(Matrix Presented) Fmoc-(2R,3S)-3-methyl-Se-phenylselenocysleine was used for the synthesis of dehydrobutyrine (Dhb)-containing peptides. Biomimetic cyclization via Michael addition of Cys to a Dhb yielded the B-ring of the lantibiotic subtilin as a single diastereomer. The methyllanthionine product was shown to have the natural configuration by preparation of the authentic stereoisomer. The formation of a single isomer suggests that the prepeptide has a strong intrinsic preference for the stereochemistry observed in lantibiotics.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry