Synthesis of (±)-Methyl Tuberonate, a Potato Tuber-forming Substance, and Its Epimer

Hiromasa Kiyota, Daisuke Nakashima, Takayuki Oritani

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    Methyl esters of (±)-tuberonic acid and (±)-12-hydroxyjasmonic acid (trans-tuberonic acid), the aglycons of strong potato tuber-forming substances, were synthesized from norbornene via side-chain elongation and Baeyer-Villiger oxidation as key steps.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2110-2117
    Number of pages8
    JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1


    • Jasmonic acid
    • Methyl 12-hydroxyjasmonate
    • Methyl tuberonate
    • Potato tuberization
    • Total synthesis

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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