Title

Mono-(L)-aspartylchlorin-e6

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

9-1-2007

Abstract

Mono-(l)-aspartylchlorin-e6 (also known as Talaporfin, NPe6, MACE, and most recently LS-11) is a potent sensitizer for photodynamic therapy that is currently undergoing clinical trials. Using a combination of unambiguous partial synthesis from pheophytin-a and methyl pheophorbide-a, NMR spectroscopy, and single crystal X-ray diffraction, the structure of mono-(l)-aspartylchlorin-e6 is definitively shown to be the isomer in which the aspartyl residue is attached at the 152-side chain position. This conclusion is contrary to earlier assumptions, but affirms the conclusions of a study based on NMR spectroscopy; a rationale for the unique formation of the 152-aspartyl derivative is proposed. © 2007 The Authors.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Photochemistry and Photobiology

First Page

1006

Last Page

1015

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