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Parallel kinetic resolution of methyl (RS)-5-tris(phenylthio)methyl-cyclopent-1-ene-carboxylate with a 50:50 pseudoenantiomeric mixture of lithium (S)-N-benzyl-N-(α-methylbenzyl)amide and lithium (R)-N-3,4-dimethoxybenzyl-N-(α-methylbenzyl)amide provides an efficient entry to the corresponding homochiral methyl (1R,2S,5S)- and (1S,2R,5R)-2-amino-5-tris(phenylthio)methyl-cyclopentane-carboxylate derivatives in >98% de, with subsequent, sequential desulfurisation with Raney Nickel, N-debenzylation and ester hydrolysis furnishing (1R,2S,5S)- and (1S,2R,5R)-5-methyl-cispentacin in high yield, >98% de and >98% ee. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.tetasy.2008.05.016

Type

Journal article

Journal

Tetrahedron Asymmetry

Publication Date

16/06/2008

Volume

19

Pages

1356 - 1362