Synthesis of the phenylpyridal scaffold as a helical peptide mimetic

Gregory T. Bourne, Daniel J. Kuster, Garland R. Marshall

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Phenylpyridal- and phenyldipyridal-based scaffolds have been designed and synthesized as novel helical peptide mimetics. The synthesis required optimisation and selective alkylation in producing 2,6-functionalized 3-hydroxypyridine derivatives for a convergent scheme. The pyridine analogues were coupled by a series of Suzuki/Stille types cross-coupling reactions. A series of biaryl and ter-aryl substituted heterocycles were produced. The synthetic approach was concise and high yielding allowing large variability at the wanted sidechain attachment points. A number of compounds were synthesised to show the versatility of the strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8439-8445
Number of pages7
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number28
StatePublished - Jul 26 2010


  • Alkylation
  • Biaryls
  • Cross-coupling
  • Helical structures
  • Proteomimetics


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