A stereospecific cyclization catalyzed by an antibody

Andrew D. Napper, Stephen J. Benkovic, Alfonso Tramontano, Richard A. Lerner

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Abstract

A monoclonal antibody elicited by a transition-state analog that is representative of an intramolecular six-membercd ring cyclization reaction acted as a stercospecific, enzyme-like catalyst for the appropriate substrate. Formation of a single enantiomer of a 5-lactone from the corresponding racemic 8-hydroxyester was accelerated by the antibody by about a factor of 170, which permitted isolation of the lactone in an enantiomeric excess of about 94 percent. This finding demonstrates the feasibility of catalytic-antibody generation for chemical transformations that require stereochemical control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1041-1043
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume237
Issue number4818
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Lactones
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Napper, A. D., Benkovic, S. J., Tramontano, A., & Lerner, R. A. (1987). A stereospecific cyclization catalyzed by an antibody. Science, 237(4818), 1041-1043.

A stereospecific cyclization catalyzed by an antibody. / Napper, Andrew D.; Benkovic, Stephen J.; Tramontano, Alfonso; Lerner, Richard A.

In: Science, Vol. 237, No. 4818, 1987, p. 1041-1043.

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Napper, AD, Benkovic, SJ, Tramontano, A & Lerner, RA 1987, 'A stereospecific cyclization catalyzed by an antibody', Science, vol. 237, no. 4818, pp. 1041-1043.
Napper AD, Benkovic SJ, Tramontano A, Lerner RA. A stereospecific cyclization catalyzed by an antibody. Science. 1987;237(4818):1041-1043.
Napper, Andrew D. ; Benkovic, Stephen J. ; Tramontano, Alfonso ; Lerner, Richard A. / A stereospecific cyclization catalyzed by an antibody. In: Science. 1987 ; Vol. 237, No. 4818. pp. 1041-1043.
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