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Synthesis of (R)- and (S)-acetoin (3-hydroxybutan-2-one)

Abstract

Two synthetic routes to the enantiomers of acetoin (2) of high optical purity have been devised. One starting from (S)-3-methylbut-3-en-2-ol (9) led to (S)-(+)-acetoin (13). The other, starting from (2R,3R)-butane-2,3-diol gave (R)-(–)-acetoin (16).

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Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/P19830002435
J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1983, 2435-2440

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    Synthesis of (R)- and (S)-acetoin (3-hydroxybutan-2-one)

    D. H. G. Crout and S. M. Morrey, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1983, 2435
    DOI: 10.1039/P19830002435

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