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Latest developments in oligosaccharide synthesis was discussed. The use of a highly reactive para-methoxybenzylated phenyl sulfoxide donor with high β-selectivity was described. A truncated yeast β(1,4)-mannosyltransferase was expressed in E.Coli. Reduction of the azido group in the intermediate products allowed reaction with a number of acylating agents.

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Journal article


Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1

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2137 - 2160