Asymmetric synthesis of unusual amino acids: Synthesis of the optically pure isomers of indole-protected β-methyltryptophan suitable for peptide synthesis.

Lakmal W. Boteju, Kirsten Wegner, Victor J. Hruby

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The four isomers of N-indole-(2-mesitylenesulfonyl)-β-methyltryptophan have been synthesized in high optical purity using in part, asymmetric conjugate 1, 4-additions followed by chiral imide enolate azidation and reduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7491-7494
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number49
StatePublished - 1992


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  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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