Université de Neuchâtel

Macrocyclisation of 2-(5-(2-hydroxyethyl)furan-2-yl)acetic acid model compounds of nonactic acid

Eng, Carine ; Simone, Jean-Mary ; Hartenbach, Akane ; Loiseau, François ; Neier, Reinhard

In: Monatshefte für Chemie / Chemical Monthly, 2009, vol. 140, no. 3, p. 349-354

The macrocyclisation of hydroxyethylfuranyl acetic acid and of dehydrogenated model compounds of nonactic acid was investigated to develop a facile synthesis of nonactin analogues. By applying the Yamagushi macrocyclisation to our ω-hydroxyacids, we were able to isolate a mixture of di-, tri-, tetra- and pentameric macrocycles.