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Peptide Bond Formation of Amino Acids by Transient Masking with Silylating Reagents

Wataru Muramatsu* and Hisashi Yamamoto*

*Molecular Catalyst Research Center, Chubu University, 1200 Matsumoto-cho, Kasugai, Aichi 487-8501, Japan, Email:,

W. Muramatsu, H. Yamamoto, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2021, 143, 6792-6797.

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c02600

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The use two different silylating reagents (HSi[OCH(CF3)2]3, MTBSTFA) in the presence of CsF and imidazole as catalysts enables a one-pot peptide bond-forming reaction via activation and transient masking at C-termini and N-termini, respectively. This versatile method tolerates various side chains, while providing excellent yields without any racemization or polymerization.

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ID: J48-Y2021