Synthesis of bridged dinucleosides

Demetrios C. Agathocleous, Philip C. Bulman Page, Richard Cosstick, Ian J. Galpin, Alexander G. McLennan, Mark Prescott

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A series of di-(adenosin-N6-yl) alkanes (1b) - (1l) has been prepared by reaction of the appropriate diaminoalkanes with 6-chloro-9-β-D-(2,3,5-tri-O-acetyl)-ribofuranosyl-purine (2) followed by ammonolysis. Alternatively, an analogous reaction with 6-chloro-9-β-D-(2,3-O-isopropylidene)-ribofuranosylpurine (3) produced an intermediate which could be phosphorylated at the 5'-position prior to hydrolytic removal of the isopropylidene group. 4-(1,2,4-Triazolo)-1-(β-D-2,3,5-tri-O-acetyl ribofuranosyl)-2(1H)-pyrimidone (7) was an effective intermediate for the preparation of di-(cytidin-N4-yl) alkanes (8a), (8b), and (8c) from the appropriate diaminoalkanes. The longer chain di-(adenosin-N6-yl) alkanes are very effective inhibitors of adenosine kinase. In addition an approach to the di-(adenosin-N6-yl) alkanes is described which should allow tritium labelling of the alkyl chain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2047-2058
Number of pages12
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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