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[1,2]-Wittig Rearrangement of Acetal Systems: A Highly Stereocontrolled Conversion of O-Glycosides to C-Glycosides

Katsuhiko Tomooka, Hiroshi Yamamoto and Takeshi Nakai*

*Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan, Email:

K. Tomooka, H. Yamamoto, T. Nakai, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1996, 118, 3317-3318.

DOI: 10.1021/ja953933h


The [1,2]-Wittig rearrangement of O-glycosides proceeds with efficient stereocontrol to give a novel class of stereo-defined C-glycosides which is otherwise difficult to obtain.

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[1,2]-Wittig Rearrangement

ID: J48-Y1996-520