Synthesis of 3-guaninyl- and 3-adeninyl-5-hydroxymethyl-2-pyrrolidinone nucleosides

Abdullah Saleh, John G. D'Angelo, Martha D. Morton, Jesse Quinn, Kendra Redden, Rafal W. Mielguz, Christopher Pavlik, Michael B. Smith

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l- And d-glutamic acids, as well as trans-4-hydroxy-l-proline, are converted to the corresponding 3-guaninyl-5-hydroxymethyl-2-pyrrolidinone (4) or 3-adeninyl-5-hydroxymethyl-2-pyrrolidinone (5) nucleoside analog. The protecting group used to block the lactam nitrogen in key intermediates has a significant effect on the diastereoselectivity of the coupling reaction with adenine or guanine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5574-5583
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 15 2011
Externally publishedYes

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  • Organic Chemistry


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