Synthesis of N-propynyl analogues of peptide nucleic acid (PNA) monomers and their use in the click reaction to prepare N-functionalized PNAs

Nicola M. Howarth, Jennyfer Goujon (nee Ricci)

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Application of the click reaction for coupling a 2-(2-aminoethoxy)ethoxy (AEE) function to thyminyl, cytosinyl and adeninyl peptide nucleic acid (PNA) monomer analogues bearing a N-propynyl group, in place of the original N-2-aminoethyl moiety, has been explored. The N-propynyl PNA analogues were prepared from glycine ethyl ester hydrochloride and the structure of the thyminyl derivative was confirmed by X-ray diffraction. These monomers were employed in click reactions with Boc-protected AEE azide to afford the corresponding triazolyl-linked PNA-AEE conjugates in yields ranging from 64 to 76%. [1,4]-Regiochemistry was verified from a NOESY correlation experiment. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9588-9594
Number of pages7
Issue number49
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2011

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