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  1. The "spotlight" ... highlighting researchers at work: Krista Gebert: "The beauty of economics"

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    Sharon Ritter

    2008-01-01

    Economics is the science of allocating scarce resources among unlimited wants." That was Krista Gebert's response when I asked her to define economics for me. Having taught several economics classes at the University of Montana after graduate school, Krista had the definition down to its essence. As an economist with RMRS in Missoula, Krista applies economics...

  2. Arene Binding Affinities in [CpRu(nu6-arene)]+ Complexes: Models for the Adsorption of Arenes on Hydroesulferization Catalysts

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    Choi, M. G.; Ho, T. C.; Angelici, R.

    2008-02-29

    Product/reactant ratios (Y) were determined for the reactions CpRu({eta}{sup 6}-DBT){sup +} + L CpRu({eta}{sup 6}-L){sup +} + DBT (where DBT is dibenzothiophene and L is a homo- or heterocyclic arene), which were conducted under UV photolysis conditions. In the photostationary state, the Y values for the different arenes decrease in the following order: mesitylene (17) > toluene (13) > indole (9.1) > carbazole (6.7) > benzene (5.9) > fluorene (5.1) > biphenyl (3.9) > DBT (1.0) > phenanthrene (0.65) > naphthalene (0.35). In general, alkyl-substituted arenes have a higher binding affinity than the parent arene, except for tert-butyl groups, which decrease the Y values. These trends in {eta}{sup 6}-arene binding to CpRu{sup +} provide a basis for understanding competitive adsorption of arenes on metal sites of hydrotreating catalysts. Such arene components in petroleum feedstocks reduce the rates of hydrodesulfurization of dibenzothiophenes.

  3. Process Development for Separation of Conformers from Derivatives of Resorcin[4]arenes and Pyrogallol[4]arenes.

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    Patil, Rahul S; Zhang, Chen; Atwood, Jerry L

    2016-10-17

    Macrocyclic compounds, such as resorcin[4]arenes and pyrogallol[4]arenes, have proven to be useful building blocks in the construction of supramolecular organic frameworks (SOFs) because of their unique bowl-like shape and ability to interact through variety of intermolecular interactions. Herein, we report the synthesis and crystal structures of two functionalized resorcin[4]arenes and pyroagllol[4]arenes, 4-hydroxyphenylresorcin[4]arenes, and 4-hydroxyphenylpyrogallol[4]arenes. These phenyl-functionalized macrocycles usually have different conformers, such as cone, boat, chair, saddle, and diamond. The successful separation of predominant conformers from the crude product was carried out with solvent-extraction technique. The shape and molecular arrangement of these conformers in the individual crystal structure was verified with single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies.

  4. Pyrogallol[4]arenes as frustrated organic solids.

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    Kumari, Harshita; Erra, Loredana; Webb, Alicia C; Bhatt, Prashant; Barnes, Charles L; Deakyne, Carol A; Adams, John E; Barbour, Leonard J; Atwood, Jerry L

    2013-11-13

    Two forms of interdigitated layered arrangements of C-pentylpyrogallol[4]arene (PgC5) have been structurally elucidated and show variations in packing arrangements and host-guest interactions. Molecular dynamics simulations reveal a propensity for formation of self-included dimers, with or without incorporated solvent. Combined gas sorption and PXRD results show the presence of seven forms of PgC5, with and without CO2 (and their interconversions). This is the first CO2 gas sorption study of pyrogallol[4]arenes, and it provides evidence that pyrogallol[4]arenes may act as frustrated organic solids.

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

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

    2010-04-28

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

  6. A divalent germanium complex of calix[5]arene.

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    Schrick, Aaron C; Rheingold, Arnold L; Weinert, Charles S

    2011-07-07

    The reaction of the germylene Ge[N(SiMe(3))(2)](2) with calix[5]arene yields the first example of a group 14 calix[5]arene complex. The crystal structure of this material has been obtained and contains two calix[5]arene macrocycles held together by a Ge(2)O(2) rhombus.

  7. Methods for preparation of cyclopentadienyliron (II) arenes

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    Keipert, Steven J.

    1991-01-01

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

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

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    Theunissen, Cédric; Evano, Gwilherm

    2014-09-05

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

  9. Arene Selectivity by a Flexible Coordination Polymer Host

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    Wright, James S.; Vitórica‐Yrezábal, Iñigo J.; Thompson, Stephen P.

    2016-01-01

    Abstract The coordination polymers [Ag4(O2CCF3)4(phen)3]⋅ phen⋅arene (1⋅phen⋅arene) (phen=phenazine; arene=toluene, p‐xylene or benzene) have been synthesised from the solution phase in a series of arene solvents and crystallographically characterised. By contrast, analogous syntheses from o‐xylene and m‐xylene as the solvent yield the solvent‐free coordination polymer [Ag4(O2CCF3)4(phen)2] (2). Toluene, p‐xylene and benzene have been successfully used in mixed‐arene syntheses to template the formation of coordination polymers 1⋅phen⋅arene, which incorporate o‐ or m‐xylene. The selectivity of 1⋅phen⋅arene for the arene guests was determined, through pairwise competition experiments, to be p‐xylene>toluene≈benzene>o‐xylene>m‐xylene. The largest selectivity coefficient was determined as 14.2 for p‐xylene:m‐xylene and the smallest was 1.0 for toluene:benzene. PMID:27483388

  10. What Indiana's Education Schools Aren't Teaching About Reading

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    National Council on Teacher Quality, 2009

    2009-01-01

    In May 2006 the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released a groundbreaking study, "What Education Schools Aren't Teaching About Reading - and "What Elementary Teachers Aren't Learning." The primary findings were disheartening: in a representative sampling of education schools in 35 states, only 15 percent of schools…

  11. Catalytic arene hydrogenation using early transition metal hydride compounds

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    Rothwell, I.P.

    1993-03-15

    Progress was achieved in four areas: development of surface supported Group 5 metal organometallic compounds for catalytic arene hydrogenation, isolation and reactivity of possible intermediates in catalytic arene hydrogenation, synthesis and characterization of new d[sup 0]-metal hydride compounds, and stoichiometric reactivity of d[sup 0] metal hydrido, aryloxide compounds. (DLC)

  12. Conjugation, immunoreactivity, and immunogenicity of calix[4]arenes; model study to potential calix[4]arene-based Ac3+ chelators.

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    Grote Gansey, M H; de Haan, A S; Bos, E S; Verboom, W; Reinhoudt, D N

    1999-01-01

    For the development of calix[4]arene-based radiotherapeutic agents, the conjugation to biomolecules and immunogenicity in mice of potential 225Ac3+-chelating calix[4]arenes were studied. A calix[4]arene triethyl ester isothiocyanate and a bis(calix[4]arene) hexacarboxylic acid, containing a masked thiol functionality, were used in conjugation experiments to a mouse monoclonal antibody and serum albumins. All characterization techniques indicate that only the calix[4]arene carboxylic acid is successfully conjugated to the biomolecules. The immunoreactivity of the conjugates is not impaired when up to 6 equiv of calixarene are bound to the monoclonal antibody. Animal tests indicated that the immunogenicity toward the calix[4]arene is strongly influenced by the nature of the carrier, the dosage, and the injection method. No immune response occurred when a homologous carrier was used or when a heterologous carrier was applied at a dosage of 10 microg per immunization via intravenous injection. Under all other conditions, the presence of antibodies directed against the calix[4]arene was demonstrated. Thus, for the application in radioimmunotherapy, the conjugation of a calix[4]arene to a humanized antibody will probably not lead to an immune response, and the immunoreactivity will not be disturbed.

  13. Electronically Active Cyclocarborane-Metal-Arene Assemblies

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    1992-07-31

    Benvenuto , and R. N. Grimes, "Organotransition-Metal Metalla- carboranes. 18. Y16, _q5-Benzyltetramethylcyclopentadieneide(1-) as a Bridging Ligand in...Polyhedral Expansion of (Arene)Fe(Et 2CB 4 H4) Clusters", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1991, 113 3061. M. A. Benvenuto and R. N. Grimes, "Organotransition-Metal...34, Organometallics 1992, 11, 2404. R. N. Grimes, "Boron-Carbon Ring Ligands in Organometallic Synthesis", Chem. Rev. 1992, 92. 251. M. A. Benvenuto and R

  14. Eruptive History of Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

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    Soto, G. J.; Alvarado, G. E.

    2004-12-01

    Tephra-stratigraphy, volcanic history, eruption types, eruptive dynamics and area distribution of tephra from the most important eruptions of Arenal volcano, are reviewed and updated. Deposits of explosive eruptions are named AR-1 to AR-22 (from older to younger). All previous and new Arenal and neighbouring Chato volcanoes' radiocarbon dates were calibrated: the last Chato eruption occurred 3720±150 B.P and the first known eruption of Arenal (AR-1), 7010+170-130 B.P. Isopachs and characteristics of the most relevant and recognized airfall deposits are presented. Area distributions of the key layers are oriented toward W, WSW and SW, except the lowest layer of AR-17, which is distributed northward. According to lithic isopleths, an eruption column height of 23 km (subplinian) was calculated for AR-20. Most fall layers in Arenal show associated pyroclastic flow deposits up to a distance of 6.5 km from the summit. They are restricted to river valley paths. Among Arenal eruptions, plinian-subplinian type events like AR-20, AR-15, AR-12 and AR-9, are the most violent and destructive, with tephra volumes between 0.2 and 1 km3. There are also violent strombolian eruptions which were sustained for a considerable time, resembling subplinian eruptions (the AR-19 case, total volume 0.45 km3), and pelean type eruptions, as AR-22, which erupted 0.026 km3 of tephra. A temporal correlation of explosive events after AR-8 shows that the four most important dacitic eruptions (AR-20, 15, 12 and 9), are separated by an average period of 800 years ("long term"). Three of them (AR-20, 15 and 9) have been preceded by two important explosive events with a more basic chemistry, which occurred around 300 years or less previously to the dacitic eruption ("short term" periods). Nevertheless, between cycles AR-13/14/15 and AR-18/19/20, there are two events (AR-16 and 17) that do not belong to any cycle. In fact, between the major eruptions AR-15 and 20, the highest eruptive frequency of all

  15. Heteroatom-free arene-cobalt and arene-iron catalysts for hydrogenations.

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    Gärtner, Dominik; Welther, Alice; Rad, Babak Rezaei; Wolf, Robert; Jacobi von Wangelin, Axel

    2014-04-01

    75 years after the discovery of hydroformylation, cobalt catalysts are now undergoing a renaissance in hydrogenation reactions. We have evaluated arene metalates in which the low-valent metal species is--conceptually different from heteroatom-based ligands--stabilized by π coordination to hydrocarbons. Potassium bis(anthracene)cobaltate 1 and -ferrate 2 can be viewed as synthetic precursors of quasi-"naked" anionic metal species; their aggregation is effectively impeded by (labile) coordination to the various π acceptors present in the hydrogenation reactions of unsaturated molecules (alkenes, arenes, carbonyl compounds). Kinetic studies, NMR spectroscopy, and poisoning studies of alkene hydrogenations support the formation of a homogeneous catalyst derived from 1 which is stabilized by the coordination of alkenes. This catalyst concept complements the use of complexes with heteroatom donor ligands for reductive processes.

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

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

    2005-08-28

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

  17. Playgrounds Aren't Always All Fun and Games

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    ... news/fullstory_165629.html Playgrounds Aren't Always All Fun and Games Fortunately, there are ways to ... on playgrounds by doing the following: Pay attention. All children should be closely monitored on the playground. ...

  18. Soluble transition-metal nanoparticles-catalysed hydrogenation of arenes.

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    Gual, Aitor; Godard, Cyril; Castillón, Sergio; Claver, Carmen

    2010-12-28

    Over the last decade, the hydrogenation of arenes catalysed by soluble nanoparticles has attracted much interest from both academic and industrial research groups due to the milder conditions and the interesting selectivities achieved when compared to those obtained with classical heterogeneous catalysts. When substituted arenes are used as substrates in this reaction, the stereoselectivity is a key objective, and high levels of enantioselectivity are yet to be achieved.

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

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    Cottet, Kevin; Marcos, Paula M

    2012-01-01

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

  20. Annelation of furan rings to arenes

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    Omelchuk, O. A.; Tikhomirov, A. S.; Shchekotikhin, A. E.

    2016-08-01

    Benzo[b]furans have been used in various fields of chemistry and technology due to their unique physical, chemical and biological properties. It is primarily a wide range of biological activities of natural and synthetic benzo[b]furan derivatives and their polyfused analogues (naphthofurans, anthrafurans, etc.) that attracts a significant scientific interest in the context of using these heterocycles as privileged scaffolds in drug design. This survey covers those methods for the annelation of a furan ring to arenes that have been developed mostly during the last decade. We also analyze trends in synthetic methods of benzo[b]furans. Some synthetic schemes are highly efficient in the synthesis of polyfunctionalized furan derivatives. The bibliography includes 110 references.

  1. Negative ion gas-phase chemistry of arenes.

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    Danikiewicz, Witold; Zimnicka, Magdalena

    2016-01-01

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

  2. Bis-Arene Complexes [Re(η(6)-arene)2](+) as Highly Stable Bioorganometallic Scaffolds.

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    Meola, Giuseppe; Braband, Henrik; Schmutz, Paul; Benz, Michael; Spingler, Bernhard; Alberto, Roger

    2016-11-07

    The synthesis of mono- and difunctionalized [Re(η(6)-C6H5R)(η(6)-C6H6-nRn)](+) (n = 0, 1; R = COOH, Br) complexes starting from [Re(η(6)-benzene)2](+) is described. The lithiation of [Re(η(6)-benzene)2](+) with n-BuLi leads preferentially to the neutral, alkylated product [Re(η(6)-C6H6)(η(5)-C6H6-Bu)] but not to the expected deprotonation of the arene ring. Deprotonation/lithiation with LDA gave the mono- and the dilithiated products in situ. Their reactions with 1,1,2,2-tetra-bromoethane (TBE) or with CO2, respectively, gave [Re(η(6)-C6H5Br)(η(6)-C6H6)](+), [Re(η(6)-C6H5Br)2](+), or [Re(η(6)-C6H5COOH)(η(6)-C6H6)](+), [Re(η(6)-C6H5COOH)2](+). These functionalized derivatives of [Re(η(6)-benzene)2](+) represent novel precursors for the synthesis of bioconjugates to bioactive structures, comparable to [Co(Cp)2](+) or [Fe(Cp)2]. Different model compounds [Re(η(6)-C6H5R)(η(6)-C6H6-nRn)](+) (n = 0, 1; R = -SCH2Ph, -NHPh, -CONHCH2Ph, -C6H5-COdpa) were synthesized via amide bond formation and nucleophilic aromatic substitution. These conjugates were fully characterized including X-ray structure analyses of most products. For all complexes, the (1)H NMR arene proton signals are strongly upfield-shifted as compared to those of the noncoordinated arenes. The electrochemical analyses show an irreversible, probably substituent-centered oxidation, which contrasts the cyclic voltammetry of the underivatized complexes where oxidation is fully reversible. The stability of the core and the reactivity of the substituents make these bis-arene complexes useful precursors in medicinal inorganic chemistry, comparable to cobaltocenium or ferrocene.

  3. Weighing the Evidence: Legal Discourse in the 19th-Century Spanish Feminist Concepcion Arenal.

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    Irizarry, Estelle

    1995-01-01

    Utilizes a computer program to search for legal terminology in Concepcion Arenal's 1861 treatise "The Woman of the Future." Arenal appropriated two different types of legal discourse in her work. Discusses the problems this presented for linguistic analyses. Includes fascinating details on Arenal and her work. (MJP)

  4. Calix[4]arene-fused phospholes.

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    Elaieb, Fethi; Sémeril, David; Matt, Dominique; Pfeffer, Michel; Bouit, Pierre-Antoine; Hissler, Muriel; Gourlaouen, Christophe; Harrowfield, Jack

    2017-08-14

    An upper rim, o-(diphenylphosphinyl)phenyl-substituted calix[4]arene has been prepared and its coordinative properties investigated. When heated in the presence of palladium, the new biarylphosphine undergoes conversion into two diastereomeric, calixarene-fused phospholes. In both, the P lone pair adopts a fixed orientation with respect to the calixarene core. The more hindered phosphole (8), i.e. the one with the endo-oriented lone pair (cone angle 150°-175°), forms complexes having their metal centre positioned very near the calixarene unit but outside the cavity, thus inducing an unusual chemical shift of one of the methylenic ArCH2Ar protons owing to interactions with the metal centre. As expected for dibenzophospholes, the complex [Rh(acac)(CO)·8], when combined with one equivalent of free 8, efficiently catalyses the hydroformylation of styrene, the catalytic system displaying high regioselectivity in favour of the branched aldehyde (b/l ratio up to 30). The optical and redox properties of the derivatives have also been investigated.

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

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

    2016-01-01

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

  6. Organometallic osmium arene complexes with potent cancer cell cytotoxicity.

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    Fu, Ying; Habtemariam, Abraha; Pizarro, Ana M; van Rijt, Sabine H; Healey, David J; Cooper, Patricia A; Shnyder, Steven D; Clarkson, Guy J; Sadler, Peter J

    2010-11-25

    Iodido osmium(II) complexes [Os(η(6)-arene)(XY)I](+) (XY = p-hydroxy or p-dimethylaminophenylazopyridine, arene = p-cymene or biphenyl) are potently cytotoxic at nanomolar concentrations toward a panel of human cancer cell lines; e.g., IC(50) = 140 nM for [Os(η(6)-bip)(azpy-NMe(2))I](+) toward A2780 ovarian cancer cells. They exhibit low toxicity and negligible deleterious effects in a colon cancer xenograft model, giving rise to the possibility of a broad therapeutic window. The most active complexes are stable and inert toward aquation. Their cytotoxic activity appears to involve redox mechanisms.

  7. Multilocus sequence analysis reveals taxonomic differences among Bradyrhizobium sp. symbionts of Lupinus albescens plants growing in arenized and non-arenized areas.

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    Granada, Camille E; Beneduzi, Anelise; Lisboa, Bruno B; Turchetto-Zolet, Andreia C; Vargas, Luciano K; Passaglia, Luciane M P

    2015-07-01

    Lupinus albescens is a leguminous plant that belongs to "New World" lupine species, which is native to southern Brazil. This Brazilian region is characterized by poor degraded soils with low organic matter and is designated as an arenized area. The symbiosis between Lupinus plants and nitrogen-fixing bacteria belonging to the Bradyrhizobium genus may help the plant establish itself in these areas. To characterize the bradyrhizobial population symbionts of L. albescens plants grown in arenized and non-arenized areas, a multilocus phylogenetic analysis allied to genetic diversity indices were conducted. Seventy-four bradyrhizobial isolates were analyzed, 38 coming from L. albescens plants growing in an arenized area and 36 from a non-arenized area. Isolates were different between arenized and non-arenized areas. Phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA, dnaK, atpD, recA, glnII, rpoB, gyrB, nodA, nodB, and nodZ genes resulted in three supported clades, which were most likely to be three different new Bradyrhizobium species: one species from the arenized area and two from the non-arenized area. Estimates of genetic diversity, which decreased in arenized areas, were positively correlated with habitat variability. These results suggested that a few resistant and efficient Bradyrhizobium sp. strains were capable of forming nodules on L. albescens plants growing in an arenized area. An in vivo inoculation experiment with L. albescens plants showed that Bradyrhizobium ssp. isolated from this extreme environment were more efficient at promoting plant growth than those from the non-arenized area. This result suggested that the environment affected the selection of more efficient plant growth promoters in order to sustain plant growth. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

  8. Improved Arene Fluorination Methodology for I(III) Salts

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    Wang, Bijia; Qin, Linlin; Neumann, Kiel D.; Uppaluri, ShriHarsha; Cerny, Ronald L.; DiMagno, Stephen G.

    2010-01-01

    The use of low polarity aromatic solvents (benzene or toluene) and/or the removal of inorganic salts results in dramatically improved yields of fluorinated arenes from diaryliodonium salts. This methodology is shown to “scale down” to the conditions used typically for radiotracer synthesis. PMID:20617820

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  10. Arene C-H Amination at Nickel in Terphenyl Diphosphine Complexes with Labile Metal-Arene Interactions

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    Herbert, David E.; Lara, Nadia C.

    2013-01-01

    The meta-terphenyl diphosphine, m-P2: 1, was utilized to support Ni centers in the oxidation states 0, I and II. A series of complexes bearing different substituents and/or ligands at Ni were prepared to investigate the dependence of metal-arene interactions on oxidation state and substitution at the metal. Compound (m-P2)Ni (2), shows close Ni(0)-arene interactions between the metal centre and the central arene ring of the terphenyl ligand both in solution and the solid-state. These interactions are significantly less pronounced in Ni(0) complexes bearing L-type ligands (2-L: L = CH3CN, CO, Ph2CN2), Ni(I)X complexes [3-X: X = Cl, BF4, N3, N3B(C6F5)3] and (m-P2)Ni(II)Cl2 (4). Complex 2 reacts with substrates such as diphenyldiazoalkane, sulfur ylides (Ph2S=CH2), organoazides (RN3: R = para-C6H5OMe, para-C6H5CF3, 1-adamantyl) and N2O with the locus of observed reactivity dependent on the nature of the substrate, leading to isolation of an η1-diphenyldiazoalkane adduct (2-Ph2CN2), methylidene insertion into a Ni-P bond, followed by rearrangement of a nickel-bound phosphorus ylide (5) to a benzylphosphine (6), Staudinger oxidation of the phosphine arms and metal-mediated nitrene insertion into an arene C-H bond of 1 to give the insertion product 8, all derived from the same compound (2). Hydrogen atom abstraction from a nickel(I)-amide (9) and resulting nitrene transfer chemistry supports the viability of nickel-imide intermediates in the reaction of 1 with 1-azido-arenes. PMID:24127196

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

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

    2016-07-27

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

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

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

    1985-01-01

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

  13. Alkali-metalated forms of thiacalix[4]arenes.

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    Zeller, Jürgen; Radius, Udo

    2006-11-13

    The alkali metal salts [TCALi4] (1), [TCANa4] (2), and [TCALK4] (3) of fully deprotonated p-tert-butyltetrathiacalix[4]arene (H(4)TCA) are readily available from the reactions of thiacalix[4]arene and n-BuLi, NaH, or KH as deprotonating reagents. Crystals of the sodium salts 2 and the potassium salt 3 suitable for X-ray diffraction were obtained in the form of the pyridine solvates [(TCA)2Na8.8py] (2.8py) and [(TCA)2K(8).8py] (3.8py). These molecules are dimers in the solid state but are structurally not related. In addition, the reaction of H(4)TCA and lithium hydroxide afforded the structurally characterized complex [(TCA)Li5(OH).4THF] (4). The molecular structure of 4 as well as the structures of 2.8py and 3.8py reveal a close relationship to the corresponding alkali metal salts of the calix[4]arenes.

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

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    Ricci, Paolo; Krämer, Katrina; Larrosa, Igor

    2014-12-31

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

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

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

    2009-06-04

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

  16. Regiospecific syntheses of functionalized diaryliodonium tosylates via [hydroxy(tosyloxy)iodo]arenes generated in situ from (diacetoxyiodo)arenes

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    Chun, Joong-Hyun; Pike, Victor W.

    2012-01-01

    Ready access to 18F-labeled aryl synthons is required for preparing novel radiotracers for molecular imaging with positron emission tomography. Diaryiodonium salts react with cyclotron-produced no-carrier-added [18F]fluoride ion to produce [18F]aryl fluorides. We aimed to prepare functionalized diaryliodonium salts to serve as potential precursors for producing useful 18F-labeled aryl synthons, such as 18F-labeled halomethylbenzenes, benzaldehydes and benzoic acid esters. Such salts were designed to have one functionalized aryl ring, one relatively electron-rich ring, such as 4-methoxyphenyl or 2-thienyl, and a non-fluorine containing weakly nucleophilic anion. Generation of a [hydroxy(tosyloxy)iodo]arene from a functionalized (diacetoxyiodo)arene in situ followed by treatment with an electron-rich arene, such as anisole or thiophene, or with a functionalized arylstannane gave expedient regiospecific access to a wide range of functionally diverse diaryliodonium tosylates in moderate to high yields (44–98%). The described methodology broadens the scope for producing new functionalized diaryliodonium salts for diverse applications. PMID:22276914

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

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    Wang, Xingyu; Rinaldi, Roberto

    2013-10-25

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

  18. Density functional theory studies of interactions of ruthenium-arene complexes with base pair steps.

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    Mutter, Shaun T; Platts, James A

    2011-10-20

    Density functional theory (DFT) calculations have been performed to determine the strength and geometry of intermolecular interactions of "piano-stool" ruthenium arene complexes, which show potential as anticancer treatments. Model complexes with methane and benzene indicate that the coordinated arene has C-H···π acceptor ability similar to that of free benzene, whereas this arene acts as a much stronger C-H donor or partner in π-stacking than free benzene. The source of these enhanced interactions is identified as a combination of electrostatic and dispersion effects. Complexes of Ru-arene complexes with base-pair step fragments of DNA, in which the arene has the potential to act as an intercalator, have also been investigated. Binding energies are found to be sensitive to the size and nature of the arene, with larger and more flexible arenes having stronger binding. π-stacking and C-H···π interactions between arene and DNA bases and hydrogen bonds from coordinated N-H to DNA oxygen atoms, as well as covalent Ru-N bonding, contribute to the overall binding. The effect of complexation on DNA structure is also examined, with larger rise and more negative slide values than canonical B-DNA observed in all cases.

