Coxon, G.D. and Douglas, J.D. and Minnikin, D.E. (2003) Facile synthesis of (Z)-tetracos-5-enoic acid and racemic cis-4-(2-octadecylcyclopropane-1-yl)-butanoic acid. Chemistry and Physics of Lipids, 126 (1). pp. 49-53. ISSN 0009-3084Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
(Z)-Tetracos-5-enoic acid and racemic cis-4-(2-octadecylcyclopropane-1-yl)-butanoic acid have been prepared from 1-eicosene by a new facile route. Periodic acid cleavage of the epoxide of 1-eicosene gave nonadecanal which was condensed with 4-carboxybutyltriphenylphosphonium bromide to give predominately (Z)-tetracos-5-enoic acid. Simmons–Smith type cyclopropanation of (Z)-tetracos-5-enoic acid gave a minor proportion of racemic cis-4-(2-octadecylcyclopropane-1-yl)-butanoic acid accompanied by major amounts of its methyl ester.
|Keywords:||fatty acids, alkene stereochemistry, mycolic acids, Wittig reaction, cyclopropane rings, Pharmacy and materia medica, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Organic Chemistry, Molecular Biology|
|Subjects:||Medicine > Pharmacy and materia medica|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||27 Feb 2012 14:16|
|Last modified:||29 Apr 2016 08:55|