Sample records for ammonia synthesis reaction

  1. Using aqueous ammonia in hydroaminomethylation reactions: ruthenium-catalyzed synthesis of tertiary amines.

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    Wu, Lipeng; Fleischer, Ivana; Zhang, Min; Liu, Qiang; Franke, Robert; Jackstell, Ralf; Beller, Matthias

    2014-12-01

    The direct synthesis of tertiary amines from ammonia and olefins is presented. Using a combination of Ru3 (CO)12 and 2-phosphino-substituted imidazole ligand as catalyst system allows for hydroaminomethylation reactions of bulk aliphatic and functionalized olefins. Tertiary amines are obtained in an atom-efficient domino process in moderate to good isolated yields (45-76%) with excellent regioselectivities (n/iso up to 99:1). PMID:25223274

  2. Glow Discharge Enhanced Chemical Reaction: Application in Ammonia Synthesis and Hydrocarbon Gas Cleanup

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    Ming, Pingjia

    2014-06-05

    Two different plasma enhanced processing technologies were investigated in this study: ammonia synthesis from steam and nitrogen, and hydrocarbon gas clean up. Ammonia is a common sanitizer in swimming pool and fish tank, changing the p...

  3. Sugar-Driven Prebiotic Synthesis of Ammonia from Nitrite

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    Weber, Arthur L.

    2010-03-01

    Reaction of 3-5 carbon sugars, glycolaldehyde, and ?-ketoaldehydes with nitrite under mild anaerobic aqueous conditions yielded ammonia, an essential substrate for the synthesis of nitrogen-containing molecules during abiogenesis. Under the same conditions, ammonia synthesis was not driven by formaldehyde, glyoxylate, 2-deoxyribose, and glucose, a result indicating that the reduction process requires an organic reductant containing either an accessible ?-hydroxycarbonyl group or an ?-dicarbonyl group. Small amounts of aqueous Fe+3 catalyzed the sugar-driven synthesis of ammonia. The glyceraldehyde concentration dependence of ammonia synthesis, and control studies of ammonia’s reaction with glyceraldehyde, indicated that ammonia formation is accompanied by incorporation of part of the synthesized ammonia into sugar-derived organic products. The ability of sugars to drive the synthesis of ammonia is considered important to abiogenesis because it provides a way to generate photochemically unstable ammonia at sites of sugar-based origin-of-life processes from nitrite, a plausible prebiotic nitrogen species.

  4. Catalytic Organometallic Reactions of Ammonia

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    Klinkenberg, Jessica L.

    2012-01-01

    Until recently, ammonia had rarely succumbed to catalytic transformations with homogeneous catalysts, and the development of such reactions that are selective for the formation of single products under mild conditions has encountered numerous challenges. However, recently developed catalysts have allowed several classes of reactions to create products with nitrogen-containing functional groups from ammonia. These reactions include hydroaminomethylation, reductive amination, alkylation, allylic substitution, hydroamination, and cross-coupling. This Minireview describes examples of these processes and the factors that control catalyst activity and selectivity. PMID:20857466

  5. Sugar-driven prebiotic synthesis of ammonia from nitrite.

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    Weber, Arthur L

    2010-06-01

    Reaction of 3-5 carbon sugars, glycolaldehyde, and alpha-ketoaldehydes with nitrite under mild anaerobic aqueous conditions yielded ammonia, an essential substrate for the synthesis of nitrogen-containing molecules during abiogenesis. Under the same conditions, ammonia synthesis was not driven by formaldehyde, glyoxylate, 2-deoxyribose, and glucose, a result indicating that the reduction process requires an organic reductant containing either an accessible alpha-hydroxycarbonyl group or an alpha-dicarbonyl group. Small amounts of aqueous Fe(+3) catalyzed the sugar-driven synthesis of ammonia. The glyceraldehyde concentration dependence of ammonia synthesis, and control studies of ammonia's reaction with glyceraldehyde, indicated that ammonia formation is accompanied by incorporation of part of the synthesized ammonia into sugar-derived organic products. The ability of sugars to drive the synthesis of ammonia is considered important to abiogenesis because it provides a way to generate photochemically unstable ammonia at sites of sugar-based origin-of-life processes from nitrite, a plausible prebiotic nitrogen species. PMID:20213158

  6. Ammonia synthesis using magnetic induction method (MIM)

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    Puspitasari, P.; Razak, J. Abd; Yahya, N.

    2012-09-01

    The most challenging issues for ammonia synthesis is to get the high yield. New approach of ammonia synthesis by using Magnetic Induction Method (MIM) and the Helmholtz Coils has been proposed. The ammonia detection was done by using Kjeldahl Method and FTIR. The system was designed by using Autocad software. The magnetic field of MIM was vary from 100mT-200mT and the magnetic field for the Helmholtz coils was 14mT. The FTIR result shows that ammonia has been successfully formed at stretching peaks 1097,1119,1162,1236, 1377, and 1464 cm-1. UV-VIS result shows the ammonia bond at 195nm of wavelength. The ammonia yield was increase to 244.72?mole/g.h by using the MIM and six pairs of Helmholtz coils. Therefore this new method will be a new promising method to achieve the high yield ammonia at ambient condition (at 25?C and 1atm), under the Magnetic Induction Method (MIM).

  7. Ammonia, oxidation leaching of chalcopyrite —reaction kinetics

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    L. W. Beckstead; J. D. Miller

    1977-01-01

    The reaction for the ammonia, oxidation leaching of chalcopyrite, CuFeS2 + 4NH3 + 17\\/4 O2 + 2 OH- ? Cu(NH3)+2\\u000a 42 + l\\/2Fe2O3 + 2 SO4 + H2O was studied using monosize particles in an intensely stirred reactor under moderate pressures to determine the important\\u000a chemical factors which govern the kinetic response of the system. The reaction kinetics were studied

  8. The Sugar Model: Autocatalytic Activity of the Triose-Ammonia Reaction

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    Weber, Arthur L.

    2006-01-01

    Reaction of triose sugars with ammonia under anaerobic conditions yielded autocatalytic products. The autocatalytic behavior of the products was examined by measuring the effect of the crude triose-ammonia reaction product on the kinetics of a second identical triose-ammonia reaction. The reaction product showed autocatalytic activity by increasing both the rate of disappearance of triose and the rate formation of pyruvaldehyde, the product of triose dehydration. This synthetic process is considered a reasonable model of origin-of-life chemistry because it uses plausible prebiotic substrates, and resembles modern biosynthesis by employing the energized carbon groups of sugars to drive the synthesis of autocatalytic molecules.

  9. Prebiotic Amino Acid Thioester Synthesis: Thiol-Dependent Amino Acid Synthesis from Formose Substrates (Formaldehyde and Glycolaldehyde) and Ammonia

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    Weber, Arthur L.

    1998-06-01

    Formaldehyde and glycolaldehyde (substrates of the formose autocatalytic cycle) were shown to react with ammonia yielding alanine and homoserine under mild aqueous conditions in the presence of thiol catalysts. Since similar reactions carried out without ammonia yielded ?-hydroxy acid thioesters (Weber, 1984a, b), the thiol-dependent synthesis of alanine and homoserine is presumed to occur via amino acid thioesters - intermediates capable of forming peptides (Weber and Orgel 1979). A pH 5.2 solution of 20 mM formaldehyde, 20 mM glycolaldehyde, 20 mM ammonium chloride, 23 mM 3-mercaptopropionic acid, and 23 mM acetic acid that reacted for 35 days at 40°C yielded (based on initial formaldehyde) 1.8% alanine and 0.08% homoserine. In the absence of thiol catalyst, the synthesis of alanine and homoserine was negligible. Alanine synthesis required both formaldehyde and glycolaldehyde, but homoserine synthesis required only glycolaldehyde. At 25 days the efficiency of alanine synthesis calculated from the ratio of alanine synthesized to formaldehyde reacted was 2.1%, and the yield (based on initial formaldehyde) of triose and tetrose intermediates involved in alanine and homoserine synthesis was 0.3 and 2.1%, respectively. Alanine synthesis was also seen in similar reactions containing only 10 mM each of aldehyde substrates, ammonia, and thiol. The prebiotic significance of these reactions that use the formose reaction to generate sugar intermediates that are converted to reactive amino acid thioesters is discussed.

  10. Electride support boosts nitrogen dissociation over ruthenium catalyst and shifts the bottleneck in ammonia synthesis

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    Kitano, Masaaki; Kanbara, Shinji; Inoue, Yasunori; Kuganathan, Navaratnarajah; Sushko, Peter V.; Yokoyama, Toshiharu; Hara, Michikazu; Hosono, Hideo

    2015-01-01

    Novel approaches to efficient ammonia synthesis at an ambient pressure are actively sought out so as to reduce the cost of ammonia production and to allow for compact production facilities. It is accepted that the key is the development of a high-performance catalyst that significantly enhances dissociation of the nitrogen–nitrogen triple bond, which is generally considered a rate-determining step. Here we examine kinetics of nitrogen and hydrogen isotope exchange and hydrogen adsorption/desorption reactions for a recently discovered efficient catalyst for ammonia synthesis—ruthenium-loaded 12CaO·7Al2O3 electride (Ru/C12A7:e?)—and find that the rate controlling step of ammonia synthesis over Ru/C12A7:e? is not dissociation of the nitrogen–nitrogen triple bond but the subsequent formation of N–Hn species. A mechanism of ammonia synthesis involving reversible storage and release of hydrogen atoms on the Ru/C12A7:e? surface is proposed on the basis of observed hydrogen absorption/desorption kinetics. PMID:25816758

  11. Electride support boosts nitrogen dissociation over ruthenium catalyst and shifts the bottleneck in ammonia synthesis.

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    Kitano, Masaaki; Kanbara, Shinji; Inoue, Yasunori; Kuganathan, Navaratnarajah; Sushko, Peter V; Yokoyama, Toshiharu; Hara, Michikazu; Hosono, Hideo

    2015-01-01

    Novel approaches to efficient ammonia synthesis at an ambient pressure are actively sought out so as to reduce the cost of ammonia production and to allow for compact production facilities. It is accepted that the key is the development of a high-performance catalyst that significantly enhances dissociation of the nitrogen-nitrogen triple bond, which is generally considered a rate-determining step. Here we examine kinetics of nitrogen and hydrogen isotope exchange and hydrogen adsorption/desorption reactions for a recently discovered efficient catalyst for ammonia synthesis-ruthenium-loaded 12CaO·7Al2O3 electride (Ru/C12A7:e(-))-and find that the rate controlling step of ammonia synthesis over Ru/C12A7:e(-) is not dissociation of the nitrogen-nitrogen triple bond but the subsequent formation of N-Hn species. A mechanism of ammonia synthesis involving reversible storage and release of hydrogen atoms on the Ru/C12A7:e(-) surface is proposed on the basis of observed hydrogen absorption/desorption kinetics. PMID:25816758

  12. Process for synthesis of ammonia borane for bulk hydrogen storage

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    Autrey, S Thomas [West Richland, WA; Heldebrant, David J [Richland, WA; Linehan, John C [Richland, WA; Karkamkar, Abhijeet J [Richland, WA; Zheng, Feng [Richland, WA

    2011-03-01

    The present invention discloses new methods for synthesizing ammonia borane (NH.sub.3BH.sub.3, or AB). Ammonium borohydride (NH.sub.4BH.sub.4) is formed from the reaction of borohydride salts and ammonium salts in liquid ammonia. Ammonium borohydride is decomposed in an ether-based solvent that yields AB at a near quantitative yield. The AB product shows promise as a chemical hydrogen storage material for fuel cell powered applications.

  13. Tungsten nanoparticles from liquid-ammonia-based synthesis.

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    Schöttle, Christian; Bockstaller, Pascal; Gerthsen, Dagmar; Feldmann, Claus

    2014-05-01

    Tungsten nanoparticles were obtained from liquid-ammonia-based synthesis via reduction of WCl6 with dissolved sodium. The W(0) nanoparticles exhibit a diameter of 1-2 nm and can be dispersed in alkanes, showing a grayish-orange color due to red-shifted plasmon resonance absorption. PMID:24643208

  14. Sources and sinks for ammonia and nitrite on the early Earth and the reaction of nitrite with ammonia

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    Summers, D. P.

    1999-01-01

    An analysis of sources and sinks for ammonia and nitrite on the early Earth was conducted. Rates of formation and destruction, and steady state concentrations of both species were determined by steady state kinetics. The importance of the reaction of nitrite with ammonia on the feasibility of ammonia formation from nitrite was evaluated. The analysis considered conditions such as temperature, ferrous iron concentration, and pH. For sinks we considered the reduction of nitrite to ammonia, reaction between nitrite and ammonia, photochemical destruction of both species, and destruction at hydrothermal vents. Under most environmental conditions, the primary sink for nitrite is reduction to ammonia. The reaction between ammonia and nitrite is not an important sink for either nitrite or ammonia. Destruction at hydrothermal vents is important at acidic pH's and at low ferrous iron concentrations. Photochemical destruction, even in a worst case scenario, is unimportant under many conditions except possibly under acidic, low iron concentration, or low temperature conditions. The primary sink for ammonia is photochemical destruction in the atmosphere. Under acidic conditions, more of the ammonia is tied up as ammonium (reducing its vapor pressure and keeping it in solution) and hydrothermal destruction becomes more important.

  15. The Sugar Model: Autocatalytic Activity of the Triose–Ammonia Reaction

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    Arthur L. Weber

    2007-01-01

    Reaction of triose sugars with ammonia under anaerobic conditions yielded autocatalytic products. The autocatalytic behavior\\u000a of the products was examined by measuring the effect of the crude triose–ammonia reaction product on the kinetics of a second\\u000a identical triose–ammonia reaction. The reaction product showed autocatalytic activity by increasing both the rate of disappearance\\u000a of triose and the rate of formation of

  16. Synthesis of ammonia directly from air and water at ambient temperature and pressure

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    Lan, Rong; Irvine, John T. S.; Tao, Shanwen

    2013-01-01

    The N?N bond (225?kcal mol?1) in dinitrogen is one of the strongest bonds in chemistry therefore artificial synthesis of ammonia under mild conditions is a significant challenge. Based on current knowledge, only bacteria and some plants can synthesise ammonia from air and water at ambient temperature and pressure. Here, for the first time, we report artificial ammonia synthesis bypassing N2 separation and H2 production stages. A maximum ammonia production rate of 1.14 × 10?5?mol m?2 s?1 has been achieved when a voltage of 1.6?V was applied. Potentially this can provide an alternative route for the mass production of the basic chemical ammonia under mild conditions. Considering climate change and the depletion of fossil fuels used for synthesis of ammonia by conventional methods, this is a renewable and sustainable chemical synthesis process for future. PMID:23362454

  17. Ammonia synthesis using a stable electride as an electron donor and reversible hydrogen store.

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    Kitano, Masaaki; Inoue, Yasunori; Yamazaki, Youhei; Hayashi, Fumitaka; Kanbara, Shinji; Matsuishi, Satoru; Yokoyama, Toshiharu; Kim, Sung-Wng; Hara, Michikazu; Hosono, Hideo

    2012-11-01

    Industrially, the artificial fixation of atmospheric nitrogen to ammonia is carried out using the Haber-Bosch process, but this process requires high temperatures and pressures, and consumes more than 1% of the world's power production. Therefore the search is on for a more environmentally benign process that occurs under milder conditions. Here, we report that a Ru-loaded electride [Ca(24)Al(28)O(64)](4+)(e(-))(4) (Ru/C12A7:e(-)), which has high electron-donating power and chemical stability, works as an efficient catalyst for ammonia synthesis. Highly efficient ammonia synthesis is achieved with a catalytic activity that is an order of magnitude greater than those of other previously reported Ru-loaded catalysts and with almost half the reaction activation energy. Kinetic analysis with infrared spectroscopy reveals that C12A7:e(-) markedly enhances N(2) dissociation on Ru by the back donation of electrons and that the poisoning of ruthenium surfaces by hydrogen adatoms can be suppressed effectively because of the ability of C12A7:e(-) to store hydrogen reversibly. PMID:23089869

  18. Ammonia synthesis using a stable electride as an electron donor and reversible hydrogen store

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    Kitano, Masaaki; Inoue, Yasunori; Yamazaki, Youhei; Hayashi, Fumitaka; Kanbara, Shinji; Matsuishi, Satoru; Yokoyama, Toshiharu; Kim, Sung-Wng; Hara, Michikazu; Hosono, Hideo

    2012-11-01

    Industrially, the artificial fixation of atmospheric nitrogen to ammonia is carried out using the Haber-Bosch process, but this process requires high temperatures and pressures, and consumes more than 1% of the world's power production. Therefore the search is on for a more environmentally benign process that occurs under milder conditions. Here, we report that a Ru-loaded electride [Ca24Al28O64]4+(e-)4 (Ru/C12A7:e-), which has high electron-donating power and chemical stability, works as an efficient catalyst for ammonia synthesis. Highly efficient ammonia synthesis is achieved with a catalytic activity that is an order of magnitude greater than those of other previously reported Ru-loaded catalysts and with almost half the reaction activation energy. Kinetic analysis with infrared spectroscopy reveals that C12A7:e- markedly enhances N2 dissociation on Ru by the back donation of electrons and that the poisoning of ruthenium surfaces by hydrogen adatoms can be suppressed effectively because of the ability of C12A7:e- to store hydrogen reversibly.

  19. AMMONIA

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    This document summarizes the available information on ammonia as it relates to its effects on man and his environment. Ammonia is a ubiquitous substance and is known widely as a household cleaning agent and as a fertilizer. It plays an important role in the nitrogen cycle--in the...

  20. Reaction synthesis of intermetallics

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    Deevi, S.C.; Sikka, V.K.

    1994-12-31

    Exothermicity associated with the synthesis of aluminides was utilized to obtain nickel, iron, and cobalt aluminides. Combustion synthesis, extrusion, and hot pressing were utilized to obtain intermetallics and their composites. Extrusion conditions, reduction ratios, and hot-pressing conditions of the intermetallics and their composites are discussed.

  1. ECUT energy data reference series: ammonia synthesis energy-use and capital stock information

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    Young, J.K.; Johnson, D.R.

    1984-07-01

    Energy requirements for ammonia synthesis totaled 0.55 quadrillion Btu of natural gas in 1980 and 28,500 MMBtu (8.3 x 10/sup 6/ kWh) of electricity. Efficiencies ranged from 0.72 to 0.8 for natural gas and 0.65 for electricity. Ammonia production in 1980 is estimated at 21 million tones. In the year 2000, U.S. ammonia production is estimated to be between 27 to 34 million tones with 19 to 31 million tons being produced using natural gas. A most likely value of 25 million tons of ammonia from natural gas feedstock is projected. As much as 20% of the energy from natural gas fuel could be saved if a more active catalyst could be developed that would reduce the operating pressure of ammonia synthesis to 1 atm.

  2. Liquid composition having ammonia borane and decomposing to form hydrogen and liquid reaction product

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    Davis, Benjamin L; Rekken, Brian D

    2014-04-01

    Liquid compositions of ammonia borane and a suitably chosen amine borane material were prepared and subjected to conditions suitable for their thermal decomposition in a closed system that resulted in hydrogen and a liquid reaction product.

  3. Photoinduced catalytic synthesis of biologically important metabolites from formaldehyde and ammonia under plausible "prebiotic" conditions

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    Delidovich, I. V.; Taran, O. P.; Simonov, A. N.; Matvienko, L. G.; Parmon, V. N.

    2011-08-01

    The article analyzes new and previously reported data on several catalytic and photochemical processes yielding biologically important molecules. UV-irradiation of formaldehyde aqueous solution yields acetaldehyde, glyoxal, glycolaldehyde and glyceraldehyde, which can serve as precursors of more complex biochemically relevant compounds. Photolysis of aqueous solution of acetaldehyde and ammonium nitrate results in formation of alanine and pyruvic acid. Dehydration of glyceraldehyde catalyzed by zeolite HZSM-5-17 yields pyruvaldehyde. Monosaccharides are formed in the course of the phosphate-catalyzed aldol condensation reactions of glycolaldehyde, glyceraldehyde and formaldehyde. The possibility of the direct synthesis of tetroses, keto- and aldo-pentoses from pure formaldehyde due to the combination of the photochemical production of glycolahyde and phosphate-catalyzed carbohydrate chain growth is demonstrated. Erythrulose and 3-pentulose are the main products of such combined synthesis with selectivity up to 10%. Biologically relevant aldotetroses, aldo- and ketopentoses are more resistant to the photochemical destruction owing to the stabilization in hemiacetal cyclic forms. They are formed as products of isomerization of erythrulose and 3-pentulose. The conjugation of the concerned reactions results in a plausible route to the formation of sugars, amino and organic acids from formaldehyde and ammonia under presumed 'prebiotic' conditions.

  4. Enhancement of Hsp70 synthesis protects common carp, Cyprinus carpio L., against lethal ammonia toxicity.

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    Sung, Y Y; Roberts, R J; Bossier, P

    2012-08-01

    Exposure to TEX-OE®, a patented extract of the prickly pear cactus (Opuntia ficus indica) containing chaperone-stimulating factor, was shown to protect common carp, Cyprinus carpio L., fingerlings against acute ammonia stress. Survival was enhanced twofold from 50% to 95% after exposure to 5.92?mg?L(-1) NH(3) , a level determined in the ammonia challenge bioassay as the 1-h LD50 concentration for this species. Survival of TEX-OE®-pre-exposed fish was enhanced by 20% over non-exposed controls during lethal ammonia challenge (14.21?mg?L(-1) ?NH(3) ). Increase in the levels of gill and muscle Hsp70 was evident in TEX-OE®-pre-exposed fish but not in the unexposed controls, indicating that application of TEX-OE® accelerated carp endogenous Hsp70 synthesis during ammonia perturbation. Protection against ammonia was correlated with Hsp70 accretion. PMID:22724455

  5. Microwave-assisted synthesis of MgO–CNTs supported ruthenium catalysts for ammonia synthesis

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    Qing-Chi Xu; Jing-Dong Lin; Jun Li; Xian-Zhu Fu; Ying Liang; Dai-Wei Liao

    2007-01-01

    Small and uniform ruthenium nanoparticles (1.3–2.0nm) supported on the mixture of MgO and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were prepared by microwave irradiation and the promoted Ru\\/MgO–CNTs (K–Ru\\/MgO–CNTs-a) exhibited high activity for ammonia synthesis. The results show that the highest activity of the K–Ru\\/MgO–CNTs-a catalyst is 5631?molh-1g-cat-1 under 0.20MPa at 683K. The activity is 2.2 times as active as that of K–Ru\\/MgO–CNTs-b

  6. Reactions of rhenium carbonyl halides in an atmosphere of ionized ammonia

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    V. A. Bogdanov; Yu. I. Savel'ev; R. N. Shchelokov

    1987-01-01

    1.The ionization of Re(CO)5X in mixture of vapors of Re(CO)5X+ complexes (X=Cl, Br, I) with ammonia proceeds by charge transfer with NH3+ ions at ammonia pressures of ~0.1 torr.2.Information was obtained on the mechanism of the ion-molecule reactions of rhenium carbonyl halide ions using a formal kinetic analysis of high-pressure mass spectrometric method.3.The formation of ammonia-containing ions proceeds by substitution

  7. Control of Nitrogen Dioxide in Stack Emission by Reaction with Ammonia

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    Metzler, A. J.; Stevenson, E. F.

    1970-01-01

    The development of an acid base gas-phase reaction system which utilizes anhydrous ammonia as the reactant to remove nitrogen dioxide from hydrazine-nitrogen tetroxide rocket combustion exhaust is reported. This reaction reduced NO2 levels in exhaust emissions so that the resulting stack emission is completely white instead of the earlier observed typical reddish-brown coloration. Preliminary analyses indicate the importance of reaction time and ammonia concentration on removal efficiency and elimination of the health hazard to individuals with respiratory problems.

  8. Carboxymethylguargum-silver nanocomposite: green synthesis, characterization and an optical sensor for ammonia detection

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    Pal Gupta, Anek; Verma, Devendra Kumar

    2014-09-01

    This work describes the preparation of new carboxymethyl guar gum-silver nanocomposite (CMGG/Ag NC) by green synthesis method. For this carboxymethyl guar gum was used as a reducing agent as well as stabilizer. The silver nanoparticles obtained were characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), UV–vis spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and energy dispersive x-ray analysis (EDX). The average size of the silver nanoparticles was found of ˜6 nm. Thus, the obtained CMGG/AgNPs NC was examined for optical sensing property for detection of ammonia in aqueous medium. The response time and the detection limit of ammonia in aqueous solution were detected at room temperature. It was concluded that in the future, at this room temperature optical ammonia sensor may be used for medical diagnosis and clinically for detecting low ammonia level (up to 1 ppm) in biological samples for various biomedical applications.

  9. Reaction synthesis of heat-resistant materials

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    Deevi, S.C.; Sikka, V.K. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1995-12-31

    Exothermicity associated with the synthesis of aluminides can be utilized to obtain aluminides of transition metals. Combustion synthesis, extrusion, and hot pressing were utilized to obtain dense intermetallics and their composites. Composites were analyzed by X-ray diffraction and microscopy techniques, and tensile properties were measured on button-head and sheet specimens of intermetallics and their composites. Mechanical properties of intermetallics obtained by reaction synthesis and densification compare well with conventionally processed materials. Reaction-synthesis principles were also extended to weld overlays. Possible approaches to obtaining dense products by reaction synthesis and densification are summarized in a schematic illustration.

  10. Reaction synthesis of heat-resistant materials

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    Deevi, S.C.; Sikka, V.K.

    1995-12-31

    Exothermicity associated with the synthesis of aluminides can be utilized to obtain aluminides of transition metals. Combustion synthesis, extrusion, and hot pressing were utilized to obtain dense intermetallics and their composites. Composites were analyzed by X- ray diffraction and microscopy techniques, and tensile properties were measured on button-head and sheet specimens of intermetallics and their composites. Mechanical properties of intermetallics obtained by reaction synthesis and densification compare well with conventionally processed materials. Reaction-synthesis principles were also extended to weld overlays. Possible approaches to obtaining dense products by reaction synthesis and densification are summarized in a schematic illustration. 19 refs., 14 figs., 3 tabs.

  11. Studies on the use of supercritical ammonia for ceramic nitride synthesis and fabrication

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    Cornell, Linda; Lin, Y. C.; Philipp, Warren H.

    1990-01-01

    The extractability of ammonia halides (including ammonium thiocyanate) formed as byproducts from the synthesis of Si(NH)2 via ammonolysis of the corresponding silicon tetrahalides using supercritical NH3 as the extraction medium was investigated. It was found that the NH4SCN byproduct of ammonolysis of Si(SCN)4 can be almost completely extracted from the insoluble Si(NH)2 forming a promising system for the synthesis of pure Si(NH)2, one of the best precursors for Si3N4. In addition it was found that Si3N4, AlN, BN, and Si(NH)2 are insoluble in SC ammonia. Also discussed are design considerations for a supercritical ammonia extraction unit.

  12. Photochemical synthesis of organic compounds on Jupiter initiated by the photolysis of ammonia

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    Ferris, J. P.; Nakagawa, C.; Chen, C. T.

    1977-01-01

    The photolysis of ammonia in the presence of certain concentrations of hydrogen, helium, and methane was studied at ambient temperatures and at 115 K. The ratio of reacting methane to photolyzed ammonia varies with concentrations and temperature. Reaction products include almost equal amounts of HCN, ethane, and propane accompanied by lesser amounts of hydrazine, n-butane, n-butane isomers, and pentane isomers. Free radical pathways participating in the reactions are discussed. The components of the starting mixture were chosen because they are believed to be present in the upper atmosphere of Jupiter, and the results are examined with reference to the Jovian atmosphere.

  13. AMINO ACID SYNTHESIS IN PHOTO-SYNTHESIZING SPINACH CELLS. EFFECTS OF AMMONIA ON POOL SIZES AND RATES OF LABELING FROM {sup 14}CO{sub 2}

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    Larsen, Peder Olesen; Cornwell, Karen L.; Gee, Sherry L.; Bassham, James A.

    1980-10-01

    Isolated cells from leaves of Spinacea oleracea have been maintained in a state capable of high rates of photosynthetic CO{sub 2} fixation for more than 60 h. The incorporation of {sup 14}CO{sub 2} under saturating CO{sub 2} conditions into carbohydrates, carboxylic acids, and amino acids, and the effect of ammonia on this incorporation have been studied. Total incorporation, specific radioactivity and pool size have been determined as a function of time for most of the protein amino acids and for {gamma}-aminobutyric acid. the measurements of specific activities and of the approaches to {sup 14}C "saturation" of some amino acids indicate the presence and relative sizes of metabolically active and passive pools of these amino acids. Added ammonia decreased carbon fixation into carbohydrates and increased fixation into carboxylic acids and amino acids. Different amino acids were, however, affected in different and highly specific ways. Ammonia caused large stimulatory effects in incorporation of {sup 14}C into glutamine (a factor of 16), No effect or slight decreases were seen in glycine, serine, phenylalanine, and tyrosine labeling, In.the case of glutamate, {sup 14}C-labeling decreased, but specific activity increased. The production of labeled {gamma}-aminobutyric acid was virtually stopped by ammonia. The results indicate that added ammonia stimulates the reactions mediated by pyruvate kinase and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase, as seen with other plant systems. The data on the effects of added ammonia on total labeling, pool sizes, and specific activities of several amino acids provides a number of indications about the intracellular sites of principal synthesis from carbon skeletons of these amino acids and the selective nature of effects of increased intracellular ammonia concentration on such synthesis.

  14. The formation of amino acid precursors in the reaction of atomic carbon with water and ammonia at 77 K

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    Daniel W. McPherson; Kazi Rahman; Iris Martinez; Philip B. Shevlin

    1987-01-01

    When atomic carbon is condensed on a surface at 77 K containing ammonia and water, glycine, N-methylglycine, alanine, beta-alanine, aspartic acid and serine are generated. It is postulated that these reactions may mimic those which occur when an extraterrestrial carbon atom condenses on a frozen surface coated with water and ammonia and may provide a route to extraterrestrial amino acids.

  15. Experimental and theoretical studies of ammonia generation: Reactions of H2 with neutral cobalt nitride clusters.

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    Yin, Shi; Xie, Yan; Bernstein, Elliot R

    2012-09-28

    Ammonia generation through reaction of H(2) with neutral cobalt nitride clusters in a fast flow reactor is investigated both experimentally and theoretically. Single photon ionization at 193 nm is used to detect neutral cluster distributions through time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Co(m)N(n) clusters are generated through laser ablation of Co foil into N(2)/He expansion gas. Mass peaks Co(m)NH(2) (m = 6, 10) and Co(m)NH(3) (m = 7, 8, 9) are observed for reactions of H(2) with the Co(m)N(n) clusters. Observation of these products indicates that clusters Co(m)N (m = 7, 8, 9) have high reactivity with H(2) for ammonia generation. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations are performed to explore the potential energy surface for the reaction Co(7)N + 3?2H(2) ? Co(7)NH(3), and a barrierless, thermodynamically favorable pathway is obtained. An odd number of hydrogen atoms in Co(m)NH(3) (m = 7, 8, 9) probably come from the hydrogen molecule dissociation on two active cobalt nitride clusters based on the DFT calculations. Both experimental observations and theoretical calculations suggest that hydrogen dissociation on two active cobalt nitride clusters is the key step to form NH(3) in a gas phase reaction. A catalytic cycle for ammonia generation from N(2) and H(2) on a cobalt metal catalyst surface is proposed based on our experimental and theoretical investigations. PMID:23020328

  16. GaN CVD Reactions: Hydrogen and Ammonia Decomposition and the Desorption of Gallium

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    Bartram, Michael E.; Creighton, J. Randall

    1999-05-26

    Isotopic labeling experiments have revealed correlations between hydrogen reactions, Ga desorption, and ammonia decomposition in GaN CVD. Low energy electron diffraction (LEED) and temperature programmed desorption (TPD) were used to demonstrate that hydrogen atoms are available on the surface for reaction after exposing GaN(0001) to deuterium at elevated temperatures. Hydrogen reactions also lowered the temperature for Ga desorption significantly. Ammonia did not decompose on the surface before hydrogen exposure. However, after hydrogen reactions altered the surface, N15H3 did undergo both reversible and irreversible decomposition. This also resulted in the desorption of N2 of mixed isotopes below the onset of GaN sublimation, This suggests that the driving force of the high nitrogen-nitrogen bond strength (226 kcal/mol) can lead to the removal of nitrogen from the substrate when the surface is nitrogen rich. Overall, these findings indicate that hydrogen can influence G-aN CVD significantly, being a common factor in the reactivity of the surface, the desorption of Ga, and the decomposition of ammonia.

  17. The reaction of monochloramine and hydroxylamine: implications for ammonia?oxidizing bacteria in chloraminated drinking water

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    Drinking water chloramine use may promote ammonia?oxidizing bacteria (AOB) growth because of naturally occurring ammonia, residual ammonia remaining from chloramine formation, and ammonia released from chloramine decay and demand. A rapid chloramine residual loss is often associa...

  18. Engineering methylaspartate ammonia lyase for the asymmetric synthesis of unnatural amino acids

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    Raj, Hans; Szyma?ski, Wiktor; de Villiers, Jandré; Rozeboom, Henriëtte J.; Veetil, Vinod Puthan; Reis, Carlos R.; de Villiers, Marianne; Dekker, Frank J.; de Wildeman, Stefaan; Quax, Wim J.; Thunnissen, Andy-Mark W. H.; Feringa, Ben L.; Janssen, Dick B.; Poelarends, Gerrit J.

    2012-06-01

    The redesign of enzymes to produce catalysts for a predefined transformation remains a major challenge in protein engineering. Here, we describe the structure-based engineering of methylaspartate ammonia lyase (which in nature catalyses the conversion of 3-methylaspartate to ammonia and 2-methylfumarate) to accept a variety of substituted amines and fumarates and catalyse the asymmetric synthesis of aspartic acid derivatives. We obtained two single-active-site mutants, one exhibiting a wide nucleophile scope including structurally diverse linear and cyclic alkylamines and one with broad electrophile scope including fumarate derivatives with alkyl, aryl, alkoxy, aryloxy, alkylthio and arylthio substituents at the C2 position. Both mutants have an enlarged active site that accommodates the new substrates while retaining the high stereo- and regioselectivity of the wild-type enzyme. As an example, we demonstrate a highly enantio- and diastereoselective synthesis of threo-3-benzyloxyaspartate (an important inhibitor of neuronal excitatory glutamate transporters in the brain).

  19. Carbon-supported cobalt catalyst for ammonia synthesis: Effect of preparation procedure

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    Wioletta Raróg-Pilecka; El?bieta Mi?kiewicz; Marcin Matyszek; Zbigniew Kaszkur; Leszek K?pi?ski; Zbigniew Kowalczyk

    2006-01-01

    Supported cobalt catalysts were synthesised, characterised (by H2 TPD, XRD, TEM), and tested in ammonia synthesis at 9.0 MPa (400–470?°C; H2:N2=3:1). Partly graphitised carbon of high surface area (840 m2\\/g), cobalt nitrate, and barium nitrate were used as a support, a precursor of the active phase, and a promoter precursor, respectively. Both cobalt dispersion in the Ba-doped catalyst and, to

  20. Effect of ruthenium precursor on hydrogen-treated active carbon supported ruthenium catalysts for ammonia synthesis

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    Zhi-hua Zhong; Ken-ichi Aika

    1998-01-01

    Active carbon (A.C.), after treatment at 1123 K with hydrogen for more than 24 h, was found to be very effective as a support for ruthenium catalysis in ammonia synthesis. The activity of barium promoted Ru catalysts supported on this treated A.C. is affected remarkably by the Ru precursor. Ru3(CO)12 was found previously to be the most effective Ru precursor

  1. Ammonia gas transport and reactions in unsaturated sediments: Implications for use as an amendment to immobilize inorganic contaminants.

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    Zhong, L; Szecsody, J E; Truex, M J; Williams, M D; Liu, Y

    2015-05-30

    Use of gas-phase amendments for in situ remediation of inorganic contaminants in unsaturated sediments of the vadose zone may be advantageous, but there has been limited development and testing of gas remediation technologies. Treatment with ammonia gas has a potential for use in treating inorganic contaminants (such as uranium) because it induces a high pore-water pH, causing mineral dissolution and subsequent formation of stable precipitates that decrease the mobility of some contaminants. For field application of this treatment, further knowledge of ammonia transport in porous media and the geochemical reactions induced by ammonia treatment is needed. Laboratory studies were conducted to support calculations needed for field treatment design, to quantify advective and diffusive ammonia transport in unsaturated sediments, to evaluate inter-phase (gas/sediment/pore water) reactions, and to study reaction-induced pore-water chemistry changes as a function of ammonia delivery conditions, such as flow rate, gas concentration, and water content. Uranium-contaminated sediment was treated with ammonia gas to demonstrate U immobilization. Ammonia gas quickly partitions into sediment pore water and increases the pH up to 13.2. Injected ammonia gas advection front movement can be reasonably predicted by gas flow rate and equilibrium partitioning. The ammonia gas diffusion rate is a function of the water content in the sediment. Sodium, aluminum, and silica pore-water concentrations increase upon exposure to ammonia and then decline as aluminosilicates precipitate when the pH declines due to buffering. Up to 85% of the water-leachable U was immobilized by ammonia treatment. PMID:25723886

  2. Long-term real-time monitoring catalytic synthesis of ammonia in a microreactor by VUV-lamp-based charge-transfer ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry.

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    Xie, Yuanyuan; Hua, Lei; Hou, Keyong; Chen, Ping; Zhao, Wuduo; Chen, Wendong; Ju, Bangyu; Li, Haiyang

    2014-08-01

    With respect to massive consumption of ammonia and rigorous industrial synthesis conditions, many studies have been devoted to investigating more environmentally benign catalysts for ammonia synthesis under moderate conditions. However, traditional methods for analysis of synthesized ammonia (e.g., off-line ion chromatography (IC) and chemical titration) suffer from poor sensitivity, low time resolution, and sample manipulations. In this work, charge-transfer ionization (CTI) with O2(+) as the reagent ion based on a vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) lamp in a time-of-flight mass spectrometer (CTI-TOFMS) has been applied for real-time monitoring of the ammonia synthesis in a microreactor. For the necessity of long-term stable monitoring, a self-adjustment algorithm for stabilizing O2(+) ion intensity was developed to automatically compensate the attenuation of the O2(+) ion yield in the ion source as a result of the oxidation of the photoelectric electrode and contamination on the MgF2 window of the VUV lamp. A wide linear calibration curve in the concentration range of 0.2-1000 ppmv with a correlation coefficient (R(2)) of 0.9986 was achieved, and the limit of quantification (LOQ) for NH3 was in ppbv. Microcatalytic synthesis of ammonia with three catalysts prepared by transition-metal/carbon nanotubes was tested, and the rapid changes of NH3 conversion rates with the reaction temperatures were quantitatively measured with a time resolution of 30 s. The high-time-resolution CTI-TOFMS could not only achieve the equilibrium conversion rates of NH3 rapidly but also monitor the activity variations with respect to investigated catalysts during ammonia synthesis reactions. PMID:24968116

  3. Photoinduced ring opening reactions and subsequent thermal ring closure reactions in the thymine-ammonia system and related systems.

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    Shetlar, Martin D; Chung, Janet; Hom, Kellie

    2010-09-24

    The photo-induced ring opening reactions of thymine (Thy) and 1-methylthymine (MeT) with ammonia and with methylamine (MA) at basic pH, and the subsequent ring closure reactions of the resulting adducts, have been studied. In the photo-induced reaction of Thy with ammonia, the dominant product is the E form of N-carbamoyl-3-amino-2-methylacrylamide (IIIa). Heating or acid treatment of aqueous IIIa results in rapid formation of Thy as final product, while allowing IIIa to stand at 4 degrees C produces Thy and two isomeric Thy hydrates, namely trans- and cis-6-hydroxy-5,6-dihydrothymine (Ia and IIa). The main products in the other reactions have analogous structures and undergo analogous ring closure reactions. Incubation of IIIa (and similar adducts) in phosphate buffer near pH 7 significantly enhances the rate of hydrate formation; other weak acid/conjugate base buffer systems also increase the rate of hydrate formation. A mechanism leading from opened ring adduct (e.g.IIIa) to hydrates (e.g.Ia and IIa) is proposed; ring closure leads initially to a dihydrothymine intermediate containing a 6-amino moiety, while further reaction with water produces the observed hydrates. The results described may be relevant to understanding the fate of cross-links generated by photo-induced reaction of thymine moieties in DNA with lysine residues in nuclear proteins (e.g. histones) when they are formed in a cellular environment. Decomposition of such cross-links, catalyzed by cellular phosphate, could lead to production of thymine hydrates attached to lysine residues contained in the protein partner and concurrent generation of an apyrimidinic site in the DNA partner. PMID:20714675

  4. An efficient route for the preparation of activated carbon supported ruthenium catalysts with high performance for ammonia synthesis

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    Ying Li; Chonggen Pan; Wenfeng Han; Haifang Chai; Huazhang Liu

    2011-01-01

    An impregnation–precipitation method was developed for the preparation of activated carbon supported ruthenium-based catalysts for ammonia synthesis. The ammonia concentration in the outlet of reactor for the Ba–Ru–K\\/AC catalysts prepared via impregnation–precipitation method is as high as 20.4vol% at 648K, pressure of 10MPa and with a space velocity of 10,000h?1, which is much higher than that of catalysts obtained via

  5. Vibrational and Translational Energy Effects in the Reaction of Ammonia Ions with Water Michael A. Everest, John C. Poutsma, and Richard N. Zare*

    E-print Network

    Zare, Richard N.

    Vibrational and Translational Energy Effects in the Reaction of Ammonia Ions with Water Molecules of vibrationally state-selected ammonia ions with deuterated water is investigated with a quadrupole energies from 0.5 to 10.0 eV (center of mass) and ammonia ion vibrational states 1020-10 and 1122

  6. The formation of amino acid precursors in the reaction of atomic carbon with water and ammonia at 77 K

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Daniel W. Mcpherson; Kazi Rahman; Iris Martinez; Philip B. Shevlin

    1987-01-01

    When atomic carbon is condensed on a surface at 77 K containing ammonia and water, glycine, N-methylglycine, alanine, ?-alanine,\\u000a aspartic acid and serine are generated. It is postulated that these reactions may mimic those which occur when an extraterrestrial\\u000a carbon atom condenses on a frozen surface coated with water and ammonia and may provide a route to extraterrestrial amino\\u000a acids.

  7. Ammonia from Iron(II) Reduction of Nitrite and the Strecker Synthesis: Do Iron(II) and Cyanide Interfere with Each Other?

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    Summers, David P.; Lerner, Narcinda; Chang, Sherwood (Technical Monitor)

    1996-01-01

    The question of whether the production of ammonia, from the reduction of nitrite by iron(II), is compatible with its use in the Strecker synthesis of amino acids, or whether the iron and the cyanide needed for the Strecker synthesis interfere with each other, is addressed. Results show that the presence of iron(II) appears to have little, or no, affect on the Strecker synthesis. The presence of cyanide does interfere with reduction of nitrite, but the reduction proceeds at cyanide/iron ratios of less than 4:1. At ratios of about 2:1 and less there is only a small effect. The two reactions can be combined to proceed in each other's presence, forming glycine from nitrite, Fe(+2), formaldehyde, and cyanide.

  8. Multicomponent reactions for the synthesis of heterocycles.

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    Jiang, Bo; Rajale, Trideep; Wever, Walter; Tu, Shu-Jiang; Li, Guigen

    2010-11-01

    Multicomponent domino reactions (MDRs) serve as a rapid and efficient tool for the synthesis of versatile heterocycles, particularly those containing structural diversity and complexity, by a one-pot operation. These reactions can dramatically reduce the generation of chemical wastes, costs of starting materials, and the use of energy and manpower. Moreover, the reaction period can be substantially shortened. This Review covers recent advances on multicomponent domino reactions for the construction of five-, six-, and seven-membered heterocyclic skeletons and their multicyclic derivatives. PMID:20922748

  9. Organocatalytic Asymmetric Assembly Reactions: Synthesis of Spirooxindoles via Organocascade Strategies

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    Barbas III, Carlos F.

    Organocatalytic Asymmetric Assembly Reactions: Synthesis of Spirooxindoles via Organocascade in the enantioselective synthesis of spirooxindoles via organocascade strategies. Various organocatalysts with distinct on the enantioselective synthesis of spirooxindoles via organocascade strategies and is organized on the basis of three

  10. Pericyclic reactions in organic synthesis

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    Robinson-Surry, Julia M. (Julia Mae)

    2011-01-01

    Part I of this thesis describes a formal, metal-free, [2 + 2 + 2] cycloaddition strategy based on a cascade of two pericyclic processes. An intramolecular propargylic ene reaction of a 1,6-diyne is used to generate a ...

  11. Synthesis of nanosilver on polyamide fabric using silver/ammonia complex.

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    Montazer, Majid; Shamei, Ali; Alimohammadi, Farbod

    2014-05-01

    In this paper, a novel synthesis method for nanosilver has been introduced on or within the polymeric chains of polyamide 6 fabric by using silver/ammonia complex [Ag(NH3)2](+). The silver complex was reduced directly by functional groups of polyamide chains without using any additional chemical reducing agents. The polyamide fabric was also stabilized with formation of new linkages between the polymeric chains of the nylon fabric through silver nanoparticle synthesis. The presence of nanosilver on the fabric was confirmed by UV-vis spectra, EDX patterns and XRD patterns. In addition, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) was utilized to identify the chemical state of silver in a range of silver oxide and silver metal. The SEM images confirmed the presence of nanosilver on the polyamide within the size of 20 and 150 nm. Excellent antibacterial properties were achieved with the treated fabrics against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. Further, the antibacterial properties of the polyamide fabric treated with 35 mg/L silver/ammonia were durable against washing as they only decreased to 98.6% after 20 washes. In addition, some other properties of the treated fabrics including color changes, dimensional stability, water droplet adsorption, and reflectance spectrum are reported and thoroughly discussed. PMID:24656365

  12. Competitive gas-solid reactions realized by ball milling of Zr in ammonia gas

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    Chen, Y.; Williams, J.S. [Department of Electronic Materials and Engineering, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200 (Australia)

    1996-06-01

    Competitive gas-solid reactions have been observed during high-energy ball milling of zirconium metal powder under an ammonia atmosphere at room temperature. The milling processes were investigated by monitoring pressure changes and subsequently analyzing milled powders with x-ray diffraction, thermal analysis, and elemental composition analysis. It is shown that during an early stage of milling, while the pressure is decreasing, a hydridation reaction predominates and leads to the formation of ZrH{sub 2} phase. During further milling the pressure increases again, and corresponds to a nitridation reaction between ZrH{sub 2} and available nitrogen (either excess NH{sub 3} or incorporated nitrogen in the powder) to form ZrN. Hydrogen gas is liberated and complete conversion to ZrN occurs after prolonged milling. The above reaction sequence was confirmed by the nitridation reaction of ZrH{sub 2} ball milled in NH{sub 3} atmosphere. {copyright} {ital 1996 Materials Research Society.}

  13. Surface Science and Catalysis—Studies on the Mechanism of Ammonia Synthesis: The P. H. Emmett Award Address

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    G. Ertl

    1980-01-01

    About 5 years ago a Battelle Colloquium on “The Physical Basis of Heterogeneous Catalysis” was held in honor of Professor Emmett where he presented an introductory talk on ?Fifty Years of Progress in the Study of the Catalytic Synthesis of Ammonia? [1], a field to which he had made significant contributions during this whole period. So why another report on

  14. Synthesis and Evaluation of Cu-SAPO-34 Catalysts for Ammonia Selective Catalytic Reduction. 1. Aqueous Solution Ion Exchange

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    Gao, Feng; Walter, Eric D.; Washton, Nancy M.; Szanyi, Janos; Peden, Charles HF

    2013-09-06

    SAPO-34 molecular sieves are synthesized using various structure directing agents (SDAs). Cu-SAPO-34 catalysts are prepared via aqueous solution ion exchange. Catalysts are characterized with surface area/pore volume measurements, temperature programmed reduction (TPR), electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopies. Catalytic properties are examined using standard ammonia selective catalytic reduction (NH3-SCR) and ammonia oxidation reactions. During solution ion exchange, different SAPO-34 samples undergo different extent of structural damage via irreversible hydrolysis. Si content within the samples (i.e., Al-O-Si bond density) and framework stress are key factors that affect irreversible hydrolysis. Even using very dilute Cu acetate solutions, it is not possible to generate Cu-SAPO-34 samples with only isolated Cu2+ ions. Small amounts of CuOx species always coexist with isolated Cu2+ ions. Highly active and selective Cu-SAPO-34 catalysts for NH3-SCR are readily generated using this synthesis protocol, even for SAPO-34 samples that degrade substantially during solution ion exchange. High-temperature aging is found to improve the catalytic performance. This is likely due to reduction of intracrystalline mass-transfer limitations via formation of additional porosity in the highly defective SAPO-34 particles formed after ion exchange. The authors gratefully acknowledge the US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Vehicle Technologies for the support of this work. The research described in this paper was performed at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), a national scientific user facility sponsored by the DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research and located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). PNNL is operated for the US DOE by Battelle Memorial Institute under contract number DE-AC05-76RL01830.

  15. General basic and coordination catalysis in reactions of haloaromatic compounds with ammonia in the presence of copper(I) compounds

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    Chumak, V.T.; Shein, S.M.

    1985-11-01

    This paper presents a study made to detect general basic catalysis by ammonia (reagent) in reactions of ammonolysis of haloaromatic compounds in the presence of Cu/sup +/ ions, as well as to determine the generality of the mechanisms of the catalytic replacement of a halogen atom by an amino group in the anthraquinone and benzene series.

  16. Catalytic Radical Domino Reactions in Organic Synthesis

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    Sebren, Leanne J.; Devery, James J.; Stephenson, Corey R.J.

    2014-01-01

    Catalytic radical-based domino reactions represent important advances in synthetic organic chemistry. Their development benefits synthesis by providing atom- and step-economical methods to complex molecules. Intricate combinations of radical, cationic, anionic, oxidative/reductive, and transition metal mechanistic steps result in cyclizations, additions, fragmentations, ring-expansions, and rearrangements. This Perspective summarizes recent developments in the field of catalytic domino processes. PMID:24587964

  17. Catalytic Radical Domino Reactions in Organic Synthesis.

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    Sebren, Leanne J; Devery, James J; Stephenson, Corey R J

    2014-02-01

    Catalytic radical-based domino reactions represent important advances in synthetic organic chemistry. Their development benefits synthesis by providing atom- and step-economical methods to complex molecules. Intricate combinations of radical, cationic, anionic, oxidative/reductive, and transition metal mechanistic steps result in cyclizations, additions, fragmentations, ring-expansions, and rearrangements. This Perspective summarizes recent developments in the field of catalytic domino processes. PMID:24587964

  18. Synthesis of d- and L-phenylalanine derivatives by phenylalanine ammonia lyases: a multienzymatic cascade process.

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    Parmeggiani, Fabio; Lovelock, Sarah L; Weise, Nicholas J; Ahmed, Syed T; Turner, Nicholas J

    2015-04-01

    The synthesis of substituted D-phenylalanines in high yield and excellent optical purity, starting from inexpensive cinnamic acids, has been achieved with a novel one-pot approach by coupling phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL) amination with a chemoenzymatic deracemization (based on stereoselective oxidation and nonselective reduction). A simple high-throughput solid-phase screening method has also been developed to identify PALs with higher rates of formation of non-natural D-phenylalanines. The best variants were exploited in the chemoenzymatic cascade, thus increasing the yield and ee?value of the D-configured product. Furthermore, the system was extended to the preparation of those L-phenylalanines which are obtained with a low ee?value using PAL amination. PMID:25728350

  19. Synthesis of starch-g-lactic acid copolymer with high grafting degree catalyzed by ammonia water.

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    Hu, Yingmo; Tang, Mingru

    2015-03-15

    The study of starch-g-lactic acid copolymer has gained much attention for its completely degradable property, but its intricate synthetic procedure and low graft degree inhibited its further application. In this work, the synthesis of starch-g-lactic acid copolymer was attempted via the catalysis of ammonia water by one-step process, and the structure of starch-g-lactic acid copolymer was characterized by means of IR, (13)C NMR and HMBC. The synthetic conditions were optimized as follows, the starch was activated for 2h at 80°C at first, starch and lactic acid with weight ratios of 1:4 reacted for 4h at 90°C in vacuum. The starch-g-lactic acid copolymer can be finally obtained with graft degree of starch 58.9%. PMID:25542110

  20. Regenerable adsorbent for removing ammonia evolved from anaerobic reaction of animal urine

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    Liang-hsing CHOU; Ru-in TSAI; Jen-ray CHANG; Maw-tien LEE

    2006-01-01

    The waste gas evolved from biodegradation of animal urine contains ammonia causing environmental concerns. A new and effective method for removing ammonia from such waste gas using reactive adsorption is presented. In the process, activated carbon impregnated with H2SO4(H2SO4\\/C) is employed. Ammonia in the waste gas reacts with H2SO4 on the adsorbent instantaneously and completely to form (NH4)2SO4. The H2SO4\\/C

  1. Synthesis and photocatalytic performances of BiVO{sub 4} by ammonia co-precipitation process

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    Yu Jianqiang [Laboratory of Fiber Materials and Modern Textile, Institute of Multifunctional Materials, Qingdao University, No. 308 Ningxia Road, Qingdao 266071 (China); School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Environment, Qingdao University, No. 308 Ningxia Road, Qingdao 266071 (China)], E-mail: jianqyu@qdu.edu.cn; Zhang Yan [School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Environment, Qingdao University, No. 308 Ningxia Road, Qingdao 266071 (China); Kudo, Akihiko [Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Sciences, 1-3 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8601 (Japan); Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology, Japan Science and Technology Agency (CREST, JST), 4-1-8 Honcho, Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan)], E-mail: a-kudo@rs.kagu.tus.ac.jp

    2009-02-15

    This paper reports the preparation and photocatalytic performance of Bismuth vanadate (BiVO{sub 4}) by a facile and inexpensive approach. An amorphous BiVO{sub 4} was first prepared by a co-precipitation process from aqueous solutions of Bi(NO{sub 3}){sub 3} and NH{sub 4}VO{sub 3} using ammonia. Followed by heating treatment at various temperatures, the amorphous phase converted to crystalline BiVO{sub 4} with a structure between monoclinic and tetragonal scheelite. The crystallization of BiVO{sub 4} occurred at about 523 K, while the nanocrystalline BiVO{sub 4} were formed with a heat-treatment of lower than 673 K. However, when the heat-treatment was carried out at 773 K, the accumulation of nanocrystals to bulk particles was observed. The photocatalytic performances of the materials were investigated by O{sub 2} evolution under visible-light, and MB decomposition under solar simulator. The results demonstrated that the crystalline structure is still the vital factor for the activities of both reactions. However, the crystallinity of BiVO{sub 4} gives a major influence on the activity of O{sub 2} evolution, whereas the surface area, plays an important role for photocatalytic MB decomposition. - Abstract: BiVO{sub 4} was prepared by a co-precipitation process using aqueous ammonia solution, followed by heating treatment at various temperatures. The crystalline structure and crystallization process, and their influences on photocatalytic O{sub 2} evolution and organic pollutants degradation were investigated. It demonstrated that the crystalline structure is still the vital factor for the activities of both reactions. However, the crystallinity of BiVO{sub 4} gives a major influence on the activity of O{sub 2} evolution, whereas the surface area, plays an important role for photocatalytic MB decomposition. Display Omitted.

  2. Dechlorination process of active carbon-supported, barium nitrate-promoted ruthenium trichloride catalyst for ammonia synthesis

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    Hai Sheng Zeng; Koji Inazu; Ken-ichi Aika

    2001-01-01

    The effects of temperature and time of reductive dechlorination of RuCl3 to remove negative-effected chlorine and then form metallic Ru on hydrogen-treated active carbon (HTAC) support on catalytic activity for ammonia synthesis were investigated in detail. The purpose was to try to prepare Ru catalyst by using the low-cost RuCl3 as a precursor to replace other high-priced chlorine-free Ru compounds

  3. Flow synthesis using gaseous ammonia in a Teflon AF-2400 tube-in-tube reactor: Paal-Knorr pyrrole formation and gas concentration measurement by inline flow titration.

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    Cranwell, Philippa B; O'Brien, Matthew; Browne, Duncan L; Koos, Peter; Polyzos, Anastasios; Peña-López, Miguel; Ley, Steven V

    2012-08-14

    Using a simple and accessible Teflon AF-2400 based tube-in-tube reactor, a series of pyrroles were synthesised in flow using the Paal-Knorr reaction of 1,4-diketones with gaseous ammonia. An inline flow titration technique allowed measurement of the ammonia concentration and its relationship to residence time and temperature. PMID:22532036

  4. Evaluation of revised polymerase chain reaction primers for more inclusive quantification of ammonia-oxidizing archaea and bacteria.

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    Meinhardt, Kelley A; Bertagnolli, Anthony; Pannu, Manmeet W; Strand, Stuart E; Brown, Sally L; Stahl, David A

    2015-04-01

    Ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) and bacteria (AOB) fill key roles in the nitrogen cycle. Thus, well-vetted methods for characterizing their distribution are essential for framing studies of their significance in natural and managed systems. Quantification of the gene coding for one subunit of the ammonia monooxygenase (amoA) by polymerase chain reaction is frequently employed to enumerate the two groups. However, variable amplification of sequence variants comprising this conserved genetic marker for ammonia oxidizers potentially compromises within- and between-system comparisons. We compared the performance of newly designed non-degenerate quantitative polymerase chain reaction primer sets to existing primer sets commonly used to quantify the amoA of AOA and AOB using a collection of plasmids and soil DNA samples. The new AOA primer set provided improved quantification of model mixtures of different amoA sequence variants and increased detection of amoA in DNA recovered from soils. Although both primer sets for the AOB provided similar results for many comparisons, the new primers demonstrated increased detection in environmental application. Thus, the new primer sets should provide a useful complement to primers now commonly used to characterize the environmental distribution of AOA and AOB. PMID:25534249

  5. A theoretical study on the mechanisms of the reactions between 1,3-dialkynes and ammonia derivatives for the formation of five-membered N-heterocycles.

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    Wang, Yang; Wei, Donghui; Zhang, Wenjing; Wang, Yanyan; Zhu, Yanyan; Jia, Yu; Tang, Mingsheng

    2014-10-14

    The reactions between 1,3-dialkynes and ammonia derivatives (such as hydrazine and hydroxylamine) for the formation of five-membered N-heterocycles (i.e. 3,5-disubstituted pyrazole and 3,5-disubstituted isoxazole) have been investigated using the density functional theory (DFT) method. The calculated results indicate that the favorable mechanism of this kind of reaction generally contains four processes: (1) the Cope-type hydroamination reaction between the reactants coupled with the hydrazine/hydroxylamine-assisted proton transfer process or the trimolecular hydroamination reaction via a six-membered transition state, (2) the bimolecular proton transfer process for the formation of an allenyl oxime intermediate, (3) the cyclization process, and (4) another bimolecular or hydrazine/hydroxylamine-assisted proton transfer process to afford the final products (3,5-disubstituted pyrazole and 3,5-disubstituted isoxazole). The computational results demonstrate that the novel bimolecular proton transfer process occurs in a stepwise manner and the first step of the novel bimolecular proton transfer process is calculated to be the rate-determining step in both the reactions, and their energy barriers are 28.45 kcal mol(-1) associated with the formation of 3,5-disubstituted pyrazole and 31.07 kcal mol(-1) associated with the formation of 3,5-disubstituted isoxazole. In particular, the novel bimolecular proton transfer process has reasonably explained in detail on how and why this kind of reaction occurs, and this would provide valuable clues for the rational design of Brønsted acid/base catalysts to promote the synthesis of the five-membered N-heterocyclic compounds. PMID:24999759

  6. SOURCE ASSESSMENT: SYNTHETIC AMMONIA PRODUCTION

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report describes a study of air emissions from the production of synthetic ammonia. In 1976, 90 synthetic ammonia plants in 30 states produced 15.2 million metric tons of anhydrous ammonia. Ammonia is synthesized by the reaction of nitrogen and hydrogen. Most plants produce h...

