Srinivas Hotha

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Antibiotics are typically more effective against replicating rather than nonreplicating bacteria. However, a major need in global health is to eradicate persistent or nonreplicating subpopulations of bacteria such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Hence, identifying chemical inhibitors that selectively kill bacteria that are not replicating is of(More)
The synthesis of the amphiphilic homoglycopolypeptide was carried out by a combination of NCA polymerization and click chemistry to yield a well-defined polypeptide having an amphiphilic carbohydrate on its side chain. The amphiphilicity of the carbohydrate was achieved by incorporation of an alkyl chain at the C-6 position of the carbohydrate thus also(More)
Conjugation is an important reaction that enables coupling of molecules. Many protocols exist for the synthesis of binary conjugates from two different molecules or for the polyvalent display of a single molecule. There aren't many methods for the synthesis of ternary conjugates. However, methods for ternary conjugation are important for understanding the(More)
Syntheses of the ethyl glycosides of 5-O-(beta-D-galactofuranosyl)-beta-D-galactofuranose and 5-O-(alpha-D-arabinofuranosyl)-6-O-(beta-D-galactofuranosyl)-beta-D-galactofuranose present in motifs D and E of Mycobacterium tuberculosis arabinogalactan, respectively, have been presented. The pentenyl-mediated O-glycosylation reaction was utilized to obtain the(More)
Stereoselective synthesis of furanosides is still a daunting task, unlike the pyranosides, for which several methods exist. Herein, a unified stereoselective strategy for the synthesis of 1,2-trans and 1,2-cis furanosides is revealed for seven out of eight possible isomers of pentoses. The identified protocol gives access to diastereoselective synthesis of(More)
Complex oligosaccharide syntheses employ the use of more than one glycosyl donor and hence, methods for the interconversion of glycosyl donors are highly valuable for the overall synthesis plan. Herein, n-pentenyl glycosides are efficiently converted to glycosyl 1,2-O-orthoesters in the presence of both acid and base sensitive functional groups. The(More)
Propargyl 1,2-orthoesters of arabinose are exploited for the synthesis of 1,2-trans furanosides; easily accessible 1,2-trans ribofuranosides are converted to challenging 1,2-cis-arabinofuranosides by oxidoreduction. Utility of these protocols was demonstrated by the successful synthesis of major structural motifs present in the cell surface of Mycobacterium(More)
Pyrimidine nucleosides are synthesized by using propargyl 1,2-orthoesters and Au(III) salt as a catalyst. Strategically positioned 1,2-orthoesters are found to yield only 1,2-trans nucleosides and enable preparation of 2'-OH containing pyrimidine nucleosides. The glycosyl donor employed in this study is stable and easily accessible. The identified(More)