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Bromomaleimides: new reagents for the selective and reversible modification of cysteine

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Abstract

Bromomaleimides react rapidly and selectively with cysteine to afford thiomaleimides which can be cleaved with a phosphine to regenerate the cysteine or treated with a base to afford dehydroalanine.

Graphical abstract: Bromomaleimides: new reagents for the selective and reversible modification of cysteine

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The article was received on 24 Jul 2009, accepted on 03 Sep 2009 and first published on 16 Sep 2009


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B915136B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2009, 6583-6585
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    Bromomaleimides: new reagents for the selective and reversible modification of cysteine

    L. M. Tedaldi, M. E. B. Smith, R. I. Nathani and J. R. Baker, Chem. Commun., 2009, 6583
    DOI: 10.1039/B915136B

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