Synthesis and Molecular Structure of the 5-Methoxycarbonylpentyl α-Glycoside of the Upstream, Terminal Moiety of the O-Specific Polysaccharide of Vibrio cholerae O1, Serotype Inaba

Peng Xu, Edwin Stevens, Alfred French, Pavol Kováč
2015 Molecules  
The trimethylsilyl trifluoromethanesulfonate (TMSOTf)-catalyzed reaction of methyl 6-hydroxyhexanoate with 3-O-benzyl-4-(2,4-di-O-acetyl-3-deoxy-L-glycerotetronamido)-4,6-dideoxy-2-O-levulinoyl-α-D-mannopyranosyl trichloroacetimidate followed by a two-step deprotection (hydrogenolysis over Pd/C catalyst and Zemplén deacylation, to simultaneously remove the acetyl and levulinoyl groups) gave 5-(methoxycarbonyl)pentyl 4-(3-deoxy-L-glycero-tetronamido)-4,6-dideoxy-α-D-mannopyranoside. The
more » ... oside. The structure of the latter, for which crystals were obtained in the analytically pure state for the first time, followed from its NMR and high-resolution mass spectra and was confirmed by X-ray crystallography. The molecule has two approximately linear components; a line through the aglycon intersects a line through the mannosyl and tetronylamido groups at 120°. The crystal packing separates the aglycon groups from the tetronylamido and mannosyl groups, with only C-H...O hydrogen bonding among the aglycon groups and N-H...O, O-H...O and C-H...O links among the tetronylamido and mannosyl groups. A carbonyl oxygen atom accepts the strongest O-H...O hydrogen bond and two strong C-H...O hydrogen bonds. The geometric properties were compared with those of related molecules.
doi:10.3390/molecules20022892 pmid:25679049 fatcat:wfcqfothtbf4pnadhvhkw72oye