An efficient synthesis of selectively N-substituted xanthine derivatives is described. Cyclocondensation of a suitably protected ammoimidazole with methyl-2-phenylthioethyl carbamate, followed by oxidation of sulfur to the sulfone, provides access to an orthogonally 1,7-protected xanthine, which may then be regioselectively alkylated and deprotected under mild conditions. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Dec 2007|
- Solid phase synthesis
- Receptor antagonists
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