Practical syntheses of all four stereomers of sphingosine from serine have been achieved through highly diastereoselective reduction of the N-trityl protected α′-amino enone derivative 5 with NaBH4 and reduction of the free α′-amino enone derivative 7 with Zn(BH4)2.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry