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New Chiral Derivatizing Agents: Convenient Determination of Absolute Configurations of Free Amino Acids by 1H NMR

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posted on 2009-02-19, 00:00 authored by Michio Kurosu, Kai Li
The chiral carbonate reagents 5 allow for the direct and unambiguous determination of the absolute configurations of a wide range of free amino acids using 1H NMR. By using a ∼3:1 mixture of (S)-5 and (R)-5, absolute configurations of the corresponding carbamates are determined by only analyzing the nitrogen protons.