Projects per year
An efficient and expedient route to the synthesis of dicarba peptides from protecting group-free sequences is reported using Ru-alkylidene catalysed olefin metathesis. A range of cyclic peptides was prepared from linear peptides containing two Z-crotyl glycine residues. Free amine groups were masked as salts with Brønsted acids preventing in situ catalyst decomposition. Excellent RCM conversion was obtained in both DMF and methanol.
- 1 Finished