Hexakis(2,3-di-O-methyl-6-deoxy-6-iodo)-α-cyclodextrin (I-DMαCD) was prepared from hexakis(2,3-di-O-methyl)-αCD (DMαCD) using iodine and triphenylphosphine. The subsequent attempted substitution of I-DMαCD with the phenoxide anions of either 4-hydroxybenzyl alcohol or 4-benzyloxyphenol produced unexpected products. These products were found to be a result of an elimination reaction involving one of the iodomethyl groups to produce one 6-deoxyhex-5-eno-D-glucopyranoside residue within the DMαCD structure in addition to the substitution of the other five iodomethyl groups either by (4-hydroxymethyl)phenyl or by (4-benzyloxy)phenyl ether functions, respectively. The products have been characterised fully using high resolution positive-ion FABMS and high resolution 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopies.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1995|
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