  7. Synthesis of (+)-discodermolide by catalytic stereoselective borylation reactions.

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    Yu, Zhiyong; Ely, Robert J; Morken, James P

    2014-09-01

    The marine natural product (+)-discodermolide was first isolated in 1990 and, to this day, remains a compelling synthesis target. Not only does the compound possess fascinating biological activity, but it also presents an opportunity to test current methods for chemical synthesis and provides an inspiration for new reaction development. A new synthesis of discodermolide employs a previously undisclosed stereoselective catalytic diene hydroboration and also establishes a strategy for the alkylation of chiral enolates. Furthermore, this synthesis of discodermolide provides the first examples of the asymmetric 1,4-diboration of dienes and borylative diene-aldehyde couplings in complex-molecule synthesis. PMID:25045037

  8. Development of transitional metal-catalyzed reactions for organic synthesis

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    Rainka, Matthew P. (Matthew Paul)

    2005-01-01

    Chapter 1. A general catalyst system for the synthesis of tetra-ortho-substituted biaryls via the Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction is described. It was found that the most efficient catalyst system is based on a ...

  9. GREEN CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS THROUGH CATALYSIS AND ALTERNATE REACTION CONDITIONS

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    Green chemical synthesis through catalysis and alternate reaction conditions Encompassing green chemistry techniques and methodologies, we have initiated several projects at the National Risk Management Research laboratory that focus on the design and development of chemic...

  10. Pivalolactone, 2. Copolyester synthesis via interchange reactions with polypivalolactone

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    Edze Jan Tijsma; Does van der Leen; Adriaan Bantjes; Ivan Vulic; Gerard Hidde Werumeus Buning

    1993-01-01

    The synthesis of copolyesters via interchange reactions of polypivalolactone (PPVL) with several compounds was studied. The synthetical procedures are two-stage melt processes: in the first stage ester bonds in the polymer chain are cleaved and new groups are incorporated in the polymer chain, while in the second step condensation of the end-groups formed occurs. For the synthesis of copolymers, three

  11. Synthesis of dendritic iridium nanostructures based on the oriented attachment mechanism and their enhanced CO and ammonia catalytic activities

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    Wang, Chao; Xiao, Guanjun; Sui, Yongming; Yang, Xinyi; Liu, Gang; Jia, Mingjun; Han, Wei; Liu, Bingbing; Zou, Bo

    2014-11-01

    Branched iridium nanodendrites (Ir NDs) have been synthesized by a simple method based on the oriented attachment mechanism. Transmission electron microscopy images reveal the temporal growth process from small particles to NDs. Precursor concentrations and reaction temperatures have a limited effect on the morphology of Ir NDs. Metal oxide and hydroxide-supported Ir NDs exhibit enhanced activity for catalytic CO oxidation. Particularly, the Fe(OH)x-supported Ir NDs catalyst with a 4 wt% Ir loading show superior CO oxidation catalytic activity with a full conversion of CO at 120 °C. Furthermore, compared with Ir NPs and commercial Ir black, Ir NDs exhibit higher activity and stability for ammonia oxidation. The specific activity and mass activity of Ir NDs for ammonia oxidation are 1.7 and 7 times higher than that of Ir NPs. The improved catalytic activities of Ir NDs are attributed not only to their large specific surface area, but also to their considerably high index facets and rich edge and corner atoms. Hence, the obtained Ir NDs provide a promising alternative for direct ammonia fuel cells and proton-exchange membrane fuel cells.Branched iridium nanodendrites (Ir NDs) have been synthesized by a simple method based on the oriented attachment mechanism. Transmission electron microscopy images reveal the temporal growth process from small particles to NDs. Precursor concentrations and reaction temperatures have a limited effect on the morphology of Ir NDs. Metal oxide and hydroxide-supported Ir NDs exhibit enhanced activity for catalytic CO oxidation. Particularly, the Fe(OH)x-supported Ir NDs catalyst with a 4 wt% Ir loading show superior CO oxidation catalytic activity with a full conversion of CO at 120 °C. Furthermore, compared with Ir NPs and commercial Ir black, Ir NDs exhibit higher activity and stability for ammonia oxidation. The specific activity and mass activity of Ir NDs for ammonia oxidation are 1.7 and 7 times higher than that of Ir NPs. The improved catalytic activities of Ir NDs are attributed not only to their large specific surface area, but also to their considerably high index facets and rich edge and corner atoms. Hence, the obtained Ir NDs provide a promising alternative for direct ammonia fuel cells and proton-exchange membrane fuel cells. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c4nr04072d

  12. Detection of nerve agents using proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry with ammonia as reagent gas.

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    Ringer, Joachim M

    2013-01-01

    The chemical warfare agents (CWA) Sarin, Soman, Cyclosarin and Tabun were characterised by proton transfer mass spectrometry (PTRMS). It was found that PTRMS is a suitable technique to detect nerve agents highly sensitively, highly selectively and in near real-time. Methods were found to suppress molecule fragmentation which is significant under PTRMS hollow cathode ionisation conditions. In this context, the drift voltage (as one of the most important system parameters) was varied and ammonia was introduced as an additional chemical reagent gas. Auxiliary chemicals such as ammonia affect ionisation processes and are quite common in context with detectors for CWAs based on ion mobility spectrometry (IMS). With both, variation of drift voltage and ammonia as the reagent gas, fragmentation can be suppressed effectively. Suppression of fragmentation is crucial particularly concerning the implementation of an algorithm for automated agent identification in field applications. On the other hand, appearance of particular fragments might deliver additional information. Degradation and rearrangement products of nerve agents are not distinctive for the particular agent but for the chemical class they belong to. It was found that switching between ammonia doped and ordinary water ionisation chemistry can easily be performed within a few seconds. Making use of this effect it is possible to switch between fragment and molecular ion peak spectra. Thus, targeted fragmentation can be used to confirm identification based only on single peak detection. PTRMS turned out to be a promising technique for future CWA detectors. In terms of sensitivity, response time and selectivity (or confidence of identification, respectively) PTRMS performs as a bridging technique between IMS and GC-MS. PMID:24308198

  13. Model Catalysis of Ammonia Synthesis ad Iron-Water Interfaces - ASum Frequency Generation Vibrational Spectroscopic Study of Solid-GasInterfaces and Anion Photoelectron Spectroscopic Study of Selected Anionclusters

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    Ferguson, Michael James

    2005-12-15

    The ammonia synthesis reaction has been studied using single crystal model catalysis combined with sum frequency generation (SFG) vibrational spectroscopy. The adsorption of gases N{sub 2}, H{sub 2}, O{sub 2} and NH{sub 3} that play a role in ammonia synthesis have been studied on the Fe(111) crystal surface by sum frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy using an integrated Ultra-High Vacuum (UHV)/high-pressure system. SFG spectra are presented for the dissociation intermediates, NH{sub 2} ({approx}3325 cm{sup -1}) and NH ({approx}3235 cm{sup -1}) under high pressure of ammonia or equilibrium concentrations of reactants and products on Fe(111) surfaces. Special attention was paid to understand how potassium promotion of the iron catalyst affects the intermediates of ammonia synthesis. An Fe(111) surface promoted with 0.2 monolayers of potassium red shifts the vibrational frequencies of the reactive surface intermediates, NH and NH{sub 2}, providing evidence for weakened the nitrogen-hydrogen bonds relative to clean Fe(111). Spectral features of these surface intermediates persisted to higher temperatures for promoted iron surfaces than for clean Fe(111) surfaces implying that nitrogen-iron bonds are stronger for the promoted surface. The ratio of the NH to NH{sub 2} signal changed for promoted surfaces in the presence of equilibrium concentrations of reactants and products. The order of adding oxygen and potassium to promoted surfaces does not alter the spectra indicating that ammonia induces surface reconstruction of the catalyst to produce the same surface morphology. When oxygen is co-adsorbed with nitrogen, hydrogen, ammonia or potassium on Fe(111), a relative phase shift of the spectra occurs as compared to the presence of adsorbates on clean iron surfaces. Water adsorption on iron was also probed using SFG vibrational spectroscopy. For both H{sub 2}O and D{sub 2}O, the only spectral feature was in the range of the free OH or free OD. From the absence of SFG spectra of ice-like structure we conclude that surface hydroxides are formed and no liquid water is present on the surface. Other than model catalysis, gas phase anion photoelectron spectroscopy of the Cl + H{sub 2} van der Waals well, silicon clusters, germanium clusters, aluminum oxide clusters and indium phosphide clusters were studied. The spectra help to map out the neutral potential energy surfaces of the clusters. For aluminum oxide, the structures of the anions and neutrals were explored and for silicon, germanium and indium phosphide the electronic structure of larger clusters was mapped out.

  14. Organocatalytic cascade reactions as a new tool in total synthesis

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    Grondal, Christoph; Jeanty, Matthieu; Enders, Dieter

    2010-03-01

    The total synthesis of natural products and biologically active compounds, such as pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals, has reached an extraordinary level of sophistication. We are, however, still far away from the 'ideal synthesis' and the state of the art is still frequently hampered by lengthy protecting-group strategies and costly purification procedures derived from the step-by-step protocols. In recent years several new criteria have been brought forward to solve these problems and to improve total synthesis: atom, step and redox economy or protecting-group-free synthesis. Over the past decade the research area of organocatalysis has rapidly grown to become a third pillar of asymmetric catalysis standing next to metal and biocatalysis, thus paving the way for a new and powerful strategy that can help to address these issues - organocatalytic cascade reactions. In this Review we present the first applications of such asymmetric organocascade reactions to the total synthesis of natural products.

  15. Synthesis of dendritic iridium nanostructures based on the oriented attachment mechanism and their enhanced CO and ammonia catalytic activities.

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    Wang, Chao; Xiao, Guanjun; Sui, Yongming; Yang, Xinyi; Liu, Gang; Jia, Mingjun; Han, Wei; Liu, Bingbing; Zou, Bo

    2014-12-21

    Branched iridium nanodendrites (Ir NDs) have been synthesized by a simple method based on the oriented attachment mechanism. Transmission electron microscopy images reveal the temporal growth process from small particles to NDs. Precursor concentrations and reaction temperatures have a limited effect on the morphology of Ir NDs. Metal oxide and hydroxide-supported Ir NDs exhibit enhanced activity for catalytic CO oxidation. Particularly, the Fe(OH)x-supported Ir NDs catalyst with a 4 wt% Ir loading show superior CO oxidation catalytic activity with a full conversion of CO at 120 °C. Furthermore, compared with Ir NPs and commercial Ir black, Ir NDs exhibit higher activity and stability for ammonia oxidation. The specific activity and mass activity of Ir NDs for ammonia oxidation are 1.7 and 7 times higher than that of Ir NPs. The improved catalytic activities of Ir NDs are attributed not only to their large specific surface area, but also to their considerably high index facets and rich edge and corner atoms. Hence, the obtained Ir NDs provide a promising alternative for direct ammonia fuel cells and proton-exchange membrane fuel cells. PMID:25366566

  16. Organic synthesis by quench reactions. [in prebiotic simulation experiment

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    Park, W. K.; Hochstim, A. R.; Ponnamperuma, C.

    1975-01-01

    Study of the effects of chemical quench reactions on the formation of organic compounds at a water surface under simulated primordial earth conditions. A mixture of gaseous methane and ammonia over a water surface was exposed to an arc discharge between an electrode and the water surface, generating reactive species. Various organic molecules were formed by a subsequent quenching of these species generated on the water surface. The effects of these water-surface quench reactions were assessed by comparing the amounts of synthesized molecules to the amounts which formed during the discharge of an arc above the water level. It is concluded that the quench (or wet) discharge led to faster rates of reactions, higher-molecular-weight organic compounds, and one-order-of-magnitude larger yields than the dry discharge.

  17. Ammonia synthesis by hydrogenolysis of titanium-nitrogen bonds using proton coupled electron transfer.

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    Pappas, Iraklis; Chirik, Paul J

    2015-03-18

    The catalytic hydrogenolysis of the titanium-amide bond in (?(5)-C5Me4SiMe3)2Ti(Cl)NH2 to yield free ammonia is described. The rhodium hydride, (?(5)-C5Me5)(py-Ph)RhH (py-Ph = 2-phenylpyridine), serves as the catalyst and promotes N-H bond formation via hydrogen atom transfer. The N-H bond dissociation free energies of ammonia ligands have also been determined for titanocene and zirconocene complexes and reveal a stark dependence on metal identity and oxidation state. In all cases, the N-H BDFEs of coordinated NH3 decreases by >40 kcal/mol from the value in the free gas phase molecule. PMID:25719966

  18. Shock-induced reaction synthesis (SRS) of nickel aluminides

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    Thadhani, N.N.; Work, S. (Center for Explosives Technology Research (CETR), New Mexico Tech, Socorro, New Mexico 87801 (United States)); Graham, R.A.; Hammetter, W.F. (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 (United States))

    1992-05-01

    Shock-induced chemical reactions between nickel and aluminum powders (mixed in Ni{sub 3}Al stoichiometry) are used for the synthesis of nickel aluminides. It is shown that the extent of shock-induced chemical reactions and the nature of the shock-synthesized products are influenced by the morphology of the starting powders. Irregular (flaky type) and fine morphologies of the powders undergo complete reactions in contrast to partial reactions occurring in coarse and uniform morphology powders under identical shock loading conditions. Furthermore, irregular morphology powders result in the formation of the equiatomic (B2 phase) NiAl compound while the Ni{sub 3}Al (L1{sub 2} phase) compound is the reaction product with coarse and regular morphology powders. Shock-induced reaction synthesis can be characterized as a bulk reaction process involving an intense mechanochemical'' mechanism. It is a process in which shock compression induces fluid-like plastic flow and mixing, and enhances the reactivity due to the introduction of defects and cleansing of particle surfaces, which strongly influence the synthesis process.

  19. Aqueous solution synthesis of Pt-M (M = Fe, Co, Ni) bimetallic nanoparticles and their catalysis for the hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane.

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    Wang, Shuai; Zhang, Duo; Ma, Yanyun; Zhang, Hui; Gao, Jing; Nie, Yuting; Sun, Xuhui

    2014-08-13

    Platinum-based bimetallic nanocatalysts have attracted much attention due to their high-efficiency catalytic performance in energy-related applications such as fuel cell and hydrogen storage, for example, the hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane (AB). In this work, a simple and green method has been demonstrated to successfully prepare Pt-M (M = Fe, Co, Ni) NPs with tunable composition (nominal Pt/M atomic ratios of 4:1, 1:1, and 1:4) in aqueous solution under mild conditions. All Pt-M NPs with a small size of 3-5 nm show a Pt fcc structure, suggesting the bimetallic formation (alloy and/or partial core-shell), examined by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) analysis. The catalytic activities of Pt-M NPs in the hydrolytic dehydrogenation of AB reveal that Pt-Ni NPs with a ratio of 4:1 show the best catalytic activity and even better than that of pure Pt NPs when normalized to Pt molar amount. The Ni oxidation state in Pt-Ni NPs has been suggested to be responsible for the corresponding catalytic activity for hydrolytic dehydrogenation of AB by XAFS study. This strategy for the synthesis of Pt-M NPs is simple and environmentally benign in aqueous solution with the potential for scale-up preparation and the in situ catalytic reaction. PMID:25058566

  20. Achieving Chemical Equilibrium: The Role of Imposed Conditions in the Ammonia Formation Reaction

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    Tellinghuisen, Joel

    2006-01-01

    Under conditions of constant temperature T and pressure P, chemical equilibrium occurs in a closed system (fixed mass) when the Gibbs free energy G of the reaction mixture is minimized. However, when chemical reactions occur under other conditions, other thermodynamic functions are minimized or maximized. For processes at constant T and volume V,…

  1. Synthesis of MTBE during CO hydrogenation: Reaction sites required

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    Kazi, A.M.; Goodwin, J.G. Jr.; Marcelin, G.; Oukaci, R. [Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

    1995-03-01

    Synthesis of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) during carbon monoxide (CO) hydrogenation has been studied with the following reaction schemes: (1) the addition of isobutylene during CO hydrogenation over metal catalysts active for methanol synthesis (Pd/SiO{sub 2} and Li-Pd/SiO{sub 2}) and (2) the addition of isobutylene during CO hydrogenation over a dual bed configuration consisting of Li-Pd/SiO{sub 2} and a zeolite (H-ZSM-5 or HY). The addition of isobutylene during methanol synthesis over the supported Pd catalysts indicated that MTBE cannot be formed on metal sites from a reaction of isobutylene with methanol precursors. However, addition of isobutylene to the syngas feed over a dual bed consisting of a methanol synthesis catalyst and an acid zeolite downstream of the methanol synthesis catalyst showed that MTBE can be synthesized during CO hydrogenation provided acid sites are available. In order to get higher conversions of methanol to MTBE, optimization of the acid catalyst and/or reaction conditions would be required to minimize formation of byproduct hydrocarbons.

  2. Tetraglyme-mediated synthesis of Pd nanoparticles for dehydrogenation of ammonia borane.

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    Kim, Sung-Kwan; Kim, Tae-Jin; Kim, Tae-Young; Lee, Gaehang; Park, Joon T; Nam, Suk Woo; Kang, Sang Ook

    2012-02-14

    Palladium nanoparticles (PdNPs) were conveniently prepared in tetraglyme (TG) solution using a variety of palladium precursors. At 140 °C, TG promoted Pd(3)(OAc)(6) to produce irregular shaped PdNPs with an average size of 4 nm. When these PdNPs were re-dispersed in TG and used for the dehydrogenation of ammonia borane (AB) at 85 °C, remarkably enhanced catalytic performance was achieved to release 2.3 equiv. of H(2) in 1 h. PMID:22234607

  3. Iminium ion cascade reaction in the total synthesis of (+)-vincadifformine.

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    Pandey, Ganesh; C, Prasanna Kumara

    2011-09-01

    An iminium ion triggered cascade reaction is described in the total synthesis of (+)-vincadifformine by the coupling of 3,3-substituted tetrahydropyridine and indole derivative. The strategy allows simultaneous construction of two new rings, three new sigma bonds, and two new stereogenic centers in one pot with complete stereochemical control. PMID:21815617

  4. Combustion synthesis of advanced materials: Part I. Reaction parameters

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    John J. Moore; H. J. Feng

    1995-01-01

    An explanation of combustion (self propagating high temperature) synthesis (SHS) is given together with a historical perspective of the examination of such exothermic reactions. The application of thermochemical functions has been used to predict theoretically the maximum adiabatic temperature, Tad. This, combined with a knowledge of the ignition temperature, Tig, and the actual combustion temperature, Tc, has been used to

  5. Facile Synthesis and Characterizations of MOF-5 Coordination Polymer with Various Metal Linker Ratios for Ammonia Gas Storage

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    Misran, Halina; Aminuddin, A. M.; Zini, F. A. M.; Ghazali, M. J.; Ramesh, S.

    2011-01-01

    Metal-organic framework coordination polymer materials of MOF-5 with Fm3m cubic structure and tetrahedral structure were successfully synthesized at room temperature and pressure using liquid-crystal (i.e. surfactant) templating method and direct mixing method. The crystallinity increased as metal (Zn)/linker (benzenedicarboxylic acid, BDC) ratios were varied from 0.3 to 0.5. However, the cubic structure of evacuated framework was relatively disrupted at metal/linker ratio of 0.7. Direct-mixing synthesis approach resulted in MOF-5 with layered tetragonal structure due to the increased mobility of the organic-linker as the metal/linker ratios were increased. On the other hand, liquid-crystal templating method resulted in MOF-5 with cubic structure with sizes of ca. 3-5 micron. Changing the solvent from dimethylformamide to chloroform during the synthesis affected the size of the single cubic to decrease from 5 micron to 3 micron, respectively. Furthermore, MOF-5 prepared with metal/linker ratio 0.5 and aged in solvents with higher crystallinity exhibited higher ammonia adsorption uptake at ca. 7.2%.

  6. Formation of brown carbon via reactions of ammonia with secondary organic aerosols from biogenic and anthropogenic precursors

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    Updyke, Katelyn M.; Nguyen, Tran B.; Nizkorodov, Sergey A.

    2012-12-01

    Filter samples of secondary organic aerosols (SOA) generated from the ozone (O3)- and hydroxyl radical (OH)-initiated oxidation of various biogenic (isoprene, ?-pinene, limonene, ?-cedrene, ?-humulene, farnesene, pine leaf essential oils, cedar leaf essential oils) and anthropogenic (tetradecane, 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene, naphthalene) precursors were exposed to humid air containing approximately 100 ppb of gaseous ammonia (NH3). Reactions of SOA compounds with NH3 resulted in production of light-absorbing "brown carbon" compounds, with the extent of browning ranging from no observable change (isoprene SOA) to visible change in color (limonene SOA). The aqueous phase reactions with dissolved ammonium (NH4+) salts, such as ammonium sulfate, were equally efficient in producing brown carbon. Wavelength-dependent mass absorption coefficients (MAC) of the aged SOA were quantified by extracting known amounts of SOA material in methanol and recording its UV/Vis absorption spectra. For a given precursor, the OH-generated SOA had systematically lower MAC compared to the O3-generated SOA. The highest MAC values, for brown carbon from SOA resulting from O3 oxidation of limonene and sesquiterpenes, were comparable to MAC values for biomass burning particles but considerably smaller than MAC values for black carbon aerosols. The NH3/NH4+ + SOA brown carbon aerosol may contribute to aerosol optical density in regions with elevated concentrations of NH3 or ammonium sulfate and high photochemical activity.

  7. Facile single-step ammonia heat-treatment and quenching process for the synthesis of improved Pt/N-graphene catalysts

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    Xiong, Bin; Zhou, Yingke; O'Hayre, Ryan; Shao, Zongping

    2013-02-01

    In this work, we present a facile route to prepare electrocatalysts for methanol oxidation. The catalyst synthesis route involves the simultaneous reduction and nitrogen doping of graphene oxide (GO) along with the reduction of H2PtCl6 to Pt by a facile ammonia gas heat-treatment and quenching process. The resulting catalysts are characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy while their electrocatalytic activity toward the oxidation of methanol is evaluated by cyclic voltammetry. The obtained Pt/graphene composites consist of crystalline Pt nanoparticles in the range of 1-4 nm which are well-dispersed on the N-doped graphene sheets. The best Pt/N-graphene catalyst composite is obtained after a 5 min ammonia treatment at 800 °C followed by rapid ammonia gas quenching at room temperature. This catalyst demonstrates superior catalytic activity for methanol electro-oxidation, with a peak current density of 0.218 A mgPt-1, which is about five times higher than an undoped (hydrogen treated and quenched) Pt/graphene control catalyst. The excellent electrocatalytic performance of the ammonia quenched catalyst is attributed to the nitrogenous functional groups and dopants in the graphene sheets that are formed during the facile quenching process in ammonia.

  8. Synthesis of nanoscale particles of Ta and Nb3Al by homogeneous reduction in liquid ammonia

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    Sadoway, Donald Robert

    , nanoscale powder. Processing at such a high temperature results in an undesirably high rate of particle and electrons. In some cases, electron transport is fast and the overall rate of reaction is controlled by ion of the reaction medium can have a dramatic effect on the kinetics which, in turn, affect the nature

  9. Regioselective reactions for programmable resveratrol oligomer synthesis.

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    Snyder, Scott A; Gollner, Andreas; Chiriac, Maria I

    2011-06-23

    Although much attention has been devoted to resveratrol, a unique polyphenol produced by plants and credited as potentially being responsible for the 'French paradox'--the observation that French people have a relatively low incidence of coronary heart disease, even though their diet is high in saturated fats--the oligomers of resveratrol have been largely ignored despite their high biological activity. Challenges in achieving their isolation in sufficient quantity from natural sources, coupled with an inability to prepare them easily synthetically, are seen as the main obstacles. Here we report a programmable, controlled and potentially scalable synthesis of the resveratrol family via a three-stage design. The synthetic approach requires strategy- and reagent-guided chemical functionalizations to differentiate two distinct cores possessing multiple sites with the same or similar reactivity, ultimately leading to five higher-order natural products. This work demonstrates that challenging, positionally selective functionalizations of complex materials are possible where biosynthetic studies have indicated otherwise, it provides materials and tools with which to unlock the full biochemical potential of this family of natural products, and it affords an intellectual framework within which other oligomeric families could potentially be accessed. PMID:21697944

  10. Effect of primary degradation–reaction products from Ammonia Fiber Expansion (AFEX)-treated corn stover on the growth and fermentation of Escherichia coli KO11

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    Ming W. Lau; Bruce E. Dale

    2010-01-01

    The primary degradation–reaction products (DRP) identified in Ammonia Fiber Expansion (AFEX)-pretreated corn stover are acetate, lactate, 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde (4HBD) and acetamide. The effects of these products at a broad concentration range were tested on Escherichia coli KO11, a strain engineered for cellulosic ethanol production. Fermentations using glucose or xylose as the sole carbohydrate source and a sugar mixture of glucose and

  11. Reduced phenylalanine ammonia-lyase and tyrosine ammonia-lyase activities and lignin synthesis in wheat grown under low pressure sodium lamps

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    Guerra, D.; Anderson, A. J.; Salisbury, F. B.

    1985-01-01

    Wheat (Triticum aestivum L. cv Fremont) grown in hydroponic culture under 24-hour continuous irradiation at 560 to 580 micromoles per square meter per second from either metalhalide (MH), high pressure sodium (HPS), or low pressure sodium (LPS) lamps reached maturity in 70 days. Grain yields were similar under all three lamps, although LPS-grown plants lodged at maturity. Phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) and a tyrosine ammonia lyase (TAL) with lesser activity were detected in all extracts of leaf, inflorescence, and stem. Ammonia-lyase activities increased with age of the plant, and plants grown under the LPS lamp displayed PAL and TAL activities lower than wheat cultured under MH and HPS radiation. Greenhouse solar-grown wheat had the highest PAL and TAL activities. Lignin content of LPS-grown wheat was also significantly reduced from that of plants grown under MH or HPS lamps or in the greenhouse, showing a correlation with the reduced PAL and TAL activities. Ratios of far red-absorbing phytochrome to total phytochrome were similar for all three lamps, but the data do not yet warrant a conclusion about specific wavelengths missing from the LPS lamps that might have induced PAL and TAL activities in plants under the other lamps.

  12. Nuclear reactions and synthesis of new transuranium species

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    Seaborg, G.T.

    1983-01-01

    In this short review, I shall describe the special aspects of heavy ion nuclear reaction mechanisms operative in the transuranium region, the role of new techniques, possible nuclear reactions for the production of additional transuranium elements and nuclear species and the importance of work in this region for the development of nuclear models and theoretical concepts. This discussion should make it clear that a continuing supply of leements and isotopes, some fo them relatively short-lived, produced by the HFIR-TRU facilities, will be a requirement for future synthesis of new elements and isotopes.

  13. Stereoselective synthesis of indolines via organocatalytic thioester enolate addition reactions.

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    Kolarovic, Andrej; Käslin, Alexander; Wennemers, Helma

    2014-08-15

    A straightforward stereoselective synthesis route to indolin-3-yl acetates has been developed using organocatalytic addition reactions of monothiomalonates to ortho-bromo nitrostyrenes as the key step. The addition products of this highly stereoselective one-pot addition-deprotection-decarboxylation sequence were easily further converted to the target indolin-3-yl acetates, via an intramolecular Buchwald-Hartwig coupling reaction. The route provided indolin-3-yl acetates bearing tertiary and exocyclic quarternary stereogenic centers in excellent stereoselectivities and overall yields of 34-83%. PMID:25100030

  14. Ammonia causes decreased brain monoamines in fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas)

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    Ronan, P.J.; Gaikowski, M.P.; Hamilton, S.J.; Buhl, K.J.; Summers, C.H.

    2007-01-01

    Hyperammonemia, arising from variety of disorders, leads to severe neurological dysfunction. The mechanisms of ammonia toxicity in brain are not completely understood. This study investigated the effects of ammonia on monoaminergic systems in brains of fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas). Fish serve as a good model system to investigate hyperammonemic effects on brain function since no liver manipulations are necessary to increase endogenous ammonia concentrations. Using high performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection, monoamines and some associated metabolites were measured from whole brain homogenate. Adult males were exposed for 48??h to six different concentrations of ammonia (0.01-2.36??mg/l unionized) which bracketed the 96-h LC50 for this species. Ammonia concentration-dependent decreases were found for the catecholamines (norepinephrine and dopamine) and the indoleamine serotonin (5-HT). After an initial increase in the 5-HT precursor 5-hydroxytryptophan it too decreased with increasing ammonia concentrations. There were also significant increases in the 5-HIAA/5-HT and DOPAC/DA ratios, often used as measures of turnover. There were no changes in epinephrine (Epi) or monoamine catabolites (DOPAC, 5-HIAA) at any ammonia concentrations tested. Results suggest that ammonia causes decreased synthesis while also causing increased release and degradation. Increased release may underlie behavioral reactions to ammonia exposure in fish. This study adds weight to a growing body of evidence demonstrating that ammonia leads to dysfunctional monoaminergic systems in brain which may underlie neurological symptoms associated with human disorders such as hepatic encephalopathy. ?? 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. Structure Determination and Excited State Proton Transfer Reaction of 1-NAPHTHOL-AMMONIA Clusters in the S_{1} State Studied by Uv-Ir Mid-Ir Spectroscopy

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    Yoshikawa, Shunpei; Miyazaki, Mitsuhiko; Martin, Weiler; Ishikawa, Haruki; Fujii, Masaaki

    2013-06-01

    1-naphthol ammonia clusters have been studied long time as a benchmark system of the excited state proton transfer (ESPT) reactions. Understanding the ESPT reaction in this system has still not been fully established. To detect the cluster size dependence of the S_{1} state properties, many researcher extensively investigated such as emission spectra, lifetime, solvents (ammonia) evaporation pattern. Curiously, cluster structure that is fundamental to discuss the reaction has not been determined for the system. Thus we applied an IR spectroscopy to the S_{1} states of the system to determine the cluster structure and to discuss the minimum size inducing the ionic dissociation of the O-H bond in the S_{1} state. IR spectra were recorded not only the O-H and N-H stretching region (3 {?}m) but also the skeletal vibrational region (5.5-10 {?}m). Though O-H and N-H stretching vibrations do not provide useful structural information due to the broadness, the skeletal vibrations hold the sharpness even in the S_{1} states. Changes in the skeletal vibrations due to the ammonia solvation, e.g. C-O stretching and C-O-H bending, will be discussed based on a comparison with theoretical calculations. O. Cheshnovsky and S. Leutwylar, J. Chem. Phys. 1, 4127 (1988). S. K. Kim et al., Chem. Phys. lett. 228, 369 (1994). C. Dedonder-Lardeux et al., Phys. Chem, Chem, Phys. 3, 4316 (2001).

  16. Interorgan ammonia metabolism in liver failure.

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    Olde Damink, Steven W M; Deutz, Nicolaas E P; Dejong, Cornelis H C; Soeters, Peter B; Jalan, Rajiv

    2002-01-01

    In the post-absorptive state, ammonia is produced in equal amounts in the small and large bowel. Small intestinal synthesis of ammonia is related to amino acid breakdown, whereas large bowel ammonia production is caused by bacterial breakdown of amino acids and urea. The contribution of the gut to the hyperammonemic state observed during liver failure is mainly due to portacaval shunting and not the result of changes in the metabolism of ammonia in the gut. Patients with liver disease have reduced urea synthesis capacity and reduced peri-venous glutamine synthesis capacity, resulting in reduced capacity to detoxify ammonia in the liver. The kidneys produce ammonia but adapt to liver failure in experimental portacaval shunting by reducing ammonia release into the systemic circulation. The kidneys have the ability to switch from net ammonia production to net ammonia excretion, which is beneficial for the hyperammonemic patient. Data in experimental animals suggest that the kidneys could have a major role in post-feeding and post-haemorrhagic hyperammonemia.During hyperammonemia, muscle takes up ammonia and plays a major role in (temporarily) detoxifying ammonia to glutamine. Net uptake of ammonia by the brain occurs in patients and experimental animals with acute and chronic liver failure. Concomitant release of glutamine has been demonstrated in experimental animals, together with large increases of the cerebral cortex ammonia and glutamine concentrations. In this review we will discuss interorgan trafficking of ammonia during acute and chronic liver failure. Interorgan glutamine metabolism is also briefly discussed, since glutamine synthesis from glutamate and ammonia is an important alternative pathway of ammonia detoxification. The main ammonia producing organs are the intestines and the kidneys, whereas the major ammonia consuming organs are the liver and the muscle. PMID:12020618

  17. Synthesis of CdS nanostructures using template-assisted ammonia-free chemical bath deposition

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    Preda, N.; Enculescu, M.; Gherendi, F.; Matei, E.; Toimil-Molares, M. E.; Enculescu, I.

    2012-09-01

    CdS micro- and nano-structures (micro/nanotubes and nanostructured films) were obtained by ammonia-free chemical bath deposition using polymer templates (ion track-etched polycarbonate membranes and poly(styrene-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) nanosphere arrays). The semiconductor structures were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), optical absorption, photoluminescence and electrical measurements. The diameters of CdS tubes are between 300 nm and few microns and the lengths are up to tens of micrometers. The SEM images prove that the CdS films are nanostructured due to the deposition on the polymer nanosphere arrays. For both CdS structures (tubes and films) the XRD patterns show a hexagonal phase. The optical studies reveal a band gap value of about 2.5-2.6 eV and a red luminescence at ˜1.77 eV. A higher increase of conductivity is observed for illuminating the CdS nanostructured film when compared to the simple semiconductor film. This is a consequence of the periodic patterning induced by the polymer nanosphere array.

  18. Thermodynamics of Strecker Synthesis Reactions During Aqueous Alteration of Carbonaceous Chondrite Parent Bodies

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    Schulte, M. D.; Shock, E. L.

    1992-07-01

    The wide acceptance of the parent body aqueous alteration hypothesis to explain the presence of hydrated silicate minerals on carbonaceous chondrite meteorites has led a number of researchers to investigate the suggestion that some of the organic compounds in these meteorites were produced during the silicate mineral alteration event (Bunch and Chang, 1980; Peltzer et al., 1984; Cronin, 1989; Shock and Schulte, 1990). Much of the interest has focused on the mechanisms of amino acid formation, the most favored of which is Strecker synthesis (Peltzer et al., 1984; Cronin, 1989; Kerridge, 1990). The observation of ammonium-bearing minerals in several carbonaceous chondrites (Zolensky and McSween, 1988), as well as the possible detection of the same minerals on asteroids (King et al., 1992), may allow explicit coupling of Strecker synthesis reactions with mineral alteration by aqueous fluids on meteorite parent bodies. In one path of Strecker synthesis, aldehydes or ketones react with HCN and ammonia in aqueous solution to produce amino acids. In the absence of ammonia in the initial reaction step, Strecker synthesis will produce hydroxy acids. This process has also been invoked to explain the presence of hydroxy acids on carbonaceous chondrites (Peltzer et al., 1984). The potential for Strecker synthesis of amino and hydroxy acids can be evaluated from values of the Gibbs free energy of the overall reactions deltaG (sub)r degrees. At 25 degrees C and 1 bar, calculated values of deltaG (sub)r degrees are negative for many examples of overall Strecker synthesis reactions, indicating that these reactions are energetically favored at these conditions. Oxygen isotope systematics indicate that aqueous alteration of carbonaceous chondrites occurred at temperatures from 0 degrees to ~150 degrees C (Clayton and Mayeda, 1984). Values of deltaG (sub)r degrees for reactions involving aqueous organic compounds can be calculated at elevated temperature using standard state properties from the literature together with equations, data and parameters provided by Shock and Helgeson (1990) and Shock (1992). We have used correlation algorithms developed by Shock and Helgeson (1990) to estimate equation-of-state parameters for aqueous aldehydes and HCN. These data and parameters, together with those for aqueous amino acids from Shock and Helgeson (1990), hydroxy acids from Shock (1992) and NH(sub)3 (aq) from Shock et al. (1989) were used to calculate values of deltaG (sub)r degrees for Strecker synthesis reactions at elevated temperatures. All the reactions we have investigated thus far are energetically favored over the entire range of temperatures considered. These preliminary results suggest that Strecker synthesis during aqueous alteration may account for the amino acids and hydroxy acids observed in carbonaceous chondrites. Testing this hypothesis, however, requires simultaneous solution of mass-action and mass-balance equations, together with constraints on initial activities of aldehydes and HCN in the aqueous phase. The presence of these compounds in interstellar space (Turner, 1989) and their inferred concentrations in comets provide constraints on these variables. Additionally, the coupled equilibria between the amino and hydroxy acids produced by Strecker synethesis allow evaluation of the activity of NH(sub)3 (ag). References: Bunch T. E. and Chang S. (1980) Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 44, 1543-1577; Clayton R. N. and Mayeda T. K. (1984) Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 67, 151-161; Cronin J. R. (1989) Adv. Space Res. 9, 5964; Kerridge J. F. (1991) Origins of Life 21, 19-29; King T. V. V., Clark R. N., Calvin W. M., Sherman D. M., and Brown R. H. (1992) Science 255, 1551-1553; Peltzer E. T., Bada J. L., Schlesinger G., and Miller S. L. (1984) Adv. Space Res. 4, 69-74; Shock E. L. (1992) Amer. J. Sci., submitted; Shock E. L. and Helgeson H. C. (1990) Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 54, 2009-2036; Shock E. L., Helgeson H. C., and Sverjensky D. A. (1989) Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 53, 2157-2183; Shock E. L and Schulte M. D. (1990) Nature 343, 728-731; Tur

  19. Synthesis of DiamidoPyrrolyl Molybdenum Complexes Relevant to Reduction of Dinitrogen to Ammonia

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    Chin, J. M.; Müller, P.

    2010-01-01

    A potentially useful trianionic ligand for the reduction of dinitrogen catalytically by molybdenum complexes is one in which one of the arms in a [(RNCH2CH2)3N]3? ligand is replaced by a 2-mesitylpyrrolyl-?-methyl arm, i.e., [(RNCH2CH2)2NCH2(2-MesitylPyrrolyl)]3? (R = C6F5, 3,5-Me2C6H3, or 3,5-t-Bu2C6H3). Compounds have been prepared that contain the ligand in which R = C6F5 ([C6F5N)2Pyr]3?); they include [(C6F5N)2Pyr]Mo(NMe2), [(C6F5N)2Pyr]MoCl, [(C6F5N)2Pyr]MoOTf, and [(C6F5N)2Pyr]MoN. Compounds that contain the ligand in which R = 3,5-t-Bu2C6H3 ([Art-BuN)2Pyr]3?) include {[(Art-BuN)2Pyr]Mo(N2)}Na(15-crown-5), {[(Art-Bu N)2Pyr]Mo(N2)}[NBu4], [(Art-Bu N)2Pyr]Mo(N2) (?NN = 2012 cm?1 in C6D6), {[(Art-Bu N)2Pyr]Mo(NH3)}BPh4, and [(Art-Bu N)2Pyr]Mo(CO). X-ray studies are reported for [(C6F5N)2Pyr]Mo(NMe2), [(C6F5N)2Pyr]MoCl, and [(Art-BuN)2Pyr]MoN. The [(Art-BuN)2Pyr]Mo(N2)0/? reversible couple is found at ?1.96 V (in PhF versus Cp2Fe+/0), but the [(Art-BuN)2Pyr]Mo(N2)+/0 couple is irreversible. Reduction of {[(Art-BuN)2Pyr]Mo(NH3)}BPh4 under Ar at approximately ?1.68 V at a scan rate of 900 mV/sec is not reversible. Ammonia in [(Art-BuN)2Pyr]Mo(NH3) can be substituted for dinitrogen in about 2 hours if 10 equivalents of BPh3 are present to trap the ammonia that is released. [(Art-BuN)2Pyr]Mo-N=NH is a key intermediate in the proposed catalytic reduction of dinitrogen that could not be prepared. Dinitrogen exchange studies in [(Art-BuN)2Pyr]Mo(N2) suggest that steric hindrance by the ligand may be insufficient to protect decomposition of [(Art-BuN)2Pyr]Mo-N=NH through a variety of pathways. Three attempts to reduce dinitrogen catalytically with [(Art-BuN)2Pyr]Mo(N) as a “catalyst” yielded an average of 1.02 ± 0.12 equivalents of NH3. PMID:20799738

  20. Ruthenium catalyzed formation of N-methylformamides from synthesis gas and ammonia

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    Marsella, J.A.; Pez, G.P.

    1986-03-01

    Both RuO/sub 2/.xH/sub 2/O and Ru/sub 3/(CO)/sub 12/ are effective catalyst precursors for the conversion of CO/H/sub 2//NH/sub 3/ mixtures to N-methylformamides and trimethylamine in liquid phase reactor systems. The formation of N-methylated products is enhanced by operating at low NH/sub 3//syngas ratios. The two most plausible mechanisms for the production of N-methylated products involve: a) interception of incipient formaldehyde to form methyl amines and formamides, and b) hydrogenation of formamides to methylated products. Experimental evidence implies that methanol is not involved as a reaction intermediate, but can participate in a parallel reaction when introduced into the reaction mixture.

  1. Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in supercritical reaction media

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    Subramaniam, B.

    1995-05-01

    The goal of the proposed research is to develop novel reactor operating strategies for the catalytic conversion of syngas to transportation grade fuels and oxygenates using near-critical (nc) fluids as reaction media. This will be achieved through systematic investigations aimed at a better fundamental understanding of the physical and chemical rate processes underlying catalytic syngas conversion in nc reaction media. Syngas conversion to fuels and fuel additives on Fe catalysts (Fischer-Tropsch synthesis) was investigated. Specific objectives are to investigate the effects of various nc media, their flow rates and operating pressure on syngas conversion, reactor temperature profiles, product selectivity and catalyst activity in trickle-bed reactors. Solvents that exhibit gas to liquid-like densities with relatively moderate pressure changes (from 25 to 60 bars) at typical syngas conversion temperatures (in the 220-280{degree}C range) will be chosen as reaction media.

  2. Ammonia-free method for synthesis of CdS nanocrystalline thin films through chemical bath deposition technique

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    M. Karimi; M. Rabiee; F. Moztarzadeh; M. Bodaghi; M. Tahriri

    2009-01-01

    The preparation of thin films of CdS by chemical bath deposition is mostly based on the utilisation of ammonia as a complexing agent for cadmium ions. Here we report on a technique based on sodium citrate dihydrate that eliminates the problems of ammonia volatility and toxicity. The crystallites with a size range of 10–20 nm in diameter with zinc blend

  3. Ammonia from iron(II) reduction of nitrite and the Strecker synthesis: do iron(II) and cyanide interfere with each other?

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    Summers, D. P.; Lerner, N.

    1998-01-01

    The question of whether the production of ammonia, from the reduction of nitrite by iron(II), is compatible with its use in the Strecker synthesis of amino acids, or whether the iron and the cyanide needed for the Strecker synthesis interfere with each other, is addressed. Results show that the presence of iron(II) appears to have little, or no, effect on the Strecker synthesis. The presence of cyanide does interfere with reduction of nitrite, but the reduction proceeds at cyanide/iron ratios of less than 4:1. At ratios of about 2:1 and less there is only a small effect. The reduction of nitrite and the Strecker can be combined to proceed in each other's presence, to yield glycine from a mixture of nitrite, Fe+2, formaldehyde, and cyanide.

  4. Domino reaction involving the Bestmann-Ohira reagent and ?,?-unsaturated aldehydes: efficient synthesis of functionalized pyrazoles.

    PubMed

    Ahamad, Shakir; Gupta, Ashis Kumar; Kant, Ruchir; Mohanan, Kishor

    2015-02-01

    A mild, efficient and rapid domino reaction involving the Bestmann-Ohira reagent (BOR) and ?,?-unsaturated aldehydes has been developed for the synthesis of densely functionalized vinylpyrazoles. This reaction demonstrates the dual reactivity of BOR as a homologation reagent as well as a cycloaddition partner, thus constituting a domino reaction in an operationally simple procedure. The application of this efficient synthesis of pyrazoles has been demonstrated for the synthesis of phosphonyl analogues of pyrrolopyrazole alkaloids. PMID:25476791

  5. Effects of ammonia on carbon metabolism in photosynthesizing isolated mesophyll cells from Papaver somniferum L

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    John S. Paul; Karen L. Cornwell; James A. Bassham

    1978-01-01

    Addition of ammonia to a suspension of photosynthesizing isolated mesophyll cells from P. somniferum quantitatively alters the pattern of carbon metabolism by increasing rates of certain key ratelimiting steps leading to amino-acid synthesis and by decreasing rates of rate-limiting steps in alternative biosynthetic pathways. Of particular importance is the stimulation of reactions mediated by pyruvate kinase and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase. The

  6. Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in supercritical reaction media

    SciTech Connect

    Subramaniam, B.

    1992-10-01

    The goal of this research is to thoroughly investigate the feasibility of using supercritical fluid (SCF) solvent medium for carrying out Fischer-Tropsch (FT) synthesis. Research will address the systematic experimental investigations of FT synthesis over supported Fe and Co catalysts in a CSTR and in a fixed-bed reactor at typical synthesis temperatures (240-260[degrees]C). The SCF medium to be employed is n-Hexane (P[sub c] = 29.7 bar; [Tc] = 233.7[degrees]C), while n-Hexadecane will be employed as the liquid reaction medium. Overall conversion, product distribution and catalyst deactivation will be measured in each case for various feed H[sub 2]/CO ratios ranging from 0.5 to 2. Product analyses will be carried out using GC/TCD, GC/FID and GC/MS systems. The fresh and used catalysts will be characterized with respect to active metal dispersion, surface area and pore size distribution.

  7. Tris(Cyclopentadienyl)Uranium-t-Butyl: Synthesis, reactions, and mechanisms

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    Weydert, M.

    1993-04-01

    Compounds (RC[sub 5]H[sub 4])[sub 3]U(t-Bu) were prepared for R = H, Me, Et. Their decomposition products in aromatic solvents are consistent with a radical decomposition pathway induced by solvent-assisted U-C bond homolysis. NMR was used to study the reactions of (RC[sub 5]H[sub 4])[sub 3]UCl with t-BuLi (R = t-Bu, Me[sub 3]Si). Reactions of (MeC[sub 5]H[sub 4])[sub 3]U(t-Bu) with Lewis bases and fluorocarbons were studied. Analogous reaction chemistry between (RC[sub 5]H[sub 4])[sub 3]ThX systems and t-BuLi was also studied, and reactivity differences between U and Th are discussed. Synthesis of sterically crowded (RC[sub 5]H[sub 4])[sub 4]U compounds is next considered. Reaction of the trivalent (RC[sub 5]H[sub 4])[sub 3]U with (RC[sub 5]H[sub 4])[sub 2]Hg results in formation of (RC[sub 5]H[sub 4])[sub 4]U. Steric congestion, cyclopentadienyl ligand exchange, and electron transfer are discussed. (DLC)

  8. Tris(Cyclopentadienyl)Uranium-t-Butyl: Synthesis, reactions, and mechanisms

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    Weydert, M.

    1993-04-01

    Compounds (RC{sub 5}H{sub 4}){sub 3}U(t-Bu) were prepared for R = H, Me, Et. Their decomposition products in aromatic solvents are consistent with a radical decomposition pathway induced by solvent-assisted U-C bond homolysis. NMR was used to study the reactions of (RC{sub 5}H{sub 4}){sub 3}UCl with t-BuLi (R = t-Bu, Me{sub 3}Si). Reactions of (MeC{sub 5}H{sub 4}){sub 3}U(t-Bu) with Lewis bases and fluorocarbons were studied. Analogous reaction chemistry between (RC{sub 5}H{sub 4}){sub 3}ThX systems and t-BuLi was also studied, and reactivity differences between U and Th are discussed. Synthesis of sterically crowded (RC{sub 5}H{sub 4}){sub 4}U compounds is next considered. Reaction of the trivalent (RC{sub 5}H{sub 4}){sub 3}U with (RC{sub 5}H{sub 4}){sub 2}Hg results in formation of (RC{sub 5}H{sub 4}){sub 4}U. Steric congestion, cyclopentadienyl ligand exchange, and electron transfer are discussed. (DLC)

  9. Catalytic synthesis of biologically important metabolites from formaldehyde and ammonia as a putative way of their prebiotic emergence

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    Delidovich, Irina; Taran, Oxana; Simonov, Alexander; Parmon, Valentin

    The modern `RNA-world' theory considering the primary life as a system of self-replicating informational and catalytic oligomers is the most widespread hypothesis of life's origin. At the same time an alternative major theory antithetic to the genetic one exists. It is based on the primary formation of important metabolites and building blocks of biopolymers and appearance of the primordial autocatalytic cycles in geochemical environment. [1]. Encouraged by this theory, we suggest the putative emergence pathways to biologically relevant metabolites from simple precursors: formaldehyde (FA) and ammonia, which are known to be present in the interstellar space [2]. Based on our earlier [3, 4] and novel findings as well as on the literature data [5, 6] the scheme of conjugate autocatalytic processes including photochemical condensation of FA yielding C-C bond and catalytic formation of pyruvaldehyde, pyruvic acid, sugars, aminoacids catalyzed by minerals (aluminum silicate, phoshates) and by aminoacids themselves is proposed. Acetaldehyde, glyoxal, glycol-and glyceraldehydes (GA and GCA) were identified in this work as products of photolysis of FA aqueous solution with summary selectivity up to 20% and can serve as substrates for the synthesis of more complex organic compounds. In turn, alanine and pyruvic acid are formed during UV-irradiation of aqueous solution of acetaldehyde and ammonium nitrate [6]. Pyruvaldehyde formation from GCA and FA in presence of amino acids was observed by A. Weber [5]. Finally, we revealed the catalytic activity of zeolite HZSM-5-17 in acid form towards formation of pyruvaldehyde from GA and GCA in presence of alanine with the yield about 5%. This observation indicates that the assumption of catalytic activity of silica-alumina towards the synthesis of metabolites could be realistic. Prebiotic synthesis of sugars from lower monosacharides, as we showed earlier, could take place over phosphate catalysts [4]. The substrates and the products of the proposed scheme were detected in the interstellar space and meteorites [7, 8], evidencing of the possibility of its realization either on the Protoeath or in the protoplanet disk supplying the initial compounds for contemporary metabolism. Acknowledgements. The financial support of Program RAS, IP SB RAS N 10 is gratefully acknowledged. References 1. A. Eschenmoser, in "Origin of life. Chemical approach", Eds. P. Herdewijn, M.V. Kisakurek, Wiley-VCH, placeCityZurich, 2008 and refs therein. 2. D.A. Williams, J. Phys. Conf. 6, 1-17, 2005. 3. Pestunova, O., Simonov, A., Snytnikov, V., et al., Adv. Space Res. 36/2, 214-219, 2005. 4. Simonov, A., Pestunova, O., Matvienko, L., et al., Adv. Space Res. 40, 1634-1640, 2007. 5. A.L. Weber, Orig. Life Evol. Biosph. 31, 71-86, 2001. 6. T.A. Telegina, et. al., Journ. Evol. Biochim. i Fiziol. (Rus). 4/8, 429-434, 1977. 7. Hollis, J., Jewell, P., Lovas, F., et al., The Astrophysical Journal 613, L45-L48, 2004 8. Cooper, G., Kimmich, N., Belisle, W., et al., Nature 414(6866), 879, 2001.

  10. Templated Synthesis of Peptide Nucleic Acids via Sequence-Selective Base-Filling Reactions

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    Liu, David R.

    Templated Synthesis of Peptide Nucleic Acids via Sequence-Selective Base-Filling Reactions Jennifer describe the templated synthesis of both native and modified peptide nucleic acids (PNAs) through base, 2009; E-mail: drliu@fas.harvard.edu Template-directed nucleic acid synthesis is an essential compo

  11. A Stereoselective Synthesis of (?)-Viridiofungin A Utilizing a TiCl4-Promoted Asymmetric Multicomponent Reaction

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    Ghosh, Arun K.; Kass, Jorden

    2012-01-01

    A stereoselective synthesis of (?)-Viridiofungin A is described. The convergent synthesis utilized a unique highly diastereoselective multicomponent reaction between optically active phenyldihydrofuran and an ?-ketoester to provide two chiral centers including a quarternary carbon center in a single step. Other key steps include an acyloxycarbonum ion-mediated tetrahydrofuran ring-opening reaction and a Julia-Kocienski olefination. PMID:22195730

  12. Liquid Ammonia

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    J. J. Lagowski

    2007-01-01

    This is a review of the use of liquid ammonia as a solvent for chemical processes. Among the subjects covered are the physical properties of the solvent that defines it as “water like.” The physical and chemical processes associated with the formation of solutions and the properties of those solutions are also convered. Included is a discussion of metal?ammonia solutions,

  13. Ammonia Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... ammonia are relatively common in newborns, where the level may rise and fall without causing detectible symptoms. An increased ... Back to top 2. When my increased ammonia level has returned to normal, can it rise again? It depends on why it was increased ...

  14. Effect of primary degradation-reaction products from Ammonia Fiber Expansion (AFEX)-treated corn stover on the growth and fermentation of Escherichia coli KO11.

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    Lau, Ming W; Dale, Bruce E

    2010-10-01

    The primary degradation-reaction products (DRP) identified in Ammonia Fiber Expansion (AFEX)-pretreated corn stover are acetate, lactate, 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde (4HBD) and acetamide. The effects of these products at a broad concentration range were tested on Escherichia coli KO11, a strain engineered for cellulosic ethanol production. Fermentations using glucose or xylose as the sole carbohydrate source and a sugar mixture of glucose and xylose were conducted to determine how these products and sugar selection affected fermentation performance. Co-fermentation of the sugar mixture exhibited the lowest overall ethanol productivity compared to single-sugar fermentations and was more susceptible to inhibition. Metabolic ethanol yield increased with the increasing initial concentration of acetate. Although these degradation-reaction products (with exception of acetamide) are generally perceived to be inhibitory, organic acids and 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde at low levels stimulated fermentation. Adaptation of cells to these products prior to fermentation increased overall fermentation rate. PMID:20627718

  15. [UO2(NH3)5]Br2·NH3: synthesis, crystal structure, and speciation in liquid ammonia solution by first-principles molecular dynamics simulations.

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    Woidy, Patrick; Bühl, Michael; Kraus, Florian

    2015-04-01

    Pentaammine dioxido uranium(vi) dibromide ammonia (1/1), [UO2(NH3)5]Br2·NH3, was synthesized in the form of yellow crystals by the reaction of uranyl bromide, UO2Br2, with dry liquid ammonia. The compound crystallizes orthorhombic in space group Cmcm and is isotypic to [UO2(NH3)5]Cl2·NH3 with a = 13.2499(2), b = 10.5536(1), c = 8.9126(1) Å, V = 1246.29(3) Å(3) and Z = 4 at 123 K. The UO2(2+) cation is coordinated by five ammine ligands and the coordination polyhedron can be best described as pentagonal bipyramid. Car-Parrinello molecular dynamics simulations are reported for [UO2(NH3)5](2+) in the gas phase and in liquid NH3 solution (using the BLYP density functional). According to free-energy simulations, solvation by ammonia has only a small effect on the uranyl-NH3 bond strength. PMID:25797497

  16. Wittig reactions in water. Synthesis of new water-soluble phosphonium salts and their reactions with substituted benzaldehydes

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    Matthew G Russell; Stuart Warren

    1998-01-01

    We report the synthesis of new phosphonium salts which are soluble and stable in basic aqueous solution. The Wittig reactions of these phosphonium salts with substituted benzaldehydes in aqueous sodium hydroxide are discussed. These reactions exclude the use of any organic solvents and the products are isolated by a simple filtration.

  17. Ammonia synthons for the multicomponent assembly of complex ?-lactams

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    Tan, Darlene Q.; Martin, Kevin S.; Fettinger, James C.; Shaw, Jared T.

    2011-01-01

    The synthesis of ?-lactams that are unsubstituted at the 1-position (nitrogen) as well as their subsequent N-functionalization is reported. A recently discovered four-component reaction (4CR) is employed with either an ammonia precursor or a protected form of ammonia that can be deprotected in a subsequent synthetic step. These methods represent the first multicomponent assembly of complex lactam structures that are unsubstituted at nitrogen. In addition, two methods for the introduction of nitrogen substituents that are not possible through the original 4CR are reported. X-ray crystallographic analysis of representative structures reveals conformational changes in the core structure that will enable future deployment of this chemistry in the design and synthesis of diverse collections of lactams suitable for the discovery of new biological probes. PMID:21289284

  18. Construction and evaluation of an automated flow injection-stopped flow analyser for multipoint reaction rate spectrophotometric methods. Determination of ammonia nitrogen, creatinine and phosphate

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    Georgiou, Constantinos A.

    1991-01-01

    The construction and evaluation of a fully automated Flow Injection-Stopped Flow (FI-SF) spectrophotometric analyser is described. A microcomputer (Rockwell AIM 65) is used to control the analyser (sample injection, stop and start of the pump) through a suitable interface. Data acquisition is achieved using a 12 bit ADC card and a suitable subroutine in 6502 assembly language, allowing data sampling at a frequency of 7.5 kHz. The measurement interface and software were evaluated using a voltage ramp generator. A precision of 0.02-1.1% RSD (N =10) was obtained for voltage ramps in the range of 1-37 mVs-1. The FI-SF analyser was evaluated in routine analysis by developing FI-SF kinetic spectrophotometric methods for the determination of ammonia nitrogen (20-250 ppm, 0.4-2.5% RSD) based on the Berthelot reaction, creatinine (20-220 ppm, 0.9-3.6% RSD) based on the Jaffé reaction, and phosphate (5-30 ppm, 1.0-3.3% RSD) based on the phosphomolybdenum blue reaction. The reaction rate is measured by linear fitting of multiple absorbance readings vs time. Algorithms for automated estimation of the residence time, the linear range of the reaction curve, and data treatment are presented. PMID:18924905

  19. Method for polymer synthesis in a reaction well

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    Brennan, Thomas M. (San Francisco, CA)

    1998-01-01

    A method of synthesis for building a polymer chain, oligonucleotides in particular, by sequentially adding monomer units to at least one solid support for growing and immobilizing a polymer chain thereon in a liquid reagent solution. The method includes the step of: A) depositing a liquid reagent in a reaction well (26) in contact with at least one solid support and at least one monomer unit of the polymer chain affixed to the solid support. The well (26) includes at least one orifice (74) extending into the well (26), and is of a size and dimension to form a capillary liquid seal to retain the reagent solution in the well (26) to enable polymer chain growth on the solid support. The method further includes the step of B) expelling the reagent solution from the well (26), while retaining the polymer chain therein. This is accomplished by applying a first gas pressure to the reaction well such that a pressure differential between the first gas pressure and a second gas pressure exerted on an exit (80) of the orifice (74) exceeds a predetermined amount sufficient to overcome the capillary liquid seal and expel the reagent solution from the well (26) through the orifice exit (80).

  20. Method for polymer synthesis in a reaction well

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    Brennan, T.M.

    1998-09-29

    A method of synthesis is described for building a polymer chain, oligonucleotides in particular, by sequentially adding monomer units to at least one solid support for growing and immobilizing a polymer chain thereon in a liquid reagent solution. The method includes the step of: (A) depositing a liquid reagent in a reaction well in contact with at least one solid support and at least one monomer unit of the polymer chain affixed to the solid support. The well includes at least one orifice extending into the well, and is of a size and dimension to form a capillary liquid seal to retain the reagent solution in the well to enable polymer chain growth on the solid support. The method further includes the step of (B) expelling the reagent solution from the well, while retaining the polymer chain therein. This is accomplished by applying a first gas pressure to the reaction well such that a pressure differential between the first gas pressure and a second gas pressure exerted on an exit of the orifice exceeds a predetermined amount sufficient to overcome the capillary liquid seal and expel the reagent solution from the well through the orifice exit. 9 figs.

  1. Ammonia (GCMP)

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    Ammonia fountain: this is a resource in the collection "General Chemistry Multimedia Problems". In an ammonia fountain, a flask is filled with ammonia gas. A tube from the flask extends into a pan of water that contains phenolphthalein. When a rubber bulb full of water is squeezed, the water squirts into the flask. Water from the pan then is pushed into the flask and the indicator changes color. General Chemistry Multimedia Problems ask students questions about experiments they see presented using videos and images. The questions asked apply concepts from different parts of an introductory course, encouraging students to decompartmentalize the material.

  2. Thermal and combined thermal and radiolytic reactions involving nitrous oxide, hydrogen, nitrogen, and ammonia in contact with tank 241-SY-101 simulated waste

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    Bryan, S.A.; Pederson, L.R.

    1996-02-01

    Work described in this report was conducted at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for the Flammable Gas Safety Project, the purpose of which is to develop information needed to support Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC) in their efforts to ensure the safe interim storage of wastes at the Hanford Site. Described in this report are the results of tests to evaluate the rates of thermal and combined thermal and radiolytic reactions involving flammable gases in the presence of Tank 241-SY-101 simulated waste. Flammable gases generated by the radiolysis of water and by the thermal and radiolytic decomposition of organic waste constituents may themselves participate in further reactions. Examples include the decomposition of nitrous oxide to yield nitrogen and oxygen, the reaction of nitrous oxide and hydrogen to produce nitrogen and water, and the reaction of nitrogen and hydrogen to produce ammonia. The composition of the gases trapped in bubbles in the wastes might therefore change continuously as a function of the time that the gas bubbles are retained.

