Synthesis, Characterization and Chlorination of 4-(Pentyloxy)-7-(prop-2-yn-1-yloxy)pteridin-2-amine
A new alkyne functionalized pterin derivative was synthesized through a reaction of 7-chloropterin with propargyl alcohol in the presence of sodium hydride. The purity and chemical structure of the compound was validated by NMR ( 1 H, 13 C) spectroscopy, Mass (APCI source) spectrometry, elemental analysis, and X-ray crystallography. The title compound may be further functionalized by exploiting the yne moiety, for instance, using click chemistry. The novel pterin derivative, most notably, in contrast to typical pterin behavior, is now soluble or even well soluble in almost any solvent except water.