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Phospholyl(borane) Amino Acids and Peptides: Stereoselective Synthesis and Fluorescent Properties with Large Stokes Shift

Phospholyl(borane)
Amino Acids and Peptides: Stereoselective
Synthesis and Fluorescent Properties with Large Stokes Shift
Mathieu Arribat, Emmanuelle Rémond, Florine Cavelier, Arie Van Der Lee, Sébastien Clément
The synthesis of phospholyl(borane) amino acids was stereoselectively achieved by reaction of phospholide anion with iodo α-amino ester derived from l-aspartic acid or l-serine, followed by in situ complexation with borane. Phospholyl(borane) amino acids are easy to store and can be subjected to direct transformation into the corresponding free phospholyl, gold complex, oxide or sulfur derivatives as well as phospholinium salts, thus offering a variety of side chains. After selective deprotection of carboxylic function or amine, C- or N- peptide coupling with an alanine moiety proved the possible incorporation into peptides. Such phospholyl amino acid and peptide derivatives exhibit fluorescent properties with a large Stokes shift (160 nm) and fluorescence up to 535 nm, depending on the phosphole aromaticity and the chemical environment. These phospholyl(borane) amino acids constitute a new class of unnatural amino acids useful for structure–activities relationship studies and appear to be promising fluorophores for the development of labeled peptides.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.7b10954

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b10954

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