The 3'-C-carboxymethyl Le(x) derivative carrying the 2-(tetradecyl)hexadecyl residue was synthesized by employing 3'-C-carboxymethyl galactose as a key intermediate, which was prepared from the suitably protected galactose by Swern oxidation and Wittig-Horner carboxymethylenation, followed by stereoselective reduction of the double bond. The compound obtained showed much more potent activity as a selectin blocker than the sialyl Le(x) derivative with 2-(tetradecyl)hexadecyl residue.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry