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One-pot protection and activation of amino acids using pentafluorophenyl carbonates

Ramapanicker, Ramesh and Baig, Nasir Baig Rashid and De, Kavita and Chandrasekaran, Srinivasan (2009) One-pot protection and activation of amino acids using pentafluorophenyl carbonates. In: Journal of Peptide Science, 15 (12). pp. 849-855.

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Protection of the amino group and activation of the carboxylic acid groups are the most important steps associated with any peptide synthesis protocol; hence, a one-pot process to achieve these is highly desirable. A possible strategy is to use pentafluorophenyl carbonates to simultaneously protect the amino group as a carbamate derivative and activate the carboxylic acid group as a pentafluorophenyl ester. A detailed study is carried out to understand the scope and limitations of this method using five different pentaflurophenyl carbonates. The efficiency of these one-pot reactions depends largely on the nature of the pentafluorophenyl carbonates and also on the nature of the amino acids. Electron deficient and sterically less demanding carbonates reacted faster than the others, whereas amino acids with longeraliphatic side chains gave better yields than more polar amino acids.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to John Wiley and Sons.
Keywords: carbonates;protecting groups;amino acids;one-pot reactions;peptide synthesis;active esters.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Depositing User: Ms G Yashodha
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2010 09:01
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/25270

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