Enantiocontrolled synthesis of (+)-curcuquinone and (-)-curcuhydroquinone

Tomoyuki Yoshimura, Hidetoshi Kisyuku, Tomoyo Kamei, Kenya Takabatake, Mitsuru Shindo, Kozo Shishido

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An enantiocontrolled synthesis of the monocyclic bisabolene-type sesquiterpenoids (+)-curcuquinone 1 and (-)-curcuhydroquinone 2 has been accomplished using a porcine pancreatic lipase (PPL)-mediated desymmetrization of the prochiral σ-symmetrical 2-aryl-1,3-propanediol 6 as the key reaction step.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-255
Number of pages9
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry


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