Solid-phase synthesis of acridine-peptide conjugates and their analysis by tandem mass spectrometry

Coby B. Carlson, Peter A. Beal

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(Matrix presented) A novel and high-yielding synthesis of 9-anilinoacridine-4-carboxylic acid is reported. This acid has been used in the solid-phase synthesis of a small combinatorial library of acridine-peptide conjugates. Tandem mass spectrometry (ES-MS/MS) can be used for structure determination of these compounds at a sensitivity of ∼10 pmol. This work makes possible the generation of acridine-peptide libraries for the discovery of structure-specific nucleic acid ligands via affinity chromatography selection with mass spectrometric detection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1465-1468
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 18 2000
Externally publishedYes


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