(Chemical Equation Presented) Starting from very accessible raw materials such as p-methoxyphenol, ethylene glycol, and thiophenol, a protocol has been developed to prepare multigram quantities of the polyfunctionalized cyclohexane (±)-7. A highly efficient resolution of (±)-7 has been achieved through enantioselective acetylation catalyzed by Candida antarctica lipase B. Straightforward and enantioselective syntheses of 4-hydroxy-2-cyclohexenone, 1, trans-cyclohex-2-ene-1,4-diol, 2, and their O-protected derivatives 18 and 19 have been readily accomplished from 7. © 2008 American Chemical Society.
|Journal||Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 2 May 2008|