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  1. Stable four-pi-electron, four-membered heterocyclic cations and carbenes.

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    Ishida, Yutaka; Donnadieu, Bruno; Bertrand, Guy

    2006-09-12

    Replacement of halide from N-(haloboryl)formamidines for the weakly coordinating anion [B(C(6)F(5))(4)](-), using [Et(3)Si(toluene)](+)[B(C(6)F(5))(4)](-), induces a ring closure leading to the cationic four-pi-electron four-membered heterocycles [HC(N-2,6-diisopropylphenyl)(2)BR](+) [R = N(i-Pr)(2), Ph]. Subsequent deprotonation of the B-amino derivative affords the corresponding N-heterocyclic carbene, which has been isolated as yellow crystals. According to single-crystal x-ray diffraction studies, both the carbene and its conjugate acid precursor have a planar structure, with no pyramidalization of the ring atoms. The structural parameters indicate that the four pi electrons are mostly distributed over the N-C-N fragment with little involvement of the boron center, and therefore both types of heterocycles escape from antiaromaticity. However, considering the ring strain and the presence of the Lewis acid center, the thermal stability of the carbene (mp 98 degrees C without decomposition) is rather surprising. These results clearly suggest that the backbone of N-heterocyclic carbenes can be modified at will, without preventing their isolation. PMID:16950877

  2. Cationic Silica-Supported N-Heterocyclic Carbene Tungsten Oxo Alkylidene Sites: Highly Active and Stable Catalysts for Olefin Metathesis.

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    Pucino, Margherita; Mougel, Victor; Schowner, Roman; Fedorov, Alexey; Buchmeiser, Michael R; Copéret, Christophe

    2016-03-18

    Designing supported alkene metathesis catalysts with high activity and stability is still a challenge, despite significant advances in the last years. Described herein is the combination of strong σ-donating N-heterocyclic carbene ligands with weak σ-donating surface silanolates and cationic tungsten sites leading to highly active and stable alkene metathesis catalysts. These well-defined silica-supported catalysts, [(≡SiO)W(=O)(=CHCMe2 Ph)(IMes)(OTf)] and [(≡SiO)W(=O)(=CHCMe2 Ph)(IMes)(+) ][B(Ar(F) )4 (-) ] [IMes=1,3-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)-imidazol-2-ylidene, B(Ar(F) )4 =B(3,5-(CF3 )2 C6 H3 )4 ] catalyze alkene metathesis, and the cationic species display unprecedented activity for a broad range of substrates, especially for terminal olefins with turnover numbers above 1.2 million for propene. PMID:26928967

  3. Multielectron transfer at heme-functionalized nanocrystalline TiO2: reductive dechlorination of DDT and CCl4 forms stable carbene compounds.

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    Stromberg, Jonathan R; Wnuk, Joshua D; Pinlac, Rachelle Ann F; Meyer, Gerald J

    2006-06-01

    Hemin (chloro(protoporhyrinato)iron(III)) was found to bind to mesoporous nanocrystalline (anatase) TiO2 thin films from dimethyl sulfoxide solution, Keq=10(5) M-1 at 298 K. Band gap illumination in methanol reduced hemin to heme and led to the appearance of TiO2 electrons, heme/TiO2(e-). Reactions of heme/TiO2(e-) with CCl4 or 1,1-bis(p-chlorophenyl)-2,2,2-trichloroethane (DDT) led to the formation of stable carbene products in greater than 60% yield. The spectroscopic data are fully consistent with a dissociative two-electron organohalide reduction mechanism of CCl4 and DDT to yield (protoporhyrinato)FeIICCl2 and (protoporhyrinato)FeIIC=C(p-Cl-phenyl)2 respectively. PMID:16771595

  4. Shape-Controllable Formation of Poly-imidazolium Salts for Stable Palladium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Polymers

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    Zhao, Huaixia; Li, Liuyi; Wang, Yangxin; Wang, Ruihu

    2014-06-01

    The imidazolium-based main-chain organic polymers are one of promising platforms in heterogeneous catalysis, the size and outer morphology of polymer particles are known to have important effects on their physical properties and catalytic applications, but main-chain ionic polymers usually generate amorphous or spherical particles. Herein, we presented a versatile and facile synthetic route for size- and shape-controllable synthesis of main-chain poly-imidazolium particles. The wire-shaped, spherical and ribbon-shaped morphologies of poly-imidazolium particles were readily synthesized through quaternization of bis-(imidazol-1-yl)methane and 2,4,6-tris(4-(bromomethyl)phenyl)-1,3,5-triazine, and the modification of their size and morphology were realized through adjusting solvent polarity, solubility, concentration and temperatures. The direct complexation of the particles with Pd(OAc)2 produced ionic polymers containing palladium N-heterocyclic carbene units (NHCs) with intactness of original morphologies. The particle morphologies have a significant effect on catalytic performances. Wire-shaped palladium-NHC polymer shows excellent catalytic activity and recyclabilty in heterogeneous Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction.

  5. Carbenes and Nitrenes

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    Coyle, J. D.

    1974-01-01

    Summarizes the general methods for carbene and nitrene formation and the reactions in which carbenes and nitrenes are involved such as their reactions with transition metal atoms, alkenes of aromatic compounds, and uncharged oxygen or nitrogen nucleophiles. (CC)

  6. Pyrido[1,2-a][1,2,4]triazol-3-ylidenes as a new family of stable annulated N-heterocyclic carbenes: synthesis, reactivity, and their application in coordination chemistry and organocatalysis.

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    Ma, Yajun; Wei, Siping; Lan, Jingbo; Wang, Jingzhi; Xie, Rugang; You, Jingsong

    2008-11-01

    General synthetic avenues to the pyrido-annulated triazolium salts with different steric and electronic properties have been developed. This architecture can be readily altered with different N-alkyl or aryl substituents at the N2 position of the triazole ring and modifications to the pyridine backbone. Deprotonation of the triazolium salts 12 with NaH led to formation of stable carbenes 11 at room temperature as clearly demonstrated through ESI mass spectra and by observation of the characteristic (13)C NMR resonance for the carbene carbon at delta = 202-208 ppm. In sharp contrast, treatment of these triazolium salts with K2CO3 led to dimerization of free carbenes 11. The dimeric enetetramine (11b)2 could react with elemental sulfur to deliver the corresponding thiourea 16 in toluene at 80 degrees C in good yield. A silver complex with the pyrido[1,2-a][1,2,4]triazol-3-ylidene is described, and the molecular structure of complex 17 was established by X-ray crystallography. The triazolium salts 12 turned out to be powerful catalysts in catalytic benzoin condensations and transesterifications at 25 degrees C. The catalytic activity was largely dependent on the steric and electronic nature of the R(1) and R(2) substituents of the triazolium salt. We rationalized that this type of triazolium-catalyzed benzoin condensations should undergo the "traditional" Breslow mechanism rather than the pathway of the dimer (11)2 as the real catalytic species. PMID:18844416

  7. Intramolecular cyclopropanation reactions of chromium (alkenyloxy)carbene complexes

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    Soederberg, B.C.; Hegedus, L.S. )

    1990-12-01

    Chromium (aryl)(alkenyloxy)carbene complexes underwent intramolecualr cyclopropanation reactions under mild conditions. Evidence for the intervention of metathesis/readdition and for twist' addition followed by {beta}-hydride elimiantion/reductive elimination was obtained. Carbenes of this class, sufficiently stable to isolate, underwent facile photochemical intramolecualr cyclobutanone formation. Molecular structures were determined by {sup 1}H and {sup 13}C NMR spectroscopy.

  8. Carbene generation by cytochromes and electronic structure of heme-iron-porphyrin-carbene complex: a quantum chemical study.

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    Taxak, Nikhil; Patel, Bhargav; Bharatam, Prasad V

    2013-05-01

    Carbene-heme-iron-porphyrin complexes generated from cytochrome P450 (CYP450)-mediated metabolism of compounds containing methylenedioxyphenyl (MDP) moiety lead to the mechanism-based inhibition (MBI) of CYPs. This coordination complex is termed as the metabolic-intermediate complex (MIC). The bioinorganic chemistry of MDP carbenes has been studied using quantum chemical methods employing density functional theory (B3LYP functional with implicit solvent corrections) to (i) analyze the characteristics of MDP-carbene in terms of singlet-triplet energy difference, protonation, and dimerization energies, etc.; (ii) determine the electronic structure and analyze the Fe-carbene interactions; and (iii) elucidate the potential reaction pathways for the generation of carbene, using Cpd I (iron(IV)-oxo-porphine with SH(-) as the axial ligand) as the model oxidant to mimic the activity of CYP450. The results show that MDP-carbenes are sufficiently stable and nucleophilic, leading to the formation of stable MIC (-40.35 kcal/mol) on the doublet spin state, formed via interaction between σ(LP) of carbene and empty dz(2) orbital of heme-iron. This was aided by the back-bonding between filled d(xz) orbital of heme-iron and the empty p orbital of carbene. The mechanistic pathway proposed in the literature for the generation of MDP-carbene (CH hydroxylation followed by water elimination) was studied, and observed to be unfavorable, owing to the formation of highly stable hydroxylated product (-57.12 kcal/mol). An intriguing pathway involving hydride ion abstraction and proton transfer followed by water elimination step was observed to be the most probable pathway. PMID:23560646

  9. Air-stable, convenient to handle Pd based PEPPSI (pyridine enhanced precatalyst preparation, stabilization and initiation) themed precatalysts of N/O-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbenes and its utility in Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction.

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    Ray, Lipika; Shaikh, Mobin M; Ghosh, Prasenjit

    2007-10-28

    Several new air-stable, convenient to handle and easily synthesized Pd based PEPPSI (Pyridine Enhanced Precatalyst Preparation, Stabilization and Initiation) type precatalysts supported over N/O-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC) namely, trans-[1-(benzyl)-3-(N-t-butylacetamido)imidazol-2-ylidene]Pd(pyridine)Cl2 (), trans-[1-(2-hydroxy-cyclohexyl)-3-(benzyl)imidazol-2-ylidene]Pd(pyridine)Cl2 () and trans-[1-(o-methoxybenzyl)-3-(t-butyl)imidazol-2-ylidene]Pd(pyridine)Br2 (), have been designed. Specifically, the Pd-NHC complexes, , and , were conveniently synthesized from their respective imidazolium halide salts by the reaction with PdCl2 in pyridine in presence of K2CO3 as a base. A new imidazolium chloride salt, 1-(benzyl)-3-(N-t-butylacetamido)imidazolium chloride () was synthesized by the alkylation reaction of benzyl imidazole with N-t-butyl-2-chloroacetamide. The molecular structures of the imidazolium chloride salt, , and the Pd-NHC complexes, , and , have been determined by X-ray diffraction studies. The density functional theory studies of the , and complexes were carried out to in order to gain insight about their structure, bonding and the electronic properties. The nature of the NHC-metal bond in these complexes was examined using Charge Decomposition Analysis (CDA), which revealed that the N-heterocyclic carbene ligands are effective sigma-donors. In addition, the catalysis studies revealed that the Pd-NHC complexes, , and , are effective catalysts for the Suzuki-Miyaura type C-C cross-coupling reactions. PMID:17928912

  10. Carbenes from ionic liquids.

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    Hollóczki, Oldamur; Nyulászi, László

    2014-01-01

    In the last decade an explosive development has been observed in the fields of both ionic liquids (ILs) as potential chemically inert solvents with many possible technical applications, and N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) as catalysts with superb performance. Since the cations of many ILs can be deprotonated by strong bases yielding NHCs, this two fields are inherently connected. It has only recently been recognized that some of the commonly used basic anions of the ILs (such as acetate) are able to deprotonate azolium cations. While the resulting NHC could clearly be observed in the vapor phase, in the liquid - where the mutual electrostatic interactions within the ion network stabilize the ion pairs - the neutral NHC cannot be detected by commonly used analytical techniques; however, from these ionic liquids NHCs can be trapped, e.g., by complex formation, or more importantly these ILs can be directly used as catalysts, since the NHC content is sufficiently large for these applications. Apart from imidazole-2-ylidenes, the formation of other highly reactive neutral species ("abnormal carbenes," 2-alkylideneimidazoles, pyridine-ylidenes or pyridinium-ylides) is feasible in highly basic ionic liquids. The cross-fertilizing overlap between the two fields may provide access to a great advance in both areas, and we give an overview here on the results published so far, and also on the remaining possibilities and challenges in the concept of "carbenes from ionic liquids." PMID:23539381

  11. Synthesis and Properties of Chelating N-Heterocyclic Carbene Rhodium(I) Complexes: Synthetic Experiments in Current Organometallic Chemistry

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    Mata, Jose A.; Poyatos, Macarena; Mas-Marza, Elena

    2011-01-01

    The preparation and characterization of two air-stable Rh(I) complexes bearing a chelating N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand is described. The synthesis involves the preparation of a Ag(I)-NHC complex and its use as carbene transfer agent to a Rh(I) precursor. The so obtained complex can be further reacted with carbon monoxide to give the

  12. Synthesis and Properties of Chelating N-Heterocyclic Carbene Rhodium(I) Complexes: Synthetic Experiments in Current Organometallic Chemistry

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    Mata, Jose A.; Poyatos, Macarena; Mas-Marza, Elena

    2011-01-01

    The preparation and characterization of two air-stable Rh(I) complexes bearing a chelating N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand is described. The synthesis involves the preparation of a Ag(I)-NHC complex and its use as carbene transfer agent to a Rh(I) precursor. The so obtained complex can be further reacted with carbon monoxide to give the…

  13. Carbene-mediated self-assembly of diamondoids on metal surfaces.

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    Adhikari, Bibek; Meng, Sheng; Fyta, Maria

    2016-04-21

    N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC)s are emerging as an alternative class of molecules to thiol-based self-assembled monolayers (SAMs), making carbene-based SAMs much more stable under harsh environmental conditions. In this work, we have functionalized tiny diamondoids using NHCs in order to prepare highly stable carbene-mediated diamondoid SAMs on metal substrates. Using quantum-mechanical simulations and two different configurations for the carbene-functionalized diamondoids attached on gold, silver, and platinum surfaces we were able to study in detail these materials. Specifically, we focus on the binding characteristics, stability, and adsorption of the NHC-mediated diamondoid SAMs on the metal surfaces. A preferential binding to platinum surfaces was found, while a modulation of the work function in all cases was clear. The surface morphology of all NHC-based diamondoid SAMs was revealed through simulated STM images, which show characteristic features for each surface. PMID:27074198

  14. Carbene-mediated self-assembly of diamondoids on metal surfaces

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    Adhikari, Bibek; Meng, Sheng; Fyta, Maria

    2016-04-01

    N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC)s are emerging as an alternative class of molecules to thiol-based self-assembled monolayers (SAMs), making carbene-based SAMs much more stable under harsh environmental conditions. In this work, we have functionalized tiny diamondoids using NHCs in order to prepare highly stable carbene-mediated diamondoid SAMs on metal substrates. Using quantum-mechanical simulations and two different configurations for the carbene-functionalized diamondoids attached on gold, silver, and platinum surfaces we were able to study in detail these materials. Specifically, we focus on the binding characteristics, stability, and adsorption of the NHC-mediated diamondoid SAMs on the metal surfaces. A preferential binding to platinum surfaces was found, while a modulation of the work function in all cases was clear. The surface morphology of all NHC-based diamondoid SAMs was revealed through simulated STM images, which show characteristic features for each surface.

  15. Steroid Derived Mesoionic Gold and Silver Mono- and Polymetallic Carbenes.

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    Frutos, María; de la Torre, María C; Sierra, Miguel A

    2015-12-01

    A two-step synthesis of gold mesoionic carbene complexes containing estrone moieties has been developed. The method uses the methylation of the triazole nucleus, followed by the treatment of the triazolium salt with Ag2O and transmetalation with [AuCl(SMe2)]. Mono-, bi-, tri-, and tetrametallic gold complexes can be obtained depending on the structure of the starting triazolium salts. Tetrametallic gold carbene embedded in a macrocylic stereoidal cavity containing four estrone nuclei has been also prepared. Additionally, the mono- and bimetallic silver carbene complexes containing triazole-steroid ligands have been isolated and characterized. These complexes resulted to be stable and have been characterized by spectroscopic and HRMS techniques. The gold and silver complexes having triazole-steroid ligands are unprecedented in the literature and the method reported here to access to these compounds is easy and efficient. Preliminary results regarding the catalytic activity of some of the gold-carbenes prepared in the insertion of diazoalkanes into alcohols are presented. PMID:26600185

  16. Gold Carbene or Carbenoid: Is There a Difference?

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    Wang, Yahui; Muratore, Michael E; Echavarren, Antonio M

    2015-01-01

    By reviewing the recent progress on the elucidation of the structure of gold carbenes and the definitions of metal carbenes and carbenoids, we recommend to use the term gold carbene to describe gold carbene-like intermediates, regardless of whether the carbene or carbocation extreme resonance dominates. Gold carbenes, because of the weak metal-to-carbene π-back-donation and their strongly electrophilic reactivity, could be classified into the broader family of Fischer carbenes, although their behavior and properties are very specific. PMID:25786384

  17. Ruthenium Vinyl Carbene Intermediates in Enyne Metathesis

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    Diver, Steven T.

    2009-01-01

    This review provides an overview of ruthenium vinyl carbene reactivity as it relates to enyne metathesis. Methods for the synthesis of metathesis-active and metathesis-inactive complexes are also summarized. Some of the early hypotheses about vinyl carbene intermediates in enyne metatheses were tested in the arena of synthetic chemistry and subsequently led to mechanistic studies. In these two areas, studies from the author's labs are described. There are still many unresolved questions in enyne metathesis that trace back to vinyl carbene reactivity. Hopefully this review will stimulate further investigation into vinyl carbene reactivity which should further refine our understanding of catalytic enyne metathesis. PMID:19590747

  18. Continuous-Flow N-Heterocyclic Carbene Generation and Organocatalysis.

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    Di Marco, Lorenzo; Hans, Morgan; Delaude, Lionel; Monbaliu, Jean-Christophe M

    2016-03-18

    Two methods were assessed for the generation of common N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) from stable imidazol(in)ium precursors using convenient and straightforward continuous-flow setups with either a heterogeneous inorganic base (Cs2 CO3 or K3 PO4 ) or a homogeneous organic base (KN(SiMe3 )2 ). In-line quenching with carbon disulfide revealed that the homogeneous strategy was most efficient for the preparation of a small library of NHCs. The generation of free nucleophilic carbenes was next telescoped with two benchmark NHC-catalyzed reactions; namely, the transesterification of vinyl acetate with benzyl alcohol and the amidation of N-Boc-glycine methyl ester with ethanolamine. Both organocatalytic transformations proceeded with total conversion and excellent yields were achieved after extraction, showcasing the first examples of continuous-flow organocatalysis with NHCs. PMID:26880372

  19. Lewis Base Catalysts 6: Carbene Catalysts

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    Moore, Jennifer L.

    2013-01-01

    The use of N-heterocyclic carbenes as catalysts for organic transformations has received increased attention in the past 10 years. A discussion of catalyst development and nucleophilic characteristics precedes a description of recent advancements and new reactions using N-heterocyclic carbenes in catalysis. PMID:21494949

  20. Computational Chemistry Studies on the Carbene Hydroxymethylene

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    Marzzacco, Charles J.; Baum, J. Clayton

    2011-01-01

    A density functional theory computational chemistry exercise on the structure and vibrational spectrum of the carbene hydroxymethylene is presented. The potential energy curve for the decomposition reaction of the carbene to formaldehyde and the geometry of the transition state are explored. The results are in good agreement with recent

  1. Computational Chemistry Studies on the Carbene Hydroxymethylene

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    Marzzacco, Charles J.; Baum, J. Clayton

    2011-01-01

    A density functional theory computational chemistry exercise on the structure and vibrational spectrum of the carbene hydroxymethylene is presented. The potential energy curve for the decomposition reaction of the carbene to formaldehyde and the geometry of the transition state are explored. The results are in good agreement with recent…

  2. N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalyzed Alcohol Acetylation: An Organic Experiment Using Organocatalysis

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    Morgan, John P.; Shrimp, Jonathan H.

    2014-01-01

    Undergraduate students in the teaching laboratory have successfully used N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) as organocatalysts for the acetylation of primary alcohols, despite the high water sensitivity of uncomplexed ("free") NHCs. The free NHC readily reacted with chloroform, resulting in an air- and moisture-stable adduct that liberates…

  3. N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalyzed Alcohol Acetylation: An Organic Experiment Using Organocatalysis

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    Morgan, John P.; Shrimp, Jonathan H.

    2014-01-01

    Undergraduate students in the teaching laboratory have successfully used N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) as organocatalysts for the acetylation of primary alcohols, despite the high water sensitivity of uncomplexed ("free") NHCs. The free NHC readily reacted with chloroform, resulting in an air- and moisture-stable adduct that liberates

  4. A Three-Step Laboratory Sequence to Prepare a Carbene Complex of Silver(I) Chloride

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    Canal, John P.; Ramnial, Taramatee; Langlois, Lisa D.; Abernethy, Colin D.; Clyburne, Jason A. C.

    2008-01-01

    We have developed a multistep inorganic synthesis experiment for our second-year undergraduate teaching laboratory that introduces students to modern organometallic chemistry. The ligands are prepared in two simple steps and the preparation of an air-stable silver carbene complex is accomplished in the third step. The students are introduced to…

  5. An overview of N-heterocyclic carbenes

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    Hopkinson, Matthew N.; Richter, Christian; Schedler, Michael; Glorius, Frank

    2014-06-01

    The successful isolation and characterization of an N-heterocyclic carbene in 1991 opened up a new class of organic compounds for investigation. From these beginnings as academic curiosities, N-heterocyclic carbenes today rank among the most powerful tools in organic chemistry, with numerous applications in commercially important processes. Here we provide a concise overview of N-heterocyclic carbenes in modern chemistry, summarizing their general properties and uses and highlighting how these features are being exploited in a selection of pioneering recent studies.

  6. Abnormal carbene-silicon halide complexes.

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    Wang, Yuzhong; Xie, Yaoming; Wei, Pingrong; Schaefer, Henry F; Robinson, Gregory H

    2016-04-14

    Reaction of the anionic N-heterocyclic dicarbene (NHDC), [:C{[N(2,6-Pr(i)2C6H3)]2CHCLi}]n (1), with SiCl4 gives the trichlorosilyl-substituted (at the C4 carbon) N-heterocyclic carbene complex (7). Abnormal carbene-SiCl4 complex (8) may be conveniently synthesized by combining 7 with HCl·NEt3. In addition, 7 may react with CH2Cl2 in warm hexane, giving the abnormal carbene-complexed SiCl3(+) cation (9). The nature of the bonding in 9 was probed with complementary DFT computations. PMID:26605692

  7. Metal-Ligand Cooperativity in a Methandiide-Derived Iridium Carbene Complex.

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    Weismann, Julia; Waterman, Rory; Gessner, Viktoria H

    2016-03-01

    The synthesis, electronic structure, and reactivity of the first Group 9 carbene complex, [Cp*IrL] [L=C(Ph2 PS)(SO2 Ph)] (2), based on a dilithio methandiide are reported. Spectroscopic as well as computational studies have shown that, despite using a late transition-metal precursor, sufficient charge transfer occurred from the methandiide to the metal, resulting in a stable, nucleophilic carbene species with pronounced metal-carbon double-bond character. The potential of this iridium complex in the activation of a series of E-H bonds by means of metal-ligand cooperation has been tested. These studies have revealed distinct differences in the reactivity of 2 compared to a previously reported ruthenium analogue. Whereas attempts to activate the O-H bond in different phenol derivatives resulted in ligand cleavage, H-H and Si-H activation as well as dehydrogenation of isopropanol have been accomplished. These reactions are driven by the transformation of the carbene to an alkyl ligand. Contrary to a previously reported ruthenium carbene system, the dihydrogen activation has been found to proceed by a stepwise mechanism, with the activation first taking place solely at the metal. The activated products further reacted to afford a cyclometalated complex through liberation of the activated substrates. In the case of triphenylsilane, cyclometalation could thus be induced by a substoichiometric (i.e., catalytic) amount of silane. PMID:26748420

  8. Chemiluminescence from arylcarbene oxidation: Phenylchlorocarbene and (2-chlorophenyl)carbene

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    Sander, Wolfŕam W.

    Chemiluminescence is observed in the thermal reaction of phenylchlorocarbene or (2-chlorophenyl)carbene and O 2, matrix-isolated in Ar. The chemiluminescence spectra closely match the phosphorescence of the corresponding carbonyl compounds. The reactivity of both carbenes towards O 2 is very different. Singlet carbene phenylchlorocarbene reacts thermally only slowly with O 2 up to 60 K. The oxidation products phenylchloroformate, benzoyl chloride and O( 3P) are mainly formed photochemically on irradiation of the diazirine precursor. Triplet carbene (2-chlorophenyl)carbene reacts readily with O 2 at cryogenic temperatures to give mostly 2-chlorobenzaldehyde- O-oxide. The carbonyl-O-oxide is photochemically easily cleaved to give 2-chlorobenzaldehyde and O( 3P). The reaction step leading to carbonyl compounds in their excited states is in both carbene oxidations the recombination of the free carbene and O( 3P).

  9. Direct estimate of the internal π-donation to the carbene centre within N-heterocyclic carbenes and related molecules

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    Andrada, Diego M; Holzmann, Nicole; Hamadi, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Summary Fifteen cyclic and acylic carbenes have been calculated with density functional theory at the BP86/def2-TZVPP level. The strength of the internal X→p(π) π-donation of heteroatoms and carbon which are bonded to the C(II) atom is estimated with the help of NBO calculations and with an energy decomposition analysis. The investigated molecules include N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs), the cyclic alkyl(amino)carbene (cAAC), mesoionic carbenes and ylide-stabilized carbenes. The bonding analysis suggests that the carbene centre in cAAC and in diamidocarbene have the weakest X→p(π) π-donation while mesoionic carbenes possess the strongest π-donation. PMID:26877795

  10. Early metal bis(phosphorus-stabilised)carbene chemistry.

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    Liddle, Stephen T; Mills, David P; Wooles, Ashley J

    2011-05-01

    Since the discovery of covalently-bound mid- and late-transition metal carbenes there has been a spectacular explosion of interest in their chemistry, but their early metal counterparts have lagged behind. In recent years, bis(phosphorus-stabilised)carbenes have emerged as valuable ligands for metals across the periodic table, and their use has in particular greatly expanded covalently-bound early metal carbene chemistry. In this tutorial review we introduce the reader to bis(phosphorus-stabilised)carbenes, and cover general preparative methods, structure and bonding features, and emerging reactivity studies of early metal derivatives (groups 1-4 and the f-elements). PMID:21321726

  11. Unusual solvation through both p-orbital lobes of a carbene carbon

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    Hadad, C. Z.; Jenkins, Samantha; Flórez, Elizabeth

    2015-03-07

    As a result of a configurational space search done to explain the experimental evidence of transient specific solvation of singlet fluorocarbene amide with tetrahydrofuran, we found that the most stable structures consist in a group in which each oxygen of two tetrahydrofuran molecules act as electron donor to its respective empty p-orbital lobe of the carbene carbon atom, located at each side of the carbene molecular plane. This kind of species, which to our knowledge has not been reported before, explains very well the particular experimental characteristics observed for the transient solvation of this system. We postulate that the simultaneous interaction to both p-orbital lobes seems to confer a special stability to the solvation complexes, because this situation moves away the systems from the proximity of the corresponding transition states for the ylide products. Additionally, we present an analysis of other solvation complexes and a study of the nature of the involved interactions.

  12. A simple route to phosphamethine cyanines from S,N-heterocyclic carbenes.

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    Binder, Justin F; Corrente, Andrea M; Macdonald, Charles L B

    2016-02-01

    Although salts of thiazolium cations are known, many readily prepared iodide salts have eluded spectroscopic and structural characterization; herein, data for a variety of such salts are reported. It has been demonstrated that thiazolium cations can be deprotonated to generate S,N-heterocyclic carbenes and their "electron rich olefin" dimers, but use of the former has been largely overshadowed by that of the more common N-heterocyclic carbenes. We report herein that the deprotonation of thiazolium iodides and their subsequent reaction with a conveniently prepared triphosphenium precursor grants phosphamethine cyanine cations with solid-state geometry and electronic structure unlike those of NHC-stabilized cations. Protection of the phosphorus atom in such ions with elemental sulfur provides an air- and moisture-stable dithiophosphinium salt. PMID:26536127

  13. Divergent pathways in the reaction of Fischer carbenes and palladium.

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    López-Alberca, María P; Mancheño, María J; Fernandez, Israel; Gómez-Gallego, Mar; Sierra, Miguel A; Torres, Rosario

    2007-04-26

    [reaction: see text] The Pd-catalyzed reaction of beta-arylaminochromium(0) carbene complexes produces by transmetalation the first isolated and X-ray structurally characterized bis-Pd(II) carbene complex, as well as other alternative reaction pathways, such as the oxidative addition-transmetalation sequence, not seen before in this chemistry. PMID:17385877

  14. Temporary intramolecular generation of pyridine carbenes in metal-free three-component C-H bond functionalisation/aryl-transfer reactions.

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    Nawaz, Faisal; Mohanan, Kishor; Charles, Laurence; Rajzmann, Michel; Bonne, Damien; Chuzel, Olivier; Rodriguez, Jean; Coquerel, Yoann

    2013-12-16

    Nucleophilic addition of pyridines to benzyne generates zwitterionic adducts that evolve by a rapid intramolecular proton shift to produce the corresponding pyridine carbenes, N-phenyl pyrid-2-ylidenes. In the presence of electrophilic ketones (isatin derivatives), the pyridylidenes can further react by an original bis-arylation reaction of the carbonyl compounds involving a formal pyridine C-H bond functionalisation. The overall transformation is an unprecedented three-component reaction featuring a carbene intermediate. The mechanism of this transformation was examined in detail by using both experimental and theoretical approaches. It was found that the generation of N-phenyl pyrid-2-ylidene from pyridine and benzyne is energetically favoured, and that the corresponding carbene dimer can also form easily. Under the three-component reaction conditions, the pyridylidene preferentially adds to the ketone group of the isatin derivative to produce a zwitterionic adduct amenable to an intramolecular aryl transfer reaction by a concerted nucleophilic aromatic substitution. This peculiar reactivity for a carbene was compared to possibly competitive known reactions of stable carbenes with carbonyl compounds, and the reaction was found to be under thermodynamic control. The reported method of generation of N-phenyl pyrid-2-ylidenes and their reactivity with carbonyl compounds unlock new perspectives in organic synthesis. PMID:24318271

  15. Latent ruthenium–indenylidene catalysts bearing a N-heterocyclic carbene and a bidentate picolinate ligand

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    Schmid, Thibault E; Modicom, Florian; Dumas, Adrien; Borré, Etienne; Toupet, Loic

    2015-01-01

    Summary A silver-free methodology was developed for the synthesis of unprecedented N-heterocyclic carbene ruthenium indenylidene complexes bearing a bidentate picolinate ligand. The highly stable (SIPr)(picolinate)RuCl(indenylidene) complex 4a (SIPr = 1,3-bis(2-6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazolidin-2-ylidene) demonstrated excellent latent behaviour in ring closing metathesis (RCM) reaction and could be activated in the presence of a Brønsted acid. The versatility of the catalyst 4a was subsequently demonstrated in RCM, cross-metathesis (CM) and enyne metathesis reactions. PMID:26425213

  16. Theoretical strategies toward stabilization of singlet remote N-heterocyclic carbenes.

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    Borthakur, Bitupon; Silvi, Bernard; Dewhurst, Rian D; Phukan, Ashwini K

    2016-06-15

    Theoretical investigations predict that the singlet states of ylide-substituted remote carbenes are significantly stable and comparable to those of experimentally known NHCs. They are also found to be strongly σ-donating in nature as evident from an evaluation of the carbonyl stretching frequencies (νCO ) of their complexes with the [Rh(CO)2 Cl] fragment. NICS and QTAIM based bond magnetizability calculations indicate the presence of cyclic electron delocalization in majority of the molecules. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:27010516

  17. New metathesis catalyst bearing chromanyl moieties at the N-heterocyclic carbene ligand

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    Suchodolski, Szymon; Wojtkielewicz, Agnieszka; Morzycki, Jacek W

    2015-01-01

    Summary The synthesis of a new type of Hoveyda–Grubbs 2nd generation catalyst bearing a modified N-heterocyclic carbene ligands is reported. The new catalyst contains an NHC ligand symmetrically substituted with chromanyl moieties. The complex was tested in model CM and RCM reactions. It showed very high activity in CM reactions with electron-deficient α,β-unsaturated compounds even at 0 °C. It was also examined in more demanding systems such as conjugated dienes and polyenes. The catalyst is stable, storable and easy to purify. PMID:26877801

  18. Annulated boron substituted N-heterocyclic carbenes: theoretical prediction of highly electrophilic carbenes.

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    Bharadwaz, Priyam; Borthakur, Bitupon; Phukan, Ashwini K

    2015-11-14

    Theoretical calculations were carried out to understand the effect of annulation on the electronic and ligand properties of boron substituted N-heterocyclic carbenes (B-NHCs). Annulation results in a decrease in stability as indicated by the calculated values of singlet-triplet separations and stabilization energies as well as HOMO-LUMO gaps. Annulated B-NHCs are found to be weaker σ-donors but better π-acceptors than the parent ones. The decrease in σ-donation ability and the increase in π-accepting ability are further supported by the calculated values of proton affinities, nucleophilicity and electrophilicity indices as well as (31)P NMR chemical shifts of the corresponding NHC-PPh adducts. Most of the annulated B-NHCs are found to have significantly enhanced electrophilicity than the other known carbenes. PMID:26455836

  19. Enantioselective N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed synthesis of indenopyrones.

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    Chen, Kun-Quan; Zhang, Han-Ming; Wang, Dong-Ling; Sun, De-Qun; Ye, Song

    2015-06-28

    The chiral N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed [4 + 2] cyclization of α-chloroaldehydes and arylidene indanediones was developed, giving the corresponding indenopyrones in good yields with high diastereoselectivities and enantioselectivities. PMID:26006112

  20. Rhodium-mediated stereoselective polymerization of "carbenes".

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    Hetterscheid, Dennis G H; Hendriksen, Coen; Dzik, Wojciech I; Smits, Jan M M; van Eck, Ernst R H; Rowan, Alan E; Busico, Vincenzo; Vacatello, Michele; Van Axel Castelli, Valeria; Segre, Annalaura; Jellema, Erica; Bloemberg, Tom G; de Bruin, Bas

    2006-08-01

    Unprecedented rhodium-catalyzed stereoselective polymerization of "carbenes" from ethyl diazoacetate (EDA) to give high molecular mass poly(ethyl 2-ylidene-acetate) is described. The mononuclear, neutral [(N,O-ligand)M(I)(cod)] (M = Rh, Ir) catalytic precursors for this reaction are characterized by (among others) single-crystal X-ray diffraction. These species mediate formation of a new type of polymers from EDA: carbon-chain polymers functionalized with a polar substituent at each carbon of the polymer backbone. The polymers are obtained as white powders with surprisingly sharp NMR resonances. Solution and solid state NMR data for these new polymers reveal a highly stereoregular polymer, with a high degree of crystallinity. The polymer is likely syndiotactic. Material properties are very different from those of atactic poly(diethyl fumarate) polymer obtained by radical polymerization of diethyl fumarate. Other diazoacetates are also polymerized. Further studies are underway to reveal possible applications of these new materials. PMID:16866530

  1. Poly(fluoroalkyl acrylate)-bound ruthenium carbene complex: a fluorous and recyclable catalyst for ring-closing olefin metathesis.

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    Yao, Qingwei; Zhang, Yiliang

    2004-01-14

    The synthesis of a fluorous olefin metathesis catalyst derived from the Grubbs second-generation ruthenium carbene complex is described. The air stable fluorous polymer-bound ruthenium carbene complex 1 shows high reactivity in effecting the ring-closing metathesis of a broad spectrum of diene and enyne substrates leading to the formation of di-, tri-, and tetrasubstituted cyclic olefins in minimally fluorous solvent systems (PhCF3/CH2Cl2, 1:9-1:49 v/v). The catalyst can be readily separated from the reaction mixture by fluorous extraction with FC-72 and repeatedly reused. The practical advantage offered by the fluorous catalyst is demonstrated by its sequential use in up to five different metathesis reactions. PMID:14709066

  2. Light and Temperature Control of the Spin State of Bis(p-methoxyphenyl)carbene: A Magnetically Bistable Carbene.

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    Costa, Paolo; Lohmiller, Thomas; Trosien, Iris; Savitsky, Anton; Lubitz, Wolfgang; Fernandez-Oliva, Miguel; Sanchez-Garcia, Elsa; Sander, Wolfram

    2016-02-10

    Bis(p-methoxyphenyl)carbene is the first carbene that at cryogenic temperatures can be isolated in both its lowest energy singlet and triplet states. At 3 K, both states coexist indefinitely under these conditions. The carbene is investigated in argon matrices by IR, UV-vis, and X-band EPR spectroscopy and in MTHF glasses by W-band EPR and Q-band ENDOR spectroscopy. UV (365 nm) irradiation of the system results in formation of predominantly the triplet carbene, whereas visible (450 nm) light shifts the photostationary equilibrium toward the singlet state. Upon annealing at higher temperatures (>10 K), the triplet is converted to the singlet; however, cooling back to 3 K does not restore the triplet. Therefore, depending on matrix temperature and irradiation conditions, matrices containing predominantly the triplet or singlet carbene can be generated. Controlling the magnetic and chemical properties of carbenes by using light of different wavelengths might be of general interest for applications such as information storage and radical-initiated polymerization processes. PMID:26771052

  3. γ-Silyl-substituted norbornyl carbocations and carbenes.

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    Creary, Xavier; Heffron, Anna

    2014-03-21

    endo-2-Trimethylsilyl-anti-7-norbornyl triflate undergoes solvolysis reactions 1.8 × 10(4) faster than 7-norbornyl triflate in CD3CO2D and 1.3 × 10(5) times faster in CF3CH2OH. The exclusive substitution products with retained stereochemistry point to a significantly stabilized γ-trimethylsilyl carbocation intermediate. The endo-2-trimethylsilyl-7-norbornyl carbene gives a major rearrangement product where the trimethylsilyl-activated hydrogen migrates to the carbenic center. This rearrangement product implies stabilization of the carbene by the γ-trimethylsilyl group. Isodesmic computational studies (M062X/6-311+G**) indicate that the endo-2-trimethylsilyl-7-norbornyl cation is stabilized by 16.2 kcal/mol and that the endo-2-trimethylsilyl-7-norbornyl carbene is stabilized by a smaller factor of 1.8 kcal/mol. By way of contrast, anti-7-trimethylsilyl-endo-2-norbornyl mesylate undergoes solvolysis in CD3CO2D only 2.6 times faster than endo-2-norbornyl mesylate and 9.4 times faster in CF3CH2OH. The substitution products have only partially retained stereochemistry, and significant rearrangements are observed. The anti-7-trimethylsilyl-2-norbornyl carbene gives a rearrangement product via 1,3-hydrogen migration of the C6 hydrogen, which is completely analogous to the behavior of the unsubstituted 2-norbornyl carbene. Isodesmic calculations show that the anti-7-trimethylsilyl-2-norbornyl cation is stabilized by only 3.2 kcal/mol relative to the 2-norbornyl cation, and the corresponding anti-7-trimethylsilyl-2-norbornyl carbene is stabilized by a negligible 0.9 kcal/mol. PMID:24548109

  4. A cyclic (alkyl)(amido)carbene: synthesis, study and utility as a desulfurization reagent.

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    McCarty, Zachary R; Lastovickova, Dominika N; Bielawski, Christopher W

    2016-04-01

    The synthesis and study of a cyclic (alkyl)(amido)carbene is described. The carbene was found to undergo C-H insertion at low temperatures, formed cyclopropenes upon exposure to alkynes, and facilitated desulfurization reactions. Spectroscopic studies revealed that the carbene is strongly π-accepting but retains a complimentary degree of σ-donating properties. PMID:27010415

  5. Cyclic (Amino)(aryl)carbenes (CAArCs) as Strong ?-Donating and ?-Accepting Ligands for Transition Metals.

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    Rao, Bin; Tang, Huarong; Zeng, Xiaoming; Liu, Liu; Melaimi, Mohand; Bertrand, Guy

    2015-12-01

    Cyclic (amino)(aryl)carbenes (CAArCs) result from the replacement of the alkyl substituent of cyclic (alkyl)(amino) carbenes (CAACs) by an aryl group. This structural modification leads to enhanced electrophilicity of the carbene center with retention of the high nucleophilicity of CAACs, and therefore CAArCs feature a small singlet-triplet gap. The isoindolium precursors are readily prepared in good yields, and deprotonation at low temperature, in the presence of [RhCl(cod)]2 and [(Me2 S)AuCl] lead to air-stable rhodium and gold CAArC-supported complexes, respectively. The rhodium complexes promote the [3+2] cycloaddition of diphenylcyclopropenone with ethyl phenylpropiolate, and induce the addition of 2-vinylpyridine to alkenes by CH activation. The gold complexes allow for the catalytic three-component preparation of 1,2-dihydroquinolines from aniline and phenyl acetylene. These preliminary results illustrate the potential of CAArC ligands in transition-metal catalysis. PMID:26457345

  6. Two Equilibria of (N-Methyl-3-pyridinium)chlorocarbene, a Cationic Carbene.

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    Cang, Hui; Moss, Robert A; Krogh-Jespersen, Karsten

    2016-02-11

    Equilibrium constants and the associated thermodynamic parameters are reported for the equilibria established between the cationic carbene (N-methyl-3-pyridinium)chlorocarbene tetrafluoroborate (MePyr(+)CCl BF4(-), 3) and 1,3,5-trimethoxybenzene (TMB) to form a carbene-TMB complex, as well as between carbene 3 and chloride ion to form the zwitterion, N-methyl-3-pyridinium dichloromethide (10). These equilibrium constants and thermodynamic parameters are contrasted with analogous data for several related carbenes, and the influence of the pyridinium unit in carbene 3 is thereby highlighted. Computational studies augment and elucidate the experimental results. PMID:26830199

  7. Carbene rearrangements in three-coordinate N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of cobalt(II) bis(trimethylsilyl)amide.

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    Day, Benjamin M; Pal, Kuntal; Pugh, Thomas; Tuck, Jessica; Layfield, Richard A

    2014-10-01

    The synthesis and molecular structures of the cobalt(II) N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes [(NHC)Co{N(SiMe3)2}2], where NHC = 1,3-bis(diisopropylphenyl)imidazolylidene (IPr) (6), 1,3-bis(mesityl)imidazolylidene (IMes) (7), and 1,3-bis(tert-butyl)imidazol-2-ylidene (I(t)Bu) (8), are reported. Complexes 6-8 are rare examples of three-coordinate cobalt NHC complexes. The steric congestion within the coordination environments of the cobalt(II) centers in 6 and 7 results in the longest Co-C(NHC) distances currently known. Investigating the thermal stability of 6-8, we have found that the steric congestion in 6 is such that heating the complex to reflux in toluene prompts a rearrangement from the normal, C2-bonding mode of the IPr ligand to the corresponding "abnormal" or mesoionic bonding mode. The rearrangement results in formation of [(aIPr)Co{N(SiMe3)2}2] (9), which is the first cobalt complex of an abnormal NHC ligand. The Co-C bond in 9 is 0.06 Å shorter than the analogous bond in 6, suggesting that, although the rearrangement occurs due to the spatial demands of the IPr ligand, there is also a thermodynamic driving force in terms of the Co-C bond. In contrast to the case for 6, complex 7 is stable with respect to the normal-to-abnormal rearrangement. Refluxing complex 8 in toluene results in activation of a tert-butyl substituent, which is eliminated as isobutene, followed by formation of the 1-tert-butylimidazole complex [((t)BuIm)Co{N(SiMe3)2}2] (10). PMID:25203858

  8. Unexpected ring expansion of an enantiopure imidazoline carbene ligand.

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    Pelegrí, Adela Sanchez; Elsegood, Mark R J; McKee, Vickie; Weaver, George W

    2006-07-01

    [reaction: see text] We report an unexpected ring expansion reaction of an enantiopure fenchone-derived imidazolinium salt during attempts to form copper complexes of the corresponding imidazoline carbene ligand. A N,N'-difenchyl piperazinone was formed in low yield together with the difenchyl-substituted five-membered urea. PMID:16805549

  9. Enantioselective N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed synthesis of trifluoromethyldihydropyridinones.

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    Wang, Dong-Ling; Liang, Zhi-Qin; Chen, Kun-Quan; Sun, De-Qun; Ye, Song

    2015-06-01

    The enantioselective N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed [4 + 2] cyclocondensation of α-chloroaldehydes and trifluoromethyl N-Boc azadienes was developed, giving the corresponding 3,4-disubstituted-6-trifluoromethyldihydropyridin-2(1H)-ones in good yields with exclusive cis-selectivities and excellent enantioselectivities. PMID:25933360

  10. Group 1 and 2 cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbene complexes.

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    Turner, Zoë R; Buffet, Jean-Charles

    2015-08-01

    The first examples of cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbene (CAAC) ligands bound to electropositive metal centres (K, Mg, Sr and Ba) have been isolated and characterised. Preliminary studies demonstrate that all complexes are active for polar monomer polymerisation under ambient conditions affording desirable hydroxyl-terminated telechelic polymers. PMID:26133112

  11. Fischer and Schrock Carbene Complexes: A Molecular Modeling Exercise

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    Montgomery, Craig D.

    2015-01-01

    An exercise in molecular modeling that demonstrates the distinctive features of Fischer and Schrock carbene complexes is presented. Semi-empirical calculations (PM3) demonstrate the singlet ground electronic state, restricted rotation about the C-Y bond, the positive charge on the carbon atom, and hence, the electrophilic nature of the Fischer…

  12. N-heterocyclic carbene catalyzed synthesis of oxime esters.

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    Enders, Dieter; Grossmann, André; Van Craen, David

    2013-01-01

    A triazolium salt derived N-heterocyclic carbene catalyzes the redox esterification reaction between α-β-unsaturated aldehydes and oximes. The resulting saturated oxime esters were obtained in very good yields for a broad range of aliphatic, aromatic and heteroaromatic substrates. PMID:23104187

  13. Fundamental spectroscopic studies of carbenes and hydrocarbon radicals

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    Gottlieb, C.A.; Thaddeus, P.

    1993-12-01

    Highly reactive carbenes and carbon-chain radicals are studied at millimeter wavelengths by observing their rotational spectra. The purpose is to provide definitive spectroscopic identification, accurate spectroscopic constants in the lowest vibrational states, and reliable structures of the key intermediates in reactions leading to aromatic hydrocarbons and soot particles in combustion.

  14. Fischer and Schrock Carbene Complexes: A Molecular Modeling Exercise

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    Montgomery, Craig D.

    2015-01-01

    An exercise in molecular modeling that demonstrates the distinctive features of Fischer and Schrock carbene complexes is presented. Semi-empirical calculations (PM3) demonstrate the singlet ground electronic state, restricted rotation about the C-Y bond, the positive charge on the carbon atom, and hence, the electrophilic nature of the Fischer

  15. Superior Oxygen Stability of N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Coated Au Nanocrystals: Comparison with Dodecanethiol.

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    Ling, Xiang; Schaeffer, Nicolas; Roland, Sylvain; Pileni, Marie-Paule

    2015-12-01

    The stability of Au nanocrystals (NCs) coated with different N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) or dodecanethiol (DDT) to oxygen-based treatments was investigated. A dominant effect of the ligand type was observed with a significantly greater oxygen resistance of NHC-coated Au NCs compared to that of the thiol-based analogues. NHC-coated Au NCs are stable to 10 W oxygen plasma etching for up to 180 s whereas the integrity of DDT-coated Au NCs is strongly affected by the same treatment from 60-80 s. In the latter case, the average size of the NCs (from 2.6 to 6.3 nm) and the method of synthesis have no effect on the stability. NHC-coated Au NCs were found to generate of a smaller quantity of ligand-derived species under molecular oxygen treatment, which could account for the increased stability. PMID:26550843

  16. The First Crystal Structure of a Reactive Dirhodium Carbene Complex and a Versatile Method for the Preparation of Gold Carbenes by Rhodium‐to‐Gold Transmetalation

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    Werlé, Christophe; Goddard, Richard

    2015-01-01

    Abstract The dirhodium carbene derived from bis(4‐methoxyphenyl)diazomethane and [Rh(tpa)4]⋅CH2Cl2 (tpa=triphenylacetate) was characterized by UV, IR, and NMR spectroscopy, HRMS, as well as by X‐ray diffraction. The isolated complex exhibits prototypical rhodium carbene reactivity in that it cyclopropanates 4‐methoxystyrene at low temperature. Experimental structural information on this important type of reactive intermediate is extremely scarce and thus serves as a reference point for mechanistic discussions of rhodium catalysis in general. Moreover, dirhodium carbenes are shown to undergo remarkably facile carbene transfer on treatment with [LAuNTf2] (L=phosphine). This formal transmetalation opens a valuable new entry into gold carbene complexes that cannot easily be made otherwise; three fully characterized representatives illustrate this aspect. PMID:26534892

  17. First direct observation of reactive carbenes in the cavities of cation-exchanged Y zeolites.

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    Moya-Barrios, Reinaldo; Cozens, Frances L

    2004-03-18

    [reaction: see text] Herein we report the first direct observation of reactive carbenes within the cavities of cation-exchanged Y zeolites. Chloro(phenyl)- and bromo(phenyl)carbenes were generated upon laser photolysis of 3-halo-3-phenyldiazirines incorporated within dry zeolites and the absolute reactivity of the carbenes was investigated as a function of counterbalancing cation and coincorporated quenchers in order to elucidate the behavior of these intermediates within zeolites. Product analysis performed upon thermolysis of the diazirine in Y zeolites yielded products that were identified as those derived from the carbene. PMID:15012055

  18. Generation and reactivity of simple chloro(aryl)carbenes within the cavities of nonacidic zeolites.

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    Moya-Barrios, Reinaldo; Cozens, Frances L

    2006-11-22

    A number of para-substituted chloro(aryl)carbenes are generated within the cavities of a series of dry alkali metal cation-exchanged zeolites (LiY, NaY, KY, RbY, and CsY) upon laser flash photolysis of the corresponding diazirine precursor. The absolute reactivity of the chloro(aryl)carbene is found to be strongly dependent on both the nature of the electron-donating and -withdrawing properties of the aryl substituent and the nature of the zeolite charge-balancing cations. The results strongly suggest that two opposing mechanisms for capture of the carbene can occur depending on whether the zeolite framework behaves as a nucleophilic reagent or an electrophilic reagent in its reaction with the carbene center. Hammett relationships for the decay of the carbene as a function of aryl substituent and zeolite counterion versus the sigma+ substituent parameter support a change in mechanism as the carbene center toggles between being electron poor and electron rich. For the electron-poor chloro(4-nitrophenyl)carbene, a framework adduct is proposed upon reaction of the nucleophilic [Si-O-Al]- bridge with the carbene center, and for the electron-rich chloro(4-methoxyphenyl)carbene, an adduct with the tight Li+ cation is proposed. PMID:17105293

  19. A different route to functional polyolefins: olefin-carbene copolymerisation.

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    Franssen, Nicole M G; Reek, Joost N H; de Bruin, Bas

    2013-07-01

    Copolymerisation of carbenes and olefins (ethene), mediated by Rh-based catalyst precursors, is presented as a new, proof-of-concept methodology for the controlled synthesis of functional polymers. The reactions studied show that olefin-carbene polymerisation reactions provide a viable alternative to more traditional olefin polymerization techniques. Rh(III)-catalyst precursors, while active in the homopolymerisation of either olefins or carbenes, proved to be virtually inactive in olefin-carbene copolymerization. Conversely, the use of Rh(I)(cod) catalyst precursors allows the synthesis of high molecular-weight, highly functionalized copolymers. The reactions yield a mixture of copolymers and some carbene homopolymers, which proved to be difficult to separate. Polyethylene was not formed under the applied reaction conditions. The average ethene content in this mixture could be increased up to 11%, although analysis of the mixture revealed that the ethene content in fractions of the copolymer mixture can be as high as 70%. Attempts to increase the ethene content by increasing the ethene pressure unexpectedly led to lower average ethene contents, which is most likely due to changes in the ratio of copolymers vs. carbene homopolymer. This behaviour is most likely a result of the reactivity difference of different active Rh-species formed under the applied reaction conditions. Apparently, higher ethene concentrations slow down the copolymerisation process (mediated by yet unidentified Rh-species) compared to the formation of homopolymers (mediated by different Rh-catalysts; most likely (allyl)Rh(III)-alkyl species), thereby changing the product ratio in favour of the homopolymer. The average ethene content in the copolymer mixture therefore decreases, while the ethene content within the copolymer fraction has likely increased at higher ethene concentrations (but simply less copolymer is formed). The obtained copolymers exhibit a blocky microstructure, with the functional blocks being highly stereoregular. Branching does occur and the functional groups are present in the polymer backbone as well as at the branches. Formation of copolymers was confirmed by Maldi-ToF analysis, which revealed incorporation of several ethene units into the copolymers. PMID:23361412

  20. The Depolymerization of Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) (PET) Using N-Heterocyclic Carbenes from Ionic Liquids

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    Kamber, Nahrain E.; Tsujii, Yasuhito; Keets, Kate; Waymouth, Robert M.; Pratt, Russell C.; Nyce, Gregory W.; Hedrick, James L.

    2010-01-01

    The depolymerization of the plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE) is described in this laboratory procedure. The transesterification reaction used to depolymerize PET employs a highly efficient N-heterocyclic carbene catalyst derived from a commercially available imidazolium ionic liquid. N-heterocyclic carbenes are potent nucleophilic…

  1. The Depolymerization of Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) (PET) Using N-Heterocyclic Carbenes from Ionic Liquids

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    Kamber, Nahrain E.; Tsujii, Yasuhito; Keets, Kate; Waymouth, Robert M.; Pratt, Russell C.; Nyce, Gregory W.; Hedrick, James L.

    2010-01-01

    The depolymerization of the plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE) is described in this laboratory procedure. The transesterification reaction used to depolymerize PET employs a highly efficient N-heterocyclic carbene catalyst derived from a commercially available imidazolium ionic liquid. N-heterocyclic carbenes are potent nucleophilic

  2. "Decarbonization" of an imino N-heterocyclic carbene via triple benzyl migration from hafnium

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    An imino N-heterocyclic carbene underwent three sequential benzyl migrations upon reaction with tetrabenzylhafnium, resulting in complete removal of the carbene carbon from the ligand. The resulting eneamido-amidinato hafnium complex showed alkene polymerization activity comparable to that of a prec...

  3. Organometallic rhenium(III) chalcogenide clusters: coordination of N-heterocyclic carbenes.

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    Durham, Jessica L; Wilson, Wade B; Huh, Daniel N; McDonald, Robert; Szczepura, Lisa F

    2015-07-01

    The preparation of rhenium based octahedral clusters containing N-heterocyclic carbenes is described. These represent the first examples of [M6(μ3-Q)8](n+) or [M6(μ3-X)8](n+) clusters to contain a carbene ligand of any type (NHC, Fischer or Schrock). Surprisingly, the NHC ligands attenuate their luminescent properties. PMID:26041404

  4. Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of a Uranium(VI) Carbene Imido Oxo Complex**

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    Lu, Erli; Cooper, Oliver J; McMaster, Jonathan; Tuna, Floriana; McInnes, Eric J L; Lewis, William; Blake, Alexander J; Liddle, Stephen T

    2014-01-01

    We report the uranium(VI) carbene imido oxo complex [U(BIPMTMS)(NMes)(O)(DMAP)2] (5, BIPMTMS=C(PPh2NSiMe3)2; Mes=2,4,6-Me3C6H2; DMAP=4-(dimethylamino)pyridine) which exhibits the unprecedented arrangement of three formal multiply bonded ligands to one metal center where the coordinated heteroatoms derive from different element groups. This complex was prepared by incorporation of carbene, imido, and then oxo groups at the uranium center by salt elimination, protonolysis, and two-electron oxidation, respectively. The oxo and imido groups adopt axial positions in a T-shaped motif with respect to the carbene, which is consistent with an inverse trans-influence. Complex 5 reacts with tert-butylisocyanate at the imido rather than carbene group to afford the uranyl(VI) carbene complex [U(BIPMTMS)(O)2(DMAP)2] (6). PMID:24842784

  5. Stabilization of cyclic and acyclic carbon(0) compounds by differential coordination of heterocyclic carbenes: a theoretical assessment.

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    Phukan, Ashwini K; Guha, Ankur Kanti

    2012-08-01

    Recently, donor stabilized divalent carbon(0) compounds have undergone intense experimental and theoretical investigation due to their strong electron rich character. In this Article, some new cyclic and acyclic carbon(0) compounds stabilized by differential coordination modes (such as abnormal, remote and a mixture of both) of N-heterocyclic carbenes are studied theoretically. The cyclic carbon(0) compounds proposed in this study are unusual in the sense that they contain a five membered ring consisting of only carbon atoms with a central carbon atom in the formal oxidation state of zero. All these compounds are found to be very strong nucleophiles which might have wide implications in catalysis. Calculation of first proton affinities of these molecules reveal that they are better ? donors than the carbon(0) compound supported by normal N-heterocyclic carbenes. Quantum chemical calculations indicate that these molecules possess very high donor-acceptor L ? C bond strengths and are thermodynamically stable. Calculation of the bond dissociation energies for the complexation of one and two molecules of AuCl indicates the possible isolation of their gem dimetalated derivatives. PMID:22717622

  6. Methanol dehydrogenation by iridium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes.

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    Campos, Jesús; Sharninghausen, Liam S; Manas, Michael G; Crabtree, Robert H

    2015-06-01

    A series of homogeneous iridium bis(N-heterocyclic carbene) catalysts are active for three transformations involving dehydrogenative methanol activation: acceptorless dehydrogenation, transfer hydrogenation, and amine monoalkylation. The acceptorless dehydrogenation reaction requires base, yielding formate and carbonate, as well as 2-3 equivalents of H2. Of the few homogeneous systems known for this reaction, our catalysts tolerate air and employ simple ligands. Transfer hydrogenation of ketones and imines from methanol is also possible. Finally, N-monomethylation of anilines occurs through a "borrowing hydrogen" reaction. Notably, this reaction is highly selective for the monomethylated product. PMID:25615426

  7. Isolation of a non-heteroatom-stabilized gold-carbene complex.

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    Hussong, Matthias W; Rominger, Frank; Krämer, Petra; Straub, Bernd F

    2014-08-25

    Gold-carbene complexes are essential intermediates in many gold-catalyzed organic-synthetic transformations. While gold-carbene complexes with direct, vinylogous, or phenylogous heteroatom substitution have been synthesized and characterized, the observation in the condensed phase of electronically non-stabilized gold-carbenes has so far remained elusive. The sterically extremely shielded, emerald-green complex [IPr**Au=CMes2](+)[NTf2](-) has now been synthesized, isolated, and fully characterized. Its absorption maximum at 642 nm, in contrast to 528 nm of the red-purple carbocation [Mes2CH](+), clearly demonstrates that gold is more than just a "soft proton". PMID:24953223

  8. Protein Footprinting by Carbenes on a Fast Photochemical Oxidation of Proteins (FPOP) Platform.

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    Zhang, Bojie; Rempel, Don L; Gross, Michael L

    2016-03-01

    Protein footprinting combined with mass spectrometry provides a method to study protein structures and interactions. To improve further current protein footprinting methods, we adapted the fast photochemical oxidation of proteins (FPOP) platform to utilize carbenes as the footprinting reagent. A Nd-YAG laser provides 355 nm laser for carbene generation in situ from photoleucine as the carbene precursor in a flow system with calmodulin as the test protein. Reversed-phase liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry is appropriate to analyze the modifications produced in this footprinting. By comparing the modification extent of apo and holo calmodulin on the peptide level, we can resolve different structural domains of the protein. Carbene footprinting in a flow system is promising. Graphical Abstract ?. PMID:26679355

  9. Highly enantioselective [4 + 2] cyclization of chloroaldehydes and 1-azadienes catalyzed by N-heterocyclic carbenes.

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    Jian, Teng-Yue; Sun, Li-Hui; Ye, Song

    2012-11-14

    Highly functionalized dihydropyridinones were synthesized via the N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed enantioselective [4 + 2] annulation of α-chloroaldehydes and azadienes. Hydrogenation of the resulted dihydropyridinones afforded the corresponding piperidinones with high enantiopurity. PMID:23023792

  10. Protein Footprinting by Carbenes on a Fast Photochemical Oxidation of Proteins (FPOP) Platform

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    Zhang, Bojie; Rempel, Don L.; Gross, Michael L.

    2016-03-01

    Protein footprinting combined with mass spectrometry provides a method to study protein structures and interactions. To improve further current protein footprinting methods, we adapted the fast photochemical oxidation of proteins (FPOP) platform to utilize carbenes as the footprinting reagent. A Nd-YAG laser provides 355 nm laser for carbene generation in situ from photoleucine as the carbene precursor in a flow system with calmodulin as the test protein. Reversed-phase liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry is appropriate to analyze the modifications produced in this footprinting. By comparing the modification extent of apo and holo calmodulin on the peptide level, we can resolve different structural domains of the protein. Carbene footprinting in a flow system is promising.

  11. Protein Footprinting by Carbenes on a Fast Photochemical Oxidation of Proteins (FPOP) Platform

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    Zhang, Bojie; Rempel, Don L.; Gross, Michael L.

    2015-12-01

    Protein footprinting combined with mass spectrometry provides a method to study protein structures and interactions. To improve further current protein footprinting methods, we adapted the fast photochemical oxidation of proteins (FPOP) platform to utilize carbenes as the footprinting reagent. A Nd-YAG laser provides 355 nm laser for carbene generation in situ from photoleucine as the carbene precursor in a flow system with calmodulin as the test protein. Reversed-phase liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry is appropriate to analyze the modifications produced in this footprinting. By comparing the modification extent of apo and holo calmodulin on the peptide level, we can resolve different structural domains of the protein. Carbene footprinting in a flow system is promising.

  12. Copper-Carbene Intermediates in the Copper-Catalyzed Functionalization of O-H Bonds.

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    Pereira, Ana; Champouret, Yohan; Martín, Carmen; Álvarez, Eleuterio; Etienne, Michel; Belderraín, Tomás R; Pérez, Pedro J

    2015-06-26

    Copper-carbene [Tp(x)Cu=C(Ph)(CO2Et)] and copper-diazo adducts [Tp(x)Cu{η(1)-N2C(Ph)(CO2Et)}] have been detected and characterized in the context of the catalytic functionalization of O-H bonds through carbene insertion by using N2=C(Ph)(CO2Et) as the carbene source. These are the first examples of these type of complexes in which the copper center bears a tridentate ligand and displays a tetrahedral geometry. The relevance of these complexes in the catalytic cycle has been assessed by NMR spectroscopy, and kinetic studies have demonstrated that the N-bound diazo adduct is a dormant species and is not en route to the formation of the copper-carbene intermediate. PMID:26014686

  13. Improving Grubbs' II type ruthenium catalysts by appropriately modifying the N-heterocyclic carbene ligand.

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    Vieille-Petit, Ludovic; Luan, Xinjun; Gatti, Michele; Blumentritt, Sascha; Linden, Anthony; Clavier, Hervé; Nolan, Steven P; Dorta, Reto

    2009-07-01

    The introduction of N-heterocyclic carbene ligands that incorporate correctly substituted naphthyl side chains leads to increased activity and stability in second generation ruthenium metathesis catalysts. PMID:19557281

  14. Gold-Catalyzed Reactions via Cyclopropyl Gold Carbene-like Intermediates

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    2015-01-01

    Cycloisomerizations of 1,n-enynes catalyzed by gold(I) proceed via electrophilic species with a highly distorted cyclopropyl gold(I) carbene-like structure, which can react with different nucleophiles to form a wide variety of products by attack at the cyclopropane or the carbene carbons. Particularly important are reactions in which the gold(I) carbene reacts with alkenes to form cyclopropanes either intra- or intermolecularly. In the absence of nucleophiles, 1,n-enynes lead to a variety of cycloisomerized products including those resulting from skeletal rearrangements. Reactions proceeding through cyclopropyl gold(I) carbene-like intermediates are ideally suited for the bioinspired synthesis of terpenoid natural products by the selective activation of the alkyne in highly functionalized enynes or polyenynes. PMID:26061916

  15. Chromium-53 nuclear magnetic resonance studies of pentacarbonylchromium-carbene complexes

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    Hafner, A.; Hegedus, L.S.; DeWeck, G.; Hawkins, B. ); Doetz, K.H. )

    1988-12-07

    The {sup 53}Cr NMR spectra of 46 chromium-carbene complexes were recorded, and chemical shift and line width data are reported, along with associated infrared, uv-visible, and {sup 13}C NMR spectroscopic data. The {sup 53}Cr chemical shifts correlated very well with the donor-acceptor properties of the carbene ligand and were quite sensitive to steric influences on efficiency of {pi}-overlap of the heteroatom with the carbene carbon. There was no correlation of {delta}({sup 53}Cr) with reactivity toward imines to form {beta}-lactams, but line width appeared to be related to reactivity. Preliminary attempts to utilize {sup 53}Cr NMR data to direct synthetic utilization of chromium-carbene complexes are reported. 5 refs., 49 figs., 1 tab.

  16. Carbene supported dimer of heavier ketenimine analogue with p and si atoms.

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    Roy, Sudipta; Dittrich, Birger; Mondal, Totan; Koley, Debasis; Stückl, A Claudia; Schwederski, Brigitte; Kaim, Wolfgang; John, Michael; Vasa, Suresh Kumar; Linser, Rasmus; Roesky, Herbert W

    2015-05-20

    A cyclic alkyl(amino) carbene (cAAC) stabilized dimer [(cAAC)Si(P-Tip)]2 (2) (Tip = 2,4,6-triisopropylphenyl) is reported. 2 can be considered as a dimer of the heavier ketenimine (R2C═C═N-R) analogue. The dark-red rod-shaped crystals of 2 were synthesized by reduction of the precursor, cAAC-dichlorosilylene-stabilized phosphinidene (cAAC)SiCl2→P-Tip with sodium napthalenide. The crystals of 2 are storable at room temperature for several months and stable up to 215 °C under an inert atmosphere. X-ray single-crystal diffraction revealed that 2 contains a cyclic nonplanar four-membered SiPSiP ring. Magnetic susceptibility measurements confirmed the singlet spin ground state of 2. Cyclic voltammetry of 2 showed a quasi-reversible one-electron reduction indicating the formation of the corresponding radical anion 2(•-), which was further characterized by EPR measurements in solution. The electronic structure and bonding of 2 and 2(•-) were studied by theoretical calculations. The experimentally obtained data are in good agreement with the calculated values. PMID:25919008

  17. N-heterocyclic carbene-main-group chemistry: a rapidly evolving field.

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    Wang, Yuzhong; Robinson, Gregory H

    2014-11-17

    This Award Article targets the evolving, yet surprisingly fruitful, chemistry of N-heterocyclic carbenes with low-oxidation-state main-group elements. Specifically, the chemistry of carbene-stabilized diatomic allotropes, diborenes, gallium octahedra, beryllium borohydride, and a host of related compounds will be presented. Providing a valuable historical perspective, the foundational work concerning the organometallic chemistry of gallium with sterically demanding m-terphenyl ligands from this laboratory will also be discussed. PMID:25343222

  18. Smooth C(alkyl)-H bond activation in rhodium complexes comprising abnormal carbene ligands.

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    Krüger, Anneke; Häller, L Jonas L; Müller-Bunz, Helge; Serada, Olha; Neels, Antonia; Macgregor, Stuart A; Albrecht, Martin

    2011-10-14

    Rhodation of trimethylene-bridged diimidazolium salts induces the intramolecular activation of an alkane-type C-H bond and yields mono- and dimetallic complexes containing a formally monoanionic C,C,C-tridentate dicarbene ligand bound to each rhodium centre. Mechanistic investigation of the C(alkyl)-H bond activation revealed a significant rate enhancement when the carbene ligands are bound to the rhodium centre via C4 (instantaneous activation) as compared to C2-bound carbene homologues (activation incomplete after 2 days). The slow C-H activation in normal C2-bound carbene complexes allowed intermediates to be isolated and suggests a critical role of acetate in mediating the bond activation process. Computational modelling supported by spectroscopic analyses indicate that halide dissociation as well as formation of the agostic intermediate is substantially favoured with C4-bound carbenes. It is these processes that discriminate the C4- and C2-bound systems rather than the subsequent C-H bond activation, where the computed barriers are very similar in each case. The tridentate dicarbene ligand undergoes selective H/D exchange at the C5 position of the C4-bound carbene exclusively. A mechanism has been proposed for this process, which is based on the electronic separation of the abnormal carbene ligand into a cationic N-C-N amidinium unit and a metalla-allyl type M-C-C fragment. PMID:21879093

  19. Three-coordinate nickel carbene complexes and their one-electron oxidation products.

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    Iluc, Vlad M; Hillhouse, Gregory L

    2014-04-30

    The synthesis and characterization of two new carbene complexes, (dtbpe)Ni═CH(dmp) (1; dtbpe = 1,2-bis(di-tert-butylphosphino)ethane; dmp = 2,6-dimesitylphenyl) and (dippn)Ni═CH(dmp) (2; dippn = 1,8-bis(di-iso-propylphosphino)naphthalene), are described. Complexes 1 and 2 were isolated by photolysis of the corresponding side-bound diazoalkane complexes, exemplified by (dtbpe)Ni{η(2)-N2CH(dmp)} (3). The carbene complexes feature Ni-C distances that are short and Ni-C-C angles at the carbene carbon that are intermediate between 120° and 180° (155.7(3)° and 152.3(3)°, respectively). The difference between the two carbenes became obvious when their reactivity toward 1-electron oxidizing agents was studied: the oxidation of 1 led to an internal rearrangement and the formation of a nickel(I) alkyl [{κ(2)-P,C-di-tert-butylphosphino-di-tert-butyl-PCH(dmp)ethane}Ni][BAr(F)4] (4), while the oxidation of 2 allowed the isolation of an unrearranged product, formulated as the cationic nickel(III) carbene complex[(dippn)Ni═CH(dmp)][BAr(F)4] (6). Both oxidations are chemically reversible and the respective reductions lead to the neutral carbene complexes, 1 and 2. PMID:24716462

  20. Stabilization of fully reduced iron-sulfur clusters by carbene ligation: the [FenSn]0 oxidation levels (n = 4, 8).

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    Deng, Liang; Holm, R H

    2008-07-30

    The all-ferrous [Fe4S4](0) state has been demonstrated in the fully reduced Fe protein of the Azotobacter vinelandii nitrogenase complex. We seek synthetic analogues of this state more tractable than the recently prepared but highly unstable cluster [Fe4S4(CN)4](4-) (Scott, Berlinguette, Holm, and Zhou, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2005, 102, 9741). The N-heterocyclic carbene 1,3-diisopropyl-4,5-dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene (Pr(i)2NHCMe2) has been found to stabilize the fully reduced clusters [Fe8S8(Pr(i)2NHCMe2)6] (4) and [Fe4S4(Pr(i)2NHCMe2)4] (5), which are prepared by cluster assembly or phosphine substitution of FenSn (n = 8, 16) clusters. Cluster 4 is also obtained by reaction of the carbene with all-ferrous [Fe7S6(PEt3)5Cl2] (3) and cluster 5 by carbene cleavage of 4. Detailed structures of 3 (monocapped prismatic), 4, and 5 are described; the latter two are the first iron-sulfur clusters with Fe-C sigma bonds. Cluster 4 possesses the [Fe8(mu3-S) 6(mu4-S)2] edge-bridged double cubane structure and 5 the cubane-type [Fe4(mu3-S)4] stereochemistry. The all-ferrous formulations of the clusters are confirmed by X-ray structure parameters and (57)Fe isomer shifts. Both clusters are stable under conventional aprotic anaerobic conditions, enabling further study of reactivity. The collective properties of 5 indicate that it is a meaningful synthetic analogue of the core of the fully reduced protein-bound cluster. PMID:18593124

  1. Silver-Catalyzed Allylation of Ketones and Intramolecular Cyclization through Carbene Intermediates from Cyclopropenes Under Ambient Conditions.

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    Nakano, Takeo; Endo, Kohei; Ukaji, Yutaka

    2016-03-01

    Tandem C-C bond formation was achieved through silver-catalyzed ring-opening of cyclopropenes via carbene intermediates. The reaction of cyclopropenes in the presence of a silver catalyst gave indene derivatives under ambient conditions. In contrast, the insertion of organozinc reagents to silver carbene or allylic cation intermediates afforded allylmetal intermediates for the tandem allylation of carbonyl compounds. PMID:26611195

  2. Synthesis of the first radiolabeled 188Re N-heterocyclic carbene complex and initial studies on its potential use in radiopharmaceutical applications

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    Wagner, Thomas; Zeglis, Brian M.; Groveman, Sam; Hille, Claudia; Pöthig, Alexander; Francesconi, Lynn C.; Herrmann, Wolfgang A.; Kühn, Fritz E.; Reiner, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    A novel approach towards the synthesis of radiolabeled organometallic rhenium complexes is presented. We successfully synthesized and analyzed the first 188Re-labeled N-heterocyclic biscarbene complex, trans-dioxobis(1,1′-methylene-bis(3,3′-diisopropylimidazolium-2-ylidene))188rhenium(V) hexafluorophosphate (188Re-4) via transmetalation using an air-stable and moisture-stable silver(I) biscarbene complex. In order to assess the viability of this complex as a potential lead structure for in vivo applications, the stability of the 188Re-NHC complex was tested in physiologically relevant media. Ultimately, our studies illustrate that the complex we synthesized dissociates rapidly and is therefore unsuitable for use in radiopharmaceuticals. However, it is clear that the transmetalation approach we have developed is a rapid, robust, and mild method for the synthesis of new 188Re-labeled carbene complexes. PMID:24889257

  3. Imidazolium carboxylates as versatile and selective N-heterocyclic carbene transfer agents: synthesis, mechanism, and applications.

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    Voutchkova, Adelina M; Feliz, Marta; Clot, Eric; Eisenstein, Odile; Crabtree, Robert H

    2007-10-24

    N,N'-Disubstituted imidazolium carboxylates, readily synthetically available, isolable, air- and water-stable reagents, efficiently transfer N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) groups to Rh, Ir, Ru, Pt, and Pd, to give novel NHC complexes, e.g., [Pd(NHC)3OAc]OAc and [Pt(NHC)3Cl]Cl (NHC = 1,3-dimethyl imidazol-2-ylidene). The NHC esters are also effective. Tuning the reaction conditions for NHC transfer can give either mono- or bis-NHCs, or bis- and tris-NHCs. A net N to C rearrangement of the N-alkyl imidazole complex to the corresponding NHC complex was seen with (MeO)2CO (DMC). DFT calculations identify the steps needed to form the carboxylate from imidazole and DMC: SN2 methyl transfer from DMC to imidazole, followed by proton transfer from the imidazolium CH to the carboxylate counterion, produces the free NHC H-bonded to MeOH with a weakly associated CO2. The nucleophilic NHC attacks CO2 to form NHC-CO2. NHC transfer to the metal with loss of CO2 has been calculated for Rh(cod)Cl. A proposed two-cis-site reactivity model rationalizes the experimental data: two such vacant sites at the metal are needed to allow coordination of the NHC-CO2 carboxylate and subsequent CC cleavage with NHC transfer. Partial cod decoordination or chloride loss is thus required for Rh(cod)Cl. Chloride dissociation, calculated to be easier in polar solvent, is confirmed experimentally from the retarding effect of excess chloride. PMID:17900114

  4. Insertion of Cyclic Alkyl(amino) Carbene into the Si-H Bonds of Hydrochlorosilanes.

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    Mohapatra, Chandrajeet; Samuel, Prinson P; Li, Bin; Nieptter, Benedikt; Schrmann, Christian J; Herbst-Irmer, Regine; Stalke, Dietmar; Maity, Bholanath; Koley, Debasis; Roesky, Herbert W

    2016-03-01

    Carbenes are known for their ability to abstract HCl from hydrochlorosilanes to form carbene hydrochloride adducts. In contrast, the Si-H bond insertion products RSiCl2(cAACH) (2, 4, 6, and 8) have been formed in the reaction of RSiHCl2 [R = Ar(SiMe3)N (1), Cp* (3), PhC(NtBu)2 (5), Cl (7); Ar = 2,6-iPr2C6H3] with a cyclic alkyl(amino) carbene (cAAC:) irrespective of the steric demand of the R group. The new products have been characterized by various analytical tools including X-ray crystallography, electron ionization mass spectrometry, and NMR spectroscopy. Theoretical investigations have also been performed to understand why cAAC prefers insertion into the Si-H bond rather than the dehydrohalogenation pathway. PMID:26859316

  5. A Continuum of Progress: Applications of N-Hetereocyclic Carbene Catalysis in Total Synthesis

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    Izquierdo, Javier; Hutson, Gerri E.; Cohen, Daniel T.; Scheidt, Karl A.

    2013-01-01

    N-Heterocyclic carbene (NHC) catalyzed transformations have emerged as powerful tactics for the construction of complex molecules. Since Stetter’s report in 1975 of the total synthesis of cis-jasmon and dihydrojasmon by using carbene catalysis, the use of NHCs in total synthesis has grown rapidly, particularly over the last decade. This renaissance is undoubtedly due to the recent developments in NHC-catalyzed reactions, including new benzoin, Stetter, homoenolate, and aroylation processes. These transformations employ typical as well as Umpolung types of bond disconnections and have served as the key step in several new total syntheses. This Minireview highlights these reports and captures the excitement and emerging synthetic utility of carbene catalysis in total synthesis. PMID:23074146

  6. How Stable Is Stable?

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    Baehr, Marie

    1994-01-01

    Provides a problem where students are asked to find the point at which a soda can floating in some liquid changes its equilibrium between stable and unstable as the soda is removed from the can. Requires use of Newton's first law, center of mass, Archimedes' principle, stable and unstable equilibrium, and buoyant force position. (MVL)

  7. Gold(I) Carbenes by Retro-Buchner Reaction: Generation and Fate

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    2013-01-01

    The fate of the aryl gold(I) carbenes generated by retro-Buchner reaction of ortho-substituted 7-aryl-1,3,5-cycloheptatrienes is dependent on the constitution of the ortho substituent. Indenes and fluorenes are obtained by intramolecular reaction of highly electrophilic gold(I) carbenes with alkenes and arenes. According to density functional theory calculations, the gold-catalyzed retro-Buchner process occurs stepwise, although the two carbon–carbon cleavages occur on a rather flat potential energy surface. PMID:24358986

  8. Late-Stage Diversification of Chiral N-Heterocyclic-Carbene Precatalysts for Enantioselective Homoenolate Additions

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    Zheng, Pinguan; Gondo, Chenaimwoyo A.

    2011-01-01

    A library of chiral triazolium salts has been prepared by late-state diversification of a triazolium amine salt. By utilizing a primary amine as a functional handle, a single triazolium salt can be transformed into a variety of chiral N-heterocyclic carbene precatalysts. This approach makes the preparation of chiral N-heterocyclic carbenes possible by a single-step modification of a triazolium salt, rather than the usual need for multistep organic synthesis and challenging heterocycle formation for each member of a catalyst library. We have screened these catalysts for control of diastereo- and enantioselectivity in a ?-lactam-forming reaction between ?,?-unsaturated aldehydes and cyclic ketimines. PMID:21254434

  9. Energy barrier by cyclopropylchlorocarbene rearrangement measured by direct observation of the carbene in laser flash spectroscopy

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    Liu, M.T.H.; Bonneau, R. )

    1989-10-19

    A transient absorption in the 250-265-nm range is assigned to cyclopropylchlorocarbene generated from the laser flash photolysis of 3-chloro-3-cyclopropyldiazirine. Confidence in this assignment was obtained from the following: (a) the decay of this absorption matches the growth of the pyridinium ylide: (b) the values for the rate constant for reaction of the carbene with 1-hexane obtained by monitoring the carbene at 250 nm and the ylide at 370 nm are similar. The kinetic parameters for the rearrangement of cyclopropylchlorocarbene to 1-chlorocyclobutene are log A = 11.1 and E{sub a} = 7.4 kcal/mol.

  10. Dual Catalysis: Proton/Metal-Catalyzed Tandem Benzofuran Annulation/Carbene Transfer Reaction.

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    Ma, Jun; Chen, Kai; Fu, Hongguang; Zhang, Li; Wu, Wanqing; Jiang, Huanfeng; Zhu, Shifa

    2016-03-18

    An efficient proton/metal-catalyzed tandem benzofuran annulation/carbene transfer reaction for the synthesis of various benzofuryl-substituted cyclopropanes and cycloheptatrienes has been developed. The reaction was proposed to proceed through two key intermediates, o-quinone methide (o-QM) and benzofuryl carbene. The DFT-based computational studies indicated that the reaction was initiated through the dehydration of o-HBA via a Brønsted acid mediated proton shuttle transition state, forming the key intermediate o-QM. PMID:26950391

  11. A Desulfonylative Approach in Oxidative Gold Catalysis: Regiospecific Access to Donor-Substituted Acyl Gold Carbenes.

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    Chen, Hongyi; Zhang, Liming

    2015-09-28

    Donor-substituted acyl gold carbenes are challenging to access selectively by gold-promoted intermolecular oxidation of internal alkynes as the opposite regioisomers frequently predominate. By using alkynyl sulfones or sulfonates as substrates, the oxidative gold catalysis in the presence of substituted pyridine N-oxides offers regiospecific access to acyl/aryl, acyl/alkenyl, and acyl/alkoxy gold carbenes by in situ expulsion of sulfur dioxide. The intermediacies of these reactive species are established by their reactivities, including undergoing further oxidation by the same oxidant, cyclopropanation of styrenes, engaging in a [3+2] cycloaddition with α-methylstyrene, and conversion into dienones. PMID:26266676

  12. Solvent mimicry with methylene carbene to probe protein topography.

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    Gmez, Gabriela Elena; Monti, Jos Luis E; Mundo, Mariana Roco; Delfino, Jos Mara

    2015-10-01

    The solvent accessible surface area (SASA) of the polypeptide chain plays a key role in protein folding, conformational change, and interaction. This fundamental biophysical parameter is elusive in experimental measurement. Our approach to this problem relies on the reaction of the minimal photochemical reagent diazirine (DZN) with polypeptides. This reagent (i) exerts solvent mimicry because its size is comparable to water and (ii) shows scant chemical selectivity because it generates extremely reactive methylene carbene. Methylation gives rise to the EM (extent of modification) signal, which is useful for scrutinizing the conformational change triggered by Ca(2+) binding to calmodulin (CaM). The increased EM observed for the full protein is dominated by the enhanced exposure of hydrophobic area in Ca(2+)-CaM. Fragmentation allowed us to quantify the methylene incorporation at specific sites. Peptide 91-106 reveals a major reorganization around the calcium 151 binding site, resulting in local ordering and a greater exposure of the hydrophobic surface. Additionally, this technique shows a high sensitivity to probe recognition between CaM and melittin (Mel). The large decrease in EM indicates the occlusion of a significant hydrophobic area upon complexation. Protection from labeling reveals a larger involvement of the N-terminal and central regions of CaM in this interaction. Despite its smaller size, Mel's differential exposure can also be quantified. Moreover, MS/MS fragmentation realizes the goal of extending the resolution of labeled sites at the amino acid level. Overall, DZN labeling emerges as a useful footprinting method capable of shedding light on physiological conformational changes and interactions. PMID:26348271

  13. Carbene insertion into a P-H bond: parent phosphinidene-carbene adducts from PH3 and bis(phosphinidene)mercury complexes.

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    Bispinghoff, Mark; Tondreau, Aaron M; Grützmacher, Hansjörg; Faradji, Charly A; Pringle, Paul G

    2016-04-14

    PH3 reacts with the in situ generated N-heterocyclic carbene DippNHC* (DippNHC* = 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazolin-2-ylidene) to give the phosphanyl-imidazolidine [(Dipp)NHC*-H]-[PH2]. Upon treatment with an ortho-quinone, [(Dipp)NHC*-H]-[PH2] is dehydrogenated to give the parent phosphinidene-carbene adduct (Dipp)NHC*[double bond, length as m-dash]PH. Alternative routes to [(Dipp)NHC*-H]-[PH2] and (Dipp)NHC*[double bond, length as m-dash]PH employ NaPH2 and (TMS)3P7 (TMS = trimethylsilyl), respectively, as phosphorus sources. The adduct (Dipp)NHC*[double bond, length as m-dash]PH and the related adduct (Dipp)NHC[double bond, length as m-dash]PH ((Dipp)NHC = bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) possessing an unsaturated NHC backbone both react with HgCl2 to give the bis(carbene-phosphinidenyl) complexes [((Dipp)NHC*[double bond, length as m-dash]P)2Hg] and [((Dipp)NHC[double bond, length as m-dash]P)2Hg]. PMID:26122315

  14. Asymmetric N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalyzed annulation of modified enals with enolizable aldehydes.

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    Yetra, Santhivardhana Reddy; Kaicharla, Trinadh; Kunte, Sunita S; Gonnade, Rajesh G; Biju, Akkattu T

    2013-10-18

    N-Heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalyzed highly enantioselective lactonization of modified enals with enolizable aldehydes, proceeding via the α,β-unsaturated acylazolium intermediates, is reported. The reaction results in the asymmetric synthesis of synthetically important 4,5-disubstituted dihydropyranones. PMID:24093887

  15. Nitrogen heterocyclic carbene containing pentacoordinate iron dicarbonyl as a [Fe]-hydrogenase active site model.

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    Jiang, Shuang; Zhang, Tianyong; Zhang, Xia; Zhang, Guanghui; Li, Bin

    2015-10-14

    A novel pentacoordinate mono iron dicarbonyl complex bearing a nitrogen heterocyclic carbene ligand was reported as a model of a [Fe]-hydrogenase active site, which exhibits interesting proton coupled CO binding reactivity, electro-catalytic proton reduction and catalytic transfer hydrogenation reactivity. PMID:26369379

  16. N-Heterocyclic carbenes as supporting ligands in transition metal complexes of N2.

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    Ohki, Yasuhiro; Seino, Hidetake

    2016-01-01

    Recent developments have substantially expanded the scope of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) as ancillary ligands in coordination chemistry and homogeneous catalysis. This review provides a short overview of the emerging field of NHC-supported transition metal complexes of N2 and the possibilities to catalytically activate N2 in these complexes. PMID:26646731

  17. Intramolecular Transannulation of Alkynyl Triazoles via Alkyne-Carbene Metathesis Step: Access to Fused Pyrroles

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    Shi, Yi; Gevorgyan, Vladimir

    2013-01-01

    An intramolecular Rh-catalyzed transannulation reaction of alkynyl triazoles has been developed. This method allows efficient construction of various 5,5-fused pyrroles, including tetrahydropyrrolo and spiro systems. The method demonstrates excellent functional group compatibility. A rhodium carbene-alkyne metathesis mechanism is proposed for this transformation. PMID:24093728

  18. Intramolecular transannulation of alkynyl triazoles via alkyne-carbene metathesis step: access to fused pyrroles.

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    Shi, Yi; Gevorgyan, Vladimir

    2013-10-18

    An intramolecular Rh-catalyzed transannulation reaction of alkynyl triazoles has been developed. This method allows efficient construction of various 5,5-fused pyrroles, including tetrahydropyrrolo and spiro systems. The method demonstrates excellent functional group compatibility. A rhodium carbene-alkyne metathesis mechanism is proposed for this transformation. PMID:24093728

  19. Diazirine-modified gold nanoparticle: template for efficient photoinduced interfacial carbene insertion reactions.

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    Ismaili, Hossein; Lee, Soo; Workentin, Mark S

    2010-09-21

    Photolysis of a 3-aryl-3-(trifluoromethyl)diazirine-modified monolayer-protected gold nanoparticles (2-C(12)MPNs), with a core size of 1.8 ± 0.3 nm, in the presence of model carbene trapping reagents leads to efficient, essentially quantitative, modification of the interface via carbene insertion reactions. The utility of carbene insertion reactions as a general approach for the modification of Au-MPNs to provide a breadth of new structures available was demonstrated using acetic acid, methanol, benzyl alcohol, phenol, benzylamine, methyl acrylate, and styrene (10a-g, respectively) as electrophilic carbene trapping agents to form the corresponding modified 3a-g-C(12)MPNs. The 1.8 ± 0.3 nm gold nanoparticles bearing a diazirine group (2-C(12)MPNs) were synthesized using the ligand exchange reaction with the requisite 3-aryl-3-(trifluoromethyl)diazirinealkylthiol. The 2-C(12)MPNs and the resulting products of the reaction on the MPN (3a-g-C(12)MPN) were fully characterized by IR, (1)H NMR, and (19)F NMR spectroscopy and, when applicable, transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Verification for the 3a-g-C(12)MPNs was accomplished by comparison of the spectral data to those of obtained for the photoreactions of 3-(3-methoxyphenyl)-3-(trifluoromethyl)-3H-diazirine as a model with 10a-g. PMID:20735050

  20. Copper N-Heterocyclic Carbene: A Catalyst for Aerobic Oxidation or Reduction Reactions.

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    Zhan, Le-Wu; Han, Lei; Xing, Ping; Jiang, Biao

    2015-12-18

    Copper N-heterocyclic carbene complexes can be readily used as catalysts for both aerobic oxidation of alcohols to aldehydes and reduction of imines to amines. Our methodology is universal for aromatic substrates and shows versatile tolerance to potential cascade reactions. A one-pot tandem synthetic strategy could afford useful imines and secondary amines via an oxidation-reduction strategy. PMID:26633757

  1. Electrochemical flow-reactor for expedient synthesis of copper-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes.

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    Chapman, Michael R; Shafi, Yarseen M; Kapur, Nikil; Nguyen, Bao N; Willans, Charlotte E

    2015-01-25

    An electrochemical flow-cell for highly efficient and selective generation of Cu(I)-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes under neutral and ambient conditions is reported. The feasibility of the flow-cell is demonstrated through the electrochemical synthesis of [Cu(IMes)Cl] and subsequent in situ flow directly into hydrosilylation reactions, with equal efficiency to the purified catalyst. PMID:25476754

  2. N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed internal redox reaction of alkynals: an efficient synthesis of allenoates.

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    Zhao, Yu-Ming; Tam, Yik; Wang, Yu-Jie; Li, Zigang; Sun, Jianwei

    2012-03-16

    An efficient N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalyzed internal redox reaction of alkynals that bear a γ leaving group has been developed. This process provides a new access to a range of allenoates in good yields. Preliminary results demonstrate that the enantioselective variant can also be achieved. PMID:22352302

  3. Carbene-anchored/pendent-imidazolium species as precursors to di-N-heterocyclic carbene-bridged mixed-metal complexes.

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    Zamora, Matthew T; Ferguson, Michael J; McDonald, Robert; Cowie, Martin

    2009-09-21

    Reaction of a series of linked diimidazolium dibromide salts with one-half equivalent of [Rh(mu-OAc)(COD)](2) under reflux conditions generates a series of carbene-anchored/pendent-imidazolium complexes, [RhBr(COD)((R)C(H)-eta(1)-C(eth))][Br] ((Me)C(H)-eta(1)-C(eth) = ethylene[(N-methyl)imidazolium][(N-methyl)imidazole-2-ylidene] and (tBu)C(H)-eta(1)-C(eth) = ethylene[(N-tert-butyl)imidazolium][(N-tert-butyl)imidazole-2-ylidene]) via deprotonation of one end of the diimidazolium salt and coordination of the resulting carbene to Rh. Reaction of these complexes with carbon monoxide or the appropriate diphosphine yields either [RhBr(CO)(2)((R)C(H)-eta(1)-C(eth))][Br] (R = Me, (t)Bu) or [RhBr(P( intersection)P)((Me)C(H)-eta(1)-C(eth))][Br] (P( intersection)P = Ph(2)PCH(2)PPh(2), Ph(2)PCH(2)CH(2)PPh(2), Et(2)PCH(2)PEt(2)), respectively. The resulting diphosphine complexes readily decompose in solution. A series of palladium complexes [PdI(3-n)(PR(3))(n)(L)][I](n) (n = 1,2) and [PdI(P( intersection)P)(L)][I](2) (L = (tBu)C(H)-eta(1)-C(meth), (tBu)C(H)-eta(1)-C(eth); (tBu)C(H)-eta(1)-C(meth) = methylene[(N-tert-butyl)imidazolium][(N-tert-butyl)imidazole-2-ylidene]), containing the linked NHC-imidazolium moiety, have also been prepared by reacting the triiodo complexes, [PdI(3)((tBu)C(H)-eta(1)-C(meth))] and [PdI(3)((tBu)C(H)-eta(1)-C(eth))] with several mono- and diphosphines. Attempts to generate mixed Rh/Pd complexes using Pd(OAc)(2) to deprotonate the pendent arm of several of the above carbene-anchored/pendent-imidazolium complexes of Rh have proven unsuccessful. However, a targeted di-NHC-bridged heterobimetallic complex [PdI(2)(PEt(3))(mu-(tBu)CC(meth))RhI(COD)] ((tBu) CC(meth) = 1,1'-methylene-3,3'-di-tert-butyldiimidazol-2,2'-diylidene) can be generated by deprotonation of the imidazolium group in [PdI(2)(PEt(3))((tBu)C(H)-eta(1)-C(meth))][I] using half an equivalent of [Rh(mu-OAc)(COD)](2). The X-ray structure determination of this Pd/Rh complex confirms the dicarbene-bridged formulation and shows a metal-metal separation of approximately 6.2 A. Reaction of this Rh/Pd complex with CO yields the corresponding dicarbonyl product [PdI(2)(PEt(3))(mu-(tBu)CC(meth))RhI(CO)(2)] via replacement of the COD ligand. The related dicarbene-bridged Ir/Rh complex [IrBr(COD)(mu-(tBu)CC(meth))RhBr(COD)] can be generated by reaction of [IrBr(COD)((tBu)C(H)-eta(1)-C(meth) )][Br] with [Rh(mu-OAc)(COD)](2), while the Pd/Ir complexes [PdI(2)(PR(3))(mu-(tBu)CC(meth))IrI(COD)] (PR(3) = PPh(3), PMe(2)Ph) can be generated by reaction of the monometallic [PdI(2)(PR(3))((tBu)C(H)-eta(1)-C(meth))][I] species with K[N(SiMe(3))(2)] in the presence of [Ir(mu-Cl)(COD)](2). The carbonyl analogues, [PdI(2)(PR(3))(mu-(tBu)CC(meth))IrI(CO)(2)], can be generated via a gentle purge of CO gas. These di-NHC-bridged heterobimetallic species represent some of the first examples of this class and are the first involving palladium. PMID:20449172

  4. Intermolecular Reactions of a Foiled Carbene with Carbonyl Compounds: The Effects of Trishomocyclopropyl Stabilization.

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    Apeland, Ingrid Malene; Rosenberg, Murray G; Arion, Vladimir B; Kählig, Hanspeter; Brinker, Udo H

    2015-12-01

    endo-Tricyclo[3.2.1.0(2,4)]oct-8-ylidene is a foiled carbene reaction intermediate. It was generated by thermolyzing Δ(3)-1,3,4-oxadiazoline precursors dissolved in benzaldehyde and acetophenone. The products appear to stem from direct insertion of the carbene's divalent C atom into the α-bonds of the carbonyl compounds; however, this is only superficial. The strict stereochemistry observed is due to the topologies of the reaction intermediates of the proposed two-step mechanism. Bimolecular nucleophilic addition generates bent 1,3-zwitterions. The neutral reaction intermediates undergo pinacolic rearrangements to form the observed adducts. Product ratios reflect the migratory aptitudes of the carbonyl compounds' α-substituents. The carbene reaction was modeled using DFT. The singlet carbene's bicoordinate C atom bends 31° toward the endo-fused cyclopropane bond, elongating it to r = 1.69 Å. The resulting trishomocyclopropyl HOMO{-1} is a three-center two-electron bond responsible for the electron-deficient carbene's nucleophilicity. Its calculated properties are consistent with this assertion: (1) singlet-triplet (ΔE(S-T)) energy gap of -25 kcal/mol, (2) gas-phase proton affinity (PA) value of 272 kcal/mol, (3) hard and soft acid and base (HSAB) ΔN value of -0.2 in its initial reaction with the carbonyl compounds, and (4) negative frontier orbital interaction values ΔΔE(PhC(O)H) = -4.38 eV and ΔΔE(PhC(O)Me) = -3.97 eV. PMID:26447842

  5. An Isolable, Photoswitchable N-Heterocyclic Carbene: On-Demand Reversible Ammonia Activation.

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    Teator, Aaron J; Tian, Yuan; Chen, Mu; Lee, Jeehiun K; Bielawski, Christopher W

    2015-09-21

    The first isolable, photoswitchable N-heterocyclic carbene was synthesized and found to undergo reversible electrocyclic isomerization upon successive exposure to UV and visible radiation. The UV-induced ring closure afforded substantial changes to the electronic structure of the dithienylethene-based NHC, as evidenced by changes in the corresponding UV/Vis absorption and (13)C NMR spectra. Likewise, molecular orbital calculations revealed diminished electron density at the carbene nucleus upon photocyclization, consistent with the enhanced electrophilicity displayed by the ring-closed form. The photoswitchable NHC was successfully switched between its ring-opened and ring-closed states with high fidelity over multiple cycles. Furthermore, the ring-closed isomer was found to undergo facile N-H bond activation, allowing for the controlled capture and release of ammonia upon cycling between its isomeric states. PMID:26274507

  6. Covalent Carbene Functionalization of Graphene: Toward Chemical Band-Gap Manipulation.

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    Sainsbury, Toby; Passarelli, Melissa; Naftaly, Mira; Gnaniah, Sam; Spencer, Steve J; Pollard, Andrew J

    2016-02-24

    In this work, we employ dibromocarbene (DBC) radicals to covalently functionalize solution exfoliated graphene via the formation of dibromocyclopropyl adducts. This is achieved using a basic aqueous/organic biphasic reaction mixture to decompose the DBC precursor, bromoform, in conjunction with a phase-transfer catalyst to facilitate ylide formation and carbene migration to graphene substrates. DBC-functionalized graphene (DBC-graphene) was characterized using a range of spectroscopic and analytical techniques to confirm the covalent nature of functionalization. Modified optical and electronic properties of DBC-graphene were investigated using UV-vis spectroscopy, analysis of electrical I-V transport properties, and noncontact terahertz time-domain spectroscopy. The implications of carbene functionalization of graphene are considered in the context of scalable radical functionalization methodologies for bulk-scale graphene processing and controlled band-gap manipulation of graphene. PMID:26824127

  7. Cationic rhenium complexes ligated with N-heterocyclic carbenes - an overview.

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    Hille, Claudia; Kühn, Fritz E

    2016-01-01

    This review provides an overview of the currently known cationic rhenium NHC complexes. Synthesis, structures and properties are described. The title compounds are potential candidates for both catalytic and medical applications. Besides the variety of ancillary ligands, which are in some cases easily substituted, functionalization can be carried out in the side chain or at the backbone of the carbene ligand as well as - in the case of biscarbene ligands - at the bridging moiety. Cationic Re NHC complexes are promising precursors for radiopharmaceuticals and diagnostics - not only because of the possibility to radiolabel the metal (steps in this direction have been made and described already) - but rather the opportunity to link the complexes to biomolecules via the different possibilities provided by the ligands. The development of OLEDs based on luminescent Re(i) carbene complexes renders another potential application. PMID:26587970

  8. Unveiling the peculiar hydrogen bonding behavior of solvated N-heterocyclic carbenes.

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    Hollóczki, Oldamur

    2016-01-01

    To investigate the hydrogen bonding and its dynamics of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) in solution, a molecular mechanical force field was fitted for the homologous series of 1,3-dialkylimidazol-2-ylidenes. During the exploration of the potential energy surface of the water/1,3-dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene system, it was observed for the first time that the carbene is prone to interaction with hydrogen bond donor molecules also from the rather unusual "on top" orientation, where the direction of the interplay is perpendicular to the plane of the NHC's ring. The fitting of the force field parameters for imidazol-2-ylidenes was found to be the best in the case of a two-site model, which reproduces not only the strength, but also the direction dependency of hydrogen bonding. With the aid of this tool, curious, hitherto unknown types of hydrogen bonding could be unveiled for NHCs. In the case of non-hydrogen bonding solvents, carbenes tend to form short lived, but structurally influental hydrogen bonds between each other via ring hydrogen atoms and the divalent carbon atoms. The chemically highly important hydrogen bond dynamics of NHCs was found to be facilitated by three center hydrogen bonding, where two alcohol molecules bind to a carbene, which is allowed only by the aforementioned relatively strong interaction between the NHC and the hydrogen bond donor in the "on top" orientation. The latter finding has significant effects on processes that involve this kind of replacement, such as the selective transesterification reactions, and the mechanism of proton exchange on azolium rings. PMID:26592182

  9. A Dual Lewis Base Activation Strategy for Enantioselective Carbene-Catalyzed Annulations

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    Izquierdo, Javier; Orue, Ane; Scheidt, Karl A.

    2013-01-01

    A dual activation strategy integrating NHC catalysis and a second Lewis base has been developed. NHC-bound homoenolate equivalents derived from α,β-unsaturated aldehydes combine with transient reactive o-quinione methides in an enatioselective formal [4+3] fashion to access 2-benzoxopinones. The overall approach provides a general blueprint for the integration of carbene catalysis with additional Lewis base activations modes. PMID:23829462

  10. Thiazolium carbene catalysts for the fixation of CO2 onto amines.

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    Das, Shoubhik; Bobbink, Felix D; Bulut, Safak; Soudani, Mylne; Dyson, Paul J

    2016-02-11

    The catalytic N-formylation and N-methylation of amines using CO2 as the carbon source represents a facile and sustainable approach for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals and natural products. Herein, we describe highly effective and inexpensive thiazolium carbene-based catalysts derived from vitamin B1 for the N-formylation and N-methylation of amines, using polymethylhydrosiloxane (PMHS) as a reducing agent, which operate under ambient conditions. PMID:26739571

  11. Synthesis, characterization and catalytic activity of saturated and unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene iridium(i) complexes.

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    Chang, Yung-Hung; Fu, Ching-Feng; Liu, Yi-Hong; Peng, Shei-Ming; Chen, Jwu-Ting; Liu, Shiuh-Tzung

    2009-02-01

    Both saturated and unsaturated N-benzyl substituted heterocyclic carbene (NHC) iridum(i) complexes were synthesized. The unsaturated carbene complex [(un-NHC-Bn)Ir(CO)(2)Cl] in the cis form was prepared via the carbene transfer from the corresponding silver complex to [Ir(COD)(2)Cl](2) followed by ligand substitution with CO, whereas the saturated complex was obtained via the transfer from (sat-NHC-Bn)W(CO)(5). The treatment of phosphines with (NHC)Ir(CO)(2)Cl complexes yielded the products with the phosphine ligand trans to the carbene moiety via substitution. X-Ray structural determination shows that distances of Ir-C((carbene)) in both (un-NHC-Bn)Ir(CO)(PR(3))Cl and (un-NHC-Bn)Ir(CO)(PR(3))Cl are essentially the same. Analyses of spectroscopic and crystal structural data of iridium complexes [(NHC)Ir(CO)(PR(3))Cl] and Vaska's complex show similar corresponding data in both types of complexes, suggesting that the studied NHC ligands and phosphines have similar bonding with Ir(i) metal center. All iridium complexes studied in this work illustrated their catalytically activity on N-alkylation of amine with alcohol via hydrogen transfer reduction. It appears no dramatic difference on the catalytic activity among these iridium carbene complexes; but the saturated carbene complex (sat-NHC-Bn)Ir(CO)(PR(3))Cl appears to be slightly more active. For example, the reaction of benzyl alcohol with aniline in the presence of catalyst (1 mol%) under basic conditions at 100 degrees C provided the secondary amine (N-benzylaniline) in 96% yield. PMID:19156280

  12. Reversible Carbene Formation in the Ionic Liquid 1-Ethyl-3-Methylimidazolium Acetate by Vaporization and Condensation.

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    Kar, Bishnu Prasad; Sander, Wolfram

    2015-12-01

    The role of N-heterocyclic carbenes in the chemistry of ionic liquids based on imidazolium salts has long been discussed. Here, we present experimental evidence that 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium-2-ylidene (EMIm) can coexist with its protonated imidazolium cation (EMImH(+) ) at low temperatures. If the vapor of the ionic liquid [EMImH(+) ][AcO(-) ] is trapped in solid argon or nitrogen at 9 K, only acetic acid (AcOH) and the carbene, but no ionic species, are found by IR spectroscopy. This indicates that during the evaporation of [EMImH(+) ][AcO(-) ] proton transfer occurs to form the neutral species. If the vapor of [EMImH(+) ][AcO(-) ] is trapped at 9 K as film in the absence of a host matrix, a solid consisting of EMImH(+) , EMIm, AcO(-) , and AcOH is formed. During warming to room temperature the proton transfer in the solid to form back the IL [EMImH(+) ][AcO(-) ] can be monitored by IR spectroscopy. This clearly demonstrates that evaporation and condensation of the IL [EMImH(+) ][AcO(-) ] results in a double proton transfer, and the carbene EMIm is only metastable even at low temperatures. PMID:26376583

  13. Remote Control by π-Conjugation of the Emissive Properties of Fischer Carbene-BODIPY Dyads.

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    Chu, Gong M; Guerrero-Martínez, Andrés; Ramírez de Arellano, Carmen; Fernández, Israel; Sierra, Miguel A

    2016-03-21

    The synthesis, structure, and complete characterization of mono- and bimetallic dyads joining Fischer carbene complexes and BODIPY chromophores are reported. In these organometallic species, the Fischer carbene complex is attached to the BODIPY moiety through a p-aminophenyl group linked at the C8 carbon atom of the BODIPY core. The photophysical properties, namely the corresponding UV/vis absorption and emission spectra of these new metal-carbene complexes, are analyzed and discussed. It is found that whereas the absorption of the considered dyads strongly resembles that of the parent 4-anilinyl-substituted BODIPY, the fluorescence emission is significantly reduced in these species, very likely as a result of a Förster-type energy transfer mechanism. At variance, the replacement of the pentacarbonyl-metal(0) fragment by a carbonyl group leads to high fluorescence emission intensity. In addition, the emissive properties of the BODIPY core in these organometallic dyads can be tuned by remote groups by means of π-conjugation, as supported by density functional theory calculations. PMID:26938956

  14. Phosphorus-stabilized titanium carbene complexes: synthesis, reactivity and DFT studies.

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    Lafage, Mathieu; Heuclin, Hadrien; Le Goff, Xavier-Frédéric; Saffon-Merceron, Nathalie; Mézailles, Nicolas

    2014-12-15

    The synthesis of two novel titanium carbene complexes from the bis(thiophosphinoyl)methanediide geminal dianion 1 (SCS(2-) ) is described. Dianion 1 reacts cleanly with 0.5 equivalents of [TiCl4 (thf)2 ] to afford the bis-carbene complex [(SCS)2 Ti] (2) in 86 % yield. The mono-carbene complex [(SCS)TiCl2 (thf)] (3) can also be obtained by using an excess of [TiCl4 (thf)2 ]. The structures of 2 and 3 are confirmed by X-ray crystallography. A strong nucleophilic reactivity towards various electrophiles (ketones and aldehydes) is observed. The reaction of 3 with N,N'-dicyclohexylcarbodiimide (DCC) and phenyl isocyanate leads to the formation of two novel diphosphinoketenimines 8 a and 8 b. The bis-titanium guanidinate complex 9 is trapped as the by-product of the reaction with DCC. The X-ray crystal structures of 8 a and 9 are presented. The mechanism of the reaction between complex 3 and DCC is rationalized by DFT studies. PMID:25339253

  15. In vitro antimicrobial studies of silver carbene complexes: activity of free and nanoparticle carbene formulations against clinical isolates of pathogenic bacteria

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    Leid, Jeff G.; Ditto, Andrew J.; Knapp, Amanda; Shah, Parth N.; Wright, Brian D.; Blust, Robyn; Christensen, Lanette; Clemons, C. B.; Wilber, J. P.; Young, Gerald W.; Kang, Ae Gyeong; Panzner, Matthew J.; Cannon, Carolyn L.; Yun, Yang H.; Youngs, Wiley J.; Seckinger, Nicole M.; Cope, Emily K.

    2012-01-01

    Objectives Silver carbenes may represent novel, broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents that have low toxicity while providing varying chemistry for targeted applications. Here, the bactericidal activity of four silver carbene complexes (SCCs) with different formulations, including nanoparticles (NPs) and micelles, was tested against a panel of clinical strains of bacteria and fungi that are the causative agents of many skin and soft tissue, respiratory, wound, blood, and nosocomial infections. Methods MIC, MBC and multidose experiments were conducted against a broad range of bacteria and fungi. Time-release and cytotoxicity studies of the compounds were also carried out. Free SCCs and SCC NPs were tested against a panel of medically important pathogens, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MRAB), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Burkholderia cepacia and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Results All four SCCs demonstrated strong efficacy in concentration ranges of 0.590 mg/L. Clinical bacterial isolates with high inherent resistance to purified compounds were more effectively treated either with an NP formulation of these compounds or by repeated dosing. Overall, the compounds were active against highly resistant bacterial strains, such as MRSA and MRAB, and were active against the biodefence pathogens Bacillus anthracis and Yersinia pestis. All of the medically important bacterial strains tested play a role in many different infectious diseases. Conclusions The four SCCs described here, including their development as NP therapies, show great promise for treating a wide variety of bacterial and fungal pathogens that are not easily killed by routine antimicrobial agents. PMID:21972270

  16. Fascinating frontiers of N/O-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene chemistry: from chemical catalysis to biomedical applications.

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    John, Alex; Ghosh, Prasenjit

    2010-08-21

    The in vogue N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) have attracted attention largely for its new found popularity in chemical catalysis and also for displaying promising traits in biomedical applications. The current perspective provides an account of our efforts in exploring the utility of N/O-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbenes in these two areas. On the catalysis front, we have employed the N/O-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene based precatalysts for the C-C and C-N bond forming reactions like the Suzuki-Miyaura, Sonogashira and Hiyama cross-couplings, the base-free Michael addition, the alkene and alkyne hydroamination reactions and the ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of L-lactides that produce biodegradable polylactide polymers while on the biomedical application front, the anticancer and antimicrobial properties of these N/O-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene complexes were evaluated. Towards this objective, the N-heterocyclic carbene chemistry of a variety of transition metals like Ag, Au, Ni and Pd has been investigated. PMID:20495733

  17. A Non-Diazo Approach to α-Oxo Gold Carbenes via Gold-Catalyzed Alkyne Oxidation

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    2015-01-01

    For the past dozen years, homogeneous gold catalysis has evolved from a little known topic in organic synthesis to a fully blown research field of significant importance to synthetic practitioners, due to its novel reactivities and reaction modes. Cationic gold(I) complexes are powerful soft Lewis acids that can activate alkynes and allenes toward efficient attack by nucleophiles, leading to the generation of alkenyl gold intermediates. Some of the most versatile aspects of gold catalysis involve the generation of gold carbene intermediates, which occurs through the approach of an electrophile to the distal end of the alkenyl gold moiety, and their diverse transformations thereafter. On the other hand, α-oxo metal carbene/carbenoids are highly versatile intermediates in organic synthesis and can undergo various synthetically challenging yet highly valuable transformations such as C–H insertion, ylide formation, and cyclopropanation reactions. Metal-catalyzed dediazotizations of diazo carbonyl compounds are the principle and most reliable strategy to access them. Unfortunately, the substrates contain a highly energetic diazo moiety and are potentially explosive. Moreover, chemists need to use energetic reagents to prepare them, putting further constrains on operational safety. In this Account, we show that the unique access to the gold carbene species in homogeneous gold catalysis offers an opportunity to generate α-oxo gold carbenes if both nucleophile and electrophile are oxygen. Hence, this approach would enable readily available and safer alkynes to replace hazardous α-diazo carbonyl compounds as precursors in the realm of gold carbene chemistry. For the past several years, we have demonstrated that alkynes can indeed effectively serve as precursors to versatile α-oxo gold carbenes. In our initial study, we showed that a tethered sulfoxide can be a suitable oxidant, which in some cases leads to the formation of α-oxo gold carbene intermediates. The intermolecular approach offers excellent synthetic flexibility because no tethering of the oxidant is required, and its reduced form is not tangled with the product. We were the first research group to develop this strategy, through the use of pyridine/quinolone N-oxides as the external oxidants. In this manner, we can effectively make a C–C triple bond a surrogate of an α-diazo carbonyl moiety in various gold catalyses. With terminal alkynes, we demonstrated that we can efficiently trap exclusively formed terminal carbene centers by internal nucleophiles en route to the formation of cyclic products, including strained oxetan-3-ones and azetidin-3-ones, and by external nucleophiles when a P,N-bidentate ligand is coordinated to gold. With internal alkynes, we generated synthetically useful regioselectivities in the generation of the α-oxo gold carbene moiety, which enables expedient formation of versatile enone products. Other research groups have also applied this strategy en route to versatile synthetic methods. The α-oxo gold carbenes appear to be more electrophilic than their Rh counterpart, which many chemists have focused on in a large array of excellent work on metal carbene chemistry. The ease of accessing the reactive gold carbenes opens up a vast area for developing new synthetic methods that would be distinctively different from the known Rh chemistry and promises to generate a new round of “gold rush”. PMID:24428596

  18. A non-diazo approach to α-oxo gold carbenes via gold-catalyzed alkyne oxidation.

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    Zhang, Liming

    2014-03-18

    For the past dozen years, homogeneous gold catalysis has evolved from a little known topic in organic synthesis to a fully blown research field of significant importance to synthetic practitioners, due to its novel reactivities and reaction modes. Cationic gold(I) complexes are powerful soft Lewis acids that can activate alkynes and allenes toward efficient attack by nucleophiles, leading to the generation of alkenyl gold intermediates. Some of the most versatile aspects of gold catalysis involve the generation of gold carbene intermediates, which occurs through the approach of an electrophile to the distal end of the alkenyl gold moiety, and their diverse transformations thereafter. On the other hand, α-oxo metal carbene/carbenoids are highly versatile intermediates in organic synthesis and can undergo various synthetically challenging yet highly valuable transformations such as C-H insertion, ylide formation, and cyclopropanation reactions. Metal-catalyzed dediazotizations of diazo carbonyl compounds are the principle and most reliable strategy to access them. Unfortunately, the substrates contain a highly energetic diazo moiety and are potentially explosive. Moreover, chemists need to use energetic reagents to prepare them, putting further constrains on operational safety. In this Account, we show that the unique access to the gold carbene species in homogeneous gold catalysis offers an opportunity to generate α-oxo gold carbenes if both nucleophile and electrophile are oxygen. Hence, this approach would enable readily available and safer alkynes to replace hazardous α-diazo carbonyl compounds as precursors in the realm of gold carbene chemistry. For the past several years, we have demonstrated that alkynes can indeed effectively serve as precursors to versatile α-oxo gold carbenes. In our initial study, we showed that a tethered sulfoxide can be a suitable oxidant, which in some cases leads to the formation of α-oxo gold carbene intermediates. The intermolecular approach offers excellent synthetic flexibility because no tethering of the oxidant is required, and its reduced form is not tangled with the product. We were the first research group to develop this strategy, through the use of pyridine/quinolone N-oxides as the external oxidants. In this manner, we can effectively make a C-C triple bond a surrogate of an α-diazo carbonyl moiety in various gold catalyses. With terminal alkynes, we demonstrated that we can efficiently trap exclusively formed terminal carbene centers by internal nucleophiles en route to the formation of cyclic products, including strained oxetan-3-ones and azetidin-3-ones, and by external nucleophiles when a P,N-bidentate ligand is coordinated to gold. With internal alkynes, we generated synthetically useful regioselectivities in the generation of the α-oxo gold carbene moiety, which enables expedient formation of versatile enone products. Other research groups have also applied this strategy en route to versatile synthetic methods. The α-oxo gold carbenes appear to be more electrophilic than their Rh counterpart, which many chemists have focused on in a large array of excellent work on metal carbene chemistry. The ease of accessing the reactive gold carbenes opens up a vast area for developing new synthetic methods that would be distinctively different from the known Rh chemistry and promises to generate a new round of "gold rush". PMID:24428596

  19. Cationic bis-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ruthenium complex: structure and application as latent catalyst in olefin metathesis.

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    Rouen, Mathieu; Queval, Pierre; Falivene, Laura; Allard, Jessica; Toupet, Loïc; Crévisy, Christophe; Caijo, Frédéric; Baslé, Olivier; Cavallo, Luigi; Mauduit, Marc

    2014-10-13

    An unexpected cationic bis-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) benzylidene ether based ruthenium complex (2 a) was prepared through the double incorporation of an unsymmetrical unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene (U2 -NHC) ligand that bore an N-substituted cyclododecyl side chain. The isolation and full characterization (including X-ray diffraction studies) of key synthetic intermediates along with theoretical calculations allowed us to understand the mechanism of the overall cationization process. Finally, the newly developed complex 2 a displayed interesting latent behavior during ring-closing metathesis, which could be "switched on" under acidic conditions. PMID:25212827

  20. Cyclic Alkyl(amino) Carbene Stabilized Complexes with Low Coordinate Metals of Enduring Nature.

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    Roy, Sudipta; Mondal, Kartik Chandra; Roesky, Herbert W

    2016-03-15

    N-Heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) are known to stabilize some metal atoms in different oxidation states mostly by their strong σ-donation. After the successful syntheses of cyclic alkyl(amino) carbenes (cAACs), they have been proven to be much more effective in stabilizing electron rich species. In cAAC, one of the σ-withdrawing and π-donating nitrogen atoms of NHC is replaced by a σ-donating quaternary carbon atom leading to a lower lying LUMO. This makes the acceptance of π-back-donation from the element bound to the carbene carbon atom of cAAC energetically more advantageous. Further evidence suggests that the carbene carbon of cAAC can use the lone pair of electrons present on the adjacent nitrogen in a more controlled way depending on the accumulation of electron density on the bound metal. It has been found that cAAC can be utilized as excellent ligand for the stabilization of a complex with three coordinate metal center [(cAAC)2M(I)-Cl; M = Fe, Co, Cr]. Complex (cAAC)2M(II)Cl2 [M = Fe, Co, Cr] was prepared by reacting anhydrous M(II)Cl2 with two equiv of cAAC followed by treatment with one equiv of KC8 (reducing agent) to obtain (cAAC)2M(I)-Cl. The corresponding cation (cAAC)2M(+) was isolated when (cAAC)2M(I)-Cl was reacted with sodium-tetraarylborate (lithium) in toluene or fluorobenzene. The CV of cation (cAAC)2M(+) [M = Co, Fe] suggests that it can reversibly undergo one electron reduction. The cations of Co and Fe were reduced with Na(Hg) or KC8, respectively. (cAAC)2Co(I)Cl can be directly reduced to (cAAC)2Co(0) when reacted with one equiv of KC8. Analogous (cAAC·)2Zn(II) and (cAAC)2Mn complexes are prepared by reduction of (cAAC)MCl2 [M = Zn, Mn] with two equiv of KC8 in the presence of one equiv of cAAC. The square planar (cAAC)2NiCl2 complex was directly reduced by two equiv of LiN(iPr2) (KC8) to (cAAC)2Ni(0). The (cAAC)2Pd(0) and (cAAC)2Pt(0) complexes are prepared by substituting all four triphenylphosphines of (Ph3P)4M(0) [M = Pd, Pt] by two cAACs. Cation (cAAC)2M(+) [M = Cu, Au] was reduced with sodium/potassium to obtain the neutral analogue [(cAAC)2Cu, (cAAC)2Au]. Two coordinate Zn/Mn/Cu/Au are stabilized by two neutral carbene ligands possessing radical electrons on the carbene carbon atoms, while analogous complexes of Co/Fe/Ni/Pd/Pt contain metals in the zero oxidation state. The ground electronic structure of (cAAC)2M was thoroughly studied by theoretical calculations. In this Account, we summarize our developments in stabilizing metal complexes with low coordinate metal atoms in two, one, and most significantly in their zero oxidation states by utilizing cAACs as ligands. PMID:26925983

  1. Homo- and Heteropolynuclear Complexes Containing Bidentate Bridging 4-Phosphino-N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands.

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    Han, Zeyu; Bates, Joshua I; Strehl, Dominik; Patrick, Brian O; Gates, Derek P

    2016-05-16

    The abnormal reaction of phosphaalkenes with N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC) offers a convenient method to introduce new functionality at the backbone of an NHC. The 4-phosphino-substituted NHC (1a) derived from 1,3-dimesitylimidazol-2-ylidene (IMes) and MesP═CPh2 is shown to be an effective bifunctional ligand for Au(I) and Pd(II). Several new complexes are reported: 2a: 1a·AuCCl, 3a: 1a·(AuCl)2, 4a: [(1a)2AuC]Cl, 5a: [(1a·AuPCl)2AuC]Cl], and 6a: 1a·(PdC) (AuPCl). The reaction of 4-phosphino-NHC 1b, derived from 1,3-di(cyclohexyl)imidazol-2-ylidene (ICy) and MesP═C(4-C6H4F)2, with (tht)AuCl (2 equiv, tht = tetrahydrothiophene) affords the fascinating tetranuclear 5b [(1b·AuPCl)2AuC][AuCl2]. The molecular structure of 5b features a close Au···Au contact (3.0988(4) Å) between the bis(carbene)gold(I) cation and the dichloroaurate(I) anion. The buried volumes (%Vbur) and Tolman cone angles for representative 4-phosphino-NHCs calculated from structural data are compared to related carbenes and phosphines. The molecular structures are reported for complexes 3a, 4a, 5b, and 6a. PMID:27125258

  2. The first N-heterocyclic carbene-based nickel catalyst for C-S coupling.

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    Zhang, Yugen; Ngeow, Kao Chin; Ying, Jackie Y

    2007-08-30

    We have developed the first N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-based transition metal catalysts for C-S coupling reactions. Ni-NHC catalysts showed good to excellent activities toward various aryl halides in C-S coupling reactions. The catalytic activities were greatly affected by the electronic and steric properties of the NHC ligands. The new catalysts were inexpensive, easy to synthesize, and environmentally friendly. They could be excellent candidates to replace Pd-organophosphanes for C-S coupling catalysis. PMID:17676857

  3. An abnormal N-heterocyclic carbene based nickel complex for catalytic reduction of nitroarenes.

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    Vijaykumar, Gonela; Mandal, Swadhin K

    2016-05-01

    Herein we report the synthesis of a nickel(ii) dichloro complex bearing an abnormal N-heterocyclic carbene (aNHC). The NiCl2(aNHC)2 complex has been used as an efficient catalyst for the reduction of nitroarenes with hydrosilanes to give aromatic amines in good to excellent yields. This catalytic protocol can tolerate functional groups such as halides, alkenes or nitriles. Furthermore, the longevity of the catalyst was tested in successive catalytic cycles, which indicates a sustained catalytic activity over multiple catalytic cycles. PMID:27041677

  4. N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Mediated Microfluidic Oxidative Electrosynthesis of Amides from Aldehydes.

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    Green, Robert A; Pletcher, Derek; Leach, Stuart G; Brown, Richard C D

    2016-03-01

    A flow process for N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC)-mediated anodic oxidative amidation of aldehydes is described, employing an undivided microfluidic electrolysis cell to oxidize Breslow intermediates. After electrochemical oxidation, the reaction of the intermediate N-acylated thiazolium cation with primary amines is completed by passage through a heating cell to achieve high conversion in a single pass. The flow mixing regimen circumvented the issue of competing imine formation between the aldehyde and amine substrates, which otherwise prevented formation of the desired product. High yields (71-99%), productivities (up to 2.6 g h(-1)), and current efficiencies (65-91%) were realized for 19 amides. PMID:26886178

  5. Enantioselective N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalyzed Diene Regenerative (4 + 2) Annulation.

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    Levens, Alison; Zhang, Changhe; Candish, Lisa; Forsyth, Craig M; Lupton, David W

    2015-11-01

    An enantioselective N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalyzed diene regenerative (4 + 2) annulation has been achieved through the use of highly nucleophilic morpholinone-derived catalysts. The reaction proceeds with good to excellent yields, high enantioselectivity (most >92% ee), and good diastereoselectivity (most >7:1). The generality of the reaction is high, with 19 examples reported. The utility of the products has been examined with subsequent derivatization in Diels-Alder reactions using electron-poor dienophiles. Furthermore, interception of the proposed β-lactone intermediate has been achieved, allowing the synthesis of compounds bearing four contiguous stereocenters with high levels of enantio- and diastereoselectivity. PMID:26484753

  6. Pd-N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) Organic Silica: Synthesis and Application in Carbon-Carbon Coupling Reactions

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    The first Pd-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complex in the form of organic silica was prepared using sol-gel method and its application in Heck and Suzuki reaction were demonstrated. These C-C coupling reactions proceeded efficiently under the influence of microwave irradiation, wi...

  7. Mechanistic Studies on the Generation and Properties of Superelectrophilic Singlet Carbenes from Bis(perfluoroalkanesulfonyl)bromonium Ylides.

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    Miyamoto, Kazunori; Iwasaki, Susumu; Doi, Ryusuke; Ota, Taiga; Kawano, Yufuko; Yamashita, Junpei; Sakai, Yuuta; Tada, Norihiro; Ochiai, Masahito; Hayashi, Satoko; Nakanishi, Waro; Uchiyama, Masanobu

    2016-04-15

    Pyrolysis of bis(perfluoroalkanesulfonyl)bromonium ylides in various olefins results in highly stereospecific formation of cyclopropanes via unimolecular decomposition. Product analysis, kinetic study, substituent effects, and theoretical study revealed the generation of singlet bis(perfluoroalkanesulfonyl)carbenes stabilized by intramolecular coordination of sulfonyl oxygen. PMID:27011233

  8. Formation of Ruthenium Carbenes by gem-Hydrogen Transfer to Internal Alkynes: Implications for Alkyne trans-Hydrogenation

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    Leutzsch, Markus; Wolf, Larry M; Gupta, Puneet; Fuchs, Michael; Thiel, Walter; Farès, Christophe; Fürstner, Alois

    2015-01-01

    Insights into the mechanism of the unusual trans-hydrogenation of internal alkynes catalyzed by {Cp*Ru} complexes were gained by para-hydrogen (p-H2) induced polarization (PHIP) transfer NMR spectroscopy. It was found that the productive trans-reduction competes with a pathway in which both H atoms of H2 are delivered to a single alkyne C atom of the substrate while the second alkyne C atom is converted into a metal carbene. This “geminal hydrogenation” mode seems unprecedented; it was independently confirmed by the isolation and structural characterization of a ruthenium carbene complex stabilized by secondary inter-ligand interactions. A detailed DFT study shows that the trans alkene and the carbene complex originate from a common metallacyclopropene intermediate. Furthermore, the computational analysis and the PHIP NMR data concur in that the metal carbene is the major gateway to olefin isomerization and over-reduction, which frequently interfere with regular alkyne trans-hydrogenation. PMID:26332643

  9. N-heterocyclic carbene catalyzed ring expansion of formylcyclopropanes: synthesis of 3,4-dihydro-alpha-pyrone derivatives.

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    Li, Gong-Qiang; Dai, Li-Xin; You, Shu-Li

    2009-04-01

    N-Heterocyclic carbene catalyzed ring expansion of readily accessible 2-acyl-1-formylcyclopropanes was developed. With 5 mol % of triazolium salt 5 and 30 mol % of DBU, ring expansion of various 2-acyl-1-formylcyclopropanes led to 3,4-dihydro-alpha-pyrones in good to excellent yields. PMID:19271747

  10. Synthesis, structure and DFT study of cymantrenyl Fischer carbene complexes of group VI and VII transition metals

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    Fraser, Roan; van Rooyen, Petrus H.; Landman, Marilé

    2016-02-01

    Bi- and trimetallic carbene complexes of group VI and VII transition metals (Cr, Mo, W, Mn and Re), with CpMn(CO)3 as the initial synthon, have been synthesised according to the classical Fischer methodology. Crystal structures of the novel carbene complexes with general formula [Mx(CO)y-1{C(OEt)(MnCp(CO)3)}], where x = 1 then y = 3 or 6; x = 2 then y = 10, of the complexes are reported. A density functional theory (DFT) study was undertaken to determine natural bonding orbitals (NBOs) and conformational as well as isomeric aspects of the polymetallic complexes. Application of the second-order perturbation theory (SOPT) of the natural bond orbital (NBO) method revealed stabilizing interactions between the methylene C-H bonds and the carbonyl ligands of the carbene metal moiety. These stabilization interactions show a linear decrease for the group VI metal carbene complexes down the group.

  11. Optimized Syntheses of Cyclopentadienyl Nickel Chloride Compounds Containing "N"-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands for Short Laboratory Periods

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    Cooke, Jason; Lightbody, Owen C.

    2011-01-01

    Experiments are described for the preparation of imidazolium chloride precursors to "N"-heterocyclic carbenes and their cyclopentadienyl nickel chloride derivatives. The syntheses have been optimized for second- and third-year undergraduate laboratories that have a maximum programmed length of three hours per week. The experiments are flexible and…

  12. Tethered N-heterocyclic carbene-carboranes: unique ligands that exhibit unprecedented and versatile coordination modes at rhodium.

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    Holmes, Jordan; Pask, Christopher M; Fox, Mark A; Willans, Charlotte E

    2016-05-11

    Four brand new hybrid ligands combining an N-heterocyclic carbene tethered with two isomeric nido-dicarbaundecaborane dianions, a neutral closo-dicarbadodecaborane or a closo-dicarbadodecaborane anion are described. Versatile coordination of the ligands to Rh(I) is demonstrated, in which both NHC and carborane moieties covalently coordinate a metal centre. PMID:27098432

  13. Regiospecific Synthesis of Benzoxepines through Pd-Catalyzed Carbene Migratory Insertion and C-C Bond Cleavage.

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    Xie, Yang; Zhang, Ping; Zhou, Lei

    2016-03-01

    A new method for the synthesis of benzoxepines via migratory insertion into a Pd carbene followed by C-C bond cleavage was developed. Various benzoxepines were constructed by the regioselective ring expansion concomitant with the introduction of an aryl group at their 5-position. PMID:26841938

  14. Synthesis of phenanthrene derivatives through the net [5+5]-cycloaddition of prenylated carbene complexes with 2-alkynylbenzaldehyde derivatives

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    Menon, Suneetha; Sinha-Mahapatra, Dilip

    2007-01-01

    The reaction of prenylated carbene complexes and 2-alkynylbenzoyl derivatives has been investigated. Phenanthrene derivatives are produced if iodine is added prior to product isolation. Under these conditions alkyl migration reactions occur to form the observed products. The product yields are considerably higher using bis(prenylated) species owing to an increase in the effective molarity of dienophilic entities. PMID:18769535

  15. Asymmetric intramolecular α-cyclopropanation of aldehydes using a donor/acceptor carbene mimetic

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    Luo, Chaosheng; Wang, Zhen; Huang, Yong

    2015-01-01

    Enantioselective α-alkylation of carbonyl is considered as one of the most important processes for asymmetric synthesis. Common alkylation agents, that is, alkyl halides, are notorious substrates for both Lewis acids and organocatalysts. Recently, olefins emerged as a benign alkylating species via photo/radical mechanisms. However, examples of enantioselective alkylation of aldehydes/ketones are scarce and direct asymmetric dialkylation remains elusive. Here we report an intramolecular α-cyclopropanation reaction of olefinic aldehydes to form chiral cyclopropane aldehydes. We demonstrate that an α-iodo aldehyde can function as a donor/acceptor carbene equivalent, which engages in a formal [2+1] annulation with a tethered double bond. Privileged bicyclo[3.1.0]hexane-type scaffolds are prepared in good optical purity using a chiral amine. The synthetic utility of the products is demonstrated by versatile transformations of the bridgehead formyl functionality. We expect the concept of using α-iodo iminium as a donor/acceptor carbene surrogate will find wide applications in chemical reaction development. PMID:26644194

  16. Stretch Out or Fold Back? Conformations of Dinuclear Gold(I) N-Heterocyclic Carbene Macrocycles.

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    Kobialka, Stefanie; Müller-Tautges, Christina; Schmidt, Melanie T S; Schnakenburg, Gregor; Hollóczki, Oldamur; Kirchner, Barbara; Engeser, Marianne

    2015-07-01

    We report the synthesis and characterization of 12 new dinuclear gold(I) N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes and the corresponding imidazolium precursors. The focus lies in a systematic study of conformational changes and intra- and intermolecular gold-gold and π-π interactions of dinuclear gold(I) carbene complexes. Common to all members of the series of gold macrocycles are NHC ligands on the basis of imidazole with ethyl side chains and bromide as well as hexafluorophosphate counterions, respectively. The compounds vary in the length of a flexible alkyl linker between the NHC units. For the methylene and ethylene bridged macrocycles, a ring inversion movement can be observed by VT-NMR. In total, 11 molecular structures have been characterized by X-ray diffraction. Open ring conformations with intermolecular π-π and Au-Au interactions prevail, but a backfolded conformation with a short intramolecular Au-Au distance has been found for the ethylene-bridged species. The presence of Au-Au interactions could be proven by quantum chemical calculations. PMID:26087332

  17. Asymmetric intramolecular ?-cyclopropanation of aldehydes using a donor/acceptor carbene mimetic.

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    Luo, Chaosheng; Wang, Zhen; Huang, Yong

    2015-01-01

    Enantioselective ?-alkylation of carbonyl is considered as one of the most important processes for asymmetric synthesis. Common alkylation agents, that is, alkyl halides, are notorious substrates for both Lewis acids and organocatalysts. Recently, olefins emerged as a benign alkylating species via photo/radical mechanisms. However, examples of enantioselective alkylation of aldehydes/ketones are scarce and direct asymmetric dialkylation remains elusive. Here we report an intramolecular ?-cyclopropanation reaction of olefinic aldehydes to form chiral cyclopropane aldehydes. We demonstrate that an ?-iodo aldehyde can function as a donor/acceptor carbene equivalent, which engages in a formal [2+1] annulation with a tethered double bond. Privileged bicyclo[3.1.0]hexane-type scaffolds are prepared in good optical purity using a chiral amine. The synthetic utility of the products is demonstrated by versatile transformations of the bridgehead formyl functionality. We expect the concept of using ?-iodo iminium as a donor/acceptor carbene surrogate will find wide applications in chemical reaction development. PMID:26644194

  18. Stable angina

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    ... stable; Angina - chronic; Angina pectoris; Chest pain - angina; CAD - angina; Coronary artery disease - angina; Heart disease - angina ... clot. The most common cause of angina is coronary artery disease . Angina pectoris is the medical term for this ...

