Mono- and di-substituted triazines were appended to the side chain of lysine or ornithine, which was then used in the synthesis of peptides. In this way, environment-sensitive reporter groups can be included in a sequence-specific manner in a peptide. The triazine adducts are stable to standard conditions employed in peptide synthesis. Several model peptides showing the utility of these conjugates were prepared
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