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A "one-pot" Procedure for the Preparation of N-9-Fluorenylmethyloxycarbonyl-alpha-amino Diazoketones from alpha-Amino Acids.
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PMID:  23146162     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The study describes a new "one-pot" route to the synthesis of N-9-fluorenylmethyloxycarbonyl (Fmoc) α-amino diazoketones. The procedure was tested on a series of commercially available free or side-chain protected α-amino acids employed as precursors. The conversion into the title compounds was achieved by masking and activating the α-amino acids with a single reagent, namely 9-fluorenylmethyl chloroformate (Fmoc-Cl). The resulting N-protected mixed anhydrides were reacted with diazomethane to lead to the α-amino diazoketones which were isolated by flash column chromatography in very good to excellent overall yields. The versatility of the procedure was verified on lipophylic α-amino acids and further demonstrated by the preparation of N-Fmoc-α-amino diazoketones also from α-amino acids containing side-chain masking groups which are orthogonal to the Fmoc one. The results confirmed that tert-butyloxycarbonyl (Boc), tert-butyl (tBu), and 2,2,4,6,7-pentamethyldihydrobenzofuran-5-sulfonyl (Pbf), three acid-labile protecting groups mostly adopted in the solution and solid-phase peptide synthesis, are compatible to the adopted reaction conditions. In all cases, the formation of the corresponding C-methyl ester of the starting amino acid was not observed. Moreover, the proposed method respects the chirality of the starting α-amino acids. No racemization occurred when the procedure was applied to the synthesis the respective N-Fmoc-protected α-amino diazoketones from L-isoleucine and L-threonine, and to the preparation of a diastereomeric pair of N-Fmoc-protected dipeptidyl diazoketones.
Carlo Siciliano; Rosaria De Marco; Ludovica Evelin Guidi; Mariagiovanna Spinella; Angelo Liguori
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of organic chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-6904     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Org. Chem.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985193R     Medline TA:  J Org Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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