Synthesis of optically active bihelicenols

Daisuke Nakano, Rie Hirano, Masahiko Yamaguchi, Chizuko Kabuto

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All six stereoisomers of dimethyl 5,5′-dihydroxy-1,1′,12,12′-tetramethyl-[6,6′]bi (benzo[c]phenanthrenyl)-8,8′-dicarboxylate (bihelicenol) were synthesized by the oxidative coupling of methyl 8-hydroxy-1,12-dimethylbenzo[c]phenanthrene-5-carboxylate (helicenol), and their structures were determined by X-ray analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3683-3686
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Apr 28


  • Binaphthol
  • Helicene
  • Oxidative coupling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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