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

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

    2016-01-01

    We have developed an enantioselective, copper(I)-catalyzed addition of terminal alkynes to isochroman ketals to set diaryl, tetrasubstituted stereocenters. 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 to 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

  2. In-Depth Assessment of the Palladium-Catalyzed Fluorination of Five-Membered Heteroaryl Bromides.

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    Milner, Phillip J; Yang, Yang; Buchwald, Stephen L

    2015-10-12

    A thorough investigation of the challenging Pd-catalyzed fluorination of five-membered heteroaryl bromides is presented. Crystallographic studies and density functional theory (DFT) calculations suggest that the challenging step of this transformation is C-F reductive elimination of five-membered heteroaryl fluorides from Pd(II) complexes. On the basis of these studies, we have found that various heteroaryl bromides bearing phenyl groups in the ortho position can be effectively fluorinated under catalytic conditions. Highly activated 2-bromoazoles, such as 8-bromocaffeine, are also viable substrates for this reaction.

  3. In-Depth Assessment of the Palladium-Catalyzed Fluorination of Five-Membered Heteroaryl Bromides

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    2015-01-01

    A thorough investigation of the challenging Pd-catalyzed fluorination of five-membered heteroaryl bromides is presented. Crystallographic studies and density functional theory (DFT) calculations suggest that the challenging step of this transformation is C–F reductive elimination of five-membered heteroaryl fluorides from Pd(II) complexes. On the basis of these studies, we have found that various heteroaryl bromides bearing phenyl groups in the ortho position can be effectively fluorinated under catalytic conditions. Highly activated 2-bromoazoles, such as 8-bromocaffeine, are also viable substrates for this reaction. PMID:27056379

  4. Recent advanced in bioactive systems containing pyrazole fused with a five membered heterocycle.

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    Raffa, Demetrio; Maggio, Benedetta; Raimondi, Maria Valeria; Cascioferro, Stella; Plescia, Fabiana; Cancemi, Gabriella; Daidone, Giuseppe

    2015-06-05

    In this review we report the recent advances in bioactive system containing pyrazole fused with a five membered heterocycle, covering the time span of the last decade. All of them are represented around the common structure of the pyrazole ring fused with another five membered heterocycle containing the nitrogen, sulfur and oxygen atoms in all their possible combinations. The classification we have used is based in terms of the therapeutic area providing, when possible, some general conclusions on the targets and mechanisms of action as well as the structure-activity relationships of the molecules.

  5. 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

    2016-06-06

    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.

  6. Diels-Alder reactions of five-membered heterocycles containing one heteroatom.

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    Ding, Xiaoyuan; Nguyen, Son T; Williams, John D; Peet, Norton P

    2014-12-17

    Diels-Alder reactions of five-membered heterocycles containing one heteroatom with an N-arylmaleimide were studied. Cycloaddition of 2,5-dimethylfuran (4) with 2-(4-methylphenyl)maleimide (3) in toluene at 60 °C gave bicyclic adduct 5. Cycloadditions of 3 with 2,5-dimethylthiophene (11) and 1,2,5-trimethylpyrrole (14) were also studied. Interestingly, the bicyclic compound 5 cleanly rearranged, with loss of water, when treated with p-toluenesulfonic acid in toluene at 80 °C to give 4,7-dimethyl-2-p-tolylisoindoline-1,3-dione (6).

  7. 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

  8. Computational study on fused five membered heterocyclic compounds containing tertiary oxygen

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    Dai, Yujie; Zhang, Tongcun; Piao, Ying'ai; Zhang, Xiuli; Hu, Yanying; Zhang, Liming; Jia, Shiru; He, Huixin

    2017-02-01

    The structure, stability and electronic properties of two fused five membered heterocyclic compounds containing tertiary oxygen have been investigated with quantum chemistry computation. The results show that 3H-4λ3-furo[1,2-a]furan (M1) and 2a1λ4-oxacyclopenta[cd]pentalene (M2) both own three Csbnd O bonds and especially in M2 the three Csbnd O bonds and angles are approximately identical. The two compounds are comparatively stable and M2 with three pentacycles is more stable than compound M1 according to the Csbnd O bond lengths, bond orders, Egap, electronegativity (χ), hardness (η), electrophilicity (ω), and aromaticity indexes. The aromaticity indexes such as NICS(0), NICS(1) and NICS(1)zz show that they both have strong aromaticity. The natural bonding orbital (NBO) analysis shows that oxygen atom takes hybrid orbitals composed of s and p orbital components to form σ(Csbnd O) bonds in compounds M1 and M2. The second order perturbation analysis shows that the occurrence of intramolecular charge transfer within the molecule exists in compound M1.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. Reaction of five-membered zirconacycloallenoids with the strong Lewis acid B(C6F5)3.

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    Bender, Georg; Daniliuc, Constantin G; Wibbeling, Birgit; Kehr, Gerald; Erker, Gerhard

    2014-08-28

    Two alkyl and aryl substituted five-membered zirconacycloallenoids underwent a typical σ-alkyl metallocene reaction with B(C6F5)3, namely cleavage of the Zr-C(sp(3)) bond with formation of zwitterionic (η(2)-allenyl)zirconium/alkylborate products. Both products were characterized by X-ray crystal structural analyses.

  12. Prins Cyclization Catalyzed by a Fe(III) /Trimethylsilyl Halide System: The Oxocarbenium Ion Pathway versus the [2+2] Cycloaddition.

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    Pérez, Sixto J; Purino, Martín; Miranda, Pedro O; Martín, Víctor S; Fernández, Israel; Padrón, Juan I

    2015-10-19

    The different factors that control the alkene Prins cyclization catalyzed by iron(III) salts have been explored by means of a joint experimental-computational study. The iron(III) salt/trimethylsilyl halide system has proved to be an excellent promoter in the synthesis of crossed all-cis disubstituted tetrahydropyrans, minimizing the formation of products derived from side-chain exchange. In this iron(III)-catalyzed Prins cyclization reaction between homoallylic alcohols and non-activated alkenes, two mechanistic pathways can be envisaged, namely the classical oxocarbenium route and the alternative [2+2] cycloaddition-based pathway. It is found that the [2+2] pathway is disfavored for those alcohols having non-activated and non-substituted alkenes. In these cases, the classical pathway, via the key oxocarbenium ion, is preferred. In addition, the final product distribution strongly depends upon the nature of the substituent adjacent to the hydroxy group in the homoallylic alcohol, which can favor or hamper a side 2-oxonia-Cope rearrangement.

  13. Antimicrobial activity of various 4- and 5-substituted 1-phenylnaphthalenes

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    Kelley, Cody; Lu, Songfeng; Parhi, Ajit; Kaul, Malvika; Pilch, Daniel S.; LaVoie, Edmond J.

    2014-01-01

    Bacterial cell division occurs in conjunction with the formation of a cytokinetic Z-ring structure comprised of FtsZ subunits. Agents that can disrupt Z-ring formation have the potential, through this unique mechanism, to be effective against several of the newly emerging multi-drug resistant strains of infectious bacteria. 1- and 12-Aryl substituted benzo[c]phenanthridines have been identified as antibacterial agents that could exert their activity by disruption of Z-ring formation. Substituted 4- and 5-amino-1-phenylnaphthalenes represent substructures within the pharmacophore of these benzo[c]phenanthridines. Several 4- and 5-substituted 1-phenylnaphthalenes were synthesized and evaluated for antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus faecalis. The impact of select compounds on the polymerization dynamics of S. aureus FtsZ was also assessed. PMID:23314053

  14. 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.

  15. A new cascade reaction: concurrent construction of six and five membered rings leading to novel fused quinazolinones.

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    Kumar, K Siva; Kumar, P Mahesh; Rao, V Sreenivasa; Jafar, Ahamed A; Meda, Chandana Lakshmi T; Kapavarapu, R; Parsa, Kishore V L; Pal, Manojit

    2012-04-21

    A one-pot cascade reaction has been developed leading to the concurrent construction of six and five membered fused N-heterocyclic rings of indazolo[3,2-b]quinazolinones. The methodology involved the reaction of isatoic anhydride, a hydrazine and o-iodo benzaldehyde in the presence of Pd(PPh(3))(4) and BINAP in MeCN. The mechanism of this cascade reaction is discussed. A variety of indazolo[3,2-b]quinazolinone derivatives were prepared by using this methodology in good yields, some of which were tested for their PDE4 inhibitory properties in vitro. The dose response and docking study performed using a representative compound is presented.

  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. 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

    2016-08-07

    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.

  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.

  20. High Temperature Chemistry of Chlorinated Acenaphthylene. 3C Bay Acetylene Additions and Annealing by Five-Membered Ring Shifts.

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    McIntosh, Grant J; Russell, Douglas K

    2015-12-24

    Experimental and theoretical results concerning the growth and isomerization of chlorinated acenaphthylene, C12H8, during the pyrolysis of chlorohydrocarbons are presented here. A fullerene subunit, C12H8, is a useful system to investigate regarding C60 formation. However, direct experimental observation of isomerization and annealing processes in particular are difficult to confirm due to the high symmetry of the parent molecule. Chlorination lowers the symmetry, essentially labeling carbon atoms, allowing growth and isomerization to be followed directly. Pyrolysis of dichloro- and trichloroethylene, and their copyrolyses with trichlorobenzenes, provides an efficient and general source of chlorinated acenaphthylenes in a range of degrees of chlorination and over a number of unique congeners. Analysis of congener yields as a function of reagents employed, guided by DFT/B3LYP/6-311G(d,p) level calculations, strongly suggests that C2 addition across three-carbon bays in naphthalene is a major driver of growth. Additionally, extremely facile five-membered ring shifts are operative, with chlorine promoting isomerization. Theoretical study of C16H10- and C18H10-based congeners indicate that this is a general phenomenon, and with chlorine also favoring internal cyclopentafused rings in addition to increased isomerization rates, this suggests halogen moieties may be an important feature for efficient fullerene growth.

  1. Five-membered rings as diazo components in optical data storage devices: an ab initio investigation of the lowest singlet excitation energies

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    Åstrand, Per-Olof; Sommer-Larsen, Peter; Hvilsted, Søren; Ramanujam, P. S.; Bak, Keld L.; Sauer, Stephan P. A.

    2000-07-01

    The two lowest singlet excitation energies of 18 azo dyes have been studied by ab initio quantum-chemical methods within the second-order polarization propagator approximation (SOPPA). Various combinations of five-membered rings (furan, thiophene, pyrrole, oxazole, thiazole, and imidazole) have been investigated as diazo components for a potential use in optical data storage materials. It is found that the diazo compounds with two heterocyclic five-membered rings have π→π ∗ excitation energies corresponding to laser wavelengths in the region 450-500 nm whereas one five-membered ring and a phenyl group as diazo components results in wavelengths in the region 400-435 nm.

  2. Structural basis for the potent antisickling effect of a novel class of five-membered heterocyclic aldehydic compounds.

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    Safo, Martin K; Abdulmalik, Osheiza; Danso-Danquah, Richmond; Burnett, James C; Nokuri, Samuel; Joshi, Gajanan S; Musayev, Faik N; Asakura, Toshio; Abraham, Donald J

    2004-09-09

    Naturally occurring five-membered heterocyclic aldehydes, including 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furfural, increase the oxygen affinity of hemoglobin (Hb) and strongly inhibit the sickling of homozygous sickle red blood (SS) cells. X-ray studies of Hb complexed with these compounds indicate that they form Schiff base adducts in a symmetrical fashion with the N-terminal alphaVal1 nitrogens of Hb. Interestingly, two cocrystal types were isolated during crystallization experiments with deoxygenated Hb (deoxyHb): one crystal type was composed of the low-affinity or tense (T) state Hb quaternary structure; the other crystal type was composed of high-affinity or relaxed state Hb (with a R2 quaternary structure). The R2 crystal appears to be formed as a result of the aldehydes binding to fully or partially ligated Hb in the deoxyHb solution. Repeated attempts to crystallize the compounds with liganded Hb failed, except on rare occasions when very few R state crystals were obtained. Oxygen equilibrium, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), antisickling, and X-ray studies suggest that the examined heterocyclic aldehydes may be acting to prevent polymerization of sickle hemoglobin (HbS) by binding to and stabilizing liganded Hb in the form of R2 and/or various relaxed state Hbs, as well as binding to and destabilizing unliganded T state Hb. The proposed mechanism may provide a general model for the antisickling effects of aldehyde containing small molecules that bind to N-terminal alphaVal1 nitrogens of Hb. The examined compounds also represent a new class of potentially therapeutic agents for treating sickle cell disease (SCD).

  3. 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.

  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.

  5. The Selective Cross-Coupling of Secondary Alkyl Zinc Reagents to Five-Membered-Ring Heterocycles Using Pd-PEPPSI-IHept(Cl).

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    Atwater, Bruce; Chandrasoma, Nalin; Mitchell, David; Rodriguez, Michael J; Pompeo, Matthew; Froese, Robert D J; Organ, Michael G

    2015-08-10

    The ability to cross-couple secondary alkyl centers is fraught with a number of problems, including difficult reductive elimination, which often leads to β-hydride elimination. Whereas catalysts have been reported that provide decent selectivity for the expected (non-rearranged) cross-coupled product with aryl or heteroaryl oxidative-addition partners, none have shown reliable selectivity with five-membered-ring heterocycles. In this report, a new, rationally designed catalyst, Pd-PEPPSI-IHept(Cl), is demonstrated to be effective in selective cross-coupling reactions with secondary alkyl reagents across an impressive variety of furans, thiophenes, and benzo-fused derivatives (e.g., indoles, benzofurans), in most instances producing clean products with minimal, if any, migratory insertion for the first time.

  6. 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.

  7. [Synthesis and antitumor activity of 5-substituted-2-(pyridyl)benzothiazole compounds].

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    Liu, Wen-Hu; Chang, Jin-Xia; Liu, Yi

    2013-01-01

    Fifteen novel 5-substituted-2-(pyridyl)benzothiazole compounds were designed and synthesized by simple hydrolization and condensation reaction of the 2-amino-5-substituent benzothiazole. Activities of these synthesized compounds were evaluated on Bcap-37, HCT-15 and HepG2 tumor cells in vitro by standard MTT assay. 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) was used as the positive control. The results revealed that most of the new compounds had potent effects on Bcap-37, HCT-15 and HepG2 tumor cells, and had no or less effect on 293T and L02 normal cells. Particularly, compounds 1c and 2e exhibited better activities on HCT-15 and HepG2 cells with IC50 values of 41.59 and 38.65 micromol x L(-1), and 1i showed excellent activities on Bcap-37 and HepG2 cells with IC50 values of 46.63 and 23.51 micromol x L(-1), respectively. The structure-activity relationship of 5-substituted-2-(pyridyl)benzothiazole compounds were also discussed preliminarily.

  8. Transferable potentials for phase equilibria. 9. Explicit hydrogen description of benzene and five-membered and six-membered heterocyclic aromatic compounds.

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    Rai, Neeraj; Siepmann, J Ilja

    2007-09-13

    The explicit hydrogen version of the transferable potentials for phase equilibria (TraPPE-EH) force field is extended to benzene, pyridine, pyrimidine, pyrazine, pyridazine, thiophene, furan, pyrrole, thiazole, oxazole, isoxazole, imidazole, and pyrazole. While the Lennard-Jones parameters for carbon, hydrogen (two types), nitrogen (two types), oxygen, and sulfur are transferable for all 13 compounds, the partial charges are specific for each compound. The benzene dimer energies for sandwich, T-shape, and parallel-displaced configurations obtained for the TraPPE-EH force field compare favorably with high-level electronic structure calculations. Gibbs ensemble Monte Carlo simulations were carried out to compute the single-component vapor-liquid equilibria for benzene, pyridine, three diazenes, and eight five-membered heterocycles. The agreement with experimental data is excellent with the liquid densities and vapor pressures reproduced within 1 and 5%, respectively. The critical temperatures and normal boiling points are predicted with mean deviations of 0.8 and 1.6%, respectively.

  9. 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

  10. A rearrangement of 1,1-linked four-membered rings to bicyclic bridgehead five-membered rings: a phosphorus turn.

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    Ionkin, Alex S; Marshall, William J; Fish, Brian M

    2009-12-21

    Novel rearrangements of 2,3,2',3'-tetra-tert-butyl-4,4'-bis-trimethylsilanyloxy-1,2,1',2'-tetrahydro-[1,1']biphosphetyl (7) to 1,2,5,6-tetra-tert-butyl-3,7-bis-trimethylsilanyloxy-1H,5H-[1,2]diphospholo-[1,2-a][1,2]diphosphole (9) and of 3,4,3,4-tetra-tert-butyl-[1,1']biphosphetanyl-2,2'-dione (10) to 2,3,6,7-tetra-tert-butyl-tetrahydro-[1,2]diphospholo[1,2-a][1,2]diphosphole-1,5-dione (12) were observed during sublimation at 150 degrees C in 0.1 mm vacuum. The C-P-C internal angles of the four-membered rings, which reflect steric strain in (7), were 71.9(2) degrees and 77.9(1) degrees; the C-P-P internal angles of the five-membered rings of 9 were 90.88(6) degrees and 93.02(6) degrees after rearrangement. Reaction of 7 with metallic caesium provided the caesium salt of 3,4-di-tert-butyl-3,4-dihydro-phosphet-2-ol (15), which is the first example of a 2lambda-3-phospha-1-enolate being incorporated into four-membered ring. Due to its large size, the caesium cation has a rare coordination mode with both the phosphorus and oxygen atoms of the 2lambda-3-phospha-1-enolate, forming infinite polymeric chains in the solid state of 15. Two tert-butyl groups in the vicinal positions of compounds 7, 9, 10, 12 and 15 dictate the gauche conformations in compounds 7, 9, 10, 12 and 15, enforcing this stereoselectivity around the C-C-C portion of the rings in the enlargement reaction.

  11. Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Field-Effect Transistor Properties of n-Channel Semiconducting Polymers Containing Five-Membered Heterocyclic Acceptors: Superiority of Thiadiazole Compared with Oxadiazole.

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    Chen, Huajie; Liu, Zhaoxia; Zhao, Zhiyuan; Zheng, Liping; Tan, Songting; Yin, Zhihong; Zhu, Chunguang; Liu, Yunqi

    2016-12-07

    Five-membered 1,3,4-oxadiazole (OZ) and 1,3,4-thiadiazole (TZ) heterocycle-based copolymers as active layer have long been ignored in solution-processable n-channel polymer field-effect transistors (PFETs) despite the long history of using OZ or TZ derivatives as the electron-injecting materials in organic light-emitting devices and their favorable electron affinities. Herein, we first report the synthesis and PFETs performance of two n-channel conjugated polymers bearing OZ- or TZ-based acceptor moieties, i.e., PNOZ and PNTZ, where simple thiophene units are utilized as the weak donors and additional alkylated-naphthalenediimides units are used as the second acceptors. A comparative study has been performed to reveal the effect of different heterocyclic acceptors on thermal properties, electronic properties, ordering structures, and carrier transport performance of the target polymers. It is found that both polymers possess low-lying LUMO values below -4.0 eV, indicating high electron affinity for both heterocycle-based polymers. Because of strong polarizable ability of sulfur atom in TZ heterocycle, PNTZ exhibits a red shift in maximal absorption and stronger molecular aggregation even in the diluted chlorobenzene solution as compared to the OZ-containing PNOZ. Surface morphological study reveals that a nodule-like surface with a rough surface morphology is observed clearly for PNOZ films, whereas PNTZ films display highly uniform surface morphology with well interconnected fiber-like polycrystalline grains. Investigation of PFETs performance indicates that both polymers afford air-stable n-channel transport characteristics. The uniform morphological structure and compact π-π stacking endow PNTZ with a high electron mobility of 0.36 cm(2) V(-1) s(-1), much higher than that of PNOZ (0.026 cm(2) V(-1) s(-1)). These results manifest the feasibility in improving electron-transporting property simply by tuning heteroatom substitutes in n-channel polymers; further

  12. 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).

  13. Novel 5-substituted benzyloxy-2-arylbenzofuran-3-carboxylic acids as calcium activated chloride channel inhibitors

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    Kumar, Satish; Namkung, Wan; Verkman, A. S.; Sharma, Pawan K.

    2013-01-01

    Transmembrane protein 16A (TMEM16A) channels are recently discovered membrane proteins that functions as a calcium activated chloride channel (CaCC). CaCCs are major regulators of various physiological processes, such as sensory transduction, epithelial secretion, smooth muscle contraction and oocyte fertilization. Thirty novel 5-substituted benzyloxy-2-arylbenzofuran-3-carboxylic acids (B01–B30) were synthesized and evaluated for their TMEM16A inhibitory activity by using short circuit current measurements in Fischer rat thyroid (FRT) cells expressing human TMEM16A. IC50 values were calculated using YFP fluorescence plate reader assay. Final compounds, having free carboxylic group displayed significant inhibition. Eight of the novel compounds B02, B13, B21, B23, B25, B27, B28, B29 exhibit excellent CaCCs inhibition with IC50 value <6 μM, with compound B25 exhibiting the lowest IC50 value of 2.8 ± 1.3 μM. None of the tested ester analogs of final benzofuran derivatives displayed TMEM16A/CaCCs inhibition. PMID:22739085

  14. Functional diversity among 5-substituted nicotine analogs; in vitro and in vivo investigations.

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    Dukat, Małgorzata; Damaj, Imad M; Young, Richard; Vann, Robert; Collins, Allan C; Marks, Michael J; Martin, Billy R; Glennon, Richard A

    2002-01-25

    Two 5-substituted derivatives of nicotine (nicotinic acetylcholine receptor: K(i)=2.4 nM) were synthesized and evaluated: 5-bromonicotine (K(i)=6.9 nM) and 5-methoxynicotine (K(i)=14.3 nM). Despite their high affinity, neither 5-bromonicotine nor 5-methoxynicotine mimicked nicotine in producing antinociceptive (tail-flick, hotplate), hypolocomotor, or hypothermic effects in mice. Neither agent antagonized the hypolocomotor actions of nicotine, whereas 5-methoxynicotine, but not 5-bromonicotine, antagonized the antinociceptive (tail-flick) activity of nicotine in a dose-related manner. In tests of stimulus generalization using rats trained to discriminate 0.6 mg/kg of (-)-nicotine from vehicle, 5-bromonicotine substituted for nicotine. Further evaluation of 5-bromonicotine indicated that it might be a partial agonist at alpha4beta2 receptors (stimulation of Rb(+) efflux; alpha4beta2 receptors expressed in oocytes) and at alpha3-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (synaptosomal dopamine release). Thus, 5-bromonicotine might be acting as a partial agonist at alpha4beta2 receptors and/or some of its effects might be related to interactions with non-alpha4beta2 receptors. Clearly, the effects of 5-bromonicotine and 5-methoxynicotine are different from those of nicotine, and from one another. These actions demonstrate that substitution at the 5-position of nicotine exerts a profound influence on the pharmacological profile as well as agonist/antagonist properties of nicotine.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. Stereoselective addition of the titanium enolate of N-acetyl (4S)-isopropyl-1,3-thiazolidine-2-thione to five-membered N-acyl iminium ions.

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    Barragán, Efraín; Olivo, Horacio F; Romero-Ortega, Moisés; Sarduy, Seth

    2005-05-13

    [reaction: see text] Addition of the chlorotitanium enolate of N-acetyl 4-isopropyl-1,3-thiazolidine-2-thione to five-membered, N-substituted N-acyl iminium ions furnished the corresponding Mannich-type addition products with good diastereoselectivity and in good yields. The synthetic utility of the addition product 8 was demonstrated in a chemospecific anti-aldol reaction with cinnamaldehyde. By using this strategy, we constructed three contiguous chiral centers with high stereocontrol employing the same chiral auxiliary. X-Ray crystallographic analysis of addition product 2 and aldol product 14 revealed their absolute stereochemistry.

  18. 2-Trimethylsilylethanesulfonyl (SES) versus tosyl (Ts) protecting group in the preparation of nitrogen-containing five-membered rings. A novel route for the synthesis of substituted pyrrolines and pyrrolidines.

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    Declerck, Valérie; Allouchi, Hassan; Martinez, Jean; Lamaty, Frédéric

    2007-02-16

    The 2-trimethylsilylethanesulfonyl (or SES) protecting group was compared to the tosyl (Ts) group in the preparation of a nitrogen-containing five-membered ring obtained by the aza-Baylis-Hillman/alkylation/RCM route. While deprotection of Ts-protected pyrrolines gave only pyrroles, deprotection of the same SES-protected compounds gave either pyrroles or free amine pyrrolines depending on the deprotection conditions. The SES-protected pyrrolines were hydrogenated to yield pyrrolidines with an excellent diastereoselectivity. Free amine pyrrolidines were obtained by HF-mediated deprotection of the SES group.

  19. An efficient approach for conversion of 5-substituted 2-thiouridines built in RNA oligomers into corresponding desulfured 4-pyrimidinone products.

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    Chwialkowska, Anna; Wielgus, Ewelina; Leszczynska, Grazyna; Sobczak, Milena; Mikolajczyk, Barbara; Sochacka, Elzbieta; Nawrot, Barbara

    2015-08-15

    An efficient approach for the desulfuration of C5-substituted 2-thiouridines (R5S2U) bound in the RNA chain exclusively to 4-pyrimidinone nucleoside (R5H2U)-containing RNA products is proposed. This post-synthetic transformation avoids the preparation of a suitably protected H2U phosphoramidite, which otherwise would be necessary for solid-phase synthesis of the modified RNA. Optimization of the desulfuration, which included reaction stoichiometry, time and temperature, allowed to transform a set of ten R5S2U-RNAs into their R5H2U-RNA congeners in ca. 90% yield.

  20. 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.

  1. Synthesis of 2-(β-D-glucopyranosylamino)-5-substituted-1,3,4-oxadiazoles for inhibition of glycogen phosphorylase.

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    Tóth, Marietta; Szőcs, Béla; Kaszás, Tímea; Docsa, Tibor; Gergely, Pál; Somsák, László

    2013-11-15

    Aromatic aldehyde 4-(2,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-β-d-glucopyranosyl)semicarbazones were synthesized by the addition of different hydrazones onto O-peracetylated β-d-glucopyranosyl isocyanate. Oxidative transformations of these precursors gave O-protected 2-(β-d-glucopyranosylamino)-5-substituted-1,3,4-oxadiazoles. Removal of the O-acetyl protecting groups under Zemplén conditions gave test compounds to show low micromolar inhibition against rabbit muscle glycogen phosphorylase b. Best inhibitors of these series were 4-(β-d-glucopyranosyl)semicarbazones of 4-nitrobenzaldehyde (Ki=4.5μM), 2-naphthaldehyde (Ki=5.5μM) and 2-(β-d-glucopyranosylamino)-5-(4-methylphenyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole (Ki=12μM).

  2. 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

  3. Synthesis of 2-phenyl-4,5-substituted oxazoles by copper-catalyzed intramolecular cyclization of functionalized enamides.

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    Vijay Kumar, S; Saraiah, B; Misra, N C; Ila, H

    2012-12-07

    An efficient two-step synthesis of 2-phenyl-4,5-substituted oxazoles involving intramolecular copper-catalyzed cyclization of highly functionalized novel β-(methylthio)enamides as the key step has been reported. These enamides are obtained by nucleophilic ring-opening of newly synthesized 4-[(methylthio)hetero(aryl)methylene]-2-phenyl-5-oxazolone precursors by alkoxides, amines, amino acid esters and aryl/alkyl Grignard reagents, thus leading to the introduction of an ester, N-substituted carboxamide or acyl functionalities at 4-position of the product oxazoles. Synthesis of two naturally occurring 2,5-diaryloxazoles, i.e., texamine and uguenenazole, via two-step hydrolysis-decarboxylation of the corresponding 2,5-diaryloxazole-4-carboxylates has also been described. Similarly, three of the serine-derived oxazole-4-carboxamides were elaborated to novel trisubstituted 4,2'-bisoxazoles through DAST/DBU-mediated cyclodehydration-dehydrohalogenation sequence. The present protocol is complementary and an improvement to our previously reported silver carbonate-induced cyclization of β-bis(methylthio)enamides to 2-phenyl-5-(methylthio)-4-substituted oxazoles.

  4. 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.

  5. Scaffold oriented synthesis. Part 4: design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel 5-substituted indazoles as potent and selective kinase inhibitors employing heterocycle forming and multicomponent reactions.

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    Akritopoulou-Zanze, Irini; Wakefield, Brian D; Gasiecki, Alan; Kalvin, Douglas; Johnson, Eric F; Kovar, Peter; Djuric, Stevan W

    2011-03-01

    We report the synthesis and biological evaluation of 5-substituted indazoles as kinase inhibitors. The compounds were synthesized in a parallel synthesis fashion from readily available starting materials employing heterocycle forming and multicomponent reactions and were evaluated against a panel of kinase assays. Potent inhibitors were identified for Gsk3β, Rock2, and Egfr.

  6. Scaffold oriented synthesis. Part 3: design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel 5-substituted indazoles as potent and selective kinase inhibitors employing [2+3] cycloadditions.

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    Akritopoulou-Zanze, Irini; Wakefield, Brian D; Gasiecki, Alan; Kalvin, Douglas; Johnson, Eric F; Kovar, Peter; Djuric, Stevan W

    2011-03-01

    We report the synthesis and biological evaluation of 5-substituted indazoles and amino indazoles as kinase inhibitors. The compounds were synthesized in a parallel synthesis fashion from readily available starting materials employing [2+3] cycloaddition reactions and were evaluated against a panel of kinase assays. Potent inhibitors were identified for numerous kinases such as Rock2, Gsk3β, Aurora2 and Jak2.

  7. 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

  8. Stereochemistry of N-Benzoyl-5-substituted-1-benzazepines Revisited: Synthesis of the Conformationally Biased Derivatives and Revision of the Reported Structure.

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    Tabata, Hidetsugu; Yoneda, Tetsuya; Tasaka, Tomohiko; Ito, Shigekazu; Oshitari, Tetsuta; Takahashi, Hideyo; Natsugari, Hideaki

    2016-04-15

    The syn (aR*,5R*) and anti (aS*,5R*) diastereomers of N-benzoyl-C5-substituted-1-benzazepines originating in the chiralities at C5 and the Ar-N(C═O) axis were first stereoselectively synthesized by biasing the conformation with a substituent at C6 and C9, respectively. Detailed examination of the stereochemistry (i.e., conformation and configuration) of these N-benzoyl-1-benzazepines by X-ray crystallographic analysis, VT NMR, and DFT calculations revealed new physicochemical aspects of these heterocycles including revision of the stereochemistry previously reported.

  9. A novel ring oxidation of 4- or 5-substituted 2H-oxazole to corresponding 2-oxazolone catalyzed by cytosolic aldehyde oxidase.

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    Arora, Vinod K; Philip, Thomas; Huang, Stella; Shu, Yue-Zhong

    2012-09-01

    The ring oxidation of 2H-oxazole, or C2-unsubstituted oxazole, to 2-oxazolone, a cyclic carbamate, was observed on various 4- or 5-substituted oxazoles. Using 5-(3-bromophenyl)oxazole as a model compound, its 2-oxazolone metabolite M1 was fully characterized by liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance. The reaction mainly occurred in the liver cytosolic fraction without the requirement of cytochrome P450 enzymes and cofactor NADPH. Investigations into the mechanism of formation of 2-oxazolone using various chemical inhibitors indicated that the reaction was primarily catalyzed by aldehyde oxidase and not by xanthine oxidase. In addition, cytosol incubation of 5-(3-bromophenyl)oxazole in the medium containing H₂¹⁸O led to the ¹⁸O incorporation into M1, substantiating the reaction mechanism of a typical molybdenum hydroxylase. The rank order of liver cytosols for the 2-oxazolone formation was mouse > monkey ≫ rat and human liver cytosol, whereas M1 was not formed in dog liver cytosol. Because the reaction was observed with a number of 4- or 5-substituted 2H-oxazoles in mouse liver cytosols, 2H-oxazoles represent a new substrate chemotype for ring oxidation catalyzed by aldehyde oxidase.

  10. 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.

  11. A vibrational circular dichroism approach to the determination of the absolute configurations of flavorous 5-substituted-2(5H)-furanones.

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    Nakahashi, Atsufumi; Yaguchi, Yoshihiro; Miura, Nobuaki; Emura, Makoto; Monde, Kenji

    2011-04-25

    Sotolon (1) and maple furanone (2) are naturally occurring chiral furanones. These 5-substituted-2(5H)-furanones are industrially significant aroma compounds due to their characteristic organoleptic properties and extraordinarily low odor thresholds. Each enantiomer of 1 and 2 was successfully obtained by preparative enantioselective supercritical fluid chromatography. The absolute configuration of 1 was confirmed as (R)-(-)-1 and (S)-(+)-1 by adopting the vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) approach. The absolute configuration of 2, which has remained ambiguous since its discovery in 1957, was determined as (R)-(+)-2 and (S)-(-)-2 for the first time by the VCD technique. Surprisingly, the signs of the optical rotation of 2 are opposite of those of 1 regardless of their identical absolute configurations. This observation emphasizes the risk in absolute configurational assignments based on comparison of optical rotation signs of similar structures. Odor evaluation of the enantiomers of 2 revealed different odor intensities.

  12. 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.

  13. Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of 5-hydroxy, 5-substituted-pyrimidine-2,4,6-triones as potent inhibitors of gelatinases MMP-2 and MMP-9.

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    Nicolotti, Orazio; Catto, Marco; Giangreco, Ilenia; Barletta, Maria; Leonetti, Francesco; Stefanachi, Angela; Pisani, Leonardo; Cellamare, Saverio; Tortorella, Paolo; Loiodice, Fulvio; Carotti, Angelo

    2012-12-01

    Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are attractive biological targets that play a key role in many physiopathological processes such as degradation of extracellular matrix proteins, release and cleavage of cell-surface receptors, tumour progression, homeostatic regulation and innate immunity. A series of 5-hydroxy, 5-substituted pyrimidine-2,4,6-triones were rationally designed, prepared and tested as inhibitors of gelatinases MMP-2 and MMP-9 and collagenase MMP-8. On one side, the presence of the 5-hydroxyl group, that represents an typical feature of this class of compounds, ensured an attractive pharmacokinetic profile while on the other suitably substituted biaryl molecular fragments, attached to position 5 through a ketomethylene linker, guaranteed favourable interaction in the deep region of the S(1)' enzymatic subsite. This rational design led to the discovery of highly potent MMP inhibitors. In particular, biphenyl derivatives bearing at the para position COCH(3) and OCF(3) substituents permitted to inhibit gelatinases MMP-2 and MMP-9, with IC(50) values as low as 30 nM and 21 nM, respectively, whereas the introduction at the same position of the bulkier SO(2)CH(3) group afforded a potent collagenase MMP-8 inhibitor with an IC(50) value equal to 66 nM. Molecular docking simulations allowed us to elucidate key interactions driving the binding of the top active compounds towards their preferred MMP target.

  14. Design, synthesis, and antibacterial activity against rice bacterial leaf blight and leaf streak of 2,5-substituted-1,3,4-oxadiazole/thiadiazole sulfone derivative.

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    Li, Pei; Shi, Li; Yang, Xia; Yang, Lei; Chen, Xue-Wen; Wu, Fang; Shi, Qing-Cai; Xu, Wei-Ming; He, Ming; Hu, De-Yu; Song, Bao-An

    2014-04-01

    A series of 2,5-substituted-1,3,4-oxadiazole/thiadiazole sulfone derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for their antibacterial activities against rice bacterial leaf blight and leaf streak caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae and Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicolaby via the turbidimeter test in vitro. Antibacterial bioassay results indicated that most compounds demonstrated good inhibitory effect antibacterial bioactivities against rice bacterial leaf blight and leaf streak. Among the title compounds, compound 6c demonstrated the best inhibitory effect against rice bacterial leaf blight and leaf streak with half-maximal effective concentration (EC50) values of 1.07 and 7.14 μg/mL, respectively, which were even better than those of commercial agents such as Bismerthiazol and Thiediazole Copper. In vivo antibacterial activities tests at greenhouse conditions demonstrated that the controlling effect of compounds 6c (43.5%) and 6g (42.4%) against rice bacterial leaf blight were better than those of Bismerthiazol (25.5%) and Thiediazole Copper (37.5%).

  15. Antibacterial activities against rice bacterial leaf blight and tomato bacterial wilt of 2-mercapto-5-substituted-1,3,4-oxadiazole/thiadiazole derivatives.

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    Li, Pei; Shi, Li; Gao, Man-Ni; Yang, Xia; Xue, Wei; Jin, Lin-Hong; Hu, De-Yu; Song, Bao-An

    2015-02-01

    In this study, a series of 2-mercapto-5-substituted-1,3,4-oxadiazole/thiadiazole derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for their antibacterial activities against rice bacterial leaf blight and tomato bacterial wilt caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo) and Ralstonia solanacearum (R. solanacearum) via the turbidimeter test in vitro. Antibacterial bioassays indicated that most compounds demonstrated appreciable antibacterial bioactivities against Xoo and R. solanacearum. Among the title compounds, compound 4i demonstrated the best inhibitory effect against Xoo and R. solanacearum with half-maximal effective concentration (EC50) values of 14.69 and 15.14μg/mL, respectively, which were even better than those of commercial agents Bismerthiazol and Thiodiazole Copper. In vivo antibacterial activities tests under greenhouse conditions revealed that the control efficiency of compound 4i against rice bacterial leaf blight and tobacco bacterial wilt were better than those of Bismerthiazol and Thiodiazole Copper. Meanwhile, field trials also indicated that compound 4i demonstrated appreciable control efficiency against rice bacterial leaf blight and tomato bacterial wilt.

