: We describe the asymmetric synthesis of the most pleasant enantiomer of Jessemal fragrance. The key steps are (i) the one-pot reduction of an α-chloro-tetrasubstituted cyclohexenone to give the chlorohydrin, catalyzed by two stereoselective redox enzymes (an ene-reductase and an alcohol dehydrogenase); (ii) the regioselective epoxide ring-opening with organocuprate or organolithium nucleophiles. Density functional theory calculations together with the Curtin-Hammett principle allowed the rationalization of the regioselectivity.

Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of the Most Pleasant Stereoisomer of Jessemal

Venturi, Silvia;Colombo, Danilo;Brenna, Elisabetta;Gatti, Francesco G;Macchi, Piero;
2022

Abstract

: We describe the asymmetric synthesis of the most pleasant enantiomer of Jessemal fragrance. The key steps are (i) the one-pot reduction of an α-chloro-tetrasubstituted cyclohexenone to give the chlorohydrin, catalyzed by two stereoselective redox enzymes (an ene-reductase and an alcohol dehydrogenase); (ii) the regioselective epoxide ring-opening with organocuprate or organolithium nucleophiles. Density functional theory calculations together with the Curtin-Hammett principle allowed the rationalization of the regioselectivity.
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