Departmental Seminar Series – Spring 2008

Synthesis of Carbohydrate Immunostimulants and Bioactive Alkaloids

David Y. Gin, Ph.D.
Member, Tri-Institutional Professor
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Abstract

The development and use of dehydrative glycosylation reactions allow for the synthesis of complex saponin adjuvants for clinical evaluation of conjugate cancer vaccines. The exploration of hetero-cycloaddition reactions reveals new strategies for the synthesis of anti-proliferative and anti-arrhythmia alkaloids.
Refs: JACS 2006, 128, 11915; JACS 2006, 128, 8734.
Dec 2007