  16. Discovery of 5-substituted tetrahydronaphthalen-2yl-methyl with N-phenyl-N-(piperidin-4-yl)propionamide derivatives as potent opioid receptor ligands.

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    Deekonda, Srinivas; Wugalter, Lauren; Kulkarni, Vinod; Rankin, David; Largent-Milnes, Tally M; Davis, Peg; Bassirirad, Neemah M; Lai, Josephine; Vanderah, Todd W; Porreca, Frank; Hruby, Victor J

    2015-09-15

    A new series of novel opioid ligands have been designed and synthesized based on the 4-anilidopiperidine scaffold containing a 5-substituted tetrahydronaphthalen-2yl)methyl group with different N-phenyl-N-(piperidin-4-yl)propionamide derivatives to study the biological effects of these substituents on μ and δ opioid receptor interactions. Recently our group reported novel 4-anilidopiperidine analogues, in which several aromatic ring-contained amino acids were conjugated with N-phenyl-N-(piperidin-4-yl)propionamide and examined their biological activities at the μ and δ opioid receptors. In continuation of our efforts in these novel 4-anilidopiperidine analogues, we took a peptidomimetic approach in the present design, in which we substituted aromatic amino acids with tetrahydronaphthalen-2yl methyl moiety with amino, amide and hydroxyl substitutions at the 5th position. In in vitro assays these ligands, showed very good binding affinity and highly selective toward the μ opioid receptor. Among these, the lead ligand 20 showed excellent binding affinity (2 nM) and 5000 fold selectivity toward the μ opioid receptor, as well as functional selectivity in GPI assays (55.20 ± 4.30 nM) and weak or no agonist activities in MVD assays. Based on the in vitro bioassay results the lead compound 20 was chosen for in vivo assessment for efficacy in naïve rats after intrathecal administration. Compound 20 was not significantly effective in alleviating acute pain. This discrepancy between high in vitro binding affinity, moderate in vitro activity, and low in vivo activity may reflect differences in pharmacodynamics (i.e., engaging signaling pathways) or pharmacokinetics (i.e., metabolic stability). In sum, our data suggest that further optimization of this compound 20 is required to enhance in vivo activity.

  17. 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.

  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, 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.

  20. From C,N- and N,N-chelated chloroboranes to substituted 1H-2,1-benzazaboroles and 1H-pyrrolo[1,2-c][1,3,2]diazaborolidines: a straightforward route to five-membered rings containing the B-N or N-B-N moiety.

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    Hejda, Martin; Lyčka, Antonín; Jambor, Roman; Růžička, Aleš; Dostál, Libor

    2014-09-07

    A set of 1H-2,1-benzazaboroles as B-N analogues of 1H-indene and a set of 1H-pyrrolo[1,2-c][1,3,2]diazaborolidines as B-N analogues of 1H-pyrrolizine were prepared via nucleophilic addition of selected alkyl(aryl)lithiums (MeLi, tBuLi or PhLi) to, via N→B intramolecular interactions, the activated imino C[double bond, length as m-dash]N functionality in the structure of C,N- or N,N-chelated chloroboranes. All compounds were characterized by elemental analysis and (1)H, (11)B, (13)C and (15)N NMR spectroscopy, and molecular structures of isolated compounds were on several occasions established by means of single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The presence of three adjacently bonded substituents and their systematic alternation on five-membered C3BN (1H-2,1-benzazaboroles) or C2BN2 (1H-pyrrolo[1,2-c][1,3,2]diazaborolidines) rings allowed us to follow both the influence of the steric repulsion and limitations for the formation of respective annulated heterocyclic systems.

  1. High-level ab initio predictions for the ionization energies and heats of formation of five-membered-ring molecules: thiophene, furan, pyrrole, 1,3-cyclopentadiene, and borole, C4H4X/C4H4X+ (X = S, O, NH, CH2, and BH).

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    Lo, Po-Kam; Lau, Kai-Chung

    2011-02-10

    The ionization energies (IEs) and heats of formation (ΔH°(f0)/ΔH°(f298)) for thiophene (C(4)H(4)S), furan (C(4)H(4)O), pyrrole (C(4)H(4)NH), 1,3-cyclopentadiene (C(4)H(4)CH(2)), and borole (C(4)H(4)BH) have been calculated by the wave function-based ab initio CCSD(T)/CBS approach, which involves the approximation to the complete basis set (CBS) limit at the coupled-cluster level with single and double excitations plus a quasi-perturbative triple excitation [CCSD(T)]. Where appropriate, the zero-point vibrational energy correction (ZPVE), the core-valence electronic correction (CV), and the scalar relativistic effect (SR) are included in these calculations. The respective CCSD(T)/CBS predictions for C(4)H(4)S, C(4)H(4)O, C(4)H(4)NH, and C(4)H(4)CH(2), being 8.888, 8.897, 8.222, and 8.582 eV, are in excellent agreement with the experimental values obtained from previous photoelectron and photoion measurements. The ΔH°(f0)/ΔH°(f298) values for the aforementioned molecules and their corresponding cations have also been predicted by the CCSD(T)/CBS method, and the results are compared with the available experimental data. The comparisons between the CCSD(T)/CBS predictions and the experimental values for C(4)H(4)S, C(4)H(4)O, C(4)H(4)NH, and C(4)H(4)CH(2) suggest that the CCSD(T)/CBS procedure is capable of predicting reliable IE values for five-membered-ring molecules with an uncertainty of ±13 meV. In view of the excellent agreements between the CCSD(T)/CBS predictions and the experimental values for C(4)H(4)S, C(4)H(4)O, C(4)H(4)NH, and C(4)H(4)CH(2), the similar CCSD(T)/CBS IE and ΔH°(f0)/ΔH°(f298) predictions for C(4)H(4)BH, whose thermochemical data are not readily available due to its reactive nature, should constitute a reliable data set. The CCSD(T)/CBS IE(C(4)H(4)BH) value is 8.868 eV, and ΔH°(f0)/ΔH°(f298) values for C(4)H(4)BH and C(4)H(4)BH(+) are 269.5/258.6 and 1125.1/1114.6 kJ/mol, respectively. The highest occupied molecular orbitals

  2. Synthesis of C-5 Substituted Tubercidin Derivatives.

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    1980-06-01

    2 invoked bromination of 4- chloro -7-( 2 ’, 3 ’,5’-tri-O-acetyl-r-D-ribofuranosyl)pyrrolo- [2,3...Gerster, J.F.; Robins, R.K.; Townsend, L.B. J. Heterocyclic Chem. 1969, 6, 215-21. 6. 4- Chloro -7-( 2 ’, 3 ’,5’-tri-O-acetyl--D-ribofuranosyl)pyrrolo[2,3-d...3,3,3-Trifluoropropenyl )tubercidin .. .. ... ........ 2 C. 5-( 3 -Aaninopropyl)tubercidin .. .. ... ..... .... ... 2 D.

  3. Mononuclear copper(II) complexes with 3,5-substituted-4-salicylidene-amino-3,5-dimethyl-1,2,4-triazole: synthesis, structure and potent inhibition of protein tyrosine phosphatases.

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    Ma, Ling; Lu, Liping; Zhu, Miaoli; Wang, Qingming; Li, Ying; Xing, Shu; Fu, Xueqi; Gao, Zengqiang; Dong, Yuhui

    2011-06-28

    Six copper complexes of Schiff base ligands containing 3,5-substituted-4-salicylideneamino-3,5-dimethyl-1,2,4-triazole have been synthesized and well characterized. The structures of complexes 1 and 2 were determined by X-ray crystal analysis. Fluorescence and potentiometric study indicated that in the physiological pH range, one ligand was dissociated from the complexes to form 1:1 mononucleus copper complexes. The complexes potently inhibit protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B), T-cell protein tyrosine phosphatase (TCPTP), megakaryocyte protein tyrosine phosphatase 2 (PTP-MEG2) and Src homology phosphatase 1 (SHP-1) with 3-4 fold selectivity against PTP1B over TCPTP and PTP-MEG2, and 3-9 fold over SHP-1, but display almost no inhibition against Src homology phosphatase 2 (SHP-2). Complex 1 inhibits PTP1B with a competitive model with K(i) of 30 nM. Substitution with small groups at the phenyl of the ligand does not obviously influence the inhibitory ability of the complexes.

  4. A five-membered lactone prodrug of CBI-based analogs of the duocarmycins

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    Uematsu, Mika; Brody, Daniel M.; Boger, Dale L.

    2014-01-01

    The preparation, characterization and examination of the CBI-based 5-membered lactone 5 capable of serving as a prodrug or protein (antibody) conjugation reagent are disclosed along with its incorporation into the corresponding CC-1065 and duocarmycin analog 6, and the establishment of their properties. PMID:26069351

  5. Five-Membered Ring Peroxide Selectively Initiates Ferroptosis in Cancer Cells.

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    Abrams, Rachel P; Carroll, William L; Woerpel, K A

    2016-05-20

    A 1,2-dioxolane (FINO2) was identified as a lead compound from a screen of organic peroxides. FINO2 does not induce apoptosis, but instead initiates ferroptosis, an iron-dependent, oxidative cell death pathway. Few compounds are known to induce primarily ferroptosis. In contrast to the perceived instability of peroxides, FINO2 was found to be thermally stable to at least 150 °C. FINO2 was more potent in cancer cells than nonmalignant cells of the same type. One of the enantiomers was found to be more responsible for the observed activity.

  6. Palladium Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Five-Membered Heterocyclic Silanolates

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    Denmark, Scott E.; Baird, John D.; Regens, Christopher S.

    2009-01-01

    The preparation of π-rich 2-aryl heterocycles by palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling of sodium heteroarylsilanolates with aryl iodides, bromides and chlorides is described. The cross-coupling process was developed through extensive optimization of the follow key variables: (1) identification of stable, isolable alkali metal silanolates, (2) identification of conditions for preformation and isolation of silanolate salts, (3) judicious choice in the palladium catalyst/ligand combination, and (4) selection of the protecting group on the nitrogen of indole. It was found that the alkali metal silanolates, either isolated or formed in situ, offered a significant rate enhancement and broader substrate scope over the use of silanols activated by Brønsted bases such as NaOt-Bu. In addition, the optimized conditions for the cross-coupling of 2-indolylsilanolates were readily applied to the cross-coupling of 2-pyrrolyl-, 2-furyl-, and 2-thienylsilanolates. PMID:18205384

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. Stabilities and structures in cluster ions of five-membered heterocyclic compounds containing O, N, and S atoms

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    Hiraoka, K.; Takimoto, H.; Yamabe, S.

    1987-11-25

    Clustering and hydration reactions of protonated and radical cations of heterocyclic compounds, e.g., furan, tetrahydrofuran, pyrrole, pyrrolidine, thiophene, and tetrahydrothiophene, have been studied using a pulsed electron beam mass spectrometer. The bond energies of proton-held dimer cations for furan, pyrrole, and thiophene are much smaller than those for tetrahydrofuran, pyrrolidine, and tetrahydrothiophene, respectively. This result suggests that not the heteroatoms but the ..cap alpha.. carbon atoms are protonated for furan, pyrrole, and thiophene. The hydrogen-bond site for the protonated furan and thiophene is calculated to be the unprotonated ..cap alpha.. hydrogen (C-H/sub ..cap alpha../ adjacent to the heteroatom) which is the most acidic one. On the other hand, the N-H hydrogen is the best hydrogen-bond site for the protonated pyrrole. It was found that the radical-cations dimers have greater bond energies than the proton-held dimer cations for furan and thiophene. This suggests that the bonds of the former have more covalent nature. Some unique reactions of C/sub 4/H/sub 4/O/sup .+/ and C/sub 4/H/sub 5/O/sup +/ with a furan molecule were observed. With an increase of temperature, the ions with m/z which are the same as those for (C/sub 4/H/sub 4/O)/sub 2//sup .+/ and H/sup +/(C/sub 4/H/sub 4/O)/sub 2/ are found to be formed at the expense of C/sup 4/H/sub 4/O/sup .+/ and C/sub 4/H/sub 5/O/sup +/ ions, respectively. It is suggested that the reactions observed are Diels-Alder type condensation reactions.

  10. The influence of sulfur configuration in (1) H NMR chemical shifts of diasteromeric five-membered cyclic sulfites.

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    Obregón-Mendoza, Marco A; Sánchez-Castellanos, Mariano; Cuevas, Gabriel; Gnecco, Dino; Cassani, Julia; Poveda-Jaramillo, Juan C; Reynolds, William F; Enríquez, Raúl G

    2017-03-01

    The effect of the stereochemistry of the sulfur atom on (1) H chemical shifts of the diasteromeric pair of cyclic sulfites of 4-[methoxy(4-nitrophenyl)methyl]-5-phenyl-1,3,2-dioxathiolan-2-oxide was investigated. The complete (1) H and (13) C NMR spectral assignment was achieved by the use of one-dimensional and two-dimensional NMR techniques in combination with X-ray data. A correlation of experimental data with theoretical calculations of chemical shift tensors using density functional theory and topological theory of atoms in molecules was made. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  11. 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.

  12. Epitaxial growth and magnetic properties of the first five members of the layered Srn +1RunO3n+1 oxide series

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    Tian, W.; Haeni, J. H.; Schlom, D. G.; Hutchinson, E.; Sheu, B. L.; Rosario, M. M.; Schiffer, P.; Liu, Y.; Zurbuchen, M. A.; Pan, X. Q.

    2007-01-01

    Epitaxial thin films of the n =1-5 members of the layered Srn +1RunO3n+1 oxide series were produced by reactive molecular-beam epitaxy. X-ray diffraction and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy confirm that these films are epitaxially oriented and nearly phase pure (>98%). The Sr2RuO4 (n=1) and Sr3Ru2O7 (n=2) samples show no ferromagnetic transition in the range from 5to300K, while the Sr4Ru3O10 (n=3), Sr5Ru4O13 (n=4), and Sr6Ru5O16 (n=5) samples show ferromagnetic transitions at 85, 95, and 130K, respectively.

  13. Synthesis and antimetabolic properties of 4,5-substituted pyrimidine 2'-deoxynucleosides and their 5'-monophosphates.

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    Kulikowski, T; Bretner, M; Dzik, J M; Zieliński, Z; Cieśla, J; Rode, W; Vilpo, J A; Shugar, D

    1987-01-01

    Reaction of the reagent of Lawesson, 2,4-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,3,4-dithiadiphosphatane-2,4-disulfide, with blocked uracil nucleosides in dioxane leads to quantitative thionation at C(4). With the bases, thionation occurs at C(4) and, with two equivalents of the reagent, at C(2) and C(4). Enzymatic phosphorylation of 4-thio-FdUrd gave the 5'-monophosphate, which was further converted with NH2OH to N4-hydroxy-FdCMP. Both nucleotides were examined as potential inhibitors of thymidylate synthase, and 4-thio-FdUrd for cytotoxic activities vs monkey and human leukemic cell lines.

  14. 5-(hydroxymethyl)oxazoles: versatile scaffolds for combinatorial solid-phase synthesis of 5-substituted oxazoles.

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    Grabowska, U; Rizzo, A; Farnell, K; Quibell, M

    2000-01-01

    A scheme combining the preparation of building blocks in solution followed by solid-phase combinatorial chemistry has been developed to side-chain diversify 5-(hydroxymethyl)oxazole scaffold (1) into aryl ethers, thioethers, sulfones, sulfonamides, and carboxamides. Protected heterocyclic scaffolds 2 were linked to the solid phase and N-terminal derivatized using active ester chemistry, providing chemset 4¿1-4,1-4¿. The free side-chain hydroxyl of 4 was smoothly converted to aryl ethers 6 under Mitsunobu conditions, with a broad range of substituted phenols. Alternatively, quantitative conversion of hydroxyl to bromide followed by displacement with alkyl and aryl thiols gave thioethers 8. Thioethers were optionally oxidized to sulfones 9. Bromide displacement by azide, followed by reduction to amine and acylation with a range of carboxylic acids and sulfonyl chlorides gave carboxamides 11 and sulfonamides 13, respectively. Crude purity at typically >90% was observed for each of the five modifications detailed. A series of 20 compounds, exemplifying each modification, was reprepared, purified, and fully characterized.

  15. A comparative study of the thermal stability of oligodeoxyribonucleotides containing 5-substituted 2'-deoxyuridines.

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    Ahmadian, M; Zhang, P; Bergstrom, D E

    1998-01-01

    Two series of modified oligonucleotides based on the self-complementary dodecamer d(CGCTAATTAGCG) were synthesized. The first contained the -C identical withCCH2R linker at C5 of deoxyuridine at position 4 (T*) of d(CGCT*AATTAGCG) and the second contained the -SR linker. The goal of the study was to evaluate and compare these two types of side chains for suitability as tethers for linking reporter groups to oligonucleotides. Our primary concern was how these tethers would effect duplex stability. The modified nucleosides were synthesized by palladium-mediated coupling reactions between the substituted alkyne and 5'-(4, 4'-dimethoxytrityl)-5-iodo-2'-deoxyuridine and between a disulfide and 5-chloromercurio-2'-deoxyuridine. The C5 deoxyuridine side chains evaluated included C identical with CCH3, C identical with CCH2NHC(O)CH3, C identical with CCH2N(CH3)2, C identical with CCH2N-HC(O)C5H4N, C identical with CCH2NHC(O)C10H15, SCH3, SC6H5 and SCH2CH2NHC(O)CH3. The nucleosides containing these substituents were incorporated into oligo-deoxyribonucleotides by standard phosphoramidite methodology. Melting studies demonstrated that the sequence containing the C identical with CCH3side chain had the highest T m value (59.1 degrees C) in comparison with the control sequence (T m = 55.2 degrees C) and that any additional substituent on C3 of the propynyl group lowered the T m value relative to propynyl. Nevertheless, even the most destabilizing substituent, adamantylcarbamoyl, yielded an oligodeoxyribonucleotide that dissociated with a T m of 54 degrees C, which is only 1.2 degrees C less than the control sequence. In contrast, the thioether substituents led to lower T m values, ranging from as low as 45.1 degrees C for SPh up to 52.2 degrees C for SMe. Replacing the methyl of the SMe substituent with a CH2CH2NHC(O)CH3 tether led to no further reduction in melting temperature. The T m value of the CH2CH2NHC(O)CH3-containing oligonucleotide was less than the natural sequence by 1.6 degrees C/substituent. This is sufficiently small that it is anticipated that the C5 thioether linkage may be as useful as the acetylenic linkage for tethering reporter groups to oligonucleotides. More importantly, the thioether linkage provides a means to position functional groups to interact specifically with opposing complementary (target) sequences. PMID:9628909

  16. A comparative study of the thermal stability of oligodeoxyribonucleotides containing 5-substituted 2'-deoxyuridines.

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    Ahmadian, M; Zhang, P; Bergstrom, D E

    1998-07-01

    Two series of modified oligonucleotides based on the self-complementary dodecamer d(CGCTAATTAGCG) were synthesized. The first contained the -C identical withCCH2R linker at C5 of deoxyuridine at position 4 (T*) of d(CGCT*AATTAGCG) and the second contained the -SR linker. The goal of the study was to evaluate and compare these two types of side chains for suitability as tethers for linking reporter groups to oligonucleotides. Our primary concern was how these tethers would effect duplex stability. The modified nucleosides were synthesized by palladium-mediated coupling reactions between the substituted alkyne and 5'-(4, 4'-dimethoxytrityl)-5-iodo-2'-deoxyuridine and between a disulfide and 5-chloromercurio-2'-deoxyuridine. The C5 deoxyuridine side chains evaluated included C identical with CCH3, C identical with CCH2NHC(O)CH3, C identical with CCH2N(CH3)2, C identical with CCH2N-HC(O)C5H4N, C identical with CCH2NHC(O)C10H15, SCH3, SC6H5 and SCH2CH2NHC(O)CH3. The nucleosides containing these substituents were incorporated into oligo-deoxyribonucleotides by standard phosphoramidite methodology. Melting studies demonstrated that the sequence containing the C identical with CCH3side chain had the highest T m value (59.1 degrees C) in comparison with the control sequence (T m = 55.2 degrees C) and that any additional substituent on C3 of the propynyl group lowered the T m value relative to propynyl. Nevertheless, even the most destabilizing substituent, adamantylcarbamoyl, yielded an oligodeoxyribonucleotide that dissociated with a T m of 54 degrees C, which is only 1.2 degrees C less than the control sequence. In contrast, the thioether substituents led to lower T m values, ranging from as low as 45.1 degrees C for SPh up to 52.2 degrees C for SMe. Replacing the methyl of the SMe substituent with a CH2CH2NHC(O)CH3 tether led to no further reduction in melting temperature. The T m value of the CH2CH2NHC(O)CH3-containing oligonucleotide was less than the natural sequence by 1.6 degrees C/substituent. This is sufficiently small that it is anticipated that the C5 thioether linkage may be as useful as the acetylenic linkage for tethering reporter groups to oligonucleotides. More importantly, the thioether linkage provides a means to position functional groups to interact specifically with opposing complementary (target) sequences.

  17. Development of 5-Substituted N-Methylmorphinan-6-ones as Potent Opioid Analgesics with Improved Side-Effect Profile.

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    Schmidhammer, Helmut; Spetea, Mariana

    2012-01-01

    One of the most important functions of the opioid system is the control of pain. Among the three main opioid receptor classes (μ, δ, κ), the μ (MOR) is the main type targeted for pharmacotherapy of pain. Opioid analgesics such as morphine, oxycodone and fentanyl are agonists at the MOR and are the mainstay for the treatment of moderate-to-severe pain. However, adverse effects related to opioid use are severe and often lead to early discontinuation and inadequate analgesia. The development of more effective and safer medications for the management of pain still remains a major direction in pharmaceutical research. Chemical approaches towards the identification of novel MOR analgesics with reduced side effects include structural modifications of 14-alkoxy-N-methylmorphinan-6-ones in key positions that are important for binding, selectivity, potency, and efficacy at opioid receptors. This paper describes a representative strategy to improve the therapeutic usefulness of opioid analgesics from the morphinan class of drugs by targeting position 5. The focus is on chemical and biological studies and structure-activity relationships of this series of ligands. We report on 14-alkoxymorphinan-6-ones having a methyl and benzyl group at position 5 as strong opioid antinociceptive agents with reduced propensity to cause undesired effects compared to morphine although interacting selectively with MORs.

  18. 4,5-Substituted 3-Isoxazolols with Insecticidal Activity Act as Competitive Antagonists of Housefly GABA Receptors.

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    Liu, Genyan; Ozoe, Fumiyo; Furuta, Kenjiro; Ozoe, Yoshihisa

    2015-07-22

    The insect GABA receptor (GABAR), which is composed of five RDL subunits, represents an important target for insecticides. A series of 4,5-disubstituted 3-isoxazolols, including muscimol analogues, were synthesized and examined for their activities against four splice variants (ac, ad, bc, and bd) of housefly GABARs expressed in Xenopus oocytes. Muscimol was a more potent agonist than GABA in all four splice variants, whereas synthesized analogues did not exhibit agonism but rather antagonism in housefly GABARs. The introduction of bicyclic aromatic groups at the 4-position of muscimol and the simultaneous replacement of the aminomethyl group with a carbamoyl group at the 5-position to afford six 4-aryl-5-carbamoyl-3-isoxazolols resulted in compounds that exhibited significantly enhanced antagonism with IC50 values in the low micromolar range in the ac variant. The inhibition of GABA-induced currents by 100 μM analogues was approximately 1.5-4-fold greater in the ac and bc variants than in the ad and bd variants. 4-(3-Biphenylyl)-5-carbamoyl-3-isoxazolol displayed competitive antagonism, with IC50 values of 30, 34, 107, and 96 μM in the ac, bc, ad, and bd variants, respectively, and exhibited moderate insecticidal activity against houseflies, with an LD50 value of 5.6 nmol/fly. These findings suggest that these 3-isoxazolol analogues are novel lead compounds for the design and development of insecticides that target the orthosteric site of housefly GABARs.

  19. 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; Kappe, C Oliver

    2011-01-01

    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.

  20. 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

  1. Synthesis, opioid receptor binding, and functional activity of 5'-substituted 17-cyclopropylmethylpyrido[2',3':6,7]morphinans.

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    Ananthan, Subramaniam; Kezar, Hollis S; Saini, Surendra K; Khare, Naveen K; Davis, Peg; Dersch, Christina M; Porreca, Frank; Rothman, Richard B

    2003-02-10

    A series of naltrexone-derived pyridomorphinans possessing various substituents at the 5'-position on the pyridine ring were synthesized and evaluated for opioid receptor binding in rodent brain membranes and functional activity in smooth muscle preparations. While the introduction of aromatic 1-pyrrolyl group (6h) improved the delta affinity and delta antagonist potency of the parent compound (3), the introduction of guanidine group (6i) transformed it to a kappa selective ligand in opioid receptor binding and [35S]GTP-gamma-S functional assays.

  2. A convenient oxazole C-2 protecting group: the synthesis of 4- and 5-substituted oxazoles via metalation of 2-triisopropylsilyloxazoles.

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    Miller, Ross A; Smith, Randi M; Marcune, Benjamin

    2005-10-28

    [reaction: see text] Metalation of oxazoles at the 4 and 5 position was achieved after regioselective C-2 silyl protection. Removal of the protecting group was then accomplished under mild conditions allowing for a straightforward preparation of C-5 monosubstituted and C-4,5 disubstituted oxazoles. The first practical C-2 protecting group of oxazoles has been demonstrated.

  3. Catalyst-free intramolecular oxidative cyclization of N-allylbenzamides: a new route to 2,5-substituted oxazoles.

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    Zhou, Wei; Xie, Chen; Han, Jianlin; Pan, Yi

    2012-09-21

    A catalyst-free intramolecular oxidative cyclization reaction of N-allylbenzamides has been developed to prepare 2,5-disubstituted oxazoles with good yields. This reaction gives an efficient synthetic strategy to form an oxazole nucleus directly from easily accessible substrates under temperate conditions.

  4. Synthesis and biological evaluation of 5-substituted and 4,5-disubstituted-2-arylamino oxazole TRPV1 antagonists.

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    Perner, Richard J; Koenig, John R; Didomenico, Stanley; Gomtsyan, Arthur; Schmidt, Robert G; Lee, Chih-Hung; Hsu, Margaret C; McDonald, Heath A; Gauvin, Donna M; Joshi, Shailen; Turner, Teresa M; Reilly, Regina M; Kym, Philip R; Kort, Michael E

    2010-07-01

    The synthesis and structure-activity relationships of a series of 5-monosubstituted and 4,5-disubstituted 2-arylaminooxazoles as novel antagonists of the transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) receptor are described. The 7-hydroxy group of the tetrahydronaphthyl moiety on the 2-amino substituent of the oxazole ring was important for obtaining excellent in vitro potency at the human TRPV1 receptor, while a variety of alkyl and phenyl substituents at the 4- and 5-positions of the oxazole ring were well tolerated and yielded potent TRPV1 antagonists. Despite excellent in vitro potency, the 5-monosubstituted compounds suffered from poor pharmacokinetics. It was found that 4,5-disubstitution on the oxazole ring was critical to the improvement of the overall pharmacokinetic profile of these analogues, which led to the discovery of compound (R)-27, a novel TRPV1 antagonist with good oral activity in preclinical animal models of pain.

  5. Electron transport through 5-substituted pyrimidines in DNA: electron affinities of uracil and cytosine derivatives differently affect the apparent efficiencies.

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    Ito, Takeo; Kurihara, Ryohsuke; Utsumi, Nihiro; Hamaguchi, Yuta; Tanabe, Kazuhito; Nishimoto, Sei-ichi

    2013-11-11

    We investigated excess electron transport (EET) in DNA containing cytosine derivatives. By arranging the derivatives according to their electron affinities, the apparent EET efficiency was successfully regulated. Unexpectedly, however, providing gradients of electron affinity by inserting 5-fluorocytosine did not always enhance EET.

  6. NMR spectroscopy of the ligand binding core of ionotropic glutamate receptor 2 bound to 5-substituted willardiine partial agonists

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    Fenwick, Michael K.; Oswald, Robert E.

    2008-01-01

    Glutamate receptors mediate neuronal intercommunication in the central nervous system by coupling extracellular neurotransmitter-receptor interactions to ion channel conductivity. To gain insight into structural and dynamical factors that underlie this coupling, solution NMR experiments were performed on the bi-lobed ligand-binding core of glutamate receptor 2 in complexes with a set of willardiine partial agonists. These agonists are valuable for studying structure-function relationships because their 5-position substituent size is correlated with ligand efficacy and extent of receptor desensitization whereas the substituent electronegativity is correlated with ligand potency. NMR results show that the protein backbone amide chemical shift deviations correlate mainly with efficacy and extent of desensitization. Pronounced deviations occur at specific residues in the ligand-binding site and in the two helical segments that join the lobes by a disulfide bond. Experiments detecting conformational exchange show that micro- to millisecond timescale motions also occur near the disulfide bond and vary largely with efficacy and extent of desensitization. These results thus identify regions displaying structural and dynamical dissimilarity arising from differences in ligand-protein interactions and lobe closure which may play a critical role in receptor response. Furthermore, measures of line broadening and conformational exchange for a portion of the ligand-binding site correlate with ligand EC50 data. These results do not have any correlate in the currently available crystal structures and thus provide a novel view of ligand-binding events that may be associated with agonist potency differences. PMID:18387631

  7. Development of 5-Substituted N-Methylmorphinan-6-ones as Potent Opioid Analgesics with Improved Side-Effect Profile

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    Schmidhammer, Helmut; Spetea, Mariana

    2012-01-01

    One of the most important functions of the opioid system is the control of pain. Among the three main opioid receptor classes (μ, δ, κ), the μ (MOR) is the main type targeted for pharmacotherapy of pain. Opioid analgesics such as morphine, oxycodone and fentanyl are agonists at the MOR and are the mainstay for the treatment of moderate-to-severe pain. However, adverse effects related to opioid use are severe and often lead to early discontinuation and inadequate analgesia. The development of more effective and safer medications for the management of pain still remains a major direction in pharmaceutical research. Chemical approaches towards the identification of novel MOR analgesics with reduced side effects include structural modifications of 14-alkoxy-N-methylmorphinan-6-ones in key positions that are important for binding, selectivity, potency, and efficacy at opioid receptors. This paper describes a representative strategy to improve the therapeutic usefulness of opioid analgesics from the morphinan class of drugs by targeting position 5. The focus is on chemical and biological studies and structure-activity relationships of this series of ligands. We report on 14-alkoxymorphinan-6-ones having a methyl and benzyl group at position 5 as strong opioid antinociceptive agents with reduced propensity to cause undesired effects compared to morphine although interacting selectively with MORs. PMID:25954525

  8. 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

  9. Design, synthesis, evaluation and molecular modelling studies of some novel 5,6-diphenyl-1,2,4-triazin-3(2H)-ones bearing five-member heterocyclic moieties as potential COX-2 inhibitors: A hybrid pharmacophore approach.

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    Banerjee, Anupam G; Das, Nirupam; Shengule, Sushant A; Sharma, Piyoosh A; Srivastava, Radhey Shyam; Shrivastava, Sushant Kumar

    2016-12-01

    A series of novel hybrids comprising of 1,3,4-oxadiazole/thiadiazole and 1,2,4-triazole tethered to 5,6-diphenyl-1,2,4-triazin-3(2H)-one were designed, synthesised and evaluated as COX-2 inhibitors for the treatment of inflammation. The synthesised hybrids were characterised using FT-IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, elemental (C,H,N) analyses and assessed for their anti-inflammatory potential by in vitro albumin denaturation assay. Compounds exhibiting activity comparable to indomethacin and celecoxib were further evaluated for in vivo anti-inflammatory activity. Oral administration of promising compounds 3c-3e and 4c-4e did not evoke significant gastric, hepatic and renal toxicity in rats. These potential compounds exhibited reduced malondialdehyde (MDA) content on the gastric mucosa suggesting their protective effects by inhibition of lipid peroxidation. Based on the outcome of in vitro COX assay, compounds 3c-3e and 4c-4e (IC50 0.60-1.11μM) elicited an interesting profile as competitive selective COX-2 inhibitors. Further, selected compounds 3e and 4c were found devoid of cardiotoxicity post evaluation on myocardial infarcted rats. The in silico binding mode of the potential compounds into the COX-2 active site through docking and molecular dynamics exemplified their consensual interaction and subsequent COX-2 inhibition with significant implications for structure-based drug design.

  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. Ir-catalyzed preparation of SF5-substituted potassium aryl trifluoroborates via C-H borylation and their application in the Suzuki-Miyaura reaction.

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    Joliton, Adrien; Carreira, Erick M

    2013-10-18

    The preparation of new pentafluorosulfanyl-substituted potassium aryltrifluoroborates via Ir-catalyzed C-H borylation is reported. The utility of these novel building blocks was demonstrated in the Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction, giving access to 3,5-disubstituted pentafluorosulfanylbenzenes.

  12. Copper(II) complexes of N-(2-{[(2E)-2-(2-Hydroxy-(5-substituted)-benzylidene)-hydrazino]carbonyl}phenyl)benzamide ligands and heterocyclic coligands.

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    Chavan, S S; Sawant, V A; Jadhav, A N

    2014-01-03

    Some copper(II) complexes of the type [Cu(L1-3)(phen]·CH2Cl2 (1a-3a) and [Cu(L1-3) (bipy)]·CH2Cl2 (1b-3b) (where L1=N-(2-{[(2E)-2-(2-Hydroxy-benzylidene)-hydrazino]carbonyl}phenyl)benzamide, L2=N-(2-{[(2E)-2-(2-Hydroxy-(5-bromo)-benzylidene)-hydrazino]carbonyl}phenyl)benzamide, L3=N-(2-{[(2E)-2-(2-Hydroxy-(5-methoxy)-benzylidene)-hydrazino]carbonyl}phenyl)benzamide; phen=1,10-phenanthroline, bipy=2,2'-bipyridine) have been prepared and characterized on the basis of elemental analyses, IR, UV-Vis and EPR spectral studies. IR spectra indicate that the ligand L1-3 exists in the keto form in the solid state, while at the time of complexation, it tautomerises into enol form. The single crystal X-ray diffraction study of the representative complex [Cu(L1) (phen)]·CH2Cl2 (1a) reveals the distorted square pyramidal geometry around copper(II). Crystal data of (1a): space group=P21/n, a=11.5691(16) Å, b=11.0885(15) Å, c=24.890(4) Å, V=3166.2(8) Å(3), Z=4. The electrochemical behavior of all the complexes indicate that the phen complexes appears at more positive potential as compared to those for bipy complexes, as a consequence of its stronger π acidic character. All the complexes exhibit blue-green emission as a result of the fluorescence from the intra-ligand (π→π(*)) emission excited state.

  13. Alternating 2,6-/3,5-substituted pyridine-acetylene macrocycles: π-stacking self-assemblies enhanced by intermolecular dipole-dipole interaction.

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    Abe, Hajime; Ohtani, Kohei; Suzuki, Daiki; Chida, Yusuke; Shimada, Yuta; Matsumoto, Shinya; Inouye, Masahiko

    2014-02-07

    Macrocyclic compounds consisting of three 2,6-pyridylene and three 3,5-pyridylene units linked by acetylene bonds were synthesized by a Sonogashira reaction. The X-ray structures showed π-stacked pairs of two macrocycles, in which a 2,6-pyridylene unit of the one molecule overlaps a 3,5-pyridylene of the other molecule because of dipole-dipole interaction. Atomic force microscope (AFM) measurements revealed fibril structures indicating the stacking of the rigid planar macrocycles. Hydrogen-bonding ability of the macrocyclic inside was demonstrated by the addition of octyl β-D-glucopyranoside.

  14. 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.

    2016-01-01

    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. PMID:26712115

  15. Base-pairing energies of proton-bound homodimers determined by guided ion beam tandem mass spectrometry: application to cytosine and 5-substituted cytosines.

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    Yang, Bo; Wu, R R; Rodgers, M T

    2013-11-19

    Base-pairing interactions in proton-bound dimers of cytosine (C(+)·C) are the major forces responsible for stabilization of DNA i-motif conformations. Permethylation of cytosine in extended (CCG)·(CGG)n trinucleotide repeats has been shown to cause fragile-X syndrome, the most widespread inherited cause of mental retardation in humans. Oligonucleotides containing 5-bromo- or 5-fluorocytosine can bind to proteins that selectively bind methylated DNA, suggesting that halogenated cytosine damage products can potentially mimic methylation signals. However, the influence of methylation or halogenation on the base-pairing energies (BPEs) of proton-bound dimers of cytosine and their impact on the stability of DNA i-motif conformations is presently unknown. To address this, proton-bound homodimers of cytosine and 5-methyl-, 5-fluoro-, 5-bromo-, and 5-iodocytosine are investigated in detail both experimentally and theoretically. The BPEs of proton-bound homodimers of cytosine and the modified cytosines are measured by threshold collision-induced dissociation (TCID) techniques. 5-Methylation of cytosine is found to increase the BPE and would therefore tend to stabilize DNA i-motif conformations. In contrast, 5-halogenation lowers the BPE. However, the BPEs of the proton-bound 5-halocytosine homodimers examined here still significantly exceed that of Watson-Crick G·C base pairs, such that DNA i-motif conformations should be preserved in the presence of these modifications. Excellent agreement between TCID measured and B3LYP calculated BPEs is found, suggesting that B3LYP calculations can be used to provide reliable energetic predictions for related systems.

  16. 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

    2012-05-07

    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.

