Solutions of peracylated adenosine, cytidine, and related nucleoside derivatives undergo selective N-deacylation upon heating at elevated temperatures (oil bath ≥ 105 °C) in methanol. An increase in the bulk of the N-acyl group has little effect on the rate of N-deacylation but increases the N/O selectivity ratio. Extended heating is required for N-deacylation with arylcarboxylic acid derivatives. Contamination with acidic or basic reagent residues is avoided.
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