Lipophilic polyfunctional carbohydrate core/templates have been designed and developed for drug/vaccine delivery. Three carbohydrate-based templates containing four protected N-terminal arms were synthesised from glucose and galactose. Methyl α-D-glucopyranoside was converted to two derivatives bearing a carboxylic acid handle for attachment to solid supports, spacer arms of differing hydrophilicity, and phthaloyl-protected amino groups suitable for peptide chain extension. β-D-Galactopyranosyl azide was converted to a template bearing a carboxylic acid handle and four BOC-protected amines. All the templates were found to be suitable for attachment to solid supports and subsequent cleavage from resins, using either BOC- or FMOC-methodologies.
- Solid-phase peptide synthesis
- Synthetic vaccines
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