Chin. J. Org. Chem. ›› 2019, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (2): 561-565.DOI: 10.6023/cjoc201807041 Previous Articles     Next Articles



颜世强, 李英霞   

  1. 复旦大学药学院 上海 201203
  • 收稿日期:2018-07-23 修回日期:2018-08-25 发布日期:2018-09-10
  • 通讯作者: 李英霞
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Efficient Synthesis of 7,4'-Dimethylapigenin-5-O-glycoside

Yan Shiqiang, Li Yingxia   

  1. School of Pharmacy, Fudan University, Shanghai 201203
  • Received:2018-07-23 Revised:2018-08-25 Published:2018-09-10
  • Contact: 10.6023/cjoc201807041
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    Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81773576).

As the active component of precious Chinese medicine Aquilaria sinensis, 7,4'-dimethylapigenin-5-O-glycoside showed inhibitory activity for nitric oxide (NO) production by activated RAW 264.7 cells. Because of the strong intramolecular H-bond, the 5-O-glucosidic linkage in flavonoids could not be efficiently constructed via conventional glycosylation method. In this paper, the efficient chemical synthesis of 7,4'-dimethylapigenin-5-O-glycoside has been achieved for the first time starting from commercially available naringenin and D-glucose via a linear reaction sequence of 6 steps with the overall yield of 36.0%, wherein selective hydroxy protecting, reduction with sodium borohydride, glycosylation under phase transfer catalytic condition, oxidation with 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-1,4-benzoquinone (DDQ) and other reactions were used. This work definitely laid the foundation for the further pharmacological study of this natural compound.

Key words: Aquilaria sinensis, 7,4'-dimethylapigenin-5-O-glycoside, flavonoids, chemical synthesis