Photoassisted Access to Enantiopure Conformationally Locked Ribofuranosylamines Spiro-Linked to Oxazolidino-Diketopiperazines.

N-Furoylated l-threonine-, serine-, or cysteine-based aminoacetals are coupled with <i>o</i>-aminoketones or aldehydes to offer rapid access to diverse enantiopure polyheterocycles possessing conformationally locked aminoglycoside-containing molecular scaffolds. The key step involves photogeneration of azaxylylenes which undergo [4 + 4] or [4 + 2] cycloadditions to the tethered furoyl pendants.