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  1. GPS measurements of horizontal deformation across the Lai Chau-Dien Bien (Dien Bien Phu) fault, in Northwest of Vietnam, 2002-2004

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    Duong, C. C.; Yun, H.-S.; Cho, J.-M.

    2006-05-01

    Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements from Feb. 2002 through Mar. 2004 were used to estimate the recent crustal movement along the Lai Chau - Dien Bien (Dien Bien Phu) fault (LC-DBF) system in the Northwest of Vietnam. Four GPS campaign data were processed to estimate ITRF2000 and local horizontal velocities, as well as extensive and compressive strain rates across the LC-DBF. ITRF2000 velocities are consistent with east-southeastward movement of Sundaland i.e. Indochina. Local velocities did not reveal much left-lateral strike-slip of the fault system and the derived strain rates were insignificantly different from zero at 95% confidence.

  2. Preliminary 40Ar-39Ar thermochronological study of Dien Bien Phu Fault, northern Vietnam

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    Lin, T.; Lo, C.; Wang, P.; Lee, T.; Chung, S.; Lan, C.

    2003-12-01

    The Song Ma belt, located along the suture zone between the South China and Indochina blocks, was offset by the Dien Bien Phu Fault (DBF) in northern Vietnam. Many previous studies suggested that the Dien Bien Phu Fault is one of the Tertiary shear zones, resulted from the Cenozoic extrusion tectonics due to the Eurasian-Indian collision. However, the timing of the movement of DBF is remained unclear due to lacking of age data. In the present study, schists and mylonitic granites from DBF, and undeformed granites from the granitic belt along the south China block, were analysed by 40Ar-39Ar method. K-feldspar, hornblende, and biotite samples form granite plutons along south edge of South China block displayed different age ranges between opposite sides of DBF. Samples from plutonic body which is located in west side exhibit plateau ages ranging form 207Ma to 229Ma. Whereas, hornblende separates from granites on the west side exhibit much older plateau dates at around 277Ma. More detail studies were required to get better understand about the discrepancy of dating results between granitic masses located in different sides of DBF. On the other hand, Laser 40Ar-39Ar single-grain analyses conducted on deformed biotites and muscovites separated from the schists in DBF, show 40Ar-39Ar ages ranging form 185Ma to 205Ma, which are much younger than the plateau dates of those undeformed granitic samples. In summary, K-feldspar, hornblende and biotite samples from the undeformed granites, exhibit plateau dates in the range of 207- 277Ma, reflecting the ages of plutonism during the Indosinian orogeny. Whereas, muscovites and biotites extracted from schists and deformed granites in DBF, display young 40Ar-39Ar ages in the range of 205-185 Ma. This may suggest that although the DBF might have been reactivated during the Cenozoic extrusion tectonics, but it was in fact active in the Mesozoic.

  3. A Conversation with Zoltan P. Dienes

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    Sriraman, Bharath; Lesh, Richard

    2007-01-01

    The name of Zoltan P. Dienes (1916- ) stands with those of Jean Piaget, Jerome Bruner, Edward Begle, and Robert Davis as a legendary figure whose work left a lasting impression on the field of mathematics education. Dienes' name is synonymous with the multibase blocks that he invented for the teaching of place value. Among numerous other things,…

  4. Sequence stratigraphy and hydrocarbon potential of the Phu Khanh Basin offshore central Vietnam, South China Sea

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    Lee, G.H.; Watkins, J.S.

    1996-12-31

    The Phu Khanh Basin offshore central Vietnam is one of the few untested basins on the Vietnam margin of the South China Sea. Analysis of over 1,600 km of multi-channel seismic reflection data indicates that the Phu Khanh Basin follows a typical rift-margin order: faulted basement, synrift sedimentation, a breakup unconformity, and postrift sedimentation. Postrift sedimentation consists of a transgressive phase characterized by ramp-like depositional geometries followed by a regressive phase characterized by prograding sequences. An early middle Miocene unconformity separates these two phases. During the transgressive phase rising sea level provided favorable conditions for carbonate buildup development. The regressive interval contains a number of third-order depositional sequences composed of seismically resolvable lowstand, highstand, and rarely, transgressive systems tracts. Lacustrine sediments deposited in graben and half-graben lakes during the rifting stage are probably the principal source rocks. Fractured and/or weathered basement, carbonate complexes, basinfloor fans, and shallows water sands may have good reservoir quality. Potential traps include basement hills, carbonate complexes, fault taps, and stratigraphic traps within lowstand systems tracts. Hydrocarbon indicators such as flat spots, bright spots, gas chimneys with gas mounds on the seafloor occur at a number of locations.

  5. Sequence stratigraphy and hydrocarbon potential of the Phu Khanh Basin offshore central Vietnam, South China Sea

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    Lee, G.H. ); Watkins, J.S. )

    1996-01-01

    The Phu Khanh Basin offshore central Vietnam is one of the few untested basins on the Vietnam margin of the South China Sea. Analysis of over 1,600 km of multi-channel seismic reflection data indicates that the Phu Khanh Basin follows a typical rift-margin order: faulted basement, synrift sedimentation, a breakup unconformity, and postrift sedimentation. Postrift sedimentation consists of a transgressive phase characterized by ramp-like depositional geometries followed by a regressive phase characterized by prograding sequences. An early middle Miocene unconformity separates these two phases. During the transgressive phase rising sea level provided favorable conditions for carbonate buildup development. The regressive interval contains a number of third-order depositional sequences composed of seismically resolvable lowstand, highstand, and rarely, transgressive systems tracts. Lacustrine sediments deposited in graben and half-graben lakes during the rifting stage are probably the principal source rocks. Fractured and/or weathered basement, carbonate complexes, basinfloor fans, and shallows water sands may have good reservoir quality. Potential traps include basement hills, carbonate complexes, fault taps, and stratigraphic traps within lowstand systems tracts. Hydrocarbon indicators such as flat spots, bright spots, gas chimneys with gas mounds on the seafloor occur at a number of locations.

  6. Predictors for dioxin accumulation in residents living in Da Nang and Bien Hoa, Vietnam, many years after Agent Orange use.

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    Pham, Diem T; Nguyen, Hang M; Boivin, Thomas G; Zajacova, Anna; Huzurbazar, Snehalata V; Bergman, Harold L

    2015-01-01

    Agent Orange (AO) was the main defoliant used by the US in Vietnam from 1961 to 1971; AO was contaminated with dioxin (2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, or TCDD). Three major dioxin “hot spots” remain from previous AO storage and use at former US bases at Bien Hoa, Da Nang, and Phu Cat, posing potential health risks for Vietnamese living on or near these hot spots. We evaluated potential risk factors contributing to serum TCDD levels in Vietnamese residents at and near contaminated sites in Da Nang and Bien Hoa, Vietnam. We used multiple linear regression to analyze possible associations of blood dioxin concentrations with demographic, socioeconomic, lifestyle, and dietary risk factors for residents living on or near these hot spots. For the Da Nang study, fish farming on the site, living on property flooded from monsoon rains, and age were among the factors showing significant positive associations with serum TCDD concentrations. For the Bien Hoa study, fish farmers working at this site and their immediate family members had significantly higher serum TCDD concentrations. Our results suggest that water-related activities, especially fish-farming, at the hot spots increased the risk of exposure to dioxin. PMID:25463251

  7. Predictors for dioxin accumulation in residents living in Da Nang and Bien Hoa, Vietnam, many years after Agent Orange use.

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    Pham, Diem T; Nguyen, Hang M; Boivin, Thomas G; Zajacova, Anna; Huzurbazar, Snehalata V; Bergman, Harold L

    2015-01-01

    Agent Orange (AO) was the main defoliant used by the US in Vietnam from 1961 to 1971; AO was contaminated with dioxin (2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, or TCDD). Three major dioxin “hot spots” remain from previous AO storage and use at former US bases at Bien Hoa, Da Nang, and Phu Cat, posing potential health risks for Vietnamese living on or near these hot spots. We evaluated potential risk factors contributing to serum TCDD levels in Vietnamese residents at and near contaminated sites in Da Nang and Bien Hoa, Vietnam. We used multiple linear regression to analyze possible associations of blood dioxin concentrations with demographic, socioeconomic, lifestyle, and dietary risk factors for residents living on or near these hot spots. For the Da Nang study, fish farming on the site, living on property flooded from monsoon rains, and age were among the factors showing significant positive associations with serum TCDD concentrations. For the Bien Hoa study, fish farmers working at this site and their immediate family members had significantly higher serum TCDD concentrations. Our results suggest that water-related activities, especially fish-farming, at the hot spots increased the risk of exposure to dioxin.

  8. Spectroscopic Determination of Distinct Heme Ligands in Outer-Membrane Receptors PhuR and HasR of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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    Smith, Aaron D.; Modi, Anuja R.; Sun, Shengfang; Dawson, John H.; Wilks, Angela

    2015-01-01

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 encodes two outer membrane receptors, PhuR (Pseudomonas heme uptake) and HasR (heme assimilation system). The HasR receptor acquires heme through interaction with a secreted hemophore, HasAp. The non-hemophore-dependent PhuR is encoded along with proteins required for heme translocation into the cytoplasm. Herein, we report the isolation and characterization of the HasR and PhuR receptors. Absorption and MCD spectroscopy confirmed that, similar to other Gram-negative OM receptors, HasR coordinates heme through the conserved N-terminal plug His-221 and His-624 of the surface-exposed FRAP-loop. In contrast, PhuR showed distinct absorption and MCD spectra consistent with coordination through a Tyr residue. Sequence alignment of PhuR with all known Gram-negative OM heme receptors revealed a lack of a conserved His within the FRAP loop but two Tyr residues at positions 519 and 529. Site-directed mutagenesis and spectroscopic characterization confirmed Tyr-519 and the N-terminal plug His-124 provide the heme ligands in PhuR. We propose that PhuR and HasR represent nonredundant heme receptors capable of sensing and accessing heme across a wide range of physiological conditions on colonization and infection of the host. PMID:25849630

  9. Stereoselective borylative ketone-diene coupling.

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    Cho, Hee Yeon; Yu, Zhiyong; Morken, James P

    2011-10-01

    In the presence of catalytic Ni(cod)(2) and P(t-Bu)(3), ketones, dienes, and B(2)(pin)(2) undergo a stereoselective multicomponent coupling reaction. Upon oxidation, the reaction furnishes 1,3-diols as the major reaction product.

  10. Hydride affinities of cumulated, isolated, and conjugated dienes in acetonitrile.

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    Zhu, Xiao-Qing; Liang, Hao; Zhu, Yan; Cheng, Jin-Pei

    2008-11-01

    The hydride affinities (defined as the enthalpy changes in this work) of 15 polarized dienes [five phenyl sulfone substituted allenes (1a), the corresponding five isolated dienes (1b), and the corresponding five conjugated dienes (1c)] in acetonitrile solution were determined by titration calorimetry for the first time. The results display that the hydride affinity scales of the 15 dienes in acetonitrile range from -71.6 to -73.9 kcal/mol for 1a, from -46.2 to -49.7 kcal/mol for 1b, and from -45.0 to -46.5 kcal/mol for 1c, which indicates that the hydride-obtaining abilities of the cumulated dienes (1a) are not only much larger than those of the corresponding conjugated dienes (1c) but also much larger than those of the corresponding isolated dienes (1b). The hydrogen affinities of the 15 dienes as well as the hydrogen affinities and the proton affinities of the radical anions of the dienes (1(-*)) in acetonitrile were also evaluated by using relative thermodynamic cycles according to Hess's law. The results show that (i) the hydrogen affinities of the neutral dienes 1 cover a range from -44.5 to -45.6 kcal/mol for 1a, from -20.4 to -21.4 kcal/mol for 1b, and from -17.3 to -18.5 kcal/mol for 1c; (ii) the hydrogen affinities of the radical anions of the dienes (1(-*)) in acetonitrile cover a range from -40.6 to -47.2 kcal/mol for 1a(-*), from -21.6 to -29.6 kcal/mol for 1b(-*), and from -10.0 to -15.4 kcal/mol for 1c(-*); (iii) the proton affinities of the 15 1a(-*) in acetonitrile cover a range from -97.0 to -100.6 kcal/mol for 1a(-*), from -77.8 to -83.4 kcal/mol for 1b(-*), and from -66.2 to -68.9 kcal/mol for 1c(-*). The main reasons for the great difference between the cumulated dienes and the corresponding isolated and conjugated dienes in the hydride affinity, hydrogen affinity, and proton affinity have been examined. It is evident that these experimental results should be quite valuable to facilitate the elucidation of the origins of the especially high

  11. Alkyl substituted [2.2]paracyclophane-1,9-dienes.

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    Lidster, Benjamin J; Kumar, Dharam R; Spring, Andrew M; Yu, Chin-Yang; Helliwell, Madeleine; Raftery, James; Turner, Michael L

    2016-07-01

    [2.2]Paracyclophane-1,9-dienes substituted with n-octyl chains have been synthesised from the corresponding dithia[3.3]paracyclophanes using a benzyne induced Stevens rearrangement. The use of 2-(trimethylsilyl)phenyl trifluoromethanesulfonate and tetra-n-butylammonium fluoride as the in situ benzyne source gave significantly improved yields over traditional sources of benzyne and enabled the preparation of n-octyl substituted [2.2]paracyclophane-1,9-dienes on a multi-gram scale.

  12. Process for crosslinking and extending conjugated diene-containing polymers

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    Bell, Vernon L. (Inventor); Havens, Stephen J. (Inventor)

    1977-01-01

    A process using a Diels-Alder reaction which increases the molecular weight and/or crosslinks polymers by reacting the polymers with bisunsaturated dienophiles is developed. The polymer comprises at least 75% by weight based on the reaction product, has a molecular weight of at least 5000 and a plurality of conjugated 1,3-diene systems incorporated into the molecular structure. A dienophile reaction with the conjugated 1,3-diene of the polymer is at least 1% by weight based on the reaction product. Examples of the polymer include polyesters, polyamides, polyethers, polysulfones and copolymers. The bisunsaturated dienophiles may include bis-maleimides, bis maleic and bis tumaric esters and amides. This method for expanding the molecular weight chains of the polymers, preferable thermoplastics, is advantageous for processing or fabricating thermoplastics. A low molecular weight thermoplastic is converted to a high molecular weight plastic having improved strength and toughness for use in the completed end use article.

  13. Stereocontrolled intramolecular iron-mediated diene/olefin cyclocoupling

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    Dorange, Ismet B.

    A methodology for stereocontrol during the intramolecular coupling between cyclohexadiene-Fe(CO)3 complexes and pendant alkenes is presented. Introduction of a methoxy group at the C(3) position of the diene moiety controls pre- and post-cyclization rearrangements of the diene Fe(CO)3 unit, allowing the preparation of spirolactams with defined relative stereochemistry and with a cyclohexenone framework, thus making this reaction a potentially valuable tool for the construction of quaternary carbon centers.* A new methodology for the formation of tricarbonyl(cyclohexadienyl)ketone iron complexes was also developed. This method involves the coupling of a Grignard reagent with an acyl mesylate iron complex, giving rise to ketone derivatives in excellent yields. The possibility of intramolecular coupling between diene-Fe(CO)3 complexes and homoallylic olefin was demonstrated. The stereospecific formation of spiroketones occurred in excellent yields under thermal conditions, but appeared to be limited to the simpler, less substituted pendant alkenes. The control of the stereochemical outcome of these spirocyclization was achieved using the "C(3) substitution method" previously described. The same trends were observed in these series. Also illustrated in these studies is the extension of this spirocoupling to the formation of a spiro[5.5]undecane framework. It is the first time that this framework has been accessed using this intramolecular coupling.* *Please refer to dissertation for diagram.

  14. Rapid assembly of structurally defined and highly functionalized conjugated dienes via tethered enyne metathesis.

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    Yao, Q

    2001-06-28

    [reaction: see text] Conjugated dienes are versatile building blocks in organic synthesis, and the development of new methods for their synthesis remains an important topic in modern synthetic organic chemistry. We describe here an expedient synthesis of highly functionalized conjugated dienes through sequential silicon-tethered ring-closing enyne metathesis mediated by Grubbs' Ru carbene catalysts and Tamao oxidation. Notable attributes of this methodology include short synthetic manipulations and the structural complexity it confers on the resulting diene moiety. PMID:11418051

  15. Rapid assembly of structurally defined and highly functionalized conjugated dienes via tethered enyne metathesis.

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    Yao, Q

    2001-06-28

    [reaction: see text] Conjugated dienes are versatile building blocks in organic synthesis, and the development of new methods for their synthesis remains an important topic in modern synthetic organic chemistry. We describe here an expedient synthesis of highly functionalized conjugated dienes through sequential silicon-tethered ring-closing enyne metathesis mediated by Grubbs' Ru carbene catalysts and Tamao oxidation. Notable attributes of this methodology include short synthetic manipulations and the structural complexity it confers on the resulting diene moiety.

  16. Ruthenium hydride-promoted dienyl isomerization: access to highly substituted 1,3-dienes.

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    Clark, Joseph R; Griffiths, Justin R; Diver, Steven T

    2013-03-01

    Ruthenium hydrides were found to promote the positional isomerization of 1,3-dienes into more highly substituted 1,3-dienes in a stereoconvergent manner. The reaction can be conducted in one pot starting with terminal alkynes and alkenes by triggering decomposition of the Grubbs catalyst into a ruthenium hydride, which promotes the dienyl isomerization. The presence of an alcohol additive plays a helpful role in the reaction, significantly increasing the chemical yields. Mechanistic studies are consistent with hydrometalation of the geminally substituted alkene of the 1,3-diene and transit of the ruthenium atom across the diene framework via a π-allylruthenium intermediate. PMID:23427813

  17. Biotransformation of two ent-Pimara-9(11),15-diene derivatives by Gibberella fujikuroi.

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    Fraga, Braulio M; Guillermo, Ricardo; Hernández, Melchor G; Chamy, María C; Garbarino, Juan A

    2009-01-01

    The incubation of 19-hydroxy-13-epi-ent-pimara-9(11),15-diene (4) with Gibberella fujikuroi gave 8 alpha,19-dihydroxy-9 alpha,11alpha-epoxy-13-epi-ent-pimara-15-ene (6), 7-oxo-11 alpha,19-dihydroxy-13-epi-ent-pimara-8(9),15-diene (7), 7-oxo-11beta,19-dihydroxy-13-epi-ent-pimara-8(9),15-diene (9), and 8 alpha,19-dihydroxy-9 alpha,11 alpha:15,16-diepoxy-13-epi-ent-pimarane (11), while the feeding of 13-epi-ent-pimara-9(11),15-diene-19-oic acid (5) with this fungus afforded 1-oxo-2 alpha,9 alpha-dihydroxy-13-epi-ent-pimara-11,15-dien-19-oic acid (13), 1-oxo-2 beta,9 alpha-dihydroxy-13-epi-ent-pimara-11,15-dien-19-oic acid (14), 13-epi-ent-pimara-9(11),15-dien-1,19-dioic acid 1,2-lactone (15), and 1-oxo-12 beta-hydroxy-13-epi-ent-pimara-9(11),15-dien-19-oic acid (16). In both biotransformations, the main reaction was the epoxidation of the 9(11)-double bond, followed by rearrangement to afford allylic alcohols. The formation of lactone 15 represents the first time that a Baeyer-Villiger oxidation has been observed in a microbiological transformation with this fungus.

  18. An efficient, overall [4+1] cycloaddition of 1,3-dienes and nitrene precursors.

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    Wu, Qiong; Hu, Jian; Ren, Xinfeng; Zhou, Jianrong

    2011-10-01

    Intermolecular cycloadditions of conjugated dienes and nitrene precursors usually produce aziridines. A generally useful method was lacking to directly provide the [4+1] cycloadducts, 3-pyrrolines. We have realized this transformation by using an uniquely active catalyst, copper(II) 1,1,1,5,5,5-hexafluoroacetylacetonate ([Cu(hfacac)(2)]). The method is applicable to a wide array of dienes with good yields. When 1,4-disubstituted dienes are used as substrates, good-to-excellent cis or trans selectivity can be obtained. Interestingly, the cis or trans preference depends on the nature of the substituents, rather than diene geometry. Mechanistic studies reveal that the [4+1] cycloaddition proceeds through diene aziridination and subsequent ring expansion. Among common copper catalysts, only [Cu(hfacac)(2)] can efficiently catalyze both steps, which explains the unique efficiency of the catalyst. PMID:21887836

  19. Synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of ruthenium diene/diamine complexes including catalytic hydrogenation of ketones.

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    Morilla, M Esther; Rodríguez, Pilar; Belderrain, Tomas R; Graiff, Claudia; Tiripicchio, Antonio; Nicasio, M Carmen; Pérez, Pedro J

    2007-10-29

    Thermal reactions between [RuCl2(diene)]n (diene = 2,5-norbornadiene, nbd; 1,5-cyclooctadiene, cod) with an excess of N,N,N',N'-tetramethylethylene diamine (tmeda) afforded derivatives [RuCl2(diene)(tmeda)] (diene = nbd, 1; cod, 2) as a mixture of cis and trans isomers. When thermolysis was performed under H2 mixtures of hydride species [RuCl(H)(diene)(tmeda)] (diene = nbd, 3; cod, 4) and the bis-tmeda adduct trans-[RuCl2(tmeda)2] (5) were obtained in different ratios depending upon the reaction conditions and reaction times. Heating polymeric Ru(II) precursors in toluene in the presence of a 5-fold excess of the bulkier N,N,N',N'-tetraethylethylene diamine (teeda) resulted in a rare diamine dealkylation process with formation of trans-[RuCl2(nbd)(Et2NCH2CH2NHEt)] (6) and trans-[RuCl2(cod)(EtHNCH2CH2NHEt)] (7) in high yields. The presence of N-H functionalities in the coordinated diamine ligands of 6 and 7 was unambiguously established by single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The dealkylation process of the teeda ligand seems to proceed intramolecularly as shown by solution NMR studies performed with the soluble Ru(II) precursors trans-[RuCl2(amine)2(diene)] (diene = nbd, amine = morpholine, 9; diene = cod, amine = Et2NH, 10). The above complexes [RuCl2(diene)(diamine)] have been tested as precatalysts in the hydrogenation of ketones both for transfer as well as direct hydrogenation, the latter route being the most effective.

  20. Description of the tadpoles of two endemic frogs: the Phu Luang cascade frog Odorrana aureola (Anura: Ranidae) and the Isan big-headed frog Limnonectes isanensis (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from northeastern Thailand.

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    Ampai, Natee; Rujirawan, Attapol; Arkajag, Jirachai; Mcleod, David S; Aowphol, Anchalee

    2015-07-07

    We describe the external morphology of the tadpoles of two frogs endemic to Thailand: the Phu Luang cascade frog    (Odorrana aureola) and the Isan big-headed frog (Limnonectes isanensis) from the type localities in the Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary, Loei Province, northeastern Thailand. Morphological and genetic characters (16S rRNA) were used to identify specimen and match tadpoles to the adults. Detailed descriptions of external morphology and coloration in life are provided for both species. We provide a brief discussion of the ecology of these tadpoles and a comparison to previously published data from tadpoles of closely related taxa. Additionally, we provide evidence for the utility of larval morphology in resolving the taxonomic puzzles presented by cryptic species complexes.

  1. Description of the tadpoles of two endemic frogs: the Phu Luang cascade frog Odorrana aureola (Anura: Ranidae) and the Isan big-headed frog Limnonectes isanensis (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from northeastern Thailand.

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    Ampai, Natee; Rujirawan, Attapol; Arkajag, Jirachai; Mcleod, David S; Aowphol, Anchalee

    2015-01-01

    We describe the external morphology of the tadpoles of two frogs endemic to Thailand: the Phu Luang cascade frog    (Odorrana aureola) and the Isan big-headed frog (Limnonectes isanensis) from the type localities in the Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary, Loei Province, northeastern Thailand. Morphological and genetic characters (16S rRNA) were used to identify specimen and match tadpoles to the adults. Detailed descriptions of external morphology and coloration in life are provided for both species. We provide a brief discussion of the ecology of these tadpoles and a comparison to previously published data from tadpoles of closely related taxa. Additionally, we provide evidence for the utility of larval morphology in resolving the taxonomic puzzles presented by cryptic species complexes. PMID:26250010

  2. Boron-substituted 1,3-dienes and heterodienes as key elements in multicomponent processes.

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    Eberlin, Ludovic; Tripoteau, Fabien; Carreaux, François; Whiting, Andrew; Carboni, Bertrand

    2014-01-01

    In the last few years, multicomponent reactions involving boron substituted 1,3-dienes have emerged as important tools in synthetic organic chemistry. The most significant recent results and developments obtained in this area are reported in this review.

  3. Electrochemical selenium- and iodonium-initiated cyclisation of hydroxy-functionalised 1,4-dienes

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    Röse, Philipp; Emge, Steffen; Yoshida, Jun-ichi

    2015-01-01

    Summary The cobalt(I)-catalysed 1,4-hydrovinylation reaction of allyloxytrimethylsilane and allyl alcohol with substituted 1,3-dienes leads to hydroxy-functionalised 1,4-dienes in excellent regio- and diastereoselective fashion. Those 1,4-dienols can be converted into tetrahydrofuran and pyran derivatives under indirect electrochemical conditions generating selenium or iodonium cations. The reactions proceed in good yields and regioselectivities for the formation of single diastereomers. PMID:25815067

  4. Spiro[2.4]hepta-4,6-dienes: synthesis and application in organic synthesis

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    Menchikov, L. G.; Nefedov, O. M.

    2016-03-01

    This review integrates and describes systematically the data in the field of spiro[2.4]hepta-4,6-dienes published in the past 15 years. The changes in the development of studies that took place during this period are noted. The methods for the synthesis, the reactivity details and key chemical transformations of spiro[2.4]hepta-4,6-dienes are considered, with the emphasis on applications of these compounds in organic synthesis. The bibliography includes 207 references.

  5. Solvent-free cyclization of linear dienes using olefin metathesis and the Thorpe-Ingold effect

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    Forbees, M.D.E.; Myers, T.L.; Maynard, H.D.; Schulz, G.R. ); Patton, J.T.; Smith, D.W. Jr.; Wagener, K.B. )

    1992-12-30

    The olefin metathesis reaction is of great synthetic utility in polymer chemistry. The recent development of ring-opening (ROMP) and acyclic diene (ADMET) metathesis polymerization reactions has opened new avenues for the synthesis of novel polymeric materials. Recently the authors used ADMET to synthesize several photochemically active poly(keto olefins) using the catalyst Mo(CHCMe[sub 2]Ph)(NAr)(OCMe(CF[sub 3])[sub 2])[sub 2] (Ar = 2,6-diisopropylphenyl) (1) developed by Schrock and co-workers in 1990. In the course of that work, they discovered that neat samples of highly substituted dienes will cyclize quantitatively via metathesis to give difunctional five- and seven-membered rings instead of the expected linear polymer. Examples of substituted diene cyclizations by metathesis even in the presence of a solvent are rare. Their systematic exploitation in organic synthesis has therefore been limited to two recent studies by Fu and Grubbs, who cyclized several substituted diene ethers, amines, and amides to unsaturated oxygen and nitrogen heterocycles. Cyclization of unsubstituted dienes in various solvents has been reported, but complete conversion occurred in only a few cases. Formation of cyclic alkene oligomers from back-biting during the ROMP reaction is also known. The reactions reported here are unusual in that they are intermolecular between catalyst and substrate, yet can give 100% yield of product solely from the monomer in the absence of solvent. 13 refs.

  6. Serotyping and the Dienes reaction on Proteus mirabilis from hospital infections

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    de Louvois, J.

    1969-01-01

    The serotype of 320 strains of Proteus mirabilis from clinical material was determined. Using 20 O antisera and four H antisera 61% of strains could be fully identified and 90% partially identified. A large number of serotypes were recognized but no difference was found between the serotype of organisms infecting the urinary tract and those from other infections. Biochemically identical organisms found in the same ward generally differed in serology. Proteus mirabilis was isolated from the faeces of 84·5% of 84 patients with urinary infection and from none of 20 normal controls. By serology and the Dienes test 61% of the organisms isolated from the urine and faeces of a single patient were identical, indicating that infection arose from the intestine. Most groups of serologically identical strains could, by the Dienes test, be further divided into a number of subtypes indicating that the strains were different and that cross infection had not been responsible for their spread. With three serological groups, however, the majority of strains belonged to a single Dienes type and it was concluded that these organisms had been spread from a common reservoir or carrier. Because of the unreliability of the Dienes test when carried out on random organisms it is suggested that reliable results can only be obtained by combining the Dienes test with serotyping. PMID:4891480

  7. Oxidative Heck vinylation for the synthesis of complex dienes and polyenes.

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    Delcamp, Jared H; Gormisky, Paul E; White, M Christina

    2013-06-12

    We introduce an oxidative Heck reaction for selective complex diene and polyene formation. The reaction proceeds via oxidative Pd(II)/sulfoxide catalysis that retards palladium-hydride isomerizations which previously limited the Heck manifold's capacity for furnishing stereodefined conjugated dienes. Limiting quantities of nonactivated terminal olefins (1 equiv) and slight excesses of vinyl boronic esters (1.5 equiv) that feature diverse functionality can be used to furnish complex dienes and polyenes in good yields and excellent selectivities (generally E:Z = >20:1; internal:terminal = >20:1). Because this reaction only requires prior activation of a single vinylic carbon, improvements in efficiency are observed for synthetic sequences relative to ones featuring reactions that require activation of both coupling partners.

  8. Oxidative Heck Vinylation for the Synthesis of Complex Dienes and Polyenes

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    Delcamp, Jared H.; Gormisky, Paul E.; White, M. Christina

    2013-01-01

    We introduce an oxidative Heck reaction for selective complex diene and polyene formation. The reaction proceeds via oxidative Pd(II)/sulfoxide catalysis that retards palladiumhydride isomerizations which previously limited the Heck manifold’s capacity for furnishing stereodefined conjugated dienes. Limiting quantities of non-activated terminal olefins (1 equiv.) and slight excesses of vinyl boronic esters (1.5 equiv.) that feature diverse functionality can be used to furnish complex dienes and polyenes in good yields and excellent selectivities (generally E:Z = >20:1; internal:terminal = >20:1). Because this reaction only requires prior activation of a single vinylic carbon, improvements in efficiency are observed for synthetic sequences relative to ones featuring reactions that require activation of both coupling partners. PMID:23701421

  9. Quantitative analysis of hydroperoxy-, keto- and hydroxy-dienes in refined vegetable oils.

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    Morales, Arturo; Marmesat, Susana; Dobarganes, M Carmen; Márquez-Ruiz, Gloria; Velasco, Joaquín

    2012-03-16

    Quantitative analysis of the main oxidation products of linoleic acid - hydroperoxy-, keto- and hydroxy-dienes - in refined oils is proposed in this study. The analytical approach consists of derivatization of TAGs into FAMEs and direct analysis by HPLC-UV. Two transmethylation methods run at room temperature were evaluated. The reactants were KOH in methanol in method 1 and sodium methoxide (NaOMe) in method 2. Method 1 was ruled out because resulted in losses of hydroperoxydienes as high as 90 wt%. Transmethylation with NaOMe resulted to be appropriate as derivatization procedure, although inevitably also gives rise to losses of hydroperoxydienes, which were lower than 10 wt%, and formation of keto- and hydroxy-dienes as a result. An amount of 0.6-2.1 wt% of hydroperoxydienes was transformed into keto- and hydroxy-dienes, being the formation of the former as much as three times higher. The method showed satisfactory sensitivity (quantification limits of 0.3 μg/mL for hydroperoxy- and keto-dienes and 0.6 μg/mL for hydroxydienes), precision (coefficients of variation ≤ 6% for hydroperoxydienes and ≤ 15% for keto- and hydroxy-dienes) and accuracy (recovery values of 85(± 4), 99(± 2) and 97.0(± 0.6) % for hydroperoxy-, keto- and hydroxy-dienes, respectively). The method was applied to samples of high-linoleic (HLSO), high-oleic (HOSO) and high-stearic high-oleic (HSHOSO) sunflower oils oxidized at 40 °C. Results showed that the higher the linoleic-to-oleic ratio, the higher were the levels of hydroperoxy-, keto- and hydroxy-dienes when tocopherols were completely depleted, i.e. at the end of the induction period (IP). Levels of 23.7, 2.7 and 1.1 mg/g oil were found for hydroperoxy-, keto- and hydroxy-dienes, respectively, in the HLSO when tocopherol was practically exhausted. It was estimated that hydroperoxydienes constituted approximately 100, 95 and 60% of total hydroperoxides in the HLSO, HOSO and HSHOSO, respectively, along the IP.

  10. Preparation and Reaction Chemistry of Novel Silicon-Substituted 1,3-Dienes.

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    Choudhury, Partha P; Welker, Mark E

    2015-01-01

    2-Silicon-substituted 1,3-dienes containing non transferrable groups known to promote transmetallation were prepared by Grignard chemistry and enyne metathesis. These dienes participated in one pot metathesis/Diels-Alder reactions in regio- and diastereoselective fashions. Electron-rich alkenes showed the fastest rates in metathesis reactions, and ethylene, a commonly used metathesis promoter slowed enyne metathesis. 2-Pyridyldimethylsilyl and 2-thienyldimethylsilyl substituted Diels-Alder cycloadducts participated in cross-coupling chemistry and the 2-thienyldimethylsilyl substituted cycloadducts underwent cross-coupling under very mild reaction conditions. PMID:26389877

  11. Stereoselective OsO4-catalyzed oxidative cyclization of 1,5-dienes.

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    Poethig, Alexander; Strassner, Thomas

    2010-03-19

    The mechanism of the oxidation of 1,5-dienes with osmium tetroxide was investigated by density functional theory calculations (B3LYP/6-311+G*). The observed products, 2,5-bis(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydrofurans, are formed stereoselectively in a concerted reaction. Enantioselectivity could be induced by an enantioselective dihydroxylation followed by condensation of the 5,6-dihydroxyolefine with osmium tetroxide, while the diastereoselectivity is achieved by reaction of the 1,5-diene with osmium tetroxide and intermediate reoxidation of the osmium(VI) ester. PMID:20180518

  12. Transition metal-free addition of ketones or nitriles to 1,3-dienes.

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    Gaudin, Jean-Marc; Millet, Pascal

    2008-02-01

    The simpler the better (or going green): The first examples of the catalytic addition of 1,3-dienes to simple ketones or nitriles are described. These reactions can be effected on a kilogram scale, representing the shortest access featuring a perfect atom economy to molecules of interest in the perfume industry.

  13. Boron-substituted 1,3-dienes and heterodienes as key elements in multicomponent processes

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    Eberlin, Ludovic; Tripoteau, Fabien; Carreaux, François

    2014-01-01

    Summary In the last few years, multicomponent reactions involving boron substituted 1,3-dienes have emerged as important tools in synthetic organic chemistry. The most significant recent results and developments obtained in this area are reported in this review. PMID:24605143

  14. Gold(I)-catalyzed enantioselective [4 + 2]-cycloaddition of allene-dienes.

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    González, Ana Z; Toste, F Dean

    2010-01-01

    An enantioselective gold(I)-catalyzed intramolecular [4 + 2]-cycloaddition of allenes and dienes is reported. The reactions allow for the asymmetric synthesis of trans-hexahydroindenes and pyrrolidine products using C(3)-symmetric phosphitegold(I) and ortho-arylphosphoramiditegold(I) complexes as catalysts, respectively.

  15. Implicit Learning of Nonlocal Musical Rules: A Comment on Kuhn and Dienes (2005)

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    Desmet, Charlotte; Poulin-Charronnat, Benedicte; Lalitte, Philippe; Perruchet, Pierre

    2009-01-01

    In a recent study, G. Kuhn and Z. Dienes (2005) reported that participants previously exposed to a set of musical tunes generated by a biconditional grammar subsequently preferred new tunes that respected the grammar over new ungrammatical tunes. Because the study and test tunes did not share any chunks of adjacent intervals, this result may be…

  16. Gold(I)-catalyzed enantioselective [4 + 2]-cycloaddition of allene-dienes.

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    González, Ana Z; Toste, F Dean

    2010-01-01

    An enantioselective gold(I)-catalyzed intramolecular [4 + 2]-cycloaddition of allenes and dienes is reported. The reactions allow for the asymmetric synthesis of trans-hexahydroindenes and pyrrolidine products using C(3)-symmetric phosphitegold(I) and ortho-arylphosphoramiditegold(I) complexes as catalysts, respectively. PMID:19961192

  17. Effects of diene valepotriates from Valeriana glechomifolia on Na+/K+-ATPase activity in the cortex and hippocampus of mice.

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    Müller, Liz G; Salles, Luisa; Lins, Helena A; Feijó, Priscilla R O; Cassel, Eduardo; Vargas, Rubem; von Poser, Gilsane L; Noël, François; Quintas, Luis E M; Rates, Stela M K

    2015-02-01

    Diene valepotriates obtained from Valeriana glechomifolia present antidepressant-like activity, mediated by dopaminergic and noradrenergic neurotransmissions. Also, previous studies have shown inhibitory activity of diene valepotriates towards Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase from the rat brain in vitro. Nevertheless, in vivo studies regarding the action of diene valepotriates on this enzyme are still lacking. Considering that Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase cerebral activity is involved in depressive disorders, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of acute (5 mg/kg, p. o.) and repeated (5 mg/kg, p. o., once a day for three days) diene valepotriate administration on Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase activity in the cortex and hippocampus of mice submitted or not submitted to the forced swimming test. In addition, the protein expression of Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase α1, α2, and α3 isoforms in the cortex of mice repeatedly treated with diene valepotriates (and submitted or not submitted to the forced swimming test) was investigated. Diene valepotriates significantly decreased mice immobility time in the forced swimming test when compared to the control group. Only the animals repeatedly treated with diene valepotriates presented increased Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase activity in the cerebral cortex, and the exposure to the forced swimming test counteracted the effects of the diene valepotriates. No alterations in the hippocampal Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase activity were observed. Repeated diene valepotriate administration increased the cortical content of the α2 isoform, but the α3 isoform protein expression was augmented only in mice repeatedly treated with diene valepotriates and forced to swim. Mice treated with the vehicle and submitted to the forced swimming test also presented an increase in the content of the α2 isoform, but no alterations in Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase activity. These results suggest that cortical Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase may represent a molecular target of the diene valepotriates in vivo and long

  18. Formal total synthesis of (±)-estrone via the furano diene approach.

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    Xue, Ya-Ping; Li, Wei-Dong Z

    2011-01-01

    We present in this report the development and realization of a novel formal total synthesis of estrone (1) via the Torgov diene (24) by the furano diene approach, first attempted by Woodward in 1937. The core ring structure 16 was established by an acid-mediated regioselective and stereospecific cyclization of the endo-oxabicyclo[2.2.1]heptene derivative 14, which is readily available from the AlCl(3)-catalyzed Diels-Alder cycloaddition of 2-(3-methoxyphenethyl)furan (4) and dimethyl maleate. The mechanistic pathway of this S(N)' type cyclization is discussed, and the earlier perspectives in our preliminary report (Org. Lett. 2004, 6, 1333) are corrected. PMID:21133380

  19. Lewis acid activation of carbodicarbene catalysts for Rh-catalyzed hydroarylation of dienes.

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    Roberts, Courtney C; Matías, Desirée M; Goldfogel, Matthew J; Meek, Simon J

    2015-05-27

    The activation of carbodicarbene (CDC)-Rh(I) pincer complexes by secondary binding of metal salts is reported for the catalytic site-selective hydro-heteroarylation of dienes (up to 98% yield and >98:2 γ:α). Reactions are promoted by 5 mol % of a readily available tridentate (CDC)-Rh complex in the presence of an inexpensive lithium salt. The reaction is compatible with a variety of terminal and internal dienes and tolerant of ester, alkyl halide, and boronate ester functional groups. X-ray data and mechanistic experiments provide support for the role of the metal salts on catalyst activation and shed light on the reaction mechanism. The increased efficiency (120 to 22 °C) made available by catalytic amounts of metal salts to catalysts containing C(0) donors is a significant aspect of the disclosed studies. PMID:25961506

  20. Biosynthesis of 9-methylstreptimidone involves a new decarboxylative step for polyketide terminal diene formation.

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    Wang, Bo; Song, Yongxiang; Luo, Minghe; Chen, Qi; Ma, Junying; Huang, Hongbo; Ju, Jianhua

    2013-03-15

    9-Methylstreptimidone is a glutarimide antibiotic showing antiviral, antifungal, and antitumor activities. Genome scanning, bioinformatics analysis, and gene inactivation experiments reveal a gene cluster responsible for the biosynthesis of 9-methylstreptimidone in Streptomyces himastatinicus. The unveiled machinery features both acyltransferase- and thioesterase-less iterative use of module 5 as well as a branching module for glutarimide generation. Impressively, inactivation of smdK leads to a new carboxylate analogue unveiling a new mechanism for polyketide terminal diene formation.

  1. Strain-accelerated formation of chiral, optically active buta-1,3-dienes.

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    Chiu, Melanie; Tchitchanov, Boris H; Zimmerli, Daniel; Sanhueza, Italo A; Schoenebeck, Franziska; Trapp, Nils; Schweizer, W Bernd; Diederich, François

    2015-01-01

    The formal [2+2] cycloaddition-retroelectrocyclization (CA-RE) reactions between tetracyanoethylene (TCNE) and strained, electron-rich dibenzo-fused cyclooctynes were studied. The effect of ring strain on the reaction kinetics was quantified, revealing that the rates of cycloaddition using strained, cyclic alkynes are up to 5500 times greater at 298 K than those of reactions using unstrained alkynes. Cyclobutene reaction intermediates, as well as buta-1,3-diene products, were isolated and their structures were studied crystallographically. Isolation of a rare example of a chiral buta-1,3-diene that is optically active and configurationally stable at room temperature is reported. Computational studies on the enantiomerization pathway of the buta-1,3-diene products showed that the eight-membered ring inverts via a boat conformer in a ring-flip mechanism. In agreement with computed values, experimentally measured activation barriers of racemization in these compounds were found to be up to 26 kcal mol(-1) . PMID:25425560

  2. Asymmetric Conjugate Alkynylation of Cyclic α,β-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds with a Chiral Diene Rhodium Catalyst.

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    Dou, Xiaowei; Huang, Yinhua; Hayashi, Tamio

    2016-01-18

    Asymmetric conjugate alkynylation of cyclic α,β-unsaturated carbonyl compounds (ketones, esters, and amides) was realized by use of diphenyl[(triisopropylsilyl)ethynyl]methanol as an alkynylating reagent in the presence of a rhodium catalyst coordinated with a new chiral diene ligand (Fc-bod; bod=bicyclo[2.2.2]octa-2,5-diene, Fc=ferrocenyl) to give high yields of the corresponding β-alkynyl-substituted carbonyl compounds with 95-98% ee. PMID:26636764

  3. Synthesis, structural characterization and antioxidant/anti-inflammatory activity of pentacoordinated bis(isoselenocyanato) and bis(isothiocyanato) Cu II and Ni II complexes with Me 5dien: Crystal structure of [Cu(Me 5dien)(NCSe) 2

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    Georgousis, Zacharias D.; Christidis, Panayiotis C.; Hadjipavlou-Litina, Dimitra; Bolos, Christos A.

    2007-06-01

    Complexes of the general formula [M(Me 5dien)X 2] [where M = Cu II and Ni II, Me 5dien = N, N, N', N″, N″- pentamethyldiethylenetriamine and X = (SCN -) or (SeCN -)] have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analyses, infrared and electronic spectroscopy, magnetic moment and molar conductivity measurements and X-ray crystallography. The crystal structure of [Cu(Me 5dien)(NCSe) 2] revealed the tridentate coordination of Me 5dien and the N-terminal coordination of two SeCN ligands to the Cu II ion. The latter adopts a distorted square pyramidal geometry, with the basal positions occupied by the three nitrogen atoms of Me 5dien and by the nitrogen atom of one isoselenocyanate ligand. The apical position is occupied by the nitrogen atom of the second isoselenocyanate ligand. Infrared spectra of the complexes confirmed the N-terminal coordination of the pseudohalides and the tridentate coordination of the triamine. Electronic spectra were all consistent with five-coordinate square pyramidal geometries. The complexes are monomeric, paramagnetic and non-electrolytes in MeOH, but 1:1 electrolytes in DMSO. The complexes were tested for antioxidant/anti-inflammatory activity. The presence of a isoselenocyanato (NCSe) group leads to higher reducing activity in comparison to the isothiocyanato (NCS) group. The nature of the metal plays also an important role to this activity. Complex [Ni(Me 5dien)(NCSe) 2] is more potent than the corresponding copper complex and offers 44.7% protection against the carrageenin-induced rat paw edema.

  4. Synergistic hypergolic ignition of blends of dienes and dienophiles with red fuming nitric acid as oxidizer

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    Panda, S.P.; Kulkarni, S.G.; Prabhakaran, C.

    1989-04-01

    Synergistic hypergolic ignition of several fuel blends and mixtures with red fuming nitric acid (RFNA) as oxidizer has been reported previously. The liquid fuels consisted of blends of 3-carene, cyclopentadiene, or norbornadiene with cardanol in the weight ratio 70:30 for the first two and 85:15 for norbornadiene. In all these cases, synergism in ignition was believed to be due to the fast and exothermic oligomerization of 3-carene, cyclopentadiene, and norbornadiene in the presence of acid. The exothermicity of the systems was enhanced by the addition of cardanol to the unsaturation of oligomers, leading to the formation of highly oxidizable phenolic ethers. Two more important reactions at the preignition stage were nitration and oxidation of the ethers leading to the production of gaseous combustibles and heat. In this case, an attempt has been made to extend the range of possible preignition reactions by introducing diene-dienophile Diels-Alder cycloaddition with low activation energy by replacing cardanol with furfuryl alcohol or furfurylideneacetone having a furan ring to behave as acid polymerizable dienes in the above systems.

  5. Differentiation of Proteus mirabilis by bacteriophage typing and the Dienes reaction.

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    Hickman, F W; Farmer, J J

    1976-01-01

    A provisional typing schema based on sensitivity to 23 bacteriophages has been established for Proteus mirabilis. Seventy-three bacteriophages were isolated on strains of P. mirabilis (64), P. vulgaris (1), P. morganii (7), and P. rettgeri (1), but those isolated on P. mirabilis were the most useful in differentiating other strains of . mirabilis. From the 73 phages studied, the best 23 were chosen by computer analysis for the provisional system, which was then used to study P. mirabilis infections in a 500-bed general hospital. All patient isolates for 19 months were saved and then compared by bacteriophage typing and the Dienes reaction in a retrospective study. There was evidence for only three instances of cross-infection or -colonization during this time. Bacteriophage typing was very sensitive in differentiating strains, since 200 strains were differentiated into 113 different lysis patterns and 94% were typable. The Dienes reaction was useful at times but often gave reactions that were difficult to read or that changed when the tests were repeated. The bacteriophages described by Schmidt and Jeffries were also evaluated and proved useful in combination with ours. The value of bacteriophage typing was clearly established, and work toward a standardized schema for P. mirabilis should continue. Images PMID:773962

  6. Prévalence de l'utilisation des anti-inflammatoires non stéroïdiens chez les femmes enceintes à Lubumbashi (République Démocratique du Congo)

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    Kabamba, Arsène Tshikongo; Shamashanga, Laurent Kwete; Mwaba, Jean-Jacques Mulubwa; Kasongo, Christian Busambwa; Longanga, Albert Otshudi; Lukumwena, Zet Kalala

    2014-01-01

    Malgré l'importance de leurs effets secondaires sur la femme enceinte et le fœtus, les anti-inflammatoires non stéroïdiens (AINS) continuent à être largement utilisés par les femmes enceintes. Leur rapport bénéfice-risque n'est pas toujours bien évalué en pratique courante. L'objectif de ce travail est d’évaluer l'usage des AINS chez la femme enceinte, de discuter les risques potentiels encourus aussi bien par la mère que par le fœtus, et enfin d'en tirer des recommandations éventuelles à la femme enceinte. Du 22 août au 11 septembre 2012, une enquête a été menée auprès de 145 femmes enceintes suivies en consultation prénatale à l'Hôpital Sendwe. Un formulaire reprenant les informations sur les AINS consommés a été remis à chacune d'elle. Les résultats montrent que 75% des femmes interrogées reconnaissent avoir consommé des AINS surtout en automédication et principalement pendant les deux derniers trimestres de la grossesse pour soulager des douleurs d'origines diverses. Cette étude montre que des efforts restent encore à déployer à Lubumbashi afin de combattre l'utilisation des AINS surtout en automédication chez la femme enceinte. PMID:25419270

  7. Food as a source of dioxin exposure in the residents of Bien Hoa City, Vietnam.

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    Schecter, Arnold; Quynh, Hoang Trong; Pavuk, Marian; Päpke, Olaf; Malisch, Rainer; Constable, John D

    2003-08-01

    Recently, elevated dioxin levels, over 5 parts per trillion (ppt) 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), from Agent Orange was reported in 95% of 43 selected residents of Bien Hoa City, a city in southern Vietnam near a former air base used for Agent Orange-spraying missions. Agent Orange herbicide, contaminated with TCDD, was sprayed in Vietnam between 1962 and 1971 primarily for use as a defoliant. Typical blood TCCD levels are 2 ppt in Vietnamese, but levels are as high as 413 ppt in Bien Hoa City. Elevated TCDD was found in children born many years after Agent Orange spraying ended and in immigrants from non-Agent Orange-sprayed parts of Vietnam, which documented new exposures. Extremely elevated soil TCDD samples, over 1 million ppt, and elevated TCDD in sediment were found in some nearby areas such as Bien Hung Lake. The primary route of intake of almost all dioxins in humans is food. However, in our prior studies in Bien Hoa, food was unavailable for dioxin analysis so the route of intake was not confirmed. In the 1970s, while Agent Orange was still being sprayed, elevated human milk TCDD levels as high as 1850 were detected in milk from Vietnamese people living in Agent Orange-sprayed areas where consumption of fish was high. Furthermore, also in the 1970s, elevated TCDD levels (up to 810 ppt) were found in fish and shrimp from the same area as the milk donors. In the 1980s, we found elevated TCDD and also other organohalogen levels in human tissue, pork, fish, a turtle, and a snake in Southern Vietnam. For these reasons, we recently collected food from Bien Hoa and analyzed it for dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), DDT and its metabolites, and other organochlorines. We found marked elevation of TCDD, the dioxin characteristic of Agent Orange, in some of the food products, including ducks with 276 ppt and 331 ppt wet weight, chickens from 0.031-15 ppt wet weight, fish from 0.063-65 ppt wet weight, and a toad with 56 ppt wet weight. Usual TCDD

  8. Food as a source of dioxin exposure in the residents of Bien Hoa City, Vietnam.

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    Schecter, Arnold; Quynh, Hoang Trong; Pavuk, Marian; Päpke, Olaf; Malisch, Rainer; Constable, John D

    2003-08-01

    Recently, elevated dioxin levels, over 5 parts per trillion (ppt) 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), from Agent Orange was reported in 95% of 43 selected residents of Bien Hoa City, a city in southern Vietnam near a former air base used for Agent Orange-spraying missions. Agent Orange herbicide, contaminated with TCDD, was sprayed in Vietnam between 1962 and 1971 primarily for use as a defoliant. Typical blood TCCD levels are 2 ppt in Vietnamese, but levels are as high as 413 ppt in Bien Hoa City. Elevated TCDD was found in children born many years after Agent Orange spraying ended and in immigrants from non-Agent Orange-sprayed parts of Vietnam, which documented new exposures. Extremely elevated soil TCDD samples, over 1 million ppt, and elevated TCDD in sediment were found in some nearby areas such as Bien Hung Lake. The primary route of intake of almost all dioxins in humans is food. However, in our prior studies in Bien Hoa, food was unavailable for dioxin analysis so the route of intake was not confirmed. In the 1970s, while Agent Orange was still being sprayed, elevated human milk TCDD levels as high as 1850 were detected in milk from Vietnamese people living in Agent Orange-sprayed areas where consumption of fish was high. Furthermore, also in the 1970s, elevated TCDD levels (up to 810 ppt) were found in fish and shrimp from the same area as the milk donors. In the 1980s, we found elevated TCDD and also other organohalogen levels in human tissue, pork, fish, a turtle, and a snake in Southern Vietnam. For these reasons, we recently collected food from Bien Hoa and analyzed it for dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), DDT and its metabolites, and other organochlorines. We found marked elevation of TCDD, the dioxin characteristic of Agent Orange, in some of the food products, including ducks with 276 ppt and 331 ppt wet weight, chickens from 0.031-15 ppt wet weight, fish from 0.063-65 ppt wet weight, and a toad with 56 ppt wet weight. Usual TCDD

  9. Preparation of 2-BF3-substituted 1,3-dienes and their Diels-Alder/cross-coupling reactions.

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    De, Subhasis; Welker, Mark E

    2005-06-01

    [reaction: see text] 2-BF3-substituted 1,3-butadienes with potassium and tetrabutylammonium counterions have been prepared in gram quantities from chloroprene via a simple synthetic procedure. The potassium salt of this new main group element substituted diene has been characterized by 1H, 13C, 11B, and 19F NMR. Diels-Alder reactions of these dienes with ethyl acrylate and methyl vinyl ketone are reported, as well as subsequent Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions of those Diels-Alder adducts. PMID:15932228

  10. Nitroso Diels-Alder (NDA) Reaction as an Efficient Tool for the Functionalization of Diene-Containing Natural Products

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    Carosso, Serena; Miller, Marvin J.

    2014-01-01

    This review describes the use of nitroso Diels-Alder reactions for the functionalization of complex diene-containing natural products in order to generate libraries of compounds with potential biological activity. The application of this methodology to the structural modification of a series of natural products (thebaine, steroidal dienes, rapamycin, leucomycin, colchicine, isocolchicine and piperine) is discussed using relevant examples from the literature from 1973 onwards. The biological activity of the resulting compounds is also discussed. Additional comments are provided that evaluate the methodology as a useful tool in organic, bioorganic and medicinal chemistry. PMID:25119424

  11. Thermal [2+2] cycloaddition of allenynes: easy construction of bicyclo[6.2.0]deca-1,8-dienes, bicyclo[5.2.0]nona-1,7-dienes, and bicyclo[4.2.0]octa-1,6-dienes.

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    Mukai, Chisato; Hara, Yasuyuki; Miyashita, Yusuke; Inagaki, Fuyuhiko

    2007-06-01

    The simple refluxing of allenynes, having a phenylsulfonyl functionality on the allenyl group, in xylene (or mesitylene) without microwave irradiation resulted in the efficient formation of bicyclo[5.2.0]nona-1,7-dienes and bicyclo[4.2.0]octa-1,6-dienes in high yields. This method was shown to be successfully applicable to the first construction of bicyclo[6.2.0]deca-1,8-dienes. Construction of the corresponding oxa- and azabicyclo[m.2.0] frameworks could also be attained. This thermal ring-closing reaction involves the formal [2+2] cycloaddition in which the distal double bond of an allenyl moiety exclusively served as one of the pi-components regardless of the position of the phenysulfonyl functionality on the allenyl moiety.

  12. Strategic use of nickel(0)-catalyzed enyne-epoxide reductive coupling towards the synthesis of (−)-cyatha-3,12-diene

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    Sparling, Brian A.; Simpson, Graham L.; Jamison, Timothy F.

    2009-01-01

    Various situations are explored in which the nickel(0)-catalyzed enyne-epoxide reductive coupling was utilized to access key intermediates towards the total synthesis of (−)-cyatha-3,12-diene (1). Enantioenriched 3,5-dien-1-ols with a variety of functionality were obtained in a straightforward manner from easily accessible 1,3-enynes and terminal epoxides. PMID:20161213

  13. Synthesis of Phenylene Vinylene Macrocycles through Acyclic Diene Metathesis Macrocyclization and Their Aggregation Behavior.

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    Zhang, Chenxi; Yu, Chao; Long, Hai; Denman, Ryan J; Jin, Yinghua; Zhang, Wei

    2015-11-16

    A series of phenylene vinylene macrocycles (PVMs) bearing substituents with various sizes and electronic properties have been synthesized through a one-step acyclic diene metathesis macrocyclization approach and their aggregation behaviors have been investigated. In great contrast to the aggregation of the analogous phenylene ethynylene macrocycles, which aggregate only when substituted with electron-withdrawing groups, these PVMs undergo exceptionally strong aggregation, regardless of the electron-donating or -withdrawing characters of the substituents. The unusual aggregation behavior of the PVMs is further investigated with thermodynamic and computer modeling studies, which show a good agreement with the recently proposed direct through-space interaction model, rather than the polar/π model. The high aggregation tendency of PVMs suggests the great potential of this novel class of shape-persistent macrocycles in a variety of applications, such as ion channels, host-guest recognition, and catalysis. PMID:26420443

  14. The diene isomerization energies dataset: A difficult test for double-hybrid density functionals?

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    Wykes, M.; Pérez-Jiménez, A. J.; Adamo, C.; Sancho-García, J. C.

    2015-06-01

    We have systematically analyzed the performance of some representative double-hybrid density functionals (including PBE0-DH, PBE-QIDH, PBE0-2, XYG3, XYGJ-OS, and xDH-PBE0) for a recently introduced database of diene isomerization energies. Double-hybrid models outperform their corresponding hybrid forms (for example, PBE0-DH, PBE0-2, and PBE-QIDH are more accurate than PBE0) and the XYG3, XYGJ-OS, and xDH-PBE0 functionals perform excellently, providing root mean square deviation values within "calibration accuracy." XYGJ-OS and xDH-PBE0 also rival the best performing post-Hartree-Fock methods at a substantially lower cost.

  15. Total (1)H NMR assignment of 3β-acetoxypregna-5,16-dien-20-one.

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    Becerra-Martinez, Elvia; Ramírez-Gualito, Karla E; Pérez-Hernández, Nury; Joseph-Nathan, Pedro

    2015-12-01

    This work describes the total and unambiguous assignment of the 750 MHz (1)H NMR spectrum of 3β-acetoxypregna-5,16-dien-20-one or 16-DPA (1), the well-known intermediate utilized in the synthesis of biological important commercial steroids. The task was accomplished by extracting the coupling constant values in the overlapped spectrum region by HSQC, and using these values in the (1)H iterative full spin analysis integrated in the PERCH NMR software. Comparison of the experimental vicinal coupling constants of 1 with the values calculated using Altona provides an excellent correlation. The same procedure, when applied to the published data of progesterone (2) and testosterone (3), afforded an acceptable correlation for 2 and a poor correlation for 3. In the last case, this suggested the reassignment of all four vicinal coupling constants for the methylene signals at the C-15 and C-16 positions, demonstrating the utility of this methodology. PMID:26476187

  16. Gas-Phase Synthesis of 1-Silacyclopenta-2,4-diene.

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    Yang, Tao; Dangi, Beni B; Thomas, Aaron M; Sun, Bing-Jian; Chou, Tzu-Jung; Chang, Agnes H H; Kaiser, Ralf I

    2016-07-01

    Silole (1-silacyclopenta-2,4-diene) was synthesized for the first time by the bimolecular reaction of the simplest silicon-bearing radical, silylidyne (SiH), with 1,3-butadiene (C4 H6 ) in the gas phase under single-collision conditions. The absence of consecutive collisions of the primary reaction product prevents successive reactions of the silole by Diels-Alder dimerization, thus enabling the clean gas-phase synthesis of this hitherto elusive cyclic species from acyclic precursors in a single-collision event. Our method opens up a versatile and unconventional path to access a previously rather obscure class of organosilicon molecules (substituted siloles), which have been difficult to access through classical synthetic methods.

  17. FT Raman—A valuable tool for surveying kinetics in RCM of functionalized dienes

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    Ding, Fu; Yu, Baoyi; Monsaert, Stijn; Sun, Ya-guang; Gao, Enjun; Dragutan, Ileana; Dragutan, Valerian; Verpoort, Francis

    2010-09-01

    In this article the suitability of FT Raman spectroscopy for monitoring kinetics of ring-closing metathesis promoted by the Grubbs' 1st generation precatalyst was demonstrated for the first time. Reactions at room temperature and under low catalyst loadings were carried out on a series of representative diene substrates. The time evolution of the characteristic Raman stretching vibrations unequivocally described the reaction progress allowing for precise calculation of the substrate conversion and of the yield in the expected cyclic product, based on the corresponding peak heights. The responsive Raman technique demonstrated clean RCM pathways for diethyl diallylmalonate and diallyl ether whereas a minor olefinic side-product was detected in the case of diallyl phthalate. The study provides essential underpinnings for future utilization of Raman spectroscopy, concurrently with NMR or supplementing it, for the evaluation of RCM reactions.

  18. Substituted hepta-1,6-dien-3-ones with green/fruity odours green/galbanum olfactophore model.

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    Bajgrowicz, Jerzy A; Berg-Schultz, Katja; Brunner, Gerhard

    2003-07-01

    Following an analysis of available SAR data on green/galbanum-smelling molecules, a series of new 2-substituted hepta-1,6-dien-3-ones and their analogues were prepared and their olfactory properties evaluated. The study allowed to select efficient new odourants-potential substitutes for natural galbanum oil-and to generate an olfactophore model for the green/galbanum note.

  19. Allene–alkyne cross-coupling for stereoselective synthesis of substituted 1,4-dienes and cross-conjugated trienes

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    Shimp, Heidi L.; Hare, Alissa; McLaughlin, Martin; Micalizio, Glenn C.

    2008-01-01

    Titanium-mediated cross-coupling of allenic alcohols with alkynes has been investigated. Divergent reaction pathways were discovered that provide either stereodefined 1,4-dienes or substituted cross-conjugated trienes. In short, allene substitution plays a critical role in the determination of reaction pathway. PMID:18985173

  20. Novel polymer composites from waste ethylene-propylene-diene-monomer rubber by supercritical CO2 foaming technology.

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    Jeong, Keuk Min; Hong, Yeo Joo; Saha, Prosenjit; Park, Seong Ho; Kim, Jin Kuk

    2014-11-01

    In this study, a composite has been prepared by mixing waste rubber, such as ethylene-propylene-diene-monomer and low-density poly ethylene foaming, with supercritical carbon dioxide. In order to optimise the foaming process of the waste ethylene-propylene-diene-monomer-low-density poly ethylene composite, the variations of pressure and temperature on the foamed Microcell formation were studied. As indicated in scanning electron microscope photographs, the most uniform microcellular pattern was found at 200 bar and 100 °C using 30% by weight of waste ethylene-propylene-diene-monomer. Carbon dioxide could not be dissolved uniformly during foaming owing to extensive cross-linking of the waste ethylene-propylene-diene-monomer used for the composite. As a result the presence of un-uniform microcells after foaming were observed in the composite matrix to impart inferior mechanical properties of the composite. This problem was solved with uniform foaming by increasing the cross-link density of low-density poly ethylene using 1.5 parts per hundred dicumyl peroxide that enhances composite tensile and compressive strength up to 57% and 15%, respectively. The composite has the potential to be used as a foaming mat for artificial turf.

  1. Heavier alkaline earth catalysts for the intermolecular hydroamination of vinylarenes, dienes, and alkynes.

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    Brinkmann, Christine; Barrett, Anthony G M; Hill, Michael S; Procopiou, Panayiotis A

    2012-02-01

    The heavier group 2 complexes [M{N(SiMe(3))(2)}(2)](2)(1, M = Ca; 2, M = Sr) and [M{CH(SiMe(3))(2)}(2)(THF)(2)] (3, M = Ca; 4, M = Sr) are shown to be effective precatalysts for the intermolecular hydroamination of vinyl arenes and dienes under mild conditions. Initial studies revealed that the amide precatalysts, 1 and 2, while compromised in terms of absolute activity by a tendency toward transaminative behavior, offer greater stability toward polymerization/oligomerization side reactions. In every case the strontium species, 2 and 4, were found to outperform their calcium congeners. Reactions of piperidine with para-substituted styrenes are indicative of rate-determining alkene insertion in the catalytic cycle while the ease of addition of secondary cyclic amines was found to be dependent on ring size and reasoned to be a consequence of varying amine nucleophilicity. Hydroamination of conjugated dienes yielded isomeric products via η(3)-allyl intermediates and their relative distributions were explained through stereoelectronic considerations. The ability to carry out the hydroamination of internal alkynes was found to be dramatically dependent upon the identity of the alkyne substituents while reactions employing terminal alkynes resulted in the precipitation of insoluble and unreactive group 2 acetylides. The rate law for styrene hydroamination with piperidine catalyzed by [Sr{N(SiMe(3))(2)}(2)](2) was deduced to be first order in [amine] and [alkene] and second order in [catalyst], while large kinetic isotope effects and group 2 element-dependent ΔS(++) values implicated the formation of an amine-assisted rate-determining alkene insertion transition state in which there is a considerable entropic advantage associated with use of the larger strontium center. PMID:22239542

  2. Antiproliferative activity of mixed-ligand dien-Cu(II) complexes with thiazole, thiazoline and imidazole derivatives.

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    Bolos, C A; Papazisis, K T; Kortsaris, A H; Voyatzi, S; Zambouli, D; Kyriakidis, D A

    2002-01-01

    The reaction of [Cu(dien)NO(3)]NO(3) with 2-amino-5-methylthiazole (2A5MT), 2-amino-2-thiazoline (2A-2Tzn), imidazole (im), N,N'-thiocarbonyldiimidazole (Tcdim), 2-aminothiazole (2AT) and 2-ethylimidazole (2Etim), gave a new series of mixed-ligand compounds of the general formula [Cu(dien)(B)NO(3))]NO(3); (dien, diethylenetriamine; B, 2A5MT, 2A-2Tzn, im, Tcdim, 2AT and 2Etim). The complexes have been characterised by elemental analysis, molar conductivity and magnetic measurements, as well as by electronic and IR spectral studies. According to the above measurements the possible structure of the compounds is the square pyramidal in the solid state and the square planar in aqueous solution. We tested all complexes for antiproliferative (cytostatic and cytotoxic) activity against a panel of cell lines (HeLa, L929, HT-29 and T47D). All [(dien)Cu(B)NO(3))](NO(3)) complexes had an activity against colon cancer cells (HT-29), inducing G2/M cell cycle arrest, an effect that for most of the complexes could be attributed to p34cdc2 inhibition by tyrosine-phosphorylation and/or to induction of (cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor) p21(WAF1). Other cell lines were resistant to the majority of the complexes, except [Cu(dien)(2A5MT)NO(3))](NO(3)), that had showed the highest anti-proliferative activity against HT-29 cells also. The predilection for colon cancer cells and the relatively low toxicity against normal (L929) cells justify further investigation of this group of compounds.

  3. Public health assessment of dioxin-contaminated fish at former US airbase, Bien Hoa, Vietnam.

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    Durant, James T; Boivin, Thomas G; Pohl, Hana R; Sinks, Thomas H

    2015-01-01

    Ponds at the former US airbase at Ben Hoa, Vietnam are contaminated with Agent Orange. The ponds had been used for aquaculture, and in all likelihood, fish from those ponds have been sold to the public. We assessed human exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachloro-dibenzo-dioxin (2,3,7,8-TCDD) in fish samples from the ponds. For on-base tilapia, muscle concentrations 2,3,7,8-TCDD ranged from 1.4 to 32.7 pg/g. Fat concentrations ranged from 73.3 to 3990 pg/g. Estimated human exposure doses exceed international guidelines and exceed 2,3,7,8-TCDD's lowest adverse effect levels. The Bien Hoa fishponds are a completed human pathway for TCDD exposure.

  4. Public health assessment of dioxin-contaminated fish at former US airbase, Bien Hoa, Vietnam.

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    Durant, James T; Boivin, Thomas G; Pohl, Hana R; Sinks, Thomas H

    2015-01-01

    Ponds at the former US airbase at Ben Hoa, Vietnam are contaminated with Agent Orange. The ponds had been used for aquaculture, and in all likelihood, fish from those ponds have been sold to the public. We assessed human exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachloro-dibenzo-dioxin (2,3,7,8-TCDD) in fish samples from the ponds. For on-base tilapia, muscle concentrations 2,3,7,8-TCDD ranged from 1.4 to 32.7 pg/g. Fat concentrations ranged from 73.3 to 3990 pg/g. Estimated human exposure doses exceed international guidelines and exceed 2,3,7,8-TCDD's lowest adverse effect levels. The Bien Hoa fishponds are a completed human pathway for TCDD exposure. PMID:25087452

  5. Synthesis of 1,3-Dienes via a Sequential Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling/Palladium-Mediated Allene Isomerization Sequence.

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    Al-Jawaheri, Yassir; Kimber, Marc C

    2016-07-15

    We report a facile method for the synthesis of 1,3-dienes by a sequential process consisting of a palladium-catalyzed, base-free, Suzuki-Miyaura coupling/isomerization sequence. This sequence couples boronic acids with propargyl alcohols, generating the requisite allene in situ, followed by conversion of the unactivated allene to its 1,3-diene via a hydro-palladation/dehydro-palladation process. This process is general for a range of boronic acids, including boronic acids with electron-donating and -withdrawing groups, as well as heteroarylboronic acids. Key to this process is the boric acid byproduct of the base-free Suzuki-Miyauru coupling, which generates the required palladium-hydrido complex [H-Pd(II)-OB(OH)2] required for the isomerization. PMID:27355240

  6. Total Synthesis of the Galbulimima Alkaloids Himandravine and GB17 Using Biomimetic Diels–Alder Reactions of Double Diene Precursors

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    Larson, Reed T.; Pemberton, Ryan P.; Franke, Jenna M.; Tantillo, Dean J.; Thomson, Regan J.

