Conseil national de recherches du Canada. Institut des sciences biologiques du CNRC
A practical sequence is described for converting d-glucosamine into peracetylated Gal(β-1,4)GlcNTroc(β1-S)Ph and Neu5Ac(α-2,3)Gal(β-1,4)GlcNTroc(β1-S)Ph building blocks using a synthetic strategy based on chemoenzymatic oligosaccharide synthesis. The known trichloroethoxycarbonyl, N-Troc, protecting group was selected as a suitable protecting group for both enzymatic and chemical reaction conditions. These oligosaccharide building blocks proved effective donors for the β-selective glycosylation of the unreactive OH-3 of a polymeric PEG-bound acceptor and for the axial OH-2 of a mannose acceptor in good yields. The resulting complex oligosaccharides are useful for vaccine and pharmaceutical applications.
Date de publication
American Chemical Society
Journal of Organic Chemistry68, nº 6 (21 février 2003) : 2426–2431.