Sulfonamide derivatives have been used in pharmaceutics for decades. Here we report a new approach to release sulfonamides efficiently using a bioorthogonal reaction of sulfonyl sydnonimines and dibenzoazacyclooctyne (DIBAC). The second-order rate constant of the cycloaddition reaction can be up to 0.62 M-1 s-1, and the reactants are highly stable under physiological conditions. Most significantly, we also discovered the mutual orthogonality between the sydnonimine-DIBAC and benzonorbornadiene-tetrazine cycloaddition pairs, which can be used for selective and simultaneous liberation of sulfonamide and primary amine drugs.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry