Pyrrolidide formation as a side reaction during activation of carboxylic acids by phosphonium salt coupling reagents

Jordi Alsina, George Barany, Fernando Albericio, Steven A. Kates

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Abstract

Pyrrolidide derivatives are observed as unwanted by-products from slow reactions of activated carboxylates with nucleophilic amines, as mediated by phosphonium salt coupling reagents (PyAOP, PyBOP, PyBroP). This side reaction is attributed to the presence of small amounts (e.g., 0.5%, w/w) of pyrrolidine as a contaminant to commercial phosphonium salts, and does not occur when the reagents are crystallized before their use in coupling reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-245
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

Keywords

  • PyAOP
  • PyBOP
  • PyBroP
  • Side reactions
  • Solid-phase peptide synthesis

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