Highly diastereoselective photoaddition of methanol to limonene

Dong Suk Kim, Sang Chul Shim, Takehiko Wada, Yoshihisa Inoue

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Extremely high diastereomeric excess was achieved from the photosensitized polar addition of methanol to (R)-(+)-limonene 1. Diastereomeric excess was varied from 28.1 to 96.3% depending on the solvent polarity, reaction temperature, and structure of sensitizer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4341-4344
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jun 25


  • Asymmetric photochemical reaction
  • Diastereomeric excess
  • Limonene
  • Photosensitizer
  • Solvent polarity
  • Temperature effect


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