Synthesis of carbohydrate-based vinyl selenides via Wittig-type reactions.Carbohydr Res. 2007 Apr 09; 342(5):736-43.CR
Carbohydrate-based vinyl selenides of the arabino, ribo and 2-deoxy-ribo configuration have been prepared by Wittig-type reactions of various protected furanoses. Moderate yields were always obtained due to the nature and reactivity of both carbohydrate lactols and selenium-based olefinating reagents under the conditions tested. A detailed study of the olefination reaction and the behaviour of vinyl selenides towards the electrophilic-induced cyclization will be discussed.