Synthetic studies on glycosphingolipids from protostomia phyla: Synthesis of neogala-series glycolipid analogues containing a mannose residue from the earthworm Pheretima hilgendorfi

Noriyasu Hada, Akiko Matsusaki, Mutsumi Sugita, Tadahiro Takeda

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Two kinds of glycosphingolipid analogues from the earthworm Pheretima hilgendorfi were synthesized as follows: the trisaccharide 2- (tetradecyl)hexadecyl α-D-mannopyranosyl-(1→4)-β-D-galactopyranosyl- (1→6)-β-D-galactopyranoside (13) and the tetrasaccharide 2-(tetradecyl) hexadecyl α-D-galactopyranosyl-(1→6)-[α-D-mannopyranosyl-(1→4)]-β-D- galactopyranosyl-(1→6)-β-D-galactopyranoside (20) were synthesized by stepwise condensation of suitably protected monosaccharide units. A 2- (trimethylsilyl)ethyl 2,3,4-tri-O-benzoyl-β-D-galactopyranoside derivative (5) was used as the glycosyl acceptor and thiophenyl derivatives of D- galactose and D-mannose were used as donors respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1265-1268
Number of pages4
JournalChemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Sep



  • Chemical synthesis
  • Glycosphingolipids
  • Pheretima hilgendorfi
  • Stepwise condensation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Pharmacology

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