Selective deprotection of 2',6'-di-O-benzyl-2,3:5,6:3',4'-tri-O-isopropylidenelactose dimethyl acetal.

Abstract

The reactivity order of O-deisopropylidenation of the three isopropylidene protecting groups of 2',6'-di-O-benzyl-2,3:5,6:3',4'-tri-O-isopropylidenelactose dimethyl acetal (2) with various reagents was established. The 5,6-acetal group was, although to a limited extent, more reactive as compared with the 3',4' group, while the 2,3-O-isopropylidene group was definitely less reactive. Conditions were determined for the direct preparation of the 5,6,3',4'-tetraol 5 (60% aqueous acetic acid, room temperature, 48 h, 73% yield) and the 5,6-diol 4 (propylene glycol and p-toluenesulphonic acid in dichloromethane, 46% yield). The diacetonated derivative 3, formally arising from a selective 3',4'-O-deisopropylidenation, was obtained in high yield (90%) through a selective acetonation with 2-methoxypropene of the tetraol 5.

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@article{Catelani2000SelectiveDO, title={Selective deprotection of 2',6'-di-O-benzyl-2,3:5,6:3',4'-tri-O-isopropylidenelactose dimethyl acetal.}, author={Giorgio Catelani and Felicia D'Andrea and Leonardo Puccioni}, journal={Carbohydrate research}, year={2000}, volume={324 3}, pages={204-9} }