A comprehensive procedure for preparation of partially methylated alditol acetates from glycoprotein carbohydrates.

Various steps involved in the preparation of partially methylated alditol acetates (PMAAs) from glycoprotein-derived carbohydrates were improved to obtain the derivatives in a rapid manner with excellent yields. Carbohydrates were permethylated in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), using a fine suspension of sodium hydroxide and methyl iodide (CH3I). The fine… (More)