Multifunctional porphyrin–peptide conjugates with different propensities for self-assembly into various supramolecular nanoarchitectures play important roles in advanced materials and biomedical research. However, preparing prefunctionalized core porphyrins by traditional low-yielding statistical synthesis and purifying them after peptide ligation through many rounds of HPLC purification is tedious and unsustainable. Herein, we report a novel integrated solid-phase synthetic protocol for the construction of porphyrin moieties from simple aldehydes and dipyrromethanes on resin-bound peptides directly to form mono-, cis/trans-di-, and trivalent porphyrin–peptide conjugates in a highly efficient and controllable manner; moreover, only single final-stage HPLC purification of the products is needed. This efficient strategy enables the rapid, greener, and substrate-controlled diversity-oriented synthesis of multivalent porphyrin-(long) peptide conjugate libraries for multifarious biological and materials applications.
Scopus Subject Areas
- Fluorescent Peptides
- Multivalent Porphyrin–Peptide Conjugates
- Solid-Phase Peptide Synthesis
- Targeted Bioimaging