Lipase-catalyzed kinetic resolution of (±)-2-hydroxymethyl-1,4-benzodioxane

Sándor Antus, Agnes Gottsegen, Judit Kajtár, Tibor Kovács, Tante S. Tóth, Hildebert Wagner

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Who hath his life from rumours freed, Whose conscience is his strong retreat; Whose state can neither flatterers feed, Nor ruin make accusers great;. Who God doth late and early pray More of His grace than gifts to lend; And entertains the harmless day With a well chosen book or friend;. This man is freed from servile bands Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of himself, though not of lands; And have nothing, yet hath all. (Sir Henry Wotton, 1568-1639) In memory of G. Snatzke. The title compound has been kinetically resolved in a lipase-catalyzed transesterification with vinyl acetate in organic solvents. The influence of the enzyme source as well as the character of the solvent on the enantioselectivity has been studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-344
Number of pages6
JournalTetrahedron: Asymmetry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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