(Chlorosulfonyl)benzenesulfonyl Fluorides-Versatile Building Blocks for Combinatorial Chemistry: Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of a Covalent Inhibitor Library
ACS Comb. Sci. 2018, 20 (11), 672-680
Multigram synthesis of (chlorosulfonyl)benzenesulfonyl fluorides is described. Selective modification of these building blocks at the sulfonyl chloride function under parallel synthesis conditions is achieved. It is shown that the reaction scope includes the use of (hetero)aromatic and electron-poor aliphatic amines (e.g., amino nitriles). Utility of the method is demonstrated by preparation of the sulfonyl fluoride library for potential use as covalent fragments, which is demonstrated by a combination of in silico and in vitro screening against trypsin as a model enzyme. As a result, several inhibitors were identified with activity on par with that of the known inhibitor.