A very efficient enzymatic method was developed for the synthesis of cyclic γ-lactam and γ-amino acid enantiomers, intermediates for drugs with a prominent turnover (e.g., abacavir and carbovir), through the CAL-B-catalysed enantioselective (E > 200) hydrolysis of the corresponding N-Boc protected and unprotected racemic γ-lactams with H2O in iPr2O.
- Amino acids
- Enzyme catalysis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry