Patent Number: 6,294,679

Title: Intermediate for the synthesis of prostaglandins

Abstract: An enantiomerically enriched compound of formula 1, ##STR1## wherein Ar is phenyl optionally substituted with one or more groups selected from haloalkyl, alkyl and halide. This compound can be isolated in crystalline form, and used in the preparation of (+)-16 [3-trifluoromethyl)phenoxy]-17,18,19,20-tetranor PGF.sub.2.alpha. isopropyl ester.

Inventors: Jackson; Philip Mark (Cambridge, GB), Lennon; Ian Campbell (Cambridge, GB)

Assignee: Chirotech Technology Limited

International Classification: C07F 7/00 (20060101); C07C 405/00 (20060101); C07F 7/18 (20060101); C07D 313/06 (); C07D 507/02 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018