Dihydroxylation of 2-vinylaziridine: efficient synthesis of D-ribo-phytosphingosine.

@article{Yoon2007DihydroxylationO2,
  title={Dihydroxylation of 2-vinylaziridine: efficient synthesis of D-ribo-phytosphingosine.},
  author={Hyo Jae Yoon and Yong-Woo Kim and Baeck Kyoung Lee and Won Koo Lee and Yongeun Kim and Hyun-Joon Ha},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2007},
  volume={1},
  pages={79-81}
}
An efficient and highly stereoselective synthesis of D-ribo-(2S,3S,4R)-phytosphingosine was accomplished in 62% overall yield starting from commercially available (2S)-hydroxymethylaziridine via osmium-catalyzed asymmetric dihydroxylation as a key step. 

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