  17. Synthesis, Biological Evaluation, and Molecular Modeling of 3,5-Substituted-N1-phenyl-N4, N4-di-n-butylsulfanilamides as Antikinetoplastid Antimicrotubule Agents

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    George, Tesmol G.; Endeshaw, Molla M.; Morgan, Rachel E.; Mahasenan, Kiran V.; Delfín, Dawn A.; Mukherjee, Mitali S.; Yakovich, Adam J.; Fotie, Jean; Li, Chenglong; Werbovetz, Karl A.

    2007-01-01

    Dinitroanilines are of interest as antiprotozoal lead compounds because of their selective activity against the tubulin of these organisms, but concern has been raised due the potentially mutagenic nitro groups. Analogues of N1-phenyl-3,5-dinitro-N4,N4-di-n-butylsulfanilamide (GB-II-150, compound 2b), a selective antimitotic agent against African trypanosomes and Leishmania, have been prepared where the nitro groups are replaced with amino, chloro, cyano, carboxylate, methyl ester, amide, and methyl ketone moieties. Dicyano compound 5 displays IC50 values that are comparable to 2b against purified leishmanial tubulin assembly (6.6 vs. 7.4 μM), Trypanosoma brucei brucei growth in vitro (0.26 vs. 0.18 μM), L. donovani axenic amastigote growth in vitro (4.4 vs. 2.3 μM), and in vitro toxicity against Vero cells (16 vs. 9.7 μM). Computational studies provide a rationale for the antiparasitic order of activity of these analogues and further insight into the role of the substituents at the 3 and 5 positions of the sulfanilamide ring. PMID:17618122

  18. Arylazoindazole Photoswitches: Facile Synthesis and Functionalization via SNAr Substitution

    PubMed Central

    2017-01-01

    A straightforward synthetic route to arylazoindazoles via nucleophilic aromatic substitution is presented. Upon deprotonation of the NH group, a C6F5-substituted formazan undergoes facile cyclization as a result of intermolecular nucleophilic substitution (SNAr). This new class of azo photoswitches containing an indazole five-membered heterocycle shows photochemical isomerization with high fatigue resistance. In addition, the Z-isomers have long thermal half-lives in the dark of up to several days at room temperature. The fluorinated indazole group offers a handle for further functionalization and tuning of its properties, as it is shown to be susceptible to a subsequent, highly selective nucleophilic displacement reaction. PMID:28218846

  19. 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.

  20. Novel pyridyl ring C5 substituted analogues of epibatidine and 3-(1-methyl-2(S)-pyrrolidinylmethoxy)pyridine (A-84543) as highly selective agents for neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors containing beta2 subunits.

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    Wei, Zhi-Liang; Xiao, Yingxian; Yuan, Hongbin; Baydyuk, Maryna; Petukhov, Pavel A; Musachio, John L; Kellar, Kenneth J; Kozikowski, Alan P

    2005-03-24

    Introduction of a hydrophobic or hydrogen-bonding alkynyl group into the C5 position of the pyridyl ring of epibatidine and A-84543 significantly increased the selectivity for neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) containing beta2 subunits over nAChRs containing beta4 subunits (K(i) ratio up to 92000-fold). Our data indicate that the extracellular domains of the nAChRs are sufficiently different to allow for the design of novel ligands with high affinity and selectivity for the nAChR subtypes.

  1. Influence of C-5 substituted cytosine and related nucleoside analogs on the formation of benzo[a]pyrene diol epoxide-dG adducts at CG base pairs of DNA.

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    Guza, Rebecca; Kotandeniya, Delshanee; Murphy, Kristopher; Dissanayake, Thakshila; Lin, Chen; Giambasu, George Madalin; Lad, Rahul R; Wojciechowski, Filip; Amin, Shantu; Sturla, Shana J; Hudson, Robert H E; York, Darrin M; Jankowiak, Ryszard; Jones, Roger; Tretyakova, Natalia Y

    2011-05-01

    Endogenous 5-methylcytosine ((Me)C) residues are found at all CG dinucleotides of the p53 tumor suppressor gene, including the mutational 'hotspots' for smoking induced lung cancer. (Me)C enhances the reactivity of its base paired guanine towards carcinogenic diolepoxide metabolites of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) present in cigarette smoke. In the present study, the structural basis for these effects was investigated using a series of unnatural nucleoside analogs and a representative PAH diolepoxide, benzo[a]pyrene diolepoxide (BPDE). Synthetic DNA duplexes derived from a frequently mutated region of the p53 gene (5'-CCCGGCACCC GC[(15)N(3),(13)C(1)-G]TCCGCG-3', + strand) were prepared containing [(15)N(3), (13)C(1)]-guanine opposite unsubstituted cytosine, (Me)C, abasic site, or unnatural nucleobase analogs. Following BPDE treatment and hydrolysis of the modified DNA to 2'-deoxynucleosides, N(2)-BPDE-dG adducts formed at the [(15)N(3), (13)C(1)]-labeled guanine and elsewhere in the sequence were quantified by mass spectrometry. We found that C-5 alkylcytosines and related structural analogs specifically enhance the reactivity of the base paired guanine towards BPDE and modify the diastereomeric composition of N(2)-BPDE-dG adducts. Fluorescence and molecular docking studies revealed that 5-alkylcytosines and unnatural nucleobase analogs with extended aromatic systems facilitate the formation of intercalative BPDE-DNA complexes, placing BPDE in a favorable orientation for nucleophilic attack by the N(2) position of guanine.

  2. Synthesis, characterization, evaluation and molecular dynamics studies of 5, 6-diphenyl-1,2,4-triazin-3(2H)-one derivatives bearing 5-substituted 1,3,4-oxadiazole as potential anti-inflammatory and analgesic agents.

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    Banerjee, Anupam G; Das, Nirupam; Shengule, Sushant A; Srivastava, Radhey Shyam; Shrivastava, Sushant Kumar

    2015-08-28

    A series of triazin-3(2H)-one derivatives bearing 1,3,4-oxadiazole (4a-4o) were synthesized, characterized and evaluated for anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities. Preliminary in vitro anti-inflammatory activity was assessed using an albumin denaturation assay. The promising compounds were further evaluated in acute, sub-chronic and chronic animal models of inflammation. Derivatives 4d, 4e, 4g, 4j and 4l exhibited significant anti-inflammatory activity with reduced ulcerogenic, hepatotoxic and renotoxic liabilities compared to standard indomethacin. These potential derivatives were also evaluated for in vivo analgesic activity using a writhing model and the formalin-induced paw licking response in mice. Compounds 4d, 4e and 4g exhibited comparable analgesic activity, whereas 4j and 4l yielded moderate effects. The specificity of compounds 4d, 4e, 4g, 4j, and 4l to inhibit (cyclooxygenase-1) COX-1 and (cyclooxygenase-2) COX-2 isozymes and their kinetics were also determined via an in vitro COX inhibition assay. In silico docking studies were performed using a molecular dynamics simulation of the most active compound 4d (COX-2 IC50: 3.07 μM) at the COX-2 active site. The outcome of this exercise helped to verify the consensual interaction of these compounds with the enzyme.

  3. Stereocontrolled Cyanohydrin Ether Synthesis through Chiral Brønsted Acid-Mediated Vinyl Ether Hydrocyanation

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    Lu, Chunliang; Su, Xiaoge; Floreancig, Paul E.

    2013-01-01

    Vinyl ethers can be protonated to generate oxocarbenium ions that react with Me3SiCN to form cyanohydrin alkyl ethers. Reactions that form racemic products proceed efficiently upon converting the vinyl ether to an α-chloro ether prior to cyanide addition in a pathway that proceeds through Brønsted acid-mediated chloride ionization. Enantiomerically enriched products can be accessed by directly protonating the vinyl ether with a chiral Brønsted acid to form a chiral ion pair. Me3SiCN acts as the nucleophile and PhOH serves as a stoichiometric proton source in a rare example of an asymmetric bimolecular nucleophilic addition reaction into an oxocarbenium ion. Computational studies provide a model for the interaction between the catalyst and the oxocarbenium ion. PMID:23968162

  4. Synthesis of Bridged Inside-Outside Bicyclic Ethers through Oxidative Transannular Cyclization Reactions

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    Han, Xun

    2012-01-01

    The classical geometry of the 6-endo transition state for nucleophilic additions into oxocarbenium ions can be perturbed by incorporating the reactive groups into medium sized rings, leading to the formation of 2,6-trans-dialkyl tetrahydropyrans. The bicyclic products exhibit inside-outside stereoisomerism, as seen in numerous macrolide natural products. PMID:22783950

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. Aromatic Cations from Oxidative Carbon–Hydrogen Bond Cleavage in Bimolecular Carbon–Carbon Bond Forming Reactions

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    Clausen, Dane J.

    2012-01-01

    Chromenes and isochromenes react quickly with 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-1,4-benzoquinone (DDQ) to form persistent aromatic oxocarbenium ions through oxidative carbon–hydrogen cleavage. This process is tolerant of electron-donating and electron-withdrawing groups on the benzene ring and additional substitution on the pyran ring. A variety of nucleophiles can be added to these cations to generate a diverse set of structures. PMID:22780559

  10. Total synthesis of neopeltolide and analogs

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    Cui, Yubo; Tu, Wangyang; Floreancig, Paul E.

    2010-01-01

    Neopeltolide, a potent cytotoxin from a Carribean sponge, was synthesized through a brief sequence that highlights the use of ethers as oxocarbenium ion precursors. Other key steps include an acid-mediated etherification and sequence that features a Sonogashira reaction, an intramolecular alkyne hydrosilylation reaction, and a Tamao oxidation. The alkene that is required for the oxidative cyclization can be hydrogenated to provide access to the natural product or an epimer, or can be epoxidized or dihydroxylated to form polar analogs. PMID:20697460

  11. Aspects of glycosidic bond formation in aqueous solution: chemical bonding and the role of water.

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    Stubbs, John M; Marx, Dominik

    2005-04-22

    A model of the specific acid-catalyzed glycosidic bond formation in liquid water at ambient conditions is studied based on constrained Car-Parrinello ab initio molecular dynamics. Specifically the reaction of alpha-D-glucopyranose and methanol is found to proceed by a D(N)A(N) mechanism. The D(N) step consists of a concerted protonation of the O(1) hydroxyl leaving group; this process results in the breaking of the C(1)-O(1) bond, and oxocarbenium ion formation involving C(1)=O(5). The second step, A(N), is the formation of the C(1)-O(m) glycosidic bond, deprotonation of the methanol hydroxyl group O(m)H(m), and re-formation of the C(1)-O(5) single bond. A focus of this study is the analysis of the electronic structure during this condensed phase reaction relying on both Boys/Wannier localized orbitals and the electron localization function ELF. This analysis allows the clear elucidation of the chemical bonding features of the intermediate bracketed by the D(N) and A(N) steps, which is a non-solvent equilibrated oxocarbenium cation. Most interestingly, it is found that the oxygen in the pyranose ring becomes "desolvated" upon double bond/oxocarbenium formation, whereas it is engaged in the hydrogen-bonded water network before and after this period. This demonstrates that hydrogen bonding and thus the aqueous solvent play an active role in this reaction implying that microsolvation studies in the gas phase, both theoretical and experimental, might lead to qualitatively different reaction mechanisms compared to solution.

  12. Racemization in Prins Cyclization Reactions

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    Jasti, Ramesh

    2008-01-01

    Isotopic labeling experiments were performed in order to elucidate a new mechanism for racemization in Prins cyclization reactions. The loss in optical activity for these reactions was shown to occur by 2-oxonia-Cope rearrangements by way of a (Z)-oxocarbenium ion intermediate. Reaction conditions such as solvent, temperature, and the nucleophile employed played a critical role in whether an erosion in enantiomeric excess was observed. Additionally, certain structural features of Prins cyclization precursors were also shown to be important for preserving optical purity in these reactions. PMID:17031979

  13. 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

  14. The Design, Synthesis and Screening of Potential Pyridinium Oxime Prodrugs

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1985-09-30

    Values for 3- or 5-Substituted Pyridinium Oximes and 2-PAM in DMP-Challenged Mice. 29 Table 3. pKa and Partition Coefficients for 3- and 5-Substituted 2...evaluation of therapeutic potential and reactivator structural refinement. The measurement of physical properties such an pKa, partition coefficient and...or 5-substituted 2-PAM’s with some physico-chemical parameter, we have determined the partition coefficients (,jctanol/water) and the pKa values for

  15. Photo-alteration of hydantoins against UV light and its relevance to prebiotic chemistry

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    Sarker, Palash K.; Takahashi, Jun-ichi; Obayashi, Yumiko; Kaneko, Takeo; Kobayashi, Kensei

    2013-06-01

    Aqueous solutions of 5-substituted hydantoins were irradiated with ultraviolet (UV) light, to investigate their structural stability against UV radiation as well as the possible photolysis products. The photolysis products were identified and the degree of photolysis was measured using reversed-phase and ion-exchange high-performance liquid chromatography. Hydantoin (2,4-imidazolidinedione) was dominantly detected as a photolysis product of 5-substituted hydantoins. With hydrolysis of UV-irradiated 5-substituted hydantoins, glycine and alanine were dominantly detected. These experimental results are important for the prebiotic photochemistry of 5-substituted hydantoins in the formation of hydantoin since they have been detected in Solar System materials.

  16. Quantum Mechanics/Molecular Mechanics Study of the Sialyltransferase Reaction Mechanism.

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    Hamada, Yojiro; Kanematsu, Yusuke; Tachikawa, Masanori

    2016-10-11

    The sialyltransferase is an enzyme that transfers the sialic acid moiety from cytidine 5'-monophospho-N-acetyl-neuraminic acid (CMP-NeuAc) to the terminal position of glycans. To elucidate the catalytic mechanism of sialyltransferase, we explored the potential energy surface along the sialic acid transfer reaction coordinates by the hybrid quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics method on the basis of the crystal structure of sialyltransferase CstII. Our calculation demonstrated that CstII employed an SN1-like reaction mechanism via the formation of a short-lived oxocarbenium ion intermediate. The computational barrier height was 19.5 kcal/mol, which reasonably corresponded with the experimental reaction rate. We also found that two tyrosine residues (Tyr156 and Tyr162) played a vital role in stabilizing the intermediate and the transition states by quantum mechanical interaction with CMP.

  17. An Experimental and Computational Approach to Defining Structure/Reactivity Relationships for Intramolecular Addition Reactions to Bicyclic Epoxonium Ions

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    Wan, Shuangyi; Gunaydin, Hakan; Houk, K. N.; Floreancig, Paul E.

    2008-01-01

    In this manuscript we report that oxidative cleavage reactions can be used to form oxocarbenium ions that react with pendent epoxides to form bicyclic epoxonium ions as an entry to the formation of cyclic oligoether compounds. Bicyclic epoxonium ion structure was shown to have a dramatic impact on the ratio of exo- to endo-cyclization reactions, with bicyclo[4.1.0] intermediates showing a strong preference for endo-closures and bicyclo[3.1.0] intermediates showing a preference for exo-closures. Computational studies on the structures and energetics of the transition states using the B3LYP/6-31G(d) method provide substantial insight into the origins of this selectivity. PMID:17547399

  18. Crystal structure of 3-meth-oxy-carbonyl-2-(4-meth-oxy-phen-yl)-8-oxo-1-aza-spiro[4.5]deca-1,6,9-trien-1-ium-1-olate.

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    Martins, Lucimara Julio; Simoni, Deborah de Alencar; Aparicio, Ricardo; Coelho, Fernando

    2014-11-01

    The title compound, C18H17NO5, was prepared by a synthetic strategy based on the Heck reaction from Morita-Baylis-Hillman adducts. The five-membered ring adopts a slightly twisted conformation on the Ca-Cm (a = aromatic and m = methyl-ene) bond. The dihedral angle between the five-membered ring and the spiro aromatic ring is 89.35 (7)°; that between the five-membered ring and the 4-meth-oxy-benzene ring is 4.65 (7)°. Two short intra-molecular C-H⋯O contacts occur. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked by C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds to generate a three-dimensional network.

  19. The growth of phenanthrene from naphthalene by C2H2 additions

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    Bauschlicher, Charles W., Jr.

    2015-07-01

    Two paths are investigated for the growth of phenanthrene from naphthalene by the addition of C2H2 groups. The first series of steps leads to acenaphthylene (ACN), which is consistent with the path found previously. The addition of C2H2 to ACN can yield a product with two adjacent five-membered rings. Opening one five-membered ring produces a five-membered ring with CH2 side group. This can be converted to a six-membered ring in a manner analogous to the hydrogen atom catalysed fulvene to benzene conversion. A second path, with a somewhat higher barrier, can also lead to the phenanthrene product. The transition state for the second path is essentially isoenergetic with the stating material of ACN + C2H2 + H.

  20. [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.

  1. ANAEROBIC BIODEGRADATION OF NITROGEN-SUBSTITUTED AND SULFONATED BENZENE AQUIFER CONTAMINANTS (JOURNAL)

    EPA Science Inventory

    A literature survey of ground water contaminants indicated that aquifers are repositories for hazardous wastes, including N- and 5-substituted benzene derivatives. We therefore examined the susceptibility of several anilines, benzamides, benenesulfonic acids and benenesulfonamide...

  2. 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...

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

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    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…

  4. 17 CFR 200.10 - The Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false The Commission. 200.10 Section... The Commission. The Commission is composed of five members, not more than three of whom may be members of the same political party. The members are appointed by the President, with the advice and...

  5. 4 CFR 27.1 - The Board.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 4 Accounts 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false The Board. 27.1 Section 27.1 Accounts GOVERNMENT... § 27.1 The Board. The Government Accountability Office Personnel Appeals Board, hereinafter the Board, is composed of five members appointed by the Comptroller General, in accordance with the...

  6. 10 CFR 1.11 - The Commission.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 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...

  7. 14 CFR 1230.107 - IRB membership.

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    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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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....

  10. Convenient Synthesis of a Lactone, gamma-Butyrolactone

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bozak, Richard E.; Knittel, J.; Hicks, Ronald J.

    1998-01-01

    A five-membered cyclic ester, gamma-Butyrolactone, was prepared from GHB using a microscale reflux method. Cyclization yielded a product with a boiling point significantly greater (by 129 °C) than that of the open-chain analogue.

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Current Updates on Oxazolidinone and Its Significance

    PubMed Central

    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

  14. Exploring the Drivers of Teacher Professionalism in Ghana

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  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. Desegregation in Birmingham, Alabama: A Case Study.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bynum, Effie; And Others

    In May 1974, a five member study team from Teachers College, Columbia University spent four and one-half days in Birmingham, Alabama, for the purpose of (1) collecting information that describes the desegregation process as it evolved, (2) interviewing principals, administrators, teachers, students and community leaders relative to their…

  17. 4-Benzyl-6-bromo-2-phenyl-4H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine

    PubMed Central

    Ouzidan, Y.; Obbade, S.; Capet, F.; Essassi, El Mokhtar; Ng, Seik Weng

    2010-01-01

    The imidazopyridine fused ring in the title compound, C19H14BrN3, is almost coplanar with the phenyl ring at the 2-position of the five-membered ring [dihedral angle = 2.4 (1). The crystal structure features short Br⋯Br contacts [3.562 (1) Å]. PMID:21580750

  18. 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...

  19. The Effect of Feedback on Group Cohesiveness.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mears, Peter M.

    The effect of feedback on group cohesiveness (measured in terms of group and task attractiveness) for a person who is performing a simple, highly repetitive task was studied. One hundred business administration students, randomly assigned to five member groups, completed a series of trials having the goal of determining the number commonly held by…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  3. 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…

  4. 32 CFR 724.103 - NDRB panel.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false NDRB panel. 724.103 Section 724.103 National... Definitions § 724.103 NDRB panel. An element of the NDRB, consisting of five members, authorized to review discharges. In plenary review session, an NDRB panel acts with the authority delegated by the Secretary...

  5. Needs of Older Employees and Retirees: Task Force Results of the Corporate Volunteerism Council of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jecklin, Mary Jean; Fetter, Elizabeth A.

    The Twin Cities-based Corporate Volunteerism Council (CVC) sponsored the development and administration of a survey and focus groups in May through August, 1985, to determine the needs of older people before and after retirement. Twenty-five members of the CVC answered the survey. They replied that most companies offer preretirement planning and…

  6. 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....

  7. 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...

  8. 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....

  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, 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....

  11. Synthesis and electronic properties of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons doped with phosphorus and sulfur.

    PubMed

    Delaunay, W; Szűcs, R; Pascal, S; Mocanu, A; Bouit, P-A; Nyulászi, L; Hissler, M

    2016-02-07

    In this work, we report on the synthesis of polyaromatic hydrocarbons containing phosphole and thiophene rings at the edge. The ring-closure reactions have been investigated by theoretical calculations. The optical and electrochemical properties and density functional theory calculations showed that the properties depend on the relative position of these five membered rings in the PAH structure.

  12. 32 CFR 865.107 - DRB composition and meeting location.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... Section 865.107 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE ORGANIZATION AND MISSION-GENERAL PERSONNEL REVIEW BOARDS Air Force Discharge Review Board § 865.107 DRB composition and meeting location. (a) The DRB consists of five members, with the senior line officer acting...

  13. 32 CFR 865.107 - DRB composition and meeting location.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... Section 865.107 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE ORGANIZATION AND MISSION-GENERAL PERSONNEL REVIEW BOARDS Air Force Discharge Review Board § 865.107 DRB composition and meeting location. (a) The DRB consists of five members, with the senior line officer acting...

  14. 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...

  15. 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…

  16. Trichodermin (4β-acet­oxy-12,13-epoxy­trichothec-9-ene)

    PubMed Central

    Chen, Shao-Yuan; Zhang, Chu-Long; Chen, Yu-Zhe; Lin, Fu-Cheng

    2008-01-01

    In the title natural product, C17H24O4, which is a very potent inhibitor of protein synthesis in mammalian cells, the five-membered ring displays an envelope conformation, whereas the two six-membered rings show different conformations, viz. chair and half-chair. PMID:21202093

  17. 7 CFR 1726.14 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... appropriate engineering study and RUS approval, for purposes of system financing, of the completion of all... construction project containing materials, labor, or both, for purposes of bidding and payment. Contracting committee means the committee consisting of three to five members representing the borrower's management...

  18. 10 CFR 1.11 - The Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... for licensing and regulating nuclear facilities and materials and for conducting research in support... confirmatory research. The Commission is composed of five members, appointed by the President and confirmed by... authorized or established specifically by the Act. The Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards and...

  19. The Comprehensive Examination: Study Groups and Their Effectiveness--A Message to Counselor Education Faculty and Graduate Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bartle, Lisa; Brodwin, Martin G.

    2006-01-01

    Counselor Education professors can assist students with comprehensive examination preparation. The first author, a graduate student in counseling, developed these ideas while studying for the comprehensive examination for the Master of Science degree program in counseling. All five members of her study group passed the examination the first time.

  20. Recruiting and Developing HRDQ Reviewers: Why You Should Do It and What You Should Look For. Innovative Session.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Squillaci, Christine M.; Russ-Eft, Darlene F.; Hatcher, Timothy G.; Rocco, Tonette S.; Yang, Baiyin

    The recruitment and development of reviewers for the Academy of Human Resource Development's (AHRD) research journal, "Human Resources Development Quarterly" (HRDQ), was examined at an innovative session of the 2002 AHRD conference. The session was conducted by five members of HRDQ's editorial board. The session objectives were as…

  1. 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…

  2. [3+2] Photooxygenation of aryl cylopropanes via visible light photocatalysis

    PubMed Central

    Lu, Zhan; Parrish, Jonathan D.; Yoon, Tehshik P.

    2014-01-01

    We report that Ru(bpz)32+ is an excellent sensitizer for the photooxygenation of aryl cyclopropanes upon irradiation with visible light. The effectiveness of this photocatalyst enables the synthesis of a range of five-membered endoperoxides in excellent yield with quite low (0.5 mol%) catalyst loadings even when standard household light sources are utilized. PMID:25170179

  3. Biotransformation of glabratephrin, a rare type of isoprenylated flavonoids, by Aspergillus niger.

    PubMed

    Mohamed, Abou-El-Hamd H; Khalafallah, Ali K; Yousof, Afifi H

    2008-01-01

    Microbial transformation of glabratephrin, the major isolated compound from Tephrosia purpurea, afforded pseudosemiglabrin. The formation of the transformed compound seems to be performed via ring opening-closure of a five-membered ring causing transformation from a spiro into a fused system. The structure of the transformed compound was determined by comprehensive NMR studies, including DEPT, COSY, HMQC, NOE and MS.

  4. A Day in the Life of the Gonzalez Family.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Van Duzer, Carol; Burt, Miriam

    This multimedia, integrated educational package offers high beginning through intermediate adult English language learners (ELLs) an opportunity to develop communication skills and acquire cultural content knowledge relevant to their daily lives. The videotape and accompanying textbook and teacher's guide focus on the five members of an immigrant…

  5. 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…

  6. 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...

  7. 49 CFR 11.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 1 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false IRB membership. 11.107 Section 11.107 Transportation Office of the Secretary of Transportation PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 11.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete and...

  8. 7 CFR 1c.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false IRB membership. 1c.107 Section 1c.107 Agriculture Office of the Secretary of Agriculture PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 1c.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete and adequate review...

  9. 7 CFR 1215.21 - Establishment and membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 10 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Establishment and membership. 1215.21 Section 1215.21 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (MARKETING... Establishment and membership. (a) There is hereby established a Popcorn Board of five members. The number...

  10. 7 CFR 1c.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false IRB membership. 1c.107 Section 1c.107 Agriculture Office of the Secretary of Agriculture PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 1c.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete and adequate review...

  11. 45 CFR 690.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false IRB membership. 690.107 Section 690.107 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 690.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying...

  12. 22 CFR 225.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false IRB membership. 225.107 Section 225.107 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 225.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete and...

  13. 34 CFR 97.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 34 Education 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false IRB membership. 97.107 Section 97.107 Education Office of the Secretary, Department of Education PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS Federal Policy for the... membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete...

  14. 16 CFR 1028.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false IRB membership. 1028.107 Section 1028.107 Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION GENERAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 1028.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete...

  15. 15 CFR 27.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false IRB membership. 27.107 Section 27.107 Commerce and Foreign Trade Office of the Secretary of Commerce PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 27.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete...

  16. 22 CFR 225.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false IRB membership. 225.107 Section 225.107 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 225.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete and...

  17. 49 CFR 11.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false IRB membership. 11.107 Section 11.107 Transportation Office of the Secretary of Transportation PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 11.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete and...

  18. 7 CFR 1215.21 - Establishment and membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 10 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Establishment and membership. 1215.21 Section 1215.21 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (MARKETING... Establishment and membership. (a) There is hereby established a Popcorn Board of five members. The number...

  19. 28 CFR 46.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false IRB membership. 46.107 Section 46.107 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 46.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete...

  20. 32 CFR 219.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 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,...

  1. 28 CFR 46.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false IRB membership. 46.107 Section 46.107 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 46.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete...

  2. 45 CFR 690.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false IRB membership. 690.107 Section 690.107 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 690.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying...

  3. 10 CFR 745.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false IRB membership. 745.107 Section 745.107 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 745.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete and adequate review of research...

  4. 34 CFR 97.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 34 Education 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false IRB membership. 97.107 Section 97.107 Education Office of the Secretary, Department of Education PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS Federal Policy for the... membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete...

  5. 16 CFR 1028.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false IRB membership. 1028.107 Section 1028.107 Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION GENERAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 1028.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete...

  6. 34 CFR 97.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false IRB membership. 97.107 Section 97.107 Education Office of the Secretary, Department of Education PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS Federal Policy for the... membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete...

  7. 22 CFR 225.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false IRB membership. 225.107 Section 225.107 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 225.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete and...

  8. 15 CFR 27.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false IRB membership. 27.107 Section 27.107 Commerce and Foreign Trade Office of the Secretary of Commerce PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 27.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete...

  9. 7 CFR 1215.21 - Establishment and membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 10 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Establishment and membership. 1215.21 Section 1215.21 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (MARKETING... Establishment and membership. (a) There is hereby established a Popcorn Board of five members. The number...

  10. 7 CFR 1c.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false IRB membership. 1c.107 Section 1c.107 Agriculture Office of the Secretary of Agriculture PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 1c.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete and adequate review...

  11. 32 CFR 219.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 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,...

  12. 32 CFR 219.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 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,...

  13. 34 CFR 97.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 34 Education 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false IRB membership. 97.107 Section 97.107 Education Office of the Secretary, Department of Education PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS Federal Policy for the... membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete...

  14. 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...

  15. 38 CFR 16.107 - IRB membership.

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    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false IRB membership. 16.107 Section 16.107 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 16.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying...

  16. 15 CFR 27.107 - IRB membership.

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    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false IRB membership. 27.107 Section 27.107 Commerce and Foreign Trade Office of the Secretary of Commerce PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 27.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete...

  17. 15 CFR 27.107 - IRB membership.

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    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false IRB membership. 27.107 Section 27.107 Commerce and Foreign Trade Office of the Secretary of Commerce PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 27.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete...

  18. 49 CFR 11.107 - IRB membership.

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    ... 49 Transportation 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false IRB membership. 11.107 Section 11.107 Transportation Office of the Secretary of Transportation PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 11.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete and...

  19. 28 CFR 46.107 - IRB membership.

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    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false IRB membership. 46.107 Section 46.107 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 46.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete...

  20. 40 CFR 26.1107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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    ... 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...

  1. 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,...

  2. 7 CFR 1215.21 - Establishment and membership.

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    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 10 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Establishment and membership. 1215.21 Section 1215.21 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (MARKETING... Establishment and membership. (a) There is hereby established a Popcorn Board of five members. The number...

  3. 45 CFR 690.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false IRB membership. 690.107 Section 690.107 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 690.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying...

  4. 16 CFR 1028.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false IRB membership. 1028.107 Section 1028.107 Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION GENERAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 1028.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete...

  5. 49 CFR 11.107 - IRB membership.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false IRB membership. 11.107 Section 11.107 Transportation Office of the Secretary of Transportation PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS § 11.107 IRB membership. (a) Each IRB shall have at least five members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete and...

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

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    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…

  7. 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.

  8. A Delicate Balance: Scientific Communication vs. National Security.

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    Wallerstein, Mitchel B., Ed.; Gould, Stephen B., Ed.

    1987-01-01

    Provides the statements of the representatives of five member countries of the Coordinating Committee on Multilateral Export Control (CoCom) regarding the dissemination of government-sponsored research. Includes textual statements from representatives of the United Kingdom, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Japan, and the United States. (TW)

  9. 17 CFR 200.10 - The Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false The Commission. 200.10 Section... The Commission. The Commission is composed of five members, not more than three of whom may be members of the same political party. The members are appointed by the President, with the advice and...

  10. 4 CFR 27.1 - The Board.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 4 Accounts 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false The Board. 27.1 Section 27.1 Accounts GOVERNMENT... § 27.1 The Board. The Government Accountability Office Personnel Appeals Board, hereinafter the Board, is composed of five members appointed by the Comptroller General, in accordance with the...

  11. 4 CFR 27.1 - The Board.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 4 Accounts 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false The Board. 27.1 Section 27.1 Accounts GOVERNMENT... § 27.1 The Board. The Government Accountability Office Personnel Appeals Board, hereinafter the Board, is composed of five members appointed by the Comptroller General, in accordance with the...

  12. 17 CFR 200.10 - The Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false The Commission. 200.10 Section... The Commission. The Commission is composed of five members, not more than three of whom may be members of the same political party. The members are appointed by the President, with the advice and...

  13. 17 CFR 200.10 - The Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false The Commission. 200.10 Section... The Commission. The Commission is composed of five members, not more than three of whom may be members of the same political party. The members are appointed by the President, with the advice and...

  14. 4 CFR 27.1 - The Board.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 4 Accounts 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false The Board. 27.1 Section 27.1 Accounts GOVERNMENT... § 27.1 The Board. The Government Accountability Office Personnel Appeals Board, hereinafter the Board, is composed of five members appointed by the Comptroller General, in accordance with the...

  15. 4 CFR 27.1 - The Board.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 4 Accounts 1 2014-01-01 2013-01-01 true The Board. 27.1 Section 27.1 Accounts GOVERNMENT... § 27.1 The Board. The Government Accountability Office Personnel Appeals Board, hereinafter the Board, is composed of five members appointed by the Comptroller General, in accordance with the...

  16. 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 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...

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

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    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…

  18. JPRS Report, Near East and South Asia.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1991-07-10

    detainees. The youngest is 22 and the eldest is 27. to lead them wisely," said one of the five members, who had short, curly hair and the stubble of a beard...In order to ensure the people enjoy quality standable given the ministerial ambitions of many of the goods, the government has to prevent adulteration

  19. 75 FR 79061 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board; Notice of Filing of...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-17

    .... The Board had been divided previously into three classes of five members per class. Each year, one... advisors. Each constituency identified in the Dodd-Frank Act would be guaranteed a minimum of one seat on... overweighting of any one over the others. These ranges of membership are as follows: Six public...

  20. Orono High School's Phase-Elective English Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Larsen, David

    After completing a freshman course that provides instruction in basic skills and acquaints them with five members of the English staff, students at Orono High School, Maine, can select according to their interests from among 37 courses in diverse areas: folklore, film study, mythology, modern grammar, English literature, expository writing, and…

  1. The Effects of Assigned Role Versus Non-Assigned Role on Group Consensus.

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    Gray, Philip A.

    1972-01-01

    Students in speech classes at Northern Illinois University participated in tests to determine what assumption of roles in discussion groups impairs participation and prohibits consensus. Students were randomly assigned to one of twelve discussion groups of five members each. The topic and materials for discussion were excerpted from the local…

  2. Revisit of the phenol O-glycosylation with glycosyl imidates, BF₃·OEt₂ is a better catalyst than TMSOTf.

    PubMed

    Li, Yali; Mo, Huaping; Lian, Gaoyan; Yu, Biao

    2012-12-01

    With BF(3)·OEt(2) as the catalyst, the glycosylation of phenols with glycosyl trichloroacetimidates (or N-phenyl trifluoroacetimidates) bearing 2-O-participating groups leads to the desired 1,2-trans-O-glycosides in generally excellent yields without formation of the 1,2-cis-anomers. However, with TMSOTf as the catalyst, the outcomes of the corresponding phenol O-glycosylation are highly dependent on the nucleophilicity of the phenols; less nucleophilic is the phenol, higher amounts of the 1,2-cis-O-glycoside together with more side-products are generated. 1,2-Orthoesters have been found to be the major products at a low temperature (<-70 °C) in all these phenol O-glycosylation reactions, which are transformed into the final products at a higher temperature. BF(3)·OEt(2) is an effective catalyst to promote the conversion of 1,2-orthoesters into the corresponding 1,2-trans-O-glycosides. However, the 1,2-orthoesters could be converted into the dioxolenium triflate and glycosyl triflate in the presence of TMSOTf, these intermediates which might be in equilibrium with the glycosyl oxocarbenium related species lead to the final mixture of the α/β-O-glycosides and side-products.

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

    PubMed Central

    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

  4. Cation Clock Reactions for the Determination of Relative Reaction Kinetics in Glycosylation Reactions: Applications to Gluco- and Mannopyranosyl Sulfoxide and Trichloroacetimidate Type Donors

    PubMed Central

    Adero, Philip O.; Furukawa, Takayuki; Huang, Min; Mukherjee, Debaraj; Retailleau, Pascal; Bohé, Luis

    2015-01-01

    The development of a cation clock method based on the intramolecular Sakurai reaction for probing the concentration dependence of the nucleophile in glycosylation reactions is described. The method is developed for the sulfoxide and trichloroacetimidate glycosylation protocols. The method reveals that O-glycosylation reactions have stronger concentration dependencies than C-glycosylation reactions consistent with a more associative, SN2-like character. For the 4,6-O-benzylidene-directed mannosylation reaction a significant difference in concentration dependence is found for the formation of the β- and α-anomers suggesting a difference in mechanism and a rationale for the optimization of selectivity regardless of the type of donor employed. In the mannose series the cyclization reaction employed as clock results in the formation of cis and trans-fused oxabicyclo[4,4,0]decanes as products with the latter being strongly indicative of the involvement of a conformationally mobile transient glycosyl oxocarbenium ion. With identical protecting group arrays cyclization in the glucopyranose series is more rapid than in the mannopyranose manifold. The potential application of related clock reactions in other carbenium ion-based branches of organic synthesis is considered. PMID:26207807

  5. Transition state analysis of the arsenolytic depyrimidination of thymidine by human thymidine phosphorylase.

    PubMed

    Schwartz, Phillip A; Vetticatt, Mathew J; Schramm, Vern L

    2011-03-01

    Human thymidine phosphorylase (hTP) is responsible for thymidine (dT) homeostasis, promotes angiogenesis, and is involved in metabolic inactivation of antiproliferative agents that inhibit thymidylate synthase. Understanding its transition state structure is on the path to design transition state analogues. Arsenolysis of dT by hTP permits kinetic isotope effect (KIE) analysis of the reaction by forming thymine and the chemically unstable 2-deoxyribose 1-arsenate. The transition state for the arsenolytic reaction was characterized using multiple KIEs and computational analysis. Transition state analysis revealed a concerted bimolecular (A(N)D(N)) mechanism. A transition state constrained to match the intrinsic KIE values was found using density functional theory (B3LYP/6-31G*). An active site histidine is implicated as the catalytic base responsible for activation of the arsenate nucleophile and stabilization of the thymine leaving group during the isotopically sensitive step. At the transition state, the deoxyribose ring exhibits significant oxocarbenium ion character with bond breaking (r(C-N) = 2.45 Å) nearly complete and minimal bond making to the attacking nucleophile (r(C-O) = 2.95 Å). The transition state model predicts a deoxyribose conformation with a 2'-endo ring geometry. Transition state structure for the slow hydrolytic reaction of hTP involves a stepwise mechanism [Schwartz, P. A., Vetticatt, M. J., and Schramm, V. L. (2010) J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 13425-13433], in contrast to the concerted mechanism described here for arsenolysis.

