Chiral dihydrothiophenes derived from carbohydrates can be transformed into a novel class of bicyclic and highly functionalized chirons by treatment with NaH. A mechanistic rationale is proposed which is consistent with experimental observations and demonstrates the stereodiscriminating properties exerted by carbohydrate chains with different configurations.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry