Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 1995, 6, 1077−1080
- H. J. Altenbach, K. Himmeldirk
An efficient synthesis of deoxygalactonojirimycin and deoxyaltronojirimycin through the use of proline catalyzed asymmetric α-aminoxylation of a higher homologue of Garner's aldehyde, derived from l-aspartic acid, is reported. The method is also used for a highly diastereoselective synthesis of the N-Boc derivative of (2S,3S)-3-hydroxypipecolic acid. The configuration of the proline catalyst used for the asymmetric aminoxylation step ultimately controls the absolute configuration of three adjacent stereogenic centers in the final products.