  3. Action Reaction Learning: Analysis and Synthesis of Human Tony Jebara Alex Pentland

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    Action Reaction Learning: Analysis and Synthesis of Human Behaviour Tony Jebara Alex Pentland://jebara.www.media.mit.edu/people/jebara/arl Abstract We propose Action­Reaction Learning as an ap­ proach for analyzing and synthesizing human and its reaction by observing time sequences. We apply this method to analyze human interaction

  4. Action Reaction Learning: Analysis and Synthesis of Human Tony Jebara Alex Pentland

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    Jebara, Tony

    Action Reaction Learning: Analysis and Synthesis of Human Behaviour Tony Jebara Alex Pentland://jebara.www.media.mit.edu/people/jebara/arl Abstract We propose Action-Reaction Learning as an ap- proach for analyzing and synthesizing human and its reaction by observing time sequences. We apply this method to analyze human interaction

  5. Enantioselective Organocatalytic Intramolecular Diels-Alder Reactions. The Asymmetric Synthesis of Solanapyrone D

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    MacMillan, David W. C.

    Enantioselective Organocatalytic Intramolecular Diels-Alder Reactions. The Asymmetric Synthesis the development of enantioselective catalytic variants of the Diels-Alder reaction.1 During this time, remarkable levels of enantiocontrol in the intramolecular Diels-Alder (IMDA) reaction,2,3 a notable deficiency

  6. A Novel Synthesis of r-Amino Acid Derivatives through Catalytic, Enantioselective Ene Reactions of

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    Lectka, Thomas

    A Novel Synthesis of r-Amino Acid Derivatives through Catalytic, Enantioselective Ene Reactions variants are known.2 However, the corresponding catalytic, enantioselective ene reaction between alkenes, enantioselective imino ene reaction of R-imino ester 1 with alkenes 2a-f catalyzed by Lewis acid complex 3 and show

  7. Effect of incremental urea supplementation of a conventional corn silage-based diet on ruminal ammonia concentration and synthesis of microbial protein.

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    Boucher, S E; Ordway, R S; Whitehouse, N L; Lundy, F P; Kononoff, P J; Schwab, C G

    2007-12-01

    One primiparous and 3 multiparous lactating Holstein cows fitted with ruminal and duodenal cannulas were used in a 4 x 4 Latin square design to determine the efficacy of adding urea to a corn silage-based diet on ruminal fermentation and microbial protein synthesis. Dietary treatments were 0, 0.3, 0.6, and 0.9% urea in diet dry matter (DM); urea was manually top dressed and incorporated into the ration. The basal diet contained (DM basis) 52% forage (with 61% of forage provided as corn silage) and 48% concentrate ingredients. The basal diet was formulated to meet National Research Council (NRC, 2001) requirements for energy and all nutrients except rumen-degradable protein (RDP) and metabolizable protein. Experimental periods lasted 14 d with the first 9 d for adaptation. The basal diet, without urea addition, contained 9.2% RDP in DM and had a predicted RDP balance of -167 g/d (NRC, 2001). There were no effects of dietary treatment on ruminal true digestibility of organic matter or ruminal apparent digestibility of neutral detergent fiber and acid detergent fiber. Total ruminal volatile fatty acid concentrations increased linearly with increasing urea level. Feeding increasing amounts of urea quadratically increased rumen ammonia N concentrations (9.0, 11.9, 12.8, and 17.4 mg/dL at 0, 0.3, 0.6, and 0.9% urea supplementation, respectively), passage of microbial N, and microbial N in duodenal digesta as a percentage of nonammonia N. The results of this study indicate that there were some positive effects of adding urea to the described lactating dairy cow diet, and that microbial protein synthesis was maximized at an average ruminal ammonia N concentration of 12.8 mg/dL when urea was added at 0.6% in diet DM. PMID:18024754

  8. UV – INDUCED SYNTHESIS OF AMINO ACIDS FROM AQUEOUS STERILIZED SOLUTION OF AMMONIUM FORMATE AND AMMONIA UNDER HETROGENEOUS CONDITIONS

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    Bisht, G.; Bisht, L. S.

    1990-01-01

    Irradiation of sterilized aqueous solution of ammonium formate and ammonia with UV light in the presence and or absence of certain inorganic sensitizers for 25 hrs. gave six ninhydrin positive products in appreciable amounts. Out of the six products observed fiver were characterized as lysine, serine, glutemic acid, n-amino butyric acid and leucine. The sensitizing effect of additives on ammonium formate was observed in the order; uranium oxide > ammonium formate > ferric oxide > arsenic oxide. PMID:22556511

  9. Equation of state of ammonia

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    Mulford, R.; Swift, D. C.; Hamel, S.

    2014-05-01

    Ammonia and water are critical components of extraterrestrial bodies, determining the density and physical properties of the Outer Planets, their moons, and of extrasolar planets. Ammonia is unusual in having a high heat capacity relative to other molecular species. Equations of state (EOS) are presented for ammonia and for mixtures of ammonia and water. Their properties are discussed in terms of chemical compositions that evolve as pressure and temperature are varied. The NH4OH hydrate of ammonia is known to exist as a separate molecular species at pressures above about 5 GPa, and an effort was made to include reaction between NH3 and H2O in the mixture EOS. The EOS are suitable for calculating structures of icy planets and exoplanets, and of impacts. mass-radius relations which bound the possible interpretations of composition and structure for extraterrestrial bodies of unknown composition, such as exoplanets.

  10. The purine nucleotide cycle. A pathway for ammonia production in the rat kidney.

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    Bogusky, R T; Lowenstein, L M; Lowenstein, J M

    1976-01-01

    Particle-free extracts prepared from kidney cortex of rat catalyze the formation of ammonia via the purine nucleotide cycle. The cycle generates ammonia and fumarate from aspartate, using catalytic amounts of inosine monophosphate, adenylosuccinate, and adenosine monophosphate. The specific activities of the enzymes of the cycle are 1.27+/-0.27 nmol/mg protein per min (SE) for adenoylosuccinate synthetase, 1.38+/-0.16 for adenylosuccinase, and 44.0+/-3.3 for AMP deaminase. Compared with controls, extracts prepared from kidneys of rats fed ammonium chloride for 2 days show a 60% increase in adenylosuccinate synthetase and a threefold increase in adenylosuccinase activity, and a greater and more rapid synthesis of ammonia and adenine nucleotide from aspartate and inosine monophosphate. Extracts prepared from kidneys of rats fed a potassium-deficient diet show a twofold increase in adenylosuccinate synthetase and a threefold increase in adenylosuccinase activity. In such extracts the rate of synthesis of ammonia and adenine nucleotide from aspartate and inosine monophosphate is also increased. These results show that the reactions of the purine nucleotide cycle are present and can operate in extracts of kidney cortex. The operational capacity of the cycle is accelerated by ammonium chloride feeding and potassium depletion, conditions known to increase renal ammonia excretion. Extracts of kidney cortex convert inosine monophosphate to uric acid. This is prevented by addition of allopurinol of 1-pyrophosphoryl ribose 5-phosphate to the reaction mixture. PMID:821968

  11. Benzannulation via the Reaction of Ynamides and Vinylketenes. Application to the Synthesis of Highly Substituted Indoles

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    Lam, Tin Yiu

    A two-stage “tandem strategy” for the synthesis of indoles with a high level of substitution on the six-membered ring is described. Benzannulation based on the reaction of cyclobutenones with ynamides proceeds via a cascade ...

  12. Synthesis of pyroglutamic acid derivatives via double Michael addition reactions of alkynones. 

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    Scansetti, Myriam

    2009-01-01

    I. Synthesis of pyroglutamic acid derivatives via double Michael reactions of alkynones Pyroglutamic acids and their derivatives are common structural units of widespread chemical significance and they have been heavily ...

  13. Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles in xylan solution via Tollens reaction and their detection for Hg2+

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    Luo, Yuqiong; Shen, Suqin; Luo, Jiwen; Wang, Xiaoying; Sun, Runcang

    2014-12-01

    This work reported a facile and green method to prepare highly stable and uniformly distributed Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs), in which a biopolymer xylan was used as the stabilizing and reducing agent via the Tollens reaction under microwave irradiation. Different variables were evaluated to optimize the reaction conditions. Complete characterization was performed using UV-Vis, XRD, TEM, size distribution analysis and XPS. The results revealed that AgNPs were well dispersed with diameters of 20-35 nm due to the packing of xylan. The optimal conditions were as follows: microwave irradiation temperature was 60-70 °C, microwave power was 800 W, microwave time was 30 min, the ratio of xylan to AgNO3 was 50 mg: 0.13 mmol, and ammonia concentration was 2%. In addition, the AgNPs were collected via high-speed centrifugal separation, and the supernatant was tested by HPAEC, GPC, FT-IR, and NMR. By comparing the structure of xylan before and after the reaction, the reaction mechanism was discussed. It was noted that the xylan-AgNPs composites showed high selectivity and sensitivity for Hg2+ detection. The other 15 metal ions used had no obvious effect on the detection of Hg2+, and the limit of detection (LOD) was 4.6 nM, which is lower than the allowed maximum level of 30 nM for drinking water by WHO. In addition, the xylan-AgNPs composites can be applied for Hg2+ detection in real water samples. This study provides a novel way for the high-value utilization of a rich biomass resource, and a green method for the synthesis of AgNPs for the selective and sensitive detection of harmful heavy metals.This work reported a facile and green method to prepare highly stable and uniformly distributed Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs), in which a biopolymer xylan was used as the stabilizing and reducing agent via the Tollens reaction under microwave irradiation. Different variables were evaluated to optimize the reaction conditions. Complete characterization was performed using UV-Vis, XRD, TEM, size distribution analysis and XPS. The results revealed that AgNPs were well dispersed with diameters of 20-35 nm due to the packing of xylan. The optimal conditions were as follows: microwave irradiation temperature was 60-70 °C, microwave power was 800 W, microwave time was 30 min, the ratio of xylan to AgNO3 was 50 mg: 0.13 mmol, and ammonia concentration was 2%. In addition, the AgNPs were collected via high-speed centrifugal separation, and the supernatant was tested by HPAEC, GPC, FT-IR, and NMR. By comparing the structure of xylan before and after the reaction, the reaction mechanism was discussed. It was noted that the xylan-AgNPs composites showed high selectivity and sensitivity for Hg2+ detection. The other 15 metal ions used had no obvious effect on the detection of Hg2+, and the limit of detection (LOD) was 4.6 nM, which is lower than the allowed maximum level of 30 nM for drinking water by WHO. In addition, the xylan-AgNPs composites can be applied for Hg2+ detection in real water samples. This study provides a novel way for the high-value utilization of a rich biomass resource, and a green method for the synthesis of AgNPs for the selective and sensitive detection of harmful heavy metals. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c4nr05999a

  14. Synthesis of Non-racemic ?-Hydroxyphosphonates via Asymmetric Phospho-Aldol Reaction.

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    Spilling, Christopher D; Malla, Raj K

    2015-01-01

    It has been more than 50 years since the first phospho-aldol reactions of dialkyl phosphites were reported. These efficient P-C bond-forming reactions have become the cornerstone of methods for the synthesis of ?-hydroxyphosphonates and, by numerous available substitution reactions, the synthesis of other ?- and ?-substituted phosphonates and phosphonic acids. Much of the interest in ?- and ?-substituted phosphonates and phosphonic acids has been stimulated by reports of their biological activity, which is often dependent upon their absolute and relative stereochemistry. In this chapter, we review diastereoselective and enantioselective additions of dialkyl phosphites to aldehydes and ketones, otherwise called the phospho-aldol, Pudovik or Abramov reactions. PMID:25467537

  15. Synthesis of tetrazole-fused glycosides by a tandem fragmentation-cyclization reaction.

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    Paz, Nieves R; Santana, Andrés G; Francisco, Cosme G; Suárez, Ernesto; González, Concepción C

    2012-07-01

    The fragmentation of anomeric alkoxyl radicals (ARF) and the subsequent intramolecular cyclization promoted by hypervalent iodine reagents provide an excellent method for the synthesis of tetrazolo-sugars. This new reaction offers additional advantages for the synthesis of these compounds, including the ready availability of the starting materials, experimental simplicity, mild conditions, and good yields. PMID:22694091

  16. Asymmetric total synthesis of (-)-scabronine G via intramolecular double Michael reaction and Prins cyclization.

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    Kanoh, Naoki; Sakanishi, Kohei; Iimori, Emiko; Nishimura, Ken'ichi; Iwabuchi, Yoshiharu

    2011-06-01

    The enantioselective total synthesis of (-)-scabronine G is described. The key features of the present synthesis include the construction of a 5-6 ring system containing two quaternary carbon centers via a diastereoselective intramolecular double Michael reaction and the formation of a seven-membered ring using a Prins cyclization. PMID:21548644

  17. Ammonia formation by metal-ligand cooperative hydrogenolysis of a nitrido ligand

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    Askevold, Bjorn; Nieto, Jorge Torres; Tussupbayev, Samat; Diefenbach, Martin; Herdtweck, Eberhardt; Holthausen, Max C.; Schneider, Sven

    2011-07-01

    Bioinspired hydrogenation of N2 to ammonia at ambient conditions by stepwise nitrogen protonation/reduction with metal complexes in solution has experienced remarkable progress. In contrast, the highly desirable direct hydrogenation with H2 remains difficult. In analogy to the heterogeneously catalysed Haber-Bosch process, such a reaction is conceivable via metal-centred N2 splitting and unprecedented hydrogenolysis of the nitrido ligands to ammonia. We report the synthesis of a ruthenium(IV) nitrido complex. The high nucleophilicity of the nitrido ligand is demonstrated by unusual N-C coupling with ?-acidic CO. Furthermore, the terminal nitrido ligand undergoes facile hydrogenolysis with H2 at ambient conditions to produce ammonia in high yield. Kinetic and quantum chemical examinations of this reaction suggest cooperative behaviour of a phosphorus-nitrogen-phosphorus pincer ligand in rate-determining heterolytic hydrogen splitting.

  18. Ammonia formation by metal-ligand cooperative hydrogenolysis of a nitrido ligand.

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    Askevold, Bjorn; Nieto, Jorge Torres; Tussupbayev, Samat; Diefenbach, Martin; Herdtweck, Eberhardt; Holthausen, Max C; Schneider, Sven

    2011-07-01

    Bioinspired hydrogenation of N(2) to ammonia at ambient conditions by stepwise nitrogen protonation/reduction with metal complexes in solution has experienced remarkable progress. In contrast, the highly desirable direct hydrogenation with H(2) remains difficult. In analogy to the heterogeneously catalysed Haber-Bosch process, such a reaction is conceivable via metal-centred N(2) splitting and unprecedented hydrogenolysis of the nitrido ligands to ammonia. We report the synthesis of a ruthenium(IV) nitrido complex. The high nucleophilicity of the nitrido ligand is demonstrated by unusual N-C coupling with ?-acidic CO. Furthermore, the terminal nitrido ligand undergoes facile hydrogenolysis with H(2) at ambient conditions to produce ammonia in high yield. Kinetic and quantum chemical examinations of this reaction suggest cooperative behaviour of a phosphorus-nitrogen-phosphorus pincer ligand in rate-determining heterolytic hydrogen splitting. PMID:21697873

  19. Formation of brown carbon via reactions of ammonia with secondary organic aerosols from biogenic and anthropogenic precursors

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    Nizkorodov, Sergey

    occurs for a wide range of biogenic and anthropogenic aerosols. Aqueous reaction with ammonium ion coefficient a b s t r a c t Filter samples of secondary organic aerosols (SOA) generated from the ozone (O3 in color (limonene SOA). The aqueous phase reactions with dissolved ammonium (NH4 þ ) salts

  20. Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles in xylan solution via Tollens reaction and their detection for Hg(2+).

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    Luo, Yuqiong; Shen, Suqin; Luo, Jiwen; Wang, Xiaoying; Sun, Runcang

    2015-01-14

    This work reported a facile and green method to prepare highly stable and uniformly distributed Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs), in which a biopolymer xylan was used as the stabilizing and reducing agent via the Tollens reaction under microwave irradiation. Different variables were evaluated to optimize the reaction conditions. Complete characterization was performed using UV-Vis, XRD, TEM, size distribution analysis and XPS. The results revealed that AgNPs were well dispersed with diameters of 20-35 nm due to the packing of xylan. The optimal conditions were as follows: microwave irradiation temperature was 60-70 °C, microwave power was 800 W, microwave time was 30 min, the ratio of xylan to AgNO3 was 50 mg: 0.13 mmol, and ammonia concentration was 2%. In addition, the AgNPs were collected via high-speed centrifugal separation, and the supernatant was tested by HPAEC, GPC, FT-IR, and NMR. By comparing the structure of xylan before and after the reaction, the reaction mechanism was discussed. It was noted that the xylan-AgNPs composites showed high selectivity and sensitivity for Hg(2+) detection. The other 15 metal ions used had no obvious effect on the detection of Hg(2+), and the limit of detection (LOD) was 4.6 nM, which is lower than the allowed maximum level of 30 nM for drinking water by WHO. In addition, the xylan-AgNPs composites can be applied for Hg(2+) detection in real water samples. This study provides a novel way for the high-value utilization of a rich biomass resource, and a green method for the synthesis of AgNPs for the selective and sensitive detection of harmful heavy metals. PMID:25429650

  1. Microwave-assisted organic synthesis and transformations using benign reaction media.

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    Polshettiwar, Vivek; Varma, Rajender S

    2008-05-01

    A nonclassical heating technique using microwaves, termed "Bunsen burner of the 21st century", is rapidly becoming popular and is dramatically reducing reaction times. The significant outcomes of microwave (MW)-assisted green chemistry endeavors, which have resulted in the development of synthetic protocols for drugs and fine chemicals synthesis that are relatively more sustainable, are summarized. The use of emerging microwave-assisted chemistry techniques in conjunction with greener reaction media is dramatically reducing chemical waste and reaction times in several organic syntheses and chemical transformations. A brief historic account of our own experiences in developing MW-assisted organic transformations, which involve various benign alternatives, such as solid-supported reagents, and greener reaction media, namely, aqueous, ionic liquid, and solvent-free, for the synthesis of various heterocycles, coupling reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions, and some name reactions are described. Synthesis of Heterocycles. The synthetic chemistry community has been under increased pressure to produce, in an environmentally benign fashion, the myriad of heterocyclic systems required by society in a short span of time, and one of the best options to accelerate these synthetic processes is to use MW technology. The efficient use of the MW heating approach for the synthesis of various heterocyclic compounds in aqueous and solvent-free medium is discussed. Organic Named Reactions. The application of MW chemistry for various named reaction such as the Prins reaction, the Suzuki reaction, the Heck reaction, the Aza-Michael reaction, Trost's gamma-addition, and the Cannizzaro reaction are summarized. Synthesis and Application of Ionic Liquids. Ionic liquids (ILs), being polar and ionic, in character couple with MW irradiation very efficiently and are, therefore, ideal MW-absorbing candidates for expediting chemical reactions. MW-assisted solvent-free synthesis and application of ILs are discussed. Oxidation-Reduction Reactions. MW protocols using mineral oxides such as alumina, silica, and clay to immobilize reagents on such solid supports have been extensively explored under "dry" media conditions. Various solvent-free examples of oxidation reactions are discussed that involve mixing of neat substrates with clay-supported iron(III) nitrate (clayfen) or iodobenzene diacetate (IBD) as an oxidant; some interesting MW reduction protocols using borohydrides are also discussed. Protection-Deprotection Reactions. The protection and deprotection of alcohols and amines are common events in multistep organic syntheses. Various protection and deprotection protocols under MW irradiation are discussed, including tetrahydropyranylation and (benzyloxycarbonyl) (Cbz)-protection, which are the most frequently employed methods. PMID:18419142

  2. Synthesis of Isoquinuclidines from Highly Substituted Dihydropyridines via the Diels-Alder Reaction

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    Martin, Rhia M.; Bergman, Robert G.; Ellman, Jonathan A.

    2013-01-01

    A stereo- and regioselective Diels-Alder reaction for the synthesis of highly substituted isoquinuclidines from dihydropyridines and electron deficient alkenes has been developed. While reactions with activated dienophiles proceed readily under thermal conditions, the use of Lewis acid additives is necessary to facilitate cycloadditions for less reactive alkenes. This procedure affords the target compounds in high yields and diastereoselectivities. PMID:23320852

  3. Facile synthesis of ?-ketophosphonates by an intermolecular Stetter reaction onto vinylphosphonates.

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    Patra, Atanu; Bhunia, Anup; Biju, Akkattu T

    2014-09-19

    The atom-economic and practical N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) catalyzed Stetter reaction for the synthesis of ?-ketophosphonates by the reaction of aromatic aldehydes with vinylphosphonates is reported. The NHC derived from N-mesitylimidazolium salt (IMes) was an effective catalyst for this transformation, and the products were formed in moderate to good yields. PMID:25192401

  4. Intermixing criteria for reaction synthesis of Ni/Al multilayered microfoils

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    Hong, Soon Hyung

    that the dependence of the ignition temperature for Ni/Al diffusion couples on the heating rate was a result from the reactant had a much smaller effect on reaction propagation than did the conductive heat lossesIntermixing criteria for reaction synthesis of Ni/Al multilayered microfoils Hee Y. Kim a , Dong S

  5. Asymmetric disulfonimide-catalyzed synthesis of ?-amino-?-ketoester derivatives by vinylogous Mukaiyama-Mannich reactions.

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    Wang, Qinggang; van Gemmeren, Manuel; List, Benjamin

    2014-12-01

    An organocatalytic asymmetric synthesis of ?-amino-?-ketoester derivatives has been developed. A chiral disulfonimide (DSI) serves as a highly efficient precatalyst for a vinylogous Mukaiyama-Mannich reaction of readily available dioxinone-derived silyloxydienes with N-Boc-protected imines, delivering products in excellent yields and enantioselectivities. The synthetic utility of this reaction is illustrated in various transformations, including a new C?C bond-forming reaction, which provide useful enantioenriched building blocks. The methodology is applied in a formal synthesis of (-)-lasubin. PMID:25348924

  6. Bifunctional Iminophosphorane Organocatalysts for Enantioselective Synthesis: Application to the Ketimine Nitro-Mannich Reaction

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    2013-01-01

    The design, synthesis, and development of a new class of modular, strongly basic, and tunable bifunctional Brønsted base/H-bond-donor organocatalysts are reported. These catalysts incorporate a triaryliminophosphorane as the Brønsted basic moiety and are readily synthesized via a last step Staudinger reaction of a chiral organoazide and a triarylphosphine. Their application to the first general enantioselective organocatalytic nitro-Mannich reaction of nitromethane to unactivated ketone-derived imines allows the enantioselective construction of ?-nitroamines possessing a fully substituted carbon atom. The reaction is amenable to multigram scale-up, and the products are useful for the synthesis of enantiopure 1,2-diamine and ?-amino acid derivatives. PMID:24107070

  7. Diffusion of ammonia gas in PDMS characterized by ATR spectroscopy

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    Levinský, Petr; Kalvoda, Ladislav; Aubrecht, Jan; Fojtíková, Jaroslava

    2015-01-01

    The kinetic parameters of a chemo-optical transducer layer sensitive to gaseous ammonia are characterized by means of attenuation total reflection method. The tested layer consists of cross-linked polydimethylsiloxane matrix sensitized by quinoline-based organometallic dye showing the selective chemical reaction with ammonia. Upper and lower limits of the ammonia diffusion coefficient and the ammonia-dye reaction constant are derived from the obtained experimental data and compared with other data available in literature and obtained from computer simulations.

  8. Samarium Diiodide-Mediated Reactions in Total Synthesis

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    Nicolaou, K. C.; Ellery, Shelby P.; Chen, Jason S.

    2009-01-01

    Introduced by Henri Kagan more than three decades ago, samarium diiodide (SmI2) has found increasing applications in chemical synthesis. This single-electron reducing agent has been particularly useful in C–C bond formations, including those found in total synthesis endeavors. This Review highlights selected applications of SmI2 in total synthesis, with special emphasis on novel transformations and mechanistic considerations. The examples discussed are both illustrative of the power of this reagent in complex molecule construction and inspirational for the design of synthetic strategies toward such targets, both natural and designed. PMID:19714695

  9. The synthesis and benzannulation reactions of (trialkylsilyl)vinylketenes

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    Austin, Wesley F

    2008-01-01

    (Trialkylsilyl)vinylketenes ("TAS-vinylketenes") are versatile four-carbon building blocks in a variety of methods for the synthesis of carbocyclic and heterocyclic compounds. This thesis discusses the development of a new ...

  10. A theoretical study of the condensation reactions of methyl cation with ammonia, water, hydrogen fluoride and hydrogen sulphide

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    Nobes, Ross H.; Radom, Leo

    1983-01-01

    Ab initio molecular orbital calculations have been used to study the condensation reactions of CH 3- with NH 3, H 2O, HF and H 2S. Geometry optimization has been carried out at the Hartree—Fock (HF) level with the split-valence plus d-polarization 6-31G* basis set and improved relative energies obtained from calculations which employ the split-valence plus dp-polarization 6-31G** basis set with electron correlation incorporated via Moller—Plesset perturbation theory terminated at third order (MP3). Zero-point vibrational energies have also been determined and taken into account in deriving relative energies. The structures of the intermediates CH 3XH - (X = NH 2, OH, F and SH) have been obtained and dissociation of these intermediates into CH 2X + + H 2 on the one hand, and CH 3- + HX on the other, has been examined. It is found that for those species for which the methyl condensation reaction is observed to have an appreciable rate (X = NH 2 and SH), the transition structure for hydrogen elimination from CH 3XH - lies significantly lower in energy than the reactants CH 3- + HX (by 75 and 70 kJ mol -1 respectively). On the other hand, for those species for which the methyl condensation reaction is not observed (X = OH and F), the transition structure for H 2 elimination lies higher in energy than CH 3- + HX (by 6 and 87 kJ mol -1 respectively).

  11. Enabling electrochemical reduction of nitrogen to ammonia at ambient conditions through rational catalyst design.

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    Abghoui, Younes; Garden, Anna L; Hlynsson, Valtýr Freyr; Björgvinsdóttir, Snædís; Ólafsdóttir, Hrefna; Skúlason, Egill

    2015-02-01

    Commercial design of a sustainable route for on-site production of ammonia represents a potential economic and environmental breakthrough. In an analogous process to the naturally occurring enzymatic mechanism, synthesis of ammonia could be achieved in an electrochemical cell, in which electricity would be used to reduce atmospheric nitrogen and water into ammonia at ambient conditions. To date, such a process has not been realized due to slow kinetics and low faradaic efficiencies. Although progress has been made in this regard, at present there exists no device that can produce ammonia efficiently from air and water at room temperature and ambient pressure. In this work, a scheme is presented in which electronic structure calculations are used to screen for catalysts that are stable, active and selective towards N2 electro-reduction to ammonia, while at the same time suppressing the competing H2 evolution reaction. The scheme is applied to transition metal nitride catalysts. The most promising candidates are the (100) facets of the rocksalt structures of VN and ZrN, which show promise of producing ammonia in high yield at low onset potentials. PMID:25446373

  12. Developing novel organocatalyzed aldol reactions for the enantioselective synthesis of biologically active molecules

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    Bhanushali, Mayur; Zhao, Cong-Gui

    2011-01-01

    Aldol reaction is one of the most important methods for the formation of carbon-carbon bonds. Because of its significance and usefulness, asymmetric versions of this reaction have been realized with different approaches in the past. Over the last decade, the area of organocatalysis has made significant progresses. As one of most studied reactions in organocatalyses, organocatalyzed aldol reaction has emerged as a powerful tool for the synthesis of a large number of useful products in optically enriched forms. In this review, we summarize our efforts on the development of novel organocatalyzed aldol reactions for the enantioselective synthesis of biological active molecules. Literatures closely related to our studies are also covered. PMID:21918584

  13. Preparation of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs)Cordierite Monoliths by Catalytic Chemical Vapor Deposition as Catalyst Supports for Ammonia Synthesis

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    Binbin Gong; Rong Wang; Bingyu Lin; Feng Xie; Xiujin Yu; Kemei Wei

    2008-01-01

    Tunable carbon nanotubles (CNTs)-coated monoliths as catalyst supports were prepared by catalytic chemical vapor deposition\\u000a (CCVD) over deposited cobalt on cordierite. The influence of the preparation conditions such as the cobalt nitrate loading\\u000a on the cordierite monoliths, the flow rate of reaction gases, reaction time and temperature on CNTs yield, thermal properties\\u000a and structural features of the resulting materials were

  14. Ammonia toxicity under hyponatremic conditions in astrocytes: De novo synthesis of amino acids for the osmoregulatory response

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    Claudia Zwingmann; Dieter Leibfritz

    2005-01-01

    This study investigates how the metabolic activity and de novo synthesis of amino acids from glucose correlate with changes in intracellular organic osmolytes involved in astrocytic volume regulation during hyperammonemia and hyponatremia. Multinuclear (1H-, 31P-, 13C-) NMR spectra were recorded to quantify water-soluble metabolites, the cellular energy state, as well as the incorporation of [1-13C]glucose into amino acids of primary

  15. Regeneration of ammonia borane from polyborazylene

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    Sutton, Andrew; Gordon, John C; Ott, Kevin C; Burrell, Anthony K

    2013-02-05

    Method of producing ammonia borane, comprising providing a reagent comprising a dehydrogenated material in a suitable solvent; and combining the reagent with a reducing agent comprising hydrazine, a hydrazine derivative, or combinations thereof, in a reaction which produces a mixture comprising ammonia borane.

  16. Is there in vivo evidence for amino acid shuttles carrying ammonia from neurons to astrocytes?

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    Rothman, Douglas L.; De Feyter, Henk M.; Maciejewski, Paul K.; Behar, Kevin L.

    2013-01-01

    The high in vivo flux of the glutamate/glutamine cycle puts a strong demand on the return of ammonia released by phosphate activated glutaminase from the neurons to the astrocytes in order to maintain nitrogen balance. In this paper we review several amino acid shuttles that have been proposed for balancing the nitrogen flows between neurons and astrocytes in the glutamate/glutamine cycle. All of these cycles depend on the directionality of glutamate dehydrogenase, catalyzing reductive glutamate synthesis (forward reaction) in the neuron in order to capture the ammonia released by phosphate activated glutaminase, while catalyzing oxidative deamination of glutamate (reverse reaction) in the astrocytes to release ammonia for glutamine synthesis. Reanalysis of results from in vivo experiments using 13N and 15N labeled ammonia and leucine in rats suggests that the maximum flux of the alanine/lactate or branched chain amino acid/branched chain amino acid transaminase shuttles between neurons and astrocytes are approximately 3-5 times lower than would be required to account for the ammonia transfer from neurons to astrocytes needed for glutamine synthesis (amide nitrogen) to sustain the glutamate/glutamine cycle. However, in the rat brain both the total ammonia fixation rate by glutamate dehydrogenase and the total branched chain amino acid transaminase activity are sufficient to support a branched chain amino acid/branched chain keto acid shuttle, as proposed by Hutson and coworkers, which would support the de novo synthesis of glutamine in the astrocyte to replace the ? 20% of neurotransmitter glutamate that is oxidized. A higher fraction of the nitrogen needs of total glutamate neurotransmitter cycling could be supported by hybrid cycles in which glutamate and tricarboxylic acid cycle intermediates act as a nitrogen shuttle. A limitation of all in vivo studies in animals conducted to date is that none have shown transfer of nitrogen for glutamine amide synthesis, either as free ammonia or via an amino acid from the neurons to the astrocytes. Future work will be needed, perhaps using methods for selectively labeling nitrogen in neurons, to conclusively establish the rate of amino acid nitrogen shuttles in vivo and their coupling to the glutamate/glutamine cycle. PMID:23104556

  17. Synthesis of branched iminosugars through a hypervalent iodine(III)-mediated radical-polar crossover reaction.

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    Santana, Andrés G; Paz, Nieves R; Francisco, Cosme G; Suárez, Ernesto; González, Concepción C

    2013-08-01

    The synthesis of a novel type of branched iminosugars is described. This synthetic strategy is based on two key reactions: first, an aldol reaction with formaldehyde in order to introduce selectively the hydroxymethyl branch, and second, a tandem ?-fragmentation-intramolecular cyclization reaction. The combination of both reactions afforded a battery of compounds exhibiting a great structural complexity, with the concomitant formation of a quaternary center, starting from readily available aldoses. With this approach we have demonstrated the usefulness of the fragmentation of anomeric alkoxyl radicals (ARF) promoted by the PhIO/I2 system for the preparation of new compounds with potential interest for both medicinal and synthetic chemists. PMID:23834195

  18. A combined intramolecular Diels-Alder/intramolecular Schmidt reaction: Formal synthesis of (+/-)-stenine

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    Golden, Jennifer E.; Aubé , Jeffrey

    2002-01-01

    of the intramolecular Schmidt reaction of azides and ketones in total synthesis. [2] Herein, we describe the combination of an intramolecular Schmidt reaction with an intramolecular Diels-Alder process ? two efficient reactions that benefit from Lewis acid promotion... , reflux 48 h 675 43% 12% 24% 1. PPTS, EtOH 2. (COCl) 2 , DMSO, NEt 3 3. [(MeO) 2 P(O)CH 2 ]Li, -78 ?C 4. TPAP, NMO, sieves 5. Ba(OH) 2 ?8H 2 O, 55% overall Scheme 2 11 12 The cascade reaction substrate 4 was prepared using standard methodology (Scheme...

  19. Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in supercritical reaction media

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    Subramaniam, B.; Bochniak, D.; Snavely, K.

    1993-01-01

    Our goals for this quarter were to complete construction of the reactor and analytical units for carrying out Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) synthesis in liquid (n-hexadecane) and in supercritical n-hexane phases. Progress during this quarter was slower than expected.

  20. Lewis Acid and/or Lewis Base catalyzed [3+2] cycloaddition reaction: Synthesis of pyrazoles and pyrazolines

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Lewis Acid and/or Lewis Base catalyzed [3+2] cycloaddition reaction: Synthesis of pyrazoles is reported. All the reactions were carried out under no strong bases/acids, solvent free conditions+2] cycloaddition reaction strategy to form five membered ring systems through the reaction partners of 1,3-dipoles

  1. Organocatalytic asymmetric cascade reactions of 7-vinylindoles: diastereo- and enantioselective synthesis of C7-functionalized indoles.

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    Shi, Feng; Zhang, Hong-Hao; Sun, Xiao-Xue; Liang, Jing; Fan, Tao; Tu, Shu-Jiang

    2015-02-16

    The first catalytic asymmetric cascade reaction of 7-vinylindoles has been established by the rational design of such substrates. Cascade reactions with isatin-derived 3-indolylmethanols in the presence of a chiral phosphoric acid derivative allow the diastereo- and enantioselective synthesis of C7-functionalized indoles as well as the construction of cyclopenta[b]indole and spirooxindole frameworks (all >95:5 d.r., 94->99?% ee). This approach not only addresses the great challenge of the catalytic asymmetric synthesis of C7-functionalized indoles, but also provides an efficient method for constructing biologically important cyclopenta[b]indole and spirooxindole scaffolds with excellent optical purity. Investigation of the reaction pathway and activation mode has suggested that this cascade reaction proceeds through a vinylogous Michael addition/Friedel-Crafts process, in which dual H-bonding activation of the two reactants plays a crucial role. PMID:25521722

  2. Design, synthesis, and carbon-heteroatom coupling reactions of organometallic nickel(IV) complexes.

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    Camasso, Nicole M; Sanford, Melanie S

    2015-03-13

    Homogeneous nickel catalysis is used for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, natural products, and polymers. These reactions generally proceed via nickel intermediates in the Ni(0), Ni(I), Ni(II), and/or Ni(III) oxidation states. In contrast, Ni(IV) intermediates are rarely accessible. We report herein the design, synthesis, and characterization of a series of organometallic Ni(IV) complexes, accessed by the reaction of Ni(II) precursors with the widely used oxidant S-(trifluoromethyl)dibenzothiophenium triflate. These Ni(IV) complexes undergo highly selective carbon(sp(3))-oxygen, carbon(sp(3))-nitrogen, and carbon(sp(3))-sulfur coupling reactions with exogenous nucleophiles. The observed reactivity has the potential for direct applications in the development of nickel-catalyzed carbon-heteroatom coupling reactions. PMID:25766226

  3. Quinones as dienophiles in the Diels-Alder reaction: history and applications in total synthesis.

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    Nawrat, Christopher C; Moody, Christopher J

    2014-02-17

    In the canon of reactions available to the organic chemist engaged in total synthesis, the Diels-Alder reaction is among the most powerful and well understood. Its ability to rapidly generate molecular complexity through the simultaneous formation of two carbon-carbon bonds is almost unrivalled, and this is reflected in the great number of reported applications of this reaction. Historically, the use of quinones as dienophiles is highly significant, being the very first example investigated by Diels and Alder. Herein, we review the application of the Diels-Alder reaction of quinones in the total synthesis of natural products. The highlighted examples span some 60?years from the landmark syntheses of morphine (1952) and reserpine (1956) by Gates and Woodward, respectively, through to the present day examples, such as the tetracyclines. PMID:24446164

  4. Synthesis of Single-Crystalline Niobate Nanorods via Ion-Exchange Based on Molten-Salt Reaction

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    Synthesis of Single-Crystalline Niobate Nanorods via Ion-Exchange Based on Molten-Salt Reaction by employing hydrothermal reaction2 or templates,3 molten-salt syn- thesis,4 and composite- exchange approach for the synthesis of single-crystal sodium and calcium niobates nanorods based on molten-salt

  5. Synthesis of Programmable Reaction-Diffusion Fronts Using DNA Catalyzers

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    Zadorin, Anton S.; Rondelez, Yannick; Galas, Jean-Christophe; Estevez-Torres, André

    2015-02-01

    We introduce a DNA-based reaction-diffusion (RD) system in which reaction and diffusion terms can be precisely and independently controlled. The effective diffusion coefficient of an individual reaction component, as we demonstrate on a traveling wave, can be reduced up to 2.7-fold using a self-assembled hydrodynamic drag. The intrinsic programmability of this RD system allows us to engineer, for the first time, orthogonal autocatalysts that counterpropagate with minimal interaction. Our results are in excellent quantitative agreement with predictions of the Fisher-Kolmogorov-Petrovskii-Piscunov model. These advances open the way for the rational engineering of pattern formation in pure chemical RD systems.

  6. Synthesis of biaryls via decarboxylative Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction.

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    Becht, Jean-Michel; Catala, Cédric; Drian, Claude Le; Wagner, Alain

    2007-04-26

    [reaction: see text] A simple and efficient route to biaryls via Pd-catalyzed decarboxylative cross-couplings of arene carboxylic acids and aryl iodides is reported. The PdCl2/AsPh3 catalytic system in the presence of Ag2CO3 in DMSO was found to be particularly efficient to perform this transformation. This reaction can be extended to the synthesis of various biaryls, including sterically hindered biaryls, with yields ranging from 58% to 90%. PMID:17411063

  7. Iodine catalyzed one-pot five-component reactions for direct synthesis of densely functionalized piperidines

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    Abu T. Khan; Kranthi K. R. Bannuru

    2010-01-01

    A simple and convenient one-pot multicomponent reaction (MCR) has been developed for the synthesis of highly functionalized piperidines catalyzed by molecular iodine. This strategy demonstrated five-component reactions of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds, amines and aromatic aldehydes in methanol using 10 mol % of iodine at room temperature. This methodology provides an alternative approach for easy access of highly and fully substituted piperidines in moderate

  8. Efficient synthesis and reactions of 1,2-dipyrrolylethynes

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    Tanui, Hillary K.; Hao, Erhong; Ihachi, Moses I.; Fronczek, Frank R.; Smith, Kevin M.; Vicente, M. Graça H.

    2011-01-01

    Various dipyrroles possess important motifs for construction of pyrrole-containing pigments. A series of 1,2-dipyrrolylethynes (4a–d) has been efficiently synthesized using an improved one-pot double Sonagashira coupling from trimethylsilylethyne and various 2-iodopyrroles. The resulting 1,2-dipyrrolylethynes were further transformed into novel indolyl-, ethenyl- and carboranyl-dipyrroles (5–7) using the Larock indole synthesis, stereoselective catalytic hydrogenation, or B10H14. Indolyl-dipyrroles were found to selectively bind fluoride ions using one pyrrolic and the indolyl NHs, whereas the carboranyl- and ethenyl-dipyrroles are potentially valuable precursors for the synthesis of porphyrin isomers and expanded pigments. PMID:21822371

  9. Synthesis of 4- and 6-azaindoles via the Fischer reaction.

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    Jeanty, Matthieu; Blu, Jérôme; Suzenet, Franck; Guillaumet, Gérald

    2009-11-19

    Contrary to the common idea that Fischer indole cyclization often cannot be effectively applied to the synthesis of the corresponding azaindoles, we show that this approach can be actually very efficient for the formation of 4- and 6-azaindoles bearing an electron-donating group on the starting pyridylhydrazines. Two 4-azaindole natural product analogues were synthesized in a few steps and very good overall yields. PMID:19839585

  10. Treatment of ammonia contaminated water by ozone and hydrogen peroxide

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    Yuan, F.; Hill, D.O.; Kuo, C.H. [Mississippi State Univ., MS (United States)

    1995-12-31

    The present research concerns kinetics of oxidation of ammonia by ozone and ozone-hydrogen peroxide mixtures in alkaline solutions. Experiments were carried out at 15 to 35{degrees}C in solutions with pH values varying from 8 to 10 utilizing a stopped-flow spectrophotometer system. Fractions of free ammonia present in acidic and neutral solutions are negligible, and the reaction is very slow. This confirms that only free ammonia can react with ozone in the aqueous phase. The reaction proceeds at moderate rates in the alkaline solutions requiring four moles of ozone to react with each mole of ammonia. The free ammonia is oxidized and converted completely to nitrate in the solutions. The overall reaction between ammonia and ozone is second order with first order in each reactant. The reaction rate constant increases with temperature and pH value of the solution. The average activation energy is 59 Kcal/gmol for all systems investigated at different pH values. The results of the kinetic experiments suggest that the reaction is predominated by the direct oxidation between ammonia and ozone molecules, and that the hydroxyl radical reactions play insignificant roles in the ozonation process. The oxidation rate of ammonia is enhanced considerably in the presence of hydrogen peroxide and ozone mixtures. The formation of hydroxyl radical from interactions between ozone and hydrogen peroxide and the subsequent free radical reactions of ammonia seem important in controlling the destruction rate of free ammonia, as suggested by the results of this study.

  11. Glutamine versus Ammonia Utilization in the NAD Synthetase Family

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    Shatalin, Konstantin; Gelfand, Mikhail S.; Osterman, Andrei L.; Sorci, Leonardo

    2012-01-01

    NAD is a ubiquitous and essential metabolic redox cofactor which also functions as a substrate in certain regulatory pathways. The last step of NAD synthesis is the ATP-dependent amidation of deamido-NAD by NAD synthetase (NADS). Members of the NADS family are present in nearly all species across the three kingdoms of Life. In eukaryotic NADS, the core synthetase domain is fused with a nitrilase-like glutaminase domain supplying ammonia for the reaction. This two-domain NADS arrangement enabling the utilization of glutamine as nitrogen donor is also present in various bacterial lineages. However, many other bacterial members of NADS family do not contain a glutaminase domain, and they can utilize only ammonia (but not glutamine) in vitro. A single-domain NADS is also characteristic for nearly all Archaea, and its dependence on ammonia was demonstrated here for the representative enzyme from Methanocaldococcus jannaschi. However, a question about the actual in vivo nitrogen donor for single-domain members of the NADS family remained open: Is it glutamine hydrolyzed by a committed (but yet unknown) glutaminase subunit, as in most ATP-dependent amidotransferases, or free ammonia as in glutamine synthetase? Here we addressed this dilemma by combining evolutionary analysis of the NADS family with experimental characterization of two representative bacterial systems: a two-subunit NADS from Thermus thermophilus and a single-domain NADS from Salmonella typhimurium providing evidence that ammonia (and not glutamine) is the physiological substrate of a typical single-domain NADS. The latter represents the most likely ancestral form of NADS. The ability to utilize glutamine appears to have evolved via recruitment of a glutaminase subunit followed by domain fusion in an early branch of Bacteria. Further evolution of the NADS family included lineage-specific loss of one of the two alternative forms and horizontal gene transfer events. Lastly, we identified NADS structural elements associated with glutamine-utilizing capabilities. PMID:22720044

  12. Glutamine versus ammonia utilization in the NAD synthetase family.

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    De Ingeniis, Jessica; Kazanov, Marat D; Shatalin, Konstantin; Gelfand, Mikhail S; Osterman, Andrei L; Sorci, Leonardo

    2012-01-01

    NAD is a ubiquitous and essential metabolic redox cofactor which also functions as a substrate in certain regulatory pathways. The last step of NAD synthesis is the ATP-dependent amidation of deamido-NAD by NAD synthetase (NADS). Members of the NADS family are present in nearly all species across the three kingdoms of Life. In eukaryotic NADS, the core synthetase domain is fused with a nitrilase-like glutaminase domain supplying ammonia for the reaction. This two-domain NADS arrangement enabling the utilization of glutamine as nitrogen donor is also present in various bacterial lineages. However, many other bacterial members of NADS family do not contain a glutaminase domain, and they can utilize only ammonia (but not glutamine) in vitro. A single-domain NADS is also characteristic for nearly all Archaea, and its dependence on ammonia was demonstrated here for the representative enzyme from Methanocaldococcus jannaschi. However, a question about the actual in vivo nitrogen donor for single-domain members of the NADS family remained open: Is it glutamine hydrolyzed by a committed (but yet unknown) glutaminase subunit, as in most ATP-dependent amidotransferases, or free ammonia as in glutamine synthetase? Here we addressed this dilemma by combining evolutionary analysis of the NADS family with experimental characterization of two representative bacterial systems: a two-subunit NADS from Thermus thermophilus and a single-domain NADS from Salmonella typhimurium providing evidence that ammonia (and not glutamine) is the physiological substrate of a typical single-domain NADS. The latter represents the most likely ancestral form of NADS. The ability to utilize glutamine appears to have evolved via recruitment of a glutaminase subunit followed by domain fusion in an early branch of Bacteria. Further evolution of the NADS family included lineage-specific loss of one of the two alternative forms and horizontal gene transfer events. Lastly, we identified NADS structural elements associated with glutamine-utilizing capabilities. PMID:22720044

  13. Synthesis of heterocyclic [3.3.3]propellanes via a sequential four-component reaction.

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    Alizadeh, Abdolali; Rezvanian, Atieh; Zhu, Long-Guan

    2012-05-01

    A highly chemoselective heteroannulation protocol for the synthesis of unreported polysubstituted heterocyclic [3.3.3]propellanes has been developed by sequential four-component reaction of ninhydrin, malononitrile, primary amines, and dialkyl acetylenedicarboxylates under mild conditions in water. To the best of our knowledge, there are no previous reports for the synthesis of these classes of heterocyclic [3.3.3]propellanes. The merit of this sequential Knoevenagel condensation/enamine formation/Michael addition/cyclization sequence is highlighted by its high atom-economy, excellent yields, the use of water as reaction media, and the efficiency of production without the use of any activator or metal promoters. This synthesis serves as a nice addition to group-assistant-purification (GAP) chemistry in which purification via chromatography and recrystallization can be avoided, and the pure products were obtained simply by washing the crude products with 95% ethanol. PMID:22480382

  14. Parallel DNA polymerase chain reaction: Synthesis of two different PCR products from a DNA template

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    Bhardwaj, Vikash; Sharma, Kulbhushan

    2014-01-01

    Conventionally, in a polymerase chain reaction (PCR), oligonucleotide primers bind to the template DNA in an antiparallel complementary way and the template DNA is amplified as it is. Here we describe an approach in which the first primer binds in a parallel complementary orientation to the single-stranded DNA, leading to synthesis in a parallel direction. Further reactions happened in a conventional way leading to the synthesis of PCR product having polarity opposite to the template used. This is the first study showing that synthesis of DNA can happen also in a parallel direction. We report that from a single-stranded DNA template, two different but related PCR products can be synthesized. PMID:25653847

  15. Efficient synthesis of C-N-coupled heterobiaryls by sequential N-h functionalization reactions.

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    Lee, Dong Jin; Yoo, Eun Jeong

    2015-04-17

    C-N-coupled heterobiaryls were synthesized by sequential N-H functionalization reactions: stereoselective rhodium-catalyzed N-H insertion, followed by regioselective palladium-catalyzed C-H amination. Because of the good substrate scope and excellent selectivity, the developed method presents a novel approach for the synthesis of heterobiaryls, which are potent antibiotics. PMID:25830922

  16. A novel rhodium-catalyzed domino-hydroformylation-reaction for the synthesis of sulphonamides.

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    Dong, Kaiwu; Fang, Xianjie; Jackstell, Ralf; Beller, Matthias

    2015-03-10

    An efficient and highly selective method for the synthesis of sulphonamides by a domino hydroformylation-reductive sulphonamidation reaction has been developed. Various olefins and sulphonamides are converted into the desired products in good yields and with excellent selectivities in the presence of a rhodium/Naphos catalyst. PMID:25712242

  17. Synthesis and Reactions of Tungsten Alkylidene Complexes That Contain the 2,6-Dichlorophenylimido Ligand

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    Müller, Peter

    Synthesis and Reactions of Tungsten Alkylidene Complexes That Contain the 2,6-Dichlorophenylimido Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 ReceiVed October 30, 2006 Tungsten alkylidene alkylidene bisalkoxide complexes of molybdenum or tungsten of the type M(NR)(CHR)(OR)2 are now established

  18. Reaction engineering: The supercritical water hydrothermal synthesis of nano-particles

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    Edward Lester; Paul Blood; Joanne Denyer; Donald Giddings; Barry Azzopardi; Martyn Poliakoff

    2006-01-01

    Supercritical water hydrothermal synthesis (scWHS) is a relatively simple and environmentally friendly process for the production of potentially valuable metal oxide nanoparticles. However, it has never found industrial application to date due to poor process reliability, reproducibility and control. This paper presents the conclusions of collaborative work between chemical engineers and chemists that attempts to optimise the reaction engineering of

  19. Stereoselective synthesis of precursors of the macrolide antibiotics via reactions of sulfur ylides with chiral aldehydes

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    F. Jorge López-Herrera; Francisco Sarabia-García; Gracia María Pedraza-Cebrián; María Soledad Pino-González

    1999-01-01

    Reactions of stabilized sulfur ylides with chiral aldehydes provided epoxides with high stereoselectivity. The opening of the resulting epoxides with lithium dimethyl cuprate gave 2-methyl-3-hydroxy amides which represent potentially useful building blocks for the synthesis of macrolide natural products. These amides were transformed into chiral aldehydes, with a methyl group in the ?-position, and were reacted, in a iterative process,

  20. Reaction under ball-milling: solvent-, ligand-, and metal-free synthesis of unsymmetrical diaryl chalcogenides.

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    Mukherjee, Nirmalya; Chatterjee, Tanmay; Ranu, Brindaban C

    2013-11-01

    A convenient, efficient, and general procedure for the synthesis of diaryl chalcogenides including sulfides, selenides and tellurides has been developed by the reaction of diazonium tetrafluoroborates and diaryl dichalcogenides on the surface of alumina under ball-milling without any solvent or metal. A wide range of functionalized diaryl chalcogenides are obtained in high purity by this procedure. PMID:24116379

  1. Multistep One-Pot Reactions Combining Biocatalysts and Chemical Catalysts for Asymmetric Synthesis

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    Zhao, Huimin

    Multistep One-Pot Reactions Combining Biocatalysts and Chemical Catalysts for Asymmetric Synthesis Carl A. Denard, John F. Hartwig,*, and Huimin Zhao*,,§ Department of Chemical and Biomolecular of chemical catalysts. Over the last 20 years, research in this area has provided us with proof of concept

  2. The Photochemical Synthesis, Kinetics, and Reactions of Nitrosomethane Dimer: A Physical-Organic Experiment.

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    Kozubek, H.; And Others

    1982-01-01

    Provides background information procedures, and results for the photochemical synthesis and reactions of nitrosomethane dimer. The experiments described have shown a high degree of reliability with student use and are suggested to illustrate some problems of physical and organic photochemistry. (Author/JN)

  3. One-pot synthesis of core-shell Cu@SiO2 nanospheres and their catalysis for hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane and hydrazine borane

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    Yao, Qilu; Lu, Zhang-Hui; Zhang, Zhujun; Chen, Xiangshu; Lan, Yaqian

    2014-01-01

    Ultrafine copper nanoparticles (Cu NPs) within porous silica nanospheres (Cu@SiO2) were prepared via a simple one-pot synthetic route in a reverse micelle system and characterized by SEM, TEM, EDX, XRD, N2 adsorption-desorption, CO-TPD, XPS, and ICP methods. The characterized results show that ultrafine Cu NPs with diameter of around 2?nm are effectively embedded in the center of well-proportioned spherical SiO2 NPs of about 25?nm in diameter. Compared to commercial SiO2 supported Cu NPs, SiO2 nanospheres supported Cu NPs, and free Cu NPs, the synthesized core-shell nanospheres Cu@SiO2 exhibit a superior catalytic activity for the hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane (AB, NH3BH3) and hydrazine borane (HB, N2H4BH3) under ambient atmosphere at room temperature. The turnover frequencies (TOF) for the hydrolysis of AB and HB in the presence of Cu@SiO2 nanospheres were measured to be 3.24 and 7.58?mol H2 (mol Cu min)?1, respectively, relatively high values for Cu nanocatalysts in the same reaction. In addition, the recycle tests show that the Cu@SiO2 nanospheres are still highly active in the hydrolysis of AB and HB, preserving 90 and 85% of their initial catalytic activity even after ten recycles, respectively. PMID:25534772

  4. One-pot synthesis of core-shell Cu@SiO2 nanospheres and their catalysis for hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane and hydrazine borane

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    Yao, Qilu; Lu, Zhang-Hui; Zhang, Zhujun; Chen, Xiangshu; Lan, Yaqian

    2014-12-01

    Ultrafine copper nanoparticles (Cu NPs) within porous silica nanospheres (Cu@SiO2) were prepared via a simple one-pot synthetic route in a reverse micelle system and characterized by SEM, TEM, EDX, XRD, N2 adsorption-desorption, CO-TPD, XPS, and ICP methods. The characterized results show that ultrafine Cu NPs with diameter of around 2 nm are effectively embedded in the center of well-proportioned spherical SiO2 NPs of about 25 nm in diameter. Compared to commercial SiO2 supported Cu NPs, SiO2 nanospheres supported Cu NPs, and free Cu NPs, the synthesized core-shell nanospheres Cu@SiO2 exhibit a superior catalytic activity for the hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane (AB, NH3BH3) and hydrazine borane (HB, N2H4BH3) under ambient atmosphere at room temperature. The turnover frequencies (TOF) for the hydrolysis of AB and HB in the presence of Cu@SiO2 nanospheres were measured to be 3.24 and 7.58 mol H2 (mol Cu min)-1, respectively, relatively high values for Cu nanocatalysts in the same reaction. In addition, the recycle tests show that the Cu@SiO2 nanospheres are still highly active in the hydrolysis of AB and HB, preserving 90 and 85% of their initial catalytic activity even after ten recycles, respectively.

  5. One-pot synthesis of core-shell Cu@SiO2 nanospheres and their catalysis for hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane and hydrazine borane.

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    Yao, Qilu; Lu, Zhang-Hui; Zhang, Zhujun; Chen, Xiangshu; Lan, Yaqian

    2014-01-01

    Ultrafine copper nanoparticles (Cu NPs) within porous silica nanospheres (Cu@SiO2) were prepared via a simple one-pot synthetic route in a reverse micelle system and characterized by SEM, TEM, EDX, XRD, N2 adsorption-desorption, CO-TPD, XPS, and ICP methods. The characterized results show that ultrafine Cu NPs with diameter of around 2 nm are effectively embedded in the center of well-proportioned spherical SiO2 NPs of about 25 nm in diameter. Compared to commercial SiO2 supported Cu NPs, SiO2 nanospheres supported Cu NPs, and free Cu NPs, the synthesized core-shell nanospheres Cu@SiO2 exhibit a superior catalytic activity for the hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane (AB, NH3BH3) and hydrazine borane (HB, N2H4BH3) under ambient atmosphere at room temperature. The turnover frequencies (TOF) for the hydrolysis of AB and HB in the presence of Cu@SiO2 nanospheres were measured to be 3.24 and 7.58 mol H2 (mol Cu min)(-1), respectively, relatively high values for Cu nanocatalysts in the same reaction. In addition, the recycle tests show that the Cu@SiO2 nanospheres are still highly active in the hydrolysis of AB and HB, preserving 90 and 85% of their initial catalytic activity even after ten recycles, respectively. PMID:25534772

  6. Ammonia synthons for the multicomponent assembly of complex gamma-lactams.

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    Tan, Darlene Q; Martin, Kevin S; Fettinger, James C; Shaw, Jared T

    2011-04-26

    The synthesis of ?-lactams that are unsubstituted at the 1-position (nitrogen) as well as their subsequent N-functionalization is reported. A recently discovered four-component reaction (4CR) is employed with either an ammonia precursor or a protected form of ammonia that can be deprotected in a subsequent synthetic step. These methods represent the first multicomponent assembly of complex lactam structures that are unsubstituted at nitrogen. In addition, two methods for the introduction of nitrogen substituents that are not possible through the original 4CR are reported. X-ray crystallographic analysis of representative structures reveals conformational changes in the core structure that will enable future deployment of this chemistry in the design and synthesis of diverse collections of lactams suitable for the discovery of new biological probes. PMID:21289284

  7. Prebiotic synthesis and reactions of nucleosides and nucleotides

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    Ferris, J. P.; Yanagawa, H.; Hagan, W. J., Jr.

    1983-01-01

    The potential of diiminosuccinonitrile (DISN) as a prebiotic phosphorylating agent is studied. This compound is formed readily by the oxidation of diaminomaleonitrile, a tetramer of HCN. DISN is shown to produce the cyclization of 3'-adenosine monophosphate to adenosine 2',3'-cyclic phosphate in up to 40 percent yield. The DISN-mediated phosphorylation of uridine to uridine monophosphate is determined not to proceed efficiently in aqueous solution. The reaction of DISN and BrCN with uridine-5'-phosphate and uridine is found to result in the formation of 2,2'-anhydronucleotides and 2,2'-anhydronucleosides, respectively, and other reaction products resulting from an initial reaction at the 2' and 3'-hydroxyl groups. Homoionic montmorillonites were employed to study the clay mineral catalysis of the cyclization of adenosine-3'-phosphate.

  8. STM CONTROL OF CHEMICAL REACTIONS: Single-Molecule Synthesis

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    Hla, Saw-Wai; Rieder, Karl-Heinz

    2003-10-01

    The fascinating advances in single atom/molecule manipulation with a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) tip allow scientists to fabricate atomic-scale structures or to probe chemical and physical properties of matters at an atomic level. Owing to these advances, it has become possible for the basic chemical reaction steps, such as dissociation, diffusion, adsorption, readsorption, and bond-formation processes, to be performed by using the STM tip. Complete sequences of chemical reactions are able to induce at a single-molecule level. New molecules can be constructed from the basic molecular building blocks on a one-molecule-at-a-time basis by using a variety of STM manipulation schemes in a systematic step-by-step manner. These achievements open up entirely new opportunities in nanochemistry and nanochemical technology. In this review, various STM manipulation techniques useful in the single-molecule reaction process are reviewed, and their impact on the future of nanoscience and technology are discussed.

  9. Synthesis of rhenabenzenes from the reactions of rhenacyclobutadienes with ethoxyethyne.

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    Lin, Ran; Lee, Ka-Ho; Poon, Ka Chun; Sung, Herman H Y; Williams, Ian D; Lin, Zhenyang; Jia, Guochen

    2014-11-01

    Treatment of Na[Re(CO)5 ] with RC?CCO2 Et (R=phenyl, naphthalen-1-yl, phenanthren-9-yl and pyren-1-yl) followed by reaction with acetyl chloride and ethanol afforded the rhenacyclobutadienes Re{-C(R)?C(CO2 Et)C(OEt)?}(CO)4 . Reactions of these rhenacyclobutadienes with HC?COEt produced rhenabenzenes Re{-C(R)?C(CO2 Et)C(OEt)?CHC(OEt)?}(CO)4 . Except for R=Ph, new rhenacyclobutadienes with pendant alkenyl substituents Re{-C(R)?C(C(OEt)?CH(CO2 Et))C(OEt)?}(CO)4 were also isolated from these reactions. The NMR spectroscopic and X-ray structural data, as well as the aromatic stabilization energy (ASE) values suggest that the rhenabenzenes are aromatic, with extensive delocalized ? character. PMID:25220667

  10. Synthesis of amide-type fluoroalkene dipeptide isosteres by an intramolecular redox reaction.

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    Yamaki, Yoko; Shigenaga, Akira; Li, Jinglan; Shimohigashi, Yasuyuki; Otaka, Akira

    2009-05-01

    We previously achieved NHC-mediated preparation of ester-type fluoroalkene dipeptide isosteres (ES-FADIs, 4) by an intramolecular redox reaction. In the present study, a cyanide ion-mediated reaction was successfully applied to the conversions of gamma,gamma-difluoro-alpha,beta-enoylsilane 1 or 2 to amide-type fluoroalkene isosteres (AM-FADIs, 5 or 6). The use of catalytic cyanide ion allowed synthesis of chiral auxiliary incorporated FADI 15b which was then subjected to a diastereoselective alpha-alkylation reaction to yield alpha-substituted FADIs 17. Furthermore, the presented amidation protocol was used for straightforward incorporation of FADI into peptidyl resin. PMID:19331368

  11. Organocatalytic Michael and Friedel-Crafts reactions in enantioselective synthesis of biologically active compounds

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    Maltsev, O. V.; Beletskaya, Irina P.; Zlotin, Sergei G.

    2011-11-01

    Recent applications of organocatalytic Michael and Friedel-Crafts reactions in enantioselective synthesis of biologically active compounds: natural products, pharmaceutical agents and plant protection agents are reviewed. The key mechanisms of stereoinduction, types of organocatalysts and reagents used in these reactions are considered. The material is classified according to the type of newly formed bonds incorporating the asymmetric carbon atom, and the information for the most numerous C-C coupling reactions is systematized according to the natures of the electrophile and the nucleophile. The bibliography includes 433 references. Dedicated to Academician O M Nefedov on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

  12. MICROWAVE EFFECTS IN ORGANIC SYNTHESIS: MECHANISTIC AND REACTION MEDIUM CONSIDERATIONS

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    The scope of applications of microwave irradiation relates to a wide spectrum of organic syntheses with numerous benefits (reduction in reaction times, improved purity of products and better yields) encompassing advantages of both thermal and (or) specific non-purely thermal effe...

  13. Prebiotic synthesis of histidine

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    Shen, C.; Yang, L.; Miller, S. L.; Oro, J.

    1990-01-01

    The prebiotic formation of histidine (His) has been accomplished experimentally by the reaction of erythrose with formamidine followed by a Strecker synthesis. In the first step of this reaction sequence, the formation of imidazole-4-acetaldehyde took place by the condensation of erythrose and formamidine, two compounds that are known to be formed under prebiotic conditions. In a second step, the imidazole-4-acetaldehyde was converted to His, without isolation of the reaction products by adding HCN and ammonia to the reaction mixture. LC, HPLC, thermospray liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, and tandem mass spectrometry were used to identify the product, which was obtained in a yield of 3.5% based on the ratio of His/erythrose. This is a new chemical synthesis of one of the basic amino acids which had not been synthesized prebiotically until now.

  14. A new direct single-molecule observation method for DNA synthesis reaction using fluorescent replication protein A.

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    Takahashi, Shunsuke; Kawasaki, Shohei; Miyata, Hidefumi; Kurita, Hirofumi; Mizuno, Takeshi; Matsuura, Shun-ichi; Mizuno, Akira; Oshige, Masahiko; Katsura, Shinji

    2014-01-01

    Using a single-stranded region tracing system, single-molecule DNA synthesis reactions were directly observed in microflow channels. The direct single-molecule observations of DNA synthesis were labeled with a fusion protein consisting of the ssDNA-binding domain of a 70-kDa subunit of replication protein A and enhanced yellow fluorescent protein (RPA-YFP). Our method was suitable for measurement of DNA synthesis reaction rates with control of the ss?DNA form as stretched ss?DNA (+flow) and random coiled ss?DNA (-flow) via buffer flow. Sequentially captured photographs demonstrated that the synthesized region of an ss?DNA molecule monotonously increased with the reaction time. The DNA synthesis reaction rate of random coiled ss?DNA (-flow) was nearly the same as that measured in a previous ensemble molecule experiment (52 vs. 50 bases/s). This suggested that the random coiled form of DNA (-flow) reflected the DNA form in the bulk experiment in the case of DNA synthesis reactions. In addition, the DNA synthesis reaction rate of stretched ss?DNA (+flow) was approximately 75% higher than that of random coiled ss?DNA (-flow) (91 vs. 52 bases/s). The DNA synthesis reaction rate of the Klenow fragment (3'-5'exo-) was promoted by DNA stretching with buffer flow. PMID:24625741

  15. Synthesis of functionalized chromones through sequential reactions in aqueous media.

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    Mehrparvar, Saber; Balalaie, Saeed; Rabbanizadeh, Mahnaz; Rominger, Frank; Ghabraie, Elmira

    2014-08-14

    An efficient sequential four-component reaction of chromone carbaldehydes, Meldrum's acid, 4-hydroxyl coumarin or 6-methyl-4-hydroxyl-pyrone and primary alcohols is reported which leads to 5a-i in aqueous media. Replacing the primary alcohol with isopropyl alcohol and tert-butyl alcohol results in different products 10 and 11. The environmentally friendly features, good to high yields and easy work-up are advantages of this approach. PMID:24968923

  16. Synthesis, structure and a nucleophilic coordination reaction of Germanetellurones.

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    Li, Bin; Li, Yan; Zhao, Na; Chen, Yuefei; Chen, Yujue; Fu, Gang; Zhu, Hongping; Ding, Yuqiang

    2014-08-21

    ?-Diketiminato cyclopentadienyl and ferrocenylethynyl germylenes LGeR (L = HC[C(Me)N-2,6-iPr2C6H3]2, R = Cp () and C[triple bond, length as m-dash]CFc ()) were prepared and utilized to synthesize the Ge[double bond, length as m-dash]Te bond species. Reactions of , , and LGeC[triple bond, length as m-dash]CPh () with an excess of Te powder proceeded in toluene under reflux successfully yielded germanetellurone L(R)GeTe (R = Cp (), C[triple bond, length as m-dash]CFc (), and C[triple bond, length as m-dash]CPh ()). Further reaction of with GeCl2·dioxane at -78 °C resulted in L(Cp)GeTe(GeCl2) (), the first example of a germylene germanetellurone adduct. Both compounds and contain two isomers that are generated by the simultaneous 1,2-H- and 1,3-H-shifts over the Cp ring at the Ge atom. The reactions of L(Me)GeE with AuC6F5·SC4H8 at room temperature led to pentafluorophenyl gold(i) germanethione and germaneselone compounds L(Me)GeE(AuC6F5) (E = S () and Se ()). The formation of compounds exhibits a rare nucleophilic coordination reaction pathway by the Ge[double bond, length as m-dash]E (E = S, Se, Te) bond towards the metal-containing Lewis acidic species. The structures of compounds , , and are studied by the NMR and/or IR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. PMID:24985929

  17. Synthesis of potential drug metabolites by a modified Udenfriend reaction

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    Roger Slavik; Jens-Uwe Peters; Rudolf Giger; Markus Bürkler; Eric Bald

    2011-01-01

    Several drugs (clozapine, chlorpromazine, imipramine, buspirone, diltiazem, and propranolol) were subjected to modified Udenfriend conditions (Fe2+\\/Mn2+\\/EDTA\\/ascorbic acid\\/O2). From each reaction, one to four oxidation products were obtained in 1–8% overall yield. Many of these products (9 out of 14) have been reported to be metabolites of the parent drugs in vivo. The products resulted mainly from aromatic hydroxylation, and are

  18. Basic distinctions between cold- and hot-fusion reactions in the synthesis of superheavy elements

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    Nasirov, A. K.; Muminov, A. I.; Giardina, G.; Mandaglio, G.

    2014-07-01

    Superheavy elements (SHE) of charge number in the range of Z = 106-112 were synthesized in so-called cold-fusion reactions. The smallness of the excitation energy of compound nuclei is the main advantage of cold-fusion reactions. However, the synthesis of SHEs of charge number in the region of Z ? 112 is strongly complicated in cold-fusion reactions by a sharp decrease in the cross section of a compound nucleus formation in the entrance channel because of superiority of quasifission in the competition with complete fusion. Two favorable circumstances contributed to the success of the experiments aimed at the synthesis of the Z = 113-118 elements and performed at the Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research: large cross sections for the production of a compound nucleus, which are characteristic of hot-fusion reactions, and an increase in the fission barrier for nuclei toward the stability island. The factor that complicates the formation of a compound nucleus in cold-fusion reactions is discussed.

  19. Synthesis of chemically-modified single-walled carbon nanotubes by counter-current ammonia gas injection into the induction thermal plasma process

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    Shahverdi, Ali

    Pristine single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are poorly dispersible and insoluble in many solvents and need to be chemically modified prior to their use in many applications. This work is focused on the investigation of the synthesis of chemically modified SWCNTs material through an in situ approach. The main objectives of the presented research are: 1) to explore the in situ chemical process during the synthesis of SWCNT and 2) to closely examine the effect of a reactive environment on SWCNTs. Effects of the catalyst type and content on the SWCNTs final product, synthesized by induction thermal plasma (ITP), were studied to replace toxic cobalt (Co) in the feedstock. In this regard, three different catalyst mixtures (i.e. Ni-Y2O3, Ni-Co-Y2O3, and Ni-Mo-Y2O3) were used. Experimental results showed that the catalyst type affects the quality of the SWCNT final product. Similar quality SWCNTs can be produced when the same amount of Co was replaced by Ni. Moreover, the results observed in this experimental work were further explained by thermodynamic calculation results. Thermogravimetry (TG) was used throughout the work to characterize the SWCNTs product. TG was firstly standardized by studying the effects of three main instrumental parameters (temperature ramp, TR, initial mass of the sample, IM, and gas flow rate, FR) on the Tonset and full-width half maximum (FWHM) obtained from TG and derivative TG graphs of carbon black, respectively. Therefore, a two-level factorial statistical design was performed. The statistical analysis showed that the effect of TR, IM, and to a lower extent, FR, is significant on FWHM and insignificant on Tonset. A methodology was then developed based upon the SWCNTs synthesis using the ITP system, through an in situ chemistry approach. Ammonia (NH3) was selected and counter-currently injected into the ITP reactor at three different flow rates and by four different nozzle designs. Numerical simulation indicated a better mixing of NH3 in the ITP reactor when a certain nozzle was used. The experimental results showed the increase of D-band intensity in the Raman spectra of SWCNT samples upon the NH3 injection. NH3 could increase the nitrogen content of the SWCNTs final product up to 10 times. The SWCNTs sample treated with 15 vol% NH3 showed an enhanced dispersibility in Dimethylformamide and Isopropanol. Onion-like and planar carbon nanostructures were also observed. Complementary characterization on the SWCNT samples treated by 15 vol% NH3 indicated the surface modification of nanotubes. Metallic tubes showed a higher reactivity with NH3 than semiconducting ones. The model including the reactor thermo-flow field and NH3 thermal decomposition kinetics suggested a two-step SWCNT surface modification in which nanotubes firstly react with H and NH2 intermediates and later, NH3 chemisorbs on the nanotubes. The model also suggested that the intermediate species, like NNH and N2H2, play a role primarily in driving the NH3 decomposition rather than the chemical modification of SWCNTs. Keywords: Single-walled carbon nanotube, Induction thermal plasma, Thermogravimetry, Kinetic, Computational fluid dynamic, Thermodynamic, modification, Functionalization

  20. Synthesis of new cellulose ethers using Suzuki-Miyaura reactions.

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    Goncalves, Cédric; Favre, Camille; Feuardant, Pierre; Klein, Sarah; Vaca-Garcia, Carlos; Cecutti, Christine; Thiébaud-Roux, Sophie; Vedrenne, Emeline

    2015-02-13

    Cellulose ethers are functionalized biopolymers that are industrially produced through drastic conditions employing gaseous reactants with a high risk of industrial accident. The cellulose ethers that are commercially available generally bear short carbon-chains. In this work, an alternative method using non-gaseous chemicals is proposed. It relies on the use of the Suzuki-Miyaura reaction employing mild, moisture- and air-stable conditions. Relatively innocuous reagents are used for this step, which allows the formation of a wide range of cellulose ethers bearing various functional groups with different chain-length. PMID:25458272

  1. Fullerenes: Synthesis, separation, characterization, reaction chemistry, and applications -- A review

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    Singh, H.; Srivastava, M. [Indian Inst. of Petroleum, Dehradun (India)

    1995-11-01

    The recently discovered third allotrope of carbon, the fullerenes, area subject of very active research, particularly for chemists. They have a closed-cage structure, made by interlocking pentagonal and hexagonal panels, and are the only soluble form of carbon. In this review an attempt has been made to summarize ongoing fullerene research. The review covers methods of fullerene production and separation, mechanisms leading to closed-cage structure formation, structural characterization, reaction chemistry, and applications of this novel material. The emerging directions of research are also discussed.

  2. Reaction synthesis and processing of nickel and iron aluminides

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    Deevi, S.C. [Philip Morris U.S.A., Richmond, VA (United States). Research Center; Sikka, V.K. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1996-12-31

    Composites of Ni and Fe aluminides were obtained by hot pressing and hot extrusion of a blended mixture of Ni and Al or Fe and Al with ceramic phases such as TiC, ZrO{sub 2}, and Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}. Aluminides were analyzed by XRD to determine the phase structures, and optical and scanning electron microscopies were used to determine the grain sizes of the aluminides and dispersion of ceramics. Tensile properties (0.2% YS, UTS, total elong., RIA) were measured on buttonhead and sheet specimens of Ni and Fe aluminides and their composites at room and high temperatures in air at a strain rate of 1. 2x10{sup -3}/s. Tensile properties of Fe-8 wt% Al from partial mechanical alloying and then combustion synthesis compare very well with oxide-dispersed alloys of Fe. Fe aluminides of FeAl and their composites, based on Fe-24 wt% Al from hot pressing of Fe and Al powders with or without ceramic phases, exhibited full densities and uniform grain sizes. Tensile properties of FeAl and composites (hot pressing of elemental powders) were excellent compared to those of FeAl alloys from hot extrusion of water-atomized powders. Fe aluminides were also obtained by hot extrusion of Fe and Al powders at 950, 1000, and 1100 C.

  3. Synthesis of bicyclic proline derivatives by the aza-cope-mannich reaction: formal synthesis of (±)-acetylaranotin.

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    Belov, Dmitry S; Ratmanova, Nina K; Andreev, Ivan A; Kurkin, Alexander V

    2015-03-01

    Herein we suggest an approach to oxygenated bicyclic amino acids based on an aza-Cope-Mannich rearrangement. Seven distinct amino acid scaffolds analogous to the natural products were prepared on a gram scale with precise control of stereochemistry. Successful implementation of our strategy resulted in the formal synthesis of acetylaranotin. PMID:25631763

  4. Reaction design, discovery, and development as a foundation to function-oriented synthesis.

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    Micalizio, Glenn C; Hale, Sarah B

    2015-03-17

    Convergent C-C bond-forming reactions define the fabric of organic synthesis and, when applied in complex molecule synthesis, can have a profound impact on efficiency by decreasing the longest linear sequence of transformations required to convert simple starting materials to complex targets. Despite their well-appreciated strategic significance, campaigns in natural product synthesis typically embrace only a small suite of reactivity to achieve such bond construction (i.e., nucleophilic addition to polarized ?-bonds, nucleophilic substitution, cycloaddition, and metal-catalyzed "cross-coupling"), therefore limiting the sites at which convergent coupling chemistry can be strategically employed. In our opinion, it is far too often that triumphs in the field are defined by chemical sequences that do not address the challenges associated with discovery, development, and production of natural product-inspired agents. We speculated that advancing an area of chemical reactivity not represented in the few well-established strategies for convergent C-C bond formation may lead to powerful new retrosynthetic relationships that could simplify approaches to the syntheses of a variety of different classes of natural products. Our studies ultimately embraced the pursuit of strategies to control the course of metallacycle-mediated "cross-coupling" between substrates containing sites of simple ?-unsaturation (ubiquitous functionality in organic chemistry including alkenes, alkynes, allenes, aldehydes, and imines, among others). In just eight years since our initial publication in this area, we have defined over 20 stereoselective intermolecular C-C bond-forming reactions that provide access to structural motifs of relevance for the synthesis of polyketides, fatty acids, alkaloids, and terpenes, while doing so in a direct and stereoselective fashion. These achievements continue to serve as the foundation of my group's activity in natural product and function-oriented synthesis, where our achievements in reaction development are challenged in the context of complex targets. Among our early efforts, we achieved the most concise synthesis of a benzoquinone ansamycin ever described (macbecin I), and moved beyond this achievement to explore the role of our chemistry in function-oriented synthesis targeting the discovery of natural product-inspired Hsp90 inhibitors. These later efforts have led to the discovery of a uniquely selective benzoquinone ansamycin-inspired Hsp90 inhibitor that lacks the problematic quinone present in the natural series. This achievement was made possible by a concise chemical synthesis pathway that had at its core the application of metallacycle-mediated cross-coupling chemistry. PMID:25668752

  5. Template-Based Synthesis: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

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    In this activity, by the Concord Consortium's Molecular Literacy project, students learn that "it is difficult, if not practically impossible, for organisms to create a polymer without some guiding template molecule. DNA is then discussed as an example and the basics of DNA replication are explored." Upon completion of this activity students should be able to demonstrate how using a template is an efficient way to create a molecule of specific sequence; discuss the basic mechanism of how DNA replicates; and apply their knowledge of DNA replication to the Polymerase Chain Reaction procedure. The activity itself is a java-based interactive resource built upon the free, open source Molecular Workbench software. In the activity, students are allowed to explore at their own pace in a digital environment full of demonstrations, illustrations, and models they can manipulate. In addition to the activity, visitors will find an overview of the activity, a test and rubric, central concepts, and their correlation to AAAS standards.

  6. Synthesis of most polyene natural product motifs using just twelve building blocks and one coupling reaction

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    Woerly, Eric M.; Roy, Jahnabi; Burke, Martin D.

    2014-01-01

    The inherent modularity of polypeptides, oligonucleotides, and oligosaccharides has been harnessed to achieve generalized building block-based synthesis platforms. Importantly, like these other targets, most small molecule natural products are biosynthesized via iterative coupling of bifunctional building blocks. This suggests that many small molecules also possess inherent modularity commensurate with systematic building block-based construction. Supporting this hypothesis, here we report that the polyene motifs found in >75% of all known polyene natural products can be synthesized using just 12 building blocks and one coupling reaction. Using the same general retrosynthetic algorithm and reaction conditions, this platform enabled the synthesis of a wide range of polyene frameworks covering all of this natural product chemical space, and first total syntheses of the polyene natural products asnipyrone B, physarigin A, and neurosporaxanthin ?-D-glucopyranoside. Collectively, these results suggest the potential for a more generalized approach for making small molecules in the laboratory. PMID:24848233

  7. Enantioselective Synthesis of Tetrahydroquinolines, Tetrahydroquinoxalines, and Tetrahydroisoquinolines via Pd-Catalyzed Alkene Carboamination Reactions.

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    Hopkins, B A; Wolfe, J P

    2014-12-01

    A catalyst composed of Pd2(dba)3 and (S)-Siphos-PE provides excellent results in Pd-catalyzed alkene carboamination reactions between aniline derivatives bearing pendant alkenes and aryl or alkenyl halides. These transformations generate tetrahydroquinolines and tetrahydroquinoxalines that contain quaternary carbon stereocenters with high levels of asymmetric induction. In addition this catalyst also effects the asymmetric synthesis of tetrahydroisoquinolines via related transformations of 2-allylbenzylamines. In contrast to most other approaches to the asymmetric synthesis of these compounds, which frequently involve functional group interconversion or a single C-C or C-N bond-forming event, the carboamination reactions generate both a C-N bond, a C-C bond, and a stereocenter. PMID:25431650

  8. Benzannulation via the Reaction of Ynamides and Vinylketenes. Application to the Synthesis of Highly Substituted Indoles

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    Lam, Tin Yiu; Wang, Yu-Pu

    2013-01-01

    A two-stage “tandem strategy” for the synthesis of indoles with a high level of substitution on the six-membered ring is described. Benzannulation based on the reaction of cyclobutenones with ynamides proceeds via a cascade of four pericyclic reactions to produce multiply substituted aniline derivatives in which the position ortho to the nitrogen can bear a wide range of functionalized substituents. In the second stage of the tandem strategy, highly substituted indoles are generated via acid-, base-, and palladium-catalyzed cyclization and annulation processes. PMID:23952525

  9. Stereoselective synthesis of functionalized trisubstituted olefins via palladium(0)-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction.

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    Arefolov, A; Langille, N F; Panek, J S

    2001-10-18

    [reaction: see text]. A highly flexible and stereoselective protocol for the synthesis of branched (E)- and (Z)-trisubstituted alkenes has been developed. The key steps are hydrozirconation-iodination of (1-alkynyl)trimethylsilane followed by Negishi-type cross-coupling. The resultant (Z)-vinyl silane is iododesilylated and subjected to a second cross-coupling reaction to give the trisubstituted olefin. Model studies aimed at the construction of the C14-C15 (Z)-trisubstituted olefin of discodermolide and the C8-C9 (Z)-trisubstituted olefin of callystatin A and analogues are also described. PMID:11594814

  10. Low-Temperature Synthesis of Actinide Tetraborides by Solid-State Metathesis Reactions

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    Lupinetti, Anthony J.; Garcia, Eduardo; Abney, Kent D.

    2004-12-14

    The synthesis of actinide tetraborides including uranium tetraboride (UB,), plutonium tetraboride (PUB,) and thorium tetraboride (ThB{sub 4}) by a solid-state metathesis reaction are demonstrated. The present method significantly lowers the temperature required to {approx_equal}850 C. As an example, when UCl{sub 4}, is reacted with an excess of MgB{sub 2}, at 850 C, crystalline UB, is formed. Powder X-ray diffraction and ICP-AES data support the reduction of UCl{sub 3}, as the initial step in the reaction. The UB, product is purified by washing water and drying.

  11. Recent contributions from the asymmetric aza-Michael reaction to alkaloids total synthesis.

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    Amara, Zacharias; Caron, Joachim; Joseph, Delphine

    2013-09-01

    This review focuses on recent applications of the aza-Michael reaction in alkaloids total synthesis with a special emphasis on stereoselectivity. The report highlights achievements and challenges over the past five years and describes stereoselective intra- and inter-molecular conjugate addition of nitrogen-containing nucleophiles, including tandem and cascade processes. Total asymmetric syntheses of natural scaffolds, such as pyrrolidine, piperidine and "izidine" families, are depicted. Multi-step syntheses of highly challenging natural products are further detailed, assessing the scope of the stereocontrolled aza-Michael reaction as a powerful tool in alkaloid chemistry. PMID:23896828

  12. Synthesis of naphthalene amino esters and arylnaphthalene lactone lignans through tandem reactions of 2-alkynylbenzonitriles.

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    He, Yan; Zhang, Xinying; Fan, Xuesen

    2014-05-30

    Tandem reaction of 2-alkynylbenzonitriles with a Reformatsky reagent turned out to be a novel and efficient approach toward 1-aminonaphthalene-2-carboxylates. Interestingly, with 2-(3-hydroxyprop-1-ynyl)benzonitriles as the substrates, a more sophisticated cascade process occurred to give 9-aminonaphtho[2,3-c]furan-1(3H)-ones in good yields. By using this tandem reaction as a key step, a concise and versatile synthetic strategy for the total synthesis of arylnaphthalene lactone lignans has been developed. PMID:24733055

  13. Benzannulation via the reaction of ynamides and vinylketenes. application to the synthesis of highly substituted indoles.

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    Lam, Tin Yiu; Wang, Yu-Pu; Danheiser, Rick L

    2013-09-20

    A two-stage "tandem strategy" for the synthesis of indoles with a high level of substitution on the six-membered ring is described. Benzannulation based on the reaction of cyclobutenones with ynamides proceeds via a cascade of four pericyclic reactions to produce multiply substituted aniline derivatives in which the position ortho to the nitrogen can bear a wide range of functionalized substituents. In the second stage of the tandem strategy, highly substituted indoles are generated via acid-, base-, and palladium-catalyzed cyclization and annulation processes. PMID:23952525

  14. Analysis of Instability in an Industrial Ammonia Reactor

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    point for this study was an incident in an industrial plant, where the ammonia synthesis reactor became the reactor beds combined with the positive feedback caused by the preheater. Introduction The starting pointAnalysis of Instability in an Industrial Ammonia Reactor John C. Morud and Sigurd Skogestad Dept

  15. Biaryl synthesis via decarboxylative Pd-catalyzed reactions of arenecarboxylic acids and diaryliodonium triflates.

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    Becht, Jean-Michel; Le Drian, Claude

    2008-07-17

    A novel simple and efficient synthesis of biaryls via a Pd-catalyzed decarboxylative cross-coupling reaction of arenecarboxylic acids and diaryliodonium triflates is described. The PdCl2/DPEphos catalytic system in the presence of Ag2CO3 in DMSO was found to be the most efficient. Various biaryls, including sterically hindered biaryls, were synthesized with yields ranging from 37 to 85%. PMID:18553969

  16. Diversity-oriented synthesis of dihydrobenzoxazepinones by coupling the Ugi multicomponent reaction with a Mitsunobu cyclization

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    Moni, Lisa; Banfi, Luca; Basso, Andrea; Brambilla, Alice

    2014-01-01

    Summary An operationally simple protocol for the synthesis of 2,3-dihydrobenzo[f][1,4]oxazepin-3-ones, based on an Ugi reaction of an ortho-(benzyloxy)benzylamine, glycolic acid, an isocyanide and an aldehyde, followed by an intramolecular Mitsunobu substitution was developed. The required ortho-(benzyloxy)benzylamines have been in situ generated from the corresponding azides, in turn prepared in high yields from salicylic derivatives. PMID:24605140

  17. Cycloaddition reactions of thiazolidine derivatives. An approach to the synthesis of new functionalized heterocyclic systems

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    Isabel M Gomez-Monterrey; Pietro Campiglia; Orazio Mazzoni; Ettore Novellino; M. Vittoria Diurno

    2001-01-01

    A one-pot procedure for the synthesis of two functionalized tricyclic systems having structures of benzo[g]isoquinoline-5,10-dione and dihydrothieno[2,3-b]naphto-4,9-dione (DTNQ) is described. These new series were synthesized from cycloaddition reactions between naphthoquinone and arylthiazolidine derivatives, the latter acting, respectively, as highly reactive N-arylidenedehydroalanine ethyl esters (2-AD) or as amino ester nucleophilic species.

  18. Asymmetric synthesis of fully substituted cyclopentane-oxindoles through an organocatalytic triple Michael domino reaction.

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    Zou, Liang-Hua; Philipps, Arne R; Raabe, Gerhard; Enders, Dieter

    2015-01-12

    An efficient, highly stereoselective asymmetric synthesis of fully functionalized cyclopentanes bearing an oxindole moiety and several other functional groups in one pot has been developed. Key step is an organocatalytic triple Michael domino reaction forming three C-C bonds and six stereocenters, including a quaternary one. Starting from equimolar amounts of simple substrates, a high molecular complexity can be reached after a Wittig olefination in one pot. The new protocol can easily be scaled up to gram amounts. PMID:25470781

  19. Cerium ammonium nitrate-catalyzed multicomponent reaction for efficient synthesis of functionalized tetrahydropyridines.

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    Wang, Hong-Juan; Mo, Li-Ping; Zhang, Zhan-Hui

    2011-03-14

    A highly atom-economic one-pot synthesis of functionalized tetrahydropyridines by a multicomponent condensation reaction of ?-keto ester, two equivalents of aromatic aldehyde, and two equivalents of amine in the presence of a catalytic amount of cerium ammonium nitrate (CAN) is reported. In this way, a series of pharmacologically interesting substituted piperidine derivatives were obtained in moderate to good yields at room temperature. PMID:21395344

  20. Pd-catalyzed arylation reactions with phenol diazonium salts: application in the synthesis of diarylheptanoids.

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    Schmidt, Bernd; Hölter, Frank; Kelling, Alexandra; Schilde, Uwe

    2011-05-01

    The first total synthesis of the natural product (3S,7R)-5,6-dehydro-de-O-methyl centrolobine and various analogues is reported, using a highly regio- and diastereoselective Mizoroki-Heck reaction of phenol diazonium salts and enantiopure dihydropyrans. The assigned relative configuration was confirmed by single-crystal X-ray structure analysis, but a revision of the absolute configuration is proposed based on polarimetric measurement. PMID:21434690

  1. Mechanism of zeolite synthesis from coal fly ash by alkali hydrothermal reaction

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    Norihiro Murayama; Hideki Yamamoto; Junji Shibata

    2002-01-01

    To clarify the mechanism of zeolite synthesis from coal fly ash, the hydrothermal reaction was carried out in various alkali solutions. Zeolite was synthesized in an 800-cm3 autoclave under the condition of 393 K and 100 g\\/400 cm3 of solid–liquid ratio. The changes in various physical and chemical properties, such as crystal structure, surface structure and cation exchange capacity, of

  2. In situ X-ray diffraction study of reduction processes of Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}- and Fe{sub 1-x}O-based ammonia-synthesis catalysts

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    Zheng Yifan, E-mail: zhengyifan@zjut.edu.c [College of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014 (China); Catalysis Institute, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014 (China); Liu Huazhang; Liu Zongjian; Li Xiaonian [College of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014 (China); Catalysis Institute, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014 (China)

    2009-09-15

    The temperature-programmed reduction process of two types of industrial ammonia-synthesis catalysts, A110 and ZA-5, which are, respectively, based on Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} and Fe{sub 1-x}O precursors, were studied by in situ X-ray power diffraction (XRD). It has been found that the ZA-5 has lower reduction temperature and faster reduction rate, and its active phase alpha-Fe possesses a higher value of lattice microstrain than A110. The simulation based on Rietveld refinement has also shown that the shape of alpha-Fe grain of ZA-5 has a mixed shape of cube and sphere with more exposing (111) and (211) planes, while that of A110 looks like a concave cube with more exposing (110) planes. Based on the results obtained, a growth model of alpha-Fe during the reduction of Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}- and Fe{sub 1-x}O-based ammonia-synthesis catalysts is proposed, and the origins for the activity difference has been also discussed. - Graphical Abstract: A proposed growth model of active phase alpha-Fe during reduction. Due to H{sub 2} diffusing easily into the pores, reduction starts on outside and inside surface simultaneously to form 'microcrystalline film', and the particles shrink during reduction which results in breaking of the aggregated oxide particle.

  3. Witting Reaction Using a Stabilized Phosphorus Ylid: An Efficient and Stereoselective Synthesis of Ethyl Trans-Cinnamate

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    Speed, Traci J.; Mclntyre, Jean P.; Thamattoor, Dasan M.

    2004-01-01

    An instructive experiment for the synthesis of ethyl trans-cinnamate, a pleasant smelling ester used in perfumery and flavoring by the reaction of benzaldehyde with the stable ylid triphenylphosphorane is described. The synthesis, workup and characterization of trans-cinnamate may be accomplished in a single laboratory session with commonly…

  4. Low-cost anodes for ammonia electrooxidation

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    Selverston, Steven M.

    This research focused on the development of low-cost electrodes for the electrochemical oxidation of ammonia to nitrogen, a reaction that has possible applications in hydrogen generation, direct ammonia fuel cells, water treatment, and sensors. Statistical design of experiments was used to help develop an efficient and scalable process for electrodeposition of platinum with a specific electrochemical surface area of over 25 m2 /g. Catalyst surface area and activity were evaluated using cyclic voltammetry, and the material microstructure and morphology were investigated using x-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. The synthesized electrodes were found to be active toward the ammonia electrooxidation reaction, particularly when supporting electrolyte was added. However, supporting electrolyte was not required in order to oxidize the ammonia. As proof of concept, a homemade direct ammonia fuel cell employing a commercial anion exchange membrane was tested at room temperature with gravity-fed fuel and without supporting electrolyte. At room temperature, with passive reactant supply and using dissolved oxygen at the cathode, the cell produced about one quarter the power of a direct methanol fuel cell that used active transport of humidified oxygen and preheated (50 °C) methanol. With continued development of the membrane, cathode and membrane electrode assembly, the passive direct ammonia fuel cell using anion exchange membrane could have performance similar to the equivalent direct methanol fuel cell, and it could benefit from many advantages of ammonia over methanol such as lower cost, higher energy density, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

  5. Nickel-catalyzed monoarylation of ammonia.

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    Borzenko, Andrey; Rotta-Loria, Nicolas L; MacQueen, Preston M; Lavoie, Christopher M; McDonald, Robert; Stradiotto, Mark

    2015-03-16

    Structurally diverse (hetero)aryl chloride, bromide, and tosylate electrophiles were employed in the Ni-catalyzed monoarylation of ammonia, including chemoselective transformations. The employed JosiPhos/[Ni(cod)2 ] catalyst system enables the use of commercially available stock solutions of ammonia, or the use of ammonia gas in these reactions, thereby demonstrating the versatility and potential scalability of the reported protocol. Proof-of-principle experiments established that air-stable [(JosiPhos)NiCl2 ] precatalysts can be employed successfully in such transformations. PMID:25573662

  6. Prebiotic synthesis of imidazole-4-acetaldehyde and histidine

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    Shen, Chun; Oro, J.; Yang, Lily; Miller, Stanley L.

    1987-01-01

    The prebiotic synthesis of imidazole-4-acetaldehyde and imidazole-4-glycol from erythrose and formamidine has been demonstrated as well as the prebiotic synthesis of imidazole-4-ethanol and imidazole-4-glycol from erythrose, formaldehyde, and ammonia. The maximum yields of imidazole-4-acetaldehyde, imidazole-4-ethanol, and imidazole-4-glycol obtained in these reactions are 1.6, 5.4, and 6.8 percent respectively, based on the erythrose. Imidazole-4-acetaldehyde would have been converted to histidine on the primitive earth by a Strecker synthesis, and several prebiotic reactions would convert imidazole-4-glycol and imidazole-4-ethanol to imidazole-4-acetaldehyde.

  7. Methanol synthesis on ZnO(0001{sup ¯}). IV. Reaction mechanisms and electronic structure

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    Frenzel, Johannes, E-mail: johannes.frenzel@theochem.rub.de; Marx, Dominik [Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Chemie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 44780 Bochum (Germany)

    2014-09-28

    Methanol synthesis from CO and H{sub 2} over ZnO, which requires high temperatures and high pressures giving rise to a complex interplay of physical and chemical processes over this heterogeneous catalyst surface, is investigated using ab initio simulations. The redox properties of the surrounding gas phase are known to directly impact on the catalyst properties and thus, set the overall catalytic reactivity of this easily reducible oxide material. In Paper III of our series [J. Kiss, J. Frenzel, N. N. Nair, B. Meyer, and D. Marx, J. Chem. Phys. 134, 064710 (2011)] we have qualitatively shown that for the partially hydroxylated and defective ZnO(0001{sup ¯}) surface there exists an intricate network of surface chemical reactions. In the present study, we employ advanced molecular dynamics techniques to resolve in detail this reaction network in terms of elementary steps on the defective surface, which is in stepwise equilibrium with the gas phase. The two individual reduction steps were investigated by ab initio metadynamics sampling of free energy landscapes in three-dimensional reaction subspaces. By also sampling adsorption and desorption processes and thus molecular species that are in the gas phase but close to the surface, our approach successfully generated several alternative pathways of methanol synthesis. The obtained results suggest an Eley-Rideal mechanism for both reduction steps, thus involving “near-surface” molecules from the gas phase, to give methanol preferentially over a strongly reduced catalyst surface, while important side reactions are of Langmuir-Hinshelwood type. Catalyst re-reduction by H{sub 2} stemming from the gas phase is a crucial process after each reduction step in order to maintain the catalyst's activity toward methanol formation and to close the catalytic cycle in some reaction channels. Furthermore, the role of oxygen vacancies, side reactions, and spectator species is investigated and mechanistic details are discussed based on extensive electronic structure analysis.

  8. Primary and secondary reaction pathways in ruthenium-catalyzed hydrocarbon synthesis

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    Madon, R.J.; Reyes, S.C.; Iglesia, E. (Exxon Research and Engineering Co., Annandale, NJ (United States))

    1991-10-03

    Residence time studies show that n-paraffins, {alpha}-olefins, and cis-2-olefins are primary products during hydrocarbon synthesis on Ru catalysts. Their formation, as well as that of branched isomers, is consistent with previously proposed surface reactions of alkyl groups on metal surfaces. Secondary hydrogenation and hydrogenolysis of {alpha}-olefins are inhibited by the water product of the synthesis step. However, {alpha}-olefin readsorption and surface chain initiation and cis-to-trans isomerization take place as secondary reactions. The decrease in {alpha}-olefin readsorption and surface chain initiation and cis-to-trans isomerization take place as secondary reactions. The decrease in {alpha}-olefin readsorption and surface chain initiation and cis-to-trans isomerization take place as secondary reactions. The decrease in {alpha}-olefin readsorption and surface chain initiation and cis-to-trans isomerization take place as secondary reactions. The decrease in {alpha}-olefin selectivity with increasing CO conversion and molecular size reflects the greater extent of readsorption as bed and pore residence times of {alpha}-olefin increase. Readsorption of {alpha}-olefins and chain initiation increases with molecular size because the rate of removal of olefins from liquid-filled catalyst pores is decreased due to intraparticle diffusion limitations. This diffusion-enhanced olefin readsorption accounts for the observed deviations of carbon number distributions from those predicted by Flory polymerization kinetics. Chain growth probability increases with chain length until an asymptotic value is reached. Readsorption decreases the contribution of termination via hydrogen abstraction to chain growth kinetics. In effect, differences in selectivity between small and large hydrocarbons are due to the increasing influence of pore residence times and the decreasing influence of bed residence times on secondary reactions as olefin size increases.

  9. Methanol synthesis on ZnO(000overline{1}). IV. Reaction mechanisms and electronic structure

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    Frenzel, Johannes; Marx, Dominik

    2014-09-01

    Methanol synthesis from CO and H2 over ZnO, which requires high temperatures and high pressures giving rise to a complex interplay of physical and chemical processes over this heterogeneous catalyst surface, is investigated using ab initio simulations. The redox properties of the surrounding gas phase are known to directly impact on the catalyst properties and thus, set the overall catalytic reactivity of this easily reducible oxide material. In Paper III of our series [J. Kiss, J. Frenzel, N. N. Nair, B. Meyer, and D. Marx, J. Chem. Phys. 134, 064710 (2011)] we have qualitatively shown that for the partially hydroxylated and defective ZnO(000overline{1}) surface there exists an intricate network of surface chemical reactions. In the present study, we employ advanced molecular dynamics techniques to resolve in detail this reaction network in terms of elementary steps on the defective surface, which is in stepwise equilibrium with the gas phase. The two individual reduction steps were investigated by ab initio metadynamics sampling of free energy landscapes in three-dimensional reaction subspaces. By also sampling adsorption and desorption processes and thus molecular species that are in the gas phase but close to the surface, our approach successfully generated several alternative pathways of methanol synthesis. The obtained results suggest an Eley-Rideal mechanism for both reduction steps, thus involving "near-surface" molecules from the gas phase, to give methanol preferentially over a strongly reduced catalyst surface, while important side reactions are of Langmuir-Hinshelwood type. Catalyst re-reduction by H2 stemming from the gas phase is a crucial process after each reduction step in order to maintain the catalyst's activity toward methanol formation and to close the catalytic cycle in some reaction channels. Furthermore, the role of oxygen vacancies, side reactions, and spectator species is investigated and mechanistic details are discussed based on extensive electronic structure analysis.

  10. Evaluating reaction pathways of hydrothermal abiotic organic synthesis at elevated temperatures and pressures using carbon isotopes

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    Fu, Qi; Socki, Richard A.; Niles, Paul B.

    2015-04-01

    Experiments were performed to better understand the role of environmental factors on reaction pathways and corresponding carbon isotope fractionations during abiotic hydrothermal synthesis of organic compounds using piston cylinder apparatus at 750 °C and 5.5 kbars. Chemical compositions of experimental products and corresponding carbon isotopic values were obtained by a Pyrolysis-GC-MS-IRMS system. Alkanes (methane and ethane), straight-chain saturated alcohols (ethanol and n-butanol) and monocarboxylic acids (formic and acetic acids) were generated with ethanol being the only organic compound with higher ?13C than CO2. CO was not detected in experimental products owing to the favorable water-gas shift reaction under high water pressure conditions. The pattern of ?13C values of CO2, carboxylic acids and alkanes are consistent with their equilibrium isotope relationships: CO2 > carboxylic acids > alkanes, but the magnitude of the fractionation among them is higher than predicted isotope equilibrium values. In particular, the isotopic fractionation between CO2 and CH4 remained constant at ?31‰, indicating a kinetic effect during CO2 reduction processes. No "isotope reversal" of ?13C values for alkanes or carboxylic acids was observed, which indicates a different reaction pathway than what is typically observed during Fischer-Tropsch synthesis under gas phase conditions. Under constraints imposed in experiments, the anomalous 13C isotope enrichment in ethanol suggests that hydroxymethylene is the organic intermediate, and that the generation of other organic compounds enriched in 12C were facilitated by subsequent Rayleigh fractionation of hydroxymethylene reacting with H2 and/or H2O. Carbon isotope fractionation data obtained in this study are instrumental in assessing the controlling factors on abiotic formation of organic compounds in hydrothermal systems. Knowledge on how environmental conditions affect reaction pathways of abiotic synthesis of organic compounds is critical for understanding deep subsurface ecosystems and the origin of organic compounds on Mars and other planets.

  11. Reaction parameters for the synthesis of n,n-dimethyl Fatty hydrazides from oil.

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    Ahmad, Norashikin; Azizul Hasan, Zafarizal Aldrin; Hassan, Hazimah Abu; Ahmad, Mansor; Zin Wan Yunus, Wan Md

    2015-01-01

    Hydrazide derivatives have been synthesized from methyl esters, hydrazones and vegetable oils. They are important due to their diverse applications in pharmaceutical products, detergents as well as in oil and gas industries. The chemical synthesis of fatty hydrazides is well-established; however, only a few publications described the synthesis of fatty hydrazide derivatives, particularly, when produced from refined, bleached and deodorized palm olein. Here, the synthesis and characterization of N,N-dimethyl fatty hydrazides are reported. The N,N-dimethyl fatty hydrazides was successfully synthesized from fatty hydrazides and dimethyl sulfate in the presence of potassium hydroxide with the molar ratio of 1:1:1, 6 hours reaction time and 80? reaction temperature in ethanol. The product yield and purity were 22% and 89%, respectively. The fatty hydrazides used were synthesized from refined, bleached and deodorized palm olein with hydrazine monohydrate at pH 12 by enzymatic route. Fourier transform infrared, gas chromatography and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy techniques were used to determine the chemical composition of N,N-dimethyl fatty hydrazides. Proton NMR confirmed the product obtained were N,N-dimethyl fatty hydrazides. PMID:25519290

  12. Synthesis of Acyclic r, -Unsaturated Ketones via Pd(II)-Catalyzed Intermolecular Reaction of Alkynamides and Alkenes

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    Liu, David R.

    Synthesis of Acyclic r, -Unsaturated Ketones via Pd(II)-Catalyzed Intermolecular Reaction ketone.3 Here we describe the development of an analogous intermolecular oxidative coupling reaction between alkynamides and terminal alkenes to generate acyclic R, -unsat- urated ketones4 (eq 1). Our

  13. Metal-Catalyzed Carbon-Carbon Bond Forming Reactions for the Synthesis of Significant Chiral Building Blocks

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    Bugarin Cervantes, Alejandro

    2011-08-08

    ................................................... 40 1.3.2 Acceleration of the MBH Reaction............................. 41 1.3.3 NMR Studies of Complex TMEDA?MgI2 .................. 44 1.3.4 Enantioselective MBH Reaction ................................. 46 1.3.5 Synthesis... AND OUTLOOK.................................................. 156 REFERENCES...................................................................................................... 160 APPENDIX A 1H NMR AND 13C NMR SPECTRA...

  14. Lipid synthesis under hydrothermal conditions by Fischer-Tropsch-type reactions

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    McCollom, T. M.; Ritter, G.; Simoneit, B. R.

    1999-01-01

    Ever since their discovery in the late 1970's, mid-ocean-ridge hydrothermal systems have received a great deal of attention as a possible site for the origin of life on Earth (and environments analogous to mid-ocean-ridge hydrothermal systems are postulated to have been sites where life could have originated or Mars and elsewhere as well). Because no modern-day terrestrial hydrothermal systems are free from the influence of organic compounds derived from biologic processes, laboratory experiments provide the best opportunity for confirmation of the potential for organic synthesis in hydrothermal systems. Here we report on the formation of lipid compounds during Fischer-Tropsch-type synthesis from aqueous solutions of formic acid or oxalic acid. Optimum synthesis occurs in stainless steel vessels by heating at 175 degrees C for 2-3 days and produces lipid compounds ranging from C2 to > C35 which consist of n-alkanols, n-alkanoic acids, n-alkenes, n-alkanes and alkanones. The precursor carbon sources used are either formic acid or oxalic acid, which disproportionate to H2, CO2 and probably CO. Both carbon sources yield the same lipid classes with essentially the same ranges of compounds. The synthesis reactions were confirmed by using 13C labeled precursor acids.

  15. Pyranoside-into-furanoside rearrangement: new reaction in carbohydrate chemistry and its application in oligosaccharide synthesis.

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    Krylov, Vadim B; Argunov, Dmitry A; Vinnitskiy, Dmitry Z; Verkhnyatskaya, Stella A; Gerbst, Alexey G; Ustyuzhanina, Nadezhda E; Dmitrenok, Andrey S; Huebner, Johannes; Holst, Otto; Siebert, Hans-Christian; Nifantiev, Nikolay E

    2014-12-01

    Great interest in natural furanoside-containing compounds has challenged the development of preparative methods for their synthesis. Herein a novel reaction in carbohydrate chemistry, namely a pyranoside-into-furanoside (PIF) rearrangement permitting the transformation of selectively O-substituted pyranosides into the corresponding furanosides is reported. The discovered process includes acid-promoted sulfation accompanied by rearrangement of the pyranoside ring into a furanoside ring followed by solvolytic O-desulfation. This process, which has no analogy in organic chemistry, was shown to be a very useful tool for the synthesis of furanoside-containing complex oligosaccharides, which was demonstrated by synthesizing disaccharide derivatives ?-D-Galp-(1?3)-?-D-Galf-OPr, 3-O-s-lactyl-?-D-Galf-(1?3)-?-D-Glcp-OPr, and ?-L-Fucf-(1?4)-?-D-GlcpA-OPr related to polysaccharides from the bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae and Enterococcus faecalis and the brown seaweed Chordaria flagelliformis. PMID:25319316

  16. A General Strategy for Nanohybrids Synthesis via Coupled Competitive Reactions Controlled in a Hybrid Process.

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    Wang, Rongming; Yang, Wantai; Song, Yuanjun; Shen, Xiaomiao; Wang, Junmei; Zhong, Xiaodi; Li, Shuai; Song, Yujun

    2015-01-01

    A new methodology based on core alloying and shell gradient-doping are developed for the synthesis of nanohybrids, realized by coupled competitive reactions, or sequenced reducing-nucleation and co-precipitation reaction of mixed metal salts in a microfluidic and batch-cooling process. The latent time of nucleation and the growth of nanohybrids can be well controlled due to the formation of controllable intermediates in the coupled competitive reactions. Thus, spatiotemporal-resolved synthesis can be realized by the hybrid process, which enables us to investigate nanohybrid formation at each stage through their solution color changes and TEM images. By adjusting the bi-channel solvents and kinetic parameters of each stage, the primary components of alloyed cores and the second components of transition metal doping ZnO or Al2O3 as surface coatings can be successively formed. The core alloying and shell gradient-doping strategy can efficiently eliminate the crystal lattice mismatch in different components. Consequently, varieties of gradient core-shell nanohybrids can be synthesized using CoM, FeM, AuM, AgM (M = Zn or Al) alloys as cores and transition metal gradient-doping ZnO or Al2O3 as shells, endowing these nanohybrids with unique magnetic and optical properties (e.g., high temperature ferromagnetic property and enhanced blue emission). PMID:25818342

  17. A General Strategy for Nanohybrids Synthesis via Coupled Competitive Reactions Controlled in a Hybrid Process

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    Wang, Rongming; Yang, Wantai; Song, Yuanjun; Shen, Xiaomiao; Wang, Junmei; Zhong, Xiaodi; Li, Shuai; Song, Yujun

    2015-01-01

    A new methodology based on core alloying and shell gradient-doping are developed for the synthesis of nanohybrids, realized by coupled competitive reactions, or sequenced reducing-nucleation and co-precipitation reaction of mixed metal salts in a microfluidic and batch-cooling process. The latent time of nucleation and the growth of nanohybrids can be well controlled due to the formation of controllable intermediates in the coupled competitive reactions. Thus, spatiotemporal-resolved synthesis can be realized by the hybrid process, which enables us to investigate nanohybrid formation at each stage through their solution color changes and TEM images. By adjusting the bi-channel solvents and kinetic parameters of each stage, the primary components of alloyed cores and the second components of transition metal doping ZnO or Al2O3 as surface coatings can be successively formed. The core alloying and shell gradient-doping strategy can efficiently eliminate the crystal lattice mismatch in different components. Consequently, varieties of gradient core-shell nanohybrids can be synthesized using CoM, FeM, AuM, AgM (M = Zn or Al) alloys as cores and transition metal gradient-doping ZnO or Al2O3 as shells, endowing these nanohybrids with unique magnetic and optical properties (e.g., high temperature ferromagnetic property and enhanced blue emission). PMID:25818342

  18. Fusion reactions and experimental approaches to the synthesis of superheavy nuclei

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    Yeremin, A. V.; Utyonkov, V. K.; Oganessian, Yu. Ts. [Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, JINR, 141 980 Dubna, Moscow region (Russian Federation)

    1998-02-15

    The question whether the asymmetric actinide based heavy ion reactions could be used for the synthesis of heavy (Z{>=}106) nuclides is essential from the point of view of the study of limitation on fusion, it is also important in such reactions new nuclides close to the magic number N=162 can be produced. Thus as the problem of a hindrance to fusion still remains unsolved the high excitation energy of the compound nucleus looks to be an obvious obstacle to using these reactions. Using the gas-filled recoil separator and electrostatic recoil separator VAS-SILISSA installed at the beam lines of the U-400 heavy ion cyclotron of the FLNR JINR we investigated the fusion reactions leading to 102, 103, 104, 105 and heaviest isotopes of the 106, 108 and 110 elements. The analysis of the measured cross-sections did not reveal any evidence of a hindrance to fusion at the ion bombarding energy close to the Coulomb barrier. {sup 48}Ca+{sup 232}Th{yields}{sup 280}110*, {sup 48}Ca+{sup 238}U{yields}{sup 286}112*, {sup 48}Ca+{sup 244}Pu{yields}{sup 292}114* appear to be the best reactions from the point of view of their cross-sections.

  19. Radical Coupling Reactions in Lignin Synthesis: A Density Functional Theory Study

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    Sangha, A. K.; Parks, J. M.; Standaert, R. F.; Ziebell, A.; Davis, M.; Smith, J. C.

    2012-04-26

    Lignin is a complex, heterogeneous polymer in plant cell walls that provides mechanical strength to the plant stem and confers resistance to degrading microbes, enzymes, and chemicals. Lignin synthesis initiates through oxidative radical-radical coupling of monolignols, the most common of which are p-coumaryl, coniferyl, and sinapyl alcohols. Here, we use density functional theory to characterize radical-radical coupling reactions involved in monolignol dimerization. We compute reaction enthalpies for the initial self- and cross-coupling reactions of these monolignol radicals to form dimeric intermediates via six major linkages observed in natural lignin. The 8-O-4, 8-8, and 8-5 coupling are computed to be the most favorable, whereas the 5-O-4, 5-5, and 8-1 linkages are less favorable. Overall, p-coumaryl self- and cross-coupling reactions are calculated to be the most favorable. For cross-coupling reactions, in which each radical can couple via either of the two sites involved in dimer formation, the more reactive of the two radicals is found to undergo coupling at its site with the highest spin density.

  20. Total Synthesis of Cephalosporolide E via a Tandem Radical/Polar Crossover Reaction. The Use of the Radical Cations under Nonoxidative Conditions in Total Synthesis.

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    Cortezano-Arellano, Omar; Quintero, Leticia; Sartillo-Piscil, Fernando

    2015-03-01

    The present work reports the first example of the use of the chemistry of radical cations under nonoxidative conditions in total synthesis. Using a late-stage tandem radical/polar crossover reaction, a highly stereoselective total synthesis of cephalosporolide E (which is typically obtained admixed with cephalosporolide F) was accomplished. The reaction of a phthalimido derivative with triphenyltin radical in refluxing toluene engenders a contact ion-pair (radical cation) that leads, in the first instance, to the cephalosporolide F, which is transformed into the cephalosporolide E via a stereocontrolled spiroketal isomerization promoted by the diphenylphosphate acid that is formed during the tandem transformation. PMID:25642728

  1. Efficient lipase-selective synthesis of dilauryl mannoses by simultaneous reaction–extraction system

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    Wenbin Zhang; Yinjiao Wang; Khizar Hayat; Xiaoming Zhang; Abbas Shabbar; Biao Feng; Chengsheng Jia

    2009-01-01

    An efficient method for enzymatic-selective synthesis of dilauryl mannoses was developed using lipase-catalyzed condensation\\u000a of d-mannose and lauric acid in a simultaneous reaction–extraction system. The highest equilibrium conversion of diesters of 51%\\u000a (1,6-diester: 14%; 3,6-diester: 18%; 4,6-diester: 19%) and the total conversion of mono and dilauryl mannoses of 76% were\\u000a achieved at the n-hexane\\/acetonitrile ratio of 1:1, the molar ratio

  2. Precision synthesis of functional materials via RAFT polymerization and click-type chemical reactions

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    Flores, Joel Diez

    2011-12-01

    The need to tailor polymeric architectures with specific physico-chemical properties via the simplest, cleanest, and most efficient synthetic route possible has become the ultimate goal in polymer synthesis. Recent progress in macromolecular science, such as the discoveries of controlled/"living" free radical polymerization (CRP) methods, has brought about synthetic capabilities to prepare (co)polymers with advanced topologies, predetermined molecular weights, narrow molecular weight distributions, and precisely located functional groups. In addition, the establishment of click chemistry has redefined the selected few highly efficient chemical reactions that become highly useful in post-polymerization modification strategies. Hence, the ability to make well-defined topologies afforded by controlled polymerization techniques and the facile incorporation of functionalities along the chain via click-type reactions have yielded complex architectures, allowing the investigation of physical phenomena which otherwise could not be studied with systems prepared via conventional methods. The overarching theme of the research work described in this dissertation is the fusion of the excellent attributes of reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization method, which is one of the CRP techniques, and click-type chemical reactions in the precision of synthesis of advanced functional materials. Chapter IV is divided into three sections. In Section I, the direct RAFT homopolymerization of 2-(acryloyloxy)ethyl isocyanate (AOI) and subsequent post-polymerization modifications are described. The polymerization conditions were optimized in terms of the choice of RAFT chain transfer agent (CTA), polymerization temperature and the reaction medium. Direct RAFT polymerization of AOI requires a neutral CTA, and relatively low reaction temperature to yield AOI homopolymers with low polydispersities. Efficient side-chain functionalization of PAOI homopolymers was achieved via reaction with model amine, thiol and alcohol compounds yielding urea, thiourethane and urethane derivatives, respectively. Reactions with amines and thiols (in the presence of base) were rapid, quantitative and efficient. However, the reaction with alcohols catalyzed by dibutyltin dilaurate (DBTDL) was relatively slow but proceeded to completion. Selective reaction pathways for the addition of difunctional ethanolamine and mercaptoethanol were also investigated. A related strategy is described in Section II wherein a hydroxyl-containing diblock copolymer precursor was transformed into a library of functional copolymers via two sequential post-polymerization modification reactions. A diblock copolymer scaffold, poly[(N,N-dimethylacrylamide)-b-( N-(2-hydroxyethyl)acrylamide] (PDMA-b-PHEA) was first prepared. The hydroxyl groups of the HEA block were then reacted with 2-(acryloyloxy)ethylisocyanate (AOI) and allylisocyanate (AI) resulting in acrylate- and allyl-functionalized copolymer precursors, respectively. The efficiencies of Michael-type and free radical thiol addition reactions were investigated using selected thiols having alkyl, aryl, hydroxyl, carboxylic acid, amine and amino acid functionalities. The steps of RAFT polymerization, isocyanate-hydroxyl coupling and thiol-ene addition are accomplished under mild conditions, thus offering facile and modular routes to synthesize functional copolymers. The synthesis and solution studies of pH- and salt-responsive triblock copolymer are described in Section III. This system is capable of forming self-locked micellar structures which may be controlled by changing solution pH as well as ionic strength. A triblock copolymer containing a permanently hydrophilic poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide) (PDMA) outer block, a salt-sensitive zwitterionic poly(3[2-(N-methylacrylamido)ethyl dimethylammonio]propanesulfonate) (PMAEDAPS) middle block and a pH-responsive 3-acrylamido-3-methylbutanoic acid (PAMBA) core block was synthesized using aqueous RAFT polymerization. A facile formation of "self-locking&quo

  3. Low-temperature synthesis of actinide tetraborides by solid-state metathesis reactions

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    Lupinetti, Anthony J. (Los Alamos, NM); Garcia, Eduardo (Los Alamos, NM); Abney, Kent D. (Los Alamos, NM)

    2004-12-14

    The synthesis of actinide tetraborides including uranium tetraboride (UB.sub.4), plutonium tetraboride (PuB.sub.4) and thorium tetraboride (ThB.sub.4) by a solid-state metathesis reaction are demonstrated. The present method significantly lowers the temperature required to .ltoreq.850.degree. C. As an example, when UCl.sub.4 is reacted with an excess of MgB.sub.2, at 850.degree. C., crystalline UB.sub.4 is formed. Powder X-ray diffraction and ICP-AES data support the reduction of UCl.sub.3 as the initial step in the reaction. The UB.sub.4 product is purified by washing water and drying.

  4. Facile synthesis of ultrathin magnetic iron oxide nanoplates by Schikorr reaction

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    2013-01-01

    In this work, a very facile one-pot hydrothermal synthesis approach has been developed for the preparation of ultrathin magnetite nanoplates. The hydrothermal procedure was performed by aging ferrous hydroxide under anaerobic conditions, which is known as Schikorr reaction. Ethylene glycol (EG), which was introduced to the reaction as another solvent, played a critical role in the formation process of these nanoplates. Typically, hexagonal Fe3O4 nanoplates with a thickness of 10 to 15 nm and a side length of 150 to 200 nm have been synthesized with EG/H2O = 1:1 in experiments. Our data suggest that the thickness of Fe3O4 nanoplates decreases, and the shape of the nanoplate becomes more irregular when the concentration of EG increases. The as-prepared Fe3O4 nanoplates were highly crystallized single crystals and exhibited large coercivity and specific absorption rate coefficient. PMID:23294626

  5. Novel vapor phase reactions for the synthesis and modification of carbon nanotubes and inorganic nanowires.

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    Govindaraj, A; Vivekchand, S R C; Rao, C N R

    2007-06-01

    Several vapor phase methods have been developed for the preparation and modification of carbon nanotubes and inorganic nanowires. Thus, nebulized spray pyrolysis has been employed for the synthesis of carbon nanotubes and metal nanowires. Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) with fairly uniform diameters and aligned nanotube bundles have been obtained by nebulized spray pyrolysis using solutions of organometallics such as ferrocene in hydrocarbon solvents. Single-crystalline nanowires of zinc, cadmium, cobalt, and lead are obtained by the decomposition of metal acetates. By reacting acid-treated carbon nanotubes with vapors of metal halides, followed by reaction with water and calcination chemically-bonded oxide layers can be obtained on the nanotubes. A similar procedure has been employed to prepare chemically-bonded oxide layers on Al2O3, ZnO, and silicon nanowires by the reaction of the metal halides with the surface hydroxyl groups present on these nanowire surfaces. PMID:17654926

  6. Multicomponent reactions and ionic liquids: a perfect synergy for eco-compatible heterocyclic synthesis.

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    Isambert, Nicolas; Sanchez Duque, Maria del Mar; Plaquevent, Jean-Christophe; Génisson, Yves; Rodriguez, Jean; Constantieux, Thierry

    2011-03-01

    The efficiency of a chemical synthesis can be nowadays measured, not only by parameters like selectivity and overall yield, but also by its raw material, time, human resources and energy requirements, as well as the toxicity and hazard of the chemicals and the protocols involved. The development of multicomponent reactions (MCRs) in the presence of task-specific ionic liquids (ILs), used not only as environmentally benign reaction media, but also as catalysts, is a new approach that meet with the requirements of sustainable chemistry. The aim of this tutorial review is to highlight the synergistic effect of the combined use of MCRs and ILs for the development of new eco-compatible methodologies for heterocyclic chemistry. PMID:20963207

  7. The design and synthesis of artificial photosynthetic antennas, reaction centres and membranes.

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    Moore, T A; Moore, A L; Gust, D

    2002-01-01

    Artificial antenna systems and reaction centres synthesized in our laboratory are used to illustrate that structural and thermodynamic factors controlling energy and electron transfer in these constructs can be modified to optimize performance. Artificial reaction centres have been incorporated into liposomal membranes where they convert light energy to vectorial redox potential. This redox potential drives a Mitchellian, quinone-based, proton-transporting redox loop that generates a Deltamu H(+) of ca. 4.4 kcal mol(-1) comprising DeltapH ca. 2.1 and Deltapsi ca. 70 mV. In liposomes containing CF(0)F(1)-ATP synthase, this system drives ATP synthesis against an ATP chemical potential similar to that observed in natural systems. PMID:12437888

  8. Origin of fatty acid synthesis - Thermodynamics and kinetics of reaction pathways

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    Weber, Arthur L.

