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Nucleosides Nucleotides Nucleic Acids. 2011 Sep;30(9):706-25. doi: 10.1080/15257770.2011.597366.

Sulfurization of dinucleoside phosphite triesters with chiral disulfides.

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Flushing, New York, USA.


Sixteen chiral analogues of phenylacetyl disulfide (PADS) and 5-methyl-3H-1,2,4-dithiazol-3-one (MEDITH) were used to sulfurize five dithymidine phosphite triesters, each incorporating a β-cyanoethoxy or siloxy group. Each mixture of S(P):R(P) phosphite triester diastereomers was combined with approximately one fourth of an equivalent of each of the sulfurizing reagents, and the R(PS):S(PS) diastereomer ratios of the resulting phosphite sulfides or phosphorothioates were determined by reverse-phase HPLC. Diastereoselectivities and corresponding diastereomeric excess (de) values were calculated by correcting for the starting triester diastereomer ratios. The highest de values for R(PS) and S(PS) phosphorothioates were 14.7% and 7.9%, respectively, both using MEDITH analogues.

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