Publication Date



Communications Chemistry


Access to carbocyclic C-nucleosides (CC-Ns) is currently restricted. The few methods available to make CC-Ns suffer from long syntheses and poor modularity, hindering the examination of potentially important chemical space. Here we report an approach to CC-Ns which uses an asymmetric Suzuki-Miyaura type reaction as the key C-C bond forming step. After coupling the densely functionalized racemic bicyclic allyl chloride and heterocyclic boronic acids, the trisubstituted cyclopentenyl core is elaborated to RNA analogues via a hydroborylation-homologation-oxidation sequence. We demonstrate that the approach can be used to produce a variety of enantiomerically enriched CC-Ns, including a carbocyclic derivative of Showdomycin.


Synthetic chemistry methodology, Asymmetric catalysis, Asymmetric synthesis

Included in

Neurosurgery Commons



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.