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  1. Effect of Conformational Rigidity on the Stereoselectivity of Nucleophilic Additions to Five-membered Ring Bicyclic Oxocarbenium Ion Intermediates

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    Lavinda, O.; Tran, Vi Tuong

    2014-01-01

    Nucleophilic substitution reactions of five-membered ring acetals bearing fused rings reveal that subtle changes in the structure of the fused ring can exert dramatic influences on selectivity. If the fused ring did not constrain the five-membered ring undergoing substitution, selectivity was comparable to what was observed for an unconstrained system (≥92% diastereoselectivity, favoring the product of inside attack on the oxocarbenium ion). If the ring were more constrained by including at least one oxygen atom in the ring, selectivity dropped considerably (to 60% diastereoselectivity in one case). Transition states of the nucleophilic addition of allyltrimethylsilane to selected oxocarbenium ions were calculated using DFT methods. These computational models reproduced the correlation between additional conformational rigidity and selectivity. PMID:25087588

  2. Rh-Catalyzed Five-Membered Heterocycle Synthesis

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    Kathiravan, Subban; Nicholls, Ian A.

    The following sections are included: * Introduction * Rhodium-catalyzed nitrogen containing five-membered heterocycle synthesis * Rhodium-catalyzed oxygen containing five-membered heterocycle synthesis * Rhodium-catalyzed sulfur containing five-membered heterocycle synthesis * Rhodium-catalyzed phosphorous containing five-membered heterocycle synthesis * Rhodium-catalyzed silicon containing five-membered heterocycle synthesis * Rhodium-catalyzed synthesis of bis-heterocycles * Conclusions and outlook * References

  3. Graphene Layer Growth: Collision of Migrating Five-MemberRings

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    Whitesides, Russell; Kollias, Alexander C.; Domin, Dominik; Lester Jr., William A.; Frenklach, Michael

    2005-12-02

    A reaction pathway is explored in which two cyclopenta groups combine on the zigzag edge of a graphene layer. The process is initiated by H addition to a five-membered ring, followed by opening of that ring and the formation of a six-membered ring adjacent to another five-membered ring. The elementary steps of the migration pathway are analyzed using density functional theory to examine the region of the potential energy surface associated with the pathway. The calculations are performed on a substrate modeled by the zigzag edge of tetracene. Based on the obtained energetics, the dynamics of the system are analyzed by solving the energy transfer master equations. The results indicate energetic and reaction-rate similarity between the cyclopenta combination and migration reactions. Also examined in the present study are desorption rates of migrating cyclopenta rings which are found to be comparable to cyclopenta ring migration.

  4. Direct Formation of Oxocarbenium Ions under Weakly Acidic Conditions: Catalytic Enantioselective Oxa-Pictet-Spengler Reactions.

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    Zhao, Chenfei; Chen, Shawn B; Seidel, Daniel

    2016-07-27

    Two catalysts, an amine HCl salt and a bisthiourea, work in concert to enable the generation of oxocarbenium ions under mild conditions. The amine catalyst generates an iminium ion of sufficient electrophilicity to enable 1,2-attack by an alcohol. Catalyst turnover is achieved by amine elimination with concomitant formation of an oxocarbenium intermediate. The bisthiourea catalyst accelerates all of the steps of the reaction and controls the stereoselectivity via anion binding/ion pair formation. This new concept was applied to direct catalytic enantioselective oxa-Pictet-Spengler reactions of tryptophol with aldehydes. PMID:27396413

  5. Direct Formation of Oxocarbenium Ions under Weakly Acidic Conditions: Catalytic Enantioselective Oxa-Pictet-Spengler Reactions.

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    Zhao, Chenfei; Chen, Shawn B; Seidel, Daniel

    2016-07-27

    Two catalysts, an amine HCl salt and a bisthiourea, work in concert to enable the generation of oxocarbenium ions under mild conditions. The amine catalyst generates an iminium ion of sufficient electrophilicity to enable 1,2-attack by an alcohol. Catalyst turnover is achieved by amine elimination with concomitant formation of an oxocarbenium intermediate. The bisthiourea catalyst accelerates all of the steps of the reaction and controls the stereoselectivity via anion binding/ion pair formation. This new concept was applied to direct catalytic enantioselective oxa-Pictet-Spengler reactions of tryptophol with aldehydes.

  6. Enantioselective additions of copper acetylides to cyclic iminium and oxocarbenium ions

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    Liu, Jixin; Dasgupta, Srimoyee

    2015-01-01

    Summary The development of enantioselective, copper-catalyzed alkynylations of cyclic iminium and oxocarbenium ions is reviewed. The use of chiral copper-based catalysts has enabled high yields and enantioselectivites in the formation of nitrogen- and oxygen-containing heterocycles with α-stereogenic centers. This review highlights both the accomplishments and the future work needed in this important area. PMID:26877791

  7. Enantioselective Copper(I)-Catalyzed Alkynylation of Oxocarbenium Ions to Set Diaryl Tetrasubstituted Stereocenters.

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    Dasgupta, Srimoyee; Rivas, Thomas; Watson, Mary P

    2015-11-16

    An enantioselective, copper(I)-catalyzed addition of terminal alkynes to isochroman ketals to set diaryl, tetrasubstituted stereocenters has been developed. The success of this reaction relies on identification of a Cu/PyBox catalyst capable of distinguishing the faces of the diaryl-substituted oxocarbenium ion. This challenging transformation enables efficient conversion of readily available, racemic ketals into high-value enantioenriched isochroman products with fully substituted stereogenic centers. High yields and enantiomeric excesses are observed for various isochroman ketals and an array of alkynes. PMID:26403641

  8. Cascade Synthesis of Five-Membered Lactones using Biomass-Derived Sugars as Carbon Nucleophiles.

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    Yamaguchi, Sho; Matsuo, Takeaki; Motokura, Ken; Miyaji, Akimitsu; Baba, Toshihide

    2016-06-01

    We report the cascade synthesis of five-membered lactones from a biomass-derived triose sugar, 1,3-dihydroxyacetone, and various aldehydes. This achievement provides a new synthetic strategy to generate a wide range of valuable compounds from a single biomass-derived sugar. Among several examined Lewis acid catalysts, homogeneous tin chloride catalysts exhibited the best performance to form carbon-carbon bonds. The scope and limitations of the synthesis of five-membered lactones using aldehyde compounds are investigated. The cascade reaction led to high product selectivity as well as diastereoselectivity, and the mechanism leading to the diastereoselectivity was discussed based on isomerization experiments and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The present results are expected to support new approaches for the efficient utilization of biomass-derived sugars. PMID:27061111

  9. A novel secondary structure based on fused five-membered rings motif

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    Dhar, Jesmita; Kishore, Raghuvansh; Chakrabarti, Pinak

    2016-01-01

    An analysis of protein structures indicates the existence of a novel, fused five-membered rings motif, comprising of two residues (i and i + 1), stabilized by interresidue Ni+1–H∙∙∙Ni and intraresidue Ni+1–H∙∙∙O=Ci+1 hydrogen bonds. Fused-rings geometry is the common thread running through many commonly occurring motifs, such as β-turn, β-bulge, Asx-turn, Ser/Thr-turn, Schellman motif, and points to its structural robustness. A location close to the beginning of a β-strand is rather common for the motif. Devoid of side chain, Gly seems to be a key player in this motif, occurring at i, for which the backbone torsion angles cluster at ~(−90°, −10°) and (70°, 20°). The fused-rings structures, distant from each other in sequence, can hydrogen bond with each other, and the two segments aligned to each other in a parallel fashion, give rise to a novel secondary structure, topi, which is quite common in proteins, distinct from two major secondary structures, α-helix and β-sheet. Majority of the peptide segments making topi are identified as aggregation-prone and the residues tend to be conserved among homologous proteins. PMID:27511362

  10. Ursane-type nortriterpenes with a five-membered A-ring from Rubus innominatus.

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    Chen, Zhenzhong; Tong, Ling; Feng, Yuanli; Wu, Jizhou; Zhao, Xiaoya; Ruan, Hanli; Pi, Huifang; Zhang, Peng

    2015-08-01

    Two nortriterpenes (rubuminatus A and B), which contain a distinctive contracted a five-membered A-ring ursane-type skeleton, and six triterpenes along with 17 known triterpenes were isolated from the roots of Rubus innominatus S. Moore. These structures were determined to be 19α-hydroxy-2-oxo-nor- A(3)-urs-12-en-28-oic acid, 1β,19α-dihydroxy-2-oxo-nor-A(3)-urs-12-en-28-oic acid, 1β,2α,3α,19α-tetrahy droxyurs-12-en-23-formyl-28-oic acid, 1β,2α,3α,19α,23- pentahydroxyurs-11-en-28-oic acid, 1-oxo-siaresinolic acid, 2α,3α-dihydroxyolean-11,13(18)-dien-19β,28-olide, 1β,2α,3α-trihydroxy-19-oxo- 18,19-seco-urs-11,13(18)-dien-28-oic acid, and 2-O-benzoyl alphitolic acid based on extensive spectroscopic analyses. In vitro anti-inflammatory abilities to modulate the production of TNF-α, IL-1β, and IL-6 in LPS-induced RAW 264.7 macrophages of the compounds were determined. Rubuminatus A and B, as well as 1-oxo-siaresinolic acid and 2α,3α-dihydroxyolean-11,13(18)-dien-19β,28-olide, exhibited significant inhibitory effects on these cytokines.

  11. Ursane-type nortriterpenes with a five-membered A-ring from Rubus innominatus.

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    Chen, Zhenzhong; Tong, Ling; Feng, Yuanli; Wu, Jizhou; Zhao, Xiaoya; Ruan, Hanli; Pi, Huifang; Zhang, Peng

    2015-08-01

    Two nortriterpenes (rubuminatus A and B), which contain a distinctive contracted a five-membered A-ring ursane-type skeleton, and six triterpenes along with 17 known triterpenes were isolated from the roots of Rubus innominatus S. Moore. These structures were determined to be 19α-hydroxy-2-oxo-nor- A(3)-urs-12-en-28-oic acid, 1β,19α-dihydroxy-2-oxo-nor-A(3)-urs-12-en-28-oic acid, 1β,2α,3α,19α-tetrahy droxyurs-12-en-23-formyl-28-oic acid, 1β,2α,3α,19α,23- pentahydroxyurs-11-en-28-oic acid, 1-oxo-siaresinolic acid, 2α,3α-dihydroxyolean-11,13(18)-dien-19β,28-olide, 1β,2α,3α-trihydroxy-19-oxo- 18,19-seco-urs-11,13(18)-dien-28-oic acid, and 2-O-benzoyl alphitolic acid based on extensive spectroscopic analyses. In vitro anti-inflammatory abilities to modulate the production of TNF-α, IL-1β, and IL-6 in LPS-induced RAW 264.7 macrophages of the compounds were determined. Rubuminatus A and B, as well as 1-oxo-siaresinolic acid and 2α,3α-dihydroxyolean-11,13(18)-dien-19β,28-olide, exhibited significant inhibitory effects on these cytokines. PMID:25944373

  12. Five-membered cyclic metal carbyne: synthesis of osmapentalynes by the reactions of osmapentalene with allene, alkyne, and alkene.

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    Zhu, Congqing; Yang, Yuhui; Wu, Jingjing; Luo, Ming; Fan, Jinglan; Zhu, Jun; Xia, Haiping

    2015-06-01

    The synthesis of small cyclic metal carbynes is challenging due to the large angle strain associated with the highly distorted nonlinear triple bonds. Herein, we report a general route for the synthesis of five-membered cyclic metal carbyne complexes, osmapentalynes, by the reactions of an osmapentalene derivative with allene, alkyne, and alkene. Experimental observations and theoretical calculations document the aromaticity in the fused five-membered rings of osmapentalynes. The realization of transforming osmapentalene to osmapentalyne through this general route would not only allow further exploration of metallapentalyne chemistry but also show promising applications of this novel aromatic system with broad absorption band and high molar absorption coefficient. PMID:25917530

  13. Conformational Transformation of Five-Membered Rings: the Gas Phase Structure of 2-METHYLTETRAHYDROFURAN

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    Van, Vinh; Nguyen, Ha Vinh Lam; Stahl, Wolfgang

    2015-06-01

    2-Methyltetrahydrofuran (2-MeTHF) is a promising environmentally friendly solvent and biofuel component which is derived from renewable resources. Following the principles of Green Chemistry, 2-MeTHF has been evaluated in various fields like organometallics, metathesis, and biosynthesis on the way to more eco-friendly syntheses. Cyclopentane as the prototype of five-membered rings is well-known to exist as twist or envelope structures. However, the conformational analysis of its heterocyclic derivative 2-methyl-tetrahydrothiophene (MTTP) yielded two stable twist conformers and two envelope transition states. Here, we report on the heavy atom r_s structure of the oxygen-analog of MTTP, 2-MeTHF, studied by a combination of molecular beam Fourier transform microwave spectroscopy and quantum chemistry. One conformer of 2-MeTHF was observed and highly accurate molecular parameters were determined using the XIAM program. In addition, all 13C-isotopologues were assigned in natural abundance of 1%. A structural determination based on the r_s positions of all carbon atoms was achieved via Kraitchman's equations. The methyl group in 2-MeTHF undergoes internal rotation and causes A-E splittings of the rotational lines. The barrier was calculated to be 1142 wn at the MP2/6-311++G(d,p) level of theory, which is rather high. Accordingly, narrow A-E splittings could be observed for only a few transitions. However, the barrier height could be fitted while the angles between the internal rotor axis and the principal axes of inertia were taken from the experimental geometry. V. Pace, P. Hoyos, L. Castoldi, P. Domínguez de María, A. R. Alcántara, ChemSusChem 5 (2012), 1369-1379. a) D. F. Aycock, Org. Process Res. Dev. 11 (2007),156-159. b) M. Smoleń, M. Kȩdziorek, K. Grela, Catal. Commun. 44 (2014), 80-84. V. Van, C. Dindic, H.V.L. Nguyen, W. Stahl, ChemPhysChem 16 (2015), 291-294. H. Hartwig, H. Dreizler, Z. Naturforsch. A 51 (1996), 923-932. J. Kraitchman, Am. J. Phys. 21

  14. Soyasaponin Bh, a Triterpene Saponin Containing a Unique Hemiacetal-Functional Five-Membered Ring from Glycine max (Soybeans)

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    Soybeans (Glycine max L. Merill) and soy-based food products are major dietary sources of saponins. An oleanane triterpenoid saponin, soyasaponin Bh (1) containing a unique five-membered ring with a hemiacetal functionality together with seven known saponins were isolated from soybeans. Their struct...

  15. Synthesis of five-membered cyclic ethers by reaction of 1,4-diols with dimethyl carbonate.

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    Aricò, Fabio; Tundo, Pietro; Maranzana, Andrea; Tonachini, Glauco

    2012-08-01

    The reaction of 1,4-diols with dimethyl carbonate in the presence of a base led to selective and high-yielding syntheses of related five-membered cyclic ethers. This synthetic pathway has the potential for a wide range of applications. Distinctive cyclic ethers and industrially relevant compounds were synthesized in quantitative yield. The reaction mechanism for the cyclization was investigated. Notably, the chirality of the starting material was maintained. DFT calculations indicated that the formation of five-membered cyclic ethers was energetically the most favorable pathway. Typically, the selectivity exhibited by these systems could be rationalized on the basis of hard-soft acid-base theory. Such principles were applicable as far as computed energy barriers were concerned, but in practice cyclization reactions were shown to be entropically driven.

  16. Two-dimensional character of internal rotation of furfural and other five-member heterocyclic aromatic aldehydes

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    Bataev, Vadim A.; Pupyshev, Vladimir I.; Godunov, Igor A.

    2016-05-01

    The features of nuclear motion corresponding to the rotation of the formyl group (CHO) are studied for the molecules of furfural and some other five-member heterocyclic aromatic aldehydes by the use of MP2/6-311G** quantum chemical approximation. It is demonstrated that the traditional one-dimensional models of internal rotation for the molecules studied have only limited applicability. The reason is the strong kinematic interaction of the rotation of the CHO group and out-of-plane CHO deformation that is realized for the molecules under consideration. The computational procedure based on the two-dimensional approximation is considered for low lying vibrational states as more adequate to the problem.

  17. New series of aromatic/ five-membered heteroaromatic butanesulfonyl hydrazones as potent biological agents: Synthesis, physicochemical and electronic properties

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    Hamurcu, Fatma; Mamaş, Serhat; Ozdemir, Ummuhan Ozmen; Gündüzalp, Ayla Balaban; Senturk, Ozan Sanlı

    2016-08-01

    The aromatic/five-membered heteroaromatic butanesulfonylhydrazone derivatives; 5-bromosalicylaldehydebutanesulfonylhydrazone(1), 2-hydroxy-1-naphthaldehydebutane sulfonylhydrazone(2), indole-3-carboxaldehydebutanesulfonylhydrazone (3), 2-acetylfuran- carboxyaldehydebutanesulfonylhydrazone(4), 2-acetylthiophenecarboxyaldehydebutane- sulfonylhydrazone(5) and 2-acetyl-5-chlorothiophenecarboxyaldehydebutanesulfonyl hydrazone (6) were synthesized by the reaction of butane sulfonic acid hydrazide with aldehydes/ketones and characterized by using elemental analysis, 1H NMR, 13C NMR and FT-IR technique. Their geometric parameters and electronic properties consist of global reactivity descriptors were also determined by theoretical methods. The electrochemical behavior of the butanesulfonylhydrazones were investigated by using cyclic voltammetry (CV), controlled potential electrolysis and chronoamperometry (CA) techniques. The number of electrons transferred (n), diffusion coefficient (D) and standard heterogeneous rate constants (ks) were determined by electrochemical methods.

  18. Ab initio investigation of the structure and nonlinear optical properties of five-membered heterocycles containing sulfur

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    Spassova, Milena; Enchev, Venelin

    2004-03-01

    An ab initio HF and MP2 study of the static (hyper)polarizabilities of 2,4-substituted imidazoles and thiazoles is presented. The comparison of the two types of five-membered heterocycles suggests, that the exocyclic heteroatoms have much more influence upon the calculated hyperpolarizabilities, than the ring heteroatoms. It has been found, that adding diffuse functions to the 6-31G** basis set and inclusion of the electron correlation result in drastic changes in the second hyperpolarizability. The changes are more pronounced for the structures with larger number of sulfur atoms. A HF/6-31G** investigation of a push-pull system, in which thiorhodanine has been chosen as acceptor fragment shows an enhancement of the molecular polarizabilities with respect to the corresponding typical donor-acceptor NH 2/NO 2 polyene.

  19. Effect of five-membered ring and heteroatom substitution on charge transport properties of perylene discotic derivatives: A theoretical approach.

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    Navarro, Amparo; Fernández-Liencres, M Paz; Peña-Ruiz, Tomás; García, Gregorio; Granadino-Roldán, José M; Fernández-Gómez, Manuel

    2016-08-01

    Density functional theory calculations were carried out to investigate the evolvement of charge transport properties of a set of new discotic systems as a function of ring and heteroatom (B, Si, S, and Se) substitution on the basic structure of perylene. The replacement of six-membered rings by five-membered rings in the reference compound has shown a prominent effect on the electron reorganization energy that decreases ∼0.2 eV from perylene to the new carbon five-membered ring derivative. Heteroatom substitution with boron also revealed to lower the LUMO energy level and increase the electron affinity, therefore lowering the electron injection barrier compared to perylene. Since the rate of the charge transfer between two molecules in columnar discotic systems is strongly dependent on the orientation of the stacked cores, the total energy and transfer integral of a dimer as a disc is rotated with respect to the other along the stacking axis have been predicted. Aimed at obtaining a more realistic approach to the bulk structure, the molecular geometry of clusters made up of five discs was fully optimized, and charge transfer rate and mobilities were estimated for charge transport along a one dimensional pathway. Heteroatom substitution with selenium yields electron transfer integral values ∼0.3 eV with a relative disc orientation of 25°, which is the preferred angle according to the dimer energy profile. All the results indicate that the tetraselenium-substituted derivative, not synthetized so far, could be a promising candidate among those studied in this work for the fabrication of n-type semiconductors based on columnar discotic liquid crystals materials. PMID:27497578

  20. Effect of five-membered ring and heteroatom substitution on charge transport properties of perylene discotic derivatives: A theoretical approach

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    Navarro, Amparo; Fernández-Liencres, M. Paz; Peña-Ruiz, Tomás; García, Gregorio; Granadino-Roldán, José M.; Fernández-Gómez, Manuel

    2016-08-01

    Density functional theory calculations were carried out to investigate the evolvement of charge transport properties of a set of new discotic systems as a function of ring and heteroatom (B, Si, S, and Se) substitution on the basic structure of perylene. The replacement of six-membered rings by five-membered rings in the reference compound has shown a prominent effect on the electron reorganization energy that decreases ˜0.2 eV from perylene to the new carbon five-membered ring derivative. Heteroatom substitution with boron also revealed to lower the LUMO energy level and increase the electron affinity, therefore lowering the electron injection barrier compared to perylene. Since the rate of the charge transfer between two molecules in columnar discotic systems is strongly dependent on the orientation of the stacked cores, the total energy and transfer integral of a dimer as a disc is rotated with respect to the other along the stacking axis have been predicted. Aimed at obtaining a more realistic approach to the bulk structure, the molecular geometry of clusters made up of five discs was fully optimized, and charge transfer rate and mobilities were estimated for charge transport along a one dimensional pathway. Heteroatom substitution with selenium yields electron transfer integral values ˜0.3 eV with a relative disc orientation of 25°, which is the preferred angle according to the dimer energy profile. All the results indicate that the tetraselenium-substituted derivative, not synthetized so far, could be a promising candidate among those studied in this work for the fabrication of n-type semiconductors based on columnar discotic liquid crystals materials.

  1. Surface chemistry of five-membered aromatic ring molecules containing two different heteroatoms on Si(111)-7 x 7.

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    Tao, Feng; Bernasek, Steven L

    2007-04-18

    The surface chemistry of three representative aromatic molecules containing two different heteroatoms isoxazole, oxazole, and thiazole on Si(111)-7 x 7 was studied. These molecules exhibit different competition and selectivity for multiple reaction channels with this surface, determined by a combination of molecular electronic and structural factors. Isoxazole is chemically attached to Si(111)-7 x 7 through both dative-bond addition and [4 + 2]-like cycloaddition. Oxazole chemisorbs on Si(111)-7 x 7 through both dative-bond addition and [2 + 2]-like cycloaddition. The kinetically favored [2 + 2]-like cycloadduct at low temperature is thermally converted into the thermodynamically preferred [4 + 2]-like cycloadduct at a temperature higher than 300 K. Thiazole is chemically bound to this surface only through formation of a Si...N dative bond at low temperature. This dative-bonded molecule is thermally converted into a [4 + 2]-like cycloadduct. The reaction channels of the three five-membered aromatic molecules containing two different heteroatoms (isoxazole, oxazole, and thiazole) and of the aromatic molecules containing only one heteroatom (pyridine, pyrrole, furan, and thiophene) are compared and analyzed for a thorough understanding of the reaction mechanisms of various heterocyclic aromatic molecules on this surface. The intrinsic connection between surface reaction mechanism and molecular electronic structure is demonstrated. This includes the distribution of electron density on the molecular ring determined by the geometric arrangement of the heteroatoms, the electronegativity of the heteroatoms, and the electronic contribution of the heteroatoms to formation of aromatic pi conjugation, as well as the molecular polarity.

  2. 2-Hetaryl-1,3-tropolones based on five-membered nitrogen heterocycles: synthesis, structure and properties

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    Sayapin, Yury A; Tupaeva, Inna O; Kolodina, Alexandra A; Gusakov, Eugeny A; Komissarov, Vitaly N; Makarova, Nadezhda I; Metelitsa, Anatoly V; Tkachev, Valery V; Aldoshin, Sergey M; Minkin, Vladimir I

    2015-01-01

    Summary A series of derivatives of 2-hetaryl-1,3-tropolone (β-tropolone) was prepared by the acid-catalyzed reaction of 2-methylbenzoxazoles, 2-methylbenzothiazoles and 2,3,3-trimethylindoline with 3,4,5,6-tetrachloro-1,2-benzoquinone. The molecular structures of the three representative compounds were determined by X-ray crystallography. In crystal and (as shown by the DFT PBE0/6-311+G** calculations) in solution, 2-hetaryl-4,5,6,7-tetrachloro- and 2-hetaryl-5,6,7-trichloro-1,3-tropolones exist in the NH-tautomeric form with a strong resonance-assisted intramolecular N–H···O hydrogen bond. The mechanism of the formation of 1,3-tropolones in the reaction of methylene-active five-membered heterocycles with o-chloranil in acetic acid solution has been studied using density functional theory (DFT) methods. The reaction of 2-(2-benzoxa(thia)zolyl)-5,6,7-trichloro(4,5,6,7-tetrachloro)-1,3-tropolones with alcohols leads to the contraction of the seven-membered tropone ring with the formation of 2-(2-benzoxa(thia)zolyl)-6-alkoxycarbonylphenols. The molecular structure of 2-(2-ethoxycarbonyl-6-hydroxy-3,4,5-trichlorophenyl)benzoxazole has been determined by X-ray diffraction. 2-(2-Benzoxa(thia)zolyl)-6-alkoxycarbonylphenols display intense green fluorescence with anomalous Stokes shifts caused by the excited state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) effects. PMID:26664640

  3. Unexpected Scholl Reaction of 6,7,13,14-Tetraarylbenzo[k]tetraphene: Selective Formation of Five-Membered Rings in Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.

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    Liu, Junzhi; Narita, Akimitsu; Osella, Silvio; Zhang, Wen; Schollmeyer, Dieter; Beljonne, David; Feng, Xinliang; Müllen, Klaus

    2016-03-01

    Cyclodehydrogenation is a versatile reaction that has enabled the syntheses of numerous polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). We now describe a unique Scholl reaction of 6,7,13,14-tetraarylbenzo[k]tetraphene, which "unexpectedly" forms five-membered rings accompanying highly selective 1,2-shift of aryl groups. The geometric and optoelectronic nature of the resulting bistetracene analogue with five-membered rings is comprehensively investigated by single-crystal X-ray, NMR, UV-vis absorption, and cyclic voltammetry analyses. Furthermore, a possible mechanism is proposed to account for the selective five-membered-ring formation with the rearrangement of the aryl groups, which can be rationalized by density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The theoretical results suggest that the formation of the bistetracene analogue with five-membered rings is kinetically controlled while an "expected" product with six-membered rings is thermodynamically more favored. These experimental and theoretical results provide further insights into the still controversial mechanism of the Scholl reaction as well as open up an unprecedented entry to extend the variety of PAHs by programing otherwise unpredictable rearrangements during the Scholl reaction. PMID:26859522

  4. Synthesis of SF5-Substituted Tetrapyrroles, Metalloporphyrins, BODIPYs, and Their Dipyrrane Precursors.

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    Golf, Hartwig R A; Reissig, Hans-Ulrich; Wiehe, Arno

    2015-05-15

    The synthesis of novel pentafluorosulfanyl (SF5)-substituted A4-type porphyrins, their corresponding Zn(II)- and Pd(II)-metal complexes, A3-, A2B- and AB2-type corroles, BODIPYs, and their dipyrrane precursors was studied utilizing commercially available SF5-substituted aryl aldehydes. In addition, the functionalization of SF5-substituted tetrapyrroles was investigated by applying the concept of the nucleophilic aromatic substitution (S(N)Ar) with alcohols and sodium azide onto the pentafluorophenyl moiety of a trans-A2B2-porphyrin and two corrole derivatives with a mixed substitution pattern involving the SF5 group. This allows a fine-tuning of the properties of these macrocycles through a selective and mild introduction of functional groups, giving access to multifunctionalized SF5-substituted porphyrinoids. As an example, one functionalized corrole was further reacted with an azido-substituted BODIPY via the copper(I)-catalyzed 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition yielding the first corrole-BODIPY heterodimer involving the pentafluorosulfanyl group. PMID:25874505

  5. Cyclic tetramers of a five-membered palladacycle based on a head-to-tail-linked isocyanate dimer and their reactivity in cyclotrimerization of isocyanates.

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    Lee, Seon Gye; Choi, Keun-Young; Kim, Yong-Joo; Park, SuJin; Lee, Soon W

    2015-04-14

    Reactions of [Pd(styrene)(PR3)2], generated from trans-[PdEt2(PR3)2] and styrene, with 2 equiv. of benzyl isocyanate in THF at room-temperature afforded unusual cyclic Pd-tetramers of five-membered rings consisting of organic isocyanate dimers and palladium, [Pd(PR3){-C(O)N(R)C(O)N(R)-}]4 (PR3 = PMe3, ; PR3 = PMe2Ph, ). Additionally, a cyclic trimer, (RNCO)3, (R = benzyl) was produced as a catalytic product. Treatment of the cyclic tetramer () with 4 equiv. of chelated phosphine, such as (1,2-bis(diethylphosphino)ethane) (DEPE) or (1,2-bis(dimethylphosphino)ethane) (DMPE), readily caused conversion to a metallacyclic cis-form, [Pd{N(R)C(O)N(R)C(O)}(P ∼ P)] (P ∼ P = DEPE, ; P ∼ P = DMPE, ) in quantitative yields. In contrast, reactions of Pd(0)-PR3 with 2 equiv. of Ar-NCO (Ar = Ph, p-tolyl, p-ClC6H4) afforded metallacyclic complexes having a dimeric isocyanato moiety, cis-[Pd{C(O)N(Ar)-C(O)N(Ar)}(PR3)2] (PR3 = PMe3 Ar = C6H5, ; p-MeC6H4, ; p-Cl-C6H4, ; PR3 = PMe2Ph, Ar = p-Cl-C6H4, ). Treatment of the palladacyclic complex () with an equimolar amount of chelated phosphine such as DEPE readily caused conversion to a palladacyclic cis-form, [Pd{N(Ar)C(O)N(Ar)C(O)}(DEPE)], in quantitative yield. The catalytic cyclotrimerization of benzyl isocyanate to [Pd(styrene)(PMe3)2] was achieved by varying the molar ratio of R-NCO (R = benzyl). In addition, catalytic cyclotrimerization was performed from the five-membered palladacyclic complexes or the Pd(0)-PR3 complex with excess Ar-NCO.

  6. 5-Substituted 3-chlorokenpaullone derivatives are potent inhibitors of Trypanosoma brucei bloodstream forms.

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    Orban, Oliver C F; Korn, Ricarda S; Benítez, Diego; Medeiros, Andrea; Preu, Lutz; Loaëc, Nadège; Meijer, Laurent; Koch, Oliver; Comini, Marcelo A; Kunick, Conrad

    2016-08-15

    Trypanothione synthetase is an essential enzyme for kinetoplastid parasites which cause highly disabling and fatal diseases in humans and animals. Inspired by the observation that N(5)-substituted paullones inhibit the trypanothione synthetase from the related parasite Leishmania infantum, we designed and synthesized a series of new derivatives. Although none of the new compounds displayed strong inhibition of Trypanosoma brucei trypanothione synthetase, several of them caused a remarkable growth inhibition of cultivated Trypanosoma brucei bloodstream forms. The most potent congener 3a showed antitrypanosomal activity in double digit nanomolar concentrations and a selectivity index of three orders of magnitude versus murine macrophage cells. PMID:27349574

  7. Design, Synthesis and Bioactivity of N-Glycosyl-N′-(5-substituted phenyl-2-furoyl) Hydrazide Derivatives

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    Cui, Zining; Su, Hang; Jiang, Jiazhen; Yang, Xinling; Nishida, Yoshihiro

    2014-01-01

    Condensation products of 5-substituted phenyl-2-furoyl hydrazide with different monosaccharides d-glucose, d-galactose,d-mannose, d-fucose and d-arabinose were prepared. The anomerization and cyclic-acyclic isomers were investigated by 1H NMR spectroscopy. The results showed that, except for the d-glucose derivatives, which were in the presence of β-anomeric forms, all derivatives were in an acyclic Schiff base form. Their antifungal and antitumor activities were studied. The bioassay results indicated that some title compounds showed superior effects over the commercial positive controls. PMID:24756095

  8. Theoretical studies on tautomerism and IR spectra of C-5 substituted imidazoles

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    Kurzepa, Mal̷gorzata; Dobrowolski, Jan Cz; Mazurek, Aleksander P.

    2001-05-01

    Total energy, Gibbs free energy, the highest π and σ electronic states, and IR spectra were calculated for twelve C-5 substituted imidazoles at the MP2/6-311++G ∗∗ level. The COOH and BH 2 groups stabilize strongly the N 1-H tautomer, the F and OH groups stabilize strongly the N 3-H tautomer, whereas the NH 2 and NO 2 groups favours the N 3-H tautomer with a similar, medium strength. The calculated IR spectra of the imidazoles studied reveal differences between the two tautomers, but they do not follow the order of derivatives emerging from the energetics.

  9. INHIBITION OF A THYMINE-DEFICIENT MUTANT OF ESCHERICHIA COLI BY 5-SUBSTITUTED URACILS

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    Shapira, Jacob; Lowden, Lois; Hale, Ralph

    1962-01-01

    Shapira, Jacob (Consolidated Veterans Administration Hospital, Little Rock, Ark.), Lois Lowden, and Ralph Hale. Inhibition of a thymine-deficient mutant of Escherichia coli by 5-substituted uracils. J. Bacteriol. 83:919–923. 1962.—Small inocula of well-washed cells of a thymine-requiring mutant of Escherichia coli were incubated in a thymine-containing glucose-salts medium with a variety of 5-substituted pyrimidines and pyrimidine ribosides. After a lag phase, the turbidity of the cultures increased appreciably which, in the case of 5-ethyluracil and 5-ethyluridine, was primarily due to an elongation of the cells. 5-Ethyluracil at low thymine concentrations increased the lag phase and decreased the rate and final amount of growth. At high thymine concentrations, it had less effect on the final turbidity of the cultures. The inhibition index for this compound was relatively constant, suggesting competitive inhibition. Several other pyrimidine analogues inhibited growth. The nucleosides of 5-bromouracil and 5-aminouracil were no more effective than the free bases. The ribosides of 5-ethyluracil and 5-butyluracil were appreciably more inhibitory than the free bases and were the most potent compounds tested. It is likely that the inhibition of growth is a reflection of the effect of these compounds on ribonucleic acid synthesis by the cells. PMID:13911280

  10. Synthesis and Bioactivity of 5-Substituted-2-furoyl Diacylhydazide Derivatives with Aliphatic Chain

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    Cui, Zining; Li, Xinghai; Tian, Fang; Yan, Xiaojing

    2014-01-01

    A series of 5-substituted-2-furoyl diacylhydazide derivatives with aliphatic chain were designed and synthesized. Their structures were characterized by IR, 1H NMR, elemental analysis, and X-ray single crystal diffraction. The anti-tumor bioassay revealed that some title compounds exhibited promising activity against the selected cancer cell lines, especially against the human promyelocytic leukemic cells (HL-60). Their fungicidal tests indicated that most of the title compounds showed significant anti-fungal activity. The preliminary structure-activity relationship showed that the aliphatic chain length and differences in the R2 group had obvious effects on the anti-tumor and anti-fungal activities. The bioassay results demonstrated that the title compounds hold great promise as novel lead compounds for further drug discovery. PMID:24853128

  11. Synthesis and biological evaluation of C(5)-substituted derivatives of leukotriene biosynthesis inhibitor BRP-7.

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    Levent, Serkan; Gerstmeier, Jana; Olgaç, Abdurrahman; Nikels, Felix; Garscha, Ulrike; Carotti, Andrea; Macchiarulo, Antonio; Werz, Oliver; Banoglu, Erden; Çalışkan, Burcu

    2016-10-21

    Pharmacological intervention with 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) pathway leading to suppression of leukotriene (LT) biosynthesis is a clinically validated strategy for treatment of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases such as asthma and atherosclerosis. Here we describe the synthesis of a series of C(5)-substituted analogues of the previously described 5-LO-activating protein (FLAP) inhibitor BRP-7 (IC50 = 0.31 μM) to explore the effects of substitution at the C(5)-benzimidazole (BI) ring as a strategy to increase the potency against FLAP-mediated 5-LO product formation. Incorporation of polar substituents on the C(5) position of the BI core, exemplified by compound 11 with a C(5)-nitrile substituent, significantly enhances the potency for suppression of 5-LO product synthesis in human neutrophils (IC50 = 0.07 μM) and monocytes (IC50 = 0.026 μM). PMID:27423639

  12. Cytogenetic and symbiont analysis of five members of the B. dorsalis complex (Diptera, Tephritidae): no evidence of chromosomal or symbiont-based speciation events.

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    Augustinos, Antonios A; Drosopoulou, Elena; Gariou-Papalexiou, Aggeliki; Asimakis, Elias D; Cáceres, Carlos; Tsiamis, George; Bourtzis, Kostas; Penelope Mavragani-Tsipidou; Zacharopoulou, Antigone

    2015-01-01

    The Bactrocera dorsalis species complex, currently comprising about 90 entities has received much attention. During the last decades, considerable effort has been devoted to delimiting the species of the complex. This information is of great importance for agriculture and world trade, since the complex harbours several pest species of major economic importance and other species that could evolve into global threats. Speciation in Diptera is usually accompanied by chromosomal rearrangements, particularly inversions that are assumed to reduce/eliminate gene flow. Other candidates currently receiving much attention regarding their possible involvement in speciation are reproductive symbionts, such as Wolbachia, Spiroplasma, Arsenophonus, Rickettsia and Cardinium. Such symbionts tend to spread quickly through natural populations and can cause a variety of phenotypes that promote pre-mating and/or post-mating isolation and, in addition, can affect the biology, physiology, ecology and evolution of their insect hosts in various ways. Considering all these aspects, we present: (a) a summary of the recently gained knowledge on the cytogenetics of five members of the Bactrocera dorsalis complex, namely Bactrocera dorsalis s.s., Bactrocera invadens, Bactrocera philippinensis, Bactrocera papayae and Bactrocera carambolae, supplemented by additional data from a Bactrocera dorsalis s.s. colony from China, as well as by a cytogenetic comparison between the dorsalis complex and the genetically close species, Bactrocera tryoni, and, (b) a reproductive symbiont screening of 18 different colonized populations of these five taxa. Our analysis did not reveal any chromosomal rearrangements that could differentiate among them. Moreover, screening for reproductive symbionts was negative for all colonies derived from different geographic origins and/or hosts. There are many different factors that can lead to speciation, and our data do not support chromosomal and/or symbiotic

  13. Cytogenetic and symbiont analysis of five members of the B. dorsalis complex (Diptera, Tephritidae): no evidence of chromosomal or symbiont-based speciation events

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    Augustinos, Antonios A.; Drosopoulou, Elena; Gariou-Papalexiou, Aggeliki; Asimakis, Elias D.; Cáceres, Carlos; Tsiamis, George; Bourtzis, Kostas; Penelope Mavragani-Tsipidou; Zacharopoulou, Antigone

    2015-01-01

    Abstract The Bactrocera dorsalis species complex, currently comprising about 90 entities has received much attention. During the last decades, considerable effort has been devoted to delimiting the species of the complex. This information is of great importance for agriculture and world trade, since the complex harbours several pest species of major economic importance and other species that could evolve into global threats. Speciation in Diptera is usually accompanied by chromosomal rearrangements, particularly inversions that are assumed to reduce/eliminate gene flow. Other candidates currently receiving much attention regarding their possible involvement in speciation are reproductive symbionts, such as Wolbachia, Spiroplasma, Arsenophonus, Rickettsia and Cardinium. Such symbionts tend to spread quickly through natural populations and can cause a variety of phenotypes that promote pre-mating and/or post-mating isolation and, in addition, can affect the biology, physiology, ecology and evolution of their insect hosts in various ways. Considering all these aspects, we present: (a) a summary of the recently gained knowledge on the cytogenetics of five members of the Bactrocera dorsalis complex, namely Bactrocera dorsalis s.s., Bactrocera invadens, Bactrocera philippinensis, Bactrocera papayae and Bactrocera carambolae, supplemented by additional data from a Bactrocera dorsalis s.s. colony from China, as well as by a cytogenetic comparison between the dorsalis complex and the genetically close species, Bactrocera tryoni, and, (b) a reproductive symbiont screening of 18 different colonized populations of these five taxa. Our analysis did not reveal any chromosomal rearrangements that could differentiate among them. Moreover, screening for reproductive symbionts was negative for all colonies derived from different geographic origins and/or hosts. There are many different factors that can lead to speciation, and our data do not support chromosomal and/or symbiotic

  14. Growth of epitaxial orthorhombic YO1.5-substituted HfO2 thin film

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    Shimizu, Takao; Katayama, Kiliha; Kiguchi, Takanori; Akama, Akihiro; Konno, Toyohiko J.; Funakubo, Hiroshi

    2015-07-01

    YO1.5-substituted HfO2 thin films with various substitution amounts were grown on (100) YSZ substrates by the pulsed laser deposition method directly from the vapor phase. The epitaxial growth of film with different YO1.5 amounts was confirmed by the X-ray diffraction method. Wide-area reciprocal lattice mapping measurements were performed to clarify the crystal symmetry of films. The formed phases changed from low-symmetry monoclinic baddeleyite to high-symmetry tetragonal/cubic fluorite phases through an orthorhombic phase as the YO1.5 amount increased from 0 to 0.15. The additional annular bright-field scanning transmission electron microscopy indicates that the orthorhombic phase has polar structure. This means that the direct growth by vapor is of polar orthorhombic HfO2-based film. Moreover, high-temperature X-ray diffraction measurements showed that the film with a YO1.5 amount of 0.07 with orthorhombic structure at room temperature only exhibited a structural phase transition to tetragonal phase above 450 °C. This temperature is much higher than the reported maximum temperature of 200 °C to obtain ferroelectricity as well as the expected temperature for real device application. The growth of epitaxial orthorhombic HfO2-based film helps clarify the nature of ferroelectricity in HfO2-based films (186 words/200 words).

  15. [Cu(OH)(TMEDA)]₂Cl₂-catalyzed regioselective 2-arylation of 5-substituted tetrazoles with boronic acids under mild conditions.

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    Onaka, Takuya; Umemoto, Hideaki; Miki, Yasuyoshi; Nakamura, Akira; Maegawa, Tomohiro

    2014-07-18

    A mild and regioselective 2-arylation of 5-substituted tetrazoles is described. The reaction proceeds regioselectively with a variety of arylboronic acids in the presence of [Cu(OH)(TMEDA)]2Cl2 to afford 2,5-disubstituted tetrazoles. This is the first report of highly regioselective arylation of 5-alkyltetrazoles. PMID:24962401

  16. Influence of alkoxy groups on rates of acetal hydrolysis and tosylate solvolysis: electrostatic stabilization of developing oxocarbenium ion intermediates and neighboring-group participation to form oxonium ions.

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    Garcia, Angie; Otte, Douglas A L; Salamant, Walter A; Sanzone, Jillian R; Woerpel, K A

    2015-05-01

    The hydrolysis of 4-alkoxy-substituted acetals was accelerated by about 20-fold compared to that of sterically comparable substrates that do not have an alkoxy group. Rate accelerations are largest when the two functional groups are linked by a flexible cyclic tether. When controlled for the inductive destabilization, an alkoxy group can accelerate acetal hydrolysis by up to 200-fold. The difference in rates of acetal hydrolysis between a substrate where the alkoxy group was tethered to the acetal group by a five-membered ring compared to one where it was tethered by an eight-membered ring was less than 100-fold, suggesting that fused-ring intermediates were not formed. By comparison, the difference in rates of solvolysis of structurally related tosylates were nearly 10(6)-fold between the five- and eight-membered ring series. This observation implicates neighboring-group participation in the solvolysis of tosylates but not in the hydrolysis of acetals. The acceleration of acetal hydrolysis by an alkoxy group is better explained by electrostatic stabilization of intermediates that accumulate positive charge at the acetal carbon atom.

  17. Influence of alkoxy groups on rates of acetal hydrolysis and tosylate solvolysis: electrostatic stabilization of developing oxocarbenium ion intermediates and neighboring-group participation to form oxonium ions.

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    Garcia, Angie; Otte, Douglas A L; Salamant, Walter A; Sanzone, Jillian R; Woerpel, K A

    2015-05-01

    The hydrolysis of 4-alkoxy-substituted acetals was accelerated by about 20-fold compared to that of sterically comparable substrates that do not have an alkoxy group. Rate accelerations are largest when the two functional groups are linked by a flexible cyclic tether. When controlled for the inductive destabilization, an alkoxy group can accelerate acetal hydrolysis by up to 200-fold. The difference in rates of acetal hydrolysis between a substrate where the alkoxy group was tethered to the acetal group by a five-membered ring compared to one where it was tethered by an eight-membered ring was less than 100-fold, suggesting that fused-ring intermediates were not formed. By comparison, the difference in rates of solvolysis of structurally related tosylates were nearly 10(6)-fold between the five- and eight-membered ring series. This observation implicates neighboring-group participation in the solvolysis of tosylates but not in the hydrolysis of acetals. The acceleration of acetal hydrolysis by an alkoxy group is better explained by electrostatic stabilization of intermediates that accumulate positive charge at the acetal carbon atom. PMID:25806832

  18. Improved Synthesis of 5-Substituted 1H-Tetrazoles via the [3+2] Cycloaddition of Nitriles and Sodium Azide Catalyzed by Silica Sulfuric Acid

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    Du, Zhenting; Si, Changmei; Li, Youqiang; Wang, Yin; Lu, Jing

    2012-01-01

    A silica supported sulfuric acid catalyzed [3+2] cycloaddition of nitriles and sodium azide to form 5-substituted 1H-tetrazoles is described. The protocol can provide a series of 5-substituted 1H-tetrazoles using silica sulfuric acid from nitriles and sodium azide in DMF in 72%–95% yield. PMID:22606004

  19. Prebiotic synthesis of 5-substituted uracils: a bridge between the RNA world and the DNA-protein world

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    Robertson, M. P.; Miller, S. L.

    1995-01-01

    Under prebiotic conditions, formaldehyde adds to uracil at the C-5 position to produce 5-hydroxymethyluracil with favorable rates and equilibria. Hydroxymethyluracil adds a variety of nucleophiles, such as ammonia, glycine, guanidine, hydrogen sulfide, hydrogen cyanide, imidazole, indole, and phenol, to give 5-substituted uracils with the side chains of most of the 20 amino acids in proteins. These reactions are sufficiently robust that, if uracil had been present on the primitive Earth, then these substituted uracils would also have been present. The ribozymes of the RNA world would have included many of the functional groups found in proteins today, and their catalytic activities may have been considerably greater than presently assumed.

  20. [Nursing home care on the move; a stock-taking overview of 5 substitution projects nursing home care].

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    Schols, J M; Theunissen, N J; Borst, V; Sinnema, M E

    1995-02-01

    An inventory was made of 5 substitute care projects in old people's homes, performed by the nursing home in Geertruidenberg. Data were gathered by semi-structured interviews and enquiries. The general goal of substitution of nursing home care for outdoor patients is to provide complementary outreaching nursing home services, by which real nursing home admittance can be postponed or avoided. In fact, in many cases substitution care appears to avoid nursing home admittance. In 1991-1993 there were 144 participants in these projects, from which only 11 at least were admitted to the nursing home. In the near future however, the quality of these outreaching nursing home projects has to be improved, especially on aspects as: continuity and methodology of care and with respect to the multidisciplinary approach. At last the financial support of these projects appears to be complicated and uncertain. A structural solution for this problem is urgent too.

  1. Receptor binding profiles and quantitative structure-affinity relationships of some 5-substituted-N,N-diallyltryptamines.

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    Cozzi, Nicholas V; Daley, Paul F

    2016-02-01

    N,N-Diallyltryptamine (DALT) and 5-methoxy-N,N-diallyltryptamine (5-MeO-DALT) are two tryptamines synthesized and tested by Alexander Shulgin. In self-experiments, 5-MeO-DALT was reported to be psychoactive in the 12-20mg range, while the unsubstituted compound DALT had few discernible effects in the 42-80 mg range. Recently, 5-MeO-DALT has been used in nonmedical settings for its psychoactive effects, but these effects have been poorly characterized and little is known of its pharmacological properties. We extended the work of Shulgin by synthesizing additional 5-substituted-DALTs. We then compared them to DALT and 5-MeO-DALT for their binding affinities at 45 cloned receptors and transporter proteins. Based on in vitro binding affinity, we identified 27 potential receptor targets for the 5-substituted-DALT compounds. Five of the DALT compounds had affinity in the 10-80 nM range for serotonin 5-HT1A and 5-HT2B receptors, while the affinity of DALT itself at 5-HT1A receptors was slightly lower at 100 nM. Among the 5-HT2 subtypes, the weakest affinity was at 5-HT2A receptors, spanning 250-730 nM. Five of the DALT compounds had affinity in the 50-400 nM range for serotonin 5-HT1D, 5-HT6, and 5-HT7 receptors; again, it was the unsubstituted DALT that had the weakest affinity at all three subtypes. The test drugs had even weaker affinity for 5-HT1B, 5-HT1E, and 5-HT5A subtypes and little or no affinity for the 5-HT3 subtype. These compounds also had generally nanomolar affinities for adrenergic α2A, α2B, and α2C receptors, sigma receptors σ1 and σ2, histamine H1 receptors, and norepinephrine and serotonin uptake transporters. They also bound to other targets in the nanomolar-to-low micromolar range. Based on these binding results, it is likely that multiple serotonin receptors, as well as several nonserotonergic sites are important for the psychoactive effects of DALT drugs. To learn whether any quantitative structure-affinity relationships existed, we evaluated

  2. Structure-Reactivity Relationships for β-Galactosidase (Escherichia coli, lac Z): A Second Derivative Effect on β(nuc) for Addition of Alkyl Alcohols to an Oxocarbenium Ion Reaction Intermediate.

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    Richard, John P; Heo, Christina K; Toteva, Maria M

    2008-07-01

    Velocities for the synthesis of trifluoroethyl 2-deoxy-β-D-galactopyranoside by transfer of the 2-deoxygalactosyl group from β-galactosidase to trifluoroethanol were determined from studies of the β-galactosidase-catalyzed cleavage of 4-nitrophenyl-2-deoxy-β-D-galactopyranoside as the difference in rates of appearance of 4-nitrophenoxide anion and 2-D-deoxygalactose. These data were used to calculate a rate constant ratio of k(ROH)/k(s) = 2.3 M(-1) for partitioning of the intermediate between addition of trifluoroethanol and solvent water. Velocities for the synthesis of other alkyl 2-deoxy-β-D-galactopyranosides by transfer of the 2-deoxygalactosyl group from β-galactosidase to alkyl alcohols were determined from the effect of alkyl alcohols on the velocity of β-galactosidase-catalyzed cleavage of 4-nitrophenyl-2-deoxy-β-D-galactopyranoside in a reaction where breakdown of the intermediate is rate determining. These data were used to calculate rate constant ratios k(ROH)/k(s) for the reactions of eight alkyl alcohols. Absolute rate constants k(ROH) (M(-1) s(-1)) were calculated from k(ROH)/k(s) and k(s) = 0.002 s(-1) for the addition of water. A Brønsted coefficient of β(nuc) = -0.07 ± 0.08 was determined as the slope of a logarithmic correlation of k(ROH) against alcohol pK(a). The change from a 2-OH to a 2-H substituent at the β-D-galactopyranosyl intermediate causes a 0.12 ± 0.04 increase in the value of β(nuc) for alcohol addition. This anti-Hammond effect provides evidence that general basecatalyzed addition of alcohols to an enzyme bound β-D-galactopyranosyl oxocarbenium ion intermediate proceeds along a reaction coordinate in which there is strong coupling between carbon-oxygen bond formation and proton transfer from the alcohol to a basic residue at the enzyme.

  3. 5'-Substituted Amiloride Derivatives as Allosteric Modulators Binding in the Sodium Ion Pocket of the Adenosine A2A Receptor.

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    Massink, Arnault; Louvel, Julien; Adlere, Ilze; van Veen, Corine; Huisman, Berend J H; Dijksteel, Gabrielle S; Guo, Dong; Lenselink, Eelke B; Buckley, Benjamin J; Matthews, Hayden; Ranson, Marie; Kelso, Michael; IJzerman, Adriaan P

    2016-05-26

    The sodium ion site is an allosteric site conserved among many G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Amiloride 1 and 5-(N,N-hexamethylene)amiloride 2 (HMA) supposedly bind in this sodium ion site and can influence orthosteric ligand binding. The availability of a high-resolution X-ray crystal structure of the human adenosine A2A receptor (hA2AAR), in which the allosteric sodium ion site was elucidated, makes it an appropriate model receptor for investigating the allosteric site. In this study, we report the synthesis and evaluation of novel 5'-substituted amiloride derivatives as hA2AAR allosteric antagonists. The potency of the amiloride derivatives was assessed by their ability to displace orthosteric radioligand [(3)H]4-(2-((7-amino-2-(furan-2-yl)-[1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-a]-[1,3,5]triazin-5-yl)amino)ethyl)phenol ([(3)H]ZM-241,385) from both the wild-type and sodium ion site W246A mutant hA2AAR. 4-Ethoxyphenethyl-substituted amiloride 12l was found to be more potent than both amiloride and HMA, and the shift in potency between the wild-type and mutated receptor confirmed its likely binding to the sodium ion site. PMID:27124340

  4. Growth of epitaxial orthorhombic YO{sub 1.5}-substituted HfO{sub 2} thin film

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    Shimizu, Takao; Katayama, Kiliha; Kiguchi, Takanori; Akama, Akihiro; Konno, Toyohiko J.; Funakubo, Hiroshi

    2015-07-20

    YO{sub 1.5}-substituted HfO{sub 2} thin films with various substitution amounts were grown on (100) YSZ substrates by the pulsed laser deposition method directly from the vapor phase. The epitaxial growth of film with different YO{sub 1.5} amounts was confirmed by the X-ray diffraction method. Wide-area reciprocal lattice mapping measurements were performed to clarify the crystal symmetry of films. The formed phases changed from low-symmetry monoclinic baddeleyite to high-symmetry tetragonal/cubic fluorite phases through an orthorhombic phase as the YO{sub 1.5} amount increased from 0 to 0.15. The additional annular bright-field scanning transmission electron microscopy indicates that the orthorhombic phase has polar structure. This means that the direct growth by vapor is of polar orthorhombic HfO{sub 2}-based film. Moreover, high-temperature X-ray diffraction measurements showed that the film with a YO{sub 1.5} amount of 0.07 with orthorhombic structure at room temperature only exhibited a structural phase transition to tetragonal phase above 450 °C. This temperature is much higher than the reported maximum temperature of 200 °C to obtain ferroelectricity as well as the expected temperature for real device application. The growth of epitaxial orthorhombic HfO{sub 2}-based film helps clarify the nature of ferroelectricity in HfO{sub 2}-based films (186 words/200 words)

  5. Synthesis and antitumor evaluation of novel 5-substituted-4-hydroxy-8-nitroquinazolines as EGFR signaling-targeted inhibitors.

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    Jin, Yi; Li, Hui-Yuan; Lin, Li-Ping; Tan, Jinzhi; Ding, Jian; Luo, Xiaomin; Long, Ya-Qiu

    2005-10-01

    The synthesis and biological activity of a series of novel 5-substituted-4-hydroxy-8-nitroquinazolines that may function as inhibitors of EGFR- and/or ErbB-2-related oncogenic signaling are described. These compounds were prepared by S(N)Ar reaction of 5-chloro-4-hydroxy-8-nitroquinazoline with alkyl or aryl amines, or alkyl alcohol as nucleophiles. Although the enzyme assay showed a weak inhibition effect against both EGFR and ErbB-2 tyrosine kinases, the cell-based antitumor activity turned out promising. Compounds having 5-anilino substituent exhibit high potency with 5-(4-methoxy)anilino-4-hydroxy-8-nitroquinazoline (1h) being the best dual EGFR/ErbB-2 inhibitors, which effectively inhibited the growth of both EGFR (MDA-MB-468, IC(50)<0.01microM) and ErbB-2 (SK-BR-3, IC(50)=13microM) overexpressing human tumor cell lines in vitro. More interestingly, the variation of the substituent(s) at the 3- and/or 4-position of the 5-anilino portion was found to modulate the selectivity and potency dramatically. However, compounds having an alkylamino or alkyloxy group at the 5-position of 4-hydroxy-8-nitroquinazolines are essentially inactive. These results are consistent with molecular modeling observations. This study was the first attempt to identify new structural types of dual EGFR/ErbB-2-related signaling inhibitors by incorporation of the anilino group at the 5-position of 4-hydroxy-8-nitroquinazolines' core structure, providing promising new templates for further development of potent inhibitors targeting both EGFR and ErbB-2 tyrosine kinases.

  6. Design and synthesis of 5-(substituted benzylidene)thiazolidine-2,4-dione derivatives as novel tyrosinase inhibitors.

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    Ha, Young Mi; Park, Yun Jung; Kim, Jin-Ah; Park, Daeui; Park, Ji Young; Lee, Hye Jin; Lee, Ji Yeon; Moon, Hyung Ryong; Chung, Hae Young

    2012-03-01

    In continuing our search for novel tyrosinase inhibitors, a series of 5-(substituted benzylidene)thiazolidine-2,4-diones were rationally designed and synthesized, and their inhibitory effects on mushroom tyrosinase activity were evaluated. Twelve target compounds 2a-2l were designed and synthesized based on the structural characteristics of N-phenylthiourea, a tyrosinase inhibitor, and tyrosine and L-DOPA, the natural substrates of tyrosinase. Among them, (Z)-5-(4-hydroxybenzylidene)thiazolidine-2,4-dione (2a) and (Z)-5-(3-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzylidene)thiazolidine-2,4-dione (2f) exhibited much higher tyrosinase inhibitory activities, with IC(50) values of 13.36 and 9.87 μM, respectively, than kojic acid (IC(50) = 24.72 μM). Kinetic analysis of tyrosinase inhibition revealed that 2a and 2f are competitive inhibitors of mushroom tyrosinase. In addition, through prediction of the potato catechol oxidase tertiary structure and simulation of docking with compounds 2a and 2f using DOCK6, we found that these inhibitors likely bind to the active site of the enzyme. Docking simulation results suggested that 2a and 2f have high binding affinities with potato catechol oxidase. In addition, compounds 2a and 2f effectively inhibited tyrosinase activity and reduced melanin levels in B16 cells treated with α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH). These data strongly suggest that compounds 2a and 2f suppress the production of melanin via the inhibition of tyrosinase activity. PMID:22301213

  7. Selection of orally active antifungal agents from 3,5-substituted isoxazolidine derivatives based on acute efficacy-safety profiles.

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    Palmer, G C; Ordy, M J; Simmons, R D; Strand, J C; Radov, L A; Mullen, G B; Kinsolving, C R; St Georgiev, V; Mitchell, J T; Allen, S D

    1989-06-01

    Routine in vitro screening of a new synthetic series of 3,5-substituted 2-methylisoxazolidines revealed that three imidazole analogs (PR 967-248, PR 967-234, and PR 969-566) and, to a lesser extent, a triazole analog (PR 988-399) exerted rather potent antifungal activity against three systemic and four dermatophytic classes of fungi. When tested in vivo for ability to eradicate Candida vaginitis in the rat, the triazole derivative, PR 988-399, was effective after oral administration. In this in vivo test for efficacy, PR 967-234 and PR 969-566 reduced but did not eradicate the infection, while PR 967-248 was inactive. PR 988-399 was, moreover, 4- to 13-fold less potent than the three imidazoles in inhibiting testosterone synthesis in isolated rat Leydig cells. After oral or intravenous administration, PR 988-399 and PR 969-566 elicited the fewest cardiovascular and behavioural side effects in conscious dogs. The rat safety study consisted of oral dosing followed by evaluation of the exploratory motor activity of the naive animals in a novel environment. Motor activity was suppressed least by PR 988-399 and most by PR 969-566. In a battery of mouse behavioural-neuromuscular-drug interaction tests, PR 988-399 and PR 969-566 produced the fewest central-behavioural-neuromuscular signs. These efficacy-safety evaluations were performed with ketoconazole as a positive reference standard. The sequence of drug testing with respect to efficacy-safety considerations appears to be a suitable approach for early detection of orally active antifungal agents such as PR 988-399 for more advanced development.

  8. Planar B3S2H3(-) and B3S2H3 clusters with a five-membered B3S2 ring: boron-sulfur hydride analogues of cyclopentadiene.

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    Li, Da-Zhi; Li, Rui; Zhang, Li-Juan; Ou, Ting; Zhai, Hua-Jin

    2016-08-21

    Boron clusters can serve as inorganic analogues of hydrocarbons or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). We present herein, based upon global searches and electronic structural calculations at the B3LYP and CCSD(T) levels, the global-minimum structures of two boron-sulfur hydride clusters: C2v B3S2H3(-) (1, (2)B1) and C2v B3S2H3 (2, (1)A1). Both species are perfectly planar and feature a five-membered B3S2 ring as the structural core, with three H atoms attached terminally to the B sites. Chemical bonding analysis shows that C2v B3S2H3(-) (1) has a delocalized 5π system within a heteroatomic B3S2 ring, analogous to the π bonding in cyclopentadiene, D5h C5H5. The corresponding closed-shell C2v B3S2H3(2-) (3, (1)A1) dianion is only a local minimum. At the single-point CCSD(T) level, it is 5.7 kcal mol(-1) above the chain-like C1 ((1)A) open structure. This situation is in contrast to the cyclopentadienyl anion, C5H5(-), a prototypical aromatic hydrocarbon with a π sextet. The C2v B3S2H3 (2) neutral cluster is readily obtained upon removal of one π electron from C2v B3S2H3(-) (1). The anion photoelectron spectrum of C2v B3S2H3(-) (1) and the infrared absorption spectrum of C2v B3S2H3 (2) are predicted. The C2v B3S2H3(-) (1) species can be stabilized in sandwich-type C2h [(B3S2H3)2Fe](2-) and salt C2h [(B3S2H3)2Fe]Li2 complexes. An intriguing difference is observed between the pattern of π sextet in C2v B3S2H3(2-) (3) dianion and that in cyclopentadienyl anion. The present work also sheds light on the mechanism of structural evolution in the B3S2H3(0/-/2-) series with charge states. PMID:27424889

  9. Planar B3S2H3(-) and B3S2H3 clusters with a five-membered B3S2 ring: boron-sulfur hydride analogues of cyclopentadiene.

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    Li, Da-Zhi; Li, Rui; Zhang, Li-Juan; Ou, Ting; Zhai, Hua-Jin

    2016-08-21

    Boron clusters can serve as inorganic analogues of hydrocarbons or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). We present herein, based upon global searches and electronic structural calculations at the B3LYP and CCSD(T) levels, the global-minimum structures of two boron-sulfur hydride clusters: C2v B3S2H3(-) (1, (2)B1) and C2v B3S2H3 (2, (1)A1). Both species are perfectly planar and feature a five-membered B3S2 ring as the structural core, with three H atoms attached terminally to the B sites. Chemical bonding analysis shows that C2v B3S2H3(-) (1) has a delocalized 5π system within a heteroatomic B3S2 ring, analogous to the π bonding in cyclopentadiene, D5h C5H5. The corresponding closed-shell C2v B3S2H3(2-) (3, (1)A1) dianion is only a local minimum. At the single-point CCSD(T) level, it is 5.7 kcal mol(-1) above the chain-like C1 ((1)A) open structure. This situation is in contrast to the cyclopentadienyl anion, C5H5(-), a prototypical aromatic hydrocarbon with a π sextet. The C2v B3S2H3 (2) neutral cluster is readily obtained upon removal of one π electron from C2v B3S2H3(-) (1). The anion photoelectron spectrum of C2v B3S2H3(-) (1) and the infrared absorption spectrum of C2v B3S2H3 (2) are predicted. The C2v B3S2H3(-) (1) species can be stabilized in sandwich-type C2h [(B3S2H3)2Fe](2-) and salt C2h [(B3S2H3)2Fe]Li2 complexes. An intriguing difference is observed between the pattern of π sextet in C2v B3S2H3(2-) (3) dianion and that in cyclopentadienyl anion. The present work also sheds light on the mechanism of structural evolution in the B3S2H3(0/-/2-) series with charge states.

  10. Stereoselective amine-thiourea-catalysed sulfa-Michael/nitroaldol cascade approach to 3,4,5-substituted tetrahydrothiophenes bearing a quaternary stereocenter

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    Meninno, Sara; Volpe, Chiara; Della Sala, Giorgio; Capobianco, Amedeo

    2016-01-01

    Summary An investigation on the stereoselective cascade sulfa-Michael/aldol reaction of nitroalkenes and commercially available 1,4-dithiane-2,5-diol to 3,4,5-substituted tetrahydrothiophenes, bearing a quaternary stereocenter, is presented. A secondary amine thiourea derived from (R,R)-1,2-diphenylethylamine was found to be the most effective catalyst when using trans-β-methyl-β-nitrostyrenes affording the heterocyclic products in good yields and moderate stereoselectivities. PMID:27340455

  11. Ferric Hydrogensulfate [Fe(HSO4)3] As a Reusable Heterogeneous Catalyst for the Synthesis of 5-Substituted-1H-Tetrazoles and Amides

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    Eshghi, Hossein; Seyedi, Seyed Mohammad; Zarei, Elaheh Rahimi

    2011-01-01

    Ferric hydrogensulfate catalyzed the synthesis of 5-substituted 1H-tetrazoles via [2 + 3] cycloaddition of nitriles and sodium azide. This method has the advantages of high yields, simple methodology, and easy workup. The catalyst can be recovered by simple filtration and reused delivering good yields. Also, ferric hydrogensulfate catalyzed the hydrolysis of nitriles to primary amides under aqueous conditions. Various aliphatic and aromatic nitriles converted to the corresponding amides in good yields without any contamination with carboxylic acids. PMID:24052817

  12. Synthesis of functionalized 5-substituted thiazolidine-2-thiones via adscititious xanthate-promoted radical cyclization of allyl(alkyl/aryl)dithiocarbamates.

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    Gao, Simiao; Zhang, Yu; Dong, Jun; Chen, Ning; Xu, Jiaxi

    2016-01-21

    Functionalized 5-substituted thiazolidine-2-thiones were synthesized efficiently from alkyl allyl(alkyl/aryl)-dithiocarbamates via radical cyclization with the corresponding S-alkyl O-ethyl xanthates as the adscititious radical precursors. The application of the adscititious radical precursors improves not only the yields, but also the efficiency in the radical cyclization reaction significantly. The current adscititious radical precursor method provides a new strategy for the achievement and improvement of some radical reactions which are hardly or difficultly realized by the traditional direct methods. PMID:26626401

  13. Synthesis and antibacterial activity of pyridinium-tailored 2,5-substituted-1,3,4-oxadiazole thioether/sulfoxide/sulfone derivatives.

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    Wang, Pei-Yi; Zhou, Lei; Zhou, Jian; Wu, Zhi-Bing; Xue, Wei; Song, Bao-An; Yang, Song

    2016-02-15

    By introducing the pyridinium group into 2,5-substituted-1,3,4-oxadiazole, a series of pyridinium-tailored 2,5-substituted-1,3,4-oxadiazole thioether/sulfoxide/sulfone derivatives were obtained, and their antibacterial activities were evaluated via turbidimeter test in vitro. The bioassays reveal that most of the target compounds exhibit better inhibition activities against pathogen Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae, Ralstonia solanacearum, and Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri than positive controls bismerthiazol (CK1) or thiodiazole copper (CK2). Among them, I-8, I-10, I-12, II-10, II-12, III-10, and III-12 exert excellent inhibition activities against the three pathogenic bacteria with the half-maximal effective concentration (EC50) values ranging from 0.54 to 12.14 μg/mL. Our results demonstrate that pyridinium-tailored 1,3,4-oxadiazole thioether/sulfoxide/sulfone derivatives can serve as potential alternative bactericides for the management of plant bacterial diseases. PMID:26810264

  14. Synthesis of ω-Oxo Amino Acids and trans-5-Substituted Proline Derivatives Using Cross-Metathesis of Unsaturated Amino Acids.

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    Salih, Nabaz; Adams, Harry; Jackson, Richard F W

    2016-09-16

    A range of 7-oxo, 8-oxo, and 9-oxo amino acids, analogues of 8-oxo-2-aminodecanoic acid, one of the key components of the cyclic tetrapeptide apicidin, have been prepared by a three-step process involving copper-catalyzed allylation of serine-, aspartic acid-, and glutamic acid-derived organozinc reagents, followed by cross-metathesis of the resulting terminal alkenes with unsaturated ketones and hydrogenation. The intermediate 7-oxo-5-enones underwent a highly diastereoselective (dr ≥96:4) acid-catalyzed aza-Michael reaction to give trans-2,5-disubstituted pyrrolidines, 5-substituted proline derivatives. The aza-Michael reaction was first observed when the starting enones were allowed to stand in solution in deuterochloroform but can be efficiently promoted by catalytic amounts of dry HCl. PMID:27529354

  15. Synthesis of benzofuran based 1,3,5-substituted pyrazole derivatives: as a new class of potent antioxidants and antimicrobials--a novel accost to amend biocompatibility.

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    Rangaswamy, Javarappa; Kumar, Honnaiah Vijay; Harini, Salakatte Thammaiah; Naik, Nagaraja

    2012-07-15

    In search for a new antioxidant and antimicrobial agent with improved potency, we synthesized a series of benzofuran based 1,3,5-substituted pyrazole analogues (5a-l) in five step reaction. Initially, o-alkyl derivative of salicyaldehyde readily furnish corresponding 2-acetyl benzofuran 2 in good yield, on treatment with 1,8-diaza bicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene (DBU) in the presence of molecular sieves. Further, aldol condensation with vanillin, Claisen-Schmidt condensation reaction with hydrazine hydrate followed by coupling of substituted anilines afforded target compounds. The structures of newly synthesized compounds were confirmed by IR, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, mass, elemental analysis and further screened for their antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. Among the tested compounds 5d and 5f exhibited good antioxidant property with 50% inhibitory concentration higher than that of reference while compounds 5h and 5l exhibited good antimicrobial activity at concentration 1.0 and 0.5 mg/mL compared with standard, streptomycin and fluconazole respectively.

  16. Synthesis and biological activities of novel 5-substituted-1,3,4-oxadiazole Mannich bases and bis-Mannich bases as ketol-acid reductoisomerase inhibitors.

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    Zhang, Yan; Liu, Xing-Hai; Zhan, Yi-Zhou; Zhang, Li-Yuan; Li, Zheng-Ming; Li, Yong-Hong; Zhang, Xiao; Wang, Bao-Lei

    2016-10-01

    A series of novel 5-substituted-1,3,4-oxadiazole Mannich bases and bis-Mannich bases have been conveniently synthesized in good yields. Their structures were characterized by IR, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR and elemental analysis. The preliminary bioassay results indicated that some of the compounds showed promising in vitro fungicidal activities towards several test plant fungi; some of them exhibited significant herbicidal activities against Brassica campestris and excellent in vitro inhibitory activities against rice ketol-acid reductoisomerase (KARI). Among 14 novel compounds, 8c, 8d and 8m showed potent KARI inhibitory activities with Ki value of (0.96±0.42), (3.86±0.49) and (3.10±0.71) μmol/L, respectively, and were comparable with IpOHA. These compounds could be novel KARI inhibitors for further investigation. The density functional theory (DFT) calculations and molecular docking were carried out to study the structure-activity relationship (SAR) of the active inhibitors in this Letter. PMID:27575481

  17. Synthesis, characterization and anticonvulsant activity evaluation of some 1,4-dihydropyridines and 3,5-(substituted)oxycarbonyl-1,4-dihydro-2,6-dimethyl-N-[2-(4-sulfamoylphenylamino)-acetyl]-4-(substituted)pyridines.

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    Subudhi, Bharat Bhusan; Panda, Prasanna K; Swain, Sarada P; Sarangi, Priyambada

    2009-01-01

    A series of 3,5-(substituted)oxycarbonyl-1,4-dihydro-2,6-dimethyl-4-(substituted)pyridines (1a-j) were synthesized by Hantzsch method for pyridine synthesis. Treatment with chloroacetyl chloride produced N-(2-chloroacetyl)-3,5-(substituted)oxycarbonyl-1,4-dihydro-2,6-dimethyl-4-(substituted)pyridines (2a-e), which on further treatment with sulfanilamide resulted in 3,5-(substituted)oxycarbonyl-1,4-dihydro-2,6-dimethyl-N-[2-(4-sulfamoylphenylamino)-acetyl]-4-(substituted)pyridines (3a-e). The structures has been established on the basis of spectral (IR, 1H-NMR, mass) and elemental analysis. Compounds 1a-j and 3a-e (5 mg/kg and 10 mg/kg) were evaluated for their anticonvulsant effect against pentylenetetrazole-induced convulsions with diazepam (4 mg/kg) as the reference. Compounds 3a-e exhibited significant (p<0.01) anticonvulsant activity compared to the control. PMID:19719048

  18. Synthesis, spectral and antimicrobial activity of Zn(II) complexes with Schiff bases derived from 2-hydrazino-5-[substituted phenyl]-1,3,4-thiadiazole and benzaldehyde/2-hydroxyacetophenone/indoline-2,3-dione

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    Singh, Ajay K.; Pandey, O. P.; Sengupta, S. K.

    2013-09-01

    Zn(II) complexes have been synthesized by reacting zinc acetate with Schiff bases derived from 2-hydrazino-5-[substituted phenyl]-1,3,4-thiadiazole and 2-hydroxyacetophenone/benzaldehyde/indoline-2,3-dione. All these complexes are soluble in DMF and DMSO; low molar conductance values indicate that they are non electrolytes. Elemental analyses suggest that the complexes have 1:2 metal to ligands stoichiometry of the types [ZnL2(H2O)2](L = monoanionic Schiff bases derived from 2-hydrazino-5-[substituted phenyl]-1,3,4-thiadiazole and 2-hydroxyacetophenone/indoline-2,3-dione) [ZnL2‧(OOCCH3)2(H2O)2](L‧ = neutral Schiff bases derived from 2-hydrazino-5-[substituted phenyl]-1,3,4-thiadiazole and benzaldehyde), and they were characterized by IR, 1H NMR, and 13C NMR. Particle sizes of synthesized compounds were measured with dynamic light scattering (DLS) analyser which indicates that particle diameter are of the range ca. 100-200 nm. All these Schiff bases and their complexes have also been screened for their antibacterial (Bacillus subtilis (B. subtilis), Escherichia coli (E. coli) and antifungal activities (Colletotrichum falcatum (C. falcatum), Aspergillus niger (A. niger), Fusarium oxysporium (F. oxysporium) Curvularia pallescence (C. pallescence). The antimicrobial activities have shown that upon complexation the activity increases.

  19. Synthesis, spectral and antimicrobial activity of Zn(II) complexes with Schiff bases derived from 2-hydrazino-5-[substituted phenyl]-1,3,4-thiadiazole and benzaldehyde/2-hydroxyacetophenone/indoline-2,3-dione.

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    Singh, Ajay K; Pandey, O P; Sengupta, S K

    2013-09-01

    Zn(II) complexes have been synthesized by reacting zinc acetate with Schiff bases derived from 2-hydrazino-5-[substituted phenyl]-1,3,4-thiadiazole and 2-hydroxyacetophenone/benzaldehyde/indoline-2,3-dione. All these complexes are soluble in DMF and DMSO; low molar conductance values indicate that they are non electrolytes. Elemental analyses suggest that the complexes have 1:2 metal to ligands stoichiometry of the types [ZnL2(H2O)2](L=monoanionic Schiff bases derived from 2-hydrazino-5-[substituted phenyl]-1,3,4-thiadiazole and 2-hydroxyacetophenone/indoline-2,3-dione) [ZnL2(')(OOCCH3)2(H2O)2](L'=neutral Schiff bases derived from 2-hydrazino-5-[substituted phenyl]-1,3,4-thiadiazole and benzaldehyde), and they were characterized by IR, (1)H NMR, and (13)C NMR. Particle sizes of synthesized compounds were measured with dynamic light scattering (DLS) analyser which indicates that particle diameter are of the range ca. 100-200nm. All these Schiff bases and their complexes have also been screened for their antibacterial (Bacillus subtilis (B. subtilis), Escherichia coli (E. coli) and antifungal activities (Colletotrichum falcatum (C. falcatum), Aspergillus niger (A. niger), Fusarium oxysporium (F. oxysporium) Curvularia pallescence (C. pallescence). The antimicrobial activities have shown that upon complexation the activity increases.

  20. Synthesis and biological activity of novel series of 4-methoxy, and 4,9-dimethoxy-5-substituted furo[2,3-g]-1,2,3-benzoxathiazine-7,7-dioxide derivatives

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    El-Sawy, Eslam R.; Ebaid, Manal S.; Abo-Salem, Heba M.; El-Hallouty, Salwa; Kassem, Emad M.; Mandour, Adel H.

    2013-01-01

    A novel series of 4-methoxy, and 4,9-dimethoxy-5-substituted furo[2,3-g]-1,2,3-benzoxathiazine-7,7-dioxide derivatives 3a,b, 10a–g and 11a–g were prepared in good yields via the reaction of 4-methoxy (1a) and 4,7-dimethoxy-5-acetyl-6-hydroxybenzofurans (1b) and their α,β-unsaturated keto derivatives 6a–g and 7a–g with chlorosulfonyl isocyanate (CSI). On the other hand, N-chlorosulfonyl carbamate derivatives 4a,b, 12a,b and 13a,b were prepared and allowed to react with piperidine to give the corresponding N-piperidinosulfonyl carbamate derivatives 5a,b, 14a,b and 15a,b, respectively. Sixteen new target compounds 3a,b, 10a–g, and 11a–g were tested for their DPPH radical-scavenging, and in vitro antiproliferative activity against A-549, MCF7 and HCT-116 cancer cell lines. Compounds 10a, 11c, 11e, and 11g showed moderate DPPH radical-scavenging activity compared to ascorbic acid at 100 μg/mL. 4,9-Dimethoxy-5-substituted styrylfuro[3,2-g]-1,2,3-benzoxathiazine-7,7-dioxides 11a, 11b, and 11c were found to be highly active against A-549 and HCT-116 cancer cell lines with IC50 values ranging from 0.02 to 0.08 μmol/mL compared to doxorubicin with IC50 = 0.04 and 0.06 μmol/mL, respectively. PMID:25685501

  1. Novel 5-Substituted Pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidines as Dual Inhibitors of Glycinamide Ribonucleotide Formyltransferase and 5-Aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide Ribonucleotide Formyltransferase and as Potential Antitumor Agents

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    Wang, Yiqiang; Mitchell-Ryan, Shermaine; Raghavan, Sudhir; George, Christina; Orr, Steven; Hou, Zhanjun; Matherly, Larry H.; Gangjee, Aleem

    2016-01-01

    A new series of 5-substituted thiopheneyl pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidines 6–11 with varying chain lengths (n = 1–6) were designed and synthesized as hybrids of the clinically used anticancer drug pemetrexed (PMX) and our 6-substituted thiopheneyl pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidines 2c and 2d with folate receptor (FR) α and proton-coupled folate transporter (PCFT) uptake specificity over the reduced folate carrier (RFC) and inhibition of de novo purine nucleotide biosynthesis at glycinamide ribonucleotide formyltransferase (GARFTase). Compounds 6–11 inhibited KB human tumor cells in the order 9 = 10 > 8 > 7 > 6 = 11. Compounds 8–10 were variously transported by FRα, PCFT, and RFC and, unlike PMX, inhibited de novo purine nucleotide rather than thymidylate biosynthesis. The antiproliferative effects of 8 and 9 appeared to be due to their dual inhibitions of both GARFTase and 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide ribonucleotide formyltransferase. Our studies identify a unique structure–activity relationship for transport and dual target inhibition. PMID:25602637

  2. 5-Substituted 3-isopropyl-7-[4-(2-pyridyl)benzyl]amino-1(2)H-pyrazolo[4,3-d]pyrimidines with anti-proliferative activity as potent and selective inhibitors of cyclin-dependent kinases.

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    Vymětalová, Ladislava; Havlíček, Libor; Šturc, Antonín; Skrášková, Zuzana; Jorda, Radek; Pospíšil, Tomáš; Strnad, Miroslav; Kryštof, Vladimír

    2016-03-01

    A series of 5-substituted 3-isopropyl-7-[4-(2-pyridyl)benzyl]amino-1(2)H-pyrazolo[4,3-d]pyrimidine derivatives was synthesized and evaluated for their cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibition activity. The most potent compounds contained various hydroxyalkylamines at the 5 position and possessed low nanomolar IC50 values for CDK2 and CDK5. Preliminary profiling of one of the most active compounds on a panel of 50 protein kinases revealed its high selectivity for CDKs. The compounds arrested cells in S and G2/M phases, and induced apoptosis in various cancer cell lines. Significant dephosphorylation of the C-terminus of RNA polymerase II and focal adhesion kinase (FAK), well-established substrates of CDKs, has been found in treated cells. Cleavage of PARP-1, down-regulation of Mcl-1 and activation of caspases correlated well with CDK inhibition and confirmed apoptosis as the primary type of cell death induced in cancer cells treated with the compounds in vitro. A comparison of known purine-based CDK inhibitor CR8 with its pyrazolo[4,3-d]pyrimidine bioisosteres confirmed that the novel compounds are more potent in cellular assays than purines. Therefore, pyrazolo[4,3-d]pyrimidine may emerge as a novel scaffold in medicinal chemistry and as a source of potent CDK inhibitors. PMID:26851505

  3. Design, Synthesis, Toxicity Estimation and Molecular Docking Studies of N-(furan-2-yl)-1-(5-substituted) phenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl) methanimine as Antitubercular Agents

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    Mathew, B.; Suresh, J.; Mathew, Githa E.; Sonia, George; Krishnan, G. K.

    2014-01-01

    A series of novel N-(furan-2-yl)-1-(5-substituted) phenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl) methanimines (Fa-e) were synthesized and evaluated for antitubercular activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (H37Rv) strain by using alamar blue assay. The synthesized compounds were characterized based on IR, 1HMR and mass spectral analysis. The toxicity profile was predicted by organic chemistry portal, a web based application for predicting in silico absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and toxicity, and the novel derivatives under study did not show any toxicity issues. The mechanism of action of the titled derivatives was predicted by docking on the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Enoyl-ACP reductase enzyme. The docking study concluded that Fb and Fa possessed good binding energy indicating more prominent interaction towards the active sites NAD and TYR 158. The antitubercular studies showed that the both Fa and Fb possessed significant activity with the MIC as low as 3.125 μg/ml. PMID:25425753

  4. New preparative routes to 2,2':6',2''-terpyridine and 5-substituted 5,6-dihydro-6-hydroxy-1,10-phenanthroline complexes of Re(I) carbonyls

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    Lubner, Tatyana S.

    Luminescent transition-metal polyimine complexes are utilized in numerous applications, including luminescent sensors and probes, activation of CO 2 and photocatalysis, photovoltaics, and solar energy conversion and storage. What makes the complexes so versatile for so many applications is that their photophysical and photochemical properties can be synthetically programmed by (1) placing electron-donating or electron-withdrawing substituents on the polyimine (chromophoric) ligand, (2) by varying the non-chromophoric ligands in the coordination sphere, (3) by varying the choice of chromophoric ligand, and/or (4) by changing the metal itself. Synthesis of new complexes that incorporate such changes contributes to the availability of building blocks for the aforementioned applications. This work examines the effects of several of the above variations in the luminescent polycarbonyl complexes of Re(I), specifically focusing on the synthesis and characterization of new 5,6-dihydro-5-substituted-6-hydroxy-1,10-phenanthroline ligands and their complexes, and new Re(I) polycarbonyl mixed-ligand "black" chromophores of 2,2':6',2 ″-terpyridine.

  5. Synthesis and evaluation of antimicrobial and anticonvulsant activities of some new 3-[2- (5-aryl-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl/4-carbethoxymethylthiazol-2-yl) imino-4-thiazolidinon-5-ylidene]-5-substituted/nonsubstituted 1H-indole-2-ones and investigation of their structure-activity relationships.

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    Altintaş, Handan; Ateş, Oznur; Uyde-Doğan, B Sönmez; Alp, F Ilkay; Kaleli, Deniz; Ozdemir, Osman; Birteksöz, Seher; Otük, Gülten; Atana, Dilek; Uzun, Meltem

    2006-01-01

    In the present study, 20 new compounds having 3-[2-(5-aryl-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl) imino-4-thiazolidinon-5-ylidene]-5-substituted/nonsubstituted 1H-indole-2-one (I-XII) and 3-[2-(4-carbethoxymethylthiazol-2-yl)imino-4-thiazoldinon-5-ylidenel-5-substituted/nonsubstituted IH-indole-2-one (XIII-XX) systems were synthesized. The structures were confirmed by spectral methods (UV, IR, 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, 13C-DEPT (135), electron impact mass spectrometry) and elemental analysis. All compounds were tested for in vitro antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538, Staphylococcus epidermidis ATCC 12228, Escherichia coli ATCC 8739, Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC 4352, Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 1539, Salmonella typhi, Shigella flexneri, Proteus mirabilis ATCC 14153, Candida albicans ATCC 10231, Microsporum gypseum (NCPF-580), Microsporum canis, Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Trichophyton rubrum and some of them were found to be active. Especially, compound I was more active than cefuroxime sodium (CAS 56238-63-2) which was used as a standard, and the activity of compound XII was close to that of cefuroxime sodium against Staphylococcus epidermidis ATCC 12228. Primary screening for antituberculous activity was conducted at 6.25 microg/ml against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv in BACTEC 12B medium using the BACTEC 460 radiometric system. The anticonvulsant activities of selected prototoype compounds (I, IV-VI, VIII, XI, XIII, XVI-XVIII) administered at doses of 50-200 mg/kg (i.p.) were evaluated using the pentetrazol test (PTZ) in mice. PMID:16618017

  6. Structural and Electrical Properties of Nb5+ Substituted PZT Ceramics

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    Thakur, O. P.; Prakash, Chandra

    The effect of niobium doping on the structure and electrical properties with the following compositions Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)1-5X/4NbXO3 with 0

  7. Preferential selection of isomer binding from chiral mixtures: alternate binding modes observed for the E and Z isomers of a series of 5-substituted 2,4-diaminofuro[2,3-d]pyrimidines as ternary complexes with NADPH and human dihydrofolate reductase

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    Cody, Vivian; Piraino, Jennifer; Pace, Jim; Li, Wei; Gangjee, Aleem

    2010-12-01

    The structures of six chirally mixed E/Z-isomers of 5-substituted 2,4-diaminofuro[2,3-d]pyrimidines reveals only one isomer is bound in the active site of human DHFR. The configuration of all but one C9-analogue is observed as the E-isomer. The crystal structures of six human dihydrofolate reductase (hDHFR) ternary complexes with NADPH and a series of mixed E/Z isomers of 5-substituted 5-[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)-prop-1-en-1-yl]furo[2,3-d]pyrimidine-2,4-diamines substituted at the C9 position with propyl, isopropyl, cyclopropyl, butyl, isobutyl and sec-butyl (E2–E7, Z3) were determined and the results were compared with the resolved E and Z isomers of the C9-methyl parent compound. The configuration of all of the inhibitors, save one, was observed as the E isomer, in which the binding of the furopyrimidine ring is flipped such that the 4-amino group binds in the 4-oxo site of folate. The Z3 isomer of the C9-isopropyl analog has the normal 2,4-diaminopyrimidine ring binding geometry, with the furo oxygen near Glu30 and the 4-amino group interacting near the cofactor nicotinamide ring. Electron-density maps for these structures revealed the binding of only one isomer to hDHFR, despite the fact that chiral mixtures (E:Z ratios of 2:1, 3:1 and 3:2) of the inhibitors were incubated with hDHFR prior to crystallization. Superposition of the hDHFR complexes with E2 and Z3 shows that the 2′-methoxyphenyl ring of E2 is perpendicular to that of Z3. The most potent inhibitor in this series is the isopropyl analog Z3 and the least potent is the isobutyl analog E6, consistent with data that show that the Z isomer makes the most favorable interactions with the active-site residues. The isobutyl moiety of E6 is observed in two orientations and the resultant steric crowding of the E6 analog is consistent with its weaker activity. The alternative binding modes observed for the furopyrimidine ring in these E/Z isomers suggest that new templates can be designed to probe these binding

  8. Discovery of 5-substituted pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine antifolates as dual acting inhibitors of glycinamide ribonucleotide formyltransferase and 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide ribonucleotide formyltransferase in de novo purine nucleotide biosynthesis: implications of inhibiting 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide ribonucleotide formyltransferase to AMPK activation and anti-tumor activity

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    Raghavan, Sudhir; Ravindra, Manasa Punaha; Hales, Eric; Orr, Steven; Cherian, Christina; Hou, Zhanjun

    2014-01-01

    We synthesized 5-substituted pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine antifolates (compounds 5–10) with 1 to 6 bridge carbons and a benozyl ring in the side chain as antitumor agents. Compound 8 with a 4-carbon bridge was the most active analog and potently inhibited proliferation of folate receptor (FR) α-expressing Chinese hamster ovary and KB human tumor cells. Growth inhibition was reversed completely or in part by excess folic acid, indicating that FRα is involved in cellular uptake, and resulted in S-phase accumulation and apoptosis. Anti-proliferative effects of compound 8 toward KB cells were protected by excess adenosine but not thymidine, establishing de novo purine nucleotide biosynthesis as the targeted pathway. However, 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide (AICA) protection was incomplete, suggesting inhibition of both AICA ribonucleotide formyltransferase (AICARFTase) and glycinamide ribonucleotide formyltransferase (GARFTase). Inhibition of GARFTase and AICARFTase by compound 8 was confirmed by cellular metabolic assays and resulted in ATP pool depletion. To our knowledge, this is the first example of an antifolate that acts as a dual inhibitor of GARFTase and AICARFTase as its principal mechanism of action. PMID:24256410

  9. A mechanistic study of the addition of alcohol to a five-membered ring silene via a photochemical reaction.

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    Su, Ming-Der

    2016-03-21

    The mechanism for the photochemical rearrangement of a cyclic divinyldisilane (1-Si) in its first excited state ((1)π → (1)π*) is determined using the CAS/6-311G(d) and MP2-CAS/6-311++G(3df,3pd) levels of theory. The photoproduct, a cyclic silene, reacts with various alcohols to yield a mixture of cis- and trans- adducts. The two reaction pathways are denoted as the cis- addition path (path A) and the trans-addition path (path B). These model studies demonstrate that conical intersections play a crucial role in the photo-rearrangements of cyclic divinyldisilanes. The theoretical evidence also demonstrates that the addition of alcohol to a cyclic divinyldisilane follows the reaction path: cyclic divinyldisilane → Franck-Condon region → conical intersection → photoproduct (cyclic silene) → local intermediate (with alcohol) → transition state → cis- or trans-adduct. The theoretical studies demonstrate that the steric effects as well as the concentrations of CH3OH must have a dominant role in determining the yields of the final adducts by stereochemistry. The same mechanism for the carbon derivative (1-C) is also considered in this work. However, the theoretical results indicate that 1-C does not undergo a methanol addition reaction via the photochemical reaction pathway, since its energy of conical intersection (S1/S0-CI-C) is more than that of its FC (FC-C). The reason for these phenomena could be that the atomic radius of carbon is much smaller than that of silicon (77 and 117 pm, respectively). As a result, the conformation for 1-C is more sterically congested than that for 1-Si, along the 1,3-silyl-migration pathway. PMID:26928893

  10. Phylogenetic and ecological patterns in nighttime transpiration among five members of the genus Rubus co-occurring in western Oregon.

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    McNellis, Brandon; Howard, Ava R

    2015-09-01

    Nighttime transpiration is a substantial portion of ecosystem water budgets, but few studies compare water use of closely related co-occurring species in a phylogenetic context. Nighttime transpiration can range up to 69% of daytime rates and vary between species, ecosystem, and functional type. We examined leaf-level daytime and nighttime gas exchange of five species of the genus Rubus co-occurring in the Pacific Northwest of western North America in a greenhouse common garden. Contrary to expectations, nighttime transpiration was not correlated to daytime water use. Nighttime transpiration showed pronounced phylogenetic signals, but the proportion of variation explained by different phylogenetic groupings varied across datasets. Leaf osmotic water potential, water potential at turgor loss point, stomatal size, and specific leaf area were correlated with phylogeny but did not readily explain variation in nighttime transpiration. Patterns in interspecific variation as well as a disconnect between rates of daytime and nighttime transpiration suggest that variation in nighttime water use may be at least partly driven by genetic factors independent of those that control daytime water use. Future work with co-occurring congeneric systems is needed to establish the generality of these results and may help determine the mechanism driving interspecific variation in nighttime water use.

  11. Azaphenalene phthalocyanines: phthalocyanine analogues with six-membered-ring units instead of five-membered-ring units.

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    Shimizu, Soji; Zhu, Hua; Kobayashi, Nagao

    2010-09-24

    Mixed-condensation reaction of 1,8-naphthalenedicarbonitrile and a 4,5-disubstituted phthalonitrile provided a series of phthalocyanine (Pc) analogues with azaphenalene (AP) moieties in place of the isoindole moieties. Monosubstituted species, APPc, and the two structural isomers of disubstituted species, adj-AP(2)Pc and opp-AP(2)Pc, were successfully isolated by gel-permeation chromatography on HPLC apparatus. Their structures were elucidated by (1)H NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallographic analysis. Replacement of the isoindole moieties with azaphenalene moieties created six-membered-ring units in the core and caused distortion of the molecular structures. The Q-band absorption shifted to the red upon an increase in the number of azaphenalene units; the shape of the absorption spectra depended on the molecular symmetries. APPc and opp-AP(2)Pc showed a large splitting of the Q band, whereas adj-AP(2)Pc exhibited a single broad Q band. These changes in the absorption spectra, as well as the unique electronic structures, are discussed in detail, based on magnetic circular dichroism spectra, electrochemical measurements, and density functional theory calculations.

  12. Phylogenetic and ecological patterns in nighttime transpiration among five members of the genus Rubus co-occurring in western Oregon

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    McNellis, Brandon; Howard, Ava R

    2015-01-01

    Nighttime transpiration is a substantial portion of ecosystem water budgets, but few studies compare water use of closely related co-occurring species in a phylogenetic context. Nighttime transpiration can range up to 69% of daytime rates and vary between species, ecosystem, and functional type. We examined leaf-level daytime and nighttime gas exchange of five species of the genus Rubus co-occurring in the Pacific Northwest of western North America in a greenhouse common garden. Contrary to expectations, nighttime transpiration was not correlated to daytime water use. Nighttime transpiration showed pronounced phylogenetic signals, but the proportion of variation explained by different phylogenetic groupings varied across datasets. Leaf osmotic water potential, water potential at turgor loss point, stomatal size, and specific leaf area were correlated with phylogeny but did not readily explain variation in nighttime transpiration. Patterns in interspecific variation as well as a disconnect between rates of daytime and nighttime transpiration suggest that variation in nighttime water use may be at least partly driven by genetic factors independent of those that control daytime water use. Future work with co-occurring congeneric systems is needed to establish the generality of these results and may help determine the mechanism driving interspecific variation in nighttime water use. PMID:26380686

  13. Five-membered heterocycles. Part I. Application of the HOMA index to 1,2,4-trizoles

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    Mrozek, A.; Karolak-Wojciechowska, J.; Amiel, P.; Barbe, J.

    2000-06-01

    Aromaticity of the heterorings containing nitrogen, sulphur, and/or oxygen was studied on the basis of crystallographic data (CSD). The HOMA index, quantitative estimation of heteroring aromaticity, was calculated for pyrroles, thiophenes, furanes, pyrazoles, oksazoles, and imidazoles. For triazoles, used as a training set of molecules, correlation between heteroring aromaticity and number of substituents was indicated. At the same time, molecular structure of 3-amino-5-[2'-diethylamino)ethylthio]-1,2,4-triazole hydrochloride was determined as a reference compound using X-ray crystallography.

  14. Five-membered heterocycles. Part III. Aromaticity of 1,3-imidazole in 5+ n hetero-bicyclic molecules

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    Mrozek, Agnieszka; Karolak-Wojciechowska, Janina; Kieć-Kononowicz, Katarzyna

    2003-08-01

    The aromaticity (in the form of HOMA index) of 1,3-imidazole ring and its bicyclic derivatives was studied on the basis of statistical data from Cambridge Structural Database and X-ray investigations performed by authors. As a starting point, aromaticity of the 1,3-imidazoles with exocyclic X substituent at C2 (XN, O or S) was calculated. Subsequently, the HOMA index was calculated for various 5+ n bicyclic skeletons with N, O, and S as endocyclic heteroatoms in the second ring. For the isolated 1,3-imidazole ring, aromaticity depends on exocyclic substituent at C2 and decreases in sequence N, S, O. For bicyclic derivatives it was found that both rings are aromatic and coplanar in very few molecules (17% of investigated ones), and positive charge—located on endocyclic heteroatom—increases the aromaticity. For remaining compounds, presence of sp 3 carbons excludes possibility of aromatic ring existence.

  15. High 1,3-trans stereoselectivity in nucleophilic substitution at the anomeric position and β-fragmentation of the primary alkoxyl radical in 3-amino-3-deoxy-ribofuranose derivatives: application to the synthesis of 2-epi-(-)-jaspine B.

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    Sánchez-Eleuterio, Alma; Quintero, Leticia; Sartillo-Piscil, Fernando

    2011-07-01

    The high inverse stereoselectivity in the nucleophilic substitution at the anomeric position of 3-amino-3-deoxy-ribofuranose derivatives is reported. This unprecedented stereoselectivity is explained in terms of preferential nucleophilic attack on the "inside face" of the respective five-membered ring oxocarbenium ion that orients pseudoequatorially to the benzylamine group placed at the C-3 position. In addition, an unusual β-fragmentation of a primary alkoxyl radical generated from its corresponding N-phthalimide derivative was achieved, and thus taking advantages of both reactions, the total synthesis of 2-epi-(-)-jaspine B was completed.

  16. Microsynteny and phylogenetic analysis of tandemly organised miRNA families across five members of Brassicaceae reveals complex retention and loss history.

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    Rathore, Priyanka; Geeta, R; Das, Sandip

    2016-06-01

    Plant genomes are characterized by the presence of large miRNA gene families which are few in number. The expansion of miRNA families is thought to be driven by gene and genome duplication. Some members of these miRNA gene families are tandemly arranged and their analysis is of interest because such organisation may indicate origin through tandem duplication and also to investigate whether some such tandem clusters have similar expression patterns, and whether these are regulated through a common set of cis-regulatory elements (eg. promoters and enhancers). As a first step, we undertake a comprehensive study using micro-synteny analyses of tandemly organised miRNA families across the Brassicaceae spanning an evolutionary time scale of ca. 45 million years, among Arabidopsis, Capsella, Brassica and Thellungiella species, to address the following questions: Are most miRNA gene families present as tandem clusters? To what extent are these tandem patterns retained? To what extent can family sizes be ascribed to genome duplication? Our analysis of thirteen tandemly organised miRNA families revealed that synteny is largely conserved among Arabidopsis thaliana, A. lyrata and Capsella rubella, which form a clade spanning approximately between 6.2-9.8 my (Acarkan et al., 2000) [1]. On the other hand, comparison of sequences from these species with Brassica rapa, B. oleracea and Thellungiella halophila, which form a separate clade spanning 31 my (Franzke et al., 2011)[2] reveals many differences. The latter clade reveals several paralogous duplications that probably resulted from whole genome duplication, as well as disrupted synteny. Phylogenetic analyses of precursor sequences generally support the history inferred from synteny analysis. Synteny and phylogenetic analysis of six members of the tandemly organised miR169 family suggest that the Brassicaceae ancestral state consisted of a "dimer as a unit" which may have undergone direct local duplication to retain the transcriptional orientation followed by lineage specific changes. MiR169, to the best of our knowledge, is one of the largest tandemly organised miRNA gene family across plant kingdom and further analysis should reveal the generality of this pattern of evolution. The conserved organisation of miR395A-B-C and miR395 D-E-F as two clusters on same chromosome/scaffold across A. thaliana, B. rapa and salsuginea demonstrates retention of the large chromosomal segment across the two lineages. MiRNA family miR845 was detected only in Arabidopsis species and Thellungiella indicating a complex loss and retention history. MiR447A-B family was only found in A. thaliana indicating that it is a species-specific gene family of recent origin.

  17. The oxytocin/vasopressin receptor family has at least five members in the gnathostome lineage, inclucing two distinct V2 subtypes.

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    Ocampo Daza, Daniel; Lewicka, Michalina; Larhammar, Dan

    2012-01-01

    The vertebrate oxytocin and vasopressin receptors form a family of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) that mediate a large variety of functions, including social behavior and the regulation of blood pressure, water balance and reproduction. In mammals four family members have been identified, three of which respond to vasopressin (VP) named V1A, V1B and V2, and one of which is activated by oxytocin (OT), called the OT receptor. Four receptors have been identified in chicken as well, but these have received different names. Until recently only V1-type receptors have been described in several species of teleost fishes. We have identified family members in several gnathostome genomes and performed phylogenetic analyses to classify OT/VP-receptors across species and determine orthology relationships. Our phylogenetic tree identifies five distinct ancestral gnathostome receptor subtypes in the OT/VP receptor family: V1A, V1B, V2A, V2B and OT receptors. The existence of distinct V2A and V2B receptors has not been previously recognized. We have found these two subtypes in all examined teleost genomes as well as in available frog and lizard genomes and conclude that the V2A-type is orthologous to mammalian V2 receptors whereas the V2B-type is orthologous to avian V2 receptors. Some teleost fishes have acquired additional and more recent gene duplicates with up to eight receptor family members. Thus, this analysis reveals an unprecedented complexity in the gnathostome repertoire of OT/VP receptors, opening interesting research avenues regarding functions such as regulation of water balance, reproduction and behavior, particularly in reptiles, amphibians, teleost fishes and cartilaginous fishes. PMID:22057000

  18. Flexibility of the saturated five-membered ring in 2,5-pyrrolidinedione (succinimide): electron diffraction and quantum-chemical studies with use of vibrational spectroscopy data.

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    Vogt, Natalja; Khaikin, Leonid S; Grikina, Olga E; Karasev, Nikolai M; Vogt, Jürgen; Vilkov, Lev V

    2009-02-01

    The flexibility of succinimide molecule has been studied for the first time by quantum-chemical (at the MP2 level with up to the 6-311G(3df,2p) basis sets) and gas-phase electron diffraction (GED) methods using vibrational spectroscopy data from literature. The analysis of vibrational spectra, performed for the molecular model of C(2v) symmetry (predicted by high-level ab initio calculations) using the scaling procedure, has shown that the two out-of-plane ring motions, that is, ring-bending and ring-twisting, are practically pure modes of different symmetry types and can be considered separately. The one-dimensional potential curves for the ring-bending and ring-twisting vibrations calculated at the MP2(full)/6-311G(3df,2p) level could be approximated by harmonic and anharmonic functions, respectively. The diverged energy levels for the ring-twisting vibration and the constant transition frequencies for the bending motion, obtained by the solution of the direct one-dimensional problem for the nonrigid model, demonstrate this statement. In the GED analysis, the succinimide molecule with a large-amplitude ring-twisting motion was described by a dynamic model with the distribution of pseudoconformers according to the calculated potential function taking into account structural relaxation effects from the MP2(full)/6-311G(3df,2p) calculations. This model greatly improved the fit of the GED intensities (R factor decreased from 4.6% for static model to 2.8%). The equilibrium molecular parameters r(e) determined in the dynamic approximation are very close to the corresponding values from the ab initio calculations. At the same time, the parameters of the -CH(2)-CH(2)- fragment involved in the ring-twisting motion deviate considerably from those obtained for the static model (C-C bond length by 0.027 A, =C-C-H, C-C-H, and H-C-C-N angles by up to 7 degrees). The flexibility influence on the C-C bond length is several times larger than the calculated vibrational correction (r(e) - r(a)) as well as the experimental uncertainty.

  19. Microsynteny and phylogenetic analysis of tandemly organised miRNA families across five members of Brassicaceae reveals complex retention and loss history.

    PubMed

    Rathore, Priyanka; Geeta, R; Das, Sandip

    2016-06-01

    Plant genomes are characterized by the presence of large miRNA gene families which are few in number. The expansion of miRNA families is thought to be driven by gene and genome duplication. Some members of these miRNA gene families are tandemly arranged and their analysis is of interest because such organisation may indicate origin through tandem duplication and also to investigate whether some such tandem clusters have similar expression patterns, and whether these are regulated through a common set of cis-regulatory elements (eg. promoters and enhancers). As a first step, we undertake a comprehensive study using micro-synteny analyses of tandemly organised miRNA families across the Brassicaceae spanning an evolutionary time scale of ca. 45 million years, among Arabidopsis, Capsella, Brassica and Thellungiella species, to address the following questions: Are most miRNA gene families present as tandem clusters? To what extent are these tandem patterns retained? To what extent can family sizes be ascribed to genome duplication? Our analysis of thirteen tandemly organised miRNA families revealed that synteny is largely conserved among Arabidopsis thaliana, A. lyrata and Capsella rubella, which form a clade spanning approximately between 6.2-9.8 my (Acarkan et al., 2000) [1]. On the other hand, comparison of sequences from these species with Brassica rapa, B. oleracea and Thellungiella halophila, which form a separate clade spanning 31 my (Franzke et al., 2011)[2] reveals many differences. The latter clade reveals several paralogous duplications that probably resulted from whole genome duplication, as well as disrupted synteny. Phylogenetic analyses of precursor sequences generally support the history inferred from synteny analysis. Synteny and phylogenetic analysis of six members of the tandemly organised miR169 family suggest that the Brassicaceae ancestral state consisted of a "dimer as a unit" which may have undergone direct local duplication to retain the transcriptional orientation followed by lineage specific changes. MiR169, to the best of our knowledge, is one of the largest tandemly organised miRNA gene family across plant kingdom and further analysis should reveal the generality of this pattern of evolution. The conserved organisation of miR395A-B-C and miR395 D-E-F as two clusters on same chromosome/scaffold across A. thaliana, B. rapa and salsuginea demonstrates retention of the large chromosomal segment across the two lineages. MiRNA family miR845 was detected only in Arabidopsis species and Thellungiella indicating a complex loss and retention history. MiR447A-B family was only found in A. thaliana indicating that it is a species-specific gene family of recent origin. PMID:27095398

  20. Expression and localization of five members of the testis-specific serine kinase (Tssk) family in mouse and human sperm and testis

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    Li, Yahui; Sosnik, Julian; Brassard, Laura; Reese, Michael; Spiridonov, Nikolay A.; Bates, Tonya C.; Johnson, Gibbes R.; Anguita, Juan; Visconti, Pablo E.; Salicioni, Ana M.

    2011-01-01

    Members of the testis-specific serine/threonine kinases (Tssk) family may have a role in sperm differentiation in the testis and/or fertilization. To gain insight into the functional relevance of these kinases, their expression was examined both at the mRNA and protein levels. Quantitative PCR analysis confirmed that all five Tssk mRNAs are almost exclusively expressed postmeiotically in the testis. Recombinant mouse and human Tssks were cloned and used for validation of an array of commercial and custom-made antibodies against Tssks. Immunolocalization in mouse testis, and in mouse and human sperm, showed that Tssk1, Tssk2, Tssk4 and Tssk6, but not Tssk3, were present in mouse sperm and in germ cells from mouse testis. TSSK1, TSSK2 and TSSK6 were also detected in human sperm, while TSSK3 was absent. In both mouse and human sperm, Tssk1 was partially soluble, while Tssk2, Tssk4 and Tssk6 were insoluble in non-ionic detergents. In vitro recombinant TSSK2 activity assays showed maximum enzymatic activity at 5 mM Mg2+ and a Km for ATP of ∼10 µM. These, observations together with findings that the Tssk1/Tssk2 double knock-out as well as the Tssk6 null mice are sterile without presenting other detectable defects, suggest that these kinases could be used as targets for male contraception. PMID:20729278

  1. Structure-activity studies of 5-substituted pyridopyrimidines as adenosine kinase inhibitors.

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    Cowart, M; Lee, C H; Gfesser, G A; Bayburt, E K; Bhagwat, S S; Stewart, A O; Yu, H; Kohlhaas, K L; McGaraughty, S; Wismer, C T; Mikusa, J; Zhu, C; Alexander, K M; Jarvis, M F; Kowaluk, E A

    2001-01-01

    The synthesis and SAR of a novel series of non-nucleoside pyridopyrimidine inhibitors of the enzyme adenosine kinase (AK) are described. It was found that pyridopyrimidines with a broad range of medium and large non-polar substituents at the 5-position potently inhibited AK activity. A narrower range of analogues was capable of potently inhibiting adenosine phosphorylation in intact cells indicating an enhanced ability of these analogues to penetrate cell membranes. Potent AK inhibitors were found to effectively reduce nociception in animal models of thermal hyperalgesia and persistent pain.

  2. Synthesis and biological activity of some 5-substituted aminomethyl-8-hydroxyquinoline-7-sulphonic acids.

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    Yanni, A S; Mohharam, A M

    1990-01-01

    5-Aryl (or alkyl)-8-hydroxyquinoline-7-sulphonic acids have been prepared by the Mannich reaction of 8-hydroxyquinoline-7-sulphonic acid with primary and secondary amines. Their bactericidal activities have been determined.

  3. Conformational preferences for some 5-substituted 2-acetylthiophenes through infrared spectroscopy and theoretical calculations.

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    Rittner, Roberto; Ducati, Lucas C; Tormena, Cláudio F; Fiorin, Barbara C; Braga, Carolyne B

    2011-09-01

    The s-cis-trans isomerisms of some derivatives of thiophene (2-acetyl, AT; 2-acetyl-5-bromo, ABT and 2-acetyl-5-chloro, ACT) were analyzed, using data from deconvolution of their carbonyl absorption bands in two solvents (CCl4 and CHCl3). These infrared data showed that the O,S-cis conformer largely predominates in the studied solvents and that the same occurs in the gas phase, as observed from theoretical calculations. The latter results were obtained using B3LYP/6-311++G(3df,3p) and MP2/6-311++G(3df,3p) levels of theory, with zero-point energy correction. Moreover, the use of the IEFPCM (Integral Equation Formalism Polarizable Continuum Model) to take into account the solvent effects, using the same levels of theory, confirmed the results observed from infrared data. Low temperature 13C NMR spectra in CS2/CD2Cl2 (-90 °C) and in acetone-d6 (-80°C) did not show pairs of signals for each carbon, due to the known low energy barrier (∼8 kcal mol(-1)) for the cis-trans interconversion. Data from NBO calculations show that the nO(2)→σS-C5* and nO(2)→σC2-C3* interactions occur only in the O,S-cis isomer and can explain its conformational preference.

  4. Discovery of 3,5-substituted 6-azaindazoles as potent pan-Pim inhibitors.

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    Hu, Huiyong; Wang, Xiaojing; Chan, Grace Ka Yan; Chang, Jae H; Do, Steven; Drummond, Jake; Ebens, Allen; Lee, Wendy; Ly, Justin; Lyssikatos, Joseph P; Murray, Jeremy; Moffat, John G; Chao, Qi; Tsui, Vickie; Wallweber, Heidi; Kolesnikov, Aleksandr

    2015-11-15

    Pim kinase inhibitors are promising cancer therapeutics. Pim-2, among the three Pim isoforms, plays a critical role in multiple myeloma yet inhibition of Pim-2 is challenging due to its high affinity for ATP. A co-crystal structure of a screening hit 1 bound to Pim-1 kinase revealed the key binding interactions of its indazole core within the ATP binding site. Screening of analogous core fragments afforded 1H-pyrazolo[3,4-c]pyridine (6-azaindazole) as a core for the development of pan-Pim inhibitors. Fragment and structure based drug design led to identification of the series with picomolar biochemical potency against all three Pim isoforms. Desirable cellular potency was also achieved.

  5. Conductive poly(2,5-substituted aniline)s highly soluble both in water and organic solvents.

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    Xu, Shaoan; Ogi, Soichiro; Sugiyasu, Kazunori; Sumi, Satoshi; Kobayashi, Yuka; Takeuchi, Masayuki

    2014-06-01

    Highly soluble conductive polyanilines were synthesized from newly designed aniline derivatives: 2,5-bis(2-methoxyethoxy)aniline (2) and 2,5-bis[2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethoxy]aniline (3). The corresponding polyanilines, P2 and P3, were characterized by means of fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and UV-VIS-NIR spectroscopies. The electrical conductivities at room temperature of emeraldine salt forms of P2 (P2-ES) and P3 (P3-ES) were evaluated to be sigma(rt) = 2.4 x 10(-3) and 1.7 x 10(-3) S/cm, respectively. The length of ethylene-1,2-dioxy chains on the polyaniline scarcely affected the electronic conductivity. A simple modification at 2,5-positions of aniline by introducing 1,2-ethlenedioxy groups dramatically altered the solubility of polyanilines in common organic solvents and water (400 g/L for P3-ES).

  6. Pyridine-promoted dediazoniation of aryldiazonium tetrafluoroborates: Application to the synthesis of SF5-substituted phenylboronic esters and iodobenzenes

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    Iakobson, George; Du, Junyi; Slawin, Alexandra M Z

    2015-01-01

    Summary Pyridine promotes dediazoniation of aryldiazonium tetrafluoroborates. The formed aryl radicals were trapped with B2pin2, iodine, or tetrahydrofuran to afford boronic esters, iodobenzenes and benzenes, respectively. The application to the synthesis of (pentafluorosulfanyl)phenylboronic esters, iodo(pentafluorosulfanyl)benzenes and (pentafluorosulfanyl)benzene is shown. PMID:26425206

  7. Affinity and selectivity of C2- and C5-substituted "chiral-box" PNA in solution and on microarrays.

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    Manicardi, Alex; Calabretta, Alessandro; Bencivenni, Mariangela; Tedeschi, Tullia; Sforza, Stefano; Corradini, Roberto; Marchelli, Rosangela

    2010-01-01

    Two peptide nucleic acids (PNAs) containing three adjacent modified chiral monomers (chiral box) were synthesized. The chiral monomers contained either a C2- or a C5-modified backbone, synthesized starting from D- and L-arginine, respectively (2D- and 5L-PNA). The C2-modified chiral PNA was synthesized using a submonomeric strategy to avoid epimerization during solid-phase synthesis, whereas for the C5-derivative, the monomers were first obtained and then used in solid-phase synthesis. The melting temperature of these PNA duplexes formed with the full-match or with single-mismatch DNA were measured both by UV and by CD spectroscopy and compared with the unmodified PNA. The 5L-chiral-box-PNA showed the highest T(m) with full-match DNA, whereas the 2D-chiral-box-PNA showed the highest sequence selectivity. The PNA were spotted on microarray slides and then hybridized with Cy5-labeled full match and mismatched oligonucleotides. The results obtained showed a signal intensity in the order achiral >2D-chiral box >5L-chiral box, whereas the full-match/mismatch selectivity was higher for the 2D chiral box PNA. PMID:21038387

  8. Synthesis of 5-Substituted Derivatives of Isophthalic Acid as Non-Polymeric Amphiphilic Coating for Metal Oxide Nanoparticles

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    Nilov, Denis; Kucheryavy, Pavel; Walker, Verina; Kidd, Clayton; Kolesnichenko, Vladimir L.; Goloverda, Galina Z.

    2014-01-01

    In the course of development of novel capping ligands with variable steric factor, which will be used as an organic coating for metal oxide nanoparticles, a base-catalyzed nucleophilic oxirane ring-opening addition reaction between dimethyl 5-hydroxyisophthalate and allyl glycidyl ether was studied. The allyl-terminated 1-1, 1-2 and 1-3 adducts and dihydroxylated derivative of the 1-1 adduct, 5-diglyceroxy isophthalic acid, were synthesized. The latter binds to the surface of 5 nm γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles in reaction with their surfactant-free diethylene glycol colloids. PMID:25152545

  9. Unusual behavior in the reactivity of 5-substituted-1H-tetrazoles in a resistively heated microreactor

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    Gutmann, Bernhard; Glasnov, Toma N; Razzaq, Tahseen; Goessler, Walter; Roberge, Dominique M

    2011-01-01

    Summary The decomposition of 5-benzhydryl-1H-tetrazole in an N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone/acetic acid/water mixture was investigated under a variety of high-temperature reaction conditions. Employing a sealed Pyrex glass vial and batch microwave conditions at 240 °C, the tetrazole is comparatively stable and complete decomposition to diphenylmethane requires more than 8 h. Similar kinetic data were obtained in conductively heated flow devices with either stainless steel or Hastelloy coils in the same temperature region. In contrast, in a flow instrument that utilizes direct electric resistance heating of the reactor coil, tetrazole decomposition was dramatically accelerated with rate constants increased by two orders of magnitude. When 5-benzhydryl-1H-tetrazole was exposed to 220 °C in this type of flow reactor, decomposition to diphenylmethane was complete within 10 min. The mechanism and kinetic parameters of tetrazole decomposition under a variety of reaction conditions were investigated. A number of possible explanations for these highly unusual rate accelerations are presented. In addition, general aspects of reactor degradation, corrosion and contamination effects of importance to continuous flow chemistry are discussed. PMID:21647324

  10. Singlet-triplet energy differences in divalent five membered cyclic conjugated Arduengo-type carbenes XC2HN2M (M = C, Si, Ge, Sn, and Pb; X = F, Cl, Br, and I)

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    Vessally, Esmail; Dehbandi, Behnam; Ahmadi, Elaheh

    2016-09-01

    Singlet-triplet energy differences in Arduengo-type carbenes XC2HN2C compared and contrasted with their sila, germa, stana and plumba analogues; at B3LYP/6-311++G** level of theory. Free Gibbs energy differences between triplet (t) and singlet (s) states (Δ G(t-s)) change in the following order: plumbylenes > stannylenes > germylenes > silylenes > carbenes. The singlet states in XC2HN2C are generally more stable when the electron withdrawing groups such as-F was used at β-position. However, the singlet states in XC2N2HM (M = Si, Ge, Sn, and Pb) are generally more stable when the withdrawing groups such as-F was placed. The puckering energy is investigated for each the singlet and triplet states. The DFT calculations found the linear correlation to size of the group 14 divalent element (M), the ∠N-M-N angle, and the Δ(LUMO-HOMO) of XC2HN2M.

  11. Synthesis, physicochemical properties, and hydrogen bonding of 4(5)-substituted 1-H-imidazole-2-carboxamide, a potential universal reader for DNA sequencing by recognition tunneling.

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    Liang, Feng; Li, Shengqing; Lindsay, Stuart; Zhang, Peiming

    2012-05-01

    We have developed a chemical reagent that recognizes all naturally occurring DNA bases, a so called universal reader, for DNA sequencing by recognition tunneling in nanopores.1 The primary requirements for this type of molecules are the ability to form non-covalent complexes with individual DNA bases and to generate recognizable electronic signatures under an electrical bias. 1-H-imidazole-2-carboxamide was designed as such a recognition moiety to interact with the DNA bases through hydrogen bonding. In the present study, we first furnished a synthetic route to 1-H-imidazole-2-carboxamide containing a short ω-functionalized alkyl chain at its 4(5) position for its attachment to metal and carbon electrodes. The acid dissociation constants of the imidazole-2-carboxamide were then determined by UV spectroscopy. The data show that the 1-H-imidazole-2-carboxamide exists in a neutral form between pH 6-10. Density functional theory (DFT) and NMR studies indicate that the imidazole ring exists in prototropic tautomers. We propose an intramolecular mechanism for tautomerization of 1-H-imidazole-2-carboxamide. In addition, the imidazole-2-carboxamide can self-associate to form hydrogen bonded dimers. NMR titration found that naturally occurring nucleosides interacted with 1-H-imidazole-2-carboxamide through hydrogen bonding in a tendency of dG>dC≫dT>dA. These studies are indispensable to assisting us in understanding the molecular recognition that takes place in the nanopore where routinely used analytical tools such as NMR and FTIR cannot be conveniently applied.

