Lau J1, Walczak K, Pupek K, Buch C, Nielsen CM, Pedersen EB.
Arch Pharm (Weinheim). 1991 Dec;324(12):953-8.Free-radical reaction of different carbohydrate educts 2, 5, and 7 with acrylonitrile in the presence of tributyltin hydride and a radical initiator (AIBN) gave the methyl 3-(2-cyanoethyl)-2,3-dideoxypentofuranosides 3a and 6. Similar reaction of 2 with methyl acrylate gave 3-(2-methoxycarbonylethyl)-2,3-dideoxypentofuranose 3b. Nucleoside coupling of 3a with silylated uracil gave an anomeric mixture of beta- and alpha-nucleoside 8 and 9 which were deprotected to give 10 and 11, respectively. Read More