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Treatment of (1RS, SSR)-(1-phenylsulfinyl-2-valeryl benzene) chromium tricarbonyl 2 with a sulfur ylide results in a highly diastereoselective epoxide formation (d.s.>96:4). Regioselective opening of the epoxide, employing an in situ trapping protocol, allows the synthesis of a highly functionalised, diastereomerically pure benzylic alcohol.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Synlett

Publication Date

01/12/1997

Volume

1997

Pages

66 - 68