Total synthesis of the L-hexoses

Soo Y. Ko*, Albert W M LEE, Satoru Masamune, Lawrence A. Reed, K. Barry Sharpless, Frederick J. Walker

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Enantiomerically pure polyhydroxylated natural products are synthesized by using a reiterative two-carbon extension cycle consisting of four steps. The generality and efficiency of this methodology are demonstrated in the total synthesis of all eight L-hexoses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)949-951
Number of pages3
Issue number4600
Publication statusPublished - 1983

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