    2015-01-01

    The enantioselective total syntheses of himandravine and GB17 were completed through a common biomimetic strategy involving Diels–Alder reactions of unusual double diene containing linear precursors. The double diene precursors, containing or lacking a C12 substituent as required to produce GB17 or himandravine, respectively, were found to undergo Diels–Alder reactions to afford mixtures of regioisomeric cycloadducts that map onto the alternative carbocyclic frameworks of both himandravine and GB17. Computational investigations revealed that these Diels–Alder reactions proceed via transition state structures of similar energy that have a high degree of bispericyclic character and that the low levels of regioselectivity observed in the reactions are a consequence of competing orbital interaction and distortion energies. The combined experimental and computational results provide valuable insights into the biosynthesis of the Galbulimima alkaloids. PMID:26305231

  7. Ruthenium-catalyzed intramolecular metathesis of dienes and its application in the synthesis of bridged and spiro azabicycles

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    Kuznetsov, N. Yu; Bubnov, Yu N.

    2015-07-01

    The review presents a historical excursion into catalytic alkene metathesis, covering the problems of history of the discovery of this process, as well as investigations on the properties, structure and reactivity of the most popular ruthenium catalysts for metathesis, mechanism of their action and decomposition. The main part covers studies devoted to the syntheses of bridged azabicyclic and 1-azaspirocyclic compounds comprising the intramolecular metathesis of dienes as the key step. The formation of a bicyclic skeleton of a series of natural bridged (cocaine, ferruginine, calystegines, and anatoxin-a) and spiro (pinnaic acids, halichlorine, hystrionicotoxin, and cephalotaxine) azabicycles, as well as their analogues and compounds with larger rings is demonstrated. The methods for the synthesis of diene precursors and the conditions for final assembling of the bicyclic compounds are considered in detail. The generalization of the literature data allows one to efficiently carry out the mentioned process taking into account the most important features. The bibliography includes 129 references.

  8. Synthesis of brominated acenaphthylenes and their flame-retardant effects on ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer

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    Morita, Y.; Hagiwara, M.

    1982-09-01

    Bromoacenaphthylenes and their condensates as flame-retardant reagents were synthesized by bromination of acenaphthylene using ZnCl/sub 2/ - CF/sub 3/COOH or FeCl/sub 3/ as catalysts and subsequent dehydrobromination. The chief components were identified as bromoacenaphthylene monomers when ZnCl/sub 2/ - CF/sub 3/COOH were used, and as their condensates (mostly trimers) in the case of FeCl/sub 3/. Their performance as flame-retardant reagents for ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer (EPDM) was evaluated by measuring the oxygen index of finished compounds, and flammability by a vertical flammability test based on UL-94-VO. Both the monomers and the condensates demonstrated high flame-retardant effectiveness. The high efficiency was attributed to their excellent dispersity in the base polymer and their characteristic thermal decomposition behavior. In thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), they decomposed in a very wide range of temperature (ca.200-560/sup 0/C), which covers the decomposition range of EPDM. This was attributed to the existence of bromines of different thermal stabilities in one molecule. This paper is a part of a series of studies to develop new flame retardants which can give high flame retardancy as well as stabilty against ionizing radiation to EPDM.

  9. Response of ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber (EPDM) to simulant Hanford tank waste

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    NIGREY,PAUL J.

    2000-02-01

    This report presents the findings of the Chemical Compatibility Program developed to evaluate plastic packaging components that may be incorporated in packaging mixed-waste forms for transportation. Consistent with the methodology outlined in this report, the author performed the second phase of this experimental program to determine the effects of simulant Hanford tank mixed wastes on packaging seal materials. That effort involved the comprehensive testing of five plastic liner materials in an aqueous mixed-waste simulant. The testing protocol involved exposing the materials to {approximately}143, 286, 571, and 3,670 krad of gamma radiation and was followed by 7-, 14-, 28-, 180-day exposures to the waste simulant at 18, 50, and 60 C. Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber samples subjected to the same protocol were then evaluated by measuring seven material properties: specific gravity, dimensional changes, mass changes, hardness, compression set, vapor transport rates, and tensile properties. The author has determined that EPDM rubber has excellent resistance to radiation, this simulant, and a combination of these factors. These results suggest that EPDM is an excellent seal material to withstand aqueous mixed wastes having similar composition to the one used in this study.

  10. Chemical protection of pheromones containing an internal conjugated diene system from isomerization and oxidation.

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    Ideses, R; Shani, A

    1988-08-01

    Conjugated diene systems are common in natural products, including pheromones. The systems are sensitive to heat, light, and oxygen, among other things. They can be protected by antioxidants and UV absorbers, which slow downcis-trans isomerization and oxidation. Three sex pheromones (one as an analog) containingZ,E, E,Z, andE,E units were studied: (Z,E)-9,11-C14OAc, (E,Z)-7,9-C12OAc, and (E,E)-10,12-C16OAc. The UV absorber 2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone and the antioxidants BHT and BHA were found to be effective in solution. The protective effect of the UV absorber against photoisomerization on paper carriers was not as good as that in solution. Preliminary studies on the utilization of formulations containing these compounds and (Z,E)-9,11-C14OAc in the mass trapping of Egyptian cotton leafworm male in cotton fields showed the new combinations to be as good as a previously used formulation with UOP 688, a compound which is unpleasant to handle.

  11. Ligand-controlled access to [4 + 2] and [4 + 3] cycloadditions in gold-catalyzed reactions of allene-dienes.

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    Mauleón, Pablo; Zeldin, Rachel M; González, Ana Z; Toste, F Dean

    2009-05-13

    By adjustment of the electronic properties of the ancilliary ligands, high selectivity can be achieved for either [4 + 2] or [4 + 3] cycloaddition reactions of allene-dienes catalyzed by gold(I). Triarylphosphitegold(I) complexes are employed as catalysts for a [4 + 2] cycloaddition reaction leading to alkylidenecyclohexenes. Conversely, di-tert-butylbiphenylphosphinegold(I)-catalyzed reactions afford cycloheptadienes via [4 + 3] cycloaddition reactions.

  12. Intramolecular cycloadditions of cyclobutadiene with dienes: experimental and computational studies of the competing (2 + 2) and (4 + 2) modes of reaction.

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    Limanto, John; Khuong, Kelli S; Houk, K N; Snapper, Marc L

    2003-12-31

    Highly functionalized, cyclobutene-containing adducts are afforded through intramolecular cycloadditions between cyclobutadiene and tethered dienes. The cycloaddition displays the following reactivity trend: cyclobutadiene serves as a dienophile in intramolecular reactions when it is connected to the diene through a four-atom tether. In cases where a three-atom linker separates the two reaction partners, the cyclobutadiene can function as both a diene and dienophile, affording a mixture of vinylcyclobutane (2 + 2) and cyclohexene-containing cycloadducts (4 + 2). Theoretical studies provide insight into the factors influencing the various pericyclic pathways operative in this system. In cases where cyclobutadiene functions as a diene to generate vinylcyclobutanes, these (2 + 2) adducts can be converted into the corresponding (4 + 2) cyclohexenyl products through a [3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement.

  13. The mechanism of the rhodium(I)-catalyzed [2 + 2 + 1] carbocyclization reaction of dienes and CO: a computational study.

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    Pitcock, William H; Lord, Richard L; Baik, Mu-Hyun

    2008-04-30

    The rhodium(I) catalyzed [2 + 2 + 1] carbocyclization of tethered diene-enes to afford substituted hexahydropentalenones with high levels of diastereoselectivity was modeled using density functional theory. Previously, this transformation was observed to be facile, whereas the analogous bis-ene substrate could not be cyclized under any reasonable conditions. To establish a conceptual understanding of the carbocyclization mechanism and to identify the functional role of the diene fragment we analyzed the simulated reaction mechanisms using the two parent systems. We discovered a thus far unrecognized, but intuitively plausible, role of the CO ligand for controlling the electron density at the metal center, which affects the feasibility of oxidative addition and reductive elimination steps that are key components of the mechanism. Our calculations suggest that the diene moiety is unique and required because of its ability to undergo a eta(2)-->eta(4) reorganization allowing for the thermoneutral expulsion of one CO ligand, which in turn generates an electron-rich, coordinatively saturated Rh(I) center that can efficiently promote the oxidative addition with a low barrier. A number of functionalization strategies were considered explicitly to derive a rational plan for optimizing the catalysis and to expose the roles of the different components of the reactant-catalyst complex. PMID:18380438

  14. Vertical distribution of dioxins in soil of Bien Hoa airbase, Vietnam.

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    Huyen, Dang Thuong; Igarashi, Toshifumi; Shiraiwa, Takuya

    2015-01-01

    Bien Hoa airbase is a known dioxin-contaminated hotspot in Vietnam. The contamination occurred during the Vietnam War at the site where dioxins were transported, stored, sprayed, and spilled in the area. Dioxins, which are cancer inducing substances, may transfer from the soil to food crops and finally to human beings living around the area. Many surveys of dioxins in soil, water, organisms, and human have been carried out in this study area since 2002. In this paper vertical distribution of dioxins in undisturbed soil cores were examined. Twelve soil samples from three drilled cores were collected to analyze dioxin levels according to the standard Japanese analytical method. The results showed that the toxicity equivalency quantity (TEQ) in one soil sample at a depth of 2.6 m reached 3,300 pg-TEQ/g-dw. High TEQs were also observed in the clay layer. This anomaly of dioxin concentrations could be attributed to the affinity of dioxins for the clay layer. The isomer patterns in the soils were different from those in the soil of Hokkaido in that 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) was the most dominant in the soil sample. This indicates that the dioxins originate from a defoliant Agent Orange disposed at the site after the Vietnam War. PMID:26155439

  15. Vertical distribution of dioxins in soil of Bien Hoa airbase, Vietnam.

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    Huyen, Dang Thuong; Igarashi, Toshifumi; Shiraiwa, Takuya

    2015-01-01

    Bien Hoa airbase is a known dioxin-contaminated hotspot in Vietnam. The contamination occurred during the Vietnam War at the site where dioxins were transported, stored, sprayed, and spilled in the area. Dioxins, which are cancer inducing substances, may transfer from the soil to food crops and finally to human beings living around the area. Many surveys of dioxins in soil, water, organisms, and human have been carried out in this study area since 2002. In this paper vertical distribution of dioxins in undisturbed soil cores were examined. Twelve soil samples from three drilled cores were collected to analyze dioxin levels according to the standard Japanese analytical method. The results showed that the toxicity equivalency quantity (TEQ) in one soil sample at a depth of 2.6 m reached 3,300 pg-TEQ/g-dw. High TEQs were also observed in the clay layer. This anomaly of dioxin concentrations could be attributed to the affinity of dioxins for the clay layer. The isomer patterns in the soils were different from those in the soil of Hokkaido in that 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) was the most dominant in the soil sample. This indicates that the dioxins originate from a defoliant Agent Orange disposed at the site after the Vietnam War.

  16. Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Tri- and Tetrasubstituted Alkenes via Pd-Catalyzed 1,2-Hydrovinylation of Terminal 1,3-Dienes

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    2016-01-01

    An efficient method for the construction of Csp2–Csp3 bond in a regio- and stereoselective fashion involving 1,3-terminal dienes, enol triflates/nonaflates, and sodium formate under Pd(0)-catalysis is described. The three component assembly allows trapping of a π-allyl intermediate, after the initial migratory insertion of the diene, by a hydride source that leads to structurally complex and synthetically challenging tri- and tetrasubstituted alkene building blocks. PMID:25555197

  17. Triarylphosphine Ligands with Hemilabile Alkoxy Groups. Ligands for Nickel(II)-Catalyzed Olefin Dimerization Reactions. Hydrovinylation of Vi-nylarenes, 1,3-Dienes, and Cycloisomerization of 1,6-Dienes

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    Biswas, Souvagya; Zhang, Aibin; Raya, Balaram

    2014-01-01

    Substitution of one of the phenyl groups of triphenylphosphine with a 2-benzyloxy-, 2-benzyloxymethyl- or 2-benzyloxyethyl-phenyl moiety results in a set of simple ligands, which exhibit strikingly different behaviour in various nickel(II)-catalyzed olefin dimerization reactions. Complexes of ligands with 2-benzyloxyphenyl-, 2-benzyloxymethylphenyl-diphenylphosphine (L5 and L6 respectively) are most active for hydrovinylation (HV) of vinylarenes, with the former leading to extensive isomerization of the primary 3-aryl-1-butenes into the conjugated 2-aryl-2-butenes even at −55 °C. However, 2-benzyloxymethyl-substituted ligand L6 is slightly less active, leading up to quantitative yields of the primary products of HV at ambient temperature with no trace of isomerization, thus providing the best option for a practical synthesis of these compounds. In sharp contrast, hydrovinylation of a variety of 1,3-dienes is best catalyzed by nickel(II)-complexes of 2-benzyloxyphenyldiphenylphosphine, L5. The other two ligands, 2-benzyloxymethyl-(L6) and 2-benzyloxyethyl-diphenylphosphine (L7) are much less effective in the HV of 1,3-dienes. Nickel(II)-catalyzed cycloisomerization of 1,6-dienes into methylenecyclopentanes, a reaction mechanistically related to the other hydrovinylation reactions, is also uniquely effected by nickel(II)-complexes of L5, but not of L6 or L7. In an attempt to prepare authentic samples of the methylencyclohexane products, nickel(II)-complexes of N-heterocyclic carbene-ligands were examined. In sharp contrast to the phosphines, which give the methylenecyclopentanes, methylenecyclohexanes are the major products in the (N-heterocyclic carbene)nickel(II)-mediated reactions. PMID:25395919

  18. Tricyclo­[6.2.1.02,7]undeca-4,9-diene-3,6-dione

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    Wang, Chongchen

    2008-01-01

    The title compound, C11H10O2, crystallizes with two independent mol­ecules in the asymmetric unit. In one mol­ecule, the dihedral angle between the mean planes of the C—C=C—C group of the diene unit and essentially planar cyclo­hexene ring is 51.07 (9)°, while in the other mol­ecule it is 54.49 (12)°. In the crystal structure, weak inter­molecular C—H⋯O inter­actions link the mol­ecules into columns along the b axis. PMID:21201200

  19. Soft Propargylic Deprotonation: Designed Ligand Enables Au-Catalyzed Isomerization of Alkynes to 1,3-Dienes

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    2015-01-01

    By functionalizing the privileged biphenyl-2-ylphosphine with a basic amino group at the rarely explored 3′ position, the derived gold(I) complex possesses orthogonally positioned “push” and “pull” forces, which enable for the first time soft propargylic deprotonation and permit the bridging of a difference of >26 pKa units (in DMSO) between a propargylic hydrogen and a protonated tertiary aniline. The application of this design led to efficient isomerization of alkynes into versatile 1,3-dienes with synthetically useful scope under mild reaction conditions. PMID:24911158

  20. Solvothermal syntheses, crystal structures, and properties of lanthanide(III) thioarsenates [Ln(dien)2(μ-1κ,2κ2-AsS4)]n (Ln==Sm, Eu, Gd) and [Ln(dien)2(1κ2-AsS4)] (Ln==Tb, Dy, Ho)

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    Wang, Fang; Tang, Chunying; Chen, Ruihong; Zhang, Yong; Jia, Dingxian

    2013-10-01

    Solvothermal reactions of Ln2O3, As and S in diethylenetriamine (dien) at 170 °C for 6 days afforded two structural types of lanthanide thioarsenates with the general formulae [Ln(dien)2(μ-1κ,2κ2-AsS4)]n [Ln=Sm(1), Eu(2), Gd(3)] and [Ln(dien)2(1κ2-AsS4)] [Ln=Tb(4), Dy(5), Ho(6)]. The Ln2O3 oxides were converted to [Ln(dien)2]3+ complex units in the solvothermal reactions. The As atom binds four S atoms, forming a tetrahedral AsS4 unit. In 1-3, the AsS4 units interconnect the [Ln(dien)2]3+ cations via Ln-S bonds as tridentate μ-1κ,2κ2-AsS4 bridging ligands, resulting in the neutral coordination polymers [Ln(dien)2(μ-1κ,2κ2-AsS4)]n (Ln1). In 4-6, the AsS4 units coordinate with the Ln3+ ion of [Ln(dien)2]3+ as 1κ2-AsS4 chelating ligands to form neutral coordination compounds [Ln(dien)2(1κ2-AsS4)] (Ln2). The Ln3+ ions are in nine- and eight-coordinated environments in Ln1 and Ln2, respectively. The formation of Ln1 and Ln2 is related with ionic size of the Ln3+ ions. Optical absorption spectra showed that 1-6 have potential use as semiconductors with the band gaps in the range 2.18-3.21 eV.

  1. Ambient temperature ligation of diene functional polymer and peptide strands onto cellulose via photochemical and thermal protocols.

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    Tischer, Thomas; Claus, Tanja K; Oehlenschlaeger, Kim K; Trouillet, Vanessa; Bruns, Michael; Welle, Alexander; Linkert, Katharina; Goldmann, Anja S; Börner, Hans G; Barner-Kowollik, Christopher

    2014-06-01

    In the present contribution, two novel ambient temperature avenues are introduced to functionalize solid cellulose substrates in a modular fashion with synthetic polymer strands (poly(trifluoro ethyl methacrylate), PTFEMA, Mn = 4400 g mol(-1) , Đ = 1.18) and an Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) containing peptide sequence. Both protocols rely on a hetero Diels-Alder reaction between an activated thiocarbonyl functionality and a diene species. In the first-thermally activated-protocol, the cellulose features surface-expressed thiocarbonylthio compounds, which readily react with diene terminal macromolecules at ambient temperature. In the second protocol, the reactive ene species are photochemically generated based on a phenacyl sulfide-decorated cellulose surface, which upon irradiation expresses highly reactive thioaldehyde species. The generated functional hybrid surfaces are characterized in-depth via ToF-SIMS and XPS analysis, revealing the successful covalent attachment of the grafted materials, including the spatially resolved patterning of both synthetic polymers and peptide strands using the photochemical protocol. The study thus provides a versatile platform technology for solid cellulose substrate modification via efficient thermal and photochemical ligation strategies. PMID:24706565

  2. Isolation, characterization and structural studies of amorpha - 4, 11-diene synthase (ADS(3963)) from Artemisia annua L.

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    Alam, Pravej; Kiran, Usha; Ahmad, M Mobeen; Kamaluddin; Khan, Mather Ali; Jhanwar, Shalu; Abdin, Mz

    2010-03-31

    With the escalating prevalence of malaria in recent years, artemisinin demand has placed considerable stress on its production worldwide. At present, the relative low-yield of artemisinin (0.01-1.1 %) in the source plant (Artemisia annua L. plant) has imposed a serious limitation in commercializing the drug. Amorpha-4, 11-diene synthase (ADS) has been reported a key enzyme in enhancing the artemisinin level in Artemisia annua L. An understanding of the structural and functional correlations of Amorpha-4, 11-diene synthase (ADS) may therefore, help in the molecular up-regulation of the enzyme. In this context, an in silico approach was used to study the ADS₃₉₆₃ (3963 bp) gene cloned by us, from high artemisinin (0.7-0.9% dry wt basis) yielding strain of A. annua L. The full-length putative gene of ADS₃₉₆₃ was found to encode a protein consisting of 533 amino acid residues with conserved aspartate rich domain. The isoelectric point (pI) and molecular weight of the protein were 5.25 and 62.2 kDa, respectively. The phylogenetic analysis of ADS genes from various species revealed evolutionary conservation. Homology modeling method was used for prediction of the 3D structure of ADS₃₉₆₃ protein and Autodock 4.0 version was used to study the ligand binding. The predicted 3D model and docking studies may further be used in characterizing the protein in wet laboratory.

  3. A novel dry chemical path way for diene and dienophile surface functionalization toward thermally responsive metal-polymer adhesion.

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    Moreno-Couranjou, Maryline; Manakhov, Anton; Boscher, Nicolas D; Pireaux, Jean-Jacques; Choquet, Patrick

    2013-09-11

    In this paper, we report a new and easily up-scalable dry chemical method to functionalize with diene and dienophile groups a large range of surfaces, such as metal, polymer, or glass, and we demonstrate the potentiality of this technique to realize thermally responsive adhesion between these materials. A complete and extensive surface chemistry analysis of the grafted surfaces, based on the deposition of an anhydride-rich thin plasma polymer layer by using an atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma process, and its subsequent gas phase aminolysis reaction with specific diene or dienophile compound is discussed. The optimization of the assembling condition for these tailored surfaces has led to achieve a Diels-Alder adhesion force up to 0.6 N/mm at ambient temperature, which can be reduced by a factor of 50 when the retro Diels-Alder is ignited at a heating temperature around 200 °C. The study of the failure interface produced after peeling tests is presented and a mechanism of failure is proposed, based on forensic analyses involving surface analytical techniques such as XPS, ToF-SIMS, and SEM combined to AFM analyses for the retrieving of chemical and morphological information.

  4. A novel 3α-p-Nitrobenzoylmultiflora-7:9(11)-diene-29-benzoate and two new triterpenoids from the seeds of zucchini (Cucurbita pepo L).

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    Tanaka, Reiko; Kikuchi, Takashi; Nakasuji, Saori; Ue, Yasuhiro; Shuto, Daisuke; Igarashi, Keishi; Okada, Rina; Yamada, Takeshi

    2013-06-26

    Three novel multiflorane-type triterpenoids, 3α-p-nitrobenzoylmultiflora-7:9(11)-diene-29-benzoate (1), 3α-acetoxymultiflora-7:9(11)-diene-29-benzoate (2), and 3α-acetoxymultiflora-5(6):7:9(11)-triene-29-benzoate (3), along with two known related compounds 4 and 5 were isolated from the seeds of zucchini (Cucurbita pepo L). Their structures were determined on the basis of 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy and HREIMS. Triterpenoids possessing a nitro group were not isolated previously.

  5. Cyclohexa-2,5-diene-1,4-dione-based antiproliferative agents: design, synthesis, and cytotoxic evaluation

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    2013-01-01

    Background Tumors are diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell growth and, in spite of the progress of medicine over the years, continue to represent a major threat to the health, requiring new therapies. Several synthetic compounds, such as those derived from natural sources, have been identified as anticancer drugs; among these compounds quinone represent the second largest class of anticancer agents in use. Several studies have shown that these act on tumor cells through several mechanisms. An important objective of this work is to develop quinoidscompounds showing antitumor activity, but with fewer side effects. The parachinone cannabinol HU-331, is a small molecule that with its core 4-hydroxy-1,4-benzoquinone, exhibits a potent and selective cytotoxic activity on different tumor cell lines. A series of derivatives 3-hydroxy-1,4-benzochinoni were thus developed through HU-331 chemical modifications. The purpose of the work is to test the ability of the compounds to induce proliferative inhibition and study the mechanisms of cell death. Methods The antitumor activities were evaluated in vitro by examining their cytotoxic effects against different human cancer cell lines. All cell lines tested were plated in 96-multiwell and treated with HU-100-V at different concentrations and cell viability was evaluated byMTT assay. Subsequently via flow cytometry (FACS) it was possible to assess apoptosis by the system of double labeling with PI and Annexin-V, and the effect of the compounds on ROS formation by measuring the dichlorofluorescein fluorescence. Results The substitution by n-hexyl chain considerably enhanced the bioactivity of the compounds. In details, 2-hexyl-5-hydroxycyclohexa-2,5-diene-1,4-dione (V), 2,5-Dimethoxy-3-hexyl-2,5-cyclohexadiene-1,4-dione (XII) and 2-hydroxy-5-methoxy-3-hexyl-cyclohexa-2,5-diene-1,4-dione (XIII) showed most prominent cytotoxicity against almost human tumour cell lines. Compound V was further subjected to downstream apoptotic

  6. Dichlorido(η4-cyclo­octa-1,5-diene)bis­(triphenyl­phosphine)osmium(II)

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    Ye, Chen; Wen, Ting Bin

    2009-01-01

    The OsII atom in the title compound, [OsCl2(C8H12)(C18H15P)2], is located on a crystallographic twofold axis and adopts a distorted octa­hedral coordination geometry. The two triphenyl­phosphine ligands are trans to each other, while the two chlorine ligands are cis-disposed. The coordination is completed by the cyclo­octa­diene (COD) ligand with bonding to the two olefin double bonds. The C=C bond has a length of 1.403 (6) Å, which is significntly longer than a free olefinic double bond (≃1.34 Å). PMID:21577759

  7. A Diels–Alder super diene breaking benzene into C2H2 and C4H4 units

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    Inagaki, Yusuke; Nakamoto, Masaaki; Sekiguchi, Akira

    2014-01-01

    Cyclic polyene with six carbon atoms (benzene) is very stable, whereas cyclic polyene with four carbon atoms (cyclobutadiene) is extremely unstable. The electron-withdrawing pentafluorophenyl group of a substituted cyclobutadiene lowers the energy of the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital, greatly increasing its reactivity as a diene in Diels–Alder reactions with acetylene, ethylene and even benzene. Here we show that the reaction with benzene occurs cleanly at the relatively low temperature of 120 °C and results in the formal fragmentation of benzene into C2H2 and C4H4 units, via a unique Diels–Alder/retro-Diels–Alder reaction. This is a new example of the rare case where breaking the C–C bond of benzene is possible with no activation by a transition metal. PMID:24398593

  8. Surface modification of argon/oxygen plasma treated vulcanized ethylene propylene diene polymethylene surfaces for improved adhesion with natural rubber

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    Basak, Ganesh C.; Bandyopadhyay, Abhijit; Neogi, Sudarsan; Bhowmick, Anil K.

    2011-01-01

    Vulcanized ethylene propylene diene polymethylene (EPDM) rubber surface was treated in a radio frequency capacitatively coupled low pressure argon/oxygen plasma to improve adhesion with compounded natural rubber (NR) during co-vulcanization. The plasma modified surfaces were analyzed by means of contact angle measurement, surface energy, attenuated total reflection-infrared spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray sulfur mapping and atomic force microscopy. Several experimental variables such as plasma power, length of exposure time and composition of the argon-oxygen gas mixture were considered. It was delineated that plasma treatment changed both surface composition and roughness, and consequently increased peel strength. The change in surface composition was mainly ascribed to the formation of C-O and -Cdbnd O functional groups on the vulcanized surfaces. A maximum of 98% improvement in peel strength was observed after plasma treatment.

  9. Synthesis of long-chain polyketide fragments by reaction of 1,3-dioxy-1,3-dienes with allylsilanes: umpolung with sulfur dioxide.

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    Turks, Māris; Fonquerne, Freddy; Vogel, Pierre

    2004-03-18

    [reaction: see text] In the presence of a Lewis or protic acid and at low temperature, 1,3-dioxy-1,3-dienes add to sulfur dioxide generating zwitterionic intermediates that can react with carbon nucleophiles such as allylsilanes. After a retro-ene elimination of SO(2), valuable polyketide precursors are obtained.

  10. Design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of simplified analogues of (+)-discodermolide. Additional insights on the importance of the diene, the C7 hydroxyl, and the lactone.

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    Smith, Amos B; Xian, Ming

    2005-11-10

    [structure: see text] The design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of seven totally synthetic analogues of the antitumor agent (+)-discodermolide are reported. Saturation of the terminal diene system, alteration of the substituents on the lactone, and alkylation of the C7-hydroxyl group reveal significant structure-activity relationships.

  11. Synthesis of polysubstituted β-amino cyclohexane carboxylic acids via Diels-Alder reaction using Ni(II)-complex stabilized β-alanine derived dienes.

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    Ding, Xiao; Wang, Hengshuai; Wang, Jiang; Wang, Sinan; Lin, Daizong; Lv, Li; Zhou, Yu; Luo, Xiaomin; Jiang, Hualiang; Aceña, José Luis; Soloshonok, Vadim A; Liu, Hong

    2013-02-01

    This paper describes the design and synthesis of a new class of β-alanine derived dienes stabilized by Ni(II)-complex. Preliminary study of their Diels-Alder cycloaddition reactions with several types of dienophiles demonstrates their significant synthetic potential for the preparation of various polyfunctional β-aminocyclohexane carboxylic acids.

  12. Computational Examination of (4 + 3) versus (3 + 2) Cycloaddition in the Interception of Nazarov Reactions of Allenyl Vinyl Ketones by Dienes.

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    Li, Zhe; Boyd, Russell J; Burnell, D Jean

    2015-12-18

    A computational examination of the tandem Nazarov/cycloaddition process involving an allenyl vinyl ketone with a diene has been carried out using the ωB97X-D/6-311++G(d,p)//ωB97X-D/6-31+G(d,p) method with solvation modeled by SMD-PCM. The barrier for the initial Lewis acid mediated Nazarov reaction, which provided the intermediate cyclic oxylallyl cation, was higher than that for any subsequent cycloaddition. The barrier for the first step of a subsequent stepwise reaction did not vary much with the diene, and the lowest barrier was with the diene in its s-trans conformation. Stepwise formation of a (4 + 3) cycloaddition product was not energetically feasible, but (3 + 2) cycloaddition products could have been produced through low energy pathways. The barrier for a concerted (4 + 3) cycloaddition did depend upon the diene, which was always in an s-cis geometry. The barriers for the compact and the extended geometries for the transition states of (4 + 3) cycloadditions were not much different. PMID:26595587

  13. Microbiological transformation of two 15α-hydroxy-ent-kaur-9(11),16-diene derivatives by the fungus Fusarium fujikuroi.

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    Fraga, Braulio M; González-Vallejo, Victoria; Guillermo, Ricardo; Amaro-Luis, Juan M

    2013-05-01

    The incubation of 15α-hydroxy-ent-kaur-9(11),16-dien-19-oic acid (15α-hydroxy-grandiflorenic acid) with the fungus Fusarium fujikuroi gave as main metabolite its 3β,6β-dihydroxy derivative, which by an oxidative decarboxylation afforded a 19-nor compound with a 4,18-double bond. Other substances obtained were a 3α-hydroxy-19,6α-lactone, 3β-hydroxy-6β,7β-epoxy-ent-kaur-9(11),16-dien-19-oic acid and 3β-hydroxy-6-oxo-ent-kaur-9(11),16-dien-19-oic acid. Moreover, the biotransformation of 15α,18-dihydroxy-ent-kaur-9(11),16-diene led to the isolation of the corresponding 3β-, 6β-, 7α- and 12β-hydroxy derivatives. Two metabolites formed by 16β,17-epoxidation of the last compound and of the substrate were also obtained. These results indicated that the presence of the 9,11-double bond in the substrate impedes its 7β-hydroxylation, which is necessary for the formation of gibberellins and seco-ring B ent-kaurenoids. However, this 9,11-unsaturation does not hinder a 6,7-dehydrogenation and further 6β,7β-epoxidation, characteristic steps of the kaurenolide biosynthetic pathway.

  14. Cu(I)-catalyzed diamination of conjugated dienes. Complementary regioselectivity from two distinct mechanistic pathways involving Cu(II) and Cu(III) species.

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    Zhao, Baoguo; Peng, Xingao; Zhu, Yingguang; Ramirez, Thomas A; Cornwall, Richard G; Shi, Yian

    2011-12-28

    Conjugated dienes can be diaminated at the internal and/or terminal double bonds using Cu(I) as catalyst and N,N-di-t-butyldiaziridinone (1) as nitrogen source. The regioselectivity is highly dependent upon the choice of Cu(I) catalyst and the substituents on diene substrates. The diamination likely proceeds via two mechanistically distinct pathways. The N-N bond of N,N-di-t-butyldiaziridinone (1) is first homolytically cleaved by the Cu(I) catalyst to form four-membered Cu(III) species A and Cu(II) radical species B, which are in rapid equilibrium. The internal diamination likely proceeds in a concerted manner via Cu(III) species A, and the terminal diamination likely involves Cu(II) radical species B. Kinetic studies have shown that the diamination is first-order in N,N-di-t-butyldiaziridinone (1), zero-order in olefin, and first-order in total Cu(I) catalyst, and the cleavage of the N-N bond of 1 by the Cu(I) catalyst is the rate-determining step. The internal diamination is favored by use of CuBr without ligand and electron-rich dienes. The terminal diamination is favored when using CuCl-L and dienes with radical-stabilizing groups. PMID:22081888

  15. Cu(I)-Catalyzed Diamination of Conjugated Dienes. Complementary Regioselectivity from Two Distinct Mechanistic Pathways Involving Cu(II) and Cu(III) Species

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    Zhao, Baoguo; Peng, Xingao; Zhu, Yingguang; Ramirez, Thomas A.; Cornwall, Richard G.

    2011-01-01

    Conjugated dienes can be diaminated at the internal and/or terminal double bonds using Cu(I) as catalyst and N,N-di-t-butyldiaziridinone (1) as nitrogen source. The regioselectivity is highly dependent upon the choice of Cu(I) catalyst and the substituents on diene substrates. The diamination likely proceeds via two mechanistically distinct pathways. The N-N bond of N,N-di-t-butyldiaziridinone (1) is first homolytically cleaved by the Cu(I) catalyst to form four-membered Cu(III) species A and Cu(II) radical species B, which are in rapid equilibrium. The internal diamination likely proceeds in a concerted manner via Cu(III) species A and the terminal diamination likely involves Cu(II) radical species B. Kinetic studies have shown that the diamination is first-order in N,N-di-t-butyldiaziridinone (1), zero-order in olefin, first-order in total Cu(I) catalyst, and the cleavage of the N-N bond of 1 by the Cu(I) catalyst is the rate-determining step. The internal diamination is favored by use of CuBr without ligand and electron-rich dienes. The terminal diamination is favored when using CuCl-L and dienes with radical-stabilizing groups. PMID:22081888

  16. Isolation, characterization and structural studies of amorpha ― 4, 11­diene synthase (ADS3963) from Artemisia annua L.

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    Alam, Pravej; Kiran, Usha; Ahmad, M Mobeen; Kamaluddin; Khan, Mather Ali; Jhanwar, Shalu; Abdin, MZ

    2010-01-01

    With the escalating prevalence of malaria in recent years, artemisinin demand has placed considerable stress on its production worldwide. At present, the relative low­yield of artemisinin (0.01­1.1 %) in the source plant (Artemisia annua L. plant) has imposed a serious limitation in commercializing the drug. Amorpha­4, 11­diene synthase (ADS) has been reported a key enzyme in enhancing the artemisinin level in Artemisia annua L. An understanding of the structural and functional correlations of Amorpha­4, 11­diene synthase (ADS) may therefore, help in the molecular up­regulation of the enzyme. In this context, an in silico approach was used to study the ADS3963 (3963 bp) gene cloned by us, from high artemisinin (0.7­0.9% dry wt basis) yielding strain of A. annua L. The full­length putative gene of ADS3963 was found to encode a protein consisting of 533 amino acid residues with conserved aspartate rich domain. The isoelectric point (pI) and molecular weight of the protein were 5.25 and 62.2 kDa, respectively. The phylogenetic analysis of ADS genes from various species revealed evolutionary conservation. Homology modeling method was used for prediction of the 3D structure of ADS3963 protein and Autodock 4.0 version was used to study the ligand binding. The predicted 3D model and docking studies may further be used in characterizing the protein in wet laboratory. PMID:20975893

  17. Statistical Experimental Design Guided Optimization of a One-Pot Biphasic Multienzyme Total Synthesis of Amorpha-4,11-diene

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    Chen, Xixian; Zhang, Congqiang; Zou, Ruiyang; Zhou, Kang; Stephanopoulos, Gregory; Too, Heng Phon

    2013-01-01

    In vitro synthesis of chemicals and pharmaceuticals using enzymes is of considerable interest as these biocatalysts facilitate a wide variety of reactions under mild conditions with excellent regio-, chemo- and stereoselectivities. A significant challenge in a multi-enzymatic reaction is the need to optimize the various steps involved simultaneously so as to obtain high-yield of a product. In this study, statistical experimental design was used to guide the optimization of a total synthesis of amorpha-4,11-diene (AD) using multienzymes in the mevalonate pathway. A combinatorial approach guided by Taguchi orthogonal array design identified the local optimum enzymatic activity ratio for Erg12:Erg8:Erg19:Idi:IspA to be 100∶100∶1∶25∶5, with a constant concentration of amorpha-4,11-diene synthase (Ads, 100 mg/L). The model also identified an unexpected inhibitory effect of farnesyl pyrophosphate synthase (IspA), where the activity was negatively correlated with AD yield. This was due to the precipitation of farnesyl pyrophosphate (FPP), the product of IspA. Response surface methodology was then used to optimize IspA and Ads activities simultaneously so as to minimize the accumulation of FPP and the result showed that Ads to be a critical factor. By increasing the concentration of Ads, a complete conversion (∼100%) of mevalonic acid (MVA) to AD was achieved. Monovalent ions and pH were effective means of enhancing the specific Ads activity and specific AD yield significantly. The results from this study represent the first in vitro reconstitution of the mevalonate pathway for the production of an isoprenoid and the approaches developed herein may be used to produce other isopentenyl pyrophosphate (IPP)/dimethylallyl pyrophosphate (DMAPP) based products. PMID:24278153

  18. Synthesis, crystal structure and properties of [(dien){sub 2}Mn]Ge{sub 2}S{sub 4} with mixed-valent Ge centers

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    Yue, Cheng-Yang; Yuan, Zhuang-Dong; Zhang, Lu-Ge; Wang, Ya-Bai; Liu, Guo-Dong; Gong, Liao-Kuo; Lei, Xiao-Wu

    2013-10-15

    One new manganese thiogermanate, [(dien){sub 2}Mn]Ge{sub 2}S{sub 4} (dien=diethylenetriamine), was prepared under mild solvothermal conditions and structurally and spectroscopically characterized. The title compound crystallizes in the orthorhombic system, chiral space group P2{sub 1}2{sub 1}2{sub 1} (no. 19) with a=9.113(4) Å, b=12.475(5) Å, c=17.077(7) Å, V=1941.5(15) Å{sup 3} and Z=4. Its structure features a three-dimensional (3D) network composed of a one-dimensional (1D) [Ge{sub 2}S{sub 4}]{sup 2−} anionic chain and a [(dien){sub 2}Mn]{sup 2+} complex interconnected via various hydrogen bonds. The most interesting structural feature of the compound is the presence of two different oxidation states of germanium centers in the 1D [Ge{sub 2}S{sub 4}]{sup 2−} chain, which is also supported by the result of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurement. The optical property of the title compound has also been studied by UV–vis spectra. - Graphical abstract: One new thiogermanate, [(dien){sub 2}Mn]Ge{sub 2}S{sub 4}, contains a one-dimensional [Ge{sub 2}S{sub 4}]{sup 2−} anionic chain with two different oxidation states of germanium centers. Display Omitted - Highlights: • One new manganese thiogermanate [(dien){sub 2}Mn]Ge{sub 2}S{sub 4} was prepared. • The compound features 1D [Ge{sub 2}S{sub 4}]{sup 2−} chain composed of [Ge{sup II}S{sub 4}] and [Ge{sup IV}S{sub 4}] tetrahedra. • The first example of inorganic–organic hybrid thiogermanates with mixed valent Ge centers.

  19. Crustal structure beneath the Indochina peninsula from teleseismic receiver functions

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    Bai, Ling; Tian, Xiaobo; Ritsema, Jeroen

    2010-12-01

    We analyze teleseismic receiver functions to determine the crustal structure beneath the Indochina peninsula which is located immediately south-east of the eastern Himalayan syntaxis basin. We found that the Indochina peninsula is characterized by a thin (˜31 km) crust with a low Vp/Vs ratio (˜1.68). The intra-lower crustal low-velocity zone (LVZ) is observed beneath the northwestern part of our study region. We hypothesize that it is an extension of the lower crustal LVZ observed beneath the southeastern Tibet and the South China block and that it terminates at the Dien Bien Phu Fault (DBPF). A LVZ observed in the upper crust beneath southeast of the DBPF indicates that the crust is ductile and earthquakes are rare.

  20. VLF electromagnetic background in the seismoactive area of Northern Vietnam

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    Truong, K. Kh.; Vo, T. S.; Mikhailov, Yu. M.; Kharitonov, A. L.; Kapustina, O. V.

    2010-10-01

    The preliminary results of observations of VLF electromagnetic signals (atmospherics) in the mountains of North Vietnam (Dien Bien Phu, 21°23'50″ N, 103°0'28″ E) are presented. Primarily, signals of typical atmospherics with a maximum in the frequency range of 4-9 kHz were observed; sometimes they were accompanied by so-called “tails” at frequencies less than 1 kHz, and also tweeks of usually short duration (about 10 ms) were observed. Several parameters of the ionosphere, as well as the distance to sources of atmospherics (in accordance to the data of the World Wide Lightning Location Network (TOGA)), were estimated by spectral-temporal characteristics of tweeks.

  1. Transport and bioaccumulation of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans at the Bien Hoa Agent Orange hotspot in Vietnam.

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    Van Thuong, Nguyen; Hung, Nguyen Xuan; Mo, Nguyen Thi; Thang, Nguyen Manh; Huy, Pham Quang; Van Binh, Hoang; Nam, Vu Duc; Van Thuy, Nguyen; Son, Le Ke; Minh, Nguyen Hung

    2015-10-01

    The Bien Hoa airbase (south of Vietnam) is known as one of the Agent Orange hotspots which have been seriously contaminated by Agent Orange/dioxin during the Vietnam War. Hundreds of samples including soil, sediment and fish were collected at the Bien Hoa Agent Orange hotspot for assessment of the environmental contamination caused by dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs). The toxicity equivalency quotient (TEQ) concentration of PCDD/Fs in soil and sediment varied from 7.6 to 962,000 and 17 to 4860 pg/g dry wt, respectively, implying very high contamination of PCDD/Fs in several areas. PCDD/F levels in fish ranged between 1.8 and 288 pg/g TEQ wet wt and was generally higher than advisory guidelines for food consumption. 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (2,3,7,8-TCDD) contributed 66-99 % of TEQ for most of the samples, suggesting 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T) from Agent Orange as the major source of the contamination. The vertical transport of PCDD/Fs was observed in soil column with high TEQ levels above 1000 pg/g dry wt (Vietnamese limit for necessary remediation activities- TCVN 8183:2009 (2009)) even at a depth of 1.8 m. The vertical transport of PCDD/Fs has probably mainly taken place during the "Ranch Hand" defoliant spray activities due to the leaks and spills of phenoxy herbicides and solvents. The congener patterns suggest that transports of PCDD/Fs by weathering processes have led to their redistribution in the low-land areas. Also, an estimate for the total volume of contaminated soil requiring remediation to meet Vietnamese regulatory limits is provided.

  2. Transport and bioaccumulation of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans at the Bien Hoa Agent Orange hotspot in Vietnam.

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    Van Thuong, Nguyen; Hung, Nguyen Xuan; Mo, Nguyen Thi; Thang, Nguyen Manh; Huy, Pham Quang; Van Binh, Hoang; Nam, Vu Duc; Van Thuy, Nguyen; Son, Le Ke; Minh, Nguyen Hung

    2015-10-01

    The Bien Hoa airbase (south of Vietnam) is known as one of the Agent Orange hotspots which have been seriously contaminated by Agent Orange/dioxin during the Vietnam War. Hundreds of samples including soil, sediment and fish were collected at the Bien Hoa Agent Orange hotspot for assessment of the environmental contamination caused by dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs). The toxicity equivalency quotient (TEQ) concentration of PCDD/Fs in soil and sediment varied from 7.6 to 962,000 and 17 to 4860 pg/g dry wt, respectively, implying very high contamination of PCDD/Fs in several areas. PCDD/F levels in fish ranged between 1.8 and 288 pg/g TEQ wet wt and was generally higher than advisory guidelines for food consumption. 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (2,3,7,8-TCDD) contributed 66-99 % of TEQ for most of the samples, suggesting 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T) from Agent Orange as the major source of the contamination. The vertical transport of PCDD/Fs was observed in soil column with high TEQ levels above 1000 pg/g dry wt (Vietnamese limit for necessary remediation activities- TCVN 8183:2009 (2009)) even at a depth of 1.8 m. The vertical transport of PCDD/Fs has probably mainly taken place during the "Ranch Hand" defoliant spray activities due to the leaks and spills of phenoxy herbicides and solvents. The congener patterns suggest that transports of PCDD/Fs by weathering processes have led to their redistribution in the low-land areas. Also, an estimate for the total volume of contaminated soil requiring remediation to meet Vietnamese regulatory limits is provided. PMID:25510612

  3. Oxidative Cyclization of 1,5-Dienes with Hydrogen Peroxide Catalyzed by an Osmium(III) Complex: Synthesis of cis-Tetrahydrofurans.

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    Sugimoto, Hideki; Kanetake, Takayuki; Maeda, Kazuki; Itoh, Shinobu

    2016-03-18

    Stereoselective oxidative cyclization of 1,5-dienes with hydrogen peroxide catalyzed by [Os(III)(OH)(H2O)(L-N4Me2)](PF6)2 (1: L-N4Me2 = N,N'-dimethyl-2,11-diaza-[3,3](2,6)pyridinophane) is explored. 1,5-Dienes involving geraniol derivatives are converted to the corresponding tetrahydrofurans in modest to high yields. The products exclusively have the cis-conformation with respect to the substituents at the 2- and 5-positions of the tetrahydrofuran ring. The products also have a syn-conformation with respect to the furan oxygen atom and the hydroxyl groups. Mechanistic studies including a direct reaction of the oxo-hydroxo-osmium(V) complex, 2, with a dihydroxylated geraniol derivative are performed.

  4. Oxidative Cyclization of 1,5-Dienes with Hydrogen Peroxide Catalyzed by an Osmium(III) Complex: Synthesis of cis-Tetrahydrofurans.

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    Sugimoto, Hideki; Kanetake, Takayuki; Maeda, Kazuki; Itoh, Shinobu

    2016-03-18

    Stereoselective oxidative cyclization of 1,5-dienes with hydrogen peroxide catalyzed by [Os(III)(OH)(H2O)(L-N4Me2)](PF6)2 (1: L-N4Me2 = N,N'-dimethyl-2,11-diaza-[3,3](2,6)pyridinophane) is explored. 1,5-Dienes involving geraniol derivatives are converted to the corresponding tetrahydrofurans in modest to high yields. The products exclusively have the cis-conformation with respect to the substituents at the 2- and 5-positions of the tetrahydrofuran ring. The products also have a syn-conformation with respect to the furan oxygen atom and the hydroxyl groups. Mechanistic studies including a direct reaction of the oxo-hydroxo-osmium(V) complex, 2, with a dihydroxylated geraniol derivative are performed. PMID:26950609

  5. Radiation processed polychloroprene-co-ethylene-propene diene terpolymer blends: Effect of radiation vulcanization on solvent transport kinetics

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    Dubey, K. A.; Bhardwaj, Y. K.; Chaudhari, C. V.; Kumar, Virendra; Goel, N. K.; Sabharwal, S.

    2009-03-01

    Blends of polychloroprene rubber (PCR) and ethylene propylene diene terpolymer rubber (EPDM) of different compositions were made and exposed to different gamma radiation doses. The radiation sensitivity and radiation vulcanization efficiency of blends was estimated by gel-content analysis, Charlesby-Pinner parameter determination and crosslinking density measurements. Gamma radiation induced crosslinking was most efficient for EPDM ( p0/ q0 ˜ 0.08), whereas it was the lowest for blends containing 40% PCR ( p0/ q0 ˜ 0.34). The vulcanized blends were characterized for solvent diffusion characteristics by following the swelling dynamics. Blends with higher PCR content showed anomalous swelling. The sorption and permeability of the solvent were not strictly in accordance with each other and the extent of variation in two parameters was found to be a function of blend composition. The Δ G values for solvent diffusion were in the range -2.97 to -9.58 kJ/mol and indicated thermodynamically favorable sorption for all blends. These results were corroborated by dynamic swelling, experimental as well as simulated profiles and have been explained on the basis of correlation between crosslinking density, diffusion kinetics, thermodynamic parameters and polymer-polymer interaction parameter.

  6. Diene Valepotriates from Valeriana glechomifolia Prevent Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Sickness and Depressive-Like Behavior in Mice

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    Müller, Liz G.; Borsoi, Milene; Stolz, Eveline D.; Herzfeldt, Vivian; Viana, Alice F.; Ravazzolo, Ana Paula; Rates, Stela Maris K.

    2015-01-01

    Valeriana glechomifolia, a native species from southern Brazil, presents antidepressant-like activity and diene valepotriates (VAL) contribute to the pharmacological properties of the genus. It is known that depression can develop on an inflammation background in vulnerable patients and antidepressants present anti-inflammatory properties. We investigated the effects of VAL (10 mg/kg, p.o.) on sickness and depressive-like behaviors as well as proinflammatory cytokines (IL-1β and TNF-α) and BDNF expression in the cortex of mice exposed to a 5 min swimming session (as a stressful stimulus) 30 min before the E. coli LPS injection (600 µg/kg, i.p.). The forced swim + LPS induced sickness and depressive-like behaviors, increased the cortical expression of IL-1β and TNF-α, and decreased BDNF expression. VAL was orally administered to mice 1 h before (pretreatment) or 5 h after (posttreatment) E. coli LPS injection. The pretreatment with VAL restored the behavioral alterations and the expression of cortical proinflammatory cytokines in LPS-injected animals but had no effects on BDNF expression, while the posttreatment rescued only behavioral alterations. Our results demonstrate for the first time the positive effects of VAL in an experimental model of depression associated with inflammation, providing new data on the range of action of these molecules. PMID:26170871

  7. Metal Catalysis in Thiolation and Selenation Reactions of Alkynes Leading to Chalcogen‐Substituted Alkenes and Dienes

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    2015-01-01

    Abstract This review covers recent achievements in metal‐catalyzed Z−H and Z−Z (Z=S, Se) bond addition to the triple bonds of alkynes—a convenient and atom‐efficient way to carbon‐element bond formation. Various catalytic systems (both homogeneous and heterogeneous) developed to date to obtain mono‐ and bis‐chalcogen‐substituted alkenes or dienes, as well as carbonyl compounds or heterocycles, starting from simple and available alkynes and chalcogenols or dichalcogenides are described. The right choice of metal and ligands allows us to perform these transformations with high selectivities under mild reaction conditions, thus tolerating unprotected functional groups in substrates and broadening ways of further modification of the products. The main aim of the review is to show the potential of the catalytic methods developed in synthetic organic chemistry. Thus, emphasis is made on the scope of reactions, types of products that can be selectively formed, convenience, and scalability of the catalytic procedures. A brief mechanistic description is also given to introduce new readers to the topic. PMID:27308193

  8. Geminal bis(silane)-controlled regio- and stereoselective oxidative Heck reaction of enol ethers with terminal alkenes to give push-pull 1,3-dienes.

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    Li, Linjie; Chu, Yang; Gao, Lu; Song, Zhenlei

    2015-11-01

    A geminal bis(silane)-controlled regio- and stereoselective oxidative Heck reaction of enol ethers with terminal alkenes has been developed. The reaction proceeds with α,β-coupling regioselectivity to give push-pull Z,E-1,3-dienes in good yields. The product showed valuable utility in Sakurai homoallylation with acetals to generate α-substituted-γ-keto esters with good anti-selectivity.

  9. Structure Revision of (22E)-Ergosta-7,22-diene-3β,5α,6β,9α,14α- pentol from the Spores of the Medicinal Mushroom Ganoderma lucidum.

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    Yaoita, Yasunori; Machida, Koichi

    2016-02-01

    Careful reexamination of the published ¹H and ¹³C NMR spectral data of (22E)-ergosta-7,22-diene-3β,5α,6β,9α,14α-pentol (1), isolated from the spores of the medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum, indicates that, in reality, the compound is (22E)-ergosta-7,22-diene-3β,5α,6β,9α,14β-pentol (5). PMID:27032196

  10. Structure Revision of (22E)-Ergosta-7,22-diene-3β,5α,6β,9α,14α- pentol from the Spores of the Medicinal Mushroom Ganoderma lucidum.

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    Yaoita, Yasunori; Machida, Koichi

    2016-02-01

    Careful reexamination of the published ¹H and ¹³C NMR spectral data of (22E)-ergosta-7,22-diene-3β,5α,6β,9α,14α-pentol (1), isolated from the spores of the medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum, indicates that, in reality, the compound is (22E)-ergosta-7,22-diene-3β,5α,6β,9α,14β-pentol (5).

  11. Solvothermal syntheses, crystal structures, and properties of lanthanide(III) thioarsenates [Ln(dien){sub 2}(μ-1κ,2κ{sup 2}-AsS{sub 4})]{sub n} (Ln==Sm, Eu, Gd) and [Ln(dien){sub 2}(1κ{sup 2}-AsS{sub 4})] (Ln==Tb, Dy, Ho)

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    Wang, Fang; Tang, Chunying; Chen, Ruihong; Zhang, Yong; Jia, Dingxian

    2013-10-15

    Solvothermal reactions of Ln{sub 2}O{sub 3}, As and S in diethylenetriamine (dien) at 170 °C for 6 days afforded two structural types of lanthanide thioarsenates with the general formulae [Ln(dien){sub 2}(μ-1κ,2κ{sup 2}-AsS{sub 4})]{sub n} [Ln=Sm(1), Eu(2), Gd(3)] and [Ln(dien){sub 2}(1κ{sup 2}-AsS{sub 4})] [Ln=Tb(4), Dy(5), Ho(6)]. The Ln{sub 2}O{sub 3} oxides were converted to [Ln(dien){sub 2}]{sup 3+} complex units in the solvothermal reactions. The As atom binds four S atoms, forming a tetrahedral AsS{sub 4} unit. In 1−3, the AsS{sub 4} units interconnect the [Ln(dien){sub 2}]{sup 3+} cations via Ln−S bonds as tridentate μ-1κ,2κ{sup 2}-AsS{sub 4} bridging ligands, resulting in the neutral coordination polymers [Ln(dien){sub 2}(μ-1κ,2κ{sup 2}-AsS{sub 4})]{sub n} (Ln1). In 4−6, the AsS{sub 4} units coordinate with the Ln{sup 3+} ion of [Ln(dien){sub 2}]{sup 3+} as 1κ{sup 2}-AsS{sub 4} chelating ligands to form neutral coordination compounds [Ln(dien){sub 2}(1κ{sup 2}-AsS{sub 4})] (Ln2). The Ln{sup 3+} ions are in nine- and eight-coordinated environments in Ln1 and Ln2, respectively. The formation of Ln1 and Ln2 is related with ionic size of the Ln{sup 3+} ions. Optical absorption spectra showed that 1−6 have potential use as semiconductors with the band gaps in the range 2.18−3.21 eV. - Graphical abstract: Two types of Ln-thioarsenates [Ln(dien){sub 2}(μ-1κ,2κ{sup 2}-AsS{sub 4})]{sub n} and [Ln(dien){sub 2}(1κ{sup 2}-AsS{sub 4})] were prepared by solvothermal methods and the soft Lewis basic AsS{sub 4}{sup 3–} ligand to Ln(III) centers with polyamine co-ligand was obtained. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Lanthanide thioarsenates were prepared by solvothermal methods. • The soft Lewis basic AsS{sub 4} ligand coordinate Ln{sup 3+} ions with coexistence polyamine ligands. • Two structural types of Ln-thioarsenates with structural turnover at Tb were obtained along Ln series. • The Ln-thioarsenates are potential semiconductors

  12. Environmental Health Risk Assessment of Dioxin Exposure through Foods in a Dioxin Hot Spot—Bien Hoa City, Vietnam

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    Tuyet-Hanh, Tran Thi; Vu-Anh, Le; Ngoc-Bich, Nguyen; Tenkate, Thomas

    2010-01-01

    This study used the Australian Environmental Health Risk Assessment Framework to assess the human health risk of dioxin exposure through foods for local residents in two wards of Bien Hoa City, Vietnam. These wards are known hot-spots for dioxin and a range of stakeholders from central government to local levels were involved in this process. Publications on dioxin characteristics and toxicity were reviewed and dioxin concentrations in local soil, mud, foods, milk and blood samples were used as data for this risk assessment. A food frequency survey of 400 randomly selected households in these wards was conducted to provide data for exposure assessment. Results showed that local residents who had consumed locally cultivated foods, especially fresh water fish and bottom-feeding fish, free-ranging chicken, duck, and beef were at a very high risk, with their daily dioxin intake far exceeding the tolerable daily intake recommended by the WHO. Based on the results of this assessment, a multifaceted risk management program was developed and has been recognized as the first public health program ever to have been implemented in Vietnam to reduce the risks of dioxin exposure at dioxin hot-spots. PMID:20623031

  13. The Labdane Ent-3-Acetoxy-Labda-8(17), 13-Dien-15-Oic Decreases Blood Pressure In Hypertensive Rats

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    Simplicio, Janaina A.; Simão, Marilia R.; Ambrosio, Sergio R.; Tirapelli, Carlos R.

    2016-01-01

    Background Labdane-type diterpenes induce lower blood pressure via relaxation of vascular smooth muscle; however, there are no studies describing the effects of labdanes in hypertensive rats. Objective The present study was designed to investigate the cardiovascular actions of the labdane-type diterpene ent-3-acetoxy-labda-8(17), 13-dien-15-oic acid (labda-15-oic acid) in two-kidney 1 clip (2K-1C) renal hypertension. Methods Vascular reactivity experiments were performed in aortic rings isolated from 2K-1C and normotensive (2K) male Wistar rats. Nitrate/nitrite (NOx) measurement was performed in aortas by colorimetric assay. Blood pressure measurements were performed in conscious rats. Results Labda-15-oic acid (0.1-300 µmol/l) and forskolin (0.1 nmol/l - 1 µmol/l) relaxed endothelium-intact and endothelium-denuded aortas from both 2K-1C and 2K rats. Labda-15-oic acid was more effective at inducing relaxation in endothelium-intact aortas from 2K pre-contracted with phenylephrine when compared to the endothelium-denuded ones. Forskolin was more potent than labda-15-oic acid at inducing vascular relaxation in arteries from both 2K and 2K-1C rats. Labda-15-oic acid-induced increase in NOx levels was lower in arteries from 2K-1C rats when compared to 2K rats. Intravenous administration of labda-15-oic acid (0.3-3 mg/kg) or forskolin (0.1-1 mg/kg) induced hypotension in conscious 2K-1C and 2K rats. Conclusion The present findings show that labda-15-oic acid induces vascular relaxation and hypotension in hypertensive rats. PMID:27096521

  14. Assessment of the role of in situ generated (E)-2,4-diene-valproic acid in the toxicity of valproic acid and (E)-2-ene-valproic acid in sandwich-cultured rat hepatocytes

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    Surendradoss, Jayakumar; Chang, Thomas K.H.; Abbott, Frank S.

    2012-11-01

    Valproic acid (VPA) undergoes cytochrome P450-mediated desaturation to form 4-ene-VPA, which subsequently yields (E)-2,4-diene-VPA by β-oxidation. Another biotransformation pathway involves β-oxidation of VPA to form (E)-2-ene-VPA, which also generates (E)-2,4-diene-VPA by cytochrome P450-mediated desaturation. Although the synthetic form of (E)-2,4-diene-VPA is more hepatotoxic than VPA as shown in various experimental models, there is no conclusive evidence to implicate the in situ generated (E)-2,4-diene-VPA in VPA hepatotoxicity. The present study investigated the effects of modulating the in situ formation of (E)-2,4-diene-VPA on markers of oxidative stress (formation of 2′,7′-dichlorofluorescein; DCF), steatosis (accumulation of BODIPY 558/568 C{sub 12}), necrosis (release of lactate dehydrogenase; LDH), and on cellular total glutathione (GSH) levels in sandwich-cultured rat hepatocytes treated with VPA or (E)-2-ene-VPA. Treatment with either of these chemicals alone increased each of the toxicity endpoints. In VPA-treated hepatocytes, (E)-2,4-diene-VPA was detected only at trace levels, even after phenobarbital (PB) pretreatment and there was no effect on the toxicity of VPA. Furthermore, pretreatment with a cytochrome P450 enzyme inhibitor, 1-aminobenzotriazole (1-ABT), did not influence the extent of VPA toxicity in both PB-pretreated and vehicle-pretreated hepatocytes. However, in (E)-2-ene-VPA-treated hepatocytes, PB pretreatment greatly enhanced the levels of (E)-2,4-diene-VPA and this was accompanied by a further enhancement of the effects of (E)-2-ene-VPA on DCF formation, BODIPY accumulation, LDH release, and GSH depletion. Pretreatment with 1-ABT reduced the concentrations of (E)-2,4-diene-VPA and the extent of (E)-2-ene-VPA toxicity; however, this occurred in PB-pretreated hepatocytes, but not in control hepatocytes. In conclusion, in situ generated (E)-2,4-diene-VPA is not responsible for the hepatocyte toxicity of VPA, whereas it

  15. Ultraviolet photochemistry of buta-1,3- and buta-1,2-dienes: laser spectroscopic absolute hydrogen atom quantum yield and translational energy distribution measurements.

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    Hanf, A; Volpp, H-R; Sharma, P; Mittal, J P; Vatsa, R K

    2010-07-14

    Using pulsed H-atom Lyman-alpha laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy along with a photolytic calibration approach, absolute H-atom product quantum yields of phi(H-b13d) = (0.32+/-0.04) and phi(H-b12d) = (0.36+/-0.04) were measured under collision-free conditions for the 193 nm gas-phase laser flash photolysis of buta-1,3- and buta-1,2-diene at room temperature, which demonstrate that nascent H-atom formation is of comparable importance for both parent molecules. Comparison of the available energy fraction, f(T-b13d) = (0.22+/-0.03) and f(T-b12d) = (0.13+/-0.01), released as H+C(4)H(5) product translational energy with results of impulsive and statistical energy partitioning modeling calculations indicates that for both, buta-1,3- and buta-1,2-diene, H-atom formation is preceded by internal conversion to the respective electronic ground state (S(0)) potential energy surfaces. In addition, values of sigma(b-1,3-d-L alpha) = (3.5+/-0.2)x10(-17) cm(2) and sigma(b-1,2-d-L alpha) = (4.4+/-0.2)x10(-17) cm(2) for the previously unknown Lyman-alpha (121.6 nm) radiation photoabsorption cross sections of buta-1,3- and buta-1,2-diene in the gas-phase were determined.

  16. [Overexpressing 3-ketosteroid-Δ1-dehydrogenase for degrading phytosterols into androst-1,4-diene-3,17-dione].

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    Zhang, Lele; Zhang, Xian; Shao, Minglong; Chen, Rongrong; Rao, Zhiming; Li, Hu; Xu, Zhenghong

    2015-11-01

    We constructed plasmid pMTac to overexpress 3-ketosteroid-Δ1-dehydrogenase (KSDD) in Mycobacterium neoaurum JC-12 for improving androst-1,4-diene-3,17-dione (ADD) production. To construct pMTac, pACE promoter on pMF41 was replaced by tac promoter, and then four recombinants were constructed, which were M. neoaurum JC-12/pMF41-gfp, M. neoaurum JC-12/pMTac-gfp, M. neoaurum JC-12/pMF41-ksdd and M. neoaurum JC-12/pMTac-ksdd. Fluorescence detection results show that much more green fluorescent protein (GFP) was expressed in M. neoaurum JC-12/pMTac-ksdd than M. neoaurum JC-12/pMF41-ksdd. The activity of KSDD was 2.41 U/mg in M. neoaurum JC-12/pMTac-ksdd, 6.53-fold as that of M. neoaurum JC-12 and 4.36-fold as that of M. neoaurum JC-12/pMF41-ksdd. In shake flask fermentation, ADD production of M. neoaurum JC-12/pMTac-ksdd was 5.94 g/L, increased about 22.2% compared to the original strain M. neoaurum JC-12 and 12.7% to M. neoaurum JC-12/pMF41-ksdd. AD (4-androstene-3,17-dione) production of JC-12/pMTac-ksdd was 0.17 g/L, decreased 81.5% compared to M. neoaurum JC-12 and 71.2% to M neoaurum JC-12/pMF41-ksdd. In the 5 L fermenter, 20 g/L phytosterols was used as substrate, ADD production of M. neoaurum JC-12/pMTac-ksdd was improved to 10.28 g/L. pMTac is favorable for expressing KSDD in M. neoaurum JC-12, and overexpression of KSDD has beneficial effect on ADD producing, and it is the highest level ever reported using fermentation method in M. neoaurum. PMID:26939442

  17. Silver ion high pressure liquid chromatography provides unprecedented separation of sterols: application to the enzymatic formation of cholesta-5,8-dien-3 beta-ol.

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    Ruan, B; Shey, J; Gerst, N; Wilson, W K; Schroepfer, G J

    1996-01-01

    We report that silver ion HPLC provides remarkable separations of C27 sterols differing only in the number or location of olefinic double bonds. This technique has been extended to LC-MS, analysis of purified components by GC, GC-MS, and 1H NMR, and to its use on a semipreparative scale. The application of this methodology for the demonstration of the catalysis, by rat liver microsomes, of the conversion of 7-dehydrocholesterol to cholesta-5,8-dien-3 beta-ol is also presented. PMID:8876182

  18. Brønsted Acid-Catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation of Imines and Alkenes Using Cyclohexa-1,4-dienes as Dihydrogen Surrogates.

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    Chatterjee, Indranil; Oestreich, Martin

    2016-05-20

    Cyclohexa-1,4-dienes are introduced to Brønsted acid-catalyzed transfer hydrogenation as an alternative to the widely used Hantzsch dihydropyridines. While these hydrocarbon-based dihydrogen surrogates do offer little advantage over established protocols in imine reduction as well as reductive amination, their use enables the previously unprecedented transfer hydrogenation of structurally and electronically unbiased 1,1-di- and trisubstituted alkenes. The mild procedure requires 5.0 mol % of Tf2NH, but the less acidic sulfonic acids TfOH and TsOH work equally well. PMID:27181437

  19. Enantioselective Arylation of N-Tosylimines by Phenylboronic Acid Catalysed by a Rhodium/Diene Complex: Reaction Mechanism from Density Functional Theory.

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    Sieffert, Nicolas; Boisson, Julien; Py, Sandrine

    2015-06-26

    A DFT study of the reaction mechanism of the rhodium-catalysed enantioselective arylation of (E)-N-propylidene-4-methyl-benzenesulfonamide by phenylboronic acid [Lin et al J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 12394] is reported. The catalyst ([{Rh(OH)(diene)}2]) includes a chiral diene ligand and the reaction is conducted in 1,4-dioxane in the presence of drying agents (4 Å molecular sieves). Because phenylboronic acid is in equilibrium with phenylboroxin and water under the reaction conditions, three catalytic cycles are proposed that differ in the way the transmetallation and the release of the product are brought about, depending on the availability of phenylboronic acid, water and boroxin in the reaction medium. Based on computations, a new mechanism for the title reaction is proposed, in which phenylboronic acid plays the double role of "aryl source" and proton donor. This path does not require the presence of adventitious water molecules, in keeping with a reaction conducted in a dry medium. Comparisons with the generally accepted mechanism for arylation of enones proposed by Hayashi and co-workers (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 5052) show that the latter mechanism is less favourable and is not expected to operate in the case of the N-tosylimine substrate considered herein. Finally, the possibility that phenylboroxin is the aryl source has also been investigated, but is not found to be competitive. PMID:26032123

  20. Ligand-controlled product selectivity in gold-catalyzed double cycloisomerization of 1,11-dien-3,9-diyne benzoates.

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    Rao, Weidong; Susanti, Dewi; Ayers, Benjamin James; Chan, Philip Wai Hong

    2015-05-20

    A synthetic method to prepare tricyclic bridged heptenones and hexenones from gold(I)-catalyzed double cycloisomerization of 1,11-dien-3,9-diyne benzoates is described. A divergence in product selectivity was achieved by fine-tuning the steric nature of the ligand of the Au(I) catalyst. In the presence of [MeCNAu(JohnPhos)](+)SbF6(-) (JohnPhos = (1,1'-biphenyl-2-yl)-di-tert-butylphosphine) as the catalyst, tandem 1,3-acyloxy migration/metallo-Nazarov cyclization/1,6-enyne addition/Cope rearrangement of the substrate was found to selectively occur to afford the bridged heptenone adduct. In contrast, changing the Au(I) catalyst to [MeCNAu(Me4tBuXPhos)](+)SbF6(-) (Me4tBuXPhos = di-tert-butyl(2',4',6'-triisopropyl-3,4,5,6-tetramethyl-[1,1'-biphenyl]-2-yl)phosphine) was observed to result in the 1,11-dien-3,9-diyne benzoate undergoing a more rapid tandem 1,3-acyloxy migration/metallo-Nazarov cyclization/[4 + 2]-cyclization pathway to give the bridged hexenone derivative. PMID:25905645

  1. Functional Analysis of Amorpha-4,11-Diene Synthase (ADS) Homologs from Non-Artemisinin-Producing Artemisia Species: The Discovery of Novel Koidzumiol and (+)-α-Bisabolol Synthases.

