Pictet-Spengler reaction using ion-exchange resin as a catalyst and support for ‘catch and release’ purification

Minoru Izumi, Takeshi Kido, Miyu Murakami, Shuhei Nakajima, A Ganesan

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The Pictet-Spengler reaction between tryptamine and aldehydes was catalyzed by Dowex 50W-X4 acidic ion-exchange resin. The products were obtained from the resin in high purity by ‘catch and release’ without the need for separate chromatographic purification.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-392
Number of pages2
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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