  6. Dissecting the mechanisms of a class of chemical glycosylation using primary 13C kinetic isotope effects

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    Huang, Min; Garrett, Graham E.; Birlirakis, Nicolas; Bohé, Luis; Pratt, Derek A.; Crich, David

    2012-08-01

    Although arguably the most important reaction in glycoscience, chemical glycosylations are among the least well understood of organic chemical reactions, resulting in an unnecessarily high degree of empiricism and a brake on rational development in this critical area. To address this problem, primary 13C kinetic isotope effects have now been determined for the formation of β- and α-manno- and glucopyranosides using a natural abundance NMR method. In contrast to the common current assumption, for three of the four cases studied the experimental and computed values are indicative of associative displacement of the intermediate covalent glycosyl trifluoromethanesulfonates. For the formation of the α-mannopyranosides, the experimentally determined KIE differs significantly from that computed for an associative displacement, which is strongly suggestive of a dissociative mechanism that approaches the intermediacy of a glycosyl oxocarbenium ion. The application of analogous experiments to other glycosylation systems should shed further light on their mechanisms and thus assist in the design of better reactions conditions with improved stereoselectivity.

  7. Structural basis for the mechanistic understanding of human CD38-controlled multiple catalysis.

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    Liu, Qun; Kriksunov, Irina A; Graeff, Richard; Munshi, Cyrus; Lee, Hon Cheung; Hao, Quan

    2006-10-27

    The enzymatic cleavage of the nicotinamide-glycosidic bond on nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)) has been proposed to go through an oxocarbenium ion-like transition state. Because of the instability of the ionic intermediate, there has been no structural report on such a transient reactive species. Human CD38 is an ectoenzyme that can use NAD(+) to synthesize two calcium-mobilizing molecules. By using NAD(+) and a surrogate substrate, NGD(+), we captured and determined crystal structures of the enzyme complexed with an intermediate, a substrate, and a product along the reaction pathway. Our results showed that the intermediate is stabilized by polar interactions with the catalytic residue Glu(226) rather than by a covalent linkage. The polar interactions between Glu(226) and the substrate 2',3'-OH groups are essential for initiating catalysis. Ser(193) was demonstrated to have a regulative role during catalysis and is likely to be involved in intermediate stabilization. In addition, a product inhibition effect by ADP-ribose (through the reorientation of the product) or GDP-ribose (through the formation of a covalently linked GDP-ribose dimer) was observed. These structural data provide insights into the understanding of multiple catalysis and clues for drug design.

  8. Dissecting the Mechanisms of a Class of Chemical Glycosylation Using Primary 13C Kinetic Isotope Effects

    PubMed Central

    Huang, Min; Garrett, Graham E.; Birlirakis, Nicolas; Bohé, Luis

    2012-01-01

    Although arguably the most important reaction in glycoscience, chemical glycosylations are among the least well understood of organic chemical reactions resulting in an unnecessarily high degree of empiricism and a brake on rational development in this critical area. To address this problem primary 13C kinetic isotope effects now have been determined for the formation of β- and α-manno- and glucopyranosides by a natural abundance NMR method. In contrast to the common current assumption, for three of the four cases studied the experimental values concur with those computed for associative displacement of the intermediate covalent glycosyl trifluoromethanesulfonates. For the formation of the α-mannopyranosides the experimentally determined KIE differs significantly from that computed for an associative displacement, which is strongly suggestive of a dissociative mechanism that approaches the intermediacy of a glycosyl oxocarbenium ion. The application of comparable experiments to other glycosylation systems should shed further light on their glycosylation mechanisms and thus assist in the design of better reactions conditions with improved stereoselectivity. PMID:22824899

  9. Studies of the Mechanism and Origins of Enantioselectivity for the Chiral Phosphoric Acid-Catalyzed Stereoselective Spiroketalization Reactions.

    PubMed

    Khomutnyk, Yaroslav Ya; Argüelles, Alonso J; Winschel, Grace A; Sun, Zhankui; Zimmerman, Paul M; Nagorny, Pavel

    2016-01-13

    Mechanistic and computational studies were conducted to elucidate the mechanism and the origins of enantiocontrol for asymmetric chiral phosphoric acid-catalyzed spiroketalization reactions. These studies were designed to differentiate between the S(N)1-like, S(N)2-like, and covalent phosphate intermediate-based mechanisms. The chiral phosphoric acid-catalyzed spiroketalization of deuterium-labeled cyclic enol ethers revealed a highly diastereoselective syn-selective protonation/nucleophile addition, thus ruling out long-lived oxocarbenium intermediates. Hammett analysis of the reaction kinetics revealed positive charge accumulation in the transition state (ρ = -2.9). A new computational reaction exploration method along with dynamics simulations supported an asynchronous concerted mechanism with a relatively short-lived polar transition state (average lifetime = 519 ± 240 fs), which is consistent with the observed inverse secondary kinetic isotope effect of 0.85. On the basis of these studies, a transition state model explaining the observed stereochemical outcome has been proposed. This model predicts the enantioselective formation of the observed enantiomer of the product with 92% ee, which matches the experimentally observed value.

  10. Structural analysis of substrate-mimicking inhibitors in complex with Neisseria meningitidis 3-deoxy-d-arabino-heptulosonate 7-phosphate synthase - The importance of accommodating the active site water.

    PubMed

    Heyes, Logan C; Reichau, Sebastian; Cross, Penelope J; Jameson, Geoffrey B; Parker, Emily J

    2014-12-01

    3-Deoxy-d-arabino-heptulosonate 7-phosphate synthase (DAH7PS) catalyses the first committed step of the shikimate pathway, which produces the aromatic amino acids as well as many other aromatic metabolites. DAH7PS catalyses an aldol-like reaction between phosphoenolpyruvate and erythrose 4-phosphate. Three phosphoenolpyruvate mimics, (R)-phospholactate, (S)-phospholactate and vinyl phosphonate [(E)-2-methyl-3-phosphonoacrylate], were found to competitively inhibit DAH7PS from Neisseria meningitidis, which is the pathogen responsible for bacterial meningitis. The most potent inhibitor was the vinyl phosphonate with a Ki value of 3.9±0.4μM. We report for the first time crystal structures of these compounds bound in the active site of a DAH7PS enzyme which reveals that the inhibitors bind to the active site of the enzyme in binding modes that mimic those of the predicted oxocarbenium and tetrahedral intermediates of the enzyme-catalysed reaction. Furthermore, the inhibitors accommodate the binding of a key active site water molecule. Together, these observations provide strong evidence that this active site water participates directly in the DAH7PS reaction, enabling the facial selectivity of the enzyme-catalysed reaction sequence to be delineated.

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

    PubMed

    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.

  12. The origin of global and macrocyclic aromaticity in porphyrinoids.

    PubMed

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

    2012-07-21

    The global and macrocyclic aromaticity of porphyrinoids was characterized using our graph theory of aromaticity. The sequential line plots of topological resonance energy (TRE) against the number of π-electrons (N(π)) for different porphyrinoids are similar with four major extrema to those for five-membered heterocycles. This supports the view that five-membered rings are the main origin of global aromaticity in porphyrinoids. Macrocyclic circuits contribute significantly to macrocyclic π-circulation but modestly to global aromaticity. Macrocyclic aromaticity/antiaromaticity in oligopyrrolic macrocycles can be predicted by formally applying Hückel's [4n + 2] rule to an annulene-like main macrocyclic conjugation pathway (MMCP). This bridged annulene model can be justified by examining the contribution of individual macrocyclic circuits to macrocyclic aromaticity. A Hückel-like rule of macrocyclic aromaticity was found for porphyrinoid species.

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

    PubMed Central

    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

  14. Tetra­methyl 1,1,2-triphenyl-2H-1λ5-phosphole-2,3,4,5-tetra­carboxyl­ate

    PubMed Central

    Krawczyk, Krzysztof K.; Wojtasiewicz, Krystyna; Maurin, Jan K.; Gronowska, Ewa; Czarnocki, Zbigniew

    2010-01-01

    The title compound, C30H27O8P (1), was formed as one of two products {(1) and (2) [Krawczyk et al. (2010 ▶). Acta Cryst. E66 (cv2753)]} in the reaction of dimethyl acetyl­enedicarboxyl­ate with triphenyl­phosphine. The mol­ecule of (1) consists of a five-membered ring, in which the P atom is incorporated. One of the phenyl groups of the triphenyl­phosphine migrated to a vicinal C atom during the reaction. The five-membered ring of (1) is corrugated [r.m.s. deviation = 0.0719 (8) Å], whereas that in compound (2) is planar, the r.m.s. deviation being only 0.009 (2) Å. PMID:21588988

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

    PubMed

    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.

  16. Crystal structure of methyl 3'-benzamido-4'-(4-meth-oxy-phen-yl)-1'-methyl-spiro-[indeno-[1,2-b]quinoxaline-11,2'-pyrrolidine]-3'-carboxyl-ate.

    PubMed

    Chandralekha, Kuppan; Sureshbabu, Adukamparai Rajukrishnan; Gavaskar, Deivasigamani; Lakshmi, Srinivasakannan

    2016-09-01

    In the title compound, C35H30N4O3, the spiro C atom connects the five-membered pyrrolidine ring and the indeno-quinoxaline ring system. The pyrrolidine ring adopts a twist conformation. An intra-molecular N-H⋯N inter-action between the amino group and the pyrazine ring is observed. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked by a pairs of C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming inversion dimers.

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

    PubMed

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

    2014-10-03

    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.

  18. 16-Oxa-penta-cyclo-[6.6.5.0(1,18).0(2,7).0(9,14)]nona-deca-2,4,6,9,11,13,18-heptaen-15-one.

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    Mathew, Eason M; Sithambaresan, M; Unnikrishnan, P A; Kurup, M R Prathapachandra

    2014-02-01

    In the title compound, C18H12O2, the benzene rings are inclined to one another by 66.79 (7)°. The five-membered ring is almost planar with a maximum deviation of 0.014 (1) Å. In the crystal, the mol-ecules are linked by pairs of weak C-H⋯O interactions into centrosymmetric dimers. These dimers are linked by C-H⋯π interactions, forming a three-dimensional structure.

  19. 1-Phenyl-4-(triphenyl­phosphanyl­idene)pyrrolidine-2,3,5-trione

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    Fan, Da-He

    2008-01-01

    In the title compound, C28H20NO3P, the five-membered maleimide ring is almost planar. The inter­planar angles between the maleimide ring and the three P-bound phenyl rings are 70.6 (2), 60.4 (2) and 54.68 (18)°, while the dihedral angle between the maleimide ring and the N-bound phenyl group is 55.43 (19)°. PMID:21201913

  20. 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

  1. 1,3-Dibenzyl-6-bromo-1H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridin-2(3H)-one

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    Dahmani, S.; Kandri Rodi, Y.; Capet, F.; Essassi, El Mokhtar; Ng, Seik Weng

    2010-01-01

    The imidazopyridine fused-ring in the title compound, C20H16BrN3O, is planar (r.m.s. deviation = 0.011 Å). The phenyl rings of the benzyl substitutents twist away from the central five-membered ring in opposite directions; the rings are aligned at 61.3 (1) and 71.2 (1)° with respect to this ring. PMID:21580599

  2. STS 51-L crewmembers briefed during training session

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    1986-01-01

    Five members of the STS 51-L crew and a backup crewmember are briefed during a training session in JSC's Shuttle mockup and integration laboratory. From left to right are Astronauts Ellison S. Onizuka, mission specialist; Ronald E. McNair, mission specialist; Gregory Jarvis, Hughes payload specialist; Judith A. Resnik, mission specialist; Sharon Christa McAuliffe, citizen observer/payload specialist representing the Teacher in Space project. Barbara R. Morgan, backup to McAuliffe, is in the right foreground.

  3. Tetrazolium compounds: synthesis and applications in medicine.

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    Wei, Cheng-Xi; Bian, Ming; Gong, Guo-Hua

    2015-03-27

    Tetrazoles represent a class of five-membered heterocyclic compounds with polynitrogen electron-rich planar structural features. This special structure makes tetrazole derivatives useful drugs, explosives, and other functional materials with a wide range of applications in many fields of medicine, agriculture, material science, etc. Based on our research works on azoles and other references in recent years, this review covers reported work on the synthesis and biological activities of tetrazole derivatives.

  4. 2-[4-Acetyl-5-(biphenyl-4-yl)-4,5-dihydro-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl]phenyl acetate

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    Yehye, Wagee A.; Ariffin, Azhar; Rahman, Noorsaadah Abdul; Ng, Seik Weng

    2010-01-01

    In the title mol­ecule, C24H20N2O4, the five-membered oxadiazole ring is nearly planar (r.m.s. deviation = 0.053 Å) and the phenyl ring of the biphenyl unit attached to it forms a dihedral angle of 73.2 (1)°; the other phenyl ring is close to coplanar with the oxadiazole ring [dihedral angle = 6.2 (2)°]. PMID:21580697

  5. 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

  6. Muscarine, imidaozle, oxazole and thiazole alkaloids.

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    Jin, Zhong

    2013-06-01

    Covering: July 2010 to June 2012. Previous review: Nat. Prod. Rep., 2011, 28, 1143-1191. Structurally diverse alkaloids containing five-membered heterocyclic subunits, such as imidazole, oxazole, thiazole, as well as their saturated congeners, are widely distributed in terrestrial and marine organisms and microorganisms. These naturally occurring secondary metabolites often exhibit extensive and pharmacologically important biological activities. The latest progress involving isolation, biological activities, chemical synthetic studies, and biosynthetic pathways of these natural products has been summarized in this review.

  7. A silaproline-containing dipeptide.

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    Vivet, B; Cavelier, F; Martinez, J; Didierjean, C; Marraud, M; Aubry, A

    2000-12-01

    The silaproline-containing dipeptide N-(3, 3-dimethyl-1-pivaloyl-1-aza-3-sila-5-cyclopentylcarbonyl)-L- alanine isopropylamide, C(17)H(33)N(3)O(3)Si, has two independent molecules in the asymmetric unit and each adopts a beta-II folded conformation, where the amide on the terminal C interacts intramolecularly with the pivaloyl O atom. The five-membered silaproline ring is C(beta)-puckered, an infrequent conformation for the homologous proline ring.

  8. Crystal structure of (2R*,3aR*)-2-phenyl­sulfonyl-2,3,3a,4,5,6-hexa­hydro­pyrrolo­[1,2-b]isoxazole

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    Hernández, Yaiza; Marcos, Isidro; Garrido, Narciso M.; Sanz, Francisca; Diez, David

    2017-01-01

    The title compound, C12H15NO3S, was prepared by 1,3-dipolar cyclo­addition of 3,4-di­hydro-2H-pyrrole 1-oxide and phenyl vinyl sulfone. In the mol­ecule, both fused five-membered rings display a twisted conformation. In the crystal, C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds link neighbouring mol­ecules, forming chains running parallel to the b axis. PMID:28083143

  9. Crystal structure of (2R*,3aR*)-2-phenyl-sulfonyl-2,3,3a,4,5,6-hexa-hydro-pyrrolo-[1,2-b]isoxazole.

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    Hernández, Yaiza; Marcos, Isidro; Garrido, Narciso M; Sanz, Francisca; Diez, David

    2017-01-01

    The title compound, C12H15NO3S, was prepared by 1,3-dipolar cyclo-addition of 3,4-di-hydro-2H-pyrrole 1-oxide and phenyl vinyl sulfone. In the mol-ecule, both fused five-membered rings display a twisted conformation. In the crystal, C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds link neighbouring mol-ecules, forming chains running parallel to the b axis.

  10. 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

  11. 1-Dichloro­acetyl-8a-methyl-1,2,3,4,6,7,8,8a-octa­hydro­pyrrolo­[1,2-a]pyrimidin-6-one

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    Gao, Shuang; Zhao, Li-xia; Ye, Fei; Fu, Ying; Xing, Zhi-yong

    2012-01-01

    In the title compound, C10H14Cl2N2O2, the five-membered ring adopts an envelope conformation (with the methylene C atom closest to the C—N bridge as the flap), while the conformation of the six-membered ring is close to a twist-boat. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked by weak C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming chains along the c-axis direction. PMID:22807815

  12. 2,2-Dichloro-1-(3,3,6-trimethyl-9-oxo-1,5-diaza­bicyclo­[4.3.0]nonan-5-yl)ethanone

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    Fu, Ying; Ye, Fei

    2011-01-01

    In the title mol­ecule, C12H18Cl2N2O2, the six-membered ring is in a chair conformation and the five-membered ring is in an envelope conformation. In the crystal, weak inter­molecular bifurcated (C—H)2⋯O hydrogen bonds connect mol­ecules into chains along [010]. PMID:22091051

  13. NFAT Gene Family in Inflammation and Cancer

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    Pan, M.-G.; Xiong, Y.; Chen, F.

    2013-01-01

    Calcineurin-NFAT signaling is critical for numerous aspects of vertebrate function during and after embryonic development. Initially discovered in T cells, the NFAT gene family, consisting of five members, regulates immune system, inflammatory response, angiogenesis, cardiac valve formation, myocardial development, axonal guidance, skeletal muscle development, bone homeostasis, development and metastasis of cancer, and many other biological processes. In this review we will focus on the NFAT literature relevant to the two closely related pathological systems: inflammation and cancer. PMID:22950383

  14. Activation of C-H bonds of arenes: selectivity and reactivity in bis(pyridyl) platinum(II) complexes.

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    Zhang, Fenbao; Kirby, Christopher W; Hairsine, Douglas W; Jennings, Michael C; Puddephatt, Richard J

    2005-10-19

    The reaction of [PtMe2(NN)] and B(C6F5)3/H2O in CF3CH2OH with arenes Ar-H gives [PtAr{HOB(C6F5)3}(LL)] if the bis(pyridyl) ligand NN forms a six-membered, but not five-membered, chelate ring; methyl-substituted arenes give selectivity for metalation of meta > para > ortho, but methoxy-substituted arenes give ortho > meta, para.

  15. Synthesis of cyclic alkenylsiloxanes by semihydrogenation: a stereospecific route to (Z)-alkenyl polyenes.

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    Elbert, Bryony L; Lim, Diane S W; Gudmundsson, Haraldur G; O'Hanlon, Jack A; Anderson, Edward A

    2014-07-07

    Cyclic alkenylsiloxanes were synthesized by semihydrogenation of alkynylsilanes-a reaction previously plagued by poor stereoselectivity. The silanes, which can be synthesized on multigram scale, undergo Hiyama-Denmark coupling to give (Z)-alkenyl polyene motifs found in bioactive natural products. The ring size of the silane is crucial: five-membered cyclic siloxanes also couple under fluoride-free conditions, whilst their six-membered homologues do not, enabling orthogonality within this structural motif.

  16. Synthesis of Cyclic Alkenylsiloxanes by Semihydrogenation: A Stereospecific Route to (Z)-Alkenyl Polyenes

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    Elbert, Bryony L; Lim, Diane S W; Gudmundsson, Haraldur G; O'Hanlon, Jack A; Anderson, Edward A

    2014-01-01

    Cyclic alkenylsiloxanes were synthesized by semihydrogenation of alkynylsilanes—a reaction previously plagued by poor stereoselectivity. The silanes, which can be synthesized on multigram scale, undergo Hiyama–Denmark coupling to give (Z)-alkenyl polyene motifs found in bioactive natural products. The ring size of the silane is crucial: five-membered cyclic siloxanes also couple under fluoride-free conditions, whilst their six-membered homologues do not, enabling orthogonality within this structural motif. PMID:24899240

  17. 4,4,5,5-Tetra­methyl-1,3,2λ5-dioxa­phospho­lan-2-one

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    Skarżyńska, Anna; Trzeciak, Anna M.; Gniewek, Andrzej

    2011-01-01

    The five-membered ring in the title compound, C6H13O3P, exists in an envelope conformation with one of the ring C atoms at the flap position. The coordination geometry around the P atom is a distorted tetra­hedron. The crystal structure is stabilized by several weak C—H⋯O and P—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional network. PMID:22091172

  18. Metal-Free Radical [2+2+1] Carbocyclization of Benzene-Linked 1,n-Enynes: Dual C(sp(3))-H Functionalization Adjacent to a Heteroatom.

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    Hu, Ming; Fan, Jian-Hong; Liu, Yu; Ouyang, Xuan-Hui; Song, Ren-Jie; Li, Jin-Heng

    2015-08-10

    A new metal-free oxidative radical [2+2+1] carbocyclization of benzene-linked 1,n-enynes with two C(sp(3))-H bonds adjacent to the same heteroatom is described. This method achieves two C(sp(3))-H oxidative functionalizations and an annulation, thus providing efficient and general access to a variety of fused five-membered carbocyclic hydrocarbons.

  19. Dichlorido{(E)-2,4,6-trimethyl-N-[phen­yl(2-pyridyl)methyl­idene]aniline-κ2 N,N′}palladium(II)

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    Yang, Cheng-Hsien; Peng, Ya-Liu; Wang, Mei-Hua; Shih, Kuo-Chen; Hsueh, Mao-Lin

    2010-01-01

    The title complex, [PdCl2(C21H20N2)], contains a PdII atom in a slightly distorted square-planar coordination environment defined by two N atoms from one 2,4,6-trimethyl-N-[phen­yl(2-pyrid­yl)methyl­idene]aniline ligand and two Cl atoms, forming a five-membered ring (N—Pd—N—C—C). PMID:21579287

  20. 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.

  1. Synthetic and Biological Aspects of Thiadiazoles and their Condensed Derivatives: An Overview.

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    Dwivedi, Jaya; Kaur, Navjeet; Kishore, D; Kumari, Simpal; Sharma, Swapnil

    2016-01-01

    The three heteroatoms containing five membered heterocycles such as thiadiazoles have been extensively studied due to their important pharmacological activities. The thiadiazole nucleus is an important class of compounds for new drug development. The chemical and biological behavior and synthesis of thiadiazole derivatives have gained much importance in last few decades. This review article provides up to date information about exploration of new methods, developments, synthetic strategies, and their diverse pharmaceutical activities.

  2. (4'-Acet-yloxy-1,3,1'-trioxo-1,3,4,4a,4b,5,6,7,9,9a-deca-hydro-spiro-[indene-2,9'-pyrano[4,3-a]pyrrolizin]-3'-yl)methyl acetate.

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    Latha, N; Naga Siva Rao, J; Raghunathan, R; Divya, G; Lakshmi, S

    2013-11-13

    In the title compound, C23H23NO8, the dihedral angle between the five- and six-membered rings of the indene-dione moiety is 3.09 (13)°. The mean plane of the five-membered ring (which has a flat envelope conformation with the spiro C atom as the flap) is inclined to the mean plane of the central five-membered ring of the pyrrolizine unit by 76.48 (12)°. This central ring has a twist conformation on the N-C(spiro) bond. The outer ring of the pyrrolizine unit has an envelope conformation with the N atom as the flap. The mean planes of these two fused rings are inclined to one another by 65.28 (15)°. The pyran ring has a screw-boat conformation and its mean plane makes a dihedral angle of 29.50 (11)° with the mean plane of the central five-membered ring of the pyrrolizine unit. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked via C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming two-dimensional networks lying parallel to the ab plane.

  3. Shielding in and around Oxazole, Imidazole, and Thiazole: How Does the Second Heteroatom Affect Aromaticity and Bonding?

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    Horner, Kate E; Karadakov, Peter B

    2015-07-17

    Isotropic magnetic shielding distributions in the regions of space surrounding oxazole, imidazole, and thiazole are used to investigate aromaticity and bonding in these five-membered heterocycles with two heteroatoms. This is achieved by constructing HF-GIAO and MP2-GIAO (Hartree-Fock and second-order Møller-Plesset perturbation theory with gauge-including atomic orbitals) isotropic shielding plots, within the 6-311++G(d,p) basis, using regular two-dimensional 0.05 Å grids in the molecular plane and in planes 0.5 and 1 Å above it. The extent of isotropic shielding delocalization in the contour plots in planes 1 Å above the molecular plane, which is a new sensitive two-dimensional aromaticity criterion, indicates that aromaticity decreases in the order thiazole > imidazole > oxazole; in combination with previous results on furan, pyrrole, and thiophene ( J. Org. Chem. 2013 , 78 , 8037 - 9043 ), the aromaticity ordering in the six five-membered heterocycles becomes thiophene > thiazole > pyrrole > imidazole > furan > oxazole. The results suggest that the inclusion of a second heteroatom in a five-membered heterocycle has a detrimental effect on its aromaticity, which is very minor in oxazole, when compared to furan, and small but noticeable in imidazole and pyrrole and in thiazole and thiophene.

  4. 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

  5. Tuning the stereoelectronic properties of 1-sulfanylhex-1-enitols for the sequential stereoselective synthesis of 2-deoxy-2-iodo-β-D-allopyranosides.

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    Kövér, Andrea; Boutureira, Omar; Matheu, M Isabel; Díaz, Yolanda; Castillón, Sergio

    2014-04-04

    The preparation of challenging 2-deoxy-2-iodo-β-D-allo precursors of 2-deoxy-β-D-ribo-hexopyranosyl units and other analogues is reported using a robust olefination-cyclization-glycosylation sequence. Here, we particularly focus on tuning the stereoelectronic properties of the alkenyl sulfides intermediates in order to improve the diastereoselectivity of the cyclization step and, hence, the efficiency of the overall transformation. Phosphine oxides with the general formula Ph2P(O)CH2SR (R = t-Bu, Cy, p-MeOPh, 2,6-di-ClPh, and 2,6-di-MePh) were easily synthesized and subsequently used in the olefination reaction with 2,3,5-tri-O-benzyl-D-ribose and -D-arabinose. The corresponding sugar-derived alkenyl sulfides were submitted to a 6-endo [I(+)]-induced cyclization, and the resulting 2-deoxy-2-iodohexopyranosyl-1-thioglycosides were used as glycosyl donors for the stereoselective synthesis of 2-deoxy-2-iodohexopyranosyl glycosides. Among the different S-groups studied, t-Bu derivative was the best performer for the synthesis of cholesteryl 2-deoxy-2-iodomannopyranosides, whereas for the synthesis of 2-deoxy-2-iodoallopyranosides none of the derivatives here studied proved superior to the phenyl analogue previously described. Glycosylation of cholesterol with different d-allo and d-manno derivatives produced 2-deoxy-2-iodoglycosides with stereoselectivities in the same order in each case, reinforcing the involvement of an oxocarbenium ion as the common intermediate of this crucial glycosylation step.

  6. 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

  7. 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

    2009-10-07

    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.

  8. Theoretical Insights into the Reaction and Inhibition Mechanism of Metal-Independent Retaining Glycosyltransferase Responsible for Mycothiol Biosynthesis.

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    Blanco Capurro, Juan I; Hopkins, Chad W; Pierdominici Sottile, Gustavo; González Lebrero, Mariano C; Roitberg, Adrian E; Marti, Marcelo A

    2017-01-26

    Understanding enzymatic reactions with atomic resolution has proven in recent years to be of tremendous interest for biochemical research, and thus, the use of QM/MM methods for the study of reaction mechanisms is experiencing a continuous growth. Glycosyltransferases (GTs) catalyze the formation of glycosidic bonds, and are important for many biotechnological purposes, including drug targeting. Their reaction product may result with only one of the two possible stereochemical outcomes for the reacting anomeric center, and therefore, they are classified as either inverting or retaining GTs. While the inverting GT reaction mechanism has been widely studied, the retaining GT mechanism has always been controversial and several questions remain open to this day. In this work, we take advantage of our recent GPU implementation of a pure QM(DFT-PBE)/MM approach to explore the reaction and inhibition mechanism of MshA, a key retaining GT responsible for the first step of mycothiol biosynthesis, a low weight thiol compound found in pathogens like Mycobacterium tuberculosis that is essential for its survival under oxidative stress conditions. Our results show that the reaction proceeds via a front-side SNi-like concerted reaction mechanism (DNAN in IUPAC nomenclature) and has a 17.5 kcal/mol free energy barrier, which is in remarkable agreement with experimental data. Detailed analysis shows that the key reaction step is the diphosphate leaving group dissociation, leading to an oxocarbenium-ion-like transition state. In contrast, fluorinated substrate analogues increase the reaction barrier significantly, rendering the enzyme effectively inactive. Detailed analysis of the electronic structure along the reaction suggests that this particular inhibition mechanism is associated with fluorine's high electronegative nature, which hinders phosphate release and proper stabilization of the transition state.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. Distortional binding of transition state analogs to human purine nucleoside phosphorylase probed by magic angle spinning solid-state NMR

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    Vetticatt, Mathew J.; Itin, Boris; Evans, Gary B.; Schramm, Vern L.

    2013-01-01

    Transition state analogs mimic the geometry and electronics of the transition state of enzymatic reactions. These molecules bind to the active site of the enzyme much tighter than substrate and are powerful noncovalent inhibitors. Immucillin-H (ImmH) and 4′-deaza-1′-aza-2′-deoxy-9-methylene Immucillin-H (DADMe-ImmH) are picomolar inhibitors of human purine nucleoside phosphorylase (hPNP). Although both molecules are electronically similar to the oxocarbenium-like dissociative hPNP transition state, DADMe-ImmH is more potent than ImmH. DADMe-ImmH captures more of the transition state binding energy by virtue of being a closer geometric match to the hPNP transition state than ImmH. A consequence of these similarities is that the active site of hPNP exerts greater distortional forces on ImmH than on DADMe-ImmH to “achieve” the hPNP transition state geometry. By using magic angle spinning solid-state NMR to investigate stable isotope-labeled ImmH and DADMe-ImmH, we have explored the difference in distortional binding of these two inhibitors to hPNP. High-precision determinations of internuclear distances from NMR recoupling techniques, rotational echo double resonance, and rotational resonance, have provided unprecedented atomistic insight into the geometric changes that occur upon binding of transition state analogs. We conclude that hPNP stabilizes conformations of these chemically distinct analogs having distances between the cation and leaving groups resembling those of the known transition state. PMID:24043827

  12. Structure of Salmonella typhimurium OMP synthase in a complete substrates complex

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    Grubmeyer, Charles; Hansen, Michael Riis; Fedorov, Alexander A.; Almo, Steven C.

    2012-01-01

    Dimeric Salmonella typhimurium orotate phosphoribosyltransferase (OMP synthase, E.C. 2.4.2.10), a key enzyme in de novo pyrimidine nucleotide synthesis, has been co-crystallized in a complete substrate complex of E•MgPRPP•orotate, and the structure solved to 2.2 Å resolution. This structure resembles that for Saccharomyces cerevisiae OMP synthase in showing a dramatic and asymmetric reorganization around the active site-bound ligands, but shares the same basic topology previously observed in complexes of OMP synthase from S. typhimurium and Escherichia coli. The catalytic loop (residues 99–109) contributed by subunit A is reorganized to close the active site situated in subunit B and to sequester it from solvent. Furthermore, the overall structure of subunit B is more compact, due to movements of the amino-terminal hood and elements of the core domain. The catalytic loop of subunit B remains open and disordered, and subunit A retains the more relaxed conformation observed in loop-open S. typhimurium OMP synthase structures. A non-proline cis-peptide formed between Ala71 and Tyr72 is seen in both subunits. The loop-closed catalytic site of subunit B reveals that both the loop and the hood interact directly with the bound pyrophosphate group of PRPP. In contrast to dimagnesium hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferases, OMP synthase contains a single catalytic Mg2+ in the closed active site. The remaining pyrophosphate charges of PRPP are neutralized by interactions with Arg99A, Lys100B, Lys103A, and His105A. The new structure confirms the importance of loop movement in catalysis by OMP synthase, and identifies several additional movements that must be accomplished in each catalytic cycle. A catalytic mechanism based on enzymic and substratea-ssisted stabilization of the previously documented oxocarbenium transition state structure is proposed. PMID:22531064

  13. Hydrosilation of Carbonyl-Containing Substrates Catalyzed by an Electrophilic η1-Silane Iridium(III) Complex

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    Park, Sehoon; Brookhart, Maurice

    2010-01-01

    Hydrosilation of a variety of ketones and aldehydes using the cationic iridium catalyst, (POCOP)Ir(H)(acetone)+, 1, (POCOP = 2,6-bis(di-tert-butyl phosphinito)phenyl) is reported. With triethyl silane, all but exceptionally bulky ketones undergo quantitative reactions employing 0.5 mol% catalyst in 20-30 min at 25 °C. Hydrosilation of esters and amides results in over-reduction and cleavage of C-O and C-N bonds, respectively. The diastereoselectivity of hydrosilation of 4-tert-butyl cyclohexanone has been examined using numerous silanes and is highly temperature dependent. Using EtMe2SiH, analysis of the ratio of cis:trans hydrosilation products as a function of temperature yields values for ΔΔH‡ (ΔH‡ (trans) - ΔH‡ (cis)) and ΔΔS‡ (ΔS‡ (trans) - ΔS‡(cis)) of -2.5 kcal/mol and -6.9 e.u., respectively. Mechanistic studies show that the ketone complex, (POCOP)Ir(H)(ketone)+, is the catalyst resting state and is in equilibrium with low concentration of the silane complex, (POCOP)Ir(H)(HSiR3)+. The silane complex transfers R3Si+ to ketone forming the oxocarbenium ion, R3SiOCR’2+, which is reduced by the resulting neutral dihydride 3, (POCOP)Ir(H)2, to yield product R3SiOCHR’2 and (POCOP)IrH+ which closes the catalytic cycle. PMID:21572562

  14. Glycosyltransfer in mutants of putative catalytic residue Glu303 of the human ABO(H) A and B blood group glycosyltransferases GTA and GTB proceeds through a labile active site.

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    Blackler, Ryan J; Gagnon, Susannah M L; Polakowski, Robert; Rose, Natisha L; Zheng, Ruixiang B; Letts, James A; Johal, Asha R; Schuman, Brock; Borisova, Svetlana N; Palcic, Monica M; Evans, Stephen V

    2016-11-22

    The homologous glycosyltransferases α-1,3-N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase (GTA) and α-1,3-galactosyltransferase (GTB) carry out the final synthetic step of the closely related human ABO(H) blood group A and B antigens. The catalytic mechanism of these model retaining enzymes remains under debate, where Glu303 has been suggested to act as a putative nucleophile in a double displacement mechanism, a local dipole stabilizing the intermediate in an orthogonal associative mechanism or a general base to stabilize the reactive oxocarbenium ion-like intermediate in an S N i-like mechanism. Kinetic analysis of GTA and GTB point mutants E303C, E303D, E303Q and E303A shows that despite the enzymes having nearly identical sequences, the corresponding mutants of GTA/GTB have up to a 13-fold difference in their residual activities relative to wild type. High-resolution single crystal X-ray diffraction studies reveal, surprisingly, that the mutated Cys, Asp and Gln functional groups are no more than 0.8 Å further from the anomeric carbon of donor substrate compared to wild type. However, complicating the analysis is the observation that Glu303 itself plays a critical role in maintaining the stability of a strained "double-turn" in the active site through several hydrogen bonds, and any mutation other than E303Q leads to significantly higher thermal motion or even disorder in the substrate recognition pockets. Thus, there is a remarkable juxtaposition of the mutants E303C and E303D, which retain significant activity despite disrupted active site architecture, with GTB/E303Q, which maintains active site architecture but exhibits zero activity. These findings indicate that nucleophilicity at position 303 is more catalytically valuable than active site stability and highlight the mechanistic elasticity of these enzymes.

  15. Structural basis for nicotinamide cleavage and ADP-ribose transfer by NAD(+)-dependent Sir2 histone/protein deacetylases.

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    Zhao, Kehao; Harshaw, Robyn; Chai, Xiaomei; Marmorstein, Ronen

    2004-06-08

    Sir2 enzymes are broadly conserved from bacteria to humans and have been implicated to play roles in gene silencing, DNA repair, genome stability, longevity, metabolism, and cell physiology. These enzymes bind NAD(+) and acetyllysine within protein targets and generate lysine, 2'-O-acetyl-ADP-ribose, and nicotinamide products. To provide structural insights into the chemistry catalyzed by Sir2 proteins we report the high-resolution ternary structure of yeast Hst2 (homologue of Sir two 2) with an acetyllysine histone H4 peptide and a nonhydrolyzable NAD(+) analogue, carba-NAD(+), as well as an analogous ternary complex with a reaction intermediate analog formed immediately after nicotinamide hydrolysis, ADP-ribose. The ternary complex with carba-NAD(+) reveals that the nicotinamide group makes stabilizing interactions within a binding pocket harboring conserved Sir2 residues. Moreover, an asparagine residue, N116, strictly conserved within Sir2 proteins and shown to be essential for nicotinamide exchange, is in position to stabilize the oxocarbenium intermediate that has been proposed to proceed the hydrolysis of nicotinamide. A comparison of this structure with the ADP-ribose ternary complex and a previously reported ternary complex with the 2'-O-acetyl-ADP-ribose reaction product reveals that the ribose ring of the cofactor and the highly conserved beta1-alpha2 loop of the protein undergo significant structural rearrangements to facilitate the ordered NAD(+) reactions of nicotinamide cleavage and ADP-ribose transfer to acetate. Together, these studies provide insights into the chemistry of NAD(+) cleavage and acetylation by Sir2 proteins and have implications for the design of Sir2-specific regulatory molecules.

