Free-radical hydrothiolation of the endocyclic double bond of enoses is reported. Reaction between 2-acetoxy-D-glucal and a range of thiols including amino acid, peptide, glycosyl thiols, and sugars with primary or secondary thiol functions gave S-linked α-glucoconjugates and S-disaccharides with full regio- and stereoselectivity. Addition of glycosyl thiols to a 2,3-unsaturated glycoside also proceeded with good selectivity and afforded a series of 3-deoxy-S-disaccharides.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry