A Practical Route to 3‘-Amino-3‘-deoxyadenosine Derivatives and Puromycin Analogues
journal contributionposted on 06.02.2003, 00:00 by Nhat Quang Nguyen-Trung, Oliver Botta, Silvia Terenzi, Peter Strazewski
3‘-Aminoacylamino-3‘-deoxyadenosines, analogues of the antibiotic puromycin, have been synthesized from adenosine. They key 3‘-azido derivative 10 was obtained through a 3‘-oxidation/reduction/substitution procedure. A modified purification protocol on a larger scale was developed for the oxidation step using the Garegg reagent. The coupling reaction between an Fmoc-l-amino acid and the fully protected form of 3‘-amino-3‘-deoxyadenosine 11 furnished the aminoacylated compounds 12 in high yields. The puromycin analogues were obtained in 10 steps and up to 23% (14c) overall yield.