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  1. Arene oxidation with malonoyl peroxides.

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    Dragan, Andrei; Kubczyk, Tomasz M; Rowley, Julian H; Sproules, Stephen; Tomkinson, Nicholas C O

    2015-06-01

    Malonoyl peroxide 7, prepared in a single step from the commercially available diacid, is an effective reagent for the oxidation of aromatics. Reaction of an arene with peroxide 7 at room temperature leads to the corresponding protected phenol which can be unmasked by aminolysis. An ionic mechanism consistent with the experimental findings and supported by isotopic labeling, Hammett analysis, EPR investigations, and reactivity profile studies is proposed. PMID:25966313

  2. Protolytic defluorination of trifluoromethyl-substituted arenes

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    Kethe, Anila; Tracy, Adam F.; Klumpp, Douglas A.

    2011-01-01

    A series of trifluoromethyl-substitutued arenes were studied in their reactions with Brønsted superacids. The products from these reactions suggest the formation of reactive electrophiles, such as carbocations, acylium cations, or equivalent electrophilic species. As such, Friedel-Crafts type reactions occur between these species and arene nucleophiles. NMR studies were done and the results suggest the formation of an acyl group from the trifluoromethyl groups in superacid. PMID:21547324

  3. Gold(I)-mediated C-H activation of arenes.

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    Lu, Pengfei; Boorman, Tanya C; Slawin, Alexandra M Z; Larrosa, Igor

    2010-04-28

    We demonstrate the first Au(I)-mediated C-H activation of arenes. Au(I) salts undergo C-H activation with electron-poor arenes, in stark contrast to Au(III) salts, which activate electron-rich arenes. This operationally simple and highly regioselective process occurs under very mild conditions and gives access to a variety of Au(I)-arene complexes in excellent yields. PMID:20364835

  4. Methods for preparation of cyclopentadienyliron (II) arenes

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    Keipert, Steven J.

    1991-01-01

    Two improved methods for preparation of compounds with the structure shown in equation X [(Cp)--Fe--(Ar)].sup.+.sub.b X.sup.b- (X) where Cp is an eta.sup.5 complexed, substituted or unsubstituted, cyclopentadienyl or indenyl anion, Ar is an eta.sup.6 complexed substituted or unsubstituted, pi-arene ligand anad X is a b-valent anion where b is an integer between 1 and 3. The two methods, which differ in the source of the cyclopentadienyl anion - Lewis acid complex, utilize a Lewis acid assisted ligand transfer reaction. The cyclopentadienyl anion ligand, assisted by a Lewis acid is transferred to ferrous ion in the presence of an arene. In the first method, the cyclopentadienyl anion is derived from ferrocene and ferrous chloride. In this reaction, the cyclopentadienyliron (II) arene product is derived partially from ferrocene and partially from the ferrous salt. In the second method, the cyclopentadienyl anion - Lewis acid complex is formed by direct reaction of the Lewis acid with an inorganic cyclopentadienide salt. The cyclopentadienyliron (II) arene product of this reaction is derived entirely from the ferrous salt. Cyclopentadienyliron (II) arene cations are of great interest due to their utility as photoactivatable catalysts for a variety of polymerization reactions.

  5. Room-temperature direct alkynylation of arenes with copper acetylides.

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    Theunissen, Cédric; Evano, Gwilherm

    2014-09-01

    C-H bond in azoles and polyhalogenated arenes can be smoothly activated by copper acetylides to give the corresponding alkynylated (hetero)arenes by simple reaction at room temperature in the presence of phenanthroline and lithium tert-butoxide under an oxygen atmosphere. These stable, unreactive, and readily available polymers act as especially efficient and practical reagents for the introduction of an alkyne group to a wide number of arenes under remarkably mild conditions. PMID:25115357

  6. Arene Selectivity by a Flexible Coordination Polymer Host.

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    Wright, James S; Vitórica-Yrezábal, Iñigo J; Thompson, Stephen P; Brammer, Lee

    2016-09-01

    The coordination polymers [Ag4 (O2 CCF3 )4 (phen)3 ]⋅ phen⋅arene (1⋅phen⋅arene) (phen=phenazine; arene=toluene, p-xylene or benzene) have been synthesised from the solution phase in a series of arene solvents and crystallographically characterised. By contrast, analogous syntheses from o-xylene and m-xylene as the solvent yield the solvent-free coordination polymer [Ag4 (O2 CCF3 )4 (phen)2 ] (2). Toluene, p-xylene and benzene have been successfully used in mixed-arene syntheses to template the formation of coordination polymers 1⋅phen⋅arene, which incorporate o- or m-xylene. The selectivity of 1⋅phen⋅arene for the arene guests was determined, through pairwise competition experiments, to be p-xylene>toluene≈benzene>o-xylene>m-xylene. The largest selectivity coefficient was determined as 14.2 for p-xylene:m-xylene and the smallest was 1.0 for toluene:benzene. PMID:27483388

  7. Alkenylation of Arenes and Heteroarenes with Alkynes.

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    Boyarskiy, Vadim P; Ryabukhin, Dmitry S; Bokach, Nadezhda A; Vasilyev, Aleksander V

    2016-05-25

    This review is focused on the analysis of current data on new methods of alkenylation of arenes and heteroarenes with alkynes by transition metal catalyzed reactions, Bronsted/Lewis acid promoted transformations, and others. The synthetic potential, scope, limitations, and mechanistic problems of the alkenylation reactions are discussed. The insertion of an alkenyl group into aromatic and heteroaromatic rings by inter- or intramolecular ways provides a synthetic route to derivatives of styrene, stilbene, chalcone, cinnamic acid, various fused carbo- and heterocycles, etc. PMID:27111159

  8. Piling Up Pillar[5]arenes To Self-Assemble Nanotubes.

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    Nierengarten, Iwona; Guerra, Sebastiano; Ben Aziza, Haifa; Holler, Michel; Abidi, Rym; Barberá, Joaquín; Deschenaux, Robert; Nierengarten, Jean-François

    2016-04-25

    New liquid-crystalline pillar[5]arene derivatives have been prepared by grafting first-generation Percec-type poly(benzylether) dendrons onto the macrocyclic scaffold. The molecules adopt a disc-shaped structure perfectly suited for self-organization into a columnar liquid-crystalline phase. In this way, the pillar[5]arene cores are piled up, thus forming a nanotubular wire encased within a shell of peripheral dendrons. The capability of pillar[5]arenes to form inclusion complexes has been also exploited. Specifically, detailed binding studies have been carried out in solution with 1,6-dicyanohexane as the guest. Inclusion complexes have also been prepared in the solid state. Supramolecular organization into the Colh mesophase has been deduced from X-ray diffraction data and found to be similar to that observed within the crystal lattice of a model inclusion complex prepared from 1,4-dimethoxypillar[5]arene and 1,6-dicyanohexane. PMID:26888329

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  10. Networked calix[4]arene polymers with unusual mechanical properties.

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    Grima, Joseph N; Williams, Jennifer J; Evans, Kenneth E

    2005-08-28

    Polymeric networks built from calix[4]arenes that form a three dimensional folded structure have been predicted to exhibit negative Poisson's ratios (auxetic), an unusual property which makes them superior to conventional materials in many practical applications. PMID:16091801

  11. Fifty years of oxacalix[3]arenes: A review

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    Cottet, Kevin; Marcos, Paula M

    2012-01-01

    Summary Hexahomotrioxacalix[3]arenes, commonly called oxacalix[3]arenes, were first reported in 1962. Since then, their chemistry has been expanded to include numerous derivatives and complexes. This review describes the syntheses of the parent compounds, their derivatives, and their complexation behaviour towards cations. Extraction data are presented, as are crystal structures of the macrocycles and their complexes with guest species. Applications in fields as diverse as ion selective electrode modifiers, fluorescence sensors, fullerene separations and biomimetic chemistry are described. PMID:22423288

  12. From Pillar[n]arene Scaffolds for the Preparation of Nanomaterials to Pillar[5]arene-containing Rotaxanes.

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    Nierengarten, Iwona; Deschenaux, Robert; Nierengarten, Jean-François

    2016-01-01

    Pillar[n]arenes are a new class of macrocycles that are efficiently prepared from readily available building blocks. In this particular field, our research teams became interested in the use of a pillar[5]arene core as a compact scaffold for the synthesis of nanomaterials with a controlled distribution of functional groups on both rims of the macrocyclic framework. Such compounds have found applications in biology as multivalent ligands for specific lectines or as polycationic compounds for gene delivery. Liquid-crystalline derivatives have been prepared by grafting mesogenic subunits on the pillar[5]arene core. On the other hand, we also became interested in the preparation of pillar[5]arene-containing [2]rotaxanes. In particular, we have shown that pillar[5] arene-based [2]rotaxanes can be obtained from the reaction of amine stoppers with pseudo-rotaxanes resulting from the association of a pillar[5]arene derivative with a diacyl chloride reagent. Finally, amphiphilic [2]rotaxanes have been prepared and incorporated in thin ordered films at the air-water interface. PMID:26931219

  13. Negative ion gas-phase chemistry of arenes.

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    Danikiewicz, Witold; Zimnicka, Magdalena

    2016-01-01

    Reactions of aromatic and heteroaromatic compounds involving anions are of great importance in organic synthesis. Some of these reactions have been studied in the gas phase and are occasionally mentioned in reviews devoted to gas-phase negative ion chemistry, but no reviews exist that collect all existing information about these reactions. This work is intended to fill this gap. In the first part of this review, methods for generating arene anions in the gas phase and studying their physicochemical properties and fragmentation reactions are presented. The main topics in this part are as follows: processes in which gas-phase arene anions are formed, measurements and calculations of the proton affinities of arene anions, proton exchange reactions, and fragmentation processes of substituted arene anions, especially phenide ions. The second part is devoted to gas-phase reactions of arene anions. The most important of these are reactions with electrophiles such as carbonyl compounds and α,β-unsaturated carbonyl and related compounds (Michael acceptors). Other reactions including oxidation of arene anions and halogenophilic reactions are also presented. In the last part of the review, reactions of electrophilic arenes with nucleophiles are discussed. The best known of these is the aromatic nucleophilic substitution (SN Ar) reaction; however, other processes that lead to the substitution of a hydrogen atom in the aromatic ring are also very important. Aromatic substrates in these reactions are usually but not always nitroarenes bearing other substituents in the ring. The first step in these reactions is the formation of an anionic σ-adduct, which, depending on the substituents in the aromatic ring and the structure of the attacking nucleophile, is either an intermediate or a transition state in the reaction path. In the present review, we attempted to collect the results of both experimental and computational studies of the aforementioned reactions conducted since the

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  15. Thiacalix[4]arene: New protection for metal nanoclusters

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    Guan, Zong-Jie; Zeng, Jiu-Lian; Nan, Zi-Ang; Wan, Xian-Kai; Lin, Yu-Mei; Wang, Quan-Ming

    2016-01-01

    Surface organic ligands are critical for the formation and properties of atomically precise metal nanoclusters. In contrast to the conventionally used protective ligands such as thiolates and phosphines, thiacalix[4]arene has been used in the synthesis of a silver nanocluster, [Ag35(H2L)2(L)(C≡CBut)16](SbF6)3, (H4L, p-tert-butylthiacalix[4]-arene). This is the first structurally determined calixarene-protected metal nanocluster. The chelating and macrocyclic effects make the thiacalix[4]arene a rigid shell that protects the silver core. Upon addition or removal of one silver atom, the Ag35 cluster can be transformed to Ag36 or Ag34 species, and the optical properties are changed accordingly. The successful use of thiacalixarene in the synthesis of well-defined silver nanoclusters suggests a bright future for metal nanoclusters protected by macrocyclic ligands. PMID:27536724

  16. Molecular Recognition of Natural Products by Resorc[4]arene Receptors.

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    D'Acquarica, Ilaria; Ghirga, Francesca; Quaglio, Deborah; Cerreto, Antonella; Ingallina, Cinzia; Tafi, Andrea; Botta, Bruno

    2016-01-01

    This review is aimed at providing an overview of the up-to-now published literature on resorc[4]arene macrocycles exploited as artificial receptors for the molecular recognition of some classes of natural products. A concise illustration of the main synthetic strategies developed to afford the resorc[4]arene scaffold is followed by a report on the principles of the gas-phase investigation of recognition phenomena by mass spectrometry (MS). Emphasis is placed on gas-phase studies of diastereoisomeric complexes generated inside a Fourier transform-ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) mass spectrometer by resorc[4]arene receptors towards a series of natural products, namely amino acids, amphetamine, ethanolamine neurotransmitters, dipeptides, vinca alkaloids and nucleosides. The literature outcomes discussed here, taken largely from our own revisited work, have been completed by references to other studies, in order to draw a broader picture of this rapidly evolving field of research. PMID:26654589

  17. Activation-Enabled Syntheses of Functionalized Pillar[5]arene Derivatives.

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    Han, Jie; Hou, Xisen; Ke, Chenfeng; Zhang, Huacheng; Strutt, Nathan L; Stern, Charlotte L; Stoddart, J Fraser

    2015-07-01

    A series of regioselective di- and trifunctionalized pillar[5]arene derivatives have been synthesized by a deprotection-followed-by-activation strategy, and their constitutions have been established as a result of having access to their solid-state structures. De-O-methylation occurs in a stepwise manner at lower temperatures under kinetic control, affording the desired oligo-substituted pillar[5]arene derivatives. In addition, the regioisomers of these derivatives can be isolated by installing triflate groups on the free hydroxyl groups. PMID:26083303

  18. Palladium-catalyzed arylation of simple arenes with iodonium salts.

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    Storr, Thomas E; Greaney, Michael F

    2013-03-15

    The development of an arylation protocol for simple arenes with diaryliodonium salts using the Herrmann-Beller palladacycle catalyst is reported. The reaction takes simple aromatic feedstocks and creates valuable biaryls for use in all sectors of the chemical industry. PMID:23461706

  19. Nickel Hydrides Supported by a Non-Innocent Diphosphine Arene Pincer: Mechanistic Studies of Nickel-Arene H-Migration and Partial Arene Hydrogenation

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    Lin, Sibo; Day, Michael W.; Agapie, Theodor

    2011-01-01

    Nickel hydrides supported by a terphenyl diphosphine were synthesized and found to undergo nickel-to-arene H-transfers. Some of the resulting complexes also undergo the reverse (C-to-Ni) H-migration indicating the potential for storing H-equivalents in this type of pincer ligand. NMR spectroscopy, single crystal X-ray diffraction, and isotopic labeling studies investigating the mechanism of these processes are discussed. PMID:21344904

  20. DFT studies on the directing group dependent arene-alkene cross-couplings: arene activation vs. alkene activation.

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    Zhang, Lei; Fang, De-Cai

    2015-08-01

    Due to its green-chemistry advantages, the dehydrogenative Heck reaction (DHR) has experienced enormous growth over the past few decades. In this work, two competing reaction channels were comparatively studied for the Pd(OAc)2-catalyzed DHRs of arenes with alkenes, referred to herein as the arene activation mechanism and the alkene activation mechanism, respectively, which mainly differ in the involvement of the reactants in the C-H activation step. Our calculations reveal that the commonly accepted arene activation mechanism is plausible for the desired arene-alkene cross-coupling; in contrast, the alternative alkene activation mechanism is kinetically inaccessible for the desired cross-coupling, but it is feasible for the homo-coupling of alkenes. The nature of directing groups on reactants could mainly determine the dominance of the two competing reaction routes, and therefore, influence the experimental yields. A wide range of directing groups experimentally used are examined by the density functional theory (DFT) method in this work, providing theoretical guidance for screening compatible reactants. PMID:26108375

  1. Synthesis and Structure of Corona[6](het)arenes Containing Mixed Bridge Units.

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    Fu, Zhan-Da; Guo, Qing-Hui; Zhao, Liang; Wang, De-Xian; Wang, Mei-Xiang

    2016-06-01

    A one-pot nucleophilic aromatic substitution reaction of 3,6-dichlorotetrazine with various diphenols and dibenzenethiols produced corona[4]arene[2]tetrazines that contain mixed oxygen, sulfide, methylene, and sulfone linkages. Macrocyclic ring transformations employing an inverse-electron-demand Diels-Alder reaction of tetrazine moieties with enamines and the subsequent sulfide oxidation reaction afforded diverse corona[4]arene[2]pyridazines. The acquired corona[6]arenes adopted three types of conformational structures in the crystalline state. PMID:27182609

  2. Iridium/N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed C–H borylation of arenes by diisopropylaminoborane

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    Igarashi, Takuya

    2016-01-01

    Summary Catalytic C–H borylation of arenes has been widely used in organic synthesis because it allows the introduction of a versatile boron functionality directly onto simple, unfunctionalized arenes. We report herein the use of diisopropylaminoborane as a boron source in C–H borylation of arenes. An iridium(I) complex with 1,3-dicyclohexylimidazol-2-ylidene is found to efficiently catalyze the borylation of arenes and heteroarenes. The resulting aminoborylated products can be converted to the corresponding boronic acid derivatives simply by treatment with suitable diols or diamines. PMID:27340457

  3. [Accumulation of polycyclic arenes in Baltic Sea algae].

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    Veldre, I A; Itra, A R; Paal'me, L P; Kukk, Kh A

    1985-01-01

    The paper presents data on the level of benzo(a)pyrene (BP) and some other polycyclic arenes in alga and phanerogam specimens from different gulfs of the Baltic Sea. Algae were shown to absorb BP from sea water. The mean concentration of BP in sea water was under 0.004 microgram/1, while in algae it ranged 0.1-21.2 micrograms/kg dry weight. Algae accumulate BP to a higher degree than phanerogams. The highest concentrations of BP were found in algae Enteromorpha while the lowest ones in Furcellaria. In annual green algae, BP level was higher in autumn, i. e. at the end of vegetation period, than in spring. Brown algae Fucus vesiculosus is recommended for monitoring polycyclic arene pollution in the area from Vormsi Island to Käsmu and green algae Cladophora or Enteromorpha in the eastern part of the Finnish Gulf. PMID:4060672

  4. Iron-catalyzed electrochemical C-H perfluoroalkylation of arenes.

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    Khrizanforov, Mikhail; Strekalova, Sofia; Khrizanforova, Vera; Grinenko, Valeriya; Kholin, Kirill; Kadirov, Marsil; Burganov, Timur; Gubaidullin, Aidar; Gryaznova, Tatyana; Sinyashin, Oleg; Xu, Long; Vicic, David A; Budnikova, Yulia

    2015-12-01

    A new iron-catalyzed reaction for the coupling of perfluoroalkyl iodides (RFI) with aromatic substrates is described. The perfluoroalkylated arene products are obtained in good to excellent yields in the presence of a [(bpy)Fe(ii)] catalyst (10%) electrochemically regenerated or generated from [(bpy)Fe(iii)] at room temperature. The development, scope, and preliminary mechanistic studies of these transformations are reported. PMID:26459803

  5. Calix[4]arene Based Single-Molecule Magnets

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    Karotsis, Georgios; Teat, Simon J.; Wernsdorfer, Wolfgang; Piligkos, Stergios; Dalgarno, Scott J.; Brechin, Euan K.

    2009-06-04

    Single-molecule magnets (SMMs) have been the subject of much interest in recent years because their molecular nature and inherent physical properties allow the crossover between classical and quantum physics to be observed. The macroscopic observation of quantum phenomena - tunneling between different spin states, quantum interference between tunnel paths - not only allows scientists to study quantum mechanical laws in great detail, but also provides model systems with which to investigate the possible implementation of spin-based solid state qubits and molecular spintronics. The isolation of small, simple SMMs is therefore an exciting prospect. To date almost all SMMs have been made via the self-assembly of 3d metal ions in the presence of bridging/chelating organic ligands. However, very recently an exciting new class of SMMs, based on 3d metal clusters (or single lanthanide ions) housed within polyoxometalates, has appeared. These types of molecule, in which the SMM is completely encapsulated within (or shrouded by) a 'protective' organic or inorganic sheath have much potential for design and manipulation: for example, for the removal of unwanted dipolar interactions, the introduction of redox activity, or to simply aid functionalization for surface grafting. Calix[4]arenes are cyclic (typically bowl-shaped) polyphenols that have been used extensively in the formation of versatile self-assembled supramolecular structures. Although many have been reported, p-{sup t}But-calix[4]arene and calix[4]arene (TBC4 and C4 respectively, Figure 1A) are frequently encountered due to (a) synthetic accessibility, and (b) vast potential for alteration at either the upper or lower rim of the macrocyclic framework. Within the field of supramolecular chemistry, TBC4 is well known for interesting polymorphic behavior and phase transformations within anti-parallel bi-layer arrays, while C4 often forms self-included trimers. The polyphenolic nature of calix[n]arenes (where n = 4

  6. Tuning reactivity and site selectivity of simple arenes in C-H activation: ortho-arylation of anisoles via arene-metal π-complexation.

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    Ricci, Paolo; Krämer, Katrina; Larrosa, Igor

    2014-12-31

    Current approaches to achieve site selectivity in the C-H activation of arenes involve the use of directing groups or highly electron-poor arenes. In contrast, simple arenes, such as anisole, are characterized by poor reactivity and selectivity. We report that π-complexation to a Cr(CO)3 unit enhances the reactivity of anisoles providing an unprecedented ortho-selective arylation. This mild methodology can be used for the late stage functionalization of bioactive compounds containing the anisole motif, allowing the construction of novel organic scaffolds with few synthetic steps. PMID:25510851

  7. Cellular delivery of pyrenyl-arene ruthenium complexes by a water-soluble arene ruthenium metalla-cage.

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    Furrer, Mona Anca; Schmitt, Frédéric; Wiederkehr, Michaël; Juillerat-Jeanneret, Lucienne; Therrien, Bruno

    2012-06-28

    Three pyrenyl-arene ruthenium complexes (M(1)-M(3)) of the general formula [Ru(η(6)-arene-pyrenyl)Cl(2)(pta)] (pta = 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane) have been synthesised and characterised. Prior to the coordination to ruthenium, pyrene was connected to the arene ligand via an alkane chain containing different functional groups: ester (L(1)), ether (L(2)) and amide (L(3)), respectively. Furthermore, the pyrenyl moieties of the M(n) complexes were encapsulated within the hydrophobic cavity of the water soluble metalla-cage, [Ru(6)(η(6)-p-cymene)(6)(tpt)(2)(donq)(3)](6+) (tpt = 2,4,6-tri-(pyridin-4-yl)-1,3,5-triazine; donq = 5,8-dioxydo-1,4-naphthoquinonato), while the arene ruthenium end was pointing out of the cage, thus giving rise to the corresponding host-guest systems [M(n)⊂Ru(6)(η(6)-p-cymene)(6)(tpt)(2)(donq)(3)](6+) ([M(n)⊂cage](6+)). The antitumor activity of the pyrenyl-arene ruthenium complexes (M(n)) and the corresponding host-guest systems [M(n)⊂cage][CF(3)SO(3)](6) were evaluated in vitro in different types of human cancer cell lines (A549, A2780, A2780cisR, Me300 and HeLa). Complex M(2), which contains an ether group within the alkane chain, demonstrated at least a 10 times higher cytotoxicity than the reference compound [Ru(η(6)-p-cymene)Cl(2)(pta)] (RAPTA-C). All host-guest systems [M(n)⊂cage](6+) showed good anticancer activity with IC(50) values ranging from 2 to 8 μM after 72 h exposure. The fluorescence of the pyrenyl moiety allowed the monitoring of the cellular uptake and revealed an increase of uptake by a factor two of the M(2) complex when encapsulated in the metalla-cage [Ru(6)(η(6)-p-cymene)(6)(tpt)(2)(donq)(3)](6+). PMID:22506276

  8. Spectroscopic investigation of the interaction of water-soluble azocalix[4]arenes with bovine serum albumin.

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    Fan, Ping; Wan, Lu; Shang, Yunshan; Wang, Jun; Liu, Yulong; Sun, Xiaoyu; Chen, Chen

    2015-02-01

    In this work, three hydrosoluble azocalix[4]arene derivatives, 5-(o-methylphenylazo)-25,26,27-tris(carboxymethoxy)-28-hydroxycalix[4]arene (o-MAC-Calix), 5-(m-methylphenylazo)-25,26,27-tris(carboxymethoxy)-28-hydroxycalix[4]arene (m-MAC-Calix) and 5-(p-methylphenylazo)-25,26,27-tris(carboxymethoxy)-28-hydroxycalix[4]arene (p-MAC-Calix) were synthesized. Their structures were characterized by infrared spectrum (IR), nuclear magnetic resonance spectrum (1H NMR and 13C NMR) and mass spectrum (MS). The interactions between these compounds and bovine serum albumin (BSA) were studied by fluorescence spectroscopy, UV-vis spectrophotometry and circular dichroic spectroscopy. According to experimental results, three azocalix[4]arene derivatives can efficiently bind to BSA molecules and the o-MAC-Calix displays more efficient interactions with BSA molecules than m-MAC-Calix and p-MAC-Calix. Molecular docking showed that the o-MAC-Calix was embedded in the hydrophobic cavity of helical structure of BSA molecular and the tryptophan (Trp) residue of BSA molecular had strong interaction with o-MAC-Calix. The fluorescence quenching of BSA caused by azocalix[4]arene derivatives is attributed to the static quenching process. In addition, the synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy indicates that these azocalix[4]arene derivatives are more accessible to Trp residues of BSA molecules than the tyrosine (Tyr) residues. The circular dichroic spectroscopy further verified the binding of azocalix[4]arene derivatives and BSA. PMID:25549320

  9. Glued Langmuir-Blodgett bilayers from calix[n]arenes: Influence of calix[n]arene size on ionic cross-linking, film thickness, and permeation selectivity

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    Wang, Minghui; Janout, Vaclav; Regen, Steven L.

    2010-07-12

    A homologous series of calix[4]arene-, calix[5]arene- and calix[6]arene-based surfactants, containing pendant trimethylammonium and n-hexadecyl groups, have been compared with respect to their ability (i) to undergo ionic crosslinking at the air/water interface, (ii) to incorporate poly(4-styrenesulfonate) (PSS) in Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) bilayers, and (iii) to act as barriers towards He, N2 and CO2 when assembled into crosslinked LB bilayers. As these calix[n]arenes increase in size, their ability to undergo ionic crosslinking has been found to increase, the thickness of corresponding glued LB bilayers has been found to decrease, and their barrier properties and permeation selectivities have been found to increase. Inmore » conclusion, the likely origin for these effects and the probable mechanism by which He, N2 and CO2 cross these ultrathin films are discussed.« less

  10. C-F Activation in Perfluorinated Arenes with Isonitriles under UV-Light Irradiation.

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    Dewanji, Abhishek; Mück-Lichtenfeld, Christian; Bergander, Klaus; Daniliuc, Constantin G; Studer, Armido

    2015-08-24

    Due to the great value of fluorinated arenes in agrochemistry, medicinal chemistry and materials science, development of methods for preparation of fluorinated arenes is of high importance. They can be either accessed by arene fluorination or by partial arene defluorination. However, the carbon-fluorine bond belongs to the strongest σ-bonds, which renders C-F activation highly challenging. Here it is shown that aryl and alkyl isonitriles efficiently activate the strong C-F bond in perfluoroarenes by simple UV irradiation under mild conditions. Reactions proceed by formal direct insertion of the isonitrile into the C-F bond without any transition metal. Activation occurs at arene C-F bonds whereas aliphatic C-F bonds remain unreacted. For selected perfluoroarenes C-F activation occurs with high regioselectivity and resulting imidoyl fluorides are transformed into other valuable compounds. Theoretical studies give insights into the reaction mechanism. PMID:26189958

  11. para-Sulphonato-calix[n]arenes as selective activators for the passage of molecules across the Caco-2 model intestinal membrane.

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    Roka, Eszter; Vecsernyes, Miklos; Bacskay, Ildiko; Félix, Caroline; Rhimi, Moez; Coleman, Anthony W; Perret, Florent

    2015-06-01

    The passage of Lucifer Yellow across the Caco-2 intestinal model membrane has been studied for the para-sulphonato-calix[n]arenes, the results show that para-sulphonato-calix[4]arene and para-sulphonato-calix[8]arene activate membrane passage when used simultaneously with a transport probe, Lucifer Yellow, whereas para-sulphonato-calix[6]arene has no effect. PMID:25958962

  12. Visible-light-initiated difluoromethylation of arene diazonium tetrafluoroborates.

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    Wu, Ye-Bin; Lu, Guo-Ping; Zhou, Bao-Jing; Bu, Mei-Jie; Wan, Li; Cai, Chun

    2016-05-21

    A mild and efficient method for the radical addition of α-aryl-β,β-difluoroenol silyl with arene diazonium tetrafluoroborates at room temperature has been disclosed, which involves an innate radical long chain cycle, so only a small amount (0.05 mol%) of photocatalyst and a short light exposure time are required as radical initiators. A proposed mechanism for the transformation is also illustrated based on the results of control experiments and quantum calculations. A variety of α-aryl-α,α-difluoroketones were formed in moderate to high yields, and can be easily further transformed into various difluoromethylarenes under basic conditions. PMID:27055723

  13. Mixed-Monolayer-Protected Au25 Clusters with Bulky Calix[4]arene Functionalities.

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    Hassinen, Jukka; Pulkkinen, Petri; Kalenius, Elina; Pradeep, Thalappil; Tenhu, Heikki; Häkkinen, Hannu; Ras, Robin H A

    2014-02-01

    Although various complex, bulky ligands have been used to functionalize plasmonic gold nanoparticles, introducing them to small, atomically precise gold clusters is not trivial. Here, we demonstrate a simple one-pot procedure to synthesize fluorescent magic number Au25 clusters carrying controlled amounts of bulky calix[4]arene functionalities. These clusters are obtained from a synthesis feed containing binary mixtures of tetrathiolated calix[4]arene and 1-butanethiol. By systematic variation of the molar ratio of ligands, clusters carrying one to eight calixarene moieties were obtained. Structural characterization reveals unexpected binding of the calix[4]arenes to the Au25 cluster surface with two or four thiolates per moiety. PMID:26276613

  14. Immobilization of [60]fullerene on silicon surfaces through a calix[8]arene layer

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    Busolo, Filippo; Silvestrini, Simone; Maggini, Michele; Armelao, Lidia

    2013-10-28

    In this work, we report the functionalization of flat Si(100) surfaces with a calix[8]arene derivative through a thermal hydrosilylation process, followed by docking with [60]fullerene. Chemical grafting of calix[8]arene on silicon substrates was evaluated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, whereas host-guest immobilization of fullerene was demonstrated by atomic force microscopy and sessile drop water contact angle measurements. Surface topographical variations, modelled on the basis of calix[8]arene and [60]fullerene geometrical parameters, are consistent with the observed morphological features relative to surface functionalization and to non-covalent immobilization of [60]fullerene.

  15. Gas Concentration Mapping of Arenal Volcano Using AVEMS

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    Diaz, J. Andres; Arkin, C. Richard; Griffin, Timothy P.; Conejo, Elian; Heinrich, Kristel; Soto, Carlomagno

    2005-01-01

    The Airborne Volcanic Emissions Mass Spectrometer (AVEMS) System developed by NASA-Kennedy Space Center and deployed in collaboration with the National Center for Advanced Technology (CENAT) and the University of Costa Rica was used for mapping the volcanic plume of Arenal Volcano, the most active volcano in Costa Rica. The measurements were conducted as part of the second CARTA (Costa Rica Airborne Research and Technology Application) mission conducted in March 2005. The CARTA 2005 mission, involving multiple sensors and agencies, consisted of three different planes collecting data over all of Costa Rica. The WB-57F from NASA collected ground data with a digital camera, an analog photogrametric camera (RC-30), a multispectral scanner (MASTER) and a hyperspectral sensor (HYMAP). The second aircraft, a King Air 200 from DoE, mounted with a LIDAR based instrument, targeted topography mapping and forest density measurements. A smaller third aircraft, a Navajo from Costa Rica, integrated with the AVEMS instrument and designed for real-time measurements of air pollutants from both natural and anthropogenic sources, was flown over the volcanoes. The improved AVEMS system is designed for deployment via aircraft, car or hand-transport. The 85 pound system employs a 200 Da quadrupole mass analyzer, has a volume of 92,000 cubic cm, requires 350 W of power at steady state, can operate up to an altitude of 41,000 feet above sea level (-65 C; 50 torr). The system uses on-board gas bottles on-site calibration and is capable of monitoring and quantifying up to 16 gases simultaneously. The in-situ gas data in this work, consisting of helium, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and acetone, was acquired in conjunction of GPS data which was plotted with the ground imagery, topography and remote sensing data collected by the other instruments, allowing the 3 dimensional visualization of the volcanic plume at Arenal Volcano. The modeling of possible scenarios of Arenal s activity and its

  16. Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatments Aren't One-Size-Fits-All

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    ... Bowel Syndrome Treatments Aren't One-Size-Fits-All Share Tweet Linkedin Pin it More sharing options ... the United States. No one remedy works for all patients, so there’s a great medical need to ...

  17. Study: Ex-NFL Players Aren't At Greater Risk for Suicide

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    ... 2016 WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Professional football players aren't at greater risk of suicide ... suicide death rate for 3,439 retired National Football League players who played for at least five ...

  18. Arene-metal π-complexation as a traceless reactivity enhancer for C-H arylation.

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    Ricci, Paolo; Krämer, Katrina; Cambeiro, Xacobe C; Larrosa, Igor

    2013-09-11

    Current approaches to facilitate C-H arylation of arenes involve the use of either strongly electron-withdrawing substituents or directing groups. Both approaches require structural modification of the arene, limiting their generality. We present a new approach where C-H arylation is made possible without altering the connectivity of the arene via π-complexation of a Cr(CO)3 unit, greatly enhancing the reactivity of the aromatic C-H bonds. We apply this approach to monofluorobenzenes, highly unreactive arenes, which upon complexation become nearly as reactive as pentafluorobenzene itself in their couplings with iodoarenes. DFT calculations indicate that C-H activation via a concerted metalation-deprotonation transition state is facilitated by the predisposition of C-H bonds in (Ar-H)Cr(CO)3 to bend out of the aromatic plane. PMID:23962336

  19. A General Method for Copper-Catalyzed Arene Cross-Dimerization

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    Do, Hien-Quang; Daugulis, Olafs

    2011-01-01

    A general method for a highly regioselective, copper-catalyzed cross-coupling of two aromatic compounds by using iodine oxidant has been developed. The reactions involve an initial iodination of one arene followed by arylation of the most acidic C-H bond of the other coupling component. Cross-coupling of electron-rich arenes, electron-poor arenes, five- and six-membered heterocycles is possible in many combinations. Typically, 1/1.5 to 1/3 ratio of coupling components is used in contrast to existing methodology that often employs a large excess of one of the arenes. Common functionalities such as ester, ketone, aldehyde, ether, nitrile, nitro, and amine are well-tolerated. PMID:21823581

  20. Functionalized O6-Corona[6]arenes: Synthesis, Structure, and Fullerene Complexation Property.

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    Ren, Wen-Sheng; Zhao, Liang; Wang, Mei-Xiang

    2016-07-01

    The synthesis, structure, and fullerene complexation property of novel and functionalized On-corona[n]arenes were reported. Based on the fragment coupling strategy, ester-containing On-corona[n]arenes (n = 6, 8) were obtained readily starting from 1,4-hydroquinone and diethyl 2,5-difluoroterephthalate. Reduction of esters with LiAlH4 produced almost quantitatively hydroxymethylated On-corona[n]arenes, which underwent etherification with MeI to afford methoxymethyl-substituted On-corona[n]arenes (n = 6, 8) in good yields. The macrocycles adopt unique corona-type conformation with a large cylindroid cavity. They are strong macrocyclic host molecules to form 1:1 complexes with fullerenes C60 and C70 in toluene with an associate constant up to (1.59 ± 0.04) × 10(5) M(-1). PMID:27324274

  1. Manganese-Mediated C-H Alkylation of Unbiased Arenes Using Alkylboronic Acids.

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    Castro, Susana; Fernández, Juan J; Fañanás, Francisco J; Vicente, Rubén; Rodríguez, Félix

    2016-06-27

    The alkylation of arenes is an essential synthetic step of interest not only from the academic point of view but also in the bulk chemical industry. Despite its limitations, the Friedel-Crafts reaction is still the method of choice for most of the arene alkylation processes. Thus, the development of new strategies to synthesize alkyl arenes is a highly desirable goal, and herein, we present an alternative method to those conventional reactions. Particularly, a simple protocol for the direct C-H alkylation of unbiased arenes with alkylboronic acids in the presence of Mn(OAc)3 ⋅2H2 O is reported. Primary or secondary unactivated alkylboronic acids served as alkylating agents for the direct functionalization of representative polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) or benzene. The results are consistent with a free-radical mechanism. PMID:27124250

  2. Synthesis and Characterization of Mesoporous Silica Functionalized with Calix[4]arene Derivatives

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    Alahmadi, Sana M.; Mohamad, Sharifah; Maah, Mohd Jamil

    2012-01-01

    This work reports a new method to covalently attach calix[4]arene derivatives onto MCM-41, using a diisocyanate as a linker. The modified mesoporous silicates were characterized by fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), thermal analysis (TGA) and elemental analysis. The FTIR spectra and TGA analysis verified that the calix[4]arene derivates are covalently attached to the mesoporous silica. The preservation of the MCM-41 channel system was checked by X-ray diffraction and nitrogen adsorption analysis. PMID:23202977

  3. Pillar-Shaped Macrocyclic Hosts Pillar[n]arenes: New Key Players for Supramolecular Chemistry.

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    Ogoshi, Tomoki; Yamagishi, Tada-Aki; Nakamoto, Yoshiaki

    2016-07-27

    In 2008, we reported a new class of pillar-shaped macrocyclic hosts, known as "pillar[n]arenes". Today, pillar[n]arenes are recognized as key players in supramolecular chemistry because of their facile synthesis, unique pillar shape, versatile functionality, interesting host-guest properties, and original supramolecular assembly characteristics, which have resulted in numerous electrochemical and biomedical material applications. In this Review, we have provided historical background to macrocyclic chemistry, followed by a detailed discussion of the fundamental properties of pillar[n]arenes, including their synthesis, structure, and host-guest properties. Furthermore, we have discussed the applications of pillar[n]arenes to materials science, as well as their applications in supramolecular chemistry, in terms of their fundamental properties. Finally, we have described the future perspectives of pillar[n]arene chemistry. We hope that this Review will provide a useful reference for researchers working in the field and inspire discoveries concerning pillar[n]arene chemistry. PMID:27337002

  4. Rhodium(III)-Catalyzed Mild Alkylation of (Hetero)Arenes with Cyclopropanols via C-H Activation and Ring Opening.

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    Zhou, Xukai; Yu, Songjie; Qi, Zisong; Kong, Lingheng; Li, Xingwei

    2016-06-01

    The rhodium(III)-catalyzed regioselective alkylation of (hetero)arenes using cyclopropanols as a reactive and efficient coupling partner under oxidative conditions has been developed. This coupling occurred at room temperature via C-H activation of arenes and C-C cleavage of cyclopropanols. Various types of (hetero)arenes (indolines, carbazole, tetrahydrocarbazole, pyrrole, thiophene, etc.) were all successfully reacted under the present conditions. This protocol provides the facile and efficient construction of C7-alkylated indoline scaffolds. PMID:27166521

  5. A route for lignin and bio-oil conversion: dehydroxylation of phenols into arenes by catalytic tandem reactions.

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    Wang, Xingyu; Rinaldi, Roberto

    2013-10-25

    Finding a workaround: The conversion of lignin into low-boiling-point arenes instead of high-boiling-point phenols could greatly facilitate conventional refinery processes. A new procedure for the depolymerization of lignin and simultaneous conversion phenols into arenes is described. The method can also be rendered as a fundamental finding for the upgrade of bio-oils to arenes under mild conditions. PMID:24030931

  6. X-ray guided 1H NMR analysis of pinched cone calix[4]arenes

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    Rashatasakhon, Paitoon; Jaiyu, Arisa; Rojanathanes, Rojrit; Muangsin, Nongnuj; Chaichit, Narongsak; Sukwattanasinitt, Mongkol

    2010-01-01

    The analysis of structural parameters of azobenzene- and stilbene-bridged calix[4]arene obtained from AM1 calculation are in good agreement with those obtained from X-ray crystallography. The bridge longer than 9.0 Å such as p,p- trans-azobenzene and p,p- trans-stilbene cannot be constructed over the narrow rim of calix[4]arene through two ethylene oxide linkers. The m,m-stilbene bridge is the most promising photo switch because its shorter cis stereoisomer (5.85 Å) allows calix[4]arene to assume the perfect cone conformation, whilst its longer trans stereoisomer (8.00 Å) forces calix[4]arene to adapt a pinched cone conformation. The pinched cone conformation has longer distances between the neighbouring phenoxyl groups causing the weaker intramolecular hydrogen bonding and the upfield shifts of the phenolic proton signals to below 7.00 ppm. This upfield shift is useful for quick identification of pinched cone conformation of new calix[4]arene compounds.

  7. Recent advances in pillar[n]arenes: synthesis and applications based on host-guest interactions.

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    Yang, Kui; Pei, Yuxin; Wen, Jia; Pei, Zhichao

    2016-07-19

    Pillar[n]arenes (n = 5-15) are a novel class of macrocyclic molecules with hydroquinone as the repeating unit linked by methylene bridges at para-positions. Introduced by T. Ogoshi for the first time in 2008, pillararenes have attracted increasing interest and have been widely studied during the last eight years, due to their unique structural advantages as host molecules, such as symmetrical rigid architecture, electron-rich cavities and facile functional modification. In this review, we first describe the syntheses of pillar[n]arenes including cyclooligomerization of pillar[n]arenes and modification of pillar[n]arenes after cyclooligomerization, summarising almost twenty different kinds of guest motifs and dividing them into three types: cationic, neutral and anionic motifs. The main section of this review examines the applications of pillar[n]arenes based on the host-guest interactions in different research fields, including biology, materials science and environmental science. Finally, future research directions and potential for novel applications are discussed. PMID:27332040

  8. Catalysis alkene and arene hydrogenation by thermally activated silica

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    Rajagopal, V.; Guthrie, R.D.; Davis, B.H.

    1995-12-31

    Bittner, Bockrath and Solar have reported that thermal activation of fumed silica at 320{degrees}C under argon flow introduces catalytic activity for the reactions H{sub 2} + D{sub 2} {yields} 2 HD and D{sub 2} + CH{sub 2}=CH{sub 2} {yields} CH{sub 2}DCH{sub 2}D {yields} CD{sub 3}CD{sub 3}. Using the Bittner catalyst in a glass-walled, tube reactor we hydrogenate bulk samples of alkenes and arenes using D{sub 2} at pressures of 10-14 MPa and >300{degrees}C. Activation is required. Compounds hydrogenated include, stilbene, nonene, anthracene and diphenylacetylene. The aromatic rings of naphthalene, biphenyl and bibenzyl are partially hydrogenated on prolonged treatment at 350{degrees}C. At threshold temperature for the hydrogenation of diphenylacetylene, the less-stable cis-stilbene is formed faster than it proceeds to the predominantly transequilibrium mixture. Surface OH groups on the silica undergo complete equilibration to OD under our reaction conditions. However, only a barely-measurable trace of D-atom addition occurs when D{sub 2}-equilibrated silica is heated with stilbene after D{sub 2} removal.

  9. Phenyl shifts in substituted arenes via ipso arenium ions.

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    Ajaz, Aida; McLaughlin, Erin C; Skraba, Sarah L; Thamatam, Rajesh; Johnson, Richard P

    2012-11-01

    The isomerization of substituted arenes through ipso arenium ions is an important and general molecular rearrangement that leads to interconversions of constitutional isomers. We show here that the superacid trifluoromethanesulfonic acid (TfOH), ca. 1 M in dichloroethane (DCE), provides reliable catalytic reaction conditions for these rearrangements, easily applied at ambient temperature, reflux (84 °C), or in a microwave reactor for higher temperatures. Interconversion of terphenyl isomers in TfOH/DCE at 84 °C gives an ortho/meta/para equilibrium ratio of 0:65:35, nearly identical to values reported earlier by Olah with catalysis by AlCl(3). For the three triphenylbenzenes, TfOH-catalyzed equilibration strongly (>95%) favors the 1,3,5-triphenyl isomer. Equilibration of the three possible tetraphenylbenzenes gives a 61:39 mixture of the 1,2,3,5- and 1,2,4,5-substituted isomers. Under the reaction conditions explored, none of these structures undergoes significant Scholl cyclization. DFT calculations with inclusion of solvation support a mechanistic scheme in which all of the phenyl migrations occur among a series of ipso arenium ions. In every case studied, the preferred isomers at equilibrium are those that yield highly stable cations by the most exothermic, hence least reversible 1,2-H shift. PMID:23061916

  10. Trifluoromethylation of arenes and heteroarenes by means of photoredox catalysis

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    Nagib, David A.; MacMillan, David W. C.

    2012-01-01

    Modern drug discovery relies on the continual development of synthetic methodology to address the many challenges associated with the design of new pharmaceutical agents1. One such challenge arises from the enzymatic metabolism of drugs in vivo by cytochrome P450 oxidases, which use single-electron oxidative mechanisms to rapidly modify small molecules to facilitate their excretion2. A commonly used synthetic strategy to protect against in vivo metabolism involves the incorporation of electron-withdrawing functionality, such as the trifluoromethyl (CF3) group, into drug candidates3. The CF3 group enjoys a privileged role in the realm of medicinal chemistry because its incorporation into small molecules often enhances efficacy by promoting electrostatic interactions with targets, improving cellular membrane permeability, and increasing robustness towards oxidative metabolism of the drug4–6. Although common pharmacophores often bear CF3 motifs in an aromatic system, access to such analogues typically requires the incorporation of the CF3 group, or a surrogate moiety, at the start of a multi-step synthetic sequence. Here we report a mild, operationally simple strategy for the direct trifluoromethylation of unactivated arenes and heteroarenes through a radical-mediated mechanism using commercial photocatalysts and a household light bulb. We demonstrate the broad utility of this transformation through addition of CF3 to a number of heteroaromatic and aromatic systems. The benefit to medicinal chemistry and applicability to late-stage drug development is also shown through examples of the direct trifluoromethylation of widely prescribed pharmaceutical agents. PMID:22158245

  11. Investigations into Transition Metal Catalyzed Arene Trifluoromethylation Reactions

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    Ye, Yingda; Sanford, Melanie S.

    2015-01-01

    Trifluoromethyl-substituted arenes and heteroarenes are widely prevalent in pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. As a result, the development of practical methods for the formation of aryl–CF3 bonds has become an active field of research. Over the past five years, transition metal catalyzed cross-coupling between aryl–X (X = halide, organometallic, or H) and various “CF3” reagents has emerged as a particularly exciting approach for generating aryl–CF3 bonds. Despite many recent advances in this area, current methods generally suffer from limitations such as poor generality, harsh reaction conditions, the requirement for stoichiometric quantities of metals, and/or the use of costly CF3 sources. This Account describes our recent efforts to address some of these challenges by: (1) developing aryl trifluoromethylation reactions involving high oxidation state Pd intermediates, (2) exploiting AgCF3 for C–H trifluoromethylation, and (3) achieving Cu-catalyzed trifluoromethylation with photogenerated CF3•. PMID:25838638

  12. Spectroscopic investigations of ADMA encapsulated in pyrogallol[4]arene nanocapsules.

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    Bassil, Daniel B; Dalgarno, Scott J; Cave, Gareth W V; Atwood, Jerry L; Tucker, Sheryl A

    2007-08-01

    Pyrogallol[4]arenes form stable hydrogen-bonded nanocapsules that have unique properties that may make them suitable for diverse applications, such as catalysts and molecular transporters. Little is known about the behavior of the interior of these new materials in solution, and by using the solvent-dependent properties of 1-(9-anthryl)-3-(4-dimethylaniline) propane (ADMA), the inner phase properties of the hexamers are investigated. Steady-state and dynamic spectrofluorometric results are in agreement, are consistent with solid-state studies, and indicate that the majority of ADMA is sequestered in an extended conformation with the crystallization solvent. The conformational flexibility of ADMA is attributed to lower capsule occupancies ( approximately 50%, i.e., 1 molecule per 2 capsules, one occupied and one empty) relative to our previous study with pyrene butyric acid (occupancy of 150%, i.e., 1.5 molecules per capsule) in which the probe was restricted within a nanocapsule. The nature of the encapsulated ADMA complexes are found to change with time, as there is either fluorophore leaching from the capsule or endo-exo-capsule solvent exchange. However, the choice of crystallizing solvent (ethyl acetate or acetonitrile) and PgC(n) alkyl tail (C(6) or C(10)) does not influence experimental outcomes. These research findings give a better understanding of the encapsulation versatility of these unique supramolecular assemblies and the protective nanopockets that can exist for guest molecules. PMID:17602580

  13. Multipoint molecular recognition within a calix[6]arene funnel complex

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    Coquière, David; de la Lande, Aurélien; Martí, Sergio; Parisel, Olivier; Prangé, Thierry; Reinaud, Olivia

    2009-01-01

    A multipoint recognition system based on a calix[6]arene is described. The calixarene core is decorated on alternating aromatic subunits by 3 imidazole arms at the small rim and 3 aniline groups at the large rim. This substitution pattern projects the aniline nitrogens toward each other when Zn(II) binds at the Tris-imidazole site or when a proton binds at an aniline. The XRD structure of the monoprotonated complex having an acetonitrile molecule bound to Zn(II) in the cavity revealed a constrained geometry at the metal center reminiscent of an entatic state. Computer modeling suggests that the aniline groups behave as a tritopic monobasic site in which only 1 aniline unit is protonated and interacts with the other 2 through strong hydrogen bonding. The metal complex selectively binds a monoprotonated diamine vs. a monoamine through multipoint recognition: coordination to the metal ion at the small rim, hydrogen bonding to the calix-oxygen core, CH/π interaction within the cavity's aromatic walls, and H-bonding to the anilines at the large rim. PMID:19237564

  14. Access to Electron-Rich Arene-Fused Hexahydroquinolizinones via A Gold Catalysis-Triggered Cascade Process

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    Liu, Lianzhu; Zhang, Liming

    2012-01-01

    Golden Cascade? Using a tethered, electron-rich arene as the internal nucleophile, a gold catalyzed amide cyclization to an alkyne serves as the trigger of a cascade process that ends with a Ferrier rearrangement. Electron-rich arene-fused hexahydroqinolizin-2-ones are formed in good yields and can be converted into indole alkaloids in short orders. PMID:22692916

  15. Improvement of catalytic activity of lipase in the presence of calix[4]arene valeric acid or hydrazine derivative.

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    Akoz, Enise; Sayin, Serkan; Kaplan, Selcuk; Yilmaz, Mustafa

    2015-03-01

    Sol-gel encapsulation is a simple but powerful method to enhance the enantioselectivity of lipase-catalyzed transformations in an isooctane/aqueous buffer solution. Candida rugosa lipase was encapsulated according to a sol-gel procedure in the presence and absence of calix[4]arene hydrazine or carboxylic acid derivatives with Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles as an additive. The activity of the encapsulated lipases was evaluated for the enantioselective hydrolysis of racemic Naproxen methyl ester and the hydrolysis of p-Nitrophenylpalmitate. The results indicate that the encapsulated lipase without calix[4]arene derivative has lower conversion and enantioselectivity compared to the encapsulated lipase with calix[4]arene derivative. It was found that the calix[4]arene hydrazine and carboxylic acid-based encapsulated lipases have excellent activity and enantioselectivity (E >300) compared to encapsulated lipase without the calix[4]arene derivatives. PMID:25326059

  16. The synthesis, lipophilicity and cytotoxic effects of new ruthenium(II) arene complexes with chromone derivatives.

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    Pastuszko, Adam; Majchrzak, Kinga; Czyz, Malgorzata; Kupcewicz, Bogumiła; Budzisz, Elzbieta

    2016-06-01

    A series of arene ruthenium(II) complexes with the general formula [(η(6)-arene)Ru(L)X2] (where arene=p-cymene, benzene, hexamethylbenzene or mesitylene, L=aminoflavone or aminochromone derivatives and X=Cl, I) were synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, MS, IR and (1)H NMR spectroscopy. The stability of the selected complexes was assessed by UV-Vis spectroscopy in 24-hour period. The lipophilicity of the synthesized complexes was determined by the shake-flask method, and their cytotoxicity evaluated in vitro on patient-derived melanoma populations. The most active complexes against melanoma cells contain 7-aminoflavone and 6-aminoflavone as a ligand. The relationship between the cytotoxicity of all the obtained compounds and their logP values was determined and briefly analyzed with two different patterns observed. PMID:26986980

  17. Silver(I)-Catalyzed Iodination of Arenes: Tuning the Lewis Acidity of N-Iodosuccinimide Activation.

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    Racys, Daugirdas T; Sharif, Salaheddin A I; Pimlott, Sally L; Sutherland, Andrew

    2016-02-01

    A mild and rapid method for the iodination of arenes that utilizes silver(I) triflimide as a catalyst for activation of N-iodosuccinimide has been developed. The transformation was found to be general for a wide range of anisole, aniline, acetanilide, and phenol derivatives and allowed the late-stage iodination of biologically active compounds such as PIMBA, a SPECT imaging agent of breast cancer, and (-)-IBZM, a dopamine D2 receptor antagonist. The method was also modified for the radioiodination of arenes using a one-pot procedure involving the in situ generation of [(125)I]-N-iodosuccinimide followed by the silver(I)-catalyzed iodination. PMID:26795534

  18. Double Heteroatom Functionalization of Arenes Using Benzyne Three‐Component Coupling†

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    García‐López, José‐Antonio; Çetin, Meliha

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Arynes participate in three‐component coupling reactions with N, S, P, and Se functionalities to yield 1,2‐heteroatom‐difunctionalized arenes. Using 2‐iodophenyl arylsulfonates as benzyne precursors, we could effectively add magnesiated S‐, Se‐, and N‐nucleophilic components to the strained triple bond. In the same pot, addition of electrophilic N, S, or P reagents and a copper(I) catalyst trapped the intermediate aryl Grignard to produce a variety of 1,2‐difunctionalized arenes. PMID:25580700

  19. Removal of uranyl ions by p-hexasulfonated calyx[6]arene acid

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    Popescu (Hoştuc), Ioana-Carmen; Petru, Filip; Humelnicu, Ionel; Mateescu, Marina; Militaru, Ecaterina; Humelnicu, Doina

    2014-10-01

    Radioactive pollution is a significant threat for the people’s health. Therefore highly effective radioactive decontamination methods are required. Ion exchange, biotechnologies and phytoremediation in constructed wetlands have been used as radioactive decontamination technologies for uranium contaminated soil and water remediation. Recently, beside those classical methods the calix[n]arenic derivatives’ utilization as radioactive decontaminators has jogged attention. The present work aims to present the preliminary research results of uranyl ion sorption studies on the p-hexasulfonated calyx[6]arenic acid. The effect of temperature, contact time, sorbent amount and uranyl concentration variation on sorption efficiency was investigated. Isotherm models revealed that the sorption process fit better Langmuir isotherm.

  20. Palladium-Catalyzed Trifluoromethylation of (Hetero)Arenes with CF3 Br.

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    Natte, Kishore; Jagadeesh, Rajenahally V; He, Lin; Rabeah, Jabor; Chen, Jianbin; Taeschler, Christoph; Ellinger, Stefan; Zaragoza, Florencio; Neumann, Helfried; Brückner, Angelika; Beller, Matthias

    2016-02-18

    The CF3 group is an omnipresent motif found in many pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, catalysts, materials, and industrial chemicals. Despite well-established trifluoromethylation methodologies, the straightforward and selective introduction of such groups into (hetero)arenes using available and less expensive sources is still a major challenge. In this regard, the selective synthesis of various trifluoromethyl-substituted (hetero)arenes by palladium-catalyzed C-H functionalization is herein reported. This novel methodology proceeds under comparably mild reaction conditions with good regio- and chemoselectivity. As examples, trifluoromethylations of biologically important molecules, such as melatonin, theophylline, caffeine, and pentoxifylline, are showcased. PMID:26804330

  1. Crystal structure of a mono-bridged calix[4]arene.

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    Hailu, Shimelis T; Butcher, Ray J; Hudrlik, Paul F; Hudrlik, Anne M

    2015-07-01

    The title compound, 5(2)-[(5-bromo-pent-yl)-oxy]-1(2),1(14),3(5),5(5)-tetra-tert-butyl-1(7),1(8),1(9),1(10)-tetra-hydro-1(6) H,1(16) H-1(4,12)-dibenzo[b,e][1,7]dioxa-cyclo-dodecina-3,5(1,3)-dibenzena-cyclo-hexa-phan-3(2)-ol, C54H73BrO4, was synthesized from the reaction of tert-butyl-calix[4]arene with 1,5-di-bromo-pentane using K2CO3 in CH3CN. The structure consists of a calixarene unit with a five-carbon bridge connecting two proximal phenolic O atoms, and with a bromo-pent-oxy chain on one of the remaining phenolic O atoms. The calixarene unit was found to have a flattened cone conformation with no solvent (or other guest) mol-ecule observed in the cavity. Two of the opposite phenyl rings lean outwards with fold angles of 136.2 (1) and 133.0 (1)° between the rings and the plane of the bridging methyl-ene C atoms, while the other two opposite rings form fold angles of 83.27 (9) and 105.46 (9)°. There is considerable disorder in this mol-ecule. One of the tert-butyl groups is disordered over two conformations with occupancies of 0.527 (5) and 0.473 (5). The bromo-pent-oxy chain is disordered over three configurations with occupancies of 0.418, 0.332 and 0.250. The five-carbon bridge connecting two proximal phenolic O atoms is disordered over two conformations with occupancies of 0.537 (7) and 0.463 (7). PMID:26279864

  2. Crystal structure of a mono-bridged calix[4]arene

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    Hailu, Shimelis T.; Butcher, Ray J.; Hudrlik, Paul F.; Hudrlik, Anne M

    2015-01-01

    The title compound, 52-[(5-bromo­pent­yl)­oxy]-12,114,35,55-tetra-tert-butyl-17,18,19,110-tetra­hydro-16 H,116 H-1(4,12)-dibenzo[b,e][1,7]dioxa­cyclo­dodecina-3,5(1,3)-dibenzena­cyclo­hexa­phan-32-ol, C54H73BrO4, was synthesized from the reaction of tert-butyl­calix[4]arene with 1,5-di­bromo­pentane using K2CO3 in CH3CN. The structure consists of a calixarene unit with a five-carbon bridge connecting two proximal phenolic O atoms, and with a bromo­pent­oxy chain on one of the remaining phenolic O atoms. The calixarene unit was found to have a flattened cone conformation with no solvent (or other guest) mol­ecule observed in the cavity. Two of the opposite phenyl rings lean outwards with fold angles of 136.2 (1) and 133.0 (1)° between the rings and the plane of the bridging methyl­ene C atoms, while the other two opposite rings form fold angles of 83.27 (9) and 105.46 (9)°. There is considerable disorder in this mol­ecule. One of the tert-butyl groups is disordered over two conformations with occupancies of 0.527 (5) and 0.473 (5). The bromo­pent­oxy chain is disordered over three configurations with occupancies of 0.418, 0.332 and 0.250. The five-carbon bridge connecting two proximal phenolic O atoms is disordered over two conformations with occupancies of 0.537 (7) and 0.463 (7). PMID:26279864

  3. Studies of morphological optical and electrical properties of the MEH-PPV/azo-calix[4]arene composite layers

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    Rouis, A.; Davenas, J.; Bonnamour, I.; Ben Ouada, H.

    2015-10-01

    Thin films of poly[2-methoxy-5-(20-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4 phenylenevinylene] (MEH-PPV), 5,17-bis(4-nitrophenylazo)-26,28-dihydroxy-25,27-di(ethoxycarbonylmethoxy)-calix[4]arene (azo-calix[4]arene) and MEH-PPV doped azo-calix[4]arene, with 30 wt% and 70 wt% doping ratios, were prepared from chloroform solution by spin coating technique on quartz and ITO substrates. Morphological and optical properties of the samples were investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and UV-visible spectrophotometry techniques, respectively. Further, the charge carrier transport properties and conduction mechanism of the composite MEH-PPV:azo-calix[4]arene thin films based junction were studied by using current-voltage (I-V) characteristics and dielectric spectroscopy technique. I-V characteristic of ITO/MEH-PPV:azo-calix[4]arene/Al devices showed that the space charge limited conduction (SCLC) dominates in the high voltage region. Moreover, frequency dependence of ac conductivity obeys Jonscher's universal power law. Finally, dielectric constant (ε‧), dielectric loss (ε″) and loss tangent (tan δ) were investigated as function of amount of azo-calix[4]arene in the MEH-PPV polymer matrix.

  4. Pentanuclear lanthanide pyramids based on thiacalix[4]arene ligand exhibiting slow magnetic relaxation.

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    Ge, Jing-Yuan; Ru, Jing; Gao, Feng; Song, You; Zhou, Xin-Hui; Zuo, Jing-Lin

    2015-09-21

    A series of pentanuclear Ln(III) clusters, [Ln5(μ4-OH)(μ3-OH)4(L1)(acac)6] (H4L1 = p-tert-butylthiacalix[4]arene; acac = acetylacetonate; Ln = Dy, Ho, Er) and [Ln5(μ5-OH)(μ3-OH)4(L1)(L2)2(acac)2(CH3OH)2] (H3L2 = 5,11,17,23-tetrakis(1,1-dimethylethyl)-25,26,27-trihydroxy-28-methoxy thiacalix[4]arene; Ln = Dy, Ho, Er), have been synthesized based on the thiacalix[4]arene ligand. All of these complexes feature a square-based pyramid with four triangular Ln3 structural motifs. One μ4-OH group bridges four Ln(III) ions in the basal plane of , while the OH group in complexes adopts the μ5-coordination mode. Our results illuminate the coordination modes of the versatile thiacalix[4]arene ligands and their application to new cluster compounds. The structural and magnetic studies confirm that the molecular symmetries and coordination geometries for lanthanide metal cores have a significant effect on some parameters as single-molecule magnets. Among them, two Dy5 pyramids exhibit distinct slow magnetic relaxation. PMID:26237158

  5. Why Aren?t Lightsabers Real Yet? Get the Lowdown from a Laser Physicist

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    Hunsberger, Maren; Liao, Zhi

    2016-03-22

    The release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" begs the obvious question: Why aren't lightsabers real yet? LLNL science communicator Maren Hunsberger gets the lowdown from laser physicist Zhi Liao in this first installment of "Inside the Lab," a new YouTube series exploring crazy-cool science questions.

  6. Versatile assembly of p-carboxylatocalix[4]arene-O-alkyl ethers

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    Kennedy, Stuart; Teat, Simon J.; Dalgarno, Scott J.

    2009-07-08

    Crystallisation of lower-rim tetra-O-alkylated p-carboxylatocalix[4]arenes from pyridine results in the formation of both bi-layer and pillar type supramolecular motifs. Full alkylation at the calixarene lower rim has significant influence over the supramolecular self-assembly motif, including preclusion of pyridine guest molecules from the calixarene cavity in the solid state.

  7. Oxatub[4]arene: a molecular "transformer" capable of hosting a wide range of organic cations.

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    Jia, Fei; Wang, Hao-Yi; Li, Dong-Hao; Yang, Liu-Pan; Jiang, Wei

    2016-04-14

    The molecular "transformer", oxatub[4]arene, was found to be able to host a wide range of organic cations. The strong binding ability is believed to originate from its four interconvertible and deep-cavity conformers. The binding behavior of such adaptable receptors may provide implications for molecular recognition in nature. PMID:26955919

  8. Comparative effect of nitroarenes and their parent arenes on hepatic drug and carcinogen metabolism in rats

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    Asokan, P.; Das, M.; Bickers, D.; Mukhtar, H.

    1986-03-01

    The effect of a single topical application of several nitroarenes (1-nitropyrene, nitropyrenes mixture, nitrobenzo(ghi)perylenes mixture, 3-nitrofluoranthene (3-NF), nitrofluoranthenes mixture (NFM), and nitroperylenes mixture (NPM) and their corresponding parent arenes was studied for their effect on hepatic drug and carcinogen metabolism in neonatal rats. All compounds caused highly significant induction of aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase (AHH), 7-ethoxyresorufin O-deethylase (ERD), 7-ethoxycoumarin O-deethylase activities, and benzo(a)pyrene (BP) metabolism. The induction by each nitroarene was significant when compared to controls or to their corresponding parent non-nitrated arenes. 1-Nitropyrene was least effective in this regard. The inducing effect of NFM and NP was closely similar to 3-methylcholanthrene (3-MC). Benzphentamine N-demethylase, NADPH-cytochrome c reductase, NADH-ferricyanide reductase activities and the levels of cytochrome P-450 and cytochrome b/sub 5/ remained uncharged following treatment with arenes or nitroarenes. However, a shift of approximately 1 nm to the blue region in the absorption of P-450 was observed in nitroarenes-treated animals. A single topical or parenteral administration of 3-NF or NFM to adult rats also resulted in significant induction of ERD and AHH activities and BP metabolism. The parent arene, fluoranthene was ineffective in this regard. The authors studies suggest that nitroarenes are inducers of hepatic monooxygenases and they resemble the 3-MC type of inducers in rats.

  9. A pillar[5]arene-fused cryptand: from orthogonal self-assembly to supramolecular polymer.

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    Wang, Qi; Cheng, Ming; Zhao, Yue; Wu, Lin; Jiang, Juli; Wang, Leyong; Pan, Yi

    2015-02-28

    A pillar[5]arene-fused cryptand with two different cavities was synthesized successfully. It was found that the novel tricyclic host could associate with two different guest species in an orthogonal manner. And based on this orthogonal self-assembly of two host-guest interactions, a novel type of supramolecular polymer was constructed easily and conveniently. PMID:25636005

  10. A photochromic supramolecular polymer based on bis-p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene recognition in aqueous solution.

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    Yao, Xuyang; Li, Teng; Wang, Sheng; Ma, Xiang; Tian, He

    2014-07-11

    A photochromic supramolecular polymer based on bis-p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene recognition with a dithienylethene derivative in aqueous solution was fabricated. The resultant polymer showed good photochromic behaviour with obvious colour switching and a morphology change under alternative UV/Vis light stimuli. PMID:24853232

  11. Selective single crystal complexation of L- or D-leucine by p-sulfonatocalix[6]arene.

    PubMed

    Atwood, Jerry L; Dalgarno, Scott J; Hardie, Michaele J; Raston, Colin L

    2005-01-21

    p-Sulfonatocalix[6]arene, organised in the 'double cone' conformation, has multi-guest capability binding either L- or D-leucine in a single crystal in a bi-layer type arrangement from a racemic mixture of the amino acid. PMID:15645029

  12. Review of "Incomplete: How Middle Class Schools Aren't Making the Grade". Think Tank Review

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    Baker, Bruce D.

