Cupric Ion Chelation Assisted Synthesis of N(α)-Protected N(ω)-Acridin-9-yl α,ω-Diamino Carboxylic Acids Academic Article uri icon


  • The synthesis of Nα-protected Nω-acridin-9-yl derivatives of the α,w-diamino carboxylic acids ornithine and lysine is reported. Direct introduction of the acridin-9-yl moiety to the amino side chain of the free amino acid was achieved in methanol through temporary copper(II) chelation protection of the α-amino and carboxy groups. Nα-Fmoc protection was introduced by using N-(fluoren-9-ylmethoxycarbonyloxy)succinimide in aqueous dioxan.

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  • 1993