A one-step synthesis of azide-tagged carbohydrates: Versatile intermediates for glycotechnology

Aditya K. Sanki, Lara K. Mahal

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Herein we describe a simple and practical methodology for accessing both the α-anomers (D-mannose, N-acetyl-D-glucosamine, N-acetyl-D- galactosamine, D-lactose) and α- and β-anomers (D-glucose, D-galactose, L-fucose) of 2′-azidoethyl and azidotriethylene glycol glycosides using free sugars and Dowex 50 (resin) as an efficient catalyst. These azidoalkyl glycosides are increasingly useful synthetic intermediates for glycotechnology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-459
Number of pages5
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 15 2006



  • Azidoethyl glycosides
  • Azidotriethylene glycol glycosides
  • Glycotechnology
  • Resin-catalyzed glycosylation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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