The solid-phase Horner-Emmons reaction was successfully applied for the convenient syntheses of olefin-containing protease inhibitors. The isomerization during the solid-phase Horner-Emmons reaction can be minimized simply by the use of an appropriate amount of the base. The synthesized olefin peptides, which have an olefin γ-amino acid at the scissile site, were found to act as effective inhibitors for the HTLV-1 protease for the first time.
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- Organic Chemistry