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ERIC Number: EJ939012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Student-Driven Design of Peptide Mimetics: Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Peptoid Oligomers
Pohl, Nicola L. B.; Kirshenbaum, Kent; Yoo, Barney; Schulz, Nathan; Zea, Corbin J.; Streff, Jennifer M.; Schwarz, Kimberly L.
Journal of Chemical Education, v88 n7 p999-1001 Jul 2011
An experiment for the undergraduate organic laboratory is described in which peptide mimetic oligomers called "peptoids" are built stepwise on a solid-phase resin. Students employ two modern strategies to facilitate rapid multistep syntheses: solid-phase techniques to obviate the need for intermediate purifications and microwave irradiation to enhance reaction rates. The modular reaction protocol is compatible with a vast array of reagents, allowing students to design unique oligomer sequences and to get a sense of modern drug-discovery processes. Students compare reactions performed both with and without microwave irradiation for a collaborative learning experience. (Contains 1 scheme and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A