A versatile approach for the enantioselective synthesis of functionalised beta-hydroxy N-acetylcysteamine thiol esters has been developed which allows the facile incorporation of isotopic labels. It has been shown that a remarkable reversal of selectivity occurs in the titanium mediated aldol reaction of the acyloxazolidone intermediate using either (S)- or (R)-tert-butyldimethylsilyloxybutanal. The aldol products are valuable intermediates in the synthesis of 4-hydroxy-6-substituted gamma-lactones.
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)