Archives of Pharmacal Research

, Volume 26, Issue 12, pp 990–996 | Cite as

Synthesis of novel carboacyclic nucleosides with vinyl bromide moiety as open-chain analogues of neplanocin A

  • Myung-Hee Choi
  • Hee-Doo Kim


A novel carboacyclic nucleoside analogue, 9-[2-bromo-4-hydroxy-3-hydroxymethyl-2-butenyl] adenine, and its derivatives were designed and synthesized as open-chain analogues of neplanocin A. The syntheses were accomplished via the coupling of adenine or pyrimidine bases to the key intermediate allylic bromide 7. The bromide 7 was prepared from epichlorohydrin in a seven step process in a 54% overall yield. The synthesized compounds were evaluated for their antiviral activity against the polio virus, HSV and HIV.

Key words

Carboacyclic nucleoside Neplanocin A Antiviral Open-chain analog 


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© The Pharmaceutical Society of Korea 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of PharmacySookmyung Women’s UniversitySeoulKorea

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