  19. Ruthenium-catalyzed direct C-H amidation of arenes including weakly coordinating aromatic ketones.

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    Kim, Jiyu; Kim, Jinwoo; Chang, Sukbok

    2013-06-03

    C-H activation: The ruthenium-catalyzed direct sp(2) C-H amidation of arenes by using sulfonyl azides as the amino source is presented (see scheme). A wide range of substrates were readily amidated including arenes bearing weakly coordinating groups. Synthetic utility of the thus obtained products was demonstrated in the preparation of biologically active heterocycles.

  20. Pillar[n]arene-based supramolecular organic frameworks with high hydrocarbon storage and selectivity

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    Tan, Li-Li; Zhu, Youlong; Long, Hai; Jin, Yinghua; Zhang, Wei; Yang, Ying-Wei

    2017-01-01

    We report the high hydrocarbon storage capacity and adsorption selectivity of two low-density pillar[n]arene-based SOFs. Our study would open new perspectives in the development of pillar[n]arene-based SOFs and study of their great potential in gas-storage and gas-separation applications.

  1. Catalytic arene hydrogenation using early transition metal hydride compounds. Progress report

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    Rothwell, I.P.

    1993-03-15

    Progress was achieved in four areas: development of surface supported Group 5 metal organometallic compounds for catalytic arene hydrogenation, isolation and reactivity of possible intermediates in catalytic arene hydrogenation, synthesis and characterization of new d{sup 0}-metal hydride compounds, and stoichiometric reactivity of d{sup 0} metal hydrido, aryloxide compounds. (DLC)

  2. Organometallic polyoxometalates: synthesis and structural analysis of (η6-arene) ruthenium-containing polyoxomolybdates

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    Villanneau, Richard; Artero, Vincent; Laurencin, Danielle; Herson, Patrick; Proust, Anna; Gouzerh, Pierre

    2003-08-01

    The reactions of the dimers [Ru(η6-arene)Cl2]2] (arene=C6H5Me, p-MeC6H4i-Pr or C6Me6) with (n-Bu4N)2[Mo2O7] have been investigated in methanol or acetonitrile, in some cases in the presence of MeC(CH2OH)3. A series of complexes with various nuclearities, [{Ru(η6-arene)}Mo2O4{MeC(CH2O)3}2] and [{Ru(η6-arene)}2Mo2O6(OMe)4] (arene=p-MeC6H4i-Pr), (n-Bu4N)2[{Ru(η6-arene)}2Mo6O20(OMe)2] (arene=C6H5Me or C6Me6) and (n-Bu4N)2[{Ru(η6-arene)}2Mo6O18{MeC(CH2O)3}2] (arene=C6Me6), has been obtained. The crystal structures of these compounds have been determined by X-ray crystallography. The clusters [{Ru(η6-arene)}Mo2O4{MeC(CH2O)3}2], [{Ru(η6-arene)}2Mo2O6(OMe)4], [{Ru(η6-arene)}2Mo6O20(OMe)2]2- and [{Ru(η6-arene)}2Mo6O18{MeC(CH2O)3}2]2- were derived from known oxoalkoxopolymolybdates, [Mo3O6(OMe){MeC(CH2O)3}2]-, [Mo4O10(OMe)6]2-, [Mo8O24(OMe)4]4- and [Mo8O20(OMe)4{MeC(CH2O)3}2]2-, respectively, through the formal replacement of d0-fac-{MoO2(OMe)}+ groups by topologically equivalent {Ru(η6-arene)}2+ units and, for the octanuclear trisalkoxo derivatives, by further substitution of two oxo ligands for the two remaining methoxo ligands.

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

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

    2010-07-12

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

  4. Clickable di- and tetrafunctionalized pillar[n]arenes (n = 5, 6) by oxidation-reduction of pillar[n]arene units.

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    Ogoshi, Tomoki; Yamafuji, Daiki; Kotera, Daisuke; Aoki, Takamichi; Fujinami, Shuhei; Yamagishi, Tada-aki

    2012-12-21

    We report a new route for the selective synthesis of di- and tetrafunctionalized pillararenes via oxidation and reduction of the pillararene units. Hypervalent-iodine oxidation of perethylated pillar[5]arene afforded pillar[5]arene derivatives containing one benzoquinone unit and two benzoquinones at the A,B- and A,C-units. A pillar[6]arene derivative containing one benzoquinone unit was also synthesized. Reduction of the benzoquinone units yielded position-selective di- and tetrahydroxylated pillararene derivatives. This methodology avoids the generation of many constitutional isomers and overcomes the isolation problem of numerous constitutional isomers. From these hydroxylated pillararenes, Huisgen reaction-based clickable di- and tetraalkynylated pillar[5]arenes were prepared. Because of the highly selective and reactive nature of Huisgen alkyne-azide cycloaddition, these pillar[5]arenes can serve as key compounds for a large library of di- and tetrafunctionalized pillararenes. Based on these di- and tetrafunctionalized pillar[5]arenes as key compounds, fluorescent sensors were created by the modification of di- and tetrapyrene moieties via Huisgen-type click reactions.

  5. Solution structures of nanoassemblies based on pyrogallol[4]arenes.

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    Kumari, Harshita; Deakyne, Carol A; Atwood, Jerry L

    2014-10-21

    Nanoassemblies of hydrogen-bonded and metal-seamed pyrogallol[4]arenes have been shown to possess novel solution-phase geometries. Further, we have demonstrated that both guest encapsulation and structural rearrangements may be studied by solution-phase techniques such as small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) and diffusion NMR. Application of these techniques to pyrogallol[4]arene-based nanoassemblies has allowed (1) differentiation among spherical, ellipsoidal, toroidal, and tubular structures in solution, (2) determination of factors that control the preferred geometrical shape and size of the nanoassemblies, and (3) detection of small variations in metric dimensions distinguishing similarly and differently shaped nanoassemblies in a given solution. Indeed, we have shown that the solution-phase structure of such nanoassemblies is often quite different from what one would predict based on solid-state studies, a result in disagreement with the frequently made assumption that these assemblies have similar structures in the two phases. We instead have predicted solid-state architectures from solution-phase structures by combining the solution-phase analysis with solid-state magnetic and elemental analyses. Specifically, the iron-seamed C-methylpyrogallol[4]arene nanoassembly was found to be tubular in solution and predicted to be tubular in the solid state, but it was found to undergo a rearrangement from a tubular to spherical geometry in solution as a function of base concentration. The absence of metal within a tubular framework affects its stability in both solution and the solid state; however, this instability is not necessarily characteristic of hydrogen-bonded capsular entities. Even metal seaming of the capsules does not guarantee similar solid-state and solution-phase architectures. The rugby ball-shaped gallium-seamed C-butylpyrogallol[4]arene hexamer becomes toroidal on dissolution, as does the spherically shaped gallium/zinc-seamed C-butylpyrogallol[4

  6. Solution superstructures: truncated cubeoctahedron structures of pyrogallol[4]arene nanoassemblies.

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    Kumari, Harshita; Kline, Steven R; Fowler, Drew A; Mossine, Andrew V; Deakyne, Carol A; Atwood, Jerry L

    2014-01-04

    Giant nanocapsules: the solution-phase structures of PgC1Ho and PgC3Ho have been investigated using in situ neutron scattering measurements. The SANS results show the presence of spherical nanoassemblies of radius 18.2 Å, which are larger than the previously reported metal-seamed PgC3 hexamers (radius = 10 Å). The spherical architectures conform to a truncated cubeoctahedron geometry, indicating formation of the first metal-containing pyrogallol[4]arene-based dodecameric nanoassemblies in solution.

  7. Spontaneous reduction and C-H borylation of arenes mediated by uranium(III) disproportionation.

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    Arnold, Polly L; Mansell, Stephen M; Maron, Laurent; McKay, David

    2012-07-15

    Transition-metal-arene complexes such as bis(benzene)chromium Cr(η(6)-C(6)H(6))(2) are historically important to d-orbital bonding theory and have modern importance in organic synthesis, catalysis and organic spintronics. In investigations of f-block chemistry, however, arenes are invariably used as solvents rather than ligands. Here, we show that simple uranium complexes UX(3) (X = aryloxide, amide) spontaneously disproportionate, transferring an electron and X-ligand, allowing the resulting UX(2) to bind and reduce arenes, forming inverse sandwich molecules [X(2)U(µ-η(6):η(6)-arene)UX(2)] and a UX(4) by-product. Calculations and kinetic studies suggest a 'cooperative small-molecule activation' mechanism involving spontaneous arene reduction as an X-ligand is transferred. These mild reaction conditions allow functionalized arenes such as arylsilanes to be incorporated. The bulky UX(3) are also inert to reagents such as boranes that would react with the traditional harsh reaction conditions, allowing the development of a new in situ arene C-H bond functionalization methodology converting C-H to C-B bonds.

  8. Host-Guest Complexes of Carboxylated Pillar[n]arenes With Drugs.

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    Wheate, Nial J; Dickson, Kristie-Ann; Kim, Ryung Rae; Nematollahi, Alireza; Macquart, René B; Kayser, Veysel; Yu, Guocan; Church, W Bret; Marsh, Deborah J

    2016-12-01

    Pillar[n]arenes are a new family of nanocapsules that have shown application in a number of areas, but because of their poor water solubility their biomedical applications are limited. Recently, a method of synthesizing water-soluble pillar[n]arenes was developed. In this study, carboxylated pillar[n]arenes (WP[n], n = 6 or 7) have been examined for their ability to form host-guest complexes with compounds relevant to drug delivery and biodiagnostic applications. Both pillar[n]arenes form host-guest complexes with memantine, chlorhexidine hydrochloride, and proflavine by (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance and modeling. Binding is stabilized by hydrophobic effects within the cavities, and hydrogen bonding and electrostatic interactions at the portals. Encapsulation within WP[6] results in the complete and efficient quenching of proflavine fluorescence, giving rise to "on" and "off" states that have potential in biodiagnostics. The toxicity of the pillar[n]arenes was examined using in vitro growth assays with the OVCAR-3 and HEK293 cell lines. The pillar[n]arenes are relatively nontoxic to cells except at high doses and after prolonged continuous exposure. Overall, the results show that there could be a potentially large range of medical applications for carboxylated pillar[n]arene nanocapsules.

  9. Synthesis and functionalization of inherently chiral tetraoxacalix[2]arene[2]pyridines.

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    Pan, Shuai; Wang, De-Xian; Zhao, Liang; Wang, Mei-Xiang

    2012-12-21

    Inherently chiral tetraoxacalix[2]arene[2]pyridines containing C(2) symmetry were synthesized efficiently from a macrocyclic condensation reaction of resorcinol derivatives with 2,6-dichloro-3-nitropyridine in a one-pot reaction manner, while tetraoxacalix[2]arene[2]pyridine with an ABCD-substitution pattern was prepared in a good yield by means of a stepwise fragment coupling approach. Postmacrocyclization chemical manipulations led to functionalized tetraoxacalix[2]arene[2]pyridines. A racemic sample was resolved into enantiopure (+)- and (-)-inherently chiral compounds.

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

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

    2013-10-28

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

  11. Organometallic osmium(II) arene anticancer complexes containing picolinate derivatives.

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    van Rijt, Sabine H; Peacock, Anna F A; Johnstone, Russell D L; Parsons, Simon; Sadler, Peter J

    2009-02-16

    Chlorido osmium(II) arene [(eta(6)-biphenyl)Os(II)(X-pico)Cl] complexes containing X = Br (1), OH (2), and Me (3) as ortho, or X = Cl (4), CO(2)H (5), and Me (6) as para substituents on the picolinate (pico) ring have been synthesized and characterized. The X-ray crystal structures of 1 and 6 show typical "piano-stool" geometry with intermolecular pi-pi stacking of the biphenyl outer rings of 6. At 288 K the hydrolysis rates follow the order 2 > 6 > 4 > 3 > 5 > 1 with half-lives ranging from minutes to 4.4 h illustrating the influence of both electronic and steric effects of the substituents. The pK(a) values of the aqua adducts 3A, 4A, 5A, and 6A were all in the range of 6.3-6.6. The para-substituted pico complexes 4-6 readily formed adducts with both 9-ethyl guanine (9EtG) and 9-ethyl adenine (9EtA), but these were less favored for the ortho-substituted complexes 1 and 3 showing little reaction with 9EtG and 9EtA, respectively. Density-functional theory calculations confirmed the observed preferences for nucleobase binding for complex 1. In cytotoxicity assays with A2780, cisplatin-resistant A2780cis human ovarian, A549 human lung, and HCT116 colon cancer cells, only complexes 4 (p-Cl) and 6 (p-Me) exhibited significant activity (IC(50) values < 25 microM). Both of these complexes were as active as cisplatin in A2780 (ovarian) and HCT116 (colon) cell lines, and even overcome cisplatin resistance in the A2780cis (ovarian) cell line. The inactivity of 5 is attributed to the negative charge on its para carboxylate substituent. These data illustrate how the chemical reactivity and cancer cell cytotoxicity of osmium arene complexes can be controlled and "fine-tuned" by the use of steric and electronic effects of substituents on a chelating ligand to give osmium(II) arene complexes which are as active as cisplatin but have a different mechanism of action.

  12. Gas Concentration Mapping of Arenal Volcano Using AVEMS

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

    2005-01-01

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

  13. Photo-responsive reversible assembly of gold nanoparticles coated with pillar[5]arenes.

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    Zhou, Qizhong; Zhang, Bin; Han, Deman; Chen, Rener; Qiu, Fangli; Wu, Jiashou; Jiang, Hujiang

    2015-02-21

    Organic solvent soluble gold nanoparticles based on pillar[5]arenes were prepared for the first time. They can reversibly aggregate and disassemble based on photo[4+4] cycloaddition of anthracene and can be used as recyclable catalysts.

  14. DFT study of hydrogen bonding and IR spectra of calix[6]arene

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    Furer, V. L.; Potapova, L. I.; Kovalenko, V. I.

    2017-01-01

    IR and far IR spectra of calix[6]arene were recorded at various temperatures, between 16 and 180 °C and spectra of solutions and crystalline solids were obtained. Density functional calculations (DFT) gave vibrational frequencies and infrared intensities for the compressed cone conformation. Complete assignments were made for experimental IR spectrum of the compressed cone conformer. DFT calculations, in conjunction with experimental data give a better understanding of the effect of hydrogen bonding on the typical bands of calixarenes. Method of FTIR spectroscopy shows that a cyclic cooperative intramolecular hydrogen bond is implemented in calix[6]arene. Weakening of the cooperative hydrogen bond in calixarenes is caused by the mutual influence of covalent and hydrogen-bonded macrocycles on each other. Analysis of IR spectra changes during heating showed that calix[6]arene remains in the compressed cone conformation. In a molecule of calix[6]arene six oxygen atoms form a "boat" conformation with three pairs of hydrogen bonds.

  15. Structural characterization and some coordinational aspects of tetrathiacalix[4]arenes functionalized by hydrazide groups

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    Podyachev, Sergey N.; Gubaidullin, Aidar T.; Syakaev, Victor V.; Sudakova, Svetlana N.; Masliy, Aleksey N.; Saifina, Alina F.; Burmakina, Nadezda Е.; Kuznetsov, Andrey M.; Shagidullin, Roald R.; Avvakumova, Ludmila V.; Konovalov, Alexander I.

    2010-04-01

    The structural peculiarities of tetrathiacalix[4]arenes with acetylhydrazide substitutes in cone and 1,3 -alternate conformations have been determined by means of X-ray analysis, IR and NMR spectroscopy. The structural and molecular modeling data were used in the interpretation of binding properties of calix[4]arene tetrahydrazides. The quantum-chemical calculations at the DFT level using the PBE exchange-correlation functional were performed for the complexation of 1,3 -alternate conformer of tetrathiacalix[4]arene with Ag + ion. It was shown that the removal of tert-butyl groups from tert-butyltetrathiacalix[4]arene platform facilitates a bis-ligand coordination of the metal ion and leads to a remarkable increase of Ag + extraction efficiency.

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

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

    2013-09-11

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

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

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

  18. Synthesis and characterization of mesoporous silica functionalized with calix[4]arene derivatives.

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

    2012-10-23

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

  19. Extended Calix[4]arene-Based Receptors for Molecular Recognition and Sensing

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    Lo, Pik Kwan; Wong, Man Shing

    2008-01-01

    Recent advances in the area of recognition and sensing have shown that artificial receptors derived from extended calix[4]arenes bearing multiple π-conjugated fluorophoric or chromophoric systems have found useful to enhance binding affinity, selectivity and sensitivity for recognition and sensing of a targeted ion or molecule. A comprehensive review of various π-conjugation-extended calix[4]arene-based receptors with the highlight on the design and binding characterization for recognition and sensing is presented. PMID:27873816

  20. Double heteroatom functionalization of arenes using benzyne three-component coupling.

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    García-López, José-Antonio; Çetin, Meliha; Greaney, Michael F

    2015-02-09

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

  1. Chemoselective hydrogenation of arenes by PVP supported Rh nanoparticles.

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    Ibrahim, Mahmoud; Poreddy, Raju; Philippot, Karine; Riisager, Anders; Garcia-Suarez, Eduardo J

    2016-12-06

    Polyvinylpyrrolidone-stabilized Rh nanoparticles (RhNPs/PVP) of ca. 2.2 nm in size were prepared by the hydrogenation of the organometallic complex [Rh(η(3)-C3H5)3] in the presence of PVP and evaluated as a catalyst in the hydrogenation of a series of arene substrates as well as levulinic acid and methyl levulinate. The catalyst showed excellent activity and selectivity towards aromatic ring hydrogenation compared to other reported transition metal-based catalysts under mild reaction conditions (room temperature and 1 bar H2). Furthermore, it was shown to be a highly promising catalyst for the hydrogenation of levulinic acid and methyl levulinate in water leading to quantitative formation of the fuel additive γ-valerolactone under moderate reaction conditions compared to previously reported catalytic systems.

  2. Investigations into Transition Metal Catalyzed Arene Trifluoromethylation Reactions.

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    Ye, Yingda; Sanford, Melanie S

    2012-09-01

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

  3. Kinetic and equilibrium lithium acidities of arenes: theory and experiment.

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    Streitwieser, Andrew; Shah, Kamesh; Reyes, Julius R; Zhang, Xingyue; Davis, Nicole R; Wu, Eric C

    2010-08-26

    Kinetic acidities of arenes, ArH, measured some time ago by hydrogen isotope exchange kinetics with lithium cyclohexylamide (LiCHA) in cyclohexylamine (CHA) show a wide range of reactivities that involve several electronic mechanisms. These experimental reactivities give an excellent Brønsted correlation with equilibrium lithium ion pair acidities (pK(Li)) derived as shown recently from computations of ArLi.2E (E = dimethyl ether). The various electronic mechanisms are well modeled by ab initio HF calculations with modest basis sets. Additional calculations using NH(3) as a model for CHA further characterize the TS of the exchange reactions. The slopes of Brønsted correlations of ion pair systems can vary depending on the nature of the ion pairs.

  4. Modulating the Anticancer Activity of Ruthenium(II)-Arene Complexes.

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    Clavel, Catherine M; Păunescu, Emilia; Nowak-Sliwinska, Patrycja; Griffioen, Arjan W; Scopelliti, Rosario; Dyson, Paul J

    2015-04-23

    Following the identification of [Ru(η(6)-p-cymene)Cl2(1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorodecyl-3-(pyridin-3-yl)propanoate)], a ruthenium(II)-arene complex with a perfluoroalkyl-modified ligand that displays remarkable in vitro cancer cell selectivity, a series of structurally related compounds were designed. In the new derivatives, the p-cymene ring and/or the chloride ligands are substituted by other ligands to modulate the steric bulk or aquation kinetics. The new compounds were evaluated in both in vitro (cytotoxicity and migration assays) and in vivo (chicken chorioallantoic membrane) models and were found to exhibit potent antivascular effects.

  5. Homodiselenacalix[4]arenes: Molecules with Unique Channelled Crystal Structures.

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    Thomas, Joice; Dobrzańska, Liliana; Van Meervelt, Luc; Quevedo, Mario Alfredo; Woźniak, Krzysztof; Stachowicz, Marcin; Smet, Mario; Maes, Wouter; Dehaen, Wim

    2016-01-18

    A synthetic route towards homodiselenacalix[4]arene macrocycles is presented, based on the dynamic covalent chemistry of diselenides. The calixarene inner rim is decorated with either alkoxy or tert-butyl ester groups. Single-crystal X-ray analysis of two THF solvates with methoxy and ethoxy substituents reveals the high similarity of their molecular structures and alterations on the supramolecular level. In both crystal structures, solvent channels are present and differ in both shape and capacity. Furthermore, the methoxy-substituted macrocycle undergoes a single-crystal-to-single-crystal transformation during which the molecular structure changes its conformation from 1,3-alternate (loaded with THF/water) to 1,2-alternate (apohost form). Molecular modelling techniques were applied to explore the conformational and energetic behaviour of the macrocycles.

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

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

    2005-10-19

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

  7. Bipyrimidine ruthenium(II) arene complexes: structure, reactivity and cytotoxicity.

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    Betanzos-Lara, Soledad; Novakova, Olga; Deeth, Robert J; Pizarro, Ana M; Clarkson, Guy J; Liskova, Barbora; Brabec, Viktor; Sadler, Peter J; Habtemariam, Abraha

    2012-10-01

    The synthesis and characterization of complexes [(η(6)-arene)Ru(N,N')X][PF(6)], where arene is para-cymene (p-cym), biphenyl (bip), ethyl benzoate (etb), hexamethylbenzene (hmb), indane (ind) or 1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene (thn), N,N' is 2,2'-bipyrimidine (bpm) and X is Cl, Br or I, are reported, including the X-ray crystal structures of [(η(6)-p-cym)Ru(bpm)I][PF(6)], [(η(6)-bip)Ru(bpm)Cl][PF(6)], [(η(6)-bip)Ru(bpm)I][PF(6)] and [(η(6)-etb)Ru(bpm)Cl][PF(6)]. Complexes in which N,N' is 1,10-phenanthroline (phen), 1,10-phenanthroline-5,6-dione or 4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline (bathophen) were studied for comparison. The Ru(II) arene complexes undergo ligand-exchange reactions in aqueous solution at 310 K; their half-lives for hydrolysis range from 14 to 715 min. Density functional theory calculations on [(η(6)-p-cym)Ru(bpm)Cl][PF(6)], [(η(6)-p-cym)Ru(bpm)Br][PF(6)], [(η(6)-p-cym)Ru(bpm)I][PF(6)], [(η(6)-bip)Ru(bpm)Cl][PF(6)], [(η(6)-bip)Ru(bpm)Br][PF(6)] and [(η(6)-bip)Ru(bpm)I][PF(6)] suggest that aquation occurs via an associative pathway and that the reaction is thermodynamically favourable when the leaving ligand is I > Br ≈ Cl. pK (a)* values for the aqua adducts of the complexes range from 6.9 to 7.32. A binding preference for 9-ethylguanine (9-EtG) compared with 9-ethyladenine (9-EtA) was observed for [(η(6)-p-cym)Ru(bpm)Cl][PF(6)], [(η(6)-hmb)Ru(bpm)Cl](+), [(η(6)-ind)Ru(bpm)Cl](+), [(η(6)-thn)Ru(bpm)Cl](+), [(η(6)-p-cym)Ru(phen)Cl](+) and [(η(6)-p-cym)Ru(bathophen)Cl](+) in aqueous solution at 310 K. The X-ray crystal structure of the guanine complex [(η(6)-p-cym)Ru(bpm)(9-EtG-N7)][PF(6)](2) shows multiple hydrogen bonding. Density functional theory calculations show that the 9-EtG adducts of all complexes are thermodynamically preferred compared with those of 9-EtA. However, the bmp complexes are inactive towards A2780 human ovarian cancer cells. Calf thymus DNA interactions for [(η(6)-p-cym)Ru(bpm)Cl][PF(6)] and [(η(6)-p

  8. Synthesis and crystal structure of a "FeBi" cluster compound with noncovalent low-valent Bi···π(arene) interactions.

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    Monakhov, Kirill Yu; Gourlaouen, Christophe; Zessin, Thomas; Linti, Gerald

    2013-06-17

    We describe the synthesis and structural characterization of the unprecedented [Bi4Fe3(CO)9] cluster, the low-valent Bi atoms of which are involved in the types of previously not identified intermolecular Bi···π(arene) and ΔBi···π(arene)interactions. Different coordination modes of arene rings bound to Bi atoms were determined.

