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Modification Of Amino Acids, Peptides, And Carbohydrates Through Radical Chemistry
Published 2006 · Chemistry
This review provides an overview of some of the more recent work directed to exploit radical-based chemistry for the modification of some of Natures most important biomolecules, such as amino acids, peptides, and carbohydrates. Radical reactions are particularly advantageous for carrying out a variety of structural modifications on biomolecules as the reaction conditions are typically compatible with a wide variety of functional groups and solvents. An array of effective synthetic transformations will be discussed including selective side chain and backbone modifications of amino acids and peptides, along with methods for the transformation of carbohydrate substituents, as well as fragmentation and cyclizations reactions for the preparation of either structurally modified carbohydrates or chiral building blocks.