• A facile method for monitoring solid-phase peptide synthesis and for N-terminal modification of peptides: synthesis of short peptides for imaging specific cells

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      Chemical modification of peptides; solid-phase peptide synthesis; monitoring agents; peptide labelling; cell imaging.

    • Abstract

       

      A simple method for naked-eye detection of free amine groups during solid-phase peptide synthesis is reported. The technique involves base-catalyzed cyclization of 2-(2-oxo-2H-acenaphthylene-1-ylidene)-malononitrile (1) and subsequent oxidative substitution of aryl moiety by free amine group present atthe N-terminus of the peptide chain that leads to the formation of a chromophore, which distinguishes the deprotected peptide chain from the protected one. The reaction is fast, does not require heating, and allows N-terminal modification of peptides suitable for imaging specific cells.

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      K RAJAVENKATESH S SANTOSHKUMAR K PURNASAI S THENNARASU1

      1. Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry Laboratory, CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 020, India
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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