  19. N-heterocyclic carbene catalyzed reaction of phthalaldehydes: controllable stereoselective synthesis of polyhydroxylated spiro- and fused indenones dictated by the structure of NHC catalysts.

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    Cheng, Ying; Peng, Jiang-Hua; Li, Yong-Jia; Shi, Xun-Yu; Tang, Ming-Sheng; Tan, Tian-Yu

    2011-03-18

    The N-heterocyclic carbene catalyzed stereoselective dimerization reactions of phthalaldehydes produced polyhydroxylated spiro- or fused indenones. The reaction pathways were dictated by the structures of NHC catalysts. Under the catalysis of a imidazole carbene, phthalaldehydes produced dihydroxylspiro[indene-2,1'-isobenzofuran]-3-ones in good to excellent yields, whereas a triazole carbene catalyzed reaction of phthalaldehydes afforded fully cis-trihydroxylindeno[2,1-a]inden-5-ones in high yields. This work not only provides a highly efficient method for the construction of valuable polyhydroxyl substituted indene derivatives that are not easily assembled by other synthetic means but also reflects the versatility of organocatalysis using N-heterocyclic carbenes. PMID:21341805

  20. Mechanistic Investigation of Aromatic C(sp(2))-H and Alkyl C(sp(3))-H Bond Insertion by Gold Carbenes.

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    Liu, Yuan; Yu, Zhunzhun; Luo, Zhoujie; Zhang, John Zenghui; Liu, Lu; Xia, Fei

    2016-03-24

    It was recently reported that the gold-carbenes have an unprecedented catalysis toward the functionalization of C(sp(2))-H bonds of aromatic compounds. However, the associated mechanisms of C(sp(2))-H bonds inserted by gold-carbenes have not been comprehensively understood. We carried out a detailed mechanistic investigation of gold-carbene insertion into the C(sp(2))-H bond of anisole by means of theoretical calculations and control experiments. It significantly reveals that the aromatic C(sp(2))-H bond activation starts with the electrophilic addition of aromatic carbon toward the carbene carbon and subsequently followed the [1,3]-proton shift to form an enol intermediate. The rearrangement of enol proceeds through the mechanisms of proton transfer assisted by water molecules or enol intermediates, which are supported by our control experiments. It was also found that the C(sp(3))-H insertions of alkanes by gold-carbenes proceed through a concerted process via a three-centered transition state. The further comparison of different mechanisms provides a clear theoretical scheme to account for the difference in aromatic C(sp(2))-H and alkyl C(sp(3))-H bond activation, which is instructive for the further experimental functionalization of C-H bonds by gold-carbenes. PMID:26929977

  1. Exploiting Acyl and Enol Azolium Intermediates via NHeterocyclic Carbene Catalyzed Reactions of Alpha-Reducible Aldehydes

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    Vora, Harit U.; Wheeler, Philip

    2013-01-01

    N-heterocyclic carbenes are well known for their role in catalyzing benzoin and Stetter reactions: the generation of acyl anion equivalents from simple aldehydes to react with a variety of electrophiles. However, when an aldehyde bearing a leaving group or unsaturation adjacent to the acyl anion equivalent is subjected to an NHC, a new avenue of reactivity is unlocked, leading to a number of novel transformations which can generate highly complex products from simple starting materials, many of which are assembled through unconventional bond disconnections. The field of these new reactions - those utilizing ?-reducible aldehydes to access previously unexplored catalytic intermediates has expanded rapidly in the past eight years. This review aims to provide the reader with a historical perspective on the underlying discoveries that led to the current state of the art, a mechanistic description of these reactions, and a summary of the recent advances in this area. PMID:23538785

  2. Proton-transfer polymerization (HTP): converting methacrylates to polyesters by an N-heterocyclic carbene.

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    Hong, Miao; Chen, Eugene Y-X

    2014-10-27

    A new polymerization termed proton (H)-transfer polymerization (HTP) has been developed to convert dimethacrylates to unsaturated polyesters. HTP is catalyzed by a selective N-heterocyclic carbene capable of promoting intermolecular Umpolung condensation through proton transfer and proceeds through the step-growth propagation cycles via enamine intermediates. The role of the added suitable phenol, which is critical for achieving an effective HTP, is twofold: shutting down the radically induced chain-growth addition polymerization under HTP conditions (typically at 80-120 °C) and facilitating proton transfer after each monomer enchainment. The resulting unsaturated polyesters have a high thermal stability and can be readily cross-linked to robust polyester materials. PMID:25196055

  3. Tip-induced gating of molecular levels in carbene-based junctions.

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    Foti, Giuseppe; Vázquez, Héctor

    2016-03-29

    We study the conductance of N-heterocyclic carbene-based (NHC) molecules on gold by means of first-principles calculations based on density-functional theory and non-equilibrium Green's functions. We consider several tip structures and find a strong dependence of the position of the NHC molecular levels with the atomistic structure of the tip. The position of the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) can change by almost 0.8 eV with tip shape. Through an analysis of the net charge transfer, electron redistribution and work function for each tip structure, we rationalize the LUMO shifts in terms of the sum of the work function and the maximum electrostatic potential arising from charge rearrangement. These differences in the LUMO position, effectively gating the molecular levels, result in large conductance variations. These findings open the way to modulating the conductance of NHC-based molecular circuits through the controlled design of the tip atomistic structure. PMID:26891059

  4. Alkylfluorenyl substituted N-heterocyclic carbenes in copper(I) catalysed hydrosilylation of aldehydes and ketones.

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    Teci, Matthieu; Lentz, Nicolas; Brenner, Eric; Matt, Dominique; Toupet, Loïc

    2015-08-21

    Copper(i) complexes featuring N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) in which the nitrogen atoms are substituted by a 9-ethyl-9-fluorenyl group (EF) have been synthesised and tested in the hydrosylilation of functionalized and/or sterically demanding ketones and aldehydes. These reactions, carried out with triethylsilane as hydride source, were best achieved with the imidazolylidene copper complex in which the EF substituents can freely rotate about the corresponding N-CEF bonds. The remarkable stability of the active species, which surpasses that of previously reported Cu-NHC catalysts is likely to rely on the ability of the NHC side arms to protect the copper centre during the catalytic cycle by forming sandwich-like intermediates, but also on its steric flexibility facilitating approach of encumbered substrates. TONs up to 1000 were reached. PMID:26162019

  5. Tip-induced gating of molecular levels in carbene-based junctions

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    Foti, Giuseppe; Vázquez, Héctor

    2016-03-01

    We study the conductance of N-heterocyclic carbene-based (NHC) molecules on gold by means of first-principles calculations based on density-functional theory and non-equilibrium Green’s functions. We consider several tip structures and find a strong dependence of the position of the NHC molecular levels with the atomistic structure of the tip. The position of the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) can change by almost 0.8 eV with tip shape. Through an analysis of the net charge transfer, electron redistribution and work function for each tip structure, we rationalize the LUMO shifts in terms of the sum of the work function and the maximum electrostatic potential arising from charge rearrangement. These differences in the LUMO position, effectively gating the molecular levels, result in large conductance variations. These findings open the way to modulating the conductance of NHC-based molecular circuits through the controlled design of the tip atomistic structure.

  6. Metal-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes as anti-tumor agents.

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    Hu, Chunqi; Li, Xin; Wang, Wei; Zhang, Ruoyu; Deng, Liping

    2014-04-01

    It has been a long story of the development of anticancer metallopharmaceuticals since the identification of cisplatin. Advances in metallodrugs discovery during the past 40 years have made it an ever-growing area of research in medicinal inorganic chemistry. Meanwhile, the emerging of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) chemistry has stimulated the newly burgeoning interests in the biomedical applications of metal-NHC complexes. This review will detail what have been achieved hitherto in the research of metal-NHC complexes as potential anti-tumor agents coupled with gold, silver, copper, platinum and palladium. Their mechanism of action will also be discussed. All the results obtained indicate that this promising approach is worthy of more focuses and further studies. PMID:24350852

  7. Dimerisation, rhodium complex formation and rearrangements of N-heterocyclic carbenes of indazoles

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    Guan, Zong; Namyslo, Jan C; Drafz, Martin H H; Nieger, Martin

    2014-01-01

    Summary Deprotonation of indazolium salts at low temperatures gives N-heterocyclic carbenes of indazoles (indazol-3-ylidenes) which can be trapped as rhodium complexes (X-ray analysis). In the absence of Rh, the indazol-3-ylidenes spontaneously dimerize under ring cleavage of one of the N,N-bonds and ring closure to an indazole–indole spiro compound which possesses an exocyclic imine group. The E/Z isomers of the imines can be separated by column chromatography when methanol is used as eluent. We present results of a single crystal X-ray analysis of one of the E-isomers, which equilibrate in solution as well as in the solid state. Heating of the indazole–indole spiro compounds results in the formation of quinazolines by a ring-cleavage/ring-closure sequence (X-ray analysis). Results of DFT calculations are presented. PMID:24778738

  8. Stable compactifications

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    Accetta, F.S.; Gleiser, M.; Holman, R.; Kolb, E.W.

    1986-03-01

    We show that compactifications of theories with extra dimensions are unstable if due to monopole configurations of an antisymmetric tensor field balanced against one-loop Casimir corrections. In the case of ten dimensional supergravity, it is possible, at least for a portion of the phase space, to achieve a stable compactification without fine-tuning by including the contribution of fermionic condensates to the monopole configurations. 23 refs., 2 figs.

  9. A search for thermal isomerization of olefins to carbenes: Thermal generations of the silicon-nitrogen double bond

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    Zhang, Xianping.

    1990-09-21

    The first part of this thesis will search for the thermal isomerization of olefins to carbenes which is predicted to be a high energy process by calculations and has only been observed in a few strained olefins. The possibility of thermal isomerization of simple olefins to carbenes will be explored. Substitution of a silyl group on the double bond of an olefin allows a potential intermediate which has a {beta}-radical to the silyl group during the cis-trans isomerization. The effects of a trimethylsilyl group on this isomerization are the subject of this study. The second part of this thesis will include the generation and chemistry of intermediates containing a silicon-nitrogen double bond. The isomerization of parent silanimine to the aminosilylene was calculated to be a high energy process. New approaches to the silicon-nitrogen double bond will also be presented. 92 refs., 12 figs., 11 tabs.

  10. Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial activities of novel silver(I) complexes with coumarin substituted N-heterocyclic carbene ligands.

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    Karataş, Mert Olgun; Olgundeniz, Begüm; Günal, Selami; Özdemir, İlknur; Alıcı, Bülent; Çetinkaya, Engin

    2016-02-15

    Eight new coumarin substituted silver(I) N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes were synthesized by the interaction of the corresponding imidazolium or benzimidazolium chlorides and Ag2O in dichloromethane at room temperature. Structures of these complexes were established on the basis of elemental analysis, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, IR and mass spectroscopic techniques. The antimicrobial activities of carbene precursors and silver NHC complexes were tested against standard strains: Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the fungi Candida albicans and Candida tropicalis. Results showed that all the compounds inhibited the growth of the all bacteria and fungi strains and some complexes performed good activities against different microorganisms. Among all the compounds, the most lipophilic complex bis[1-(4-methylene-6,8-dimethyl-2H-chromen-2-one)-3-(naphthalene-2-ylmethyl)benzimidazol-2-ylidene]silver(I) dichloro argentate (5e) was found out as the most active one. PMID:26740157

  11. Alkyne-Azide Cycloaddition Catalyzed by Silver Chloride and “Abnormal” Silver N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complex

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    Ortega-Arizmendi, Aldo I.; Aldeco-Pérez, Eugenia; Cuevas-Yañez, Erick

    2013-01-01

    A library of 1,2,3-triazoles was synthesized from diverse alkynes and azides using catalytic amounts of silver chloride instead of copper compounds. In addition, a novel “abnormal” silver N-heterocyclic carbene complex was tested as catalyst in this process. The results suggest that the reaction requires only 0.5% of silver complex, affording 1,2,3-triazoles in good yields. PMID:24307866

  12. Luminescence Studies of the Intracellular Distribution of a Dinuclear Gold(I) N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complex

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    Barnard, Peter J.; Wedlock, Louise E.; Baker, Murray V.; Berners-Price, Susan J.; Joyce, David A.; Skelton, Brian W.; Steer, James H.

    2008-10-03

    A bidentate cyclophane N-heterocyclic carbene ligand has been used to synthesize a new dinuclear Au{sup I} complex of the formula [Au{sub 2}L{sub 2}]{sup 2+}. The short Au {hor_ellipsis} Au distance imposed by the rigid cyclophane ligand leads to a red-shifted luminescence profile that enables the complex to be used as a luminescent probe for distribution studies in single living cancer cells.

  13. Enantioselective N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed Michael addition to α,β-unsaturated aldehydes by redox oxidation.

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    Rong, Zi-Qiang; Jia, Min-Qiang; You, Shu-Li

    2011-08-01

    Enantioselective N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed Michael addition reactions to α,β-unsaturated aldehydes by redox oxidation were realized. With 10 mol % of camphor-derived triazolium salt D, 15 mol % of DBU, 5 mol % of NaBF(4), and 100 mol % of quinone oxidant, the reactions of various dicarbonyl compounds with α,β-unsaturated aldehydes led to 3,4-dihydro-α-pyrones in good yields and excellent ee's. PMID:21732659

  14. A spectroscopic study of the reaction of the carbene, tetrabromocyclopentadienylidene, with O 2 in low temperature matrices

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    Dunkin, Ian R.; McCluskey, Adam

    1994-01-01

    The photolysis of tetrabromodiazocyclopentadiene ( 2) in low temperature Ar and N 2 matrices generates the carbene, tetrabromocyclopentadienylidene ( 3). In O 2-doped matrices, ( 3) reacts with oxygen yielding first tetrabromocyclopentadienone O-oxide ( 4), identification of which was aided by experiments with isotopically labelled oxygen, and then tetrabromocyclopentadienone ( 5) and tetrabromo-α-pyrone ( 6). The matrix uv-visible and infrared absorption spectra of tetrabromocyclopentadienone O-oxide ( 4) are reported.

  15. Preparation of a N-Heterocyclic Carbene Nickel(II) Complex: Synthetic Experiments in Current Organic and Organometallic Chemistry

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    Ritleng, Vincent; Brenner, Eric; Chetcuti, Michael J.

    2008-01-01

    A four-part experiment that leads to the synthesis of a cyclopentadienyl chloro-nickel(II) complex bearing a N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand is presented. In the first part, the preparation of 1,3-bis-(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)imidazolium chloride (IMes[middle dot]HCl) in a one-pot procedure by reaction of 2,4,6-trimethylaniline with…

  16. Energy Transfer in a Hybrid Ir(III) Carbene-Pt(II) Acetylide Assembly for Efficient Hydrogen Production.

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    Yu, Zhen-Tao; Yuan, Yong-Jun; Chen, Xin; Cai, Jian-Guang; Zou, Zhi-Gang

    2015-07-01

    A new heterometallic supramolecular complex, consisting of an iridium carbene-based unit appended to a platinum terpyridine acetylide unit, representing a new Ir(III) -Pt(II) structural motif, was designed and developed to act as an active species for photocatalytic hydrogen production. The results also suggested that a light-harvesting process is essential to realize the solar-to-fuel conversion in an artificial system as illustrated in the natural photosynthetic system. PMID:26096270

  17. Cu(I)-Catalyzed Tandem Reaction of Carbene Coupling and Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons Type Olefination: Access toward Enynes.

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    Zhou, Yujing; Ye, Fei; Zhou, Qi; Zhang, Yan; Wang, Jianbo

    2016-05-01

    A novel strategy to synthesize 1,3-enynes has been successfully developed based on Cu(I)-catalyzed cross-coupling of α-diazo phosphonates and alkynes with a subsequent Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons (HWE) type reaction. This method provides straightforward access to conjugated enynes with high efficiency, good stereoselectivity and excellent functional group compatibility. Copper(I) carbene migratory insertion plays a crucial role in this transformation. PMID:27115055

  18. Preparation of a N-Heterocyclic Carbene Nickel(II) Complex: Synthetic Experiments in Current Organic and Organometallic Chemistry

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    Ritleng, Vincent; Brenner, Eric; Chetcuti, Michael J.

    2008-01-01

    A four-part experiment that leads to the synthesis of a cyclopentadienyl chloro-nickel(II) complex bearing a N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand is presented. In the first part, the preparation of 1,3-bis-(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)imidazolium chloride (IMes[middle dot]HCl) in a one-pot procedure by reaction of 2,4,6-trimethylaniline with

  19. A theobromine derived silver N-heterocyclic carbene: synthesis, characterization, and antimicrobial efficacy studies on cystic fibrosis relevant pathogens†

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    Panzner, Matthew J.; Hindi, Khadijah M.; Wright, Brian D.; Taylor, Jane B.; Han, Daniel S.

    2009-01-01

    The increasing incidence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) pulmonary infections in the cystic fibrosis (CF) population has prompted the investigation of innovative silver based therapeutics. The functionalization of the naturally occurring xanthine theobromine at the N1 nitrogen atom with an ethanol substituent followed by the methylation of the N9 nitrogen atom gives the N-heterocyclic carbene precursor 1-(2-hydroxyethyl)-3,7,9-trimethylxanthinium iodide. The reaction of this xanthinium salt with silver acetate produces the highly hydrophilic silver carbene complex SCC8. The in vitro antimicrobial efficacy of this newly synthesized complex was evaluated with excellent results on a variety of virulent and MDR pathogens isolated from CF patients. A comparative in vivo study between the known caffeine derived silver carbene SCC1 and SCC8 demonstrated the ability of both complexes to improve the survival rates of mice in a pneumonia model utilizing the clinically isolated infectious strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA M57-15. PMID:20449175

  20. Density functional computations of the cyclopropanation of ethene catalyzed by iron (II) carbene complexes Cp(CO)(L)Fe=CHR, L D CO, PMe3, R D Me, OMe, ph, CO2Me

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    Wang, Fen; Meng, Qingxi; Li, Ming

    Density functional theory has been used to study the Fe-catalyzed cyclopropanation of Fe-carbene complexes with ethene. All the intermediates and transition states were optimized completely at the B3LYP/6-31+G(d,p) level. Calculation results confirm that the cyclopropanation of Fe-carbene complexes with ethene involves the two reaction paths I and II. In the reaction path I, the double bond of ethene attacks directly on the carbene carbon of Fe-carbene complexes to generate the cyclopropane. In the reaction path II, ethene substitution for PMe3 or CO in the Fe-carbene complexes leads to the complexes M2; and the attack of one carbon of ethene on the carbene carbon results in the complexes M3 with a Fe bond C bond C bond C four-membered ring, and then generates the cyclopropane via the elimination reaction. For Fe-carbene complexes A, C, D, E, and H, the main reaction mode is the reaction path I; for Fe-carbene complexes B, F, and G, the main reaction mode is the reaction path II.0

  1. Characteristics and nature of the intermolecular interactions in boron-bonded complexes with carbene as electron donor: an ab initio, SAPT and QTAIM study.

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    Esrafili, Mehdi D

    2012-05-01

    We report geometries, stabilization energies, symmetry adapted perturbation theory (SAPT) and quantum theory of atoms in molecules (QTAIM) analyses of a series of carbene-BX(3) complexes, where X = H, OH, NH(2), CH(3), CN, NC, F, Cl, and Br. The stabilization energies were calculated at HF, B3LYP, MP2, MP4 and CCSD(T)/aug-cc-pVDZ levels of theory using optimized geometries of all the complexes obtained from B3LYP/aug-cc-pVTZ. Quantitatively, all the complexes indicate the presence of B-C(carbene) interaction due to the short B-C(carbene) distances. Inspection of stabilization energies reveals that the interaction energies increase in the order NH(2) > OH > CH(3) > F > H > Cl > Br > NC > CN, which is the opposite trend shown in the binding distances. Considering the SAPT results, it is found that electrostatic effects account for about 50% of the overall attraction of the studied complexes. By comparison, the induction components of these interactions represent about 40% of the total attractive forces. Despite falling in a region of charge depletion with nabla(2)ρ(BCP) >0, the B-C(carbene) bond critical points (BCPs) are characterized by a reasonably large value of the electron density (ρ(BCP)) and H(BCP) <0, indicating that the potential energy overcomes the kinetic energy density at BCP and the B-C(carbene) bond is a polar covalent bond. PMID:21877151

  2. Gold (I) N-heterocyclic carbene complex inhibits mouse melanoma growth by p53 upregulation

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    2014-01-01

    Background Cancer treatment using gold (I) complexes is becoming popular. In this study, a gold (I) N-heterocyclic complex designated as complex 3 was synthesized, its cytotoxicity was examined, and its anti-melanoma activity was evaluated in vitro and in vivo. Methods Viability of cancer cells was determined by MTT assay upon treatment with various concentrations of a gold (I) N-heterocyclic carbene complex (complex 3) in a dose and time dependent manner. Mouse melanoma cells B16F10 were selected for further apoptotic studies, including flowcytometric analysis of annexin binding, cell cycle arrest, intracellular ROS generation and loss in the mitochondrial membrane potential. ELISA based assays were done for caspase activities and western blots for determining the expression of various survival and apoptotic proteins. Immunocytology was performed to visualize the translocation of p53 to the nucleus. B16F10 cells were inoculated into mice and post tumor formation, complex 3 was administered. Immunohistology was performed to determine the expressions of p53, p21, NF-κB (p65 and p50), MMP-9 and VEGF. Student’s t test was used for determining statistical significance. The survival rate data were analyzed by Kaplan-Meier plots. Results Complex 3 markedly inhibited the growth of HCT 116, HepG2, and A549, and induced apoptosis in B16F10 cells with nuclear condensation, DNA fragmentation, externalization of phosphatidylserine, activation of caspase 3 and caspase 9, PARP cleavage, downregulation of Bcl-2, upregulation of Bax, cytosolic cytochrome c elevation, ROS generation, and mitochondrial membrane potential loss indicating the involvement of an intrinsic mitochondrial death pathway. Further, upregulation of p53, p-p53 (ser 15) and p21 indicated the role of p53 in complex 3 mediated apoptosis. The complex reduced tumor size, and caused upregulation of p53 and p21 along with downregulation of NF-κB (p65 and p50), VEGF and MMP-9. These results suggest that it induced anti-melanoma effect in vitro and in vivo by modulating p53 and other apoptotic factors. Conclusions The gold (I) N-heterocyclic carbene complex (C22H26N6AuO2PF6) designated as complex 3 induced ROS and p53 dependent apoptosis in B16F10 cells involving the mitochondrial death pathway along with suppression of melanoma tumor growth by regulating the levels of pro and anti apoptotic factors (p53, p21, NF-κB, VEGF and MMP-9). PMID:24625085

  3. Spherical core-shell magnetic particles constructed by main-chain palladium N-heterocyclic carbenes

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    Zhao, Huaixia; Li, Liuyi; Wang, Jinyun; Wang, Ruihu

    2015-02-01

    The encapsulation of the functional species on magnetic core is a facile approach for the synthesis of core-shell magnetic materials, and surface encapsulating matrices play crucial roles in regulating their properties and applications. In this study, two core-shell palladium N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) particles (Fe3O4@PNP1 and Fe3O4@PNP2) were prepared by a one-pot reaction of semi-rigid tripodal imidazolium salts and palladium acetate in the presence of magnetite nanoparticles. The magnetite nanoparticles are encapsulated inside the main-chain palladium, which act as cores. The conjugated effects of triphenyltriazine and triphenylbenzene in the imidazolium salts have important influence on their physical properties and catalytic performances. Fe3O4@PNP2 shows better recyclability than Fe3O4@PNP1. Unexpectedly, Pd(ii) is well maintained after six consecutive catalytic runs in Fe3O4@PNP2, and Pd(0) and Pd(ii) coexist in Fe3O4@PNP1 under the same conditions; moreover, the morphologies of these spherical core-shell particles show no significant variation after six consecutive catalytic runs.The encapsulation of the functional species on magnetic core is a facile approach for the synthesis of core-shell magnetic materials, and surface encapsulating matrices play crucial roles in regulating their properties and applications. In this study, two core-shell palladium N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) particles (Fe3O4@PNP1 and Fe3O4@PNP2) were prepared by a one-pot reaction of semi-rigid tripodal imidazolium salts and palladium acetate in the presence of magnetite nanoparticles. The magnetite nanoparticles are encapsulated inside the main-chain palladium, which act as cores. The conjugated effects of triphenyltriazine and triphenylbenzene in the imidazolium salts have important influence on their physical properties and catalytic performances. Fe3O4@PNP2 shows better recyclability than Fe3O4@PNP1. Unexpectedly, Pd(ii) is well maintained after six consecutive catalytic runs in Fe3O4@PNP2, and Pd(0) and Pd(ii) coexist in Fe3O4@PNP1 under the same conditions; moreover, the morphologies of these spherical core-shell particles show no significant variation after six consecutive catalytic runs. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: The additional SEM images, IR spectra, TG-MS curves, Solid state 13C NMR spectra, XPS spectra and XRD spectra of palladium NHC particles. See DOI: 10.1039/c4nr07330d

  4. Formation of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes by Tautomerization of Mesomeric Betaines: Cyclic Boron Adducts and Palladium Complexes From 2-(Imidazolium-1-yl)phenolates.

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    Liu, Ming; Nieger, Martin; Hübner, Eike G; Schmidt, Andreas

    2016-04-01

    2-(Imidazolium-1-yl)phenolates are conjugated heterocyclic mesomeric betaines in tautomeric equilibrium with the corresponding N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs), 3-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-imidazol-2-ylidenes. The carbene tautomers can be trapped as thiones (X-ray analysis). Moreover, bis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(II) dichloride in THF trapped the carbene tautomer as a palladium complex without participation of the phenolate group (X-ray analysis). The corresponding anionic NHCs, 2-phenolate-substituted imidazol-2-ylidenes, can be trapped by triethylborane or triphenylborane to form 4,4-diethyl- or 4,4-diphenyl-4H-benzo[e]imidazo[2,1-c][1,4,2]oxaza-borininium-4-ides, respectively (two X-ray analyses). These tricyclic systems are the first representatives of a new heterocyclic ring system. The results of DFT calculations concerning the HOMO/LUMO profiles and partial charges are also presented. PMID:26929134

  5. Understanding the Mechanism of the Divergent Reactivity of Non-Heteroatom-Stabilized Chromium Carbene Complexes with Furfural Imines: Formation of Benzofurans and Azetines.

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    Funes-Ardoiz, Ignacio; González, Jairo; Santamaría, Javier; Sampedro, Diego

    2016-02-19

    The mechanisms of the reaction between non-heteroatom-stabilized alkynyl chromium carbene complexes prepared in situ and furfural imines to yield benzofurans and/or azetines have been explored by means of density functional theory method calculations. The reaction proceeds through a complex cascade of steps triggered by a nucleophilic addition of the imine nitrogen atom. The formation of two benzofuran regioisomers has been explained in terms of competitive nucleophilic attacks to different positions of the carbene complex. Each of these regioisomers can be obtained as the major product depending on the starting materials. The overall sequence could be controlled to yield benzofurans or azetines by adjusting the substituents present in the initial carbene complex. This mechanistic information allowed for the preparation of new benzofurans and azetinylcarbenes in good yields. PMID:26799934

  6. "Hummingbird" behaviour of N-heterocyclic carbenes stabilises out-of-plane bonding of AuCl and CuCl units.

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    Teci, Matthieu; Brenner, Eric; Matt, Dominique; Gourlaouen, Christophe; Toupet, Loic

    2015-07-27

    An N-heterocyclic carbene substituted by two expanded 9-ethyl-9-fluorenyl groups was shown to bind an AuCl unit in an unusual manner, namely with the Au?X rod sitting out of the plane defined by the heterocyclic carbene unit. As shown by X-ray studies and DFT calculations, the observed large pitch angle (21) arises from an easy displacement of the gold(I) atom away from the carbene lone-pair axis, combined with the stabilisation provided by weak CH???Au interactions involving aliphatic and aromatic H atoms of the NHC wingtips. Weak, intermolecular Cl???H bonds are likely to cooperate with the H???Au interactions to stabilise the out-of-plane conformation. A general belief until now was that tilt angles in NHC complexes arise mainly from steric effects within the first coordination sphere. PMID:26130507

  7. Nanofiber composites containing N-heterocyclic carbene complexes with antimicrobial activity

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    Elzatahry, Ahmed A; Al-Enizi, Abdullah M; Elsayed, Elsayed Ahmed; Butorac, Rachel R; Al-Deyab, Salem S; Wadaan, Mohammad AM; Cowley, Alan H

    2012-01-01

    This report concerns nanofiber composites that incorporate N-heterocyclic carbenes and the use of such composites for testing antimicrobial and antifungal activities. The nanofiber composites were produced by electrospinning mixtures of the gold chloride or gold acetate complexes of a bis(imino)acenaphthene (BIAN)-supported NHC with aqueous solutions of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA). The products were characterized by scanning-electron microscopy, which revealed that nanofibers in the range of 250–300 nm had been produced. The biological activities of the nanofiber composites were tested against two Gram-positive bacteria, six Gram-negative bacteria, and two fungal strains. No activity was evident against the fungal strains. However, the gold chloride complex was found to be active against all the Gram-positive pathogens and one of the Gram-negative pathogens. It was also found that the activity of the produced nanofibers was localized and that no release of the bioactive compound from the nanofibers was evident. The demonstrated antimicrobial activities of these novel nanofiber composites render them potentially useful as wound dressings. PMID:22745545

  8. Biological Screening of Newly Synthesized BIAN N-Heterocyclic Gold Carbene Complexes in Zebrafish Embryos

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    Farooq, Muhammad; Abu Taha, Nael; Butorac, Rachel R.; Evans, Daniel Anthony; Elzatahry, Ahmed A.; Elsayed, Elsayed Ahmed; Wadaan, Mohammad A. M.; Al-Deyab, Salem S.; Cowley, Alan H.

    2015-01-01

    N-Heterocyclic carbene (NHC) metal complexes possess diverse biological activities but have yet to be extensively explored as potential chemotherapeutic agents. We have previously reported the synthesis of a new class of NHC metal complexes N-heterocyclic with acetate [IPr(BIAN)AuOAc] and chloride [IPr(BIAN)AuCl] ligands. In the experiments reported herein, the zebrafish embryos were exposed to serial dilutions of each of these complexes for 10–12 h. One hundred percent mortality was observed at concentrations ≥50 µM. At sub-lethal concentrations (10–30 µM), both compounds influenced zebrafish embryonic development. However, quite diverse categories of abnormalities were found in exposed embryos with each compound. Severe brain deformation and notochord degeneration were evident in the case of [IPr(BIAN)AuOAc]. The zebrafish embryos treated with [IPr(BIAN)AuCl] exhibited stunted growth and consequently had smaller body sizes. A depletion of 30%–40% glutathione was detected in the treated embryos, which could account for one of the possible mechanism of neurotoxicity. The fact that these compounds are capable of both affecting the growth and also compromising antioxidant systems by elevating intracellular ROS production implies that they could play an important role as a new breed of therapeutic molecules. PMID:26501273

  9. Relativistic effects in the cationic platinum carbene PtCH + 2

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    Heinemann, Christoph; Schwarz, Helmut; Koch, Wolfram; Dyall, Kenneth G.

    1996-03-01

    Fully relativistic four-component Dirac-Fock Coulomb calculations in conjunction with a second-order perturbational estimate for the correlation energy have been performed in benchmark calculations on geometric and electronic structures as well as the binding energy of the cationic platinum carbene complex PtCH+2. The relativistic stabilization of this species amounts to as much as 50 kcal/mol and the combination of relativistic and correlation effects shorten the Pt-C bond length by nearly 1 bohr, changing the bond order from one to two. The relative importance of spin-free and spin-dependent relativistic effects on the geometry, the electronic structure, and the binding energy is evaluated by comparison to the Douglas-Kroll method. Relativistic effective core potentials are shown to describe the spin-free effects reliably. The best theoretical estimate for the bond dissociation energy underestimates the experimental value by 13% due to truncation errors in the one- and n-particle space treatments. The mixed Hartree-Fock/density-functional method Becke3-Lee-Yang-Parr performs surprisingly well with respect to the structure and binding energy of the target molecule.

  10. Laser Spectroscopy of Radicals, Carbenes, and Ions in Superfluid Helium Droplets

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    Douberly, Gary E.

    2015-06-01

    The first beam of helium droplets was reported in the 1961 paper Strahlen aus kondensiertem Helium im Hochvakuum by Von E. W. Becker and co-workers. However, molecular spectroscopy of helium-solvated dopants wasn't realized until 30 years later in the laboratories of Scoles and Toennies. It has now been two decades since this early, seminal work on doped helium droplets, yet the field of helium droplet spectroscopy is still fresh with vast potential. Analogous in many ways to cryogenic matrix isolation spectroscopy, the helium droplet is an ideal environment to spectroscopically probe difficult to prepare molecular species, such as radicals, carbenes and ions. The quantum nature of helium at 0.35 K often results in molecular spectra that are sufficiently resolved to evoke an analysis of line shapes and fine-structure that is worthy of the International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy. The present talk will focus on our recent successful attempts to efficiently dope the title molecular species into helium droplets and probe their properties with infrared laser Stark and Zeeman spectroscopies. E. W. Becker, R. Klingelhöfer, P. Lohse, Z. Naturforsch. A 16A, 1259 (1961). S. Goyal, D. L. Schutt, G. Scoles, Phys. Rev. Lett. 69, 933 (1992). M. Hartmann, R. E. Miller, J. P. Toennies, A. F. Vilesov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 1566, (1995).

  11. Effects of Phosphine-Carbene Substitutions on the Electrochemical and Thermodynamic Properties of Nickel Complexes

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    Galan, Brandon R.; Wiedner, Eric S.; Helm, Monte L.; Linehan, John C.; Appel, Aaron M.

    2014-05-12

    Nickel(II) complexes containing chelating N-heterocyclic carbene-phosphine ligands ([NiL2](BPh4)2, for which L = [MeIm(CH2)2PR2]) have been synthesized for the purpose of studying how this class of ligand effects the electrochemical properties compared to the nickel bis- diphosphine analogues. The nickel complexes were synthesized and characterized by x-ray crystallography and electrochemical methods. Based on the half wave potentials (E1/2), substitution of an NHC for one of the phosphines in a diphoshine ligand results in shifts in potential to 0.6 V to 1.2 V more negative than the corresponding nickel bis-diphosphine complexes. These quantitative results highlight the substantial effect that NHC ligands can have upon the electronic properties of the metal complexes. BRG, JCL, and AMA acknowledge the support by the US Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences. MLH acknoledges the support of the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for the US Department of Energy.

  12. Synthesis, structural characterization and properties of new N-heterocyclic carbene Ag(I) complexes

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    Kishore, Ravada; Das, Samar K.

    2013-12-01

    The syntheses and properties of new N-heterocyclic carbene complexes [{1-(2,3,5,6-tetra methyl benzyl)-3-benzylbimy}AgCl] (2a), [{1-(benzyl)-3-benzylbimy}2Ag][BF4] (2b), [{1-(benzyl)-3-butylbimy}AgBr]2 (2c), [{1-(benzyl)-3-(4-nitro-benzyl)bimy}AgBr] (2d), [{1-(benzyl)-3-(4-bromo-benzyl)bimy}AgBr] (2e), [{1-(benzyl)-3-(4-nitro-benzyl)bimy}2Ag][BF4] (2f), [{1-(benzyl)-3-(4-bromo-benzyl)bimy}2Ag][BF4] (2g) (bimy = benzimidazol-2-ylidene), and [{1-(10-bromo-9-anthracenylmethyl)-3-butylimy}AgBr] (2h) (imy = imidazol-2-ylidene) have been described. Compounds 2a-2h have been characterized by 1H NMR-, UV-vis- LC/MS-spectral studies and elemental analysis. Compounds 2a-2c and 2h are unambiguously characterized by single crystal X-ray crystallography. Compound 2h shows solution emission at room temperature.

  13. Planar N-heterocyclic carbene diarylborenium ions: synthesis by cationic borylation and reactivity with Lewis bases.

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    Farrell, Jeffrey M; Stephan, Douglas W

    2015-04-20

    The NHC-borane adduct (IBn)BH3 (1) (NHC= N-heterocyclic carbene; IBn=1,3-dibenzylimidazol-2ylidene) reacts with [Ph3 C][B(C6 F5 )4 ] through sequential hydride abstraction and dehydrogenative cationic borylation(s) to give singly or doubly ring closed NHC-borenium salts 2 and 3. The planar doubly ring closed product [C3 H2 (NCH2 C6 H4 )2 B][B(C6 F5 )4 ] is resistant to quaternization at boron by Et2 O coordination, but forms classical Lewis acid-base adducts with the stronger donors Ph3 P, Et3 PO, or 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane (DABCO). Treatment of 3 with tBu3 P selectively yields the unusual oligomeric borenium salt trans-[(C3 H2 (NCH2 C6 H4 )2 B)2 (C3 H2 (NCHC6 H4 )2 B)][B(C6 F5 )4 ] (7). PMID:25756464

  14. Concurrent cyclopropanation by carbenes and carbanions? A density functional theory study on the reaction pathways.

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    Fang, Ran; Ke, Zhuofeng; Shen, Yong; Zhao, Cunyuan; Phillips, David Lee

    2007-07-01

    The mechanisms for the addition reactions of phenylhalocarbenes and phenyldihalomethide carbanions with acrylonitrile (ACN) and trimethylethylene (TME) have been investigated using an ab initio BH and HLYP/6-31G (d, p) level of theory. Solvent effects on these reactions have been explored by calculations that included a polarizable continuum model (PCM) for the solvent (THF). These model calculations show that for the addition of phenylhalocarbenes, a TME species may readily undergo addition reactions with carbenes while ACN has a high-energy barrier to overcome. It was also found that phenyldihalomethide carbanions do not readily add to the electron-rich TME. The cyclopropane yields only appear to occur via addition of PhCBr to TME. However, the cyclopropanation proceeds not only via slow addition of phenylhalocarbenes to ACN but also forms through the stepwise reaction of phenyldihalomethide carbanions with ACN. Our calculation results are in good agreement with experimental observations (Moss, R.A.; Tian, J.-Z. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 8960) that indicate that the cyclopropanation of phenylhalocarbenes and phenyldihalomethide carbanions with ACN are concurrent in THF. PMID:17552566

  15. Probing Protein Surface with a Solvent Mimetic Carbene Coupled to Detection by Mass Spectrometry

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    Gmez, Gabriela E.; Mundo, Mariana R.; Craig, Patricio O.; Delfino, Jos M.

    2012-01-01

    Much knowledge into protein folding, ligand binding, and complex formation can be derived from the examination of the nature and size of the accessible surface area (SASA) of the polypeptide chain, a key parameter in protein science not directly measurable in an experimental fashion. To this end, an ideal chemical approach should aim at exerting solvent mimicry and achieving minimal selectivity to probe the protein surface regardless of its chemical nature. The choice of the photoreagent diazirine to fulfill these goals arises from its size comparable to water and from being a convenient source of the extremely reactive methylene carbene (:CH2). The ensuing methylation depends primarily on the solvent accessibility of the polypeptide chain, turning it into a valuable signal to address experimentally the measurement of SASA in proteins. The superb sensitivity and high resolution of modern mass spectrometry techniques allows us to derive a quantitative signal proportional to the extent of modification (EM) of the sample. Thus, diazirine labeling coupled to electrospray mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) detection can shed light on conformational features of the native as well as non-native states, not easily addressable by other methods. Enzymatic fragmentation of the polypeptide chain at the level of small peptides allows us to locate the covalent tag along the amino acid sequence, therefore enabling the construction of a map of solvent accessibility. Moreover, by subsequent MS/MS analysis of peptides, we demonstrate here the feasibility of attaining amino acid resolution in defining the target sites.

  16. 4-Alkylated Silver–N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) Complexes with Cytotoxic Effects in Leukemia Cells

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    Sandtorv, Alexander H; Leitch, Calum; Bedringaas, Siv Lise; Gjertsen, Bjørn Tore; Bjørsvik, Hans-René

    2015-01-01

    Computational chemistry has shown that backbone-alkylated imidazoles ought to be efficient ligands for transition metal catalysts with improved carbene-to-metal donation. In this work, such alkylated imidazoles were synthesized and complexed with silver(I) by means of an eight/nine-step synthetic pathway we devised to access a new class of biologically active silver complexes. The synthesis involves selective iodination of the imidazole backbone, followed by Sonogashira coupling to replace the backbone iodine. The installed alkyne moiety is then subjected to reductive hydrogenation with Pearlman’s catalyst. The imidazole N1 atom is arylated by the palladium-catalyzed Buchwald N-arylation method. The imidazole N3 position was then methylated with methyl iodine, whereupon the synthesis was terminated by complexation of the imidazolium salt with silver(I) oxide. The synthetic pathway provided an overall yield of ≈20 %. The resulting complexes were tested in vitro against HL60 and MOLM-13 leukemic cells, two human-derived cell lines that model acute myeloid leukemia. The most active compounds exhibiting low IC50 values of 14 and 27 μM, against HL60 and MOLM-13 cells, respectively. The imidazole side chain was found to be essential for high cytotoxicity, as the imidazole complex bearing a C7 side chain at the 4-position was four- to sixfold more potent than the corresponding imidazole elaborated with a methyl group. PMID:26250720

  17. Synthesis, crystal, and biological activity of a novel carbene silver(I) complex with imidazole derivative

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    Jiu-Fu, Lu Hong-Guang, Ge; Juan, Shi

    2015-12-15

    Reaction of 2-(1-methyl-1,2-dihydroimidazol-3-yl)acetonitrile tetrafluoroborate with silver oxide in dichloromethane readily yields [Ag(DIM){sub 2}]BF{sub 4}, where DIM is 2-(1-methyl-1, 2-dihydroimidazol-3-yl)acetonitrile, representing a carbene organic ligand. The title compound was characterized by elemental analysis, IR, MS and single crystal X-ray diffraction. The crystal is of monoclinic system, space group C2/c with a = 14.010(18), b = 8.303(11), c = 14.936(20) Å, β = 93.910(4)°, V = 1639(4) Å{sup 3}, Z = 4, D{sub x} = 1.771 g/cm{sup 3}, F (000) = 864, µ(MoK{sub α}) = 1.278 mm{sup –1}. The final R{sup 1} = 0.0711 and wR{sup 2} = 0.1903 for reflections with I > 2σ(I). In addition, the preliminary biological test showed that the title compound had anti-fungus yeast activity.

  18. Synthesis, crystal, and biological activity of a novel carbene silver(I) complex with imidazole derivative

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    Jiu-Fu, Lu; Hong-Guang, Ge; Juan, Shi

    2015-12-01

    Reaction of 2-(1-methyl-1,2-dihydroimidazol-3-yl)acetonitrile tetrafluoroborate with silver oxide in dichloromethane readily yields [Ag( DIM)2]BF4, where DIM is 2-(1-methyl-1, 2-dihydroimidazol-3-yl)acetonitrile, representing a carbene organic ligand. The title compound was characterized by elemental analysis, IR, MS and single crystal X-ray diffraction. The crystal is of monoclinic system, space group C2/ c with a = 14.010(18), b = 8.303(11), c = 14.936(20) Å, β = 93.910(4)°, V = 1639(4) Å3, Z = 4, D x = 1.771 g/cm3, F (000) = 864, µ(Mo K α) = 1.278 mm-1. The final R 1 = 0.0711 and wR 2 = 0.1903 for reflections with I > 2σ( I). In addition, the preliminary biological test showed that the title compound had anti-fungus yeast activity.

  19. Biological Screening of Newly Synthesized BIAN N-Heterocyclic Gold Carbene Complexes in Zebrafish Embryos.

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    Farooq, Muhammad; Taha, Nael Abu; Butorac, Rachel R; Evans, Daniel Anthony; Elzatahry, Ahmed A; Elsayed, Elsayed Ahmed; Wadaan, Mohammad A M; Al-Deyab, Salem S; Cowley, Alan H

    2015-01-01

    N-Heterocyclic carbene (NHC) metal complexes possess diverse biological activities but have yet to be extensively explored as potential chemotherapeutic agents. We have previously reported the synthesis of a new class of NHC metal complexes N-heterocyclic with acetate [IPr(BIAN)AuOAc] and chloride [IPr(BIAN)AuCl] ligands. In the experiments reported herein, the zebrafish embryos were exposed to serial dilutions of each of these complexes for 10-12 h. One hundred percent mortality was observed at concentrations≥50 µM. At sub-lethal concentrations (10-30 µM), both compounds influenced zebrafish embryonic development. However, quite diverse categories of abnormalities were found in exposed embryos with each compound. Severe brain deformation and notochord degeneration were evident in the case of [IPr(BIAN)AuOAc]. The zebrafish embryos treated with [IPr(BIAN)AuCl] exhibited stunted growth and consequently had smaller body sizes. A depletion of 30%-40% glutathione was detected in the treated embryos, which could account for one of the possible mechanism of neurotoxicity. The fact that these compounds are capable of both affecting the growth and also compromising antioxidant systems by elevating intracellular ROS production implies that they could play an important role as a new breed of therapeutic molecules. PMID:26501273

  20. Application of Chan-Lam cross coupling for the synthesis of N-heterocyclic carbene precursors bearing strong electron donating or withdrawing groups

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    Huang, Liliang; He, Chengxiang; Sun, Zhihua

    2015-07-01

    Chan-Lam cross coupling allowed efficient synthesis of N,N’-disubstituted ortho-phenylene diamines bearing strong electron donating or withdrawing groups, such as nitro or methoxy groups, with moderate to high yields. These diamines can then be turned into N-heterocyclic carbene precursors after condensation with trimethyl orthoformate. The same strategy can also be utilized for the synthesis of N-monosubstituted aniline derivatives containing a functionalized ortho-aminomethyl group as intermediates for chiral 6-membered ring carbene precursors.

  1. Silver-Catalyzed Amidiniumation of Alkynes: Isolation of a Silver Intermediate, Synthesis of Enamine Amido Carbene Precursors, and an Unprecedented Umpolung of Propiolamide.

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    Lv, Shichang; Wang, Jiwei; Zhang, Caiyun; Xu, Sheng; Shi, Min; Zhang, Jun

    2015-12-01

    A silver-catalyzed amidiniumation of N-propiolic formamidines for the synthesis of novel enamine amido carbene precursors is reported. Isolation of a first silver intermediate in silver-catalyzed amidiniumation of alkynes and other organogold intermediates supports our proposed mechanisms. Several control experiments reveal the unexpected effects of both HOTf and substrate substituents on the choice of either a ? or ?,??silver activation mode and the cyclization fashion. Bis(hydroxyimidazol)ium salts were obtained through an unprecedented umpolung of propiolamides. The byproduct Ag2 O as either an oxidant or silver source promotes the syntheses of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) precursors or Ag/NHC complexes. PMID:26473976

  2. Evidencing an inner-sphere mechanism for NHC-Au(I)-catalyzed carbene-transfer reactions from ethyl diazoacetate

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    Fructos, Manuel R; Urbano, Juan

    2015-01-01

    Summary Kinetic experiments based on the measurement of nitrogen evolution in the reaction of ethyl diazoacetate (N2CHCO2Et, EDA) and styrene or methanol catalyzed by the [IPrAu]+ core (IPr = 1,3-bis(diisopropylphenyl)imidazole-2-ylidene) have provided evidence that the transfer of the carbene group CHCO2Et to the substrate (styrene or methanol) takes place in the coordination sphere of Au(I) by means of an inner-sphere mechanism, in contrast to the generally accepted proposal of outer-sphere mechanisms for Au(I)-catalyzed reactions. PMID:26664649

  3. Asymmetric Synthesis of Functionalized Cyclopentanones via a Multicatalytic Secondary Amine/N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalyzed Cascade Sequence

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    Lathrop, Stephen P.; Rovis, Tomislav

    2009-01-01

    A one-pot, asymmetric multicatalytic formal [3+2] reaction between 1,3-dicarbonyls and α,β-unsaturated aldehydes is described. The multicatalytic process involves a secondary amine catalyzed Michael addition followed by a N-heterocyclic carbene catalyzed intramolecular crossed benzoin reaction to afford densely functionalized cyclopentanones with high enantioselectivities. The reaction proceeds with a variety of alkyl and aryl enals as well as a range of 1,3-dicarbonyls (diketones and β-ketoesters). The functionalized products are obtained from cheap, readily available starting materials in a rapid and efficient manner in a one-pot, one-step operation. PMID:19731910

  4. Efficient Negishi coupling reactions of aryl chlorides catalyzed by binuclear and mononuclear nickel-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes.

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    Xi, Zhenxing; Zhou, Yongbo; Chen, Wanzhi

    2008-11-01

    We describe the first nickel-N-heterocyclic carbene catalyzed Negishi cross-coupling reaction of a variety of unactivated aryl chlorides, heterocyclic chlorides, aryl dichlorides, and vinyl chloride. The mononuclear and binuclear nickel-NHC complexes supported by heteroarene-functionalized NHC ligands are found to be highly efficient for the coupling of unactivated aryl chlorides and organozinc reagents, leading to biaryls and terphenyls in good to excellent yields under mild conditions. For all aryl chlorides, the binuclear nickel catalysts show activities higher than those of mononuclear nickel complexes because of possible bimetallic cooperative effect. PMID:18841915

  5. Computational Investigations of Potential Energy Function Development for Metal--Organic Framework Simulations, Metal Carbenes, and Chemical Warfare Agents

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    Cioce, Christian R.

    Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are three-dimensional porous nanomaterials with a variety of applications, including catalysis, gas storage and separation, and sustainable energy. Their potential as air filtration systems is of interest for designer carbon capture materials. The chemical constituents (i.e. organic ligands) can be functionalized to create rationally designed CO2 sequestration platforms, for example. Hardware and software alike at the bleeding edge of supercomputing are utilized for designing first principles-based molecular models for the simulation of gas sorption in these frameworks. The classical potentials developed herein are named PHAST --- Potentials with High Accuracy, Speed, and Transferability, and thus are designed via a "bottom-up" approach. Specifically, models for N2 and CH4 are constructed and presented. Extensive verification and validation leads to insights and range of applicability. Through this experience, the PHAST models are improved upon further to be more applicable in heterogeneous environments. Given this, the models are applied to reproducing high level ab initio energies for gas sorption trajectories of helium atoms in a variety of rare-gas clusters, the geometries of which being representative of sorption-like environments commonly encountered in a porous nanomaterial. This work seeks to push forward the state of classical and first principles materials modeling. Additionally, the characterization of a new type of tunable radical metal---carbene is presented. Here, a cobalt(II)---porphyrin complex, [Co(Por)], was investigated to understand its role as an effective catalyst in stereoselective cyclopropanation of a diazoacetate reagent. Density functional theory along with natural bond order analysis and charge decomposition analysis gave insight into the electronics of the catalytic intermediate. The bonding pattern unveiled a new class of radical metal---carbene complex, with a doublet cobalt into which a triplet carbene sigma donates, and subsequent back-bonding occurs into a pi* antibonding orbital. This is a different type of interaction not seen in the three existing classes of metal-carbene complexes, namely Fischer, Schrock, and Grubbs. Finally, the virtual engineering of enhanced chemical warfare agent (CWA) detection systems is discussed. As part of a U.S. Department of Defense supported research project, in silico chemical modifications to a previously synthesized zinc-porphyrin, ZnCS1, were made to attempt to achieve preferential binding of the nerve agent sarin versus its simulant, DIMP (diisopropyl methylphosphonate). Upon modification, a combination of steric effects and induced hydrogen bonding allowed for the selective binding of sarin. The success of this work demonstrates the role that high performance computing can play in national security research, without the associated costs and high security required for experimentation.

  6. N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand-Enabled C(sp(3) )-H Arylation of Piperidine and Tetrahydropyran Derivatives.

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    Ye, Shengqing; Yang, Weibo; Coon, Timothy; Fanning, Dewey; Neubert, Tim; Stamos, Dean; Yu, Jin-Quan

    2016-03-24

    Pd(II) -catalyzed C(sp(3) )-H arylation of saturated heterocycles with a wide range of aryl iodides is enabled by an N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand. A C(sp(3) )-H insertion step by the Pd(II) /NHC complex in the absence of ArI is demonstrated experimentally for the first time. Experimental data suggests that the previously established NHC-mediated Pd(0) /Pd(II) catalytic manifold does not operate in this reaction. This transformation provides a new approach for diversifying pharmaceutically relevant piperidine and tetrahydropyran ring systems. PMID:26841330

  7. Stable -ESiMe3 Complexes of Cu(I) and Ag(I) (E=S, Se) with NHCs: Synthons in Ternary Nanocluster Assembly.

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    Azizpoor Fard, Mahmood; Levchenko, Tetyana I; Cadogan, Carolyn; Humenny, William J; Corrigan, John F

    2016-03-18

    As a part of efforts to prepare new "metallachalcogenolate" precursors and develop their chemistry for the formation of ternary mixed-metal chalcogenide nanoclusters, two sets of thermally stable, N-heterocyclic carbene metal-chalcogenolate complexes of the general formula [(IPr)Ag-ESiMe3 ] (IPr=1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazolin-2-ylidene; E=S, 1; Se, 2) and [(iPr2 -bimy)Cu-ESiMe3 ]2 (iPr2 -bimy=1,3-diisopropylbenzimidazolin-2-ylidene; E=S, 4; Se, 5) are reported. These are prepared from the reaction between the corresponding carbene metal acetate, [(IPr)AgOAc] and [(iPr-bimy)CuOAc] respectively, and E(SiMe3 )2 at low temperature. The reaction of [(IPr)Ag-ESiMe3 ] 1 with mercury(II) acetate affords the heterometallic complex [{(IPr)AgS}2 Hg] 3 containing two (IPr)Ag-S(-) fragments bonded to a central Hg(II) , representing a mixed mercury-silver sulfide complex. The reaction of [(iPr2 -bimy)Cu-SSiMe3 ]2 , which contains a smaller N-heterocyclic-carbene, with mercuric(II) acetate affords the high nuclearity cluster, [(iPr2 -bimy)6 Cu10 S8 Hg3 ] 6. The new N-heterocyclic carbene metal-chalcogenolate complexes 1, 2, 4, 5 and the ternary mixed-metal chalcogenolate complex 3 and cluster 6 have been characterized by multinuclear NMR spectroscopy ((1) H and (13) C), elemental analysis and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. PMID:26865473

  8. Bond Activation by Metal-Carbene Complexes in the Gas Phase.

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    Zhou, Shaodong; Li, Jilai; Schlangen, Maria; Schwarz, Helmut

    2016-03-15

    "Bare" metal-carbene complexes, when generated in the gas phase and exposed to thermal reactions under (near) single-collision conditions, exhibit rather unique reactivities in addition to the well-known metathesis and cyclopropanation processes. For example, at room temperature the unligated [AuCH2](+) complex brings about efficient C-C coupling with methane to produce C2Hx (x = 4, 6), and the couple [TaCH2](+)/CO2 gives rise to the generation of the acetic acid equivalent CH2═C═O. Entirely unprecedented is the thermal extrusion of a carbon atom from halobenzenes (X = F, Cl, Br, I) by [MCH2](+) (M = La, Hf, Ta, W, Re, Os) and its coupling with the methylene ligand to deliver C2H2 and [M(X)(C5H5)](+). Among the many noteworthy C-N bond-forming processes, the formation of CH3NH2 from [RhCH2](+)/NH3, the generation of CH2═NH2(+) from [MCH2](+)/NH3 (M = Pt, Au), and the production of [PtCH═NH2](+) from [PtCH2](+)/NH3 are of particular interest. The latter species are likely to be involved as intermediates in the platinum-mediated large-scale production of HCN from CH4/NH3 (the DEGUSSA process). In this context, a few examples are presented that point to the operation of co-operative effects even at a molecular level. For instance, in the coupling of CH4 with NH3 by the heteronuclear clusters [MPt](+) (M = coinage metal), platinum is crucial for the activation of methane, while the coinage metal M controls the branching ratio between the C-N bond-forming step and unwanted soot formation. For most of the gas-phase reactions described in this Account, detailed mechanistic insight has been derived from extensive computational work in conjunction with time-honored labeling and advanced mass-spectrometry-based experiments, and often a coherent description of the experimental findings has been achieved. As for some transition metals, in particular those from the third row, the metal-carbene complexes can be formed directly from methane, coupling of the so-generated [MCH2] species with an inert molecule such as CH4, CO2, or NH3 constitutes a route to activate and functionalize methane under ambient conditions. Clearly, while these gas-phase studies cannot be translated directly to formally related processes in solution or those that occur at a surface, they nevertheless provide a conceptual mechanistic understanding and permit researchers to probe directly the remarkable intrinsic features of these elusive molecules and, in a broader context, help to identify the active site of a catalyst, the so-called "aristocratic atoms". PMID:26870872

  9. Efficient synthetic protocols for the preparation of common N-heterocyclic carbene precursors

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    Hans, Morgan; Lorkowski, Jan; Demonceau, Albert

    2015-01-01

    Summary The one-pot condensation of glyoxal, two equivalents of cyclohexylamine, and paraformaldehyde in the presence of aqueous HBF4 provided a straightforward access to 1,3-dicyclohexylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate (ICy·HBF4). 1,3-Dibenzylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate (IBn·HBF4) was obtained along the same lines. To synthesize 1,3-diarylmidazolium salts, it was necessary to isolate the intermediate N,N'-diarylethylenediimines prior to their cyclization. Although this additional step required more time and reagents, it led to a much more efficient overall process. It also proved very convenient to carry out the synthesis of imidazolinium salts in parallel to their imidazolium counterparts via the reduction of the diimines into diammonium salts. The critical assembly of the C2 precarbenic unit was best achieved with paraformaldehyde and chlorotrimethylsilane in the case of imidazolium derivatives, whereas the use of triethyl orthoformate under microwave irradiation was most appropriate for the fast and efficient synthesis of imidazolinium salts. This strategy was applied to the synthesis of six common N-heterocyclic carbene precursors, namely, 1,3-dimesitylimidazolium chloride (IMes·HCl), 1,3-dimesitylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate (IMes·HBF4), 1,3-dimesitylimidazolinium chloride (SIMes·HCl), 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazolium chloride (IDip·HCl or IPr·HCl), 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazolinium chloride (SIDip·HCl or SIPr·HCl), and 1,3-bis(2,6-bis(diphenylmethyl)-4-methylphenyl)imidazolium chloride (IDip*·HCl or IPr*·HCl). PMID:26734080

  10. Aerosolized Antimicrobial Agents Based on Degradable Dextran Nanoparticles Loaded with Silver Carbene Complexes

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    Ornelas-Megiatto, Cátia; Shah, Parth N.; Wich, Peter R.; Cohen, Jessica L.; Tagaev, Jasur A.; Smolen, Justin A.; Wright, Brian D.; Panzner, Matthew J.; Youngs, Wiley J.; Fréchet, Jean M. J.; Cannon, Carolyn L.

    2012-01-01

    Degradable acetalated dextran (Ac-DEX) nanoparticles were prepared and loaded with a hydrophobic silver carbene complex (SCC) by a single-emulsion process. The resulting particles were characterized for morphology and size distribution using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and dynamic light scattering (DLS). The average particle size and particle size distribution were found to be a function of the ratio of the organic phase to the surfactant containing aqueous phase with a 1:5 volume ratio of Ac-DEX CH2Cl2 (organic): PBS (aqueous) being optimal for the formulation of nanoparticles with an average size of 100 ± 40 nm and a low polydispersity. The SCC loading was found to increase with an increase in the SCC quantity in the initial feed used during particle formulation up to 30% (w/w); however, the encapsulation efficiency was observed to be the best at a feed ratio of 20% (w/w). In vitro efficacy testing of the SCC loaded Ac-DEX nanoparticles demonstrated their activity against both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria; the nanoparticles inhibited the growth of every bacterial species tested. As expected, a higher concentration of drug was required to inhibit bacterial growth when the drug was encapsulated within the nanoparticle formulations compared with the free drug illustrating the desired depot release. Compared with free drug, the Ac-DEX nanoparticles were much more readily suspended in an aqueous phase and subsequently aerosolized, thus providing an effective method of pulmonary drug delivery. PMID:23025592

  11. Ligand Exchange Reaction of Au(I) R-N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes with Cysteine.

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    Dos Santos, H F; Vieira, M A; Sánchez Delgado, G Y; Paschoal, D

    2016-04-14

    The chemotherapy with gold complexes has been attempted since the 90s after the clinical success of auranofin, a gold(I) coordination complex. Currently, the organometallics compounds have shown promise in cancer therapy, mainly in those complexes containing N-heterocylic carbenes (NHC) as a ligand. The present study shows a kinetic analysis of the reaction of six alkyl-substituted NHC with cysteine (Cys), which is taken as an important bionucleophile representative. The first and second ligand exchange processes were analyzed with the complete description of the mechanism and energy profiles. For the first reaction step, which is the rate-limiting step of the whole substitution reaction, the activation enthalpy follows the order 1/Me2 < 2/Me,Et < 4/n-Bu2 < 3/i-Pr2 < 6/Cy2 < 5/t-Bu2, which is fully explained by steric and electronic features. From a steric point of view, the previous reactivity order is correlated with the r(Au-S) calculated for the transition state structures where S is the sulfur ligand from the Cys entering group. This means that longer r(Au-S) leads to higher activation enthalpy and is consistent with the effectiveness of gold shielding from nucleophile attack by bulkier alkyl-substituted NHC ligand. When electronic effect was addressed we found that higher activation barrier was predicted for strongly electron-donating NHC ligand, represented by the eigenvalue of σ-HOMO orbital of the free ligands. The molecular interpretation of the electronic effects is that strong donating NHC forms strong metal-ligand bond. For the second reaction step, similar structure-reactivity relationships were obtained, however the activation energies are less sensitive to the structure. PMID:27010796

  12. Efficient near-UV emitters based on cationic bis-pincer iridium(III) carbene complexes.

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    Darmawan, Noviyan; Yang, Cheng-Han; Mauro, Matteo; Raynal, Matthieu; Heun, Susanne; Pan, Junyou; Buchholz, Herwig; Braunstein, Pierre; De Cola, Luisa

    2013-10-01

    We report on the photophysical studies of two cationic near-UV emitters based on bis-pincer Ir(III) carbene complexes: [Ir(nBu)(C(NHC)(Me)CC(NHC))2]X, where Ir(nBu)(C(NHC)(Me)CC(NHC)) is (4,6-dimethyl-1,3-phenylene-κC(2))bis(1-butylimidazol-2-ylidene) and X = I(-) or PF6(-)). The compounds are highly emitting in deaerated CH3CN solution with emission maxima at 384 and 406 nm, and photoluminescence quantum yields of 0.41 and 0.38, for [Ir(nBu)(C(NHC)(Me)CC(NHC))2]I and Ir(nBu)(C(NHC)(Me)CC(NHC))2]PF6, respectively. In order to gain deeper understandings into their structural and electronic features, as well as to ascertain the nature of the excited states involved into the electronic absorption processes, density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent DFT (TD-DFT) calculations have been performed on the ground and excited states of the closely related complex [Ir(Me)(C(NHC)(Me)CC(NHC))2](+). In the solid state, an emission at low energy is observed (λ(max) = 500 nm) for both complexes. However, the intensity of the emission at high energy versus the intensity of the new emission at low energy is dependent on the nature of counterions. The origin of this emission is not completely clear, but the experimental data point to the formation of trapping sites induced by aggregation processes involving the interaction between the cationic emitter and the counterion. PMID:24093480

  13. Rhenium complexes of bidentate, bis-bidentate and tridentate N-heterocyclic carbene ligands.

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    Chan, Chung Ying; Barnard, Peter J

    2015-11-28

    A series of eight Rhenium(I)-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes of the general form [ReCl(CO)3(C^C)] (where C^C is a bis(NHC) bidentate ligand), [ReCl(CO)3(C^C)]2 (where C^C is a bis-bidentate tetra-NHC ligand) and [Re(CO)3(C^N^C)](+)[X](-) (where C^N^C is a bis(NHC)-amine ligand and the counter ion X is either the ReO4(-) or PF6(-)) have been synthesised using a Ag2O transmetallation protocol. The novel precursor imidazolium salts and Re(I) complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy and the molecular structures for two imidazolium salt and six Re(I) complexes were determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. These NHC ligand systems are of interest for possible applications in the development of Tc-99m or Re-186/188 radiopharmaceuticals and as such the stability of two complexes of the form [ReCl(CO)3(C^C)] and [Re(CO)3(C^N^C)][ReO4] were evaluated in ligand challenge experiments using the metal binding amino acids L-histidine or L-cysteine. These studies showed that the former was unstable, with the chloride ligand being replaced by either cysteine or histidine, while no evidence for transchelation was observed for the latter suggesting that bis(NHC)-amine ligands of this type may be suitable for biological applications. PMID:26477971

  14. Synthesis of Pd-N-heterocyclic carbene Pd-catalyst and its application in MW-assisted Heck and Suzuki reaction

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    The first Pd-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complex in the form of organic silica is prepared using sol-gel method and its application in Heck and Suzuki reactions are demonstrated. These C-C coupling reactions proceeded efficiently under the influence of microwave irradiation, wit...

  15. Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling of bulky anthracenyl carboxylates by using pincer nickel N-heterocyclic carbene complexes: an efficient protocol to access fluorescent anthracene derivatives.