  9. C-H Bond Activation/Arylation Catalyzed by Arene-Ruthenium-Aniline Complexes in Water.

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    Binnani, Chinky; Tyagi, Deepika; Rai, Rohit K; Mobin, Shaikh M; Singh, Sanjay K

    2016-11-07

    Water-soluble arene-ruthenium complexes coordinated with readily available aniline-based ligands were successfully employed as highly active catalysts in the C-H bond activation and arylation of 2-phenylpyridine with aryl halides in water. A variety of (hetero)aryl halides were also used for the ortho-C-H bond arylation of 2-phenylpyridine to afford the corresponding ortho- monoarylated products as major products in moderate to good yields. Our investigations, including time-scaled NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry studies, evidenced that the coordinating aniline-based ligands, having varying electronic and steric properties, had a significant influence on the catalytic activity of the resulting arene-ruthenium-aniline-based complexes. Moreover, mass spectrometry identification of the cycloruthenated species, {(η(6) -arene)Ru(κ(2) -C,N-phenylpyridine)}(+) , and several ligand-coordinated cycloruthenated species, such as [(η(6) -arene)Ru(4-methylaniline)(κ(2) -C,N-phenylpyridine)](+) , found during the reaction of 2-phenylpyridine with the arene-ruthenium-aniline complexes further authenticated the crucial roles of these species in the observed highly active and tuned catalyst. At last, the structures of a few of the active catalysts were also confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies.

  10. Pillar[5,6]arene-functionalized silicon dioxide: synthesis, characterization, and adsorption of herbicide.

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    Zhou, Ting; Song, Nan; Yu, Hao; Yang, Ying-Wei

    2015-02-03

    A layer of synthetic supramolecular macrocycles, that is, perhydroxyl-pillar[5]arene and perhydroxyl-pillar[6]arene, has been covalently attached to hydrophilic silica supports through Si-O-Si linkages with a coverage of up to 250 μmol pillar[5,6]arenes/g to form novel absorbent hybrid materials. Their adsorption toward a typical herbicide, namely, paraquat, from its aqueous solution has been investigated. Kinetic studies disclosed that paraquat adsorption fits a first-order kinetic model. Equilibrium adsorption data could be explained very well by the Langmuir equation. The pillar[6]arene-modified materials showed more obvious adsorption as compared with pillar[5]arene-modified ones and the saturation adsorption quantity reached about 0.20 mmol of paraquat per gram of materials. The entire process of adsorption was endothermic, and significantly an elevated temperature led to an increase in the adsorption quantity. This new type of pillarene-based adsorbent materials can be considered as a potential adsorbent for harmful substances removal from wastewaters.

  11. Direct access to pyrazolo(benzo)thienoquinolines. Highly effective palladium catalysts for the intramolecular C-H heteroarylation of arenes.

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    Churruca, Fátima; Hernández, Susana; Perea, María; SanMartin, Raul; Domínguez, Esther

    2013-02-18

    A short and atom-efficient strategy to obtain a series of pyrazolo(benzo)thienoquinolines is developed. Alternative catalytic systems for the key intramolecular direct heteroarylation of arenes are presented and include the first example of C-H (hetero)arylation of (hetero)arenes catalyzed by very low catalyst loadings of a palladium source.

  12. CALIX[4]ARENE C-99 INHIBITS MYOSIN ATPase ACTIVITY AND CHANGES THE ORGANIZATION OF CONTRACTILE FILAMENTS OF MYOMETRIUM.

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    Labyntseva, R D; Bevza, A A; Lul'ko, A O; Cherenok, S O; Kalchenko, V I; Kosterin, S O

    2015-01-01

    Calix[4]arenes are cup-like macrocyclic (polyphenolic) compounds, they are regarded as promising molecular "platforms" for the design of new physiologically active compounds. We have earlier found that calix[4]arene C-99 inhibits the ATPase activity of actomyosin and myosin subfragment-1 of pig uterus in vitro. The aim of this study was to investigate the interaction of calix[4]arene C-99 with myosin from rat uterine myocytes. It was found that the ATPase activity of myosin prepared from pre-incubated with 100 mM of calix[4]arene C-99 myocytes was almost 50% lower than in control. Additionally, we have revealed the effect of calix[4]arene C-99 on the subcellular distribution of actin and myosin in uterus myocytes by the method of confocal microscopy. This effect can be caused by reorganization of the structure of the contractile smooth muscle cell proteins due to their interaction with calix[4]arene. The obtained results demonstrate the ability of calix[4]arene C-99 to penetrate into the uterus muscle cells and affect not only the myosin ATPase activity, but also the structure of the actin and myosin filaments in the myometrial cells. Demonstrated ability of calix[4]arene C-99 can be used for development of new pharmacological agents for efficient normalization of myometrial contractile hyperfunction.

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  15. Chlorodifluoromethane-triggered formation of difluoromethylated arenes catalysed by palladium

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    Feng, Zhang; Min, Qiao-Qiao; Fu, Xia-Ping; An, Lun; Zhang, Xingang

    2017-09-01

    Difluoromethylated aromatic compounds are of increasing importance in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and materials. Chlorodifluoromethane (ClCF2H), an inexpensive, abundant and widely used industrial raw material, represents the ideal and most straightforward difluoromethylating reagent, but introduction of the difluoromethyl group (CF2H) from ClCF2H into aromatics has not been reported. Here, we describe a direct palladium-catalysed difluoromethylation method for coupling ClCF2H with arylboronic acids and esters to generate difluoromethylated arenes with high efficiency. The reaction exhibits a remarkably broad substrate scope, including heteroarylboronic acids, and was used for difluoromethylation of a range of pharmaceuticals and biologically active compounds. Preliminary mechanistic studies revealed that a palladium difluorocarbene intermediate is involved in the reaction. Although numerous metal-difluorocarbene complexes have been prepared, the catalytic synthesis of difluoromethylated or difluoromethylenated compounds involving metal-difluorocarbene complexes has not received much attention. This new reaction therefore also opens the door to understand metal-difluorocarbene complex catalysed reactions.

  16. Popular theoretical methods predict benzene and arenes to be nonplanar.

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    Moran, Damian; Simmonett, Andrew C; Leach, Franklin E; Allen, Wesley D; Schleyer, Paul V R; Schaefer, Henry F

    2006-07-26

    Planar (D6h) benzene has one (1181i cm-1, b2g) and three (1844i cm-1, b2g; 462i cm-1, e2u) imaginary vibrational frequencies at the MP2/6-311++G(d,p) and MP2/6-311++G levels of theory, respectively! The spurious frequencies correspond to D3d chair (b2g) and C2v boat (e2u) out-of-plane distortions. Numerous, similar examples where planar benzene is not a minimum are documented at the MP2, MP3, and CISD levels with popular Pople-type basis sets, while the RHF, B3LYP, and BLYP methods exhibit no such problems. We show that, in the sp and spd atomic-orbital limits of MP2 theory, benzene is nonplanar. The observed failure of electron correlation methods with unbalanced basis sets to predict planar minima is not unique to benzene but is also found for other pi-delocalized molecules, including pyridine, naphthalene, anthracene, the cyclopentadienyl and indenyl anions, and the tropylium cation. Detailed mathematical analysis reveals that an insidious, geometry-dependent, two-electron basis set incompleteness error (BSIE) is responsible for the problem and that balanced, correlation-consistent constructions of basis sets are generally required to ensure reliable predictions for arenes with correlated wave functions.

  17. Preparation of phenols by phthaloyl peroxide-mediated oxidation of arenes.

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    Yuan, Changxia; Eliasen, Anders M; Camelio, Andrew M; Siegel, Dionicio

    2014-11-01

    This protocol describes an approach to installing hydroxyls into arenes through the direct replacement of C-H bonds with C-O bonds. This direct oxidation avoids the need to prefunctionalize the substrate, use precious metals, introduce directing groups, or use strong Brønsted or Lewis acids. Phthaloyl peroxide, the sole reagent used for this transformation, can be prepared readily from the commodity chemicals phthaloyl chloride and sodium percarbonate. Phthaloyl peroxide oxidizes a diverse range of arenes, and the reactions that involve its use are characterized by high functional group compatibility, which enables the hydroxylation of simple arenes, advanced synthetic intermediates, natural products and other drug-like molecules forming the corresponding phenolic compounds. Notably, the reaction is operationally straightforward and has no special requirements for the exclusion of oxygen and water. The synthesis of phthaloyl peroxide takes 4  h and the subsequent hydroxylation of mesitylene takes 21  h.

  18. Bismuth- and hafnium-catalyzed hydroamination of vinyl arenes with sulfonamides, carbamates, and carboxamides.

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    Qin, Hongbo; Yamagiwa, Noriyuki; Matsunaga, Shigeki; Shibasaki, Masakatsu

    2007-01-08

    Catalytic intermolecular hydroamination of vinyl arenes is described. Our initial investigation revealed that a Bi(OTf)3/[Cu(CH3CN)4]PF6 system previously developed for catalytic intermolecular hydroamination of 1,3-dienes was suitable for hydroamination of a styrene with sulfonamides, but the substrate generality of this system was unsatisfactory. Several metals were screened to expand the substrate scope, and a new Hf(OTf)4/[Cu(CH3CN)4]PF6 system was determined to be highly suitable. The combination of Hf(OTf)4 and [Cu(CH3CN)4]PF6 efficiently promoted the hydroamination of various vinyl arenes, including less-reactive vinyl arenes with electron-withdrawing groups. This strategy was applied to sulfonamides, carbamates, and carboxamides, and products were obtained in up to 99% yield with 0.3-10 mol % catalyst loading.

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

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

    2016-06-01

    A series of arene ruthenium(II) complexes with the general formula [(η(6)-arene)Ru(L)X2] (where arene=p-cymene, benzene, hexamethylbenzene or mesitylene, L=aminoflavone or aminochromone derivatives and X=Cl, I) were synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, MS, IR and (1)H NMR spectroscopy. The stability of the selected complexes was assessed by UV-Vis spectroscopy in 24-hour period. The lipophilicity of the synthesized complexes was determined by the shake-flask method, and their cytotoxicity evaluated in vitro on patient-derived melanoma populations. The most active complexes against melanoma cells contain 7-aminoflavone and 6-aminoflavone as a ligand. The relationship between the cytotoxicity of all the obtained compounds and their logP values was determined and briefly analyzed with two different patterns observed. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. Experimental and theoretical NMR determination of isoniazid and sodium p-sulfonatocalix[n]arenes inclusion complexes.

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    de Assis, João V; Teixeira, Milena G; Soares, Cássia G P; Lopes, Juliana F; Carvalho, Guilherme S L; Lourenço, Maria C S; de Almeida, Mauro V; de Almeida, Wagner B; Fernandes, Sergio A

    2012-10-09

    In this work the inclusion complex formation of isoniazid with sodium p-sulfonatocalix[n]arenes is reported aiming to improve the physicochemical and biopharmaceutical properties of isoniazid a first line antibuberculosis drug. The architectures of the complexes were proposed according to NMR data Job plot indicating details on the insertion of the isoniazid in the calix[n]arenes cavities. DFT theoretical NMR calculations were also performed for sodium p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene complex with isoniazid, with various modes of complexation being considered, to provide support for the experimental proposal. A comparison between experimental and theoretical ¹H NMR chemical shifts profiles allowed for the inclusion complex characterization confirming the isoniazid inclusion mode which is preferentially through the hydrazide moiety. The remarkable agreement between experimental and theoretical NMR profiles adds support to their use in the structural characterization of inclusion compounds. Antibacterial activity was evaluated and the results indicated the inclusion complexes as a potential strategy for tuberculosis treatment.

  1. Thiacalix[4]arene based reconfigurable molecular switches: set-reset memorized sequential device.

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    Kumar, Manoj; Kumar, Rajesh; Bhalla, Vandana

    2011-12-21

    The fluorescent chemosensors 3, 5 and 7 based on thiacalix[4]arene bearing naphthyl groups have been designed and synthesized. The optical chemosensor 3 based on a thiacalix[4]arene of cone conformation behaves as "turn-on" optical chemosensor for Fe(3+) and F(-) ions. However, chemosensors 5 and 7 based on a thiacalix[4]arene of 1,3-alternate conformation demonstrate "turn-on" optical behaviour for Hg(2+), F(-) ions (with receptor 5 as turn-on for K(+) ions also) and "turn-off" behaviour for Fe(3+) ions. The simultaneous presence of Fe(3+) and Hg(2+) or K(+) or F(-) ions results in formulation of reversible "on-off" switches. Various molecular logic gates developed in response to molecular switching between these chemical inputs have been integrated into sequential logic circuits with memory function in a feedback loop which mimics "set-reset" molecular level information processing device.

  2. Clicked and long spaced galactosyl- and lactosylcalix[4]arenes: new multivalent galectin-3 ligands

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    Bernardi, Silvia; Fezzardi, Paola; Rispoli, Gabriele; Sestito, Stefania E; Sansone, Francesco

    2014-01-01

    Summary Four novel calix[4]arene-based glycoclusters were synthesized by conjugating the saccharide units to the macrocyclic scaffold using the CuAAC reaction and using long and hydrophilic ethylene glycol spacers. Initially, two galactosylcalix[4]arenes were prepared starting from saccharide units and calixarene cores which differ in the relative dispositions of the alkyne and azido groups. Once the most convenient synthetic pathway was selected, two further lactosylcalix[4]arenes were obtained, one in the cone, the other one in the 1,3-alternate structure. Preliminary studies of the interactions of these novel glycocalixarenes with galectin-3 were carried out by using a lectin-functionalized chip and surface plasmon resonance. These studies indicate a higher affinity of lactosyl- over galactosylcalixarenes. Furthermore, we confirmed that in case of this specific lectin binding the presentation of lactose units on a cone calixarene is highly preferred with respect to its isomeric form in the 1,3-alternate structure. PMID:25161726

  3. Syntheses and structural characterization of trivalent lanthanide complexes of p-sulfonatothiacalix[4]arene

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    Guo, Qian-ling; Zhu, Wen-xiang; Ma, Shu-lan; Yuan, Da-qiang; Dong, Shu-jing; Xu, Miao-qiong

    2004-03-01

    The X-ray crystallographic studies are reported for the water-soluble trivalent lanthanide complexes of the macrocyclic p-sulfonatothiacalix[4]arene [Gd(H 2O) 6((CH 3) 2SO)( p-sulfonatothiacalix[4]arene)]·H 3O +·5H 2O ( 1) and Na[Nd(H 2O) 6((CH 3) 2SO)( p-sulfonatothiacalix[4]arene)]·3H 2O ( 2). The complexes are isostructural and belong to monoclinic system, C2/m space group. The Ln 3+ metal ion is coordinated by the thiacalixarene ligand via the sulfonato group, and also ligated by an oxygen atom of a dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) molecule that occupies the cavity of the thiacalixarene and six aqua ligands. The thiacalixarenes are linked by the coordinated water molecules through hydrogen bonding to form a 2D polymer. The p-sulfonatothiacalixarenes maintain the clay-like bi-layer structure in the coordination network.

  4. Structure and reactivities of rhenium and technetium bis-arene sandwich complexes [M(η(6)-arene)2]().

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    Meola, Giuseppe; Braband, Henrik; Jordi, Sara; Fox, Thomas; Blacque, Olivier; Spingler, Bernhard; Alberto, Roger

    2017-08-02

    Sandwich complexes are important building blocks in medicinal inorganic chemistry for group 6 and 8 elements but are almost unknown for the manganese triad. We present the syntheses and full characterization of the mixed-arene (99)Tc sandwich complexes [(99)Tc(η(6)-hmbz)(η(6)-C6H5-NH3)](PF6)2 and [(99)Tc(η(6)-hmbz)(η(6)-C6H5-Br)](PF6). Both comprise functionalities for conjugation to targeting molecules or for being included as substructures in pharmaceutically active lead compounds. Since η(6)-benzene ligands are too stably bound to be replaced with incoming ligands, we prepared naphthalene complexes [Re(η(6)-C6H6)(η(6)-napht)](+) and [Re(η(6)-napht)2](+). Their reactivities towards substitution are increased and one or both naphthalene ligands can be replaced with mono- or multi-dentate ligands. Combining the features of (99)Tc and Re may lead to a molecule-based theranostic approach.

  5. Encapsulation of chromen-4-one Schiff's bases by C-Hexylpyrogallol[4]arene and its structure

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

    2015-12-01

    In this paper, we report the encapsulation of Chromen-4-one Schiff's base derivatives with the host molecule C-Hexylpyrogallol[4]arene. The stoichiometry, binding constant, and the mode of association of the guest molecules with C-Hexylpyrogallol[4]arene are investigated by ultraviolet-visible absorption, steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence, and two dimensional Rotating-frame nuclear Overhauser spectroscopic techniques. The stoichiometry of the host-guest complexes is 1:2. The binding constants of the complexes are of the order of 104. The structures of the host-guest complexes are proposed.

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

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

    2014-10-01

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

  7. Bis-15-crown-5-ether-pillar[5]arene K(+)-Responsive Channels.

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    Feng, Wei-Xu; Sun, Zhanhu; Zhang, Yan; Legrand, Yves-Marie; Petit, Eddy; Su, Cheng-Yong; Barboiu, Mihail

    2017-03-17

    An artificial selective K(+) channel is formed from the supramolecular organization on bis(benzo-15-crown-5- ether-ureido)-pillar[5]arene compound. This channel achieves a selectivity of SK(+)/Na(+) = 5 for an initial transport rate of kK(+) = 3.2 × 10(-3) s(-1). The cation-file diffusion occurs via selective macrocyclic-filters anchored on inactive supporting pillar[5]arene relays. The sandwich-type binding geometry of the K(+) cation by two 15-crown-5 moieties sites is a key feature influencing channel efficiency.

  8. Arene-ruthenium(II) complexes with hydrophilic P-donor ligands: versatile catalysts in aqueous media.

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    Crochet, Pascale; Cadierno, Victorio

    2014-09-07

    In the last few years there has been increasing interest in the use of water as a reaction medium for catalysis, and therefore in designing water-soluble transition-metal catalysts. Half-sandwich (η(6)-arene)-ruthenium(ii) complexes are a versatile and well-known family of ruthenium compounds that exhibit a rich catalytic and coordination chemistry. This Perspective article focuses on the catalytic applications in aqueous media of (η(6)-arene)-ruthenium(ii) complexes containing water-soluble phosphines, and related hydrophilic P-donor ligands.

  9. Host-guest complexation of a pyrogallol[4]arene derivative at the air-water interface.

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    Waidely, Eric; Pumilia, Cyrus; Malagon, Andres; Vargas, Edgar F; Li, Shanghao; Leblanc, Roger M

    2015-02-03

    The host-guest properties of acetylated aryl pyrogallol[4]arene (AcPy) were studied as a Langmuir monolayer at the air-water interface. The self-assembled Langmuir monolayer properties and interactions with monovalent and divalent metal cations were investigated using surface pressure- and surface potential-area isotherms, compression-decompression cycles, stability, and infrared reflection-absorption spectroscopy (IRRAS). A favorable interaction is observed for complexation between acetylated aryl pyrogallol[4]arene with divalent calcium and cadmium cations, while no interaction is observed for monovalent sodium and potassium cations. Spectroscopic techniques allow for discrimination between cadmium and calcium complexation.

  10. Synthesis of trisubstituted alkenes via direct oxidative arene-alkene coupling.

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    Jones, Roderick C; Gałęzowski, Michał; O'Shea, Donal F

    2013-08-16

    The use of an inorganic oxidant with an acetic acid/acetonitrile solvent combination has been identified as optimal for direct arene/1,2-disubstituted alkene oxidative couplings, providing an efficient route to trisubstituted alkenes. The acetonitrile cosolvent dramatically accelerates the rate of reaction, and an insoluble inorganic oxidant limits unwanted oxidation of substrates. The scope of this procedure is illustrated with arenes and alkenes containing electron-donating and -withdrawing substituents resulting in a general synthetic strategy to trisubstituted alkenes. In situ ESI-MS analysis of the reaction components has identified the key Pd intermediates in the Fujiwara-Moritani catalytic cycle.

  11. Inherently chiral calix[4]arenes via oxazoline directed ortholithiation: synthesis and probe of chiral space

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    Herbert, Simon A; van Laeren, Laura J; Castell, Dominic C

    2014-01-01

    Summary The diastereoselective oxazoline-directed lithiation of calix[4]arenes is reported with diastereoselective ratios of greater than 100:1 in some instances. Notably, it has been found that the opposite diastereomer can be accessed via this approach merely through the choice of an alkyllithium reagent. The inherently chiral oxazoline calix[4]arenes have also been preliminarily examined as ligands in the palladium-catalyzed Tsuji–Trost allylation reaction, returning results comparable to their planar chiral ferrocene counterparts pointing towards future application of these types of compounds. PMID:25550740

  12. Inherently chiral calix[4]arenes via oxazoline directed ortholithiation: synthesis and probe of chiral space.

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    Herbert, Simon A; van Laeren, Laura J; Castell, Dominic C; Arnott, Gareth E

    2014-01-01

    The diastereoselective oxazoline-directed lithiation of calix[4]arenes is reported with diastereoselective ratios of greater than 100:1 in some instances. Notably, it has been found that the opposite diastereomer can be accessed via this approach merely through the choice of an alkyllithium reagent. The inherently chiral oxazoline calix[4]arenes have also been preliminarily examined as ligands in the palladium-catalyzed Tsuji-Trost allylation reaction, returning results comparable to their planar chiral ferrocene counterparts pointing towards future application of these types of compounds.

  13. Controlled 2D Assembly of Nickel-Seamed Hexameric Pyrogallol[4]arene Nanocapsules.

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    Zhang, Chen; Patil, Rahul S; Liu, Chong; Barnes, Charles L; Atwood, Jerry L

    2017-03-01

    The two-dimensional framework of nickel-seamed hexameric metal-organic nanocapsules has been synthesized by connecting the tailed hydroxyl groups of C-propan-3-ol pyrogallol[4]arene with adjacent hexameric capsules via nickel-hydroxyl coordination. In addition, functionalization of nanocapsules with multiple pyridine molecules at the capsule surface prevents them from assembling into hierarchical structures and leads to the formation of discrete nickel-seamed pyrogallol[4]arene nanocapsules. This work shows that surface functionalization of nanocapsules is an effective and innovative method of controlling the assembly of these nanometric building blocks.

  14. Electronic Substituent Effects of Guests on the Conformational Network and Binding Behavior of Oxatub[4]arene.

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

    2017-09-13

    A series of quaternary ammonium guests have been synthesized, and their binding behavior with oxatub[4]arene have been studied. In particular, remote electronic substituents of the guests can significantly affect the binding affinities mainly through a field/inductive effect by following a linear free energy relationship. More surprisingly, oxatub[4]arene, with a complex conformational network, shows a large amplitude of conformational change in response to the remote electronic substituents on the guests. This novel mode of synthetic molecular recognition may also have biological relevance.

  15. Use of calix[4]arenes in the redox chemistry of lanthanides: the reduction of dinitrogen by a calix[4]arene-samarium complex.

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    Guillemot, Geoffroy; Castellano, Barbara; Prangé, Thierry; Solari, Euro; Floriani, Carlo

    2007-06-25

    The synthesis and structural characterization of a samarium-dinitrogen complex supported by a calix[4]arene ligand in which the N-N bond distance has been stretched to 1.611(16) Angstrom are described. The central mu(3)-eta(2):eta(2):eta(2)-hydrazido tetraanion formed is bonded to three Sm(III) centers with an overall butterfly-type arrangement.

  16. Eco-friendly oxidative iodination of various arenes with sodium percarbonate as the oxidant.

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    Zielinska, Agnieszka; Skulski, Lech

    2005-10-31

    Six easy laboratory procedures are presented for the oxidative iodination of various aromatics, mostly arenes, with either molecular iodine or potassium iodide (used as the sources of iodinating species, I+ or I3+), in the presence of sodium percarbonate(SPC), a stable, cheap, easy to handle, and eco-friendly commercial oxidant.

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

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

    2009-07-08

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

  18. Steady downslope movement on the western flank of Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

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    Ebmeier, S. K.; Biggs, J.; Mather, T. A.; Wadge, G.; Amelung, F.

    2010-12-01

    We present InSAR measurements of slow gravity driven slip on the flanks of Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica between 2005 and 2009. The deformation of a volcanic edifice depends on both active volcanic processes, and its composition, structure and morphology. Using interferograms from both ALOS and RadarSat, we observe that Arenal's western flanks are moving downslope at an angle of ~55 degrees below the horizontal plane at a consistent rate of ~7cm/yr. We use the pattern, rate and direction of motion to test several hypotheses for its origin and conclude that neither magmatic activity nor the subsidence of young lava can be the primary source for the deformation. Our favoured explanation is creep along a shallow sliding plane, most likely the interface between deposits post-dating the 1968 lateral blast eruption and the older lavas and paleosoils beneath. Our measurement of slope movement adds to a small set of rate measurements for gravity driven deformation at volcanoes and is distinctive in both its relatively high rate and shallow origin. Observation of deformation at Arenal contributes both to the assessment of particular hazards around Arenal itself, and more generally, to the study of the stability of young stratovolcanoes.

