Carbohydrates as chiral controllers: Synthesis of dihydrothieno[2,3-c]furanones

Martín Avalos, Reyes Babiano, Pedro Cintas, Fernando R. Clemente, Ruth Gordillo, Michael B. Hursthouse, José L. Jiménez, Mark E. Light, Juan C. Palacios

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Chiral dihydrothiophenes derived from carbohydrates can be transformed into a novel class of bicyclic and highly functionalized chirons by treatment with NaH. A mechanistic rationale is proposed which is consistent with experimental observations and demonstrates the stereodiscriminating properties exerted by carbohydrate chains with different configurations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2261-2264
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Asymmetry
Issue number16
StatePublished - Sep 13 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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