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BOC-Amino Acids
Catalog number
CAS number
Molecular Formula
Molecular Weight
(2S)-2-[methyl-[(2-methylpropan-2-yl)oxycarbonyl]amino]propanoic acid
Boc-N-Me-L-Ala-OH; (S)-2-((tert-butoxycarbonyl)(methyl)amino)propanoic acid
White to off-white powder
≥ 99% (HPLC, Chiral purity)
1.111±0.06 g/cm3(Predicted)
Melting Point
88-94 °C
Boiling Point
296.3±19.0 °C(Predicted)
Store at 2-8 °C
Protected amino acid.
InChI Key
Canonical SMILES
1. Synthesis of protected 2-pyrrolylalanine for peptide chemistry and examination of its influence on prolyl amide isomer equilibrium
Aurélie A Dörr, William D Lubell J Org Chem. 2012 Aug 3;77(15):6414-22. doi: 10.1021/jo3005809. Epub 2012 Jul 24.
Protected enantiopure 2-pyrrolylalanine was synthesized for application in peptide science as an electron-rich arylalanine (histidine) analog with π-donor capability. (2S)-N-(Boc)-N'-(Phenylsulfonyl)-, (2S)-N,N'-bis-(phenylsulfonyl)-, and (2S)-N,N'-bis-(Boc)-3-(2-pyrrolyl)alanines (10, 3, and 14, respectively) were made in 13-17% overall yields and six to seven steps from oxazolidine β-methyl ester 4. Homoallylic ketone 5 was prepared by a copper-catalyzed cascade addition of vinylmagnesium bromide to ester 4 and converted to pyrrolyl amino alcohol 7 by olefin oxidation and Paal-Knorr condensation. Protecting group shuffle and oxidation of the primary alcohol enabled the synthesis of pyrrolylalanines. The bis-Boc analog 14 proved useful in peptide chemistry and was employed to make N-acetyl-pyrrolylalaninyl-proline N''-methylamide 25. A study of the influence of the pyrrole moiety on the prolyl amide isomer equilibrium of 25 using (1)H NMR spectroscopy in chloroform, DMSO, and water demonstrated that the pyrrolylalanine peptide exhibited behavior and conformations different from those of other arylalanine analogs.
2. 4-Vinylproline
Ramakotaiah Mulamreddy, N D Prasad Atmuri, William D Lubell J Org Chem. 2018 Nov 2;83(21):13580-13586. doi: 10.1021/acs.joc.8b02177. Epub 2018 Oct 11.
Enantiomerically pure 4-vinylproline (Vyp) was synthesized by a five-step approach from N-(Boc)iodo-alanine (2) featuring copper-catalyzed SN2' substitution of the corresponding zincate onto ( Z)-1,4-dichlorobut-2-ene to prepare methyl 2- N-(Boc)amino-4-(chloromethyl)hexenoate (3). Intra- and intermolecular displacement of the chloride provided respectively Vyp and methyl 2- N-(Boc)amino-4-(azidomethyl)hexenoate (7) suitable for the synthesis of constrained peptide analogs.
3. Kinetics of peptide synthesis studied by fluorescence of fluorophenyl esters
E A Permyakov, V N Medvedkin, L V Klimenko, Y V Mitin, S E Permyakov Jr Int J Pept Protein Res. 1994 Nov;44(5):472-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3011.1994.tb00184.x.
The kinetics of the reaction of Boc-alanine-trifluorophenyl, Boc-alanine-tetrafluorophenyl, Boc-alanine-pentafluorophenyl, and Boc-alanine-p-chlorotetrafluorophenyl esters (BocAlaOTrf, BocAlaOTfp, BocAlaOPfp, and BocAlaTfc, respectively) with leucine amide and with valine methyl ester have been measured using changes in fluorophenyl chromophore emission at 375 nm. The kinetic data cannot be well fit with a simple second-order reaction scheme. Measurements of the reaction kinetics at different concentrations of the reagents showed that the expression for the reaction rate is V = kC(N)0.5C(AE)1.5, in which k is the reaction rate constant, CN is the concentration of either LeuNH2 or ValOCH3, and CAE is the concentration of the fluorophenyl ester. This reaction equation indicates a complex, probably chain-like, reaction mechanism. The order of reactivity for these active esters with ValOCH3 is BocAlaOTfc > BocAlaOPfp > BocAlaOTfp > BocAlaTrf. The apparent rate constant, k, for the reaction with LeuNH2 is higher than that for the reaction with ValOCH3.
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