A phosphoramidite-based synthesis of phosphoramidate amino acid diesters of antiviral nucleosides

Timothy W. Abraham, Carston R. Wagner

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A general synthetic procedure is presented for the preparation of 5’-amino acid phosphoramidates of zidovudine (AZT), 3’-deoxy-2’,3’-didehydro-thymidine (D4T), and 3'-fluoro-3’-deoxythymidine (FLT) from their corresponding phosphoramidites. These water soluble amino acid phosphoramidates are more non-polar than the parent nucleoside and exhibit high stability in aqueous media.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1891-1903
Number of pages13
JournalNucleosides and Nucleotides
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 1994


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