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Desymmetrization of myo-inositol derivatives by lanthanide catalyzed phosphitylation with C2-symmetric phosphites

Duss, Michael, Capolicchio, Samanta, Linden, Anthony, Ahmed, Nisar ORCID: and Jessen, Henning J. 2015. Desymmetrization of myo-inositol derivatives by lanthanide catalyzed phosphitylation with C2-symmetric phosphites. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 23 (12) , pp. 2854-2861. 10.1016/j.bmc.2015.03.023

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Desymmetrization by phosphorylation represents a promising method with potential impact in many different areas of research. C2-Symmetric phosphoramidites have been used to desymmetrize myo-inositol derivatives by functionalization at different positions. With this method, 1:1 mixtures of diastereomers are obtained that can be separated subsequently. In this work, activation of a C2-symmetric phosphoramidite is achieved by addition of pentafluorophenol (PFP) and leads to a reactive PFP phosphite, which can then be coupled to protected myo-inositol derivatives with reactive OH groups at the 1, 3, 4 and 6 positions. This strategy enhances the diastereoselectivity of the coupling reaction with a preference towards phosphitylation at position 6 (up to 3:1) or position 3 (up to 2:1). The concept of attenuative activation of phosphoramidites via in situ generated pentafluorophenol phosphite triesters is thus proven in these studies. It is further shown that Lewis–Acid catalysis enhances the rate of phosphite triester coupling without affecting the diastereoselectivity. This novel strategy improves access to different phosphorylated myo-inositol derivatives and will thus enable further studies into the function of these important intracellular second messengers.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inositol; Phosphorylation; Diphosphoinositol polyphosphates; Chiral auxiliary; Phosphite
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0968-0896
Date of Acceptance: 5 March 2015
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 07:39

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