N-(4-pentynoyl)-glucosamine tetraacylated (Ac4GlcNAl)
Ac4GlcNAl is an unnatural alkyne-containing monosaccharide building block. The alkyne moiety can be used for modification though chemoselective ligation chemistries including CuAAC or various Pd-catalyzed coupling reactions. The acetyl groups increase solubility in many solvents and make handling of this reagent easier.
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