NaBH4 – a novel method for the deprotection of Nω-nitro-arginine

Sebestyén, Mónika and Kóczán, György and Csámpai, Antal and Hudecz, Ferenc (2016) NaBH4 – a novel method for the deprotection of Nω-nitro-arginine. TETRAHEDRON LETTERS, 57. pp. 546-548. ISSN 0040-4039

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The selective deprotection of Nω-nitro-arginine derivatives represents a major preparative challenge. This problem can be circumvented by the use of catalytic hydrogenation, but often high pressure, elevated temperature, and/or long reaction times are needed. In certain cases hydrogenation is not suitable, for example, small-scale reactions, parallel synthesis, or due to selectivity issues. Herein, we demonstrate for the first time, the use of NaBH4 in the presence of a metal ion catalyst for the removal of the Nω-nitro moiety under simple, ‘open-vessel’ conditions. This process using NaBH4 does not remove the benzyloxy-carbonyl-protecting group; thus the method is orthogonal for this protecting scheme.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia > QD04 Organic chemistry / szerves kémia
Depositing User: Dr Katalin Uray
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 08:56
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2017 08:56

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