    2011-01-01

    "Incomplete: How Middle Class Schools Aren't Making the Grade" is a new report from Third Way, a Washington, D.C.-based policy think tank. The report aims to convince parents, taxpayers and policymakers that they should be as concerned about middle-class schools not making the grade as they are about the failures of the nation's large, poor, urban…

  13. Development of degradative techniques for coal chemistry based on ether cleavage reactions and metal arene chemistry

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    Lemke, D.W.

    1988-01-01

    The degradation of C-O and C-C bonds have been examined using model compounds that are similar in structure to those found in coal and other natural products. The conditions to maximize ether cleavage and minimize the formation of undesirable side products were determined by varying the concentration of reagents, temperature, and reaction time. 2-Phenoxynaphthalene (1) and 1-methoxypyrene (2) were the compounds examined. The optimum conditions demonstrated complete disappearance of 1 and 2, mass recoveries were above 84%, and the formation of reduced dimers in less than 10 mole % yield. The possibility of cleaving a C-C bond by a (3+2) cycloaddition and subsequent cycloreversion reactions was examined by treating a variety of dipolarphiles with deprotonated (({eta}{sup 6}-arene)FeCp){sup +} complexes (arene = hexamethylbenzene or tetralin) Azides and ozone were found to add quantitatively to the metal-arene complexes. Upon decomplexation of the ring, moderated yields of benzyl substituted products were isolated. The mechanism of this reaction is yet unknown but is postulated to occur by direct nucleophilic addition of the complex anion to the most electropositive atom of the dipolarphile. Chemical and electrochemical oxidation techniques were applied to the deprotonated (({eta}{sup 6}-arene)FeCp){sup +} complexes. Only minor yields of benzylic oxidation products were observed.

  14. Molecular binding behavior of bipyridium derivatives by water-soluble carboxylato-biphen[3]arene.

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    Ma, Junwei; Deng, Hongmei; Ma, Suxiang; Li, Jian; Jia, Xueshun; Li, Chunju

    2015-04-18

    Complexation of two types of dicationic bipyridium guests, paraquat derivatives and bis(N-mono-substituted bipyridine) cations, by a negatively charged carboxylato-biphen[3]arene (CBP3) in water is reported. CBP3 could strongly interact with these guests, where charge-transfer and electrostatic interactions play important roles. PMID:25778925

  15. Complex polycyclic scaffolds by metathesis rearrangement of Himbert arene/allene cycloadducts.

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    Lam, Jonathan K; Schmidt, Yvonne; Vanderwal, Christopher D

    2012-11-01

    The intramolecular arene/allene cycloaddition first described 30 years ago by Himbert and Henn permits rapid access to strained polycyclic compounds. Alkene metathesis processes cleanly rearrange appropriately substituted cycloadducts into complex, functional-group-rich polycyclic lactams of potential utility for natural product synthesis and medicinal chemistry. PMID:23067058

  16. Highly selective binding of methyl orange dye by cationic water-soluble pillar[5]arenes.

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    Yakimova, L S; Shurpik, D N; Gilmanova, L H; Makhmutova, A R; Rakhimbekova, A; Stoikov, I I

    2016-05-01

    A new water-soluble pillar[5]arene with an amide fragment and triethylammonium groups was synthesized by our original method of aminolysis of the ester groups. Using UV-spectroscopy, it is shown that cationic pillar[5]arenes are able to selectively form 1 : 1 complexes with some hydrophobic anions: the guests with bulky uncharged or negatively charged substituents hindering entry into the macrocycle cavity. Highly selective binding of the most lipophilic guest, methyl orange dye, in the form of organic anion salts by positively charged water-soluble pillar[5]arenes was detected. In the case of the azo dye the appropriate Kass values were 10-100-fold higher than those calculated for the other sulfonic acid derivatives studied. The 2D NMR NOESY (1)H-(1)H spectroscopy confirms the formation of the inclusion complex: negative charge sulfonate head is outside the cavity of pillar[5]arenes and the hydrophobic fragment of the guest is located in the cavity. PMID:27074630

  17. Multifunctional water-soluble molecular capsules based on p-phosphonic acid calix[5]arene.

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    Martin, Adam D; Boulos, Ramiz A; Hubble, Lee J; Hartlieb, Karel J; Raston, Colin L

    2011-07-14

    p-Phosphonic acid calix[5]arene forms molecular capsules in water based on two of the molecules, which can be loaded with carboplatin using intense shearing, and attached to single wall carbon nano-tubes. Spin coating of the capsules onto a substrate affords 2 nm fibres of stacked calixarenes, with the self-assembly understood using molecular modelling. PMID:21637889

  18. Single-Face/All-cis Arene Hydrogenation by a Supported Single-Site d(0) Organozirconium Catalyst.

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    Stalzer, Madelyn Marie; Nicholas, Christopher P; Bhattacharyya, Alak; Motta, Alessandro; Delferro, Massimiliano; Marks, Tobin J

    2016-04-18

    The single-site supported organozirconium catalyst Cp*ZrBz2 /ZrS (Cp*=Me5 C5 , Bz=benzyl, ZrS=sulfated zirconia) catalyzes the single-face/all-cis hydrogenation of a large series of alkylated and fused arene derivatives to the corresponding all-cis-cyclohexanes. Kinetic/mechanistic and DFT analysis argue that stereoselection involves rapid, sequential H2 delivery to a single catalyst-bound arene face, versus any competing intramolecular arene π-face interchange. PMID:26990244

  19. Palladium-Catalyzed Desilylative Acyloxylation of Silicon-Carbon Bonds on (Trimethylsilyl)arenes: Synthesis of Phenol Derivatives from Trimethylsilylarenes.

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    Gondo, Keisuke; Oyamada, Juzo; Kitamura, Tsugio

    2015-10-01

    A strategy for desilylative acetoxylation of (trimethylsilyl)arenes has been developed in which (trimethylsilyl)arenes are converted into acetoxyarenes. The direct acetoxylation is performed in the presence of 5 mol % of Pd(OAc)2 and PhI(OCOCF3)2 (1.5 equiv) in AcOH at 80 °C for 17 h. The acetoxyarenes are obtained in good to high yields (67-98%). The synthetic utility is demonstrated with a one-pot transformation of (trimethylsilyl)arenes to phenols by successive acetoxylation and hydrolysis. Furthermore, desilylative acyloxylation of 2-(trimethylsilyl)naphthalene using several carboxylic acids has been conducted. PMID:26401835

  20. Glued Langmuir-Blodgett bilayers from calix[n]arenes: Influence of calix[n]arene size on ionic cross-linking, film thickness, and permeation selectivity

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    Wang, Minghui; Janout, Vaclav; Regen, Steven L.

    2010-07-12

    A homologous series of calix[4]arene-, calix[5]arene- and calix[6]arene-based surfactants, containing pendant trimethylammonium and n-hexadecyl groups, have been compared with respect to their ability (i) to undergo ionic crosslinking at the air/water interface, (ii) to incorporate poly(4-styrenesulfonate) (PSS) in Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) bilayers, and (iii) to act as barriers towards He, N2 and CO2 when assembled into crosslinked LB bilayers. As these calix[n]arenes increase in size, their ability to undergo ionic crosslinking has been found to increase, the thickness of corresponding glued LB bilayers has been found to decrease, and their barrier properties and permeation selectivities have been found to increase. In conclusion, the likely origin for these effects and the probable mechanism by which He, N2 and CO2 cross these ultrathin films are discussed.

  1. Metal-free protodeboronation of electron-rich arene boronic acids and its application to ortho-functionalization of electron-rich arenes using a boronic acid as a blocking group.

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    Ahn, Su-Jin; Lee, Chun-Young; Kim, Nak-Kyoon; Cheon, Cheol-Hong

    2014-08-15

    The metal-free thermal protodeboronation of various electron-rich arene boronic acids was studied. Several reaction parameters controlling this protodeboronation, such as solvent, temperature, and a proton source, have been investigated. On the basis of these studies, suitable reaction conditions for protodeboronation of several types of electron-rich arene boronic acids were provided. On the basis of this protodeboronation, a new protocol for the synthesis of ortho-functionalized electron-rich arenes from these boronic acids was developed using the boronic acid moiety as a blocking group in the electrophilic aromatic substitution reaction, followed by the removal of the boronic acid moiety via thermal protodeboronation. Mechanistic studies suggested that this protodeboronation might proceed via the complex formation of a boronic acid with a proton source, followed by the carbon-boron bond fission through σ-bond metathesis, to afford the corresponding arene compound and boric acid. PMID:25052375

  2. Phosphonate monoesters on a thiacalix[4]arene framework as potential inhibitors of protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B.

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    Trush, Viacheslav V; Kharchenko, Sergiy G; Tanchuk, Vsevolod Yu; Kalchenko, Vitaly I; Vovk, Andriy I

    2015-09-01

    Monoester derivatives of thiacalix[4]arene tetrakis(methylphosphonic) acid were found to be capable of inhibiting protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B. In addition, these compounds can strongly bind to human serum albumin. PMID:26205135

  3. The high yielding synthesis of pillar[5]arenes under Friedel-Crafts conditions explained by dynamic covalent bond formation.

    PubMed

    Holler, Michel; Allenbach, Nicolas; Sonet, Jordan; Nierengarten, Jean-François

    2012-03-01

    Systematic investigations of the cyclooligomerization of 1,4-disubstituted hydroquinone derivatives under Friedel-Crafts conditions have been carried out to demonstrate that the formation of pillar[5]arenes occurs under thermodynamic control. PMID:22159430

  4. Derivation of structure-activity relationships from the anticancer properties of ruthenium(II) arene complexes with 2-aryldiazole ligands.

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    Martínez-Alonso, Marta; Busto, Natalia; Jalón, Félix A; Manzano, Blanca R; Leal, José M; Rodríguez, Ana M; García, Begoña; Espino, Gustavo

    2014-10-20

    The ligands 2-pyridin-2-yl-1H-benzimidazole (HL(1)), 1-methyl-2-pyridin-2-ylbenzimidazole (HL(2)), and 2-(1H-imidazol-2-yl)pyridine (HL(3)) and the proligand 2-phenyl-1H-benzimidazole (HL(4)) have been used to prepare five different types of new ruthenium(II) arene compounds: (i) monocationic complexes with the general formula [(η(6)-arene)RuCl(κ(2)-N,N-HL)]Y [HL = HL(1), HL(2), or HL(3); Y = Cl or BF4; arene = 2-phenoxyethanol (phoxet), benzene (bz), or p-cymene (p-cym)]; (ii) dicationic aqua complexes of the formula [(η(6)-arene)Ru(OH2)(κ(2)-N,N-HL(1))](Y)2 (Y = Cl or TfO; arene = phoxet, bz, or p-cym); (iii) the nucleobase derivative [(η(6)-arene)Ru(9-MeG)(κ(2)-N,N-HL(1))](PF6)2 (9-MeG = 9-methylguanine); (iv) neutral complexes consistent with the formulation [(η(6)-arene)RuCl(κ(2)-N,N-L(1))] (arene = bz or p-cym); (v) the neutral cyclometalated complex [(η(6)-p-cym)RuCl(κ(2)-N,C-L(4))]. The cytototoxic activity of the new ruthenium(II) arene compounds has been evaluated in several cell lines (MCR-5, MCF-7, A2780, and A2780cis) in order to establish structure-activity relationships. Three of the compounds with the general formula [(η(6)-arene)RuCl(κ(2)-N,N-HL(1))]Cl differing in the arene moiety have been studied in depth in terms of thermodynamic dissociation constants, aquation kinetic constants, and DNA binding measurements. The biologically most active compound is the p-cym derivative, which strongly destabilizes the DNA double helix, whereas those with bz and phoxet have only a small effect on the stability of the DNA double helix. Moreover, the inhibitory activity of several compounds toward CDK1 has also been evaluated. The DNA binding ability of some of the studied compounds and their CDK1 inhibitory effect suggest a multitarget mechanism for their biological activity. PMID:25302401

  5. Extremely robust and post-functionalizable gold nanoparticles coated with calix[4]arenes via metal-carbon bonds.

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    Troian-Gautier, Ludovic; Valkenier, Hennie; Mattiuzzi, Alice; Jabin, Ivan; den Brande, Niko Van; Mele, Bruno Van; Hubert, Julie; Reniers, François; Bruylants, Gilles; Lagrost, Corinne; Leroux, Yann

    2016-08-18

    Gold nanoparticles stabilized with a thin layer of post-functionalizable calix[4]arenes were prepared through the reductive grafting of a calix[4]arene-tetra-diazonium salt. These particles show exceptional stability towards extreme pH, F(-), NaCl, and upon drying. Post-functionalization of the calix-layer was demonstrated, opening the way to a wide range of applications. PMID:27452314

  6. Iron-mediated oxidative C-H coupling of arenes and alkenes directed by sulfur: an expedient route to dihydrobenzofurans.

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    Cavanagh, Craig W; Aukland, Miles H; Laurent, Quentin; Hennessy, Alan; Procter, David J

    2016-06-21

    A novel route to medicinally-relevant dihydrobenzofurans utilises a sulfur-directed C-H ortho-coupling of arenes and unactivated terminal alkenes mediated by iron, and a palladium-catalysed deallylation/heterocyclisation sequence. The iron-mediated coupling affords linear products of alkene chloroarylation in good yield and with complete regioselectivity. The coupling likely proceeds by redox-activation of the arene partner by iron(iii) and alkene addition to the resultant radical cation. PMID:27198174

  7. Carboxylate-Assisted Iridium-Catalyzed C-H Amination of Arenes with Biologically Relevant Alkyl Azides.

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    Zhang, Tao; Hu, Xuejiao; Wang, Zhen; Yang, Tiantian; Sun, Hao; Li, Guigen; Lu, Hongjian

    2016-02-24

    An iridium-catalyzed C-H amination of arenes with a wide substrate scope is reported. Benzamides with electron-donating and -withdrawing groups and linear, branched, and cyclic alkyl azides are all applicable. Cesium carboxylate is crucial for both reactivity and regioselectivity of the reactions. Many biologically relevant molecules, such as amino acid, peptide, steroid, sugar, and thymidine derivatives can be introduced to arenes with high yields and 100 % chiral retention. PMID:26712274

  8. Conformational isomerism in the solid-state structures of tetracaine and tamoxifen with para-sulphonato-calix[4]arene

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    Danylyuk, Oksana; Monachino, Melany; Lazar, Adina N.; Suwinska, Kinga; Coleman, Anthony W.

    2010-02-01

    The solid-state complexes between para-sulphonato-calix[4]arene and the drugs tamoxifen and tetracaine show an unusual 4:1 guest-host stoichiometry with formation of hydrophobic layer of drug molecules held between bilayers of para-sulphonato-calix[4]arene. In both structures each of the four independent drug molecules adopts different conformation due to the different mode of interaction with the anionic host, the neighbouring drug cations and water molecules.

  9. A1/A2-Diamino-Substituted Pillar[5]arene-Based Acid-Base-Responsive Host-Guest System.

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    Hu, Wei-Bo; Hu, Wen-Jing; Zhao, Xiao-Li; Liu, Yahu A; Li, Jiu-Sheng; Jiang, Biao; Wen, Ke

    2016-05-01

    An acid-base-responsive supramolecular host-guest system based on a planarly chiral A1/A2-diamino-substituted pillar[5]arene (1)/imidazolium ion recognition motif was created. The pillar[4]arene[1]diaminobenzene 1 can bring an electron-deficient imidazolium cation into its cylindrically shaped cavity under neutral or basic conditions and release it under acidic conditions. PMID:27088317

  10. Control of the rheological properties of clay nanosheet hydrogels with a guanidinium-attached calix[4]arene binder.

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    Lee, Ji Ha; Kim, Chaelin; Jung, Jong Hwa

    2015-10-21

    A 1,3-alternate calix[4]arene derivative 1 possessing four guanidinium moieties was synthesized as a molecular binder. The clay nanosheet (CNS) hydrogels were prepared upon addition of 1 and sodium polyacrylate (ASSP), and their mechanical properties were measured by rheometry. CNS hydrogels prepared by combining calix[4]arene 1 with dispersed CNSs surrounded by ASSPs showed an enhancement of mechanical properties such as viscosity and elasticity. PMID:26327603

  11. Rhodium-Catalyzed C-S and C-N Functionalization of Arenes: Combination of C-H Activation and Hypervalent Iodine Chemistry.

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    Wang, Fen; Yu, Xinzhang; Qi, Zisong; Li, Xingwei

    2016-01-11

    Rhodium-catalyzed sulfonylation, thioetherification, thiocyanation, and other heterofunctionalizations of arenes bearing a heterocyclic directing group have been realized. The reaction proceeds by initial Rh(III) -catalyzed C-H hyperiodination of arene at room temperature followed by uncatalyzed nucleophilic functionalization. A diaryliodonium salt is isolated as an intermediate, which represents umpolung of the arene substrate, in contrast to previous studies that suggested umpolung of the coupling partner. PMID:26538162

  12. Pentavalent pillar[5]arene-based glycoclusters and their multivalent binding to pathogenic bacterial lectins.

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    Galanos, Nicolas; Gillon, Emilie; Imberty, Anne; Matthews, Susan E; Vidal, Sébastien

    2016-04-01

    Anti-adhesive glycoclusters offer potential as therapeutic alternatives to classical antibiotics in treating infections. Pillar[5]arenes functionalised with either five galactose or five fucose residues were readily prepared using CuAAC reactions and evaluated for their binding to three therapeutically relevant bacterial lectins: LecA and Lec B from Pseudomonas aeuruginosa and BambL from Burkholderia ambifaria. Steric interactions were demonstrated to be a key factor in achieving good binding to LecA with more flexible galactose glycoclusters showing enhanced activity. In contrast binding to the fucose-selective lectins confirmed the importance of topology of the glycoclusters for activity with the pillar[5]arene ligand proving a selective ligand for BambL. PMID:26972051

  13. The magma budget of Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica from 1968 to 1980

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    Wadge, G.

    1983-01-01

    The magma volume emitted by Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica, has been calculated to be 304 x 10 to the 6th cu m. A near-continuous rise from very deep within the crust is proposed as an explanation for Arenal's magma supply, and the long-term seismic pattern is interpreted as individual batches of magma using previously fractured pathways. During a break in activity (1973) the effusion site moved from Crater A to Crater C, approximately 400 m higher. It is maintained that the steady downward tilting of the volcano's summit was caused by the loading of the volcano's western side by about 19 x 10 to the 6th cu m of lava. Also noted is the abrupt decrease in effusion rate compatible with the increased magmatic head needed to reach Crater C. It is concluded that the constancy of magma composition and effusion rate from 1974 to 1980 indicates a homogeneous magma reservoir.

  14. Highly selective hydrogenation of arenes using nanostructured ruthenium catalysts modified with a carbon-nitrogen matrix.

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    Cui, Xinjiang; Surkus, Annette-Enrica; Junge, Kathrin; Topf, Christoph; Radnik, Jörg; Kreyenschulte, Carsten; Beller, Matthias

    2016-01-01

    Selective hydrogenations of (hetero)arenes represent essential processes in the chemical industry, especially for the production of polymer intermediates and a multitude of fine chemicals. Herein, we describe a new type of well-dispersed Ru nanoparticles supported on a nitrogen-doped carbon material obtained from ruthenium chloride and dicyanamide in a facile and scalable method. These novel catalysts are stable and display both excellent activity and selectivity in the hydrogenation of aromatic ethers, phenols as well as other functionalized substrates to the corresponding alicyclic reaction products. Furthermore, reduction of the aromatic core is preferred over hydrogenolysis of the C-O bond in the case of ether substrates. The selective hydrogenation of biomass-derived arenes, such as lignin building blocks, plays a pivotal role in the exploitation of novel sustainable feedstocks for chemical production and represents a notoriously difficult transformation up to now. PMID:27113087

  15. Bis-tert-Alcohol-Functionalized Crown-6-Calix[4]arene: An Organic Promoter for Nucleophilic Fluorination.

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    Jadhav, Vinod H; Choi, Wonsil; Lee, Sung-Sik; Lee, Sungyul; Kim, Dong Wook

    2016-03-18

    A bis-tert-alcohol-functionalized crown-6-calix[4]arene (BACCA) was designed and prepared as a multifunctional organic promoter for nucleophilic fluorinations with CsF. By formation of a CsF/BACCA complex, BACCA could release a significantly active and selective fluoride source for SN2 fluorination reactions. The origin of the promoting effects of BACCA was studied by quantum chemical methods. The role of BACCA was revealed to be separation of the metal fluoride to a large distance (>8 Å), thereby producing an essentially "free" F(-). The synergistic actions of the crown-6-calix[4]arene subunit (whose O atoms coordinate the counter-cation Cs(+)) and the terminal tert-alcohol OH groups (forming controlled hydrogen bonds with F(-)) of BACCA led to tremendous efficiency in SN2 fluorination of base-sensitive substrates. PMID:26880350

  16. Highly selective hydrogenation of arenes using nanostructured ruthenium catalysts modified with a carbon–nitrogen matrix

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    Cui, Xinjiang; Surkus, Annette-Enrica; Junge, Kathrin; Topf, Christoph; Radnik, Jörg; Kreyenschulte, Carsten; Beller, Matthias

    2016-01-01

    Selective hydrogenations of (hetero)arenes represent essential processes in the chemical industry, especially for the production of polymer intermediates and a multitude of fine chemicals. Herein, we describe a new type of well-dispersed Ru nanoparticles supported on a nitrogen-doped carbon material obtained from ruthenium chloride and dicyanamide in a facile and scalable method. These novel catalysts are stable and display both excellent activity and selectivity in the hydrogenation of aromatic ethers, phenols as well as other functionalized substrates to the corresponding alicyclic reaction products. Furthermore, reduction of the aromatic core is preferred over hydrogenolysis of the C–O bond in the case of ether substrates. The selective hydrogenation of biomass-derived arenes, such as lignin building blocks, plays a pivotal role in the exploitation of novel sustainable feedstocks for chemical production and represents a notoriously difficult transformation up to now. PMID:27113087

  17. Peroxide-Free Pd(II)-Catalyzed Ortho Aroylation and Ortho Halogenation of Directing Arenes.

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    Santra, Sourav Kumar; Banerjee, Arghya; Mohanta, Prakash Ranjan; Patel, Bhisma K

    2016-07-15

    A Pd(II)-catalyzed peroxide-free ortho aroylation of directing arenes has been developed via cross dehydrogenative coupling (CDC) in the presence of the terminal oxidant Cu(OAc)2·H2O. Ortho aroylation of directing arenes proceeds via decarbonylation of the in situ generated phenyl glyoxal, which is obtained from 2-acetoxyacetophenone in the presence of the oxidant Cu(OAc)2·H2O. However, changing the oxidant to CuX2 (X = Cl, Br) provided exclusive di-ortho-halogenated 2-arylbenzothiazoles. During the halogenation, CuX2 served the dual role of a halogen source as well as a co-oxidant. PMID:27314648

  18. Host-guest interaction of flavanone and 7-aminoflavone with C-Hexylpyrogallol[4]arene

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    Chandrasekaran, Sowrirajan; Enoch, Israel V. M. V.

    2014-11-01

    In this paper, we report the structures of the host-guest complexes of flavanone and 7-aminoflavone (guests) with C-Hexylpyrogallol[4]arene (host). The study of the host-guest binding is carried out using UV-Visible absorption, steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence, and 2D ROESY spectroscopy. The stoichiometry and the binding constant of the C-Hexylpyrogallol[4]arene-guest complexes are reported based on absorption and fluorescence titrations. Both flavanone and 7-aminoflavone form 1:1 complexes with the host with binding constant values of 1.71 × 104 mol-1 dm3 and 2.06 × 104 mol-1 dm3 respectively. Fluorescence quenching of the two flavonoids on complex formation occurs and the Stern-Volmer constants are reported. The mode of binding of flavanone and 7-aminoflavone with the host molecule is optimized with 2D ROESY and the structures of the inclusion complexes are proposed.

  19. Polyaniline-Induced C-H Arylation of Arenes with Arenediazonium Salts.

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    Amaya, Toru; Hata, Dai; Moriuchi, Toshiyuki; Hirao, Toshikazu

    2015-11-01

    A reduced form of polyaniline has been shown to induce direct arylation of an arenediazonium salt with an arene (Gomberg-Bachmann reaction) to give the cross-coupling product in moderate to good yields under mild conditions. Various arenediazonium salts and arenes, including heteroarenes such as furans, thiophenes, and pyrroles, are employed for the reaction. The most favorable combination of substrates is an electron-poor arenediazonium salt with an electron-rich heteroarene. Investigation of the mechanism by reactions with radical scavengers and experiments on kinetic isotope effects indicated the occurrence of a radical chain reaction initiated by one-electron reduction of an arenediazonium salt by the polyaniline. Only 1 mol % (based on aniline tetramer) of the polyaniline is required for the cross-coupling reaction to occur. This reaction proceeds under metal-free conditions and with no need for photonic activation. PMID:26439667

  20. Guests inducing p-sulfonatocalix[4]arenes into nanocapsule and layer structure

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    Zheng Guoli; Fan Weiqiang; Song Shuyan; Guo Huadong; Zhang Hongjie

    2010-06-15

    Reaction of sodium p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene and TbCl{sub 3} in the presence of 2,2'-bipyridine-N,N'-dioxide (bpdo) gives the 2:1 supramolecular nanocapsule [[Tb(bpdo){sub 2}.4H{sub 2}O]{sup 3+} intersection {l_brace}p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene{sup 4-{r_brace}}{sub 2}], which further interacts with the [Tb(bpdo){sub 4}]{sup 3+} through charge-assisted {pi}-stacking interactions forming a channel structure 1. In further investigation, we tried to use the terpyridine-1,1',1'-trisoxide (tpto) instead of bpdo. Although we failed to isolate a supramolecular capsules based on the tpto, lanthanide and p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene, a layer structure derived from p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene with an unusual [Cu(tpto){sub 2}]{sup 2+} incorporation into the cavity of the calixarene and an outside [Cu(tpto){sub 2}]{sup 2+} balancing the charge, has been obtained. Fluorescence spectra show clearly that compound 1 possesses the luminescence characteristics of Tb{sup 3+} and the ligand bpdo can sensitize Tb{sup 3+} ion. Gas sorption experiment shows the channel structure 1 has highly selective gas sorption properties for water and methanol. - Graphical abstract: In the presence of different guests, a nanochannel architecture based on the p-sulfonato[4]calixarene capsule and a layered structure based on the p-sulfonato[4]calixarene tecton have been synthesized, and the luminescence properties and guest sorption of porous structure have been investigated.

  1. Highly Regioselective Iodination of Arenes via Iron(III)-Catalyzed Activation of N-Iodosuccinimide.

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    Racys, Daugirdas T; Warrilow, Catherine E; Pimlott, Sally L; Sutherland, Andrew

    2015-10-01

    An iron(III)-catalyzed method for the rapid and highly regioselective iodination of arenes has been developed. Use of the powerful Lewis acid, iron(III) triflimide, generated in situ from iron(III) chloride and a readily available triflimide-based ionic liquid allowed activation of N-iodosuccinimide (NIS) and efficient iodination under mild conditions of a wide range of substrates including biologically active compounds and molecular imaging agents. PMID:26394175

  2. Porphyrinic supramolecular daisy chains incorporating pillar[5]arene-viologen host-guest interactions.

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    Fathalla, Maher; Strutt, Nathan L; Sampath, Srinivasan; Katsiev, Khabiboulakh; Hartlieb, Karel J; Bakr, Osman M; Stoddart, J Fraser

    2015-07-01

    A porphyrin functionalised with pillar[5]arene and a viologen at its 5- and 15-meso positions assembles in a head-to-tail manner, producing linear supramolecular daisy chains in dichloromethane. At high concentrations, it forms an organogel which has been investigated by electron microscopy and rheological measurements, paving the way for the preparation of other functional supramolecular assemblies which harness viologen⊂pillararene host-guest interactions. PMID:26027650

  3. A protocol to generate phthaloyl peroxide in flow for the hydroxylation of arenes.

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    Eliasen, Anders M; Thedford, Randal P; Claussen, Karin R; Yuan, Changxia; Siegel, Dionicio

    2014-07-18

    A flow protocol for the generation of phthaloyl peroxide has been developed. This process directly yields phthaloyl peroxide in high purity (>95%) and can be used to bypass the need to isolate and recrystallize phthaloyl peroxide, improving upon earlier batch procedures. The flow protocol for the formation of phthaloyl peroxide can be combined with arene hydroxylation reactions and provides a method for the consumption of peroxide as it is generated to minimize the accumulation of large quantities of peroxide. PMID:24988535

  4. Unique organization of solvent molecules within the hexameric capsules of pyrogallol[4]arene in solution.

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    Guralnik, Vicky; Avram, Liat; Cohen, Yoram

    2014-11-01

    The hexameric capsules of pyrogallol[4]arene (2b) were prepared in nondeuterated solvents in the absence and presence of adamantane carboxylic acid (3). The small encapsulated molecules were shown to occupy different sites within the same capsule. In the presence of 3, which are also encapsulated in the hexameric capsules, one observes yet another pair of signals for the encapsulated solvent molecules. Different NMR experiments enabled assignment of the different sites within the hexameric capsules of 2b. PMID:25337806

  5. Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Cyclohexenes to Substituted Arene Derivatives

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    Iosub, Andrei V.; Stahl, Shannon S.

    2015-01-01

    A palladium(II) catalyst system has been identified for aerobic dehydrogenation of substituted cyclohexenes to the corresponding arene derivatives. Use of sodium anthraquinone-2-sulfonate (AMS) as a co-catalyst enhances the product yields. A wide range of functional groups are tolerated in the reactions, and the scope and limitations of the method are described. The catalytic dehydrogenation of cyclohexenes is showcased in an efficient route to a phthalimide-based TRPA1 activity modulator. PMID:25734414

  6. Thin-skinned Mass-wasting Responsible for Rapid, Edifice-wide Deformation at Arenal Volcano

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    Ebmeier, S. K.; Biggs, J.; Muller, C.; Avard, G.

    2014-12-01

    Volcanic edifices are built rapidly, at rates far exceeding those of erosion. The resulting mechanical failure of the edifices of both active and quiescent volcanoes can result in hazards on a range of scales, from rockfall to sector collapse. The stability of a volcanic edifice depends on the ratio of its exogenous growth to mass loss due to erosion, deformation and mass wasting. Geodetic measurements of edifice spreading have mostly been associated with local zones of extension at island volcanoes and relatively few observations have been made at continental stratovolcanoes. We present measurements of displacement and surface property changes at Arenal, Costa Rica, a continental stratovolcano that stopped erupting in 2010 after almost 42 years of activity. High resolution TerraSAR-X data (2011-2013) have increased the area covered geodetically by ~40%, allowing us to make measurements of displacements close to Arenal's summit for the first time. InSAR and intensity change observations provide evidence of frequent rockfalls and of shallow landslides (5-11 m thick, total volume = 1.9×107 m3 DRE). Rockfall and shallow translational landsliding have a stabilizing effect on Volcán Arenal's edifice that reduces the potential for external triggering of slope failure. We map 16 shallow landslides (5-11 m depth, 4% of post-1968 deposits) and expect failure planes to be associated with layers of blocky debris and lava crust. Unstable material on Arenal's upper slopes is removed steadily, potentially reducing sensitivity to external triggers: the 2012 Nicoya Earthquake (Mw 7.6) had no measurable impact on the velocities of sliding units, but did result in an elevated area of rockfall. This demonstrates the importance of mass wasting for the stability of young volcanic edifices.

  7. Synthesis and investigation of the properties of novel azocalix[4]arenes

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    Kart, H. H.; Bayrakdar, A.; Elcin, S.; Deligoz, H.; Karabacak, M.

    2015-07-01

    The azocalix[4]arenes molecules such as methylphenylazocalix[4]aren (MPcalix[4]) and methoxyphenylazocalix[4]aren (MOPcalix[4]) have been synthesized and characterized by experimental FT-IR and 1H NMR spectral analyses. The fundamental vibrational transitions have been addressed by experimental FT-IR (4000-400 cm-1) technique and density functional theory (DFT) employing B3LYP level with the 6-31G(d) and 6-311G(d,p) basis sets. The 1H NMR spectra of the studied compounds have been recorded in chloroform, and compared with computed data obtained by using gauge including atomic orbital (GIAO) method. Furthermore, thermodynamic properties (heat capacity, entropy, and enthalpy changes) and frontier molecular orbitals of the molecules in the ground state have been calculated by using the same method and basis sets. The non-linear optical properties such as the first order hyperpolarizability (β0), related properties (α0 and Δα) are also computed. Information about the charge density distribution of the molecules and its chemical reactivity has been studied by mapping molecular electrostatic potential surface (MEPs). The scaled vibrational frequency values have been compared with experimental FT-IR spectroscopic data. The correlations between the observed and calculated frequencies are in good agreement with each other as well as the correlation of NMR data. The linear polarizability and first hyperpolarizability of the studied molecules indicate that the compounds are a good candidate of nonlinear optical materials.

  8. Synthesis and investigation of the properties of novel azocalix[4]arenes.

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    Kart, H H; Bayrakdar, A; Elcin, S; Deligoz, H; Karabacak, M

    2015-07-01

    The azocalix[4]arenes molecules such as methylphenylazocalix[4]aren (MPcalix[4]) and methoxyphenylazocalix[4]aren (MOPcalix[4]) have been synthesized and characterized by experimental FT-IR and (1)H NMR spectral analyses. The fundamental vibrational transitions have been addressed by experimental FT-IR (4000-400 cm(-1)) technique and density functional theory (DFT) employing B3LYP level with the 6-31G(d) and 6-311G(d,p) basis sets. The (1)H NMR spectra of the studied compounds have been recorded in chloroform, and compared with computed data obtained by using gauge including atomic orbital (GIAO) method. Furthermore, thermodynamic properties (heat capacity, entropy, and enthalpy changes) and frontier molecular orbitals of the molecules in the ground state have been calculated by using the same method and basis sets. The non-linear optical properties such as the first order hyperpolarizability (β0), related properties (α0 and Δα) are also computed. Information about the charge density distribution of the molecules and its chemical reactivity has been studied by mapping molecular electrostatic potential surface (MEPs). The scaled vibrational frequency values have been compared with experimental FT-IR spectroscopic data. The correlations between the observed and calculated frequencies are in good agreement with each other as well as the correlation of NMR data. The linear polarizability and first hyperpolarizability of the studied molecules indicate that the compounds are a good candidate of nonlinear optical materials. PMID:25813172

  9. New RuII (arene) complexes with halogen-substituted bis- and tris(pyrazol-1-yl)borate ligands.

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    Orbisaglia, Serena; Di Nicola, Corrado; Marchetti, Fabio; Pettinari, Claudio; Pettinari, Riccardo; Martins, Luísa M D R S; Alegria, Elisabete C B A; da Silva, M Fátima C Guedes; Rocha, Bruno G M; Kuznetsov, Maxim L; Pombeiro, Armando J L; Skelton, Brian W; Sobolev, Alexandre N; White, Allan H

    2014-03-24

    [RuCl(arene)(μ-Cl)]2 dimers were treated in a 1:2 molar ratio with sodium or thallium salts of bis- and tris(pyrazolyl)borate ligands [Na(Bp(Br3))], [Tl(Tp(Br3))], and [Tl(Tp(iPr, 4Br))]. Mononuclear neutral complexes [RuCl(arene)(κ(2)-Bp(Br3))] (1: arene=p-cymene (cym); 2: arene=hexamethylbenzene (hmb); 3: arene=benzene (bz)), [RuCl(arene)(κ(2)-Tp(Br3))] (4: arene=cym; 6: arene=bz), and [RuCl(arene)(κ(2)-Tp(iPr, 4Br))] (7: arene=cym, 8: arene=hmb, 9: arene=bz) have been always obtained with the exception of the ionic [Ru2 (hmb)2-(μ-Cl)3][Tp(Br3)] (5'), which formed independently of the ratio of reactants and reaction conditions employed. The ionic [Ru-(CH3OH)(cym)(κ(2)-Bp(Br3))][X] (10: X=PF6, 12: X=O3SCF3) and the neutral [Ru(O2CCF3)(cym)(κ(2)-Bp(Br3))] (11) have been obtained by a metathesis reaction with corresponding silver salts. All complexes 1-12 have been characterized by analytical and spectroscopic data (IR, ESI-MS, (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy). The structures of the thallium and calcium derivatives of ligand Tp(Br3), [Tl(Tp(Br3))] and [Ca(dmso)6][Tp(Br3)]2 ⋅2 DMSO, of the complexes 1, 4, 5', 6, 11, and of the decomposition product [RuCl(cym)(Hpz(iPr, 4Br))2][Cl] (7') have been confirmed by using single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Electrochemical studies showed that 1-9 and 11 undergo a single-electron Ru(II) →Ru(III) oxidation at a potential, measured by cyclic voltammetry, which allows comparison of the electron-donor characters of the bis- and tris(pyrazol-1-yl)borate and arene ligands, and to estimate, for the first time, the values of the Lever EL ligand parameter for Bp(Br3), Tp(Br3), and Tp(iPr, 4Br). Theoretical calculations at the DFT level indicated that both oxidation and reduction of the Ru complexes under study are mostly metal-centered with some involvement of the chloride ligand in the former case, and also demonstrated that the experimental isolation of the μ(3)-binuclear complex 5' (instead of the mononuclear 5

  10. 1,3-Alternate calix[4]arene nitronyl nitroxide tetraradical and diradical: synthesis, X-ray crystallography, paramagnetic NMR spectroscopy, EPR spectroscopy, and magnetic studies

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    Rajca, Andrzej; Pink, Maren; Mukherjee, Sumit; Rajca, Suchada; Das, Kausik

    2008-04-02

    Calix[4]arenes constrained to 1,3-alternate conformation and functionalized at the upper rim with four and two nitronyl nitroxides have been synthesized, and characterized by X-ray crystallography, magnetic resonance (EPR and {sup 1}H NMR) spectroscopy, and magnetic studies. Such calix[4]arene tetraradicals and diradicals provide scaffolds for through-bond and through-space intramolecular exchange couplings.

  11. Influence of the π-coordinated arene on the anticancer activity of ruthenium(II) carbohydrate organometallic complexes

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    Hanif, Muhammad; Meier, Samuel; Nazarov, Alexey; Risse, Julie; Legin, Anton; Casini, Angela; Jakupec, Michael; Keppler, Bernhard; Hartinger, Christian

    2013-10-01

    The synthesis and in vitro cytotoxicity of a series of RuII(arene) complexes with carbohydrate-derived phosphite ligands and various arene co-ligands is described. The arene ligand has a strong influence on the in vitro anticancer activity of this series of compounds, which correlates fairly well with cellular accumulation. The most lipophilic compound bearing a biphenyl moiety and a cyclohexylidene-protected carbohydrate is the most cytotoxic with unprecedented IC50 values for the compound class in three human cancer cell lines. This compound shows reactivity to the DNA model nucleobase 9-ethylguanine, but does not alter the secondary structure of plasmid DNA indicating that other biological targets are responsible for its cytotoxic effect.

  12. Dimerization control in the self-assembly behavior of copillar[5]arenes bearing ω-hydroxyalkoxy groups.

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    Liu, Luzhi; Wang, Lingyun; Liu, Changchun; Fu, Zhiyong; Meier, Herbert; Cao, Derong

    2012-10-19

    Two novel copillar[5]arenes bearing ω-hydroxyalkoxy groups are synthesized and their self-assembly properties are studied by (1)H NMR spectroscopy, specific viscosity, and X-ray measurements. The copillar[5]arene 2b bearing a 6-hydroxyhexyloxy group exhibits a reversible self-assembly behavior, leading to the formation of the self-inclusion monomer and hugging dimers. The reversible self-assembly behavior can be controlled by tuning solvent, temperature, guest, and H-bond interaction. However, the copillar[5]arene 2a bearing a short 4-hydroxybutyloxy group does not show such a self-assembly behavior to the formation of the self-inclusion monomer and hugging dimers. PMID:22998632

  13. Influence of the π-coordinated arene on the anticancer activity of ruthenium(II) carbohydrate organometallic complexes

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    Hanif, Muhammad; Meier, Samuel M.; Nazarov, Alexey A.; Risse, Julie; Legin, Anton; Casini, Angela; Jakupec, Michael A.; Keppler, Bernhard K.; Hartinger, Christian G.

    2013-01-01

    The synthesis and in vitro cytotoxicity of a series of RuII(arene) complexes with carbohydrate-derived phosphite ligands and various arene co-ligands is described. The arene ligand has a strong influence on the in vitro anticancer activity of this series of compounds, which correlates fairly well with cellular accumulation. The most lipophilic compound bearing a biphenyl moiety and a cyclohexylidene-protected carbohydrate is the most cytotoxic with unprecedented IC50 values for the compound class in three human cancer cell lines. This compound shows reactivity to the DNA model nucleobase 9-ethylguanine, but does not alter the secondary structure of plasmid DNA, indicating that other biological targets are responsible for its cytotoxic effect. PMID:24790955

  14. Molecular recognition of curcumin (Indian Ayurvedic medicine) by the supramolecular probe, p-t-butyl calix(8)arene

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    Meenakshi, C.; Jayabal, P.; Ramakrishnan, V.

    2014-06-01

    The thermodynamic property of the host-guest complexes formed between the curcumin, component of Indian Ayurvedic medicine turmeric, a drug molecule, with the supra molecule, p-t-butyl calix(8)arene was studied. p-t-Butyl calix(8)arene has been used as a host molecule and curcumin as a guest molecule. Optical absorption spectral studies were carried out to investigate the molecular recognition properties of p-t-butyl calix(8)arene with curcumin. The stochiometry of the host-guest complexes formed and the binding constant were determined. An interesting 1:1 and 4:1 stochiometric host-guest complexes were formed. Job's continuous method of variation and Benesi-Hildebrand expression were used for the determination of binding constant and the stochiometry of the host-guest complex formed.

  15. A comparative DFT study on aquation and nucleobase binding of ruthenium (II) and osmium (II) arene complexes.

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    Wang, Hanlu; Zeng, Xingye; Zhou, Rujin; Zhao, Cunyuan

    2013-11-01

    The potential energy surfaces of the reactions of organometallic arene complexes of the type [(η (6)-arene)M(II)(pic)Cl] (where pic = 2-picolinic acid, M = Ru or Os) were examined by a DFT computational study. Among the seven density functional methods, hybrid exchange functional B3LYP outperforms the others to explain the aquation of the complexes. The reactions and binding energies of Ru(II) and Os(II) arene complexes with both 9EtG and 9EtA were studied to gain insight into the reactivity of these types of organometallic complexes with DNA. The obtained data rationalize experimental observation, contributing to partly understanding the potential biological and medical applications of organometallic complexes. PMID:24037457

  16. Extending ligand field molecular mechanics to modelling organometallic π-bonded systems: applications to ruthenium-arenes.

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    Brodbeck, Ralf; Deeth, Robert J

    2011-11-14

    The ligand field molecular mechanics method has been extended to treat η(6)-arene ligands coordinated to a ruthenium(II) centre by employing a dummy atom located at the centroid of the arene ring and distributing the forces on the dummy to the arene carbon atoms. Angular overlap model parameters based on orbital energies derived from Kohn-Sham density functional theory (KS-DFT) calculations show that, relative to the Ru-dummy vector, the arene behaves as a very strong π donor and weak σ donor. Based on KS-DFT geometries, partial atomic charges and potential energy scans for a series of homoleptic and half sandwich complexes spanning arene, am(m)ine, imine, pyridyl, hydride and chloride ligands, a new LFMM force field has been developed which accurately reproduces the KS-DFT data. This FF was validated against 47 half-sandwich complexes obtained from the Cambridge Structural Database which, after minor corrections to account for the systematic errors between our chosen functional (BP86) and the experimental structures, yields a 'structurally tuned' FF where 93% of the Ru-L contacts are reproduced to 0.05 Å or better and all bar two bond lengths are within 0.1 Å of experiment. Over half the systems have non-hydrogen-atom rmsds of less than 0.5 Å. Larger differences are usually due to rotation of the arene moiety which is shown by ligand field molecular dynamics (LFMD) simulations to be an inherently low-energy process. Comparisons between LFMD and Car-Parrinello MD for [Ru(p-cymene)(ethylenediamine)Cl](+)show that LFMD is equally accurate but much faster enabling modelling of dynamic properties which occur on a timescale beyond the scope of CPMD. PMID:21792446

  17. [The Ion Identification and Molecular Logic Gate of a Thiacalix[4]arene Fluorescent Probe].

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    Wu, Fu-yong; Yu, Mei; Mu, Lan; Zeng, Xi; Wang, Rui-xiao; Takehiko Yamato

    2016-01-01

    A disubstituted phthalimide-based thiacalix[4] arene derivative (probe s1) was synthesized from cone 1, 3-thiacalix[4] arene and hydroxyethyl phthalimide, with benzyl appended the lower edge of thiacalix[4]-arene by triazole ring in the 2,4 position. The relative fluorescence quantum yield of probe s1 is 0.43 in CH3CN solvent. The strong fluorescence emission of probe s1 at 390 nm wavelength can be selectively quenched by Fe3+ in DMF/H2O solution. Similarly, the presence of I- also induced a significant fluorescence quenching of probe s1 at 310 nm wavelength in CH3CN solution. Spectral titration and isothermal titration calorimetry were showed that probe s1 with Fe3+ or I- both form 1 : 1 complexes, the binding constants up to 10(5) and coordinate process were spontaneous. The linear ranges of fluorescence detect Fe3+ or I- were 1.0 x 10(-7) - 1.6 x 10(-4) mol x L(-1) and 1.0 x 10(-7) - 8.5 x 10(-5) mol x L(-1), detection limits were up to 2.30 x 10(-8) mol x L(-1) and 1.17 x 10(-8) mol x L(-1), respectively. Meanwhile, take advantage of identification and coordination action, a logic circuit constructed at the molecular level by controlling two input signals of Fe3+ and F-, which causing probe s1 cycling of fluorescence emission or quenching. IR spectrum speculated that the nitrogen atoms of triazole groups are involved in the complexation with Fe3+, while the hydrogen atoms of triazole groups were complexed with I- by hydrogen bonding. PMID:27228760

  18. The extraction of thorium by calix[6]arene columns for urine analysis.

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    Mekki, S; Bouvier-Capely, C; Jalouali, R; Rebière, F

    2011-03-01

    Thorium is a natural alpha-emitting element occurring in various ores and has numerous industrial applications. Routine monitoring of potentially exposed workers is generally achieved through radiobioassay (urine and faeces). The procedures currently used for analysing actinides such as thorium in urine require lengthy chemical separation associated with long counting times by alpha-spectrometry due to low activity levels. Thus, their main drawback is that they are time-consuming, which limits the frequency and flexibility of individual monitoring. In this context, this study developed new radiochemical procedures based on the use of tertbutylcalix[6]arenes bearing three carboxylic acid groups or three hydroxamic acid groups. These previous works demonstrated that these macrocyclic molecules immobilised on an inert solid support are excellent extractants for uranium, plutonium and americium. In this study, the authors investigated the thorium extraction by calix[6]arene columns. Experiments were performed on synthetic solutions and on real urine samples. The influence of various parameters, such as the thorium solution pH and the column flow rate on thorium extraction, was studied. The results showed that both calix[6]arenes are efficient to extract thorium. Thorium extraction is quantitative from pH = 2 for synthetic solution and from pH = 3 for real urine samples. This study has demonstrated that the column flow rate is a crucial parameter since its value must not be too high to achieve the steady-state complexation equilibrium. Finally, these results will be compared with those obtained for other actinides (U, Pu and Am) and the conditions of actinides' separation will be discussed. PMID:21159742

  19. Dual triggering of DNA binding and fluorescence via photoactivation of a dinuclear ruthenium(II) arene complex.

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    Magennis, Steven W; Habtemariam, Abraha; Novakova, Olga; Henry, John B; Meier, Samuel; Parsons, Simon; Oswald, Iain D H; Brabec, Viktor; Sadler, Peter J

    2007-06-11

    The dinuclear RuII arene complexes [{(eta6-arene)RuCl}2(mu-2,3-dpp)](PF6)2, arene=indan (1), benzene (2), p-cymene (3), or hexamethylbenzene (4) and 2,3-dpp=2,3-bis(2-pyridyl)pyrazine, have been synthesized and characterized. Upon irradiation with UVA light, complexes 1 and 2 readily underwent arene loss, while complexes 3 and 4 did not. The photochemistry of 1 was studied in detail. In the X-ray structure of [{(eta6-indan)RuCl}2(mu-2,3-dpp)](PF6)2 (1), 2,3-dpp bridges two RuII centers 6.8529(6) A apart. In water, aquation of 1 in the dark occurs with replacement of chloride with biexponential kinetics and decay constants of 100+/-1 min-1 and 580+/-11 min-1. This aquation was suppressed by 0.1 M NaCl. UV or visible irradiation of 1 in aqueous or methanolic solution led to arene loss. The fluorescence of the unbound arene is approximately 40 times greater than when it is complexed. Irradiation of 1 also had a significant effect on its interactions with DNA. The DNA binding of 1 is increased after irradiation. The non-irradiated form of 1 preferentially formed DNA adducts that only weakly blocked RNA polymerase, while irradiation of 1 transformed the adducts into stronger blocks for RNA polymerase. The efficiency of irradiated 1 to form DNA interstrand cross-links was slightly greater than that of cisplatin in both 10 mM NaClO4 and 0.1 M NaCl. In contrast, the interstrand cross-linking efficiency of non-irradiated 1 in 10 mM NaClO4 was relatively low. An intermediate amount of cross-linking was observed when the sample of DNA already modified by non-irradiated 1 was irradiated. DNA unwinding measurements supported the conclusion that both mono- and bifunctional adducts with DNA can form. These results show that photoactivation of dinuclear RuII arene complexes can simultaneously produce a highly reactive ruthenium species that can bind to DNA and a fluorescent marker (the free arene). Importantly, the mechanism of photoreactivity is also independent of oxygen. These

  20. Sulfur dioxide and particles in quiescent volcanic plumes from Poas, Arenal, and Colima volcanos, Costa Rica and Mexico.

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    Casadevall, T.J.

    1984-01-01

    Measurements of SO2 emission rates and concentrations and of particle distribution, size, shape, and composition were made in quiescent volcanic plumes emitted into the troposphere from Poas and Arenal volcanos, Costa Rica, and Colima volcano, Mexico. SO2 emission rates were 700 +- 180 metric tons per day (t/d) for Poas, 210 +- 30 t/d for Arenal, and 320 +- 50 t/d for Colima. The concentrations of SO2 calculated from the COSPEC/lidar data were 5-380 ppb.-from Authors

  1. Direct transformation of esters into arenes with 1,5-bifunctional organomagnesium reagents.

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    Link, Achim; Fischer, Christian; Sparr, Christof

    2015-10-01

    A direct transformation of carboxylic acid esters into arenes with 1,5-bifunctional organomagnesium reagents is described. This efficient and practical method enables the one-step defunctionalization of various carboxylic acid esters to prepare benzene, anthracene, tetracene, and pentacene derivatives. A double nucleophilic addition of the 1,5-organodimagnesium reagent to the ester is followed by an immediate 1,4-elimination reaction that leads to the direct [5+1] formation of a new aromatic ring. PMID:26291060

  2. Towards Uniform Iodine Catalysis: Intramolecular C-H Amination of Arenes under Visible Light.

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    Martínez, Claudio; Bosnidou, Alexandra E; Allmendinger, Simon; Muñiz, Kilian

    2016-07-11

    A photochemical catalytic amination of arenes is presented. The reaction proceeds under benign iodine catalysis in the presence of visible light as the initiator and provides access to a range of differently substituted arylamines. A total of 29 examples demonstrate the broad applicability of this mild oxidation method. The scope of the reaction could further be expanded to silyl-tethered derivatives, which undergo intramolecular amination upon formation of seven-membered heterocycles. Cleavage of the silicon tether provides access to the corresponding 3-substituted anilines. PMID:27159628

  3. Catalytic dehydrogenation of cycloalkanes to arenes by a dihydrido iridium P-C-P pincer complex

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    Gupta, M.; Hagen, C.; Cramer, R.E.; Jensen, C.M.; Kaska, W.C.

    1997-01-29

    We recently found that the iridium P-C-P pincer complex IrH{sub 2}[C{sub 6}H{sub 3}-2,6-(CH{sub 2}-PBu{sup T}{sub 2}){sub 2}] (1) is a highly active, homogeneous catalyst for the transfer dehydrogenation of cyclooctane with unusual long-term stability at temperatures as high as 200 {degree}C. This reactivity has now been extended to the catalytic transfer dehydrogenation of cycloalkanes to arenes. We report this novel catalytic activity as well as the results of an X-ray structure determination of 1. 15 refs., 1 fig., 1 tab.

  4. Lithium Bromide/Water as Additives in Dearomatizing Samarium-Ketyl (Hetero)Arene Cyclizations.

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    Rao, Chintada Nageswara; Bentz, Christoph; Reissig, Hans-Ulrich

    2015-11-01

    New conditions for dearomatizing samarium-ketyl (hetero)arene cyclizations are reported. In many examples of these samarium diiodide-mediated reactions, lithium bromide and water can be used as additives instead of the carcinogenic and mutagenic hexamethylphosphoramide (HMPA). The best results were obtained for the cyclizations of N-acylated indole derivatives delivering the expected indolines in good yields and excellent diastereoselectivities. A new type of cyclization delivering indolyl-substituted allene derivatives is also described. The scope and limitations of the lithium bromide/water system are discussed. PMID:26368916

  5. One-Pot C-H Functionalization of Arenes by Diaryliodonium Salts.

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    Reitti, Marcus; Villo, Piret; Olofsson, Berit

    2016-07-25

    A transition-metal-free, mild, and highly regioselective synthesis of nitroarenes from arenes has been developed. The products are obtained in a sequential one-pot reaction by nitration of iodine(III) reagents with two carbon ligands, which are formed in situ from iodine(I). This novel concept has been extended to formation of aryl azides, and constitutes an important step towards catalytic reactions with these hypervalent iodine reagents. An efficient nitration of isolated diaryliodonium salts has also been developed, and the mechanism is proposed to proceed by a [2,2] ligand coupling pathway. PMID:27272891

  6. Stereoselective Arene-Forming Aldol Condensation: Synthesis of Axially Chiral Aromatic Amides.

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    Fäseke, Vincent C; Sparr, Christof

    2016-06-13

    The increasing awareness of the importance of amide atropisomers prompts the development of novel strategies for their selective preparation. Described herein is a method for the enantioselective synthesis of atropisomeric aromatic amides by an amine-catalyzed arene-forming aldol condensation. The high reactivity of the glyoxylic amide substrates enables a remarkably efficient construction of a new aromatic ring, which proceeds within minutes at ambient temperature to afford products with excellent stereoselectivity. The high rotational barriers of the reduced products highlight the utility of this stable, spatially organized chiral scaffold. PMID:27166995

  7. Stereoselective Arene-Forming Aldol Condensation: Synthesis of Configurationally Stable Oligo-1,2-naphthylenes.

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    Lotter, Dominik; Neuburger, Markus; Rickhaus, Michel; Häussinger, Daniel; Sparr, Christof

    2016-02-18

    Structurally well-defined oligomers are fundamental for the functionality of natural molecular systems and key for the design of synthetic counterparts. Herein, we describe a strategy for the efficient synthesis of individual stereoisomers of 1,2-naphthylene oligomers by iterative building block additions and consecutive stereoselective arene-forming aldol condensation reactions. The catalyst-controlled atropoenantioselective and the substrate-controlled atropodiastereoselective aldol condensation reaction provide structurally distinct ter- and quaternaphthalene stereoisomers, which represent configurationally stable analogues of otherwise stereodynamic, helically shaped ortho-phenylenes. PMID:26799152

  8. A bactericidal calix[4]arene-based nanoconstruct with amplified NO photorelease.

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    Di Bari, Ivana; Picciotto, Roberta; Granata, Giuseppe; Blanco, Anna R; Consoli, Grazia M L; Sortino, Salvatore

    2016-09-14

    A hydrophobic N-dodecyl-3-(trifluoromethyl)-4-nitrobenzenamine has been synthesized as a suitable NO photodonor and encapsulated in a nanocontainer based on a polycationic calix[4]arene derivative, leading to a supramolecular micellar-like nanoassembly ca. 45 nm in diameter. Visible light excitation of this nanoconstruct triggers NO generation with an efficiency remarkably higher than that observed for the free NO photoreleaser. This amplified NO release results in considerable antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 9027) as representative Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria, respectively. PMID:27438008

  9. A novel colorimetric and fluorescent sensor based on calix[4]arene possessing triphenylamine units

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    Erdemir, Serkan; Malkondu, Sait; Kocyigit, Ozcan; Alıcı, Onder

    2013-10-01

    A novel colorimetric and fluorometric calix[4]arene probe (CTP) bearing triphenylamine units was synthesized in good yield and characterized by combination of 1H, 13C, APT, COSY, FTIR, HRMS, and UV-vis spectral data. Ion-binding studies of CTP were investigated in acetonitrile with a wide range of cations and anions and the recognition process was monitored by luminescence, UV-vis and 1H NMR spectral changes. CTP exhibited naked eye detection for Hg2+ ion. Also it showed a significant fluorescence quenching towards F- ion.

  10. Reconstruction of lava fields based on 3D and conventional images. Arenal volcano, Costa Rica.

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    Horvath, S.; Duarte, E.; Fernandez, E.

    2007-05-01

    Conventional air photographs, multi-spectral images and a map scale 1:10 000 were used to upgrade Arenal volcano's lava field. Arenal volcano located in NW Costa Rica has been active for 39 years. Fifty two days after the initial explosive events that opened three craters on the west flank, lava flows were erupted from crater A (1050 m) in September, 1968 and continued flowing until November, 1973. These lavas were the most voluminous of the eruption and the effusion rate of lava was relatively high in this period. In April, 1974 lava flows were erupted from crater C (1460 m) and continue to present time. Younger lava flows extended over uncovered ground to the south and southwest in the 1980s and early 1990s and onto the northern slopes in the 1990s and 2000s. Lava flows are becoming shorter and narrower with time. Therefore, the centre of mass of the whole lava flow-field has migrated closer to the vent. Above crater C a cone has been growing steadily, reaching a height of 1670 m, 36 m higher than the prehistoric Arenal cone by 2004. After 39 years of continuous emission of lava flows, the profile of Arenal volcano consists of a duplet of cones whose summits are separated by less than 500 meters. Most of the build up around the new cone comes from varied lava flows. For near 30 years volcano monitoring staff (from OVSICORI-UNA) has recorded field observations of regular and extraordinary events, in paper. Several drafts maps have been used for teaching, academic presentations and for graphic explanations to specific audiences and to the general public. An upgraded version was needed. The purpose of this work is to present the most recent lava flows giving a visual presentation of them by computer methods. Combined SIG techniques (Arc View 3.3) and ERDAS produced a base map in which layers containing the recorded lava flows from the recent 16 years, were depicted. Each lava flow has its own characteristics: direction, year of origin, width, length, surface texture

  11. Direct Synthesis of Polyaryls by Consecutive Oxidative Cross-Coupling of Phenols with Arenes.

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    Dyadyuk, Alina; Sudheendran, Kavitha; Vainer, Yulia; Vershinin, Vlada; Shames, Alexander I; Pappo, Doron

    2016-09-01

    A bioinspired iron-catalyzed consecutive oxidative cross-coupling reaction between a single phenolic unit and nucleophilic arenes was developed. This sustainable transformation offers a selective synthetic strategy for the preparation of complex polyaryl compounds directly from readily available phenols. With the aid of electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, it was demonstrated that the groups ortho to the phenolic functionality (whether hydrogen, methyl, or methoxy) direct the regioselectivity (ortho, para, or meta via dienone-phenol rearrangement) and chemoselectivity (C-C coupling or C-O coupling) in this multistep process. PMID:27529128

  12. Noncovalent Complexation of Monoamine Neurotransmitters and Related Ammonium Ions by Tetramethoxy Tetraglucosylcalix[4]arene

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    Torvinen, Mika; Kalenius, Elina; Sansone, Francesco; Casnati, Alessandro; Jänis, Janne

    2012-02-01

    The noncovalent complexation of monoamine neurotransmitters and related ammonium and quaternary ammonium ions by a conformationally flexible tetramethoxy glucosylcalix[4]arene was studied by electrospray ionization Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (ESI-FTICR) mass spectrometry. The glucosylcalixarene exhibited highest binding affinity towards serotonin, norepinephrine, epinephrine, and dopamine. Structural properties of the guests, such as the number, location, and type of hydrogen bonding groups, length of the alkyl spacer between the ammonium head-group and the aromatic ring structure, and the degree of nitrogen substitution affected the complexation. Competition experiments and guest-exchange reactions indicated that the hydroxyl groups of guests participate in intermolecular hydrogen bonding with the glucocalixarene.

  13. Exchange Coupling Mediated Through-Bonds and Through-Space in Conformationally-Constrained Polyradical Scaffolds: Calix[4]arene Nitroxide Tetraradicals And Diradical

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    Rajca, Andrzej; Mukherjee, Sumit; Pink, Maren; Rajca, Suchada

    2008-01-01

    Calix[4]arenes constrained to 1,3-alternate conformation and functionalized at the upper rim with four and two tert-butylnitroxides have been synthesized, and characterized by X-ray crystallography, magnetic resonance (EPR and 1H NMR) spectroscopy, and magnetic studies. The 1,3-alternate nitroxide tetraradical and diradical provide unique polyradical scaffolds for dissection of the through-bond and through-space intramolecular exchange couplings. In addition, detailed magnetic studies of the previously reported calix[4]arene nitroxide tetraradical, which possesses cone conformation in solution, reveal conformational dependence of exchange coupling. Through-bond coupling between the adjacent nitroxide radicals is mediated by the nitroxide-m-phenylene-CH2-m-phenylene-nitroxide coupling pathway, and through-space coupling is found between the diagonal nitroxide radicals at the conformationally-constrained N···N distance of 5–6 Å. Magnetic studies of the calix[4]arene polyradical scaffolds in frozen solutions show that the through-bond exchange coupling in the 1,3-alternate calix[4]arene tetraradical is antiferromagnetic, while that in cone calix[4]arene tetraradical is ferromagnetic. The through-space exchange couplings are antiferromagnetic in both cone and 1,3-alternate calix[4]arene tetraradical, as well as in the 1,3-alternate calix[4]arene diradical. The exchange coupling constants (|J/k|) are of the order of 1 Kelvin. PMID:17031963

  14. Double partial cone conformation for Na{sub 8}(calix[6]arene sulfonate){center_dot}20.5H{sub 2}O and its parent acid

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    Atwood, J.L.; Juneja, R.K.; Orr, G.W.

    1992-09-09

    The chemistry of calixarenes has recently become a very active area of endeavor. Of the numerous stimulating findings to appear thus far in the literature, one of the most intriguing concerns the discovery of certain uranophiles by Shinkai. It was reported that calix[5]arene sulfonate, calix[6]arene sulfonate, and the two corresponding derivatives substituted at the base by carboxymethoxy groups, 1 with R{prime} = CH{sub 2}COOH, exhibited stability constants for the uranyl ion of K = 10{sup 18.4-19.2}. Indeed, in competition experiments these calixarenes showed selectivity factors of 10{sup 12-17} for uranyl over the Ni{sup 2+}, Zn{sup 2+}, and Cu{sup 2+} ions. This selectivity was attributed to a moderately rigid calix[6]arene structure which was preorganized to match the rather unusual pseudoplanar hexacoordination needs of the UO{sub 2}{sup 2+} ion. However, on the basis of this study this premise appears untenable. Considering the importance of the above mentioned findings, the structural chemistry of derivatives of calix[6]arene has been slow to develop. In the available selection it is difficult to find general conformational features, apart from the elliptical cone conformation exhibited by the parent p-tert-butycalix[6]arene. Since our group has found a rich and often surprising inclusion chemistry for calix[4]arene sulfonates, we decided to investigate the structure of calix[6]arene sulfonate and its alkali metal salts. 28 refs., 1 fig.

  15. Fine control on the photochemical and photobiological properties of Ru(II) arene complexes.

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    Chen, Yongjie; Lei, Wanhua; Hou, Yuanjun; Li, Chao; Jiang, Guoyu; Zhang, Baowen; Zhou, Qianxiong; Wang, Xuesong

    2015-04-28

    A series of six Ru(arene) complexes, [(η(6)-p-cymene)Ru(dpb)(py-R)](2+) (1-6, dpb = 2,3-bis(2-pyridyl)benzoquinoxaline, py-R = 4-substituted pyridine, R = N(CH3)2, NH2, OCH3, H, COOCH3 and NO2), were synthesized and their photochemical and photobiological properties were compared in detail. The electron push/pull character of the R groups has a significant impact on both ligand photodissociation and (1)O2 generation of the complexes. The photoinduced DNA covalent binding capabilities increase from 1 to 6 under both aerobic and anaerobic conditions, and DNA photocleavage occurs simultaneously in aerobic environments. 4 has the most potent phototoxicity against human lung carcinoma A549 cells among the examined complexes. The substituent effect may be ascribed to the influences of the R groups on the energy levels of (3)MC and (3)MLCT states as well as the energy gaps between (3)MC, (3)MLCT and dpb-based (3)IL states. Similar chemical modification on bidentate and arene ligands or other sites of the pyridine ligand may lead to more efficient agents with PDT and/or PACT activities. PMID:25797273

  16. Synthesis and structures of O-anthrylmethyl-substituted hexahomotrioxacalix[3]arenes

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    Jiang, Xue-Kai; Ikejiri, Yusuke; Ni, Xi-Long; Zeng, Xi; Redshaw, Carl; Yamato, Takehiko

    2016-09-01

    O-Alkylation of 7,15,23-tri-tert-butyl-25,26,27-trihydroxy-2,3,10,11,18,19-hexahomo-3,11,19-trioxacalix[3]arene (1H3) with 9-chloromethylanthracene 5 was carried out under different reaction conditions. Variation of the number of anthrylmethyl group introduced at the phenolic rim of hexahomotrioxacalix[3]arene 1H3 was achieved through selective O-alkylation using stoichiometric amounts of 9-chloromethylanthracene 5 in acetone to afford the mono-O-alkylated product 2H2An, the di-O-alkylated product 3HAn2 and the tri-O-alkylated product partial-cone-4An3, respectively. Interestingly, by using an acetone/benzene (1:1 v/v) mixed solvent system, the cone-4An3 was successfully synthesized. These results suggest that the solvent can also control the conformation of the O-alkylation products. The possible reaction routes of the cone-4An3 and partial-cone-4An3 are also discussed.

  17. Thin-skinned mass-wasting responsible for edifice-wide deformation at Arenal Volcano

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    Ebmeier, Susanna; Biggs, Juliet; Muller, Cyril; Avard, Geoffroy

    2014-12-01

    The shape and stability of a volcano’s edifice depends on the relationship between eruption rate and the loss or redistribution of material due to erosion, mass-wasting or deformation. This work provides measurements of deformation and shallow mass-wasting at a stratovolcano immediately after an extended period of growth, and demonstrates that high rates of deformation can be associated with shallow edifice processes. We measure displacements and surface property changes on the upper flanks of Arenal, Costa Rica, after a ~40 year period of edifice growth. We present high-resolution satellite radar imagery of the 2011-2013 period that provides evidence of frequent rockfalls and of at least 16 slow-moving, shallow landslides (estimated to be 5-11 m thick, total volume = 2.4×107 m3 DRE). The 2012 Nicoya Earthquake (Mw 7.4) had no measurable impact on the velocities of sliding units at Arenal, but did result in an increase in the area affected by rockfall.

  18. Photo-induced DNA cleavage and cytotoxicity of a ruthenium(II) arene anticancer complex.

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    Brabec, Viktor; Pracharova, Jitka; Stepankova, Jana; Sadler, Peter J; Kasparkova, Jana

    2016-07-01

    We report DNA cleavage by ruthenium(II) arene anticancer complex [(η(6)-p-terp)Ru(II)(en)Cl](+) (p-terp=para-terphenyl, en=1,2-diaminoethane, complex 1) after its photoactivation by UVA and visible light, and the toxic effects of photoactivated 1 in cancer cells. It was shown in our previous work (T. Bugarcic et al., J. Med. Chem. 51 (2008) 5310-5319) that this complex exhibits promising toxic effects in several human tumor cell lines and concomitantly its DNA binding mode involves combined intercalative and monofunctional (coordination) binding modes. We demonstrate in the present work that when photoactivated by UVA or visible light, 1 efficiently photocleaves DNA, also in hypoxic media. Studies of the mechanism underlying DNA cleavage by photoactivated 1 reveal that the photocleavage reaction does not involve generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), although contribution of singlet oxygen ((1)O2) to the DNA photocleavage process cannot be entirely excluded. Notably, the mechanism of DNA photocleavage by 1 appears to involve a direct modification of mainly those guanine residues to which 1 is coordinatively bound. As some tumors are oxygen-deficient and cytotoxic effects of photoactivated ruthenium compounds containing {Ru(η(6)-arene)}(2+) do not require the presence of oxygen, this class of ruthenium complexes may be considered potential candidate agents for improved photodynamic anticancer chemotherapy. PMID:26778426

  19. Palladium-catalysed norbornene-mediated C-H functionalization of arenes

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    Ye, Juntao; Lautens, Mark

    2015-11-01

    The Catellani reaction -- a palladium-catalysed C-H functionalization reaction mediated by norbornene -- was first reported in 1997. The capacity to functionalize both the ortho and ipso positions of aryl halides in a single transformation held great appeal. We reported an annulative Catellani reaction in 2000. Since then, our two groups have explored the synthetic utility of this reaction and dramatic progress has been made by a number of groups in the past five years. Whereas the original Catellani reaction uses Pd(0) catalysts, recent studies have shown that Pd(II) catalysts can be used in combination with norbornene to effect (1) direct 2-alkylation of indoles and pyrroles and (2) selective meta-C-H functionalization of arenes bearing commonly used ortho-directing groups, thereby opening new avenues for future research. We describe the most recent developments concerning the Pd-catalysed norbornene-mediated C-H functionalization of arenes, including applications in natural products synthesis. We outline challenges and future opportunities.

  20. Integrated velocity field from ground and satellite geodetic techniques: application to Arenal volcano

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    Muller, Cyril; del Potro, Rodrigo; Biggs, Juliet; Gottsmann, Joachim; Ebmeier, Susanna K.; Guillaume, Sébastien; Cattin, Paul-Henri; Van der Laat, Rodolfo

    2015-02-01

    Measurements of ground deformation can be used to identify and interpret geophysical processes occurring at volcanoes. Most studies rely on a single geodetic technique, or fit a geophysical model to the results of multiple geodetic techniques. Here we present a methodology that combines GPS, Total Station measurements and InSAR into a single reference frame to produce an integrated 3-D geodetic velocity surface without any prior geophysical assumptions. The methodology consists of five steps: design of the network, acquisition and processing of the data, spatial integration of the measurements, time series computation and finally the integration of spatial and temporal measurements. The most significant improvements of this method are (1) the reduction of the required field time, (2) the unambiguous detection of outliers, (3) an increased measurement accuracy and (4) the construction of a 3-D geodetic velocity field. We apply this methodology to ongoing motion on Arenal's western flank. Integration of multiple measurement techniques at Arenal volcano revealed a deformation field that is more complex than that described by individual geodetic techniques, yet remains consistent with previous studies. This approach can be applied to volcano monitoring worldwide and has the potential to be extended to incorporate other geodetic techniques and to study transient deformation.

  1. Radiosensitisation of human colorectal cancer cells by ruthenium(II) arene anticancer complexes

    PubMed Central

    Carter, R; Westhorpe, A; Romero, MJ; Habtemariam, A; Gallevo, CR; Bark, Y; Menezes, N; Sadler, PJ; Sharma, RA

    2016-01-01

    Some of the largest improvements in clinical outcomes for patients with solid cancers observed over the past 3 decades have been from concurrent treatment with chemotherapy and radiotherapy (RT). The lethal effects of RT on cancer cells arise primarily from damage to DNA. Ruthenium (Ru) is a transition metal of the platinum group, with potentially less toxicity than platinum drugs. We postulated that ruthenium-arene complexes are radiosensitisers when used in combination with RT. We screened 14 ruthenium-arene complexes and identified AH54 and AH63 as supra-additive radiosensitisers by clonogenic survival assays and isobologram analyses. Both complexes displayed facial chirality. At clinically relevant doses of RT, radiosensitisation of cancer cells by AH54 and AH63 was p53-dependent. Radiation enhancement ratios for 5–10 micromolar drug concentrations ranged from 1.19 to 1.82. In p53-wildtype cells, both drugs induced significant G2 cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. Colorectal cancer cells deficient in DNA damage repair proteins, EME1 and MUS81, were significantly more sensitive to both agents. Both drugs were active in cancer cell lines displaying acquired resistance to oxaliplatin or cisplatin. Our findings broaden the potential scope for these drugs for use in cancer therapy, including combination with radiotherapy to treat colorectal cancer. PMID:26867983

  2. Palladium-catalysed norbornene-mediated C-H functionalization of arenes.

    PubMed

    Ye, Juntao; Lautens, Mark

    2015-11-01

    The Catellani reaction--a palladium-catalysed C-H functionalization reaction mediated by norbornene--was first reported in 1997. The capacity to functionalize both the ortho and ipso positions of aryl halides in a single transformation held great appeal. We reported an annulative Catellani reaction in 2000. Since then, our two groups have explored the synthetic utility of this reaction and dramatic progress has been made by a number of groups in the past five years. Whereas the original Catellani reaction uses Pd(0) catalysts, recent studies have shown that Pd(II) catalysts can be used in combination with norbornene to effect (1) direct 2-alkylation of indoles and pyrroles and (2) selective meta-C-H functionalization of arenes bearing commonly used ortho-directing groups, thereby opening new avenues for future research. We describe the most recent developments concerning the Pd-catalysed norbornene-mediated C-H functionalization of arenes, including applications in natural products synthesis. We outline challenges and future opportunities. PMID:26492005

  3. Selective and effective binding of pillar[5,6]arenes toward secondary ammonium salts with a weakly coordinating counteranion.

    PubMed

    Li, Chunju; Shu, Xiaoyan; Li, Jian; Fan, Jiazeng; Chen, Zhenxia; Weng, Linhong; Jia, Xueshun

    2012-08-17

    The selective and effective binding of secondary ammoniums with a weakly coordinating tetrakis[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]borate (BArF) counteranion by per-ethylated pillar[5,6]arenes is reported. The construction of a first pillararene-based self-sorting system consisting of two wheels and two axles is also described. PMID:22866893

  4. Direct Synthesis of 5-Aryl Barbituric Acids by Rhodium(II)-Catalyzed Reactions of Arenes with Diazo Compounds**

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    Best, Daniel; Burns, David J; Lam, Hon Wai

    2015-01-01

    A commercially available rhodium(II) complex catalyzes the direct arylation of 5-diazobarbituric acids with arenes, allowing straightforward access to 5-aryl barbituric acids. Free N—H groups are tolerated on the barbituric acid, with no complications arising from N—H insertion processes. This method was applied to the concise synthesis of a potent matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitor. PMID:25959544

  5. Adsorption of remazol yellow FG from aqueous solution on chitosan-linked P-T-Butylcalix[4]Arene

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    Suci Handayani, Desi; Purnawan, Candra; Pranoto; Hastuti, Sri; Hilmiyana, Diniyah

    2016-02-01

    Chitosan-liked p-t-butylcalix[4]arene can be applied as an adsorbent of dye Remazol Yellow FG because it has an active group of hydroxy (-OH) and amine (-NH2). Adsorption had done by comparing to chitosan. Adsorption was carried out in a batch system. Several variables including pH, contact time, and initial concentration of dye Remazol Yellow FG were determined. The optimum adsorption conditions of dye Remazol Yellow FG by chitosan dan chitosan-liked p-t-butylcalix[4]arene occurred at pH 4 and a contact time of 135 minutes. The adsorption kinetics of dye Remazol Yellow FG using chitosan and chitosan-liked p-t- butylcalix[4]arene followed Ho kinetics model, pseudo-second order and the rate constant of adsorption was 2.42 x 10-4 g/mg.menit and 3.63 x 10-4 g/mg.menit. The isothermal study showed that adsorption of dye Remazol Yellow FG using chitosan and chitosan-liked p-t- butylcalix[4]arene tends to follow the Langmuir isotherm, with adsorption energy was 24.92 kJ/mol and 32.21 kJ/mol.

  6. Why Aren't We There Yet? Taking Personal Responsibility for Creating an Inclusive Campus. An ACPA Publication

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    Arminio, Jan, Ed.; Torres, Vasti, Ed.; Pope, Raechele L., Ed.

    2012-01-01

    Despite seeming endless debate and public attention given to the issue for several decades, those committed to creating welcoming and engaging campus environments for all students recognize that there is considerably more work to be done, and ask "Why aren't we there yet, and when will we be done?" While our campuses have evolved from being…

  7. Ditopic CMPO-pillar[5]arenes as unique receptors for efficient separation of americium(III) and europium(III).

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    Fang, Yuyu; Yuan, Xiangyang; Wu, Lei; Peng, Zhiyong; Feng, Wen; Liu, Ning; Xu, Dingguo; Li, Shoujian; Sengupta, Arijit; Mohapatra, Prasanta K; Yuan, Lihua

    2015-03-11

    A unique host-guest recognition process involving a new class of homoditopic CMPO-pillar[5]arenes and lanthanides was revealed to proceed in a stepwise manner, and correlated with the efficient separation of americium(III) and europium(III) under acidic feed conditions. PMID:25671799

  8. Ti(IV)-catalyzed cascade synthesis of tetrahydrofuro[3,2-d]oxazole from arene-1,4-diones.

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    Li, Gang; Li, Li; Huang, Haihong; Yin, Dali

    2015-04-21

    A tetrahydrofuro[3,2-d]oxazole scaffold was synthesized efficiently and stereoselectively. The tandem ionic hydrogenation, ketalization, and intramolecular cyclization of arene-1,4-diones with a combination of TiCl4/Et3SiH give facile access to tetrahydrofuro[3,2-d]oxazole derivatives in good yields at room temperature. PMID:25777364

  9. Self-assembly of amphiphilic anionic calix[4]arenes and encapsulation of poorly soluble naproxen and flurbiprofen.

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    Barbera, Lucia; Gattuso, Giuseppe; Kohnke, Franz H; Notti, Anna; Pappalardo, Sebastiano; Parisi, Melchiorre F; Pisagatti, Ilenia; Patanè, Salvatore; Micali, Norberto; Villari, Valentina

    2015-06-21

    Supramolecular aggregates formed through the association of an amphiphilic tetra-O-butylsulfonate calix[4]arene 1 were investigated in aqueous solution by a combination of different techniques (NMR, DLS and AFM). The ability of the micellar aggregates of calixarene 1 to increase the solubility of poorly water-soluble drugs was studied. PMID:25994422

  10. p-tert-Butyltetrathiatetramercaptocalix[4]arene as a sulfur-rich platform for molybdenum, tungsten and nickel.

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    Buccella, Daniela; Parkin, Gerard

    2009-01-21

    p-tert-Butyltetrathiatetramercaptocalix[4]arene, [S(4)Calix(Bu(t))(SH)(4)], reacts with Mo(PMe(3))(6), W(PMe(3))(4)(eta(2)-CH(2)PMe(2))H and Ni(PMe(3))(4) to yield molybdenum, tungsten and nickel compounds in a sulfur-rich coordination environment. PMID:19209305

  11. Tuning Reactivity and Site Selectivity of Simple Arenes in C–H Activation: Ortho-Arylation of Anisoles via Arene–Metal π-Complexation

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    2014-01-01

    Current approaches to achieve site selectivity in the C–H activation of arenes involve the use of directing groups or highly electron-poor arenes. In contrast, simple arenes, such as anisole, are characterized by poor reactivity and selectivity. We report that π-complexation to a Cr(CO)3 unit enhances the reactivity of anisoles providing an unprecedented ortho-selective arylation. This mild methodology can be used for the late stage functionalization of bioactive compounds containing the anisole motif, allowing the construction of novel organic scaffolds with few synthetic steps. PMID:25510851

  12. [Cu(NHC)]-Catalyzed C-H Allylation and Alkenylation of both Electron-Deficient and Electron-Rich (Hetero)arenes with Allyl Halides.

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    Xie, Weilong; Chang, Sukbok

    2016-01-26

    New reactivity of a [Cu(NHC)] (NHC=N-heterocyclic carbene) catalyst is disclosed for the efficient C-H allylation of polyfluoroarenes using allyl halides in benzene at room temperature. The same catalyst system also promotes an isomerization-induced alkenylation of initially the generated allyl arenes when the reaction is run in tetrahydrofuran. Significantly, not only electron-deficient but also electron-rich (hetero)arenes undergo this double-bond migration process, thus leading to alkenylated products. The present system features mild reaction conditions, broad scope with respect to the arene substrates and allyl halide reactants, good functional-group tolerance, and high stereoselectivity. PMID:26695120

  13. Field reconnaissance of the effects of the earthquake of April 13, 1973, near Laguna de Arenal, Costa Rica

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    Plafker, George

    1973-01-01

    At about 3:34 a.m. on April 13, 1973, a moderate-sized, but widely-felt, earthquake caused extensive damage with loss of 23 lives in a rural area of about 150 km2 centered just south of Laguna de Arenal in northwestern Costa Rica (fig. 1). This report summarizes the results of the writer's reconnaissance investigation of the area that was affected by the earthquake of April 13, 1973. A 4-day field study of the meizoseismal area was carried out during the period from April 28 through May 1 under the auspices of the U.S. Geological Survey. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate geologic factors that contributed to the damage and loss of life. The earthquake was also of special interest because of the possibility that it was accompanied by surface faulting comparable to that which occurred at Managua, Nicaragua, during the disastrous earthquake of December 23, 1972 (Brown, Ward, and Plafker, 1973). Such earthquake-related surface faulting can provide scientifically valuable information on active tectonic processes at shallow depths within the Middle America arc. Also, identification of active faults in this area is of considerable practical importance because of the planned construction of a major hydroelectrical facility within the meizoseismal area by the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (I.C.E.). The project would involve creation of a storage reservoir within the Laguna de Arenal basin and part of the Río Arenal valley with a 75 m-high earthfill dam across Río Arenal at a point about 10 km east of the outlet of Laguna de Arenal.

  14. Complex behavior and source model of the tremor at Arenal volcano, Costa Rica

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    Lesage, Philippe; Mora, Mauricio M.; Alvarado, Guillermo E.; Pacheco, Javier; Métaxian, Jean-Philippe

    2006-09-01

    Typical records of volcanic tremor and explosion quakes at Arenal volcano are analyzed with a high-resolution time-frequency method. The main characteristics of these seismic signals are: (1) numerous regularly spaced spectral peaks including both odd and even overtones; (2) frequency gliding in the range [0.9-2] Hz of the fundamental peak; (3) frequency jumps with either positive or negative increments; (4) tremor episodes with two simultaneous systems of spectral peaks affected by independent frequency gliding; (5) progressive transitions between spasmodic tremor and harmonic tremor; (6) lack of clear and systematic relationship between the occurrence of explosions and tremor. Some examples of alternation between two states of oscillation characterized by different fundamental frequencies are also observed. Some tremor and explosion codas are characterized by acoustic and seismic waves with identical spectral content and frequency gliding, which suggests a common excitation process. We propose a source model for the tremor at Arenal in which intermittent gas flow through fractures produces repetitive pressure pulses. The repeating period of the pulses is stabilized by a feedback mechanism associated with standing or traveling waves in the magmatic conduit. The pressure pulses generate acoustic waves in the atmosphere and act as excitation of the interface waves in the conduit. When the repeating period of the pulses is stable enough, they produce regularly spaced spectral peaks by the Dirac comb effect and hence harmonic tremor. When the period stability is lost, because of failures in the feedback mechanism, the tremor becomes spasmodic. The proposed source model of tremor is similar to the sound emission process of a clarinet. Fractures in the solid or viscous layer capping the lava pool in the crater act as the clarinet reed, and the conduit filled with low velocity bubbly magma is equivalent to the pipe of the musical instrument. The frequency gliding is

  15. Reversible formation of supramolecular polymer networks via orthogonal pillar[10]arene-based host-guest interactions and metal ion coordinations.

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    Wu, Lintao; Han, Chun; Wu, Xi; Wang, Lei; Caochen, Yaozi; Jing, Xiaobi

    2015-12-21

    Supramolecular polymer networks, assembled via the combination of orthogonal terpyridine-Zn(2+), carbene-Ag(+), and pillar[10]arene/alkyl chain recognition motifs, exhibit dynamic properties responsive to various external stimuli. PMID:26569051

  16. Facile and efficient formation and dissociation of a pseudo[2]rotaxane by a slippage approach using pillar[5]arene-based cyclic host liquid and solvent.

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    Ogoshi, Tomoki; Tamura, Yuko; Yamafuji, Daiki; Aoki, Takamichi; Yamagishi, Tada-Aki

    2016-08-11

    A pillar[5]arene-based pseudo[2]rotaxane was synthesized using a slippage method by only heating an axle with bulky valine derivative ends in a cyclic host liquid (CHL), which is liquid at room temperature. The pseudo[2]rotaxane synthesized in a CHL can be converted back to the starting components, i.e., the pillar[5]arene wheel and the axle, by heating in a solvent. PMID:27471989

  17. Troponate/Aminotroponate Ruthenium-Arene Complexes: Synthesis, Structure, and Ligand-Tuned Mechanistic Pathway for Direct C-H Bond Arylation with Aryl Chlorides in Water.

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    Dwivedi, Ambikesh D; Binnani, Chinky; Tyagi, Deepika; Rawat, Kuber S; Li, Pei-Zhou; Zhao, Yanli; Mobin, Shaikh M; Pathak, Biswarup; Singh, Sanjay K

    2016-07-01

    A series of water-soluble troponate/aminotroponate ruthenium(II)-arene complexes were synthesized, where O,O and N,O chelating troponate/aminotroponate ligands stabilized the piano-stool mononuclear ruthenium-arene complexes. Structural identities for two of the representating complexes were also established by single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies. These newly synthesized troponate/aminotroponate ruthenium-arene complexes enable efficient C-H bond arylation of arylpyridine in water. The unique structure-activity relationship in these complexes is the key to achieve efficient direct C-H bond arylation of arylpyridine. Moreover, the steric bulkiness of the carboxylate additives systematically directs the selectivity toward mono- versus diarylation of arylpyridines. Detailed mechanistic studies were performed using mass-spectral studies including identification of several key cyclometalated intermediates. These studies provided strong support for an initial cycloruthenation driven by carbonate-assisted deprotonation of 2-phenylpyridine, where the relative strength of η(6)-arene and the troponate/aminotroponate ligand drives the formation of cyclometalated 2-phenylpyridine Ru-arene species, [(η(6)-arene)Ru(κ(2)-C,N-phenylpyridine) (OH2)](+) by elimination of troponate/aminotroponate ligands and retaining η(6)-arene, while cyclometalated 2-phenylpyridine Ru-troponate/aminotroponate species [(κ (2)-troponate/aminotroponate)Ru(κ(2)-C,N-phenylpyridine)(OH2)2] was generated by decoordination of η(6)-arene ring during initial C-H bond activation of 2-phenylpyridine. Along with the experimental mass-spectral evidence, density functional theory calculation also supports the formation of such species for these complexes. Subsequently, these cycloruthenated products activate aryl chloride by facile oxidative addition to generate C-H arylated products. PMID:27305143

  18. Synthesis of two distinct pyrrole moiety-containing arenes from nitroanilines using Paal-Knorr followed by an indium-mediated reaction.

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    Kim, Byeong Hyo; Bae, Seolhee; Go, Ahra; Lee, Hyunseung; Gong, Cheoloh; Lee, Byung Min

    2016-01-01

    Synthesis of arenes substituted with two differently substituted-pyrrole moieties was investigated. A Paal-Knorr condensation reaction of nitroanilines with 1,4-diketone to nitrophenyl-1H-pyrroles followed by an indium-mediated reduction-triggered coupling reaction with another kind of 1,4-diketone resulted in two distinct pyrrole-containing arenes, variously substituted 1-((1H-pyrrol-1-yl)phenyl)-1H-pyrroles, in reasonable yield. PMID:26593044

  19. Conformational features of an actuator containing calix[4]arene and thiophene: a molecular dynamics study.

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    Zanuy, David; Casanovas, Jordi; Aleman, Carlos

    2006-05-25

    Molecular dynamics simulations have been performed for poly(calix[4]arene bis(bithiophene)) in dichloromethane solution. This material responds to its electronic structure variations with significant conformational changes, producing contraction-expansion movements. Simulations have been performed for the three states of this molecular actuator (reduced, oxidized-nondeprotonated, and oxidized-deprotonated), a specific force-field being developed for each case. Results, which are fully consistent with previous ab initio quantum mechanical calculations on an isolated actuating unit, have revealed important findings about the dynamics of the system. Analyses of the flexibility/rigidity of the molecular chain with the state, the interaction of the polymer with the solvent molecules and the influence of environmental factors (as the viscosity of solvent, the counterions and the thermal agitation) on the dynamics have provided important insights to the actuation mechanism. PMID:16706442

  20. Calix[4]arene Based Dual Fluorescent Sensor for Al(3+) and S2O7 (2.).

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    Memon, Shahabuddin; Bhatti, Ashfaque Ali; Bhatti, Asif Ali; Ocak, Ümmühan; Ocak, Miraç

    2016-09-01

    Specific functionalized calix[4]arene based fluorescent chemosensor was synthesized for cations and anions binding efficiency examination. Receptor C4MA displayed strong affinity for Al(3+)and S2O7 (2-) with enhanced fluorescence intensity. The selective response of C4MA was investigated in the presence of different co-existing competing ions. The limit of detection (LOD) of Al(3+)and S2O7 (2-) was calculated as 2.8 × 10(-6) M and 2.6 × 10(-7) M respectively. Sensor C4MA forms (1:1) stoichiometric complex with both Al(3+) and S2O7 (2-) and their binding constants were calculated as 12.1 × 10(4) and 8.3 × 10(3) respectively. Complexes were also characterized through FT-IR spectroscopy. Graphical Abstract ᅟ. PMID:27324953

  1. Conformational changes of a calix[8]arene derivative at the air-water interface.

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    de Miguel, Gustavo; Pedrosa, José M; Martín-Romero, María T; Muñoz, Eulogia; Richardson, Tim H; Camacho, Luis

    2005-03-10

    The particular behavior of a p-tert-butyl calix[8]arene derivative (C8A) has been studied at the air-water interface using surface pressure-area isotherms, surface potential-area isotherms, film relaxation measurements, Brewster angle microscopy (BAM), and infrared spectroscopy for Langmuir-Blodgett films. Thus, it is observed that the properties of the film, for example, isotherms, domain formation, and FTIR spectra, recorded during the first compression cycle differ appreciably from those during the second compression and following cycles. The results obtained are interpreted on the basis of the conformational changes of the C8A molecules by surface pressure, allowing us to inquire into the inter- and intramolecular interactions (hydrogen bonds) of those molecules. Thus, the compression induces changes in the kind of hydrogen bonds from intra- and intermolecular with other C8A molecules to hydrogen bonds with water molecules. PMID:16851456

  2. Tetranuclear manganese(II) complexes of sulfonylcalix[4]arene macrocycles: synthesis, structure, spectroscopic and magnetic properties.

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    Lamouchi, Meriem; Jeanneau, Erwann; Pillonnet, Anne; Brioude, Arnaud; Martini, Matteo; Stéphan, Olivier; Meganem, Faouzi; Novitchi, Ghenadie; Luneau, Dominique; Desroches, Cédric

    2012-03-01

    Two tetranuclear manganese(II) complexes {K(+)[Mn(4)(ThiaSO(2))(2)(OH)](-)} (1) and {K(+)[Mn(4)(ThiaSO(2))(2)(F)](-)} (2) have been synthesized under solvothermal conditions in methanol with p-tert-butylsulfonylcalix[4]arene (ThiaSO(2)). For both complexes, the structure has been established from single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The two complexes are best described as manganese squares sandwiched between two thiacalixarene macrocycles. In both complexes, in the center of the square formed by the four manganese(II) atoms, the unexpected presence of μ(4)-OH(-) or μ(4)-F(-) gives a negative charge to the cluster. The two tetranuclear complexes exhibit strong orange luminescence behavior resulting from the symbiosis between the ThiaSO(2) and the Mn(2+). Despite similar chemical formulation, (1) and (2) present difference in emission intensity and lifetime τ. PMID:22266843

  3. Survey on the complexation character of p-sulfonatocalix[n]arenes and Caffeic acid

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    Chao, Jianbin; Liu, Yuhong; Zhang, Yan; Wang, Yu; Zhao, Wei; Zhang, Bingtai

    2014-11-01

    In this work the inclusion complex formation of Caffeic acid (CA) with p-sulfonatocalix[n]arenes (SCXn, n = 4, 6, 8) is reported aiming to improve the antioxidant activity, thermal stability and photostability properties of CA. Evidence for the formation was obtained using fluorescence spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), pulsed field gradient NMR (PFG-NMR), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and scanning electron microphotographs (SEM). Experimental conditions including concentrations of SCXn and pH were investigated for the inclusion formation in detail. The results showed that CA was able to form inclusion complexes with SCXn in a molar ratio of 1:1, and the formation constants were varied with the pH conditions. NMR spectroscopy indicated that both the aromatic ring and the vinyl group of CA were partially covered by SCXn.

  4. Synthesis and evaluation of novel tetrapropoxycalix[4]arene enones and cinnamates for protection from ultraviolet radiation.

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    Chawla, H M; Pant, Nalin; Kumar, Satish; Mrig, Sarika; Srivastava, Bindu; Kumar, Naresh; Black, D Stc

    2011-10-01

    A series of novel calix[4]arene enones (5-7) and cinnamates (12-14) have been synthesized and evaluated for ensuring protection from ultraviolet radiation (UVR). Spectroscopic analyses has revealed that compound 6 absorbs ultraviolet radiations between 280 and 350 nm with an absorption maximum at 312 nm. Its molar absorption coefficient (ε) (>5 × 10(4)M(-1)cm(-1)) and bandwidth are larger than those for the commercially used sun protectants (oxybenzone (OB), 2-ethylhexyl 4-methoxycinnamate (OMC) and avobenzone). The in vitro Sun Protection Factor (SPF) measurement revealed an SPF of 5.2 at 2% concentration of 6 in home made emulsion formulations while combination of 2% each of 6 and OMC gave an SPF of 8.8. Lower sun protection seems to be compensated by significant protection from more harmful UVA radiations (UVA/UVB absorbance ratio of 0.62). PMID:21803597

  5. The Olefin Metathesis Reactions Combined with Organo-Iron Arene Activation Towards Dendrimers, and Polymers

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    Astruc, Didier; Martinez, Victor

    The subjects treated in the two lectures of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summer course are (1) the combination of arene activation and perfunctionalization using organo-iron chemistry with olefin metathesis incuding metathesis of dendritic polyolefin molecules; (2) the synthesis of metallodendritic benzylidene complexes that catalyse ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) under ambient conditions and the formation of dendritic stars; (3) the use of stoichiometric and catalytic electron-transfer processes with standard reservoirs of electrons (reductants) or electron holes (oxidants) iron complexes to achieve noteworthy metathesis reactions or synthesize compounds that are useful in metathesis. Only the two first topics are treated in this chapter, and interested readers can find references concerning the third aspect called in the introduction and subsequently cited in the reference list.

  6. Calix[4]arene coated QCM sensors for detection of VOC emissions: Methylene chloride sensing studies.

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    Temel, Farabi; Tabakci, Mustafa

    2016-06-01

    This paper describes the sensing studies of QCM sensors with coated some calixarene derivatives bearing different functional groups for some selected Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) such as acetone, acetonitrile, carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, methylene chloride (MC), N,N-dimethylformamide, 1,4-dioxane, ethanol, ethyl acetate, xylene, methanol, n-hexane and toluene. The initial experiments have revealed that whole the calix[4]arene modified QCM sensors exhibited strongest sensing ability to MC emissions. Thus, the detailed studies were performed for only MC emissions after the determination of relatively more effective calix-coated QCM sensors for MC emissions in aqueous media. The results demonstrated that QCM sensor coated with calix-7 bearing both amino and imidazole groups was most useful sensor for MC emissions with 54.1ppm of detection limit. Moreover, it was understood that cyclic structures, H-bonding capabilities and also good preorganization properties of calixarene derivatives played an important role in VOC sensing processes. PMID:27130112

  7. Calix(6)arene carboxylate derivative for solvent extraction separation of iron(III).

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    Khandwe, R M; Khopkar, S M

    1998-08-01

    Hexaacetatocalix(6)arene was used for the solvent extraction of iron(III). About 7.5x10(-2) M extractant was used at pH 7.0 for the quantitative extraction of iron(III). The metal from the organic phase was stripped with 1.0 M hydrochloric acid and determined spectrophotometrically as its thiocyanate complex at 480 nm. Iron(III) was separated from large excesses of alkali and alkaline earths in the ratio 1:20. The transition and main group elements were tolerated in the ratio 1:10. The method was extended for the analysis of iron from its mineral, alloy and pharmaceutical preparation. The method is reproducible with SD+/-1.10%. PMID:18967172

  8. Antiproliferative activity of ruthenium(ii) arene complexes with mono- and bidentate pyridine-based ligands.

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    Richter, Stefan; Singh, Sushma; Draca, Dijana; Kate, Anup; Kumbhar, Anupa; Kumbhar, Avinash S; Maksimovic-Ivanic, Danijela; Mijatovic, Sanja; Lönnecke, Peter; Hey-Hawkins, Evamarie

    2016-08-16

    A series of Ru(II) arene complexes of mono- and bidentate N-donor ligands with carboxyl or ester groups and chlorido ancillary ligands were synthesised and structurally characterised. The complexes have a distorted tetrahedral piano-stool geometry. The binding interaction was studied with calf thymus DNA (CT-DNA) by absorption titration, viscosity measurement, thermal melting, circular dichroism, ethidium bromide displacement assay and DNA cleavage of plasmid DNA (pBR322), investigated by gel electrophoresis. The dichlorido complexes bind covalently to DNA in the dark, similar to cisplatin, while the monochlorido complexes bind covalently on irradiation, similar to cisplatin analogues. The compounds are selectively cytotoxic against several tumour cell lines and show specific nonlinear correlation between dose and activity. This phenomenon is closely related to their potential to act preferentially as inhibitors of cell division. PMID:27264161

  9. Enhancement of cytotoxicity by combining pyrenyl-dendrimers and arene ruthenium metallacages.

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    Pitto-Barry, Anaïs; Zava, Olivier; Dyson, Paul J; Deschenaux, Robert; Therrien, Bruno

    2012-07-01

    Three generations of pyrenyl bis-MPA dendrimers with two different end-groups, acetonide (pyr(Gn)) or alcohol (pyr(Gn-OH)) (n = 1-3), were synthesized, and the pyrenyl group of the dendritic molecules was encapsulated in the arene ruthenium metallacages, [Ru(6)(p-cymene)(6)(OO∩OO)(3)(tpt)(2)](6+) (OO∩OO = 5,8-dioxydo-1,4-naphtaquinonato (donq) [1](6+) and 6,11-dioxydo-5,12-naphtacenedionato (dotq) [2](6+); tpt =2,4,6-tri(pyridin-4-yl)-1,3,5-triazine). The host-guest properties of [guest⊂1](6+) and [guest⊂2](6+) were studied in solution by NMR and UV-vis spectroscopic methods, thus allowing the determination of the affinity constants. Moreover, the cytotoxicity of these water-soluble host-guest systems and the pyrenyl-dendrimers was evaluated on human ovarian cancer cells. PMID:22716166

  10. Pillar[5]arene-Based Glycoclusters: Synthesis and Multivalent Binding to Pathogenic Bacterial Lectins.

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    Buffet, Kevin; Nierengarten, Iwona; Galanos, Nicolas; Gillon, Emilie; Holler, Michel; Imberty, Anne; Matthews, Susan E; Vidal, Sébastien; Vincent, Stéphane P; Nierengarten, Jean-François

    2016-02-24

    The synthesis of pillar[5]arene-based glycoclusters has been readily achieved by CuAAC conjugations of azido- and alkyne-functionalized precursors. The lectin binding properties of the resulting glycosylated multivalent ligands have been studied by at least two complementary techniques to provide a good understanding. Three lectins were selected from bacterial pathogens based on their potential therapeutic applications as anti-adhesives, namely LecA and LecB from Pseudomonas aeruginosa and BambL from Burkholderia ambifaria. As a general trend, multivalency improved the binding to lectins and a higher affinity can be obtained by increasing to a certain limit the length of the spacer arm between the carbohydrate subunits and the central macrocyclic core. PMID:26845383

  11. Catalytic synthesis of n-alkyl arenes through alkyl group cross-metathesis.

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    Dobereiner, Graham E; Yuan, Jian; Schrock, Richard R; Goldman, Alan S; Hackenberg, Jason D

    2013-08-28

    n-Alkyl arenes were prepared in a one-pot tandem dehydrogenation/olefin metathesis/hydrogenation sequence directly from alkanes and ethylbenzene. Excellent selectivity was observed when ((tBu)PCP)IrH2 was paired with tungsten monoaryloxide pyrrolide complexes such as W(NAr)(C3H6)(pyr)(OHIPT) (1a) [Ar = 2,6-i-Pr2C6H3; pyr = pyrrolide; OHIPT = 2,6-(2,4,6-i-Pr3C6H2)2C6H3O]. Complex 1a was also especially active in n-octane self-metathesis, providing the highest product concentrations reported to date. The thermal stability of selected olefin metathesis catalysts allowed elevated temperatures and extended reaction times to be employed. PMID:23909821

  12. Interplay of ortho- with spiro-cyclisation during iminyl radical closures onto arenes and heteroarenes

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    2013-01-01

    Summary Sensitised photolyses of ethoxycarbonyl oximes of aromatic and heteroaromatic ketones yielded iminyl radicals, which were characterised by EPR spectroscopy. Iminyls with suitably placed arene or heteroarene acceptors underwent cyclisations yielding phenanthridine-type products from ortho-additions. For benzofuran and benzothiophene acceptors, spiro-cyclisation predominated at low temperatures, but thermodynamic control ensured ortho-products, benzofuro- or benzothieno-isoquinolines, formed at higher temperatures. Estimates by steady-state kinetic EPR established that iminyl radical cyclisations onto aromatics took place about an order of magnitude more slowly than prototypical C-centred radicals. The cyclisation energetics were investigated by DFT computations, which gave insights into factors influencing the two cyclisation modes. PMID:23766822

  13. Through-Space Effects of Substituents Dominate Molecular Electrostatic Potentials of Substituted Arenes

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    Wheeler, Steven E.; Houk, K. N.

    2009-01-01

    Model systems have been studied using density functional theory to assess the contributions of π-resonance and through-space effects on electrostatic potentials of substituted arenes. The results contradict the widespread assumption that changes in molecular ESPs reflect only local changes in the electron density. Substituent effects on the ESP above the molecular plane are commonly attributed to changes in the aryl π-system. We show that ESP changes for a collection of substituted benzenes and more complex aromatic systems can be accounted for mostly by through-space effects, with no change in the aryl π-electron density. Only when π-resonance effects are substantial do they influence changes in the ESP above the aromatic ring to any extent. Examples of substituted arenes studied here are taken from the fields of drug design, host-guest chemistry, and crystal engineering. These findings emphasize the potential pitfalls of assuming ESP changes reflect changes in the local electron density. Since ESP changes are frequently used to rationalize and predict intermolecular interactions, these findings have profound implications for our understanding of substituent effects in countless areas of chemistry and molecular biology. Specifically, in many non-covalent interactions there are significant, often neglected, through-space interactions with the substituents. Finally, the present results explain the perhaps unexpectedly good performance of many molecular mechanics force-fields applied to supramolecular assembly phenomena and π-π interactions in biological systems despite the neglect of the polarization of the aryl π-system by substituents. PMID:20161573

  14. Palladium-catalyzed Cs2CO3-promoted arylation of unactivated C(sp(3))-H bonds by (diacetoxyiodo)arenes: shifting the reactivity of (diacetoxyiodo)arenes from acetoxylation to arylation.

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    Gou, Quan; Zhang, Zhao-Fu; Liu, Zhi-Cheng; Qin, Jun

    2015-03-20

    PdCl2(CH3CN)2-catalyzed arylation of unactivated C(sp(3))-H bonds using (diacetoxyiodo)arenes as arylation reagents is reported. The reactivity of (diacetoxyiodo)arenes as arylation reagents is enabled in the presence of Cs2CO3 under the reaction conditions. This arylation method is highly efficient and occurs without the use of silver salt. The reaction tolerates a broad substrate scope that was not demonstrated by other silver salt-free C(sp(3))-H bond arylation conditions. The synthetic utility of the method is further illustrated in the synthesis of the psychotropic drug phenibut. A detailed mechanism study has been conducted to understand the reaction pathway. PMID:25763683

  15. The effect of temperatures and γ-ray irradiation on silica-based calix[4]arene-R14 adsorbent modified with surfactants for the adsorption of cesium from nuclear waste solution

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    Chen, Zi; Wu, Yan; Wei, Yuezhou

    2014-10-01

    1,3-[(2,4-Diethylheptylethoxy)oxy]-2,4-crown-6-Calix[4]arene(Calix[4]arene-R14), used as an extractant of Cs(I) from nitric acid, modified by dodecanol and dodecyl benzenesulfonic acid (DBS), was loaded into the pores of macroporous silica-based polymer support (SiO2-P) particles. To evaluate the stability of the adsorbent, the adsorption data at different temperatures (298-323 K) and γ-ray absorbed doses (10-200 kGy) were analyzed by the Langmuir isotherm. The minimum adsorbed amount was calculated to be 0.121 mmol g-1 at 323 K, approximately 23% reduction compared to 298 K. The maximum adsorbed amount of not-irradiated adsorbent with 0.156 mmol g-1 decreased by 20% than that irradiated in 0.5 M HNO3. The thermodynamic parameters have revealed that this adsorption reaction is an exothermic and spontaneous process. The reduction in 3 M HNO3 was about 45% by the comparison between the before- and after-irradiation. It was found that both the concentrations of HNO3 and DBS have significant influence on the degradation of the adsorbents.

  16. Phosphonium pillar[5]arenes as a new class of efficient biofilm inhibitors: importance of charge cooperativity and the pillar platform.

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    Joseph, Roymon; Kaizerman, Dana; Herzog, Ido M; Hadar, Maya; Feldman, Mark; Fridman, Micha; Cohen, Yoram

    2016-08-23

    Biofilm formation, which frequently occurs in microbial infections and often reduces the efficacy of antibiotics, also perturbs many industrial and domestic processes. We found that a new class of water soluble pillar[5]arenes bearing phosphonium moieties (1, 2) and their respective ammonium analogues (3, 4) inhibit biofilm formation with IC50 values in the range of 0.67-1.66 μM. These compounds have no antimicrobial activity, do not damage red blood cell membranes, and do not affect mammalian cell viability in culture. Comparison of the antibiofilm activities of the phosphonium-decorated pillar[5]arene derivatives 1 and 2 with their respective ammonium counterparts 3 and 4 and their monomers 5 and 6, demonstrate that while positive charges, charge cooperativity and the pillararene platform are essential for the observed antibiofilm activity the nature of the charges is not. PMID:27503150

  17. Meta-Selective CAr-H Nitration of Arenes through a Ru3(CO)12-Catalyzed Ortho-Metalation Strategy.

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    Fan, Zhoulong; Ni, Jiabin; Zhang, Ao

    2016-07-13

    The first example of transition metal-catalyzed meta-selective CAr-H nitration of arenes is described. With the use of Ru3(CO)12 as the catalyst and Cu(NO3)2·3H2O as the nitro source, a wide spectrum of arenes bearing diversified N-heterocycles or oximido as the directing groups were nitrated with meta-selectivity exclusively. Mechanism studies have demonstrated the formation of a new 18e-octahedral ruthenium species as a key ortho-CAr-H metalated intermediate, which may be responsible for the subsequent meta-selective electrophilic aromatic substitution (SEAr). Moreover, this approach provides a fast-track strategy for atom/step economical synthesis of many useful pharmaceutical molecules. PMID:27181121

  18. Selectivity of calix[4]arene-bis(benzocrown-6) in the complexation and transport of francium ion.

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    Haverlock, Tamara J; Mirzadeh, Saed; Moyer, Bruce A

    2003-02-01

    It is shown for the first time that a representative member of the "cesium-selective" calix[4]arene-crown-6 family exhibits a high affinity for Fr+ ion. In the investigation, the transport of 221Fr+ and Cs+ ions by calix[4]arene-bis(benzocrown-6) from an aqueous sodium nitrate solution into the water-immiscible diluent 1,2-dichloroethane was measured and compared to address the question of selectivity of the calix-crown-6 cavity toward alkali metal ions of increasing size. Selective separation of 221Fr+ from its parent 225Ac and from the matrix Na+ ions was demonstrated. Higher distribution ratios were obtained than those for the Cs+ ion. The extraction equilibria were determined for the case of the Cs+ ion, and the same equilibria were shown to be applicable to the case of Fr+ with inclusion of additional competitive effects. PMID:12553788

  19. Langmuir monolayers and thin films of amphifilic thiacalix[4]arenes. Properties and matrix for the immobilization of cytochrome c.

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    Solovieva, Svetlana E; Safiullin, Roman A; Kochetkov, Evgeni N; Melnikova, Nina B; Kadirov, Marsil K; Popova, Elena V; Antipin, Igor S; Konovalov, Alexander I

    2014-12-23

    Formation and properties of Langmuir films of thiacalix[4]arene (TCA) derivatives containing N-donor groups on the lower rim (Y═O(CH2)3CN; OCH2CN; NH2; OCH2ArCN-p) in 1,3-alternate conformation on aqueous subphase and solid substrates have been studied. Only tetra-cyanopropoxy-p-tert-butylthiacalix[4]arene 1 forms a typical monomolecular layer with perpendicular orientation of the macrocycle relative to the water-air interface that is able to immobilize cytochrome c in the entire range of the surface pressure. Obtained monolayers were transferred by Langmuir-Schaefer technique onto quartz, indium-tin oxide (ITO), and silicon. It was demonstrated that protein activity is retained after immobilization on the substrate. PMID:25435075

  20. Can metal ion complexation compete with the self-assembly processes of calix[4]arene amine derivatives?

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    O'Toole, Laura; Creaven, Bernadette S; McGinley, John

    2014-06-14

    Self-assembly can occur spontaneously through aryl-aryl π-stacking in solution for calix[4]arenes derivatised at both the upper and lower rims with pendant aromatic rings, including pyridine rings. It was hoped that metal ion complexation would help to control the level of self-assembly occurring in solution, by disrupting these interactions. Metal ion titration studies were carried out on 3 with various zinc salts, but it was found that even with 1 : 4 ligand to metal ratio, the self-assembly process still dominated. Furthermore, in an effort to prevent the self-assembly process, the lower rim was completely substituted, but metal complexation reactions with these fully substituted calix[4]arenes still showed that the self-assembly process dominated. PMID:24740409

  1. Rh(III)-catalyzed dehydrogenative alkylation of (hetero)arenes with allylic alcohols, allowing aldol condensation to indenes.

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    Shi, Zhuangzhi; Boultadakis-Arapinis, Mélissa; Glorius, Frank

    2013-07-25

    Efficient Rh(III)-catalyzed C-H activation of different classes of (hetero)arenes such as 2-phenylpyridine, indoles, aryl ketones and acetanilide and their dehydrogenative cross-coupling with allylic alcohols are described. Several important skeletons such as β-aryl aldehydes and ketones, 2-acetylindenes, 3,4-dihydro-1H-quinolin-2-one and quinoline could be produced using this protocol. PMID:23765402

  2. Asymmetric hydrogenation of alpha-chloro aromatic ketones catalyzed by eta6-arene/TsDPEN-ruthenium(II) complexes.

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    Ohkuma, Takeshi; Tsutsumi, Kunihiko; Utsumi, Noriyuki; Arai, Noriyoshi; Noyori, Ryoji; Murata, Kunihiko

    2007-01-18

    Asymmetric hydrogenation of various alpha-chloro aromatic ketones with Ru(OTf)(TsDPEN)(eta6-arene) (TsDPEN = N-(p-toluenesulfonyl)-1,2-diphenylethylenediamine) produces the chiral chlorohydrins in up to 98% ee. This reaction can be conducted even on a 206-g scale. The hydrogenation of an alpha-chloro ketone with a phenol moiety has been utilized for the synthesis of (R)-norphenylephrine without protection-deprotection operations. [reaction: see text]. PMID:17217278

  3. A novel supramolecular polymer gel constructed by crosslinking pillar[5]arene-based supramolecular polymers through metal-ligand interactions.

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    Wang, Pi; Xing, Hao; Xia, Danyu; Ji, Xiaofan

    2015-12-21

    A novel heteroditopic A-B monomer was synthesized and used to construct linear supramolecular polymers utilizing pillar[5]arene-based host-guest interactions. Specifically, upon addition of Cu(2+) ions, the supramolecular polymer chains are crosslinked through metal-ligand interactions, resulting in the formation of a supramolecular polymer gel. Interestingly, this self-organized supramolecular polymer can be used as a novel fluorescent sensor for detecting Cu(2+) ions. PMID:26466511

  4. Formation of a copillar[5]arene-based supramolecular polymer in solution and in the solid state.

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    Gao, Lingyan; Zhang, Zibin; Dong, Shengyi; Xue, Min

    2014-05-01

    A linear supramolecular polymer based on the self-assembly of an easily available copillar[5]arene monomer is efficiently prepared, which is evidenced by the NMR spectroscopy, viscosity measurement, and DOSY experiment. The single-crystal X-ray analysis reveals that the polymerization of the AB-type monomer is driven by the quadruple CH•••π interactions and one CH•••O interaction. PMID:24604696

  5. Structures of potassium calix[4]arene crown ether inclusion complexes and application in polymerization of rac-lactide.

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    Li, Yingguo; Zhao, Hongwei; Mao, Xiaoyang; Pan, Xiaobo; Wu, Jincai

    2016-06-21

    Reaction of 1,3-dipropoxy-p-tert-butyl-calix[4]arene (L(1)H2) with KN(SiMe3)2 afforded a one-dimensional (1D) chain complex [K2L(1)]n (1). Upon reaction with 1 equivalent 18-crown-6, complex 1 can convert to complex [K2(18-crown-6)L(1)] (2) which possesses a sandwich structure. Treatment of two calix[4]arene-crown ligands of 1,3-dihydroxy-p-tert-butyl-calix[4]arene-crown-5 (L(2)H2) and 1,2-dihydroxy-p-tert-butyl-calix[4]arene-crown-5 (L(3)H2) with KN(SiMe3)2 gave the dinuclear complex [K2L(2)] (3) and the mononuclear complex [K(THF)L(3)H] (4), respectively. Complexes 1-4 were all characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction techniques. The variable temperature (1)H NMR spectrum indicates there is a quick rotation equilibrium of the two phenoxy groups in complex 3. In addition, complexes 1-4 have been tested for the ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of rac-lactide and the results showed that complexes 2 and 3 are highly active for the ROP of rac-lactide. The obtained polymers displayed low dispersity values (Đ) and the molecular weights are close to the calculated ones. Furthermore, complexes 2 and 3 show moderate isoselectivities of Pm = 0.67 and Pm = 0.73, respectively. PMID:27222057

  6. Tubular Structures Self-Assembled from a Bola-Amphiphilic Pillar[5]arene in Water and Applied as a Microreactor.

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    Chen, Rener; Jiang, Huajiang; Gu, Haining; Zhou, Qizhong; Zhang, Zhen; Wu, Jiashou; Jin, Zhengneng

    2015-09-01

    Various nanomorphologies were obtained by simply changing the fabrication conditions, such as the pH of the system, different solvent, or different concentration, of bola-amphiphilic pillar[5]arene Bola-AP5. Importantly, hybrid microtubules as a microreactor were successfully prepared by directly reducing AuCl4(-) on the surface of Bola-AP5-based tubular structures in water. PMID:26275020

  7. Acid-Promoted Reaction of Trifluoromethylated Allyl Alcohols with Arenes. Stereoselective Synthesis of CF3-Alkenes and CF3-Indanes.

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    Kazakova, Anna N; Iakovenko, Roman O; Boyarskaya, Irina A; Nenajdenko, Valentine G; Vasilyev, Aleksander V

    2015-10-01

    Reaction of 4-aryl-1,1,1-trifluorobut-3-en-2-ols [CF3-allyl alcohols, ArCH═CHCH(OH)CF3] with arenes under activation with anhydrous FeCl3 or FSO3H was studied. We found that the transformation led to trifluoromethylated alkenes [Ar(Ar')CHCH═CHCF3] or 1-trifluoromethylated indanes (CF3-indanes). The formation of these two types of reaction products strongly depends on the nucleophilicity of the starting arene and the electrophilicity of cationic intermediates generated from CF3-allyl alcohols under reaction conditions. Benzene, anisole, veratrole, and ortho-xylene lead exclusively to CF3-alkenes with an E-configuration. More π-donating polymethylated arenes (pseudocumene, mesitylene) afford only CF3-indanes with a predominantly cis-orientation of substituents at positions 1 and 3 of the indane ring. Meta- and para-xylenes show an intermediate behavior; they may form both CF3-alkenes and/or CF3-indanes. The mechanisms of the investigated transformations are discussed. PMID:26334780

  8. Efficient complexation between pillar[5]arenes and neutral guests: from host-guest chemistry to functional materials.

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    Wang, Yiliang; Ping, Guchuan; Li, Chunju

    2016-08-01

    Since their discovery in 2008, pillar[n]arenes have been a popular family of macrocyclic arene hosts due to their accessible one-step synthesis, convenient functionalization, symmetrical prism structures and perfect cavity host-guest properties. Compared with other macrocyclic hosts, the most peculiar recognition behavior of pillararenes is the strong binding affinities of pillar[5]arenes (P5As) towards neutral guests in organic media, which is unfeasible for classic crown ethers and calixarenes. The intriguing properties have found extensive applications in many fields from supramolecular chemistry to materials science. This feature article provides a detailed summary of the molecular recognition of P5As and neutral guests, where the driving forces, binding mechanisms, and binding selectivities are comprehensively discussed. Furthermore, brief highlights of research progress in the functional applications based on the neutral guest⊂P5A motifs were also discussed, including the construction of complex topological superstructures (e.g. rotaxanes, catenanes and daisy chains), supramolecular polymers, and functional materials. PMID:27351168

  9. Arene activation by a nonheme iron(III)-hydroperoxo complex: pathways leading to phenol and ketone products.

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    Faponle, Abayomi S; Banse, Frédéric; de Visser, Sam P

    2016-07-01

    Iron(III)-hydroperoxo complexes are found in various nonheme iron enzymes as catalytic cycle intermediates; however, little is known on their catalytic properties. The recent work of Banse and co-workers on a biomimetic nonheme iron(III)-hydroperoxo complex provided evidence of its involvement in reactivity with arenes. This contrasts the behavior of heme iron(III)-hydroperoxo complexes that are known to be sluggish oxidants. To gain insight into the reaction mechanism of the biomimetic iron(III)-hydroperoxo complex with arenes, we performed a computational (density functional theory) study. The calculations show that iron(III)-hydroperoxo reacts with substrates via low free energies of activation that should be accessible at room temperature. Moreover, a dominant ketone reaction product is observed as primary products rather than the thermodynamically more stable phenols. These product distributions are analyzed and the calculations show that charge interaction between the iron(III)-hydroxo group and the substrate in the intermediate state pushes the transferring proton to the meta-carbon atom of the substrate and guides the selectivity of ketone formation. These studies show that the relative ratio of ketone versus phenol as primary products can be affected by external interactions of the oxidant with the substrate. Moreover, iron(III)-hydroperoxo complexes are shown to selectively give ketone products, whereas iron(IV)-oxo complexes will react with arenes to form phenols instead. PMID:27099221

  10. Preparation, characterization and application of p-tert-butyl-calix[4]arene-SBA-15 mesoporous silica molecular sieves.

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    Huang, Huayu; Zhao, Chuande; Ji, Yongsheng; Nie, Rong; Zhou, Pan; Zhang, Haixia

    2010-06-15

    p-tert-Butyl-calix[4]arene-SBA-15 mesoporous silica molecular sieves have been prepared and characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) and nitrogen adsorption-desorption measurements. FT-IR spectra showed the presence of methylene (-CH(2)-), methyl (-CH(3)) and phenyl bands on the modified SBA-15. Powder XRD data indicated the structure of p-tert-butyl-calix[4]arene-SBA-15 remained the host SBA-15 structure. Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area analysis revealed a decrease in surface area and pore size. The adsorption capacity of the materials to diethylstilbestrol and bisphenol A was studied via the dynamic adsorption experiments. The maximum dynamic adsorption capacity on modified materials was 34.8 and 2.9 times higher than SBA-15 particles for diethylstilbestrol and bisphenol A, respectively. The results indicated that p-tert-butyl-calix[4]arene-SBA-15 particles could be used to the enrich the various compounds in water samples before the further analysis. PMID:20185235

  11. Light-Induced C-H Arylation of (Hetero)arenes by In Situ Generated Diazo Anhydrides.

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    Cantillo, David; Mateos, Carlos; Rincon, Juan A; de Frutos, Oscar; Kappe, C Oliver

    2015-09-01

    Diazo anhydrides (Ar-N=N-O-N=N-Ar) have been known since 1896 but have rarely been used in synthesis. This communication describes the development of a photochemical catalyst-free C-H arylation methodology for the preparation of bi(hetero)aryls by the one-pot reaction of anilines with tert-butyl nitrite and (hetero)arenes under neutral conditions. The key step in this procedure is the in situ formation and subsequent photochemical (>300 nm) homolytic cleavage of a transient diazo anhydride intermediate. The generated aryl radical then efficiently reacts with a (hetero)arene to form the desired bi(hetero)aryls producing only nitrogen, water, and tert-butanol as byproducts. The scope of the reaction for several substituted anilines and (hetero)arenes was investigated. A continuous-flow protocol increasing selectivity and safety has been developed enabling the experimentally straightforward preparation of a variety of substituted bi(hetero)aryls within 45 min of reaction time. PMID:26239967

  12. Calix[6]arene bypasses human pancreatic cancer aggressiveness: downregulation of receptor tyrosine kinases and induction of cell death by reticulum stress and autophagy.

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    Pelizzaro-Rocha, Karin Juliane; de Jesus, Marcelo Bispo; Ruela-de-Sousa, Roberta Regina; Nakamura, Celso Vataru; Reis, Fabiano Souza; de Fátima, Angelo; Ferreira-Halder, Carmen Veríssima

    2013-12-01

    Pancreatic cancer ranks fourth among cancer-related causes of death in North America. Minimal progress has been made in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with late-stage tumors. Moreover, pancreatic cancer aggressiveness is closely related to high levels of pro-survival mediators, which can ultimately lead to rapid disease progression, resistance and metastasis. The main goal of this study was to define the mechanisms by which calix[6]arene, but not other calixarenes, efficiently decreases the aggressiveness of a drug resistant human pancreas carcinoma cell line (Panc-1). Calix[6]arene was more potent in reducing Panc-1 cell viability than gemcitabine and 5-fluorouracil. In relation to the underlying mechanisms of cytotoxic effects, it led to cell cycle arrest in the G0/G1 phase through downregulation of PIM1, CDK2, CDK4 and retinoblastoma proteins. Importantly, calix[6]arene abolished signal transduction of Mer and AXL tyrosine kinase receptors, both of which are usually overexpressed in pancreatic cancer. Accordingly, inhibition of PI3K and mTOR was also observed, and these proteins are positively modulated by Mer and AXL. Despite decreasing the phosphorylation of AKT at Thr308, calix[6]arene caused an increase in phosphorylation at Ser473. These findings in conjunction with increased BiP and IRE1-α provide a molecular basis explaining the capacity of calix[6]arene to trigger endoplasmic reticulum stress and autophagic cell death. Our findings highlight calix[6]arene as a potential candidate for overcoming pancreatic cancer aggressiveness. Importantly, we provide evidence that calix[6]arene affects a broad array of key targets that are usually dysfunctional in pancreatic cancer, a highly desirable characteristic for chemotherapeutics. PMID:23872419

  13. Synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of novel Ru(II)-arene complexes containing intercalating ligands.

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    Nikolić, Stefan; Rangasamy, Loganathan; Gligorijević, Nevenka; Aranđelović, Sandra; Radulović, Siniša; Gasser, Gilles; Grgurić-Šipka, Sanja

    2016-07-01

    Three new ruthenium(II)-arene complexes, namely [(η(6)-p-cymene)Ru(Me2dppz)Cl]PF6 (1), [(η(6)-benzene)Ru(Me2dppz)Cl]PF6 (2) and [(η(6)-p-cymene)Ru(aip)Cl]PF6 (3) (Me2dppz=11,12-dimethyldipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine; aip=2-(9-anthryl)-1H-imidazo[4,5-f] [1,10] phenanthroline) have been synthesized and characterized using different spectroscopic techniques including elemental analysis. The complexes were found to be well soluble and stable in DMSO. The biological activity of the three complexes was tested in three different human cancer cell lines (A549, MDA-MB-231 and HeLa) and in one human non-cancerous cell line (MRC-5). Complexes 1 and 3, carrying η(6)-p-cymene as the arene ligand, were shown to be toxic in all cell lines in the low micromolar/subnanomolar range, with complex 1 being the most cytotoxic complex of the series. Flow cytometry analysis revealed that complex 1 caused concentration- and time-dependent arrest of the cell cycle in G2-M and S phases in HeLa cells. This event is followed by the accumulation of the sub-G1 DNA content after 48h, in levels higher than cisplatin and in the absence of phosphatidylserine externalization. Fluorescent microscopy and acridine orange/ethidium bromide staining revealed that complex 1 induced both apoptotic and necrotic cell morphology characteristics. Drug-accumulation and DNA-binding studies performed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry in HeLa cells showed that the total ruthenium uptake increased in a time- and concentration-dependent manner, and that complex 1 accumulated more efficiently than cisplatin at equimolar concentrations. The introduction of a Me2dppz ligand into the ruthenium(II)-p-cymene scaffold was found to allow the discovery of a strongly cytotoxic complex with significantly higher cellular uptake and DNA-binding properties than cisplatin. PMID:26818702

  14. Synthesis, Physicochemical Studies, Molecular Dynamics Simulations, and Metal-Ion-Dependent Antiproliferative and Antiangiogenic Properties of Cone ICL670-Substituted Calix[4]arenes

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    Rouge, Pascal; Dassonville-Klimpt, Alexandra; Cézard, Christine; Boudesocque, Stéphanie; Ourouda, Roger; Amant, Carole; Gaboriau, François; Forfar, Isabelle; Guillon, Jean; Guillon, Emmanuel; Vanquelef, Enguerran; Cieplak, Piotr; Dupradeau, François-Yves; Dupont, Laurent

    2014-01-01

    Iron chelators, through their capacity to modulate the iron concentration in cells, are promising molecules for cancer chemotherapy. Chelators with high lipophilicity easily enter into cells and deplete the iron intracellular pool. Consequently, iron-dependent enzymes, such as ribonucleotide reductase, which is over-expressed in cancer cells, become nonfunctional. A series of calix[4]arene derivatives substituted at the lower rim by ICL670, a strong FeIII chelator, have been synthesized. Physicochemical properties and antiproliferative, angiogenesis, and tumorigenesis effects of two calix[4]arenes mono- (5a) or disubstituted (5b) with ICL670 have been studied. These compounds form metal complexes in a ratio of one to two ligands per FeIII atom as shown by combined analyses of the protometric titration curves and ESIMS spectra. The grafting of an ICL670 group on a calix[4]arene core does not significantly alter the acid–base properties, but improves the iron-chelating and lipophilicity properties. The best antiproliferative and anti-angiogenic results were obtained with calix[4]arene ligand 5a, which possesses the highest corresponding properties. Analyses of molecular dynamics simulations performed on the two calix[4]arenes provide three-dimensional structures of the complexes and proved 5a to be the most stable upon complexation. PMID:25599014

  15. Triflate-functionalized calix[6]arenes as versatile building-blocks: application to the synthesis of an inherently chiral Zn(ii) complex.

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    Zahim, Sara; Lavendomme, Roy; Reinaud, Olivia; Luhmer, Michel; Evano, Gwilherm; Jabin, Ivan

    2016-02-14

    Cavity-based metal complexes can find many applications notably in the fields of catalysis and biomimicry. In this context, it was shown that metal complexes of calix[6]arenes bearing three aza-coordinating arms at the small rim provide excellent structural models of the poly-imidazole sites found in the active site of many metallo-enzymes. All these N-donor ligands were synthesized from the 1,3,5-tris-methoxy-p-tBu-calix[6]arene platform, which presents some limitations in terms of functionalization. Therefore, there is a need for the development of new calix[6]arene-based building-blocks selectively protected at the small rim. Herein we describe the regioselective one step synthesis of two calix[6]arenes decorated with triflate groups, i.e. X6H4Tf2 and X6H3Tf3, from the parent calix[6]arene X6H6. It is shown that the triflate groups can either act as protecting or deactivating groups, allowing the elaboration of sophisticated calixarene-based systems selectively functionalized at the large and/or at the small rim. In addition, X6H3Tf3 is functionalized on the A, B, and D rings and thus gives access to inherently chiral compounds, as demonstrated by the synthesis of a rare example of inherently chiral cavity-based metal complex. PMID:26751614

  16. Structural Determinants of p53-Independence in Anticancer Ruthenium-Arene Schiff-Base Complexes.

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    Chow, Mun Juinn; Babak, Maria V; Wong, Daniel Yuan Qiang; Pastorin, Giorgia; Gaiddon, Christian; Ang, Wee Han

    2016-07-01

    p53 is a key tumor suppressor gene involved in key cellular processes and implicated in cancer therapy. However, it is inactivated in more than 50% of all cancers due to mutation or overexpression of its negative regulators. This leads to drug resistance and poor chemotherapeutic outcome as most clinical drugs act via a p53-dependent mechanism of action. An attractive strategy to circumvent this resistance would be to identify new anticancer drugs that act via p53-independent mode of action. In the present study, we identified 9 Ru (II)-Arene Schiff-base (RAS) complexes able to induce p53-independent cytotoxicity and discuss structural features that are required for their p53-independent activity. Increasing hydrophobicity led to an increase in cellular accumulation in cells with a corresponding increase in efficacy. We further showed that all nine complexes demonstrated p53-independent activity. This was despite significant differences in their physicochemical properties, suggesting that the iminoquinoline ligand, a common structural feature for all the complexes, is required for the p53-independent activity. PMID:27174050

  17. Mirror-Image Organometallic Osmium Arene Iminopyridine Halido Complexes Exhibit Similar Potent Anticancer Activity

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    Fu, Ying; Soni, Rina; Romero, María J; Pizarro, Ana M; Salassa, Luca; Clarkson, Guy J; Hearn, Jessica M; Habtemariam, Abraha; Wills, Martin; Sadler, Peter J

    2013-01-01

    Four chiral OsII arene anticancer complexes have been isolated by fractional crystallization. The two iodido complexes, (SOs,SC)-[Os(η6-p-cym)(ImpyMe)I]PF6 (complex 2, (S)-ImpyMe: N-(2-pyridylmethylene)-(S)-1-phenylethylamine) and (ROs,RC)-[Os(η6-p-cym)(ImpyMe)I]PF6 (complex 4, (R)-ImpyMe: N-(2-pyridylmethylene)-(R)-1-phenylethylamine), showed higher anticancer activity (lower IC50 values) towards A2780 human ovarian cancer cells than cisplatin and were more active than the two chlorido derivatives, (SOs,SC)-[Os(η6-p-cym)(ImpyMe)Cl]PF6, 1, and (ROs,RC)-[Os(η6-p-cym)(ImpyMe)Cl]PF6, 3. The two iodido complexes were evaluated in the National Cancer Institute 60-cell-line screen, by using the COMPARE algorithm. This showed that the two potent iodido complexes, 2 (NSC: D-758116/1) and 4 (NSC: D-758118/1), share surprisingly similar cancer cell selectivity patterns with the anti-microtubule drug, vinblastine sulfate. However, no direct effect on tubulin polymerization was found for 2 and 4, an observation that appears to indicate a novel mechanism of action. In addition, complexes 2 and 4 demonstrated potential as transfer-hydrogenation catalysts for imine reduction. PMID:24114923

  18. Biocompatible polyurethane/thiacalix[4]arenes functionalized Fe3O4 magnetic nanocomposites: Synthesis and properties.

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    Mohammadi, Abbas; Barikani, Mehdi; Lakouraj, Moslem Mansour

    2016-09-01

    In this study, a series of magnetic polyurethane/Fe3O4 elastomer nanocomposites were prepared by covalently embedding novel thiacalix[4]arenes (TC4As) functionalized Fe3O4 nanoparticles (TC4As-Fe3O4) which contain macrocycles with reactive hydroxyl groups. Surface functionalization of Fe3O4 nanoparticles with TC4As macrocycles as unique reactive surface modifier not only gives specific characteristics to Fe3O4 nanoparticles but also improves the interphase interaction between nanoparticles and the polyurethane matrices through covalent attachment of polymer chains to nanoparticle surfaces. The novel synthesized TC4As-Fe3O4 nanoparticles were characterized by FTIR, XRD, TGA, VSM and SEM analysis. Furthermore, the effect of functionalization of Fe3O4 nanoparticles on the various properties of resulting nanocomposites was studied by XRD, TGA, DMTA, SEM, and a universal tensile tester. It was found that the functionalization of nanoparticles with TC4As affords better mechanical and thermal properties to polyurethane nanocomposites in comparison with unmodified nanoparticles. The SEM analysis showed finer dispersion of TC4As-Fe3O4 nanoparticles than unmodified Fe3O4 nanoparticles within the polyurethane matrices, which arising from formation of covalent bonding between TC4As functionalized Fe3O4 nanoparticles and polyurethane matrices. Moreover, the investigation of in vitro biocompatibility of novel nanocomposites showed that these samples are excellent candidate for biomedical use. PMID:27207044

  19. Photorelease of Pyridyl Esters in Organometallic Ru(II) Arene Complexes.

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    Habtemariam, Abraha; Garino, Claudio; Ruggiero, Emmanuel; Alonso-de Castro, Silvia; Mareque-Rivas, Juan C; Salassa, Luca

    2015-01-01

    New Ru(II) arene complexes of formula [(η6-p-cym)Ru(N-N)(X)]2+ (where p-cym = para-cymene, N-N = 2,2'-bipyrimidine (bpm) or 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy) and X = m/p-COOMe-Py, 1-4) were synthesised and characterized, including the molecular structure of complexes [(η6-p-cym)Ru(bpy)(m-COOMe-Py)]2+ (3) and [(η6-p-cym)Ru(bpy) (p-COOMe-Py)]2+ (4) by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Complexes 1-4 are stable in the dark in aqueous solution over 48 h and photolysis studies indicate that they can photodissociate the monodentate m/p-COOMe-Py ligands selectively with yields lower than 1%. DFT and TD-DFT calculations (B3LYP/LanL2DZ/6-31G**) performed on singlet and triplet states pinpoint a low-energy triplet state as the reactive state responsible for the selective dissociation of the monodentate pyridyl ligands. PMID:25905605

  20. Synthesis of novel anticancer ruthenium-arene pyridinylmethylene scaffolds via three-component reaction.

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    Jadhav, Gajanan Raosaheb; Sinha, Sohini; Chhabra, Mohit; Paira, Priyankar

    2016-06-01

    A novel three components approach for the synthesis of bioactive Ru-arene pyridinylmethylene complexes has been developed using pyridine carboxaldehyde, amino pyridine and dichloro (p-cymene) ruthenium(II) dimer as starting materials. These scaffolds were screened for their anticancer activity against breast cancer (MCF7) and human Epitheloid Cervix Carcinoma (HeLa) cell line. It was established that compounds [(η(6)-pcymene)RuCl(κ(2)-N,N-(3,5-dinitro-pyridin-2-yl)-pyridin-2-ylmethylene-amine)]PF6 (4o), [(η(6)-pcymene)RuCl(κ(2)-N,N-N-(3,5-dibromo-pyridin-2-yl)-pyridin-2-ylmethylene-amine)]PF6 (4c), [(η(6)-pcymene)RuCl(κ(2)-N,N-(3,5-dibromo-6-methylpyridin-2-yl)-pyridin-2-ylmethylene-amine)]PF6 (4j) and [(η(6)-pcymene)RuCl(κ(2)-N,N-3(3-bromo-5-methyl-pyridin-2-yl)-pyridin-2-ylmethylene-amine)]PF6 (4b) were significantly active against both the cell lines. PMID:27090558

  1. Quantifying recent pyroclastic and lava flows at Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica, using medium-footprint lidar

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    Hofton, M. A.; Malavassi, E.; Blair, J. B.

    2006-11-01

    Arenal volcano is a small, active stratovolcano in Costa Rica. In 1998 and 2005, NASA's Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor (LVIS) was used to collect wide-swath 3-dimensional topographic images of the volcano. The LVIS is a full-waveform, scanning, medium-sized footprint, airborne laser altimeter system. By digitally recording the shape of the returning laser pulse (waveform), the LVIS provides a precise and accurate view of both the sub-canopy and canopy-top topographies as well as the vertical and horizontal structure of vegetation at 15-25 m horizontal resolution. By comparing georeferenced waveform data collected in 1998 and 2005, we mapped lava and pyroclastic flows deposited during this period. The active crater grew by 3.82 m yr-1. A flow volume estimate of 2.19 × 107 m3 (Dense Rock Equivalent of 1.89 × 107 m3 or 0.085 m3s-1) was obtained for the period 1998 to 2005. Precise elevation and elevation change data such as those provided by the LVIS are essential to calculate eruption volume and to study magma-supply dynamics, as well as assess the danger posed by the volcano to the local population from hazards such as pyroclastic flows.

  2. New π-arene ruthenium(II) piano-stool complexes with nitrogen ligands.

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    Grau, Jordi; Noe, Verónica; Ciudad, Carles; Prieto, Maria J; Font-Bardia, Mercè; Calvet, Teresa; Moreno, Virtudes

    2012-04-01

    The synthesis, characterization, DNA interaction and antiproliferative behavior of new π-arene ruthenium(II) piano-stool complexes with nitrogen ligands are described. Three series of organometallic compounds of formulae [RuCl(2)(η(6)-p-cym)L] were synthesized (with L=2-, 3- or 4-methylpyridine; L=2,3-, 2,4-, 2,5-, 3,4-, 3,5-dimethylpyridine and L=1,2-, 1,3- 1,4-methylaminobenzene). The crystal structures of [RuCl(2)(p-cym)(4-methylpyridine)], [RuCl(2)(p-cym)(3,4-dimethylpyridine)] and [RuCl(2)(p-cym)(1,4-methylaminobenzene)] were resolved and the characterization was completed by spectroscopic UV-vis, FT-IR and (1)H NMR studies. Electrochemical experiments were performed by cyclic voltammetry to estimate the redox potential of the Ru(II)/Ru(III) couple. The interaction with plasmid pBR322 DNA was studied through the examination of the electrophoretical mobility and atomic force microscopy, and interaction with ct-DNA by circular dichroism, viscosity measurements and fluorescence studies based on the DNA-ethidium bromide complex. The antiproliferative behavior of the series with L=methylpyridine was assayed against two tumor cell lines, i.e. LoVo and MiaPaca. The results revealed a moderate cytotoxicity with a higher activity for the LoVo cell line compared to the MiaPaca one. PMID:22387934

  3. Calix[4]arene based dipodal receptor nanohybrids for selective determination of chloride ions in aqueous media.

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    Kaur, Harpreet; Singh, Jasminder; Chopra, Shweta; Kaur, Navneet

    2016-01-01

    A chemical sensor based on p-tert butyl calix[4]arene has been synthesized and characterized using an assortment of spectroscopic techniques such as (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, and elemental analysis. For sensor application, organic nanoparticles (N1) of 1 have been primed by implementing re-precipitation technique, which were further employed for preparing organic-inorganic hybrid (H1) by decorating N1 with gold nanoparticles. Both N1 and H1 were characterized using UV-visible, fluorescence, and DLS studies. Photo-physical changes due to anion binding with H1 were scrutinized using UV-visible absorption spectrometer and found it to promptly and selectively recognize Cl(-) ions in aqueous media. Thus, H1 can be effectively used for recognition of Cl(-) ions in aqueous media over a wide pH range, in samples of real time importance with a detection limit of 2.84×10(-9) M with a linear detection range up to 50 μM. PMID:26695243

  4. Supramolecular gels with high strength by tuning of calix[4]arene-derived networks

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    Lee, Ji Ha; Park, Jaehyeon; Park, Jin-Woo; Ahn, Hyo-Jun; Jaworski, Justyn; Jung, Jong Hwa

    2015-01-01

    Supramolecular gels comprised of low-molecular-weight gelators are generally regarded as mechanically weak and unable to support formation of free-standing structures, hence, their practical use with applied loads has been limited. Here, we reveal a technique for in situ generation of high tensile strength supramolecular hydrogels derived from low-molecular-weight gelators. By controlling the concentration of hydrochloric acid during hydrazone formation between calix-[4]arene-based gelator precursors, we tune the mechanical and ductile properties of the resulting gel. Organogels formed without hydrochloric acid exhibit impressive tensile strengths, higher than 40 MPa, which is the strongest among self-assembled gels. Hydrogels, prepared by solvent exchange of organogels in water, show 7,000- to 10,000-fold enhanced mechanical properties because of further hydrazone formation. This method of molding also allows the gels to retain shape after processing, and furthermore, we find organogels when prepared as gel electrolytes for lithium battery applications to have good ionic conductivity. PMID:25799459

  5. Cross-linked supramolecular polymer gels constructed from discrete multi-pillar[5]arene metallacycles and their multiple stimuli-responsive behavior.

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    Li, Zhong-Yu; Zhang, Yanyan; Zhang, Chang-Wei; Chen, Li-Jun; Wang, Chao; Tan, Hongwei; Yu, Yihua; Li, Xiaopeng; Yang, Hai-Bo

    2014-06-18

    A new family of discrete hexakis-pillar[5]arene metallacycles with different sizes have been successfully prepared via coordination-driven self-assembly, which presented very few successful examples of preparation of discrete multiple pillar[n]arene derivatives. These newly designed hexakis-pillar[5]arene metallacycles were well characterized with one-dimensional (1-D) multinuclear NMR ((1)H and (31) P NMR), two-dimensional (2-D) (1)H-(1)H COSY and NOESY, ESI-TOF-MS, elemental analysis, and PM6 semiempirical molecular orbital methods. Furthermore, the host-guest complexation of such hexakis-pillar[5]arene hosts with a series of different neutral ditopic guests G1-6 were well investigated. Through host-guest interactions of hexakis-pillar[5]arene metallacycles H2 or H3 with the neutral dinitrile guest G5, the cross-linked supramolecular polymers H2⊃(G5)3 or H3⊃(G5)3 were successfully constructed at the high-concentration region, respectively. Interestingly, these cross-linked supramolecular polymers transformed into the stable supramolecular gels upon increasing the concentrations to a relatively high level. More importantly, by taking advantage of the dynamic nature of metal-ligand bonds and host-guest interactions, the reversible multiple stimuli-responsive gel-sol phase transitions of such polymer gels were successfully realized under different stimuli, such as temperature, halide, and competitive guest, etc. The mechanism of such multiple stimuli-responsive processes was well illustrated by in situ multinuclear NMR investigation. This research not only provides a highly efficient approach to the preparation of discrete multiple pillar[n]arene derivatives but also presents a new family of multiple stimuli-responsive "smart" soft matters. PMID:24571308

  6. Immobilized ferrocenium in tetraurea calix[4]arene heterodimers: Self assembly on gold, electrochemical responses, and detection of redox states by a tip: Towards molecular information storage

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    Xu, Songbo

    Calix[4]arene derivatives attached with sulfur functions were allowed to bind on metal surfaces. While they exist as single molecules in polar solvents, calix[4]arenes of this type form dimeric capsules in aprotic, apolar solvents. A solvent molecule is usually included in such a capsule, if no guest with a higher affinity is present. In the presence of an equimolar amount of a tetratosylurea functionalized calix[4]arene, the heterodimers were formed, inclusive guest molecules. Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) were formed using the single calix[4]arenes with sulfur attachments and the heterodimeric capsules. Chloroform, dichloromethane and ferrocenium cations were used as guests in these immobilized heterodimeric capsules. The particular supramolecular architecture of the heterodimers should ensure after immobilization that decomposition of the capsules and release of the guest is impossible or at least hindered. The self-assembly process, and the inclusion of the various guests, such as dichloromethane or ferrocenium, were investigated with a variety of methods, including classical surface plasmon spectroscopy, gold nanoparticle absorption spectroscopy and time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS). The stability of the ferrocenium filled SAMs in electrolyte solutions and the film quality was tested by cyclic voltammetry. The electrochemical response of the ferrocenium encapsulated in the heterodimer capsules both in SAMs on a gold disk electrode and in solution was investigated with cyclic voltammetry. The stability of the electrochemically active monolayers was tested by a heat treatment and multiple cycling. Reversible redox reactions for immobilized encapsulated ferrocenium on gold surfaces was demonstrated. The redox states of immobilized encapsulated ferrocenium (filled in calix[4]arene heterodimers) on gold surface were recognized by a tip of a scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM). The SECM tip can be also used to monitor or change the

  7. A new ion selective electrode for cesium (I) based on calix[4]arene-crown-6 compounds.

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    Ramanjaneyulu, P S; Kumar, Abha Naveen; Sayi, Y S; Ramakumar, K L; Nayak, S K; Chattopadhyay, S

    2012-02-29

    A polyvinylchloride (PVC) based liquid membrane ion selective electrode (ISE) for cesium has been developed. 25,27-Dihydroxycalix[4]arene-crown-6 (L1), 5,11,17,23-tetra-tert-butyl-25,27-dimethoxycalix[4]arene-crown-6 (L2) and 25,27-bis(1-octyloxy)calix[4]arene-crown-6 (L3) were investigated for their use as ionophores. The cation exchange resin DOWEX-50W was used to maintain low activity Cs+ in inner filling solution to improve the performance. The best response for cesium was observed with L3 along with optimized membrane constituents and composition. Excellent Nernstian response (56.6 mV/decade of Cs(I)) over the concentration range 10(-7) to 10(-2)M of Cs(I) was obtained with a fast response time of less than 10s. Detection limit for Cs(I) using the present ISE is 8.48×10(-8) M Cs(I). Separate solution method (SSM) was applied to ascertain the selectivity for Cs(I) over alkali, alkaline earth and transition metal ions. The response of ISE for Cs(I) was fairly constant over the pH range of 4-11. The lifetime of the electrode is 10 months which is the highest life for any membrane based Cs-ISE so far developed. The concentration of cesium ion in two simulated high level active waste streams was determined and results agreed well with those obtained independently employing AAS. PMID:22260754

  8. p-Sulfonic Acid Calix[4]arene as an Efficient Catalyst for One-Pot Synthesis of Pharmaceutically Significant Coumarin Derivatives under Solvent-Free Condition

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    Tashakkorian, Hamed; Lakouraj, Moslem Mansour; Rouhi, Mona

    2015-01-01

    One-pot and efficient protocol for preparation of some potent pharmaceutically valuable coumarin derivatives under solvent-free condition via direct coupling using biologically nontoxic organocatalyst, calix[4]arene tetrasulfonic acid (CSA), was introduced. Calix[4]arene sulfonic acid has been incorporated lately as a magnificent and recyclable organocatalyst for the synthesis of some organic compounds. Nontoxicity, solvent-free conditions, good-to-excellent yields for pharmaceutically significant structures, and especially ease of catalyst recovery make this procedure valuable and environmentally benign. PMID:26798517

  9. A Rare and Exclusive Endoperoxide Photoproduct Derived from a Thiacalix[4]arene Crown-Shaped Derivative Bearing a 9,10-Substituted Anthracene Moiety.

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    Zhao, Jiang-Lin; Wu, Chong; Tomiyasu, Hirotsugu; Zeng, Xi; Elsegood, Mark R J; Redshaw, Carl; Yamato, Takehiko

    2016-05-20

    A rare and exclusive endoperoxide photoproduct was quantitatively obtained from a thiacalix[4]arene crown-shaped derivative upon irradiation at λ=365 nm; the structure was unambiguously confirmed by (1) H/(13) C NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. The prerequisites for the formation of the endoperoxide photoproduct have also been discussed. Furthermore, the photochemical reaction rate could be greatly enhanced in the presence of the thiacalix[4]arene platform because it served as a host to capture oxygen. PMID:26994971

  10. Pd-Catalyzed C-H Alkylation of Arenes Using PyrDipSi, a Transformable and Removable Silicon-Tethered Directing Group.

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    Sarkar, Dhruba; Gevorgyan, Vladimir

    2016-08-01

    An efficient Pd-catalyzed ortho-C-H alkylation reaction of arenes using a transformable and removable Si-tethered pyridyldiisopropylsilyl (PyrDipSi) directing group has been developed. In addition, the PyrDipSi directing group allows for an efficient sequential double-fold C-H alkylation/oxygenation of arenes to produce meta-alkylated phenols. This directing group can easily be removed or converted into valuable functionalities, such as aryl, iodo, boronic ester, or phenol. PMID:27272930

  11. DFT/TDDFT investigation on the chemical reactivities, aromatic properties, and UV-Vis absorption spectra of 1-butoxy-4-methoxybenzenepillar[5]arene constitutional isomers.

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    Zhang, Jian; Ren, Shuqing

    2016-09-01

    We investigate the chemical reactivities, aromatic properties, and UV-Vis absorption spectra of four constitutional isomers of 1-butoxy-4-methoxybenzenepillar[5]arene with the DFT and TDDFT methods. These characteristics in the gas and solvent phases are discussed on the basis of electronic energy, the highest occupied molecular orbital energy, electrophilicity, global hardness, chemical potential, and nucleus-independent chemical shift. The out-of-plane component of the NICS values reveals that there is a great contrast between aromatic rings of the isomer and benzene. The most intense wavelengths of BMpillar[5]arenes are all made up of delocalized-delocalized π → π* transition. PMID:27535850

  12. Theoretical investigation on the molecular inclusion process of prilocaine into p-sulfonic acid calix[6]arene

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    de Sousa, Sara M. R.; Fernandes, Sergio A.; De Almeida, Wagner B.; Guimarães, Luciana; Abranches, Paula A. S.; Varejão, Eduardo V. V.; Nascimento, Clebio S., Jr.

    2016-02-01

    The present letter reports, for the first time, results from a theoretical analysis of the inclusion process involving the prilocaine into the p-sulfonic acid calix[6]arene. Structure and stabilization energies were calculated, in both gas and aqueous phases, using a sequential methodology based on semiempirical and Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations. From the results, a qualitative structure property relationship could be established with some main structural features being relevant for inclusion complex stabilization: (i) the hydrogen bonds established between guest and host molecules, (ii) the dispersion effect and (iii) the inclusion mode of guest molecule into the host cavity.

  13. Click-modified hexahomotrioxacalix[3]arenes as fluorometric and colorimetric dual-modal chemosensors for 2,4,6-trinitrophenol.

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    Wu, Chong; Zhao, Jiang-Lin; Jiang, Xue-Kai; Ni, Xin-Long; Zeng, Xi; Redshaw, Carl; Yamato, Takehiko

    2016-09-14

    A new type of chemosensor-based approach to the detection of 2,4,6-trinitrophenol (TNP) is described in this paper. Two hexahomotrioxacalix[3]arene-based chemosensors 1 and 2 were synthesized through click chemistry, which exhibited high binding affinity and selectivity toward TNP as evidenced by UV-vis and fluorescence spectroscopy studies. (1)H NMR titration analysis verified that CH⋯O hydrogen bonding is demonstrated as the mode of interaction, which possibly facilitates effective charge-transfer. PMID:27566358

  14. 2,14-Dithiacalix[4]arene and its homooxa analogues: synthesis and dynamic NMR study of conformational behaviour.

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    Hucko, Michal; Dvoráková, Hana; Eigner, Václav; Lhoták, Pavel

    2015-04-25

    A simple and scalable synthesis of 2,14-dithiacalix[4]arene with alternating bridges (-CH2- and -S-) is reported. Proper selection of the bisphenol-based starting building blocks can provide not only the title compound (58%) but also yet unreported homooxa analogues possessing three different bridging units (-CH2-, -S- and -CH2-O-CH2-) in the molecule. These systems exhibit interesting conformational behaviour allowing for the study of flip-flop motion of the circular hydrogen bond arrays using dynamic NMR techniques. PMID:25807186

  15. Supramolecular Alternating Polymer from Crown Ether and Pillar[5]arene-Based Double Molecular Recognition for Preparation of Hierarchical Materials.

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    Li, Hui; Fan, Xiaodong; Qi, Miao; Yang, Zhen; Zhang, Haitao; Tian, Wei

    2016-01-01

    A novel supramolecular alternating polymer is constructed based on double molecular recognition events of benzo-21-crown-7 with a secondary ammonium salt and of pillar[5]arene with a neutral guest. The resulting polymer is utilized to prepare hierarchical materials with different dimensionalities for the first time. These materials included zero-dimensional spherical aggregates, one-dimensional nanofibers, two-dimensional microstructured films, and three-dimensional ordered glue. This development will be helpful for designing and preparing supramolecular hierarchical materials with different dimensionalities. PMID:26555439

  16. Bis-Calix[4]arenes: From Ligand Design to the Directed Assembly of a Metal-Organic Trigonal Antiprism.

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    Coletta, Marco; McLellan, Ross; Murphy, Paul; Leube, Bernhard T; Sanz, Sergio; Clowes, Rob; Gagnon, Kevin J; Teat, Simon J; Cooper, Andrew I; Paterson, Martin J; Brechin, Euan K; Dalgarno, Scott J

    2016-06-20

    Calix[4]arenes (C[4]s) are versatile platforms for the construction of polymetallic clusters containing paramagnetic metal ions. Synthetic modification at the C[4] methylene bridge allows for the design of bis-C[4]s that, depending on the linker employed, can be used to either dictate which clusters can be formed or direct the assembly of a new metal-organic polyhedron (MOP). The assembly resulting from the latter approach displays thermal stability and uptake of N2 or H2 gas, confirming that this is a viable route to the synthesis of new, functional supramolecular architectures. PMID:27166930

  17. Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Unprotected Indoles Catalyzed by η(6)-Arene/N-Me-sulfonyldiamine-Ru(II) Complexes.

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    Touge, Taichiro; Arai, Takayoshi

    2016-09-01

    Protecting-group-free transformation is a challenging and important issue in atom-economical organic synthesis. The η(6)-arene/N-Me-sulfonyldiamine-Ru(II)-BF4 complex-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation of 2-substituted unprotected indoles in weakly acidic hexafluoroisopropanol gives optically active indoline compounds with up to >99% ee. Under mild reaction media, halogen atoms and synthetically important protecting groups (e.g., silyl ether, acetal, benzyl ether, and ester) on indoles are maintained, which is advantageous for the synthesis of further complex indoline molecules. PMID:27509089

  18. Rhodium-catalyzed annulation of arenes with alkynes through weak chelation-assisted C-H activation.

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    Yang, Yudong; Li, Kaizhi; Cheng, Yangyang; Wan, Danyang; Li, Mingliang; You, Jingsong

    2016-02-18

    The purpose of this article is to give a brief review of weak chelation-assistance as a powerful means for the rhodium-catalyzed annulation of arenes with alkynes. The use of commonly occurring functional groups (e.g., ketones, aldehydes, carboxylic acids and alcohols) as the directing groups enriches the versatility of auxiliary ligands and extends the scope of products. This short article offers an overview on emerging procedures, highlights their advantages and limitations, and covers the latest progress in the rapid synthesis of organic functional materials and natural products. PMID:26757884

  19. Efficiently functionalized oxacalix[4]arenes: Synthesis, characterization and exploration of their biological profile as novel HDAC inhibitors.

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    Mehta, Viren; Athar, Mohd; Jha, P C; Panchal, Manthan; Modi, Krunal; Jain, V K

    2016-02-01

    A series of novel substituted oxacalix[4]arene has been synthesized and explored for their biological profile by evaluating anticancer, antifungal and antibacterial properties. The derivatives have been characterized by various spectroscopic techniques such as IR, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR and Mass spectrometry. Many compounds showed strong inhibition (MIC) in the range of ∼0-50 μM with interesting cytotoxic activities against Hela cells in particular. The compounds were theoretically evaluated by docking studies as potential histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi). The study indicates that compounds bound adequately with HDAC, and hence complemented the experimental findings. PMID:26725026

  20. Direct Access to α,α-Difluoroacylated Arenes by Palladium-Catalyzed Carbonylation of (Hetero)Aryl Boronic Acid Derivatives.

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    Andersen, Thomas L; Frederiksen, Mette W; Domino, Katrine; Skrydstrup, Troels

    2016-08-22

    A palladium-catalyzed carbonylative coupling of (hetero)aryl boronates or boronic acid salts with carbon monoxide and α-bromo-α,α-difluoroamides and bromo-α,α-difluoroesters is described herein. The method is useful for the synthesis of a diverse selection of (hetero)aryl α,α-difluoro-β-ketoamides and α,α-difluoro-β-ketoesters, which are useful building blocks for the generation of functionalized difluoroacylated and difluoroalkyl arenes. The method could be further extended to a one-pot protocol for the formation of difluoroacetophenones. PMID:27346239

  1. Development of ultrafast photochromic organometallics and photoinduced linkage isomerization of arene chromium carbonyl derivatives.

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    To, Tung T; Heilweil, Edwin J; Duke, Charles B; Ruddick, Kristie R; Webster, Charles Edwin; Burkey, Theodore J

    2009-03-26

    We review recent studies of processes relevant to photoinduced linkage isomerization of organometallic systems with the goal of preparing organometallics with an efficient and ultrafast photochromic response. The organometallic system thus corresponds to two linkage isomers with different electronic environments that are responsible for different optical properties. Much of this work has focused on examining processes following irradiation of cyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl derivatives (compounds 3-21) including solvent coordination, thermal relaxation, solvent displacement by tethered functional groups (chelation), dissociation of tethered functional groups, and linkage isomerization. A new platform is investigated for obtaining a photochromic response in new experiments with arene chromium dicarbonyl complexes. A photochromic response is observed for arene chromium dicarbonyl complexes with tethered pyridine and olefin functional groups based on light-driven linkage isomerization on the nanosecond time scale. Irradiation at 532 nm of 23 ([Cr{eta(6)-C(6)H(5)CH(2-Py-kappaN)CH(2)CH=CH(2)}(CO)(2)]) (Py = pyridine) results in the isomerization to 22 ([Cr{eta(6)-C(6)H(5)CH(2-Py)CH(2)-eta(2)-CH=CH(2)}(CO)(2)]), and 355 nm irradiation isomerizes 22 to 23. The ultrafast linkage isomerization has been investigated at room temperature in n-heptane solution on the picosecond to microsecond time scale with UV- or visible-pump and IR-probe transient absorption spectroscopy by comparing the dynamics with model compounds containing only a tethered pyridine. Irradiation of 24 ([Cr{eta(6)-C(6)H(5)(CH(2))(3)(2-Py)}(CO)(3)]) and 25 ([Cr{eta(6)-C(6)H(5)(CH(2))(2)(2-Py)}(CO)(3)]) at 289 nm induces CO loss to immediately yield a Cr-heptane solvent coordinated intermediate of the unsaturated Cr fragment, which then converts to the kappaN(1)-pyridine chelate within 200 and 100 ns, respectively. Irradiation of 26 ([Cr{eta(6)-C(6)H(5)CH(2)(2-Py)}(CO)(3)]) also induces CO loss to

  2. Oxovanadium(V) tetrathiacalix[4]arene complexes and their activity as oxidation catalysts.

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    Hoppe, Elke; Limberg, Christian

    2007-01-01

    With the aim of modeling reactive moieties and relevant intermediates on the surfaces of vanadium oxide based catalysts during oxygenation/dehydrogenation of organic substrates, mono- and dinuclear vanadium oxo complexes of doubly deprotonated p-tert-butylated tetrathiacalix[4]arene (H4TC) have been synthesized and characterized: PPh4[(H2TC)VOCl(2)] (1) and (PPh4)2[{(H2TC)V(O)(mu-O)}2] (2). According to the NMR spectra of the dissolved complexes they both retain the structures adopted in the crystalline state, as revealed by single-crystal X-ray crystallography. Compounds 1 and 2 were tested as catalysts for the oxidation of alcohols with O(2) at 80 degrees C. Both 1 and 2 efficiently catalyze the oxidation of benzyl alcohol, crotyl alcohol, 1-phenyl-1-propanol, and fluorenol, and in most cases dinuclear complex 2 is more active than mononuclear complex 1. Moreover, the two thiacalixarene complexes 1 and 2 are in many instances more active than oxovanadium(V) complexes containing "classical" calixarene ligands tested previously. Complexes 1 and 2 also show significant activity in the oxidation of dihydroanthracene. Further investigations led to the conclusion that 1 acts as precatalyst that is converted to the active species PPh4[(TC)V==O] (3) at 80 degrees C by double intramolecular HCl elimination. For complex 2, the results of mechanistic investigations indicated that the oxidation chemistry takes place at the bridging oxo ligands and that the two vanadium centers cooperate during the process. The intermediate (PPh4)2[{H2TCV(O)}2(mu-OH)(mu-OC13H9)] (4) was isolated and characterized, also with respect to its reactivity, and the results afforded a mechanistic proposal for a reasonable catalytic cycle. The implications which these findings gathered in solution may have for oxidation mechanisms on the surfaces of V-based heterogeneous catalysts are discussed. PMID:17566134

  3. Crystal Structure of an L-Carnitine Complex with Pyrogallol[4]arene

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    Fujisawa, I.; Takeuchi, D.; Kitamura, Y.; Okamoto, R.; Aoki, K.

    2012-03-01

    L-Carnitine is essential for the transport of long-chain fatty acids from cytosol into mitochondria for generating metabolic energy. The survey of crystal structures of carnitine-containing proteins in the Protein Data Bank reveals that carnitine can take several conformations with the quarternary trimethylammonium terminal being always bound to aromatic residues through cation-π interactions in acyltransferases or carnitine-binding proteins. In order to demonstrate the importance of cation-π interaction as a carnitine recognition mechanism in the artificial receptor-ligand system that mimics the carnitine-binding sites, we have determined the crystal structure of a complex formed between L-carnitine and pyrogallol[4]arene (pyrogallol cyclic tetramer: PCT) as a carnitine receptor, 2PCT·2(L-carnitine)·4EtOH. There form two crystallographically independent monomeric [PCT·L-carnitine] substructures, which further form an obliquely arranged capsule-like dimeric [PCT·L-carnitine]2 structure through a pair of O-H (PCT)···O (L-carnitine) hydrogen bonds. This is the first report of PCT complex with chiral molecules. In each of the two monomeric [PCT·L-carnitine] substructures, the L-carnitine molecule takes the elongated form with an intramolecular hydrogen bond between the hydroxyl group and the carboxylate oxygen, and the cationic trimethylammonium moiety is incorporated into the cavity of the bowl-shaped PCT molecule through cation-π interactions. These features are similar to those at the D-carnitine-binding site in the crystal structure of the glycine betaine/carnitine/choline-binding protein complex.

  4. Anticancer potency and multidrug-resistant studies of self-assembled arene-ruthenium metallarectangles.

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    Dubey, Abhishek; Min, Jin Wook; Koo, Hyun Jung; Kim, Hyunuk; Cook, Timothy R; Kang, Se Chan; Stang, Peter J; Chi, Ki-Whan

    2013-08-26

    A suite of three tetraruthenium metallacycles have been obtained from [2+2] self-assemblies between N,N'-Di-(4-pyridyl)-1,4,5,8-naphthalenetetracarbo-xydiimide (4) and one of the three dinuclear arene ruthenium clips, (η(6)-p-iPrC6H4Me)2Ru2(OO∩OO)][OTf]2 (OO∩OO = oxalate 1, 2,5-dioxydo-1,4-benzoquinonato (dobq) 2, 5,8-dihydroxy-1,4-naphthaquinonato (donq) 3; OTf = triflate). All complexes were isolated in good yield (>85 %) as triflate salts and were fully characterized by using (1)H NMR and UV/Vis spectroscopies, and high-resolution electrospray mass spectrometry. A single crystal of the metallarectangle 5 was suitable for X-ray diffraction structural characterization. The biological activities of the metallacycles were determined by using 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assays, establishing their in vitro anticancer properties. Our results show that for the AGC (gastric cancer) cell lines, the cytotoxicity of (donq)-containing SCC 7 exceeds that of cisplatin, which was used as a control. For HCT15 (colon cancer) cell lines, the cytotoxicity is comparable to both cisplatin and doxorubicin. An in vivo hollow fiber model was used to show growth-inhibitory activity against HCT15 and image-based cytometry experiments indicated that 7 induced apoptosis as the mode of cell death. Complex 7 also showed significant antitumor activity for multidrug-resistant HCT15/CLO2 cell lines, for which doxorubicin was ineffective. PMID:23852626

  5. Upconverting Nanoparticles Prompt Remote Near-Infrared Photoactivation of Ru(II)-Arene Complexes.

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    Ruggiero, Emmanuel; Garino, Claudio; Mareque-Rivas, Juan C; Habtemariam, Abraha; Salassa, Luca

    2016-02-18

    The synthesis and full characterisation (including X-ray diffraction studies and DFT calculations) of two new piano-stool Ru(II) -arene complexes, namely [(η(6) -p-cym)Ru(bpy)(m-CCH-Py)][(PF)6]2 (1) and [(η(6) -p-cym)Ru(bpm)(m-CCH-Py)][(PF)6]2 (2; p-cym=p-cymene, bpy=2,2'-bipyridine, bpm=2,2'-bipyrimidine, and m-CCH-Py=3-ethynylpyridine), is described and discussed. The reaction of the m-CCH-Py ligand of 1 and 2 with diethyl-3-azidopropyl phosphonate by Cu-catalysed click chemistry affords [(η(6) -p-cym)Ru(bpy)(P-Trz-Py)][(PF)6]2 (3) and [(η(6) -p-cym)Ru(bpm)(P-Trz-Py)][(PF)6]2 (4; P-Trz-Py=[3-(1-pyridin-3-yl-[1,2,3]triazol-4-yl)-propyl]phosphonic acid diethyl ester). Upon light excitation at λ=395 nm, complexes 1-4 photodissociate the monodentate pyridyl ligand and form the aqua adduct ions [(η(6) -p-cym)Ru(bpy)(H2O)](2+) and [(η(6) -p-cym)Ru(bpm)(H2O)](2+). Thulium -doped upconverting nanoparticles (UCNPs) are functionalised with 4, thus exploiting their surface affinity for the phosphonate group in the complex. The so-obtained nanosystem UCNP@4 undergoes near-infrared (NIR) photoactivation at λ=980 nm, thus producing the corresponding reactive aqua species that binds the DNA-model base guanosine 5'-monophosphate. PMID:26785101

  6. Biological activity of ruthenium and osmium arene complexes with modified paullones in human cancer cells.

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    Mühlgassner, Gerhard; Bartel, Caroline; Schmid, Wolfgang F; Jakupec, Michael A; Arion, Vladimir B; Keppler, Bernhard K

    2012-11-01

    In an attempt to combine the ability of indolobenzazepines (paullones) to inhibit cyclin-dependent kinases (Cdks) and that of platinum-group metal ions to interact with proteins and DNA, ruthenium(II) and osmium(II) arene complexes with paullones were prepared, expecting synergies and an increase of solubility of paullones. Complexes with the general formula [M(II)Cl(η(6)-p-cymene)L]Cl, where M=Ru (1, 3) or Os (2, 4), and L=L(1) (1, 2) or L(2) (3, 4), L(1)=N-(9-bromo-7,12-dihydroindolo[3,2-d][1]-benzazepin-6(5H)-yliden-N'-(2-hydroxybenzylidene)azine and L(2)=N-(9-bromo-7,12-dihydroindolo[3,2-d][1]benzazepin-6-yl)-N'-[3-hydroxy-5-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methylpyridin-4-yl-methylene]azinium chloride (L(2)(*)HCl), were now investigated regarding cytotoxicity and accumulation in cancer cells, impact on the cell cycle, capacity of inhibiting DNA synthesis and inducing apoptosis as well as their ability to inhibit Cdk activity. The MTT (3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2H-tetrazolium bromide) assay yielded IC(50) values in the nanomolar to low micromolar range. In accordance with cytotoxicity data, the BrdU assay showed that 1 is the most and 4 the least effective of these compounds regarding inhibition of DNA synthesis. Effects on the cell cycle are minor, although concentration-dependent inhibition of Cdk2/cyclin E activity was observed in cell-free experiments. Induction of apoptosis is most pronounced for complex 1, accompanied by a low fraction of necrotic cells, as observed by annexin V-fluorescein isothiocyanate/propidium iodide staining and flow cytometric analysis. PMID:23037896

  7. Biological activity of ruthenium and osmium arene complexes with modified paullones in human cancer cells

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    Mühlgassner, Gerhard; Bartel, Caroline; Schmid, Wolfgang F.; Jakupec, Michael A.; Arion, Vladimir B.; Keppler, Bernhard K.

    2012-01-01

    In an attempt to combine the ability of indolobenzazepines (paullones) to inhibit cyclin-dependent kinases (Cdks) and that of platinum-group metal ions to interact with proteins and DNA, ruthenium(II) and osmium(II) arene complexes with paullones were prepared, expecting synergies and an increase of solubility of paullones. Complexes with the general formula [MIICl(η6-p-cymene)L]Cl, where M = Ru (1, 3) or Os (2, 4), and L = L1 (1, 2) or L2 (3, 4), L1 = N-(9-bromo-7,12-dihydroindolo[3,2-d][1]-benzazepin-6(5H)-yliden-N′-(2-hydroxybenzylidene)azine and L2 = N-(9-bromo-7,12-dihydroindolo[3,2-d][1]benzazepin-6-yl)-N′-[3-hydroxy-5-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methylpyridin-4-yl-methylene]azinium chloride (L2*HCl), were now investigated regarding cytotoxicity and accumulation in cancer cells, impact on the cell cycle, capacity of inhibiting DNA synthesis and inducing apoptosis as well as their ability to inhibit Cdk activity. The MTT (3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2H-tetrazolium bromide) assay yielded IC50 values in the nanomolar to low micromolar range. In accordance with cytotoxicity data, the BrdU assay showed that 1 is the most and 4 the least effective of these compounds regarding inhibition of DNA synthesis. Effects on the cell cycle are minor, although concentration-dependent inhibition of Cdk2/cyclin E activity was observed in cell-free experiments. Induction of apoptosis is most pronounced for complex 1, accompanied by a low fraction of necrotic cells, as observed by annexin V–fluorescein isothiocyanate/propidium iodide staining and flow cytometric analysis. PMID:23037896

  8. Methoxy-ether and crown-ether derivatives of tetrahomodioxa- and octahomotetraoxacalix[4]arenes.

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    Masci, B; Saccheo, S; Fonsi, M; Varrone, M; Finelli, M; Nierlich, M; Thuéry, P

    2001-08-01

    Three methoxy-ether and one methoxy-ether/crown-ether derivatives of p-tert-butyltetrahomodioxa- and p-R-octahomotetraoxacalix[4]arenes (R = methyl, tert-butyl, H) have been investigated. The first three compounds, 7,15,21,27-tetra-tert-butyl-29,30,31,32-tetramethoxy-3,11-dioxapentacyclo[23.3.1.1(5,9).1(13,17).1(19,23)]ditriaconta-1(29),5,7,9(30),13,15,-17(31),19,21,23(32),25,27-dodecaene, C(50)H(68)O(6), 33,34,35,36-tetramethoxy-7,15,23,31-tetramethyl-3,11,19,27-tetraoxapentacyclo[27.3.1.1(5,9).1(13,17).1(21,25)]hexatriaconta-1(33),5,7,9(34),13,15,17(35),21,23,25(36),29,31-dodecaene, C(40)H(48)O(8), and 7,23-di-tert-butyl-33,34,35,36-tetramethoxy-3,11,19,27-tetraoxapentacyclo[27.3.1.1(5,9).1(13,17).1(21,25)]hexatriaconta-1(33),5,7,9(34),13,15,17(35),- 21,23,25(36),29,31-dodecaene, C(44)H(56)O(8), in the partial-cone or 1,2-alternate conformations, present the common feature of methoxy-ether self-inclusion, while the fourth, 42,43-dimethoxy-7,15,23,31-tetramethyl-3,11,19,27,34,37,40-heptaoxahexacyclo[15.15.9.1(5,9).1(21,25).0(13,41).0(29,33)]tritetraconta-5(42),6,8,13(41),14,16,21(43),22,24,29(33),30,32-dodecaene, C(42)H(50)O(9), adopts the 1,3-alternate conformation owing to the presence of a 1,3-polyether chain. PMID:11498633

  9. Synthesis, Structure, and Molecular Recognition of S6 - and (SO2 )6 -Corona[6](het)arenes: Control of Macrocyclic Conformation and Properties by the Oxidation State of the Bridging Heteroatoms.

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    Guo, Qing-Hui; Zhao, Liang; Wang, Mei-Xiang

    2016-05-10

    We report herein the synthesis, structure, and molecular recognition of S6 - and (SO2 )6 -corona[6](het)arenes, and demonstrate a unique and efficient strategy of regulating macrocyclic conformation and properties by adjusting the oxidation state of the heteroatom linkages. The one-pot nucleophilic aromatic substitution reaction of 1,4-benzenedithiol derivatives, biphenyl-4,4'-dithiol and 9,9-dipropyl-9H-fluorene-2,7-dithiol with 3,6-dichlorotetrazine afforded S6 -corona[3]arene[3]tetrazines. These compounds underwent inverse-electron-demand Diels-Alder reaction with enamines and norbornadiene to produce S6 -corona[3]arene[3]pyridazines. Facile oxidation of sulfide linkages yielded (SO2 )6 -corona[3]arene[3]pyridazines. All corona[6](het)arenes adopted generally hexagonal macrocyclic ring structures; however, their electronic properties and conformation could be fine-tuned by altering the oxidation state of the sulfur linkages. Whereas (SO2 )6 -corona[3]arene[3]pyridazines were electron-deficient, S6 -corona[3]arene[3]pyridazines acted as electron-rich macrocyclic hosts that recognized various organic cations in both aqueous and organic solutions. PMID:27062180

  10. Surface photochemistry: Diffuse reflectance studies of thioketones included into p-tert-butylcalix[6 and 8]arenes

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    Vieira Ferreira, L. F.; Ferreira Machado, I.; Oliveira, A. S.; Da Silva, J. P.; Krawczyk, A.; Sikorski, M.

    2007-02-01

    This paper presents time resolved laser induced luminescence (LIL) and diffuse reflectance laser flash-photolysis (DRLFP) studies of solid powdered samples of xanthione (XT) and 4H-1-benzopyran-4-thione (BPT). These thioketones form inclusion complexes with p-tert-butylcalix[6]arene (CLX[6]) and p-tert-butylcalix[8]arene (CLX[8]). Room temperature air equilibrated LIL studies for XT/CLX[8] inclusion complex have shown the existence of both fluorescence and delayed fluorescence emission (S 2 → S 0 emissions in the nanosecond and microsecond time ranges, respectively) peaking at ca. 460 nm while phosphorescence peaks at about 670 nm with a half life of about 4 μs. For the BPT/CLX[8] inclusion complex, the emissions now peak at ca. 450 and 630 nm, respectively. When these two thioketones are included into the CLX[6] nanocavities similar luminescence spectra were detected. The phosphorescence spectra in all cases present a clear vibrational structure characteristic of non-polar environments, in accordance with the non-polar character of the calixarene's cavities. Diffuse reflectance transient absorption spectra revealed in all cases the presence of the triplet state of the thioketones and also of longer lived species. The use of chromatographic methods (GC-MS) allowed us to identify the formation of xanthone, chromone and hydroxy-thioketones following laser irradiation at 355 or 337 nm.

  11. Reversible dioxygen binding and arene hydroxylation reactions: Kinetic and thermodynamic studies involving ligand electronic and structural variations

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    Karlin, Kenneth D.; Zhang, Christiana Xin; Rheingold, Arnold L.; Galliker, Benedikt; Kaderli, Susan; Zuberbühler, Andreas D.

    2012-01-01

    Copper-dioxygen interactions are of intrinsic importance in a wide range of biological and industrial processes. Here, we present detailed kinetic/thermodynamic studies on the O2-binding and arene hydroxylation reactions of a series of xylyl-bridged binuclear copper(I) complexes, where the effects of ligand electronic and structural elements on these reactions are investigated. Ligand 4-pyridyl substituents influence the reversible formation of side-on bound μ-η2:η2-peroxodicopper(II) complexes, with stronger donors leading to more rapid formation and greater thermodynamic stability of product complexes [CuII2(RXYL)(O22−)]2+. An interaction of the latter with the xylyl π-system is indicated. Subsequent peroxo electrophilic attack on the arene leads to C–H activation and oxygenation with hydroxylated products [CuII2(RXYLO2−)(−OH)]2+ being formed. A related unsymmetrical binucleating ligand was also employed. Its corresponding O2-adduct [CuII2(UN)(O22−)]2+ is more stable, but primarily because the subsequent decay by hydroxylation is in a relative sense slower. The study emphasizes how ligand electronic effects can and do influence and tune copper(I)–dioxygen complex formation and subsequent reactivity. PMID:23420124

  12. A simple and rapid creatinine sensing via DLS selectivity, using calix[4]arene thiol functionalized gold nanoparticles.

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    Sutariya, Pinkesh G; Pandya, Alok; Lodha, Anand; Menon, Shobhana K

    2016-01-15

    A new, simple, ultra-sensitive and selective approach has been reported for the "on spot" colorimetric detection of creatinine based on calix[4]arene functionalized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) with excellent discrimination in the presence of other biomolecules. The lower detection limit of the method is 2.16nM. The gold nanoparticles and p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene were synthesized by microwave assisted method. Specifically, in our study, we used dynamic light scattering (DLS) which is a powerful method for the determination of small changes in particle size, improved selectivity and sensitivity of the creatinine detection system over colorimetric method. The nanoassembly is characterized by Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), DLS, UV-vis and ESI-MS spectroscopy, which demonstrates the binding affinity due its ability of hydrogen bonding and electrostatic interaction between -NH group of creatinine and pSDSC4. It exhibits fast response time (<60s) to creatinine and has long shelf-life (>5 weeks). The developed pSDSC4-AuNPs based creatinine biosensor will be established as simple, reliable and accurate tool for the determination of creatinine in human urine samples. PMID:26592650

  13. Competition between Hydrogen Bonding and Proton Transfer during Specific Anion Recognition by Dihomooxacalix[4]arene Bidentate Ureas.

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    Martínez-González, Eduardo; González, Felipe J; Ascenso, José R; Marcos, Paula M; Frontana, Carlos

    2016-08-01

    Competition between hydrogen bonding and proton transfer reactions was studied for systems composed of electrogenerated dianionic species from dinitrobenzene isomers and substituted dihomooxacalix[4]arene bidentate urea derivatives. To analyze this competition, a second-order ErCrCi mechanism was considered where the binding process is succeeded by proton transfer and the voltammetric responses depend on two dimensionless parameters: the first related to hydrogen bonding reactions, and the second one to proton transfer processes. Experimental results indicated that, upon an increase in the concentration of phenyl-substituted dihomooxacalix[4]arene bidentate urea, voltammetric responses evolve from diffusion-controlled waves (where the binding process is at chemical equilibrium) into irreversible kinetic responses associated with proton transfer. In particular, the 1,3-dinitrobenzene isomer showed a higher proton transfer rate constant (∼25 M(-1) s(-1)) compared to that of the 1,2-dinitrobenzene (∼5 M(-1) s(-1)), whereas the 1,4-dinitrobenzene did not show any proton transfer effect in the experimental conditions employed. PMID:27384148

  14. Sulfur dioxide and particles in quiescent volcanic plumes from Poas, Arenal, and Colima volcanos, Costa Rica and Mexico

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    Casadevall, T. J.; Rose, W. I., Jr.; Fuller, W. H.; Hunt, W. H.; Woods, D. C.; Hart, M. A.; Moyers, J. L.; Chuan, R. L.; Friend, J. P.

    1984-01-01

    Measurements of SO2 emission rates and concentrations and of particle distribution, size, shape, and composition were made in quiescent volcanic plumes emitted into the troposphere from Poas and Arenal volcanos, Costa Rica, and Colima volcano, Mexico. SO2 emission rates were 700 + or - 180 metric tons per day (t/d) for Poas, 210 + or - 30 t/d for Arenal, and 320 + or - 50 t/d for Colima. The concentrations of SO2 calculated from the COSPEC/lidar data were 5-380 ppb. Concentrations of SO2 measured directly by flame photometry were 10-250 ppb. Particles collected in the plumes with a quartz crystal microbalance impactor were mostly less than 3 microns in diameter and consisted of droplets of dilute sulfur-bearing solutions and minor amounts of layer silicate particles coated with a sulfur-bearing film or crust. Total particle concentrations were 4.7 micrograms per cu.m for Poas and 18.8 micrograms per cu.m for Colima. Comparison of concentrations of SO2 in the plumes with gas samples collected at fumaroles on the ground suggests that the plumes are diluted by the atmosphere by factors of up to 100,000.

  15. Transition Metal Complexes of Calix[4]arene: Theoretical Investigations into Small Guest Binding within the Host Cavity.

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    Murphy, Paul; Dalgarno, Scott J; Paterson, Martin J

    2016-02-11

    The ability to selectively detect or store small molecules, such as gases, is of enormous commercial potential. Calixarenes have been studied extensively as host molecules; however, recent synthetic advances have seen the formation of new polymetallic calixarene clusters, which have not yet been explored for such purposes. We therefore present a theoretical study, using Density Functional Theory, to thoroughly investigate the binding preferences of calix[4]arene, with a variety of transition metal cations coordinated to the calixarene tetraphenolic pocket, toward a series of important small molecules, H2S, SO2, H2O, O2, H2, N2, N2O, CO2, NH3, and HCN. It was found that the inclusion of a metal atom at the lower-rim of the calixarene caused significant strengthening of binding energy with all of the small molecules in our study as compared to metal-free calixarene. The guests, SO2 and NH3, were found to bind strongest with H2 binding weakest. Our calculations predict that simply introducing metal coordination of any type to calix[4]arene will make the largest difference to the binding energies. Subsequently changing the type, oxidation state, or the spin state of the metal coordinated to the calixarene tetraphenolic pocket was found to have a lesser effect on these. PMID:26783648

  16. A Remote Arene-Binding Site on Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen Revealed by Antibody-Recruiting Small Molecules

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    Zhang, Andrew X.; Murelli, Ryan P.; Barinka, Cyril; Michel, Julien; Cocleaza, Alexandra; Jorgensen, William L.; Lubkowski, Jacek; Spiegel, David A.

    2010-09-27

    Prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is a membrane-bound glutamate carboxypeptidase overexpressed in many forms of prostate cancer. Our laboratory has recently disclosed a class of small molecules, called ARM-Ps (antibody-recruiting molecule targeting prostate cancer) that are capable of enhancing antibody-mediated immune recognition of prostate cancer cells. Interestingly, during the course of these studies, we found ARM-Ps to exhibit extraordinarily high potencies toward PSMA, compared to previously reported inhibitors. Here, we report in-depth biochemical, crystallographic, and computational investigations which elucidate the origin of the observed affinity enhancement. These studies reveal a previously unreported arene-binding site on PSMA, which we believe participates in an aromatic stacking interaction with ARMs. Although this site is composed of only a few amino acid residues, it drastically enhances small molecule binding affinity. These results provide critical insights into the design of PSMA-targeted small molecules for prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment; more broadly, the presence of similar arene-binding sites throughout the proteome could prove widely enabling in the optimization of small molecule-protein interactions.

  17. Thiacalix[4]arene-tetra-(quinoline-8- sulfonate): a Sensitive and Selective Fluorescent Sensor for Co (II).

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    Modi, Krunal; Panchal, Urvi; Dey, Shuvankar; Patel, Chirag; Kongor, Anita; Pandya, Himanshu A; Jain, V K

    2016-09-01

    A novel fluorescent thiacalix[4]arene-tetra-(quinoline-8-sulfonate) (TCTQ8S) was synthesized by condensation of thiacalix[4]arene (TCA) and 8-quinoline sulfonyl chloride(8QSC). TCTQ8S was characterized by ESI-MS, (1)H-NMR and (13)C-NMR spectroscopic methods. TCTQ8S was found to be an efficient "turn-off" fluorescent sensor for the selective and sensitive recognition of Co(II) ions. The Job's plot measurement reveals a 1:1 stoichiometric ratio. The designed chemosensor exhibited high selectivity toward Co(II) ions vs. other tested metal ions, with a detection limit of up to 1.038 × 10(-9) M. The binding constant and quantum yield for the complex were also determined. Molecular docking studies have been successfully performed to support 1:1 binding of TCTQ8S with the Co(II) metal ion. TCTQ8S was evaluated for real sample analysis on water sample for the detection of Co(II). Graphical Abstract Thiacalix derivatized fluorescent sensor for the selective detection of Co(II). PMID:27392975

  18. Direct conversion of allyl arenes to aryl ethylketones via a TBHP-mediated palladium-catalyzed tandem isomerization-Wacker oxidation of terminal alkenes.

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    Zhao, JinWu; Liu, Li; Xiang, ShiJian; Liu, Qiang; Chen, HuoJi

    2015-05-28

    A TBHP-mediated palladium-catalyzed tandem isomerization-Wacker oxidation of terminal alkenes was developed. This methodology provides a new efficient and simple route for conversion of a range of allyl arenes directly into aryl ethylketones in good yields with high chemoselectivity. PMID:25884269

  19. FRET-capable supramolecular polymers based on a BODIPY-bridged pillar[5]arene dimer with BODIPY guests for mimicking the light-harvesting system of natural photosynthesis.

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    Meng, Lu-Bo; Li, Dongqi; Xiong, Shuhan; Hu, Xiao-Yu; Wang, Leyong; Li, Guigen

    2015-03-18

    AA/BB-type and A2/B3-type FRET-capable supramolecular polymers based on a BODIPY-bridged pillar[5]arene dimer and two BODIPY derivative guests have been successfully constructed and their application in mimicking the light-harvesting system of natural photosynthesis was studied. PMID:25690934

  20. Aqueous aerobic oxidation of alkyl arenes and alcohols catalyzed by copper(II) phthalocyanine supported on three-dimensional nitrogen-doped graphene at room temperature.

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    Mahyari, Mojtaba; Laeini, Mohammad Sadegh; Shaabani, Ahmad

    2014-07-25

    Copper(ii) tetrasulfophthalocyanine supported on three-dimensional nitrogen-doped graphene-based frameworks was synthesized and introduced as a bifunctional catalyst for selective aerobic oxidation of alkyl arenes and alcohols to the corresponding carbonyl compounds. The ease of catalyst separation, high turnover, low catalyst loading and recyclability could potentially render it applicable in industrial setting. PMID:24912023

  1. Multifunctional supramolecular vesicles based on the complex of ferrocenecarboxylic acid capped pillar[5]arene and a galactose derivative for targeted drug delivery.

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    Chang, Yincheng; Hou, Chenxi; Ren, Jingli; Xin, Xiaoting; Pei, Yuxin; Lu, Yuchao; Cao, Shoupeng; Pei, Zhichao

    2016-07-21

    Supramolecular vesicles based on the host-guest complexation of ferrocenecarboxylic acid capped pillar[5]arene and a galactose derivative have been constructed, which showed dual-responsiveness and cancer cells targetability resulting from its ferrocenecarboxylic acid units and galactose units, respectively. This work provides a good example for the construction of multifunctional nanocarriers for targeted drug delivery. PMID:27387299

  2. An Investigation of (Diacetoxyiodo)arenes as Precursors for Preparing No-Carrier-Added [(18)F]Fluoroarenes from Cyclotron-Produced [(18)F]Fluoride Ion.

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    Haskali, Mohammad B; Telu, Sanjay; Lee, Yong-Sok; Morse, Cheryl L; Lu, Shuiyu; Pike, Victor W

    2016-01-01

    Treatment of (diacetoxyiodo)arenes (1a-1u) with cyclotron-produced [(18)F]fluoride ion rapidly affords no-carrier-added [(18)F]fluoroarenes (2a-2u) in useful yields and constitutes a new method for converting substituted iodoarenes into substituted [(18)F]fluoroarenes in just two steps. PMID:26641128

  3. pH-Responsive supramolecular vesicles assembled by water-soluble pillar[5]arene and a BODIPY photosensitizer for chemo-photodynamic dual therapy.

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    Meng, Lu-Bo; Zhang, Wenyi; Li, Dongqi; Li, Yan; Hu, Xiao-Yu; Wang, Leyong; Li, Guigen

    2015-10-01

    Supramolecular vesicles which can successfully encapsulate DOX and exhibit rapid drug release in a low-pH environment are constructed based on the host-guest interaction of water-soluble pillar[5]arene and a BODIPY derivative. They show remarkable combination of chemo- and photodynamic activities, suggesting a promising drug nanocarrier. PMID:26270623

  4. CALIX[6]ARENE DERIVATIVES BEARING SULFONATE AND ALKYL GROUPS AS SURFACTANTS IN SC(OTF)3-CATALYZED MUKAIYAMA ALDOL REACTIONS IN WATER. (R822668)

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    Abstract

    Amphiphilic calix[6]arene derivatives 1a¯b were found to be efficient surfactants for Sc(OTf)3-catalyzed Mukaiyama aldol reaction of silyl enol ethers with aldehydes in water. The results indicated t...

  5. One-step heterylation at the upper rim of calix[4]arene with 1,2,4-triazin-5(2H)-ones.

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    Beresnev, Dmitry G; Itsikson, Nadezhda A; Chupakhin, Oleg N; Charushin, Valery N; Kodess, Mikhail I; Butakov, Alexander I; Rusinov, Gennady L; Morzherin, Yuri Yu; Konovalov, Alexander I; Antipin, Igor S

    2006-10-13

    A convenient way to modify calix[4]arenes based on the direct C-C coupling reaction of their phenol moiety with 1,2,4-triazines has been advanced, and the ability of modified calixarenes to provide transport of La3+ and Ga3+ cations through organic membranes has been examined. PMID:17025324

  6. Three-dimensional stochastic adjustment of volcano geodetic network in Arenal volcano, Costa Rica

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    Muller, C.; van der Laat, R.; Cattin, P.-H.; Del Potro, R.

    2009-04-01

    before it is built. Moreover, a posterior analysis enables identifying, and hence dismissing, measurement errors (antenna height, atmospheric effects, etc.). Here we present a preliminary effort to apply this technique to volcano deformation. A geodetic network has been developed on the western flank of the Arenal volcano in Costa Rica. It is surveyed with GNSS, angular and EDM (Electronic Distance Measurements) measurements. Three measurement campaigns were carried out between February and June 2008. The results show consistent and accurate output of deformation and uncertainty for each of the 12 benchmarks surveyed. The three campaigns also prove the repeatability and consistency of the statistical indicators and the displacement vectors. Although, this methodology has only recently been applied to volcanoes, we suggest that due to its cost-effective high-quality results it has the potential to be incorporated into the design and analysis of volcano geodetic networks worldwide.

  7. Timescales of degassing and crystallization implied by 210Po- 210Pb- 226Ra disequilibria for andesitic lavas erupted from Arenal volcano

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    Reagan, Mark K.; Tepley, Frank J.; Gill, James B.; Wortel, Matthew; Garrison, Jennifer

    2006-09-01

    Disequilibrium between 210Po, 210Pb, and 226Ra was measured on whole rocks and plagioclase mineral separates erupted between 1968 and 2003 from Arenal volcano with a goal of monitoring the volatile fluxing and crystallization in the decades and years leading up to eruption. Degassing during the eruption was found to remove nearly all 210Po from Arenal lavas, which appears to be true of lava eruptions in general. Most of Arenal's lavas have ( 210Pb)/( 226Ra) ratios within 20% of equilibrium, indicating that most of the magmas involved in this eruption did not have strong, persistent fluxes of 222Rn in or out of the system during the decades leading to eruption. This is consistent with a time-frame of differentiation from basalt to basaltic andesite exceeding a century. Lava erupted in 1971 had ( 210Pb) in excess of ( 226Ra) by as much as a factor of 2. These lavas were the first to mark the change in geochemical trends that were likely caused by the arrival of a new magma at the surface at Arenal [Ryder, C.H., Gill, J.B., Tepley III, F., Ramos, F., Reagan, M., this issue. Closed to open system differentiation at Arenal Volcano (1968-2003). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research.], suggesting that the 210Pb excess was related to the first appearance of this magma. The high ( 210Pb)/( 226Ra) ratio in this lava apparently reflects Rn-degassing from large volumes of underlying magma and/or extraction of Rn from conduit-area rocks or fluids due to deformation and heating. Plagioclase mineral separates had 210Po- 210Pb- 226Ra disequilibrium patterns suggesting a growth period stretching over a period of more than 50 years up to the time of eruption.

  8. Triggering the approach of an arene or heteroarene towards an aldehyde via Lewis acid-aldehyde communication.

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    Pratihar, Sanjay

    2016-03-01

    The present work reports a combined experimental/computational study of the Lewis acid promoted hydroxyalkylation reaction involving aldehyde and arene/heteroarene and reveals a mechanism in which the rate determining aldehyde to alcohol formation via a four-member cyclic transition state (TS) involves a transfer of hydrogen from arene/heteroarene C-H to aldehyde oxygen with the breaking of the C-H bond and formation of C-C and O-H bonds. The effect of different Sn(iv) derivatives on the hydroxyalkylation reaction from different in situ NMR and computational studies reveals that although the exergonic formation of the intermediate and its gained electrophilicity at the carbonyl carbon drive the reaction in SnCl4 compared to other Sn(iv) derivatives, the overall reaction is low yielding because of its stable intermediate. With respect to different aldehydes, LA promoted hydroxylation was found to be more feasible for an electron withdrawing aldehyde compared to electron rich aldehyde because of lower stability, enhanced electrophilicity gained at the aldehyde center, and a lower activation barrier between its intermediate and TS in the former as compared to the latter. The relative stability of the LA-aldehyde adduct decreases in the order SnCl4 > AlCl3 > InCl3 > BF3 > ZnCl2 > TiCl4 > SiCl4, while the activation barrier (ΔG(#)) between intermediate and transition states increases in the order AlCl3 < SnCl4 < InCl3 < BF3 < TiCl4 < ZnCl2 < SiCl4. On the other hand, the activation barriers in the case of different arenes/heteroarenes are in the order of indole < furan < anisole < thiophene < toluene < benzene < chlorobenzene < cyanobenzene, which suggests a facile reaction in the case of indole and the most difficult reaction in the case of cyanobenzene. The ease of formation of the corresponding diaryl methyl carbocation from the alcohol-LA intermediate is responsible for the determination of the undesired product and is found to be more viable in the case of strong

  9. Crystal structures of resorcin[4]arene and pyrogallol[4]arene complexes with DL-pipecolinic acid. Model compounds for the recognition of the pipecolinyl ring, a key fragment of FK506, through C-H⋯π interaction

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    Fujisawa, Ikuhide; Kitamura, Yuji; Kato, Ryo; Murayama, Kazutaka; Aoki, Katsuyuki

    2014-01-01

    Resorcin[4]arene (resorcinol cyclic tetramer, abbreviated as RCT) or pyrogallol[4]arene (pyrogallol cyclic tetramer, PCT) form host-guest 1:1 complexes with DL-pipecolinic acid (DL-pipeH), RCT·DL-pipeH·EtOH·8H2O (1), PCT DL-pipeH·EtOH·4H2O (2), and PCT·DL-pipeH·3H2O (3), whose crystal structures have been determined. In each complex, the pipeH ligand is incorporated into the bowl-shaped cavity of the RCT or PCT host molecules through C-H⋯π interactions between alkyl protons of the piperidine ring of pipeH and π-rings of RCT or PCT, forming an [(RCT/PCT)·pipeH] structural fragment. In 1 and 3, two [(RCT/PCT) pipeH] fragments self-associate across an inversion center to form a guest-mediated, obliquely declined dimeric structure [(RCT/PCT)·L-pipeH·D-pipeH (RCT/PCT)]. In 2, each PCT-capped pipeH ligand bridges to two adjacent PCT molecules to form guest-mediated, optically-discrete helical polymers [PCT·L-pipeH]n or [PCT·D-pipeH]n. An 1H NMR experiment shows that the complexation through C-H⋯π interaction between the piperidine ring of pipeH and π-rings of RCT or PCT occurs also in solution, with the binding constants of 9.7 ± 0.6 M-1 for RCT and 26.5 ± 1.5 M-1 for PCT. These complexes provide a synthetic model for the recognition of the pipecolinyl-ring moiety, a key constituent of immunosuppressant drugs such as FK506, FK520 or rapamycin, by their binding proteins through C-H⋯π interaction.

  10. Development of more labile low electron count Co(I) sources: mild, catalytic functionalization of activated alkanes using a [(Cp*Co)2-μ-(η4:η4-arene)] complex.

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    Hung-Low, Fernando; Krogman, Jeremy P; Tye, Jesse W; Bradley, Christopher A

    2012-01-11

    Catalytic transfer dehydrogenation of silyl protected amines, requiring sp(3) C-H bond activation, is mediated by a bridging arene complex of the type [(Cp*Co)(2)-μ-(η(4):η(4)-arene)] under mild conditions. Mechanistic and qualitative rate studies establish the compound as a more reactive Co(I) source when compared to other known Cp*Co(I) complexes. PMID:22083519

  11. Solid Lipid Nanoparticle-Based Calix[n]arenes and Calix-Resorcinarenes as Building Blocks: Synthesis, Formulation and Characterization

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    Montasser, Imed; Shahgaldian, Patrick; Perret, Florent; Coleman, Anthony W.

    2013-01-01

    Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) have attracted increasing attention during recent years. This paper presents an overview about the use of calix[n]arenes and calix-resorcinarenes in the formulation of SLNs. Because of their specific inclusion capability both in the intraparticle spaces and in the host cavities as well as their capacity for functionalization, these colloidal nanostructures represent excellent tools for the encapsulation of different active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in the area of drug targeting, cosmetic additives, contrast agents, etc. Various synthetic routes to the supramolecular structures will be given. These various routes lead to the formulation of the corresponding SLNs. Characterization, properties, toxicological considerations as well as numerous corresponding experimental studies and analytical methods will be also exposed and discussed. PMID:24196356

  12. Photo-physical and complexation properties of chromogenic azo-calix[4]arene: Application to the detection of Eu 3+

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    Ebdelli, Rihab; Rouis, Ahelm; Mlika, Rym; Bonnamour, Isabelle; Ben Ouada, Hafedh; Davenas, Joel

    2011-12-01

    A studies of a tetrakis(phenylazo)calix[4]arene derivative have been developed for cation recognition. The complexation properties of this ligand towards transition metal ions have been investigated by UV-Visible and fluorescence spectroscopies. It has been found that the ligand has remarkable complexation ability for transition metal Ni 2+, Co 2+, Hg 2+, heavy metal ions Al 3+ and Pb 2+ with an exceptional high affinity for the lanthanide Eu 3+ ion. The stoichiometric ratio of the complexation between the ionophore and Eu 3+ ions in acetonitrile solution has been determined by applying the molar ratio method. The complexes formed are ML 2 and ML in neutral and in basic medium respectively. The recognition properties between the thin film and the ions have also been studied. The complexation properties of the ligand with Eu 3+ ion has been confirmed by fluorescence spectroscopy.

  13. Uranium(III) complexes with bulky aryloxide ligands featuring metal-arene interactions and their reactivity toward nitrous oxide.

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    Franke, Sebastian M; Tran, Ba L; Heinemann, Frank W; Hieringer, Wolfgang; Mindiola, Daniel J; Meyer, Karsten

    2013-09-16

    We report the synthesis and use of an easy-to-prepare, bulky, and robust aryloxide ligand starting from inexpensive precursor materials. Based on this aryloxide ligand, two reactive, coordinatively unsaturated U(III) complexes were prepared that are masked by a metal-arene interaction via δ-backbonding. Depending on solvent and uranium starting material, both a tetrahydrofuran (THF)-bound and Lewis-base-free U(III) precursor can easily be prepared on the multigram scale. The reaction of these trivalent uranium species with nitrous oxide, N2O, was studied and an X-ray diffraction (XRD) study on single crystals of the product revealed the formation of a five-coordinate U(V) oxo complex with two different molecular geometries, namely, square pyramidal and trigonal bipyramidal. PMID:23987649

  14. Highly constrained guests in complexes of p-tert-butylcalix[6]arene dianion: Pentane-1,5-diammonium and choline

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    Lazzarotto, Márcio; Ferreira, Creusa Iara; Castellano, Eduardo Ernesto; Veglia, Alicia Viviana

    2014-06-01

    The structures of the complexes of choline and pentane-1,5-diammonium with p-t-bu-calix[6]arene dianion were determined. Both salts display the calixarene moiety at 1,2,3-alternate conformation, with two concave surfaces formed by three aromatic rings, and the phenolate units are at distal positions, interacting with two phenol units by hydrogen bonds. The salt of pentane-1,5-diammonium shows the diammonium connecting both calixarene dianion units, and one NH3+ is located endo-calix position and the other occupies an exo-calix position. The t-butyl groups and the calix cavity constrains the pentane-1,5-diammonium chain to near syn-eclipsed and gauche conformations. The other semi-calix accomodates a THF solvent molecule. The salt of choline shows the trimethylammonium groups of choline units immersed in these concave surfaces, with several interactions N+-C-H---π interactions with the aromatic semi-cavities.

  15. A family of calix[4]arene-supported [Mn(III)2Mn(II)2] clusters.

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    Taylor, Stephanie M; Karotsis, Georgios; McIntosh, Ruaraidh D; Kennedy, Stuart; Teat, Simon J; Beavers, Christine M; Wernsdorfer, Wolfgang; Piligkos, Stergios; Dalgarno, Scott J; Brechin, Euan K

    2011-06-27

    In the cone conformation calix[4]arenes possess lower-rim polyphenolic pockets that are ideal for the complexation of various transition-metal centres. Reaction of these molecules with manganese salts in the presence of an appropriate base (and in some cases co-ligand) results in the formation of a family of calixarene-supported [Mn(III)(2)Mn(II)(2)] clusters that behave as single-molecule magnets (SMMs). Variation in the alkyl groups present at the upper-rim of the cone allows for the expression of a degree of control over the self-assembly of these SMM building blocks, whilst retaining the general magnetic properties. The presence of various different ligands around the periphery of the magnetic core has some effect over the extended self-assembly of these SMMs. PMID:21594912

  16. Computational and experimental investigations of supramolecular assemblies of p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene organized by weak forces.

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    Ghoufi, A; Pison, L; Morel, J P; Morel-Desrosiers, N; Bonal, C; Malfreyt, P

    2007-10-01

    We report the study of the supramolecular assemblies formed by the incorporation of quaternary ammonium cations such as Me4N+ or Et4N+ into host-guest assemblies with p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene in the presence of a lanthanide(III) cation in water. We use microcalorimetry to characterize the formation of these supramolecular assemblies. We obtain a molecular description of these assemblies by performing molecular dynamics simulations over a very large period of time. The structures of these supramolecular complexes have been determined and discussed through specific interaction energy contributions. By combining MD simulations and 1NMR spectroscopy, we highlight a specific behavior of the supramolecular assembly with the Me4N+. PMID:17850131

  17. Methylene crosslinked calix[6]arene hexacaarboxylic acid resin: a highly efficient solid phase extractant for decontamination of lead bearing effluents.

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    Adhikari, Birendra Babu; Gurung, Manju; Kawakita, Hidetaka; Jumina; Ohto, Keisuke

    2011-10-15

    Calixarene-based cation exchange resin has been developed by methylene crosslinking of calix[6]arene hexacarboxylic acid derivative and the resin has been exploited for solid phase extraction of some toxic heavy metal ions. The selectivity order of the resin towards some metal ions follows the order Pb(II) > Cu(II)> Zn(II), Ni(II), Co(II). The maximum lead ion binding capacity of the resin was found to be 1.30 mmol g(-1) resin. The loaded lead was quantitatively eluted with dilute acid solution regenerating the resin. Mutual separation of Pb(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) was achieved by using the column packed with the resin. PMID:21835544

  18. Enthalpies of the reaction of N-methylpyrrolidone with C/sub 9/-C/sub 12/ arenes

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    Yanbukhtina, R.A.; Gaile, A.A.; Semenov, L.V.

    1988-07-20

    Mixing of N-methylpyrrolidone with monocycloaromatic hydrocarbons takes place with an endothermic effect and mixing with bicycloaromatic hydrocarbons occurs with an exothermic effect. This is due to an increase in the proportion of the specific reaction in going from systems with mono- and bicycloaromatic hydrocarbons from 30 to 50-60% of the total enthalpy of the reaction. The enthalpies of the specific reaction of arenes with N-methylpyrrolidone are correlated with the donor numbers of the hydrocarbons. The difference in the enthalpies of solvation of saturated and aromatic hydrocarbons by N-methylpyrrolidone is greater than with dimethylformamide and furfural, which is in agreement with the higher selectivity of N-methylpyrrolidone.

  19. Alteration and arenization processes of granitic waste rock piles from former uranium Mines in Limousin, France.

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    Kanzari, Aisha; Boekhout, Flora; Gérard, Martine; Galoisy, Laurence; Phrommavanh, Vannapha; Descostes, Michael

    2014-05-01

    France counts approximately 200 former uranium mines, 50 of which are located in the Limousin region. Mining activities between 1945 and 2001 have generated close to 200 000 tons of waste rocks in the Limousin, with uranium levels corresponding essentially to the geological background. Waste rock piles from three former mining sites in this region, were selected according to their age, uranium content and petrological signature. These sites are part of the two-mica granitic complex of St Sylvestre massif, formed 324 million years ago. Granitic blocks that build up the waste rock piles have experienced different processes and intensities of alteration before their emplacement at the surface. These processes are responsible for the petrological heterogeneity throughout the waste rock pile at the time of construction. It is important to make a distinction within waste rocks between natural-cut-off waste rocks and economic-cut-off waste rocks. The latter represents a minority and is linked to stock prices. Natural-cut-off waste rocks contain about 20 ppm of uranium; economic-cut-off waste rocks contain about 100 to 300 ppm of uranium. The aims of this study are to 1) assess the neo-formation of U-bearing minerals hosted by these rocks, and 2) to characterize the weathering processes since the construction of the rock piles, including both mechanical and chemical processes. The structure of the waste rocks piles, from metric blocks to boulders of tens centimeters, induces an enhanced weathering rate, compared to a granitic massif. Mechanical fracturing and chemical leaching by rainwater (arenization) of the waste rocks produce a sandy-silty alteration phase. Silty-clay weathering aureoles of submetric-granitic blocks evolving into technic soil are mainly located below growing birch trees. Sampling on the rock piles was restricted to surface rocks. Samples collected consist mainly of granites, and rare lamprophyres with a high radiometric signal, thereby especially

  20. Preparation of Langmuir-Blodgett thin films of calix[6]arenes and p-tert butyl group effect on their gas sensing properties

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    Ozmen, Mustafa; Ozbek, Zikriye; Bayrakci, Mevlut; Ertul, Seref; Ersoz, Mustafa; Capan, Rifat

    2015-12-01

    Organic vapor sensing properties of Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) thin films of p-tert-butyl calix[6]arene and calix[6]arene, and their certain characterization are reported in this work. LB films of these calixarenes have been characterized by contact angle measurement, quartz crystal microbalance (QCM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). QCM system was used for the measurement of sensor response against chloroform, benzene, toluene and ethanol vapors. Forming of stable monolayers was observed at the water surface using surface pressure-area isotherm graph. The results indicate that good quality, uniform LB films can be prepared with a transfer ratio of over 0.95. Due to the adsorption of vapors into the LB film structures; they yield a response to all vapors as of large, fast, and reproducible.

  1. Deciphering Noncovalent Interactions Accompanying 7,7,8,8-Tetracyanoquinodimethane Encapsulation within Biphene[n]arenes: Nucleus-Independent Chemical Shifts Approach.

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    Lande, Dipali N; Rao, Soniya S; Gejji, Shridhar P

    2016-07-18

    Binding of novel biphene[n]arene hosts to antiaromatic 7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ) are investigated by DFT. Biphene[4]arene favors the inclusion complex through noncovalent interactions, such as hydrogen bonding, π-π stacking, C-H⋅⋅⋅π, and C-H⋅⋅⋅H-C dihydrogen bonding. Donor-acceptor complexation renders aromatic character to the guest through charge transfer. The formation of TCNQ anionic radicals through supramolecular π stacking significantly influences its chemical and photophysical behavior. Electron density reorganization consequent to encapsulation of TCNQ reflects in the shift of characteristic vibrations in the IR spectra. The accompanying aromaticities arising from the induced ring currents are analyzed by employing nucleus-independent chemical shifts based profiles. PMID:27028656

  2. Amidofluorene-appended lower rim 1,3-diconjugate of calix[4]arene: synthesis, characterization and highly selective sensor for Cu(2.).

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    Hosseinzadeh, Rahman; Nemati, Mohammad; Zadmard, Reza; Mohadjerani, Maryam

    2016-01-01

    Functionalization of calix[4]arene with amidofluorene moieties at the lower rim led to formation of the 1,3-diconjugate of calix[4]arene L as a novel fluorescent chemosensor for Cu(2+). The receptor molecule L exhibited a pronounced selectivity towards Cu(2+) over other mono and divalent ions. The formation of the complex between L and Cu(2+) was evaluated by absorption, fluorescence and (1)H NMR spectroscopy. The sensor L showed a remarkable color change from colorless to purple and a fluorescence quenching only upon interaction with Cu(2+). The 1:1 stoichiometry of the obtained complex has been determined by Job's plot. The association constant determined by fluorescence titration was found to be 1.8 × 10(6) M(-1). The sensor showed a linear response toward Cu(2+) in the concentration range from 1 to 10 µM with a detection limit of 9.6 × 10(-8) M. PMID:27559419

  3. Catalytic borylation of SCF₃-functionalized arenes by rhodium(I) boryl complexes: regioselective C-H activation at the ortho-position.

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    Kalläne, Sabrina I; Braun, Thomas

    2014-08-25

    An unprecedented reaction pathway for the borylation of SCF3-containing arenes using [Rh(Bpin)(PEt3)3] (pin=pinacolato) is reported. Catalytic processes were developed and the functionalizations proceed under mild reaction conditions. The C-H activations occur with a unique regioselectivity for the position ortho to the SCF3 group, which apparently serves as directing group. Borylated SCF3 compounds can serve as versatile building blocks. PMID:25088814

  4. Formation of a series of stable pillar[5]arene-based pseudo[1]-rotaxanes and their [1]rotaxanes in the crystal state

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    Han, Ying; Huo, Gui-Fei; Sun, Jing; Xie, Ju; Yan, Chao-Guo; Zhao, Yue; Wu, Xuan; Lin, Chen; Wang, Leyong

    2016-06-01

    A series of mono-amide-functionalized pillar[5]arenes with different lengths of N-ω-aminoalkyl groups as the side chain on the rim were designed and synthesized, which all formed pseudo[1]rotaxanes in the crystal state. And these pseudo[1]rotaxanes could be transformed into [1]rotaxanes or open forms in the crystal state. In addition, they were also studied in solution by 1H NMR spectroscopy.

  5. Formation of a series of stable pillar[5]arene-based pseudo[1]-rotaxanes and their [1]rotaxanes in the crystal state

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    Han, Ying; Huo, Gui-Fei; Sun, Jing; Xie, Ju; Yan, Chao-Guo; Zhao, Yue; Wu, Xuan; Lin, Chen; Wang, Leyong

    2016-01-01

    A series of mono-amide-functionalized pillar[5]arenes with different lengths of N-ω-aminoalkyl groups as the side chain on the rim were designed and synthesized, which all formed pseudo[1]rotaxanes in the crystal state. And these pseudo[1]rotaxanes could be transformed into [1]rotaxanes or open forms in the crystal state. In addition, they were also studied in solution by 1H NMR spectroscopy. PMID:27350382

  6. Photoassisted Synthesis of Complex Molecular Architectures: Dearomatization of Benzenoid Arenes with Aza-o-xylylenes via an Unprecedented [2+4] Reaction Topology.

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    Kuznetsov, Dmitry M; Mukhina, Olga A; Kutateladze, Andrei G

    2016-06-01

    A new method was developed for the photoinduced dearomatization of arenes through an intramolecular cycloaddition with aza-o-xylylenes generated by excited-state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) in the readily available photoprecursors. The [2+4] topology of this cycloaddition is unprecedented for photo-dearomatizations of benzenoid aromatic carbocycles. It provides rapid access to novel heterocycles, cyclohexadieno-oxazolidino-quinolinols, as valuable synthons for a broad range of post-photochemical transformations. PMID:27097759

  7. Modification of photoelectrode with thiol-functionalized Calix[4]arenes as interface energy barrier for high efficiency in dye-sensitized solar cells

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    Akın, Seçkin; Gülen, Mahir; Sayın, Serkan; Azak, Hacer; Yıldız, Hüseyin Bekir; Sönmezoğlu, Savaş

    2016-03-01

    We successfully synthesize a series of bis-thiol-substituted calix[4]arene derivatives bearing diverse groups on the upper-rim/lower-rim (C@SH-1, C@SH-2, C@SH-3, C@SH-4, C@SH-5). For the first time, we apply these derivatives as interface modifiers for improving the photovoltaic response of a Ru-bipy dye (N-719)-sensitized TiO2 photoanode in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). We use FT-IR, H- and C-NMR, UV-vis spectrophotometry, and elemental analysis techniques to characterize the structures of the calix[4]arene derivatives. We achieve an overall photon-to-electron conversion efficiency (PCE) of 12.97% with the DSSCs based on 25,27-bis(5-thiol-1-oxypentane)-26,28-dihydroxycalix[4]arene (C@SH-3)-modified TiO2 photoanode (Jsc = 9.49 mA cm-2, Voc = 672 mV, FF = 61.1%) compared with a system of bare TiO2 (PCE: 6.82%) under AM 1.5G illumination of 300 W/m2. In addition, we also study the influence of the chain length (C@SH-2; with 3 carbons and C@SH-3; with 5 carbons) and subsidiary ligand groups such as alkyl (C@SH-1), nitro (C@SH-4), and amine (C@SH-5) on the surface morphology, spectral response, and photovoltaic performance. Our results reveal that the C@SH-3 calixarene is the best derivative for modifiying the TiO2 photoanode. Thiol-functionalized Calix[4]arene molecules play a role in assisting charge separation and preventing back recombination, which accounts for the observed enhancement in photovoltaic performance.

  8. Extraction of Cesium Ions from Aqueous Solutions Using Calix[4]arene-bis(tert-octylbenzo-crown-6) in Ionic Liquids

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    Luo, Huimin; Dai, Sheng; Bonnesen, Peter V; Buchanan III, A C; Holbrey, John D; Bridges, Nicholas J; Rogers, Robin D

    2004-01-01

    Solvent extraction of cesium ions from aqueous solution to hydrophobic ionic liquids without the introduction of an organophilic anion in the aqueous phase was demonstrated using calix[4]arene-bis(tert-octylbenzo-crown-6) (BOBCalixC6) as an extractant. The selectivity of this extraction process toward cesium ions and the use of a sacrificial cation exchanger (NaBPh{sub 4}) to control loss of imidazolium cation to the aqueous solutions by ion exchange have been investigated.

  9. p-Tertbutylcalix[4]arene nanoemulsion: preparation, characterization and comparative evaluation of its decontamination efficacy against Technetium-99m, Iodine-131 and Thallium-201.

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    Rana, Sudha; Sharma, Navneet; Ojha, Himanshu; Shivkumar, Hosakote Gurumalappa; Sultana, Sarwat; Sharma, Rakesh Kumar

    2014-05-01

    This study aimed to develop p-tertbutylcalix[4]arene o/w nanoemulsion for decontamination of radioisotopes from skin. Formulation was characterized using dynamic light scattering (DLS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), multi-photon confocal microscopy techniques and in vitro dissolution studies. In vivo evaluation of nano-emulsion was done using nuclear medicine technique. Stability studies and dermal toxicity studies were also carried out. Comparative decontamination efficacy (DE) studies were performed on synthetic human tissue equivalent material and Sprague Dawley rat against three commonly used medical radioisotopes, i.e., Technetium-99m ((99m)Tc), Iodine-131 ((131)I) and Thallium-201 ((201)Tl). Decontamination was performed using cotton swabs soaked in nanoemulsion at different time intervals of contaminants exposure. Whole body imaging and static counts were recorded using gamma camera before and after each decontamination attempt data was analyzed using one way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and found to be statistically significant (p<0.05). DE of the nanoemulsion loaded with p-tertbutylcalix[4]arene was observed to be 88±5%, 90±3% and 89±3% for (99m)Tc, (131)I and (201)Tl respectively. Dermal toxicity studies revealed no significant differences between treated and control animals. Skin histopathology slides with and without API (Active pharmaceutical ingredients) also found to be comparable. p-Tertbutylcalix[4]arene loaded nanoemulsion shows great promise for skin decontamination against broad ranges of radiological contaminants besides being stable and safe. PMID:24632037

  10. Direct synthesis of high-valent aryl-Cu(II) and aryl-Cu(III) compounds: mechanistic insight into arene C-H bond metalation.

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    Zhang, Hu; Yao, Bo; Zhao, Liang; Wang, De-Xian; Xu, Bo-Qing; Wang, Mei-Xiang

    2014-04-30

    Copper and its salts are abundant, inexpensive, and eco-friendly and have been used as the surrogates of noble metals to effect arene C-H bond activation and transformations. Despite of the recent significant progress of the study, syntheses of high-valent arylcopper(II-III) compounds are still very rare and mechanisms of copper(II)-catalyzed reactions remain elusive. With the use of azacalix[1]arene[3]pyridines as a platform, a number of arylcopper(II) compounds were synthesized efficiently from the reaction of Cu(ClO4)2 under ambient conditions. The resulting aryl-Cu(II) compounds, which contain an unprecedented (substituted) phenyl-Cu(II) σ-bond, were stable under atmospheric conditions and can undergo facile oxidation reaction by free copper(II) ions or oxone to afford arylcopper(III) compounds in good yields. Both arylcopper(II) and arylcopper(III) compounds were characterized unambiguously by means of XRD, XPS, and NMR methods. Experimental evidence including reaction kinetics, LFER and KIE, and theoretical calculations indicated that the Cu(ClO4)2-mediated arene C-H bond activation proceeds plausibly through an electrophilic aromatic metalation pathway. The synthesis of high-valent arylcopper compounds and the reaction mechanism reported here highlight the diversity and richness of organocopper chemistry. PMID:24730979

  11. The Nature of Aqueous Solutions of a Cationic Calix[4]arene: A Comparative Study of Dye–Calixarene and Dye–Surfactant Interactions

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    Mchedlov-PetrossyanL. N. Vilkova, N. O.; Vodolazkaya, N. A.; Yakubovskaya, A. G.; Rodik, R. V.; Boyko, V. I.; Kalchenko, V. I.

    2006-01-01

    Among different types of calixarenes, the water–soluble ones are of especial interest because of their possible applications in biochemical research. In order to elucidate the nature of aqueous solutions of a cationic amphiphilic calixarene, substituted tetrapropoxy-calix[4]arene bearing hydrophilic choline groups at the upper rim, we studied vis–spectroscopically the influence of the above system on the acid–base behavior of three indicator dyes, namely, 2,4-dinitrophenol, bromophenol blue, and N,N/-dioctadecylrhodamine, at constant ionic strength of 0.05 M, maintained with NaCl addition. Simultaneously, ‘apparent’ ionization constants, Kaa, of the same dyes were determined in the presence of common cationic surfactant micelles. Within the concentration range from 1.0×10–5 to 0.01 M, the aforementioned water–soluble calixarene displays effects similar to those of micelles of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (or chloride). The shifts of the absorption and emission bands in the visible region, as well as the alterations of the Kaa values against the ‘aqueous’ ones appeared to be very similar in aqueous solutions of both calix[4]arene and cationic surfactant. A conclusion can be made about aggregation (or association), i.e., micelle formation of the cationic calix[4]arene under study.

  12. Synthesis and DFT calculation of a novel 5,17-di(2-antracenylazo)-25,27-di(ethoxycarbonylmethoxy)-26,28-dihydroxycalix[4]arene.

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    Bayrakdar, A; Kart, H H; Elcin, S; Deligoz, H; Karabacak, M

    2015-02-01

    In this study, 5,17-di(2-antracenylazo)-25,27-di(ethoxycarbonylmethoxy)-26,28-dihydroxycalix[4]arene has been synthesized from 2-aminoantracene and 25,27-dihydroxy-26,28-diethylacetate calix[4]arene. In order to identify the molecular structure and vibrational features of the prepared azocalix[4]arene, FT-IR and (1)H NMR spectral data have been used. FT-IR spectrum of the studied molecule is recorded in the region 4000-400 cm(-1). (1)H NMR spectrum is recorded for 0.1-0.2 M solutions in DMSO-d6 solution. The molecular geometry, infrared spectrum are calculated by the density functional method employing B3LYP level with different basis sets, including 6-31G(d) and LanL2DZ. The chemical shifts calculation for (1)H NMR of the title molecule is calculated by using by Gauge-Invariant Atomic Orbital method by utilizing the same basis sets. The total density of state, the partial density of state and the overlap population density of state diagram analysis are done via GaussSum 3.0 program. Frontier molecular orbital (HOMO-LUMO) and molecular electrostatic potential surface on the title molecule are carried out for various intramolecular interactions that are responsible for the stabilization of the molecule. The experimental results and theoretical calculations have been compared, and they are found to be in good agreement. PMID:25448961

  13. β-Cyclodextrin and calix[4]arene-25,26,27,28-tetrol capped carbon dots for selective and sensitive detection of fluoride.

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    Baruah, Upama; Gogoi, Neelam; Majumdar, Gitanjali; Chowdhury, Devasish

    2015-03-01

    In this work we have designed a novel system based on carbon dots prepared from chitosan gel capped with β-cyclodextrin and calix[4]arene-25,26,27,28-tetrol for sensitive and selective detection of fluoride ions in aqueous media. Fluorescent carbon dots prepared from chitosan gel when capped with β-cyclodextrin and calix[4]arene-25,26,27,28-tetrol results in quenching of its fluorescence intensity. Introduction of F(-) ions to carbon dots capped with β-cyclodextrin and calix[4]arene-25,26,27,28-tetrol system results in enhancement and restoration of fluorescence intensity leading to detection of F(-) ion. Minimum detection limit was determined to be ∼6.6 μM. The detection is selective as with other halide ions i.e. Cl(-), Br(-) and I(-) and hydroxyl ion (OH(-)), there is observed decrease of fluorescence intensity. A possible mechanism to justify the observation is also discussed in the paper. PMID:25498649

  14. 1-(2-biphenyl)-3-methyltriazenide-N-oxide as a template for intramolecular copper(II)⋯arene-π interactions

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    Paraginski, Gustavo Luiz; Hörner, Manfredo; Back, Davi Fernando; Wohlmuth Alves dos Santos, Aline Joana Rolina; Beck, Johannes

    2016-01-01

    Deprotonated triazene N-oxides are able to chelate metal ions resulting in five-membered rings without carbon atoms. A new ligand 1-(2-biphenyl)-3-methyltriazenide-N-oxide (1) and its mononuclear Cu(II) complex (2) were synthesized to verify the capability of this ligand to promote Cu(II)⋯arene-π interactions. Ligand 1 and complex 2 have been characterized by elemental analysis, mass spectrometry (ESI(+)-TOF), IR, and UV-Vis spectroscopy. In addition, ligand 1 was characterized by 1H and 13C NMR and complex 2 by X-ray diffraction on single crystal. The crystal structure of complex 2 reveals a distorted tetrahedral geometry of Cu(II) in the first coordination sphere, which expands to a distorted octahedral environment by two symmetrically independent intramolecular metal⋯arene-π interactions. These interactions are provided by ortho-phenyl rings of both triazene N-oxide ligands 1. The aim of this work was to contribute to the architecture of new Cu(II)⋯arene-π complexes based on the synthesis of appropriated ligand for intramolecular interactions

  15. Arene Trifluoromethylation: An Effective Strategy to Obtain Air-Stable n-Type Organic Semiconductors with Tunable Optoelectronic and Electron Transfer Properties

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    Sun, Haoran; Putta, Anjaneyulu; Billion, Michael

    2012-08-02

    Modulation of organic semiconductor band gap, electron affinities (EA), ionization potentials (IP), and reorganization energies (λ) associated with charge transfer is critical for its applications. We report here that trifluoromethylation not only increases both IP and EA significantly as expected but also narrows the HOMO–LUMO band gaps and increases considerably the air-stability of arene-based n-type organic semiconductors. The increased air-stability results from relatively high EA energies and a change in oxidation mechanism. Calculated EAs and IPs show that trifluoromethylated arenes are excellent candidates for n-type semiconductor materials; though a moderate increase of inner-sphere reorganization energy (λi) associated with charge transfer is the penalty for the improved performance of the trifluoromethylated compounds. However, since λi decreases as the π conjugation increases, a rational design to produce air-stable n-type semiconductor materials with reasonably small λi is simply to prepare trifluoromethylated arenes with extended π conjugation. Finally, we found that structural isomerization can fine-tune the optoelectronic and electronic transfer properties of the corresponding aromatics.

  16. Mononuclear and dinuclear molybdenum and tungsten complexes of p-tert-butyltetrathiacalix[4]arene and p-tert-butyltetrasulfonylcalix[4]arene: facile cleavage of the calixarene ligand framework by nickel.

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    Buccella, Daniela; Parkin, Gerard

    2008-07-01

    The reactivity of p-tert-butyltetrathiacalix[4]arene, [S4CalixBut(OH)4], and p-tert-butyltetrasulfonylcalix[4]arene, [(SO2)4CalixBut(OH)4], toward Mo(PMe3)5H2, Mo(PMe3)6, and W(PMe3)4(eta2-CH2PMe2)H has been used to synthesize a series of mononuclear molybdenum and tungsten calixarene compounds that feature both coordinatively saturated and unsaturated metal centers, such as [S4CalixBut(OH)2(O)2]M(PMe3)3H2 (M = Mo, W), [(SO2)4CalixBut(OH)2(O)2]M(PMe3)3H2, [S4CalixBut(OH)2(O)2]Mo(PMe3)3, [(SO2)4CalixBut(OH)2(O)2]Mo(PMe3)3, and [(SO2)4CalixBut(OH)(O)3]M(PMe3)3H. Comparison with the related {[CalixBut(OH)2(O)2]M} complexes indicates that the chemistry of the system is strongly influenced by the nature of the calixarene linker, that is, CH2, S, and SO2. For example, in contrast to the methylene-bridged calixarene system, the thiacalixarene and sulfonylcalixarene systems readily coordinate a second metal center to form homo- and heterodinuclear complexes, namely {[S4CalixBut(O)4]}[M(PMe3)3H2]2, {[(SO2)4CalixBut(O)4]}[Mo(PMe3)3H2]2 and {[S4CalixBut(O)4]}[Mo(PMe3)3H2][W(PMe3)3H2]. Of most interest, incorporation of nickel into [S4CalixBut(OH)2(O)2]M(PMe3)3H2 using Ni(PMe3)4 results in cleavage of a C- bond to give [(SArButOH)(SArButO)3][M(PMe3)3H2][Ni(PMe3)2], an observation that is of relevance to the role that nickel plays in hydrodesulfurization catalysis. PMID:18557612

  17. Differentiation Timescales and Processes for Products From Recent Eruptions of Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica (1968-1999)

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    Tepley, F. J.; Lundstrom, C. C.; Reagan, M. K.; Murrell, M. T.; Goldstein, S. J.; Sampson, D.; Malavassi, E.

    2002-12-01

    Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica has continuously erupted since 1968 exhibiting a variety of eruption behaviors and evolving in a complex interplay between crystal fractionation, magma mixing, degassing, and wall-rock interaction (Reagan et al., 1987; Cigolini, 1998). We performed a pilot study of trace-element variations and U-series disequilibria in five whole rocks and, in three cases, mineral separates over the course of the eruption from 1968 to 1999. Mineral phases (pyroxene, plagioclase, magnetite, and glass fractions) from a 1970 and two freshly collected 1999 rock samples were analyzed for U-Th disequilibria by TIMS and a complete suite of trace elements by ICP-MS. Plagioclase from the 1999 samples was analyzed for 210Pb-210Po disequilibria. (210Pb)/(210Po) activity ratios at the time of collection (9/15/99) are ~2 for both 1999 plagioclase separates. Both samples produce the same calculated date of initial plagioclase crystallization (3/5/99) assuming complete 210Po degassing. The presence of (210Pb)/(210Po) disequilibria in plagioclase either implies that the mm-sized plagioclase crystals grew within a very short time of eruption or that 210Po continuously diffuses out of already formed plagioclase crystals right up until the time of eruption from a Po-degassed magma. The observed 238U-230Th disequilibria are consistent with the differentiation process operating on a timescale much less than that of 230Th decay. All measured (230Th)/(232Th) activity ratios are identical indicating that mineral formation in both early and late eruptions (1970, 1999) is instantaneous with respect to 230Th and that none of the minerals are older than ~104 years (they are not pre-Holocene "xenocrysts" or restites). (234U)/(238U) disequilibria results generally indicate that post-eruptive alteration is not a problem (with the exception of one pyroxene sample). Despite the (230Th)/(232Th) activity ratios remaining constant, Th/U consistently changes from low values in the early

  18. Linking conduit and surface activity at Arenal volcano using broadband seismometers and Doppler radar: do we need a new conduit model?

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    Valade, S.; Donnadieu, F. R.; Lesage, P.; Mora Fernandez, M.; Harris, A. J.; Alvarado, G. E.

    2010-12-01

    We carried out a cross-correlation of broadband seismic data and ground-based Doppler radar data obtained at Arenal (Costa Rica) in February 2005. Our aim was to gain insight into the subsurface source processes (i.e., fragmentation mechanisms operating in the shallow conduit system) and the subsequent pyroclastic emissions (i.e., plume mass loading and ascent dynamics) that characterize the transitory, mildly explosive activity at Arenal. Study of the radar and seismic waveforms revealed a non-systematic relationship between them, both exhibiting a large variety of behaviors and features, but no clear patterns could be distinguished. Pyroclastic emissions recorded by the radar also did not have a unique seismic signature: 44% of radar signals were found in association with explosion-type seismic events, 43% during episodes of tremor, and 13% during aseismic intervals. Over longer time-scales, radar event amplitudes showed no correlation with the seismic energy release rate (RSEM), nor with RSAM, nor with repose time intervals. Energy proxies obtained from coeval radar (plume energy) and seismic (explosion energy) data show significant scattering, indicating that the ratio of the seismic/radar energy was highly variable. Plume mass-loading and exit velocity thus seems only weakly correlated to the seismic energy generated by the explosion, suggesting that the seismic energy might not be a good indicator of the intensity of explosions at Arenal. The occurrence of radar echoes in different range gates indicates that several vents were active, which is consistent with the clarinet-model for tremor generation at Arenal (Lesage et al., 2006), in which fractures in the plug act as valves that control degassing, with multiple conduits explaining the occurrence of different sets of harmonic frequencies in seismic data. Fragmentation is best explained by pressure build-up below a plug obstructing the conduit. This, when a resistance threshold is overcome, fails and yields

  19. Designing a Cu(II)-ArCu(II)-ArCu(III)-Cu(I) catalytic cycle: Cu(II)-catalyzed oxidative arene C-H bond azidation with air as an oxidant under ambient conditions.

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    Yao, Bo; Liu, Yang; Zhao, Liang; Wang, De-Xian; Wang, Mei-Xiang

    2014-11-21

    On the basis of our recent discovery of high valent organocopper compounds, we have designed and achieved efficient copper(II)-catalyzed oxidative arene C-H bond azidation under very mild aerobic conditions by using NaN3 as an azide source. In the presence of a Cu(II) catalyst, a number of azacalix[1]arene[3]pyridines underwent direct arene C-H bond cupration through an electrophilic aromatic metalation pathway to form an arylcopper(II) intermediate. Oxidized by a free copper(II) ion, the arylcopper(II) intermediate was transformed into an arylcopper(III) species that subsequently cross-coupled with azide to furnish the formation of aryl azide products with the release of a copper(I) ion. Under ambient catalytic reaction conditions, the copper(I) species generated was oxidized by air into copper(II), which entered into the next catalytic cycle. Application of the method was demonstrated by the synthesis of functional azacalix[1]arene[3]pyridines by means of simple and practical functional group transformations of azide. The showcase of the Cu(II)-ArCu(II)-ArCu(III)-Cu(I) catalytic cycle would provide a new strategy for the design of copper(II)-catalyzed aerobic oxidative arene C-H bond activation and transformations. PMID:25350606

  20. Selective catalysts for the hydrogen oxidation and oxygen reduction reactions by patterning of platinum with calix[4]arene molecules.

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    Genorio, B.; Strmcnik, D.; Subbaraman, R.; Tripkovic, D.; Karapetrov, G.; Stamenkovic, V. R.; Pejovnik, S.; Markovic, N. M.; Univ. Ljubljana; National Inst. of Chemistry

    2010-12-01

    The design of new catalysts for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells must be guided by two equally important fundamental principles: optimization of their catalytic behaviour as well as the long-term stability of the metal catalysts and supports in hostile electrochemical environments. The methods used to improve catalytic activity are diverse, ranging from the alloying and de-alloying of platinum to the synthesis of platinum core-shell catalysts. However, methods to improve the stability of the carbon supports and catalyst nanoparticles are limited, especially during shutdown (when hydrogen is purged from the anode by air) and startup (when air is purged from the anode by hydrogen) conditions when the cathode potential can be pushed up to 1.5 V. Under the latter conditions, stability of the cathode materials is strongly affected (carbon oxidation reaction) by the undesired oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) on the anode side. This emphasizes the importance of designing selective anode catalysts that can efficiently suppress the ORR while fully preserving the Pt-like activity for the hydrogen oxidation reaction. Here, we demonstrate that chemically modified platinum with a self-assembled monolayer of calix[4]arene molecules meets this challenging requirement.

  1. A novel cobalt(II)-selective potentiometric sensor based on p-(4-n-butylphenylazo)calix[4]arene.

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    Kumar, Pankaj; Shim, Yoon-Bo

    2009-01-15

    A new poly(vinyl chloride)-based membranes containing p-(4-n-butylphenylazo)calix[4]arene (I) as an electroactive material along with sodiumtetraphenylborate (NaTPB), and dibutyl(butyl)phosphonate in the ratio 10:100:1:200 (I:DBBP:NaTPB:PVC) (w/w) was used to fabricate a new cobalt(II)-selective sensor. It exhibited a working concentration range of 9.2 x 10(-6) to 1.0 x 10(-1)M, with a Nernstian slope of 29.0+/-1.0 mV/decade of activity and the response time of 25s. This sensor shows the detection limit of 4.0 x 10(-6)M. Its potential response remains unaffected of pH in the range, 4.0-7.2, and the cell assembly can be used successfully in partially non-aqueous medium (up to 10%, v/v) without significant change in the slope of working concentration range. The sensor has a lifetime of about 3 months and exhibits excellent selectivity over a number of mono-, bi-, and tri-valent cations including alkali, alkaline earth metal, heavy and transition metal ions. It can be used as an indicator electrode for the end point determination in the potentiometric titration of cobalt ions against ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) as well as for the determination of cobalt ion concentration in real samples. PMID:19064091

  2. Gd3TCAS2: An Aquated Gd(3+)-Thiacalix[4]arene Sandwich Cluster with Extremely Slow Ligand Substitution Kinetics.

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    Iki, Nobuhiko; Boros, Eszter; Nakamura, Mami; Baba, Ryo; Caravan, Peter

    2016-04-18

    In aqueous solution, Gd(3+) and thiacalix[4]arene-p-tetrasulfonate (TCAS) form the complex [Gd3TCAS2](7-), in which a trinuclear Gd(3+) core is sandwiched by two TCAS ligands. Acid-catalyzed dissociation reactions, as well as transmetalation and ligand exchange with physiological concentrations of Zn(2+) and phosphate, showed [Gd3TCAS2](7-) to be extremely inert compared to other Gd complexes. Luminescence lifetime measurements of the Tb analogue Tb3TCAS2 allowed estimation of the mean hydration number q to be 2.4 per Tb ion. The longitudinal relaxivity of [Gd3TCAS2](7-) (per Gd(3+)) was r1 = 5.83 mM(-1) s(-1) at 20 Hz (37 °C, pH 7.4); however, this relaxivity was limited by an extremely slow water exchange rate that was 5 orders of magnitude slower than the Gd(3+) aqua ion. Binding to serum albumin resulted in no relaxivity increase owing to the extremely slow water exchange kinetics. The slow dissociation and water exchange kinetics of [Gd3TCAS2](7-) can be attributed to the very rigid coordination geometry. PMID:27018719

  3. Molecular recognition and self-assembly special feature: Multipoint molecular recognition within a calix[6]arene funnel complex.

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    Coquière, David; de la Lande, Aurélien; Martí, Sergio; Parisel, Olivier; Prangé, Thierry; Reinaud, Olivia

    2009-06-30

    A multipoint recognition system based on a calix[6]arene is described. The calixarene core is decorated on alternating aromatic subunits by 3 imidazole arms at the small rim and 3 aniline groups at the large rim. This substitution pattern projects the aniline nitrogens toward each other when Zn(II) binds at the Tris-imidazole site or when a proton binds at an aniline. The XRD structure of the monoprotonated complex having an acetonitrile molecule bound to Zn(II) in the cavity revealed a constrained geometry at the metal center reminiscent of an entatic state. Computer modeling suggests that the aniline groups behave as a tritopic monobasic site in which only 1 aniline unit is protonated and interacts with the other 2 through strong hydrogen bonding. The metal complex selectively binds a monoprotonated diamine vs. a monoamine through multipoint recognition: coordination to the metal ion at the small rim, hydrogen bonding to the calix-oxygen core, CH/pi interaction within the cavity's aromatic walls, and H-bonding to the anilines at the large rim. PMID:19237564

  4. Development of a pH sensing membrane electrode based on a new calix[4]arene derivative.

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    Kormalı Ertürün, H Elif; Demirel Özel, Ayça; Sayın, Serkan; Yılmaz, Mustafa; Kılıç, Esma

    2015-01-01

    A new pH sensing poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) membrane electrode was developed by using recently synthesized 5,17-bis(4-benzylpiperidine-1-yl)methyl-25,26,27,28-tetrahydroxy calix[4]arene as an ionophore. The effects of membrane composition, inner filling solution and conditioning solution on the potential response of the proposed pH sensing membrane electrode were investigated. An optimum membrane composition of 3% ionophore, 67% o-nitrophenyl octyl ether (o-NPOE) as plasticizer, 30% PVC was found. The electrode exhibited a near-Nernstian slope of 58.7±1.1 mV pH(-1) in the pH range 1.9-12.7 at 20±1 °C. It showed good selectivity for H(+) ions in the presence of some cations and anions and a longer lifetime of at least 12 months when compared with the other PVC membrane pH electrodes reported in the literature. Having a wide working pH range, it was not only applied as a potentiometric indicator electrode in various acid-base titrations, but also successfully employed in different real samples. It has good reproducibility and repeatability with a response time of 6-7s. Compared to traditional glass pH electrode, it exhibited excellent potentiometric response after being used in fluoride-containing media. PMID:25476362

  5. The selective interactions of cationic tetra-p-guanidinoethylcalix[4]arene with lipid membranes: theoretical and experimental model studies.

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    Korchowiec, Beata; Gorczyca, Marcelina; Rogalska, Ewa; Regnouf-de-Vains, Jean-Bernard; Mourer, Maxime; Korchowiec, Jacek

    2016-01-01

    Behavior of cationic tetra-p-guanidinoethylcalix[4]arene (CX1) and its building block, p-guanidinoethylphenol (mCX1) in model monolayer lipid membranes was investigated using all atom molecular dynamics simulations and surface pressure measurements. Members of two classes of lipids were taken into account: zwitterionic 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DMPC) and anionic 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phospho-l-serine sodium salt (DMPS) as models of eukaryotic and bacterial cell membranes, respectively. It was demonstrated that CX1 and mCX1 accumulate near the negatively charged DMPS monolayers. The adsorption to neutral monolayers was negligible. In contrast to mCX1, CX1 penetrated into the hydrophobic part of the monolayer. The latter effect, which is possible due to a flip-flop inversion of the CX1 orientation in the lipid layer compared to the aqueous phase, may be responsible for its antibacterial activity. PMID:26451711

  6. Acetylcholinesterase biosensor for inhibitor measurements based on glassy carbon electrode modified with carbon black and pillar[5]arene.

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    Shamagsumova, Rezeda V; Shurpik, Dmitry N; Padnya, Pavel L; Stoikov, Ivan I; Evtugyn, Gennady A

    2015-11-01

    New acetylcholinesterase (AChE) biosensor based on unsubstituted pillar[5]arene (P[5]A) as electron mediator was developed and successfully used for highly sensitive detection of organophosphate and carbamate pesticides. The AChE from electric eel was immobilized by carbodiimide binding on carbon black (CB) placed on glassy carbon electrode. The working potential of 200mV was obtained in chronoamperometric mode with the measurement time of 180 s providing best inter-biosensors precision of the results. The AChE biosensor developed made it possible to detect 1×10(-11)-1×10(-6) M of malaoxon, 1×10(-8)-7×10(-6) M of methyl-paraoxon, 1×10(-10)-2×10(-6) M of carbofuran and 7×10(-9)-1×10(-5) M of aldicarb with 10 min incubation. The limits of detection were 4×10(-12), 5×10(-9), 2×10(-11) and 6×10(-10) M, respectively. The AChE biosensor was tested in the analysis of pesticide residuals in spiked samples of peanut and beetroot. The protecting effect of P[5]A derivative bearing quaternary ammonia groups on malaoxon inhibition was shown. PMID:26452862

  7. Strontium (II)-Selective Potentiometric Sensor Based on Ester Derivative of 4-tert-butylcalix(8)arene in PVC Matrix

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    Jain, Ajay K.; Gupta, Vinod K.; Raisoni, Jitendra R.

    2004-01-01

    Membranes of 4-tert-butylcalix(8)arene-octaacetic acid octaethyl ester (I) as an electroactive material, sodium tetraphenyl borate (NaTPB) as an anion excluder, and tri-n-butyl phosphate (TBP) as a solvent mediator in poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) matrix have been tried for a strontium-selective sensor. The best performance was exhibited by the membrane having a composition 5:100:150:2 (I: PVC: TBP: NaTPB (w/w)). This sensor exhibits a good potentiometric response to Sr2+ over a wide concentration range (3.2 × 10 –5 –1.0 × 10 –1 M) with a Nernstian slope (30 mV/ decade). The response time of the sensor is 10 s and it has been used for a period of four months without any drift in potentials. The selectivity coefficient values are in the order of 0.01 for mono-, bi-, and trivalent cations which indicate a good selectivity for Sr2+ over a large number of cations. The useful pH range for the sensor was found to be 3-10 and it works well in mixtures with non-aqueous content up to 25 % (v/v). The sensor has been used as an indicator electrode in the potentiometric titration of Sr2+ against EDTA.

  8. Site-Specific Description of the Enhanced Recognition Between Electrogenerated Nitrobenzene Anions and Dihomooxacalix[4]arene Bidentate Ureas.

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    Martínez-González, Eduardo; Armendáriz-Vidales, Georgina; Ascenso, José R; Marcos, Paula M; Frontana, Carlos

    2015-05-01

    Electron transfer controlled hydrogen bonding was studied for a series of nitrobenzene derivative radical anions, working as large guest anions, and substituted ureas, including dihomooxacalix[4]arene bidentate urea derivatives, in order to estimate binding constants (Kb) for the hydrogen-bonding process. Results showed enhanced Kb values for the interaction with phenyl-substituted bidentate urea, which is significantly larger than for the remaining compounds, e.g., in the case of 4-methoxynitrobenzene a 28-fold larger Kb value was obtained for the urea bearing a phenyl (Kb ∼ 6888) vs tert-butyl (Kb ∼ 247) moieties. The respective nucleophilic and electrophilic characters of the participant anion radical and urea hosts were parametrized with global and local electrodonating (ω(-)) and electroaccepting (ω(+)) powers, derived from DFT calculations. ω(-) data were useful for describing trends in structure–activity relationships when comparing nitrobenzene radical anions. However, ω(+) for the host urea structures lead to unreliable explanations of the experimental data. For the latter case, local descriptors ωk(+)(r) were estimated for the atoms within the urea region in the hosts [∑kωk(+)(r)]. By compiling all the theoretical and experimental data, a Kb-predictive contour plot was built considering ω(-) for the studied anion radicals and ∑kωk(+)(r) which affords good estimations. PMID:25843693

  9. Grand Canonical Monte Carlo studies of CO2 and CH4 adsorption in p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene

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    Daschbach, John L.; Sun, Xiuquan; Thallapally, Praveen K.; McGrail, B. Peter; Dang, Liem X.

    2010-05-06

    Grand Canonical Monte Carlo (GCMC) simulations were performed for single component isotherms of CO2 and CH4 in the p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene (TBC4) structure. Comparison with literature data for adsorption used the Peng-Robinson equation of state to map simulated fugacities to experimentally determined pressures. CO2 binding in the high-pressure structure of TBC4 (TBC4-H) occurs in two distinct waves. The cage sites in TBC4 completely fill, followed by the filling of interstitial sites, resulting in the sum of two Langmuir isotherms being the best way to describe the total absorption isotherms. Our simulation results capture the essential experimental feature that the cage sites are the major contributor to the absorption isotherms, and the contribution of interstitial sites are significantly less. We found that CH4 does not exhibit the same two site binding characteristic and has a smaller temperature dependence, which arises from a smaller negative entropy change upon absorption compared with CO2. Our calculations give higher binding than observed experimentally for the cage site but lower binding for the interstitial site. We also demonstrate that by rescaling the interaction between CO2 and the lattice, the results can reproduce the experimental data well. This work was performed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and was supported by the Division of Chemical Sciences, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). PNNL is operated by Battelle for the DOE.

  10. Synthesis of 18F-Arenes from Spirocyclic Iodonium(III) Ylides via Continuous-Flow Microfluidics

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    Calderwood, Samuel; Collier, Thomas Lee; Gouverneur, Véronique; Liang, Steven H.; Vasdev, Neil

    2016-01-01

    Spirocyclic hypervalent iodine(III) ylides have proven to be synthetically versatile precursors for efficient radiolabelling of a diverse range of non-activated (hetero)arenes, highly functionalised small molecules, building blocks and radiopharmaceuticals from [18F]fluoride ion. Herein, we report the implementation of these reactions onto a continuous-flow microfluidic platform, thereby offering an alterative and automated synthetic procedure of a radiopharmaceutical, 3-[18F]fluoro-5-[(pyridin-3-yl)ethynyl]benzonitrile ([18F]FPEB) and a routinely used building block for click-radiochemistry, 4-[18F]fluorobenzyl azide. This new protocol was applied to the synthesis of [18F]FPEB (radiochemical conversion (RCC) = 68 ± 5%) and 4-[18F]fluorobenzyl azide (RCC=68 ± 5%; isolated radiochemical yield = 24±0%). We anticipate that the high throughput microfluidic platform will accelerate the discovery and applications of 18F-labelled building blocks and labelled compounds prepared by iodonium ylide precursors as well as the production of radiotracers for preclinical imaging studies.

  11. Arene C(sp(2))-H Metalation at Ni(II) Modeled with a Reactive PONCPh Ligand.

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    Jongbloed, Linda S; García-López, Diego; van Heck, Richard; Siegler, Maxime A; Carbó, Jorge J; van der Vlugt, Jarl Ivar

    2016-08-15

    Coordination of the reactive phosphinitopyridylphenyl PONCPh ligand L(H) to NiBr2 initially yields paramagnetic brown NiBr2(L(H)) (1), but addition of triethylamine results in fast and facile cyclometalation at Ni(II), giving NiBr(κ(3)-P,N,C-L) (2) as well-defined species. This is a rare example of direct cyclometalation at Ni(II) from a C-H bond in a ligand structure other than encumbering ligands (e.g., ECE pincers). Diamagnetic yellow complex 2 reacts instantaneously with HBF4 to give purple [NiBr(κ(3)-P,N-L(H))]BF4 (3). A very unusual (an)agostic Ni(CPh-H) interaction in the solid-state structure of 3 was unequivocally demonstrated using single-crystal X-ray crystallography and was interpreted by density functional theory calculations (quantum theory of atoms in molecules and electron localization function analysis). These compounds may be viewed as models for key intermediates in the Ni-catalyzed C-H functionalization of arenes. PMID:27479533

  12. Synthesis, characterization and Cu(2+) triggered selective fluorescence quenching of Bis-calix[4]arene tetra-triazole macrocycle.

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    Khan, Burhan; Shah, Muhammad Raza; Ahmed, Dania; Rabnawaz, Muhammad; Anis, Itrat; Afridi, Saifullah; Makhmoor, Talat; Tahir, Muhammad Nawaz

    2016-05-15

    A novel fluorescent bis-calix[4]arene macrocycle 9 incorporating metal-binding pockets was successfully prepared. The structure of macrocycle 9 and its precursors were characterized via EI-MS, MALDI-TOF-MS, ESI-MS, (1)H NMR, (13)CNMR, 2D NMR, and X-ray crystallography. The macrocycle 9 displayed selective fluorescence quenching after interacting with Cu(2+) in the presence competing metal cations including Mg(2+), Ca(2+), Ba(2+), Ag(+), Zn(2+), Ti(4+),Cd(2+), Hg(2+), Pb(2+), In(3+), La(3+), Cr(3+), Ni(2+), Sb(3+), V(5+), Fe(3+), Co(2+), Sn(2+), Sn(2+), and Tl(+). The Cu(2+) limit of detection was found to be 40 nM much lower than its threshold level (∼ 20 μM) in drinking water permitted by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Furthermore, drinking water samples from Karachi University (Pakistan) spiked with Cu(2+) were analysed with the sensing system and the results showed an excellent agreement with the fluorescence quenching phenomenon of macrocycle 9 examined in deionized water. Importantly, the chemosensor 9 could be used to detect Cu(2+) in living cells. PMID:26878705

  13. Extraction of Cesium by a Calix[4]arene-Crown-6 Ether Bearing a Pendant amine Group

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    Harmon, Ben; Ensor, Dale; Delmau, Laetitia Helene; Moyer, Bruce A

    2007-01-01

    The goal of this work was to evaluate the role of the amino group of 5-aminomethylcalix[4]arene-[bis-4-(2-ethylhexyl)benzo-crown-6] (AMBEHB) in the extraction of cesium from acidic and basic mixtures of sodium nitrate and other concentrated salts. The extraction of cesium from nitrate media was measured as a function of extractant concentration, nitrate concentration, cesium concentration, and pH over the range 1-13. The initial studies showed a moderate decrease in the extraction of cesium in acidic media, which indicated the binding of cesium by the calixarene-crown was weakened by the protonation of the amine group. The results also indicated that a 1:1:1 Cs-ligand-nitrate complex is formed in the organic phase. To further evaluate AMBEHB, the empirical data were mathematically modeled to determine the formation constants of the complexes formed in the organic phase. The resulting formation constants showed that the attachment of the amine group to the calixarene-crown molecule reduced the binding stability for the cesium ion upon contact with an acidic solution. This supports the hypothesis of charge repulsion as the basis for more efficient stripping of cesium via pH-switching.

  14. Electrochemistry of tert-Butylcalix[8]arene-C(60) Films Using a Scanning Electrochemical Microscope-Quartz Crystal Microbalance.

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    Cliffel, D E; Bard, A J; Shinkai, S

    1998-10-01

    The electrochemical reduction of tert-butylcalix[8]arene-C(60) particle films was studied using the scanning electrochemical microscope combined with a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) for several electrolytes in MeCN. Complexation of the fullerene within the film results in a negative shift of the peak potential of the first cathodic wave by about 400 mV compared to the reduction of a pure C(60) film. The QCM indicates a mass loss during reduction of the film. Even in electrolytes where C(60) anions normally remain in the surface film, a loss of fullerene electrochemical activity occurs. The complex breaks apart upon reduction of the fullerene center, with the fullerene escaping from the calixarene basket into the MeCN solution, leaving the calixarene as an insoluble film on the electrode surface. These results show that the π electron sharing of the complex is decreased by the additional electron density added to the fullerene by reduction to C(60)(-). PMID:21651251

  15. Silver(I) ion-selective membrane based on Schiff base-p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene.

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    Mahajan, R K; Kumar, M; Sharma, V; Kaur, I

    2001-04-01

    A PVC membrane electrode for silver(I) ion based on Schiff base-p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene is reported. The electrode works well over a wide range of concentration (1.0 x 10(-5)-1.0 x 10(-1) mol dm-3) with a Nernstian slope of 59.7 mV per decade. The electrode shows a fast response time of 20 s and operates in the pH range 1.0-5.6. The sensor can be used for more than 6 months without any divergence in the potential. The selectivity of the electrode was studied and it was found that the electrode exhibits good selectivity for silver ion over some alkali, alkaline earth and transition metal ions. The silver ion-selective electrode was used as an indicator electrode for the potentiometric titration of silver ion in solution using a standard solution of sodium chloride; a sharp potential change occurs at the end-point. The applicability of the sensor to silver(I) ion measurement in water samples spiked with silver nitrate is illustrated. PMID:11340988

  16. Interaction of Cesium Ions with Calix[4]arene-bis(t-octylbenzo-18-crown-6): NMR and Theoretical Study

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    Kriz, Jaroslav; Dybal, Jiri; Vanura, Petr; Moyer, Bruce A

    2011-01-01

    Using 1H, 13C, and 133Cs NMR spectra, it is shown that calix[4]arene-bis (t-octylbenzo-18-crown-6) (L) forms complexes with one (L 3 Cs ) and two (L 3 2Cs ) Cs ions offered by cesium bis(1,2-dicarbollide) cobaltate (CsDCC) in nitrobenzene-d5. The ions interact with all six oxygen atoms in the crown-ether ring and the electrons of the calixarene aromatic moieties. According to extraction technique, the stability constant of the first complex is log nb(L 3 Cs ) = 8.8 ( 0.1. According to 133Cs NMR spectra, the value of the equilibrium constant of the second complex is log Knb (2)(L 3 2Cs ) = 6.3(0.2, i.e., its stabilization constant is log nb(L 3 2Cs ) = 15.1 ( 0.3. Self-diffusion measurements by 1H pulsed-field gradient (PFG) NMRcombined with density functional theory (DFT) calculations suggest that one DCC ion is tightly associated with L 3 Cs , decreasing its positive charge and consequently stabilizing the second complex, L 3 2Cs . Using a saturation-transfer 133Cs NMR technique, the correlation times ex of chemical exchange between L 3 Cs and L 3 2Cs as well as between L 3 2Cs and free Cs ions were determined as 33.6 and 29.2 ms, respectively.

  17. Alkali metal cation complexation by 1,3-alternate, mono-ionisable calix[4]arene-benzocrown-6 compounds

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    Surowiec, Malgorzata A.; Custelcean, Radu; Surowiec, Kazimierz; Bartsch, Richard A.

    2014-04-23

    Alkali metal cation extraction behavior for two series of 1,3-alternate, mono-ionizable calix[4]arene-benzocrown-6 compounds is examined. In Series 1, the proton-ionizable group is a substituent on the benzo group of the polyether ring that directs it away from the crown ether cavity. In Series 2, the proton-ionizable group is attached to one para position in the calixarene framework, thus positioning it over the crown ether ring. Competitive solvent extraction of alkali metal cations from aqueous solutions into chloroform shows high Cs+ efficiency and selectivity. Single-species extraction pH profiles of Cs+ for Series 1 and 2 ligands with the same proton-ionizable groupmore » are very similar. Thus, association of Cs+ with the calixcrown ring is more important than the the proton-ionizable group’s position in relation to the crown ether cavity. Solid-state structures are presented for two unionized ligands from Series 2, as is a crystal containing two different ionized ligand–Cs+ complexes.« less

  18. Alkali metal cation complexation by 1,3-alternate, mono-ionisable calix[4]arene-benzocrown-6 compounds

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    Surowiec, Malgorzata A.; Custelcean, Radu; Surowiec, Kazimierz; Bartsch, Richard A.

    2014-04-23

    Alkali metal cation extraction behavior for two series of 1,3-alternate, mono-ionizable calix[4]arene-benzocrown-6 compounds is examined. In Series 1, the proton-ionizable group is a substituent on the benzo group of the polyether ring that directs it away from the crown ether cavity. In Series 2, the proton-ionizable group is attached to one para position in the calixarene framework, thus positioning it over the crown ether ring. Competitive solvent extraction of alkali metal cations from aqueous solutions into chloroform shows high Cs+ efficiency and selectivity. Single-species extraction pH profiles of Cs+ for Series 1 and 2 ligands with the same proton-ionizable group are very similar. Thus, association of Cs+ with the calixcrown ring is more important than the the proton-ionizable group’s position in relation to the crown ether cavity. Solid-state structures are presented for two unionized ligands from Series 2, as is a crystal containing two different ionized ligand–Cs+ complexes.

  19. Impact of the uranium (VI) speciation in mineralised urines on its extraction by calix[6]arene bearing hydroxamic groups used in chromatography columns.

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    Baghdadi, S; Bouvier-Capely, C; Ritt, A; Peroux, A; Fevrier, L; Rebiere, F; Agarande, M; Cote, G

    2015-11-01

    Actinides determination in urine samples is part of the analyses performed to monitor internal contamination in case of an accident or a terrorist attack involving nuclear matter. Mineralisation is the first step of any of these analyses. It aims at reducing the sample volume and at destroying all organic compounds present. The mineralisation protocol is usually based on a wet ashing step, followed by actinides co-precipitation and a furnace ashing step, before redissolution and the quantification of the actinides by the appropriate techniques. Amongst the existing methods to perform the actinides co-precipitation, alkali-earth (typically calcium) precipitation is widely used. In the present work, the extraction of uranium(VI), plutonium(IV) and americium(III) from the redissolution solutions (called "mineralised urines") on calix[6]arene columns bearing hydroxamic groups was investigated as such an extraction is a necessary step before their determination by ICP-MS or alpha spectrometry. Difficulties were encountered in the transfer of uranium(VI) from raw to mineralised urines, with yield of transfer ranging between 0% and 85%, compared to about 90% for Pu and Am, depending on the starting raw urines. To understand the origin of such a difficulty, the speciation of uranium (VI) in mineralised urines was investigated by computer simulation using the MEDUSA software and the associated HYDRA database, compiled with recently published data. These calculations showed that the presence of phosphates in the "mineralised urines" leads to the formation of strong uranyl-phosphate complexes (such as UO2HPO4) which compete with the uranium (VI) extraction by the calix[6]arene bearing hydroxamic groups. The extraction constant of uranium (VI) by calix[6]arene bearing hydroxamic groups was determined in a 0.04 mol L(-1) sodium nitrate solution (logK=4.86±0.03) and implemented in an extraction model taking into account the speciation in the aqueous phase. This model allowed to

  20. Synthesis, characterization, and antitumor activity of water-soluble (arene)ruthenium(II) derivatives of 1,3-dimethyl-4-acylpyrazolon-5-ato ligands. First example of Ru(arene)(ligand) antitumor species involving simultaneous Ru-N7(guanine) bonding and ligand intercalation to DNA.

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    Caruso, Francesco; Monti, Elena; Matthews, Julian; Rossi, Miriam; Gariboldi, Marzia Bruna; Pettinari, Claudio; Pettinari, Riccardo; Marchetti, Fabio

    2014-04-01

    We report on the synthesis of novel water-soluble [(arene)Ru(II)(Q)Cl] and [(arene)Ru(II)(Q)(X)]BF4 compounds (arene = p-cymene, benzene, hexamethylbenzene; HQ = 1,3-dimethyl-4-R-(C═O)-5-pyrazolone, HQ(Me), R = methyl, HQ(Ph), R = phenyl, HQ(Naph), R = naphthyl; X = H2O, 9-ethylguanine), and their in vitro antitumor activity toward the cell lines MCF7 (HTB-22, human breast adenocarcinoma), HCT116 (CCL-247, human colorectal carcinoma), A2780 (human ovarian carcinoma), A549 (CCL-185, human lung carcinoma), and U87 MG (HTB-1, human glioblastoma). The X-ray crystal structures of two complexes were determined. One of them, {chlorido-(p-cymene)-[(1,3-dimethyl-4-(1-naphthoyl)-pyrazolon-5-ato]ruthenium(II)}, was also studied with density functional theory methods and was selected for docking on a DNA octamer showing intercalation between DNA bases by the naphthyl moiety and for Ru-N7(guanine) bonding. PMID:24611608

  1. Supramolecular assemblies with calix[6]arenes and copper ions: from dinuclear to trinuclear linear arrangements of hydroxo-Cu(II) complexes.

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    Izzet, Guillaume; Akdas, Huriye; Hucher, Nicolas; Giorgi, Michel; Prangé, Thierry; Reinaud, Olivia

    2006-02-01

    Complexation of copper(II) by calix[6]arene-based ligands bearing either two or three N-benzylimidazole coordinating arms under basic conditions has been studied. Whereas the tris(imidazole) derivative stabilizes dicationic 5-coordinate aqua complexes in a mononuclear state with an intracavity bound guest, in the presence of hydroxide ions, the latter undergo dimerization. An X-ray structure revealed decoordination of one imidazole arm and formation of a bis(hydroxo) bridged Cu(II) core with a square-planar geometry for both metal centers sandwiched by two empty calixarene cavities. Upon methanolysis, the dinuclear complex underwent an unexpected rearrangement leading to the clean formation of a trinuclear complex. X-ray diffraction analyses of this novel species revealed a trinuclear core constructed around a central Cu(II) ion that is doubly bridged through either methoxide or hydroxide anions to two Cu(II) ions hold by two calixarene units. The same complex could be directly synthesized by reacting the ligand with copper(II) perchlorate in a 2:3 ratio in the presence of base. In solution, the tetrahydroxo Cu(3) complex was characterized by UV-vis and (1)H NMR spectroscopies and displayed an electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) signal only below 100 K that accounts for a S = 1/2 fundamental state. Formation of the same di- and trinuclear species was observed with a calix[6]arene-based bis(imidazole) ligand, which demonstrates the generality of the reaction schemes. All these results emphasize the versatility of the calix[6]arene scaffold for the stabilization of metal complexes with various nuclearities. PMID:16441115

  2. Computational Analysis of a Zn-Bound Tris(imidazolyl) Calix[6]arene Aqua Complex: Toward Incorporating Second-Coordination Sphere Effects into Carbonic Anhydrase Biomimetics.

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    Koziol, Lucas; Essiz, Sebnem G; Wong, Sergio E; Lau, Edmond Y; Valdez, Carlos A; Satcher, Joe H; Aines, Roger D; Lightstone, Felice C

    2013-03-12

    Molecular dynamics simulations and quantum-mechanical calculations were performed to characterize a supramolecular tris(imidazolyl) calix[6]arene Zn(2+) aqua complex, as a biomimetic model for the catalyzed hydration of carbon dioxide to bicarbonate, H2O + CO2 → H(+) + HCO3(-). On the basis of potential-of-mean-force (PMF) calculations, stable conformations had distorted 3-fold symmetry and supported either one or zero encapsulated water molecules. The conformation with an encapsulated water molecule is calculated to be lower in free energy than the conformation with an empty cavity (ΔG = 1.2 kcal/mol) and is the calculated free-energy minimum in solution. CO2 molecule partitioning into the cavity is shown to be very facile, proceeding with a barrier of 1.6 kcal/mol from a weak encounter complex which stabilizes the species by about 1.0 kcal/mol. The stabilization energy of CO2 is calculated to be larger than that of H2O (ΔΔG = 1.4 kcal/mol), suggesting that the complex will preferentially encapsulate CO2 in solution. In contrast, the PMF for a bicarbonate anion entering the cavity is calculated to be repulsive in all nonbonding regions of the cavity, due to the diameter of the calix[6]arene walls. Geometry optimization of the Zn-bound hydroxide complex with an encapsulated CO2 molecule showed that multiple noncovalent interactions direct the reactants into optimal position for nucleophilic addition to occur. The calixarene complex is a structural mimic of the hydrophilic/hydrophobic divide in the enzyme, providing a functional effect for CO2 addition in the catalytic cycle. The results show that Zn-binding calix[6]arene scaffolds can be potential synthetic biomimetics for CO2 hydration catalysis, both in terms of preferentially encapsulating CO2 from solution and by spatially fixing the reactive species inside the cavity. PMID:26587594

  3. Pillar[10]arene-based size-selective host-guest complexation and its application in tuning the LCST behavior of a thermoresponsive polymer.

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    Yu, Guocan; Zhou, Jiong; Chi, Xiaodong

    2015-01-01

    A new molecular recognition motif between a water soluble pillar[10]arene (WP10) and 1,10-phenanthrolinium guest (G) in water is established. Mainly driven by the cooperativity of multiple electrostatic interactions, hydrophobic interactions, and π-π stacking interactions between WP10 and G, this host-guest complex exhibits a high association constant in water, which is about 17 times higher than that between WP10 and paraquat (PQ). Furthermore, this size selective host-guest complexation is employed to tune the lower critical solution temperature behavior of a random copolymer with PQ derivative pendants. PMID:25421009

  4. Synthesis of novel p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene Schiff bases and their complexes with C60, potential HIV-Protease inhibitors

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    Khadra, Khalid Abu; Mizyed, Shehadeh; Marji, Deeb; Haddad, Salim F.; Ashram, Muhammad; Foudeh, Ayat

    2015-02-01

    Some p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene Schiff base crown ethers were synthesized, characterized using 1H, 13C-NMR, DEPT 135 and Mass spectrometry. Their complexes with C60 were isolated and characterized. The inhibition effect of these complexes on HIVP was studied and found that complexes of 9 and 10 have comparable Ki values to Pepstatine which is known as HIVP inhibitor and used as a control. The synthesis of the ligands, complexes and the inhibition behavior are discussed in this article.

