The fate of the methanesulfonyloxy group on reduction with LAH

Éva Bozó, Sándor Boros, János Kuszmann, Eszter Gács-Baitz

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Reduction of 1,6:2,5-dianhydro-3,4-di-O-methanesulfonyl-1-thio-D- glucitol with LAH afforded the corresponding 3,4-dihydroxy compound in a yield of 51% and six by-products were isolated after acetylation. Three differed from the original molecule only in the substituents, which were AcO at C-3 and H, CH3S and CH3SCH2S at C-4, respectively. The other compounds had a rearranged skeleton and were 1,4:2,5-dianhydro-1-thio-D-galactitol derivatives, containing the AcO group at C-3 and the aforementioned three substituents attached to C-6. A mechanism is suggested for the rearrangement, and for the formation of the substituents including the fate of the methanesulfonyloxy groups on reduction with LAH which is generally applicable to any mesyloxy derivative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8095-8102
Number of pages8
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - Jun 25 1999


  • Mechanisms
  • Rearrangements
  • Reduction
  • Stereochemistry
  • Sulfonic acids and derivatives

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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