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International Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry
Volume 2010, Article ID 594247, 8 pages
Research Article

Koenigs-Knorr Glycosylation with Neuraminic Acid Derivatives

1Shemyakin and Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Miklukho-Maklaya 16/10, Moscow 117997, Russia
2Biochemistry Center Heidelberg, University of Heidelberg, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Received 13 July 2010; Revised 15 September 2010; Accepted 21 October 2010

Academic Editor: Richard D. Cummings

Copyright © 2010 Galina Pazynina et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Earlier we reported a convenient and efficient method of preparing α2-6 sialooligosaccharides in conditions of Koenigs-Knorr reaction. The use of Ag2CO3 allowed carrying out α2-6 sialylation of galacto-4,6-diol of mono- and disaccharides with chloride of acetylated N-acetylneuraminic acid methyl ester as glycosyl donor. In this study we applied this approach to other derivatives of neuraminic acid, namely, Neu5Gc, 9-deoxy-9-NAc-Neu5Ac, Neu5Acα2-8Neu5Ac, and Neu5Acα2-8Neu5Acα2-8Neu5Ac as glycosyl donors; eight compounds were synthesized: Neu5Gcα-O(CH2)3NH2 (8), Neu5Gcα2-6Galβ1-4GlcNAcβ-O(CH2)3NH2 (10), 9-deoxy-9-NAc-Neu5Ac-O(CH2)3NH2 (15), 9-deoxy-9-NAc-Neu5Acα2-6Galβ1-4GlcNAcβ-O(CH2)3NH2 (17), Neu5Acα2-8Neu5Acα-O(CH2)3NH2(23) Neu5Acα2-8Neu5Acα-OCH3 (24), Neu5Acα2-8Neu5Acα-OCH2(p-C6H4)NHCOCH2NH2 (25), and Neu5Acα2-8Neu5Acα2-8Neu5Acα-O(CH2)3NH2 (32). These sialosides were used for characterization of siglecs and other carbohydrate-binding proteins.