An efficient enantioselective total synthesis of EFdA, a remarkably potent anti-HIV nucleoside analogue with various favorable pharmacological profiles, has been achieved in 37% overall yield from diacetone-d-glucose by a 14-step sequence that features a highly diastereoselective installation of the tetrasubstituted stereogenic center at the C4′ position, direct oxidative cleavage of an acetonide-protected diol derivative to an aldehyde, and one-pot 2′-deoxygenation of a ribonucleoside intermediate.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Feb 20|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry