The title compounds have been synthesized in both enantiomeric forms and in good overall yields by using D-glyceraldehyde as the single chiral precursor. The efficiency and usefulness of the synthetic routes have been secured by performing controlled manipulations of the functional groups and by highly stereoselective transformations, namely Wittig-Horner condensations and cyclopropanations. Cyclopropane derivatives have been synthesized through 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of diazomethane to chiral pentenoates or furanones obtained, in turn, from D-glyceraldehyde. Syn/ anti stereochemistry of the cycloadducts has been unequivocally assigned and rationalized. Since π-facial diastereoselectivity involved in these cycloadditions is the opposite for cyclic and open- chain structures, enantiomeric series of products can be derived.
|Journal||Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 29 May 1998|