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    Muangphrom, Paskorn; Seki, Hikaru; Suzuki, Munenori; Komori, Aya; Nishiwaki, Mika; Mikawa, Ryota; Fukushima, Ery Odette; Muranaka, Toshiya

    2016-08-01

    The production of artemisinin, the most effective antimalarial compound, is limited to Artemisia annua. Enzymes involved in artemisinin biosynthesis include amorpha-4,11-diene synthase (ADS), amorpha-4,11-diene 12-monooxygenase (CYP71AV1) and artemisinic aldehyde Δ(11)13 reductase (DBR2). Although artemisinin and its specific intermediates are not detected in other Artemisia species, we reported previously that CYP71AV1 and DBR2 homologs were expressed in some non-artemisinin-producing Artemisia plants. These homologous enzymes showed similar functions to their counterparts in A. annua and can convert fed intermediates into the following products along the artemisinin biosynthesis in planta These findings suggested a partial artemisinin-producing ability in those species. In this study, we examined genes highly homologous to ADS, the first committed gene in the pathway, in 13 Artemisia species. We detected ADS homologs in A. absinthium, A. kurramensis and A. maritima. We analyzed the enzymatic functions of all of the ADS homologs after obtaining their cDNA. We found that the ADS homolog from A. absinthium exhibited novel activity in the cyclization of farnesyl pyrophosphate (FPP) to koidzumiol, a rare natural sesquiterpenoid. Those from A. kurramensis and A. maritima showed similar, but novel, activities in the cyclization of FPP to (+)-α-bisabolol. The unique functions of the novel sesquiterpene synthases highly homologous to ADS found in this study could provide insight into the molecular basis of the exceptional artemisinin-producing ability in A. annua. PMID:27273626

  2. Ruthenium(II)-catalyzed isomer-selective cyclization of 1,6-dienes leading to exo-methylenecyclopentanes: unprecedented cycloisomerization mechanism involving ruthenacyclopentane(hydrido) intermediate.

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    Yamamoto, Y; Nakagai, Y I; Ohkoshi, N; Itoh, K

    2001-07-01

    In the presence of a catalytic amount of ruthenium(II) complexes, [RuCl(2)(cod)](n)(), RuCl(2)(cod)(MeCN)(2), [RuCl(2)(nbd)](n)(), [RuCl(2)(CO)(3)](2), and Cp*Ru(cod)Cl, 1,6-dienes were effectively converted into the corresponding exo-methylenecyclopentanes in good to excellent yields with good isomer purity in i-PrOH at 90 degrees C. The alcoholic solvent was essential for the present catalytic cyclization, and the efficiency increased in the following order: t-BuOH < EtOH < or = i-PrOH. In contrast, a Ru(0) complex, (C(6)Me(6))Ru(cod), catalyzed the cycloisomerization only in 1,2-dichloroethane. The unusual isomer-selectivity occurred when a 1,7-octadiene was subjected to cyclization to give a similar exo-methylenecyclopentane isomer as the major product. The identical isomer selectivity was observed for the cyclization of unsymmetrical 1,6-dienes having one terminal- and one internal-alkene termini. On the basis of the results from the studies using the known ruthenium hydrides and deuterium-labeling substrates, the novel mechanism via the Ru(II) <--> Ru(IV) system involving a ruthenacyclopentane(hydrido) intermediate was proposed, which better explains the particular regiochemistry of the present cyclization than other previous mechanisms. PMID:11427063

  3. Thermoplastic vulcanizate nanocomposites based on polypropylene/ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (PP/EPDM) prepared by reactive extrusion

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    Mirzadeh, Amin

    using the solvent extraction and gravimetry technique. Additionally, the effect of continuity on rheological behaviour of TPE nanocomposites was investigated. The ultimate goal in this field is to maximize the rubber like behaviour by controlling the blend morphology and the level of crosslinking. Therefore, this study also covers the effects of nanoclay presence and its dispersion level on the crosslinking reaction of thermoplastic vulcanizate nanocomposites prepared by reactive extrusion. Here, the rubber phase was dynamically vulcanized using dimethylol phenolic resin or octylphenol-formaldehyde resin along with stannous chloride dihydrate as the catalyst. In the present study, the dynamic vulcanization of the prepared TPVs and corresponding nanocomposites are characterized using different criteria, such as gel content, viscosity and normalized storage modulus in the time sweep tests, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) signal line width, bound curative content and residual diene concentration. The combination of the above parameters appears to be sufficient to provide a clear description of the systems. The last part of the present study is devoted to find how the dispersion level of nanoclay and consequently the extent of crosslinking change the rubber like behaviour and the morphology of the prepared TPVs. Therefore, recently developed method named temperature scanning stress relaxation (TSSR) was used to estimate the rubber indices of TPVs and TPV nanocomposites. The mentioned method also successfully provided information about the extent of crosslinking reaction. It is shown that the rubber like behaviour of the blends containing 50wt% and 60wt% of EPDM in which morphological studies suggest the presence of the rubber droplets in vicinity of irregular shape rubber particles with a low level of interconnectivity, correlates with the rubber droplet size. Therefore, the nanoclay presence affects the rubber index values mainly through its effect on the size of the

  4. Effect of lanthanide contraction on the mixed polyamine systems Ln/Sb/Se/(en+dien) and Ln/Sb/Se/(en+trien): Syntheses and characterizations of lanthanide complexes with a tetraelenidoantimonate ligand

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    Zhao Jing; Liang Jingjing; Pan Yingli; Zhang Yong; Jia Dingxian

    2011-06-15

    Mixed polyamine systems Ln/Sb/Se/(en+dien) and Ln/Sb/Se/(en+trien) (Ln=lanthanide, en=ethylenediamine, dien=diethylenetriamine, trien=triethylenetetramine) were investigated under solvothermal conditions, and novel mixed-coordinated lanthanide(III) complexes [Ln(en){sub 2}(dien)({eta}{sup 2}-SbSe{sub 4})] (Ln=Ce(1a), Nd(1b)), [Ln(en){sub 2}(dien)(SbSe{sub 4})] (Ln=Sm(2a), Gd(2b), Dy(2c)), [Ln(en)(trien)({mu}-{eta}{sup 1},{eta}{sup 2}-SbSe{sub 4})]{sub {infinity}} (Ln=Ce(3a), Nd(3b)) and [Sm(en)(trien)({eta}{sup 2}-SbSe{sub 4})] (4a) were prepared. Two structural types of lanthanide selenidoantimonates were obtained across the lanthanide series in both en+dien and en+trien systems. The tetrahedral anion [SbSe{sub 4}]{sup 3-} acts as a monodentate ligand mono-SbSe{sub 4}, a bidentate chelating ligand {eta}{sup 2}-SbSe{sub 4} or a tridentate bridging ligand {mu}-{eta}{sup 1},{eta}{sup 2}-SbSe{sub 4} to the lanthanide(III) center depending on the Ln{sup 3+} ions and the mixed ethylene polyamines, indicating the effect of lanthanide contraction on the structures of the lanthanide(III) selenidoantimonates. The lanthanide selenidoantimonates exhibit semiconducting properties with E{sub g} between 2.08 and 2.51 eV. - Graphical Abstract: Two structural types of lanthanide(III) selenidoantimonates are formed in both en-dien and en-trien mixed polyamines across lanthanide series, indicating the lanthanide contraction effect on the structures of the lanthanide(III) selenidoantimonates. Highlights: > Two structural types of lanthanide selenidoantimonates are prepared across the lanthanide series in both Ln/Sb/Se/(en+dien) and Ln/Sb/Se/(en+trien) systems. > The [SbSe{sub 4}]{sup 3-} anion acts as a mono-SbSe{sub 4}, a {eta}{sup 2}-SbSe{sub 4} or a {mu}-{eta}{sup 1},{eta}{sup 2}-SbSe{sub 4} ligand to the Ln{sup 3+} ions. > The soft base ligand [SbSe{sub 4}]{sup 3-} can be controlled to coordinate to the Ln{sup 3+} ions with en+dien and en+trien as co-ligands.

  5. (meso-5,7,7,12,14,14-Hexamethyl-1,4,8,11-tetra­azacyclo­tetra­deca-4,11-diene)nickel(II) bis­[O,O′-bis(4-methyl­phen­yl) dithio­phosphate

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    Xie, Bin; Xiang, Yang-Guang; Zou, Li-Ke; Chang, Xiu-Li; Ji, Chang-You

    2009-01-01

    In the title compound, [Ni(C16H32N4)](C14H14O2PS2)2 or [Ni(trans[14]dien)][S2P(OC6H4Me-4)2]2, where trans[14]dien is meso-5,7,7,12,14,14-hexa­methyl-1,4,8,11-tetra­azacyclo­tetra­deca-4,11-diene, the NiII ion lies across a centre of inversion and is four-coordinated in a relatively undistorted square-planar arrangement by the four N atoms of the macrocyclic ligand trans[14]dien. The two O,O′-di(4-methyl­phen­yl)dithio­phos­phates act as counter-ions to balance the charge. Important geometric data include Ni—N = 1.9135 (16) and 1.9364 (15) Å. PMID:21577413

  6. Thermoplastic vulcanizate nanocomposites based on polypropylene/ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (PP/EPDM) prepared by reactive extrusion

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    Mirzadeh, Amin

    using the solvent extraction and gravimetry technique. Additionally, the effect of continuity on rheological behaviour of TPE nanocomposites was investigated. The ultimate goal in this field is to maximize the rubber like behaviour by controlling the blend morphology and the level of crosslinking. Therefore, this study also covers the effects of nanoclay presence and its dispersion level on the crosslinking reaction of thermoplastic vulcanizate nanocomposites prepared by reactive extrusion. Here, the rubber phase was dynamically vulcanized using dimethylol phenolic resin or octylphenol-formaldehyde resin along with stannous chloride dihydrate as the catalyst. In the present study, the dynamic vulcanization of the prepared TPVs and corresponding nanocomposites are characterized using different criteria, such as gel content, viscosity and normalized storage modulus in the time sweep tests, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) signal line width, bound curative content and residual diene concentration. The combination of the above parameters appears to be sufficient to provide a clear description of the systems. The last part of the present study is devoted to find how the dispersion level of nanoclay and consequently the extent of crosslinking change the rubber like behaviour and the morphology of the prepared TPVs. Therefore, recently developed method named temperature scanning stress relaxation (TSSR) was used to estimate the rubber indices of TPVs and TPV nanocomposites. The mentioned method also successfully provided information about the extent of crosslinking reaction. It is shown that the rubber like behaviour of the blends containing 50wt% and 60wt% of EPDM in which morphological studies suggest the presence of the rubber droplets in vicinity of irregular shape rubber particles with a low level of interconnectivity, correlates with the rubber droplet size. Therefore, the nanoclay presence affects the rubber index values mainly through its effect on the size of the

  7. Crystal structure of dimethyl 3,4,5,6-tetra-phenyl-cyclo-hexa-3,5-diene-1,2-di-carboxyl-ate.

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    Greenberg, Fred H; Nazarenko, Alexander Y

    2016-07-01

    In the title compound, C34H28O4, the cyclo-hexa-diene ring has a screw-boat conformation with a torsion angle between the double bonds being on average ca 15° [15.2 (3) and -15.3 (3) in the two independent mol-ecules]. All four phenyl rings in both mol-ecules are arranged in a propeller-like conformation. The two mol-ecules exhibit S,R- and R,S- chirality, respectively, and are connected via C-H⋯O inter-molecular inter-actions. In turn, these weakly bound dimers form the mol-ecular crystal. PMID:27555937

  8. Highly diastereoselective 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions of chiral non-racemic nitrones to 1,2-diaza-1,3-dienes: an experimental and computational investigation.

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    Majer, Roberta; Konechnaya, Olga; Delso, Ignacio; Tejero, Tomas; Attanasi, Orazio A; Santeusanio, Stefania; Merino, Pedro

    2014-11-28

    Asymmetric 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions between 1,2-diaza-1,3-dienes and chiral non-racemic nitrones to give 3-substituted-5-diazenyl isoxazolidines were studied both experimentally and theoretically. Whereas cyclic nitrones provide complete selectivity for the cycloaddition reaction (only one isomer is obtained), acyclic nitrones derived from D-glyceraldehyde and D-galactose lead to 1 : 1 mixtures of two isomers. A DFT analysis based on reactivity indices correctly predicts the regiochemistry of the reaction in agreement with the high electron-withdrawing character of the diazenyl group. The same theoretical studies considering solvent effects (PCM model) based on transition state theory are in qualitative agreement with the observed experimental results.

  9. The reaction of azoles with 17-chloro-16-formylandrosta-5,16-dien-3β-yl-acetate: synthesis and structural elucidation of novel 16-azolylmethylene-17-oxoandrostanes.

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    Moreira, Vânia M; Salvador, Jorge A R; Beja, Ana Matos; Paixão, José A

    2011-05-01

    The synthesis and structural elucidation, by 1D and 2D NMR and X-ray diffraction techniques, of novel E/Z 16-azolylmethylene-17-oxoandrostanes 2-9 prepared from the Vilsmeier-Hack reaction product 17-chloro-16-formylandrosta-5,16-dien-3β-yl acetate 1 is reported. The reaction proceeds with pyrrole and pyrrole-alike nitrogen heterocycles such as 7-azaindole, indole, and 3-methylindole, in DMF, at 80°C, in the presence of K(2)CO(3), and allowed the attachment of privileged heterocyclic moieties, through the nitrogen atom to the steroid core at C16 via a methine carbon bridge, which is unprecedented in the literature and of potential synthetic and biological interest. Considerations on the possible reaction mechanism are included. All the synthesized compounds are new and are currently being tested for biological activities.

  10. Metalloporphyrin-Based Hypercrosslinked Polymers Catalyze Hetero-Diels-Alder Reactions of Unactivated Aldehydes with Simple Dienes: A Fascinating Strategy for the Construction of Heterogeneous Catalysts.

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    Dou, Zhiyu; Xu, Li; Zhi, Yongfeng; Zhang, Yuwei; Xia, Hong; Mu, Ying; Liu, Xiaoming

    2016-07-11

    We describe a novel and intriguing strategy for the construction of efficient heterogeneous catalysts by hypercrosslinking catalyst molecules in a one-pot Friedel-Crafts alkylation reaction. The new hypercrosslinked polymers (HCPs) as porous solid catalysts exhibit the combined advantages of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, owing to their high surface area, good stability, and tailoring of catalytic centers on the frameworks. Indeed, a new class of metalloporphyrin-based HCPs were successfully synthesized using modified iron(III) porphyrin complexes as building blocks, and the resulting networks were found to be excellent recyclable heterogeneous catalysts for the hetero-Diels-Alder reaction of unactivated aldehydes with 1,3-dienes. Moreover, this new strategy showed wide adaptability, and many kinds of homogeneous-like solid-based catalysts with high catalytic performance and excellent recyclability were also constructed.

  11. Metalloporphyrin-Based Hypercrosslinked Polymers Catalyze Hetero-Diels-Alder Reactions of Unactivated Aldehydes with Simple Dienes: A Fascinating Strategy for the Construction of Heterogeneous Catalysts.

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    Dou, Zhiyu; Xu, Li; Zhi, Yongfeng; Zhang, Yuwei; Xia, Hong; Mu, Ying; Liu, Xiaoming

    2016-07-11

    We describe a novel and intriguing strategy for the construction of efficient heterogeneous catalysts by hypercrosslinking catalyst molecules in a one-pot Friedel-Crafts alkylation reaction. The new hypercrosslinked polymers (HCPs) as porous solid catalysts exhibit the combined advantages of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, owing to their high surface area, good stability, and tailoring of catalytic centers on the frameworks. Indeed, a new class of metalloporphyrin-based HCPs were successfully synthesized using modified iron(III) porphyrin complexes as building blocks, and the resulting networks were found to be excellent recyclable heterogeneous catalysts for the hetero-Diels-Alder reaction of unactivated aldehydes with 1,3-dienes. Moreover, this new strategy showed wide adaptability, and many kinds of homogeneous-like solid-based catalysts with high catalytic performance and excellent recyclability were also constructed. PMID:27147500

  12. Bioactive (3Z,5E)-11,20-epoxybriara-3,5-dien-7,18-olide diterpenoids from the South China Sea gorgonian Dichotella gemmacea.

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    Li, Cui; La, Ming-Ping; Sun, Peng; Kurtan, Tibor; Mandi, Attila; Tang, Hua; Liu, Bao-Shu; Yi, Yang-Hua; Li, Ling; Zhang, Wen

    2011-01-01

    Six new (3Z,5E)-11,20-epoxybriara-3,5-dien-7,18-olide diterpenoids, gemmacolides N-S (1-6), were isolated together with four known analogues, juncenolide D, and juncins R, S and U (7-10), from the South China Sea gorgonian Dichotella gemmacea. The structures of the new compounds were elucidated by the detailed analysis of spectroscopic data in combination with the comparison with reported data. The absolute configuration of 1 was determined by a TDDFT calculation of its solution ECD spectrum, affording the determination of absolute configuration of other analogues by simply comparing their ECD spectra with that of 1. The cytotoxic and antimicrobial activities of these compounds were evaluated. In preliminary in vitro bioassays, compounds 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9 showed cytotoxicity against A549 and MG63, while compounds 1, 2, 4, 7-10 showed antimicrobial activity against the fungus Septoria tritici and the bacterium Escherichia coli.

  13. A New Series of Complexes Possessing Rare “Tertiary” Sulfonamide Nitrogen-to-Metal Bonds of Normal Length: fac-[Re(CO)3(N(SO2R)dien)]PF6 Complexes with Hydrophilic Sulfonamide Ligands

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    Abhayawardhana, Pramuditha L.; Marzilli, Patricia A.; Fronczek, Frank R.

    2014-01-01

    Tertiary sulfonamide nitrogen-to-metal bonds of normal length are very rare. We recently discovered such a bond in one class of fac-[Re(CO)3(N(SO2R)(CH2Z)2)]n complexes (Z = 2-pyridyl) with N(SO2R)dpa ligands derived from di-(2-picolyl)amine (N(H)dpa). fac-[M(CO)3(N(SO2R)(CH2Z)2)]n agents (M = 186/188Re, 99mTc) could find use as radiopharmaceutical bioconjugates when R is a targeting moiety. However, the planar, electron-withdrawing 2-pyridyl groups of N(SO2R)dpa destabilize the ligand to base and create relatively rigid chelate rings, raising the possibility that the rare M– N(sulfonamide) bond is an artifact of a restricted geometry. Also, the hydrophobic 2-pyridyl groups could cause undesirable accumulation in the liver, limiting future use in radiopharmaceuticals. Our goal is to identify a robust, hydrophilic, and flexible N(CH2Z)2 chelate framework. New C2-symmetric ligands, N(SO2R)(CH2Z)2 with (Z = CH2NH2; R = Me, dmb, or tol), were prepared by treating N(H)dien(Boc)2, a protected diethylenetriamine (N(H)dien) derivative, with methanesulfonyl chloride (MeSO2Cl), 3,5-dimethylbenzenesulfonyl chloride (dmbSO2Cl), and 4-methylbenzenesulfonyl chloride (tolSO2Cl). Treatment of fac-[Re(CO)3(H2O)3]+ with these ligands, designated as N(SO2R)dien, afforded new fac-[Re(CO)3(N(SO2R)dien)]PF6 complexes. Comparing the fac-[Re(CO)3(N(SO2Me)dien)]PF6 and fac-[Re(CO)3(N(SO2Me)dpa)]PF6 complexes, we find that the ReI–N(sulfonamide) bonds are normal in length and statistically identical and that the methyl 13C NMR signal has an unusually upfield shift compared to that in the free ligand. We attribute this unusual upfield shift to the fact that the sulfonamide N undergoes an sp2-to-sp3 rehybridization upon coordination to ReI in both complexes. Thus, the sulfonamide N of N(SO2R)dien ligands is a good donor, even though the chelate rings are conformationally flexible. Addition of the strongly basic and potentially monodentate ligand, 4-dimethylaminopyridine, did not affect

  14. Crystal structure of 4,4-di-bromo-1-(3,4-di-meth-oxy-phen-yl)-2-aza-buta-1,3-diene-1-carbo-nitrile.

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    Chaabene, Marwa; Khatyr, Abderrahim; Knorr, Michael; Askri, Moheddine; Rousselin, Yoann; Kubicki, Marek M

    2016-08-01

    The title compound, C12H10Br2N2O2, represents an example of a planar π-con-jugated 2-aza-butadiene mol-ecule, which is both an inter-esting starting material for further organic transformations and a potential ligand in organometallic coordination chemistry. Its metric mol-ecular parameters are typical for the family of 2-aza-buta-1,3-dienes not substituted at the (CH) 3-position. In the crystal, the almost planar (r.m.s. deviation = 0.0658 Å) aza-diene mol-ecules form one-dimensional double-wide ribbons through inter-molecular halogen bonds (C-Br⋯O and C-Br⋯Br-C), which then stack in a slipped manner through weak C-H⋯Br and π-π inter-actions to generate a three-dimensional network. PMID:27536405

  15. Prostaglandin-induced radioprotection of murine intestinal crypts and villi by a PGE diene analog (SC-44932) and a PGI analog (Iloprost)

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    Hanson, Wayne R.; Collins, Paul W.

    The aminothiols exemplified by WR-2721 are effective radioprotectors; however, their toxicity associated with hypotension, nausea, and emesis has limited their development for applications in medicine or in hazardous radiation environments. There is a need for new radioprotectors that have fewer toxic side effects when given alone or combined with reduced amounts of thiols. A variety of prostaglandins (PGs) have been shown to be radioprotective agents and some appear to have fewer toxic side effects than the aminothiols. Iloprost, a stable PGI, analog protects the clonogenic epithelial cells of intestinal crypts but does not protect epithelial cells of the villi. In contrast, an E-series omega chain diene analog designated SC-44932 protects epithelial cells of both crypts and villi. When the two are combined, protection of the crypts is additive and the villi are protected to the same degree as when SC-44932 is given alone. Since radioprotection for some PGs has been shown to be dependent upon receptors, we suggest that the pattern of radioprotection seen with these two analogs depend on the location of the respective receptors or on the ability of differentiated villus cells to respond to PGs. By studying different analogs, we hope to identify mechanisms associated with PG-induced radioprotection and to identify the most protective PG analogs for applications of radioprotection.

  16. Inhalation administration of valerena-4,7(11)-diene from Nardostachys chinensis roots ameliorates restraint stress-induced changes in murine behavior and stress-related factors.

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    Takemoto, Hiroaki; Omameuda, Yuka; Ito, Michiho; Fukuda, Tatsuo; Kaneko, Shuji; Akaike, Akinori; Kobayashi, Yoshinori

    2014-01-01

    Dried Nardostachys chinensis roots contain sesquiterpenoids that are widely used as herbal tranquilizers. We previously identified the highly sedative sesquiterpenoid valerena-4,7(11)-diene (VLD) from this plant. In the present study, we investigated stress reducing effects of VLD and the associated mechanisms of action. Application of 15-min restraint stresses induced excitatory behaviors in mice. Immobility times in the forced swim test and sleeping times in the pentobarbital sleep test were shortened in the stressed group by 47% and 43%, respectively, compared with the control group. Furthermore, restraint stress increased serum corticosterone levels by 75%, and cerebral serotonin (5-HT) and dopamine (DA) levels. Inhaled VLD (300 µg/cage) suppressed stress-induced excitatory behaviors and significantly reduced stress-induced blood corticosterone, cerebral 5-HT, and DA levels. These results suggest that VLD interacts with the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and the sympathetic-adrenomedullary system. These interactions appear to involve GABAergic and D2 antagonist activities. Moreover, tests in anosmic and intravenously treated mice showed that the sedative effect of inhaled VLD was expressed via olfactory stimulation and pulmonary absorption. Although more studies are required to further elucidate the properties of this compound, our studies suggest that VLD may be an effective anti-stress aromatherapy for humans. PMID:24882416

  17. In situ reactive compatibilization of polypropylene/ethylene-propylene-diene monomer thermoplastic vulcanizate by zinc dimethacrylate via peroxide-induced dynamic vulcanization.

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    Chen, Yukun; Xu, Chuanhui; Liang, Xingquan; Cao, Liming

    2013-09-12

    This work demonstrates an approach of in situ reactive compatibilization between polypropylene (PP) and ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (EPDM) by using zinc dimethacrylate (ZDMA) as a compatibilizer and, simultaneously, as a very strong reinforcing agent. With the incorporation of 7phr ZDMA in the PP/EPDM (30/70, w/w) thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV), the tensile strength, tear strength, elongation at break, and hardness of PP/EPDM/ZDMA TPV were increased from 5.3 MPa, 31.3 kN/m, 222%, and 78 up to 11.2 MPa, 64.2 kN/m, 396%, and 83, respectively. This tremendous reinforcing as well as the compatibilization effect of the ZDMA was understood by polymerization of ZDMA and ZDMA reacted with EPDM and PP during peroxide-induced dynamic vulcanization. A peculiar phase structure that rubber particles were surrounded and "bonded" by a thick transition zone that contained numerous of nanoparticles with dimensions of about 20-30 nm was observed from transmission electron microscopy. Scanning electron microscopy results confirmed that incorporation of ZDMA reduced the size of the cross-linked EPDM particles. Moreover, we found that the compatibilized TPV showed a higher tan δ peak temperature for EPDM phase and a lower tan δ peak temperature for PP phase. The suggested method for in situ reactive compatibilization of PP and EPDM offers routes to the design of new TPV-based technical products for diversified applications. PMID:23981036

  18. Morphology study of peroxide-induced dynamically vulcanized polypropylene/ethylene-propylene-diene monomer/zinc dimethacrylate blends during tensile deformation.

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    Chen, Yukun; Xu, Chuanhui; Cao, Liming; Wang, Yanpeng; Fang, Liming

    2013-06-27

    Polypropylene (PP)/ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (EPDM)/zinc dimethacrylate (ZDMA) blend (EPDM/PP ratio of 30/70) with remarkable extensibility was successfully prepared via peroxide dynamic vulcanization. The uniaxial tensile properties, crystallization behavior, structure, and morphology during stretching were investigated. The tensile process study showed that the PP/EPDM/ZDMA blend exhibited the rubbery-like behavior with an elongation beyond 600%. The ZDMA graft-product domain increased the compatibility and interfacial adhesion between rubber and PP phases, while it reduced the crystallinity of the PP phase. On the basis of TEM and SEM analyses, we found that the cross-linked rubber particles could be elongated and oriented along the tensile direction, whereas the ZDMA graft-product domain "encapsulated" rubber phase together, acting as a "bridge" between elongated rubber phases and the PP phase during uniaxial stretching. The stress could be effectively transferred from the PP phase to the numerous elongated rubber phases due to the excellent compatibility and interfacial adhesion between rubber and PP phases, resulting in the rubbery-like behavior. PMID:23742700

  19. In situ reactive compatibilization of polypropylene/ethylene-propylene-diene monomer thermoplastic vulcanizate by zinc dimethacrylate via peroxide-induced dynamic vulcanization.

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    Chen, Yukun; Xu, Chuanhui; Liang, Xingquan; Cao, Liming

    2013-09-12

    This work demonstrates an approach of in situ reactive compatibilization between polypropylene (PP) and ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (EPDM) by using zinc dimethacrylate (ZDMA) as a compatibilizer and, simultaneously, as a very strong reinforcing agent. With the incorporation of 7phr ZDMA in the PP/EPDM (30/70, w/w) thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV), the tensile strength, tear strength, elongation at break, and hardness of PP/EPDM/ZDMA TPV were increased from 5.3 MPa, 31.3 kN/m, 222%, and 78 up to 11.2 MPa, 64.2 kN/m, 396%, and 83, respectively. This tremendous reinforcing as well as the compatibilization effect of the ZDMA was understood by polymerization of ZDMA and ZDMA reacted with EPDM and PP during peroxide-induced dynamic vulcanization. A peculiar phase structure that rubber particles were surrounded and "bonded" by a thick transition zone that contained numerous of nanoparticles with dimensions of about 20-30 nm was observed from transmission electron microscopy. Scanning electron microscopy results confirmed that incorporation of ZDMA reduced the size of the cross-linked EPDM particles. Moreover, we found that the compatibilized TPV showed a higher tan δ peak temperature for EPDM phase and a lower tan δ peak temperature for PP phase. The suggested method for in situ reactive compatibilization of PP and EPDM offers routes to the design of new TPV-based technical products for diversified applications.

  20. Thermal aging of interfacial polymer chains in ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer/aluminum hydroxide composites: solid-state NMR study.

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    Gabrielle, Brice; Lorthioir, Cédric; Lauprêtre, Françoise

    2011-11-01

    The possible influence of micrometric-size filler particles on the thermo-oxidative degradation behavior of the polymer chains at polymer/filler interfaces is still an open question. In this study, a cross-linked ethylene-propylene-diene (EPDM) terpolymer filled by aluminum trihydrate (ATH) particles is investigated using (1)H solid-state NMR. The time evolution of the EPDM network microstructure under thermal aging at 80 °C is monitored as a function of the exposure time and compared to that of an unfilled EPDM network displaying a similar initial structure. While nearly no variations of the topology are observed on the neat EPDM network over 5 days at 80 °C, a significant amount of chain scission phenomena are evidenced in EPDM/ATH. A specific surface effect induced by ATH on the thermodegradative properties of the polymer chains located in their vicinity is thus pointed out. Close to the filler particles, a higher amount of chain scissions are detected, and the characteristic length scale related to these interfacial regions displaying a significant thermo-oxidation process is determined as a function of the aging time.

  1. Expedient synthesis of 17α,21-dihydroxy-9β,11β-epoxy-16α-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione 21-acetate from prednisolone utilising a novel Mattox rearrangement.

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    Hulcoop, David G; Shapland, Peter D P

    2013-12-11

    A six step transformation of prednisolone to 17α,21-dihydroxy-9β,11β-epoxy-16α-amethylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione 21-acetate has been achieved in 13% unoptimised yield. Novel conditions for effecting a Mattox rearrangement and double dehydration of prednisolone were identified. Enhanced knowledge on the oxidation of silyl Δ(19,20)-enol ethers and structural factors that impact the success of the oxidation are also presented.

  2. Dual Regulation of Cell Death and Cell Survival upon Induction of Cellular Stress by Isopimara-7,15-Dien-19-Oic Acid in Cervical Cancer, HeLa Cells In vitro

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    Abu, Nadiah; Yeap, Swee K.; Pauzi, Ahmad Z. Mat; Akhtar, M. Nadeem; Zamberi, Nur R.; Ismail, Jamil; Zareen, Seema; Alitheen, Noorjahan B.

    2016-01-01

    The Fritillaria imperialis is an ornamental flower that can be found in various parts of the world including Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Himalayas. The use of this plant as traditional remedy is widely known. This study aims to unveil the anti-cancer potentials of Isopimara-7,15-Dien-19-Oic Acid, extracted from the bulbs of F. imperialis in cervical cancer cell line, HeLa cells. Flow cytometry analysis of cell death, gene expression analysis via cDNA microarray and protein array were performed. Based on the results, Isopimara-7,15-Dien-19-Oic acid simultaneously induced cell death and promoted cell survival. The execution of apoptosis was apparent based on the flow cytometry results and regulation of both pro and anti-apoptotic genes. Additionally, the regulation of anti-oxidant genes were up-regulated especially thioredoxin, glutathione and superoxide dismutase- related genes. Moreover, the treatment also induced the activation of pro-survival heat shock proteins. Collectively, Isopimara-7,15-Dien-19-Oic Acid managed to induce cellular stress in HeLa cells and activate several anti- and pro survival pathways. PMID:27065873

  3. Preparative isolation and purification of cuminaldehyde and p-menta-1,4-dien-7-al from the essential oil of Cuminum cyminum L. by high-speed counter-current chromatography.

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    Chen, Qinqin; Hu, Xuefang; Li, Jingming; Liu, Ping; Yang, Yang; Ni, Yuanying

    2011-03-01

    High-speed counter-current chromatography (HSCCC) technique in semi-preparative scale was successfully used in isolation and purification of cuminaldehyde and p-menta-1,4-dien-7-al from the essential oil of Cuminum cyminum L. by using a two-phase solvent system composed of n-hexane-methanol-water (5:4:1, v/v/v). The targeted compounds were isolated, collected, purified by HSCCC in the head-tail mode, and then analyzed by gas chromatography (GC). A total of 12.72 ± 0.22 mg of cuminaldehyde and 10.61 ± 0.27 mg of p-menta-1,4-dien-7-al were obtained from 50 mg of the essential oil of C. cyminum L. in less than 6 h, with purities of 95.42% and 97.21%, respectively. In addition to GC-EI/MS, the identity of the cuminaldehyde was further confirmed with the retention time using the method of standard addition, while, the structural identification of p-menta-1,4-dien-7-al was performed with GC-EI/MS, (1)H NMR and (1)H-(1)H COSY.

  4. Abcès thyroïdien révélant un basedow: à propos d’un cas et revue de la littérature

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    Chenguir, Meriem; Souldi, Hajar; Loufad, Fatima Zahra; Rouadi, Sami; Abada, Reda; Roubal, Mohamed; Mahtar, Mohamed

    2016-01-01

    L’abcès thyroïdien est une entité clinique très rare. Elle représente 0,1% des pathologies chirurgicales de la thyroïde. Les caractéristiques anatomique et physiologique de la glande lui procurent une résistance vis-à-vis des agents pathogènes. Les infections à Streptococcies et Staphylococcus sont les plus fréquentes. La tuberculose reste rarement rapportée dans la littérature. La survenue de l’infection sur goitre toxique est exceptionnelle. Les auteurs rapportent un cas rare d’abcès thyroïdien révélant un goitre toxique chez un jeune de 22 ans. Il s’est présenté aux urgences ORL pour une tuméfaction cervicale antérieure, légèrement latéralisée à gauche, mobile à la déglutition, associée à des hémoptysies, signes de dysthyroïdie, fièvre et sueurs nocturnes. La TDM cervicale a montré une masse occupant le lobe thyroïdien gauche de contenu liquidien mesurant 2 cm, avec un liquide purulent à la cytoponction. L’examen cyto-bactériologique a mis en évidence un Staphylococcus avec recherche de BK positive. Une radiographie thoracique a été demandée montrant un foyer alvéolaire pulmonaire apical droit. L’étude cytobactériologique des crachats ont isolé le bacille de koch. Le bilan biologique thyroïdien était en faveur d’un Basedow. La prise en charge était médicale comprenait une tri-antibiothérapie par voie parentérale, anti-bacillaire et anti-thyroïdien de synthèse avec bonne évolution. Le diagnostic de la tuberculose doit être évoqué devant toute abcédation thyroïdienne avec un tableau clinique peu bruyant. Il s’agit le plus souvent d’une dissémination hématogène à partir d’un autre foyer de primo-infection surtout pulmonaire. Le traitement est basé sur les anti-bacillaires associé parfois à la chirurgie. PMID:27795799

  5. Abcès thyroïdien à Escherichia coli: à propos d’un cas et revue de la littérature

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    Fassih, Malika; Moujahid, Essadik; Abada, Reda; Rouadi, Sami; Mahtar, Mohamed; Roubal, Mohamed; Essadi, Moustapha; El Kadiri, Mohamed Fatmi

    2012-01-01

    L’abcès de la thyroïde est une entité pathologique extrêmement rare, représentant seulement 0.1% des pathologies chirurgicales de la thyroïde. C’est une situation inhabituelle en raison des caractéristiques anatomiques et physiologiques de la glande qui lui donne une capacité de résistance vis-à-vis des infections. Nous rapportons un cas rare d’abcès thyroïdien à Escherichia. coli survenu chez une patiente de 55 ans, immunodéprimée: diabétique insulinodépendante non équilibrée, hypertendue mal suivie avec insuffisance cardiaque gauche, et en insuffisance rénale chronique terminale. La patiente s’est présentée aux urgences avec une tuméfaction basi-cervicale antérieure évoluant sur 10 jours, prédominante à droite, mesurant 6 cm, sensible, inflammatoire, mobile à la déglutition, avec une dyspnée mixte, sueurs et fièvre. Un scanner cervico-thoracique mettait en évidence un énorme processus du lobe thyroïdien droit à contenu liquidien de 9cm, refoulement des voies aériennes supérieures. Une cytoponction à l’aiguille ramenait 10 ml de liquide purulent. Le drainage chirurgical a été réalisé sous anesthésie locale vue le risque d’intubation difficile devant le blindage cervical en présence d’une trachée difficilement accessible. Une E. coli était isolée après la culture du liquide de drainage. La patiente était porteuse d’un bricker depuis l’enfance pour malformation de la vessie. Ceci suggère une bactériémie à point de départ urinaire, avec embole septique au niveau de la glande thyroïde. L’évolution était bonne sous tri-antibiothérapie, et des pansements biquotidiens, avec équilibration de son diabète et insuffisance rénale chronique. Nous rappellerons à travers cette observation les moyens de défense de la thyroïde contre les infections, les différents facteurs prédisposant à l’abcès de la thyroïde, et les germes incriminés dans chaque étiologie. Nous discuterons les

  6. Protection of HepG2 cells against acrolein toxicity by 2-cyano-3,12-dioxooleana-1,9-dien-28-imidazolide via glutathione-mediated mechanism

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    Shah, Halley; Speen, Adam M; Saunders, Christina; Brooke, Elizabeth AS; Nallasamy, Palanisamy; Zhu, Hong

    2015-01-01

    Acrolein is an environmental toxicant, mainly found in smoke released from incomplete combustion of organic matter. Several studies showed that exposure to acrolein can lead to liver damage. The mechanisms involved in acrolein-induced hepatocellular toxicity, however, are not completely understood. This study examined the cytotoxic mechanisms of acrolein on HepG2 cells. Acrolein at pathophysiological concentrations was shown to cause apoptotic cell death and an increase in levels of protein carbonyl and thiobarbituric acid reactive acid substances. Acrolein also rapidly depleted intracellular glutathione (GSH), GSH-linked glutathione-S-transferases, and aldose reductase, three critical cellular defenses that detoxify reactive aldehydes. Results further showed that depletion of cellular GSH by acrolein preceded the loss of cell viability. To further determine the role of cellular GSH in acrolein-mediated cytotoxicity, buthionine sulfoximine (BSO) was used to inhibit cellular GSH biosynthesis. It was observed that depletion of cellular GSH by BSO led to a marked potentiation of acrolein-mediated cytotoxicity in HepG2 cells. To further assess the contribution of these events to acrolein-induced cytotoxicity, triterpenoid compound 2-cyano-3,12-dioxooleana-1,9-dien-28-imidazolide (CDDO-Im) was used for induction of GSH. Induction of GSH by CDDO-Im afforded cytoprotection against acrolein toxicity in HepG2 cells. Furthermore, BSO significantly inhibited CDDO-Im-mediated induction in cellular GSH levels and also reversed cytoprotective effects of CDDO-Im in HepG2 cells. These results suggest that GSH is a predominant mechanism underlying acrolein-induced cytotoxicity as well as CDDO-Im-mediated cytoprotection. This study may provide understanding on the molecular action of acrolein which may be important to develop novel strategies for the prevention of acrolein-mediated toxicity. PMID:25504014

  7. Administration d’anti-inflammatoires non stéroïdiens aux enfants ayant des antécédents de sibilance

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    Sih, Kendra; Goldman, Ran D.

    2016-01-01

    Résumé Question Un enfant qui fréquente ma clinique s’est récemment fait une entorse à la cheville et il éprouve de la douleur et de la difficulté à supporter son poids sur la jambe affectée. Sa mère lui donne de l’acétaminophène parce qu’on lui a dit de ne jamais utiliser d’anti-inflammatoires non stéroïdiens (AINS) en raison de son asthme contrôlé par pharmacologie. L’asthme chez un enfant est-il une contre-indication à l’administration d’AINS? La maladie respiratoire exacerbée par les AINS existe-t-elle comme entité réelle? Réponse Les AINS sont des médicaments analgésiques et antipyrétiques efficaces. La maladie respiratoire exacerbée par des AINS a été décrite chez des adultes ayant certains facteurs de prédisposition, mais n’a pas été clairement identifiée chez un grand nombre d’enfants. Les AINS peuvent donc être recommandés aux enfants ayant une sibilance connue qui n’ont pas d’antécédents de maladie respiratoire déclenchée par des AINS. PMID:27521406

  8. Protection of HepG2 cells against acrolein toxicity by 2-cyano-3,12-dioxooleana-1,9-dien-28-imidazolide via glutathione-mediated mechanism.

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    Shah, Halley; Speen, Adam M; Saunders, Christina; Brooke, Elizabeth A S; Nallasamy, Palanisamy; Zhu, Hong; Li, Y Robert; Jia, Zhenquan

    2015-10-01

    Acrolein is an environmental toxicant, mainly found in smoke released from incomplete combustion of organic matter. Several studies showed that exposure to acrolein can lead to liver damage. The mechanisms involved in acrolein-induced hepatocellular toxicity, however, are not completely understood. This study examined the cytotoxic mechanisms of acrolein on HepG2 cells. Acrolein at pathophysiological concentrations was shown to cause apoptotic cell death and an increase in levels of protein carbonyl and thiobarbituric acid reactive acid substances. Acrolein also rapidly depleted intracellular glutathione (GSH), GSH-linked glutathione-S-transferases, and aldose reductase, three critical cellular defenses that detoxify reactive aldehydes. Results further showed that depletion of cellular GSH by acrolein preceded the loss of cell viability. To further determine the role of cellular GSH in acrolein-mediated cytotoxicity, buthionine sulfoximine (BSO) was used to inhibit cellular GSH biosynthesis. It was observed that depletion of cellular GSH by BSO led to a marked potentiation of acrolein-mediated cytotoxicity in HepG2 cells. To further assess the contribution of these events to acrolein-induced cytotoxicity, triterpenoid compound 2-cyano-3,12-dioxooleana-1,9-dien-28-imidazolide (CDDO-Im) was used for induction of GSH. Induction of GSH by CDDO-Im afforded cytoprotection against acrolein toxicity in HepG2 cells. Furthermore, BSO significantly inhibited CDDO-Im-mediated induction in cellular GSH levels and also reversed cytoprotective effects of CDDO-Im in HepG2 cells. These results suggest that GSH is a predominant mechanism underlying acrolein-induced cytotoxicity as well as CDDO-Im-mediated cytoprotection. This study may provide understanding on the molecular action of acrolein which may be important to develop novel strategies for the prevention of acrolein-mediated toxicity.

  9. Crystal structure of 4,4-di­bromo-1-(3,4-di­meth­oxy­phen­yl)-2-aza­buta-1,3-diene-1-carbo­nitrile

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    Chaabene, Marwa; Khatyr, Abderrahim; Knorr, Michael; Askri, Moheddine; Rousselin, Yoann; Kubicki, Marek M.

    2016-01-01

    The title compound, C12H10Br2N2O2, represents an example of a planar π-con­jugated 2-aza­butadiene mol­ecule, which is both an inter­esting starting material for further organic transformations and a potential ligand in organometallic coordination chemistry. Its metric mol­ecular parameters are typical for the family of 2-aza­buta-1,3-dienes not substituted at the (CH) 3-position. In the crystal, the almost planar (r.m.s. deviation = 0.0658 Å) aza­diene mol­ecules form one-dimensional double-wide ribbons through inter­molecular halogen bonds (C—Br⋯O and C—Br⋯Br—C), which then stack in a slipped manner through weak C—H⋯Br and π–π inter­actions to generate a three-dimensional network. PMID:27536405

  10. Eléments traces dans le sérum des enfants malnutris et bien nourris vivants à Lubumbashi et Kawama dans un contexte d'un environnement de pollution minière

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    Musimwa, Aimée Mudekereza; Kanteng, Gray Wakamb; Kitoko, Hermann Tamubango; Luboya, Oscar Numbi

    2016-01-01

    Introduction La place des éléments traces métalliques essentiels en nutrition humaine ne peut plus être ignorée. Les déficits d'apports, les carences secondaires souvent sous – estimées, et les carences iatrogènes font le lit de pathologies telles que les infections et autres. D'où leurs dosages ont une importance particulière pour en évaluer la gravité et faciliter une prise en charge précoce ou améliorer le régime alimentaire. Cette étude a eu pour objectif de déterminer le profil sanguin en éléments traces (cuivre, sélénium, zinc, fer, chrome, cobalt, etc) chez les enfants malnutris et biens nourris dans un milieu minier à Lubumbashi. Méthodes Trois cents onze cas ont été colligés, 182 malnutris et 129 biens nourris, dans une étude descriptive transversale, effectuée de juillet 2013 à décembre 2014. Pour lequel un échantillonnage exhaustif a été réalisé. Le dosage des métaux dans le sérum s'est fait à l’ ICP-OES (spectrométrie de masse à plasma gon induit) au laboratoire de l'Office Congolais de Contrôle de Lubumbashi. Résultats Les oligoéléments essentiels (cuivre, zinc, sélénium et fer) se retrouvent à des concentrations très basses chez les enfants malnutris comme chez les biens nourris. L'arsenic, le cadmium, le magnésium et le manganèse se présentent à des concentrations normales par rapport aux valeurs de références chez les enfants biens nourris. L'antimoine, le chrome, le plomb et le cobalt se retrouvent élevés chez les malnutris et biens nourris. Le nickel est normal chez les malnutris et les biens nourris. Le magnésium, manganèse se sont présentés à des taux très bas chez les enfants malnutris. Conclusion Les enfants malnutris et biens nourris présentent une malnutrition aux oligo-éléments essentiels associés aux éléments traces métalliques. Ce qui permet de supposer qu'une carence en micronutriments essentiel favorise l'absorption des métaux lourds. PMID:27583075

  11. Contemporary horizontal crustal movement estimation for northwestern Vietnam inferred from repeated GPS measurements

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    Duong, Nguyen Anh; Sagiya, Takeshi; Kimata, Fumiaki; To, Tran Dinh; Hai, Vy Quoc; Cong, Duong Chi; Binh, Nguyen Xuan; Xuyen, Nguyen Dinh

    2013-12-01

    We present a horizontal velocity field determined from a GPS network with 22 sites surveyed from 2001 to 2012 in northwestern Vietnam. The velocity is accurately estimated at each site by fitting a linear trend to each coordinate time series, after accounting for coseismic displacements caused by the 2004 Sumatra and the 2011 Tohoku earthquakes using static fault models. Considering the coseismic effects of the earthquakes, the motion of northwestern Vietnam is 34.3 ± 0.7 mm/yr at an azimuth of N108° ± 0.7°E in ITRF2008. This motion is close to, but slightly different from, that of the South China block. The area is in a transition zone between this block, the Sundaland block, and the Baoshan sub-block. At the local scale, a detailed estimation of the crustal deformation across major fault zones is geodetically revealed for the first time. We identify a locking depth of 15.3 ± 9.8 km with an accumulating left-lateral slip rate of 1.8 ± 0.3 mm/yr for the Dien Bien Phu fault, and a shallow locking depth with a right-lateral slip rate of 1.0 ± 0.6 mm/yr for the Son La and Da River faults.

  12. New paleomagnetic constraints on the extrusion of Indochina: Late Cretaceous results from the Song Da terrane, northern Vietnam

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    Takemoto, Kazuhiro; Halim, Nadir; Otofuji, Yo-ichiro; Van Tri, Tran; Van De, Le; Hada, Shigeki

    2005-01-01

    Samples were collected for paleomagnetic investigations from the Upper Cretaceous Yen Chau Formation in the Song Da terrane (21.7°N, 103.9°E) bounded by the Ailao Shan-Red River fault system and Song Ma fault, in an attempt to examine extrusion tectonics of East Asia. Primary nature of the high-temperature (600-690 °C) component of magnetization from 13 sites is supported by a positive fold test. The tectonic corrected data provides the characteristic Late Cretaceous paleomagnetic direction for the Song Da terrane ( D=6.4°, I=32.0° with α95=8.5°, N=13 sites), corresponding to a paleopole lying at 82.9°N, 220.7°E ( A95=6.9°). Comparison with coeval paleomagnetic poles for the neighboring tectonic blocks indicates no latitudinal translation of the Son Da terrane with respect to the South China Block, whereas the Shan-Thai Block and the southern part of the Indochina Block revealed a southward displacement of 10.5±9.5° in latitude with respect to the Song Da terrane. We conclude that the southeastern segment of the Ailao Shan-Red River fault system to the east of the Dien Bien Phu fault is not a demarcation of the extruded Indochina Peninsula. The Indochina Block extruded probably along some faults between the Song Da terrane and the Khorat Plateau.

  13. Roadside BTEX and other gaseous air pollutants in relation to emission sources

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    Truc, Vo Thi Quynh; Kim Oanh, Nguyen Thi

    Hourly concentrations of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, m, p-xylenes, and o-xylene (BTEX) plus CO, NO x, SO 2 were monitored at roadsides simultaneously with the traffic volume during the dry season of 2004, in Hanoi, Vietnam. The selected three streets included Truong Chinh (TC) with high traffic volume, Dien Bien Phu (DBP) with low traffic volume, and Nguyen Trai (NT) with high traffic volume running through an industrial estate. BTEX were sampled by SKC charcoal tubes and analyzed by GC-FID. Geometric means of hourly benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, m, p-xylenes and o-xylene are, respectively, 65, 62, 15, 43, and 22 μg m -3 in TC street; 30, 38, 9, 26, and 13 μg m -3 in DBP street; and 123, 87, 24, 56, and 30 μg m -3 in NT street. Levels of other gaseous pollutants including CO, NO x, and SO 2, measured by automatic instruments, were low and not exceeding the Vietnam national ambient air quality standards. BTEX levels were comparatively analyzed for different downwind distances (3-50 m) from the street, between peak hours and off-peak hours, as well as between weekdays and weekend. Results of principal component analysis suggest that the gaseous pollutants are associated with different vehicle types.

  14. (18-Crown-6)potassium [(1,2,5,6-η)-cyclo­octa-1,5-diene][(1,2,3,4-η)-naph­tha­lene]­ferrate(−I)

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    Brennessel, William W.; Ellis, John E.

    2012-01-01

    The title salt, [K(C12H24O6)][Fe(C8H12)(C10H8)], is the only known naphthalene complex containing iron in a formally negative oxidation state. Each (naphthalene)(1,5-cod)ferrate(−I) anion is in contact with one (18-crown-6)potassium cation via K⋯C contacts to the outer four carbon atoms of the naphthalene ligand (cod = 1,5-cyclo­octa­diene, 18-crown-6 = 1,4,7,10,13,16-hexa­oxacyclo­octa­deca­ne). When using the midpoints of the coordinating olefin bonds, the overall geometry of the coordination sphere around iron can be best described as distorted tetra­hedral. The naphthalene fold angle between the plane of the iron-coordinating butadiene unit and the plane containing the exo-benzene moiety is 19.2 (1)°. PMID:23125569

  15. Crystal structure of (2E,4E)-5-[bis-(2-hy-droxy-eth-yl)amino]-1-(4-chloro-phen-yl)-5-phenyl-penta-2,4-dien-1-one.

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    Golovanov, Alexander A; Vologzhanina, Anna V; Odin, Ivan S; Tret'yakova, Tat'yana P; Naumov, Sergey V

    2015-11-01

    In the title compound, C21H22ClNO3, the penta-diene unit is nearly planar [maximum deviation = 0.023 (1) Å], but the carbonyl O atom deviates significantly [by 0.304 (1) Å] from its mean plane, which is twisted with respect to the phenyl and chloro-benzene rings by 71.34 (13) and 46.40 (13)°, respectively. In the crystal, inversion-related molecules are linked by two pairs of O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming chains propagating along [01-1], enclosing R (2) 2(16) and R (2) 2(22) ring motifs. The chains are linked via C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds and C-H⋯π inter-actions into a three-dimensional supra-molecular architecture. PMID:26594571

  16. High-Pressure Micellar Solutions of Symmetric and Asymmetric Styrene?Diene Diblocks in Compressible Near Critical Solvents: Micellization Pressures and Cloud Pressures Respond but Micellar Cloud Pressures Insensitive to Copolymer Molecular Weight, Concentration, and Block Ratio Changes

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    Winoto, Winoto; Tan, Sugata; Shen, Youqin; Radosz, Maciej; Hong, Kunlun; Mays, Jimmy

    2009-01-01

    Micellar solutions of polystyrene-block-polybutadiene and polystyrene-block-polyisoprene in propane are found to exhibit significantly lower cloud pressures than the corresponding hypothetical nonmicellar solutions. Such a cloud-pressure reduction indicates the extent to which micelle formation enhances the apparent diblock solubility in near-critical and hence compressible propane. Concentration-dependent pressure-temperature points beyond which no micelles can be formed, referred to as the micellization end points, are found to depend on the block type, size, and ratio. The cloud-pressure reduction and the micellization end point measured for styrene-diene diblocks in propane should be characteristic of all amphiphilic diblock copolymer solutions that form micelles in compressible solvents.

  17. Photochemistry of tricyclo[5.2.2.0(2,6)]undeca-4,10-dien-8-ones: an efficient general route to substituted linear triquinanes from 2-methoxyphenols. Total synthesis of (+/-)-Delta(9(12))-capnellene.

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    Hsu, Day-Shin; Chou, Yu-Yu; Tung, Yen-Shih; Liao, Chun-Chen

    2010-03-01

    An efficient and short entry to polyfunctionalized linear triquinanes from 2-methoxyphenols is described by utilizing the following chemistry. The Diels-Alder reactions of masked o-benzoquinones, derived from 2-methoxyphenols, with cyclopentadiene afford tricyclo[5.2.2.0(2,6)]undeca-4,10-dien-8-ones. Photochemical oxa-di-pi-methane (ODPM) rearrangements and 1,3-acyl shifts of the Diels-Alder adducts are investigated. The ODPM-rearranged products are further converted to linear triquinanes by using an O-stannyl ketyl fragmentation. Application of this efficient strategy to the total synthesis of (+/-)-Delta(9(12))-capnellene was accomplished from 2-methoxy-4-methylphenol in nine steps with 20 % overall yield.

  18. Crystal structure of dimethyl 3,4,5,6-tetra­phenyl­cyclo­hexa-3,5-diene-1,2-di­carboxyl­ate

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    Greenberg, Fred H.; Nazarenko, Alexander Y.

    2016-01-01

    In the title compound, C34H28O4, the cyclo­hexa­diene ring has a screw-boat conformation with a torsion angle between the double bonds being on average ca 15° [15.2 (3) and −15.3 (3) in the two independent mol­ecules]. All four phenyl rings in both mol­ecules are arranged in a propeller-like conformation. The two mol­ecules exhibit S,R- and R,S- chirality, respectively, and are connected via C—H⋯O inter­molecular inter­actions. In turn, these weakly bound dimers form the mol­ecular crystal. PMID:27555937

  19. Chemistry and tumor cell growth inhibitory activity of 11,20-epoxy-3Z,5(6)E-diene briaranes from the South China Sea gorgonian Dichotella gemmacea.

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    Li, Cui; Jiang, Mei; La, Ming-Ping; Li, Tie-Jun; Tang, Hua; Sun, Peng; Liu, Bao-Shu; Yi, Yang-Hua; Liu, Zhiyong; Zhang, Wen

    2013-05-01

    Eighteen new 11,20-epoxy-3Z,5E-dien briaranes, gemmacolides AA-AR (1-18), were isolated together with three known analogs, dichotellides F (19) and I (20), and juncenolide C (21), from the South China Sea gorgonian Dichotella gemmacea. The structures of the compounds were elucidated by detailed spectroscopic analysis and comparison with reported data. The absolute configuration was determined based on the ECD experiment. In the in vitro bioassay, compounds 1-3, 5, 6, 8-12, and 14-19 exhibited different levels of growth inhibition activity against A549 and MG63 cell lines. Preliminary structure-activity analysis suggests that 12-O-isovalerate may increase the activity whereas 13- or 14-O-isovalerate may decrease the activity. Contribution of substitutions at C-2 and C-16 remains uncertain.

  20. The glucocorticoid properties of the synthetic steroid pregna-1,4-diene-11beta-ol-3,20-dione (deltaHOP) are not entirely correlated with the steroid binding to the glucocorticoid receptor.

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    Vicent, G P; Pecci, A; Ghini, A A; Piwien-Pilipuk, G; Veleiro, A S; Burton, G; Lantos, C P; Galigniana, M D

    1999-03-25

    The natural steroid 11beta-hydroxyprogesterone is not only a modulator of 11beta-hydroxy-steroid dehydrogenase activity, but also an efficient inducer of tyrosine aminotransferase activity in hepatocytes. In contrast with the low affinity for the mineralocorticoid receptor. 11beta-hydroxyprogesterone binds well to both the glucocorticoid receptor and the carrier protein transcortin. It is accepted that the introduction of a 1:ene double bond into 3-keto 4:ene steroids increases the glucocorticoid potency, so that 3-keto-1,4:diene steroids show improved chemical stability and are more potent glucocorticoids than their respective 4:ene analogs. The steroid pregna-1,4-diene-11beta-ol-3,20-dione (deltaHOP) had previously been described as an anti-inflamatory compound and an inhibitor of macromolecular biosynthesis in thymocytes and lymphocytes. In such studies, deltaHOP also exhibited some particular glucocorticoid properties which made it attractive as a tool for the study of the mechanism of action of glucocorticoids. In the present paper we show that deltaHOP possesses some classical biological actions of glucocorticoids such as deposition of glycogen in rat liver, induction of TAT activity in hepatocytes, and inhibition of the uptake of leucine and thymidine by thymocytes. It also exhibits minimal sodium-retaining properties. Consistent with these biological effects, deltaHOP shows a 70 times lower relative binding affinity for the mineralocortioid receptor than aldosterone, but a reasonable affinity for the glucocorticoid receptor, and is as efficient as dexamethasone in dissociating the 90 kDa heat shock protein from the glucocorticoid receptor heterocomplex. However, the inhibition of the uptake of amino acids and nucleotides observed in the presence of deltaHOP is not efficiently blocked when thymocytes are coincubated in the presence of steroids with known antiglucocorticoid activity. deltaHOP is similarly inefficient in inducing chloramphenicol

  1. Synthesis of novel 17-(4'-formyl)pyrazolylandrosta-5,16-dienes and their derivatives as potent 17α-hydroxylase/C17,20-lyase inhibitors or antiproliferative agents depending on the substitution pattern of the heteroring.

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    Kovács, Dóra; Wölfling, János; Szabó, Nikoletta; Szécsi, Mihály; Schelz, Zsuzsanna; Zupkó, István; Frank, Éva

    2016-09-14

    A series of novel 17-(4'-formyl)pyrazolylandrosta-5,16-dienes were efficiently synthesized in two steps from pregnadienolone acetate with monosubstituted hydrazines via the cyclization/formylation sequence of the primarily formed hydrazones on treatment with the Vilsmeier-Haack reagent. The products were further transformed by deacetylation and subsequent reduction in order to enlarge the compound library available for pharmacological studies. Moreover, 4'-formylpyrazoles containing H or Me on the heteroring-N were subjected to oxime formation and Ac2O-induced dehydration to furnish the corresponding 4'-cyano derivatives in good yields. The antiproliferative activities of the structurally related steroidal 17-exo-pyrazole derivatives were tested in vitro on four human adherent breast cancer cell lines (MCF7, T47D, MDA-MB-231 and MDA-MB-361): the microculture tetrazolium assay revealed that seven compounds exerted better cell growth-inhibitory effects on some or all these cell lines than those of the reference cisplatin. With regard to the well-known structural features that a potent C17,20-lyase inhibitor should possess, some relevant derivatives were tested in vitro from the aspects of their inhibitory effects on rat testicular enzyme, and one of them proved to exert noteworthy enzyme-inhibitory action, with an IC50 (26 nM) of the same order of magnitude as that of abiraterone. PMID:27209562

  2. 16-hydroxy-cleroda-3,13-dien-16,15-olide induced glioma cell autophagy via ROS generation and activation of p38 MAPK and ERK-1/2.

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    Thiyagarajan, Varadharajan; Sivalingam, Kalai Selvi; Viswanadha, Vijaya Padma; Weng, Ching-Feng

    2016-07-01

    16-hydroxy-cleroda-3,13-dien-16,15-olide (HCD), a natural product isolated from medicinal plant Polyalthia longifolia exhibits anticancer activity through caspase-independent apoptosis in brain tumors, as previously reported. This study further attempted to investigate the involvement of HCD-induced autophagy in brain tumor cell lines neuroblastoma N18 and glioma C6 through the induction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the activation of p38 and ERK-1/2 pathway. The results demonstrated that HCD increased the hyper-generation of ROS and decreased cellular antioxidant enzymes, such as superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione (GSH), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), and glutathione s transferase (GST). Furthermore, HCD increased the expressions of autophagic marker proteins LC3-II and Beclin-1 in a time- and dose-dependent manner. Additionally, HCD was found to significantly induce p-p38 MAPK and p-ERK-1/2 proteins by Western blot, which implies that HCD is a potential therapeutic anticancer agent that exerts its activity through inducing ROS-mediation for the autophagy of brain tumor cells.

  3. Prevention of nicotine and streptozotocin treatment induced circulatory oxidative stress by bis-1,7-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-hepta-1,6-diene-3,5-dione in diabetic rats.

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    Reddy, Bandugula Venkata; Sundari, Jayakumar Sivagama; Balamurugan, Elumalai; Menon, Venugopal Padmanabhan

    2009-11-01

    Diabetes and smoking have been considered as major health problems individually and their seriousness related to health hazard has been well reported. The role of nicotine in causing or worsening effect on diabetes is not well understood. The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of nicotine on experimental diabetes and to analyze the effect of bis-1,7-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-hepta-1,6-diene-3,5-dione a bisdemethoxy curcumin analog (BDMCA) in streptozotocin and nicotine induced toxicity. Group I: control rats; Group II: nicotine (2.5 mg/kg b.wt); Group III: streptozotocin (STZ) (40 mg/kg b.wt); Group IV: STZ (40 mg/kg b.wt) + nicotine (2.5 mg/kg b.wt); Group V: STZ + nicotine + BDMCA (40 mg/kg b.wt); Group VI: STZ + nicotine + BDMCA (80 mg/kg b.wt). Efficacy of BDMCA was determined by evaluating blood glucose, thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), hydroperoxides (HP), activities of marker enzymes alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and activities of antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx). From our study, we have observed that nicotine not only aggravates diabetic complications but also increased the risk for diabetes. BDMCA, at a dose 80 mg/kg body weight was found to be more effective in decreasing toxic effects induced by nicotine and STZ. PMID:19468831

  4. Rate constants for the reaction of NO and HO 2 with peroxy radicals formed from the reaction of OH, Cl or NO 3 with alkenes, dienes and α, β-unsaturated carbonyls

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    King, Martin D.; Thompson, Katherine C.

    Rate constants for the gas-phase reaction of NO and HO 2 radicals with 33 peroxy radicals are presented. The peroxy radicals are derived from the addition of either OH, Cl, or NO 3 radicals, followed by addition of O 2, to a series of alkenes: tetrachloroethene, ethene, 2,3-dimethyl but-2-ene, butadiene, 2,3,4,5-tetramethyl hexa-2,4-diene, 1,1,2,3,4,4-hexachlorobutadiene, but-1-ene-3-one (methyl vinyl ketone) and 2,3-dimethylpen-2-ene-4-one. The rate constants were predicted using a correlation between the singly occupied molecular orbital (SOMO) energy of the peroxy radical and the logarithm of the rate constant for reaction with NO or HO 2. A discussion of the accuracy of the method and the trends in the reactivity of the titled peroxy radicals is given. Peroxy radicals derived from halogenated alkenes have larger values of rate constants for reaction with NO relative to reaction with HO 2, indicating that they are more likely to react with NO, rather than HO 2, in the atmosphere. The reverse is true for peroxy radicals derived from alkylated alkenes.

  5. The antidiabetic compound 2-dodecyl-6-methoxycyclohexa-2,5-diene-1,4-dione, isolated from averrhoa carambola L., demonstrates significant antitumor potential against human breast cancer cells

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    Gao, Ying; Huang, Renbin; Gong, Yixuan; Park, Hyo Sim; Wen, Qingwei; Almosnid, Nadin Marwan; Chippada-Venkata, Uma D.; Hosain, Najlaa Abdulrhman; Vick, Eric; Farone, Anthony; Altman, Elliot

    2015-01-01

    2-Dodecyl-6-methoxycyclohexa-2,5-diene-1,4-dione (DMDD) is a cyclohexanedione found in the roots of Averrhoa carambola L., commonly known as starfruit. Researchers have shown that DMDD has significant therapeutic potential for the treatment of diabetes; however, the effects of DMDD on human cancers have never been reported. We investigated the cytotoxic effects of DMDD against human breast, lung and bone cancer cells in vitro and further examined the molecular mechanisms of DMDD-induced apoptosis in human breast cancer cells. DMDD suppressed the growth of breast carcinoma cells, but not normal mammary epithelial cells, via induction of G1 phase cell cycle arrest, oxidative stress and apoptosis. DMDD increased the level of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) and DMDD-induced ROS generation was found to be associated with the mitochondrial activity. The cytotoxicity that was induced by DMDD was attenuated by co-treatment with the antioxidant N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC). DMDD-induced cell apoptosis involved the activation of both the intrinsic mitochondrial pathway and the extrinsic receptor pathway. In addition, DMDD inhibited the canonical NF-κB signaling pathway at all steps, including TNF-α production, phosphorylation of NF-κB p65 and IκBα, as well as TNF-α activated NF-κB p65 nuclear translocation. Collectively, our studies indicate that DMDD has significant potential as a safe and efficient therapeutic agent for the treatment of breast cancer. PMID:26203774

  6. Effect of 2-dodecyl-6-methoxycyclohexa-2,5-diene-1,4-dione, isolated from Averrhoa carambola L. (Oxalidaceae) roots, on advanced glycation end-product-mediated renal injury in type 2 diabetic KKAy mice.

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    Zheng, Ni; Lin, Xing; Wen, Qingwei; Kintoko; Zhang, Shijun; Huang, Jianchun; Xu, Xiaohui; Huang, Renbin

    2013-05-10

    The roots of Averrhoa carambola L. (Oxalidaceae) have a long history of medical use in traditional Chinese medicine for treating diabetes and diabetic nephropathy. 2-Dodecyl-6-methoxycyclohexa-2,5-diene-1,4-dione (DMDD) was isolated from the tuberous roots of A. carambola L. The purpose of this study was to investigate the beneficial effect of DMDD on the advanced glycation end-product-mediated renal injury in type 2 diabetic KKAy mice with regard to prove its efficacy by local traditional practitioners in the treatment of kidney frailties in diabetics. KKAy mice were orally administrated DMDD (12.5, 25, 50mg/kg body weight/d) or aminoguanidine (200mg/kg body weight/d) for 8 weeks. Hyperglycemia, renal AGE formation, and the expression of related proteins, such as the AGE receptor, nuclear factor-κB, transforming growth factor-β1, and N(ε)-(carboxymethyl)lysine, were markedly decreased by DMDD. Diabetes-dependent alterations in proteinuria, serum creatinine, creatinine clearance, and serum urea-N and glomerular mesangial matrix expansion were attenuated after treatment with DMDD for 8 weeks. The activities of superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase, which are reduced in the kidneys of KKAy mice, were enhanced by DMDD. These findings suggest that DMDD may inhibit the progression of diabetic nephropathy and may be a therapeutic agent for regulating several pharmacological targets to treat or prevent of diabetic nephropathy.

  7. The antidiabetic compound 2-dodecyl-6-methoxycyclohexa-2,5-diene-1,4-dione, isolated from Averrhoa carambola L., demonstrates significant antitumor potential against human breast cancer cells.

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    Gao, Ying; Huang, Renbin; Gong, Yixuan; Park, Hyo Sim; Wen, Qingwei; Almosnid, Nadin Marwan; Chippada-Venkata, Uma D; Hosain, Najlaa Abdulrhman; Vick, Eric; Farone, Anthony; Altman, Elliot

    2015-09-15

    2-Dodecyl-6-methoxycyclohexa-2,5-diene-1,4-dione (DMDD) is a cyclohexanedione found in the roots of Averrhoa carambola L., commonly known as starfruit. Researchers have shown that DMDD has significant therapeutic potential for the treatment of diabetes; however, the effects of DMDD on human cancers have never been reported. We investigated the cytotoxic effects of DMDD against human breast, lung and bone cancer cells in vitro and further examined the molecular mechanisms of DMDD-induced apoptosis in human breast cancer cells. DMDD suppressed the growth of breast carcinoma cells, but not normal mammary epithelial cells, via induction of G1 phase cell cycle arrest, oxidative stress and apoptosis. DMDD increased the level of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) and DMDD-induced ROS generation was found to be associated with the mitochondrial activity. The cytotoxicity that was induced by DMDD was attenuated by co-treatment with the antioxidant N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC). DMDD-induced cell apoptosis involved the activation of both the intrinsic mitochondrial pathway and the extrinsic receptor pathway. In addition, DMDD inhibited the canonical NF-κB signaling pathway at all steps, including TNF-α production, phosphorylation of NF-κB p65 and IκBα, as well as TNF-α activated NF-κB p65 nuclear translocation.Collectively, our studies indicate that DMDD has significant potential as a safe and efficient therapeutic agent for the treatment of breast cancer.

  8. Crystal structure of μ-fluorido-bis-{(η(4)-cyclo-octa-diene)[hexa-fluorido-anti-monato(V)]platinum(II)} hexa-fluorido-anti-monate(V) hydrogen fluoride 0.75-solvate.