  19. Why Aren't Philosophers and Educators Speaking to Each Other? Some Reasons for Hope.

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    Ellett, Frederick S., Jr.

    2002-01-01

    Responds to Arcilla's article, "Why Aren't Philosophers and Educators Speaking to One Another?" noting complexities that complicate the answer and suggesting that they are indeed communicating if one accepts a broader definition of philosophers and educators. The essay asserts that little educational research and theory has had much…

  20. Syntheses and spin-spin exchange interactions of calix[4]arene biradicals.

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    Hu, Xiaojun; Yang, Haijun; Li, Yong

    2008-07-01

    Three novel paramagnetic calix[4]arenes (2, 3 and 4) with two opposite nitroxide radicals on the upper rims were synthesized and characterized. The through-space spin-spin exchange interactions of these calixarene biradicals were investigated, and found to be affected by many factors, such as molecular conformational flexibility, steric hindrance, temperature, solvent effect and complexation of silver ion.

  1. Synthesis of Phenylpropanoids via Matsuda-Heck Coupling of Arene Diazonium Salts.

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    Schmidt, Bernd; Wolf, Felix

    2017-04-21

    The Pd-catalyzed Heck-type coupling (Matsuda-Heck reaction) of electron rich arene diazonium salts with electron deficient olefins has been exploited for the synthesis of phenylpropanoid natural products. Examples described herein are the naturally occurring benzofurans methyl wutaifuranate, wutaifuranol, wutaifuranal, their 7-methoxy derivatives, and the O-prenylated natural products boropinols A and C.

  2. Strategy to tether organometallic ruthenium-arene anticancer compounds to recombinant human serum albumin.

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    Ang, Wee Han; Daldini, Elisa; Juillerat-Jeanneret, Lucienne; Dyson, Paul J

    2007-10-29

    In order to utilize macromolecules for drug targeting and delivery, a strategy to tether organometallic ruthenium-arene drugs to carrier protein molecules was developed. The approach involves the design of a drug fragment capable of conjugating to linker molecules on a modified carrier protein via hydrazone bond formation. The proof-of-concept using recombinant human serum albumin is described.

  3. Adsorption of Cd2+ using chitosan-linked p-t-buthylcalix[4]arene

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    Handayani, D. S.; Kusumaningsih, T.; Pranoto; Ihsaniati, N.

    2017-02-01

    This research aims to assess the use of chitosan -linked p-t-buthylcalix[4]arene as an adsorbent of Cd2+. Adsorption was done with the batch method in the variation of acidity (pH), contact time and initial concentration of Cd2+. The experimental results showed that the optimum pH of adsorption was pH 6 for the adsorbent chitosan and 8 for chitosan -linked p-t-buthylcalix[4]arene adsorbent. The optimum adsorption contact time was 240 minutes for the both adsorbent. Study of adsorption kinetics revealed that the adsorption of Cd for two adsorbents followed the kinetics model Ho, pseudo-order 2, with adsorption rate constant 1.037x10-2 and 1.777x10-2 g mg-1 min-1 respectively. Study of adsorption isotherm presented that the using chitosan adsorbent tends to follow the Langmuir isotherm, while the adsorbent chitosan- linked p-t-buthylcalix[4]arene tend to follow Freundlich isotherm. The maximum capacity of the adsorption using chitosan and chitosan- linked p-t-buthylcalix[4]arene adsorbent 30.19 and 21.67 mol/g, with the adsorption energy 41.459 and 28.627 KJ/mol respectively.

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

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

    2015-09-21

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

  5. FeCl3 catalyzed regioselective C-alkylation of indolylnitroalkenes with amino group substituted arenes.

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    Zanwar, Manoj R; Kavala, Veerababurao; Gawande, Sachin D; Kuo, Chun-Wei; Huang, Wen-Chang; Kuo, Ting-Shen; Huang, Hsiu-Ni; He, Chiu-Hui; Yao, Ching-Fa

    2014-02-21

    An efficient FeCl3 catalyzed protocol for the synthesis of amino functionalized indolylnitroalkanes from easily available precursor indolylnitroalkenes and substituted amines has been developed. Regioselective C-alkylation in the presence of free amino substituted arenes occurred. The scope of this methodology shows good functional group tolerance, and further, this protocol was used to prepare indolylquinoline derivatives.

  6. A water-soluble pillar[5]arene as a new carrier for an old drug.

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    Barbera, Lucia; Franco, Domenico; De Plano, Laura M; Gattuso, Giuseppe; Guglielmino, Salvatore P P; Lentini, Germana; Manganaro, Nadia; Marino, Nino; Pappalardo, Sebastiano; Parisi, Melchiorre F; Puntoriero, Fausto; Pisagatti, Ilenia; Notti, Anna

    2017-04-11

    The remarkable affinity of deca-carboxylatopillar[5]arene WP5 towards the aminoglycoside antibiotic, amikacin, in aqueous media is reported; in vitro studies on Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus) show that drug entrapment inside WP5 also takes place in the presence of the microrganisms, thus pointing to WP5 as an appealing carrier for amikacin targeted delivery.

  7. Utilization Chitosan-p-t-Butylcalix[4]Arene for Red MX 8B Adsorbent

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    Handayani, D. S.; Kusumaningsih, T.; Hak, L. A.

    2017-02-01

    Adsorption of Procion Red MX 8B using chitosan dan chitosan-linked p-t-butylcalix[4]arene has been done. The research aimed to understand the adsorption of Procion Red MX 8B using chitosan p-t-butylcalix[4]arene compared to ordinary chitosan. The research was conducted in a batch process varying in pH, contact time and initial concentration of the Procion Red MX 8B. The amount of dye adsorbed was determined using UV-Vis spectrophotometer and the adsorben was characterized using FTIR and SEM-EDX spectrophotometer. The result showed that the optimum condition was achieved when the pH was set at 4, contact time 135 minutes and initial concentration at 200 ppm. The kinetic analysis showed that the adsorption followed Ho kinetic model and pseudo second order with the adsorption rate constant was 3.69×10-3 g/mg.minute and 2.03×10-3 g/mg.minute. The isotherm analysis showed that the adsorption process tend to occur following the Langmuir model with maximum capacity for chitosan and chitosan-linked p-t-butylcalix[4]arene 136.09 mg/g and 147.35 mg/g respectively. The adsorption energy of chitosan and chitosan-linked p-t-butylcalix[4]arene at 30.53 kJ/mole and 33.65 kJ/mole.

  8. Novel solution-phase structures of gallium-containing pyrogallol[4]arene scaffolds**

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    Kumari, Harshita; Kline, Steven R.; Wycoff, Wei G.; Paul, Rick L.; Mossine, Andrew V.; Deakyne, Carol A.; Atwood, Jerry L.

    2012-01-01

    The variations in architecture of gallium-seamed (PgC4Ga) and gallium-zinc-seamed (PgC4GaZn) C-butylpyrogallol[4]arene nanoassemblies in solution (SANS/NMR) versus the solid state (XRD) have been investigated. Rearrangement from the solid-state spheroidal to the solution-phase toroidal shape differentiates the gallium-containing pyrogallol[4]arene nanoassemblies from all other PgCnM nanocapsules studied thus far. Different structural arrangements of the metals and arenes of PgC4Ga versus PgC4GaZn have been deduced from the different toroidal dimensions, C–H proton environments and guest encapsulation of the two toroids. PGAA of mixed-metal hexamers reveals a decrease in gallium-to-metal ratio as the second metal varies from cobalt to zinc. Overall, the combined study demonstrates the versatility of gallium in directing the self-assembly of pyrogallol[4]arenes into novel nanoarchitectures. PMID:22511521

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

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

    2016-04-28

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

  10. Diphosphite ligands derived from carbohydrates as stabilizers for ruthenium nanoparticles: promising catalytic systems in arene hydrogenation.

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    Gual, Aitor; Axet, M Rosa; Philippot, Karine; Chaudret, Bruno; Denicourt-Nowicki, Audrey; Roucoux, Alain; Castillon, Sergio; Claver, Carmen

    2008-06-28

    Ruthenium nanoparticles (RuNPs) were prepared through the hydrogenation of [Ru(COD)(COT)] (COD = 1,5-cyclooctadiene, COT = 1,3,5-cyclooctatriene) in the presence of diphosphites derived from carbohydrates as stabilizing agents, and interestingly, structural modifications of the diphosphite backbone were found to influence nanoparticle size and dispersity, as well as their catalytic activity in arene hydrogenation.

  11. Predicting activation energy of thermolysis of polynitro arenes through molecular structure.

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    Keshavarz, Mohammad Hossein; Pouretedal, Hamid Reza; Shokrolahi, Arash; Zali, Abbas; Semnani, Abolfazl

    2008-12-15

    The paper presents a new method for activation energy or the Arrhenius parameter E(a) of the thermolysis in the condensed state for different polynitro arenes as an important class of energetic molecules. The methodology assumes that E(a) of a polynitro arene with general formula C(a)H(b)N(c)O(d) can be expressed as a function of optimized elemental composition as well as the contribution of specific molecular structural parameters. The new method can predict E(a) of the thermolysis under conditions of Soviet Manometric Method (SMM), which can be related to the other convenient methods. The new correlation has the root mean square (rms) and the average deviations of 13.79 and 11.94kJ/mol, respectively, for 20 polynitro arenes with different molecular structures. The proposed new method can also be used to predict E(a) of three polynitro arenes, i.e. 2,2',2'',4,4',4'',6,6',6''-nonanitro-1,1':3',1''-terphenyl (NONA), 3,3'-diamino-2,2',4,4',6,6'-hexanitro-1,1'-biphenyl-3,3'-diamine (DIPAM) and N,N-bis(2,4-dinitrophenyl)-2,4,6-trinitroaniline (NTFA), which have complex molecular structures.

  12. Tandem intermolecular Suzuki coupling/intramolecular vinyl triflate-arene coupling.

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    Willis, Michael C; Claverie, Christelle K; Mahon, Mary F

    2002-04-21

    Treatment of a benzyl substituted meso-ditriflate with boronic acids in the presence of palladium acetate, triphenylphosphine and caesium fluoride results in intermolecular Suzuki coupling followed by vinyl triflate-arene cyclisation to provide, in high yields, single regioisomers of tricyclic-carbocycles.

  13. Thia-arenes as source apportionment tracers for urban air particulate

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    McCarry, B.E.; Allan, L.M.; Mehta, S.; Marvin, C.H.

    1995-12-31

    Over sixty respirable air particulate samples were selected from a large number of filters collected in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Depending on the wind direction these sites were either predominantly upwind or predominantly downwind of the industrial sources. The sixty filters were extracted and analyzed using GC-MS for a range of PAH and sulfur-containing PAH (thia-arenes). Various reference standards (coal tar, diesel exhaust, urban air particulate) and source samples (coke oven condensate) were analyzed as well. A set of air particulate samples collected in another city alongside a highway provided an urban vehicular air sample. Unique thia-arene profiles were noted in the reference and source samples which provided the basis for this source apportionment work; two main approaches were used: (1) analysis of alkylated derivatives of thia-arenes with a molecular mass of 184 amu and (2) analysis of 234 amu isomers. The diesel exhaust and urban vehicular samples gave identical profiles while the coal tar and coke oven samples also had identical profiles but in different respects. The air samples collected at samplers located upwind of the coke ovens showed thia-arene profiles which were similar to the profile observed with a diesel exhaust reference material. However, air samples collected downwind of the coke ovens were heavily loaded samples and resembled the coal tar coke and oven condensate samples.

  14. Increased control over the frustration of p-tert-butylcalix[5]arene

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    Tian, Jian; Dalgarno, Scott J.; Thallapally, Praveen K.; Atwood, Jerry L.

    2009-01-01

    Parital de-solvation of the toluene solvate of p-tert-butylcalix[5]arene affords a frustrated organic solid that is a new type of sorbant. Increased control over this sorption is achieved by employing a high boiling solvent for incremental de-solvation, revealing the calixarene:solvent ratio for maximum gas sorption

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

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    Baker, Bruce D.

    2011-01-01

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

  16. Poly(vinyl chloride) membrane cesium ion-selective electrodes based on lipophilic calix[6]arene tetraester derivatives.

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    Oh, H; Choi, E M; Jeong, H; Nam, K C; Jeon, S

    2000-12-04

    New lipophilic tetraesters of calix[6]arene and calix[6]diquinone are investigated as cesium ion-selective ionophores in poly(vinyl chloride) membrane electrodes. For an ion-selective electrode based on calix[6]arene tetraester I, the linear response is 1x10(-6)-1x10(-1) M of Cs(+) concentrations. The selectivity coefficients for cesium ion over alkali, alkaline earth and ammonium ions are determined. The detection limit (log a (Cs (+))=-6.31) and the selectivity coefficient (log k (Cs (+),Rb (+))(pot )=-1.88) are obtained for polymeric membrane electrode containing calix[6]arene tetraester I.

  17. High water contents in basaltic melt inclusions from Arenal volcano, Costa Rica

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    Wade, J. A.; Plank, T.; Hauri, E. H.; Melson, W. G.; Soto, G. J.

    2004-12-01

    Despite the importance of water to arc magma genesis, fractionation and eruption, few quantitative constraints exist on the water content of Arenal magmas. Early estimates, by electron microprobe sum deficit, suggested up to 4 wt% H2O in olivine-hosted basaltic andesite melt inclusions (MI) from pre-historic ET-6 tephra (Melson, 1982), and up to 7 wt% H2O in plagioclase and orthopyroxene-hosted dacitic MI from 1968 lapilli (Anderson, 1979). These high water contents are consistent with abundant hornblende phenocrysts in Arenal volcanics, but inconsistent with geochemical tracers such as 10Be and Ba/La that suggest a low flux of recycled material (and presumably water) from the subduction zone. In order to test these ideas, and provide the first direct measurements of water in mafic Arenal magmas, we have studied olivine-hosted MI from the prehistoric (900 yBP; Soto et al., 1998) ET3 tephra layer. MI range from andesitic (> 58% SiO2) to basaltic compositions (< 50% SiO2), the latter of which are similar to the most primitive whole rocks analyzed from Arenal. SIMS analyses yield up to 4 wt% H2O in the basaltic MI, and water declines systematically (to 1-2 wt%) with increasing silica content. Water also correlates strongly with sulfur (up to 2500 ppm S) and CO2 (up to 300 ppm). H2O and CO2 in the MI define a closed-system degassing path that begins at 2 kb. Chlorine ( ˜ 2000 ppm) and fluorine ( ˜ 400 ppm) show less variation, as expected from their higher solubilities in these melts. The high sulfur contents ( ˜ 2000 ppm on average for basaltic MI) would provide more than enough "petrologic" sulfur to balance recent (1982, 1995, and 1996; Williams-Jones et al., 2001) COSPEC measurements. Although host olivines are quite evolved (< Fo76), the high CO2 and sulfur contents indicate that their inclusions are not highly degassed. The high water contents (> 4 wt%) found here for Arenal basaltic MI support the semi-quantitative data from earlier studies, but are somewhat

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

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

    2010-07-12

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

  19. High-yielding one-pot synthesis of diaryliodonium triflates from arenes and iodine or aryl iodides.

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    Bielawski, Marcin; Olofsson, Berit

    2007-06-28

    Unsymmetric and symmetric diaryliodonium triflates are synthesized from both electron-deficient and electron-rich substrates in a fast, high yielding, and operationally simple protocol employing arenes and aryl iodides or iodine.

  20. Ruthenium(II)-catalysed remote C-H alkylations as a versatile platform to meta-decorated arenes

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    Li, Jie; Korvorapun, Korkit; de Sarkar, Suman; Rogge, Torben; Burns, David J.; Warratz, Svenja; Ackermann, Lutz

    2017-06-01

    The full control of positional selectivity is of prime importance in C-H activation technology. Chelation assistance served as the stimulus for the development of a plethora of ortho-selective arene functionalizations. In sharp contrast, meta-selective C-H functionalizations continue to be scarce, with all ruthenium-catalysed transformations currently requiring difficult to remove or modify nitrogen-containing heterocycles. Herein, we describe a unifying concept to access a wealth of meta-decorated arenes by a unique arene ligand effect in proximity-induced ruthenium(II) C-H activation catalysis. The transformative nature of our strategy is mirrored by providing a step-economical entry to a range of meta-substituted arenes, including ketones, acids, amines and phenols--key structural motifs in crop protection, material sciences, medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical industries.

  1. Practical synthesis of triaryl- and triheteroarylmethanes by reaction of aldehydes and activated arenes promoted by gold(III) chloride.

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    Nair, Vijay; Abhilash, K G; Vidya, N

    2005-12-22

    [reaction: see text] Electron-rich arenes condense efficiently with various aldehydes under the influence of AuCl3, thus opening up a practical route to triarylmethanes, which have important applications. The mild conditions employed are especially noteworthy.

  2. Unmasking the Action of Phosphinous Acid Ligands in Nitrile Hydration Reactions Catalyzed by Arene-Ruthenium(II) Complexes.

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    Tomás-Mendivil, Eder; Cadierno, Victorio; Menéndez, María I; López, Ramón

    2015-11-16

    The catalytic hydration of benzonitrile and acetonitrile has been studied by employing different arene-ruthenium(II) complexes with phosphinous (PR2OH) and phosphorous acid (P(OR)2OH) ligands as catalysts. Marked differences in activity were found, depending on the nature of both the P-donor and η(6)-coordinated arene ligand. Faster transformations were always observed with the phosphinous acids. DFT computations unveiled the intriguing mechanism of acetonitrile hydration catalyzed by these arene-ruthenium(II) complexes. The process starts with attack on the nitrile carbon atom of the hydroxyl group of the P-donor ligand instead of on a solvent water molecule, as previously suggested. The experimental results presented herein for acetonitrile and benzonitrile hydration catalyzed by different arene-ruthenium(II) complexes could be rationalized in terms of such a mechanism.

  3. A paradigm shift in the construction of heterobimetallic complexes: synthesis of group 2 & 4 metal-calix[6]arene complexes.

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    Petrella, Antonella J; Craig, Donald C; Lamb, Robert N; Raston, Colin L; Roberts, Nicholas K

    2004-01-21

    Deprotonation of calix[6]arenes with barium in methanol followed by the addition of [Ti(OPr(i))(4)] or [Zr(OBu(n))(4)] is effective in the formation of novel dimeric 2:1 barium-titanium(IV)/zirconium(IV) calix[6]arene complexes. In these complexes a central Ti(IV)/Zr(IV) coordinated in the exo-position connects the two calix[6]arenes in the 1,3-alternate conformation, each with an endo-barium sharing common phenolate groups with the titanium/zirconium centre and participating in cation-pi interactions. A homometallic barium calix[6]arene dimer was also prepared wherein the calix[6]arenes are in the 1,3-alternate conformation with each coordinating one endo- and one exo-barium centre. The exo-barium cations connect the two calix[6]arenes through bridging methanol ligands. In this and the heterometallic complexes, cation-pi complexation of the Ba(2+) ion within the 1,3 alternate conformation of calix[6]arene facilitates the formation of the dimeric complexes in methanol. In contrast, the smaller Sr(2+) ion did not form similar complexes in methanol, and the formation of an analogous 2:1 strontium-titanium calixarene complex required the use of the more sterically demanding donor alcohol, isopropanol, the resulting complex being devoid of cation-pi interaction. The results show (i) that a subtle interplay of solvation strength, coordination array type and cavity/cation size influences the accessibility of heterobimetallic complexes based on calix[6]arenes, and (ii) a synergistic endo-exo binding behaviour.

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

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

    2010-02-01

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

  5. Direct C-H difluoromethylenephosphonation of arenes and heteroarenes with bromodifluoromethyl phosphonate via visible-light photocatalysis.

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    Wang, Lin; Wei, Xiao-Jing; Lei, Wen-Long; Chen, Han; Wu, Li-Zhu; Liu, Qiang

    2014-12-28

    This communication reports a room temperature visible-light-driven protocol for the C-H difluoromethylenephosphonation of arenes and heteroarenes. Using commercially available diethyl bromodifluoromethyl phosphonate as a precursor of difluoromethyl radical, fac-Ir(ppy)3 as a photosensitizer and a 3 W blue LED as a light source, an array of aromatic compounds containing difluoromethylenephosphonyl groups were prepared directly from the corresponding arenes and heteroarenes in excellent to moderate yields.

  6. Supramolecular chemistry of pillar[n]arenes functionalised by a copper(i)-catalysed alkyne-azide cycloaddition "click" reaction.

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    Kakuta, T; Yamagishi, T; Ogoshi, T

    2017-05-09

    Since we discovered pillar[n]arenes in 2008, many chemists have developed a strong interest in pillar[n]arene chemistry because of the many advantages associated with these materials, including their facile and high yielding synthesis, versatile functionality, planar chirality and unique host-guest properties. In this feature article, we discuss recent advances in the field of supramolecular chemistry based on the use of pillar[n]arenes as substrates for copper(i)-catalysed alkyne-azide cycloaddition (CuAAC) "click" chemistry. The CuAAC reaction provides facile access to 1,4-disubstituted triazoles by a reaction between alkyne and azido substrates in the presence of a Cu(i) catalyst. Pillar[n]arenes bearing alkyne or azido groups can therefore be used as substrates for this reaction. Herein, we discuss not only the synthesis of pillar[n]arenes bearing alkyne or azido groups but also the application of these functionalised systems to the CuAAC reaction to construct supramolecular assemblies. We also discuss the rational molecular design and synthesis of guest compounds using the CuAAC reaction because linear alkanes sandwiched between 1,2,3-triazole moieties are good guests for cyclic pentamer pillar[5]arenes.

  7. Unexpected, drastic effect of triflic acid on oxidative diacetoxylation of iodoarenes by sodium perborate. A facile and efficient one-pot synthesis of (diacetoxyiodo)arenes.

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    Hossain, Md Delwar; Kitamura, Tsugio

    2005-08-19

    An easy, safe, and effective method for preparing (diacetoxyiodo)arenes from iodoarenes is presented. Addition of trifluoromethanesulfonic acid (triflic acid) as a promoter causes a drastic increase in the yield of (diacetoxyiodo)arenes in the reaction of iodoarenes with sodium perborate. The reaction of the iodoarenes with sodium perborate in acetic acid in the presence of triflic acid at 40-45 degrees C efficiently generates the corresponding (diacetoxyiodo)arenes in high yields within short time.

  8. Surfing π clouds for noncovalent interactions: arenes versus alkenes.

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    Aliev, Abil E; Arendorf, Josephine R T; Pavlakos, Ilias; Moreno, Rafael B; Porter, Michael J; Rzepa, Henry S; Motherwell, William B

    2015-01-07

    A comparative study of molecular balances by NMR spectroscopy indicates that noncovalent functional-group interactions with an arene dominate over those with an alkene, and that a π-facial intramolecular hydrogen bond from a hydroxy group to an arene is favored by approximately 1.2 kJ mol(-1). The strongest interaction observed in this study was with the cyano group. Analysis of the series of groups CH2CH3, CH=CH2, C≡CH, and C≡N shows a correlation between conformational free-energy differences and the calculated charge on the C(α) atom of these substituents, which is indicative of the electrostatic nature of their π interactions. Changes in the free-energy differences of conformers show a linear dependence on the solvent hydrogen bond acceptor parameter β.

  9. Samarium diiodide induced ketyl-(het)arene cyclisations towards novel N-heterocycles.

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    Beemelmanns, Christine; Reissig, Hans-Ulrich

    2011-05-01

    In this tutorial review we discuss recent advances in the field of ketyl-(het)arene cyclisations promoted by samarium diiodide and related processes. Couplings of samarium ketyls with carbon-carbon multiple bonds are perhaps the most useful reactions to create carbocycles and heterocycles of various ring sizes. They have also successfully been exploited for the synthesis of biologically active compounds or natural products. In this article we intend to summarise our diversity orientated approaches towards nitrogen heterocycles and emphasize other approaches with SmI(2) as well as electrochemical cyclisation methods providing similar N-heterocycles. We also briefly discuss our recently published formal total synthesis of strychnine employing a new samarium diiodide induced cascade reaction as key step. All these examples demonstrate the high synthetic potential of samarium ketyl-(het)arene cyclisations for the preparation of various types of important heterocyclic compounds.

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

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

    2016-04-07

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

  11. Supra-amphiphilic aggregates formed by p-sulfonatocalix[4]arenes and the antipsychotic drug chlorpromazine.

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    Qin, Zhanbin; Guo, Dong-Sheng; Gao, Xiao-Ning; Liu, Yu

    2014-04-07

    We report here a supramolecular strategy to directly assemble the small molecular antipsychotic drug chlorpromazine (CPZ) into nanostructures, induced by p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene (SC4A) and p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene tetraheptyl ether (SC4AH), with high drug loading efficiencies of 61% and 46%, respectively. The binary host-guest assembly process was monitored using optical transmittance measurements, and the size and morphology of these two kinds of supra-amphiphilic assemblies were identified using a combination of light scattering and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, which showed solid spherical micelles. This strategy presents new opportunities for the development of high loading drug-containing carriers with easy processability for drug delivery.

