Ligating simple amino alcohol or amino ester monomers containing enantiotopic fluorine substituents to the C-terminus of a helical peptide places the fluorine atoms in diastereotopic environments, and gives two distinct and easily identifiable signals in the 19F NMR spectrum. In the case of a dynamically inverting helix built from achiral monomers, the chemical shift separation between the 19F signals provides a simple means of analysing the ratio of screw-sense conformers in the oligomer, in cases where an asymmetric bias leads to a screw-sense preference.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry|
|Early online date||27 Mar 2013|
|Publication status||Published - 21 May 2013|