An alternate synthesis of enantiomerically pure levetiracetam (Keppra®)

M. Mujahid, P. Mujumdar, M. Sasikumar, S. S. Kunte, M. Muthukrishnan

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A simple and efficient synthesis of levetiracetam has been achieved with high enantiopurity (>99%) starting from commercially available benzyl glycidyl ether. The method is amenable for industrial scale-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1512-1515
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Asymmetry
Issue number20-21
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

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