  12. Synthesis, Physicochemical Properties, and Hydrogen Bonding of 4(5)-Substituted 1-H-Imidazole-2-carboxamide, A Potential Universal Reader for DNA Sequencing by Recognition Tunneling

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    Liang, Feng; Li, Shengqing

    2012-01-01

    We have developed a chemical reagent that recognizes all naturally occurring DNA bases, a so called universal reader, for DNA sequencing by recognition tunnelling in nanopores.[1] The primary requirements for this type of molecules are the ability to form non-covalent complexes with individual DNA bases and to generate recognizable electronic signatures under an electrical bias. 1-H-imidazole-2-carboxamide was designed as such a recognition moiety to interact with the DNA bases through hydrogen bonding. In the present study, we first furnished a synthetic route to 1-H-imidazole-2-carboxamide containing a short ω-functionalized alkyl chain at its 4(5) position for its attachment to metal and carbon electrodes. The acid dissociation constants of the imidazole-2-carboxamide were then determined by UV spectroscopy. The data show that the 1-H-imidazole-2-carboxamide exists in a neutral form between pH 6–10. Density functional theory (DFT) and NMR studies indicate that the imidazole ring exists in prototropic tautomers. We propose an intramolecular mechanism for tautomerization of 1-H-imidazole-2-carboxamide. In addition, the imidazole-2-carboxamide can self-associate to form hydrogen bonded dimers. NMR titration found that naturally occurring nucleosides interacted with 1-H-imidazole-2-carboxamide through hydrogen bonding in a tendency of dG>dC≫dT> dA. These studies are indispensable to assisting us in understanding the molecular recognition that takes place in the nanopore where routinely used analytical tools such as NMR and FTIR cannot be conveniently applied. PMID:22461259

  13. The synthesis of phenylalanine-derived C5-substituted rhodanines and their activity against selected methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains.

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    Hardej, Diane; Ashby, Charles R; Khadtare, Nikhil S; Kulkarni, Shridhar S; Singh, Satyakam; Talele, Tanaji T

    2010-12-01

    A series of rhodanine compounds containing various substituents at the N3- and C5-positions were synthesized and their in vitro activity against a panel of clinically relevant MRSA strains was determined. The anti-MRSA activity of compounds 21 (MIC=3.9 μg/mL, MBC=7.8 μg/mL) and 22 (MIC=1.95 μg/mL, MBC=7.8 μg/mL) was significantly greater than that of the lead compounds, 1-3 and reference antibiotics penicillin G (MIC=31.25 μg/mL) and ciprofloxacin (MIC=7.8 μg/mL) and comparable to that of vancomycin (MIC=0.97 μg/mL). Compounds 21 and 22 were found to be bactericidal at only 2-4-fold higher than their MIC concentrations. In addition, their MIC values remained unchanged in the presence or absence of 10% serum. Overall, the results suggest that compounds 21 and 22 may be of potential use in the treatment of MRSA infections.

  14. Hit Optimization of 5-Substituted-N-(piperidin-4-ylmethyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamides: Potent Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3 (GSK-3) Inhibitors with in Vivo Activity in Model of Mood Disorders.

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    Furlotti, Guido; Alisi, Maria Alessandra; Cazzolla, Nicola; Dragone, Patrizia; Durando, Lucia; Magarò, Gabriele; Mancini, Francesca; Mangano, Giorgina; Ombrato, Rosella; Vitiello, Marco; Armirotti, Andrea; Capurro, Valeria; Lanfranco, Massimiliano; Ottonello, Giuliana; Summa, Maria; Reggiani, Angelo

    2015-11-25

    Novel treatments for bipolar disorder with improved efficacy and broader spectrum of activity are urgently needed. Glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK-3β) has been suggested to be a key player in the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder. A series of novel GSK-3β inhibitors having the common N-[(1-alkylpiperidin-4-yl)methyl]-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide scaffold were prepared taking advantage of an X-ray cocrystal structure of compound 5 with GSK-3β. We probed different substitutions at the indazole 5-position and at the piperidine-nitrogen to obtain potent ATP-competitive GSK-3β inhibitors with good cell activity. Among the compounds assessed in the in vivo PK experiments, 14i showed, after i.p. dosing, encouraging plasma PK profile and brain exposure, as well as efficacy in a mouse model of mania. Compound 14i was selected for further in vitro/in vivo pharmacological evaluation, in order to elucidate the use of ATP-competitive GSK-3β inhibitors as new tools in the development of new treatments for mood disorders.

  15. Discovery of 3-(5'-Substituted)-Benzimidazole-5-(1-(3,5-dichloropyridin-4-yl)ethoxy)-1H-indazoles as Potent Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor Inhibitors: Design, Synthesis, and Biological Evaluation.

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    Yan, Wei; Wang, Xinyi; Dai, Yang; Zhao, Bin; Yang, Xinying; Fan, Jun; Gao, Yinglei; Meng, Fanwang; Wang, Yuming; Luo, Cheng; Ai, Jing; Geng, Meiyu; Duan, Wenhu

    2016-07-28

    Fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) represents an attractive oncology target for cancer therapy in view of its critical role in promoting cancer formation and progression, as well as causing resistance to approved therapies. In this article, we describe the identification of the potent pan-FGFR inhibitor (R)-21c (FGFR1-4 IC50 values of 0.9, 2.0, 2.0, and 6.1 nM, respectively). Compound (R)-21c exhibited excellent in vitro inhibitory activity against a panel of FGFR-amplified cell lines. Western blot analysis demonstrated that (R)-21c suppressed FGF/FGFR and downstream signaling pathways at nanomolar concentrations. Moreover, (R)-21c provided nearly complete inhibition of tumor growth (96.9% TGI) in NCI-H1581 (FGFR1-amplified) xenograft mice model at the dose of 10 mg/kg/qd via oral administration. PMID:27348537

  16. Design synthesis and structure-activity relationship of 5-substituted (tetrahydronaphthalen-2yl)methyl with N-phenyl-N-(piperidin-2-yl)propionamide derivatives as opioid ligands.

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    Deekonda, Srinivas; Rankin, David; Davis, Peg; Lai, Josephine; Vanderah, Todd W; Porecca, Frank; Hruby, Victor J

    2016-01-15

    Here, we report the design, synthesis and structure activity relationship of novel small molecule opioid ligands based on 5-amino substituted (tetrahydronaphthalen-2-yl)methyl moiety with N-phenyl-N-(piperidin-2-yl)propionamide derivatives. We synthesized various molecules including amino, amide and hydroxy substitution on the 5th position of the (tetrahydronaphthalen-2-yl)methyl moiety. In our further designs we replaced the (tetrahydronaphthalen-2-yl)methyl moiety with benzyl and phenethyl moiety. These N-phenyl-N-(piperidin-2-yl)propionamide analogues showed moderate to good binding affinities (850-4 nM) and were selective towards the μ opioid receptor over the δ opioid receptors. From the structure activity relationship studies, we found that a hydroxyl substitution at the 5th position of (tetrahydronapthalen-2yl)methyl group, ligands 19 and 20, showed excellent binding affinities 4 and 5 nM, respectively, and 1000 fold selectivity towards the μ opioid relative to the delta opioid receptor. The ligand 19 showed potent agonist activities 75±21 nM, and 190±42 nM in the GPI and MVD assays. Surprisingly the fluoro analogue 20 showed good agonist activities in MVD assays 170±42 nM, in contrast to its binding affinity results.

  17. The role of hyperconjugative π-aromaticity in the enhanced acidity of methyl-, silyl and germylcyclopentadienes

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    González-Castrillo, Alberto; Hurtado, Marcela; Mó, Otilia; Yáñez, Manuel; Guillemin, Jean-Claude

    2010-10-01

    The relative stability of the different isomers of cyclopentadienyl derivatives CpXH3 (X = C, Si, Ge) and their intrinsic acidities have been investigated by means of B3LYP/6-311+G(3df,2p)//CCSD/6-311+G(d,p) density functional theory calculations. Whereas for the methylcyclopentadiene the 1- and 2- substituted isomers are almost equally stable and much more stable than the 5-substituted isomer, for the germyl derivatives the 5-substituted compound is the global minimum, due to the stabilization of the system through a hyperconjugative π-aromaticity effect, which is the larger the more electropositive the XH3 substituent is. As a consequence CpXH3 (X = Si, Ge) are more aromatic than cyclopentadiene. The silyl and germyl derivatives are more fluxional than the methyl derivative, the 1,2-XH3 shift activation barriers being around 60 kJ mol-1. For all the isomers, the most favourable deprotonation process corresponds to the loss of the proton attached to the sp3 carbon atom of the five membered ring. For Si and Ge containing compounds this behaviour differs from that observed for saturated and α,β-unsaturated compounds, which behave as Si or Ge acids in the gas phase. CpXH3 (X = C, Si, Ge) compounds are predicted to be stronger acids in the gas phase than the unsubstituted parent compound, due to a significant anionic hyperconjugation effect which reinforces the C-X bond upon deprotonation and favours the conjugation of the C-X π-bond with the π-system associated to the five membered ring.

  18. Coordination polymers of 5-substituted isophthalic acid† †Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. CCDC 1417516–1417520 contain the supplementary crystallographic data for this paper. For ESI and crystallographic data in CIF or other electronic format see DOI: 10.1039/c5ce02091c Click here for additional data file. Click here for additional data file.

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    Morris, Samuel A.; Slawin, Alexandra M. Z.; Teat, Simon J.; Morris, Russell E.

    2016-01-01

    The synthesis and characterisation of five coordination polymers – Ni2(mip)2(H2O)8·2H2O (1), Zn6(mip)5(OH)2(H2O)4·7.4H2O (2), Zn6(mip)5(OH)2(H2O)2·4H2O (3), Mn(HMeOip)2 (4), and Mn3(tbip)2(Htbip)2(EtOH)2 (5) – are reported. Preliminary nitric oxide release data on compounds 2 and 3 are also given. PMID:27019640

  19. Reactivity of damaged pyrimidines: formation of a Schiff base intermediate at the glycosidic bond of saturated dihydrouridine.

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    Jian, Yajun; Lin, Gengjie; Chomicz, Lidia; Li, Lei

    2015-03-11

    DNA glycosylases catalyze the first step of the base excision repair (BER) pathway. The chemistry used by these enzymes for deglycosylation has been largely considered as the chemistry of the oxocarbenium ion, e.g., direct rupture of the C1'-N1 bond resulting in an oxocarbenium ion intermediate. Here we present mechanistic studies revealing the 2'-deoxyribose isomerization and subsequent deglycosylation processes in two pyrimidine lesions: 5,6-dihydro-2'-deoxyuridine (dHdU) and 5,6-dihydrothymidine (dHT), formed via ionizing radiation damage to 2'-deoxycytidine and thymidine, respectively, under anoxic conditions. Acid or heat treatment of these two lesions leads to the production of two pairs of C1' epimers containing a pyranose and a furanose, respectively, indicating that both lesions favor the rupture of the C1'-O4' bond, resulting in a Schiff base intermediate at the N-glycosidic bond. Such a Schiff base intermediate was trapped and characterized by either Pd-catalyzed hydrogenation or thiol-mediated addition reaction. In contrast, in undamaged 2'-deoxyuridine and thymidine, reactions at elevated temperatures lead to the release of nucleobases most likely via the traditional oxocarbenium ion pathway. DFT calculations further support the experimental findings, suggesting that the oxocarbenium ion intermediate is responsible for the deglycosylation process if the integrity of the pyrimidine ring is maintained, while the Schiff base intermediate is preferred if the C5═C6 bond is saturated. Currently, the oxocarbenium ion pathway is indicated to be solely responsible for the deglycosylation in BER enzymes, however our results suggest an alternative Schiff base mechanism which may be responsible for the repair of saturated pyrimidine damages.

  20. A Propos of Glycosyl Cations and the Mechanism of Chemical Glycosylation; the Current State of the Art

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    Bohé, Luis

    2014-01-01

    An overview of recent advances in glycosylation with particular emphasis on mechanism is presented. The mounting evidence for both the existence of glycosyl oxocarbenium ions as fleeting intermediates in some reactions, and the crucial role of the associated in counter ion in others is discussed. The extremes of the SN1 and SN2 manifolds for the glycosylation reaction are bridged by a continuum of mechanisms in which it appears likely that most examples are located. PMID:25108484

  1. A propos of glycosyl cations and the mechanism of chemical glycosylation; the current state of the art.

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    Bohé, Luis; Crich, David

    2015-02-11

    An overview of recent advances in glycosylation with particular emphasis on mechanism is presented. The mounting evidence for both the existence of glycosyl oxocarbenium ions as fleeting intermediates in some reactions, and the crucial role of the associated counterion in others is discussed. The extremes of the SN1 and SN2 manifolds for the glycosylation reaction are bridged by a continuum of mechanisms in which it appears likely that most examples are located.

  2. Transition-Metal-Free Cross-Coupling of Indium Organometallics with Chromene and Isochroman Acetals Mediated by BF3·OEt2.

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    Gil-Negrete, José M; Pérez Sestelo, José; Sarandeses, Luis A

    2016-09-01

    A transition-metal-free coupling of triorganoindium reagents with benzopyranyl acetals mediated by a Lewis acid has been developed. The reaction of R3In with chromene and isochroman acetals in the presence of BF3·OEt2 afforded 2-substituted chromenes and 1-substituted isochromans, respectively, in good yields. The reactions proceed with a variety of triorganoindium reagents (aryl, heteroaryl, alkynyl, alkenyl, alkyl) using only 50 mol % of the organometallic, thus demonstrating the efficiency of these species. Preliminary mechanistic studies indicate the formation of an oxocarbenium ion intermediate in the presence of the Lewis acid. PMID:27530143

  3. Synthesis of oxacyclic scaffolds via dual ruthenium hydride/Brønsted acid-catalyzed isomerization/cyclization of allylic ethers.

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    Ascic, Erhad; Ohm, Ragnhild G; Petersen, Rico; Hansen, Mette R; Hansen, Casper L; Madsen, Daniel; Tanner, David; Nielsen, Thomas E

    2014-03-17

    A ruthenium hydride/Brønsted acid-catalyzed tandem sequence is reported for the synthesis of 1,3,4,9-tetrahydropyrano[3,4-b]indoles (THPIs) and related oxacyclic scaffolds. The process was designed on the premise that readily available allylic ethers would undergo sequential isomerization, first to enol ethers (Ru catalysis), then to oxocarbenium ions (Brønsted acid catalysis) amenable to endo cyclization with tethered nucleophiles. This methodology provides not only an attractive alternative to the traditional oxa-Pictet-Spengler reaction for the synthesis of THPIs, but also convenient access to THPI congeners and other important oxacycles such as acetals. PMID:24616060

  4. Brønsted Acid/Lewis Acid Cooperatively Catalyzed Addition of Diazoester to 2H-chromene Acetals

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    Luan, Yi; Qi, Yue; Gao, Hongyi; Ma, Qianqian; Schaus, Scott E.

    2014-01-01

    A novel Brønsted acid/Lewis acid dual catalyst system has been developed to promote an efficient C–C bond formation between a range of oxocarbenium precursors derived from chromene acetals and ethyl diazoacetate. The reaction proceeds under mild conditions and is tolerant of common functionalized 2H-chromene and isochromene acetals. In addition, an asymmetric variant of diazoacetate addition towards 2H-chromene acetal is described. Continued investigations include the further optimization of asymmetric induction towards the formation of diazo ester substituted 2H-chromene. PMID:25411552

  5. The role of enzyme distortion in the single displacement mechanism of family 19 chitinases

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    Brameld, Ken A.; Goddard, William A.

    1998-01-01

    By using molecular dynamics simulations, we have examined the binding of a hexaNAG substrate and two potential hydrolysis intermediates (an oxazoline ion and an oxocarbenium ion) to a family 19 barley chitinase. We find the hexaNAG substrate binds with all sugars in a chair conformation, unlike the family 18 chitinase which causes substrate distortion. Glu 67 is in a position to protonate the anomeric oxygen linking sugar residues D and E whereas Asn 199 serves to hydrogen bond with the C2′ N-acetyl group of sugar D, thus preventing the formation of an oxazoline ion intermediate. In addition, Glu 89 is part of a flexible loop region allowing a conformational change to occur within the active site to bring the oxocarbenium ion intermediate and Glu 89 closer by 4–5 Å. A hydrolysis product with inversion of the anomeric configuration occurs because of nucleophilic attack by a water molecule that is coordinated by Glu 89 and Ser 120. Issues important for the design of inhibitors specific to family 19 chitinases over family 18 chitinases also are discussed. PMID:9539727

  6. Synthesis of new ent-labdane diterpene derivatives from andrographolide and evaluation on cytotoxic activities.

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    Luo, Yan; Wang, Ke; Zhang, Meng-han; Zhang, Da-yong; Wu, Yang-chang; Wu, Xiao-ming; Hua, Wei-yi

    2015-06-01

    There are many reports for andrographolide modification regarding antitumor effects. Transformation of the five-membered lactone ring to furan aromatic ring still results in compounds with good cytotoxicity. To determine further the importance of the five-membered lactone ring and to obtain better lead compounds, we transformed the five-membered lactone ring in andrographolide. New types of ent-labdane diterpene derivatives were made, whose cytotoxic activities were measured in vitro. Preliminary SAR was summarized and two compounds, 7 and 26, with good cytotoxic activity were obtained, which have the potential to be developed into new antitumor drugs.

  7. 1,3-Bis[2-(2-oxo-1,3-oxazolidin-3-yl)eth­yl]-1H-benzimidazol-2(3H)-one

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    Ouzidan, Younes; Kandri Rodi, Youssef; Fronczek, Frank R.; Venkatraman, Ramaiyer; El Ammari, Lahcen; Essassi, El Mokhtar

    2011-01-01

    The mol­ecular structure of the title compound, C17H20N4O5, contains a central fused-ring system, comprised of six- and five-membered rings. This unit is linked by C2 chains to two 2-oxo-1,3-oxazolidine five-membered rings. The central fused-ring system is essentially planar, with a maximum deviation of 0.008 (1) Å from the mean plane. Both oxazolidine five-membered rings are also nearly planar, with maximum deviations of 0.090 (1) and 0.141 (1) Å. PMID:21523041

  8. A general and efficient palladium-catalyzed carbonylative synthesis of 2-aryloxazolines and 2-aryloxazines from aryl bromides.

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    Wu, Xiao-Feng; Neumann, Helfried; Neumann, Stephan; Beller, Matthias

    2012-10-22

    Oxazoline is OK! A general and efficient method for the synthesis of oxazolines has been developed. This allowed the preparation of 27 five-membered-ring heterocycles and 11 six-membered-ring heterocycles in moderate to good yields.

  9. Mechanism of the glycosylation step catalyzed by human α-galactosidase: a QM/MM metadynamics study.

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    Pan, Xiao-Liang; Liu, Wei; Liu, Jing-Yao

    2013-01-17

    The enzyme α-galactosidase (α-GAL), a member of glycoside hydrolase family 27, catalyzes the removal of a nonreducing terminal α-galactose residue from polysaccharides, glycolipids, and glycopeptides. α-GAL is believed to have the double displacement retaining reaction mechanism. In this work, the glycosylation step catalyzed by human α-GAL was computationally simulated with quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics metadynamics. Our simulations show that the overall catalytic mechanism follows a D(N)*A(N)-like mechanism, and the transition state has a oxocarbenium ion like character with a partially formed double bond between the ring oxygen and C5' carbon atoms. In addition, the galactosyl ring of the substrate follows a conformational itinerary of (4)C(1) → [E(3)/(4)H(3)](++) → (1)S(3) along the reaction coordinate.

  10. Essential role of glutamate 317 in galactosyl transfer by α3GalT: a computational study.

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    Gómez, Hansel; Lluch, José M; Masgrau, Laura

    2012-07-15

    Retaining glycosyltransferases (ret-GTs) are the enzymes responsible for the biosynthesis of highly specific glycosidic bonds and have drawn the interest of the scientific community. The catalytic mechanism of such enzymes is not yet fully understood and its study remains a challenge for both experimental and theoretical researches. In the case of ret-GTs where a well defined nucleophilic agent is identified in the vicinity of the anomeric center, a double-displacement mechanism via a covalent enzyme-glycosyl intermediate is commonly assumed and has received some experimental support, although not direct and univocal evidence has been obtained so far. This is the case for α-(1→3)-galactosyltransferase (α3GalT), a ret-GT from Bos taurus where a glutamate (Glu317) is in suitable position to act as a nucleophile. Here we perform density functional theory (DFT) quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) calculations on the full α3GalT enzyme to analyze the role of Glu317 in the catalytic process. This is done not only for the double-displacement mechanism, where the function of the nucleophile is obvious, but also in the scenario of a front-side attack mechanism (via an oxocarbenium ion-like transition state (S(N)i) or an ion-pair oxocarbenium intermediate (S(N)i-like)). Glu317 is found to be essential in both cases. For a front-side attack, this residue would have a key role in leaving group departure and consequent stabilization of the increasing positive charge at the anomeric center. This finding alerts on the interpretation of the mutagenesis data as both, the formation of a covalent intermediate and a S(N)i or a S(N)i-like mechanism 'assisted' by a nucleophile, could be consistent with experiment. In addition, it could explain why the covalent enzyme-glycosyl intermediate has never been isolated.

  11. Chemical abundances of A-type dwarfs in the young open cluster M6

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    Kílíçoǧlu, T.; Monier, R.; Fossati, L.

    2011-12-01

    Elemental abundance analysis of five members in the open cluster M6 (age ˜90 myr) were performed using FLAMES-GIRAFFE spectrograph mounted on 8-meter class VLT telescopes. The abundances of 14 chemical elements were derived. Johnson and Geneva photometric systems, hydrogen line profile fittings, and ionization equilibrium were used to derive the atmospheric parameters of the stars. Synthetic spectra were compared to the observed spectra to derive chemical abundances. The abundance analysis of these five members shows that these stars have an enhancement (or solar composition) of metals in general, with some exceptions. C, O, Ca, Sc, Ni, Y, and Ba exhibit the largest star-to-star abundance variations.

  12. [N-(Carboxylatomethyl)aspartato(3-)](ethylenediamine)cobalt(III) trihydrate.

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    Maderová, Jana; Marek, Jaromír; Pavelcík, Frantisek

    2003-05-01

    The mononuclear title complex, [Co(C(6)H(6)NO(6))(C(2)H(8)N(2))].3H(2)O, contains an octahedrally coordinated Co(III) atom. The N-(carboxymethyl)aspartate moiety is coordinated as a tetradentate ligand, providing an OONO-donor set and forming two trans five-membered chelate rings and one six-membered chelate ring. A seven-membered chelate ring is also formed, which consists of part of the six-membered chelate ring and part of one of the five-membered chelate rings. The crystal structure of the complex is stabilized by hydrogen bonds with three water molecules.

  13. Synthesis of 8-heteroaryl nitroxoline analogues via one-pot sequential Pd-catalyzed coupling reactions.

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    Brodnik, Helena; Požgan, Franc; Štefane, Bogdan

    2016-02-14

    A series of 8-heteroaryl substituted quinolines were prepared, either by direct C-H arylation of five-membered heteroarenes, or Pd-catalyzed coupling of organoboron reagents with bromoquinolines. The use of (benzo)thiophenyl or (benzo)furanyl boron coupling partners allowed further C-H functionalization on the five-membered heteroaryl ring with aryl bromides in one flask to access a variety of polyconjugated molecular architectures. The developed methodology represents a simple approach towards 8-arylated analogues of the biologically interesting nitroxoline core. PMID:26754567

  14. Euphorbia factor L8: a diterpenoid from the seeds of Euphorbia lathyris

    PubMed Central

    Jiao, Wei; Mao, Zhi-hua; Dong, Wei-wei; Deng, Mei-cai; Lu, Run-hua

    2008-01-01

    The title compound [systematic name: (2S*,3S*,4R*,5R*,9S*,11S*,15R*)-5,15-diacet­oxy-3-nicotino­yloxy-14-oxolathyra-6(17),12(E)-diene], C30H37NO7, was isolated from the seeds of Euphorbia lathyris. The tricyclic diterpenoid molecule contains an 11-membered ring, a five-membered ring exhibiting an envelope conformation and a three-membered ring. The 11-membered ring is cis-fused with the three-membered ring and trans-fused with the five-membered ring. PMID:21200892

  15. Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Azaindoles: Chemo- and Enantioselective Reduction of Fused Aromatic Ring Systems Consisting of Two Heteroarenes.

    PubMed

    Makida, Yusuke; Saita, Masahiro; Kuramoto, Takahiro; Ishizuka, Kentaro; Kuwano, Ryoichi

    2016-09-19

    High enantioselectivity was achieved for the hydrogenation of azaindoles by using the chiral catalyst, which was prepared from [Ru(η(3) -methallyl)2 (cod)] and a trans-chelating bis(phosphine) ligand (PhTRAP). The dearomative reaction exclusively occurred on the five-membered ring, thus giving the corresponding azaindolines with up to 97:3 enantiomer ratio. PMID:27561154

  16. 7 CFR 987.31 - Procedure.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... at least five members is required, except as follows: (1) In matters relating to restructuring... matters relating to establishment, modification and application of free and restricted percentages pursuant to §§ 987.44 and 987.46, concurrence by at least seven members is required; and (3) In...

  17. 7 CFR 987.31 - Procedure.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... at least five members is required, except as follows: (1) In matters relating to restructuring... matters relating to establishment, modification and application of free and restricted percentages pursuant to §§ 987.44 and 987.46, concurrence by at least seven members is required; and (3) In...

  18. 40 CFR 26.1107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false IRB membership. 26.1107 Section 26.1107 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GENERAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS Basic Ethical...-nursing Adults § 26.1107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with...

  19. 40 CFR 26.1107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false IRB membership. 26.1107 Section 26.1107 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GENERAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS Basic Ethical...-nursing Adults § 26.1107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with...

  20. 14 CFR 1230.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2011-01-01 2010-01-01 true IRB membership. 1230.107 Section 1230.107 Aeronautics and Space NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 1230.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to...

  1. 14 CFR 1230.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false IRB membership. 1230.107 Section 1230.107 Aeronautics and Space NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 1230.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to...

  2. 21 CFR 19.10 - Food and Drug Administration Conflict of Interest Review Board.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Food and Drug Administration Conflict of Interest... and Drug Administration Conflict of Interest Review Board. (a) The Commissioner shall establish a permanent five-member Conflict of Interest Review Board, which shall review and make recommendations to...

  3. 21 CFR 19.10 - Food and Drug Administration Conflict of Interest Review Board.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Food and Drug Administration Conflict of Interest... and Drug Administration Conflict of Interest Review Board. (a) The Commissioner shall establish a permanent five-member Conflict of Interest Review Board, which shall review and make recommendations to...

  4. 29 CFR 1952.290 - Description of the plan as initially approved.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... responsibility of an independent five member review board appointed by the Governor. (b) The program will cover... which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical... compliance action is taken upon complaints, including informal review; notice to employees of...

  5. 29 CFR 1952.290 - Description of the plan as initially approved.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... responsibility of an independent five member review board appointed by the Governor. (b) The program will cover... which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical... compliance action is taken upon complaints, including informal review; notice to employees of...

  6. Causality: School Libraries and Student Success (CLASS). White Paper

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    American Association of School Librarians, 2014

    2014-01-01

    On April 11 and 12, 2014, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) held "Causality: School Libraries and Student Success" (CLASS), an IMLS-funded national forum. Dr. Thomas Cook, one of the most influential methodologists in education research, and a five member panel of expert scholars and practitioners led 50 established…

  7. How to Add Philosophy Dimensions in Your Basic International Business Course

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Thanopoulos, John

    2010-01-01

    This article aims to assist professors in introducing concepts of self, philosophy, religions, the universe, existential dilemmas, etc., in their basic international business classes. Using active learning and five-member student teams, a student organized and administered conference adds a very useful dimension of knowledge sacrificing only one…

  8. 10 CFR 7.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Definitions. 7.2 Section 7.2 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY...). Commission means the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of five members, or a quorum thereof, sitting as a body, as provided by section 201 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 5841, (88 Stat....

  9. 10 CFR 7.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Definitions. 7.2 Section 7.2 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY...). Commission means the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of five members, or a quorum thereof, sitting as a body, as provided by section 201 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 5841, (88 Stat....

  10. 10 CFR 7.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Definitions. 7.2 Section 7.2 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY...). Commission means the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of five members, or a quorum thereof, sitting as a body, as provided by section 201 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 5841, (88 Stat....

  11. 10 CFR 13.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Definitions. 13.2 Section 13.2 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY... to 5 U.S.C. 3344. Authority means the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Authority head means the Commission of five members or a quorum thereof sitting as a body, as provided by section 201 of the...

  12. 10 CFR 7.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Definitions. 7.2 Section 7.2 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY...). Commission means the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of five members, or a quorum thereof, sitting as a body, as provided by section 201 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 5841, (88 Stat....

  13. 10 CFR 7.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Definitions. 7.2 Section 7.2 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY...). Commission means the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of five members, or a quorum thereof, sitting as a body, as provided by section 201 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 5841, (88 Stat....

  14. How to Create Lasting Change.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Trusteeship, 1996

    1996-01-01

    Five members of the Commission on the Academic Presidency (Michael Schwartz, Garrey Caruthers, Mary Maples Dunn, Paul D. Schauer, Donald G. Phelps) reflect on how the commission's recommendations to public and higher education leaders can encourage meaningful, lasting change in college governance. Each speaks from a different policy perspective…

  15. An Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Orientation on Consensus and the Quality of Group Solutions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fischbach, Robert Mark

    The qualities of small group communication and interaction were tested in this study, which specifically measured group consensus and the quality of group decision making. Fifty groups of five members each were used. One member of each group was trained to exhibit either high or low "orientation," knowledge of the procedures the group performed.…

  16. Ligand iron catalysts for selective hydrogenation

    DOEpatents

    Casey, Charles P.; Guan, Hairong

    2010-11-16

    Disclosed are iron ligand catalysts for selective hydrogenation of aldehydes, ketones and imines. A catalyst such as dicarbonyl iron hydride hydroxycyclopentadiene) complex uses the OH on the five member ring and hydrogen linked to the iron to facilitate hydrogenation reactions, particularly in the presence of hydrogen gas.

  17. Exploring the Cautionary Attitude toward Wikipedia in Higher Education: Implications for Higher Education Institutions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bayliss, Gemma

    2013-01-01

    This article presents the research findings of a small-scale study which aimed to explore the cautionary attitude toward the use of Wikipedia in the process of learning. A qualitative case study approach was taken, using literature review, institutional documentation, and semi-structured interviews with five members of academic teaching staff from…

  18. Institutional Self Study in Support of Reaffirmation of Accreditation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    El Camino Coll., Torrance, CA.

    El Camino College, California, is a public two-year college in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. The El Camino College District encompasses 5 high school districts, 12 elementary school districts and nine cities, with a population of almost 1 million. The district is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees, each representing one of the…

  19. Portraiture as Pedagogy: Learning Research through the Exploration of Context and Methodology

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gaztambide-Fernandez, Ruben; Cairns, Kate; Kawashima, Yuko; Menna, Lydia; VanderDussen, Elena

    2011-01-01

    In this reflective essay, five members of a research team involving graduate students and a faculty member offer individual "studies" of specific moments in the field in which lessons about methodology, the research context, and the researcher herself/himself crystallized. The article highlights the pedagogical possibilities of portraiture for…

  20. Evaluation of the Albuquerque Indian School Motivational Environment Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hiat, Albert B.; And Others

    In order to evaluate the impact of a token economy behavior modification program implemented from 1970-71 in the Albuquerque Indian School (AIS), a secondary institution, a five-member evaluation team assessed standardized test results, behavioral data, and student and staff attitudes. A battery of tests (Tennessee Self-Concept Scale, SRA…

  1. Use of RCM reactions for construction of eight-membered carbocycles and introduction of a hydroxy group at the juncture between five- and eight-membered carbocycles.

    PubMed

    Morimitsu, Takahiro; Mizutani, Reiko; Nakashima, Katsuyuki; Saito, Yoshinori; Tori, Motoo

    2013-07-01

    Model studies for total synthesis of YW3699 were carried out in order to introduce a hydroxy group at the ring juncture between 5- and 8-membered carbocycles. The five-membered ring part, hydrazone, and aldehyde with a cyclohexane ring were connected by the Shapiro reaction, followed by conversion to diketones, which were treated with IBX to afford hydroxylated models.

  2. 26 CFR 56.4911-7 - Affiliated group of organizations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... has a governing board made up of nine members. Five members on the board of N are also members of the...-abuse rule for groups of affiliated organizations. In general, the rule operates to prevent numerous... permitted lobbying expenditures. The anti-abuse rule is implemented by this § 56.4911-7 and §§ 56.4911-8...

  3. A Secret Support Network

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wasley, Paula

    2007-01-01

    This article describes Hanover College's Early Alert Team, an early-alert program that seeks to identify students' academic, social, or personal troubles as soon as they surface. The team's five members gather information about students from all corners of the campus and then devise strategies to help them. The early-alert system has not only…

  4. Igniting Diversity: Actionable Methods and Ideas for Advancing Diversity in LIS Education in the US

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lee, Shari A.; Chancellor, Renate; Chu, Clara M.; Rodriguez-Mori, Howard; Roy, Loriene

    2015-01-01

    The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) appointed a five-member Taskforce in 2011 to pursue the development of an ALISE Statement on Diversity. Two years later, the ALISE membership voted unanimously to adopt the statement. In an effort to move the statement from mere words on paper, the Taskforce provided actionable…

  5. 32 CFR 219.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false IRB membership. 219.107 Section 219.107 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (CONTINUED) MISCELLANEOUS PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 219.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote...

  6. Modelling and Motion Analysis of Five-Bar 5R Mechanism

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Budniak, Z.; Bil, T.

    2014-11-01

    This article presents the use of the potential of the present-day CAD/CAE systems in modelling and a kinematic analysis of a spatial five-membered lever mechanism 5R. A simulation model was developed. On the grounds of the methodology developed, numerical analysis was conducted. The results of the analysis are presented in diagrams.

  7. Using WRF for Regional Climate Modeling: An Emphasis on the Southeast U.S. for Future Air Quality

    EPA Science Inventory

    This presentation describes preliminary analysis of a five-member regional climate ensemble (developed by AMAD and its contractors, including UNC) to determine if there is any consensus on projected changes to the placement of the North Atlantic Subtropical High (NASH, or Bermuda...

  8. 78 FR 18625 - Call for Nominations for the California Desert District Advisory Council

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-03-27

    ... Bureau of Land Management Call for Nominations for the California Desert District Advisory Council AGENCY...) California Desert District is soliciting nominations from the public for five members to serve 3-year terms on its Desert District Advisory Council. Council members provide advice and recommendations to...

  9. 76 FR 72445 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-23

    ... viewpoint of employees in the construction industry: three new employee representatives will be appointed..., and the number of new members to be appointed in each category, are: Five members who are qualified by experience and affiliation to present the viewpoint of employers in the construction industry: three...

  10. 29 CFR 1926.753 - Hoisting and rigging.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...; (ii) Hooks with self-closing safety latches or their equivalent shall be used to prevent components...: (i) A multiple lift rigging assembly is used; (ii) A maximum of five members are hoisted per lift... limitations. (2) Components of the multiple lift rigging assembly shall be specifically designed and...

  11. 14 CFR 1230.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false IRB membership. 1230.107 Section 1230.107 Aeronautics and Space NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 1230.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to...

  12. 76 FR 21710 - Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-18

    ... conflict of interest. Board members, unless otherwise directed by the Secretary of Defense, shall be... not more than five members who are eminent authorities in the fields related to museum management... facilities and risk management. The membership of the National Museum of the Marine Corps Subcommittee...

  13. 12 CFR 905.10 - Board of Directors.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS General Organization § 905.10 Board of Directors. (a) Board of Directors—(1) General. The Bank Act vests management of the Finance Board in a five-member Board of Directors consisting of four members appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate...

  14. 78 FR 36596 - Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Nominations for Vacancies

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-06-18

    ..., corporate trust, actuarial counseling, investment counseling, ] investment management, and accounting; and... advise the Secretary with respect to the carrying out of his or her functions under ERISA, and to submit... at least four times each year. The terms of five members of the Council expire this year. The...

  15. The Curriculum Development Project for the Medical Laboratory Technology Program at Miami-Dade Junior College, Miami, Florida. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Miami-Dade Junior Coll., FL. Div. of Allied Health Studies.

    During Phase I of an Allied Health Professions Basic Improvement Grant, a five-member committee developed a curriculum for a medical laboratory technology program at Miami-Dade Junior College by: (1) defining competencies which differentiate a certified laboratory assistant from a medical laboratory technician, (2) translating expected laboratory…

  16. Alameda Unified School District, 2009-2011. Alameda Case Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pivot Learning Partners, 2011

    2011-01-01

    When the five-member Board of the Alameda Unified School District selected Kirsten Vital as the new superintendent in 2009, they chose someone from outside their tight-knit community. Board Trustee Margie Sherratt thought Vital was chosen to "get us moving," to be a change agent on closing the achievement gap. Vital, in her initial conversations…

  17. 45 CFR 46.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... Welfare DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL ADMINISTRATION PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS Basic HHS Policy for Protection of Human Research Subjects § 46.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete and adequate review of...

  18. Involving Staff Personnel in Preparing for Negotiations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Foley, Leland L.

    The speaker begins by acknowledging that the first reality is that the bargaining process requires sophistication and skill regardless of the size of the school district. Preparation for negotiations in the speaker's district is centered around a five-member negotiation team that consists of one negotiator and four principals. The speaker outlines…

  19. 10 CFR 1.11 - The Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false The Commission. 1.11 Section 1.11 Energy NUCLEAR.... (a) The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, composed of five members, one of whom is designated by the... for licensing and regulating nuclear facilities and materials and for conducting research in...

  20. 10 CFR 1.11 - The Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false The Commission. 1.11 Section 1.11 Energy NUCLEAR.... (a) The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, composed of five members, one of whom is designated by the... for licensing and regulating nuclear facilities and materials and for conducting research in...

  1. 7 CFR 1215.21 - Establishment and membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... AGREEMENTS AND ORDERS; MISCELLANEOUS COMMODITIES), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE POPCORN PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND CONSUMER INFORMATION Popcorn Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Order Popcorn Board § 1215.21 Establishment and membership. (a) There is hereby established a Popcorn Board of five members. The number...

  2. 7 CFR 1215.21 - Establishment and membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... AGREEMENTS AND ORDERS; MISCELLANEOUS COMMODITIES), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE POPCORN PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND CONSUMER INFORMATION Popcorn Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Order Popcorn Board § 1215.21 Establishment and membership. (a) There is hereby established a Popcorn Board of five members. The number...

  3. Single kernel method for detection of 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline in aromatic rice germplasm using SPME-GC/MS

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    INTRODUCTION Aromatic rice or fragrant rice, (Oryza sativa L.), has a strong popcorn-like aroma due to the presence of a five-membered N-heterocyclic ring compound known as 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline (2-AP). To date, existing methods for detecting this compound in rice require the use of several kernels. ...

  4. 7 CFR 1215.21 - Establishment and membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... AGREEMENTS AND ORDERS; MISCELLANEOUS COMMODITIES), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE POPCORN PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND CONSUMER INFORMATION Popcorn Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Order Popcorn Board § 1215.21 Establishment and membership. (a) There is hereby established a Popcorn Board of five members. The number...

  5. 7 CFR 1215.21 - Establishment and membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... AGREEMENTS AND ORDERS; MISCELLANEOUS COMMODITIES), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE POPCORN PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND CONSUMER INFORMATION Popcorn Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Order Popcorn Board § 1215.21 Establishment and membership. (a) There is hereby established a Popcorn Board of five members. The number...

  6. Attitudes to Agricultural Policy and Farming Futures in the Context of the 2003 CAP Reform: A Comparison of Farmers in Selected Established and New Member States

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gorton, Matthew; Douarin, Elodie; Davidova, Sophia; Latruffe, Laure

    2008-01-01

    Farmers' attitudes, to agricultural production, diversification and policy support, and behavioural intentions in five Member States of the EU (France, Lithuania, Slovakia, Sweden, England) are analysed comparatively. Groups of farmers with similarly held attitudes are identified using cluster analysis to investigate whether differences in…

  7. 32 CFR 865.107 - DRB composition and meeting location.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false DRB composition and meeting location. 865.107 Section 865.107 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE... composition and meeting location. (a) The DRB consists of five members, with the senior line officer acting...

  8. 32 CFR 865.107 - DRB composition and meeting location.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false DRB composition and meeting location. 865.107 Section 865.107 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE... composition and meeting location. (a) The DRB consists of five members, with the senior line officer acting...

  9. 32 CFR 865.107 - DRB composition and meeting location.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false DRB composition and meeting location. 865.107 Section 865.107 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE... composition and meeting location. (a) The DRB consists of five members, with the senior line officer acting...

  10. 32 CFR 865.107 - DRB composition and meeting location.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false DRB composition and meeting location. 865.107 Section 865.107 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE... composition and meeting location. (a) The DRB consists of five members, with the senior line officer acting...

  11. 32 CFR 865.107 - DRB composition and meeting location.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false DRB composition and meeting location. 865.107 Section 865.107 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE... composition and meeting location. (a) The DRB consists of five members, with the senior line officer acting...

  12. 10 CFR 1.11 - The Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false The Commission. 1.11 Section 1.11 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION STATEMENT OF ORGANIZATION AND GENERAL INFORMATION Headquarters § 1.11 The Commission. (a) The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, composed of five members, one of whom is designated by...

  13. 10 CFR 1.11 - The Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false The Commission. 1.11 Section 1.11 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION STATEMENT OF ORGANIZATION AND GENERAL INFORMATION Headquarters § 1.11 The Commission. (a) The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, composed of five members, one of whom is designated by...

  14. Remembering Nancy. 25 Members of the Montessori Community Share Their Reflections on the Death of the AMS Founder.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Turner, Joy; And Others

    1995-01-01

    Twenty-five members of the Montessori community share their memories of Dr. Nancy McCormick Rambusch, charismatic founder of the American Montessori movement, early childhood professional, and innovative educator, who died of pancreatic cancer on October 27, 1994. Rambusch's work of 40 years now flowers as an institutionalized educational program…

  15. How Should the "Ideal-Coach" Be? And How Is the "Real-Coach" Judged by the Athletes?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moser, Thomas

    1992-01-01

    Forty-five members of the Norwegian national team in orienteering and 11 coaches ranked 18 items regarding their importance in being a good coach. In addition, the athletes evaluated their individual coaches using the evaluation version of the scale. Compared responses of males and females, junior and senior athletes, and coaches and athletes. (KS)

  16. Synthesis and characterization of estolide esters containing epoxy and cyclic carbonate groups

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The unsaturated sites in oleic 2-ethylhexyl estolide esters (containing 35% monoenic fatty acids) were converted into epoxide and five-membered cyclic carbonate groups and the products characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectra (FTIR), 1H-, and 13C-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrosc...

  17. 49 CFR 800.2 - Organization.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 7 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Organization. 800.2 Section 800.2 Transportation... ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD AND DELEGATIONS OF AUTHORITY Organization and Functions § 800.2 Organization. The Board consists of five Members appointed by the President with the advice and consent of...

  18. 49 CFR 800.2 - Organization.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 7 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Organization. 800.2 Section 800.2 Transportation... ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD AND DELEGATIONS OF AUTHORITY Organization and Functions § 800.2 Organization. The Board consists of five Members appointed by the President with the advice and consent of...

  19. 49 CFR 800.2 - Organization.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Organization. 800.2 Section 800.2 Transportation... ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD AND DELEGATIONS OF AUTHORITY Organization and Functions § 800.2 Organization. The Board consists of five Members appointed by the President with the advice and consent of...

  20. 49 CFR 800.2 - Organization.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 7 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Organization. 800.2 Section 800.2 Transportation... ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD AND DELEGATIONS OF AUTHORITY Organization and Functions § 800.2 Organization. The Board consists of five Members appointed by the President with the advice and consent of...

  1. 32 CFR 219.107 - IRB membership.

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    2011-07-01

    ... PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 219.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with... members, and the diversity of the members, including consideration of race, gender, and cultural... counsel in safeguarding the rights and welfare of human subjects. In addition to possessing...

  2. Middle School Science Teachers' Beliefs about and Reflections on Teaching and Learning Science within a Nascent Professional Learning Community: A Qualitative Exploration

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    Gioe, Lisa M.

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation explored the beliefs of five members of a nascent professional learning community for middle school science teachers over the first semester of its existence. A professional learning community is a place for colleagues to voice and hear beliefs, and is particularly conducive to fostering the development of one's own beliefs.…

  3. 32 CFR 724.202 - Statutory/Directive Authority.

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    2010-07-01

    ..., consisting of five members, to review the discharge or dismissal (other than a discharge or dismissal by sentence of a general court-martial) of any former member of an armed force under the jurisdiction of his... on the records of the armed forces concerned and such other evidence as may be presented to the...

  4. Gold Sulfinyl Mesoionic Carbenes: Synthesis, Structure, and Catalytic Activity.

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    Frutos, María; Avello, Marta G; Viso, Alma; Fernández de la Pradilla, Roberto; de la Torre, María C; Sierra, Miguel A; Gornitzka, Heinz; Hemmert, Catherine

    2016-08-01

    Gold mesoionic carbenes having a chiral sulfoxide group attached to the C4 position of the five membered ring have been prepared and tested as catalysts in the cycloisomerization of enynes. These new catalysts are very efficient, with the sulfoxide moiety playing a key role in their activity and the N1-substituent in control of the regioselectivity of these processes. PMID:27403763

  5. (4S,5S)-2-(2-Fluoro­phen­yl)-1,3-dioxolane-4,5-dicarboxamide

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    Li, Xin-Hua; Wang, De-Cai; Liu, Bo-Nian; Xu, Wei

    2008-01-01

    In the mol­ecule of the title compound, C11H11FN2O4, the five-membered ring adopts an envelope conformation. An intra­molecular N—H⋯F hydrogen bond occurs. In the crystal structure, inter­molecular N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol­ecules. PMID:22262969

  6. 10 CFR 1.11 - The Commission.

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    2010-01-01

    ..., protecting and safeguarding nuclear materials and nuclear power plants in the interest of national security... 10 Energy 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false The Commission. 1.11 Section 1.11 Energy NUCLEAR.... (a) The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, composed of five members, one of whom is designated by...

  7. Exploring the Drivers of Teacher Professionalism in Ghana

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    Salifu, Inusah

    2015-01-01

    This research aimed to explore the working conditions teachers in the Ghana Education Service perceived as motivators in their professional practice. The research used mainly a qualitative approach and three focus groups of five members: each were organised with teacher participants drawn from the Ashanti Region purposively selected. The research…

  8. An Assessment of the Basic Curriculum Guide for Teaching Vocational Agriculture in Texas.

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    Brown, Herman D.

    The major purpose of this study was to revise the basic production agriculture curriculum guide used by vocational agrculture teachers in Texas. A twenty-five member advisory committee for curriculum revision conducted the following activities: (1) obtained thirty-one curriculum guides for a technical agriculture program, (2) surveyed vocational…

  9. 5-Bromo-1H-pyrrolo-[2,3-b]pyridine.

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    Starha, Pavel; Trávníček, Zdeněk

    2013-03-01

    In the title compound, C7H5BrN2, fused six-membered pyridine and five-membered pyrrole rings form the essentially planar aza-indole skeleton (r.m.s. deviation = 0.017 Å). In the crystal, pairs of N-H⋯N hydrogen bonds connect the mol-ecules into inversion dimers. PMID:23476567

  10. 12 CFR 905.10 - Board of Directors.

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    2011-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 7 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Board of Directors. 905.10 Section 905.10 Banks... DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS General Organization § 905.10 Board of Directors. (a) Board of Directors—(1) General. The Bank Act vests management of the Finance Board in a five-member Board...

  11. Current Updates on Oxazolidinone and Its Significance

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    Pandit, Neha; Singla, Rajeev K.; Shrivastava, Birendra

    2012-01-01

    Oxazolidinone is a five-member heterocyclic ring exhibiting potential medicinal properties with preferential antibacterial activity. Scientists reported various synthetic procedures for this heterocyclic structure. Current review articles tried to cover each and every potential aspect of oxazolidinone like synthetic routes, pharmacological mechanism of action, medicinal properties, and current research activities. PMID:25954524

  12. Gold Sulfinyl Mesoionic Carbenes: Synthesis, Structure, and Catalytic Activity.

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    Frutos, María; Avello, Marta G; Viso, Alma; Fernández de la Pradilla, Roberto; de la Torre, María C; Sierra, Miguel A; Gornitzka, Heinz; Hemmert, Catherine

    2016-08-01

    Gold mesoionic carbenes having a chiral sulfoxide group attached to the C4 position of the five membered ring have been prepared and tested as catalysts in the cycloisomerization of enynes. These new catalysts are very efficient, with the sulfoxide moiety playing a key role in their activity and the N1-substituent in control of the regioselectivity of these processes.

  13. QM/MM study of catalytic mechanism of Xylanase Cex from Cellulomonas fimi.

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    Liu, Jingli; Zhang, Chunchun; Xu, Dingguo

    2012-07-01

    Xylanase Cex from Cellulomonas fimi is a bifunctional enzyme that catalyzes the degradation of both cellulose and xylan. As a result, it might find valuable applications in production of biofuels. In this work, we presented a detailed theoretical investigation of hydrolysis of the xylopentaose molecule catalyzed by Cex, using a hybrid quantum mechanical and molecular mechanical approach. Our results support the experimental observation that the hydrolysis proceeds via the net retention mechanism. More interestingly, our simulations indicate that the xylose unit at -1 binding site should take a boat (B₂,₅) conformation as a possible reactive conformer, while the oxo-carbenium ion-like transition states take the combination of B₂,₅/⁰S₂ for glycosylation, and ⁰S₂/⁰,³B for deglycosylation. Our molecular dynamics simulations of mutants further suggest that two catalytic residues (E127 and E233) play the vital role in this ring distortion. Indeed, this conformational change is necessary to facilitate the first step of nucleophilic attack by E233 at the anomeric carbon center.

  14. Determination of the Influence of Side-Chain Conformation on Glycosylation Selectivity using Conformationally Restricted Donors.

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    Dharuman, Suresh; Crich, David

    2016-03-18

    The synthesis of a series of conformationally locked mannopyranosyl thioglycosides in which the C6-O6 bond adopts either the gauche,gauche, gauche,trans, or trans,gauche conformation is described, and their influence on glycosylation stereoselectivity investigated. Two 4,6-O-benzylidene-protected mannosyl thioglycosides carrying axial or equatorial methyl groups at the 6-position were also synthesized and the selectivity of their glycosylation reactions studied to enable a distinction to be made between steric and stereoelectronic effects. The presence of an axial methoxy group at C6 in the bicyclic donor results in a decreased preference for formation of the β-mannoside, whereas an axial methyl group has little effect on selectivity. The result is rationalized in terms of through-space stabilization of a transient intermediate oxocarbenium ion by the axial methoxy group resulting in a higher degree of SN 1-like character in the glycosylation reaction. Comparisons are made with literature examples and exceptions are discussed in terms of pervading steric effects layered on top of the basic stereoelectronic effect.

  15. Structure of the catalytic core module of the Chaetomium thermophilum family GH6 cellobiohydrolase Cel6A.

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    Thompson, Andrew J; Heu, Tia; Shaghasi, Tarana; Benyamino, Romil; Jones, Aubrey; Friis, Esben P; Wilson, Keith S; Davies, Gideon J

    2012-08-01

    Cellulases, including cellobiohydrolases and endoglucanases, are important enzymes involved in the breakdown of the polysaccharide cellulose. These catalysts have found widescale industrial applications, particularly in the paper and textile industries, and are now finding use in `second-generation' conversion of biomass to biofuels. Despite this considerable biotechnological application, and undoubted future potential, uncertainty remains as to the exact reaction mechanism of the inverting cellulases found in the GH6 family of carbohydrate-active enzymes. In order to gain additional understanding as to how these societally beneficial biocatalysts function, the crystal structure of a GH6 cellobiohydrolase from Chaetomium thermophilum, CtCel6A, has been solved. This structure reveals a distorted α/β-barrel fold comprising a buried tunnel-like active site quite typical of Cel6A enzymes. Analysis of an enzyme-product complex (cellobiose in the -3 and -2 subsites and cellotetraose in subsites +1 to +4) supports the hypothesis that this group of enzymes act via an atypical single-displacement mechanism. Of particular note in this analysis is an active-centre metal ion, Li(+), the position of which matches the position of the positively charged anomeric carbon of the oxocarbenium-ion-like transition state. PMID:22868752

  16. Determination of the origin of stereoselectivity in multiple-transition-state reactions using DFT calculations: enantioselective synthesis of homoallylic alcohols from aliphatic methyl ketones via an auxiliary-mediated allylation.

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    Tietze, Lutz F; Kinzel, Tom; Schmatz, Stefan

    2008-04-01

    Computational investigations on the highly stereoselective allylation of butanone in the presence of a chiral norpseudoephedrine-derived auxiliary have been performed. They suggest an SN1-type mechanism via the attack of allyltrimethylsilane to an intermediately formed oxocarbenium ion. The identification of preferred transition states (TSs) leads to a straightforward rationalization of the observed selectivity which can be extended to analogues of the auxiliary. A screening process has been devised to select 61 potentially relevant TSs from a total of almost 300 theoretically possible TSs. Final results were obtained from gas-phase calculations employing the B3LYP/6-31+G(d) level of theory as well as in dichloromethane solution using the B3LYP/6-311++G(2d,p)//B3LYP/6-31+G(d) level of theory in combination with polarizable continuum model and the UAKS set of radii. The agreement of theoretically predicted and experimentally observed selectivities is very good in both cases. However, the relative energy differences for several relevant TSs differ significantly when going from gas phase to solution, thus illustrating the necessity of performing calculations in solution to draw correct conclusions. PMID:18331031

  17. An allolactose trapped at the lacZ β-galactosidase active site with its galactosyl moiety in a (4)H3 conformation provides insights into the formation, conformation, and stabilization of the transition state.

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    Wheatley, Robert W; Huber, Reuben E

    2015-12-01

    When lactose was incubated with G794A-β-galactosidase (a variant with a "closed" active site loop that binds transition state analogs well) an allolactose was trapped with its Gal moiety in a (4)H3 conformation, similar to the oxocarbenium ion-like conformation expected of the transition state. The numerous interactions formed between the (4)H3 structure and β-galactosidase indicate that this structure is representative of the transition state. This conformation is also very similar to that of d-galactono-1,5-lactone, a good transition state analog. Evidence indicates that substrates take up the (4)H3 conformation during migration from the shallow to the deep mode. Steric forces utilizing His418 and other residues are important for positioning the O1 leaving group into a quasi-axial position. An electrostatic interaction between the O5 of the distorted Gal and Tyr503 as well as C-H-π bonds with Trp568 are also significant. Computational studies of the energy of sugar ring distortion show that the β-galactosidase reaction itinerary is driven by energetic considerations in utilization of a (4)H3 transition state with a novel (4)C1-(4)H3-(4)C1 conformation itinerary. To our knowledge, this is the first X-ray crystallographic structural demonstration that the transition state of a natural substrate of a glycosidase has a (4)H3 conformation.

  18. Synthesis of the C-glycoside of α-D-mannose-(1 → 6)-d-myo-inositol†

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    Hans, Sunej; Altiti, Ahmad; Mootoo, David R.

    2015-01-01

    The dimannosylatedinositol pseudotrisaccharide phospholipid of the lipoarabinomannan (LAM) component of the mycobacterial cell wall has attracted interest as a therapeutic target because of its uniqueness to mycobacteria, its assembly at an early stage in LAM biosynthesis and the immunological activity of oligosaccharides containing this subunit. Accordingly, analogues of this pseudotrisaccharide, α-d-mannose-(1 → 2)-α-d-mannose-(1 → 6)-d-myo-inositol are of interest as mechanistic probes and drug leads. C-glycosides are of special interest because of their hydrolytic stability and conformational differences compared to O-glycosides. Herein, as a prelude to C-glycoside analogues of this pseudotrisaccharide, we describe the synthesis of the C-glycoside of α-D-mannose-(1 → 6)-d-myo-inositol. The synthetic strategy centers on the elaboration of a C1-linked glycal-inositol, the glycone segment of which is assembled via an oxocarbenium ion cyclization on a thioacetal-enol ether precursor that originates from “glycone” and “aglycone” components. PMID:24057020

  19. An allolactose trapped at the lacZ β-galactosidase active site with its galactosyl moiety in a (4)H3 conformation provides insights into the formation, conformation, and stabilization of the transition state.

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    Wheatley, Robert W; Huber, Reuben E

    2015-12-01

    When lactose was incubated with G794A-β-galactosidase (a variant with a "closed" active site loop that binds transition state analogs well) an allolactose was trapped with its Gal moiety in a (4)H3 conformation, similar to the oxocarbenium ion-like conformation expected of the transition state. The numerous interactions formed between the (4)H3 structure and β-galactosidase indicate that this structure is representative of the transition state. This conformation is also very similar to that of d-galactono-1,5-lactone, a good transition state analog. Evidence indicates that substrates take up the (4)H3 conformation during migration from the shallow to the deep mode. Steric forces utilizing His418 and other residues are important for positioning the O1 leaving group into a quasi-axial position. An electrostatic interaction between the O5 of the distorted Gal and Tyr503 as well as C-H-π bonds with Trp568 are also significant. Computational studies of the energy of sugar ring distortion show that the β-galactosidase reaction itinerary is driven by energetic considerations in utilization of a (4)H3 transition state with a novel (4)C1-(4)H3-(4)C1 conformation itinerary. To our knowledge, this is the first X-ray crystallographic structural demonstration that the transition state of a natural substrate of a glycosidase has a (4)H3 conformation. PMID:26291713

  20. C(16)-C(22) oxygen-bridged analogues of ceDAF-12 and LXR ligands.

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    Del Fueyo, M Celeste; Dansey, M Virginia; Paolo, Luciano S; Pecci, Adalí; Veleiro, Adriana S; Burton, Gerardo

    2016-08-01

    The DAF-12 receptor in nematodes and the Liver X Receptor (LXR) in mammals are structurally related transcription factors that play key roles in determining the life span of the organism. Both types of receptors are activated by oxysterols, cholesterol metabolites with oxidized side chains. Restricting the movement of the oxysterol side chain to certain orientations may have profound effects in the activity profile, however this has not been explored so far. In a first attempt to obtain analogues of natural ligands of DAF-12 and LXR with restricted side chain mobility we introduced a 16,22-oxygen bridge in 26-hydroxycholesterol, a cholestenoic acid and a dafachronic acid (5-7). Diosgenin was used as starting material, the key step to obtain the 16,22 epoxy functionality was the one pot formation and reduction of a cyclic hemiketal via the oxocarbenium ion using sodium cyanoborohydride. All new compounds were characterized by NMR and mass spectrometry and assayed as ceDAF-12 or LXR ligands in transactivation cell-based assays. The dafachronic acid analogue 7 behaved as a ceDAF-12 agonist. PMID:27235856

  1. Crystal structure and snapshots along the reaction pathway of a family 51 α-l-arabinofuranosidase

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    Hövel, Klaus; Shallom, Dalia; Niefind, Karsten; Belakhov, Valery; Shoham, Gil; Baasov, Timor; Shoham, Yuval; Schomburg, Dietmar

    2003-01-01

    High-resolution crystal structures of α-l-arabinofuranosidase from Geobacillus stearothermophilus T-6, a family 51 glycosidase, are described. The enzyme is a hexamer, and each monomer is organized into two domains: a (β/α)8-barrel and a 12-stranded β sandwich with jelly-roll topology. The structures of the Michaelis complexes with natural and synthetic substrates, and of the transient covalent arabinofuranosyl– enzyme intermediate represent two stable states in the double displacement mechanism, and allow thorough examination of the catalytic mechanism. The arabinofuranose sugar is tightly bound and distorted by an extensive network of hydrogen bonds. The two catalytic residues are 4.7 Å apart, and together with other conserved residues contribute to the stabilization of the oxocarbenium ion-like transition state via charge delocalization and specific protein–substrate interactions. The enzyme is an anti-protonator, and a 1.7 Å electrophilic migration of the anomeric carbon takes place during the hydrolysis. PMID:14517232

  2. Theoretical study of enzymatic catalysis explains why the trapped covalent intermediate in the E303C mutant of glycosyltransferase GTB was not detected in the wild-type enzyme.

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    Bobovská, Adela; Tvaroška, Igor; Kóňa, Juraj

    2015-01-01

    Hybrid quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics calculations were used to study the catalytic mechanism of the retaining human α-(1,3)-galactosyltransferase (GTBWT) and its E303C mutant (GTBE303C). Both backside (via covalent glycosyl-enzyme intermediate, CGEI) and frontside SNi-like mechanisms (via oxocarbenium-ion intermediate, OCII) were investigated. The calculations suggest that both mechanisms are feasible in the enzymatic catalysis. The nucleophilic attack of the acceptor substrate to the anomeric carbon of OCII is the rate-determining step with an overall reaction barrier (ΔE(‡) = 19.5 kcal mol(-1)) in agreement with an experimental rate constant (kcat = 5.1 s(-1)). A calculated α-secondary kinetic isotope effect (α-KIE) of 1.27 (GTBWT) and 1.26 (GTBE303C) predicts dissociative character of the transition state in agreement with experimentally measured α-KIE of other retaining glycosyltransferases. Remarkably, stable CGEI in GTBE303C compared with its counterpart in GTBWT may explain why the CGEI has been detected by mass spectrometry only in GTBE303C ( Soya N, Fang Y, Palcic MM, Klassen JS. 2011. Trapping and characterization of covalent intermediates of mutant retaining glycosyltransferases. Glycobiology, 21: 547-552). PMID:25138306

  3. Importance of a Fluorine Substituent for the Preparation of meta- and para-Pentafluoro-λ(6) -sulfanyl-Substituted Pyridines.

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    Kosobokov, Mikhail; Cui, Benqiang; Balia, Andrii; Matsuzaki, Kohei; Tokunaga, Etsuko; Saito, Norimichi; Shibata, Norio

    2016-08-26

    Although there are ways to synthesize ortho-pentafluoro-λ(6) -sulfanyl (SF5 ) pyridines, meta- and para-SF5 -substituted pyridines are rare. We disclose herein a general route for their synthesis. The fundamental synthetic approach is the same as reported methods for ortho-SF5 -substituted pyridines and SF5 -substituted arenes, that is, oxidative chlorotetrafluorination of the corresponding disulfides to give pyridylsulfur chlorotetrafluorides (SF4 Cl-pyridines), followed by chloride/fluoride exchange with fluorides. However, the trick in this case is the presence on the pyridine ring of at least one fluorine atom, which is essential for the successful transformation of the disulfides into m-and p-SF5 -pyridines. After enabling the synthesis of an SF5 -substituted pyridine, ortho-F groups can be efficiently substituted by C, N, S, and O nucleophiles through an SN Ar pathway. This methodology provides access to a variety of previously unavailable SF5 -substituted pyridine building blocks. PMID:27485809

  4. Synthesis and reactivity of aliphatic sulfur pentafluorides from substituted (pentafluorosulfanyl)benzenes

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    Vida, Norbert; Václavík, Jiří

    2016-01-01

    Summary Oxidation of 3- and 4-pentafluorosulfanyl-substituted anisoles and phenols with hydrogen peroxide and sulfuric acid provided a mixture of SF5-substituted muconolactone, maleic, and succinic acids. A plausible mechanism for the formation of the aliphatic SF5 compounds was presented and their chemical reactivity was investigated. SF5-substituted para-benzoquinone was synthesized; its oxidation led to an improved yield of 2-(pentafluorosulfanyl)maleic acid. The reaction of SF5-substituted maleic anhydride and para-benzoquinone with cyclopentadiene afforded the Diels–Alder adducts. Decomposition of 3-(pentafluorosulfanyl)muconolactone in acidic, neutral and basic aqueous media was investigated and the decarboxylation of 2-(pentafluorosulfanyl)maleic acid provided 3-(pentafluorosulfanyl)acrylic acid. PMID:26877813

  5. Synthesis and reactivity of aliphatic sulfur pentafluorides from substituted (pentafluorosulfanyl)benzenes.

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    Vida, Norbert; Václavík, Jiří; Beier, Petr

    2016-01-01

    Oxidation of 3- and 4-pentafluorosulfanyl-substituted anisoles and phenols with hydrogen peroxide and sulfuric acid provided a mixture of SF5-substituted muconolactone, maleic, and succinic acids. A plausible mechanism for the formation of the aliphatic SF5 compounds was presented and their chemical reactivity was investigated. SF5-substituted para-benzoquinone was synthesized; its oxidation led to an improved yield of 2-(pentafluorosulfanyl)maleic acid. The reaction of SF5-substituted maleic anhydride and para-benzoquinone with cyclopentadiene afforded the Diels-Alder adducts. Decomposition of 3-(pentafluorosulfanyl)muconolactone in acidic, neutral and basic aqueous media was investigated and the decarboxylation of 2-(pentafluorosulfanyl)maleic acid provided 3-(pentafluorosulfanyl)acrylic acid. PMID:26877813

  6. OD ESR detection of the radical anions of cyclic nitrones in liquid solutions

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    Barlukova, M. M.; Gritsan, N. P.; Bagryansky, V. A.; Starichenko, V. F.; Grigor'ev, I. A.; Molin, Yu. N.

    2005-01-01

    The radical anions of five-membered cyclic nitrone spin traps, 3,3,5,5-tetramethyl-1-pyrroline-1-oxide and 1,2,2,5,5-pentamethyl-3-imidazoline-3-oxide, formed under radiolysis of liquid squalane solutions at 250-268 K, were registered by the method of optically detected ESR, and the hfc constants and g-values of the radical anions were determined. The hfc constants of these radical anions were predicted by DFT calculations and were found to be in quantitative agreement with experiment. It was demonstrated that radical anions of the five-membered cyclic nitrones have non-planar geometry with the spin density localized in the C dbnd N sbnd O fragment.

  7. Synthesis of Naphthylpyridines from Unsymmetrical Naphthylheptadiynes and the Configurational Stability of the Biaryl Axis.

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    Fischer, Fabian; Siegle, Alexander F; Checinski, Marek; Fischer, Christine; Kral, Karolin; Thede, Richard; Trapp, Oliver; Hapke, Marko

    2016-04-15

    A series of different unsymmetrically substituted naphthyl-based diynes were synthesized. These substrates formed the foundation for the assembly of novel biaryls containing pyridine moieties with differently substituted five-membered rings in the backbone of the newly formed heterobiaryl system. The key step for their efficient construction was the photo- and cobalt-catalyzed [2 + 2 + 2] cycloaddition reaction between the corresponding naphthyldiyne and aceto- or benzonitrile. The heterobiaryl products have been isolated and investigated with respect to the configurational stability of their biaryl axis using dynamic chiral HPLC; subtle effects of the substitution pattern on the stability of the axis were observed. For several compounds the activation barriers (ΔG(‡)) of racemization were determined. Suitable substitution of the five-membered ring backbone exemplarily allowed the Co-catalyzed enantioselective cyclization to yield the enantiomerically enriched heterobiaryl. PMID:26999378

  8. Density-functional investigation of the geometric and electronic structure of ethylene oxide adsorbed on Si(100)

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    Wang, Lu; Li, Qing-Fang; Yang, Cui-Hong; Wei, Yue-Ling; Zhu, Xing-Feng; Rao, Wei-Feng

    2016-05-01

    The geometric and electronic structures of the ethylene oxide (EO) molecule adsorbed on Si(100)-(2 × 1) surface were investigated by using the density-functional theory calculations. All possible adsorbed structures were considered and it was found that only four adsorption structures are stable. The calculations of the formation energy revealed the most stable conformation and demonstrated that the nature of Si-O bond significantly affects the stability of adsorption systems. The analysis of corresponding electronic structures showed that two adsorbed structures are still semiconductor compounds but the other two are not. In particular, the EO after adsorbing was found to be connected via a ring-opening reaction where the molecule forms a five-membered ring together with the surface of dimer silicon atoms, and the produced five-membered ring is almost perpendicular to the silicon surface.

  9. An alternative approach to PEPPSI catalysts: from palladium isonitriles to highly active unsymmetrically substituted PEPPSI catalysts.

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    Zeiler, Anna; Rudolph, Matthias; Rominger, Frank; Hashmi, A Stephen K

    2015-07-27

    A series of new pyridine-enhanced precatalyst preparation, stabilization, and initiation (PEPPSI)-type complexes bearing different types of carbene ligands was prepared by the modular and convergent template synthesis strategy. Nitrogen acyclic carbenes, saturated and unsaturated five-membered NHC, saturated six-membered NHCs, and five-membered N-heterocyclic oxo-carbene (NHOC) ligands on palladium were prepared this way. These new organometallic compounds then were tested in Suzuki and Negishi cross-coupling reactions by using substrates with one or two substituents in ortho-position of the new CC bond being formed. Both aryl chlorides and bromides were tested as coupling partners. In some cases, the new ligands gave results similar to Organ's successful IPr-based and IPent-based PEPPSI derivatives, with aryl bromides 0.05 mol % catalyst load still gave satisfactory results, with aryl chlorides 0.5 mol % were needed. PMID:26096141

  10. Crystal structure of N′-[(E)-(1S,3R)-(3-isopropyl-1-methyl-2-oxo­cyclo­pent­yl)methyl­idene]-4-methyl­benzene­sulfono­hydrazide

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    Tymann, David; Dragon, Dina Christina; Golz, Christopher; Preut, Hans; Strohmann, Carsten; Hiersemann, Martin

    2015-01-01

    The title compound, C17H24N2O3S, was synthesized in order to determine the relative configuration of the corresponding β-keto aldehyde. In the U-shaped mol­ecule, the five-membered ring approximates an envelope, with the methyl­ene C atom adjacent to the quaternary C atom being the flap, and the methyl and isopropyl substituents lying to the same side of the ring. The dihedral angles between the four nearly coplanar atoms of the five-membered ring and the flap and the aromatic ring are 35.74 (15) and 55.72 (9)°, respectively. The bond angles around the S atom are in the range from 103.26 (12) to 120.65 (14)°. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked via N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming a chain along the a axis. PMID:26870519

  11. Crystal structure of (E)-N′-{[(1R,3R)-3-isopropyl-1-methyl-2-oxo­cyclo­pent­yl]methyl­idene}-4-methyl­benzene­sulfono­hydrazide

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    Tymann, David; Dragon, Dina Christina; Golz, Christopher; Preut, Hans; Strohmann, Carsten; Hiersemann, Martin

    2015-01-01

    The title compound, C17H24N2O3S, was synthesized in order to determine the relative configuration of the corresponding β-keto aldehyde. In the U-shaped mol­ecule, the five-membered ring approximates an envelope with the methyl­ene atom adjacent to the quaternary C atom being the flap. The dihedral angles between the four nearly coplanar atoms of the five-membered ring and the flap and the aromatic ring are 38.8 (4) and 22.9 (2)°, respectively. The bond angles around the S atom are in the range 104.11 (16)–119.95 (16)°. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked via N—H⋯O by hydrogen bonds, forming a chain along the a-axis direction. PMID:25878892

  12. Effects of meso-substituents and core-modification on photophysical and electrochemical properties of porphyrin-ferrocene conjugates

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    Rai, Smita; Gayatri, G.; Narahari Sastry, G.; Ravikanth, M.

    2008-12-01

    The effects of meso-substituents and porphyrin core-modification on electronic communication between ferrocene and porphyrin in covalently linked porphyrin-ferrocene conjugates are described. The electrochemical and photophysical studies indicated that the electronic communication between porphyrin and ferrocene is strong when meso-substituents are five membered aryl groups than six membered aryl groups. This may be traced to the near orthogonal arrangement of porphyrin ring with six membered meso-aryl groups leading to weaker interaction between the porphyrin and ferrocenyl groups in conjugates, while the five membered furyl and thienyl groups are closer to the porphyrin plane than being orthogonal. Molecular orbital studies are performed at semiempirical PM3 and BLYP levels to rationalize the results.

  13. Highly acidic mesostructured aluminosilicates assembled from surfactant-mediated zeolite hydrolysis products.

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    Wang, Hui; Liu, Yu; Pinnavaia, Thomas J

    2006-03-16

    The surfactant-mediated hydrolysis of ZSM-5 zeolite affords five-membered ring subunits that can be readily incorporated into the framework walls of a hexagonal mesostructured aluminosilicate, denoted MSU-Z. The five-membered ring subunits, which are identifiable by infrared spectroscopy, impart unprecedented acidity to the mesostructure, as judged by cumene cracking activity at 300 degrees C. Most notably, MSU-Z aluminosilicate made through the base hydrolysis of ZSM-5 in the presence of cetyltrimethylammonium ions exhibits a cumene conversion of 73%, which is 6.7-fold higher than the conversion provided by a conventional MCM-41. This approach to stabilizing zeolitic subunits through surfactant-mediated hydrolysis of zeolites appears to be general. The hydrolysis of USY zeolite under analogous hydrolytic conditions also affords zeolitic fragments that boost the acidity of the mesostructure in comparison to equivalent compositions prepared from conventional aluminosilicate precursors.

  14. Asymmetric Total Synthesis of (-)-Lycospidine A.

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    Xu, Shiyan; Zhang, Jing; Ma, Donghui; Xu, Dengyu; Xie, Xingang; She, Xuegong

    2016-09-16

    The first asymmetric total synthesis of the structurally unique Lycopodium alkaloid (-)-lycospidine A, containing an unprecedented five-membered ring, has been accomplished in only 10 steps with 21.6% overall yield from the known conveniently available sulfoxide. This protecting-group-free short synthesis relied on the use of a key amidation/aza-Prins domino cyclization reaction to rapidly construct the tricyclic skeleton and two continuous stereocenters (one of which is a bridged quaternary stereocenter). An intramolecular aldol condensation was successfully utilized to establish the unique five-membered ring, and a late-stage oxidation inspired by biosynthesis pathway was adopted to synthesize the diosphenol ring of (-)-lycospidine A. PMID:27565006

  15. A metal-bridged tricyclic aromatic system: synthesis of osmium polycyclic aromatic complexes.

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    Zhu, Congqing; Zhu, Qin; Fan, Jinglan; Zhu, Jun; He, Xumin; Cao, Xiao-Yu; Xia, Haiping

    2014-06-10

    Aromaticity is one of the most important concepts in organic chemistry. A variety of metalla-aromatic compounds have been recently prepared and in most of those examples, the metal participates only in a monocyclic ring. In contrast, metal-bridged bicyclic aromatic molecules, in which a metal is shared between two aromatic rings, have been less developed. Herein, we report the first metal-bridged tricyclic aromatic system, in which the metal center is shared by three aromatic five-membered rings. These metalla-aromatics are formed by reaction between osmapentalyne and arene nucleophiles. Experimental results and theoretical calculations reveal that the three five-membered rings around the osmium center are aromatic. In addition, the broad absorption bands in the UV/Vis absorption spectra of these novel aromatic systems cover almost the entire visible region. This straightforward synthetic strategy may be extended to the synthesis of other metal-bridged polycyclic aromatics. PMID:24782397

  16. [Equivalence classes formation applied to learning musical notes].

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    Escuer Acín, Emilio; García García, Andrés; Bohórquez Zayas, Cristóbal; Gutiérrez Domínguez, Maria Teresa

    2006-02-01

    Three experiments involving training and application of equivalence classes were carried out. In the first of them, with 6-6 years old children, and applying the equivalence classes logic to musical symbols and sounds learning, the necessary relations to build three equivalence classes (do, mi, sol) of five members each were acquired. In second and third experiments, five and seven equivalence classes (musical notes) of five member each were obtained. Six and a half years old children and one 17 years old Down syndrome diagnosed child took part in them, respectively. Results highlight the theoretical meaning of equivalence classes as explanation of human symbolic behavior, as the educational incomes of improving learning of basic elements in artistic skills.

  17. Theoretical study of the decomposition of ethyl and ethyl 3-phenyl glycidate.

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    Josa, Daniela; Peña-Gallego, Angeles; Rodríguez-Otero, Jesús; Cabaleiro-Lago, Enrique M

    2013-01-01

    The mechanism of the decomposition of ethyl and ethyl 3-phenyl glycidate in gas phase was studied by density functional theory (DFT) and MP2 methods. A proposed mechanism for the reaction indicates that the ethyl side of the ester is eliminated as ethylene through a concerted six-membered cyclic transition state, and the unstable intermediate glycidic acid decarboxylates rapidly to give the corresponding aldehyde. Two possible pathways for glycidic acid decarboxylation were studied: one via a five-membered cyclic transition state, and the other via a four-membered cyclic transition state. The results of the calculations indicate that the decarboxylation reaction occurs via a mechanism with five-membered cyclic transition state.

  18. Mechanistic insights into polycycle formation by reductive cyclization in ikarugamycin biosynthesis.

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    Zhang, Guangtao; Zhang, Wenjun; Zhang, Qingbo; Shi, Ting; Ma, Liang; Zhu, Yiguang; Li, Sumei; Zhang, Haibo; Zhao, Yi-Lei; Shi, Rong; Zhang, Changsheng

    2014-05-01

    Ikarugamycin is a member of the polycyclic tetramate macrolactams (PTMs) family of natural products with diverse biological activities. The biochemical mechanisms for the formation of polycyclic ring systems in PTMs remain elusive. The enzymatic mechanism of constructing an inner five-membered ring in ikarugamycin is reported. A three-gene-cassette ikaABC from the marine-derived Streptomyces sp. ZJ306 is sufficient for conferring ikarugamycin production in a heterologous host. IkaC catalyzes a reductive cyclization reaction to form the inner five-membered ring by a Michael addition-like reaction. This study provides the first biochemical evidence for polycycle formation in PTMs and suggests a reductive cyclization strategy which may be potentially applicable in general to the corresponding ring formation in other PTMs.

  19. Functionalization, cyclization and antiviral activity of A-secotriterpenoids.

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    Grishko, Victoria V; Galaiko, Natalia V; Tolmacheva, Irina A; Kucherov, Igor I; Eremin, Vladimir F; Boreko, Eugene I; Savinova, Olga V; Slepukhin, Pavel A

    2014-08-18

    Triterpene derivatives with an α,β-alkenenitrile moiety in the five-membered ring A have been synthesized by nitrile anion cyclizations of 1-cyano-2,3-secotriterpenoids. Oxime-containing precursors, 2,3-secointermediates and five-membered ring A products of cyclizations were screened for in vitro antiviral activity against enveloped viruses - influenza A virus and human immunodeficiency virus type I (HIV-1). Lupane ketoxime and the 2,3-secolupane C-3 aldoxime which possess antiviral activities against both influenza A virus (EC50 12.9-18.2 μM) and HIV-1 (EC50 0.06 μM) were the most promising compounds. PMID:24997292

  20. 5-Fluoro-1-[(4S,5R)-5-(2-hydroxy­ethyl)-2,2-dimethyl-1,3-dioxolan-4-yl]pyrimidine-2,4(1H,3H)-dione

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    Mendoza, Angel; Sosa-Rivadeneyra, Martha; Sartillo-Piscil, Fernando; Quintero, Leticia; Flores-Alamo, Marcos

    2010-01-01

    In the title compound, C11H15FN2O5, the five-membered ring has an envelope conformation, while the six-membered ring is essentially planar, with a maximum deviation of 0.032 (2) Å from the mean plane. The crystal packing is stabilized by inter­molecular N—H⋯O and O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, generating a layer structure parallel to (001). PMID:21579410

  1. Stereoselective construction of 1,3-disilylcyclopentane derivatives by scandium-catalyzed [3+2] cycloaddition of allylsilanes to β-silylenones.

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    Okamoto, Kazuhiro; Tamura, Eisuke; Ohe, Kouichi

    2014-09-15

    The Sc(OTf)3-catalyzed [3+2] cycloaddition of allylsilanes to β-silyl-α,β-unsaturated ketones (β-silylenones) has been developed to form five-membered syn-1,3-disilylketones diastereoselectively through the rearrangement of the silicon substituents on the allylsilane. Stabilization of the carbocation intermediates by a double silicon effect plays a key role in directing the course of the reaction to favor the [3+2] cycloaddition pathway over simple allylation.

  2. An overview of the key routes to the best selling 5-membered ring heterocyclic pharmaceuticals

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    2011-01-01

    Summary This review presents a comprehensive overview on selected synthetic routes towards commercial drug compounds as published in both journal and patent literature. Owing to the vast number of potential structures, we have concentrated only on those drugs containing five-membered heterocycles and focused principally on the assembly of the heterocyclic core. In order to target the most representative chemical entities the examples discussed have been selected from the top 200 best selling drugs of recent years. PMID:21647262

  3. Isolation of a Cyclic (Alkyl)(amino)germylene.

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    Wang, Liliang; Lim, Yi Shan; Li, Yongxin; Ganguly, Rakesh; Kinjo, Rei

    2016-07-29

    A 1,4-addition of a dichlorogermylene dioxane complex with α,β-unsaturated imine 1 gave a dichlorogermane derivative 2 bearing a GeC₃N five-membered ring skeleton. By reducing 2 with KC₈, cyclic (alkyl)(amino)germylene 3 was synthesized and fully characterized. Germylene 3 readily reacted with TEMPO, N₂O and S₈, producing the 1:2 adduct 4, the oxo-bridged dimer 5 and the sulfido-bridged dimer 6, respectively.

  4. Combining Silver Catalysis and Organocatalysis: A Sequential Michael Addition/Hydroalkoxylation One-Pot Approach to Annulated Coumarins

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    2014-01-01

    A highly stereoselective one-pot procedure for the synthesis of five-membered annulated hydroxycoumarins has been developed. By merging primary amine catalysis with silver catalysis, a series of functionalized coumarin derivatives were obtained in good yields (up to 91%) and good to excellent enantioselectivities (up to 99% ee) via a Michael addition/hydroalkoxylation reaction. Depending on the substituents on the enynone, the synthesis of annulated six-membered rings is also feasible. PMID:25250728

  5. Determination of the Preferred Structure, Dynamics, and Planarity of Substituted Anhydrides by Cp-Ftmw

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    McMahon, Timothy J.; Bailey, Josiah R.; Bird, Ryan G.; Pratt, David

    2016-06-01

    The planarity of five-membered rings is derived from a competition between ring-angle strain and stability of the torsional angles. The planar form maximizes the already stressed, smaller-than-normal, C-C bond angles, while puckering reduces the unfavorable eclipsed interactions. The structure, dynamics, and planarity of three anhydrides, succinic, methylsuccinic, and methylene (itaconic) anhydride, were studied and compared using chirped-pulse Fourier transform microwave spectroscopy.

  6. Nucleophilic fluorination of triflates by tetrabutylammonium bifluoride.

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    Kim, Kyu-Young; Kim, Bong Chan; Lee, Hee Bong; Shin, Hyunik

    2008-10-17

    Careful examination of nucleophilicity, basicity, and leaving group ability led us to discover the nucleophilic fluorination of triflates by weakly basic tetrabutylammonium bifluoride, which provides excellent yields with minimal formation of elimination-derived side products. Primary hydroxyl groups as well as secondary hydroxyl groups in acyclic chains or in five-membered rings are excellent substrates, whereas benzylic and aldol-type secondary hydroxyl groups give poor yields as a result of the instability of their triflates.

  7. Expedient Access to 2,3-Dihydropyridines from Unsaturated Oximes by Rh(III)-Catalyzed C-H Activation.

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    Romanov-Michailidis, Fedor; Sedillo, Kassandra F; Neely, Jamie M; Rovis, Tomislav

    2015-07-22

    α,β-Unsaturated oxime pivalates are proposed to undergo reversible C(sp(2))-H insertion with cationic Rh(III) complexes to furnish five-membered metallacycles. In the presence of 1,1-disubstituted olefins, these species participate in irreversible migratory insertion to give, after reductive elimination, 2,3-dihydropyridine products in good yields. Catalytic hydrogenation can then be used to convert these molecules into piperidines, which are important structural components of numerous pharmaceuticals. PMID:26154248

  8. 10-Formyl-2,4,6,8,12-penta­nitro-2,4,6,8,10,12-hexa­azatetra­cyclo­[5.5.0.03,11.05,9]dodeca­ne

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    Jin, Shaohua; Chen, Shusen; Chen, Huaxiong; Li, Lijie; Shi, Yanshan

    2009-01-01

    The title compound, C7H7N11O11 (PNMFIW), is a caged heterocycle substituted with five nitro and one formyl groups. It is related to the hexa­azaisowurtzitane family of high-density high-energy polycyclic cage compounds. Four nitro groups are appended to the four N atoms of the two five-membered rings, while a nitro group and a formyl are attached to the two N atoms of the six-membered ring. PMID:21578838

  9. Two new glycosides from the florets of Carthamus tinctorius.

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    Jiang, Jian-Shuang; Chen, Zhong; Yang, Ya-Nan; Feng, Zi-Ming; Zhang, Pei-Cheng

    2013-01-01

    Two new glycoside compounds, named saffloquinoside C (1) and (-)-4-hydroxybenzoic acid-4-O-[6'-O-(2″-methylbutyryl)-β-D-glucopyranoside] (2), were isolated from the florets of Carthamus tinctorius. Their structures were elucidated by detailed spectroscopic means including UV, IR, HR-ESI-MS, 1D and 2D NMR, and CD data. Compound 1 was a rare quinochalcone glycoside with six five-membered dioxaspirocycle.

  10. 3-Methyl­sulfanyl-5-phenyl-4H-1,2,4-triazol-4-amine–water (6/1)

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    Wu, Deng-Ze; Liu, Miao-Chang; Wu, Hua-Yue; Huang, Xiao-Bo; Li, Jian-Jun

    2009-01-01

    In the title compound, 6C9H10N4S·H2O, the dihedral angle between the five-membered triazole ring and the phenyl ring is 44.33 (16)°. The solvent water molecule is disordered about a special position with symmetry and its occupancy cannot be greater than 0.1667. The crystal structure is stabilized by inter­molecular N—H⋯N and C–H⋯N hydrogen bonds. PMID:21582420

  11. Isolation of a Cyclic (Alkyl)(amino)germylene.

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    Wang, Liliang; Lim, Yi Shan; Li, Yongxin; Ganguly, Rakesh; Kinjo, Rei

    2016-01-01

    A 1,4-addition of a dichlorogermylene dioxane complex with α,β-unsaturated imine 1 gave a dichlorogermane derivative 2 bearing a GeC₃N five-membered ring skeleton. By reducing 2 with KC₈, cyclic (alkyl)(amino)germylene 3 was synthesized and fully characterized. Germylene 3 readily reacted with TEMPO, N₂O and S₈, producing the 1:2 adduct 4, the oxo-bridged dimer 5 and the sulfido-bridged dimer 6, respectively. PMID:27483223

  12. (3+2)-Cycloaddition Reactions of Oxyallyl Cations

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    Li, Hui; Wu, Jimmy

    2014-01-01

    The (3+2)-cycloaddition reaction involving oxyallyl cations has proven to be a versatile and efficient approach for the construction of five-membered carbo- and heterocycles, which are prevalent frameworks in natural products and pharmaceuticals. The following article will provide a brief summary of recent disclosures on this process featuring chemo-, regio- and diastereoselective oxyallyl cycloadditions with both electron-rich and electron-deficient 2π partners. PMID:25598556

  13. Synthesis, Crystal Analyses, Physical Properties, and Electroluminescent Behavior of Unsymmetrical Heterotwistacenes.

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    Lv, Bo; Xiao, Jinchong; Zhou, Jian; Zhang, Xi; Duan, Jingdan; Su, Wenming; Zhao, Jianwen

    2016-07-27

    Four novel unsymmetrical heteroacenes containing five-membered heterocycles (OPyN, TPyN, TPyC, TPyO) have been synthesized and characterized. The formed molecules exhibited twisted structures, determined by crystal analysis and showed blue/green fluorescence in dichloromethane and in thin film. Compounds OPyN and TPyN were selectively used as active ingredients, and the fabricated devices displayed promising electroluminescent performance. PMID:27383556

  14. (2S*,3S*,3aS*,6S*,7aR*)-3-Hy­droxy-2-[(2R*,3S*)-3-isopropyl­oxiran-2-yl]-3,6-dimethyl-3,3a,5,6,7,7a-hexa­hydro-1-benzofuran-4(2H)-one

    PubMed Central

    Ding, Mingruo; Zhang, Qiaoyin; Chen, Lei; Huang, Nianyu; Wang, Junzhi

    2012-01-01

    In the title compound, C15H24O4, the six-membered ring shows a distorted chair conformation and the five-membered ring adopts an envelope conformation with the C atom bearing the methyl and OH groups as the flap. In the crystal, O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol­ecules into chains running along the a-axis direction. PMID:23125734

  15. Combining silver catalysis and organocatalysis: a sequential Michael addition/hydroalkoxylation one-pot approach to annulated coumarins.

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    Hack, Daniel; Chauhan, Pankaj; Deckers, Kristina; Hermann, Gary N; Mertens, Lucas; Raabe, Gerhard; Enders, Dieter

    2014-10-01

    A highly stereoselective one-pot procedure for the synthesis of five-membered annulated hydroxycoumarins has been developed. By merging primary amine catalysis with silver catalysis, a series of functionalized coumarin derivatives were obtained in good yields (up to 91%) and good to excellent enantioselectivities (up to 99% ee) via a Michael addition/hydroalkoxylation reaction. Depending on the substituents on the enynone, the synthesis of annulated six-membered rings is also feasible.

  16. Ethyl 2-(4-chloro-2-oxo-2,3-dihydro-1,3-benzothia-zol-3-yl)acetate.

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    Shen, Wen-Tong; Yao, Cheng

    2009-03-06

    In the mol-ecule of the title compound, C(11)H(10)ClNO(3)S, the benzene and thia-zole rings are oriented at a dihedral angle of 1.25 (3)°. Intra-molecular C-H⋯O and C-H⋯Cl inter-actions result in the formation of two five-membered rings which both adopt envelope conformations.

  17. Methyl 4-(butyrylamino)-5-methyl-2-nitro-benzoate.

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    Yuan, Lian-Shan; Li, Xiang; Yao, Cheng

    2008-03-29

    The title compound, C(13)H(16)N(2)O(5), is useful as an inter-mediate in the field of agrochemicals. Intra-molecular C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds result in the formation of one six- and one five-membered nearly planar ring; the six-membered ring is also nearly coplanar with the adjacent benzene ring. In the crystal structure, inter-molecular C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol-ecules.

  18. Ethyl 2-(4-chloro-2-oxo-2,3-dihydro-1,3-benzothia­zol-3-yl)acetate

    PubMed Central

    Shen, Wen-Tong; Yao, Cheng

    2009-01-01

    In the mol­ecule of the title compound, C11H10ClNO3S, the benzene and thia­zole rings are oriented at a dihedral angle of 1.25 (3)°. Intra­molecular C—H⋯O and C—H⋯Cl inter­actions result in the formation of two five-membered rings which both adopt envelope conformations. PMID:21582452

  19. (4R*,5R*)-2-(4-Meth­oxy­phen­yl)-1,3-dioxolane-4,5-dicarboxamide

    PubMed Central

    Lv, Chun-Lei; Chen, Jian-Hui; Zhang, Yu-Zhe; Lu, Ding-Qiang; OuYang, Ping-Kai

    2012-01-01

    In the title compound, C12H14N2O5, the five-membered 1,3-dioxolane ring has a twisted conformation. In the crystal, N—H⋯O and C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol­ecules into a two-dimensional network lying parallel to the ab plane. There are also C—H⋯π inter­actions present in the crystal structure. PMID:22412479

  20. 5-Bromo-1H-pyrrolo­[2,3-b]pyridine

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    Štarha, Pavel; Trávníček, Zdeněk

    2013-01-01

    In the title compound, C7H5BrN2, fused six-membered pyridine and five-membered pyrrole rings form the essentially planar aza­indole skeleton (r.m.s. deviation = 0.017 Å). In the crystal, pairs of N—H⋯N hydrogen bonds connect the mol­ecules into inversion dimers. PMID:23476567

  1. Synthesis and radioprotective effects of derivatives of thiadiazoles, dithiolidenes, and their selenium analogs

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    Petrova, L.L.; Trufanova, L.V.; Petrov, M.L.; Abramov, M.A.; Zmitrovich, N.I.; Terent`eva, N.A.

    1994-12-01

    Derivatives of the sulfur-containing five-membered heterocyclic ring compounds, the 1,2,3-thiadiazoles, 1,3,4-thiodiazole, and 1,3-dithio-2-ylidenes, have a wide spectrum of biological activity. Studies of the radioprotective effects of sulfur-containing five-membered heterocyclic ring compounds have revealed such properties among a number of thiazoles. A number of heterocyclic selenium derivatives have also been shown to have radioactive properties. We report here the synthesis of 4-aryl-1,2,3-thia(selena)diazoles, 2-dialkylamino-1,3,4-thia(selena)diazolines, 2-benzylidene-1,3,4-thia(selena)diazolines, and 2-arylidene-1,3-dithio(selena)ols and the study of the toxic and radioprotective properties of these heterocyclic compounds on mice. These studies have demonstrated a relationship between the toxicity of the heterocyclic compounds and the presence of a selenium atom in the ring, without finding radioprotective properties among these five-membered, sulfur-, selenium-, and nitrogen-containing hetercyclic ring compounds, with the exception of 2-arylidene-1,3-dithiol. 9 refs., 3 tabs.

  2. Pentaleno[1,2-a:4,5']diacenaphthylenes: Uniquely Stabilized Pentalene Derivatives.

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    Yuan, Bingxin; Zhuang, Junpeng; Kirmess, Kristopher M; Bridgmohan, Chelsea N; Whalley, Adam C; Wang, Lichang; Plunkett, Kyle N

    2016-09-16

    We demonstrate the preparation of diacenaphthopentalene derivatives via a palladium-catalyzed dimerization of 1-iodo-2-arylethynyl-acenaphthylenes. The resulting 7,14-diarylpentaleno[1,2-a:4,5a']diacenaphthylenes, which contain four linearly fused five-membered rings, are benchtop stable and behave as hole-transporting or ambipolar semiconductors in organic field effect transistors. The X-ray crystal structure shows the important role of the fused naphthalene unit that enforces a formal pentalene subunit at the central five-membered rings and [5]-radialene-like structures at the proximal five-membered rings. Nucleus-independent chemical shift (NICS) calculations show the internal pentalene rings are intermediate in antiaromaticity character between known pentalene and dibenzopentalenes derivatives. The diacenaphthopentalene derivatives give high optical gap materials owing to a forbidden HOMO to LUMO transition, yet have narrow electrochemical gaps and are reduced at small negative potentials giving LUMO energy levels of -3.57 to -3.74 eV. PMID:27559925

  3. Behavior of the potential antitumor V(IV)O complexes formed by flavonoid ligands. 1. Coordination modes and geometry in solution and at the physiological pH.

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    Sanna, Daniele; Ugone, Valeria; Lubinu, Giuseppe; Micera, Giovanni; Garribba, Eugenio

    2014-11-01

    The coordination modes and geometry assumed in solution by the potent antitumor oxidovanadium(IV) complexes formed by different flavonoids were studied by spectroscopic (Electron Paramagnetic Resonance, EPR) and computational (Density Functional Theory, DFT) methods. A series of bidentate flavonoid ligands (L) with increasing structural complexity was examined, which can involve (CO, O(-)) donors and formation of five- and six-membered chelate rings, or (O(-), O(-)) donors and five-membered chelate rings. The geometry corresponding to these coordination modes can be penta-coordinated, [VOL2], or cis-octahedral, cis-[VOL2(H2O)]. The results show that, at physiological pH, ligands provided with (CO, O(-)) donor set yield cis-octahedral species with "maltol-like" coordination when five-membered chelate rings are formed (as with 3-hydroxyflavone), while penta-coordinated structures with "acetylacetone-like" coordination are preferred when the chelate rings are six-membered (as with chrysin). When both the binding modes are possible, as with morin, the "acetylacetone-like" coordination is observed. For the ligands containing a catecholic donor set, such as 7,8-dihydroxyflavone, baicalein, fisetin, quercetin and rutin, the formation of square pyramidal complexes with (O(-), O(-)) "catechol-like" coordination and five-membered chelate rings is preferred at physiological pH. The determination of the different coordination modes and geometry is important to define the biotransformation in the blood and the interaction of these complexes with the biological membranes.

  4. Synthesis of pentafluorosulfanylpyrazole and pentafluorosulfanyl-1,2,3-triazole and their derivatives as energetic materials by click chemistry.

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    Ye, Chengfeng; Gard, Gary L; Winter, Rolf W; Syvret, Robert G; Twamley, Brendan; Shreeve, Jean'ne M

    2007-09-13

    1-Pentafluorosulfanyl acetylene and its derivatives react with azide or diazomethane giving rise to an SF5-substituted 1,2,3-triazole or pyrazole. The SF5 group increases density remarkably and as a result enhances the detonation performance of the energetic materials relative to the CF3 group.

  5. Regiodefined synthesis of brominated hydroxyanthraquinones related to proisocrinins

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    Roy, Joyeeta; Mal, Tanushree; Jana, Supriti

    2016-01-01

    Summary Dibromobenzoisofuranone 12, synthesized in six steps, was regiospecifically annulated with 5-substituted cyclohexenones 13/36 in the presence of LiOt-Bu to give brominated anthraquinones 14/38 in good yields. Darzens condensation of 30 was shown to give chain-elongated anthraquinone 32. Alkaline hydrolysis of 38 furnished 39 representing desulfoproisocrinin F. PMID:27340445

  6. Tandem ring-closing metathesis/isomerization reactions for the total synthesis of violacein.

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    Petersen, Mette T; Nielsen, Thomas E

    2013-04-19

    A series of 5-substituted 2-pyrrolidinones was synthesized through a one-pot ruthenium alkylidene-catalyzed tandem RCM/isomerization/nucleophilic addition sequence. The intermediates resulting from RCM/isomerization showed reactivity toward electrophiles in aldol condensation reactions which provided a new entry for the total synthesis of the antileukemic natural product violacein.

  7. Hydrogen bonding in the mechanism of GDP-mannose mannosyl hydrolase

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    Mildvan, A. S.; Xia, Z.; Azurmendi, H. F.; Legler, P. M.; Balfour, M. R.; Lairson, L. L.; Withers, S. G.; Gabelli, S. B.; Bianchet, M. A.; Amzel, L. M.

    2006-06-01

    GDP-mannose mannosyl hydrolase (GDPMH) from E. coli catalyzes the hydrolysis of GDP-α- D-sugars to GDP and β- D-sugars by nucleophilic substitution with inversion at the anomeric C1 of the sugar, with general base catalysis by His-124. The 1.3 Å X-ray structure of the GDPMH-Mg 2+-GDP complex was used to model the complete substrate, GDP-mannose into the active site. The substrate is linked to the enzyme by 12 hydrogen bonds, as well as by the essential Mg 2+. In addition, His-124 was found to participate in a hydrogen bonded triad: His-124-NδH⋯Tyr-127-OH⋯Pro-120(C dbnd6 O). The contributions of these hydrogen bonds to substrate binding and to catalysis were investigated by site-directed mutagenesis. The hydrogen bonded triad detected in the X-ray structure was found to contribute little to catalysis since the Y127F mutation of the central residue shows only 2-fold decreases in both kcat and Km. The GDP leaving group is activated by the essential Mg 2+ which contributes at least 10 5-fold to kcat, and by nine hydrogen bonds, including those from Tyr-103, Arg-37, Arg-52, and Arg-65 (via an intervening water), each of which contribute factors to kcat ranging from 24- to 309-fold. Both Arg-37 and Tyr-103 bind the β-phosphate of the leaving GDP and are only 5.0 Å apart. Accordingly, the R37Q/Y103F double mutant shows partially additive effects of the two single mutants on kcat, indicating cooperativity of Arg-37 and Tyr-103 in promoting catalysis. The extensive activation of the GDP leaving group suggests a mechanism with dissociative character with a cationic oxocarbenium-like transition state and a half-chair conformation of the sugar ring, as found with glycosidase enzymes. Accordingly, Asp-22 which contributes 10 2.1- to 10 2.6-fold to kcat, is positioned to both stabilize a developing cationic center at C1 and to accept a hydrogen bond from the C2-OH of the mannosyl group, and His-88, which contributes 10 2.3-fold to kcat, is positioned to accept

  8. Theoretical Analysis of Kinetic Isotope Effects on Proton Transfer Reactions between Substituted α-Methoxystyrenes and Substituted Acetic Acids

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    Wong, Kin Yiu; Richard, John P.; Gao, Jiali

    2009-01-01

    Primary kinetic isotope effects (KIEs) on a series of carboxylic acid-catalyzed protonation reactions of aryl-substituted α-methoxystyrenes (X-1) to form oxocarbenium ions have been computed using the Kleinert variational second-order perturbation theory (KP2) in the framework of Feynman path integrals (PI) along with the potential energy surface obtained at the B3LYP/6-31+G(d,p) level. Good agreement with the experimental data was obtained, demonstrating that this novel computational approach for computing KIEs of organic reactions is a viable alternative to the traditional method employing Bigeleisen equation and harmonic vibrational frequencies. Although tunneling makes relative small contributions to the lowering of the free energy barriers for the carboxylic acid catalyzed protonation reaction, it is necessary to include tunneling contributions to obtain quantitative estimates of the KIEs. Consideration of anharmonicity can further improve the calculated KIEs for the protonation of substituted α-methoxystyrenes by chloroacetic acid, but for the reactions of the parent and 4-NO2 substituted α-methoxystyrene with substituted carboxylic acids, the correction of anharmonicity overestimates the computed KIEs for strong acid catalysts. In agreement with experimental findings, the largest KIEs are found in nearly ergoneutral reactions, ΔGo ≈ 0, where the transition structures are nearly symmetric and the reaction barriers are relatively low. Furthermore, the optimized transition structures are strongly dependent on the free energy for the formation of the carbocation intermediate, i.e., the driving force ΔGo, along with a good correlation of Hammond shift in the transition state structure. PMID:19754046

  9. LacZ β-galactosidase: structure and function of an enzyme of historical and molecular biological importance.

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    Juers, Douglas H; Matthews, Brian W; Huber, Reuben E

    2012-12-01

    This review provides an overview of the structure, function, and catalytic mechanism of lacZ β-galactosidase. The protein played a central role in Jacob and Monod's development of the operon model for the regulation of gene expression. Determination of the crystal structure made it possible to understand why deletion of certain residues toward the amino-terminus not only caused the full enzyme tetramer to dissociate into dimers but also abolished activity. It was also possible to rationalize α-complementation, in which addition to the inactive dimers of peptides containing the "missing" N-terminal residues restored catalytic activity. The enzyme is well known to signal its presence by hydrolyzing X-gal to produce a blue product. That this reaction takes place in crystals of the protein confirms that the X-ray structure represents an active conformation. Individual tetramers of β-galactosidase have been measured to catalyze 38,500 ± 900 reactions per minute. Extensive kinetic, biochemical, mutagenic, and crystallographic analyses have made it possible to develop a presumed mechanism of action. Substrate initially binds near the top of the active site but then moves deeper for reaction. The first catalytic step (called galactosylation) is a nucleophilic displacement by Glu537 to form a covalent bond with galactose. This is initiated by proton donation by Glu461. The second displacement (degalactosylation) by water or an acceptor is initiated by proton abstraction by Glu461. Both of these displacements occur via planar oxocarbenium ion-like transition states. The acceptor reaction with glucose is important for the formation of allolactose, the natural inducer of the lac operon. PMID:23011886

  10. Stepwise Catalytic Mechanism via Short-Lived Intermediate Inferred from Combined QM/MM MERP and PES Calculations on Retaining Glycosyltransferase ppGalNAcT2

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    Trnka, Tomáš; Kozmon, Stanislav; Tvaroška, Igor; Koča, Jaroslav

    2015-01-01

    The glycosylation of cell surface proteins plays a crucial role in a multitude of biological processes, such as cell adhesion and recognition. To understand the process of protein glycosylation, the reaction mechanisms of the participating enzymes need to be known. However, the reaction mechanism of retaining glycosyltransferases has not yet been sufficiently explained. Here we investigated the catalytic mechanism of human isoform 2 of the retaining glycosyltransferase polypeptide UDP-GalNAc transferase by coupling two different QM/MM-based approaches, namely a potential energy surface scan in two distance difference dimensions and a minimum energy reaction path optimisation using the Nudged Elastic Band method. Potential energy scan studies often suffer from inadequate sampling of reactive processes due to a predefined scan coordinate system. At the same time, path optimisation methods enable the sampling of a virtually unlimited number of dimensions, but their results cannot be unambiguously interpreted without knowledge of the potential energy surface. By combining these methods, we have been able to eliminate the most significant sources of potential errors inherent to each of these approaches. The structural model is based on the crystal structure of human isoform 2. In the QM/MM method, the QM region consists of 275 atoms, the remaining 5776 atoms were in the MM region. We found that ppGalNAcT2 catalyzes a same-face nucleophilic substitution with internal return (SNi). The optimized transition state for the reaction is 13.8 kcal/mol higher in energy than the reactant while the energy of the product complex is 6.7 kcal/mol lower. During the process of nucleophilic attack, a proton is synchronously transferred to the leaving phosphate. The presence of a short-lived metastable oxocarbenium intermediate is likely, as indicated by the reaction energy profiles obtained using high-level density functionals. PMID:25849117

  11. Stepwise catalytic mechanism via short-lived intermediate inferred from combined QM/MM MERP and PES calculations on retaining glycosyltransferase ppGalNAcT2.

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    Trnka, Tomáš; Kozmon, Stanislav; Tvaroška, Igor; Koča, Jaroslav

    2015-04-01

    The glycosylation of cell surface proteins plays a crucial role in a multitude of biological processes, such as cell adhesion and recognition. To understand the process of protein glycosylation, the reaction mechanisms of the participating enzymes need to be known. However, the reaction mechanism of retaining glycosyltransferases has not yet been sufficiently explained. Here we investigated the catalytic mechanism of human isoform 2 of the retaining glycosyltransferase polypeptide UDP-GalNAc transferase by coupling two different QM/MM-based approaches, namely a potential energy surface scan in two distance difference dimensions and a minimum energy reaction path optimisation using the Nudged Elastic Band method. Potential energy scan studies often suffer from inadequate sampling of reactive processes due to a predefined scan coordinate system. At the same time, path optimisation methods enable the sampling of a virtually unlimited number of dimensions, but their results cannot be unambiguously interpreted without knowledge of the potential energy surface. By combining these methods, we have been able to eliminate the most significant sources of potential errors inherent to each of these approaches. The structural model is based on the crystal structure of human isoform 2. In the QM/MM method, the QM region consists of 275 atoms, the remaining 5776 atoms were in the MM region. We found that ppGalNAcT2 catalyzes a same-face nucleophilic substitution with internal return (SNi). The optimized transition state for the reaction is 13.8 kcal/mol higher in energy than the reactant while the energy of the product complex is 6.7 kcal/mol lower. During the process of nucleophilic attack, a proton is synchronously transferred to the leaving phosphate. The presence of a short-lived metastable oxocarbenium intermediate is likely, as indicated by the reaction energy profiles obtained using high-level density functionals.

  12. Mechanism of DNA Depurination by Carcinogens in Relation to Cancer Initiation

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    Cavalieri, Ercole; Saeed, Muhammad; Zahid, Muhammad; Cassada, David; Snow, Daniel; Miljkovic, Momcilo; Rogan, Eleanor

    2015-01-01

    Summary Depurinating DNA adducts formed by aromatic hydrocarbons and catechol estrogen quinones play a major role in cancer initiation. Most of these adducts depurinate instantaneously, but some guanine adducts depurinate from DNA with half-lives of hours. We report here, that after 10 h at 37 °C, reaction of estradiol-3,4-quinone (E2-3,4-Q) with ds-DNA to yield N7Gua and N3Ade adducts was complete and more efficient than with ss-DNA. When E2-3,4-Q reacted with t-RNA, no adducts were detected after 10 h, and the level of N3Ade and N7Gua adducts after 10 days was less than half that with ss-DNA after 10 h. Reaction of E2-3,4-Q and dG yielded 4-OHE2-1-N7dG, which spontaneously depurinated to yield 4-OHE2-1-N7Gua. To investigate the mechanism of depurination, E2-3,4-Q was reacted with carbocyclicdeoxyguanosine, in which the ring oxygen of the deoxyribose moiety is substituted with CH2, and depurination was observed. The results from this experiment demonstrate that the oxocarbenium ion mechanism plays the major role in depurination and provides the first experimental evidence for this mechanism. A newly discovered β-elimination mechanism also plays a minor role in depurination. Understanding why the depurinating estrogen-DNA adducts come from DNA, and not from RNA, underscores the critical role that these adducts play in initiating cancer. PMID:22162200

  13. Theoretical analysis of kinetic isotope effects on proton transfer reactions between substituted alpha-methoxystyrenes and substituted acetic acids.

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    Wong, Kin-Yiu; Richard, John P; Gao, Jiali

    2009-10-01

    Primary kinetic isotope effects (KIEs) on a series of carboxylic acid-catalyzed protonation reactions of aryl-substituted alpha-methoxystyrenes (X-1) to form oxocarbenium ions have been computed using the second-order Kleinert variational perturbation theory (KP2) in the framework of Feynman path integrals (PI) along with the potential energy surface obtained at the B3LYP/6-31+G(d,p) level. Good agreement with the experimental data was obtained, demonstrating that this novel computational approach for computing KIEs of organic reactions is a viable alternative to the traditional method employing Bigeleisen equation and harmonic vibrational frequencies. Although tunneling makes relatively small contributions to the lowering of the free energy barriers for the carboxylic acid catalyzed protonation reaction, it is necessary to include tunneling contributions to obtain quantitative estimates of the KIEs. Consideration of anharmonicity can further improve the calculated KIEs for the protonation of substituted alpha-methoxystyrenes by chloroacetic acid, but for the reactions of the parent and 4-NO(2) substituted alpha-methoxystyrene with substituted carboxylic acids, the correction of anharmonicity overestimates the computed KIEs for strong acid catalysts. In agreement with experimental findings, the largest KIEs are found in nearly ergoneutral reactions, DeltaG(o) approximately 0, where the transition structures are nearly symmetric and the reaction barriers are relatively low. Furthermore, the optimized transition structures are strongly dependent on the free energy for the formation of the carbocation intermediate, that is, the driving force DeltaG(o), along with a good correlation of Hammond shift in the transition state structure.

  14. Substrate distortion in the Michaelis complex of Bacillus 1,3-1,4-beta-glucanase. Insight from first principles molecular dynamics simulations.

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    Biarnés, Xevi; Nieto, Joan; Planas, Antoni; Rovira, Carme

    2006-01-20

    The structure and dynamics of the enzyme-substrate complex of Bacillus 1,3-1,4-beta-glucanase, one of the most active glycoside hydrolases, is investigated by means of Car-Parrinello molecular dynamics simulations (CPMD) combined with force field molecular dynamics (QM/MM CPMD). It is found that the substrate sugar ring located at the -1 subsite adopts a distorted 1S3 skew-boat conformation upon binding to the enzyme. With respect to the undistorted 4C1 chair conformation, the 1S3 skew-boat conformation is characterized by: (a) an increase of charge at the anomeric carbon (C1), (b) an increase of the distance between C1 and the leaving group, and (c) a decrease of the intraring O5-C1 distance. Therefore, our results clearly show that the distorted conformation resembles both structurally and electronically the transition state of the reaction in which the substrate acquires oxocarbenium ion character, and the glycosidic bond is partially broken. Together with analysis of the substrate conformational dynamics, it is concluded that the main determinants of substrate distortion have a structural origin. To fit into the binding pocket, it is necessary that the aglycon leaving group is oriented toward the beta region, and the skew-boat conformation naturally fulfills this premise. Only when the aglycon is removed from the calculation the substrate recovers the all-chair conformation, in agreement with the recent determination of the enzyme product structure. The QM/MM protocol developed here is able to predict the conformational distortion of substrate binding in glycoside hydrolases because it accounts for polarization and charge reorganization at the -1 sugar ring. It thus provides a powerful tool to model E.S complexes for which experimental information is not yet available.

  15. Carbohydrate Recognition by RpfB from Mycobacterium tuberculosis Unveiled by Crystallographic and Molecular Dynamics Analyses

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    Squeglia, Flavia; Romano, Maria; Ruggiero, Alessia; Vitagliano, Luigi; De Simone, Alfonso; Berisio, Rita

    2013-01-01

    Resuscitation of Mtb is crucial to the etiology of Tuberculosis, because latent tuberculosis is estimated to affect one-third of the world population. The resuscitation-promoting factor RpfB is mainly responsible for Mtb resuscitation from dormancy. Given the impact of latent Tuberculosis, RpfB represents an interesting target for tuberculosis drug discovery. However, no molecular models of substrate binding and catalysis are hitherto available for this enzyme. Here, we identified key interactions involved in substrate binding to RpfB by combining x-ray diffraction studies and computational approaches. The crystal structure of RpfB catalytic domain in complex with N,N′,N″-triacetyl-chitotriose, as described here, provides the first, to our knowledge, atomic representation of ligand recognition by RpfB and demonstrates that the strongest interactions are established by the N-acetylglucosamine moiety in the central region of the enzyme binding cleft. Molecular dynamics analyses provided information on the dynamic behavior of protein-substrate interactions and on the role played by the solvent in RpfB function. These data combined with sequence conservation analysis suggest that Glu-292 is the sole residue crucial for catalysis, implying that RpfB acts via the formation of an oxocarbenium ion rather than a covalent intermediate. Present data represent a solid base for the design of effective drug inhibitors of RpfB. Moreover, homology models were generated for the catalytic domains of all members of the Mtb Rpf family (RpfA-E). The analysis of these models unveiled analogies and differences among the different members of the Rpf protein family. PMID:23746526

  16. Is aspartate 52 essential for catalysis by chicken egg white lysozyme? The role of natural substrate-assisted hydrolysis

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    Matsumura, Ichiro; Kirsch, J.F.

    1996-02-13

    The chicken and goose egg white lysozymes (ChEWL and GoEWL) are homologues, but differ in substrate specificity. ChEWL catalyzes the hydrolysis of the glycosidic bonds of bacterial peptidoglycans and chitin-derived substrates, while GoEWL is specific for bacterial peptidoglycans. The active-site aspartate 52 residue of ChEWL, which is postulated to stabilize the oxocarbenium ion intermediate, has no counterpart in GoEWL. The substrate specificity of the D52A ChEWL mutant was compared with those of wild-type ChEWL and GoEWL. D52A ChEWL retains approximately 4% of the wild-type catalytic activity in reactions with three different bacterial cell suspensions. Asp52 therefore is not essential to the catalytic mechanism, accounting for only a 2 kcal/mol decrease in AG. The function of Asp52 in D52A ChEWL- and GoEWL-catalyzed cleavage of (carboxymethyl)chitin may be partially fulfilled by an appropriately positioned carboxyl group on the substrate (substrate-assisted catalysis). D52A ChEWL and GoEWL, unlike wild-type ChEWL, exhibit biphasic kinetics in the clearing of Micrococcus luteus cell suspensions, suggesting preferences for subsets of the linkages in the M. luteus peptidoglycan. These subsets do not exist in the peptidoglycans of Escherichia coli or Sarcina lutea, since neither D52A ChEWL nor GoEWL exhibits initial bursts in reactions with suspensions of these bacteria. We propose that substrate-assisted catalysis occurs in reactions of D52A ChEWL and GoEWL with M. luteus peptidoglycans, with the glycine carboxyl group of uncross-linked peptides attached to N-acetylmuramic acid partially substituting the function of the missing Asp52. 52 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

  17. cine-Substitution reactions of metallabenzenes: an experimental and computational study.

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    Wang, Tongdao; Zhang, Hong; Han, Feifei; Long, Lipeng; Lin, Zhenyang; Xia, Haiping

    2013-08-12

    Alkali-resistant osmabenzene [(SCN)2(PPh3)2Os{CHC(PPh3)CHCICH}] (2) can undergo nucleophilic aromatic substitution with MeOH or EtOH to give cine-substitution products [(SCN)2(PPh3)2Os{CHC(PPh3)CHCHCR}] (R=OMe (3), OEt(4)) in the presence of strong alkali. However, the reactions of compound 2 with various amines, such as n-butylamine and aniline, afford five-membered ring species, [(SCN)2(PPh3)2Os{CH=C(PPh3)CH=C(CH=NHR')}] (R'=nBu(8), Ph(9)), in addition to the desired cine-substitution products, [(SCN)2(PPh3)2Os{CHC(PPh3)CHCHC(NHR')}] (R'=nBu(6), Ph(7)), under similar reaction conditions. The mechanisms of these reactions have been investigated in detail with the aid of isotopic labeling experiments and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The results reveal that the cine-substitution reactions occur through nucleophilic addition, dissociation of the leaving group, protonation, and deprotonation steps, which resemble the classical "addition-of-nucleophile, ring-opening, ring-closure" (ANRORC) mechanism. DFT calculations suggest that, in the reaction with MeOH, the formation of a five-membered metallacycle species is both kinetically and thermodynamically less favorable, which is consistent with the experimental results that only the cine-substitution product is observed. For the analogous reaction with n-butylamine, the pathway for the formation of the cine-substitution product is kinetically less favorable than the pathway for the formation of a five-membered ring species, but is much more thermodynamically favorable, again consistent with the experimental conversion of compound 8 into compound 6, which is observed in an in situ NMR experiment with an isolated pure sample of 8.

  18. cine-Substitution reactions of metallabenzenes: an experimental and computational study.

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    Wang, Tongdao; Zhang, Hong; Han, Feifei; Long, Lipeng; Lin, Zhenyang; Xia, Haiping

    2013-08-12

    Alkali-resistant osmabenzene [(SCN)2(PPh3)2Os{CHC(PPh3)CHCICH}] (2) can undergo nucleophilic aromatic substitution with MeOH or EtOH to give cine-substitution products [(SCN)2(PPh3)2Os{CHC(PPh3)CHCHCR}] (R=OMe (3), OEt(4)) in the presence of strong alkali. However, the reactions of compound 2 with various amines, such as n-butylamine and aniline, afford five-membered ring species, [(SCN)2(PPh3)2Os{CH=C(PPh3)CH=C(CH=NHR')}] (R'=nBu(8), Ph(9)), in addition to the desired cine-substitution products, [(SCN)2(PPh3)2Os{CHC(PPh3)CHCHC(NHR')}] (R'=nBu(6), Ph(7)), under similar reaction conditions. The mechanisms of these reactions have been investigated in detail with the aid of isotopic labeling experiments and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The results reveal that the cine-substitution reactions occur through nucleophilic addition, dissociation of the leaving group, protonation, and deprotonation steps, which resemble the classical "addition-of-nucleophile, ring-opening, ring-closure" (ANRORC) mechanism. DFT calculations suggest that, in the reaction with MeOH, the formation of a five-membered metallacycle species is both kinetically and thermodynamically less favorable, which is consistent with the experimental results that only the cine-substitution product is observed. For the analogous reaction with n-butylamine, the pathway for the formation of the cine-substitution product is kinetically less favorable than the pathway for the formation of a five-membered ring species, but is much more thermodynamically favorable, again consistent with the experimental conversion of compound 8 into compound 6, which is observed in an in situ NMR experiment with an isolated pure sample of 8. PMID:23843260

  19. Hydrolysis of cyclic phosphoramides. Evidence for syn lone pair catalysis.

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    Núñez, Andrés; Berroterán, Dyanna; Núñez, Oswaldo

    2003-07-01

    Hydrolysis between 1.5 < pH < 4 of five and six membered cyclic phosphoramides has been followed by UV and 3'PNMR spectroscopy. The observed rates fit the equation: k(obs) = k(H2O) [H+]/([H+] + Ka) + k'(H2O), where k(H2O) and k'(H2O) are the pseudo first-order rate constants of water attack on the protonated phosphoramide and its unprotonated form, respectively, and Ka is the phosphoramide acidity equilibrium constant. Although, faster hydrolysis rates on the five membered ring are expected due to the energy released in going from a strained cyclic to a "strained free" trigonal-bipyramidal-pentacoordinated intermediate, with one of the cyclic nitrogens occupying the apical position. these compounds react slightly faster (k(H2O) values) but slower regarding the k'(H2O) values than the six membered analogs. The balance in reactivity is attributed to the additional stability obtained in the six membered cyclic compounds by a syn orientation of the two lone pairs of the cyclic nitrogen to the water attack. This stabilization does not exist in the five membered phospholidines since the water attack is perpendicular to the electron pairs of the cyclic nitrogen. In agreement with the incoming water orientation, the product ratios from the hydrolysis show that in the five membered rings the main product is the one produced by endocyclic cleavage; meanwhile, in the six membered cyclic phospholines the kinetic product is the one produced by exocyclic cleavage. The syn orientation of two electron pairs on nitrogen stabilizes the transition state of water approach to the phosphoramides by ca. 3 kcal mol(-1) when compared to the orthogonal attack. PMID:12945698

  20. Method for controlling clathrate hydrates in fluid systems

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    Sloan, Jr., Earle D.

    1995-01-01

    Discussed is a process for preventing clathrate hydrate masses from impeding the flow of fluid in a fluid system. An additive is contacted with clathrate hydrate masses in the system to prevent those clathrate hydrate masses from impeding fluid flow. The process is particularly useful in the natural gas and petroleum production, transportation and processing industry where gas hydrate formation can cause serious problems. Additives preferably contain one or more five member and/or six member cyclic chemical groupings. Additives include poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) and hydroxyethylcellulose, either in combination or alone.

  1. LC-UV-Guided Isolation and Structure Determination of Lancolide E: A Nortriterpenoid with a Tetracyclo[5.4.0.0(2,4).0(3,7)]undecane-Bridged System from a "Talented" Schisandra Plant.

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    Shi, Yi-Ming; Cai, Song-Liang; Li, Xiao-Nian; Liu, Miao; Shang, Shan-Zhai; Du, Xue; Xiao, Wei-Lie; Pu, Jian-Xin; Sun, Han-Dong

    2016-01-01

    Lancolide E (1) featuring a complex tetracyclo[5.4.0.0(2,4).0(3,7)]undecane-bridged system that is constructed by an eight-, a three-, and two five-membered carbon rings in a sterically congested region was obtained in trace amounts from a "talented" schinortriterpenoid producer Schisandra lancifolia. Its structure was fully characterized by combining 2D NMR spectroscopy, theoretical calculations, and X-ray diffraction analysis. The biogenetic pathway of 1 was proposed to involve a Prins cyclization.

  2. The marriage of metallacycle transfer chemistry with Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling to give main group element-containing conjugated polymers.

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    He, Gang; Kang, Le; Torres Delgado, William; Shynkaruk, Olena; Ferguson, Michael J; McDonald, Robert; Rivard, Eric

    2013-04-10

    A versatile and general synthetic route for the synthesis of conjugated main group element-based polymers, previously inaccessible by conventional means, is reported. These polymers contain five-membered chalcogenophene rings based on S, Se, and Te, and we demonstrate that optoelectronic properties can be readily tuned via controlled atom substitution chemistry. In addition, regioregular hybrid thiophene-selenophene-tellurophene and selenophene-fluorene copolymers were synthesized to provide a further illustration of the scope of the presented metallacycle transfer/cross-coupling polymerization method.

  3. Stereoselective synthesis of (+)-loline alkaloid skeleton.

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    Miller, Kelsey E; Wright, Anthony J; Olesen, Margaret K; Hovey, M Todd; Scheerer, Jonathan R

    2015-02-01

    The loline alkaloids present a compact polycyclic pyrrolizidine skeleton and contain a strained five-membered ethereal bridge, structural features that have proven challenging for synthetic chemists to incorporate since the discovery of this natural product family more than 100 years ago. These alkaloids are produced by mutualistic fungal symbionts (endophytes) living on certain species of pasture grasses and protect the host plant from insect herbivory. The asymmetric total synthesis of loline alkaloids is reported and extends our first-generation (racemic) synthesis of this alkaloid family. Key to the synthesis is a diastereoselective tethered aminohydroxylation of a homoallylic carbamate function and a Petasis Borono-Mannich addition.

  4. Crystal structure of 3a,6,6,9a-tetra­methyl­dodeca­hydro­naphtho­[2,1-b]furan-2-ol

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    Shi, Xin-Wei; Li, Sheng-Kun; Li, Dang-Dang; Lu, Qiang-Qiang

    2015-01-01

    The title compound (common name: sclaral), C16H28O2, is a sclareolide derivative, which was synthesized from sclareolide itself. In the mol­ecule, the two six-membered rings, A and B, of the labdane skeleton adopt chair conformations and the five-membered O-containing heterocyclic ring C displays an envelope conformation, with the methine C atom of the fused C—C bond as the flap. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked by O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming chains propagating along [100]. PMID:26594436

  5. Unsymmetrically Extended Polyfused Aromatics Embedding Coronene and Perylene Frameworks: Syntheses and Properties.

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    Kumar, Sushil; Ho, Man-Tzu; Tao, Yu-Tai

    2016-01-15

    A series of polyfused aromatics containing coronene and perylene in their frameworks was successfully constructed by a modified Ramirez-Corey-Fuchs reaction as the key reaction. Typical six-membered annulation and atypical five-membered annulation through controlled reaction conditions led to a range of extensively conjugate aromatics as possible candidates for organic semiconductors. A significant p-type field-effect mobility of 0.42-0.64 cm(2)/V·s was obtained from one of the derivatives, dibenzo[a,d]coronene.

  6. A sequential Pd/norbornene-catalyzed process generates o-biaryl carbaldehydes or ketones via a redox reaction or 6H-dibenzopyrans by C-O ring closure.

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    Motti, Elena; Della Ca', Nicola; Xu, Di; Piersimoni, Anna; Bedogni, Elena; Zhou, Zhi-Ming; Catellani, Marta

    2012-11-16

    o-Biaryl carbaldeydes and ketones are obtained through the one-pot reaction of o-aryl iodides with o-bromobenzyl alcohols under the catalytic action of Pd and norbornene, in the presence of a base. The same reaction can also give dibenzopyrans by Pd and norbornene catalysis with a different termination, leading to C-O ring closure. In both cases the process first leads to a five-membered palladacycle, which controls C-C coupling, then to a seven-membered oxapalladacycle, which gives aldehydes and ketones or dibenzopyrans. PMID:23134173

  7. Noncovalent Substrate-Directed Enantioselective Heck Reactions: Synthesis of S- and P-Stereogenic Heterocycles.

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    de Azambuja, Francisco; Carmona, Rafaela C; Chorro, Tomaz H D; Heerdt, Gabriel; Correia, Carlos Roque D

    2016-08-01

    S- and P-Stereogenic heterocycles were synthesized by a remarkably simple enantioselective Heck desymmetrization reaction based on the unprecedented noncovalent directing effect of S=O and P=O functionalities. Selected prochiral symmetric substrates were efficiently arylated using the recently disclosed chiral PyraBOx ligand under mild and open-flask reaction conditions. Several five-membered aryl- sulfones, sulfoxides, and phosphine oxides were synthesized in good to excellent yields, in good to high diastereoselectivity, and enantiomeric ratios up to 98:2. Theoretical calculations also support the noncovalent directing effect of the S=O and P=O functionalities during the arylation process. PMID:27273079

  8. Crystal structure of (5Z)-5-(2-hy­droxy­benzyl­idene)-1,3-thia­zolidine-2,4-dione

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    Mague, Joel T.; Mohamed, Shaaban K.; Akkurt, Mehmet; Younes, Sabry H. H.; Albayati, Mustafa R.

    2015-01-01

    The title compound, C10H7NO3S, crystallizes with four independent mol­ecules in the asymmetric unit with slightly different conformations; the dihedral angles between the six- and five-membered rings are 2.6 (1), 1.09 (9), 8.6 (1) and 6.2 (1)°. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked by O—H⋯O and N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming sheets lying parallel to (101). PMID:26870553

  9. Ruthenium-Catalyzed Hydroalkynylative Cyclization of 1,6-Enynes Induced by Substituent Effects.

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    Liu, Rui; Ni, Zhenjie; Giordano, Laurent; Tenaglia, Alphonse

    2016-08-19

    The ruthenium-catalyzed 1,6-enyne cyclization in the presence of bulky substituted terminal alkyne proceeds smoothly at room temperature to afford highly substituted five-membered cyclic compounds featuring a 1,5-enyne motif. Deuterium-labeling experiments showed that the key ruthenacyclopentene intermediate undergoes cleavage of metal-carbon bonds through the metal-assisted σ-bond metathesis reaction, thus leading to the formation of C(sp(2))-H and C(sp(3))-C(sp) bonds. PMID:27504966

  10. (E)-1-[(1,3-Dioxan-4-yl)meth-yl]-2-(nitro-methyl-idene)imidazolidine.

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    Tian, Zhongzhen; Dong, Haijun; Li, Dongmei; Wang, Gaolei

    2010-01-01

    In the title compound, C(9)H(15)N(3)O(4), the 1,3-dioxane ring displays a chair conformation and the five-membered ring is close to planar (r.m.s. deviation = 0.054 Å). An intra-molecular N-H⋯O hydrogen bond to one of the nitro-group O atoms generates an S(6) ring. In the crystal, inter-molecular N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol-ecules into C(6) chains propagating in [010] and a C-H⋯O link also occurs. PMID:21588701

  11. Microwave and Quantum Chemical Study of the Hydrazino Group as Proton Donor in Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonding of (2-Fluoroethyl)hydrazine (FCH2CH2NHNH2).

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    Møllendal, Harald; Samdal, Svein; Guillemin, Jean-Claude

    2015-09-01

    The microwave spectrum of (2-fluoroethyl)hydrazine (FCH2CH2NHNH2) was studied in the 11-123 GHz spectral region to investigate the ability of the hydrazino group to form intramolecular hydrogen bonds acting as a proton donor. This group can participate both in five-member and in six-member internal hydrogen bonds with the fluorine atom. The spectra of four conformers were assigned, and the rotational and centrifugal distortion constants of these rotameric forms were determined. Two of these conformers have five-member intramolecular hydrogen bonds, while the two other forms are without this interaction. The internal hydrogen bonds in the two hydrogen-bonded forms are assumed to be mainly electrostatic in origin because the N-H and C-F bonds are nearly parallel and the associated bond moments are antiparallel. This is the first example of a gas-phase study of a hydrazine where the hydrazino functional group acts as a proton donor in weak intramolecular hydrogen bonds. Extensive quantum chemical calculations at the B3LYP/cc-pVTZ, MP2/cc-pVTZ, and CCSD/cc-pVQZ levels of theory accompanied and guided the experimental work. These calculations predict the existence of no less than 18 conformers, spanning a CCSD internal energy range of 15.4 kJ/mol. Intramolecular hydrogen bonds are predicted to be present in seven of these conformers. Three of these forms have six-member hydrogen bonds, while four have five-member hydrogen bonds. The three lowest-energy conformers have five-member internal hydrogen bonds. The spectrum of the conformer with the lowest energy was not assigned because it has a very small dipole moment. The CCSD relative energies of the two hydrogen-bonded rotamers whose spectra were assigned are 1.04 and 1.62 kJ/mol, respectively, whereas the relative energies of the two conformers with assigned spectra and no hydrogen bonds have relative energies of 6.46 and 4.89 kJ/mol.

  12. Vaccines against 'the other' Ebolavirus species.

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    Kozak, Robert A; Kobinger, Gary P

    2016-09-01

    The Ebolavirus genus includes five member species, all of which pose a threat to global public health. These viruses cause fatal hemorrhagic fever in humans and nonhuman primates, and are considered category A pathogens due to the risk of their use as a bioweapon. The potential for an outbreak, either as a result of a natural emergence, deliberate release, or imported case underscores the need for protective vaccines. Recent progress in advancing vaccines for use against the strain of Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV) responsible for the West African Ebola outbreak offers reasons for optimism against EBOV, and demonstrates that protection against other Ebolavirus species is achievable.

  13. Methyl (2E)-2-({2-[(2E)-2-benzyl­idene-3-meth­oxy-3-oxoprop­yl]-1,3-dioxoindan-2-yl}meth­yl)-3-phenyl­prop-2-enoate

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    Lakshmanan, D.; Murugavel, S.; Kannan, D.; Bakthadoss, M.

    2012-01-01

    In the title compound, C31H26O6, the five-membered ring of the indane unit adopts a slight envelope conformation with the flap atom displaced by 1.38 (14) Å. The mol­ecular conformation is stabilized by an intra­molecular C—H⋯O hydrogen bond, which generates an S(9) ring motif. In the crystal, pairs of C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds link centrosymmetrically related mol­ecules into dimers, generating R 2 2(22) ring motifs. The crystal packing is further stabilized by C—H⋯π inter­actions. PMID:22590422

  14. Crystal structure of 2-ethyl-4-methyl-1-(2-oxido-3,4-dioxo-cyclo-but-1-en-1-yl)-1H-imidazol-3-ium.

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    Korkmaz, Ufuk; Bulut, Iclal; Bulut, Ahmet

    2016-07-01

    In the title inner salt molecule, C10H10N2O3, the four-membered cyclobutene ring is twisted by 7.1 (2)° with respect to the five-membered imidazole ring. The crystal packing exhibits an R 2 (2)(9) hydrogen-bonding ring motif through N-H⋯O and C-H⋯O inter-actions. The potential non-linear optical properties were studied by a computational ab initio calculations performed at the DFT/B3LYP/6-31++G(d,p) level of theory. PMID:27555949

  15. 3,3′-Dibromo-5,5′-bis­[(S)-l-menth­yloxy]-4,4′-(hexane-1,6-diyldiimino)difuran-2(5H)-one

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    Wang, Zhao-Yang; Song, Xiu-Mei; Cai, Yue-Peng; Mao, Zheng-Zhou

    2008-01-01

    The title compound, C34H54Br2N2O6, was obtained by the Michael addition–elimination reaction of (5S)-5-(l-menthyl­oxy)-3,4-dibromo­furan-2(5H)-one with 1,6-hexa­nediamine in the presence of triethyl­amine. The crystal structure contains two chiral five-membered furan­one rings, in twist and envelope conformations, and two six-membered cyclo­hexane rings in chair conformations. PMID:21203330

  16. 1,3-Diallyl-2-methyl­benzimidazolium bromide dihydrate

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    Ennajih, Hamid; Bouhfid, Rachid; Zouihri, Hafid; Essassi, El Mokhtar; Ng, Seik Weng

    2009-01-01

    The bonds in the five-membered ring of the title hydrated salt, C14H17N2 +·Br−·2H2O, are delocalized. The cation lies on a special position of m site symmetry such that the mirror plane passes through the imidazol­yl–methyl bond and is perpendicular to the plane of the cation. The anion lies on another special position of 2 site symmetry. The anion and uncoordinated water mol­ecule are linked into a chain by O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. One of the water O atoms is disordered over two sites of equal occupancy. PMID:21577792

  17. Summary of the SWOT panel's evaluation of the organisation and financing of the Danish health care system.

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    Christiansen, Terkel

    2002-02-01

    The organisation and financing of the Danish health care system was evaluated within a framework of a SWOT analysis (analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) by a panel of five members with a background in health economics. This paper systematically summarises the panel's assessments, within the framework of the triangular model of health care. The members of the panel are in agreement on a number of aspects, while their views on other aspects differ. In general they find many strength in the way the system is organised and financed more so in the primary sector than in the hospital sector.

  18. (1SR,3RS,3aSR,6aRS)-Methyl 5-methyl-4,6-dioxo-3-[2-(trifluoro­meth­yl)phen­yl]octa­hydro­pyrrolo­[3,4-c]pyrrole-1-carboxyl­ate

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    Kudryavtsev, Konstantin V.; Ivantcova, Polina M.; Churakov, Andrei V.

    2013-01-01

    In the title compound, C16H15F3N2O4, the relative stereochemistry of the four stereogenic C atoms has been determined. The carb­oxy­methyl and 2-(trifluoro­meth­yl)­phenyl substituents of the pyrrolidine cycle have a cis mutual arrangement. The five-membered saturated aza­cycle adopts an envelope conformation with the N atom occupying the flap position. In the crystal, adjacent mol­ecules are combined in centrosymmetric dimers by two weak N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. PMID:23424450

  19. Crystal structure of 3,4′-diphenyl-3′-p-tolyl-4′H-spiro­[indan-2,5′-[1,2]oxazol]-1-one

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    Mahfoud, Asmae; Al Houari, Ghali; El Yazidi, Mohamed; Saadi, Mohamed; El Ammari, Lahcen

    2015-01-01

    In the title compound, C30H23NO2, the five-membered rings are both in envelope conformations with the same spiro C atom as the flap. The benzene ring and the two phenyl rings are inclined to the mean plane of the indene ring system by 83.98 (8), 81.46 (8) and 72.31 (7)°. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked by pairs of C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds into inversion dimers. The dimers are further connected by C—H⋯N inter­actions, forming layers parallel to (10-1). PMID:26594573

  20. Crystal structure of 3,4'-diphenyl-3'-p-tolyl-4'H-spiro-[indan-2,5'-[1,2]oxazol]-1-one.

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    Mahfoud, Asmae; Al Houari, Ghali; El Yazidi, Mohamed; Saadi, Mohamed; El Ammari, Lahcen

    2015-11-01

    In the title compound, C30H23NO2, the five-membered rings are both in envelope conformations with the same spiro C atom as the flap. The benzene ring and the two phenyl rings are inclined to the mean plane of the indene ring system by 83.98 (8), 81.46 (8) and 72.31 (7)°. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked by pairs of C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds into inversion dimers. The dimers are further connected by C-H⋯N inter-actions, forming layers parallel to (10-1). PMID:26594573

  1. Summary of the SWOT panel's evaluation of the organisation and financing of the Danish health care system.

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    Christiansen, Terkel

    2002-02-01

    The organisation and financing of the Danish health care system was evaluated within a framework of a SWOT analysis (analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) by a panel of five members with a background in health economics. This paper systematically summarises the panel's assessments, within the framework of the triangular model of health care. The members of the panel are in agreement on a number of aspects, while their views on other aspects differ. In general they find many strength in the way the system is organised and financed more so in the primary sector than in the hospital sector. PMID:11755998

  2. A SWOT analysis of the organization and financing of the Danish health care system.

    PubMed

    Christiansen, Terkel

    2002-02-01

    The organization and financing of the Danish health care system was evaluated within a framework of a SWOT analysis (analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) by a panel of five members with a background in health economics. The present paper describes the methods and materials used for the evaluation: selection of panel members, structure of the evaluation task according to the health care triangle model, selection of background material consisting of documents and literature on the Danish health care system, and a 1-week study visit. PMID:11755992

  3. Metallic three-coordinated carbon networks with eight-membered rings showing high density of states at the Fermi level.

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    Noda, Yusuke; Ono, Shota; Ohno, Kaoru

    2014-04-21

    Using a density functional method to study the electronic structure of various three-coordinated sp(2) carbon nanostructures, we find that the presence of an eight-membered ring adjoined to two five-membered rings in a unit cell brings about the simultaneous occurrence of flat and dispersive bands, quite similar to the band structure of precious metals. These bands are parts of an anisotropic Dirac cone tilted from an isotropic one. We reveal that in-phase and out-of-phase oscillations in the sign of the phase of the Kohn-Sham orbital contribute to the appearance of the unique band structures. PMID:24618855

  4. Vaccines against 'the other' Ebolavirus species.

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    Kozak, Robert A; Kobinger, Gary P

    2016-09-01

    The Ebolavirus genus includes five member species, all of which pose a threat to global public health. These viruses cause fatal hemorrhagic fever in humans and nonhuman primates, and are considered category A pathogens due to the risk of their use as a bioweapon. The potential for an outbreak, either as a result of a natural emergence, deliberate release, or imported case underscores the need for protective vaccines. Recent progress in advancing vaccines for use against the strain of Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV) responsible for the West African Ebola outbreak offers reasons for optimism against EBOV, and demonstrates that protection against other Ebolavirus species is achievable. PMID:27010528

  5. Mechanism for chelated sulfate formation from SO2 and bis (triphenylphosphine) platinum

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    Mehandru, S. P.; Anderson, A. B.

    1985-01-01

    Structure and energy surface calculations using the atom superposition and electron delocalization molecular orbital theory show that the first step in the reaction between SO2 and the dioxygen complex (PPh3)2PtO2 is the coordination of SO2 with one oxygen atom of the complex, followed by metal-oxygen bond breaking and reorientation, leading to a five-membered cyclic structure. This then rearranges to form the bidentate coordinated sulfate. Alternative pathways are considered and are found to be less favorable.

  6. LC-UV-Guided Isolation and Structure Determination of Lancolide E: A Nortriterpenoid with a Tetracyclo[5.4.0.0(2,4).0(3,7)]undecane-Bridged System from a "Talented" Schisandra Plant.

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    Shi, Yi-Ming; Cai, Song-Liang; Li, Xiao-Nian; Liu, Miao; Shang, Shan-Zhai; Du, Xue; Xiao, Wei-Lie; Pu, Jian-Xin; Sun, Han-Dong

    2016-01-01

    Lancolide E (1) featuring a complex tetracyclo[5.4.0.0(2,4).0(3,7)]undecane-bridged system that is constructed by an eight-, a three-, and two five-membered carbon rings in a sterically congested region was obtained in trace amounts from a "talented" schinortriterpenoid producer Schisandra lancifolia. Its structure was fully characterized by combining 2D NMR spectroscopy, theoretical calculations, and X-ray diffraction analysis. The biogenetic pathway of 1 was proposed to involve a Prins cyclization. PMID:26673855

  7. A core-expanded subphthalocyanine analogue with a significantly distorted conjugated surface and unprecedented properties.

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    Shimizu, Soji; Nakano, Shota; Kojima, Ayaka; Kobayashi, Nagao

    2014-02-24

    The introduction of a seven-membered-ring unit in the place of a five-membered-ring unit in the structure of subphthalocyanine resulted in significant distortion of the bowl-shaped structure of the conjugated molecule as well as the following unprecedented properties: the preferential formation of the axially fluoro substituted species, the fluttering-dynamic-motion-induced rapid exchange of P and M enantiomers, markedly split Q-band absorption, and a clear difference in the ring-current effects arising from the convex and concave surfaces. PMID:24478165

  8. Neurofibromatosis in the South African Indian community--further evidence for heterogeneity?

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    Wallis, C E; Slater, C P

    1987-10-01

    Ninety-five members of three South African Indian families were examined for neurofibromatosis (NF) and 45 were deemed to be affected in terms of accepted diagnostic criteria. Analysis of the pedigrees revealed autosomal dominant inheritance with full penetrance. The absence of macromelanosomes in skin biopsies of café-au-lait macules and the failure to detect Lisch nodules (hamartomas of the iris) in this population group raises further evidence that NF might be a heterogeneous condition. The potential importance of heterogeneity in molecular linkage studies is emphasised.

  9. An overview of the synthetic routes to the best selling drugs containing 6-membered heterocycles.

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    Baumann, Marcus; Baxendale, Ian R

    2013-01-01

    This review which is the second in this series summarises the most common synthetic routes as applied to the preparation of many modern pharmaceutical compounds categorised as containing a six-membered heterocyclic ring. The reported examples are based on the top retailing drug molecules combining synthetic information from both scientific journals and the wider patent literature. It is hoped that this compilation, in combination with the previously published review on five-membered rings, will form a comprehensive foundation and reference source for individuals interested in medicinal, synthetic and preparative chemistry. PMID:24204439

  10. Theoretical study on the catalytic reactivity of N-hydroxyphthalimide tuned by different heterocyclic substitutions on its phenyl ring for aerobic oxidation

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    Chen, Kexian; Xie, Haiying; Jiang, Kezhi; Mao, Jianyong

    2016-07-01

    The structure-reactivity relationship of new hydroxyimide organocatalysts based on the heterocyclic replacements of the phenyl ring of N-hydroxyphthalimide (NHPI) has been theoretically investigated to gain a mature understanding of this particular catalysis for aerobic oxidation. We find that the reactivity of catalysts with the common five-member aromatic rings is lower than that of NHPI. The catalyst with the recyclable structure of imidazolium ionic liquid may serve as a novel model catalyst for further improvements due to its reactivity comparable to that of NHPI. The catalytic reactivity of multi-nitroxyl catalysts is theoretically more fascinating than that of the highly efficient N,N-dihydroxypyromellitimide.

  11. Impact of metal-alkoxide functionalized linkers on H2 binding: A density functional study

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    Banu, Tahamida; Ghosh, Avik; Das, Abhijit K.

    2016-08-01

    The effect of metal-alkoxide functionalization of different organic linkers on the H2 binding is investigated employing DFT approach. While analyzing the H2 binding interaction of magnesium-alkoxide modified benzene, naphthalene, anthracene and pyrene linkers, we find their comparable affinity toward H2 molecules. Six-member alkoxide ring containing naphthalene and pyrene systems interact with the H2 molecules in a comparatively better way than their five-member analogues. AIM, NBO and LMO-EDA analyses have been performed to comprehend the bonding nature between Mg center and the H2 molecules. Polarization along with the charge transfer interactions play significant role in stabilizing the systems.

  12. N-(2-Carb­oxy­eth­yl)-2,5-dide­oxy-2,5-imino-d-mannonic acid [(3R,4R,5R)-1-(2-carb­oxy­eth­yl)-3,4-dihy­droxy-5-hy­droxy­methyl-l-proline

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    Edgeley, David S.; Martínez, R. Fernando; Jenkinson, Sarah F.; Nash, Robert J.; Fleet, George W. J.; Thompson, Amber L.

    2012-01-01

    The absolute stereochemistry of the title compound, C9H15NO7, was determined from the use of d-glucuronolactone as the starting material. The compound crystallizes as the zwitterion. The five-membered ring adopts an envelope conformation with the –CH2OH-substituted C atom forming the flap. An intramolecular N—H⋯O hydrogen-bond occurs. In the crystal, the compound exists as a three-dimensional O—H⋯O intermolecular hydrogen-bonded network with each mol­ecule acting as a donor and acceptor for four hydrogen bonds. PMID:23125666

  13. Transient response of severe thunderstorm forcing to elevated greenhouse gas concentrations

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    Trapp, Robert J.; Diffenbaugh, Noah S.; Gluhovsky, Alexander

    2009-01-01

    We investigate the transient response of severe-thunderstorm forcing to the time-varying greenhouse gas concentrations associated with the A1B emissions scenario. Using a five-member ensemble of global climate model experiments, we find a positive trend in such forcing within the United States, over the period 1950-2099. The rate of increase varies by geographic region, depending on (i) low-level water vapor availability and transport, and (ii) the frequency of synoptic-scale cyclones during the warm season. Our results indicate that deceleration of the greenhouse gas emissions trajectory would likely result in slower increases in severe thunderstorm forcing.

  14. Remote stereocontrol in the Nazarov reaction: a new approach to the core of roseophilin.

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    Occhiato, Ernesto G; Prandi, Cristina; Ferrali, Alessandro; Guarna, Antonio

    2005-05-27

    Three different procedures are compared to obtain properly substituted divinyl ketones in which one of the double bonds is embedded in a five-membered heterocyclic structure and therefore suitable to produce cyclopenta-fused pyrrole derivatives by the acid-catalyzed Nazarov reaction. These, on treatment with TFA, afforded 2,4-cis-disubstituted 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-1H-cyclopenta[b]pyrrol-6-ones with high stereocontrol. One of these Nazarov products was oxidized to the corresponding 4,5-dihydro-1H-cyclopenta[b]pyrrol-6-one derivative, thus obtaining an enantiopure key intermediate in the total synthesis of roseophilin. PMID:15903343

  15. Beyond the Divinyl Ketone: Innovations in the Generation and Nazarov Cyclization of Pentadienyl Cation Intermediates

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    Spencer, William T.; Vaidya, Tulaza; Frontier, Alison J.

    2013-01-01

    The requirement for new strategies for synthesizing five-membered carbocycles has driven an expansion in the study of the Nazarov cyclization. This renewed interest in the reaction has led to the discovery of several interesting new methods for generating the pentadienyl cation intermediate central to the cyclization. Methods reviewed include carbon-heteroatom ionization, functionalization of a double bond, nucleophilic addition, or electrocyclic ring opening. Additional variations employ unconventional substrates to produce novel pentacycles, such as the iso- and imino-Nazarov. Herein, we provide an overview of these unconventional, yet highly useful versions of the Nazarov cyclization. PMID:24348092

  16. {2-[(Benzylphenyl-phosphanyl-κP)methyl]phenyl-κC}iodidobis(trimethyl-phos-phane)cobalt(II).

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    Jia, Jiong; Wang, Chenggen; Liu, Nazhen; Li, Xiaoyan

    2011-07-01

    In the title compound, [Co(C(20)H(18)P)I(C(3)H(9)P)(2)], the Co(II) atom has a distorted square-pyramidal geometry, the base of which is comprised of two trans PMe(3) groups, an I atom, and a C atom of the benzyl group. This benzyl group is tethered to the P atom at the apex of the pyramid, thereby forming a five-membered chelated Co-C-C-C-P ring. PMID:21836963

  17. 1β,15α-Dihy­droxy-16α,17-ep­oxy­pregn-4-ene-3,20-dione

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    Shen, Yan-Bing; Wang, Yi-Bo; Luo, Jian-Mei; Wang, Min

    2013-01-01

    The title mol­ecule, C21H28O5, is composed of three six-membered rings (A/B/C) and a five-membered ring (D). Ring A adopts a 1α-sofa conformation, while rings B and C adopt chair conformations. Cyclo­pentane ring D adopts a 14α-envelope conformation. In the crystal, O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds lead to the formation of ribbons running along the a axis. The structure is further consolidated by C—H⋯O inter­actions, which link the molecules head-to-tail into ribbons along the a axis. PMID:23476615

  18. Cp*Rh(III)-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Alkyltrifluoroborate with α-Diazomalonates for C(sp(3))-C(sp(3)) Bond Formation.

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    Lu, Yin-Suo; Yu, Wing-Yiu

    2016-03-18

    A Cp*Rh(III)-catalyzed cross-coupling of alkyltrifluoroborate with α-diazomalonates was developed; the C(sp(3))-C(sp(3)) bond coupled products were formed in up to 97% yields. The reaction tolerates some useful functional groups, including ketone, ester, amide, ether, sulfonyl, and thiophene. Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) analysis revealed the formation of a distinct molecular species corresponding to σ-alkylrhodium(III) complexes. The successful diazo coupling reaction may be attributed to coordination of the amide group that promotes stability of the alkylrhodium(III) complex through the formation of a five-membered metallacycle. PMID:26926387

  19. Biodegradation and dissolution of polyaromatic hydrocarbons by Stenotrophomonas sp.

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    Tiwari, Bhagyashree; Manickam, N; Kumari, Smita; Tiwari, Akhilesh

    2016-09-01

    The aim of this work was to study the biodegradation capabilities of a locally isolated bacterium, Stenotrophomonas sp. strain IITR87 to degrade the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and also check the preferential biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). From preferential substrate degradation studies, it was found that Stenotrophomonas sp. strain IITR87 first utilized phenanthrene (three membered ring), followed by pyrene (four membered ring), then benzo[α]pyrene (five membered ring). Dissolution study of PAHs with surfactants, rhamnolipid and tritonX-100 showed that the dissolution of PAHs increased in the presence of surfactants. PMID:27342606

  20. The agminosides: naturally acetylated glycolipids from the New Zealand marine sponge Raspailia agminata.

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    Wojnar, Joanna M; Northcote, Peter T

    2011-01-28

    Examination of the New Zealand sponge Raspailia agminata resulted in the isolation of five members of a novel family of glycolipids, agminosides A-E (1-5). These large and complex molecules contain up to six partially acetylated glucose residues. The chromatographic separation of these compounds was a challenge due to the similarity of the congeners and their lack of a chromophore. MS-guided isolation followed by extensive NMR analysis and chemical derivatization eventually led to the purification and identification of 1-5.

  1. Design, synthesis, and evaluation of conformationally restricted acetanilides as potent and selective β3 adrenergic receptor agonists for the treatment of overactive bladder.

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    Moyes, Christopher R; Berger, Richard; Goble, Stephen D; Harper, Bart; Shen, Dong-Ming; Wang, Liping; Bansal, Alka; Brown, Patricia N; Chen, Airu S; Dingley, Karen H; Di Salvo, Jerry; Fitzmaurice, Aileen; Gichuru, Loise N; Hurley, Amanda L; Jochnowitz, Nina; Miller, Randall R; Mistry, Shruty; Nagabukuro, Hiroshi; Salituro, Gino M; Sanfiz, Anthony; Stevenson, Andra S; Villa, Katherine; Zamlynny, Beata; Struthers, Mary; Weber, Ann E; Edmondson, Scott D

    2014-02-27

    A series of conformationally restricted acetanilides were synthesized and evaluated as β3-adrenergic receptor agonists (β3-AR) for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB). Optimization studies identified a five-membered ring as the preferred conformational lock of the acetanilide. Further optimization of both the aromatic and thiazole regions led to compounds such as 19 and 29, which have a good balance of potency and selectivity. These compounds have significantly reduced intrinsic clearance compared to our initial series of pyridylethanolamine β3-AR agonists and thus have improved unbound drug exposures. Both analogues demonstrated dose dependent β3-AR mediated responses in a rat bladder hyperactivity model. PMID:24437735

  2. Coarctate cyclization reactions: a primer.

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    Young, Brian S; Herges, Rainer; Haley, Michael M

    2012-10-01

    The cleavage of five-membered heterocycles possessing an exocyclic carbene or nitrene to form conjugated ene-ene-yne systems has been documented for over 40 years; however, the reverse reaction, using a conjugated "ene-ene-yne" precursor to form a heterocycle is a relatively new approach. Over the past decade, the Haley and Herges groups have studied computationally and experimentally the cyclization of the "hetero-ene-ene-yne" motif via an unusual class of concerted reactions known as coarctate reactions. This feature article details our synthetic and mechanistic work involving triazene-arene-alkynes and structurally-related systems to generate heterocycles using coarctate chemistry.

  3. A SWOT analysis of the organization and financing of the Danish health care system.

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    Christiansen, Terkel

    2002-02-01

    The organization and financing of the Danish health care system was evaluated within a framework of a SWOT analysis (analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) by a panel of five members with a background in health economics. The present paper describes the methods and materials used for the evaluation: selection of panel members, structure of the evaluation task according to the health care triangle model, selection of background material consisting of documents and literature on the Danish health care system, and a 1-week study visit.

  4. An overview of the synthetic routes to the best selling drugs containing 6-membered heterocycles

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Summary This review which is the second in this series summarises the most common synthetic routes as applied to the preparation of many modern pharmaceutical compounds categorised as containing a six-membered heterocyclic ring. The reported examples are based on the top retailing drug molecules combining synthetic information from both scientific journals and the wider patent literature. It is hoped that this compilation, in combination with the previously published review on five-membered rings, will form a comprehensive foundation and reference source for individuals interested in medicinal, synthetic and preparative chemistry. PMID:24204439

  5. Bis(4-hy­droxy-3-meth­oxy­benzaldehyde 4-phenyl­thio­semicarbazonato-N 1,S)nickel(II)

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    de Oliveira, Adriano Bof; Feitosa, Bárbara Regina Santos; Näther, Christian; Jess, Inke

    2014-01-01

    In the title compound, [Ni(C15H14N3O2S)2], the NiII atom lies on a center of symmetry. The deprotonated ligands act as N,S-donors, forming five-membered metalla-rings. The NiII atom is four-coordinated in a slightly distorted square-planar environment. In the crystal, the discrete complex mol­ecules are linked by weak N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, generating chains along [110]. The chains are further connected via weak O—H⋯N inter­actions into a layered network extending parallel to (001). PMID:24860322

  6. Low Catalyst Loadings in Olefin Metathesis: Synthesis of Nitrogen Heterocycles by Ring Closing Metathesis

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    Kuhn, Kevin M.; Champagne, Timothy M.; Hong, Soon Hyeok; Wei, Wen-Hao; Nickel, Andrew; Lee, Choon Woo; Virgil, Scott C.; Grubbs, Robert H.; Pederson, Richard L.

    2010-01-01

    (eq 1) A series of ruthenium catalysts have been screened under ring closing metathesis (RCM) conditions to produce five-, six-, and seven-membered carbamate-protected cyclic amines. Many of these catalysts demonstrated excellent RCM activity and yields with as low as 500 ppm catalyst loadings. RCM of the five-membered carbamate-series could be run neat, the six-membered carbamate-series could be run at 1.0 M concentrations and the seven-membered carbamate-series worked best at 0.2 M to 0.05 M concentrations. PMID:20141172

  7. Low catalyst loadings in olefin metathesis: synthesis of nitrogen heterocycles by ring-closing metathesis.

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    Kuhn, Kevin M; Champagne, Timothy M; Hong, Soon Hyeok; Wei, Wen-Hao; Nickel, Andrew; Lee, Choon Woo; Virgil, Scott C; Grubbs, Robert H; Pederson, Richard L

    2010-03-01

    A series of ruthenium catalysts have been screened under ring-closing metathesis (RCM) conditions to produce five-, six-, and seven-membered carbamate-protected cyclic amines. Many of these catalysts demonstrated excellent RCM activity and yields with as low as 500 ppm catalyst loadings. RCM of the five-membered carbamate series could be run neat, the six-membered carbamate series could be run at 1.0 M, and the seven-membered carbamate series worked best at 0.2-0.05 M.

  8. Why does Togni's reagent I exist in the high-energy hypervalent iodine form? Re-evaluation of benziodoxole based hypervalent iodine reagents.

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    Sun, Tian-Yu; Wang, Xiao; Geng, Hao; Xie, Yaoming; Wu, Yun-Dong; Zhang, Xinhao; Schaefer, Henry F

    2016-04-01

    Togni's reagents have become very popular trifluoromethylating reagents in organic synthesis. The existing form of Togni's reagent I is a hypervalent iodine compound which lies much higher in energy than its ether isomer. The high-energy hypervalent iodine form makes Togni's reagent I very effective and versatile. The energy differences between the two forms correlate with the trans influence of the substituents. The five-membered ring in the benziodoxole-based scaffold is an important reason for its existence in the higher-energy form. The relation to Buchwald's 2014 research is discussed.

  9. Use of a New Spirophosphine to Achieve Catalytic Enantioselective [4+1] Annulations of Amines with Allenes to Generate Dihydropyrroles

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    Kramer, Søren; Fu, Gregory C.

    2015-01-01

    Due in part to the common occurrence of five-membered nitrogen heterocycles in bioactive molecules, the discovery of methods for the enantioselective synthesis of such structures is a useful endeavor. Building on a single example by Tong of a phosphine-catalyzed [4+1] annulation of an amine with an allene that furnished an achiral dihydropyrrole in 22% yield, we have developed, with the aid of a new chiral spirophosphine catalyst, a method with increased utility, specifically, improved yield, enhanced scope (the use of γ-substituted allenes), and good ee. The enantioenriched dihydropyrrole products can be transformed into other interesting families of compounds with very good stereoselectivity. PMID:25780940

  10. Crystal structure of 2-ethyl-4-methyl-1-(2-oxido-3,4-dioxo­cyclo­but-1-en-1-yl)-1H-imidazol-3-ium

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    Korkmaz, Ufuk; Bulut, Iclal; Bulut, Ahmet

    2016-01-01

    In the title inner salt molecule, C10H10N2O3, the four-membered cyclobutene ring is twisted by 7.1 (2)° with respect to the five-membered imidazole ring. The crystal packing exhibits an R 2 2(9) hydrogen-bonding ring motif through N—H⋯O and C—H⋯O inter­actions. The potential non-linear optical properties were studied by a computational ab initio calculations performed at the DFT/B3LYP/6–31++G(d,p) level of theory. PMID:27555949

  11. Kinetic Stability of Non-IPR Fullerene Molecular Ions.

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    Aihara, Jun-ichi; Nakagami, Yuto; Sekine, Rika

    2015-06-18

    Many fullerenes that violate the isolated pentagon rule (IPR) form stable metallofullerenes. In general, a fullerene cage is kinetically stabilized by acquiring a given number of electrons. Kinetic stability of negatively charged non-IPR fullerenes, including the recently isolated endohedral metallofullerene with a heptagonal face, was rationalized in terms of bond resonance energy (BRE). Interestingly, molecular anions of conventional fullerenes found in most isolated metallofullerenes are kinetically stable with large positive BREs for all CC bonds. As we pointed out in 1993, the IPR does not apply to charged fullerenes because π-bonds shared by two five-membered rings are aromatized to varying extents. PMID:26020361

  12. Post-transcriptional regulation of ethylene perception and signaling in Arabidopsis

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    Schaller, George Eric

    2014-03-19

    The simple gas ethylene functions as an endogenous regulator of plant growth and development, and modulates such energy relevant processes as photosynthesis and biomass accumulation. Ethylene is perceived in the plant Arabidopsis by a five-member family of receptors related to bacterial histidine kinases. Our data support a general model in which the receptors exist as parts of larger protein complexes. Our goals have been to (1) characterize physical interactions among members of the signaling complex; (2) the role of histidine-kinase transphosphorylation in signaling by the complex; and (3) the role of a novel family of proteins that regulate signal output by the receptors.

  13. Recent advances in bioactive pyrazoles.

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    Küçükgüzel, Ş Güniz; Şenkardeş, Sevil

    2015-06-01

    Pyrazole is a five membered and two-nitrogen containing heterocyclic ring. These structures have been investigated in the development of novel compounds with hypoglycemic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, antimycobacterial, antioxidant, antiviral, insecticidal and antitumor activities. Therefore, these compounds have been synthesized as target structures by many researchers and were evaluated for their biological activities. We hope that the bioactivity of pyrazole derivatives will be beneficial for the rational design of new generation of small molecule drugs. In this review, we report the structures of 1H-pyrazoles with their corresponding biological activities for 21st (in 2000-2014 years) century.

  14. Crew portrait during 51-A mission

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    1984-01-01

    The five-member 51-A crew celebrates a successful mission. Front row (l.-r.) Astronauts David H. Walker,pilot; Anna Lee Fisher and Joseph P. Allen, mission specialists; back row, Dale A. Gardner, mission specialist; and Frederick H. (Rick) Hauck, crew commander. The front row of astronauts are holding up signs which say 'The Eagle Flies High', '2 up, 2 down, the Ace Repo Co.' and 'The Ace Repo Co., The Sky's no limit'. The reference to the Eagle has to do with the Discovery crew's mascot, which appeared both in tis crew portrait and insignia.

  15. 1-(4,5-Dinitro-10-aza-tricyclo-[6.3.1.0]dodeca-2,4,6-trien-10-yl)-2,2,2-trifluoro-ethanone.

    PubMed

    Xu, Hao; Quan, Ji-Cai; Xu, Jian; Chen, Jing; Wang, Jin-Tang

    2008-11-22

    In the title compound, C(13)H(10)F(3)N(3)O(5), a derivative of andrographolide, the five-membered ring adopts an envelope conformation, while the non-planar six-membered ring has a chair conformation. An intra-molecular C-H⋯F hydrogen bond results in the formation of a non-planar six-membered ring adopting a twisted conformation. In the crystal structure, inter-molecular C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol-ecules into centrosymmetric dimers.

  16. Bis(3-amino-phen-yl) sulfone acetonitrile solvate.

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    Yao, Wei; Li, Fang-Shi; Yu, Da-Sheng; Lu, Chui; Zhu, Jin-Na

    2008-05-21

    In the sulfone mol-ecule of the title compound, C(12)H(12)N(2)O(2)S·C(2)H(3)N, the two benzene rings are oriented at a dihedral angle of 80.69 (3)°. Weak intra-molecular C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds result in the formation of two five-membered rings, which both have envelope conformations. In the crystal structure, inter-molecular N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol-ecules.

  17. 2-Nitro­benzyl 2-chloro­acetate

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    Zhu, Kai; Liu, Hui; Wang, Yan-Hua; Han, Ping-Fang; Wei, Ping

    2009-01-01

    In the mol­ecule of the title compound, C9H8ClNO4, an intra­molecular C—H⋯O inter­action results in the formation of a near-planar (r.m.s. deviation 0.002 Å) five-membered ring, which is oriented at a dihedral angle of 4.07 (4)° with respect to the adjacent aromatic ring. In the crystal structure, inter­molecular C—H⋯O inter­actions link the mol­ecules into a two-dimensional network. PMID:21577790

  18. Ethyl 2-{N-[N-(4-chloro-6-methoxy-pyrimidin-2-yl)carbamo-yl]sulfamo-yl}benzoate.

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    Lu, Chui; Li, Fang-Shi; Yu, Da-Sheng; Yao, Wei; Liu, Yin-Hong

    2008-06-13

    The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C(15)H(15)ClN(4)O(6)S, contains two independent mol-ecules, in which the pyrimidine and benzene rings are oriented at dihedral angles of 75.21 (3) and 86.00 (3)°. Intra-molecular N-H⋯N and C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds result in the formation of two five- and two six-membered rings. The six-membered rings have flattened-boat conformations, while the five-membered rings adopt envelope conformations. In the crystal structure, inter-molecular N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol-ecules.

  19. 2-Nitro-benzyl 2-chloro-acetate.

    PubMed

    Zhu, Kai; Liu, Hui; Wang, Yan-Hua; Han, Ping-Fang; Wei, Ping

    2009-09-05

    In the mol-ecule of the title compound, C(9)H(8)ClNO(4), an intra-molecular C-H⋯O inter-action results in the formation of a near-planar (r.m.s. deviation 0.002 Å) five-membered ring, which is oriented at a dihedral angle of 4.07 (4)° with respect to the adjacent aromatic ring. In the crystal structure, inter-molecular C-H⋯O inter-actions link the mol-ecules into a two-dimensional network.

  20. 1-(4,5-Dinitro-10-aza­tricyclo­[6.3.1.02,7]dodeca-2,4,6-trien-10-yl)-2,2,2-trifluoro­ethanone

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    Xu, Hao; Quan, Ji-Cai; Xu, Jian; Chen, Jing; Wang, Jin-Tang

    2008-01-01

    In the title compound, C13H10F3N3O5, a derivative of andrographolide, the five-membered ring adopts an envelope conformation, while the non-planar six-membered ring has a chair conformation. An intra­molecular C—H⋯F hydrogen bond results in the formation of a non-planar six-membered ring adopting a twisted conformation. In the crystal structure, inter­molecular C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol­ecules into centrosymmetric dimers. PMID:21581393

  1. Oxygen-18 Labeling evidence against a hexacoordinate phosphorus intermediate in the alkaline hydrolysis of ethyl ethylene phosphate

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    Gorenstein, D.G.; Taira, K.

    1982-11-03

    The role of the hexacoordinate phosphorus intermediate in the reactions of phosphate esters is elucidated in this report. This report presents /sup 18/O labeling results that argue against the formation of such a species in the hydrolysis of a related five-membered ring phosphate ester, ethyl ethylene phosphate. Results confirm that no oxygen exchange from solvent occurs during the course of the reaction or with starting material or products and that there is 100% P-O cleavage for all products at pH2-15 (other results not reported). In addition, most significantly we have found no evidence under any conditions for formation of a hexacoordinate intermediate.

  2. Catalytic Intramolecular Ketone Alkylation with Olefins by Dual Activation.

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    Lim, Hee Nam; Dong, Guangbin

    2015-12-01

    Two complementary methods for catalytic intramolecular ketone alkylation reactions with unactivated olefins, resulting in Conia-ene-type reactions, are reported. The transformations are enabled by dual activation of both the ketone and the olefin and are atom-economical as stoichiometric oxidants or reductants are not required. Assisted by Kool's aniline catalyst, the reaction conditions can be both pH- and redox-neutral. A broad range of functional groups are thus tolerated. Whereas the rhodium catalysts are effective for the formation of five-membered rings, a ruthenium-based system that affords the six-membered ring products was also developed.

  3. The human growth hormone gene is regulated by a multicomponent locus control region

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    Jones, B.; Cooke, N.E.; Liebhaber, S.A.; Monks, B.R.

    1995-12-01

    This article describes research involving the five-member human growth hormone (hGH)/chorionic somatomammotropin (hCS) gene cluster and its expression in the placenta. The results indicate that interactions among multiple elements are required to restrict hGH transcription to the pituitary and generate appropriate levels of expression in the mouse genome. In addition, the results suggest a role for shared and unique regulatory sequences in locus control region-mediated expression of the hGH/hCS gene cluster in the pituitary and possibly the placenta. 67 refs., 9 figs.

  4. Quaternary anticholinesterase therapeutics. Annual report, 22 July 1986-21 July 1987

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    Harris, R.N.; Koolpe, G.A.; Lovejoy, S.M.; Kelson, A.B.; Vu, H.M.

    1988-04-01

    Ninety-five new imidazolium, pyridinium, and 1,2,4-triazolium salts were prepared, characterized, and submitted to WRAIR for in-vivo evaluation as antidotes against the nerve agent soman. Many of the salts were evaluated at the U.S. Army Institute of Chemical Defense (ICD) in the mouse as treatment therapeutics for organophosphonate nerve agent intoxication. Of the effective type I compounds, those that provided the greatest protective ability incorporated side chains functionalized with nitro, sulfone, and amino groups. In an effort to prepare type I and II compounds that have the potential to reactivate aged, inhibited acetylcholinesterase by means of a chelated metal ion, several new phosphatase simulant ligands were prepared and characterized. Unfortunately, the ligands could not be induced to form stable metal complexes. Finally, a methodology for preparing 4(5)-substituted imidazoles was established and subsequently applied to the preparation of several new 4(5)-substituted type I salts.

  5. Synthesis, quantitative structure-activity relationship and biological evaluation of 1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives possessing diphenylamine moiety as potential anticancer agents.

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    Abdel Rahman, Doaa Ezzat

    2013-01-01

    Synthesis of 2,5-disubstituted-1,3,4-oxadiazole (2a-c), 3-substituted aminomethyl-5-substituted-1,3,4-oxadiazole-2(3H)-thione (4a-m) and 2-substituted thio-5-substituted-1,3,4-oxadiazole (5a, b) had been described. All the synthesized derivatives were screened for anticancer activity against HT29 and MCF7 cancer cell lines using Sulfo-Rodamine B (SRB) standard method. Most of the tested compounds exploited potent antiproliferative activity against HT29 cancer cell line rather than MCF7 cancer cell line. Compounds 2a-c, 4f and 5a exhibited potent cytotoxicity (IC(50) 1.3-2.0 µM) and selectivity against HT29 cancer cell line. Quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) study was applied to find a correlation between the experimental antiproliferative activities of the newly synthesized oxadiazole derivatives with their physicochemical parameter and topological index.

  6. Substituted isoxazole analogs of farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist GW4064

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    Bass, Jonathan Y.; Caldwell, Richard D.; Caravella, Justin A.; Chen, Lihong; Creech, Katrina L.; Deaton, David N.; Madauss, Kevin P.; Marr, Harry B.; McFadyen, Robert B.; Miller, Aaron B.; Parks, Derek J.; Todd, Dan; Williams, Shawn P.; Wisely, G. Bruce

    2010-09-27

    Starting from the known FXR agonist GW 4064 1a, a series of alternately 3,5-substituted isoxazoles was prepared. Several of these analogs were potent full FXR agonists. A subset of this series, with a tether between the isoxazole ring and the 3-position aryl substituent, were equipotent FXR agonists to GW 4064 1a, with the 2,6-dimethyl phenol analog 1t having greater FRET FXR potency than GW 4064 1a.

  7. Substituted isoxazole analogs of farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist GW4064.

    PubMed

    Bass, Jonathan Y; Caldwell, Richard D; Caravella, Justin A; Chen, Lihong; Creech, Katrina L; Deaton, David N; Madauss, Kevin P; Marr, Harry B; McFadyen, Robert B; Miller, Aaron B; Parks, Derek J; Todd, Dan; Williams, Shawn P; Wisely, G Bruce

    2009-06-01

    Starting from the known FXR agonist GW 4064 1a, a series of alternately 3,5-substituted isoxazoles was prepared. Several of these analogs were potent full FXR agonists. A subset of this series, with a tether between the isoxazole ring and the 3-position aryl substituent, were equipotent FXR agonists to GW 4064 1a, with the 2,6-dimethyl phenol analog 1t having greater FRET FXR potency than GW 4064 1a.

  8. On the Brønsted acid-catalyzed homogeneous hydrolysis of furans.

    PubMed

    Nikbin, Nima; Caratzoulas, Stavros; Vlachos, Dionisios G

    2013-11-01

    Furan affairs: Electronic structure calculations of the homogeneous Brønsted acid-catalyzed hydrolysis of 2,5-dimethylfuran show that proton transfer to the β-position is rate-limiting and provides support that the hydrolysis follows general acid catalysis. By means of projected Fukui indices, we show this to be the case for unsubstituted, 2-, and 2,5-substituted furans with electron-donating groups.

  9. An efficient, regioselective amination of 3,5-disubstituted pyridine N-oxides using saccharin as an ammonium surrogate.

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    Farrell, Robert P; Silva Elipe, Maria Victoria; Bartberger, Michael D; Tedrow, Jason S; Vounatsos, Filisaty

    2013-01-01

    A process for the regioselective amination of unsymmetrical 3,5-substituted pyridine N-oxides has been developed utilizing cheap, readily available saccharin as an ammonium surrogate. High conversions of the corresponding saccharin adducts have been achieved under mild reaction conditions. In situ deprotection under acidic conditions allows for a one-pot process to substituted aminopyridines. High regioselectivities were obtained from a variety of 3,5-disubstituted pyridine N-oxides.

  10. Synthesis of Phthalocyanines with a Pentafluorosulfanyl Substituent at Peripheral Positions.

    PubMed

    Iida, Norihito; Tanaka, Kenta; Tokunaga, Etsuko; Mori, Satoru; Saito, Norimichi; Shibata, Norio

    2015-12-01

    The pentafluorosulfanyl (SF5) group is more electronegative, lipophilic and sterically bulky relative to the well-explored trifluoromethyl (CF3) group. As such, the SF5 group could offer access to pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and optoelectronic materials with novel properties. Here, the first synthesis of phthalocyanines (Pcs), a class of compounds used as dyes and with potential as photodynamic therapeutics, with a SF5 group directly attached on their peripheral positions is disclosed. The key for this work is the preparation of a series of SF5-containing phthalonitriles, which was beautifully regio-controlled by a stepwise cyanation via ortho-lithiation/iodination from commercially available pentafluorosulfanyl arenes. The macrocyclization of the SF5-containing phthalonitriles to SF5-substituted Pcs required harsh conditions with the exception of the synthesis of β-SF5-substituted Pc. The regiospecificity of the newly developed SF5-substituted Pcs observed by UV/Vis spectra and fluorescence quantum yields depend on the peripheral positon of the SF5 group. PMID:27308194

  11. Structure-reactivity relationships for beta-galactosidase (Escherichia coli, lac Z). 4. Mechanism for reaction of nucleophiles with the galactosyl-enzyme intermediates of E461G and E461Q beta-galactosidases.

    PubMed

    Richard, J P; Huber, R E; Heo, C; Amyes, T L; Lin, S

    1996-09-24

    nucleophiles toward the covalent galactosyl-enzyme intermediate of the reactions catalyzed by the E461G enzyme is similar to that observed for partitioning of stable carbocations in water. This suggests that replacement of the anionic side chain of Glu-461 by a hydrogen exposes an enzyme-stabilized oxocarbenium ion intermediate to reaction with external nucleophilic reagents.

  12. Substituent effects on carbocation stability: the pK(R) for p-quinone methide.

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    Toteva, Maria M; Moran, Michael; Amyes, Tina L; Richard, John P

    2003-07-23

    A value of k(H) = 1.5 x 10(-)(3) M(-)(1) s(-)(1) has been determined for the generation of simple p-quinone methide by the acid-catalyzed cleavage of 4-hydroxybenzyl alcohol in water at 25 degrees C and I = 1.0 (NaClO(4)). This was combined with k(s) = 5.8 x 10(6) s(-)(1) for the reverse addition of solvent water to the 4-hydroxybenzyl carbocation [J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 6349-6356] to give pK(R) = -9.6 as the Lewis acidity constant of O-protonated p-quinone methide. Values of pK(R) = 2.3 for the Lewis acidity constant of neutral p-quinone methide and pK(add) = -7.6 for the overall addition of solvent water to p-quinone methide to form 4-hydroxybenzyl alcohol are also reported. The thermodynamic driving force for transfer of the elements of water from formaldehyde hydrate to p-quinone methide to form formaldehyde and p-(hydroxymethyl)phenol (4-hydroxybenzyl alcohol) is determined as 6 kcal/mol. This relatively small driving force represents the balance between the much stronger chemical bonds to oxygen at the reactant formaldehyde hydrate than at the product p-(hydroxymethyl)phenol and the large stabilization of product arising from the aromatization that accompanies solvent addition to p-quinone methide. The Marcus intrinsic barrier for nucleophilic addition of solvent water to the "extended" carbonyl group at p-quinone methide is estimated to be 4.5 kcal/mol larger than that for the addition of water to the simple carbonyl group of formaldehyde. O-Alkylation of p-quinone methide to give the 4-methoxybenzyl carbocation and of formaldehyde to give a simple oxocarbenium ion results in very little change in the relative Marcus intrinsic barriers for the addition of solvent water to these electrophiles.

  13. Ring Enlargement of Three-Membered Boron Heterocycles upon Reaction with Organic π Systems: Implications for the Trapping of Borylenes.

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    Krasowska, Małgorzata; Bettinger, Holger F

    2016-07-18

    New low-energy pathways for the reaction between substituted boriranes and borirenes with unsaturated hydrocarbons (ethyne or ethene) were discovered using density functional and coupled cluster theory. The interaction between the π bond of the hydrocarbon and the empty p orbital of the boron center leads to ring expansion of the three-membered to a five-membered boron heterocycle. The reactions are strongly exothermic and have low or even no barriers. They involve intermediates with a pentacoordinate boron center with two hydrocarbon molecules coordinating to boron akin to metal-olefin complexes. These borylene complexes are shallow minima on the potential energy surfaces. But significantly higher barriers for ring formation are computed for 1,5-cyclooctadiene and dibenzocyclooctatetraene complexes of borylenes, making these complexes likely detectable under appropriate experimental conditions. Our computational findings have implications for the interpretation of trapping experiments of thermally generated small borylenes with excess of small π systems. Because of very low barriers for reactions of three-membered boron heterocycles with π systems and the at least locally large excess of the latter under such conditions, formation of five-membered boron heterocycles should be considered. PMID:27305278

  14. Photochemistry of hydrogen bonded heterocycles probed by photodissociation experiments and ab initio methods.

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    Slavíček, Petr; Fárník, Michal

    2011-07-14

    In this perspective article, we focus on the photochemistry of five-membered nitrogen containing heterocycles (pyrrole, imidazole and pyrazole) in clusters. These heterocycles represent paradigmatic structures for larger biologically active heterocyclic molecules and complexes. The dimers of the three molecules are also archetypes of different bonding patterns: N-H···π interaction, N-H···N hydrogen bond and double hydrogen bond. We briefly review available data on photochemistry of the title molecules in the gas phase, but primarily we focus on the new reaction channels opened upon the complexation with other heterocycles or solvent molecules. Based on ab initio calculations we discuss various possible reactions in the excited states of the clusters: (1) hydrogen dissociation, (2) hydrogen transfer between the heterocyclic units, (3) molecular ring distortion, and (4) coupled electron-proton transfer. The increasing photostability with complexity of the system can be inferred from experiments with photodissociation in these clusters. A unified view on photoinduced processes in five-membered N-heterocycles is provided. We show that even though different deactivation channels are energetically possible for the complexed heterocycles, in most cases the major result is a fast reconstruction of the ground state. The complexed or solvated heterocycles are thus inherently photostable although the stability can in principle be achieved via different reaction routes.

  15. X-ray and DFT Study of Glaucocalyxin A Compound with Cytotoxic Activity

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    Wang, Fu-dong; Wang, Tao; Wu, An-an; Ding, Lan; Wang, Han-qing

    2009-06-01

    The title compound glaucocalyxin A (1) (7α, 14β-dihydroxy-ent-kaur-16-en-3,15-dione) isolated from the leaves of isodon excisoides was characterized by IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, 1H-1H COSY, HMQC, HMBC, and EIMS, and its crystal structure was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The X-ray crystal structure revealed that the molecular backbone of the chosen crystal is a tetracyclic system, including three six-membered rings and a five-membered ring, and the three six-membered rings are in a chair-like conformation. The five-membered ring adopts a twisted envelope-like conformation, and its geometrical parameters were compared with theoretical calculations at the B3LYP and HF level of theory. The molecules form extensive networks through the intra- and intermolecular hydrogen bonds. The experimental NMR data were interpreted with the aid of magnetic shielding constant calculations, by means of the GIAO (gauge-lncluding atomic orbitals) method. Calculated and experimental results were compared with a satisfactory level of agreement. Molecular electrostatic potential map was used in an attempt to identify key features of the diterpenoid glaucocalyxin A that is necessary for its activity. Calculations of molecular electrostatic potential and stabilization energies suggest that the protonation of glaucocalyxin A will be able to occur on carbonyl oxygen atoms.

