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Keywords:

  • Asymmetric hydrolysis;
  • Chiral alcohol;
  • α-Ionone, dihydro;
  • Enzymes;
  • Pig liver esterase

Abstract

Enzymatic hydrolysis of (±)-2,4,4-trimethyl-2-cyclohexenyl acetate [(±)-3] with pig liver esterase yielded (R)-(+)-2,4,4-trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-ol [(R)-2] and unchanged (S)-(−)-acetate (S)-3. Enantiomerically pure (S)-2 was converted into (R)-dihydro-α-ionone (10).