Renin inhibitors based on novel dipeptide analogues. Incorporation of the dehydrohydroxyethylene isostere at the scissile bond.


The design and synthesis of renin inhibitors that incorporate the novel dipeptide isostere (4S,5S)-5-amino-6-cyclohexyl-4-hydroxyhex-1-ene-2-carboxylic acid as a transition-state analogue are described. Titanium-promoted condensation of dilithiated N-alkylmethacrylamides with protected amino aldehydes results in efficient preparation of protected dipeptide… (More)