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Facile synthesis of (Z)-tetracos-5-enoic acid and racemic cis-4-(2-octadecylcyclopropane-1-yl)-butanoic acid

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 0009-3084

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Abstract

(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.