It undergoes Aldol condensations with silyl ketene acetals.1 Employed in spiroannulated carbohydrate synthesis.2 Convergent syntheses of a hydroxylated indolizidine,3 carbohydrate substituted benzoquinones,4 and of the oxazole segment of calyculin5 have been accomplished using this chiral synthon.
Jason L. McCartney.; Christopher T. Meta.; Robert M. Cicchillo.; Matthew D. Bernardina.; Timothy R. Wagner.; Peter Norris. Addition of Lithiated C-Nucleophiles to 2,3-O-Isopropylidene-d-erythronolactone:? Stereoselective Formation of a Furanose C-Disaccharide.J. Org. Chem. 2003, 68 (26),10152-10155 .