Letters in Peptide Science

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Synthesis of peptides employing 9-fluorenylmethyl chloroformate as a coupling agent

  • Subramanyam J. Tantry
  • Ganga-Ramu Vasanthakumar
  • Vommina V. Suresh Babu


The synthesis of peptides employing 9-fluorenylmethyl chloroformate (Fmoc-Cl) as a coupling agent has been described. The method is simple, efficient and rapid. All the peptides have been obtained in good yield (70–95%). Furthermore, both the1H NMR and the HPLC studies on Fmoc-Phg-Phe-OMe and Fmoc-D-Phg-Phe-OMe revealed that the coupling is free from racemization.

Key Words

9-fluorenylmethyl chloroformate mixed anhydride method N,O-bis-trimethylsilyl-amino acids peptide acids racemization free coupling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Subramanyam J. Tantry
    • 1
  • Ganga-Ramu Vasanthakumar
    • 1
  • Vommina V. Suresh Babu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Studies in Chemistry, Central College CampusBangalore UniversityBangaloreIndia

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