N alpha-trifluoroacetylation of N-terminal hydroxyamino acids: a new side reaction in peptide synthesis.

In the synthesis of the double-chain bis-cystinyl hinge fragment 225-232/225'-232' of the human IgG1, which contains two N-terminal threonine residues, the final acidolytic deprotection step, with 99% aqueous trifluoroacetic acid, was accompanied by formation of remarkable amounts of an unknown side product. This has been identified as the N alpha-mono… CONTINUE READING