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Synthetic access toward the diverse ginsenosides

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All the possible types of the protopanaxatriol and protopanaxadiol glycosides, the major active yet extremely heterogeneous principles of ginsengs, could be accessed by the present sequence of transformations, including global removal of the sugar residues from the crude ginseng extracts and stepwise elaboration of the glycans onto the aglycone. In particular, intramolecular hydrogen-bonding and neutral conditions have enabled glycosylation of the highly sterically hindered and acid labile dammarane C20-OH.

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The article was received on 26 May 2013, accepted on 22 Jul 2013 and first published on 24 Jul 2013

Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC51479J
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 3899-3905
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    Synthetic access toward the diverse ginsenosides

    J. Yu, J. Sun, Y. Niu, R. Li, J. Liao, F. Zhang and B. Yu, Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 3899
    DOI: 10.1039/C3SC51479J

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