  5. Story of an Age-Old Reagent: An Electrophilic Chlorination of Arenes and Heterocycles by 1-Chloro-1,2-benziodoxol-3-one.

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    Wang, Mengzhou; Zhang, Yanyan; Wang, Tao; Wang, Chao; Xue, Dong; Xiao, Jianliang

    2016-05-01

    By the use of 1-chloro-1,2-benziodoxol-3-one, an age-old reagent, the practical and efficient chlorination method is achieved. This hypervalent iodine reagent is amenable not only to the chlorination of nitrogen-containing heterocycles but also to selected classes of arenes, BODIPY dyes, and pharmaceuticals. In addition, the advantages, such as easy preparation and recyclable, air- and moisture-stable, in combination with the success in a gram-scale experiment grant this reagent great potential for industrial application. PMID:27074528

  6. Rare-earth metal π-complexes of reduced arenes, alkenes, and alkynes: bonding, electronic structure, and comparison with actinides and other electropositive metals.

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    Huang, Wenliang; Diaconescu, Paula L

    2015-09-21

    Rare-earth metal complexes of reduced π ligands are reviewed with an emphasis on their electronic structure and bonding interactions. This perspective discusses reduced carbocyclic and acyclic π ligands; in certain categories, when no example of a rare-earth metal complex is available, a closely related actinide analogue is discussed. In general, rare-earth metals have a lower tendency to form covalent interactions with π ligands compared to actinides, mainly uranium. Despite predominant ionic interactions in rare-earth chemistry, covalent bonds can be formed with reduced carbocyclic ligands, especially multiply reduced arenes. PMID:26247323

  7. Binding of monovalent metal cations by the p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene: experimental evidence for cation-pi interactions in water.

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    Morel, Jean-Pierre; Morel-Desrosiers, Nicole

    2006-02-01

    Gibbs free energies, enthalpies and entropies for the binding of Na+, K+, Rb+, Cs+, Ag+, Tl+ and NH4+ by the p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene in water are determined by microcalorimetry. Whereas no significant heat effect is detected with Na+ or Ag+, suggesting that these cations are not complexed, weak but selective binding is observed with the other cations. The whole set of thermodynamic parameters, which demonstrate that the cations bind inside the cavity of the calixarene, evidence the importance of the cation-pi interactions for these complexes in water. PMID:16446803

  8. Solvent extraction of Li+, H3O+ and NH4+ into nitrobenzene by using sodium dicarbollylcobaltate and calix[4]arene-bis(t-octylbenzo-18-crown-6)

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    Makrlik, Emanuel; Selucky, P.; Vanura, Petr; Moyer, Bruce A

    2013-01-01

    From extraction experiments and c-activity measurements, the exchange extraction constants corresponding to the general equilibrium M+ (aq) + NaL+ (nb) , ML+ (nb) + Na+ (aq) taking place in the two-phase water nitrobenzene system (M+ = Li+, H3O+, NH+4; L = calix[4]arene-bis(t-octylbenzo-18-crown-6); aq = aqueous phase, nb = nitrobenzene phase) were evaluated. Furthermore, the stability constants of the ML+ complexes in nitrobenzene saturated with water were calculated; they were found to increase in the following cation order: zH3O+ < Li+ < NH+4.

  9. Facile synthesis of bismuth(III) and antimony(III) complexes supported by silylated calix[5]arenes.

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    Mendoza-Espinosa, Daniel; Hanna, Tracy A

    2009-11-01

    A series of bismuth(III) and antimony(III) complexes supported by silicon-containing calix[5]arene ligands were synthesized and fully characterized by NMR, X-ray, IR, mp, UV/vis, and elemental analysis. Reaction of the para-tert-butylcalix[5]arene [(t)BuC5(H)(5)] disodium salt, Na(2) x (t)BuC5(H)(3), with 1 equiv of R(2)SiCl(2) (R = Me, (i)Pr, Ph, CH=CH(2)) or treatment of the (t)BuC5(H)(5) lower rim monobenzyl ether [(t)BuC5(Bn)(H)(4)] in a 1:1 ratio with Me(2)Si(NMe(2))(2) yields the (t)BuC5(SiRR')(H)(3) (1-5) and (t)BuC5(Bn)(SiMe(2))(H)(2) (6) ligands, respectively. The (1)H NMR spectra of the (t)BuC5(SiRR')(H)(3) (1-5) ligands show three pairs of doublets and three singlets for the (t)Bu peaks, consistent with a C(s) symmetry. In the case of the (t)BuC5(Bn)(SiMe(2))(H)(2) (6) ligand, the presence of the monobenzyl group changes the (1)H NMR patterns to indicate a C(1) symmetry. Treatment of (t)BuC5(SiRR')(H)(3) (1-5) or (t)BuC5(Bn)(SiMe(2))(H)(2) (6) with 1 equiv of M(O(t)Bu)(3) (M = Bi, Sb) or Sb(NMe(2))(2) readily yields metalated products of the type [M{(t)BuC5(SiRR')}] (7-16) and [MX{(t)BuC5(Bn)(SiMe(2))}] (X = O(t)Bu, (NMe(2))(2)) (17-19), respectively. All monometallic complexes [M{(t)BuC5(SiRR')}] (7-19) display excellent solubility in organic solvents including pentane and hexane. The (1)H NMR patterns for complexes 7-16 are consistent with a 1,2- or 1,3-alternate conformation while complexes [MX{(t)BuC5(Bn)(SiMe(2))}] (17-19) display patterns for a C(1) symmetry. All crystals show monomeric structures. Ligand (t)BuC5(SiPh(2))(H)(3) (3) displays a distorted cone conformation while the presence of the monobenzyl ether in (t)BuC5(Bn)(SiMe(2))(H)(2) (6) forces a partial cone conformation. Complexes 7-19 all display a distorted 1,2-alternate conformation with the metal centers displaying coordination numbers of three, four or five. No Si...M interactions were observed. PMID:19785468

  10. Fluorinated arene, imide and unsaturated pyrrolidinone based donor acceptor conjugated polymers: Synthesis, structure-property and device studies

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    Liyanage, Arawwawala Don Thilanga

    After the discovery of doped polyacetylene, organic semiconductor materials are widely studied as high impending active components in consumer electronics. They have received substantial consideration due to their potential for structural tailoring, low cost, large area and mechanically flexible alternatives to common inorganic semiconductors. To acquire maximum use of these materials, it is essential to get a strong idea about their chemical and physical nature. Material chemist has an enormous role to play in this novel area, including development of efficient synthetic methodologies and control the molecular self-assembly and (opto)-electronic properties. The body of this thesis mainly focuses on the substituent effects: how different substituents affect the (opto)-electronic properties of the donor-acceptor (D-A) conjugated polymers. The main priority goes to understand, how different alkyl substituent effect to the polymer solubility, crystallinity, thermal properties (e.g.: glass transition temperature) and morphological order. Three classes of D-A systems were extensively studied in this work. The second chapter mainly focuses on the synthesis and structure-property study of fluorinated arene (TFB) base polymers. Here we used commercially available 1,4-dibromo-2,3,5,6-tetrafluorobenzene (TFB) as the acceptor material and prepare several polymers using 3,3'-dialkyl(3,3'-R2T2) or 3,3'-dialkoxy bithiophene (3,3'-RO2T2) units as electron donors. A detail study was done using 3,3'-bithiophene donor units incorporating branched alkoxy-functionalities by systematic variation of branching position and chain length. The study allowed disentangling the branching effects on (i) aggregation tendency, intermolecular arrangement, (iii) solid state optical energy gaps, and (iv) electronic properties in an overall consistent picture, which might guide future polymer synthesis towards optimized materials for opto-electronic applications. The third chapter mainly focused on

  11. Interfacial Recognition of Acetylcholine by an Amphiphilic p-Sulfonatocalix[8]arene Derivative Incorporated into Dimyristoyl Phosphatidylcholine Vesicles

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    Jin, Takashi; Fujii, Fumihiko; Ooi, Yasuhiro

    2008-01-01

    Dodecyl ether derivatives 1-3 of p-sulfonatocalix[n]arene were incorporated into dimyristoyl phosphatidylcholine (DMPC) vesicles, and their binding abilities for acetylcholine (ACh) were examined by using steady-state fluorescence/fluorescence anisotropy and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS). For the detection of ACh binding to the DMPC vesicles containing 5 mol % of 1-3, competitive fluorophore displacement experiments were performed, where rhodamine 6G (Rh6G) was used as a fluorescent guest. The addition of Rh6G to the DMPC vesicles containing 3 resulted in a decrease in the fluorescence intensity of Rh6G with an increase of its fluorescence anisotropy, indicating that Rh6G binds to the DMPC-3 vesicles. In the case of DMPC-1 and DMPC-2 vesicles, significant changes in the fluorescence spectra of Rh6G were not observed. When ACh was added to the DMPC-3 vesicles in the presence of Rh6G ([3]/[Rh6G]=100), the fluorescence intensity of Rh6G increased with a decrease in its fluorescence anisotropy. From the analysis of fluorescence titration data, the association constants were determined to be 7.1×105 M-1 for Rh6G-3 complex and 1.1×102 M-1 for ACh-3 complex at the DMPC-3 vesicles. To get a direct evidence for the binding of Rh6G and its displacement by ACh at the DMPC-3 vesicles, diffusion times of the Rh6G were measured by using FCS. Binding selectivity of the DMPC-3 vesicles for ACh, choline, GABA, l-aspartic acid,l-glutamic acid, l-arginine, l-lysine, l-histamine and ammonium chloride was also evaluated using FCS.

  12. p-sulfonated calix[8]arene functionalized graphene as a "turn on" fluorescent sensing platform for aconitine determination.

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    Yang, Long; Xie, Xiaoguang; Cai, Le; Ran, Xin; Li, Yucong; Yin, Tianpeng; Zhao, Hui; Li, Can-Peng

    2016-08-15

    This work reports a novel method for the determination of aconitine through the competitive host-guest interaction between p-sulfonated calix[8]arene (SCX8) and signal probe/target molecules by using SCX8 functionalized reduced graphene oxide (SCX8-RGO) as a receptor. Three dyes (ST, RhB, BRB) and aconitine were selected as the probe and target molecules, respectively. The formation of SCX8-RGO·ST, SCX8-RGO·RhB, and SCX8-RGO·BRB complexes greatly decreases the fluorescence emission of ST, RhB, and BRB. The aconitine/SCX8 complex possesses a higher binding constant than ST/SCX8, RhB/SCX8, and BRB/SCX8 complexes, thus the dye in the SCX8 cavity can be replaced by aconitine to revert the fluorescence emission of SCX8-RGO·dye, leading to a "switch-on" fluorescence response. The fluorescence intensity of SCX8-RGO·ST, SCX8-RGO·RhB, and SCX8-RGO·BRB complexes increased linearly with increasing concentration of aconitine ranging from 1.0 to 14.0μM, 2.0-16.0μM, and 1.0-16.0μM, respectively. Based on the competitive host-guest interaction, the proposed detection method for aconitine showed detection limits of 0.28μM, 0.60μM, and 0.37μM, respectively, and was successfully applied for the determination of aconitine in human serum samples with good recoveries from 95.1% to 104.8%. The proposed method showed high selectivity for aconitine beyond competitive binding analytes. In addition, the inclusion complex of the SCX8/aconitine was studied by the molecular docking and molecular dynamics simulation, which indicated that the phenyl ester group of the aconitine molecule was included into the SCX8 cavity. PMID:27085945

  13. Effect of CO on the oxidative addition of arene C-H bonds by cationic rhodium complexes.

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    Montag, Michael; Efremenko, Irena; Cohen, Revital; Shimon, Linda J W; Leitus, Gregory; Diskin-Posner, Yael; Ben-David, Yehoshoa; Salem, Hiyam; Martin, Jan M L; Milstein, David

    2010-01-01

    Sequential addition of CO molecules to cationic aryl-hydrido Rh(III) complexes of phosphine-based (PCP) pincer ligands was found to lead first to C-H reductive elimination and then to C-H oxidative addition, thereby demonstrating a dual role of CO. DFT calculations indicate that the oxidative addition reaction is directly promoted by CO, in contrast to the commonly accepted view that CO hinders such reactions. This intriguing effect was traced to repulsive pi interactions along the aryl-Rh-CO axis, which are augmented by the initially added CO ligand (due to antibonding interactions between occupied Rh d(pi) orbitals and occupied pi orbitals of both CO and the arene moiety), but counteracted by the second CO ligand (due to significant pi back-donation). These repulsive interactions were themselves linked to significant weakening of the pi-acceptor character of CO in the positively charged rhodium complexes, which is concurrent with an enhanced sigma-donating capability. Replacement of the phosphine ligands by an analogous phosphinite-based (POCOP) pincer ligand led to significant changes in reactivity, whereby addition of CO did not result in C-H reductive elimination, but yielded relatively stable mono- and dicarbonyl aryl-hydrido POCOP-Rh(III) complexes. DFT calculations showed that the stability of these complexes arises from the higher electrophilicity of the POCOP ligand, relative to PCP, which leads to partial reduction of the excessive pi-electron density along the aryl-Rh-CO axis. Finally, comparison between the effects of CO and acetonitrile on C-H oxidative addition revealed that they exhibit similar reactivity, despite their markedly different electronic properties. However, DFT calculations indicate that the two ligands operate by different mechanisms. PMID:19918810

  14. Reactions of CF3-enones with arenes under superelectrophilic activation: a pathway to trans-1,3-diaryl-1-CF3-indanes, new cannabinoid receptor ligands.

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    Iakovenko, Roman O; Kazakova, Anna N; Muzalevskiy, Vasiliy M; Ivanov, Alexander Yu; Boyarskaya, Irina A; Chicca, Andrea; Petrucci, Vanessa; Gertsch, Jürg; Krasavin, Mikhail; Starova, Galina L; Zolotarev, Andrey A; Avdontceva, Margarita S; Nenajdenko, Valentine G; Vasilyev, Aleksander V

    2015-09-01

    4-Aryl-1,1,1-trifluorobut-3-en-2-ones ArCH[double bond, length as m-dash]CHCOCF3 (CF3-enones) react with arenes in excess of Brønsted superacids (TfOH, FSO3H) to give, stereoselectively, trans-1,3-diaryl-1-trifluoromethyl indanes in 35-85% yields. The reaction intermediates, the O-protonated ArCH[double bond, length as m-dash]CHC(OH(+))CF3 and the O,C-diprotonated ArHC(+)CH2C(OH(+))CF3 species, have been studied by means of (1)H, (13)C, (19)F NMR, and DFT calculations. Both types of the cations may participate in the reaction, depending on their electrophilicity and electron-donating properties of the arenes. The formation of CF3-indanes is a result of cascade reaction of protonated CF3-enones to form chemo-, regio- and stereoselectively three new C-C bonds. The obtained trans-1,3-diaryl-1-trifluoromethyl indanes were investigated as potential ligands for cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 types. The most potent compound showed sub-micromolar affinity for both receptor subtypes with a 6-fold selectivity toward the CB2 receptor with no appreciable cytotoxicity toward SHSY5Y cells. PMID:26186675

  15. Ruthenium- and osmium-arene complexes of 8-substituted indolo[3,2-c]quinolines: Synthesis, X-ray diffraction structures, spectroscopic properties, and antiproliferative activity

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    Filak, Lukas K.; Göschl, Simone; Hackl, Stefanie; Jakupec, Michael A.; Arion, Vladimir B.

    2012-01-01

    Six novel ruthenium(II)- and osmium(II)-arene complexes with indoloquinoline modified ligands containing methyl and halo substituents in position 8 of the molecule backbone have been synthesised and comprehensively characterised by spectroscopic methods (1H, 13C NMR, UV–Vis), ESI mass spectrometry and X-ray crystallography. Binding of indoloquinolines to a metal-arene scaffold makes the products soluble enough in biological media to allow for assaying their antiproliferative activity. The complexes were tested in three human cancer cell lines, namely A549 (non-small cell lung cancer), SW480 (colon carcinoma) and CH1 (ovarian carcinoma), yielding IC50 values in the 10−6–10−7 M concentration range after continuous exposure for 96 h. Compounds with halo substituents in position 8 are more effective cytotoxic agents in vitro than the previously reported species halogenated in position 2 of the indoloquinoline backbone. High antiproliferative activity of both series of substances may be due at least in part to their potential to act as DNA intercalators. PMID:23471093

  16. Coordination chemistry of a calix[4]arene-based NHC ligand: dinuclear complexes and comparison to I(i)Pr2Me2.

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    Patchett, Ruth; Chaplin, Adrian B

    2016-06-01

    The preparation and coordination chemistry of 5,17-bis(3-methyl-1-imidazol-2-ylidene)-25,26,27,28-tetrapropoxycalix[4]arene (1) is described. Starting from the bis(imidazolium) pro-ligand 1·2HI, the free carbene 1 was readily generated in solution through deprotonation using K[O(t)Bu] and its reactivity with rhodium(i) dimers [Rh(COD)Cl]2 (COD = 1,5-cyclooctadiene) and [Rh(CO)2Cl]2 investigated. Dinuclear complexes were isolated in both cases, where the calix[4]arene-based NHC ligand adopts a bridging μ(2)-coordination mode, and in one case characterised in the solid-state by X-ray diffraction. Using instead an isolated and well-defined (mononuclear) silver transfer agent, generated by reaction of 1·2HI with Ag2O in the presence of a halide extractor, reactions with [Rh(COD)Cl]2 and [Rh(CO)2Cl]2 produced cationic dinuclear complexes bearing μ(2)-1 and μ(2)-Cl bridging ligands. The structural formulation of the novel dinuclear adducts of 1 was aided through spectroscopic congruence with model complexes, containing monodentate 1,3-diisopropyl-4,5-dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene (I(i)Pr2Me2). PMID:27160544

  17. Highly electron-poor Buchwald-type ligand: application for Pd-catalysed direct arylation of thiophene derivatives and theoretical consideration of the secondary Pd(0)-arene interaction.

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    Korenaga, Toshinobu; Sasaki, Ryo; Shimada, Kazuaki

    2015-12-01

    Highly electron-poor SPhos ligands bearing either 2,6-bis(trifluoromethyl)-4-pyridyl (BFPy) or 3,5-(CF3)2C6H3 groups were synthesised. The former ligand highly accelerated the Pd-catalysed direct arylation of 2-propylthiophene, 2-methylthiophene or benzo[b]thiophene with only 1 mol% of the catalyst. This high catalytic activity can be attributed to a combination of electronic properties and the secondary Pd-arene interaction of BFPySPhos. The secondary interactions of SPhos, PhSPhos and BFPySPhos were optimised at the oniom(mp2/lanl2dz : b3lyp/lanl2dz) level and were further evaluated using the NBO method by DFT at the M06-2X/6-31G(d) level with LanL2DZ + ECP. The deletion energy analysis showed that the transfer of electrons from Pd to aromatic ring is the dominating factor for the secondary Pd-arene interaction of SPhos-Pd(0) complexes. Although an electron-poor BFPySPhos does not particularly favour this type of interaction, this interaction is still substantial enough to sufficiently stabilise the BFPySPhos-Pd complex. PMID:26250605

  18. Development of Conductometric Sensor Based on 25,27-Di-(5-thio-octyloxy)calix[4]arene-crown-6 for Determination of Ammonium.

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    Saiapina, O Y; Kharchenko, S G; Vishnevskii, S G; Pyeshkova, V M; Kalchenko, V I; Dzyadevych, S V

    2016-12-01

    The conductometric sensor based on 25,27-di-(5-thio-octyloxy)calix[4]arene-crown-6 was developed for the quantitative analysis of ammonium. The calixarene was immobilized on the surface of the planar interdigitated electrodes by attachment of its dialkyl sulfide groups to the surface of the gold electrodes. The intrinsic ability of the calixarene to capture ammonium was studied in the conductometric measuring mode and by the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The developed sensor showed high selectivity to ammonium in the presence of mono-, di-, and trivalent cations. Selective and highly sensitive detection of ammonium resulted from the complexation between the ammonium ions and a crown-ether fragment of the upper rim of the 25,27-di-(5-thio-octyloxy)calix[4]arene-crown-6 macrocycle. The developed sensor had high signal repeatability. Its sensitivity was found to be satisfactory for the forthcoming sensor application in the water-sample analysis; the linear range was 0.01-1.5 mM and limit of detection 10 μM. PMID:26911569

  19. Amidofluorene-appended lower rim 1,3-diconjugate of calix[4]arene: synthesis, characterization and highly selective sensor for Cu2+

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    Nemati, Mohammad; Zadmard, Reza; Mohadjerani, Maryam

    2016-01-01

    Summary Functionalization of calix[4]arene with amidofluorene moieties at the lower rim led to formation of the 1,3-diconjugate of calix[4]arene L as a novel fluorescent chemosensor for Cu2+. The receptor molecule L exhibited a pronounced selectivity towards Cu2+ over other mono and divalent ions. The formation of the complex between L and Cu2+ was evaluated by absorption, fluorescence and 1H NMR spectroscopy. The sensor L showed a remarkable color change from colorless to purple and a fluorescence quenching only upon interaction with Cu2+. The 1:1 stoichiometry of the obtained complex has been determined by Job’s plot. The association constant determined by fluorescence titration was found to be 1.8 × 106 M−1. The sensor showed a linear response toward Cu2+ in the concentration range from 1 to 10 µM with a detection limit of 9.6 × 10−8 M. PMID:27559419

  20. IR and NMR spectra, intramolecular hydrogen bonding and conformations of para-tert-butyl-aminothiacalix[4]arene in solid state and chloroform solution

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    Zvereva, Elena E.; Katsyuba, Sergey A.; Vandyukov, Alexander E.; Chernova, Alla V.; Kovalenko, Valery I.; Solovieva, Svetlana E.; Antipin, Igor S.; Konovalov, Alexander I.

    2010-02-01

    It is demonstrated that dissolution of aminothiacalix[4]arene in chloroform results in transformation of 1,3-alternate conformation, adopted in single-crystal and bulk polycrystalline solids, to the pinched-cone form. This conformer is stabilised by the intramolecular hydrogen bonds of two distal amino-groups acting as H-donors with another two amino moieties that appear as H-acceptors. The H-bonds cause quite small (ca. 10-20 cm -1) red shift of the IR bands of the NH 2 stretching vibrations, which suggests rather weak NH⋯N hydrogen bonding. This latter is sufficient to stabilize the pinched-cone conformation in the chloroform solution, but the energy gap between the pinched-cone and other conformations is small, and solid-state intermolecular forces easily overcome it, leading to realisation of the 1,3-alternate conformer. The comparison of the DFT computed and experimental vibrational and NMR spectra demonstrates good quality of present quantum-chemical computations, allows complete interpretation of the spectra and reveals simple IR and NMR spectroscopic markers of the conformers of aminothiacalix[4]arenes.

  1. IR and NMR spectra, intramolecular hydrogen bonding and conformations of para-tert-butyl-aminothiacalix[4]arene in solid state and chloroform solution.

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    Zvereva, Elena E; Katsyuba, Sergey A; Vandyukov, Alexander E; Chernova, Alla V; Kovalenko, Valery I; Solovieva, Svetlana E; Antipin, Igor S; Konovalov, Alexander I

    2010-02-01

    It is demonstrated that dissolution of aminothiacalix[4]arene in chloroform results in transformation of 1,3-alternate conformation, adopted in single-crystal and bulk polycrystalline solids, to the pinched-cone form. This conformer is stabilised by the intramolecular hydrogen bonds of two distal amino-groups acting as H-donors with another two amino moieties that appear as H-acceptors. The H-bonds cause quite small (ca. 10-20 cm(-1)) red shift of the IR bands of the NH(2) stretching vibrations, which suggests rather weak NHcdots, three dots, centeredN hydrogen bonding. This latter is sufficient to stabilize the pinched-cone conformation in the chloroform solution, but the energy gap between the pinched-cone and other conformations is small, and solid-state intermolecular forces easily overcome it, leading to realisation of the 1,3-alternate conformer. The comparison of the DFT computed and experimental vibrational and NMR spectra demonstrates good quality of present quantum-chemical computations, allows complete interpretation of the spectra and reveals simple IR and NMR spectroscopic markers of the conformers of aminothiacalix[4]arenes. PMID:20042365

  2. Development of Conductometric Sensor Based on 25,27-Di-(5-thio-octyloxy)calix[4]arene-crown-6 for Determination of Ammonium

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    Saiapina, O. Y.; Kharchenko, S. G.; Vishnevskii, S. G.; Pyeshkova, V. M.; Kalchenko, V. I.; Dzyadevych, S. V.

    2016-02-01

    The conductometric sensor based on 25,27-di-(5-thio-octyloxy)calix[4]arene-crown-6 was developed for the quantitative analysis of ammonium. The calixarene was immobilized on the surface of the planar interdigitated electrodes by attachment of its dialkyl sulfide groups to the surface of the gold electrodes. The intrinsic ability of the calixarene to capture ammonium was studied in the conductometric measuring mode and by the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The developed sensor showed high selectivity to ammonium in the presence of mono-, di-, and trivalent cations. Selective and highly sensitive detection of ammonium resulted from the complexation between the ammonium ions and a crown-ether fragment of the upper rim of the 25,27-di-(5-thio-octyloxy)calix[4]arene-crown-6 macrocycle. The developed sensor had high signal repeatability. Its sensitivity was found to be satisfactory for the forthcoming sensor application in the water-sample analysis; the linear range was 0.01-1.5 mM and limit of detection 10 μM.

  3. Improvement of catalytic activity of Candida rugosa lipase in the presence of calix[4]arene bearing iminodicarboxylic/phosphonic acid complexes modified iron oxide nanoparticles.

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    Ozyilmaz, Elif; Bayrakci, Mevlut; Yilmaz, Mustafa

    2016-04-01

    In the present study, iron oxide magnetite nanoparticles, prepared through a co-precipitation method, were coated with phosphonic acid or iminodicarboxylic acid derivatives of calix[4]arene to modulate their surfaces with different acidic groups. Candida rugosa lipase was then directly immobilized onto the modified nanoparticles through sol-gel encapsulation. The catalytic activities and enantioselectivities of the two encapsulated lipases in the hydrolysis reaction of (R/S)-naproxen methyl ester and (R/S)-2-phenoxypropionic acid methyl ester were assessed. The results showed that the activity and enantioselectivity of the lipase were improved when the lipase was encapsulated in the presence of calixarene-based additives; the encapsulated lipase with the phosphonic acid derivative of calix[4]arene had an excellent rate of enantioselectivity against the (R/S)-naproxen methyl and (R/S)-2-phenoxypropionic acid methyl esters, with E=350 and 246, respectively, compared to the free enzyme. The encapsulated lipases (Fe-Calix-N(COOH)) and (Fe-Calix-P) showed good loading ability and little loss of enzyme activity, and the stability of the catalyst was very good; they only lost 6-11% of the enzyme's activity after five batches. PMID:26698535

  4. Antimalarial activity of ruthenium(II) and osmium(II) arene complexes with mono- and bidentate chloroquine analogue ligands.

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    Ekengard, Erik; Glans, Lotta; Cassells, Irwin; Fogeron, Thibault; Govender, Preshendren; Stringer, Tameryn; Chellan, Prinessa; Lisensky, George C; Hersh, William H; Doverbratt, Isa; Lidin, Sven; de Kock, Carmen; Smith, Peter J; Smith, Gregory S; Nordlander, Ebbe

    2015-11-28

    Eight new ruthenium and five new osmium p-cymene half-sandwich complexes have been synthesized, characterized and evaluated for antimalarial activity. All complexes contain ligands that are based on a 4-chloroquinoline framework related to the antimalarial drug chloroquine. Ligands HL(1-8) are salicylaldimine derivatives, where HL(1) = N-(2-((2-hydroxyphenyl)methylimino)ethyl)-7-chloroquinolin-4-amine, and HL(2-8) contain non-hydrogen substituents in the 3-position of the salicylaldimine ring, viz. F, Cl, Br, I, NO2, OMe and (t)Bu for HL(2-8), respectively. Ligand HL(9) is also a salicylaldimine-containing ligand with substitutions in both 3- and 5-positions of the salicylaldimine moiety, i.e. N-(2-((2-hydroxy-3,5-di-tert-butylphenyl)methyl-imino)ethyl)-7-chloroquinolin-4-amine, while HL(10) is N-(2-((1-methyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)methylamino)ethyl)-7-chloroquinolin-4-amine) The half sandwich metal complexes that have been investigated are [Ru(η(6)-cym)(L(1-8))Cl] (Ru-1-Ru-8, cym = p-cymene), [Os(η(6)-cym)(L(1-3,5,7))Cl] (Os-1-Os-3, Os-5, and Os-7), [M(η(6)-cym)(HL(9))Cl2] (M = Ru, Ru-HL(9); M = Os, Os-HL(9)) and [M(η(6)-cym)(L(10))Cl]Cl (M = Ru, Ru-10; M = Os, Os-10). In complexes Ru-1-Ru-8 and Ru-10, Os-1-Os-3, Os-5 and Os-7 and Os-10, the ligands were found to coordinate as bidentate N,O- and N,N-chelates, while in complexes Ru-HL(9) and Os-HL(9), monodentate coordination of the ligands through the quinoline nitrogen was established. The antimalarial activity of the new ligands and complexes was evaluated against chloroquine sensitive (NF54 and D10) and chloroquine resistant (Dd2) Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite strains. Coordination of ruthenium and osmium arene moieties to the ligands resulted in lower antiplasmodial activities relative to the free ligands, but the resistance index is better for the ruthenium complexes compared to chloroquine. Overall, osmium complexes appeared to be less active than the corresponding ruthenium complexes. PMID:26491831

  5. The structure of the Calix[4]arene-(H2O) Cluster: The World’s Smallest Cup of Water

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    Hontama, Naoya; Inokuchi, Yoshiya; Ebata, Takayuki; Dedonder-Lardeau, Claude; Jouvet, Christophe; Xantheas, Sotiris S.

    2010-03-11

    The structure of the calix[4]arene(C4A)-(H2O) cluster formed in a supersonic beam has been investigated by mass-selected resonant two-photon ionization (R2PI) spectroscopy, IR-UV double resonance spectroscopy, IR photodissociation (IRPD) spectroscopy and by high level quantum chemical calculations. The IR-UV double resonance spectrum of C4A-(H2O) exhibits a broad and strong hydrogen-bonded OH stretching band at 3160 cm-1 and a weak asymmetric OH stretching band at 3700 cm-1. The IRPD measurement of the cluster produced a value of 3140 cm-1 for the C4A-(H2O) → C4A + H2O dissociation energy. High level electronic structure calculations at the MP2 level of theory with basis sets up to quadruple zeta quality suggest that the endo-isomer (water inside the C4A cavity) is ~1100 cm-1 more stable than the exo-isomer (water hydrogen bonded to the rim of C4A). The endo-isomer has a best-computed (at the MP2/aug-cc-pVQZ level) value of 3127 cm-1 for the binding energy, just ~15 cm-1 shy of the experimentally determined threshold and an IR spectrum in excellent agreement with the experimentally observed one. In contrast, the B3LYP density functional fails to even predict a stable structure for the endo-isomer demonstrating the inability of that level of theory to describe the delicate balance between structures exhibiting cumulative OH-π H-bonding and dipole-dipole interactions (endo-isomer) when compared to the ones emanating from maximizing the cooperative effects associated with the formation of hydrogen bonded homodromic networks (exo-isomer). The comparison of the experimental results with the ones from high level electronic structure calculations therefore unambiguously assign the endo-isomer as the global minimum of the C4A-(H2O) cluster, world’s smallest cup of water. Part of this work is supported by the Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Biosciences Division, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, US Department of Energy. Battelle operates the Pacific Northwest

  6. A new method for predicting the heats of combustion of polynitro arene, polynitro heteroarene, acyclic and cyclic nitramine, nitrate ester and nitroaliphatic compounds.

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    Keshavarz, Mohammad Hossein; Saatluo, Bahman Ebrahimi; Hassanzadeh, Ali

    2011-01-30

    A new method is presented for estimating the gross and net heats of combustion of important classes of energetic compounds including polynitro arene, polynitro heteroarene, acyclic and cyclic nitramine, nitrate ester and nitroaliphatic compounds. Elemental compositions as well as the presence of some specific polar groups and molecular fragments are important parameters in the new model. The novel method can be easily used for any complex organic compounds with at least one nitro, nitramine or nitrate functional groups by which the predictions of their heats of combustion by the available methods are inaccurate or difficult. The predicted results show that this method gives reliable predictions of heats of combustion with respect to group additivity method and computed values based on atom-type electrotopological state indices for several energetic compounds where the models can be applied. PMID:21035254

  7. Host-guest chemistry of a water-soluble pillar[5]arene: evidence for an ionic-exchange recognition process and different complexation modes.

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    Gómez, Borja; Francisco, Vitor; Fernández-Nieto, Fernando; Garcia-Rio, Luis; Martín-Pastor, M; Paleo, M Rita; Sardina, F Javier

    2014-09-15

    The complexation of an anionic guest by a cationic water-soluble pillararene is reported. Isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), (1)H NMR, (1)H and (19)F DOSY, and STD NMR experiments were performed to characterize the complex formed under aqueous neutral conditions. The results of ITC and (1)H NMR analyses showed the inclusion of the guest inside the cavity of the pillar[5]arene, with the binding constant and thermodynamic parameters influenced by the counter ion of the macrocycle. NMR diffusion experiments showed that although a fraction of the counter ions are expelled from the host cavity by exchange with the guest, a complex with both counter ions and the guest inside the pillararene is formed. The results also showed that at higher concentrations of guest in solution, in addition to the inclusion of one guest molecule in the cavity, the pillararene can also form an external complex with a second guest molecule. PMID:25110897

  8. Bis-p-Sulfonatocalix[4]arene-Based Supramolecular Amphiphiles with an Emergent Lower Critical Solution Temperature Behavior in Aqueous Solution and Hydrogel.

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    Yao, Xuyang; Wang, Xi; Jiang, Tao; Ma, Xiang; Tian, He

    2015-12-29

    An unexpected lower critical solution temperature (LCST) phenomenon is observed in a bis-p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene-based supramolecular amphiphile system, and the mechanism of this intriguing phenomenon is studied. The unusual macroscopic thermoresponsive behavior is based on the switch of the system from water-soluble assemblies to insoluble netlike cross-linked nanoparticles under temperature stimulus, which is regulated by multiple weak interactions, including hydrophilic and hydrophobic interactions, π-π stacking, and host-guest recognition. By using the LCST solution as the dispersion medium, a hydrogel with LCST behavior can be fabricated. This work contributes toward better understanding about calixarene-induced aggregation (CIA) and thermoresponsive self-assembled systems. It will also help to enrich the designing of complexed supramolecular amphiphile systems and develop their potential applications in hydrogels. PMID:26639514

  9. Unusual mode of protein binding by a cytotoxic π-arene ruthenium(ii) piano-stool compound containing an O,S-chelating ligand.

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    Hildebrandt, Jana; Görls, Helmar; Häfner, Norman; Ferraro, Giarita; Dürst, Matthias; Runnebaum, Ingo B; Weigand, Wolfgang; Merlino, Antonello

    2016-08-01

    A new pseudo-octahedral π-arene ruthenium(ii) piano-stool compound, containing an O,S-bidentate ligand (compound 1) and showing significant cytotoxic activity in vitro, was synthesized and characterized. In solution stability and interaction with the model protein bovine pancreatic ribonuclease (RNase A) were investigated by using UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy. Its crystal structure and that of the adduct formed upon reaction with RNase A were obtained by X-ray crystallography. The comparison between the structure of purified compound 1 and that of the fragment bound to RNase A reveals an unusual mode of protein binding that includes ligand exchange and alteration of coordination sphere geometry. PMID:27427335

  10. Synthesis and characterization of a Bi10O8(OAr)16 oxo-cluster supported by p-tert-butylcalix[5]arene ligands.

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    Mendoza-Espinosa, Daniel

    2016-09-14

    Reaction of a non-dried monobenzylated [(t)BuC5(OBn)(OH)4] ligand with excess of Bi[N(SiMe3)2]3 yields a mixture of the dimeric complex 1 [Bi{(t)BuC5(OBn)(OH)}]2 in 12% yield and complex 2 [Bi10O8{(t)BuC5(OBn)(OH)}4] in 48% yield. The highly symmetric complex 2 features a Bi10O8(OAr)16 central core with tetra-, hexa- and heptacoordinated bismuth(iii) centers, and (μ2)-(μ4) bridging oxygen atoms all arranged in a I4 symmetrical pattern. Cluster 2 represents the largest bismuth oxo-cluster supported by calix[n]arene ligands reported to date. PMID:27484218

  11. Dual-responsive polypseudorotaxanes based on block-selected inclusion between polyethylene-block-poly(ethylene glycol) diblock copolymers and 1,4-diethoxypillar[5]arene.

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    Chen, Jianzhuang; Li, Nan; Gao, Yongping; Sun, Fugen; He, Jianping; Li, Yongsheng

    2015-10-21

    Based on the selective recognition of the polyethylene (PE) block of polyethylene-block-poly(ethylene glycol) (PE-b-PEG) by 1,4-diethoxypillar[5]arene (DEP5A), two novel thermo and competitive guest (1,4-dibromobutane or hexanedinitrile) responsive polypseudorotaxanes (PPRs) have been successfully constructed. The formation of PPRs both in solution and in the solid state was demonstrated by (1)H NMR, 2D NOESY, and WAXD analyses. TGA data illustrate that PPRs exhibit higher thermal stability than their precursor diblock copolymers. Moreover, intriguing porous disk-like aggregates are produced by electrospraying of PPRs in CHCl3 and the self-assembled structures of PPRs are totally changed by the addition of 1,4-dibromobutane or hexanedinitrile, demonstrating their competitive guest stimuli-responsiveness. PMID:26324953

  12. Over-Oxidation as the Key Step in the Mechanism of the MoCl5-Mediated Dehydrogenative Coupling of Arenes.

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    Schubert, Moritz; Franzmann, Peter; Wünsche von Leupoldt, Anica; Koszinowski, Konrad; Heinze, Katja; Waldvogel, Siegfried R

    2016-01-18

    Molybdenum pentachloride is an unusually powerful reagent for the dehydrogenative coupling of arenes. Owing to the high reaction rate using MoCl5, several labile moieties are tolerated in this transformation. The mechanistic course of the reaction was controversially discussed although indications for a single electron transfer as the initial step were found recently. Herein, based on a combined study including synthetic investigations, electrochemical measurements, EPR spectroscopy, DFT calculations, and mass spectrometry, we deduct a highly consistent mechanistic scenario: MoCl5 acts as a one-electron oxidant in the absence of TiCl4 and as two-electron oxidant in the presence of TiCl4, but leads to an over-oxidized intermediate in both cases, which protects it from side reactions. In the course of aqueous work-up the reagent waste (Mo(III/IV) species) acts as reducing agent generating the desired organic C-C coupling product. PMID:26473303

  13. Cationic vesicles based on amphiphilic pillar[5]arene capped with ferrocenium: a redox-responsive system for drug/siRNA co-delivery.

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    Chang, Yincheng; Yang, Kui; Wei, Peng; Huang, Sisi; Pei, Yuxin; Zhao, Wei; Pei, Zhichao

    2014-11-24

    A novel ferrocenium capped amphiphilic pillar[5]arene (FCAP) was synthesized and self-assembled to cationic vesicles in aqueous solution. The cationic vesicles, displaying low cytotoxicity and significant redox-responsive behavior due to the redox equilibrium between ferrocenium cations and ferrocenyl groups, allow building an ideal glutathione (GSH)-responsive drug/siRNA co-delivery system for rapid drug release and gene transfection in cancer cells in which higher GSH concentration exists. This is the first report of redox-responsive vesicles assembled from pillararenes for drug/siRNA co-delivery; besides enhancing the bioavailability of drugs for cancer cells and reducing the adverse side effects for normal cells, these systems can also overcome the drug resistance of cancer cells. This work presents a good example of rational design for an effective stimuli-responsive drug/siRNA co-delivery system. PMID:25267331

  14. Self-Assembly of New Arene-Ruthenium Rectangles Containing Triptycene Building Block and Their Application in Fluorescent Detection of Nitro Aromatics

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    Dubey, Abhishek; Mishra, Anurag; Min, Jin Wook; Lee, Min Hyung; Kim, Hyunuk; Stang, Peter J.; Chi, Ki-Whan

    2014-01-01

    A suite of two new tetraruthenium metallarectangles 5 and 6 have been obtained from [2 + 2] self-assemblies between dipyridylethynyltriptycene 2 and one of the two dinuclear arene ruthenium clips, [Ru2 (μ-η4-OO∩OO) (η6-p-cymene)2][OTf]2 ; (OO∩OO = oxalate 3; 6,11-dihydroxy-5,12-naphthacenedionato (dotq) 4; OTf = triflate). These molecular rectangles are fully characterized by 1H NMR spectroscopy, electrospray mass spectrometry. A single crystal of 6 was suitable for X-ray diffraction structural characterization. These new metallarectangles showed fluorescence behavior in solution, have been examined for emission quenching effects with various aromatic compounds, and show high quenching selectivity and sensitivity towards nitroaromatics, particularly picric acid and trinitrotoluene. Excited-state charge transfer from the rectangles to nitro aromatic substrates can be used to develop selective fluorescent sensors for nitro aromatics. PMID:26321767

  15. 3-(Dicyanomethylidene)indan-1-one-Functionalized Calix[4]arene-Calix[4]pyrrole Hybrid: An Ion-Pair Sensor for Cesium Salts.

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    Yeon, Yerim; Leem, Soojung; Wagen, Corin; Lynch, Vincent M; Kim, Sung Kuk; Sessler, Jonathan L

    2016-09-01

    A chromogenic calix[4]arene-calix[4]pyrrole hybrid ion pair receptor bearing an indane substituent at a β-pyrrolic position has been prepared. On the basis of solution-phase UV-vis spectroscopic analysis and (1)H NMR spectroscopic studies carried out in 10% methanol in chloroform, receptor 1 is able to bind only cesium ion pairs (e.g., CsF, CsCl, and CsNO3) but not the constituent cesium cation (as its perchlorate salt) or the F(-), Cl(-), or NO3(-) anions (as the tetrabutylammonium salts). It thus displays rudimentary AND logic gate behavior. Receptor 1 shows a colorimetric response to cesium ion pairs under conditions of solid-liquid (nitrobenzene) and liquid-liquid (D2O-nitrobenzene-d5) extraction. PMID:27533478

  16. Hydrogenation of arenes under mild conditions using rhodium pyridylphosphine and bipyridyl complexes tethered to a silica-supported palladium heterogeneous catalyst

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    Yang, H.; Gao, H.; Angelici, R.J.

    2000-02-21

    The rhodium complexes [Rh(COD)(1)]BF{sub 4} (RH(N-P)) and [Rh(COD)(2)]BF{sub 4} (Rh(N-N)), containing the new pyridylphosphine and bipyridyl ligands (1 and 2) with alkoxysilane groups, were tethered on the silica-supported palladium heterogeneous catalyst Pd-SiO{sub 2} to give the TCSM (tethered complex on supported metal) catalysts Rh(N-P)/Pd-SiO{sub 2} and Rh(N-N)/Pd-SiO{sub 2}. Under the mild conditions of 70 C and 4 atm of H{sub 2}, the two TCSM catalysts are very active for the hydrogenation of arenes (PhCO{sub 2}Me, PhOH, toluene, PhOCH{sub 3}, PhCO{sub 2}Et, 4-CH{sub 3}C{sub 6}H{sub 4}CO{sub 2}Et, dimethyl terephthalate) to cyclohexanes; the activities are higher than those of the separate homogeneous Rh(N-P) and Rh(N-N) complex catalysts, the silica-supported palladium catalyst Pd-SiO{sub 2}, or the rhodium complex catalysts tethered on just SiO{sub 2}. The catalysts are easily separated from the reaction mixtures and can be recycled several times without losing activity. Of the two TCSM catalysts, the higher activity for the hydrogenation of anisole to methyl cyclohexyl ether was observed for Rh(N-N)/Pd-SiO{sub 2}, which gives a TOF value of 3060 mol of substrate converted/((mol of Rh)h) and a TO value of 14500 mol of substrate converted/(mol of Rh) in 6 h. Reactions of acetophenone lead to hydrogenation of the arene ring, the carbonyl group, or both, depending on the catalyst (Rh(N-P)/Pd-SiO{sub 2} or Rh(N-N)/Pd-SiO{sub 2}) and the solvent (heptane or ethanol).

  17. Depositional setting and early diagenesis of the dinosaur eggshell-bearing Aren Fm at Bastus, Late Campanian, south-central Pyrenees

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    Díaz-Molina, Margarita; Kälin, Otto; Benito, M. Isabel; Lopez-Martinez, Nieves; Vicens, Enric

    2007-07-01

    The Late Cretaceous Aren Fm exposed north of Bastus in the Tremp Basin (south-central Pyrenees) preserves an excellent record of dinosaur eggs laid in a marine littoral setting. Different from other cases reported in literature, at the Bastus site the preferential nesting ground was original beach sand. The coastal deposits of Aren Fm can be grouped into four facies assemblages, representing respectively shoreface, beachface, beach ridge plain and backbarrier lagoon environments. Shoreface deposits include fine- to coarse-grained hybrid arenites and subordinate quartz-dominated conglomerates with ripple structures of wave and wave-current origin. Beachface deposits are mainly storm beach conglomerates, but parallel-laminated foreshore arenites locally occur. Backbarrier lagoon deposits comprise of washover sandy conglomerates that grade laterally into sandy lime mudstones, biomicrites and marls. Beach ridge sediment, wherein the bulk of dinosaur eggs and eggshell debris occurs, predominantly is a reddish hybrid arenite that has undergone a complex early diagenetic evolution, including marine and meteoric cementation followed by soil development. The reddish arenites overlie wave-dominated shoreface deposits and in places pass laterally into lagoonal deposits. They originally formed shore ridges, that became stabilized during progradational episodes by pedogenesis (beach ridge, sensu [Otvos, E.G., 2000. Beach ridges—definitions and significance. Geomorphology 32, 83-108.]), which also affected the dinosaur eggs. The eggshell-bearing beach ridge arenites are typically preserved at the top of parasequences forming the systems tracts of a third-order sequence. Thick packages of this facies resulted from aggradation of barrier/beach ridge deposits, whose preservation below surfaces of transgressive erosion was favoured by incipient lithification.

  18. Comparison of hydration reactions for "piano-stool" RAPTA-B and [Ru(η6-arene)(en)Cl]+ complexes: density functional theory computational study.

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    Chval, Zdeněk; Futera, Zdeněk; Burda, Jaroslav V

    2011-01-14

    The hydration process for two Ru(II) representative half-sandwich complexes: Ru(arene)(pta)Cl(2) (from the RAPTA family) and [Ru(arene)(en)Cl](+) (further labeled as Ru_en) were compared with analogous reaction of cisplatin. In the study, quantum chemical methods were employed. All the complexes were optimized at the B3LYP/6-31G(d) level using Conductor Polarizable Continuum Model (CPCM) solvent continuum model and single-point (SP) energy calculations and determination of electronic properties were performed at the B3LYP∕6-311++G(2df,2pd)/CPCM level. It was found that the hydration model works fairly well for the replacement of the first chloride by water where an acceptable agreement for both Gibbs free energies and rate constants was obtained. However, in the second hydration step worse agreement of the experimental and calculated values was achieved. In agreement with experimental values, the rate constants for the first step can be ordered as RAPTA-B > Ru_en > cisplatin. The rate constants correlate well with binding energies (BEs) of the Pt∕Ru-Cl bond in the reactant complexes. Substitution reactions on Ru_en and cisplatin complexes proceed only via pseudoassociative (associative interchange) mechanism. On the other hand in the case of RAPTA there is also possible a competitive dissociation mechanism with metastable pentacoordinated intermediate. The first hydration step is slightly endothermic for all three complexes by 3-5 kcal∕mol. Estimated BEs confirm that the benzene ligand is relatively weakly bonded assuming the fact that it occupies three coordination positions of the Ru(II) cation. PMID:21241133

  19. Comparison of hydration reactions for "piano-stool" RAPTA-B and [Ru(η6- arene)(en)Cl]+ complexes: Density functional theory computational study

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    Chval, Zdeněk; Futera, Zdeněk; Burda, Jaroslav V.

    2011-01-01

    The hydration process for two Ru(II) representative half-sandwich complexes: Ru(arene)(pta)Cl2 (from the RAPTA family) and [Ru(arene)(en)Cl]+ (further labeled as Ru_en) were compared with analogous reaction of cisplatin. In the study, quantum chemical methods were employed. All the complexes were optimized at the B3LYP/6-31G(d) level using Conductor Polarizable Continuum Model (CPCM) solvent continuum model and single-point (SP) energy calculations and determination of electronic properties were performed at the B3LYP/6-311++G(2df,2pd)/CPCM level. It was found that the hydration model works fairly well for the replacement of the first chloride by water where an acceptable agreement for both Gibbs free energies and rate constants was obtained. However, in the second hydration step worse agreement of the experimental and calculated values was achieved. In agreement with experimental values, the rate constants for the first step can be ordered as RAPTA-B > Ru_en > cisplatin. The rate constants correlate well with binding energies (BEs) of the Pt/Ru-Cl bond in the reactant complexes. Substitution reactions on Ru_en and cisplatin complexes proceed only via pseudoassociative (associative interchange) mechanism. On the other hand in the case of RAPTA there is also possible a competitive dissociation mechanism with metastable pentacoordinated intermediate. The first hydration step is slightly endothermic for all three complexes by 3-5 kcal/mol. Estimated BEs confirm that the benzene ligand is relatively weakly bonded assuming the fact that it occupies three coordination positions of the Ru(II) cation.

  20. Enhanced catalysis and enantioselective resolution of racemic naproxen methyl ester by lipase encapsulated within iron oxide nanoparticles coated with calix[8]arene valeric acid complexes.

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    Sayin, Serkan; Akoz, Enise; Yilmaz, Mustafa

    2014-09-14

    In this study, two types of nanoparticles have been used as additives for the encapsulation of Candida rugosa lipase via the sol-gel method. In one case, the nanoparticles were covalently linked with a new synthesized calix[8]arene octa valeric acid derivative (C[8]-C4-COOH) to produce new calix[8]arene-adorned magnetite nanoparticles (NP-C[8]-C4-COOH), and then NP-C[8]-C4-COOH was used as an additive in the sol-gel encapsulation process. In the other case, iron oxide nanoparticles were directly added into the sol-gel encapsulation process in order to interact electrostatically with both C[8]-C4-COOH and Candida rugosa lipase. The catalytic activities and enantioselectivities of two novel encapsulated lipases (Enc-NP-C[8]-C4-COOH and Enc-C[8]-C4-COOH@Fe3O4) in the hydrolysis reaction of racemic naproxen methyl ester were evaluated. The results showed that the activity and enantioselectivity of the lipase were improved when the lipase was encapsulated in the presence of calixarene-based additives. Indeed, the encapsulated lipases have an excellent rate of enantioselectivity, with E = 371 and 265, respectively, as compared to the free enzyme (E = 137). The lipases encapsulated with C[8]-C4-COOH and iron oxide nanoparticles (Enc-C[8]-C4-COOH@Fe3O4) retained more than 86% of their initial activities after 5 repeated uses and 92% with NP-C[8]-C4-COOH. PMID:25012138

  1. Pyroclastic flow generated by crater-wall collapse and outpouring of the lava pool of Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

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    Alvarado, Guillermo E.; Soto, Gerardo J.

    2002-01-01

    The pyroclastic flow that issued from the Arenal summit crater on 28 August 1993 came from the collapse of the crater wall of the cone and the drainage of a lava pool. The 3-km-long pyroclastic flow, 2.2±0.8×106 m3 in volume, was confined to narrow valleys (30-100 m wide). The thickness of the pyroclastic deposit ranged from 1 to 10 m, and its temperature was about 400 °C, although single bombs were up to 1,000 °C. The deposit is clast-supported, has a bimodal grain size distribution, and consists of an intimate mixture of finely pulverized rock ash, lapilli, small blocks, and cauliflower bread-crusted bombs, in which are set meter-size lava fragments and juvenile and non-juvenile angular blocks, and bombs up to 7 m in diameter. Large faceted blocks make up 50% of the total volume of the deposit. The cauliflower bombs have deep and intricate bread-crust texture and post-depositional vesiculation. It is proposed that the juvenile material was produced entirely from a lava pool, whereas faceted non-juvenile blocks come from the crater-wall collapse. The concentration and maximum diameter of cauliflower bread-crusted bombs increases significantly from the base (rockslide + pyroclastic flow) to the top (the pyroclastic flow) of the deposit. An ash cloud deposited accretionary lapilli in the proximal region (outside of the pyroclastic flow deposit), and very fine ash fell in the distal region (between 5 and 30 km). The accretionary lapilli deposit is derived from the fine, elutriated products of the flow as it moved. A turbulent overriding surge blew down the surrounding shrubbery in the flow direction. The pyroclastic flow from August 1993, similar to the flows of June 1975, May 1998, August 2000, and March 2001, slid and rolled rather than being buoyed up by gas. They grooved, scratched, and polished the surfaces over which they swept, similar to a Merapi-type pyroclastic flow. However, the mechanism of the outpouring of a lava pool and the resulting flows

  2. η(6) -Arene-Zirconium-PNP-Pincer Complexes: Mechanism of Their Hydrogenolytic Formation and Their Reactivity as Zirconium(II) Synthons.

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    Plundrich, Gudrun T; Wadepohl, Hubert; Clot, Eric; Gade, Lutz H

    2016-06-27

    The cyclometalated monobenzyl complexes [(Cbzdiphos(R) -CH)ZrBnX] 1 (iPr) Cl and 1 (Ph) I reacted with dihydrogen (10 bar) to yield the η(6) -toluene complexes [(Cbzdiphos(R) )Zr(η(6) -tol)X] 2 (iPr) Cl and 2 (Ph) I (cbzdiphos=1,8-bis(phosphino)-3,6-di-tert-butyl-9H-carbazole). The arene complexes were also found to be directly accessible from the triiodide [(Cbzdiphos(Ph) )ZrI3 ] through an in situ reaction with a dibenzylmagnesium reagent and subsequent hydrogenolysis, as exemplified for the η(6) -mesitylene complex [(Cbzdiphos(Ph) )Zr(η(6) -mes)I] (3 (Ph) I). The tolyl-ring in 2 (iPr) Cl adopts a puckered arrangement (fold angle 23.3°) indicating significant arene-1,4-diido character. Deuterium labeling experiments were consistent with an intramolecular reaction sequence after the initial hydrogenolysis of a Zr-C bond by a σ-bond metathesis. A DFT study of the reaction sequence indicates that hydrogenolysis by σ-bond metathesis first occurs at the cyclometalated ancillary ligand giving a hydrido-benzyl intermediate, which subsequently reductively eliminates toluene that then coordinates to the Zr atom as the reduced arene ligand. Complex 2 (Ph) I was reacted with 2,6-diisopropylphenyl isocyanide giving the deep blue, diamagnetic Zr(II) -diisocyanide complex [(Cbzdiphos(Ph) )Zr(CNDipp)2 I] (4 (Ph) I). DFT modeling of 4 (Ph) I demonstrated that the HOMO of the complex is primarily located as a "lone pair on zirconium", with some degree of back-bonding into the C≡N π* bond, and the complex is thus most appropriately described as a zirconium(II) species. Reaction of 2 (Ph) I with trimethylsilylazide (N3 TMS) and 2 (iPr) Cl with 1-azidoadamantane (N3 Ad) resulted in the formation of the imido complexes [(Cbzdiphos(R) )Zr=NR'(X)] 5 (iPr) Cl-NAd and 5 (Ph) I-NTMS, respectively. Reaction of 2 (iPr) Cl with azobenzene led to N-N bond scission giving 6 (iPr) Cl, in which one of the NPh-fragments is coupled with the carbazole

  3. Improving the Flash Flood Frequency Analysis using dendrogeomorphological evidences in the Arenal River crossing Arenas de San Pedro Village (Spanish Central System)

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    Ruiz-Villanueva, V.; Ballesteros, J. A.; Díez-Herrero, A.; Bodoque, J. M.

    2009-04-01

    The flash flood frequency analysis in mountainous catchments presents specific scientific challenges. One of the challenges is the relevant gradient in precipitation intensity with altitude. Another challenge is the lack of information from rainfall or discharge gauge stations or from documentary sources. Dendrogeomorphology studies the response in the wood growth pattern and the botanical signs on the trees affected by geomorphological processes. With regard to the flood frequency, the dendrogeomorphological evidences bring forward valuable infomation about single past events (with annual or even seasonal precision) and their occurrence periodicity. The main macro-evidence that we can find in the tree trunk is a stem scar originated by a wound in the bark of the tree. When the tree grows, this wound remains reflected in the tree ring sequence. The best way to analyze the tree ring sequence is by using a complete section of the trunk, this couldn't be possible unless the tree is cut down. Due to the unfeasibility of cutting down the trees, in Dendrogeomorphology is enough to obtain an increment core, using a Pressler borer. Nevertheless, this study has been based on complete stem sections analysis facilitated for the felling works in the riverine vegetation in the Arenal River, carried out by the Tagus River Water Authority. These felling works have allowed us to obtain sections and to analyze the stump of the tree in situ. On this way, 100 samples of Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus angustifolia located by the river along the Arenal River crossing Arenas de San Pedro Village (Ávila, northern slopes of the Gredos Mountain Range in the Spanish Central System) have been analyzed. This village is known for its historical problems of flood during extreme events. A meticulous fieldwork has been carried out. Every sample was analyzed locating its geomorphological position, the distance to the riverbed and the height of the stump in which the evidences were observed. Using a

  4. Friedel-Crafts Alkylation of Arenes with 2-Halogeno-2-CF3-styrenes under Superacidic Conditions. Access to Trifluoromethylated Ethanes and Ethenes.

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    Sandzhieva, Maria A; Kazakova, Anna N; Boyarskaya, Irina A; Ivanov, Alexandr Yu; Nenajdenko, Valentine G; Vasilyev, Aleksander V

    2016-06-17

    The formation of the corresponding benzyl cations [ArHC(+)-CH(X)CF3] takes place under protonation of E-/Z-2-halogeno-2-CF3 styrenes [ArCH═C(X)CF3, X = F, Cl, Br] in superacids. The structures of these new electrophiles were studied by means of NMR and theoretical DFT calculations. According to these data, in the case of bromo derivatives, the formed cations, most probably, exist as cyclic bromonium ions; however, in the cases of chloro and fluoro derivatives, open forms are more preferable. Subsequent reaction of these benzyl cations with arenes proceeds as Friedel-Crafts alkylation to afford 1,1-diaryl-2-halo-3,3,3-trifluoropropanes [Ar(Ar')CH-CH(X)CF3] in high yields (up to 96%) as a mixture of two diastereomers. The prepared halogenopropanes were easily converted into the corresponding mixtures of E-/Z-trifluoromethylated diarylethenes [Ar(Ar')C═CCF3] (in yields up to 96%) by dehydrohalogenation with base (KOH or t-BuOK). The mechanism of elimination (E2 and Ecb) depends on the nature of the leaving group and reaction conditions. PMID:27227747

  5. Extractive properties towards rare-earth metal ions of calix[4]arenes substituted at the narrow rim by phosphoryl and amide groups

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    Yaftian, M.R.; Burgard, M.; Wieser, C.; Dieleman, C.B.; Matt, D.

    1998-08-01

    The extractive properties of the cone and partial-cone isomers of 5,11,17,23-tetra-tert-butyl-25,27-bis(diethylcarbamoylmethoxy)-26,28-bis(diphenylphosphinoylmethoxy)calix[4]arene (cone-1 and partial-cone-1) in 1,2-dichloroethane towards rare-earth metal ions in nitrate media at 25 C were investigated. The analysis of the extraction equilibrium obtained from a mixture of four rare-earths (La, Eu, Er and Y) revealed that the extracted species have a 1:1 metal/ligand ratio for both ligands. The intra-group separation efficiencies of the ligands have been evaluated in a competitive extraction process of 11 rare-earth metal ions (La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Dy, Ho, Er, Yb and Y). Significantly higher extractive properties were found for cone-1 with respect to partial-cone-1, suggesting the crucial role of the phosphoryl groups in the complexation of the rare-earth ions.

  6. J-aggregation of a water-soluble tetracationic porphyrin in mixed LB films with a calix[8]arene carboxylic acid derivative.

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    Miguel, Gustavo de; Pérez-Morales, Marta; Martín-Romero, María T; Muñoz, Eulogia; Richardson, Tim H; Camacho, Luis

    2007-03-27

    The molecular organization of a mixed film, containing a water-soluble tetracationic porphyrin (TMPyP) and a p-tert-butyl calix[8]arene octacarboxylic acid derivative (C8A), at the air-water interface and on a solid support (LB film), has been investigated. Although the TMPyP aggregation was not detected at the air-water interface, TMPyP J-aggregates have been found in the LB films (Y-type). Unlike tetraanionic porphyrins, for example TSPP, the TMPyP J-aggregates are not induced by a zwitterion formation. The TMPyP J-aggregation is a result of a "double comb" configuration, where porphyrins from opposite layers are interwoven in a linear infinite J-aggregate. Our results confirm that TMPyP molecules tend to self-aggregate strongly, provided the electrostatic repulsions of their peripheral groups are cancelled by the anionic groups of the C8A matrix. PMID:17315895

  7. Calix[4]arene-bis(t-octylbenzo-18-crown-6) as an extraordinarily effective macrocyclic receptor for the univalent thallium cation

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    Makrlik, Emanuel; Toman, Petr; Vanura, Petr; Moyer, Bruce A

    2013-01-01

    From extraction experiments and -activity measurements, the exchange extraction constant corresponding to the equilibrium Tl+ (aq) + 1 Cs+ (org) 1 Tl+ (org) + Cs+ (aq) taking place in the two-phase water phenyltrifluoromethyl sulfone (abbrev. FS 13) system (1 = calix[4]arene-bis(t-octylbenzo-18-crown-6); aq = aqueous phase, org = FS 13 phase) was evaluated as log Kex (Tl+, 1 Cs+) = 1.7 0.1. Further, the extraordinarily high stability constant of the 1 Tl+ complex in FS 13 saturated with water was calculated for a temperature of 25 C: log org(1 Tl+) = 13.1 0.2. Finally, by using quantum mechanical DFT calculations, the most probable structure of the cationic complex species 1 Tl+ was derived. In the resulting 1 Tl+ complex, the central cation Tl+ is bound by eight bond interactions to six oxygen atoms from the respective 18-crown-6 moiety and to two carbons of the corresponding two benzene rings of the parent receptor 1 via cation interaction.

  8. Simultaneous Enrichment of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Cu(2+) in Water Using Tetraazacalix[2]arene[2]triazine as a Solid-Phase Extraction Selector.

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    Zhao, Wenjie; Yang, Liu; He, Lijun; Zhang, Shusheng

    2016-08-10

    On the basis of the definite retention mechanism proven by the stationary phase for high-performance liquid chromatography, tetraazacalix[2]arene[2]triazine featuring multiple recognition sites was assessed as a solid-phase extraction (SPE) selector. The applicability of its silica support was used for the extraction of trace amounts of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Cu(2+) in aqueous samples, followed by high-performance liquid chromatography fluorometric and graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometric determination. On the basis of the π-π interaction with PAHs and the chelating interaction with Cu(2+), the simultaneous extraction of PAHs and Cu(2+) and stepwise elution through tuning the eluent were successfully achieved, respectively. The SPE conditions affecting the extraction efficiency were optimized, including type and concentration of organic modifier, sample solution pH, flow rate, and volume. As a result of the special adsorption and desorption mechanism, high extraction efficiency was achieved with relative recoveries of 94.3-102.4% and relative standard deviations of less than 10.5%. The limits of detection were obtained with 0.4-3.1 ng L(-1) for PAHs and 15 ng L(-1) for Cu(2+), respectively. The method was applied to the analyses of PAHs and Cu(2+) in Xiliu Lake water samples collected in Zhengzhou, China. PMID:27434330

  9. Lateral assembly of oxidized graphene flakes into large-scale transparent conductive thin films with a three-dimensional surfactant 4-sulfocalix[4]arene

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    Sundramoorthy, Ashok K.; Wang, Yilei; Wang, Jing; Che, Jianfei; Thong, Ya Xuan; Lu, Albert Chee W.; Chan-Park, Mary B.

    2015-01-01

    Graphene is a promising candidate material for transparent conductive films because of its excellent conductivity and one-carbon-atom thickness. Graphene oxide flakes prepared by Hummers method are typically several microns in size and must be pieced together in order to create macroscopic films. We report a macro-scale thin film fabrication method which employs a three-dimensional (3-D) surfactant, 4-sulfocalix[4]arene (SCX), as a lateral aggregating agent. After electrochemical exfoliation, the partially oxidized graphene (oGr) flakes are dispersed with SCX. The SCX forms micelles, which adsorb on the oGr flakes to enhance their dispersion, also promote aggregation into large-scale thin films under vacuum filtration. A thin oGr/SCX film can be shaved off from the aggregated oGr/SCX cake by immersing the cake in water. The oGr/SCX thin-film floating on the water can be subsequently lifted from the water surface with a substrate. The reduced oGr (red-oGr) films can be as thin as 10−20 nm with a transparency of >90% and sheet resistance of 890 ± 47 kΩ/sq. This method of electrochemical exfoliation followed by SCX-assisted suspension and hydrazine reduction, avoids using large amounts of strong acid (unlike Hummers method), is relatively simple and can easily form a large scale conductive and transparent film from oGr/SCX suspension. PMID:26040436

  10. Calix[8]arene functionalized single-walled carbon nanohorns for dual-signalling electrochemical sensing of aconitine based on competitive host-guest recognition.

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    Yang, Long; Ran, Xin; Cai, Le; Li, Yucong; Zhao, Hui; Li, Can-Peng

    2016-09-15

    A dual-signalling electrochemical approach has been developed towards aconitine based on competitive host-guest interaction by selecting methylene blue (MB) and p-sulfonated calix[8]arene functionalized single-walled carbon nanohorns (SCX8-SWCNHs) as the "reporter pair". Upon the presence of aconitine to the performed SCX8-SWCNHs·MB complex, the MB molecules are displaced by aconitine. This results in a decreased oxidation peak current of MB and the appearance of an oxidation peak of aconitine, and the changes of these signals correlate linearly with the concentration of aconitine. A linear response range of 1.00-10.00μM for aconitine with a low detection limit of 0.18μM (S/N=3) was obtained by using the proposed method. This method could be successfully utilized to detect aconitine in serum samples. This dual-signalling sensor can provide more sensitive target recognition and will have important applications in the sensitive and selective electrochemical detection of aconitine. PMID:27135940

  11. Lateral assembly of oxidized graphene flakes into large-scale transparent conductive thin films with a three-dimensional surfactant 4-sulfocalix[4]arene.

