Synthesis of D-galactofuranose-containing molecules: design of galactofuranosyl acceptors.


D-Galactofuranose (D-Galf) is present in glycoconjugates of several pathogenic microorganisms but is absent in mammals, so it is a good target for the development of chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of microbial infections. This fact has increased interest in the synthesis of D-Galf-containing molecules for corresponding glycobiological studies. The synthesis of oligosaccharides, glycoconjugates, and mimetics of D-Galf requires specific methods for the preparation of galactose derivatives in the furanosic configuration, the synthesis of appropriate acceptors, and efficient glycosylation methods for the construction of α- and β-D-Galf linkages. This review summarizes the different strategies developed for the preparation of partially protected derivatives of D-Galf, suitable as acceptors for the construction of (1→2), (1→3), (1→5), and (1→6) link- ages, and describes recent applications.

DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201300638

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@article{Marino2014SynthesisOD, title={Synthesis of D-galactofuranose-containing molecules: design of galactofuranosyl acceptors.}, author={Carla Enrica Marino and Luciana Baldoni}, journal={Chembiochem : a European journal of chemical biology}, year={2014}, volume={15 2}, pages={188-204} }