C2-Symmetric Macrocyclic Carbohydrate/Amino Acid Hybrids through Copper(I)-Catalyzed Formation of 1,2,3-Triazoles

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An efficient method was developed for the preparation of macrocyclic carbohydrate/amino acid hybrids by macrocyclization with copper(I)-catalyzed 1,2,3-triazole formation. Methyl 2-amino-6-azido-3,4-di-O-benzoyl-2,6-dideoxy--D-glucopyranoside was prepared and coupled to two different N-propiolyl dipeptides (propiolyl-Tyr-Tyr-OH and propiolyl-Arg(Mtr)-Tyr-OH) to obtain bifunctional molecules carrying one azido group and one terminal alkyne. These bifunctional molecules were cyclodimerized using Cu(I)-catalyzed 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of azides and alkynes to form macrocycles containing two 1,2,3-triazoles. Various cyclization methods were evaluated, and the most efficient conditions were found to be CuI and N,N-diisopropylethylamine in CH3CN.


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  • Organic Chemistry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4847-4850
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2005
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)