Progress in the Asymmetric Synthesis of Phospholipids

Ru Yu Chen, Jia Zhou

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This review deals with the progress in the stereospecific synthesis of phospholipids, involving semisynthesis and total synthesis. Particularly, general approaches to the formation of asymmetric glycerophospholipid skeletons by utilizing stereospecific reactions and chiral precursors are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-202
Number of pages2
JournalChinese Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Asymmetric synthesis
  • Chiral precursor
  • Enzyme catalysis
  • Epimerization
  • Phospholipids
  • Stereospecific reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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