2,3-Aziridino Ribofuranosyl Donors in Glycoside Bond Synthesis

  • Author / Creator
    Ahmed, Md. Faiaz
  • The number of biologically important events mediated by carbohydrates has generated great interest in the synthesis of oligosaccharides and the development of new methods for glycosidic bond formation. I have developed a glycosylation method where glycosyl donors containing a three-membered epoxide ring are used. These species are highly selective glycosyl donors and the glycoside bonds formed are cis to the epoxide moiety. In this project, I have extended this work to substrates in which the epoxide ring is replaced with an aziridine moiety. For this purpose, I synthesized two aziridine-containing donors N-acetyl-2,3-aziridino-5-O-benzoyl-2,3-dideoxy-D-ribofuranose (1) and N-acetyl-2,3-aziridino-5-O-benzoyl-2,3-dideoxy-β-D-ribofuranosyl trichloroacetimidate (2). A seven step route was developed for the synthesis of hemiacetal (1) starting from D-arabinose and one step is required to synthesize trichloroacetimidate (2) from 1. Glycosylation of a range of alcohol acceptors with donor 1 using dimethylsulfide and trifluoromethanesulfonic acid anhydride (Gin glycoslylation) gave products in good yields and with moderate : selectivity. Glycosylation of these alcohols with 2 promoted by trimethylsilyl trifluoromethanesulfonate proceed with slightly better selectivity. I also investigated the effect of diethyl ether on glycosylation reactions with donor 2.

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    Spring 2013
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    Master of Science
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    University of Alberta
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    • West, Frederick G. (Chemistry); Rivard, Eric (Chemistry)