Macrolactonization of peptide thioesters catalyzed by imidazole and its application in the synthesis of kahalalide B and analogues.

@article{Li2010MacrolactonizationOP,
  title={Macrolactonization of peptide thioesters catalyzed by imidazole and its application in the synthesis of kahalalide B and analogues.},
  author={Yangmei Li and Marc Giulionatti and Richard A. Houghten},
  journal={Organic letters},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 10},
  pages={
          2250-3
        }
}
The macrolactonization of peptide thioester to yield cyclic depsipeptides was developed using imidazole as a catalyst. This strategy was applied to the synthesis of kahalalide B and its analogues. 
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