Facile synthesis of α-hydroxy carboxylic acids from the corresponding α-amino acids
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An effective and improved procedure is developed for the synthesis of α-hydroxy carboxylic acids by treatment of the corresponding protonated α-amino acid with tert-butyl nitrite in 1,4-dioxane-water. The amino moiety must be protonated and located α to a carboxylic acid function in order to undergo initial diazotization and successive hydroxylation, since neither β-amino acids nor acid derivatives such as esters and amides undergo hydroxylations. The method is successfully applied for the synthesis of 18 proteinogenic amino acids.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Depsipeptides, Diazotization, Hydroxylation, α-Hydroxy carboxylic acids