Assessment and use of two silicon carbide multi-well plates for library synthesis and proteolytic digests using microwave heating
The use of two silicon carbide plates is reported for the preparation of three libraries of organic molecules using microwave heating. In addition, a preliminary study has been carried out, showing that one of the plates can also be used in a proteomics setting. Both the 24-position and 48-position plates heated evenly when irradiated with microwave energy. The 48-position plate was used to prepare a library of N-aryl functionalized beta-amino esters via an aza-Michael reaction between anilines and Michael acceptors. The 24-position plate was used to prepare a library of biaryls via a Suzuki coupling methodology and a library of 1,4-dihydropyridines via a Hantzsch synthesis. The 48-position plate was also used to perform the proteolytic digestion of insulin chain B by trypsin.