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Synthesis of 2-(1-aminocyclopropyl)pyrrolidine-3,4-diol derivatives applying titanium-mediated reaction conditions

The titanium-mediated cyclopropanation reaction using Ti((OPr)-Pr-i)(3)Me/EtMgBr/BF3 center dot OEt2 has been applied to various 2-cyanopyrrolidines for the synthesis of functionalized 2-(1-aminocyclopropyl)pyrrolidine-3,4-diol derivatives (dideoxyiminoalditols). Under the same experimental conditions the trans-5-azidomethyl-2-cyanopyrrolidine derivative was not cyclopropanated but reduced into the corresponding 5-amino-2-cyano derivative. After polyol deprotection 2-(1-aminocyclopropyl)pyrrolidine-3,4-diols were obtained and their inhibitory activity towards 13 glycosidases has been evaluated. (2S,3S,4R,5S)-2-(1-Aminocyclopropyl)-5-methylpyrrolidine-3,4-diol (38), which has the same absolute configuration as L-fucose, is a moderate (IC50=44 mu M), but selective, inhibitor of alpha-L-fucosidase from human placenta. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


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