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    Seppelt, Konrad; Friedemann, Roland

    2016-01-01

    In the complex cation of the binuclear solvated title salt, [Pt2F(SbF6)2(C8H12)2]SbF6·0.75HF, an F atom bridges the two platinum(II) atoms with a bond angle of 123.3 (2)°. The corresponding Pt-F bond lengths are in the range of other fluorine-bridged binuclear platinum(II) complexes. Two of the three SbF6 (-) anions each coordinate with one F atom to one platinum(II) atom. Including the η(4)-bound cyclo-octa-diene (COD) ligands, the overall coordination sphere of each platinum(II) atom is square-planar. The third SbF6 (-) anion is not bound to the complex. Hydrogen fluoride is present in the crystal structure as a solvent disordered over three positions, each with an occupancy of 0.25. F⋯F distances of 2.5512 (7), 2.6076 (8) and 3.2215 (10) Å to surrounding SbF6 (-) anions are indicative of F-H⋯F hydrogen-bonding inter-actions although no H atoms could be localized for the disordered solvent mol-ecules. The resulting hydrogen-bonded network is three-dimensional. PMID:26870575

  9. (17α,20E)-17,20-[(1-methoxyethylidene)bis(oxy)]-3-oxo-19-norpregna-4,20-diene-21-carboxylic acid methyl ester (YK11) is a partial agonist of the androgen receptor.

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    Kanno, Yuichiro; Hikosaka, Ritsuko; Zhang, Shu-Yun; Inoue, Yoshimi; Nakahama, Takayuki; Kato, Keisuke; Yamaguchi, Akemi; Tominaga, Nobuaki; Kohra, Shinya; Arizono, Koji; Inouye, Yoshio

    2011-01-01

    A novel steroid compound, (17α,20E)-17,20-[(1-methoxyethylidene)bis(oxy)]-3-oxo-19-norpregna-4,20-diene-21-carboxylic acid methyl ester (YK11), was found to be a partial agonist of the androgen receptor (AR) in an androgen responsive element (ARE)-luciferase reporter assay. YK11 accelerates nuclear translocation of AR. Furthermore, YK11 does not induce amino/carboxyl-terminal (N/C) interaction and prevents 5-α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT)-mediated N/C interaction. Thus, YK11 activates AR without causing N/C interaction, which may in turn be responsible for the partially agonistic nature of YK11 observed in the ARE-luciferase reporter system. YK11 acts as a gene-selective agonist of AR in MDA-MB 453 cells. The effect of YK11 on gene expression relative to that of androgen agonist varies depending on the gene context. YK11 activated the reporter gene by inducing the translocation of the AR into the nuclear compartment, where its amino-terminal domain (NTD) functions as a constitutive activator of AR target genes. Our results suggest that YK11 might act as selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM). PMID:21372378

  10. DNA incision evaluation, binding investigation and biocidal screening of novel metallonucleases of 1,7-bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)hepta-1,6-diene-3,5-dione based Knoevenagel condensate having methionine: Synthesis and structural validation

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    Chandrasekar, Thiravidamani; Pravin, Narayanaperumal; Raman, Natarajan

    2015-02-01

    Four new metallonucleases of the composition [MLCl] (where M = Cu(II), Ni(II), Zn(II) and Co(II); L = Knoevenagel condensate Schiff base, obtained by the condensation reaction of 1,7-bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)hepta-1,6-diene-3,5-dione with p-nitrobenzaldehyde and methionine amino acid) have been synthesised and characterized thoroughly by microanalytical data, magnetic susceptibility, molar conductivity, UV-Vis., IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR and EPR spectral techniques. Their geometry is investigated and established to have square planar geometry. Electronic absorption spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry and viscosity measurements reveal that the complexes strongly bind to calf thymus DNA via an intercalation mechanism. DNA cleavage efficiency of these complexes is explored by gel electrophoresis, and they are found to endorse the cleavage of pBR322 DNA in presence of oxidant H2O2. These results reveal that all the complexes show better nuclease activity. Moreover, the biological screening against few pathogens reveals that that the complexes have potent biocidal activity than the free ligand.

  11. A comparison between the effects of gamma radiation and sulfur cure system on the microstructure and crosslink network of (styrene butadiene rubber/ethylene propylene diene monomer) blends in presence of nanoclay

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    Shoushtari Zadeh Naseri, Aida; Jalali-Arani, Azam

    2015-10-01

    Rubber blends based on (styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR)/ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (EPDM)) with and without organoclay (OC) were prepared through a melt mixing process. The concentration ratio of the rubber phases (EPDM/SBR; 50/50 wt%) and the amount of the OC were kept constant. The samples were then vulcanized by means of gamma radiation using a Co-60 gamma source as well as sulfur cure system. The effect of absorbed dose on the formation of the crosslinks was confirmed by the Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The effects of absorbed dose, sulfur cure system and OC on the gel content, and crosslink density were evaluated by the chemical tests. Applying the Charlesby-Pinner equation to estimate the radiation chemical yield, revealed that the use of OC in the blend caused 20% reduction in the degradation/crosslinking ratio. Employing the swelling test data, some thermodynamic parameters were determined. Using field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) to investigate microstructure of the samples revealed a more homogeneous structure and also an increase in compatibility of the blend components in the sample cured by the irradiation in comparison to that cured by the sulfur curing system.

  12. Spectral, structural elucidation and coordination abilities of Co(II) and Mn(II) coordination entities of 2,6,11,15-tetraoxa-9,17-diaza-1,7,10,16-(1,2)-tetrabenzenacyclooctadecaphan-8,17-diene.

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    Rajiv, Kumar; Rajni, Johar

    2011-09-01

    Designing tactics were tailored and followed by synthetic and formulation methodologies to prepare 2,6,11,15-tetraoxa-9,17-diaza-1,7,10,16-(1,2)-tetrabenzenacyclooctadecaphan-8,17-diene. Spectral techniques (MS, infrared, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, electronic and EPR), physiochemical measurements (elemental analysis, molar conductance and magnetic susceptibility), electrochemistry (cyclic voltammetry) and classical mechanics (molecular modeling) were employed for structural elucidation of Co(II) and Mn(II) coordination entities having N2O4 chromophore. Comparative spectral analysis revealed legating nature of N2O4 donor macrocycle and confirmed host/guest connectivity between ligand and metal(s). Mass spectrometry (MS) determined 1:1 stoichiometry in CEs. Further electrochemical study confirmed change in oxidation and reduction patterns of CEs. Inhibiting potential (antifungal screened against Aspergillus flavus) showed enhanced antimicrobial properties of CEs as compared to ligand. Molecular modeling was employed to find out different molecular features along with their stabilization energies.

  13. Trichoderone, a novel cytotoxic cyclopentenone and cholesta-7, 22-diene-3 beta, 5 alpha, 6 beta-triol, with new activities from the marine-derived fungus Trichoderma sp.

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    You, Jianlan; Dai, Huanqin; Chen, Zhihui; Liu, Guangjie; He, Zhengxiang; Song, Fuhang; Yang, Xiang; Fu, Haian; Zhang, Lixin; Chen, Xiaoping

    2010-03-01

    The historical paradigm of the deep ocean as a biological 'desert' has shifted to one of a 'rainforest' owing to the isolation of many novel microbes and their associated bioactive compounds. To explore the potential of the bioactive compounds in our marine microbial natural product library, we screened it for the selective cytotoxicity of six different cancer cell lines to human normal lung fibroblast cell line HLF. The crude extract from a marine-derived fungal strain showed notable selectivity against cancer cell lines. For a bioactivity-guided fractionation and purification, a novel cyclopentenone, (-)-(4R *, 5S *)-3-ethyl-4,5-dihydroxycyclopent-2-enone (1, trichoderone), and a known compound with new activity, cholesta-7,22- diene-3 beta,5 alpha,6 beta-triol (2), were identified from a marine Trichoderma sp. that was isolated from the deep sea sediment of the South China Sea. Their structures were determined by NMR and MS data analyses. Trichoderone (1) displayed potent cytotoxicity against a panel of six cancer cell lines, whereas it did not show much cytotoxicity against normal human lung fibroblast cell line HLF even at a concentration of 7.02 mM. The selectivity index (SI) value for 1 was greater than 100. To the best of our knowledge, both compounds were isolated from marine fungi for the first time. They also exhibited bioactivities against HIV protease and Taq DNA polymerase. Optimization of the compounds would shed new light on treating cancer and infectious diseases.

  14. A focal adhesion kinase inhibitor 16-hydroxy-cleroda-3,13-dien-16,15-olide incorporated into enteric-coated nanoparticles for controlled anti-glioma drug delivery.

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    Thiyagarajan, Varadharajan; Lin, Shi-Xiang; Lee, Chia-Hung; Weng, Ching-Feng

    2016-05-01

    16-Hydroxy-cleroda-3,13-dien-16,15-olide (HCD) which is extracted from a medicinal plant, Polyalthia longifolia, was shown to exhibit anticancer activity through apoptosis and FAK inhibition in our previous study. To improve its solubility and efficacy, a novel HCD delivery system using copper-substituted mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) was designed as a delivery vehicle, and the outer surfaces of MSNs were further coated with enteric polymers to prevent the drug from leaching in the stomach acid. All the data regarding synthesis and physical characterization, including Zeta potential, FT-IR spectra, N2 adsorption-desorption isotherms (BET), drug loading, powder X-ray diffraction, Thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) were well characterized. The non-coated MSN-HCD exposed to acidic pH (1.2) showed a rapid degradation of the drug, whereas the enteric-coated samples presented a sustained release profile in the gastrointestinal pHs. Cell cytotoxicity was further confirmed by the MTT-C6 Glioma cell line, in vitro. When compared with the control and pure HCD, the MSN-HCD revealed a potential anti-proliferation effect via the synergistic effect of the drug and the MSN vehicle. Additionally, this MSN-HCD had the effect of increasing the reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels and altered the Mitochondria membrane potential (MMP) in C6 cell line. The in vivo anti-tumor efficacy of enteric-coated MSN-HCD was evaluated by C6 Glioma bearing xenograft nude mice, and enteric-coated MSN-HCD clearly exhibited the greatest anti-glioma activity, as compared to the pure HCD and the untreated control. In terms of the effective treatment of brain glioma, this study provides conclusive evidence of the successful development of the anti-cancer agent HCD conjugated with enteric-coated MSN as a delivery control mechanism with enhanced dissolution characteristics. PMID:26851441

  15. Diurnal variations of progesterone, testosterone, and androsta-1,4-diene-3,17-dione in the rumen and in vitro progesterone transformation by mixed rumen microorganisms of lactating dairy cows.

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    Ren, Qing-Chang; Yang, Hong-Jian; Li, Sheng-Li; Wang, Jia-Qi

    2014-05-01

    Five Holstein lactating dairy cows fed 5 total mixed rations (TMR) with different forage combinations were used in a 5 × 5 Latin square design to investigate diurnal variations of progesterone (P4), testosterone, and androsta-1,4-diene-3,17-dione (ADD) concentrations in the rumen. Meanwhile, different P4 inclusion levels [0 (control), 2, 20, 40, 80, and 100 ng/mL in culture fluids] were incubated in vitro for 6, 12, 24, 36, 48, and 72 h together with rumen mixed microorganisms grown on a maize-rich feed mixture (maize meal:Chinese ryegrass hay = :1) with an aim to determine microbial P4 transformation into testosterone and ADD. Ruminal P4, testosterone, and ADD concentrations of lactating dairy cows were greater in the TMR with forage combination of corn silage plus alfalfa hay or Chinese wild ryegrass hay than the TMR with the corn stover-based forage combination. The diurnal fluctuation pattern showed that P4, testosterone, and ADD concentrations in the rumen were greater at nighttime than daytime and peaked 6h after feeding in the morning or afternoon. The in vitro batch cultures showed that the P4 elimination rate was highest at the P4 addition of 20 ng/mL and declined with the further increased addition of P4. The treatments after dosing P4 exhibited a shorter time than the control group until half of the initial P4 inclusion was eliminated (i.e., half time), and the lowest half time (1.46 h) occurred at the P4 addition of 20 ng/mL. In summary, the ruminal steroids concentration was affected by forage type and quality, and the rumen microorganisms exhibited great ability to transform P4 into testosterone and ADD, depending on incubation time and initial P4 addition level, suggesting that the host might affect the metabolism of its rumen microorganisms via the endogenous steroids.

  16. Potent protection against aflatoxin-induced tumorigenesis through induction of Nrf2-regulated pathways by the triterpenoid 1-[2-cyano-3-,12-dioxooleana-1,9(11)-dien-28-oyl]imidazole.

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    Yates, Melinda S; Kwak, Mi-Kyoung; Egner, Patricia A; Groopman, John D; Bodreddigari, Sridevi; Sutter, Thomas R; Baumgartner, Karen J; Roebuck, B D; Liby, Karen T; Yore, Mark M; Honda, Tadashi; Gribble, Gordon W; Sporn, Michael B; Kensler, Thomas W

    2006-02-15

    Synthetic triterpenoid analogues of oleanolic acid are potent inducers of the phase 2 response as well as inhibitors of inflammation. We show that the triterpenoid, 1-[2-cyano-3-,12-dioxooleana-1,9(11)-dien-28-oyl]imidazole (CDDO-Im), is a highly potent chemopreventive agent that inhibits aflatoxin-induced tumorigenesis in rat liver. The chemopreventive potency of CDDO-Im was evaluated by measuring inhibition of formation of putative preneoplastic lesions (glutathione S-transferase P positive foci) in the liver of rats exposed to aflatoxin B1. CDDO-Im produces an 85% reduction in the hepatic focal burden of preneoplastic lesions at 1 micromol/kg body weight and a >99% reduction at 100 micromol/kg body weight. CDDO-Im treatment reduces levels of aflatoxin-DNA adducts by approximately 40% to 90% over the range of 1 to 100 micromol/kg body weight. Additionally, changes in mRNA levels of genes involved in aflatoxin metabolism were measured in rat liver following a single dose of CDDO-Im. GSTA2, GSTA5, AFAR, and EPHX1 transcripts are elevated 6 hours following a 1 micromol/kg body weight dose of CDDO-Im. Microarray analysis using wild-type and Nrf2 knockout mice confirms that many phase 2 and antioxidant genes are induced in an Nrf2-dependent manner in mouse liver following treatment with CDDO-Im. Thus, low-micromole doses of CDDO-Im induce cytoprotective genes, inhibit DNA adduct formation, and dramatically block hepatic tumorigenesis. As a point of reference, oltipraz, an established modulator of aflatoxin metabolism in humans, is 100-fold weaker than CDDO-Im in this rat antitumorigenesis model. The unparalleled potency of CDDO-Im in vivo highlights the chemopreventive promise of targeting Nrf2 pathways with triterpenoids. PMID:16489057

  17. Anticarcinogenic effect of bis-1,7-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-hepta-1,6-diene-3,5-dione a curcumin analog on DMH-induced colon cancer model.

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    Devasena, T; Rajasekaran, K N; Gunasekaran, G; Viswanathan, P; Menon, Venugopal P

    2003-02-01

    1,2-Dimethylhydrazine (DMH) is a toxic environmental pollutant which was reported also to be a colon-specific carcinogen. This study was performed to study the effect of bis-1,7-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-hepta-1,6-diene-3,5-dione, a bisdemethoxycurcumin analog (BDMC-A) on DMH-induced colon carcinogenesis in male Wistar rats and effects were compared with that of the reference drug, curcumin. Rats were given a weekly subcutaneous injection of DMH (20mg/kg body weight) in the groin, for 15 weeks. After a total experimental period of 32 weeks (including 2 weeks of acclimatization) tumor incidence was 100% in DMH-treated rats. Tumor was identified histologically as adenocarcinoma. Dysplasia, papillary pattern, cellular pleomorphism and carcinomatous glands were also noticed in DMH-treated rats. However, there was no colonic tumor in DMH+BDMC-A- and DMH+curcumin-treated rats but, lymphocyte infiltrations were observed. The levels of total bile acids and cholesterol in 24h fecal samples were significantly lower in DMH administered rats when compared to control rats, while, the excretion of bile acids and cholesterol were significantly increased and was near normal levels in DMH+BDMC-A- and DMH+curcumin-treated rats. In DMH-induced tumor bearing rats the levels of colonic and intestinal cholesterol was significantly increased whereas, the levels of phospholipid was decreased with a concomitant increase in the activities of phospholipase A (PLA) and phospholipase C (PLC), compared to untreated control rats. Intragastric administration of BDMC-A and curcumin to DMH administered rats significantly lowered the cholesterol content and raised the phospholipid content and lowered the activities of PLA and PLC towards near normal values. Our study shows that the protective effect of BDMC-A during DMH-induced colon carcinogenesis may be due to its modulatory effects on (i). histological changes, (ii). bile acids, (iii). cholesterol, and (iv). phospholipid metabolism in the target organ

  18. Clinical association of baseline levels of conjugated dienes in low-density lipoprotein and nitric oxide with aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and their relationship with immunoglobulins and Th1-to-Th2 ratio

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    Haddouche, Mustapha; Meziane, Warda; Hadjidj, Zeyneb; Mesli, Naima; Aribi, Mourad

    2016-01-01

    Objective The aim of this study was to highlight the clinical association of baseline levels of conjugated dienes in low-density lipoprotein (LDL-BCD) and nitric oxide (NO) with immunoglobulins (Igs) and T helper (Th)1/Th2 ratio in patients with newly diagnosed B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Patients and methods Thirty-two newly diagnosed patients with aggressive B-cell NHL and 25 age-, sex-, and body-mass-index-matched healthy controls were randomly selected for a cross-sectional case–control study conducted at the Hematology Department of Tlemcen Medical Centre University (northwest of Algeria). Results Circulating levels of LDL-BCD and NO and those of IgA and IgM were significantly higher in patients than in controls. The levels of Th1/Th2 ratio and plasma total antioxidant capacity were significantly lower in patients compared with controls, while malondialdehyde and protein carbonyl levels were significantly higher in patients. B-cell NHL was significantly associated with high levels of LDL-BCD from 25th to 75th percentile (25th percentile: relative risk [RR] =2.26, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.42–3.59, P=0.014; 50th percentile: RR =2.84, 95% CI 1.72–4.68, P<0.001; 75th percentile: RR =5.43, 95% CI 2.58–11.42, P<0.001). Similarly, the disease was significantly associated with high levels of NO production from 25th to 75th percentile (25th percentile: RR =2.07, 95% CI 1.25–3.44, P=0.024; 50th percentile: RR =2.78, 95% CI 1.63–4.72, P<0.001; 75th percentile: RR =4.68, 95% CI 2.21–9.91, P<0.001). Moreover, LDL-BCD levels were positively and significantly correlated with interferon (IFN)-γ, whereas NO levels were inversely and significantly correlated with IFN-γ and Th1/Th2 ratio. Conclusion LDL-BCD and NO production seem to be associated with aggressive B-cell NHL and alteration of Th1/Th2 ratio. Our results have to be examined using ex vivo mechanistic studies leading to further investigations of these parameters, with an interest in the

  19. (2R*,4R*,7S*,10R*,12R*)-3,11,13,15-Tetra­oxa­penta­cyclo­[5.5.3.01,7.02,4.010,12]penta­deca-5,8-dien-14-one

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    Mehta, Goverdhan; Sen, Saikat; Kumar, C. S. Ananda

    2013-01-01

    The title compound, C11H8O5, features a ‘skipped’ diene, an anti-bis­(epoxide) and a cyclic carbonate, all embedded in a densely functionalized [4.4.3]propellane scaffold. The crystal packing of this diepoxide is effected primarily by C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, which link the mol­ecules into tapes along the b axis. Inter-tape connectivity is brought about by centrosymmetrically disposed pairs of C⋯O contacts [3.183 (4) Å] between the Cδ+=Oδ- dipoles of neighbouring carbonate moieties. PMID:24098200

  20. A new sulfonic acid derivative, (Z)-4-methylundeca-1,9-diene-6-sulfonic acid, isolated from the cold water sea urchin inhibits inflammatory responses through JNK/p38 MAPK and NF-κB inactivation in RAW 264.7.

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    Lee, Dong-Sung; Cui, Xiang; Ko, Wonmin; Kim, Kyoung-Su; Kim, Il Chan; Yim, Joung Han; An, Ren-Bo; Kim, Youn-Chul; Oh, Hyuncheol

    2014-08-01

    In this study, we isolated a new sulfonic acid derivative, (Z)-4-methylundeca-1,9-diene-6-sulfonic acid (1), from the sea urchin collected from the Sea of Okhotsk. We established the structure of this new compound by analysis of NMR and HRMS data, along with comparison of the data with those of the related compounds reported in the literature. In addition, we investigated its anti-inflammatory effects in LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 macrophages. Compound 1 inhibited the production of NO, iNOS, PGE2, and COX-2, and it also suppressed the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as TNF-α and IL-1β. It inhibited the translocation of the NF-κB subunit p65 into the nucleus by interrupting the phosphorylation and degradation of IκB-α. In addition, compound 1 significantly decreased the phosphorylation of JNK and p38 in LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 macrophages, suggesting that suppression of the inflammation process by compound 1 was mediated through the MAPK pathway. Taken together, this study showed that the anti-inflammatory effects of a new sulfonic acid derivative, (Z)-4-methylundeca-1,9-diene-6-sulfonic acid were mediated through the inhibition of NF-κB and JNK/p38 MAPK signaling pathways.

  1. Crystal structure of (±)-(1SR,5SR,6SR,7SR,10SR,11SR,13SR)-13-benz­yloxy-7-meth­oxy­meth­oxy-11,15,18,18-tetra­methyl-3-oxo-2,4-dioxa­tetra­cyclo­[12.3.1.01,5.06,11]octa­deca-14,16-dien-10-yl benzoate

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    Oishi, Takeshi; Fukaya, Keisuke; Yamaguchi, Yu; Sugai, Tomoya; Watanabe, Ami; Sato, Takaaki; Chida, Noritaka

    2015-01-01

    In the title compound, C36H42O8, the dioxolane ring adopts a twist conformation; the two adjacent C atoms deviate alternately from the mean plane of other atoms by −0.287 (5) and 0.174 (5) Å. The cyclo­hexane, cyclo­hexa­diene and central cyclo­octane rings show chair, half-chair and boat–chair forms, respectively. As a result of the strained ring system, the tetra­subsituted olefin in the cyclo­hexa­diene is skewed from an ideal planar structure. In the crystal, C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds connect the mol­ecules into a sheet parallel to (100). The sheets are further linked by other weak C—H⋯O and C—H⋯π inter­actions, forming a three-dimensional network. PMID:25995863

  2. Low temperature rate coefficients for reactions of the butadiynyl radical, C4H, with various hydrocarbons. Part II: reactions with alkenes (ethylene, propene, 1-butene), dienes (allene, 1,3-butadiene) and alkynes (acetylene, propyne and 1-butyne).

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    Berteloite, Coralie; Le Picard, Sébastien D; Balucani, Nadia; Canosa, André; Sims, Ian R

    2010-04-21

    The kinetics of the reactions of the linear butadiynyl radical, C4H (CCCCH), with a variety of unsaturated hydrocarbons have been studied over the temperature range of 39-300 K using a CRESU (Cinétique de Réaction en Ecoulement Supersonique Uniforme, or reaction kinetics in uniform supersonic flow) apparatus combined with the pulsed laser photolysis-laser induced fluorescence technique. The rate coefficients for all the reactions studied are found to all be in excess of 10(-10) cm(3) molecule(-1) s(-1) over the entire temperature range. They can be fitted with the following expressions (valid from 39 K to 300 K, with RMS deviations of the experimental points from the predicted values shown, to which should be added 10% possible systematic error) for reaction of C4H with alkenes: k(C2H4) = (1.95 +/- 0.17) x 10(-10) (T/298 K)(-0.40) exp(9.4 K/T) cm3 molecule(-1) s(-1); k(C3H6) = (3.25 +/- 0.12) x 10(-10) (T/298 K)(-0.84) exp(-48.9 K/T) cm3 molecule(-1) s(-1); k(1-C4H8) = (6.30 +/- 0.35) x 10(-10) (T/298 K)(-0.61) exp(-65.0 K/T) cm3 molecule(-1) s(-1), for reaction of C4H with dienes: k(C3H4) = (3.70 +/- 0.34) x 10(-10) (T/298 K)(-1.18) exp(-91.1 K/T) cm3 molecule(-1) s(-1); k(1,3-C4H6) = (5.37 +/- 0.30) x 10(-10) (T/298 K)(-1.25) exp(-116.8 K/T) cm3 molecule(-1) s(-1), and for reaction of C4H with alkynes: k(C2H2) = (1.82 +/- 0.19) x 10(-10) (T/298 K)(-1.06) exp(-65.9 K/T) cm3 molecule(-1) s(-1); k(C3H4) = (3.20 +/- 0.08) x 10(-10) (T/298 K)(-0.82) exp(-47.5 K/T) cm3 molecule(-1) s(-1); k(1-C4H6) = (3.48 +/- 0.14) x 10(-10) (T/298 K)(-0.65) exp(-58.4 K/T) cm3 molecule(-1) s(-1). Possible reaction mechanisms and product channels are discussed in detail for each of these reactions. Potential implications of these results for models of low temperature chemical environments, in particular cold interstellar clouds and star-forming regions, are considered.

  3. Crystal structure of (2E,4E)-5-[bis­(2-hy­droxy­eth­yl)amino]-1-(4-chloro­phen­yl)-5-phenyl­penta-2,4-dien-1-one

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    Golovanov, Alexander A.; Vologzhanina, Anna V.; Odin, Ivan S.; Tret’yakova, Tat’yana P.; Naumov, Sergey V.

    2015-01-01

    In the title compound, C21H22ClNO3, the penta­diene unit is nearly planar [maximum deviation = 0.023 (1) Å], but the carbonyl O atom deviates significantly [by 0.304 (1) Å] from its mean plane, which is twisted with respect to the phenyl and chloro­benzene rings by 71.34 (13) and 46.40 (13)°, respectively. In the crystal, inversion-related molecules are linked by two pairs of O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming chains propagating along [01-1], enclosing R 2 2(16) and R 2 2(22) ring motifs. The chains are linked via C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds and C—H⋯π inter­actions into a three-dimensional supra­molecular architecture. PMID:26594571

  4. Synthesis of Pyrazolo[5,1-a]isoindoles and Pyrazolo[5,1-a]isoindole-3-carboxamides through One-Pot Cascade Reactions of 1-(2-Bromophenyl)buta-2,3-dien-1-ones with Isocyanide and Hydrazine or Acetohydrazide.

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    Tian, Miaomiao; He, Yan; Zhang, Xinying; Fan, Xuesen

    2015-08-01

    A novel and efficient method for the construction of the pyrazolo[5,1-a]isoindole scaffold via a one-pot three-component cascade reaction of 1-(2-bromophenyl)buta-2,3-dien-1-one with hydrazine and isocyanide promoted by a Pd catalyst is described. This cascade process proceeds through initial condensation of the allenic ketone with hydrazine followed by Pd-catalyzed isocyanide insertion into the C-Br bond and intramolecular C-N bond formation. Interestingly, when acetohydrazide was used in place of hydrazine, a more sophisticated procedure involving condensation, isocyanide insertion into C-H and C-Br bonds, deacetylation, and formation of C-C, C-O, and C-N bonds occurred to afford pyrazolo[5,1-a]isoindole-3-carboxamides with good efficiency. PMID:26153651

  5. Crystal structure of 7-phenyl-7-(2,4,5-trimethyl-3,6-dioxo­cyclo­hexa-1,4-dien-1-yl)hepta­noate 1,3-dihy­droxy-2-(hy­droxy­meth­yl)propan-2-aminium monohydrate: a new solid form of seratrodast

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    Lou, Benyong

    2014-01-01

    In the title hydrated salt, C4H12NO3 +·C22H25O4 −·H2O, seratrodast [systematic name: 7-phenyl-7-(2,4,5-trimethyl-3,6-dioxo­cyclo­hexa-1,4-dien-1-yl)hepta­noic acid] crystallized with trometamol [systematic name: 2-amino-2-(hydroxyméth­yl)propane-1,3-diol] to form a monohydrated salt form of seratrodast. The carb­oxy­lic acid group of seratrodast has transferred its proton to the amino N atom of trometamol. In the crystal, the trometamol cations are linked to the water mol­ecules and to each other by N—H⋯O and O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds forming sheets parallel to (100). The seratrodast anions are linked to both sides of these sheets by O—H⋯O and C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming a three-layer two-dimensional structure. After forming the title salt, the solubility of seratrodast was found to be greatly improved. PMID:25484659

  6. (μ-3,4-Diacetyl­hexa-2,4-diene-2,5-diol­ato-κ4 O 2,O 3:O 4,O 5)bis­[aqua(1,10-phen­an­thro­line-κ2 N,N′)copper(II)] bis­(tetra­fluorid­oborate) monohydrate

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    Tovilla, Jorge A.; Hernández-Ortega, Simón; Valdés-Martínez, Jesús

    2009-01-01

    In the title compound, [Cu2(C10H12O4)(C12H8N2)2(H2O)2](BF4)2·H2O, the two Cu atoms are each chelated by the acetyl­acetonate unit of the 3,4-diacetyl­hexa-2,4-diene-2,5-diolate (tae) ligand. The Cu atoms are square-pyramidally penta­coordinated, with one bidentate 1,10-phenanthroline (phen) and the tae ligand basal and one water mol­ecule apical. The pyridyl rings of the phen ligands participate in π–π [centroid–centroid distance = 3.894 (3) Å] and C—H ⋯ π inter­actions, generating layers which are inter­connected through O—H⋯O and O—H⋯F hydrogen bonds between the water mol­ecules and the tetra­fluorido­borate anions. The F atoms of both tetra­fluorido­borate anions are each disordered over two positions of equal occupancy. PMID:21582322

  7. Vai Tro Cua Phu Huynh Viet Nam Tai Hoc Duong Hoa Ky. The Role of Vietnamese Parents in American Schools.

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    Thuy, Vuong G.

    This document, written in Vietnamese and containing a bilingual (English/Vietnamese) forward, examines the differences between the American and Vietnamese educational systems with respect to basic educational philosophy, content, learning style and organization. Also discussed are specific learning problems which affect the education of Vietnamese…

  8. "Bien Educado": Measuring the Social Behaviors of Mexican American Children

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    Bridges, Margaret; Cohen, Shana R.; McGuire, Leah Walker; Yamada, Hiro; Fuller, Bruce; Mireles, Laurie; Scott, Lyn

    2012-01-01

    Young children's expected social behaviors develop within particular cultural contexts and contribute to their academic experience in large part through their relationships with their teachers. Commonly used measures focus on children's problem behaviors, developed from psychopathology traditions, and rarely situate normative and positive…

  9. Sursauts gamma : nés de supernovae bien ordinaires

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    Bonnet-Bidaud, J. M.

    2003-10-01

    L'énigme de l'origine des sursauts gamma défiait les astrophysiciens depuis trente ans. La solution semble aujourd'hui évidente : ces flashes très énergétiques seraient issus de "banales" supernovae. Une avancée due au plus puissant sursaut jamais enregistré, le 29 mars dernier, qui rend subitement accessible l'étude des premières étoiles de l'Univers.

  10. Levels of polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans in breast milk samples from three dioxin-contaminated hotspots of Vietnam.

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    Manh, Ho Dung; Kido, Teruhiko; Tai, Pham The; Okamoto, Rie; Honma, Seijiro; Liang, Sun Xian; Anh, Le Thai; Maruzeni, Shoko; Nghi, Tran Ngoc; Nishijo, Muneko; Nakagawa, Hideaki; Nhu, Dang Duc; Van Tung, Dao; Hung, Nguyen Ngoc; Son, Le Ke

    2015-04-01

    We determined polychlorinated dibenzodioxin (PCDD) and polychlorinated dibenzofuran (PCDF) levels in breast milk of 143 primiparae living around the three most dioxin-contaminated areas of Vietnam. The women sampled lived in the vicinity of former U.S. air bases at Bien Hoa (n=51), Phu Cat (n=23), and Da Nang (n=69), which are known as dioxin hotspots. Breast milk samples from Bien Hoa City, where residents live very close to the air base, showed high levels of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), with 18% of the samples containing >5 pgTCDD/g lipid. However, Phu Cat residents lived far from the air base and their samples showed lower TCDD levels, with none containing >5 pgTCDD/g lipid. In Da Nang, TCDD levels in mothers from Thanh Khe (close to the air base, n=43) were significantly higher than those in mothers from Son Tra (far from the air base, n=26), but not other PCDD and PCDF (PCDD/F) congeners. Although TCDD levels in Bien Hoa were the highest among these hotspots, levels of other PCDD/F congeners as well as the geometric mean concentration of total PCDD/F level in Bien Hoa (9.3 pg toxic equivalents [TEQ]/g lipid) were significantly lower than the level observed in Phu Cat (14.1 pgTEQ/g lipid), Thanh Khe (14.3 pgTEQ/g lipid), and Son Tra (13.9 pgTEQ/g lipid). Our findings indicated that residents living close to former U.S. air bases were exposed to elevated levels of TCDD, but not of other PCDD/F congeners.

  11. Levels of polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans in breast milk samples from three dioxin-contaminated hotspots of Vietnam.

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    Manh, Ho Dung; Kido, Teruhiko; Tai, Pham The; Okamoto, Rie; Honma, Seijiro; Liang, Sun Xian; Anh, Le Thai; Maruzeni, Shoko; Nghi, Tran Ngoc; Nishijo, Muneko; Nakagawa, Hideaki; Nhu, Dang Duc; Van Tung, Dao; Hung, Nguyen Ngoc; Son, Le Ke

    2015-04-01

    We determined polychlorinated dibenzodioxin (PCDD) and polychlorinated dibenzofuran (PCDF) levels in breast milk of 143 primiparae living around the three most dioxin-contaminated areas of Vietnam. The women sampled lived in the vicinity of former U.S. air bases at Bien Hoa (n=51), Phu Cat (n=23), and Da Nang (n=69), which are known as dioxin hotspots. Breast milk samples from Bien Hoa City, where residents live very close to the air base, showed high levels of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), with 18% of the samples containing >5 pgTCDD/g lipid. However, Phu Cat residents lived far from the air base and their samples showed lower TCDD levels, with none containing >5 pgTCDD/g lipid. In Da Nang, TCDD levels in mothers from Thanh Khe (close to the air base, n=43) were significantly higher than those in mothers from Son Tra (far from the air base, n=26), but not other PCDD and PCDF (PCDD/F) congeners. Although TCDD levels in Bien Hoa were the highest among these hotspots, levels of other PCDD/F congeners as well as the geometric mean concentration of total PCDD/F level in Bien Hoa (9.3 pg toxic equivalents [TEQ]/g lipid) were significantly lower than the level observed in Phu Cat (14.1 pgTEQ/g lipid), Thanh Khe (14.3 pgTEQ/g lipid), and Son Tra (13.9 pgTEQ/g lipid). Our findings indicated that residents living close to former U.S. air bases were exposed to elevated levels of TCDD, but not of other PCDD/F congeners. PMID:25569577

  12. Paleomagnetic data from Upper Cretaceous Red Beds, Northwest Vietnam (Song Da Terrane), and Their Bearing on the Extrusion History of Indochina and Deformation Along its Margins

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    Geissman, J. W.; Pho, N.; Burchfiel, B.; Muggleton, S. R.

    2008-12-01

    Northwest Vietnam mainly consists of the Song Da terrane, which is bounded to the east by the NW-oriented Ailao Shan/Red River (ASRR) fault system, interpreted to be the southwest margin of the South China Block, and the NW-oriented Song Ma fault. The northern termination of the Song Da terrane is considered to be where the NE-oriented, right lateral Dien Bien Phu fault intersects the ASRR. Whether the Song Da terrane is part of the extruded Indochina Block, paleomagnetic data from which suggest some 10°+ southward latitudinal displacement, can be evaluated with paleomagnetic data from rocks of the appropriate age. Our paleomagnetic sampling concentrated on the Upper Cretaceous Yen Chau Formation, which unconformably overlies Paleozoic and Triassic sedimentary rocks. The Yen Chau Formation is locally up to about 1300 m thick, and is characterized by medium to thick bedded, coarse to fine-grained sandstones and siltstones, all of which are partially cemented by hematite. Samples were collected from 10 localities using a portable drill, with 6 to 19 sites collected per locality, and 7 to 15 samples collected from each site. This approach allows evaluation of the integrity of the remanence at the locality level, where, presumably, considerable time is recorded in each section. Each locality is a homoclinal road cut exposure, with bedding dips varying from sub-horizontal to moderately overturned. NRM intensities range from about 0.7 mA/m to about 25 mA/m; values which are relatively low in comparison to many red beds. A varied response to alternating field (AF) demagnetization indicates that magnetite carries a considerable (over 50 percent) of the remanence; the finest grained samples of relatively high NRM intensity reveal little response to AF treatment, indicating a dominance by hematite, as also supported by three-component IRM thermal demagnetization. Samples with the highest NRM intensities and the least contribution by magnetite respond favorably to thermal

  13. Numerical Simulation of Petroleum Generation and Migration in the Song Hong Basin, Vietnam

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    Son, Byeong-Kook; Thi Nguyen, Hong; Park, Mee-Sook

    2014-05-01

    The numerical modeling of petroleum systems is an effective tool to understand generation, migration and accumulation of hydrocarbons in a sedimentary basin and hence to determine future targets for the hydrocarbon exploration. The numerical modeling identifies two petroleum systems in the Song Hong Basin, which is a petroliferous Cenozoic basin, offshore eastern Vietnam. These petroleum systems were named DinhCao-PhuCu(.) Petroleum System and SongHuong-BienDong(.) Petroleum System. DinhCao-PhuCu(.) Petroleum System covers northern and central parts of the Song Hong basin with Oligocene shale and coaly shale source rocks of Dinh Cao formation, which are dominated by type II-III kerogens. The hydrocarbon generation starts at 13 Ma within deeply buried Oligocene strata located in the centre of the basin. The hydrocarbon expels from the Oligocene source rock and migrates laterally and then up dip toward marginal areas where Middle Miocene sandstones of Phu Cu formation are present as major reservoirs. The numerical model shows that the critical moment occurs at about 3.5 Ma. The DinhCao-PhuCu(.) petroleum system is confirmed by sparse occurrence of oil and gas along the coast of eastern Vietnam. SongHuong-BienDong(.) Petroleum System is identified in limited areas of the central and southern Song Hong basin. The major source rock of this petroleum system is Lower Miocene dark claystones of Song Huong formation which contain gas prone, type III kerogen. The migration model shows that hydrocarbons are generated from the Miocene source rocks in the center of the basin at about 12 Ma, and migrates updip through sand bodies of Quang Ngai formation to the major boundaries faults, and further moves into highly permeable up-dipping units, the Bien Dong formation. The best depiction of the generation-migration-accumulation of hydrocarbons occurs at about 2 Ma. The presence of the SongHuong-BienDong(.) Petroleum System is indicated by the large gas fields in the central and

  14. New provincial records of skinks (Squamata: Scincidae) from northwestern Vietnam

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    Pham, Anh Van; Le, Dzung Trung; Nguyen, Son Lan Hung; Ziegler, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Abstract We report six new records of skinks from northwestern Vietnam: Eutropis macularius, Scincella devorator, S. monticola, S. ochracea, Sphenomorphus cryptotis and S. indicus. Our new findings increase the species number of skinks (Scincidae) to nine in Dien Bien Province and to 14 in Son La Province. We also provide additional natural history data of aforementioned species. PMID:25698899

  15. Silurian and Devonian in Vietnam—Stratigraphy and facies

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    Thanh, Tống Duy; Phương, Tạ Hoàng; Janvier, Philippe; Hùng, Nguyễn Hữu; Cúc, Nguyễn Thị Thu; Dương, Nguyễn Thùy

    2013-09-01

    Silurian and Devonian deposits in Viet Nam are present in several zones and regions, including Quang Ninh, East Bac Bo, and West Bac Bo Zones of the Bac Bo Region, the Dien Bien-Nghe An and Binh Tri Thien Zones of the Viet-Lao Region, and the South Trung Bo, and Western Nam Bo Zones of the South Viet Nam Region (Fig. 1). The main lithological features and faunal composition of the Silurian and Devonian Units in all these zones are briefly described. The Silurian consists of deep-water deposits of the upper parts of the Co To and Tan Mai Formations in the Quang Ninh Zone, the upper parts of the Phu Ngu Formation in the East Bac Bo Zone and the upper parts of the Long Dai and Song Ca Formations in the Viet-Lao Region. Shallow water facies Silurian units containing benthic faunas are more widely distributed, including the upper part of the Sinh Vinh and Bo Hieng Formations in the West Bac Bo Zone, the Kien An Formation in the Quang Ninh Zone, and, in the Viet-Lao Region, the Dai Giang Formation and the upper part of the Tay Trang Formation. No Lower and Middle Devonian deposits indicate deep water facies, but they are characterized by different shallow water facies. Continental to near shore, deltaic facies characterize the Lower Devonian Song Cau Group in the East Bac Bo Zone, the Van Canh Formation in the Quang Ninh Zone, and the A Choc Formation in the Binh Tri Thien Zone. Similar facies also occur in the Givetian Do Son Formation of the Quang Ninh Zone, and the Tan Lap Formation in the East Bac Bo Zone, and consist of coarse terrigenous deposits—cross-bedded conglomerates, sandstone, etc. Most Devonian units are characterized by shallow marine shelf facies. Carbonate and terrigenous-carbonate facies dominate, and terrigenous facies occur in the Lower and Middle Devonian sections in some areas only. The deep-water-like facies is characteriztic for some Upper Devonian formations in the Bac Bo (Bang Ca and Toc Tat Formations) and Viet-Lao Regions (Thien Nhan and

  16. Pa/enser bien le corps: Cognitive and Curative Language in Montaigne's Essais.

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    Robert, Julie

    2015-09-01

    Montaigne's writings on medicine and the body have always been seen as part of a larger project about knowing ourselves. Responding to medical developments that seemed to privilege the anatomical body over the mind or the emotions, Montaigne defended the humoral link between mind and body. His essays make use of word play, puns, and anecdotes based on his own experience and reports from antiquity to counter what he perceived to be an increasingly one-sided approach to medicine. The result is a witty but nuanced argument for a more balanced outlook to what is now known as psychosomatic medicine.

  17. 1,3-Diferrocenyl-1,3-alkadienes in diene synthesis reactions

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    Pushin, A.N.; Klimova, E.I.; Sazanova, V.A.

    1987-11-10

    Stable 1,3-diferrocenyl-1,3-alkadienes, which form Diels-Alder adducts with N-substituted maleimides, have been prepared. Methyldiferrocenylbutadien participates in a cycloaddition reaction less readily than 1,3-diferrocenyl-1,3-butadiene. Adducts of 1,3-diferrocenyl-1,3-butadiene with N-substituted maleimides are dehydrogenated on Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ or SiO/sub 2/ with subsequent formation of cyclohexadiene and benzene derivatives; protonation-deprotonation induces isomerization with transposition of the double bond.

  18. An Approach to Mimicking the Sesquiterpene Cyclase Phase by Nickel-Promoted Diene/Alkyne Cooligomerization

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    Holte, Dane; Götz, Daniel C. G.; Baran, Phil S.

    2012-01-01

    Artificially mimicking the cyclase phase of terpene biosynthesis inspires the invention of new methodologies, since working with carbogenic frameworks containing minimal functionality limits the chemist’s toolbox of synthetic strategies. For example, the construction of terpene skeletons from five-carbon building blocks would be an exciting pathway to mimic in the laboratory. Nature oligomerizes, cyclizes, and then oxidizes γ,γ-dimethylallyl pyrophosphate (DMAPP) and isopentenyl pyrophosphate (IPP) to all of the known terpenes. Starting from isoprene, the goal of this work was to mimic Nature’s approach for rapidly building molecular complexity. In principle, the controlled oligomerization of isoprene would drastically simplify the synthesis of terpenes used in the medicine, perfumery, flavor, and materials industries. This article delineates our extensive efforts to cooligomerize isoprene or butadiene with alkynes in a controlled fashion by zero-valent nickel catalysis building off the classic studies by Günther Wilke and coworkers. PMID:22229741

  19. Envisioning an enzymatic Diels-Alder reaction by in situ acid-base catalyzed diene generation.

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    Linder, Mats; Johansson, Adam Johannes; Manta, Bianca; Olsson, Philip; Brinck, Tore

    2012-06-01

    We present and evaluate a new and potentially efficient route for enzyme-mediated Diels-Alder reactions, utilizing general acid-base catalysis. The viability of employing the active site of ketosteroid isomerase is demonstrated.

  20. EPDM polymers with intermolecular asymmetrical molecular weight, crystallinity and diene distribution

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    Datta, S.; Cheremishinoff, N.P.; Kresge, E.N.

    1993-12-31

    Rapid extrusion of EPDM elastomers require low viscosity and thus low molecular weights for the polymer. Efficient vulcanization of these elastomers requires network perfection and thus high molecular weights for the polymer. The benefits of these apparently mutually exclusive goals is important in uses of EPDM elastomers which require extrusion of profiles which are later cured. This paper shows that by introducing simultaneously asymmetry in the distribution of molecular weights, crystallinity and vulcanizable sites these apparently contradictory goals can be resolved. While these polymers cannot be made from a single Ziegler polymerization catalyst, the authors show the synthesis of these model EPDM polymers by blending polymers with very different molecular weights, ethylene and ENB contents. These blends can be rapidly extruded without melt fracture and can be cured to vulcanizates which have excellent tensile properties.

  1. Nazarov reactions intercepted by (4 + 3) cycloadditions with oxygen-substituted dienes.

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    LeFort, François M; Mishra, Vinayak; Dexter, Graham D; Morgan, Timothy D R; Burnell, D Jean

    2015-06-01

    The oxyallyl cation intermediate from the Lewis acid mediated Nazarov reaction of an allenyl vinyl ketone was intercepted by acyclic, 2-silyloxy-substituted butadienes by highly regioselective (4 + 3) cycloadditions. Stereoselectivity was often modest, but in some instances steric interactions were responsible for high selectivity. The results are consistent with concerted (4 + 3) cycloadditions. In many instances, the (4 + 3) products were susceptible to fragmentation or rearrangement in the presence of the Lewis acid. PMID:25984922

  2. Strangulation du colon sigmoïdien par un testicule ectopique géant

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    Sanogo, Zimogo; Koita, Adama; Camara, Moussa; Soumaré, Lamine; Kamaté, Bakarou; Doumbia, Dieneba; Ouattara, Zanafon; Tembely, Ali; Yena, Sadio; Coulibaly, Youssouf; Sangaré, Djibril

    2012-01-01

    Les causes de volvulus du colon sigmoïde sont variées et parmi elles la strangulation est des plus fréquentes dans notre contexte d’exercice. Les lésions vues tard permettent très rarement un traitement sans résection. La survenue d’un volvulus du colon sigmoïde autour d’un pédicule de testicule géant ectopique est une première que nous rapportons dans cette étude de cas. PMID:22593796

  3. Intermolecular hydroaminoalkylation of alkenes and dienes using a titanium mono(formamidinate) catalyst.

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    Dörfler, Jaika; Preuss, Till; Brahms, Christian; Scheuer, Dennis; Doye, Sven

    2015-07-21

    An easily accessible formamidinate ligand-bearing titanium complex initially synthesized by Eisen et al. is used as catalyst for intermolecular hydroaminoalkylation reactions of unactivated, sterically demanding 1,1- and 1,2-disubstituted alkenes and styrenes with secondary amines. The corresponding reactions, which have never been achieved with titanium catalysts before, take place with excellent regioselectivity (up to 99 : 1) and in addition, corresponding reactions of 1,3-butadienes with N-methylbenzylamine are also described for the first time.

  4. World heritage site - Bien du Patrimoine Mondial - Kluane/Wrangell-St. Elias/Glacier Bay/Tatshenshini-Alsek

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    Labay, Keith A.; Wilson, Frederic H.

    2004-01-01

    The four parks depicted on this map make up a single World Heritage Site that covers 24.3 million acres. Together, they comprise the largest internationally protected land-based ecosystem on the planet. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) established the World Heritage Program in 1972 for the identification and protection of the world?s irreplaceable natural and cultural resources. World Heritage Sites are important as storehouses of memory and evolution, as anchors for sustainable tourism and community, and as laboratories for the study and understanding of the earth and culture. This World Heritage Site protects the prominent mountain ranges of Kluane, Wrangell, Saint Elias, and Chugach. It includes many of the tallest peaks on the continent, the world's largest non-polar icefield, extensive glaciers, vital watersheds, and expanses of dramatic wilderness. [Les quatre parcs figurant sur cette carte ne constituent qu?un seul site du patrimoine mondial recouvrant plus de 99 millions de km2, ce qui en fait le plus grand ecosysteme terrestre protege par loi internationale. En 1972, L?UNESCO (l?organisation des Nations Unies pour les sciences, l'education et la culture) a etabli le programme du patrimoine mondial afin d?identifier et de proteger les ressources naturelles et culturelles irremplacables de notre plan?te. Si les sites du patrimoine mondial sont si importants c'est parce qu'ils representent a la fois des livres ouverts sur l?histoire de la Terre, le point de depart du tourisme durable et du developpement des collectivites, des laboratoires pour etudier et comprendre la nature et la culture. Ce site du patrimoine mondial assure la protection des chaines de montagnes de Kluane, Wrangell, Saint Elias, et Chugach. On y trouve plusieurs des plus hauts sommets du continent, le plus grand champ de glace non-polaire du monde, d?immenses glaciers, des bassins hydrologiques essentiels, et de la nature sauvage a perte de vue.

  5. Microwave-assisted intramolecular [2 + 2] Allenic cycloaddition reaction for the rapid assembly of bicyclo[4.2.0]octa-1,6-dienes and bicyclo[5.2.0]nona-1,7-dienes.

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    Brummond, Kay M; Chen, Daitao

    2005-08-01

    Microwave irradiation of alkynyl allenes affords an intramolecular [2 + 2] cycloaddition reaction. This cycloaddition provides an efficient route to bicyclomethylenecyclobutenes. The reaction occurs with complete regioselectivity for the distal double bond of the allene for the selective formation of a variety of hetero- and carbocyclic substrates. Bicyclo[4.2.0]octadienes and bicyclo[5.2.0]nonadienes have been prepared in high yield. [reaction: see text

  6. Stereoselective Synthesis of 8,12-Furanoeudesmanes from Santonin. Absolute Stereochemistry of Natural Furanoeudesma-1,3-diene and Tubipofurane.

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    Blay, Gonzalo; Cardona, Luz; García, Begoña; Pedro, José R.; Sánchez, Juan J.

    1996-05-31

    Ketobutenolide 3, easily obtained from santonin (1), has been transformed into two natural furanoeudesmanes 4 and 5, isolated from Commiphora molmol and Tubipora musica, respectively. trans- And cis-decalin systems were obtained by stereoselective reduction of the C(4)-C(5) double bond in 3 in the following way: hydrogenation of 3 over Pd/C followed by acidic treatment gave the cis isomer 10 as the major product; selective hydrogenation of the C(1)-C(2) double bond with the Wilkinson's catalyst followed by reduction with NaTeH yielded mainly the trans isomer 9. Compounds 9 and 10 were transformed into 4 and 5 in parallel sequences. Optical rotation and CD measurements of the synthetic products revealed that the stereochemistry of both natural products should be revised to their enantiomeric form.

  7. 17β-Hy­droxy-17α-methyl­androsta-1,4-dien-3-one

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    Karpinska, Jolanta; Erxleben, Andrea; McArdle, Patrick

    2013-01-01

    The title compound, C20H28O2, is a steroid with strong anabolic properties. The present solvent-free form crystallizes with two mol­ecules per asymmetric unit. In the crystal, both mol­ecules are involved in the formation of O—H⋯O hydrogen-bonded chains which extend along the b-axis direction. PMID:23476441

  8. anti-Tricyclo-[4.2.1.1]deca-3,7-diene-9,10-dione.

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    Gidaly, Matthew P; Harris, Andria D; Amado-Sierra, Maria Del Rosario I; Jones, Daniel S; Etzkorn, Markus

    2009-03-11

    The title compound, C(10)H(8)O(2), is a precursor to an unusual bis-homoaromatic dication and to heterodiamantanes and other oxa-cage compounds. Two independent mol-ecules, each of which is situated on a center of symmetry, comprise the unit cell. Both mol-ecules are in nearly identical chair conformations.

  9. Bioactive 11,20-epoxy-3,5(16)-diene briarane diterpenoids from the South China Sea gorgonian Dichotella gemmacea.

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    Li, Cui; La, Ming-Ping; Li, Ling; Li, Xiu-Bao; Tang, Hua; Liu, Bao-Shu; Krohn, Karsten; Sun, Peng; Yi, Yang-Hua; Zhang, Wen

    2011-07-22

    Seven new briarane diterpenoids, gemmacolides G-M (1-7), were isolated together with two known analogues, juncin O and junceellolide C, from the South China Sea gorgonian Dichotella gemmacea. The structures of the new compounds were elucidated by detailed analysis of spectroscopic data and comparison with reported data. In an in vitro bioassay, these compounds exhibited different levels of growth inhibition activity against A549 and MG63 cells. In particular, compound 4 was more active than the positive control adriamycin against A549 cells. Compounds 4 and 7 also exhibited weak antimicrobial activity against the bacterium Bacillus megaterium and the fungus Septoria tritici, respectively.

  10. Mechanistic interpretation of selective catalytic hydrogenation and isomerization of alkenes and dienes by ligand deactivated Pd nanoparticles

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    Zhu, Jie S.; Shon, Young-Seok

    2015-10-01

    Unsupported thiolate-capped palladium nanoparticle catalysts are found to be highly substrate-selective for alkene hydrogenation and isomerization. Steric and poisoning effects from thiolate ligands on the nanoparticle surface control reactivity and selectivity by influencing alkene adsorption and directing either di-σ or mono-σ bond formation. The presence of overlapping p orbitals and α protons in alkenes greatly influences the catalytic properties of deactivated palladium nanoparticles leading to easily predictable hydrogenation or isomerization products.Unsupported thiolate-capped palladium nanoparticle catalysts are found to be highly substrate-selective for alkene hydrogenation and isomerization. Steric and poisoning effects from thiolate ligands on the nanoparticle surface control reactivity and selectivity by influencing alkene adsorption and directing either di-σ or mono-σ bond formation. The presence of overlapping p orbitals and α protons in alkenes greatly influences the catalytic properties of deactivated palladium nanoparticles leading to easily predictable hydrogenation or isomerization products. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Supplementary figures, methods, materials, and characterization data. See DOI: 10.1039/c5nr05090a

  11. From supramolecular polymersomes to stimuli-responsive nano-capsules based on poly(diene-b-peptide) diblock copolymers

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    Chécot, F.; Lecommandoux, S.; Klok, H.-A.; Gnanou, Y.

    2003-01-01

    This paper discusses the self-assembly of block copolymers into vesicular morphology. After a brief state of art of the field, a system based on an amphiphilic poly(butadiene)-b-poly(γ-L-glutamic acid) (PB-b-PGA) diblock copolymer in aqueous solution is discussed in detail. The aggregation behavior of this block copolymer has been investigated by means of fluorescence spectroscopy, dynamic (DLS) and static (SLS) light scattering as well as transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The diblock copolymer was found to form well-defined vesicles in water. The size of these so-called polymersomes or peptosomes could be reversibly manipulated as a function of both pH and ion strength. Depending on the pH of the aqueous solution, the hydrodynamic radii of these vesicles were found to vary from 100 nm to 150 nm. By cross-linking the 1,2-vinyl double bonds present in the polybutadiene block, the ability to transform a transient supramolecular self-organized aggregate into a permanent “shape-persistent stimuli-responsive nanoparticle” has been demonstrated.

  12. Nickel-Catalyzed Dimerization and Alkylarylation of 1,3-Dienes with Alkyl Fluorides and Aryl Grignard Reagents.

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    Iwasaki, Takanori; Min, Xin; Fukuoka, Asuka; Kuniyasu, Hitoshi; Kambe, Nobuaki

    2016-04-25

    In the presence of a nickel catalyst, 1,3-butadiene undergoes selective dimerization and alkylarylation with alkyl fluorides and aryl Grignard reagents to give 1,6-octadienes with alkyl and aryl groups at the 3- and 8-positions, respectively, by the consecutive formation of three carbon-carbon bonds. The formation of an anionic nickel complex plays an important role in forming C-C bonds with alkyl fluorides. PMID:26938137

  13. Organometallic Catalysis in Diene and Cyclo-olefin Polymerisation Processes. II. The Metathesis Reaction in Polymer Chemistry

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    Dolgoplosk, B. A.; Korshak, Yu V.

    1984-01-01

    The development of ideas concerning the mechanism of the metathesis reaction and its employment in polymer chemistry are examined. The possible applications of the metathesis reaction in the synthesis of polymers by the polymerisation of cycloolefins and cyclodienes with ring opening and via the degradation of high-molecular-weight rubbers and their modification are discussed. The bibliography includes 160 references.

  14. Theoretical study on intramolecular allene-diene cycloadditions catalyzed by PtCl2 and Au(I) complexes.

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    Montserrat, Sergi; Alonso, Isaac; López, Fernando; Mascareñas, José L; Lledós, Agustí; Ujaque, Gregori

    2011-11-14

    The intramolecular [4C+3C] cycloaddition reaction of allenedienes catalysed by PtCl(2) and several Au(I) complexes has been studied by means of DFT calculations. Overall, the reaction mechanism comprises three main steps: (i) the formation of a metal allyl cation intermediate, (ii) a [4C(4π)+3C(2π)] cycloaddition that produces a seven-membered ring and (iii) a 1,2-hydrogen migration process on these intermediates. The reaction proceeds with complete diastereochemical control resulting from a favoured exo-like cycloaddition. Allene substituents have a critical influence in the reaction outcome and mechanism. The experimental observation of [4C+2C] cycloadducts in the reaction of substrates lacking substituents at the allene terminus can be explained through a mechanism involving Pt(IV)-metallacycles. With gold catalysts it is also possible to obtain [4C+2C] cycloaddition products, but only with substrates featuring terminally disubstituted allenes, and employing π-acceptor ligands at gold. However the mechanism for the formation of these adducts is completely different to that proposed with PtCl(2), and consists of the formation of a metal allyl cation, subsequent [4C+3C] cycloaddition and a 1,2-alkyl shift (ring contraction). Electronic analysis indicates that the divergent pathways are mainly controlled by the electronic properties of the gold heptacyclic species (L-Au-C(2)), in particular, the backdonation capacity of the metal center to the unoccupied C(2) (pπ-orbital) of the intermediate resulting from the [4C+3C] cycloaddition. The less backdonation, (i.e. using P(OR)(3)Au(+) complexes), the more favoured is the 1,2-alkyl shift.

  15. Diels-Alder Trapping of Photochemically Generated Dienes with Acrylic Esters: A Novel Approach to Photocured Polymer Film Development

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    Ilhan, Faysal; Tyson, Daniel S.; Smith, Deedee; Meador, Mary Ann; Meador, Michael A.

    2004-01-01

    Diels-Alder cycloadditions have often been utilized in polymer synthesis as an alternative to condensation reactions. In our earlier efforts, we developed a new method for the preparation of linear aromatic polyimides, which employs o-quionodimethanes (o-QDMs), generated by a well-known photochemical reaction: the photoenolization of o-methylphenyl ketones. Photolysis of o-methylbenzophenone 1 produces hydroxy-o-quino- diemthane 2, which can be trapped with dienophiles, such as dimethyl acetylenedicarboxylate, to efficiently yield the corresponding cycloadduct (Scheme 1). Here we extend this approach to a novel photocuring process for development of polymer films. We synthesized a series of molecules with multi o-mehtylphenyl ketone functionalities. We further investigated these molecules as photoreactive monomers to obtain polyester films through Diels-Alder cycloadditions.

  16. Bilingual Dictionary of Mathematical Terms. English-Vietnamese = Tu-Dien Song Ngu Danh-Tu Toan. Anh-Viet.

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    This bilingual dictionary was developed for use by Vietnamese junior high and high school students to assist them in their understanding of mathematical vocabulary and concepts in English. Terminology and definitions are provided in English, with Vietnamese translations directly below each entry. When possible, an illustration is included.…

  17. Lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) activity as a predictor for ketosis and parturient haemoglobinuria in Egyptian water buffaloes.

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    Ghanem, Mohamed M; El-Deeb, Wael M

    2010-02-01

    Lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) activity was measured in 48 Egyptian water buffaloes four weeks pre-parturient. The activity was significantly low in 37 buffaloes (77.1%). Four weeks post-partum, clinical examination revealed that 23 buffaloes had the clinical signs of ketosis (K) while 14 had the clinical signs of parturient-haemoglobinuria (PHU). Serum samples were collected from 5 buffaloes of each group (K and PHU) besides 5 clinically healthy buffaloes with normal LCAT (control). Glucose level was significantly reduced in K and PHU groups while the phosphorous (P) level was significantly reduced in PHU group compared to control. There were significant reductions in the total cholesterol, free cholesterol, triglycerides, total protein and albumin in K and PHU groups; whereas, significant increases in AST, GGT, non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA) and beta-hydroxybutyric acid (BHBA) in K and PHU groups were detected. Therefore, LCAT could be a predictor for metabolic disorders in Egyptian water buffaloes.

  18. Katimavik Participant's Manual, Book VIII, Nutrition and Well-Being = Katimavik manuel du participant, cahier VIII, l'alimentation et le bien-etre.

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    Crelinsten, Michael, Ed.

    The bilingual student manual focuses on the nutrition and well-being learning activity portion of Katimavik, a nine-month volunteer community service and experiential learning program for 17 to 21 year old Canadians. Providing participants with basic information and tools to assess and improve nutritional states and tie nutrition concerns into a…

  19. Come bien, camina y no se preocupe--eat right, walk, and do not worry: selective biculturalism during pregnancy in a Mexican American community.

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    Laganá, Kathleen

    2003-04-01

    Mexican American childbearing women appear to offer a healthy model for pregnancy. However, statistics suggest that they may be at increased risk for poor birth outcome as they acculturate to a U.S. lifestyle. An ethnographic study in Watsonville, California, examined the influence of acculturation on pregnancy beliefs and practices of 29 Mexican American childbearing women. Data from formal semi-structured interviews were submitted to content analysis. During pregnancy, women balanced well-documented, traditional Mexican cultural beliefs with the individualistic beliefs common to Anglo-Americans. Selective biculturalism emerged as a protective approach to stress reduction and health promotion. Stress reduction interventions as part of routine prenatal care have potential benefit for all pregnant women. Future research on cultural barriers to family-based social support during pregnancy is needed.

  20. 77 FR 64102 - Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Amended Final Results and Partial...

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    ... FR 55800 (September 11, 2012) (``Final Results''). On September 17, 2012, the Minh Phu Group,\\2\\ Phu... the Preliminary Results,\\4\\ pursuant to the withdrawal of the request for review of BIM Seafood Joint... review with respect to BIM Seafood. \\4\\ See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist...

  1. The in vitro digestibility of beef varies with its inherent ultimate pH.

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    Farouk, Mustafa M; Wu, Guojie; Frost, Deborah A; Clerens, Stefan; Knowles, Scott O

    2014-11-01

    Animal carcasses and cuts of meat are usually differentiated and valued according to size and compositional attributes. An underappreciated variable of red meat is its inherent ultimate pH (pHu) value, which affects organoleptic and processing characteristics. This study tests the hypothesis that high pHu aged meat would be more digestible than low pHu unaged (fresh) meat. Longissimus dorsi muscles collected from 59 bull carcasses had pHu values of 5.6-6.9. These were aged for 21 days at -1.5 °C, then raw and cooked (72 °C) samples were enzymatically digested at 37 °C with pepsin (pH 1.9 for 90 min) followed by pancreatin (pH 8.0 for an additional 120 min) to simulate conditions in the stomach and small intestine, respectively. Meat proteins and peptides in the digests were separated by 1D SDS PAGE. Regardless of pHu, ageing or cooking, most sarcoplasmic and myofibrillar proteins were rapidly digested by pepsin, with concomitant release of products identified by LC-MS/MS as mainly myosin-1, -2 and -7, α-actinin-2 or -3 and tropomyosin beta and alpha chains. These products were resistant to further digestion for the entire 210 min duration of the incubation. In terms of rate and extent of digestibility of these resistant products, high pHu > low pHu (P < 0.001), whereas aged > unaged (P < 0.003), with the effect of cooking dependent on pHu and varying somewhat by protein. Overall, the digestibility of meat samples increased with increasing pHu (P < 0.001). Beef meat was highly digestible but could be further differentiated on the basis of its pHu and the ease of digestibility of proteins. Specific carcasses or cuts could be targeted to consumer groups in order to provide benefits and add value.

  2. Variation in bull beef quality due to ultimate muscle pH is correlated to endopeptidase and small heat shock protein levels.

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    Pulford, D J; Dobbie, P; Fraga Vazquez, S; Fraser-Smith, E; Frost, D A; Morris, C A

    2009-09-01

    This study set out to determine if ultimate pH (pH(u)) affected the performance of intracellular small heat shock protein and endopeptidase dynamics in muscle during beef ageing. Longissimus dorsi muscles from 39 Angus or Limousin×Angus bulls were examined to see if pH(u) achieved at 22h post mortem (rigor) affected tenderness and water holding capacity of beef. Samples were segregated into three pH(u) groups termed high (pH>6.3), intermediate (5.7pH(u) beef. More than 30% of bull beef did not achieve acceptable tenderness at 8 days post mortem with this ageing regime. No significant differences in calpain or cathepsin enzyme levels due to meat pH were observed until after 22h post mortem, but low pH(u) beef had elevated caspase 3/7 activity soon after slaughter. At 22h post mortem, greater levels of μ-calpain enzyme were found in the high and intermediate pH(u) beef and cathepsin B levels were superior in the low pH(u) beef after 2 days post mortem. Different rates of desmin and troponin T protein degradation were also observed in aged bull beef. Both proteins were degraded within 6h post mortem for high pH(u) beef, but took >3 days post mortem for intermediate pH(u) beef. High levels of alpha β-crystallin (aβC) at 22h post mortem coincided with delayed muscle protein degradation for low pH(u) beef. Our results support the hypothesis that aβC shields myofibrils and buffers against endopeptidase degradation of beef structure during ageing. PMID:20416615

  3. Selective hydrogenation of dienes and alkynes to alkenes in the presence of products of the reaction of bis-. pi. -allylpalladium chloride with amines

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    Cherkashin, G.M.; Shuikina, L.P.; Parenago, O.P.; Frolov, V.M.

    1987-06-01

    The authors have shown that the interaction of bis-..pi..-allylpalladium chloride with primary or secondary amines containing alkyl groups of substantial size (octyl- or dioctylamine) in toluene medium leads to the formation of palladium complexes active in the homogeneous catalytic hydrogenation of unsaturated hydrocarbons.

  4. Crystal structure of (1,3-di-tert-butyl-η(5)-cyclo-penta-dien-yl)tri-methyl-hafnium(IV).

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    Pérez-Redondo, Adrián; Varela-Izquierdo, Víctor; Yélamos, Carlos

    2015-05-01

    The mol-ecule of the title organometallic hafnium(IV) com-pound, [Hf(CH3)3(C13H21)] or [HfMe3(η(5)-C5H3-1,3- (t) Bu2)], adopts the classical three-legged piano-stool geometry for mono-cyclo-penta-dienylhafnium(IV) derivatives with the three methyl groups bonded to the Hf(IV) atom at the legs. The C atoms of the two tert-butyl group bonded to the cyclo-penta-dienyl (Cp) ring are 0.132 (5) and 0.154 (6) Å above the Cp least-squares plane. There are no significant inter-molecular inter-actions present between the mol-ecules in the crystal structure.

  5. 40 CFR 721.6900 - Polymer of bisphenol A di-glyc-i-dal ether, substituted al-kenes, and but-a-diene.

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    2014-07-01

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  6. 40 CFR 721.6900 - Polymer of bisphenol A di-glyc-i-dal ether, substituted al-kenes, and but-a-diene.

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    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Polymer of bisphenol A di-glyc-i-dal... SUBSTANCES Significant New Uses for Specific Chemical Substances § 721.6900 Polymer of bisphenol A di-glyc-i... subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substances identified generically as polymer of bisphenol...

  7. 40 CFR 721.6900 - Polymer of bisphenol A di-glyc-i-dal ether, substituted al-kenes, and but-a-diene.

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    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Polymer of bisphenol A di-glyc-i-dal... SUBSTANCES Significant New Uses for Specific Chemical Substances § 721.6900 Polymer of bisphenol A di-glyc-i... subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substances identified generically as polymer of bisphenol...

  8. Complexation of 5,5,7,12,12,14-hexamethyl-1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradeca-7,14-diene dithiocyanate with nickel (II) acetate

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    Ishak, Nur Iliyani Mohd; Yamin, Bohari M.

    2013-11-27

    The complexation of nickel acetate with tetraaza involves deprotonation of protonated amine nitrogen to form neutral ligand coordinated to the nickel via the four nitrogen atom. The dication complex is paired with thiocyanate anions. The complex was characterized by elemental analysis, UV-VIS and FTIR spectroscopic method. The crystal structure of nickel complex characterized by X-Ray crystallography and adopts square planar geometry.

