4-(4-(Prop-2-yn-1-yloxy)benzoyl)benzoic acid is a trifunctional building block for chemical probe synthesis, typically employed for photoaffinity labeling in chemcial biology and medicinal chemistry. It contains a light-activated benzophenone (photoreactive group), terminal alkyne tag (clickable handle), and carboxylic acid synthetic handle (connectivity group). When appended to a ligand or pharmacophore through its acid linker, this probe building block allows for UV light-induced covalent modification of a biological target with potential for downstream applications via the alkyne tag.
Synthesis and evaluation of new thiodigalactoside-based chemical probes to label galectin-3.
Tandem photoaffinity labeling–bioorthogonal conjugation in medicinal chemistry.
A library approach to rapidly discover photoaffinity probes of the mRNA decapping scavenger enzyme DcpS. 
Discovery of tumor-specific irreversible inhibitors of stearoyl CoA desaturase. 
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