The naturally occurring (-)-enantiomer of a fatty acid isolated from the mushroom (Hericium erinaceum) was synthesized from (R)-(-)-benzyl glycidyl ether in 8 steps. A comparison of the specific rotation of the synthetic sample with that of the natural Compound established the absolute configuration of the latter.
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- Analytical Chemistry
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Molecular Biology
- Organic Chemistry