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The chemical behavior of S-glycopyranosyl-N-monoalkyl dithiocarbamates (DTCs) as masked 1-glycosyl thiols, easily prepared by the nucleophilic displacement of 1-halo sugars with dithiocarbamate salts of primary amines, has been studied and synthetically exploited.

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Our finding have been applied for the preparation of thioglycosyl vinyl sulfones, thiodisaccharides, and S-linked homo- and heterodivalent neoglycoconjugates are described as a proof-of-concept of the great potential of the sugar DTCs in any chemical scenario in which the covalent attachment of a thiol sugar is required.

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This page is a summary of: Masked Thiol Sugars: Chemical Behavior and Synthetic Applications ofS-Glycopyranosyl-N-monoalkyl Dithiocarbamates, Chemistry - An Asian Journal, November 2013, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/asia.201301270.
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