Absence of reverse anomeric effect in furanosides

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A series of conformationally restricted N-"furanosides" has been synthesized, where the carbons of the tetrahydrofuran ring are kept in one plane by a rigid norbornane skeleton, permitting only the ring oxygen to move above or below the tetrahydrofuran ring plane. This causes the substituents of the anomeric carbon to occupy a pseudoaxial or a pseudoequatorial position. On protonation of these "norbornane-furanosides" with trifluoromethanesulfonic acid, all three compounds exhibited decreasing coupling constants for the anomeric proton, indicating a shift toward the pseudoaxial conformation. The coupling constant measurements were supported by volume integration of NOESY cross-peaks, which also showed a change toward the pseudoaxial conformation upon protonation of the nitrogen. These results provide no evidence for the so-called reverse anomeric effect; on the contrary they are in full agreement with a small normal anomeric effect.


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  • Organic Chemistry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5892-5896
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Organic chemistry (S/LTH) (011001240)