An Approach to Photolabile, Fluorescent Protecting Groups Academic Article uri icon


  • The photolablie and fluorescent system 1 was prepared via a convergent route which involved thymidine 3'-functionalized with a proline residue. Photodecomposition of 1 was examined using 360 nm irradiation. Without any additives, 5'-silylated thymidine was not formed, but the N(α)-deprotected cyclization precursor II accumulated instead. However, in the presence of ethanolamine, 5'-silylated thymidine formed at a rate which increases with the concentration of ethanolamine.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Burgess, K., Jacutin, S. E., Lim, D., & Shitangkoon, A.

citation count

  • 7

publication date

  • July 1997