Synthesis of both enantiomers of cis-α-irone and cis-γ-irone, principal constituents of iris oil, via resolution of (±)-2,2,4-trimethyl-3-cyclohexene-1-carboxylic acid

Takahiro Inoue, Hiromasa Kiyota, Takayuki Oritani

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Abstract

The principal constituents of iris oil, (-)-cis-α-irone and (-)-cis-γ-irone, and their enantiomers, were synthesized from (-)- and (+)-2,2,4-trimethyl-3-cyclohexene-1-carboxylic acids. The racemic acid was resolved by recrystallization of its salt with a chiral amine, or by enzymatic hydrolysis of the corresponding alcohol. The fragrances of (-)-(1R,5S)-cis-α-irone and (-)-(1R,5S)-cis-γ-irone were superior to those of (+)-(1S,5R)-cis-α-irone and (+)-(1S,5R)-cis-γ-irone. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3807-3818
Number of pages12
JournalTetrahedron Asymmetry
Volume11
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 22 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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