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    Xu, Mizhi; Li, Xingbao; Sun, Zheming; Tu, Tao

    2013-12-21

    A series of fluorescent (hetero)-aryl substituted anthracene derivatives were readily accessible from the corresponding bulky anthracen-9-yl carboxylates via Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reactions by using pincer nickel N-heterocyclic carbene complex even at the catalyst loading as low as 0.1 mol% in the presence of catalytic amounts of PCy3. PMID:24177710

  16. A new palladium(II) complex of a functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene: Synthesis, characterization and application in Suzuki Miyaura cross-coupling reactions

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    Linninger, Claudia S.; Herdtweck, Eberhardt; Hoffmann, Stephan D.; Herrmann, Wolfgang A.; Kühn, Fritz E.

    2008-11-01

    trans-[PdBr 2(NHC)Im] was prepared by reacting the corresponding imidazolium (Im) salt with palladium(II) acetate in dimethylsulfoxide in an in-situ reaction without generating a free carbene. Both the salt and the complex were characterized spectroscopically and by X-ray structure analysis. The complex was tested in homogeneous Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reactions.

  17. "N"-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalyzed Reaction of Chalcone and Cinnamaldehyde to Give 1,3,4-Triphenylcyclopentene Using Organocatalysis to Form a Homoenolate Equivalent

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    Snider, Barry B.

    2015-01-01

    In this experiment, students carry out a modern organocatalytic reaction using IMes·HCl and NaOH to catalyze the formation of 1,3,4-triphenylcyclopentene from cinnamaldehyde and chalcone in water. Deprotonation of IMes·HCl with NaOH forms the "N"-heterocyclic carbene IMes that reacts with cinnamaldehyde to form a homoenolate equivalent…

  18. "N"-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalyzed Reaction of Chalcone and Cinnamaldehyde to Give 1,3,4-Triphenylcyclopentene Using Organocatalysis to Form a Homoenolate Equivalent

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    Snider, Barry B.

    2015-01-01

    In this experiment, students carry out a modern organocatalytic reaction using IMesHCl and NaOH to catalyze the formation of 1,3,4-triphenylcyclopentene from cinnamaldehyde and chalcone in water. Deprotonation of IMesHCl with NaOH forms the "N"-heterocyclic carbene IMes that reacts with cinnamaldehyde to form a homoenolate equivalent

  19. Caffeine-based gold(I) N-heterocyclic carbenes as possible anticancer agents: synthesis and biological properties.

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    Bertrand, Benoît; Stefan, Loic; Pirrotta, Marc; Monchaud, David; Bodio, Ewen; Richard, Philippe; Le Gendre, Pierre; Warmerdam, Elena; de Jager, Marina H; Groothuis, Geny M M; Picquet, Michel; Casini, Angela

    2014-02-17

    A new series of gold(I) N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes based on xanthine ligands have been synthesized and characterized by mass spectrometry, NMR, and X-ray diffraction. The compounds have been tested for their antiproliferative properties in human cancer cells and nontumorigenic cells in vitro, as well as for their toxicity in healthy tissues ex vivo. The bis-carbene complex [Au(caffein-2-ylidene)2][BF4] (complex 4) appeared to be selective for human ovarian cancer cell lines and poorly toxic in healthy organs. To gain preliminary insights into their actual mechanism of action, two biologically relevant in cellulo targets were studied, namely, DNA (more precisely a higher-order DNA structure termed G-quadruplex DNA that plays key roles in oncogenetic regulation) and a pivotal enzyme of the DNA damage response (DDR) machinery (poly-(adenosine diphosphate (ADP)-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP-1), strongly involved in the cancer resistance mechanism). Our results indicate that complex 4 acts as an efficient and selective G-quadruplex ligand while being a modest PARP-1 inhibitor (i.e., poor DDR impairing agent) and thus provide preliminary insights into the molecular mechanism that underlies its antiproliferative behavior. PMID:24499428

  20. Titanocene–Gold Complexes Containing N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands Inhibit Growth of Prostate, Renal, and Colon Cancers in Vitro

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    2016-01-01

    We report on the synthesis, characterization, and stability studies of new titanocene complexes containing a methyl group and a carboxylate ligand (mba = −OC(O)-p-C6H4-S−) bound to gold(I)–N-heterocyclic carbene fragments through the thiolate group: [(η5-C5H5)2TiMe(μ-mba)Au(NHC)]. The cytotoxicities of the heterometallic compounds along with those of novel monometallic gold–N-heterocyclic carbene precursors [(NHC)Au(mbaH)] have been evaluated against renal, prostate, colon, and breast cancer cell lines. The highest activity and selectivity and a synergistic effect of the resulting heterometallic species was found for the prostate and colon cancer cell lines. The colocalization of both titanium and gold metals (1:1 ratio) in PC3 prostate cancer cells was demonstrated for the selected compound 5a, indicating the robustness of the heterometallic compound in vitro. We describe here preliminary mechanistic data involving studies on the interaction of selected mono- and bimetallic compounds with plasmid (pBR322) used as a model nucleic acid and the inhibition of thioredoxin reductase in PC3 prostate cancer cells. The heterometallic compounds, which are highly apoptotic, exhibit strong antimigratory effects on the prostate cancer cell line PC3. PMID:27182101

  1. Transition metal-induced activation of alkynes leading to metal carbene species: synthetic application to new ?-conjugated molecules

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    Abo, T.; Ohe, K.

    2008-03-01

    The in situ generation of furylcarbene complexes by means of transition metals was applied to catalytic carbene reactions, such as Wittig-type olefination and cycloisomerization reactions. In the presence of [Rh(OAc)2]2 as a catalyst and triphenylphosphine as a carbene accepter, carbonyl-ene-ynes 1a reacted with benzaldehyde to give a 2-styrylfuran derivative 3a. The reaction involving phosphine-ylide formation followed by Wittig-type olefination with aldehydes was applied to synthesis of furfurylidene-containing p-extended conjugated molecules. A Ruthenium catalyst underwent cycloisomerization of 1,2-bis(carbonylenyl)acetylene 10a,b to afford 2,2'-bifuran structures. The crystal structure of 5,5'-diphenyl-2,2'-bifuran 11b was determined by X-ray crystallography. The ORTEP drawings of 11b exhibited transoid and highly planar structure. The emission bands of the bisfuran 11b were observed at 414 and 440 nm, its quantum yield (84%) was higher than that of a similar 5,5'-diphenyl-2,2'-bithiophene.

  2. In Silico Olefin Metathesis with Ru-Based Catalysts Containing N-Heterocyclic Carbenes Bearing C60 Fullerenes.

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    Martínez, Juan Pablo; Vummaleti, Sai Vikrama Chaitanya; Falivene, Laura; Nolan, Steven P; Cavallo, Luigi; Solà, Miquel; Poater, Albert

    2016-05-01

    Density functional theory calculations have been used to explore the potential of Ru-based complexes with 1,3-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)imidazolin-2-ylidene (SIMes) ligand backbone (A) being modified in silico by the insertion of a C60 molecule (B and C), as olefin metathesis catalysts. To this end, we investigated the olefin metathesis reaction catalyzed by complexes A, B, and C using ethylene as the substrate, focusing mainly on the thermodynamic stability of all possible reaction intermediates. Our results suggest that complex B bearing an electron-withdrawing N-heterocyclic carbene improves the performance of unannulated complex A. The efficiency of complex B is only surpassed by complex A when the backbone of the N-heterocyclic carbene of complex A is substituted by two amino groups. The particular performance of complexes B and C has to be attributed to electronic factors, that is, the electronic-donating capacity of modified SIMes ligand rather than steric effects, because the latter are predicted to be almost identical for complexes B and C when compared to those of A. Overall, this study indicates that such Ru-based complexes B and C might have the potential to be effective olefin metathesis catalysts. PMID:27059290

  3. Relative rates of the reaction of (ethoxycarbonyl)carbene with several aromatic and heteroaromatic compounds. Selectivity and mechanism

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    Pomerantz, M.; Rooney, P.

    1988-09-02

    The relative rates of reaction of (ethoxycarbonyl)carbene (1), formed by the thermal decomposition of ethyl diazoacetate (2), with toluene, anisole, phenanthrene, pyridine, quinoline, acridine, furan, benzofuran, dibenzofuran, thiophene, benzothiophene, dibenzothiophene, pyrrole, indole, carbazole, fluorene, 1,2-dimethoxybenzene, 1,4-dimethoxybenzene, 1,2,4-trimethoxybenzene, 1-methoxynaphthalene, 2-methoxynaphthalene, 2,6-dimethoxynaphthalene, and 2,7-dimethoxynaphthalene versus naphthalene at 150/degrees/C were measured. The relative rate data for the four series toluene, naphthalene, and phenanthrene, the furans, the thiophenes, and the pyrroles are consistent with direct addition of 1 to the aromatic ring systems. Significantly, the more nucleophilic ring systems show a selectivity of up to a factor of about 100 relative to the simple benzene derivative toluene. The pyridine, quinoline, acridine series appears to react with 1 by an ylide mechanism, and in these cases, the selectivities are even larger, up to about 150 relative to toluene. Thus, unlike the reaction of 1 with a series of substituted benzenes, where the selectivity is fairly modest, the heteroaromatic systems studied here show selectivities that are quite large. Methoxy substitution on benzene and naphthalene gives rise to only limited increases in selectivity with one or two groups on the ring system; however, 1,2,4-trimethoxybenzene shows a significantly increased selectivity. Kinetic measurements were consistent with carbene formation being the rate-determining step in these reactions. 29 references, 3 tables.

  4. Ruthenium and osmium complexes of dihydroperimidine-based N-heterocyclic carbene pincer ligands.

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    McQueen, Caitlin M A; Hill, Anthony F; Ma, Chenxi; Ward, Jas S

    2015-12-21

    The reactions of N,N'-bis(phosphinomethyl)dihydroperimidine pro-ligands H2C(NCH2PR2)2C10H6 (R = Cy 1a, R = Ph 1b) with [RuCl2(PPh3)3] give markedly different products. Chelate-assisted double C-H activation in the former affords the perimidinylidene-based N-heterocyclic carbene (per-NHC) pincer complex [RuCl2(OC4H8){κ(3)-P,C,P'-C(NCH2PCy2)2C10H6}] (2), while the latter reaction provides the asymmetric PNP-coordinated complex [RuCl2(PPh3){κ(3)-P,N,P'-CH2(NCH2PPh2)2C10H6}] (3), in which no C-H activation has occurred. Subsequent reactions of the per-NHC complex 2 with carbon monoxide and mesityl isocyanide readily displaced the labile THF ligand to afford the complexes [RuCl2(CA){κ(3)-P,C,P'-C(NCH2PCy2)2C10H6}] (A = O 4, A = NC6H2Me35). Double C-H activation of 1a and 1b was significantly more facile on reaction with [OsCl2(PPh3)3], providing the per-NHC complexes [OsHCl(PPh3){κ(3)-P,C,P'-C(NCH2PR2)2C10H6}] (R = Cy 7a, R = Ph 7b, respectively), each as two isomers. The reactions of 1b with [Ru2(μ-Cl)2Cl2(η-C6H3Me3)2] or [AuCl(THT)] (THT = tetrahydrothiophene) provide the bimetallic complexes [Ru2{μ-H2C(NCH2PPh2)2C10H6}Cl4(η-C6H3Me3)2] (8) and [Au2{μ-H2C(NCH2PPh2)2C10H6}Cl2] (9) without C-H activation occurring. PMID:26492361

  5. Lipophilicity-dependent ruthenium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes as potential anticancer agents.

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    Lv, Gaochao; Guo, Liubin; Qiu, Ling; Yang, Hui; Wang, Tengfei; Liu, Hong; Lin, Jianguo

    2015-04-28

    Five Ru(II)-N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC) (1-5) were synthesized by reacting the appropriately substituted imidazolium chlorides with Ag2O, forming the NHC-silver chloride in situ followed by transmetalation with dimeric p-cymene ruthenium(II) dichloride. All the complexes were characterized by NMR and ESI-MS, and complex 1 was also characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The IC50 values of these five complexes were determined by the MTT-based assay on four human cancer cell lines, SKOV-3 (ovarian), PC-3 (prostate), MDA-MB-231 (breast) and EC109 (esophagus). The cytotoxicities of these complexes changed from a moderate effect to a fine one, corresponding to the increasing lipophilicity order of the complex of 2 < 1 < 3 < 4 < 5 (0.91, 0.88, 1.36, 1.85 and 2.62 for 1–5 respectively). Complex 5 showed the most cytotoxicity with the IC50 values 10.3 ± 0.3 μM for SKOV-3, 2.9 ± 0.1 μM for PC-3, 8.2 ± 0.6 μM for MDA-MB-231, 6.4 ± 0.2 μM for EC109 cell lines. Due to the superior cytotoxicity of complex 5 against the PC-3 cell lines, further biological evaluations were carried out to elucidate its action mechanism. The morphologic changes and cell cycle analysis showed that complex 5 can inhibit PC-3 cell lines by inducing cell cycle arrest at the G2/M phase. The DNA binding experiments further demonstrate that complex 5 has a better binding ability for DNA (Kb = 2.2 × 10(6) M(-1)) than complexes 1-4 (3.8 × 10(5), 7.0 × 10(5), 5.7 × 10(5), and 1.9 × 10(5) respectively). PMID:25797411

  6. Reactivity of cationic agostic and carbene structures derived from platinum(II) metallacycles.

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    Campos, Jess; Ortega-Moreno, Laura; Conejero, Salvador; Peloso, Riccardo; Lpez-Serrano, Joaqun; Maya, Celia; Carmona, Ernesto

    2015-06-01

    This paper describes the formation of new platinacyclic complexes derived from the phosphine ligands PiPr2 Xyl, PMeXyl2 , and PMe2 Ar?Xyl?2 (Xyl=2,6-Me2 C6 H3 and Ar?Xyl?2=2,6-(2,6-Me2 C6 H3 )2 -C6 H3 ) as well as reactivity studies of the trans-[Pt(C^P)2 ] bis-metallacyclic complex 1?a derived from PiPr2 Xyl. Protonation of compound 1?a with [H(OEt2 )2 ][BArF ] (BArF =B[3,5-(CF3 )2 C6 H3 ]4 ) forms a cationic ?-agostic structure 4?a, whereas ?-hydride abstraction employing [Ph3 C][PF6 ] produces a cationic platinum carbene trans-[Pt{PiPr2 (2,6-CH(Me)C6 H3 }{PiPr2 (2,6-CH2 (Me)C6 H3 }][PF6 ] (8). Compounds 4?a and 8 react with H2 to yield the same 1:3 equilibrium mixture of 4?a and trans-[PtH(PiPr2 Xyl)2 ][BArF ] (6), in which one of the phosphine ligands participates in a ?-agostic interaction. DFT calculations reveal that H2 activation by 8 occurs at the highly electrophilic alkylidene terminus with no participation of the metal. The two compounds 4?a and 8 experience C-C coupling reactions of a different nature. Thus, 4?a gives rise to complex trans-[PtH{(E)-1,2-bis(2-(PiPr2 )-3-MeC6 H3 )CH?CH}] (7) that contains a tridentate diphosphine-alkene ligand, through agostic C?H oxidative cleavage and C-C reductive coupling steps, whereas the C-C coupling reaction in 8 involves classical migratory insertion of its [Pt?CH] and [Pt?CH2 ] bonds promoted by platinum coordination of CO or CNXyl. The mechanisms of the C?C bond-forming reactions have also been investigated by computational methods. PMID:25959723

  7. Photophysical and photochemical trends in tricarbonyl rhenium(I) N-heterocyclic carbene complexes.

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    Vaughan, Jamila G; Reid, Brodie L; Wright, Phillip J; Ramchandani, Sushil; Skelton, Brian W; Raiteri, Paolo; Muzzioli, Sara; Brown, David H; Stagni, Stefano; Massi, Massimiliano

    2014-04-01

    A family of tricarbonyl Re(I) complexes of the formulation fac-[Re(CO)3(NHC)L] has been synthesized and characterized, both spectroscopically and structurally. The NHC ligand represents a bidentate N-heterocyclic carbene species where the central imidazole ring is substituted at the N3 atom by a butyl, a phenyl, or a mesityl group and substituted at the N1 atom by a pyridyl, a pyrimidyl, or a quinoxyl group. On the other hand, the ancillary L ligand alternates between chloro and bromo. For the majority of the complexes, the photophysical properties suggest emission from the lowest triplet metal-to-ligand charge transfer states, which are found partially mixed with triplet ligand-to-ligand charge transfer character. The nature and relative energy of the emitting states appear to be mainly influenced by the identity of the substituent on the N3 atom of the imidazole ring; thus, the pyridyl complexes have blue-shifted emission in comparison to the more electron deficient pyrimidyl complexes. The quinoxyl complexes show an unexpected blue-shifted emission, possibly occurring from ligand-centered excited states. No significant variations were found upon changing the substituent on the imidazole N3 atom and/or the ancillary ligand. The photochemical properties of the complexes have also been investigated, with only the complexes bound to the pyridyl-substituted NHC ligands showing photoinduced CO dissociation upon excitation at 370 nm, as demonstrated by the change in the IR and NMR spectra as well as a red shift in the emission profile after photolysis. Temperature-dependent photochemical experiments show that CO dissociation occurs at temperatures as low as 233 K, suggesting that the Re-C bond cleaves from excited states of metal-to-ligand charge transfer nature rather than thermally activated ligand field excited states. A photochemical mechanism that takes into account the reactivity of the complexes bound to the pyridyl-NHC ligand as well as the stability of those bound to the pyrimidyl- and quinoxyl-NHC ligands is proposed. PMID:24665819

  8. H(C)Ag: a triple resonance NMR experiment for (109) Ag detection in labile silver-carbene complexes.

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    Weske, Sebastian; Li, Yingjia; Wiegmann, Sara; John, Michael

    2015-04-01

    In silver complexes, indirect detection of (109) Ag resonances via (1) H,(109) Ag-HMQC frequently suffers from small or absent JHAg couplings or rapid ligand dissociation. In these cases, it would be favourable to employ H(X)Ag triple resonance spectroscopy that uses the large one-bond JXAg coupling (where the donor atom of the ligand X is the relay nucleus). We have applied an HMQC-based version of the H(C)Ag experiment to a labile silver-NHC complex (NHC=N-heterocyclic carbene) at natural (13) C isotopic abundance and variable temperature. In agreement with simulations, H(C)Ag detection became superior to (1) H,(109) Ag-HMQC detection above -20 °C. PMID:25641122

  9. 25 years of N-heterocyclic carbenes: activation of both main-group element-element bonds and NHCs themselves.

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    Würtemberger-Pietsch, Sabrina; Radius, Udo; Marder, Todd B

    2016-04-14

    N-Heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) are widely used ligands and reagents in modern inorganic synthesis as well as in homogeneous catalysis and organocatalysis. However, NHCs are not always innocent bystanders. In the last few years, more and more examples were reported of reactions of NHCs with main-group elements which resulted in modification of the NHC. Many of these reactions lead to ring expansion and the formation of six-membered heterocyclic rings involving insertion of the heteroatom into the C-N bond and migration of hydrides, phenyl groups or boron-containing fragments. Furthermore, a few related NHC rearrangements were observed some decades ago. In this Perspective, we summarise the history of NHC ring expansion reactions from the 1960s till the present. PMID:26675582

  10. Grubbs–Hoveyda type catalysts bearing a dicationic N-heterocyclic carbene for biphasic olefin metathesis reactions in ionic liquids

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    Koy, Maximilian; Altmann, Hagen J; Autenrieth, Benjamin; Frey, Wolfgang

    2015-01-01

    Summary The novel dicationic metathesis catalyst [(RuCl2(H2ITapMe2)(=CH–2-(2-PrO)-C6H4))2+ (OTf−)2] (Ru-2, H2ITapMe2 = 1,3-bis(2’,6’-dimethyl-4’-trimethylammoniumphenyl)-4,5-dihydroimidazol-2-ylidene, OTf− = CF3SO3 −) based on a dicationic N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand was prepared. The reactivity was tested in ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) under biphasic conditions using a nonpolar organic solvent (toluene) and the ionic liquid (IL) 1-butyl-2,3-dimethylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate [BDMIM+][BF4 −]. The structure of Ru-2 was confirmed by single crystal X-ray analysis. PMID:26664582

  11. Imidazolium Ionic Liquids, Imidazolylidene Heterocyclic Carbenes, and Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks for CO2 Capture and Photochemical Reduction.

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    Wang, Sibo; Wang, Xinchen

    2016-02-01

    Imidazolium ionic liquids (ILs), imidazolylidene N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs), and zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) are imidazolate motifs which have been extensively investigated for CO2 adsorption and conversion applications. Summarized in this minireview is the recent progress in the capture, activation, and photochemical reduction of CO2 with these three imidazolate building blocks, from homogeneous molecular entities (ILs and NHCs) to heterogeneous crystalline scaffolds (ZIFs). The developments and existing shortcomings of the imidazolate motifs for their use in CO2 utilizations is assessed, with more of focus on CO2 photoredox catalysis. The opportunities and challenges of imidazolate scaffolds for future advancement of CO2 photochemical conversion for artificial photosynthesis are discussed. PMID:26683833

  12. Fluorescent silver(I) and gold(I)-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes with cytotoxic properties: mechanistic insights.

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    Citta, Anna; Schuh, Esther; Mohr, Fabian; Folda, Alessandra; Massimino, Maria Lina; Bindoli, Alberto; Casini, Angela; Rigobello, Maria Pia

    2013-08-01

    Silver(I) and gold(I)-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes bearing a fluorescent anthracenyl ligand were examined for cytotoxicity in normal and tumor cells. The silver(I) complex exhibits greater cytotoxicity in tumor cells compared with normal cells. Notably, in cell extracts, this complex determines a more pronounced inhibition of thioredoxin reductase (TrxR), but it is ineffective towards glutathione reductase (GR). Both gold and silver complexes lead to oxidation of the thioredoxin system, the silver(I) derivative being particularly effective. In addition, the dimerization of peroxiredoxin 3 (Prx3) was also observed, demonstrating the ability of these compounds to reach the mitochondrial target. The fluorescence microscopy visualization of the subcellular distribution of the complexes shows a larger diffusion of these molecules in tumor cells with respect to normal cells. PMID:23661165

  13. An efficient N-heterocyclic carbene-ruthenium complex: application towards the synthesis of polyesters and polyamides.

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    Malineni, Jagadeesh; Keul, Helmut; Möller, Martin

    2015-03-01

    The ruthenium benzimidazolylidene-based N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complex 4 catalyzes the direct dehydrogenative condensation of primary alcohols into esters and primary alcohols in the presence of amines to the corresponding amides in high yields. This efficient new catalytic system shows a high selectivity towards the conversion of diols to polyesters and of a mixture of diols and diamines to polyamides. The only side product formed in this reaction is molecular hydrogen. Remarkable is the conversion of hydroxytelechelic polytetrahydrofuran (Mn = 1000 g mol(-1))--a polydispers starting material--into a hydrolytically degradable polyether with ester linkages (Mn = 32 600 g mol(-1)) and, in the presence of aliphatic diamines, into a polyether with amide linkages in the back bone (Mn = 16 000 g mol(-1) ). PMID:25653190

  14. Possible formation of crystalline sodium carbene carbonate Na[subscript 2](CO)CO[subscript 3] at high pressure

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    Tschauner, O.; Kiefer, B.; McClure, J.; Sinogeikin, S.

    2010-05-24

    Combined experimental and ab-initio computational studies suggest that at pressures above 20 GPa and temperatures above 1500 K sodium formate deprotonizes under formation of Na{sub 2}{sup +} [C=O| CO{sub 3}{sup 2-}]. This new compound involves mesomeric C-O bonds with carbonate plus carbene units as limiting states and CO{sub 2} chains as intermediate. Sodium is six-fold coordinated by O-atoms. The formation of this new compound implies nucleophilic addition as reaction mechanism which is consistent with previously observed reduced stability of the H-O bond at these high pressures. The findings suggest further that the sextet state of carbon is energetically less unfavourable at high pressure than at ambient pressure.

  15. Stable Fly Research

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    Adult stable flies feed on the blood of humans, pets and livestock, inflicting painful bites. Stable flies need one and sometimes two bloodmeals each day to develop their eggs. Unlike mosquitoes where only the females bloodfeed, both male and female stable flies require blood to reproduce. Stable fl...

  16. Facile Syntheses of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Precursors through I2 - or NIS-Promoted Amidiniumation of N-Alkenyl Formamidines.

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    Li, Jing; Jiao, Jiajun; Zhang, Caiyun; Shi, Min; Zhang, Jun

    2016-05-01

    We have developed I2 - or N-iodosuccinimide (NIS)-mediated amidiniumation of N-alkenyl formamidines for the syntheses of cyclic formamidinium salts, some of which could be directly used as N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) precursors. Treatment of iodine-containing formamidinium salts with Al2 O3 led to the formation of cyclic formamidinium salts with an unsaturated backbone. A rhodium(I) complex ligated by a representative NHC was prepared by the reaction of [Rh(cod)Cl]2 (cod=1,5-cyclooctadiene) with the free carbene obtained in situ from deprotonation of the corresponding formamidinium salts. The NHCs prepared in situ can also react with S8 to afford the corresponding thiones. PMID:26957360

  17. Sequential N-O and N-N bond cleavage of N-heterocyclic carbene-activated nitrous oxide with a vanadium complex.

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    Tskhovrebov, Alexander G; Solari, Euro; Wodrich, Matthew D; Scopelliti, Rosario; Severin, Kay

    2012-01-25

    Chemically induced bond cleavage of nitrous oxide typically proceeds by rupture of the N-O bond with concomitant O-atom transfer and liberation of dinitrogen. On a few occasions, N-N bond scission has been observed instead. We report a reaction sequence involving an N-heterocyclic carbene and a vanadium complex that results in cleavage of both the N-O bond and the N-N bond. PMID:22276774

  18. A Bis(Diphosphanyl N-Heterocyclic Carbene) Gold Complex: A Synthon for Luminescent Rigid AuAg2 Arrays and Au5 and Cu6 Double Arrays.

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    Ai, Pengfei; Mauro, Matteo; De Cola, Luisa; Danopoulos, Andreas A; Braunstein, Pierre

    2016-03-01

    A mononuclear bis(NHC)/Au(I) (NHC=N-heterocyclic carbene) cationic complex with a rigid bis(phosphane)-functionalized NHC ligand (PCNHC P) was used to construct linear Au3 and Ag2 Au arrays, a Au5 cluster with two intersecting crosslike Au3 arrays, and an unprecedented Cu6 complex with two parallel Cu3 arrays. The impact of metallophilic interactions on photoluminescence was studied experimentally. PMID:26823329

  19. Luminescent Ruthenium(II) Complex Bearing Bipyridine and N-Heterocyclic Carbene-based C∧N∧C Pincer Ligand for Live-Cell Imaging of Endocytosis

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    Tsui, Wai-Kuen; Chung, Lai-Hon; Wong, Matthew Man-Kin; Tsang, Wai-Him; Lo, Hoi-Shing; Liu, Yaxiang; Leung, Chung-Hang; Ma, Dik-Lung; Chiu, Sung-Kay; Wong, Chun-Yuen

    2015-03-01

    Luminescent ruthenium(II)-cyanide complex with N-heterocyclic carbene pincer ligand C∧N∧C = 2,6-bis(1-butylimidazol-2-ylidene)pyridine and 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy) shows minimal cytotoxicity to both human breast carcinoma cell (MCF-7) and human retinal pigmented epithelium cell (RPE) in a wide range of concentration (0.1-500 μM), and can be used for the luminescent imaging of endocytosis of the complex in these cells.

  20. Synthesis of novel polysubstituted N-benzyl-1H-pyrroles via a cascade reaction of alkynyl Fischer carbenes with α-imino glycine methyl esters.

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    de la Cruz, Fabiola N; López, Julio; Jiménez-Halla, J Óscar C; Flores-Álamo, Marcos; Tamaríz, Joaquín; Delgado, Francisco; Vázquez, Miguel A

    2015-12-28

    An efficient and simple synthesis of novel and densely substituted N-benzyl-1H-pyrroles 6a-r is described by a 1,4-addition/isomerization/ring closure/demetalation cascade process of alkynyl Fischer carbene complexes 1a-f and 2a and α-imino glycine methyl esters 3a, b, d, g, h, and k promoted with LDA. PMID:26488365

  1. Angina Pectoris (Stable Angina)

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    ... Pressure High Blood Pressure Tools & Resources Stroke More Angina Pectoris (Stable Angina) Updated:Sep 3,2015 You may have heard the term “angina pectoris” or “stable angina” in your doctor’s office, but ...

  2. 3- and 4-(α-diazobenzyl)pyridine-N-oxides as photoresponsive magnetic couplers for 2p-4f heterospin systems: formation of carbene-Tb(III) and carbene-Dy(III) single-molecule magnets.

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    Murashima, Kensuke; Karasawa, Satoru; Yoza, Kenji; Inagaki, Yuji; Koga, Noboru

    2016-04-19

    3- and 4-(α-diazophenyl)pyridine-N-oxides, and , were prepared as new photoresponsive magnetic couplers in heterospin systems. Lanthanide dinuclear complexes, [Ln(III)(tta)3()]2; Ln(III) = Gd (), Tb (), and Dy () and tta = 4,4,4-trifluoro-1-(2-thienyl)-1,3-butanedionate, bridged with in μ2 coordination mode were obtained. The obtained , , and were isostructures. The isomeric complex, [Tb(III)(tta)3()]2 was also prepared. In the carbene-Ln(III) complexes [Ln(III)(tta)3( and )]2 generated by photolysis, regioselectively interacted with the Ln(III) ions through pyridine-N-oxide, in which the magnetic coupling of was weakly ferromagnetic, while that of was insignificant. Before and after irradiation of , no SMM behavior was observed. In contrast, the Tb(III) and Dy(III) complexes being anisotropic functioned as heterospin SMMs. Before irradiation, showed no SMM behavior. After irradiation, two species showing slow magnetic relaxations were produced and one of them exhibited SMM behavior with the thermal activation barrier, Ueff/kB = 30 K, and τ0 = 5.8 × 10(-8) s. In , SMM behaviors were observed before and after irradiation, and the Ueff/kB value of 102 K (τ0 = 3.6 × 10(-7) s) before irradiation was reduced to 39 K (τ0 = 1.5 × 10(-8) s) after irradiation. PMID:27003316

  3. INVERSE STABLE SUBORDINATORS

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    MEERSCHAERT, MARK M.; STRAKA, PETER

    2013-01-01

    The inverse stable subordinator provides a probability model for time-fractional differential equations, and leads to explicit solution formulae. This paper reviews properties of the inverse stable subordinator, and applications to a variety of problems in mathematics and physics. Several different governing equations for the inverse stable subordinator have been proposed in the literature. This paper also shows how these equations can be reconciled. PMID:25045216

  4. A monotopic aluminum telluride with an Al=Te double bond stabilized by N-heterocyclic carbenes

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    Franz, Daniel; Szilvási, Tibor; Irran, Elisabeth; Inoue, Shigeyoshi

    2015-01-01

    Aluminum chalcogenides are mostly encountered in the form of bulk aluminum oxides that are structurally diverse but typically consist of networks with high lattice energy in which the chalcogen atoms bridge the metal centres. This makes their molecular congeners difficult to synthesize because of a pronounced tendency for oligomerization. Here we describe the isolation of the monotopic aluminum chalcogenide (LDipN)AlTe(LEt)2 (LDip=1,3-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)-imidazolin-2-imine, LEt=1,3-diethyl-4,5-dimethyl-imidazolin-2-ylidene). Unique features of (LDipN)AlTe(LEt)2 are the terminal position of the tellurium atom, the shortest aluminum–tellurium distance hitherto reported for a molecular complex and the highest bond order reported for an interaction between these elements, to the best of our knowledge. At elevated temperature (LDipN)AlTe(LEt)2 equilibrates with dimeric {(LDipN)AlTe(LEt)}2 in which the chalcogen atoms assume their common role as bridges between the metal centres. These findings demonstrate that (LDipN)AlTe(LEt)2 comprises the elusive Al=Te double bond in the form of an N-heterocyclic carbene-stabilized species. PMID:26612781

  5. Experimental and computational studies on the mechanism of zwitterionic ring-opening polymerization of ?-valerolactone with N-heterocyclic carbenes.

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    Acharya, Ashwin K; Chang, Young A; Jones, Gavin O; Rice, Julia E; Hedrick, James L; Horn, Hans W; Waymouth, Robert M

    2014-06-19

    Experimental and computational investigations of the zwitterionic ring-opening polymerization (ZROP) of ?-valerolactone (VL) catalyzed by the N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC) 1,3-diisopropyl-4,5-dimethyl-imidazol-2-ylidene (1) and 1,3,4,5-tetramethyl-imidazol-2-ylidene (2) were carried out. The ZROP of ?-valerolactone generates cyclic poly(valerolactone)s whose molecular weights are higher than predicted from [VL]0/[NHC]0. Kinetic studies reveal the rate of polymerization is first order in [VL] and first order in [NHC]. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations were carried out to elucidate the key steps involved in the ring-opening of ?-valerolactone and its subsequent oligomerization. These studies have established that the initial steps of the mechanism involve nucleophilic attack of the NHC on ?-valerolactone to form a zwitterionic tetrahedral intermediate. DFT calculations indicate that the highest activation barrier of the entire mechanism is associated with the ring-opening of the tetrahedral intermediate formed from the NHC and ?-valerolactone, a result consistent with inefficient initiation to generate reactive zwitterions. The large barrier in this step is due to the fact that ring-opening requires a partial positive charge to develop next to the directly attached NHC moiety which already bears a delocalized positive charge. PMID:24702523

  6. N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Ytterbium Amide as a Recyclable Homogeneous Precatalyst for Hydrophosphination of Alkenes and Alkynes.

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    Yuan, Jia; Hu, Hongfan; Cui, Chunming

    2016-04-11

    The N-heterocyclic carbene-ytterbium(II) amides (NHC)2 Yb[N(SiMe3 )2 ]2 (1: NHC: 1,3,4,5-tetramethylimidazo-2-ylidene (IMe4 ); 2: NHC: 1,3-diisopropyl-4,5-dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene (IiPr)) and the NHC-stabilized rare-earth phosphide (IMe4 )3 Yb(PPh2 )2 (3) have been synthesized and fully characterized. Complexes 1-3 are active precatalysts for the hydrophosphination of alkenes, alkynes, and dienes and exhibited much superior catalytic activity to that of the NHC-free amide (THF)2 Yb[N(SiMe)2 ]2 . Complex 1 is the most active precursor among the three complexes. In particular, complex 1 can be recycled and recovered from the reaction media after the catalytic reactions. Furthermore, it was found that complex 3 could catalyze the polymerization of styrene to yield atactic polystyrenes with low molecular weights. To the best of our knowledge, complex 1 represents the first rare-earth complex that can be recovered after catalytic reactions. PMID:26934571

  7. A monotopic aluminum telluride with an Al=Te double bond stabilized by N-heterocyclic carbenes.

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    Franz, Daniel; Szilvási, Tibor; Irran, Elisabeth; Inoue, Shigeyoshi

    2015-01-01

    Aluminum chalcogenides are mostly encountered in the form of bulk aluminum oxides that are structurally diverse but typically consist of networks with high lattice energy in which the chalcogen atoms bridge the metal centres. This makes their molecular congeners difficult to synthesize because of a pronounced tendency for oligomerization. Here we describe the isolation of the monotopic aluminum chalcogenide (L(Dip)N)AlTe(L(Et))2 (L(Dip)=1,3-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)-imidazolin-2-imine, L(Et)=1,3-diethyl-4,5-dimethyl-imidazolin-2-ylidene). Unique features of (L(Dip)N)AlTe(L(Et))2 are the terminal position of the tellurium atom, the shortest aluminum-tellurium distance hitherto reported for a molecular complex and the highest bond order reported for an interaction between these elements, to the best of our knowledge. At elevated temperature (L(Dip)N)AlTe(L(Et))2 equilibrates with dimeric {(L(Dip)N)AlTe(L(Et))}2 in which the chalcogen atoms assume their common role as bridges between the metal centres. These findings demonstrate that (L(Dip)N)AlTe(L(Et))2 comprises the elusive Al=Te double bond in the form of an N-heterocyclic carbene-stabilized species. PMID:26612781

  8. Stoichiometric sensitivity and structural diversity in click-active copper(I) N,S-heterocyclic carbene complexes.

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    Han, Xiaoyan; Weng, Zhiqiang; Young, David James; Jin, Guo-Xin; Hor, T S Andy

    2014-01-21

    A series of novel Cu(I) N,S-heterocyclic carbene (NSHC) complexes [Cu(μ-Br)(NSHC)]2, [Cu(μ-X)(NSHC)]4 (X = Br or I), [(NSHC)2Cu(μ-Br)2Cu(NSHC)], and [(NSHC)2CuBr] have been isolated from in situ generated CuO(t)Bu and N-substituted benzothiazolium halides and characterized by X-ray crystallography. Five structural motifs were observed, viz. M(x)L(y) where x : y = 2 : 2, 4 : 4, 2 : 3, 1 : 2 and 2 : 4, with Cu···Cu separation traversing over a wide range of 2.5626(7) to 3.4725(7) Å distances. A preliminary investigation of the catalytic activity of these compounds indicated that the unusual mononuclear complex 6 [(NSHC)2CuBr] is an active catalyst for the Huisgen 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of azide and alkynes while complexes 1-5 and 7 were marginally less active. PMID:24192930

  9. Nitrenium ions and trivalent boron ligands as analogues of N-heterocyclic carbenes in olefin metathesis: a computational study.

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    Pazio, A; Wo?niak, K; Grela, K; Trzaskowski, B

    2015-12-14

    We used the density functional theory to evaluate the suitability of nitrenium ions and trivalent boron ligands as analogues of N-heterocyclic carbenes in ruthenium-based metathesis catalysts. We demonstrate that these analogues induce only minor structural changes in Hoveyda-Grubbs-like precatalysts, but have major impact on precatalyst initiation. Nitrenium ion-modified precatalysts are characterized by a weak Ru-N bond resulting in a relatively strong Ru-O bond and large free energy barriers for initiation, making them good candidates for efficient latent Ru-based catalysts. On the other hand the trivalent boron ligand, bearing a formal -1 charge, binds strongly to the ruthenium ion, weakening the Ru-O bond and facilitating its dissociation, to promote fast reaction initiation. We show that the calculated bond dissociation energy of the Ru-C/N/B bond may serve as an accurate indicator of the Ru-O bond strength and the rate of metathesis initiation. PMID:26525899

  10. A curious interplay in the films of N-heterocyclic carbene Pt(II) complexes upon deposition of alkali metals.

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    Makarova, Anna A; Grachova, Elena V; Niedzialek, Dorota; Solomatina, Anastasia I; Sonntag, Simon; Fedorov, Alexander V; Vilkov, Oleg Yu; Neudachina, Vera S; Laubschat, Clemens; Tunik, Sergey P; Vyalikh, Denis V

    2016-01-01

    The recently synthesized series of Pt(II) complexes containing cyclometallating (phenylpyridine or benzoquinoline) and N-heterocyclic carbene ligands possess intriguing structures, topologies, and light emitting properties. Here, we report curious physicochemical interactions between in situ PVD-grown films of a typical representative of the aforementioned Pt(II) complex compounds and Li, Na, K and Cs atoms. Based on a combination of detailed core-level photoelectron spectroscopy and quantum-chemical calculations at the density functional theory level, we found that the deposition of alkali atoms onto the molecular film leads to unusual redistribution of electron density: essential modification of nitrogen sites, reduction of the coordination Pt(II) centre to Pt(0) and decrease of electron density on the bromine atoms. A possible explanation for this is formation of a supramolecular system "Pt complex-alkali metal ion"; the latter is supported by restoration of the system to the initial state upon subsequent oxygen treatment. The discovered properties highlight a considerable potential of the Pt(II) complexes for a variety of biomedical, sensing, chemical, and electronic applications. PMID:27151364

  11. A curious interplay in the films of N-heterocyclic carbene PtII complexes upon deposition of alkali metals

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    Makarova, Anna A.; Grachova, Elena V.; Niedzialek, Dorota; Solomatina, Anastasia I.; Sonntag, Simon; Fedorov, Alexander V.; Vilkov, Oleg Yu.; Neudachina, Vera S.; Laubschat, Clemens; Tunik, Sergey P.; Vyalikh, Denis V.

    2016-01-01

    The recently synthesized series of PtII complexes containing cyclometallating (phenylpyridine or benzoquinoline) and N-heterocyclic carbene ligands possess intriguing structures, topologies, and light emitting properties. Here, we report curious physicochemical interactions between in situ PVD-grown films of a typical representative of the aforementioned PtII complex compounds and Li, Na, K and Cs atoms. Based on a combination of detailed core-level photoelectron spectroscopy and quantum-chemical calculations at the density functional theory level, we found that the deposition of alkali atoms onto the molecular film leads to unusual redistribution of electron density: essential modification of nitrogen sites, reduction of the coordination PtII centre to Pt0 and decrease of electron density on the bromine atoms. A possible explanation for this is formation of a supramolecular system “Pt complex-alkali metal ion”; the latter is supported by restoration of the system to the initial state upon subsequent oxygen treatment. The discovered properties highlight a considerable potential of the PtII complexes for a variety of biomedical, sensing, chemical, and electronic applications. PMID:27151364

  12. Calix[4]arenes with one and two N-linked imidazolium units as precursors of N-heterocyclic carbene complexes. Coordination chemistry and use in Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling.

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    Brenner, Eric; Matt, Dominique; Henrion, Mickaël; Teci, Matthieu; Toupet, Loïc

    2011-10-14

    The calix[4]arene-imidazolium salts 5-(3-butyl-1-imidazolylium)-25,26,27,28-tetrabenzyloxy-calix[4]arene bromide (cone) (2), and 5,11-bis(3-alkyl-1-imidazolylium)-25,26,27,28-tetrabenzyloxycalix[4]arene diiodide (cone) (R = methyl, 3a; R = n-butyl, 3b) have been synthesised. Reaction of 2 in dioxane with PdCl(2) in the presence of CsCO(3) and KBr (80 °C, 24 h) gives the carbene complex trans-[PdBr(2)(calix-monocarbene)(2)] (14), containing two N-heterocyclic carbene ligands derived from 2 (yield: 63%). Repeating the reaction in pyridine instead of dioxane gives the mixed pyridine-carbene complex trans-[PdBr(2)(calix-carbene)(pyridine)] (15) in 75% yield. Treatment of the bis-imidazolium salt 3a with [Pd(OAc)(2)] affords a chelate complex, trans-[PdI(2){calix-bis(carbene)}] (16), in which a metallo-(bis-carbene) fragment caps the upper rim of the calixarene basket. Complex 16, as well as its analogue 17, obtained from 3b, display apparent C(s)-symmetry in solution. This is not the case in the solid state, a single X-ray diffraction study carried out for 16 revealing a pinced cone structure for the calixarene skeleton, which reduces the symmetry to C(1). The chelate complex 17 shows poor activity in Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling of phenyl boronic acid and p-tolyl halides, an observation that suggests the presence of a strained metallocyclic unit preventing easy stereochemical rearrangement to an active species. Unlike 17, complexes 14 and 15 show good activities in cross-coupling. A comparative study using the carbene precursor 1-butyl-3-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazolium bromide (18), which is devoid of the receptor fragment, strongly suggests that the carbene ligands of 14 and 15 operate typically as bulky NHC-ligands. PMID:21879086

  13. Random stable matchings

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    Mertens, Stephan

    2005-10-01

    The stable matching problem is a prototype model in economics and social sciences where agents act selfishly to optimize their own satisfaction, subject to mutually conflicting constraints. A stable matching is a pairing of adjacent vertices in a graph such that no unpaired vertices prefer each other to their partners under the matching. The problem of finding stable matchings is known as the stable marriage problem (on bipartite graphs) or as the stable room-mates problem (on the complete graph). It is well known that not all instances on non-bipartite graphs admit a stable matching. Here we present numerical results for the probability that a graph with n vertices and random preference relations admits a stable matching. In particular we find that this probability decays algebraically on graphs with connectivity ?(n) and exponentially on regular grids. On finite connectivity Erds-Rnyi graphs the probability converges to a value larger than zero. On the basis of the numerical results and some heuristic reasoning we formulate five conjectures on the asymptotic properties of random stable matchings.

  14. Air-Stable (CAAC)CuCl and (CAAC)CuBH4 Complexes as Catalysts for the Hydrolytic Dehydrogenation of BH3NH3.

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    Hu, Xingbang; Soleilhavoup, Michèle; Melaimi, Mohand; Chu, Jiaxiang; Bertrand, Guy

    2015-05-11

    The first stable copper borohydride complex [(CAAC)CuBH4] [CAAC = cyclic(alkyl)(amino)carbene] bearing a single monodentate ligand was prepared by addition of NaBH4 or BH3NH3 to the corresponding [(CAAC)CuCl] complex. Both complexes are air-stable and promote the catalytic hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane. The amount of hydrogen released reaches 2.8 H2/BH3 NH3 with a turnover frequency of 8400 mol H2 molcat(-1) h(-1) at 25 °C. In a fifteen-cycle experiment, the catalyst was reused without any loss of efficiency. PMID:25802096

  15. Highly Unsaturated Platinum and Palladium Carbenes PtC3 and PdC3 Isolated and Characterized in the Gas Phase

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    Bittner, Dror M.; Zaleski, Daniel P.; Tew, David P.

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Carbenes of platinum and palladium, PtC3 and PdC3, were generated in the gas phase through laser vaporization of a metal target in the presence of a low concentration of a hydrocarbon precursor undergoing supersonic expansion. Rotational spectroscopy and ab initio calculations confirm that both molecules are linear. The geometry of PtC3 was accurately determined by fitting to the experimental moments of inertia of twenty‐six isotopologues. The results are consistent with the proposal of an autogenic isolobal relationship between O, Au+, and Pt atoms. PMID:26879473

  16. Synthesis of novel synthetic intermediates from the reaction of benzimidazole and triazole carbenes with ketenimines and their application in the construction of spiro-pyrroles.

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    Mo, Jun-Ming; Ma, Yang-Guang; Cheng, Ying

    2009-12-01

    2-(2-Alkoxycarbonyl-1-arylamino-1-propenyl)benzimidazolium and 5-(2-alkoxycarbonyl-1-arylamino-1-propenyl)triazolium salts were synthesized in good yields from the reaction of benzimidazole and triazole carbenes with ketenimines. Upon treatment with a base, both salts were converted into novel 1,3-dipoles which underwent [3+2] cycloaddition reactions with electron-deficient alkynes and allenes to produce benzimidazole-spiro-pyrroles or triazole-spiro-pyrroles. This work provides novel synthons for the construction of multifunctional spiro-pyrrole derivatives that are not easy accessible by other synthetic methods and are potentially amenable to further transformations. PMID:19907793

  17. Highly Unsaturated Platinum and Palladium Carbenes PtC3 and PdC3 Isolated and Characterized in the Gas Phase.

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    Bittner, Dror M; Zaleski, Daniel P; Tew, David P; Walker, Nicholas R; Legon, Anthony C

    2016-03-01

    Carbenes of platinum and palladium, PtC3 and PdC3 , were generated in the gas phase through laser vaporization of a metal target in the presence of a low concentration of a hydrocarbon precursor undergoing supersonic expansion. Rotational spectroscopy and ab initio calculations confirm that both molecules are linear. The geometry of PtC3 was accurately determined by fitting to the experimental moments of inertia of twenty-six isotopologues. The results are consistent with the proposal of an autogenic isolobal relationship between O, Au(+) , and Pt atoms. PMID:26879473

  18. Evaluation of the carbene hydride mechanism in the carbon-carbon bond formation process of alkane metathesis through a DFT study.

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    Schinzel, Sandra; Chermette, Henry; Copéret, Christophe; Basset, Jean-Marie

    2008-06-25

    Olefin metathesis on a silica supported tantalumhydridocarbene complex, the key carbon-carbon making process in alkane metathesis, requires a large number of elementary steps in contrast to the known olefin metathesis pathway, which corresponds to successive [2 + 2]-cycloaddition and cycloreversion steps. The direct pathway is forbidden because it requires the formation of a high energy reaction intermediates, an olefin adduct of trigonal bipyramid (TBP) geometry, where the carbene is trans to an hydride ligand. Extra low-energy steps are therefore necessary to connect the reactants to products, the key being a turnstile interconversion at the metallacyclobutane intermediates. PMID:18510314

  19. N-Heterocyclic Carbenes as Promotors for the Rearrangement of Phosphaketenes to Phosphaheteroallenes: A Case Study for OCP to OPC Constitutional Isomerism.

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    Li, Zhongshu; Chen, Xiaodan; Benkő, Zoltán; Liu, Liu; Ruiz, David A; Peltier, Jesse L; Bertrand, Guy; Su, Chen-Yong; Grützmacher, Hansjörg

    2016-05-10

    The concept of isomerism is essential to chemistry and allows defining molecules with an identical composition but different connectivity (bonds) between their atoms (constitutional isomers) and/or a different arrangement in space (stereoisomers). The reaction of phosphanyl ketenes, (NHP)-P=C=O (NHP=N-heterocyclic phosphenium) with N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) leads to phosphaheteroallenes (NHP)-O-P=C=NHC in which the PCO unit has been isomerized to OPC. Based on the isolation of several intermediates and DFT calculations, a mechanism for this fundamental isomerisation process is proposed. PMID:27060924

  20. Luminescent Ruthenium(II) Complex Bearing Bipyridine and N-Heterocyclic Carbene-based C∧N∧C Pincer Ligand for Live-Cell Imaging of Endocytosis

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    Tsui, Wai-Kuen; Chung, Lai-Hon; Wong, Matthew Man-Kin; Tsang, Wai-Him; Lo, Hoi-Shing; Liu, Yaxiang; Leung, Chung-Hang; Ma, Dik-Lung; Chiu, Sung-Kay; Wong, Chun-Yuen

    2015-01-01

    Luminescent ruthenium(II)-cyanide complex with N-heterocyclic carbene pincer ligand C∧N∧C = 2,6-bis(1-butylimidazol-2-ylidene)pyridine and 2,2′-bipyridine (bpy) shows minimal cytotoxicity to both human breast carcinoma cell (MCF-7) and human retinal pigmented epithelium cell (RPE) in a wide range of concentration (0.1–500 μM), and can be used for the luminescent imaging of endocytosis of the complex in these cells. PMID:25765974

  1. Versatile synthesis of cationic N-heterocyclic carbene-gold(i) complexes containing a second ancillary ligand. Design of heterobimetallic ruthenium-gold anticancer agents.

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    Fernández-Gallardo, Jacob; Elie, Benelita T; Sanaú, Mercedes; Contel, María

    2016-02-11

    We describe a versatile and quick route to cationic gold(i) complexes containing N-heterocyclic carbenes and a second ancillary ligand (such as phosphanes, phosphites, arsines and amines) of interest for the synthesis of compounds with potential catalytic and medicinal applications. The general synthetic strategy has been applied in the preparation of novel cationic heterobimetallic ruthenium(ii)-gold(i) complexes that are highly cytotoxic to renal cancer Caki-1 and colon cancer HCT 116 cell lines while showing a synergistic effect and being more selective than their monometallic counterparts. PMID:26804743

  2. Tunable and Efficient White Light Phosphorescent Emission Based on Single Component N-Heterocyclic Carbene Platinum(II) Complexes.

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    Bachmann, Michael; Suter, Dominik; Blacque, Olivier; Venkatesan, Koushik

    2016-05-16

    A new class of cyclometalated pyridine N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) Pt(II) complexes with electronically different alkyne derivatives (C≡CR; R = C6H4C(CH3)3 (1), C6H5 (2), C6H4F (3), C6H3(CF3)2 (4)) as ancillary ligands were synthesized, and the consequences of the electronic properties of the different substituted phenylacetylene ligands on the phosphorescent emission efficiencies were studied, where C≡CC6H4C(CH3)3 = 4-tert-butylphenylacetylene, C≡CC6H5 = phenylacetylene, C≡CC6H4F = 4-fluorophenylacetylene, and C≡CC6H3(CF3)2 = 3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenylacetylene. Structural characterization, electrochemistry, and photophysical investigations were performed for all four compounds. Moreover, the emission quantum efficiencies and wavelength emission intensities of the complexes were also recorded in different weight percents in poly(methyl methacrylate) films (PMMA) and evaluated in the CIE-1931 chromaticity diagram. The square planar coordination geometry with the alkynyl ligands was corroborated for complexes 1, 2, and 3 by single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. These complexes show tunable monomeric high energy triplet emission and an additional concentration-dependent low-energy excimer-based phosphorescence. While adopting weight percent concentrations between 15 and 25%, the two emission bands covering the entire visible spectrum were obtained with these particular complexes displaying the properties of an efficient white light triplet emitter with excellent CIE-1931 coordinates (0.31, 0.33). On the basis of the high luminescent quantum efficiency of over 50% for white light emission, these compounds could be potentially useful for white organic light-emitting diodes (WOLEDs) based applications. PMID:27135529

  3. Carbon monoxide induced reductive elimination of disulfide in an N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)/thiolate dinitrosyl iron complex (DNIC).

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    Pulukkody, Randara; Kyran, Samuel J; Bethel, Ryan D; Hsieh, Chung-Hung; Hall, Michael B; Darensbourg, Donald J; Darensbourg, Marcetta Y

    2013-06-01

    Dinitrosyliron complexes (DNICs) are organometallic-like compounds of biological significance in that they appear in vivo as products of NO degradation of iron-sulfur clusters; synthetic analogues have potential as NO storage and releasing agents. Their reactivity is expected to depend on ancillary ligands and the redox level of the distinctive Fe(NO)2 unit: paramagnetic {Fe(NO)2}(9), diamagnetic dimerized forms of {Fe(NO)2}(9) and diamagnetic {Fe(NO)2}(10) DNICs (Enemark-Feltham notation). The typical biological ligands cysteine and glutathione themselves are subject to thiolate-disulfide redox processes, which when coupled to DNICs may lead to intricate redox processes involving iron, NO, and RS(-)/RS. Making use of an N-heterocyclic carbene-stabilized DNIC, (NHC)(RS)Fe(NO)2, we have explored the DNIC-promoted RS(-)/RS oxidation in the presence of added CO wherein oxidized {Fe(NO)2}(9) is reduced to {Fe(NO)2}(10) through carbon monoxide (CO)/RS ligand substitution. Kinetic studies indicate a bimolecular process, rate = k [Fe(NO)2](1)[CO](1), and activation parameters derived from kobs dependence on temperature similarly indicate an associative mechanism. This mechanism is further defined by density functional theory computations. Computational results indicate a unique role for the delocalized frontier molecular orbitals of the Fe(NO)2 unit, permitting ligand exchange of RS and CO through an initial side-on approach of CO to the electron-rich N-Fe-N site, ultimately resulting in a 5-coordinate, 19-electron intermediate with elongated Fe-SR bond and with the NO ligands accommodating the excess charge. PMID:23668326

  4. A Stable Urban Ecosystem

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    Meier, Richard L.

    1976-01-01

    Describes a model for the future evolution of a stable ecosystem in a densely-populated society. Discusses designs for limiting population growth, resource-conserving settlements, and ways to feed growing cities. (MLH)

  5. Synthesis of Well-Defined Copper "N"-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes and Their Use as Catalysts for a "Click Reaction": A Multistep Experiment that Emphasizes the Role of Catalysis in Green Chemistry

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    Ison, Elon A.; Ison, Ana

    2012-01-01

    A multistep experiment for an advanced synthesis lab course that incorporates topics in organic-inorganic synthesis and catalysis and highlights green chemistry principles was developed. Students synthesized two "N"-heterocyclic carbene ligands, used them to prepare two well-defined copper(I) complexes and subsequently utilized the complexes as

  6. Synthesis of Well-Defined Copper "N"-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes and Their Use as Catalysts for a "Click Reaction": A Multistep Experiment that Emphasizes the Role of Catalysis in Green Chemistry

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    Ison, Elon A.; Ison, Ana

    2012-01-01

    A multistep experiment for an advanced synthesis lab course that incorporates topics in organic-inorganic synthesis and catalysis and highlights green chemistry principles was developed. Students synthesized two "N"-heterocyclic carbene ligands, used them to prepare two well-defined copper(I) complexes and subsequently utilized the complexes as…

  7. gem-Difluoroolefination of Diazo Compounds with TMSCF3 or TMSCF2Br: Transition-Metal-Free Cross-Coupling of Two Carbene Precursors.

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    Hu, Mingyou; Ni, Chuanfa; Li, Lingchun; Han, Yongxin; Hu, Jinbo

    2015-11-18

    A new olefination protocol for transition-metal-free cross-coupling of two carbene fragments arising from two different sources, namely, a nonfluorinated carbene fragment resulting from a diazo compound and a difluorocarbene fragment derived from Ruppert-Prakash reagent (TMSCF3) or TMSCF2Br, has been developed. This gem-difluoroolefination proceeds through the direct nucleophilic addition of diazo compounds to difluorocarbene followed by elimination of N2. Compared to previously reported Cu-catalyzed gem-difluoroolefination of diazo compounds with TMSCF3, which possesses a narrow substrate scope due to a demanding requirement on the reactivity of diazo compounds and in-situ-generated CuCF3, this transition-metal-free protocol affords a general and efficient approach to various disubstituted 1,1-difluoroalkenes, including difluoroacrylates, diaryldifluoroolefins, as well as arylalkyldifluoroolefins. In view of the ready availability of diazo compounds and difluorocarbene reagents and versatile transformations of 1,1-difluoroalkenes, this new gem-difluoroolefination method is expected to find wide applications in organic synthesis. PMID:26501359

  8. How stable are the 'stable ancient shields'?

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    Viola, Giulio; Mattila, Jussi

    2014-05-01

    "Archean cratons are relatively flat, stable regions of the crust that have remained undeformed since the Precambrian, forming the ancient cores of the continents" (King, EPSL, 2005). While this type of statement is supported by a wealth of constraints in the case of episodes of thoroughgoing ductile deformation affecting shield regions of Archean and also Peleoproterozoic age, a growing amount of research indicates that shields are not nearly as structurally stable within the broad field of environmental conditions leading to brittle deformation. In fact, old crystalline basements usually present compelling evidence of long brittle deformation histories, often very complex and challenging to unfold. Recent structural and geochronological studies point to a significant mechanical instability of the shield areas, wherein large volumes of 'stable' rocks actually can become saturated with fractures and brittle faults soon after regional cooling exhumes them to below c. 300-350° C. How cold, rigid and therefore strong shields respond to applied stresses remains, however, still poorly investigated and understood. This in turn precludes a better definition of the shallow rheological properties of large, old crystalline blocks. In particular, we do not yet have good constraints on the mechanisms of mechanical reactivation that control the partial (if not total) accommodation of new deformational episodes by preexisting structures, which remains a key to untangle brittle histories lasting several hundred Myr. In our analysis, we use the Svecofennian Shield (SS) as an example of a supposedly 'stable' region with Archean nucleii and Paleoproterozoic cratonic areas to show how it is possible to unravel the details of brittle histories spanning more than 1.5 Gyr. New structural and geochronological results from Finland are integrated with a review of existing data from Sweden to explore how the effects of far-field stresses are partitioned within a shield, which was growing progressively saturated with fractures as time passed from its initial consolidation. The comparison of time-constrained paleostress data derived from three different locations of the shield shows a remarkably similar stress evolution through time, despite the different geological frameworks of the investigated areas. This suggests that the southern SS has behaved as a coherent rigid crustal block since the Late Mesoproterozoic. By that time, the SS had already reached structural maturity with respect to the saturation of brittle structural features. Therefore, structural reactivation rather than generation of new faults and fractures is the key mechanism that has controlled the mechanical evolution of the shield and that will steer its future evolution within the brittle regime. Comparable brittle structural histories within parts of the shield that are far apart also imply that far-field stresses can propagate over large distances and can lead to similar deformational histories, with the local geological conditions only playing a second-order role on the final brittle strain pattern recorded by the rock.

  9. A stable argon compound

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    Khriachtchev, Leonid; Pettersson, Mika; Runeberg, Nino; Lundell, Jan; Räsänen, Markku

    2000-08-01

    The noble gases have a particularly stable electronic configuration, comprising fully filled s and p valence orbitals. This makes these elements relatively non-reactive, and they exist at room temperature as monatomic gases. Pauling predicted in 1933 that the heavier noble gases, whose valence electrons are screened by core electrons and thus less strongly bound, could form stable molecules. This prediction was verified in 1962 by the preparation of xenon hexafluoroplatinate, XePtF6, the first compound to contain a noble-gas atom. Since then, a range of different compounds containing radon, xenon and krypton have been theoretically anticipated and prepared. Although the lighter noble gases neon, helium and argon are also expected to be reactive under suitable conditions, they remain the last three long-lived elements of the periodic table for which no stable compound is known. Here we report that the photolysis of hydrogen fluoride in a solid argon matrix leads to the formation of argon fluorohydride (HArF), which we have identified by probing the shift in the position of vibrational bands on isotopic substitution using infrared spectroscopy. Extensive ab initio calculations indicate that HArF is intrinsically stable, owing to significant ionic and covalent contributions to its bonding, thus confirming computational predictions that argon should form a stable hydride species with properties similar to those of the analogous xenon and krypton compounds reported before.

  10. Stable coherent states

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    Zipfel, Antonia; Thiemann, Thomas

    2016-04-01

    We analyze the stability under time evolution of complexifier coherent states (CCS) in one-dimensional mechanical systems. A system of coherent states is called stable if it evolves into another coherent state. It turns out that a system can only possess stable CCS if the classical evolution of the variable z =e-i Lχ Cq for a given complexifier C depends only on z itself and not on its complex conjugate. This condition is very restrictive in general so that only a few systems exist that obey this condition. However, it is possible to access a wider class of models that in principle may allow for stable coherent states associated with certain regions in the phase space by introducing action-angle coordinates.

  11. Stable Unhappy Marriages.

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    Heaton, Tim B.; Albrecht, Stan L.

    1991-01-01

    Examined prevalence and determinants of stable unhappy marriage using data from national survey. Results indicated age, lack of prior marital experience, commitment to marriage as an institution, low social activity, lack of control over one's life, and belief that divorce would detract from happiness were all predictive of stability in unhappy…

  12. Stable isotope studies

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    Ishida, T.

    1992-01-01

    The research has been in four general areas: (1) correlation of isotope effects with molecular forces and molecular structures, (2) correlation of zero-point energy and its isotope effects with molecular structure and molecular forces, (3) vapor pressure isotope effects, and (4) fractionation of stable isotopes. 73 refs, 38 figs, 29 tabs.

  13. The Stable Pairing Problem

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    Greenwell, Raymond N.; Seabold, Daniel E.

    2014-01-01

    The Gale-Shapley stable marriage theorem is a fascinating piece of twentieth-century mathematics that has many practical applications--from labor markets to school admissions--yet is accessible to secondary school mathematics students. David Gale and Lloyd Shapley were both mathematicians and economists who published their work on the Stable…

  14. Stable Coulomb Bubbles?

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    Moretto, L.; Tso, K.; Wozniak, G.

    1997-02-01

    Coulomb bubbles, though stable against monopole displacement, are unstable at least with respect to quadrupole and octupole distortions. We show that there exists a temperature at which the pressure of the vapor filling the bubble stabilizes all the radial modes. In extremely thin bubbles, the crispation modes become unstable due to the surface-surface interaction. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

  15. Spectroscopic characterization of triplet (2- and 3-thienyl)carbenes and development, implementation, and testing of a web-based tool for use in middle and high school classrooms

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    Pharr, Caroline Rebecca

    Photolysis (lambda> 543 nm) of 3-thienyldiazomethane (1) yields triplet s-Z and s-E 3-thienylcarbene (s-E 5 and s- Z 5), as characterized by IR, UV/vis, and EPR spectroscopy. The EPR spectra of s-E 5 and s-Z 5 are markedly different, and proved to be unusual. NBO calculations and a Mulliken spin density analysis were carried out to explore the complex nature of these spectra. In an effort to obtain a comparison to the unusual EPR spectra of 3-thienylcarbene and to explore how the photochemistry of the system would be perturbed, methyl and deuteriomethyl analogs of the parent compounds were studied. Photolysis (lambda> 534 nm) of 3-thienyl-1-diazoethane (16) yields only one triplet 3-thienylethylidene rotamer (s-E 21), as characterized by UV/vis, and EPR spectroscopy. EPR and UV/visible signals attributed to s-E 21 decreased by approximately 50% after sitting in the dark for 3.5 days, suggesting a "thermal" reaction at 10 K. Photolysis (lambda > 534 nm) of 3-thienyl-1-diazoethane- d3 (16-d3) yields triplet s-E 3-thienylcarbene-d3 (s-E 21-d3), as characterized by IR, UV/vis, and EPR spectroscopy. Analogous to the photochemistry of 16, s-Z 21 -d3 was absent from the matrix. s- E 21-d3 is thermally stable at 10 K. Our attempts at isolating a 2-thienylsubstituted triplet carbene in this family had been unsuccessful up to this point. Spectroscopic detection of a 2-thienylcarbene derivative was realized with the characterization of 2-benzo[b]thienylethylidene (34) and 2-benzo[b]thienylethylidene-d3 (34-d3) by IR, UV/vis, and EPR spectroscopy. The development and implementation of "Today's Science for Tomorrow's Scientist" (TSTS), a Web site that presents current science research in a format suitable for middle school and high school classrooms is discussed. The information presented on TSTS correlates with the National Science Education Standards, allowing for ease of use by teachers. TSTS was beta tested and then fully implemented in middle schools and high schools in the Madison, WI area. The data show that both middle school and high school students improve by a significant amount from content pre survey to content post survey after viewing TSTS.

  16. Handbook of stable strontium

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    Skoryna, S.C.

    1981-01-01

    This book presents information on the following topics: chemistry of strontium; biogeochemistry of strontium; uptake of stable strontium by plants and effects on plant growth; divalent cation-dependent deposits in paramecium; effects of strontium ion on the hydrolysis of ATP; stronium ions and membranes - screening versus binding at charged surfaces; mitochondrial granules in the liver of rats kept on stable strontium supplementation; divalent cations and regulation of cyclic nucleotides in nervous systems; strontium as the substitute for calcium in the excitation-contraction coupling of crayfish muscle fibers; hemodynamic effects of strontium in the dog; some mechanical characteristics of strontium-mediated contractions in heart muscle; effects of calcium, magnesium, and strontium on drug-receptor interactions; strontium and histamine secretion; and effects of strontium in human dental enamel.

  17. Stable glow discharge detector

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    Koo, Jackson C.; Yu, Conrad M.

    2004-05-18

    A highly sensitive electronic ion cell for the measurement of trace elements in He carrier gas which involves glow discharge. A constant wave (CW) stable glow discharge detector which is controlled through a biased resistor, can detect the change of electron density caused by impurities in the He carrier gas by many orders of magnitude larger than that caused by direct ionization or electron capture. The stable glow discharge detector utilizes a floating pseudo-electrode to form a probe in or near the plasma and a solid rod electrode. By using this probe, the large variation of electron density due to trace amounts of impurities can be directly measured. The solid rod electrode provides greater stability and thus easier alignment.

