Gu, Ping, Morral-Cardoner, Jordi, Wang, Jing, Rozenski, Jef, Busson, Roger, Van Aerschot, Arthur, De Clercq, Erik and Herdewijn, Piet (2003) Synthesis and antiviral activity of a series of new cyclohexenyl nucleosides. Antivral Chemistry and Chemotherapy, 14 (1). pp. 31-37. ISSN 0956-3202

A series of new cyclohexenyl nucleosides is synthesized by coupling the heterocyclic bases with a protected cyclohexenyl precursor under Mitsunobu conditions. The compounds were evaluated for their antiviral and cytostatic activity. Pronounced activity against herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 was observed for the 2,6- diaminopurine analogue.