A water-soluble squaric acid dialkyl diester derivative is presented, which enables one-pot, two-step amine-selective protein conjugation reactions with (functional) amines in water. This reagent not only allows all-aqueous protein modifications, but also tolerates e.g. hydroxyl groups and can also be used for the modification of proteins with water-insoluble amines.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Aug 2013|