Linkers currently used in solid phase synthesis are generally short and hydrophobic, limiting their usefulness in biological systems. Herein, we describe a facile synthesis of a long, hydrophilic, o-nitrobenzyl photocleavable linker, suitable for constructing affinity supports for use in chemical proteomics. The rates of photolysis of the linker on exposure to UV light emitting diodes are reported.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Nov 2005|