An efficient and new method was developed to prepare the dopa analogue 11 in natural pepticinnamin via catalytic hydrogenation of dehydroamino acids (DDAA) with a good yield and ee. Product 11 is a key intermediate towards the total synthesis of pepticinnamin E and its analogues.
"Highly stereoselective and efficient synthesis of the dopa analogue in pepticinnamin E via enantioselective hydrogenation of dehydroamino acids,"
Turkish Journal of Chemistry: Vol. 34:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/chem/vol34/iss2/3