Thermally induced substrate release via intramolecular cyclizations of Amino esters and Amino carbonates

Ralph J. Knipp, Rosendo Estrada, Palaniappan Sethu, Michael H. Nantz

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations


The relative cleavage of an alcohol from a panel of amino esters and amino carbonates via intramolecular cyclization was examined as a mechanism for substrate release. Thermal stability at 37 °C was observed only for the seven-membered ring progenitors. Applicability of the approach was illustrated by δ-lactam formation within a poly(dimethylsiloxane) microchannel for release of a captured fluorescent probe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3422-3429
Number of pages8
Issue number21
StatePublished - May 27 2014
Externally publishedYes



  • Drug delivery
  • Lactam
  • Oxazolidinone
  • Poly(dimethylsiloxane) microchannel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery

Cite this