Highly-efficient and versatile fluorous-tagged Cu(i)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition ligand for preparing bioconjugates

Lingyi Sun, Yongkang Gai, Carolyn J. Anderson, Dexing Zeng

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A novel ligand (FBTTBE) for Cu(i)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) has been developed, which demonstrates not only superior catalytic efficiency but also the ease of removing toxic copper species. FBTTBE has also been successfully applied in the synthesis of radiometal-labeled peptide and antibody without observable transchelation with the non-radioactive Cu(i) catalyst.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17072-17075
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number96
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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