Chemoselective Peptide Cyclization and Bicyclization Directly on Unprotected Peptides

Herein, we report a highly chemoselective and operation-simple method directly cyclizing unprotected peptides, in which ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA) is found to react with the lysine/N-terminus and cysteine within one unprotected peptide sequence effectively to form the isoindole-bridged cyclic peptides. This reaction is carried out in the aqueous buffer and features tolerance of diverse functionalities, rapid and clean transformation and operational simplicity.