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Regioselective modification of unprotected glycosides

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Abstract

Selective modification of unprotected carbohydrates is difficult due to the similar reactivity of the hydroxyl groups. In carbohydrate synthesis, therefore, even straightforward transformations often require multiple synthetic steps. The development of selective methods for carbohydrate modification is consequently highly desired. This review describes the methods for the regio- and chemoselective carbohydrate modification, with a focus on novel approaches that mainly apply transition metal catalysis and organocatalysis, and discusses the challenges and opportunities in this field.

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Submitted
01 Oct 2015
Accepted
09 Nov 2015
First published
09 Nov 2015

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 656-664
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Feature Article
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Regioselective modification of unprotected glycosides

M. Jäger and A. J. Minnaard, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 656
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08199H

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