Synthesis of a novel N-O-interglycosidic disaccharide

Miklós Hornyák, Ferenc Sztaricskai, István F. Pelyvás, Gyula Batta

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The carbohydrate subunits carrying an N-O-interglycosidic bond play a very important role in the biological activity of the enediyne antibiotics. Condensation of O-(α- and β-D-glucopyranosyl)hydroxylamine (5a and 5b) with the hex-3-ulopyranoside (6) furnished methyl 4,6-O-benzylidene-2,3-dideoxy-3-(2,3,4,6-tetra-O-benzyl-α-D- glucopyranosyloxy)imino-α- and β-D-erythro-hexopyranoside (7a and 7b). Stereoselective reduction of the C=N bond of 7a and 7b with sodium cyanoborohydride resulted in the formation of the required protected N-O-interglycosidic disaccharides (8a and 8b). Finally, catalytic hydrogenation of 8a afforded methyl 2,3-dideoxy-3-(α-D-glucopyranosyloxy)amino-α-D-ribo- hexopyranoside (9a). Under similar conditions the β anomer 8b underwent decomposition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1787-1792
Number of pages6
JournalCarbohydrate Research
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Aug 12 2003


  • H and C NMR
  • N-O-interglycosidic disaccharide
  • Synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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