The 5'-O-monomethoxytrityl-3'-S-(aryldisulfanyl)-3'-deoxythymidines 7 and 8 have been prepared by the reaction of 5'-O-monomethoxytrityl-3'-thiothymidine with the appropriate arenesulfenyl chloride. These disulfides undergo a Michaelis–Arbusov reaction with simple trialkyl phosphites to yield 5'-O-monomethoxytrityl-3'-thiothymidin-3'-yl O,O-dialkyl phosphorothiolates. More interestingly, 3'-deoxy-3'-S-(2, 4-dinitrophenylsulfanyl)-5'-O-monomethoxytritylthymidine 8 reacts with a variety of thymidin-5'-yl dialkyl phosphites to give dithymidine phosphorothiolate triesters with the phosphorothiolate group protected with either a methyl or a 2-cyanoethyl group. 3'-O-(tert-Butyldimethylsilyl)thymidin-5'-yl triethylammoniumphosphonate 17 is converted into the corresponding bis-(O-trimethylsilyl) phosphite by treatment with bis(trimethylsilyl)trifluoroacetamide. in situ Reaction of this phosphate with disulfide 8 gives, after work-up, the dithymidine phosphorothiolate diester directly. Methylation of compound 17 with methyl chloromethanoate, followed by silylation and subsequent reaction with disulfide 8, gives the methyl-protected dithymidine phosphorothiolate triester.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society - Perkin Transactions 1|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1994|