Disulfide bond rearrangement during regioselective oxidation in PhS(O)Ph/CH3SiCl3 mixture for the synthesis of α-conotoxin GI

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Rearrangement of disulfide bonds during the synthesis of α-conotoxin GI using PhS(O)Ph/CH3SiCl3 oxidation procedure was observed. We have demonstrated that the protecting scheme (order of acetamidomethyl (Acm) and tBu protecting groups) of the Cys residues as well as the reaction time influenced the ratio of the native and the mispaired compounds, while the temperature of the reaction mixture had no significant effect. However, in all cases the nonnative derivative was produced in high amount. The structure of the isomers was identified by the combination of enzymatic digestion and mass spectrometry measurements. We conclude that the air oxidation followed by the application of Tl(tfa)3 for the regioselcctive formation of disulfide bonds leads up to the appropriate compound in the case of the synthesis of α-conotoxin GI, while the oxidation procedure using PhS(O)Ph/CH3SiCl3 system resulted in the nonnative disulfide isomer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-28
Number of pages9
JournalBiopolymers - Peptide Science Section
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 7 2007


  • Disulfide isomers
  • Enzymatic degradation
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Oxidation procedures
  • Rearrangement of disulfide bonds
  • α-conotoxin GI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Organic Chemistry

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