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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 32, No. 8, 1991, pp.1445-1450
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-91-5757
A New Method for Selective Protection of Two Hydroxyl Groups in Carbohydorates, Glycals in Particular

Cedric W. Holzapfel,* Johan J. Huyser, Thilo L. van der Merwe, and Fanie R. van Heerden*

*Department o f Chemistry and Biochemistry, Rand Afrikaans University, P.O. Box 524, Auckland Park, 2006, Johannesburg, South Africa


The regioselective conversion of selected carbohydrate derivatives into their allylic cyclic acetals was achieved by successive treatment with dibutyltin oxide, acrolein diacetate and catalytic amount of tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(0). Methods for removal of the new protecting group are discussed.