Synthesis, in vitro antiviral evaluation, and stability studies of novel alpha-borano-nucleotide analogues of 9-[2-(phosphonomethoxy)ethyl]adenine and (R)-9-[2-(phosphonomethoxy)propyl]adenine.

We describe here the synthesis of 9-[2-(boranophosphonomethoxy)ethyl]adenine (6a) and (R)-9-[2-(boranophosphonomethoxy)propyl]adenine (6b), the first alpha-boranophosphonate nucleosides in which a borane (BH3) group substitutes one nonbridging oxygen atom of the alpha-phosphonate moiety. H-phosphinates 5a and 5b and alpha-boranophosphonates 6a and 6b were… (More)