Synlett 2013; 24(18): 2335-2339
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1338970
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Recent Developments in the Application of Organocatalysis to Glycosylations

Edward I. Balmond
a  School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Cantock’s Close, Bristol, BS8 1TS, UK   Email: M.C.Galan@bristol.ac.uk
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M. Carmen Galan*
a  School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Cantock’s Close, Bristol, BS8 1TS, UK   Email: M.C.Galan@bristol.ac.uk
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Eoghan M. McGarrigle*
b  Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology, UCD School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland   Fax: +353(1)7161178   Email: Eoghan.McGarrigle@ucd.ie
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Publication History

Received: 15 May 2013

Accepted after revision: 18 June 2013

Publication Date:
12 August 2013 (online)

Abstract

The regioselective and stereoselective synthesis of glycosidic bonds still remains one of the most challenging areas within organic synthesis. Despite the broad use of organocatalysis within asymmetric synthesis, its application towards oligosaccharide synthesis is still in its infancy. This article highlights some recent examples of organocatalysts being used for regio- and stereoselective glycosylations and looks towards the future of the area.

 
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