  16. 2,5-disubstituted oxazole research: fluorescence quantum yields and laser conversion efficiencies of 2-(p-italic-biphenyl)-5-phenyl oxazole and its 5-p-italic-substituted derivatives

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    Yu Peifeng

    1986-03-01

    The fluorescence quantum yield and laser conversion efficiency of 2-(p-italic-biphenyl)-5-phenyl-oxazole and thirteen 5-substituted phenyl derivatives are measured. A brief discussion is also given on the relation between the subtituent effects and spectral properties of the compounds.

  17. 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

  18. Quantitative autoradiographic mapping of focal herpes simplex virus encephalitis using a radiolabeled antiviral drug

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    Price, R.

    1984-12-18

    A method of mapping herpes simplex viral infection comprising administering a radiolabeled antiviral active 5-substituted 1-(2'-deoxy-2'-substituted-D-arabinofuranosyl) pyrimidine nucleoside to the infected subject, and scanning the area in which the infection is to be mapped for the radiolabel.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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

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    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

  2. Crystal structure of methyl 3′-benzamido-4′-(4-meth­oxy­phen­yl)-1′-methyl­spiro­[indeno­[1,2-b]quinoxaline-11,2′-pyrrolidine]-3′-carboxyl­ate

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    Chandralekha, Kuppan; Sureshbabu, Adukamparai Rajukrishnan; Gavaskar, Deivasigamani; Lakshmi, Srinivasakannan

    2016-01-01

    In the title compound, C35H30N4O3, the spiro C atom connects the five-membered pyrrolidine ring and the indeno­quinoxaline ring system. The pyrrolidine ring adopts a twist conformation. An intra­molecular N—H⋯N inter­action between the amino group and the pyrazine ring is observed. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked by a pairs of C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming inversion dimers. PMID:27920911

  3. 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.

  4. Coarctate cyclization reactions: a primer.

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

    2012-10-04

    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.

  5. Further evidence for heredity of pterygium.

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    Romano, Vito; Steger, Bernhard; Kovacova, Adriana; Kaye, Stephen B; Willoughby, Colin E

    2016-12-01

    Epidemiological reports strongly indicate that pterygium is an ophthalmoheliosis: a sun-related eye disease. Familial occurrence of pterygium is rare but supports the concept that heredity may predispose the conjunctiva to react abnormally to atmospheric-environmental stimuli. We describe a two generation Caucasian family of five members from the United Kingdom, four of whom developed pterygia in early adulthood with autosomal dominant inheritance. The present report confirms the significance of heredity in the pathogenesis of pterygium. Understanding the genetic basis of pterygium pathogenesis is clinically relevant, particularly in the management of patients who develop recurrent and aggressive pterygia at younger ages.

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

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    Lim, Hee Nam; Dong, Guangbin

    2015-12-07

    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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. Hybrid [5]Radialenes with Bispyrroloheteroles: New Electron-Donating Units.

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    Higashino, Tomohiro; Imahori, Hiroshi

    2015-09-14

    Bispyrroloheteroles have been synthesized to address their intrinsic structural, optical, and electrochemical properties. The X-ray crystal structures and calculated natural bond orbital (NBO) bond orders unambiguously demonstrated the existence of a two pyrrole-fused five-membered ring with short exocyclic C-C double bonds and long endocyclic C-C single bonds, supporting that the bispyrroloheteroles are rare examples of structurally characterized hybrid [5]radialenes. The bispyrroloheteroles were found to act as an electron-donating unit, which would be fascinating for the rational design of new charge-transporting and donor-acceptor photovoltaic materials as well as versatile charge-transfer complexes.

  10. SAP family proteins.

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    Fujita, A; Kurachi, Y

    2000-03-05

    Thus far, five members including Dlg, SAP97/hDlg, SAP90/PSD-95, SAP102, and PSD-93/chapsyn110 which belong to SAP family have been identified. Recent studies have revealed that these proteins play important roles in the localization and function of glutamate receptors and K(+) channels. Although most of them have been reported to be localized to the synapse, only one member, SAP97, is expressed also in the epithelial cells. In this review, we have summarized structural characters of SAP family proteins and discuss their functions in neurons and epithelial cells.

  11. 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

    2016-01-04

    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.

  12. 2,3-O-Isopropyl­idene-3-C-phenyl­erythrofuran­ose

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    Robinson, Tony V.; Taylor, Dennis K.; Tiekink, Edward R. T.

    2009-01-01

    The title compound, C13H16O, comprises two fused five-membered rings. Each ring has an envelope conformation, with the ether O atom in the furan­ose ring, and the CMe2 atom in the acetonide ring as the flap atoms. In the crystal, centrosymmetrically related mol­ecules associate via hydr­oxy–ether O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds and the resulting dimers are linked into a supra­molecular chain with a flattened topology via C—H⋯Ohydr­oxy contacts, and aligned in the a-axis direction. PMID:21578852

  13. Theoretical study of amino derivatives and anticancer platinum drug grafted on various carbon nanostructures.

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    Kraszewski, S; Duverger, E; Ramseyer, C; Picaud, F

    2013-11-07

    Density functional theory calculations with van der Waals approximation have been conducted to analyze the functionalization of various carbon-based nanostructures (fullerene, metallic, and semi-conducting nanotubes) with amino derivative groups. The results obtained with azomethine, show the formation of a five membered ring on fullerenes, and on nanotubes consistent with experimental observations. The attachment of an azomethine plus subsequent drug like a Pt(IV) complex does not perturb the cycloaddition process. Moreover, all theoretical results show that the length of different amino derivatives with subsequent Pt(IV) complex does not affect the complexed therapeutic agent when it is attached onto these carbon-based nanostructures.

  14. 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.

  15. Improved Mechanical Properties and Ozone Resistance of Radiation Cured SBR

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    1991-08-01

    in an electrophilic attack, a carbonium in (I) or a complex (TT) can be 6 the first intermediate : o4-/ >0 02C C Cr) (It) This was first proposed by...the formation of five-membered cyclic intermediates (I&II) 0-0 \\ \\ \\c II and he concluded that (I) decomposes into a carbonyl and biradical: 0.0 0 0...0 [--_ - -C. O=C / \\ / This scission reaction produces a ketone as ori( ui its products. 7 Another well known mechanism is the one proposed by Criegee

  16. 8-Bromo-3,4-dihydro-2H-1,3-thia­zino[2,3:2′,1′]imidazo[5′,4′-b]pyridine

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    Ghacham, Hend Bel; Rodi, Youssef Kandri; Capet, Frédéric; Essassi, El Mokhtar; Ng, Seik Weng

    2010-01-01

    The imidazopyridine ring system in the title compound, C9H8BrN3S, is almost planar [r.m.s. deviation of the C and N atoms = 0.007 (1) Å]. The S and methyl­ene C atoms connected to the five-membered ring lie within this plane. The remaining two methyl­ene groups of the thia­zine ring are disordered over two sets of sites in a 0.817 (5):0.183 (5) ratio. PMID:21579133

  17. 1,3-Bis[3-(1,3-dioxoisoindolin-2-yl)prop­yl]-1H-anthra[1,2-d]imidazole-2,6,11(3H)-trione

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    Afrakssou, Zahra; Rodi, Youssef Kandri; Capet, Frédéric; Essassi, El Mokhtar; Ng, Seik Weng

    2011-01-01

    The title compound, C37H26N4O7, is a 1H-anthra[2,1-d]imidazole-2,6,11(3H)-trione derivative having isoindolindionylpropyl substitutents attached to the imidazole N atoms. The anthraquinone fragment is buckled, the dihedral angle between the two benzene rings being 1.6 (1)°. The two isoindoline rings of the substituents of the imidazole ring are positioned on opposite sides of the five-membered ring; these are nearly mutually perpendicular [dihedral angle between isoindoline rings = 88.3 (1)°]. PMID:22091154

  18. Structure-activity relationships for pyrido-, imidazo-, pyrazolo-, pyrazino-, and pyrrolophenazinecarboxamides as topoisomerase-targeted anticancer agents.

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    Gamage, Swarna A; Spicer, Julie A; Rewcastle, Gordon W; Milton, John; Sohal, Sukhjit; Dangerfield, Wendy; Mistry, Prakash; Vicker, Nigel; Charlton, Peter A; Denny, William A

    2002-01-31

    Heterocyclic phenazinecarboxamides were prepared by condensation of aminoheterocycles and 2-halo-3-nitrobenzoic acids, followed by reductive ring closure and amidation. They showed similar inhibition of paired cell lines that underexpressed topo II or overexpressed P-glycoprotein, indicating a non topo II mechanism of cytotoxicity and indifference to P-glycoprotein mediated multidrug resistance. Compounds with a fused five-membered heterocyclic ring were generally less potent than the pyrido[4,3-a]phenazines. A 4-methoxypyrido[4,3-a]phenazine (IC(50)s 2.5-26 nM) gave modest (ca. 5 day) growth delays in H69/P xenografts with oral dosing.

  19. 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.

  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

    2015-01-01

    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

  1. Cathepsin proteases in Toxoplasma gondii

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    Dou, Zhicheng; Carruthers, Vern B.

    2014-01-01

    Cysteine proteases are important for the growth and survival of apicomplexan parasites that infect humans. The apicomplexan Toxoplasma gondii expresses five members of the C1 family of cysteine proteases, including one cathepsin L-like (TgCPL), one cathepsin B-like (TgCPB), and three cathepsin C-like (TgCPC1, 2 and 3) proteases. Recent genetic, biochemical and structural studies reveal that cathepsins function in microneme and rhoptry protein maturation, host cell invasion, replication, and nutrient acquisition.. Here, we review the key features and roles of T. gondii cathepsins and discuss the therapeutic potential for specific inhibitor development. PMID:21660658

  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. Crystal structure of the stimulatory complex of GTP cyclohydrolase I and its feedback regulatory protein GFRP.

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    Maita, Nobuo; Okada, Kengo; Hatakeyama, Kazuyuki; Hakoshima, Toshio

    2002-02-05

    In the presence of phenylalanine, GTP cyclohydrolase I feedback regulatory protein (GFRP) forms a stimulatory 360-kDa complex with GTP cyclohydrolase I (GTPCHI), which is the rate-limiting enzyme in the biosynthesis of tetrahydrobiopterin. The crystal structure of the stimulatory complex reveals that the GTPCHI decamer is sandwiched by two GFRP homopentamers. Each GFRP pentamer forms a symmetrical five-membered ring similar to beta-propeller. Five phenylalanine molecules are buried inside each interface between GFRP and GTPCHI, thus enhancing the binding of these proteins. The complex structure suggests that phenylalanine-induced GTPCHI x GFRP complex formation enhances GTPCHI activity by locking the enzyme in the active state.

  4. Crystal structure of rac-3-hy­droxy-2-(p-tol­yl)-2,3,3a,4,7,7a-hexa­hydro-1H-4,7-methano­isoindol-1-one

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    Aslantaş, Mehmet; Çelik, Cumali; Çelik, Ömer; Karayel, Arzu

    2015-01-01

    In the title compound, C16H17NO2, the cyclo­hexene ring adopts a boat conformation, and the five-membered rings have envelope conformations with the bridging atom as the flap. Their mean planes are oriented at a dihedral angle of 86.51 (7)°. The mol­ecular structure is stabilized by a short intra­molecular C—H⋯O contact. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked by O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds forming chains propagating along [100]. The chains are linked by C—H⋯π inter­actions, forming slabs parallel to (001). PMID:25844217

  5. Crystal structure of 1,2,3,5-di-O-methyl­ene-α-d-xylo­furan­ose

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    Tiritiris, Ioannis; Tussetschläger, Stefan; Kantlehner, Willi

    2015-01-01

    The title compound, C7H10O5, was synthesized by reaction of d-xylose with paraformaldehyde. In the crystal, the central part of the mol­ecule consists of a five-membered C4O ring with an envelope conformation, with the methine C atom adjacent to the O atom being the flap. The protected O atoms of both cyclic acetal groups are oriented so that the four chiral C atoms of the furan­ose part show an R configuration. C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds are present between adjacent mol­ecules, generating a three-dimensional network. PMID:26594582

  6. Methyl 2-[(3RS,4RS)-3-phenyl-4-(phenyl­sulfon­yl)isoxazolidin-2-yl]acetate

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    Gültekin, Zeynep; Civan, Mehmet; Frey, Wolfgang; Hökelek, Tuncer

    2014-01-01

    In the title compound, C18H19NO5S, the five-membered isoxazolidine ring is in a half-chair conformation, and the phenyl rings are oriented at a dihedral angle of 66.53 (3)°. In the crystal, C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol­ecules into a three-dimensional supra­molecular structure. A weak C—H⋯π inter­action is also observed between adjacent mol­ecules. PMID:24940296

  7. 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.

  8. (E)-5-[(2-Hy-droxy-3-meth-oxy-benzyl-idene)amino]-1,3,4-thia-diazole-2(3H)-thione.

    PubMed

    Kargar, Hadi; Kia, Reza

    2011-12-01

    In the title compound, C(10)H(9)N(3)O(2)S(2), the dihedral angle between the benzene ring and the five-membered ring is 1.54 (13)°. An intra-molecular O-H⋯N hydrogen bond makes an S(6) ring. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked together through bifurcated N-H⋯(O,O) hydrogen bonds having R(1) (2)(5) ring motifs, forming chains along the b axis. The crystal structure also features π-π inter-actions, with centroid-centroid distances of 3.699 (3)-3.767 (3) Å.

  9. 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.

  10. Construction of a Chiral Silicon Center by Rhodium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Intramolecular Hydrosilylation.

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    Naganawa, Yuki; Namba, Tomoya; Kawagishi, Mayu; Nishiyama, Hisao

    2015-06-22

    Rhodium-catalyzed enantioselective desymmetrizing intramolecular hydrosilylation of symmetrically disubstituted hydrosilanes is described. The original axially chiral phenanthroline ligand (S)-BinThro (Binol-derived phenanthroline) was found to work as an effective chiral catalyst for this transformation. A chiral silicon stereogenic center is one of the chiral motifs gaining much attention in asymmetric syntheses and the present protocol provides cyclic five-membered organosilanes incorporating chiral silicon centers with high enantioselectivities (up to 91 % ee). The putative active Rh(I) catalyst takes the form of an N,N,O-tridentate coordination complex, as determined by several complementary experiments.

  11. An Unexpected Deamination Reaction after Hydrolysis of the Pyrimidine (6-4) Pyrimidone Photoproduct

    PubMed Central

    2015-01-01

    Pyrimidine (6-4) pyrimidone photoproduct (6-4PP), a common DNA photolesion formed under solar irradiation, was indicated to hydrolyze under strong basic conditions, breaking the N3–C4 bond at the 5′-thymine. The reanalysis of this reaction revealed that the resulting water adduct may not be stable as previously proposed; it readily undergoes an esterification reaction induced by the 5-OH group at 6-4PP to form a five-membered ring, eliminating a molecule of ammonia. PMID:25250878

  12. H12461. Fluorine as a Regiocontrol Element in the Ring Openings of Bicyclic Aziridiniums

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    Lam, Yu-hong; Cossy, Janine; Prado, Domingo Gomez; Cochi, Anne

    2013-01-01

    The origin of the variation in the regioselectivity of the nucleophilic ring-opening of a series of bicyclic aziridinium ions derived from N-alkylprolinols was investigated by quantum chemical computations (M06-2X/6-31+G(d,p)—SMD). These aziridiniums differ only in the degree and the stereochemistry of fluoro substitution at C(4). With the azide ion as nucleophile, the ratio of the piperidine to the pyrrolidine product was computed. An electrostatic gauche effect influences the conformation of the adjoining five-membered ring in the fluorinated bicyclic aziridinium. This controls the regioselectivity of the aziridinium ring-opening. PMID:23471532

  13. Complete (1) H NMR assignment of cedranolides.

    PubMed

    Perez-Hernandez, Nury; Gordillo-Roman, Barbara; Arrieta-Baez, Daniel; Cerda-Garcia-Rojas, Carlos M; Joseph-Nathan, Pedro

    2017-03-01

    Complete and unambiguous (1) H NMR chemical shift assignment of α-cedrene (2) and cedrol (9), as well as for α-pipitzol (1), isocedrol (10), and the six related compounds 3-8 has been established by iterative full spin analysis using the PERCH NMR software (PERCH Solutions Ltd., Kuopio, Finland). The total sets of coupling constants are described and correlated with the conformational equilibria of the five-membered ring of 1-10, which were calculated using the complete basis set method. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  14. 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.

  15. Hydrogen-bonded clusters of ferrocenecarboxylic acid on Au(111).

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    Quardokus, Rebecca C; Wasio, Natalie A; Christie, John A; Henderson, Kenneth W; Forrest, Ryan P; Lent, Craig S; Corcelli, Steven A; Kandel, S Alex

    2014-09-14

    Self-assembled monolayers of ferrocenecarboxylic acid (FcCOOH) contain two fundamental units, both stabilized by intermolecular hydrogen bonding: dimers and cyclic five-membered catemers. At surface coverages below a full monolayer, however, there is a significantly more varied structure that includes double-row clusters containing two to twelve FcCOOH molecules. Statistical analysis shows a distribution of cluster sizes that is sharply peaked compared to a binomial distribution. This rules out simple nucleation-and-growth mechanisms of cluster formation, and strongly suggests that clusters are formed in solution and collapse into rows when deposited on the Au(111) surface.

  16. Study of ester crosslinking reactions on aluminum surfaces by infrared attenuated total reflectance spectrometry

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    Bhat, Sanmitra A.; Yang, Charles Q.; de Haseth, James A.

    1998-06-01

    Polycarboxylic acids are used as an alternative nonformaldehyde durable press finishing agents for cotton fabrics. Previous studies have shown that polycarboxylic acids esterify with cotton cellulose through intermediate formation of a cyclic anhydride. Cotton cellulose, due to the presence of hydroxyl groups, is a very active substrate. To understand the mechanism of ester formation, esterification reactions were studied on aluminum surfaces by infrared attenuated total reflectance (ATR) spectrometry. The infrared data showed that a five-membered cyclic anhydride is formed as an intermediate, that esterifies with the crosslinking agents. The data also demonstrated that formation of anhydride increases with temperature and also in the presence of a catalyst.

  17. N-(2-Carb-oxy-eth-yl)-2,5-dide-oxy-2,5-imino-d-mannonic acid [(3R,4R,5R)-1-(2-carb-oxy-eth-yl)-3,4-dihy-droxy-5-hy-droxy-methyl-l-proline].

    PubMed

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

    2012-10-01

    The absolute stereochemistry of the title compound, C(9)H(15)NO(7), 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 -CH(2)OH-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 mol-ecule acting as a donor and acceptor for four hydrogen bonds.

  18. 3-O-Benzyl-6-O-benzoyl-1,2-O-isopropil­idene-5-C-nitro­methyl-a-d-glucofuran­ose

    PubMed Central

    Pampín, Begoña; Valencia, Laura; Estévez, Juan C.; Estévez, Ramón J.

    2009-01-01

    The title compound, C24H27NO9, is one of the epimers of the Henry reaction of 3-O-benzyl-6-O-benzoyl-2-O-isopropyl­idene-a-d-glucofuran-5-one with nitro­methane. The conformation of the five membered rings is as expected from the precursor compound and the mol­ecule is folded with a dihedral angle of 51.4 (2)° between the aromatic rings. One O—H⋯O hydrogen bond and some intra­molecular and inter­molecular C—H⋯O inter­actions are observed in the structure. PMID:21581936

  19. Liftoff of Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-97

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    Space Shuttle Endeavour rockets off Launch Pad 39B in a perfect, on-time launch. Liftoff of Endeavour occurred at 10:06:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97. 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 Dec. 11 at 6:19 p.m. EST.

  20. Liftoff of Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-97

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    Twin columns of flame spew from the solid rocket boosters lifting Space Shuttle Endeavour out of the smoke and steam and into the night sky. 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 at KSC Dec. 11 at 6:19 p.m. EST.

  1. Medicinal Chemistry Perspective of Fused Isoxazole Derivatives.

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    Barmade, Mahesh A; Murumkar, Prashant R; Sharma, Mayank Kumar; Yadav, Mange Ram

    2016-01-01

    Nitrogen containing heterocyclic rings with an oxygen atom is considered as one of the best combination in medicinal chemistry due to their diversified biological activities. Isoxazole, a five membered heterocyclic azole ring is found in naturally occuring ibetonic acid along with some of the marketed drugs such as valdecoxib, flucloxacillin, cloxacillin, dicloxacillin, and danazol. It is also significant for showing antipsychotic activity in risperidone and anticonvulsant activity in zonisamide, the marketed drugs. This review article covers research articles reported till date covering biological activity along with SAR of fused isoxazole derivatives.

  2. 2-Ethyl-6,6-ethyl­enedisulfanediyl-7-methoxy­methyl-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexa­hydro-1,5-methano­azocino[4,3-b]indol-3-one

    PubMed Central

    Tercan, Barış; Şahin, Ertan; Patır, Süleyman; Hökelek, Tuncer

    2010-01-01

    The title compound, C20H24N2O2S2, consists of a tetra­cyclic ring system containing an azocino skeleton with ethyl, dithiol­ane and methoxy­methyl groups as substituents. The benzene and five-membered rings are nearly coplanar, with a dihedral angle of 2.78 (11)°. The dithiol­ane ring adopts an envelope conformation. In the crystal structure, inter­molecular C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol­ecules into chains nearly parallel to the c axis. Two C—H⋯π inter­actions are also present. PMID:21579758

  3. 6,6-[Ethyl­enebis(sulfanediyl)]-2-(2-methoxy­ethyl)-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexa­hydro-1,5-methano-1H-azocino[4,3-b]indol-3-one

    PubMed Central

    Tercan, Barış; Yüksel, Fatma; Patır, Süleyman; Hökelek, Tuncer

    2010-01-01

    The title compound, C19H22N2O2S2, consists of a tetra­cyclic ring system containing an azocine skeleton with methoxy­ethyl and dithiol­ane groups as substituents. The benzene and five-membered N-heterocyclic rings are nearly coplanar, making a dihedral angle of 0.81 (12)°. The dithiol­ane ring adopts an envelope conformation. Inter­molecular N—H⋯O hydrogen-bonding and weak C—H⋯π inter­actions are present in the crystal structure. PMID:21579376

  4. Instrumental analysis for differentiation of beers and evaluation of beer ageing

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    Dreve, Simina; Voica, Cezara; Dragan, Felicia; Georgiu, Monica

    2013-11-01

    A representative selection of 5 different beers commercially available were measured spectrophotometrically in UV-Vis spectral region and by fluorescence spectroscopy, in order to determine qualitative differentiation due to the mainly iso-R-acids (with a five member ring) originating from R-acids present in hops. Minerals and trace elements analysis were also performed by ICP-MS method. The determination of the bitter organic acids in beers and of the content in metallic ions can be used as indicators for differentiation of beers and evaluation of beer ageing.

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

    PubMed

    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.

  6. Familial abnormalities of thyroxine binding proteins: some problems of recognition and interpretation.

    PubMed Central

    Neild, J E; Byfield, P G; Lalloz, M R; Tait, D; Marigold, J H; Croft, D N; Slavin, B M

    1985-01-01

    A three generation family study was carried out after inappropriate treatment with radioactive iodine of a 50 year old woman with a raised serum total thyroxine concentration and free thyroxine index. Subsequent investigations showed that she and five members of her family had raised thyroxine binding globulin concentrations. Free thyroxine and free triiodothyronine concentrations were normal. Problems encountered in the recognition of this thyroxine binding protein disorder are discussed. Clinicians and clinical biochemists should be aware of these pitfalls and thus avoid further incorrect treatment on the basis of biochemical findings, even though free hormone estimations are now becoming readily available. PMID:3919066

  7. 8-Bromo-3-(cyclo­propanylcarbon­yl)-5-methyl­indolizine-1-carbonitrile

    PubMed Central

    Fan, Dahe; Tang, Fan; Wang, Wei

    2012-01-01

    The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C14H11BrN2O, contains three independent mol­ecules with very similar geometries. The dihedral angles between the side chain of the cyclo­propyl plane and the five-membered ring to which it is attached are 55.0 (2), 58.1 (2) and 60.2 (3)° for the three mol­ecules. Each mol­ecule forms an intra­molecular C—H⋯O hydrogen bond. PMID:22719653

  8. Hydrogen-bonding between the hydrogen peroxide molecule and the hydroperoxy radical (H 2O 2-HO 2): the global minimum

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    Alikhani, Mohammad Esmaı̈l; Barone, Vincenzo

    2004-06-01

    Spectroscopic properties of H 2O 2-HO 2 have been re-investigated by post Hartree-Fock methods including anharmonic vibrational effects through a second order perturbative approach. The results have been compared to recent experimental data. The very low barrier height computed for the conversion of the five-membered complex into its more stable six-membered counterpart (27 cm -1) explains why only the six-membered hydrogen-bonded complex is observed in argon matrices. The calculated anharmonic frequencies of the latter complex are in excellent agreement with experimental data.

  9. Synthesis of new pyrazolyl-1,3-diazabicyclo[3.1.0]hexe-3-ene derivatives

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    Kiyani, Hamzeh; Albooyeh, Fereshteh; Fallahnezhad, Saied

    2015-07-01

    A series of new of photochromic 1,3-diazabicyclo[3.1.0]hex-3-ene derivatives based on the skeleton of five-membered pyrazole moiety have been synthesized and characterized by spectral techniques, as well as their photochromic properties were examined under UV light irradiation in various solutions. All these newly synthesized compounds showed good photochromic properties in the both solution and solid states. The UV-Visible spectral analysis of the corresponding pyrazolyl bicyclic aziridines established structure-photochromic behavior relationships.

  10. The Roles of the BLM Helicase in Homologous Recombination and DNA Repair

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2005-05-01

    in the HR pathway for the RecQ family of helicases . Mutation of the BLM protein, one of five RecQ helicases in humans, causes Bloom’s syndrome, a rare...and a number of factors essential to this process have been described. One such factor is the human RecQ -like helicase BLM, whose inactivation is...BLM is one of five members of the RecQ helicase family identified thus far in humans. Interestingly, mutations in two other human RecQ helicases

  11. Method for controlling clathrate hydrates in fluid systems

    DOEpatents

    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.

  12. First Insertions of Carbene Ligands into Ge-N and Si-N Bonds.

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    Álvarez-Rodríguez, Lucía; Cabeza, Javier A; García-Álvarez, Pablo; Gómez-Gallego, Mar; Merinero, Alba D; Sierra, Miguel A

    2017-03-28

    The insertion of carbene ligands into Ge-N (three examples) and Si-N (one example) bonds has been achieved for the first time by treating Fischer carbene complexes (M=W, Cr) with bulky amidinatotetrylenes (E=Ge, Si). These reactions, which start with a nucleophilic attack of the amidinatotetrylene heavier group 14 atom to the carbene C atom, proceed through a stereoselective insertion of the carbene fragment into an E-N bond of the amidinatotetrylene ENCN four-membered ring, leading to [M(CO)5 L] derivatives in which L belongs to a novel family of tetrylene ligands comprising an ECNCN five-membered ring.

  13. Crystal structure of 4-{[(cyano­imino)(methyl­sulfanyl)meth­yl]amino}-1,5-dimethyl-2-phenyl-2,3-di­hydro-1H-pyrazol-3-one

    PubMed Central

    Elgemeie, Galal H.; Abouzeid, Mamdouh; Jones, Peter G.

    2015-01-01

    In the title compound, C14H15N5OS, the tautomer present in the solid state is that in which the immediately exocyclic N atom bears the H atom. The central five-membered ring is almost planar (r.m.s. deviation = 0.025 Å), but both its N atoms are significantly pyramidalized. A classical hydrogen bond from the N—H group to the cyanide N atom forms inversion-symmetric dimers, which are further linked by C—H⋯O inter­actions. PMID:25705464

  14. 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.

  15. Synthesis of Some New 3, 5-Bis (substituted) Pyrazoles and Isoxazoles Based on (N’1E, N’3E)- N’1, N’3-Bis (3, 4, 5-substitutedbenzlidene) Malonohydrazide under Solvothermal Conditions

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    Abdu Musad, Ebraheem; Lokanatha Rai, Kuriya Madavu; Byrappa, Kullaiah

    2010-01-01

    The new 3,5-(substituted) pyrazoles and isoxazoles were prepared by reaction of (N’1E, N’3E)- N’1, N’3-bis (3,4,5-substitutedbenzylidene)malonohydrazide with hydrazine hydrate and hydroxylamine hydrochloride respectively under solvothermal conditions involving an ecofriendly method without any environmental pollution, the yield are in the range of 75–96%. The structure of the new compounds were established using elemental analysis, IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR. PMID:23675175

  16. C-Glucopyranosyl-1,2,4-triazoles As New Potent Inhibitors of Glycogen Phosphorylase

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    2013-01-01

    Glycogen phosphorylase inhibitors are considered as potential antidiabetic agents. 3-(β-d-Glucopyranosyl)-5-substituted-1,2,4-triazoles were prepared by acylation of O-perbenzoylated N1-tosyl-C-β-d-glucopyranosyl formamidrazone and subsequent removal of the protecting groups. The best inhibitor was 3-(β-d-glucopyranosyl)-5-(2-naphthyl)-1,2,4-triazole (Ki = 0.41 μM against rabbit muscle glycogen phosphorylase b). PMID:24900719

  17. Enantioselective sp(3) C-H alkylation of γ-butyrolactam by a chiral Ir(I) catalyst for the synthesis of 4-substituted γ-amino acids.

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    Tahara, Yu-ki; Michino, Masamichi; Ito, Mamoru; Kanyiva, Kyalo Stephen; Shibata, Takanori

    2015-12-04

    Ir-catalyzed sp(3) C-H alkylation of γ-butyrolactam with alkenes was used for the highly enantioselective synthesis of 5-substituted γ-lactams, which were readily converted into chiral 4-substituted γ-amino acids. A broad scope of alkenes was amenable as coupling partners, and the alkylated product using acrylate could be transformed into the key intermediate of pyrrolam A synthesis.

  18. Colour and constitution: linear free energy relationships and/or polymethinic colour rules?

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    Daehne, S.; Hoffmann, K.

    1990-03-01

    Model considerations of 1-donor-4-acceptor-substituted butadienes and benzenes, of 4-, and 5-substituted models of 2-nitroanilines, and of nitro-substituted methylene blue show that triad theory and its polymethinic colour rules reveal of physico-chemical background of LFERs as well as their limitations whereas, on the other hand, polymethinic colour rules can be quantified, and exceptions can be explained, by using results of LFERs.

  19. 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.

  20. 5,10,15,20-Tetra­kis(4-acetyl­oxyphen­yl)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.

    2012-01-01

    Mol­ecules of the title compound, C52H38N4O8, are located on an inversion center so that the asymmetric cell contains one half of the mol­ecule. 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 mol­ecules in voids of volume 217 Å3 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

  1. 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.

  2. Crystal structure of methyl (3RS,4SR,4aRS,11aRS,11bSR)-5-oxo-3,4,4a,5,7,8,9,10,11,11a-deca-hydro-3,11b-ep-oxy-azepino[2,1-a]iso-indole-4-carboxyl-ate.

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    Toze, Flavien A A; Poplevin, Dmitry S; Zubkov, Fedor I; Nikitina, Eugeniya V; Porras, Ciara; Khrustalev, Victor N

    2015-10-01

    The title compound, C15H19NO4, is the a product of the esterification of the corresponding carbonic acid with methanol. The mol-ecule comprises a fused tetra-cyclic system containing three five-membered rings (2-pyrrolidinone, tetra-hydro-furan and di-hydro-furan) and one seven-membered ring (azepane). The five-membered rings have the usual envelope conformations, with the quaternary C atom being the flap atom for the 2-pyrrolidinone ring, and the ether O atom being the common flap atom for the remaining rings. The seven-membered azepane ring adopts a chair conformation with the methine and middle methyl-ene C atoms lying above and below the mean plane defined by the remaining five atoms. The carboxyl-ate substituent is rotated by 77.56 (5)° with respect to the base plane of the tetra-hydro-furan ring. In the crystal, the mol-ecules are bound by weak C-H⋯O hydrogen-bonding inter-actions into puckered layers parallel to (001).

  3. Crystal structure of methyl 2-(2H-1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-7,9-di-bromo-8-oxo-1-oxa-spiro-[4.5]deca-2,6,9-triene-3-car-boxyl-ate.

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    Martins, Lucimara Julio; Simoni, Deborah de Alencar; Aparicio, Ricardo; Coelho, Fernando

    2014-12-01

    The title compound, C18H12Br2O6, was synthesized from Morita-Baylis-Hillman adducts. It incorporates the bromin-ated spiro-hexa-dienone moiety typically exhibited by compounds of this class that exhibit biological activity. Both the brominated cyclo-hexa-dienone and the central five-membered rings are nearly planar (r.m.s. deviations of 0.044 and 0.016 Å, respectively), being almost perpendicularly oriented [inter-planar angle = 89.47 (5)°]. With respect to the central five-membered ring, the brominated cyclo-hexa-dienone ring, the benzodioxol ring and the carboxyl-ate fragment make C-O-C-C, O-C-C-C and C-C-C-O dihedral angles of -122.11 (8), -27.20 (11) and -8.40 (12)°, respectively. An intra-molecular C-H⋯O hydrogen bond occurs. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked by non-classical C-H⋯O and C-H⋯Br hydrogen bonds resulting in a molecular packing in which the brominated rings are in a head-to-head orientation, forming well marked planes parallel to the b axis.

  4. Selective Fluorescence Detection of Cysteine over Homocysteine and Glutathione Based on a Cysteine-Triggered Dual Michael Addition/Retro-aza-aldol Cascade Reaction.

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    Liu, Yawei; Lv, Xin; Hou, Min; Shi, Yawei; Guo, Wei

    2015-11-17

    In this work, a cysteine (Cys)-triggered dual Michael addition/retro-aza-aldol cascade reaction has been exploited and utilized to construct a fluorescent probe for Cys for the first time. The resulting fluorescent probe 8-alkynylBodipy 1 contains an activated alkynyl unit as Michael receptor and a Bodipy dye as fluorescence reporter and can highly selectively detect Cys over homocysteine (Hcy)/glutathione (GSH) as well as other amino acids with a significant fluorescence off-on response (∼4500-fold) and an ultralow detection limit (0.38 nM). The high selectivity of 1 for Cys could be attributed to a kinetically favored five-membered cyclic intermediate produced by the dual Michael addition of Cys with the activated alkynyl unit of 1. The big fluorescence off-on response is due to the subsequent retro-aza-aldol reaction of the five-membered cyclic intermediate that results in the release of a highly fluorescent 8-methylBodipy dye 2. The probe has been successfully used to detect and image Cys in serum and cells, respectively.

  5. Theoretical studies on the reaction of mono- and ditriflate derivatives of 1,4:3,6-dianhydro- d-mannitol with trimethylamine—Can a quaternary ammonium salt be a source of the methyl group?

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    Bednarko, Justyna; Wielińska, Justyna; Sikora, Karol; Liberek, Beata; Nowacki, Andrzej

    2016-01-01

    DFT studies on the mechanism of the formation of "gemini" quaternary ammonium salts in the reaction of 1,4:3,6-dianhydro- d-mannitol ditriflate derivative with trimethylamine and its subsequent conversion to tertiary amine through the methyl-transfer reaction are discussed. Two alternative reaction pathways are presented in the gas phase and in ethanol. Additionally, the transformation of the monotriflate derivative of 1,4:3,6-dianhydro- d-mannitol into the single quaternary ammonium salt is presented. Two functionals (B3LYP, M062X) and two basis sets (6-31+G** and 6-311++G**) were used for the calculations. The effect of the substituent attached to the five-membered rings at the C2 (and/or C5) carbon atom on the activation barrier is described. The trimethylammonium group bond to the five-membered ring greatly reduces the activation barrier height. The preferred reaction pathway for the conversions was established. Including the London dispersion in the calculations increases the stabilization of all the points on the potential energy surface in relation to individual reactants.

  6. 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.

  7. From formamide to purine: an energetically viable mechanistic reaction pathway.

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    Wang, Jing; Gu, Jiande; Nguyen, Minh Tho; Springsteen, Greg; Leszczynski, Jerzy

    2013-02-28

    A step-by-step mechanistic pathway following the transformation of formamide to purine through a five-membered ring intermediate has been explored by density functional theory computations. The highlight of the mechanistic route detailed here is that the proposed pathway represents the simplest reaction pathway. All necessary reactants are generated from a single starting compound, formamide, through energetically viable reactions. Several important reaction steps are involved in this mechanistic route: formylation-dehydration, Leuckart reduction, five- and six-membered ring-closure, and deamination. On the basis of the study of noncatalytic pathways, catalytic water has been found to provide energetically viable step-by-step mechanistic pathways. Among these reaction steps, five-member ring-closure is the rate-determining step. The energy barrier (ca. 42 kcal/mol) of this rate-control step is somewhat lower than the rate-determining step (ca. 44 kcal/mol) for a pyrimidine-based pathway reported previously. The mechanistic pathway reported herein is less energetically demanding than for previously proposed routes to adenine.

  8. Succinimide Formation from an NGR-Containing Cyclic Peptide: Computational Evidence for Catalytic Roles of Phosphate Buffer and the Arginine Side Chain.

