An irreversible, three-component assembly with 2-formylphenylboronic acid, catechol, and N-hydroxylamines was achieved in aqueous media. The boronate ester product was formed with substituted catechols including l-DOPA. Assembly was found to be orthogonal to common biological functional groups and both copper(I)-catalyzed alkyne-azide cycloaddition and aminoether/carbonyl condensations. Boronate ester formation and aminoether condensation were achieved in one pot with a hexameric peptide.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry