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Chemoenzymatic synthesis of both enantiomers of 3-hydroxy-2,3-dihydro-4H-chromen-4-one

Demir, AS
Aybey, A
Sesenoglu, O
Polat, Faruk
4-Oxo-3,4-dihydro-2-chromen-3-yl acetate is synthesized using manganese(III)acetate starting from 2,3-dihydro-4H-chromen-4-one. K2CO3 mediated hydrolysis of 4-oxo-3,4-dihdro-2-chromen-3-yl acetate furnished 3-hydroxy-2,3-dihydro-4H-chromen-4-one in high yield. The enantioselective hydrolysis of (+/-)-4-oxo-3,4-dihydro-2-chromen-3-yI acetate in various organic solvent-phosphate buffer (pH7) systems and enantioselective transesterification of (+/-)-3-hydroxy-2,3-dihydro-4H-chromen-4-one in organic solvents was investigated by screening a range of lipases. The lipase Amano PS, PPL, PLE and CCL-catalyzed asymmetric ester hydrolysis and transesterification afforded the enantiomers of 3-hydroxy-2,3-dihydro-4H-chromen-4-one and 4-oxo-3,4-dihydro-2-chromen-3-yI acetate with high enantiomeric excess (up to 97% ee) and in good yields.