patent number 6794492
Fluorinated alkyl compounds may be used as reaction intermediates or reaction products in polymerizing amino acid structures into peptides. Fluorinated methyl groups have been found to be particularly useful. A compound having a fluorinated methyl group such as that set forth below: ##STR1## wherein R is selected from the group consisting of: alkyls, hydrogen, aryls, aromatic compounds, amines, sulfur-containing alkyl groups, sulfur-containing aryl groups, and heterocyclic compounds may be utilized alone, or reacted in combination with other amino acids, to form a dipeptide, or polypeptide.
Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
530/330, 530/345, 562/445, 562/553, 570/123