A short route to a series of 2′-deoxy-C-nucleosides featuring substituted nucleobases has been developed. The key step is the formation of the cyclized products following Mukaiyama's type amide coupling and a simple dehydration, starting from readily accessible synthons. The epimerization of the C1′-stereogenic center was avoided under mild and controlled conditions. © 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Jazouli, M., Guianvarc’h, D., Soufiaoui, M., Bougrin, K., Vierling, P., & Benhida, R. (2003). A short and efficient synthesis of 2′-deoxybenzo- and pyridoimidazole C-nucleosides. Tetrahedron Letters, 44(31), 5807–5810. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0040-4039(03)01401-1