Enantioselective syntheses of alpha-Fmoc-Pbf-[2-(13)C]-L-arginine and Fmoc-[1,3-(13)C2]-L-proline and Incorporation into the neurotensin receptor 1 ligand, NT(8-13).
Song C., Tapaneeyakorn S., Murphy AC., Butts C., Watts A., Willis CL.
Enantioselective syntheses of selectively labeled, orthogonally protected [2-(13)C]-L-arginine and [1,3-(13)C(2)]-L-proline are described from the commercially available precursors [2-(13)C]bromoacetic acid and potassium [(13)C]cyanide. Interestingly the enhanced signal assigned to C-2 in the (13)C NMR spectrum of alpha-Fmoc-Pbf-[2-(13)C]-L-arginine was very broad at room temperature. The two Fmoc-labeled amino acids were used to prepare [2-(13)C]-Arg9 and [1,3-(13)C(2)]-Pro10 labeled ligand (NT(8-13)) by manual Fmoc-SPSS.