Simple synthesis of enantiomerically pure sauriols A and B

Naoki Mori, Hidenori Watanabe, Takeshi Kitahara

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Sauriols A and B belong to a class of diarylbutane-lignans and exhibit antifeedant activity. We succeeded in the first synthesis of sauriols A and B by using a simple and efficient asymmetric dimerization of a cinnamic acid derivative as the key step.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1750-1753
Number of pages4
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Antifeedant
  • Lignan
  • Sauriol A
  • Sauriol B


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