    1991-01-01

    The primitiveness of contemporary fatty acid biosynthesis was evaluated by using the thermodynamics and kinetics of its component reactions to estimate the extent of its dependence on powerful and selective catalysis by enzymes. Since this analysis indicated that the modern pathway is not primitive because it requires sophisticated enzymatic catalysis, an alternative pathway of primitive fatty acid synthesis is proposed that uses glycolaldehyde as a substrate. In contrast to the modern pathway, this primitive pathway is not dependent on an exogenous source of phosphoanhydride energy. Furthermore, the chemical spontaneity of its reactions suggests that it could have been readily catalyzed by the rudimentary biocatalysts available at an early stage in the origin of life.

  9. Vulcanism, mercury-sensitized photo-reactions and abiogenetic synthesis - A theoretical treatment

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    Siegel, S. M.; Siegel, B. Z.

    1976-01-01

    Attention is called to the photodynamic and thermodynamic properties of Periodic Group IIb elements, most notably Hg, as they relate to ultra-violet sensitization in organic chemical reactions. The energy levels of 6 1P1 and 6 3P1 resonance states and the high vapor pressure (greater than 0.001 mm) of the metal at temperatures as low as 293 K bring Hg with the range of bond dissociation energies in most organic molecules and many inorganics. These capabilities considered together with recent evidence for Hg emission as a regular part of volcanic and geothermal processes provide the basis for a proposal that Hg-sensitized ultraviolet photo-reactions may have played a significant part in abiogenetic organic synthesis on the primative earth.

  10. Synthesis of Shape-Anisotropic Nanomaterials using Spontaneous Galvanic Displacement Reactions

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    Leong, G. J.; Strand, M.; Schulze, M.; Maloney, D.; Larson, D.; Alia, S.; Perry, K.; Neyerlin, K. C.; Pivovar, B.; Wise, A. M.; Toney, M.; Richards, R. M.

    2013-01-01

    The direct synthesis of nanostructures using wet chemical reduction methods has had a major impact on catalysis and materials design. However, no mechanism has yet been reported that explicitly provides growth parameters for shapes and sizes as a function of desired metals, making it difficult to directly synthesize shaped particles from specific metals. There have been reports in the literature using this method to obtain core-shell, porous cage-like and irregular structures, however only one report proposing a mechanism of the displacement process exists, which does not explain surface and bulk morphology changes as a function of reaction condition. Here, we demonstrate the use of small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS), and microscopy to study the Ag-to-Pt displacement process of nanoparticles, nanowires and nanoplates at known intervals throughout the reaction. Obtaining a fundamental understanding of the displacement process will allow us to tune composition, morphology, and thus electronic properties of novel materials.

  11. Biochemistry of Ammonia Monoxygenase from Nitrosomonas

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    Alan Hooper

    2009-07-15

    Major results. 1. CytochromecM552, a protein in the electron transfer chain to ammonia monooxygenase. Purification, modeling of protein structure based on primary structure, characterization of 4 hemes by magnetic spectroscopy, potentiometry, ligand binding and turnover. Kim, H. J., ,Zatsman, et al. 2008). 2. Characterization of proteins which thought to be involved in the AMO reaction or to protect AMO from toxic nitrogenous intermediates such as NO. Nitrosocyanin is a protein present only in bacteria which catalyze the ammonia monoxygenase reaction (1). Cytochrome c P460 beta and cytochrome c’ beta.

  12. The densities and reaction heat of methanol synthesis System from cornstalk syngas

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    Zhu, Ling-feng; Zhao, Qing-ling; Chen, Jing; Zhang, Le; Zhang, Run-tao; Liu, Li-li; Zhang, Zhao-yue

    2010-11-01

    Methanol can be used as possibole replacement for conventional gasoline and Diesel fuel. In order to produce methanol, it is necessary to decompose biomass, including cornstalks, which is a raw material from agricultural residues. A promising route for processing cornstals is made cornstalks gasficated with thermochemical method to prepare the syngas, which has been conducted under a down-flow fixed bed gasifier. While the low-heat-value cornstalk gas produced in the down-flow fixed bed gasifier needs purified and a variety of technical procedures such as deoxygenation, desulfurization, catalytic cracking of tar and hydrogenation. In this paper, the catalytic experiments of methanol synthesis with cornstalk syngas were carried out in a tubular-flow integral and isothermal reactor. The effect of reaction temperature, pressure, catalyst types, catalyst particle size, syngas flow at entering end and composition of syngas was determind. The experimental results indicated that the proper catalyst of the synthetic reaction was C301 and the optimum catalyst size (?) was 0.833 mm×0.351 mm. The optimal operating temperature and pressure were found to be 235° C and 5 MPa, respectively. The suitable syngas flow 0.9-1.10 mol/h at entering end was selected and the suitable composition of syngas were CO 10.49%, CO28.8%, N237.32%, CnHm0.95% and H240.49%. The methanol yield is 0.418 g/g cornstalk. Moreover, the densities, state equation parameters and the total reaction heat ?HT,P, of methanol reacting system was calculated by SHBWR state equation under givern reaction pressure. The calculation results provided basic data for the design of the industrial equipments in which catalyzed synthesis of methanol from cornstalk gases is operated.

  13. Enzymatic synthesis of amoxicillin: avoiding limitations of the mechanistic approach for reaction kinetics.

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    Gonçalves, Luciana R B; Sousa, Ruy; Fernandez-Lafuente, Roberto; Guisan, Jose M; Giordano, Raquel L C; Giordano, Roberto C

    2002-12-20

    A recurrent doubt that occurs to the enzyme-kinetics modeler is, When should I stop adding parameters to my mechanistic model in order to fit a non-conventional behavior? This problem becomes more and more involving when the complexity of the reaction network increases. This work intends to show how the use of artificial neural networks may circumvent the need of including an overwhelming number of parameters in the rate equations obtained through the classical, mechanistic approach. We focus on the synthesis of amoxicillin by the reaction of p-OH-phenylglycine methyl ester and 6-aminopenicillanic acid, catalyzed by penicillin G acylase immobilized on glyoxyl-agarose, at 25 degrees C and pH 6.5. The reaction was carried on a batch reactor. Three kinetic models of this system were compared: a mechanistic, a semi-empiric, and a hybrid-neural network (NN). A semi-empiric, simplified model with a reasonable number of parameters was initially built-up. It was able to portray many typical process conditions. However, it either underestimated or overestimated the rate of synthesis of amoxicillin when substrates' concentrations were low. A more complex, full-scale mechanistic model that could span all operational conditions was intractable for all practical purposes. Finally, a hybrid model, that coupled artificial neural networks (NN) to mass-balance equations was established, that succeeded in representing all situations of interest. Particularly, the NN could predict with accuracy reaction rates for conditions where the semi-empiric model failed, namely, at low substrate concentrations, a situation that would occur, for instance, at the end of a fed-batch industrial process. PMID:12378603

  14. Proline catalyzed ?-aminoxylation reaction in the synthesis of biologically active compounds.

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    Kumar, Pradeep; Dwivedi, Namrata

    2013-02-19

    The search for new and efficient ways to synthesize optically pure compounds is an active area of research in organic synthesis. Asymmetric catalysis provides a practical, cost-effective, and efficient method to create a variety of complex natural products containing multiple stereocenters. In recent years, chemists have become more interested in using small organic molecules to catalyze organic reactions. As a result, organocatalysis has emerged both as a promising strategy and as an alternative to catalysis with expensive proteins or toxic metals. One of the most successful and widely studied secondary amine-based organocatalysts is proline. This small molecule can catalyze numerous reactions such as the aldol, Mannich, Michael addition, Robinson annulation, Diels-Alder, ?-functionalization, ?-amination, and ?-aminoxylation reactions. Catalytic and enantioselective ?-oxygenation of carbonyl compounds is an important reaction to access a variety of useful building blocks for bioactive molecules. Proline catalyzed ?-aminoxylation using nitrosobenzene as oxygen source, followed by in situ reduction, gives enantiomerically pure 1,2-diol. This molecule can then undergo a variety of organic reactions. In addition, proline organocatalysis provides access to an assortment of biologically active natural products including mevinoline (a cholesterol lowering drug), tetrahydrolipstatin (an antiobesity drug), R(+)-?-lipoic acid, and bovidic acid. In this Account, we present an iterative organocatalytic approach to synthesize both syn- and anti-1,3-polyols, both enantio- and stereoselectively. This method is primarily based on proline-catalyzed sequential ?-aminoxylation and Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons (HWE) olefination of aldehyde to give a ?-hydroxy ester. In addition, we briefly illustrate the broad application of our recently developed strategy for 1,3-polyols, which serve as valuable, enantiopure building blocks for polyketides and other structurally diverse and complex natural products. Other research groups have also applied similar strategies to prepare such bioactive molecules as littoralisone, brasoside and (+)-cytotrienin A. Among the various synthetic approaches reported for 1,3-polyols, our organocatalytic iterative approach appears to be very promising and robust. This method combines the merit of organocatalytic reaction with an easy access to both enantiomerically pure forms of proline, mild reaction conditions, and tolerance to both air and moisture. In this Account, we present the latest applications of organocatalysis and how organic chemists can use this new tool for the total synthesis of complex natural products. PMID:23148510

  15. Effects of water on reactions for waste treatment, organic synthesis, and bio-refinery in sub- and supercritical water.

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    Akizuki, Makoto; Fujii, Tatsuya; Hayashi, Rumiko; Oshima, Yoshito

    2014-01-01

    Current research analyzing the effects of water in the field of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions of organics in sub- and supercritical water are reviewed in this article. Since the physical properties of water (e.g., density, ion product and dielectric constants) can affect the reaction rates and mechanisms of various reactions, understanding the effects that water can have is important in controlling reactions. For homogeneous reactions, the effects of water on oxidation, hydrolysis, aldol condensation, Beckman rearrangement and biomass refining were introduced including recent experimental results up to 100 MPa using special pressure-resistance equipment. For heterogeneous reactions, the effects of ion product on acid/base-catalyzed reactions, such as hydrothermal conversion of biomass-related compounds, organic synthesis in the context of bio-refinery, and hydration of olefins were described and how the reaction paths are controlled by the concentration of water and hydrogen ions was summarized. PMID:23867097

  16. Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in supercritical reaction media. Progress report, July 10, 1992--September 30, 1992

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    Subramaniam, B.

    1992-10-01

    The goal of this research is to thoroughly investigate the feasibility of using supercritical fluid (SCF) solvent medium for carrying out Fischer-Tropsch (FT) synthesis. Research will address the systematic experimental investigations of FT synthesis over supported Fe and Co catalysts in a CSTR and in a fixed-bed reactor at typical synthesis temperatures (240-260{degrees}C). The SCF medium to be employed is n-Hexane (P{sub c} = 29.7 bar; {Tc} = 233.7{degrees}C), while n-Hexadecane will be employed as the liquid reaction medium. Overall conversion, product distribution and catalyst deactivation will be measured in each case for various feed H{sub 2}/CO ratios ranging from 0.5 to 2. Product analyses will be carried out using GC/TCD, GC/FID and GC/MS systems. The fresh and used catalysts will be characterized with respect to active metal dispersion, surface area and pore size distribution.

  17. Journey on greener pathways: from the use of alternate energy inputs and benign reaction media to sustainable applications of nano-catalysts in synthesis and environmental remediation

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    Sustainable synthetic processes developed during the past two decades involving the use of alternate energy inputs and greener reaction media are summarized. These processes include examples of coupling reactions, the synthesis of heterocyclic compounds, and a variety of reactio...

  18. An efficient synthesis of anhydrides of 2-monosubstituted succinic acid monoesters and their application to the Dakin–West reaction: Isolation of some 5-succinyloxyoxazole intermediates

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    Joseph Richard Casimir; Laurent Ettouati; Joëlle Paris

    1998-01-01

    A rapid and versatile synthesis of 2-monosubstituted monosuccinates and their bimolecular anhydrides is described. The reaction of these anhydrides with N-Fmoc-protected dipeptides under the modified Dakin–West reaction affords mainly the corresponding 5-succinyloxyoxazoles.

  19. Synthesis of nanocrystalline yttrium iron garnet by low temperature solid state reaction

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    Yu Hongtao, E-mail: yuhongtao@swust.edu.cn; Zeng Liwen; Lu Chao; Zhang Wenbo; Xu Guangliang

    2011-04-15

    In this work, nanocrystalline yttrium iron garnet powders were produced by low temperature solid state reaction. The phase evolution during the procedure was determined from the thermogravimetric and differential thermal analysis, and the x-ray diffraction patterns. The results of transmission electron microscopy indicated that the prepared powders exhibited grain size at the nano-level of 20 {approx} 40 nm. Dense ceramics with a theoretical density of around 98% were obtained from the prepared powders after sintering at 1280 deg. C, a relative low sintering temperature compared with conventional ceramic processes, and the saturation magnetizations of sintered samples were also determined. - Research Highlights: {yields}No sol or gel form during the synthesis processing using nitrates and citric acid as raw materials. {yields}The synthesis method needs a low heating temperature (700 deg. C) compared with conventional solid state reaction. {yields}The product is a single phase with homogeneous size distribution and nano grains (20 {approx} 40 nm) confirmed by TEM. {yields}Dense YIG ceramic can be sintered at a low temperature (1280 deg. C) compared with that in conventional processing.

  20. Synthesis and Biological Activities of 4-Aminoantipyrine Derivatives Derived from Betti-Type Reaction

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    Meshram, Jyotsna

    2014-01-01

    The present work deals with the synthesis and evaluation of biological activities of 4-aminoantipyrine derivatives derived from a three-component Betti reaction. The synthesis was initiated by the condensation of aromatic aldehyde, 4-aminoantipyrine, and 8-hydroxyquinoline in presence of fluorite as catalyst in a simple one-step protocol. The reactions were stirred at room temperature for 10–15?min achieving 92–95% yield. The structures of synthesized derivatives were established on the basis of spectroscopic and elemental analysis. All derivatives 4(a–h) were screened in vivo and in vitro for anti-inflammatory and anthelmintic activity against a reference drug, Diclofenac and Albendazole, respectively. The screening results show that compounds 4c, 4d, 4f, and 4h were found to possess potential anti-inflammatory activity while compounds 4a, 4b, 4e, and 4g are potent anthelmintic agents when compared with reference drugs, respectively. The bioactivity of these derivatives has also been evaluated with respect to Lipinski's rule of five using molinspiration cheminformatics software. PMID:24955256

  1. Streamlined ammonia removal from wastewater using biological deammonification process

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    In this work we evaluated biological deammonification process to more economically remove ammonia from livestock wastewater. The process combines partial nitritation (PN) and anammox. The anammox is a biologically mediated reaction that oxidizes ammonia (NH4+) and releases di-nitrogen gas (N2) unde...

  2. Regiocontrol by remote substituents. An enantioselective total synthesis of frenolicin B via a highly regioselective Diels-Alder reaction

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    Kraus, G.A.; Li, J. (Iowa State Univ., Ames (United States)); Gordon, M.S.; Jensen, J.H. (Ames Lab. US-DOE, IA (United States))

    1993-06-30

    The quinone subunit is contained in a broad range of biologically important natural products such as frenolicin B, which is a member of the pyranonaphthoquinone family. The diverse biological activity of quinones has led to the development of several new synthetic methods for quinones. Among the pathways featuring a cycloaddition reaction, one of the most general methods for the regiospecific synthesis of substituted quinones was pioneered by H.J. Rapoport and others. This method involves the Diels-Alder reaction of a substituted quinone. As part of a program to evaluate the directing effects of functional groups not directly attached to the atoms undergoing Diels-Alder cycloaddition, we now report that remote substituents on a dienophile can confer excellent regioselectivity in Diels-Alder reactions. This work has led to an extremely direct synthesis of the pyranonaphthoquinone framework and to the first synthesis of frenolicin B (1). 19 refs., 1 fig.

  3. ?-Hydroxy-?-lactones as nucleophiles in the Nicholas reaction for the synthesis of oxepene rings. Enantioselective formal synthesis of (-)-isolaurepinnacin and (+)-rogioloxepane A.

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    Rodríguez-López, Julio; Ortega, Nuria; Martín, Victor S; Martín, Tomás

    2014-04-11

    The enantioselective formal synthesis of (-)-isolaurepinnacin and (+)-rogioloxepane A has been achieved. The key steps are an intermolecular Nicholas reaction with a ?-hydroxy-?-lactone as the nucleophile, to form branched linear ethers, and an olefin ring-closing metathesis to obtain the oxepene core. PMID:24573686

  4. The Synthesis of "N"-Benzyl-2-Azanorbornene via Aqueous Hetero Diels-Alder Reaction: An Undergraduate Project in Organic Synthesis and Structural Analysis

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    Sauvage, Xavier; Delaude, Lionel

    2008-01-01

    The synthesis of "N"-benzyl-2-azanorbornene via aqueous hetero Diels-Alder reaction of cyclopentadiene and benzyliminium chloride formed in situ from benzylamine hydrochloride and formaldehyde is described. Characterization of the product was achieved by IR and NMR spectroscopies. The spectral data acquired are thoroughly discussed. Numerous…

  5. Ammonia - Did it have a role in chemical evolution. [abiogenesis

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    Ferris, J. P.; Nicodem, D. E.

    1974-01-01

    The significance of ammonia in the chemical evolution related to the origin of life is evaluated. A computer program was employed to calculate the time needed for the decomposition of ammonia by means of a photochemical reaction. Various possible protection mechanisms for ammonia are discussed, giving attention to hydrogen sulfide, hydrogen, ozone, and CO. It is concluded that in the absence of a sufficiently high pressure of hydrogen, any ammonia present in the primitive atmosphere would have been decomposed by photolysis in a million years.

  6. Rapid synthesis of highly functionalised ?-amino amides and medium ring lactones using multicomponent reactions of amino alcohols and isocyanides.

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    Bachman, Martin; Mann, Sam E; Sheppard, Tom D

    2012-01-01

    Four-component reactions between amino alcohols, aldehydes, isocyanides and thiols proceed rapidly under microwave or conventional heating at 60 °C in methanol. The reaction is successful with a wide range of components and gives access to potentially drug-like products containing amine, amide and thioether functionality in moderate to excellent yield. The reaction conditions are also applicable to the synthesis of a range of 8-10 membered medium ring lactones via three-component reactions of amino alcohols, isocyanides and acid-aldehydes. Incorporation of L-prolinol as the amino alcohol component in each case gives access to multicomponent products with moderate to high diastereoselectivity. PMID:22076284

  7. Ammonium accumulation during a silicate-limited diatom bloom indicates the potential for ammonia emission events

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    Hansell, Dennis

    be disproportionately important for air­sea ammonia flux. Once in the atmosphere, ammonia neutralizes acidity in neutralization reactions, particularly with acidic sulfate aerosol. It has been shown that new particle formation and Galloway, 1993). As the predominant naturally occurring base in the atmosphere, ammonia is important

  8. Preparation of double-doped BaCeO 3 and its application in the synthesis of ammonia at atmospheric pressure

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    ZhiJie Li; RuiQuan Liu; JiDe Wang; Zheng Xu; YaHong Xie; BenHui Wang

    2007-01-01

    Perovskite-type oxides BaCe0.90Sm0.10O3?? (BCS) and BaCe0.80Gd0.10Sm0.10O3?? (BCGS) were synthesized by the sol–gel method and characterized by thermal analysis (TG-DTA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Using the sintered samples as solid electrolytes and silver–palladium alloy as electrodes, ammonia was synthesized from nitrogen and hydrogen at atmospheric pressure in a solid-state proton-conducting cell reactor. The

  9. Assessing Ammonia Treatment Options

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    This is the second of three articles to help water system operators understand ammonia and how to monitor and control its effects at the plant and in the distribution system. The first article (Opflow, April 2012) provided an overview of ammonia's chemistry, origins, and water sy...

  10. Ring Walking/Oxidative Addition Reactions for the Controlled Synthesis of Conjugated Polymers

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    Bazan, Guillermo C

    2012-04-03

    Power conversion efficiencies of plastic solar cells depend strongly on the molecular weight characteristics of the semiconducting polymers used for their fabrication. The synthesis of these materials typically relies on transition metal mediated catalytic reactions. In many instances, the ideal structures cannot be attained because of deficiencies in these reactions, particularly when it comes to being able to achieve high number average molecular weights and narrow molecular weight distributions. Another important conjugated polymer structure of interest is one in which a single functional group is attached at the end group of the chain. Such systems would be ideal for modifying surface properties at interfaces and for labeling biomolecular probes used in fluorescent biosensors. To respond to the challenges above, our efforts have centered on the design of homogenous transition metal complexes that are easy to prepare and effective in carrying out living, or quasi-living, condensative chain polymerization reactions. The key mechanistic challenge for the success of this reaction is to force the insertion of one monomer unit at a time via a process that involves migration of the transition metal-containing fragment to one terminus of the polymer chain. Chain growth characteristics are therefore favored when the metal does not dissociate from the newly formed reductive elimination product. We have proposed that dissociation is disfavored by the formation of a Ï?-complex, in which the metal can sample various locations of the electronically delocalized framework, a process that we term â??ring-walkingâ?, and find the functionality where oxidative addition takes place. Success has been achieved in the nickel-mediated cross coupling reaction of Grignard reagents with aromatic halides by using bromo[1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane]phenylnickel. This reagent can yield poly(thiophene)s (one of the most widely used type of polymer in plastic solar cells) with excellent stereoregularity and molecular weight distributions with polydispersities that are consistent with a living polymerization sequence. Another important objective of this program concerned the use of these new catalysts and improved mechanistic insight for the synthesis of specific polymeric materials with prespecified properties.

  11. Biotransformations Utilizing ?-Oxidation Cycle Reactions in the Synthesis of Natural Compounds and Medicines

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    Œwizdor, Alina; Panek, Anna; Milecka-Tronina, Natalia; Ko?ek, Teresa

    2012-01-01

    ?-Oxidation cycle reactions, which are key stages in the metabolism of fatty acids in eucaryotic cells and in processes with a significant role in the degradation of acids used by microbes as a carbon source, have also found application in biotransformations. One of the major advantages of biotransformations based on the ?-oxidation cycle is the possibility to transform a substrate in a series of reactions catalyzed by a number of enzymes. It allows the use of sterols as a substrate base in the production of natural steroid compounds and their analogues. This route also leads to biologically active compounds of therapeutic significance. Transformations of natural substrates via ?-oxidation are the core part of the synthetic routes of natural flavors used as food additives. Stereoselectivity of the enzymes catalyzing the stages of dehydrogenation and addition of a water molecule to the double bond also finds application in the synthesis of chiral biologically active compounds, including medicines. Recent advances in genetic, metabolic engineering, methods for the enhancement of bioprocess productivity and the selectivity of target reactions are also described. PMID:23443116

  12. Biotransformations utilizing ?-oxidation cycle reactions in the synthesis of natural compounds and medicines.

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    Swizdor, Alina; Panek, Anna; Milecka-Tronina, Natalia; Ko?ek, Teresa

    2012-01-01

    ?-Oxidation cycle reactions, which are key stages in the metabolism of fatty acids in eucaryotic cells and in processes with a significant role in the degradation of acids used by microbes as a carbon source, have also found application in biotransformations. One of the major advantages of biotransformations based on the ?-oxidation cycle is the possibility to transform a substrate in a series of reactions catalyzed by a number of enzymes. It allows the use of sterols as a substrate base in the production of natural steroid compounds and their analogues. This route also leads to biologically active compounds of therapeutic significance. Transformations of natural substrates via ?-oxidation are the core part of the synthetic routes of natural flavors used as food additives. Stereoselectivity of the enzymes catalyzing the stages of dehydrogenation and addition of a water molecule to the double bond also finds application in the synthesis of chiral biologically active compounds, including medicines. Recent advances in genetic, metabolic engineering, methods for the enhancement of bioprocess productivity and the selectivity of target reactions are also described. PMID:23443116

  13. Study of the temperature-programmed reaction synthesis of early transition metal carbide and nitride catalyst materials from oxide precursors

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    John B. Claridge; Andrew P. E. York; Attila J. Brungs; Malcolm L. H. Green

    2000-01-01

    The synthesis of high surface area carbide and nitride materials from binary and ternary oxides of vanadium, niobium, tantalum, molybdenum, and tungsten, suitable for use as catalysts for a wide range of reactions, has been investigated via the temperature-programmed reaction (TPRe) method, in various gas mixtures. TPRe of oxides in CHâ\\/Hâ, CâHâ\\/Hâ, or NHâ yield materials with surface areas >

  14. Toward safer methodologies for the synthesis of polyheterocyclic systems: intramolecular arylation of arenes under Mizoroki-Heck reaction conditions.

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    Hernández, Susana; SanMartin, Raul; Tellitu, Imanol; Domínguez, Esther

    2003-04-01

    [reaction: see text] A straightforward synthesis of ibudilast-related pyrazolo[1,5-f]phenanthridines is accomplished by a tandem amine-exchange/heterocyclization of arylenaminones followed by an intramolecular biaryl coupling of the so-formed diarylpyrazoles. The direct, environmentally convenient ring-closure of the latter pyrazole intermediates, which show a close resemblance to the antiinflammatory drug celecoxib, is efficiently performed under Mizoroki-Heck reaction conditions. PMID:12659582

  15. Organocatalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Functionalized 1,3,5-Triarylpyrrolidin-2-ones via an Aza-Michael/Aldol Domino Reaction

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    Joie, Céline; Deckers, Kristina; Enders, Dieter

    2014-01-01

    The organocatalytic asymmetric synthesis of functionalized 1,3,5-triarylpyrrolidin-2-ones bearing three contiguous stereocenters through an aza-Michael/aldol domino reaction of ?-ketoamides with ?,?-unsaturated aldehydes is described. The domino products were further derivatized by aldehyde olefination under one-pot conditions. The reaction proceeds with excellent diastereoselectivities (>20:1) and good to excellent enantioselectivities (60–96% ee). PMID:25278634

  16. AMMONIA CONCENTRATIONS IN PINK SALMON, ONCORHYNCHUS GORBUSCHA,

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    Agency [EPA] 1974). The EPA method was modified by stabilizing the heat source during the reaction from the gravel is critical for survival ofyoung salmon. The young salmon have a higher rate the end of yolk absorption excrete ammonia at a higher rate than eggs or early alevins (Rice and Stokes

  17. Simultaneous Light-Directed Synthesis of Mirror-Image Microarrays in a Photochemical Reaction Cell with Flare Suppression

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    2013-01-01

    The use of photolabile protecting groups is a versatile and well-established means of synthesizing high complexity microarrays of biopolymers, such as nucleic acids and peptides, for high-throughput analysis. The synthesis takes place in a photochemical reaction cell which positions the microarray substrate at the focus of the optical system delivering the light and which can be connected to a fluidics system which delivers appropriate reagents to the surface in synchrony with the light exposure. Here we describe a novel photochemical reaction cell which allows for the simultaneous synthesis of microarrays on two substrates. The reaction cell positions both substrates within the limited depth-of-focus of the optical system while maintaining the necessary reagent flow conditions. The resulting microarrays are mirror images of each other but otherwise essentially identical. The new reaction cell doubles the throughput of microarray synthesis without increasing the consumption of reagents. In addition, a secondary flow chamber behind the reaction cell can be filled with an absorbent and index-matching fluid to eliminate reflections from light exiting the reaction cell assembly, greatly reducing unintended light exposure that reduces the sequence fidelity of the microarray probes. PMID:23968455

  18. Design and Synthesis of a Photoswitchable Gated Hemicarcerand and Computational Investigations of Stereoselective Organic Reactions

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    Wang, Hao

    2013-01-01

    catalyze the enantioselective allylboration reaction betweenenantioselective allylboration and propargylation reactions.enantioselective catalysis development for allylboration and propargylation reactions.

  19. Development of an Asymmetric Trimethylenemethane Cycloaddition Reaction: Application in the Enantioselective Synthesis of Highly Substituted Carbocycles

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    Trost, Barry M.; Silverman, Steven M.; Stambuli, James P.

    2011-01-01

    A protocol for the enantioselective [3+2] cycloaddition of trimethylenemethane with electron-deficient olefins has been developed. The synthesis of novel phosphoramidite ligands was critical in this effort, and the preparation and reactivity of these ligands is detailed. The evolution of the ligand design, commencing with acyclic amine-derived phosphoramidites and leading to cyclic pyrrolidine and azetidine structures is discussed. The conditions developed to effect an asymmetric TMM reaction using 2-trimethylsilylmethyl allyl acetate were shown to be tolerant of a wide variety of alkene acceptors, providing the desired methylenecyclopentanes with high levels of enantioselectivity. The donor scope was also explored and substituted systems were tolerated, including one bearing a nitrile moiety. These donors were reactive with unsaturated acylpyrroles, giving the product cyclopentane rings bearing three stereocenters in high enantioselectivity and complete diastereoselectivity. PMID:21936576

  20. Synthesis of metal-semiconductor core-shell nanoparticles using electrochemical surface-limited reactions.

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    Gu, Chaokang; Xu, Hui; Park, Minseo; Shannon, Curtis

    2009-01-01

    We report the synthesis of Au/CuI and Au/CdS core-shell nanoparticle (NP) thin films using codeposition and electrochemical atomic layer deposition (EC-ALD). Au nanoparticle films were prepared on glassy carbon supports by depositing alternating layers of poly(diallyl dimethylammonium)-stabilized Au nanoparticles and CoP(2)W(17)O(61)(8-) polyoxometallate interlayers. From there, CuI was deposited onto the surface of Au nanoparticles using electrochemical atomic layer deposition, while CdS films were grown by an atom-by-atom codeposition method. The semiconductor-Au core-shell nanoparticles were characterized by electrochemistry, photoluminescence spectroscopy, and Raman spectroscopy. Our results indicate that the semiconductors deposit onto the AuNP surface by surface limited electrochemical reactions. PMID:19063617

  1. Synthesis of Diverse Heterocyclic Scaffolds via Tandem Additions to Imine Derivatives and Ring-Forming Reactions

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    Sunderhaus, James D.; Dockendorff, Chris; Martin, Stephen F.

    2009-01-01

    A novel strategy has been developed for the efficient syntheses of diverse arrays of heterocyclic compounds. The key elements of the approach comprise a Mannich-type, multicomponent coupling reaction in which functionalized amines, aromatic aldehydes, acylating agents, and ?- and organometallic nucleophiles are combined to generate intermediates that are then further transformed into diverse heterocyclic scaffolds via a variety of cyclization manifolds. Significantly, many of these scaffolds bear functionality that may be exploited by further manipulation to create diverse collections of compounds having substructures found in biologically active natural products and clinically useful drugs. The practical utility of this strategy was exemplified by its application to the first, and extraordinarily concise synthesis of the isopavine alkaloid roelactamine. PMID:20625454

  2. Palladium-catalyzed reactions in the synthesis of 3- and 4-substituted indoles. 4

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    Hegedus, L.S.; Sestrick, M.R.; Michaelson, E.T.; Harrington, P.J. (Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins (USA))

    1989-08-18

    4-Bromo-1-tosylindole (1) was converted to tricyclic indole enone 11, a potential intermediate in the synthesis of tetracyclic ergot alkaloids, by a series of palladium-catalyzed processes. Attempts to construct the ergot D ring by the hetero-Diels-Alder reaction of enone 11 and 1-azabutadiene 12 produced not the expected (4 + 2) adduct 13 but the benz(cd)indoline derivative 14 resulting from attack of the aza diene at the indole 2-position. The thermodynamic stability of the naphthol nucleus makes enone 11 generally susceptible to attack at the indole 2-position, as evidenced by the attack of hydride and methyl cuprate nucleophiles at this portion forming indolines 16 and 17, respectively.

  3. The hydroboration reaction as a key for a straightforward synthesis of new MRI-NCT agents.

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    Boggio, Paolo; Toppino, Antonio; Geninatti Crich, Simonetta; Alberti, Diego; Marabello, Domenica; Medana, Claudio; Prandi, Cristina; Venturello, Paolo; Aime, Silvio; Deagostino, Annamaria

    2015-03-01

    In this study the hydroboration reaction has been exploited to produce in only four steps a new lipophilic GdBNCT/MRI agent (). As a matter of fact, the formation of a new B-C bond to link the decaborane with the lipophilic moiety greatly simplifies the synthesis of with respect to the previously reported dual agents. The complexes obtained ( and ) have been fully characterised from the relaxometric point of view and, after disaggregation with HP?CD, both isomers display high affinity for low density lipoproteins (LDLs) that can be exploited as specific carriers of these therapeutic and diagnostic agents for tumour cells. The LDL loading capacity is different for the two isomers. In fact, LDL can be loaded with 75 and 300 units of and , respectively, and for this reason, the isomer results to be the best candidate to perform MRI guided BNCT. PMID:25645198

  4. Synthesis and reactions of 7-fluoro-4-methyl-6-nitro-2-oxo-2H-1-benzopyran-3-carboxylic acid: a novel scaffold for combinatorial synthesis of coumarins.

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    Song, Aimin; Zhang, Jinhua; Lam, Kit S

    2004-01-01

    7-Fluoro-4-methyl-6-nitro-2-oxo-2H-1-benzopyran-3-carboxylic acid has been prepared as a novel scaffold for combinatorial synthesis of coumarins. The scaffold has three points of diversity. The optimal conditions for its reactions with different nucleophiles in solid phase were obtained. Sixteen coumarin derivatives with different structures were designed and synthesized in solid phase to demonstrate its application as a scaffold for combinatorial synthesis of coumarins. Thirteen of these derivatives were obtained in high yields. Many of these model compounds fluoresce. Combinatorial libraries constructed with this novel scaffold may have interesting biological or physical properties. PMID:14714994

  5. Library-friendly synthesis of fluorinated ketones through functionalized hydration of alkynes and investigation of the reaction mechanism

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    Bo Xu; Weibo Wang; Gerald B. Hammond

    2011-01-01

    A library-friendly synthesis of ?-substituted-?-fluoroketones through functionalized hydration of alkynes in one pot under mild conditions is reported. The ready availability of alkynes and organoboronic acids makes this reaction quite attractive. We also studied the key intermediate—a fluorinated cationic gold species—using in situ NMR spectroscopy and ESI-high resolution mass spectrometry.

  6. Synthesis and application of task-specific ionic liquids used as catalysts and\\/or solvents in organic unit reactions

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    Caibo Yue; Dong Fang; Lin Liu; Ting-Feng Yi

    2011-01-01

    This paper took various types of the task-specific ionic liquids as the main to review their synthesis and application to organic unit reactions from the point of view of development and practical utility. The economical task-specific ionic liquids were also brought forward.

  7. Microwave-Enhanced Organic Syntheses for the Undergraduate Laboratory: Diels-Alder Cycloaddition, Wittig Reaction, and Williamson Ether Synthesis

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    Baar, Marsha R.; Falcone, Danielle; Gordon, Christopher

    2010-01-01

    Microwave heating enhanced the rate of three reactions typically performed in our undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory: a Diels-Alder cycloaddition, a Wittig salt formation, and a Williamson ether synthesis. Ninety-minute refluxes were shortened to 10 min using a laboratory-grade microwave oven. In addition, yields improved for the Wittig…

  8. Photochemical Synthesis and Ligand Exchange Reactions of Ru(CO)[subscript 4] (Eta[superscript 2]-Alkene) Compounds

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    Cooke, Jason; Berry, David E.; Fawkes, Kelli L.

    2007-01-01

    The photochemical synthesis and subsequent ligand exchange reactions of Ru(CO)[subscript 4] (eta[superscript2]-alkene) compounds has provided a novel experiment for upper-level inorganic chemistry laboratory courses. The experiment is designed to provide a system in which the changing electronic properties of the alkene ligands could be easily…

  9. Synthesis of Polyhydroxylated Piperidine and Pyrrolidine Peptidomimetics via One-Pot Sequential Lactam Reduction/Joullié-Ugi Reaction.

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    Szcze?niak, Piotr; Maziarz, El?bieta; Stecko, Sebastian; Furman, Bart?omiej

    2015-04-01

    A direct approach to the synthesis of polyhydroxylated piperidine and pyrrolidine peptidomimetics is described. The presented strategy is based on one-pot reduction of sugar-derived lactams with Schwartz's reagent followed by a multicomponent Ugi-Joullié reaction. PMID:25768203

  10. Nafion®-catalyzed microwave-assisted Ritter reaction: An atom-economic solvent-free synthesis of amides

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    An atom-economic solvent-free synthesis of amides by the Ritter reaction of alcohols and nitriles under microwave irradiation is reported. This green protocol is catalyzed by solid supported Nafion®NR50 with improved efficiency and reduced waste production....

  11. Synthesis of 6-(Arylthio)phenanthridines by Copper-Catalyzed Tandem Reactions of 2-Biaryl Isothiocyanates with Diaryliodonium Salts.

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    Guo, Weisi; Li, Shoulei; Tang, Lin; Li, Ming; Wen, Lirong; Chen, Chao

    2015-03-01

    A novel copper-catalyzed tandem C-S/C-C bond-forming reaction of 2-biaryl isothiocyanates with diaryliodonium salts was developed. This is the first general approach to synthesize phenanthridines from 2-biaryl isothiocyanates. This methodology has been successfully applied to the synthesis of trisphaeridine. PMID:25719267

  12. Control of chemical reactions and synthesis by low-energy electrons.

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    Böhler, Esther; Warneke, Jonas; Swiderek, Petra

    2013-12-21

    Controlling the outcome of reactions is a central issue of chemical research. Physical tools can achieve this if they are able to precisely dissociate specific bonds of a molecule. However, to control synthesis, such tools must induce the formation of new bonds between two reactants to yield a more complex product. In the ideal case of an atom efficient synthesis, this product would contain all or at least most of the initial material. An electron beam is a physical tool that is capable of preparing molecules in reactive states or, at low electron energies, of initiating highly selective bond dissociation. The resulting fragments in turn can react with other molecules to yield stable products. This tutorial review focuses in particular on such low-energy electron-initiated molecular syntheses and their applications in the modification of surfaces. It thus emphasizes strategies towards the controlled and predictable formation of more complex products from small reactants initiated by interaction with low-energy electrons either through selective bond dissociation or formation of specific reactive molecular species. However, selective bond dissociation is not always desirable. This is briefly illustrated by the case of electron beam induced deposition where additional strategies may be required to control product formation. PMID:24088739

  13. Applications of Click Chemistry Reactions to the Synthesis of Functional Materials

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    Accurso, Adrian A.

    This body of work focuses on the production of functional materials using the most reliable carbon-hetoratom bond-forming processes available, which are widely termed "click chemistry" reactions in the literature. This focus on function is enabled by a basis in synthetic chemistry, and where appropriate, brings in techniques from the related fields of materials science and biology to address current needs in those areas. Chapter 1 concerns the in situ production of azide and alkyne-based click chemistry adhesive polymers. Screening of a library of multivalent azides and alkynes was accomplished on a custom-built highthroughput instrument and followed up on a lap-shear testing apparatus. The conductivity of composites made of the adhesive was also explored according to standard methods. The second and third chapters explore the synthesis and function of a family of related [3.3.1]-bicyclononane dichlorides, which we have termed "WCL" electrophiles, and their potential applications for surface functionalization, the synthesis of polycations, and candidate membrane disruptive compounds. The rates of consumption of dichlorides and hydrolysis of model compounds were also explored using NMR, GC-MS, and HPLC-based methods.

  14. Molecular Structure of Ammonia

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    2006-05-02

    Ammonia is a non-ionic colorless gas at ambient temperatures and a hydrogen bonding liquid at 240 Kelvin that has the remarkable ability to dissolve alkali metals. Ammonia is a Lewis base and is readily absorbed by water to form small amounts of ammonium hydroxide (pKb = 4.74). Naturally, ammonia has its sources in the biosphere (the nitrogen cycle) and is a trace gas in air and a source of ammonium ions in rain and atmospheric aerosols. Ammonia is prepared industrially by the Haber-Bosch process in quantities exceeding 120 million metric tons per year. In this process, ammonia gas is formed when hydrogen and nitrogen (3:1) are compressed to pressures of 200 atm and passed over an iron catalyst at 380-450 degrees C. Much of the ammonia produced this way (85%) is used as fertilizers on crops, a significant portion of which leaches from croplands into streams causing nitrate pollution and eutrophication of waterways (e.g., dead-zone in the Gulf of Mexico). Other sources of ammonia include combustion (coal and biomass burning) and from bacterial decomposition of animal excreta.

  15. Diastereoselective [2+2]-cycloaddition reactions of unsymmetrical cyclic ketenes with imines: synthesis of modified prolines and theoretical study of the reaction mechanism.

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    Macías, Alberto; Alonso, Eduardo; Del Pozo, Carlos; Venturini, Alessandro; González, Javier

    2004-10-15

    The synthesis of enantiomerically pure modified proline derivatives was achieved by using spiro beta-lactams as starting material that were prepared in turn by the [2+2]-cycloaddition of unsymmetrical cyclic ketenes with optically active imines. A theoretical study of the [2+2]-cycloaddition reaction, using density-functional methods, gave insights on the origin of the observed stereoselectivity of the Staudinger reaction. The spiro beta-lactams were transformed in the N-Boc derivatives and subjected to nucleophilic ring opening, affording the corresponding enantiomerically pure modified proline derivatives, isolated as orthogonally protected compounds. PMID:15471445

  16. Effect of the reaction temperature on the transglycosylation reactions catalyzed by the cyclodextrin glucanotransferase from Bacillus macerans for the synthesis of large-ring cyclodextrins

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    Qingsheng Qi; Xiaoyan She; Tomohiro Endo; Wolfgang Zimmermann

    2004-01-01

    The synthesis of cyclodextrins with from 6 to more than 50 glucose units by cyclodextrin glucanotransferase (CGTase, EC 2.4.1.19) from Bacillus macerans was investigated. Analysis of the synthesized cyclic ?-1,4-glucan products showed that a higher yield of large-ring cyclodextrins were obtained with a reaction temperature of 60 °C compared to 40 °C. The yield of large-ring cyclodextrins obtained at 60

  17. Ammonia Leak Locator Study

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    Dodge, Franklin T.; Wuest, Martin P.; Deffenbaugh, Danny M.

    1995-01-01

    The thermal control system of International Space Station Alpha will use liquid ammonia as the heat exchange fluid. It is expected that small leaks (of the order perhaps of one pound of ammonia per day) may develop in the lines transporting the ammonia to the various facilities as well as in the heat exchange equipment. Such leaks must be detected and located before the supply of ammonia becomes critically low. For that reason, NASA-JSC has a program underway to evaluate instruments that can detect and locate ultra-small concentrations of ammonia in a high vacuum environment. To be useful, the instrument must be portable and small enough that an astronaut can easily handle it during extravehicular activity. An additional complication in the design of the instrument is that the environment immediately surrounding ISSA will contain small concentrations of many other gases from venting of onboard experiments as well as from other kinds of leaks. These other vapors include water, cabin air, CO2, CO, argon, N2, and ethylene glycol. Altogether, this local environment might have a pressure of the order of 10(exp -7) to 10(exp -6) torr. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) was contracted by NASA-JSC to provide support to NASA-JSC and its prime contractors in evaluating ammonia-location instruments and to make a preliminary trade study of the advantages and limitations of potential instruments. The present effort builds upon an earlier SwRI study to evaluate ammonia leak detection instruments [Jolly and Deffenbaugh]. The objectives of the present effort include: (1) Estimate the characteristics of representative ammonia leaks; (2) Evaluate the baseline instrument in the light of the estimated ammonia leak characteristics; (3) Propose alternative instrument concepts; and (4) Conduct a trade study of the proposed alternative concepts and recommend promising instruments. The baseline leak-location instrument selected by NASA-JSC was an ion gauge.

  18. Chemical pathways for the formation of ammonia in Hanford wastes

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    Stock, L.M.; Pederson, L.R.

    1997-09-01

    This report reviews chemical reactions leading to the formation of ammonia in Hanford wastes. The general features of the chemistry of the organic compounds in the Hanford wastes are briefly outlined. The radiolytic and thermal free radical reactions that are responsible for the initiation and propagation of the oxidative degradation reactions of the nitrogen-containing complexants, trisodium HEDTA and tetrasodium EDTA, are outlined. In addition, the roles played by three different ionic reaction pathways for the oxidation of the same compounds and their degradation products are described as a prelude to the discussion of the formation of ammonia. The reaction pathways postulated for its formation are based on tank observations, laboratory studies with simulated and actual wastes, and the review of the scientific literature. Ammonia derives from the reduction of nitrite ion (most important), from the conversion of organic nitrogen in the complexants and their degradation products, and from radiolytic reactions of nitrous oxide and nitrogen (least important). Reduction of nitrite ions is believed to be the most important source of ammonia. Whether by radiolytic or thermal routes, nitrite reduction reactions proceed through nitrogen dioxide, nitric oxide, the nitrosyl anion, and the hyponitrite anion. Nitrite ion is also converted into hydroxylamine, another important intermediate on the pathway to form ammonia. These reaction pathways additionally result in the formation of nitrous oxide and molecular nitrogen, whereas hydrogen formation is produced in a separate reaction sequence.

  19. Sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate-assisted synthesis through a hydrothermal reaction

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    Sobhani, Azam [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Kashan, Kashan, P.O. Box 87317–51167, Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Kashan, Kashan, P.O. Box 87317–51167, Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Salavati-Niasari, Masoud, E-mail: salavati@kashanu.ac.ir [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Kashan, Kashan, P.O. Box 87317–51167, Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran, Islamic Republic of) [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Kashan, Kashan, P.O. Box 87317–51167, Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Institute of Nano Science and Nano Technology, University of Kashan, Kashan, P.O. Box 87317–51167, Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2012-08-15

    Graphical abstract: Reaction of a SeCl{sub 4} aqueous solution with a NiCl{sub 2}·6H{sub 2}O aqueous solution in presence of sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate (SDBS) as capping agent and hydrazine (N{sub 2}H{sub 4}·H{sub 2}O) as reductant, produces nanosized nickel selenide through a hydrothermal method. The effect of temperature, reaction time and amounts of reductant on the morphology, particle sizes of NiSe nanostructures has been investigated. Highlights: ? NiSe nanostructures were synthesized by hydrothermal method. ? A novel Se source was used to synthesize NiSe. ? SDBS as capping agent plays a crucial role on the morphology of products. ? A mixture of Ni{sub 3}Se{sub 2} and NiSe was prepared in the presence of 2 ml hydrazine. ? A pure phase of NiSe was prepared in the presence of 4 or 6 ml hydrazine. -- Abstract: The effects of the anionic surfactant on the morphology, size and crystallization of NiSe precipitated from NiCl{sub 2}·6H{sub 2}O and SeCl{sub 4} in presence of hydrazine (N{sub 2}H{sub 4}·H{sub 2}O) as reductant were investigated. The products have been successfully synthesized in presence of sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate (SDBS) as surfactant via an improved hydrothermal route. A variety of synthesis parameters, such as reaction time and temperature, capping agent and amount of reducing agent have a significant effect on the particle size, phase purity and morphology of the obtained products. The sample size became bigger with decreasing reaction temperature and increasing reaction time. In the presence of 2 ml hydrazine, the samples were found to be the mixture of Ni{sub 3}Se{sub 2} and NiSe. With increasing the reaction time and amount of hydrazine a pure phase of hexagonal NiSe was obtained. X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images indicate phase, particle size and morphology of the products. Chemical composition and purity of the products were characterized by X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). Photoluminescence (PL) was used to study the optical properties of NiSe samples.

  20. Multicomponent versus domino reactions: One-pot free-radical synthesis of ?-amino-ethers and ?-amino-alcohols

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    Rossi, Bianca; Prosperini, Simona

    2015-01-01

    Summary Following an optimized multicomponent procedure, an aryl amine, a ketone, and a cyclic ether or an alcohol molecule are assembled in a one-pot synthesis by nucleophilic radical addition of ketyl radicals to ketimines generated in situ. The reaction occurs under mild conditions by mediation of the TiCl4/Zn/t-BuOOH system, leading to the formation of quaternary ?-amino-ethers and -alcohols. The new reaction conditions guarantee good selectivity by preventing the formation of secondary products. The secondary products are possibly derived from a competitive domino reaction, which involves further oxidation of the ketyl radicals. PMID:25670994

  1. Removal of ammonia solutions used in catalytic wet oxidation processes.

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    Hung, Chang Mao; Lou, Jie Chung; Lin, Chia Hua

    2003-08-01

    Ammonia (NH(3)) is an important product used in the chemical industry, and is common place in industrial wastewater. Industrial wastewater containing ammonia is generally either toxic or has concentrations or temperatures such that direct biological treatment is unfeasible. This investigation used aqueous solutions containing more of ammonia for catalytic liquid-phase oxidation in a trickle-bed reactor (TBR) based on Cu/La/Ce composite catalysts, prepared by co-precipitation of Cu(NO(3))(2), La(NO(3))(2), and Ce(NO(3))(3) at 7:2:1 molar concentrations. The experimental results indicated that the ammonia conversion of the wet oxidation in the presence of the Cu/La/Ce composite catalysts was determined by the Cu/La/Ce catalyst. Minimal ammonia was removed from the solution by the wet oxidation in the absence of any catalyst, while approximately 91% ammonia removal was achieved by wet oxidation over the Cu/La/Ce catalyst at 230 degrees C with oxygen partial pressure of 2.0 MPa. Furthermore, the effluent streams were conducted at a liquid hourly space velocity of under 9 h(-1) in the wet catalytic processes, and a reaction pathway was found linking the oxidizing ammonia to nitric oxide, nitrogen and water. The solution contained by-products, including nitrates and nitrites. Nitrite selectivity was minimized and ammonia removal maximized when the feed ammonia solution had a pH of around 12.0. PMID:12781232

  2. Synthesis of heterogeneous catalysts with well shaped platinum particles to control reaction selectivity.

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    Lee, Ilkeun; Morales, Ricardo; Albiter, Manuel A; Zaera, Francisco

    2008-10-01

    Colloidal and sol-gel procedures have been used to prepare heterogeneous catalysts consisting of platinum metal particles with narrow size distributions and well defined shapes dispersed on high-surface-area silica supports. The overall procedure was developed in three stages. First, tetrahedral and cubic colloidal metal particles were prepared in solution by using a procedure derived from that reported by El-Sayed and coworkers [Ahmadi TS, Wang ZL, Green TC, Henglein A, El-Sayed MA (1996) Science 272:1924-1926]. This method allowed size and shape to be controlled independently. Next, the colloidal particles were dispersed onto high-surface-area solids. Three approaches were attempted: (i) in situ reduction of the colloidal mixture in the presence of the support, (ii) in situ sol-gel synthesis of the support in the presence of the colloidal particles, and (iii) direct impregnation of the particles onto the support. Finally, the resulting catalysts were activated and tested for the promotion of carbon-carbon double-bond cis-trans isomerization reactions in olefins. Our results indicate that the selectivity of the reaction may be controlled by using supported catalysts with appropriate metal particle shapes. PMID:18832170

  3. Biogenic synthesis of calcium oxalate crystal by reaction of calcium ions with spinach lixivium.

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    Li, Shi-Kuo; Xie, An-Jian; Shen, Yu-Hua; Yu, Xue-Rong; Hu, Gang

    2010-07-01

    In this paper, we report a biogenic synthesis protocol for preparation of calcium oxalate (CaC2O4, CaOx) crystal at room temperature by a simple protein-mediated reaction of aqueous Ca2+ ions with the C2O4(2-) ions spontaneously released from spinach. The aggregation of calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) and calcium oxalate dihydrate (COD) with a rod-like morphology was mainly formed in the spinach root lixivium, and the proportion of COM crystal in the aggregation increased with the concentration of Ca2+ ions increasing, however, spindle-shaped crystal was mainly obtained in the spinach leaf lixivium and the content of COM in the product was higher than that obtained in the root lixivium with the similar concentration of Ca2+ ions. COM phase disappeared and only COD crystal with morphology of tetragonal bipyramidal prisms presented in the product when the leaf lixivium was replaced by the leaf broth. The biomolecules such as proteins with molecular weight of 31kDa liberated from the spinach root are negative-charged, which played important roles for the control of CaOx crystal growth in the root lixivium corresponding to the changes of protein secondary structures after reaction with Ca2+ ions. This research was potentially important for unraveling the biomineralization mechanism of CaOx crystal. PMID:20399625

  4. Synthesis of heterogeneous catalysts with well shaped platinum particles to control reaction selectivity

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    Lee, Ilkeun; Morales, Ricardo; Albiter, Manuel A.; Zaera, Francisco

    2008-01-01

    Colloidal and sol-gel procedures have been used to prepare heterogeneous catalysts consisting of platinum metal particles with narrow size distributions and well defined shapes dispersed on high-surface-area silica supports. The overall procedure was developed in three stages. First, tetrahedral and cubic colloidal metal particles were prepared in solution by using a procedure derived from that reported by El-Sayed and coworkers [Ahmadi TS, Wang ZL, Green TC, Henglein A, El-Sayed MA (1996) Science 272:1924–1926]. This method allowed size and shape to be controlled independently. Next, the colloidal particles were dispersed onto high-surface-area solids. Three approaches were attempted: (i) in situ reduction of the colloidal mixture in the presence of the support, (ii) in situ sol-gel synthesis of the support in the presence of the colloidal particles, and (iii) direct impregnation of the particles onto the support. Finally, the resulting catalysts were activated and tested for the promotion of carbon–carbon double-bond cis-trans isomerization reactions in olefins. Our results indicate that the selectivity of the reaction may be controlled by using supported catalysts with appropriate metal particle shapes. PMID:18832170

  5. The Pauson-Khand Reaction as a New Entry to the Synthesis of Bridged Bicyclic Heterocycles: Application to the Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (?)-Alstonerine

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    Miller, Kenneth A.; Shanahan, Charles S.; Martin, Stephen F.

    2008-01-01

    The first application of the Pauson-Khand reaction (PKR) to the synthesis of azabridged bicyclic structures is described. Compounds containing azabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane and azabicyclo[3.2.1]octane rings fused to cyclopentenones were efficiently constructed via the PKR of cis-2,6-disubstituted N-acyl piperidine enyne substrates, many of which can be readily prepared from 4-methoxypyridine in a few steps. Moreover, the PKR of cis-2,6-disubstituted piperazine enynes allowed the preparation of diazabicyclo[3.3.1]nonanes fused to cyclopentenones. This new strategy for the synthesis of azabridged bicyclic frameworks was exploited as a key step in a concise, enantioselective total synthesis of the macroline alklaoid (?)-alstonerine. PMID:19122869

  6. Monodisperse metal nanoparticle catalysts on silica mesoporous supports: synthesis, characterizations, and catalytic reactions

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    Somorjai, G.A.

    2009-09-14

    The design of high performance catalyst achieving near 100% product selectivity at maximum activity is one of the most important goals in the modern catalytic science research. To this end, the preparation of model catalysts whose catalytic performances can be predicted in a systematic and rational manner is of significant importance, which thereby allows understanding of the molecular ingredients affecting the catalytic performances. We have designed novel 3-dimensional (3D) high surface area model catalysts by the integration of colloidal metal nanoparticles and mesoporous silica supports. Monodisperse colloidal metal NPs with controllable size and shape were synthesized using dendrimers, polymers, or surfactants as the surface stabilizers. The size of Pt, and Rh nanoparticles can be varied from sub 1 nm to 15 nm, while the shape of Pt can be controlled to cube, cuboctahedron, and octahedron. The 3D model catalysts were generated by the incorporation of metal nanoparticles into the pores of mesoporous silica supports via two methods: capillary inclusion (CI) and nanoparticle encapsulation (NE). The former method relies on the sonication-induced inclusion of metal nanoparticles into the pores of mesoporous silica, whereas the latter is performed by the encapsulation of metal nanoparticles during the hydrothermal synthesis of mesoporous silica. The 3D model catalysts were comprehensively characterized by a variety of physical and chemical methods. These catalysts were found to show structure sensitivity in hydrocarbon conversion reactions. The Pt NPs supported on mesoporous SBA-15 silica (Pt/SBA-15) displayed significant particle size sensitivity in ethane hydrogenolysis over the size range of 1-7 nm. The Pt/SBA-15 catalysts also exhibited particle size dependent product selectivity in cyclohexene hydrogenation, crotonaldehyde hydrogenation, and pyrrole hydrogenation. The Rh loaded SBA-15 silica catalyst showed structure sensitivity in CO oxidation reaction. In addition, Pt-mesoporous silica core-shell structured NPs (Pt{at}mSiO{sub 2}) were prepared, where the individual Pt NP is encapsulated by the mesoporous silica layer. The Pt{at}mSiO{sub 2} catalysts showed promising catalytic activity in high temperature CO oxidation. The design of catalytic structures with tunable parameters by rational synthetic methods presents a major advance in the field of catalyst synthesis, which would lead to uncover the structure-function relationships in heterogeneous catalytic reactions.

  7. Chemical pathways for the formation of ammonia in Hanford wastes

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    Stock, L.M.; Pederson, L.R.

    1997-12-01

    This report reviews chemical reactions leading to the formation of ammonia in Hanford wastes. The general features of the chemistry of the organic compounds in the Hanford wastes are briefly outlined. The radiolytic and thermal free radical reactions that are responsible for the initiation and propagation of the oxidative degradation reactions of the nitrogen-containing complexants, trisodium HEDTA and tetrasodium EDTA, are outlined. In addition, the roles played by three different ionic reaction pathways for the oxidation of the same compounds and their degradation products are described as a prelude to the discussion of the formation of ammonia. The reaction pathways postulated for its formation are based on tank observations, laboratory studies with simulated and actual wastes, and the review of the scientific literature. Ammonia derives from the reduction of nitrite ion (most important), from the conversion of organic nitrogen in the complexants and their degradation products, and from radiolytic reactions of nitrous oxide and nitrogen (least important).

  8. Ammonia Release on ISS

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    Macatangay, Ariel

    2009-01-01

    Crew: Approximately 53% metabolic load Product of protein metabolism Limit production of ammonia by external regulation NOT possbile Payloads Potential source Scientific experiments Thorough safety review ensures sufficient levels of containment

  9. Ammonia Clouds on Jupiter

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    2007-01-01

    [figure removed for brevity, see original site] Click on the image for movie of Ammonia Ice Clouds on Jupiter

    In this movie, put together from false-color images taken by the New Horizons Ralph instrument as the spacecraft flew past Jupiter in early 2007, show ammonia clouds (appearing as bright blue areas) as they form and disperse over five successive Jupiter 'days.' Scientists noted how the larger cloud travels along with a small, local deep hole.

  10. Synthesis of ordered mesoporous crystalline CuS and Ag2S materials via cation exchange reaction.

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    Wang, Jun; Xu, Weiming; Bao, Haifeng; Shi, Yifeng

    2015-02-26

    Cation exchange reaction is a strong tool for the synthesis of new ionic nanomaterials. Most of them are isolated nanoparticles with simple geometric features, such as nanodots, nanorods and nanospheres. In this work, we demonstrated that ordered mesoporous CdS with a complex cubic Ia3d gyroidal 3D bicontinuous porous structure and large particle size can be successfully converted to crystalline CuS and Ag2S materials via cation exchange reaction without destroying the well-defined nanostructure. The change in crystal structure is an important factor for a successful conversion when the reaction is carried out without the presence of a silica template. In addition, the cation exchange reaction is sufficient for a complete compositional conversion, even when the mesostructured CdS precursor is embedded inside a mesoporous silica matrix. Our results indicate that cation exchange reaction may be applied to highly complex nanostructures with extremely large particle sizes. PMID:25684647

  11. Formation and reaction of ammonium sulfate salts on V 2O 5\\/AC catalyst during selective catalytic reduction of nitric oxide by ammonia at low temperatures

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    Zhanggen Huang; Zhenping Zhu; Zhenyu Liu; Qingya Liu

    2003-01-01

    The formation rate and reaction rate of ammonium sulfate salts on V2O5\\/AC catalyst during selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NO with NH3 at low temperatures were studied using elemental analysis, transient response, and TPR methods. In the presence of SO2 and H2O, ammonium sulfate salts deposit on the surface of the V2O5\\/AC catalyst, block the pores of the catalyst, and

  12. A photoisomerization-coupled asymmetric Stetter reaction: application to the total synthesis of three diastereomers of (?)-cephalimysin A

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    Lathrop, Stephen P.