  16. Electrochemical Behavior of meso-Substituted Porphyrins: The Role of Cation Radicals to the Half-Wave Oxidation Potential Splitting.

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    Tran, Thai T H; Chang, Yan-Ru; Hoang, Tuan K A; Kuo, Ming-Yu; Su, Yuhlong O

    2016-07-21

    In this study, the electrochemical behavior of free base and zinc meso-substituted porphyrins is examined by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and density functional theory (DFT). The results show that the half-wave oxidation potential splitting of the two oxidation states (ΔE= second E1/2 - first E1/2) of tetraphenylporphyrin (H2TPP) and its zinc complex (ZnTPP) are higher than those of porphyrins and their zinc complexes with meso-substituted five-membered heterocylic rings. The ΔE values follow the trend of TPP > T(3'-thienyl)P > T(3'-furyl)P > T(2'-thienyl)P for both meso-porphyrins and their respective zinc complexes. By employing DFT calculations, we have found that the trend of ΔE values is consistent with that of highest spin density (HSD) distribution and HOMO-LUMO energy gaps of cationic radicals as well as the π-conjugation between central porphyrin and meso-substituted rings. Also, they exhibit the better resonance between the porphyrin ring with meso-substituted rings as moving from porphyrins and their zinc complexes with phenyl rings to five-membered heterocyclic rings. A good agreement between calculated and experimental results indicates that cationic radicals, especially their spin density distribution, do play an important role in half-wave oxidation potential splitting of meso-porphyrins and their zinc complexes. PMID:27379447

  17. Resonance Raman spectra of. cap alpha. -copper phthalocyanine

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    Bovill, A.J.; McConnell, A.A.; Nimmo, J.A.; Smith, W.E.

    1986-02-13

    Raman spectra of ..cap alpha..-copper phthalocyanine (..cap alpha..-CuPc) were recorded at room temperature and at 10 K with excitation wavelengths between 457 and 714 nm. Resonance enhancement was greatest for modes for which the largest displacements were on either the inner five-membered ring of the isoindole groups or the inner macrocycle and consequently assignment of the bands to modes of the entire molecule was possible by comparison with nickel octaethylporphyrin. Four out of five bands resonant in the Q band region and preresonant near the B band absorption region are totally symmetric modes. B band preresonance occurs more strongly with high-frequency modes. At low temperatures, multimode interactions are reduced and profiles were obtained which can be compared with solution profiles of porphyrins. Both Q/sub x/ and Q/sub y/ 0-0 scattering can be identified and a helper mode is evident. A term enhancement predominates, with B/sub 1g/ and B/sub 2g/ modes enhanced because of a Jahn-Teller distortion of the excited state. The resonance studies, together with electronic absorption spectra and published theoretical studies, confirm that the Q band in ..cap alpha..-CuPc is largely due to an allowed ..pi..-..pi..* transition associated mainly with the macrocycle and inner five-membered rings of the isoindole groups. 25 references, 5 figures, 2 tables.

  18. 5,10,15,20-Tetra-kis(4-acetyl-oxyphen-yl)porphyrin including an unknown solvate.

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    Miranda, Micael D; Ramos Silva, Manuela; Maria, Teresa M R; Balakrishna, Avula; Sobral, Abilio J F N

    2012-12-01

    Mol-ecules of the title compound, C52H38N4O8, are located on an inversion center so that the asymmetric cell contains one half of the mol-ecule. The macrocycle exhibits a ruffled conformation with a maximum deviation of 0.16 Å for the 24 macrocycle atoms: the dihedral angle between adjacent five-membered rings is 5.13 (19)°. The benzene rings are rotated by 70.25 (19)° with respect to their adjacent protonated five-membered rings, and by 65.56 (19)° with respect to the unprotonated rings. The porphyrin conformation is supported by bifurcated N-H⋯(N,N) hydrogen bonds. The structure contained poorly resolved solvent mol-ecules in voids of volume 217 Å(3) per unit cell. The latter were treated using the SQUEEZE routine in PLATON [Spek (2009 ▶). Acta Cryst. D65, 148-155]. As the solvent could not be identified exactly, it was not included in the calculation of the overall formula weight, density and absorption coefficient. PMID:23476273

  19. Epoxides, cyclic sulfites, and sulfate from natural pentacyclic triterpenoids: theoretical calculations and chemical transformations.

    PubMed

    García-Granados, Andrés; López, Pilar E; Melguizo, Enrique; Moliz, Juan N; Parra, Andrés; Simeó, Yolanda; Dobado, José A

    2003-06-13

    Several triterpenic derivatives, with the A-ring functionalized, were semisynthesized from oleanolic and maslinic acids. The reactivities of sulfites, sulfate, and epoxides in these triterpene compounds were investigated under different reaction conditions. Moreover, contracted A-ring triterpenes (five-membered rings) were obtained, by different treatments of the sulfate 7. From the epoxide 8, deoxygenated and halohydrin derivatives were semisynthesized with several nucleophiles. Ozonolysis and Beckmann reactions were used to yield 4-aza compounds, from five-membered ring olanediene triterpenes. The X-ray structure of sulfate 7 is given and compared with density functional theory geometries. Theoretical (13)C and (1)H chemical shifts (gauge-invariant atomic orbital method at the B3LYP/6-31G*//B3LYP/6-31G* level) and (3)J(H,H) coupling constants were calculated for compounds 5-9 and 34-36, identifying the (R)- or (S)-sulfur and alpha- or beta-epoxide configurations together with 4-aza or 3-aza structures.

  20. Tricyclohexylphosphine-Catalyzed Cycloaddition of Enynoates with [60]Fullerene and the Application of Cyclopentenofullerenes as n-Type Materials in Organic Photovoltaics.

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    Wu, An-Ju; Tseng, Po-Yen; Hsu, Wei-Hsin; Chuang, Shih-Ching

    2016-01-15

    The tricyclohexylphosphine-catalyzed [3 + 2] cycloaddition of (E)-alkyl 5-substituted phenylpent-4-en-2-ynoates with [60]fullerene was studied. This reaction undergoes an initial 1,3-addition of phosphines toward the α-carbons of enynoates. Subsequent cycloaddition of the generated 1,3-dipoles with [60]fullerene and elimination of tricyclohexylphosphines resulted in cyclopentenofullerenes in 20-43% yields. The isolated cyclopentenofullerenes were observed to serve as n-type materials in organic photovoltaics, providing a maximum average power conversion efficiency of 3.79 ± 0.29% upon embedding with P3HT in the active layer.

  1. Correlation of exchange bias with magneto-structural effects across the compensation temperature of Co(Cr1-xFex)2O4 (x = 0.05 and 0.075)

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    Kumar, Ram; Padam, R.; Rayaprol, S.; Siruguri, Vasudeva; Pal, D.

    2016-03-01

    A small amount of Fe (5% and 7.5%) substitution in the Cr-site of the multiferroic compound CoCr2O4 leads to a magnetization reversal. In these compounds, we report a sign change in the exchange bias across the compensation temperature, accompanied by a non-monotonic change in the local moments across the compensation temperature. Such non-monotonic change in the magnetic moments is triggered by a similar change in the lattice structure. We relate here the sign change of exchange bias with that of the crystalline energy of the lattice and the Zeeman energy term arising from the anti-site disorder.

  2. Discovery and structure-activity relationships of sulfonamide ETA-selective antagonists.

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    Stein, P D; Floyd, D M; Bisaha, S; Dickey, J; Girotra, R N; Gougoutas, J Z; Kozlowski, M; Lee, V G; Liu, E C; Malley, M F

    1995-04-14

    Random screening of compounds in an ETA receptor binding assay led to the discovery of a class of benzenesulfonamide ligands. Optimization led to the development of 5-amino-N-(3,4-dimethyl-5-isoxazolyl)-1-naphthalenesulfonamides which were functional antagonists. Structural features which were important to activity included a 1,5-substitution pattern on the naphthalene ring; a sulfonamide NH with a pK value < 7; an amine, preferably with alkyl substituents, at the 5-position; and methyl groups on both the 3- and 4-positions of the isoxazole. PMID:7731020

  3. Ruthenium-Vinylidene Complexes: An Efficient Class of Homogeneous Metathesis Catalysts

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    Dragutan, Ileana; Verpoort, Francis; Dragutan, Valerian; Drozdzak, Renata

    Several routes to access ruthenium (Ru)-vinylidene complexes are described, the majority of which employ alkynes and a Ru source as the starting materials. The successful application of Ru-vinylidenes as efficient pre-catalysts for the synthesis of carbocyclic and heterocyclic compounds by ring-closing metathesis (RCM) of αω, -dienes, and in the synthesis of polymers by ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of cyclooctene, norbornene, 5-substituted norbornene, and dicyclopentadiene is fully illustrated. Relevant aspects concerning the activity and selectivity of this type of Ru complexes in metathesis reactions are highlighted.

  4. Spectral, coordination and thermal properties of 5-arylidene thiobarbituric acids

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    Masoud, Mamdouh S.; El-Marghany, Adel; Orabi, Adel; Ali, Alaa E.; Sayed, Reham

    2013-04-01

    Synthesis of 5-arylidine thiobarbituric acids containing different functional groups with variable electronic characters were described and their Co2+, Ni2+ and Cu2+ complexes. The stereochemistry and mode of bonding of 5-(substituted benzylidine)-2-TBA complexes were achieved based on elemental analysis, spectral (UV-VIS, IR, 1H NMR, MS), magnetic susceptibility and conductivity measurements. The ligands were of bidentate and tridentate bonding through S, N and O of pyrimidine nucleolus. All complexes were of octahedral configuration. The thermal data of the complexes pointed to their stability. The mechanism of the thermal decomposition is discussed. The thermodynamic parameters of the dissociation steps were evaluated and discussed.

  5. Ambiphilic properties of SF5CF2CF2Br derived perfluorinated radical in addition reactions across carbon-carbon double bonds.

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    Dudziński, Piotr; Matsnev, Andrej V; Thrasher, Joseph S; Haufe, Günter

    2015-03-01

    The extraordinary properties of the pentafluorosulfanyl (SF5) group attract attention of organic chemists. While numerous SF5-substituted compounds have been synthesized, the direct introduction of SF5(CF2)n moieties has remained almost unexplored. Our investigations revealed the ambiphilic character of the SF5CF2CF2 radical. Addition reactions to electron-rich or electron-deficient alkenes profit either from its electrophilic or nucleophilic properties. Thus, the readily available SF5CF2CF2Br proved to be a promising and versatile building block for the introduction of this perfluorinated moiety.

  6. Formation of α-SF5-Enolate Enables Preparation of 3-SF5-Quinolin-2-ones, 3-SF5-Quinolines, and 3-SF5-Pyridin-2-ones: Evaluation of their Physicochemical Properties.

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    Joliton, Adrien; Plancher, Jean-Marc; Carreira, Erick M

    2016-02-01

    This study describes, for the first time, the generation of a SF5 -substituted ester enolate from benzyl SF5 -acetate under soft enolization conditions, which in turn participates in aldol addition reactions in high yield. The reaction was applied in the synthesis of 3-SF5 -quinolin-2-ones, 3-SF5 -quinolines, and 3-SF5 -pyridin-2-ones, none of which have previously been reported. To provide guidelines for their use in drug discovery, the physicochemical properties of these building blocks were determined and compared with those of their CF3 - and t-Bu-analogues. PMID:26732047

  7. trans-2-Tritylcyclohexanol as a chiral auxiliary in permanganate-mediated oxidative cyclization of 2-methylenehept-5-enoates: application to the synthesis of trans-(+)-linalool oxide.

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    Al Hazmi, Ali M; Sheikh, Nadeem S; Bataille, Carole J R; Al-Hadedi, Azzam A M; Watkin, Sam V; Luker, Tim J; Camp, Nicholas P; Brown, Richard C D

    2014-10-01

    The permanganate-mediated oxidative cyclization of a series of 2-methylenehept-5-eneoates bearing different chiral auxiliaries was investigated, leading to the discovery of trans-2-tritylcyclohexanol (TTC) as a highly effective chiral controller for the formation of the 2,5-substituted THF diol product with high diastereoselectivity (dr ∼97:3). Chiral resolution of (±)-TTC, prepared in one step from cyclohexene oxide, afforded (-)-(1S,2R)-TTC (er >99:1), which was applied to the synthesis of (+)-trans-(2S,5S)-linalool oxide.

  8. Antimalarial and antimicrobial activities of 8-Aminoquinoline-Uracils metal complexes

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    Phopin, Kamonrat; Sinthupoom, Nujarin; Treeratanapiboon, Lertyot; Kunwittaya, Sarun; Prachayasittikul, Supaluk; Ruchirawat, Somsak; Prachayasittikul, Virapong

    2016-01-01

    8-Aminoquinoline (8AQ) derivatives have been reported to have antimalarial, anticancer, and antioxidant activities. This study investigated the potency of 8AQ-5-substituted (iodo and nitro) uracils metal (Mn, Cu, Ni) complexes (1-6) as antimalarial and antimicrobial agents. Interestingly, all of these metal complexes (1-6) showed fair antimalarial activities. Moreover, Cu complexes 2 (8AQ-Cu-5Iu) and 5 (8AQ-Cu-5Nu) exerted antimicrobial activities against Gram-negative bacteria including P. shigelloides and S. dysenteriae. The results reveal application of 8AQ and its metal complexes as potential compounds to be further developed as novel antimalarial and antibacterial agents. PMID:27103894

  9. Canthin-4-ones as Novel Antibacterial Agents.

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    Tremmel, Tim; Puzik, Andreas; Gehring, André P; Bracher, Franz

    2016-09-01

    Based on the chemotype of canthin-4-one alkaloids with moderate antimicrobial activity, a collection of variously substituted canthin-4-ones and desaza analogs were synthesized. Key steps in the syntheses were regioselective halogenations of (desaza) canthin-4-one, followed by Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions. The in vitro screening for antimicrobial activity revealed that two 5-substituted canthin-4-ones (3-pyridyl, 2-bromophenyl) exhibit significant activity against Streptococcus entericus, coupled with high selectivity and the lack of cytotoxicity against mammalian cells. The intact canthin-4-one ring system was demonstrated to be essential for antibacterial activity. PMID:27503113

  10. CENDI - A strategic interagency alliance in the 1990s

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    Caponio, Joseph; Buffum, Elizabeth; Cotter, Gladys; Smith, Kent; Molholm, Kurt

    1991-01-01

    The goals, functions, and accomplishments of the CENDI Group, a government interagency cooperative organization formed to improve federal research and development productivity and R&D information management systems through information exchange, are briefly reviewed. The five member agencies are the Departments of Commerce, Energy, Defense, and Health and Human Services, and NASA. CENDI provides a means for its members to share technologies, resources, ideas, information, management activities, and standards. The top priorities of CENDI are: work with R&D managers to improve productivity; provide technical data and information to all users; improve the effectiveness and efficiency of all CENDI agency operations; and familiarize R&D managers and policy makers with the value of STI.

  11. Method for controlling clathrate hydrates in fluid systems

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    Sloan, Jr., Earle D.

    1995-01-01

    Discussed is a process for preventing clathrate hydrate masses from impeding the flow of fluid in a fluid system. An additive is contacted with clathrate hydrate masses in the system to prevent those clathrate hydrate masses from impeding fluid flow. The process is particularly useful in the natural gas and petroleum production, transportation and processing industry where gas hydrate formation can cause serious problems. Additives preferably contain one or more five member, six member and/or seven member cyclic chemical groupings. Additives include poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) and hydroxyethylcellulose, either in combination or alone. Additives can also contain multiple cyclic chemical groupings having different size rings. One such additive is sold under the name Gaffix VC-713.

  12. Effect of the degree of substitution in the transition temperatures and hydrophobicity of hydroxypropyl cellulose esters.

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    López-Velázquez, Delia; Hernández-Sosa, Armando R; Pérez, Ernesto

    2015-07-10

    We have synthesized and characterized five members of a homologous series of side chain polymers of hydroxypropyl cellulose esters obtained by homogeneous esterification with 6-[4'-(ethoxycarbonyl)biphenyl-4-yloxy]hexanoic acid. Two acylation procedures were studied. One procedure involved the acid chloride derivative and the other one was the activation of that acid with N,N'-carbonyldiimidazol. The second method yielded esters with higher degree of substitution, DS¯. The esters, with DS¯ ranging from 26 to about 66%, were characterized by FTIR, NMR, solution viscometry, TGA, DSC, polarized optical microscopy, and X-ray diffraction, in order to study the effect of the degree of substitution on the hydrophobicity, on the transition temperatures and on their potential liquid crystal properties. It has been found that the hydrophobicity and the transition temperatures of the HPC derivatives are very much dependent on the degree of acylation. The esters with high DS¯ values showed liquid crystal properties.

  13. [Acidites et complexes des acides (alkyl-et aminoalkyl-) phosphoniques--III Alkylphosphonates substitues de calcium(II) et cuivre(II)].

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    Wozniak, M; Nowogrocki, G

    1979-05-01

    The stability constants of some phosphoric acids RPO(3)H(2) [R = CH(3), C(2)H(5), ClCH(2), Cl(2)CH, Cl(3)C, BrCH(2), Br(2)CH, BrCH(2)CH(2), ICH(2), HOCH(2), (CH(3))(3)N + CH2] and their complexes RPO(3)Ca, RPO(3)Cu, RPO(3)Cu(OH)(-) have been determined by multiparametric refinement of potentiometric titration data obtained at 25 degrees , in a 0.1M potassium nitrate medium. Linear relationships are obtained between stability and acidity constants. Formation of five-membered rings stabilize the hydroxymethylphosphonates. Conversely, cation repulsion by the permanent positive charge reduces the stabilities of complexes with trimethylammoniummethylphosphonic acid. PMID:18962453

  14. 1,3-Bis(pyridin-2-yl)-1H-benzimidazol-3-ium tetra­fluoridoborate

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    Grieco, Gabriele; Blacque, Olivier; Berke, Heinz

    2011-01-01

    The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C17H13N4 +·BF4 −, contains one half of the benzimidazolium cation and one half of the tetra­fluoridoborate anion, with crystallographic mirror planes bis­ecting the mol­ecules. One F atom of the tetra­fluoridoborate is equally disordered about a crystallographic mirror plane. In the crystal, C—H⋯F inter­actions link the cations and anions into layers parallel to (100). The crystal packing is further stabilized by F⋯π contacts involving the tetra­fluoridoborate anions and the five-membered rings [F⋯centroid = 2.811 (2) Å]. PMID:22091091

  15. Atomic Structure of Graphene Subnanometer Pores.

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    Robertson, Alex W; Lee, Gun-Do; He, Kuang; Gong, Chuncheng; Chen, Qu; Yoon, Euijoon; Kirkland, Angus I; Warner, Jamie H

    2015-12-22

    The atomic structure of subnanometer pores in graphene, of interest due to graphene's potential as a desalination and gas filtration membrane, is demonstrated by atomic resolution aberration corrected transmission electron microscopy. High temperatures of 500 °C and over are used to prevent self-healing of the pores, permitting the successful imaging of open pore geometries consisting of between -4 to -13 atoms, all exhibiting subnanometer diameters. Picometer resolution bond length measurements are used to confirm reconstruction of five-membered ring projections that often decorate the pore perimeter, knowledge which is used to explore the viability of completely self-passivated subnanometer pore structures; bonding configurations where the pore would not require external passivation by, for example, hydrogen to be chemically inert.

  16. DFT STUDY OF HYDROGEN STORAGE ON Li- AND Na-DOPED C59B HETEROFULLERENE

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    Zahedi, Ehsan; Mozaffari, Majid

    2014-05-01

    Effect of light alkali metal (Li and Na) decorated on the C59B heterofullerene for hydrogen storage is considered using DFT-MPW1PW91 method. Results show that Li and Na atoms strongly prefer to adsorb on top of five-member and six-member ring where a carbon atom is replaced by a boron atom. Significant charge transfer from the alkali metal to the C59B compensates for the electron deficiency of C59B and makes the latter aromatic in nature. Corrected binding energies of hydrogen molecule on the alkali-doped C59B using counterpoise method, structural properties and NBO analysis indicate that first hydrogen molecule is adsorbed physically and does not support minimal conditions of DOE requirement. Finally, positive values of binding energies for the adsorption of a second hydrogen molecule show that alkali doped C59B are capable of storing a maximum of one hydrogen molecule.

  17. Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and crystal structure of novel NNNN-donor μ-bis(bidentate) tetraaza acyclic Schiff base ligands

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    Habibi, Mohammad Hossein; Shojaee, Elahe; Nichol, Gary S.

    2012-12-01

    Novel NNNN-donor μ-bis(bidentate) tetraaza acyclic Schiff base ligands with different substituents (CF3, N(CH3)2 or OH groups) were synthesized by the condensation reaction of triethylenetetramine with 4-substituted benzaldehydes. Triethylenetetramine tris(4-trifluoromethylbenzylidene) (TTFMB), triethylenetetramine tris(4-dimethylaminobenzylidene) (TTDMB) and triethylenetetramine tris(2,4-dihydroxybenzylidene) (TTDHB) were formed as N4 donor ligands. The formation of a five-membered imidazolidine ring from the ethylenediamine backbone as a spacer-cumbridging unit gives rise to a new type of imidazolidine ligand. The structure of the TTFMB and TTDMB were determined by single crystal X-ray crystallography. The synthesized ligands have been characterized on the basis of the results of cyclic voltammetry (CV) and spectroscopic studies viz. FT-IR spectroscopy (FT-IR), mass spectroscopy (MS) and UV-Vis spectroscopy (UV-Vis).

  18. Geometric and electronic structures of one-dimensionally polymerized coronene molecules

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    Narita, Kohei; Okada, Susumu

    2016-06-01

    On the basis of density functional theory, we studied the energetics, geometries, and electronic structures of dicoronylene molecules (coronene dimers) and one-dimensionally polymerized coronene molecules. Our calculations showed that the relative stability of the coronene dimers and polymers strongly depends on the mutual arrangement of molecules with respect to the polymer or dimer directions: the coronene dimer and the polymer with six-membered rings in the intermolecular bonds are the most stable structures among the three possible intermolecular arrangements. The dimer possesses a large energy gap between the highest occupied and lowest unoccupied states, which is narrower than that of the isolated coronene. The polymers are semiconductors with a moderate direct band gap and a large indirect gap for the polymers with six- and four-membered rings and that with five-membered rings, respectively, indicating the possibility of the electronic structure control of polymers via the intermolecular arrangement.

  19. Clicking the Arsenic-Carbon Triple Bond: An Entry into a New Class of Arsenic Heterocycles.

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    Pfeifer, Gregor; Papke, Martin; Frost, Daniel; Sklorz, Julian A W; Habicht, Marija; Müller, Christian

    2016-09-19

    Arsaalkynes can undergo regioselective and quantitative [3+2] cycloaddition reactions with organic azides to give hitherto unknown 3H-1,2,3,4-triazaarsole derivatives. The reaction product was obtained as a white, air- and moisture-stable solid, and the presence of a planar, five-membered arsenic heterocycle was unambiguously verified by means of X-ray crystallography. DFT calculations gave insight into the electronic structure of these novel compounds compared to tetrazoles and triazaphospholes. The coordination chemistry towards Re(I) was investigated and compared with the structurally related phosphorus-containing ligand. These preliminary investigations pave the way for a new class of arsenic heterocycles and fill the gap between the azaarsoles already known. PMID:27460759

  20. Di-aqua-bis-(pyridine-2-carboxyl-ato-κ(2) N,O)zinc di-methyl-formamide hemisolvate.

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    Croitor, Lilia; Chisca, Diana; Coropceanu, Eduard B; Fonari, Marina S

    2013-01-01

    In the title compound, [Zn(C6H4NO2)2(H2O)2]·0.5C3H7NO, the Zn(II) ion is coordinated in a distorted octa-hedral N2O4 environment by two N,O-chelating pyridine-2-carboxyl-ate ligands and two cis water mol-ecules. The chelating pyridine-2-carboxyl-ate ligands create two five-membered Zn/N/C/C/O rings, which form a dihedral angle of 86.4 (2)°. In the crystal, O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the complex mol-ecules into a two-dimensional network parallel to (100). The di-methyl-formamide solvent mol-ecule is disordered about a twofold rotation axis. PMID:24109277

  1. Some higher N-substituted 1,3-thiazolidine-2,4-diones and 5,5-diphenylhydantoins, their synthesis and corrosion preventive properties in mineral oil medium

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    Öztürk, Serkan; Yıldırım, Ayhan; Çetin, Mehmet

    2013-01-01

    Some five membered heterocyclic compounds were synthesized by the reaction of 2,4-thiazolidinedione or 5,5-diphenylhydantoin potassium salts with 2-chloro-N-alkylacetamides and alkyl-2-chloroacetates. The structure confirmations of the synthesized compounds were performed by FT-IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR spectra. The inhibitory effectiveness of the compounds were evaluated against the corrosion of steel strip immersed in water containing paraffin based mineral oil medium in accordance to standard test method. Surface characterization studies of the metal coupons used were performed by SEM analysis and also by the contact angle measurements using the Sessile-Drop method. In addition the 3D image of the metal surface was obtained using optical profilometer. The test results and surface characterization studies showed that all synthesized compounds are excellent corrosion inhibitors in such a water in oil emulsion system.

  2. Fluorescent aromatic sensors and their methods of use

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    Meador, Michael A. (Inventor); Tyson, Daniel S. (Inventor); Ilan, Ulvi F. (Inventor)

    2012-01-01

    Aromatic molecules that can be used as sensors are described. The aromatic sensors include a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon core with a five-membered imide rings fused to the core and at least two pendant aryl groups. The aromatic sensor molecules can detect target analytes or molecular strain as a result of changes in their fluorescence, in many cases with on-off behavior. Aromatic molecules that fluoresce at various frequencies can be prepared by altering the structure of the aromatic core or the substituents attached to it. The aromatic molecules can be used as sensors for various applications such as, for example, the detection of dangerous chemicals, biomedical diagnosis, and the detection of damage or strain in composite materials. Methods of preparing aromatic sensor molecules are also described.

  3. Synthesis and structural characterization of PHP[(C(5)Me(4))(2)], a monodentate chiral phosphine derived from intramolecular C-C coupling of tetramethylcyclopentadienyl groups: an evaluation of steric and electronic properties.

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    Shin, J H; Bridgewater, B M; Churchill, D G; Parkin, G

    2001-10-22

    The chiral monodentate phosphine PhP[(C(5)Me(4))(2)] is readily obtained by oxidation of the lithium complex Li(2)[PhP(C(5)Me(4))(2)] with I(2), which couples the two cyclopentadienyl groups to form a five-membered heterocyclic ring. The steric and electronic properties of PhP[(C(5)Me(4))(2)] have been evaluated by X-ray diffraction and IR spectroscopic studies on a variety of derivatives, including Ph[(C(5)Me(4))(2)]PE (E = S, Se), Cp*MCl(4)[P[(C(5)Me(4))(2)]Ph] (M = Mo, Ta), Ir[P[(C(5)Me(4))(2)]Ph](2)(CO)Cl, and CpFe(CO)[PhP[(C(5)Me(4))(2)

  4. Excited-state dynamics of oxazole: A combined electronic structure calculations and dynamic simulations study

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    Cao, Jun; Xie, Zhi-Zhong; Yu, Xiaodong

    2016-08-01

    In the present work, the combined electronic structure calculations and surface hopping simulations have been performed to investigate the excited-state decay of the parent oxazole in the gas phase. Our calculations show that the S2 state decay of oxazole is an ultrafast process characterized by the ring-opening and ring-closure of the five-membered oxazole ring, in which the triplet contribution is minor. The ring-opening involves the Osbnd C bond cleavage affording the nitrile ylide and airine intermediates, while the ring-closure gives rise to a bicyclic species through a 2sbnd 5 bond formation. The azirine and bicyclic intermediates in the S0 state are very likely involved in the phototranspositions of oxazoles. This is different from the previous mechanism in which these intermediates in the T1 state have been proposed for these phototranspositions.

  5. Crystal structure of 5''-(4-chloro-benzyl-idene)-4'-(4-chloro-phen-yl)-1'-methyltri-spiro[acenapthylene-1,2'-pyrrolidine-3',1''-cyclo-hexane-3'',2'''-[1,3]dioxane]-2(1H),6''-dione.

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    Chandralekha, Kuppan; Gavaskar, Deivasigamani; Sureshbabu, Adukamparai Rajukrishnan; Lakshmi, Srinivasakannan

    2015-11-01

    In the title compound, C36H29Cl2NO4, two spiro links connect the methyl-substituted pyrrolidine ring to the ace-naphthyl-ene and cyclo-hexa-none rings. The cyclo-hexa-none ring is further connected to the dioxalane ring by a third spiro junction. The five-membered ring of the ace-naphthylen-1-one ring system adopts a flattened envelope conformation, with the ketonic C atom as the flap, whereas the dioxalane and pyrrolidine rings each have a twist conformation. The cyclo-hexenone ring assumes a boat conformation. An intra-molecular C-H⋯O hydrogen-bond inter-action is present. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked by non-classical C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming chains extending parallel to the a axis. PMID:26594541

  6. Crystal structure of 5′′-(4-chloro­benzyl­idene)-4′-(4-chloro­phen­yl)-1′-methyltri­spiro[acenapthylene-1,2′-pyrrolidine-3′,1′′-cyclo­hexane-3′′,2′′′-[1,3]dioxane]-2(1H),6′′-dione

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    Chandralekha, Kuppan; Gavaskar, Deivasigamani; Sureshbabu, Adukamparai Rajukrishnan; Lakshmi, Srinivasakannan

    2015-01-01

    In the title compound, C36H29Cl2NO4, two spiro links connect the methyl-substituted pyrrolidine ring to the ace­naphthyl­ene and cyclo­hexa­none rings. The cyclo­hexa­none ring is further connected to the dioxalane ring by a third spiro junction. The five-membered ring of the ace­naphthylen-1-one ring system adopts a flattened envelope conformation, with the ketonic C atom as the flap, whereas the dioxalane and pyrrolidine rings each have a twist conformation. The cyclo­hexenone ring assumes a boat conformation. An intra­molecular C—H⋯O hydrogen-bond inter­action is present. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked by non-classical C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming chains extending parallel to the a axis. PMID:26594541

  7. Crystal structure of 5''-benzyl-idene-1'-methyl-4'-phenyl-tri-spiro-[ace-naphthyl-ene-1,2'-pyrrolidine-3',1''-cyclo-hexane-3'',2'''-[1,3]dioxane]-2,6''-dione.

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    Chandralekha, Kuppan; Gavaskar, Deivasigamani; Sureshbabu, Adukamparai Rajukrishnan; Lakshmi, Srinivasakannan

    2016-03-01

    In the title compound, C36H31NO4, two spiro links connect the methyl-substituted pyrrolidine ring to the ace-naphthyl-ene and cyclo-hexa-none rings. The cyclo-hexa-none ring is further connected to the dioxalane ring by a third spiro junction. The five-membered ring of the ace-naphthylen-1-one ring system adopts a flattened envelope conformation with the ketonic C atom as flap, whereas the dioxalane and pyrrolidine rings each have a twist conformation. The cyclo-hexa-none ring assumes a boat conformation. Three intra-molecular C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds involving both ketonic O atoms as acceptors are present. In the crystal, C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds connect centrosymmetrically related mol-ecule into chains parallel to the b axis, forming rings of R 2 (2)(10)and R 2 (2)(8) graph-set motifs. PMID:27006814

  8. Crystal structure of (+)-N-[(1R,5S,6S,9S)-5-hydroxy-methyl-3,3,9-trimethyl-8-oxo-2,4,7-trioxabi-cyclo-[4.3.0]nonan-9-yl]acetamide.

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    Oishi, Takeshi; Tsuzaki, Shun; Sugai, Tomoya; Sato, Takaaki; Chida, Noritaka

    2016-05-01

    In the title compound, C12H19NO6, the six-membered 1,3-dioxane ring adopts a chair-like conformation. The seat of this chair, containing two O atoms, is essentially planar, with a maximum deviation of 0.0021 (12) Å. The five-membered oxolane ring cis-fused to the 1,3-dioxane ring adopts an envelope form. The bridgehead C atom at the flap, which is bonded to the tetra-substituted C atom of the oxolane ring, deviates from the mean plane of other ring atoms by 0.539 (4) Å. In the crystal, classical O-H⋯O and N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol-ecules into a sheet structure enclosing an R 4 (4)(24) graph-set motif. Weak inter-molecular C-H⋯O inter-actions support the sheet formation. PMID:27308035

  9. (3-Chloro­phen­yl){2-eth­oxy-5-[(Z)-hydroxy(phen­yl)methyl­idene]cyclo­penta-1,3-dien-1-yl}methanone

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    Tinţaş, Mihaela-Liliana; Varga, Richard A.; Grosu, Ion; Bogdan, Elena

    2012-01-01

    The title compound, C21H17ClO3, which crystallizes as one of two possible oxo/hy­droxy-fulvene prototropic tautomers, possesses a strong intra­molecular O—H⋯O hydrogen bond that closes a seven-membered ring. The dihedral angles between the central five-membered ring and two pendant rings are 55.05 (9) and 44.51 (10)°. The crystal packing is characterized by weak inter­molecular C—H⋯O inter­actions between an H atom of the oxymethyl­ene unit and the carbonyl group of an adjacent mol­ecule, resulting in formation of chains of mol­ecules along the a axis. PMID:22346947

  10. Arctic science input wanted

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    The Arctic Research and Policy Act (Eos, June 26, 1984, p. 412) was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan this past July. One of its objectives is to develop a 5-year research plan for the Arctic. A request for input to this plan is being issued this week to nearly 500 people in science, engineering, and industry.To promote Arctic research and to recommend research policy in the Arctic, the new law establishes a five-member Arctic Research Commission, to be appointed by the President, and establishes an Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee, to be composed of representatives from nearly a dozen agencies having interests in the region. The commission will make policy recommendations, and the interagency committee will implement those recommendations. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has been designated as the lead agency of the interagency committee.

  11. Stabilizing Pentacene By Cyclopentannulation.

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    Bheemireddy, Sambasiva R; Ubaldo, Pamela C; Rose, Peter W; Finke, Aaron D; Zhuang, Junpeng; Wang, Lichang; Plunkett, Kyle N

    2015-12-21

    A new class of stabilized pentacene derivatives with externally fused five-membered rings are prepared by means of a key palladium-catalyzed cyclopentannulation step. The target compounds are synthesized by chemical manipulation of a partially saturated 6,13-dibromopentacene precursor that can be fully aromatized in a final step through a DDQ-mediated dehydrogenation reaction (DDQ=2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-1,4-benzoquinone). The new 1,2,8,9-tetraaryldicyclopenta[fg,qr]pentacene derivatives have narrow energy gaps of circa 1.2 eV and behave as strong electron acceptors with lowest unoccupied molecular orbital energies between -3.81 and -3.90 eV. Photodegradation studies reveal the new compounds are more photostable than 6,13-bis(triisopropylsilylethynyl)pentacene (TIPS-pentacene). PMID:26768696

  12. Insights into the cycloaddition reaction mechanism between ketenimine and unsaturated hydrocarbon: A theoretical study

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    He, Wenxing; Zhang, Hong; Wang, Nana; Tan, Xiaojun; Wang, Weihua; Li, Ping

    2016-05-01

    The cycloaddition reaction mechanisms between interstellar molecule ketenimine and unsaturated hydrocarbon (ethyne and ethylene) have been systematically investigated employing the second-order Møller-Plesset perturbation theory (MP2) method. Geometry optimizations and vibrational analyses have been performed for the stationary points on the potential energy surfaces of the system. The calculated results show that it can be produced the five-membered cyclic carbene intermediates through pericyclic reaction processes between ketenimine and ethyne (or ethylene). For the reaction between ketenimine and ethyne, through the following H-transferred processes, carbene intermediate can be isomerized to the pyrrole compounds. For the reaction between ketenimine and ethylene, carbene intermediate can be isomerized to the pyrroline compounds. The present study is helpful to understand the reactivity of nitrogenous cumulene ketenimine and the formation of prebiotic species in interstellar space.

  13. (25R)-16β-Acet-oxy-3β-bromo-23',26-ep-oxy-23',25-dimethyl-5α-cholest-23,23'-en-6-one dichloro-methane monosolvate.

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    Rincón, Susana; Yépez, Rebeca; Ochoa, M Eugenia; López, Yliana; Santillan, Rosa; Farfán, Norberto

    2012-12-01

    The crystal structure of the title compound, C31H45BrO5·CH2Cl2, prepared in six steps from diosgenin, confirmed that the configurations of the stereogenic centers, positions 20S and 25R, remain unchanged during the reaction. The six-membered A, B and C rings have chair conformations. The five-membered ring D has an envelope conformation (with the methyl-substituted C atom fused to ring C as the flap) and the six-membered dihydro-pyran ring E adopts a twist-boat conformation. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked via C-H⋯O and C-H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds, the latter involving the dichloro-methane solvent mol-ecule, forming a three-dimensional supra-molecular network.

  14. Chemical speciation and bioavailability of Cu(II). Study of the ionic copper(II) and bis(glycinate)-copper(II) accumulation by Lemna species

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    Benda, F.; Kouba, J. )

    1991-03-01

    In this paper, the authors examined the accumulation of copper(II) in, and its toxic effect on, duckweed, a plant which exhibits extremely high concentration factors. The effect of copper(II) was investigated by adding it to the minimal medium in two forms: CuSO{sub 4} and (Cu(Gly){sub 2}). The neutral (2:1) tetracoordinated bis(glycinate)-copper(II) complex is constituted by two five-membered rings bonded to the central copper atom with the cis configuration. This complex was chosen to model the function of a neutral species (eliminating the charge effect) involving a nontoxic ligand, for which - in contrast to the hydrated Cu{sup 2+} species - direct permeation through the cell wall is conceivable.

  15. Fullerenes in Allende Meteorite

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    Becker, L.; Bada, J. L.; Winans, R. E.; Bunch, T. E.

    1994-01-01

    The detection of fullerenes in deposits from meteor impacts has led to renewed interest in the possibility that fullerenes are present in meteorites. Although fullerenes have not previously been detected in the Murchison and Allende meteorites, the Allende meteorite is known to contain several well-ordered graphite particles which are remarkably similar in size and appearance to the fullerene-related structures carbon onions and nanotubes. We report that fullerenes are in fact present in trace amounts in the Allende meteorite. In addition to fullerenes, we detected many polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the Allende meteorite, consistent with previous reports. In particular, we detected benzofluoranthene and corannulene (C20H10), five-membered ring structures which have been proposed as precursors to the formation of fullerene synthesis, perhaps within circumstellar envelopes or other sites in the interstellar medium.

  16. Electronic and Quantum Transport Properties of Atomically Identified Si Point Defects in Graphene.

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    Lopez-Bezanilla, Alejandro; Zhou, Wu; Idrobo, Juan-Carlos

    2014-05-15

    We report high-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy images displaying a range of inclusions of isolated silicon atoms at the edges and inner zones of graphene layers. Whereas the incorporation of Si atoms to a graphene armchair edge involves no reconstruction of the neighboring carbon atoms, the inclusion of a Si atom to a zigzag graphene edge entails the formation of five-membered carbon rings. In all the observed atomic edge terminations, a Si atom is found bridging two C atoms in a 2-fold coordinated configuration. The atomic-scale observations are underpinned by first-principles calculations of the electronic and quantum transport properties of the structural anomalies. Experimental estimations of Si-doped graphene band gaps realized by means of transport measurements may be affected by a low doping rate of 2-fold coordinated Si atoms at the graphene edges, and 4-fold coordinated at inner zones due to the apparition of mobility gaps. PMID:26270371

  17. Methemoglobinemia following unintentional ingestion of sodium nitrite--New York, 2002.

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    2002-07-26

    Methemoglobinemia is an unusual and potentially fatal condition in which hemoglobin is oxidized to methemoglobin and loses its ability to bind and transport oxygen. The most common cause of methemoglobinemia is the ingestion or inhalation of oxidizing agents such as nitrates or nitrites (e.g., sodium nitrite, which is used commonly as a preservative in curing meats and fish). This report summarizes the investigation of an incident of methemoglobinemia in five members of a household in New York who became ill after eating a meal seasoned with a white crystalline substance from a plastic bag labeled "Refined Iodized Table Salt" (Figure). The findings underscore the need for proper storage of hazardous materials to avoid unintentional ingestion and the importance of collaboration by multiple agencies to address a potential public health emergency.

  18. Synthesis of all four stereoisomers of 5-formyl-4-hydroxymethyl-1,3-oxazolidin-2-ones from D-glucosamine.

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    Murakami, Teiichi

    2013-06-28

    All four stereoisomers of 5-formyl-4-hydroxymethyl-1,3-oxazolidin-2-ones (FHOs) were conveniently prepared from D-glucosamine by base-catalyzed epimerizations. 2-N,3-O-Carbonyl-D-glucosamine (7) was successively treated with NaBH4 and NaIO4 to give (4S,5R)-FHO 18, which was epimerized with DBU in DMF to give (4S,5S)-FHO 20. The glucosamine derivative 7 was epimerized to 2-N,3-O-carbonyl-D-mannosamine 23, from which (4R,5R)- and (4R,5S)-FHO derivatives (27 and 31) were prepared. The NMR measurements revealed that the 4,5-cis-4(or 5)-formyl-5(or 4)-hydroxymethyl-oxazolidinone derivatives form five-membered lactol ring, whereas the 4,5-trans-disubstituted derivatives form the hydrate or methanol adduct of the open-chain aldehyde, or the symmetrical dimer.

  19. STS-70 Mission Commander Henricks inspects tire

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1995-01-01

    STS-70 Mission Commander Terence 'Tom' Henricks inspects the nose wheel landing gear tires of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery along with Mission Specialist Mary Ellen Weber after the spaceplane touched down on KSC's Runway 33 to successfully conclude the nearly nine-day space flight. Main gear touchdown was unofficially listed at 8:02 a.m. EDT on July 22, 1995 on the second landing attempt after the first opportunity was waved off. The orbiter was originally scheduled to land on the 21st, but fog and low visibility at the Shuttle Landing Facility led to the one-day extension. This was the 24th landing at KSC and the 70th Space Shuttle mission. During the space flight, the five-member crew deployed the NASA Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-G (TDRS- G). The other crew members were Pilot Kevin R. Kregel and Mission Specialists Nancy Jane Currie and Donald A. Thomas.

  20. Method for controlling clathrate hydrates in fluid systems

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    Sloan, E.D. Jr.

    1995-07-11

    Discussed is a process for preventing clathrate hydrate masses from impeding the flow of fluid in a fluid system. An additive is contacted with clathrate hydrate masses in the system to prevent those clathrate hydrate masses from impeding fluid flow. The process is particularly useful in the natural gas and petroleum production, transportation and processing industry where gas hydrate formation can cause serious problems. Additives preferably contain one or more five member, six member and/or seven member cyclic chemical groupings. Additives include poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) and hydroxyethylcellulose, either in combination or alone. Additives can also contain multiple cyclic chemical groupings having different size rings. One such additive is sold under the name Gaffix VC-713.

  1. Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and crystal structure of novel NNNN-donor μ-bis(bidentate) tetraaza acyclic Schiff base ligands.

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    Habibi, Mohammad Hossein; Shojaee, Elahe; Nichol, Gary S

    2012-12-01

    Novel NNNN-donor μ-bis(bidentate) tetraaza acyclic Schiff base ligands with different substituents (CF(3), N(CH(3))(2) or OH groups) were synthesized by the condensation reaction of triethylenetetramine with 4-substituted benzaldehydes. Triethylenetetramine tris(4-trifluoromethylbenzylidene) (TTFMB), triethylenetetramine tris(4-dimethylaminobenzylidene) (TTDMB) and triethylenetetramine tris(2,4-dihydroxybenzylidene) (TTDHB) were formed as N(4) donor ligands. The formation of a five-membered imidazolidine ring from the ethylenediamine backbone as a spacer-cumbridging unit gives rise to a new type of imidazolidine ligand. The structure of the TTFMB and TTDMB were determined by single crystal X-ray crystallography. The synthesized ligands have been characterized on the basis of the results of cyclic voltammetry (CV) and spectroscopic studies viz. FT-IR spectroscopy (FT-IR), mass spectroscopy (MS) and UV-Vis spectroscopy (UV-Vis).

  2. Arabinoamidine synthesis and its inhibition toward β-glucosidase (sweet almonds) in comparison to a library of galactonoamidines.

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    Pickens, Jessica B; Striegler, Susanne; Fan, Qiu-Hua

    2016-08-15

    Aiming at the development of potent inhibitors of β-glucosidases, a small library of galactonoamidines and one arabinoamidine derived in analogy were studied as inhibitors of sweet almond β-glucosidase. The five-membered glycon in arabinoamidine was shown to interact with the proton donor in the active site of the retaining enzyme, but not with the nucleophile. By contrast, the corresponding galactonoamidine with a six-membered glycon and identical aglycon interacts with both hydrolysis-promoting amino acids in the active site and inhibits the enzymatic hydrolysis of β-glucosides in the low nanomolar concentration range. While both inhibitors are competitive, their inhibition ability is more than 37,000-fold different. PMID:27298003

  3. 6,7,8,9-Tetra-hydro-4b,9b-dihy-droxy-indano[1,2-b]indoline-9,10-dione monohydrate.

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    Yaqub, Muhammad; Mahmood, Khalid; Tahir, M Nawaz; Shafiq, Zahid; Rauf, Abdul

    2010-07-03

    In the title compound, C(15)H(13)NO(4)·H(2)O, the organic mol-ecule adopts a V-shaped conformation in which the dihedral angle between the five-membered rings is 68.33 (5)°. The cyclo-hexenone ring adopts an envelope conformation, with one of the methyl-ene C atoms displaced by 0.607 (4) Å from the plane through the other atoms. In the crystal, inter-molecular N-H⋯(O,O) and O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the components into (001) sheeets and C-H⋯O inter-actions and aromatic π-π stacking [centroid-centroid separation = 3.6176 (19) Å] help to consolidate the packing.

  4. (1'S,12'R,13'S,17'S)-15',15'-Dimethyl-1,2-dihydro-11',14',16',18'-tetra-oxa-7'-aza-spiro-[indole-3,8'-penta-cyclo-[10.6.0.0(2,9).0(3,7).0(13,17)]octa-deca-ne]-2,10'-dione.

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    Sabari, V; Ponnusamy, R; Prasanna, R; Raghunathan, R; Aravindhan, S

    2013-04-01

    In the title compound, C22H24N2O6, the indole ring has a twist conformation and the tetra-hydro-2H-pyran-2-one ring a half-chair conformation. One of the pyrrolidine rings adopts an envelope conformation on the N atom, while the other has a twist conformation; the 'butterfly' angle between their mean planes is 62.98 (11)°. The dioxolane ring adopts a twist conformation and the tetra-hydro-furan ring has an envelope conformation on the C atom in the fused tetra-hydro-2H-pyran-2-one ring adjacent to the O atom of the tetra-hydro-furan ring. The 'butterfly' angle between the mean planes of these two five-membered rings is 69.14 (10)°. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked by N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming chains along the a axis.

  5. Uranium pyrophosphate / methylenediphosphonate polyoxometalate cage clusters

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    Ling, Jie; Qiu, Jie; Sigmon, Ginger E.; Ward, Matt; Szymanowski, Jennifer E.S.; Burns, Peter C

    2010-09-29

    Despite potential applications in advanced nuclear energy systems, nanoscale control of uranium materials is in its infancy. In its hexavalent state, U occurs as (UO{sub 2}){sup 2+} uranyl ions that are coordinated by various ligands to give square, pentagonal, or hexagonal bipyramids. Creation and design of nanostructured uranyl materials requires interruption of the tendency of uranyl bipyramids to share equatorial edges to form infinite sheets that occur in extended structures. Where a bidentate peroxide group bridges uranyl bipyramids, the configuration is inherently bent, fostering formation of cage clusters. Here the bent configurations of four- and five-membered rings of uranyl peroxide hexagonal bipyramids are bridged by pyrophosphate or methylenediphosphonate, creating eight chemically complex cage clusters with specific topologies. Chemical complexity in such clusters provides opportunities for the tuning of cage sizes, pore sizes, and properties such as aqueous solubility. Several of these are topological derivatives of simpler clusters that contain only uranyl bipyramids, whereas others exhibit new topologies.

  6. 4,4,6a,6b,11,12,14b-Heptamethyl-16-oxo-1,2,3,4,4a,5,6,6a,6b,7,8,9,10,11,12,12a,14a,14b-octa­deca­hydro-12b,8a-(epoxy­methano)­picen-3-yl acetate

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    Nisar, Mohammad; Ali, Sajid; Tahir, M. Nawaz; Ahmad, Bashir; Hameed, Shahid

    2013-01-01

    The title compound, C32H48O4, which was extracted from the bark of Rhododendron arboreum, consists of five fused rings to which an acetate and seven methyl groups are attached. The A, D and E rings adopt chair conformations, the B ring is in a distorted chair and the C ring is in a half-chair conformation. The five-membered ring formed by the lactone group, which bridges from the A/B to the B/C ring junctions, is an approximate envelope with the C atom of the methyne group as the flap [displacement from the other four atoms = 0.753 (2) Å]. There are no identified directional inter­actions in the crystal structure. PMID:23634108

  7. SHANNON LUCID, FLANKED BY CENTER DIRECTOR HONEYCUTT AND PILOT WILCUTT, AT THE SKID STRIP AT CCAS

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1996-01-01

    At the Skid Strip on Cape Canaveral Air Station, U.S. astronaut Shannon W. Lucid gets a personal escort from KSC Director Jay Honeycutt (left) and STS-79 Pilot Terrence W. Wilcutt as she prepares to return to Johnson Space Center in Houston. A special ceremony awaits Lucid and the other five members of the STS-79 flight crew to commemorate Lucid's record-setting stay aboard the Russian Space Station Mir. Lucid embarked to Mir on March 22 and returned to Earth yesterday, Sept. 26, aboard the orbiter Atlantis with the crew of Space Shuttle Mission STS-79. Her 188 days on-orbit represent a U.S. human spaceflight record as well as the longest stay in space by a woman.

  8. New Approaches to Edge-Doping Graphene Nanoribbons

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    Rizzo, Daniel J.; Marangoni, Tomas; Cao, Ting; Nguyen, Giang D.; Tsai, Hsin-Zon; Omrani, Arash A.; Bronner, Christopher; Joshi, Trinity; Rodgers, Griffin F.; Choi, Won-Woo; Cloke, Ryan R.; Louie, Steven G.; Fischer, Felix R.; Crommie, Michael F.; Crommie Team; Fischer Team; Louie Team

    Graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) are narrow semiconducting strips of graphene that exhibit novel electronic and magnetic properties. New bottom-up fabrication techniques enable atomic-scale precision in GNR synthesis. The use of these techniques to reliably tune the position and size of GNR band gaps is an important challenge that also has relevance for the question of whether GNRs are viable for future nanotechnologies. We have used scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and scanning tunneling spectroscopy (STS) to investigate how the geometry of heteroatom incorporation alters the electronic structure of bottom-up fabricated chevron-type GNRs. We find that the addition of nitrogen into the GNR edge via a five-membered ring yields a reduced band gap compared to the behavior of pristine, undoped chevron GNRs. Performed STM, STS, and nc-AFM measurements.

  9. Liftoff of Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-97

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    As Space Shuttle Endeavour rockets off Launch Pad 39B, spewing clouds of smoke and steam, a majestic heron soars over the nearby water and Endeavour'''s reflection. Liftoff occurred on time at 10:06:01 p.m. EST. The Shuttle and its five-member crew will deliver U.S. solar arrays to the International Space Station and be the first Shuttle crew to visit the Station'''s first resident crew. The 11-day mission includes three spacewalks. This marks the 101st mission in Space Shuttle history and the 25th night launch. Endeavour is expected to land Dec. 11 at 6:19 p.m. EST.

  10. Ethyl 2-amino-4-(3-nitro-phen-yl)-4H-1-benzothieno[3,2-b]pyran-3-carboxyl-ate.

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    Bakhouch, Mohamed; Al Houari, Ghali; El Yazidi, Mohamed; Saadi, Mohamed; El Ammari, Lahcen

    2014-05-01

    The mol-ecule of the title compound, C20H16N2O5S, is built up by one fused five-membered and two fused six-membered rings linked to eth-oxy-carbonyl and 3-nitro-phenyl groups. The benzothieno-pyran ring system is nearly planar (r.m.s deviation = 0.0392 Å) and forms a dihedral angle of 86.90 (6)° with the aromatic ring of the nitro-benzene group. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked by N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds and by π-π inter-actions between the phenyl ring and the six-membered heterocyle [inter-centroid distance = 3.5819 (8) Å], forming a three-dimensional network. PMID:24860386

  11. Ethyl 2-amino-4-(3-nitro­phen­yl)-4H-1-benzothieno[3,2-b]pyran-3-carboxyl­ate

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    Bakhouch, Mohamed; Al Houari, Ghali; El Yazidi, Mohamed; Saadi, Mohamed; El Ammari, Lahcen

    2014-01-01

    The mol­ecule of the title compound, C20H16N2O5S, is built up by one fused five-membered and two fused six-membered rings linked to eth­oxy­carbonyl and 3-nitro­phenyl groups. The benzothieno­pyran ring system is nearly planar (r.m.s deviation = 0.0392 Å) and forms a dihedral angle of 86.90 (6)° with the aromatic ring of the nitro­benzene group. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked by N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds and by π–π inter­actions between the phenyl ring and the six-membered heterocyle [inter­centroid distance = 3.5819 (8) Å], forming a three-dimensional network. PMID:24860386

  12. Chlorophyll modifications and their spectral extension in oxygenic photosynthesis.

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    Chen, Min

    2014-01-01

    Chlorophylls are magnesium-tetrapyrrole molecules that play essential roles in photosynthesis. All chlorophylls have similar five-membered ring structures, with variations in the side chains and/or reduction states. Formyl group substitutions on the side chains of chlorophyll a result in the different absorption properties of chlorophyll b, chlorophyll d, and chlorophyll f. These formyl substitution derivatives exhibit different spectral shifts according to the formyl substitution position. Not only does the presence of various types of chlorophylls allow the photosynthetic organism to harvest sunlight at different wavelengths to enhance light energy input, but the pigment composition of oxygenic photosynthetic organisms also reflects the spectral properties on the surface of the Earth. Two major environmental influencing factors are light and oxygen levels, which may play central roles in the regulatory pathways leading to the different chlorophylls. I review the biochemical processes of chlorophyll biosynthesis and their regulatory mechanisms.

  13. Photoelectron spectroscopic and computational study of the PtMgH3,5(-) cluster anions.

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    Zhang, Xinxing; Ganteför, Gerd; Alexandrova, Anastassia N; Bowen, Kit

    2016-07-28

    The two cluster anions, PtMgH3(-) and PtMgH5(-), were studied by photoelectron spectroscopy and theoretical calculations. Experimentally-determined electron affinity (EA) and vertical detachment energy (VDE) values were compared with those predicted by our computations; excellent agreement was found. The calculated structures of PtMgH3(-) and PtMgH3 both exhibit η2-bonded H2 moieties. Activation of these H2 moieties is implied by the elongation of their bond lengths relative to the bond length of free H2. The calculated structures of PtMgH5(-) and PtMgH5 both exhibit all-hydrogen, five-member, σ-aromatic rings. These attributes are responsible for this anion's special stability. PMID:27373793

  14. Cloning and identification of the human LPAAT-zeta gene, a novel member of the lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase family.

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    Li, Dan; Yu, Long; Wu, Hai; Shan, Yuxi; Guo, Jinhu; Dang, Yongjun; Wei, Youheng; Zhao, Shouyuan

    2003-01-01

    Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is a naturally occurring component of phospholipid and plays a critical role in the regulation of many physiological and pathophysiological processes including cell growth, survival, and pro-angiogenesis. LPA is converted to phosphatidic acid by the action of lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase (LPAAT). Five members of the LPAAT gene family have been detected in humans to date. Here, we report the identification of a novel LPAAT member, which is designated as LPAAT-zeta. LPAAT-zeta was predicted to encode a protein consisting of 456 amino acid residues with a signal peptide sequence and the acyltransferase domain. Northern blot analysis showed that LPAAT-zeta was ubiquitously expressed in all 16 human tissues examined, with levels in the skeletal muscle, heart, and testis being relatively high and in the lung being relatively low. The human LPAAT-zeta gene consisted of 13 exons and is positioned at chromosome 8p11.21. PMID:12938015

  15. Synthesis of diverse nitrogen-enriched heterocyclic scaffolds using a suite of tunable one-pot multicomponent reactions.

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    Martinez-Ariza, Guillermo; Ayaz, Muhammad; Medda, Federico; Hulme, Christopher

    2014-06-01

    Five elegant and switchable three-component reactions which enable access to a new series of nitrogen-containing heterocycles are reported. A novel one-step addition of an isocyanide to a hydrazine derived Schiff base affords unique six-membered pyridotriazine scaffolds (A and E). With slight modification of reaction conditions and replacement of the nucleophilic isocyanide moiety with different electrophiles (i.e., isocyanates, isothiocyanates, cyclic anhydrides, and acyl chlorides) five-membered triazolopyridine scaffolds (B, D, F, G) are generated in a single step. Furthermore, the use of phenyl hydrazine enables access to dihydroindazole-carboxamides, devoid of a bridge-head nitrogen (C). All protocols are robust and tolerate a diverse collection of reactants, and as such, it is expected that the new scaffolds and associated chemistry will garner high interest from medicinal chemists involved in either file enhancement or specific target-related drug discovery campaigns.

  16. First-principles studies on graphene-supported transition metal clusters.

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    Sahoo, Sanjubala; Gruner, Markus E; Khanna, Shiv N; Entel, Peter

    2014-08-21

    Theoretical studies on the structure, stability, and magnetic properties of icosahedral TM13 (TM = Fe, Co, Ni) clusters, deposited on pristine (defect free) and defective graphene sheet as well as graphene flakes, have been carried out within a gradient corrected density functional framework. The defects considered in our study include a carbon vacancy for the graphene sheet and a five-membered and a seven-membered ring structures for graphene flakes (finite graphene chunks). It is observed that the presence of defect in the substrate has a profound influence on the electronic structure and magnetic properties of graphene-transition metal complexes, thereby increasing the binding strength of the TM cluster on to the graphene substrate. Among TM13 clusters, Co13 is absorbed relatively more strongly on pristine and defective graphene as compared to Fe13 and Ni13 clusters. The adsorbed clusters show reduced magnetic moment compared to the free clusters.

  17. Monitoring insanity acquittees: Connecticut's psychiatric security review board.

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    Scott, D C; Zonana, H V; Getz, M A

    1990-09-01

    In 1985 Connecticut established an administrative psychiatric security review board to monitor the postverdict disposition of defendants found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. The five-member board may confine an insanity acquittee in a mental hospital, grant temporary leave, order conditional release, and terminate confinement or conditional release. Judicial review is required before a patient is discharged from the board's custody. Between 1985 and 1989, a total of 173 insanity acquittees were under the board's jurisdiction; most were hospitalized in state psychiatric facilities. The authors discuss issues that must be addressed in creating a psychiatric security review board, including the conflict between protecting the public and treating insanity acquittees, clinicians' resistance to treating these patients, and problems posed by patients who do not appear to be mentally ill or who are well known to the public.

  18. Extended Simulations of Graphene Growth with Updated Rate Coefficients

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    Whitesides, R; You, X; Frenklach, M

    2010-03-18

    New simulations of graphene growth in flame environments are presented. The simulations employ a kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC) algorithm coupled to molecular mechanics (MM) geometry optimization to track individual graphenic species as they evolve. Focus is given to incorporation of five-member rings and resulting curvature and edge defects. The model code has been re-written to be more computationally efficient enabling a larger set of simulations to be run, decreasing stochastic fluctuations in the averaged results. The model also includes updated rate coefficients for graphene edge reactions recently published in the literature. The new simulations are compared to results from the previous model as well as to hydrogen to carbon ratios recorded in experiment and calculated with alternate models.