  18. Stable charged cosmic strings.

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    Weigel, H; Quandt, M; Graham, N

    2011-03-11

    We study the quantum stabilization of a cosmic string by a heavy fermion doublet in a reduced version of the standard model. We show that charged strings, obtained by populating fermionic bound state levels, become stable if the electroweak bosons are coupled to a fermion that is less than twice as heavy as the top quark. This result suggests that extraordinarily large fermion masses or unrealistic couplings are not required to bind a cosmic string in the standard model. Numerically we find the most favorable string profile to be a simple trough in the Higgs vacuum expectation value of radius ≈10(-18)  m. The vacuum remains stable in our model, because neutral strings are not energetically favored. PMID:21469786

  19. Thermally stable laminating resins

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    Jones, R. J.; Vaughan, R. W.; Burns, E. A.

    1972-01-01

    Improved thermally stable laminating resins were developed based on the addition-type pyrolytic polymerization. Detailed monomer and polymer synthesis and characterization studies identified formulations which facilitate press molding processing and autoclave fabrication of glass and graphite fiber reinforced composites. A specific resin formulation, termed P10P was utilized to prepare a Courtaulds HMS reinforced simulated airfoil demonstration part by an autoclave molding process.

  20. Palladium-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalyzed asymmetric synthesis of indolines through regiodivergent C(sp3)-H activation: scope and DFT study.

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    Katayev, Dmitry; Larionov, Evgeny; Nakanishi, Masafumi; Besnard, Céline; Kündig, E Peter

    2014-11-10

    Two bulky, chiral, monodentate N-heterocyclic carbene ligands were applied to palladium-catalyzed asymmetric C-H arylation to incorporate C(sp(3))-H bond activation. Racemic mixtures of the carbamate starting materials underwent regiodivergent reactions to afford different trans-2,3-substituted indolines. Although this CAr-Calkyl coupling requires high temperatures (140-160 °C), chiral induction is high. This regiodivergent reaction, when carried out with enantiopure starting materials, can lead to single structurally different enantiopure products, depending on the catalyst chirality. The C-H activation at a tertiary center was realized only in the case of a cyclopropyl group. No C-H activation takes place alpha to a tertiary center. A detailed DFT study is included and analyses of methyl versus methylene versus methine C-H activation is used to rationalize experimentally observed regio- and enantioselectivities. PMID:25262613

  1. Solid-state structure, solution-state behaviour and catalytic activity of electronically divergent C,N-chelating palladium-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes.

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    Chapman, Michael R; Lake, Benjamin R M; Pask, Christopher M; Nguyen, Bao N; Willans, Charlotte E

    2015-09-28

    A family of electronically diverse pyridyl- and picolyl-substituted imidazolium salts have been prepared and coordinated to palladium in a single step, to deliver a variety of palladium(ii)-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes. Neutral Pd(NHC)X2, cationic [Pd(NHC)2X]X and dicationic [Pd(NHC)2]X2-type complexes have been isolated and fully characterised, with single-crystal X-ray analysis revealing a variety of coordination environments around the palladium centres. The pre-formed complexes have been employed in a model Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction to yield a sterically congested tetra-ortho-substituted biaryl product, showcasing turnover numbers comparable to Pd-PEPPSI-IPr catalyst. PMID:26282010

  2. NHC carbene supported half-sandwich hydridosilyl complexes of ruthenium: the impact of supporting ligands on Si∙∙∙H interligand interactions.

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    Mai, Van Hung; Kuzmina, Lyudmila G; Churakov, Andrei V; Korobkov, Ilia; Howard, Judith A K; Nikonov, Georgii I

    2016-01-01

    Reaction of complex [CpRu(pyr)3][PF6] (3) with the NHC carbene IPr (IPr = 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) results in the NHC complex [Cp(IPr)Ru(pyr)2][PF6] (4), which was studied by NMR specroscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis. Reaction of [Cp(IPr)Ru(pyr)2][PF6] (4) with LiAlH4 leads to the trihydride Cp(IPr)RuH3 (5) characterised by spectroscopic methods. Heating compound 5 with hydrosilanes gives the dihydrido silyl derivatives Cp(IPr)RuH2(SiR3) (6). Systematic X-ray diffraction studies suggest that complexes 6 have stronger interligand Si∙∙∙H interactions than the isolobal phosphine complexes Cp(Pr3P)RuH2(SiR3). PMID:26599264

  3. The antimicrobial efficacy of sustained release silvercarbene complex-loaded l-tyrosine polyphosphate nanoparticles: Characterization, in vitro and in vivo studies

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    Hindi, Khadijah M.; Ditto, Andrew J.; Panzner, Matthew J.; Medvetz, Douglas A.; Han, Daniel S.; Hovis, Christine E.; Hilliard, Julia K.; Taylor, Jane B.; Yun, Yang H.; Cannon, Carolyn L.; Youngs, Wiley J.

    2009-01-01

    The pressing need to treat multi-drug resistant bacteria in the chronically infected lungs of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients has given rise to novel nebulized antimicrobials. We have synthesized a silvercarbene complex (SCC10) active against a variety of bacterial strains associated with CF and chronic lung infections. Our studies have demonstrated that SCC10-loaded into l-tyrosine polyphosphate nanoparticles (LTP NPs) exhibits excellent antimicrobial activity in vitro and in vivo against the CF relevant bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Encapsulation of SCC10 in LTP NPs provides sustained release of the antimicrobial over the course of several days translating into efficacious results in vivo with only two administered doses over a 72 h period. PMID:19395021

  4. Rational exploration of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) palladacycle diversity: a highly active and versatile precatalyst for Suzuki-Miyaura coupling reactions of deactivated aryl and alkyl substrates.

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    Peh, Guang-Rong; Kantchev, Eric Assen B; Er, Jun-Cheng; Ying, Jackie Y

    2010-04-01

    As less attention has been focussed on the design of highly efficient palladium precatalysts to ensure the smooth formation of the active catalyst for metal-mediated cross coupling reactions, we herein demonstrate that combining the bulky N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene (IPr) with cyclopalladated acetanilide as the optimal palladium precatalyst leads to superior catalytic activity compared with the state-of-the-art NHC-Pd catalysts. The complex was discovered through the evaluation of a small, rationally designed library of NHC-palladacycles prepared by a novel, practical and atom-economic method, the direct reaction of IPrHCl with palladacycle acetate dimers. PMID:20175159

  5. Proton-Transfer Polymerization by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Monomer and Catalyst Scopes and Mechanism for Converting Dimethacrylates into Unsaturated Polyesters.

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    Hong, Miao; Tang, Xiaoyan; Falivene, Laura; Caporaso, Lucia; Cavallo, Luigi; Chen, Eugene Y-X

    2016-02-17

    This contribution presents a full account of experimental and theoretical/computational investigations into the N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalyzed proton-transfer polymerization (HTP) that converts common dimethacrylates (DMAs) containing no protic groups into unsaturated polyesters. This new HTP proceeds through the step-growth propagation cycles via enamine intermediates, consisting of the proposed conjugate addition-proton transfer-NHC release fundamental steps. This study examines the monomer and catalyst scopes as well as the fundamental steps involved in the overall HTP mechanism. DMAs having six different types of linkages connecting the two methacrylates have been polymerized into the corresponding unsaturated polyesters. The most intriguing unsaturated polyester of the series is that based on the biomass-derived furfuryl dimethacrylate, which showed a unique self-curing ability. Four MeO- and Cl-substituted TPT (1,3,4-triphenyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-1,2,4-triazol-5-ylidene) derivatives as methanol insertion products, (Rx)TPT(MeO/H) (R = MeO, Cl; x = 2, 3), and two free carbenes (catalysts), (OMe2)TPT and (OMe3)TPT, have been synthesized, while (OMe2)TPT(MeO/H) and (OMe2)TPT have also been structurally characterized. The structure/reactivity relationship study revealed that (OMe2)TPT, being both a strong nucleophile and a good leaving group, exhibits the highest HTP activity and also produced the polyester with the highest Mn, while the Cl-substituted TPT derivatives are least active and efficient. Computational studies have provided mechanistic insights into the tail-to-tail dimerization coupling step as a suitable model for the propagation cycle of the HTP. The extensive energy profile was mapped out, and the experimentally observed unicity of the TPT-based catalysts was satisfactorily explained with the thermodynamic formation of key spirocyclic species. PMID:26779897

  6. Visible-light photoredox catalysis: selective reduction of carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide by a nickel N-heterocyclic carbene-isoquinoline complex.

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    Thoi, V Sara; Kornienko, Nikolay; Margarit, Charles G; Yang, Peidong; Chang, Christopher J

    2013-09-25

    The solar-driven reduction of carbon dioxide to value-added chemical fuels is a longstanding challenge in the fields of catalysis, energy science, and green chemistry. In order to develop effective CO2 fixation, several key considerations must be balanced, including (1) catalyst selectivity for promoting CO2 reduction over competing hydrogen generation from proton reduction, (2) visible-light harvesting that matches the solar spectrum, and (3) the use of cheap and earth-abundant catalytic components. In this report, we present the synthesis and characterization of a new family of earth-abundant nickel complexes supported by N-heterocyclic carbene-amine ligands that exhibit high selectivity and activity for the electrocatalytic and photocatalytic conversion of CO2 to CO. Systematic changes in the carbene and amine donors of the ligand have been surveyed, and [Ni((Pr)bimiq1)](2+) (1c, where (Pr)bimiq1 = bis(3-(imidazolyl)isoquinolinyl)propane) emerges as a catalyst for electrochemical reduction of CO2 with the lowest cathodic onset potential (E(cat) = -1.2 V vs SCE). Using this earth-abundant catalyst with Ir(ppy)3 (where ppy = 2-phenylpyridine) and an electron donor, we have developed a visible-light photoredox system for the catalytic conversion of CO2 to CO that proceeds with high selectivity and activity and achieves turnover numbers and turnover frequencies reaching 98,000 and 3.9 s(-1), respectively. Further studies reveal that the overall efficiency of this solar-to-fuel cycle may be limited by the formation of the active Ni catalyst and/or the chemical reduction of CO2 to CO at the reduced nickel center and provide a starting point for improved photoredox systems for sustainable carbon-neutral energy conversion. PMID:24033186

  7. Visible-Light Photoredox Catalysis: Selective Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Carbon Monoxide by a Nickel N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Isoquinoline Complex

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    Thoi, VanSara; Kornienko, Nick; Margarit, C; Yang, Peidong; Chang, Christopher

    2013-06-07

    The solar-driven reduction of carbon dioxide to value-added chemical fuels is a longstanding challenge in the fields of catalysis, energy science, and green chemistry. In order to develop effective CO2 fixation, several key considerations must be balanced, including (1) catalyst selectivity for promoting CO2 reduction over competing hydrogen generation from proton reduction, (2) visible-light harvesting that matches the solar spectrum, and (3) the use of cheap and earth-abundant catalytic components. In this report, we present the synthesis and characterization of a new family of earth-abundant nickel complexes supported by N-heterocyclic carbene amine ligands that exhibit high selectivity and activity for the electrocatalytic and photocatalytic conversion of CO2 to CO. Systematic changes in the carbene and amine donors of the ligand have been surveyed, and [Ni(Prbimiq1)]2+ (1c, where Prbimiq1 = bis(3-(imidazolyl)isoquinolinyl)propane) emerges as a catalyst for electrochemical reduction of CO2 with the lowest cathodic onset potential (Ecat = 1.2 V vs SCE). Using this earth-abundant catalyst with Ir(ppy)3 (where ppy = 2-phenylpyridine) and an electron donor, we have developed a visible-light photoredox system for the catalytic conversion of CO2 to CO that proceeds with high selectivity and activity and achieves turnover numbers and turnover frequencies reaching 98,000 and 3.9 s1, respectively. Further studies reveal that the overall efficiency of this solar-to-fuel cycle may be limited by the formation of the active Ni catalyst and/or the chemical reduction of CO2 to CO at the reduced nickel center and provide a starting point for improved photoredox systems for sustainable carbon-neutral energy conversion.

  8. Mixed N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Bis(oxazolinyl)borato Rhodium and Iridium Complexes in Photochemical and Thermal Oxidative Addition Reactions

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    Xu, Songchen; Manna, Kuntal; Ellern, Arkady; Sadow, Aaron D

    2014-12-08

    In order to facilitate oxidative addition chemistry of fac-coordinated rhodium(I) and iridium(I) compounds, carbene–bis(oxazolinyl)phenylborate proligands have been synthesized and reacted with organometallic precursors. Two proligands, PhB(OxMe2)2(ImtBuH) (H[1]; OxMe2 = 4,4-dimethyl-2-oxazoline; ImtBuH = 1-tert-butylimidazole) and PhB(OxMe2)2(ImMesH) (H[2]; ImMesH = 1-mesitylimidazole), are deprotonated with potassium benzyl to generate K[1] and K[2], and these potassium compounds serve as reagents for the synthesis of a series of rhodium and iridium complexes. Cyclooctadiene and dicarbonyl compounds {PhB(OxMe2)2ImtBu}Rh(η4-C8H12) (3), {PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes}Rh(η4-C8H12) (4), {PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes}Rh(CO)2 (5), {PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes}Ir(η4-C8H12) (6), and {PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes}Ir(CO)2 (7) are synthesized along with ToMM(η4-C8H12) (M = Rh (8); M = Ir (9); ToM = tris(4,4-dimethyl-2-oxazolinyl)phenylborate). The spectroscopic and structural properties and reactivity of this series of compounds show electronic and steric effects of substituents on the imidazole (tert-butyl vs mesityl), effects of replacing an oxazoline in ToM with a carbene donor, and the influence of the donor ligand (CO vs C8H12). The reactions of K[2] and [M(μ-Cl)(η2-C8H14)2]2 (M = Rh, Ir) provide {κ4-PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes′CH2}Rh(μ-H)(μ-Cl)Rh(η2-C8H14)2 (10) and {PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes}IrH(η3-C8H13) (11). In the former compound, a spontaneous oxidative addition of a mesityl ortho-methyl to give a mixed-valent dirhodium species is observed, while the iridium compound forms a monometallic allyl hydride. Photochemical reactions of dicarbonyl compounds 5 and 7 result in C–H bond oxidative addition providing the compounds {κ4-PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes′CH2}RhH(CO) (12) and {PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes}IrH(Ph)CO (13). In 12, oxidative addition results in cyclometalation of the mesityl ortho-methyl similar to 10, whereas the iridium compound reacts with the benzene solvent to give a rare crystallographically characterized cis-[Ir](H)(Ph) complex. Alternatively, the rhodium carbonyl 5 or iridium isocyanide {PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes}Ir(CO)CNtBu (15) reacts with PhSiH3 in the dark to form the silyl compound {PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes}RhH(SiH2Ph)CO (14) or {PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes}IrH(SiH2Ph)CNtBu (17). These examples demonstrate the enhanced thermal reactivity of {PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes}-supported iridium and rhodium carbonyl compounds in comparison to tris(oxazolinyl)borate, tris(pyrazolyl)borate, and cyclopentadienyl-supported compounds.

  9. N-heterocyclic carbene gold(I) and copper(I) complexes in C-H bond activation.

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    Gaillard, Sylvain; Cazin, Catherine S J; Nolan, Steven P

    2012-06-19

    Environmental concerns have and will continue to have a significant role in determining how chemistry is carried out. Chemists will be challenged to develop new, efficient synthetic processes that have the fewest possible steps leading to a target molecule, the goal being to decrease the amount of waste generated and reduce energy use. Along this path, chemists will need to develop highly selective reactions with atom-economical pathways producing nontoxic byproduct. In this context, C-H bond activation and functionalization is an extremely attractive method. Indeed, for most organic transformations, the presence of a reactive functionality is required. In Total Synthesis, the "protection and deprotection" approach with such reactive groups limits the overall yield of the synthesis, involves the generation of significant chemical waste, costs energy, and in the end is not as green as one would hope. In turn, if a C-H bond functionalization were possible, instead of the use of a prefunctionalized version of the said C-H bond, the number of steps in a synthesis would obviously be reduced. In this case, the C-H bond can be viewed as a dormant functional group that can be activated when necessary during the synthetic strategy. One issue increasing the challenge of such a desired reaction is selectivity. The cleavage of a C-H bond (bond dissociation requires between 85 and 105 kcal/mol) necessitates a high-energy species, which could quickly become a drawback for the control of chemo-, regio-, and stereoselectivity. Transition metal catalysts are useful reagents for surmounting this problem; they can decrease the kinetic barrier of the reaction yet retain control over selectivity. Transition metal complexes also offer important versatility in having distinct pathways that can lead to activation of the C-H bond. An oxidative addition of the metal in the C-H bond, and a base-assisted metal-carbon bond formation in which the base can be coordinated (or not) to the metal complexes are possible. These different C-H bond activation modes provide chemists with several synthetic options. In this Account, we discuss recent discoveries involving the versatile NHC-gold(I) and NHC-copper(I) hydroxide complexes (where NHC is N-heterocyclic carbene) showing interesting Brønsted basic properties for C-H bond activation or C-H bond functionalization purposes. The simple and easy synthesis of these two complexes involves their halide-bearing relatives reacting with simple alkali metal hydroxides. These complexes can react cleanly with organic compounds bearing protons with compatible pK(a) values, producing only water as byproduct. It is a very simple protocol indeed and may be sold as a C-H bond activation, although the less flashy "metalation reaction" also accurately describes the process. The synthesis of these complexes has led us to develop new organometallic chemistry and catalysis involving C-H bond activation (metalation) and subsequent C-H bond functionalization. We further highlight applications with these reactions, in areas such as photoluminescence and biological activities of NHC-gold(I) and NHC-copper(I) complexes. PMID:22166092

  10. Tris(carbene)borate ligands featuring imidazole-2-ylidene, benzimidazol-2-ylidene and 1,3,4-triazol-2-ylidene donors. Evaluation of donor properties in four-coordinate {NiNO}10 complexes

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    Muñoz, Salvador B.; Foster, Wallace K.; Lin, Hsiu-Jung; Margarit, Charles G.; Dickie, Diane A.

    2012-01-01

    The synthesis and characterization of new tris(carbene)borate ligand precursors containing substituted benzimidazol-2-ylidene and 1,3,4-triazol-2-ylidene donor groups, as well as a new tris(imidazol-2-ylidene)borate ligand precursor are reported. The relative donor strength of the tris(carbene)borate ligands have been evaluated by the position of ν(NO) in four-coordinate {NiNO}10 complexes, and follows the order: imidazol-2-ylidene > benzimidazol-2-ylidene > 1,3,4-triazol-2-ylidene. There is a large variation in ν(NO), suggesting these ligands to have a wide range of donor strengths while maintaining a consistent ligand topology. All ligands are stronger donors than Tp* and Cp*. PMID:23140462

  11. Rhodium-Catalyzed Synthesis of 4-Bromo-1,2-dihydroisoquinolines: Access to Bromonium Ylides by the Intramolecular Reaction of a Benzyl Bromide and an α-Imino Carbene.

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    He, Jun; Shi, Yinping; Cheng, Wanli; Man, Zengming; Yang, Dongdong; Li, Chuan-Ying

    2016-03-24

    Highly functionalized 4-bromo-1,2-dihydroisoquinolines were synthesized from readily available 4-(2-(bromomethyl)phenyl)-1-sulfonyl-1,2,3-triazoles. A bromonium ylide is proposed as the key intermediate, which can be formed by the intramolecular nucleophilic attack of the benzyl bromide on the α-imino rhodium carbene formed in the presence of the rhodium catalyst. PMID:26933933

  12. Marginally Stable Nuclear Burning

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    Strohmayer, Tod E.; Altamirano, D.

    2012-01-01

    Thermonuclear X-ray bursts result from unstable nuclear burning of the material accreted on neutron stars in some low mass X-ray binaries (LMXBs). Theory predicts that close to the boundary of stability oscillatory burning can occur. This marginally stable regime has so far been identified in only a small number of sources. We present Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) observations of the bursting, high- inclination LMXB 4U 1323-619 that reveal for the first time in this source the signature of marginally stable burning. The source was observed during two successive RXTE orbits for approximately 5 ksec beginning at 10:14:01 UTC on March 28, 2011. Significant mHz quasi- periodic oscillations (QPO) at a frequency of 8.1 mHz are detected for approximately 1600 s from the beginning of the observation until the occurrence of a thermonuclear X-ray burst at 10:42:22 UTC. The mHz oscillations are not detected following the X-ray burst. The average fractional rms amplitude of the mHz QPOs is 6.4% (3 - 20 keV), and the amplitude increases to about 8% below 10 keV.This phenomenology is strikingly similar to that seen in the LMXB 4U 1636-53. Indeed, the frequency of the mHz QPOs in 4U 1323-619 prior to the X-ray burst is very similar to the transition frequency between mHz QPO and bursts found in 4U 1636-53 by Altamirano et al. (2008). These results strongly suggest that the observed QPOs in 4U 1323-619 are, like those in 4U 1636-53, due to marginally stable nuclear burning. We also explore the dependence of the energy spectrum on the oscillation phase, and we place the present observations within the context of the spectral evolution of the accretion-powered flux from the source.

  13. Economic Impact of Stable Flies

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    A dynamic model was created to estimate the economic impact of stable flies on livestock production. Based upon a nationwide average of 10 stable flies per animal for 3 months per year, the model estimates the impact of stable flies to be $543 million to the dairy industry, $1.34 billion to pasture ...

  14. Bi-stable optical actuator

    DOEpatents

    Holdener, Fred R.; Boyd, Robert D.

    2000-01-01

    The present invention is a bi-stable optical actuator device that is depowered in both stable positions. A bearing is used to transfer motion and smoothly transition from one state to another. The optical actuator device may be maintained in a stable position either by gravity or a restraining device.

  15. Stable local oscillator microcircuit.

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    Brocato, Robert Wesley

    2006-10-01

    This report gives a description of the development of a Stable Local Oscillator (StaLO) Microcircuit. The StaLO accepts a 100MHz input signal and produces output signals at 1.2, 3.3, and 3.6 GHz. The circuit is built as a multi-chip module (MCM), since it makes use of integrated circuit technologies in silicon and lithium niobate as well as discrete passive components. The StaLO uses a comb generator followed by surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters. The comb generator creates a set of harmonic components of the 100MHz input signal. The SAW filters are narrow bandpass filters that are used to select the desired component and reject all others. The resulting circuit has very low sideband power levels and low phase noise (both less than -40dBc) that is limited primarily by the phase noise level of the input signal.

  16. Stable superstring relics

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    Chang, S.; Coriano, C.; Faraggi, A.E. |

    1996-05-15

    The authors investigate the cosmological constraints on exotic stable matter states which arise in realistic free fermionic superstring models. These states appear in the superstring models due to a ``Wilson-line`` breaking of the unifying non-Abelian gauge symmetry. In the models that they consider the unifying SO(10) gauge symmetry is broken at the string level to SO(6) x SO(4), SU(5) x U(1) or SU(3) x SU(2) x U(1). The exotic matter states are classified according to the patterns of the SO(10) symmetry breaking. In SO(6) x XO(4) and SU(5) x U(1) type models one obtains fractionally charged states with Q{sub e.m.} = {+-}1/2. In SU(3) x SU(2) x U(1) type models one also obtains states with the regular charges under the Standard Model gauge group but with ``fractional`` charges under the U(1){sub z{prime}} symmetry. These states include down-like color triplets and electroweak doublets, as well as states which are Standard Model singlets. By analyzing the renormalizable and nonrenormalizable terms of the superpotential in a specific superstring model, the authors show that these exotic states can be stable. They investigate the cosmological constraints on the masses and relic density of the exotic states. They propose that, while the abundance and the masses of the fractionally charged states are highly constrained, the Standard Model-like states, and in particular the Standard Model singlet, are good dark matter candidates.

  17. Stable Anisotropic Materials.

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    Li, Yijing; Barbic, Jernej

    2015-10-01

    The Finite Element Method (FEM) is commonly used to simulate isotropic deformable objects in computer graphics. Several applications (wood, plants, muscles) require modeling the directional dependence of the material elastic properties in three orthogonal directions. We investigate linear orthotropic materials, a special class of linear anisotropic materials where the shear stresses are decoupled from normal stresses, as well as general linear (non-orthotropic) anisotropic materials. Orthotropic materials generalize transversely isotropic materials, by exhibiting different stiffness in three orthogonal directions. Orthotropic materials are, however, parameterized by nine values that are difficult to tune in practice, as poorly adjusted settings easily lead to simulation instabilities. We present a user-friendly approach to setting these parameters that is guaranteed to be stable. Our approach is intuitive as it extends the familiar intuition known from isotropic materials. Similarly to linear orthotropic materials, we also derive a stability condition for a subset of general linear anisotropic materials, and give intuitive approaches to tuning them. In order to simulate large deformations, we augment linear corotational FEM simulations with our orthotropic and general anisotropic materials. PMID:26340037

  18. Stable face representations

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    Jenkins, Rob; Burton, A. Mike

    2011-01-01

    Photographs are often used to establish the identity of an individual or to verify that they are who they claim to be. Yet, recent research shows that it is surprisingly difficult to match a photo to a face. Neither humans nor machines can perform this task reliably. Although human perceivers are good at matching familiar faces, performance with unfamiliar faces is strikingly poor. The situation is no better for automatic face recognition systems. In practical settings, automatic systems have been consistently disappointing. In this review, we suggest that failure to distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar face processing has led to unrealistic expectations about face identification in applied settings. We also argue that a photograph is not necessarily a reliable indicator of facial appearance, and develop our proposal that summary statistics can provide more stable face representations. In particular, we show that image averaging stabilizes facial appearance by diluting aspects of the image that vary between snapshots of the same person. We review evidence that the resulting images can outperform photographs in both behavioural experiments and computer simulations, and outline promising directions for future research. PMID:21536553

  19. Synthesis and reactivity of cationic triruthenium clusters derived from 2-methyl- and 4-methylpyrimidines: from conventional cyclometalated ligands to novel types of N-heterocyclic carbenes.

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    Cabeza, Javier A; García-Álvarez, Pablo; Pérez-Carreño, Enrique; Pruneda, Vanessa

    2013-03-01

    The methylation of the uncoordinated nitrogen atom of the cyclometalated triruthenium cluster complexes [Ru(3)(μ-H)(μ-κ(2)N(1),C(6)-2-Mepyr)(CO)(10)] (1; 2-MepyrH = 2-methylpyrimidine) and [Ru(3)(μ-H)(μ-κ(2)N(1),C(6)-4-Mepyr)(CO)(10)] (9; 4-MepyrH = 4-methylpyrimidine) gives two similar cationic complexes, [Ru(3)(μ-H)(μ-κ(2)N(1),C(6)-2,3-Me(2)pyr)(CO)(10)](+) (2(+)) and [Ru(3)(μ-H)(μ-κ(2)N(1),C(6)-3,4-Me(2) pyr)(CO)(10)](+) (9(+)), respectively, whose heterocyclic ligands belong to a novel type of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) that have the C(carbene) atom in 6-position of a pyrimidine framework. The position of the C-methyl group in the ligands of complexes 2(+) (on C(2)) and 9(+) (on C(4)) is of key importance for the outcome of their reactions with K[N(SiMe(3))(2)], K-selectride, and cobaltocene. Although these reagents react with 2(+) to give [Ru(3)(μ-H)(μ-κ(2)N(1),C(6)-2-CH(2)-3-Mepyr)(CO)(10)] (3; deprotonation of the C(2)-Me group), [Ru(3)(μ-H)(μ(3)-κ(3)N(1),C(5),C(6)-4-H-2,3-Me(2)pyr)(CO)(9)] (4; hydride addition at C(4)), and [Ru(6)(μ-H)(2){μ(6)-κ(6) N(1),N(1'),C(5),C(5'),C(6),C(6')-4,4'-bis(2,3-Me(2)pyr)}(CO)(18)] (5; reductive dimerization at C(4)), respectively, similar reactions with 9(+) have only allowed the isolation of [Ru(3)(μ-H)(μ(3)-κ(2)N(1),C(6)-2-H-3,4-Me(2)pyr)(CO)(9)] (11; hydride addition at C(2)). Compounds 3 and 11 also contain novel six-membered ring NHC ligands. Theoretical studies have established that the deprotonation of 2(+) and 9(+) (that have ligand-based LUMOs) are charge-controlled processes and that both the composition of the LUMOs of these cationic complexes and the steric protection of their ligand ring atoms govern the regioselectivity of their nucleophilic addition and reduction reactions. PMID:23335264

  20. Stable isotope laser spectroscopy

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    Becker, J. F.; Yaldaei, Ramil; Mckay, Christopher P.

    1989-01-01

    Recent advances in semiconductor laser technology have produced a reliable lightweight device ideally suited for a spacecraft high resolution molecular spectrometer. Lead-salt tunable diode lasers (TDL) emit in several spectral modes, each with a very narrow linewidth of -0.0003/cm. This spectral resolution is much narrower than typical Doppler broadened molecular linewidths in the mid-IR range. Thus it is possible to detect individual rotational lines within the vibrational band and measure their intensity, which can be used to determine gas concentration. The narrow spectral lines of any impurity gas tend to lie between the narrow lines of the gas of interest. This represents a major advantage over the accepted gas chromatograph mass spectrometer (GCMS) technique for measuring gas concentrations and isotope ratios. The careful and extensive gas purification procedures required to remove impurities for reliable GCMS measurements will not be required for an IR laser gas analysis. The infrared laser gas analysis technique is being developed to measure stable isotopic ratios of gases such as CO2, CH4, N2O, and NH3. This will eventually lead to development of instruments capable of in situ istopic measurements on planets such as Mars. The carbon (C-12, C-13) isotope ratio is indicative of the type of carbon fixation mechanisms (e.g., photosynthesis, respiration) in operation on a planet, while the nitrogen (N-14, N-15) isotope ratio can probably be used to date nitrogen-bearing Martian samples. The absorbance ratio of two adjacent lines of CO2 in the 2300/cm (4.3 micron) region of the spectrum was measured. The precision of the measurement is presently better than 1 percent and significant improvement is anticipated as rapid sweep-integration techniques and computer controlled data acquistion capabilities are incorporated.

  1. Stable isotope laser spectroscopy

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    Becker, J. F.; Yaldaei, Ramil; McKay, Christopher P.

    1989-03-01

    Recent advances in semiconductor laser technology have produced a reliable lightweight device ideally suited for a spacecraft high resolution molecular spectrometer. Lead-salt tunable diode lasers (TDL) emit in several spectral modes, each with a very narrow linewidth of -0.0003/cm. This spectral resolution is much narrower than typical Doppler broadened molecular linewidths in the mid-IR range. Thus it is possible to detect individual rotational lines within the vibrational band and measure their intensity, which can be used to determine gas concentration. The narrow spectral lines of any impurity gas tend to lie between the narrow lines of the gas of interest. This represents a major advantage over the accepted gas chromatograph mass spectrometer (GCMS) technique for measuring gas concentrations and isotope ratios. The careful and extensive gas purification procedures required to remove impurities for reliable GCMS measurements will not be required for an IR laser gas analysis. The infrared laser gas analysis technique is being developed to measure stable isotopic ratios of gases such as CO2, CH4, N2O, and NH3. This will eventually lead to development of instruments capable of in situ istopic measurements on planets such as Mars. The carbon (C-12, C-13) isotope ratio is indicative of the type of carbon fixation mechanisms (e.g., photosynthesis, respiration) in operation on a planet, while the nitrogen (N-14, N-15) isotope ratio can probably be used to date nitrogen-bearing Martian samples. The absorbance ratio of two adjacent lines of CO2 in the 2300/cm (4.3 micron) region of the spectrum was measured. The precision of the measurement is presently better than 1 percent and significant improvement is anticipated as rapid sweep-integration techniques and computer controlled data acquistion capabilities are incorporated.

  2. N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalyzed Ring Opening Polymerization of ?-Caprolactone with and without Alcohol Initiators: Insights from Theory and Experiment.

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    Jones, Gavin O; Chang, Young A; Horn, Hans W; Acharya, Ashwin K; Rice, Julia E; Hedrick, James L; Waymouth, Robert M

    2015-04-30

    Computational investigations with density functional theory (DFT) have been performed on the N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) catalyzed ring-opening polymerization of ?-caprolactone in the presence and in the absence of a methanol initiator. Much like the zwitterionic ring opening (ZROP) of ?-valerolactone which was previously reported, calculations predict that the mechanism of the ZROP of caprolactone that occurs without an alcohol present involves a high-barrier step involving ring opening of the zwitterionic tetrahedral intermediate formed after the initial nucleophilic attack of NHC on caprolactone. However, the operative mechanism by which caprolactone is polymerized in the presence of an alcohol initiator does not involve the analogous mechanism involving initial nucleophilic attack by the organocatalytic NHC. Instead, the NHC activates the alcohol through hydrogen bonding and promotes nucleophilic attack and the subsequent ring-opening steps that occur during polymerization. The largest free energy barrier for the hydrogen-bonding mechanism in alcohol involves nucleophilic attack, while that for both ZROP processes involves ring opening of the initially formed zwitterionic tetrahedral intermediate. The DFT calculations predict that the rate of polymerization in the presence of alcohol is faster than the reaction performed without an alcohol initiator; this prediction has been validated by experimental kinetic studies. PMID:25848823

  3. Human colon cancer targeted pro-apoptotic, anti-metastatic and cytostatic effects of binuclear Silver(I)-N-Heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes.

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    Asif, Muhammad; Iqbal, Muhammad Adnan; Hussein, Mouayed A; Oon, Chern Ein; Haque, Rosenani A; Khadeer Ahamed, Mohamed B; Abdul Majid, Aman Shah; Abdul Majid, Amin Malik Shah

    2016-01-27

    The current mechanistic study was conducted to explore the effects of increased lipophilicity of binuclear silver(I)-NHC complexes on cytotoxicity. Two new silver(I)-N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) complexes (3 and 4), having lypophilic terminal alkyl chains (Octyl and Decyl), were derived from meta-xylyl linked bis-benzimidazolium salts (1 and 2). Each of the synthesized compounds was characterized by microanalysis and spectroscopic techniques. The complexes were tested for their cytotoxicity against a panel of human cancer c as well normal cell lines using MTT assay. Based on MTT assay results, complex 4 was found to be selectively toxic towards human colorectal carcinoma cell line (HCT 116). Complex 4 was further studied in detail to explore the mechanism of cell death and findings of the study revealed that complex 4 has promising pro-apoptotic and anti-metastatic activities against HCT 116 cells. Furthermore, it showed pronounced cytostatic effects in HCT 116 multicellular spheroid model. Hence, binuclear silver(I)-NHC complexes with longer terminal aliphatic chains have worth to be further studied against human colon cancer for the purpose of drug development. PMID:26649905

  4. A large perturbation on electronic and photophysical properties of Ir(III) carbene complexes caused by the variation of N-substitution in N,N‧-heteroaromatic ligands

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    Liu, Yuqi; Si, Yanling; Wang, Ying; Wu, Zhijian

    2014-08-01

    DFT/TDDFT investigation was performed on the electronic and photophysical properties of blue-emitting Ir(III) carbene complexes (fpmi)3-xIr(N^N‧)x (x = 1, 2) [fpmi = 1-(4-fluorophenyl)-3-methylimidazolin-2-ylidene-C,C2‧, N^N‧ = 2-(1H-pyrazol-5-yl)pyridinato (1a(x = 1)/1a‧(x = 2)); 2-(1H-imidazol-5-yl)pyridinato (1b/1b‧); 2-(1H-imidazol-2-yl)pyridinato (1c/1c‧); 2-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-5-yl)pyridinato (2a/2a‧); 2-(1H-1,2,3-triazol-5-yl)pyridinato (2b/2b‧); 2-(4H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)pyridinato (2c/2c‧)]. The absorption intensities and band positions are obviously affected by the variation of N substitution in N^N‧ ligand. The emission properties show an apparent dependence on the solvent effects, and the N^N‧ ligand plays an important role in governing the emissive state. The pyrazolyl-pyridyl-based N^N‧ ligand is considered to be more beneficial for blue OLEDs emitters.

  5. Alkali-Metal-Mediated Magnesiations of an N-Heterocyclic Carbene: Normal, Abnormal, and "Paranormal" Reactivity in a Single Tritopic Molecule.

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    Martínez-Martínez, Antonio J; Fuentes, M Ángeles; Hernán-Gómez, Alberto; Hevia, Eva; Kennedy, Alan R; Mulvey, Robert E; O'Hara, Charles T

    2015-11-16

    Herein the sodium alkylmagnesium amide [Na4 Mg2 (TMP)6 (nBu)2 ] (TMP=2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidide), a template base as its deprotonating action is dictated primarily by its 12 atom ring structure, is studied with the common N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) IPr [1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene]. Remarkably, magnesiation of IPr occurs at the para-position of an aryl substituent, sodiation occurs at the abnormal C4 position, and a dative bond occurs between normal C2 and sodium, all within a 20 atom ring structure accommodating two IPr(2-) . Studies with different K/Mg and Na/Mg bimetallic bases led to two other magnesiated NHC structures containing two or three IPr(-) monoanions bound to Mg through abnormal C4 sites. Synergistic in that magnesiation can only work through alkali-metal mediation, these reactions add magnesium to the small cartel of metals capable of directly metalating a NHC. PMID:26417985

  6. Stepwise strategy to cyclometallated Pt(II) complexes with N-heterocyclic carbene ligands: a luminescence study on new ?-diketonate complexes.

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    Fuertes, Sara; Garca, Hector; Perlvarez, Mariano; Hertog, Wim; Carreras, Josep; Sicilia, Violeta

    2015-01-19

    The imidazolium salt 3-methyl-1-(naphthalen-2-yl)-1H-imidazolium iodide (2) has been treated with silver(I) oxide and [{Pt(?-Cl)(?(3)-2-Me-C3H4)}2] (?(3)-2-Me-C3H4 = ?(3)-2-methylallyl) to give the intermediate N-heterocyclic carbene complex [PtCl(?(3)-2-Me-C3H4)(HCC*-?C*)] (3) (HCC*-?C* = 3-methyl-1-(naphthalen-2-yl)-1H-imidazol-2-ylidene). Compound 3 undergoes regiospecific cyclometallation at the naphthyl ring of the NHC ligand to give the five-membered platinacycle compound [{Pt(?-Cl)(CC*)}2] (4). Chlorine abstraction from 4 with ?-diketonate Tl derivatives rendered the corresponding neutral compounds [Pt(CC*)(L-O,O')] {L = acac (HL = acetylacetone) 5, phacac (HL = 1,3-diphenyl-1,3-propanedione) 6, hfacac (HL = hexafluoroacetylacetone) 7}. All of the compounds (3-7) were fully characterized by standard spectroscopic and analytical methods. X-ray diffraction studies were performed on 5-7, revealing short Pt-Pt and ?-? interactions in the solid-state structure. The influence of the R-substituents of the ?-diketonate ligand on the photophysical properties and the use of the most efficient emitter, 5, as phosphor converter has also been studied. PMID:25412763

  7. From the parent phosphinidene-carbene adduct NHC[double bond, length as m-dash]PH to cationic P4-rings and P2-cycloaddition products.

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    Beil, Andreas; Gilliard, Robert J; Grützmacher, Hansjörg

    2016-02-01

    Reactions of the parent phosphinidene-carbene adduct (Dipp)NHC[double bond, length as m-dash]PH with chlorophosphanes are reported herein. The obtained (Dipp)NHC-substituted chlorodiphosphanes, (Dipp)NHC[double bond, length as m-dash]P-PClR, and the formation of their cationic derivatives, [(Dipp)NHC-P[double bond, length as m-dash]PR](+), were also explored. Depending on the steric demand of their substituents, these cations were found to be monomeric [(Dipp)NHC-PP-N(i)Pr2][GaCl4] or to dimerise to cyclotetraphosphanes [(Dipp)NHC-PP-R]2[GaCl4]2 (R = Ph, NMe2). For R = NMe2, this dication is the first isolated example of a tetrasubstituted all-σ(3) cyclotetraphosphane. Finally, the hetero-Diels-Alder reactivity of these cations was studied with 2,3-dimethylbuta-1,3-diene and cyclopentadiene, resulting in the isolation of a number of cationic 1,2-diphosphinanes. PMID:26400646

  8. Stable Black Families. Final Report.

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    Gary, Lawrence E.; And Others

    This document is the final report of a study conducted to determine what factors contribute to strong Black family life and how these strong families solve problems, in order to add to the knowledge base on stable families so as to enhance practical intervention with families in need, and to identify models of self-help strategies used by stable

  9. Comproportionation of cationic and anionic tungsten complexes having an N-heterocyclic carbene ligand to give the isolable 17-electron tungsten radical CpW(CO)2(IMes)(•).

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    Roberts, John A S; Franz, James A; van der Eide, Edwin F; Walter, Eric D; Petersen, Jeffrey L; DuBois, Daniel L; Bullock, R Morris

    2011-09-21

    A series consisting of a tungsten anion, radical, and cation, supported by the N-heterocyclic carbene 1,3-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene (IMes) and spanning formal oxidation states W(0), W(I), and W(II), has been synthesized, isolated, and characterized. Reaction of the hydride CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)H with KH and 18-crown-6 gives the tungsten anion [CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)](-)[K(18-crown-6)](+). Electrochemical oxidation of [CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)](-) in MeCN (0.2 M (n)Bu(4)N(+)PF(6)(-)) is fully reversible (E(1/2) = -1.65 V vs Cp(2)Fe(+•/0)) at all scan rates, indicating that CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)(•) is a persistent radical. Hydride transfer from CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)H to Ph(3)C(+)PF(6)(-) in MeCN affords [cis-CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)(MeCN)](+)PF(6)(-). Comproportionation of [CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)](-) with [CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)(MeCN)](+) gives the 17-electron tungsten radical CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)(•). This complex shows paramagnetically shifted resonances in the (1)H NMR spectrum and has been characterized by IR spectroscopy, low-temperature EPR spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)(•) is stable with respect to disproportionation and dimerization. NMR studies of degenerate electron transfer between CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)(•) and [CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)](-) are reported. DFT calculations were carried out on CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)H, as well as on related complexes bearing NHC ligands with N,N' substituents Me (CpW(CO)(2)(IMe)H) or H (CpW(CO)(2)(IH)H) to compare to the experimentally studied IMes complexes with mesityl substituents. These calculations reveal that W-H homolytic bond dissociation energies (BDEs) decrease with increasing steric bulk of the NHC ligand, from 67 to 64 to 63 kcal mol(-1) for CpW(CO)(2)(IH)H, CpW(CO)(2)(IMe)H, and CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)H, respectively. The calculated spin density at W for CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)(•) is 0.63. The W radicals CpW(CO)(2)(IMe)(•) and CpW(CO)(2)(IH)(•) are calculated to form weak W-W bonds. The weakly bonded complexes [CpW(CO)(2)(IMe)](2) and [CpW(CO)(2)(IH)](2) are predicted to have W-W BDEs of 6 and 18 kcal mol(-1), respectively, and to dissociate readily to the W-centered radicals CpW(CO)(2)(IMe)(•) and CpW(CO)(2)(IH)(•). PMID:21786753

  10. Comproportionation of Cationic and Anionic Tungsten Complexes Having an N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand to Give the Isolable 17-Electron Tungsten Radical, CpW(CO)2(IMes)•

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    Roberts, John A.; Franz, James A.; van der Eide, Edwin F.; Walter, Eric D.; Petersen, Jeffrey L.; DuBois, Daniel L.; Bullock, R. Morris

    2011-09-21

    A series consisting of a tungsten anion, radical and cation, supported by the N-heterocyclic carbene IMes (1,3-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) and spanning formal oxidation states W(0), W(I) and W(II), has been synthesized, isolated, and characterized. Reaction of the hydride CpW(CO)2(IMes)H with KH and 18 crown 6 gives the tungsten anion [CpW(CO)2(IMes)]-[K(18 crown 6)]+. The crystal structure of this complex shows that the K+ interacts not only with the oxygen atoms in the crown ether, but also with the carbonyl oxygens. The electrochemical oxidation of [CpW(CO)2(IMes)]- in acetonitrile is fully reversible (E½ = −1.65 V vs Cp2Fe+•/0) at all scan rates, indicating that CpW(CO)2(IMes)• is a persistent radical. Hydride transfer from CpW(CO)2(IMes)H to Ph3C+PF6 affords [cis-CpW(CO)2(IMes)(MeCN)]+PF6 . Comproportionation of [CpW(CO)2(IMes)]- with [CpW(CO)2(IMes)(MeCN)]+ gives the 17-electron tungsten radical CpW(CO)2(IMes)•. This complex shows paramagnetically shifted resonances in 1H NMR spectra and has been characterized by IR spectroscopy, low-temperature EPR spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. CpW(CO)2(IMes)• is very stable with respect to disproportionation and dimerization. NMR studies of degenerate electron transfer between CpW(CO)2(IMes)• and [CpW(CO)2(IMes)]- are reported. DFT calculations were carried out on CpW(CO)2(IMes)H, as well as on related complexes bearing NHC ligands with N,N´ substituents Me [CpW(CO)2(IMe)H] or H [CpW(CO)2(IH)H] to compare to the experimentally studied IMes complexes with mesityl substituents. These calculations reveal W H homolytic bond dissociation energies (BDEs) to decrease with increasing steric bulk of the NHC ligand, from 67 for CpW(CO)2(IH)H to 64 for CpW(CO)2(IMe)H to 63 kcal/mol for CpW(CO)2(IMes)H. The calculated spin density at W for CpW(CO)2(IMes)• is 0.63. The W radicals CpW(CO)2(IMe)• and CpW(CO)2(IH)• are calculated to form weak W W bonds. The weakly bonded complexes [CpW(CO)2(IMe)]2 and [CpW(CO)2(IH)]2, are predicted to have W-W BDEs of 6 and 18 kcal/mol, respectively, and to dissociate readily to the W-centered radicals CpW(CO)2(IMe)• and CpW(CO)2(IH)•. This work was supported by the US Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences' Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences Division. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for the US Department of Energy.

  11. Tempered stable Lvy motion driven by stable subordinator

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    Gajda, Janusz; Wy?oma?ska, Agnieszka

    2013-08-01

    In this article we propose a new model for financial data description. Combining two independent mechanisms, namely the tempered stable process and inverse stable subordinator, we obtain a new model which captures not only the tempered stable character of the underlying data but also such a property as periods in which the values of an asset stay on the same level. Moreover, we classify our system to the family of subdiffusive processes and investigate its tail behavior. We describe in detail testing and estimation procedures for the proposed model. In the last step we calibrate our model to the real data.

  12. Synthesis and behavior of novel sulfonated water-soluble N-heterocyclic carbene (η(4)-diene) platinum(0) complexes.

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    Ruiz-Varilla, Andrea M; Baquero, Edwin A; Silbestri, Gustavo F; Gonzalez-Arellano, Camino; de Jesús, Ernesto; Flores, Juan C

    2015-11-14

    A series of water-soluble (NHC)Pt(0)(dvtms) and (NHC)Pt(0)(AE) complexes containing different sulfonated NHC ligands (dvtms = divinyltetramethyldisiloxane and AE = diallyl ether) are reported. The dvtms compounds have been found to be quite robust and to display some conformational rigidity, whereas their AE counterparts are less stable and more flexible. The catalytic evaluation of these complexes in the hydrosilylation of alkynes in water revealed no benefits in favor of the complexes containing the more labile spectator diene (AE), and a fairly regular catalytic behavior for all complexes that restricts the location of the sulfonate group to the proximity of the metal site. PMID:26346995

  13. Stable Spheromaks with Profile Control

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    Fowler, T K; Jayakumar, R

    2008-01-29

    A spheromak equilibrium with zero edge current is shown to be stable to both ideal MHD and tearing modes that normally produce Taylor relaxation in gun-injected spheromaks. This stable equilibrium differs from the stable Taylor state in that the current density j falls to zero at the wall. Estimates indicate that this current profile could be sustained by non-inductive current drive at acceptable power levels. Stability is determined using the NIMROD code for linear stability analysis. Non-linear NIMROD calculations with non-inductive current drive could point the way to improved fusion reactors.

  14. Highly convenient amine-free sonogashira coupling in air in a polar mixed aqueous medium by trans- and cis-[(NHC)2PdX2] (X=Cl, Br) complexes of N/O-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbenes.

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    Ray, Lipika; Barman, Samir; Shaikh, Mobin M; Ghosh, Prasenjit

    2008-01-01

    Two new trans- and cis-[(NHC)(2)PdX(2)] (X=Cl, Br) complexes of N/O-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbenes employed in a highly convenient amine-free Sonogashira cross-coupling reaction in air in a polar mixed aqueous medium are reported. Specifically, the trans-[{1-benzyl-3-(3,3-dimethyl-2-oxobutyl)imidazol-2-ylidene}(2)PdBr(2)] (3) and cis-[{1-benzyl-3-(N-tert-butylacetamido)imidazol-2-ylidene}(2)PdCl(2)] (4) complexes effectively catalyzed the Sonogashira cross-coupling reaction of aryl iodides with substituted acetylenes in air in a mixed solvent (DMF/H(2)O, 3:1 v/v) under amine-free conditions. Interestingly, these trans- and cis-[(NHC)(2)PdX(2)] (X=Cl, Br) complexes, with two N-heterocyclic carbene ligands, exhibited superior activity compared with the now popular PEPPSI (pyridine enhanced precatalyst preparation, stabilization and initiation)-themed analogues, trans-[(NHC)Pd(pyridine)X(2)] (X=Cl, Br), 3 a and 4 a, with one N-heterocyclic carbene ligand and a "throw away" pyridine ligand in a trans disposition to each other. The higher activities of 3 and 4 compared with PEPPSI analogues 3 a and 4 a are attributed to more-electron-rich metal centers, as revealed by DFT studies, in the former complexes and is in concurrence with a more electron-rich metal center being effective in facilitating the oxidative addition of aryl halide, often a rate-determining step in palladium-mediated cross-coupling reactions. Complexes 3 and 4 were prepared from the corresponding silver analogues by transmetalation with [(cod)PdCl(2)], whereas the corresponding PEPPSI analogues 3 a and 4 a were obtained directly from the imidazolium halide salts by reaction with PdCl(2) in pyridine in the presence of K(2)CO(3) as base. PMID:18563770

  15. Stable Multibubble Sonoluminescence Bubble Patterns

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    Posakony, Gerald J.; Greenwood, Lawrence R.; Ahmed, Salahuddin

    2006-06-30

    Multibubble standing wave patterns can be generated from a flat piezoceramic transducer element propagating into water. By adding a second transducer positioned at 90 degrees from the transducer generating the standing wave, a 3-dimensional volume of stable single bubbles can be established. Further, the addition of the second transducer stabilizes the bubble pattern so that individual bubbles may be studied. The size of the bubbles and the separation of the standing waves depend on the frequency of operation. Two transducers, operating at frequencies above 500 kHz, provided the most graphic results for the configuration used in this study. At these frequencies stable bubbles exhibit a bright sonoluminescence pattern. Whereas stable SBSL is well-known, stable MBSL has not been previously reported. This paper includes discussions of the acoustic responses, standing wave patterns, and pictorial results of the separation of individual bubble of sonoluminescence in a multibubble sonoluminescence environment.

  16. Shelf-Stable Food Safety

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    ... Forms FSIS United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service About FSIS District Offices Careers ... JSR 286) Actions ${title} Loading... Shelf-Stable Food Safety Ever since man was a hunter-gatherer, he ...

  17. Earthquakes in Stable Continental Crust.

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    Johnston, Arch C.; Kanter, Lisa R.

    1990-01-01

    Discussed are some of the reasons for earthquakes which occur in stable crust away from familiar zones at the ends of tectonic plates. Crust stability and the reactivation of old faults are described using examples from India and Australia. (CW)

  18. Distributed Weighted Stable Marriage Problem

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    Amira, Nir; Giladi, Ran; Lotker, Zvi

    The Stable Matching problem was introduced by Gale and Shapley in 1962. The input for the stable matching problem is a complete bipartite K n,n graph together with a ranking for each node. Its output is a matching that does not contain a blocking pair, where a blocking pair is a pair of elements that are not matched together but rank each other higher than they rank their current mates. In this work we study the Distributed Weighted Stable Matching problem. The input to the Weighted Stable Matching problem is a complete bipartite K n,n graph and a weight function W. The ranking of each node is determined by W, i.e. node v prefers node u 1 over node u 2 if W((v,u 1)) > W((v, u 2)). Using this ranking we can solve the original Stable Matching problem. We consider two different communication models: the billboard model and the full distributed model. In the billboard model, we assume that there is a public billboard and each participant can write one message on it in each time step. In the distributed model, we assume that each node can send O(logn) bits on each edge of the K n,n . In the billboard model we prove a somewhat surprising tight bound: any algorithm that solves the Stable Matching problem requires at least n - 1 rounds. We provide an algorithm that meets this bound. In the distributed communication model we provide an algorithm named intermediation agencies algorithm, in short (IAA), that solves the Distributed Weighted Stable Marriage problem in O(sqrt{n}) rounds. This is the first sub-linear distributed algorithm that solves some subcase of the general Stable Marriage problem.

  19. Accessing a Biologically Relevant Benzofuran Skeleton by a One-Pot Tandem Heck Alkynylation/Cyclization Reaction Using Well-Defined Palladium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes.

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    Kumar, Anuj; Gangwar, Manoj Kumar; Prakasham, A P; Mhatre, Darshan; Kalita, Alok Ch; Ghosh, Prasenjit

    2016-03-21

    Well-defined palladium N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes were employed in the one-pot tandem Heck alkynylation/cyclization sequence for preparing biologically relevant benzofuran compounds under copper-free conditions in a time-efficient step-reduced fashion. In particular, a series of binuclear palladium complexes, 1b-1e and 2b-2e, of the alkyl-bridged NHC ligands, namely, {1,1'-di-R1-4,4'-R2-di-1,2,4-triazoline-5,5'-diylid-2-ene] (R1 = i-Pr; R2 = -(CH2)2-, -(CH2)3-), and their mononuclear analogues, trans-(NHC)PdBr2(pyridine) (3b) and cis-(NHC)PdBr2(PPh3) (3c), successfully catalyzed the one-pot tandem Heck alkynylation/cyclization reaction of 2-iodophenol with a variety of terminal alkyne substrates, yielding 2-substituted benzofuran derivatives. The mononuclear complexes 3b and 3c were nearly half as active as the representative dinuclear analogue 1c under analogous reaction conditions, thereby implying that, at the same mole percent of the palladium loading, the monometallic 3b and 3c and the bimetallic 1c complexes were equally effective as catalysts. The two sites of the bimetallic complex 1c performed as two separate independent catalytic sites, displaying no cooperativity effect in the catalysis. Finally, the practical utility of the aforementioned catalysts was demonstrated for a representative catalyst 1c through the convenient synthesis of a key intermediate, 3-[2-(benzo[d][1,3]dioxol-5-yl)-7-methoxybenzofuran-5-yl]propan-1-ol, in a total-synthesis protocol of the natural product Egonol. PMID:26928799

  20. Luminescent Iridium(III) Complexes Supported by N-Heterocyclic Carbene-based C^C^C-Pincer Ligands and Aromatic Diimines

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    Chung, Lai-Hon; Lo, Hoi-Shing; Ng, Sze-Wing; Ma, Dik-Lung; Leung, Chung-Hang; Wong, Chun-Yuen

    2015-01-01

    Iridium(III) hydrido complexes containing N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-based pincer ligand 1,3-bis(1-butylimidazolin-2-ylidene)phenyl anion (C1^C^C1) or 1,3-bis(3-butylbenzimidazolin-2-ylidene)phenyl anion (C2^C^C2) and aromatic diimine (2,2′-bipyridine (bpy), 1,10-phenanthroline (phen), 4,4′-dimethyl-2,2′-bipyridine (Me2bpy), or dipyrido-[3,2-f:2′,3′-h]-quinoxaline (dpq)) in the form of [Ir(C^C^C)(N^N)(H)]+ have been prepared. Crystal structures for these complexes show that the Ir–CNHC distances are 2.043(5)–2.056(5) Å. The hydride chemical shifts for complexes bearing C1^C^C1 (−20.6 to −20.3 ppm) are more upfield than those with C2^C^C2 (−19.5 and −19.2 ppm), revealing that C1^C^C1 is a better electron donor than C2^C^C2. Spectroscopic comparisons and time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) calculations suggest that the lowest-energy electronic transition associated with these complexes (λ = 340–530 nm (ε ≤ 103 dm3 mol−1 cm−1)) originate from a dπ(IrIII) → π*(N^N) metal-to-ligand charge transfer transition, where the dπ(IrIII) level contain significant contribution from the C^C^C ligands. All these complexes are emissive in the yellow-spectral region (553–604 nm in CH3CN and CH2Cl2) upon photo-excitation with quantum yields of 10−3–10−1. PMID:26487542

  1. Synthesis and Characterization of Amphiphilic Cyclic Diblock Copolypeptoids from N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Mediated Zwitterionic Polymerization of N-Substituted N-carboxyanhydride

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    Lee, Chang-Uk; Smart, Thomas P.; Guo, Li; Epps, Thomas H.; Zhang, Donghui

    2011-01-01

    N-Heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-mediated ring-opening polymerization of N-decylN-carboxylanhydride monomer (De-NCA) has been shown to occur in a controlled manner, yielding cyclic poly(N-decyl-glycine)s (c-PNDGs) with polymer molecular weights (MW) between 4.8 and 31 kgmol?1 and narrow molecular weight distributions (PDI < 1.15). The reaction exhibits pseudo-first order kinetics with respect to monomer concentration. The polymer MW increases linearly with conversion, consistent with a living polymerization. ESI MS and SEC analysesconfirm the cyclic architectures of the forming polymers. DSC and WAXS studies reveal that the c-PNDG homopolymers are highly crystalline with two prominent first order transitions at 7279C (Tm,1) and 166177C (Tm,2), which have been attributed to the side chain and main chain melting respectively. A series of amphiphilic cyclic diblock copolypeptoids [i.e.,poly(N-methyl-glycine)-b-poly(N-decyl-glycine) (c-PNMG-b-PNDG)] with variable molecular weight and composition was synthesized by sequential NHC-mediated polymerization of the corresponding N-methyl N-carboxyanhydride (Me-NCA) and De-NCA monomers. 1H NMR analysis reveals that adjusting the initial monomer to NHC molar ratio can readily control the block copolymer chain length and composition. Time-lapsed light scattering and cryogenic transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM) analysis of c-PNDG-b-PNMG samples revealed that the amphiphilic cyclic block copolypeptoids self-assemble into spherical micelles that reorganize into micron-long cylindrical micelles with uniform diameter in room temperature methanol over the course of several days. An identical morphological transition has also been noted for the linear analogs, which occurs more rapidly than for the cyclic copolypeptoids. We tentatively attribute this difference to the different crystallization kinetics of the solvophobic block (i.e., PNDG) in the cyclic and linear block copolypeptoids. PMID:22247571

  2. Luminescent Iridium(III) Complexes Supported by N-Heterocyclic Carbene-based C^C^C-Pincer Ligands and Aromatic Diimines

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    Chung, Lai-Hon; Lo, Hoi-Shing; Ng, Sze-Wing; Ma, Dik-Lung; Leung, Chung-Hang; Wong, Chun-Yuen

    2015-10-01

    Iridium(III) hydrido complexes containing N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-based pincer ligand 1,3-bis(1-butylimidazolin-2-ylidene)phenyl anion (C1^C^C1) or 1,3-bis(3-butylbenzimidazolin-2-ylidene)phenyl anion (C2^C^C2) and aromatic diimine (2,2‧-bipyridine (bpy), 1,10-phenanthroline (phen), 4,4‧-dimethyl-2,2‧-bipyridine (Me2bpy), or dipyrido-[3,2-f:2‧,3‧-h]-quinoxaline (dpq)) in the form of [Ir(C^C^C)(N^N)(H)]+ have been prepared. Crystal structures for these complexes show that the Ir-CNHC distances are 2.043(5)-2.056(5) Å. The hydride chemical shifts for complexes bearing C1^C^C1 (-20.6 to -20.3 ppm) are more upfield than those with C2^C^C2 (-19.5 and -19.2 ppm), revealing that C1^C^C1 is a better electron donor than C2^C^C2. Spectroscopic comparisons and time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) calculations suggest that the lowest-energy electronic transition associated with these complexes (λ = 340-530 nm (ɛ ≤ 103 dm3 mol-1 cm-1)) originate from a dπ(IrIII) → π*(N^N) metal-to-ligand charge transfer transition, where the dπ(IrIII) level contain significant contribution from the C^C^C ligands. All these complexes are emissive in the yellow-spectral region (553-604 nm in CH3CN and CH2Cl2) upon photo-excitation with quantum yields of 10-3-10-1.

  3. Bis-N-Heterocyclic Carbene Palladium(IV) Tetrachloride Complexes: Synthesis, Reactivity and Mechanisms of Direct Chlorinations and Oxidations of Organic Substrates

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    McCall, A. Scott; Wang, Hongwang; Desper, John M.; Kraft, Stefan

    2014-01-01

    This paper describes the preparation and isolation of novel octahedral CH2-bridged bis-(N-heterocyclic carbene)palladium(IV) tetrachlorides of the general formula LPdIVCl4 [L = (NHC)CH2(NHC)] from LPdIICl2 and Cl2. In intermolecular, non-chelation controlled transformations LPdIVCl4 reacted with alkenes and alkynes to 1,2-dichlorination adducts. Aromatic, benzylic, and aliphatic CH-bonds were converted into C-Cl bonds. Detailed mechanistic investigations in the dichlorinations of alkenes were conducted on the 18VE PdIV-complex. Positive solvent effects as well as kinetic measurements probing the impact of cyclohexene- and chloride concentrations on the rate of alkene chlorination, support a PdIV-Cl ionization in the first step. Product stereochemistry and product distributions from various alkenes also support Cl+-transfer from the pentacoordinated PdIV-intermediate LPdIVCl3+ to olefins. 1-hexene/3-hexene competition experiments rule out both the formation of π-complexes along the reaction coordinate as well as in situ generated Cl2 from a reductive elimination process. Instead, a ligand-mediated direct Cl+-transfer from LPdIVCl3+ to the π-system is likely to occur. Similarly, C-H bond chlorinations proceed via an electrophilic process with in situ formed LPdIVCl3+. The presence of a large excess of added Cl− slows down cyclohexene chlorination while the presence of stoichiometric amounts of chloride accelerates both PdIV-Cl ionization and Cl+-transfer from LPdIVCl3+. 1H NMR titrations, T1 relaxation time measurements, binding isotherms and Job plot analysis point to the formation of a trifurcated Cl−…H-C bond in the NHC-ligand periphery as a supramolecular cause for the accelerated chemical events involving the metal center. PMID:21247150

  4. Palladium complexes of abnormal N-heterocyclic carbenes as precatalysts for the much preferred Cu-free and amine-free Sonogashira coupling in air in a mixed-aqueous medium.

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    John, Alex; Shaikh, Mobin M; Ghosh, Prasenjit

    2009-12-21

    A series of new PEPPSI (Pyridine Enhanced Precatalyst Preparation Stabilization and Initiation) themed precatalysts of abnormal N-heterocyclic carbenes for the highly desirable Cu-free and amine-free Sonogashira coupling in air in a mixed-aqueous medium is reported. Specifically, the PEPPSI themed (NHC)PdI2(pyridine) type precatalysts, 1b-4b, efficiently carried out the highly convenient Cu-free and amine-free Sonogashira coupling of aryl bromides and iodides with terminal acetylenes in air in a mixed aqueous medium. Complexes, 1b-4b, were synthesized by the direct reaction of the corresponding imidazo[1,2-a]pyridinium iodide salts, 1a-4a, with PdCl2 in pyridine in the presence of K2CO3 as a base while the imidazo[1,2-a]pyridinium iodide salts, 1a-4a, were in turn synthesized by the alkylation reactions of the respective imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine derivatives with alkyl iodides. The density functional theory (DFT) studies revealed that these imidazol-3-ylidene[1,2-a]pyridine derived abnormal carbenes are strongly sigma-donating and consequently significantly weaken the catalytically important labile trans pyridine ligand in 1b-4b. PMID:20023883

  5. Stable Degeneracies for Ising Models

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    Knauf, Andreas

    2016-02-01

    We introduce and consider the notion of stable degeneracies of translation invariant energy functions, taken at spin configurations of a finite Ising model. By this term we mean the lack of injectivity that cannot be lifted by changing the interaction. We show that besides the symmetry-induced degeneracies, related to spin flip, translation and reflection, there exist additional stable degeneracies, due to more subtle symmetries. One such symmetry is the one of the Singer group of a finite projective plane. Others are described by combinatorial relations akin to trace identities. Our results resemble traits of the length spectrum for closed geodesics on a Riemannian surface of constant negative curvature. There, stable degeneracy is defined w.r.t. Teichmüller space as parameter space.

  6. Multi-stable cylindrical lattices

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    Pirrera, Alberto; Lachenal, Xavier; Daynes, Stephen; Weaver, Paul M.; Chenchiah, Isaac V.

    2013-11-01

    We present a cylindrical lattice structure that mimics the behaviour of the virus bacteriophage T4 in having two (or more) stable states which differ in their radii and length. While the virus achieves bistability through molecular mechanisms we use composite materials to exploit the interplay between pre-stress, material properties and structural geometry. We demonstrate (computationally) that multi-stability is a robust phenomenon. We also show (analytically) that it is possible to choose the design variables so that the energy is independent of the radius, thus resulting in every state of the structure being stable.

  7. Is the Tsallis entropy stable?

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    Lutsko, J. F.; Boon, J. P.; Grosfils, P.

    2009-05-01

    The question of whether the Tsallis entropy is Lesche-stable is revisited. It is argued that when physical averages are computed with the escort probabilities, the correct application of the concept of Lesche-stability requires use of the escort probabilities. As a consequence, as shown here, the Tsallis entropy is unstable but the thermodynamic averages are stable. We further show that Lesche stability as well as thermodynamic stability can be obtained if the homogeneous entropy is used as the basis of the formulation of non-extensive thermodynamics. In this approach, the escort distribution arises naturally as a secondary structure.

  8. Metal Stable Isotopes in Paleoceanography

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    Anbar, Ariel D.; Rouxel, Olivier

    2007-05-01

    Considered esoteric only a few years ago, research into the stable isotope geochemistry of transition metals is moving into the geoscience mainstream. Although initial attention focused on the potential use of some of these nontraditional isotope systems as biosignatures, they are now emerging as powerful paleoceanographic proxies. In particular, the Fe and Mo isotope systems are providing information about changes in oxygenation and metal cycling in ancient oceans. Zn, Cu, Tl, and a number of other metals and metalloids also show promise. Here we review the basis of stable isotope fractionation as it applies to these elements, analytical considerations, and the current status and future prospects of this rapidly developing research area.

  9. Bayesian stable isotope mixing models

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    In this paper we review recent advances in Stable Isotope Mixing Models (SIMMs) and place them into an over-arching Bayesian statistical framework which allows for several useful extensions. SIMMs are used to quantify the proportional contributions of various sources to a mixtur...

