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Synthesis of Postulated Molecular Probes:  Stereoselective Free-Radical-Mediated C-Glycosylation in Tandem with Hydrogen Transfer

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posted on 19.01.2005, 00:00 by Yvan Guindon, Mohammed Bencheqroun, Abderrahim Bouzide
Reported herein is a strategy employing an addition reaction in tandem with a hydrogen-transfer reaction for the elaboration of C-glycoside-based sialyl Lewis X (sLeX) analogues. Significant stereocontrol was noted when alkyl radicals were reacted with a series of alkoxytaconates. Transition states were proposed to explain the obtained selectivity. Further reaction between an anomeric-centered fucosyl-derived radical and a galactosylated hydroxytaconate provided easy access to C,O-diglycosides as mimics of sLeX. In this case, two 1,3-distant stereocenters were created with high diastereoselectivity using free radical intermediates in a tandem process.

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