Catalytic asymmetric synthesis of a 1-deoxy-1,1-difluoro-D-xylulose

Liam R Cox, Gareth A DeBoos, Jeremy J Fullbrook, Jonathan Percy, Neil S Spencer, Malcolm Tolley

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A new route, of potential strategic importance, to a difluorosugar analogue has been developed. Key steps included a Stille coupling and a highly regio- and enantioselective dihydroxylation of a highly substituted diene. Protecting groups were chosen to enhance the reactivity of the disubstituted allylic fragment in the AD reaction and allow deprotection under orthogonal conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-339
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2003


  • catalytic sysnthesis
  • Stille coupling
  • orthogonal conditions


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