Knud J. Jensen, Pernille T. Shelton, Søren L. Pedersen
1 Administration, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Københavns Universitet2 Administration, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Københavns Universitet
This chapter provides an introduction to and overview of peptide chemistry with a focus on solid-phase peptide synthesis. The background, the most common reagents, and some mechanisms are presented. This chapter also points to the different chapters and puts them into perspective.