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A chemoenzymatic synthesis of (-)-hirsutene from toluene

Banwell, Martin; Edwards, Alison; Harfoot, Gwion; Jolliffe, Katrina


The enantiomerically pure cis-1,2-diol 2, which is obtained by microbial oxidation of toluene, has been converted, via a sequence of reactions including high-pressure promoted Diels-Alder cycloaddition and oxa-di-π-methane rearrangement steps, into the t

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1


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