A Robust Method for Preparing Optically Pure MiniPEG-Containing Gamma PNA Monomers
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We report the syntheses of chemical building blocks of a particular class of chiral PNAs, called miniPEG-containing (R)-gamma PNAs (or (R)-MPγPNAs). The strategy involves the application of 9-(4-bromophenyl)-9-fluorenyl as a temporary, safety-catch protecting group for the suppression of racemization in the alkylation and reductive amination steps. The methodology is general and robust, ideally suited for large-scale monomer productions with most synthetic steps providing excellent chemical yields without the need for purification other than a simple workup and precipitation.
Key wordsChiral PNAs Large-scale monomer productions Peptide nucleic acids miniPEG
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