RhCl3 catalyzed the alkylthio exchange reaction of insulin and dithiodiglycolic acid in water under homogeneous conditions. Insulin was rapidly consumed, and mono- and bis-exchanged insulin were formed along with the disulfide exchanged A and B chain. The disulfide bond at the A7/B7 was initially exchanged, which was followed by the A6/A11 and A20/B19 disulfides.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry