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Synthesis of Thioglycosides by Tetrathiomolybdate-Mediated Michael Additions of Masked Thiolates

Sridhar, Perali Ramu and Prabhu, Kandikere Ramaiah and Chandrasekaran, Srinivasan (2004) Synthesis of Thioglycosides by Tetrathiomolybdate-Mediated Michael Additions of Masked Thiolates. In: European Journal Organic Chemistry, 2004 (23). pp. 4809-4815.


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An efficient one-pot methodology for the synthesis of thioglycosides in excellent yields under neutral conditions through the use of benzyltriethylammonium tetrathiomolybdate $[{(BnNEt_3)}_2MoS_4; 1]$ as a sulfur-transfer reagent has been developed. The reagent 1 reacts with sugar halides to give sugar disulfides, which then undergo reductive cleavage in situ to provide the corresponding thiolates, followed by Michael addition to give the corresponding thioglycosides. Further, the utility of this one-pot reaction in aqueous medium has been exemplified through the use of ammonium tetrathiomolybdate $[{(NH_4)}_2 MoS_4; 2]$. The application of this methodology has been extended to the synthesis of a variety of thiosugar analogues with excellent diastereoselectivity through inter and intramolecular reactions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The copyright belongs to Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Keywords: carbohydrates;domino reactions;michael addition;tetrathiomolybdate;thiosaccharides
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Depositing User: Sandhya Jagirdar
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:20
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/3821

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