Applications of the stereochemically-controlled Horner-Wittig reaction: Synthesis of feniculin, (E)-non-6-en-1-ol, a pheromone of the mediterranean fruit fly, (E)- and (Z)-dec-5-en-1-ol, tri-substituted alkenes, and (Z)-α-bisabolene

Antony D. Buss, Nicholas Greeves, Ralph Mason, Stuart Warren

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Abstract

Stereoselective reduction of the appropriate α-diphenylphosphinoyl ketone or addition of the lithium derivative of an alkyl diphenylphosphine oxide to an aldehyde or a ketone gives Horner-Wittig intermediates and hence the title compounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2569-2577
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987

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