  19. Study of the impacts of regulations affecting the acceptance of Integrated Community Energy Systems: public utility, energy facility siting and municipal franchising regulatory programs in Missouri. Preliminary background report

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    Feurer, D A; Weaver, C L; Gallagher, K C; Hejna, D; Rielley, K J

    1980-01-01

    The authority to regulate public utilities in Missouri is vested in the Public Service Commission. The Commission is composed of five members who are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. Commissioners are appointed for a term of six years. Commissioners must be free from any employment or pecuniary interests incompatible with the duties of the Commission. The Commission is charged with the general supervision of public utilities. The Public Service Commission Law passed in 1913, makes no provision for the regulation of public utilities by municipalities. Public utility regulatory statutes, energy facility siting programs, and municipal franchising authority are examined to identify how they may impact on the ability of an organization, whether or not it be a regulated utility, to construct and operate an ICES.

  20. Advances in synthetic approach to and antifungal activity of triazoles

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    Kumar, Nitin; Drabu, Sushma; Sharma, Pramod Kumar

    2011-01-01

    Summary Several five membered ring systems, e.g., triazole, oxadiazole dithiazole and thiadiazole with three heteroatoms at symmetrical or asymmetrical positions have been studied because of their interesting pharmacological properties. In this article our emphasis is on synthetic development and pharmacological activity of the triazole moiety which exhibit a broad spectrum of pharmacological activity such as antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anticancer etc. Triazoles have increased our ability to treat many fungal infections, for example, candidiasis, cryptococcal meningitis, aspergillosis etc. However, mortality due to these infections even with antifungal therapy is still unacceptably high. Therefore, the development of new antifungal agents targeting specific fungal structures or functions is being actively pursued. Rapid developments in molecular mycology have led to a concentrated search for more target antifungals. Although we are entering a new era of antifungal therapy in which we will continue to be challenged by systemic fungal diseases, the options for treatment will have greatly expanded. PMID:21804864

  1. Locking the bowl-shaped geometry of corannulene. Cyclopentacorannulene

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    Abdourazak, A.H.; Sygula, A.; Rabideau, P.W. )

    1993-04-07

    The discovery that buckminsterfullerene, C[sub 60], is a stable molecule due to geodesic and electronic properties inherent in the truncated icosahedral cage structure has generated a renewed interest in hydrocarbons with curved surfaces. The carbon framework of corannulene, which can be considered to represent the polar cap of buckminsterfullerene, is surprisingly flexible. In spite of its substantial curvature, corannulene undergoes rapid bowl-to-bowl inversion in solution, and this raises the question as to how many additional fused rings on the corannulene structure will be required to lock the bowl conformation. Herein we provide the answer that the bowl becomes rigid, at aleast on the NMR time scale, with only the addition of two carbons in a fused five-membered ring. 12 refs.

  2. Reactions of a tungsten-germylyne complex with α,β-unsaturated ketones: complete cleavage of the W≡Ge bond and formation of two types of η3-germoxyallyl tungsten complexes.

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    Fukuda, Tetsuya; Hashimoto, Hisako; Tobita, Hiromi

    2014-01-01

    Germylyne complex Cp*(CO)2W≡Ge{C(SiMe3)3} (1) reacted with two molecules of RC(O)CH═CH2 (R = Me, Et) to give η(3)-allyl complexes, in which an oxagermacyclopentene framework was bound to an η(3)-allyl ligand through an oxygen atom. In the reaction with α-Me-substituted MeC(O)C(Me)═CH2, 1 reacted with only one molecule of the substrate to give another type of η(3)-allyl complex, in which a five-membered oxagermacyclopentenyl ring was coordinated to the W center in an η(3) fashion. Both reactions resulted in unprecedented complete cleavage of a W≡Ge triple bond.

  3. 2-[5-(2-Methyl­phen­yl)-3-(2-methyl­styryl)-4,5-di­hydro-1H-pyrazol-1-yl]-6-(thio­phen-2-yl)-4-(tri­fluoro­meth­yl)pyrimidine chloro­form monosolvate

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    Flores, Alex Fabiani Claro; Flores, Darlene Correia; Vicenti, Juliano Rosa de Menezes; Campos, Patrick Teixeira

    2014-01-01

    In the crystal structure of the title compound, C28H23F3N4S·CHCl3, the chloro­form solvate mol­ecules connect the pyrimidine mol­ecules into chains along [101] through weak C—H⋯N and C—H⋯Cl hydrogen-bond inter­actions. There are further connections between adjacent chains through F⋯Cl halogen contacts of 3.185 (3) Å, with the –CF3 group presenting a significant short F⋯F inter­chain distance of 2.712 (4) Å. The five-membered pyrazole ring is approximately planar (r.m.s. deviation = 0.050 Å). The pyrimidine ring makes dihedral angles of 84.15 (8) and 4.56 (8)° with the benzene rings. PMID:25161574

  4. Total Synthesis of the Posttranslationally Modified Polyazole Peptide Antibiotic Plantazolicin A.

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    Wada, Hiroki; Williams, Huw E L; Moody, Christopher J

    2015-12-01

    The power of rhodium-carbene methodology in chemistry is demonstrated by the synthesis of a structurally complex polyazole antibiotic. Plantazolicin A, a novel soil-bacterium metabolite, comprises a linear array of 10 five-membered rings in two pentacyclic regions that derive from ribosomal peptide synthesis followed by extensive posttranslational modification. The compound possesses potent antimicrobial activity, and is selectively active against the anthrax-causing organism. A conceptually different synthesis of plantazolicin A is reported in which the key steps are the use of rhodium(II)-catalyzed reactions of diazocarbonyl compounds to generate up to six of the seven oxazole rings of the antibiotic. NMR spectroscopic studies and molecular modeling reveal a likely dynamic hairpin conformation with a hinge region around the two isoleucine residues. The compound has modest activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). PMID:26473502

  5. Synthesis and structure of zeolite ZSM-5: a Raman spectroscopic study

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    Dutta, P.K.; Puri, M.

    1987-07-30

    The Raman spectra of the solution and solid phases present during various stages of ZSM-5 synthesis were examined by monitoring the vibrations of the tetrapropylammonium ion. It was found that this cation is trapped into the amorphous solid phase at the earliest stages of the synthesis in the all-trans configuration. Upon crystallization of the zeolite, there is a forced change in the conformation of the trapped tetrapropylammonium cation, such that it can fit into the zig-zag zeolite channels. The Raman spectra of the aluminosilicate zeolite framework is also distinct from other zeolites, such as A, X, and Y, and exhibits a band at 385 cm/sup -1/ characteristic of the five-membered building units of this zeolite.

  6. Tuning the Nucleophilicity in Cyclopropenylidenes

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    Schoeller, Wolfgang W.; Frey, Guido D.; Bertrand, Guy

    2008-01-01

    Cyclopropenylidenes are Hückel aromatic π-systems in which one of the ring atoms is a carbene center. Quantum chemical calculations at density functional level, supplemented by coupled-cluster calculations, indicate that these species have a sizeable energy separation between the lowest energy singlet and triplet states. Amino groups considerably increase the energy difference between these two states, while electron-withdrawing substituents decrease it. The 1.1-dimerization products of cyclopropenylidenes, namely triafulvalenes, are investigated. The calculations show that, without steric hindrance and considerable electronic stabilization, cyclopropenylidenes are kinetically not stable and dimerize. Different substituents (alkyl, silyl, terphenyl, amino, and posphaneiminato) were probed to tune the energy levelling of the frontier orbitals in cyclopropenylidenes. Accordingly, it is predicted that by a suitable choice of substituents at the olefinic positions, cyclopropenylidenes can be more nucleophilic than their five-membered ring congeners, namely imidazol-2-ylidenes. PMID:18404754

  7. Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Dibenzo[c,h][1,6]naphthyridines as Topoisomerase I Inhibitors and Potential Anticancer Agents

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    Kiselev, Evgeny; Dexheimer, Thomas; Pommier, Yves; Cushman, Mark

    2010-01-01

    Indenoisoquinoline topoisomerase I (Top1) inhibitors are a novel class of anticancer agents. Modifications of the indenoisoquinoline A, B and D rings have been extensively studied in order to optimize Top1 inhibitory activity and cytotoxicity. To improve understanding of the forces that stabilize drug-Top1-DNA ternary complexes, the five-membered cyclopentadienone C-ring of the indenoisoquinoline system was replaced by six-membered nitrogen heterocyclic rings, resulting in dibenzo[c,h][1,6]naphthyridines that were synthesized by a novel route and tested for Top1 inhibition. This resulted in several compounds that have unique DNA cleavage site selectivities and potent antitumor activities in a number of cancer cell lines. PMID:21090809

  8. Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Daniel Goldin in the Firing Room after the STS-97 launch

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    2000-01-01

    In the Firing Room, Launch Control Center, after a successful launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-97, Launch Director Michael Leinbach (with microphone) addresses the launch team. Behind him at right are Florida Governor Jeb Bush and NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin. Liftoff of Endeavour occurred at 10:06:01 p.m. EST. Endeavour and its five-member crew will deliver U.S. solar arrays to the International Space Station and be the first Shuttle crew to visit the Station's first resident crew. The 11-day mission includes three spacewalks. This marks the 101st mission in Space Shuttle history and the 25th night launch. Endeavour is expected to land at KSC Dec. 11 at 6:19 p.m. EST.

  9. Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Daniel Goldin in the Firing Room after the STS-97 launch

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    2000-01-01

    In the Firing Room, Launch Control Center, after a successful launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-97, Florida Governor Jeb Bush shakes the hand of NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin. Liftoff of Endeavour occurred at 10:06:01 p.m. Endeavour and its five-member crew will deliver U.S. solar arrays to the International Space Station and be the first Shuttle crew to visit the Station's first resident crew. The 11-day mission includes three spacewalks. This marks the 101st mission in Space Shuttle history and the 25th night launch. Endeavour is expected to land at KSC Dec. 11 at 6:19 p.m. EST.

  10. A general access to organogold(iii) complexes by oxidative addition of diazonium salts.

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    Huang, Long; Rominger, Frank; Rudolph, Matthias; Hashmi, A Stephen K

    2016-05-11

    At room temperature under mild photochemical conditions, namely irradiation with a simple blue light LED, gold(i) chloro complexes of both phosphane and carbene ligands in combination with aryldiazonium salts afford arylgold(iii) complexes. With chelating P,N-ligands cationic six- or five-membered chelate complexes were isolated in the form of salts with weakly coordinating counter anions that were brought in from the diazonium salt. With monodentate P ligands or N-heterocyclic carbene ligands and diazonium chlorides neutral arylgold(iii) dichloro complexes were obtained. The coordination geometry was determined by X-ray crystal structure analyses of representative compounds, a cis arrangement of the aryl and the phosphane ligand at the square planar gold(iii) center is observed. PMID:27094217

  11. A Diels-Alder reaction triggered by a [4 + 3] metallacycloaddition.

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    Vivancos, Ángela; Vattier, Florencia; López-Serrano, Joaquín; Paneque, Margarita; Poveda, Manuel L; Álvarez, Eleuterio

    2015-04-01

    The Tp(Me2)Ir(III) complex 1-OH2 (Tp(Me2) = hydrotris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)borate), which contains a labile molecule of water and an iridium-bonded alkenyl moiety (-C(R)═C(R)-(R=CO2Me)) as part of a benzo-annulated five-membered iridacycle, reacts readily with the conjugated dienes butadiene and 2,3-dimethylbutadiene to afford the corresponding Diels-Alder products. Experimental and DFT studies are in accordance with an initial [4 + 3] cyclometalation reaction between the diene and the five-coordinated 16-electron organometallic fragment 1 (generated from 1-OH2 by facile water dissociation). The reaction can be extended to a related TpIr(III) complex (Tp = hydrotris(pyrazolyl)borate) that also features a labile ligand (i.e., 2-THF).

  12. Diastereoselective Synthesis of (+/-)-1,2-Diphenyl-1,2-propanediol. A Discovery-Based Grignard Reaction Suitable for a Large Organic Lab Course

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    Ciaccio, James A.; Bravo, Roxana P.; Drahus, Antoinette L.; Biggins, John B.; Concepcion, Rosalyn V.; Cabrera, David

    2001-04-01

    We have developed an undergraduate organic laboratory experiment that probes the diastereoselectivity of the reaction between a Grignard reagent and a common, inexpensive a-chiral ketone. Students isolate a single diastereomer of (+/-)-1,2-diphenyl-1,2-propanediol by treatment of (+/-)-benzoin with MeMgI. Since the mp ranges of the two possible diol diastereomers differ by 10 °C, the reaction's diastereoselectivity can be established by mp determination alone, and it can be rationalized by the preferential addition of MeMgI to the least sterically hindered face of the carbonyl group in a rigid, five-membered cyclic intermediate (the "Cram chelate model"). This experiment is an interesting alternative to traditional Grignard experiments, is operationally straightforward and easily performed in large lab courses, and introduces students to p-facial discrimination by having them establish the stereochemical course of kinetically controlled nucleophilic addition to a carbonyl.

  13. 4-Acetyl-3-[2-(eth­oxy­carbon­yl)phen­yl]sydnone

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    Grossie, David; Harrison, Leanna; Turnbull, Kenneth

    2013-01-01

    Sydnones, which contain a mesoionic five-membered heterocyclic ring, are more stable if synthesized with an aromatic substutuent at the N3 position. In the title compound {sys­tematic name: 4-acetyl-3-[2-(eth­oxy­carbon­yl)phen­yl]-1,2,3-oxa­diazol-3-ylium-5-olate}, C13H12N2O5, the aromatic substitutent is 2-(eth­oxy­carbon­yl)phenyl. Intra- and inter­molecular hydrogen bonds are observed. The inter­planar angle between the sydnone and benzene rings is 71.94 (8)°. π-ring⋯carbon­yl inter­actions of 3.2038 (16) Å arise between the sydnone ring and a symmetry-related C=O group. PMID:24454098

  14. Structures and the Hydrogen Bonding Abilities of Estrogens Studied by Supersonic Jet/laser Spectroscopy

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    Morishima, Fumiya; Inokuchi, Yoshiya; Ebata, Takayuki

    2013-06-01

    Estrone, estradiol, estriol are known as endogenous estrogen which have the same steroidal frame with different substituent, leading to difference of physiological activity upon the formation of hydrogen bond with estrogen receptor. In the present study, structures of estrogens and their hydrated clusters in a supersonic jet have been studied by various laser spectroscopic techniques and density functional theory calculation to study how the difference of substituents affects their hydrogen bonding ability. Infrared spectra in the OH stretching region indicate a formation of intramolecular hydrogen-bond in estriol, which may lead to weaker physiological activity among the three estrogens. We also measured electronic and infrared spectra of 1:1 hydrated clusters of estrogen. The results show a switch of stable hydration site from the phenolic OH group to the five member ring by substituting one more OH group.

  15. Thioetherification of chloroheteroarenes: a binuclear catalyst promotes wide scope and high functional-group tolerance.

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    Platon, Mélanie; Wijaya, Novi; Rampazzi, Vincent; Cui, Luchao; Rousselin, Yoann; Saeys, Mark; Hierso, Jean-Cyrille

    2014-09-22

    A constrained binuclear palladium catalyst system affords selective thioetherification of a wide range of functionalized arenethiols with chloroheteroaromatic partners with the highest turnover numbers (TONs) reported to date and tolerates a large variety of reactive functions. The scope of this system includes the coupling of thiophenols with six- and five-membered 2-chloroheteroarenes (i.e., functionalized pyridine, pyrazine, quinoline, pyrimidine, furane, and thiazole) and 3-bromoheteroarenes (i.e., pyridine and furane). Electron-rich congested thiophenols and fluorinated thiophenols are also suitable partners. The coupling of unprotected amino-2-chloropyridines with thiophenol and the successful employment of synthetically valuable chlorothiophenols are described with the same catalyst system. DFT studies attribute the high performance of this binuclear palladium catalyst to the decreased stability of thiolate-containing resting states. Palladium loading was as low as 0.2 mol %, which is important for industrial application and is a step forward in solving catalyst activation/deactivation problems.

  16. Crystal structure of methyl 3-(3-fluoro-phen-yl)-1-methyl-1,3a,4,9b-tetra-hydro-3H-thio-chromeno[4,3-c]isoxazole-3a-carboxyl-ate.

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    Savithri, M P; Suresh, M; Raghunathan, R; Vimala, G; SubbiahPandi, A

    2015-08-01

    In the title compound, C19H18FNO3S, the five-membered oxazolidine ring adopts an envelope conformation with the methine C atom of the fused bond as the flap. Its mean plane is oriented at a dihedral angle of 50.38 (1)° with respect to the fluoro-phenyl ring. The six-membered thio-pyran ring has a half-chair conformation and its mean plane is almost coplanar with the fused benzene ring, making a dihedral angle of 4.94 (10)°. The two aromatic rings are inclined to one another by 85.96 (11)°, and the mean planes of the oxazolidine and thio-pyran rings are inclined to one another by 57.64 (12)°. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked by C-H⋯π inter-actions, forming a three-dimensional structure. PMID:26396818

  17. The therapeutic voyage of pyrazole and its analogs: A review.

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    Khan, Mohemmed Faraz; Alam, Mohammad Mumtaz; Verma, Garima; Akhtar, Wasim; Akhter, Mymoona; Shaquiquzzaman, Mohammad

    2016-09-14

    Pyrazole, a five membered heteroaromatic ring with two nitrogen atoms is of immense significance. Presence of this nucleus in the pharmacological agents of diverse therapeutic categories viz. antianxiety, anti-inflammatory, antipsychotic, anticancer, antiobesity, analgesic, antipyretic etc. has made it an indispensable anchor for design and development of new pharmacological agents. Owing to the development of novel and new pyrazole based therapeutic agents at a faster pace, there is a need to couple the latest information with previously available information to understand status of this moiety in medicinal chemistry research. The review herein highlights the therapeutic worth of pyrazole derivatives. Several therapeutically active pyrazole based derivatives developed by numerous scientists across the globe are reported here.

  18. Synthesis, molecular spectroscopy and thermal analysis of some cefepime complexes

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    Masoud, Mamdouh S.; Ali, Alaa E.; Ghareeb, Doaa A.; Nasr, Nessma M.

    2016-03-01

    The metal complexes of cefepime with Cr (III), Mn (II), Fe (III), Co (II), Cu (II), Zn (II), Cd (II), Hg (II) and mixed metals (Fe, Ni) or (Cu, Fe) were synthesized, the suggested structures of the complexes are based on the results of the elemental analysis, infrared, UV-visible, mass and HNMR spectra, effective magnetic moment as well as the thermal analysis (DTA, TGA & DSC) and characterized by energy dispersive x-ray (EDX) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The results obtained suggested that cefepime reacted with metal ions as bidentate ligand through the nitrogen of the β-lactone thiozolidine ring and carboxylate ion forming a five membered ring. The kinetic thermodynamic parameters were estimated from the DTA curves.

  19. From peptide precursors to oxazole and thiazole-containing peptide antibiotics: microcin B17 synthase.

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    Li, Y M; Milne, J C; Madison, L L; Kolter, R; Walsh, C T

    1996-11-15

    Esherichia coli microcin B17 is a posttranslationally modified peptide that inhibits bacterial DNA gyrase. It contains four oxazole and four thiazole rings and is representative of a broad class of pharmaceutically important natural products with five-membered heterocycles derived from peptide precursors. An in vitro assay was developed to detect heterocycle formation, and an enzyme complex, microcin B17 synthase, was purified and found to contain three proteins, McbB, McbC, and McbD, that convert 14 residues into the eight mono- and bisheterocyclic moieties in vitro that confer antibiotic activity on mature microcin B17. These enzymatic reactions alter the peptide backbone connectivity. The propeptide region of premicrocin is the major recognition determinant for binding and downstream heterocycle formation by microcin B17 synthase. A general pathway for the enzymatic biosynthesis of these heterocycles is formulated.

  20. Specificity of Furanoside–Protein Recognition through Antibody Engineering and Molecular Modeling

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    Lak, Parnian; Makeneni, Spandana; Woods, Robert J.

    2014-01-01

    Recognition of furanosides (five-membered ring sugars) by proteins plays important roles in host–pathogen interactions. In comparison to their six-membered ring counterparts (pyranosides), detailed studies of the molecular motifs involved in the recognition of furanosides by proteins are scarce. Here the first in-depth molecular characterization of a furanoside–protein interaction system, between an antibody (CS-35) and cell wall polysaccharides of mycobacteria, including the organism responsible for tuberculosis is reported. The approach was centered on the generation of the single chain variable fragment of CS-35 and a rational library of its mutants. Investigating the interaction from various aspects revealed the structural motifs that govern the interaction, as well as the relative contribution of molecular forces involved in the recognition. The specificity of the recognition was shown to originate mainly from multiple CH–π interactions and, to a lesser degree, hydrogen bonds formed in critical distances and geometries. PMID:25413161

  1. Bioactive Cycloperoxides Isolated from the Puerto Rican Sponge Plakortis halichondrioides.

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    Jiménez-Romero, Carlos; Ortiz, Idelisse; Vicente, Jan; Vera, Brunilda; Rodríguez, Abimael D; Nam, Sangkil; Jove, Richard

    2010-10-22

    Two new five-membered-ring polyketide endoperoxides, epiplakinic acid F methyl ester (1) and epiplakinidioic acid (3), and a peroxide-lactone, plakortolide J (2), were isolated from the Puerto Rican sponge Plakortis halichondrioides, along with two previously reported cyclic peroxides, 4 and 5. The structures of the new metabolites were determined by spectroscopic and chemical analyses. The absolute stereostructures of 1, 2, and 5 were determined by degradation reactions followed by application of Kishi's method for the assignment of absolute configuration of alcohols. Biological screening of cycloperoxides 1-5 and semisynthetic analogues 7-12 for cytotoxic activity against various human tumor cell lines revealed that compounds 3, 4, and 11 are very active. Upon assaying for antimalarial and antitubercular activity, some of the compounds tested showed strong activity against the pathogenic microbes Plasmodium falciparum and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

  2. Stereodivergent Intramolecular C(sp(3))-H Functionalization of Azavinyl Carbenes: Synthesis of Saturated Heterocycles and Fused N-Heterotricycles.

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    Lindsay, Vincent N G; Viart, Hélène M-F; Sarpong, Richmond

    2015-07-01

    A general approach for the formation of five-membered saturated heterocycles by intramolecular C(sp(3))-H functionalization is reported. Using N-sulfonyltriazoles as Rh(II) azavinyl carbene equivalents, a wide variety of stereodefined cis-2,3-disubstituted tetrahydrofurans were obtained with good to excellent diastereoselectivity from readily available acyclic precursors. The reaction is shown to be amenable to gram scale, and judicious choice of reaction conditions allowed for stereodivergence, providing selective access to the trans diastereomer in good yield. The resulting products were shown to be valuable intermediates for the direct preparation of fused N-heterotricycles in one step by intramolecular C-H amination or Pictet-Spengler cyclization. PMID:26096731

  3. Meet the Editors: Water Resources Research

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    Kumar, Mohi

    2006-02-01

    On 1 January 2005, a five-member team assumed editorial responsibility for Water Resources Research (WRR). A year later the team of Brian Berkowitz, Amilcare Porporato, Thomas Torgersen, Scott Tyler, and Editor-in-Chief Marc Parlange are pleased with the successes of several changes to the journal. ``WRR is the international stage where new and emerging ideas are discussed and where the directions for scientific research in all aspects of hydrology are charted,'' explained Porporato. ``This is the reason why we have worked hard with our associate editors to attract `opinion papers,' `inspired reviews,' and, more recently, `rapid communications.''' The aim of these new paper types is to encourage discussion of water resource issues relevant to society and to quickly present new results that advance theoretical, mathematical, technological, and experimental observations, Porporato said.

  4. Crystal structure of 6-de­oxy-α-l-psico­furan­ose

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    Yoshihara, Akihide; Ishii, Tomohiko; Kamakura, Tatsuya; Taguchi, Hiroaki; Fukada, Kazuhiro

    2015-01-01

    The title compound, C6H12O5, was crystallized from an aqueous solution of 6-de­oxy-l-psicose (6-de­oxy-l-allulose, (3S,4S,5S)-1,3,4,5-tetra­hydroxy­hexan-2-one), and the mol­ecule was confirmed as α-furan­ose with a 3 T 4 (or E 4) conformation, which is a predominant tautomer in solution. This five-membered furan­ose ring structure is the second example in the field of the 6-de­oxy-ketohexose family. The cell volume of the title compound [742.67 (7) Å3, Z = 4 at room temperature] is only 1.4% smaller than that of β-d-psico­pyran­ose, C6H12O6 (753.056 Å3, Z = 4 at room temperature). PMID:26870568

  5. Commission 19: Rotation of the Earth

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    Brzezinski, Aleksander; Ma, Chopo; Dehant, Véronique; Defraigne, Pascale; Dickey, Jean O.; Huang, Cheng-Li; Souchay, Jean; Vondrák, Jan; Charlot, Patrick; Richter, Bernd; Schuh, Harald

    The Commission supports and coordinates scientific investigations in the Earth rotation and related reference frames. Several changes had been introduced to the structure of Commission 19 since the IAU XXVI General Assembly in Prague, 2006. The Organizing Committee of Commission 19 has been substantially reduced. It consists now of six ex-officio members, the Commission president, vice-president, past president and representatives from the International Association of Geodesy (IAG), International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS), International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS), and five members at-large who are nominated by the OC, selected by the Commission members and elected by the IAU GA for a maximum of two terms. The modified terms of reference of Commission 19, the list of members and other details can be found at the Commission website .

  6. New highlights of the syntheses of pyrrolo[1,2-a]quinoxalin-4-ones

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    Georgescu, Emilian; Nicolescu, Alina; Georgescu, Florentina; Teodorescu, Florina; Marinescu, Daniela; Macsim, Ana-Maria

    2014-01-01

    Summary The one-pot three-component reactions of 1-substituted benzimidazoles with ethyl bromoacetate and electron-deficient alkynes, in 1,2-epoxybutane, gave a variety of pyrrolo[1,2-a]quinoxalin-4-ones and pyrrolo[1,2-a]benzimidazoles. The influence of experimental conditions on the course of reaction was investigated. A novel synthetic pathway starting from benzimidazoles unsubstituted at the five membered ring, alkyl bromoacetates and non-symmetrical electron-deficient alkynes in the molar ratio of 1:2:1, in 1,2-epoxybutane at reflux temperature, led directly to pyrrolo[1,2-a]quinoxalin-4-ones in fair yield by an one-pot three-component reaction. PMID:25383108

  7. Synthesis of Diverse Nitrogen-Enriched Heterocyclic Scaffolds Using a Suite of Tunable One-Pot Multicomponent Reactions

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    2015-01-01

    Five elegant and switchable three-component reactions which enable access to a new series of nitrogen-containing heterocycles are reported. A novel one-step addition of an isocyanide to a hydrazine derived Schiff base affords unique six-membered pyridotriazine scaffolds (A and E). With slight modification of reaction conditions and replacement of the nucleophilic isocyanide moiety with different electrophiles (i.e., isocyanates, isothiocyanates, cyclic anhydrides, and acyl chlorides) five-membered triazolopyridine scaffolds (B, D, F, G) are generated in a single step. Furthermore, the use of phenyl hydrazine enables access to dihydroindazole-carboxamides, devoid of a bridge-head nitrogen (C). All protocols are robust and tolerate a diverse collection of reactants, and as such, it is expected that the new scaffolds and associated chemistry will garner high interest from medicinal chemists involved in either file enhancement or specific target-related drug discovery campaigns. PMID:24788091

  8. Thioetherification of chloroheteroarenes: a binuclear catalyst promotes wide scope and high functional-group tolerance.

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    Platon, Mélanie; Wijaya, Novi; Rampazzi, Vincent; Cui, Luchao; Rousselin, Yoann; Saeys, Mark; Hierso, Jean-Cyrille

    2014-09-22

    A constrained binuclear palladium catalyst system affords selective thioetherification of a wide range of functionalized arenethiols with chloroheteroaromatic partners with the highest turnover numbers (TONs) reported to date and tolerates a large variety of reactive functions. The scope of this system includes the coupling of thiophenols with six- and five-membered 2-chloroheteroarenes (i.e., functionalized pyridine, pyrazine, quinoline, pyrimidine, furane, and thiazole) and 3-bromoheteroarenes (i.e., pyridine and furane). Electron-rich congested thiophenols and fluorinated thiophenols are also suitable partners. The coupling of unprotected amino-2-chloropyridines with thiophenol and the successful employment of synthetically valuable chlorothiophenols are described with the same catalyst system. DFT studies attribute the high performance of this binuclear palladium catalyst to the decreased stability of thiolate-containing resting states. Palladium loading was as low as 0.2 mol %, which is important for industrial application and is a step forward in solving catalyst activation/deactivation problems. PMID:25112971

  9. X-ray, conformation and electronic structures of 1-nitropyrrolidine

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    Gajda, Katarzyna; Ejsmont, Krzysztof; Daszkiewicz, Zdzisław; Gianopoulos, Christopher G.; Zarychta, Bartosz

    2016-03-01

    The chemistry of pyrrolidine compounds has drawn much attention because of their biological activities. The crystal and molecular structure of 1-nitropyrrolidine (C4H8NNO2) at 150K, along with calculated structures (DFT and MP2), are reported herein. In the solid-state, the asymmetric part of the unit cell is composed of one quartermolecule at the position of two perpendicular mirror planes and the five-membered ring is disordered over a mirror plane, revealing the twisted conformation. Both geometries suggest slight sp3 hybridization of the amine nitrogen atom. The non-planar geometry suggests the lack of conjugation of the amine nitrogen lone pair with the nitro group, however the N-N bond distance indicates oppositely.

  10. Recent advances in isoxazole chemistry

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    Galenko, A. V.; Khlebnikov, A. F.; Novikov, M. S.; Pakalnis, V. V.; Rostovskii, N. V.

    2015-04-01

    The preparation methods and reactions of isoxazoles are described and systematized on the basis of analysis of the literature published from 2005 to present. In the discussion of synthesis, major attention is focused on the most efficient approaches: condensation of hydroxylamine with 1,3-dielectrophiles and reactions of nitrile oxides with alkenes and alkynes. Five-membered ring opening reactions leading to acyclic functionalized or other heterocyclic compounds are considered. The transformations of isoxazole derivatives that occur without ring cleavage to form fused heterocyclic systems, as well as reactions that lead to the introduction of C-substituents into isoxazoles, are considered. Data on the biological activity of some isoxazole derivatives are reported. The bibliography includes 439 references.

  11. Chemical modification of amino acids by atmospheric-pressure cold plasma in aqueous solution

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    Takai, Eisuke; Kitamura, Tsuyoshi; Kuwabara, Junpei; Ikawa, Satoshi; Yoshizawa, Shunsuke; Shiraki, Kentaro; Kawasaki, Hideya; Arakawa, Ryuichi; Kitano, Katsuhisa

    2014-07-01

    Plasma medicine is an attractive new research area, but the principles of plasma modification of biomolecules in aqueous solution remain elusive. In this study, we investigated the chemical effects of atmospheric-pressure cold plasma on 20 naturally occurring amino acids in aqueous solution. High-resolution mass spectrometry revealed that chemical modifications of 14 amino acids were observed after plasma treatment: (i) hydroxylation and nitration of aromatic rings in tyrosine, phenylalanine and tryptophan; (ii) sulfonation and disulfide linkage formation of thiol groups in cysteine; (iii) sulfoxidation of methionine and (iv) amidation and ring-opening of five-membered rings in histidine and proline. A competitive reaction experiment using 20 amino acids demonstrated that sulfur-containing and aromatic amino acids were preferentially decreased by the plasma treatment. These data provide fundamental information for elucidating the mechanism of protein inactivation for biomedical plasma applications.

  12. Gulosibacter molinativorax ON4T Molinate Hydrolase, a Novel Cobalt-Dependent Amidohydrolase ▿ ‡

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    Duarte, Márcia; Ferreira-da-Silva, Frederico; Lünsdorf, Heinrich; Junca, Howard; Gales, Luís; Pieper, Dietmar H.; Nunes, Olga C.

    2011-01-01

    A new pathway of molinate mineralization has recently been described. Among the five members of the mixed culture able to promote such a process, Gulosibacter molinativorax ON4T has been observed to promote the initial breakdown of the herbicide into ethanethiol and azepane-1-carboxylate. In the current study, the gene encoding the enzyme responsible for molinate hydrolysis was identified and heterologously expressed, and the resultant active protein was purified and characterized. Nucleotide sequence analysis revealed that the gene encodes a 465-amino-acid protein of the metal-dependent hydrolase A subfamily of the amidohydrolase superfamily with a predicted molecular mass of 50.9 kDa. Molinate hydrolase shares the highest amino acid sequence identity (48 to 50%) with phenylurea hydrolases of Arthrobacter globiformis and Mycobacterium brisbanense. However, in contrast to previously described members of the metal-dependent hydrolase A subfamily, molinate hydrolase contains cobalt as the only active-site metal. PMID:21840982

  13. Molecular, crystal, and electronic structure of the cobalt(II) complex with 10-(2-benzothiazolylazo)-9-phenanthrol

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    Linko, R. V.; Sokol, V. I.; Polyanskaya, N. A.; Ryabov, M. A.; Strashnov, P. V.; Davydov, V. V.; Sergienko, V. S.

    2013-05-15

    The reaction of 10-(2-benzothiazolylazo)-9-phenanthrol (HL) with cobalt(II) acetate gives the coordination compound [CoL{sub 2}] {center_dot} CHCl{sub 3} (I). The molecular and crystal structure of I is determined by X-ray diffraction. The coordination polyhedron of the Co atom in complex I is an octahedron. The anion L acts as a tridentate chelating ligand and is coordinated to the Co atom through the phenanthrenequinone O1 atom and the benzothiazole N1 atom of the moieties L and the N3 atom of the azo group to form two five-membered metallocycles. The molecular and electronic structures of the compounds HL, L, and CoL{sub 2} are studied at the density functional theory level. The results of the quantum-chemical calculations are in good agreement with the values determined by X-ray diffraction.

  14. 12-Acetyl-6-hy-droxy-3,3,9,9-tetra-methyl-furo[3,4-b]pyrano[3,2-h]xanthene-7,11(3H,9H)-dione.

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    Ee, Gwendoline Cheng Lian; Teo, Siow Hwa; Kwong, Huey Chong; Mohamed Tahir, Mohamed Ibrahim; Silong, Sidik

    2010-01-01

    The title compound, Artonol B, C(24)H(20)O(7), isolated from the stem bark of Artocarpus kemando, consists of four six-membered rings and one five-membered ring. The tricyclic xanthone ring system is almost planar [maximum deviation 0.115 (5) Å], whereas the pyran-oid ring is in a distorted boat conformation·The furan ring is almost coplanar with the fused aromatic ring, making a dihedral angle of 3.76 (9)°. The phenol ring serves as a intra-molecular hydrogen-bond donor to the adjacent carbonyl group and also acts as an inter-molecular hydrogen-bond acceptor for the methyl groups of adjacent mol-ecules, forming a three-dimensional network in the crystal.

  15. Crystal structure of (±)-(7RS,8SR)-7-methyl-1,4-dioxa-spiro-[4.5]decane-7,8-diol.

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    Oishi, Takeshi; Yamamoto, Hiroaki; Sugai, Tomoya; Fukaya, Keisuke; Yamaguchi, Yu; Watanabe, Ami; Sato, Takaaki; Chida, Noritaka

    2015-10-01

    In the title compound, C9H16O4, the five-membered dioxolane ring adopts a twist conformation; two adjacent C atoms deviate alternately from the mean plane of other atoms by -0.297 (4) and 0.288 (4) Å. The spiro-fused cyclo-hexane ring shows a chair form. The hy-droxy group substituted in an axial position makes an intra-molecular O-H⋯O hydrogen bond with one of the O atoms in the cyclic ether, forming an S(6) ring motif. In the crystal, the O-H⋯O hydrogen bond involving the equatorial hy-droxy group connects the mol-ecules into a zigzag chain with a C(5) motif running along the c axis. PMID:26594401

  16. Expression of the human growth hormone variant gene in cultured fibroblasts and transgenic mice

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    Selden, R.F.; Wagner, T.E.; Blethen, S.; Yun, J.S.; Rowe, M.E.; Goodman, H.M. )

    1988-11-01

    The nucleotide sequence of the human growth hormone variant gene, one of the five members of the growth hormone gene family, predicts that it encodes a growth hormone-like protein. As a first step in determining whether this gene is functional in humans, the authors have expressed a mouse methallothionein I/human growth hormone variant fusion gene in mouse L cells and in transgenic mice. The growth hormone variant protein expressed in transiently transfected L cells is distinct from growth hormone itself with respect to reactivity with anti-growth hormone monoclonal antibodies, behavior during column chromatography, and isoelectric point. Transgenic mice expressing the growth hormone variant protein are 1.4- to 1.9-fold larger than nontransgenic controls, suggesting that the protein has growth-promoting properties.

  17. Metal(II) complexes synthesized based on quinoline-2,3-dicarboxylate as electrocatalysts for the degradation of methyl orange.

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    Gong, Yun; Zhang, Miao Miao; Qin, Jian Bo; Li, Jian; Meng, Jiang Ping; Lin, Jian Hua

    2014-06-14

    Based on quinoline-2,3-dicarboxylic acid (H2L), two metal(II) complexes formulated as MnL(phen)(H2O)·H2O (phen = 1,10-phenanthroline) (1) and Co(HL)2(PPA)·4H2O (PPA = N(1),N(4)-di(pyridin-4-yl)terephthalamide) (2) were synthesized and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Both complexes 1 and 2 exhibit one-dimensional (1D) chain-like structures, in which stable five-membered rings are observed. Different chains are linked by strong π-π stacking interactions into a three-dimensional (3D) supramolecular architecture. Both complexes can increase the degradation rate of methyl orange (MO), which is expected to be associated with their electrocatalytic activities for the H2 evolution reaction from water. PMID:24741675

  18. Rhodnius barretti, a new species of Triatominae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) from western Amazonia.

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    Abad-Franch, Fernando; Pavan, Márcio G; Jaramillo-O, Nicolás; Palomeque, Francisco S; Dale, Carolina; Chaverra, Duverney; Monteiro, Fernando A

    2013-01-01

    Rhodnius barretti, a new triatomine species, is described based on adult specimens collected in rainforest environments within the Napo ecoregion of western Amazonia (Colombia and Ecuador). R. barretti resembles Rhodnius robustus s.l., but mitochondrial cytochrome b gene sequences reveal that it is a strongly divergent member of the "robustus lineage", i.e., basal to the clade encompassing Rhodnius nasutus, Rhodnius neglectus, Rhodnius prolixus and five members of the R. robustus species complex. Morphometric analyses also reveal consistent divergence from R. robustus s.l., including head and, as previously shown, wing shape and the length ratios of some anatomical structures. R. barretti occurs, often at high densities, in Attalea butyracea and Oenocarpus bataua palms. It is strikingly aggressive and adults may invade houses flying from peridomestic palms. R. barretti must therefore be regarded as a potential Trypanosoma cruzi vector in the Napo ecoregion, where Chagas disease is endemic.

  19. Rhodnius barretti, a new species of Triatominae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) from western Amazonia

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    Abad-Franch, Fernando; Pavan, Márcio G; Jaramillo-O, Nicolás; Palomeque, Francisco S; Dale, Carolina; Chaverra, Duverney; Monteiro, Fernando A

    2013-01-01

    Rhodnius barretti , a new triatomine species, is described based on adult specimens collected in rainforest environments within the Napo ecoregion of western Amazonia (Colombia and Ecuador). R. barretti resembles Rhodnius robustus s.l. , but mitochondrial cytochrome b gene sequences reveal that it is a strongly divergent member of the “robustus lineage”, i.e., basal to the clade encompassing Rhodnius nasutus , Rhodnius neglectus , Rhodnius prolixus and five members of the R. robustus species complex. Morphometric analyses also reveal consistent divergence from R. robustus s.l. , including head and, as previously shown, wing shape and the length ratios of some anatomical structures. R. barretti occurs, often at high densities, in Attalea butyracea and Oenocarpus bataua palms. It is strikingly aggressive and adults may invade houses flying from peridomestic palms. R. barretti must therefore be regarded as a potential Trypanosoma cruzi vector in the Napo ecoregion, where Chagas disease is endemic. PMID:24473808

  20. Indolizinones as synthetic scaffolds: fundamental reactivity and the relay of stereochemical information†

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    Hardin Narayan, Alison R.

    2012-01-01

    Indolizinones are under-explored N-heterocycles that react with exquisite chemo- and stereoselectivity. An exploration of the fundamental reactivity of these azabicycles demonstrates the potential to relay stereochemical information from the ring-fusion to newly formed stereocenters on the bicyclic core. The indolizinone diene undergoes selective hydrogenation and readily participates in Diels–Alder cycloadditions as well as ene reactions. The vinylogous amide embedded in the five-membered ring is resistant to reaction when the diene is in place. However, removal of the diene allows for diastereoselective hydrogenation of, and 1,4-additions to, the vinylogous amide. These fundamental reactions with indolizinones have provided a structurally diverse array of products that hold promise in the context of natural product synthesis. PMID:22072189

  1. The heavy atom microwave structure of 2-methyltetrahydrofuran

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    Van, Vinh; Stahl, Wolfgang; Nguyen, Ha Vinh Lam

    2016-11-01

    The rotational spectra of 2-methyltetrahydrofuran have been observed using a pulsed molecular beam Fourier transform microwave spectrometer operating in the frequency range 2-26.5 GHz. Conformational analysis using quantum chemical calculations yields two stable conformers; both of them possess an envelope structure. The conformational transformation can occur via two different transition states. The Cremer-Pople notation for five-membered rings is chosen for describing the conformations. Only one conformer with equatorial position of the methyl group is assigned in the experimental spectrum. The fits of its parent species, 13C- and 18O-isotopologues result in highly accurate molecular parameters, and enable the determination of a heavy atom rs structure using Kraitchman's equations. This experimentally determined structure is in excellent agreement with the structure calculated by anharmonic frequency calculations.

  2. Crystal structure of bis-(aceto-phenone 4-benzoyl-thio-semicarbazonato-κ(2) N (1),S)nickel(II).

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    Kadir, Faraidoon Karim; Shamsuddin, Mustaffa; Rosli, Mohd Mustaqim

    2016-05-01

    In the asymmetric unit of the title complex, [Ni(C16H14N3OS)2], the nickel ion is tetra-coordinated in a distorted square-planar geometry by two independent mol-ecules of the ligand which act as mononegative bidentate N,S-donors and form two five-membered chelate rings. The ligands are in trans (E) conformations with respect to the C=N bonds. The close approach of hydrogen atoms to the Ni(2+) atom suggests anagostic inter-actions (Ni⋯H-C) are present. The crystal structure is built up by a network of two C-H⋯O inter-actions. One of the inter-actions forms inversion dimers and the other links the mol-ecules into infinite chains parallel to [100]. In addition, a weak C-H⋯π inter-action is also present. PMID:27308036

  3. 6-Nitro-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo­[2,1-c][1,4]benzodiazepine-5,11(10H,11aH)-dione

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    Jebani, Abdessamad; Zouihri, Hafid; El Hakmaoui, Ahmed; Lazar, Saïd; Akssira, Mohamed

    2011-01-01

    In the two mol­ecules of the asymmetric unit of the title compound, C12H11N3O4, the seven-membered diazepine ring adopts a boat conformation (with the two phenyl­ene C atoms representing the stern and the methine C atom the prow). The five-membered pyrrole ring, which has an envelope conformation, makes dihedral angles of 60.47 (10) and 54.69 (9)° with the benzene ring of the benzodiazepine unit in the two mol­ecules. In the crystal, inter­molecular N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds and π–π stacking inter­actions [centroid–centroid distance = 3.8023 (7)–3.8946 (7) Å] lead to the formation of a three-dimensional framework. PMID:22091037

  4. Prompting a consumer behavior for pollution control1

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    Geller, E. Scott; Farris, John C.; Post, David S.

    1973-01-01

    A field application of behavior modification studied the relative effectiveness of different prompting procedures for increasing the probability that customers entering a grocery store would select their soft drinks in returnable rather than nonreturnable containers. Six different 2-hr experimental conditions during which bottle purchases were recorded were (1) No Prompt (i.e., control), (2) one student gave incoming customers a handbill urging the purchase of soft drinks in returnable bottles, (3) distribution of the handbill by one student and public charting of each customer's bottle purchases by another student, (4) handbill distribution and charting by a five-member group, (5) handbills distributed and purchases charted by three females. The variant prompting techniques were equally effective, and in general increased the percentage of returnable-bottle customers by an average of 25%. PMID:16795418

  5. Molecular System for the Division of Self-Propelled Oil Droplets by Component Feeding.

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    Banno, Taisuke; Toyota, Taro

    2015-06-30

    Unique dynamics using inanimate molecular assemblies have drawn a great amount of attention for demonstrating prebiomimetic molecular systems. For the construction of an organized logic combining two fundamental dynamics of life, we demonstrate here a molecular system that exhibits both division and self-propelled motion using oil droplets. The key molecule of this molecular system is a novel cationic surfactant containing a five-membered acetal moiety, and the molecular system can feed the self-propelled oil droplet composed of a benzaldehyde derivative and an alkanol. The division dynamics of the self-propelled oil droplets were observed through the hydrolysis of the cationic surfactant in bulk solution. The mechanism of the current dynamics is argued to be based on the supply of "fresh" oil components in the moving oil droplets, which is induced by the Marangoni instability. We consider this molecular system to be a prototype of self-reproducing inanimate molecular assembly exhibiting self-propelled motion.

  6. Electron-Deficient Tetrabenzo-Fused Pyracylene and Conversions into Curved and Planar π-Systems Having Distinct Emission Behaviors.

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    Chaolumen; Murata, Michihisa; Sugano, Yasunori; Wakamiya, Atsushi; Murata, Yasujiro

    2015-08-01

    Polycyclic aromatic compounds containing fully unsaturated five-membered ring(s) have been intensively studied because of their unique properties, which include high electron affinity and reactivity. Reported herein is an efficient route for the synthesis of tetrabenzo-fused pyracylene, which comprises pyracylene and tetracene segments, using intramolecular oxidative C-H coupling. It was shown to possess high electron affinity and was found to undergo addition reactions with n-butyllithium or benzyne. These reactions led to either a 1,4-addition compound or triptycene-type adduct with a curved or planar π-system, respectively. Although these compounds exhibited similar sky-blue emissions in a dilute solution, the emission band of the 1,4-addition compound was significantly red-shifted in the solid state and exhibited intense yellow emission attributable to the excimer, while the triptycene-type adduct retained the intense blue color emission in the solid state. PMID:26088048

  7. Effect of the degree of substitution in the transition temperatures and hydrophobicity of hydroxypropyl cellulose esters.

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    López-Velázquez, Delia; Hernández-Sosa, Armando R; Pérez, Ernesto

    2015-07-10

    We have synthesized and characterized five members of a homologous series of side chain polymers of hydroxypropyl cellulose esters obtained by homogeneous esterification with 6-[4'-(ethoxycarbonyl)biphenyl-4-yloxy]hexanoic acid. Two acylation procedures were studied. One procedure involved the acid chloride derivative and the other one was the activation of that acid with N,N'-carbonyldiimidazol. The second method yielded esters with higher degree of substitution, DS¯. The esters, with DS¯ ranging from 26 to about 66%, were characterized by FTIR, NMR, solution viscometry, TGA, DSC, polarized optical microscopy, and X-ray diffraction, in order to study the effect of the degree of substitution on the hydrophobicity, on the transition temperatures and on their potential liquid crystal properties. It has been found that the hydrophobicity and the transition temperatures of the HPC derivatives are very much dependent on the degree of acylation. The esters with high DS¯ values showed liquid crystal properties. PMID:25857978

  8. Crystal structure of bis­(aceto­phenone 4-benzoyl­thio­semicarbazonato-κ2 N 1,S)nickel(II)

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    Kadir, Faraidoon Karim; Shamsuddin, Mustaffa; Rosli, Mohd Mustaqim

    2016-01-01

    In the asymmetric unit of the title complex, [Ni(C16H14N3OS)2], the nickel ion is tetra­coordinated in a distorted square-planar geometry by two independent mol­ecules of the ligand which act as mononegative bidentate N,S-donors and form two five-membered chelate rings. The ligands are in trans (E) conformations with respect to the C=N bonds. The close approach of hydrogen atoms to the Ni2+ atom suggests anagostic inter­actions (Ni⋯H—C) are present. The crystal structure is built up by a network of two C—H⋯O inter­actions. One of the inter­actions forms inversion dimers and the other links the mol­ecules into infinite chains parallel to [100]. In addition, a weak C—H⋯π inter­action is also present. PMID:27308036

  9. Ethyl 2-{N-[N-(4-chloro-6-methoxy­pyrimidin-2-yl)carbamo­yl]sulfamo­yl}benzoate

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    Lu, Chui; Li, Fang-Shi; Yu, Da-Sheng; Yao, Wei; Liu, Yin-Hong

    2008-01-01

    The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C15H15ClN4O6S, contains two independent mol­ecules, in which the pyrimidine and benzene rings are oriented at dihedral angles of 75.21 (3) and 86.00 (3)°. Intra­molecular N—H⋯N and C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds result in the formation of two five- and two six-membered rings. The six-membered rings have flattened-boat conformations, while the five-membered rings adopt envelope conformations. In the crystal structure, inter­molecular N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol­ecules. PMID:21202882

  10. Methyl 4-(4-fluoro­phen­yl)-6-isopropyl-2-[N-methyl-N-(methylsulfonyl)amino]­pyrimidine-5-carboxyl­ate

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    He, Wei; Yang, Dong-Ling; Cui, Yong-Tao; Xu, Ye-Ming; Guo, Cheng

    2008-01-01

    In the mol­ecule of the title compound, C17H20FN3O4S, the pyrimidine and benzene rings are oriented at a dihedral angle of 35.59 (3)°. Intra­molecular C—H⋯N and C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds result in the formation of one five- and two six-membered non-planar rings. One of the six-membered rings adopts a chair conformation, while the other six-membered ring and the five-membered ring exhibit envelope conformations with O and N atoms displaced by 0.837 (3) and 0.152 (3) Å, respectively from the planes of the other ring atoms. In the crystal structure, inter­molecular C—H⋯F hydrogen bonds link the mol­ecules into infinite chains. PMID:21202637

  11. Synthesis, characterisation and in vitro cytotoxicity studies of a series of chiral platinum(II) complexes based on the 2-aminomethylpyrrolidine ligand: X-ray crystal structure of [PtCl2(R-dimepyrr)] (R-dimepyrr=N-dimethyl-2(R)-aminomethylpyrrolidine).

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    Diakos, Connie I; Zhang, Mei; Beale, Philip J; Fenton, Ronald R; Hambley, Trevor W

    2009-07-01

    A series of platinum(II) complexes were synthesised based on the enantiomerically pure amino acid proline. Novel synthetic pathways were developed, adapted from standard peptide chemistry, to produce the 2-aminomethylpyrrolidine (pyrr) ligand and its derivatives with differing arrangements of methyl substituents at the exocyclic amine sites. The crystal structure of [PtCl(2)(R-dimepyrr)] (R-dimepyrr=N,N-dimethyl-2(R)-aminomethylpyrrolidine) is reported and the five-membered ligand ring has been shown to be in an envelope conformation. Cytotoxicity studies were carried out on the ovarian cancer A2780 tumour cell line and its cisplatin-resistant variant, A2780cisR. Remarkably good activity was seen for several of the drugs when compared to cisplatin despite the addition of substantial steric bulk to the amine groups, and there was a lack of cross-resistance with cisplatin seen for some compounds. PMID:19185955

  12. An exercise performance test does not measure physical fitness for the average person.

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    Hopkins, W G; Robinson, S M

    1988-08-10

    One hundred and thirty five members of the public who attended a medical school open day and who volunteered for a physical fitness assessment were asked to rate their own physical fitness and to give a reason for their rating; subjects then performed a submaximal exercise test for an estimation of maximum oxygen uptake. More than two-thirds of the reasons given for self-rating of fitness were related to level of regular exercise, while physical exercise performance, health or obesity each accounted for 10% or less of the reasons given. There was no significant correlation between self-rating of fitness and maximum oxygen uptake. It is concluded that for the average person an estimate of the level of regular exercise is likely to be a more appropriate measure of physical fitness than performance in an exercise test.

  13. 6-(3,5-Dimeth-oxy-benzyl-amino)-9-(oxan-2-yl)-9H-purine.

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    Starha, Pavel; Popa, Igor; Dvořák, Zdeněk; Trávníček, Zdeněk

    2013-04-01

    The mol-ecule of the title compound, C19H23N5O3, contains six-membered pyrimidine and five-membered imidazole rings merged into the essentially planar purine skeleton (r.m.s. deviation = 0.01 Å). In the crystal, pairs of N-H⋯N hydrogen bonds link mol-ecules into inversion dimers. The dimers are linked via C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming double-stranded chains propagating along [001]. These chains are linked via C-H⋯π and parallel slipped π-π inter-actions [centroid-centroid distance = 3.467 (1) Å; slippage 0.519 Å], forming a three-dimensional network. PMID:23634074

  14. 6-(3,5-Dimeth­oxy­benzyl­amino)-9-(oxan-2-yl)-9H-purine

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    Štarha, Pavel; Popa, Igor; Dvořák, Zdeněk; Trávníček, Zdeněk

    2013-01-01

    The mol­ecule of the title compound, C19H23N5O3, contains six-membered pyrimidine and five-membered imidazole rings merged into the essentially planar purine skeleton (r.m.s. deviation = 0.01 Å). In the crystal, pairs of N—H⋯N hydrogen bonds link mol­ecules into inversion dimers. The dimers are linked via C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming double-stranded chains propagating along [001]. These chains are linked via C—H⋯π and parallel slipped π–π inter­actions [centroid–centroid distance = 3.467 (1) Å; slippage 0.519 Å], forming a three-dimensional network. PMID:23634074

  15. Z-Selective ethenolysis with a ruthenium metathesis catalyst: experiment and theory.

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    Miyazaki, Hiroshi; Herbert, Myles B; Liu, Peng; Dong, Xiaofei; Xu, Xiufang; Keitz, Benjamin K; Ung, Thay; Mkrtumyan, Garik; Houk, K N; Grubbs, Robert H

    2013-04-17

    The Z-selective ethenolysis activity of chelated ruthenium metathesis catalysts was investigated with experiment and theory. A five-membered chelated catalyst that was successfully employed in Z-selective cross metathesis reactions has now been found to be highly active for Z-selective ethenolysis at low ethylene pressures, while tolerating a wide variety of functional groups. This phenomenon also affects its activity in cross metathesis reactions and prohibits crossover reactions of internal olefins via trisubstituted ruthenacyclobutane intermediates. In contrast, a related catalyst containing a six-membered chelated architecture is not active for ethenolysis and seems to react through different pathways more reminiscent of previous generations of ruthenium catalysts. Computational investigations of the effects of substitution on relevant transition states and ruthenacyclobutane intermediates revealed that the differences of activities are attributed to the steric repulsions of the anionic ligand with the chelating groups.

  16. [Acidites et complexes des acides (alkyl-et aminoalkyl-) phosphoniques--III Alkylphosphonates substitues de calcium(II) et cuivre(II)].

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    Wozniak, M; Nowogrocki, G

    1979-05-01

    The stability constants of some phosphoric acids RPO(3)H(2) [R = CH(3), C(2)H(5), ClCH(2), Cl(2)CH, Cl(3)C, BrCH(2), Br(2)CH, BrCH(2)CH(2), ICH(2), HOCH(2), (CH(3))(3)N + CH2] and their complexes RPO(3)Ca, RPO(3)Cu, RPO(3)Cu(OH)(-) have been determined by multiparametric refinement of potentiometric titration data obtained at 25 degrees , in a 0.1M potassium nitrate medium. Linear relationships are obtained between stability and acidity constants. Formation of five-membered rings stabilize the hydroxymethylphosphonates. Conversely, cation repulsion by the permanent positive charge reduces the stabilities of complexes with trimethylammoniummethylphosphonic acid.

  17. Skill improvement of dynamical seasonal Arctic sea ice forecasts

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    Krikken, Folmer; Schmeits, Maurice; Vlot, Willem; Guemas, Virginie; Hazeleger, Wilco

    2016-05-01

    We explore the error and improve the skill of the outcome from dynamical seasonal Arctic sea ice reforecasts using different bias correction and ensemble calibration methods. These reforecasts consist of a five-member ensemble from 1979 to 2012 using the general circulation model EC-Earth. The raw model reforecasts show large biases in Arctic sea ice area, mainly due to a differently simulated seasonal cycle and long term trend compared to observations. This translates very quickly (1-3 months) into large biases. We find that (heteroscedastic) extended logistic regressions are viable ensemble calibration methods, as the forecast skill is improved compared to standard bias correction methods. Analysis of regional skill of Arctic sea ice shows that the Northeast Passage and the Kara and Barents Sea are most predictable. These results show the importance of reducing model error and the potential for ensemble calibration in improving skill of seasonal forecasts of Arctic sea ice.

  18. Analysis of the magnetically induced current density of molecules consisting of annelated aromatic and antiaromatic hydrocarbon rings.

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    Sundholm, Dage; Berger, Raphael J F; Fliegl, Heike

    2016-06-21

    Magnetically induced current susceptibilities and current pathways have been calculated for molecules consisting of two pentalene groups annelated with a benzene (1) or naphthalene (2) moiety. Current strength susceptibilities have been obtained by numerically integrating separately the diatropic and paratropic contributions to the current flow passing planes through chosen bonds of the molecules. The current density calculations provide novel and unambiguous current pathways for the unusual molecules with annelated aromatic and antiaromatic hydrocarbon moieties. The calculations show that the benzene and naphthalene moieties annelated with two pentalene units as in molecules 1 and 2, respectively, are unexpectedly antiaromatic sustaining only a local paratropic ring current around the ring, whereas a weak diatropic current flows around the C-H moiety of the benzene ring. For 1 and 2, the individual five-membered rings of the pentalenes are antiaromatic and a slightly weaker semilocal paratropic current flows around the two pentalene rings. Molecules 1 and 2 do not sustain any net global ring current. The naphthalene moiety of the molecule consisting of a naphthalene annelated with two pentalene units (3) does not sustain any strong ring current that is typical for naphthalene. Instead, half of the diatropic current passing the naphthalene moiety forms a zig-zag pattern along the C-C bonds of the naphthalene moiety that are not shared with the pentalene moieties and one third of the current continues around the whole molecule partially cancelling the very strong paratropic semilocal ring current of the pentalenes. For molecule 3, the pentalene moieties and the individual five-membered rings of the pentalenes are more antiaromatic than for 1 and 2. The calculated current patterns elucidate why the compounds with formally [4n + 2] π-electrons have unusual aromatic properties violating the Hückel π-electron count rule. The current density calculations also provide

  19. Quantum chemical molecular dynamics simulation of single-walled carbon nanotube cap nucleation on an iron particle.

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    Ohta, Yasuhito; Okamoto, Yoshiko; Page, Alister J; Irle, Stephan; Morokuma, Keiji

    2009-11-24

    The atomic scale details of single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) nucleation on metal catalyst particles are elusive to experimental observations. Computer simulation of metal-catalyzed SWNT nucleation is a challenging topic but potentially of great importance to understand the factors affecting SWNT diameters, chirality, and growth efficiency. In this work, we use nonequilibrium density functional tight-binding molecular dynamics simulations and report nucleation of sp(2)-carbon cap structures on an iron particle consisting of 38 atoms. One C(2) molecule was placed every 1.0 ps around an Fe(38) cluster for 30 ps, after which a further 410 ps of annealing simulation without carbon supply was performed. We find that sp(2)-carbon network nucleation and annealing processes occur in three sequential and repetitive stages: (A) polyyne chains on the metal surface react with each other to evolve into a Y-shaped polyyne junction, which preferentially form a five-membered ring as a nucleus; (B) polyyne chains on the first five-membered ring form an additional fused five- or six-membered ring; and (C) pentagon-to-hexagon self-healing rearrangement takes place with the help of short-lived polyyne chains, stabilized by the mobile metal atoms. The observed nucleation process resembles the formation of a fullerene cage. However, the metal particle plays a key role in differentiating the nucleation process from fullerene cage formation, most importantly by keeping the growing cap structure from closing into a fullerene cage and by keeping the carbon edge "alive" for the addition of new carbon material.

