Efficient Syntheses of β-Cyanosugars Using Glycosyl Iodides Derived from Per-O-silylated Mono- and Disaccharides

Abhijit S. Bhat, Jacquelyn Gervay-Hague

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Reported herein is a general method for the efficient syntheses of a variety of β-cyano glycosides through the activation of per-O-trimethylsilyl glycosides with TMSI to form α-glycosyl iodides, which undergo SN2-type displacement when treated with tetrabutylammonium cyanide. The cyanoglycosides were reduced under mild conditions using NaBH4 in the presence of catalytic CoCl2(H2O)6 in THF/H2O to give the corresponding aminomethyl glycosides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2081-2084
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jun 28 2001
Externally publishedYes


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