Barton, Patrick and Page, Michael I. (1992) The resolution of racemic 1,2-diols by the esterase catalysed hydrolysis of the corresponding cyclic carbonate. Tetrahedron, 48 (36). pp. 7731-7734. ISSN 0040-4020
Abstract

Racemic 1-phenyl-1,2-ethane diol can be resolved by the pig liver esterase catalysed hydrolysis of the corresponding cyclic carbonate to give the (R) and (S) 1-phenyl-1,2-ethane diol with an ee of 97 and 78% respectively.

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