|Title||Synthesis of 1-amino-1,2,5-trideoxy-2,5-imino-D-mannitol, a novel analogue of the powerful glucosidase inhibitor 2,5-dideoxy-2,5-imino-D-mannitol, via an Amadori rearrangement of 5-azido-5-deoxy-D-glucofuranose|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Authors||Wrodnigg, TM, Stutz, AE, Withers, SG|
|Date Published||AUG 4|
By an Amadori rearrangement of easily available 5-azido-5-deoxy-D-glucofuranose with dibenzylamine and subsequent catalytic hydrogenation of the resulting 5-azido-1-dibenzylamino-1,5-dideoxy-D-fructopyranose, the new 1-amino-1,2,5-trideoxy-2,5-imino-D-mannitol was obtained in only two steps and excellent overall yield. Likewise, other amines and/or other 5-modified hexofuranoses can be used to advantage. The reported rearrangement reaction is a high yielding, convenient and apparently general entry to 1-aminodeoxyketopyranoses modified at C-5, facilitated by the ring enlargement of the aldofuranose to the ketopyranose as an additional driving force. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.