(Chemical Equation Presented) This report describes the solid-phase synthesis of hydrogen-bond surrogate-derived artificial α-helices by a ring-closing metathesis reaction. From a series of metathesis catalysts evaluated for the synthesis of these helices, the Hoveyda-Grubbs catalyst was found to afford high yields of the macrocycle irrespective of the peptide sequence.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry