Homochiral Ketals in Organic Synthesis. Enantioselective Synthesis of (R)-Muscone

Keith A. Nelson, Eugene A. Mash

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An efficient, enantioselective preparation of (R)-muscone employing a diastereoselective Simmons-Smith cyclopropanation is described. Cyclopropanation is directed via chelation control by a homochiral ketal protecting group derived from unnatural tartaric acid. The overall yield of (R)-muscone (>95% R) from commercially available cyclopentadecanone is 60% over seven steps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2721-2724
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986


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  • Organic Chemistry

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