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Molecules 2005, 10(8), 871-883; doi:10.3390/10080871
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Towards a Synthesis of Vigabatrin Using Glycal Chemistry

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Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
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Received: 24 October 2004 / Revised: 8 December 2004 / Accepted: 7 January 2005 / Published: 31 August 2005
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Abstract

Application of the Ferrier rearrangement led to a novel carbohydrate based synthetic route to 4-aminohexenoic acid viz. (R) and (S)-vigabatrin. The potential of D- glucose or D-galactose as the chiral starting materials for the synthesis of (R) and (S)- vigabatrin has been explored.
Keywords: Vigabatrin; GABA-T; γ-aminobutyric acid; 4-amino-5-hexenoic acid; Ferrier rearrangement; glycal. Vigabatrin; GABA-T; γ-aminobutyric acid; 4-amino-5-hexenoic acid; Ferrier rearrangement; glycal.
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Boga, S.; Aidhen, J.; Aidhen, I. Towards a Synthesis of Vigabatrin Using Glycal Chemistry. Molecules 2005, 10, 871-883.

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