Synthesis of a novel tetrafluoropyridine-containing amino acid and tripeptide

Alex S. Hudson, Alex Hoose, Christopher R. Coxon, Graham Sandford, Steven L. Cobb*

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The synthesis of a novel fluoropyridine-containing amino acid from pentafluoropyridine by a nucleophilic substitution process is reported. The orthogonal protecting groups can be manipulated and the fluoropyridine amino acid incorporated into a tripeptide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4865-4867
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sept 2013


  • Novel amino acid
  • Pentafluoropyridine
  • Peptides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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