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Issue 5, 2007
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Catalytic asymmetric synthesis of mycocerosic acid

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The first catalytic asymmetric total synthesis of mycocerosic acid was achieved via the application of iterative enantioselective 1,4-addition reactions and allows for the efficient construction of 1,3-polymethyl arrays with full stereocontrol; further exemplified by the synthesis of tetramethyl-decanoic acid, a component of the preen-gland wax of the graylag goose, Anser anser.

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01 Sep 2006
06 Oct 2006
First published
06 Nov 2006

Chem. Commun., 2007, 489-491
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Catalytic asymmetric synthesis of mycocerosic acid

B. ter Horst, B. L. Feringa and A. J. Minnaard, Chem. Commun., 2007, 489
DOI: 10.1039/B612593J

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