An alternative synthesis of some carbohydrate α-amino acids

G.S. Forman, Adrian Scaffidi, Robert Stick

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Several carbohydrate ketones have been converted into their trichloromethyl-branched tertiary alcohols. A subsequent treatment of these alcohols under Corey-Link conditions (base, sodium azide, methanol) has given rise to alpha-azido esters, transformable into azido acids, amino esters, and amino acids. An amino ester and an azido acid have been coupled to form a dipeptide.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-28
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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