An efficient synthesis of cyclodextrin-based carbohydrate cluster compounds

David A. Fulton*, J. Fraser Stoddart

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The photoaddition of the thiol 2,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-β-D-1-thioglucopyranose to the allyl ether functions of per-2-allyl-, per-6-allyl-, and per-2,6-diallyl-β-cyclodextrin derivatives provides a remarkably simple and efficient way for attaching glucopyranose units onto (1) the secondary face, as well as (2) the primary face, of β-cyclodextrin - not to mention (3) both the primary and secondary faces, simultaneously - in yields of up to 70%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1113-1116
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 20 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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