Fluorinated beta2- and beta3-amino acids: Synthesis and inhibition of alpha-chymotrypsin

Victoria Peddie, M Pietsch, Karen Maree Bromfield, Robert Neil Pike, Peter J Duggan, A D Abell

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The synthesis of a series of alpha-fluorinated beta(2)- and beta(3)-amino acid derivatives is described. Stereoselective fluorination at the alpha-carbon of the beta(3)-amino acids was achieved by deprotonation with lithium diisopropylamide followed by treatment with N-fluorobenzenesulfonimide. Fluorination of beta(2)-amino acids employed the chiral auxiliary (4R)-4-benzyl-2-oxazolidinone. The alpha-fluorinated amino acids and their non-fluorinated precursors were found to competitively inhibit alpha-chymotrypsin.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1845 - 1859
Number of pages15
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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