Patent Number: 8,822,733

Title: Intermediates for the preparation of beta-santalol

Abstract: The present invention concerns a process for the preparation of a compound of formula (I) in the form of any one of its stereoisomers or mixtures thereof, and wherein the dotted line may represents an additional bond and R.sup.a represents a hydrogen atom or a Si(R.sup.b).sub.3 or (R.sup.b).sub.2COH group, each R.sup.b representing C.sub.1-6 alkyl group or a phenyl group. The invention concerns also the compound (I) as well as its use for the synthesis of .beta.-santalol or of derivatives thereof. ##STR00001##

Inventors: Chapuis; Christian (Geneva, CH)

Assignee: Firmenich SA

International Classification: C07C 45/61 (20060101); C07C 33/12 (20060101); C07C 29/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018