An alternative synthesis of 1,1′-Bis-valienamine from d -glucose

Tony K.M. Shing, Hau M. Cheng

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An alternative synthesis of 1,1′-bis-valienamine 5, which was demonstrated to be a potent trehalase inhibitor, has been achieved from d-glucose in 12 steps with 15% overall yield via enone 12 as the key intermediate, involving a direct aldol reaction of a glucose-derived diketone and a palladium-catalyzed allylic coupling reaction as the key steps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3522-3525
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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