  12. Theoretical study of a novel imino bridged pillar[5]arene derivative

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    Xie, Ju; Zuo, Tongfei; Huang, Zhiling; Huan, Long; Gu, Qixin; Gao, Chenxi; Shao, Jingjing

    2016-10-01

    In this paper, we report a novel imino bridged pillar[5]arene derivative (P5N) for the first time. Four conformers (P5N0, P5N1, P5N12, and P5N13, arising due to the different orientation of Nsbnd H bond of imino bridging group) are obtained by quantum chemical calculations at the CAM-B3LYP/6-31+G(d, p) level of theory. The geometries, energies, electronic structures, and absorption spectra of P5N conformers as well as pillar[5]arene (P5) are discussed in detail. The inclusion complexes of paraquat (Pq) with P5N and P5, respectively, are also obtained at the same level of theory. Compared to P5, P5N exhibits better performance in inclusion complexation toward Pq.

  13. Cadmium-sensitive electrode based on tetracetone derivatives of p-tert-butylcalix[8]arene.

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    Dernane, C; Zazoua, A; Kazane, I; Jaffrezic-Renault, N

    2013-10-01

    The performance of a cadmium-sensitive electrode based on the tetracetone derivatives of p-tert butylcalix[8]arene was investigated. The ion-sensitivity of the calix[8]arene was examined via cyclic voltammetry (CV), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), X-ray photoelectron spectrometry, UV/Vis spectroscopy and FT-IR spectroscopy. The sensitive membrane containing the active ionophore was cast onto the surface of a gold electrode. The electrode exhibited a linear relationship between the charge transfer resistance (Rct) and the logarithm of the detected ion concentration. The cathodic peak at a potential of 0.56 V increased linearly as the Cd(2+) ion concentration increased. The detection limit of the device reached 10(-7) M with high sensitivity toward cadmium.

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

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

    2016-07-15

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

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

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

    2016-02-18

    The CF3 group is an omnipresent motif found in many pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, catalysts, materials, and industrial chemicals. Despite well-established trifluoromethylation methodologies, the straightforward and selective introduction of such groups into (hetero)arenes using available and less expensive sources is still a major challenge. In this regard, the selective synthesis of various trifluoromethyl-substituted (hetero)arenes by palladium-catalyzed C-H functionalization is herein reported. This novel methodology proceeds under comparably mild reaction conditions with good regio- and chemoselectivity. As examples, trifluoromethylations of biologically important molecules, such as melatonin, theophylline, caffeine, and pentoxifylline, are showcased. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  16. Anion Responsive TTF-Appended Calix[4]arenes. Synthesis and Study of Two Different Conformers

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    Lee, Min Hee; Cao, Qian-Yong; Kim, Sung Kuk; Sessler, Jonathan L.

    2011-01-01

    Two new cone- and 1,3-alternate-calix[4]arenes (cone-1 and 1,3-alt-1), bearing four modified TTF (tetrathiafulvalene) substituents on the upper rim, have been synthesized. The binding ability of these two sets of conformers for various anions, including F−, Cl−, Br−, I−, PF6−, ClO4−, HSO4−, CH3COO−, H2PO4−, and HP2O73−, was tested in organic media by monitoring the changes in their UV/vis and 1H NMR spectra as a function of added anion, as well as via cyclovoltammetry (CV) (all anions studied as their respective TBA salts). On the basis of the present findings, we propose that incorporation of four TTF units within an overall calix[4]arene-based recognition framework produces a preorganized receptor system that displays a modest preference for the pyrophosphate (HP2O73−) anion. PMID:21194202

  17. C-Glycopyranosyl Arenes and Hetarenes: Synthetic Methods and Bioactivity Focused on Antidiabetic Potential.

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    Bokor, Éva; Kun, Sándor; Goyard, David; Tóth, Marietta; Praly, Jean-Pierre; Vidal, Sébastien; Somsák, László

    2017-02-08

    This Review summarizes close to 500 primary publications and surveys published since 2000 about the syntheses and diverse bioactivities of C-glycopyranosyl (het)arenes. A classification of the preparative routes to these synthetic targets according to methodologies and compound categories is provided. Several of these compounds, regardless of their natural or synthetic origin, display antidiabetic properties due to enzyme inhibition (glycogen phosphorylase, protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B) or by inhibiting renal sodium-dependent glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2). The latter class of synthetic inhibitors, very recently approved as antihyperglycemic drugs, opens new perspectives in the pharmacological treatment of type 2 diabetes. Various compounds with the C-glycopyranosyl (het)arene motif were subjected to biological studies displaying among others antioxidant, antiviral, antibiotic, antiadhesive, cytotoxic, and glycoenzyme inhibitory effects.

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

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

    2016-01-01

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

  19. Anion- and Spacer-Directed Host-Guest Complexes of Bipyridine with Pyrogallol[4]arene.

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    Patil, Rahul S; Kumari, Harshita; Barnes, Charles L; Atwood, Jerry L

    2015-07-13

    New oval-shaped capsular and bilayer-type hydrogen-bonded arrangements of C-propyl-ol-pyrogallol[4]arene (PgC3-OH) with bipyridine-type spacer complexes are reported here. These complexes are engineered by virtue of derivatization of C-alkyl tails of pyrogallol[4]arene and the use of divergent spacer ligands. Complexes of PgC3-OH, PgC3-OH with bpy (4,4'-bipyridine) and PgC3-OH with bpa (1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)acetylene) have bilayer type arrangements; however, the use of hydrogen chloride causes protonation of bpy molecule, which is then entrapped flat within an offset oval-shaped dimeric hydrogen-bonded PgC3-OH nanocapsule. The presence of chloride anion in the crystal lattice controls the geometry of the resultant nanoassembly.

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

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

    2014-07-18

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

  1. Aerobic C-H Oxidation of Arenes Using a Recyclable, Heterogeneous Rhodium Catalyst.

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    Matsumoto, Kenji; Tachikawa, Shohei; Hashimoto, Noriko; Nakano, Rina; Yoshida, Masahiro; Shindo, Mitsuru

    2017-04-21

    A novel, practical protocol for the aerobic direct C-H acetoxylation of arenes, employing a recyclable heterogeneous rhodium catalyst, is reported herein. The trifluoroacetoxylation of 2-amido-substituted anthracenes proceeded at the 9-position with exclusive regioselectivity. The oxidation of variously substituted anthracenes and other polycyclic aromatics with molecular oxygen as a terminal oxidant proceeded under mild conditions, providing products in good to excellent yields.

  2. Photocontrolled Supramolecular Assembling of Azobenzene-Based Biscalix[4]arenes upon Starting and Stopping Laser Trapping.

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    Yuyama, Ken-Ichi; Marcelis, Lionel; Su, Pei-Mei; Chung, Wen-Sheng; Masuhara, Hiroshi

    2017-01-24

    Laser trapping in chemistry covers various studies ranging from single molecules, nanoparticles, and quantum dots to crystallization and liquid-liquid phase separation of amino acids. In this work, a supramolecular assembly of azobenzene-based biscalix[4]arene is generated in ethyl acetate using laser trapping; its nucleation and growth are elucidated. No trapping behavior was observed when a 1064 nm laser beam was focused inside of the solution; however, interesting assembling phenomena were induced when it was shined at the air/solution interface. A single disk having two layers was first prepared at the focal point of ∼1 μm and then expanded to the size of a few tens of micrometers, although no optical force was exerted outside of the focal volume. Upon switching the trapping laser off, needles were generated at the outer layer of the assembly, giving a stable sea urchin-like morphology to the generated assembly. At a 30-50% dilution of the initial solution in ethyl acetate, a mushroom-like morphology was also observed. Laser trapping-induced assembly of azobenzene-based biscalix[4]arene was quite different from the sharp-ellipsoidal aggregates obtained by the spontaneous evaporation of the solution. These trapping phenomena were specifically observed for biscalix[4]arene in the trans conformation of azo-benzene moiety but not for the cis-form, suggesting that the laser trapping of this azobenzene-based biscalix[4]arene is photocontrollable. Dynamics and mechanism of the supramolecular assembling are considered, referring to laser trapping-induced nucleation and liquid-liquid phase separation of amino acids.

  3. Parameterization of the torsional potential for calix[4]arene-substituted poly(thiophene)s.

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    Preat, Julien; Rodríguez-Ropero, Francisco; Torras, Juan; Bertran, Oscar; Zanuy, David; Alemán, Carlos

    2010-06-01

    Three different strategies have been followed to develop the torsional force-field parameters of the inter-ring dihedral angles for calix[4]arene-substituted poly(thiophene)s, a family of highly sensitive ion receptors. These procedures, which are based on the rotational profiles calculated using quantum mechanical methods, differ in the complexity of the model compounds and the processing applied to the quantum mechanical energies before the fitting. The performance of the three sets of developed parameters, which are essentially compatible with the General Amber Force Field, has been evaluated by computing the potential of mean forces for the inter-ring rotation of 2,2'-bithiophene, and its substituted analog bearing a calix[4]arene group in different environments. Finally, the ability of the new sets of torsional parameters to describe a calix[4]arene-substituted poly(thiophene) in tetrahydrofuran solution has been checked using Molecular Dynamics simulations. Specifically, the molecular shape, the polymer conformation, and the effects of the Na(+) ions trapped in the cavity of the receptor have been examined. Although the potential derived from unsubstituted 2,2'-bithiophene is able to reproduce the experimental free energies of the minima, the overall results indicate that the parameters derived from the analog bearing a calix[4]arene group provide the best description of the systems under study. This should be attributed to the strong constraints found in complex substituted poly(thiophene)s, which require parameterization strategies able to capture all the interactions and phenomena involved in their inter-ring rotations.

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

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

    2014-12-01

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

  5. Transition metal-free aroylation of NH-sulfoximines with methyl arenes.

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    Zou, Ya; Xiao, Jing; Peng, Zhihong; Dong, Wanrong; An, Delie

    2015-10-14

    A novel protocol towards N-aroylated sulfoximines from NH-sulfoximines and methyl arenes was herein demonstrated. The reaction took place in the presence of elemental iodine, requiring no external organic solvents, transition metal-catalysts or ligands. The aroylated products were obtained from the oxidative transformation in moderate to excellent yields (up to 94% yield) with a broad substrate scope (35 examples) through a radical pathway.

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

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

    2010-06-15

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

  7. Structure-activity relationships for organometallic osmium arene phenylazopyridine complexes with potent anticancer activity.

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    Fu, Ying; Habtemariam, Abraha; Basri, Aida M B H; Braddick, Darren; Clarkson, Guy J; Sadler, Peter J

    2011-10-28

    We report the synthesis and characterisation of 32 half sandwich phenylazopyridine Os(II) arene complexes [Os(η(6)-arene)(phenylazopyridine)X](+) in which X is chloride or iodide, the arene is p-cymene or biphenyl and the pyridine and phenyl rings contain a variety of substituents (F, Cl, Br, I, CF(3), OH or NO(2)). Ten X-ray crystal structures have been determined. Cytotoxicity towards A2780 human ovarian cancer cells ranges from high potency at nanomolar concentrations to inactivity. In general the introduction of an electron-withdrawing group (e.g. F, Cl, Br or I) at specific positions on the pyridine ring significantly increases cytotoxic activity and aqueous solubility. Changing the arene from p-cymene to biphenyl and the monodentate ligand X from chloride to iodide also increases the activity significantly. Activation by hydrolysis and DNA binding appears not to be the major mechanism of action since both the highly active complex [Os(η(6)-bip)(2-F-azpy)I]PF(6) (9) and the moderately active complex [Os(η(6)-bip)(3-Cl-azpy)I]PF(6) (23) are very stable and inert towards aquation. Studies of octanol-water partition coefficients (log P) and subcellular distributions of osmium in A2780 human ovarian cancer cells suggested that cell uptake and targeting to cellular organelles play important roles in determining activity. Although complex 9 induced the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in A2780 cells, the ROS level did not appear to play a role in the mechanism of anticancer activity. This class of organometallic osmium complexes has new and unusual features worthy of further exploration for the design of novel anticancer drugs.

  8. Steady downslope movement on the western flank of Arenal volcano, Costa Rica

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    Ebmeier, S. K.; Biggs, J.; Mather, T. A.; Wadge, G.; Amelung, F.

    2010-12-01

    The edifice of a volcano is a unique deformational environment, dependent not just on active volcanic processes but also on its composition, structure, and morphology. We measured the deformation of Volcán Arenal, Costa Rica, using interferograms constructed from both ALOS and RadarSat data between 2005 and 2009. The volcano's western flanks are moving downslope at an angle of ˜55° below the horizontal plane and a consistent rate of at least ˜7 cm/yr. We use the pattern, rate, and direction of motion to test several hypotheses for its origin. Our favored explanation is creep along a shallow sliding plane, most likely the interface between deposits postdating the 1968 lateral blast eruption and the older lavas and paleosoils beneath. Our measurement of slope movement adds to a small set of rate measurements for gravity-driven deformation at volcanoes and is distinctive in both its relatively high rate and shallow origin. Observation of deformation at Arenal contributes both to the assessment of particular hazards around Arenal itself and, more generally, to the study of the stability of young stratovolcanoes.

  9. Synthesis, Anticancer Activity, and Genome Profiling of Thiazolo Arene Ruthenium Complexes.

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    Grozav, Adriana; Balacescu, Ovidiu; Balacescu, Loredana; Cheminel, Thomas; Berindan-Neagoe, Ioana; Therrien, Bruno

    2015-11-12

    Sixteen hydrazinyl-thiazolo arene ruthenium complexes of the general formula [(η(6)-p-cymene)Ru(N,N'-hydrazinyl-thiazolo)Cl]Cl were synthesized. All complexes were tested in vitro for their antiproliferative activity on three tumor cell lines (HeLa, A2780, and A2780cisR) and on a noncancerous cell line (HFL-1). A superior cytotoxic activity of the ruthenium complexes as compared to cisplatin and oxaliplatin, on both cisplatin-sensitive and cisplatin resistant ovarian cancer cells, was observed. In addition, the biological activity of two selected derivatives was evaluated using microarray gene expression assay and ingenuity pathway analysis. p53 signaling was identified as an important pathway modulated by both arene ruthenium compounds. New activated molecules such as FAS, ZMAT3, PRMT2, BBC3/PUMA, and PDCD4, whose overexpressions are correlated with overcoming resistance to cisplatin therapy, were also identified as potential targets. Moreover, the arene ruthenium complexes can be used in association with cisplatin to prevent cisplatin resistance development and synergistically to induce cell death in ovarian cancer cells.

  10. Immobilization of α-amylase onto a calix[4]arene derivative: Evaluation of its enzymatic activity.

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    Veesar, Irshad Ali; Solangi, Imam Bakhsh; Memon, Shahabuddin

    2015-06-01

    In order to enhance the cost-effectiveness practicability of enzymes in many industries such as pharmaceutical, food, medical and some other technological processes, there is great need to immobilize them onto a solid supports. In this study, a new and efficient immobilization of α-amylase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been developed by using the surface functionalization of calix[4]arene as support. A glutaraldehyde-containing amino group functionalized calix[4]arene was used to immobilize α-amylase covalently. In this procedure, imide bonds are formed between amino groups on the protein and aldehyde groups on the calix[4]arene surface. The surface modified support was characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The effect of various preparation conditions on the immobilized α-amylase process such as immobilization time, enzyme concentration, temperature and pH were investigated. The influence of pH and temperature on the activity of free and immobilized α-amylase was also studied using starch as substrate. The optimum reaction temperature and pH value for the enzymatic conversion catalyzed by the immobilized α-amylase were 25°C and 7, respectively. Compared to the free enzyme, the immobilized α-amylase retained 85% of its original activity and exhibited significant thermal stability than the free one and excellent durability. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Selective production of arenes via direct lignin upgrading over a niobium-based catalyst

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    Shao, Yi; Xia, Qineng; Dong, Lin; Liu, Xiaohui; Han, Xue; Parker, Stewart F.; Cheng, Yongqiang; Daemen, Luke L.; Ramirez-Cuesta, Anibal J.; Yang, Sihai; Wang, Yanqin

    2017-07-01

    Lignin is the only large-volume renewable source of aromatic chemicals. Efficient depolymerization and deoxygenation of lignin while retaining the aromatic functionality are attractive but extremely challenging. Here we report the selective production of arenes via direct hydrodeoxygenation of organosolv lignin over a porous Ru/Nb2O5 catalyst that enabled the complete removal of the oxygen content from lignin. The conversion of birch lignin to monomer C7-C9 hydrocarbons is nearly quantitative based on its monomer content, with a total mass yield of 35.5 wt% and an exceptional arene selectivity of 71 wt%. Inelastic neutron scattering and DFT calculations confirm that the Nb2O5 support is catalytically unique compared with other traditional oxide supports, and the disassociation energy of Caromatic-OH bonds in phenolics is significantly reduced upon adsorption on Nb2O5, resulting in its distinct selectivity to arenes. This one-pot process provides a promising approach for improved lignin valorization with general applicability.

  12. Plugging a Bipyridinium Axle into Multichromophoric Calix[6]arene Wheels Bearing Naphthyl Units at Different Rims

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    Orlandini, Guido; Ragazzon, Giulio; Zanichelli, Valeria; Degli Esposti, Lorenzo; Baroncini, Massimo; Silvi, Serena; Venturi, Margherita; Arduini, Arturo

    2017-01-01

    Abstract Tris‐(N‐phenylureido)‐calix[6]arene derivatives are heteroditopic non‐symmetric molecular hosts that can form pseudorotaxane complexes with 4,4′‐bipyridinium‐type guests. Owing to the unique structural features and recognition properties of the calix[6]arene wheel, these systems are of interest for the design and synthesis of novel molecular devices and machines. We envisaged that the incorporation of photoactive units in the calixarene skeleton could lead to the development of systems the working modes of which can be governed and monitored by means of light‐activated processes. Here, we report on the synthesis, structural characterization, and spectroscopic, photophysical, and electrochemical investigation of two calix[6]arene wheels decorated with three naphthyl groups anchored to either the upper or lower rim of the phenylureido calixarene platform. We found that the naphthyl units interact mutually and with the calixarene skeleton in a different fashion in the two compounds, which thus exhibit a markedly distinct photophysical behavior. For both hosts, the inclusion of a 4,4′‐bipyridinium guest activates energy‐ and/or electron‐transfer processes that lead to non‐trivial luminescence changes. PMID:28168152

  13. Selective production of arenes via direct lignin upgrading over a niobium-based catalyst

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    Shao, Yi; Xia, Qineng; Dong, Lin; Liu, Xiaohui; Han, Xue; Parker, Stewart F.; Cheng, Yongqiang; Daemen, Luke L.; Ramirez-Cuesta, Anibal J.; Yang, Sihai; Wang, Yanqin

    2017-01-01

    Lignin is the only large-volume renewable source of aromatic chemicals. Efficient depolymerization and deoxygenation of lignin while retaining the aromatic functionality are attractive but extremely challenging. Here we report the selective production of arenes via direct hydrodeoxygenation of organosolv lignin over a porous Ru/Nb2O5 catalyst that enabled the complete removal of the oxygen content from lignin. The conversion of birch lignin to monomer C7–C9 hydrocarbons is nearly quantitative based on its monomer content, with a total mass yield of 35.5 wt% and an exceptional arene selectivity of 71 wt%. Inelastic neutron scattering and DFT calculations confirm that the Nb2O5 support is catalytically unique compared with other traditional oxide supports, and the disassociation energy of Caromatic–OH bonds in phenolics is significantly reduced upon adsorption on Nb2O5, resulting in its distinct selectivity to arenes. This one-pot process provides a promising approach for improved lignin valorization with general applicability. PMID:28737172

  14. Oxidative C-H/C-H Coupling Reactions between Two (Hetero)arenes.

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    Yang, Yudong; Lan, Jingbo; You, Jingsong

    2017-01-13

    Transition metal-mediated C-H bond activation and functionalization represent one of the most straightforward and powerful tools in modern organic synthetic chemistry. Bi(hetero)aryls are privileged π-conjugated structural cores in biologically active molecules, organic functional materials, ligands, and organic synthetic intermediates. The oxidative C-H/C-H coupling reactions between two (hetero)arenes through 2-fold C-H activation offer a valuable opportunity for rapid assembly of diverse bi(hetero)aryls and further exploitation of their applications in pharmaceutical and material sciences. This review provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals and applications of transition metal-mediated/catalyzed oxidative C-H/C-H coupling reactions between two (hetero)arenes. The substrate scope, limitation, reaction mechanism, regioselectivity, and chemoselectivity, as well as related control strategies of these reactions are discussed. Additionally, the applications of these established methods in the synthesis of natural products and exploitation of new organic functional materials are exemplified. In the last section, a short introduction on oxidant- or Lewis acid-mediated oxidative Ar-H/Ar-H coupling reactions is presented, considering that it is a very powerful method for the construction of biaryl units and polycylic arenes.

  15. Antiseptic properties of two calix[4]arenes derivatives on the human coronavirus 229E.

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    Geller, C; Fontanay, S; Mourer, M; Dibama, H Massimba; Regnouf-de-Vains, J-B; Finance, C; Duval, R E

    2010-12-01

    Facing the lack in specific antiviral treatment, it is necessary to develop new means of prevention. In the case of the Coronaviridae this family is now recognized as including potent human pathogens causing upper and lower respiratory tract infections as well as nosocomial ones. Within the purpose of developing new antiseptics molecules, the antiseptic virucidal activity of two calix[4]arene derivatives, the tetra-para-sulfonato-calix[4]arene (C[4]S) and the 1,3-bis(bithiazolyl)-tetra-para-sulfonato-calix[4]arene (C[4]S-BTZ) were evaluated toward the human coronavirus 229E (HCoV 229E). Comparing these results with some obtained previously with chlorhexidine and hexamidine, (i) these two calixarenes did not show any cytotoxicity contrary to chlorhexidine and hexamidine, (ii) C[4]S showed as did hexamidine, a very weak activity against HCoV 229E, and (iii) the C[4]S-BTZ showed a stronger activity than chlorhexidine, i.e. 2.7 and 1.4log₁₀ reduction in viral titer after 5min of contact with 10⁻³mol L⁻¹ solutions of C[4]S-BTZ and chlorhexidine, respectively. Thus, the C[4]S-BTZ appeared as a promising virucidal (antiseptic) molecule. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. Reversible and contrasting changes of the cloud point temperature of pillar[5]arenes with one quinone unit and tri(ethylene oxide) chains induced by redox chemistry and host-guest complexation.

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    Ogoshi, Tomoki; Akutsu, Tomohiro; Tamura, Yuko; Yamagishi, Tada-Aki

    2015-04-28

    A new water-soluble redox-active pillar[5]arene was synthesized by incorporation of one benzoquinone unit. The pillar[5]arene showed redox-responsive reversible lower critical solution temperature changes in aqueous solution.

  17. Moment tensor inversion of tremor events at Arenal Volcano (Costa Rica)

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    Davi, Rosalia; O'Brien, Gareth; Lokmer, Ivan; Bean, Christopher; Lesage, Philippe; de Barros, Louis

    2010-05-01

    Arenal is a small, andesitic stratovolcano located in north-western Costa Rica, 97 km from the capital San Josè. Arenal's explosive activity is preceded, and accompanied, by different types of seismic events such as long period events, explosions, tremor and sporadic tectonic swarms. Tremor is the most common type of event recorded at Arenal with durations of up to several hours. Both spasmodic (1-6 Hz) and harmonic (0.9-2 Hz) tremor are observed with no clear difference in the genesis of each; the former can progressively evolve into the latter and vice-versa. However, the origin of the tremor is, at present, not fully understood. In order to retrieve the source mechanism generating these types of events, a moment tensor inversion is performed. A dataset recorded on the volcano, during a seismic experiment carried out in 2005, is used for the inversion. This dataset consists of ten days of data, from which two main groups of tremor at different frequencies (group one at 0.8-1.5 Hz and group two at 1.8-2.5 Hz) have been selected. A major difficulty in any inversion of tremor is that a clear onset can rarely be determined and hence retrieving the direct arrivals from the source is impossible. Usually, these arrivals are heavily contaminated by scattered waves. On Arenal the initial part of the tremor bands can be isolated, therefore offering a good opportunity to invert tremor for the source mechanism. The Green's functions used in the inversion were calculated using 3D numerical simulations including the real topography of the volcano and the best estimation of the velocity model available for Arenal. This velocity model was retrieved from seismic refraction experiments and sounding using the SPAC method. For each day, different tremor starting bands have been selected and divided into the groups mentioned above. For each band a source location is determined by performing a grid search through a volume of 4735 possible source points located under the crater summit

  18. CO2 capture by multivalent amino-functionalized calix[4]arenes: self-assembly, absorption, and QCM detection studies.