    2013-01-01

    The total synthesis of 8-epi, 8,9-epi, and 9-epi-(?)-cephalimysin A is described. Our catalytic enantioselective synthesis takes advantage of a novel tandem photoisomerization/Stetter reaction. The approach provides rapid access to the desired spirofuranone lactam core in good yield and excellent enantioselectivity. A late stage oxidation strategy allows for flexible access to three of the four diastereomers of cephalimysin A. Access to the epimers provides further support for the correction of the initially proposed relative stereochemistry of cephalimysin A. PMID:24224080

  13. Improving The Efficiency Of Ammonia Electrolysis For Hydrogen Production

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    Palaniappan, Ramasamy

    Given the abundance of ammonia in domestic and industrial wastes, ammonia electrolysis is a promising technology for remediation and distributed power generation in a clean and safe manner. Efficiency has been identified as one of the key issues that require improvement in order for the technology to enter the market phase. Therefore, this research was performed with the aim of improving the efficiency of hydrogen production by finding alternative materials for the cathode and electrolyte. 1. In the presence of ammonia the activity for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) followed the trend Rh>Pt>Ru>Ni. The addition of ammonia resulted in lower rates for HER for Pt, Ru, and Ni, which have been attributed to competition from the ammonia adsorption reaction. 2. The addition of ammonia offers insight into the role of metal-hydrogen underpotential deposition (M-Hupd) on HER kinetics. In addition to offering competition via ammonia adsorption it resulted in fewer and weaker M-Hupd bonds for all metals. This finding substantiates the theory that M-Hupd bonds favor HER on Pt electrocatalyst. However, for Rh results suggest that M-Hupd bond may hinder the HER. In addition, the presence of unpaired valence shell electrons is suggested to provide higher activity for HER in the presence of ammonia. 3. Bimetals PtxM1-x (M = Ir, Ru, Rh, and Ni) offered lower overpotentials for HER compared to the unalloyed metals in the presence of ammonia. The activity of HER in the presence of ammonia follows the trend Pt-Ir>Pt-Rh>Pt-Ru>Pt-Ni. The higher activity of HER is attributed to the synergistic effect of the alloy, where ammonia adsorbs onto the more electropositive alloying metal leaving Pt available for Hupd formation and HER to take place. Additionally, this supports the theory that the presence of a higher number of unpaired electrons favors the HER in the presence of ammonia. 4. Potassium polyacrylate (PAA-K) was successfully used as a substitute for aqueous KOH for ammonia electrolysis. PAA-K allowed for a wider operating potential for the electrolytic cell while increasing the rate for HER at lower cell voltages. The conversion of ammonia improved from 16 % to 25 %, while the current efficiency for the consumption of ammonia increased from 92 +/- 1 % to 97 +/- 2 % by using PAA-K in lieu of KOH. The use of PAA-K also prevented the crossover of the hydrogen produced to the anode side, unlike aqueous KOH.

  14. Development of a Suzuki Cross-Coupling Reaction between 2-Azidoarylboronic Pinacolate Esters and Vinyl Triflates To Enable the Synthesis of [2,3]-Fused Indole Heterocycles

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    2015-01-01

    The scope and limitations of a Suzuki reaction between 2-azidoarylboronic acid pinacolate esters and vinyl triflates are reported. This cross-coupling reaction enables the regioselective synthesis of indoles after a subsequent RhII2-catalyzed sp2-C–H bond amination reaction. PMID:24571492

  15. Ammonia diffusion through Nalophan™ bags.

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    Sironi, Selena; Eusebio, Lidia; Dentoni, Licinia; Capelli, Laura; Del Rosso, Renato

    2014-01-01

    The aim of the work is to verify the diffusion rate of ammonia through the Nalophan™ film that constitutes the sampling bag, considering storage times ranging from 1 to 26 h. The ammonia decay over time was evaluated using gas-chromatography for the quantification of ammonia concentration inside the bag. The research assesses the roles of both of ammonia and water concentration gradients at the polymeric film interface on the diffusion process. The results show that both the ammonia concentration gradient and, in a less pronounced way, the water concentration gradient are the main 'engines' of ammonia diffusion. Double bags seem to represent a simple solution for preventing ammonia losses during storage. Another interesting result concerns the role of the bag surface on the ammonia diffusion rate: the higher the surface/volume (S/V) ratio, the higher the ammonia diffusion rate through the polymeric film. PMID:24552718

  16. Microwave enhanced palladium catalysed coupling reactions: a diversity-oriented synthesis approach to functionalised flavones.

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    Fitzmaurice, Richard J; Etheridge, Zac C; Jumel, Emelie; Woolfson, Derek N; Caddick, Stephen

    2006-12-14

    Microwave enhanced diversity-oriented synthesis (MEDOS) using palladium catalysed protocols is introduced as a powerful new strategy for the synthesis of systematically modified small molecules and is highlighted by application to functionalised flavones. PMID:17345738

  17. Absolute asymmetric synthesis in enantioselective autocatalytic reaction networks: theoretical games, speculations on chemical evolution and perhaps a synthetic option.

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    Ribó, Josep M; Blanco, Celia; Crusats, Joaquim; El-Hachemi, Zoubir; Hochberg, David; Moyano, Albert

    2014-12-22

    The Soai reaction and the Viedma deracemization of racemic conglomerate crystal mixtures are experimental pieces of evidence of the ability of enantioselective autocatalytic coupled networks to yield absolute asymmetric synthesis. Thermodynamically open systems or systems with non-uniform energy distributions may lead to chiral final states and, in systems able to come into thermodynamic equilibrium with their surroundings, to kinetically controlled absolute asymmetric synthesis. The understanding of network parameters and of the thermodynamic scenarios that may lead to spontaneous mirror symmetry breaking (SMSB) could assist in the development of new methods for asymmetric synthesis and enantioselective polymerizations (e.g., replicators), and to frame reasonable speculations on the origin of biological homochirality. PMID:25352056

  18. Synthesis of Ultrastable Copper Sulfide Nanoclusters via Trapping the Reaction Intermediate: Potential Anticancer and Antibacterial Applications.

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    Wang, Hong-Yin; Hua, Xian-Wu; Wu, Fu-Gen; Li, Bolin; Liu, Peidang; Gu, Ning; Wang, Zhifei; Chen, Zhan

    2015-04-01

    Copper-based nanomaterials have broad applications in electronics, catalysts, solar energy conversion, antibiotics, tissue imaging, and photothermal cancer therapy. However, it is challenging to prepare ultrasmall and ultrastable CuS nanoclusters (NCs) at room temperature. In this article, a simple method to synthesize water-soluble, monodispersed CuS NCs is reported based on the strategy of trapping the reaction intermediate using thiol-terminated, alkyl-containing short-chain poly(ethylene glycol)s (HS-(CH2)11-(OCH2CH2)6-OH, abbreviated as MUH). The MUH-coated CuS NCs have superior stability in solutions with varied pH values and are stable in pure water for at least 10 months. The as-prepared CuS NCs were highly toxic to A549 cancer cells at a concentration of higher than 100 ?M (9.6 ?g/mL), making them be potentially applicable as anticancer drugs via intravenous administration by liposomal encapsulation or by direct intratumoral injection. Besides, for the first time, CuS NCs were used for antibacterial application, and 800 ?M (76.8 ?g/mL) CuS NCs could completely kill the E. coli cells through damaging the cell walls. Moreover, the NCs synthesized here have strong near-infrared (NIR) absorption and can be used as a candidate reagent for photothermal therapy and photoacoustic imaging. The method of trapping the reaction intermediate for simple and controlled synthesis of nanoclusters is generally applicable and can be widely used to synthesize many metal-based (such as Pt, Pd, Au, and Ag) nanoclusters and nanocrystals. PMID:25785786

  19. Analysis of instability in an industrial ammonia John C. Morud Sigurd Skogestad

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    of the instability is the positive feedback from the heat recycle caused by the feed-e uent heat exchanger. We rstAnalysis of instability in an industrial ammonia reactor John C. Morud Sigurd Skogestad Chemical was an incident in an industrial plant, where the ammonia synthesis reactor became unstable with rapid temperature

  20. Analysis of instability in an industrial ammonia John C. Morud Sigurd Skogestad \\Lambda

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    point of this work was an incident in an industrial ammonia fixed bed synthesis reactor in GermanyAnalysis of instability in an industrial ammonia reactor John C. Morud Sigurd Skogestad \\Lambda, 1998 Revised version Submitted for publication in AIChE Journal 1 Abstract The starting point

  1. Lessons from the Total Synthesis of (±) Phalarine: Insights Into the Mechanism of the Pictet–Spengler Reaction

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    Trzupek, John D.; Li, Chaomin; Chan, Collin; Crowley, Brendan M.; Heimann, Annekatrin C.; Danishefsky, Samuel J.

    2010-01-01

    The furanobisindole alkaloid, phalarine, possesses a unique structural framework within the alkaloid family of natural products. Our laboratory recently disclosed the racemic total synthesis of phalarine, featuring an efficient azaspiroindolenine rearrangement; this achievement is revisited in detail. Upon completion of the first-generation total synthesis, we explored some interesting mechanism-level issues with regard to the key azaspiroindolenine rearrangement. These investigations provided valuable insights into the mechanism of racemization during the azaspiroindolenine rearrangement en route to synthetic phalarine. In addition, in the course of these studies, we demonstrated the Pictet–Spengler capture reaction for C2-aryl indoles, and successfully isolated the elusive azaspiroindolenine intermediate of the Pictet–Spengler reaction. Key insights into the remarkably subtle stereoelectronics that govern this rearrangement for C2-arylated indoles are discussed. PMID:20711493

  2. Ammonia formation from the reactions of H atoms with N atoms trapped in a solid N2 matrix at 10-30 K

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    Hiraoka, K.; Yamashita, A.; Yachi, Y.; Aruga, K.; Sato, T.; Muto, H.

    1995-04-01

    The reactions of H atoms with N atoms trapped in an N2 matrix were studied. The N2 matrix, containing N atoms, was formed by depositing plasma-activated N2 gas over the surface of a cryocooler at 10-30 K. The deposited active nitrogen was reacted with H atoms by spraying plasma-activated hydrogen gas over the surface of the deposited sample. It was found that the H atoms diffuse inside the N2 matrix and react with N atoms to form NH3 molecules. The diffusion of H atoms in N2 and H2O matrices at 10-30 K and the absence of H subtraction from NH3 by H atoms were confirmed by an electron spin resonance experiment.

  3. Reaction pathways and catalyst requirements in the synthesis of isobutanol from CO and H{sub 2}

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    Xu, M.; Stephens, B.L.; Gines, M.J.L.; Iglesia, E. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

    1996-12-31

    The synthesis of isobutanol and methanol from CO/H{sub 2} on K-Cu-Mg-CeO{sub x} catalysts is inhibited by CO{sub 2}, one of the reaction products. Alcohol coupling reactions show that CO{sub 2} decreases the rates of both alcohol dehydrogenation and base-catalyzed chain growth condensation reactions. Basic site density and reactivity were determined using a {sup 12}CO{sub 2}/{sup 13}CO{sub 2} isotopic transient technique. Addition of K to Cu-Mg-CeO{sub x} increases both basic site density and strength, but influences weakly the rate of base-catalyzed alcohol coupling reactions. Cu enhances the rates of alcohol dehydrogenation, and Ce increases Cu dispersion and stabilizes high surface area MgO. The cross-coupling reactions of acetaldehyde and {sup 13}C-labeled methanol produce singly-labeled propionaldehyde, suggesting that it forms by the condensation of acetaldehyde and a reactive intermediate derived from methanol. Isobutyraldehyde, a precursor to isobutanol, forms via the condensation of propionaldehyde and reactive C{sub 1} species resulting from methanol. Temperature-programmed surface reaction studies of preadsorbed ethanol have shown that CO decreases the rate of base-catalyzed self-condensation reactions of ethanol to acetone, possibly due to the poisoning of basic and metal sites by the CO{sub 2} formed from CO by water-gas shift or Boudouard reactions.

  4. Synthesis of a Library of “Lead-Like” ?-Lactams by a One Pot, Four-Component Reaction

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    Martin, Kevin S.; Di Maso, Michael J.; Fettinger, James C.

    2013-01-01

    The synthesis of a pilot scale library of 116 structurally diverse ?-lactams is reported. The library core structure emanates from a ?-lactam forming one-pot, four-component reaction of ammonium acetate, p-methoxythiophenol, p-methoxybenzaldehyde and maleic anhydride. Structural diversity then arises from amide coupling, thioaryl cleavage, N-functionalization and heterocycle forming reactions on this core structure. Computational analysis reveals that the library contains molecular properties and shape diversity suitable for drug lead and biological probe discovery. PMID:23682712

  5. Prediction of Reaction Kinetic in Mechanically Activated Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis Process

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    Razavi, Mansour

    2012-12-01

    In this paper we have tried to develop a semi-empirical formula for estimation of starting time of reactions during mechanical alloying process according to self-propagating high temperature synthesis (SHS) mechanism. For this purpose, three SHS systems containing Ti-C, Mo-Si and Si-C were selected and their behaviors were observed. Aforementioned systems were milled in a planetary ball mill equipped with temperature sensor detector of cups. Samplings were done at different times of discontinuously milling. To change mills' energy, stainless steel and tungsten carbide balls were used. In order to detect the phases and characterizations of milled powder, XRD instrument was utilized. Results showed that all productions were synthesized after sudden increase in temperature. Maximum measured temperature and critical time had up and downtrends for production of TiC, MoSi2 and SiC, respectively. Crystalline size of milled powder had nano-meter scale. By using experimental data along with theoretical equations, a semi-empirical formula between critical time for transformation of raw materials to productions, type of milled system and ball mill parameter can be presented with high accuracy. According to calculated formula, critical time was related to ball mill energy and Gibbs free energy of milled system with direct and inverse proportionality, respectively.

  6. Myocardial synthesis of prostaglandin-like substances and coronary reactions to cardiostimulation and to hypoxia.

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    Sunahara, F A; Talesnik, J

    1979-01-01

    1 Continuous recording of cardiac contractions and coronary flow from isolated perfused hearts of rats permitted the study of coronary reactions to: (a) cardiostimulation induced by single doses or slow infusions of noradrenaline, CaCl2, glucagon or electrically induced tachycardia; (b) short interruptions of coronary inflow (hypoxia). 2 Except during tachycardia the heart rate was kept constant at 210 beats/min by electrical pacing. 3 Metabolic coronary vasodilatation (MCD) resulting from cardiac hyperactivity induced by noradrenaline, Ca2+, tachycardia or glucagon was inhibited by administration of prostaglandin E2. Reactive hyperaemia response to hypoxia was unaffected by prostaglandin administration. 4 Inhibition of MCD could also be obtained by prolonged infusion with arachidonic acid (1.6 X 10(-7) M), presumably by its conversion into prostaglandin-like substance since arachidonic acid failed to block MCD in hearts from rats pretreated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (indomethacin, naproxen, phenylbutazone). 5 Reactive hyperaemia was unaffected either by arachidonic acid or by blockade of the synthesis of prostaglandin-like substances by anti-inflammatory drugs. 6 Since prostaglandin synthetase inhibition does not prevent but may enhance MCD, we do not advocate prostaglandin-like substances as agents directly responsible for the coronary vasodilatation that follows cardiac hyperactivity. 7 We postulate that cardiac overproduction of prostaglandins may lead to a failure in the adaptive coronary flow response to cardiac hyperactivity (coronary insufficiency?). PMID:760893

  7. Synthesis of Dehydroluciferin by Firefly Luciferase: Effect of Dehydroluciferin, Coenzyme A and Nucleoside Triphosphates on the Luminescent Reaction

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    Rui Fontes; Alexey Dukhovich; Antonio Sillero; Maria A. Günther Sillero

    1997-01-01

    The formation of dehydroluciferin (L) from luciferin (LH2) in the reaction catalyzed by firefly luciferase (EC 1.13.12.7) has been studied. The E·LH2-AMP complex may follow two different pathways: towards production of light and towards the synthesis of the E·L-AMP complex. This last step has an inhibitory effect on light emission as molecules of the enzyme are trapped in a light

  8. Sequential decarboxylative azide–alkyne cycloaddition and dehydrogenative coupling reactions: one-pot synthesis of polycyclic fused triazoles

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    Bharathimohan, Kuppusamy; Ponpandian, Thanasekaran; Bhuvanesh, Nattamai

    2014-01-01

    Summary Herein, we describe a one-pot protocol for the synthesis of a novel series of polycyclic triazole derivatives. Transition metal-catalyzed decarboxylative CuAAC and dehydrogenative cross coupling reactions are combined in a single flask and achieved good yields of the respective triazoles (up to 97% yield). This methodology is more convenient to produce the complex polycyclic molecules in a simple way. PMID:25670973

  9. Synthesis of diverse indene derivatives from 1-diazonaphthalen-2(1H)-ones via thermal cascade reactions.

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    Somai Magar, Krishna Bahadur; Lee, Yong Rok

    2013-09-01

    A sequential Wolff rearrangement of 1-diazonaphthalen-2(1H)-ones followed by trapping of the ketene intermediate with primary and aromatic amines or alcohols and phenols in the presence of various aldehydes generates 1H-indene-3-carboxamides or 1H-indene-3-carboxylates. This constitutes an unprecedented three-component coupling reaction that allows for the synthesis of functionalized indene derivatives under catalyst-free thermal conditions. PMID:23944353

  10. One-pot stereoselective synthesis of ?,?-differentiated diamino esters via the sequence of aminochlorination, aziridination and intermolecular SN2 reaction

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    Xiong, Yiwen; Qian, Ping; Cao, Chenhui; Mei, Haibo; Li, Guigen

    2014-01-01

    Summary We report here an efficient one-pot method for the synthesis of ?,?-differentiated diamino esters directly from cinnamate esters using N,N-dichloro-p-toluenesulfonamide and benzylamine as nitrogen sources. The key transformations include a Cu-catalyzed aminohalogenation and aziridination, followed by an intermolecular SN2 nucleophilic ring opening by benzylamine. The reactions feature a wide scope of substrates and proceed with excellent stereo- and regioselectivity (anti:syn >99:1) . PMID:25161740

  11. Regio- and stereoselective synthesis of benzothiazolo-pyrimidinones via an NHC-catalyzed Mannich/lactamization domino reaction.

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    Ni, Qijian; Song, Xiaoxiao; Xiong, Jiawen; Raabe, Gerhard; Enders, Dieter

    2015-01-25

    An NHC-catalyzed regio- and stereoselective Mannich/lactamization domino reaction of N-(benzothiazolyl)imines with ?-chloroaldehydes has been developed. This new protocol provides a facile approach for the asymmetric synthesis of benzothiazolo-pyrimidinones and a pyrrolo[1,2-a]indolone in moderate to good yields (34-78%) and excellent stereoselectivities (87-99% ee, up to >20?:?1 d.r.). PMID:25476422

  12. Ionic Liquid as Catalyst and Reaction Medium: A Simple and Efficient Procedure for Paal–Knorr Furan Synthesis

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    Gangqiang Wang; Zhi Guan; Rongchang Tang; Yanhong He

    2010-01-01

    The ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methyl-imidazolium hydrogen sulfate, [bmim]HSO4, efficiently catalyzes Paal–Knorr furan synthesis without any organic solvent. A wide range of aliphatic and aromatic 1,4-diketones easily undergo condensations to form furan derivatives, providing a general and convenient procedure. The Paal–Knorr reaction of ester-substituted 1,4-diketones is first reported. The ionic liquid can be recovered and reused for subsequent runs without any appreciable

  13. Multicomponent reactions of dimethyl methoxymalonate and dialkyl acetylenedicarboxylate in the presence of N-nucleophiles: one-pot synthesis of 2H-pyridinyl-2-butenedioates in water.

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    Khalilzadeh, Mohammad A; Hossaini, Zinatossadat; Kharian, Samaneh

    2010-08-01

    An efficient synthesis of 2H-pyridinyl-2-butenedioate derivatives via reaction of dimethyl methoxymalonate and dialkyl acetylenedicarboxylate in the presence of N-nucleophiles in water as a solvent is described. PMID:19763860

  14. Use of a Tandem Prins/Friedel-Crafts Reaction in the Construction of the Indeno-Tetrahydropyridine Core of the Haouamine Alkaloids: Formal Synthesis of (?)-Haouamine A

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    Fenster, Erik; Fehl, Charlie; Aubé, Jeffrey

    2011-01-01

    A tandem Prins/Friedel-Crafts reaction useful for the construction of the indeno-tetrahydropyridine core of the haouamine alkaloids and a formal synthesis of (?)-haouamine A are described. PMID:21517105

  15. Enantioselective nickel-catalyzed reductive coupling reactions of alkynes and aldehydes. Synthesis of amphidinolides T1 and T4 via catalytic, stereoselective macrocyclizations

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    Colby Davie, Elizabeth A. (Elizabeth Anne)

    2005-01-01

    I. Enantioselective Nickel-Catalyzed Reductive Couplings of Alkynes and Aldehydes Allylic alcohol synthesis via a nickel-catalyzed reductive coupling reaction of alkylsubstituted alkynes and aldehydes was studied for ligand ...

  16. Trapping in water - an important prerequisite for complex reactivity in astrophysical ices: the case of acetone (CH3)2C = O and ammonia NH3

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    Fresneau, Aurélien; Danger, Grégoire; Rimola, Albert; Theule, Patrice; Duvernay, Fabrice; Chiavassa, Thierry

    2014-10-01

    Water is the most abundant compound in interstellar and cometary ices. Laboratory experiments on ice analogues have shown that water has a great influence on the chemical activity of these ices. In this study, we investigated the reactivity of acetone-ammonia ices, showing that water is an essential component in chemical reactions with high activation energies. In a water-free binary ice, acetone and ammonia do not react due to high activation energy, as the reactants desorb before reacting (at 120 and 140 K, respectively). By contrast, our study shows that under experimental conditions of ˜150 K, this reaction does occur in the presence of water. Here, water traps reactants in the solid phase above their desorption temperatures, allowing them to gather thermal energy as the reaction proceeds. Using infrared spectroscopy and mass spectrometry associated with isotopic labelling, as well as quantum chemical calculations, 2-aminopropan-2-ol (2HN-C(CH3)2-OH) was identified as the acetone-ammonia reaction product. The formation of this product may represent the first step towards formation of 2-aminoisobutyric acid (AIB) in the Strecker synthesis. The activation energy for the formation of 2-aminopropan-2-ol was measured to be 42 ± 3 kJ mol-1, while its desorption energy equalled 61.3 ± 0.1 kJ mol-1. Our work demonstrates that astrophysical water, rather than being a non-thermally reactive species, is crucial for the evolution of complex chemistry occurring in the Universe.

  17. The suzuki reaction in stereocontrolled polyene synthesis: Retinol (vitamin A), its 9- and\\/or 13-demethyl analogs, and related 9-demethyl-dihydroretinoids

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    Alicia Torrado; Beatriz Iglesias; Susana López; Angel R. de Lera

    1995-01-01

    A new synthesis of retinol (vitamin A) and 9- and\\/or 13-demethylretinols, with essentially complete control of regio- and stereochemistry, is described which is based on the thallium-accelerated, palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions of (E)-1-alkenylboronic acids and (E)-1-alkenyl iodides (Suzuki reaction). The procedure has also been extended to the stereocontrolled synthesis of a series of 9-demethyl-dihydroretinoids of potential biological interest.

  18. Tamaru's model for ammonia decomposition over titanium oxynitride

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    Gérald Djéga-Mariadassou; Chae-Ho Shin; Guy Bugli

    1999-01-01

    Titanium oxynitride TiNxOy was prepared by reaction of titania with flowing ammonia between 890 and 1120 K. Optimized operating conditions led to specific surface areas ranging from 58 to 87 m2 g?1. Kinetics of catalytic ammonia decomposition at 900 K showed that titanium oxynitrides presented a tungsten (or iron)-type behaviour at low hydrogen pressure and a Temkin–Pyzhev behaviour characteristic of

  19. Propagation strategy of ammonia fungi

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    Akira Suzuki

    2009-01-01

    Ammonia fungi invade forest floors immediately after a enrichment disturbance by a large input of ammonium-nitrogen. Latent\\u000a form(s) of the ammonia fungi are spores and\\/or mycelium fragments. Ammonia fungi are characterized by their rapid germination\\u000a stimulated by the presence of ammonium-nitrogen under neutral to weakly alkaline conditions. Each ammonia fungus establishes\\u000a its territory during suppressed combative abilities of other microbes

  20. California's ammonia emissions have been drastically underestimated

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    Schultz, Colin

    2014-08-01

    In California, Los Angeles and the Central Valley often have atmospheric concentrations of particulate matter that exceed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's health guidelines. In the air, chemical reactions between ammonia, nitrogen oxides, and sulfur oxides can create inorganic aerosols like ammonium nitrate and ammonium sulfate. With their small particle sizes, these compounds can be dangerous to breathe, particularly for those with respiratory problems.

  1. Reaction mechanisms and kinetics of the synthesis and decomposition of lithium metazirconate through solid-state reaction

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    Heriberto Pfeiffer; Kevin M. Knowles

    2004-01-01

    The reaction mechanisms and kinetics describing the formation and surface decomposition of lithium metazirconate pellets (Li2ZrO3) have been investigated during Li2ZrO3 formation via solid-state reaction. Samples were analysed by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. A metastable tetragonal Li2ZrO3 phase was synthesised at low temperatures, recrystallizing into a monoclinic structure when the temperature was increased above 800 °C.

  2. Applied reaction dynamics: Efficient synthesis gas production via single collision partial oxidation of methane to CO on Rh(111)

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    Gibson, K. D.; Viste, M.; Sibener, S. J.

    2006-10-01

    Supersonic molecular beams have been used to determine the yield of CO from the partial oxidation of CH4 on a Rh(111) catalytic substrate, CH4+(1/2)O2?CO +2H2, as a function of beam kinetic energy. These experiments were done under ultrahigh vacuum conditions with concurrent molecular beams of O2 and CH4, ensuring that there was only a single collision for the CH4 to react with the surface. The fraction of CH4 converted is strongly dependent on the normal component of the incident beam's translational energy, and approaches unity for energies greater than ˜1.3eV. Comparison with a simplified model of the methane-Rh(111) reactive potential gives insight into the barrier for methane dissociation. These results demonstrate the efficient conversion of methane to synthesis gas, CO +2H2, are of interest in hydrogen generation, and have the optimal stoichiometry for subsequent utilization in synthetic fuel production (Fischer-Tropsch or methanol synthesis). Moreover, under the reaction conditions explored, no CO2 was detected, i.e., the reaction proceeded with the production of very little, if any, unwanted greenhouse gas by-products. These findings demonstrate the efficacy of overcoming the limitations of purely thermal reaction mechanisms by coupling nonthermal mechanistic steps, leading to efficient C-H bond activation with subsequent thermal heterogeneous reactions.

  3. Reaction of the Co(II)-substrate radical pair catalytic intermediate in coenzyme B12-dependent ethanolamine ammonia-lyase in frozen aqueous solution from 190 to 217 K.

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    Zhu, Chen; Warncke, Kurt

    2008-12-15

    The decay kinetics of the aminoethanol-generated Co(II)-substrate radical pair catalytic intermediate in ethanolamine ammonia-lyase from Salmonella typhimurium have been measured on timescales of <10(5) s in frozen aqueous solution from 190 to 217 K. X-band continuous-wave electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy of the disordered samples has been used to continuously monitor the full radical pair EPR spectrum during progress of the decay after temperature step reaction initiation. The decay to a diamagnetic state is complete and no paramagnetic intermediate states are detected. The decay exhibits three kinetic regimes in the measured temperature range, as follows. i), Low temperature range, 190 < or = T < or = 207 K: the decay is biexponential with constant fast (0.57 +/- 0.04) and slow (0.43 +/- 0.04) phase amplitudes. ii), Transition temperature range, 207 < T < 214 K: the amplitude of the slow phase decreases to zero with a compensatory rise in the fast phase amplitude, with increasing temperature. iii), High temperature range, T > or = 214 K: the decay is monoexponential. The observed first-order rate constants for the monoexponential (k(obs,m)) and the fast phase of the biexponential decay (k(obs,f)) adhere to the same linear relation on an lnk versus T(-1) (Arrhenius) plot. Thus, k(obs,m) and k(obs,f) correspond to the same apparent Arrhenius prefactor and activation energy (logA(app,f) (s(-1)) = 13.0, E(a,app,f) = 15.0 kcal/mol), and therefore, a common decay mechanism. We propose that k(obs,m) and k(obs,f) represent the native, forward reaction of the substrate through the radical rearrangement step. The slow phase rate constant (k(obs,s)) for 190 < or = T < or = 207 K obeys a different linear Arrhenius relation (logA(app,s) (s(-1)) = 13.9, E(a,app,s) = 16.6 kcal/mol). In the transition temperature range, k(obs,s) displays a super-Arrhenius increase with increasing temperature. The change in E(a,app,s) with temperature and the narrow range over which it occurs suggest an origin in a liquid/glass or dynamical transition. A discontinuity in the activation barrier for the chemical reaction is not expected in the transition temperature range. Therefore, the transition arises from a change in the properties of the protein. We propose that a protein dynamical contribution to the reaction, which is present above the transition temperature, is lost below the transition temperature, owing to an increase in the activation energy barrier for protein motions that are coupled to the reaction. For both the fast and slow phases of the low temperature decay, the dynamical transition in protein motions that are obligatorily coupled to the reaction of the Co(II)-substrate radical pair lies below 190 K. PMID:18805934

  4. Reaction of the CoII-Substrate Radical Pair Catalytic Intermediate in Coenzyme B12-Dependent Ethanolamine Ammonia-Lyase in Frozen Aqueous Solution from 190 to 217 K

    PubMed Central

    Zhu, Chen; Warncke, Kurt

    2008-01-01

    The decay kinetics of the aminoethanol-generated CoII-substrate radical pair catalytic intermediate in ethanolamine ammonia-lyase from Salmonella typhimurium have been measured on timescales of <105 s in frozen aqueous solution from 190 to 217 K. X-band continuous-wave electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy of the disordered samples has been used to continuously monitor the full radical pair EPR spectrum during progress of the decay after temperature step reaction initiation. The decay to a diamagnetic state is complete and no paramagnetic intermediate states are detected. The decay exhibits three kinetic regimes in the measured temperature range, as follows. i), Low temperature range, 190 ? T ? 207 K: the decay is biexponential with constant fast (0.57 ± 0.04) and slow (0.43 ± 0.04) phase amplitudes. ii), Transition temperature range, 207 < T < 214 K: the amplitude of the slow phase decreases to zero with a compensatory rise in the fast phase amplitude, with increasing temperature. iii), High temperature range, T ? 214 K: the decay is monoexponential. The observed first-order rate constants for the monoexponential (kobs,m) and the fast phase of the biexponential decay (kobs,f) adhere to the same linear relation on an lnk versus T?1 (Arrhenius) plot. Thus, kobs,m and kobs,f correspond to the same apparent Arrhenius prefactor and activation energy (logAapp,f (s?1) = 13.0, Ea,app,f = 15.0 kcal/mol), and therefore, a common decay mechanism. We propose that kobs,m and kobs,f represent the native, forward reaction of the substrate through the radical rearrangement step. The slow phase rate constant (kobs,s) for 190 ? T ? 207 K obeys a different linear Arrhenius relation (logAapp,s (s?1) = 13.9, Ea,app,s = 16.6 kcal/mol). In the transition temperature range, kobs,s displays a super-Arrhenius increase with increasing temperature. The change in Ea,app,s with temperature and the narrow range over which it occurs suggest an origin in a liquid/glass or dynamical transition. A discontinuity in the activation barrier for the chemical reaction is not expected in the transition temperature range. Therefore, the transition arises from a change in the properties of the protein. We propose that a protein dynamical contribution to the reaction, which is present above the transition temperature, is lost below the transition temperature, owing to an increase in the activation energy barrier for protein motions that are coupled to the reaction. For both the fast and slow phases of the low temperature decay, the dynamical transition in protein motions that are obligatorily coupled to the reaction of the CoII-substrate radical pair lies below 190 K. PMID:18805934

  5. Simultaneous synthesis of gold nanoparticle/graphene nanocomposite for enhanced oxygen reduction reaction

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    Govindhan, Maduraiveeran; Chen, Aicheng

    2015-01-01

    We report here on a novel and facile technique for the simultaneous synthesis of a highly active and stable gold (Au) nanoparticle/reduced graphene oxide (rGO) sheet nanocomposite as an efficient electrocatalyst to facilitate the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy and electrochemical methods were employed to characterize the Au and rGO nanocomposites formed on the electrode surface. The major advantage of the simultaneous synthetic method is the integration of the superb properties of both Au nanoparticles and graphene in a single-step with a 100% usage of the precursors. The Au/rGO nanocomposites exhibited pronounced electrocatalytic performance towards ORR with approximately three times higher than that of Au nanoparticles. The nanocomposites show the ORR onset peak potentials at 0.12 and -0.03 V (vs Ag/AgCl), with reduction peaks at -0.06 and -0.16 V (vs Ag/AgCl) in 0.1 M H2SO4 and KOH media, which is ?120-190 mV more positive than that of Au nanoparticles and a commercial Pt/C catalyst. Moreover, the nanocomposites exhibit excellent methanol tolerance and high durability in comparison with the commercial Pt/C. The new method demonstrated in this study provides an efficient route for the generation of ultrafine and highly dense Au nanoparticles that are homogeneously dispersed on rGO sheets for ORR.

  6. Fully diastereoselective synthesis of polysubstituted, functionalized piperidines and decahydroquinolines based on multicomponent reactions catalyzed by cerium(IV) ammonium nitrate.

    PubMed

    Suryavanshi, Padmakar A; Sridharan, Vellaisamy; Maiti, Swarupananda; Menéndez, J Carlos

    2014-07-01

    The cerium(IV) ammonium nitrate (CAN)-catalyzed, three-component reaction between primary amines, ?-dicarbonyl compounds, and ?,?-unsaturated aldehydes in ethanol heated to reflux, constitutes a general, one-pot synthesis of 1,4-dihydropyridines. Their reduction with sodium triacetoxyborohydride furnished piperidine derivatives bearing up to five substituents with full diastereoselectivity in a hitherto inaccessible stereochemical arrangement. The reaction proceeded with no significant loss of enantiomeric purity under mild reduction conditions that are compatible with several functional groups that are normally sensitive to reduction. Octahydroquinolin-5-one derivatives, which were prepared by a modified version of the initial multicomponent reaction, were not suitable substrates for the sodium triacetoxyborohydride mediated reduction, but they were transformed into the corresponding decahydroquinolines, including a precursor of the amphibian alkaloid pumiliotoxin?C, by catalytic hydrogenation under a variety of conditions. PMID:24909665

  7. reactions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. Reinker; R. M. Altman; J. Timmer

    Gene regulatory, signal transduction and metabolic networks are major areas of interest in the newly emerging field of systems biology. In living cells, stochastic dynamics play an important role; however, the kinetic parameters of biochemical reactions necessary for modelling these processes are often not accessible directly through experiments. The problem of estimating stochastic reaction constants from molecule count data measured,

  8. Synthesis of ordered mesoporous crystalline CuS and Ag2S materials via cation exchange reaction

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    Wang, Jun; Xu, Weiming; Bao, Haifeng; Shi, Yifeng

    2015-02-01

    Cation exchange reaction is a strong tool for the synthesis of new ionic nanomaterials. Most of them are isolated nanoparticles with simple geometric features, such as nanodots, nanorods and nanospheres. In this work, we demonstrated that ordered mesoporous CdS with a complex cubic Ia3d gyroidal 3D bicontinuous porous structure and large particle size can be successfully converted to crystalline CuS and Ag2S materials via cation exchange reaction without destroying the well-defined nanostructure. The change in crystal structure is an important factor for a successful conversion when the reaction is carried out without the presence of a silica template. In addition, the cation exchange reaction is sufficient for a complete compositional conversion, even when the mesostructured CdS precursor is embedded inside a mesoporous silica matrix. Our results indicate that cation exchange reaction may be applied to highly complex nanostructures with extremely large particle sizes.Cation exchange reaction is a strong tool for the synthesis of new ionic nanomaterials. Most of them are isolated nanoparticles with simple geometric features, such as nanodots, nanorods and nanospheres. In this work, we demonstrated that ordered mesoporous CdS with a complex cubic Ia3d gyroidal 3D bicontinuous porous structure and large particle size can be successfully converted to crystalline CuS and Ag2S materials via cation exchange reaction without destroying the well-defined nanostructure. The change in crystal structure is an important factor for a successful conversion when the reaction is carried out without the presence of a silica template. In addition, the cation exchange reaction is sufficient for a complete compositional conversion, even when the mesostructured CdS precursor is embedded inside a mesoporous silica matrix. Our results indicate that cation exchange reaction may be applied to highly complex nanostructures with extremely large particle sizes. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: XRD patterns and nitrogen sorption data of the KIT-6 template, CdS precursor and Ag2S and CuS products. See DOI: 10.1039/c4nr07060g

  9. NMR Study of the Synthesis of Alkyl-Terminated Silicon Nanoparticles from the Reaction of SiCl4 with the Zintl

    E-print Network

    Augustine, Mathew P.

    . At the heart of this approach for silicon is the reaction of a Zintl salt with silicon tetrachloride SiCl4NMR Study of the Synthesis of Alkyl-Terminated Silicon Nanoparticles from the Reaction of SiCl4 with the Zintl Salt, NaSi Daniel Mayeri, Brian L. Phillips,*, Matthew P. Augustine,*, and Susan M. Kauzlarich

  10. Bismuth Subnitrate Catalyzed Efficient Synthesis of 3,4?Dihydropyrimidin?2(1H)?Ones: An Improved Protocol for the Biginelli Reaction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Y. Thirupathi Reddy; B. Rajitha; P. Narsimha Reddy; B. Sunil Kumar; V. P. Rao G

    2004-01-01

    An efficient synthesis of 3,4?dihydropyrimidinones (DHPMs) using bismuth subnitrate as the catalyst for the first time from an aldehyde, ??ketoester, and urea in acetonitrile is described. This new method consistently has the advantage of excellent yields (88–96%) and short reaction times (1.5–4 h) than do classical Biginelli reaction conditions.

  11. An efficient synthesis of anhydrides of 2-monosubstituted succinic acid monoesters and their application to the Dakin-West reaction: Isolation of some 5-succinyloxyoxazole intermediates

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joseph Richard Casimir; Laurent Ettouati; Joëlle Paris

    1998-01-01

    Summary  A rapid and versatile synthesis of 2-monosubstituted monosuccinates and their bimolecular anhydrides is described. The reaction\\u000a of these anhydrides withN-Fmoc-protected dipeptides under the modified Dakin-West reaction affords mainly the corresponding 5-succinyloxyoxazoles.

  12. Design and Synthesis of Chiral Zn2+ Complexes Mimicking Natural Aldolases for Catalytic C–C Bond Forming Reactions in Aqueous Solution

    PubMed Central

    Itoh, Susumu; Sonoike, Shotaro; Kitamura, Masanori; Aoki, Shin

    2014-01-01

    Extending carbon frameworks via a series of C–C bond forming reactions is essential for the synthesis of natural products, pharmaceutically active compounds, active agrochemical ingredients, and a variety of functional materials. The application of stereoselective C–C bond forming reactions to the one-pot synthesis of biorelevant compounds is now emerging as a challenging and powerful strategy for improving the efficiency of a chemical reaction, in which some of the reactants are subjected to successive chemical reactions in just one reactor. However, organic reactions are generally conducted in organic solvents, as many organic molecules, reagents, and intermediates are not stable or soluble in water. In contrast, enzymatic reactions in living systems proceed in aqueous solvents, as most of enzymes generally function only within a narrow range of temperature and pH and are not so stable in less polar organic environments, which makes it difficult to conduct chemoenzymatic reactions in organic solvents. In this review, we describe the design and synthesis of chiral metal complexes with Zn2+ ions as a catalytic factor that mimic aldolases in stereoselective C–C bond forming reactions, especially for enantioselective aldol reactions. Their application to chemoenzymatic reactions in aqueous solution is also presented. PMID:24481060

  13. Toluene Dioxygenase-Catalyzed Synthesis and Reactions of cis-Diol Metabolites Derived from 2- and 3-Methoxyphenols.

    PubMed

    Boyd, Derek R; Sharma, Narain D; Malone, John F; McIntyre, Peter B A; McRoberts, Colin; Floyd, Stewart; Allen, Christopher C R; Gohil, Amit; Coles, Simon J; Horton, Peter N; Stevenson, Paul J

    2015-04-01

    Using toluene dioxygenase as biocatalyst, enantiopure cis-dihydrodiol and cis-tetrahydrodiol metabolites, isolated as their ketone tautomers, were obtained from meta and ortho methoxyphenols. Although these isomeric phenol substrates are structurally similar, the major bioproducts from each of these biotransformations were found at different oxidation levels. The relatively stable cyclohexenone cis-diol metabolite from meta methoxyphenol was isolated, while the corresponding metabolite from ortho methoxyphenol was rapidly bioreduced to a cyclohexanone cis-diol. The chemistry of the 3-methoxycyclohexenone cis-diol product was investigated and elimination, aromatization, hydrogenation, regioselective O-exchange, Stork-Danheiser transposition and O-methylation reactions were observed. An offshoot of this technology provided a two-step chemoenzymatic synthesis, from meta methoxyphenol, of a recently reported chiral fungal metabolite; this synthesis also established the previously unassigned absolute configuration. PMID:25756661

  14. Synthesis of complex benzenoids via the intermediate generation of o-benzynes through the hexadehydro-Diels–Alder reaction

    PubMed Central

    Baire, Beeraiah; Niu, Dawen; Willoughby, Patrick H.; Woods, Brian P.; Hoye, Thomas R.

    2014-01-01

    The hexadehydro-Diels–Alder (HDDA) cascade enables the synthesis of complex benzenoid products with various substitution patterns via aryne intermediates. The first stage of this cascade involves generation of a highly reactive ortho-benzyne intermediate by a net [4+2] cycloisomerization of a triyne substrate. The benzyne can be rapidly ‘trapped’ either intra- or intermolecularly with a myriad of nucleophilic or ?-bond-donating reactants. As a representative example of a general procedure to synthesize highly substituted benzenoids, this protocol describes the synthesis of a typical triyne substrate and its use as the reactant in an HDDA cascade to form a phthalide. The synthetic procedure detailed herein (four chemical reactions) takes 16–20 h of active effort over a several day period for preparation of the triyne precursor and ~2 h of active effort over a 3-day period for generation and trapping of the benzyne and isolation of the phthalide product. PMID:23411632

  15. M{prime}-RTaO{sub 4} synthesis: Activation of the precursor oxides by the reaction flux

    SciTech Connect

    Hedden, D.B.; Zegarski, W. [DuPont Company, Towanda, PA (United States)] [DuPont Company, Towanda, PA (United States); Torardi, C.C. [DuPont Company, Wilmington, DE (United States)] [DuPont Company, Wilmington, DE (United States)

    1995-09-01

    Studies of the M{prime}-RTaO{sub 4} (R = Gd, Y, Lu) phosphor synthesis reaction show that, contrary to previous views, the flux (e.g., Li{sub 2}SO{sub 4}, LiCl, Na{sub 2}SO{sub 4}) serves as in important reactant. Through a combination of techniques (DTA, TGA, XRPD, and mass balance), the authors find that close to its melting point, the flux reacts exothermically with the blended tantalum and yttrium oxides to give intermediate compounds. These reactive intermediates then combine to make M`-REaO{sub 4} and to regenerate the flux. Thus, the flux serves a dual purpose; it first activates the oxide reaction mixture and then serves as a classical flux in the growth of RTaO{sub 4} crystals. In light of this discovery, a more appropriate term for these flux compounds is catalyst or reactive flux because they facilitate the synthesis of RTaO{sub 4} through chemical reaction.

  16. Synthesis and reactions of 1,1-diamino-2,2-dinitroethylene

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Abraham Langlet; Ulf Wellmar; Ulf Bemm

    1998-01-01

    Low temperature nitrations of 2-methylimidazole gave in addition to the known 2-methyl-5(4)-nitroimidazole (1), 2-(dinitromethylene)-5,5-dinitro-4-imidazolidinone (3) and parabanic acid (2). The tetranitro compound 3 was also obtained by nitration of 2-methyl-4,5-dihydro-(1H)-5-imidazolone (8). Thermal decomposition of 3 gave 2-(dinitromethylene)-4,5-imidazolidinedione (4) which also was the product from nitration of the new compound 2-methoxy-2-methyl-4,5-imidazolidinedione. Treatment of 4 with aqueous ammonia gave the previously unknown

  17. Synthesis of superheavy element 120 via {sup 50}Ti+{sup A}Cf hot fusion reactions

    SciTech Connect

    Liu, Z. H. [China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing 102413 (China); Bao Jingdong [Department of Physics, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China); Center of Theoretical Nuclear Physics, National Laboratory of Heavy Ion Accelerator, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

    2009-11-15

    Synthesis of superheavy element 120 in terms of the {sup 50}Ti+{sup 249-252}Cf fusion-evaporation reactions is evaluated and discussed. It is found that the reactions of {sup 250,251}Cf({sup 50}Ti,3n){sup 297,298}120 and {sup 251,252}Cf({sup 50}Ti,4n){sup 297,298}120 are relatively favorable with the maximum evaporation-residue cross sections of 0.12, 0.09, 0.11, and 0.25 pb, respectively. However, {sup 252}Cf may be difficult to be target because its spontaneous fission will bring about serious background in the experiment. Fusion probabilities for different target-projectile combinations leading to the formation of surperheavy nucleus {sup 302}120 are estimated with the ''fusion-by-diffusion'' model and presented as a function of the Coulomb parameter Z{sub 1}Z{sub 2}/(A{sub 1}{sup 1/3}+A{sub 2}{sup 1/3}). Among the reactions {sup 50}Ti+{sup 252}Cf, {sup 54}Cr+{sup 248}Cm, {sup 58}Fe+{sup 244}Pu, and {sup 64}Ni+{sup 238}U, the reaction {sup 50}Ti+{sup 252}Cf has the largest fusion probability. Synthesis of superheavy element 120 is of essential importance for determining whether the magic proton shell should be at Z=114 or at higher proton numbers Z=120-126. Therefore, the experiment to produce isotopes with Z=120 in the fusion reactions {sup 50}Ti+{sup 250,251}Cf is of great interest.

  18. AMMONIA CONCENTRATION IN SALTSTONE HEADSPACE SUMMARY REPORT

    SciTech Connect

    Zamecnik, J; Alex Cozzi, A

    2008-09-26

    The Saltstone Facility Documented Safety Analysis (DSA) is under revision to accommodate changes in the Composite Lower Flammability Limit (CLFL) from the introduction of Isopar into Tank 50. Saltstone samples were prepared with an 'MCU' type salt solution spiked with ammonia. The ammonia released from the saltstone was captured and analyzed. The ammonia concentration found in the headspace of samples maintained at 95 C and 1 atm was, to 95% confidence, less than or equal to 3.9 mg/L. Tank 50 is fed by several influent streams. The salt solution from Tank 50 is pumped to the salt feed tank (SFT) in the Saltstone Production Facility (SPF). The premix materials cement, slag and fly ash are blended together prior to transfer to the grout mixer. The premix is fed to the grout mixer in the SPF and the salt solution is incorporated into the premix in the grout mixer, yielding saltstone slurry. The saltstone slurry drops into a hopper and then is pumped to the vault. The Saltstone Facility Documented Safety Analysis (DSA) is under revision to accommodate changes in the Composite Lower Flammability Limit (CLFL) from the introduction of Isopar{reg_sign} L into Tank 50. Waste Solidification-Engineering requested that the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) perform testing to characterize the release of ammonia in curing saltstone at 95 C. The test temperature represents the maximum allowable temperature in the Saltstone Disposal Facility (SDF). Ammonia may be present in the salt solution and premix materials, or may be produced by chemical reactions when the premix and salt solution are combined. A final report (SRNS-STI-2008-00120, Rev. 0) will be issued that will cover in more depth the information presented in this report.

  19. Acid-catalyzed domino reactions of tetraarylbut-2-yne-1,4-diols. Synthesis of conjugated indenes and inden-2-ones.

    PubMed

    Sousa, Céu M; Berthet, Jerome; Delbaere, Stephanie; Coelho, Paulo J

    2014-06-20

    The reaction of tetraarylbut-2-yne-1,4-diols with electron-rich aromatic compounds at room temperature, under p-TsOH catalysis, affords substituted polycyclic aromatic indene derivatives through a domino reaction involving the formation of a cationic allenylium intermediate. This species can undergo a series of competitive intramolecular cascade reactions, leading to a conjugated inden-2-one. This simple method allows the efficient synthesis of substituted indenes and inden-2-ones, in two steps, from aromatic ketones. PMID:24846324

  20. Synthesis of PbS nanorods and other ionic nanocrystals of complex morphology by sequential cation exchange reactions.

    PubMed

    Luther, Joseph M; Zheng, Haimei; Sadtler, Bryce; Alivisatos, A Paul

    2009-11-25

    We show that nanocrystals (NCs) with well-established synthetic protocols for high shape and size monodispersity can be used as templates to independently control the NC composition through successive cation exchange reactions. Chemical transformations like cation exchange reactions overcome a limitation in traditional colloidal synthesis, where the NC shape often reflects the inherent symmetry of the underlying lattice. Specifically we show that full or partial interconversion between wurtzite CdS, chalcocite Cu(2)S, and rock salt PbS NCs can occur while preserving anisotropic shapes unique to the as-synthesized materials. The exchange reactions are driven by disparate solubilites between the two cations by using ligands that preferentially coordinate to either monovalent or divalent transition metals. Starting with CdS, highly anisotropic PbS nanorods are created, which serve as an important material for studying strong two-dimensional quantum confinement, as well as for optoelectronic applications. In NC heterostructures containing segments of different materials, the exchange reaction can be made highly selective for just one of the components of the heterostructure. Thus, through precise control over ion insertion and removal, we can obtain interesting CdS|PbS heterostructure nanorods, where the spatial arrangement of materials is controlled through an intermediate exchange reaction. PMID:19863102

  1. A green synthesis of a layered titanate, potassium lithium titanate; lower temperature solid-state reaction and improved materials performance

    SciTech Connect

    Ogawa, Makoto, E-mail: waseda.ogawa@gmail.com [Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050 (Japan); Department of Earth Sciences, Waseda University, 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050 (Japan); Morita, Masashi, E-mail: m-masashi@y.akane.waseda.jp [Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050 (Japan); Igarashi, Shota, E-mail: uxei_yoshi_yoshi@yahoo.co.jp [Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050 (Japan); Sato, Soh, E-mail: rookie_so_sleepy@yahoo.co.jp [Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050 (Japan)

    2013-10-15

    A layered titanate, potassium lithium titanate, with the size range from 0.1 to 30 µm was prepared to show the effects of the particle size on the materials performance. The potassium lithium titanate was prepared by solid-state reaction as reported previously, where the reaction temperature was varied. The reported temperature for the titanate preparation was higher than 800 °C, though 600 °C is good enough to obtain single-phase potassium lithium titanate. The lower temperature synthesis is cost effective and the product exhibit better performance as photocatalysts due to surface reactivity. - Graphical abstract: Finite particle of a layered titanate, potassium lithium titanate, was prepared by solid-state reaction at lower temperature to show modified materials performance. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Potassium lithium titanate was prepared by solid-state reaction. • Lower temperature reaction resulted in smaller sized particles of titanate. • 600 °C was good enough to obtain single phased potassium lithium titanate. • The product exhibited better performance as photocatalyst.

  2. Microwave-assisted Intramolecular Dehydrogenative Diels-Alder Reactions for the Synthesis of Functionalized Naphthalenes/Solvatochromic Dyes

    PubMed Central

    Kocsis, Laura S.; Benedetti, Erica; Brummond, Kay M.

    2013-01-01

    Functionalized naphthalenes have applications in a variety of research fields ranging from the synthesis of natural or biologically active molecules to the preparation of new organic dyes. Although numerous strategies have been reported to access naphthalene scaffolds, many procedures still present limitations in terms of incorporating functionality, which in turn narrows the range of available substrates. The development of versatile methods for direct access to substituted naphthalenes is therefore highly desirable. The Diels-Alder (DA) cycloaddition reaction is a powerful and attractive method for the formation of saturated and unsaturated ring systems from readily available starting materials. A new microwave-assisted intramolecular dehydrogenative DA reaction of styrenyl derivatives described herein generates a variety of functionalized cyclopenta[b]naphthalenes that could not be prepared using existing synthetic methods. When compared to conventional heating, microwave irradiation accelerates reaction rates, enhances yields, and limits the formation of undesired byproducts. The utility of this protocol is further demonstrated by the conversion of a DA cycloadduct into a novel solvatochromic fluorescent dye via a Buchwald-Hartwig palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction. Fluorescence spectroscopy, as an informative and sensitive analytical technique, plays a key role in research fields including environmental science, medicine, pharmacology, and cellular biology. Access to a variety of new organic fluorophores provided by the microwave-assisted dehydrogenative DA reaction allows for further advancement in these fields. PMID:23609566

  3. Hydrothermal reactions: From the synthesis of ligand to new lanthanide 3D-coordination polymers

    SciTech Connect

    Silva, Fausthon Fred da; Fernandes de Oliveira, Carlos Alberto; Lago Falcão, Eduardo Henrique [Laboratório de Terras Raras, Departamento de Química Fundamental, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (DQF-UFPE), 50590-470 Recife, PE (Brazil); Gatto, Claudia Cristina [Laboratório de Síntese Inorgânica e Cristalografia, Instituto de Química, Universidade de Brasília (IQ-UnB), 70904-970 Brasilia, DF (Brazil); Bezerra da Costa, Nivan; Oliveira Freire, Ricardo [Pople Computational Chemistry Laboratory, Departamento de Química, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, São Cristóvão-SE 49100-000 (Brazil); Chojnacki, Jaros?aw [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Gdansk University of Technology, 80-233 Gdansk (Poland); Alves Júnior, Severino, E-mail: salvesjr@ufpe.br [Laboratório de Terras Raras, Departamento de Química Fundamental, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (DQF-UFPE), 50590-470 Recife, PE (Brazil)

    2013-11-15

    The organic ligand 2,5-piperazinedione-1,4-diacetic acid (H{sub 2}PDA) was synthesized under hydrothermal conditions starting from the iminodiacetic acid and catalyzed by oxalic acid. The X-ray powder diffraction data indicates that the compound crystallizes in the P2{sub 1}/c monoclinic system as reported in the literature. The ligand was also characterized by elemental analysis, magnetic nuclear resonance, infrared spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analysis. Two new coordination networks based on lanthanide ions were obtained with this ligand using hydrothermal reaction. In addition to single-crystal X-ray diffraction, the compounds were characterized by infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, scanning electron microscopy and elemental analysis. Single-crystal XRD showed that the compounds are isostructural, crystallizing in P2{sub 1}/n monoclinic system with chemical formula [Ln(PDA){sub 1.5}(H{sub 2}O)](H{sub 2}O){sub 3} (Ln=Gd{sup 3+}(1) and Eu{sup 3+}(2)).The luminescence properties of both compounds were studied. In the compound (1), a broad emission band was observed at 479 nm, redshifted by 70 nm in comparison of the free ligand. In (2), the typical f–f transition was observed with a maximum peak at 618 nm, related with the red emission of the europium ions. Computational methods were performed to simulate the crystal structure of (2). The theoretical calculations of the intensity parameters are in good agreement with the experimental values. - Graphical abstract: Scheme of obtaining the ligand 2,5-piperazinedione-1,4-diacetic acid (H{sub 2}PDA) and two new isostructural 3D-coordination polymers [Ln(PDA){sub 1.5}(H{sub 2}O)](H{sub 2}O){sub 3} (Ln=Gd{sup 3+} and Eu{sup 3+}) by hydrothermal synthesis. Display Omitted - Highlights: • The ligand 2,5-piperazinedione-1,4-diacetic acid was synthetized using the hydrothermic method and characterized. • Two new 3D-coordination polymers with this ligand containing Gd{sup 3+} and Eu{sup 3+} ions were also obtained. • The compounds are isostructural and the typical luminescent properties were observed in both structures.

  4. Atmospheric dispersion of ammonia: an ammonia fog model

    SciTech Connect

    Kansa, E.J.; Rodean, H.C.; Chan, S.T.; Ermak, D.L.

    1983-01-01

    A simplification to the two-phase ammonia vapor-droplet fog problem has been implemented to study the dispersion of a spill of 40 tons of ammonia. We have circumvented the necessity of adding the partial differential equations for mass, momentum, and energy for the ammonia in the liquid phase by certain assumptions. It is assumed that the ammonia fog behaves as an ideal gas including the droplets. A temperature-dependent molecular weight was introduced to simulate the transition from a vapor-droplet cloud to a pure vapor cloud of ammonia. Likewise, the vaporization of ammonia was spread out over a temperature range. Mass, momentum, energy, and total ammonia is conserved rigorously. The observed features of the ammonia spill simulation have pointed out phenomena that could not be predicted in simpler calculations. Perhaps the most obvious feature is the cloud bifurcation due to the strength of the gravity current relative to the ambient wind. The gravity spreading of the denser ammonia fog significantly perturbs the unidirectional windfield in the vicinity of the spill, setting up complex eddy patterns in the cloud which are enhanced by ground heating and warm dry air entrainment. The lower concentrations appear to lift off by a buoyancy-induced flow. The ammonia cloud, rather than being cigar shaped as assumed in simpler models, ranges from pancake shaped to pear shaped, depending upon the ambient windfield. The fact that the ammonia cloud remains cold, very low, and wide is in qualitative agreement with some of the large-scale ammonia spill accidents. 14 figures.

  5. [4 + 1] annulation reactions of (trialkylsilyl)ketenes : synthesis of substituted indanones and cyclopentenones

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    Davie, Christopher P

    2005-01-01

    (Trialkylsilyl)vinylketenes ("(TAS)vinylketenes") and (trialkylsilyl)arylketenes ("(TAS)- arylketenes") function as versatile four-carbon building blocks for the synthesis of carbocyclic and heterocyclic compounds. A new ...

  6. REVISITING NUCLEOPHILIC SUBSTITUTION REACTIONS: MICROWAVE-ASSISTED SYNTHESIS OF AZIDES, THIOCYANATES AND SULFONES IN AQUEOUS MEDIUM

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    A practical, rapid and efficient microwave (MW) promoted synthesis of various azides, thiocyanates and sulfones, is described in aqueous medium. This general and expeditious MW-enhanced nucleophilic substitution approach uses easily accessible starting materials such as halides o...

  7. Novel reactions of a neutral organic reductant : reductive coupling and nanoparticle synthesis

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    Mork, Anna Jolene

    2012-01-01

    A recently developed bis-pyridinylidene neutral organic electron donor captured our interest as a potential source of new chemistries for reductive coupling and the synthesis of group IV nanoparticles. This super electron ...

  8. Combustion of Powder Mixtures Forming Reaction Products - Synthesis of NiAl

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    S. K. ROY; A. BISWAS

    2001-01-01

    Combustion of powder mixtures under adiabatic conditions -Self-propagating High-temperature Synthesis (SHS)-is an efficient and attractive technique to synthesize a host of materials for high technology applications, namely, ceramics, intermetallics, composites and functionally graded materials. Conditions necessary for and general features of this technique are briefly reviewed.Experimental investigations on synthesis of nickel monoaluminide from stoichiometric mixtures of component powders by this

  9. Microwave-Assisted Organic Synthesis in the Organic Teaching Lab: A Simple, Greener Wittig Reaction

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    Martin, Eric; Kellen-Yuen, Cynthia

    2007-01-01

    A greener, microwave-assisted Wittig reaction has been developed for the second-semester organic teaching laboratory. Utilizing this microwave technique, a variety of styrene derivatives have been successfully synthesized from aromatic aldehydes in good yields (41-68%). The reaction not only occurs under neat reaction conditions, but also employs…

  10. Fungal and Plant Phenylalanine Ammonia-lyase

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    Hyun, Min Woo; Yun, Yeo Hong; Kim, Jun Young

    2011-01-01

    L-Phenylalanine is one of the essential amino acids that cannot be synthesized in mammals in adequate amounts to meet the requirements for protein synthesis. Fungi and plants are able to synthesize phenylalanine via the shikimic acid pathway. L-Phenylalanine, derived from the shikimic acid pathway, is used directly for protein synthesis in plants or metabolized through the phenylpropanoid pathway. This phenylpropanoid metabolism leads to the biosynthesis of a wide array of phenylpropanoid secondary products. The first step in this metabolic sequence involves the action of phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL). The discovery of PAL enzyme in fungi and the detection of 14CO2 production from 14C-ring-labeled phenylalanine and cinnamic acid demonstrated that certain fungi can degrade phenylalanine by a pathway involving an initial deamination to cinnamic acid, as happens in plants. In this review, we provide background information on PAL and a recent update on the presence of PAL genes in fungi. PMID:22783113

  11. Generation of allenic/propargylic zirconium complexes and subsequent cross-coupling reactions: a facile synthesis of multisubstituted allenes.

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    Zhang, Hao; Fu, Xiaoping; Chen, Jingjin; Wang, Erjuan; Liu, Yuanhong; Li, Yuxue

    2009-12-18

    The beta-alkoxide elimination reaction of propargylic ether with Negishi reagent leads to allenes and/or alkynes after hydrolysis. The product distribution is highly dependent on the substitution pattern of starting propargylic ethers; that is, aryl- or alkyl-substituted propargylic ethers favor the allene products, whereas TMS-substituted propargylic ethers afford alkynes. DFT calculations revealed that both the large steric effect and the beta-effect of the TMS group favor the alkyne products, reversing the selectivity. Subsequent coupling reactions of the allenic/propargylic zirconium intermediates with aryl iodides in the presence of Pd(PPh(3))(4)/CuCl provide a straightforward route for the synthesis of multisubstituted allenes. PMID:19921814

  12. The dynamics of ammonia metabolism in man. Effects of liver disease and hyperammonemia.

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    Lockwood, A H; McDonald, J M; Reiman, R E; Gelbard, A S; Laughlin, J S; Duffy, T E; Plum, F

    1979-01-01

    The cyclotron-produced radionuclide, 13N, was used to label ammonia and to study its metabolism in a group of 5 normal subjects and 17 patients with liver disease, including 5 with portacaval shunts and 11 with encephalopathy. Arterial ammonia levels were 52-264 micron. The rate of ammonia clearance from the vascular compartment (metabolism) was a linear function of its arterial concentration: mumol/min = 4.71 [NH3]a + 3.76, r = +0.85, P less than 0.005. Quantitative body scans showed that 7.4 +/- 0.3% of the isotope was metabolized by the brain. The brain ammonia utilization rate, calculated from brain and blood activities, was a function of the arterial ammonia concentration: mumol/min per whole brain = 0.375 [NH3]a - 3.6, r = +0.93, P less than 0.005. Assuming that cerebral blood flow and brain weights were normal, 47 +/- 3% of the ammonia was extracted from arterial blood during a single pass through the normal brains. Ammonia uptake was greatest in gray matter. The ammonia utilization reaction(s) appears to take place in a compartment, perhaps in astrocytes, that includes less than 20% of all brain ammonia. In the 11 nonencephalopathic subjects the [NH3]a was 100 +/- 8 micron and the brain ammonia utilization rate was 32 +/- 3 mumol/min per whole brain; in the 11 encephalopathic subjects these were respectively elevated to 149 +/- 18 micron (P less than 0.01), and 53 +/- 7 mumol/min per whole brain (P less than 0.01). In normal subjects, approximately equal to 50% of the arterial ammonia was metabolized by skeletal muscle. In patients with portal-systemic shunting, muscle may become the most important organ for ammonia detoxification. Muscle atrophy may thereby contribute to the development of hyperammonemic encephalopathy with an associated increase in the brain ammonia utilization rate. Images PMID:429564

  13. Optimization of reaction parameters in hydrothermal synthesis: a strategy towards the formation of CuS hexagonal plates

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    2013-01-01

    Background For decades, copper sulphide has been renowned as the superior optical and semiconductor materials. Its potential applications can be ranged from solar cells, lithium-ion batteries, sensors, and catalyst systems. The synthesis methodologies of copper sulphide with different controlled morphology have been widely explored in the literature. Nevertheless, the understanding on the formation chemistry of CuS is still limited. The ultimate approach undertaking in this article is to investigate the formation of CuS hexagonal plates via the optimization of reaction parameters in hydrothermal reaction between copper (II) nitrate and sodium thiosulphate without appending any assistant agent. Results Covellite (CuS) hexagonal plates were formed at copper ion: thiosulphate ion (Cu2+:S2O32?) mole ratio of 1:2 under hydrothermal treatment of 155°C for 12 hours. For synthesis conducted at reaction temperature lower than 155°C, copper sulphate (CuSO4), krohnite (NaCu2(SO4)(H2O)2] and cyclooctasulphur (S8) were present as main impurities with covellite (CuS). When Cu2+:S2O32? mole ratio was varied to 1: 1 and 1: 1.5, phase pure plate-like natrochalcite [NaCu2(SO4)(H2O)] and digenite (Cu9S5) were produced respectively. Meanwhile, mixed phases of covellite (CuS) and cyclooctasulphur (S8) were both identified when Cu2+:S2O32? mole ratio was varied to 1: 2.5, 1: 3 and 1: 5 as well as when reaction time was shortened to 1 hour. Conclusions CuS hexagonal plates with a mean edge length of 1 ?m, thickness of 100 nm and average crystallite size of approximately (45?±?2) nm (Scherrer estimation) were successfully synthesized via assisting agent- free hydrothermal method. Under a suitable Cu2+:S2O32? mole ratio, we evidenced that the formation of covellite (CuS) is feasible regardless of the reaction temperature applied. However, a series of impurities were attested with CuS if reaction temperature was not elevated high enough for the additional crystallite phase decomposition. It was also identified that Cu2+:S2O32? mole ratio plays a vital role in controlling the amount of cyclooctasulphur (S8) in the final powder obtained. Finally, reaction time was recognized as an important parameter in impurity decomposition as well as increasing the crystallite size and crystallinity of the CuS hexagonal plates formed. PMID:23575312

  14. Bronchiectasis following pulmonary ammonia burn

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    Hoeffler, H.B.; Schweppe, H.I.; Greenberg, S.D.

    1982-12-01

    Long-term follow-up of the pulmonary lesions of severe exposure to ammonia in humans has seldom been documented, and development of bronchiectasis continues to be of concern. We studied a previously healthy 30-year-old woman whose lungs at time of necropsy, three years after massive exposure to ammonia fumes, had extensive cylindrical and saccular bronchiectasis. We concluded that massive exposure to ammonia can lead to bronchiectasis. It is not known, however, whether the bronchiectasis resulted from chemical injury by ammonia or from a superimposed bacterial bronchitis.

  15. Ammonium accumulation during a silicate-limited diatom bloom indicates the potential for ammonia emission events

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    Hansell, Dennis

    ). As the predominant naturally occurring base in the atmosphere, ammonia is important in neutralization reactions in the atmosphere, ammonia neutralizes acidity and in doing so plays a potentially significant role in climate, particularly with acidic sulfate aerosol. It has been shown that new particle formation from sulfuric acid gas

  16. Arrhenius equation for modeling feedyard ammonia emissions using temperature and diet crude protein

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    Temperature controls many processes of ammonia volatilization. For example, urea hydrolysis is an enzymatically catalyzed reaction described by the Arrhenius equation. Diet crude protein (CP) controls ammonia emission by affecting N excretion. Objectives were to use the Arrhenius equation to model a...

  17. Application of carbon dioxide towards the development of smart materials, green reaction schemes and metallic nanoparticle synthesis

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    Mohammed, Fiaz S.

    Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have steadily risen over the last 50 years, with 34 billion tons of CO2 released in 2009 alone. Its potential as a greenhouse gas has negatively affected of our lives and environment by the resulting ocean acidification and climate change. To mitigate atmospheric CO2, various strategies have been implemented for CO2 separation, capture, storage and use as a chemical feedstock. The use of CO2 in various chemical industries is attractive as its non-flammable, non-toxic, and relatively inert properties have made it an inherently safer alternative to traditional organic solvents, as well as, a greener carbon feedstock. Also, the accessible critical properties, appreciable critical density, high diffusivity and tunable thermophysical properties make liquid and supercritical CO2 an attractive solvent for industrial applications. In recent years, significant progress has been made in the field of tunable solvent media by employing the reversible reaction of CO2 with amines to produce carbamates. This class of compounds possesses ionic properties that are significantly different from their amines resulting in a non-ionic to ionic switching mechanism that provides for switchable solvent properties, reversible surfactants, low molecular weight organogelators and stimuli responsive materials. The focus of this dissertation is therefore the implementation of the reversible CO2—amine reaction for the formation of smart surfaces, greener amine protection mechanisms, and cationic metallic nanoparticle synthesis. Chapter 2 of this dissertation demonstrates the reversible reaction of CO2 with amine-containing self-assembled monolayers to yield "smart" surfaces that undergo a reversible change in structure, charge, and wettability upon reaction with CO2. The formation carbamate esters are also a widely implemented mechanism for amine protection during organic synthesis. However, traditional methods of protection incur increased solvent use and energy consumption due to a separate deprotection reaction. To solve this dilemma, the reversible protection of amines using CO2 induced carbamates was demonstrated in chapter 3; by reducing n-alkyl benzophenone imine and n-phenyl, nalkylurea yields by up to 67% compared to non-protected amines. The applicability of this chemistry to these classes of nucleophilic substitution reactions and has significant potential to alter the way we approach amine protection in organic synthesis. Another research area that has grown popularity over the last decade is the development of metallic nanoparticles, specifically gold nanoparticles (GNPs), due to their size and shape dependent optical and catalytic properties. Chapter 4 of this dissertation demonstrates the successful application of polyethylene imine (PEI) in the synthesis of cationic GNPs, which are of significant interest for biomedical applications. In this work, we investigated the effect of pH, PEI concentration and reduction method on the size and stability of amine-stabilized gold and silver nanoparticles. Furthermore the potential of carbon dioxide as a stabilizing aid through reversible carbamate formation was explored, leading to a decrease in particle size at ambient temperature along with an increase in stability. In summary, this work has demonstrated the great potential of employing the reversible reaction of carbon dioxide with primary and secondary amines as an effective and greener alternative to conventional methods in a diversity of fields that include "smart" materials, organic chemistry, and functional nanomaterials.

  18. The synthesis of pentadienylium salts via reactions of (5-ethoxy-1,5-diaryl-2,4-pentadienylidene)ethyloxonium perchlorate with hydrazines

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    François Rivière; Vadim D. Romanenko; Marie-Rose Maziéres; Michel Sanchez; Jean-Gérard Wolf

    1996-01-01

    Reaction of the readily available (5-ethoxy-1,5-diaryl-2,4-pentadienylidene)ethyloxonium perchlorate 1 with hydrazines, R2NNH2 or RNHNH2,provides a simple and efficient synthesis of previously unknown (5-ethoxy-1,5-diaryl-2,4-pentadienylidene)hydrazinium salt 2a-d. Application of this method to be synthesis of the highly conjugated pentadienylium salt from terephthalic dihydrazide is reported.

  19. Methanol synthesis on ZnO(000{overline{1}}). III. Free energy landscapes, reaction pathways, and mechanistic insights

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    Kiss, Janos; Frenzel, Johannes; Nair, Nisanth N.; Meyer, Bernd; Marx, Dominik

    2011-02-01

    The interplay of physical and chemical processes in the heterogeneous catalytic synthesis of methanol on the ZnO(000overline{1}) surface with oxygen vacancies is expected to give rise to a complex free energy landscape. A manifold of intermediate species and reaction pathways has been proposed over the years for the reduction of CO on this catalyst at high temperature and pressure conditions as required in the industrial process. In the present study, the underlying complex reaction network from CO to methanol is generated in the first place by using ab initio metadynamics for computational heterogeneous catalysis. After having "synthesized" the previously discussed intermediates in addition to finding novel species, mechanistic insights into this network of surface chemical reactions are obtained based on exploring the global free energy landscape, which is refined by investigating individual reaction pathways. Furthermore, the impact of homolytic adsorption and desorption of hydrogen at the required reducing gas phase conditions is probed by studying such processes using different charge states of the F-center.

  20. Polyol synthesis of silver nanocubes via moderate control of the reaction atmosphere.

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    Jeon, Seog-Jin; Lee, Jae-Hwang; Thomas, Edwin L

    2014-12-01

    Silver nanocubes were successfully synthesized at high yield in variously controlled reaction atmospheres by balancing etching of O2/Cl(-) and reduction of glycolaldehyde. There have been efforts to control the O2 content in reaction atmospheres by purging of O2 or Ar gas for the balancing, but we found that moderate control of reaction atmosphere, just by careful timing of the opening and the capping of the reaction vial, greatly enhanced reproducibility. Enhanced reproducibility is attributed to alleviation of evaporation and condensation of glycolaldehyde (b.p.=131°C) by using capping at reaction temperatures higher than the b.p. of glycolaldehyde rather than purging with gas. The most important finding is that seeding is initiated by HNO3 induced deoxygenation reaction in the gas phase. O2 is consumed by oxidation of NO generated from the silver etching reaction by HNO3, which effectively controls the reaction atmosphere without introduction of gas. Our simple method to control reaction atmosphere reduces the overall reaction time to one fifth of the previous result and provides excellent size and distribution selectivity of the Ag nanocube product. PMID:25233223

  1. Enantioselective total synthesis of the potent antitumor agent (-)-mucocin using a temporary silicon-tethered ring-closing metathesis cross-coupling reaction.

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    Evans, P Andrew; Cui, Jian; Gharpure, Santosh J; Polosukhin, Alexei; Zhang, Hai-Ren

    2003-12-01

    The enantioselective total synthesis of the annonaceous acetogenin (-)-mucocin (1) was accomplished using a triply convergent 12-step sequence (longest linear sequence) in 13.6% overall yield. This represents the first application of the temporary silicon-tethered (TST) ring-closing metathesis (RCM) cross-coupling reaction and the enantioselective alkyne/aldehyde addition to the synthesis of a complex annonaceous acetogenin. Moreover, all three fragments required for the coupling reactions are conveniently prepared in 5-6 steps from two readily available enantiomerically enriched epoxides. Finally, this synthesis stimulated the development of a new approach for the construction of 3-hydroxy-2,6-disubstituted tetrahydropyrans, using the bismuth tribromide-mediated reductive etherification reaction, which represents a motif that is prevalent in a wide range of pharmacologically significant natural products. PMID:14640634

  2. System and method for determining an ammonia generation rate in a three-way catalyst

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    Sun, Min; Perry, Kevin L; Kim, Chang H

    2014-12-30

    A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a rate determination module, a storage level determination module, and an air/fuel ratio control module. The rate determination module determines an ammonia generation rate in a three-way catalyst based on a reaction efficiency and a reactant level. The storage level determination module determines an ammonia storage level in a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst positioned downstream from the three-way catalyst based on the ammonia generation rate. The air/fuel ratio control module controls an air/fuel ratio of an engine based on the ammonia storage level.

  3. Optimization of dicarboxylic acid cellulose synthesis: reaction stoichiometry and role of hypochlorite scavengers.

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    Sirviö, Juho Antti; Liimatainen, Henrikki; Visanko, Miikka; Niinimäki, Jouko

    2014-12-19

    The reaction conditions in terms of reaction time, sodium chlorite stoichiometry, and the effect of hypochlorite scavengers on the chlorite oxidation of dialdehyde cellulose (DAC) was studied. The impact of storage on the reactivity of DAC fibers was also investigated. It was found that chlorite oxidation of DAC is a rapid reaction, resulting in oxidation of 71% of the aldehyde after only 8 min when 2.5 times excess of sodium chlorite compared to aldehyde groups was used. Reactivity of DAC was observed to decrease quickly during the storage and only 68% of the aldehyde groups reacted after two weeks storage compared to the reaction performed with freshly prepared DAC. Hydrogen peroxide and sulfamic acid were observed to increase the reaction efficiency of chlorite oxidation by reducing the amount of side-reactions between chlorite and hypochlorite. A minor amount of sulfamic acid can be used to replace acetic acid as a catalyst. PMID:25263866

  4. Computational Study of Field Initiated Surface Reactions for Synthesis of Diamond and Silicon

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    Musgrave, Charles Bruce

    1999-01-01

    This project involves using quantum chemistry to simulate surface chemical reactions in the presence of an electric field for nanofabrication of diamond and silicon. A field delivered by a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) to a nanometer scale region of a surface affects chemical reaction potential energy surfaces (PES) to direct atomic scale surface modification to fabricate sub-nanometer structures. Our original hypothesis is that the applied voltage polarizes the charge distribution of the valence electrons and that these distorted molecular orbitals can be manipulated with the STM so as to change the relative stabilities of the electronic configurations over the reaction coordinates and thus the topology of the PES and reaction kinetics. Our objective is to investigate the effect of applied bias on surface reactions and the extent to which STM delivered fields can be used to direct surface chemical reactions on an atomic scale on diamond and silicon. To analyze the fundamentals of field induced chemistry and to investigate the application of this technique for the fabrication of nanostructures, we have employed methods capable of accurately describing molecular electronic structure. The methods we employ are density functional theory (DFT) quantum chemical (QC) methods. To determine the effect of applied bias on surface reactions we have calculated the QC PESs in various applied external fields for various reaction steps for depositing or etching diamond and silicon. We have chosen reactions which are thought to play a role in etching and the chemical vapor deposition growth of Si and diamond. The PESs of the elementary reaction steps involved are then calculated under the applied fields, which we vary in magnitude and configuration. We pay special attention to the change in the reaction barriers, and transition state locations, and search for low energy reaction channels which were inaccessible without the applied bias.

  5. Optical reaction cell and light source for ›18F! fluoride radiotracer synthesis

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    Ferrieri, Richard A. (Patchogue, NY); Schlyer, David (Bellport, NY); Becker, Richard J. (Islip, NY)

    1998-09-15

    Apparatus for performing organic synthetic reactions, particularly no-carrier-added nucleophilic radiofluorination reactions for PET radiotracer production. The apparatus includes an optical reaction cell and a source of broadband infrared radiant energy, which permits direct coupling of the emitted radiant energy with the reaction medium to heat the reaction medium. Preferably, the apparatus includes means for focusing the emitted radiant energy into the reaction cell, and the reaction cell itself is preferably configured to reflect transmitted radiant energy back into the reaction medium to further improve the efficiency of the apparatus. The apparatus is well suited to the production of high-yield syntheses of 2-›.sup.18 F!fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose. Also provided is a method for performing organic synthetic reactions, including the manufacture of ›.sup.18 F!-labeled compounds useful as PET radiotracers, and particularly for the preparation of 2-›.sup.18 F!fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose in higher yields than previously possible.

  6. Optical reaction cell and light source for [18F] fluoride radiotracer synthesis

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    Ferrieri, R.A.; Schlyer, D.; Becker, R.J.

    1998-09-15

    An apparatus is disclosed for performing organic synthetic reactions, particularly no-carrier-added nucleophilic radiofluorination reactions for PET radiotracer production. The apparatus includes an optical reaction cell and a source of broadband infrared radiant energy, which permits direct coupling of the emitted radiant energy with the reaction medium to heat the reaction medium. Preferably, the apparatus includes means for focusing the emitted radiant energy into the reaction cell, and the reaction cell itself is preferably configured to reflect transmitted radiant energy back into the reaction medium to further improve the efficiency of the apparatus. The apparatus is well suited to the production of high-yield syntheses of 2-[{sup 18}F]fluoro-2-deoxy-Dglucose. Also provided is a method for performing organic synthetic reactions, including the manufacture of [{sup 18}F]-labeled compounds useful as PET radiotracers, and particularly for the preparation of 2-[{sup 18}F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose in higher yields than previously possible. 4 figs.

  7. Synthesis reaction pathway of nitrogen-rich ionic compound N 7H 2 +

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    Li Jie Wang; Paul G Mezey

    2002-01-01

    The potential energy surface of nitrogen-rich ionic compound N7H2+ synthesized by N5+ and cis-N2H2 was investigated. The structures involved in the PES of N7H2+ were optimized using Hartree–Fork, MP2, hybrid functional theory, and CASSCF methods. The barrier height of synthesis pathway was predicted to be 46.8 kcal\\/mol corrected by ZPVE at the B3LYP\\/6-311++G** level. Such high barrier makes the synthesis

  8. Raman spectroscopy as a tool for monitoring mesoscale continuous-flow organic synthesis: Equipment interface and assessment in four medicinally-relevant reactions

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    Hamlin, Trevor A

    2013-01-01

    Summary An apparatus is reported for real-time Raman monitoring of reactions performed using continuous-flow processing. Its capability is assessed by studying four reactions, all involving formation of products bearing ?,?-unsaturated carbonyl moieties; synthesis of 3-acetylcoumarin, Knoevenagel and Claisen–Schmidt condensations, and a Biginelli reaction. In each case it is possible to monitor the reactions and also in one case, by means of a calibration curve, determine product conversion from Raman spectral data as corroborated by data obtained using NMR spectroscopy. PMID:24062851

  9. The Construction of All-Carbon Quaternary Stereocenters by Use of Pd-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation Reactions in Total Synthesis

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    Hong, Allen Y.

    2014-01-01

    All-carbon quaternary stereocenters have posed significant challenges in the synthesis of complex natural products. These important structural motifs have inspired the development of broadly applicable palladium-catalyzed asymmetric allylic alkylation reactions of unstabilized non-biased enolates for the synthesis of enantioenriched ?-quaternary products. This microreview outlines key considerations in the application of palladium-catalyzed asymmetric allylic alkylation reactions and presents recent total syntheses of complex natural products that have employed these powerful transformations for the direct, catalytic, enantioselective construction of all-carbon quaternary stereocenters. PMID:24944521

  10. Anion-exchange synthesis of nanoporous FeP nanosheets as electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction.

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    Xu, You; Wu, Rui; Zhang, Jingfang; Shi, Yanmei; Zhang, Bin

    2013-07-28

    Nanoporous FeP nanosheets are successfully synthesized via the anion-exchange reaction of inorganic-organic hybrid Fe18S25-TETAH (TETAH = protonated triethylenetetramine) nanosheets with P ions. The as-prepared nanoporous FeP nanosheets exhibit high electrochemical hydrogen evolution reaction activity in acidic medium. PMID:23771125

  11. Enantioselective Synthesis of Functionalized Pyrazoles by NHC-Catalyzed Reaction of Pyrazolones with ?,?-Unsaturated Aldehydes.

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    Yetra, Santhivardhana Reddy; Mondal, Santigopal; Suresh, Eringathodi; Biju, Akkattu T

    2015-03-20

    The N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-organocatalyzed enantioselective annulation reaction of pyrazolones with ?,?-unsaturated aldehydes proceeding via the chiral ?,?-unsaturated acyl azolium intermediates under oxidative conditions is presented. The reaction afforded dihydropyranone-fused pyrazoles in moderate to good yields and good er values under operationally simple and base-free conditions. PMID:25723547

  12. An efficient and scalable Ritter reaction for the synthesis of tert-butyl amides.

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    Baum, Jean C; Milne, Jacqueline E; Murry, Jerry A; Thiel, Oliver R

    2009-03-01

    A scalable procedure for the conversion of nitriles to N-tert-butyl amides via the Ritter reaction was optimized employing tert-butyl acetate and acetic acid. The reaction has a broad scope for aromatic, alkyl, and alpha,beta-unsaturated nitriles. PMID:19245267

  13. Synthesis of highly functionalized ?-aminocyclopentanecarboxylate stereoisomers by reductive ring opening reaction of isoxazolines

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    Nonn, Melinda; Kiss, Loránd; Sillanpää, Reijo

    2012-01-01

    Summary A rapid and simple procedure was devised for the synthesis of multifunctionalized cyclic ?-amino esters and ?-amino alcohols via the 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of nitrile oxides to ?-aminocyclopentenecarboxylates. The opening of the isoxazoline reductive ring to the corresponding highly functionalized 2-aminocyclopentanecarboxylates occurred stereoselectively with good yields. PMID:22423276

  14. Synthesis of highly functionalized ?-aminocyclopentanecarboxylate stereoisomers by reductive ring opening reaction of isoxazolines.

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    Nonn, Melinda; Kiss, Loránd; Sillanpää, Reijo; Fülöp, Ferenc

    2012-01-01

    A rapid and simple procedure was devised for the synthesis of multifunctionalized cyclic ?-amino esters and ?-amino alcohols via the 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of nitrile oxides to ?-aminocyclopentenecarboxylates. The opening of the isoxazoline reductive ring to the corresponding highly functionalized 2-aminocyclopentanecarboxylates occurred stereoselectively with good yields. PMID:22423276

  15. Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in supercritical reaction media. Progress report, October 1, 1992--December 31, 1992

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    Subramaniam, B.; Bochniak, D.; Snavely, K.

    1993-01-01

    Our goals for this quarter were to complete construction of the reactor and analytical units for carrying out Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) synthesis in liquid (n-hexadecane) and in supercritical n-hexane phases. Progress during this quarter was slower than expected.

  16. “ONE-POT” SYNTHESIS OF TRIARYL PHOSPHATES A REACTION CALORIMETRY APPROACH

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    J. F. Cajaiba Da Silva; H. T. Nakayama; C. Costa Neto

    1997-01-01

    Triaryl phosphates were obtained in yields ranging from 85–96× in a “one-pot” synthesis via an alkaline route: an ethanolic solution of sodium hydroxide was added to a solution of substituted phenol in toluene. The mixture was distilled until all ethanol was removed. Phosphorus oxychloride was then added and the toluene was distilled. The triaryl phosphates were characterized by NMR (H

  17. Combustion of Powder Mixtures Forming Reaction Products – Synthesis of NiAl

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    S. K. ROY; A. BISWAS

    2002-01-01

    Combustion of powder mixtures under adiabatic conditions–Self-propagating High-temperature Synthesis (SHS)-is an efficient and attractive technique to synthesize a host of materials for high technology applications, namely, ceramics, intermetallics, composites and functionally graded materials. Conditions necessary for and general features of this technique are briefly reviewed.

  18. Synthesis of 2,4-diarylsubstituted-pyridines through a Ru-catalyzed four component reaction.

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    Bai, Yang; Tang, Lichang; Huang, Huawen; Deng, Guo-Jun

    2015-03-31

    A ruthenium-catalyzed one-pot synthesis of 2,4-diarylsubstituted pyridines from acetophenones, ammonium acetate and DMF under an oxygen atmosphere is described. The carbon atom situated at C6 of the pyridine ring comes from the methyl group of DMF and the nitrogen atom comes from ammonium acetate. PMID:25764281

  19. THE IMPROVED SYNTHESIS OF CARBONATED SOYBEAN OIL USING SUPERCRITICAL CARBON DIOXIDE AT A REDUCED REACTION TIME

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    We have demonstrated at improved synthesis of a cyclic carbonate of soybean oil (CSO) utilizing supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) as the solvent. Because the mutual solubility of supercritical CO2 and oil is significantly higher than that of the gas, our method synthesizes the material in ~1/3 of ...

  20. Total synthesis of atrochamins F, H, I, and J through cascade reactions

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    Nicolaou, K. C.; Lister, Troy; Denton, Ross M.; Gelin, Christine F.

    2008-01-01

    A concise and efficient cascade-based total synthesis of artochamins F, H, I, and J is described. The potential biogenetic connection between artochamin F, or a derivative thereof, and artochamins H, I, and J, through an unusual formal [2+2] cycloaddition process, was shown to be feasible. An alternative mechanism for this transformation is also proposed. PMID:19461992

  1. Nitridation of chromium powder in ammonia atmosphere

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    Li, Ling; Zhen, Qiang; Li, Rong

    2015-03-01

    CrN powder was synthesized by nitriding Cr metal in ammonia gas flow, and its chemical reaction mechanism and nitridation process were studied. Through thermodynamic calculations, the Cr-N-O predominance diagrams were constructed for different temperatures. Chromium nitride formed at 7002-1200°C under relatively higher nitrogen and lower oxygen partial pressures. Phases in the products were then investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD), and the Cr2N content varied with reaction temperature and holding time. The results indicate that the Cr metal powder nitridation process can be explained by a diffusion model. Further, Cr2N formed as an intermediate product because of an incomplete reaction, which was observed by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). After nitriding at 1000°C for 20 h, CrN powder with an average grain size of 63 nm was obtained, and the obtained sample was analyzed by using a scanning electron microscope (SEM).

  2. Diverse microbial species survive high ammonia concentrations

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    Kelly, Laura C.; Cockell, Charles S.; Summers, Stephen

    2012-04-01

    Planetary protection regulations are in place to control the contamination of planets and moons with terrestrial micro-organisms in order to avoid jeopardizing future scientific investigations relating to the search for life. One environmental chemical factor of relevance in extraterrestrial environments, specifically in the moons of the outer solar system, is ammonia (NH3). Ammonia is known to be highly toxic to micro-organisms and may disrupt proton motive force, interfere with cellular redox reactions or cause an increase of cell pH. To test the survival potential of terrestrial micro-organisms exposed to such cold, ammonia-rich environments, and to judge whether current planetary protection regulations are sufficient, soil samples were exposed to concentrations of NH3 from 5 to 35% (v/v) at -80°C and room temperature for periods up to 11 months. Following exposure to 35% NH3, diverse spore-forming taxa survived, including representatives of the Firmicutes (Bacillus, Sporosarcina, Viridibacillus, Paenibacillus, Staphylococcus and Brevibacillus) and Actinobacteria (Streptomyces). Non-spore forming organisms also survived, including Proteobacteria (Pseudomonas) and Actinobacteria (Arthrobacter) that are known to have environmentally resistant resting states. Clostridium spp. were isolated from the exposed soil under anaerobic culture. High NH3 was shown to cause a reduction in viability of spores over time, but spore morphology was not visibly altered. In addition to its implications for planetary protection, these data show that a large number of bacteria, potentially including spore-forming pathogens, but also environmentally resistant non-spore-formers, can survive high ammonia concentrations.

  3. Acid-base catalysis of chiral Pd complexes: development of novel catalytic asymmetric reactions and their application to synthesis of drug candidates.

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    Hamashima, Yoshitaka

    2006-10-01

    Using the unique character of the chiral Pd complexes 1 and 2, highly efficient catalytic asymmetric reactions have been developed. In contrast to conventional Pd(0)-catalyzed reactions, these complexes function as an acid-base catalyst. Thus active methine and methylene compounds were activated to form chiral palladium enolates, which underwent enantioselective carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions such as Michael reaction and Mannich-type reaction with up to 99% ee. Interestingly, these palladium enolates acted cooperatively with a strong protic acid, formed concomitantly during the formation of the enolates to activate electrophiles, thereby promoting the C-C bond-forming reaction. This palladium enolate chemistry was also applicable to electrophilic enantioselective fluorination reactions, and various carbonyl compounds including beta-ketoesters, beta-ketophosphonates, tert-butoxycarbonyl lactone/lactams, cyanoesters, and oxindole derivatives could be fluorinated in a highly enantioselective manner (up to 99% ee). Using this method, the catalytic enantioselective synthesis of BMS-204352, a promising anti-stroke agent, was achieved. In addition, the direct enantioselective conjugate addition of aromatic and aliphatic amines to alpha,beta-unsaturated carbonyl compound was successfully demonstrated. In this reaction, combined use of the Pd complex 2 having basic character and the amine salt was the key to success, allowing controlled generation of the nucleophilic free amine. This aza-Michael reaction was successfully applied to asymmetric synthesis of the CETP inhibitor torcetrapib. PMID:17015970

  4. ROADSIDE AMMONIA MEASUREMENTS USING OPTICAL REMOTE SENSING INSTRUMENTS

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    Fine particles less than 2.5 microns in diameter have been identified as a causal agent of excess mortality and other undesirable health impacts. A large part of these airborne particles, generally more than one-half, are formed in the atmosphere by reactions of ammonia with acid...

  5. Ammonia Emissions from Dairy Production Systems in Wisconsin

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    Ammonia (NH3) gas is reactive and is the major basic gas that neutralizes atmospheric acid gases produced from combustion of fossil fuels. This reaction produces an aerosol that is a component of atmospheric haze and is implicated in nitrogen (N) deposition and as a potential human health hazard. T...

  6. Kinetic investigation of a solvent-free, chemoenzymatic reaction sequence towards enantioselective synthesis of a ?-amino acid ester.

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    Strompen, Simon; Weiss, Markus; Ingram, Thomas; Smirnova, Irina; Gröger, Harald; Hilterhaus, Lutz; Liese, Andreas

    2012-06-01

    A solvent-free, chemoenzymatic reaction sequence for the enantioselective synthesis of ?-amino acid esters has been kinetically and thermodynamically characterized. The coupled sequence comprises a thermal aza-Michael addition of cheap starting materials and a lipase catalyzed aminolysis for the kinetic resolution of the racemic ester. Excellent ee values of >99% were obtained for the ?-amino acid ester at 60% conversion. Kinetic constants for the aza-Michael addition were obtained by straightforward numerical integration of second-order rate equations and nonlinear fitting of the progress curves. A different strategy had to be devised for the biocatalytic reaction. Initially, a simplified Michaelis-Menten model including product inhibition was developed for the reaction running in THF as an organic solvent. Activity based parameters were used instead of concentrations in order to facilitate the transfer of the kinetic model to the solvent-free system. Observed solvent effects not accounted for by the use of thermodynamic activities were incorporated into the kinetic model. Enzyme deactivation was observed to depend on the ratio of the applied substrates and also included in the kinetic model. The developed simple model is in very good agreement with the experimental data and allows the simulation and optimization of the solvent-free process. PMID:22275046

  7. The impact of genome analyses on our understanding of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria.

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    Arp, Daniel J; Chain, Patrick S G; Klotz, Martin G

    2007-01-01

    The availability of whole-genome sequences for ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) has led to dramatic increases in our understanding of these environmentally important microorganisms. Their genomes are smaller than many other members of the proteobacteria and may indicate genome reductions consistent with their limited lifestyle. The genomes have a surprising level of gene repetition including genes for ammonia catabolism, iron acquisition, and insertion sequences. The gene profiles reveal limited genes for catabolism and transport of complex organic compounds, but complete pathways for some other compounds. This led to the observation of chemolithoheterotrophic growth of Nitrosomonas europaea. Genes for sucrose synthesis/degradation were identified. The core metabolic module of aerobic ammonia oxidation, the extraction of electrons from hydroxylamine to generate proton-motive force and reductant, has evolutionary roots in the denitrification inventory of anaerobic sulfur-dependent bacteria. The extension by ammonia monooxygenase provides a mechanism to feed this module using ammonia and O(2). PMID:17506671

  8. A facile and expeditious microwave-assisted synthesis of 4-aryl-2-ferrocenyl-quinoline derivatives via multi-component reaction

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    Shu-Jiang Tu; Shu Yan; Xu-Dong Cao; Shan-Shan Wu; Xiao-Hong Zhang; Wen-Juan Hao; Zheng-Guo Han; Feng Shi

    2009-01-01

    An efficient and rapid route for the synthesis of 4-aryl-2-ferrocenyl-quinoline derivatives through microwave-assisted multi-component reaction of acetylferrocene with aromatic aldehyde and dimedone in the presence of ammonium acetate using DMF as reaction media at 100°C is described. This novel procedure lends itself well to combinatorial methods, providing the target heteropolymetallic compounds in excellent yield without further purification.

  9. An enantioselective formal synthesis of 4-demethoxydaunomycin using the catalytic asymmetric ring opening reaction of meso-epoxide with p-anisidine

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    Akihiro Sekine; Takashi Ohshima; Masakatsu Shibasaki

    2002-01-01

    A catalytic asymmetric formal synthesis of 4-demethoxydaunomycin (3) was achieved using a catalytic asymmetric ring opening reaction of meso-epoxide 9 as a key step. The epoxide opening reaction was promoted by 10mol% of Pr-(R)-BINOL–Ph3P?O complex to give the ?-amino alcohol 11 in 80% yield with 65% enantiomeric excess (ee). Single recrystallization enhanced the enantiomeric purity of the ?-amino alcohol 11

  10. Reaction temperature optimization procedure for the synthesis of ( R)-mandelonitrile by Prunus amygdalus hydroxynitrile lyase using a process model approach

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    W. F Willeman; A. J. J Straathof; J. J Heijnen

    2002-01-01

    The reaction temperature was optimized for the enzymatic synthesis of (R)-mandelonitrile in a biphasic system of aqueous buffer and methyl tert-butyl ether by including temperature effects in an existing process model. (R)-Mandelonitrile was synthesized by addition of hydrogen cyanide to benzaldehyde using Prunus amygdalus hydroxynitrile lyase as the catalyst. The reaction was investigated within a temperature range of 5 to

  11. Insight into methanol synthesis from CO2 hydrogenation on Cu(111): Complex reaction network and the effects of H2O

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    Zhao, Yafan; Yang, Yong; Mims, Charles A.; Peden, Charles HF; Li, Jun; Mei, Donghai

    2011-05-31

    Methanol synthesis from CO2 hydrogenation on supported Cu catalysts is of considerable importance in the chemical and energy industries. Although extensive experimental and theoretical efforts have been carried out in the past decades, the most fundamental questions such as the reaction mechanisms and the key reaction intermediates are still in debate. In the present work, a comprehensive reaction network for CO2 hydrogenation to methanol on Cu(111) was studied using periodic density functional theory (DFT) calculations. All of the elementary reaction steps in the reaction network were identified in an unbiased way with the dimer method. Our calculation results show that methanol synthesis from direct hydrogenation of formate on Cu(111) is not feasible due to the high activation barriers for some of the elementary steps. Instead, we find that CO2 hydrogenation to hydrocarboxyl (trans-COOH) is kinetically more favorable than formate in the presence of H2O via a unique proton transfer mechanism. The trans-COOH is then converted into hydroxymethylidyne (COH) via dihydroxycarbene (COHOH) intermediates, followed by three consecutive hydrogenation steps to form hydroxymethylene (HCOH), hydroxymethyl (H2COH), and methanol. This is consistent with recent experimental observations [1], which indicate that direct hydrogenation of formate will not produce methanol under dry hydrogen conditions. Thus, both experiment and computational modeling clearly demonstrate the important role of trace amounts of water in methanol synthesis from CO2 hydrogenation on Cu catalysts. The proposed methanol synthesis route on Cu(111) not only provides new insights into methanol synthesis chemistry, but also demonstrates again that spectroscopically observed surface species are often not critical reaction intermediates but rather spectator species. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for the US Department of Energy.

  12. Conceptual Design of Biorefineries Through the Synthesis of Optimal Chemical-reaction Pathways

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    Pennaz, Eric James

    2011-10-21

    on developing new pathways while optimizing existing ones. Here, potential chemicals are added to create a superstructure, then an algorithm is run to enumerate every feasible reaction stoichiometry through a mixed integer linear program (MILP). An optimal...

  13. Nickel-catalyzed reaction of thioisatins and alkynes: a facile synthesis of thiochromones.

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    Inami, Tasuku; Kurahashi, Takuya; Matsubara, Seijiro

    2014-11-01

    A new synthetic method for thiochromones was developed by using nickel-catalyzed decarbonylative cycloaddition of readily available thioisatins with alkynes. This reaction proceeded under very mild conditions and has quite high functional group compatibility. PMID:25347619

  14. Development of odd-Z-projectile reactions for transactinide element synthesis

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    Folden III, Charles Marvin

    2004-11-04

    The development of new odd-Z-projectile reactions leading to the production of transactinide elements is described. The cross section of the even-Z-projectile 208Pb(64Ni, n)271Ds reaction was measured at two new energies using the Berkeley Gas-filled Separator at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 88-Inch Cyclotron. In total, seven decay chains attributable to 271Ds were observed. These data, combined with previous results, establish an excitation function for the production of 271Ds. The maximum cross section was 20 +15 -11 pb at a center-of-target energy of 311.5 MeV in the laboratory frame.The data from the 271Ds experiments were used to estimate the optimum beam energy for the new odd-Z-projectile 208Pb(65Cu, n)272-111 reaction using the Fusion by Diffusion theory proposed by Swiatecki, Siwek-Wilczynska, and Wilczynski. A cross section for this reaction was measured for the first time, at a center-of-target energy of 321.1 MeV in the laboratory frame. The excitation energy f or compound nuclei formed at the target center was 13.2 MeV. One decay chain was observed, resulting in a measured cross section of 1.7 +3.9 -1.4 pb. This decay chain is in good agreement with previously published data on the decay of 272-111.The new odd-Z-projectile 208Pb(55Mn, n)262Bh reaction was studied at three different projectile energies, and 33 decay chains of 262Bh were observed. The existence of a previously reported alpha-decaying isomeric state in this nuclide was confirmed. Production of the ground state was preferred at all three beam energies. The maximum cross section was 540 +180 -150 pb at a projectile center-of-target energy of 264.0 MeV. This cross section is much larger than that previously reported for the even-Z-projectile 209Bi(54Cr, n)262Bh reaction, which may be because the 54Cr projectile energies in the latter reaction were too high for optimum production of the 1n product. At the highest projectile energy of 268.0 MeV in the target center, two decay chains from 261Bh were observed as a result of the 208Pb(55Mn, 2n) reaction. In summary, this work shows that odd-Z-projectile reactions can have cross sections comparable to analogous even-Z-projectile reactions, and that the energy of the maximum cross section for 1n reactions can be estimated simply.

  15. Catalytic esterification of polyoxypropylene glycols applied in reaction injection moulding block copolyamide synthesis

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    V. A. Kotelnikov; I. E. Persits; N. N. Surin; L. B. Danilevskaya; H. Sekiguchi; Ch. Bui

    1996-01-01

    The kinetics of the model reaction between ethylene glycol and N-acetyl-?-caprolactam in the presence of different catalysts was investigated using differential isothermal calorimetry. Tetrabutyl orthotitanate was shown to be the most effective catalyst for the esterification of hydroxyl-containing compounds. It was shown that the reaction proceeded preferably by opening an exocyclic amide bond with the liberation of free ?-caprolactam. The

  16. Synthesis of trifluoromethyl-containing vicinal diamines by asymmetric decarboxylative mannich addition reactions.

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    Wu, Lingmin; Xie, Chen; Mei, Haibo; Dai, Yanling; Han, Jianlin; Soloshonok, Vadim A; Pan, Yi

    2015-03-20

    Herein is reported a study of asymmetric decarboxylative Mannich addition reactions between (Ss)-N-t-butylsulfinyl-3,3,3-trifluoroacetaldimine and Schiff bases derived from various aldehydes and lithium 2,2-diphenylglycinate. These reactions proceed with excellent diastereoselectivities and good chemical yields, providing a practical method for preparation of trifluoromethyl-containing vicinal diamines. The procedures can be conducted under convenient conditions, rendering this approach of high synthetic value. PMID:25714116

  17. Synthesis of substituted tetrahydroindoloisoquinoline derivatives via intramolecular Pd-catalyzed alkene carboamination reactions.

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    Alicea, Jeremiah; Wolfe, John P

    2014-05-01

    Intramolecular Pd-catalyzed alkene carboamination reactions of substituted 2-allyl-N-(2-bromobenzyl)anilines are described. The substrates for these reactions are generated in two steps from readily available 2-allylanilines and 2-bromobenzaldehyde derivatives. The transformations afford substituted tetrahydroindoloisoquinolines, an uncommon class of fused bicyclic heterocycles, in good yield. The mechanism of these transformations is described, and a model that accounts for the observed product stereochemistry is proposed. PMID:24724560

  18. Synthesis of Medium-Bridged Twisted Lactams via Cation–? Control of Regiochemistry of Intramolecular Schmidt Reaction

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    Szostak, Michal; Yao, Lei; Aubé, Jeffrey

    2010-01-01

    Medium-bridged twisted amides can be synthesized by the intramolecular Schmidt reaction of 2-azidoalkyl ketones. In these reactions, the regiochemistry of the Schmidt reaction is diverted into a typically disfavored pathway by the presence of an aromatic group at the ?-position adjacent to the ketone, which stabilizes the predominantly reactive conformation of the azidohydrin intermediate by engaging in a non-bonded cation–? interaction with the positively charged diazonium cation. This results in the rarely observed rearrangement of the C-C bond distal to the azidoalkyl chain. This reaction pathway also requires the azide-containing tether to be situated in the axial orientation in the key azidohydrin intermediate. Examination of the effect of substitution of aromatic rings on the regiochemistry of the Schmidt reaction shows an increase in the migratory selectivity with more electron-rich aromatic groups. The selectivity is lower when an electron withdrawing substituent is placed on the aromatic ring. The ability of cation–? interactions to act as a controlling element decreases when Lewis acids coordinate to substituents on the aromatic ring. The developed version of the Schmidt reaction provides a direct access to a family of medium-bridged twisted amides with [4.3.1] bicyclic system, compounds which are very difficult to access using other currently available methods. PMID:20095596

  19. Stoichiometric Reactions of Acylnickel(II) Complexes with Electrophiles and the Catalytic Synthesis of Ketones.

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    Wotal, Alexander C; Ribson, Ryan D; Weix, Daniel J

    2014-10-27

    Acylnickel(II) complexes feature prominently in cross-electrophile coupling (XEC) reactions that form ketones, yet their reactivity has not been systematically investigated. We present here our studies on the reactivity of acylnickel(II) complexes with a series of carbon electrophiles. Bromobenzene, ?-chloroethylbenzene, bromooctane, and iodooctane were reacted with (dtbbpy)Ni(II)(C(O)C5H11)(Br) (1b) and (dtbbpy)Ni(II)(C(O)tolyl)(Br) (1c) to form a variety of organic products. While reactions with bromobenzene formed complex mixtures of ketones, reactions with ?-chloroethylbenzene were highly selective for the cross-ketone product. Reactions with iodooctane and bromooctane also produced the cross-ketone product, but in intermediate yield and selectivity. In most cases the presence or absence of a chemical reductant (zinc) had only a small effect on the selectivity of the reaction. The coupling of 1c with iodooctane (60% yield) was translated into a catalytic reaction, the carbonylative coupling of bromoarenes with primary bromoalkanes (six examples, 60% average yield). PMID:25364092

  20. Template-free synthesis of hollow nitrogen-doped carbon as efficient electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction

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    Wu, Rui; Chen, Siguo; Zhang, Yuanliang; Wang, Yao; Ding, Wei; Li, Li; Qi, Xueqiang; Shen, Xiu; Wei, Zidong

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, we report a template-free method to fabricate hollow nitrogen-doped carbon (HNC) by pyrolysis of hollow polyaniline microspheres, which were synthesized by suspension polymerization method. The entire synthesis is simple, environmentally benign, and economic. The oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity of the as-prepared HNC catalyst is close to that of the commercial Pt/C catalyst in alkaline media with four electron pathway. Moreover, the HNC shows much better fuel crossover resistance and long-term durability than the commercial Pt/C in alkaline medium. All these features make HNC a potentially promising and suitable substitute for the expensive noble metal catalysts in the next generation alkaline fuel cells.

  1. Synthesis and characterization of palladium and palladium-cobalt nanoparticles on Vulcan XC-72R for the oxygen reduction reaction.

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    Arroyo-Ramírez, Lisandra; Montano-Serrano, Rubenier; Luna-Pineda, Tatiana; Román, Félix R; Raptis, Raphael G; Cabrera, Carlos R

    2013-11-27

    A single-source approach was used to synthesize bimetallic nanoparticles on a high-surface-area carbon-support surface. The synthesis of palladium and palladium-cobalt nanoparticles on carbon black (Vulcan XC-72R) by chemical and thermal reduction using organometallic complexes as precursors is described. The electrocatalysts studied were Pd/C, Pd2Co/C, and PdCo2/C. The nanoparticles composition and morphology were characterized using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrophotometer (ICP-MS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques. Electrocatalytic activity towards the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and methanol tolerance in oxygen-saturated acid solution were determined. The bimetallic catalyst on carbon support synthetized by thermal reduction of the Pd2Co precursor has ORR electrocatalytic activity and a higher methanol tolerance than a Pt/C catalyst. PMID:24102312

  2. Single-shell carbon-encapsulated iron nanoparticles: synthesis and high electrocatalytic activity for hydrogen evolution reaction.

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    Tavakkoli, Mohammad; Kallio, Tanja; Reynaud, Olivier; Nasibulin, Albert G; Johans, Christoffer; Sainio, Jani; Jiang, Hua; Kauppinen, Esko I; Laasonen, Kari

    2015-04-01

    Efficient hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) through effective and inexpensive electrocatalysts is a valuable approach for clean and renewable energy systems. Here, single-shell carbon-encapsulated iron nanoparticles (SCEINs) decorated on single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) are introduced as a novel highly active and durable non-noble-metal catalyst for the HER. This catalyst exhibits catalytic properties superior to previously studied nonprecious materials and comparable to those of platinum. The SCEIN/SWNT is synthesized by a novel fast and low-cost aerosol chemical vapor deposition method in a one-step synthesis. In SCEINs the single carbon layer does not prevent desired access of the reactants to the vicinity of the iron nanoparticles but protects the active metallic core from oxidation. This finding opens new avenues for utilizing active transition metals such as iron in a wide range of applications. PMID:25683139

  3. Ammonia Ice Clouds on Jupiter

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2007-01-01

    The top cloud layer on Jupiter is thought to consist of ammonia ice, but most of that ammonia 'hides' from spectrometers. It does not absorb light in the same way ammonia does. To many scientists, this implies that ammonia churned up from lower layers of the atmosphere 'ages' in some way after it condenses, possibly by being covered with a photochemically generated hydrocarbon mixture. The New Horizons Linear Etalon Imaging Spectral Array (LEISA), the half of the Ralph instrument that is able to 'see' in infrared wavelengths that are absorbed by ammonia ice, spotted these clouds and watched them evolve over five Jupiter days (about 40 Earth hours). In these images, spectroscopically identified fresh ammonia clouds are shown in bright blue. The largest cloud appeared as a localized source on day 1, intensified and broadened on day 2, became more diffuse on days 3 and 4, and disappeared on day 5. The diffusion seemed to follow the movement of a dark spot along the boundary of the oval region. Because the source of this ammonia lies deeper than the cloud, images like these can tell scientists much about the dynamics and heat conduction in Jupiter's lower atmosphere.

  4. Synthesis of unnatural amino acids via microwave-assisted regio-selective one-pot multi-component reactions of sulfamidates

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    Synthesis of triazole-based unnatural amino acids, triazole bisaminoacids and ß-amino triazole has been described via stereo and regioselective one-pot multi-component reaction of sulfamidates, sodium azide, and alkynes under MW irradiation conditions. The developed method is app...

  5. CATALYST-FREE REACTIONS UNDER SOLVENT-FEE CONDITIONS: MICROWAVE-ASSISTED SYNTHESIS OF HETEROCYCLIC HYDRAZONES BELOW THE MELTING POINT OF NEAT REACTANTS: JOURNAL ARTICLE

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    NRMRL-CIN-1437 Jeselnik, M., Varma*, R.S., Polanc, S., and Kocevar, M. Catalyst-free Reactions under Solvent-fee Conditions: Microwave-assisted Synthesis of Heterocyclic Hydrazones below the Melting Point of Neat Reactants. Published in: Chemical Communications 18:1716-1717 (200...

  6. An efficient synthesis of thiopyrano[5,6- c]coumarin\\/[6,5- c]chromones through intramolecular domino Knoevenagel hetero Diels–Alder reactions

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    Jayadevan Jayashankaran; Rathna Durga R. S. Manian; Raghavachary Raghunathan

    2006-01-01

    The synthesis of novel polycyclic thiopyrano coumarin\\/chromone frameworks through intramolecular domino Knoevenagel hetero Diels–Alder reactions of 4-hydroxy coumarin and its benzo-analogous with S-prenylated aromatic aldehydes was studied. A high degree of chemoselectivity was achieved by the application of microwave irradiation and a solid support.

  7. Synthesis of a Self-Healing Polymer Based on Reversible Diels-Alder Reaction: An Advanced Undergraduate Laboratory at the Interface of Organic Chemistry and Materials Science

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    Weizman, Haim; Nielsen, Christian; Weizman, Or S.; Nemat-Nasser, Sia

    2011-01-01

    This laboratory experiment exposes students to the chemistry of self-healing polymers based on a Diels-Alder reaction. Students accomplish a multistep synthesis of a monomer building block and then polymerize it to form a cross-linked polymer. The healing capability of the polymer is verified by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) experiments.…

  8. Synthesis of polysubstituted ?-amino cyclohexane carboxylic acids via Diels-Alder reaction using Ni(II)-complex stabilized ?-alanine derived dienes.

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    Ding, Xiao; Wang, Hengshuai; Wang, Jiang; Wang, Sinan; Lin, Daizong; Lv, Li; Zhou, Yu; Luo, Xiaomin; Jiang, Hualiang; Aceña, José Luis; Soloshonok, Vadim A; Liu, Hong

    2013-02-01

    This paper describes the design and synthesis of a new class of ?-alanine derived dienes stabilized by Ni(II)-complex. Preliminary study of their Diels-Alder cycloaddition reactions with several types of dienophiles demonstrates their significant synthetic potential for the preparation of various polyfunctional ?-aminocyclohexane carboxylic acids. PMID:23053018

  9. SOLID-LIQUID PHASE TRANSFER CATALYZED SYNTHESIS OF CINNAMYL ACETATE-KINETICS AND ANALYSIS OF FACTORS AFFECTING THE REACTION IN A BATCH REACTOR

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    The use of solid-liquid phase transfer catalysis has an advantage of carrying out reaction between two immiscible substrates, one in solid phase and the other in liquid phase, with high selectivity and at relatively low temperatures. In this study we investigated the synthesis ci...

  10. The possible role of the pre-exponential factor in explaining the increased reaction rates observed during the microwave synthesis of titanium carbide

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    J. G. P. Binner; N. A. Hassine; T. E. Cross

    1995-01-01

    Reaction rates observed during the microwave synthesis of titanium carbide powder via the carbothermal reduction of the oxide are more than three times faster than those observed during conventional processing at the same temperature. Although not dissimilar to other reports of “microwave effects” in the literature, this result is of interest because the microwave heating mechanism is quite different compared

  11. Parallel synthesis of dihydropyrimidinones using Yb(III)-resin and polymer-supported scavengers under solvent-free conditions. A green chemistry approach to the Biginelli reaction

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    Alessandro Dondoni; Alessandro Massi

    2001-01-01

    An efficient synthesis of an array of 3,4-dihydropyrimidin-2-(1H)-ones using solid-supported ytterbium(III) reagent from aldehydes, 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds and urea (Biginelli reaction) under solvent-free conditions is described. Purification of each member of the library was carried out using a cocktail of acid and basic polymer-supported scavengers

  12. Synthesis of high specific activity (+)- and (-)-6-( sup 18 F)fluoronorepinephrine via the nucleophilic aromatic substitution reaction

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    Ding, Y.S.; Fowler, J.S.; Gatley, S.J.; Dewey, S.L.; Wolf, A.P. (Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY (USA))

    1991-02-01

    The first example of a no-carrier-added {sup 18}F-labeled catecholamine, 6-({sup 18}F)fluoronorepinephrine (6-({sup 18}F)FNE), has been synthesized via nucleophilic aromatic substitution. The racemic mixture was resolved on a chiral HPLC column to obtain pure samples of (-)-6-({sup 18}F)FNE and (+)6-({sup 18}F)FNE. Radiochemical yields of 20% at the end of bombardment (EOB) for the racemic mixture (synthesis time 93 min), 6% for each enantiomer (synthesis time 128 min) with a specific activity of 2-5 Ci/mumol at EOB were obtained. Chiral HPLC peak assignment for the resolved enantiomers was achieved by using two independent methods: polarimetric determination and reaction with dopamine beta-hydroxylase. Positron emission tomography (PET) studies with racemic 6-({sup 18}F)FNE show high uptake and retention in the baboon heart. This work demonstrates that nucleophilic aromatic substitution by ({sup 18}F)fluoride ion is applicable to systems having electron-rich aromatic rings, leading to high specific activity radiopharmaceuticals. Furthermore, the suitably protected dihydroxynitrobenzaldehyde 1 may serve as a useful synthetic precursor for the radiosynthesis of other complex {sup 18}F-labeled radiotracers.

  13. Intramolecular cycloaddition reactions of furo[3,4-b]indoles for alkaloid synthesis.

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    Padwa, Albert; Zou, Yan; Cheng, Bo; Li, Hao; Downer-Riley, Nadale; Straub, Christopher S

    2014-04-01

    Model studies dealing with the Cu(II)- or Rh(II)-catalyzed carbenoid cyclization/cycloaddition cascade of several ?-diazo indolo amido esters have been carried out as an approach to the alkaloid scandine. The Cu(II)-catalyzed reaction of an ?-diazo indolo diester that contains a tethered oxa-pentenyl side chain was found to give rise to a reactive benzo[c]furan which undergoes a subsequent [4 + 2]-cycloaddition across the tethered ?-bond. The reaction proceeds by the initial generation of a copper carbenoid intermediate which cyclizes onto the adjacent carbonyl group to give a reactive benzo[c]furan which in certain cases can be isolated. Disappointingly, the analogous reaction with the related amido indolo ester failed to take place, even when the tethered ?-bond contained an electron-withdrawing carbomethoxy group. It would seem that the geometric requirements for the intramolecular cycloaddition of the furo[3,4-b]indole system with the tethered ?-bond imposes distinct restrictions upon the bond angles of the reacting centers to prevent the cycloaddition reaction from occurring. However, the incorporation of another carbonyl group on the nitrogen atom of the tethered alkenyl diazo amido indolo ester seemingly provides better orbital overlap between the reacting ?-systems and allows the desired cycloaddition reaction to occur. PMID:24617539

  14. Molecular and physiological responses to long-term sublethal ammonia exposure in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).

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    Kolarevic, Jelena; Takle, Harald; Felip, Olga; Ytteborg, Elisabeth; Selset, Roger; Good, Christopher M; Baeverfjord, Grete; Asgård, Torbjørn; Terjesen, Bendik Fyhn

    2012-11-15

    The objective of this study was to determine the underlying physiological and molecular responses to long-term sublethal ammonia exposure in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) parr. Previous studies have predominately focused on mechanisms during acute, short-term exposure. For that purpose Atlantic salmon parr were exposed to four ammonia concentrations between 4 and 1800 ?mol l(-1) total ammonia nitrogen (TAN), and subjected to two feeding regimes for 15 weeks. Elevated environmental ammonia and full feeding strength caused an initial increase in plasma ammonia levels ([T(amm)]) after 22 days of exposure, which thereafter declined and remained similar to the control animals towards the end of the study. On the other hand, a progressive decrease in plasma urea levels was evident throughout the entire exposure period and depended on the concentration of environmental ammonia, with the largest decrease in urea levels observed at the highest ammonia concentrations (1700 and 1800 ?mol l(-1) TAN). We hypothesized that the successful adaptation to long-term elevated ammonia levels would involve an increased capacity for carrier-facilitated branchial excretion. This hypothesis was strengthened by the first evidence of an up-regulation of branchial transcription of the genes encoding the Rhesus (Rh) glycoproteins, Rhcg1 and Rhcg2, urea transporter (UT) and aquaporin 3a (Aqp3a), during long-term exposure. Of the Rhesus glycoprotein (Rh) mRNAs, Rhcg1 was up-regulated at all tested ammonia levels, while Rhcg2 showed a concentration-sensitive increase. Increased transcription levels of V-type H(+)-ATPase (H(+)-ATPase) were observed at the highest ammonia concentrations (1700 and 1800 ?mol l(-1) TAN) and coincided with an up-regulation of Rhcg2 at these concentrations. Transcription of UT and Aqp3a was increased after 15 weeks of exposure to low ammonia levels (470 and 480 ?mol l(-1) TAN). A significant increase in brain glutamine (Gln) concentration was observed for full fed Atlantic salmon after 22 days and in fish with restricted feeding after 105 days of exposure to 1800 and 1700 ?mol l(-1) TAN, respectively, without any concomitant decrease in brain glutamate (Glu) concentrations. These results suggest that Gln synthesis is an ammonia detoxifying strategy employed in the brain of Atlantic salmon parr during long-term sublethal ammonia exposure. Full feed strength had an additive effect on plasma [T(amm)], while the restricted feeding regime postponed the majority of the observed physiological and molecular responses. In conclusion, Atlantic salmon parr adapts to the long-term sublethal ammonia concentrations with increased branchial transcription levels of ammonia and urea transporting proteins and ammonia detoxification in the brain. PMID:22898234

  15. Ammonia transport by terrestrial and aquatic insects

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    Dirk Weihrauch; Andrew Donini; Michael J. O’Donnell

    Ammonia, an end product from amino acid and nucleic acid metabolism, is highly toxic for most animals. This review will provide an update on nitrogen metabolism in terrestrial and aquatic insects with emphasis on ammonia generation and transport.Aspects that will be discussed include metabolic pathways of nitrogenous compounds, the origin of ammonia and other nitrogenous waste products, ammonia toxicity, putative

  16. ENGINEERING DESIGN CONFIGURATIONS FOR BIOLOGICAL AMMONIA REMOVAL

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    Many regions in the United States have excessive levels of nutrients including ammonia in their source waters. For example, farming and agricultural sources of ammonia in the Midwest contribute to relatively high levels of ammonia in many ground waters. Although ammonia in water ...

