Synthesis and antiproliferative activity of some 4′-C-hydroxymethyl α- and -β-D-arabino-pentofuranosyl pyrimidine nucleosides

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  • A suitably protected 4-C-hydroxymethyl-arabino-pentofuranose was prepared and condensed with the following nucleobases: uracil, 5-fluorouracil and thymine. The corresponding cytosine and 5-fluorocytosine derivatives have also been obtained respectively from the uracil and 5-fluorouracil nucleosides. Separation of the anomeric mixtures followed by deprotection afforded the target compounds that were found to be non-cytotoxic to CCRF-CEM leukemia cells.
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    Author List

  • Griffon JF; Montgomery JA; Secrist JA
  • Start Page

  • 649
  • End Page

  • 652
  • Volume

  • 20
  • Issue

  • 4-7