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s-Triazine: A Multidisciplinary and International Journey

Peptide Science Laboratory, School of Chemistry and Physics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041, South Africa
Department of Chemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
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Presented at the 24th International Electronic Conference on Synthetic Organic Chemistry, 15 November–15 December 2020; Available online:
Published: 20 November 2020
2,4,6-Trichloro-1,3,5-triazine (TCT) offers the unique ability to undergo sequential nucleophilic substitution reactions using regular nucleophiles (first Cl replacement at 0 °C, second at RT, and third at >90 °C), making s-triazine a privileged scaffold-finding application in drug development with an extension towards the development of new materials. This selective chemical property of TCT fulfills the goal of chemists to control organic structures and make them react in the required conditions for achieving each objective. In this regard, orthogonality and chemoselectivity are two modern organic chemistry concepts which have been exploited in various areas of research, ranging from supramolecular chemistry to organic/bioconjugation chemistry. We have demonstrated the fusion of these two concepts using TCT as “Orthogonal Chemoselectivity” and defined it as discrimination between reactive sites in any order. The usage of azide as one of the nucleophiles modulated the reactivity of the s-triazine core for the last Cl replacement. This allowed us to overcome the barrier of higher temperature (>90 °C) for the last Cl replacement which happened at RT, taking advantage of side chains of Cys, Tyr and Lys in a biological context. In this presentation, we revise the chemistry developed in our laboratories to manipulate the TCT core for application in our medicinal chemistry programs and in bioconjugation.
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Sharma, A.; Almarhoon, Z.; Sheyi, R.; Alhameed, R.A.; Torre, B.G.d.l.; Albericio, F.; Al-Faham, A. s-Triazine: A Multidisciplinary and International Journey. Chem. Proc. 2021, 3, 53.

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Sharma A, Almarhoon Z, Sheyi R, Alhameed RA, Torre BGdl, Albericio F, Al-Faham A. s-Triazine: A Multidisciplinary and International Journey. Chemistry Proceedings. 2021; 3(1):53.

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Sharma, Anamika, Zainab Almarhoon, Rotimi Sheyi, Rakia Abd Alhameed, Beatriz G. de la Torre, Fernando Albericio, and Ayman Al-Faham. 2021. "s-Triazine: A Multidisciplinary and International Journey" Chemistry Proceedings 3, no. 1: 53.

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