  20. Ethical considerations related to participation and partnership: an investigation of stakeholders’ perceptions of an action-research project on user fee removal for the poorest in Burkina Faso

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    2014-01-01

    Background Healthcare user fees present an important barrier for accessing services for the poorest (indigents) in Burkina Faso and selective removal of fees has been incorporated in national healthcare planning. However, establishing fair, effective and sustainable mechanisms for the removal of user fees presents important challenges. A participatory action-research project was conducted in Ouargaye, Burkina Faso, to test mechanisms for identifying those who are indigents, and funding and implementing user fee removal. In this paper, we explore stakeholder perceptions of ethical considerations relating to participation and partnership arising in the action-research. Methods We conducted 39 in-depth interviews to examine ethical issues associated with the action-research. Respondents included 14 individuals identified as indigent through the community selection process, seven members of village selection committees, six local healthcare professionals, five members of the management committees of local health clinics, five members of the research team, and four regional or national policy-makers. Using constant comparative techniques, we carried out an inductive thematic analysis of the collected data. Results The Ouargaye project involved a participatory model, included both implementation and research components, and focused on a vulnerable group within small, rural communities. Stakeholder perceptions and experiences relating to the participatory approach and reliance on multiple partnerships in the project were associated with a range of ethical considerations related to 1) seeking common ground through communication and collaboration, 2) community participation and risk of stigmatization, 3) impacts of local funding of the user fee removal, 4) efforts to promote fairness in the selection of the indigents, and 5) power relations and the development of partnerships. Conclusions This investigation of the Ouargaye project serves to illuminate the distinctive

  1. Photoisomerization of azobenzenes isolated in cryogenic matrices.

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    Duarte, Luís; Khriachtchev, Leonid; Fausto, Rui; Reva, Igor

    2016-06-22

    2,2'-Dihydroxyazobenzene (DAB), 2,2'-azotoluene (AT) and azobenzene (AB) were isolated in argon and xenon matrices and their molecular structures and photochemical transformations were characterized by infrared spectroscopy and theoretical calculations. All these compounds can adopt the E and Z isomeric forms around the central CNNC moiety, which can be enriched by several conformational and tautomeric modifications for DAB and AT. A number of DAB and AT isomeric forms were identified for the first time. For DAB, the E azo-enol isomer with two intramolecular six-membered quasi-rings formed via OHN hydrogen bonds was found after deposition. Irradiation with UV light generated a different E azo-enol form with two intramolecular H-bonded five-membered quasi-rings. Phototransformation was shown to be reversible and the forms could be interconverted by irradiation at different wavelengths. The isomerization between these two forms constitutes a direct experimental observation of an E → E isomerization in azobenzene-type molecules. Further irradiation generated a form(s) bearing both OH and NH groups. For AT, two E isomers with the CH3 groups forming five-membered and five/six-membered quasi-rings with the azo group were observed in the as-deposited matrices. Irradiation of AT with UV light generated a Z form that can be converted back to the E form at different irradiation wavelengths. E-AB was deposited in a xenon matrix and both E → Z and Z → E phototransformations were observed (contrary to what was previously reported in an argon matrix where only the Z → E conversion occurred). AB photoisomerization becomes more pronounced at elevated temperatures, thus indicating that the matrix effects responsible for hindering the AB photoisomerization are essentially due to steric restrictions. The different photoisomerization channels observed for these compounds are discussed in terms of a small-amplitude pedal motion. PMID:27279432

  2. Influence of terminal substitution on structural, DNA, protein binding, anticancer and antibacterial activities of palladium(II) complexes containing 3-methoxy salicylaldehyde-4(N) substituted thiosemicarbazones.

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    Kalaivani, P; Prabhakaran, R; Ramachandran, E; Dallemer, F; Paramaguru, G; Renganathan, R; Poornima, P; Vijaya Padma, V; Natarajan, K

    2012-02-28

    The variable chelating behavior of 3-methoxysalicylaldehyde-4(N)-substituted thiosemicarbazones was observed in equimolar reactions with [PdCl(2)(PPh(3))(2)]. The new complexes were characterized by various analytical, spectroscopic techniques (mass, (1)H-NMR, absorption, IR). All the new complexes were structurally characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. Crystallographic results showed that the ligands H(2)L(1) and H(2)L(4) are coordinated as binegative tridentate ONS donor ligands in the complexes 1 and 4 by forming six and five member rings. However, the ligands H(2)L(2) and H(2)L(3) bound to palladium in 2 and 3 as uninegative bidentate NS donors by forming a five member chelate ring. From this study, it was found that the substitution on terminal 4(N)-nitrogen may have an influence on the chelating ability of thiosemicarbazone. The presence of hydrogen bonding in 2 and 3 might be responsible for preventing the coordination of phenolic oxygen to the metal ion. The interaction of the complexes with calf-thymus DNA (CT-DNA) has been explored by absorption and emission titration methods. Based on the observations, an electrostatic binding mode of DNA has been proposed. The protein binding studies were monitored by quenching of tryptophan and tyrosine residues in the presence of complexes using Lysozyme as model protein. Antibacterial activity studies of the complexes have been screened against pathogenic bacteria such as Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumonia and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. MIC50 values of the complexes showed that they exhibited significant activity against the pathogens and among them, 3 exhibited higher activity. Further, anticancer activity of the complexes on the lung cancer cell line A549 has also been studied. PMID:22222360

  3. Ligand strain and conformations in a family of Fe(II) spin crossover hexadentate complexes involving the 2-pyridylmethyl-amino moiety: DFT modelling.

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    Matouzenko, Galina S; Borshch, Serguei A; Schünemann, Volker; Wolny, Juliusz A

    2013-05-21

    DFT calculations of the mononuclear Fe(II) spin crossover complexes [Fe(L)](2+) (L = ({bis[N-(2-pyridylmethyl)-3-aminopropyl](2-pyridylmethyl)amine})), ({[N-(2-pyridylmethyl)-3-aminopropyl][N-(2-pyridylmethyl)-2-aminoethyl](2-pyridylmethyl)amine}) and ({bis[N-(2-pyridylmethyl)-2-aminoethyl](2-pyridylmethyl)amine}) abbreviated as (66), (56) and (55) have been performed in order to explain the observed spin transition temperature differences. The complexes differ in the size of two chelate rings, revealing two six-membered, one six-membered and one five-membered, and two five membered rings for (66), (56) and (55), respectively. Calculations of the electronic energy differences ΔEel = Eel(HS) - Eel(LS) with the use of the basis set TZVP with B3LYP*, PBE, TPSS and TPSSh functionals reproduced the experimentally observed trends. The best reproduction of bond distances is obtained using the TPSSh functional. The Continuous Shape Measure (CShM) analysis of the optimised structures of all six spin isomers revealed the most significant distortion from the trigonal prism for the low-spin (66) system, which has the lowest spin transition temperature. The corresponding trigonal twist is proposed to be the main cause of releasing strain that is induced by the size of two fused chelate rings. Different conformers of low-spin and high-spin (66) systems were modelled using the TPSSh/TZVP method, including the calculations of transition states of conformational rearrangements in both spin isomers. A normal co-ordinate analysis was performed for all six spin isomers. This allows the assignment of previously reported Raman marker bands to specific modes of the (66) system. The estimate of the vibrational contribution to the spin transition entropy revealed values of 50-60 J K(-1) mol at room temperature for all three complexes. PMID:23579233

  4. Approved Antiviral Drugs over the Past 50 Years.

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    De Clercq, Erik; Li, Guangdi

    2016-07-01

    Since the first antiviral drug, idoxuridine, was approved in 1963, 90 antiviral drugs categorized into 13 functional groups have been formally approved for the treatment of the following 9 human infectious diseases: (i) HIV infections (protease inhibitors, integrase inhibitors, entry inhibitors, nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, and acyclic nucleoside phosphonate analogues), (ii) hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections (lamivudine, interferons, nucleoside analogues, and acyclic nucleoside phosphonate analogues), (iii) hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections (ribavirin, interferons, NS3/4A protease inhibitors, NS5A inhibitors, and NS5B polymerase inhibitors), (iv) herpesvirus infections (5-substituted 2'-deoxyuridine analogues, entry inhibitors, nucleoside analogues, pyrophosphate analogues, and acyclic guanosine analogues), (v) influenza virus infections (ribavirin, matrix 2 protein inhibitors, RNA polymerase inhibitors, and neuraminidase inhibitors), (vi) human cytomegalovirus infections (acyclic guanosine analogues, acyclic nucleoside phosphonate analogues, pyrophosphate analogues, and oligonucleotides), (vii) varicella-zoster virus infections (acyclic guanosine analogues, nucleoside analogues, 5-substituted 2'-deoxyuridine analogues, and antibodies), (viii) respiratory syncytial virus infections (ribavirin and antibodies), and (ix) external anogenital warts caused by human papillomavirus infections (imiquimod, sinecatechins, and podofilox). Here, we present for the first time a comprehensive overview of antiviral drugs approved over the past 50 years, shedding light on the development of effective antiviral treatments against current and emerging infectious diseases worldwide.

  5. Approved Antiviral Drugs over the Past 50 Years.

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    De Clercq, Erik; Li, Guangdi

    2016-07-01

    Since the first antiviral drug, idoxuridine, was approved in 1963, 90 antiviral drugs categorized into 13 functional groups have been formally approved for the treatment of the following 9 human infectious diseases: (i) HIV infections (protease inhibitors, integrase inhibitors, entry inhibitors, nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, and acyclic nucleoside phosphonate analogues), (ii) hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections (lamivudine, interferons, nucleoside analogues, and acyclic nucleoside phosphonate analogues), (iii) hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections (ribavirin, interferons, NS3/4A protease inhibitors, NS5A inhibitors, and NS5B polymerase inhibitors), (iv) herpesvirus infections (5-substituted 2'-deoxyuridine analogues, entry inhibitors, nucleoside analogues, pyrophosphate analogues, and acyclic guanosine analogues), (v) influenza virus infections (ribavirin, matrix 2 protein inhibitors, RNA polymerase inhibitors, and neuraminidase inhibitors), (vi) human cytomegalovirus infections (acyclic guanosine analogues, acyclic nucleoside phosphonate analogues, pyrophosphate analogues, and oligonucleotides), (vii) varicella-zoster virus infections (acyclic guanosine analogues, nucleoside analogues, 5-substituted 2'-deoxyuridine analogues, and antibodies), (viii) respiratory syncytial virus infections (ribavirin and antibodies), and (ix) external anogenital warts caused by human papillomavirus infections (imiquimod, sinecatechins, and podofilox). Here, we present for the first time a comprehensive overview of antiviral drugs approved over the past 50 years, shedding light on the development of effective antiviral treatments against current and emerging infectious diseases worldwide. PMID:27281742

  6. Synthesis and spectral characterization of Zn(II) microsphere series for antimicrobial application

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    Singh, Ajay K.; Pandey, Sarvesh K.; Pandey, O. P.; Sengupta, S. K.

    2014-09-01

    Microsphere series have been synthesized by reacting zinc(II) acetate dihydrate with Schiff bases derived from 2-hydrazino-5-[substituted phenyl]-1,3,4-thiadiazole/oxadiazole/triazole with salicylaldehyde. Elemental analysis suggests that the complexes have 1:2 and 1:1 stoichiometry of the type [Zn(L)2(H2O)2] and [Zn(L‧)(H2O)2]; LH = Schiff bases derived from 2-hydrazino-5-[substituted phenyl]-1,3,4-thia/oxadiazole with salicylaldehyde; L‧H2 = Schiff bases derived from 3-(substituted phenyl)-4-amino-5-hydrazino-1,2,4-triazole and salicylaldehyde and were characterized by elemental analyses, IR, 1H NMR and 13C NMR spectral data. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) showed that synthesized materials have microsphere like structure and there EDX analysis comparably matches with elemental analysis. For the antimicrobial application Schiff bases and their zinc(II) complexes were screened for four bacteria e.g. Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhi, Streptococcus pyogenes and four fungi e.g. Cyrtomium falcatum, Aspergillus niger, Fusarium oxysporium and Curvularia pallescence by the reported method. Schiff base and Zn(II) compounds showed significant antimicrobial activities. However, activities increase upon chelation. Thermal analysis (TGA) data of compound (10) showed its stability up to 300 °C.

  7. 2-acetylphenol analogs as potent reversible monoamine oxidase inhibitors

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    Legoabe, Lesetja J; Petzer, Anél; Petzer, Jacobus P

    2015-01-01

    Based on a previous report that substituted 2-acetylphenols may be promising leads for the design of novel monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, a series of C5-substituted 2-acetylphenol analogs (15) and related compounds (two) were synthesized and evaluated as inhibitors of human MAO-A and MAO-B. Generally, the study compounds exhibited inhibitory activities against both MAO-A and MAO-B, with selectivity for the B isoform. Among the compounds evaluated, seven compounds exhibited IC50 values <0.01 µM for MAO-B inhibition, with the most selective compound being 17,000-fold selective for MAO-B over the MAO-A isoform. Analyses of the structure–activity relationships for MAO inhibition show that substitution on the C5 position of the 2-acetylphenol moiety is a requirement for MAO-B inhibition, and the benzyloxy substituent is particularly favorable in this regard. This study concludes that C5-substituted 2-acetylphenol analogs are potent and selective MAO-B inhibitors, appropriate for the design of therapies for neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. PMID:26203229

  8. 2-acetylphenol analogs as potent reversible monoamine oxidase inhibitors.

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    Legoabe, Lesetja J; Petzer, Anél; Petzer, Jacobus P

    2015-01-01

    Based on a previous report that substituted 2-acetylphenols may be promising leads for the design of novel monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, a series of C5-substituted 2-acetylphenol analogs (15) and related compounds (two) were synthesized and evaluated as inhibitors of human MAO-A and MAO-B. Generally, the study compounds exhibited inhibitory activities against both MAO-A and MAO-B, with selectivity for the B isoform. Among the compounds evaluated, seven compounds exhibited IC50 values <0.01 µM for MAO-B inhibition, with the most selective compound being 17,000-fold selective for MAO-B over the MAO-A isoform. Analyses of the structure-activity relationships for MAO inhibition show that substitution on the C5 position of the 2-acetylphenol moiety is a requirement for MAO-B inhibition, and the benzyloxy substituent is particularly favorable in this regard. This study concludes that C5-substituted 2-acetylphenol analogs are potent and selective MAO-B inhibitors, appropriate for the design of therapies for neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease.

  9. Structural characterisation of the polysaccharides from endemic Mongolian desert plants and their effect on the intestinal absorption of ovalbumin.

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    Golovchenko, Victoria V; Khramova, Daria S; Shashkov, Alexandre S; Otgonbayar, Dorjgoo; Chimidsogzol, Aria; Ovodov, Yury S

    2012-07-15

    Using successive extractions with water and 0.7% aqueous ammonium oxalate, pectic polysaccharides were isolated from the following plants growing in the arid climate of Mongolia (Gobi): saxaul Haloxylon ammodendron Maxim., rhubarb Rheum nanum Sievers, Nitraria sibirica Pall., Peganum harmala L. and almond Amygdalus mongolica Maxim. The data obtained exhibited the primary synthesis of the cell wall pectic polysaccharides but not the middle lamellae water-soluble pectins in plants growing in the dry climatic zone. Both α-(1→4)-D-galacturonan and α-(1→4)-D-galacturonan, which was substituted with methyl groups, were found to be backbone of pectins. The L-arabinofuranose residues were identified as the main components of ramified regions. The pectins from almond differed from other pectins due to a high arabinose content. The data from NMR spectroscopy and methylation analyses demonstrated that pectic polysaccharides from almond included terminal, (1→5)-, (1→3)-linked and 3,5-substituted L-arabinofuranose residues and a small terminal D-galactopyranose and 2,5- and 2,3,5-substituted L-arabinofuranose residue content. The pectic polysaccharides were found to decrease the absorption of ovalbumin (OVA) in the blood from the gut lumen. The serum OVA level was lower in mice fed with OVA mixed with the pectins compared with the control group, which was administered OVA alone. PMID:22549013

  10. Structure based design of novel 6,5 heterobicyclic mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MEK) inhibitors leading to the discovery of imidazo[1,5-a] pyrazine G-479.

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    Robarge, Kirk D; Lee, Wendy; Eigenbrot, Charles; Ultsch, Mark; Wiesmann, Christian; Heald, Robert; Price, Steve; Hewitt, Joanne; Jackson, Philip; Savy, Pascal; Burton, Brenda; Choo, Edna F; Pang, Jodie; Boggs, Jason; Yang, April; Yang, Xioaye; Baumgardner, Matthew

    2014-10-01

    Use of the tools of SBDD including crystallography led to the discovery of novel and potent 6,5 heterobicyclic MEKi's [J. Med. Chem.2012, 55, 4594]. The core change from a 5,6 heterobicycle to a 6,5 heterobicycle was driven by the desire for increased structural diversity and aided by the co-crystal structure of G-925 [J. Med. Chem.2012, 55, 4594]. The key design feature was the shift of the attachment of the five-membered heterocyclic ring towards the B ring while maintaining the key hydroxamate and anilino pharamcophoric elements in a remarkably similar position as in G-925. From modelling, changing the connection point of the five membered ring heterocycle placed the H-bond accepting nitrogen within a good distance and angle to the Ser212 [J. Med. Chem.2012, 55, 4594]. The resulting novel 6,5 benzoisothiazole MEKi G-155 exhibited improved potency versus aza-benzofurans G-925 and G-963 but was a potent inhibitor of cytochrome P450's 2C9 and 2C19. Lowering the logD by switching to the more polar imidazo[1,5-a] pyridine core significantly diminished 2C9/2C19 inhibition while retaining potency. The imidazo[1,5-a] pyridine G-868 exhibited increased potency versus the starting point for this work (aza-benzofuran G-925) leading to deprioritization of the azabenzofurans. The 6,5-imidazo[1,5-a] pyridine scaffold was further diversified by incorporating a nitrogen at the 7 position to give the imidazo[1,5-a] pyrazine scaffold. The introduction of the C7 nitrogen was driven by the desire to improve metabolic stability by blocking metabolism at the C7 and C8 positions (particularly the HLM stability). It was found that improving on G-868 (later renamed GDC-0623) required combining C7 nitrogen with a diol hydroxamate to give G-479. G-479 with polarity distributed throughout the molecule was improved over G-868 in many aspects.

  11. Long-lived room temperature deep-red/near-IR emissive intraligand triplet excited state (3IL) of naphthalimide in cyclometalated platinum(II) complexes and its application in upconversion.

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    Wu, Wenting; Guo, Huimin; Wu, Wanhua; Ji, Shaomin; Zhao, Jianzhang

    2011-11-21

    [C(^)NPt(acac)] (C(^)N = cyclometalating ligand; acac = acetylacetonato) complexes in which the naphthalimide (NI) moiety is directly cyclometalated (NI as the C donor of the C-Pt bond) were synthesized. With 4-pyrazolylnaphthalimide, isomers with five-membered (Pt-2) and six-membered (Pt-3) chelate rings were obtained. With 4-pyridinylnaphthalimide, only the complex with a five-membered chelate ring (Pt-4) was isolated. A model complex with 1-phenylpyrazole as the C(^)N ligand was prepared (Pt-1). Strong absorption of visible light (ε = 21,900 M(-1) cm(-1) at 443 nm for Pt-3) and room temperature (RT) phosphorescence at 630 nm (Pt-2 and Pt-3) or 674 nm (Pt-4) were observed. Long-lived phosphorescences were observed for Pt-2 (τ(P) = 12.8 μs) and Pt-3 (τ(P) = 61.9 μs). Pt-1 is nonphosphorescent at RT in solution because of the acac-localized T(1) excited state [based on density functional theory (DFT) calculations and spin density analysis], but a structured emission band centered at 415 nm was observed at 77 K. Time-resolved transient absorption spectra and spin density analysis indicated a NI-localized intraligand triplet excited state ((3)IL) for complexes Pt-2, Pt-3, and Pt-4. DFT calculations on the transient absorption spectra (T(1) → T(n) transitions, n > 1) also support the (3)IL assignment of the T(1) excited states of Pt-2, Pt-3, and Pt-4. The complexes were used as triplet sensitizers for triplet-triplet-annihilation (TTA) based upconversion, and the results show that Pt-3 is an efficient sensitizer with an upconversion quantum yield of up to 14.1%, despite its low phosphorescence quantum yield of 5.2%. Thus, we propose that the sensitizer molecules at the triplet excited state that are otherwise nonphosphorescent were involved in the TTA upconversion process, indicating that weakly phosphorescent or nonphosphorescent transition-metal complexes can be used as triplet sensitizers for TTA upconversion.

  12. Cobalt catalysis involving π components in organic synthesis.

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    Gandeepan, Parthasarathy; Cheng, Chien-Hong

    2015-04-21

    Over the last three decades, transition-metal-catalyzed organic transformations have been shown to be extremely important in organic synthesis. However, most of the successful reactions are associated with noble metals, which are generally toxic, expensive, and less abundant. Therefore, we have focused on catalysis using the abundant first-row transition metals, specifically cobalt. In this Account, we demonstrate the potential of cobalt catalysis in organic synthesis as revealed by our research. We have developed many useful catalytic systems using cobalt complexes. Overall, they can be classified into several broad types of reactions, specifically [2 + 2 + 2] and [2 + 2] cycloadditions; enyne reductive coupling; reductive [3 + 2] cycloaddition of alkynes/allenes with enones; reductive coupling of alkyl iodides with alkenes; addition of organoboronic acids to alkynes, alkenes, or aldehydes; carbocyclization of o-iodoaryl ketones/aldehydes with alkynes/electron-deficient alkenes; coupling of thiols with aryl and alkyl halides; enyne coupling; and C-H bond activation. Reactions relying on π components, specifically cycloaddition, reductive coupling, and enyne coupling, mostly afford products with excellent stereo- and regioselectivity and superior atom economy. We believe that these cobalt-catalyzed π-component coupling reactions proceed through five-membered cobaltacyclic intermediates formed by the oxidative cyclometalation of two coordinated π bonds of the substrates to the low-valent cobalt species. The high regio- and stereoselectivity of these reactions are achieved as a result of the electronic and steric effects of the π components. Mostly, electron-withdrawing groups and bulkier groups attached to the π bonds prefer to be placed near the cobalt center of the cobaltacycle. Most of these transformations proceed through low-valent cobalt complexes, which are conveniently generated in situ from air-stable Co(II) salts by Zn- or Mn-mediated reduction

  13. Homolytic cleavage of both heme-bound hydrogen peroxide and hydrogen sulfide leads to the formation of sulfheme

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    Arbelo-Lopez, Hector D.; Simakov, Nikolay A.; Smith, Jeremy C.; Lopez-Garriga, Juan; Wymore, Troy

    2016-06-29

    Many heme-containing proteins with a histidine in the distal E7 (HisE7) position can form sulfheme in the presence of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and a reactive oxygen species such as hydrogen peroxide. For reasons unknown, sulfheme derivatives are formed specifically on solvent-excluded heme pyrrole B. Sulfhemes severely decrease the oxygen-binding affinity in hemoglobin (Hb) and myoglobin (Mb). Here, use of hybrid quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical methods has permitted characterization of the entire process of sulfheme formation in the HisE7 mutant of hemoglobin I (HbI) from Lucina pectinata. This process includes a mechanism for H2S to enter the solvent-excluded active site through amore » hydrophobic channel to ultimately form a hydrogen bond with H2O2 bound to Fe(III). Proton transfer from H2O2 to His64 to form compound (Cpd) 0, followed by hydrogen transfer from H2S to the Fe(III) H2O2 complex, results in homolytic cleavage of the O–O and S–H bonds to form a reactive thiyl radical (HS*), ferryl heme Cpd II, and a water molecule. Subsequently, the addition of HS to Cpd II, followed by three proton transfer reactions, results in the formation of a three-membered ring ferric sulfheme that avoids migration of the radical to the protein matrix, in contrast to that in other peroxidative reactions. The transformation of this three-membered episulfide ring structure to the five-membered thiochlorin ring structure occurs through a significant potential energy barrier, although both structures are nearly isoenergetic. Both three- and five-membered ring structures reveal longer NB–Fe(III) bonds compared with other pyrrole nitrogen–Fe(III) bonds, which would lead to decreased oxygen binding. Altogether, these results are in agreement with a wide range of experimental data and provide fertile ground for further investigations of sulfheme formation in other heme proteins and additional effects of H2S on cell signaling and reactivity.« less

  14. Homolytic Cleavage of Both Heme-Bound Hydrogen Peroxide and Hydrogen Sulfide Leads to the Formation of Sulfheme.

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    Arbelo-Lopez, Hector D; Simakov, Nikolay A; Smith, Jeremy C; Lopez-Garriga, Juan; Wymore, Troy

    2016-08-01

    Many heme-containing proteins with a histidine in the distal E7 (HisE7) position can form sulfheme in the presence of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and a reactive oxygen species such as hydrogen peroxide. For reasons unknown, sulfheme derivatives are formed specifically on solvent-excluded heme pyrrole B. Sulfhemes severely decrease the oxygen-binding affinity in hemoglobin (Hb) and myoglobin (Mb). Here, use of hybrid quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical methods has permitted characterization of the entire process of sulfheme formation in the HisE7 mutant of hemoglobin I (HbI) from Lucina pectinata. This process includes a mechanism for H2S to enter the solvent-excluded active site through a hydrophobic channel to ultimately form a hydrogen bond with H2O2 bound to Fe(III). Proton transfer from H2O2 to His64 to form compound (Cpd) 0, followed by hydrogen transfer from H2S to the Fe(III)-H2O2 complex, results in homolytic cleavage of the O-O and S-H bonds to form a reactive thiyl radical (HS(•)), ferryl heme Cpd II, and a water molecule. Subsequently, the addition of HS(•) to Cpd II, followed by three proton transfer reactions, results in the formation of a three-membered ring ferric sulfheme that avoids migration of the radical to the protein matrix, in contrast to that in other peroxidative reactions. The transformation of this three-membered episulfide ring structure to the five-membered thiochlorin ring structure occurs through a significant potential energy barrier, although both structures are nearly isoenergetic. Both three- and five-membered ring structures reveal longer NB-Fe(III) bonds compared with other pyrrole nitrogen-Fe(III) bonds, which would lead to decreased oxygen binding. Overall, these results are in agreement with a wide range of experimental data and provide fertile ground for further investigations of sulfheme formation in other heme proteins and additional effects of H2S on cell signaling and reactivity.

  15. Homolytic Cleavage of Both Heme-Bound Hydrogen Peroxide and Hydrogen Sulfide Leads to the Formation of Sulfheme.

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    Arbelo-Lopez, Hector D; Simakov, Nikolay A; Smith, Jeremy C; Lopez-Garriga, Juan; Wymore, Troy

    2016-08-01

    Many heme-containing proteins with a histidine in the distal E7 (HisE7) position can form sulfheme in the presence of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and a reactive oxygen species such as hydrogen peroxide. For reasons unknown, sulfheme derivatives are formed specifically on solvent-excluded heme pyrrole B. Sulfhemes severely decrease the oxygen-binding affinity in hemoglobin (Hb) and myoglobin (Mb). Here, use of hybrid quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical methods has permitted characterization of the entire process of sulfheme formation in the HisE7 mutant of hemoglobin I (HbI) from Lucina pectinata. This process includes a mechanism for H2S to enter the solvent-excluded active site through a hydrophobic channel to ultimately form a hydrogen bond with H2O2 bound to Fe(III). Proton transfer from H2O2 to His64 to form compound (Cpd) 0, followed by hydrogen transfer from H2S to the Fe(III)-H2O2 complex, results in homolytic cleavage of the O-O and S-H bonds to form a reactive thiyl radical (HS(•)), ferryl heme Cpd II, and a water molecule. Subsequently, the addition of HS(•) to Cpd II, followed by three proton transfer reactions, results in the formation of a three-membered ring ferric sulfheme that avoids migration of the radical to the protein matrix, in contrast to that in other peroxidative reactions. The transformation of this three-membered episulfide ring structure to the five-membered thiochlorin ring structure occurs through a significant potential energy barrier, although both structures are nearly isoenergetic. Both three- and five-membered ring structures reveal longer NB-Fe(III) bonds compared with other pyrrole nitrogen-Fe(III) bonds, which would lead to decreased oxygen binding. Overall, these results are in agreement with a wide range of experimental data and provide fertile ground for further investigations of sulfheme formation in other heme proteins and additional effects of H2S on cell signaling and reactivity. PMID:27357070

  16. Preparation of base-modified nucleosides suitable for non-radioactive label attachment and their incorporation into synthetic oligodeoxyribonucleotides.

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    Haralambidis, J; Chai, M; Tregear, G W

    1987-01-01

    A very mild and efficient procedure has been developed for the preparation of C-5 substituted deoxyuridines. The substituent carries a masked primary aliphatic amino group. These compounds are readily converted into their phosphoramidites and can be used to prepare oligonucleotides carrying one or more aliphatic amino groups. Fluorescein isothiocyanate coupled to these compounds gives oligonucleotide probes carrying multiple fluorescein labels. These compounds have a free 5'-hydroxy group enabling additional 5'- end radioactive labelling for evaluation of their hybridization characteristics. It was found that oligonucleotides carrying a long (11 atom) linker arm to the fluorescein hybridize more efficiently to mRNA than those carrying a short (4 atom) arm. The long linker arm derivatives are comparable to underivatized oligonucleotides in hybridizing to mRNA. Images PMID:3110740

  17. In situ infrared spectroscopic analysis of the adsorption of aromatic carboxylic acids to TiO 2, ZrO 2, Al 2O 3, and Ta 2O 5 from aqueous solutions

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    Dobson, Kevin D.; McQuillan, A. James

    2000-02-01

    In situ infrared spectroscopy has been used to investigate the adsorption of a range of simple aromatic carboxylic acids from aqueous solution to metal oxides. Thin films of TiO 2, ZrO 2, Al 2O 3 and Ta 2O 5 were prepared by evaporation of aqueous sols on single reflection ZnSe prisms. Benzoic acid adsorbed very strongly to ZrO 2, in a bridging bidentate fashion, but showed only weak adsorption to TiO 2 and Ta 2O 5. Substituted aromatic carboxylic acids; salicylic, phthalic and thiosalicylic, were found to adsorb to each metal oxide. Salicylic and phthalic acids adsorbed to the metal oxides via bidentate interactions, involving coordination through both carboxylate and substituent groups. Thiosalicylic acid adsorbed to the metal oxides as a bridging bidentate carboxylate with no coordination through the thiol substituent group.

  18. Synthesis, Optimization, and Evaluation of Novel Small Molecules as Antagonists of WDR5-MLL Interaction

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    The WD40-repeat protein WDR5 plays a critical role in maintaining the integrity of MLL complexes and fully activating their methyltransferase function. MLL complexes, the trithorax-like family of SET1 methyltransferases, catalyze trimethylation of lysine 4 on histone 3, and they have been widely implicated in various cancers. Antagonism of WDR5 and MLL subunit interaction by small molecules has recently been presented as a practical way to inhibit activity of the MLL1 complex, and N-(2-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-5-substituted-phenyl) benzamides were reported as potent and selective antagonists of such an interaction. Here, we describe the protein crystal structure guided optimization of prototypic compound 2 (Kdis = 7 μM), leading to identification of more potent antagonist 47 (Kdis = 0.3 μM). PMID:24900672

  19. Synthesis, Optimization, and Evaluation of Novel Small Molecules as Antagonists of WDR5-MLL Interaction.

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    Bolshan, Yuri; Getlik, Matthäus; Kuznetsova, Ekaterina; Wasney, Gregory A; Hajian, Taraneh; Poda, Gennadiy; Nguyen, Kong T; Wu, Hong; Dombrovski, Ludmila; Dong, Aiping; Senisterra, Guillermo; Schapira, Matthieu; Arrowsmith, Cheryl H; Brown, Peter J; Al-Awar, Rima; Vedadi, Masoud; Smil, David

    2013-03-14

    The WD40-repeat protein WDR5 plays a critical role in maintaining the integrity of MLL complexes and fully activating their methyltransferase function. MLL complexes, the trithorax-like family of SET1 methyltransferases, catalyze trimethylation of lysine 4 on histone 3, and they have been widely implicated in various cancers. Antagonism of WDR5 and MLL subunit interaction by small molecules has recently been presented as a practical way to inhibit activity of the MLL1 complex, and N-(2-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-5-substituted-phenyl) benzamides were reported as potent and selective antagonists of such an interaction. Here, we describe the protein crystal structure guided optimization of prototypic compound 2 (K dis = 7 μM), leading to identification of more potent antagonist 47 (K dis = 0.3 μM).

  20. Targeting the Motion of Shikimate Kinase: Development of Competitive Inhibitors that Stabilize an Inactive Open Conformation of the Enzyme.

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    Prado, Verónica; Lence, Emilio; Maneiro, María; Vázquez-Ucha, Juan C; Beceiro, Alejandro; Thompson, Paul; Hawkins, Alastair R; González-Bello, Concepción

    2016-06-01

    The large conformational changes observed by Molecular Dynamics simulation studies on the product release in the LID and shikimic acid binding (SB) domains of the shikimate kinase (SK) enzyme have been exploited in the development of reversible competitive inhibitors against SK from Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Helicobacter pylori. This enzyme is a recognized target for antibiotic drug discovery. The reported C5-substituted shikimic acid analogues interact with the dynamic apolar pocket that surrounds the C4 and C5 hydroxyl groups of the natural substrate, cause the opening of the LID and SB domains, and capture the essential arginine far from the ATP binding site as required for catalysis. The 3-nitrobenzyl 3e and 5-benzothiophenyl derivatives 3i proved to be the most potent inhibitors. An ester prodrug of 3i was the most efficient derivative in achieving good in vitro activity against H. pylori, having a MIC value of 4 μg/mL. PMID:27191386

  1. Synthesis of 2'-deoxy-2'-[.sup.18F]fluoro-5-methyl-1-B-D-arabinofuranosyluracil (.sup.18F-FMAU)

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    Li, Zibo; Cai, Hancheng; Conti, Peter S

    2014-12-16

    The present invention relates to methods of synthesizing .sup.18F-FMAU. In particular, .sup.18F-FMAU is synthesized using one-pot reaction conditions in the presence of Friedel-Crafts catalysts. The one-pot reaction conditions are incorporated into a fully automated cGMP-compliant radiosynthesis module, which results in a reduction in synthesis time and simplifies reaction conditions. The one-pot reaction conditions are also suitable for the production of 5-substituted thymidine or cytidine analogs. The products from the one-pot reaction (e.g. the labeled thymidine or cytidine analogs) can be used as probes for imaging tumor proliferative activity. More specifically, these [.sup.18F]-labeled thymidine or cytidine analogs can be used as a PET tracer for certain medical conditions, including, but not limited to, cancer disease, autoimmunity inflammation, and bone marrow transplant.

  2. Polymerase Synthesis and Restriction Enzyme Cleavage of DNA Containing 7-Substituted 7-Deazaguanine Nucleobases.

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    Mačková, Michaela; Boháčová, Soňa; Perlíková, Pavla; Poštová Slavětínská, Lenka; Hocek, Michal

    2015-10-12

    Previous studies of polymerase synthesis of base-modified DNAs and their cleavage by restriction enzymes have mostly related only to 5-substituted pyrimidine and 7-substituted 7-deazaadenine nucleotides. Here we report the synthesis of a series of 7-substituted 7-deazaguanine 2'-deoxyribonucleoside 5'-O-triphosphates (dG(R) TPs), their use as substrates for polymerase synthesis of modified DNA and the influence of the modification on their cleavage by type II restriction endonucleases (REs). The dG(R) TPs were generally good substrates for polymerases but the PCR products could not be visualised on agarose gels by intercalator staining, due to fluorescence quenching. The presence of 7-substituted 7-deazaguanine residues in recognition sequences of REs in most cases completely blocked the cleavage.

  3. Lewis acid catalyzed cyclization of glycals/2-deoxy-D-ribose with arylamines: additional findings on product structure and reaction diastereoselectivity.

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    Du, Chengtang; Li, Fulong; Zhang, Xuefeng; Hu, Wenxiang; Yao, Qizheng; Zhang, Ao

    2011-11-01

    The cyclization reactions of arylamines with 2-deoxy-D-ribose or glycals were reinvestigated in the current report. In the montmorillonite KSF- or InCl(3)-initiated reactions of 2-deoxy-D-ribose with arylamines, a pair of diastereomeric tetrahydro-2H-pyran-fused tetrahydroquinolines was obtained in a nearly 1:1 ratio where the structure of one diastereomer was incorrectly assigned in the literature. Meanwhile, the diastereoselectivity in InBr(3)-catalyzed cyclization of glycals with arylamines was also incorrectly reported previously. It was found that high diastereomeric selectivity was achieved only when a C5-substituted glycal was used; otherwise, a pair of diastereomers was obtained in moderate yield with 1:1 diastereomeric ratio. Furthermore, tetrahydrofuran-fused tetrahydroquinolines 5b and 5b' were also prepared successfully by using TBDPS-protected ribose as the glycal precursor and montmorillonite KSF as the activator.

  4. Mass balance of polychlorinated biphenyls and other organochlorine compounds in a lactating cow

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    McLachlan, M.S. )

    1993-03-01

    A contaminant mass balance was conducted of a lactating cow in its natural state. PCBs, HDHs, DDE, DDT, HCB, and several other chlorinated substances were investigated. It was found that virtually all of the cow's exposure was through feed. The contaminant absorption in the cow and hence the carry-over rate of persistent compounds was found to be a function of K[sub ow], with approximately constant values up to a log K[sub ow] of 6.5 and thereafter rapidly decreasing absorption with increasing lipophilicity of the contaminant. The key to PCB persistence in the cow was the 4,4[prime] substitution pattern. The 2,3,5 substitution was a less effective hindrance for PCB metabolism. 33 refs., 2 figs., 7 tabs.

  5. [Initiation and inhibition of free-radical processes in biochemical peroxidase systems: a review].

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    Metelitsa, D I; Karaseva, E I

    2007-01-01

    The role of complexes containing oxygen or peroxide in monooxygenase systems and models thereof, as well as in peroxidase- and quasi-peroxidase-catalyzed processes, has been reviewed. Pathways of conversion of these intermediate complexes involving single-electron (radical) and two-electron (heterolytic) mechanisms are dealt with. Coupled peroxidase-catalyzed oxidation of aromatic amines and phenols is analyzed; inhibition and activation of peroxidase-catalyzed reactions are characterized quantitatively. Oxidation of chromogenic substrates (ABTS, OPD, and TMB) in the presence of phenolic inhibitors or polydisulfides of substituted phenols is characterized by inhibition constants (Ki, micromol). Activation of peroxidase-catalyzed oxidation of the same substrates is characterized by the degree (coefficient) of activation (alpha, M(-1)), which was determined for 2-aminothiazole, melamine, tetrazole, and its 5-substituted derivatives. Examples of applied use of peroxidase-catalyzed enzyme and model systems are given (oxidation of organic compounds, chemical analysis, enzyme immunoassay, tests for antioxidant activity of biological fluids).

  6. Structural characterizations of nonpeptidic thiadiazole inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases reveal the basis for stromelysin selectivity.

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    Finzel, B. C.; Baldwin, E. T.; Bryant, G. L.; Hess, G. F.; Wilks, J. W.; Trepod, C. M.; Mott, J. E.; Marshall, V. P.; Petzold, G. L.; Poorman, R. A.; O'Sullivan, T. J.; Schostarez, H. J.; Mitchell, M. A.

    1998-01-01

    The binding of two 5-substituted-1,3,4-thiadiazole-2-thione inhibitors to the matrix metalloproteinase stromelysin (MMP-3) have been characterized by protein crystallography. Both inhibitors coordinate to the catalytic zinc cation via an exocyclic sulfur and lay in an unusual position across the unprimed (P1-P3) side of the proteinase active site. Nitrogen atoms in the thiadiazole moiety make specific hydrogen bond interactions with enzyme structural elements that are conserved across all enzymes in the matrix metalloproteinase class. Strong hydrophobic interactions between the inhibitors and the side chain of tyrosine-155 appear to be responsible for the very high selectivity of these inhibitors for stromelysin. In these enzyme/inhibitor complexes, the S1' enzyme subsite is unoccupied. A conformational rearrangement of the catalytic domain occurs that reveals an inherent flexibility of the substrate binding region leading to speculation about a possible mechanism for modulation of stromelysin activity and selectivity. PMID:9792098

  7. Design and synthesis of new potent PTP1B inhibitors with the skeleton of 2-substituted imino-3-substituted-5-heteroarylidene-1,3-thiazolidine-4-one: Part I.

    PubMed

    Meng, Ge; Zheng, Meilin; Wang, Mei; Tong, Jing; Ge, Weijuan; Zhang, Jiehe; Zheng, Aqun; Li, Jingya; Gao, Lixin; Li, Jia

    2016-10-21

    A new series of 2-substituted imino-3-substituted-5- heteroarylidene-1,3-thiazolidine-4-ones as the potent bidentate PTP1B inhibitors were designed and synthesized in this paper. All of the new compounds were characterized and identified by spectra analysis. The biological screening test against PTP1B showed that some of these compounds have the positive inhibitory activity against PTP1B. The activity of the compounds with 5-substituted pyrrole on 5-postion of 1,3-thiazolidine-4-one are more potent than that of those compounds with 5-substituted pyridine group. Compound 14b, 14h and 14i showed IC50 values of 8.66 μM, 6.83 μM and 6.09 μM against PTP1B, respectively. Docking analysis of these active compounds with PTP1B showed the possible interaction modes of these biheterocyclic compounds with the active sites of PTP1B. The inhibition tests against oncogenetic CDC25B were also conducted on this set of compounds to evaluate the selectivity and possible anti-neoplastic activity. Compound 14b also showed the lowest IC50 of 1.66 μM against CDC25B among all the possible inhibitors, including 14g, 14h, 14i and 15c. Some pharmacological parameters including VolSurf, steric and electric descriptors of all the compounds were calculated to give some hints about the relative relationship with the biological activity. The result of this study might give some light on designing the possible anti-cancer drugs targeting at phosphatases. The most active compound 14i might be used as the lead compound for further structure modification of the new low molecular weight PTP1B inhibitors with the N-containing heterocyclic skeleton. PMID:27526040

  8. Synthesis of novel 1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives as potential antimicrobial agents.

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    Chawla, Rakesh; Arora, Anshu; Parameswaran, Manoj Kumar; Chan, Prabodh; Sharma, Der; Michael, Sukumar; Ravi, Thengungal Kochupappy

    2010-01-01

    Some new 3-acetyl-5-(3-chloro-1-benzo[b]thiophen-2-yl)-2-substituted phenyl-2,3-dihydro-1,3,4-oxadiazoles and 2-(3-chloro-1-benzo[b]thiophen-2-yl)-5-substituted phenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazoles have been synthesized and evaluated for antimicrobial activity. Initially, 3-chloro-1-benzo[b]thiophene-2-carbonyl chloride (1) was prepared from cinnamic acid in the presence of chlorobenzene and thionyl chloride. This compound (1) was treated with hydrazine hydrate to afford 3-chloro-1-benzo[b]thiophene-2-carbohydrazine (2) which was further reacted with various aromatic aldehydes to yield hydrazones (3a-h). Further reaction of these hydrazones (3a-h) with acetic anhydride gave 3-acetyl-5-(3-chloro-1-benzo[b]thiophen-2-yl)-2-substituted phenyl-2,3-dihydro-1,3,4-oxadiazoles (4a-h). Reaction of the same compounds (3a-h) in the presence of chloramine-T afforded 2-(3-chloro-1-benzo[b]thiophen-2-yl)-5-substituted phenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazoles (5a-h). The structures of newly synthesized compounds (4a-h) and (5a-h) have been confirmed by spectroscopic techniques such as IR, 1H NMR and elemental analysis. All the compounds were screened for their antibacterial activities against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis. Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and for antifungal activity against Candida albicans and Asperigillus niger. The compounds exhibited significant antibacterial and moderate antifungal activities. Compounds 4c and 4e were found to be most potent with activities, even better than standard drug ciprofloxacin against S. aureus and B. subtilis. PMID:20524426

  9. Probing biased/partial agonism at the G protein-coupled A(2B) adenosine receptor.

    PubMed

    Gao, Zhan-Guo; Balasubramanian, Ramachandran; Kiselev, Evgeny; Wei, Qiang; Jacobson, Kenneth A

    2014-08-01

    G protein-coupled A(2B) adenosine receptor (AR) regulates numerous important physiological functions, but its activation by diverse A(2B)AR agonists is poorly profiled. We probed potential partial and/or biased agonism in cell lines expressing variable levels of endogenous or recombinant A(2B)AR. In cAMP accumulation assays, both 5'-substituted NECA and C2-substituted MRS3997 are full agonists. However, only 5'-substituted adenosine analogs are full agonists in calcium mobilization, ERK1/2 phosphorylation and β-arrestin translocation. A(2B)AR overexpression in HEK293 cells markedly increased the agonist potency and maximum effect in cAMP accumulation, but less in calcium and ERK1/2. A(2B)AR siRNA silencing was more effective in reducing the maximum cAMP effect of non-nucleoside agonist BAY60-6583 than NECA's. A quantitative 'operational model' characterized C2-substituted MRS3997 as either balanced (cAMP accumulation, ERK1/2) or strongly biased agonist (against calcium, β-arrestin). N⁶-substitution biased against ERK1/2 (weakly) and calcium and β-arrestin (strongly) pathways. BAY60-6583 is ERK1/2-biased, suggesting a mechanism distinct from adenosine derivatives. BAY60-6583, as A(2B)AR antagonist in MIN-6 mouse pancreatic β cells expressing low A(2B)AR levels, induced insulin release. This is the first relatively systematic study of structure-efficacy relationships of this emerging drug target.

  10. Design and synthesis of new potent PTP1B inhibitors with the skeleton of 2-substituted imino-3-substituted-5-heteroarylidene-1,3-thiazolidine-4-one: Part I.

    PubMed

    Meng, Ge; Zheng, Meilin; Wang, Mei; Tong, Jing; Ge, Weijuan; Zhang, Jiehe; Zheng, Aqun; Li, Jingya; Gao, Lixin; Li, Jia

    2016-10-21

    A new series of 2-substituted imino-3-substituted-5- heteroarylidene-1,3-thiazolidine-4-ones as the potent bidentate PTP1B inhibitors were designed and synthesized in this paper. All of the new compounds were characterized and identified by spectra analysis. The biological screening test against PTP1B showed that some of these compounds have the positive inhibitory activity against PTP1B. The activity of the compounds with 5-substituted pyrrole on 5-postion of 1,3-thiazolidine-4-one are more potent than that of those compounds with 5-substituted pyridine group. Compound 14b, 14h and 14i showed IC50 values of 8.66 μM, 6.83 μM and 6.09 μM against PTP1B, respectively. Docking analysis of these active compounds with PTP1B showed the possible interaction modes of these biheterocyclic compounds with the active sites of PTP1B. The inhibition tests against oncogenetic CDC25B were also conducted on this set of compounds to evaluate the selectivity and possible anti-neoplastic activity. Compound 14b also showed the lowest IC50 of 1.66 μM against CDC25B among all the possible inhibitors, including 14g, 14h, 14i and 15c. Some pharmacological parameters including VolSurf, steric and electric descriptors of all the compounds were calculated to give some hints about the relative relationship with the biological activity. The result of this study might give some light on designing the possible anti-cancer drugs targeting at phosphatases. The most active compound 14i might be used as the lead compound for further structure modification of the new low molecular weight PTP1B inhibitors with the N-containing heterocyclic skeleton.

  11. Familial Fibrocystic Pulmonary Dysplasia: A Detailed Family Study

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    Adelman, A. G.; Chertkow, G.; Hayton, R. C.

    1966-01-01

    Six cases of familial fibrocystic pulmonary dysplasia are described involving five siblings and their father. The clinical findings and radiological features were similar in all six patients although there was some variation in the period of survival following the onset of the disease. In three the diagnosis was confirmed pathologically; the two brothers, who did not have lung biopsies, had disturbances in respiratory function which are considered typical of the impaired diffusion produced by interstitial fibrosis. One hundred and five members of the family were surveyed for evidence of this disease, but no further cases were discovered. Four of the patients had some elevation of their gamma globulin. Immunoelectrophoretic analysis, which was performed on three of the patients, the two healthy siblings, and 16 of their offspring, showed elevated immunoglobulin patterns. This evidence suggests the possibility of an inherited aberration in the immune response in this family. ImagesFig. 2Fig. 3Fig. 4Fig. 5Fig. 6Fig. 7Fig. 8Fig. 9Fig. 10Fig. 11 PMID:5912179

  12. STS-70 landing just before main gear touchdown

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    1995-01-01

    The Space Shuttle orbiter Discovery touches down on KSC's Runway 33, marking a successful conclusion to the STS-70 mission. Discovery landed on orbit 143, during the second opportunity of the day. Main gear touchdown was unofficially listed at 8:02 a.m. EDT on July 22, 1995. The orbiter traveled some 3.7 million statute miles during the nearly nine-day flight, which included a one-day extension because of fog and low visibility conditions at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility. STS-70 was the 24th landing at KSC and the 70th Space Shuttle mission. The five-member crew deployed a Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-G (TDRS-G). Crew members were Commander Terence 'Tom' Henricks, Pilot Kevin R. Kregel, and Mission Specialists Nancy Jane Currie, Donald A. Thomas and Mary Ellen Weber. STS-70 also was the maiden flight of the new Block I orbiter main engine, which flew in the number one position. The other two engines were of the existing Phase II design.

  13. (25R)-6α-Hy­droxy-5α-spiro­stan-3β-yl tosyl­ate

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    Fernández-Herrera, María A.; Sandoval-Ramírez, Jesús; Bernès, Sylvain; Rodríguez-Acosta, Maricela; Hernández Linares, María-Guadalupe

    2012-01-01

    The title steroid, C34H50O6S, is an inter­mediate on the synthetic route between diosgenin and brassinosteroids, which possess the A ring modified with the 2α,3α-diol functionality. The polycyclic spiro­stan system has the expected conformation, with six-membered rings adopting chair forms and the five-membered rings envelope forms (flap atoms are the methine C atom in the C/D-ring junction and the spiro C atom connecting rings E and F). The 3β-tosyl­ate group is oriented in such a way that S=O bonds are engaged in inter­molecular hydrogen bonds with O—H and C—H donors. Chains of mol­ecules are formed along [100] via O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, and secondary weak C—H⋯O inter­actions connect two neighbouring chains in the [001] direction. PMID:23476236

  14. Discovery of 4-aryl-4H-chromenes as a new series of apoptosis inducers using a cell- and caspase-based high-throughput screening assay. 3. Structure-activity relationships of fused rings at the 7,8-positions.

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    Kemnitzer, William; Drewe, John; Jiang, Songchun; Zhang, Hong; Zhao, Jianghong; Crogan-Grundy, Candace; Xu, Lifen; Lamothe, Serge; Gourdeau, Henriette; Denis, Réal; Tseng, Ben; Kasibhatla, Shailaja; Cai, Sui Xiong

    2007-06-14

    As a continuation of our efforts to discover and develop the apoptosis-inducing 4-aryl-4H-chromenes as novel anticancer agents, we explored the SAR of fused rings at the 7,8-positions. It was found that a five-member aromatic ring, such as pyrrolo with nitrogen at either the 7- or 9-position, is preferred. A six-member aromatic ring, such as benzo or pyrido, also led to potent compounds. The SAR of the 4-aryl group was found to be similar for chromenes with a fused ring at the 7,8-positions. These compounds were found to inhibit tubulin polymerization, indicating that cyclization of the 7,8-positions into a ring does not change the mechanism of action. Compound 2h was identified to be a highly potent apoptosis inducer with an EC50 of 5 nM and a highly potent inhibitor of cell proliferation with a GI50 of 8 nM in T47D cells.

  15. The first stable lower fullerene: C{sub 36}

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    Piskoti, C.; Zettl, A.

    1998-08-01

    A new pure carbon material, presumably composed of thirty six carbon atom molecules, has been synthesized and isolated in milligram quantities. It appears as though these molecules have a closed cage structure making them the smallest member of a new class of molecules known as fullerenes, most notably of which is the soccer ball shaped C{sub 60}. However, unlike other known fullerenes, any closed, fullerene-like C{sub 36} cage will necessarily contain fused pentagon rings. Therefore, this molecule apparently violates the isolated pentagon rule, a criterion which requires isolated pentagons for stability in fullerene molecules. Striking parallels between this problem and the synthesis of other fused five member fused ring systems will be discussed. Also, it will be shown that certain biological structures known as clathrin behave in a manner which gives excellent predictions about fullerenes and nanotubes. These predictions help to explain the presence of abundant quantities of C{sub 36} in arced graphite soot. {copyright} {ital 1998 American Institute of Physics.}

  16. Hubble Space Telescope observations of the host galaxies and environments of calcium-rich supernovae

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    Lyman, J. D.; Levan, A. J.; James, P. A.; Angus, C. R.; Church, R. P.; Davies, M. B.; Tanvir, N. R.

    2016-05-01

    Calcium-rich supernovae (SNe) represent a significant challenge for our understanding of the fates of stellar systems. They are less luminous than other SN types and they evolve more rapidly to reveal nebular spectra dominated by strong calcium lines with weak or absent signatures of other intermediate- and iron-group elements, which are seen in other SNe. Strikingly, their explosion sites also mark them out as distinct from other SN types. Their galactocentric offset distribution is strongly skewed to very large offsets (˜1/3 are offset >20 kpc), meaning they do not trace the stellar light of their hosts. Many of the suggestions to explain this extreme offset distribution have invoked the necessity for unusual formation sites such as globular clusters or dwarf satellite galaxies, which are therefore difficult to detect. Building on previous work attempting to detect host systems of nearby Ca-rich SNe, we here present Hubble Space Telescope imaging of five members of the class - three exhibiting large offsets and two coincident with the disc of their hosts. We find no underlying sources at the explosion sites of any of our sample. Combining with previous work, the lack of a host system now appears to be a ubiquitous feature amongst Ca-rich SNe. In this case the offset distribution is most readily explained as a signature of high-velocity progenitor systems that have travelled significant distances before exploding.

  17. Exome analysis of a family with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome identifies a novel disease locus.

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    Bowles, Neil E; Jou, Chuanchau J; Arrington, Cammon B; Kennedy, Brett J; Earl, Aubree; Matsunami, Norisada; Meyers, Lindsay L; Etheridge, Susan P; Saarel, Elizabeth V; Bleyl, Steven B; Yost, H Joseph; Yandell, Mark; Leppert, Mark F; Tristani-Firouzi, Martin; Gruber, Peter J

    2015-12-01

    Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome is a common cause of supraventricular tachycardia that carries a risk of sudden cardiac death. To date, mutations in only one gene, PRKAG2, which encodes the 5'-AMP-activated protein kinase subunit γ-2, have been identified as causative for WPW. DNA samples from five members of a family with WPW were analyzed by exome sequencing. We applied recently designed prioritization strategies (VAAST/pedigree VAAST) coupled with an ontology-based algorithm (Phevor) that reduced the number of potentially damaging variants to 10: a variant in KCNE2 previously associated with Long QT syndrome was also identified. Of these 11 variants, only MYH6 p.E1885K segregated with the WPW phenotype in all affected individuals and was absent in 10 unaffected family members. This variant was predicted to be damaging by in silico methods and is not present in the 1,000 genome and NHLBI exome sequencing project databases. Screening of a replication cohort of 47 unrelated WPW patients did not identify other likely causative variants in PRKAG2 or MYH6. MYH6 variants have been identified in patients with atrial septal defects, cardiomyopathies, and sick sinus syndrome. Our data highlight the pleiotropic nature of phenotypes associated with defects in this gene.

  18. 35 minute green flash observed at Little America on 16 October 1929: a retrospective study.

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    Lock, James A

    2015-02-01

    On 16 October 1929 five members of the Byrd Expedition 1 observed an intermittent 35 min green flash at the Little America station (latitude -78.57°) in Antarctica. The flash was the result of strong atmospheric refraction, likely associated with a subcritical Novaya Zemlya mirage. This paper examines the constraints placed on the observation by the Earth-Sun orbital kinematics. It is found that the length of the observation cannot be explained solely by the slowness of the setting rate of the Sun, nor the time required just before the beginning of the Antarctic summer for the top of the Sun to set, reach its relative minimum position at the horizon, and then rise back up again. The observed length of the effect, however, is consistent with the Sun effectively setting twice and rising twice during the observation, with the first effective rising being the result of the observers climbing up the radio towers at the Little America station in order to keep the top of the Sun in view. PMID:25967839

  19. Bicyclic (galacto)nojirimycin analogues as glycosidase inhibitors: effect of structural modifications in their pharmacological chaperone potential towards β-glucocerebrosidase.

    PubMed

    Aguilar-Moncayo, Matilde; García-Moreno, M Isabel; Trapero, Ana; Egido-Gabás, Meritxell; Llebaria, Amadeu; Fernández, José M García; Mellet, Carmen Ortiz

    2011-05-21

    A molecular-diversity-oriented approach for the preparation of bicyclic sp(2)-iminosugar glycomimetics related to nojirimycin and galactonojirimycin is reported. The synthetic strategy takes advantage of the ability of endocyclic pseudoamide-type atoms in five-membered cyclic iso(thio)ureas and guanidines to undergo intramolecular nucleophilic addition to the masked carbonyl group of monosaccharides. The stereochemistry of the resulting hemiaminal stereocenter is governed by the anomeric effect, with a large preference for the axial (pseudo-α) orientation. A library of compounds differing in the stereochemistry at the position equivalent to C-4 in monosaccharides (D-gluco and D-galacto), the heterocyclic core (cyclic isourea, isothiourea or guanidine) and the nature of the exocyclic nitrogen substituent (apolar, polar, linear or branched) has been thus prepared and the glycosidase inhibitory activity evaluated against commercial glycosidases. Compounds bearing lipophilic substituents behaved as potent and very selective inhibitors of β-glucosidases. They further proved to be good competitive inhibitors of the recombinant human β-glucocerebrosidase (imiglucerase) used in enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for Gaucher disease. The potential of these compounds as pharmacological chaperones was assessed by measuring their ability to inhibit thermal-induced denaturation of the enzyme in comparison with N-nonyl-1-deoxynojirimycin (NNDNJ). The results indicated that amphiphilic sp(2)-iminosugars within this series are more efficient than NNDNJ at stabilizing β-glucocerebrosidase and have a strong potential in pharmacological chaperone (PC) and ERT-PC combined therapies.

  20. A novel collector 2-ethyl-2-hexenoic hydroxamic acid: Flotation performance and adsorption mechanism to ilmenite

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Xu, Haifeng; Zhong, Hong; Tang, Qing; Wang, Shuai; Zhao, Gang; Liu, Guangyi

    2015-10-01

    In this paper, a novel collector, 2-ethyl-2-hexenoic hydroxamic acid (EHHA) was prepared and characterized by elemental analysis, infrared, 1H NMR, 13C NMR and mass spectra. The flotation performance and adsorption mechanism of EHHA to ilmenite were investigated by micro-flotation tests, density functional theory (DFT) calculations, FTIR spectra, zeta potential and solution chemistry analyses. The micro-flotation results indicated that EHHA exhibited superior flotation performance compared to isooctyl hydroximic acid (IOHA) and octyl hydroxamic acid (OHA), and floated out 84.03% ilmenite at pH 8.0 with 250 mg/L dosage. The analyses of FTIR spectra and zeta potential demonstrated that EHHA might chemisorb onto ilmenite surfaces by form of five-membered chelates. The solution chemistry analyses further inferred that at pH 6.3-10.5, both Fe and Ti species on ilmenite surfaces could chelate EHHA. DFT calculation results implied EHHA owned the strongest affinity to ilmenite among the three C8 hydroximic acids. To discern the sharply improving floatability of ilmenite at pH 8-10, a schematic co-adsorption molecule-ion model of EHHA on ilmenite surfaces was suggested.