Journal article

Progress and perspectives on directing group-assisted palladium-catalysed C-H functionalisation of amino acids and peptides

Sadegh Shabani, Yuezhou Wu, Hannah G Ryan, Craig A Hutton

CHEMICAL SOCIETY REVIEWS | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2021

Abstract

Peptide modifications can unlock a variety of compounds with structural diversity and abundant biological activity. In nature, peptide modifications, such as functionalisation at the side-chain position of amino acids, are performed using post-translational modification enzymes or incorporation of unnatural amino acids. However, accessing these modifications remains a challenge for organic chemists. During the past decades, selective C-H activation/functionalisation has attracted considerable attention in synthetic organic chemistry as a pathway to peptide modification. Various directing group strategies have been discovered that assist selective C-H activation. In particular, bidentate dire..

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