Synthesis and Absolute Configuration of a Cytotoxic Fatty Acid Isolated from the Mushroom, Hericium erinaceum

Shigefumi Kuwahara, Etsuko Morihiro, Akira Nemoto, Akira Hiramatsu

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1417-1419
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume56
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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