Synlett 2011(5): 725-729  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1259694
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Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Idesolide from Benzoic Acid

David R. Adamsa, Christian Aichingerb, Jonathan Collinsa, Uwe Rinnerb, Tomas Hudlicky*a
a Chemistry Department and Centre for Biotechnology, Brock University, 500 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1, Canada
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b Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Vienna, Währinger Str. 38, 1090 Vienna, Austria
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Received 20 January 2011
Publication Date:
25 February 2011 (online)


Idesolide was synthesized in five steps from benzoic acid by base-catalyzed dimerization of hydroxy keto ester, obtained from diol, the product of the whole-cell fermentation of benzoic acid with R. eutrophus B9.