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One-Pot Synthesis of Structurally Diverse Iminosugar-Based Hybrid Molecules

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posted on 2018-08-13, 00:00 authored by Sure Siva Prasad, Narra Rajashekar Reddy, Sundarababu Baskaran
A one-pot iminium-ion-based strategy has been developed for the synthesis of structurally novel iminosugar-based hybrid molecules. Iminium ion derived from l-rhamnose lactol-mesylate reacted with electron-rich aromatic systems in an inter/intra molecular fashion to furnish pyrrolidine-based iminosugar C-aryl glycosides with a high degree of stereoselectivity. Iminium ion also reacted readily with active methylene compounds such as 4-hydroxycoumarin, 4-hydroxyquinolinone, and lawsone to provide iminosugar C-coumarin/quinolinone/naphthoquinonyl glycosides in very good yields. Azomethine ylide generated from an iminium ion derivative underwent dipolar cycloaddition reaction with 1,4-quinones to furnish novel isopyrrolonaphtho/anthroquinon-based iminosugar-hybrids. The preliminary cytotoxic activities of some of the synthesized iminosugar-hybrids have been assayed against various human cancer cell lines and some of the hybrid molecules exhibited promising anticancer activities.

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