A convenient synthetic approach to 8-vinyl-chlorophyll derivatives
Partial syntheses of two 8-vinyl-derivatives (3 and 6) of chlorin-e6 trimethyl ester 5 are reported; in certain organisms, 8-de-ethyl-8-vinylchlorophyll-a 3 has been proposed to be a biosynthetic precursor of the plant chlorophylls and of the bacteriochlorophylls.
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Gerlach, B., & Smith, K. (1996). A convenient synthetic approach to 8-vinyl-chlorophyll derivatives. Tetrahedron Letters, 37 (31), 5431-5434. https://doi.org/10.1016/0040-4039(96)01143-4