Synthesis and Absolute Configuration of Enantiomerically Pure Vitamin K3 2,3-Epoxide

Günther Snatzke, Hans Wijnberg, Bernard Feringa, Bea G. Marsman, Ben Greydanus, Henk Pluim

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The 2,3-epoxide of vitamin K3 (menadione, 1) has been prepared in enantiomerically pure form, and the absolute configuration has been deduced from the CD spectrum. The compound with the negative Cotton effect between 340 and 400 nm has the 2R,3S configuration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4094-4096
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1980

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