The Diels-Alder reactions of a variety of hexopyranosides carrying an acrylic ester with cyclopentadiene were examined. Some acrylic esters provided the cycloaddition products carrying a norbornene carboxylate with a high level of diastereoselectivity. Plausible mechanisms are presented for the cases of a 4-O-acryloyl-6-deoxy-α-D-glucopyranosidic and 2-O-acryloyl-α-D-glucopyranosidic substrates. By reductive removal of the carbohydrate templates from the adducts, either 2S or 2R-enriched 5-norbornene-2-methanol were obtained.
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- Organic Chemistry