Base-promoted rearrangement of sugar epoxides to unsaturated sugars

Yuan Wang, Qin Li, Shuihong Cheng, Yanfen Wu, Dongjie Guo, Qiu Hua Fan, Xiaofang Wang, Li He Zhang, Xin Shan Ye

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(Chemical Equation Presented) A simple and efficient method for rearranging 2,3-anhydro carbohydrates to unsaturated sugars has been developed. The exceptionally mild reaction conditions and high stereoselectivity should make this an attractive method for the preparation of unsaturated carbohydrate derivatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5577-5579
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number25
StatePublished - Dec 8 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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Wang, Y., Li, Q., Cheng, S., Wu, Y., Guo, D., Fan, Q. H., Wang, X., Zhang, L. H., & Ye, X. S. (2005). Base-promoted rearrangement of sugar epoxides to unsaturated sugars. Organic Letters, 7(25), 5577-5579.