ABSTRACT: The synthesis of a new conformationally constrained Gly-(s-cis)Pro Turn Mimetic (GPTM) in both racemic and enantiomerically pure forms and their incorporation into peptides 18, 21, and 24 are reported. The synthetic strategy adopted to assemble the bicyclic pyrrolizidinone skeleton is based on the 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of the cyclic nitrone 4a derived from proline and acrylamide, followed by a reductive cleavage/cyclization domino process. The enantiomerically pure GPTMs are obtained by synthesis and separation of diastereomeric intermediates containing (1R)-1-phenylethylamine as chiral auxiliary. Analysis of pseudotripeptides 18, 21, and 22 by FT-IR and NMR shows that the amide proton of GPTM derivatives 21 is intramolecularly hydrogen bonded in CDCl(3), while DMSO was shown to disrupt this hydrogen bond.
The Journal of Organic Chemistry 03/2005; 70(3):856-67. · 4.45 Impact Factor