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    Baldini, Laura; Melegari, Monica; Bagnacani, Valentina; Casnati, Alessandro; Dalcanale, Enrico; Sansone, Francesco; Ungaro, Rocco

    2011-05-20

    The reactivity of CO(2) with polyamino substrates based on calix[4]arenes and on a difunctional, noncyclic model has been studied. All the compounds react with CO(2) in chloroform to form ammonium carbamate salts. However, the number, topology, and conformational features of the amino-functionalized arms present on the multivalent scaffold have a remarkable influence on the reaction efficiency and on the product composition. Tetraaminocalix[4]arenes 1-3 rapidly and efficiently react with 2 equiv of CO(2), yielding highly stable hydrogen-bonded dimers formed by the self-assembly of two bis-ammonium bis-carbamate intramolecular salts. 1,3-Diaminocalix[4]arene 4 absorbs 1 mol of CO(2), affording less stable zwitterionic ammonium carbamates. Gemini compound 5 reacts with CO(2) in a 1:1 stoichiometry, forming hydrogen-bonded dimers of ammonium carbamate derivatives of moderate stability. For upper rim 1,3-diaminocalix[4]arene 6, in addition to the labile intramolecular salt, the presence of a self-assembled polymer was also detected. These systems were fully characterized in solution by (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy, whereas the corresponding gas-solid reactions were further investigated by QCM measurements. Interestingly, the high affinity and reversibility of CO(2) uptake shown by 1,3-diamino calix[4]arene 4 enabled us to attain a promising QCM device for carbon dioxide sensing.

  19. Synthesis of novel chiral Schiff base and amino alcohol derivatives of calix[4]arene and chiral recognition properties

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    Erdemir, Serkan

    2012-01-01

    In the present study, the synthesis and liquid phase extraction properties towards some amino acid methylesters and amino alcohols of Schiff base and amino alcohol substituted calix[4]arene are reported. The Schiff base substituted calix[4]arene 5 has been synthesized via condensation reaction involving 5,17-diformyl-11,23-di- tert-butyl-25,27-di[3-(4-formylphenoxy)propoxy]-26,28 dihydroxycalix[4]arene 4 and ( R)-(-)-2-phenylglycine methyl ester in CHCl 3:MeOH. To give the amino alcohol substituted calix[4]arene 6, the synthesized chiral compound 5 was reduced by LiAlH 4. The new chiral Schiff base and amino alcohol derivatives of calix[4]arene have been characterized by a combination of FT-IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, FAB-MS and elemental analysis. Also, the extraction behaviors of 5 and 6 towards some selected amino acid methylesters and amino alcohols have been studied by liquid-liquid extraction.

  20. Aggregation behavior and in vitro biocompatibility study of octopus-shaped macromolecules based on tert-butylcalix[4]arenes.

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    Momekova, Denitsa; Budurova, Desislava; Drakalska, Elena; Shenkov, Stoycho; Momekov, Georgi; Trzebicka, Barbara; Lambov, Nikolay; Tashev, Emil; Rangelov, Stanislav

    2012-10-15

    A series of products based on tert-butylcalix[4]arene have been synthesized by anionic polymerization of ethylene oxide. The resulting products are amphiphilic octopus-shaped macromolecules, consisting of a hydrophobic calix[4]arene core and four arms of hydrophilic poly(ethylene oxide) chains. In aqueous solutions the polyoxyethylated tert-butylcalix[4]arenes were found to self-associate above certain CMC determined by dye solubilization technique. The light scattering study reveals that the polyoxyethylated tert-butylcalix[4]arenes form aggregates of narrow size distribution and hydrodynamic diameters ranging from about 155 to 245 nm and aggregation numbers from tens to hundreds macromolecules per particle depending on the degree of polymerization of the PEO chains. An in vitro biocompatibility study showed that the tested compounds are practically devoid of intrinsic cytotoxic and hemolytic effects and moreover they failed to modulate the mitogen-induced interleukin-2 release from the human T-lymphocyte cell line Jurkat E6-1. Taken together the excellent in vitro biocompatibility profile and the favorable physicochemical characteristics of the tested polyoxyethylated calix[4]arenes give us reason to consider them as promising for further evaluation as drug delivery platforms. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  1. Easy and selective method for the synthesis of various mono-O-functionalized calix[4]arenes: de-O-functionalization using TiCl4.

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    Bois, Joackim; Espinas, Jeff; Darbost, Ulrich; Felix, Caroline; Duchamp, Christian; Bouchu, Denis; Taoufik, Mostafa; Bonnamour, Isabelle

    2010-11-19

    An efficient and selective method for the monofunctionalization of p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene is described. A mono-de-O-functionalization of disubstituted p-tert-butylcalix[4]arenes using titanium tetrachloride was developed to synthesize a series of monosubstituted p-tert-butylcalix[4]arenes with the pendant functions being ethoxycarbonylmethyloxy, 3-ethoxycarbonylpropyloxy, cyanomethyloxy, 3-cyanopropyloxy, 4-bromobutyloxy, 3-hydroxypropyloxy, propyloxy, 2-methylpropyloxy, 3-butynyloxy, and 3-cyanopropyloxy groups. The reaction mechanism of the formation of 5,11,17,23-tetra-tert-butyl-26,27,28-trihydroxy-25-(3-ethoxycarbonylpropyloxy) calix[4]arene was studied by (1)H NMR and GC/mass spectroscopy monitoring. Reaction of TiCl4 with the disubstituted p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene produced the corresponding dioxocalix[4]arene titanium dichloride complex, which undergoes elimination of ethyl 4-chlorobutyrate, leading to a trioxocalix[4]arene titanium dichloride complex and to monosubstituted calix[4]arene after hydrolysis. These two complexes were also synthesized, isolated, and fully characterized.

  2. 1,3-Alternate calix[4]arene nitronyl nitroxide tetraradical and diradical: synthesis, X-ray crystallography, paramagnetic NMR spectroscopy, EPR spectroscopy, and magnetic studies

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

    2008-04-02

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

  3. Cu-Mediated C-H (18)F-Fluorination of Electron-Rich (Hetero)arenes.

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    McCammant, Matthew S; Thompson, Stephen; Brooks, Allen F; Krska, Shane W; Scott, Peter J H; Sanford, Melanie S

    2017-07-21

    This communication describes a method for the nucleophilic radiofluorination of electron-rich arenes. The reaction involves the initial C(sp(2))-H functionalization of an electron-rich arene with MesI(OH)OTs to form a (mesityl)(aryl)iodonium salt. This salt is then used in situ in a Cu-mediated radiofluorination with [(18)F]KF. This approach leverages the stability and availability of electron-rich arene starting materials to enable mild late-stage radiofluorination of toluene, anisole, aniline, pyrrole, and thiophene derivatives. The radiofluorination has been automated to access a 41 mCi dose of an (18)F-labeled nimesulide derivative in high (2800 ± 700 Ci/mmol) specific activity.

  4. Cu-mediated C–H 18F-fluorination of electron-rich (hetero)arenes

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    McCammant, Matthew S.; Thompson, Stephen; Brooks, Allen F.; ...

    2017-06-30

    This communication describes a method for the nucleophilic radiofluorination of electron-rich arenes. The reaction involves the initial C(sp2)–H functionalization of an electron-rich arene with MesI(OH)OTs to form a (mesityl)(aryl)iodonium salt. This salt is then used in situ in a Cu-mediated radiofluorination with [18F]KF. This approach leverages the stability and availability of electron-rich arene starting materials to enable mild late-stage radiofluorination of toluene, anisole, aniline, pyrrole, and thiophene derivatives. Finally, the radiofluorination has been automated to access a 41 mCi dose of an 18F-labeled nimesulide derivative in high (2800 ± 700 Ci/mmol) specific activity.

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

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    Meenakshi, C; Jayabal, P; Ramakrishnan, V

    2014-06-05

    The thermodynamic property of the host-guest complexes formed between the curcumin, component of Indian Ayurvedic medicine turmeric, a drug molecule, with the supra molecule, p-t-butyl calix(8)arene was studied. p-t-Butyl calix(8)arene has been used as a host molecule and curcumin as a guest molecule. Optical absorption spectral studies were carried out to investigate the molecular recognition properties of p-t-butyl calix(8)arene with curcumin. The stochiometry of the host-guest complexes formed and the binding constant were determined. An interesting 1:1 and 4:1 stochiometric host-guest complexes were formed. Job's continuous method of variation and Benesi-Hildebrand expression were used for the determination of binding constant and the stochiometry of the host-guest complex formed. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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

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

    2014-06-01

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

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

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

    2013-11-01

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

  8. Determination of association constant of host-guest supramolecular complex (molecular recognition of carbamazepine, antiseizure drug, with calix(4)arene).

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    Meenakshi, C; Jayabal, P; Ramakrishnan, V

    2015-12-05

    The thermodynamic property of the host-guest, inclusion complex formed between p-t-butyl calix(4)arene which is a supramolecule, and the antiseizure drug, carbamazepine was studied. p-t-Butyl calix(4)arene has been used as a host molecule and carbamazepine as a guest molecule. Optical absorption spectral studies were carried out to investigate the molecular recognition properties of p-t-butyl calix(4)arene with carbamazepine. The stochiometry of the host-guest complexes formed and the association constant were determined. An interesting 1:2 stochiometric host-guest complex was formed. Job's continuous method of variation and Benesi-Hildebrand expression were used for the determination of binding constant and the stochiometry of the host-guest complex formed. Molecular dimension of the host molecule plays a vital role in the formation of the host-guest stochiometric complexes.

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

  10. Alkali and alkaline-earth-metalated forms of calix[4]arenes: synthons in the synthesis of transition metal complexes.

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    Guillemot, Geoffroy; Solari, Euro; Rizzoli, Corrado; Floriani, Carlo

    2002-05-03

    This is the first coherent report on the metalation of calix[4]arene by alkali and alkaline-earth metals, thus providing a high-yield production of appropriate synthons for the synthesis of transition metal calix[4]arenes. In addition, various facets of the coordination chemistry by calix[4]arene anions of alkali and alkaline-earth metal ions have been singled out. Among them: 1) the exo and endo coordination of metal ions by the calix[4]arene skeleton; 2) the pi solvation of the ions by the phenyl rings; 3) the ion-carrier properties of metallacalix[4]arenes; 4) the simulation of the kinetically labile coordination sphere of alkali and alkaline-earth metal ions by a polyoxo rigid skeleton. The peculiarities of the complexation of alkali and alkaline-earth metal ions by calix[4]arenes outlined are deduced from the synthesis and the structural characterization both in solution ((1)H NMR) and in the solid state (X-ray structure analysis) of the following classes of compounds: 1) [p-tBu-calix[4](OMS(n))(4)](2) (M=Li, Na, K); 2) [p-tBu-calix[4](OR)(2)(O)(2)ML] (M=Mg, L=THF, R=C(5)H(9); M=Ca, L=TMEDA (tetramethylethylenediamine), R=C(5)H(9); M=Ca, L=DME (dimethoxyethane), R=C(5)H(9); M=Ba, L=TMEDA, R=C(5)H(9); M=Ba, L=none, R=C(5)H(9)); 3) [p-tBu-calix[4](OC(5)H(9))(2)(O)(2)Ca(2)I(2)(MeCN)(2)]; 4) [(p-tBu-calix[4](OR)(2)(O)(2))(2)BaNa(2)].

  11. Anticancer Activity and Modes of Action of (arene) ruthenium(II) Complexes Coordinated to C-, N-, and O-ligands.

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    Biersack, Bernhard

    2016-01-01

    An overview of anticancer active (arene)ruthenium(II) complexes coordinated to period 2 element-based ligand systems, i.e., carbon-, nitrogen-, and oxygen-coordinated ligands, is provided in this mini-review. A bridge is forged from the large group of anticancer active ruthenium compounds with monodentate and chelating nitrogen ligands via complexes of O,O-chelating ligands to organometallic ruthenium derivatives coordinated to carbon. (Arene)ruthenium(II) complexes with reduced side-effects and enhanced efficacy against cancer are highlighted. Pertinent literature is covered up to 2014.

  12. Gold Electrodes Modified with Calix[4]arene for Electrochemical Determination of Dopamine in the Presence of Selected Neurotransmitters.

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    Kurzątkowska, Katarzyna; Sayin, Serkan; Yilmaz, Mustafa; Radecka, Hanna; Radecki, Jerzy

    2017-06-13

    Here, we present an electrochemical sensor based on gold electrodes modified with calix[4]arene functionalized with carboxypiperidino groups at the upper rim. It has been demonstrated that these groups are involved in a complex formation with dopamine (DA) on the surface of gold electrodes. The supramolecular complex calix[4]arene-DA created on the gold electrode surface has been characterized electrochemically and the measuring conditions have been optimized. The presented sensor displayed a detection limit in the pM range. The DA determination was performed successfully in the presence of ascorbic acid, uric acid and selected neurotransmitters.

  13. Catalytic, Interrupted Formal Homo-Nazarov Cyclization with (Hetero)arenes: Access to α-(Hetero)aryl Cyclohexanones.

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    Williams, Corey W; Shenje, Raynold; France, Stefan

    2016-09-16

    The first examples of a Lewis-acid catalyzed (hetero)arene interrupted, formal homo-Nazarov cyclization have been disclosed. Using SnCl4 as the catalyst, alkenyl cyclopropyl ketones undergo ring-opening cyclization to form six-membered cyclic oxyallyl cations. Subsequent intermolecular Friedel-Crafts-type arylation with various electron-rich arenes and heteroarenes provides functionalized α-(hetero)arylated cyclohexanones, a scaffold present in many natural products and bioactive compounds, in yields up to 88% and diastereomeric ratios up to 12:1. Regiospecific arylation occurs at the α-carbon of the oxyallyl cation due to polarization caused by the ester group.

  14. Detection and differentiation of neutral organic compounds by 19F NMR with a tungsten calix[4]arene imido complex.

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    Zhao, Yanchuan; Swager, Timothy M

    2013-12-18

    Fluorinated tungsten calix[4]arene imido complexes were synthesized and used as receptors to detect and differentiate neutral organic compounds. It was found that the binding of specific neutral organic molecules to the tungsten centers induces an upfield shift of the fluorine atom appended on the arylimido group, the extent of which is highly dependent on electronic and steric properties. We demonstrate that the specific bonding and size-selectivity of calix[4]arene tungsten-imido complex combined with (19)F NMR spectroscopy is a powerful new method for the analysis of complex mixtures.

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

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    Casadevall, T.J.

    1984-01-01

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

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

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

    2016-02-24

    An iridium-catalyzed C-H amination of arenes with a wide substrate scope is reported. Benzamides with electron-donating and -withdrawing groups and linear, branched, and cyclic alkyl azides are all applicable. Cesium carboxylate is crucial for both reactivity and regioselectivity of the reactions. Many biologically relevant molecules, such as amino acid, peptide, steroid, sugar, and thymidine derivatives can be introduced to arenes with high yields and 100 % chiral retention. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  17. Selenoquinones stabilized by ruthenium(II) arene complexes: synthesis, structure, and cytotoxicity.

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    Dubarle-Offner, Julien; Clavel, Catherine M; Gontard, Geoffrey; Dyson, Paul J; Amouri, Hani

    2014-05-05

    A new series of monoselenoquinone and diselenoquinone π complexes, [(η(6) -p-cymene)Ru(η(4) -C6 R4 SeE)] (R=H, E=Se (6); R=CH3 , E=Se (7); R=H, E=O (8)), as well as selenolate π complexes [(η(6) -p-cymene)Ru(η(5) -C6 H3 R2 Se)][SbF6 ] (R=H (9); R=CH3 (10)), stabilized by arene ruthenium moieties were prepared in good yields through nucleophilic substitution reactions from dichlorinated-arene and hydroxymonochlorinated-arene ruthenium complexes [(η(6) -p-cymene)Ru(C6 R4 XCl)][SbF6 ]2 (R=H, X=Cl (1); R=CH3 , X=Cl (2); R=H, X=OH (3)) as well as the monochlorinated π complexes [(η(6) -p-cymene)Ru(η(5) -C6 H3 R2 Cl)][SbF6 ]2 (R=H (4); R=CH3 (5)). The X-ray crystallographic structures of two of the compounds, [(η(6) -p-cymene)Ru(η(4) -C6 Me4 Se2 )] (7) and [(η(6) -p-cymene)Ru(η(4) -C6 H4 SeO)] (8), were determined. The structures confirm the identity of the target compounds and ascertain the coordination mode of these unprecedented ruthenium π complexes of selenoquinones. Furthermore, these new compounds display relevant cytotoxic properties towards human ovarian cancer cells.

  18. Allosterically driven self-assemblies of interlocked calix[6]arene receptors.

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    Le Gac, Stéphane; Picron, Jean-François; Reinaud, Olivia; Jabin, Ivan

    2011-04-07

    The construction of self-assembled receptors based on flexible concave subunits is a challenging task and constitutes an interesting approach to mimic binding processes occurring in biological systems. The receptors studied herein are based on flexible calix[6]arene skeletons bearing three (or more) acid-base functionalities at their narrow rim. When complementary, they self-assemble in a tail-to-tail manner to give a diabolo-like complex, provided that each calixarene subunit hosts a guest. The allosterically-driven multi-recognition pattern is highly selective and leads to stable quaternary adducts. In order to evaluate the scope of this system, various polyamino and polyacidic calix[6]arenes have been studied. It is shown that modifications of the nature of the wide rim substituents do not alter the efficiency of the quaternary self-assembling process, even with the more flexible macrocycles that lack tBu substituents. On the contrary, the replacement of the latter by smaller groups led to receptors with broader scope, as larger guests such as tryptamine and dopamine derivatives were stabilized in the cavities. Implementation of extra-functionalities at the narrow rim were revealed also to be of high interest. Indeed, it is shown that secondary interactions take place between the two calix-subunits when they present additional and complementary functions such as carboxylate and ureido moieties. The ureido arms are also capable of binding the counter anion Cl(-) of the ammonium guest, thus leading to a quinternary neutral complex. Such remarkable behavior is due to the versatility of the calix[6]arene platform, which allows the implementation of a high number of functions, leading to multiple non-covalent attractive interactions, whereas the macrocycle remains flexible, thus allowing induced-fit processes to occur.

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

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

    2011-03-01

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

  20. Benzylic Phosphates in Friedel-Crafts Reactions with Activated and Unactivated Arenes: Access to Polyarylated Alkanes.

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    Pallikonda, Gangaram; Chakravartya, Manab

    2016-03-04

    Easily reachable electron-poor/rich primary and secondary benzylic phosphates are suitably used as substrates for Friedel-Crafts benzylation reactions with only 1.2 equiv activated/deactivated arenes (no additional solvent) to access structurally and electronically diverse polyarylated alkanes with excellent yields and selectivities at room temperature. Specifically, diversely substituted di/triarylmethanes are generated within 2-30 min using this approach. A wide number of electron-poor polyarylated alkanes are easily accomplished through this route by just tuning the phosphates.

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

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

    2007-05-01

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

  2. One‐Pot C−H Functionalization of Arenes by Diaryliodonium Salts

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    Reitti, Marcus; Villo, Piret

    2016-01-01

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

  3. Synergistic extraction of some univalent cations into nitrobenzene by using cesium dicarbollylcobaltate and calix[4]arene-...

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    Makrlik, Emanuel; Selucky, P.; Vanura, Petr; Moyer, Bruce A

    2013-01-01

    From extraction experiments and c-activity measurements, the exchange extraction constants corresponding to the general equilibrium M+ (aq) + CsL+ (nb) , ML+ (nb) + Cs+ (aq) taking place in the two-phase water nitrobenzene system (M+ = K+, Rb+, NH+4,Ag+, Tl+; L = calix[4]arene-bis(t-octylbenzo-18-crown-6); aq = aqueous phase, nb = nitrobenzene phase) were evaluated. Furthermore, the stability constants of the ML+ complexes in nitrobenzene saturated with water were calculated; they were found to increase in the following cation order: NH+4 < K+ < Ag+ < Rb+ < Tl+.

  4. Silver-catalyzed arylation of (hetero)arenes by oxidative decarboxylation of aromatic carboxylic acids.

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    Kan, Jian; Huang, Shijun; Lin, Jin; Zhang, Min; Su, Weiping

    2015-02-09

    A long-standing challenge in Minisci reactions is achieving the arylation of heteroarenes by oxidative decarboxylation of aromatic carboxylic acids. To address this challenge, the silver-catalyzed intermolecular Minisci reaction of aromatic carboxylic acids was developed. With an inexpensive silver salt as a catalyst, this new reaction enables a variety of aromatic carboxylic acids to undergo decarboxylative coupling with electron-deficient arenes or heteroarenes regardless of the position of the substituents on the aromatic carboxylic acid, thus eliminating the need for ortho-substituted aromatic carboxylic acids, which were a limitation of previously reported methods.

  5. Praseodymium(III)-based bis-metallacalix[4]arene with host-guest behaviour.

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    Xu, Gong-Feng; Gamez, Patrick; Teat, Simon J; Tang, Jinkui

    2010-05-14

    The reaction of Pr(NO(3))(3).6H(2)O with the ligand 2-hydroxy-N-(2'-hydroxyethyl)-3-methoxybenzamide (H(3)L) in MeOH-MeCN generates the nonanuclear compound [Pr(9)(H(2)L)(8)(OH)(10)(NO(3))(8)](NO(3))(H(2)O)(2)(CH(3)CN) (), whose single-crystal X-ray structure reveals the presence of metallacalix[4]arene cavities that host guest molecules. The crystal packing of the antiferromagnetic Pr(9) cluster shows an intricate network of hydrogen bonds producing a one-dimensional supramolecular chain.

  6. Investigation of the acid-base properties of mononitro-calix[4]arene with chemometric methods.

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    Wang, Li; Shi, Xian-Fa; Zhu, Zhong-Liang

    2007-07-01

    The acid-base properties of mononitro-calix[4]arene was studied with chemometric methods by measurement of its UV absorbance under different pH. The chemometric method-iterative target transformation factor (ITTFA) was employed to resolve the acid-base fraction curves. Combining with other chemometric methods-principal component analysis (PCA) and evolving factor analysis (EFA), the proton dissociation behavior of the derivative was investigated in detail. The pK(a) values of the derivative were determined and the fraction curves and pure absorbing spectra of each absorbing component were obtained.

  7. α-Diazo-β-ketonitriles: uniquely reactive substrates for arene and alkene cyclopropanation.

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    Nani, Roger R; Reisman, Sarah E

    2013-05-15

    An investigation of the intramolecular cyclopropanation reactions of α-diazo-β-ketonitriles is reported. These studies reveal that α-diazo-β-ketonitriles exhibit unique reactivity in their ability to undergo arene cyclopropanation reactions; other similar acceptor-acceptor-substituted diazo substrates instead produce mixtures of C-H insertion and dimerization products. α-Diazo-β-ketonitriles also undergo highly efficient intramolecular cyclopropanation of tri- and tetrasubstituted alkenes. In addition, the α-cyano-α-ketocyclopropane products are demonstrated to serve as substrates for SN2, SN2', and aldehyde cycloaddition reactions.

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

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

    2016-02-18

    Structurally well-defined oligomers are fundamental for the functionality of natural molecular systems and key for the design of synthetic counterparts. Herein, we describe a strategy for the efficient synthesis of individual stereoisomers of 1,2-naphthylene oligomers by iterative building block additions and consecutive stereoselective arene-forming aldol condensation reactions. The catalyst-controlled atropoenantioselective and the substrate-controlled atropodiastereoselective aldol condensation reaction provide structurally distinct ter- and quaternaphthalene stereoisomers, which represent configurationally stable analogues of otherwise stereodynamic, helically shaped ortho-phenylenes. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

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

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    Fäseke, Vincent C; Sparr, Christof

    2016-06-13

    The increasing awareness of the importance of amide atropisomers prompts the development of novel strategies for their selective preparation. Described herein is a method for the enantioselective synthesis of atropisomeric aromatic amides by an amine-catalyzed arene-forming aldol condensation. The high reactivity of the glyoxylic amide substrates enables a remarkably efficient construction of a new aromatic ring, which proceeds within minutes at ambient temperature to afford products with excellent stereoselectivity. The high rotational barriers of the reduced products highlight the utility of this stable, spatially organized chiral scaffold. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

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

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

    2012-02-01

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

  11. Heterocycle synthesis by copper facilitated addition of heteroatoms to alkenes, alkynes and arenes.

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    Chemler, Sherry R; Fuller, Peter H

    2007-07-01

    The de novo synthesis of small organic heterocyclic molecules has benefited from recent protocols for copper-facilitated additions of heteroatoms to alkenes, alkynes and arenes. This tutorial review summarizes a number of these recent contributions. Copper salts can facilitate bond formations due to their ability to serve as Lewis acids, oxidizing agents and transition metal catalysts. The current understanding of the mechanisms of these reactions is presented. This review should be of interest to chemists involved in the synthesis of heterocycles and those investigating transition metal facilitated reactions.

