TETRAHEDRON-ASYMMETRY, vol.15, no.2, pp.259-265, 2004 (SCI-Expanded)
Homochiral 2-methylpyrrole derivatives are synthesized in high yields starting from chiral amino alcohols and 5-chloro-3-pentene-2-one. The photooxygenation of these compounds in the presence of a photosynthesizer furnishes the pyrrolooxazolone structures in high diastereoselectivities. In all of the examples, trans-isomers are formed as the major products. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.