Gabriel-Cromwell aziridination of amino sugars; chiral ferrocenoyl-aziridinyl sugar synthesis and their biological evaluation

Sert M., Işılar Ö., Yaglioglu A. S., BULUT A.

Carbohydrate Research, vol.509, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 509
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.carres.2021.108430
  • Journal Name: Carbohydrate Research
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Compendex, EMBASE, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: Amino sugar, Aziridine, Ferrocene, PC3, HeLa, Drug likeness, DERIVATIVES
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 Elsevier LtdN-sugar substituted chiral aziridines were synthesized via Gabriel-Cromwell reaction. Novel pure diastereomers of aziridine derivatives (4 diastereomers) were readily obtained in high yields and their structures were confirmed by means of 1H NMR, 13C NMR, FT-IR, Mass and optical rotations. This is, to the best of our knowledge, the unique example of N-sugar aziridine synthesis. Diastereomeric effects for prostate (PC3) and cervix (HeLa) cancers were screened and it has been observed that the epimers bearing the same sugars showed different results against PC3 and HeLa cancer cells. The novel sugar aziridines were investigated as promising prodrug candidates for prostate cancer (PC3) therapy. Moreover, the drug likeness calculations (Lipinski's rule, physicochemical properties, lipophilicity, solubility, pharmacokinetics and bioavailability radar) have indicated that the sugar aziridines can be good candidates as oral drugs.