It is known to inhibit growth and cell wall synthesis of Mycobacterium smegmatis. Also used as a synthetic intermediate for the production of chiral antibiotics.
Kunihiko Yabu; and Shozo Takahashi. Inhibition of Growth and Cell Wall Synthesis of Mycobacterium smegmatis by D-Threonine. Microbiology and Immunology. 1978, 22(2), 103-107.
V. F. Pozdnev; N. N. Podgornova; N. K. Zentsova; G. I. Aukone; U. O. Kalei. Preparation of tert-butoxycarbonyl derivatives of amino acids using di-tert-butyl pyrocarbonate. Chemistry of Natural Compounds. 1979, 15(4), 471-476.