The critically acclaimed laboratory standard for more than forty years, is one of the most highly respected publications in the field of biochemistry. Since 1955, each volumehas been eagerly awaited, frequently consulted, and praised by researchers and reviewers alike. More than 275 volumes have been published (all of them still in print) and much of the material is relevant even today-truly an essential publication for researchers in all fields of life sciences. Key Features* Solid-phase custom peptide synthesis* Applications of peptides for structural and biological studies* Characterization of synthetic peptides
results have been obtained for the Fmoc solid-phase syntheses of peptides using the activating reagent 2-(1H-benzotriazol-1-yl)-1,1,3,3,-tetramethyluronium hexafluorophosphate (HBTU). Activation occurs very rapidly in N,N-dimethylformamide and N-methyl-pyrrolidone, optimal solvents for peptide-resin solvation. It has been observed that complete coupling reactions occur in only 10-30 min. Residues such as Arg, Ile, Leu and Val, which often require double coupling by other activation methods, react with high efficiency by single coupling when HBTU is used. The Fmoc/HBTU chemistry has recently been applied to the peptide synthesizers.
The incorporation of trityl side-chain protection for Fmoc-Asn and Fmoc-Gln further enhances coupling amino acids were first used for solid phase peptide synthesis a little more than a decade ago. Since that time, Fmoc solid phase custom peptide synthesis methodology has been greatly enhanced by the introduction of a variety of solid supports, linkages, and side chain protecting groups, as well as by increased understanding of solvation conditions. These advances have led to many impressive syntheses, such as those of biologically active and isotopically labeled peptides and small proteins. The great variety of conditions under which Fmoc solid phase peptide synthesis may be carried out represents a truly "orthogonal" scheme, and thus offers many unique opportunities for bioorganic chemistry.