J. Micklefield, R. L. Mackman, C. J. Aucken, M. Beckmann, M. H. Block, F. J. Leeper and A. R. Battersby
"A Novel Stereoselective Synthesis of the Macrocycle of Heme d1 that Establishes its Absolute Configuration as 2R,7R"
J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun.,1993, 275-277. Full Text
A novel route to isobacteriochlorins is developed that allows the stereoselective synthesis of the macrocycle of haem d1 and so establishes its absolute configuration as 2R,7R.
Department of Chemistry
University of Cambridge