An approach to the synthesis and attachment of scillabiose to steroids

Filip S.Ekholm [Unknown], Gyula Schneider, János Wölfling, Reko Leino

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    Hellebrin and transvaalin are two naturally occurring saponins with biological activity. In the present paper, we describe a high yielding route to the synthesis and coupling of their shared glycone, scillabiose, to a model steroid. A convergent coupling strategy utilizing a scillabiose-based glycosyl donor was devised for the glycosylation. This convergent approach is appealing due to its high efficiency and simple deprotection procedure and may find further use in total synthesis of naturally occurring saponins and related compounds sharing the same glycone. Due to the widespread occurrence of this glycone in nature, the complete NMR spectroscopic characterization of all compounds prepared herein is provided as reference material. In addition, glycosylations were performed with the monosaccharide constituents of scillabiose, thereby providing a limited series of glycosylated steroids for potential future evaluation of the effects of the glycone on the overall biological activity.
    Sidor (från-till)588–595
    Antal sidor8
    StatusPublicerad - 2011
    MoE-publikationstypA1 Tidskriftsartikel-refererad


    • Androst-5-en-3 beta-ol-17-one
    • Glycosylation
    • NMR spectroscopy
    • Saponins
    • Scillabiose

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