Synlett 1994; 1994(9): 763-764
DOI: 10.1055/s-1994-23002
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Synthesis of Pure trans, trans, trans -Geranylgeraniol

S. Bouzbouz* , B. Kirschleger
  • *Laboratoire de Synthèse Organique Associé au CNRS, Faculté des Sciences et des Techniques 2, Rue de la Houssinière - 44072 Nantes Cedex 03
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18 September 2002 (online)

The coupling of prop-2-enyl oxirane and a (E, E)-farnesyl ß- sulfonylester with Pd(PPh3)4, in a highly regio- and stereoselective reaction and subsequent decarbomethoxylation and desulfonylation gave the (E, E,E-geranylgeraniol in an overall yield of 68%.