Title

Mild synthesis of disaccharidic 2,3-enopyranosyl cyanides and 2-C-2-deoxy pyranosyl cyanides with Hg(CN)2/HgBr2/TMSCN

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Organic Chemistry

Department

Chemistry

ISSN

0022-3263

Volume

67

Issue

22

DOI

10.1021/jo0111661

First Page

7662

Last Page

7669

Publication Date

10-8-2002

Abstract

Lewis acid-catalyzed dimerization of mono- and disaccharidic per-O-acetylated glycals gave di- and tetrasaccharidic O-acetylated C-glycosides, respectively. 2,3-Enopyranosyl cyanides were obtained from per-O-acetylated glycals by a new, mild anomeric SN‘-acetoxy displacement with Hg(CN)2/HgBr2/TMSCN. Per-O-acetylated 2-C-2-deoxy-pyranoses were converted into pyranosyl cyanides by the same reagent. An unprecedented acetic acid elimination from dimers with d-galacto- and l-fuco-configurations accompanied the SN-displacement under those conditions. A new set of 1H NMR coupling constants for 2,3-enopyranosyl systems was used for configurational assignment of complicated tetrasaccharide mimics.