  10. Synthesis of thermally stable polymers

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    Butler, G. B.

    1978-01-01

    The reaction of bis triazo linediones with divinyl esters and substituted styrenes was investigated. Twenty new polymers were derived via reaction of two previously synthesized bis triazol linediones and four new bis atriazol linediones with eight styrenes. The structure and polymer properties of these thermally stable polymers was examined. The reaction of triazo linediones with enol esters was also considered.

  11. Stable interactions via proper deformations

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    Kaparulin, D. S.; Lyakhovich, S. L.; Sharapov, A. A.

    2016-04-01

    A new method is proposed for switching on interactions that are compatible with global symmetries and conservation laws of the original free theory. The method is applied to the control of stability in Lagrangian and non-Lagrangian theories with higher derivatives. By way of illustration, a wide class of stable interactions is constructed for the Pais-Uhlenbeck oscillator.

  12. Stable continuous-time autoregressive process driven by stable subordinator

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    Wyłomańska, Agnieszka; Gajda, Janusz

    2016-02-01

    In this paper we examine the continuous-time autoregressive moving average process driven by α-stable Lévy motion delayed by inverse stable subordinator. This process can be applied to high-frequency data with visible jumps and so-called "trapping-events". Those properties are often visible in financial time series but also in amorphous semiconductors, technical data describing the rotational speed of a machine working under various load regimes or data related to indoor air quality. We concentrate on the main characteristics of the examined subordinated process expressed in the language of the measures of dependence which are main tools used in statistical investigation of real data. However, because the analyzed system is based on the α-stable distribution therefore we cannot consider here the correlation (or covariance) as a main measure which indicates at the dependence inside the process. In the paper we examine the codifference, the more general measure of dependence defined for wide class of processes. Moreover we present the simulation procedure of the considered system and indicate how to estimate its parameters. The theoretical results we illustrate by the simulated data analysis.

  13. Organocatalytic conjugate-addition polymerization of linear and cyclic acrylic monomers by N-heterocyclic carbenes: mechanisms of chain initiation, propagation, and termination.

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    Zhang, Yuetao; Schmitt, Meghan; Falivene, Laura; Caporaso, Lucia; Cavallo, Luigi; Chen, Eugene Y-X

    2013-11-27

    This contribution presents a full account of experimental and theoretical/computational investigations into the mechanisms of chain initiation, propagation, and termination of the recently discovered N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-mediated organocatalytic conjugate-addition polymerization of acrylic monomers. The current study specifically focuses on three commonly used NHCs of vastly different nucleophilicity, 1,3-di-tert-butylimidazolin-2-ylidene (I(t)Bu), 1,3-dimesitylimidazolin-2-ylidene (IMes), and 1,3,4-triphenyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-1,2,4-triazol-5-ylidene (TPT), and two representative acrylic monomers, the linear methyl methacrylate (MMA) and its cyclic analog, biomass-derived renewable γ-methyl-α-methylene-γ-butyrolactone (MMBL). For MMA, there exhibits an exquisite selectivity of the NHC structure for the three types of reactions it promotes: enamine formation (single-monomer addition) by IMes, dimerization (tail-to-tail) by TPT, and polymerization by I(t)Bu. For MMBL, all three NHCs promote no dimerization but polymerization, with the polymerization activity being highly sensitive to the NHC structure and the solvent polarity. Thus, I(t)Bu is the most active catalyst of the series and converts quantitatively 1000-3000 equiv of MMBL in 1 min or 10,000 equiv in 5 min at room temperature to MMBL-based bioplastics with a narrow range of molecular weights of M(n) = 70-85 kg/mol, regardless of the [MMBL]/[I(t)Bu] ratio employed. The I(t)Bu-catalyzed MMBL polymerization reaches an exceptionally high turnover frequency up to 122 s(-1) and a high initiator efficiency value up to 1600%. Unique chain-termination mechanisms have been revealed, accounting for the production of relative high-molecular-weight linear polymers and the catalytic nature of this NHC-mediated conjugate-addition polymerization. Computational studies have provided mechanistic insights into reactivity and selectivity between two competing pathways for each NHC-monomer zwitterionic adduct, namely enamine formation/dimerization through proton transfer vs polymerization through conjugate addition, and mapped out extensive energy profiles for chain initiation, propagation, and termination steps, thereby satisfactorily explaining the experimental observations. PMID:24245532

  14. Addition of Small Electrophiles to N-Heterocyclic-Carbene-Stabilized Disilicon(0): A Revisit of the Isolobal Concept in Low-Valent Silicon Chemistry.

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    Arz, Marius I; Straßmann, Martin; Geiß, Daniel; Schnakenburg, Gregor; Filippou, Alexander C

    2016-04-01

    Protonation and alkylation of (Idipp)Si═Si(Idipp) (1) afforded the mixed-valent disilicon(I)-borates [(Idipp)(R)Si(II)═Si(0)(Idipp)][B(Ar(F))4] (1R[B(Ar(F))4]; R = H, Me, Et; Ar(F) = C6H3-3,5-(CF3)2; Idipp = C[N(C6H3-2,6-iPr2)CH]2) as red to orange colored, highly air-sensitive solids, which were characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, IR spectroscopy and multinuclear NMR spectroscopy. Dynamic NMR studies in solution revealed a degenerate isomerization (topomerization) of the "σ-bonded" tautomers of 1H[B(Ar(F))4], which proceeds according to quantum chemical calculations via a NHC-stabilized (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene) disilahydronium ion ("π-bonded" isomer) and is reminiscent of the degenerate rearrangement of carbenium ions formed upon protonation of olefins. The topomerization of 1H[B(Ar(F))4] provides the first example of a reversible 1,2-H migration along a Si═Si bond observed in a molecular system. In contrast, 1Me[B(Ar(F))4] adopts a "rigid" structure in solution due to the higher energy required for the interconversion of the "σ-bonded" isomer into a putative NHC-stabilized disilamethonium ion. Addition of alkali metal borates to 1 afforded the alkali metal disilicon(0) borates 1M[BAr4] (M = Li, Ar = C6F5; M = Na, Ar = Ar(F)) as brown, air-sensitive solids. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses and NMR spectroscopic studies of 1M[BAr4] suggest in concert with quantum chemical calculations that encapsulation of the alkali metal cations in the cavity of 1 predominantly occurs via electrostatic cation-π interactions with the Si═Si π-bond and the peripheral NHC aryl rings. Displacement of the [Si(NHC)] fragments by the isolobal fragments [PR] and [SiR](-) interrelates the cations [(NHC)(R)Si═Si(NHC)](+) to a series of familiar, multiply bonded Si and P compounds as verified by analyses of their electronic structures. PMID:26978031

  15. Complexes of an anionic gallium(I) N-heterocyclic carbene analogue with group 14 element(II) fragments: synthetic, structural and theoretical studies.

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    Green, Shaun P; Jones, Cameron; Lippert, Kai-Alexander; Mills, David P; Stasch, Andreas

    2006-09-01

    The reactions of the anionic gallium(I) N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) analogue, [K(tmeda)][:Ga{[N(Ar)C(H)]2}], Ar = C6H3Pri2-2,6, with the heavier group 14 alkene analogues, R2E=ER2, E = Ge or Sn, R = -CH(SiMe3)2, have been carried out. In 2:1 stoichiometries, these lead to the ionic [K(tmeda)][R2EGa{[N(Ar)C(H)]2}] complexes which exhibit long E-Ga bonds. The nature of these bonds has been probed by DFT calculations, and the complexes have been compared to neutral NHC adducts of group 14 dialkyls. The 4:1 reaction of [K(tmeda)][:Ga{[N(Ar)C(H)]2}] with R2Sn=SnR2 leads to the digallyl stannate complex, [K(tmeda)][RSn[Ga{[N(Ar)C(H)]2}]2], presumably via elimination of KR. In contrast, the reaction of the gallium heterocycle with PbR2 affords the digallane4, [Ga{[N(Ar)C(H)]2}]2, via an oxidative coupling reaction. For sake of comparison, the reactions of [K(tmeda)][:Ga{[N(Ar)C(H)]2}] with Ar'2E=EAr'2, E = Ge, Sn or Pb, Ar' = C6H2Pri3-2,4,6, were carried out and led to either no reaction (E = Ge), the formation of [K(tmeda)][Ar'2SnGa{[N(Ar)C(H)]2}] (E = Sn), or the gallium(III) heterocycle, [Ar'Ga{[N(Ar)C(H)]2}] (E = Pb). Salt elimination reactions between [K(tmeda)][:Ga{[N(Ar)C(H)]2}] and the guanidinato group 14 complexes [(Giso)ECl], E = Ge or Sn, Giso = [Pri2NC{N(Ar)}2]-, gave the neutral [(Giso)EGa{[N(Ar)C(H)]2}] complexes. All complexes have been characterized by NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallographic studies. PMID:16933925

  16. Spin-spin contributions to the zero-field splitting tensor in organic triplets, carbenes and biradicals-a density functional and ab initio study.

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    Sinnecker, Sebastian; Neese, Frank

    2006-11-01

    An evaluation study for the direct dipolar electron spin-spin (SS) contribution to the zero-field splitting (ZFS) tensor in electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy is presented. Calculations were performed on a wide variety of organic systems where the SS contribution to the ZFS dominates over the second-order spin-orbit coupling (SOC) contribution. Calculations were performed using (hybrid) density functional theory (DFT), as well as complete active space self-consistent field (CASSCF) wave functions. In the former case, our implementation is an approximation, because we use the two-particle reduced spin-density matrix of the noninteracting reference system. In the latter case, the SS contribution is approximated by a mean-field method which, nevertheless, gives accurate results, compared to the approximation free computation of the SS part in a CASSCF framework. For the case of the triplet dioxygen molecule, it was shown that restricted open-shell density functional theory (RODFT), as well as CASSCF, can provide accurate spin-spin couplings while spin-unrestricted DFT leads to much larger errors. Furthermore, 15 organic radicals, including several 1,3 and 1,5 diradicals, dinitroxide biradicals, and even a chlorophyll a model system, were examined as test cases to demonstrate the accuracy and efficiency of our approach within a DFT framework. Accurate D values with root-mean-square deviations of 0.0035 cm(-1) were obtained. Furthermore, all trends, including those due to substituent effects, were correctly reproduced. In a different set of calculations, the polyacenes benzene, naphthalene, anthracene, and tetracene were studied. Applying DFT, the absolute D values were noticeably underestimated, but it was possible to correctly reproduce the trend to smaller D values with larger size of the systems. Finally, it was demonstrated that our approach is also well-suited for the study of carbenes. The smaller organic radicals of this work were also studied, through the use of CASSCF wave functions. This was a special advantage in the case of the triplet polyacenes, where the CASSCF approach gave better results than the DFT method. In comparing spin-restricted and spin-unrestricted results, it was shown through a natural orbital analysis and comparison to high-level ab initio calculations that even small amounts of spin polarization introduced by the unrestricted calculations lead to large deviations between the unrestricted Kohn-Sham (UKS) and restricted open-shell Kohn-Sham (ROKS) approaches. It is challenging to understand why the ROKS results show much better correlation with the experimental data. PMID:17078624

  17. Stable isotope research pool inventory

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    Not Available

    1985-02-01

    This report contains a listing of electromagnetically separated stable isotopes which are available at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for distribution for non-destructive research use on a loan basis. This inventory includes all samples of stable isotopes in the Research Materials Collection and does not designate whether a sample is out on loan or is in reprocessing. For some of the high abundance naturally occurring isotopes, larger amounts can be made available; for example, /sup 40/Ca and /sup 56/Fe. All request for the loan of samples should be submitted with a summary of the purpose of the loan to: Isotope Distribution Office, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box X, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831. Requests from non-DOE contractors and from foreign institutions require DOE approval.

  18. Phase stable rf transport system

    SciTech Connect

    Curtin, M.T.; Natter, E.F.; Denney, P.M.

    1991-02-19

    This invention is comprised of an RF transport system which delivers a phase-stable RF signal to a load, such as an RF cavity of a charged particle accelerator. A circuit generates a calibration signal at an odd multiple frequency of the RF signal where the calibration signal is superimposed with the RF signal on a common cable that connects the RF signal with the load. Signal isolating diplexers are located at both the RF signal source end and load end of the common cable to enable the calibration to be inserted and extracted from the cable signals without any affect on the RF signal. Any phase shift in the calibration signal during traverse of the common cable is then functionally related to the phase shift in the RF signal. The calibration phase shift is used to control a phase shifter for the RF signal to maintain a stable RF signal at the load.

  19. Phase stable RF transport system

    DOEpatents

    Curtin, Michael T.; Natter, Eckard F.; Denney, Peter M.

    1992-01-01

    An RF transport system delivers a phase-stable RF signal to a load, such as an RF cavity of a charged particle accelerator. A circuit generates a calibration signal at an odd multiple frequency of the RF signal where the calibration signal is superimposed with the RF signal on a common cable that connects the RF signal with the load. Signal isolating diplexers are located at both the RF signal source end and load end of the common cable to enable the calibration to be inserted and extracted from the cable signals without any affect on the RF signal. Any phase shift in the calibration signal during traverse of the common cable is then functionally related to the phase shift in the RF signal. The calibration phase shift is used to control a phase shifter for the RF signal to maintain a stable RF signal at the load.

  20. Advanced Thermally Stable Jet Fuels

    SciTech Connect

    A. Boehman; C. Song; H. H. Schobert; M. M. Coleman; P. G. Hatcher; S. Eser

    1998-01-01

    The Penn State program in advanced thermally stable jet fuels has five components: 1) development of mechanisms of degradation and solids formation; 2) quantitative measurement of growth of sub-micrometer and micrometer-sized particles during thermal stressing; 3) characterization of carbonaceous deposits by various instrumental and microscopic methods; 4) elucidation of the role of additives in retarding the formation of carbonaceous solids; and 5) assessment of the potential of producing high yields of cycloalkanes and hydroaromatics from coal.

  1. LP based approach to optimal stable matchings

    SciTech Connect

    Teo, Chung-Piaw; Sethuraman, J.

    1997-06-01

    We study the classical stable marriage and stable roommates problems using a polyhedral approach. We propose a new LP formulation for the stable roommates problem. This formulation is non-empty if and only if the underlying roommates problem has a stable matching. Furthermore, for certain special weight functions on the edges, we construct a 2-approximation algorithm for the optimal stable roommates problem. Our technique uses a crucial geometry of the fractional solutions in this formulation. For the stable marriage problem, we show that a related geometry allows us to express any fractional solution in the stable marriage polytope as convex combination of stable marriage solutions. This leads to a genuinely simple proof of the integrality of the stable marriage polytope. Based on these ideas, we devise a heuristic to solve the optimal stable roommates problem. The heuristic combines the power of rounding and cutting-plane methods. We present some computational results based on preliminary implementations of this heuristic.

  2. Dispersal polymorphism in stable habitats.

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    Kisdi, Eva

    2016-03-01

    In fragmented but temporally stable landscapes, kin competition selects for dispersal when habitat patches are small, whereas the loss of dispersal is favoured when dispersal is costly and local populations are large enough for kin interactions to be negligible. In heterogeneous landscapes with both small and large patches, contrasting levels of kin competition facilitate the coexistence of low-dispersal and high-dispersal strategies. In this paper, I use both adaptive dynamics and inclusive fitness to analyse the evolution of dispersal in a simple model assuming that each patch supports either a single individual or a large population. With this assumption, many results can be obtained analytically. If the fraction of individuals living in small patches is below a threshold, then evolutionary branching yields two coexisting dispersal strategies. An attracting and evolutionarily stable dimorphism always exists (also when the monomorphic population does not have a branching point), and contains a strategy with zero dispersal and a strategy with dispersal probability between one half and the ESS of the classic Hamilton-May model. The present model features surprisingly rich population dynamics with multiple equilibria and unprotected dimorphisms, but the evolutionarily stable dimorphism is always protected. PMID:26739375

  3. How Stable Is Stable? Function versus Community Composition

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    Fernández, Ana; Huang, Suiying; Seston, Sherry; Xing, Jian; Hickey, Robert; Criddle, Craig; Tiedje, James

    1999-01-01

    The microbial community dynamics of a functionally stable, well-mixed, methanogenic reactor fed with glucose were analyzed over a 605-day period. The reactor maintained constant pH and chemical oxygen demand removal during this period. Thirty-six rrn clones from each of seven sampling events were analyzed by amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis (ARDRA) for the Bacteria and Archaea domains and by sequence analysis of dominant members of the community. Operational taxonomic units (OTUs), distinguished as unique ARDRA patterns, showed reproducible distribution for three sample replicates. The highest diversity was observed in the Bacteria domain. The 16S ribosomal DNA Bacteria clone library contained 75 OTUs, with the dominant OTU accounting for 13% of the total clones, but just 21 Archaea OTUs were found, and the most prominent OTU represented 50% of the clones from the respective library. Succession in methanogenic populations was observed, and two periods were distinguished: in the first, Methanobacterium formicicum was dominant, and in the second, Methanosarcina mazei and a Methanobacterium bryantii-related organism were dominant. Higher variability in Bacteria populations was detected, and the temporal OTU distribution suggested a chaotic pattern. Although dominant OTUs were constantly replaced from one sampling point to the next, phylogenetic analysis indicated that inferred physiologic changes in the community were not as dramatic as were genetic changes. Seven of eight dominant OTUs during the first period clustered with the spirochete group, although a cyclic pattern of substitution occurred among members within this order. A more flexible community structure characterized the second period, since a sequential replacement of a Eubacterium-related organism by an unrelated deep-branched organism and finally by a Propionibacterium-like species was observed. Metabolic differences among the dominant fermenters detected suggest that changes in carbon and electron flow occurred during the stable performance and indicate that an extremely dynamic community can maintain a stable ecosystem function. PMID:10427068

  4. H-D exchange in metal carbene complexes: Structure of cluster (μ-H)(μ-OCD3)Os3(CO)9{:C(CD3)NC2H8O}

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    Savkov, Boris; Maksakov, Vladimir; Kuratieva, Natalia

    2015-10-01

    X-ray and spectroscopic data for the new complex (μ-H)(μ-OCH3)Os3(CO)9{:C(CD3)NC2H8O} (2) obtained in the reaction of the (μ-H)(μ-Cl)Os3(CO)9{:C(CH3)NC2H8O} (1) with NaOCD3 in CD3OD solution are reported. It is shown that cluster 1 has the property of CH-acidity inherent of Fisher type carbenes. This had demonstrated using hydrogen deuterium exchange reaction in the presence of a strong base. Bridging chlorine to metoxide ligand substitution takes place during the reaction. The molecular structure of 2 is compared with known analogues.

  5. Concerted Amidation of Activated Esters: Reaction Path and Origins of Selectivity in the Kinetic Resolution of Cyclic Amines via N-Heterocyclic Carbenes and Hydroxamic Acid Cocatalyzed Acyl Transfer

    PubMed Central

    2015-01-01

    The N-heterocyclic carbene and hydroxamic acid cocatalyzed kinetic resolution of cyclic amines generates enantioenriched amines and amides with selectivity factors up to 127. In this report, a quantum mechanical study of the reaction mechanism indicates that the selectivity-determining aminolysis step occurs via a novel concerted pathway in which the hydroxamic acid plays a key role in directing proton transfer from the incoming amine. This modality was found to be general in amide bond formation from a number of activated esters including those generated from HOBt and HOAt, reagents that are broadly used in peptide coupling. For the kinetic resolution, the proposed model accurately predicts the faster reacting enantiomer. A breakdown of the steric and electronic control elements shows that a gearing effect in the transition state is responsible for the observed selectivity. PMID:25050843

  6. Water-soluble IrIII N-heterocyclic carbene based catalysts for the reduction of CO2 to formate by transfer hydrogenation and the deuteration of aryl amines in water.

    PubMed

    Azua, Arturo; Sanz, Sergio; Peris, Eduardo

    2011-03-28

    Two new water-soluble [IrI(2)(AcO)(bis-NHC)] complexes (NHC=N-heterocyclic carbene) incorporating a sulfonate functionality have been synthesized. The two complexes have been tested in the reduction of CO(2) with H(2) and iPrOH, and their activity has been compared with similar species without the sulfonate moiety. In both reactions, the complex with the two abnormally bound NHCs shows the best catalytic efficiencies, due to the higher ?-electron-donor character of the ligand. Remarkably, the activities obtained for the reduction of CO(2) under the transfer hydrogenation conditions are the best reported to date in terms of TON value (max. TON=2700). The two new complexes have also shown very good activity in the selective deuteration of arylamines, a process that is known to proceed through a chelate assisted N-directed process. PMID:21365699

  7. Concerted amidation of activated esters: reaction path and origins of selectivity in the kinetic resolution of cyclic amines via N-heterocyclic carbenes and hydroxamic acid cocatalyzed acyl transfer.

    PubMed

    Allen, Scott E; Hsieh, Sheng-Ying; Gutierrez, Osvaldo; Bode, Jeffrey W; Kozlowski, Marisa C

    2014-08-20

    The N-heterocyclic carbene and hydroxamic acid cocatalyzed kinetic resolution of cyclic amines generates enantioenriched amines and amides with selectivity factors up to 127. In this report, a quantum mechanical study of the reaction mechanism indicates that the selectivity-determining aminolysis step occurs via a novel concerted pathway in which the hydroxamic acid plays a key role in directing proton transfer from the incoming amine. This modality was found to be general in amide bond formation from a number of activated esters including those generated from HOBt and HOAt, reagents that are broadly used in peptide coupling. For the kinetic resolution, the proposed model accurately predicts the faster reacting enantiomer. A breakdown of the steric and electronic control elements shows that a gearing effect in the transition state is responsible for the observed selectivity. PMID:25050843

  8. Mammalian stable expression of biotherapeutics.

    PubMed

    Jostock, Thomas; Knopf, Hans-Peter

    2012-01-01

    Many therapeutically relevant proteins, like IgG antibodies, are highly complex, multimeric glycoproteins that are difficult to express in microbial systems and thus usually produced in mammalian host cells. During the past two decades, stable mammalian expression technologies have made huge progress resulting in highly increased speed of cell line development and yield of manufacturing processes. Here, we give an overview of technologies that are applied at different stages of state-of-the-art cell line development processes for biomanufacturing. PMID:22735957

  9. Stable transfection of Acanthamoeba castellanii.

    PubMed

    Peng, Zhihua; Omaruddin, Romaica; Bateman, Erik

    2005-03-22

    A simple method for stable transfection of Acanthamoeba castellanii using plasmids which confer resistance to neomycin G418 is described. Expression of neomycin phosphotransferase is driven by the Acanthamoeba TBP gene promoter, and can be monitored by cell growth in the presence of neomycin G418 or by Western blot analysis. Transfected cells can be passaged in the same manner as control cells and can be induced to differentiate into cysts, in which form they maintain resistance to neomycin G418 for at least several weeks, although expression of neomycin phosphotransferase is repressed during encystment. Expression of EGFP or an HA-tagged EGFP-TBP fusion can be driven from the same plasmid, using an additional copy of the Acanthamoeba TBP gene promoter or a deletion mutant. The TBP-EGFP fusion is localized to the nucleus, except in a small proportion of presumptive pre-mitotic cells. EGFP expression can also be driven by the cyst-specific CSP21 gene promoter, which is completely repressed in growing cells but strongly induced in differentiating cells. Transfected cells maintain their phenotype for several weeks, even in the absence of neomycin G418, suggesting that transfected genes are stably integrated within the genome. These results demonstrate the utility of the neomycin resistance based plasmids for stable transfection of Acanthamoeba, and may assist a number of investigations. PMID:15777844

  10. Facile Thermal W-W Bond Homolysis in the N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Containing Tungsten Dimer [CpW(CO)2(IMe)]2

    SciTech Connect

    van der Eide, Edwin F.; Liu, Tianbiao L.; Camaioni, Donald M.; Walter, Eric D.; Bullock, R. Morris

    2012-03-05

    The thermal W-W bond homolysis in [CpW(CO)2(IMe)]2 (IMe = 1,3-dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene) was investigated and was found to occur to a large extent compared to other tungsten dimers such as [CpW(CO)3]2. CpW(CO)2(IMe)H was prepared by heating a solution of [IMeH]+[CpW(CO)2(PMe3)]−, and exists in solution as a mixture of interconverting cis and trans isomers. The carbene rotation in CpW(CO)2(IMe)H was explored by DFT calculations, and low enthalpic barriers (< 3.5 kcal mol−1) are predicted. CpW(CO)2(IMe)H has pKaMeCN = 31.5(3) and deprotonation with KH gives K+[CpW(CO)2(IMe)]− (• MeCN). Hydride abstraction from CpW(CO)2(IMe)H with Ph3C+PF6− in the presence of a coordinating ligand L (MeCN or THF) gives [CpW(CO)2(IMe)(L)]+PF6−. Electrochemical measurements on the anion [CpW(CO)2(IMe)]− in MeCN, together with digital simulations, give an E1/2 of −1.54(2) V vs Cp2Fe+/0 for the [CpW(CO)2(IMe)]•/− couple. A thermochemical cycle provides the solution bond dissociation free energy of the W-H bond of CpW(CO)2(IMe)H as 61.3(6) kcal mol−1. In the electrochemical oxidation of [CpW(CO)2(IMe)]−, reversible dimerization of the electrogenerated radical CpW(CO)2(IMe)• occurs, and digital simulation provides kinetic and thermodynamic parameters for the monomer-dimer equilibrium: kdimerization ~ 2.5  104 M−1 s−1, khomolysis ~ 0.5 s−1 (i.e., Kdim ~ 5  104 M−1). Reduction of [CpW(CO)2(IMe)(MeCN)]+PF6− with cobaltocene gives the dimer [CpW(CO)2(IMe)]2, which in solution exists as a mixture of anti and gauche rotomers. As expected from the electrochemical experiments, the dimer is in equilibrium with detectable amounts of CpW(CO)2(IMe)•. This species was observed by IR spectroscopy, and its presence in solution is also in accordance with the observed reactivity toward 2,6-di-tert-butyl-1,4-benzoquinone, chloroform and dihydrogen. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Biosciences and Geosciences. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is a multiprogram national laboratory operated for DOE by Battelle. The EPR studies were performed at EMSL, a national scientific user facility sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

  11. Mixture of Skewed α-Stable Distributions

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    Shojaei, S. R. Hosseini; Nassiri, V.; Mohammadian, Gh. R.; Mohammadpour, A.

    2011-03-01

    Expectation maximization (EM) algorithm and the Bayesian techniques are two approaches for statistical inference of mixture models [3, 4]. By noting the advantages of the Bayesian methods, practitioners prefer them. However, implementing Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms can be very complicated for stable distributions, due to the non-analytic density or distribution function formulas. In this paper, we introduce a new class of mixture of heavy-tailed distributions, called mixture of skewed stable distributions. Skewed stable distributions belongs to the exponential family and they have analytic density representation. It is shown that skewed stable distributions dominate skew stable distribution functions and they can be used to model heavy-tailed data. The class of skewed stable distributions has an analytic representation for its density function and the Bayesian inference can be done similar to the exponential family of distributions. Finally, mixture of skewed stable distributions are compared to the mixture of stable distributions through a simulations study.

  12. Scaling Behavior in the Stable Marriage Problem

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Oméro, Marie-José; Dzierzawa, Michael; Marsili, Matteo; Zhang, Yi-Cheng

    1997-12-01

    We study the optimization of the stable marriage problem. All individuals attempt to optimize their own satisfaction, subject to mutually conflicting constraints. We find that the stable solutions are generally not the globally best solution, but reasonably close to it. All the stable solutions form a special sub-set of the meta-stable states, obeying interesting scaling laws. Both numerical and analytical tools are used to derive our results.

  13. Resolution of P-stereogenic P-heterocycles via the formation of diastereomeric molecular and coordination complexes (a review).

    PubMed

    Bagi, Pter; Ujj, Viktria; Czugler, Mtys; Fogassy, Elemr; Keglevich, Gyrgy

    2016-02-01

    TADDOL derivatives and the Ca(2+)-salts of tartaric acid derivatives were found to be versatile and generally applicable resolving agents for the preparation of the enantiomers of P-stereogenic heterocyclic phosphine oxides and phosphinates via the formation of the corresponding diastereomeric molecular and coordination complexes. A few of the diastereomeric intermediates were characterized by single crystal X-ray crystallography to gain insights into the binding mode of the corresponding heterocyclic phosphine oxide ("guest") and the resolving agent ("host") and to study the underlying phenomenon of enantiomeric recognition. PMID:26564410

  14. Uses of stable isotopes in fish ecology

    EPA Science Inventory

    Analyses of fish tissues (other than otoliths) for stable isotope ratios can provide substantial information on fish ecology, including physiological ecology. Stable isotopes of nitrogen and carbon frequently are used to determine the mix of diet sources for consumers. Stable i...

  15. Sugar feeding in adult stable flies

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Adult stable flies, (Stomoxys calcitrans (L.)), are known to feed readily on sugars in the laboratory. However, little is known concerning the extent of stable fly sugar feeding in wild populations. We examined the frequency of sugar feeding in stable flies in rural and urban environments. In additi...

  16. Phase stable RF transport system

    SciTech Connect

    Curtin, M.T.; Natter, E.F.; Denney, P.M.

    1992-06-30

    This patent describes a RF transport system for delivering a phase-stable RF signal to a load. It comprises circuit means for generating a calibration signal at a multiple frequency of the RF signal; cable means for transporting the RF signal and the calibration along a common cable connecting the RF signal to the load; first circuit means for combining the RF and calibration signals for input to the common cable; second circuit means for separating the RF and calibration signals at the output of the common cable; third circuit means for reflecting the calibration signal back along the common cable; fourth circuit means for determining the phase difference between the generated calibration signal and the reflected calibration signal; and means responsive to the phase difference to adjust the electrical length of the common cable to maintain the phase difference at a determined value.

  17. Stable massive particles at colliders

    SciTech Connect

    Fairbairn, M.; Kraan, A.C.; Milstead, D.A.; Sjostrand, T.; Skands, P.; Sloan, T.; ,

    2006-11-01

    We review the theoretical motivations and experimental status of searches for stable massive particles (SMPs) which could be sufficiently long-lived as to be directly detected at collider experiments. The discovery of such particles would address a number of important questions in modern physics including the origin and composition of dark matter in the universe and the unification of the fundamental forces. This review describes the techniques used in SMP-searches at collider experiments and the limits so far obtained on the production of SMPs which possess various colour, electric and magnetic charge quantum numbers. We also describe theoretical scenarios which predict SMPs, the phenomenology needed to model their production at colliders and interactions with matter. In addition, the interplay between collider searches and open questions in cosmology such as dark matter composition are addressed.

  18. Dimensionally stable metallic hydride composition

    DOEpatents

    Heung, Leung K.

    1994-01-01

    A stable, metallic hydride composition and a process for making such a composition. The composition comprises a uniformly blended mixture of a metal hydride, kieselguhr, and a ballast metal, all in the form of particles. The composition is made by subjecting a metal hydride to one or more hydrogen absorption/desorption cycles to disintegrate the hydride particles to less than approximately 100 microns in size. The particles are partly oxidized, then blended with the ballast metal and the kieselguhr to form a uniform mixture. The mixture is compressed into pellets and calcined. Preferably, the mixture includes approximately 10 vol. % or more kieselguhr and approximately 50 vol. % or more ballast. Metal hydrides that can be used in the composition include Zr, Ti, V, Nb, Pd, as well as binary, tertiary, and more complex alloys of La, Al, Cu, Ti, Co, Ni, Fe, Zr, Mg, Ca, Mn, and mixtures and other combinations thereof. Ballast metals include Al, Cu and Ni.

  19. Xenon Suboxides Stable under Pressure.

    PubMed

    Hermann, Andreas; Schwerdtfeger, Peter

    2014-12-18

    We present results from first-principles calculations on solid xenon-oxygen compounds under pressure. We find that the xenon suboxide Xe3O2 is the first compound to become more stable than the elements, at around P = 75 GPa. Other, even more xenon-rich compounds follow at higher pressures, while no region of enthalpic stability is found for the monoxide XeO. We establish the spectroscopic fingerprints of a variety of structural candidates for a recently synthesized xenon-oxygen compound at atmospheric pressure and, on the basis of the proposed stoichiometry XeO2, suggest an orthorhombic structure that comprises extended sheets of square-planar-coordinated xenon atoms connected through bent Xe-O-Xe linkages. PMID:26273984

  20. Stable density stratification solar pond

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Lansing, F. L. (Inventor)

    1985-01-01

    A stable density-stratification solar pond for use in the collection and storage of solar thermal energy including a container having a first section characterized by an internal wall of a substantially cylindrical configuration and a second section having an internal wall of a substantially truncated conical configuration surmounting the first section in coaxial alignment therewith, the second section of said container being characterized by a base of a diameter substantially equal to the diameter of the first section and a truncated apex defining a solar energy acceptance opening is discussed. A body of immiscible liquids is disposed within the container and comprises a lower portion substantially filling the first section of the container and an upper portion substantially filling the second section of the container, said lower portion being an aqueous based liquid of a darker color than the upper portion and of a greater density. A protective cover plate is removably provided for covering the acceptance opening.

  1. Stable line defects in silicene

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ghosh, Dibyajyoti; Parida, Prakash; Pati, Swapan K.

    2015-11-01

    Line defects in two-dimensional (2D) materials greatly modulate various properties of their pristine form. Using ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) simulations, we investigate the structural reconstructions of different kinds of grain boundaries in the silicene sheets. It is evident that depending upon the presence of silicon adatoms and edge shape of grain boundaries (i.e., armchair or zigzag), stable extended line defects (ELDs) can be introduced in a controlled way. Further studies show the stability of these line-defects in silicene, grown on Ag(111) surface at room-temperature. Importantly, unlike most of the 2D sheet materials such as graphene and hexagonal boron nitride, 5-5-8 line defects modify the nonmagnetic semimetallic pristine silicene sheet to spin-polarized metal. As ferromagnetically ordered magnetic moments remain strongly localized at the line defect, a one-dimensional spin channel gets created in silicene. Interestingly, these spin channels are quite stable because, unlike the edge of nanoribbons, structural reconstruction or contamination cannot destroy the ordering of magnetic moments here. Zigzag silicene nanoribbons with a 5-5-8 line defect also exhibit various interesting electronic and magnetic properties depending upon their width as well as the nature of the magnetic coupling between edge and defect spin states. Upon incorporation of other ELDs, such as 4-4-4 and 4-8 defects, 2D sheets and nanoribbons of silicene show a nonmagnetic metallic or semiconducting ground state. Highlighting the controlled formation of ELDs and consequent emergence of technologically important properties in silicene, we propose new routes to realize silicene-based nanoelectronic and spintronic devices.

  2. High Frequency Stable Oscillate boiling

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Li, Fenfang; Gonzalez-Avila, Silvestre Roberto; Ohl, Claus Dieter

    2015-11-01

    We present an unexpected regime of resonant bubble oscillations on a thin metal film submerged in water, which is continuously heated with a focused CW laser. The oscillatory bubble dynamics reveals a remarkably stable frequency of several 100 kHz and is resolved from the side using video recordings at 1 million frames per second. The emitted sound is measured simultaneously and shows higher harmonics. Once the laser is switched on the water in contact with the metal layer is superheated and an explosively expanding cavitation bubble is generated. However, after the collapse a microbubble is nucleated from the bubble remains which displays long lasting oscillations. Generally, pinch-off from of the upper part of the microbubble is observed generating a continuous stream of small gas bubbles rising upwards. The cavitation expansion, collapse, and the jetting of gas bubbles are detected by the hydrophone and are correlated to the high speed video. We find the bubble oscillation frequency is dependent on the bubble size and surface tension. A preliminary model based on Marangoni flow and heat transfer can explain the high flow velocities observed, yet the origin of bubble oscillation is currently not well understood.

  3. Advanced thermally stable jet fuels

    SciTech Connect

    Schobert, H.H.

    1999-01-31

    The Pennsylvania State University program in advanced thermally stable coal-based jet fuels has five broad objectives: (1) Development of mechanisms of degradation and solids formation; (2) Quantitative measurement of growth of sub-micrometer and micrometer-sized particles suspended in fuels during thermal stressing; (3) Characterization of carbonaceous deposits by various instrumental and microscopic methods; (4) Elucidation of the role of additives in retarding the formation of carbonaceous solids; (5) Assessment of the potential of production of high yields of cycloalkanes by direct liquefaction of coal. Future high-Mach aircraft will place severe thermal demands on jet fuels, requiring the development of novel, hybrid fuel mixtures capable of withstanding temperatures in the range of 400--500 C. In the new aircraft, jet fuel will serve as both an energy source and a heat sink for cooling the airframe, engine, and system components. The ultimate development of such advanced fuels requires a thorough understanding of the thermal decomposition behavior of jet fuels under supercritical conditions. Considering that jet fuels consist of hundreds of compounds, this task must begin with a study of the thermal degradation behavior of select model compounds under supercritical conditions. The research performed by The Pennsylvania State University was focused on five major tasks that reflect the objectives stated above: Task 1: Investigation of the Quantitative Degradation of Fuels; Task 2: Investigation of Incipient Deposition; Task 3: Characterization of Solid Gums, Sediments, and Carbonaceous Deposits; Task 4: Coal-Based Fuel Stabilization Studies; and Task 5: Exploratory Studies on the Direct Conversion of Coal to High Quality Jet Fuels. The major findings of each of these tasks are presented in this executive summary. A description of the sub-tasks performed under each of these tasks and the findings of those studies are provided in the remainder of this volume (Sections 1 through 5).

  4. A Tungsten Complex with a Bidentate, Hemilabile N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand, Facile Displacement of the Weakly Bound W-(C=C) Bond, and the Vulnerability of the NHC Ligand Towards Catalyst Deactivation During Ketone Hydrogenation

    SciTech Connect

    Wu,F.; Dioumaev, V.; Szalda, D.; Hanson, J.; Bullock, R.

    2007-01-01

    The initial reaction observed between the N-heterocyclic carbene IMes (IMes = 1,3-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) and molybdenum and tungsten hydride complexes CpM(CO){sub 2}(PPh{sub 3})H (M = Mo, W) is deprotonation of the metal hydride by IMes, giving [(IMes)H]{sup +}[CpM(CO){sub 2}(PPh{sub 3})]{sup -}. At longer reaction times and higher temperatures, the reaction of IMes with CpM(CO){sub 2}(PR{sub 3})H (M = Mo, W; R = Me, Ph) produces CpM(CO){sub 2}(IMes)H. Hydride transfer from CpW(CO)2(IMes)H to Ph{sub 3}C{sub +}B(C{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 4}{sup -} gives CpW(CO){sub 2}(IMes){sup +}B(C{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 4}{sup -}, which was crystallographically characterized using X-ray radiation from a synchrotron. The IMes is bonded as a bidentate ligand, through the carbon of the carbene as well as forming a weak bond from the metal to a C=C bond of one mesityl ring. The weakly bound C=C ligand is hemilabile, being readily displaced by H{sub 2}, THF, ketones, or alcohols. Reaction of CpW(CO){sub 2}(IMes){sup +} with H{sub 2} gives the dihydride complex [CpW(CO){sub 2}(IMes)(H){sub 2}]{sup +}. Addition of Et{sub 2}CH-OH to CpW(CO){sub 2}(IMes){sup +}B(C{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 4}{sup -} gives the alcohol complex [CpW(CO){sub 2}(IMes)(Et{sub 2}CH-OH)]{sup +}[B(C{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 4}]{sup -}, which was characterized by crystallography and exhibits no evidence for hydrogen bonding of the bound OH group. Addition of H{sub 2} to the ketone complex [CpW(CO){sub 2}(IMes)(Et{sub 2}C=O)]{sup +}[B(C{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 4}]{sup -} produces an equilibrium with the dihydride [CpW(CO){sub 2}(IMes)(H){sub 2}]{sup +} (K{sub eq} = 1.1 x 10{sup 3} at 25 {sup o}C). The tungsten ketone complex [CpW(CO){sub 2}(IMes)(Et{sub 2}C=O)]{sup +}[B(C{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 4}]{sup -}- serves as a modest catalyst for hydrogenation of Et{sub 2}C=O to Et{sub 2}CH-OH in neat ketone solvent. Decomposition of the catalyst produces [H(IMes)]{sup +}B(C{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 4}{sup -}, indicating that these catalysts with N-heterocyclic carbene ligands are vulnerable to decomposition by a reaction that produces a protonated imidazolium cation.

  5. A Tungsten Complex with a Bidentate, Hemilabile N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand, Facile Displacement of the Weakly Bound W-(C=C) Bond, and the Vulnerability of the NHC Ligand Toward Catalyst Deactivation During Ketone Hydrogenation

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    Wu, Fan; Dioumaev, Vladimir K; Szalda, David J; Hanson, Jonathan; Bullock, R Morris

    2007-09-24

    The initial reaction observed between N-heterocyclic carbene IMes (IMes = 1,3-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)-imidazol-2-ylidene) and molybdenum and tungsten hydride complexes CpM(CO)2(PPh3)H (M = Mo, W) is deprotonation of the metal hydride by IMes, giving [(IMes)H]+[CpM(CO)2(PPh3)] . At longer reaction times and higher temperatures, the reaction of IMes with CpM(CO)2(PR3)H (M = Mo, W; R = Me, Ph) produces CpM(CO)2(IMes)H. Hydride transfer from CpW(CO)2(IMes)H to Ph3C+B(C6F5)4- gives CpW(CO)2(IMes)+B(C6F5)4- which was crystallographically characterized using x-ray radiation from a synchrotron. The IMes is bonded as a bidentate ligand, through the carbon of the carbene as well as forming a weak bond from the metal to a C=C bond of one mesityl ring. The weakly bound C=C ligand is hemilabile, being readily displaced by H2, THF, ketones or alcohols. Reaction of CpW(CO)2(IMes)+ with H2 gives the dihydride complex [CpW(CO)2(IMes)(H)2]+. Addition of Et2CH–OH to CpW(CO)2(IMes)+B(C6F5)4- gives the alcohol complex [CpM(CO)2(IMes)(Et2CH–OH)]+[B(C6F5)4] which was characterized by crystallography and exhibits no evidence for hydrogen bonding of the bound OH group. Addition of H2 to the ketone complex [CpW(CO)2(IMes)(Et2C=O)]+[B(C6F5)4] produces an equilibrium with the dihydride [CpW(CO)2(IMes)(H)2]+ (Keq = 1.1 x 103 at 25 °C). The tungsten ketone complex [CpW(CO)2(IMes)(Et2C=O)]+[B(C6F5)4] serves as a modest catalyst for hydrogenation of Et2C=O to Et2CH–OH in neat ketone solvent. Decomposition of the catalyst produces [H(IMes)]+B(C6F5)4-, indicating that these catalysts with N-heterocyclic carbenes ligands are vulnerable to decomposition by a reaction that produces a protonated imidazolium cation.

  6. Ultraviolet and thermally stable polymer compositions

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    Adamson, M. J.; Gloria, H. R.; Goldsberry, R. E.; Reinisch, R. F.

    1972-01-01

    Copolymers, produced from aromatic substituted aromatic azine-siloxane compositions, are thermally stable, solar ultraviolet light non-degradable by wavelengths shorter than those reaching earth surface.

  7. Inflated Soft Actuators with Reversible Stable Deformations.

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    Hines, Lindsey; Petersen, Kirstin; Sitti, Metin

    2016-05-01

    Most soft robotic systems are currently dependent on bulky compressors or pumps. A soft actuation method is presented combining hyperelastic membranes and dielectric elastomer actuators to switch between stable deformations of sealed chambers. This method is capable of large repeatable deformations, and has a number of stable states proportional to the number of actuatable membranes in the chamber. PMID:27008455

  8. Blood feeding behavior of the stable fly

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    Stable fly is a fly that looks similar to a house fly but both sexes are blood feeders. Blood is required for successful fertilization and development of eggs. Bites are painful but there is usually no pain after the fly stops feeding. The stable fly is a persistent feeder and will continue trying t...

  9. Structure of acid-stable carmine.

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    Sugimoto, Naoki; Kawasaki, Yoko; Sato, Kyoko; Aoki, Hiromitsu; Ichi, Takahito; Koda, Takatoshi; Yamazaki, Takeshi; Maitani, Tamio

    2002-02-01

    Acid-stable carmine has recently been distributed in the U.S. market because of its good acid stability, but it is not permitted in Japan. We analyzed and determined the structure of the major pigment in acid-stable carmine, in order to establish an analytical method for it. Carminic acid was transformed into a different type of pigment, named acid-stable carmine, through amination when heated in ammonia solution. The features of the structure were clarified using a model compound, purpurin, in which the orientation of hydroxyl groups on the A ring of the anthraquinone skeleton is the same as that of carminic acid. By spectroscopic means and the synthesis of acid-stable carmine and purpurin derivatives, the structure of the major pigment in acid-stable carmine was established as 4-aminocarminic acid, a novel compound. PMID:11998314

  10. A stable diazo photoaffinity label with high absorptivity and effective photoactivation beyond 300 nm.

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    Hahn, K M; Southwick, P L

    1991-08-01

    The sulfosuccinimidyl active ester of 3-(3-carbethoxy-4-diazo-5-oxo-2-pyrrolin-1-yl)propanoic acid (DIAZOPY-SE) has been synthesized for use as a photoaffinity labeling reagent. This compound was obtained from commercial chemicals by a four-step synthesis requiring no complex procedures or special apparatus. The active ester efficiently derivatizes protein amino groups with the chromophore 3-carbethoxy-4-diazo-5-oxo-2-pyrroline (DIAZOPY, epsilon 8800 M-1 cm-1 at lambda max 330 nm), which on irradiation yielded products expected from formation of a reactive carbene intermediate. Brief irradiation of DIAZOPY in 2-propanol using wavelengths greater than 300 nm for photolysis yielded mainly an isopropyl ether resulting from insertion of the carbene into the O-H bond of the alcohol. Formed concurrently and to a somewhat lesser extent was an isopropyl ester, resulting from a ring-contracting Wolff rearrangement of the carbene and subsequent reaction with isopropanol. Analogous products were produced by photolysis in 2-propanol of DIAZOPY-PA (for DIAZOPY propanoic acid), the carboxylic acid precursor of DIAZOPY-SE. Facile protein derivatization by DIAZOPY-SE was demonstrated using actin and sheep IgG. Actin labeled with DIAZOPY-SE and irradiated while in the F-actin (reversibly polymerized) form was crosslinked to yield a covalently-linked dimer, illustrating the potential of the reagent in photoaffinity applications. Advantages of DIAZOPY-SE as a photoaffinity labeling reagent include ease of synthesis, chemical and photostability, efficient photolysis at wavelengths greater than 300 nm, and a capacity for crosslinking by carbene insertion processes. PMID:1776676

  11. Synthesis of PdII Complexes Bearing an Enantiomerically-Resolved Seven-Membered N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands and Initial Studies of their Use in Asymmetric Wacker-Type Oxidative Cyclization Reactions

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    Scarborough, Christopher C.; Bergant, Ana; Sazama, Graham T.; Guzei, Ilia A.; Spencer, Lara C.

    2009-01-01

    The development of enantiomerically-resolved, axially-chiral seven-membered N-heterocyclic carbene (7NHC) ligands for palladium is described. These 7NHC ligands are derived from enatiomerically pure 2,2′-diamino-6,6′-dimethylbiphenyl, which is transformed via a synthetic sequence consisting of ortho-arylation, N-alkylation, and cyclization to afford seven-membered-ring amidinium salts. Synthesis of the 7-membered amidinium salts benefits from microwave irradiation, and in-situ metalation of the amidinium salts yields 7NHC-PdII complexes. The chiral 7NHC-Pd complexes were examined as chiral catalysts under aerobic conditions in two intramolecular oxidative amination reactions of alkenes. In one case, enantioselectivities up to 63% e.e. were obtained, while the other substrate underwent cyclization to afford essentially racemic products. The catalytic data compare favorably to results obtained with a PdII catalyst bearing a chiral five-membered-ring NHC ligand and, thereby, highlight the potential significance of this new class of chiral NHC ligands. PMID:20161255

  12. N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC) with 1,2,4-oxadiazole-substituents related to natural products: synthesis, structure and potential antitumor activity of some corresponding gold(I) and silver(I) complexes.

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    Maftei, Catalin V; Fodor, Elena; Jones, Peter G; Freytag, Matthias; Franz, M Heiko; Kelter, Gerhard; Fiebig, Heinz-Herbert; Tamm, Matthias; Neda, Ion

    2015-08-28

    This work presents the synthesis, characterization and application of eleven new gold (I) complexes 13-23 with 1,2,4-oxadiazole-containing N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands and of the NHC silver(I) complex 24. The 1,2,4-oxadiazole unit, which can be found in a variety of biologically active natural products such as phidianidines or quisqualic acid, was incorporated, along with a variety of other biologically active moieties (anthracene, indole, 2-pyridine, 2,3,4,5-tetra-O-acetyl-D-glucopyranose, quincorine and quincoridine), in order to change the lipophilicity of the complexes, so that the transport of the active units (M-NHC) though the cell wall barrier is facilitated. The biological activity of the complexes was investigated. In vitro assessment of anti-tumor activity in a panel of 12 human tumor cell lines by a monolayer assay revealed impressive potency (mean IC50 < 0.1 μM) and tumor selectivity for 6 compounds, with individual IC50 values in the low nanomolar range. The solid state structures of compounds 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19 and 24 were determined by X-ray diffraction analyses. PMID:26185007

  13. Bi-stable optical element actuator device

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    Holdener, Fred R.; Boyd, Robert D.

    2002-01-01

    The present invention is a bistable optical element actuator device utilizing a powered means to move an actuation arm, to which an optical element is attached, between two stable positions. A non-powered means holds the actuation arm in either of the two stable positions. The optical element may be a electromagnetic (EM) radiation or particle source, an instrument, or EM radiation or particle transmissive reflective or absorptive elements. A bearing is used to transfer motion and smoothly transition the actuation arm between the two stable positions.

  14. Stable ac phase and amplitude comparator

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    Bruce, H. P.

    1967-01-01

    Stable ac phase and amplitude comparator detects excessive vehicle maneuvering or vibration. It has phase demodulation, low-pass filter, and multiple threshold-setting capability designed specifically for low drifts over a wide range of temperatures.

  15. Stable Isotope Signatures for Microbial Forensics

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    Kreuzer, Helen W.

    2012-01-03

    The isotopic distribution of the atoms composing the molecules of microorganisms is a function of the substrates used by the organisms. The stable isotope content of an organism is fixed so long as no further substrate consumption and biosynthesis occurs, while the radioactive isotopic content decays over time. The distribution of stable isotopes of C, N, O and H in heterotrophic microorganisms is a direct function of the culture medium, and therefore the stable isotope composition can be used to associate samples with potential culture media and also with one another. The 14C content depends upon the 14C content, and therefore the age, of the organic components of the culture medium, as well as on the age of the culture itself. Stable isotope signatures can thus be used for sample matching, to associate cultures with specific growth media, and to predict characteristics of growth media.

  16. Computing Stable Outcomes in Hedonic Games

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    Gairing, Martin; Savani, Rahul

    We study the computational complexity of finding stable outcomes in symmetric additively-separable hedonic games. These coalition formation games are specified by an undirected edge-weighted graph: nodes are players, an outcome of the game is a partition of the nodes into coalitions, and the utility of a node is the sum of incident edge weights in the same coalition. We consider several natural stability requirements defined in the economics literature. For all of them the existence of a stable outcome is guaranteed by a potential function argument, so local improvements will converge to a stable outcome and all these problems are in PLS. The different stability requirements correspond to different local search neighbourhoods. For different neighbourhood structures, our findings comprise positive results in the form of polynomial-time algorithms for finding stable outcomes, and negative (PLS-completeness) results.

  17. Evolutionary origin of asymptotically stable consensus.

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    Tang, Chang-Bing; Wu, Bin; Wang, Jian-Bo; Li, Xiang

    2014-01-01

    Consensus is widely observed in nature as well as in society. Up to now, many works have focused on what kind of (and how) isolated single structures lead to consensus, while the dynamics of consensus in interdependent populations remains unclear, although interactive structures are everywhere. For such consensus in interdependent populations, we refer that the fraction of population adopting a specified strategy is the same across different interactive structures. A two-strategy game as a conflict is adopted to explore how natural selection affects the consensus in such interdependent populations. It is shown that when selection is absent, all the consensus states are stable, but none are evolutionarily stable. In other words, the final consensus state can go back and forth from one to another. When selection is present, there is only a small number of stable consensus state which are evolutionarily stable. Our study highlights the importance of evolution on stabilizing consensus in interdependent populations. PMID:24699444

  18. Applications of stable isotopes in clinical pharmacology

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    Schellekens, Reinout C A; Stellaard, Frans; Woerdenbag, Herman J; Frijlink, Henderik W; Kosterink, Jos G W

    2011-01-01

    This review aims to present an overview of the application of stable isotope technology in clinical pharmacology. Three main categories of stable isotope technology can be distinguished in clinical pharmacology. Firstly, it is applied in the assessment of drug pharmacology to determine the pharmacokinetic profile or mode of action of a drug substance. Secondly, stable isotopes may be used for the assessment of drug products or drug delivery systems by determination of parameters such as the bioavailability or the release profile. Thirdly, patients may be assessed in relation to patient-specific drug treatment; this concept is often called personalized medicine. In this article, the application of stable isotope technology in the aforementioned three areas is reviewed, with emphasis on developments over the past 25 years. The applications are illustrated with examples from clinical studies in humans. PMID:21801197

  19. Optimal design of thermally stable proteins

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    Bannen, Ryan M.; Suresh, Vanitha; Phillips, George N.; Wright, Stephen J.; Mitchell, Julie C.

    2008-01-01

    Motivation: For many biotechnological purposes, it is desirable to redesign proteins to be more structurally and functionally stable at higher temperatures. For example, chemical reactions are intrinsically faster at higher temperatures, so using enzymes that are stable at higher temperatures would lead to more efficient industrial processes. We describe an innovative and computationally efficient method called Improved Configurational Entropy (ICE), which can be used to redesign a protein to be more thermally stable (i.e. stable at high temperatures). This can be accomplished by systematically modifying the amino acid sequence via local structural entropy (LSE) minimization. The minimization problem is modeled as a shortest path problem in an acyclic graph with nonnegative weights and is solved efficiently using Dijkstra's method. Contact: mitchell@biochem.wisc.edu PMID:18723523

  20. DNA modifications: Another stable base in DNA

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    Brazauskas, Pijus; Kriaucionis, Skirmantas

    2014-12-01

    Oxidation of 5-methylcytosine has been proposed to mediate active and passive DNA demethylation. Tracking the history of DNA modifications has now provided the first solid evidence that 5-hydroxymethylcytosine is a stable epigenetic modification.

  1. Thermally Stable Piezoelectric and Pyroelectric Polymers

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    Simpson, Joycelyn O.; St. Clair, Terry L.

    2006-01-01

    A class of thermally stable piezoelectric and pyroelectric polymers, and an improved method of making them, have been invented. These polymers can be used as substrates for a wide variety of electromechanical transducers, sensors, and actuators.

  2. Polymeric foams stable at high temperatures

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    Riccitiello, S. R.; Harrison, E. S.; Delano, C. B.

    1976-01-01

    Crosslinked poly(N-arylenebenzimidazoles) are stable up to 370 C. Polymers are made by mixing appropriate stoichiometric amounts of tetramine and aromatic dicarboxylic acid anhydride with phenol or alkyl-substituted phenol.

  3. Stable vector bundles and string theory

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    Gomez, Tomas L.; Sols, Ignacio; Lukic, Sergio

    2009-05-06

    In [4], Braun, He, Ovrut and Pantev proposed a model of string theory (based on the Calabi-Yau 3-fold X) whose low energy limit predicts certain properties of the Standard Model of particle Physics. This model depends on two vector bundles that have to be stable. We calculate the ample cone of X, and prove that one of them is stable, and the other one is not.

  4. Poly(benzyl ether) Dendrimers Functionalized at the Core with Palladium Bis(N-Heterocyclic Carbene) Complexes as Catalysts for the Heck Coupling Reaction.

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    Ortiz, Alba M; Sánchez-Méndez, Alberto; de Jesús, Ernesto; Flores, Juan C; Gómez-Sal, Pilar; Mendicuti, Francisco

    2016-02-01

    Bis(imidazolylidene)palladium complexes 9-12 containing a sterically hindered aryl group (mesityl or 2,6-diisopropylphenyl) and a poly(benzyl ether) dendron as N-substituents of the NHC ligand are accessible up to the third generation by transmetalation of the corresponding silver complexes. Complexes 9-12 are soluble, active, and very stable catalysts under Heck reaction conditions. The NHC ligand appears to be stably coordinated to the Pd during catalysis. The catalytic activity increases with generation number, although irregularly. The palladium site is not significantly congested in the reaction solvent by the increasing size of the dendritic substituents, as corroborated by X-ray diffraction, fluorescence and DOSY-NMR spectroscopy, and MD simulation studies. This is a consequence of the conformational semiflexibility of the poly(benzyl ether) dendrons and the benzylic link between these dendrons and the N-heterocyclic ligands. PMID:26788881

  5. High-Order Energy Stable WENO Schemes

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    Yamaleev, Nail K.; Carpenter, Mark H.

    2009-01-01

    A third-order Energy Stable Weighted Essentially Non-Oscillatory (ESWENO) finite difference scheme developed by Yamaleev and Carpenter was proven to be stable in the energy norm for both continuous and discontinuous solutions of systems of linear hyperbolic equations. Herein, a systematic approach is presented that enables 'energy stable' modifications for existing WENO schemes of any order. The technique is demonstrated by developing a one-parameter family of fifth-order upwind-biased ESWENO schemes; ESWENO schemes up to eighth order are presented in the appendix. New weight functions are also developed that provide (1) formal consistency, (2) much faster convergence for smooth solutions with an arbitrary number of vanishing derivatives, and (3) improved resolution near strong discontinuities.

  6. Stable representations of the infinite symmetric group

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    Vershik, A. M.; Nessonov, N. I.

    2015-12-01

    We study the notion of a stable unitary representation of a group (or a \\star-representation of a \\mathbf C^\\star-algebra) with respect to some group of automorphisms of the group (or algebra). In the case of the group of finitary permutations of a countable set we give a complete description, up to quasi-equivalence, of the representations which are stable with respect to the group of all automorphisms of the group. In particular, we solve an old question concerning factor representations associated with Ol'shansky-Okun'kov admissible representations. It is proved that these representations are induced by factor representations of type II_1 of two-block Young subgroups. The class of stable representations will be the subject of further research.

  7. Stable isotope inventory requirements and enrichment capabilities

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    Bell, W.A.; Tracy, J.G.

    1985-12-01

    The electromagnetic isotope enrichment program established in 1945 has since then continued to provide enriched stable, actinide, and selected radioactive isotopes. These unique materials used in research and medicine and for industrial applications are made available throughout the world by direct sales and/or on a loan basis. In recent years, the primary effort of the program has been directed toward providing enriched stable isotopes necessary to replenish the sales inventory. This document presents a summary of the stable isotope sales requirements and the capabilities of the electromagnetic isotope separators for providing the quantity and quality of enriched products to meet those needs. Special enrichment and actinide separations or Research Materials Collection (loan program) needs are not addressed.

  8. Stable Isotope Enrichment Capabilities at ORNL

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    Egle, Brian; Aaron, W Scott; Hart, Kevin J

    2013-01-01

    The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the US Department of Energy Nuclear Physics Program have built a high-resolution Electromagnetic Isotope Separator (EMIS) as a prototype for reestablishing a US based enrichment capability for stable isotopes. ORNL has over 60 years of experience providing enriched stable isotopes and related technical services to the international accelerator target community, as well as medical, research, industrial, national security, and other communities. ORNL is investigating the combined use of electromagnetic and gas centrifuge isotope separation technologies to provide research quantities (milligram to several kilograms) of enriched stable isotopes. In preparation for implementing a larger scale production facility, a 10 mA high-resolution EMIS prototype has been built and tested. Initial testing of the device has simultaneously collected greater than 98% enriched samples of all the molybdenum isotopes from natural abundance feedstock.

  9. High-Order Energy Stable WENO Schemes

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    Yamaleev, Nail K.; Carpenter, Mark H.

    2008-01-01

    A new third-order Energy Stable Weighted Essentially NonOscillatory (ESWENO) finite difference scheme for scalar and vector linear hyperbolic equations with piecewise continuous initial conditions is developed. The new scheme is proven to be stable in the energy norm for both continuous and discontinuous solutions. In contrast to the existing high-resolution shock-capturing schemes, no assumption that the reconstruction should be total variation bounded (TVB) is explicitly required to prove stability of the new scheme. A rigorous truncation error analysis is presented showing that the accuracy of the 3rd-order ESWENO scheme is drastically improved if the tuning parameters of the weight functions satisfy certain criteria. Numerical results show that the new ESWENO scheme is stable and significantly outperforms the conventional third-order WENO finite difference scheme of Jiang and Shu in terms of accuracy, while providing essentially nonoscillatory solutions near strong discontinuities.

  10. Concentration of stable elements in food products

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    Montford, M.A.; Shank, K.E.; Hendricks, C.; Oakes, T.W.

    1980-01-01

    Food samples were taken from commercial markets and analyzed for stable element content. The concentrations of most stable elements (Ag, Al, As, Au, Ba, Br, Ca, Ce, Cl, Co, Cr, Cs, Cu, Fe, Hf, I, K, La, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Rb, Sb, Sc, Se, Sr, Ta, Th, Ti, V, Zn, Zr) were determined using multiple-element neutron activation analysis, while the concentrations of other elements (Cd, Hg, Ni, Pb) were determined using atomic absorption. The relevance of the concentrations found are noted in relation to other literature values. An earlier study was extended to include the determination of the concentration of stable elements in home-grown products in the vicinity of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Comparisons between the commercial and local food-stuff values are discussed.

  11. Low work function, stable thin films

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    Dinh, Long N.; McLean, II, William; Balooch, Mehdi; Fehring, Jr., Edward J.; Schildbach, Marcus A.

    2000-01-01

    Generation of low work function, stable compound thin films by laser ablation. Compound thin films with low work function can be synthesized by simultaneously laser ablating silicon, for example, and thermal evaporating an alkali metal into an oxygen environment. For example, the compound thin film may be composed of Si/Cs/O. The work functions of the thin films can be varied by changing the silicon/alkali metal/oxygen ratio. Low work functions of the compound thin films deposited on silicon substrates were confirmed by ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS). The compound thin films are stable up to 500.degree. C. as measured by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Tests have established that for certain chemical compositions and annealing temperatures of the compound thin films, negative electron affinity (NEA) was detected. The low work function, stable compound thin films can be utilized in solar cells, field emission flat panel displays, electron guns, and cold cathode electron guns.

  12. The Seismicity of Stable Continental Regions

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    van Lanen, X.; Mooney, W. D.

    2004-12-01

    The large impact on humans of large magnitude earthquakes in stable continental regions provides a strong motivation to study the systematic nature of their occurrence, to improve the assessment of seismic hazards. Unfortunately, limited historical information of these events complicates studies to better understand these events. The existing main hypotheses to explain their occurrence are (1) reactivation of zones of weakness; (2) localization of stress by physical stress concentrators; (3) crustal weakening by fluids; (4) anomalous high temperatures; and (5) stress changes due to deglaciation or sediment loading. In this study stable continental seismicity patterns were compared with potential field data (Bouguer gravity and aeromagnetic anomaly maps are made). The study cannot disprove any of the existing hypotheses for the occurrence of these events, but it is possible to evaluate some of them. A significant portion of stable continental seismicity follows long linear geophysical trends (500-2000 km) that are correlated with major tectonic features, such as rifted margins and suture zones. The correlation of seismicity with localized stress concentrators is not consistent with this observation, which rather supports the zone of weakness hypothesis. However, in several cases of seismicity not observed in linear trends, the localized stress concentrator hypothesis is instead favorable. Rifted margins commonly have both sedimentary loads and high-density mafic lower crust, both of which provide a stress perturbation. The observed correlation with rifted margins is strong in Australia but less pronounced for eastern North America and is therefore not uniform. The correlation of seismicity with geophysical anomaly maps is an effective means of testing the multiple hypotheses that have been advanced for the genesis of earthquakes in Stable Continental Regions. We favor the view that multiple hypotheses are valid for stable continental earthquakes. Additional studies will help better our assessment of seismic hazards in Stable Continental Regions.

  13. Nonlinearly stable compact schemes for shock calculations

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    Cockburn, Bernardo; Shu, Chi-Wang

    1992-01-01

    The applications of high-order, compact finite difference methods in shock calculations are discussed. The main concern is to define a local mean which will serve as a reference for introducing a local nonlinear limiting to control spurious numerical oscillations while maintaining the formal accuracy of the scheme. For scalar conservation laws, the resulting schemes can be proven total-variation stable in one space dimension and maximum-norm stable in multiple space dimensions. Numerical examples are shown to verify accuracy and stability of such schemes for problems containing shocks. These ideas can also be applied to other implicit schemes such as the continuous Galerkin finite element methods.

  14. Femtoampere current reference stable over atmospheric temperatures

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    Harrison, R. Giles; Aplin, Karen L.

    2000-08-01

    Calibration of ultralow current ammeters deployed in atmospheric ion counters requires stable current references operating at high source impedance. Using standard precision components, this current reference generates equal bipolar currents of nominally ±500 fA, cyclically for 32 s each. The currents were found to be stable to 2 fA over the temperature range -20 to 20 °C, typical of atmospheric conditions. The output current is delivered via a capacitor, and by arranging for the capacitor to be guarded at ground potential when the system is not generating a current, the reference can be permanently connected to an electrometer with minimal leakage.

  15. Stable isotopes in Lithuanian bioarcheological material

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    Skipityte, Raminta; Jankauskas, Rimantas; Remeikis, Vidmantas

    2015-04-01

    Investigation of bioarcheological material of ancient human populations allows us to understand the subsistence behavior associated with various adaptations to the environment. Feeding habits are essential to the survival and growth of ancient populations. Stable isotope analysis is accepted tool in paleodiet (Schutkowski et al, 1999) and paleoenvironmental (Zernitskaya et al, 2014) studies. However, stable isotopes can be useful not only in investigating human feeding habits but also in describing social and cultural structure of the past populations (Le Huray and Schutkowski, 2005). Only few stable isotope investigations have been performed before in Lithuanian region suggesting a quite uniform diet between males and females and protein intake from freshwater fish and animal protein. Previously, stable isotope analysis has only been used to study a Stone Age population however, more recently studies have been conducted on Iron Age and Late medieval samples (Jacobs et al, 2009). Anyway, there was a need for more precise examination. Stable isotope analysis were performed on human bone collagen and apatite samples in this study. Data represented various ages (from 5-7th cent. to 18th cent.). Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis on medieval populations indicated that individuals in studied sites in Lithuania were almost exclusively consuming C3 plants, C3 fed terrestrial animals, and some freshwater resources. Current investigation demonstrated social differences between elites and country people and is promising in paleodietary and daily life reconstruction. Acknowledgement I thank prof. dr. G. Grupe, Director of the Anthropological and Palaeoanatomical State Collection in Munich for providing the opportunity to work in her laboratory. The part of this work was funded by DAAD. Antanaitis-Jacobs, Indre, et al. "Diet in early Lithuanian prehistory and the new stable isotope evidence." Archaeologia Baltica 12 (2009): 12-30. Le Huray, Jonathan D., and Holger Schutkowski. "Diet and social status during the La Tène period in Bohemia: carbon and nitrogen stable isotope analysis of bone collagen from Kutná Hora-Karlov and Radovesice." Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 24.2 (2005): 135-147. Schutkowski, Holger, et al. "Diet, status and decomposition at Weingarten: trace element and isotope analyses on early mediaeval skeletal material." Journal of Archaeological Science 26.6 (1999): 675-685. Zernitskaya, Valentina, et al. "Vegetation pattern and sedimentation changes in the context of the Lateglacial climatic events: Case study of Staroje Lake (Eastern Belarus)." Quaternary International (2014).

