Synthesis of (±)-methyl tuberonate, a potato tuber-forming substance, and its epimer

Hiromasa Kiyota, Daisuke Nakashima, Takayuki Oritani

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Methyl esters of (±)-tuberonic acid and (±)-12-hydroxyjasmonic acid (trans-tuberonic acid), the aglycons of strong potato tuber-forming substances, were synthesized from norbornene via side-chain elongation and Baeyer-Villiger oxidation as key steps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2110-2117
Number of pages8
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes



  • Jasmonic acid
  • Methyl 12-hydroxyjasmonate
  • Methyl tuberonate
  • Potato tuberization
  • Total synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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