Recent Applications of Levoglucosenone as Chiral Synthon

Author(s): Ariel M. Sarotti, Maria M. Zanardi, Rolando A. Spanevello

Journal Name: Current Organic Synthesis

Volume 9 , Issue 4 , 2012

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Modern organic synthesis requires easily obtainable chiral building blocks that show high chemical versatility for their application in diverse synthetic processes. The main purpose of this review is to present a survey of the scientific literature on levoglucosenone chemistry to provide an up-to-date on different stereoselective synthetic strategies for the construction of biologically important compounds, chiral inductors or templates for organic synthesis.

Keywords: Levoglucosenone, biomass, cellulose, carbohydrates, green chemistry, tetrodotoxin, bioactive compounds, chiral synthon, asymmetric synthesis, chiral inductors, Diels-Alder.

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Year: 2012
Page: [439 - 459]
Pages: 21
DOI: 10.2174/157017912802651401
Price: $65

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