Expedient synthesis of potent cannabinoid receptor agonist (-)-CP55,940

Noriaki Itagaki, Tsutomu Sugahara, Yoshiharu Iwabuchi

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(Chemical Equation Presented) A stereocontrolled synthesis of (-)-CP55,940, a potent cannabinoid receptor agonist, has been attained using a novel aldolization/retroaldolization interconversion strategy, in which a temporarily generated chiral aldol motif plays essential roles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4181-4183
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sept 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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