Synthesis of bicyclo[2.2.2]octane-2,3,5,6,7,8 hexols (Bishomoinositols) as glycosidase inhibitors

Baran A., Guenel A., BALCI M.

JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, vol.73, no.12, pp.4370-4375, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/jo800553u
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.4370-4375
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


For the construction of the bicyclo[2.2.2] octane skeleton, 2,2-dimethyl-3a,7a-dihydro-1,3-benzodioxole was reacted with vinylene carbonate to give two isomeric cycloadditon products having the bicyclo[2.2.2]octane skeleton. Hydrolysis of the ketal ring and the opening of the carbonate functionality, followed by hydroxylation of the remaining double bond resulted in the formation of a symmetrical hexol. Epoxidation of the double bond in the cycloaddition products and the subsequent ring-opening reactions produce two additional hexol derivatives. One of the synthesized molecules exhibited enzyme-specific inhibition against alpha-glycosidase.