A concise synthesis of a versatile chiral C4 building block for 2- aminoalkanols, (1S)-1-[(4R)-2,2-dimethyl-1,3-dioxolan-4-yl]2- hydroxyethylammonium benzoate (1a), was described. 1 (1a and its enantiomener 1b) acted as four stereoisomers of optically active 2-amino-1,3,4- butanetriol. The versatility of 1 was demonstrated by its application to the practical synthesis of nelfinavir (2), a potent HIV-protease inhibitor, as well as by the stereospecific synthesis of three diastereomers of 2.
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