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Stereospecific synthesis of chiral caprolactone monomers from D-glucose.

  The synthesis and characterisation of a novel chiral bicyclic oxacaprolactone is reported. The choice of diisopropylidene- -glucose as a starting material allowed selective introduction of the synthetic equivalent necessary for the formation of the seven-membered ring of the lactone, i.e., one carbon atom and the carbonyl of the ester which was to become the carbonyl group of the lactone. In order to complete the formation of the seven-membered ring, via intramolecular lactonisation, it was necessary to excise carbon six and to establish a primary alcohol group at C-5. The lactone was fully characterised and available for ring-opening polymerisation.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    14 March 2003

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Elsevier

  • DOI:

    10.1016/S0008-6215(02)00490-1

  • ISSN:

    0008-6215

  • Library of Congress:

    QD Chemistry

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    547 Organic chemistry

Citation

Defossemont, G. & Mincher, D. (2003). Stereospecific synthesis of chiral caprolactone monomers from D-glucose. Carbohydrate Research. 338, 563-565. doi:10.1016/S0008-6215(02)00490-1. ISSN 0008-6215

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Keywords

Caprolactone; Diisopropylidene- -glucose; NMR; Stereospecific synthesis

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