OBC issue 23 now online, complete with peptidyl-fluoromethyl ketones and nanodiamonds in sugar rings

This front cover highlights the work of Daniel P. Funeriu, Technical University München, and colleagues on a novel, general solid phase synthesis strategy for sequence independent peptidyl-fluoromethyl ketones, utilising standard Fmoc peptide chemistry. Read the finer points of this article here
A general solid phase method for the synthesis of sequence independent peptidyl-fluoromethyl ketones
Gheorghe-Doru Roiban, Mihaela Matache, Niculina D. Hădade and Daniel P. Funeriu
DOI: 10.1039/C2OB25096A

On the inside cover of OBC issue 23 is a paper by Bart Jan Ravoo et al. on the non-covalent interactions of nanodiamond carboxylic acids derived from adamantane, diamantane, and triamantane with β- and γ-cyclodextrins.

Nanodiamonds in sugar rings: an experimental and theoretical investigation of cyclodextrin–nanodiamond inclusion complexes
Jens Voskuhl, Mark Waller,  Sateesh Bandaru, Boryslav A. Tkachenko, Carlo Fregonese, Birgit Wibbeling, Peter R. Schreiner and Bart Jan Ravoo
DOI: 10.1039/C2OB06915F

Also in this issue: A perspective by Philippe Maillard et al.: Tumor targeting in photodynamic therapy. From glycoconjugated photosensitizers to glycodendrimeric one. Concept, design and properties

2 HOT articles:
Biomimetic oxidation of aromatic xenobiotics: synthesis of the phenolic metabolites from the anti-HIV drug efavirenzRiccardo Wanke, David A. Novais, Shrika G. Harjivan, M. Matilde Marques and Alexandra M. M. Antunes
DOI: 10.1039/C2OB25212K

Synthesis of symmetric anhydrides using visible light-mediated photoredox catalysis
Marlena D. Konieczynska ,  Chunhui Dai and Corey R. J. Stephenson
DOI: 10.1039/C2OB25463H

Find the complete issue here….

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