Semipermanent C-terminal carboxylic acid protecting group: application to solubilizing peptides and fragment condensation.

  title={Semipermanent C-terminal carboxylic acid protecting group: application to solubilizing peptides and fragment condensation.},
  author={Marta Parad{\'i}s-Bas and Judit Tulla-Puche and Fernando Albericio},
  journal={Organic letters},
  volume={17 2},
The 2-methoxy-4-methylsulfinylbenzyl alcohol (Mmsb-OH) safety-catch linker has been described as a useful tool to overcome two obstacles in peptide synthesis: the solubility and fragment condensation of peptides. The incorporation of the linker into an insoluble peptide target, thereby allowing the conjugation of a poly-Lys as a "solubilizing tag", notably enhanced the solubility of the peptide. The selective conditions that remove that linker favored its incorporation as a semipermanent C… 
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