Efficient epimerization of pyrene and other aromatic C-nucleosides with trifluoroacetic acid in dichloromethane

Yu Lin Jiang, James T. Stivers

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Abstract

Trifluoroacetic acid has been found to be an efficient and non-oxidative catalyst for the epimerization of pyrene and other C-nucleosides in dichloromethane at ambient temperature. Aspects of the epimerization mechanism are also elucidated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-88
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

Keywords

  • C-nucleosides
  • Epimerization
  • Pyrene nucleoside
  • Trifluoroacetic acid and dichloromethane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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