Abstract

This research is focused on synthesizing a chiral amino aldehyde from L-Serine. The proposed synthesis of the amino aldehyde would yield a stereochemically pure product working through an L-Serine beta-lactone intermediate. The amino aldehyde is a proposed intermediate in the synthesis of (+)-obafluorin, a beta-lactone antibiotic of interest. The proposed synthesis might provide a simpler, more versatile way to synthesize obafluorin.

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