Advances in the Synthesis of Amino Acids and Analogues for Foldamers Study
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Synthetic amino acids have particular appeal to extend our understanding of
protein structure and stabilization into the realm of folded, non biological polymers.
Chemists are now beginning to design biomimetic amino acids that can form both
secondary and tertiary structures. An overview of the synthesis of non-protein amino
acids recently used in the design of conformationally well-defined foldamers—artificial
oligomers that also adopt well-defined folded conformations— are discussed.
Nonproteinogenic amino acids, amino acids analogues, synthesis,
foldamers, single helix, double helical structure, helicate, strand, extended helix,
quadruple helix, α-amino acid, glyco α-amino acids, β-amino acids, β-Substituted β-
amino acids, α-substituted β-amino acids, heterocyclic β-amino acid, γ-
Aminobutyric acid, pyrrole amino acid, δ-amino acids, arginine analogues,
Dioxabicyclo amino acids, fullerene substituted amino acid, ferrocene substituted
Department of Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research –Kolkata, Mohanpur, West Bengal- 741252, India.