Microwave-assisted efficient synthesis of aryl ketone β-C-glycosides from unprotected aldoses.

Condensation between unprotected aldoses and dibenzoylmethane catalyzed by NaHCO(3) in the cosolvents EtOH and H(2)O (4:1) under microwave irradiation gave aryl ketone β-C-glycosides 6b-i in higher yields (from 50% with C-riboside 6g up to 99% with C-glucoside 6b) and better anomeric selectivities (β-configuration >95%) in a shorter reaction time (90 min… (More)