  16. Using consistent subcuts for detecting stable properties

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    Marzullo, Keith; Sabel, Laura

    1992-01-01

    We present a general protocol for detecting whether a property holds in a distributed system, where the property is a member of a subclass of stable properties we call the locally stable properties. Our protocol is based on a decentralized method for constructing a maximal subset of the local states that are mutually consistent, which in turn is based on a weakened version of vectored time stamps. The structure of our protocol lends itself to refinement, and we demonstrate its utility by deriving some specialized property-detection protocols, including two previously known protocols that are known to be effective.

  17. Stable Tricyclic Antitubercular Ozonides Derived from Artemisinin.

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    Chaudhary, Sandeep; Sharma, Vashundhra; Jaiswal, Pradeep K; Gaikwad, Anil N; Sinha, Sudhir K; Puri, Sunil K; Sharon, Ashoke; Maulik, Prakas R; Chaturvedi, Vinita

    2015-10-16

    New, highly stable tricyclic antitubercular ozonides 9 and 10 derived from artemisinin are reported in 39 and 9% yields, respectively. The ozonide groups of 9 and 10 were found to be stable under strong basic and acidic conditions. The absolute configuration of ozonides 9 was confirmed by X-ray crystallography. Ozonide 10 shows promising antitubercular activity against M. tuberculosis H37Ra and M. tuberculosis H37Rv with MIC values of 0.39 and 3.12 μg/mL, respectively. PMID:26430796

  18. Development of thermally stable polymer concrete

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    Megahed, T.N.E.D., Kukacka, L.E.; Fontana, J.J.

    1989-10-01

    This work pertains to the development of a polymer concrete type that is thermally stable under working temperatures of 200{degree} to 300{degree}F. This material is highly durable and thermally stable with high flexural strength and ductility. Its consistency, while fresh, is suitable for both casting in place or precasting techniques. Several optimization stages were applied ranging from mixing ratios and type of aggregate to resin formulation itself. An optimized range of mixing ratios is developed along with optimized mix ingredients, relating mechanical performance to elevated temperature at various degrees of workability.

  19. MHD stable regime of the tokamak

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    Cheng, C.Z.; Furth, H.P.; Boozer, A.H.

    1986-10-01

    A broad family of tokamak current profiles is found to be stable against ideal and resistive MHD kink modes for 1 less than or equal to q(0), with q(a) as low 2. For 0.5 less than or equal to q(0) < and q(a) > 1, current profiles can be found that are unstable only to the m = 1, n = 1 mode. A specific ''optimal'' tokamak profile can be selected from the range of stable solutions, by imposing a common upper limit on dj/dr - corresponding in ohmic equilibrium to a limitation of dT/sub e//dr by anomalous transport.

  20. Stable Fly Project in Campo Grande, Brazil

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    Andrew Li, Jerry Hogsette, and Beto Perez de Leon, all USDA, and Lane Foil, LSU, are collaborating as consultants on an Embrapa-funded research project for the control of large stable fly populations associated with sugar cane production in Brazil. Our Brazilian counterpart, Dr. Paulo Cançado, is t...

  1. Dynamically stable magnetic suspension/bearing system

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    Post, Richard F.

    1996-01-01

    A magnetic bearing system contains magnetic subsystems which act together to support a rotating element in a state of dynamic equilibrium. However, owing to the limitations imposed by Earnshaw's Theorem, the magnetic bearing systems to be described do not possess a stable equilibrium at zero rotational speed. Therefore, mechanical stabilizers are provided, in each case, to hold the suspended system in equilibrium until its speed has exceeded a low critical speed where dynamic effects take over, permitting the achievement of a stable equilibrium for the rotating object. A state of stable equilibrium is achieved above a critical speed by use of a collection of passive elements using permanent magnets to provide their magnetomotive excitation. The magnetic forces exerted by these elements, when taken together, levitate the rotating object in equilibrium against external forces, such as the force of gravity or forces arising from accelerations. At the same time, this equilibrium is made stable against displacements of the rotating object from its equilibrium position by using combinations of elements that possess force derivatives of such magnitudes and signs that they can satisfy the conditions required for a rotating body to be stably supported by a magnetic bearing system over a finite range of those displacements.

  2. Dynamically stable magnetic suspension/bearing system

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    Post, R.F.

    1996-02-27

    A magnetic bearing system contains magnetic subsystems which act together to support a rotating element in a state of dynamic equilibrium. However, owing to the limitations imposed by Earnshaw`s Theorem, the magnetic bearing systems to be described do not possess a stable equilibrium at zero rotational speed. Therefore, mechanical stabilizers are provided, in each case, to hold the suspended system in equilibrium until its speed has exceeded a low critical speed where dynamic effects take over, permitting the achievement of a stable equilibrium for the rotating object. A state of stable equilibrium is achieved above a critical speed by use of a collection of passive elements using permanent magnets to provide their magnetomotive excitation. The magnetic forces exerted by these elements, when taken together, levitate the rotating object in equilibrium against external forces, such as the force of gravity or forces arising from accelerations. At the same time, this equilibrium is made stable against displacements of the rotating object from its equilibrium position by using combinations of elements that possess force derivatives of such magnitudes and signs that they can satisfy the conditions required for a rotating body to be stably supported by a magnetic bearing system over a finite range of those displacements. 32 figs.

  3. UNCERTAINTY IN SOURCE PARTITIONING USING STABLE ISOTOPES

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    Stable isotope analyses are often used to quantify the contribution of multiple sources to a mixture, such as proportions of food sources in an animal's diet, C3 vs. C4 plant inputs to soil organic carbon, etc. Linear mixing models can be used to partition two sources with a sin...

  4. Substitution of stable isotopes in Chlorella

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    Flaumenhaft, E.; Katz, J. J.; Uphaus, R. A.

    1969-01-01

    Replacement of biologically important isotopes in the alga Chlorella by corresponding heavier stable isotopes produces increasingly greater deviations from the normal cell size and changes the quality and distribution of certain cellular components. The usefulness of isotopically altered organisms increases interest in the study of such permuted organisms.

  5. Xenon forms stable compound with fluorine

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    Claassen, H. H.; Malm, J. G.; Selig, H. H.

    1966-01-01

    Experiments show that xenon and fluorine combine readily at 400 deg C to form xenon tetrafluoride, which is colorless, crystalline, chemically stable and solid at room temperature. This process can be used for the separation of xenon from mixtures with other noble gases.

  6. Stable carbon isotope analysis of coprocessing materials

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    Lancet, M.S.; Winschel, R.A.; Burke, F.P.

    1991-01-01

    The purpose of obtaining stable carbon isotope analyses of coprocessing products is to determine the amount of coal (or petroleum) carbon that is present in any reaction product. This carbon-sourcing of distillate fractions, soluble resid, and insoluble organic matter, etc. is useful in modeling reactions, and evaluating synergistic effects if they exist.

  7. Stable carbon isotope analysis of coprocessing materials

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    Lancet, M.S.; Winschel, R.A.; Burke, F.P.

    1991-12-31

    The purpose of obtaining stable carbon isotope analyses of coprocessing products is to determine the amount of coal (or petroleum) carbon that is present in any reaction product. This carbon-sourcing of distillate fractions, soluble resid, and insoluble organic matter, etc. is useful in modeling reactions, and evaluating synergistic effects if they exist.

  8. Stable Fly Project in Campo Grande, Brazil

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    Andrew Li, Jerry Hogsette, and Adalberto Pérez de León, all USDA-ARS, and Lane Foil, LSU, are collaborating as consultants on an Embrapa-funded research project for the control of large stable fly populations associated with sugar cane production in Brazil. Our Brazilian counterpart, Dr. Paulo Cança...

  9. Development of a Safety Management Web Tool for Horse Stables.

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    Leppälä, Jarkko; Kolstrup, Christina Lunner; Pinzke, Stefan; Rautiainen, Risto; Saastamoinen, Markku; Särkijärvi, Susanna

    2015-01-01

    Managing a horse stable involves risks, which can have serious consequences for the stable, employees, clients, visitors and horses. Existing industrial or farm production risk management tools are not directly applicable to horse stables and they need to be adapted for use by managers of different types of stables. As a part of the InnoEquine project, an innovative web tool, InnoHorse, was developed to support horse stable managers in business, safety, pasture and manure management. A literature review, empirical horse stable case studies, expert panel workshops and stakeholder interviews were carried out to support the design. The InnoHorse web tool includes a safety section containing a horse stable safety map, stable safety checklists, and examples of good practices in stable safety, horse handling and rescue planning. This new horse stable safety management tool can also help in organizing work processes in horse stables in general. PMID:26569319

  10. Protonolysis and amide exchange reactions of a three-coordinate cobalt amide complex supported by an N-heterocyclic carbene ligand.

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    Hansen, Christopher B; Jordan, Richard F; Hillhouse, Gregory L

    2015-05-18

    A three-coordinate cobalt species, IPrCoCl{N(SiMe3)2} [1; IPr = 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazolin-2-ylidene], was synthesized by the reaction of {IPrCoCl2}2 with NaN(SiMe3)2. Compound 1 is a useful starting material for low-coordinate (IPr)Co species. 1 reacts with 2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol (BHT-H) via aminolysis of the Co-N bond to generate a three-coordinate phenoxide complex, IPrCoCl(O-2,6-(t)Bu2-4-MeC6H2) (2). The reaction of 1 with 2,6-diisopropylaniline (NH2DIPP) generates IPrCoCl(NHDIPP) (4), which undergoes disproportionation to form a mixture of 4, {IPrCoCl2}2, and IPrCo(NHDIPP)2 (3). The same product mixture is formed by the reaction of 1 with Li[NH(DIPP)], which unexpectedly proceeds by amide exchange. Compound 3 was synthesized independently by the reaction of {IPrCoCl2}2 with 4 equiv of Li[NH(DIPP)]. The reaction of 1 with the bulkier lithium 2,6-dimesitylanilide (LiNHDMP) also proceeds by amide exchange to generate IPrCoCl(NHDMP) (5), which is stable toward disproportionation. Compounds 1 and 2 exhibit trigonal-planar geometries at cobalt in the solid state. The solid-state structure of 3 also contains a trigonal-planar cobalt center and exhibits close Co---H contacts involving the methine hydrogen atoms of the NH(DIPP) groups in the axial positions. The solid-state structure of 5 features an interaction between cobalt and a flanking aryl group of the anilide ligand, resulting in pyramidalization of the cobalt center. PMID:25938547

  11. A Search for charged massive stable particles

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    Nunnemann, Thomas; /Munich U.

    2006-02-01

    A search for charged massive (quasi-) stable particles with the D0 detector at the Tevatron collider based on 390 pb{sup -1} of data is presented. The search is performed in the frameworks of gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking and the minimal supersymmetric extension of the standard model. The hypothetical particles are assumed to be pair-produced in p{bar p} collisions giving a signature of two reconstructed muon-like objects with high invariant mass and time-of-flights indicative of heavy particles. Since no excess over background is observed, cross-section limits for the pair-production of stable staus and charginos are set. Mass limits of 140 GeV for a higgsino-like chargino and 174 GeV for a gaugino-like chargino are set.

  12. Thermally Stable, Piezoelectric and Pyroelectric Polymeric Substrates

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    Simpson, Joycely O. (Inventor); St.Clair, Terry L. (Inventor)

    1999-01-01

    A thermally stable, piezoelectric and pyroelectric polymeric substrate was prepared. This thermally stable, piezoelectric and pyroelectric polymeric substrate may be used to prepare electromechanical transducers, thermomechanical transducers, accelerometers. acoustic sensors, infrared sensors, pressure sensors, vibration sensors, impact sensors, in-situ temperature sensors, in-situ stress/strain sensors, micro actuators, switches, adjustable fresnel lenses, speakers, tactile sensors. weather sensors, micro positioners, ultrasonic devices, power generators, tunable reflectors, microphones, and hydrophones. The process for preparing these polymeric substrates includes: providing a polymeric substrate having a softening temperature greater than 1000 C; depositing a metal electrode material onto the polymer film; attaching a plurality of electrical leads to the metal electrode coated polymeric substrate; heating the metal electrode coated polymeric substrate in a low dielectric medium; applying a voltage to the heated metal electrode coated polymeric substrate to induce polarization; and cooling the polarized metal electrode coated polymeric electrode while maintaining a constant voltage.

  13. Compact and stable multibeam fiber injector

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    Collins, L. F., LLNL

    1998-07-01

    A compact and stable 20-beam injector was built for launching laser light into fibers for Fabry Perot velocity measurements of shock-driven surfaces. The fiber injector uses commercial mounts on mini-rails. Dielectric-coated beamsplitters provide accurate amplitude division. Minimal adjustments for stable operation are permitted by the use of a real-time video-viewer. The video system includes a non-linear camera for CW alignment and a linearized camera with a frame grabber for pulsed measurement and analysis. All 20-injection points are displayed on a single monitor. Optical requirements are given for image relay and magnification. Stimulated Brillouin scattering limitations on high-power are quantified.

  14. Stable, free-standing Ge nanocrystals

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    Sharp, I.D.; Xu, Q.; Liao, C.Y.; Yi, D.O.; Beeman, J.W.; Liliental-Weber, Z.; Yu, K.M.; Zakharov, D.N.; Ager III, J.W.; Chrzan,D.C.; Haller, E.E.

    2005-01-28

    Free-standing Ge nanocrystals that are stable under ambient conditions have been synthesized in a two-step process. First, nanocrystals with a mean diameter of 5 nm are grown in amorphous SiO{sub 2} by ion implantation followed by thermal annealing. The oxide matrix is then removed by selective etching in diluted HF to obtain free-standing nanocrystals on a Si wafer. After etching, nanocrystals are retained on the surface and the size distribution is not significantly altered. Free-standing nanocrystals are stable under ambient atmospheric conditions, suggesting formation of a self-limiting native oxide layer. For free-standing as opposed to embedded Ge nanocrystals, an additional amorphous-like contribution to the Raman spectrum is observed and is assigned to surface reconstruction-induced disordering of near-surface atoms.

  15. Comparison of stable isotope reference samples

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    Coplen, Tyler B.; Kendall, Carol; Hopple, Jessica

    1983-03-01

    Use of light stable isotope ratio measurements has proliferated in the past decade. The need for procuring additional stable isotope reference materials was recognized at an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) consultants' meeting convened in 19761. This group recommended acquisition of two carbonates, two carbon dioxide samples, a biotite, a sulphate, and other reference materials. We report here on the mass-spectrometric analysis of these and other reference samples in a single laboratory to minimize interlaboratory calibration errors. A result of this work is an improved equation for relating the PDB isotope scale (belemnite from the Peedee Formation of South Carolina adopted in the 1950s as a reference in palaeotemperature studies2) to the V-SMOW (Vienna-Standard Mean Ocean Water) scale1.

  16. Observation of stable-vector vortex solitons.

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    Izdebskaya, Yana; Assanto, Gaetano; Krolikowski, Wieslaw

    2015-09-01

    We report on the first experimental observation of stable-vector vortex solitons in nonlocal nonlinear media with a reorientational response, such as nematic liquid crystals. These solitons consist of two co-polarized, mutually trapped beams of different colors, a bright fundamental spatial soliton, and a nonlinear optical vortex. The nonlinear vortex component, which is normally unstable in nonlinear media, is stabilized and confined here by the highly nonlocal refractive potential induced by the soliton. PMID:26368742

  17. Quantifying uncertainty in stable isotope mixing models

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    Davis, Paul; Syme, James; Heikoop, Jeffrey; Fessenden-Rahn, Julianna; Perkins, George; Newman, Brent; Chrystal, Abbey E.; Hagerty, Shannon B.

    2015-05-01

    Mixing models are powerful tools for identifying biogeochemical sources and determining mixing fractions in a sample. However, identification of actual source contributors is often not simple, and source compositions typically vary or even overlap, significantly increasing model uncertainty in calculated mixing fractions. This study compares three probabilistic methods, Stable Isotope Analysis in R (SIAR), a pure Monte Carlo technique (PMC), and Stable Isotope Reference Source (SIRS) mixing model, a new technique that estimates mixing in systems with more than three sources and/or uncertain source compositions. In this paper, we use nitrate stable isotope examples (δ15N and δ18O) but all methods tested are applicable to other tracers. In Phase I of a three-phase blind test, we compared methods for a set of six-source nitrate problems. PMC was unable to find solutions for two of the target water samples. The Bayesian method, SIAR, experienced anchoring problems, and SIRS calculated mixing fractions that most closely approximated the known mixing fractions. For that reason, SIRS was the only approach used in the next phase of testing. In Phase II, the problem was broadened where any subset of the six sources could be a possible solution to the mixing problem. Results showed a high rate of Type I errors where solutions included sources that were not contributing to the sample. In Phase III some sources were eliminated based on assumed site knowledge and assumed nitrate concentrations, substantially reduced mixing fraction uncertainties and lowered the Type I error rate. These results demonstrate that valuable insights into stable isotope mixing problems result from probabilistic mixing model approaches like SIRS. The results also emphasize the importance of identifying a minimal set of potential sources and quantifying uncertainties in source isotopic composition as well as demonstrating the value of additional information in reducing the uncertainty in calculated mixing fractions.

  18. Mechanisms for stable single bubble sonoluminescence

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    Brenner, M.P.; Lohse, D.; Oxtoby, D.; Dupont, T.F.

    1996-02-01

    A gas bubble trapped in water by an oscillating acoustic field is expected to either shrink or grow on a diffusive time scale, depending on the forcing strength and the bubble size. At high ambient gas concentration this has long been observed. However, recent sonoluminescence experiments show that when the ambient gas concentration is low the bubble can be stable for days. This paper discusses mechanisms leading to stability. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}

  19. Complex symmetric matrices with strongly stable iterates

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    Tadmor, E.

    1985-01-01

    Complex-valued symmetric matrices are studied. A simple expression for the spectral norm of such matrices is obtained, by utilizing a unitarily congruent invariant form. A sharp criterion is provided for identifying those symmetric matrices whose spectral norm is not exceeding one: such strongly stable matrices are usually sought in connection with convergent difference approximations to partial differential equations. As an example, the derived criterion is applied to conclude the strong stability of a Lax-Wendroff scheme.

  20. Overview and first results from project STABLE (STAble Boundary Layer Experiment)

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    Weber, A.H.; Kurzeja, R.J.

    1988-01-01

    The STABLE project (STAble Boundary Layer Experiment) is a multiyear research effort conceived in 1984 by the Savannah River Laboratory (SRL) and planned by several research groups to study turbulence and diffusion in the stable boundary layer (SBL). The program was jointly planned by Department of Energy (DOE) affiliated laboratories and universities including SRL, Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division (ATDD) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), North Carolina State University (NCSU), and The Pennsylvania State University. STABLE's goals are to determine the spatial and temporal distribution of turbulent events during the nighttime, to determine the validity of present models and theories in describing the structure and evolution of the SBL, to determine the role of waves and intermittent turbulence in dispersing chemicals, and to determine better parameterization for describing the mean state and intermittent events in the SBL. By taking advantage of special facility, the program seeks to economize effort and cost. 1 ref., 7 figs.

  1. Calculation of substrate flux using stable isotopes.

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    Rosenblatt, J; Wolfe, R R

    1988-04-01

    The use of stable isotope tracers to calculate substrate kinetics in humans is favored over the use of radioactive isotopes because of their greater safety and versatility. However, potential complications not met when dealing with radioactive tracers are caused by 1) the natural occurrence of the stable isotope used as a tracer and 2) the necessity to administer the tracer in an amount that cannot be treated as "massless." We therefore found it desirable to derive a theoretically valid equation for calculating the rate of appearance, Ra, of a substrate under steady-state conditions using a stable isotope tracer. This theoretically valid equation yields results that differ from those of the equations conventionally used to calculate (endogenous) Ra in steady state. Quantitative determination of the error in one of these equations revealed that for tracers commonly used in metabolic studies the error is negligible, whereas the error made in the other equation is likely to be quite high in commonly encountered situations. Finally, to allow for proper use of different definitions of isotopic enrichment that have arisen from practical considerations, we use the results derived above to determine valid equations for Ra appropriate to the two prevalent definitions. PMID:3354666

  2. Detonation of Meta-stable Clusters

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    Kuhl, Allen; Kuhl, Allen L.; Fried, Laurence E.; Howard, W. Michael; Seizew, Michael R.; Bell, John B.; Beckner, Vincent; Grcar, Joseph F.

    2008-05-31

    We consider the energy accumulation in meta-stable clusters. This energy can be much larger than the typical chemical bond energy (~;;1 ev/atom). For example, polymeric nitrogen can accumulate 4 ev/atom in the N8 (fcc) structure, while helium can accumulate 9 ev/atom in the excited triplet state He2* . They release their energy by cluster fission: N8 -> 4N2 and He2* -> 2He. We study the locus of states in thermodynamic state space for the detonation of such meta-stable clusters. In particular, the equilibrium isentrope, starting at the Chapman-Jouguet state, and expanding down to 1 atmosphere was calculated with the Cheetah code. Large detonation pressures (3 and 16 Mbar), temperatures (12 and 34 kilo-K) and velocities (20 and 43 km/s) are a consequence of the large heats of detonation (6.6 and 50 kilo-cal/g) for nitrogen and helium clusters respectively. If such meta-stable clusters could be synthesized, they offer the potential for large increases in the energy density of materials.

  3. A stable snow-atmosphere coupled mode

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    Zhao, Liang; Zhu, Yuxiang; Liu, Haiwen; Liu, Zhongfang; Liu, Yanju; Li, Xiuping; Chen, Zhou

    2016-01-01

    Snow is both an important lower boundary forcing of the atmosphere and a response to atmospheric forcing in the extratropics. It is still unclear whether a stable snow-atmosphere coupled mode exists in the extratropics, like the ENSO in the tropics. Using Sliding Correlation analysis over Any Window, the present study quantitatively evaluates the stability of coupling relationships between the major modes of winter snow over the Northern Hemisphere and the winter atmospheric Arctic Oscillation (AO), the Antarctic Oscillation (AAO) and the Siberian High over the period 1872-2010, and discusses their possible relationships for different seasons. Results show that the first mode of the winter snow cover fraction and the winter AO together constitute a stable snow-atmosphere coupled mode, the SNAO. The coupled mode is stronger during recent decades than before. The snow anomaly over Europe is one key factor of the SNAO mode due to the high stability there, and the polar vortex anomaly in the atmosphere is its other key factor. The continuity of signals in the SNAO between autumn and winter is weaker than that between winter and spring. The second winter snow mode is generally stably correlated with the winter AAO and was more stable before the 1970s. The AAO signal with boreal snow has a strong continuity in seasonal transition. Generally, through these coupled modes, snow and atmosphere can interact in the same season or between different seasons: autumn snow can influence the winter atmosphere; the winter atmosphere can influence spring snow.

  4. Stable carbon isotope analysis of coprocessing materials

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    Lancet, M.S.; Winschel, R.A.; Burke, F.P.

    1991-01-01

    Consol R D is developing and demonstrating stable carbon isotope analysis as a method to quantitatively distinguish coal-derived and petroleum-derived carbon in products from coal/petroleum coprocessing. The approach taken is to develop the method, then demonstrate its application an authentic continuous-unit products. The experimental details used for stable carbon isotope analyses by the organization that performs most of those analyses under this contract are described. A method was developed previously under this contract to correct the carbon sourcing calculations performed from stable carbon isotope analyses for selective isotopic fractionation. The method relies on three assumptions. This quarter, a study was completed to define the sensitivity of the carbon sourcing results to errors in the assumptions. Carbon contents and carbon isotope ratios were determined for the available feeds and product fractions from HRI bench-scale coprocessing Run 238-10 (Texas lignite/Hondo vacuum still bottoms (VSB), Texas lignite/Cold Lake VSB and Westerholt coal/Cold Lake VSB). These data were used for carbon sourcing calculations and individual feedstock conversion calculations. A previously devised means for correcting for selective isotope fractionation was applied. 6 refs., 30 figs., 16 tabs.

  5. The evolutionarily stable distribution of fitness effects.

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    Rice, Daniel P; Good, Benjamin H; Desai, Michael M

    2015-05-01

    The distribution of fitness effects (DFE) of new mutations is a key parameter in determining the course of evolution. This fact has motivated extensive efforts to measure the DFE or to predict it from first principles. However, just as the DFE determines the course of evolution, the evolutionary process itself constrains the DFE. Here, we analyze a simple model of genome evolution in a constant environment in which natural selection drives the population toward a dynamic steady state where beneficial and deleterious substitutions balance. The distribution of fitness effects at this steady state is stable under further evolution and provides a natural null expectation for the DFE in a population that has evolved in a constant environment for a long time. We calculate how the shape of the evolutionarily stable DFE depends on the underlying population genetic parameters. We show that, in the absence of epistasis, the ratio of beneficial to deleterious mutations of a given fitness effect obeys a simple relationship independent of population genetic details. Finally, we analyze how the stable DFE changes in the presence of a simple form of diminishing-returns epistasis. PMID:25762525

  6. Mössbauer, electron paramagnetic resonance, and theoretical studies of a carbene-based all-ferrous Fe4S4 cluster: electronic origin and structural identification of the unique spectroscopic site.

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    Chakrabarti, Mrinmoy; Deng, Liang; Holm, R H; Münck, Eckard; Bominaar, Emile L

    2009-04-01

    It is well established that the cysteinate-coordinated [Fe(4)S(4)] cluster of the iron protein of nitrogenase from Azotobacter vinelandii (Av2) can attain the all-ferrous core oxidation state. Mössbauer and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) studies have shown that the all-ferrous cluster has a ground-state spin S = 4 and an effective 3:1 site symmetry in the spin structure and (57)Fe quadrupole interactions. Recently, Deng and Holm reported the synthesis of [Fe(4)S(4)(Pr(i)(2)NHCMe(2))(4)],(2) (1; Pr(i)(2)NHCMe(2) = 1,3-diisopropyl-4,5-dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene) and showed that the all-ferrous carbene-coordinated cluster is amenable to physicochemical studies. Mössbauer and EPR studies of 1, reported here, reveal that the electronic structure of this complex is strikingly similar to that of the protein-bound cluster, suggesting that the ground-state spin and the 3:1 site ratio are consequences of spontaneous distortions of the cluster core. To gain insight into the origin of the peculiar ground state of the all-ferrous clusters in 1 and Av2, we have studied a theoretical model that is based on a Heisenberg-Dirac-van Vleck Hamiltonian whose exchange-coupling constants are a function of the Fe-Fe distances. By combining the exchange energies with the elastic deformation energies in the harmonic approximation, we obtain for a T(2) distortion a minimum with spin S = 4 and a C(3v) core structure in which one iron is unique and three irons are equivalent. This minimum has all of the spectroscopic and structural characteristics of the all-ferrous clusters of 1 and Av2. Our analysis maps the unique spectroscopic iron site to a specific site in the X-ray structure of the [Fe(4)S(4)](0) core both in complex 1 and in Av2. PMID:19326927

  7. Development of a Safety Management Web Tool for Horse Stables

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    Leppälä, Jarkko; Kolstrup, Christina Lunner; Pinzke, Stefan; Rautiainen, Risto; Saastamoinen, Markku; Särkijärvi, Susanna

    2015-01-01

    Simple Summary A new web tool for equine activities, InnoHorse, was developed to support horse stable managers in business, safety, pasture and manure management. The aim of the safety section of the web tool was to raise awareness of safety issues in daily horse stable activities. This section contains a safety checklist, stable safety map and good practices to support human health and horse welfare and to prevent injuries in horse-related activities. Reviews of the literature and statistics, empirical horse stable case studies, expert panel workshops and stakeholder interviews were utilized in designing the web tool. Abstract Managing a horse stable involves risks, which can have serious consequences for the stable, employees, clients, visitors and horses. Existing industrial or farm production risk management tools are not directly applicable to horse stables and they need to be adapted for use by managers of different types of stables. As a part of the InnoEquine project, an innovative web tool, InnoHorse, was developed to support horse stable managers in business, safety, pasture and manure management. A literature review, empirical horse stable case studies, expert panel workshops and stakeholder interviews were carried out to support the design. The InnoHorse web tool includes a safety section containing a horse stable safety map, stable safety checklists, and examples of good practices in stable safety, horse handling and rescue planning. This new horse stable safety management tool can also help in organizing work processes in horse stables in general. PMID:26569319

  8. Quantifying uncertainty in stable isotope mixing models

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    Davis, Paul; Syme, James; Heikoop, Jeffrey; Fessenden-Rahn, Julianna; Perkins, George; Newman, Brent; Chrystal, Abbey E.; Hagerty, Shannon B.

    2015-05-19

    Mixing models are powerful tools for identifying biogeochemical sources and determining mixing fractions in a sample. However, identification of actual source contributors is often not simple, and source compositions typically vary or even overlap, significantly increasing model uncertainty in calculated mixing fractions. This study compares three probabilistic methods, SIAR [Parnell et al., 2010] a pure Monte Carlo technique (PMC), and Stable Isotope Reference Source (SIRS) mixing model, a new technique that estimates mixing in systems with more than three sources and/or uncertain source compositions. In this paper, we use nitrate stable isotope examples (δ15N and δ18O) but all methods tested are applicable to other tracers. In Phase I of a three-phase blind test, we compared methods for a set of six-source nitrate problems. PMC was unable to find solutions for two of the target water samples. The Bayesian method, SIAR, experienced anchoring problems, and SIRS calculated mixing fractions that most closely approximated the known mixing fractions. For that reason, SIRS was the only approach used in the next phase of testing. In Phase II, the problem was broadened where any subset of the six sources could be a possible solution to the mixing problem. Results showed a high rate of Type I errors where solutions included sources that were not contributing to the sample. In Phase III some sources were eliminated based on assumed site knowledge and assumed nitrate concentrations, substantially reduced mixing fraction uncertainties and lowered the Type I error rate. These results demonstrate that valuable insights into stable isotope mixing problems result from probabilistic mixing model approaches like SIRS. The results also emphasize the importance of identifying a minimal set of potential sources and quantifying uncertainties in source isotopic composition as well as demonstrating the value of additional information in reducing the uncertainty in calculated mixing fractions.

  9. Quantifying uncertainty in stable isotope mixing models

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    Davis, Paul; Syme, James; Heikoop, Jeffrey; Fessenden-Rahn, Julianna; Perkins, George; Newman, Brent; Chrystal, Abbey E.; Hagerty, Shannon B.

    2015-05-19

    Mixing models are powerful tools for identifying biogeochemical sources and determining mixing fractions in a sample. However, identification of actual source contributors is often not simple, and source compositions typically vary or even overlap, significantly increasing model uncertainty in calculated mixing fractions. This study compares three probabilistic methods, SIAR [Parnell et al., 2010] a pure Monte Carlo technique (PMC), and Stable Isotope Reference Source (SIRS) mixing model, a new technique that estimates mixing in systems with more than three sources and/or uncertain source compositions. In this paper, we use nitrate stable isotope examples (δ15N and δ18O) but all methods testedmore » are applicable to other tracers. In Phase I of a three-phase blind test, we compared methods for a set of six-source nitrate problems. PMC was unable to find solutions for two of the target water samples. The Bayesian method, SIAR, experienced anchoring problems, and SIRS calculated mixing fractions that most closely approximated the known mixing fractions. For that reason, SIRS was the only approach used in the next phase of testing. In Phase II, the problem was broadened where any subset of the six sources could be a possible solution to the mixing problem. Results showed a high rate of Type I errors where solutions included sources that were not contributing to the sample. In Phase III some sources were eliminated based on assumed site knowledge and assumed nitrate concentrations, substantially reduced mixing fraction uncertainties and lowered the Type I error rate. These results demonstrate that valuable insights into stable isotope mixing problems result from probabilistic mixing model approaches like SIRS. The results also emphasize the importance of identifying a minimal set of potential sources and quantifying uncertainties in source isotopic composition as well as demonstrating the value of additional information in reducing the uncertainty in calculated mixing fractions.« less

  10. Stable isotopic analyses in paleoclimatic reconstruction

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    Wigand, P.E.

    1995-09-01

    Most traditional paleoclimatic proxy data have inherent time lags between climatic input and system response that constrain their use in accurate reconstruction of paleoclimate chronology, scaling of its variability, and the elucidation of the processes that determine its impact on the biotic and abiotic environment. With the exception of dendroclimatology, and studies of short-lived organisms and pollen recovered from annually varved lacustrine sediments, significant periods of time ranging from years, to centuries, to millennia may intervene between climate change and its first manifestation in paleoclimatic proxy data records. Reconstruction of past climate through changes in plant community composition derived from pollen sequences and plant remains from ancient woodrat middens, wet environments and dry caves all suffer from these lags. However, stable isotopic analyses can provide more immediate indication of biotic response to climate change. Evidence of past physiological response of organisms to changes in effective precipitation as climate varies can be provided by analyses of the stable isotopic content of plant macrofossils from various contexts. These analyses consider variation in the stable isotopic (hydrogen, oxygen and carbon) content of plant tissues as it reflects (1) past global or local temperature through changes in meteoric (rainfall) water chemistry in the case of the first two isotopes, and (2) plant stress through changes in plant respiration/transpiration processes under differing water availability, and varying atmospheric CO, composition (which itself may actually be a net result of biotic response to climate change). Studies currently being conducted in the Intermountain West indicate both long- and short-term responses that when calibrated with modem analogue studies have the potential of revealing not only the timing of climate events, but their direction, magnitude and rapidity.

  11. Stable water layers on solid surfaces.

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    Hong, Ying-Jhan; Tai, Lin-Ai; Chen, Hung-Jen; Chang, Pin; Yang, Chung-Shi; Yew, Tri-Rung

    2016-02-17

    Liquid layers adhered to solid surfaces and that are in equilibrium with the vapor phase are common in printing, coating, and washing processes as well as in alveoli in lungs and in stomata in leaves. For such a liquid layer in equilibrium with the vapor it faces, it has been generally believed that, aside from liquid lumps, only a very thin layer of the liquid, i.e., with a thickness of only a few nanometers, is held onto the surface of the solid, and that this adhesion is due to van der Waals forces. A similar layer of water can remain on the surface of a wall of a microchannel after evaporation of bulk water creates a void in the channel, but the thickness of such a water layer has not yet been well characterized. Herein we showed such a water layer adhered to a microchannel wall to be 100 to 170 nm thick and stable against surface tension. The water layer thickness was measured using electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS), and the water layer structure was characterized by using a quantitative nanoparticle counting technique. This thickness was found for channel gap heights ranging from 1 to 5 μm. Once formed, the water layers in the microchannel, when sealed, were stable for at least one week without any special care. Our results indicate that the water layer forms naturally and is closely associated only with the surface to which it adheres. Our study of naturally formed, stable water layers may shed light on topics from gas exchange in alveoli in biology to the post-wet-process control in the semiconductor industry. We anticipate our report to be a starting point for more detailed research and understanding of the microfluidics, mechanisms and applications of gas-liquid-solid systems. PMID:26856872

  12. Quantitative microbial ecology through stable isotope probing.

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    Hungate, Bruce A; Mau, Rebecca L; Schwartz, Egbert; Caporaso, J Gregory; Dijkstra, Paul; van Gestel, Natasja; Koch, Benjamin J; Liu, Cindy M; McHugh, Theresa A; Marks, Jane C; Morrissey, Ember M; Price, Lance B

    2015-11-01

    Bacteria grow and transform elements at different rates, and as yet, quantifying this variation in the environment is difficult. Determining isotope enrichment with fine taxonomic resolution after exposure to isotope tracers could help, but there are few suitable techniques. We propose a modification to stable isotope probing (SIP) that enables the isotopic composition of DNA from individual bacterial taxa after exposure to isotope tracers to be determined. In our modification, after isopycnic centrifugation, DNA is collected in multiple density fractions, and each fraction is sequenced separately. Taxon-specific density curves are produced for labeled and nonlabeled treatments, from which the shift in density for each individual taxon in response to isotope labeling is calculated. Expressing each taxon's density shift relative to that taxon's density measured without isotope enrichment accounts for the influence of nucleic acid composition on density and isolates the influence of isotope tracer assimilation. The shift in density translates quantitatively to isotopic enrichment. Because this revision to SIP allows quantitative measurements of isotope enrichment, we propose to call it quantitative stable isotope probing (qSIP). We demonstrated qSIP using soil incubations, in which soil bacteria exhibited strong taxonomic variations in (18)O and (13)C composition after exposure to [(18)O]water or [(13)C]glucose. The addition of glucose increased the assimilation of (18)O into DNA from [(18)O]water. However, the increase in (18)O assimilation was greater than expected based on utilization of glucose-derived carbon alone, because the addition of glucose indirectly stimulated bacteria to utilize other substrates for growth. This example illustrates the benefit of a quantitative approach to stable isotope probing. PMID:26296731

  13. Quantifying uncertainty in stable isotope mixing models

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    Davis, Paul; Syme, James; Heikoop, Jeffrey; Fessenden-Rahn, Julianna; Perkins, George; Newman, Brent; Chrystal, Abbey E.; Hagerty, Shannon B.

    2015-05-19

    Mixing models are powerful tools for identifying biogeochemical sources and determining mixing fractions in a sample. However, identification of actual source contributors is often not simple, and source compositions typically vary or even overlap, significantly increasing model uncertainty in calculated mixing fractions. This study compares three probabilistic methods, SIAR [Parnell et al., 2010] a pure Monte Carlo technique (PMC), and Stable Isotope Reference Source (SIRS) mixing model, a new technique that estimates mixing in systems with more than three sources and/or uncertain source compositions. In this paper, we use nitrate stable isotope examples (?15N and ?18O) but all methods tested are applicable to other tracers. In Phase I of a three-phase blind test, we compared methods for a set of six-source nitrate problems. PMC was unable to find solutions for two of the target water samples. The Bayesian method, SIAR, experienced anchoring problems, and SIRS calculated mixing fractions that most closely approximated the known mixing fractions. For that reason, SIRS was the only approach used in the next phase of testing. In Phase II, the problem was broadened where any subset of the six sources could be a possible solution to the mixing problem. Results showed a high rate of Type I errors where solutions included sources that were not contributing to the sample. In Phase III some sources were eliminated based on assumed site knowledge and assumed nitrate concentrations, substantially reduced mixing fraction uncertainties and lowered the Type I error rate. These results demonstrate that valuable insights into stable isotope mixing problems result from probabilistic mixing model approaches like SIRS. The results also emphasize the importance of identifying a minimal set of potential sources and quantifying uncertainties in source isotopic composition as well as demonstrating the value of additional information in reducing the uncertainty in calculated mixing fractions.

  14. Stable, Electroinactive Wetting Agent For Fuel Cells

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    Prakash, Surya G.; Olah, George A.; Narayanan, Sekharipuram R.; Surampudi, Subbarao; Halpert, Gerald

    1994-01-01

    Straight-chain perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (C8 acid) identified as innocuous and stable wetting agent for use with polytetrafluoroethylene-containing electrodes in liquid-feed direct-oxidation fuel cells suggested for use in vehicles and portable power supplies. C8 acid in small concentrations in aqueous liquid solutions of methanol, trimethoxymethane, dimethoxymethane, and trioxane enables oxidation of these substances by use of commercially available electrodes of type designed originally for use with gases. This function specific to C8 acid molecule and not achieved by other related perfluorolkanesulfonic acids.

  15. Stable metallization for diamond and other materials

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    Bachli, Andreas (Inventor); Kolawa, Elzbieta (Inventor); Nicolet, Marc-Aurele (Inventor); Vandersande, Jan W. (Inventor)

    2000-01-01

    An adherent and metallurgically stable metallization system for diamond is presented. The big improvement in metallurgical stability is attributed to the use of a ternary, amorphous Ti--Si--N diffusion barrier. No diffusion between the layers and no delamination of the metallization was observed after annealing the schemes at 400.degree. C. for 100 hours and at 900.degree. C. for 30 minutes. Thermal cycling experiments in air from -65 to 155.degree. C. and adhesion tests were performed. Various embodiments are disclosed.

  16. Medical management of chronic stable angina

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    Wee, Yong; Burns, Kylie; Bett, Nicholas

    2015-01-01

    Summary Stable angina pectoris is characterised by typical exertional chest pain that is relieved by rest or nitrates. Risk stratification of patients is important to define prognosis, to guide medical management and to select patients suitable for revascularisation. Medical treatment aims to relieve angina and prevent cardiovascular events. Beta blockers and calcium channel antagonists are first-line options for treatment. Short-acting nitrates can be used for symptom relief. Low-dose aspirin and statins are prescribed to prevent cardiovascular events. PMID:26648642

  17. Chromium stable isotope fractionation during adsorption

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    Ellis, A.; Johnson, T.; Bullen, T.

    2003-04-01

    Chromium is a common anthropogenic contaminant in ground water. It is redox-active; the two common valences in natural waters are Cr(VI), which is highly soluble and toxic, and Cr(III), which is relatively insoluble. Redox reactions control Cr mobility in aqueous solutions with Cr(VI) reduction to Cr(III) controlling the attenuation of Cr in groundwater. Our previous study demonstrated that abiotic Cr(VI) reduction causes an isotope fractionation of -3.5 permil (53Cr/52Cr) and isotopes can therefore be used to calculate the extent of reduction. In the present study, experiments were conducted to measure Cr isotope fractionation during Cr(VI) sorption on Al203. Sorption of Cr(VI) could be important as a small isotope fractionation may get amplified along the edges of a Cr(VI) contaminated plume. A previous study demonstrated a similar process with Fe isotopes on anion exchange resin. Initial solutions of 200 mg/l Cr(VI) (as K2Cr2O7) and 0.1 mM KCl were made up. Sufficient solid Al203 was added to achieve 50% sorption. After equilibration, the solution was extracted by centrifuging and filtering with a 0.2 micron filter. Al203 was then added again to result in a further 50% sorption of the remaining Cr(VI). This process was repeated 10 times to amplify any isotopic fractionation between dissolved and adsorbed Cr(VI). The instantaneous stable isotope fractionation was calculated based on the δ 53Cr values of the initial and final Cr(VI) solutions. The results show that the stable isotope values measured in the solutions after the ten steps were within the uncertainty of the isotope value of the initial solution. Therefore, no significant stable isotope fractionation occurred. We are presently conducting experiments with goethite and expect similar results. Therefore, any fractionation of chromium stable isotopes observed in contaminant plumes are a result of processes other than adsorption (i.e., reduction).

  18. Generation of Stable Overlaps between Antiparallel Filaments

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    Johann, D.; Goswami, D.; Kruse, K.

    2015-09-01

    During cell division, sister chromatids are segregated by the mitotic spindle, a bipolar assembly of interdigitating antiparallel polar filaments called microtubules. Establishing a stable overlap region is essential for maintenance of bipolarity, but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Using a particle-based stochastic model, we find that the interplay of motors and passive cross-linkers can robustly generate partial overlaps between antiparallel filaments. In this situation, motors reduce the overlap in a length-dependent manner, whereas passive cross-linkers increase it independently of the length. In addition to maintaining structural integrity, passive cross-linkers can thus also have a dynamic role for overlap size regulation.

  19. Stable carbon isotope measurements using laser spectroscopy

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    Sauke, T. B.; Becker, J. F.

    1991-01-01

    The 2300 cm(exp -1) spectral region is especially interesting because (12)CO2 and (13)CO2 bands overlap in such a way that their rotational lines have approximately equal absorbance at the anticipated isotopic ratio (approximately 90) of carbon on Earth and Mars. Pairs of rotational lines we have studied are separated by as little as 0.050 cm(exp -1), but are well resolved with a tunable diode laser. Using sophisticated sweep integration and signal averaging techniques, we have measured the stable isotope ratio in carbon dioxide to a precision of better than 1 percent.

  20. Stable carbon isotope analysis of coprocessing materials

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    Winschel, R.A.; Lancet, M.S.; Burke, F.P.

    1991-04-01

    This is the final report which was a thirty-four month project conducted to develop and demonstrate stable carbon isotope analysis as a method to quantitatively distinguish the source of carbon in products of coal/petroleum coprocessing. The work included assessing precision, accuracy, the range of application and the significance of selective isotopic fractionation effects. A method was devised to correct for selective isotopic fractionation errors. The method was demonstrated through application with samples from twelve continuous-unit coprocessing tests. A data base of carbon isotope analyses is appended. 21 refs.

  1. Asymptotic approaches to marginally stable resonators.

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    Nagel, J; Rogovin, D; Avizonis, P; Butts, R

    1979-09-01

    We present analytical solutions valid for large Fresnel number of the Fresnel-Kirchhoff integral equation for marginally stable resonators, for the specific case of flat circular mirrors. The asymptotic approaches used for curved mirrors have been extended to the waveguide region given by m < 1 + 1/ radicalN. The resonator modes are expressed in terms of a slowly varying core term similar in form to the electromagnetic fields of a closed resonator and a small, rapidly oscillating term arising from diffraction around the mirror edge. PMID:19687883

  2. Fast and stable electrical discharge machining (EDM)

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    Wu, Jianyang; Zhou, Ming; Xu, Xiaoyi; Yang, Jianwei; Zeng, Xiangwei; Xu, Donghui

    2016-05-01

    In order to improve EDM performances, the most important issue is to develop a highly stable control system. As a serious defect in EDM adaptive control system by minimum-variance control law, the occasional instability deterred its full applications in industries. This paper focuses on stabilizing EDM process by establishing a new minimum-variance and pole-placement coupled control law. Based on real-time estimation of EDM process model parameters, this adaptive control system directly controls electrode discharging cycle not only to follow a specified gap state for fast machining but also to track the dynamical response of a reference model for stabilizing EDM process. Confirmation experiment demonstrates that this control system can timely adjust electrode discharging cycle in terms of different machining situations quantified as a series of varied gap states to maintain a stable and fast fabrication. The adaptive control system by this newly developed control law exhibits its superior machining ability and capability of stabilizing sparking process to those of the adaptive control system by minimum-variance control law. The adaptive system has actually theoretically and technically solved the stability issue puzzled EDM circle for decades.

  3. Color stable manganese-doped phosphors

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    Lyons, Robert Joseph; Setlur, Anant Achyut; Deshpande, Anirudha Rajendra; Grigorov, Ljudmil Slavchev

    2012-08-28

    A process for preparing color stable Mn.sup.+4 doped phosphors includes providing a phosphor of formula I; A.sub.x[MF.sub.y]:Mn.sup.+4 I and contacting the phosphor in particulate form with a saturated solution of a composition of formula II in aqueous hydrofluoric acid; A.sub.x[MF.sub.y]; II wherein A is Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, NR.sub.4 or a combination thereof; M is Si, Ge, Sn, Ti, Zr, Al, Ga, In, Sc, Y, La, Nb, Ta, Bi, Gd, or a combination thereof; R is H, lower alkyl, or a combination thereof; x is the absolute value of the charge of the [MF.sub.y] ion; and y is 5, 6 or 7. In particular embodiments, M is Si, Ge, Sn, Ti, Zr, or a combination thereof. A lighting apparatus capable of emitting white light includes a semiconductor light source; and a phosphor composition radiationally coupled to the light source, and which includes a color stable Mn.sup.+4 doped phosphor.

  4. Stable isotopes of lead for source identification.

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    Rabinowitz, M B

    1995-01-01

    Lead is unique among all the metals in having variations among mining districts in the relative abundances of its stable (non-radioactive) isotopes. Since first described in 1927, many applications have been reported, mostly for geological uses. More recently archeological, environmental, bio-kinetic and public health uses have been found. The abundances of the four stable isotopes are usually determined with specialized mass spectrometry using rapid mass scanning cycles or multiple collectors. The relative abundances are commonly expressed as 206/204, 206/207, and 206/208 atomic ratios. Precision of 0.5% for 206/204 and even better (0.03%) for the other pairs are obtainable. The three ratios co-vary strongly and depend on when the ore was formed. This provides a tracer for following a particular batch of lead, since the ratio can only change when the lead is mixed with a different lead. A major limitation of this method is that it is useful only to those problems where the potential sources are isotopically distinct and few in number. The covariance of the ratios usually allows for only two sources to be considered. Potential sources can often be ruled out. PMID:8523487

  5. Stable Lithium Argon compounds under high pressure

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    Li, Xiaofeng; Hermann, Andreas; Peng, Feng; Lv, Jian; Wang, Yanchao; Wang, Hui; Ma, Yanming

    2015-01-01

    High pressure can fundamentally alter the bonding patterns of chemical elements. Its effects include stimulating elements thought to be “inactive” to form unexpectedly stable compounds with unusual chemical and physical properties. Here, using an unbiased structure search method based on CALYPSO methodology and density functional total energy calculations, the phase stabilities and crystal structures of Li−Ar compounds are systematically investigated at high pressure up to 300 GPa. Two unexpected LimArn compounds (LiAr and Li3Ar) are predicted to be stable above 112 GPa and 119 GPa, respectively. A detailed analysis of the electronic structure of LiAr and Li3Ar shows that Ar in these compounds attracts electrons and thus behaves as an oxidizing agent. This is markedly different from the hitherto established chemical reactivity of Ar. Moreover, we predict that the P4/mmm phase of Li3Ar has a superconducting transition temperature of 17.6 K at 120 GPa. PMID:26582083

  6. Thermodynamically stable superstructures in binary alloys

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    Nelson, Lance

    2009-10-01

    Adding a second metal to another can induce the formation of ordered superstructures. These ordered phases have properties that are desireable in many industrial, manufacturing and technological applications. Our goal is to find which of the thousands of possible superstructures are thermodynamically stable through the use of computational tools. Owing to the many superstructures that are possible, as well as the complex nature of some of these, DFT calculations become impractical for searching for these superstructures. We employ a cluster expansion method, which uses energy information from a relatively small number of structures and fits that information to a set of interaction types. Because the resulting expansion provides a fast way to compute energies, we can use it to calculate the energies of the thousands of other superstructures. Specifically, I discuss the use of the cluster expansion on two binary alloys: AgPd and MgZn. Palladium alloys are of interest in the fabrication of jewelry, and a stable ordered phase at some concentrations would be a breakthrough for the jewelry manufacturers. Magnesium alloys are of interest because of their strength and light weight. They are being used increasingly in the manufacturing of things such as airplanes and automobiles. A cheap alloying agent that promotes the formation of an ordered structure would be a breakthrough.

  7. Prediction of new thermodynamically stable aluminum oxides

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    Liu, Yue; Oganov, Artem R.; Wang, Shengnan; Zhu, Qiang; Dong, Xiao; Kresse, Georg

    2015-01-01

    Recently, it has been shown that under pressure, unexpected and counterintuitive chemical compounds become stable. Laser shock experiments (A. Rode, unpublished) on alumina (Al2O3) have shown non-equilibrium decomposition of alumina with the formation of free Al and a mysterious transparent phase. Inspired by these observations, we have explored the possibility of the formation of new chemical compounds in the system Al-O. Using the variable-composition structure prediction algorithm USPEX, in addition to the well-known Al2O3, we have found two extraordinary compounds Al4O7 and AlO2 to be thermodynamically stable in the pressure ranges 330-443 GPa and above 332 GPa, respectively. Both of these compounds at the same time contain oxide O2− and peroxide O22− ions, and both are insulating. Peroxo-groups are responsible for gap states, which significantly reduce the electronic band gap of both Al4O7 and AlO2. PMID:25830780

  8. Stable magnesium peroxide at high pressure

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    Lobanov, Sergey S.; Zhu, Qiang; Holtgrewe, Nicholas; Prescher, Clemens; Prakapenka, Vitali B.; Oganov, Artem R.; Goncharov, Alexander F.

    2015-01-01

    Rocky planets are thought to comprise compounds of Mg and O as these are among the most abundant elements, but knowledge of their stable phases may be incomplete. MgO is known to be remarkably stable to very high pressure and chemically inert under reduced condition of the Earth’s lower mantle. However, in exoplanets oxygen may be a more abundant constituent. Here, using synchrotron x-ray diffraction in laser-heated diamond anvil cells, we show that MgO and oxygen react at pressures above 96 GPa and T = 2150 K with the formation of I4/mcm MgO2. Raman spectroscopy detects the presence of a peroxide ion (O22−) in the synthesized material as well as in the recovered specimen. Likewise, energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy confirms that the recovered sample has higher oxygen content than pure MgO. Our finding suggests that MgO2 may be present together or instead of MgO in rocky mantles and rocky planetary cores under highly oxidized conditions. PMID:26323635

  9. Stable isotope enrichment using a plasma centrifuge

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    Krishnan, Mahadevan; Bures, Brian; Madden, Robert

    2012-10-01

    A primary goal of the Department of Energy's Isotope Development and Production for Research and Applications Program (Isotope Program) within the Office of Nuclear Physics (NP) is to produce isotopes that are in short supply in the U.S. and of which there exists no or insufficient domestic commercial production capability. A vacuum arc plasma centrifuge is a rigid rotor column of metal plasma in which centrifugal forces re-distribute ions radially according to their mass/charge ratio. Early work demonstrated rotation at 2 million rpm and separation of various stable isotopes. The spinning plasma column had a Gaussian flux profile, peaked on the rigid rotor axis. This work adopts a more efficient approach, with the plasma created as a hollow column, wherein the flux is concentrated at larger radii where the centrifugal action is highest. By tailoring the vacuum arc discharge geometry, the rotation rate can also be increased to ˜10 million rpm. Data from Cu, Al and other metal plasmas will be presented and discussed in light of enriched stable isotopes needed for research and medicine.

  10. New Stable Isotope Tropical Paleoclimate Proxies

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    Lawrence, J. R.

    2005-05-01

    Organized tropical rain systems such as tropical cyclones (TC) and mesoscale convective systems (MCS) produce both water vapor and rainfall with distinctly low isotope ratios. This lowering is caused by recyling of water in organized systems. Therefore, fresh water carbonate organisms have considerable potential to act as proxy recorders of these systems. Ostracoda are ephemeral making them especially attractive candidates. Tropical trees offer another opportunity because the low isotopic spikes produced in both soil waters when heavy rains result and ambient water vapor surronding the trees may be recorded in the tree cellulose. Ostracoda living in the surface waters derived from Tropical Storm Allison (2001) document the passage of the storm in their oxygen isotope ratios. The stable isotopic composition of water vapor along the southwest coast of Mexico shows considerable variation in response to TC and MCS activity offshore even when no rain falls in the region. Potentially a long-term record of this activity may be found in the stable isotopic composition of trees providing low elevation trees of sufficient longevity can be found.

  11. Stable bubble oscillations beyond Blake's critical threshold.

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    Hegedűs, Ferenc

    2014-04-01

    The equilibrium radius of a single spherical bubble containing both non-condensable gas and vapor is determined by the mechanical balance at the bubble interface. This expression highlights the fact that decreasing the ambient pressure below the so called Blake's critical threshold, the bubble has no equilibrium state at all. In the last decade many authors have tried to find evidence for the existence of stable bubble oscillation under harmonic forcing in this regime, that is, they have tried to stabilize the bubble motion applying ultrasonic radiation on the bubble. The available numerical results provide only partial proof for the existence as they are usually based on linearized or weakly nonlinear (higher order approximation) bubble models. Here, based on numerical techniques of the modern nonlinear and bifurcation theory, the existence of stable bubble motion has been proven without any restrictions in nonlinearities. Although the model, applied in this paper, is the rather simple Rayleigh-Plesset equation, the presented technique can be extended to more complex bubble models easily. PMID:24485747

  12. Stable magnesium peroxide at high pressure.

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    Lobanov, Sergey S; Zhu, Qiang; Holtgrewe, Nicholas; Prescher, Clemens; Prakapenka, Vitali B; Oganov, Artem R; Goncharov, Alexander F

    2015-01-01

    Rocky planets are thought to comprise compounds of Mg and O as these are among the most abundant elements, but knowledge of their stable phases may be incomplete. MgO is known to be remarkably stable to very high pressure and chemically inert under reduced condition of the Earth's lower mantle. However, in exoplanets oxygen may be a more abundant constituent. Here, using synchrotron x-ray diffraction in laser-heated diamond anvil cells, we show that MgO and oxygen react at pressures above 96 GPa and T = 2150 K with the formation of I4/mcm MgO2. Raman spectroscopy detects the presence of a peroxide ion (O2(2-)) in the synthesized material as well as in the recovered specimen. Likewise, energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy confirms that the recovered sample has higher oxygen content than pure MgO. Our finding suggests that MgO2 may be present together or instead of MgO in rocky mantles and rocky planetary cores under highly oxidized conditions. PMID:26323635

  13. Electrochemical Fractionation of Molybdenum Stable Isotopes

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    Crawford, J.; Black, J.; Wasylenki, L.; Gordon, G.; Anbar, A.; Kavner, A.

    2008-12-01

    Stable isotope signatures were measured from Molybdenum (Mo) electrodeposited from aqueous solution. As potential varied from -1.35 V to -2.00 V (relative to Ag/AgCl), fractionation decreases from Δ97/95Mo = -1.3 ‰ to -0.9 ‰ (Δ97/95Mo defined as the difference in the 97Mo/95Mo ratio of deposited Mo relative to aqueous Mo). Natural variations of δ97/95Mo span a range of ~ 3 ‰ [Barling, J. and Anbar, A. D., EPSL. 2004, 217: 315], therefore, charge transfer driven fractionation may be responsible for some of the observed variation in Mo stable isotope geochemistry. Following previous approaches with Fe and Zn [Kavner, A. et al. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 2005, 69: 2971; 2008, 72: 1731], Mo was plated in a three-electrode cell from a neutral to slightly alkaline solution (pH ~ 8.7). Voltage was held constant during electrodeposition using an Autolab Potentiostat. In all experiments, less than 0.5 % of the Mo was deposited, which insures that the plating reservoir remains at an approximately constant isotopic composition. Plated Mo was then recovered in acid, and the isotopic composition of samples and stock solutions were measured using a Thermo Scientific Neptune MC-ICP-MS. These experiments show that the redox process induces an isotopic signature with respect to the starting material, with a trend showing that fractionation decreases as a function of applied voltage.

  14. Stable interior, showing center aisle, stalls, and feed troughs. View ...

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    Stable interior, showing center aisle, stalls, and feed troughs. View looking southwest - Fort Hill Farm, Stable, West of Staunton (Roanoke) River between Turkey & Caesar's Runs, Clover, Halifax County, VA

  15. 2. Historic American Buildings Survey 'Stable and Smoke House' Photocopy ...

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    2. Historic American Buildings Survey 'Stable and Smoke House' Photocopy of Plate XXX From: Brown, Glenn, The Octagon, Washington, N.D. - Octagon House, Stable, 1799 New York Avenue Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

  16. Stable strontium isotope fractionation in synthetic barite

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    Widanagamage, Inoka H.; Schauble, Edwin A.; Scher, Howie D.; Griffith, Elizabeth M.

    2014-12-01

    The mineral barite (BaSO4) accommodates strontium (Sr) in its crystal structure, providing an archive of Sr-isotopes (87Sr/86Sr and δ88/86Sr) in the highly stable sulfate mineral. We investigated mass dependent stable Sr-isotope fractionation (Δ88/86Sr = δ88/86Srsolid - δ88/86Srsolution) during inorganic precipitation of barite from a barium-rich solution by addition of sulfate under controlled conditions and compared this to equilibrium isotopic fractionation calculated using Density Functional Theory modeling. Sr-substituted barite is predicted to have lower 88Sr/86Sr than any other studied species, and at 25 °C will be about 0.6-0.7‰ lower than the two modeled Sr(H2O)82+-bearing salts that could approximate aqueous Sr2+. This agrees in direction and order of magnitude with experimental results that estimate equilibrium Sr-isotope fractionation in barite to be 0.3‰ lower than aqueous Sr2+ at ∼20 °C. The high ionic strength of some of the precipitating solutions (up to 1 M) and potential differences in the average coordination number of aqueous Sr2+ add to uncertainty in a direct comparison of the calculated equilibrium isotopic fractionation values with the experimental results. Stable Sr-isotope fractionation varied along with the distribution coefficient of Sr [Kd(Sr) = [Sr/Ba]barite/[Sr/Ba]solution], which is a function of both temperature and barite saturation state. However the relationship between mass dependent isotopic fractionation and Kd(Sr) is different for conditions of changing temperature versus barite saturation state. With increasing temperature (from 5 to 40 °C), the barite phase became isotopically lighter (Δ88/86Sr = -0.29‰ to -0.41‰). Conversely, with increasing saturation state (saturation index of barite = 3.0-4.3) the barite phase became isotopically heavier (Δ88/86Sr = -0.25‰ to -0.10‰). These observations suggest chemical kinetic effects control isotopic fractionation rather than equilibrium temperature effects. The relationship with saturation state indicates the potential presence of a diffusive boundary layer. Barite crystal morphology appears to be affected by the diffusion rate of solute (sulfate) to the growing crystal surface relative to the overall growth rate of barite crystals during precipitation.

  17. Magnetic properties of 1:2 mixed cobalt(II) salicylaldehyde Schiff-base complexes with pyridine ligands carrying high-spin carbenes (Scar = 2/2, 4/2, 6/2, and 8/2) in dilute frozen solutions: role of organic spin in heterospin single-molecule magnets.

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    Karasawa, Satoru; Nakano, Kimihiro; Yoshihara, Daisuke; Yamamoto, Noriko; Tanokashira, Jun-ichi; Yoshizaki, Takahito; Inagaki, Yuji; Koga, Noboru

    2014-06-01

    The 1:2 mixtures of Co(p-tolsal)2, p-tolsal = N-p-tolylsalicylideniminato, and diazo-pyridine ligands, DXpy; X = 1, 2, 3l, 3b, and 4, in MTHF solutions were irradiated at cryogenic temperature to form the corresponding 1:2 cobalt-carbene complexes Co(p-tolsal)2(CXpy)2, with Stotal = 5/2, 9/2, 13/2, 13/2, and 17/2, respectively. The resulting Co(p-tolsal)2(CXpy)2, X = 1, 2, 3l, 3b, and 4, showed magnetic behaviors characteristic of heterospin single-molecule magnets with effective activation barriers, Ueff/kB, of 40, 65, 73, 72, and 74 K, for reorientation of the magnetic moment and temperature-dependent hysteresis loops with a coercive force, Hc, of ∼0, 6.2, 10, 6.5, and 9.0 kOe at 1.9 K, respectively. The relaxation times, τQ, due to a quantum tunneling of magnetization (QTM) were estimated to be 1.6 s for Co(p-tolsal)2(C1py)2, ∼2.0 × 10(3) s for Co(p-tolsal)2(C2py)2, and >10(5) s for Co(p-tolsal)2(CXpy)2; X = 3b, 3l, and 4. In heterospin complexes, organic spins, carbenes interacted with the cobalt ion to suppress the QTM pathway, and the τQ value increased with increasing the Stotal values. PMID:24816331

  18. Perceptual Learning Immediately Yields New Stable Motor Coordination

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    Wilson, Andrew D.; Snapp-Childs, Winona; Bingham, Geoffrey P.

    2010-01-01

    Coordinated rhythmic movement is specifically structured in humans. Movement at 0[degrees] mean relative phase is maximally stable, 180[degrees] is less stable, and other coordinations can, but must, be learned. Variations in perceptual ability play a key role in determining the observed stabilities so we investigated whether stable movements can…

  19. Reactions of a stable silylene with halocarbons.

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    Delawar, Mahmood; Gehrhus, Barbara; Hitchcock, Peter B

    2005-09-01

    An unusual product formation is observed for the insertion reaction of the thermally stable silylene Si[(NCH(2)Bu(t))(2)C(6)H(4)-1,2][abbrev. as Si(NN)] into the carbon-halogen bond of alkyl or aryl halides RHal (Hal=Cl, Br). In general, depending on the halogen, the reaction either results in a disilane of type (NN)Si(Hal)-(R)Si(NN) for Hal=Cl or a mixture of disilane and the monosilane (NN)Si(R)(Hal) for Hal=Br. The results are put into context to previously suggested mechanisms. The disilane (NN)Si(Hal)-(R)Si(NN)(Hal=Cl or Br) is thermally labile and mild thermolysis yields the corresponding monosilane (NN)Si(R)(Hal) and silylene 1. Additionally, strong evidence is presented for a radical pathway for the reaction of 1 and RHal. PMID:16094485

  20. Bounded excursion stable gravastars and black holes

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    Rocha, P; Da Silva, M F; Wang, Anzhong; Santos, N O E-mail: yasuda@on.br E-mail: mfasnic@gmail.com E-mail: anzhong_wang@baylor.edu

    2008-06-15

    Dynamical models of prototype gravastars were constructed in order to study their stability. The models are the Visser-Wiltshire three-layer gravastars, in which an infinitely thin spherical shell of stiff fluid divides the whole spacetime into two regions, where the internal region is de Sitter, and the external one is Schwarzschild. It is found that in some cases the models represent the 'bounded excursion' stable gravastars, where the thin shell is oscillating between two finite radii, while in other cases they collapse until the formation of black holes occurs. In the phase space, the region for the 'bounded excursion' gravastars is very small in comparison to that of black holes, but not empty. Therefore, although the possibility of the existence of gravastars cannot be excluded from such dynamical models, our results indicate that, even if gravastars do indeed exist, that does not exclude the possibility of the existence of black holes.

  1. Stable homotopical algebra and [Gamma]-spaces

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    Schwede, Stefan

    1999-03-01

    In this paper we advertise the category of [Gamma]-spaces as a convenient framework for doing ‘algebra’ over ‘rings’ in stable homotopy theory. [Gamma]-spaces were introduced by Segal [Se] who showed that they give rise to a homotopy category equivalent to the usual homotopy category of connective (i.e. ([minus sign]1)-connected) spectra. Bousfield and Friedlander [BF] later provided model category structures for [Gamma]-spaces. The study of ‘rings, modules and algebras’ based on [Gamma]-spaces became possible when Lydakis [Ly] introduced a symmetric monoidal smash product with good homotopical properties. Here we develop model category structures for modules and algebras, set up (derived) smash products and associated spectral sequences and compare simplicial modules and algebras to their Eilenberg-MacLane spectra counterparts.