  12. Engineering supramolecular organic frameworks (SOFs) of C-alkylpyrogallol[4]arene with bipyridine-based spacers.

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    Patil, Rahul S; Kumari, Harshita; Barnes, Charles L; Atwood, Jerry L

    2015-02-11

    Supramolecular organic frameworks (SOFs) based on pyrogallol[4]arene and 4,4'-bipyridine-type spacer molecules have been investigated. The hydrogen bonding pattern and molecular arrangement in the crystal structures are engineered through the cocrystallization approach. The length of the spacer molecules and the C-alkyl tail length of the PgC macrocycle are tuned to influence the hydrogen bonding pattern and thus the overall architecture of the resultant SOFs. Combined solid-state thermal analysis and solution-phase (1)H NMR results indicate the amount of solvent loss and the stability of the SOFs in solution.

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

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    Carter, R; Westhorpe, A; Romero, M J; Habtemariam, A; Gallevo, C R; Bark, Y; Menezes, N; Sadler, P J; Sharma, R A

    2016-02-12

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

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

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

    2016-07-01

    We report DNA cleavage by ruthenium(II) arene anticancer complex [(η(6)-p-terp)Ru(II)(en)Cl](+) (p-terp=para-terphenyl, en=1,2-diaminoethane, complex 1) after its photoactivation by UVA and visible light, and the toxic effects of photoactivated 1 in cancer cells. It was shown in our previous work (T. Bugarcic et al., J. Med. Chem. 51 (2008) 5310-5319) that this complex exhibits promising toxic effects in several human tumor cell lines and concomitantly its DNA binding mode involves combined intercalative and monofunctional (coordination) binding modes. We demonstrate in the present work that when photoactivated by UVA or visible light, 1 efficiently photocleaves DNA, also in hypoxic media. Studies of the mechanism underlying DNA cleavage by photoactivated 1 reveal that the photocleavage reaction does not involve generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), although contribution of singlet oxygen ((1)O2) to the DNA photocleavage process cannot be entirely excluded. Notably, the mechanism of DNA photocleavage by 1 appears to involve a direct modification of mainly those guanine residues to which 1 is coordinatively bound. As some tumors are oxygen-deficient and cytotoxic effects of photoactivated ruthenium compounds containing {Ru(η(6)-arene)}(2+) do not require the presence of oxygen, this class of ruthenium complexes may be considered potential candidate agents for improved photodynamic anticancer chemotherapy. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Size Switchable Supramolecular Nanoparticle Based on Azobenzene Derivative within Anionic Pillar[5]arene

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    Zhang, Cai-Cai; Li, Sheng-Hua; Zhang, Cui-Fang; Liu, Yu

    2016-01-01

    A photo/thermal-switchable supramolecular nanoparticles assembly has been constructed based on an inclusion complex between anionic pillar[5]arene 2C-WP5A and azobenzene derivative Azo-py-OMe (G). The novel anionic pillar[5]arene-based host-guest inclusion complexation was investigated by the 1H NMR titration, 2D ROESY and isothermal titration microcalorimetry (ITC) showing high association constant (Ka) of (2.60 ± 0.06) × 104 M−1 with 1:1 binding stoichiometry. Furthermore, the supramolecular nanoparticles assembly can be conveniently obtained from G and a small amount of 2C-WP5A in aqueous solution, which was so-called “host induced aggregating (HIA)”. The size and morphology of the supramolecular nanoparticles assembly were characterized by TEM and DLS. As a result of the photo/thermal-isomerization of G included in the cavity of 2C-WP5A, the size of these nanoparticles could reversibly change from ~800 nm to ~250 nm, which could switch the solution of this assembly from turbid to clear. PMID:27849055

  16. Size Switchable Supramolecular Nanoparticle Based on Azobenzene Derivative within Anionic Pillar[5]arene

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    Zhang, Cai-Cai; Li, Sheng-Hua; Zhang, Cui-Fang; Liu, Yu

    2016-11-01

    A photo/thermal-switchable supramolecular nanoparticles assembly has been constructed based on an inclusion complex between anionic pillar[5]arene 2C-WP5A and azobenzene derivative Azo-py-OMe (G). The novel anionic pillar[5]arene-based host-guest inclusion complexation was investigated by the 1H NMR titration, 2D ROESY and isothermal titration microcalorimetry (ITC) showing high association constant (Ka) of (2.60 ± 0.06) × 104 M‑1 with 1:1 binding stoichiometry. Furthermore, the supramolecular nanoparticles assembly can be conveniently obtained from G and a small amount of 2C-WP5A in aqueous solution, which was so-called “host induced aggregating (HIA)”. The size and morphology of the supramolecular nanoparticles assembly were characterized by TEM and DLS. As a result of the photo/thermal-isomerization of G included in the cavity of 2C-WP5A, the size of these nanoparticles could reversibly change from ~800 nm to ~250 nm, which could switch the solution of this assembly from turbid to clear.

  17. Performance of permethyl pillar[5]arene stationary phase for high-resolution gas chromatography.

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    Zhang, Yan; Lv, Qing; Qi, Meiling; Cai, Zhiqiang

    2017-05-05

    This work presents the investigation of permethyl pillar[5]arene (MP5) as stationary phase for capillary gas chromatographic (GC) separations. The MP5 capillary column fabricated by the sol-gel coating method exhibited weak polarity and high column efficiency over 4200 plates/m for n-dodecane, n-octanol and naphthalene. Particularly, the MP5 stationary phase displays unique retention for dibromoalkanes, which was found to be closely related with the linker length, and shows high resolving capability for a wide range of positional and structural isomers, including alkylbenzenes, chlorobenzenes and chloronitrobenzenes, naphthalene derivatives, phenols and anilines. Moreover, the MP5 column showed good thermal stability and repeatability and reproducibility with the relative standard deviation in the range of 0.02-0.04% for intra-day, 0.32-0.46% for inter-day and 1.5-3.4% for between-column, respectively. This work demonstrates an promising future of pillar[n]arenes as a new type of stationary phase in chromatographic separations. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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

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

    2014-12-01

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

  19. Identification of radiation-induced radical structure in azocalix[4]arene: an EPR study.

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    Usta, Keziban; Ozen Karakus, Ozlem; Usta, Ayhan; Deligoz, Hasalettin

    2013-10-01

    A macrocyclic azocalix[4]arene (1) based ester derivative was synthesized. The single crystals of azocalix[4]arene were produced by slow evaporation of concentrated ethyl acetate solutions. These single crystals were exposed to (60) Co gamma rays with a dose rate of 0.980 kGy h(-1) for 48 and 72 h to produce a stable free radical. Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) measurements were performed in three mutually perpendicular planes of the single crystal in the magnetic field, in addition, temperature dependence of the EPR signal was studied between 120 K and 450 K. The spectra were found to be temperature and angular dependent. Analysis based on the spectra recorded showed that a free radical was formed by fission of a C-H bond. This radical is described as (•) Ca HCb H3 The averages of the principal values of the hyperfine parameters and g-factor are: g = 2.0034, AHa  = 1.28 mT, AH1=H2  = 1.00 mT, and AH3  = 0.49 mT.

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

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

    2016-09-01

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

  1. Phosphoryl Transfer Processes Promoted by a Trifunctional Calix[4]arene Inspired by DNA Topoisomerase I.

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    Salvio, Riccardo; Volpi, Stefano; Cacciapaglia, Roberta; Sansone, Francesco; Mandolini, Luigi; Casnati, Alessandro

    2016-10-07

    The cone-calix[4]arene derivative (1H3)(2+), decorated at the upper rim with two guanidinium units and a phenolic hydroxyl in an ABAH functionalization pattern, effectively promotes the cleavage of the DNA model compound bis(p-nitrophenyl) phosphate (BNPP) in 80% DMSO solution at pH values in the range 8.5-12.0. The pH dependence of the kinetics was found to be fully consistent with the results of the potentiometric titration of the triprotic acid (1H3)(2+). At pH 9.5, the rate enhancement of p-nitrophenol liberation from BNPP relative to background hydrolysis is 6.5 × 10(4)-fold at 1 mM concentration of the calix[4]arene derivative. Experimental data clearly point to the effective cooperation of the three active units and to the involvement of the phenolate moiety as a nucleophile in the phosphoryl transfer step. Subsequent liberation of a second equivalent of p-nitrophenol from the phosphorylated calixarene intermediate is conceivably promoted by the "built-in" guanidine/guanidinium catalytic dyad.

  2. Osmium(II)--versus ruthenium(II)--arene carbohydrate-based anticancer compounds: similarities and differences.

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    Hanif, Muhammad; Nazarov, Alexey A; Hartinger, Christian G; Kandioller, Wolfgang; Jakupec, Michael A; Arion, Vladimir B; Dyson, Paul J; Keppler, Bernhard K

    2010-08-21

    The synthesis and in vitro anticancer activity of Os(II)-arene complexes with carbohydrate-derived phosphite co-ligands are reported. The compounds were characterized by standard methods and the molecular structure of dichlorido(eta(6)-p-cymene)(3,5,6-bicyclophosphite-1,2-O-isopropylidene-alpha-D-glucofuranoside)osmium(II) was determined by X-ray diffraction analysis. Complexes with chlorido leaving groups undergo hydrolysis by consecutive formation of aqua compounds, followed by cleavage of a P-O bond of sugar phosphite ligands, as demonstrated by NMR studies. These observations are similar to those of analogous Ru(II)-arene complexes; however the rate of hydrolysis is very slow for osmium compounds. The complexes with oxalato leaving groups resist hydrolysis; no hydrolytic species were detected by (31)P{(1)H} NMR spectroscopy over several days. Within this series of Os compounds, in vitro anticancer activity is highest for the most lipophilic chlorido complex dichlorido(eta(6)-p-cymene)(3,5,6-bicyclophosphite-1,2-O-cyclohexylidene-alpha-D-glucofuranoside)osmium(II).

  3. Stereochemical preference of 2'-deoxycytidine for chiral bis(diamido)-bridged basket resorcin[4]arenes.

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    D'Acquarica, Ilaria; Calcaterra, Andrea; Sacco, Fabiola; Balzano, Federica; Aiello, Federica; Tafi, Andrea; Pesci, Nicolò; Uccello-Barretta, Gloria; Botta, Bruno

    2013-12-01

    Bis(diamido)-bridged basket resorcin[4]arene (all-S)-1 and its (all-R)-1 enantiomer proved able to interact with 2'-deoxycytidine (2) and pyrimidine nucleoside analogs in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) solution. In such a solvent, the resorcinarene hosts adopt a preferential 1,3-alternate-like conformation, with a larger cavity delimited by two syn 3,5-dimethoxyphenyl moieties, and two external pockets, each delimited by the other 3,5-dimethoxyphenyl group and its diamido arm (the wing). Complexation phenomena were investigated by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) methods, including (1)H NMR DOSY and 1D ROESY experiments, and molecular modeling. Heteroassociation constants of [(all-S)-1·2] and [(all-R)-1·2] diastereoisomeric complexes were obtained from diffusion data by single point measurements, and from nonlinear fitting of 1H NMR chemical shifts. Selective proton relaxation rate measurements allowed us to significantly discriminate the two complexes by identifying two different interaction sites of the guest in the resorcin[4]arene host, depending on its configuration.

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

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

    2016-01-01

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

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

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

    2015-04-21

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

  6. Synthesis, Structure, and Anticancer Activity of Arene-Ruthenium(II) Complexes with Acylpyrazolones Bearing Aliphatic Groups in the Acyl Moiety.

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    Palmucci, Jessica; Marchetti, Fabio; Pettinari, Riccardo; Pettinari, Claudio; Scopelliti, Rosario; Riedel, Tina; Therrien, Bruno; Galindo, Agustin; Dyson, Paul J

    2016-11-21

    A series of neutral ruthenium(II) arene complexes [(arene)Ru(Q(R))Cl] (arene = p-cymene (cym) or hexamethylbenzene (hmb)) containing 4-acyl-5-pyrazolonate Q(R) ligands with different electronic and steric substituents (R = 4-cyclohexyl, 4-stearoyl, or 4-adamantyl) and related ionic complexes [(arene)Ru(Q(R))(PTA)][PF6] (PTA = 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane) were synthesized and characterized by spectroscopy (IR, UV-vis, ESI-MS, and (1)H and (13)C NMR), elemental analysis, X-ray crystallography, and density functional theory studies. The cytotoxicity of the proligands and metal complexes was evaluated in vitro against human ovarian carcinoma cells (A2780 and A2780cisR), as well as against nontumorous human embryonic kidney (HEK293) cells. In general the cationic PTA-containing complexes are more cytotoxic than their neutral precursors with a chloride ligand in place of the PTA. Moreover, the complexes do not show cross-resistance and are essentially equally cytotoxic to both the A2780 and A2780cisR cell lines, although they only show limited selectivity toward the cancer cell lines.

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

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

    2015-03-11

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

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  9. Why Aren’t Lightsabers Real Yet? Get the Lowdown from a Laser Physicist

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    Hunsberger, Maren; Liao, Zhi

    2016-07-12

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

  10. From an Easily Accessible Pentacarbonylcobalt(I) Salt to Piano Stool Cations [(arene)Co(CO)2 ]().

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    Meier, Stefan C; Holz, Albina; Schmidt, Alexei; Kratzert, Daniel; Himmel, Daniel; Krossing, Ingo

    2017-08-10

    The facile synthesis of a pentacarbonyl cobalt(I) salt without the need for a super acid as solvent is presented. This salt, [Co(CO)5 ](+) [Al(OR(F) )4 ](-) {R(F) =C(CF3 )3 }, readily accessible on a multigram scale, undergoes substitution reactions with arenes yielding the hitherto unknown class of two-legged cobalt piano stool complexes [(arene)Co(CO)2 ](+) with four different arene ligands. Such a substitution chemistry would have been impossible in superacid solution, as the arenes used would have been oxidized and/or protonated. Thus, the general approach described herein may have a wide synthetic use. Additionally, the thermochemistry of the piano-stool complexes is shown to be not easy to describe computationally and most of the established DFT methods overestimate the reaction energies. Only CCSD(T) calculations close to the basis set limit gave energies fully agreeing with the experiment. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

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

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

    2015-09-04

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

  12. Self-assembled arene-ruthenium-based rectangles for the selective sensing of multi-carboxylate anions.

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    Vajpayee, Vaishali; Song, Young Ho; Lee, Min Hyung; Kim, Hyunuk; Wang, Ming; Stang, Peter J; Chi, Ki-Whan

    2011-07-04

    Novel arene-ruthenium [2+2] metalla-rectangles 4 and 5 have been synthesized by self-assembly using dipyridyl amide ligand 3 and arene-ruthenium acceptors (arene: benzoquinone (1), naphthacenedione (2)) and characterized by NMR spectroscopy and ESI-MS. The solid-state structure of 5 was determined by X-ray diffraction and shows encapsulated diethyl ether molecule in the rectangular cavity of 5. The luminescent 5 was further used for anion sensing with the amidic linkage serving as a hydrogen-bond donor site for anions and the ruthenium moiety serving as a signaling unit. A UV/Vis titration study demonstrated that although 5 interacts very weakly with common monoanions as well as with flexible dicarboxylate anions such as malonate and succinate, it displays significant binding affinity (K>10(3) in MeOH) for rigid multi-carboxylate anions such as oxalate, citrate, and tartrate, exhibiting a 1:1 stoichiometry. It has been suggested that 1:1 bidentate hydrogen bonding assisted by appropriate geometrical complementarity is mainly responsible for the increased affinity of 5 towards such anions. A fluorescence titration study revealed a large fluorescence enhancement of 5 upon binding to multi-carboxylate anions, which can be attributed to the blocking of the photoinduced electron-transfer process from the arene-Ru moiety to the amidic donor in 5 as a result of hydrogen bonding between the donor and the anion.

  13. Ruthenium- and osmium-arene-based paullones bearing a TEMPO free-radical unit as potential anticancer drugs.

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    Arion, Vladimir B; Dobrov, Anatolie; Göschl, Simone; Jakupec, Michael A; Keppler, Bernhard K; Rapta, Peter

    2012-09-04

    A modified paullone ligand bearing a TEMPO free-radical unit (HL) and its ruthenium(II) and osmium(II)-arene complexes [M(p-cymene)(HL)Cl]Cl·nH(2)O (M = Ru, Os) exhibit high antiproliferative activity in human cancer cell lines.

  14. Self-assembled fractal hybrid dendrites from water-soluble anionic (thia)calix[4] arenes and Ag+

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    Yakimova, Luidmila S.; Gilmanova, Leysan H.; Evtugyn, Vladimir G.; Osin, Yuri N.; Stoikov, Ivan I.

    2017-05-01

    Novel water-soluble anionic p-tert-butylthiacalix[4]arene with propanesulfonate fragments has been synthesized. Alkylation of the lower rim of thiacalix[4]arene in the presence of NaH/THF led to cone conformation instead of the expected 1,3-alternate conformer due to metal template effect. The presence of supramolecular associates at the critical micelle concentration of 1.65 · 10-5 M were investigated in aqueous solutions by a combination of different techniques (DLS and conductivity). It was observed that the macrocyclic platform decreases the CMC by tenfold as compared with non-macrocycle analogs. A simple approach for the design of stable monodisperse Ag-based nanoaggregates (near 95 nm) containing ionic Ag and organic ligand-thiacalix[4]arene sulfo derivative in water has been developed. Self-assembled fractal hybrid nanodendrites consisting of water-soluble anionic (thia)calix[4]arenes and Ag+ have been obtained in a single step under mild conditions.

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

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

    2016-02-01

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

  16. Photophysical properties of Lanthanide Dinuclear complexes with p-tert-butylcalix[8]arene[sup 1,2

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    Buenzli, J.-C.G.; Froidevaux, P. ); Harrowfield, J.M. )

    1993-07-21

    The macrocyclic octaphenol p-tert-butylcalix[8]arene (LH[sub 8]) was reacted with lanthanide(III) ions in dimethylformamide (DMF) containing triethylamine to obtain both homo- and heterodinuclear neutral complexes of composition [(Ln1:Ln2)LH[sub 2](DMF)[sub 5

  17. Structural alteration of the metal-organic pyrogallol[4]arene nano-capsule motif by incorporation of large metal centres.

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    Jin, Ping; Kumari, Harshita; Kennedy, Stuart; Barnes, Charles L; Teat, Simon J; Dalgarno, Scott J; Atwood, Jerry L

    2014-05-04

    Addition of cadmium(II) nitrate to gallium-coordinated metal-organic C-alkylpyrogallol[4]arene nano-capsules affords a variation of the near spherical hexamer motif, structural changes in which are induced by the markedly different nature of the secondary incorporated metal.

  18. Fe(III)-Catalyzed Cross-Dehydrogenative Arylation (CDA) between Oxindoles and Arenes under an Air Atmosphere.

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    Wu, Hong-Ru; Huang, Hong-Yan; Ren, Chuan-Li; Liu, Li; Wang, Dong; Li, Chao-Jun

    2015-11-16

    An efficient Fe(III)-catalyzed cross-dehydrogenative arylation (CDA) of 3-substituted oxindoles with activated arenes under an air atmosphere was developed to provide 3,3'-disubstituted oxindoles in good yields. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  20. Computational and Experimental Studies of Phthaloyl Peroxide-Mediated Hydroxylation of Arenes Yield a More Reactive Derivative, 4,5-Dichlorophthaloyl Peroxide.

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    Camelio, Andrew M; Liang, Yong; Eliasen, Anders M; Johnson, Trevor C; Yuan, Changxia; Schuppe, Alex W; Houk, K N; Siegel, Dionicio

    2015-08-21

    The oxidation of arenes by the reagent phthaloyl peroxide provides a new method for the synthesis of phenols. A new, more reactive arene oxidizing reagent, 4,5-dichlorophthaloyl peroxide, computationally predicted and experimentally determined to possess enhanced reactivity, has expanded the scope of the reaction while maintaining a high level of tolerance for diverse functional groups. The reaction proceeds through a novel "reverse-rebound" mechanism with diradical intermediates. Mechanistic insight was achieved through isolation and characterization of minor byproducts, determination of linear free energy correlations, and computational analysis of substituent effects of arenes, each of which provided additional support for the reaction proceeding through the diradical pathway.

  1. Double-Fold C-H Oxygenation of Arenes Using PyrDipSi: a General and Efficient Traceless/Modifiable Silicon-Tethered Directing Group

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    Gulevich, Anton V.; Melkonyan, Ferdinand S.; Sarkar, Dhruba; Gevorgyan, Vladimir

    2012-01-01

    The efficient Pd-catalyzed double-fold C-H oxygenation of arenes into resorcinols using newly developed 2-pyrimidyldiisopropylsilyl (PyrDipSi) directing group is described. Its employment allows for a sequential introduction of OAc and OPiv groups in a one-pot manner to produce orthogonally protected resorcinol derivatives. PyrDipSi group is superior over the previously developed 2-pyridyldiisopropylsilyl (PyDipSi) group, as it is efficient for monooxygenation of ortho-substituted arenes. Notably, PyrDipSi group can be easily installed into arene molecule and can be easily removed or modified after the oxygenation reaction. PMID:22414133

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

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    2014-01-01

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

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

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    Plafker, George

    1973-01-01

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

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

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

    2006-09-01

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

  5. Discrimination of methylammonium from organic ammonium ions using ion-selective electrodes based on calix[4]arene-crown-6 conjugates.

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    Katsu, T; Matsumoto, M

    2001-06-01

    Calix[4]-bis-2,3-naphtho-crown-6 can be used to discriminate between methylammonium and other organic ammonium ions. An electrode based on this ionophore, potassium tetrakis(p-chlorophenyl)borate (20 mol% relative to the ionophore) as an ionic additive and bis(2-ethylhexyl) sebacate as a solvent mediator in a poly(vinyl chloride) membrane matrix, displayed higher selectivity for methylammonium than for various other organic ammonium ions. However, there was considerable interference by inorganic cations, especially Cs+. Similar calix[4]arene-crown-6 conjugates, such as calix[4]-bis-1,2-benzo-crown-6, calix[4]-bis-crown-6, 1,3-dioctyloxy-calix[4]arene-crown-6, 1,3-diisopropoxy-calix[4]arene-crown-6 and 1,3-dimethoxy-calix[4]arene-crown-6 were less effective in discriminating methylammonium.

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

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

    2016-07-05

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

  7. Distortion/Interaction analysis reveals the origins of selectivities in iridium-catalyzed C-H borylation of substituted arenes and 5-membered heterocycles.

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    Green, Aaron G; Liu, Peng; Merlic, Craig A; Houk, K N

    2014-03-26

    The iridium-catalyzed borylation of mono- and disubstituted arenes and heteroarenes has been studied with density functional theory. The distortion/interaction model was employed to understand the origins of selectivities in these reactions. Computations revealed that the transition states for C-H oxidative addition are very late, resembling the aryl iridium hydride intermediate with a fully formed Ir-C bond. Consequently, the regioselectivity is mainly controlled by differences in the interaction energies between the iridium catalyst and arene carbon.

  8. Study on the inclusion behavior of p-sulfonatocalix[6]arene with propranolol by spectrofluorometry

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    Li, Hui; Song, Jin-Ping; Chao, Jian-Bin; Shuang, Shao-Min; Dong, Chuan

    2012-11-01

    The inclusion interaction between propranolol (PPL) and p-sulfonatocalix[6]arene (SCX6) was investigated by fluorescence and 1H NMR spectroscopy. Influences of pH, temperature, ionic strength and the concentration of SCX6 were examined in detail. In phosphate buffer solution with pH 7.5, the fluorescence of PPL dramatically quenched upon addition of SCX6 revealing the formation of inclusion complexes between PPL and SCX6. The stoichiometric ratio was verified to be 1:1 by the continuous variation method. The inclusion constant of PPL-SCX6 complexes was calculated as 2.2 × 104 L/mol by the nonlinear curve fitting method. 1H NMR titration spectra testified that the aliphatic chain of PPL may be partially penetrated into the hydrophobic cavity of SCX6. This was confirmed by molecular dynamics calculations.

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

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    Astruc, Didier; Martinez, Victor

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

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

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

    2005-03-10

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

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

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

    2016-02-24

    The synthesis of pillar[5]arene-based glycoclusters has been readily achieved by CuAAC conjugations of azido- and alkyne-functionalized precursors. The lectin binding properties of the resulting glycosylated multivalent ligands have been studied by at least two complementary techniques to provide a good understanding. Three lectins were selected from bacterial pathogens based on their potential therapeutic applications as anti-adhesives, namely LecA and LecB from Pseudomonas aeruginosa and BambL from Burkholderia ambifaria. As a general trend, multivalency improved the binding to lectins and a higher affinity can be obtained by increasing to a certain limit the length of the spacer arm between the carbohydrate subunits and the central macrocyclic core. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  12. Organolithium compounds in the nucleophilic substitution of hydrogen in arenes and hetarenes

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    Kovalev, I. S.; Kopchuk, D. S.; Zyryanov, G. V.; Rusinov, V. L.; Chupakhin, O. N.; Charushin, V. N.

