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Molecules 2014, 19(5), 6349-6367; doi:10.3390/molecules19056349

Utilization of Acidic α-Amino Acids as Acyl Donors: An Effective Stereo-Controllable Synthesis of Aryl-Keto α-Amino Acids and Their Derivatives

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Division of Applied Bioscience, Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Kita 9, Nishi 9, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-8589, Japan
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Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Frontier Research Center for Post-Genome Science and Technology, Hokkaido University, Kita 21, Nishi 11, Kita-ku, Sapporo 001-0021, Japan
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Received: 24 April 2014 / Revised: 8 May 2014 / Accepted: 12 May 2014 / Published: 16 May 2014

Abstract

Aryl-keto-containing α-amino acids are of great importance in organic chemistry and biochemistry. They are valuable intermediates for the construction of hydroxyl α-amino acids, nonproteinogenic α-amino acids, as well as other biofunctional components. Friedel-Crafts acylation is an effective method to prepare aryl-keto derivatives. In this review, we summarize the preparation of aryl-keto containing α-amino acids by Friedel-Crafts acylation using acidic α-amino acids as acyl-donors and Lewis acids or Brönsted acids as catalysts.
Keywords: aryl-keto α-amino acid; Friedel-Crafts acylation; Lewis acid; triflic acid aryl-keto α-amino acid; Friedel-Crafts acylation; Lewis acid; triflic acid
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Wang, L.; Murai, Y.; Yoshida, T.; Okamoto, M.; Tachrim, Z.P.; Hashidoko, Y.; Hashimoto, M. Utilization of Acidic α-Amino Acids as Acyl Donors: An Effective Stereo-Controllable Synthesis of Aryl-Keto α-Amino Acids and Their Derivatives. Molecules 2014, 19, 6349-6367.

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