  2. Super Stable Ferroelectrics with High Curie Point

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    Gao, Zhipeng; Lu, Chengjia; Wang, Yuhang; Yang, Sinuo; Yu, Yuying; He, Hongliang

    2016-04-01

    Ferroelectric materials are of great importance in the sensing technology due to the piezoelectric properties. Thermal depoling behavior of ferroelectrics determines the upper temperature limit of their application. So far, there is no piezoelectric material working above 800 °C available. Here, we show Nd2Ti2O7 with a perovskite-like layered structure has good resistance to thermal depoling up to 1400 °C. Its stable behavior is because the material has only 180° ferroelectric domains, complex structure change at Curie point (Tc) and their sintering temperature is below their Tc, which avoided the internal stresses produced by the unit cell volume change at Tc. The phase transition at Tc shows a first order behavior which involving the tilting and rotation of the octahedron. The Curie – Weiss temperature is calculated, which might explain why the thermal depoling starts at about 1400 °C.

  3. Stable isotope investigations of chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons.

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    Abrajano, T.; Heraty, L. J.; Holt, B. D.; Huang, L.; Sturchio, N. C.

    1999-06-01

    Stable isotope ratio measurements for carbon (C) and chlorine (Cl) can be used to elucidate the processes affecting transformation and transportation of chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons (CAHs) in the environment. Methods recently developed in our laboratory for isotopic analysis of CAHs have been applied to laboratory measurements of the kinetic isotope effects associated with aerobic degradation of dichloromethane (DCM) and with both anaerobic and aerobic cometabolic degradation of trichlomethene (TCE) in batch and column microbial cultures. These experimental determinations of fractionation factors are crucial for understanding the behavior of CAHs in complex natural systems, where the extent of biotransformation can be masked by dispersion and volatilization. We have also performed laboratory investigations of kinetic isotope effects accompanying evaporation of CAHs, as well as field investigations of natural attenuation and in situ remediation of CAHs in a number of contaminated shallow aquifers at sites operated by the federal government and the private sector.

  4. Towards stable silicon nanoarray hybrid solar cells

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    He, W. W.; Wu, K. J.; Wang, K.; Shi, T. F.; Wu, L.; Li, S. X.; Teng, D. Y.; Ye, C. H.

    2014-01-01

    Silicon nanoarray hybrid solar cells benefit from the ease of fabrication and the cost-effectiveness of the hybrid structure, and represent a new research focus towards the utilization of solar energy. However, hybrid solar cells composed of both inorganic and organic components suffer from the notorious stability issue, which has to be tackled before the hybrid solar cells could become a viable alternative for harvesting solar energy. Here we show that Si nanoarray/PEDOT:PSS hybrid solar cells with improved stability can be fabricated via eliminating the water inclusion in the initial formation of the heterojunction between Si nanoarray and PEDOT:PSS. The Si nanoarray hybrid solar cells are stable against rapid degradation in the atmosphere environment for several months without encapsulation. This finding paves the way towards the real-world applications of Si nanoarray hybrid solar cells.

  5. Development of stable lyophilized protein drug products.

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    Remmele, Richard L; Krishnan, Sampathkumar; Callahan, William J

    2012-03-01

    Freeze drying, or lyophilization is widely used for biopharmaceuticals to improve the long term storage stability of labile molecules. This review examines general theory and practice of rational lyophilization of biopharmaceuticals. Formulation development involving the selection of appropriate excipients, their associated physical properties, and mechanism of action in achieving a stable drug product are primary considerations for a successful lyophilization program. There are several parameters considered critical on the basis of their relationship to lyophilization cycle development and protein product stability. This along with the importance of analytical methods to provide insight toward understanding properties of drug product stability and cake structure are discussed. Also, aspects of instability found in lyophilized biopharmaceutical products, their degradation pathways and control are elucidated. Finally, container-closure requirements and drug product handling are described in context of the caveats to avoid compromising drug product quality. PMID:22283723

  6. Stable Pentaquarks from Strange Chiral Multiplets

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    Silas Beane

    2004-12-01

    The assumption of strong diquark correlations in the QCD spectrum suggests flavor multiplets of hadrons that are degenerate in the chiral limit. Generally it would be unnatural for there to be degeneracy in the hadron spectrum that is not protected by a QCD symmetry. Here we show--for pentaquarks constructed from diquarks--that these degeneracies can be naturally protected by the full chiral symmetry of QCD. The resulting chiral multiplet structure recovers the ideally-mixed pentaquark mass spectrum of the diquark model, and interestingly, requires that the axial couplings of the pentaquarks to states outside the degenerate multiplets vanish in the chiral limit. This result suggests that if these hadrons exist, they are stable in the chiral limit and therefore have widths that scale as the fourth power of the kaon mass over the chiral symmetry breaking scale. Natural-size widths are of order a few MeV.

  7. Stable Targets for Spaceborne Microwave Radiometer Calibration

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    Njoku, Eni G.; Chan, S. K.; Armstrong, R. L.; Brodzik, M. J.; Savoie, M. H.; Knowles, K.

    2006-01-01

    Beginning in the 1970s, continuous observations of the Earth have been made by spaceborne microwave radiometers. Since these instruments have different observational characteristics, care must be taken in combining their data to form consistent long term records of brightness temperatures and derived geophysical quantities. To be useful for climate studies, data from different instruments must be calibrated relative to each other and to reference targets on the ground whose characteristics are stable and can be monitored continuously. Identifying such targets over land is not straightforward due to the heterogeneity and complexity of the land surface and cover. In this work, we provide an analysis of multi-sensor brightness temperature statistics over ocean, tropical forest, and ice sheet locations, spanning the period from 1978 to the present, and indicate the potential of these sites as continuous calibration monitoring targets.

  8. Super Stable Ferroelectrics with High Curie Point

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    Gao, Zhipeng; Lu, Chengjia; Wang, Yuhang; Yang, Sinuo; Yu, Yuying; He, Hongliang

    2016-01-01

    Ferroelectric materials are of great importance in the sensing technology due to the piezoelectric properties. Thermal depoling behavior of ferroelectrics determines the upper temperature limit of their application. So far, there is no piezoelectric material working above 800 °C available. Here, we show Nd2Ti2O7 with a perovskite-like layered structure has good resistance to thermal depoling up to 1400 °C. Its stable behavior is because the material has only 180° ferroelectric domains, complex structure change at Curie point (Tc) and their sintering temperature is below their Tc, which avoided the internal stresses produced by the unit cell volume change at Tc. The phase transition at Tc shows a first order behavior which involving the tilting and rotation of the octahedron. The Curie – Weiss temperature is calculated, which might explain why the thermal depoling starts at about 1400 °C. PMID:27053338

  9. Stable NRM and mineralogy in Allende - Chondrules

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    Wasilewski, P. J.; Saralker, C.

    1982-01-01

    The main objective of the present investigation is related to a description of the magnetic and mineralogic contrasts between chondrules which have a natural remanent magnetization (NRM) vector that is ultrastable during alternating field (AF) demagnetization, and those which have unstable NRM vectors when subjected to the same treatment. The results presented in the present investigation together with new magnetic results from Allende listed in a summary provided by Wasilewski (1981) are used as a basis to argue that the stable NRM in Allende was acquired during a sulfidation event. Attention is given to magnetic phases in Allende, experimental results obtained in magnetic studies conducted with 20 chondrules, and a magnetization model for Allende.

  10. Stable carbon isotope analysis of coprocessing materials

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    Winschel, R.A.; Lancet, M.S.; Burke, F.P.

    1990-07-01

    Consol R D is developing and demonstrating stable carbon isotope analysis as a method to quantitatively distinguish coal-derived and petroleum-derived carbon in products from coal/petroleum coprocessing. The approach taken is to develop the method, then demonstrate its application on authentic continuous-unit products. The significance of selective isotopic fractionation is being determined and, if necessary, corrections will be applied to account for it. Precision, accuracy and range of applicability are being defined. The value of accessory analytical techniques also is being assessed. The program is designed to address a substantial, demonstrated need of coprocessing research (both exploratory and development) for a technique to quantitatively distinguish the contributions of the individual coprocessing feedstocks to the various products. The carbon isotope technique currently is in routine use for other applications. Progress is discussed. 7 refs., 7 figs., 12 tabs.

  11. Ultra-Stable Superconducting-Maser Oscillator

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    Strayer, Donald M.; Dick, G. John

    1989-01-01

    Unprecedented stability of frequency in superconducting, triple-cavity ruby maser oscillator achieved by incorporation of amplitude-control subsystem. New design enhances ultra-stable measurements of time by reducing fluctuations to 2 X 10 to negative 19th power routinely, and to as little as 10 to negative 20th power in exceptional cases. Currents induced in superconducting pickup coil by changes in magnetic field in ruby. Currents from coil fed to superconducting quantum-interference device (SQUID) magnetometer, output used to generate control signal for electronically variable attenuator. Attenuator varies pump-signal amplitude in response to magnetic-field fluctuations in ruby. Very high feedback-loop gain used for sensitivity of control and adequate compensation of fluctuations.

  12. Open String Instantons and Relative Stable Morphisms

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    Song, Yun S.

    2001-04-27

    We show how topological open string theory amplitudes can be computed by using relative stable morphisms in the algebraic category. We achieve our goal by explicitly working through an example which has been previously considered by Ooguri and Vafa from the point of view of physics. By using the method of virtual localization, we successfully reproduce their results for multiple covers of a holomorphic disc, whose boundary lies in a Lagrangian submanifold of a Calabi-Yau 3-fold, by Riemann surfaces with arbitrary genera and number of boundary components. In particular we show that in the case we consider there are no open string instantons with more than one boundary component ending on the Lagrangian submanifold.

  13. Modelling of the Evolving Stable Boundary Layer

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    Sorbjan, Zbigniew

    2014-06-01

    A single-column model of the evolving stable boundary layer (SBL) is tested for self-similar properties of the flow and effects of ambient forcing. The turbulence closure of the model is diagnostic, based on the K-theory approach, with a semi-empirical form of the mixing length, and empirical stability functions of the Richardson number. The model results, expressed in terms of local similarity scales, are universal functions, satisfied in the entire SBL. Based on similarity expression, a realizability condition is derived for the minimum allowable turbulent heat flux in the SBL. Numerical experiments show that the development of "horse-shoe" shaped, fixed-elevation hodographs in the interior of the SBL around sunrise is controlled by effects imposed by surface thermal forcing.

  14. Stable Structures of Metal Monatomic Chains

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    Ormeci, Alim; Ciraci, Salim

    2000-03-01

    Recently, monatomic gold chains containing four or more atoms were manufactured experimentally(H. Ohnishi, Y. Kondo and K. Takayanagi, Nature 395), 780 (1998); A. Yanson, G. Rubio Bollinger, H. E. van den Brom, N. Agrait, and J. M. van Ruitenbeek, ibid., 783.. These experimental achievements raised the question of the stability of one-dimensional monatomic chains. In order to address this question we have studied the stable structures of various chains of metal atoms by carrying out first-principles electronic structure calculations based on a full-potential linear-muffin-tin orbital method. We have considered linear monatomic chains, linear dimerized chains and zigzag chains as possible chain geometries. Furthermore, each chain is made from a different kind of atom, namely, Au, Cu, Al and Na, so that we can investigate the effect of different valence structures on the stability.

  15. A versatile temperature-stable ECG simulator.

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    Shorten, G P; Burke, M J

    2011-02-01

    The use of ECG recordings as a diagnostic tool relies heavily on the fidelity of the recorded signal. ECG signal synthesis is therefore vital in the testing and commissioning of ECG recording equipment. A number of signal generators have been previously presented in the literature, however the platforms they were developed on have become dated and more importantly their architectures do not provide a temperature-stable generator capable of operating at the necessary levels of precision in the voltage range required. The shortcomings of previous instruments are overcome here using a novel approach to the digital and analogue stages of the signal conditioning process. It offers significantly increased precision over the 100 ?V-10 mV amplitude range, includes voltage offset correction and full temperature stability. The devices capability has been analysed and tested significantly more than any of its predecessors, and the results demonstrate it is a significant step forward in ECG signal synthesis. PMID:21231826

  16. Stable nonlinear Mach-Zehnder fiber switch

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    Digonnet, Michel J. F.; Shaw, H. John; Pantell, Richard H.; Sadowski, Robert W.

    1999-01-01

    An all-optical fiber switch is implemented within a short Mach-Zehnder interferometer configuration. The Mach-Zehnder switch is constructed to have a high temperature stability so as to minimize temperature gradients and other thermal effects which result in undesirable instability at the output of the switch. The Mach-Zehnder switch of the preferred embodiment is advantageously less than 2 cm in length between couplers to be sufficiently short to be thermally stable, and full switching is accomplished by heavily doping one or both of the arms between the couplers so as to provide a highly nonlinear region within one or both of the arms. A pump input source is used to affect the propagation characteristics of one of the arms to control the output coupling ratio of the switch. Because of the high nonlinearity of the pump input arm, low pump powers can be used, thereby alleviating difficulties and high cost associated with high pump input powers.

  17. Design of laser diode stable output system

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    Liu, Bo; Cao, Rui-ming

    2008-03-01

    High-stability output's system of laser diode is introduced in this paper. The system which is based on the MCU of MSP430 has been designed light power feedback loop and coller of TEC. It includes stable current, protecting circuit, light power feedback loop, temperature controlling, power display and so on. It is also able to control and show the power at the real time. The power could be set by botton too. The software of slow start up, slow close and the protecting relay are adopted by MCU. DRV592 is introduced as PWM driver to control the current of TEC. The duty cycle is generate by MCU. In order to control temperature, it is changed to influence the current of TEC. The power that is sampled by photodiode which is integrated in the laser diode is controlled by the micro-processing. The laser is monitored by voltage control circuit and current control circuit at the real time.

  18. Super Stable Ferroelectrics with High Curie Point.

    PubMed

    Gao, Zhipeng; Lu, Chengjia; Wang, Yuhang; Yang, Sinuo; Yu, Yuying; He, Hongliang

    2016-01-01

    Ferroelectric materials are of great importance in the sensing technology due to the piezoelectric properties. Thermal depoling behavior of ferroelectrics determines the upper temperature limit of their application. So far, there is no piezoelectric material working above 800 °C available. Here, we show Nd2Ti2O7 with a perovskite-like layered structure has good resistance to thermal depoling up to 1400 °C. Its stable behavior is because the material has only 180° ferroelectric domains, complex structure change at Curie point (Tc) and their sintering temperature is below their Tc, which avoided the internal stresses produced by the unit cell volume change at Tc. The phase transition at Tc shows a first order behavior which involving the tilting and rotation of the octahedron. The Curie - Weiss temperature is calculated, which might explain why the thermal depoling starts at about 1400 °C. PMID:27053338

  19. Stable operating regime for traveling wave devices

    DOEpatents

    Carlsten, Bruce E.

    2000-01-01

    Autophase stability is provided for a traveling wave device (TWD) electron beam for amplifying an RF electromagnetic wave in walls defining a waveguide for said electromagnetic wave. An off-axis electron beam is generated at a selected energy and has an energy noise inherently arising from electron gun. The off-axis electron beam is introduced into the waveguide. The off-axis electron beam is introduced into the waveguide at a second radius. The waveguide structure is designed to obtain a selected detuning of the electron beam. The off-axis electron beam has a velocity and the second radius to place the electron beam at a selected distance from the walls defining the waveguide, wherein changes in a density of the electron beam due to the RF electromagnetic wave are independent of the energy of the electron beam to provide a concomitant stable operating regime relative to the energy noise.

  20. Ultra-stable oscillator with complementary transistors

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    Kleinberg, L. L. (Inventor)

    1974-01-01

    A high frequency oscillator, having both good short and long term stability, is formed by including a piezoelectric crystal in the base circuit of a first bi-polar transistor circuit, the bi-polar transistor itself operated below its transitional frequency and having its emitter load chosen so that the input impedance, looking into the base thereof, exhibits a negative resistance in parallel with a capacitive reactance. Combined with this basic circuit is an auxiliary, complementary, second bi-polar transistor circuit of the same form with the piezoelectric crystal being common to both circuits. By this configuration small changes in quiescent current are substantially cancelled by opposite variations in the second bi-polar transistor circuit, thereby achieving from the oscillator a signal having its frequency of oscillation stable over long time periods as well as short time periods.

  1. Deciphering Ecohydrological Interactions Using Stable Isotopes

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    McDonnell, J.; Evaristo, J. A.; Jasechko, S.

    2014-12-01

    Deciphering the nature of ecohydrological interconnections and scaling that knowledge gained at single points to watersheds is challenging. One tool that that has proved useful in this regard is stable isotope tracing. Single isotope studies have been used recently to quantify landuse change effects on streamflow source apportionment and ecological effects on transit time distributions of water at the catchment scale. However, most work to date has assumed that plant transpiration, groundwater recharge and streamflow are all sourced or mediated by the same well mixed reservoir—the soil. Recent work in Oregon and Mexico has shown evidence of ecohydrological separation, whereby different subsurface compartmentalized pools of water supply either plant transpiration fluxes or the combined fluxes of groundwater recharge and streamflow. However, these findings have not yet been widely tested. Here we assemble the first dual isotope database for δ2H and δ18O extracted from 47 globally-distributed stable isotopic datasets. We use these data to test the ecohydrological separation hypothesis. We combine this dual isotope dataset with global precipitation, streamwater, groundwater and soil water datasets. Our results show that precipitation, streamwater and groundwater from the 47 sites plot approximately along the δ2H/δ18O slope of eight, suggesting that local precipitation inputs supply streamwater and groundwater. Soil waters extracted from the 47 studies plot below the regression of local streamwater and groundwater with a slope of 6.6±0.05 ‰. Local plant xylem waters from our matched dataset plot on a slope 6.6±0.07 ‰ consistent with local soil waters. The tight association of soil water slopes and not that of local groundwater or streamflow suggests that plants use soil water that does not itself contribute to groundwater recharge or stream water. This ubiquity of subsurface water compartmentalization is surprising and has important implications for how we conceptualize ecohydrological interactions in changing environments.

  2. Stable isotope analysis in primatology: a critical review.

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    Sandberg, Paul A; Loudon, James E; Sponheimer, Matt

    2012-11-01

    Stable isotope analysis has become an important tool in ecology over the last 25 years. A wealth of ecological information is stored in animal tissues in the relative abundances of the stable isotopes of several elements, particularly carbon and nitrogen, because these isotopes navigate through ecological processes in predictable ways. Stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes have been measured in most primate taxonomic groups and have yielded information about dietary content, dietary variability, and habitat use. Stable isotopes have recently proven useful for addressing more fine-grained questions about niche dynamics and anthropogenic effects on feeding ecology. Here, we discuss stable carbon and nitrogen isotope systematics and critically review the published stable carbon and nitrogen isotope data for modern primates with a focus on the problems and prospects for future stable isotope applications in primatology. PMID:23015270

  3. Tungsten Stable Isotope Compositions of Ferromanganese Crusts

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    Abraham, K.; Barling, J.; Hein, J. R.; Schauble, E. A.; Halliday, A. N.

    2014-12-01

    We report the first accurate and precise data for mass-dependent fractionation of tungsten (W) stable isotopes, using a double spike technique and MC-ICPMS. Results are expressed relative to the NIST 3136 W isotope standard as per mil deviations in 186W/184W (δ186W). Although heavy element mass-dependent fractionations are expected to be small, Tl and U both display significant low temperature isotopic fractionations. Theoretical calculations indicate that W nuclear volume isotopic effects should be smaller than mass-dependent fractionations at low temperatures. Hydrogenetic ferromanganese (Fe-Mn) crusts precipitate directly from seawater and have been used as paleoceanographic recorders of temporal changes in seawater chemistry. Crusts are strongly enriched in W and other metals, and are a promising medium for exploring W isotopic variability. Tungsten has a relatively long residence time in seawater of ~61,000 years, mainly as the tungstate ion (WO42-). Water depth profiles show conservative behaviour. During adsorption on Fe-Mn crusts, W species form inner-sphere complexes in the hexavalent (W6+) state. The major host phase is thought to be Mn oxides and the lighter W isotope is expected to be absorbed preferentially. Surface scrapings of 13 globally distributed hydrogenetic Fe-Mn crusts display δ186W from -0.08 to -0.22‰ (±0.03‰, 2sd). A trend toward lighter W isotope composition exists with increasing water depth (~1500 to ~5200m) and W concentration. One hydrothermal Mn-oxide sample is anomalously light and Mn nodules are both heavy and light relative to Fe-Mn crusts. Tungsten speciation depends on concentration, pH, and time in solution and is not well understood because of the extremely slow kinetics of the reactions. In addition, speciation of aqueous and/or adsorbed species might be sensitive to pressure, showing similar thermodynamic stability but different effective volumes. Thus, W stable isotopes might be used as a water-depth barometer in marine environments; time-series in Fe-Mn crusts may show a heavier isotope composition in older crust layers due to the shallower water environments in the early history of the seamounts on which the crusts grow.

  4. Stable nuclear transformation of Eudorina elegans

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Background A fundamental step in evolution was the transition from unicellular to differentiated, multicellular organisms. Volvocine algae have been used for several decades as a model lineage to investigate the evolutionary aspects of multicellularity and cellular differentiation. There are two well-studied volvocine species, a unicellular alga (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii) and a multicellular alga with differentiated cell types (Volvox carteri). Species with intermediate characteristics also exist, which blur the boundaries between unicellularity and differentiated multicellularity. These species include the globular alga Eudorina elegans, which is composed of 16–32 cells. However, detailed molecular analyses of E. elegans require genetic manipulation. Unfortunately, genetic engineering has not yet been established for Eudorina, and only limited DNA and/or protein sequence information is available. Results Here, we describe the stable nuclear transformation of E. elegans by particle bombardment using both a chimeric selectable marker and reporter genes from different heterologous sources. Transgenic algae resistant to paromomycin were achieved using the aminoglycoside 3′-phosphotransferase VIII (aphVIII) gene of Streptomyces rimosus, an actinobacterium, under the control of an artificial promoter consisting of two V. carteri promoters in tandem. Transformants exhibited an increase in resistance to paromomycin by up to 333-fold. Co-transformation with non-selectable plasmids was achieved with a rate of 50 - 100%. The luciferase (gluc) gene from the marine copepod Gaussia princeps, which previously was engineered to match the codon usage of C. reinhardtii, was used as a reporter gene. The expression of gluc was mediated by promoters from C. reinhardtii and V. carteri. Heterologous heat shock promoters induced an increase in luciferase activity (up to 600-fold) at elevated temperatures. Long-term stability and both constitutive and inducible expression of the co-bombarded gluc gene was demonstrated by transcription analysis and bioluminescence assays. Conclusions Heterologous flanking sequences, including promoters, work in E. elegans and permit both constitutive and inducible expression of heterologous genes. Stable nuclear transformation of E. elegans is now routine. Thus, we show that genetic engineering of a species is possible even without the resources of endogenous genes and promoters. PMID:23402598

  5. Magneto-hydrodynamically stable axisymmetric mirrorsa)

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    Ryutov, D. D.; Berk, H. L.; Cohen, B. I.; Molvik, A. W.; Simonen, T. C.

    2011-09-01

    Making axisymmetric mirrors magnetohydrodynamically (MHD) stable opens up exciting opportunities for using mirror devices as neutron sources, fusion-fission hybrids, and pure-fusion reactors. This is also of interest from a general physics standpoint (as it seemingly contradicts well-established criteria of curvature-driven instabilities). The axial symmetry allows for much simpler and more reliable designs of mirror-based fusion facilities than the well-known quadrupole mirror configurations. In this tutorial, after a summary of classical results, several techniques for achieving MHD stabilization of the axisymmetric mirrors are considered, in particular: (1) employing the favorable field-line curvature in the end tanks; (2) using the line-tying effect; (3) controlling the radial potential distribution; (4) imposing a divertor configuration on the solenoidal magnetic field; and (5) affecting the plasma dynamics by the ponderomotive force. Some illuminative theoretical approaches for understanding axisymmetric mirror stability are described. The applicability of the various stabilization techniques to axisymmetric mirrors as neutron sources, hybrids, and pure-fusion reactors are discussed; and the constraints on the plasma parameters are formulated.

  6. Exotic stable cesium polynitrides at high pressure

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    Peng, Feng; Han, Yunxia; Liu, Hanyu; Yao, Yansun

    2015-11-01

    New polynitrides containing metastable forms of nitrogen are actively investigated as potential high-energy-density materials. Using a structure search method based on the CALYPSO methodology, we investigated the stable stoichiometries and structures of cesium polynitrides at high pressures. Along with the CsN3, we identified five new stoichiometric compounds (Cs3N, Cs2N, CsN, CsN2, and CsN5) with interesting structures that may be experimentally synthesizable at modest pressures (i.e., less than 50 GPa). Nitrogen species in the predicted structures have various structural forms ranging from single atom (N) to highly endothermic molecules (N2, N3, N4, N5, N6) and chains (N∞). Polymeric chains of nitrogen were found in the high-pressure C2/c phase of CsN2. This structure contains a substantially high content of single N-N bonds that exceeds the previously known nitrogen chains in pure forms, and also exhibit metastability at ambient conditions. We also identified a very interesting CsN crystal that contains novel N44‑ anion. To our best knowledge, this is the first time a charged N4 species being reported. Results of the present study suggest that it is possible to obtain energetic polynitrogens in main-group nitrides under high pressure.

  7. Color stable manganese-doped phosphors

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    Lyons, Robert Joseph; Setlur, Anant Achyut; Deshpande, Anirundha Rajendra; Grigorov, Ljudmil Slavchev

    2014-04-29

    A lighting apparatus capable of emitting white light includes a semiconductor light source; and a phosphor material radiationally coupled to the light source. The phosphor material includes a color-stable Mn.sup.+4 doped phosphor prepared by a process including providing a phosphor of formula I; A.sub.x[MF.sub.y]:Mn.sup.+4 I and contacting the phosphor in particulate form with a saturated solution of a composition of formula II in aqueous hydrofluoric acid; A.sub.x[MF.sub.y]; II wherein A is Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, NR.sub.4 or a combination thereof; M is Si, Ge, Sn, Ti, Zr, Al, Ga, In, Sc, Y, La, Nb, Ta, Bi, Gd, or a combination thereof; R is H, lower alkyl, or a combination thereof; x is the absolute value of the charge of the [MF.sub.y] ion; and y is 5, 6 or 7. In particular embodiments, M is Si, Ge, Sn, Ti, Zr, or a combination thereof.

  8. Stable Isotope Database: present and past archives

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    Bolliet, Timothé

    2014-05-01

    Paleoclimate data provide benchmarks against which the realism of the processes simulated by climate models can be assessed. Within this framework, it is essential to avoid introducing uncertainties associated with transfer functions and therefore to operate with robust proxies. The implementation of stable isotopes of water or carbon inside climate models motivates a synthesis of available data. Supported by the LABEX L-IPSL and involving a team of climate modelers and paleoclimatologists, this project aims to establish a worldwide database of δ18O, δD δ17O and δ13C from oceanic microfossils, corals, ice cores, cave speleothems, lakes, tree rings, and vegetation leaves wax. The aim is to provide a global vision of the hydrological cycle during the LGM and other selected key periods (last 2000 years, Mid-Holocene, Dansgaard-Oeschger events, and the Eemian). It requires screening through hundreds of published oceanic and continental records, validating the selection of the data based on resolution and chronological information. We extracted ~900 dated δ18O records from 650 marine sediment cores, 65 δ18O records from 50 ice cores, ~200 δ18O speleothems records from 60 caves, and 540 δ13C records from 290 marine sediment cores. An additional aspect of this project consists in the construction of an online portal providing an intuitive and interactive platform allowing selecting, visualizing, and downloading of the records included in this database, thus improving the distribution and comparison of paleoclimatic records from various sites.

  9. Three new stable L5 Mars Trojans

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    de la Fuente Marcos, C.; de la Fuente Marcos, R.

    2013-05-01

    Mars was second to Jupiter in being recognized as the host of a population of Trojan minor bodies. Since 1990, five asteroids - 5261 Eureka, (101429) 1998 VF31, (121514) 1999 UJ7, 2001 DH47 and (311999) 2007 NS2 - have been identified as Mars Trojans, one L4 and four L5. Dynamical and spectroscopic evidence suggests that some Mars Trojans may be remnants of the original planetesimal population that formed in the terrestrial planets region. Here, we revisit the long-term dynamical evolution of the previously known Mars Trojans and show that 2011 SC191, 2011 SL25 and 2011 UN63 are also trailing (L5) Mars Trojans. They appear to be as stable as Eureka and may have been Trojans over the age of the Solar system. The fact that five Trojans move in similar orbits and one of them is a binary may point to the disruption of a larger body early in the history of the Solar system. Such a catastrophic event may also explain the apparently strong asymmetry in terms of number of objects (one versus seven) between the L4 and L5 regions. Future spectroscopic observations should be able to reject or confirm a putative common chemical signature that may lend further support to a collisional scenario.

  10. Exotic stable cesium polynitrides at high pressure

    PubMed Central

    Peng, Feng; Han, Yunxia; Liu, Hanyu; Yao, Yansun

    2015-01-01

    New polynitrides containing metastable forms of nitrogen are actively investigated as potential high-energy-density materials. Using a structure search method based on the CALYPSO methodology, we investigated the stable stoichiometries and structures of cesium polynitrides at high pressures. Along with the CsN3, we identified five new stoichiometric compounds (Cs3N, Cs2N, CsN, CsN2, and CsN5) with interesting structures that may be experimentally synthesizable at modest pressures (i.e., less than 50 GPa). Nitrogen species in the predicted structures have various structural forms ranging from single atom (N) to highly endothermic molecules (N2, N3, N4, N5, N6) and chains (N∞). Polymeric chains of nitrogen were found in the high-pressure C2/c phase of CsN2. This structure contains a substantially high content of single N-N bonds that exceeds the previously known nitrogen chains in pure forms, and also exhibit metastability at ambient conditions. We also identified a very interesting CsN crystal that contains novel N44− anion. To our best knowledge, this is the first time a charged N4 species being reported. Results of the present study suggest that it is possible to obtain energetic polynitrogens in main-group nitrides under high pressure. PMID:26581175

  11. Magneto-hydrodynamically stable axisymmetric mirrors

    SciTech Connect

    Ryutov, D. D.; Cohen, B. I.; Molvik, A. W.; Berk, H. L.; Simonen, T. C.

    2011-09-15

    Making axisymmetric mirrors magnetohydrodynamically (MHD) stable opens up exciting opportunities for using mirror devices as neutron sources, fusion-fission hybrids, and pure-fusion reactors. This is also of interest from a general physics standpoint (as it seemingly contradicts well-established criteria of curvature-driven instabilities). The axial symmetry allows for much simpler and more reliable designs of mirror-based fusion facilities than the well-known quadrupole mirror configurations. In this tutorial, after a summary of classical results, several techniques for achieving MHD stabilization of the axisymmetric mirrors are considered, in particular: (1) employing the favorable field-line curvature in the end tanks; (2) using the line-tying effect; (3) controlling the radial potential distribution; (4) imposing a divertor configuration on the solenoidal magnetic field; and (5) affecting the plasma dynamics by the ponderomotive force. Some illuminative theoretical approaches for understanding axisymmetric mirror stability are described. The applicability of the various stabilization techniques to axisymmetric mirrors as neutron sources, hybrids, and pure-fusion reactors are discussed; and the constraints on the plasma parameters are formulated.

  12. Stable carbon isotope analysis of coprocessing materials

    SciTech Connect

    Burke, F.P.; Winschel, R.A.; Lancet, M.S.

    1990-05-01

    Consol R D is developing and demonstrating stable carbon isotope analysis as a method quantitatively distinguish coal-derived and petroleum-derived carbon in products from coal/petroleum coprocessing. The approach taken is to develop the method, then demonstrate its application on authentic continuous-unit products. The significance of selective isotopic fractionation is being determined and, if necessary, corrections will be applied to account for it. Activities for this quarter include: method development -- investigation of selective fractionation. Three petroleum atmospheric still bottoms (ASBs) were separated by distillation and solubility fractionation to determine the homogeneity of the carbon isotope ratios of the separated fractions. These same three petroleum ASBs and three geographically distinct coals were pyrolyzed at 800{degree}F for 30 min and hydrogenated over a CoMo catalyst at 750{degree}F for 60 min to determine the effects of these treatments on the isotopic compositions of the produce fractions. Twelve coal liquefaction oils were analyzed for carbon isotope ratios. These oils were derived from subbituminous and bituminous coals from the first- and second-stage reactors in the thermal/catalytic and modes; validation and application, analysis. Carbon isotope analyses of samples from HRI bench unit coprocessing run 238-2 (Taiheiyo coal/Maya VSB) were analyzed. A method to correct for selective isotopic fractionation was developed and applied to the data. Five coprocessing samples were analyzed at the request of SRI International. 12 refs., 15 figs., 24 tabs.

  13. Regularity theory for general stable operators

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    Ros-Oton, Xavier; Serra, Joaquim

    2016-06-01

    We establish sharp regularity estimates for solutions to Lu = f in Ω ⊂Rn, L being the generator of any stable and symmetric Lévy process. Such nonlocal operators L depend on a finite measure on S n - 1, called the spectral measure. First, we study the interior regularity of solutions to Lu = f in B1. We prove that if f is Cα then u belong to C α + 2 s whenever α + 2 s is not an integer. In case f ∈L∞, we show that the solution u is C2s when s ≠ 1 / 2, and C 2 s - ɛ for all ɛ > 0 when s = 1 / 2. Then, we study the boundary regularity of solutions to Lu = f in Ω, u = 0 in Rn ∖ Ω, in C 1 , 1 domains Ω. We show that solutions u satisfy u /ds ∈C s - ɛ (Ω ‾) for all ɛ > 0, where d is the distance to ∂Ω. Finally, we show that our results are sharp by constructing two counterexamples.

  14. Exotic stable cesium polynitrides at high pressure

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    Peng, Feng; Han, Yunxia; Liu, Hanyu; Yao, Yansun

    2015-11-19

    New polynitrides containing metastable forms of nitrogen are actively investigated as potential high energy-density materials. Using a structure search method based on the CALYPSO methodology, we investigated the stable stoichiometries and structures of cesium polynitrides at high pressures. Along with the CsN3, we identified five new stoichiometric compounds (Cs3N, Cs2N, CsN, CsN2, and CsN5) with interesting structures that may be experimentally synthesizable at modest pressures (i.e., less than 50 GPa). Nitrogen species in the predicted structures have various structural forms ranging from single atom (N) to highly endothermic molecules (N2, N3 , N4, N5, N6) and chains (N∞). Polymeric chainsmore » of nitrogen were found in the high-pressure C2/c phase of CsN2. This structure contains a substantially high content of single N-N bonds that exceeds the previously known nitrogen chains in pure forms, and also exhibit metastability at ambient conditions. We also identified a very interesting CsN crystal that contains novel N44- anion. In conclusion, to our best knowledge, this is the first time a charged N4 species being reported. Results of the present study suggest that it is possible to obtain energetic polynitrogens in main-group nitrides under high pressure.« less

  15. Stable Isotope Spectroscopy for Diagnostic Medicine

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    Murnick, D. E.

    2000-06-01

    Isotopic tracers have been used in medical research for more than fifty years. Radioactive isotopes have been most used because of the high detection efficiencies possible. With increased awareness of the effects of low level radiation and radioactive waste management problems, the need for safe non radioactive tracers has become apparent. Rare stable isotopes of biologically active elements can be used for metabolic and pharmacokinetic studies provided that both sufficient detection sensitivity can be achieved and reliable cost effective instruments can be developed. High resolution optical spectroscopic methods which can determine isotopic ratios with high precision and accuracy are viable for research and clinical use. The study of 13C/12C ratios in CO2 for breath test diagnostics will be described in detail. Using the laser optogalvonic effect with isotopic lasers a specific medical diagnostic for h-pylori infection, has recently received FDA approval. Opportunities exist to study D/H ratios in water and 18O/16O ratios in CO2 and water for basic metabolism diagnostics and 15N/14N ratios in urine for liver function and related studies.

  16. Stable carbon isotope analysis of coprocessing materials

    SciTech Connect

    Lancet, M.S.; Winschel, R.A.; Burke, F.P.

    1991-02-01

    Consol R D is developing and demonstrating stable carbon isotope analysis as a method to quantitatively distinguish coal-derived and petroleum-derived carbon in products from coal/petroleum coprocessing. The approach taken is develop the method, then demonstrate its application on authentic continuous-unit products. The significance of selective isotopic fractionation is being determined and, when necessary, corrections are applied to account for it. Precision, accuracy and range of applicability are being defined. The value of accessory analytical techniques also is being assessed. Previously reported data on samples from HRI bench-scale coprocessing Runs 227-53 (Texas lignite/Maya ASB and Texas lignite/Maya VSB) and 238-1 (Westerholt coal/Cold Lake VSB) were corrected for selective isotopic fractionation. Carbon sourcing was performed on samples from HRI bench-scale coprocessing Run 227-60 (Texas lignite/Maya VSB) and samples from UOP bench-scale coprocessing Run 26 (Illinois 6 coal/Lloydminster vacuum resid); the latter data were corrected for isotopic fractionation, though the former could not be corrected. A paper presented at the 1990 DOE Direct Liquefaction Contractor's Review Meeting is appended. 15 refs., 21 figs., 22 tabs.

  17. Directional flow sensing by passively stable larvae.

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    Fuchs, Heidi L; Christman, Adam J; Gerbi, Gregory P; Hunter, Elias J; Diez, F Javier

    2015-09-01

    Mollusk larvae have a stable, velum-up orientation that may influence how they sense and react to hydrodynamic signals applied in different directions. Directional sensing abilities and responses could affect how a larva interacts with anisotropic fluid motions, including those in feeding currents and in boundary layers encountered during settlement. Oyster larvae (Crassostrea virginica) were exposed to simple shear in a Couette device and to solid-body rotation in a single rotating cylinder. Both devices were operated in two different orientations, one with the axis of rotation parallel to the gravity vector, and one with the axis perpendicular. Larvae and flow were observed simultaneously with near-infrared particle-image velocimetry, and behavior was quantified as a response to strain rate, vorticity and centripetal acceleration. Only flows rotating about a horizontal axis elicited the diving response observed previously for oyster larvae in turbulence. The results provide strong evidence that the turbulence-sensing mechanism relies on gravity-detecting organs (statocysts) rather than mechanosensors (cilia). Flow sensing with statocysts sets oyster larvae apart from zooplankters such as copepods and protists that use external mechanosensors in sensing spatial velocity gradients generated by prey or predators. Sensing flow-induced changes in orientation, rather than flow deformation, would enable more efficient control of vertical movements. Statocysts provide larvae with a mechanism of maintaining their upward swimming when rotated by vortices and initiating dives toward the seabed in response to the strong turbulence associated with adult habitats. PMID:26333930

  18. Structurally stable, thin silicon solar cells

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    Arndt, R. A.; Meulenberg, A.

    A fabrication process for structurally stable thin solar cell wafers that produce good power output after irradiation is described. The fabrication process is as follows. A 6 mil, circular wafer is oxidized on both sides. One side is then patterned with a rectangular array of holes in the oxide that are nominally 75 mils square and separated by 2 mil spacings. Wells are then etched into the silicon with KOH to a depth of 4 mils, leaving a 2 mil, unetched thickness. Two areas on the surface are left unetched to provide pads for bonding or testing. All oxide is then removed and the rest of the processing is normal; the unetched face is used as the illuminated face. When all other processing is complete, a 2 X 2 cm cell is sawed from the starting wafer leaving a border that is approximately 10 mils wide. The effective thickness, determined by weighing an unmetallized sample, of such a cell is about 2.4 mil.

  19. Thermal transport processes in stable boundary layers

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    Gutierrez, Walter; Araya, Guillermo; Kiliyanpilakkil, Praju; Basu, Sukanta; Ruiz-Columbie, Arquimedes; Castillo, Luciano

    2014-11-01

    Using the 200-m tower data (Reese, Texas), profiler and Mesonet data, and WRF runs, a 4-dim model is introduced which summarizes the main features of the Low Level Jet (LLJ) in stable boundary conditions over the aforementioned region and shows its patterns along the year. We also demonstrate the importance of LLJs for wind energy production. It has been observed that during a LLJ event the level of turbulence intensities and TKE are significantly much lower than those during unstable conditions. The major salient results from this study include: the vertical shears in the LLJ are very large at the current wind turbine heights, causing higher static and cyclical aerodynamic loads. The WRF model has accurately captured the beginning and end of the LLJ event; however, the local maximum wind speed at the LLJ ``nose'' has been under-predicted by approximately 15%, which highlights the difficulties WRF still faces in predicting this phenomenon. Furthermore, power spectra and time-autocorrelations of thermal fluctuations will help us in the understanding of the thermal coherent structures involved in moderate and strong LLJ.

  20. Embryotoxicity of stable isotopes and use of stable isotopes in studies of teratogenetic mechanisms

    SciTech Connect

    Spielmann, H.; Nau, H.

    1986-07-01

    Experiments on teratogenic effects of stable isotopes from our own and other laboratories are evaluated. In the first series of investigations, the enrichment of the stable isotope /sup 13/C derived from U-/sup 13/C-glucose was studied in mouse embryos at various stages of development, including limb buds in organ culture. Preimplantation mouse embryos incubated in vitro in /sup 13/C-enriched medium for 48 hours showed normal development during subsequent differentiation in vitro and also in vivo after embryo transfer to faster mothers. These embryos were 15% to 20% enriched in /sup 13/C. Administration of U-13-C-glucose to pregnant mice during organogenesis led to an increase of the absolute /sup 13/C content of the embryo for several days after the end of isotope administration, whereas the enrichment in maternal tissue decreased. No alterations of embryonic development were detected due to stable isotope enrichment. Development of cultured mouse limb buds was unaffected by incubation with 82 mol% U-/sup 13/C-glucose as judged from morphologic and biochemical criteria. The second part of the article describes the value of deuterium-labeled drugs as probes into the mechanism of activation of teratogenic metabolites. A comparison of the pharmacokinetics as well as the teratogenicity between cyclophosphamide and some specific deuterium-labeled analogues showed that the isotope effect observed can be related to a particular metabolic pathway crucial for teratogenic activation by this drug.

  1. Stable Vanadium Isotope Fractionation at High Temperatures

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    Prytulak, J.; Parkinson, I. J.; Savage, P. S.; Nielsen, S. G.; Halliday, A. N.

    2011-12-01

    Vanadium is a redox sensitive transition metal existing in multiple valence states at terrestrial conditions. Stable vanadium isotopes (reported as δ51V in % relative to an Alfa Aesar standard [1]) are a potentially powerful tracer of oxidation-reduction processes. However, the determination of δ51V is analytically challenging, primarily due to the extreme abundance ratio between the only two stable isotopes (51V/50V ~ 400) and, also, significant isobaric interferences of 50Ti and 50Cr on the minor 50V isotope. We have developed the first method able to determine δ51V to a precision (2 s.d. ~ 0.15%, [1,2]) that enables application of this isotope system to geological processes. To usefully investigate high temperature processes using vanadium isotopes, knowledge of the isotope composition and range of values present in the ambient mantle is required. Here we discuss the first δ51V measured in igneous materials encompassing peridotites, MORB, and primitive mantle-derived melts such as picrites. This first dataset provides a preliminary reconnaissance of the magnitude of natural fractionation. We find little isotope fractionation in suites of peridotites and MORB (< 0.5 %). However, the small but analytically significant variation appears to be related to secondary processes, with extremely altered peridotites consistently displaying slightly heavier isotope compositions. We find no resolvable δ51V variation between fresh MORB glass and fresh peridotite. Intriguingly, a suite of subduction-related peridotites from the Mariana forearc, previously characterized for fO2 [3], do not display the predicted co-variation between δ51V and fO2, but instead also have compositions identical to MORB glass. This nominally supports recent indications that there is limited difference in the oxygen fugacity of the MORB source and the subarc mantle wedge [e.g., 4, 5]. Finally, we observe large δ51V variations (~ 2 %) in a suite of evolving lavas from Hekla volcano, Iceland, which produces eruptive material with a wide range of SiO2 from a cogenetic source. The δ51V of Hekla lavas are well correlated with indices of differentiation such as MgO and SiO2, suggesting that processes such as fractional crystallization may be a fundamental cause of high temperature δ51V fractionation. This nascent dataset provides a first glimpse into the magnitude of vanadium isotope fractionation that may be expected at high temperatures. The presence of significant isotope variation outside of analytical precision in these materials bodes well for the use of δ51V to address a variety of broad scale questions in high temperature planetary processes. [1] Nielsen, S.G., Prytulak, J., Halliday, A.N. 2011. Geost. Geoanal. Res., in press. [2] Prytulak, J., Nielsen, S.G., Halliday, A.N. 2011. Geost. Geoanal. Res., in press. [3] Parkinson and Pearce, 1998. Journal of Petrology, 39, 1577-1618. [4] Lee et al., 2005. Journal of Petrology, 46, 2313-2336. [5] Cottrell and Kelley, 2011. Earth and Planetary Sciences Letters, 305, 270-282.

  2. Shelf-stable electrophilic reagents for trifluoromethylthiolation.

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    Shao, Xinxin; Xu, Chunfa; Lu, Long; Shen, Qilong

    2015-05-19

    Fluorine, which is the most electronegative element and has a small atomic radius, plays a key role in pharmaceutical, agrochemical, and materials sciences. One of the fluoroalkyl groups, the trifluoromethylthio group (CF3S-), has been well-recognized as an important structural motif in the design of lead compounds for new drug discovery because of its high lipophilicity (Hansch lipophilicity parameter π = 1.44) and strong electron-withdrawing properties, which could improve the drug molecule's cell-membrane permeability and enhance its chemical and metabolic stability. While classic methods for the preparation of trifluoromethylthiolated compounds typically involve halogen-fluorine exchange reactions of polyhalogenomethyl thioethers or trifluoromethylation of sulfur-containing compounds under harsh reaction conditions, an alternative but more attractive strategy is direct trifluoromethylthiolation of the substrate at a late stage by employing an electrophilic trifluoromethylthiolating reagent. Although several electrophilic trifluoromethylthiolating reagents have been reported previously, these reagents either require a strong Lewis acid/Brønsted acid as an activator or suffer from a toxic nature or limited substrate scope. To address these problems, in late 2011 we initiated a project with the aim to develop new, shelf-stable, and highly reactive electrophilic trifluoromethylthiolating reagents that could easily install the trifluoromethylthio group at the desired positions of the drug molecule at a late stage of drug development. Inspired by the broad reactivity of the hypervalent iodine reagent, we initially discovered a highly reactive trifluoromethylthiolating reagent, trifluoromethanesulfenate 1a. Structure-reactivity studies disclosed that the iodine atom of reagent 1a does not play an important role in this reagent's reactivity. Consequently, a simplified second-generation electrophilic reagent, trifluoromethanesulfenate 1b, was developed. In parallel, we developed another shelf-stable, highly reactive electrophilic reagent with a broad substrate scope, N-trifluoromethylthiosaccharin (2). In this Account, we mainly describe our discovery of these two different types of electrophilic trifluoromethylthiolating reagents, trifluoromethanesulfenates 1a and 1b and N-trifluoromethylthiosaccharin 2. Systematic studies showed that both types of reagents are highly reactive toward a wide range of nucleophiles, yet the substrate scopes of these two different types of reagents are complementary. In particular, reagents 1a and 1b are more reliable in transition-metal-catalyzed reactions such as copper-catalyzed trifluoromethylthiolation of aryl/vinyl/alkylboronic acids and silver-catalyzed decarboxylative trifluoromethylthiolation of aliphatic carboxylic acids as well as in the organocatalytic asymmetric trifluoromethylthiolation of β-keto esters and oxindoles. Reagent 2 is more electrophilic than reagents 1a and 1b and is more efficient for direct trifluoromethylthiolation with nucleophiles such as alcohols, amines, thiols, and electron-rich arenes. The ease in preparation, broad scope, and mild reaction conditions make reagents 1a, 1b, and 2 very attractive as general reagents that allow rapid installation of the trifluoromethylthio group into small molecules. PMID:25947041

  3. Stable light isotope biogeochemistry of hydrothermal systems

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    Des Marais, D. J.

    1996-01-01

    The stable isotopic composition of the elements O, H, S and C in minerals and other chemical species can indicate the existence, extent, conditions and the processes (including biological activity) of hydrothermal systems. Hydrothermal alteration of the 18O/16O and D/H values of minerals can be used to detect fossil systems and delineate their areal extent. Water-rock interactions create isotopic signatures which indicate fluid composition, temperature, water-rock ratios, etc. The 18O/16O values of silica and carbonate deposits tend to increase with declining temperature and thus help to map thermal gradients. Measurements of D/H values can help to decipher the origin(s) of hydrothermal fluids. The 34S/32S and 13C/12C values of fluids and minerals reflect the origin of the S and C as well as oxygen fugacities and key redox processes. For example, a wide range of 34S/32S values which are consistent with equilibration below 100 degrees C between sulfide and sulfate can be attributed to sulfur metabolizing bacteria. Depending on its magnitude, the difference in the 13C/12C value of CO2 and carbonates versus organic carbon might be attributed either to equilibrium at hydrothermal temperatures or, if the difference exceeds 1% (10/1000), to organic biosynthesis. Along the thermal gradients of thermal spring outflows, the 13C/12C value of carbonates and 13C-depleted microbial organic carbon increases, principally due to the outgassing of relatively 13C-depleted CO2.

  4. Cosmology on compact and stable supergravity background

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    Hailu, Girma

    2012-11-01

    We propose a cosmological model of a D3-brane universe on a compact and stable supergravity background of wrapped D7-branes in type IIB string theory, previously argued to be dual to pure N=1 SU(N) gauge theory in four dimensions. A model universe of order Planck size near the UV boundary dynamically flows toward the IR with constant total energy density and accelerating expansion, followed by smooth transition to decelerating expansion, and collides with the wrapped D7-branes at the IR boundary. The model addresses the horizon and flatness problems, with most of the expansion produced during the decelerating expansion phase. The inflationary scenario is used to generate sources of inhomogeneities in the cosmic microwave background radiation and seeds for large-scale structure formation from quantum fluctuations which exit the Hubble radius early during the accelerating expansion phase, and the model addresses the inhomogeneity problem with red tilt in the power spectrum. We propose that the kinetic energy of the model universe is converted to matter and radiation by the collision followed by the formation of baryons, stabilizing the model universe against gravitational force from the background at a finite distance from the IR boundary, with the wrapped D7-branes serving as sources of color. Friedmann evolution then takes over, with a positive cosmological constant term coming from the remaining potential energy density, which is interpreted as dark energy. The magnitude of the dark energy density is smaller than the total energy density during the flow by a ratio of the scale factor when the model universe appears in the UV to the scale factor at the moment of collision, and stays constant while the matter-radiation density falls during Friedmann expansion.

  5. Exotic stable cesium polynitrides at high pressure

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    Peng, Feng; Han, Yunxia; Liu, Hanyu; Yao, Yansun

    2015-11-19

    New polynitrides containing metastable forms of nitrogen are actively investigated as potential high energy-density materials. Using a structure search method based on the CALYPSO methodology, we investigated the stable stoichiometries and structures of cesium polynitrides at high pressures. Along with the CsN3, we identified five new stoichiometric compounds (Cs3N, Cs2N, CsN, CsN2, and CsN5) with interesting structures that may be experimentally synthesizable at modest pressures (i.e., less than 50 GPa). Nitrogen species in the predicted structures have various structural forms ranging from single atom (N) to highly endothermic molecules (N2, N3 , N4, N5, N6) and chains (N). Polymeric chains of nitrogen were found in the high-pressure C2/c phase of CsN2. This structure contains a substantially high content of single N-N bonds that exceeds the previously known nitrogen chains in pure forms, and also exhibit metastability at ambient conditions. We also identified a very interesting CsN crystal that contains novel N44- anion. In conclusion, to our best knowledge, this is the first time a charged N4 species being reported. Results of the present study suggest that it is possible to obtain energetic polynitrogens in main-group nitrides under high pressure.

  6. Stable isotope ratio profiling of testosterone preparations.

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    Cawley, Adam; Collins, Michael; Kazlauskas, Rymantas; Handelsman, David J; Heywood, Robert; Longworth, Mitchell; Arenas-Queralt, Andrea

    2010-01-01

    Gas chromatography-combustion-isotope ratio mass spectrometry (GC-C-IRMS) is the preferred method of confirming the administration of exogenous testosterone by athletes. This relies on synthetic testosterone preparations being depleted in (13) C compared to natural testosterone. There is concern, however, about the existence of synthetic testosterone products that are unexpectedly (13) C-enriched and which may allow athletes to circumvent the current GC-C-IRMS test. Further to the reported studies of legitimate pharmaceutical-grade testosterone products, a detailed analysis of seized materials from border-level seizures was required to obtain intelligence concerning trends in 'black market' testosterone manufacture and distribution. The sample set collected for this study between 2006 and 2009 inclusive provided a δ(13) C range (n = 266) of -22.9‰ to -32.6‰ with mean and median values of -28.4‰ and -28.6‰, respectively. Within this distribution there were 24 samples (9%) confirmed to have δ(13) C values in the range reported for endogenous urinary steroid metabolites (≥ -25.8‰). The benefit of δ(13) C profiling for testosterone preparations was demonstrated by the ability to identify specific seized products that can be target tested for future intelligence purposes. In addition, the potential of stable hydrogen isotope ratio ((2) H/(1) H; δ(2) H) discrimination to complement δ(13) C analysis was investigated. Methodologies for the determination of δ(2) H values by gas chromatography-thermal conversion-isotope ratio mass spectrometry (GC-TC-IRMS) were developed to provide a δ(2) H range (n = 173) of -177‰ to -268‰ with mean and median values of -231‰ and -234‰, respectively. PMID:20967879

  7. Stepwise evolution of stable sociality in primates.

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    Shultz, Susanne; Opie, Christopher; Atkinson, Quentin D

    2011-11-10

    Although much attention has been focused on explaining and describing the diversity of social grouping patterns among primates, less effort has been devoted to understanding the evolutionary history of social living. This is partly because social behaviours do not fossilize, making it difficult to infer changes over evolutionary time. However, primate social behaviour shows strong evidence for phylogenetic inertia, permitting the use of Bayesian comparative methods to infer changes in social behaviour through time, thereby allowing us to evaluate alternative models of social evolution. Here we present a model of primate social evolution, whereby sociality progresses from solitary foraging individuals directly to large multi-male/multi-female aggregations (approximately 52 million years (Myr) ago), with pair-living (approximately 16 Myr ago) or single-male harem systems (approximately 16 Myr ago) derivative from this second stage. This model fits the data significantly better than the two widely accepted alternatives (an unstructured model implied by the socioecological hypothesis or a model that allows linear stepwise changes in social complexity through time). We also find strong support for the co-evolution of social living with a change from nocturnal to diurnal activity patterns, but not with sex-biased dispersal. This supports suggestions that social living may arise because of increased predation risk associated with diurnal activity. Sociality based on loose aggregation is followed by a second shift to stable or bonded groups. This structuring facilitates the evolution of cooperative behaviours and may provide the scaffold for other distinctive anthropoid traits including coalition formation, cooperative resource defence and large brains. PMID:22071768

  8. Tritium and stable isotopes of magmatic waters

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    Goff, F.; McMurtry, G. M.

    2000-04-01

    To investigate the isotopic composition and age of water in volcanic gases and magmas, we analyzed samples from 11 active volcanoes ranging in composition from tholeiitic basalt to rhyolite: Mount St. Helens (USA), Kilauea (USA), Pacaya (Guatemala), Galeras (Colombia), Satsuma Iwo-Jima (Japan), Sierra Negra and Alcedo (Ecuador), Vulcano (Italy), Parı´cutin (Mexico), Kudryavy (Russia), and White Island (New Zealand). Tritium at relatively low levels (0.1-5 T.U.) is found in most emissions from high-temperature volcanic fumaroles sampled, even at discharge temperatures >700°C. Although magmatic fluids sampled from these emissions usually contain high CO 2, S total, HCl, HF, B, Br, 3He R/ RA, and low contents of air components, stable isotope and tritium relations of nearly all such fluids show mixing of magmatic volatiles with relatively young meteoric water (model ages≤75 y). Linear δD/ δ18O and 3H/ δ18O mixing trends of these two end-members are invariably detected at arc volcanoes. Tritium is also detected in fumarole condensates at hot spot basalt volcanoes, but collecting samples approaching the composition of end-member magmatic fluid is exceedingly difficult. In situ production of 3H, mostly from spontaneous fission of 238U in magmas is calculated to be <0.001 T.U., except for the most evolved compositions (high U, Th, and Li and low H 2O contents). These values are below the detection limit of 3H by conventional analytical techniques (about 0.01 T.U. at best). We found no conclusive evidence that natural fusion in the Earth produces anomalous amounts of detectable 3H (>0.05 T.U.).

  9. Stable Isotope Applications in Hydrologic Studies

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    Kendall, C.; Doctor, D. H.

    2003-12-01

    The topic of stream flow generation has received considerable attention over the last two decades, first in response to concern about "acid rain" and more recently in response to the increasingly serious contamination of surface and shallow groundwaters by anthropogenic contaminants. Many sensitive, low-alkalinity streams in North America and Europe are already acidified (see Chapter 9.10). Still more streams that are not yet chronically acidic may undergo acidic episodes in response to large rainstorms and/or spring snowmelt. These acidic events can seriously damage local ecosystems. Future climate changes may exacerbate the situation by affecting biogeochemical controls on the transport of water, nutrients, and other materials from land to freshwater ecosystems.New awareness of the potential danger to water supplies posed by the use of agricultural chemicals and urban industrial development has also focused attention on the nature of rainfall-runoff and recharge processes and the mobility of various solutes, especially nitrate and pesticides, in shallow systems. Dumping and spills of other potentially toxic materials are also of concern because these chemicals may eventually reach streams and other public water supplies. A better understanding of hydrologic flow paths and solute sources is required to determine the potential impact of contaminants on water supplies, develop management practices to preserve water quality, and devise remediation plans for sites that are already polluted.Isotope tracers have been extremely useful in providing new insights into hydrologic processes, because they integrate small-scale variability to give an effective indication of catchment-scale processes. The main purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of recent research into the use of naturally occurring stable isotopes to track the movement of water and solutes in hydrological systems where the waters are relatively fresh: soils, surface waters, and shallow groundwaters. For more information on shallow-system applications, the reader is referred to Kendall and McDonnell (1998). For information on groundwater systems, see Cook and Herczeg (2000).

  10. HUNT STABLE COMPLEX LOOKING NORTHWEST TOWARD DOG KENNEL RUINS ACROSS ...

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    HUNT STABLE COMPLEX LOOKING NORTHWEST TOWARD DOG KENNEL RUINS ACROSS THE GREAT CIRCUS - Overhills, Fort Bragg Military Reservation, Approximately 15 miles NW of Fayetteville, Overhills, Harnett County, NC

  11. Very Short Peptides with Stable Folds

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    Eidenschink, Lisa; Kier, Brandon L.; Huggins, Kelly N. L.; Andersen, Niels H.

    2008-01-01

    By combining a favorable turn sequence with a turn flanking Trp/Trp interaction and a C-terminal H-bonding interaction between a backbone amide and an i - 2 Trp ring, a particularly stable (ΔGU > 7 kJ/mol) truncated hairpin, Ac-WI-(D-Pro-D-Asn)-KWTG-NH2, results. In this construct and others with a W-(4-residue turn)-W motif in severely truncated hairpins, the C-terminal Trp is the edge residue in a well-defined face-to-edge (FtE) aryl/aryl interaction. Longer hairpins and those with six-residue turns retain the reversed “edge-to-face” Trp/Trp geometry first observed for the trpzip peptides. Mutational studies suggest that the W-(4-residue turn)-W interaction provides at least 3 kJ/mol of stabilization in excess of that due to the greater β-propensity of Trp. The β-propensity of Trp is context dependent; but, for the systems studied, always greater than that of Thr (by 0.4 - 4.7 kJ/mol). At non-H-bonded positions remote from the turn, two alternative edge-to-face geometries are observed and there is no evidence of additional stabilization due to the Trp/Trp interaction. The NMR structuring shift diagnostics of edge-to-face Trp/Trp, Trp/Lys π-cation, and Trp/Gly-HN interactions have been defined. The latter can give rise to > 3 ppm upfield shifts for the Gly-HN in -WXnG- units both in turns (n = 2) and at the C-termini (n = 1) of hairpins. Terminal YTG units result in somewhat smaller shifts (extrapolated to 2 ppm for 100% folding). In peptides with both the EtF and FtE W/W interaction geometries, Trp to Tyr mutations indicate that Trp is the preferred “face” residue in aryl/aryl pairings, presumably due to its greater π basicity. PMID:18831035

  12. Compact, Highly Stable Ion Atomic Clock

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    Prestage, John

    2008-01-01

    A mercury-ion clock now at the breadboard stage of development (see figure) has a stability comparable to that of a hydrogen-maser clock: In tests, the clock exhibited an Allan deviation of between 2 x 10(exp -13) and 3 x 10(exp -13) at a measurement time of 1 second, averaging to about 10(exp -15) at 1 day. However, the clock occupies a volume of only about 2 liters . about a hundredth of the volume of a hydrogen-maser clock. The ion-handling parts of the apparatus are housed in a sealed vacuum tube, wherein only a getter pump is used to maintain the vacuum. Hence, this apparatus is a prototype of a generation of small, potentially portable high-precision clocks for diverse ground- and space-based navigation and radio science applications. Furthermore, this new ion-clock technology is about 100 times more stable and precise than the rubidium atomic clocks currently in use in the NAV STAR GPS Earth-orbiting satellites. In this clock, mercury ions are shuttled between a quadrupole and a 16-pole linear radio-frequency trap. In the quadrupole trap, the ions are tightly confined and optical state selection from a Hg-202 radio-frequency-discharge ultraviolet lamp is carried out. In the 16-pole trap, the ions are more loosely confined and atomic transitions resonant at frequency of about 40.507 GHz are interrogated by use of a microwave beam at that frequency. The trapping of ions effectively eliminates the frequency pulling caused by wall collisions inherent to gas-cell clocks. The shuttling of the ions between the two traps enables separation of the state-selection process from the clock microwave- resonance process, so that each of these processes can be optimized independently of the other. The basic ion-shuttling, two-trap scheme as described thus far is not new: it has been the basis of designs of prior larger clocks. The novelty of the present development lies in major redesigns of its physics package (the ion traps and the vacuum and optical subsystems) to effect the desired reduction of size to a volume of no more than a couple of liters. The redesign effort has included selection of materials for the vacuum tube, ion trap, and ultraviolet windows that withstand bakeout at a temperature of approx.450 C in preparation for sealing the tube to contain the vacuum. This part of the redesign effort follows the approach taken in the development of such other vacuum-tube electronic components as flight traveling- wave-tube amplifiers having operational and shelf lives as long as 15 years. The redesign effort has also included a thorough study of residual-gas-induced shifts of the ion-clock frequency and a study of alternative gases as candidates for use as a buffer gas within the sealed tube. It has been found that neon is more suitable than is helium, which has been traditionally used for this purpose, in that the pressure-induced frequency pulling by neon is between a third and a half of that of helium. In addition, because neon diffuses through solids much more slowly than does helium, the loss of neon by diffusion over the operational lifetime is expected to be negligible.

  13. Enhanced trapping of stable flies via olfactory and visual cues

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    Adult stable flies are highly attracted to the so-called Alsynite cylinder trap; however this trap is expensive. Here we report the development of a cheaper and better white panel trap with options of adding visual and olfactory stimuli for enhanced stable fly trapping. The white panel trap attracte...

  14. Use of stable isotope analysis in determining aquatic food webs

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    Stable isotope analysis is a useful tool for describing resource-consumer dynamics in ecosystems. In general, organisms of a given trophic level or functional feeding group will have a stable isotope ratio identifiable different than their prey because of preferential use of one ...

  15. Stable fly control in cattle winter feeding sites with Novaluron

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    The mixture of wasted feed with manure and urine residues at livestock winter feeding sites provides an excellent substrate for the development of immature stable flies, Stomoxys calcitrans (L.). Such sites are primary sources of early summer stable flies in the central United States and limited opt...

  16. Visual and olfactory enhancement of stable fly trapping

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    We report the development of a less expensive and more efficacious trap based upon a white panel with the option for adding visual and olfactory stimuli for enhanced stable fly trapping. White panel traps caught more stable flies than Alsynite traps. Baiting the traps with synthetic manure volatiles...

  17. 11. INTERIOR VIEW OF STABLES, ROOM 110, LOOKING NORTHEAST TOWARD ...

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    11. INTERIOR VIEW OF STABLES, ROOM 110, LOOKING NORTHEAST TOWARD EXIT DOORS. PAINTED WOOD PANELS ON MASONRY WALLS SERVE AS POCKETS FOR SLIDING DOORS. CONCRETE SLAB FLOOR SLOPES AWAY FROM DOORS INTO ROOM. - Presidio of San Francisco, Cavalry Stables, Cowles Street, between Lincoln Boulevard & McDowell Street, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA

  18. A VIEW OF THE STABLES LOOKING TO THE SOUTH, TOWARD ...

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    A VIEW OF THE STABLES LOOKING TO THE SOUTH, TOWARD THE HUACHUCA MOUNTAINS, CIRCA 1910. HORSES ARE TIED TO THE EXTERIOR OF ONE OF THE PADDOCK CORRALS (FORT HUACHUCA HISTORICAL MUSEUM, PHOTOGRAPH 1918.00.00.126, PHOTOGRAPHER UNIDENTIFIED, CREATED BY AND PROPERTY OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY) - Fort Huachuca, Cavalry Stables, Clarkson Road, Sierra Vista, Cochise County, AZ

  19. Stable isotopes in fish as indicators of habitat use

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    In our isotopic studies of fish in Oregon Coast Range streams we have found stable isotopes of carbon, oxygen and sulfur to be surprisingly useful in identifying and discriminating specific habitat or tributary use by a variety of fish species. Stable isotopes of carbon can be u...

  20. Negative tension branes as stable thin shell wormholes

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    Kokubu, Takafumi; Harada, Tomohiro

    2015-10-01

    We investigate negative tension branes as stable thin shell wormholes (TSWs) in Reissner-Nordström-(anti) de Sitter spacetimes in d dimensional Einstein gravity. Imposing Z2 symmetry, we construct and classify traversable static TSWs in spherical, planar (or cylindrical) and hyperbolic symmetries. In spherical geometry, we find the higher dimensional counterpart of Barceló and Visser’s wormholes, which are stable against spherically symmetric perturbations. We also find the classes of TSWs in planar and hyperbolic symmetries with a negative cosmological constant, which are stable against perturbations preserving symmetries. In most cases, stable wormholes are found with the combination of an electric charge and a negative cosmological constant. However, as special cases, we find stable wormholes even with vanishing cosmological constant in spherical symmetry and with vanishing electric charge in hyperbolic symmetry.