Chemical synthesis of lampteroflavin as light emitter in the luminous mushroom, lampteromyces japonicus

  • Takahashi H
  • Isobe M
  • Goto T
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The synthesis of lampteroflavin (the light emitter of the luminous mushroom, Lampteromyces japonicus) is described. Protected riboflavin was stereoselectively glycosylated with ribofuranosyl imidate to give largely the α-product. Chloroethyl group which could be removed under neutral condition contributed to this synthesis. © 1991.

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  • Hiroyuki Takahashi

  • Minoru Isobe

  • Toshio Goto

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