The stereoselective reduction of bromomethyl ketones derived from leucine, phenylalanine, alanine and valine is described using borohydride reagents. The Boc-amino alcohol product has erythro stereochemistry at the carbinol center as deduced by conversion to Boc-amino epoxides. These oxiranes are useful for the preparation of hydroxyethylene peptide isosteres.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 31 Jul 1995|