Agalloside (1) is a neural stem cell differentiation activator isolated from Aquilaria agallocha by our group using Hes1 immobilized beads. We conducted the first total synthesis of agalloside (1) via the 5-O-glycosylation of flavan 25 using glycosyl fluoride 20 in the presence of BF3·Et2O. Subsequent oxidation with DDQ to flavanone 2 and deprotection successively provided agalloside (1). This synthetic strategy holds promise for use in the synthesis of 5-O-glycosylated flavonoids. The synthesized agalloside (1) accelerated neural stem cell differentiation, which is a result comparable to that for the naturally occurring compound 1.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry