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Type_substrate Report for: Benzyloxycarbonyl

Carboxybenzyl or benzyloxycarbonyl or Cbz or Z (in honor of discoverer Leonidas Zervas) is an amine protecting group in organic chemistry. The protected amine can be deprotected by catalytic hydrogenation or treatment with HBr, yielding a terminal carbamic acid that then readily decarboxylates to yield the free amine. Commonly used for oligopeptide synthesis introduced by Max Bergmann in 1932. Building block for some substrates of enzymes
See also this moiety in type of inhibitors: Benzyloxycarbonyl

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