Article

Total synthesis of an immunosuppressive glycolipid, (2S,3S,4R)-1-O- (alpha-d-galactosyl)-2- tetracosanoylamino-1,3,4-nonanetriol.

Daiichi Suntory Biomedical Research Co., Ltd., 1-1-1, Wakayamadai, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun, Osaka 618-8513, Japan.
The Journal of Organic Chemistry (Impact Factor: 4.56). 04/2005; 70(6):2398-401. DOI: 10.1021/jo048151y
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT [reaction: see text] A practical and efficient total synthesis of (2S,3S,4R)-1-O-(alpha-d-galactosyl)-2-tetracosanoylamino-1,3,4-nonanetriol, OCH 1b, a potential therapeutic candidate for Th1-mediated autoimmune diseases, is described. The synthesis incorporates direct alkylation onto epoxide 5 and stereospecific halide ion catalyzed alpha-glycosidation reaction. A key intermediate 10 was obtained in only eight steps and 37% overall yield from commercially available d-arabitol 2, and the total synthesis of 1b was accomplished in 12 steps and 19% overall yield. This method will enable the synthesis of a variety of phytosphingolipids, especially that with the shorter sphingosine side chain than 1a, in a highly stereoselective manner.

0 Bookmarks
 · 
97 Views