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    Kirikoshi, Ryota; Manabe, Noriyoshi; Takahashi, Ohgi

    2017-02-16

    The Asn-Gly-Arg (NGR) motif and its deamidation product isoAsp-Gly-Arg (isoDGR) have recently attracted considerable attention as tumor-targeting ligands. Because an NGR-containing peptide and the corresponding isoDGR-containing peptide target different receptors, the spontaneous NGR deamidation can be used in dual targeting strategies. It is well known that the Asn deamidation proceeds via a succinimide derivative. In the present study, we computationally investigated the mechanism of succinimide formation from a cyclic peptide, c[CH₂CO-NGRC]-NH₂, which has recently been shown to undergo rapid deamidation in a phosphate buffer. An H₂PO₄(-) ion was explicitly included in the calculations. We employed the density functional theory using the B3LYP functional. While geometry optimizations were performed in the gas phase, hydration Gibbs energies were calculated by the SM8 (solvation model 8) continuum model. We have found a pathway leading to the five-membered ring tetrahedral intermediate in which both the H₂PO₄(-) ion and the Arg side chain act as catalyst. This intermediate, once protonated at the NH₂ group on the five-membered ring, was shown to easily undergo NH₃ elimination leading to the succinimide formation. This study is the first to propose a possible catalytic role for the Arg side chain in the NGR deamidation.

  9. Succinimide Formation from an NGR-Containing Cyclic Peptide: Computational Evidence for Catalytic Roles of Phosphate Buffer and the Arginine Side Chain

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    Kirikoshi, Ryota; Manabe, Noriyoshi; Takahashi, Ohgi

    2017-01-01

    The Asn-Gly-Arg (NGR) motif and its deamidation product isoAsp-Gly-Arg (isoDGR) have recently attracted considerable attention as tumor-targeting ligands. Because an NGR-containing peptide and the corresponding isoDGR-containing peptide target different receptors, the spontaneous NGR deamidation can be used in dual targeting strategies. It is well known that the Asn deamidation proceeds via a succinimide derivative. In the present study, we computationally investigated the mechanism of succinimide formation from a cyclic peptide, c[CH2CO-NGRC]-NH2, which has recently been shown to undergo rapid deamidation in a phosphate buffer. An H2PO4− ion was explicitly included in the calculations. We employed the density functional theory using the B3LYP functional. While geometry optimizations were performed in the gas phase, hydration Gibbs energies were calculated by the SM8 (solvation model 8) continuum model. We have found a pathway leading to the five-membered ring tetrahedral intermediate in which both the H2PO4− ion and the Arg side chain act as catalyst. This intermediate, once protonated at the NH2 group on the five-membered ring, was shown to easily undergo NH3 elimination leading to the succinimide formation. This study is the first to propose a possible catalytic role for the Arg side chain in the NGR deamidation. PMID:28212316

  10. Crystal structure of N-de­acetyl­lappa­coni­tine

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    Shi, Xin-Wei; Lu, Qiang-Qiang; Zhou, Jun-Hui; Cui, Xin-Ai

    2015-01-01

    The title compound, C30H42N2O7 [systematic name: (1S,4S,5S,7S,8S,9S,10S,11S,13R,14S,16S,17R)-20-ethyl-4,8,9-trihy­droxy-1,14,16-tri­meth­oxy­aconitan-4-yl 2-amino­benzoate], isolated from roots of Aconitum sinomontanum Nakai, is a typical aconitane-type C19-diterpenoid alkaloid, which crystallizes with two independent mol­ecules in the asymmetric unit. The conformations of the two independent mol­ecules are closely similar. Each mol­ecule comprises four six-membered rings (A, B, D and E) including one six-membered N-containing heterocyclic ring (E), and two five-membered rings (C and F). Rings A, B and E adopt chair conformations, while ring D displays a boat conformation. Five-membered rings C and F exhibit envelope conformations. IntramolecularN—H⋯O hydrogen bonds between the amino group and carbonyl O atom help to stabilize molecular structure. In the crystal, O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol­ecules into zigzag chains propagating in [010]. PMID:26396805

  11. A Study about Regioisomeric Hydroquinones with Multiple Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonding.

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    Martínez-Cifuentes, Maximiliano; Cardona, Wilson; Saitz, Claudio; Weiss-López, Boris; Araya-Maturana, Ramiro

    2017-04-07

    A theoretical exploration about hydrogen bonding in a series of synthetic regioisomeric antitumor tricyclic hydroquinones is presented. The stabilization energy for the intramolecular hydrogen bond (IHB) formation in four structurally different situations were evaluated: (a) IHB between the proton of a phenolic hydroxyl group and an ortho-carbonyl group (forming a six-membered ring); (b) between the oxygen atom of a phenolic hydroxyl group and the proton of an hydroxyalkyl group (seven membered ring); (c) between the proton of a phenolic hydroxyl group with the oxygen atom of the hydroxyl group of a hydroxyalkyl moiety (seven-membered ring); and (d) between the proton of a phenolic hydroxyl group and an oxygen atom directly bonded to the aromatic ring in ortho position (five-membered ring). A conformational analysis for the rotation around the hydroxyalkyl substituent is also performed. It is observed that there is a correspondence between the conformational energies and the IHB. The strongest intramolecular hydrogen bonds are those involving a phenolic proton and a carbonyl oxygen atom, forming a six-membered ring, and the weakest are those involving a phenolic proton with the oxygen atom of the chromenone, forming five-membered rings. Additionally, the synthesis and structural assignment of two pairs of regioisomeric hydroquinones, by 2D-NMR experiments, are reported. These results can be useful in the design of biologically-active molecules.

  12. Conformational profile of a proline-arginine hybrid

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    Revilla-López, Guillermo; Jiménez, Ana I.; Cativiela, Carlos; Nussinov, Ruth; Alemán, Carlos; Zanuy, David

    2010-01-01

    The intrinsic conformational preferences of a new non-proteinogenic amino acid have been explored by computational methods. This tailored molecule, named (βPro)Arg, is conceived as a replacement for arginine in bioactive peptides when the stabilization of folded turn-like conformations is required. The new residue features a proline skeleton that bears the guanidilated side chain of arginine at the Cβ position of the five-membered pyrrolidine ring, either in a cis or a trans orientation with respect to the carboxylic acid. The conformational profile of the N-acetyl-N'-methylamide derivatives of the cis and trans isomers of (βPro)Arg has been examined in the gas phase and in solution by B3LYP/6–31+G(d,p) calculations and molecular dynamics simulations. The main conformational features of both isomers represent a balance between geometric restrictions imposed by the five-membered pyrrolidine ring and the ability of the guanidilated side chain to interact with the backbone through hydrogen-bonds. Thus, both cis and trans (βPro)Arg exhibit a preference for the αL conformation as a consequence of the interactions established between the guanidinium moiety and the main-chain amide groups. PMID:20886854

  13. Crystal structure of methyl (3RS,4SR,4aRS,11aRS,11bSR)-5-oxo-3,4,4a,5,7,8,9,10,11,11a-deca­hydro-3,11b-ep­oxy­azepino[2,1-a]iso­indole-4-carboxyl­ate

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    Toze, Flavien A. A.; Poplevin, Dmitry S.; Zubkov, Fedor I.; Nikitina, Eugeniya V.; Porras, Ciara; Khrustalev, Victor N.

    2015-01-01

    The title compound, C15H19NO4, is the a product of the esterification of the corresponding carbonic acid with methanol. The mol­ecule comprises a fused tetra­cyclic system containing three five-membered rings (2-pyrrolidinone, tetra­hydro­furan and di­hydro­furan) and one seven-membered ring (azepane). The five-membered rings have the usual envelope conformations, with the quaternary C atom being the flap atom for the 2-pyrrolidinone ring, and the ether O atom being the common flap atom for the remaining rings. The seven-membered azepane ring adopts a chair conformation with the methine and middle methyl­ene C atoms lying above and below the mean plane defined by the remaining five atoms. The carboxyl­ate substituent is rotated by 77.56 (5)° with respect to the base plane of the tetra­hydro­furan ring. In the crystal, the mol­ecules are bound by weak C—H⋯O hydrogen-bonding inter­actions into puckered layers parallel to (001). PMID:26594446

  14. Presence of phosphorus in Nephila clavipes dragline silk.

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    Michal, C A; Simmons, A H; Chew, B G; Zax, D B; Jelinski, L W

    1996-01-01

    Solid-state 31P-NMR of Nephila clavipes dragline silk indicates the presence of phosphorus in at least two chemically distinct environments. Amino acid analyses of acid-hydrolyzed silk confirm the presence of phosphotyrosine as one of the phosphorus-containing components. The unusual chemical shift (18.9 ppm downfield from 85% H3PO4), proton chemical shift, and acid lability of a second component suggest that it is part of a strained five-membered cyclic phosphate that might be found on a beta-D-ribose. The five-membered cyclic phosphate is not removed from the silk fibers by exhaustive aqueous extraction. It is absent in nascent silk fibroin from the glands, suggesting that its formation is part of the fiber processing that occurs in the ducts leading to the spinnerets. High-resolution NMR spectra of silk dissolved in propionic acid/12 N HCl (50:50 v/v) show five phosphorus sites assigned to phosphorylated tyrosine residues, phosphorylated serine residues, inorganic phosphate, and two hydrolysis products of the cyclic phosphate compound. The observed posttranslational phosphorylation may be important in the processing and modulation of the physical properties of dragline silk.

  15. Epoxides, cyclic sulfites, and sulfate from natural pentacyclic triterpenoids: theoretical calculations and chemical transformations.

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    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.

  16. Sodium hydroxide as pretreatment and fluorosurfactant-capped gold nanoparticles as sensor for the highly selective detection of cysteine.

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    Wu, Hsin-Pin; Huang, Chia-Chi; Cheng, Tian-Lu; Tseng, Wei-Lung

    2008-07-15

    A sensor for detecting cysteine (Cys) in a solution of fluorosurfactant (FSN)-capped gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) has been developed. Under acidic conditions, FSN-capped AuNPs are aggregated in the presence of homocysteine (HCys) and Cys but not in the presence of cysteinylglycine, glutathione, and gamma-glutamycysteine. When adding NaOH to a solution of HCys, the five-membered ring transition state is formed through intramolecular hydrogen abstraction. By contrast, it is difficult for Cys to form a four-membered ring transition state after Cys has been pretreated with NaOH. As a result, the HCys-induced aggregation of the FSN-capped AuNPs is suppressed because the five-membered ring transition state exhibits relatively larger steric hindrance and has stronger interaction with the FSN molecules. Thus, we can discriminate between Cys and HCys on the basis of different aggregation kinetics. Under the optimum condition, the selectivity of the probe for Cys in aqueous solutions is remarkably high over the other aminthiols. Note that HCys and Cys have very similar structure and pK(a) value. We have validated the applicability of our method through the analyses of Cys in urine samples. It is believed that this approach has great potential for the detection of Cys in biological samples.

  17. Increased speed of rotation for the smallest light-driven molecular motor.

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    ter Wiel, Matthijs K J; van Delden, Richard A; Meetsma, Auke; Feringa, Ben L

    2003-12-10

    In this paper we present the smallest artificial light-driven molecular motor consisting of only 28 carbon and 24 hydrogen atoms. The concept of controlling directionality of rotary movement at the molecular level by introduction of a stereogenic center next to the central olefinic bond of a sterically overcrowded alkene does not only hold for molecular motors with six-membered rings, but is also applicable to achieve the unidirectional movement for molecular motors having five-membered rings. Although X-ray analyses show that the five-membered rings in the cis- and trans-isomer of the new molecular motor are nearly flat, the energy differences between the (pseudo-)diaxial and (pseudo-)diequatorial conformations of the methyl substituents in both isomers are still large enough to direct the rotation of one-half of the molecule with respect to the other half in a clockwise fashion. The full rotary cycle comprises four consecutive steps: two photochemical isomerizations each followed by a thermal helix inversion. Both photochemical cis-trans isomerizations proceed with a preference for the unstable diequatorial isomers over the stable diaxial isomers. The thermal barriers for helix inversion of this motor molecule have decreased dramatically compared to its six-membered ring analogue, the half-life of the fastest step being only 18 s at room temperature.

  18. [2n2π + 2n2π] cycloadditions: an alternative to forbidden [4π + 4π] processes. The case of nitrone dimerization.

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    Roca-López, David; Tejero, Tomás; Caramella, Pierluigi; Merino, Pedro

    2014-01-21

    A theoretical study based on (U)M06-2X/cc-pVTZ calculations has been used to investigate the [3 + 3] thermal dimerization of nitrones to 1,4,2,5-dioxadiazinanes in both the gas phase and in dichloromethane solution. Calculations suggest that dimerization of nitrones takes place through a concerted mechanism involving a formal disallowed [4π + 4π] cycloaddition with a free energy barrier of 30.8 kcal mol(-1). The corresponding diradical and zwitterionic stepwise mechanisms have also been studied, but the located transition structures are kinetically disfavoured. An alternative mechanism through a five-membered ring intermediate formed by a classical [3 + 2] dipolar cycloaddition can also be discarded. The five-membered ring intermediate is unstable to cycloreversion and its isomerization to the final dioxadiazinane involves a high free energy barrier (68.6 kcal mol(-1)). Calculations also show that the dimerization process is slower in dichloromethane than in the gas phase owing to the larger polarity of nitrones and that inclusion of diffuse functions at the studied level does not modify the observed results. The apparently disfavoured [3 + 3] dimerization of nitrones can actually be explained as a bispseudopericyclic [2n2π + 2n2π] process in which the favourable FO interactions between the nitrone oxygen and the C=N π* bypass the WH-forbidden process.

  19. PCR-dipstick DNA chromatography for profiling of a subgroup of caries-associated bacterial species in plaque from healthy coronal surfaces and periodontal pockets.

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    Tian, Lingyang; Sato, Takuichi; Niwa, Kousuke; Kawase, Mitsuo; Mayanagi, Gen; Washio, Jumpei; Takahashi, Nobuhiro

    2016-01-01

    The onset of plaque-mediated disease, including dental caries and periodontal diseases, is highly associated with compositional change of the resident microflora from the ecological perspective. As specific bacterial profiles have been linked to different disease stages, microbial compositional measurements might therefore have great value for clinical diagnosis. Previously we have reported a dry-reagent strip biosensor-PCR-dipstick DNA chromatography, which utilized molecular recognition of oligonucleotides and biotin-streptavidin, and the optical property of colored microspheres, for semiquantifying a five-membered subgroup of caries-associated bacterial species in supragingival plaque from healthy coronal surfaces of teeth. The present study aimed to evaluate this technique's ability to differentiate microflora by comparing the subset profiles. Sixteen subgingival plaque specimens were pooled from periodontal pockets and analyzed for the composition of Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sobrinus, Scardovia wiggsiae, Actinomyces sp. and Veillonella parvula. Detection frequencies, relative abundance of each bacterial species, and the five-membered bacterial profiles were compared between supra- and subgingival groups. The supragingival plaque harbored significantly more of the tested species and higher amount of Actinomyces sp. and V. parvula. In subgingival plaque, the predominance was obscured, since several highly overlapped profiles were found at comparable frequencies. Thus, PCR-dipstick DNA chromatography using the same plaque sample enabled simultaneous profiling of multiple species at species level and facilitated discrimination between anticipated different microflora, making this technique a promising chair-side microbiota profiling method.

  20. 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 Florida. 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 is vested generally in the Florida Public Service Commission. The Commission is comprised of five members appointed by the governor with the approval of the senate. The governor must choose his appointees from a list of persons recommended by the nine-person Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council. Commissioners serve either three- or four-year terms. They must be free from any employment or pecuniary interests in any utility subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission. Within the purview of its powers, the authority of the Commission supersedes that of local governments. 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.

  1. S(N)2 reaction of sulfur nucleophiles with hindered sulfamidates: enantioselective synthesis of alpha-methylisocysteine.

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    Avenoza, Alberto; Busto, Jesús H; Jiménez-Osés, Gonzalo; Peregrina, Jesús M

    2006-02-17

    The work described here demonstrates that the five-membered cyclic alpha-methylisoserine-derived sulfamidate, (R)-1, behaves as an excellent chiral building block for the ring-opening reaction by S(N)2 attack with sulfur nucleophiles at the quaternary carbon. As a synthetic application of this methodology, and to show that this sulfamidate is a valuable starting material, the synthesis of two new alpha-methylisocysteine derivatives has been carried out to cover the lack of alpha- and beta-methylated amino acids that incorporate the cysteine or isocysteine skeleton. These compounds are two new alpha,alpha-disubstituted beta-amino acids (beta(2,2)-amino acids), and the synthetic routes involve nucleophilic ring opening followed by acid hydrolysis.

  2. Comparison of Polyurethanes with Polyhydroxyurethanes: Effect of the Hydroxyl Group on Structure-Property Relationships

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    Leitsch, Emily K.; Lombardo, Vince M.; Scheidt, Karl A.; Torkelson, John M.

    2014-03-01

    Polyurethanes (PUs) are commonly synthesized by rapid step-growth polymerization through the reaction of a multifunctional alcohol with a polyisocyanate. PUs can be prepared at ambient conditions utilizing a variety of starting material molecular weights and backbones, resulting in highly tunable thermal and physical properties. The urethane linkages as well as the nanophase separated morphology attainable in PU materials lead to desirable properties including elastomeric character and adhesion. The isocyanate-based monomers used in the synthesis of traditional PUs have come under increasing regulatory pressure and thus inspired the investigation of alternative routes for the formation of PU materials. We examine an alternative route to synthesize PU- the reaction of five-membered cyclic carbonate with amines. This reaction results in the formation of a urethane linkage with an adjacent alcohol group. The effects of this hydroxyl group on the thermal and mechanical properties of the resulting polymer are investigated and compared with an analogous traditional PU system.

  3. 1,3-Dien-5-ynes: Versatile Building Blocks for the Synthesis of Carbo- and Heterocycles.

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    Aguilar, Enrique; Sanz, Roberto; Fernández-Rodríguez, Manuel A; García-García, Patricia

    2016-07-27

    1,3-Dien-5-ynes have been extensively used as starting materials for the synthesis of a wide number of different carbo- and heterocycles. The aim of this review is to give an overview of their utility in organic synthesis, highlighting the variety of compounds that can be directly accessed from single reactions over these systems. Thus, cycloaromatization processes are initially commented, followed by reactions directed toward the syntheses of five-membered rings, other carbocycles and, finally, heterocycles. The diverse methodologies that have been developed for the synthesis of each of these types of compounds from 1,3-dien-5-ynes are presented, emphasizing the influence of the reaction conditions and the use of additional reagents in the outcome of the transformations.

  4. 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.

  5. A DF T study of methylamine polyaddition to C 80 fullerene

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    Amelines-Sarria, Oscar; Basiuk, Vladimir A.

    2009-07-01

    We studied theoretically (GGA PW91 density functional theory in conjunction with the double-numerical basis set) the C 80 functionalization by methylamine through successive reactions with up to three methylamine molecules. We calculated the energies of formation (relative to the level of separated reactants) of different isomers and, in accordance with these values, we defined the most probable site of reaction in each addition. The preferred addition sites are carbon atoms of the 5,6 bonds of the five-membered ring next to the pentagon of the previous addition. The pyramidalization angle θp can explain the reactivity of C atoms in pristine C 80, but not in the amine-functionalized C 80. At the same time, the higher reactivity is generally associated with shorter 5,6 C =C bond lengths.

  6. X(1812) in the quarkonia-glueball-hybrid mixing scheme

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    He Xiaogang

    2006-06-01

    Recently a J{sup PC}=0{sup ++} [X(1812)] state with a mass near the threshold of {omega} and {phi} has been observed by the BES collaboration in J/{psi}{yields}{gamma}{omega}{phi} decay. It has been suggested that it is a I{sup G}=0{sup +} state. If it is true, this state fits in a mixing scheme based on quarkonia, glueball, and hybrid (QGH) very nicely where five physical states are predicted. Together with the known f{sub 0}(1370), f{sub 0}(1500), f{sub 0}(1710), and f{sub 0}(1790) states, X(1812) completes the five members in this family. Using known experimental data on these particles, we determine the ranges of the mixing parameters and predict decay properties for X(1812). We also discuss some features which may be able to distinguish between four-quark and hybrid mixing schemes.

  7. 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.

    2013-05-01

    The reaction of 10-(2-benzothiazolylazo)-9-phenanthrol (H L) with cobalt(II) acetate gives the coordination compound [Co L 2] · CHCl3 ( 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 H L, L, and Co L 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Activation of protein kinase Ceta triggers cortical granule exocytosis in Xenopus oocytes.

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    Gundersen, Cameron B; Kohan, Sirus A; Chen, Qian; Iagnemma, Joseph; Umbach, Joy A

    2002-03-15

    Previous work has shown that phorbol esters or diacylglycerol trigger cortical granule exocytosis in Xenopus oocytes. We sought to identify the isoform(s) of protein kinase C (PKC) that mediate(s) this regulated secretory event. Because this process is initiated by lipid activators of PKC but is independent of calcium ions, we focused on the family of novel (calcium-independent) PKCs. Pharmacological investigations using Gö6976 and Gö6983 tended to exclude PKCdelta, epsilon and mu as secretory triggers. Subcellular fractionation and immunoblot data revealed that these oocytes expressed all five members of the novel PKC family, but it was only PKCeta that colocalized with cortical granules. Finally, expression of wild type or constitutively active forms of PKCdelta and eta strongly supported the conclusion that it is PKCeta that initiates cortical granule exocytosis in these cells. These observations represent an important step in identifying the mechanism of secretory triggering in this system.

  11. The alpha- and beta-expansin and xyloglucan endotransglucosylase/hydrolase gene families of wheat: molecular cloning, gene expression, and EST data mining.

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    Liu, Yong; Liu, Dongcheng; Zhang, Haiying; Gao, Hongbo; Guo, Xiaoli; Wang, Daowen; Zhang, Xiangqi; Zhang, Aimin

    2007-10-01

    Expansins and xyloglucan endotransglucosylase/hydrolases (XTHs) are families of extracellular proteins with members that have been shown to play an important role in cell wall growth. In this study, three, six, and five members of the wheat alpha-expansin (TaEXPA1 to TaEXPA3), beta-expansin (TaEXPB1 to TaEXPB6), and XTH (TaXTH1 to TaXTH5) gene families, respectively, were isolated from a dwarf wheat line. The mRNA expression analysis by real-time RT-PCR indicates that these genes display different transcription levels in different stages/organs/treatments, possibly suggesting their functional roles in the cell wall expansion process. Moreover, the comparison of the expression levels reveals that most of the expansins show lower expression than the XTHs. Finally, we present the analysis of wheat alpha- and beta-expansins and XTH families by expressed sequence tag data mining.

  12. 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.

  13. A strategy for the solution-phase parallel synthesis of N-(pyrrolidinylmethyl)hydroxamic acids.

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    Takayanagi, M; Flessner, T; Wong, C H

    2000-06-16

    Both five- and six-membered iminocyclitols have proven to be useful transition-state analogue inhibitors of glycosidases. They also mimic the transition-state sugar moiety of the nucleoside phosphate sugar in glycosyltransferase-catalyzed reactions. Described here is the development of a general strategy toward the parallel synthesis of a five-membered iminocyclitol linked to a hydroxamic acid group designed to mimic the transition state of GDP-fucose complexed with Mn(II) in fucosyltransferase reactions. The iminocyclitol 8 containing a protected hydroxylamine unit was prepared from D-mannitol. The hydroxamic acid moiety was introduced via the reaction of 8 with various acid chlorides. The strategy is generally applicable to the construction of libraries for identification of glycosyltransferase inhibitors.

  14. Reactivity of disulfide bonds is markedly affected by structure and environment: implications for protein modification and stability

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    Karimi, Maryam; Ignasiak, Marta T.; Chan, Bun; Croft, Anna K.; Radom, Leo; Schiesser, Carl H.; Pattison, David I.; Davies, Michael J.

    2016-01-01

    Disulfide bonds play a key role in stabilizing protein structures, with disruption strongly associated with loss of protein function and activity. Previous data have suggested that disulfides show only modest reactivity with oxidants. In the current study, we report kinetic data indicating that selected disulfides react extremely rapidly, with a variation of 104 in rate constants. Five-membered ring disulfides are particularly reactive compared with acyclic (linear) disulfides or six-membered rings. Particular disulfides in proteins also show enhanced reactivity. This variation occurs with multiple oxidants and is shown to arise from favorable electrostatic stabilization of the incipient positive charge on the sulfur reaction center by remote groups, or by the neighboring sulfur for conformations in which the orbitals are suitably aligned. Controlling these factors should allow the design of efficient scavengers and high-stability proteins. These data are consistent with selective oxidative damage to particular disulfides, including those in some proteins. PMID:27941824

  15. Unwinding and rewinding: double faces of helicase?

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    Wu, Yuliang

    2012-01-01

    Helicases are enzymes that use ATP-driven motor force to unwind double-stranded DNA or RNA. Recently, increasing evidence demonstrates that some helicases also possess rewinding activity-in other words, they can anneal two complementary single-stranded nucleic acids. All five members of the human RecQ helicase family, helicase PIF1, mitochondrial helicase TWINKLE, and helicase/nuclease Dna2 have been shown to possess strand-annealing activity. Moreover, two recently identified helicases-HARP and AH2 have only ATP-dependent rewinding activity. These findings not only enhance our understanding of helicase enzymes but also establish the presence of a new type of protein: annealing helicases. This paper discusses what is known about these helicases, focusing on their biochemical activity to zip and unzip double-stranded DNA and/or RNA, their possible regulation mechanisms, and biological functions.

  16. 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

  17. Liftoff of Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-97

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    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.

  18. Coordination Chemistry of Disilylated Germylenes with Group 4 Metallocenes

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    2013-01-01

    Reaction of the PEt3 adduct of a disilylated five-membered cyclic germylene with group 4 metallocene dichlorides in the presence of magnesium led to the formation of the respective germylene metallocene phosphine complexes of titanium, zirconium, and hafnium. Attempts to react the related NHC adduct of a disilylated four-membered cyclic germylene under the same conditions with Cp2TiCl2 did not give the expected germylene NHC titanocene complex. This complex was, however, obtained in the reaction of Cp2Ti(btmsa) with the NHC germylene adduct. A computational analysis of the structure of the group 4 metallocene germylene complexes revealed the multiple-bond character of the M–Ge(II) linkage, which can be rationalized with the classical σ-donor/π-acceptor interaction. The strength of the M–Ge(II) bond increases descending group 4. PMID:23874053

  19. North Atlantic Oscillation-related climate variability in a regional atmospheric model

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    Previdi, Michael; Veron, Dana E.

    2005-08-01

    Climate variability over the Greenland ice sheet associated with the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is simulated with the Polar MM5 (PMM5) regional climate model (RCM). Two five-member monthly ensembles, each representative of high or low NAO extremes, are made, with data from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts 40-year reanalysis (ERA-40) used to provide the forcing for the RCM runs. Ensemble differences between the high and low NAO cases are discussed, and model output is compared to ERA-40 and to observations from automatic weather stations over Greenland. PMM5 is shown to reproduce several well-known features of NAO-related climate variability in the Greenland region, including colder near-surface air temperatures, lower sea level pressure, stronger westerly winds south of Greenland, and reduced precipitation over western Greenland and the Labrador Sea during high NAO months.

  20. 2-Methyl­sulfanyl-1,2,4-triazolo[1,5-a]quinazoline-5(4H)-thione

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    Al-Salahi, Rashad; Marzouk, Mohamed; Al-Omar, Mohamed A.; Amr, Abd El-Galil E.; Ng, Seik Weng; Tiekink, Edward R. T.

    2013-01-01

    In the title compound, C10H8N4S2, comprising fused six-, six- and five-membered rings, the mol­ecule is close to being planar (r.m.s. deviation of the non-H atoms = 0.041 Å). The S-bound methyl group is folded away from the single N atom of the triazole ring and the NH group of the six-membered ring, allowing for the formation of centrosymmetric eight-membered {⋯HNCN}2 synthons in the crystal. The resulting inversion dimers are connected into supra­molecular stacks aligned along the b-axis direction by π–π inter­actions [centroid–centroid distances = 3.6531 (12) and 3.7182 (12) Å]. PMID:23476605

  1. Carbonization in polyacrylonitrile (PAN) based carbon fibers studied by ReaxFF molecular dynamics simulations.

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    Saha, Biswajit; Schatz, George C

    2012-04-19

    The carbonization mechanism in polyacrylonitrile (PAN) based carbon nanofibers is studied using ReaxFF molecular dynamics simulations. Simulations are performed at two carbonization temperatures, 2500 and 2800 K, and also at two densities, 1.6 and 2.1 g/cm(3), that are relevant to the experimental carbonization conditions. The results are analyzed by examining the evolution of species with time, including carbon-only ring structures and gaseous species. Formation mechanisms are proposed for species like N(2), H(2), NH(3), and HCN and five-, six-, and seven-membered carbon-only rings, along with polycyclic structures. Interestingly, the formation of five-membered rings follows N(2) formation and usually occurs as a precursor to six-membered rings. Elimination mechanisms for the gaseous molecules are found that are in agreement with previously proposed mechanisms; however, alternative mechanisms are also proposed.

  2. Thermodynamic properties for polycyclic systems by non-calorimetric methods. Progress report, August 1, 1992--September 30, 1993

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    Steele, W.V.; Chirico, R.D.; Klots, T.D.

    1993-03-01

    A detailed vibrational spectroscopic study of furan, pyrrole, and thiophene has been completed. These compounds form part of the base of five-membered ring systems on which the rest of the research program will be built Several methyl-substituted derivatives were also studied. The results will be used to confirm the model for alkyl- substitution in the ring systems. Gas-phase spectra and fundamental- frequency assignments were completed for 2,3- and 2,5-dihydrofuran. Those compounds initiate work on ring-puckering within the research program. A paper describing the need for third virial estimation, when using the virial equation of state to derive thermodynamic properties at pressures greater than 1 bar was completed.

  3. Thermodynamic properties for polycyclic systems by non-calorimetric methods

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    Steele, W.V.; Chirico, R.D.; Klots, T.D.

    1993-03-01

    A detailed vibrational spectroscopic study of furan, pyrrole, and thiophene has been completed. These compounds form part of the base of five-membered ring systems on which the rest of the research program will be built Several methyl-substituted derivatives were also studied. The results will be used to confirm the model for alkyl- substitution in the ring systems. Gas-phase spectra and fundamental- frequency assignments were completed for 2,3- and 2,5-dihydrofuran. Those compounds initiate work on ring-puckering within the research program. A paper describing the need for third virial estimation, when using the virial equation of state to derive thermodynamic properties at pressures greater than 1 bar was completed.

  4. Stratigraphy and depositional history of the Iola Limestone Upper Pennsylvanian (Missourian), Northern Midcontinent U.S.

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    Mitchell, J. C.

    The Iola Limestone, one of the best developed and most laterally extensive, yet least studied Missourian cyclic carbonates in the Midcontinent Upper Pennsylvanian, was studied. Along with adjacent shales, five members constitute the Iola cyclothem, a typical Kansas cyclothem. In ascending order these are: Chanute Shale; Paola Limestone; Munice Creek Shale; Raytown Limestone; and Lane/Bonner Springs Shale. Although traditional interpretation of cyclothems regarded all shale as nearshore, shallow-water deposits, Iola lithology and stratigraphy support the more recent hypothesis that the cyclothem represents a single transgressive-regressive event, with maximum transgression occurring during deposition of the Muncie Creek Shale. Distribution of conodonts reflects the depositional pattern of the Iola cyclothem. Vertical variation far outweighs lateral variation in abundance and diversity.

  5. (S)-2-[(2-Hy­droxy­benz­yl)aza­nium­yl]-4-(methyl­sulfan­yl)butano­ate

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    Brancatelli, Giovanna; Bruno, Giuseppe; Nicoló, Francesco; Canfora, Loredana; Ruisi, Giuseppe

    2011-01-01

    The zwitterionic title compound, C12H17NO3S, is a reduced Schiff base derived from (S)-N-(2-hy­droxy­benzyl­idene)methio­nine. An intra­molecular inter­action between the N—H and carboxyl­ate groups forms a roughly planar (r.m.s. deviation = 0.1405 Å) five-membered ring containing the H(N), N, Cα, C(carboxyl­ate) and O atoms in a penta­gonal conformation. In the crystal, a supra­molecular triangle-shaped motif is generated by mol­ecules held together by O—H⋯O and N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. PMID:21754759

  6. Ligand-based virtual screening and inductive learning for identification of SIRT1 inhibitors in natural products

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    Sun, Yunan; Zhou, Hui; Zhu, Hongmei; Leung, Siu-Wai

    2016-01-01

    Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) is a nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide-dependent deacetylase, and its dysregulation can lead to ageing, diabetes, and cancer. From 346 experimentally confirmed SIRT1 inhibitors, an inhibitor structure pattern was generated by inductive logic programming (ILP) with DMax Chemistry Assistant software. The pattern contained amide, amine, and hetero-aromatic five-membered rings, each of which had a hetero-atom and an unsubstituted atom at a distance of 2. According to this pattern, a ligand-based virtual screening of 1 444 880 active compounds from Chinese herbs identified 12 compounds as inhibitors of SIRT1. Three compounds (ZINC08790006, ZINC08792229, and ZINC08792355) had high affinity (‑7.3, ‑7.8, and ‑8.6 kcal/mol, respectively) for SIRT1 as estimated by molecular docking software AutoDock Vina. This study demonstrated a use of ILP and background knowledge in machine learning to facilitate virtual screening.

  7. Preferential solvation of thiophene and furan-2-carboxaldehyde phenylhydrazone derivatives in DMSO-water and DMSO-n-octanol mixtures.

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    Alvarado, Ysaías J; Ballestas-Barrientos, Alfonso; Cubillán, Néstor; Morales-Toyo, Miguel; Restrepo, Jelem; Ferrer-Amado, Gladys

    2013-02-15

    The preferential solvation of thiophene- and furan-2-carboxaldehyde phenylhydrazone derivatives in DMSO-water and DMSO-n-octanol mixtures has been studied using visible absorption spectroscopy with a previous characterization of the electronic transitions by Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory (TDDFT) and solvatochromic study in several solvents with different hydrogen-bond donor capacity. The results indicate that the phenylhydrazones are preferentially solvated by clusters of DMSO-water existing in the solvent mixture and the dielectric enrichment as preferential solvation mechanism was discarded. A relation between local DMSO concentration with nitro groups and the electronegativity of the heteroatom of the five-membered ring was found. For DMSO-1-octanol mixtures, the results showed no preferential solvation.

  8. U.S. Lab module given name in ceremony

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    1998-01-01

    In the Space Station Processing Facility, STS-98 crew members Pilot Mark Polansky, Mission Specialist Marsha Ivins and Commander Ken Cockrell pose underneath the banner revealing the name Destiny given to the U.S. Lab module. They are part of the five-member crew scheduled to carry the lab into space aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour early in the year 2000 where it will become the centerpiece of scientific research on the International Space Station. The Shuttle will spend six days docked to the station while the laboratory is attached and three space walks are conducted to complete its assembly. The laboratory will be launched with five equipment racks aboard, which will provide essential functions for station systems, including high data-rate communications, and maintain the station's orientation using control gyroscopes launched earlier. Additional equipment and research racks will be installed in the laboratory on subsequent Shuttle flights.

  9. U.S. Lab module given name in ceremony

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    1998-01-01

    In the Space Station Processing Facility, Center Director Roy Bridges (left), , Program Manager of the International Space Station (ISS) Randy Brinkley (second from left) and (right) STS- 98 Commander Ken Cockrell applaud the unveiling of the name Destiny given the U.S. Lab module. The lab, which is behind them on a workstand, is scheduled to be launched on Space Shuttle Endeavour in early 2000. It will become the centerpiece of scientific research on the ISS. Cockrell is part of the five- member crew expected to be aboard. The Shuttle will spend six days docked to the station while the laboratory is attached and three space walks are conducted to complete its assembly. The laboratory will be launched with five equipment racks aboard, which will provide essential functions for station systems, including high data-rate communications, and maintain the station's orientation using control gyroscopes launched earlier. Additional equipment and research racks will be installed in the laboratory on subsequent Shuttle flights.

  10. 1,3-Bis(naphthalen-2-ylmeth­yl)-1H-anthra[1,2-d]imidazole-2,6,11(3H)-trione

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    Afrakssou, Zahra; Rodi, Youssef Kandri; Capet, Frédéric; Essassi, El Mokhtar; Ng, Seik Weng

    2011-01-01

    The title compound, C37H24N2O3, is a 1H-anthra[2,1-d]imidazole-2,6,11(3H)-trione derivative having naphthyl­methyl substitutents attached to the imidazole N atoms. The anthraquinone part of the mol­ecule is somewhat folded along the the line connecting the carbonyl bonds. The dihedral angle between the two benzene rings is 7.8 (1)°. The two naphthyl systems of the substituents of the imidazole ring are positioned on the same side of the five-membered ring; these are approximately coplanar, the dihedral angle between the napthyl systems being 4.3 (2)°. PMID:22091155

  11. Diethyl 2,6,11-trioxo-2,3-dihydro-1H-anthra[1,2-d]imidazole-1,3-diacetate

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    Afrakssou, Zahra; Haoudi, Amal; Capet, Frédéric; Rolando, Christian; El Ammari, Lahcen

    2011-01-01

    The title compound, C23H20N2O7, consists of three fused six-membered rings (A, B and C) and one five-membered ring (D), linked to two ethyl acetate groups. The four fused rings are slightly folded around the O=C⋯C=O direction of the anthraquinone system, with a dihedral angle of 3.07 (8)° between the fused five- and six-membered rings (C and D) and the terminal ring (A). The planes through the atoms forming each acetate group are nearly perpendicular to the mean plane of the anthra[1,2-d]imidazole system, as indicated by the dihedral angles between them of 79.94 (9) and 85.90 (9)°. The crystal packing displays non-classical C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. PMID:22091102

  12. 1,3-Dibenzyl-1H-anthra[1,2-d]imidazole-2,6,11(3H)-trione

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    Afrakssou, Zahra; Kandri Rodi, Youssef; Capet, Frédéric; Essassi, El Mokhtar; El Ammari, Lahcen

    2011-01-01

    The mol­ecule of the title compound, C29H20N2O3, contains four fused rings, three are six-membered rings and one is the five-membered imidazole ring. The fused-ring system is linked to two benzyl groups. The four fused rings are folded around the O=C⋯C=O direction of the anthraquinone, with a dihedral angle of 16.36 (8)° between the two terminal rings (A and D). The imidazole ring (D) is almost perpendicular to the two benzyl groups (E and F) with dihedral angles of 86.69 (17) and 83.15 (13)°, respectively. In the crystal, adjacent mol­ecules are linked by inter­molecular C—H⋯O hydrogen bonding. PMID:21754544

  13. 6-Bromo-1,3-bis­[(1,3-dioxolan-2-yl)meth­yl]-1H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridin-2(3H)-one

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    Kandri Rodi, Youssef; Haoudi, Amal; Capet, Frédéric; Mazzah, Ahmed; Essassi, El Mokhtar; El Ammari, Lahcen

    2013-01-01

    In the title compound, C14H16BrN3O5, the N atoms adjacent to the carbonyl group in the five-membered ring are substituted by (1,3-dioxolan-2-yl)methyl groups. The fused ring system is essentially planar, with the largest deviation from the mean plane being 0.014 (2) Å for the C atom bearing the Br atom. The first oxolane ring, attached on the side of the N atom belonging to the pyridine ring, has an envelope conformation with one of the O atoms as the flap, whereas the second oxolane ring displays a twisted boat conformation. The two oxolane rings display envelope and twisted boat conformations. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked by C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, building chains parallel to the a-axis direction. PMID:24046609

  14. Inhibitors of the Polo-Box Domain of Polo-Like Kinase 1.

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    Berg, Angela; Berg, Thorsten

    2016-04-15

    Polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1), a key player in mitosis, is overexpressed in a wide range of tumor types and has been validated as a target for tumor therapy. In addition to its N-terminal kinase domain, Plk1 harbors a C-terminal protein-protein interaction domain, referred to as the polo-box domain (PBD). Because the PBD is unique to the five-member family of polo-like kinases, and its inhibition is sufficient to inhibit the enzyme, the Plk1 PBD is an attractive target for the inhibition of Plk1 function. Although peptide-based inhibitors are invaluable tools for elucidating the nature of the binding interface, small molecules are better suited for the induction of mitotic arrest and apoptosis in tumor cells by Plk1 inhibition. This review describes the considerable progress that has been made in developing small-molecule and peptide-based inhibitors of the Plk1 PBD.

  15. 3-(2-Acetamido­phen­yl)sydnone

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    Grossie, David A.; Turnbull, Kenneth; Felix-Balderrama, Sandra; Raghavapuram, Shravanthi

    2009-01-01

    Sydnones are unusual mesoionic compounds containing a five-membered heterocyclic ring. Generally for stability, substitution at the N-3 position by an aromatic fragment is necessary. In the title compound, C10H9N3O3, the aromatic substitutent is 2-acetamido­phenyl. The two planar ring fragments are twisted relative to one another, with a inter­planar angle of 63.13 (5)°. The mol­ecules are packed into the unit cell via π–π inter­actions between the phenyl rings [inter­planar separation = 3.4182 (4) Å] and between the sydnone rings [inter­planar separation = 3.2095 (4) Å]. N—H⋯O and C—H⋯O hydrogen bonding is also found inter­nally and externally to the mol­ecule. PMID:21582213

  16. Crystal structure of 6,9-dimethyl-7H-[1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-b][1,2,4]triazepin-8(9H)-one 0.40-hydrate

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    Harmaoui, Abdellah; Bouhfid, Rachid; Essassi, El Mokhtar; Saadi, Mohamed; El Ammari, Lahcen

    2015-01-01

    In the mol­ecule of the title compound, C7H9N5O·0.40H2O, the seven-membered heterocyclic ring exhibits a boat conformation, whereas the five-membered triazole ring is almost planar (r.m.s. deviation = 0.005 Å). In the crystal, centrosymmetric dimers are linked by pairs of C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds into dimers, which are further connected via O—H⋯N and C—H⋯N hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional network. The structure contains a partially occupied water mol­ecule lying on a twofold axis with an occupancy factor of 0.4. PMID:25705477

  17. Stereospecificity of the /sup 3/J /SUB CH/ spin-spin coupling constants in bicyclic cis-diaziridines. Stereochemistry of 2,4,6-Trialkvl-1,3,5-triazabicyclo (3. 1. 0)hexanes --

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    Denisenko, S.N.; Chervin, I.I.; Kostyanovskii, R.G.; Shustov, G.V.

    1986-04-01

    Stereospecificity of the /sup 3/JC,N,C,H spin-spin coupling constants (/sup 3/ /SUB J/ trans > /SUB J/ gauche) in the /sup 13/C NMR spectra of 1,5-diaza- and 1,3,5-triazabicyclo (3.1.0)hexanes was observed. Proceeding from this, the preferred conformations of the d,/ZETA/ and meso isomers of 2,4,6-trialkyl-1,3,5-triazabicyclo (3.1.0) hexanes were established, and a mechanism for the interconversion of these isomers via openings of the five-membered ring and an imino-enamine equilibrium was proposed. It is also shown that the stereochemical result of the Schmitz reaction is determined in the step involving cyclization of the iminium intermediate.

  18. Hereditary C1q deficiency: a new family with C1qA deficiency.

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    Sun-Tan, Cağman; Ozgür, Tuba Turul; Kilinç, Gamze; Topaloğlu, Rezan; Gököz, Ozay; Ersoy-Evans, Sibel; Sanal, Ozden

    2010-01-01

    Hereditary deficiency of complement component C1q is a rare genetic disorder with susceptibility to recurrent infections with polysaccharide-containing encapsulated microorganisms and a high prevalence of autoimmune diseases, most often systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Here, we report a 29-month-old boy who presented with facial rash and history of early death of a sibling with infections, who was found to have a selective deficiency of C1q. The facial rash was composed of patchy erythematous plaques and centrally hypopigmented macules and desquamation. Two siblings had died of severe bacterial infections and his uncle had died of meningitis. Molecular study disclosed a homozygous point mutation in the C1qA chain gene. Five members of the family, including the parents and three healthy siblings, were heterozygous for this mutation.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  1. 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.

  2. 3-(4-Fluoro-benz-yl)-1H-isochromene-1-thione.

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    Babar, Tariq Mahmood; Qadeer, Ghulam; Rama, Nasim Hasan; Khawar Rauf, Muhammad; Wong, Wai-Yeung

    2009-02-11

    In the mol-ecule of the title compound, C(16)H(11)FOS, the benzene ring is oriented at a dihedral angle of 89.68 (3)° with respect to the planar [maximum deviation 0.009 (2) Å] isocoumarin ring system. An intra-molecular C-H⋯S inter-action results in the formation of a planar five-membered ring. In the crystal structure, inter-molecular C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol-ecules into chains parallel to the c axis. A π-π contact between the isocoumarin rings [centroid-centroid distance = 3.818 (3) Å] may further stabilize the structure.

  3. (+)-Methyl 3β-acet­oxy-13-carb­oxy-19-hy­droxy-11-oxo-C-norolean-18-en-30-oate γ-lactone

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    Gaware, Rawindra; Czollner, Laszlo; Jordis, Ulrich; Mereiter, Kurt

    2010-01-01

    The title compound, C33H46O7, is an unusual oxydation product of the therapeutic agent glycyrrhetinic acid that has, in comparison to the latter, a distinctly altered triterpene structure with one five- and four six-membered carbocycles complemented by a γ-lactone ring with a spiro-junction and a ring double bond. The junction between the five-membered ring C, a cyclo­penta­none ring, and the six-membered ring D, previously in question, was found to be cis, confirming earlier structure assignments based solely on chemical transformations. In the solid state, the compound exhibits five intra- and four inter­molecular C—H⋯O inter­actions with H⋯O distances less than or equal to 2.70 Å and C—H⋯O greater than 100°. PMID:21587575

  4. Electronic States in Capped Carbon Nanotubes

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    Yaguchi, Tatsuya; Ando, Tsuneya

    2001-05-01

    Scattering of an electron wave at various caps closing an armchair nanotube is studied. The reflection coefficients can be understood as an effective shift in boundary position and phase shift at the boundary. The phase shift is approximately given by π for states with parity + and 0 for states with parity -, respectively. The effective position is approximated by (1/4)P, where P is the height of an equilateral triangle having a base line determined by neighboring five-membered rings located at the boundary between the tube and the cap. The electronic structure of a finite-length armchair nanotube closed by a cap can be calculated with the use of the phase shifts.

  5. 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

  6. Variable expressivity of pfeiffer syndrome in a family with FGFR1 p.Pro252Arg mutation.

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    Bessenyei, Beáta; Tihanyi, Mariann; Hartwig, Marianna; Szakszon, Katalin; Oláh, Éva

    2014-12-01

    Pfeiffer syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder classically characterized by craniosynostosis, facial dysmorphism and limb anomalies. The majority of cases are caused by mutations in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) gene. A specific, rare mutation p.Pro252Arg, located between the second and third extracellular immunoglobulin-like domain of FGFR1, is associated with mild clinical signs. We report on a three-generation family with five members having a heterozygous FGFR1 p.Pro252Arg mutation. Phenotypic features within the family showed high variability from the apparently normal skull and limbs to the characteristic brachycephaly and digital anomalies. The typical features of Pfeiffer syndrome appeared only in the third generation allowing us to unveil the syndrome in several further family members in two previous generations. Variable expressivity can complicate the recognition of Pfeiffer syndrome, principally the mild type 1, requiring careful phenotyping and genetic counseling.

  7. 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.

  8. VIPs join Florida Governor Jeb Bush 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 STS-97, VIPs gather to congratulate the launch team. In the center of the photo is Florida Governor Jeb Bush. On his left is KSC Director of External Relations and Business Development JoAnn H. Morgan; on Bush's right is Joseph Rothenberg, associate administrator, Office of Space Flight; on the far right is Bill Readdy, manager at Johnson Space Center. 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. 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

  10. 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.

  11. Dihalogenated trichodermin (4β-acet­oxy-9,10-dibromo-12,13-epoxy­tri­chothec)

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    Zhao, Jin-Hao; Zhou, Yong; Zhang, Jian-Gong; Cheng, Jing-Li; Lin, Fu-Cheng

    2010-01-01

    In the title dihalogenated trichodermin mol­ecule, C17H24Br2O4 (systematic name: 9,10-dibromo-12,13-epoxy­trichothec-9-en-4β-yl acetate), the five-membered ring displays an envelope conformation, whereas the two six-membered rings show the same conformation, viz. chair. As for the seven-membered ring, the dihedral angle between the mean planes formed by the four C atoms of the envelope unit and the three C and one O atoms of the six-membered chair is 69.08 (4)°; these two mean planes are nearly perpendicular to the ep­oxy ring with angles of 87.53 (4) and 88.67 (4)°, respectively. PMID:21580095

  12. Evaluations of carbon nanotube field emitters for electron microscopy

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    Nakahara, Hitoshi; Kusano, Yoshikazu; Kono, Takumi; Saito, Yahachi

    2009-11-01

    Brightness of carbon nanotube (CNT) emitters was already reported elsewhere. However, brightness of electron emitter is affected by a virtual source size of the emitter, which strongly depends on electron optical configuration around the emitter. In this work, I- V characteristics and brightness of a CNT emitter are measured under a practical field emission electron gun (e-gun) configuration to investigate availability of CNT for electron microscopy. As a result, it is obtained that an emission area of MWNT is smaller than its tip surface area, and the emission area corresponds to a five-membered-ring with 2nd nearest six-membered-rings on the MWNT cap surface. Reduced brightness of MWNT is measured as at least 2.6×109 A/m 2 sr V. It is concluded that even a thick MWNT has enough brightness under a practical e-gun electrode configuration and suitable for electron microscopy.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. Conversion of unsaturated alcohols into functionalized tetrahydrofurans and tetrahydropyrans via nitrile oxide dipolar cycloadditions

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    Hassner, A.; Murthy, K.S.K. ); Padwa, A.; Dean, D.C.; Schoffstall, A.M. ); Chiacchio, U. )

    1989-10-27

    The intramolecular nitrile oxide cycloaddition (INOC) of a series of unsaturated oximino ethers has been investigated. The synthesis of the olefinic nitrile oxides involves treating an unsaturated alcohol with a {alpha}-bromoalkanal O-(trimethylsilyl)oxime in the presence of fluoride ion followed by subsequent sodium hypochlorite oxidation. The nitrile oxides were not isolated but spontaneously underwent intramolecular cycloaddition to give fused five- and six-membered ring ethers. The preferred stereoisomer in the formation of the five-membered ring ethers is trans, whereas in the six-membered ring ethers the cis isomer predominates. MM2 calculations help rationalize the observed stereoselectivity. The ratio of diastereomeric products from the INOC reaction appears to correlate with product stabilities. Simple heating of some of the oximino ethers led to intramolecular cycloaddition. The ring closure apparently proceeds subsequent to a tautomeric equilibration of the oxime with a transient nitrone which is trapped by the neighboring {pi}-bond.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. Conformational studies of proline-, thiaproline- and dimethylsilaproline-containing diketopiperazines.

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    Cavelier, Florine; Marchand, Damien; Mbassi, Patrick; Martinez, Jean; Marraud, Michel

    2006-10-01

    As proline plays an important role in biologically active peptides, many analogues of this residue have been developed to modulate the proportion of cis and trans conformers. A correlation between the pyrrolidine ring shape and structural properties of proline has been established. Diketopiperazine (DKP) is the model of choice to study the influence of the proline ring modification. In this contribution, cyclo(Gly-Pro) and two analogues cyclo(Sip-Pro) and cyclo(Thz-Pro) have been studied with proton NMR. We showed that both analogues with heteroatoms in gamma position, silicon and sulfur respectively, display a more rigid five-member ring. The usual flexibility of proline ring is restrained in both cases and only the two C(beta)-exo and C(beta)-endo conformations are observed.

  2. 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

  3. A clock reaction based on molybdenum blue.

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    Neuenschwander, Ulrich; Negron, Arnaldo; Jensen, Klavs F

    2013-05-30

    Clock reactions are rare kinetic phenomena, so far limited mostly to systems with ionic oxoacids and oxoanions in water. We report a new clock reaction in cyclohexanol that forms molybdenum blue from a noncharged, yellow molybdenum complex as precursor, in the presence of hydrogen peroxide. Interestingly, the concomitant color change is reversible, enabling multiple clock cycles to be executed consecutively. The kinetics of the clock reaction were experimentally characterized, and by adding insights from quantum chemical calculations, a plausible reaction mechanism was postulated. Key elementary reaction steps comprise sigmatropic rearrangements with five-membered or bicyclo[3.1.0] transition states. Importantly, numerical kinetic modeling demonstrated the mechanism's ability to reproduce the experimental findings. It also revealed that clock behavior is intimately connected to the sudden exhaustion of hydrogen peroxide. Due to the stoichiometric coproduction of ketone, the reaction bears potential for application in alcohol oxidation catalysis.

  4. 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.

  5. (E)-5-[(3-Eth-oxy-2-hy-droxy-benzyl-idene)amino]-1,3,4-thia-diazole-2(3H)-thione.

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    Kargar, Hadi; Kia, Reza

    2011-12-01

    In the title compound, C(11)H(11)N(3)O(2)S(2), the dihedral angle between the benzene ring and the five-membered ring is 6.85 (9)°. An intra-molecular O-H⋯N hydrogen bond makes an S(6) ring motif. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked through bifurcated N-H⋯(O,O) hydrogen bonds with R(1) (2)(5) ring motifs, forming chains along the b axis. A short C⋯S contact [3.3189 (19) Å], which is shorter than the sum of the van der Waals radii of these atoms (3.50 Å), occurs in the structure. The crystal structure is further stabilized by C-H⋯N hydrogen bonding and π-π inter-actions [centroid-centroid distance = 3.7649 (12) Å].

  6. Structure, energetics, and bonding of novel potential high energy density materials Rh2(N5)4: A DFT study

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    Tang, Lihong; Bao, Shuangyou; Peng, Jinhui; Li, Kai; Ning, Ping; Guo, Huibin; Zhu, Tingting; Gu, Junjie; Li, Qianshu

    2015-10-01

    Theoretical studies examining a series of binuclear transition metal pentazolides Rh2(N5)4 predict paddle wheel type structures with very short metal-metal distances. Natural bonding orbital analysis indicated that the bonding between the metal atom and the five-membered ring is predominantly ionic for Rh2(N5)4 species, and a high-order metal-metal multiple bonding exists between the two metal atoms. In addition, the presence of the delocalized π orbital plays an important role in the stabilization of Rh2(N5)4. Nucleus independent chemical shift values confirm that the planar N5- exhibits aromaticity. The dissociation energies into mononuclear fragments are predicted for Rh2(N5)4.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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)

  12. Electrochemical reduction of chloridazon at mercury electrodes, and its analytical application.

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    Zimpl, M; Kotoucek, M; Lemr, K; Veselá, J; Skopalová, J

    2001-12-01

    The electrochemical behavior of the herbicide chloridazon, I (pyrazon), at different pH is described. The electrode reaction (one wave in acidic media and another in alkaline media), investigated using direct current and pulse voltammetry, controlled-potential coulometry, and HPLC-MS, is a combination of the electroreduction (two-electron in the first step) and a kinetic process as a result of which simple compounds (HCl, NH3) are released and, moreover, a five-membered pyrrole cycle is formed in strongly acid media. Products of the kinetic reaction are further reducible. The dissociation constant of I, pKa = 2.96, was found spectrophotometrically. Fast-scan differential pulse voltammetry (FSDPV) was used for determination of I; the detection limit was 2.7 x 10(-8) mol L(-1) (0.006 microg L(-1)) at pH 2.3. Chloridazon was determined in spiked drinking and river water.

  13. Cleavage of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide by the ribosome-inactivating protein from Momordica charantia.

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    Vinkovic, M; Dunn, G; Wood, G E; Husain, J; Wood, S P; Gill, R

    2015-09-01

    The interaction of momordin, a type 1 ribosome-inactivating protein from Momordica charantia, with NADP(+) and NADPH has been investigated by X-ray diffraction analysis of complexes generated by co-crystallization and crystal soaking. It is known that the proteins of this family readily cleave the adenine-ribose bond of adenosine and related nucleotides in the crystal, leaving the product, adenine, bound to the enzyme active site. Surprisingly, the nicotinamide-ribose bond of oxidized NADP(+) is cleaved, leaving nicotinamide bound in the active site in the same position but in a slightly different orientation to that of the five-membered ring of adenine. No binding or cleavage of NADPH was observed at pH 7.4 in these experiments. These observations are in accord with current views of the enzyme mechanism and may contribute to ongoing searches for effective inhibitors.

  14. N-[(2S)-2-(4-Bromo­phen­yl)-4-oxo-1,3-thia­zolidin-3-yl]pyridine-3-carboxamide

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    Akkurt, Mehmet; Çelik, Ísmail; Demir, Hale; Özkırımlı, Sumru; Büyükgüngör, Orhan

    2010-01-01

    In the title compound, C15H12BrN3O2S, the dihedral angle between the pyridine and benzene rings is 73.17 (19)°. The five-membered 1,3-thia­zolidine ring has an envelope conformation, with the S atom displaced by 0.196 (1) Å from the mean plane of the four other ring atoms. An intra­molecular C—H⋯N inter­action occurs. The crystal structure is stabil­ized by inter­molecular N—H⋯O and C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds and C—H⋯π inter­actions. In addition, a weak π–π stacking inter­action is also observed between the 1,3-thia­zolidine and pyridine rings [centroid–centroid distance = 3.805 (2) Å]. PMID:21587914

  15. Computational and NMR Spectroscopic Evidence for Stereochemistry-Dependent Conformations of 2,2,6,6-Tetramethylpiperidinyl-Masked 1,2-Diols.

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    Fought, Ellie L; Chatterjee, Shreyosree; Windus, Theresa L; Chen, Jason S

    2015-10-16

    2,2,6,6-Tetramethylpiperidinyl-masked 1,2-diols exhibited stereochemistry-dependent hydroxyl proton chemical shifts: ca. 7 ppm for the syn diastereomer and ca. 2 ppm for the anti diastereomer. A computational search for low energy geometries revealed that the syn isomer favors a six-membered ring hydrogen bond to nitrogen and the anti isomer favors a five-membered ring hydrogen bond to oxygen. The computed low energy conformations were found to have a large difference in hydroxyl proton shielding that was reflected in the experimental chemical shift difference. This chemical shift difference was observed in a broad range of solvents, and thus may be useful as a stereochemical probe. The stereochemistry-dependent conformation and chemical shift signature appeared to be due to a syn pentane interaction between the gem-dimethyl groups on the 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidinyl moiety.

  16. (1R*,3′S*,4′R*)-4′-(4-Chloro­phen­yl)-3′-[(4-hy­droxy-2-oxo-1,2-dihydro­quinolin-3-yl)carbon­yl]-1′-methyl­spiro­[ace­naphthyl­ene-1,2′-pyrrolidin]-2-one

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    Vennila, K. N.; Sankaran, M.; Mohan, P. S.; Velmurugan, D.

    2011-01-01

    The title compound, C32H23ClN2O4, has a quinoline, a chloro­phenyl and an acenaphthalene ring system attached to a central pyrrolidine ring, which has three stereogenic centers. Nevertheless, the compound crystallizes as a racemate with two mol­ecules of identical chirality in the asymmetric unit. They differ in the conformation of the five-membered pyrrolidine ring; in one molecule it has an envelope conformation, while in the other molecule it has a twisted conformation. In each molecule there is an intra­molecular O—H⋯O hydrogen bond making an S(6) ring motif. In the crystal, pairs of N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds produce inversion dimers with R 2 2(8) motifs. There are also C—H⋯O interactions present. The crystal structure contains voids (60 Å3) within which there is no evidence of solvent mol­ecules. PMID:22199868

  17. Florida Governor Jeb Bush addresses launch team in the Firing Room after the STS-97 launch

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    2000-01-01

    Florida Governor Jeb Bush (with microphone) addresses the launch team in the Firing Room, Launch Control Center, after a successful launch of STS-97. At right is NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin. Liftoff of Space Shuttle 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.

  18. Reactivity of disulfide bonds is markedly affected by structure and environment: implications for protein modification and stability

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    Karimi, Maryam; Ignasiak, Marta T.; Chan, Bun; Croft, Anna K.; Radom, Leo; Schiesser, Carl H.; Pattison, David I.; Davies, Michael J.

    2016-12-01

    Disulfide bonds play a key role in stabilizing protein structures, with disruption strongly associated with loss of protein function and activity. Previous data have suggested that disulfides show only modest reactivity with oxidants. In the current study, we report kinetic data indicating that selected disulfides react extremely rapidly, with a variation of 104 in rate constants. Five-membered ring disulfides are particularly reactive compared with acyclic (linear) disulfides or six-membered rings. Particular disulfides in proteins also show enhanced reactivity. This variation occurs with multiple oxidants and is shown to arise from favorable electrostatic stabilization of the incipient positive charge on the sulfur reaction center by remote groups, or by the neighboring sulfur for conformations in which the orbitals are suitably aligned. Controlling these factors should allow the design of efficient scavengers and high-stability proteins. These data are consistent with selective oxidative damage to particular disulfides, including those in some proteins.

  19. Analysis of beechwood creosote by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and high-performance liquid chromatography.

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    Ogata, N; Baba, T

    1989-12-01

    Compounds in beechwood creosote were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, and 22 major constituents were identified. Of these, 19 were phenolic compounds, i. e., guaiacol, phenol, two cresol isomers, four methylguaiacol (creosol) isomers, six xylenol isomers, two trimethylphenol isomers, 4-ethylguaiacol, 4-ethyl-5-methylguaiacol, and 4-propylguaiacol. The remaining three were hitherto unpredicted five-membered ring compounds, i. e., 3-methyl-2-hydroxy-2-cyclopenten-1-one, 3,5-dimethyl-2-hydroxy-2-cyclopenten-1-one, and 3-ethyl-2-hydroxy-2-cyclopenten-1-one. The relative quantities of these compounds were also compared with those obtained by high-resolution high-performance liquid chromatography. This report probably represents the first extensive analysis of beechwood creosote.

  20. Work Life Stress and Career Resilience of Licensed Nursing Facility Administrators.

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    Myers, Dennis R; Rogers, Rob; LeCrone, Harold H; Kelley, Katherine; Scott, Joel H

    2016-08-28

    Career resilience provided a frame for understanding how Licensed Nursing Facility Administrators (LNFAs) sustain role performance and even thrive in stressful skilled nursing facility work environments. Quantitative and qualitative analyses of in-depth interviews with18 LNFAs, averaging 24 years of experience were conducted by a five-member research team. Analysis was informed by evidence-based frameworks for career resilience in the health professions as well as the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards' (NAB) five domains of competent administrative practice. Findings included six sources of work stressors and six sources of professional satisfaction. Also, participants identified seven strategic principles and 10 administrative practices for addressing major sources of stress. Recommendations are provided for research and evidence-based application of the career resilience perspective to LNFA practice aimed at reducing role abandonment and energizing the delivery of the quality of care that each resident deserves.

  1. Pre-Study Walkthrough with a Commercial Pilot for a Preliminary Single Pilot Operations Experiment

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    O'Connor-Dreher, Ryan; Roberts, Z.; Ziccardi, J.; Vu, K-P. L.; Strybel, T.; Koteskey, Robert William; Lachter, Joel B.; Vi Dao, Quang; Johnson, Walter W.; Battiste, V.

    2013-01-01

    The number of crew members in commercial flights has decreased to two members, down from the five-member crew required 50 years ago. One question of interest is whether the crew should be reduced to one pilot. In order to determine the critical factors involved in safely transitioning to a single pilot, research must examine whether any performance deficits arise with the loss of a crew member. With a concrete understanding of the cognitive and behavioral role of a co-pilot, aeronautical technologies and procedures can be developed that make up for the removal of the second aircrew member. The current project describes a pre-study walkthrough process that can be used to help in the development of scenarios for testing future concepts and technologies for single pilot operations. Qualitative information regarding the tasks performed by the pilots can be extracted with this technique and adapted for future investigations of single pilot operations.

  2. Preferential solvation of thiophene and furan-2-carboxaldehyde phenylhydrazone derivatives in DMSO-water and DMSO-n-octanol mixtures

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    Alvarado, Ysaías J.; Ballestas-Barrientos, Alfonso; Cubillán, Néstor; Morales-Toyo, Miguel; Restrepo, Jelem; Ferrer-Amado, Gladys

    2013-02-01

    The preferential solvation of thiophene- and furan-2-carboxaldehyde phenylhydrazone derivatives in DMSO-water and DMSO-n-octanol mixtures has been studied using visible absorption spectroscopy with a previous characterization of the electronic transitions by Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory (TDDFT) and solvatochromic study in several solvents with different hydrogen-bond donor capacity. The results indicate that the phenylhydrazones are preferentially solvated by clusters of DMSO-water existing in the solvent mixture and the dielectric enrichment as preferential solvation mechanism was discarded. A relation between local DMSO concentration with nitro groups and the electronegativity of the heteroatom of the five-membered ring was found. For DMSO-1-octanol mixtures, the results showed no preferential solvation.

  3. Microtubule-binding protein doublecortin-like kinase 1 (DCLK1) guides kinesin-3-mediated cargo transport to dendrites.

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    Lipka, Joanna; Kapitein, Lukas C; Jaworski, Jacek; Hoogenraad, Casper C

    2016-02-01

    In neurons, the polarized distribution of vesicles and other cellular materials is established through molecular motors that steer selective transport between axons and dendrites. It is currently unclear whether interactions between kinesin motors and microtubule-binding proteins can steer polarized transport. By screening all 45 kinesin family members, we systematically addressed which kinesin motors can translocate cargo in living cells and drive polarized transport in hippocampal neurons. While the majority of kinesin motors transport cargo selectively into axons, we identified five members of the kinesin-3 (KIF1) and kinesin-4 (KIF21) subfamily that can also target dendrites. We found that microtubule-binding protein doublecortin-like kinase 1 (DCLK1) labels a subset of dendritic microtubules and is required for KIF1-dependent dense-core vesicles (DCVs) trafficking into dendrites and dendrite development. Our study demonstrates that microtubule-binding proteins can provide local signals for specific kinesin motors to drive polarized cargo transport.

  4. 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.

  5. Stevioside methanol tetra­solvate

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    Wu, Yunshan; Rodenburg, Douglas L.; Ibrahim, Mohamed A.; McChesney, James D.; Avery, Mitchell A.

    2013-01-01

    Stevioside is a naturally occurring diterpenoid glycoside in Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. The title compound, C38H60O18·4CH3OH, crystallized as its methanol tetrasolvate. Stevioside consists of an aglycone steviol (a tetra­cyclic diterpene in which the four-fused-ring system consists of three six-membered rings and one five-membered ring) and a sugar part (three glucose units). A weak intra­molecular O—H⋯O hydrogen bond occurs. In the crystal, the methanol mol­ecules participate in a two-dimensional hydrogen-bonded network parallel to b axis with the sugars and together they form a hydrophilic tunnel which encloses the lipophilic part of the molecule. PMID:23476589

  6. Chiral bis(oxazoline) copper(II) complexes: versatile catalysts for enantioselective cycloaddition, Aldol, Michael, and carbonyl ene reactions.

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    Johnson, J S; Evans, D A

    2000-06-01

    A bis(oxazoline) (box) copper(II) complex and its hydrated counterpart (1 and 2) function as enantioselective Lewis acid catalysts for carbocyclic and hetero Diels-Alder, aldol, Michael, ene, and amination reactions with substrates capable of chelation through six- and five-membered rings. X-ray crystallography of the chiral complexes reveals a propensity for the formation of distorted square planar or square pyramidal geometries. The sense of asymmetric induction is identical for all the processes catalyzed by [Cu((S,S)-t-Bu-box)](X)(2) complexes 1 and 2 (X = OTf and SbF) resulting from the intervention of a distorted square planar catalyst-substrate binary complex. These catalyzed processes exhibit excellent temperature-selectivity profiles. Reactions catalyzed by [Cu(S,S-Ph-pybox)](SbF(6))(2) and their derived chelation complexes are also discussed.

  7. Phylogenetic analysis and positive-selection site detecting of vascular endothelial growth factor family in vertebrates.

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    He, Wenwu; Tang, Yanyan; Qi, Bin; Lu, Chuansen; Qin, Chao; Wei, Yunfei; Yi, Jiachao; Chen, Mingwu

    2014-02-10

    Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), known to play an important role in vascular homeostasis, vascular integrity and angiogenesis, is little known about the evolutionary relationship of its five members especially the role of gene duplication and natural selection in the evolution of the VEGF family. In this study, seventy-five full-length cDNA sequences from 33 vertebrate species were extracted from the NCBI's GenBank, UniProt protein database and the Ensembl database. By phylogenetic analyses, we investigated the origin, conservation, and evolution of the VEGFs. Five VEGF family members in vertebrates might be formed by gene duplication. The inferred evolutionary transitions that separate members which belong to different gene clusters correlated with changes in functional properties. Selection analysis and protein structure analysis were combined to explain the relationship of the site-specific evolution in the vertebrate VEGF family. Eleven positive selection sites, one transmembrane region and the active sites were detected in this process.

  8. STS-70 Mission Commander Henricks inspects tire

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    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.

  9. Crystal structure of chlorido­(2-{[2-(4-chloro­phen­yl)hydrazin-1-yl­idene-κN 1](phen­yl)meth­yl}pyridine-κN)(η5-penta­methyl­cyclo­penta­dien­yl)iridium(III) tetra­phenyl­borate

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    Devika, Neelakandan; Raja, Nandhagopal; Ananthalakshmi, Subbiah; Therrien, Bruno

    2015-01-01

    The title compound, [Ir(η5-C5Me5)Cl(C18H14ClN3)]B(C6H5)4, is chiral at the metal center and crystallizes as a racemate. In the cation, the hydrazinyl­idene­pyridine ligand is N,N-coordinated through the N-pyridyl and N-hydrazinyl­idene groups forming a five-membered metallacycle. An intra­molecular C—H⋯Cl hydrogen bond is observed. In the crystal, centrosymmetrically-related cations are connected by C—Cl⋯π inter­actions, forming a dimeric structure. The crystal packing is further stabilized by weak inter­ionic C—H⋯π inter­actions. PMID:25844211

  10. Structural Synthesis of Zhang Heng's Seismoscope with Cam-linkage Mechanisms

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    Hsiao, Kuo-Hung; Yan, Hong-Sen

    This work synthesizes the topological structures of the lost Zhang Heng's seismoscope, which was invented in ancient China in 132 AD, with cam-linkage mechanisms. Based on the study of the literature and seismology, the design specifications of Zhang Heng's seismoscope are defined and concluded. According to the concepts of generalization and specialization subject to the concluded design specifications, all feasible interior mechanisms with cams and links that meet science theories and techniques of the subject's time period are receated. Two examples, one with five members and six joints and the other with six members and eight joints, of the interior mechanism of Zhang Heng's seismoscope are derived with 2 and 11 feasible designs, respectively.

  11. Crystal structure of 13-phenyl-2,3,4,13-tetra-hydro-1H-indazolo[1,2-b]phthalazine-1,6,11-trione.

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    Lamera, Esma; Benzerka, Saida; Bouraiou, Abdelmalek; Bouacida, Sofiane; Merazig, Hocine; Chibani, Aissa; Le Borgne, Marc; Bouaziz, Zouhair

    2015-12-01

    The title compound, C21H16N2O3, consists of an indazolone moiety, bearing a phenyl group, fused to a phthalazine ring system (r.m.s. deviation = 0.018 Å). The phenyl ring is almost normal to the mean plane of the five-membered ring of the indazolone moiety, making a dihedral angle of 89.64 (7)°. The six-membered ring of the indazolone moiety has an envelope conformation, with the central methyl-ene C atom as the flap. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked via C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming slabs parallel to the bc plane. The slabs are linked via C-H⋯π and π-π inter-actions [the shortest inter-centroid distance involving rings of pyrazolo-phthalazine moieties is 3.6430 (8) Å], forming a three-dimensional structure.

  12. Identification of a new antimicrobial lysine-rich cyclolipopeptide family from Xenorhabdus nematophila.

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    Gualtieri, Maxime; Aumelas, André; Thaler, Jacques-Olivier

    2009-06-01

    Entomopathogenic bacteria of the genus Xenorhabdus are known to be symbiotically associated with soil dwelling nematodes of the Steinernematidae family. These bacteria are transported by their nematode hosts into the hemocoel of the insect larvae, where they proliferate and produce insecticidal proteins, inhibitors of the insect immune system and antimicrobial molecules. In this study, we describe the discovery of a new family (PAX) of five antimicrobial compounds produced by fermentation of the Xenorhabdus nematophila F1 strain and purified by cation exchange chromatography and reversed phase chromatography. The chemical structure of PAX 3, a lysine-rich cyclolipopetide, was obtained from the analysis of homo and heteronuclear 2D NMR and confirmed by MS-MS experiments. The five members of the PAX family showed significant activity against plants and human fungal pathogens and moderate activity against few bacteria and yeast. No cytotoxicity was observed on CHO or insect cells.

  13. Novel triterpenoids from the aerial roots of Ficus microcarpa.

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    Chiang, Yi-Ming; Kuo, Yueh-Hsiung

    2002-11-01

    Three novel triterpenoids, 3beta-acetoxy-11alpha-hydroxy-11(12-->13)abeooleanan-12-al (1), 3beta-hydroxy-20-oxo-29(20-->19)abeolupane (2), and 29,30-dinor-3beta-acetoxy-18,19-dioxo-18,19-secolupane (3), and the known 4, 5a, and 5b were isolated from the aerial roots of Ficus microcarpa. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of 2D NMR and X-ray diffraction experiments. Compound 1, derived from the oleanane skeleton, has an unusual five-membered C ring. Compounds 2 and 3, derived from the lupane skeleton, have unique skeletons that may arise from the same biogenetic pathway.

  14. Synthesis of 3-((2,4-dichlorophenoxy)methyl)-1,2,4-triazolo(thiadiazoles and thiadiazines) as anti-inflammatory and molluscicidal agents.

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    El Shehry, M F; Abu-Hashem, A A; El-Telbani, E M

    2010-05-01

    A series of fused and non fused 1,2,4-triazoles with (2,4-dichlorophenoxy) moiety are prepared utilizing 3-((2,4-dichlorophenoxy)methyl)-4-amino-4H-1,2,4-triazole-5-thiol (3). The latter on reaction with carboxylic acids, ethylchloroformate, ethylcyanoacetate and sodium nitrite gives five membered fused triazole derivatives 4a-d, 5, 6, 7 and 10, respectively. The six membered heterocycles 11, 12 and 14 are prepared by cyclization of compound 3 with phenacyl bromide, chloroacetic acid and alpha-bromoketone respectively. Most of the newly synthesized compounds were screened for their anti-inflammatory and molluscicidal activities. The compounds 4b, 4d, 11 and 14 showed potent anti-inflammatory activities in dose dependent manner while compounds 3, 4b, 8 and 10 exhibited promising molluscicidal activities.

  15. QSAR modeling for anti-human African trypanosomiasis activity of substituted 2-Phenylimidazopyridines

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    Masand, Vijay H.; El-Sayed, Nahed N. E.; Mahajan, Devidas T.; Mercader, Andrew G.; Alafeefy, Ahmed M.; Shibi, I. G.

    2017-02-01

    In the present work, sixty substituted 2-Phenylimidazopyridines previously reported with potent anti-human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) activity were selected to build genetic algorithm (GA) based QSAR models to determine the structural features that have significant correlation with the activity. Multiple QSAR models were built using easily interpretable descriptors that are directly associated with the presence or the absence of a structural scaffold, or a specific atom. All the QSAR models have been thoroughly validated according to the OECD principles. All the QSAR models are statistically very robust (R2 = 0.80-0.87) with high external predictive ability (CCCex = 0.81-0.92). The QSAR analysis reveals that the HAT activity has good correlation with the presence of five membered rings in the molecule.

  16. Cyclic Amine/Borane Lewis Pairs by the Reaction of N,N-Diallylaniline with Lancaster's H2 B-C6 F5 Reagent.

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    Wang, Tongdao; Liu, Lei; Grimme, Stefan; Daniliuc, Constantin G; Kehr, Gerald; Erker, Gerhard

    2016-05-06

    Twofold hydroboration of N,N-diallylaniline with the C6 F5 BH2 ⋅SMe2 reagent gave the respective hetero-bicyclo[3.3.0]octane and hetero-methylbicyclo[3.2.0]heptane compounds 4 and 5 as the major products, both showing strong internal N-B amine Lewis base/borane Lewis acid adduct formation. A DFT analysis indicated their formation (and that of a small amount of several isomeric five-membered heterocyclic products) under thermodynamic control. Compound 5 underwent fragmentation with propene liberation to form compound 7 with a formal N=B bond at 100 °C. This product was also obtained from the isomer 4 at much higher temperature (300 °C).

  17. Poly cyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Recent lake sediments—II. Compounds derived from biogenic precursors during early diagenesis

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    Wakeham, Stuart G.; Schaffner, Christian; Giger, Walter

    1980-03-01

    Five groups of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) thought to be derived by early-diagenetic transformations of biogenic precursors are apparently present in Recent sediments of four lakes (Lake Lucerne. Lake Zürich, and Greifensee. Switzerland, and Lake Washington, northwest U.S.A.) These natural PAH include: (1) perylene. (2) an extended series of phenanthrene homologs. (3) retene and pimanthrene derived from diterpenes. (4) a series of tetra- and pentacyclic PAH derived from pentacyclic triterpenes of the amyrin-type. (5) tetra- and pentacyclic PAH formed from pentacyclic triterpenes with five-membered E-rings. Since these PAH are abundant in very young sediment layers, the transformation reactions involved appear to be faster than previously thought and may be microbially mediated. There is no evidence that anthropogenic or petrogenic sources can account for the distributions of these groups of PAH in cores of Recent lake sediments.

  18. Chlorido(2-formyl-6-hydroxy­phenyl-κC 1)mercury(II)

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    Xu, Chen; Cen, Fei-Fei; Wang, Zhi-Qiang; Zhang, Yu-Qing

    2009-01-01

    In the planar [r.m.s. deviation 0.0265 Å] title compound, [Hg(C7H5O2)Cl], the HgII atom shows a typical linear coordination by a C atom of a benzene ring and a Cl atom. The benzene C atom and the aldehyde O atom chelate the HgII atom by assuming the Hg⋯O separation of 2.817 (9) Å as a weak intra­molecular coordination bonding distance. The resulting five-membered metallacycle is nearly coplanar with the benzene ring dihedral angle 2.9 (1)°]. Inter­molecular O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds are present in the crystal structure, resulting in a one-dimensional supra­molecular architecture parallel to [201]. PMID:21582690

  19. Furan- and Thiophene-Based Auxochromes Red-shift Chlorin Absorptions and Enable Oxidative Chlorin Polymerizations.

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    Xiong, Ruisheng; Bornhof, Anna-Bea; Arkhypchuk, Anna I; Orthaber, Andreas; Borbas, K Eszter

    2016-11-08

    The de novo syntheses of chemically stable chlorins with five-membered heterocyclic (furane, thiophene, formylfurane and formylthiophene) substituents in selected meso- and β-positions are reported. Heterocycle incorporation in the 3- and 13-positions shifted the chlorin absorption and emission to the red (up to λem =680 nm), thus these readily incorporated substituents function analogously to auxochromes present in chlorophylls, for example, formyl and vinyl groups. Photophysical, theoretical and X-ray crystallographic experiments revealed small but significant differences between the behavior of the furan- and the thiophene-based auxochromes. Four regioisomeric bis-thienylchlorins (3,10; 3,13, 3,15 and 10,15) were oxidatively electropolymerized; the chlorin monomer geometry had a profound impact on the polymerization efficiency and the electrochemical properties of the resulting material. Chemical co-polymerization of 3,13-bis-thienylchlorin with 3-hexylthiophene yielded an organic-soluble red-emitting polymer.

  20. Synthesis of Thienamycin methyl ester from 2-deoxy-D-ribose via Kinugasa reaction.

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    Soluch, Magdalena; Grzeszczyk, Barbara; Staszewska-Krajewska, Olga; Chmielewski, Marek; Furman, Bartłomiej

    2016-03-01

    A novel synthesis of thienamycin is described. The crucial step of the synthesis is based on Cu(I)-mediated Kinugasa cycloaddition/rearrangement cascade reaction between terminal acetylene derived from D-lactic acid and suitable, partially protected, five-membered cyclic nitrone obtained from 2-deoxy-D-ribose. The reaction was performed in the presence of tetramethylguanidine as a base to provide 5,6-trans substituted carbapenam as the main product. Thus obtained carbapenam 11 with (5R,6S) configuration at the azetidinone ring was subsequently subjected to oxidation/deprotection/oxidation reaction sequence to afford the β-keto ester 20, which was directly transformed into N,O-protected methyl ester of thienamycin.

  1. Reactivity of disulfide bonds is markedly affected by structure and environment: implications for protein modification and stability.

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    Karimi, Maryam; Ignasiak, Marta T; Chan, Bun; Croft, Anna K; Radom, Leo; Schiesser, Carl H; Pattison, David I; Davies, Michael J

    2016-12-12

    Disulfide bonds play a key role in stabilizing protein structures, with disruption strongly associated with loss of protein function and activity. Previous data have suggested that disulfides show only modest reactivity with oxidants. In the current study, we report kinetic data indicating that selected disulfides react extremely rapidly, with a variation of 10(4) in rate constants. Five-membered ring disulfides are particularly reactive compared with acyclic (linear) disulfides or six-membered rings. Particular disulfides in proteins also show enhanced reactivity. This variation occurs with multiple oxidants and is shown to arise from favorable electrostatic stabilization of the incipient positive charge on the sulfur reaction center by remote groups, or by the neighboring sulfur for conformations in which the orbitals are suitably aligned. Controlling these factors should allow the design of efficient scavengers and high-stability proteins. These data are consistent with selective oxidative damage to particular disulfides, including those in some proteins.

  2. Design and Synthesis of a Library of Tetracyclic Hydroazulenoisoindoles

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    Brummond, Kay M.; Mao, Shuli; Shinde, Sunita N.; Johnston, Paul J.; Day, Billy W.

    2009-01-01

    Forty-four tetracyclic hydroazulenoisoindoles were synthesized via a tandem cyclopropanation/Cope rearrangement followed by a Diels-Alder sequence from easily available five-membered cyclic cross-conjugated trienones. These trienones were obtained from two different routes depending upon whether R1 and R2 are alkyl or amino acid derived functional groups, via a rhodium(I)-catalyzed cycloisomerization reaction. In order to increase diversity, four maleimides and two 1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-diones were used as dienophiles in the Diels-Alder step. Several Diels-Alder adducts were further reacted under palladium-catalyzed hydrogenation conditions, leading to a diastereoselective reduction of the trisubstituted double bond. This library has demonstrated rapid access to a variety of structurally complex natural product-like compounds via stereochemical diversity and building block diversity approaches. PMID:19366169

  3. The Biological Functions of NF-κB1 (p50) and its Potential as an Anti-Cancer Target

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    Yu, Yonghui; Wan, Yu; Huang, Chuanshu

    2013-01-01

    Nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) is a key transcriptional factor family that consists of five members in mammalian cells, including NF-κB1 (p50), NF-κB2 (p52), RelA (p65), RelB and c-Rel. NF-κB is implicated in multiple physiological and pathological processes, including cell proliferation and differentiation, inflammatory and immune response, cell survival and apoptosis, cellular stress reactions and tumorigenesis. Recent studies by our group and others have highlighted the novel functions of the p50 protein. In this review, we will focus on the regulation and functions of NF-κB p50. PMID:19519322

  4. 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.

  5. Crystal structure of 6,9-dimethyl-7H-[1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-b][1,2,4]triazepin-8(9H)-one 0.40-hydrate.

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    Harmaoui, Abdellah; Bouhfid, Rachid; Essassi, El Mokhtar; Saadi, Mohamed; El Ammari, Lahcen

    2015-01-01

    In the mol-ecule of the title compound, C7H9N5O·0.40H2O, the seven-membered heterocyclic ring exhibits a boat conformation, whereas the five-membered triazole ring is almost planar (r.m.s. deviation = 0.005 Å). In the crystal, centrosymmetric dimers are linked by pairs of C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds into dimers, which are further connected via O-H⋯N and C-H⋯N hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional network. The structure contains a partially occupied water mol-ecule lying on a twofold axis with an occupancy factor of 0.4.

  6. 12α-Hy­droxy-3,27-dioxooleanano-28,13-lactone

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    Hu, Jun-yi; Wu, Gang-gang; Xu, Ying-qian; Xiao, Guo-yong; Lei, Peng

    2012-01-01

    There are two independent mol­ecules in the asymmetric unit of the title compound, C30H44O5. They comprise a triterpenoid skeleton of five six-membered rings and a five-membered lactone ring. The five six-membered rings are all trans-fused. In both independent mol­ecules the D rings adopt a slightly distorted half-chair conformation due the presence of the lactone ring while the other four six-membered rings all adopt chair conformations. The characteristic carbon–carbon double bond of the oleanoic skeleton is absent. Inter­molecular O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds between the hy­droxy and carbonyl groups occur in the crystal structure. PMID:22719397

  7. 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.

  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. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Excited state tautomerization of 7-azaindole catalyzed by pyrazole

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    Karmakar, Shreetama; Mukherjee, Moitrayee; Chakraborty, Tapas

    2013-03-01

    Pyrazole, a five member cyclic azole, is reported here as an efficient catalyst for excited state tautomeric conversion of 7-azaindole. In hydrocarbon solution the two compounds efficiently form a doubly hydrogen-bonded 1:1 cyclic complex whose association constant value is found comparable with 7-azaindole dimerization constant, and according to B3LYP/6-311G++∗∗ calculation the binding energies of the complex and dimer are nearly same. In the excited state (S1), the TDDFT calculation predicts tautomer of the complex to be 13.4 kcal/mol more stable than normal form. Fluorescence spectra reveal that upon UV excitation the complex emits exclusively from the tautomeric form.

  13. Diverse functions of PHD fingers of the MLL/KMT2 subfamily.

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    Ali, Muzaffar; Hom, Robert A; Blakeslee, Weston; Ikenouye, Larissa; Kutateladze, Tatiana G

    2014-02-01

    Five members of the KMT2 family of lysine methyltransferases, originally named the mixed lineage leukemia (MLL1-5) proteins, regulate gene expression during embryogenesis and development. Each KMT2A-E contains a catalytic SET domain that methylates lysine 4 of histone H3, and one or several PHD fingers. Over the past few years a growing number of studies have uncovered diverse biological roles of the KMT2A-E PHD fingers, implicating them in binding to methylated histones and other nuclear proteins, and in mediating the E3 ligase activity and dimerization. Mutations in the PHD fingers or deletion of these modules are linked to human diseases including cancer and Kabuki syndrome. In this work, we summarize recently identified biological functions of the KMT2A-E PHD fingers, discuss mechanisms of their action, and examine preference of these domains for histone and non-histone ligands.

  14. [Advances in the development of new antitubercular agents from a group of 5-membered heterocyclic compounds containing various heteroatoms].

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    Waisser, K; Drhová, L

    1999-09-01

    Tuberculosis and other antimycobacterial diseases are considered to be one of the most important problems of the health service at present. Since 1985, and in particular in the 1990s, a search for new structures of antimycobacterial substances has ranked among the prior fields of chemotherapeutic research. The present review paper links up with the previous communications, and surveys the studies carried out in the field of five-membered heterocyclic compounds containing more heteroatoms since 1984. The most frequently investigated field is thiazole derivatives but the most successful papers originated in the group of oxazoles, where effective antituberculotics for clinical use can be expected in the future. The present research is based on the journal Chemical Abstracts and original papers.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Discovery of oxygen in the PG 1159 degenerate stars - A direct evolutionary link to O VI planetary nebula nuclei and confirmation of pulsation theory

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    Sion, E. M.; Liebert, J.; Starrfield, S. G.

    1985-01-01

    The discovery of strong O VI absorption/emission lines in five members of the PG 1159 degenerate stars is reported. It is shown that the optical spectra are dominated by C IV, O VI, and He II, with no detectable N lines. It is confirmed that the planetary nebula-central star, K1-16, which is found to be a pulsating star by Grauer and Bond (1984), is a member of the spectroscopic group. The detection of strong oxygen features in the photospheres of the objects provides support of the prediction of Starrfield et al. (1984). The properties of the PG 1159 stars are compared with the so-called O VI central stars of planetary nebulae and both groups of stars are found to have similar spectral features, temperatures, and luminosities. The implications of the O VI/PG 1159 evolutionary link are assessed.

  18. Discovery of oxygen in the PG 1159 degenerate stars - A direct evolutionary link to O VI planetary nebula nuclei and confirmation of pulsation theory

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    Sion, E. M.; Liebert, J.; Starrfield, S. G.

    1985-05-01

    The discovery of strong O VI absorption/emission lines in five members of the PG 1159 degenerate stars is reported. It is shown that the optical spectra are dominated by C IV, O VI, and He II, with no detectable N lines. It is confirmed that the planetary nebula-central star, K1-16, which is found to be a pulsating star by Grauer and Bond (1984), is a member of the spectroscopic group. The detection of strong oxygen features in the photospheres of the objects provides support of the prediction of Starrfield et al. (1984). The properties of the PG 1159 stars are compared with the so-called O VI central stars of planetary nebulae and both groups of stars are found to have similar spectral features, temperatures, and luminosities. The implications of the O VI/PG 1159 evolutionary link are assessed.

  19. Crystal structure of 5-O-benzoyl-2,3-O-iso­propyl­idene-d-ribono-1,4-lactone

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    Bortoluzzi, Adailton J.; Silveira, Gustavo P.; Sá, Marcus M.

    2017-01-01

    In the title compound, C15H16O6, obtained from the acyl­ation reaction between 2,3-O-iso­propyl­idene-d-ribono-1,4-lactone and benzoyl chloride, the known absolute configuration for the lactone moiety of the ester substituent has been confirmed. The five-membered rings of the bicyclic lactone–dioxolane moiety both show envelope conformations and form a dihedral angle of 19.82 (7)° between the lactone ring and the benzene ring. In the crystal, mol­ecules of the acyl­ated sugar are linked by very weak inter­molecular C—H⋯O inter­actions, forming a three-dimensional network. PMID:28316820

  20. Crystal structure of ethyl N-(1,5-dimethyl-3-oxo-2-phenyl-2,3-di­hydro-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)carbamate

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    Danish, Muhammad; Tahir, Muhammad Nawaz; Anwar, Uzma; Raza, Muhammad Asam

    2015-01-01

    In the title compound, C14H17N3O3, the dihedral angle between the benzene ring and the five-membered di­hydro­pyrazole ring is 52.26 (9)°. The ethyl ester group is approximately planar (r.m.s. deviation 0.0568 Å) and subtends an angle 67.73 (8)° to the pyrazole ring. In the crystal, molecules are linked by pairs of N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming inversion dimers with an R 2 2(10) ring motif. Weaker C—H⋯O contacts link these dimers into a three-dimensional network of mol­ecules stacked along the a-axis direction. Offset π–π stacking inter­actions between the benzene rings [centroid-to-centroid distance = 3.8832 (12) Å] further stabilize the crystal packing. PMID:26029449

  1. An Efficient Strategy for the Synthesis of 1-(Trifluoromethylsulfonamido)propan-2-yl Esters and the Evaluation of Their Cytotoxic Activity.

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    Gómez-García, Omar; Gómez, Elizabeth; Monzón-González, César; Ramírez-Apan, Teresa; Álvarez-Toledano, Cecilio

    2017-01-01

    An efficient method for the synthesis of 1-(trifluoromethylsulfonamido)propan-2-yl benzoates is described, the products of the reaction were characterized by heteronuclear single quantum coherence spectroscopy (HSQC), heteronuclear multiple bond correlation (HMBC) and NMR experiments. The overall process began with the activation of the oxazoline ring by triflic anhydride, followed by the opening of the five-membered ring in the 5-methyl-2-phenyl-4,5-dihydrooxazole system. The cytotoxic activity of the new trifluoromethyl sulfonamides was evaluated with six cancer cell lines and human gingival fibroblasts, posteriorly analyzing the influence on cytotoxicity exerted by the withdrawing and donor substituents at the para-position of the phenyl ring. Compounds 3b-e showed cytotoxic activity, with IC50 values ranging from 17-17.44 µM for the cell lines tested, finding the highest effect for compound 3e.

  2. Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Activity Studies of 1,3,4-Oxadiazole Analogs

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    Bhat, KI; Sufeera, K; Chaitanya, Sunil Kumar P

    2011-01-01

    The reaction of p-bromoanilino acetohydrazide(II) with aromatic aldehydes in alcohol yielded 2-[4-bromo aniline] N-substituted benzylidine hydrazides (IIIa-IIIj), which in presence of yellow mercuric oxide and iodine in DMF, yielded corresponding 4-bromo[(N-5-substituted 1,3,4 oxadiazole-2 –yl)methyl]aniline (IVa-IVj). Structures of the compounds synthesized were confirmed by IR, 1HNMR and MASS spectroscopic analysis. The newly synthesized compounds were screened for antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory activities. Some of the compounds showed remarkable antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory activities. PMID:22224038

  3. Enantiodivergent Synthesis of (+)- and (-)-Pyrrolidine 197B: Synthesis of trans-2,5-Disubstituted Pyrrolidines by Intramolecular Hydroamination.

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    Pérez, Sixto J; Purino, Martín A; Cruz, Daniel A; López-Soria, Juan M; Carballo, Rubén M; Ramírez, Miguel A; Fernández, Israel; Martín, Víctor S; Padrón, Juan I

    2016-10-17

    A highly efficient, diastereoselective, iron(III)-catalyzed intramolecular hydroamination/cyclization reaction involving α-substituted amino alkenes is described. Thus, enantiopure trans-2,5-disubstituted pyrrolidines and trans-5-substituted proline derivatives were synthesized by means of a combination of enantiopure starting materials, easily available from l-α-amino acids, with sustainable metal catalysts such as iron(III) salts. The scope of this methodology is highlighted in an enantiodivergent approach to the synthesis of both (+)- and (-)-pyrrolidine 197B alkaloids from l-glutamic acid. In addition, a computational study was carried out to gain insight into the complete diastereoselectivity of the transformation.

  4. 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

    2015-03-06

    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.

  5. Base assisted C-C coupling between carbonyl and polypyridyl ligands in a Ru-NADH-type carbonyl complex.

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    Ghosh, Debashis; Fukushima, Takashi; Kobayashi, Katsuaki; Sen, Susan; Kitagawa, Susumu; Kato, Tatsuhisa; Tanaka, Koji

    2017-03-27

    A reaction of a ruthenium(ii) NAD-type complex, [Ru(tpy)(pbn)(Cl)](+) (tpy = 2,2':6',2''-terpyridine; pbn = 2-(pyridin-2-yl)benzo[b][1,5]naphthyridine), with pressurized CO (2 MPa) at 150 °C in H2O selectively produced a two-electron reduced ruthenium(ii)-NADH-type carbonyl complex, [Ru(tpy)(pbnHH)(CO)](2+) (pbnHH = 2-(pyridin-2-yl)-5,10-dihydrobenzo[b][1,5]naphthyridine), rather than the oxidized [Ru(tpy)(pbn)(CO)](2+) complex. Indeed, [Ru(tpy)(pbnHH)(CO)](2+) was quantitatively oxidized to [Ru(tpy)(pbn)(CO)](2+) upon treatment with one equiv. of 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-p-benzoquinone (DDQ). The reactivity of [Ru(tpy)(pbnHH)(CO)](2+) with various bases was studied herein. Treatment of [Ru(tpy)(pbnHH)(CO)](2+) with a suitable organic base, 1,5-diazabicyclo[4.3.0]non-5-ene (DBN), resulted in the formation of a new five-membered Ru-CO-bridge metallacycle quantitatively in acetonitrile under air at room temperature. A probable mechanism was proposed for this reaction based on UV-vis, NMR, and EPR spectral studies and other experimental data. Furthermore, a reaction of the five membered Ru-CO-bridge metallacycle with NH4PF6 in CH3CN : H2O (1 : 1) under air smoothly produced another new six-membered Ru-OCO-bridge complex. A mechanism for the formation of a Ru-OCO-bridge complex was also proposed here on the basis of H2O(18) experiments, DDQ treatment and other experimental data. These newly synthesized complexes appended with NAD-type ligands may have potential use as renewable hydride sources for organic reductions.

  6. Pallidol hexa­acetate ethyl acetate monosolvate

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    Mao, Qinyong; Taylor, Dennis K.; Ng, Seik Weng; Tiekink, Edward R. T.

    2013-01-01

    The entire mol­ecule of pallidol hexa­acetate {systematic name: (±)-(4bR,5R,9bR,10R)-5,10-bis­[4-(acet­yloxy)phen­yl]-4b,5,9b,10-tetra­hydro­indeno­[2,1-a]indene-1,3,6,8-tetrayl tetra­acetate} is completed by the application of twofold rotational symmetry in the title ethyl acetate solvate, C40H34O12·C4H8O2. The ethyl acetate mol­ecule was highly disordered and was treated with the SQUEEZE routine [Spek (2009 ▶). Acta Cryst. D65, 148–155]; the crystallographic data take into account the presence of the solvent. In pallidol hexa­acetate, the dihedral angle between the fused five-membered rings (r.m.s. deviation = 0.100 Å) is 54.73 (6)°, indicating a significant fold in the mol­ecule. Significant twists between residues are also evident as seen in the dihedral angle of 80.70 (5)° between the five-membered ring and the pendent benzene ring to which it is attached. Similarly, the acetate residues are twisted with respect to the benzene ring to which they are attached [C—O(carb­oxy)—C—C torsion angles = −70.24 (14), −114.43 (10) and −72.54 (13)°]. In the crystal, a three-dimensional architecture is sustained by C—H⋯O inter­actions which encompass channels in which the disordered ethyl acetate mol­ecules reside. PMID:24046702

  7. From formamide to purine: a self-catalyzed reaction pathway provides a feasible mechanism for the entire process.

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    Wang, Jing; Gu, Jiande; Nguyen, Minh Tho; Springsteen, Greg; Leszczynski, Jerzy

    2013-08-15

    A formamide self-catalyzed mechanistic pathway that transforms formamide to purine through a five-membered ring intermediate has been explored by density functional theory calculations. The highlight of the mechanistic route detailed here is that the proposed pathway represents the simplest and lowest energy reaction pathway. All necessary reactants, including catalysts, are generated from a single initial compound, formamide. The most catalytically effective form of formamide is found to be the imidic acid isomer. The catalytic effect of formamide has been found to be much more significant than that of water. The self-catalytic mechanism revealed here provides a pathway with the lowest energy barriers among all reaction routes previously published. Several important reaction steps are involved in this mechanistic route: formylation-dehydration, Leuckart reduction, five- and six-member ring-closing, and deamination. Overall, a five-membered ring-closing is the rate-determining step in the present catalytic route, which is consistent with our previous mechanistic investigations. The activation energy of this rate-controlling step (ca. 27 kcal/mol) is significantly lower than the rate-determining step (ca. 34 kcal/mol) in the pathway from 4-aminoimidazole-5-carboxamidine described by Schleyer's group (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2007, 104, 17272-17277) and in the pyrimidine pathway (ca. 44 kcal/mol) reported by Sponer et al. (J. Phys. Chem. A 2012, 116, 720-726). The self-catalyzed mechanistic pathway reported herein is less energetically demanding than previously proposed routes.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. C-H and N-H bond dissociation energies of small aromatic hydrocarbons

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    Barckholtz, C.; Barckholtz, T.A.; Hadad, C.M.

    1999-01-27

    A survey of computational methods was undertaken to calculate the homolytic bond dissociation energies (BDEs) of the C-H and N-H bonds in monocyclic aromatic molecules that are representative of the functionalities present in coal. These include six-membered rings (benzene, pyridine, pyridazine, pyrimidine, pyrazine) and five-membered rings (furan, thiophene, pyrrole, oxazole). By comparison of the calculated C-H BDEs with the available experimental values for these aromatic molecules, the B3LYP/6-31G(d) level of theory was selected to calculate the BDEs of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), including carbonaceous PAHs (naphthalene, anthracene, pyrene, coronene) and heteroatomic PAHs (benzofuran, benzothiophene, indole, benzoxazole, quinoline, isoquinoline, dibenzofuran, carbazole). The cleavage of a C-H or a N-H bond generates a {sigma} radical that is, in general, localized at the site from which the hydrogen atom was removed. However, delocalization of the unpaired electron results in {approximately} 7 kcal {center{underscore}dot} mol{sup {minus}1} stabilization of the radical with respect to the formation of phenyl when the C-H bond is adjacent to a nitrogen atom in the azabenzenes. Radicals from five-membered rings are {approximately} 6 kcal {center{underscore}dot} mol{sup {minus}1} less stable than those formed from six-membered rings due to both localization of the spin density and geometric factors. The location of the heteroatoms in the aromatic ring affects the C-H bond strengths more significantly than does the size of the aromatic network. Therefore, in general, the monocyclic aromatic molecules can be used to predict the C-H BDE of the large PAHs within 1 kcal {center{underscore}dot} mol{sup {minus}1}.

  11. Structure of a highly pyruvylated galactan sulfate from the Pacific green alga Codium yezoense (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta).

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    Bilan, Maria I; Vinogradova, Ekaterina V; Shashkov, Alexander S; Usov, Anatolii I

    2007-02-26

    A polysaccharide fraction consisting of d-galactose, sulfate, and pyruvate in a molar proportion of 4:2:1 was isolated from the green seaweed Codium yezoense by water extraction followed by ion-exchange chromatography. To elucidate its structure, modified polysaccharides were prepared by desulfation, depyruvylation, and by total removal of non-carbohydrate substituents. Structures of the native polysaccharide and of the products of its chemical modifications were investigated by methylation analysis as well as by 1D and 2D (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy. The polysaccharide devoid of sulfate and pyruvate was subjected to two subsequent Smith degradations to afford a rather low-molecular and essentially linear (1-->3)-beta-d-galactan. A highly ramified structure was suggested for the native polysaccharide, which contains linear backbone segments of 3-linked beta-d-galactopyranose residues connected by (1-->6) linkages, about 40% of 3-linked residues being additionally substituted at C-6, probably by short oligosaccharide residues also containing (1-->3) and (1-->6) linkages. Sulfate groups were found mainly at C-4 and in minor amounts at C-6. Pyruvate was found to form mainly five-membered cyclic ketals with O-3 and O-4 of the non-reducing terminal galactose residues. The minor part of pyruvate forms six-membered cyclic ketals with O-4 and O-6. The absolute configurations of ketals (R for six-membered ketals and S for five-membered ones) were established using NMR spectral data.

  12. Constraints of opsin structure on the ligand-binding site: studies with ring-fused retinals.

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    Hirano, Takahiro; Lim, In Taek; Kim, Don Moon; Zheng, Xiang-Guo; Yoshihara, Kazuo; Oyama, Yoshiaki; Imai, Hiroo; Shichida, Yoshinori; Ishiguro, Masaji

    2002-12-01

    Ring-fused retinal analogs were designed to examine the hula-twist mode of the photoisomerization of the 9-cis retinylidene chromophore. Two 9-cis retinal analogs, the C11-C13 five-membered ring-fused and the C12-C14 five-membered ring-fused retinal derivatives, formed the pigments with opsin. The C11-C13 ring-fused analog was isomerized to a relaxed all-trans chromophore (lambda(max) > 400 nm) at even -269 degrees C and the Schiff base was kept protonated at 0 degrees C. The C12-C14 ring-fused analog was converted photochemically to a bathorhodopsin-like chromophore (lambda(max) = 583 nm) at -196 degrees C, which was further converted to the deprotonated Schiff base at 0 degrees C. The model-building study suggested that the analogs do not form pigments in the retinal-binding site of rhodopsin but form pigments with opsin structures, which have larger binding space generated by the movement of transmembrane helices. The molecular dynamics simulation of the isomerization of the analog chromophores provided a twisted C11-C12 double bond for the C12-C14 ring-fused analog and all relaxed double bonds with a highly twisted C10-C11 bond for the C11-C13 ring-fused analog. The structural model of the C11-C13 ring-fused analog chromophore showed a characteristic flip of the cyclohexenyl moiety toward transmembrane segments 3 and 4. The structural models suggested that hula twist is a primary process for the photoisomerization of the analog chromophores.

  13. Atmospheric photooxidation of fluoroacetates as a source of fluorocarboxylic acids.

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    Blanco, M B; Bejan, I; Barnes, I; Wiesen, P; Teruel, Mariano A

    2010-04-01

    A 1080 L environmental chamber with in situ FTIR spectroscopy detection was used to study the product distribution and the mechanism of the Cl-initiated photooxidation of a series of fluoroacetates. The gas-phase reactions of Cl atoms with ethyl trifluoroacetate (CF(3)C(O)OCH(2)CH(3)), methyl trifluoroacetate (CF(3)C(O)OCH(3)), and methyl difluoroacetate (CF(2)HC(O)OCH(3)) were investigated at 296 +/- 2 K and atmospheric pressure (approximately 760 Torr) of synthetic air. The fate of the fluoroalkoxy radicals formed in the reaction with Cl atoms mainly occurs through (i) an H-atom abstraction by reaction with O(2,) to produce the corresponding fluoroanhydride and (ii) an alpha-ester rearrangement via a five-membered ring intermediate to give the corresponding fluoroacetic acid. The yields of fluoroacids (CF(2)XC(O)OH, with X = H, F) obtained were as follows: 78 +/- 5, 23 +/- 2, and 30 +/- 5% for CF(3)C(O)OCH(2)CH(3), CF(3)C(O)OCH(3), and CF(2)HC(O)OCH(3,), respectively. Yields of five-membered transition state of the alpha-ester rearrangement is correlated with the acid yields observed for the different fluoroacetates. Atmospheric implications, especially with regard to the fluorocarboxylic acid formation, are discussed.

  14. Facile distinction of neutral and acidic tetraether lipids in archaea membrane by halogen atom adduct ions in electrospray ionization mass spectrometry.

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    Murae, Tatsushi; Takamatsu, Yuichiro; Muraoka, Ryohei; Endoh, Satoshi; Yamauchi, Noriaki

    2002-02-01

    Calditocaldarchaeol (neutral tetraether lipid) from Sulfolobus acidocaldarius (acidothermophilic archaea) and intact total lipid from the thermoacidophilic archaea Sulfolobus sp. was examined by electrospray ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry in the negative-ion mode using high resolution. When the sample was injected as a solution in a 3:1 mixture of methanol (MeOH) and chloroform (CHCl(3)) using an infusion system, the total ether lipid afforded molecular-related ions as [M - H](-) for acidic polar lipids containing a phosphoric or sulfuric group, and as [M + Cl](-) ion for neutral glycolipids. The attachment of chloride was confirmed by the observation of [M + Br](-) ion, instead of [M + Cl](-) ion, when a 3:1 mixture of MeOH and CHBr(3) was used in place of MeOH-CHCl(3) as the solvent. The composition of tetraether neutral glycolipids that are different from each other only in the number of five-membered rings in the isoprenoid chain was determined on the basis of the isotope-resolved mass spectrum of [M + Cl](-) ions. As for acidic tetraether lipids, molecular-related ions [M - H](-)) were not observed when the 3:1 MeOH-CHBr(3) mixture was used as the solvent. These results together afforded a facile method of distinguishing neutral from acidic tetraether lipids in intact total lipids of acidothermophilic archaea. This method was applied to determine the difference of the number of five-membered rings in isoprenyl chains of neutral tetraether glycolipids yielded by the Sulfolobus sp. grown at different temperatures. Discrimination of neutral tetraether glycolipids from acidic tetraether lipids in the total lipids obtained from Thermoplasma sp. was also achieved by this method.

  15. Computational studies of elementary steps relating to boron doping during diamond chemical vapour deposition.

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    Cheesman, Andrew; Harvey, Jeremy N; Ashfold, Michael N R

    2005-03-21

    Density functional theory-based electronic structure computations on small models of the diamond {100} surface have enabled prediction of the energetics and activation parameters of a number of plausible mechanistic steps for boron incorporation into, and boron loss from, the growing diamond surface. Initial proving calculations for the carbon-only case show, as in previous work, that the rate-limiting step for diamond growth involves opening of a five-membered ring species, and subsequent closure to form six-membered rings as in bulk diamond. The five-membered ring intermediate arises following 2 x 1 reconstruction of the {100} surface, or at steps on the {111} surface. Diamond growth arises as a result of successful competition between the ring-opening step and a two-carbon loss step, both of which involve significant activation barriers. In the boron case, we find that BH(x) (x = 0-3) species can all bind to radical sites on the diamond {100} surface to form stable adducts. Interconversion between the surface bound BH, species is facile at the H and H2 number densities and temperatures typical for diamond CVD conditions. B incorporation can occur by a ring expansion mechanism, as in the all-carbon case, and by direct insertion of surface bound BH (and B) species into the C-C bond on the diamond {100} surface. BH(x) loss processes identified include release of surface bound BH3 and/or CH2BH species into the gas phase. Both B incorporation into, and B loss from, the diamond {100} surface are deduced to be significantly less energy demanding than the corresponding carbon addition and loss processes.

  16. 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

  17. X-ray, NMR, and Mutational Studies of the Catalytic Cycle of the GDP-Mannose Mannosyl Hydrolase Reaction

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    Gabelli,S.; Azurmendi, H.; Bianchet, M.; Amzel, L.; Mildva, A.

    2006-01-01

    partial negative charge of the GDP leaving group is compensated by the Mg2+, and by the closing of loop L2 that brings Arg-37 closer to the -phosphate. The development of a positive charge at mannosyl C1, as the oxocarbenium-like transition state is approached, is compensated by closing the anionic loop, L6, onto the active site, further stabilizing the transition state.

  18. Structure-Based Evaluation of C5 Derivatives in the Catechol Diether Series Targeting HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase

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    Frey, Kathleen M.; Gray, William T.; Spasov, Krasimir A.; Bollini, Mariela; Gallardo-Macias, Ricardo; Jorgensen, William L.; Anderson, Karen S.

    2014-01-01

    Using a computationally driven approach, a class of inhibitors with picomolar potency known as the catechol diethers were developed targeting the non-nucleoside binding pocket (NNBP) of HIV-1 RT. Computational studies suggested that halogen bonding interactions between the C5 substituent of the inhibitor and backbone carbonyl of conserved residue Pro95 might be important. While the recently reported crystal structures of the RT complexes confirmed the interactions with the NNBP, they revealed the lack of a halogen bonding interaction with Pro95. In order to understand the effects of substituents at the C5 position, we determined additional crystal structures with 5-Br and 5-H derivatives. Using comparative structural analysis, we identified several conformations of the ethoxy uracil dependent on the strength of a van der Waals interaction with the Cγ of Pro95 and the C5 substitution. The 5-Cl and 5-F derivatives position the ethoxy uracil to make more hydrogen bonds, while the larger 5-Br and smaller 5-H position the ethoxy uracil to make fewer hydrogen bonds. EC50 values correlate with the trends observed in the crystal structures. The influence of C5 substitutions on the ethoxy uracil conformation may have strategic value, as future derivatives can possibly be modulated in order to gain additional hydrogen bonding interactions with resistant variants of RT. PMID:24289305

  19. Repositioning HIV-1 integrase inhibitors for cancer therapeutics: 1,6-naphthyridine-7-carboxamide as a promising scaffold with drug-like properties.

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    Zeng, Li-Fan; Wang, Yong; Kazemi, Roza; Xu, Shili; Xu, Zhong-Liang; Sanchez, Tino W; Yang, Liu-Meng; Debnath, Bikash; Odde, Srinivas; Xie, Hua; Zheng, Yong-Tang; Ding, Jian; Neamati, Nouri; Long, Ya-Qiu

    2012-11-26

    Among a large number of HIV-1 integrase (IN) inhibitors, the 8-hydroxy-[1,6]naphthyridines (i.e., L-870,810) were one of the promising class of antiretroviral drugs developed by Merck Laboratories. In spite of its remarkable potency and efficacy, unfortunately upon completion of phase I clinical studies, development of L-870,810 was halted. Because of its desirable pharmacological and pharmaceutical properties we were intrigued to design novel analogues of L-870,810 with goals to (1) improve upon limitations of naphthyridine-7-carboxamides as antiviral agents and (2) to reposition their use as innovative cytotoxic agents for cancer therapeutics. Herein, we report on the design and synthesis of a series of 1,6-naphthyridine-7-carboxamides with various substitutions at the 5- and 8-positions. All the new 5-substituted-8-hydroxy-[1,6]naphthyridines were potent IN inhibitors and the 5-substituted-8-amino-[1,6]naphthyridines were significantly cytotoxic. Further optimization of the 5,8-disubstituted-[1,6]naphthyridines with structural variation on 7-carboxamide delivered novel compounds with significant cytotoxicity in a panel of cancer cell lines and effective inhibition against select oncogenic kinases.

  20. 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