Diastereoselective synthesis of beta-Aryl-C-nucleosides from 1,2-anhydrosugars.

The cis opening of glycal epoxides with arylaluminum reagents provides strict stereocontrol in C-glycosylation. beta-Aryl-C-2-deoxynucleosides are obtained from known glycals by an epoxidation-glycosylation-deoxygenation sequence.