  17. AQUEOUS AMMONIA EQUILIBRIUM - TABULATION OF PERCENT UN-IONIZED AMMONIA

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    The percent of un-ionized ammonia as a function of pH and temperature in aqueous ammonia solutions of zero salinity is presented in tabular form over the following ranges: temperature 0.0 to 40.0 C in increments of 0.2 degree, and pH 5.00 to 12.00 in increments of 0.01 pH unit....

  18. Enantioselective Synthesis of Tryptophan Derivatives by a Tandem Friedel – Crafts Conjugate Addition/Asymmetric Protonation Reaction

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    Kieffer, Madeleine E.; Repka, Lindsay M.; Reisman, Sarah E.

    2012-01-01

    The tandem Friedel–Crafts conjugate addition/asymmetric protonation reaction between 2-substituted indoles and methyl 2-acetamidoacrylate is reported. The reaction is catalyzed by (R)-3,3?-dibromo-BINOL in the presence of stoichiometric SnCl4, and is the first example of a tandem conjugate addition/asymmetric protonation reaction using a BINOL•SnCl4 complex as the catalyst. A range of indoles furnished synthetic tryptophan derivatives in good yields and high levels of enantioselectivity, even on preparative scale. The convergent nature of this transformation should lend itself to the preparation of unnatural tryptophan derivatives for use in a broad array of synthetic and biological applications. PMID:22390403

  19. Evaluation of a commercial packed bed flow hydrogenator for reaction screening, optimization, and synthesis

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    Bryan, Marian C; Wernick, David; Hein, Christopher D; Petersen, James V; Eschelbach, John W

    2011-01-01

    Summary The performance of the ThalesNano H-Cube®, a commercial packed bed flow hydrogenator, was evaluated in the context of small scale reaction screening and optimization. A model reaction, the reduction of styrene to ethylbenzene through a 10% Pd/C catalyst bed, was used to examine performance at various pressure settings, over sequential runs, and with commercial catalyst cartridges. In addition, the consistency of the hydrogen flow was indirectly measured by in-line UV spectroscopy. Finally, system contamination due to catalyst leaching, and the resolution of this issue, is described. The impact of these factors on the run-to-run reproducibility of the H-Cube® reactor for screening and reaction optimization is discussed. PMID:21915219

  20. Evaluation of a commercial packed bed flow hydrogenator for reaction screening, optimization, and synthesis.

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    Bryan, Marian C; Wernick, David; Hein, Christopher D; Petersen, James V; Eschelbach, John W; Doherty, Elizabeth M

    2011-01-01

    The performance of the ThalesNano H-Cube(®), a commercial packed bed flow hydrogenator, was evaluated in the context of small scale reaction screening and optimization. A model reaction, the reduction of styrene to ethylbenzene through a 10% Pd/C catalyst bed, was used to examine performance at various pressure settings, over sequential runs, and with commercial catalyst cartridges. In addition, the consistency of the hydrogen flow was indirectly measured by in-line UV spectroscopy. Finally, system contamination due to catalyst leaching, and the resolution of this issue, is described. The impact of these factors on the run-to-run reproducibility of the H-Cube(®) reactor for screening and reaction optimization is discussed. PMID:21915219

  1. A separation-integrated cascade reaction to overcome thermodynamic limitations in rare-sugar synthesis.

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    Wagner, Nina; Bosshart, Andreas; Failmezger, Jurek; Bechtold, Matthias; Panke, Sven

    2015-03-27

    Enzyme cascades combining epimerization and isomerization steps offer an attractive route for the generic production of rare sugars starting from accessible bulk sugars but suffer from the unfavorable position of the thermodynamic equilibrium, thus reducing the yield and requiring complex work-up procedures to separate pure product from the reaction mixture. Presented herein is the integration of a multienzyme cascade reaction with continuous chromatography, realized as simulated moving bed chromatography, to overcome the intrinsic yield limitation. Efficient production of D-psicose from sucrose in a three-step cascade reaction using invertase, D-xylose isomerase, and D-tagatose epimerase, via the intermediates D-glucose and D-fructose, is described. This set-up allowed the production of pure psicose (99.9?%) with very high yields (89?%) and high enzyme efficiency (300?g of D-psicose per g of enzyme). PMID:25688873

  2. Lithium aminoborohydrides 16. Synthesis and reactions of monomeric and dimeric aminoboranes.

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    Pasumansky, Lubov; Haddenham, Dustin; Clary, Jacob W; Fisher, Gary B; Goralski, Christian T; Singaram, Bakthan

    2008-03-01

    Aminoboranes are synthesized in situ from the reaction of the corresponding lithium aminoborohydrides (LABs) with methyl iodide, trimethylsilylchloride (TMS-Cl), or benzyl chloride under ambient conditions. In hexanes, the reaction using methyl iodide produces aminoborane and methane, whereas in tetrahydro-furan (THF) this reaction produces amine-boranes (R1R2HN:BH3) as the major product. The reaction of iPr-LAB with TMS-Cl or benzyl chloride yields exclusively diisopropylaminoborane [BH2-N(iPr)2] in THF as well as in hexanes at 25 degrees C. Diisopropylaminoborane and dicyclohexylaminoborane exist as monomers due to the steric requirement of the alkyl group. All other aminoboranes studied are not sterically hindered enough to be monomers in solution, but instead exist as a mixture of monomers and dimers. The dimers are four-membered rings formed through boron-nitrogen coordination. In general aminoboranes are not hydroborating reagents. However, monomeric aminoboranes, such as BH2-N(iPr)2, can reduce nitriles in the presence of catalytic amounts of LiBH4. This BH2-N(iPr)2/LiBH4 reducing system also re-duces ketones, aldehydes, and esters. Diisopropylaminoborane, synthesized from iPr-LAB, can be converted into boronic acids by a palladium-catalyzed reaction with aryl bromides. Aminoboranes derived from heterocyclic amines, such as pyrrole, pyrazole, and imidazole, can be prepared by the direct reaction of borane/tetrahydrofuran (BH3:THF) with these heterocyclic amines. It has been reported that pyrazole-derived aminoborane forms a six-membered dimer through boron-nitrogen coordination, where as, pyrrolylborane forms a dimer through boron-hydrogen coordination. Pyrrolylborane monohydroborates both alkenes and alkynes at ambient temperatures. Hydroboration of styrene with pyrrolylborane followed by hydrolysis gives the corresponding boronic acid, 2-phenylethylboronic acid, in 40% yield. Similarly phenylacetylene is mono-hydroborated by pyrrolylborane, to give E-2-phenylethenylboronic acid in 50% yield. PMID:18215062

  3. Stereocontrolled synthesis of bicyclic sulfamides via Pd-catalyzed alkene carboamination reactions. Control of 1,3-asymmetric induction by manipulating mechanistic pathways.

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    Babij, Nicholas R; McKenna, Grace M; Fornwald, Ryan M; Wolfe, John P

    2014-06-20

    A new annulation strategy for the synthesis of trans-bicyclic sulfamides is described. The Pd-catalyzed alkene carboamination reactions of 2-allyl and cis-2,5-diallyl pyrrolidinyl sulfamides with aryl and alkenyl triflates afford the fused bicyclic compounds in good yields and with good diastereoselectivity (up to 13:1 dr). Importantly, by employing reaction conditions that favor an anti-aminopalladation mechanism, the relative stereochemistry between the C3 and C4a stereocenters of the products is reversed relative to related Pd-catalyzed carboamination reactions that proceed via syn-aminopalladation. PMID:24916343

  4. Reaction regimes on the synthesis of hollow particles by the Kirkendall effect.

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    Cabot, Andreu; Ibáñez, Maria; Guardia, Pablo; Alivisatos, A Paul

    2009-08-19

    The formation of hollow vs solid particles by means of the oxidation reaction of solid metal particles depends on the differential self-diffusivities of the reactants through the composite shell, the reaction probabilities at each interface, and the concentration and diffusivity of the element in solution. By means of a kinetic model of the oxidation process, we determine the phase diagrams for the geometry of the oxidized particles and propose four shell growth regimes. We experimentally illustrate the different growth scenarios by changing the conditions of oxidation of cadmium spherical crystals using different chalcogen precursors. PMID:19630408

  5. Stereoselective Synthesis of Saturated Heterocycles via Pd-Catalyzed Alkene Carboetherification and Carboamination Reactions

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    Wolfe, John P.

    2009-01-01

    The development of Pd-catalyzed carboetherification and carboamination reactions between aryl/alkenyl halides and alkenes bearing pendant heteroatoms is described. These transformations effect the stereoselective construction of useful heterocycles such as tetrahydrofurans, pyrrolidines, imidazolidin-2-ones, isoxazolidines, and piperazines. The scope, limitations, and applications of these reactions are presented, and current stereochemical models are described. The mechanism of product formation, which involves an unusual intramolecular syn-insertion of an alkene into a Pd-Heteroatom bond is also discussed in detail. PMID:19183704

  6. Practical asymmetric synthesis of ?-hydroxy ?-amino acids via complimentary aldol reactions

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    Pandya, Bhaumik A.; Dandapani, Sivaraman; Duvall, Jeremy R.; Rowley, Ann; Mulrooney, Carol A.; Ryba, Troy; Dombrowski, Michael; Harton, Marie; Young, Damian W.; Marcaurelle, Lisa A.

    2011-01-01

    Orthogonally protected chiral ?-hydroxy-?-amino acids can be accessed in >100 g quantities from readily available starting materials and reagents in 3–4 steps. These chiral synthons contain two adjacent stereocenters along with suitably protected functional groups (O-TBS, N-Boc) for downstream reactivity. Implementation of two existing aldol technologies allows rapid access to all possible stereoisomers of 1. The guiding principles during reaction optimization were reaction scalability and operational efficiency. Conversion of the amino acids to a variety of chiral building blocks in 1–2 steps demonstrates their synthetic utility. PMID:21822337

  7. (Diisopinocampheyl)borane-mediated reductive aldol reactions of acrylate esters: enantioselective synthesis of anti-aldols.

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    Allais, Christophe; Nuhant, Philippe; Roush, William R

    2013-08-01

    The (diisopinocampheyl)borane promoted reductive aldol reaction of acrylate esters 4 is described. Isomerization of the kinetically formed Z(O)-enolborinate 5Z to the thermodynamic E(O)-enolborinate 5E via 1,3-boratropic shifts, followed by treatment with representative achiral aldehydes, leads to anti-?-methyl-?-hydroxy esters 9 or 10 with excellent diastereo- (up to ?20:1 dr) and enantioselectivity (up to 87% ee). The results of double asymmetric reactions of 5E with several chiral aldehydes are also presented. PMID:23885946

  8. A chemical synthesis of 11-methoxy mitragynine pseudoindoxyl featuring the interrupted Ugi reaction

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    Kim, Jimin; Schneekloth, John S.

    2013-01-01

    A synthesis of 11-methoxy mitragynine pseudoindoxyl, a new member of the mitragynine class of opioid agonists, from a derivative of the Geissman-Waiss lactone is described. An internal attack of an electron-rich aromatic ring on an electrophilic nitrilium ion and a late-stage construction of the functionalized piperidine ring by the method of reductive cyclization are the pivotal transformations; both ring annulations proceed in a highly diastereoselective fashion. The construction of substituted indoxyl frameworks by the interrupted Ugi method offers an attractive alternative to the strategy of oxidatively rearranging indoles. PMID:23878716

  9. Branched-chain amino acids and muscle ammonia detoxification in cirrhosis.

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    Dam, Gitte; Ott, Peter; Aagaard, Niels Kristian; Vilstrup, Hendrik

    2013-06-01

    Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) are used as a therapeutic nutritional supplement in patients with cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy (HE). During liver disease, the decreased capacity for urea synthesis and porto-systemic shunting reduce the hepatic clearance of ammonia and skeletal muscle may become the main alternative organ for ammonia detoxification. We here summarize current knowledge of muscle BCAA and ammonia metabolism with a focus on liver cirrhosis and HE. Plasma levels of BCAA are lower and muscle uptake of BCAA seems to be higher in patients with cirrhosis and hyperammonemia. BCAA metabolism may improve muscle net ammonia removal by supplying carbon skeletons for formation of alfa-ketoglutarate that combines with two ammonia molecules to become glutamine. An oral dose of BCAA enhances muscle ammonia metabolism but also transiently increases the arterial ammonia concentration, likely due to extramuscular metabolism of glutamine. We, therefore, speculate that the beneficial effect of long term intake of BCAA on HE demonstrated in clinical studies may be related to an improved muscle mass and nutritional status rather than to an ammonia lowering effect of BCAA themselves. PMID:23315357

  10. Hydrothermal synthesis of Eu3+ doped yttria nanoparticles using a supercritical flow reaction system

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    Hayashi, Hiromichi

    2012-01-01

    Highly crystalline Eu3+ doped yttria nanoparticle was synthesized by hydrothermal reaction in supercritical water using a continuous flow reaction system (FHT). The reactants of Y(NO3)3/Eu(NO3)3 mixed solution and KOH solution were used as starting materials and that was heated quickly up to 350-450 °C under the pressure of 30 MPa for 0.1-15 s as reaction time. The XRD results revealed that the crystal phase of as-prepared particles was YOOH and converted into cubic-phase Y2O3 after annealing above 550 °C. Primarily particle size of the YOOH was as small as less than 50 nm, keeping after annealing at 800 °C. Effects of reaction time, annealing temperature and Eu doping amount on photoluminescence were examined. The as-prepared particles exhibited red emission without annealing at high temperatures whereas photoluminescent intensity at 612 nm was increased with an increase in the annealing temperature. Photoluminescent intensity was increased with an increase in the Eu doping amount until 4 mol % and saturated at 8 mol %. The photoluminescent property was compared with reference samples via conventional co-precipitation (CP) and batchwise hydrothermal (BHT) methods. The photoluminescent intensity for annealed samples increased in the order: FHT < BHT < CP owing to the increased particle size.

  11. Switching the reaction pathways of electrochemically generated ?-haloalkoxysulfonium ions – synthesis of halohydrins and epoxides

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    Shimizu, Akihiro; Hayashi, Ryutaro; Ashikari, Yosuke; Nokami, Toshiki

    2015-01-01

    Summary ?-Haloalkoxysulfonium ions generated by the reaction of electrogenerated Br+ and I+ ions stabilized by dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) reacted with sodium hydroxide and sodium methoxide to give the corresponding halohydrins and epoxides, respectively, whereas the treatment with triethylamine gave ?-halocarbonyl compounds. PMID:25815076

  12. Diastereoselective Synthesis of ?-Lactones through Reaction of Enediolates with ?,?-Unsaturated Sulfoxonium Salts.

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    Peraino, Nicholas J; Wheeler, Kraig A; Kerrigan, Nessan J

    2015-04-01

    Studies of the reaction of lithium enediolates with ?,?-unsaturated sulfoxonium salts are described. ?-Lactones were formed in very good to excellent yields (82% ? 99% for 11 examples) and with very good to excellent diastereoselectivity (dr >90:10 for 10 examples), favoring the trans-diastereomer. PMID:25783172

  13. A study of catalysts and mechanisms in synthesis reactions. Progress report, January 1994--December 1994

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    Lunsford, J.H.

    1994-08-01

    Surface-generated gas-phase radicals, which are the subject of this study, may function as important intermediates in several important partial and complete oxidation reactions. Two examples are the role of CH{sub 3} radicals in the oxidative coupling of CH{sub 4} and the role of OH radicals in the catalytic combustion of CH{sub 4}. Although the gas phase chemistry of simple hydrocarbon radicals is reasonably well understood, very little is known about the reactions that occur between these radicals and metal oxide surfaces. Moreover, the formation of hydroxyl radicals over oxides is a largely unexplored area of catalysis. Recent work in the laboratory has been devoted to the reactions of methyl radicals with reactive metal oxides, and the production of hydroxyl radicals under rate limiting conditions. This paper describes reactions of CH{sub 3} radicals with metal oxides; catalytic conversion of CH{sub 3} radicals to CH{sub 3}OH and HCHO; identification of surface-generated benzyl radicals; and formation of OH radicals under rate limiting conditions.

  14. A study of catalysts and mechanisms in synthesis reactions. Progress report, January 1994December 1994

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    Lunsford

    1994-01-01

    Surface-generated gas-phase radicals, which are the subject of this study, may function as important intermediates in several important partial and complete oxidation reactions. Two examples are the role of CHâ radicals in the oxidative coupling of CHâ and the role of OH radicals in the catalytic combustion of CHâ. Although the gas phase chemistry of simple hydrocarbon radicals is reasonably

  15. The Petasis Reaction: Microscale Synthesis of a Tertiary Amine Antifungal Analog

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    Koroluk, Katherine J.; Jackson, Derek A.; Dicks, Andrew P.

    2012-01-01

    Students prepare a tertiary amine antifungal analog in an upper-level undergraduate organic laboratory. A microscale Petasis reaction is performed to generate a liquid compound readily characterized via IR and proton NMR spectroscopy. The biological relevance of the product is highlighted, with the tertiary amine scaffold being an important…

  16. Microwave-Assisted Organic Synthesis Using Benign Reaction Medium and Reagents

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    Account of chemical reactions expedited by microwave (MW) exposure of neat reactants for the rapid one-pot assembly of heterocyclic compounds from in situ generated reactive intermediates via enamines or using hypervalent iodine reagents will be described that can be adapted for ...

  17. Frontispiece: a separation-integrated cascade reaction to overcome thermodynamic limitations in rare-sugar synthesis.

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    Wagner, Nina; Bosshart, Andreas; Failmezger, Jurek; Bechtold, Matthias; Panke, Sven

    2015-03-27

    Biocatalysis S. Panke et?al. describe in their Communication on page?4182?ff. how integration of continuous chromatography into a multienzyme cascade reaction allows thermodynamic constraints to be overcome to form pure D-psicose from sucrose in high yield. PMID:25809006

  18. Microwave-Assisted Organic Synthesis and Transformations using Benign Reaction Media

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    The nonclassical heating technique using microwaves, termed as 'Bunsen burner of the 21st century, is rapidly becoming popular and is dramatically reducing the reaction times. The significant outcomes of microwave (MW)-assisted green chemistry endeavors are summarized that have r...

  19. One-step synthesis of sulfur doped graphene foam for oxygen reduction reactions.

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    Chen, Lisong; Cui, Xiangzhi; Wang, Yongxia; Wang, Min; Qiu, Ruihao; Shu, Zhu; Zhang, Lingxia; Hua, Zile; Cui, Fangming; Wei, Chenyang; Shi, Jianlin

    2014-03-01

    Sulfur doped graphene foam has been successfully synthesized by a simple solve-thermal method, which exhibited a much enhanced oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) catalytic activity as well as an especially high electrochemical stability, and would be a promising non-metal cathode catalyst for the ORR. PMID:24448683

  20. One-pot tandem synthesis of 2-arylquinazolines by a multicomponent cyclization reaction.

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    Ye, Leping; Yu, Lin; Zhu, Lijun; Xia, Xiaodong

    2013-01-01

    A series of 2-arylquinazolines have been synthesized in moderate to excellent yields by one-pot tandem reaction of (2-aminophenyl)methanols, aldehydes and ceric ammonium nitrate (CAN). The utility of this transformation was demonstrated by its compatibility with a wide range of functional groups. Thus, the method represents a simple and practical procedure to access 2-arylquinazolines. PMID:24217327

  1. Switching the reaction pathways of electrochemically generated ?-haloalkoxysulfonium ions - synthesis of halohydrins and epoxides.

    PubMed

    Shimizu, Akihiro; Hayashi, Ryutaro; Ashikari, Yosuke; Nokami, Toshiki; Yoshida, Jun-Ichi

    2015-01-01

    ?-Haloalkoxysulfonium ions generated by the reaction of electrogenerated Br(+) and I(+) ions stabilized by dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) reacted with sodium hydroxide and sodium methoxide to give the corresponding halohydrins and epoxides, respectively, whereas the treatment with triethylamine gave ?-halocarbonyl compounds. PMID:25815076

  2. Solvothermal Reactions: an original route for the synthesis of novel Grard DEMAZEAU

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , oxihydroxides or oxides versus the temperature value. The development of non-oxide materials (in particular of inorganic materials (oxides-nitrides, nitrides-halides...) or inorganic/organic, inorganic reaction in a closed system in the presence of a solvent (aqueous and non aqueous solution

  3. A mini-review on ammonia decomposition catalysts for on-site generation of hydrogen for fuel cell applications

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    S. F. Yin; B. Q. Xu; X. P. Zhou; C. T. Au

    2004-01-01

    Due to the drive for better environmental protection and energy conversion efficiency, on-site generation of COx-free hydrogen from ammonia decomposition for fuel cell applications has attracted much attention. The development of high performance solid catalysts is essential for the supply of such hydrogen from ammonia. In this mini-review, we provide a summary of the reaction kinetics of catalytic ammonia decomposition.

  4. Effect of ascorbic acid on the properties of ammonia caramel colorant additives and acrylamide formation.

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    Chen, Hongxing; Gu, Zhengbiao

    2014-09-01

    Ammonia caramels are among the most widely used colorant additives in the food industry. They are commonly prepared through the Maillard reaction and caramelization of mixtures of reducing sugars with ammonia or ammonium salts. Antioxidants are known to inhibit acrylamide formation during the Maillard reaction, and they may affect the properties of the ammonia caramel products. Thus, the objective of this study was to investigate the effect of the antioxidant ascorbic acid on the properties of ammonia caramel. A mixture of glucose and ammonia was allowed to react at 120 °C for 60 min in the presence of ascorbic acid at final concentrations of 0 to 0.08 M. The ammonia caramels obtained from these reactions were all positively charged. As the concentration of ascorbic acid increased, the color intensity of the ammonia caramel showed a decreasing trend, while the intensity of the fluorescence and total amount of pyrazines in the volatiles showed a tendency to increase. The addition of ascorbic acid did not result in obvious changes in the UV-visible spectra of the ammonia caramels and the types of pyrazines in the volatiles were also unchanged. It is noteworthy that the addition of 0.02 to 0.08 M ascorbic acid did reduce the formation of the by-product acrylamide, a harmful substance in food. When the concentration of ascorbic acid added reached 0.04 M, the content of acrylamide in the ammonia caramel was 20.53 ?g/L, which was approximately 44% lower than that without ascorbic acid. As a result, ascorbic acid can be considered to improve the quality and safety of ammonia caramels. PMID:25204396

  5. Satellite Observations of Tropospheric Ammonia

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    Shephard, M. W.; Luo, M.; Rinsland, C. P.; Cady-Pereira, K. E.; Beer, R.; Pinder, R. W.; Henze, D.; Payne, V. H.; Clough, S.; Rodgers, C. D.; Osterman, G. B.; Bowman, K. W.; Worden, H. M.

    2008-12-01

    Global high-spectral resolution (0.06 cm-1) nadir measurements from TES-Aura enable the simultaneous retrieval of a number of tropospheric pollutants and trace gases in addition to the TES standard operationally retrieved products (e.g. carbon monoxide, ozone). Ammonia (NH3) is one of the additional species that can be retrieved in conjunction with the TES standard products, and is important for local, regional, and global tropospheric chemistry studies. Ammonia emissions contribute significantly to several well-known environmental problems, yet the magnitude and seasonal/spatial variability of the emissions are poorly constrained. In the atmosphere, an important fraction of fine particulate matter is composed of ammonium nitrate and ammonium sulfate. These particles are statistically associated with health impacts. When deposited to ecosystems in excess, nitrogen, including ammonia can cause nutrient imbalances, change in ecosystem species composition, eutrophication, algal blooms and hypoxia. Ammonia is also challenging to measure in-situ. Observations of surface concentrations are rare and are particularly sparse in North America. Satellite observations of ammonia are therefore highly desirable. We recently demonstrated that tropospheric ammonia is detectable in the TES spectra and presented some corresponding preliminary retrievals over a very limited range of conditions (Beer et al., 2008). Presented here are results that expand upon these initial TES ammonia retrievals in order to evaluate/validate the retrieval results utilizing in-situ surface observations (e.g. LADCO, CASTNet, EPA /NC State) and chemical models (e.g. GEOS-Chem and CMAQ). We also present retrievals over regions of interest that have the potential to help further understand air quality and the active nitrogen cycle. Beer, R., M. W. Shephard, S. S. Kulawik, S. A. Clough, A. Eldering, K. W. Bowman, S. P. Sander, B. M. Fisher, V. H. Payne, M. Luo, G. B. Osterman, and J. R. Worden, First satellite observations of lower tropospheric ammonia and methanol, Geophysical Res. Letters, 35, L09801, doi:10.1029/2008GL033642, 2008.

  6. Thermodynamics of Strecker synthesis in hydrothermal systems

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    Schulte, Mitchell; Shock, Everett

    1995-01-01

    Submarine hydrothermal systems on the early Earth may have been the sites from which life emerged. The potential for Strecker synthesis to produce biomolecules (amino and hydroxy acids) from starting compounds (ketones, aldehydes, HCN and ammonia) in such environments is evaluated quantitatively using thermodynamic data and parameters for the revised Helgeson-Kirkham-Flowers (HKF) equation of state. Although there is an overwhelming thermodynamic drive to form biomolecules by the Strecker synthesis at hydrothermal conditions, the availability and concentration of starting compounds limit the efficiency and productivity of Strecker reactions. Mechanisms for concentrating reactant compounds could help overcome this problem, but other mechanisms for production of biomolecules may have been required to produce the required compounds on the early Earth. Geochemical constraints imposed by hydrothermal systems provide important clues for determining the potential of these and other systems as sites for the emergence of life.

  7. Synthesis and Structural Assessment of Ethylenediamineoxodiperoxovanadates(V) A [VO(O2)2 en] (A ? NH4 , Na or K)

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    Jayanta K. Basumatary; Mihir K. Chaudhuri; Zavei Hiese

    1987-01-01

    The synthesis of alkali ethylenediamineoxodiperoxovanadates (V), A [VO(O2)2en] (A ? NH4 , Na or K) has been acheived from the reaction of V2O5 with 30% H2O2 and ethylendiamine (en) at pH 9, adjusted by the addition of aqueous ammonia or alkali hydroxide solution. The corresponding 2,2?-bipyridine and 1,10-phenanthroline complexes require a pH 4–5 for their successful syntheses. The compounds have

  8. Carbon-palladium films as gas sensors (hydrogen, ammonia, methane)

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    Rymarczyk, Joanna; Kami?ska, Anna; Krawczyk, S?awomir

    2014-11-01

    In this paper we present the results of the resistances changes of carbon-palladium films under the influences of gas like hydrogen, ammonia and methane. Our research has shown that carbon-palladium films (C-Pd films) according to the form and the structure in which they appear, they can respond to a variety of gases. The C-Pd film obtained by Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) method is sensitive to hydrogen and do not respond to the ammonia. Thermal modification of the C-Pd film in Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) process affects the morphology of the film, increases its resistance and it causes that this film begins to react to the ammonia. This change causes that this film stops responding on hydrogen. Film sensitive to methane was obtained by changing the technology conditions of the PVD process. The reaction of C-Pd film on the hydrogen and the ammonia is increase resistance, while film sensitive to methane reacts by decrease of initial resistance value. In both cases, the changes are reversible after cleaning by air atmosphere. Different varieties of C-Pd films can be used to build selective sensors for hydrogen, ammonia and methane.

  9. From protein total synthesis to peptide transamidation and metathesis: playing with the reversibility of N,S-acyl or N,Se-acyl migration reactions.

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    Melnyk, Oleg; Agouridas, Vangelis

    2014-10-01

    Amide forming reactions are central to the field of peptide and protein synthesis and are considered to be poorly reversible reactions owing to the high stability of peptide bonds. One amide-forming reaction is native chemical ligation (NCL) which is driven by a sulfur to nitrogen acyl migration process from a transient thioester intermediate. However, recent studies have revealed the reversibility of the S,N-acyl shift reaction or of the related Se,N-acyl shift process using mild aqueous conditions. Such chemical processes have great potential for the chemoselective formation of peptide bonds to cysteine or selenocysteine, and open novel avenues in the field of peptide transamidation and metathesis reactions. PMID:25438800

  10. Modeling of heat generation in ammonia-treated solid rocket propellant

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    Raun, R.L.; Isom, K.B. [Hercules, Inc., Magna, UT (United States)] [Hercules, Inc., Magna, UT (United States)

    1995-06-01

    With the end of the Cold War, safe, environmentally sound separation, recycling, and disposal of ingredients in solid rocket propellants and munitions has become a national priority. One approach to demilitarize solid rocket propellants is treatment with ammonia. Ammonia extracts the oxidizers ammonium perchlorate and HMX, yielding a solid reside that is more suitable for incineration and less sensitive to impact and other modes of accidental initiation. Ammonia treatment of nitroglycerin-containing propellants is complicated by an exothermic reaction between ammonia and nitroglycerin. If not removed, the heat generated by this reaction can cause propellant ignition. To help design safe treatment processes, a model for the ammonia-propellant reaction was developed, which integrates transient energy and species conservation equations to simulate ammonia diffusion, heat generation, and heat flow in a propellant and in the solid residue resulting from ammonia treatment. It was calibrated using residue thickness and thermocouple data for one propellant. The calibrated model was used to predict conditions leading to ignition of thin propellant strips. The results agree well with experimental observations.

  11. Synthesis, molecular and electronic structure, and reactions of a Zn-Hg-Zn bonded complex.

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    Blake, Matthew P; Kaltsoyannis, Nikolas; Mountford, Philip

    2015-03-17

    Reaction of ((Ar')NacNac)ZnI with potassium/mercury amalgam gave the trimetallic compound {((Ar')NacNac)Zn}2Hg () containing a Zn-Hg-Zn unit and the first example of a bond between two different Group 12 metals; DFT and QTAIM analyses suggest that 1 is best described as two formally Zn(i) atoms with a Hg(0) atom positioned between them; reactions of with stoichiometric I2, FpI or Fp2 gave addition products of the type ((Ar')NacNac)ZnX (X = I, Fp) and Hg. (Ar')NacNac = HC{C(Me)N(2,6-C6H3(i)Pr2)}2; Fp = CpFe(CO)2. PMID:25720674

  12. Synthesis of Optically Active Vasicinone Based on Intramolecular Aza-Wittig Reaction and Asymmetric Oxidation(1).

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    Eguchi, Shoji; Suzuki, Toshio; Okawa, Tomohiro; Matsushita, Yuji; Yashima, Eiji; Okamoto, Yoshio

    1996-10-18

    Both optical isomers of a quinazoline alkaloid, vasicinone, were synthesized by two different methods. The first method used (3S)-3-hydroxy-gamma-lactam as a chiral synthon, which was, after O-TBDMS protection, o-azidobenzoylated followed by treatment with tri-n-butylphosphine to afford (S)-(-)-vasicinone via the tandem Staudinger/intramolecualr aza-Wittig reaction. The second method utilized asymmetric oxygenation of deoxyvasicinone with (1S)-(+)- or (1R)-(-)-(10-camphorsulfonyl)oxaziridine (the Davis reagent), respectively. The aza-enolate anion of deoxyvasicinone was treated with (S)-(+)-reagent to afford (R)-(+)-vasicinone in 71% ee, while the reaction with (R)-(-)-reagent gave (S)-(-)-vasicinone in 62% ee. The optical purity was analyzed by HPLC on specially modified cellulose as a stationary phase. These results provided a facile method to prepare both optical isomers of vasicinone and confirmed the recently reversed stereochemistry of natural (-)-vasicinone. PMID:11667656

  13. Hydrothermal Reactions of Pyruvic Acid: Synthesis, Selection, and Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Molecules

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    Hazen, Robert M.; Deamer, David W.

    2007-04-01

    Selection and self-assembly of organic compounds in aqueous phases must have been a primary process leading to emergent molecular complexity and ultimately to the origin of life. Facile reactions of pyruvic acid under hydrothermal conditions produce a complex mixture of larger organic molecules, some of which are amphiphiles that readily self-assemble into cell-sized vesicular structures. Chemical characterization of major components of this mixture reveals similarities to the suite of organic compounds present in the Murchison carbonaceous chondrite, some of whose molecules also self-assemble into membranous vesicles. Physical properties of the products are thus relevant to understanding the prebiotic emergence of molecular complexity. These results suggest that a robust family of prebiotic reaction pathways produces similar products over a range of geochemical and astrochemical environments.

  14. Aminoacyl-nucleotide reactions - Studies related to the origin of the genetic code and protein synthesis

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    Mullins, D. W., Jr.; Senaratne, N.; Lacey, J. C., Jr.

    1984-01-01

    In the present paper, a report is presented on the effect of pH and carbonate on the hydrolysis rate constants of N-blocked and free aminoacyl adenylate anhydrides. Whereas the hydrolysis of free aminoacyl adenylates seems principally catalyzed by OH(-), the hydrolysis of the N-blocked species is also catalyzed by H(+), giving this compound a U-shaped hydrolysis vs. pH curve. Furthermore, at pH's less than 8, carbonate has an extreme catalytic effect on the hydrolysis of free aminoacyl-AMP anhydride, but essentially no effect on the hydrolysis of N-blocked aminoacyl-AMP anhydride. Furthermore, the N-blocked aminoacyl-AMP anhydride is a very efficient generator of peptides using free glycine as acceptor. The possible significance of the observations to prebiological peptide synthesis is discussed.

  15. Synthesis of Metal Oxide Particles Using Reaction Route from Rare-Earth Metal-EDTA Complexes

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    Komatsu, Keiji; Tsuchiya, Takaaki; Hasebe, Yasuhiro; Sekiya, Tetsuo; Toyama, Ayumu; Nakamura, Atsushi; Akasaka, Hiroki; Saitoh, Hidetoshi

    2014-06-01

    Highly dense, spherical yttria (Y2O3) and erbia (Er2O3) particles were synthesized from their corresponding metal-ethylenediaminetetraacetic (EDTA) complexes. The EDTA·Y·H and EDTA·Er·H complexes were prepared in powdered form. These complexes were used as the staring materials for synthesis of the Y2O3 and Er2O3 particles. The particles were synthesized using an H2-O2 flame produced with a commercial flame spray apparatus. Crystalline structure, surface and cross-sectional morphologies, and elemental distribution of the synthesized particles were investigated. It was confirmed that the crystalline phases of the Y2O3 and Er2O3 particles were homogeneous. In addition, the elemental distribution of the particles was uniform. These results indicate that dense, spherical particles of Y2O3 and Er2O3 have been synthesized with EDTA·Y·H and EDTA·Er·H complexes, respectively.

  16. In-situ time resolved synchrotron powder diffraction studies of synthesis and chemical reactions

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    Norby, P.

    1995-09-01

    Equipment for time and temperature dependent powder diffraction has been developed, especially in order to be able to study hydrothermal syntheses of zeolites. The system is very versatile and has so far been used to study e.g. hydrothermal syntheses of zeolites and aluminophosphates, syntheses of layered phosphates, formation of Sorel cements, dehydration and phase transformations of zeolites, solid state synthesis of lanthanum manganites, ion exchange of zeolites using molten salt, and oxidation/reduction of lanthanum manganites at high temperatures. The sample is contained in quartz capillaries and is heated using a stream of hot air. External pressure can be applied allowing hydrothermal syntheses at temperatures up to 200 C to be performed. Controlled atmosphere is obtained by flowing gas or a mixture of gases through the capillary.

  17. Solidphase reaction synthesis of mesostructured tungsten disulfide material with a high specific surface area

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    Gaojun An; Changbo Lu; Chunhua Xiong

    2011-01-01

    A mesostructured tungsten disulfide (WS2) material was prepared through a solid-phase reaction utilizing ammonium tetrathiotungstate as the precursor and n-octadecylamine as the template. The as-synthesized WS2 material was characterized by X-ray powder Diffraction (XRD), Low-temperature N2 Adsorption (BET method), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). The characterization results indicate that the WS2 material has the typical mesopore

  18. The first transannular [4+3] cycloaddition reaction: synthesis of the ABCD ring structure of cortistatins

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    Craft, Derek T.; Gung, Benjamin W.

    2008-01-01

    A 14-membered macrocycle with an allene and a furan strategically located at across the ring from each other is synthesized using an allene ring closing metathesis reaction. Upon treatment of the macrocycle with a catalytic amount of Pd(OAc)2 and other additives, the first transannular [4+3] cycloaddition occurred to yield 37% of a tetracyclic compound containing the ABC ring structure of the natural products cortistatins. PMID:19812680

  19. Origin of fatty acid synthesis: Thermodynamics and kinetics of reaction pathways

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    Arthur L. Weber

    1991-01-01

    Summary  The primitiveness of contemporary fatty acid biosynthesis was evaluated by using the thermodynamics and kinetics of its component\\u000a reactions to estimate the extent of its dependence on powerful and selective catalysis by enzymes. Since this analysis indicated\\u000a that the modern pathway is not primitive because it requires sophisticated enzymatic catalysis, we here propose an alternative\\u000a pathway of primitive fatty acid

  20. Total synthesis of (+)-cis-sylvaticin: double oxidative cyclization reactions catalyzed by osmium.

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    Donohoe, Timothy J; Harris, Robert M; Burrows, Jeremy; Parker, Jeremy

    2006-10-25

    The double oxidative cyclization of dienes is a viable procedure for making complex natural products containing cis-THF units. A double deprotection/double oxidative cyclization strategy using catalytic osmium tetroxide was used to construct the bisheterocyclic core of cis-sylvaticin and ultimately confirm its structure. The natural product was then prepared by a short sequence of reactions that is exceptionally concise: the final route being just 13 linear steps and 19 chemical operations in total. PMID:17044695

  1. Synthesis of alumoxanes by reactions of organoaluminum compounds with copper sulfate crystallohydrate

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    G. A. Razuvaev; Yu. A. Sangalov; Yu. Ya. Nel'kenbaura; K. S. Minsker

    1975-01-01

    1.The reaction of aluminum trialkyls and dialkylaluminum chlorides with the water of CuSO4·5H2O in an aromatic hydrocarbon proceeds via the hydrolysis of one of the Al-C bonds and makes it possible to obtain the pure alkyl- and alkylchloroalumoxanes in high yields.2.In the ability of the Al-C bond to undergo hydrolysis, the organoaluminum compounds can be arranged in the following order:

  2. The copper catalysed reduction of nitric oxide by ammonia in aqueous solution studied by membrane inlet mass spectrometry

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    Péter Pénzeli; László Dózsa; Hans Degn

    1998-01-01

    The copper(II)–ammonia–nitric oxide reaction system in aqueous solution was studied by the measurement of dissolved nitric oxide with membrane inlet mass spectrometry. When the reaction was initiated by the addition of ammonia and copper(II) chloride to a saturated solution of nitric oxide, nitric oxide was found to be consumed in a two-stage reaction. Approximately 2 moles nitric oxide per mole

  3. Phase-controlled synthesis of transition-metal phosphide nanowires by Ullmann-type reactions.

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    Wang, Junli; Yang, Qing; Zhang, Zude; Sun, Shouheng

    2010-07-12

    Transition-metal phosphide nanowires were facilely synthesized by Ullmann-type reactions between transition metals and triphenylphosphine in vacuum-sealed tubes at 350-400 degrees C. The phase (stoichiometry) of the phosphide products is controllable by tuning the metal/PPh(3) molar ratio and concentration, reaction temperature and time, and heating rate. Six classes of iron, cobalt, and nickel phosphide (Fe(2)P, FeP, Co(2)P, CoP, Ni(2)P, and NiP(2)) nanostructures were prepared to demonstrate the general applicability of this new method. The resulting phosphide nanostructures exhibit interesting phase- and composition-dependent magnetic properties, and magnetic measurements suggested that the Co(2)P nanowires with anti-PbCl(2) structure show a ferromagnetic-paramagnetic transition at 6 K, while the MnP-structured CoP nanowires are paramagnetic with Curie-Weiss behavior. Moreover, GC-MS analyses of organic byproducts of the reaction revealed that thermally generated phenyl radicals promoted the formation of transition-metal phosphides under synthetic conditions. Our work offers a general method for preparing one-dimensional nanoscale transition-metal phosphides that are promising for magnetic and electronic applications. PMID:20491119

  4. Reaction chemistry during self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS) of H 3BO 3–ZrO 2–Mg system

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    A. K. Khanra

    2007-01-01

    In the present investigation, the ZrB2 powder is produced by SHS of mixture containing H3BO3, ZrO2 and Mg. The thermal analysis and XRD study reveal the reaction mechanism of ZrB2 formation by SHS process. Synthesis of H3BO3–Mg system results in formation of Mg3(BO3)2 and MgB4 phases, whereas ZrO2 is partially reduced to Zr3O and Zr during synthesis of ZrO2–Mg system.

  5. Facile synthesis of Rh-Pd alloy nanodendrites as highly active and durable electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction

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    Qi, Yue; Wu, Jianbo; Zhang, Hui; Jiang, Yingying; Jin, Chuanhong; Fu, Maoshen; Yang, Hong; Yang, Deren

    2014-05-01

    In addition to activity, durability of Pd-based catalysts in a highly corrosive medium has become one of the most important barriers to limit their industrial applications such as low-temperature fuel cell technologies. Here, Rh with a unique capability to resist against oxidation etching was incorporated into Pd-based catalysts to enhance both their activity and durability for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). This idea was achieved through the synthesis of the Rh-Pd alloy nanodendrites by co-reducing Rh and Pd salt precursors in oleylamine (OAm) containing cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB). In this synthesis, Rh-Pd alloy nanostructures with Rh-Pd atomic ratios from 19 : 1 to 1 : 4 were generated by varying the molar ratios of Rh and Pd salt precursors. Interestingly, this variation of the molar ratios of the precursors from Rh rich to Pd rich would lead to the shape evolution of Rh-Pd alloy from dendritic nanostructures to spherical aggregations. We found that Br- ions derived from CTAB were also indispensible to the production of Rh-Pd alloy nanodendrites. Owing to the addition of highly stable Rh as well as the radical structure with a large number of low-coordinated sites on the arms, Rh-Pd alloy nanodendrites with a Rh-Pd atomic ratio of 4 : 1 (Rh80Pd20) exhibited a substantially enhanced electrocatalytic performance towards ORR with a 5% loss of mass activity during the accelerated stability test for 10 000 cycles compared to ~50% loss of the commercial Pt/C (E-TEK).In addition to activity, durability of Pd-based catalysts in a highly corrosive medium has become one of the most important barriers to limit their industrial applications such as low-temperature fuel cell technologies. Here, Rh with a unique capability to resist against oxidation etching was incorporated into Pd-based catalysts to enhance both their activity and durability for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). This idea was achieved through the synthesis of the Rh-Pd alloy nanodendrites by co-reducing Rh and Pd salt precursors in oleylamine (OAm) containing cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB). In this synthesis, Rh-Pd alloy nanostructures with Rh-Pd atomic ratios from 19 : 1 to 1 : 4 were generated by varying the molar ratios of Rh and Pd salt precursors. Interestingly, this variation of the molar ratios of the precursors from Rh rich to Pd rich would lead to the shape evolution of Rh-Pd alloy from dendritic nanostructures to spherical aggregations. We found that Br- ions derived from CTAB were also indispensible to the production of Rh-Pd alloy nanodendrites. Owing to the addition of highly stable Rh as well as the radical structure with a large number of low-coordinated sites on the arms, Rh-Pd alloy nanodendrites with a Rh-Pd atomic ratio of 4 : 1 (Rh80Pd20) exhibited a substantially enhanced electrocatalytic performance towards ORR with a 5% loss of mass activity during the accelerated stability test for 10 000 cycles compared to ~50% loss of the commercial Pt/C (E-TEK). Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c3nr06888a

  6. Fischer-Tropsch synthesis on cobalt and ruthenium. Metal dispersion and support effects on reaction rate and selectivity

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    Iglesia, E.; Soled, S.L.; Fiato, R.A. (Exxon Research and Engineering Co., Annandale, NJ (United States))

    1992-09-01

    Metal dispersion and support effects on Fischer-Tropsch synthesis rate and selectivity were studied at conditions that favor the information of C{sub 5} + hydrocarbons (> 80% selectivity). On Ru, these effects are minor for the supports (SiO{sub 2}, Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, TiO{sub 2}) and the dispersion range (0.0009-0.60) tested. Site-time yields are similar (1.25-1.95 {times} 10{sup {minus}2}s{sup {minus}1}) on all Ru catalysts (476 K, 560 kPa, H{sub 2}/CO = 2.1). On Co, hydrocarbon synthesis rates are also proportional to metal dispersion (0.0045-0.095) and independent of the metal oxide support (SiO{sub 2}, Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, TiO{sub 2}, and ZrO{sub 2}-modified SiO{sub 2} and TiO{sub 2}). Site-time yields (1.6-3.0 {times} 10{sup {minus}2}s{sup {minus}1}) are independent of Co dispersion and support (473 K, 2,000 kPa, H{sub 2}/CO = 2.1). Dispersion and support influence C{sub 5}+ selectivity slightly on both Co and Ru catalysts; these changes reflect transport-enhanced secondary reactions and not modifications of intrinsic chain growth kinetics. Specifically, transport restrictions imposed by the physical structure of the support and by a high site density within catalyst pellets increase the residence time and the readsorption probability of reactive {alpha}-olefins and lead to higher C{sub 5}+ yields and more paraffinic products.

  7. Synthesis of terephthalic acid via Diels-Alder reactions with ethylene and oxidized variants of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural.

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    Pacheco, Joshua J; Davis, Mark E

    2014-06-10

    Terephthalic acid (PTA), a monomer in the synthesis of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), is obtained by the oxidation of petroleum-derived p-xylene. There is significant interest in the synthesis of renewable, biomass-derived PTA. Here, routes to PTA starting from oxidized products of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) that can be produced from biomass are reported. These routes involve Diels-Alder reactions with ethylene and avoid the hydrogenation of HMF to 2,5-dimethylfuran. Oxidized derivatives of HMF are reacted with ethylene over solid Lewis acid catalysts that do not contain strong Brønsted acids to synthesize intermediates of PTA and its equally important diester, dimethyl terephthalate (DMT). The partially oxidized HMF, 5-(hydroxymethyl)furoic acid (HMFA), is reacted with high pressure ethylene over a pure-silica molecular sieve containing framework tin (Sn-Beta) to produce the Diels-Alder dehydration product, 4-(hydroxymethyl)benzoic acid (HMBA), with 31% selectivity at 61% HMFA conversion after 6 h at 190 °C. If HMFA is protected with methanol to form methyl 5-(methoxymethyl)furan-2-carboxylate (MMFC), MMFC can react with ethylene in the presence of Sn-Beta for 2 h to produce methyl 4-(methoxymethyl)benzenecarboxylate (MMBC) with 46% selectivity at 28% MMFC conversion or in the presence of a pure-silica molecular sieve containing framework zirconium (Zr-Beta) for 6 h to produce MMBC with 81% selectivity at 26% MMFC conversion. HMBA and MMBC can then be oxidized to produce PTA and DMT, respectively. When Lewis acid containing mesoporous silica (MCM-41) and amorphous silica, or Brønsted acid containing zeolites (Al-Beta), are used as catalysts, a significant decrease in selectivity/yield of the Diels-Alder dehydration product is observed. PMID:24912153

  8. Synthesis of terephthalic acid via Diels-Alder reactions with ethylene and oxidized variants of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural

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    Pacheco, Joshua J.; Davis, Mark E.

    2014-01-01

    Terephthalic acid (PTA), a monomer in the synthesis of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), is obtained by the oxidation of petroleum-derived p-xylene. There is significant interest in the synthesis of renewable, biomass-derived PTA. Here, routes to PTA starting from oxidized products of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) that can be produced from biomass are reported. These routes involve Diels-Alder reactions with ethylene and avoid the hydrogenation of HMF to 2,5-dimethylfuran. Oxidized derivatives of HMF are reacted with ethylene over solid Lewis acid catalysts that do not contain strong Brønsted acids to synthesize intermediates of PTA and its equally important diester, dimethyl terephthalate (DMT). The partially oxidized HMF, 5-(hydroxymethyl)furoic acid (HMFA), is reacted with high pressure ethylene over a pure-silica molecular sieve containing framework tin (Sn-Beta) to produce the Diels-Alder dehydration product, 4-(hydroxymethyl)benzoic acid (HMBA), with 31% selectivity at 61% HMFA conversion after 6 h at 190 °C. If HMFA is protected with methanol to form methyl 5-(methoxymethyl)furan-2-carboxylate (MMFC), MMFC can react with ethylene in the presence of Sn-Beta for 2 h to produce methyl 4-(methoxymethyl)benzenecarboxylate (MMBC) with 46% selectivity at 28% MMFC conversion or in the presence of a pure-silica molecular sieve containing framework zirconium (Zr-Beta) for 6 h to produce MMBC with 81% selectivity at 26% MMFC conversion. HMBA and MMBC can then be oxidized to produce PTA and DMT, respectively. When Lewis acid containing mesoporous silica (MCM-41) and amorphous silica, or Brønsted acid containing zeolites (Al-Beta), are used as catalysts, a significant decrease in selectivity/yield of the Diels-Alder dehydration product is observed. PMID:24912153

  9. MEASUREMENT OF AMMONIA RELEASE FROM SALTSTONE

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    Zamecnik, J; Alex Cozzi, A

    2009-01-15

    SRNL was requested by WSRC Waste Solidification Engineering to characterize the release of ammonia from saltstone curing at 95 C by performing experimental testing. These tests were performed with an MCU-type Tank 50H salt simulant containing 0, 50, and 200 mg/L ammonia. The testing program showed that above saltstone made from the 200 mg/L ammonia simulant, the vapor space ammonia concentration was about 2.7 mg/L vapor at 95 C. An upper 95% confidence value for this concentration was found to be 3.9 mg/L. Testing also showed that ammonia was chemically generated from curing saltstone at 95 C; the amount of ammonia generated was estimated to be equivalent to 121 mg/L additional ammonia in the salt solution feed. Even with chemical generation, the ammonia release from saltstone was found to be lower than its release from salt solution only with 200 mg/L ammonia.

  10. Imino Acids in the Murchison Meteorite: Evidence of Strecker Reactions

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    Lerner, N. R.; Cooper, G. W.

    2003-01-01

    Both alpha-amino acids and alpha-hydroxy acids occur in aqueous extracts of the Murchison carbonaceous meteorite. The Strecker-cyanohydrin reaction, the reaction of carbonyl compounds, cyanide, and ammonia to produce amino and hydroxy acids, has been proposed as a source of such organic acids in meteorites. Such syntheses are consistent with the suggestion that interstellar precursors of meteoritic organic compounds accreted on the meteorite parent body together with other ices. Subsequent internal heating of the parent body melted these ices and led to the formation of larger compounds in synthetic reactions during aqueous alteration, which probably occurred at temperatures between 273K and 298K. In the laboratory, imino acids are observed as important by-products of the Strecker synthesis.

  11. Reaction between lawsone and aminophenol derivatives: Synthesis, characterization, molecular structures and antiproliferative activity

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    Kathawate, Laxmi; Joshi, Pranya V.; Dash, Tapan Kumar; Pal, Sanjima; Nikalje, Milind; Weyhermüller, Thomas; Puranik, Vedavati G.; Konkimalla, V. Badireenath; Salunke-Gawali, Sunita

    2014-10-01

    Reaction between two bioreductive reactants lawsone (2-hydroxy-1,4-napthoquinone) and derivatives 2-aminophenol without catalyst is reported. The reaction between lawsone and 4-chloro-2-aminophenol leads to formation of red colored major product 1A:[2-[(5-chloro-hydroxyphenyl)amino]naphthalene-1,4-dione] and fluorescent orange colored minor compound 1B:[10-chloro-benzo[?]phenoxazine-5-one]. Molecular structure of 1A and 1B were determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. Two mechanisms were proposed to the formation of red 1A and 1B. ‘Ortho-para’ tautomeric equilibrium was observed in DMSO-d6 solution in 1A, which was revealed by 1H, 13C NMR and LC-MS studies. Molecules of 1A formed dimers via Nsbnd H⋯O interaction and polymeric chain of dimers was formed by Osbnd H⋯O interactions. Cl⋯Cl interactions were observed between the polymeric chains of dimers in 1A. Molecules of 1B show Cl⋯N interaction. Antiproliferative properties is studied for 1A-5A compounds (obtained by the reaction of lawsone with 2-amino-4-methylphenol;2A, 2-aminophenol;3A, 3-aminophenol;4A and 4-aminophenol;5A) and evaluated against two cancer cell lines, THP1 (human monocytic leukemia cells) and COLO205 (colorectal adenocarcinoma) and one normal cell line, HEK293T (human embryonic kidney). The values of 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50) of compounds 1A-5A was determined using XTT assay. The cytotoxic effects of compounds 2A and 3A were observed against COLO205 and compounds 4A and 5A on THP1 were observed to be higher in comparison to their effect on HEK293T cell lines.

  12. Synthesis of silicon nitride by a combustion reaction under high nitrogen pressure

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    Hirao, K.; Miyamoto, Y.; Koizumi, M.

    1986-04-01

    Fine Si3N4 powders were prepared by the combustion reaction of an Si powder compact under 10 MPa nitrogen pressure. Addition of Si3N4 powder to the starting Si promoted conversion of the reactants to homogeneous Si3N4 particles. Submicrometer Si3N4 powders with a uniform size distribution around 0.5 microns were obtained from a 1.8 Si-0.4 Si3N4 mixture (molar ratio); they were free of residual Si. 8 references.

  13. Pd- and Ni-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions in the synthesis of organic electronic materials

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    Xu, Shiqing; Hoo Kim, Eun; Wei, Alexander; Negishi, Ei-ichi

    2014-08-01

    Organic molecules and polymers with extended ?-conjugation are appealing as advanced electronic materials, and have already found practical applications in thin-film transistors, light emitting diodes, and chemical sensors. Transition metal (TM)-catalyzed cross-coupling methodologies have evolved over the past four decades into one of the most powerful and versatile methods for C-C bond formation, enabling the construction of a diverse and sophisticated range of ?-conjugated oligomers and polymers. In this review, we focus our discussion on recent synthetic developments of several important classes of ?-conjugated systems using TM-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions, with a perspective on their utility for organic electronic materials.

  14. Synthesis of non-linear protein dimers through a genetically encoded Thiol-ene reaction.

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    Torres-Kolbus, Jessica; Chou, Chungjung; Liu, Jihe; Deiters, Alexander

    2014-01-01

    Site-specific incorporation of bioorthogonal unnatural amino acids into proteins provides a useful tool for the installation of specific functionalities that will allow for the labeling of proteins with virtually any probe. We demonstrate the genetic encoding of a set of alkene lysines using the orthogonal PylRS/PylTCUA pair in Escherichia coli. The installed double bond functionality was then applied in a photoinitiated thiol-ene reaction of the protein with a fluorescent thiol-bearing probe, as well as a cysteine residue of a second protein, showing the applicability of this approach in the formation of heterogeneous non-linear fused proteins. PMID:25181502

  15. Synthesis of Y1Ba2Cu3O(sub x) superconducting powders by intermediate phase reaction

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    Moore, C.; Fernandez, J. F.; Recio, P.; Duran, P.

    1990-01-01

    One of the more striking problems for the synthesis of the Y1Ba2Cu3Ox compound is the high-temperature decomposition of the BaCO3. This compound is present as raw material or as an intermediate compound in chemical processes such as amorphous citrate, coprecipitation oxalate, sol-gel process, acetate pyrolisis, etc. This fact makes difficult the total formation reaction of the Y1Ba2Cu3Ox phase and leads to the presence of undesirable phases such as the BaCuO2 phase, the 'green phase', Y2BaCuO5 and others. Here, a new procedure to overcome this difficulty is studied. The barium cation is previously combined with yttrium and/or copper to form intermediate compounds which can react between them to give Y1Ba2Cu3Ox. BaY2O4 and BaCu2O3 react according to the equation BaY2O4+3BaCu2O3 yields 2Y1Ba2Cu3Ox. BaY2O4 is a stable compound of the Y2O3-BaO system; BaCu2O3 is an intimate mixture of BaCuO2 and uncombined CuO. The reaction kinetics of these phases have been established between 860 and 920 C. The phase evolution has been determined. The crystal structure of the Y1Ba2Cu3Ox obtained powder was studied. According to the results obtained from the kinetics study the Y1Ba2Cu3Ox the synthesis was performed at temperatures of 910 to 920 C for short treatment times (1 to 2 hours). Pure Y1Ba2Cu3Ox was prepared, which develops orthorombic type I structure despite of the cooling cycle. Superconducting transition took place at 91 K. The sintering behavior and the superconducting properties of sintered samples were studied. Density, microstructure and electrical conductivity were measured. Sintering densities higher than 95 percent D(sub th) were attained at temperatures below 940 C. Relatively fine grained microstructure was observed, and little or no-liquid phase was detected.

  16. Amperometric detection and electrochemical oxidation of aliphatic amines and ammonia on silver-lead oxide thin-film electrodes

    SciTech Connect

    Ge, Jisheng

    1996-01-08

    This thesis comprises three parts: Electrocatalysis of anodic oxygen-transfer reactions: aliphatic amines at mixed Ag-Pb oxide thin-film electrodes; oxidation of ammonia at anodized Ag-Pb eutectic alloy electrodes; and temperature effects on oxidation of ethylamine, alanine, and aquated ammonia.

  17. Ammonia-Borane and Related N-B-H Compounds and Materials: Safety Aspects, Properties and Applications

    E-print Network

    the compounds are prepared. The direct reaction of ammonia with diborane does not give a Lewis acid-base complex with diborane, which gives the expected Lewis acid-base complex. When ammonia is added to a tetrahydrofuran (THF, it appears that an amine-borane-based system has reasonable potential to meet this goal. However, many issues

  18. Optical properties and layer microstructure of CdS films obtained from an ammonia-free chemical bath deposition process

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    M. G. Sandoval-Paz; M. Sotelolerma; A. Mendozagalvan; R. Ramirezbon

    2007-01-01

    In this work we report the optical and structural properties of chemically deposited CdS films obtained from an ammonia-free chemical bath deposition process. The deposition process is based in the substitution of ammonia by sodium citrate as the complexing agent in the reaction solution. We applied spectroscopic ellipsometry and optical transmission and reflection spectroscopy to determine the thickness, optical constants

  19. The structural and electronic properties of amine-functionalized boron nitride nanotubes via ammonia plasmas: a density functional theory study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Fenglei Cao; Wei Ren; Yue-meng Ji; Cunyuan Zhao

    2009-01-01

    The reaction behavior of the chemical modification of boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) with ammonia plasmas has been investigated by density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Unlike previously studied functionalization with NH3 and amino functional groups, we found that NH2* radicals involved in the ammonia plasmas can be covalently incorporated to BNNTs through a strong single B-N bond. Subsequently, the H* radicals

  20. Solid-phase reaction synthesis of mesostructured tungsten disulfide material with a high specific surface area

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    An, Gaojun, E-mail: angaojun2003@yahoo.com.cn [Beijing POL Research Institute, Beijing 102300 (China)] [Beijing POL Research Institute, Beijing 102300 (China); Lu, Changbo; Xiong, Chunhua [Beijing POL Research Institute, Beijing 102300 (China)] [Beijing POL Research Institute, Beijing 102300 (China)

    2011-09-15

    Highlights: {yields} WS{sub 2} material was synthesized through solid-phase reaction. {yields} (NH{sub 4}){sub 2}WS{sub 4} as precursor and n-octadecylamine as template. {yields} WS{sub 2} material has high specific surface area (145.9 m{sup 2}/g). {yields} The whole preparation process is simple, convenient, green and clean. -- Abstract: A mesostructured tungsten disulfide (WS{sub 2}) material was prepared through a solid-phase reaction utilizing ammonium tetrathiotungstate as the precursor and n-octadecylamine as the template. The as-synthesized WS{sub 2} material was characterized by X-ray powder Diffraction (XRD), Low-temperature N{sub 2} Adsorption (BET method), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). The characterization results indicate that the WS{sub 2} material has the typical mesopore structure (3.7 nm) with a high specific surface area (145.9 m{sup 2}/g), and large pore volume (0.18 cm{sup 3}/g). This approach is novel, green and convenient. The plausible mechanism for the formation of the mesostructured WS{sub 2} material is discussed herein.