Levoglucosenone is a highly dehydrated sugar that has been used in the preparation of chiral synthons such as (–)-y-multistriatin and (+)-Prelog—Djerassi lactonic acid.
Negative-form is a pyrolysis product of cellulose and cellulose-containing materials including pulp and paper waste products. Known as a pyrolytic product of cellulose, which is very useful as a chiral source for synthesizing natural products.
|Boiling Point||57-57.5 °C / 0.5 mm|
also Taniguchi, T., et al.: Synlett, 971 (1996),
Efficient levoglucosenone production
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Levoglucosenone: the properties, reactions, and use in fine organic synthesis
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Herdewijn P, et al.
3′-substituted 2′,3′-dideoxynucleoside analogues as potential anti-HIV (HTLV-III/LAV) agents
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Synthesis of Methylene-Expanded 2′,3′-Dideoxyribonucleosides
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