  9. Crystal structure of (1,3-di-tert-butyl-η5-cyclo­penta­dien­yl)tri­methyl­hafnium(IV)

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    Pérez-Redondo, Adrián; Varela-Izquierdo, Víctor; Yélamos, Carlos

    2015-01-01

    The mol­ecule of the title organometallic hafnium(IV) com­pound, [Hf(CH3)3(C13H21)] or [HfMe3(η5-C5H3-1,3-tBu2)], adopts the classical three-legged piano-stool geometry for mono­cyclo­penta­dienylhafnium(IV) derivatives with the three methyl groups bonded to the Hf(IV) atom at the legs. The C atoms of the two tert-butyl group bonded to the cyclo­penta­dienyl (Cp) ring are 0.132 (5) and 0.154 (6) Å above the Cp least-squares plane. There are no significant inter­molecular inter­actions present between the mol­ecules in the crystal structure. PMID:25995884

  10. Crystal structure of azido-(η(5)-cyclo-penta-dien-yl)bis-(tri-phenyl-phosphane-κP)ruthenium(II) di-chloro-methane hemisolvate.

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    Hernández-Calva, Adriana; Meléndez-Balbuena, Lidia; Arroyo, Maribel; Ramírez-Monroy, Armando

    2014-10-01

    The title solvated complex, [Ru(η(5)-C5H5)(N3){P(C6H5)3}2]·0.5CH2Cl2, displays a typical piano-stool geometry about the Ru(II) atom. The bond lengths and angles of the cyclo-penta-dienyl and phosphane ligands are very similar to that of the unsolvated complex [Taqui Khan et al. (1994 ▶). Acta Cryst. C50, 502-504]. The azide anion displays similar N-N distances of 1.173 (3) and 1.156 (3) Å and has an N-N-Ru angle of 119.20 (15)°, indicating a greater contribution of the canonical form Ru-N=N((+))=N((-)) for the bonding situation. An intra-molecular C-H⋯N hydrogen-bonding inter-action between one ortho H atom of a phosphane ligand and the N atom coordinating to the metal is observed. A similar inter-molecular inter-action is observed between a meta H atom of a phosphane ligand and the terminal azide N atom of a neighbouring complex. Finally, two C-H⋯N inter-actions exists between the H atoms of the di-chloro-methane solvent mol-ecule and the terminal N atom of two azide anions. The solvent mol-ecule is located about a twofold rotation axis and shows disorder of the Cl atoms with an occupancy ratio of 0.62 (3):0.38 (3). PMID:25484673

  11. Antihyperlipidemic effect of bis-1,7-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-hepta-1,6-diene-3,5-dione, a curcumin analog, on nicotine and streptozotocin treated rats.

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    Reddy, Bandugula Venkata; Sivagama Sundari, J; Balamurugan, Elumalai; Menon, Venugopal Padmanabhan

    2010-02-01

    Diabetes and smoking have been considered as major health problems individually and their seriousness related to health hazard has been well reported. Data regarding the possible contribution of cigarette smoking to the development of diabetes are scarce and inconclusive. The aim was to investigate the effect of nicotine on diabetes and to analyze the effect of bis demethoxy curcumin analog (BDMCA) in streptozotocin (STZ) and nicotine-induced toxicity. The tissue lipids were extracted according to the method of Folch et al. Plasma and tissue cholesterol was estimated by the method of Allain et al. using reagent kit. Triglycerides were estimated by the method of Foster and Dunn. Free fatty acids were estimated by the method of Falholt et al. Tissue phospholipids were estimated by the method of Zilversmit and Davis. From our study, we found that nicotine not only aggravates diabetic complications but also increased the risk for diabetes. BDMCA, at a dose 80 mg/kg body weight was found to be effective in decreasing toxic effects induced by nicotine and STZ. Our data provide new evidence that cigarette smoking is an additional important factor that could be targeted for the prevention of diabetic complications.

  12. Effect of chronic aluminum exposure on the levels of conjugated dienes and enzymatic antioxidants in hippocampus and whole brain of rat

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    Gupta, A.; Shukla, G.S.

    1995-11-01

    The reported association between elevated tissue levels of aluminum (Al) and certain human neurological disorders have evoked increasing attention on the neurotoxic effects of aluminum. High levels of Al have been reported in hippocampal neurons comprising neurofibrillary tangles in senile dementia of Alzheimer`s type, amyotropic lateral sclerosis and Parkinsonian dementia of Guam. Aluminum is considered to be the causal factor for a high incidence of dialysis encephalopathy. It has been shown that the incidence of Alzheimer`s disease was higher in places with a high Al content in drinking water compared to low level areas. Varied uses of Al in pharmaceutical preparations, foods, water purification and many house-hold items have increased the risk of its exposure to general population. The exposure may be as high as 500 mg/kg/day in children with uremia who are treated with Al containing phosphate binding gels. Aluminum ingestion in humans and experimental animals have been reported to produce behavioural dysfunctions. The mechanism of al neurotoxicity is not understood at present. Attempts made in this direction have reported its interaction with blood-brain barrier function, decreased membrane fluidity, glutathione depletion and increased brain lipid peroxidation. These studies indicate the possibility that oxidative stress may be one of the possible mechanisms of Al-induced neurotoxicity. Since Al has been reported to be in high concentrations in hippocampal neurons in certain neurological diseases and there is wealth of evidence implicating hippocampal impairment and memory dysfunction, we attempted to investigate the effect of chronic Al intoxication on the status of enzymatic antioxidants and the extent of peroxidative damage in hippocampus and whole brain of rat. 16 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  13. CATALYZED CYCLIZATION OF [ALPHA],[OMEGA]-DIENES: A VERSATILE PROTOCOL FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF FUNCTIONALIZED CARBOCYCLIC AND HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS. (R826120)

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  14. Processable, high temperature polymers from 1,4,5,8-tetrahydro-1,4;5,8-diepoxyanthracene and bis-dienes

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    Meador, Mary Ann B.

    1988-01-01

    1,4,5,8-tetrahydro-1,4;5,8-diepoxyanthracene reacts with various anthracene end-capped polyimide oligomers to form Diels-Alder cycloaddition copolymers. The polymers are soluble in common organic solvents, and have molecular weights of approximately 21,000 to 32,000. These resins exhibit lower weight loss in air than in nitrogen. This is suggested to be due to dehydration (loss of water ranges from 2 to 5 percent) at temperatures of 390 to 400 C to give thermooxidatively stable pentiptycene units along the polymer backbone. Because of their high softening points and good thermooxidative stability, the polymers have potential as processable, matrix resins for high temperature composite applications.

  15. Addition polymers from 1,4,5,8-tetrahydro-1,4;5,8-diepoxyanthracene and Bis-dienes: Processable resins for high temperature application

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    Meador, Mary Ann B.

    1987-01-01

    1,4,5,8-Tetrahydro-1,4;5,8-diepoxyanthracene reacts with various anthracene endcapped polyimide oligomers to form Diels-Alder cycloaddition copolymers. The polymers are soluble in common organic solvents, and have molecular weights of approximately 21,000 to 32,000. Interestingly, these resins appear to be more stable in air then in nitrogen. This is shown to be due to a unique dehydration (loss of water ranges from 2 to 5 percent) at temperatures of 390 to 400 C to give thermo-oxidatively stable pentiptycene units along the polymer backbone. Because of their high softening points and good thermo-oxidative stability, the polymers have potential as processible, matrix resins for high temperature composite applications.

  16. A purple odyssey: synthesis and structure of 3-amino-4-hy-droxy-6-oxo-cyclo-hexa-2,4-dien-1-iminium chloride monohydrate.

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    Plater, M John; Harrison, William T A

    2016-05-01

    In the cation of the title hydrated mol-ecular salt, C6H7N2O2 (+)·Cl(-)·H2O, the six-membered ring shows unequal bond lengths consistent with delocalization of electrons over two separate 6π systems with single bonds between them. In the crystal, the components are linked by N-H⋯Cl, N-H⋯O, O-H⋯Cl and O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, generating double layers propagating in (100). PMID:27307999

  17. Diversification of ortho-Fused Cycloocta-2,5-dien-1-one Cores and Eight- to Six-Ring Conversion by σ Bond C-C Cleavage.

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    Eccleshare, Lee; Lozada-Rodríguez, Leticia; Cooper, Phillippa; Burroughs, Laurence; Ritchie, John; Lewis, William; Woodward, Simon

    2016-08-22

    Sequential treatment of 2-C6 H4 Br(CHO) with LiC≡CR(1) (R(1) =SiMe3 , tBu), nBuLi, CuBr⋅SMe2 and HC≡CCHClR(2) [R(2) =Ph, 4-CF3 Ph, 3-CNPh, 4-(MeO2 C)Ph] at -50 °C leads to formation of an intermediate carbanion (Z)-1,2-C6 H4 {CA (=O)C≡CB R(1) }{CH=CH(CH(-) )R(2) } (4). Low temperatures (-50 °C) favour attack at CB leading to kinetic formation of 6,8-bicycles containing non-classical C-carbanion enolates (5). Higher temperatures (-10 °C to ambient) and electron-deficient R(2) favour retro σ-bond C-C cleavage regenerating 4, which subsequently closes on CA providing 6,6-bicyclic alkoxides (6). Computational modelling (CBS-QB3) indicated that both pathways are viable and of similar energies. Reaction of 6 with H(+) gave 1,2-dihydronaphthalen-1-ols, or under dehydrating conditions, 2-aryl-1-alkynylnaphthlenes. Enolates 5 react in situ with: H2 O, D2 O, I2 , allylbromide, S2 Me2 , CO2 and lead to the expected C-E derivatives (E=H, D, I, allyl, SMe, CO2 H) in 49-64 % yield directly from intermediate 5. The parents (E=H; R(1) =SiMe3 , tBu; R(2) =Ph) are versatile starting materials for NaBH4 and Grignard C=O additions, desilylation (when R(1) =SiMe) and oxime formation. The latter allows formation of 6,9-bicyclics via Beckmann rearrangement. The 6,8-ring iodides are suitable Suzuki precursors for Pd-catalysed C-C coupling (81-87 %), whereas the carboxylic acids readily form amides under T3P® conditions (71-95 %). PMID:27452351

  18. Crystal structure of 15,16-ep-oxy-7β,9α-di-hydroxy-labdane-13(16),14-dien-6-one.

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    Singh, Vikram Dev; Kamni; Amina, Musarat; Al-Musayeib, Nawal; Anthal, Sumati; Kant, Rajni

    2015-07-01

    In the title mol-ecule, C20H30O4, both cyclo-hexane rings adopt chair conformations. In the crystal, mol-ecules are connected by O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds forming chains along [100]. In addtion, an intra-molecular O-H⋯O hydrogen bond forms an S(5) ring. PMID:26279920

  19. 40 CFR 721.6900 - Polymer of bisphenol A di-glyc-i-dal ether, substituted al-kenes, and but-a-diene.

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    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 31 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Polymer of bisphenol A di-glyc-i-dal... SUBSTANCES Significant New Uses for Specific Chemical Substances § 721.6900 Polymer of bisphenol A di-glyc-i... subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substances identified generically as polymer of bisphenol...

  20. 40 CFR 721.6900 - Polymer of bisphenol A di-glyc-i-dal ether, substituted al-kenes, and but-a-diene.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Polymer of bisphenol A di-glyc-i-dal... SUBSTANCES Significant New Uses for Specific Chemical Substances § 721.6900 Polymer of bisphenol A di-glyc-i... subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substances identified generically as polymer of bisphenol...

  1. Diels-Alder Cycloadditions: A MORE Experiment in the Organic Laboratory Including a Diene Identification Exercise Involving NMR Spectroscopy and Molecular Modeling

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    Shaw, Roosevelt; Severin, Ashika; Balfour, Miguel; Nettles, Columbus

    2005-01-01

    Two Diels-Alder reactions are described that are suitable for a MORE (microwave-induced organic reaction enhanced) experiment in the organic chemistry laboratory course. A second experiment in which the splitting patterns of the vinyl protons in the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra of two MORE adducts are used in conjunction with molecular…

  2. Impact of divergent selection for ultimate pH of pectoralis major muscle on biochemical, histological, and sensorial attributes of broiler meat.

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    Alnahhas, N; Le Bihan-Duval, E; Baéza, E; Chabault, M; Chartrin, P; Bordeau, T; Cailleau-Audouin, E; Meteau, K; Berri, C

    2015-09-01

    The impact of divergent selection based on the ultimate pH (pHu) of pectoralis major (P. major) muscle on the chemical, biochemical, and histological profiles of the muscle and sensorial quality of meat was investigated in broiler chickens. The protein, lipid, DM, glycogen and lactate content, glycolytic potential, proteolysis, lipid and protein oxidation index, muscle fiber cross-sectional area, capillary density, and collagen surface were determined on the breast P. major muscle of 6-wk-old broilers issued from the high-pHu (pHu+) and low-pHu (pHu-) lines. Sensory attributes were also evaluated on the breast (roasted or grilled) and thigh (roasted) meat of the 2 lines. Protein, lipid, and DM content of P. major muscle were not affected by selection ( > 0.05). However, the P. major muscle of the pHu+ line was characterized by lower residual glycogen (-16%; ≤ 0.001) and lactate (-14%; ≤ 0.001) content and lower glycolytic potential (-14%; ≤ 0.001) compared with the pHu- line. Although the average cross-sectional area of muscle fibers and surface occupied by collagen were similar ( > 0.05) in both lines, fewer capillaries per fiber (-15%; ≤ 0.05) were observed in the pHu+ line. The pHu+ line was also characterized by lower lipid oxidation (thiobarbituric acid reactive substance index: -23%; ≤ 0.05) but protein oxidation and proteolysis index were not different ( > 0.05) between the 2 lines. At the sensory level, selection on breast muscle pHu mainly affected the texture of grilled and roast breast meat, which was judged significantly more tender ( ≤ 0.001) in the pHu+ line, and the acid taste, which was less pronounced in the roasted breast meat of the pHu+ line ( ≤ 0.002). This study highlighted that selection based on pHu does not affect the chemical composition and structure of breast meat. However, by modifying muscle blood supply and glycogen turnover, it affects meat acidity and oxidant status, both of which are likely to contribute to the large

  3. Serum and Muscle Metabolomics for the Prediction of Ultimate pH, a Key Factor for Chicken-Meat Quality.

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    Beauclercq, Stéphane; Nadal-Desbarats, Lydie; Hennequet-Antier, Christelle; Collin, Anne; Tesseraud, Sophie; Bourin, Marie; Le Bihan-Duval, Elisabeth; Berri, Cécile

    2016-04-01

    Variations in muscle glycogen storage are highly correlated with variations in meat ultimate pH (pHu), a key factor for poultry meat quality. A total of two chicken lines were divergently selected on breast pHu to understand the biological basis for variations in meat quality (i.e., the pHu- and the pHu+ lines that are characterized by a 17% difference in muscle glycogen content). The effects of this selection on bird metabolism were investigated by quantifying muscle metabolites by high-resolution NMR ((1)H and (31)P) and serum metabolites by (1)H NMR. A total of 20 and 26 discriminating metabolites between the two lines were identified by orthogonal partial least-squares discriminant analysis (OPLS-DA) in the serum and muscle, respectively. There was over-representation of carbohydrate metabolites in the serum and muscle of the pHu- line, consistent with its high level of muscle glycogen. However, the pHu+ line was characterized by markers of oxidative stress and muscle catabolism, probably because of its low level of energy substrates. After OPLS-DA multiblock analysis, a metabolic set of 15 high-confidence biomarkers was identified that could be used to predict the quality of poultry meat after validation on an independent population.

  4. Metabolic engineering of E.coli for the production of a precursor to artemisinin, an anti-malarial drug [Chapter 25 in Manual of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 3rd edition

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    Petzold, Christopher; Keasling, Jay

    2011-07-18

    This document is Chapter 25 in the Manual of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 3rd edition. Topics covered include: Incorporation of Amorpha-4,11-Diene Biosynthetic Pathway into E. coli; Amorpha-4,11-Diene Pathway Optimization; "-Omics" Analyses for Increased Amorpha-4,11-Diene Production; Biosynthetic Oxidation of Amorpha-4,11-Diene.

  5. Pre-slaughter stress arising from on-farm handling and its interactions with electrical stimulation on tenderness of lambs.

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    Devine, C E; Lowe, T E; Wells, R W; Edwards, N J; Edwards, J E Hocking; Starbuck, T J; Speck, P A

    2006-06-01

    The effect of electrical stimulation of lamb carcasses (n=269) or its absence (n=257) on shear force of m. longissimus thoracis et lumborum (LT) was monitored during ageing in pasture-fed merino lambs (n=526). The lambs were slaughtered on four different days allowing durations of between one to 10 days of recovery from pre-slaughter handling (yarding, weighing and crutching) that affected ultimate pH (pH(u)). The right LT was removed 20-40min post-slaughter, tightly-wrapped in cling film (prevents the muscle cross-section increasing and thus minimising shortening) and rapidly cooled to 15°C to enter rigor mortis and age. At 0, 4, 24 and 72h post-slaughter, pH measurements and samples for shear force measurement were taken. Pre-slaughter handling had a significant negative effect on pH(u) and several days recovery were required for pH(u) to reach values associated with optimal meat quality as reflected by pH(u). Lambs with one and three days recovery (no significant difference between them) had a pH(u)>5.7 in 50% of the muscles and 19.4%>pH(u) 5.8. Whereas, in lambs with 8-10 days recovery (no significant difference between them), only 8% had a pH(u)>5.7 and 3.1%>pH(u) 5.8. Within each slaughter day electrically stimulated lambs were always more tender than non-stimulated lambs. For non-stimulated muscles at 72h, shear force values >40N occurred for 11.2% of the muscles: for electrically stimulated muscles at 72h, shear force values >40N occurred for 1.9% of the muscles. The rates of tenderisation were slower for intermediate pH(u) values resulting in higher shear force values at all ageing durations. With ageing at 72h for intermediate pH(u), non-stimulated muscles (n=38) 17.64% were >40N and for stimulated muscles (n=34), 7.9% were >40N. PMID:22062302

  6. Are the Kids Alright? What's Shaping the Attitudes, Values and Behaviour of our Young People? = Les enfants se portent-ils bien? Qu'est-ce qui faconne les attitudes, les valeurs et le comportement de nos jeunes?

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    Theilheimer, Ish, Ed.

    1992-01-01

    This theme issue explores the behavior of teenagers. "Are the Kids Alright?" (Ish Theilheimer) develops a perspective on the subject of teen behavior, noting that a growing number of young people demonstrate discontent, alienation, aggression, violence, and antisocial behavior, and that a growing underclass of children is likely to fail. The…

  7. Practical synthesis of [n]cycloparaphenylenes (n = 5, 7-12) by H2SnCl4-mediated aromatization of 1,4-dihydroxycyclo-2,5-diene precursors.

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    Patel, Vijay Kumar; Kayahara, Eiichi; Yamago, Shigeru

    2015-04-01

    Cyclic precursors of cycloparaphenylenes (CPPs) containing 1,4-dihydroxy-2,5-cyclohexadien-1,4-diyl units are prepared by modifying a synthetic method developed by Jasti and co-workers for the synthesis of corresponding 1,4-dimethoxy derivatives. Reductive aromatization of the diyl moieties by SnCl2/2 HCl takes place under mild conditions and affords the CPPs in good yields, incorporating 5 or 7-12 phenylene units. Highly strained [5]CPP is synthesized in greater than 0.3 g scale. (119)Sn NMR spectroscopy clarifies the in situ formation of an ate complex, H2SnCl4, upon mixing a 2:1 ratio of HCl and SnCl2, which serves as a highly active reducing agent under nearly neutral conditions. When more than 2 equivalents of HCl, in relation to SnCl2, are used, acid-catalyzed decomposition of the CPP precursors takes place. The stoichiometry of HCl and SnCl2 is critical in achieving the desired aromatization reaction of highly strained CPP precursors. PMID:25753916

  8. Crystal structure of azido­(η5-cyclo­penta­dien­yl)bis­(tri­phenyl­phosphane-κP)ruthenium(II) di­chloro­methane hemisolvate

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    Hernández-Calva, Adriana; Meléndez-Balbuena, Lidia; Arroyo, Maribel; Ramírez-Monroy, Armando

    2014-01-01

    The title solvated complex, [Ru(η5-C5H5)(N3){P(C6H5)3}2]·0.5CH2Cl2, displays a typical piano-stool geometry about the RuII atom. The bond lengths and angles of the cyclo­penta­dienyl and phosphane ligands are very similar to that of the unsolvated complex [Taqui Khan et al. (1994 ▶). Acta Cryst. C50, 502–504]. The azide anion displays similar N—N distances of 1.173 (3) and 1.156 (3) Å and has an N—N—Ru angle of 119.20 (15)°, indicating a greater contribution of the canonical form Ru—N=N(+)=N(-) for the bonding situation. An intra­molecular C—H⋯N hydrogen-bonding inter­action between one ortho H atom of a phosphane ligand and the N atom coordinating to the metal is observed. A similar inter­molecular inter­action is observed between a meta H atom of a phosphane ligand and the terminal azide N atom of a neighbouring complex. Finally, two C—H⋯N inter­actions exists between the H atoms of the di­chloro­methane solvent mol­ecule and the terminal N atom of two azide anions. The solvent mol­ecule is located about a twofold rotation axis and shows disorder of the Cl atoms with an occupancy ratio of 0.62 (3):0.38 (3). PMID:25484673

  9. A purple odyssey: synthesis and structure of 3-amino-4-hy­droxy-6-oxo­cyclo­hexa-2,4-dien-1-iminium chloride monohydrate

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    Plater, M. John; Harrison, William T. A.

    2016-01-01

    In the cation of the title hydrated mol­ecular salt, C6H7N2O2 +·Cl−·H2O, the six-membered ring shows unequal bond lengths consistent with delocalization of electrons over two separate 6π systems with single bonds between them. In the crystal, the components are linked by N—H⋯Cl, N—H⋯O, O—H⋯Cl and O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, generating double layers propagating in (100). PMID:27307999

  10. A retro Diels-Alder route to diphosphorus chemistry: molecular precursor synthesis, kinetics of P2 transfer to 1,3-dienes, and detection of P2 by molecular beam mass spectrometry.

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    Velian, Alexandra; Nava, Matthew; Temprado, Manuel; Zhou, Yan; Field, Robert W; Cummins, Christopher C

    2014-10-01

    The transannular diphosphorus bisanthracene adduct P2A2 (A = anthracene or C14H10) was synthesized from the 7-phosphadibenzonorbornadiene Me2NPA through a synthetic sequence involving chlorophosphine ClPA (28-35%) and the tetracyclic salt [P2A2Cl][AlCl4] (65%) as isolated intermediates. P2A2 was found to transfer P2 efficiently to 1,3-cyclohexadiene (CHD), 1,3-butadiene (BD), and (C2H4)Pt(PPh3)2 to form P2(CHD)2 (>90%), P2(BD)2 (69%), and (P2)[Pt(PPh3)2]2 (47%), respectively, and was characterized by X-ray diffraction as the complex [CpMo(CO)3(P2A2)][BF4]. Experimental and computational thermodynamic activation parameters for the thermolysis of P2A2 in a solution containing different amounts of CHD (0, 4.75, and 182 equiv) have been obtained and suggest that P2A2 thermally transfers P2 to CHD through two competitive routes: (i) an associative pathway in which reactive intermediate [P2A] adds the first molecule of CHD before departure of the second anthracene, and (ii) a dissociative pathway in which [P2A] fragments to P2 and A prior to addition of CHD. Additionally, a molecular beam mass spectrometry study on the thermolysis of solid P2A2 reveals the direct detection of molecular fragments of only P2 and anthracene, thus establishing a link between solution-phase P2-transfer chemistry and production of gas-phase P2 by mild thermal activation of a molecular precursor.

  11. (3-Chloro­phen­yl){2-eth­oxy-5-[(Z)-hydroxy(phen­yl)methyl­idene]cyclo­penta-1,3-dien-1-yl}methanone

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    Tinţaş, Mihaela-Liliana; Varga, Richard A.; Grosu, Ion; Bogdan, Elena

    2012-01-01

    The title compound, C21H17ClO3, which crystallizes as one of two possible oxo/hy­droxy-fulvene prototropic tautomers, possesses a strong intra­molecular O—H⋯O hydrogen bond that closes a seven-membered ring. The dihedral angles between the central five-membered ring and two pendant rings are 55.05 (9) and 44.51 (10)°. The crystal packing is characterized by weak inter­molecular C—H⋯O inter­actions between an H atom of the oxymethyl­ene unit and the carbonyl group of an adjacent mol­ecule, resulting in formation of chains of mol­ecules along the a axis. PMID:22346947

  12. (2Z,4E)-1-(5-Fluoro-2-hy­droxy­phen­yl)-5-(4-fluoro­phen­yl)-3-hy­droxy­penta-2,4-dien-1-one

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    Chen, Jing-Wei; He, Zhuo; Wu, Zhen; Fang, Mei-Juan; Fang, Hua

    2014-01-01

    In the title mol­ecule, C17H12F2O3, the dihedral angle between the benzene rings is 8.6 (2)°. In the crystal, two pairs of O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds connect the mol­ecules into inversion dimers. In addition, weak C—H⋯F hydrogen bonds link the dimers into a two-dimensional network parallel to (10-4). The carbonyl O atom is an acceptor for two weak intra­molecular hydrogen bonds. PMID:24527017

  13. A unique rhodium-catalyzed rearrangement process: isomerization of an alkyne to a 1,3-diene with concomitant migration of a formyl group. An expeditious route to dienals from readily available 4-alkynals.

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    Tanaka, Ken; Fu, Gregory C

    2002-04-01

    In CH2Cl2, [Rh(BINAP)]BF4 catalyzes the isomerization of 4-alkynals to dienals with excellent regio- and stereoselectivity; this new process compares favorably with previously reported methods for the synthesis of this class of compounds; a possible pathway for this unusual rearrangement is provided.

  14. Addition polymers from 1,4,5,8-tetrahydro-1,4;5,8-diepoxyanthracene and Bis-dienes. 2: Evidence for thermal dehydration occurring in the cure process

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    Meador, Mary Ann B.; Olshavsky, Michael A.; Meador, Michael A.; Ahn, Myong-Ku

    1988-01-01

    Diels-Alder cycloaddition copolymers from 1,4,5,8-tetrahydro-1,4;5,8-diepoxyanthracene and anthracene end-capped polyimide oligomers appear, by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), to undergo dehydration at elevated temperatures. This would produce thermally stable pentiptycene units along the polymer backbone, and render the polymers incapable of unzipping through a retro-Diels-Alder pathway. High resolution solid 13C nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) of one formulation of the polymer system before and after heating at elevated temperatures, shows this to indeed be the case. NMR spectra of solid samples of the polymer before and after heating correlated well with those of the parent pentiptycene model compound before and after acid-catalyzed dehydration. Isothermal gravimetric analyses and viscosities of the polymer before and after heat treatment support dehydration as a mechanism for the cure reaction.

  15. Transmetalation from B to Rh in the course of the catalytic asymmetric 1,4-addition reaction of phenylboronic acid to enones: a computational comparison of diphosphane and diene ligands.

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    Li, You-Gui; He, Gang; Qin, Hua-Li; Kantchev, Eric Assen B

    2015-02-14

    Transmetalation is a key elementary reaction of many important catalytic reactions. Among these, 1,4-addition of arylboronic acids to organic acceptors such as α,β-unsaturated ketones has emerged as one of the most important methods for asymmetric C-C bond formation. A key intermediate for the B-to-Rh transfer arising from quaternization on a boronic acid by a Rh-bound hydroxide (the active catalyst) has been proposed. Herein, DFT calculations (IEFPCM/PBE0/DGDZVP level of theory) establish the viability of this proposal, and characterize the associated pathways. The delivery of phenylboronic acid in the orientation suited for the B-to-Rh transfer from the very beginning is energetically preferable, and occurs with expulsion of Rh-coordinated water molecules. For the bulkier binap ligand, the barriers are higher (particularly for the phenylboronic acid activation step) due to a less favourable entropy term to the free energy, in accordance with the experimentally observed slower transmetalation rate. PMID:25422851

  16. Transmetalation from B to Rh in the course of the catalytic asymmetric 1,4-addition reaction of phenylboronic acid to enones: a computational comparison of diphosphane and diene ligands.

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    Li, You-Gui; He, Gang; Qin, Hua-Li; Kantchev, Eric Assen B

    2015-02-14

    Transmetalation is a key elementary reaction of many important catalytic reactions. Among these, 1,4-addition of arylboronic acids to organic acceptors such as α,β-unsaturated ketones has emerged as one of the most important methods for asymmetric C-C bond formation. A key intermediate for the B-to-Rh transfer arising from quaternization on a boronic acid by a Rh-bound hydroxide (the active catalyst) has been proposed. Herein, DFT calculations (IEFPCM/PBE0/DGDZVP level of theory) establish the viability of this proposal, and characterize the associated pathways. The delivery of phenylboronic acid in the orientation suited for the B-to-Rh transfer from the very beginning is energetically preferable, and occurs with expulsion of Rh-coordinated water molecules. For the bulkier binap ligand, the barriers are higher (particularly for the phenylboronic acid activation step) due to a less favourable entropy term to the free energy, in accordance with the experimentally observed slower transmetalation rate.

  17. Ameliorative Effects of Operculina turpethum and its Isolated Stigma-5,22dien-3-o-β-D-glucopyranoside on the Hematological Parameters of Male Mice Exposed to N-Nitrosodimethylamine, a Potent Carcinogen

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    Sharma, Veena; Singh, Manu

    2014-01-01

    Objectives: Enormous propensity of plants to synthesize a variety of structurally diverse bioactive compounds, has made the plant kingdom a potential source of chemical constituents with various therapeutic values, including antitumor and cytotoxic activities. Blood is a good indicator to determine the physiological and pathological status of man and animal. The objective of the present study is to determine the effect of Operculina turpethum root extract and its isolated glycoside treatment on the hematological parameters in the mice with N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) induced cancer. Materials and Methods: The body weights of the animals were recorded before and after the experiment. Non-coagulated blood was tested for total erythrocyte count, total leukocyte count, hemoglobin, differential leukocyte count (DLC) and for other blood indices. Results: A significant (P < 0.01), (P < 0.001) recovery of the red blood cell and white blood cell counts, packed cell volume and hemoglobin content in the host after 21 day treatment was shown. Conclusion: These results show that the extract of Operculina turpethum is relatively safe following oral administration and have possible stimulatory effect on red blood cell production and there was dose dependent therapeutic effect. PMID:24748732

  18. Impacts of a measles outbreak in Western Sydney on public health resources.

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    Flego, Kristina L; Belshaw, Daniel A; Sheppeard, Vicky; Weston, Kathryn M

    2013-09-30

    During February and March 2011, an outbreak of 26 confirmed cases of measles was reported to the Parramatta Public Health Unit (PHU) in western Sydney. This paper describes the impact of the outbreak on PHU resources. A retrospective review of information obtained from case notification forms and associated contact tracing records was carried out for each of the confirmed cases. Seven cases (27%) required hospital admission for more than 1 day and 10 (38%) cases required management within a hospital emergency department. There were no cases of encephalitis or death. The number of contacts was determined for each case as well as the number who required post-exposure prophylaxis. In total, 1,395 contacts were identified in this outbreak. Of these, 79 (5.7%) required normal human immunoglobulin and 90 (6.5%) were recommended to receive the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine. A case study detailing the PHU costs associated with the contact management of a hospitalised measles case with 75 identified contacts is also included and the estimated total cost to the PHU of containing this particular case of measles was A$2,433, with staff time comprising the major cost component. Considerable effort and resources are required to manage measles outbreaks. The total cost of this outbreak to the PHU alone is likely to have exceeded A$48,000.

  19. Intra- and interspecies transfer and expression of Rhizobium japonicum hydrogen uptake genes and autotrophic growth capability

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    Lambert, Grant R.; Cantrell, Michael A.; Hanus, F. Joe; Russell, Sterling A.; Haddad, Karen R.; Evans, Harold J.

    1985-01-01

    Cosmids containing hydrogen uptake genes have previously been isolated in this laboratory. Four new cosmids that contain additional hup gene(s) have now been identified by conjugal transfer of a Rhizobium japonicum 122DES gene bank into a Tn5-generated Hup- mutant and screening for the acquisition of Hup activity. The newly isolated cosmids, pHU50-pHU53, contain part of the previously isolated pHU1 but extend as far as 20 kilobases beyond its border. pHU52 complements five of six Hup- mutants and confers activity on several Hup- wild-type R. japonicum strains in the free-living state and where tested in nodules. Transconjugants obtained from interspecies transfer of pHU52 to Rhizobium meliloti 102F28, 102F32, and 102F51 and Rhizobium leguminosarum 128C53 showed hydrogen-dependent methyleneblue reduction, performed the oxyhydrogen reaction, and showed hydrogen-dependent autotrophic growth by virtue of the introduced genes. The identity of the presumptive transconjugants was confirmed by antibiotic-resistance profiles and by plant nodulation tests. Images PMID:16578786

  20. Impacts of a measles outbreak in Western Sydney on public health resources.

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    Flego, Kristina L; Belshaw, Daniel A; Sheppeard, Vicky; Weston, Kathryn M

    2013-09-01

    During February and March 2011, an outbreak of 26 confirmed cases of measles was reported to the Parramatta Public Health Unit (PHU) in western Sydney. This paper describes the impact of the outbreak on PHU resources. A retrospective review of information obtained from case notification forms and associated contact tracing records was carried out for each of the confirmed cases. Seven cases (27%) required hospital admission for more than 1 day and 10 (38%) cases required management within a hospital emergency department. There were no cases of encephalitis or death. The number of contacts was determined for each case as well as the number who required post-exposure prophylaxis. In total, 1,395 contacts were identified in this outbreak. Of these, 79 (5.7%) required normal human immunoglobulin and 90 (6.5%) were recommended to receive the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine. A case study detailing the PHU costs associated with the contact management of a hospitalised measles case with 75 identified contacts is also included and the estimated total cost to the PHU of containing this particular case of measles was A$2,433, with staff time comprising the major cost component. Considerable effort and resources are required to manage measles outbreaks. The total cost of this outbreak to the PHU alone is likely to have exceeded A$48,000. PMID:24890960

  1. The effect of electrical stimulation on post mortem myofibrillar protein degradation and small heat shock protein kinetics in bull beef.

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    Contreras-Castillo, C J; Lomiwes, D; Wu, G; Frost, D; Farouk, M M

    2016-03-01

    This study aimed to determine the effect of electrical stimulation and ultimate pH (pHu) on shear force, myofibrillar protein degradation and small heat shock protein (sHSP) concentrations in M. longissimus lumborum (LL). The LL from both sides of carcasses (n=15) was excised with low voltage electrical stimulation (ES) applied to an LL muscle from one side, while the opposing LL muscle was not stimulated (NS). Muscles were categorised into low (pHu<5.8), intermediate (5.8≤pHu<6.2) and high pHu (pHu≥6.2) and aged for up to 28days post mortem at -1.5°C. High pHu meat tenderised faster which corresponded with the faster degradation of titin and desmin in this group compared with low and intermediate pHu meat. Electrical stimulation significantly affected the variable levels of αβ-crystallin and HSP20 with higher concentrations of these sHSP in ES muscles at later ageing timepoints compared with NS muscles.

  2. The Structure and Assembly Mechanism of a Novel Three-Stranded Tubulin Filament that Centers Phage DNA

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    Zehr, Elena A.; Kraemer, James A.; Erb, Marcella L.; Coker, Joanna K.C.; Montabana, Elizabeth A.; Pogliano, Joe; Agard, David A.

    2014-01-01

    SUMMARY Tubulins are a universally conserved protein superfamily that carry out diverse biological roles by assembling filaments with very different architectures. The underlying basis of this structural diversity is poorly understood. Here, we determine a 7.1 Å cryo-EM reconstruction of the bacteriophage-encoded PhuZ filament and provide molecular-level insight into its cooperative assembly mechanism. The PhuZ family of tubulins is required to actively center the phage within infected host cells, facilitating efficient phage replication. Our reconstruction and derived model reveal the first example of a three-stranded tubulin filament. We show that the elongated C-terminal tail simultaneously stabilizes both longitudinal and lateral interactions, which in turn define filament architecture. Identified interaction surfaces are conserved within the PhuZ family, and their mutagenesis compromises polymerization in vitro and in vivo. Combining kinetic modeling of PhuZ filament assembly and structural data we suggest a common filament structure and assembly mechanism for the PhuZ family of tubulins. PMID:24631461

  3. Five new species of the genus Cheumatopsyche (Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae) from the Phetchabun Mountains, Thailand.

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    Thawarorit, Kitiya; Sangpradub, Narumon; Morse, John C

    2013-02-13

    Five new species of the genus Cheumatopsyche (Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae) from the Phetchabun Mountains, Thailand, are described and illustrated. The national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in the Phetchabun Mountains are recognized as areas with a high density of endemic species deserving protection. Four new species of Cheumatopsyche (C. recta, C. diversa, C. triangula, and C. tongto) have been found in Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary, Phu Kradueng National Park and Thung Salaeng Luang National Park; a fifth new species (C. cava) has been found in Phu Kradueng National Park. Describing hydropsychid species is important not only to study diversity and distribution but also to facilitate eventual descriptions of larvae for use in freshwater biomonitoring programs to detect pollution.

  4. Metabolite-driven Regulation of Heme Uptake by the Biliverdin IXβ/δ-Selective Heme Oxygenase (HemO) of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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    Mouriño, Susana; Giardina, Bennett J; Reyes-Caballero, Hermes; Wilks, Angela

    2016-09-23

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa acquires extracellular heme via the Phu (Pseudomonas heme uptake) and Has (heme assimilation system) systems. We have previously shown the catalytic actions of heme oxygenase (HemO) along with the cytoplasmic heme transport protein PhuS control heme flux into the cell. To further investigate the role of the PhuS-HemO couple in modulating heme uptake, we have characterized two HemO variants, one that is catalytically inactive (HemO H26A/K34A/K132A or HemOin) and one that has altered regioselectivity (HemO N19K/K34A/F117Y/K132A or HemOα), producing biliverdin IXα (BVIXα). HemOα similar to wild type was able to interact and acquire heme from holo-PhuS. In contrast, the HemOin variant did not interact with holo-PhuS and showed no enzymatic activity. Complementation of a hemO deletion strain with the hemOin or hemOα variants in combination with [(13)C]heme isotopic labeling experiments revealed that the absence of BVIXβ and BVIXδ leads to a decrease in extracellular levels of hemophore HasA. We propose BVIXβ and/or BVIXδ transcriptionally or post-transcriptionally regulates HasA. Thus, coupling the PhuS-dependent flux of heme through HemO to feedback regulation of the cell surface signaling system through HasA allows P. aeruginosa to rapidly respond to fluctuating extracellular heme levels independent of the iron status of the cell. PMID:27493207

  5. Trichinella infection in wild boars and synanthropic rats in northwest Vietnam.

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    Thi, N Vu; Nguyen, V D; Praet, N; Claes, L; Gabriël, S; Huyen, N T; Dorny, P

    2014-02-24

    Trichinellosis is an emerging parasitic zoonosis in North Vietnam. In this survey, hunted and farm-bred wild boars as well as synanthropic rats were sampled in two provinces of northwest Vietnam where outbreaks of trichinellosis have recently occurred. Evidence of Trichinella infection was studied by parasitological, serological and molecular methods. The results showed relatively low prevalence of Trichinella spiralis in hunted wild boars (2/62 (3.2%; 95% CI: 0.8- 4.8)) and rats (23/820 (2.8%; 95% CI: 13.7-32.3)). Parasite burdens in the muscle tissues were between 0.1 and 0.03 larvae/g, and 0.1 and 7 larvae/g in wild boars and rats, respectively. Seroprevalence in farm-bred wild boars was negative. The findings of Trichinella-infected rats in 7 of the 20 districts of Dien Bien and Son La provinces suggest that the parasite is circulating in these regions. These results indicate that the local population and health centers should be made aware of the risks of eating raw or undercooked meat dishes prepared from wild animals. PMID:24360291

  6. If Your Child Learns in Two Languages: A Parent's Guide for Improving Educational Opportunities for Children Acquiring English as a Second Language = Si su nino aprende en dos idiomes: Una guia para que las familias sepan como mejorar las oportunidades educativas de los ninos que adquieren el ingles como segunda lengua = Neu lon Ban Hoc Bang Hai Thu Tieng: Chi-nam cua phu-huynh de cai tien co hoi hoc van cua con em dang hoc Anh van nhu sinh ngu thu hai.

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    Zelasko, Nancy; Antunez, Beth

    This guide, in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese, aims to inform parents of students who have learned or are learning English as a Second Language about appropriate approaches for educating children so that they can work with schools to ensure a high quality education for their children. The emphasis is on explaining the laws, schools, and research…

  7. Effects of One Cycle of Recurrent Selection for Early Blight Resistance in a Diploid Hybrid Solanum phureja-S. stenotomum Population

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    Early blight, caused by Alternaria solani, is the second most important foliar disease in potatoes, after late blight, around the world. Heritable early blight resistance was previously identified in a diploid hybrid population of Solanum phureja-S. stenotomum (phu-stn). Seventy-two clones, consis...

  8. A phage tubulin assembles dynamic filaments by a novel mechanism to center viral DNA within the host cell

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    Kraemer, James A; Erb, Marcella L; Waddling, Christopher A; Montabana, Elizabeth A; Zehr, Elena A; Wang, Hannah; Nguyen, Katrina; Pham, Duy Stephen L; Agard, David A; Pogliano, Joe

    2012-01-01

    Tubulins are essential for the reproduction of many eukaryotic viruses, but historically bacteriophage were assumed not to require a cytoskeleton. Here we identify a tubulin-like protein, PhuZ, from bacteriophage 201φ2-1 and show that it forms filaments in vivo and in vitro. The PhuZ structure has a conserved tubulin fold, with a novel, extended C-terminus that we demonstrate to be critical for polymerization in vitro and in vivo. Longitudinal packing in the crystal lattice mimics packing observed by EM of in vitro formed filaments, indicating how interactions between the C-terminus and the following monomer drive polymerization. Finally, we show that PhuZ assembles a spindle-like array required for positioning phage DNA within the bacterial cell. Correct positioning to the cell center and optimal phage reproduction only occur when the PhuZ filament is dynamic. This is the first example of a prokaryotic tubulin array that functions analogously to the microtubule-based spindles of eukaryotes. PMID:22726436

  9. 76 FR 64307 - Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Amended Final Results and...

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    2011-10-18

    ... Results and Final Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 76 FR 56158 (September 12... Phat Seafood Co., Ltd.) (collectively ``the Minh Phu Group''), and Viet Foods Co., Ltd. (``Viet Foods... in its rescission of Viet Foods in the Final Results, the Department inadvertently referred to...

  10. Delta. sup 2 -triterpenes: Early intermediates in the diagenesis of terrigenous triterpenoids

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    Ten Haven, H.L. ); Peakman, T.M. ); Rullkoetter, J. )

    1992-05-01

    A series of {Delta}{sup 2}-triterpenoids (oleana-2,12-diene, oleana-2,13(18)-diene, oleana-2,18-diene, ursa-2,12-diene, and tarazera-2,14-diene) has been identified in Holocene buried mangrove sediments (Florida, USA) by comparison of the mass spectra of and by co-injections with authentic standards. In the Oligocene Brandon lignite (Vermont, USA) oleana-2,12-diene and oleana-2,13(18)-diene were also identified, along with two A-ring contracted amyrin derivatives. By comparison with the sedimentary occurrence of related analogues of oxyallobetulin and betulin and the demonstrated diagenetic formation of lup-2-ene from lupan-3-one, these novel terrigenous biological markers are considered diagenetic products formed by dehydration of precursor molecules, such as {alpha}- and {beta}-amyrin, and tarazerol. The identification of these early intermediates brings us one step closer to the full understanding of the diagenetic fate of terrigenous triterpenoids.

  11. Metastase axillaire d'un carcinome papillaire de la thyroïde: à propos d'un cas

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    El Khiati, Rhizlane; Ouaissi, Laila; Rouadi, Sami; Abada, Redallah; Mahtar, Mohamed; Roubal, Mohamed; Janah, Abdellah; Essaadi, Mustapha; Kadiri, Fatmi

    2013-01-01

    Les métastases axillaires dans le cadre d'un cancer de la thyroïde sont extrêmement rares. Plusieurs hypothèses expliquent ce drainage. Nous rapportons le cas d'un patient de 78 ans ayant pour antécédents chirurgicaux une lobo-isthmectomie en 1987, puis une totalisation chirurgicale en 1997 non documentés, admis en septembre 2008 pour exploration d'une masse latéro-cervicale gauche. Le reste de l'examen clinique révèle la présence de multiples adénopathies axillaires bilatérales. La biopsie exérèse d'une adénopathie axillaire droite (côté controlatéral) retrouve une métastase ganglionnaire d'un carcinome papillaire de la thyroïde avec effraction capsulaire. La tomodensitométrie cervico-thoracique note la présence d'un processus tumoral latéro-cervical gauche, un lobe thyroïdien droit siège de multiples nodules hypodenses, des adénopathies cervicales et axillaires et des lésions suspectes au niveau du parenchyme pulmonaire. Une thyroïdectomie totale avec curage ganglionnaire cervical est décidée, complétée par une ablation des ganglions axillaires macroscopiquement atteints. Des cures d'iode radioactif (IRA-thérapie) sont indiquées. Bien qu'exceptionnelle, la présence de métastases axillaires d'un carcinome thyroïdien est de pronostic péjoratif. On se demande alors si ces patients ne nécessitent pas une prise en charge particulière. Une réflexion à une stratégie thérapeutique est donc nécessaire. PMID:24498461

  12. Holo- And Apo- Structures of Bacterial Periplasmic Heme Binding Proteins

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    Ho, W.W.; Li, H.; Eakanunkul, S.; Tong, Y.; Wilks, A.; Guo, M.; Poulos, T.L.

    2009-06-01

    An essential component of heme transport in Gram-negative bacterial pathogens is the periplasmic protein that shuttles heme between outer and inner membranes. We have solved the first crystal structures of two such proteins, ShuT from Shigella dysenteriae and PhuT from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Both share a common architecture typical of Class III periplasmic binding proteins. The heme binds in a narrow cleft between the N- and C-terminal binding domains and is coordinated by a Tyr residue. A comparison of the heme-free (apo) and -bound (holo) structures indicates little change in structure other than minor alterations in the heme pocket and movement of the Tyr heme ligand from an 'in' position where it can coordinate the heme iron to an 'out' orientation where it points away from the heme pocket. The detailed architecture of the heme pocket is quite different in ShuT and PhuT. Although Arg{sup 228} in PhuT H-bonds with a heme propionate, in ShuT a peptide loop partially takes up the space occupied by Arg{sup 228}, and there is no Lys or Arg H-bonding with the heme propionates. A comparison of PhuT/ShuT with the vitamin B{sub 12}-binding protein BtuF and the hydroxamic-type siderophore-binding protein FhuD, the only two other structurally characterized Class III periplasmic binding proteins, demonstrates that PhuT/ShuT more closely resembles BtuF, which reflects the closer similarity in ligands, heme and B{sub 12}, compared with ligands for FhuD, a peptide siderophore.

  13. Holo- and apo-bound structures of bacterial periplasmic heme-binding proteins.

    PubMed

    Ho, Winny W; Li, Huiying; Eakanunkul, Suntara; Tong, Yong; Wilks, Angela; Guo, Maolin; Poulos, Thomas L

    2007-12-01

    An essential component of heme transport in Gram-negative bacterial pathogens is the periplasmic protein that shuttles heme between outer and inner membranes. We have solved the first crystal structures of two such proteins, ShuT from Shigella dysenteriae and PhuT from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Both share a common architecture typical of Class III periplasmic binding proteins. The heme binds in a narrow cleft between the N- and C-terminal binding domains and is coordinated by a Tyr residue. A comparison of the heme-free (apo) and -bound (holo) structures indicates little change in structure other than minor alterations in the heme pocket and movement of the Tyr heme ligand from an "in" position where it can coordinate the heme iron to an "out" orientation where it points away from the heme pocket. The detailed architecture of the heme pocket is quite different in ShuT and PhuT. Although Arg(228) in PhuT H-bonds with a heme propionate, in ShuT a peptide loop partially takes up the space occupied by Arg(228), and there is no Lys or Arg H-bonding with the heme propionates. A comparison of PhuT/ShuT with the vitamin B(12)-binding protein BtuF and the hydroxamic-type siderophore-binding protein FhuD, the only two other structurally characterized Class III periplasmic binding proteins, demonstrates that PhuT/ShuT more closely resembles BtuF, which reflects the closer similarity in ligands, heme and B(12), compared with ligands for FhuD, a peptide siderophore.

  14. Tuberculome de Bouchut dans la tuberculose multi focale: à propos de quatre cas

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    Janah, Hicham; Alami, Ahmed; Souhi, Hicham; Zegmout, Adil; Naji-Amrani, Hicham; Raoufi, Mohamed; Elouazzani, Hanane; Rhorfi, Ismail Abderrahmani; Abid, Ahmed

    2014-01-01

    La tuberculose multifocale a connu un regain de fréquence avec la pandémie du SIDA, elle s'observe encore chez des sujets non infectés par le VIH surtout dans les pays en voie de développement notamment au Maroc. Nous rapportons quatre observations de tuberculose multifocale chez trois patients immunocompétents et un patient immunodéprimé. Quatre patients ont bénéficié d'un bilan phtisiologique, biologique, sérologique(HIV), radiologique et d'angiographie à la fluorescéine pour suspicion de tuberculose multifocale. Il s'agit de trois hommes et une femme, d’âge moyen de 44 ans, trois patients sont immunocompétents et un patient séropositif. La tuberculose intéressait trois localisations chez les quatre patients: pulmonaire dans quatre cas, ophtalmique dans quatre cas, digestive dans un cas, urinaire dans un cas, cérébrale dans un cas et un cas d'atteinte de la moelle osseuse. L'atteinte ophtalmologique est représentée par des nodules choroïdiens de Bouchut dans quatre cas et un nodule papillaire de Bouchut dans un cas; aucun des ces patients ne présentait une uvéite granulomateuse. Nos malades ont reçu un traitement anti-tuberculeux d'une durée de neuf mois avec une bonne évolution clinique, biologique, radiologique et angiographique. Au Maroc, la tuberculose continue à surprendre aussi bien par son extension touchant le sujet débilité et le sujet immunocompétent, que par ses présentations diverses y compris l'atteinte oculaire qu'elle faut rechercher par un examen ophtalmologique soigneux et systématique. PMID:25478047

  15. Anti-Trichinella IgG in ethnic minorities living in Trichinella-endemic areas in northwest Vietnam: study of the predictive value of selected clinical signs and symptoms for the diagnosis of trichinellosis.

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    Vu Thi, Nga; Pozio, Edoardo; Van De, Nguyen; Praet, Nicolas; Pezzotti, Patrizio; Gabriël, Sarah; Claes, Marleen; Thuy, Nguyen Thi; Dorny, Pierre

    2014-11-01

    The objective of this study was to assess the presence of anti-Trichinella IgG in the serum of persons from ethnic minorities from northwest Vietnam with clinical signs and symptoms that are compatible with trichinellosis. A total of 645 persons were enrolled, of which 200 people lived in two villages where outbreaks of human trichinellosis had been documented in 2004 and 2008, and 445 people who were hospitalized in the Dien Bien and Son La provincial hospitals without a definitive diagnosis. Presence of anti-Trichinella IgG was demonstrated in serum samples by a standardized Enzyme-linked Immunosorbant Assay (ELISA); positive serum samples were subjected to Western blot (WB) for confirmation. Seven (3.5%; 95% CI: 1.4-7.1) persons from the villages and seven (1.6%; 95% CI: 0.6-3.2) hospitalized patients, tested positive by both ELISA and WB. Fever (N=13), eosinophilia (N=12), myalgia (N=9), facial edema (N=9) and leukocytosis (N=8) were the most common clinical signs and symptoms in the serologically positive persons. The concomitant occurrence of facial edema and myalgia among the enrolled persons from the villages, accounted for 75% of the positive predictive value (PPV) and 99.5% of the negative predictive value (NPV), suggesting that they could be used for suspecting trichinellosis when serology is not available. The high prevalence (1.6-3.5%) of anti-Trichinella IgG in persons from Vietnamese provinces where Trichinella spiralis is circulating in pigs strongly supports the need to develop control programs to eliminate the infection from pigs and for consumers' education and protection.

  16. Source identification and distribution reveals the potential of the geochemical Antarctic sea ice proxy IPSO25

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    Belt, S. T.; Smik, L.; Brown, T. A.; Kim, J.-H.; Rowland, S. J.; Allen, C. S.; Gal, J.-K.; Shin, K.-H.; Lee, J. I.; Taylor, K. W. R.

    2016-08-01

    The presence of a di-unsaturated highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) lipid biomarker (diene II) in Southern Ocean sediments has previously been proposed as a proxy measure of palaeo Antarctic sea ice. Here we show that a source of diene II is the sympagic diatom Berkeleya adeliensis Medlin. Furthermore, the propensity for B. adeliensis to flourish in platelet ice is reflected by an offshore downward gradient in diene II concentration in >100 surface sediments from Antarctic coastal and near-coastal environments. Since platelet ice formation is strongly associated with super-cooled freshwater inflow, we further hypothesize that sedimentary diene II provides a potentially sensitive proxy indicator of landfast sea ice influenced by meltwater discharge from nearby glaciers and ice shelves, and re-examination of some previous diene II downcore records supports this hypothesis. The term IPSO25--Ice Proxy for the Southern Ocean with 25 carbon atoms--is proposed as a proxy name for diene II.

  17. Source identification and distribution reveals the potential of the geochemical Antarctic sea ice proxy IPSO25.

    PubMed

    Belt, S T; Smik, L; Brown, T A; Kim, J-H; Rowland, S J; Allen, C S; Gal, J-K; Shin, K-H; Lee, J I; Taylor, K W R

    2016-08-30

    The presence of a di-unsaturated highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) lipid biomarker (diene II) in Southern Ocean sediments has previously been proposed as a proxy measure of palaeo Antarctic sea ice. Here we show that a source of diene II is the sympagic diatom Berkeleya adeliensis Medlin. Furthermore, the propensity for B. adeliensis to flourish in platelet ice is reflected by an offshore downward gradient in diene II concentration in >100 surface sediments from Antarctic coastal and near-coastal environments. Since platelet ice formation is strongly associated with super-cooled freshwater inflow, we further hypothesize that sedimentary diene II provides a potentially sensitive proxy indicator of landfast sea ice influenced by meltwater discharge from nearby glaciers and ice shelves, and re-examination of some previous diene II downcore records supports this hypothesis. The term IPSO25-Ice Proxy for the Southern Ocean with 25 carbon atoms-is proposed as a proxy name for diene II.

  18. Source identification and distribution reveals the potential of the geochemical Antarctic sea ice proxy IPSO25.

    PubMed

    Belt, S T; Smik, L; Brown, T A; Kim, J-H; Rowland, S J; Allen, C S; Gal, J-K; Shin, K-H; Lee, J I; Taylor, K W R

    2016-01-01

    The presence of a di-unsaturated highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) lipid biomarker (diene II) in Southern Ocean sediments has previously been proposed as a proxy measure of palaeo Antarctic sea ice. Here we show that a source of diene II is the sympagic diatom Berkeleya adeliensis Medlin. Furthermore, the propensity for B. adeliensis to flourish in platelet ice is reflected by an offshore downward gradient in diene II concentration in >100 surface sediments from Antarctic coastal and near-coastal environments. Since platelet ice formation is strongly associated with super-cooled freshwater inflow, we further hypothesize that sedimentary diene II provides a potentially sensitive proxy indicator of landfast sea ice influenced by meltwater discharge from nearby glaciers and ice shelves, and re-examination of some previous diene II downcore records supports this hypothesis. The term IPSO25-Ice Proxy for the Southern Ocean with 25 carbon atoms-is proposed as a proxy name for diene II. PMID:27573030

  19. Dicarbon­yl(hexa­methyl­ene-1,3,5,7-tetra­mine-κN 1)(η5-penta­methyl­cyclo­penta­dien­yl)iron(II) tetra­fluoridoborate

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    M’thiruaine, Cyprian M.; Friedrich, Holger B.; Changamu, Evans O.; Fernandes, Manuel A.

    2012-01-01

    In the title compound, [Fe(C10H15)(C6H12N4)(CO)2]BF4, the arrangement around the FeII atom corresponds to a three-legged piano stool. The penta­methyl­cyclo­penta­dienyl (Cp*) ligand occupies three coordination sites, while two CO ligands and one N atom of the hexa­methyl­ene­tetra­mine ligand occupy the remaining coordination sites, completing a pseudo-octahedral geometry. Both the complex cation and the BF4 − anion reside on crystallographic mirror planes. The Fe—N bond length is 2.069 (2) and the Fe—Cp*(centroid) distance is 1.7452 (3) Å. PMID:22807762

  20. Crystal structure of μ-oxido-1,1'κ(2) O:O-bis{tetra-μ-oxido-1:2κ(2) O:O;1:3κ(2) O:O;2:3κ(4) O:O-tris[1,2,3(η(5))-penta-methyl-cyclo-penta-dien-yl]-trianglo-trititanium(IV)}.

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    Pérez-Redondo, Adrián; Martín, Avelino

    2015-04-01

    The title polynuclear organometallic titanium(IV) oxide, [{Ti3(η(5)-C5Me5)3(μ-O)4}2(μ-O)], exhibits two Ti3O4 cores bridged by an O atom located on a twofold axis. All metal centres present the typical three-legged piano-stool coordination environment, where one site is occupied by a penta-methyl-cyclo-penta-dienyl ligand linked in an η(5)-coordination fashion, while three bridging O atoms fill the other three sites. PMID:26029420

  1. Bis[1,2-bis­(meth­oxy­carbon­yl)ethene-1,2-dithiol­ato-κ2 S,S′]bis­(η5-penta­methyl­cyclo­penta­dien­yl)tetra-μ3-sulfido-tetra­iron(4 Fe–Fe) hexa­fluoridophosphate

    PubMed Central

    Inomata, Shinji; Ito, Shohei; Takase, Tsugiko

    2013-01-01

    The asymmetric unit of the title compound, [Fe4(C6H6O4S2)2(C10H15)2S4]PF6, contains two different complex cations and two PF6 − anions. The two complex cations have similar conformations with the butterfly-like Fe4S4 core surrounded by two penta­methyl­cyclo­penta­dienyl ligands and the S atoms of two dithiol­ate ligands. In each Fe4S4 core, there are four short Fe—Fe and two long Fe⋯Fe contacts, suggesting bonding and non-bonding inter­actions, respectively. The Fe—S distances range from 2.1287 (13) to 2.2706 (16) Å for one and from 2.1233 (13) to 2.2650 (16) Å for the other Fe4S4 core. The Fe—S distances involving the dithiol­ate ligands are in a more narrow range [2.1764 (16)–2.1874 (13) Å for one and 2.1743 (14)–2.1779 (16) Å for the other cation]. There are no significant inter­actions between cations and anions. PMID:23634019

  2. [1,1′-Bis(di­phenyl­phosphan­yl)cobalto­cenium-κ2 P,P′](η5-cyclo­penta­dien­yl){2-[4-(4-ethynylphen­yl)phen­yl]ethynyl-κC}ruthenium(II) hexa­fluorido­phosphate

    PubMed Central

    Zeng, Ling-Zhen; Wu, Yun-Ying; Tian, Guang-Xuan; Li, Zhen

    2013-01-01

    In the title compound, [CoRu(C5H5)(C16H9)(C17H14P)2]PF6, the RuII atom is coordinated by a cyclo­penta­dienyl ring in an η5-mode, one C atom from a 4,4′-diethynyl-1,1′-biphenyl ligand and two P atoms from a chelating 1,1′-bis­(di­phenyl­phosphan­yl)cobaltocenium ligand, giving a three-legged piano-stool geometry. In the crystal, weak C—H⋯F hydrogen bonds link the complex cations and hexa­fluorido­phosphate anions into a three-dimensional supra­molecular structure. PMID:24454037

  3. Trichlorido-1κ2 Cl,2κCl-(2,6-dimethyl­phenolato-2κO)-μ-oxido-bis{1,2(η5)-2,3,4,5-tetra­methyl-1-[4-(trimethyl­silyl)phen­yl]cyclo­penta­dien­yl}dititanium(IV)

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    Luo, Xuyang; Wu, Qiaolin; Mu, Ying

    2011-01-01

    The title dinuclear titanocene, [Ti2(C8H9O)(C18H25Si)2Cl3O], contains one Ti atom tetra­hedrally coordinated by two Cl atoms, a bridging O atom and the substituted cyclo­penta­dienyl ligand, and another Ti atom tetra­hedrally coordinated by a Cl atom, a bridging O atom, the 2,6-dimethyl­phenolate ligand and the substituted cyclo­penta­dienyl ligand. The bridging O atom lies on a twofold rotation axis. PMID:22064795

  4. Potential early intermediates in anaerobic benzoate degradation by Rhodopseudomonas palustris.

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    Gibson, K J; Gibson, J

    1992-01-01

    Alkali-treated extracts of Rhodopseudomonas palustris growing photosynthetically on benzoate were examined by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry for partially reduced benzoate derivatives. Two cyclic dienes, cyclohexa-2,5-diene-1-carboxylate and cyclohexa-1,4-diene-1-carboxylate, were detected. Either compound supported cell growth as effectively as benzoate. These results suggest that these cyclohexadienecarboxylates, probably as their coenzyme A esters, are the initial reduction products formed during anaerobic benzoate metabolism by R. palustris. PMID:1610191

  5. Diversity-Oriented Approaches to Polycyclics and Bioinspired Molecules via the Diels-Alder Strategy: Green Chemistry, Synthetic Economy, and Beyond.

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    Kotha, Sambasivarao; Chavan, Arjun S; Goyal, Deepti

    2015-05-11

    We describe diverse approaches to various dienes and their utilization in the Diels-Alder reaction to produce a variety of polycycles. The dienes covered here are prepared by simple alkylation reaction or via the Claisen rearrangement or by enyne metathesis of alkyne or enyne building blocks. Here, we have also included the Diels-Alder chemistry of dendralenes, a higher analog of cross-conjugated dienes. The present article is inclusive of o-xylylene derivatives that are generated in situ starting with benzosultine or benzosulfone derivatives. The Diels-Alder reaction of these dienes with various dienophiles gave diverse polycyclic systems and biologically important targets. PMID:25875156

  6. Diversity-Oriented Approaches to Polycyclics and Bioinspired Molecules via the Diels-Alder Strategy: Green Chemistry, Synthetic Economy, and Beyond.

    PubMed

    Kotha, Sambasivarao; Chavan, Arjun S; Goyal, Deepti

    2015-05-11

    We describe diverse approaches to various dienes and their utilization in the Diels-Alder reaction to produce a variety of polycycles. The dienes covered here are prepared by simple alkylation reaction or via the Claisen rearrangement or by enyne metathesis of alkyne or enyne building blocks. Here, we have also included the Diels-Alder chemistry of dendralenes, a higher analog of cross-conjugated dienes. The present article is inclusive of o-xylylene derivatives that are generated in situ starting with benzosultine or benzosulfone derivatives. The Diels-Alder reaction of these dienes with various dienophiles gave diverse polycyclic systems and biologically important targets.

  7. [Determination of the initial stage of fat auto-oxidation in dry dairy products by ultraviolet spectrophotometry].

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    Bruchkova, S I

    1976-01-01

    Studied were the values of the conjugated dienes using ultraviolet spectrophotometry of fats contained in the dry dairy products produced in this country, such as powdered milk for children, Vitalakt 1, Bébé 1, and Biolakton in the first months of storage. It was found that the extinction maximum values characteristic of the conjugated dienes for the fats of all studied dry milk products were at 227 nm. The juxtaposition of changes taking place with conjugated dienes and peroxide numbers of the fats during storage revealed the greater stability of conjugated dienes in comparison with the hydroperoxides.

  8. Perinatal HIV Status and Executive Function During School-Age and Adolescence: A Comparative Study of Long-Term Cognitive Capacity Among Children From a High HIV Prevalence Setting.

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    Ezeamama, Amara E; Kizza, Florence N; Zalwango, Sarah K; Nkwata, Allan K; Zhang, Ming; Rivera, Mariana L; Sekandi, Juliet N; Kakaire, Robert; Kiwanuka, Noah; Whalen, Christopher C

    2016-04-01

    The aim of this study was to determine whether perinatal HIV infection (PHIV), HIV-exposed uninfected (PHEU) versus HIV-unexposed (PHU) status predicted long-term executive function (EF) deficit in school-aged Ugandan children.Perinatal HIV status was determined by 18 months via DNA polymerase chain reaction test and confirmed at cognitive assessment between 6 and 18 years using HIV rapid-diagnostic test. Primary outcome is child EF measured using behavior-rating inventory of executive function questionnaire across 8 subscales summed to derive the global executive composite (GEC). EF was proxy-reported by caregivers and self-reported by children 11 years or older. Descriptive analyses by perinatal HIV status included derivation of mean, standard deviations (SD), number, and percent (%) of children with EF deficits warranting clinical vigilance. Raw scores were internally standardized by age and sex adjustment. EF scores warranting clinical vigilance were defined as ≥ mean + 1.5SD. t Tests for mean score differences by perinatal HIV status and linear-regression models were implemented in SAS version 9.4 to derive HIV status-related EF deficits (β) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs).Proxy-reported and self-reported EF were assessed in 166 and 82 children, respectively. GEC deficit was highest for PHIV (mean = 121.9, SD = 29.9), intermediate for PHEU (mean = 107.5, SD = 26.8), and lowest for PHU (mean = 103.4, SD = 20.7; P-trend < 0.01). GEC deficit levels warranting clinical vigilance occurred in 9 (15.8%), 5 (9.3%) and 0 (0%) PHIV, PHEU, and PHU children, respectively (P-trend = 0.01). Nineteen percent (n = 32) children had deficits requiring clinical vigilance in ≥2 proxy-reported EF subscales. Of these, multisubscale deficits occurred in 35.1%, 13.0%, and 9.3% of PHIV, PHEU, and PHU respectively (P-trend = 0.001). Multivariable analyses find significantly higher GEC deficits for PHIV compared with PHU and PHEU

  9. Perinatal HIV Status and Executive Function During School-Age and Adolescence

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    Ezeamama, Amara E.; Kizza, Florence N.; Zalwango, Sarah K.; Nkwata, Allan K.; Zhang, Ming; Rivera, Mariana L.; Sekandi, Juliet N.; Kakaire, Robert; Kiwanuka, Noah; Whalen, Christopher C.

    2016-01-01

    Abstract The aim of this study was to determine whether perinatal HIV infection (PHIV), HIV-exposed uninfected (PHEU) versus HIV-unexposed (PHU) status predicted long-term executive function (EF) deficit in school-aged Ugandan children. Perinatal HIV status was determined by 18 months via DNA polymerase chain reaction test and confirmed at cognitive assessment between 6 and 18 years using HIV rapid-diagnostic test. Primary outcome is child EF measured using behavior-rating inventory of executive function questionnaire across 8 subscales summed to derive the global executive composite (GEC). EF was proxy-reported by caregivers and self-reported by children 11 years or older. Descriptive analyses by perinatal HIV status included derivation of mean, standard deviations (SD), number, and percent (%) of children with EF deficits warranting clinical vigilance. Raw scores were internally standardized by age and sex adjustment. EF scores warranting clinical vigilance were defined as ≥ mean + 1.5∗SD. t Tests for mean score differences by perinatal HIV status and linear-regression models were implemented in SAS version 9.4 to derive HIV status-related EF deficits (β) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs). Proxy-reported and self-reported EF were assessed in 166 and 82 children, respectively. GEC deficit was highest for PHIV (mean = 121.9, SD = 29.9), intermediate for PHEU (mean = 107.5, SD = 26.8), and lowest for PHU (mean = 103.4, SD = 20.7; P-trend < 0.01). GEC deficit levels warranting clinical vigilance occurred in 9 (15.8%), 5 (9.3%) and 0 (0%) PHIV, PHEU, and PHU children, respectively (P-trend = 0.01). Nineteen percent (n = 32) children had deficits requiring clinical vigilance in ≥2 proxy-reported EF subscales. Of these, multisubscale deficits occurred in 35.1%, 13.0%, and 9.3% of PHIV, PHEU, and PHU respectively (P-trend = 0.001). Multivariable analyses find significantly higher GEC deficits for PHIV compared with PHU

  10. Food composition and acid-base balance: alimentary alkali depletion and acid load in herbivores.

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    Kiwull-Schöne, Heidrun; Kiwull, Peter; Manz, Friedrich; Kalhoff, Hermann

    2008-02-01

    Alkali-enriched diets are recommended for humans to diminish the net acid load of their usual diet. In contrast, herbivores have to deal with a high dietary alkali impact on acid-base balance. Here we explore the role of nutritional alkali in experimentally induced chronic metabolic acidosis. Data were collected from healthy male adult rabbits kept in metabolism cages to obtain 24-h urine and arterial blood samples. Randomized groups consumed rabbit diets ad libitum, providing sufficient energy but variable alkali load. One subgroup (n = 10) received high-alkali food and approximately 15 mEq/kg ammonium chloride (NH4Cl) with its drinking water for 5 d. Another group (n = 14) was fed low-alkali food for 5 d and given approximately 4 mEq/kg NH4Cl daily for the last 2 d. The wide range of alimentary acid-base load was significantly reflected by renal base excretion, but normal acid-base conditions were maintained in the arterial blood. In rabbits fed a high-alkali diet, the excreted alkaline urine (pH(u) > 8.0) typically contained a large amount of precipitated carbonate, whereas in rabbits fed a low-alkali diet, both pH(u) and precipitate decreased considerably. During high-alkali feeding, application of NH4Cl likewise decreased pH(u), but arterial pH was still maintained with no indication of metabolic acidosis. During low-alkali feeding, a comparably small amount of added NH4Cl further lowered pH(u) and was accompanied by a significant systemic metabolic acidosis. We conclude that exhausted renal base-saving function by dietary alkali depletion is a prerequisite for growing susceptibility to NH4Cl-induced chronic metabolic acidosis in the herbivore rabbit.

