Journal of the Chemical Society - Perkin Transactions 1, no. 20, pp. 3325 - 3326
Novel isodideoxythionucleosides have been synthesized from our versatile intermediate, L-4-thioarabitol derivative 5 using the Mitsunobu reaction as a key step. It is found that the sulfur atom of the 4-thiofuranose derivative takes part in the Mitsunobu reaction.