Synthesis ofβ-glycosides of n-acetylglucosamine in the presence of HgI2

Research paper by A. E. Zemlyakov, V. O. Kur'yanov, V. Ya. Chirva

Indexed on: 01 May '96Published on: 01 May '96Published in: Chemistry of Natural Compounds


The use of HgI2 as catalyst in the synthesis oftrans-glycosides of N-acetylglucosamine is described. Using this catalyst, β-glycosides of N-acetylglucosamine with aglycons of different structures and lyophilicities have been synthesized. The possibility of performing oligosaccharide synthesis has been demonstrated.