  11. A bacteriophage tubulin harnesses dynamic instability to center DNA in infected cells.

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    Erb, Marcella L; Kraemer, James A; Coker, Joanna K C; Chaikeeratisak, Vorrapon; Nonejuie, Poochit; Agard, David A; Pogliano, Joe

    2014-01-01

    Dynamic instability, polarity, and spatiotemporal organization are hallmarks of the microtubule cytoskeleton that allow formation of complex structures such as the eukaryotic spindle. No similar structure has been identified in prokaryotes. The bacteriophage-encoded tubulin PhuZ is required to position DNA at mid-cell, without which infectivity is compromised. Here, we show that PhuZ filaments, like microtubules, stochastically switch from growing in a distinctly polar manner to catastrophic depolymerization (dynamic instability) both in vitro and in vivo. One end of each PhuZ filament is stably anchored near the cell pole to form a spindle-like array that orients the growing ends toward the phage nucleoid so as to position it near mid-cell. Our results demonstrate how a bacteriophage can harness the properties of a tubulin-like cytoskeleton for efficient propagation. This represents the first identification of a prokaryotic tubulin with the dynamic instability of microtubules and the ability to form a simplified bipolar spindle.

  12. Comparing utilitarian and hedonic usefulness to user intention in multipurpose information systems.

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    Gu, Ja-Chul; Fan, Liu; Suh, Yung Ho; Lee, Sang-Chul

    2010-06-01

    This research studies the differences between productivity-oriented (or utilitarian) and entertainment-oriented (or hedonic) usefulness for a multipurpose information system in user acceptance models, as information systems can be high or low in both hedonic and utilitarian attributes. Accordingly, perceived usefulness (PU) is divided into perceived utilitarian usefulness (PUU) and perceived hedonic usefulness (PHU) to provide a better understanding of users' intention for accepting IT. To test the proposed model more effectively, this research targets instant messaging (IM), which is an extremely popular and increasingly important communication system, both utilitarian and hedonic in nature. This research compares the difference across two groups: students for hedonic purpose and employees for utilitarian purpose. We conclude that the proposed model, which distinguishes between utilitarian and hedonic usefulness, is more effective than previous models in which the usefulness was not distinguished. Both PUU and PHU have an effect on intention to use. Employees consider PUU more important in their intention to use IM, while students are more influenced by PHU.

  13. Enantioselective synthesis of helicenequinones and -bisquinones.

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    Urbano, Antonio; Carreño, M Carmen

    2013-02-01

    A convergent approach based on Diels-Alder reactions between polycyclic dienes and benzoquinones has emerged as a powerful tool for the construction of helicenequinones and bisquinones. Chemical resolution and asymmetric Diels-Alder reactions with sulfinyl quinones provide direct access to enantiopure derivatives. Biaryl or ferrocenyl dienes can be resolved leading to helicenequinones having additional axial or planar chirality.

  14. Triterpenoids from Arctium lappa.

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    Jeelani, S; Khuroo, M A

    2012-01-01

    Phytochemical investigation of the leaves of Arctium lappa led to the isolation of two triterpenoids, characterised by NMR, IR and MS as 3α-hydroxylanosta-5,15-diene and 3α-acetoxy-hop-22(29)-ene. 3α-hydroxylanosta-5,15-diene is a new triterpenoid and is isolated for the first time from this genus.

  15. Preference of Ruthenium-Based Metathesis Catalysts toward Z- and E-Alkenes as a Guide for Selective Reactions to Alkene Stereoisomers.

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    Lee, Jihong; Kim, Kyung Hwan; Lee, Ok Suk; Choi, Tae-Lim; Lee, Hee-Seung; Ihee, Hyotcherl; Sohn, Jeong-Hun

    2016-09-01

    As a guide for selective reactions toward either Z- or E-alkene in a metathesis reaction, the relative preference of metathesis Ru catalysts for each stereoisomer was determined by a method using time-dependent fluorescence quenching. We found that Ru-1 prefers the Z-isomer over the E-isomer, whereas Ru-2 prefers the E-isomer over the Z-isomer. The Z/E-alkene preference of the catalysts precisely predicted the Z/E isomeric selectivity in the metathesis reactions of diene substrates possessing combinations of Z/E-alkenes. For the diene substrates, the rate order of the reactions using Ru-1 was Z,Z-1,6-diene > Z,E-1,6-diene > E,E-1,6-diene, while the completely opposite order of E,E-1,6-diene > Z,E-1,6-diene > Z,Z-1,6-diene was exhibited in the case of Ru-2.

  16. Learning Non-Local Dependencies

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    Kuhn, Gustav; Dienes, Zoltan

    2008-01-01

    This paper addresses the nature of the temporary storage buffer used in implicit or statistical learning. Kuhn and Dienes [Kuhn, G., & Dienes, Z. (2005). Implicit learning of nonlocal musical rules: implicitly learning more than chunks. "Journal of Experimental Psychology-Learning Memory and Cognition," 31(6) 1417-1432] showed that people could…

  17. Bromine radical-mediated sequential radical rearrangement and addition reaction of alkylidenecyclopropanes.

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    Kippo, Takashi; Hamaoka, Kanako; Ryu, Ilhyong

    2013-01-16

    Bromine radical-mediated cyclopropylcarbinyl-homoallyl rearrangement of alkylidenecyclopropanes was effectively accomplished by C-C bond formation with allylic bromides, which led to the syntheses of 2-bromo-1,6-dienes. A three-component coupling reaction comprising alkylidenecyclopropanes, allylic bromides, and carbon monoxide also proceeded well to give 2-bromo-1,7-dien-5-ones in good yield.

  18. Preference of Ruthenium-Based Metathesis Catalysts toward Z- and E-Alkenes as a Guide for Selective Reactions to Alkene Stereoisomers.

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    Lee, Jihong; Kim, Kyung Hwan; Lee, Ok Suk; Choi, Tae-Lim; Lee, Hee-Seung; Ihee, Hyotcherl; Sohn, Jeong-Hun

    2016-09-01

    As a guide for selective reactions toward either Z- or E-alkene in a metathesis reaction, the relative preference of metathesis Ru catalysts for each stereoisomer was determined by a method using time-dependent fluorescence quenching. We found that Ru-1 prefers the Z-isomer over the E-isomer, whereas Ru-2 prefers the E-isomer over the Z-isomer. The Z/E-alkene preference of the catalysts precisely predicted the Z/E isomeric selectivity in the metathesis reactions of diene substrates possessing combinations of Z/E-alkenes. For the diene substrates, the rate order of the reactions using Ru-1 was Z,Z-1,6-diene > Z,E-1,6-diene > E,E-1,6-diene, while the completely opposite order of E,E-1,6-diene > Z,E-1,6-diene > Z,Z-1,6-diene was exhibited in the case of Ru-2. PMID:27463964

  19. Biotransformation of dianabol with the filamentous fungi and β-glucuronidase inhibitory activity of resulting metabolites.

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    Khan, Naik T; Zafar, Salman; Noreen, Shagufta; Al Majid, Abdullah M; Al Othman, Zeid A; Al-Resayes, Saud Ibrahim; Atta-ur-Rahman; Choudhary, M Iqbal

    2014-07-01

    Biotransformation of the anabolic steroid dianabol (1) by suspended-cell cultures of the filamentous fungi Cunninghamella elegans and Macrophomina phaseolina was studied. Incubation of 1 with C. elegans yielded five hydroxylated metabolites 2-6, while M. phaseolina transformed compound 1 into polar metabolites 7-11. These metabolites were identified as 6β,17β-dihydroxy-17α-methylandrost-1,4-dien-3-one (2), 15α,17β-dihydroxy-17α-methylandrost-1,4-dien-3-one (3), 11α,17β-dihydroxy-17α-methylandrost-1,4-dien-3-one (4), 6β,12β,17β-trihydroxy-17α-methylandrost-1,4-dien-3-one (5), 6β,15α,17β-trihydroxy-17α-methylandrost-1,4-dien-3-one (6), 17β-hydroxy-17α-methylandrost-1,4-dien-3,6-dione (7), 7β,17β,-dihydroxy-17α-methylandrost-1,4-dien-3-one (8), 15β,17β-dihydroxy-17α-methylandrost-1,4-dien-3-one (9), 17β-hydroxy-17α-methylandrost-1,4-dien-3,11-dione (10), and 11β,17β-dihydroxy-17α-methylandrost-1,4-dien-3-one (11). Metabolite 3 was also transformed chemically into diketone 12 and oximes 13, and 14. Compounds 6 and 12-14 were identified as new derivatives of dianabol (1). The structures of all transformed products were deduced on the basis of spectral analyses. Compounds 1-14 were evaluated for β-glucuronidase enzyme inhibitory activity. Compounds 7, 13, and 14 showed a strong inhibition of β-glucuronidase enzyme, with IC50 values between 49.0 and 84.9 μM. PMID:24755238

  20. Utilization of services provided by village based ethnic minority midwives in mountainous villages of Vietnam

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    Doan, Duong Thi Thuy; Bui, Ha Thi Thu; Le, Thi Minh; Duong, Duc Minh; Luu, Hong Thi; Dinh, Tuan Anh; Mirzoev, Tolib

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Since 2011, the Vietnam’s Ministry of Health implemented the ethnic minority midwives (EMMs) scheme in order to increase the utilization of maternal health services by women from ethnic minorities and those living in hard-to-reach mountainous areas. This paper analyzes the utilization of antenatal, delivery, and postpartum care provided by EMMs and reports the key determinants of utilization of EMM services as perceived by service users. Methods A structured questionnaire was administered in 2015 to all mothers (n=320) who gave birth to a live-born during a 1-year period in 31 villages which had EMM in two provinces, Dien Bien and Kon Tum. A multivariate logistic regression model was used to examine the association between all potential factors and the use of services provided by EMMs. Results We found that EMMs provided more antenatal care and postnatal care as compared with delivery services, which corresponded to their job descriptions. The results also showed that utilization of antenatal care provided by EMMs was lower than that of postnatal care. The proportion of those who never heard about EMM was high (24%). Among the mothers who knew about EMM services, 33.4% had antenatal checkups, 20.1% were attended during home deliveries, and 57.3% had postnatal visits by an EMM. Key factors that determined the use of EMM services included knowledge of the location of EMM’s house, being aware about EMMs by health workers, trust in services provided by EMMs, and perception that many others mothers in a village also knew about EMM services. Conclusion EMM seems to be an important mechanism to ensure assistance during home births and postnatal care for ethnic minority groups, who are often resistant to attend health facilities. Building trust and engaging with communities are the key facilitators to increase the utilization of services provided by EMMs. Communication campaigns to raise awareness about EMMs and to promote their services in the village

  1. Zircon U-Pb ages and geochemistry of granitoids in the Truong Son terrane, Vietnam: Tectonic and metallogenic implications

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    Shi, Mei-Feng; Lin, Fang-Cheng; Fan, Wen-Yu; Deng, Qi; Cong, Feng; Tran, My-Dung; Zhu, Hua-Ping; Wang, Hong

    2015-04-01

    Truong Son terrane, one of the most important tectonic and metallogenic terranes in Indochina block, is composed of many volcano-plutonic complexes. Reported here is geochronological and geochemical data obtained from six different volcano-plutonic complexes. The new data reveals that the granite from the Hai Van complex is 438 Ma in age, and shows collision-related geochemical characteristics; whereas another five samples from five volcano-plutonic complexes present consistent emplacement and crystallization ages ranging from 261 to 242 Ma. Dien Bien granodiorite, Phia Bioc monzogranite and Dong Trau rhyolite display typical subduction-related calc-alkaline affinity (e.g., depletion in Nb-Ta and Ti and enrichment in Rb and La), while monzogranite from Song Ma complex displays collision-related shoshoniteseries and granites from Bengiang-Queson complex are related to post-collision calc-alkaline series. Based on these observations, in combination with the previous published geochronological data, we propose that at least four major stages of magmatic activities occurred during the Paleozoic and the Early Mesozoic through the Truong Son terrane: Ordovician-Silurian (420-470 Ma), Late Carboniferous-Early Permian (280-300 Ma), Late Permian to Mid-Triassic (245-270 Ma) and Middle-Late Triassic (200-245 Ma). These magmatic activities are not only attributed to the Tethyan Song Ma ocean southwestward subduction but also related to Paleo Tamky-Phuoc Son oceanic bidirectional subduction. Synthesized with regional metallogenic data, we identified three metallogenic epochs: (1) Late Carboniferous-Early Permian (280-300 Ma) arc-magmatic hydrothermal Cu-Au-Fe polymetallic metallogenic system related to the Tamky-Phuoc Son ocean north-dipping subduction; (2) Late Permian-Middle Triassic (245-280 Ma) arc-magmatic hydrothermal Cu-Au-Fe and orogenic W-Sn-Au polymetallic metallogenic system, which linked to both Paleo-Tethyan Song Ma ocean south-dipping subduction and Tamky

  2. Crystal structure of μ-1κC:2(η2)-carbonyl-carbonyl-1κC-chlorido-2κCl-μ-chlorido­borylene-1:2κ2 B:B-[1(η5)-penta­methyl­cyclo­penta­dien­yl](tri­cyclo­hexyl­phosphane-2κP)iron(II)platinum(II) benzene monosolvate

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    Braunschweig, Holger; Kramer, Thomas

    2014-01-01

    In the mol­ecular structure of the dinuclear title compound [η5-(C5(CH3)5)(CO)Fe{(μ-BCl)(μ-CO)}PtCl(P(C6H11)3)]·C6H6, the two metal atoms, iron(II) and platinum(II), are bridged by one carbonyl (μ-CO) and one chlorido­borylene ligand (μ-BCl). The PtII atom is additionally bound to a chloride ligand situated trans to the bridging borylene, and a tri­cyclo­hexyl­phosphane ligand (PCy3) trans to the carbonyl ligand, forming a distorted square-planar structural motif at the PtII atom. The FeII atom is bound to a penta­methyl­cyclo­penta­dienyl ligand [η5-C5(CH3)5] and one carbonyl ligand (CO), forming a piano-stool structure. Additionally, one benzene solvent mol­ecule is incorporated into the crystal structure, positioned staggered relative to the penta­methyl­cyclo­penta­dienyl ligand at the FeII atom, with a centroid–centroid separation of 3.630 (2) Å. PMID:25484763

  3. Crystal structure of μ-oxido-1,1′κ2 O:O-bis{tetra-μ-oxido-1:2κ2 O:O;1:3κ2 O:O;2:3κ4 O:O-tris[1,2,3(η5)-penta­methyl­cyclo­penta­dien­yl]-trianglo-trititanium(IV)}

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    Pérez-Redondo, Adrián; Martín, Avelino

    2015-01-01

    The title polynuclear organometallic titanium(IV) oxide, [{Ti3(η5-C5Me5)3(μ-O)4}2(μ-O)], exhibits two Ti3O4 cores bridged by an O atom located on a twofold axis. All metal centres present the typical three-legged piano-stool coordination environment, where one site is occupied by a penta­methyl­cyclo­penta­dienyl ligand linked in an η5-coordination fashion, while three bridging O atoms fill the other three sites. PMID:26029420

  4. Volatile components from European liverworts Marsupella emarginata, M. aquatica and M. alpina.

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    Adio, Adewale Martins; Paul, Claudia; König, Wilfried A; Muhle, Hermann

    2002-09-01

    The hydrodistillation products of the liverworts Marsupella emarginata, M. aquatica and M. alpina were investigated by spectroscopic methods. A number of new compounds could be isolated by preparative gas chromatography (GC) and identified by spectroscopic techniques including GC-mass spectrometry, NMR and chemical correlations in conjunction with enantioselective GC. From M. emarginata, in addition to many known compounds, the sesquiterpene hydrocarbon (-)-7-epi-eremophila-1(10),8,11-triene (1) and the sesquiterpene derivatives (-)-4-epi-marsupellol (2), (-)-marsupellol acetate (18), (-)-4-epi-marsupellol acetate (4), (+)-5-hydroxymarsupellol acetate (5) and (-)-9-acetoxygymnomitr-8(12)-ene (24) could be identified. In M. aquatica the sesquiterpene hydrocarbons (-)-myltayl-8(12)-ene (7), ent-(+)-amorpha-4,11-diene (8), (-)-amorpha-4,7(11)-diene (9), the sesquiterpene alcohol (+)-9-hydroxyselina-4,11-diene (10) and (-)-2-acetoxyamorpha-4,7(11)-diene (11) were identified. In M. alpina (-)-trans-selina-4(15),11-dien-5-ol (12), (+)-8,9-epoxyselina-4,11-diene (13) and (+)-cis-selina-4(15),11-dien-5-ol (14) were found as new natural products.

  5. Synthesis, structural and electrochemical properties of nickel(II) sulfamethazine complex with diethylenetriamine ligand.

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    Bulut, İclal; Öztürk, Filiz; Bulut, Ahmet

    2015-03-01

    In this study, [Ni(dien)2]⋅smz2⋅(Hsmz: sulfamethazine and dien: diethylenetriamine) complex has been synthesized and its crystal structure has been determined by X-ray diffraction technique. The title complex crystallizes in orthorhombic system with space group Pbnb [a=8.556(5), b=16.228(5), c=28.209(5)Å, V=3917(3)Å(3) and Z=4]. The nickel(II) ion has distorted octahedral coordination geometry. The metal atom, which rides on a crystallographic center of symmetry, is coordinated by six nitrogen atoms of two dien ligands to form a discrete [Ni(dien)2](2+) unit, which captures two sulfamethazine ions, each through intermolecular hydrogen bonds. The powder EPR spectrum of Cu(2+) doped Ni(II) complex was recorded at room temperature. The vibrational investigation has been carried out by considering the characteristic bands related to the functional groups of the complex. The electrochemical behavior of Ni(II) ions in the presence and in the absence of smz and dien were studied by square wave and cyclic voltammetry. A well-defined irreversible peak at -1.112V different from those of the Ni(II)-smz (-0.876V) and the Ni(II)-dien complex (-1.064V) was observed in the solution containing Ni(II) ions, which was attributed to the formation of the new mixed ligand complex of Ni(II) with smz and dien.

  6. Analyse des facteurs prédictifs de malignité des goitres nodulaires : à propos de 500 cas

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    Bouaity, Brahim; Darouassi, Youssef; Chihani, Mehdi; Touati, Mohamed Mliha; Ammar, Haddou

    2016-01-01

    Les nodules thyroïdiens sont très fréquents et moins de 10% d'entre eux sont malin. Ils posent un véritable problème diagnostique et thérapeutique surtout par rapport à leur nature bénigne ou maligne. L’étude de certains facteurs cliniques et paracliniques de présomption de malignité permet de bien codifier la stratégie thérapeutique. Le but de ce travail est d’étudier les facteurs prédictifs de malignité des goitres nodulaires et comparer nos résultats à ceux de la littérature. Il s'agit d'une étude rétrospective à propos de 500 cas de goitres nodulaires opérés au service d'Oto-rhino-laryngologie (ORL) et Chirurgie cervico-faciale (CCF) de l'hôpital militaire Avicenne de Marrakech entre 2006 et 2012. Le pourcentage de cancers a été de 6,8%. L’âge moyen de nos patients était de 46 ans, avec une sex-ratio de 5 (F/H). A la palpation cervicale; le caractère dure du nodule a été constaté dans 94,4% des cas de cancer, avec des limites irrégulières dans 64,70% des cas de cancer. Trois nodules étaient fixes et ils étaient tous malins. Les adénopathies cervicales ont été constatées chez 8 malades dont 7 présentaient des cancers. A l’échographie, 61,8% des nodules malins présentaient un aspect hypoéchogène, avec des contours flous dans 88,24% des cas. La vascularisation intra nodulaire était présente dans 35,3% de ces cas des cancers avec des microcalcifications chez 55,9% d'entre eux. Le halo hypoéchogene périnodulaire était incomplet dans 73,5% des cas de cancer. Nos patients étaient en euthyroïdie dans 84,6% des cas. Les facteurs prédictifs de malignité d'un goitre nodulaire, étaient donc dans notre étude d'abord cliniques: l’âge supérieur à 60 ans, la consistance dure du nodule, sa fixité, son caractère irrégulier et mal limité à la palpation, ainsi que la présence d'adénopathie(s) cervicale(s) à l'examen; et échographiques: le caractère hypoéchogène, les limites floues, la présence de

  7. Synthesis of (+)-Discodermolide by Catalytic Stereoselective Borylation Reactions**

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    Yu, Zhiyong; Ely, Robert J.

    2014-01-01

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

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

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

    2014-09-01

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

  9. Cucurbitane-type triterpenoids from the fruit pulp of Momordica charantia.

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    Liao, Yun-Wen; Chen, Chiy-Rong; Kuo, Yueh-Hsiung; Hsu, Jue-Liang; Shih, Wen-Ling; Cheng, Hsueh-Ling; Huang, Tzou-Chi; Chang, Chi-I

    2012-12-01

    Three new cucurbitane-type triterpenoids, 5beta,19-epoxy-23(R)-methoxycucurbita-6,24-dien-3beta-ol (1), 5beta,19-epoxy-23(S)-methoxycucurbita-6,24-dien-3beta-ol (2), and 3beta-hydroxy-23(R)-methoxycucurbita-6,24-dien-5beta,19-olide (3), were isolated from the fruit pulp of Momordica charantia. Their structures were established on the basis of extensive NMR (1H, 13C, COSY, HMQC, HMBC, and NOESY) and EI-MS studies. Compound 1 exhibited cytotoxic activity against the SK-Hep 1 cell line.

  10. Two new 19-oxygenated polyhydroxy steroids from the hainan soft coral Sinularia sp.

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    Jia, Rui; Guo, Yue-Wei; Mollo, Ernesto; Cimino, Guido

    2005-12-01

    Two new 19-oxygenated polyhydroxy steroids, 24-methylcholesta-5, 24(28)-diene-3 beta, 7 beta, 19-triol-19-monoacetate (1), 24-methylcholesta-5, 24(28)-diene-3 beta, 7 beta, 19-triol-7 beta, 19-diacetate (3), together with a known steroid, 24-methylcholesta-5, 24(28)-diene-3 beta, 7 beta, 19-triol-7 beta-monoacetate (4), have been isolated from the soft coral Sinularia sp. collected from the South China Sea and characterized through interpretation of spectral data.

  11. [Chemical constituents from the south China sea gorgonian coral Subergorgia reticulata].

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    Yang, Jin; Qi, Shu-hua; Zhang, Si; Li, Qing-xin

    2006-06-01

    Nine compounds, cholesterol (1), ergostra-7,22-diene-3beta, 5alpha, 6beta-triol (2), cholesta-7,22-diene-3beta, 5alpha, 6beta-triol (3),5,8-epidioxycampesta-6,22-dien-3-o1 (4), batyl alcohol (5), theine (6), thymine (7), uracil (8), guanine (9), were isolated from the South China Sea gorgonian coral Subergorgia reticulata and their structures elucidated on the basis of spectral data. All of these compounds were isolated for the first time from this gorgonian coral.

  12. ENSO and anthropogenic impacts on phytoplankton diversity in tropical coastal waters

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    Doan-Nhu, Hai; Nguyen-Ngoc, Lam; Nguyen, Chi-Thoi

    2016-01-01

    16-year phytoplankton data were analysed to assess ENSO and anthropogenic impacts on biodiversity and community structure at 3 locations (Nha-Trang and Phan-Thiet Bays and near Phu-Qui Island) in South Centre Viet Nam to understand (1) the primary scales of change in phytoplankton community structure, and traditional and taxonomic diversity indices; (2) the significance of environmental changes and/or climate variability on phytoplankton diversity; and (3) the usefulness of these long-term data for analysing future impacts of anthropogenic and climate changes. Traditional and taxonomic diversity indices were compared and tested in linkage with environmental conditions and ENSO. Nutrient data indicated stronger environmental impacts in Phan-Thiet Bay, milder in Nha-Trang Bay and less noticeable near Phu-Qui Island. There were measurable impacts of both anthropogenic and ENSO on phytoplankton at different locations in various parameters, e.g. species number, diversity and community structures. The lowest diversity was recorded in the most anthropogenically impacted site, Phan-Thiet Bay. Although a stronger impact on phytoplankton was recorded in ENSO year in Phan Thiet Bay, quantitative separation between anthropogenic and ENSO impacts using phytoplankton biodiversity indices was impossible. In the waters with less anthropogenic impacts, ENSO effects on taxonomic diversity was better indicated by negative phytoplankton responses to the ONI index (Nha-Trang Bay) and recovery of phytoplankton after the ENSO events (near Phu-Qui Island). Among the diversity indices, the taxonomic diversity indices (e.g. Δ+ and Λ+) better described impacts of ENSO than the traditional ones.

  13. Measles prevention in adolescents: lessons learnt from implementing a high school catch-up vaccination programme in New South Wales, Australia, 2014–2015

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    Seale, Holly; Sheppeard, Vicky; Campbell-Lloyd, Sue

    2016-01-01

    Introduction In response to a significant increase of measles cases and a high percentage of unvaccinated adolescents in New South Wales, Australia, a measles high school catch-up vaccination programme was implemented between August and December 2014. This study aimed to explore the factors affecting school-based supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) and to inform future SIA and routine school-based vaccination programme implementation and service provision. Methods Focus group analysis was conducted among public health unit (PHU) staff responsible for implementing the SIA catch-up programme. Key areas discussed were pre-programme planning, implementation, resources, consent materials, media activity and future directions for school vaccination programme delivery. Sessions were audio recorded, transcribed verbatim and reviewed. Thematic analysis was conducted to identify the major themes. Results Two independent focus groups with 32 participants were conducted in January 2015. Barriers to the SIA implementation included lead time, consent processes, interagency collaboration, access to the targeted cohort and the impact of introducing a SIA to an already demanding curriculum and school programme immunization schedule. A positive PHU school coordinator rapport and experience of PHU staff facilitated the implementation. Consideration of different approaches for pre-clinic vaccination status checks, student involvement in the vaccination decision, online consent, workforce sharing between health districts and effective programme planning time were identified for improving future SIA implementation. Conclusion Although many barriers to school programme implementation have been identified in this study, with adequate resourcing and lead time, SIAs implemented via a routine school vaccination programme are an appropriate model to target adolescents. PMID:27757258

  14. Relationships between ultimate pH and microbial, chemical, and physical characteristics of vacuum-packaged pork loins.

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    Knox, B L; van Laack, R L J M; Davidson, P M

    2008-04-01

    This study evaluated the effect of ultimate pH (pHu) of pork on shelf life based upon microbial growth, drip loss, and oxidative rancidity (2-thiobarbituric acid [TBA] procedure) in vacuum-packaged loins stored at 4 degrees C. Glucose and lactate concentrations of the pork loins were also measured. Thirty-six pork loins (pH = 5.56 to 6.57) were collected at a commercial slaughter facility 1-d postslaughter. All pigs were from the same genetic line. Loins were grouped by pH (group: pH range): A: 5.55 to 5.70, B: 5.71 to 5.85, C: 5.86 to 6.00, D: 6.01 to 6.15, and E: > 6.16. They were analyzed at days 0, 6, 14, 24, and 34. For aerobic plate counts, groups A and B were significantly lower than C through E, while psychrotrophic or Enterobacteriaceae counts of groups A and A through C were significantly lower than groups B through E and D and E, respectively. Lactic acid bacteria counts were not significantly influenced by pHu. Group A had higher glucose concentrations than groups C through E and higher lactate concentrations than groups D through E on most sampling days. Group A had a higher TBA value than group E at days 0 and 34. Group A displayed greater drip loss than groups D and E at day 6 and groups B through D on days 24 and 34. Based on the microbial and drip loss results, a pork loin pHu of 5.8 to 5.9 appears to be optimum to provide a vacuum-packaged shelf life of at least 24 d with minimum drip loss. PMID:18387112

  15. New domino transposition/intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction in monocyclic allenols: a general strategy for tricyclic compounds.

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    Alcaide, Benito; Almendros, Pedro; Aragoncillo, Cristina; Redondo, María C

    2002-07-21

    A novel and direct synthetic strategy to prepare fused tricycles has been developed from monocyclic allenols, masked functionalized dienes, which underwent a domino allenol transposition/intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction.

  16. NMR spectroscopy for assessment of lipid oxidation during frying

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    Except for total polar compounds (TPC), polymerized triacylglycerols (PTAG) and fatty acid composition, most other current standard methods for lipid oxidation detect very small amounts of oxidation products such as hydroperoxides, conjugated dienes, aldehydes, and epoxides. Therefore, amounts of th...

  17. Alkanediyl and related derivatives of permethylhafnocene

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    Bercaw, J.E.; Moss, J.R.

    1992-02-01

    The objective of this study was to investigate the synthesis of alkanediyl complexes of some early transition metals and to compare their chemistry with that of the known mononuclear alkyl complexes. Reactions of hafnium complexes with dienes are described.

  18. Ozonolysis of unsaturated compounds in the synthesis of insect pheromones and juvenoids

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    Ishmuratov, Gumer Yu; Kharisov, Rinat Ya; Odinokov, Viktor N.; Tolstikov, Genrikh A.

    1995-06-01

    The review surveys data on the use of the ozonolysis of cyclic and acyclic monoenes, dienes, and trienes in various stages of the total synthesis of insect pheromones and juvenoids. The bibliography includes 178 references.

  19. Synthesis of tetrasubstituted 1-silyloxy-3-aminobutadienes and chemistry beyond Diels–Alder reactions

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    Li, Xijian; Peng, Siyu; Li, Li; Huang, Yong

    2015-01-01

    Electron-rich dienes have revolutionized the synthesis of complex compounds since the discovery of the legendary Diels–Alder cycloaddition reaction. This highly efficient bond-forming process has served as a fundamental strategy to assemble many structurally formidable molecules. Amino silyloxy butadienes are arguably the most reactive diene species that are isolable and bottleable. Since the pioneering discovery by Rawal, 1-amino-3-silyloxybutadienes have been found to undergo cycloaddition reactions with unparalleled mildness, leading to significant advances in both asymmetric catalysis and total synthesis of biologically active natural products. In sharp contrast, this class of highly electron-rich conjugated olefins has not been studied in non-cycloaddition reactions. Here we report a simple synthesis of tetrasubstituted 1-silyloxy-3-aminobutadienes, a complementarily substituted Rawal's diene. This family of molecules is found to undergo a series of intriguing chemical transformations orthogonal to cycloaddition reactions. Structurally diverse polysubstituted ring architectures are established in one step from these dienes. PMID:25898310

  20. Kinetics and mechanism of the oxidation of alkenes and silanes by hydrogen peroxide catalyzed by methylrhenium trioxide (MTO) and a novel application of electrospray mass spectrometry to study the hydrolysis of MTO

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    Tan, Haisong

    1999-11-08

    Conjugated dienes were oxidized by hydrogen peroxide with methylrhenium trioxide (MTO) as catalyst. Methylrhenium bis-peroxide was the major reactive catalyst present. Hydroxyalkenes and trisubstituted silane were also tested. Mechanisms for each of these reactions are presented.

  1. The dinosaurs of Thailand

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    Buffetaut, Eric; Suteethorn, Varavudh

    After more than ten years of Thai-French research, the Thai dinosaur record, from the continental rocks of the Khorat Plateau, is, to date, the best in Southeast Asia. The oldest evidence consists of footprints of small dinosaurs from the Middle to Late Jurassic Phra Wihan Formation. The most varied dinosaur assemblage hitherto found in Thailand comes from the Late Jurassic Sao Khua Formation; it is dominated by sauropods, but also includes various theropods. Large theropod footprints are known from the Early Cretaceous Phu Phan Formation. Theropods and the primitive ceratopsian Psittacosaurus occur in the Aptian-Albian Khok Kruat Formation.

  2. Two new triterpenoid saponins from Dianthus superbus L.

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    Chen, Xia; Luo, Jian-Guang; Kong, Ling-Yi

    2010-06-01

    Two new triterpenoid saponins (1 and 2) were isolated from the dried aerial parts of Dianthus superbus L. (Caryophyllaceae). Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectral data to be 3-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl olean-9(11),12-diene-23,28-dioic acid 28-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside (1) and 3-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl olean-11,13(18)-diene-23,28-dioic acid 28-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside (2).

  3. Second-sphere coordination in anion binding: Synthesis, characterization and X-ray structures of bis(diethylenetriamine)cobalt(III) complexes containing benzoates

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    Bala, Ritu; Kaur, Amrinder; Kashyap, Monika; Janzen, Daron E.

    2014-04-01

    New complexes of composition s-fac-[Co(dien)2]Cl2(Bz)·H2O (1), s-fac-[Co(dien)2]Cl(p-CBz)2·4.5H2O (2) and mer-[Co(dien)2](p-NBz)3·3H2O (3) were obtained by reacting aqueous solutions of bis(diethylenetriamine)cobalt(III) chloride and sodium salts of benzoates ((Bz = benzoate, CBz = p-chlorobenzoate, NBz = p-nitrobenzoate)) in 1:3 molar ratio. These complexes were characterized by TG analysis and spectroscopic studies (IR, NMR and UV-vis). IR and NMR studies were used for the isomeric identification of [Co(dien)2]3+ in new complexes. This cation, contains ligand diethylenetriamine (dien) bearing H-bond donors, capable of forming hydrogen bonds and its binding properties with benzoates have been studied using standard UV-vis spectroscopic titrations in aqueous medium (log k for Bz = 2.11, p-CBz = 3.64 and p-NBz = 3.66). Single crystal X-ray study of complex 2 and 3 reveals that both the structures are dominantly stabilized by second-sphere coordination through H-bonding interactions of type-NH (dien)⋯O (benzoates) and H (water)⋯O (benzoates) in addition to the electrostatic forces of attractions. Further, the NH (dien)⋯Cl- (counter ion) and NH (dien)⋯O (water) types of interactions are also playing a dominant role to stabilize the crystal lattice in complex 2 and 3 respectively.

  4. Intramolecular 1,1-carboboration versus intermolecular FLP addition in reactions of boranes and bis(phenylethynyl)telluroether.

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    Tsao, Fu An; Lough, Alan J; Stephan, Douglas W

    2015-03-11

    Reactions of boranes with Te(CCPh)2 proceed via initial intermolecular 1,1-carboboration followed by either an intramolecular carboboration or an FLP addition to a second molecule of the intermediate, yielding 1-bora-4-tellurocyclohexa-2,5-diene heterocycles or tricylic derivatives of 1,4-ditellurocyclohexa-2,5-diene, respectively. The latter species is also shown to convert to the former upon heating.

  5. Rh(I)-catalyzed intramolecular carbonylative [2+2+1] cycloaddition reaction: preparation of bicyclo[5.3.0]decadienones with substituted cyclopentenone frameworks.

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    Mukai, Chisato; Takahashi, Yasuhito; Ogawa, Kumiko; Hayashi, Yujiro; Inagaki, Fuyuhiko

    2014-01-01

    The [RhCl(CO)2]2-catalyzed [2+2+1] cycloaddition of bis(allene)s, which have a substituent at the allenic terminus, produced the 8-substituted bicyclo[5.3.0]deca-1(10),6-dien-9-one frameworks. The synthesis of 8,10-dimethylbicyclo[5.3.0]deca-1(10),6-dien-9-one could also be achieved from the bis(1,1,3-trisubstituted-allene).

  6. Cobalt(III) porphyrin catalyzed aza-Diels-Alder reaction.

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    Wakabayashi, Ryota; Kurahashi, Takuya; Matsubara, Seijiro

    2012-09-21

    An efficient protocol for the aza-Diels-Alder reaction of electron-deficient 1,3-dienes with unactivated imines in the presence of a cationic cobalt(III) porphyrin complex was developed. The transformation proceeded smoothly to afford the desired piperidine scaffold within 2 h at ambient temperature. Highly chemoselective cycloaddition of imines with dienes in the presence of a variety of carbonyl compounds was also demonstrated.

  7. Thermal rearrangements in 1,2-poly/1,4-hexadiene/s

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    Golub, M. A.

    1978-01-01

    The work described was carried out to study the thermal rearrangements of two unsaturated diene polymers - 1,2-poly(cis-1,4-hexadiene) (CHD) and 1,2-poly(trans-1.4-hexadiene) (THD). It is shown that both CHD and THD have a predominatly 1,8 diene structure and seem to cyclize mainly by the (2 + 2) thermal cycloaddition of double bonds, and to a small extent also by sigmatropic rearrangement with hydrogen shift.

  8. Source identification and distribution reveals the potential of the geochemical Antarctic sea ice proxy IPSO25

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    Belt, S. T.; Smik, L.; Brown, T. A.; Kim, J.-H.; Rowland, S. J.; Allen, C. S.; Gal, J.-K.; Shin, K.-H.; Lee, J. I.; Taylor, K. W. R.

    2016-01-01

    The presence of a di-unsaturated highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) lipid biomarker (diene II) in Southern Ocean sediments has previously been proposed as a proxy measure of palaeo Antarctic sea ice. Here we show that a source of diene II is the sympagic diatom Berkeleya adeliensis Medlin. Furthermore, the propensity for B. adeliensis to flourish in platelet ice is reflected by an offshore downward gradient in diene II concentration in >100 surface sediments from Antarctic coastal and near-coastal environments. Since platelet ice formation is strongly associated with super-cooled freshwater inflow, we further hypothesize that sedimentary diene II provides a potentially sensitive proxy indicator of landfast sea ice influenced by meltwater discharge from nearby glaciers and ice shelves, and re-examination of some previous diene II downcore records supports this hypothesis. The term IPSO25—Ice Proxy for the Southern Ocean with 25 carbon atoms—is proposed as a proxy name for diene II. PMID:27573030

  9. Polyprenylated Phloroglucinols from Hypericum maculatum.

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    Nedialkov, Paraskev T; Momekov, Georgi; Kokanova-Nedialkova, Zlatina K; Heilmann, Jörg

    2015-07-01

    A detailed phytochemical investigation of the dichloromethane extract of the aerial parts of Hypericum maculatum Crantz. led to the isolation of four new (2-5) and six known (1a/b, 6-10) polyprenylated phloroglucinol derivatives. The new compounds were identified by means of spectral methods (MS, NMR, IR, UV) as (E)-4-(3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dien-1-yl)-5-hydroxy-2-(3-methylbut-2-en-1-yl)-3,6-dioxocyclohexa-1,4-dien-1-yl isobutyrate (2), (E)-2-(3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dien-1-yl)-5-hydroxy-4-(3-methylbut-2-en-1-yl)-3,6-dioxocyclohexa-1,4-dien-1-yl isobutyrate (3), (E)-4-(3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dien-1-yl)-5-hydroxy-2-(3-methylbut-2-en-1-yl)-3,6-dioxocyclohexa-1,4-dien-1-yl 2-methylbutanoate (4) and (E)-2-(3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dien-1-yl)-5-hydroxy-4-(3-methylbut-2-en-1-yl)-3,6-dioxocyclohexa-1,4-dien-1-yl 2-methylbutanoate (5). The known compounds have been identified as hyperpolyphyllirin/hyperibine J (1a/b), erectquione A (6), (E)-1-(3-(3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dien--yl)-2,4,6-trihydroxyphenyl)-2-methylpropan-1-one (7), (E)-1-(3-(3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dien-1-yl)- 2,4,6-trihydroxyphenyl)-2-methylbutan-1-one (8), 1-(5,7-dihydroxy-2-methyl-2-(4-methylpent-3-en-1-yl)chroman-8-yl)-2-methylpropan-1-one (9) and 1-(6,8-dihydroxy-1,1,4a-trimethyl-2,3,4,4a,9,9a-hexahydro-1H-xanthen-5-yl)-2-methylpropan-1-one (10). The stereochemistry of 1a is described for the first time. The cytotoxicity of 1-6 on SKW-3, BV-173 and K-562 tumor cell lines was determined using MTT based assays. PMID:26411018

  10. Orthogonius species and diversity in Thailand (Coleoptera, Caraboidea, Orthogoniini), a result from the TIGER project.

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    Tian, Mingyi; Deuve, Thierry; Felix, Ron

    2012-01-01

    The carabid genus Orthogonius MacLeay is treated, based mainly on materials collected in Thailand through the TIGER project (the Thailand Inventory Group for Entomological Research). Among 290 specimens, 20 species are identified in total, 10 of them are new species: Orthogonius taghavianaesp. n. (Nakhon Nayok: Khao Yai National Park), Orthogonius coomanioidessp. n. (Phetchabun: Thung Salaeng Luang National Park), Orthogonius similarissp. n. (Phetchabun: Thung Salaeng Luang National Park; Loei: Phu Kradueng National Park), Orthogonius setosopalpigersp. n. (Phetchabun: Thung Salaeng Luang National Park), Orthogonius gracililamellasp. n. (Loei: Phu Kradueng National Park; Chaiyaphum: Tat Tone National Park), Orthogonius pseudochaudoirisp. n. (Phetchabum: Thung Salaeng Luang National Park; Nakhon Nayok: Khao Yai National Park), Orthogonius constrictussp. n. (Phetchabum: Thung Salaeng Luang National Park), Orthogonius pinophilussp. n. (Phetchabum: Thung Salaeng Luang National Park), Orthogonius varisp. n. (Cambodia: Siem Reap; Thailand: Ubon Ratchathani: Pha Taem National Park; Phetchabun: Thung Salaeng Luang National Park) and Orthogonius variabilissp. n. (Thailand: Phetchabun: Thung Salaeng Luang National Park; Nakhon Nayok: Khao Yai National Park; Phetchabun: Nam Nao National Park; China: Yunnan). In addition, Orthogonius mouhoti Chaudoir, 1871 and Orthogonius kirirom Tian & Deuve, 2008 are recorded in Thailand for the first time. In total, 30 species of Orthogonius have been recorded from Thailand, indicating that Thailand holds one of the richest Orthogonius faunas in the world. A provisional key to all Thai species is provided. A majority of Thai Orthogonius species are endemic. Among the ten national parks in which orthogonine beetles were collected, Thung Salaeng Luang holds the richest fauna, including 16 species.

  11. Bayesian meta-analysis of the effect of fasting, transport and lairage times on four attributes of pork meat quality.

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    Salmi, B; Trefan, L; Bünger, L; Doeschl-Wilson, A; Bidanel, J P; Terlouw, C; Larzul, C

    2012-03-01

    Technological meat quality is a significant economic factor in pork production, and numerous publications have shown that it is strongly influenced both by genetic status and by rearing and slaughter conditions. The quality of meat is often described by meat pH at different times postmortem, as well as by color and drip loss. A meta-analysis based on a database built from 27 studies corresponding to a total of 6526 animals classified was carried out. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to study the effect of fasting, lairage and transport durations on four main attributes of the technological pork meat quality. A Bayesian hierarchical meta-regression approach was adopted. The results of our meta-analysis showed that fasting time had a significant effect on pH measured 24h post-mortem (pHu) and drip loss (DL) measured in longissimus muscle. While, lairage affected only the pHu in semimembranosus muscle. Interestingly, we found that DL was the lone attribute that was affected by transport time and its interaction with fasting time.

  12. [Community vegetable gardens as a health promotion activity: an experience in Primary Healthcare Units].

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    Costa, Christiane Gasparini Araújo; Garcia, Mariana Tarricone; Ribeiro, Silvana Maria; Salandini, Marcia Fernanda de Sousa; Bógus, Cláudia Maria

    2015-10-01

    Urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) is being practiced in different settings, contributing to the improvement of health in communities and healthier environments. In order to identify the meanings and implications of the practice of UPA in Primary Healthcare Units (PHU) as an activity of health promotion (HP), and to what extent its therapeutic dimension characterizes it as an activity aligned with complementary and integrative practices (CIP), a qualitative cross-sectional study was performed in Embu das Artes, State of São Paulo. From the analysis, the following main themes arose: health concept, health outcomes, the return to traditional practices and habits and the reorientation of health services. It was possible to identify the close link between the cultivation of vegetable gardens and HP guidelines and fields of action, such as creating healthier environments, boosting community actions, developing personal skills, stimulating autonomy and empowerment and demands for the reorientation of services. The garden activities, set up in PHU areas, proved to be an implementation strategy of CIP. The conclusion reached is that vegetable gardening activities in community gardens are seen to be health promotion practices that integrate key elements of CIP. PMID:26465852

  13. [Community vegetable gardens as a health promotion activity: an experience in Primary Healthcare Units].

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    Costa, Christiane Gasparini Araújo; Garcia, Mariana Tarricone; Ribeiro, Silvana Maria; Salandini, Marcia Fernanda de Sousa; Bógus, Cláudia Maria

    2015-10-01

    Urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) is being practiced in different settings, contributing to the improvement of health in communities and healthier environments. In order to identify the meanings and implications of the practice of UPA in Primary Healthcare Units (PHU) as an activity of health promotion (HP), and to what extent its therapeutic dimension characterizes it as an activity aligned with complementary and integrative practices (CIP), a qualitative cross-sectional study was performed in Embu das Artes, State of São Paulo. From the analysis, the following main themes arose: health concept, health outcomes, the return to traditional practices and habits and the reorientation of health services. It was possible to identify the close link between the cultivation of vegetable gardens and HP guidelines and fields of action, such as creating healthier environments, boosting community actions, developing personal skills, stimulating autonomy and empowerment and demands for the reorientation of services. The garden activities, set up in PHU areas, proved to be an implementation strategy of CIP. The conclusion reached is that vegetable gardening activities in community gardens are seen to be health promotion practices that integrate key elements of CIP.

  14. Predicting meat quality traits of ovine m. semimembranosus, both fresh and following freezing and thawing, using a hand held Raman spectroscopic device.

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    Fowler, Stephanie M; Schmidt, Heinar; van de Ven, Remy; Wynn, Peter; Hopkins, David L

    2015-10-01

    Complementary studies were conducted to determine the potential for a Raman spectroscopic hand held device to predict meat quality traits of fresh lamb m. semimembranosus (topside) after ageing and freezing/thawing. Spectra were collected from 80 fresh muscles at 24h and 5d PM, another 80 muscles were measured at 24h, 5d and following freezing/thawing. Shear force, cooking loss, sarcomere length, colour, particle size, collagen content, pH24, pHu, purge and thaw loss were also measured. Results indicated a potential to predict pHu (R(2)cv=0.59), pH24 (R(2)cv=0.48) and purge (R(2)cv=0.42) using spectra collected 24h PM. L* could be predicted using spectra collected 24h (R(2)cv=0.33) or 5d PM (R(2)cv=0.33). This suggests that Raman spectroscopy is suited to identifying carcases which deviate from the normal metabolic processes and related meat quality traits.

  15. Synthesis, crystal structure, and magnetic properties, of a Cu(II) solid state compound derived from the 3,4,9,10-perylenetetracarboxylate anion and diethylenetriammine (abstract)

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    Valdes-Martinez, Jesus; Cervantes-Lee, Francisco; ter Haar, Leonard W.

    1993-05-01

    Several strategies have been used to develop novel magnetic materials. One of these is the simultaneous use of at least two different ligands, one an oxygen donor and the other a nitrogen donor. With this approach, using the optically interesting oxygen donor, 3,4,9,10-perylenetetracarboxylate anion (petca), and the tridentate nitrogen donor ligand, diethylenetriamine (dien), we recently reported1 the synthesis of the solid state Cu(II) compound, [Cu5(dien)5(petca)2H2O4] (ClO4)2ṡ2H2O (1). This compound contains three different copper species, a chain [Cu2 (dien)2(petca)n, a dimer [Cu2(dien)2(petca)(H2O)2] and a monomer [Cu(dien)(H2O)2] and several exchange pathways. We wish to report, that the dimeric units in 1 have been isolated. The structure of the compound [Cu2(dien)2(petca)H2O)2]ṡ13H2O (2), has been determined by an x-ray single-crystal diffraction study. Two different dimers are present in the unit cell: isolated dimer units, surrounded by water molecules; and dimers connected through hydrogen bonds in a way that resembles the chains in 1. In both cases, the Cu(II) ion is coordinated to one oxygen from the petca anion, the three nitrogen atoms of the dien, and a water molecule, in a nearly square planar geometry. The magnetic properties of this compound relate to these structural features.

  16. Cluster synthesis. 38. Formation of high-nuclearity platinum-osmium cluster complexes. Synthesis, structural characterizations, and interrelationships of Pt[sub 4]Os[sub 6](CO)[sub 22](COD), Pt[sub 5]Os[sub 6](CO)[sub 21](COD)[sub 2], Pt[sub 4]Os[sub 6](CO)[sub 19](COD)[sub 2], and Pt[sub 7]Os[sub 6](CO)[sub 21](COD)[sub 2] (COD = cycloocta-1,5-diene)

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    Adams, R.D.; Jauching Lii; Wengan Wu )

    1992-06-10

    The chemistry of heteronuclear cluster complexes containing Pt has attracted a great deal of interest becasue of the importance of Pt alloys to the process of catalytic petroleum reforming. Three new high-nuclearity Pt-Os carbonyl cluster complexes Pt[sub 4]Os[sub 6](CO)[sub 22](COD) (2), Pt[sub 5]Os[sub 6](CO)[sub 21](COD)[sub 2] (3), and Pt[sub 4]Os[sub 6](CO)[sub 19](COD)[sub 2] (4) were obtained in 17%, 13%, and 9% yields, respectively, from the pyrolysis of Pt[sub 2]Os[sub 3](CO)[sub 10](COD)[sub 2] (1) under a CO atmosphere at 128C. Compounds 2-4 were characterized by IR, [sup 1]H NMR, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. Compound 2 consists of two Pt[sub 3]Os[sub 3] octahedra sharing a Pt[sub 3] triangular face. A Pt(COD) group caps one of the Os[sub 3] triangular faces. Compound 3 is structurally similar to compound 2 but has an additional Pt(COD) group capping one of the PtOs[sub 2] triangular faces. The cluster of compound 4 can be viewed as a meta-bicapped Pt[sub 2]Os[sub 4] octahedron with an additional Pt(COD) group capping a PtOs[sub 2] traingle to one of the capping groups on the octahedron and a Pt(COD) group bridging the Pt-Pt edge of the octahedron. Compound 2 was converted to 4 in 65% yield, when it was irradiated in the presence of COD. When compound 2 was treated with 1 equiv of trimethylamine N-oxide and 2 equiv of Pt(COD)[sub 2], compound 3 and a new higher nuclearity platinum-osmium carbonyl complex Pt[sub 7]Os[sub 6](CO)[sub 21](COD)[sub 2] (5; 8% yeild) were obtained. Compound 5 was characterized by a single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. It was formed by the loss of one CO from 2 and the addition of three Pt atoms and one COD ligand. Compound 2 was converted to the known compound Pt[sub 4]Os[sub 6](CO)[sub 21](COD)([mu]-H)[sub 2] in good yield (79%) by reacting with trimethylamine N-oxide and hydrogen.

  17. Cluster synthesis. 39. New platinum-ruthenium carbonyl cluster complexes with bridging hydride ligands. Synthesis and structural characterizations of Ru sub 4 Pt(CO) sub 13 (COD)(. mu. -H) sub 2 , Ru sub 3 Pt(CO) sub 9 (. mu. -CO)(COD)(. mu. -H) sub 2 , Ru sub 4 Pt sub 2 (CO) sub 11 (COD) sub 2 (. mu. sub 3 -H) sub 2 , and Ru sub 5 Pt sub 5 (CO) sub 18 (COD) sub 2 (. mu. -H) sub 2 , COD = Cycloocta-1,5-diene

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    Adams, R.D.; Zhaoyang Li; Jauching Lii; Wengan Wu )

    1992-08-05

    The reaction of Ru{sub 4}(CO){sub 13}({mu}-H){sub 2} (1) with Pt(COD){sub 2} at 25 C yielded four new platinum-ruthenium carbonyl cluster complexes Ru{sub 4}Pt(CO){sub 13}(COD)({mu}-H){sub 2} (2) (37%), Ru{sub 3}Pt(CO){sub 9}({mu}-CO)(COD)({mu}-H){sub 2} (3) (10%), Ru{sub 4}Pt{sub 2}-(CO){sub 11}(COD){sub 2}({mu}{sub 3}-H){sub 2} (4) (2.5%), and Ru{sub 5}Pt{sub 5}(CO){sub 18}(COD){sub 2}({mu}{sub 3}-H){sub 2} (5) (1%). All compounds were characterized by IR, {sup 1}H NMR, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. The cluster of compound 2 consists of a butterfly tetrahedron of four ruthenium atoms with one triangular face capped by a Pt(COD) grouping. Compound 3 consists of a cluster of three ruthenium atoms and one platinum atom in a tetrahedral arrangement. Compound 4 consists of a tetrahedral cluster of four ruthenium atoms with two of the triangular faces capped by Pt(COD) groupings. The other two triangular faces have triply bridging hydride ligands. In the cluster of compound 5, the five ruthenium and four of the platinum atoms are arranged in the form of a face-shared bioctahedron. The shared face consists of three of the platinum atoms. The fifth platinum atom is a cap on one of the Ru{sub 2}Pt triangles. Two hydride ligands are believed to bridge metals of the triangular faces on the opposite ends of the bioctahedron.

  18. Silyloxyazadienes: one intermediate and two competitive pericyclic reactions.

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    Bongini, Alessandro; Panunzio, Mauro; Venturini, Alessandro

    2010-05-21

    The two competing mechanisms in the reaction of 3-trialkylsilyloxy-2-aza-1,3 dienes to form beta-lactams through a [2+2] electrocyclic ring closure or tetrahydrooxazinan-4-ones via a [4+2] hetero-Diels-Alder reaction were studied using Density Functional computations. Although the [2+2] and [4+2] mechanisms are typical of dienes, their competition, starting from the same diene intermediate, has not yet been observed and analyzed. This competition is governed by a delicate interplay between temperature and substituents at the diene and dienophile, respectively. Clearly, entropy tends to favor the [4+2] hetero-Diels-Alder at low temperatures and the [2+2] electrocyclic ring closure at high temperatures, but simple substituent modifications at the diene and dienophile, can make the [4+2] competitive at high temperatures and sometimes even transform the [4+2] concerted mechanism into a two-step Mukaiyama-type process. Moreover, a study of the global electrophilicity values showed that charge transfer in the hetero-Diels-Alder transition states is driven by chemical hardness rather than by chemical potential.

  19. Sesquiterpene constituents from the essential oils of the liverworts Mylia taylorii and Mylia nuda.

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    von Reuss, Stephan H; Wu, Chia-Li; Muhle, Hermann; König, Wilfried A

    2004-08-01

    The essential oils and extracts of Mylia taylorii and M. nuda were investigated by gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy and chemical correlations. Beside several known compounds 13 new constituents including three new carbon skeletons could be identified. Four hydrocarbons with a molecular formula of C15H22 (m/z 202) were identified as myli-4(15)-ene (1), aromadendra-1(10),4(15)-diene (19), aromadendra-4,10(14)-diene (20) and aromadendra-4,9-diene (21). Three oxaspiro-compounds were identified as 7-epi-bourbon-3-en-5,11-oxide (22), guai-3,10(14)-dien-5,11-oxide (23) and guai-3,9-dien-5,11-oxide (24). The absolute configuration of myli-4(15)-en-3-one (5) could be established by chemical correlation. Together with alpha-taylorione (7) the corresponding 6,11-seco-compound taylopyran (25) with a new carbon skeleton was identified which serves as a precursor to taylocyclane (26) and taylofuran (27). Taynudol (28) contains a new carbon skeleton with a cyclobutenyl structure.

  20. [Study on the steroid constituents of soft coral Lobophytum microspiculatum].

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    Xu, X; Guan, Z; Zeng, L; Su, J

    1999-05-01

    The soft coral Lobophytum microspiculatum collected from Xisa Islands of the South China Sea was immersed in and extracted with ethyl alcohol and the extract was concentrated, and then partitioned between ethyl acetate and water. The portion soluble in ethyl acetate was subjected to column chromatography over Sillca H, eluted with a step gradient of EtOAc and petroleum ether. The sterols were obtained from 20% EtOAc-petroleum ether eluent portion. By means of GC/MS method, the sterols were identified to be: cholesta-26-methyl-ol; ergosta-8, 22-dien-3 beta-ol, 24-methyl; ergosta-5, 22-dien-3 beta-ol, 23, 24-dimethyl; cholesta-5,22(23)-dien-3 beta-ol, 22,24-dimethyl; cholesterol; ergosta-5,22-dien-3 beta-ol, 24-methyl; ergosta-5,22-dien-3 beta-ol, 22,24-dimethyl, 24-methyl-cholesterol; ergosta-7-en-3 beta-ol, 24-methyl; nor-ergosta-7-en-3 beta-ol and gorgosterol. Among them cholest-5,22(23)-3 beta-ol, 22,24-dimethyl (4) is a new compound which was found at the first time from the nature. This finding gave a further prove for the biogenesis path way of gorgosterol.

  1. Two new molybdenum(V) phosphates containing sandwich-shaped clusters with zero- and three-dimensional structures

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    Lin, Bi-Zhou; Liu, Xue-Zhong; Xu, Bai-Huan; Wang, Qin-Qin; Xiao, Zi-Jing

    2008-11-01

    Two reduced molybdenum(V) phosphates, (H 2dien) 4[CaMo 12O 24(OH) 6(HPO 4) 8]· nH 2O ( 1) and (H 2dien) 4[Ba 2(H 2O) 4CaMo 12O 24(OH) 6(HPO 4) 4(PO 4) 4]· nH 2O ( 2) (dien = diethylenetriamine) have been prepared under hydrothermal conditions and characterized by elemental analyses, IR, UV-vis, cyclic voltammetry and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. [Mo 6P 4] units in both structures are linked by octahedrally coordinated Ca(II) cations into sandwich-shaped [Ca(Mo 6P 4) 2] clusters. While the clusters in 1 are discrete, those in 2 are interconnected through BaO 9 polyhedra into a three-dimensional framework structure. It was indicated that the compounds exhibit photocatalytic activity in the bleaching of rhodamine B.

  2. Antiviral Terpenoid Constituents of Ganoderma pfeifferi.

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    Niedermeyer, Timo H J; Lindequist, Ulrike; Mentel, Renate; Gördes, Dirk; Schmidt, Enrico; Thurow, Kerstin; Lalk, Michael

    2005-12-01

    Four sterols and 10 triterpenes were isolated from the fruiting bodies of Ganoderma pfeifferi, including the three new triterpenes 3,7,11-trioxo-5alpha-lanosta-8,24-diene-26-al (lucialdehyde D, 1), 5alpha-lanosta-8,24-diene-26-hydroxy-3,7-dione (ganoderone A, 2), and 5alpha-lanosta-8-ene-24,25-epoxy-26-hydroxy-3,7-dione (ganoderone C, 3). The structures of 1-3 were determined on the basis of spectroscopic evidence. Antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral activity were studied for some of the isolated compounds. Ganoderone A (2), lucialdehyde B (4), and ergosta-7,22-dien-3beta-ol (7) were found to exhibit potent inhibitory activity against herpes simplex virus.

  3. Understanding reactivity and regioselectivity in Diels-Alder reactions of a sugar-derived dienophile bearing two competing EWGs. An experimental and computational study.

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    Giri, Germán F; Sarotti, Ariel M; Spanevello, Rolando A

    2015-10-13

    The effect of an extra EWG in the reactivity and regioselectivity in Diels-Alder reactions of β-cyanolevoglucosenone and 4 different dienes was studied by a joint computational and experimental study. Conceptual DFT analysis successfully predicted an important enhancement in the reactivity, and correctly anticipated the regioselectivity in the reactions with isoprene. However, this static treatment failed when dealing the regiochemical preference of the reactions involving a substituted anthracene as diene. MPW1K/6-31G* calculations correctly reproduced the experimental observations. Based on the collected data, we found that when dealing with dienes and dienophiles with no clear electronically activated position, the ease of pyramidalization of the interacting atoms dictates the regioselectivity of the DA reaction. PMID:26318382

  4. Thermoplastic olefin/clay nanocomposites. Effect of matrix composition, and organoclay and compatibilizer structure on morphology/properties relationships.

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    Silva, S M L; López-Manchado, M A; Arroyo, M

    2007-12-01

    The effect of different nanofillers and compatibilizers (maleic anhydride-grafted-polypropylene and maleic anhydride-grafted-ethylene propylene diene terpolymer rubber) on the morphology, mechanical, mechanodynamical and thermal characteristics of thermoplastic olefins based on polypropylene and ethylene propylene diene terpolymer rubber blends has been analysed. A better affinity with the matrix and a better dispersion of the nanoparticles is observed in rubber rich matrices. Organoclay, such as Cloisite C15A and Cloisite C20A, treated with a non-polar surfactant give rise to intercalated nanocomposites, and the lower the concentration of surfactant (C20A) the most noticeable increase in interlayer spacing and consequently better properties in the nanocomposites. The maleic anhydride-grafted-ethylene propylene diene terpolymer rubber is a better compatibilizer for organo-clay nanocomposites based on rubber rich matrices. PMID:18283828

  5. The sterols of Cucurbita moschata ("calabacita") seed oil.

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    Rodriguez, J B; Gros, E G; Bertoni, M H; Cattaneo, P

    1996-11-01

    From the sterol fraction of seed oil from commercial Cucurbita moschata Dutch ("calabacita") delta 5 and delta 7 sterols having saturated and unsaturated side chain were isolated by chromatographic procedures and characterized by spectroscopic (1H and 13C-nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry) methods. The main components were identified as 24S-ethyl 5 alpha-cholesta-7,22E-dien-3 beta-ol (alpha-spinasterol); 24S-ethyl 5 alpha-cholesta-7,22E,25-trien-3 beta-ol (25-dehydrochondrillasterol); 24S-ethyl 5 alpha-cholesta-7,25-dien-3 beta-ol; 24R-ethyl-cholesta-7-en-3 beta-ol (delta 7-stigmastenol) and 24-ethyl-cholesta-7, 24(28)-dien-3 beta-ol (delta 7,24(28)-stigmastadienol).

  6. Compositions of royal jelly II. Organic acid glycosides and sterols of the royal jelly of honeybees (Apis mellifera).

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    Kodai, Tetsuya; Umebayashi, Kazue; Nakatani, Takafumi; Ishiyama, Kaori; Noda, Naoki

    2007-10-01

    Two organic acid glycosides (1, 2) and 16 sterols were isolated from the royal jelly of honeybees (Apis mellifera). The former two were monoglucosides of 10-hydroxy-2E-decenoic and 10-hydroxydecanoic acids. They are the first examples of glycosides isolated from royal jelly. The latter 16 were sterols mainly composed of 28 or 29 carbons. Among them, four compounds were new isofucosterol derivatives, and their structures were characterized as (24Z)-stigmasta-5,24(28)-dien-3beta-ol-7-one (3), (24Z)-stigmasta-5,24(28)-diene-3beta,7beta-diol (4), (24Z)-stigmasta-5,24(28)-diene-3beta,7alpha-diol (5), and (24Z)-stigmast-24(28)-ene-3beta,5alpha,6beta-triol (6) on the basis of various NMR spectroscopic data.

  7. Unique Steric Effect of Geminal Bis(silane) To Control the High Exo-selectivity in Intermolecular Diels-Alder Reaction.

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    Liu, Zengjin; Lin, Xinglong; Yang, Na; Su, Zhishan; Hu, Changwei; Xiao, Peihong; He, Yanyang; Song, Zhenlei

    2016-02-17

    The unique steric effect of geminal bis(silane) [(R3Si)2CH] allows an exo-selective intermolecular Diels-Alder reaction of geminal bis(silyl) dienes with α,β-unsaturated carbonyl compounds. The approach shows good generality to form ortho-trans cyclohexenes in good yields with high exo-selectivity and high enantioselectivity in some asymmetric cases. The excellent exo-stereocontrol aptitude of (R3Si)2CH group is highlighted by comparing with R3SiCH2 and R3Si groups, which leads to endo-selectivity predominantly. The conformational analysis of dienes suggests that (R3Si)2CH group effectively shields both sides of the diene moiety, ensuring the desired exo-selectivity. Moreover, the geminal bis(silane) can be further functionalized to transform the resulting ortho-trans cycloadducts into useful synthons, which makes the approach hold great potential for organic synthesis.

  8. 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

  9. Complete 1H and 13C NMR assignments of three new polyhydroxylated sterols from the South China Sea gorgonian Subergorgia suberosa.

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    Qi, Shu-Hua; Zhang, Si; Wang, Yi-Fei; Li, Ming-Yi

    2007-12-01

    Three new polyhydroxylated sterols, 3beta,6alpha,11,20beta,24-pentahydroxy- 9,11-seco-5alpha-24-ethylcholest-7,28-diene-9-one (1), 3-(1',2'-ethandiol)-24- methylcholest-8(9),22E-diene-3beta,5alpha,6alpha,7alpha,11alpha-pentaol (2), 24-methylcholest-7,22 E-diene-3beta,5alpha,6beta,25-tetraol (3) together with five known sterols, were isolated from the EtOH/CH2Cl2 extract of the South China Sea gorgonian Subergorgia suberosa. The complete assignments of the 1H and 13C NMR chemical shifts for these new compounds were achieved by means of 1D and 2D NMR techniques, including HSQC, HMBC, 1H--1H COSY, and NOESY spectra.

  10. Catalytic cyclometallation in steroid chemistry III: Synthesis of steroidal derivatives of 5Z,9Z-dienoic acid and investigation of its human topoisomerase I inhibitory activity.

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    D'yakonov, Vladimir A; Dzhemileva, Lilya U; Tuktarova, Regina A; Makarov, Aleksey A; Islamov, Ilgiz I; Mulyukova, Alfiya R; Dzhemilev, Usein M

    2015-10-01

    Two approaches to stereoselective synthesis of steroid 5Z,9Z-dienoic acids were developed, the first one being based on the cross-cyclomagnesiation of 2-(hepta-5,6-dien-1-yloxy)tetrahydro-2H-pyran and 1,2-diene cholesterol derivatives on treatment with EtMgBr catalyzed by Cp2TiCl2, while the other involving the synthesis of esters of hydroxy steroids with (5Z,9Z)-tetradeca-5,9-dienedioic acid, prepared in two steps using homo-cyclomagnesiation of 2-(hepta-5,6-dien-1-yloxy)tetrahydro-2H-pyran as the key step. High inhibitory activity of the synthesized acids against human topoisomerase I (hTop1) was found.

  11. Sequential Diels–Alder/[3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement reactions of β-nitrostyrene with 3-methyl-1,3-pentadiene

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    Pipic, Alma; Zeller, Matthias; Tsetsakos, Panagiota

    2013-01-01

    Summary The tin(IV)-catalyzed reaction of β-nitrostyrene with (E)-3-methyl-1,3-pentadiene in toluene afforded two major nitronic ester cycloadducts in 27% and 29% yield that arise from the reaction at the less substituted diene double bond. Also present were four cycloadducts from the reaction at the higher substituted diene double bond, two of which were the formal cycloadducts of (Z)-3-methyl-1,3-pentadiene. A Friedel–Crafts alkylation product from the reaction of the diene, β-nitrostyrene, and toluene was also obtained in 10% yield. The tin(IV)-catalyzed reaction of β-nitrostyrene with (Z)-3-methyl-1,3-pentadiene in dichloromethane afforded four nitronic ester cycloadducts all derived from the reaction at the higher substituted double bond. One cycloadduct was isolated in 45% yield and two others are formal adducts of the E-isomer of the diene. The product formation in these reactions is consistent with a stepwise mechanism involving a zwitterionic intermediate. The initially isolated nitronic ester cycloadducts underwent tin(IV)-catalyzed interconversion, presumably via zwitterion intermediates. Cycloadducts derived from the reaction at the less substituted double bond of (E)-3-methyl-1,3-pentadiene underwent a [3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement on heating to afford 4-nitrocyclohexenes. Cycloadducts derived from the reaction at the higher substituted diene double bond of either diene failed to undergo a thermal rearrangement. Rates and success of the rearrangement are consistent with a concerted mechanism possessing a dipolar transition state. An initial assessment of substituent effects on the rearrangement process is presented. PMID:24204426

  12. Triterpene esters: natural products from Dorstenia arifolia (Moraceae).

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    Fingolo, Catharina E; Santos, Thabata de S; Filho, Marcelo D M Vianna; Kaplan, Maria Auxiliadora C

    2013-01-01

    The phytochemical study of Dorstenia arifolia Lam. (Moraceae) has led to the identification of 18 triterpenes esterified by fatty acids, five triterpenes without esterification, 12 triterpenes esterified by acetic acid, together with a known furanocoumarin: α-amyrin (1), β-amyrin (2) α-amyrin acetate (3) β-amyrin acetate (4), α-amyrin octanoate (5), β-amyrin octanoate (6), α-amyrin decanoate (7), β-amyrin decanoate (8), α-amyrin dodecanoate (9), β-amyrin dodecanoate (10), α-amyrin tetradecanoate (11), β-amyrin tetradecanoate (12), α-amyrin hexadecanoate (13), β-amyrin hexadecanoate (14), glutinol (15), glutinyl acetate (16), 11-oxo-α-amyrin (17), 11-oxo-β-amyrin (18), 11-oxo-α-amyrin acetate (19), 11-oxo-β-amyrin acetate (20) 11-oxo-α-amyrin octanoate (21) 11-oxo-β-amyrin octanoate (22), 11-oxo-α-amyrin decanoate (23), 11-oxo-β-amyrin decanoate (24) 11-oxo-α-amyrin dodecanoate (25) 11-oxo-β-amyrin dodecanoate (26), ursa-9(11),12-dien-3-yl acetate (27), oleana-9(11),12-dien-3-yl acetate (28), ursa-9(11),12-dien-3-yl decanoate (29), oleana-9(11),12-dien-3-yl decanoate (30), 12,13-epoxyolean-3-yl acetate (31), 12,13-epoxyolean-9(11)en-3-yl acetate (32), taraxeryl acetate (33), lupenyl acetate (34), lanosta-8,24-dien-3-yl acetate (35) and psoralen (36). The identification of the triterpene compounds isolated as isomeric mixtures obtained from the hexane extract was based mainly in mass spectra and 13C-NMR data. The long-chain alkanoic acid esters of the triterpenes α- and β-amyrin; 11-oxo-α- and 11-oxo-β-amyrin; ursa- and olean-9(11),12-dien-3-yl; have not been reported before in the literature as constituents of the Dorstenia genus.

