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Ferrocene Constrained Helical Peptides Via On-Resin Cyclization, Thomas A. Mcteague Apr 2012

Ferrocene Constrained Helical Peptides Via On-Resin Cyclization, Thomas A. Mcteague

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Previous research within the Curran group has demonstrated that ferrocene may be used as an organometallic constraint to induce the formation of α-helices in short peptides which traditionally possess undefined conformations. Through strategic placement of lysine residues at the i and i+3 positions within the peptide, such a constraint was accomplished via the crosslinking of the lysine side chains to ferrocene dicarboxylic acid chloride in solution phase synthesis. The aim of this work was to develop a method for solid phase peptide synthesis (SPPS) for the synthesis of these ferrocene-constrained helices. In particular, we seek to develop a method ...