Hexafluoroacetone reacts with α-functionalized α,β- dicarboxy acids like aspartic, malic, and thiomalic acid to give exclusively five-membered lactones. The β-carboxylic groups remain unaffected and can be derivatized separately. They can be linked i.a. to orthogonal protecting groups or multivalent alcohols like pentaerythritol to give synthetically valuable building blocks.
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)