  13. Base-Free Conditions for Rhodium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Arylation To Produce Stereochemically Labile α-Aryl Ketones.

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    Dou, Xiaowei; Lu, Yixin; Hayashi, Tamio

    2016-06-01

    The asymmetric arylation of 2,2-dialkyl cyclopent-4-ene-1,3-diones with aryl boronic acids was found to be efficiently catalyzed by a chiral diene-rhodium μ-chloro dimer, [{RhCl((R)-diene*)}2 ], in the absence of bases in toluene/H2 O to give 2,2-dialkyl 4-aryl cyclopentane-1,3-diones in high yields with high enantioselectivity. Such compounds can not be obtained with high enantiomeric purity under the standard basic conditions used for rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric arylation because the α-aryl ketone products undergo racemization under the basic conditions. PMID:27100902

  14. Spongian diterpenes from Australian Nudibranchs: an anatomically guided chemical study of Glossodoris atromarginata.

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    Somerville, Michael J; Mollo, Ernesto; Cimino, Guido; Rungprom, Wimolpun; Garson, Mary J

    2006-07-01

    An Australian population of the nudibranch mollusk Glossodoris atromarginata has been found to contain furanoditerpenes of the spongian series. Spongia-13(16),14-dien-3-one (1) and 3alpha-acetoxy-19-hydroxyspongia-13(16),14-dien-2-one [corrected] (2) were isolated for the first time from a natural source, along with a series of known diterpenes (3-7). Anatomical dissection of the animals revealed the relative distribution and chemical variation of secondary metabolites. Structural studies have provided a basis for chemical comparisons between populations from different geographic locations. PMID:16872151

  15. Two new iridoids from roots of Patrinia scabra Bunge.

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    Liu, R H; Zhang, W D; Gu, Z B; Zhang, C; Su, J; Xu, X K

    2006-07-20

    Two new iridoids 1,3-dimethyloxy-7-hydroxymethyl-4-(3-methyl-butyryloxymethyl)-1-hydrocyclopenta-4,7-diene[c]pyran-6-one (1) and 1,3-dimethyloxy-7-hydroxymethyl-4-methyloxymethyl-1-hydrocyclopenta-4,7-diene[c]pyran-6-one (2) were isolated from the roots of Patrinia scabra Bunge. The structure elucidation of the isolated compounds was based primarily on HRESIMS, EIMS, IR, UV, 1D- and 2D-NMR analyses, including COSY, HMQC, HMBC and NOESY correlations, as well as X-ray crystallographic analysis.

  16. 24-norhopene derivatives from Diatenopteryx sorbifolia.

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    Chávez, J P; David, J M; Yang, S W; Cordell, G A

    1997-09-01

    Two new hopene derivatives, 3 beta,6 beta-dihydroxy-21 alpha H-24-norhopa-4(23),22(29)-diene (1) and 3 beta,5 beta-dihydroxy-6 beta-[(4-hydroxybenzoyl)oxy]-21 alpha H-24-norhopa-4(23),22(29)-diene (2), together with cleomiscosin B (3) and 5,6-dimethoxy-7-hydroxycoumarin (umckalin), were isolated from the timber of Diatenopteryx sorbifolia. This is the first isolation of the norhopene skeleton from nature. The structures of the isolates were established by spectroscopic analysis. PMID:9322363

  17. Microbial transformations of isocupressic acid.

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    Lin, S J; Rosazza, J P

    1998-07-01

    Microbial transformations of the labdane-diterpene isocupressic acid (1) with different microorganisms yielded several oxygenated metabolites that were isolated and characterized by MS and NMR spectroscopic analyses. Nocardia aurantia (ATCC 12674) catalyzed the cleavage of the 13,14-double bond to yield a new nor-labdane metabolite, 2. Cunninghamella elegans (-) (NRRL 1393) gave 7beta-hydroxyisocupressic acid (3) and labda-7,13(E)-diene-6beta,15, 17-triol-19-oic acid (4), and Mucor mucedo (ATCC 20094) gave 2alpha-hydroxyisocupressic acid (5) and labda-8(17),14-diene-2alpha, 13-diol-19-oic acid (6).

  18. Clusters [Co(As3S3)2]2-, [Ni(As3S3)2]2-, and [{Co(en)}6(μ3-S)4(AsS3)4]2- with Co-As or Ni-As bonds: solvothermal syntheses and characterizations of thioarsenates containing transition-metal complexes.

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    Tang, Chunying; Wang, Fang; Jiang, Wenqing; Zhang, Yong; Jia, Dingxian

    2013-10-01

    Solvothermal reactions of As2O3 and S with CoCl2·6H2O or NiCl2·6H2O in an aqueous solution of dien produced novel thioarsenates [Co(dien)2][Co(As3S3)2] (1) and [Ni(dien)2][Ni(As3S3)2] (2) (dien = diethylenetriamine), and the reaction with CoCl2·6H2O in an aqueous solution of en afforded complex [Hen]2[{Co(en)}6(μ3-S)4(AsS3)4] (3) (en = ethylenediamine). In 1 and 2, one transition-metal ion is coordinated by two dien ligands to form [TM(dien)2](2+) (TM = Co, Ni) complex cations. The As3S3 unit coordinates to the other TM(II) ion with both As- and S-donor atoms to form the [TM(As3S3)2](2-) anionic cluster, in which TMAs2, TMAs2S2, and TMAs3S2 rings are formed. In 3, each Co(3+) ion is coordinated by an en ligand. Six Co(en) units are interlinked by four μ3-S and four AsS3 ligands to form a [{Co(en)}6(μ3-S)4(AsS3)4](2-) cluster containing an adamantane-like Co6S4 core. The AsS3 unit coordinates to Co atom in the η(1)-As1,η(2)-S coordination mode with As binding Co(1) and S(1) binding Co(1) and Co(2). The As3S3 and AsS3 ligands with both As- and S-donor atoms in 1-3 have never been obtained in amine solution before. The same reactions in pure dien and en solvents afforded compounds [Co(dien)2]3[As3S6]2 (4) and [Co(en)3]2As2S5 (5) containing discrete anions [As3S6](3-) and [As2S5](4-), respectively. The band gaps of 1-3 are in the range of 1.37-1.55 eV, and the band gaps of 4 and 5 are 2.24 and 2.26 eV, which show the influence of the coordination mode of thioarsenate ligands on the electronic transitions in the TM-thioarsenates.

  19. Microstructure effects of the equilibrium phase behavior of elastomer blends studied by SANS

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    Han, C.C.; Sakurai, Shinichi; Hinnai, Hiroshi; Hasegawa, Hirokazu; Hashimoto, T.

    1993-12-31

    Deuterated polybutadiene/hydrogenated polybutadiene blends and deuterated polybutadiene/hydrogenate polyisoprene blends of various microstructures have been studied by the small angle neutron staffing technique. Procedures for obtaining interaction parameters of a polymer blend as a function of temperature and composition has been described. The phase diagram and the free energy of mixing can be obtained. Furthermore, individual pair interaction parameters of different monomer pairs can be obtained by using the random copolymer theory. Both UCST and LCST behavior of diene-diene blends can be understood.

  20. Alienusolin, a new 4α-deoxyphorbol ester derivative, and crotonimide C, a new glutarimide alkaloid from the Kenyan Croton alienus.

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    Ndunda, Beth; Langat, Moses K; Wanjohi, John M; Midiwo, Jacob O; Kerubo, Leonidah O

    2013-12-01

    Two novel compounds, alienusolin, a 4α-deoxyphorbol ester (1), crotonimide C, a glutarimide alkaloid derivative (2), and ten known compounds, julocrotine (3), crotepoxide (4), monodeacetyl crotepoxide (5), dideacetylcrotepoxide, (6), β-senepoxide (7), α-senepoxide (8), (+)-(2S,3R-diacetoxy-1-benzoyloxymethylenecyclohex-4,6-diene (9), benzyl benzoate (10), acetyl aleuritolic (11), and 24-ethylcholesta-4,22-dien-3-one (12) were isolated from the Kenyan Croton alienus. The structures of the compounds were determined using NMR, GCMS, and HRESIMS studies.

  1. Na+/K+-ATPase: Activity and inhibition

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    Čolović, M.; Krstić, D.; Krinulović, K.; Momić, T.; Savić, J.; Vujačić, A.; Vasić, V.

    2009-09-01

    The aim of the study was to give an overview of the mechanism of inhibition of Na+/K+-ATPase activity induced by some specific and non specific inhibitors. For this purpose, the effects of some ouabain like compounds (digoxin, gitoxin), noble metals complexes ([PtCl2DMSO2], [AuCl4]-, [PdCl4]2-, [PdCl(dien)]+, [PdCl(Me4dien)]+), transition metal ions (Cu2+, Zn2+, Fe2+, Co2+), and heavy metal ions (Hg2+, Pb2+, Cd2+) on the activity of Na+/K+-ATPase from rat synaptic plasma membranes (SPM), porcine cerebral cortex and human erythrocytes were discussed.

  2. Three new multiflorane-type triterpenes from pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima) seeds.

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    Kikuchi, Takashi; Takebayashi, Mika; Shinto, Mayumi; Yamada, Takeshi; Tanaka, Reiko

    2013-05-14

    Three new multiflorane-type triterpenes; 7a-methoxymultiflor-8-ene-3a,29-diol 3-acetate-29-benzoate (1), 7-oxomultiflor-8-ene-3a,29-diol 3-acetate-29-benzoate (2), and multiflora-7,9(11)-diene-3a,29-diol 3-p-hydroxybenzoate-29-benzoate (3), were isolated from seeds of Cucurbita maxima, along with three known compounds. Compound 3 and multiflora-7,9(11)-diene-3a-29-diol 3-benzoate (5) exhibited potent inhibitory effects on melanogenesis, with low cytotoxicities, and 2 exhibited single-digit micromolar cytotoxicity against HL-60 and P388 cells.

  3. Alkaloid and sesquiterpenes from the root tuber of Curcuma longa.

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    Wang, Li-yao; Zhang, Mian; Zhang, Chao-feng; Wang, Zheng-tao

    2008-07-01

    One new quinoline alkaloid and seven known bisabolane sesquiterpenes: 2-(2'-methyl-1'-propenyl)-4, 6-dimethyl-7-hydroxyquinoline (1), 2, 5-dihydroxybisabola-3, 10-diene (2), 4, 5-dihydroxybisabola-2,10-diene (3), turmeronol A (4), bisacurone (5), bisacurone A (6), bisacurone B (7) , bisacurone C (8), as well as dehydrozingerone (9) and zingerone (10) were isolated from the root tuber of Curcuma longa. Their structures were identified by spectral evidence. Compound 1 is a new compound, compounds 6 -8 were isolated from this plant for the first time and compounds 9 - 10 from Curcuma for the first time.

  4. Terpenoids from Euphorbia pekinensis.

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    Fang, Fu-Hu; Li, Wen-Hai; Han, Zheng-Zhi; Huang, Wen-Jun; Li, Dong-Xu; Zhao, Sha; Tang, Min-Hao; Yuan, Cheng-Shan

    2015-01-01

    Euphorpekone A (1) and euphorpekone B (2), two new diterpenoids, 3β-hydroxy-25-methyloxylanosta-8,23-diene, a new triterpenoid (3), together with a known triterpenoid, 3β,25-dihydroxylanosta-8,23-diene (4), were isolated from Euphorbia pekinensis Rupr. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of UV, IR, 1D ((1)H, (13)C, NOE) and 2D ((1)H-(1)H COSY, HSQC, HMBC) NMR, HR-ESI-MS, X-ray diffraction analysis, and CD method. PMID:26654567

  5. Cucurbitane-type triterpenes from Citrullus lanatus (watermelon) seeds.

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    Kikuchi, Takashi; Okada, Rina; Harada, Yu; Ikushima, Kenji; Yamakawa, Takahiro; Yamada, Takeshi; Tanaka, Reiko

    2013-10-01

    Two new cucurbitane-type triterpenes, 24-hydroperoxycucurbita-5,25-dien-3beta-ol (1) and 25-hydroperoxycucurbita-5,23-dien-3beta-ol (2), were isolated from a MeOH extract of Citrullus lanatus seeds. Compounds 1 and 2 exhibited moderate cytotoxic activities with IC50 values of 33.4-52.4 microM against HL-60 (human leukemia), P388 (murine leukemia), and L1210 (murine leukemia) cells. Compound 1 showed melanogenesis inhibitory activity (melanin content 80.0 %) with low cytotoxicity (cell viability 97.6%) at a low concentration (10 microM).

  6. Isolation and Identification of Homologues of Ajoene and Alliin from Bulb-Extracts of Allium ursinum.

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    Sendl, A; Wagner, H

    1991-08-01

    From the chloroform extract of ALLIUM URSINUM L. (Liliaceae) bulbs, in addition to other sulfur-containing constituents ( E/Z)-4,5,9-trithiadeca-1,6,11-dien-9-oxide [= methylajoene) and ( E/Z)-4,5,9-trithiaocta-1,6-dien-9-oxide (= dimethylajoene) were isolated and identified by NMR and mass spectroscopy. These two compounds were also found in A. SATIVUM but in lower amounts. The higher contents of the corresponding precursors (+)- S-methyl- L-cysteine sulfoxide (MCSO) and methylallyl/allylmethy] thiosulfmate in A. URSINUM water/methanol extracts correspond with the higher amounts of ajoene homologues.

  7. A molecular symmetry analysis of the electronic states and transition dipole moments for molecules with two torsional degrees of freedom

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    Obaid, R.; Leibscher, M.

    2015-02-01

    We present a molecular symmetry analysis of electronic states and transition dipole moments for molecules which undergo large amplitude intramolecular torsions. The method is based on the correlation between the point group of the molecule at highly symmetric configurations and the molecular symmetry group. As an example, we determine the global irreducible representations of the electronic states and transition dipole moments for the quinodimethane derivative 2-[4-(cyclopenta-2,4-dien-1-ylidene)cyclohexa-2,5-dien-1-ylidene]-2H-1,3-dioxole for which two torsional degrees of freedom can be activated upon photo-excitation and construct the resulting symmetry adapted transition dipole functions.

  8. Reversible Thermoset Adhesives

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    Mac Murray, Benjamin C. (Inventor); Tong, Tat H. (Inventor); Hreha, Richard D. (Inventor)

    2016-01-01

    Embodiments of a reversible thermoset adhesive formed by incorporating thermally-reversible cross-linking units and a method for making the reversible thermoset adhesive are provided. One approach to formulating reversible thermoset adhesives includes incorporating dienes, such as furans, and dienophiles, such as maleimides, into a polymer network as reversible covalent cross-links using Diels Alder cross-link formation between the diene and dienophile. The chemical components may be selected based on their compatibility with adhesive chemistry as well as their ability to undergo controlled, reversible cross-linking chemistry.

  9. A new glucoceramide from the watermelon Begonia, Pellionia repens.

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    Luo, Yinggang; Liu, Yan; Qi, Huayi; Zhang, Guolin

    2004-10-01

    A new glucoceramide named pellioniareside (1) was isolated from the aqueous ethanolic extract of whole plants of Pellionia repens, together with lupeol (2), uracil (3), (22E,20S,24R)-5alpha,8alpha-epidioxyergosta-6,22-dien-3-beta-ol (4), and daucosterol (5). The structure and relative configurations of pellioniareside were identified as (2S,3S,4R,6E,8E)-1-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-2-[(2 R)-2-hydroxytetracosanoylamino]-1,3,4-octadecanetriol-6,8-diene by analysis of spectral data and by chemical evidence.

  10. Silver Nanoparticle-Catalyzed Diels-Alder Cycloadditions of 2′-Hydroxychalcones

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    Cong, Huan; Becker, Clinton F.; Elliott, Sean J.; Grinstaff, Mark W.; Porco, John A.

    2010-01-01

    Metal nanoparticles are currently being employed as catalysts for a number of classical chemical transformations. In contrast, identification of novel reactions of nanoparticles, especially towards the synthesis of complex natural products and derivatives, is highly underdeveloped and represents a bourgeoning area in chemical synthesis. Herein, we report silica-supported silver nanoparticles as solid, recyclable catalysts for Diels-Alder cycloadditions of 2′-hydroxychalcones and dienes in high yield and turnover number. The use of silver nanoparticle catalysts is further demonstrated by the total synthesis of the cytotoxic natural product panduratin A employing a highly electron-rich dienophile and Lewis acid-sensitive diene. PMID:20443601

  11. Systematic studies of morphological changes of precision polyethylene.

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    Few, Chip S; Wagener, Kenneth B; Thompson, Donovan L

    2014-01-01

    The morphological changes of polyethylenes bearing precisely spaced "defects" are reviewed, focusing on the effects of defect frequency, size, and functionality on crystallization and crystalline structure. The precise defect interval is imparted through acyclic diene metathesis polymerization of structurally symmetric diene monomers. Studies have included structural characterization by differential scanning calorimetry, wide-angle X-ray scattering, small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), and infrared spectroscopy. The collective results are presented separately for functionalized polyethylenes and for those containing alkyl chain branches, as these two classes of polymers vary greatly in morphology.

  12. Anti-oxidant effects of cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) bark and greater cardamom (Amomum subulatum) seeds in rats fed high fat diet.

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    Dhuley, J N

    1999-03-01

    In order to gain insight into the antioxidant effect of cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum; Lauraceae) and cardamom (Amomum subulatum; Zingiberaceae) hepatic and cardiac antioxidant enzymes, glutathione (GSH) content and lipid conjugated dienes were studied in rats fed high fat diet along with cinnamon or cardamom. The antioxidant enzyme activities were found to be significantly enhanced whereas GSH content was markedly restored in rats fed a fat diet with spices. In addition, these spices partially counteracted increase in lipid conjugated dienes and hydroperoxides, the primary products of lipid peroxidation. Thus, it appears that these spices exert antioxidant protection through their ability to activate the antioxidant enzymes.

  13. Analogues of FAUC 73 revealing new insights into the structural requirements of nonaromatic dopamine D3 receptor agonists.

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    Lenz, Carola; Boeckler, Frank; Hübner, Harald; Gmeiner, Peter

    2004-01-01

    Employing the nonaromatic D3 agonist FAUC 73 as a lead compound, the dopaminergic enynes 1a,b and the diene 2 (FAUC 206) were synthesized via palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling. FAUC 206 showed remarkable D3 affinity and enhanced selectivity over D4 when compared to the lead compound. To learn more about the bioactive structure of the diene moiety, computational studies including DFT-based conformational analysis and calculations of the magnetic shielding properties were performed. The electrostatic properties of the pharmacophoric pi-systems were visualized by diagnostic MEP maps. PMID:14697776

  14. A molecular symmetry analysis of the electronic states and transition dipole moments for molecules with two torsional degrees of freedom

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    Obaid, R.; Leibscher, M.

    2015-02-14

    We present a molecular symmetry analysis of electronic states and transition dipole moments for molecules which undergo large amplitude intramolecular torsions. The method is based on the correlation between the point group of the molecule at highly symmetric configurations and the molecular symmetry group. As an example, we determine the global irreducible representations of the electronic states and transition dipole moments for the quinodimethane derivative 2-[4-(cyclopenta-2,4-dien-1-ylidene)cyclohexa-2,5-dien-1-ylidene]-2H-1, 3-dioxole for which two torsional degrees of freedom can be activated upon photo-excitation and construct the resulting symmetry adapted transition dipole functions.

  15. Copper(II)-catalyzed room temperature aerobic oxidation of hydroxamic acids and hydrazides to acyl-nitroso and azo intermediates, and their Diels-Alder trapping.

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    Chaiyaveij, Duangduan; Cleary, Leah; Batsanov, Andrei S; Marder, Todd B; Shea, Kenneth J; Whiting, Andrew

    2011-07-01

    CuCl(2), in the presence of a 2-ethyl-2-oxazoline ligand, is an effective catalyst for the room temperature, aerobic oxidation of hydroxamic acids and hydrazides, to acyl-nitroso and azo dienophiles respectively, which are efficiently trapped in situ via both inter- and intramolecular hetero-Diels-Alder reactions with dienes. Both inter- and intramolecular variants of the Diels-Alder reaction are suitable under the reaction conditions using a variety of solvents. Under the same conditions, an acyl hydrazide was also oxidized to give an acyl-azo dienophile which was trapped intramolecularly by a diene. PMID:21644530

  16. (3S*,4S*,E)-tert-Butyl 3,4-dibromo-5-oxo­cyclo­oct-1-ene­carboxyl­ate

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    Blanco, Magda; Garrido, Narciso M.; Sanz, Francisca; Diez, David

    2012-01-01

    The title compound, C13H18Br2O3, was prepared by a bromination reaction of (1E,3Z)-methyl 5-oxocyclo­octa-1,3-diene­carboxyl­ate, which was obtained by an ep­oxy­dation reaction of tert-butyl cyclo­oct-1,3-diene­carboxyl­ate. The crystal structure confirms unequivocally the absolute configuration of both chiral centres to be S. In the crystal, C—H⋯O inter­actions link the mol­ecules into chains running along the c axis. PMID:22259514

  17. New pentahydroxylated steroids from the South China Sea gorgonian Subergorgia suberosa.

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    Liao, Xiao-Jian; Tang, Li-Dan; Liang, Yuan-Wei; Jian, Shui-Lian; Xu, Shi-Hai; Liu, Yong-Hong

    2012-02-01

    Two new pentahydroxylated steroids, (3β,12β,16β,23E)-cholesta-5,23-diene-3,12,16,20,25-pentaol (1) and (3β,12β,16β)-cholesta-5,25(26)-diene-3,12,16,20,24-pentaol (2), were isolated from the EtOH extract of the South China Sea gorgonian Subergorgia suberosa. In addition, four known steroids were detected. The structures of these compounds were established by spectroscopic methods and comparison of their data with those of the related known compounds. In addition, the cyctotoxicities of the compounds were evaluated against selected cancer cell lines.

  18. Co-infections of Plasmodium knowlesi, P. falciparum, and P. vivax among Humans and Anopheles dirus Mosquitoes, Southern Vietnam

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    Culleton, Richard; Maeno, Yoshimasa; Quang, Nguyen Tuyen; Nakazawa, Shusuke

    2011-01-01

    A single Anopheles dirus mosquito carrying sporozoites of Plasmodium knowlesi, P. falciparum, and P. vivax was recently discovered in Khanh Phu, southern Vietnam. Further sampling of humans and mosquitoes in this area during 2009–2010 showed P. knowlesi infections in 32 (26%) persons with malaria (n = 125) and in 31 (43%) sporozoite-positive An. dirus mosquitoes (n = 73). Co-infections of P. knowlesi and P. vivax were predominant in mosquitoes and humans, while single P. knowlesi infections were found only in mosquitoes. P. knowlesi–co-infected patients were largely asymptomatic and were concentrated among ethnic minority families who commonly spend nights in the forest. P. knowlesi carriers were significantly younger than those infected with other malaria parasite species. These results imply that even if human malaria could be eliminated, forests that harbor An. dirus mosquitoes and macaque monkeys will remain a reservoir for the zoonotic transmission of P. knowlesi. PMID:21762577

  19. Ebola infection control in Sierra Leonean health clinics: A large cross-agency cooperative project.

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    Levy, Benjamin; Rao, Carol Y; Miller, Laura; Kennedy, Ngozi; Adams, Monica; Davis, Rosemary; Hastings, Laura; Kabano, Augustin; Bennett, Sarah D; Sesay, Momodu

    2015-07-01

    The Ebola virus disease outbreak occurring in West Africa has resulted in at least 199 cases of Ebola in Sierra Leonean health care workers, many as a result of transmission occurring in health facilities. The Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone recognized that improvements in infection prevention and control (IPC) were necessary at all levels of health care delivery. To this end, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United Nations Children's Fund, and multiple nongovernmental organizations implemented a national IPC training program in 1,200 peripheral health units (PHUs) in Sierra Leone. A tiered training of trainers program was used. Trainers conducted multiday trainings at PHUs and coordinated the delivery of personal protective equipment (gloves, gowns, masks, boots) and infection control supplies (chlorine, buckets, disposable rags, etc) to all PHU staff. Under the ongoing project, 4,264 health workers have already been trained, and 98% of PHUs have received their first shipment of supplies.

  20. A New Representative of Star-Shaped Fungi: Astraeus sirindhorniae sp. nov. from Thailand

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    Phosri, Cherdchai; Watling, Roy; Suwannasai, Nuttika; Wilson, Andrew; Martín, María P.

    2014-01-01

    Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary (PKWS) is a major hotspot of biological diversity in Thailand but its fungal diversity has not been thouroughly explored. A two-year macrofungal study of this remote locality has resulted in the recognition of a new species of a star-shaped gasteroid fungus in the genus Astraeus. This fungus has been identified based on a morphological approach and the molecular study of five loci (LSU nrDNA, 5.8S nrDNA, RPB1, RPB2 and EF1-a). Multigene phylogenetic analysis of this new species places it basal relative to other Astraeus, providing additional evidence for the SE Asian orgin of the genus. The fungus is named in honour of Her Majesty Princess Sirindhorn on the occasion the 84th birthday of her father, who have both been supportive of natural heritage studies in Thailand. PMID:24806455

  1. Prevalence of Opisthorchis viverrini-Like Fluke Infection in Ducks in Binh Dinh Province, Central Vietnam.

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    Dao, Thanh Thi Ha; Abatih, Emmanuel Nji; Nguyen, Thanh Thi Giang; Tran, Ha Thi Lam; Gabriël, Sarah; Smit, Suzanne; Le, Phap Ngoc; Dorny, Pierre

    2016-06-01

    Following the first report of Opisthorchis viverrini infection in a domestic duck in Phu My District of Binh Dinh Province, Central Vietnam, many other cases were observed in the province. We determined the infection rate and intensity of O. viverrini infection in ducks in 4 districts of the province. A total of 178 ducks were randomly selected from 34 farms for examination of flukes in the liver and gall bladder. An infection rate of 34.3% (range 20.7-40.4% among districts) was found; the intensity of infection was 13.8 worms per infected duck (range 1-100). These findings show the role of ducks as a host for O. viverrini, duck genotype, which is sympatric with the human O. viverrini genotype in this province. It also stresses the need for investigations on the zoonotic potential and the life cycle of this parasite. PMID:27417094

  2. White-toothed shrews (Mammalia, Soricomorpha, Crocidura) of coastal islands of Vietnam

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    Abramov, Alexei V.; Bannikova, Anna A.; Rozhnov, Viatcheslav V.

    2012-01-01

    Abstract New findings of the white-toothed shrews (Crocidura spp.) from offshore islands of Vietnam are reported. The species identifications have been confirmed by the analysis of complete mitochondrial cytochrome b gene (1140 bp). Crocidura phuquocensis is the only species found in the Phu Quoc Island. Crocidura fuliginosa has been recorded from two islands of the Con Dao Archipelago (Con Son and Bai Canh). The occurrence of Crocidura fuliginosa in Vietnam has been genetically confirmed for the first time. Crocidura attenuata has been collected from the Cat Ba Island for the first time, and this finding corresponds well with the proposal that the species’ distribution is confined to the north and east of the Red River only. PMID:22855639

  3. Recurrence of neuroleptic malignant syndrome.

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    González-Blanco, Leticia; García-Prada, Hilario; Santamarina, Susana; Jiménez-Treviño, Luis; Bobes, Julio

    2013-01-01

    Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a rare idiosyncratic reaction associated with the use of neuroleptics that has an incidence of 0.02 to 3% among patients taking these drugs. This is a very serious complication with a mortality rate that reaches 10-20%. It is therefore very important to have high clinical suspicion and use appropriate criteria to objectify this clinical picture early, stopping the medication causing the picture and to avoid the subsequent complications as much as possible that would be responsible for both its mortality and sequels. We present that case of an 81-year old woman who was admitted to the Psychiatric Hospitalization Unit (PHU) for a depressive episode with psychotic symptoms who developed a neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) when Haloperidol was introduced. After its suspension and subsequent clinical recovery, antipsychotic treatment with Risperidone was reintroduced and she suffered a recurrence of NMS. Finally, significant improvement was achieved with several sessions of electroshock therapy (EST).

  4. Effect of season on contractile and metabolic properties of desert camel muscle (Camelus dromedarius).

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    Abdelhadi, O M A; Babiker, S A; Picard, B; Jurie, C; Jailler, R; Hocquette, J F; Faye, B

    2012-01-01

    Thirty fattened one humped desert camels were used to examine the effect of season on contractile and metabolic properties of Longissimus thoracis (LT) muscle. Ten camels were slaughtered according to seasons of the year (winter, summer and autumn). Season significantly influenced muscle chemical composition, ultimate pH (pHu) and color. Activities of metabolic enzymes were higher during autumn season compared to summer and winter for phosphofructokinase (+64% compared to both seasons) and for isocitrate dehydrogenase (+35% and +145% in autumn vs. summer and winter, respectively). Quantification of muscle myosin heavy chain isoforms by SDS-PAGE electrophoresis showed only presence of type I and type IIa MyHC in camel muscle and indicated high proportion in winter for type I and in autumn for type IIa with respect to other seasons. Several correlations between different MyHC proportions and enzyme activities were reported. These findings indicated that muscle characteristics in camels are influenced by season.

  5. A simple rule based model for scheduling farm management operations in SWAT

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    Schürz, Christoph; Mehdi, Bano; Schulz, Karsten

    2016-04-01

    For many interdisciplinary questions at the watershed scale, the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT; Arnold et al., 1998) has become an accepted and widely used tool. Despite its flexibility, the model is highly demanding when it comes to input data. At SWAT's core the water balance and the modeled nutrient cycles are plant growth driven (implemented with the EPIC crop growth model). Therefore, land use and crop data with high spatial and thematic resolution, as well as detailed information on cultivation and farm management practices are required. For many applications of the model however, these data are unavailable. In order to meet these requirements, SWAT offers the option to trigger scheduled farm management operations by applying the Potential Heat Unit (PHU) concept. The PHU concept solely takes into account the accumulation of daily mean temperature for management scheduling. Hence, it contradicts several farming strategies that take place in reality; such as: i) Planting and harvesting dates are set much too early or too late, as the PHU concept is strongly sensitivity to inter-annual temperature fluctuations; ii) The timing of fertilizer application, in SWAT this often occurs simultaneously on the same date in in each field; iii) and can also coincide with precipitation events. Particularly, the latter two can lead to strong peaks in modeled nutrient loads. To cope with these shortcomings we propose a simple rule based model (RBM) to schedule management operations according to realistic farmer management practices in SWAT. The RBM involves simple strategies requiring only data that are input into the SWAT model initially, such as temperature and precipitation data. The user provides boundaries of time periods for operation schedules to take place for all crops in the model. These data are readily available from the literature or from crop variety trials. The RBM applies the dates by complying with the following rules: i) Operations scheduled in the

  6. Prevalence of Opisthorchis viverrini-Like Fluke Infection in Ducks in Binh Dinh Province, Central Vietnam

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    Dao, Thanh Thi Ha; Abatih, Emmanuel Nji; Nguyen, Thanh Thi Giang; Tran, Ha Thi Lam; Gabriël, Sarah; Smit, Suzanne; Le, Phap Ngoc; Dorny, Pierre

    2016-01-01

    Following the first report of Opisthorchis viverrini infection in a domestic duck in Phu My District of Binh Dinh Province, Central Vietnam, many other cases were observed in the province. We determined the infection rate and intensity of O. viverrini infection in ducks in 4 districts of the province. A total of 178 ducks were randomly selected from 34 farms for examination of flukes in the liver and gall bladder. An infection rate of 34.3% (range 20.7-40.4% among districts) was found; the intensity of infection was 13.8 worms per infected duck (range 1-100). These findings show the role of ducks as a host for O. viverrini, duck genotype, which is sympatric with the human O. viverrini genotype in this province. It also stresses the need for investigations on the zoonotic potential and the life cycle of this parasite. PMID:27417094

  7. Bruising in Slaughter Cattle and Its Relationship with Creatine Kinase Levels and Beef Quality as Affected by Animal Related Factors

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    Mpakama, T.; Chulayo, A. Y.; Muchenje, V.

    2014-01-01

    The objective of the study was to determine the effects of animal related factors on bruising in slaughter cattle, creatine kinase (CK) and beef quality. Three hundred and twenty one cattle from three breeds (108 Bonsmara, 130 Beefmaster and 83 Brahman) were used in this study. The animals were grouped as follows: Group 1 (16 months old), Group 2 (18 months old) and Group 3 (24 months old). At exsanguinations, blood samples for CK determination were collected using disposable vacutainer tubes. Muscularis longissimus thoracis et lumborum (LTL) was collected 24 h after slaughter to determine the colour (L*, a*, and b*) and ultimate pH (pHu) of beef. Breed, sex and age had significant effects (p<0.05) on bruising score, CK levels and beef quality. Bonsmara breed had the highest (80%) bruising score percentage, CK (705.3±80.57 U/L) and pHu (6.3±0.05) values while the Bonsmara had the highest L* (24.8±0.78) a* (17.5±0.53) and b* (12.8±0.53) values. Higher CK levels were also observed in winter compared to summer, spring and autumn respectively. Therefore, animal factors (sex, breed and animal age at slaughter) contribute to the development of bruises and have an effect on the levels of CK and meat quality. It was also concluded that there is no significant relationship between meat parameters (L,* a*, and b*) and CK levels. PMID:25050007

  8. Feed intake, nutrient digestibility and ruminal fermentation activities in sheep-fed peanut hulls treated with Trichoderma viride or urea.

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    Abo-Donia, Fawzy M; Abdel-Azim, Safa N; Elghandour, Mona M Y; Salem, Abdelfattah Z M; Buendía, Germán; Soliman, N A M

    2014-01-01

    This study aimed to assess impacts of fungal treatment on the nutritional value of peanut hulls (PH) or urea at the rate of 5 kg/100 g of PH. Fermented sugar beet pulp inoculated with Trichoderma viride was supplemented to PH at rates of 5.0, 10.0 and 15.0 g/100 g air dry of PH and mixed well before aerobic incubation for 21 days. Organic matter (OM) content of PH declined with increased levels of fermented sugar beet pulp inoculums, while crude protein (CP), ether extract (EE), and ash increased. Fiber contents were decreased with both treatments of fermented sugar beet pulp and urea. Total N of PH increased with urea treatment, which reduced the true protein N to total protein N ratio. In sacco degradabilities of dry matter (DM), OM, and CP with urea treatment increased compared with fungal treatment. The DM intake of peanut hulls treated with fungus (PHF) was higher (P < 0.05) than with peanut hulls treated with urea (PHU). Digestibility of OM, CP, neutral detergent fiber, and non-fiber carbohydrate by native breed Ossimi sheep with PH were higher (P < 0.05) than with PH or urea treated PH. The intakes, losses, and balance of N increased (P < 0.01) with PHF versus PH feeding. Feeding PHF increased (P < 0.01) ruminal concentrations of NH3-N, acetic acid, butyric acid, and the acetic to propionic acid ratio. Bacterial and protozoal counts increased (P < 0.05) with feeding PHF or PHU versus PH. Overall, this fungal treatment of peanut hulls created a higher nutritive value feed for ruminants. PMID:24085418

  9. Bruising in slaughter cattle and its relationship with creatine kinase levels and beef quality as affected by animal related factors.

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    Mpakama, T; Chulayo, A Y; Muchenje, V

    2014-05-01

    The objective of the study was to determine the effects of animal related factors on bruising in slaughter cattle, creatine kinase (CK) and beef quality. Three hundred and twenty one cattle from three breeds (108 Bonsmara, 130 Beefmaster and 83 Brahman) were used in this study. The animals were grouped as follows: Group 1 (16 months old), Group 2 (18 months old) and Group 3 (24 months old). At exsanguinations, blood samples for CK determination were collected using disposable vacutainer tubes. Muscularis longissimus thoracis et lumborum (LTL) was collected 24 h after slaughter to determine the colour (L*, a*, and b*) and ultimate pH (pHu) of beef. Breed, sex and age had significant effects (p<0.05) on bruising score, CK levels and beef quality. Bonsmara breed had the highest (80%) bruising score percentage, CK (705.3±80.57 U/L) and pHu (6.3±0.05) values while the Bonsmara had the highest L* (24.8±0.78) a* (17.5±0.53) and b* (12.8±0.53) values. Higher CK levels were also observed in winter compared to summer, spring and autumn respectively. Therefore, animal factors (sex, breed and animal age at slaughter) contribute to the development of bruises and have an effect on the levels of CK and meat quality. It was also concluded that there is no significant relationship between meat parameters (L,* a*, and b*) and CK levels. PMID:25050007

  10. Sequence Diversity in Coding Regions of Candidate Genes in the Glycoalkaloid Biosynthetic Pathway of Wild Potato Species

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    Manrique-Carpintero, Norma C.; Tokuhisa, James G.; Ginzberg, Idit; Holliday, Jason A.; Veilleux, Richard E.

    2013-01-01

    Natural variation in five candidate genes of the steroidal glycoalkaloid (SGA) metabolic pathway and whole-genome single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping were studied in six wild [Solanum chacoense (chc 80-1), S. commersonii, S. demissum, S. sparsipilum, S. spegazzinii, S. stoloniferum] and cultivated S. tuberosum Group Phureja (phu DH) potato species with contrasting levels of SGAs. Amplicons were sequenced for five candidate genes: 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase 1 and 2 (HMG1, HMG2) and 2.3-squalene epoxidase (SQE) of primary metabolism, and solanidine galactosyltransferase (SGT1), and glucosyltransferase (SGT2) of secondary metabolism. SNPs (n = 337) producing 354 variations were detected within 3.7 kb of sequenced DNA. More polymorphisms were found in introns than exons and in genes of secondary compared to primary metabolism. Although no significant deviation from neutrality was found, dN/dS ratios < 1 and negative values of Tajima’s D test suggested purifying selection and genetic hitchhiking in the gene fragments. In addition, patterns of dN/dS ratios across the SGA pathway suggested constraint by natural selection. Comparison of nucleotide diversity estimates and dN/dS ratios showed stronger selective constraints for genes of primary rather than secondary metabolism. SNPs (n = 24) with an exclusive genotype for either phu DH (low SGA) or chc 80-1 (high SGA) were identified for HMG2, SQE, SGT1 and SGT2. The SolCAP 8303 Illumina Potato SNP chip genotyping revealed eight informative SNPs on six pseudochromosomes, with homozygous and heterozygous genotypes that discriminated high, intermediate and low levels of SGA accumulation. These results can be used to evaluate SGA accumulation in segregating or association mapping populations. PMID:23853090

  11. A calibration procedure to improve global rice yield simulations with EPIC

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    Xiong, Wei; Balkovic, Juraj; van der Velde, M.; Zhang, Xuesong; Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Skalsky, Rastislav; Lin, Erda; Mueller, Nathan; Obersteiner, Michael

    2014-02-01

    Crop models are increasingly used to assess impacts of climate change/variability and management practices on productivity and environmental performance of alternative cropping systems. Calibration is an important procedure to improve reliability of model simulations, especially for large area applications. However, global-scale crop model calibration has rarely been exercised due to limited data availability and expensive computing cost. Here we present a simple approach to calibrate Environmental Policy Integrated Climate (EPIC) model for a global implementation of rice. We identify four parameters (potential heat unit – PHU, planting density – PD, harvest index – HI, and biomass energy ratio – BER) and calibrate them regionally to capture the spatial pattern of reported rice yield in 2000. Model performance is assessed by comparing simulated outputs with independent FAO national data. The comparison demonstrates that the global calibration scheme performs satisfactorily in reproducing the spatial pattern of rice yield, particularly in main rice production areas. Spatial agreement increases substantially when more parameters are selected and calibrated, but with varying efficiencies. Among the parameters, PHU and HI exhibit the highest efficiencies in increasing the spatial agreement. Simulations with different calibration strategies generate a pronounced discrepancy of 5–35% in mean yields across latitude bands, and a small to moderate difference in estimated yield variability and yield changing trend for the period of 1981–2000. Present calibration has little effects in improving simulated yield variability and trends at both regional and global levels, suggesting further works are needed to reproduce temporal variability of reported yields. This study highlights the importance of crop models’ calibration, and presents the possibility of a transparent and consistent up scaling approach for global crop simulations given current availability of

  12. Synthesis of cyclic sulfones by ring-closing metathesis.

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    Yao, Qingwei

    2002-02-01

    A general and highly efficient synthesis of cyclic sulfones based on ring-closing metathesis has been developed. The synthetic utility of the resulting cyclic sulfones was demonstrated by their participation in stereoselective Diels-Alder reactions and transformation to cyclic dienes by the Ramberg-Bäcklund reaction. PMID:11820896

  13. Constituents of the essential oil of Cyperus alopecuroides.

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    Sonwa, M M; König, W A

    2001-02-01

    We have investigated the constituents of the essential oil of Cyperus alopecuroides. Three new compounds, the hydrocarbon, (-)-eudesma-2,4(15)-11-triene, the sesquiterpene alcohol (-)-eudesma-3,11-dien-5-ol and the diterpene hydrocarbon (-)-dolabella-3,7,18-triene were isolated and their structure elucidated.

  14. Ursane Triterpenoids from the Bark of Terminalia arjuna

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    Five ursane type triterpene glucosyl esters including a new one, 2a,3ß-dihydroxyurs-12,18-dien-28-oic acid 28-O-ß-D-glucopyranosyl ester (1) were isolated from the bark of Terminalia arjuna, along with two known phenolic compounds. It is the first report of ursane type of triterpenoids from this spi...

  15. Experimental and Computational Studies of the Macrocyclic Effect of an Auxiliary Ligand on Electron and Proton Transfers Within Ternary Copper(II)–Histidine Complexes

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    Song, Tao; Lam, Corey; Ng, Dominic C.; Orlova, G.; Laskin, Julia; Fang, De-Cai; Chu, Ivan K.

    2009-06-01

    The dissociation of [CuII(L)His]•2+ complexes [L = diethylenetriamine (dien) or 1,4,7-triazacyclononane (9-aneN3)] bears a strong resemblance to the previously reported behavior of [CuII(L)GGH]•2+ complexes. We have used low energy collision-induced dissociation experiments and density functional theory (DFT) calculations at the B3LYP/6-31+G(d) level to study the macrocyclic effect of the auxiliary ligands on the formation of His•+ from prototypical [CuII(L)His]•2+ systems. DFT revealed that the relative energy barriers of the same electron transfer (ET) dissociation pathways of [CuII(9-aneN3)His]•2+ and [CuII(dien)His]•2+ are very similar, with the ET reactions of [CuII(9-aneN3)His]•2+ leading to the generation of two distinct His•+ species; in contrast, the proton transfer (PT) dissociation pathways of [CuII(9-aneN3)His]•2+ and [CuII(dien)His]•2+ differ considerably. The PT reactions of [CuII(9-aneN3)His]•2+ are associated with substantially higher barriers (>13 kcal/mol) than those of [CuII(dien)His]•2+. Thus, the sterically encumbered auxiliary 9-aneN3 ligand facilitates ET reactions while moderating PT reactions, allowing the formation of hitherto non-observable histidine radical cations.

  16. [Constituents of essential oil of imported myrrh and gum opoponax].

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    Tian, J; Shi, S

    1996-04-01

    The constitutents of essential oil in two kinds of Myrrha were analyzed by GC-MS. Fifteen compounds in Myrrh and thirty-three compounds in Gum opoponax were identified with their percent contents given. The main constituent of Myrrh is furanoeudesma-1,3-diene, and the main constituent of Gum opoponax is beta-trans-ocimene. PMID:9208557

  17. Irritant potential of some constituents from oleo-gum-resin of Commiphora myrrha.

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    Saeed, M Asif; Sabir, A W

    2004-01-01

    The irritant potentials of essential oil and seven sesquiterpenoids compounds newly isolated from the oleo-gum-resin of Commiphora myrrha were investigated by open mouse ear assay. The essential oil, curzerenone, furanodiene-6-one and furanoeudesma-1,3-diene showed potent and persistent irritant effects while others possess least irritant potentials. PMID:14693226

  18. General approach to glycosidase inhibitors. Enantioselective synthesis of deoxymannojirimycin and swainsonine.

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    Martín, Rubén; Murruzzu, Caterina; Pericàs, Miquel A; Riera, Antoni

    2005-03-18

    [reaction: see text] Deoxymannojirimycin (2) and swainsonine (4) have been synthesized from each enantiomer of the same bicyclic carbamate precursor 7. The key intermediate was prepared by a simple and efficient three-step synthesis involving RCM of the diene 8, which in turn is easily accessible in any configuration from enantiomerically enriched 2,3-epoxy-4-penten-1-ol 9.

  19. Multistep Synthesis of a Terphenyl Derivative Showcasing the Diels-Alder Reaction

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    Davie, Elizabeth A. Colby

    2015-01-01

    An adaptable multistep synthesis project designed for the culmination of a second-year organic chemistry laboratory course is described. The target compound is a terphenyl derivative that is an intermediate in the synthesis of compounds used in organic light-emitting devices. Students react a conjugated diene with dimethylacetylene dicarboxylate…

  20. Quantitative studies and sensory analyses on the influence of cultivar, spatial tissue distribution, and industrial processing on the bitter off-taste of carrots (Daucus carota l.) and carrot products.

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    Czepa, Andreas; Hofmann, Thomas

    2004-07-14

    Although various reports pointed to 6-methoxymellein (1) as a key player imparting the bitter taste in carrots, activity-guided fractionation experiments recently gave evidence that not this isocoumarin but bisacetylenic oxylipins contribute mainly to the off-taste. Among these, (Z)-heptadeca-1,9-dien-4,6-diyn-3-ol (2), (Z)-3-acetoxy-heptadeca-1,9-dien-4,6-diyn-8-ol (3), and (Z)-heptadeca-1,9-dien-4,6-diyn-3,8-diol (falcarindiol, 4) have been successfully identified. In the present study, an analytical procedure was developed enabling an accurate quantitation of 1-4 in carrots and carrot products. To achieve this, (E)-heptadeca-1,9-dien-4,6-diyn-3,8-diol was synthesized as a suitable internal standard for the quantitative analysis of the bisacetylenes. On the basis of taste activity values, calculated as the ratio of the concentration and the human sensory threshold of a compound, a close relationship between the concentration of 4 and the intensity of the bitter off-taste in carrots, carrot puree, and carrot juice was demonstrated, thus showing that compound 4 might offer a new analytical measure for an objective evaluation of the quality of carrot products. Quantitative analysis on the intermediate products in industrial carrot processing revealed that removing the peel as well as green parts successfully decreased the concentrations in the final carrot puree by more than 50%.

  1. Synthesis of the Reported Pyranonaphthoquinone Structure of the Indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase Inhibitor Annulin B by Regioselective Diels-Alder Reaction.

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    Inman, Martyn; Carvalho, Catarina; Lewis, William; Moody, Christopher J

    2016-09-01

    Annulin B, isolated from the marine hydroid isolated from Garveia annulata, is a potent inhibitor of the tryptophan catabolizing enzyme indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO). A synthesis of the reported pyranonaphthoquinone structure is described, in which the key step is a regioselective Diels-Alder reaction between a pyranobenzoquinone dienophile and a silyl ketene acetal diene. PMID:27513176

  2. Organic Lecture Demonstrations.

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    Silversmith, Ernest F.

    1988-01-01

    Provides a listing of 35 demonstrations designed to generate interest in organic chemistry and help put points across. Topics include opening lecture; molecular structure and properties; halogenation; nucleophilic substitution, alkenes and dienes, stereochemistry, spectroscopy, alcohols and phenols, aldehydes and ketones; carboxylic acids, amines,…

  3. Cobalt-Catalyzed [2π + 2π] Cycloadditions of Alkenes: Scope, Mechanism, and Elucidation of Electronic Structure of Catalytic Intermediates.

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    Schmidt, Valerie A; Hoyt, Jordan M; Margulieux, Grant W; Chirik, Paul J

    2015-06-24

    Aryl-substituted bis(imino)pyridine cobalt dinitrogen compounds, ((R)PDI)CoN2, are effective precatalysts for the intramolecular [2π + 2π] cycloaddition of α,ω-dienes to yield the corresponding bicyclo[3.2.0]heptane derivatives. The reactions proceed under mild thermal conditions with unactivated alkenes, tolerating both amine and ether functional groups. The overall second order rate law for the reaction, first order with respect to both the cobalt precatalyst and the substrate, in combination with electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopic studies established the catalyst resting state as dependent on the identity of the precatalyst and diene substrate. Planar S = ½ κ(3)-bis(imino)pyridine cobalt alkene and tetrahedral κ(2)-bis(imino)pyridine cobalt diene complexes were observed by EPR spectroscopy and in the latter case structurally characterized. The hemilabile chelate facilitates conversion of a principally ligand-based singly occupied molecular orbital (SOMO) in the cobalt dinitrogen and alkene compounds to a metal-based SOMO in the diene intermediates, promoting C-C bond-forming oxidative cyclization. Structure-activity relationships on bis(imino)pyridine substitution were also established with 2,4,6-tricyclopentyl-substituted aryl groups, resulting in optimized catalytic [2π + 2π] cycloaddition. The cyclopentyl groups provide a sufficiently open metal coordination sphere that encourages substrate coordination while remaining large enough to promote a challenging, turnover-limiting C(sp(3))-C(sp(3)) reductive elimination. PMID:26030841

  4. Mathematics Curriculum Guide, Section G.

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    Victoria Education Dept. (Australia).

    This guide is a continuation of the series of guides starting with SE 012 723. The entire course is ungraded, but the material referred to in this guide would probably be covered in grade five or six. The concept of place value is studied more deeply using Dienes' Multiple Attribute Blocks, and used in the further development of formal algorithms.…

  5. Antiparasitic, Nematicidal and Antifouling Constituents from Juniperus Berries

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    A bioassay-guided fractionation of Juniperus procera berries yielded antiparasitic, nematicidal and antifouling constituents, including a wide range of known abietane, pimarane and labdane diterpenes. Among these, abieta-7,13-diene (1) demonstrated in vitro antimalarial activity against Plasmodium f...

  6. Dehydrogenative Diels-Alder reaction.

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    Ozawa, Takuya; Kurahashi, Takuya; Matsubara, Seijiro

    2011-10-01

    The dehydrogenative cycloaddition of dieneynes, which possess a diene in the form of a styrene moiety and a dienophile in the form of an alkyne moiety, produces naphthalene derivatives when heated. It was found that a key requirement of this process is the presence of a silyl group attached to the alkyne moiety, which forces a dehydrogenation reaction to occur. PMID:21905638

  7. Asymmetric synthesis of bicyclic dihydropyrans via organocatalytic inverse-electron-demand oxo-Diels-Alder reactions of enolizable aliphatic aldehydes.

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    Li, Jun-Long; Yang, Kai-Chuan; Li, Yi; Li, Qiang; Zhu, Hong-Ping; Han, Bo; Peng, Cheng; Zhi, Yong-Gang; Gou, Xiao-Jun

    2016-08-23

    A highly enantioselective organocatalytic inverse-electron-demand oxo-Diels-Alder reaction involving aqueous acetaldehyde has been discovered. The reaction, in which cyclic enones serve as dienes in the presence of readily available secondary amine catalysts, allows facile construction of optically active bicyclic dihydropyrans. Other typical enolizable aliphatic aldehydes can also serve as competent dienophiles in the reaction. PMID:27436351

  8. Cobalt-Catalyzed [2π + 2π] Cycloadditions of Alkenes: Scope, Mechanism, and Elucidation of Electronic Structure of Catalytic Intermediates.

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    Schmidt, Valerie A; Hoyt, Jordan M; Margulieux, Grant W; Chirik, Paul J

    2015-06-24

    Aryl-substituted bis(imino)pyridine cobalt dinitrogen compounds, ((R)PDI)CoN2, are effective precatalysts for the intramolecular [2π + 2π] cycloaddition of α,ω-dienes to yield the corresponding bicyclo[3.2.0]heptane derivatives. The reactions proceed under mild thermal conditions with unactivated alkenes, tolerating both amine and ether functional groups. The overall second order rate law for the reaction, first order with respect to both the cobalt precatalyst and the substrate, in combination with electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopic studies established the catalyst resting state as dependent on the identity of the precatalyst and diene substrate. Planar S = ½ κ(3)-bis(imino)pyridine cobalt alkene and tetrahedral κ(2)-bis(imino)pyridine cobalt diene complexes were observed by EPR spectroscopy and in the latter case structurally characterized. The hemilabile chelate facilitates conversion of a principally ligand-based singly occupied molecular orbital (SOMO) in the cobalt dinitrogen and alkene compounds to a metal-based SOMO in the diene intermediates, promoting C-C bond-forming oxidative cyclization. Structure-activity relationships on bis(imino)pyridine substitution were also established with 2,4,6-tricyclopentyl-substituted aryl groups, resulting in optimized catalytic [2π + 2π] cycloaddition. The cyclopentyl groups provide a sufficiently open metal coordination sphere that encourages substrate coordination while remaining large enough to promote a challenging, turnover-limiting C(sp(3))-C(sp(3)) reductive elimination.

  9. Synthesis of cyclic sulfones by ring-closing metathesis.

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    Yao, Qingwei

    2002-02-01

    A general and highly efficient synthesis of cyclic sulfones based on ring-closing metathesis has been developed. The synthetic utility of the resulting cyclic sulfones was demonstrated by their participation in stereoselective Diels-Alder reactions and transformation to cyclic dienes by the Ramberg-Bäcklund reaction.

  10. Attraction of a native Florida leafminer, Phyllocnistis insignis, to pheromone of an invasive citrus Leafminer, P. citrella.

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    We collected a native North American species, Phyllocnistis insignis (Frey & Boll) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), in traps baited with a 3:1 blend of (Z,Z,E)-7,11,13-hexadecatrienal (triene) and (Z,Z)-7,11-hexadecadienal (diene), 2 components of the sex pheromone of the invasive citrus leafminer, P....

  11. Attraction of a native Florida leafminer, Phyllocnistis insignis (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), to pheromone of invasive citrus leafminer, P. citrella: Evidence for mating disruption of a native nontarget species

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    We collected a native North American species, Phyllocnistis insignis (Frey & Boll), in traps baited with a 3:1 blend of (Z,Z,E)-7,11,13-hexadecatrienal (triene) and (Z,Z)-7,11-hexadecadienal (diene), two components of the sex pheromone of the exotic citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton....

  12. Biomimetic cyclization of geraniol derivatives, a useful tool in the total synthesis of bioactive monocyclic terpenoids.

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    Merlini, Valentina; Luparia, Marco; Porta, Alessio; Zanoni, Giuseppe; Vidari, Giovanni

    2011-04-01

    This review is a detailed account of authors' work in the field of biomimetic cyclization of geraniol-like dienes. The very high regio- and enantioselectivity achieved made these elegant reactions a viable tool for the synthesis of monocyclic building blocks used in the synthesis of valued terpenoids, like the precious aroma and perfume constituents' ionones and irones.

  13. Effects of electron beam irradiation on binary polyamide-6 blends with metallocene copolymers

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    Rosales, C.; López-Quintana, S.; Gobernado-Mitre, I.; Merino, J. C.; Pastor, J. M.

    2007-12-01

    The effect of electron beam irradiation on thermal and mechanical properties, and SEM morphology of polyamide-6 (PA-6) blends with grafted copolymers was investigated. High toughness materials were obtained with ethylene-polypropylene-diene grafted copolymers without significant variations in their thermal properties and Izod impact strength at room temperature and -30 °C with the irradiation doses used.

  14. New diterpenes from the heartwood of Chamaecyparis obtusa var. formosana.

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    Kuo, Y H; Chen, C H; Huang, S L

    1998-06-26

    An abietane diterpene, 11,14-dihydroxy-8,11,13-abietatrien-7-one (1); a seco-abietane diterpene, obtuanhydride (2); and an isopimarane diterpene, 18,19-O-isopropylidene-18, 19-dihydroxyisopimara-8(14),15-diene (3) were isolated from the heartwood of Chamaecyparis obtusa var. formosana. The structures of these new compounds were elucidated by spectroscopic methods. PMID:9644078

  15. A new ursane-type triterpenoid saponin from the aerial parts of Clematoclethra scandens subsp. actinidioides.

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    Xiao, Shi-Ji; Chen, Fang; Ding, Li-Sheng; Zhou, Yan

    2015-01-01

    A new ursane-type triterpenoid saponin, 2α,3α,24-trihydroxyurs-12,20(30)-dien-28-oic acid β-D-glucopyranosyl ester (1), together with six known triterpenoid saponins, was isolated and characterized from the aerial parts of Clematoclethra scandens subsp. actinidioides. PMID:25660290

  16. Face-selective Diels-Alder reactions between unsymmetrical cyclohexadienes and symmetric trans-dienophile: an experimental and computational investigation.

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    Lahiri, Saswati; Yadav, Somnath; Banerjee, Srirupa; Patil, Mahendra P; Sunoj, Raghavan B

    2008-01-18

    A combined experimental and theoretical study of the Diels-Alder reactions between 2-trimethylsiloxy-1,3-cyclohexadienes (2-11) and (E)-1,4-diphenylbut-2-ene-1,4-dione (1) is reported. Two diastereomeric products, 5-endo-6-exo- (nx) and 5-exo-6-endo- (xn) dibenzoyl derivatives, are possible with symmetric trans-dienophile (1). While in many cases 5-endo-6-exo product is preferred over the corresponding 5-exo-6-endo product, the product ratio nx:xn is found to vary with the position of substituents on the diene. The density functional theory studies with the mPW1PW91/6-31G* as well as the B3LYP/6-31G* levels reveal that the electrostatic repulsion between the oxygen lone pairs on the diene and the dienophile is critical to the observed product selectivities. The optimized transition state geometries though appeared to involve secondary orbital interactions, careful examination of the frontier Kohn-Sham orbitals as well as calculations with the natural bond orbital (NBO) analyses confirm the absence of SOI in these transition states. In the case of methyl-substituted dienes, a cumulative effect of steric and electrostatic interactions between the diene and the dienophile is found to be the controlling element toward the observed selectivity. PMID:18088142

  17. The effects of ascorbate and dehydroascorbate on the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein.

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    Stait, S E; Leake, D S

    1996-01-01

    Ascorbate at concentrations of 60-100 microM inhibits the modification of freshly prepared low-density lipoprotein (LDL) by macrophages. With 'moderately oxidized' LDL (produced by prolonged storage in a refrigerator), however, ascorbate does not inhibit LDL modification by macrophages and actually modifies the LDL itself in the absence of macrophages [Stait and Leake (1994) FEBS Lett. 341, 263-267]. We have now shown that dehydroascorbate can modify both 'fresh' LDL and moderately oxidized LDL in a dose-dependent manner to increase its uptake by macrophages. The modification of moderately oxidized LDL by ascorbate and dehydroascorbate or of 'fresh' LDL by dehydroascorbate is dependent on the presence of iron or copper. In 'fresh' LDL, ascorbate inhibited conjugated-diene formation by copper. In moderately oxidized LDL, the number of conjugated dienes present was decreased rapidly in the presence of copper and ascorbate. Dehydroascorbate decreased the lag phase and increased the rate of copper-induced conjugated-diene formation in 'fresh' LDL (although in some experiments it inhibited the formation of conjugated dienes). The ascorbate-modified moderately oxidized LDL was taken up by macrophages by their scavenger receptors, as the uptake was inhibited by polyinosinic acid or fucoidan. Ascorbate and dehydroascorbate therefore have the potential to increase LDL oxidation under certain conditions, but whether or not they do so in vivo is unknown. PMID:8973543

  18. Enantioselective Synthesis of Four Stereoisomers of Sulfinyl Ferrocenyl Quinones with Central, Planar, and Helical Chirality.

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    del Hoyo, Ana M; Urbano, Antonio; Carreño, M Carmen

    2016-01-01

    Four stereoisomers of sulfinyl ferrocenyl-substituted helicenequinones having central, planar, and helical elements of chirality were stereoselectively formed, in one step, from reaction between enantiopure sulfinyl ferrocenyl dienes and a sulfinyl quinone. Asymmetric synthesis, kinetic resolution, or chemical resolution processes occurred in sequential cycloaddition, sulfoxide elimination, and partial aromatization steps.

  19. Structures and biological activities of triterpenes and sesquiterpenes obtained from Russula lepida.

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    Lee, Jong-Soo; Maarisit, Wilmar; Abdjul, Delfly B; Yamazaki, Hiroyuki; Takahashi, Ohgi; Kirikoshi, Ryota; Kanno, Syu-Ichi; Namikoshi, Michio

    2016-07-01

    A seco-cucurbitane triterpene and two aristolane sesquiterpenes, named (24E)-3,4-seco-cucurbita-4,24-diene-3-hydroxy-26,29-dioic acid, (+)-1,2-didehydro-9-hydroxy-aristlone, and (+)-12-hydroxy-aristlone, were isolated from fruiting bodies of the medicinal mushroom Russula lepida, together with (24E)-3,4-seco-cucurbita-4,24-diene-3,26,29-trioic acid and (+)-aristlone. The structures of the first three compounds, including their absolute configurations, were assigned on the basis of their NMR and ECD spectra. Two seco-cucurbitane triterpenes, (24E)-3,4-seco-cucurbita-4,24-diene-3-hydroxy-26,29-dioic acid and (24E)-3,4-seco-cucurbita-4,24-diene-3,26,29-trioic acid, inhibited the activity of protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B), with IC50 values of 20.3 and 0.4μM, respectively. All isolated compounds did not show cytotoxicity against human cancer cell lines, Huh-7 (hepatoma) and EJ-1 (bladder), at 50μM. PMID:27066716

  20. Learning Machine, Vietnamese Based Human-Computer Interface.

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    Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.

    The sixth session of IT@EDU98 consisted of seven papers on the topic of the learning machine--Vietnamese based human-computer interface, and was chaired by Phan Viet Hoang (Informatics College, Singapore). "Knowledge Based Approach for English Vietnamese Machine Translation" (Hoang Kiem, Dinh Dien) presents the knowledge base approach, which…

  1. New antimycobacterial triterpenoids from Rhus taitensis.

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    Jadulco, Raquel C; Koch, Michael; Van Wagoner, Ryan M; Pond, Christopher; Gideon, Osia G; Matainaho, Teatulohi; Piskaut, Pius; Barrows, Louis R

    2011-09-01

    Two new triterpenoids were isolated from the leaves and twigs of Rhus taitensis. Their structures were elucidated by 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic studies as 1,10,24,25,30-pentahydroxysqualene and dammar-20(22),24-diene-3 β,26,27-triol. Both compounds exhibited moderate antimycobacterial activities with an MIC of 45 µg/mL. PMID:21544777

  2. Synthesis of Lepadiformine Using a Hydroamination Transform.

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    Tabor, M Greg; Shenvi, Ryan A

    2015-12-01

    Dissection of lepadiformine by a double hydroamination transform affords a simple achiral amino diene. This reaction is accomplished in the forward sense by amine-directed hydroboration and an oxidative alkyl shift to nitrogen, both of which occur with high stereoselectivity to generate three stereogenic centers and the lepadiformine skeleton. PMID:26584132

  3. Teaching Experiment: The Effect of Manipulatives in Second Graders' Learning of Mathematics, Volume I. PMDC Technical Report No. 11.

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    Behr, Merlyn J.

    This teaching experiment investigated variables which affect how well children learn from manipulative aids and how to use such aids in teaching mathematics. Five small groups from one second-grade classroom were stratified by achievement and taught using (1) counting sticks; (2) Dienes blocks; (3) abacus; (4) all three materials; or (5) counting…

  4. Catalytic asymmetric Torgov cyclization: a concise total synthesis of (+)-estrone.

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    Prévost, Sébastien; Dupré, Nathalie; Leutzsch, Markus; Wang, Qinggang; Wakchaure, Vijay; List, Benjamin

    2014-08-11

    An asymmetric Torgov cyclization, catalyzed by a novel, highly Brønsted acidic dinitro-substituted disulfonimide, is described. The reaction delivers the Torgov diene and various analogues with excellent yields and enantioselectivity. This method was applied in a very short synthesis of (+)-estrone.

  5. Understanding Roofing Systems.

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    Michelsen, Ted

    2001-01-01

    Reviews the various types of multi- and single-ply roofing commonly used today in educational facilities. Roofing types described involve built-up systems, modified bitumen systems; ethylene propylene diene terpolymer roofs; and roofs of thermoplastic, metal, and foam. A description of the Roofing Industry Educational Institute is included. (GR)

  6. Cyclopentadiene-mediated hydride transfer from rhodium complexes.

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    Pitman, C L; Finster, O N L; Miller, A J M

    2016-07-12

    Attempts to generate a proposed rhodium hydride catalytic intermediate instead resulted in isolation of (Cp*H)Rh(bpy)Cl (1), a pentamethylcyclopentadiene complex, formed by C-H bond-forming reductive elimination from the fleeting rhodium hydride. The hydride transfer ability of diene 1 was explored through thermochemistry and hydride transfer reactions, including the reduction of NAD(+). PMID:26949917

  7. Active low-valent niobium catalysts from NbCl5 and hydrosilanes for selective intermolecular cycloadditions.

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    Satoh, Yasushi; Obora, Yasushi

    2011-10-21

    An active niobium catalyst was developed via a simple and nontoxic reduction method from NbCl(5)/hydrosilane and utilized for the selective [2 + 2 + 2] cycloaddition reaction of terminal alkynes and alkenes/α,ω-dienes, to give 1,3-cyclohexadiene derivatives in high yields with excellent chemo- and regioselectivity. PMID:21919436

  8. Design of a Brønsted acid with two different acidic sites: synthesis and application of aryl phosphinic acid-phosphoric acid as a Brønsted acid catalyst.

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    Momiyama, N; Narumi, T; Terada, M

    2015-12-11

    A Brønsted acid with two different acidic sites, aryl phosphinic acid-phosphoric acid, has been synthesized. Its catalytic performance was assessed in the hetero-Diels-Alder reaction of aldehyde hydrates with Danishefsky's diene, achieving high reaction efficiency. PMID:26445921

  9. Copper-catalyzed borylative allyl-allyl coupling reaction.

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    Semba, Kazuhiko; Bessho, Naoto; Fujihara, Tetsuaki; Terao, Jun; Tsuji, Yasushi

    2014-08-18

    Borylative allyl-allyl coupling using allenes, bis(pinacolato)diboron, and allyl phosphates has been developed in the presence of a copper catalyst bearing an N-heterocyclic carbene ligand. The reaction affords boryl-substituted 1,5-diene derivatives in good to high yields with high regioselectivity and Z selectivity. PMID:24986738

  10. Sulfinyl-mediated stereoselective Overman rearrangements and Diels-Alder cycloadditions.

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    Fernández de la Pradilla, Roberto; Colomer, Ignacio; Viso, Alma

    2012-06-15

    The Overman rearrangement of allylic sulfinyl trichloroacetimidates affords sulfinyl trichloroacetamides with high stereoselectivity and excellent yields. Bis-allylic substrates lead to amido 2-sulfinyl butadiene derivatives in excellent yields, with total chemo- and diastereoselectivity. The Diels-Alder cycloaddition of related dienes is controlled by the sulfoxide moiety.

  11. Enantiopure 1,4-diols and 1,4-aminoalcohols via stereoselective acyclic sulfoxide-sulfenate rearrangement.

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    Fernández de la Pradilla, Roberto; Colomer, Ignacio; Ureña, Mercedes; Viso, Alma

    2011-05-01

    Treatment of acyclic α-hydroxy and α-tosylamino sulfinyl dienes with amines affords enantiopure 1,4-diol or 1,4-hydroxysulfonamide derivatives in good yields and diastereoselectivities. This one-pot procedure entails a conjugate addition that triggers a diastereoselective sulfoxide-sulfenate [2,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement.

