Synthesis of O-α-d-mannopyranosyl-(1→2)-O-α-d-mannopyranosyl-(1→2)-d-mannose, the repeating unit of the O8-antigen of Escherichia coli

András Lipták, János Imre, Pál Nánási

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The trisaccharide α-d-Manp-(1→2)-α-d-Manp-(1→2)-d-Man was synthesised by using a stepwise method. A key reaction in the preparation of the intermediates was the selective hydrogenolysis of mannopyranoside derivatives having both dioxane- and dioxolane-type benzylidene acetals, resulting in the exclusive cleavage of the former acetal rings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-41
Number of pages9
JournalCarbohydrate Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 16 1983


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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