Three carbasugars: 5-Deoxycarba-alpha-L-xylo-hexofuranose, 5-deoxycarba-alpha-L-lyxo-hexofuranose and 5-deoxycarba-beta-D-lyxo-hexofuranose have been prepared starting from readily available 2,7-dibromo-2,7-dideoxy-D-glycero-D-ido-heptono-1,4-lactone and 2,7-dibromo-2,7-dideoxy-D-glycero-L-gluco-heptono-1,4-lactone. 2,3-Unsaturated 7-bromo-7-deoxy-heptono-1,4-lactones were prepared by reductive elimination of the starting compounds. The key step was a highly regio- and stereoselective 5-exo-trig radical cyclisation of the unsaturated bromolactones to give bicyclic cyclopentane derivatives. The lactone moiety of these compounds were reduced using H3B . S(CH3)(2) to give the above-mentioned carbahexofuranoses. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Horneman, A. M., & Lundt, I. (1997). Highly Functionalised Cyclopentanes by Radical Cyclisation of Unsaturated Bromolactones. I: Preparation of 5-deoxycarbahexofuranoses. Tetrahedron, 53(20), 6879-6892. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0040-4020(97)00319-0