The synthesis of racemic andl-(6,7-dimethoxy-4-coumaryl)alanine (Dmca) is described and some spectral and physicochemical properties are reported. The utility of Dmca as a highly sensitive and specific label for the quantitative detection of synthetic peptides in HPLC and in minimal essential media (MEM) is also described.
Bennett, F., Barlow, D. J., Dodoo, A. N. O., Hider, R. C., Lansley, A., Lawrence, J. M., & Marriott, C. (1999). Synthesis and properties of (6,7-dimethoxy-4-coumaryl)alanine: A fluorescent peptide label. Analytical Biochemistry, 270(1), 15-23. https://doi.org/10.1006/abio.1999.4081