A facile method for sequence determination of cyclic peptides/peptoids is described. Macrocyclic peptides/peptoids of 3-10 residues were efficiently synthesized through thioether formation. One-pot reaction of thioether-embedded cyclic peptides/peptoids involving cyanogen bromide-mediated ring-opening and cleavage provides linearized molecules, which can be efficiently sequenced by tandem mass spectrometry.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry