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Chloroformic acid 9H-fluoren-9-ylmethyl ester
9-Fluorenylmethyl chloroformate; 9-Fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl chloride; Fmoc-chloride
3D model (Jmol)
|Molar mass||258.70 g·mol−1|
|Melting point||62 to 64 °C (144 to 147 °F; 335 to 337 K)|
EU classification (DSD)
|S-phrases||S26 S36/37/39 S45|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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The other common method for introducing the FMOC group is through 9-fluorenylmethylsuccinimidyl carbonate (FMOC-OSu), which may itself be obtained by the reaction of FMOC-Cl with the dicyclohexylammonium salt of N-hydroxysuccinimide.
It may be cleaved by bases, typically a solution of piperidine:
Because the fluorenyl group is highly fluorescent, certain UV-inactive compounds may be reacted to give the FMOC derivatives, suitable for analysis by reversed phase HPLC. Analytical uses of FMOC-Cl that do not use chromatography may be limited by the requirement that excess FMOC-Cl be removed before an analysis of fluorescence.
Amine Protection - Fluorenylmethyloxycarbonyl (Fmoc)
Common amine protection methods
- Fluorenylmethyloxycarbonyl chloride or 9-fluorenylmethyloxycarbonyl azide (itself made by reacting FMOC-Cl with sodium azide), sodium bicarbonate and aqueous dioxane
Common amine deprotection methods
- 20% Piperidine in dimethylformamide (Fmoc Group has an approximate half life of 6 seconds in this solution)
- Tetra-n-butylammonium fluoride in the presence of dimethylformamide
- Fmoc chloride at Sigma-Aldrich
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