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    Sundramoorthy, Ashok K; Wang, Yilei; Wang, Jing; Che, Jianfei; Thong, Ya Xuan; Lu, Albert Chee W; Chan-Park, Mary B

    2015-01-01

    Graphene is a promising candidate material for transparent conductive films because of its excellent conductivity and one-carbon-atom thickness. Graphene oxide flakes prepared by Hummers method are typically several microns in size and must be pieced together in order to create macroscopic films. We report a macro-scale thin film fabrication method which employs a three-dimensional (3-D) surfactant, 4-sulfocalix[4]arene (SCX), as a lateral aggregating agent. After electrochemical exfoliation, the partially oxidized graphene (oGr) flakes are dispersed with SCX. The SCX forms micelles, which adsorb on the oGr flakes to enhance their dispersion, also promote aggregation into large-scale thin films under vacuum filtration. A thin oGr/SCX film can be shaved off from the aggregated oGr/SCX cake by immersing the cake in water. The oGr/SCX thin-film floating on the water can be subsequently lifted from the water surface with a substrate. The reduced oGr (red-oGr) films can be as thin as 10-20 nm with a transparency of >90% and sheet resistance of 890 ± 47 kΩ/sq. This method of electrochemical exfoliation followed by SCX-assisted suspension and hydrazine reduction, avoids using large amounts of strong acid (unlike Hummers method), is relatively simple and can easily form a large scale conductive and transparent film from oGr/SCX suspension. PMID:26040436

  12. Spectrofluorimetric study on the inclusion interaction between vitamin K 3 with p-( p-sulfonated benzeneazo)calix[6]arene and determination of VK 3

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    Zhou, Yunyou; Xu, Hongwei; Wu, Lian; Liu, Chun; Lu, Qin; Wang, Lun

    2008-11-01

    The characteristics of host-guest complexation between p-( p-sulfonated benzeneazo) calix[6]arene (SBC6A) and vitamin K 3 (VK 3) were investigated by fluorescence spectrometry. A 1:1 stoichiometry for the complexation was established and was verified by Job's plot. An association constant of 4.95 × 10 3 L mol -1 at 20 °C was calculated by applying a deduced equation. The interaction mechanism of the inclusion complex was discussed. It was found that the fluorescence of SBC6A could be remarkably quenched by an appropriate amount of VK 3 especially when non-ionic surfactant Triton X-100 existed. According to the obtained results, a novel sensitive spectrofluorimetric method for the determination of VK 3 based on supramolecular complex was developed with a linear range of 5.0 × 10 -7-3.0 × 10 -5 mol L -1 and a detection limit of 2.0 × 10 -7 mol L -1. The proposed method was used to determine VK 3 in commercial preparations with satisfactory results.

  13. An experimental and theoretical study of the aggregate structure of calix[6]arenes in Langmuir films at the water/air interface.

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    de Lara, Lucas S; Wrobel, Ellen C; Lazzarotto, Márcio; de Lázaro, Sérgio R; Camilo, Alexandre; Wohnrath, Karen

    2016-08-17

    In this paper, the aggregate formation of para-tert-butylcalix[6]arene molecules (Calix6) in dimeric structures was investigated at the water/air interface using experimental and theoretical studies. A specific orientation for such Calix6 molecules was observed with an average area of 133 Å(2), which corresponds to a flat-on orientation with the OH groups parallel to the interface. By varying the pressure on the Calix6 monolayer, the molecules tend to organize at the water/air interface and subsequently, at higher pressures, aggregates were formed atop the monolayer as cluster structures. Morphological characterization by the Brewster Angle Microscopy technique showed the formation of larger domains at lower pressures. Based on such experimental evidence, molecular dynamics (MD) simulations were performed to investigate possible dimeric structures for aggregated Calix6 molecules, which are localized at the water/air interface, where one molecule remains in the water phase and the other remains in the air phase. By increasing surface pressure, experimental and theoretical results corroborate the intermolecular interactions among Calix6 molecules. These results are relevant because a dimeric structure has a molecular cavity, which is a candidate for host-guest chemistry, an ion receptor or a drug-delivery system. PMID:27485988

  14. Novel N-coordinate half-sandwich ruthenium(II) arene complexes bearing sulfonamide fragments: Catalytic activities in the TH of acetophenone derivatives

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    Kayaci, Nilgün; Dayan, Serkan; Kalaycioglu Ozpozan, Nilgun

    2015-11-01

    The novel cationic N-coordinate ruthenium(II)/arene complexes (6-10) were prepared from the starting complex [RuCl2(p-cymene)]2 dimer. The structures of the [(p-cymene)RuLCl]Cl (L = N-arenesulfonyl-4,5-dimethyl-o-phenylenediamines) complexes were elucidated by FT-IR, 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, ionic conductivity techniques, and elemental analysis methods. The 6-10 complexes were applied as catalyst in the transfer hydrogenation (TH) of ketones. The catalytic tests showed that all the complexes are moderate catalysis precursors. Especially, {[N-benzenesulfonyl-4,5-dimethyl-o-phenylenediamine]-(p-cymene)-di-chloro-ruthenium(II)} (8) and {[N-4-chlorobenzenesulfonyl-4,5-dimethyl-o-phenylenediamine]-(p-cymene)-di-chloro-ruthenium(II)} (9) compounds were found to be a good catalysts in comparison to the others giving the corresponding alcohols in a good turnover frequency value of 1534 and 1731 h-1, respectively.

  15. Discovery and investigation of anticancer ruthenium-arene Schiff-base complexes via water-promoted combinatorial three-component assembly.

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    Chow, Mun Juinn; Licona, Cynthia; Yuan Qiang Wong, Daniel; Pastorin, Giorgia; Gaiddon, Christian; Ang, Wee Han

    2014-07-24

    The structural diversity of metal scaffolds makes them a viable alternative to traditional organic scaffolds for drug design. Combinatorial chemistry and multicomponent reactions, coupled with high-throughput screening, are useful techniques in drug discovery, but they are rarely used in metal-based drug design. We report the optimization and validation of a new combinatorial, metal-based, three-component assembly reaction for the synthesis of a library of 442 Ru-arene Schiff-base (RAS) complexes. These RAS complexes were synthesized in a one-pot, on-a-plate format using commercially available starting materials under aqueous conditions. The library was screened for their anticancer activity, and several cytotoxic lead compounds were identified. In particular, [(η6-1,3,5-triisopropylbenzene)RuCl(4-methoxy-N-(2-quinolinylmethylene)aniline)]Cl (4) displayed low micromolar IC50 values in ovarian cancers (A2780, A2780cisR), breast cancer (MCF7), and colorectal cancer (HCT116, SW480). The absence of p53 activation or changes in IC50 value between p53+/+ and p53-/- cells suggests that 4 and possibly the other lead compounds may act independently of the p53 tumor suppressor gene frequently mutated in cancer. PMID:25023617

  16. Ruthenium− and Osmium−Arene Complexes of 2-Substituted Indolo[3,2-c]quinolines: Synthesis, Structure, Spectroscopic Properties, and Antiproliferative Activity

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    2010-01-01

    The synthesis of new modified indolo[3,2-c]quinoline ligands L1−L8 with metal-binding sites is reported. By coordination to ruthenium− and osmium−arene moieties 16 complexes of the type [(η6-p-cymene)M(L)Cl]Cl (1a,b−8a,b), where M is RuII or OsII and L is L1−L8, have been prepared. All compounds were comprehensively characterized by elemental analysis, electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, IR, UV−vis, and NMR spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction (2a, 4a, 4b, 5a, 7a, and 7b). The complexes were tested for antiproliferative activity in vitro in three human cancer cell lines, namely, CH1 (ovarian carcinoma), SW480 (colon adenocarcinoma), and A549 (non-small-cell lung cancer), yielding IC50 values in the submicromolar or low micromolar range. PMID:21253447

  17. UV-Vis, fluorescence and NMR spectroscopic investigations on inclusion properties of a designed tetrahomocalix[8]arene with fullerenes C 60 and C 70 in solution

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    Halder, Amal; Bhatt, Suchitra; Nayak, Sandip K.; Chattopadhyay, Subrata; Bhattacharya, Sumanta

    2011-12-01

    The present article reports the spectroscopic investigations on non-covalent interaction of fullerenes C 60 and C 70 with a macrocyclic receptor molecule, namely, 1,3,5,7-tetrahomo- p- tert-butylcalix[8]arene ( 1) in toluene. Jobs method of continuous variation reveals 1:1 stoichiometry for the fullerene complexes of 1. The most fascinating feature of the present study is that 1 binds selectively C 60 compared to C 70 as obtained from binding constant ( K) data of C 60- 1 ( KC60- 1) and C 70- 1 ( KC70- 1) complexes which are enumerated to be 265,000 dm 3 mol -1 and 63,430 dm 3 mol -1, respectively, and selectivity in binding ( KC60- 1/K C70- 1) is estimated to be 4.18 as obtained from UV-Vis study. Steady state fluorescence studies reveal quenching of fluorescence of 1 in presence of fullerenes and the K value of the C 60- 1 and C 70- 1 complexes are estimated to be 80,760 and 68,780 dm 3 mol -1, respectively, with selectivity in binding (K C60- 1/K C70- 1) ˜1.18. 1H NMR analysis provides very good support in favor of strong binding between C 60 and 1. The high value of K value for C 60- 1 complex indicates that 1 forms an inclusion complex with C 60.

  18. A Bifunctional Thioether Linked Coumarin Appended Calix[4]arene Acquires Selectivity Toward Cu(2+) Sensing on Going from Solution to SAM on Gold.

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    Samanta, Kushal; Rao, Chebrolu Pulla

    2016-02-10

    A bifunctional calix[4]arene molecule bearing coumarin moiety on the lower rim and thioether moiety on the upper rim (L1), has been synthesized and well characterized by (1)H, (13)C NMR and mass spectrometry. Suitably functionalized coumarin moieties are well suited for selective recognition of various cations and anions. Among the 10 different metal ions studied, only Cu(2+) and Fe(3+) exhibit appreciable changes in the absorption spectra owing to the availability of functional moieties present at both the lower as well as the upper rim of free L1 in acetonitrile solution. To bring better selectivity, we blocked one of these functional moieties by coating on to a surface so that only the other one is exposed to the environment for sensing. Such a study carried out in the present case using the self-assembled monolayer (SAM) of L1 on Au(111) resulted in selective sensing of Cu(2+) over several other metal ions as studied by surface plasmon resonance (SPR). The SAM of L1 on Au(111) was confirmed by different techniques, such as grazing incidence FT-IR, contact angle measurement, cyclic voltammetry and scanning tunneling microscopy. Thus, L1 is proven to be a suitable sensor for Cu(2+) when attached to gold surface. PMID:26771103

  19. A non enzymatic glucose biosensor based on an ultrasensitive calix[4]arene functionalized boronic acid gold nanoprobe for sensing in human blood serum.

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    Pandya, Alok; Sutariya, Pinkesh G; Menon, Shobhana K

    2013-04-21

    We developed a new, advanced, simple and non enzymatic approach for the colorimetric detection of glucose based on calix[4]arene/phenyl boronic acid (CX-PBA)functionalized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). This molecular receptor proficiently and selectively recognizes glucose due to its ability to reversibly bind diol-containing compounds. The assembly was characterized by transmission electron micrograph (TEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS), UV-Vis, FT-IR, ESI-MS and (1)H NMR spectrometry, which demonstrates the binding affinity for glucose via a boronic acid-diol interaction. The linear range for glucose was found to be 5-100 nM with phosphate buffer pH 10, with a lower detection limit of 4.3 nM. Interference by other saccharides was negligible. The biosensor has been successfully applied to estimate the glucose in human blood serum samples and the results compared well to an automatic analyzer. With the advantages of high sensitivity, selectivity and low sample volume, this method is potentially suitable for the on-site monitoring of glucose. PMID:23476922

  20. Positioning a Carbon-Fluorine Bond over the π Cloud of an Aromatic Ring: A Different Type of Arene Activation.

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    Holl, Maxwell Gargiulo; Struble, Mark D; Singal, Prakhar; Siegler, Maxime A; Lectka, Thomas

    2016-07-11

    It is known that the fluoro group has only a small effect on the rates of electrophilic aromatic substitutions. Imagine instead a carbon-fluorine (C-F) bond positioned tightly over the π cloud of an aryl ring-such an orthogonal, noncovalent arrangement could instead stabilize a positively charged arene intermediate or transition state, giving rise to novel electrophilic aromatic substitution chemistry. Herein, we report the synthesis and study of molecule 1, containing a rigid C-F⋅⋅⋅Ar interaction that plays a prominent role in both its reaction chemistry and spectroscopy. For example, we established that the C-F⋅⋅⋅Ar interaction can bring about a >1500 fold increase in the relative rate of an aromatic nitration reaction, affording functionalization on the activated ring exclusively. Overall, these results establish fluoro as a through-space directing/activating group that complements the traditional role of fluorine as a slightly deactivating aryl substituent in nitrations. PMID:27145463

  1. Reactions of N,3-diarylpropiolamides with arenes under superelectrophilic activation: synthesis of 4,4-diaryl-3,4-dihydroquinolin-2(1H)-ones and their derivatives

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    Gurskaya, Larisa Yu; Belyanskaya, Diana S; Ryabukhin, Dmitry S; Nilov, Denis I; Boyarskaya, Irina A

    2016-01-01

    Summary The reaction of 3-aryl-N-(aryl)propiolamides with arenes in TfOH at room temperature for 0.5 h led to 4,4-diaryl-3,4-dihydroquinolin-2-(1H)-ones in yields of 44–98%. The obtained dihydroquinolinones were further transformed into the corresponding N-acyl or N-formyl derivatives. For the latter, the superelectrophilic activation of the N-formyl group by TfOH in the reaction with benzene resulted in the formation of N-(diphenylmethyl)-substituted dihydroquinolinones. PMID:27340485

  2. Chelation-assisted Pd-catalysed ortho-selective oxidative C-H/C-H cross-coupling of aromatic carboxylic acids with arenes and intramolecular Friedel-Crafts acylation: one-pot formation of fluorenones.

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    Sun, Denan; Li, Bijin; Lan, Jingbo; Huang, Quan; You, Jingsong

    2016-03-01

    Pd-Catalysed ortho-selective oxidative C-H/C-H cross-coupling of aromatic carboxylic acids with arenes and subsequent intramolecular Friedel-Crafts acylation has been accomplished for the first time through a chelation-assisted C-H activation strategy. Starting from the readily available substrates, a variety of fluorenone derivatives are obtained in one pot. The direct use of naturally occurring carboxylic acid functionalities as directing groups avoids unnecessary steps for installation and removal of an extra directing group. PMID:26861768

  3. Electrophilic arene hydroxylation and phenol O-H oxidations performed by an unsymmetric μ-η(1):η(1)-O2-peroxo dicopper(II) complex.

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    Garcia-Bosch, Isaac; Ribas, Xavi; Costas, Miquel

    2012-02-13

    Reactions of the unsymmetric dicopper(II) peroxide complex [Cu(II)(2)(μ-η(1):η(1)-O(2))(m-XYL(N3N4))](2+) (1 O(2), where m-XYL is a heptadentate N-based ligand), with phenolates and phenols are described. Complex 1 O(2) reacts with p-X-PhONa (X = MeO, Cl, H, or Me) at -90 °C performing tyrosinase-like ortho-hydroxylation of the aromatic ring to afford the corresponding catechol products. Mechanistic studies demonstrate that reactions occur through initial reversible formation of metastable association complexes [Cu(II)(2)(μ-η(1):η(1)-O(2))(p-X-PhO)(m-XYL(N3N4))](+) (1 O(2)⋅X-PhO) that then undergo ortho-hydroxylation of the aromatic ring by the peroxide moiety. Complex 1 O(2) also reacts with 4-X-substituted phenols p-X-PhOH (X = MeO, Me, F, H, or Cl) and with 2,4-di-tert-butylphenol at -90 °C causing rapid decay of 1 O(2) and affording biphenol coupling products, which is indicative that reactions occur through formation of phenoxyl radicals that then undergo radical C-C coupling. Spectroscopic UV/Vis monitoring and kinetic analysis show that reactions take place through reversible formation of ground-state association complexes [Cu(II)(2)(μ-η(1):η(1)-O(2))(X-PhOH)(m-XYL(N3N4))](2+) (1 O(2)⋅X-PhOH) that then evolve through an irreversible rate-determining step. Mechanistic studies indicate that 1 O(2) reacts with phenols through initial phenol binding to the Cu(2)O(2) core, followed by a proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET) at the rate-determining step. Results disclosed in this work provide experimental evidence that the unsymmetric 1 O(2) complex can mediate electrophilic arene hydroxylation and PCET reactions commonly associated with electrophilic Cu(2)O(2) cores, and strongly suggest that the ability to form substrate⋅Cu(2)O(2) association complexes may provide paths to overcome the inherent reactivity of the O(2)-binding mode. This work provides experimental evidence that the presence of a H(+) completely determines the

  4. Differential Recognition of Anions with Selectivity towards F(-) by a Calix[6]arene-Thiourea Conjugate Investigated by Spectroscopy, Microscopy, and Computational Modeling by DFT.

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    Nehra, Anita; Bandaru, Sateesh; Yarramala, Deepthi S; Rao, Chebrolu Pulla

    2016-06-20

    Anion recognition studies were performed with triazole-appended thiourea conjugates of calix[6]arene (i.e., compound (6) L) by absorption and (1) H NMR spectroscopy by using nineteen different anions. The composition of the species of recognition was derived from ESI mass spectrometry. The absorption spectra of compound (6) L showed a new band at λ=455 nm in the presence of F(-) due to a charge transfer from the anion to the thiourea moiety and the absorbance increases almost linearly in the concentration range 5 to 200 μm. This is associated with a strong visual color change of the solution. Other anions, such as H2 PO4 (-) and HSO4 (-) , exhibit a redshift of the λ=345 nm band and the spectral changes are associated with the formation of an isosbestic point at λ=343 nm. (1) H NMR studies further confirm the binding of F(-) efficiently to the thiourea group among the halides by shifting the thiourea proton signals downfield followed by their disappearance after the addition of more than one equivalent of F(-) . The other anions also showed interactions with compound (6) L, however, their binding strength follows the order F(-) >CO3 (2-) >H2 PO4 (-) ≈CH3 COO(-) >HSO4 (-) . The NMR spectral changes clearly revealed the anion-binding region of the arms in case of all these anions. The anion binding to compound (6) L indeed stabilizes a flattened-cone conformation as deduced based on the calix-aromatic proton signals and was further confirmed by VT (1) H NMR experiments. The stabilization of the flattened-cone conformation was further augmented by the interaction of the butyl moiety of the nBu4 N(+) counterion. The structural features of the anion-bound species were demonstrated by DFT computations and the resultant structures carried the features that were predicted based on the (1) H NMR spectroscopic measurements. In addition, SEM images showed a marigold flower-type morphology for compound (6) L and this has been transformed into a chain

  5. Upper Rim Bifunctional cone-Calix[4]arenes Based on a Ligated Metal Ion and a Guanidinium Unit as DNAase and RNAase Mimics.

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    Salvio, Riccardo; Volpi, Stefano; Cacciapaglia, Roberta; Sansone, Francesco; Mandolini, Luigi; Casnati, Alessandro

    2016-06-01

    The catalytic activity of an artificial phosphodiesterase that combines a ligated metal ion (Cu(II), Zn(II)) with a guanidinium unit connected by a 1,2-vicinal calix[4]arene spacer was investigated in the transesterification of RNA models HPNP and four diribonucleoside 3',5'-monophosphates. Comparison with previous data related to the 1,3-distal regioisomeric metal complexes confirms the superiority of the Cu(II) complexes over the Zn(II) analogs and shows that in the reactions of HPNP, GpU, and UpU, the catalytic efficiency depends very little on whether the substitution pattern is 1,2-vicinal or 1,3-distal. On the other hand, CpA turned out to be a good substrate for the Cu(II) complex of the 1,2-vicinal catalyst and a bad substrate for the corresponding 1,3-distal regioisomer, whereas the opposite holds for GpA. Extension of the investigation to the cleavage of the DNA model BNPP showed that both Zn(II) and Cu(II) complexes exhibit good catalytic efficiency, with a superiority of the 1,2-vicinal catalyst in both cases. The data reported in this work show that rate accelerations over background for the best catalyst-substrate combinations at 0.5 mM catalyst concentration are 3.6 × 10(5)-fold for HPNP, 1.1 × 10(6)-fold for BNPP, and range from 1.3 × 10(6)- to 1.3 × 10(7)-fold for diribonucleoside monophosphates. PMID:27135962

  6. Interactions of the "piano-stool" [ruthenium(II) (eta6-arene)(en)CL]+ complexes with water and nucleobases; ab initio and DFT study.

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    Futera, Zdenek; Klenko, Julia; Sponer, Judit E; Sponer, Jirí; Burda, Jaroslav V

    2009-09-01

    Piano stool ruthenium complexes of the composition [Ru(II)(eta6-arene)(en)Cl](+/2+) (en = ethylenediamine) represent an emerging class of cisplatin-analogue anticancer drug candidates. In this study, we use computational quantum chemistry to characterize the structure, stability and reactivity of these compounds. All these structures were optimized at DFT(B3LYP)/6-31G(d) level and their single point properties were determined by the MP2/6-31++G(2df,2pd) method. Thermodynamic parameters and rate constants were determined for the aquation process, as a replacement of the initial chloro ligand by water and subsequent exchange reaction of aqua ligand by nucleobases. The computations were carried out at several levels of DFT and ab initio theories (B3LYP, MP2 and CCSD) utilizing a range of bases sets (from 6-31G(d) to aug-cc-pVQZ). Excellent agreement with experimental results for aquation process was obtained at the CCSD level and reasonable match was achieved also with the B3LYP/6-31++G(2df,2pd) method. This level was used also for nucleobase-water exchange reaction where a smaller rate constant for guanine exchange was found in comparison with adenine. Although adenine follows a simple replacement mechanism, guanine complex passes by a two-step mechanism. At first, Ru-O6(G) adduct is formed, which is transformed through a chelate TS2 to the Ru-N7(G) final complex. In case of guanine, the exchange reaction is more favorable thermodynamically (releasing in total by about 8 kcal/mol) but according to our results, the rate constant for guanine substitution is slightly smaller than the analogous constant in adenine case when reaction course from local minimum is considered. PMID:19090568

  7. Dynamics and free energies of CH4 and CO2 in the molecular solid of the p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene

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    Daschbach, John L.; Thallapally, Praveen K.; McGrail, B. Peter; Dang, Liem X.

    2008-03-03

    The dynamics of the guest molecules CO2 and CH4 in p-tert-butylalix[4]arene (TBC4) motion was studied from 100 K to 400 K using the velocity autocorrelation approach. The rattling motion of the CH4 guest molecules exhibit an increase in the Einstein frequency with increasing temperature as has been observed experimentally and in simulations for some rare gas clathrate systems. The CH4 molecule shows an increase from 75 cm-1 at 100 K to 91 cm-1 at 400 K. The CO2 rattling motion exhibits a single peak and less temperature dependence going from 76 cm-1 at 100 K to 72 cm-1 at 400 K. The rotational spectra for CO2 exhibit two peaks at 100 K with the higher frequency peak shifting to lower frequency with increasing temperature. The computed rotational Einstein frequencies go from 86 cm-1 at 100 K to 71 cm-1 at 400 K. The temperature dependent Gibbs absorption free energies of the guest molecules CO2 and CH4 in TBC4 have also been studied at 1 bar using thermodynamic integration from 10 K to 400 K. As expected, the simulated absorption free energy for CO2 is greater at all temperatures than for CH4. At 10 K, the simulated values of -11.4 kcal/mol and -8.4 kcal/mol for CO2 and CH4, respectively, while at 300 K the values are -5.4 kcal/mol and -4.4 kcal/mol. This work was performed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and was supported by the Division of Chemical Sciences, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). PNNL is operated by Battelle for the DOE.

  8. Electronic structure, molecular electrostatic potential and spectral characteristics of pillar[6]arene hosts and their complexes with n-octyltriethylammonium ions.

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    Peerannawar, Swarada R; Gejji, Shridhar P

    2012-06-28

    Electronic structure, charge distribution and (1)H NMR in pillar[6]arene (P6) conformers, their diisobutoxy derivatives and their host-guest complexes have been investigated by employing the density functional theory. It has been shown that a P6 conformer obtained by flipping of alternate hydroquinone units turns out to be of lowest energy, owing to the hydrogen bonded network at both rims of the host. As opposed to this, a conformer void of hydrogen bonding interactions has largely been destabilized. The O-HO interactions are analyzed using molecular electrostatic potential topography as a tool. Modification of a P6 host by substituting a diisobutoxy group at reactive phenols (DIBP6) renders rigid pillar-shape architecture to the host in which electron-rich regions are localized within the cavity and near portals. Complexation of n-octyltriethylammonium ions (n-OTEA) with P6 and DIBP6 reveals qualitatively different binding patterns. It has been shown that the conformer in which n-OTEA penetrates from the lower rim of the host and partially encapsulates within the P6 cavity turns out to be 1.4 kJ mol(-1) lower in energy than the complex showing complete guest encapsulation. Host-guest binding patterns, viz. encapsulation or portal interactions, can be distinguished from (1)H NMR chemical shifts. The shielding of ethyl and n-octyl chain protons in an n-OTEA⊂DIBP6 complex points to encapsulation of the guest which has been rationalized from natural bond orbital analyses. These inferences are in consonance with (1)H NMR experiments. PMID:22596047

  9. Electrochemical properties of the solvent SbCl/sub 3/-AlCl/sub 3/-N-(1-Butyl)Pyridinium chloride and electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical studies of arene solutes

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    Chapman, D.M.; Smith, G.P.; Soerlie, M.; Petrovic, C.; Mamantov, G.

    1984-07-01

    Physical and electrochemical properties are reported for SbCl/sub 3/-AlCl/sub 3/-N-(1-butyl)pyridinium chloride (BPCl) mixtures that are liquid at ambient temperatures; and studies of the electrogeneration and open-circuit decay of some arene radical cations, both in this medium and in SbCl/sub 3/-KCl at elevated temperatures, are described. Specific conductivities, densities, and viscosities of various compositions of SbCl/sub 3/-AlCl/sub 3/-BPCl were measured over the temperature range 24-100/sup 0/C. For a potentiometric titration between the compositions 60:18:22 and 60:22:18 with SbCl/sub 3/ fixed at 60 mole %, the potential of the Sb(III)/Sb(O) couple increased about 0.43V at 27/sup 0/C. The persistence of a series of different arene radical cations in SbCl/sub 3/-BP(AlCl)/sub 4/ is compared with their persistance in molten SbCl/sub 3/-KCl.

  10. Optical and electrochemical properties of heteroditopic ion receptors derived from crown ether-based calix[4]arene with amido-anthraquinone pendants.

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    Chailap, Benjamat; Tuntulani, Thawatchai

    2012-05-14

    Two heteroditopic receptors based on a calix[4]arene crown ether containing amidoanthraquinone pendants in cone and 1,3-alternate conformations (1 and 2, respectively) were synthesized. Photophysical properties of 1 and 2 were studied by UV-vis and fluorescence spectrophotometry in dried CH(3)CN. Both 1 and 2 showed the highest sensitivity towards F(-) through the appearance of a new charge transfer band at 500 nm and the enhancement of the emission spectra at λ(em) = 542 nm and 528 nm respectively. Interestingly, in the presence of K(+), the fluorescence intensity of 1 at 542 nm increased around 2 fold compared to that in the absence of K(+) upon addition of F(-), while this phenomenon was not observed in the case of receptor 2. Cyclic voltammograms of receptors 1 and 2 showed two consecutive one-electron reversible waves in 40% v/v CH(3)CN in CH(2)Cl(2), corresponding to two single-electron reductions to give mono- and dianions species at E(1/2)I = -1.21 V and E(1/2)II = -1.66 V as well as E(1/2)I = -1.25 V and E(1/2)II = -1.71 V, respectively. H(2)PO(4)(-) gave remarkable potential shifts (ca. 200 mV) of the second reduction waves (E(1/2)II) of both free 1 and 2. In the presence of K(+), only receptor 1 gave remarkable potential shifts in its redox wave II upon adding F(-) and AcO(-). Therefore, receptors 1 and 2 exhibited dual sensing modes by fluorescence spectrophotometry and cyclic voltammetry. The topology of ligands also played an important role in cooperative binding properties of heteroditopic receptor 1 possessing a closer distance between a cation and an anion binding. On the other hand, the two ion binding sites of receptor 2 were separated by a longer distance and did not support the cooperative binding. This resulted in the abstraction of K(+) from receptor 2 upon addition of anions. PMID:22469902

  11. Pd(II)-promoted direct cross-coupling reaction of arenes via highly regioselective aromatic C-H activation: a theoretical study.

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    Ishikawa, Atsushi; Nakao, Yoshihide; Sato, Hirofumi; Sakaki, Shigeyoshi

    2010-04-01

    The direct cross-coupling reaction of arenes promoted by Pd(OAc)(2) is synthetically very useful because the preparation of a haloarene as a substrate is not necessary. This reaction interestingly only occurs in the presence of benzoquinone (BQ). DFT, MP2 to MP4(SDQ), and CCSD(T) computations elucidated the whole mechanism of this cross-coupling reaction and the key roles of BQ. The first step is the heterolytic C-H activation of benzo[h]quinoline (HBzq) by Pd(OAc)(2) to afford Pd(Bzq)(OAc). The Pd center is more electron-rich in Pd(Bzq)(OAc) than in Pd(OAc)(2). Hence, BQ easily coordinates to Pd(Bzq)(OAc) with a low activation barrier to afford a distorted square planar complex Pd(Bzq)(OAc)(BQ) which is as stable as Pd(Bzq)(OAc). Then, the second C-H activation of benzene occurs with a moderate activation barrier and small endothermicity. The final step is the reductive elimination which occurs with little barrier. The rate-determining step of the overall reaction is the second C-H activation whose activation barrier is considerably higher than that of the first C-H activation. BQ plays a key role in accelerating this reaction; (i) the phenyl group must change its position a lot to reach the transition state in the reductive elimination from the square planar intermediate Pd(Ph)(Bzq)(OAc) but only moderately in the reaction from the trigonal bipyramidal intermediate Pd(Ph)(Bzq)(OAc)(BQ). This is because BQ suppresses the phenyl group to take a position at a distance from the Bzq. (ii) BQ stabilizes the transition state and the product complex by the back-donation interaction. In the absence of BQ, the reductive elimination step has a much higher activation barrier. Though it was expected that the BQ coordination accelerates the second C-H activation of benzene by decreasing the electron density of Pd in Pd(Bzq)(OAc), the activation barrier of this second C-H activation is little influenced by BQ. PMID:20449458

  12. Physicochemical properties and theoretical modeling of actinide complexes with a para-tert-Butylcalix[6]arene bearing phosphinoyl pendants. Extraction capability of the calixarene toward f elements.

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    Ramírez, Flor de María; Varbanov, Sabi; Padilla, Juan; Bünzli, Jean-Claude G

    2008-09-01

    The coordination ability of the hexaphosphinoylated p-tert-butylcalix[6]arene B6bL6 toward actinides is established, as well as its good separation ability of the actinide ions UO2 2+ and Th(IV) over trivalent rare earths such as La(III), Eu(III), and Y(III). Spectrophotometric titration of uranyl with B6bL6 in CH 3CN yields log beta 11 = 7.1 and log beta 12 = 12.5 for the 1:1 and 1:2 (UO2 2+/B 6bL6) species, respectively. Actinide complexes with 1:1 and 1:2 (M/L) stoichiometries are isolated and characterized by elemental analysis, IR, and UV-vis. Compounds 1 and 3 fulfill their CN = 8 just with B 6bL (6), while compounds 2 and 4 require coordinated nitrates and/or water molecules. The luminescence spectra of the uranyl complexes and the parameters such as FWMH, vibronic spacing (upsilon sp), and the U-O bond length, as well as the luminescence lifetimes, permit the understanding of the coordination chemistry of these actinide calixarene complexes. Energy transfer from the B6bL6 ligand to the uranyl ion is demonstrated to be relevant in compound 1 with Q abs = 2.0%. The uranyl complex emission reveals a biexponential decay with tau s from 210 to 220 micros and tau L from 490 to 650 micros for compounds 1 and 3, respectively. The liquid-liquid extraction results demonstrate the good extraction capability of B 6bL (6) toward actinides but not for rare earths at room temperature. The extracted species keeps the 1(cation)/1(calixarene) ratio for the UO2 2+, Th 4+, and Eu 3+ ions. A good capacity of B6bL 6 toward Th4+ ions using aqueous phase 2 containing even up to 0.3 M thorium nitrate and an organic phase of 2.47 x 10 (-4) M B6bL6 in chloroform is found. The spectroscopic properties of the isolated uranyl complexes and the extraction studies reveal a uranophilic nature of B6bL6. The molecular modeling results are in good agreement with the experimental findings. PMID:18686994

  13. Arene-metal-carborane triple-decker sandwiches. Designed synthesis of homo- and heterobimetallic complexes of cobalt, iron, ruthenium, and osmium

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    Davis, J.H. Jr.; Sinn, E.; Grimes, R.N. )

    1989-06-21

    This paper describes the systematic preparation and characterization of new families of triple-decker sandwich complexes incorporating formal cyclo-Et{sub 2}C{sub 2}B{sub 3}H{sub 3}{sup 4{minus}} bridging ligands, including the first species of this class containing second- or third-row transition metals. Complexes of general formula (L)M(Et{sub 2}C{sub 2}B{sub 3}H{sub 3})M{prime}(L) (M = Ru, Os; M{prime} = Co, Ru; L = cymene (p-isopropyltoluene), Cp, or C{sub 5}Me{sub 5}) were obtained in stepwise fashion via (1) synthesis of closo-(L)M(Et{sub 2}C{sub 2}B{sub 4}H{sub 4}) metallacarboranes, (2) decapitation (apex BH removal) of these complexes to give nido-(L)M(Et{sub 2}C{sub 2}B{sub 3}H{sub 5}), (3) bridge deprotonation to form the corresponding mono- or dianion, and (4) reaction of the anion with an arene metal halide to generate the desired triple-decker compound. In addition, the cobalt-iron triple-decker CpCo(Et{sub 2}C{sub 2}B{sub 3}H{sub 3})FeCp was prepared via treatment of ({eta}{sup 6}-C{sub 8}H{sub 10})Fe(Et{sub 2}C{sub 2}B{sub 3}H{sub 4}){sup {minus}} with Na{sup +}Cp{sup {minus}} and CoCl{sub 2} followed by air oxidation. The reaction of (CO){sub 3}RuCl{sub 2} with (C{sub 5}me{sub 5})Co(Et{sub 2}C{sub 2}B{sub 3}H{sub 3}){sup 2{minus}} gave the pseudo-triple-decker complex (C{sub 5}Me{sub 5})Co(Et{sub 2}C{sub 2}B{sub 3}H{sub 3})Ru(CO){sub 3}. The triple-deckers, especially those containing osmium, are susceptible to chlorination by RuCl{sub 3}, OsCl{sub 3}, or dichloromethane, forming exclusively the 4-chloro derivatives. All of the characterized triple-decker complexes are air-stable crystalline solids (except for the osmium-ruthenium species, which are air sensitive) and have been structurally characterized from their {sup 11}B and {sup 1}H NMR, infrared, visible-UV, and unit- and high-resolution mass spectra.

  14. Interaction of a dinuclear fluorescent Cd(II) complex of calix[4]arene conjugate with phosphates and its applicability in cell imaging.

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    Sreenivasu Mummidivarapu, V V; Hinge, Vijaya Kumar; Rao, Chebrolu Pulla

    2015-01-21

    A triazole-linked hydroxyethylimino conjugate of calix[4]arene () and its cadmium complex have been synthesized and characterized, and their structures have been established. In the complex, both the Cd(2+) centers are bound by an N2O4 core, and one of it is a distorted octahedral, whereas the other is a trigonal anti-prism. The fluorescence intensity of the di-nuclear Cd(ii) complex is quenched only in the presence of phosphates and not with other anions studied owing to their binding affinities and the nature of the interaction of the phosphates with Cd(2+). These are evident even from their absorption spectra. Different phosphates exhibit changes in both their fluorescence as well as absorption spectra to varying extents, suggesting their differential interactions. Among the six phosphates, H2PO4(-) has higher fluorescence quenching even at low equivalents of this ion, whereas P2O7(4-) shows only 50% quenching even at 10 equivalents. The fluorescence quenching is considerable even at 20 ppb (0.2 μM) of H2PO4(-), whereas all other phosphates require a concentration of 50-580 ppb to exhibit the same effect on fluorescence spectra. Thus, the interaction of H2PO4(-) is more effective by ∼30 fold as compared to that of P2O7(4-). Fluorescence quenching by phosphate is due to the release of from its original cadmium complex via the formation of a ternary species followed by the capture of Cd(2+) by the phosphate, as delineated based on the combination of spectral techniques, such as absorption, emission, (1)H NMR and ESI MS. The relative interactive abilities of the six phosphates differ from each other. The removal of Cd(2+) is demonstrated to be reversible by the repeated addition of the phosphate followed by Cd(2+). The characteristics of the ternary species formed in each of these six phosphates have been computationally modeled using molecular mechanics. The computational study revealed that the coordination between cadmium and -CH2-CH2-OH breaks and new

  15. Effect of the piperazine unit and metal-binding site position on the solubility and anti-proliferative activity of ruthenium(II)- and osmium(II)- arene complexes of isomeric indolo[3,2-c]quinoline-piperazine hybrids.

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    Filak, Lukas K; Kalinowski, Danuta S; Bauer, Theresa J; Richardson, Des R; Arion, Vladimir B

    2014-07-01

    In this study, the indoloquinoline backbone and piperazine were combined to prepare indoloquinoline-piperazine hybrids and their ruthenium- and osmium-arene complexes in an effort to generate novel antitumor agents with improved aqueous solubility. In addition, the position of the metal-binding unit was varied, and the effect of these structural alterations on the aqueous solubility and antiproliferative activity of their ruthenium- and osmium-arene complexes was studied. The indoloquinoline-piperazine hybrids L(1-3) were prepared in situ and isolated as six ruthenium and osmium complexes [(η(6)-p-cymene)M(L(1-3))Cl]Cl, where L(1) = 6-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-N-(pyridin-2-yl-methylene)-11H-indolo[3,2-c]quinolin-2-N-amine, M = Ru ([1a]Cl), Os ([1b]Cl), L(2) = 6-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-N-(pyridin-2-yl-methylene)-11H-indolo[3,2-c]quinolin-4-N-amine, M = Ru ([2a]Cl), Os ([2b]Cl), L(3) = 6-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-N-(pyridin-2-yl-methylene)-11H-indolo[3,2-c]quinolin-8-N-amine, M = Ru ([3a]Cl), Os ([3b]Cl). The compounds were characterized by elemental analysis, one- and two-dimensional NMR spectroscopy, ESI mass spectrometry, IR and UV-vis spectroscopy, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The antiproliferative activity of the isomeric ruthenium and osmium complexes [1a,b]Cl-[3a,b]Cl was examined in vitro and showed the importance of the position of the metal-binding site for their cytotoxicity. Those complexes containing the metal-binding site located at the position 4 of the indoloquinoline scaffold ([2a]Cl and [2b]Cl) demonstrated the most potent antiproliferative activity. The results provide important insight into the structure-activity relationships of ruthenium- and osmium-arene complexes with indoloquinoline-piperazine hybrid ligands. These studies can be further utilized for the design and development of more potent chemotherapeutic agents. PMID:24927493

  16. Effect of the Piperazine Unit and Metal-Binding Site Position on the Solubility and Anti-Proliferative Activity of Ruthenium(II)- and Osmium(II)- Arene Complexes of Isomeric Indolo[3,2-c]quinoline—Piperazine Hybrids

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    2014-01-01

    In this study, the indoloquinoline backbone and piperazine were combined to prepare indoloquinoline–piperazine hybrids and their ruthenium- and osmium-arene complexes in an effort to generate novel antitumor agents with improved aqueous solubility. In addition, the position of the metal-binding unit was varied, and the effect of these structural alterations on the aqueous solubility and antiproliferative activity of their ruthenium- and osmium-arene complexes was studied. The indoloquinoline–piperazine hybrids L1–3 were prepared in situ and isolated as six ruthenium and osmium complexes [(η6-p-cymene)M(L1–3)Cl]Cl, where L1 = 6-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-N-(pyridin-2-yl-methylene)-11H-indolo[3,2-c]quinolin-2-N-amine, M = Ru ([1a]Cl), Os ([1b]Cl), L2 = 6-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-N-(pyridin-2-yl-methylene)-11H-indolo[3,2-c]quinolin-4-N-amine, M = Ru ([2a]Cl), Os ([2b]Cl), L3 = 6-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-N-(pyridin-2-yl-methylene)-11H-indolo[3,2-c]quinolin-8-N-amine, M = Ru ([3a]Cl), Os ([3b]Cl). The compounds were characterized by elemental analysis, one- and two-dimensional NMR spectroscopy, ESI mass spectrometry, IR and UV–vis spectroscopy, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The antiproliferative activity of the isomeric ruthenium and osmium complexes [1a,b]Cl–[3a,b]Cl was examined in vitro and showed the importance of the position of the metal-binding site for their cytotoxicity. Those complexes containing the metal-binding site located at the position 4 of the indoloquinoline scaffold ([2a]Cl and [2b]Cl) demonstrated the most potent antiproliferative activity. The results provide important insight into the structure–activity relationships of ruthenium- and osmium-arene complexes with indoloquinoline–piperazine hybrid ligands. These studies can be further utilized for the design and development of more potent chemotherapeutic agents. PMID:24927493

  17. Words Aren't Cheap

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    Rockwell, Mark

    2011-01-01

    Textbooks are a crushingly substantial portion of students' costs every semester, and they're getting more expensive every year. With the cost of some individual textbooks surpassing a monthly cable television bill, students are moving to relieve that economic pressure by renting textbooks instead of buying them new or used. The idea of renting…

  18. Facts Aren't Enough.

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    Lerrigo, Marion O.; Southard, Helen

    This pamphlet is designed for adults who have any responsibility for children or youth that may create a need for an understanding of sex education. Chapter One discusses the nature of sex education, including attitudes, love, and sex education in present times. Chapter Two discusses assets of the adult sex education: (1) learning from one's own…

  19. Discovery of practical production processes for arylsulfur pentafluorides and their higher homologues, bis- and tris(sulfur pentafluorides): Beginning of a new era of “super-trifluoromethyl” arene chemistry and its industry

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    Garrick, Lloyd M; Saito, Norimichi

    2012-01-01

    Summary Various arylsulfur pentafluorides, ArSF5, have long been desired in both academic and industrial areas, and ArSF5 compounds have attracted considerable interest in many areas such as medicines, agrochemicals, and other new materials, since the highly stable SF5 group is considered a “super-trifluoromethyl group” due to its significantly higher electronegativity and lipophilicity. This article describes the first practical method for the production of various arylsulfur pentafluorides and their higher homologues, bis- and tris(sulfur pentafluorides), from the corresponding diaryl disulfides or aryl thiols. The method consists of two steps: (Step 1) treatment of a diaryl disulfide or an aryl thiol with chlorine in the presence of an alkali metal fluoride, and (step 2) treatment of the resulting arylsulfur chlorotetrafluoride with a fluoride source, such as ZnF2, HF, and Sb(III/V) fluorides. The intermediate arylsulfur chlorotetrafluorides were isolated by distillation or recrystallization and characterized. The aspects of these new reactions are revealed and reaction mechanisms are discussed. As the method offers considerable improvement over previous methods in cost, yield, practicality, applicability, and large-scale production, the new processes described here can be employed as the first practical methods for the economical production of various arylsulfur pentafluorides and their higher homologues, which could then open up a new era of “super-trifluoromethyl” arene chemistry and its applications in many areas. PMID:22509218

  20. Metal–Arene Complexes with Indolo[3,2-c]-quinolines: Effects of Ruthenium vs Osmium and Modifications of the Lactam Unit on Intermolecular Interactions, Anticancer Activity, Cell Cycle, and Cellular Accumulation

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    2013-01-01

    Six novel ruthenium(II)– and osmium(II)–arene complexes with three modified indolo[3,2-c]quinolines have been synthesized in situ starting from 2-aminoindoloquinolines and 2-pyridinecarboxaldehyde in the presence of [M(p-cymene)Cl2]2 (M = Ru, Os) in ethanol. All complexes have been characterized by elemental analysis, spectroscopic techniques (1H, 13C NMR, IR, UV–vis), and ESI mass spectrometry, while four complexes were investigated by X-ray diffraction. The complexes have been tested for antiproliferative activity in vitro in A549 (non-small cell lung), SW480 (colon), and CH1 (ovarian) human cancer cell lines and showed IC50 values between 1.3 and >80 μM. The effects of Ru vs Os and modifications of the lactam unit on intermolecular interactions, antiproliferative activity, and cell cycle are reported. One ruthenium complex and its osmium analogue have been studied for anticancer activity in vivo applied both intraperitoneally and orally against the murine colon carcinoma model CT-26. Interestingly, the osmium(II) complex displayed significant growth-inhibitory activity in contrast to its ruthenium counterpart, providing stimuli for further investigation of this class of compounds as potential antitumor drugs. PMID:23431223

  1. Fluorescence and piezoresistive cantilever sensing of trinitrotoluene by an upper-rim tetrabenzimidazole conjugate of calix[4]arene and delineation of the features of the complex by molecular dynamics.

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    Kandpal, Manoj; Bandela, Anil Kumar; Hinge, Vijaya Kumar; Rao, V Ramgopal; Rao, Chebrolu Pulla

    2013-12-26

    A new benzimidazole-functionalized calix[4]arene receptor (R) was synthesized and characterized. The receptor R shows better selectivity toward trinitrotoluene (TNT) compared to the other nitro explosives in solution, which also retains its effectiveness for solid-phase detection. The chemical interactions of the molecule with different nitro explosive analytes were studied by fluorescence spectroscopy and by a molecular dynamics approach. The molecular dynamics studies show a 1:3 complex between R and TNT, and hence high sensitivity was imparted by fluorescence studies. The detection of explosive vapors in ambient conditions was tested by using a sensitive coating layer of R on an SU-8/CB-based piezoresistive cantilever surface. The developed device showed large sensitivity toward TNT compared to cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine (RDX) and pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) in the solid state at their respective vapor pressures at room temperature. The detection sensitivity of the device was estimated to be 35 mV for TNT at ambient conditions. Moreover, the sensor does not show a response when exposed to humidity. These results demonstrate that R can be used as one of the coating materials for a cantilever for the detection of TNT using piezoresistivity measurement. R can also detect the explosives in solution with high sensitivity and selectivity by fluorescence spectroscopy. PMID:24320549

  2. Electrochemical properties of the solvent SbCl/sub 3/-AlCl/sub 3/-N(1-butyl)pyridinium chloride and electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical studies of arene solutes

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    Chapman, D.M.; Mamantov, G.; Petrovic, C.; Smith, G.P.; Sorlie, M.

    1984-07-01

    Physical and electrochemical properties are reported for SbCl/sub 3/-AlCl/sub 3/-N-(1-butyl)pyridinium chloride (BPCl) mixtures that are liquid at ambient temperatures, and studies of the electrogeneration and open-circuit decay of some arene radical cations, both in this medium and in SbCl/sub 3/-KCl at elevated temperatures, are described. Specific conductivities, densities, and viscosities of the compositions (m/o (mole percent)) 60:19:21 (basic) and 60:21:19 (acidic) SbCl/sub 3/-AlCl/sub 3/-BPCl were measured over the temperature range 24/sup 0/-100/sup 0/C. For a potentiometric titration between the compositions 60:18:22 and 60:22:18 with SbCl/sub 3/ fixed at 60 m/o, the potential of the Sb(III)/Sb(0) couple increased by 0.43V at 27/sup 0/C. Electrochemical studies showed that perylene (Per), 9,10-dimethylanthracene (DMA), and 9,10diphenylanthracene (DPA) can be reversibly oxidized to their radical cations in a 60:19:21 melt, whereas the oxidation of anthracene (Ant) is irreversible. Spectroelectrochemical studies showed that Per radical cations were stable in this melt, those of DPA decayed very slowly, those of DMA decayed somewhat faster, and those of Ant were too transient to be observed optically. Similar degrees of stability were found for these radical cations in SbCl/sub 3/ containing 1 M KCl at elevated temperatures, and transient spectra of Ant radical cations were observed in this solvent.

  3. Binding and ratiometric dual ion recognition of Zn(2+) and Cu(2+) by 1,3,5-tris-amidoquinoline conjugate of calix[6]arene by spectroscopy and its supramolecular features by microscopy.

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    Mummidivarapu, V V Sreenivasu; Bandaru, Sateesh; Yarramala, Deepthi S; Samanta, Kushal; Mhatre, Darshan S; Rao, Chebrolu Pulla

    2015-01-01

    Lower rim amide linked 8-amino quinoline and 8-amino naphthalene moiety 1,3,5-triderivatives of calix[6]arene L1 and L2 have been synthesized and characterized. While the L1 acts as a receptor molecule, the L2 acts as a control molecule. The complexation between L1 and Cu(2+) or Zn(2+) was delineated by the absorption and electrospray ionization (ESI) MS spectra. The binding ability of these molecules toward biologically important metal ions was studied by fluorescence and absorption spectroscopy. The derivative L1 detects Zn(2+) by bringing ratiometric change in the fluorescence signals at 390 and 490 nm, but in the case of Cu(2+), it is only the fluorescence quenching of 390 nm band that is observed, while no new band is observed at 390 nm. The stoichiometry of both the complexes is 1:1 and was confirmed in both the cases by measuring the ESI mass spectra. The isotopic peak pattern observed in the ESI MS confirmed the presence of Zn(2+) or Cu(2+) present in the corresponding complex formed with L1. Among these two ions, the Cu(2+) exhibits higher sensitivity. The density-functional theory (DFT) studies revealed the conformational changes in the arms and also revealed the coordination features in the case of the metal complexes. The arm conformational changes upon Zn(2+) binding were supported by nuclear Overhauser effect spectrometry (NOESY) studies. The stronger binding of Cu(2+) over that of Zn(2+) observed from the absorption study was further supported by the complexational energies computed from the computational data. While the L1 exhibited spherical particles, upon complexation with Cu(2+), it exhibits chain like morphological features in scanning electron microscopy (SEM) but only small aggregates in the case of Zn(2+). Thus, even the microscopy data can differentiate the complex formed between L1 and Cu(2+) from that formed with Zn(2+). PMID:25867699

  4. A comparative study of pi-arene-bridged lanthanum arylamide and aryloxide dimers. Solution behavior, exchange mechanisms, and X-ray crystal structures of La2(NH-2,6-iPr2C6H3)6, La(NH-2,6-iPr2C6H3)3(THF)3, and La(NH-2,6-iPr2C6H3)3(py)2.

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    Giesbrecht, Garth R; Gordon, John C; Clark, David L; Hay, P Jeffrey; Scott, Brian L; Tait, C Drew

    2004-05-26

    Reaction of 3 equiv of 2,6-diisopropylaniline with La[N(SiMe(3))(2)](3) produces the dimeric species La(2)(NHAr)(6) (1). X-ray crystallography reveals a centrosymmetric structure, where the dimeric unit is bridged by intermolecular eta(6)-arene interactions of a unique arylamide ligand attached to an adjacent metal center. Exposure of 1 to THF results in formation of the monomeric tris-THF adduct La(NHAr)(3)(THF)(3) (2), which was shown by X-ray crystallography to maintain a fac-octahedral structure in the solid state. (1)H NMR spectroscopy illustrates that the binding of THF to 1 to form 2 is reversible and removal of THF under vacuum regenerates dimeric 1. Addition of pyridine to 1 yields the monomeric bis-pyridine adduct La(NHAr)(3)(py)(2) (3), which exhibits a distorted trigonal-bipyramidal La metal center. Solution (1)H NMR, IR, and Raman spectroscopy indicate that the pi-arene-bridged dimeric structure of 1 is maintained in solution. Variable-temperature (1)H NMR spectroscopic investigations of 1 are consistent with a monomer-dimer equilibrium at elevated temperature. In contrast, variable-temperature (1)H NMR spectroscopic investigations of the aryloxide analogue La(2)(OAr)(6) (4) show that the bridging and terminal aryloxide groups exchange by a mechanism in which the dimeric nature of the compound is retained. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations were carried out on model compounds La(2)(OC(6)H(5))(6), La(2)(NHC(6)H(5))(6), and (C(6)H(5)R)La(XC(6)H(5))(3), where X = O or NH and R = H, OH, or NH(2). The formation of eta(6)-arene interactions is energetically favored over monomeric LaX(3) (X = OPh or NHPh) with the aryloxide pi-arene interaction being stronger than the arylamide pi-arene interaction. Calculation of vibrational frequencies reveals the origin of the observed IR spectral behavior of both La(2)(OC(6)H(5))(6) and La(2)(NHC(6)H(5))(6), with the higher energy nu(C=C) stretch due to terminal ligands and the lower energy stretch associated

  5. Theoretical Modeling of the Magnetic Behavior of Thiacalix[4]arene Tetranuclear Mn(II)2Gd(III)2 and Co(II)2Eu(III)2 Complexes.

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    Aldoshin, Sergey M; Sanina, Nataliya A; Palii, Andrew V; Tsukerblat, Boris S

    2016-04-01

    In view of a wide perspective of 3d-4f complexes in single-molecule magnetism, here we propose an explanation of the magnetic behavior of the two thiacalix[4]arene tetranuclear heterometallic complexes Mn(II)2Gd(III)2 and Co(II)2Eu(III)2. The energy pattern of the Mn(II)2Gd(III)2 complex evaluated in the framework of the isotropic exchange model exhibits a rotational band of the low-lying spin excitations within which the Landé intervals are affected by the biquadratic spin-spin interactions. The nonmonotonic temperature dependence of the χT product observed for the Mn(II)2Gd(III)2 complex is attributed to the competitive influence of the ferromagnetic Mn-Gd and antiferromagnetic Mn-Mn exchange interactions, the latter being stronger (J(Mn, Mn) = -1.6 cm(-1), Js(Mn, Gd) = 0.8 cm(-1), g = 1.97). The model for the Co(II)2Eu(III)2 complex includes uniaxial anisotropy of the seven-coordinate Co(II) ions and an isotropic exchange interaction in the Co(II)2 pair, while the Eu(III) ions are diamagnetic in their ground states. Best-fit analysis of χT versus T showed that the anisotropic contribution (arising from a large zero-field splitting in Co(II) ions) dominates (weak-exchange limit) in the Co(II)2Eu(III)2 complex (D = 20.5 cm(-1), J = -0.4 cm(-1), gCo = 2.22). This complex is concluded to exhibit an easy plane of magnetization (arising from the Co(II) pair). It is shown that the low-lying part of the spectrum can be described by a highly anisotropic effective spin-(1)/2 Hamiltonian that is deduced for the Co(II)2 pair in the weak-exchange limit. PMID:26974224

  6. Loading-dependent structures of CO2 in the flexible molecular van der Waals host p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene with 1 : 1 and 2 : 1 guest-host stoichiometries.

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    Udachin, Konstantin A; Moudrakovski, Igor L; Enright, Gary D; Ratcliffe, Christopher I; Ripmeester, John A

    2008-08-21

    The adsorption of CO(2) into the low density form of p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene (tBC) has been studied by (13)C solid state NMR, single crystal X-ray diffraction and volumetric adsorption measurements. The experimental results indicate that tBC and carbon dioxide can form two distinct inclusion compounds. At low loadings the structure of the empty low-density form of the tBC framework (space group P2(1)/n) is preserved with the included CO(2) molecules located within the conical cavities of the tBC molecules. The ideal composition of this form is therefore 1 : 1 (CO(2) : tBC). With higher applied CO(2) pressures the guest loading increases and the structure of the tBC framework transforms to a well studied tetragonal (space group P4/n) form. In this form an additional CO(2) molecule is located on an interstitial site resulting in an ideal composition 2 : 1 (CO(2) : tBC). In agreement with SCXRD and the gas adsorption measurements, (13)C NMR measurements show the change in structure that takes place as a function of sample loading. Inclusion of CO(2) is a rather slow activated process that can be accelerated by increasing the temperature and the transition between crystal forms is inhomogeneous over a bulk sample. After gas release, the empty (or near empty) P4/n structure survives, thus providing another low density phase of tBC. The magnitude and temperature variation of the (13)C chemical shift anisotropy of CO(2) in both low and high occupancy complexes with tBC indicates restricted motion of the CO(2) molecules. The location and dynamics of CO(2) molecules inside the tBC structure are discussed and a motional model for CO(2) is proposed. The CO(2) molecules in the highly loaded compound are shown to exchange rapidly as a single resonance is observed for the two distinct CO(2) molecules. PMID:18665313

  7. p-tert-Butylcalix[4]arene complexes of molybdenum and tungsten: reactivity of the calixarene methylene C-H bond and the facile migration of the metal around the phenolic rim of the calixarene.

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    Buccella, Daniela; Parkin, Gerard

    2006-12-20

    p-tert-Butylcalix[4]arene, [CalixBut(OH)4], reacts with Mo(PMe3)6 and W(PMe3)4(eta2-CH2PMe2)H to yield compounds of composition {[CalixBut(OH)2(O)2]M(PMe3)3H2} which exhibit unprecedented use of a C-H bond of a calixarene methylene group as a binding functionality in the form of agostic and alkyl hydride derivatives. Thus, X-ray diffraction studies demonstrate that, in the solid state, the molybdenum complex [CalixBut(OH)2(O)2]Mo(PMe3)3H2 exists as an agostic derivative with a Mo...H-C interaction, whereas the tungsten complex exists as a metallated trihydride [Calix-HBut(OH)2(O)2]W(PMe3)3H3. Solution 1H NMR spectroscopic studies, however, provide evidence that [Calix-HBut(OH)2(O)2]W(PMe3)3H3 is in equilibrium with its agostic isomer [CalixBut(OH)2(O)2]W(PMe3)3H2. Dynamic NMR spectroscopy also indicates that the [M(PMe3)3H2] fragments of both the molybdenum and tungsten complexes [CalixBut(OH)2(O)2]M(PMe3)3H2 migrate rapidly around the phenolic rim of the calixarene on the NMR time scale, an observation that is in accord with incorporation of deuterium into the methylene endo positions upon treatment of the isomeric mixture of [CalixBut(OH)2(O)2]W(PMe3)3H2 and [Calix-HBut(OH)2(O)2]W(PMe3)3H3 with D2. Treatment of {[CalixBut(OH)2(O)2]W(PMe3)3H2} with Ph2C2 gives the alkylidene complex [CalixBut(O)4]W=C(Ph)Ar [Ar = PhCC(Ph)CH2Ph]. PMID:17165791

  8. Computational studies of load-dependent guest dynamics and free energies of inclusion for CO2 in low-density p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene at loadings up to 2:1

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    Daschbach, John L.; Sun, Xiuquan; Chang, Tsun-Mei; Thallapally, Praveen K.; McGrail, B. Peter; Dang, Liem X.

    2009-04-09

    The structure, dynamics, and free energies of absorption of CO2 by a low density structure of Calixarene p-tert-butylalix[4]arene (TBC4) at loadings up to 2:1 CO2:TBC4 have been studied using molecular dynamics simulations. From the computed radial distribution functions, we notice that the 1:1 loading peak shows a single broad peak from the caged CO2 separation. At higher temperature, the peak is only slightly broadened from the 300 K peak and the shoulder around 11 Å is reduced. The radial distribution function of the 2:1 loading shows a prominent sharp peak around 3 Å and a second peak around 4 Å, indicating a dimer center-of-mass separation of 3 Å that is smaller than that of optimized gas-phase dimer. This result suggests that dimer is sufficiently stabilized by the interaction with the TBC4. The relative angle distributions for paired CO2 molecules are flat and do not show a preference for the crossed geometry found in the vacuum dimer at 3 Å. Angular distributions relative to the TBC4 symmetry axis show a preference for alignment tilted relative to the TBC4 axis closer to the plane of the phenyl rings of the TBC4 cage. Translational velocity autocorrelation calculations show a single peak under all conditions studied with very little change with temperature. Rotational velocity autocorrelation calculations show relatively little structure with significant tailing to low frequencies indicating rotation is hindered in the conical TBC4 cavity in the low density structure. The free energy of inclusion for CO2 in this TBC4 structure at 300 and 450 K for various loadings show the inclusion of a single CO2 in the system is favorable at -4.2 kcal/mol at 300 K and -1.5 kcal/mol at 450 K. The fully loaded 1:1 CO2:TBC4 system is slightly less favorable at -3.6 and -1.0 kcal/mol for 300 and 450 K respectively. The first CO2 added beyond 1:1 loading shows a significant drop in absorption energy to -1.8 and +1.5 kcal/mol at 300 and 450 K. These data are consistent

  9. Lice Aren't So Nice

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    ... to buy a special medicated shampoo, cream, or lotion that kills lice. An adult will need to ... to remove the nits. The shampoo, cream, or lotion usually kills the lice right away. The itching ...

  10. Harried Principals Aren't Helpful Principals

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    Connolly, Mike

    2007-01-01

    A harried leader is not a helpful leader. Schools need calm, well-balanced, helpful leaders as much as they need visionary ones. In fact, in this era of frenetic change in schools, principals should devote at least as much time to helping teachers be more focused and less frantic as they do to formulating new visions for the school or embarking on…

  11. The influence of arene-ring size on stacking interaction with canonical base pairs

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    Formánek, Martin; Burda, Jaroslav V.

    2014-04-01

    Stacking interactions between aromatic molecules (benzene, p-cymene, biphenyl, and di- and tetra-hydrogen anthracene) and G.C and A.T canonical Watson-Crick (WC) base pairs are explored. Two functionals with dispersion corrections: ω-B97XD and B3LYP-D3 are used. For a comparison also the MP2 and B3LYP-D3/PCM methods were used for the most stable p-cymene…WC geometries. It was found that the stacking interaction increases with the size of π-conjugation system. Its extent is in agreement with experimental finding on anticancer activity of Ru(II) piano-stool complexes where intercalation of these aromatic molecules should play an important role. The explored structures are considered as ternary system so that decomposition of the interaction energy to pairwise and non-additivity contributions is also examined.

  12. Ru{sub 3}(CO){sub 9}({mu}{sub 3}-{eta}{sup 2},{eta}{sup 2},{eta}{sup 2}-C{sub 60}): A cluster face-capping, arene-like complex of C{sub 60}

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    Hsu, H.F.; Shapely, J.R.

    1996-09-25

    We report the synthesis and first structural characterization of a hexahapto C{sub 60} complex, in which C{sub 60} displays arene-like coordination to the open face of a triruthenium cluster. The bonding of C{sub 60} to a single transition metal center has been analyzed in terms of the familiar Dewar-Chatt-Duncanson donation/back-donation model, with a `double bond` donor orbital largely generated from the HOMO (h{sub u}) and the corresponding acceptor orbital formed from the LUMO (t{sub 1u}). Because of the relatively low energies of the C{sub 60} orbitals (high electron affinity), there is strong charge transfer (back-donation) from the metal center to coordinated C{sub 60}, consistent with experimental data on stable compounds. A qualitatively similar bonding model, in terms of donor/acceptor interactions of C{sub 60} with the Ru{sub 3}(CO){sub 9} fragment, is likely for 1; theoretical studies of the bonding in the benzene complexes 2 and 3 provide analogies. However. the relative contribution of back-donation to bonding with the metal triangle should be higher for C{sub 60} than for benzene, which is consistent with both the higher v{sub CO} values and the shorter Ru-C distances seen for 1 compared with those of 2. 21 refs., 1 fig.

  13. In-vitro and in-vivo evaluation of the anticancer activity of diruthenium-2, a new trithiolato arene ruthenium complex [(η6-p-MeC6H4Pri)2Ru2(μ-S-p-C6H4OH)3]Cl.

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    Muthná, Darina; Tomšík, Pavel; Havelek, Radim; Köhlerová, Renata; Kasilingam, Vidhya; Čermáková, Eva; Stíbal, David; Řezáčová, Martina; Süss-Fink, Georg

    2016-08-01

    In the present study, we investigated the anticancer action of the trithiolato arene ruthenium complex, [(η-p-MeC6H4Pr)2Ru2(μ-S-p-C6H4OH)3]Cl, named diruthenium-2, both in vitro and in vivo. The mechanism of antiproliferative, cytotoxic, and DNA-damaging activity, and the effect on expressions of cell cycle regulatory proteins were investigated using a WST-1-based proliferation assay, lactate dehydrogenase leakage assay, comet assay, flow cytometry, and western blot analysis. In-vivo anticancer activity was evaluated using Ehrlich tumor-bearing NMRI mice. Diruthenium-2 inhibited the growth of all cancer cell lines used, the most sensitive being gastric (AGS), breast cancer (BT-549, MCF-7, MDA-MB-231), and leukemic (HL-60, MOLT-4) cells. In MCF-7 cells, it caused a G1/S cell cycle arrest, along with an increase in the expression of protein p21 and cyclin B1. We also observed increased levels of MRN complex proteins, which, together with the results from the comet assay, indicate the formation of DNA double-strand breaks. In tumor-bearing mice, diruthenium-2 at doses of 3 and 5 mg/kg inhibits the growth of solid Ehrlich tumor, although weaker than cisplatin. However, it did not prolong the post-therapeutic survival. Our results suggest the in-vitro potential of diruthenium-2 should be further evaluated in studies using other in-vivo models. PMID:27187018

  14. Crystal structure of the inclusion complex 25-benzo-ylmeth-oxy-5,11,17,23-tetra-tert-butyl-26,27,28-trihy-droxy-2,8,14,20-tetra-thia-calix[4]arene-tetra-ethyl-ammonium chloride (1/1).

