Synlett 1994; 1994(10): 863-864
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Anomeric Deoxygenation of 2-Ulosonic Acids Using SmI2: Rapid Access to 2-Deoxy-KDO and 2-Deoxy-NANA

Stephen Hanessian* , Christian Girard
  • *Department of Chemistry, Université de Montreal, P.O.Box 6128, Station A, Montréal, (Québec), H3C 3J7, CANADA
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22 March 2002 (online)

The use of SmI2 in conjunction with anhydrous ethylene glycol in THF permits an instantaneous anomeric deoxygenation of peracetylated 2-ulosonates providing an expeditious access to their 2-deoxy analogs.