Synthesis and absolute stereochemistry of the acyl moiety of quillajasaponins

Xiangming Zhu, Biao Yu, Yongzheng Hui, Ryuichi Higuchi, Takanori Kusano, Tomofumi Miyamoto

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The acyl moiety of the quillajasaponins, one of the most important immunological adjuvants, was determined to be 3-(S), 5-(S)-dihydroxy-6-(S)- methyl-octanoic acid by enantioselective synthesis. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)717-719
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 29 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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