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Pure Appl. Chem., 2011, Vol. 83, No. 3, pp. 461-478

Published online 2011-01-29

1,5-Polyols: Challenging motifs for configurational assignment and synthesis

Gregory K. Friestad* and Gopeekrishnan Sreenilayam

Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52245, USA

Abstract: Despite the well-established methods for stereochemical assignments and synthesis of 1,3-diols, the corresponding 1,5-diols and -polyols present specific challenges which remain unsolved. This article highlights some new strategies and methodologies specifically designed for the 1,5-diol motif.