Chiral Brønsted acid mediated glycosylation with recognition of alcohol chirality

Tomoya Kimura, Maiko Sekine, Daisuke Takahashi, Kazunobu Toshima

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Sugar sugar: In the glycosylation of racemic alcohols with 1 using the chiral phosphoric acid 2 as an activator, one enantiomer of the racemic alcohol selectively reacts with 1 to give the corresponding glycoside with good to excellent α/β-stereo- and diastereoselectivity in high yield. The reaction was successfully applied to the synthesis of a chiral natural flavan glycoside using a racemic aglycon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12131-12134
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 11


  • diastereoselectivity
  • glycosides
  • glycosylation
  • organocatalysis
  • synthetic methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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