Efficient Construction of Oligocholate Foldamers via “Click” Chemistry and Their Tolerance of Structural HeterogeneityOrganic Letters
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AbstractThe 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition between an alkynyl-terminated cholate trimer and an azido-functionalized cholate hexamer readily afforded the nonamer and dodecamer derivatives, whereas amide coupling employed in previous oligocholate synthesis failed beyond the octamer. Unlike typical oligocholate foldamers with exclusively head-to-tail arrangement of the repeat units, the newly synthesized “clicked” oligocholates contained head-to-head arrangement and flexible tethers in the sequence. Despite large structural perturbations, the clicked oligocholates folded similarly as the parent foldamers, demonstrating the robustness of the solvophobically driven folding mechanism.
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Citation InformationXingang Pan and Yan Zhao. "Efficient Construction of Oligocholate Foldamers via “Click” Chemistry and Their Tolerance of Structural Heterogeneity" Organic Letters Vol. 11 Iss. 1 (2009) p. 69 - 72
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