  12. New library of aminosulfonyl-tagged Hoveyda–Grubbs type complexes: Synthesis, kinetic studies and activity in olefin metathesis transformations

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    Borré, Etienne; Caijo, Frederic

    2010-01-01

    Summary Seven novel Hoveyda–Grubbs precatalysts bearing an aminosulfonyl function are reported. Kinetic studies indicate an activity enhancement compared to Hoveyda’s precatalyst. A selection of these catalysts was investigated with various substrates in ring-closing metathesis of dienes or enynes and cross metathesis. The results demonstrate that these catalysts show a good tolerance to various chemical functions. PMID:21165173

  13. Total Synthesis of (±)-Gracilioether F.

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    Shen, Xin-Yue; Peng, Xiao-Shui; Wong, Henry N C

    2016-03-01

    Total synthesis of (±)-gracilioether F was achieved via a pivotal reductive cleavage of 1,2-dioxane from allenic ester in 11 steps. The key 1,2-dioxane species, derived from singlet oxygen and a diene, could be used as a common precursor for a stereocontrolled formation of the crucial 1,4-diol through a reductive cleavage. PMID:26878903

  14. Chemical constituents of marine algal-derived endophytic fungus Exophiala oligosperma EN-21

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    Li, Fang; Li, Ke; Li, Xiaoming; Wang, Bingui

    2011-01-01

    Seven compounds (1-7) were identified from the cultivation of the endophytic fungus Exophiala oligosperma (EN-21) that was isolated from the inner tissue of the marine red alga Laurencia similis. Their structures were identified with spectroscopic and chemical methods as 2-phenoxynaphthalene ( 1), (2 S, 3 R, 4 E, 8 E)-1- O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-3-hydroxy-2-[( R)-2'-hydroxyoctadecanoyl] amino-9-methyl-4, 8-octadeca-diene ( 2), (22 E,24 R)-ergosta-7,22-dien-3β,5α,6β-triol ( 3), (22 E, 24 R)-3β, 5α, 9α-trihydroxy-ergosta-7, 22-dien-6-one ( 4), (22 E, 24 R)-5α, 6α-epoxy-ergosta-8, 22-dien-3β, 7α-diol ( 5), (22 E, 24 R)-ergosta-4, 6, 8(14), 22-tetraen-3-one ( 6), and euphorbol ( 7). This paper reports for the first time the chemical constituents of fungus Exophiala oligosperma and the discovery of compound 1 as a natural product from the fungus.

  15. 21 CFR 522.960a - Flumethasone suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Flumethasone suspension. 522.960a Section 522.960a... Flumethasone suspension. (a) Chemical name. 6α,9α-Difluoro-11β,17,21 - trihydroxy - 16α - methylpregna - 1,4 - diene - 3,20 - dione. (b) Specifications. Flumethasone suspension is sterile and each milliliter of...

  16. 21 CFR 522.960a - Flumethasone suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Flumethasone suspension. 522.960a Section 522.960a... Flumethasone suspension. (a) Chemical name. 6α,9α-Difluoro-11β,17,21 - trihydroxy - 16α - methylpregna - 1,4 - diene - 3,20 - dione. (b) Specifications. Flumethasone suspension is sterile and each milliliter of...

  17. Roof System EPDM Shrinkage.

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    Betker, Edward

    1998-01-01

    Looks at Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer rubber roof membranes and the potential problems associated with this material's shrinkage. Discusses how long such a roof should perform and issues affecting repair or replacement. Recommends that a building's function be considered in any roofing decision. (RJM)

  18. Irritant potential of some constituents from oleo-gum-resin of Commiphora myrrha.

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    Saeed, M Asif; Sabir, A W

    2004-01-01

    The irritant potentials of essential oil and seven sesquiterpenoids compounds newly isolated from the oleo-gum-resin of Commiphora myrrha were investigated by open mouse ear assay. The essential oil, curzerenone, furanodiene-6-one and furanoeudesma-1,3-diene showed potent and persistent irritant effects while others possess least irritant potentials.

  19. [Constituents of essential oil of imported myrrh and gum opoponax].

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    Tian, J; Shi, S

    1996-04-01

    The constitutents of essential oil in two kinds of Myrrha were analyzed by GC-MS. Fifteen compounds in Myrrh and thirty-three compounds in Gum opoponax were identified with their percent contents given. The main constituent of Myrrh is furanoeudesma-1,3-diene, and the main constituent of Gum opoponax is beta-trans-ocimene.

  20. Antimicrobial triterpenes from the stem bark of Crossopteryx febrifuga.

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    Chouna, Jean Rodolphe; Tamokou, Jean-de-Dieu; Nkeng-Efouet-Alango, Pépin; Lenta, Bruno Ndjakou; Sewald, Norbert

    2015-07-01

    Phytochemical investigation of the stem bark extract of Crossopteryx febrifuga resulted in the isolation of epimeric mixtures of 3β-urs-12,20(30)-diene-27,28-dioic acid and 18-epi-3β-urs-12,20(30)-diene-27,28-dioic acid (1), as well as: 3β-D-glucopyranosylurs-12,20(30)-diene-27,28-dioic acid and 18-epi-3β-D-glucopyranosylurs-12,20(30)-diene-27,28-dioic acid (2), together with some known compounds such as the monoglyceride of palmitic acid, as well as β-sitosterol and its glucoside. The structures of the isolated compounds were determined by application of spectroscopic methods. The MeOH extract and compounds 1 and 2 were examined for antimicrobial activity in in vitro assays against bacteria (Enterobacter aerogenes ATCC13048, Escherichia coli ATCC8739, Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC11296, Staphylococcus aureus) and fungi (Candida parapsilosis, Candida albicans ATCC 9002 and Cryptococcus neoformans IP 90526). The tested samples showed selective activities. The antibacterial and antifungal activities of compound 2 (MIC=8-64 μg/mL) were in some cases equal to or even higher than those of the respective reference drugs chloramphenicol (MIC=16- 64 μg/mL) and nystatin (MIC=128-256 μg/mL). PMID:26352201

  1. Simple, chemoselective, catalytic olefin isomerization.

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    Crossley, Steven W M; Barabé, Francis; Shenvi, Ryan A

    2014-12-01

    Catalytic amounts of Co(Sal(tBu,tBu))Cl and organosilane irreversibly isomerize terminal alkenes by one position. The same catalysts effect cycloisomerization of dienes and retrocycloisomerization of strained rings. Strong Lewis bases like amines and imidazoles, and labile functionalities like epoxides, are tolerated.

  2. Synthesis of dibenzoheteropines of group 13-16 elements via ring-closing metathesis.

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    Matsuda, Takanori; Sato, Shinya

    2013-04-01

    The ring-closing metathesis (RCM) of bis(2-vinylphenyl)silanes in the presence of the second-generation Hoveyda-Grubbs catalyst in toluene at 100 °C afforded dibenzo[b,f]silepines in excellent yields. Other dibenzoheteropines of group 13-16 elements were also prepared via the RCM of the corresponding heteroatom-tethered dienes.

  3. On the relationship between structure and reaction rate in olefin ring-closing metathesis.

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    Ashworth, Ian W; Carboni, Davide; Hillier, Ian H; Nelson, David J; Percy, Jonathan M; Rinaudo, Giuseppe; Vincent, Mark A

    2010-10-14

    In the RCM reactions of a series of simple α,ω-dienes, the relative order of reactivity has been unambiguously determined showing that cyclohexene forms faster than cyclopentene or cycloheptene. 1,5-Hexadiene inhibits the RCM of 1,7-octadiene; 1,5-hexadiene cannot progress to the RCM product (cyclobutene) but forms an unexpectedly stable cyclic η(2)-complex.

  4. Responsive supramolecular polymers based on the bis[alkynylplatinum(II)] terpyridine molecular tweezer/arene recognition motif.

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    Tian, Yu-Kui; Shi, Yong-Gang; Yang, Zhi-Shuai; Wang, Feng

    2014-06-10

    Supramolecular polymers are constructed based on the novel bis[alkynylplatinum(II)] terpyridine molecular tweezer/pyrene recognition motif. Successive addition of anthracene as the diene and cyano-functionalized dienophile triggers the reversible supramolecular polymerization process, thus advancing the concept of utilizing Diels-Alder chemistry to access stimuli-responsive materials in compartmentalized systems.

  5. Catalytic applications of mono- and dinuclear complexes containing metal-carbon sigma bonds. Final report, November 1, 1993--October 31, 1996

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    Norton, J.R.

    1996-12-31

    This report discusses results from several studies involved in the project. Investigations include: vibrational models for surface olefins and alkylidenes; mechanism of the formation and fragmentation of diosmacyclobutanes; reaction of dienes and allenes with diosmacyclobutanes; determination by nematic phase NMR of the structure of mononuclear and dinuclear ethylene complexes of osmium; and generation of ``coordinatively unsaturated`` complexes by protonation of methyl osmium complexes.

  6. Intermolecular sequential [4 + 2]-cycloaddition-aromatization reaction of aryl-substituted allenes with DMAD affording phenanthrene and naphthalene derivatives.

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    Jiang, Xuefeng; Kong, Wangqing; Chen, Jie; Ma, Shengming

    2008-10-01

    An efficient entry to phenanthrene and naphthalene derivatives through intermolecular sequential [4 + 2]-cycloaddition-aromatization reactions of aryl-substituted allenes with DMAD in the absence of any catalyst was discovered. In this reaction the aromatic ring and the adjacent carbon-carbon double bond of the allene unit acted as the 1,3-diene.

  7. Study of Intermediate Products from the Cross-linking Reactions of Genipin with Beta-Lactoglobulin and Related Peptides by MALDI-TOF/TOF Mass Spectrometry

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Genipin, methyl-1R,2R,6S-2-hydroxy-9-(hydroxymethyl)-3-oxabicyclo[4.3.0]nona-4,8-diene-5-carboxylate, is an aglycone derivative from geniposide found in the Gardenia jasminoides fruits, obtained through enzymatic hydrolysis with beta-glucosidase. Genipin has been shown to be capable of cross-linking...

  8. Optical Trajectories and the Informational Basis of Fly Ball Catching

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    Marken, Richard S.

    2005-01-01

    D. M. Shaffer and M. K. McBeath (see record 2002-02027-006) plotted the optical trajectories of uncatchable fly balls and concluded that linear optical trajectory is the informational basis of the actions taken to catch these balls. P. McLeod, N. Reed, and Z. Dienes (see record 2002-11140-016) replotted these trajectories in terms of changes in…

  9. Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of Cymbopogon citratus and Cymbopogon giganteus essential oils alone and in combination.

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    Bassolé, I H N; Lamien-Meda, A; Bayala, B; Obame, L C; Ilboudo, A J; Franz, C; Novak, J; Nebié, R C; Dicko, M H

    2011-09-15

    As part of ongoing research on the chemical composition and the antimicrobial properties of Burkinabe plants essential oils alone and in combination, essential oils (EOs) from leaves of Cymbopogon citratus and Cymbopogon giganteus from Burkina Faso were analyzed by GC-FID and GC-MS. Five constituents, which accounted for 96.3% of the oil, were identified in the EO of C. citratus. Geranial (48.1%), neral (34.6%) and myrcene (11.0%) were the major constituents. For C. giganteus a total of eight compounds were identified which represented 86.0% of the oils extracted. The dominant compounds were limonene (42%) and a set of monoterpene alcohols: trans-p-mentha-1(7),8-dien-2-ol (14.2%), cis-p-mentha-1(7),8-dien-2-ol (12%), trans-p-mentha-2,8-dien-1-ol (5.6%) and cis-p-mentha-2,8-dien-1-ol (5.2%). The EOs were tested against nine bacteria by using disc diffusion and microdilution methods. C. giganteus EO showed antimicrobial effects against all microorganisms tested whereas C. citratus EO failed to inhibit Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The antimicrobial activity of combinations of the two EOs was quantified by the checkerboard method. Combinations of the two EOs exerted synergistic, additive and indifferent antimicrobial effects. Results of the present investigation provide evidence that the combinations of plant EOs could be assessed for synergistic activity in order to reduce their minimum effective dose.

  10. Gas-phase ligand loss and ligand substitution reactions of platinum(II) complexes of tridentate nitrogen donor ligands.

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    Wee, Sheena; O'Hair, Richard A J; McFadyen, W David

    2004-01-01

    The source of protons associated with the ligand loss channel of HX((n - 1)+) from [Pt(II)(dien)X](n+) (X = Cl, Br and I for n = 1 and X = NC(5)H(5) for n = 2) in the gas phase was investigated by deuterium-labelling studies. The results of these studies indicate that these protons originate from both the amino groups and the carbon backbone of the dien ligand. In some instances (e.g. X = Br and I), the protons lost from the carbon backbone can be even more abundant than the protons lost from the amino groups. The gas-phase substitution reactions of coordinatively saturated [Pt(II)(L(3))L(a)](2+) complexes (L(3) = tpy or dien) were also examined using ion-molecule reactions. The outcome of the ion-molecule reactions depends on both the ancillary ligand (L(3)) as well as the leaving group (L(a)). [Pt(II)(tpy)L(a)](2+) complexes undergo substitution reactions, with a faster rate when L(a) is a good leaving group, while the [Pt(II)(dien)L(a)](2+) complex undergoes a proton transfer reaction. PMID:15164352

  11. Terpenoids from rhizomes of Alpinia japonica inhibiting nitric oxide production.

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    Li, Qiang-Ming; Luo, Jian-Guang; Yang, Ming-Hua; Kong, Ling-Yi

    2015-03-01

    A new sesquiterpenoid, 1, and three new diterpenoids, 3-5, along with five known compounds, 2 and 6-9, were isolated from rhizomes of Alpinia japonica. The structures of the new compounds were determined as (1R,4R,6S,7S,9S)-4α-hydroxy-1,9-peroxybisabola-2,10-diene (1), methyl (12E)-16-oxolabda-8(17),12-dien-15-oate (3), (12R)-15-ethoxy-12-hydroxylabda-8(17),13(14)-dien-16,15-olide (4), and methyl (11E)-14,15,16-trinorlabda-8(17),11-dien-13-oate (5) by means of spectroscopic data. The absolute configurations at C(4) in 1 and C(12) in 4 were deduced from the circular dichroism (CD) data of the in situ-formed [Rh2 (CF3 COO)4 ] complexes. Inhibitory effects of the isolates on NO production in lipopolysaccharide-induced RAW264.7 macrophages were evaluated, and 2-4, 6, and 7 were found to exhibit inhibitory activities with IC50 values between 14.6 and 34.3 μM.

  12. Mathematical Analysis of Piaget's Grouping Concept. Papy's Minicomputer as a Grouping

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    Steiner, H. G.

    1974-01-01

    Through a mathematical analysis, Piaget's grouping concept can be formally interpreted as being a hybrid between the mathematical concepts of a group and a lattice. Some relevant pedagogical models are presented. Activities with Cuisenaire Rods, Dienes Blocks, and Papy's Minicomputer are shown to take place in groupings. (LS)

  13. Continuous gradient temperature Raman spectroscopy of n-6 DPA and DHA from -100 C to 20°C

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    One of the great unanswered questions with respect to biological science in general is the absolute necessity of DHA in fast signal processing tissues. N-6 DPA, with just one less diene, group, is fairly abundant in terrestrial food chains yet cannot substitute for DHA. Gradient Temperature Raman sp...

  14. Identification of the 187 bp EphA7 Genomic DNA as the Dorsal Midline-Specific Enhancer of the Diencephalon and Mesencephalon.

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    Kim, Yujin; Park, Eunjeong; Park, Soochul

    2015-11-01

    EphA7 is a key molecule in regulating the development of the dien- and mesencephalon. To get insight into the mechanism of how EphA7 gene expression is regulated during the dorsal specification of the dien- and mesencephalon, we investigated the cis-acting regulatory sequence driving EphA7 to the dorsal midline of the dien- and mesencephalon. Transgenic LacZ reporter analysis, using overlapping EphA7 BACs, was used to narrow down the dorsal midline-specific enhancer, revealing the 25.3 kb genomic region as the enhancer candidate. Strikingly, this genomic DNA was located far downstream of the EphA7 transcription start site, +302.6 kb to +327.9 kb. Further enhancer mapping, using comparative genomic analysis and transgenic methods, showed that the 187 bp genomic DNA alone, approximately 305 kb downstream of the EphA7 transcription start site, was sufficient to act as the dorsal midline-specific enhancer of EphA7. Importantly, our results indicate that the 187 bp dorsal midline-specific enhancer is critically regulated by homeobox transcription factors during the development of the dien- and mesencephalon.

  15. Rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric addition of arylboronic acids to cyclic N-sulfonyl ketimines towards the synthesis of α,α-diaryl-α-amino acid derivatives.

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    Takechi, Ryosuke; Nishimura, Takahiro

    2015-05-01

    Rhodium/chiral diene complex-catalyzed asymmetric addition of arylboronic acids to cyclic ketimines having an ester group proceeded to give the corresponding α-amino acid derivatives in high yields with high enantioselectivity. The cyclic amino acid derivative was transformed into a linear α,α-diaryl-substituted α-N-methylamino acid ester.

  16. Ether production with multi-stage reaction of olefins

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    Harandi, M.N.

    1993-07-13

    A multistage process is described for etherifying a mixed C[sub 4] + olefinic hydrocarbon feedstock containing diene, isoalkene and nalkene, comprising: contacting the olefinic feedstock and aliphatic alcohol in a first reaction stage reaction zone under etherification conditions with acid etherification catalyst to convert a major amount of the isoalkene to C[sub 5] + tertiary-alkyl ether; recovering a reactant effluent from the first stage containing tertiary-alkyl ether product, unreacted alcohol and unreacted olefin comprising n-alkene and diene; separating an ether-rich C[sub 5] + liquid product stream from the first stage effluent in a first product recovery section; reacting at least a fraction of the first stage effluent unconverted olefins and alcohol fraction under low severity oligomerization conditions comprising moderate temperature between 70 C and 280 C and space velocity of 0.5-50 WHSV based on total olefin in the feed in a secondary stage catalytic reaction zone containing porous solid acid oligomerization catalyst particles to oligomerize a major portion of diene; recovering a C[sub 5]+ liquid product stream from secondary stage effluent; and recovering n-alkene substantially free of diene from secondary stage effluent.

  17. Alternative markers for the long-term detection of oral testosterone misuse.

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    Fabregat, Andreu; Pozo, Oscar J; Marcos, Josep; Segura, Jordi; Ventura, Rosa

    2011-11-01

    The screening of testosterone misuse in the doping control field is normally performed by the measurement of the ratio between the concentrations of testosterone and epitestosterone excreted as glucuronides (T/E). Despite the satisfactory results obtained with this approach, the measurement of T/E presents some limitations like the long-term detection of oral testosterone administration. Recently, several testosterone metabolites released after basic treatment of the urine have been reported (androsta-1,4-dien-3,17-dione, androsta-4,6-dien-3,17-dione, 17β-hydroxy-androsta-4,6-dien-3-one and 15-androsten-3,17-dione). In the present work, the usefulness of these metabolites for the detection of oral testosterone misuse has been evaluated and compared with the conventional T/E measurement. For this purpose, 173 urine samples collected from healthy volunteers were analysed in order to obtain reference concentrations for the four metabolites released after alkaline treatment. On the other hand, urine samples collected from five volunteers before and after testosterone undecanoate administration were also analysed. Concentrations of androsta-4,6-dien-3,17-dione and 17β-hydroxy-androsta-4,6-dien-3-one showed a similar behaviour as the T/E, allowing the detection of the misuse for several hours after administration. More promising results were obtained by quantifying androsta-1,4-dien-3,17-dione and 15-androsten-3,17-dione. The time in which the concentrations of these analytes could be differentiated from the basal level was between 3 and 6 times longer than the obtained with T/E, as a result, an improvement in the detection of testosterone abuse can be achieved. Moreover, several ratios between these compounds were evaluated. Some of them improved the detection of testosterone misuse when comparing with T/E. The best results were obtained with those ratios involving androsta-1,4-dien-3,17-dione. PMID:21782838

  18. Development of source specific diatom lipids biomarkers as Antarctic Sea Ice proxies

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    Smik, Lukas; Belt, Simon T.; Brown, Thomas A.; Lieser, Jan L.; Armand, Leanne K.; Leventer, Amy; Allen, Claire S.

    2016-04-01

    C25 highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) are lipid biomarkers biosynthesised by a relatively small number of diatom genera, but are, nonetheless, common constituents of global marine sediments. The occurrence and variable abundance of certain C25 highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) biomarkers in Antarctic marine sediments has previously been proposed as a proxy measure of paleo sea-ice extent in the Southern Ocean and a small number of paleo sea-ice reconstructions based on the variable abundances of these HBIs have appeared in recent years. However, the development of HBIs as proxies for Antarctic sea ice is much less advanced than that for IP25 (another HBI) in the Arctic and has been based on relatively small number of analyses in sea ice, water column and sediment samples. To provide further insights into the use of these HBIs as proxies for Antarctic sea ice, we here describe an assessment of their distributions in surface water, surface sediment and sea ice samples collected from a number of Antarctic locations experiencing contrasting sea ice conditions in recent years. Our study shows that distributions of a di-unsaturated HBI (diene II) and tri-unsaturated HBI (triene III) in surface water samples were found to be extremely sensitive to the local sea-ice conditions, with diene II detected for sampling sites that experienced seasonal sea ice and highest concentrations found in coastal locations with longer-lasting ice cover and a recurrent polynya. In contrast, triene III was observed in all of the samples analysed, but with highest concentrations within the region of the retreating sea ice edge, an observation consistent with significant environmental control over the biosynthesis of diene II and triene III by sea ice diatoms and open water phytoplankton, respectively. However, additional local factors, such as those associated with polynya formation, may also exert some control over the distribution of triene III and the relative concentrations of diene II and

  19. Thiolate bridging and metal exchange in adducts of a zinc finger model and Pt(II) complexes: biomimetic studies of protein/Pt/DNA interactions.

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    Almaraz, Elky; de Paula, Queite A; Liu, Qin; Reibenspies, Joseph H; Darensbourg, Marcetta Y; Farrell, Nicholas P

    2008-05-14

    To provide precedents for the possible interactions of platinum DNA adducts with zinc finger proteins, the complexes [Pt(dien)Cl]Cl (dien = diethylenetriamine) and [Pt(terpy)Cl]Cl (terpy = 2,2':6',2''-terpyridine) were exposed to the N,N'-bis(2-mercaptoethyl)-1,4-diazacycloheptanezinc(II) dimer, [Zn(bme-dach)]2, and the products defined by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS), X-ray crystallography and (195)Pt NMR spectroscopy. The presence of a leaving chloride in both platinum(II) complexes facilitates electrophilic substitution involving sulfur-containing zinc finger synthetic models or, as in previous studies, zinc finger peptidic sequences. Monitored via ESI-MS, both reactants yielded evidence for Zn-(mu-SR)-Pt bridges followed by zinc ejection from the N2S2 coordination sphere and subsequent formation of a trimetallic Zn-(mu-SR)2-Pt-(mu-SR)2-Zn-bridged species. The isolation of Zn-(mu-SR)-Pt-bridged species [(Zn(bme-dach)Cl)(Pt(dien))]Cl is, to our knowledge, the first Zn-Pt bimetallic thiolate-bridged model demonstrating the interaction between Zn-bound thiolates and Pt(2+). In the case of the [Pt(terpy)Cl]Cl reaction with the [Zn(bme-dach)]2, ESI-MS analysis further suggests metal exchange by formation of [Zn(terpy)Cl](+), whereas the [Pt(dien)Cl]Cl reaction does not yield the corresponding [Zn(dien)Cl](+) ion. Direct synthesis of the Zn-Pt thiolate-bridged species and the Pt(N2S2) chelate, where Pt has displaced the Zn from the chelate core, permitted the isolation of X-ray-quality crystals to confirm the bridging and metal-exchanged structures. The ESI-MS, (195)Pt NMR spectroscopy, and molecular structures of the di- and trinuclear complexes will be discussed, as they provide insight into the metal-exchange mechanism.

  20. Benzofurans as efficient dienophiles in normal electron demand [4 + 2] cycloadditions.

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    Chopin, Nathalie; Gérard, Hélène; Chataigner, Isabelle; Piettre, Serge R

    2009-02-01

    Dearomatization of electron-poor benzofurans is possible through involvement of the aromatic 2,3-carbon-carbon double bond as dienophile in normal electron demand [4 + 2] cycloadditions. The tricyclic heterocycles thereby produced bear a quaternary center at the cis ring junction, a feature of many alkaloids such as morphine, galanthamine, or lunaridine. The products arising from the reaction have been shown to depend on different factors among which the type of the electron-withdrawing substituent of the benzofuran, the nature of the reacting diene, and the method of activation. In the presence of all-carbon dienes, the reaction yields the expected Diels-Alder adducts. When thermal activation is insufficient, a biactivation associating zinc chloride catalysis and high pressure is required to generate the cycloadducts in good yields and high stereoselectivities, for instance, when cyclohexadiene is involved in the process. The use of more functionalized dienes, such as those bearing alkoxy or silyloxy substituents, also shows the limits of the thermal activation, and hyperbaric conditions are, in this case, well-suited. The involvement of Danishefsky's diene induces a competition in the site of reactivity. The aromatic 2,3-carbon-carbon double bond is unambiguously the most reactive dienophile, and the 3-carbonyl unit becomes a competitive site of reactivity with benzofurans bearing substituents prone to heterocyloaddition, in particular under Lewis acid activation. The sequential involvement of both the aromatic double bond and the carbonyl moiety as dienophiles is then possible by using an excess of diene under high-pressure activation. In line with the experimental results, DFT computations suggest that the Diels-Alder process involving the aromatic double bond is preferred over the hetero-Diels-Alder route through an asynchronous concerted transition state. However, Lewis acid catalysis appears to favor the heterocycloaddition pathway through a stepwise

  1. Manganese protects against heart mitochondrial lipid peroxidation in rats fed high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids.

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    Malecki, E A; Greger, J L

    1996-01-01

    We demonstrated previously that dietary manganese (Mn) deficiency depressed Mn concentrations in most tissues and consistently depressed Mn superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) levels in heart. To examine the functional consequences of these effects, we fed weanling male Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 12/diet) diets containing 20% (wt/wt) corn oil or 19% menhaden oil + 1% corn oil by weight and 0.75 or 82 mg Mn/kg diet for 2 mo (the fish oil mixture was supplemented with (+)-(mixed)-alpha-tocopherol to the level in corn oil). Heart and liver Mn concentrations in the Mn-deficient rats were 56% of those in Mn-adequate rats (P < 0.0001), confirming Mn deficiency. The Mn-deficient rats had more conjugated dienes in heart mitochondria than Mn-adequate rats (P < 0.001); rats fed fish oil had more conjugated dienes than those fed corn oil (P < 0.001). The MnSOD activity was inversely correlated with conjugated dienes (r = -0.71, P < 0.005), and Mn-deficient rats had 37% less MnSOD activity in the heart than did Mn-adequate rats (P < 0.0001). The dietary treatments did not affect heart microsomal conjugated diene formation, possibly because of compensation by copper-zinc (CuZn) SOD activity; CuZnSOD activities were 35% greater in the hearts of Mn-deficient animals (P < 0.01). Liver was less sensitive to Mn deficiency than was the heart as judged by MnSOD activity and conjugated diene formation. This work is the first to demonstrate that dietary Mn protects against in vivo oxidation of heart mitochondrial membranes. PMID:8558311

  2. fac-Re(CO)3L complexes containing tridentate monoanionic ligands (L-) with a seldom-studied sulfonamido group as one terminal ligating group.

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    Christoforou, Anna Maria; Fronczek, Frank R; Marzilli, Patricia A; Marzilli, Luigi G

    2007-08-20

    To achieve a net-neutral coordination unit in radiopharmaceuticals with a fac-M(CO)3+ core (M = Tc, Re), facially coordinated monoanionic tridentate ligands are needed. New neutral fac-Re(CO)3L complexes were obtained by treating fac-[Re(CO)3(H2O)3]+ with unsymmetrical tridentate NNN donor ligands (LH) based primarily on a diethylenetriamine (dien) moiety with an aromatic group linked to a terminal nitrogen through a sulfonamide. LHs contain 2,4,6-trimethylbenzenesulfonyl (tmbSO2) and 5-(dimethylamino)naphthalene-1-sulfonyl (DNS) groups. X-ray crystallographic and NMR analyses confirm that in both the solid and the solution states all L- in fac-Re(CO)3L complexes are bound in a tridentate fashion with one donor being nitrogen from a deprotonated sulfonamido group. Another fundamental property that is important in radiopharmaceuticals is shape, which in turn depends on ring pucker. For L- = tmbSO2-dien-, tmbSO2-N'-Medien-, and tmbSO2-N,N-Me2dien-, the two chelate rings have a different pucker chirality, as is commonly found for a broad range of metal complexes. However, for fac-Re(CO)3(DNS-dien), both chelate rings have the same pucker chirality because the sulfonamido ring has an unusual pucker for the absolute configuration at Re; a finding that is attributable to intramolecular and intermolecular hydrogen bonds from the sulfonamido oxygens to the NH2 groups. Averaging of tmb NMR signals, even at -90 degrees C for Re(CO)3(tmbSO2-N,N-Me2dien), indicates rapid dynamic motion in the complexes with this group. However, examination of the structures suggests that free rotation about the S-C(tmb) bond is not possible but that concerted coupled rotations about the N-S and the S-C bonds can explain the NMR data. PMID:17655222

  3. Le couplage pulsation-convection.

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    Poyet, J.-P.

    Contents: Quelques problèmes Boussinesq bien definis. Les théories de couplage pulsation radiale-convection. Quelques pas dans le domaine du couplage des pulsations non radiales avec la convection. Conclusion.

  4. Several novel N-donor tridentate ligands formed in chemical studies of new fac-Re(CO)3 complexes relevant to fac-99mTc(CO)3 radiopharmaceuticals: attack of a terminal amine on coordinated acetonitrile.

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    Perera, Theshini; Marzilli, Patricia A; Fronczek, Frank R; Marzilli, Luigi G

    2010-03-01

    To evaluate syntheses of fac-[Re(CO)(3)L](+) complexes in organic solvents, we treated fac-[Re(CO)(3)(CH(3)CN)(3)]PF(6)/BF(4) in acetonitrile with triamine ligands (L). When L had two primary or two tertiary terminal amine groups, the expected fac-[Re(CO)(3)L](+) complexes formed. In contrast, N,N-dimethyldiethylenetriamine (N,N-Me(2)dien) formed an unusual compound, fac-[Re(CO)(3)(DAE)]BF(4) {DAE = (Z)-N'-(2-(2-(dimethylamino)ethylamino)ethyl)acetimidamide = (Me(2)NCH(2)CH(2))NH(CH(2)CH(2)N=C(NH(2))Me)}. DAE is formed by addition of acetonitrile to the N,N-Me(2)dien terminal primary amine, converting this sp(3) nitrogen to an sp(2) nitrogen with a double bond to the original acetonitrile sp carbon. The three Ns bound to Re derive from N,N-Me(2)dien. The pathway to fac-[Re(CO)(3)(DAE)]BF(4) is suggested by a second unusual compound, fac-[Re(CO)(3)(MAE)]PF(6) {MAE = N-methyl-N-(2-(methyl-(2-(methylamino)ethyl)amino)ethyl)acetimidamide = MeN(H)-CH(2)CH(2)-N(Me)-CH(2)CH(2)-N(Me)-C(Me)=NH}, isolated after treating fac-[Re(CO)(3)(CH(3)CN)(3)]PF(6) with N,N',N''-trimethyldiethylenetriamine (N,N',N''-Me(3)dien). MAE chelates via a terminal and a central sp(3) N from N,N',N''-Me(3)dien and via one sp(2) NH in a C(Me)=NH group. This group is derived from acetonitrile by addition of the other N,N',N''-Me(3)dien terminal amine to the nitrile carbon. This addition creates an endocyclic NMe group within a seven-membered chelate ring. The structure and other properties of fac-[Re(CO)(3)(MAE)]PF(6) allow us to propose a reaction scheme for the formation of the unprecedented DAE ligand. The new compounds advance our understanding of the spectral and structural properties of Re analogues of (99m)Tc radiopharmaceuticals. PMID:20104873

  5. Management of early- and late-stage rheumatoid arthritis: are physiotherapy students' intended behaviours consistent with canadian best practice guidelines?

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    Macintyre, Norma J; Lineker, Sydney C; Hallett, Christina; Tumber, Jake; Fernando, Nalin; Hul, Magdalena

    2012-01-01

    recours à des anti-inflammatoires non stéroïdiens. La plupart des étudiants (94 %) n'ont pas recommandé une consultation par un chirurgien pour la PA précoce ou avancée. Conclusion : Les comportements recherchés chez les étudiants en physiothérapie étaient plus fidèles aux lignes directrices canadiennes sur les pratiques exemplaires pour la gestion de clients avec PR en stade précoce ou avancé une fois qu'ils avaient reçu la formation axée sur les problèmes. Des études supplémentaires seront nécessaires pour déterminer si les étudiants étaient moins bien informés des pratiques exemplaires touchant les interventions pharmacologiques et le renvoi en consultation chez les spécialistes appropriés, ou s'ils considèrent ces tâches comme étant hors de la portée de leur pratique.

  6. New Antiplasmodial Diterpenes from Gutierrezia sarothrae.

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    Su, Qingxi; Dalal, Seema; Goetz, Michael; Cassera, Maria B; Kingston, David G I

    2016-06-01

    Bioassay guided fractionation of the MeOH extract of the plant Gutierrezia sarothrae (Asteraceae) using an assay for antiplasmodial activity against the drug-resistant Dd2 strain of Plasmodium falciparum led to the isolation of the two new diterpenes 3α-angeloyloxy-15-hydroxylabda-7,13-dien-16,15-olid-18-oic acid (1) and 3α-angeloyloxy-15-methoxylabda-7,13-dien-16,15-olid-18-oic acid (2). The structures of 1 and 2 were elucidated by interpretation of 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic data, mass spectrometry, and comparison with the data of related compounds reported in the literature. Compound 1 exhibited moderate antiplasmodial activity with an IC50 values of 10.4 ± 4.3 μM. PMID:27534100

  7. Complexes of ruthenium and rhodium with aliphatic amines in the catalysis of hydrogenation of unsaturated hydrocarbons

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    Turisbekova, K.K.; Shuikina, L.P.; Parenago, O.P.; Frolov, V.F.

    1989-02-01

    The authors synthesized new catalysts highly active in the hydrogenations of unsaturated hydrocarbons, based on complexes of ruthenium and rhodium with higher aliphatic amines, which are soluble in aromatic solvents. The complexes acquired catalytic activity in hydrogenation as a result of their treatment with diisobutyl aluminum hydride. Olefins (1-hexene, cyclopentene, cyclohexene) or dienes (isoprene) were used as the unsaturated compounds. For the ruthenium based catalysts, the highest activity was observed during the hydrogenation of 1-hexene. For the rhodium-based catalysts, the activity in the hydrogenation of olefins and dienes was approximately the same. In the case of the rhodium complex catalysts, the hydrogenation of 1-hexene was accompanied by a side-reaction consisting in isomerization into olefins with inner double bonds.

  8. Developing a Diastereoselective Intramolecular [4 + 3] Cycloaddition of Nitrogen-Stabilized Oxyallyl Cations Derived from N-Sulfonyl-Substituted Allenamides

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    Lohse, Andrew G.; Hsung, Richard P.; Leider, Mitchell D.; Ghosh, Sunil K.

    2011-01-01

    Efforts toward achieving a practical and diastereoselective intramolecular [4 + 3] cycloaddition of nitrogen-stabilized oxyallyl cations with tethered dienes are described. Epoxidation of N-sulfonyl substituted allenamides with dimethyldioxirane (DMDO) generates nitrogen-stabilized oxyallyl cations that would readily undergo stereoselective [4 + 3] cycloaddition with dienes. Selectivity is found to depend on the tethering length as well as the stability of the oxyallyl cation intermediate, whether generated from N-carbamoyl- or N-sulfonyl-substituted allenamides. The use of chiral N-sulfonyl-substituted allenamide provided minimal diastereoselectivity in the cycloaddition, while high diastereoselectivity can be achieved with a stereocenter present on the tether. These studies provide further support for the synthetic utility of allenamides. PMID:21449577

  9. Determination of ideal-gas enthalpies of formation for key compounds: The 1988 project results

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    Steele, W.V.; Chirico, R.D.; Nguyen, A.; Hossenlopp, I.A.; Smith, N.K.

    1990-07-01

    The results of a study aimed at improvement of group contribution methodology for estimation of thermodynamic properties of organic substances are reported. Specific weakness where particular group-contribution terms were unknown, or estimated because of lack of experimental data, are addressed by experimental studies of enthalpies of combustion in the condensed phase and vapor-pressure measurements. Ideal-gas enthalpies of formation are reported for 3-methylbuta-1,2-diene; 2,5-dimethylhexa-2,4-diene; acetaldoxime; N,N-diethylhydroxylamine; 1-methylpyrrolidin-2-one; and phenanthrene. Solid and liquid-phase enthalpies of formation at 298.15 K are determined for benzamide. Ring corrections, group terms, and next-nearest-neighbor interaction terms useful in the application of group contribution correlations are derived. 54 refs., 2 figs., 21 tabs.

  10. Diterpene glycosides from the ethanol extract of Diplopterygium rufopilosum.

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    Hu, Jiang; Song, Yan; Li, Hui; Mao, Xia; Shi, Xiao-Dong

    2015-01-01

    A phytochemical investigation on the 70% EtOH extract from the dry fronds of Diplopterygium rufopilosum afforded two new labdane-type diterpene glycosides, (3β,13S)-3-O-β-d-glucopyranosyl-13-O-α-l-rhamnopyranosyl-labda-8(17),14-diene (1) and (3β,13S)-3-O-α-l-rhamnopyranosyl-13-O-[6-O-acetyl-β-d-glucopyranosyl-(1 → 4)-2-O-acetyl-α-l-rhamnopyranosyl]-labda-8(17),14-diene (2). Their structures were determined on the basis of chemical method and spectroscopic analyses, including 1D and 2D NMR (COSY, HMQC, HMBC, and NOESY) and HR-ESI-MS analyses.

  11. Antiproliferative Diterpenes from a Malleastrum sp. from the Madagascar dry forest.

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    Liu, Yixi; Wiedle, C Houston; Brodie, Peggy J; Callmander, Martin W; Rakotondrajaona, R; Rakotobe, Etienne; Rasamison, Vincent E; Kingston, David G I

    2015-09-01

    An ethanol extract of leaves of the plant species Malleastrum sp. collected in northern Madagascar afforded the new clerodane diterpene 18-oxo-cleroda-3,13-dien-16,15-olide (1), together with the three known clerodane diterpenes 16,18-dihydroxykolavenic acid lactone (2), solidagolactone (3) and (-)-kolavenol (4), and the known labdane diterpene 3-oxo-ent-Iabda-8(17),13-dien-15,16-olide (5). Compounds 1, 3, and 4 showed moderate antiproliferative activities against the A2780 ovarian cancer cell line, with the IC50 values of 3.01 ± 0.8, 7.84 ± 0.2, and 17.9 ± 3 µM, respectively. The structure elucidations of all compounds were carried out based on analysis of NMR and mass spectroscopic data. The relative stereochemistry of compound 1 was determined by NOESY NMR spectrum.

  12. Very low temperature irradiation of aliphatic polymers: Role of radical migration on the creation of stable groups (O-127)

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    Mélot, M.; Ngono-Ravache, Y.; Balanzat, E.

    2003-08-01

    We have analysed the influence of temperature, and thus the role of radical motion on the evolution of two in-chain unsaturated bonds, transvinylene, -CH 2-CHCH-CH 2- and trans-trans diene, -CHCH-CHCH-, created in aliphatic polymers submitted to radiations. Results reported here are related to three polymers (PE, EPDM-1,4 hexadiene and EPR) irradiated with high energy ions at 8 and 298 K. Annealing samples, irradiated at 8 K, up to room temperature provides information on the radical migration effect on the creation and the stability of the studied defects. The modifications were followed on line by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The trans-trans diene groups creation necessarily requires radical migration while an in-cage process is efficient for transvinylene groups creation. The radiative destruction of transvinylene groups is clearly induced by radical migration.

  13. Mechanistic Characterisation of Two Sesquiterpene Cyclases from the Plant Pathogenic Fungus Fusarium fujikuroi.

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    Burkhardt, Immo; Siemon, Thomas; Henrot, Matthias; Studt, Lena; Rösler, Sarah; Tudzynski, Bettina; Christmann, Mathias; Dickschat, Jeroen S

    2016-07-18

    Two sesquiterpene cyclases from Fusarium fujikuroi were expressed in Escherichia coli and purified. The first enzyme was inactive because of a critical mutation, but activity was restored by sequence correction through site-directed mutagenesis. The mutated enzyme and two naturally functional homologues from other fusaria converted farnesyl diphosphate into guaia-6,10(14)-diene. The second enzyme produced eremophilene. The absolute configuration of guaia-6,10(14)-diene was elucidated by enantioselective synthesis, while that of eremophilene was evident from the sign of its optical rotation and is opposite to that in plants but the same as in Sorangium cellulosum. The mechanisms of both terpene cyclases were studied with various (13) C- and (2) H-labelled FPP isotopomers.

  14. Essential oil composition and antibacteral activity of Vismia baccifera fruits collected from Mérida, Venezuela.

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    Rojas, Janne; Buitrago, Alexis; Rojas, Luis; Morales, Antonio; Lucena, María; Baldovino, Shirley

    2011-05-01

    The essential oil from the fruits of Vismia baccifera Triana & Planch. (Gutttiferae), collected in June 2009, was analyzed by GC/MS. A yield of 0.6% oil was obtained by hydrodistillation. Twenty-seven components were identified by comparison of their mass spectra with those in the Wiley GC-MS Library data base. The major components were trans-cadin-l1,4-diene (36.6%), cis-cadin-1,4-diene (18.8%) and beta-caryophyllene (11.9%). The essential oil showed a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity against the important human pathogenic Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 25923), Enterococcus faecalis (ATCC 29212), Escherichia coli (ATCC 25992), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 27853) and Klebsiella pneumoniae (ATCC 23357) with MIC values ranging from 9 to 37 microg/mL.

  15. [Studies on chemical compounds of Chlorella sorokiniana].

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    Zhang, Ling; Liu, Ping-huai; Wu, Jiao-na; Yang, Guo-fu; Suo, Yang-yang; Luo, Ning; Chen, Chen

    2015-04-01

    Chemical constituents of Chlorella sorokiniana were isolated and purified by repeated column chromatographies, over silicagel and Sephadex LH-20. Their structures were identified on the basis of physicochemical properties and spectroscopic data analysis. Five compounds were obtained from the petroleum ether extract of Chlorella sorokiniana, and their structures were identified as (22E, 24R)-5alpha, 3beta-epidioxiergosta-6, 22-dien-3beta-ol(1),(24S)-ergosta-7-en-3beta-ol(2), loliolide(3), stigmasta-7,22-dien-3beta,5alpha,6alpha-triol(4), and 3beta-hydroxy-5alpha,6alpha-epoxy-7-megastigmen-9-one(5). The main liposoluble fractions from Chlorella sorokiniana maiuly contain fatty acids, alkyl acids and olefine acids. Components 1-5 were isolated from the genus Chlorella for the first time.

  16. Effects of the plant flavonoids silymarin and quercetin on arsenite-induced oxidative stress in CHO-K1 cells.

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    Bongiovanni, G A; Soria, E A; Eynard, A R

    2007-06-01

    Chronic toxic effects of arsenic resulting from drinking water are a human health problem, especially in South-America and Asia. Arsenic is capable of influencing various cellular processes, causing adverse effects, including cancer. Although the exact mechanism of the action is not known, a correlation between oxidative stress, tumour promotion and arsenic exposure has been observed. We examined the effects of silymarin and quercetin, in counteracting oxidative stress produced by acute or sub-chronic sodium arsenite exposure. The stress responses to arsenite included an increase in the heat shock protein 70 kDa expression, lipid peroxidation assayed by conjugated dienes measure, and gamma-glutamyl-transpeptidase activity. We found that all these stress responses were eliminated by silymarin and quercetin in acute experiments. Both flavonoids diminished the conjugated dienes formation during sub-chronic cultures. Our results suggest that these antioxidant flavonoids, which may be easily incorporated into the diet, may afford a protective effect against arsenite-induced cytotoxicity.

  17. Synthesis of optically active 5-alkoxy-6-methylcyclohex-2-en-1-ones and 4-alkoxy-5-methylcyclopent-1-enyl benzoate.

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    Turks, Maris; Vogel, Pierre

    2009-01-01

    The reaction of (-)-(1E,3Z)-2-methyl-1-((1S)-1-phenylethoxy)penta-1,3-dien-3-ol benzoate with allyltrimethylsilane in SO2 and in the presence of a catalytic amount of Tf2NTMS gives a silyl sulfinate intermediate that furnishes (-)-(6Z,1'S,4S,5S)-5-methyl-4-(1'-phenylethoxy)octa-1,6-dien-6-yl benzoate after acidic workup. The latter undergoes ring-closing metathesis producing (-)-(2S,3S)-2-methyl-3-((1S)-1-phenylethoxy)cyclopent-5-en-1-yl benzoate. It has been converted also into the corresponding trimethylsilyl enol ether. After oxidation, an enone is obtained that undergoes ring-closing metathesis giving (-)-(5S,6S)-6-methyl-5-((1S)-1-phenylethoxy)cyclohex-2-en-1-one.

  18. Synthesis, characterization and fluorescence studies of novel bi-phenyl based acrylate and methacrylate

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    Baskar, R.; Subramanian, K.

    2011-09-01

    4-[(1 E)-3-(biphenyl-4-yl)buta-1,3-dien-1-yl]phenyl prop-2-enoate ( ACH) and 4-[(1 E)-3-(biphenyl-4-yl)buta-1,3-dien-1-yl]phenyl 2-methylprop-2-enoate ( MCH) was synthesized from biphenyl in three steps and their structures were confirmed by elemental analysis, IR, NMR ( 1H, 13C, DEPT135, 1H- 1H COSY, 1H- 13C HSQC and 1H- 13C HMBC) spectroscopic techniques. In this present study, various physicochemical characteristics we demonstrate solubility, color, absorbance and fluorescence property of novel biphenyl based acrylate and methacrylate measured in different solvents like benzene, dichloromethane, tetrahydrofuran, acetonitrile, dimethylsulfoxide and ethanol.

  19. Idling revolution control device for internal combustion engine

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    Sasaki, T.

    1988-12-13

    This patent describes a method of manufacturing a peroxide curable synthetic elastomer with improved chemical aging and oil resistance properties, comprising the steps of: reacting ethylene, propylene and a diene monomer in a solvent solution in the presence of a suitable catalyst; forming a water slurry product of the resulting ethylene-propylene-nonconjugated diene monomer terpolymer; and solution blending a liquid, high vinyl 1,2-polybutadiene resin with the terpolymer product by adding the 1,2-polybutadiene to the slurry prior to separating and during the terpolymer elastomer, the 1,2-polybutadiene having at least about 80 mole % 1,2 vinyl structure with a pendant vinyl group for every other chain carbon.

  20. Radiochemical ageing of EPDM elastomers.. 2. Identification and quantification of chemical changes in EPDM and EPR films γ-irradiated under oxygen atmosphere

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    Rivaton, A.; Cambon, S.; Gardette, J.-L.

    2005-01-01

    This paper is devoted to the identification and quantification of the main chemical changes resulting from the radiochemical ageing under oxygen atmosphere of ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (EPDM) and ethylene-propylene rubber (EPR) films containing the same molar ratio of ethylene/propylene. IR and UV-Vis analysis showed that radiooxidation produces a complex mixture of different products and provokes the consumption of the diene double bond. The radiochemical yields of formation of ketones, carboxylic acids, hydroperoxides and alcohols were determined by combining IR analysis with derivatisation reactions and chemical titration. The contributions of secondary and tertiary structures of these two types of -OH groups were separated. Esters and γ-lactones were formed in low concentration. The oxidation products distribution in irradiated films was determined by micro-FTIR spectroscopy. Crosslinking was evaluated by gel fraction methods. In complement, the gas phase composition was analysed by mass spectrometry.

  1. Deuteration Can Impact Micellization Pressure and Cloud Pressure of Polystyrene-block-polybutadiene and Polystyrene-block-polyisoprene in Compressible Propane

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    Winoto, Winoto; Shen, Youqin; Radosz, Maciej; Hong, Kunlun; Mays, Jimmy

    2009-01-01

    The deuterated homopolymers and their corresponding polystyrene-block-polybutadiene and polystyrene-block-polyisoprene copolymers require lower cloud pressures than their hydrogenous analogues to dissolve in a compressible alkane solvent, such as propane. For symmetric diblocks, deuteration reduces the micellization pressure. By contrast, for asymmetric diblocks with a long diene block relative to the styrene block, deuteration can increase the micellization pressure. All in all, however, the deuteration effects, while measurable, do not qualitatively change the principal diblock properties in compressible propane solutions, such as pressure-induced micelle decomposition, micelle formation and micelle size, and their temperature dependence. Therefore, isotope labeling should be a useful approach to neutron-scattering characterization for styrene-diene block copolymers in compressible alkane systems.

  2. Unprecedented cobalt-catalyzed isomerization reactions to single skipped 2,4,7-trienes applied in the synthesis of urushiol.

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    Schmidt, Anastasia; Hilt, Gerhard

    2014-09-01

    The cobalt-catalyzed isomerization of 1,3-dienes to 2Z,4E-dienes was realized for the very challenging substrates with an additional double bond in the side chain. An isomerization to the conjugated 3,5,7-triene derivative was not observed, which is in stark contrast to observations with many other isomerization catalysts. Accordingly, the synthesis of the natural product urushiol, which has a sensitive 2Z,4E,7Z-triene subunit in the side chain, was investigated. The O-protected urushiol derivative was generated selectively without isomerization to the conjugated 3,5,7-triene or Z/E-isomerization of the double bond at position 7.

  3. Determination of ideal-gas enthalpies of formation for key compounds: The 1988 project results

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    Steele, W. V.; Chirico, R. D.; Nguyen, A.; Hossenlopp, I. A.; Smith, N. K.

    1990-07-01

    The results of a study aimed at improvement of group contribution methodology for estimation of thermodynamic properties of organic substances are reported. Specific weakness where particular group-contribution terms were unknown, or estimated because of lack of experimental data, are addressed by experimental studies of enthalpies of combustion in the condensed phase and vapor pressure measurements. Ideal-gas enthalpies of formation are reported for 3-methylbuta 1,2-diene; 2,5-dimethylhexa 2,4-diene; acetaldoxime; N,N-diethyl hydroxylamine; 1-methylpyrrolidin-2-one; and phenanthrene. Solid and liquid phase enthalpies of formation at 298.15 K are determined for benzamide. Ring corrections, group terms, and next-nearest-neighbor interaction terms useful in the application of group contribution correlations are derived.

  4. Terpenes with antimicrobial activity from Cretan propolis.

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    Popova, Milena P; Chinou, Ioanna B; Marekov, Ilko N; Bankova, Vassya S

    2009-07-01

    Five terpenes, the diterpenes: 14,15-dinor-13-oxo-8(17)-labden-19-oic acid and a mixture of labda-8(17),13E-dien-19-carboxy-15-yl oleate and palmitate as well as the triterpenes, 3,4-seco-cycloart-12-hydroxy-4(28),24-dien-3-oic acid and cycloart-3,7-dihydroxy-24-en-28-oic acid were isolated from Cretan propolis. Moreover, 18 known compounds were also isolated, seven of them for the first time as propolis components. All structures were established on the basis of spectroscopic analysis and chemical evidence. All isolated compounds were tested for antimicrobial activity against some Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria as well as against some human pathogenic fungi showing a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity.

  5. Mechanistic Characterisation of Two Sesquiterpene Cyclases from the Plant Pathogenic Fungus Fusarium fujikuroi.

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    Burkhardt, Immo; Siemon, Thomas; Henrot, Matthias; Studt, Lena; Rösler, Sarah; Tudzynski, Bettina; Christmann, Mathias; Dickschat, Jeroen S

    2016-07-18

    Two sesquiterpene cyclases from Fusarium fujikuroi were expressed in Escherichia coli and purified. The first enzyme was inactive because of a critical mutation, but activity was restored by sequence correction through site-directed mutagenesis. The mutated enzyme and two naturally functional homologues from other fusaria converted farnesyl diphosphate into guaia-6,10(14)-diene. The second enzyme produced eremophilene. The absolute configuration of guaia-6,10(14)-diene was elucidated by enantioselective synthesis, while that of eremophilene was evident from the sign of its optical rotation and is opposite to that in plants but the same as in Sorangium cellulosum. The mechanisms of both terpene cyclases were studied with various (13) C- and (2) H-labelled FPP isotopomers. PMID:27294564

  6. A Diels-Alder reaction triggered by a [4 + 3] metallacycloaddition.

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    Vivancos, Ángela; Vattier, Florencia; López-Serrano, Joaquín; Paneque, Margarita; Poveda, Manuel L; Álvarez, Eleuterio

    2015-04-01

    The Tp(Me2)Ir(III) complex 1-OH2 (Tp(Me2) = hydrotris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)borate), which contains a labile molecule of water and an iridium-bonded alkenyl moiety (-C(R)═C(R)-(R=CO2Me)) as part of a benzo-annulated five-membered iridacycle, reacts readily with the conjugated dienes butadiene and 2,3-dimethylbutadiene to afford the corresponding Diels-Alder products. Experimental and DFT studies are in accordance with an initial [4 + 3] cyclometalation reaction between the diene and the five-coordinated 16-electron organometallic fragment 1 (generated from 1-OH2 by facile water dissociation). The reaction can be extended to a related TpIr(III) complex (Tp = hydrotris(pyrazolyl)borate) that also features a labile ligand (i.e., 2-THF).

  7. Acid-catalyzed furfurly alcohol polymerization : characterizations of molecular structure and thermodynamic properties.

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    Kim, T.; Assary, R. S.; Marshall, C. L.; Gosztola, D. J.; Curtiss, L. A.; Stair, P. C.

    2011-01-01

    The liquid-phase polymerization of furfuryl alcohol catalyzed by sulfuric acid catalysts and the identities of molecular intermediates were investigated by using Raman spectroscopy and density functional theory calculation. At room temperature, with an acid catalyst, a vigorous furfuryl alcohol polymerization reaction was observed, whereas even at a high water concentration, furfuryl alcohol was very stable in the absence of an acid catalyst. Theoretical studies were carried out to investigate the thermodynamics of protonation of furfuryl alcohol, initiation of polymerization, and formation of conjugated dienes and diketonic species by using the B3LYP level of theory. A strong aliphatic C=C band observed in the calculated and measured Raman spectra provided crucial evidence to understand the polymerization reaction mechanism. It is confirmed that the formation of a conjugated diene structure rather than a diketone structure is involved in the furfuryl alcohol polymerization reaction.

  8. Acid-catalyzed Furfuryl Alcohol Polymerization: Characterizations of Molecular Structure and Thermodynamic Properties

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    Kim, Taejin; Assary, Rajeev A.; Marshall, Christopher L.; Gosztola, David J.; Curtiss, Larry A.; Stair, Peter C.

    2011-07-22

    The liquid-phase polymerization of furfuryl alcohol catalyzed by sulfuric acid catalysts and the identities of molecular intermediates were investigated by using Raman spectroscopy and density functional theory calculation. At room temperature, with an acid catalyst, a vigorous furfuryl alcohol polymerization reaction was observed, whereas even at a high water concentration, furfuryl alcohol was very stable in the absence of an acid catalyst. Theoretical studies were carried out to investigate the thermodynamics of protonation of furfuryl alcohol, initiation of polymerization, and formation of conjugated dienes and diketonic species by using the B3LYP level of theory. A strong aliphatic C=C band observed in the calculated and measured Raman spectra provided crucial evidence to understand the polymerization reaction mechanism. It is confirmed that the formation of a conjugated diene structure rather than a diketone structure is involved in the furfuryl alcohol polymerization reaction.

  9. Female Iberian wall lizards prefer male scents that signal a better cell-mediated immune response

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    López, Pilar; Martín, José

    2005-01-01

    In spite of the importance of chemoreception in sexual selection of lizards, only a few studies have examined the composition of chemical signals, and it is unknown whether and how chemicals provide honest information. Chemical signals might be honest if there were a trade-off between sexual advertisement and the immune system. Here, we show that proportions of cholesta-5,7-dien-3-ol in femoral secretions of male Iberian wall lizards (Podarcis hispanica) were related to their T-cell-mediated immune response. Thus, only males with a good immune system may allocate higher amounts of this chemical to signalling. Furthermore, females selected scents of males with higher proportions of cholesta-5,7-dien-3-ol and lower proportions of cholesterol. Thus, females might base their mate choice on the males' quality as indicated by the composition of their chemical signals. PMID:17148218

  10. Precision Polyolefin Structure: Modeling Polyethylene Containing Methyl and Ethyl Branches

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    Rojas, Giovanni; Wagener, Kenneth B.

    Sequenced copolymers of ethylene and diverse species have been created using acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) polymerization, a step growth, condensation- type polymerization driven to high conversion by the removal of ethylene. ADMET permits control over branch content and branch length, which can be predetermined during the monomer synthesis, allowing sequence control in the resultant unsaturated polymer. Monomers are symmetrical α,ωdienes with a pendant functionality. Diverse functional groups are compatible with ADMET polymerization when Schrock’s or first-generation Grubb’s catalysts are used. Saturation with hydrogen after ADMET polymerization affords a polyethylene (PE) backbone bearing specific functionalities in precise places. Varying both the pendant functional group and the spacing between functionalities alters the physical and chemical properties of the polymer. Incorporation of alkyl chains into the PE backbone via ADMET leads to the study of perfect structures modeling the copolymerization of ethylene with α-olefins such as 1-propene, 1-butene, 1-hexene, and 1-octene.

  11. Effective and mild method for converting 3β-hydroxysteroids to 3-keto steroids via DDQ/TEMPO.

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    Zhang, Wu; Pan, Dan; Wu, Aiqun; Shen, Liqun

    2015-04-01

    A mild and efficient oxidation of 3β-hydroxysteroids to the corresponding 3-keto steroids can be carried out at room temperature, using DDQ in the presence of catalytic TEMPO. Oxidation of saturated 3β-hydroxysteroids gave the corresponding ketones in excellent yield. The 5-unsaturated 3β-hydroxysteroids are oxidized selectively to 4-en-3-one or 4,6-diene-3-one derivatives according to the amount of DDQ in reaction. This is a good method for the synthesis of 4,6-diene-3-one from the corresponding 3β-hydroxy-5-ene steroids. Meanwhile, configurations of the oxidation compounds 2a, 2b, 3b, 2c, 2f and 2g were identified by X-ray diffraction. A possible mechanism is presented and discussed.

  12. New compounds from Commiphora myrrha (Nees) Engl.

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    Ahmed, F; Ali, M; Singh, O

    2006-08-01

    Phytochemical investigation of Commiphora myrrha (Nees) Engl. has afforded six new compounds identified as cadina-3-en-15-ol (myrracadinol A) (1), 7, 8-seco-2, 5-dihydroxy-12-acetoxycalam-8-ene (myrracalamene A) (2), 7, 8-seco-2, 3, 5-hydroxy-12-acetoxycalame-8-ene (myrracalamene B) (3), 7, 8-seco-cadin-3, 8-dien-2beta, 12-diol (myrracadinol B) (4), 7, 8-seco-12-hydroxycalam-8-ene (myrracalamene C) (6), 7, 8-seco-cadin-3,7(12)-dien-5alpha,10alpha-diol (myrracadinol C) (7) along with a known compound tria-cont-1-ene (5). Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectral and chemical analyses.

  13. Aromatization of hydrocarbons by oxidative dehydrogenation catalyzed by the mixed addenda heteropoly acid H sub 5 PMo sub 10 V sub 2 O sub 40

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    Neumann, R. ); Lissle, M. )

    1989-09-15

    The mixed addenda heteropoly acid H{sub 5}PMo{sub 10}V{sub 2}O{sub 40} dissolved in 1,2-dichloroethane with tetraglyme, forming the (tetraglyme){sub 3}-H{sub 5}PMo{sub 10}V{sub 2}O{sub 40} complex, catalyzes the aromatization of cyclic dienes at moderate temperatures in the presence of molecular oxygen. Dehydrogenations of exocyclic dienes such as limonene show that dehydrogenation is preceded by isomerization to their endocyclic isomers. Aromatization takes place by successive one-electron transfers and proton abstractions from the organic substrate to the heteropoly acid the latter being reoxidized by dioxygen coupled with the formation of water.

  14. Cooperative activation of cyclobutanones and olefins leads to bridged-ring systems by a catalytic [4+2] coupling

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    Ko, Haye Min; Dong, Guangbin

    2014-01-01

    Bridged-ring systems are widely found in natural products and successful syntheses of them frequently feature intramolecular Diels-Alder (IMDA) reactions. These reactions are subclassified as either type I or type II IMDAs depending on how the diene motif is tethered to the rest of the substrate - type I are tethered at the 1-position of the diene and type II at the 2-position. While the type I IMDA has been used to great success, the molecular scaffolds accessible by type II IMDAs are limited by the strain inherent in the formation of a sp2-carbon at a bridgehead position. Here, we describe a complementary approach that provides access to these structures through the C−C activation of cyclobutanones and their coupling with olefins. Various alkenes have been coupled with cyclobutanones to provide a range of bridged skeletons. The ketone group of the products serves as a convenient handle for downstream functionalization. PMID:25054946

  15. Highly Regio- and Stereoselective Diels-Alder Cycloadditions via Two-Step and Multicomponent Reactions Promoted by Infrared Irradiation under Solvent-Free Conditions

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    Flores-Conde, Maria Ines; Reyes, Leonor; Herrera, Rafael; Rios, Hulme; Vazquez, Miguel A.; Miranda, Rene; Tamariz, Joaquin; Delgado, Francisco

    2012-01-01

    Infrared irradiation promoted the Diels-Alder cycloadditions of exo-2-oxazolidinone dienes 1–3 with the Knoevenagel adducts 4–6, as dienophiles, leading to the synthesis of new 3,5-diphenyltetrahydrobenzo[d]oxazol-2-one derivatives (7, 9, 11 and 13–17), under solvent-free conditions. These cycloadditions were performed with good regio- and stereoselectivity, favoring the para-endo cycloadducts. We also evaluated the one-pot three-component reaction of active methylene compounds 20, benzaldehydes 21 and exo-2-oxazolidinone diene 2 under the same reaction conditions. A cascade Knoevenagel condensation/Diels-Alder cycloaddition reaction was observed, resulting in the final adducts 13–16 in similar yields. These procedures are environmentally benign, because no solvent and no catalyst were employed in these processes. The regioselectivity of these reactions was rationalized by Frontier Molecular Orbital (FMO) calculations. PMID:22489113

  16. Can (pi)6 + (pi)4 = 10? Exploring cycloaddition routes to highly unsaturated 10-membered rings.

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    Alder, Roger W; Harvey, Jeremy N; Lloyd-Jones, Guy C; Oliva, Josep M

    2010-06-23

    This paper uses DFT and G3(MP2) calculations to examine whether unbridged 10-membered rings can be made by (pi)6 + (pi)4 cycloadditions to (Z)- and (E)-hexatrienes, hexa-1,5-dien-3-ynes, (Z)-hexa-1,3-dien-5-ynes, hexa-1,2,3,5-tetraenes, and (Z)-hexa-3-ene-1,5-diynes. Cycloadditions to four 4pi reactants, buta-1,3-diene, butenyne, butatriene, and butadiyne, are explored. Thirty different basic cycloadditions are identified, and all are shown to be exothermic according to G3(MP2) calculations; strain energies in the products are comparable with that of cyclodecane itself, despite the presence of trans-alkene, alkyne, allene, cumulene, and s-trans diene moieties. The major obstacles to the isolation of 6 + 4 cycloaddition products are competing (pi)4 + (pi)2 cycloadditions and, especially, rapid Cope rearrangement of the products, but, in many cases, the judicious introduction of substituents can overcome these problems so that practical syntheses should be possible. Reactions between (E)-hexa-1,3,5-triene and s-trans-buta-1,3-diene are shown to have substantially lower activation energies than those involving (Z)-hexa-1,3,5-triene reacting with either s-cis- or s-trans-buta-1,3-diene. Conformationally locked derivatives of s-cis,s-cis (E)-hexa-1,3,5-trienes can lead to derivatives of (Z,Z,E)-cyclodeca-1,3,7-triene that are stable to Cope rearrangement, and reactions should proceed at close to ambient temperatures with suitable activating groups. We predict that it should be possible to prepare suitably substituted derivatives of at least 11 more highly unsaturated ring systems: (5Z,7Z)-cyclodeca-1,2,5,7-tetraene, (1Z,3Z)-cyclodeca-1,3-dien-7-yne, (2Z,7E)-cyclodeca-1,2,3,7-tetraene, (Z)-cyclodeca-1,2,3-trien-7-yne, (4Z,8E)-cyclodeca-1,2,4,8-tetraene, (Z)-cyclodeca-1,2,4,5,7-pentaene, (Z)-cyclodeca-1,2,4-trien-8-yne, (1Z,7E)-cyclodeca-1,7-dien-3-yne, (R,S,E)-cyclodeca-1,2,4,5,8-pentaene, cyclodeca-1,2,4,5,8,9-hexaene, and (R,S)-cyclodeca-1,2,4,5-tetraen-8-yne. In three

  17. Catalytic effect of gallium chloride in the diels-alder reaction between maleic anhydride and its derivatives and unsubstituted and substituted anthracenes

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    Kiselev, V.D.; Konovalov, A.I.; Shakirov, I.M.

    1985-11-10

    The stability of n, v complexes between gallium chloride and unsubstituted and substituted maleic anhydrides was determined in benzene by a thermochemical method; it was shown that the stability of the complexes decreases in the transition from maleic anhydrides with electron-donating substituents to maleic anhydrides with electron-withdrawing substituents. The reactivity of these dienophiles in the uncatalyzed Diels-Alder reactions with unsubstituted and substituted anthracenes in benzene and in the reactions catalyzed by gallium chloride was studied. The reactivity of the dienophiles varies similarly in the reactions with the investigated dienes, and this rules out treatment of steric hindrances as the reason for the reduced reactivity of the substituted dienophiles. A decrease in the catalytic effect was observed for the unreactive diene-dienophile pairs.

  18. A chicory cytochrome P450 mono-oxygenase CYP71AV8 for the oxidation of (+)-valencene.

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    Cankar, Katarina; van Houwelingen, Adèle; Bosch, Dirk; Sonke, Theo; Bouwmeester, Harro; Beekwilder, Jules

    2011-01-01

    Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.), which is known to have a variety of terpene-hydroxylating activities, was screened for a P450 mono-oxygenase to convert (+)-valencene to (+)-nootkatone. A novel P450 cDNA was identified in a chicory root EST library. Co-expression of the enzyme with a valencene synthase in yeast, led to formation of trans-nootkatol, cis-nootkatol and (+)-nootkatone. The novel enzyme was also found to catalyse a three step conversion of germacrene A to germacra-1(10),4,11(13)-trien-12-oic acid, indicating its involvement in chicory sesquiterpene lactone biosynthesis. Likewise, amorpha-4,11-diene was converted to artemisinic acid. Surprisingly, the chicory P450 has a different regio-specificity on (+)-valencene compared to germacrene A and amorpha-4,11-diene. PMID:21115006

  19. New eudesmane sesquiterpenes from Alpinia oxyphylla and determination of their inhibitory effects on microglia.

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    Jiang, Bei; Wang, Wen-Jing; Li, Man-Ping; Huang, Xiao-Jun; Huang, Feng; Gao, Hao; Sun, Ping-Hua; He, Ming-Fang; Jiang, Zheng-Jin; Zhang, Xiao-Qi; Ye, Wen-Cai

    2013-07-01

    The fruits of Alpinia oxyphylla are used as healthcare products for the protection on neurons and prevention of dementia. Two new noreudesmane sesquiterpenoids, (5R,7S,10S)-5-hydroxy-13-noreudesma-3-en-2,11-dione (1) and (10R)-13-noreudesma-4,6-dien-3,11-dione (2), and a new eudesmane sesquiterpenoid, (5S,8R,10R)-2-oxoeudesma-3,7(11)-dien-12,8-olide (3), as well as 12 known sesquiterpenoids, were isolated from the fruits of A. oxyphylla. The structures of the new compounds (1-3) were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic data and circular dichroism experiments. All isolates were evaluated their neuroprotective potential by inhibitory assay on nitric oxide (NO) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) production in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced mouse microglia BV-2 cells.

  20. Biodegradation of nitrobenzene through a hybrid pathway in Pseudomonas putida

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    Jung, K.H.; Lee, J.Y.; Kim, H.S.

    1995-12-20

    The biodegradation of nitrobenzene was attempted by using Pseudomonas putida TB 103 which possesses the hybrid pathway combining the tod and the tol pathways. Analysis of the metabolic flux of nitrobenzene through the hybrid pathway indicated that nitrobenzene was initially oxidized to cis-1,2-dihydroxy-3-nitrocyclohexa-3,5-diene by toluene dioxygenase in the tod pathway and then channeled into the tol pathway, leading to the complete biodegradation of nitrobenzene. A crucial metabolic step redirecting the metabolic flux of nitrobenzene from the tod to the tol pathway was determined from the genetic and biochemical studies on the enzymes involved in the tol pathway. From these results, it was found that toluate-cis-glycol dehydrogenase could convert cis-1,2-dihydroxy-3-nitrocyclohexa-3,5-diene to catechol in the presence of NAD{sup +} with liberation of nitrite and the reduced form of NAD{sup +} (NADH) into the medium.