Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1979, 44, 1475-1482

Synthetic use of the ribosyl derivatives of 2,4- and 2,5-thiazolidinediones

Hubert Hřebabecký, Zdeněk Točík and Jiří Beránek

Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 166 10 Prague 6


On ribosidation of 2,4-thiazolidinedione (2,5-thiazolidinedione, respectively), the 3-β-D-ribofuranosyl derivative is formed in high yield, either the benzoyl derivative Ia (IIa) or the acetyl derivative Ib (IIb). The unsubstituted ribosyl derivative Ic is formed from the acetyl derivative Ib by methanolic hydrogen chloride. The benzoylated ribosyl-2,4-thiazolidinedione Ia affords the benzoylated ribosylurea III on reaction with aqueous ammonia, the hydroxyethylurea derivative IVa with 2-aminoethanol, the semicarbazide derivative Va with hydrazine hydrate, the ribosylhydroxyurea derivative VIa on reaction with hydroxylamine hydrochloride and triethylamine, the benzoyl derivative of ribosylbiuret VII with O-methylisourea hydrochloride and triethylamine, and (analogously) ribosylisothiobiuret VIII with S-methylisothiourea. Methanolysis of the benzoyl derivative of hydroxyethylurea IVa with sodium methoxide affords the unprotected riboside IVb. Ribosylhydroxyurea VIb is formed on debenzoylation of compound VIa with methanolic ammonia. Acetylation of compound VIb furnishes the pentaacetyl derivative VIc.