The synthesis of two oligomers containing three and four residues, respectively, of trans-(4S,5R)-4-carboxy 5-methyloxazolidin-2-ones is described. The monomer is obtained by starting from benzyl-N-Boc-(3R)-aminobutanoate, by cyclization into the corresponding trans-(2S,3R)-2-carboxybenzyl-3-methyl-N-Boc-aziridine and rearrangement of the product to trans-(4S,5R)-4-carboxybenzyl-5-methyloxazolidin-2-one, catalyzed by Sn(OTf)2. The oligomers are synthesized by activating the carboxy group as its pentaflourophenyl ester. The trimer and the tetramer are obtained in good yield, and their 1H NMR spectra suggest that these molecules fold in ordered structures, where the C-4 hydrogen of a ring is always close to the carbonyl of the next ring. This result shows that the 4-carboxy-5-substituted-oxazolidin-2-ones are a new class of pseudoprolines which fully control the formation of a Xaai-1-Proi peptide bond in the trans conformation and are complementary to the pseudoprolines obtained from cyclocondensation of cysteine, serine, or threonine and aldehydes or ketones, which strongly favor the Xaai-1-Proi peptide bond in the cis conformation.

Synthesis of Oligomers oftrans-(4S,5R)-4-Carboxybenzyl 5-Methyl Oxazolidin-2-one:  An Approach to New Foldamers

LUCARINI, SIMONE;
2001

Abstract

The synthesis of two oligomers containing three and four residues, respectively, of trans-(4S,5R)-4-carboxy 5-methyloxazolidin-2-ones is described. The monomer is obtained by starting from benzyl-N-Boc-(3R)-aminobutanoate, by cyclization into the corresponding trans-(2S,3R)-2-carboxybenzyl-3-methyl-N-Boc-aziridine and rearrangement of the product to trans-(4S,5R)-4-carboxybenzyl-5-methyloxazolidin-2-one, catalyzed by Sn(OTf)2. The oligomers are synthesized by activating the carboxy group as its pentaflourophenyl ester. The trimer and the tetramer are obtained in good yield, and their 1H NMR spectra suggest that these molecules fold in ordered structures, where the C-4 hydrogen of a ring is always close to the carbonyl of the next ring. This result shows that the 4-carboxy-5-substituted-oxazolidin-2-ones are a new class of pseudoprolines which fully control the formation of a Xaai-1-Proi peptide bond in the trans conformation and are complementary to the pseudoprolines obtained from cyclocondensation of cysteine, serine, or threonine and aldehydes or ketones, which strongly favor the Xaai-1-Proi peptide bond in the cis conformation.
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