Synthesis of chiral 1,4-disubstituted-1,2,3-triazole derivatives from amino acids

Molecules. 2009 Dec 9;14(12):5124-43. doi: 10.3390/molecules14125124.


A versatile method for the synthesis of chiral 1,4-disubstituted-1,2,3-triazole derivatives starting from easily accessible naturally occurring D-or L-amino acids as chiral synthons is described. The amino acids were converted into azido alcohols, followed by copper catalyzed [3+2] cycloaddition reactions between the azido alcohols and methyl propiolate and subsequent ester aminolysis with primary and secondary amines furnished the target compounds, which were obtained in excellent yields with no racemization. Docking of selected target compounds shows that the chiral 1,4-disubstituted-1,2,3-triazoles derivatives has the potential of mimicking the binding mode of known purine analogues.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acids / chemistry*
  • Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
  • Chromatography, Thin Layer
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Models, Molecular
  • Stereoisomerism
  • Triazoles / chemical synthesis*
  • Triazoles / chemistry


  • Amino Acids
  • Triazoles