3′-N-(2-Thio-1,3,2-oxathiaphospholane) derivatives of 5′-O-DMT-3′-amino-2′,3′-dideoxy-ribonucleosides (NOTP-N), that bear a 4,4-unsubstituted, 4,4-dimethyl, or 4,4-pentamethylene substituted oxathiaphospholane ring, were synthesized. Within these three series, NOTP-N differed by canonical nucleobases (i.e., AdeBz, CytBz, GuaiBu, or Thy). The monomers were chromatographically separated into P-diastereomers, which were further used to prepare NNPSN′ dinucleotides (3), as well as short P-stereodefined oligo(deoxyribonucleoside N3′→O5′ phosphoramidothioate)s (NPS-) and chimeric NPS/PO- and NPS/PS-oligomers. The condensation reaction for NOTP-N monomers was found to be 5–6 times slower than the analogous OTP derivatives. When the 5′-end nucleoside of a growing oligomer adopts a C3′-endo conformation, a conformational ‘clash’ with the incoming NOTP-N monomer takes place, which is a main factor decreasing the repetitive yield of chain elongation. Although both isomers of NNPSN′ were digested by the HINT1 phosphoramidase enzyme, the isomers hydrolyzed at a faster rate were tentatively assigned the RP absolute configuration. This assignment is supported by X-ray analysis of the protected dinucleotide DMTdGiBuNPSMeTOAc, which is P-stereoequivalent to the hydrolyzed faster P-diastereomer of dGNPST.
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