New synthetic strategies to small cyclic peptides

Grant number: DP180101804 | Funding period: 2018 - 2020

Completed

Abstract

This project aims to invent new synthetic strategies that enable chemical manipulation of small cyclic peptides, a promising class of biologically active molecules with high metabolic stability. Combining theory and practice, this project will develop novel acyl transfer reactions that will allow traceless, site-selective, ring expansion and contraction of small cyclic peptides. This project will result in new synthetic methodology that will simplify the synthesis of an important class of small drug-like molecules. This will provide significant benefits, such as a breakthrough in the synthetic approach to small cyclic peptides, which will strengthen Australia’s international standing in pept..

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