Synthesis 2005(14): 2345-2348  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-870021
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Hydrolytic Kinetic Resolution of α-Naphthyl Glycidyl Ether: A Practical Access to Highly Enantioselective β-Adrenergic Blocking Agents

D. Subhas Bose*, A. V. Narsimha Reddy, Sanjay W. Chavhan
Organic Chemistry Division III, Fine Chemical Laboratory, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, 500 007, India
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Received 15 February 2005
Publication Date:
13 July 2005 (eFirst)

Abstract

Kinetic resolution of (±)-naphthyl glycidyl ether using 0.5 mol% (R,R)-salen Co(III)OAc and water (0.55 equiv) provided enantiomerically pure naphthyl glycidyl ether and 1-naphthylglycerol derivatives with high enantiomeric excess. Application of this approach to highly enantioenriched (S)-naftopidil and (S)-propranolol is described.

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