From Supramolecular Methyllysine Receptors to Bridged Caprolactams

Gruber, Tobias (2019) From Supramolecular Methyllysine Receptors to Bridged Caprolactams. In: NZIC Seminar, 16th January 2019, University of Auckland.

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One of the major mechanisms of epigenetic control is methylation and demethylation of lysine residues in histone proteins. The desire to understand the function of these modifications promoted the development of artificial molecules that recognize and bind methyllysine. One focus of this presentation is on synthetic macrocycles and their ability to recognize differently methylated lysines. Recent developments and our own efforts in this area will be discussed. (Hanauer et al., Org. Biomol. Chem. 2017, 15, 1100; Gruber, ChemBioChem 2018, DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201800398.)
In the second part of the lecture the latest research on new synthetic routes for bridged caprolactams is presented. We recently established a facile synthetic pathway towards the 7,8-dioxo-6-aza­bicyclo­[3.2.1]­octane scaffold using readily available caprolactam esters. The latter are cyclized after adequate N-protection using strong, non-nucleophilic bases. Mechanistic details of this particular type of Dieckmann cyclization as well as side products and artefacts occurring during the reaction will be presented. (C. Weck et al., New J. Chem. 2017, 41, 9984.)

Keywords:macrocycle, organic chemistry, lactams, Supramolecular chemistry
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F160 Organic Chemistry
F Physical Sciences > F151 Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Divisions:College of Science > School of Pharmacy
ID Code:34801
Deposited On:25 Jan 2019 16:28

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