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    Akkurt, Mehmet; Jasinski, Jerry P; Mohamed, Shaaban K; Omran, Omran A; Albayati, Mustafa R

    2015-11-01

    The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C48H54O5S4·N(C2H5)4 (+)·Cl(-), contains two tetra-tert-butyl-[(benzo-yl)meth-oxy]-trihy-droxy-tetra-thia-calix[4]arene mol-ecules, two tetra-ethyl-ammonium cations and two chloride anions. The two calixarene molecules in the asymmetric unit each display a cone conformation. There are no significant differences between the two independent molecules. The guest species do not sit within the calixarene 'buckets'. In the crystal, extensive O-H⋯O, O-H⋯S and O-H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds and weak C-H⋯O, C-H⋯S and C-H⋯Cl inter-actions link the thia-calixarene mol-ecules, tetra-ethyl-ammonium cations and chloride anions, forming a three-dimensional network encompassing channels running parallel to the a-axis direction. The structure contains a solvent-accessible void of 76 (3) Å(3), but no solvent mol-ecule could reasonably be located. The crystal studied was an inversion twin with a 0.57 (8):0.43 (8) domain ratio. PMID:26594550

  15. Rocks Are Boring--Aren't They?

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    Lievesley, Tara

    2014-01-01

    The new English Curriculum requiring not only the study of sedimentary and igneous rocks but also understanding of fossil formation, is a great opportunity to make this one of the most exciting units any science teacher can present. When an animal or plant dies, it "disappears" completely as it is degraded by a range of organisms. It may…

  16. Direct Hydroxylation and Amination of Arenes via Deprotonative Cupration.

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    Tezuka, Noriyuki; Shimojo, Kohei; Hirano, Keiichi; Komagawa, Shinsuke; Yoshida, Kengo; Wang, Chao; Miyamoto, Kazunori; Saito, Tatsuo; Takita, Ryo; Uchiyama, Masanobu

    2016-07-27

    Deprotonative directed ortho cupration of aromatic/heteroaromatic C-H bond and subsequent oxidation with t-BuOOH furnished functionalized phenols in high yields with high regio- and chemoselectivity. DFT calculations revealed that this hydroxylation reaction proceeds via a copper (I → III → I) redox mechanism. Application of this reaction to aromatic C-H amination using BnONH2 efficiently afforded the corresponding primary anilines. These reactions show broad scope and good functional group compatibility. Catalytic versions of these transformations are also demonstrated. PMID:27348154

  17. Science: What Reptiles Are and Aren't

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    Axelrod, Gerry S.

    1978-01-01

    Many children have an enormous fascination for reptiles of all kinds--snakes, turtles, tortoises, crocodiles, alligators and lizards. Whatever the reason for their interest, you can channel the enthusiasm of reptile fans and build the interest of curious students with a few simple activities, e.g., getting acquainted with reptile characteristics…

  18. Why Aren't Secondary Students Interested in Physics?

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    Williams, Christopher; Stanisstreet, Martin; Spall, Katie; Boyes, Eddie; Dickson, Dominic

    2003-01-01

    Discusses a questionnaire study to determine why fewer year 10 students are interested in physics than in biology. Finds that students perceive physics as being difficult and irrelevant. Males and females offered different reasons for finding physics boring with males enjoying practical exercises and females valuing areas in which physics can be…

  19. Thermodynamic q-distributions that aren`t

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    Vokos, S.; Zachos, C.

    1993-07-01

    Bosonic q-oscillators commute with themselves and so their free distribution is Planckian. In a cavity, their emission and absorption rates may grow or shrink-and even diverge-but they nevertheless balance to yield the Planck distribution via Einstein`s equilibrium method, (a careless application of which might produce spurious q-dependent distribution functions). This drives home the point that the black-body energy distribution is not a handle for distinguishing q-excitations from plain oscillators. A maximum cavity size is suggested by the inverse critical frequency of such emission/absorption rates at a given temperature, or a maximum temperature at a given frequency. To remedy fragmentation of opinion on the subject, we provide some discussion, context, and references.

  20. Errors in Mathematics Aren't Always Bad

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    Gordon, Sheldon P.

    2011-01-01

    In mathematics, as in baseball, the conventional wisdom is to avoid errors at all costs. That advice might be on target in baseball, but in mathematics, avoiding errors is not always a good idea. Sometimes an analysis of errors provides much deeper insights into mathematical ideas. Certain types of errors, rather than something to be eschewed, can…

  1. Why aren't women sticking with science in Taiwan?

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    Cheng, Ling-Fang

    2010-06-01

    This paper explores the factors that contribute to the "leaky pipeline" in science, technology and medicine in Taiwan. The term "leaky pipeline" refers to the steady attrition of women throughout their careers in science, technology and medicine-fields in which men constitute the majority. As a result of this attrition, women are under-represented in the top positions. This phenomenon has been well studied in the United States, and based on the available data in the Chinese and English-language literature, this paper focuses on: (1) the social-cultural factors that keep young women away from science and medicine; (2) the difficulties faced by woman scientists when trying to balance work and family responsibilities; and (3) the impact of the pervasive masculine culture on training and promotion in career development. Conclusions include suggestions for improvements for equality between the sexes in science education, family responsive policies, and institutional reform. PMID:20538244

  2. Volunteer Programs: When Good Intentions Aren't Enough.

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    Tingley, Jennifer

    2001-01-01

    With structure and support, volunteers can be a great resource for after-school programs. Program managers should train volunteers with specific information, provide appropriate teaching strategies and materials, put important information in writing, match volunteers appropriately, facilitate icebreaker activities, respect volunteers' time, stress…

  3. Why Aren't They Called Probability Intervals?

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    Devlin, Thomas F.

    2008-01-01

    This article offers suggestions for teaching confidence intervals, a fundamental statistical tool often misinterpreted by beginning students. A historical perspective presenting the interpretation given by their inventor is supported with examples and the use of technology. A method for determining confidence intervals for the seldom-discussed…

  4. Doctors aren't immune to theft and fraud

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    Marcus, Gary

    1995-01-01

    A chartered accountant says the problem of fraud within medical practices is far from rare, even though prevention is relatively simple. Gary Marcus provides advice to physicians about ways to spot fraud within their practices and things they can do to prevent it. No matter how small your practice or how long you have had the same employees, says Marcus, given the right circumstances anyone might steal from you. Imagesp940-a PMID:7697586

  5. Titanium "constrained geometry" complexes with pendant arene groups.

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    Dureen, Meghan A; Brown, Christopher C; Morton, Jason G M; Stephan, Douglas W

    2011-03-28

    The synthesis of the proligands C(5)Me(4)HSiMe(2)N(H)R) (R = CMe(2)Ph 1, 2-C(6)H(4)Ph 2) was accomplished via a straightforward salt metathesis reaction of the appropriate lithium amide and ClSiMe(2)(C(5)Me(5)H). Generation of the dilithio salt and reaction with TiCl(3)·(THF)(3) followed by oxidation gave C(5)Me(4)SiMe(2)N(C(6)H(4)Ph)TiCl(2) (3) in low yield. In contrast, deprotonation of 1 and 2 and reaction with (Me(2)N)(2)TiCl(2) afforded C(5)Me(4)(SiMe(2)NR)Ti(NMe(2))(2) (R = CMe(2)Ph 4, 2-C(6)H(4)Ph 5), respectively, in good yields Treatment with MeI gave the analogs C(5)Me(4)(SiMe(2)NR)TiI(2) (R = CMe(2)Ph 6, 2-C(6)H(4)Ph 7). Reduction of 7 with potassium graphite afforded C(5)Me(4)(SiMe(2)NC(6)H(4)Ph)Ti 8. Treatment of 6 and 7 with MeMgBr afforded C(5)Me(4)(SiMe(2)NR)TiMe(2) (R = CMe(2)Ph 9, 2-C(6)H(4)Ph 10). Complexes 9 and 10 in combination with the activator [Ph(3)C][B(C(6)F(5))(4)] catalyzed the polymerization of styrene and ethylene. Copolymerization was also investigated. While the catalyst derived from 10 showed poor activity, compound 9 showed markedly higher activity than 10 and (C(5)Me(4))SiMe(2)(NtBu)]TiMe(2). PMID:21298170

  6. Copper-catalyzed etherification of arene C-H bonds.

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    Roane, James; Daugulis, Olafs

    2013-11-15

    A method for direct, auxiliary-assisted alkoxylation and phenoxylation of β-sp(2) C-H bonds of benzoic acid derivatives and γ-sp(2) C-H bonds of amine derivatives is reported. The reaction employs (CuOH)2CO3 catalyst, air as an oxidant, phenol or alcohol coupling partner, DMF, pyridine, or DMPU solvent, and K2CO3, tetramethylguanidine, or K3PO4 base at 70-130 °C. PMID:24180517

  7. Achieving blood pressure goals: why aren't we?

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    Cushman, William C; Basile, Jan

    2006-12-01

    The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7) recommends a blood pressure (BP) goal of <140/90 mm Hg in patients with hypertension and <130/80 mm Hg in those with diabetes or chronic kidney disease. Achievement of BP goals is associated with significant benefits in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Although evidence suggests these goals are attainable, only about one third of patients are meeting them. There is a significant gap between treatment guideline recommendations and their implementation in clinical practice. Many clinicians appear satisfied with modest BP reductions and do not make the necessary treatment adjustments to achieve BP goals. Patient nonadherence is another important reason for lack of BP control. For the success of clinical trials to be reproduced in clinical practice, clinicians must recognize the importance of treating BP to goal, emphasize to patients the need to adhere to treatments, and provide persistent, goal-targeted therapy. PMID:17170612

  8. Magnetic differentiation of pyrogallol[4]arene tubular and capsular frameworks.

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    Kumari, Harshita; Dennis, Cindi L; Mossine, Andrew V; Deakyne, Carol A; Atwood, Jerry L

    2013-05-15

    The differences in magnetic properties of metal-based nanometric assemblies are due to distinct contributions from host-guest interactions, structural integrity, and magnetic interactions. To disentangle these contributions, it is necessary to control the self-assembly process that forms these entities. Herein we study the effect of host-to-guest ratios to identify remarkably different structural-magnetic contributions of C-methylpyrogallol[4]arene⊂ferrocene/(PgC1)2⊂Fc dimers vs (PgC1)3⊂Fc nanotubes. At low temperature, a weak anti-ferromagnetic alignment is observed, suggesting a weak dipolar interaction between Fc guest moieties within adjacent dimers or tubes. Also, differences are observed between magnetic atom occupancy as a function of guest (PgC1⊂Fc tube/dimer) versus magnetic atom occupancy within the framework wall (PgC3Ni hexamer/dimer). Identification of the role of the framework shape and metal-metal distances in the crystal lattice opens up unparalleled prospects for materials engineering. PMID:23611449

  9. Hot Jupiters Aren't As Lonely As We Thought

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    Kohler, Susanna

    2016-01-01

    The Friends of Hot Jupiters (FOHJ) project is a systematic search for planetary- and stellar-mass companions in systems that have known hot Jupiters short-period, gas-giant planets. This survey has discovered that many more hot Jupiters may have companions than originally believed.Missing FriendsFOHJ was begun with the goal of better understanding the systems that host hot Jupiters, in order to settle several longstanding issues.The first problem was one of observational statistics. We know that roughly half of the Sun-like stars nearby are in binary systems, yet weve only discovered a handful of hot Jupiters around binaries. Are binary systems less likely to host hot Jupiters? Or have we just missed the binary companions in the hot-Jupiter-hosting systems weve seen so far?An additional issue relates to formation mechanisms. Hot Jupiters probably migrated inward from where they formed out beyond the ice lines in protoplanetary disks but how?This median-stacked image, obtained with adaptive optics, shows one of the newly-discovered stellar companions to a star hosting a hot Jupiter. The projected separation is ~180 AU. [Ngo et al. 2015]Observations reveal two populations of hot Jupiters: those with circular orbits aligned with their hosts spins, and those with eccentric, misaligned orbits. The former population support a migration model dominated by local planet-disk interactions, whereas the latter population suggest the hot Jupiters migrated through dynamical interactions with distant companions. A careful determination of the companion rate in hot-Jupiter-hosting systems could help establish the ability of these two models to explain the observed populations.Search for CompanionsThe FOHJ project began in 2012 and studied 51 systems hosting known, transiting hot Jupiters with roughly half on circular, aligned orbits and half on eccentric, misaligned orbits. The survey consisted of three different, complementary components:Study 1Lead author: Heather Knutson (Caltech)Technique: Long-term radial velocity monitoringSearching for: Planetary companions at 120 AU from the starStudy 2Lead author: Henry Ngo (Caltech)Technique: Adaptive-optics imagingSearching for: Stellar companions at 502000 AU from the starStudy 3Lead author: Danielle Piskorz (Caltech)Technique: SpectroscopySearching for: Any additional stellar companions at 125 AU from the starThe companion fraction found within Study 2, the adaptive-optics imagine search. The three curves show the total, the systems with hot Jupiters on aligned and circular orbits, and those with hot Jupiters on misaligned and eccentric orbits. [Ngo et al. 2015]Migration ImplicationsUsing these three different techniques, the team found a significant number of both planetary and stellar companions that had not been previously detected. After correcting their results for completeness, they found a multiple-star rate of ~50% for these systems, resolving the problem of the missing companions. So really, we just werent looking hard enough for the companions previously.Intriguingly, the binary companion rate found for these hot Jupiter systems is higher than the average rate for the field stars (which is below 25% for the semimajor-axis range the FOHJ studies are sensitive to). This suggests that companion stars may indeed play a role in hot Jupiter formation and migration.That said, none of the three studies found a significant difference in the binary fraction for aligned versus misaligned hot Jupiters which means that the answer is not as simple as thought, with companion stars causing the misaligned planets. Thus, while hot Jupiters friends may play a role in their formation and migration, we still have work to do in understanding what that role is.CitationDanielle Piskorz et al 2015 ApJ 814 148. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/814/2/148Henry Ngo et al 2015 ApJ 800 138. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/800/2/138Heather A. Knutson et al 2014 ApJ 785 126. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/785/2/126

  10. Why Aren't More Minorities Taking Advanced Math?

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    Walker, Erica N.

    2007-01-01

    Black and Latino students are still underepresented in upper-level math classes in the United States, a fact which has serious implications for their academic achievement and futures. Walker provides six suggestions for how educators can encourage more black and Latino students to successfully take higher level math courses: (1) Expand our…

  11. The Kids Are Alright...Aren't They?

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    Duffield, Nigel

    2009-01-01

    In this commentary three aspects of the feature-based model that Lardiere assumes are discussed: the value of formalization in the investigation of second language acquisition, the extent to which native speakers converge on the same grammatical representations, and the length of time it takes to establish a mature native grammar. These factors…

  12. Robots Aren't the Problem: It's Us

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    Florida, Richard

    2013-01-01

    Everyone has an opinion about technology. Depending on whom you ask, it will either: a) Liberate us from the drudgery of everyday life, rescue us from disease and hardship, and enable the unimagined flourishing of human civilization; or b) Take away our jobs, leave us broke, purposeless, and miserable, and cause civilization as we know it to…

  13. Things Aren't Always What They Seem

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    2004-01-01

    This mosaic was assembled from images taken by the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit at a region dubbed 'site 31.' Spirit is looking at 'Missoula Crater.' From orbit, the features within the crater appeared to be ejecta from the younger 'Bonneville Crater,' but Spirit's closer look revealed wind-blown drift deposits, not ejecta, within Missoula Crater.

  14. Why Aren't All Ridges on Europa Cycloidal?

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    Kattenhorn, Simon A.; Hurford, T. A.

    2008-09-01

    Europa's arcuate cycloidal ridges formed in response to the rotating diurnal tidal stress field. However, most ridges are not cycloidal but are linear over great distances (>100s of km). Their orientations adequately fit a global stress field induced by a few degrees of nonsynchronous rotation (NSR) superimposed on the diurnal field, but only at the point in the orbit when tensile stress is maximized. At other times, linear ridges do not fit the pattern of stresses, unlike cycloids, which grow throughout a good portion of an orbit and are therefore very curved. Why does the ever-present diurnal stress field only sometimes dominate, creating cycloids? When do linear ridges grow? Was there an "age of cycloids” that heralded a fundamental change in europan tectonics, or simply a temporal oscillation between the two crack styles? We consider the relative merits of scenarios in which linear ridges: (1) only grow when stresses are maximized in the orbit, lengthening incrementally over time; (2) develop almost instantaneously by dynamic growth during a "snapshot in time” stress field; or (3) form when some other source of global stress temporarily drowns out diurnal stresses. Scenario (3) is considered most likely. A temporally variable global stress history, perhaps related to ice shell thickness variability, may have controlled crack growth style. Linear ridges dominated whenever the NSR stress exceeded some threshold level. Early in Europa's history, a thinner ice shell may have been associated with a faster NSR rate, allowing NSR stresses to consistently overwhelm the diurnal component, suppressing the formation of cycloids. As the shell thickened, NSR stress accumulation slowed. Linear ridge growth episodes relieved NSR stress, creating periods (perhaps many 1000s of years in duration) during which diurnal stresses dominated, conducive to cycloid development. Hence, there was overlap in the timing of cycloidal and linear ridge development.

  15. Conservatives Just Aren't into Academe, Study Finds

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    Wilson, Robin

    2008-01-01

    A professor whose conservatism places him in a distinct minority not only at his own institution, but in higher education generally, has conducted research that suggests conservatives may simply not be well suited to careers in academe. Matthew Woessner and April Kelly-Woessner have found that liberal students have values and interests that point…

  16. Dirhodium-catalyzed C-H arene amination using hydroxylamines.

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    Paudyal, Mahesh P; Adebesin, Adeniyi Michael; Burt, Scott R; Ess, Daniel H; Ma, Zhiwei; Kürti, László; Falck, John R

    2016-09-01

    Primary and N-alkyl arylamine motifs are key functional groups in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and functional materials, as well as in bioactive natural products. However, there is a dearth of generally applicable methods for the direct replacement of aryl hydrogens with NH2/NH(alkyl) moieties. Here, we present a mild dirhodium-catalyzed C-H amination for conversion of structurally diverse monocyclic and fused aromatics to the corresponding primary and N-alkyl arylamines using NH2/NH(alkyl)-O-(sulfonyl)hydroxylamines as aminating agents; the relatively weak RSO2O-N bond functions as an internal oxidant. The methodology is operationally simple, scalable, and fast at or below ambient temperature, furnishing arylamines in moderate-to-good yields and with good regioselectivity. It can be readily extended to the synthesis of fused N-heterocycles. PMID:27609890

  17. Aren't technological choices central to designing health systems?

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    Priya, Ritu

    2013-01-01

    This paper argues that delivery of technology-based preventive, promotive and curative care is one of the central tasks of any health-care system and therefore it forms one of the central pivots for rational structuring/re-structuring of a health-care system. The development of our public health system has, historically, adopted health technologies (HT) uncritically and thereby not explicitly developed institutional mechanisms to assess them for rational choice. Determinants of HT policy choices and structuring of a service delivery system based on that are discussed with examples of modern low cost HT, technologies of codified health knowledge systems other than the modern and local health traditions. Various forms of institutional structures for HT assessment and R and D using a comprehensive primary health-care approach are suggested. PMID:24351381

  18. Introductory Biology Labs... They Just Aren't Sexy Enough!

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    Cotner, Sehoya; Gallup, Gordon G., Jr.

    2011-01-01

    The typical introductory biology curriculum includes the nature of science, evolution and genetics. Laboratory activities are designed to engage students in typical subject areas ranging from cell biology and physiology, to ecology and evolution. There are few, if any, laboratory classes exploring the biology and evolution of human sexual…

  19. Supramolecular assembly-induced yellow emission of 9,10-distyrylanthracene bridged bis(pillar[5]arene)s.

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    Song, Nan; Chen, Dai-Xiong; Xia, Meng-Chan; Qiu, Xi-Long; Ma, Ke; Xu, Bin; Tian, Wenjing; Yang, Ying-Wei

    2015-03-28

    9,10-Distyrylanthracene has been introduced to bridge two pillarenes to form a dimeric host, which can assemble into a linear supramolecular polymer upon cooperatively binding to a neutral guest linker, exhibiting yellow fluorescence emission in solution and solid states. PMID:25383943

  20. NIH Abroad: Inspiring the Next Generation of Global Health Researchers

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    ... Global Health Researchers Fogarty scholar helps Zambians fight cervical cancer Medical student and Fogarty scholar Krista Pfaendler (right) assists with surgery on a patient with cervical cancer in Zambia. Photo courtesy of Krista Pfaendler An ...

  1. Transcranial direct current stimulation: five important issues we aren't discussing (but probably should be)

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    Horvath, Jared C.; Carter, Olivia; Forte, Jason D.

    2014-01-01

    Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a neuromodulatory device often publicized for its ability to enhance cognitive and behavioral performance. These enhancement claims, however, are predicated upon electrophysiological evidence and descriptions which are far from conclusive. In fact, a review of the literature reveals a number of important experimental and technical issues inherent with this device that are simply not being discussed in any meaningful manner. In this paper, we will consider five of these topics. The first, inter-subject variability, explores the extensive between- and within-group differences found within the tDCS literature and highlights the need to properly examine stimulatory response at the individual level. The second, intra-subject reliability, reviews the lack of data concerning tDCS response reliability over time and emphasizes the importance of this knowledge for appropriate stimulatory application. The third, sham stimulation and blinding, draws attention to the importance (yet relative lack) of proper control and blinding practices in the tDCS literature. The fourth, motor and cognitive interference, highlights the often overlooked body of research that suggests typical behaviors and cognitions undertaken during or following tDCS can impair or abolish the effects of stimulation. Finally, the fifth, electric current influences, underscores several largely ignored variables (such as hair thickness and electrode attachments methods) influential to tDCS electric current density and flow. Through this paper, we hope to increase awareness and start an ongoing dialog of these important issues which speak to the efficacy, reliability, and mechanistic foundations of tDCS. PMID:24478640

  2. Why aren't there more significant automated nursing information systems?

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    Zielstorff, R D

    1984-01-01

    This article answers the question posed in the title. The author maintains the following factors must exist if a significant computerized nursing information system is to prove successful in clinical settings: a) a strong leader whose training includes research and computer sciences; b) a "good idea" that is practical, researchable, and will attract support; c) a data base amenable to computer manipulation; d) adequate resources, including administrative support, money, hardware, personnel, and authority; and e) successful implementation of the system. PMID:6559855

  3. Why Aren't Identical Twins Linguistically Identical? Genetic, Prenatal and Postnatal Factors

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    Stromswold, Karin

    2006-01-01

    Results of twin studies clearly demonstrate that genetic factors play an important role in the rate of language acquisition and linguistic proficiency attained by normal and impaired children and adults [see Stromswold, K. (2001). The heritability of language: A review and meta-analysis of twin, adoption and linkage studies. "Language," 77,…

  4. These Aren't Your Father's Funny Papers: The New World of Digital Graphic Novels

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    Moorefield-Lang, Heather; Gavigan, Karen

    2012-01-01

    Due to the development of new 21st-century technologies, the world of children's and young adult literature is continually changing. For example, one of the fastest-growing multimodal formats that today's visually literate youth embrace is the digital graphic novel. Digital graphic novels are graphic novels produced on and/or accessed on some form…

  5. Students Aren't Just Data Points, but Numbers Do Count. Lumina Foundation Lessons, Winter 2008

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    Connell, Christopher

    2008-01-01

    "Lumina Foundation Lessons" is an occasional publication in which the Foundation shares the results of its grantees' work on strategies to increase student access to and success in college. This issue highlights the work of grantees at three distinct postsecondary institutions: Tallahassee Community College in Florida, Harry S. Truman College in…

  6. N.A.E.P.: Students Aren't Literate Enough.

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    American School Board Journal, 1987

    1987-01-01

    According to a National Assessment of Educational Progress report, most American school children have mastered reading and writing fundamentals without learning how to analyze, evaluate, and extend ideas they read and write about. To address this "surface understanding" problem, the report recommends literacy programs aimed at high risk…

  7. Appearances Aren't Everything: Shape Classifiers and Referential Processing in Cantonese

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    Tsang, Cara; Chambers, Craig G.

    2011-01-01

    Cantonese shape classifiers encode perceptual information that is characteristic of their associated nouns, although certain nouns are exceptional. For example, the classifier "tiu" occurs primarily with nouns for long-narrow-flexible objects (e.g., scarves, snakes, and ropes) and also occurs with the noun for a (short, rigid) key. In 3…

  8. Why There Still Aren't Enough Asian-American College Presidents

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    Saigo, Roy H.

    2008-01-01

    Nearly 10 years ago, the author wrote an essay for "The Chronicle" on the underrepresentation of Asian-Americans in academic leadership, especially in institutions and disciplines that have a high percentage of students and faculty members of Asian or Pacific Island ancestry. There have been changes over the past 10 years, but not so much for…

  9. NEW ARENE CIS-DIHYDRODIOL METABOLITES FROM B-BROMOSTYRENES. (R826113)

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  10. Effective Method for Micro-Patterning Arene-Terminated Monolayers on a Si(111) Electrode.

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    Yamanoi, Yoshinori; Kobayashi, Tetsuhiro; Maeda, Hiroaki; Miyachi, Mariko; Ara, Masato; Tada, Hirokazu; Nishihara, Hiroshi

    2016-07-12

    Microstructured electrodes are significant to modern electrochemistry. A representative aromatic group, 4-ferrocenylphenyl one, was covalently bound to a micropatterned silicon electrode via the arylation of a hydrogen-terminated silicon(111) surface formed selectively on a Si wafer. Starting from a silicon(100)-on-insulator (SOI) wafer, the aromatic monolayer was attached sequentially by spin-coating a resist, electron beam lithography, Cr/Au deposition, lift-off, anisotropic etching with aqueous KOH solution, and Pd-catalyzed arylation. Cyclic voltammetry (CV) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) are used to characterize the coupling reaction between 4-ferrocenyl group and silicon substrate, and to confirm performance of the final modified microsized electrode. These data show that this synthetic protocol gives chemically well-defined and robust functionalized monolayers on a silicon semiconducting surface with a small electrode. PMID:27328628

  11. Homophobia and Intimate Self-Disclosure: Why Aren't Men Talking?

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    Edgar, Timothy M.

    The argument has been advanced that in intimate self-disclosure sex differences occur with males being less intimately disclosive than females--especially to other males. The argument posits that males who have homophobia (a fear of sexual contact with members of the same sex) might view intimate self-disclosure as a homosexual act and thus avoid…

  12. Asymmetric hydrogenation of alkynyl ketones with the η(6)-arene/TsDPEN-ruthenium(II) catalyst.

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    Arai, Noriyoshi; Satoh, Hironori; Utsumi, Noriyuki; Murata, Kunihiko; Tsutsumi, Kunihiko; Ohkuma, Takeshi

    2013-06-21

    Enantioselective hydrogenation of alkynyl ketones catalyzed by Ru(OTf)(TsDPEN)(η(6)-p-cymene) (TsDPEN = N-(p-toluenesulfonyl)-1,2-diphenylethylenediamine) affords the propargylic alcohols in up to 97% ee. The alkynyl moieties are left intact in most cases. The reaction can be conducted with a substrate-to-catalyst molar ratio as high as 5000 under 10 atm of H2. The mode of enantioselection is elucidated with the transition state models directed by the CH/π attractive interaction between the substrate and the catalytic species. PMID:23738634

  13. When ingroups aren't "In": perceived political belief similarity moderates religious ingroup favoritism.

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    Hawkins, Carlee Beth; Nosek, Brian A

    2012-01-01

    Motivated thinking leads people to perceive similarity between the self and ingroups, but under some conditions, people may recognize that personal beliefs are misaligned with the beliefs of ingroups. In two focal experiments and two replications, we find evidence that perceived belief similarity moderates ingroup favoritism. As part of a charity donation task, participants donated money to a community charity or a religious charity. Compared to non-religious people, Christians favored religious charities, but within Christians, conservative Christians favored religious charities more than liberal Christians did. Experiment 2 demonstrated that the perceived political beliefs of the charity accounted for the differences in ingroup favoritism between liberal and conservative Christians. While reporting little awareness of the influence of ideology, Christian conservatives favored religious charities because they perceived them as conservative and liberal Christians favored the community charity because they perceived it as liberal. PMID:23251406

  14. Play and the Avant-Garde: Aren't We All a Little Dada?

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    Prager, Phillip

    2013-01-01

    Dada, an art movement that became well known in the late 1910s and early 1920s, challenged traditional notions of art and aesthetics. Dada artists, for example, tossed colored scraps of paper into the air to compose chance-based collages, performed sound poems devoid of semantic value, and modeled a headpiece fashioned of sardine cans. To most art…

  15. C-H Bond Functionalizations with Palladium(II): Intramolecular Oxidative Annulations of Arenes

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    Ferreira, Eric M.; Zhang, Haiming

    2008-01-01

    Oxidative annulations for the synthesis of carbocycles were developed using a catalytic palladium(II) system. Indoles with pendant olefin tethers were oxidatively cyclized to form annulated products. Electron-rich aromatic systems were also investigated, culminating in the synthesis of benzofurans and dihydrobenzofurans by a similar protocol. These reactions were demonstrated to proceed by an initial C-H bond functionalization event, followed by olefin insertion and β-hydride elimination. PMID:18587498

  16. Experimental and theoretical insights in the alkene-arene intramolecular π-stacking interaction.

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    Corne, Valeria; Sarotti, Ariel M; Ramirez de Arellano, Carmen; Spanevello, Rolando A; Suárez, Alejandra G

    2016-01-01

    Chiral acrylic esters derived from biomass were developed as models to have a better insight in the aryl-vinyl π-stacking interactions. Quantum chemical calculations, NMR studies and experimental evidences demonstrated the presence of equilibriums of at least four different conformations: π-stacked and face-to-edge, each of them in an s-cis/s-trans conformation. The results show that the stabilization produced by the π-π interaction makes the π-stacked conformation predominant in solution and this stabilization is slightly affected by the electron density of the aromatic counterpart. PMID:27559414

  17. "Inosaminoacids": novel inositol-amino acid hybrid structures accessed by microbial arene oxidation.

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    Pilgrim, Sarah; Kociok-Köhn, Gabriele; Lloyd, Matthew D; Lewis, Simon E

    2011-04-28

    Microbial 1,2-dihydroxylation of sodium benzoate permits the rapid construction of novel inositol-amino acid hybrid structures. Both β- and γ-amino acids are accessible by means of an acylnitroso Diels-Alder cycloaddition. PMID:21409268

  18. "Aren't These Boy Books?": High School Students' Readings of Gender in Graphic Novels

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    Moeller, Robin A.

    2011-01-01

    The author, a former library media specialist, often heard female students describe graphic novels as being "boy books" and sought to examine how a group of high school girls and boys read gender in three graphic novels. Through focus group and individual interviews, the participants indicated that they enjoyed reading graphic novels to varying…

  19. Kids Who Aren't Ready for Kindergarten May Suffer Long-Term Consequences

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  20. Frontal lobe trauma in the elderly. Personality changes aren't always dementia.

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    Massey, E W

    1989-09-01

    Changes in personality and behavior are fairly specific when they are caused by damage to the frontal lobe of the cerebral cortex. They are characterized by changes in affect and in emotional response and may be pseudopsychopathic, pseudodepressive, or a combination of both. Cognitive ability (eg, verbal fluency, maintaining attention, achieving goals) may also be diminished. Neurologic signs may include abnormal reflexes, increased or decreased motor behavior, and loss of ability to complete purposeful movement. If the damage is caused by trauma, treatment begins with care of the acute injury. Any resulting seizures should be treated with an anticonvulsant and the patient observed carefully for side effects. Another agent (eg, a stimulant, antipsychotic, tricyclic antidepressant) may be needed as well, depending on the individual patient, to restore as much psychological function as possible. Counseling of both the patient and the family is important to help them avoid some difficulties and frustrations that may accompany the change in personality. PMID:2771836

  1. The Assessment of Thoughtful Literacy in NAEP: Why the States Aren't Measuring Up

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    Applegate, Anthony J.; Applegate, Mary DeKonty; McGeehan, Catherine M.; Pinto, Catherine M.; Kong, Ailing

    2009-01-01

    The disparity between the results of state accountability tests in reading and the fourth-grade National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has left many educators dismayed and concerned. In this article the authors describe a comparison of assessment approaches evident in NAEP to the approaches taken in a sample of state tests. The authors…

  2. Seizures and Teens: When Seizures Aren't the Only Problem

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    Kanner, Andres M.; Shafer, Patricia O.

    2006-01-01

    Some teenagers with epilepsy only have to deal with seizures, which can be tough enough, but for other teens, seizures are not the only problem. Parents and caregivers often report changes in their teens' abilities to think clearly, learn in school, or remain focused in class. Mood and other behavioral problems may also be seen. It is critical…

  3. When Best Practices Aren't: A Schwabian Perspective on Teaching

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    Hlebowitsh, Peter

    2012-01-01

    The curriculum literature has much to say about the ecological fallacy embodied in the "best practices" movement. The work of Schwab anticipated much of it by reminding us of the dangers of trying to control classroom practices from afar, with the use of theoretical representations of classrooms that were, by definition, never fully like their…

  4. Adjectives That Aren't: An ERP-Theoretical Analysis of Adjectives in Spanish

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    Bartlett, Laura B.

    2013-01-01

    This thesis investigates the syntactic status of adjectives in Spanish through a crossdisciplinary perspective, incorporating methodologies from both theoretical linguistics and neurolinguistics, specifically, event-related potentials (ERPs). It presents conflicting theories about the syntax of adjectives and explores the ways that the processing…

  5. Cation-Induced Pesticide Binding and Release by a Functionalized Calix[4]arene Molecular Host

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    Luo, Li; Zhang, Xiaoyan; Feng, Ningmei; Tian, Demei; Deng, Hongtao; Li, Haibing

    2015-01-01

    Ion-controlled switchable progress is very important in many biological behaviors. Here, we reported K+-controlled switch, this switch system exhibited excellent carbaryl (G) binding/release by fluorescent (FL), ultraviolet-visible (UV) spectrums and 1H NMR spectroscopy. More importantly, the K+-controlled G binding/release switch based on C4C5 not only in the solution, but also on the surface, promising for the application for the pesticide controlled release. PMID:25757716

  6. Because Trucks Aren't Bicycles: Orthographic Complexity as an Important Variable in Reading Research

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    Galletly, Susan A.; Knight, Bruce Allen

    2013-01-01

    Severe enduring reading- and writing-accuracy difficulties seem a phenomenon largely restricted to nations using complex orthographies, notably Anglophone nations, given English's highly complex orthography (Geva and Siegel, "Read Writ" 12:1-30, 2000; Landerl et al., "Cognition" 63:315-334, 1997; Share, "Psychol Bul"l 134(4):584-615, 2008;…

  7. Why Aren't We Getting Through? The Urban Communication Crisis.

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    Midura, Edmund M., Ed.

    The ten articles in this book examine the causes and remedies for the apparent communication barrier between the urban poor and the rest of the nation. The articles, written by journalists, businessmen, and community leaders--both black and white, range from a broad based description of the communications behaviors of the urban poor, to attempts…

  8. Appearances aren't everything: shape classifiers and referential processing in Cantonese.

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    Tsang, Cara; Chambers, Craig G

    2011-09-01

    Cantonese shape classifiers encode perceptual information that is characteristic of their associated nouns, although certain nouns are exceptional. For example, the classifier tiu occurs primarily with nouns for long-narrow-flexible objects (e.g., scarves, snakes, and ropes) and also occurs with the noun for a (short, rigid) key. In 3 experiments, we explored how the semantic information encoded in shape classifiers influences language comprehension. When judging the fit between classifiers and depicted objects in an explicit ranking task, Cantonese speakers evaluated classifier-noun pairings solely in terms of grammatical well-formedness and showed no separate sensitivity to the shape features of objects. In an eye-tracking task (Experiment 2), we also found little sensitivity to shape classifier semantics during real-time comprehension. However, in a subsequent experiment in which referent objects lacked the prototypical features for their accompanying classifiers (Experiment 3), an influence of shape semantics was found in participants' incidental fixations to nontarget objects. We conclude that shape classifiers influence referential interpretation primarily through their grammatical constraints, consistent with the agreementlike nature of classifiers in general. The role of shape classifiers' semantics on processing is apparent only in specific circumstances. PMID:21574749

  9. Stimuli-responsive blue fluorescent supramolecular polymers based on a pillar[5]arene tetramer.

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    Song, Nan; Chen, Dai-Xiong; Qiu, Yu-Chen; Yang, Xiao-Yue; Xu, Bin; Tian, Wenjing; Yang, Ying-Wei

    2014-08-01

    A tetraphenylethene-bridged pillarene tetramer with aggregation-induced emission properties forms an A4/B2-type supramolecular polymer and a gel with a symmetric neutral guest linker, showing a remarkable fluorescence emission enhancement in solution and the solid state and a good responsiveness to temperature and solvent composition. PMID:24934882

  10. WHEN ISOTOPES AREN'T ENOUGH: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO CONSTRAIN MIXING PROBLEMS

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    Stable isotopes are often used as chemical tracers to determine the relative contributions of sources to a mixture. Ecological examples include partitioning pollution sources to air or water bodies, trophic links in food webs, plant water use from different soil horizons, source...

  11. When Pictures Aren't Pretty: Deconstructing Punitive Literacy Practices

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    Fisher, Teresa R.; Albers, Peggy; Frederick, Temmy G.

    2014-01-01

    Young children frequently tell visual stories, drawing pictures to record and share their thoughts, feelings and understanding. How and what young children describe through art, especially when written language is not an option, is the focus of this interpretive analysis. A series of pictures by John, a 6-year-old boy, were drawn across the…

  12. Donor-acceptor conjugated polymers based on multifused ladder-type arenes for organic solar cells.

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    Wu, Jhong-Sian; Cheng, Sheng-Wen; Cheng, Yen-Ju; Hsu, Chain-Shu

    2015-03-01

    Harvesting solar energy from sunlight to generate electricity is considered as one of the most important technologies to address the future sustainability of humans. Polymer solar cells (PSCs) have attracted tremendous interest and attention over the past two decades due to their potential advantage to be fabricated onto large area and light-weight flexible substrates by solution processing at a lower cost. PSCs based on the concept of bulk heterojunction (BHJ) configuration where an active layer comprises a composite of a p-type (donor) and an n-type (acceptor) material represents the most useful strategy to maximize the internal donor-acceptor interfacial area allowing for efficient charge separation. Fullerene derivatives such as [6,6]-phenyl-C61 or 71-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) are the ideal n-type materials ubiquitously used for BHJ solar cells. The major effort to develop photoactive materials is numerously focused on the p-type conjugated polymers which are generally synthesized by polymerization of electron-rich donor and electron-deficient acceptor monomers. Compared to the development of electron-deficient comonomers (acceptor segments), the development of electron-rich donor materials is considerably flourishing. Forced planarization by covalently fastening adjacent aromatic and heteroaromatic subunits leads to the formation of ladder-type conjugated structures which are capable of elongating effective conjugation, reducing the optical bandgap, promoting intermolecular π-π interactions and enhancing intrinsic charge mobility. In this review, we will summarize the recent progress on the development of various well-defined new ladder-type conjugated materials. These materials serve as the superb donor monomers to prepare a range of donor-acceptor semi-ladder copolymers with sufficient solution-processability for solar cell applications. PMID:25322211

  13. Data Integrity: Why Aren't the Data Accurate? AIR 1989 Annual Forum Paper.

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    Gose, Frank J.

    The accuracy and reliability aspects of data integrity are discussed, with an emphasis on the need for consistency in responsibility and authority. A variety of ways in which data integrity can be compromised are discussed. The following sources of data corruption are described, and the ease or difficulty of identification and suggested actions…

  14. Photobehaviour of di(phenylbutadienyl)arenes containing nitrogen and sulfur heteroatoms.

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    Marri, Elena; Galiazzo, Guido; Spalletti, Anna

    2004-02-01

    The photophysics and photochemistry of 1,4- and 1,3-di(phenylbutadienyl)benzene, and two analogues of the latter where the central benzene ring has been replaced by pyridine and thiophene rings, have been studied. The combined effects of the heteroatoms, the length of the olefin chains and the type of conjugation on the photobehaviour have been determined and compared with results previously obtained for the corresponding ethene derivatives. The conformational equilibria were investigated by selective photoexcitation: in the case of the 1,3 hydrocarbon and the pyridine analogues, the spectral properties of two rotamers are reported. PMID:14872238

  15. PREPARATIVE SUPERCRITICAL DEUTERIUM EXCHANGE IN ARENES AND HETEROCYCLES. (R825513C004)

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  16. Radical C-H arylations of (hetero)arenes catalysed by gallic acid.

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    Perretti, Marcelle D; Monzón, Diego M; Crisóstomo, Fernando P; Martín, Víctor S; Carrillo, Romen

    2016-07-12

    Gallic acid efficiently catalyses radical arylations in water-acetone at room temperature. This methodology proved to be versatile and scalable. Therefore, it constitutes a greener alternative to arylation. Moreover, considering that gallic acid is an abundant vegetable tannin, this work also unleashes an alternative method for the reutilisation of bio-wastes. PMID:26804947

  17. Resonance Energy of an Arene Hydrocarbon from Heat of Combustion Measurements

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    Kolesnichenko, Vladimir L.

    2015-01-01

    A simple experimental method for determination of the resonance energy by measuring the energies of combustion for two isomeric compounds, aromatic 1-tert-butyl-3,5-dimethylbenzene and nonaromatic trans,trans,cis-1,5,9-cyclododecatriene is proposed. Both compounds not only have the same molecular formula, but also contain the same number of sp2 and sp3 carbon atoms. After converting the obtained values into the gas phase heats of combustion and subtracting one value from another, the resulting mean resonance energy of 184 kJ/mol was obtained. The proposed method can be offered as an experiment for an undergraduate physical chemistry lab curriculum. PMID:26997668

  18. Why Aren't You Using the Phonics Workbooks? (When the Principal Asks).

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    Harp, Bill

    1989-01-01

    Asserts that reading and writing skill instruction should not be taught as a set of discrete steps with phonics workbooks, but instead should be based on examples taken from texts which children write and read. (MM)

  19. When the standards aren't standard: evidence-based medicine in the Russian context.

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    Geltzer, Anna

    2009-02-01

    This paper examines the uses of evidence-based medicine (EBM) in post-Soviet Russia through the use of semi-structured interviews. It asks what it means to talk about practicing evidence-based medicine in a setting where the context of practice presents considerable barriers to the implementation of EBM principles. Drawing on interviews with Russian physicians, medical students and users of the healthcare system, the paper argues that in post-Soviet Russia EBM serves as a strategic discourse for segments of the medical profession. With the collapse of the U.S.S.R. the healthcare system has been going through a period of crisis, and Russian physicians are finding that they have to redefine their professional identity with respect to the domestic and the international context and have to seek new sources for legitimizing their professional position. The western origins of EBM endow this rhetoric with considerable power in the Russian context and render it a very useful tool in the project of redefinition. PMID:19036489

  20. Ruthenium(II)-Catalyzed Decarboxylative C-H Activation: Versatile Routes to meta-Alkenylated Arenes.

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    Kumar, N Y Phani; Bechtoldt, Alexander; Raghuvanshi, Keshav; Ackermann, Lutz

    2016-06-01

    Ruthenium(II) bis(carboxylate)s proved highly effective for two decarboxylative C-H alkenylation strategies. The decarboxylation proceeded efficiently at rather low temperatures. The unique versatility of the decarboxylative ruthenium(II) catalysis is reflected in the oxidative olefinations with alkenes as well as the redox-neutral hydroarylations of alkynes. PMID:26996920

  1. Students Aren't What They Used to Be--and Never Were

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    Watson, David

    2010-01-01

    Taking as his cue the House of Commons Select Committee for Innovation, Universities and Skills inquiry into "students and universities," the author begins by addressing four "pathologies" in the current discussion of the student experience: nostalgia and selective memory; condescension and disappointment; moral panic and pulling up the ladder;…

  2. Chiral supramolecular polymers consisting of planar-chiral pillar[5]arene enantiomers.

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    Ogoshi, Tomoki; Furuta, Takuya; Yamagishi, Tada-Aki

    2016-09-14

    Supramolecular polymers with diverse chiralities were constructed by supramolecular polymerization of planar-chiral host-guest conjugates in pS and pR forms. Hetero-chiral supramolecular polymerization using a racemic mixture of host-guest conjugates with pS and pR forms afforded a supramolecular polymer with a larger hydrodynamic radius than that obtained through homo-chiral supramolecular polymerization of host-guest conjugates with either pS or pR forms alone. PMID:27510359

  3. Alternative Uses for Course Management Systems: They Aren't Just for Classes Any More

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    Ullmann, Jill

    2009-01-01

    Universities are quickly moving from brick and mortar toward online classroom settings. The online setting provides students with increased accessibility and flexibility to attend classes they would normally be unable to attend. Unfortunately, for those students who never attend classes on campus, many campus resources are not accessible. Students…

  4. "Chemokine receptors as therapeutic targets: Why aren't there more drugs?".

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    Solari, Roberto; Pease, James E; Begg, Malcolm

    2015-01-01

    Chemokines are a family of around 40 small proteins, which are secreted by a variety of cells, including structural cell types and leukocytes of the immune system. Chemokines bind to their specific 7-transmembrane G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and induce a variety of downstream signals which notably modulate polymerization of the actin cytoskeleton and thus drive cellular motility. Excessive or inappropriate release of chemokines is observed in many inflammatory diseases and so there has been a great effort in industry to target chemokine receptors. The large family of GPCRs regulate many physiological cellular processes and they have proved to be highly amenable to pharmacological intervention with small chemicals. Consequently GPCRs make attractive targets for drug discovery and indeed a large number of successful current therapeutics are either agonists or antagonists of GPCRs. The apparent lack of success with chemokine receptors has been frustrating and in this paper we discuss potential reasons for previous failures and also why there is considerable cause for optimism. PMID:25016087

  5. Eight Ways to Make Sure Substitute Teachers Aren't Baby-Sitters.

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    Drury, William R.

    1988-01-01

    Substitutes might never be as good as regular teachers, but they still can provide high-quality instruction. Suggestions include meeting with them as a group twice a year, principal and peer support, and development workshops specifically for substitutes. (TE)

  6. "So Why Aren't the French Ever Satisfied?"--Educational Rights for Franco-Ontarians.

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    Churchill, Stacy

    1978-01-01

    The problems of Franco-Ontarians are viewed in terms of the attitudes that English-speaking Canadians have toward francophones. Several problems on all levels of education are highlighted to illustrate the need of the French speaking population to have education in their own language. (JMF)

  7. Dynamic NMR studies of restricted arene rotation in the chromiu tricarbonyl thiophene and selenophene complexes

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    Sanger, M.J.

    1994-05-27

    This thesis contains the results of organometallic studies of thiophene and selenophene coordination in transition metal complexes. Chromium tricarbonyl complexes of thiophene, selenophene, and their alkyl-substituted derivatives were prepared and variable-temperature {sup 13}C NMR spectra of these complexes were recorded in dimethyl ether. Bandshape analyses of these spectra yielded activation parameters for restricted rotation of the thiophene and selenophene ligands in these complexes. Extended Hueckel molecular orbital calculations (EHMO) of the free thiophene and selenophene ligands and selected chromium tricarbonyl thiophene complexes were performed to better explain the activation barriers of these complexes. The structure of Cr(CO){sub 3}({eta}{sup 5}-2,5-dimethylthiophene) was established by a single crystal X-ray diffraction study.

  8. Amphiphilic p-Sulfonatocalix[4]arene as “Drug Chaperone” for Escorting Anticancer Drugs

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    Wang, Yi-Xuan; Guo, Dong-Sheng; Duan, Yong-Chao; Wang, Yong-Jian; Liu, Yu

    2015-01-01

    Supramolecularly constructing multifunctional platform for drug delivery is a challenging task. In this work, we propose a novel supramolecular strategy “drug chaperone”, in which macrocyclic amphiphiles directly coassemble with cationic drugs into a multifunctional platform and its surface is further decorated with targeting ligands through host–guest recognition. The coassembling and hierarchical decoration processes were monitored by optical transmittance measurements, and the size and morphology of amphiphilic coassemblies were identified by dynamic light scattering and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. In cell experiments to validate the drug chaperone strategy, the anticancer activities of free drugs were pronouncedly improved by coassembling with amphiphilic chaperone and further functionalization with targeting ligand. PMID:25761778

  9. Experimental and theoretical insights in the alkene–arene intramolecular π-stacking interaction

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    Corne, Valeria; Sarotti, Ariel M; Ramirez de Arellano, Carmen; Spanevello, Rolando A

    2016-01-01

    Summary Chiral acrylic esters derived from biomass were developed as models to have a better insight in the aryl–vinyl π-stacking interactions. Quantum chemical calculations, NMR studies and experimental evidences demonstrated the presence of equilibriums of at least four different conformations: π-stacked and face-to-edge, each of them in an s-cis/s-trans conformation. The results show that the stabilization produced by the π–π interaction makes the π-stacked conformation predominant in solution and this stabilization is slightly affected by the electron density of the aromatic counterpart. PMID:27559414

  10. Shades of Grey: Iapetus' Secrets Aren't Just Black and White

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    Jarvis, K. S.; Barker, E. S.; Vilas, F.; Owen, T.

    2003-01-01

    Until the Cassini mission flies to the Saturnian satellite Iapetus, we are limited to ground-based data and Voyager I and II flyby data to puzzle together the secrets of this moon that displays extreme albedo contrasts. Iapetus' leading side is carbon black with an albedo of 0.081; its trailing side is brilliant ice with an albedo of 0.41. Very few moderate-resolution visible/near IR spectra of Iapetus exist. New spectra of both the leading and trailing sides covering a wavelength range of 0.575 - 1.03 micron were taken in 2000. The new leading side spectra fail to match spectra of either Vilas et al. or Bell et al. in both inflections and slope (where slope is defined here as change in reflectance with changing wavelength). The new spectra do, however, appear to match Buratti et al.'s spectrum of the leading side.

  11. Extension's Role in Urban Education: Why Aren't We Involved?

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    Nelson-Smith, Kenyetta

    2011-01-01

    With education failing nationwide and economic restraints affecting both rural and urban educational institutions, Extension should be taking a more aggressive stance instead of operating in what has now become the way of Extension and "collecting numbers." Why isn't Extension more visible in the urban populations that reside in our own backyards?…

  12. Tucson Students Aren't Deterred by Ethnic-Studies Controversy

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    Zehr, Mary Ann

    2010-01-01

    In the midst of an attempt by Arizona's legislature and top education official to shut down ethnic-studies courses in the Tucson Unified School District, students at Tucson High Magnet School are flocking to the courses this school year. School district officials say enrollment in Mexican-American studies in Tucson Unified's 14 high schools has…

  13. So Why Aren't Counselors Reporting n=1 Research Designs?

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    Sharpley, Christopher F.

    2007-01-01

    There is a growing urgency for counseling to be evidence based. The n = 1 research paradigm offers counselors in the field an opportunity to evaluate their clinical casework and report this in methodologically rigorous form to their peers. Data from the past 20 years of the "Journal of Counseling & Development indicate" that n = 1 studies…

  14. Powerful fluoroalkoxy molybdenum(V) reagent for selective oxidative arene coupling reaction.

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    Schubert, Moritz; Leppin, Jana; Wehming, Kathrin; Schollmeyer, Dieter; Heinze, Katja; Waldvogel, Siegfried R

    2014-02-24

    We introduce the novel fluoroalkoxy molybdenum(V) reagent 1 which has superior reactivity and selectivity in comparison to MoCl5 or the MoCl5 /TiCl4 reagent mixture in the oxidative coupling reactions of aryls. Common side reactions, such as chlorination and/or oligomer formation, are drastically diminished creating a powerful and useful reagent for oxidative coupling. Theoretical treatment of the reagent interaction with 1,2-dimethoxybenzene-type substrates indicates an inner-sphere electron transfer followed by a radical cationic reaction pathway for the oxidative-coupling process. EPR spectroscopic and electrochemical studies, X-ray analyses, computational investigations, and the experimental scope provide a highly consistent picture. The substitution of chlorido ligands by hexafluoroisopropoxido moieties seems to boost both the reactivity and selectivity of the metal center which might be applied to other reagents as well. PMID:24478061

  15. Teacher Preparation and Diversity: When American Preservice Teachers Aren't White and Middle Class

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    Morrell, Jodene

    2010-01-01

    The majority of American educators are White, middle class, and female and most textbooks and articles about and for preservice teachers assume its readers reflect these characteristics. However, as the K-12 student population becomes increasingly diverse, so do the preservice teacher candidates at our Southern California public university. This…

  16. Loyal clients. Despite Arthur Andersen's indictment, healthcare companies aren't defecting.

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    Jaklevic, Mary Chris

    2002-03-25

    In contrast to about 50 defections by public companies, many healthcare clients of Andersen are standing by the troubled auditor--at least for now. Saying that it's too soon to judge, clients such as the Catholic Health Association are sitting tight to see what the fallout is from the Enron scandal before making any decisions. And even if many part ways with Andersen, there's a host of consultants to take its place. PMID:11951355

  17. Why Aren't All Children in the Nordic Countries Bilingual?

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    Skutnabb-Kangas, Tove

    1984-01-01

    Examines three Nordic bilingual programs: (1) immersion, where majority children with a high status mother tongue learn a second language; (2) submersion, where minority children with a low status mother tongue are forced to learn the majority language; and (3) language shelter, where minority children learn the majority language as a second…

  18. Coping With Bulging ChE Enrollments (Are You or Aren't You).

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    Beckmann, Robert B.

    1981-01-01

    Reports results of a survey of chemical engineering departments on the effects of increasing enrollments on financial support; instructional laboratory and research facilities; graduate assistant teaching support; student-faculty ratio and faculty workloads; and the individual department's assessment of its most critical needs. (SK)

  19. Youth Gangs Aren't Just a Big-City Problem Anymore.

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    Moriarty, Anthony; Fleming, Thomas W.

    1990-01-01

    Innercity students who enter a suburban school system often find themselves at a significant disadvantage, both academically and socially, and seek acceptance by flaunting gang symbols. Identifies 10 strategies for addressing the problems of gang influence in suburban schools, including involving transfer students and providing career counseling.…

  20. Cation-Induced Pesticide Binding and Release by a Functionalized Calix[4]arene Molecular Host

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    Luo, Li; Zhang, Xiaoyan; Feng, Ningmei; Tian, Demei; Deng, Hongtao; Li, Haibing

    2015-03-01

    Ion-controlled switchable progress is very important in many biological behaviors. Here, we reported K+-controlled switch, this switch system exhibited excellent carbaryl (G) binding/release by fluorescent (FL), ultraviolet-visible (UV) spectrums and 1H NMR spectroscopy. More importantly, the K+-controlled G binding/release switch based on C4C5 not only in the solution, but also on the surface, promising for the application for the pesticide controlled release.

  1. Gender, Confidence, Math: Why Aren't the Girls "Where the Boys Are?"

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    Caporrimo, Rosaria

    In the area of school mathematics, research has repeatedly indicated that males are far more likely than females to participate in and excel at the highest levels of achievement. Given the supposition of innate differences between the sexes in mathematical ability, as well as the existence of sociocultural differences, none of these variables…

  2. 2006 Automation Survey: The Systems Are Changing. But School Libraries Aren't

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    Fuller, Daniel

    2006-01-01

    This article presents the findings of the 2006 School Library Journal-San Jose State University Automation Survey. The study takes a close look at the systems that media specialists are using, how they are using them, and what librarians want from their future automation programs. The findings reveal that while respondents were satisfied with…

  3. WHEN ISOTOPES AREN'T ENOUGH: USING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO CONSTRAIN MIXING PROBLEMS

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    Stable isotopes are often used as chemical tracers to determine the relative contributions of sources to a mixture. Ecological examples include partitioning pollution sources to air or water bodies, trophic links in food webs, plant water use from different soil horizons, source...

  4. We aren't done yet: hydrological discovery based on new sensor systems

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    Selker, J. S.

    2012-12-01

    Telephones bristle with sensors, have continuous GPS location, and continuously send these data to the web. Fiber optics report temperature each second, each 0.1 m, for kilometers of cable (e.g., CTEMPS.org). Laser-ring down spectrometers provide near-continuous isotopic composition of water and atmospheric gases. Arduinos drift into space reporting images and sensor data for the price of a nice meal (in Switzerland). In short, the long-touted sensor revolution has officially arrived, and will soon be coming to a watershed near you. In this talk we will review the discoveries made in the last 5 years based on such sensor technology, identifying the salient sensor features which have led to success and challenges in adoption. Examples will be drawn from Senegal, Kenya, Switzerland, Israel, and the US. Based on these outcomes, we will provide strategic approaches to adoption of new sensing methods to support accelerated discovery in Hydrologic Sciences.

  5. Greener iodination of arenes using sulphated ceria-zirconia catalysts in polyethylene glycol

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    An environmentally benign method for the selective monoiodination of diverse aromatic compounds has been developed using reusable sulphated ceria-zirconia under mild conditions. The protocol provides moderate to good yields of aryl iodides in PEG-200 as a greener solvent. The cat...

  6. 1,3-Alternate Tetraamido-Azacalix[4]arenes as Selective Anion Receptors.

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    Canard, Gabriel; Edzang, Judicaelle Andeme; Chen, Zhongrui; Chessé, Matthieu; Elhabiri, Mourad; Giorgi, Michel; Siri, Olivier

    2016-04-11

    Six tetraaza[1.1.1.1]cyclophane derivatives bearing peripheral amide groups were prepared according to two distinct synthetic strategies that depend on the connection pattern between the aryl units. NMR experiments combined with the X-ray structures of two tetraamide derivatives 4 b and 10 show that these cavitands adopt a 1,3-alternate conformation both in solution and in the solid state. Consequently, the four amide groups of the aza[1.1.1.1]-m,m,m,m-cyclophane isomer 10 can contribute to the same recognition process towards neutral water molecules or anion guests. NMR experiments, mass spectrometry analyses and single-crystal X-ray structures confirm the anion-binding ability of this receptor. Absorption spectrophotometric titrations in nonpolar solvents provided evidence for the selectivity of 10 to chloride anions in the halide series, with a corresponding association constant Ka reaching 2.5 × 10(6) m(-1). PMID:26938487

  7. There aren't plenty more fish in the sea: a causal network approach.

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    Nikolic, Milena; Lagnado, David A

    2015-11-01

    The current research investigated how lay representations of the causes of an environmental problem may underlie individuals' reasoning about the issue. Naïve participants completed an experiment that involved two main tasks. The causal diagram task required participants to depict the causal relations between a set of factors related to overfishing and to estimate the strength of these relations. The counterfactual task required participants to judge the effect of counterfactual suppositions based on the diagrammed factors. We explored two major questions: (1) what is the relation between individual causal models and counterfactual judgments? Consistent with previous findings (e.g., Green et al., 1998, Br. J. Soc. Psychology, 37, 415), these judgments were best explained by a combination of the strength of both direct and indirect causal paths. (2) To what extent do people use two-way causal thinking when reasoning about an environmental problem? In contrast to previous research (e.g., White, 2008, Appl. Cogn. Psychology, 22, 559), analyses based on individual causal networks revealed the presence of numerous feedback loops. The studies support the value of analysing individual causal models in contrast to consensual representations. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed in relation to causal reasoning as well as environmental psychology. PMID:25597224

  8. Palladium-catalyzed intramolecular C-H arylation of arenes using tosylates and mesylates as electrophiles.

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    Nervig, Christine S; Waller, Peter J; Kalyani, Dipannita

    2012-09-21

    This paper describes a method for the palladium catalyzed intramolecular C-H arylation using tosylates and mesylates as electrophiles. The transformation is efficient for the synthesis of various heterocyclic motifs including furans, carbazoles, indoles, and lactams. Additionally, a protocol for the one-pot sequential tosylation/arylation of phenol derivatives is presented. PMID:22974229

  9. "But Aren't Cults Bad?": Active Learning, Productive Chaos, and Teaching New Religious Movements

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    Zeller, Benjamin E.

    2015-01-01

    This article considers the challenges inherent when teaching about new religious movements ("cults"), how successful instructors have surmounted them, and how teacher-scholars in other fields of religious studies can benefit from a discussion of the successful teaching of new religions. I note that student-centered pedagogies are crucial…

  10. New technology and partner notification--why aren't we using them?

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    Tomnay, J E; Pitts, M K; Fairley, C K

    2005-01-01

    Partner notification is crucial to the effective control of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and has not changed substantially over recent years. New technology for communication has been rapidly adopted in our communities but little work has been carried out about its role in contact tracing. Text messaging, emails and the Internet could be useful tools for both provider and patient referral but considerable ethical considerations are involved. Technology is available to help protect the basic tenets of confidentiality and privacy but more thorough exploration of these methods is required to establish efficacy and appropriateness in contact tracing. This research is important if we are to procure an evidence base for future contact tracing strategies rather than allowing these methods to become commonplace at the initiation of our clients. PMID:15705267

  11. When a Better Interface and Easy Navigation Aren't Enough: Examining the Information Architecture in a Law Enforcement Agency.

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    Hauck, Roslin V.; Weisband, Suzanne

    2002-01-01

    Describes two database systems in a law enforcement agency: one is a legacy, text-based system with cumbersome navigation; the newer system is a graphical user interface with simplified navigation. Discusses results of two user studies that showed personnel preferred the older more familiar system and considers implications for system design and…

  12. English as a "Lingua Franca" in the Linguistic Landscape of the Multilingual Resort of S'Arenal in Mallorca

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    Bruyel-Olmedo, Antonio; Juan-Garau, Maria

    2009-01-01

    English has become the "lingua franca" of international exchanges. This is reflected in sociolinguistic studies of linguistic landscape (LL) which tackle the coexistence of English with local languages (e.g. Backhaus, 2007; Cenoz & Gorter, 2006; Edelman, 2006), on occasion oppressed (e.g. Nino-Murcia, 2003). However, there is little research on…

  13. Oranges Aren't the Only Fruit. Ask a Gardner: Some Implications of the National Literacy and Numeracy Stategies

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    Byard, Kevin

    2004-01-01

    The introduction of the National Literacy and Numeracy strategies in U.K. schools is discussed in the light of Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. Although the core curriculum is evidently important, it is argued that the introduction of the national strategies has created a possible over-emphasis in these subjects at the expense of…

  14. STINGRAY: Time Series Methods For Astronomical X-ray Data That Aren't Fishy At All!

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    Stevens, Abigail; Huppenkothen, Daniela

    2016-03-01

    In much of the small X-ray timing community, the data analysis software is old, private, poorly maintained, and poorly documented, and we believe this will hinder the further development of the sub-field. With the advent of new timing missions like ASTROSAT and NICER, we want the community to have software that has a low entrance threshold and relatively small learning curve. We are in the early stages of developing Stingray, a general-purpose python package for timing and spectral-timing analysis of astronomical X-ray data, with the intent to expand to fast timing data in other wavelengths in the future. GitHub pull requests and issues are welcome! http://stingraysoftware.github.io/

  15. Why Procreative Preferences May be Moral - And Why it May not Matter if They Aren't.

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    Saunders, Ben

    2015-09-01

    There has been much argument over whether procreative selection is obligatory or wrong. Rebecca Bennett has recently challenged the assumption that procreative choices are properly moral choices, arguing that these views express mere preferences. This article challenges Bennett's view on two fronts. First, I argue that the Non-Identity Problem does not show that there cannot be harmless wrongs - though this would require us to abandon the intuitively attractive 'person-affecting principle', that may be a lesser cost than abandoning some more firmly-held intuition. But, even if we accept Bennett's claim that these choices are not moral, that does not show them to be mere personal preferences. I argue that there is a class of non-moral 'categorical preferences' that have much the same implications as moral preferences. If a moral preference for able-bodied children is problematic (as Bennett claims), then so is a non-moral categorical preference. Thus, showing that these preferences are not moral does not show that they are not problematic, since they may still be categorical. PMID:25655693

  16. Iron and Manganese Catalysts for the Selective Functionalization of Arene C(sp(2) )-H Bonds by Carbene Insertion.

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    Conde, Ana; Sabenya, Gerard; Rodríguez, Mònica; Postils, Verònica; Luis, Josep M; Díaz-Requejo, M Mar; Costas, Miquel; Pérez, Pedro J

    2016-05-23

    The first examples of the direct functionalization of non-activated aryl sp(2) C-H bonds with ethyl diazoacetate (N2 CHCO2 Et) catalyzed by Mn- or Fe-based complexes in a completely selective manner are reported, with no formation of the frequently observed cycloheptatriene derivatives through competing Buchner reaction. The best catalysts are Fe(II) or Mn(II) complexes bearing the tetradentate pytacn ligand (pytacn= 1-(2-pyridylmethyl)-4,7-dimethyl-1,4,7-triazacyclononane). When using alkylbenzenes, the alkylic C(sp(3) )-H bonds of the substituents remained unmodified, thus the reaction being also selective toward functionalization of sp(2) C-H bonds. PMID:27088627

  17. Palladium-catalyzed oxidative arylalkylation of activated alkenes: dual C-H bond cleavage of an arene and acetonitrile.

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    Wu, Tao; Mu, Xin; Liu, Guosheng

    2011-12-23

    Not one but two: The title reaction proceeds through the dual C-H bond cleavage of both aniline and acetonitrile. The reaction affords a variety of cyano-bearing indolinones in excellent yield. Mechanistic studies demonstrate that this reaction involves a fast arylation of the olefin and a rate-determining C-H activation of the acetonitrile. PMID:22076660

  18. Ru(II)-Catalyzed Direct C(sp(2))-H Activation/Selenylation of Arenes with Selenyl Chlorides.

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    Shu, Shiqi; Fan, Zhoulong; Yao, Qizheng; Zhang, Ao

    2016-07-01

    A new ruthenium catalytic system was developed for the construction of a C(sp(2))-Se bond with the assistance of directing groups. This protocol features mild reaction conditions, wider substrate scope, and convenient late-stage selenylation of bioactive molecules. PMID:27104776

  19. Palladium-catalyzed picolinamide-directed iodination of remote ortho-C−H bonds of arenes: Synthesis of tetrahydroquinolines

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    Nack, William A; Wang, Xinmou; Wang, Bo

    2016-01-01

    Summary A new palladium-catalyzed picolinamide (PA)-directed ortho-iodination reaction of ε-C(sp2)−H bonds of γ-arylpropylamine substrates is reported. This reaction proceeds selectively with a variety of γ-arylpropylamines bearing strongly electron-donating or withdrawing substituents, complementing our previously reported PA-directed electrophilic aromatic substitution approach to this transformation. As demonstrated herein, a three step sequence of Pd-catalyzed γ-C(sp3)−H arylation, Pd-catalyzed ε-C(sp2)−H iodination, and Cu-catalyzed C−N cyclization enables a streamlined synthesis of tetrahydroquinolines bearing diverse substitution patterns. PMID:27559375

  20. Palladium-catalyzed dual C–H or N–H functionalization of unfunctionalized indole derivatives with alkenes and arenes

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    Beccalli, Egle M; Fasana, Andrea; Gazzola, Silvia

    2012-01-01

    Summary This review highlights the development of palladium-catalyzed C–H and N–H functionalization reactions involving indole derivatives. These procedures require unactivated starting materials and are respectful of the basic principle of sustainable chemistry tied to atom economy. PMID:23209507