(R)-2-Tosyloxypropanal (4) was prepared from D-mannitol in a 7-step sequence (51% overall yield). Addition of dialkyl phosphonates to 4 in the presence of titanium isopropoxide and the subsequent treatment with DBU stereoselectively afforded, in one-pot, fosfomycin dimethyl (5a) and dibenzyl (5b) esters both in 58% isolated yield.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 31 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry