Anhydro sugars to enantiomerically pure building blocks: Efficient syntheses of γ-lactones and furanoids

R. A. Al-Qawasmeh, T. H. Al-Tel, R. J. Abdel-Jalil, R. Thürmer, W. Voelter

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Efficient and economic syntheses of multifunctional dihydrofurans, tetrahydrofurans and γ-lactones are described. The regiochemistry of the ring junctions of the annulated oxa ring systems are controlled using temporary or permanent protection of the C-4 hydroxyl group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-75
Number of pages5
JournalPolish Journal of Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999



  • γ-lactones
  • Anhydro sugars
  • Long-chain sugars
  • Optically pure tetrahydro- and dihydrofurans
  • Tricyclic furanoids

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  • Chemistry(all)

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