Enantiospecific Syntheses of Valiolamine and its (1R), (2R), (1R, 2R) Diastereomers from (−)‐Quinic Acid

Tony K.M. Shing, Leong H. Wan

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Applicable also for other pseudosugars, the simple reaction sequence for the preparation of α‐D‐glucosidase inhibitors valiolamine (1) and its three diastereoisomers starts with 1,3,4,5‐tetrahydroxycyclohexanecarboxylic acid (quinic acid). Glycosidase inhibitors like 1 are used as chemotherapeutics, for example, against HIV. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1643-1645
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Aug 18
Externally publishedYes


  • aminosugars
  • asymmetric syntheses
  • dihydroxylations
  • quinic acid
  • valiolamine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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