As a commercially available and orthogonally protected amino acid building block, Fmoc-Dab(Mtt)-OH showed abnormally poor coupling efficiency during solid-phase peptide synthesis (SPPS). Herein, we reveal that Fmoc-Dab(Mtt)-OH undergoes rapid lactamization under a series of conditions with various coupling reagents. Although the complete incorporation of Fmoc-Dab(Mtt)-OH can be achieved using a multi-time and preincubation-free protocol with the coupling reagent DEPBT, alternative orthogonally protected building blocks are suggested to be used for avoiding such a costly and tedious procedure.
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