    2015-12-01

    The review considers the most typical examples of the direct non-activated non-catalytic C-C bond formation in arenes and their metal complexes activated by electron-withdrawing substituents in the aromatic nucleus and in hetarenes (azines and their N-oxides, porphyrins, etc.) upon the reactions with aliphatic and (hetero)aromatic (hetero)organolithium nucleophiles. Particular attention is given to the direct introduction of nitroxide radicals and (hetero)organic moieties into mono-, di- and triazines and their N-oxides. The influence of the structures of the (hetero)aromatic substrate and the (hetero)organolithium nucleophile on the reaction pathway and rate and on the structure of the reaction product is analyzed. The bibliography includes 237 references. Dedicated to Academician N S Zefirov on the occasion of 80th birthday.

  13. Monitoring change in volcanic interiors using coda wave interferometry: Application to Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

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    Snieder, Roel; Hagerty, Mike

    2004-05-01

    Multiply scattered waves are a new tool for monitoring changes in the earth's subsurface. In this study we use the air pressure and displacement recorded at the Arenal Volcano to detect temporal changes. The pressure pulses emitted by the volcano are associated with a complex displacement signal of overlapping coda waves. By deconvolving the ground motion with the air pressure for different time intervals we obtain a highly repeatable displacement signal that has the character of diffusive wave propagation. This deconvolved displacement signal changes with the time interval analyzed in the employed data. This change can be explained by a shift in the point of excitation of the elastic waves over a distance of about 15 meters.

  14. Soluble Two-Dimensional Covalent Organometallic Polymers by (Arene)Ruthenium-Sulfur Chemistry.

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    Coraux, Johann; Hourani, Wael; Müller, Valentin L; Lamare, Simon; Kamaruddin, Danial Aiman; Magaud, Laurence; Bendiab, Nedjma; Den Hertog, Martien; Leynaud, Olivier; Palmino, Frank; Salut, Roland; Chérioux, Frédéric

    2017-08-16

    A class of two-dimensional (2D) covalent organometallic polymers, with nanometer-scale crosslinking, was obtained by arene(ruthenium) sulfur chemistry. Their ambivalent nature, with positively charged crosslinks and lypophylic branches is the key to the often sought-for and usually hard-to-achieve solubility of 2D polymers in various kinds of solvents. Solubility is here controlled by the planarity of the polymer, which in turn controls Coulomb interactions between the polymer layers. High planarity is achieved for high symmetry crosslinks and short, rigid branches. Owing to their solubility, the polymers are easily processable, and can be handled as powder, deposited on surfaces by mere spin-coating, or suspended across membranes by drop-casting. The novel 2D materials are potential candidates as flexible membranes for catalysis, cancer therapy, and electronics. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  15. Synthesis of bifunctional receptor for fluoride and cadmium based on calix[4]arene with thiourea moieties

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    Quiroga-Campano, C.; Gómez-Machuca, H.; Moris, S.; Jara, P.; De la Fuente, J. R.; Pessoa-Mahana, H.; Jullian, C.; Saitz, C.

    2017-08-01

    A new calix[4]arene thiourea derivative bearing a benzothiazolyl moiety (L) was synthetized and characterized by single crystal X-ray, NMR and ESI-TOF. The binding ability of the bifunctional receptor towards several ions was investigated in acetonitrile by means of UV-Visible and NMR spectroscopy. The UV-Vis studies of receptor L demonstrated a stoichiometry of 1:1 for all ions studied. Also, recognize selectively F- and Cd2+ with a detection limit of 97 and 37 μM, respectively. Also, 1H NMR titration of receptor L indicated that both thiourea bridge and phenolic hydroxyl functional groups played a critical role in the binding of F- and Cd2+ ions. 1H NMR spectrum showed that receptor L has a flattened-cone conformation in solution that changes to a cone conformation in the presence of fluoride while cadmium maintained the initial conformation.

  16. Twice as smart behavior of tert-butylthiacalix[4]arene derivative in glassy and crystalline form.

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    Gataullina, K V; Ziganshin, M A; Stoikov, I I; Gubaidullin, A T; Gorbatchuk, V V

    2015-06-28

    A studied tert-butylthiacalix[4]arene derivative with four N-(2-acetoxyethyl)carbamoylmethoxy substituents on its lower rim in partial-cone configuration (calixarene 1) can remember its previous treatment in three essentially different ways by the formation either of a molecular glass or two metastable polymorphs after heating or the removal of an included guest molecule. Guest-induced memory is very selective with a polymorph created only after the release of a few included guests among a large series of those studied and is detected via an exothermic transition. Along with ordinary properties, like glass transition, curing and cold crystallization, the molecular glass from 1 is selective due to its ability to crystallize in solvent vapors and vapor mixtures over a well-defined concentration range. Being cooperative, this property may be used for the visual detection of ethanol content in water solution when it reaches a threshold value.

  17. Stereoselective Arene-Forming Aldol Condensation: Catalyst-Controlled Synthesis of Axially Chiral Compounds.

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    Witzig, Reto M; Lotter, Dominik; Fäseke, Vincent C; Sparr, Christof

    2017-09-21

    The fundamental role that aldol chemistry adopts in various disciplines, such as stereoselective catalysis or the biosynthesis of aromatic polyketides, illustrates its exceptional versatility. On the one hand, numerous aldol addition reactions reliably transfer the stereochemical information from catalysts into various valuable products. On the other hand, countless aromatic polyketide natural products are produced by an ingenious biosynthetic machinery based on arene-forming aldol condensations. With the aim of complementing aldol methodology that controls stereocenter configuration, we recently combined these two tenets by investigating small-molecule-catalyzed aldol condensation reactions that stereoselectively form diverse axially chiral compounds through the construction of a new aromatic ring. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

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

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    Temel, Farabi; Tabakci, Mustafa

    2016-06-01

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

  19. Discovery of a highly tumor-selective organometallic ruthenium(II)-arene complex.

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    Clavel, Catherine M; Păunescu, Emilia; Nowak-Sliwinska, Patrycja; Griffioen, Arjan W; Scopelliti, Rosario; Dyson, Paul J

    2014-04-24

    A ruthenium(II)-arene complex with a perfluoroalkyl-ligand was found to display remarkable selectivity toward cancer cells. IC50 values on several cancer cell lines are in the range of 25-45 μM, and no cytotoxic effect was observed on nontumorigenic (HEK-293) cells at concentrations up to 500 μM (the maximum concentration tested). Consequently, this complex was used as the basis for the development of a number of related derivatives, which were screened in cancerous and noncancerous cell lines. The lead compound was then evaluated in vivo for antiangiogenic activity in the CAM model and in a xenografted ovarian carcinoma tumor (A2780) grown on the CAM. A 90% reduction in the tumor growth was observed.

  20. Hydrogen ion-selective poly(vinyl chloride) membrane electrode based on a calix[4]arene.

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    Kuruoğlu, Demet; Canel, Esin; Memon, Shahabuddin; Yilmaz, Mustafa; Kiliç, Esma

    2003-02-01

    A hydrogen ion-selective poly(vinyl chloride) membrane electrode was constructed using 5,11,17,23-tetra-tert-butyl-25,26,27,28-tetracyanomethoxycalix[4]arene as a neutral carrier. The electrode showed an apparent Nernstian response in the 2-11.5 pH range with a slope of 54.0 +/- 0.2 mV/pH at 20 +/- degrees C. This electrode showed a rapid response of the emf to changes in the pH, high ion selectivity with respect to lithium, sodium and potassium, and characteristics similar to those reported for the conventional pH glass membrane electrode. It can be used as a potentiometric indicator electrode in hydrofluoric acid solutions. The effects of iodide, thiocyanate, perchlorate and bromide on the characteristics of the electrode were also considered.

  1. Rationally designed calix[4]arene-pyrrolotetrathiafulvalene receptors for electron-deficient neutral guests.

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    Düker, Matthias H; Schäfer, Hannes; Zeller, Matthias; Azov, Vladimir A

    2013-05-17

    Four upper rim bis-monopyrrolotetrathiafulvalene-calix[4]arene conjugates 2a,b and 3a,b have been efficiently synthesized using a modular construction approach. The new compounds feature a molecular tweezer architecture with a quasi-parallel arrangement of redox-active tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) arms, which serve as the guest binding centers. Complexation studies using UV/vis binding titrations revealed a high affinity of the calixarene-TTF receptors for planar electron-deficient guests, leading to formation of deeply colored charge-transfer complexes in solution. The binding efficiency of the receptors depends on the flexibility of the calixarene scaffolds and the electronic nature of the TTF arms: the highest binding efficiency is shown by receptor 2b, featuring a highly preorganized molecular structure and an electron-rich TTF moiety.

  2. Layered Calcium Structures of p-Phosphonic Acid O-Methyl-Calix[6]arene

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    Clark, Thomas E.; Martin, Adam; Makha, Mohamed; Sobolev, Alexandre N.; Su, Dian; Rohrs, Henry W.; Gross, Michael L.; Raston, Colin L.

    2010-01-01

    Hexamethoxy-calix[6]arene has been fully functionalized with p-phosphonic acid groups on the upper rim in 57% yield over three steps, and has been authenticated in the solid state by X-ray diffraction as either a nitrate salt or one of two calcium complexes. The latter differ by the ratio of calcium ions per calixarene, either 3:1 or 4:1. In both structures the coordination sphere of the calcium ions is made up of oxygen atoms from the phosphonic acid groups and from water of crystallization, as part of extended polymeric layers in the extended 3D packing. Hirshfeld surface analysis shows extensive O…H and O…Ca interactions for the phosphonic acid moieties in both calcium structures. MALDI-TOF MS of the hexaphosphonic acid shows nano-arrays consisting of up to a maximum of 28 calixarene units. PMID:20657793

  3. Preparation and Antibacterial Activity of Inclusion Complex Sulfonatocalix[4]arene-Xanthone against Escherichia Coli

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    Kusumaningsih, T.; Firdaus, M.; Suparjo, H. F.

    2017-02-01

    The preparation of inclusion complex sulfonatocalix[4]arene (SC[4]A) with xanthone and measurement of antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli have been performed. Analysis of the structure of inclusion complex between SC[4]A and xanthone was investigated by using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR) and H Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (H-NMR). The solubility of the product in water was examined. Surface area and porous determination were analyzed by Surface Area Analyzer (SAA). Antibacterial activity test was performed for 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, and 24 hours. The results showed that antibacterial activity of the complex of xanthone SC[4]An against Escherichia coli was higher than that of xanthone it self.

  4. Energy and geometry of cooperative hydrogen bonds in p-substituted calix[n]- and thiacalix[n]arenes: a quantum-chemical approach.

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    Novikov, Andrej N; Shapiro, Yury E

    2012-01-12

    (Thia)calix[n]arenes have been widely applied as molecular platforms and host molecules in supramolecular chemistry due to their high level of preorganization and well-detectable conformational preferences. Here we report on quantum-chemical calculations allowing the conformational analysis of p-substituted calix[4]-, calix[6]-, thiacalix[4]-, and thiacalix[6]arenes. To this effect, ab initio and density functional theory (DFT) calculations with the aid of RHF/3-21G, B3LYP/6-31G, B3LYP/6-31G(d,p), and B3LYP/6-311G(d,p) have been applied. The obtained structural data and the estimated energies of the intramolecular hydrogen bonds give clear evidence of the presence of cooperative effects of the hydrogen bonding. Multiple correlations between the pairs of Hammett constants of substituents and the calculated values of hydrogen bond energies in the corresponding p-substituted (thia)calix[n]arenes have been found. These energies can be considered as descriptors of a chemical reactivity of the p-substituted derivatives of (thia)calix[n]arenes. For example, the reaction of nucleophilic substitution, involving p-substituted calix[6]arenes in the presence of weak bases and in aprotic solvents or in the gas phase, under orbital control conditions should proceed through the diastereomeric transition states. Here, the achiral p-substituted calix[6]arene derivative mainly forms as an intermediate product of the reaction with a substrate without asymmetric centers.

  5. Closed- to open-system differentiation at Arenal volcano (1968 2003)

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    Ryder, C. H.; Gill, J. B.; Tepley, F.; Ramos, F.; Reagan, M.

    2006-09-01

    Arenal volcano, located in northern Costa Rica, has been continuously erupting since 1968. Magmas during the first half of the eruption by volume (Stage 1: 1968-1971) were related by largely closed-system crystal fractionation that had produced a compositionally zoned magma chamber prior to 1968. It erupted downward from the most differentiated magma in 1968 to the most mafic by early 1971. In contrast, the second half of the eruption has been dominated by recharge and compositions have become more evolved with time (Stage 2: 1971-current). We base these conclusions on new major and trace element plus Sr-Nd-Hf-Pb isotope analyses of 56 whole rocks from throughout the eruption. Differentiates are enriched in incompatible elements in both stages, but compatible element concentrations drop much more during Stage 1 than 2. Changes during Stage 1 were successfully modeled using least squares and MELTS models despite the mineral complexity of the rocks. About 19% fractional crystallization of phenocryst phases (plagioclase > orthopyroxene > clinopyroxene > magnetite) is required, consistent with crystallization at 4 kb and from 1145 to 1088 °C of a melt initially containing 2.5 wt.% H 2O at quite oxidizing conditions (QFM + 2). An implication is that most phenocrysts formed during decompression and degassing. Changes during the second stage were successfully modeled using EC-E'RAχFC with the ratio of recharge to crystallization decreasing from 17 to 5 over ˜ 30 years. Crystallization rates (d FS / d t) increase from 0.05 to 0.4%/a from closed- to open-system behavior and are even faster than inferred from U-series disequilibria. The recharging magma results from a smaller degree of flux melting of a mostly similar source than for the resident magma prior to the eruption, with the two events separated by ˜ 450 years. The most recent compositions have no precedent at Arenal.

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

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

    2015-03-20

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

  7. The (Calix[4]arene)chloromolybdate(IV) anion [MoCl(Calix)](-): a convenient entry into molybdenum Calix[4]arene chemistry.

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    Radius, Udo; Attner, J

    2004-12-27

    The complex (HNEt(3))[MoCl(NCMe)(Calix)] (1), prepared from the reaction of [MoCl(4)(NCMe)(2)] with p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene, H(4)Calix, in the presence of triethylamine, has been used as a source of the d(2)-[Mo(NCMe)(Calix)] fragment. Complex 1 is readily oxidized with PhICl(2) to afford the molybdenum(VI) dichloro complex [MoCl(2)(Calix)] (2). Both complexes are a convenient entry point into molybdenum(VI) and molybdenum(IV) calixarene chemistry. The reaction of 1 with trimethylphosphine and pyridine in the presence of catalytic amounts [Ag(OTf)] led to the formation of neutral d(2) complexes [Mo(PMe(3))(NCMe)(Calix)] (3) and [Mo(NC(5)H(5))(NCMe)(Calix)] (4). The role of the silver salt in the reaction mixture is presumably the oxidation of the chloromolybdate anion of 1 to give a reactive molybdenum(V) species. The same reactions can also be initiated with ferrocenium cations such as [Cp(2)Fe](BF(4)). Without the presence of coordinating ligands, the dimeric complex [[Mo(NCMe)(Calix)](2)] (5) was isolated. The reaction of 1 with Ph(2)CN(2) led to the formation of a metallahydrazone complex [Mo(N(2)CPh(2))(NCMe)(Calix)] (6), in which the diphenyldiazomethane has been formally reduced by two electrons. Molybdenum(VI) complexes were also obtained from reaction of 1 with azobenzene and sodium azide in the presence of catalytic amounts of silver salt. The reaction with azobenzene led under cleavage of the nitrogen nitrogen bond to an imido complex [Mo(NPh)(NCMe)(Calix)] (7), whereas the reaction with sodium azide afforded the mononuclear molybdenum(VI) nitrido complex (HNEt(3))[MoN(Calix)] (8).

  8. Phase-transfer-catalyzed asymmetric S(N)Ar reaction of α-amino acid derivatives with arene chromium complexes.

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    Shirakawa, Seiji; Yamamoto, Kenichiro; Maruoka, Keiji

    2015-01-12

    Although phase-transfer-catalyzed asymmetric S(N)Ar reactions provide unique contribution to the catalytic asymmetric α-arylations of carbonyl compounds to produce biologically active α-aryl carbonyl compounds, the electrophiles were limited to arenes bearing strong electron-withdrawing groups, such as a nitro group. To overcome this limitation, we examined the asymmetric S(N)Ar reactions of α-amino acid derivatives with arene chromium complexes derived from fluoroarenes, including those containing electron-donating substituents. The arylation was efficiently promoted by binaphthyl-modified chiral phase-transfer catalysts to give the corresponding α,α-disubstituted α-amino acids containing various aromatic substituents with high enantioselectivities. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  9. Immobilization of Chlorosulfonyl-Calix[4]arene onto the surface of silica gel through the directly estrification

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    Taghvaei-Ganjali, Saeed; Zadmard, Reza; Saber-Tehrani, Mandana

    2012-06-01

    For the first time Chlorosulfonyl-Calix[4]arene has been chemically bonded to silica gel through the directly estrification without silane coupling agent to prepare Chlorosulfonyl-Calix[4]arene-bonded silica gel. Sample characterization was performed by various techniques such as elemental analysis, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDAX), powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), N2 adsorption-desorption, thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), 29Si CP/MAS spectroscopy and acid-base titration. All data approve the successful incorporation of organic group via covalent bond. From the comparison between sulfur content determined by elemental analysis and the number of H+ determined by acid-base titration, it was shown that two ester units took place onto the new synthesized sample and two acidic sites exist on the surface.

  10. Potentiometric Responses of Ion-Selective Electrodes Doped with Diureidocalix[4]arene towards Un-dissociated Benzoic Acid

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    Krajewska, Agnieszka; Lhotak, Pavel; Radecka, Hanna

    2007-01-01

    Diureidocalix[4]arene have been applied as new ionophore in liquid membrane electrode (ISE) sensitive towards un-dissociated benzoic acid. The electrode demonstrated response towards benzoic acid with the detection limit 2.0 × 10-4 M which is sufficient for the determination of benzoic acid added to beverages as preservative in milimolar concentration. The selectivity coefficients measured by the matched potential method (MPM) showed its good selectivity against common anions present in drink samples. All measurements were made in presence of 1.0 × 10-2 M NaHSO4 pH 3.0 in order to reduce the influence of OH-. The applicability of diureidocalix[4]arene incorporated ISE has been checked by recovery test of benzoic acid in the presence of artificial drink matrix and by standard addition method.

  11. Molecular construction, characterization, and photophysical properties of supramolecular lanthanide-calix[4]arene covalently bonded hybrid systems.

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    Yan, Bing; Wang, Qian-Ming; Ma, Dong-Jie

    2009-01-05

    Hydroxyl groups of the macrocyclic compound p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene have been converted into urethanesil (-NH(C=O)O-)-grafted bridges through a hydrogen transfer nucleophilic addition reaction. Subsequently, the modified macrocyclic derivative can coordinate to lanthanide ions (Tb, Eu) effectively and form a hybrid framework after the cohydrolysis and copolycondensation process through the triethoxysilane components. The above sol-gel-derived inorganic-organic supramolecular hybrids are analyzed under infrared spectroscopy, ultraviolet absorption, and luminescence spectroscopy for interpretation of their photophysical properties. Spectroscopic data point out that the modified calix[4]arene could sensitize diverse lanthanide ions to exhibit attractive green and red luminescence. It is noted that the triplet energy level of this particular macrocyclic bridged ligand is more suitable for the emissive energy level of Tb(3+) ions than the Eu(3+) ions. The luminescent lifetimes and quantum yields of europium hybrids are discussed, and the number of water molecules coordinated to Eu(3+) is estimated.

  12. Sensing abilities of functionalized calix[4]arene coated QCM sensors towards volatile organic compounds in aqueous media

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    Temel, Farabi; Ozcelik, Egemen; Ture, Ayse Gul; Tabakci, Mustafa

    2017-08-01

    This study presents the sensing studies of QCM sensors which coated with calix[4]arene derivatives bearing different functional groups towards some selected Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Initial experiments revealed that QCM sensor coated with calix-3 bearing bromopropyl functionalities was relatively more effective sensor for methylene chloride (MC) emissions than the other calix[4]arene coated QCM sensors, in aqueous media. In further experiments, this effective calix-3 coated QCM sensor were used in detailed sensing studies of selected VOCs. However, the results demonstrated that calix-3 coated QCM sensor was most useful sensor for toluene (TOL) emissions among all. Moreover, the sensing of TOLs with calix-3 coated QCM sensor was also evaluated in terms of sorption phenomena. Consequently, calix-3 coated QCM sensor was good sensor for TOL emissions, and thus it demonstrated that the coating of QCM sensor surface with calixarenes was good approach for sensing of the VOCs.

  13. Complexation of ibuprofen with water soluble p-sulfonatocalix [4]arene: A potential candidate for drug delivery applicatio.

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    Khokhar, Tahira S; Memon, Shahabuddin; Panhwar, Qadeer K; Memon, Fakhar N; Memon, Ayaz A; Samejo, Muhammad Qasim; Muneer, Saba; Tulu, Metin

    2017-05-01

    Complexation of ibuprofen with water soluble p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene (3) was evaluated. Both molecules exhibit a host and guest type complexation. pH, complex stoichiometry and binding constant were determined by UV-Vis and FT-IR spectroscopy. The maximum complexation of 3 with ibuprofen occurs at pH 2. Stability constant values (9.897) show that there is favorable complex formed due to vital role of p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene, while the thermodynamic parameters, i.e. δG, ΔH and δS have been found as -24.09 KJ/mol, 0.012 KJ/mol and 0.12 KJ/mol. K, respectively. The results show that 3 has efficiency to carry the drug at particular conditions and can be used for drug delivery as a carrier.

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

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

    2003-02-05

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

  15. Cyclic cooperative intramolecular hydrogen bond in p-tert-butylcalix[6]arene according to FTIR spectroscopy and DFT studies

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    Furer, V. L.; Potapova, L. I.; Kovalenko, V. I.

    2017-06-01

    This article describes a comparative research of IR spectra and H-bonds in the p-tert-butylcalix[6]arene (TB6) and calix[6]arene (C6). IR spectra were computed for compressed cone conformation by DFT method. The assignment of the bands in the IR spectra of the TB6 and C6 was made. The effect of the bulky tert-butyl substituents on the structure and H-bonding in TB6 was established. Our research has shown that in TB6 and C6 the cyclic H-bond is realized, which ensures the existence of a compressed cone conformation. Introduction of tert-butyl substituents in TB6 leads to hardening of H-bonds. Examination of IR spectra showed that when heated TB6 remains in a compressed cone conformation. In a molecule of TB6 and C6 oxygen atoms are in a ;boat; conformation.

  16. Thiacalix[4]arene functionalized gold nano-assembly for recognition of isoleucine in aqueous solution and its antioxidant study

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    Darjee, Savan M.; Bhatt, Keyur; Kongor, Anita; Panchal, Manthan K.; Jain, Vinod K.

    2017-01-01

    Thiacalix[4]arenes comes under heteracalixarene class which has notable utility in the area of nanoscience. This stimulation has led to the synthesis of water-dispersible gold nanoparticles (AuNps) using thiacalix[4]arene tetrahydrazide (TCTH) as both reducing as well as stabilizing agent. The synthesized nanoparticles (TCTH-AuNps) were characterized by SPR, TEM and EDX. TCTH-AuNps were found to be selective and sensitive for isoleucine. The concentration of isoleucine was detected in the limit of 1 nM to 1.2 μM based on fluorescence enhancement. TCTH-AuNps were also used to measure antioxidant capacity against the standard ascorbic acid.

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

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

    2013-07-25

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

  18. Sulfinylcalix[4]arene-impregnated amberlite XAD-7 resin for the separation of niobium(V) from tantalum(V).

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    Matsumiya, Hiroaki; Yasuno, Shizu; Iki, Nobuhiko; Miyano, Sotaro

    2005-10-07

    Amberlite XAD-7 resin was impregnated with p-tert-butylsulfinylcalix[4]arene. Niobium(V) was collected on the impregnated resin in yields of more than 90% around pH 5.4, whereas tantalum(V) was negligibly collected. The collected niobium(V) was desorbed with 9 M sulfuric acid nearly quantitatively, hence the separation of niobium(V) from tantalum(V) was successfully achieved.

  19. Calix[4]arene-Functionalised Silver Nanoparticles as Hosts for Pyridinium-Loaded Gold Nanoparticles as Guests.

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    Vita, Francesco; Boccia, Alice; Marrani, Andrea G; Zanoni, Robertino; Rossi, Francesca; Arduini, Arturo; Secchi, Andrea

    2015-10-19

    A series of lipophilic gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) circa 5 nm in diameter and having a mixed organic layer consisting of 1-dodecanethiol and 1-(11-mercaptoundecyl) pyridinium bromide was synthesised by reacting tetraoctylammonium bromide stabilised AuNPs in toluene with different mixtures of the two thiolate ligands. A bidentate ω-alkylthiolate calix[4]arene derivative was instead used as a functional protecting layer on AgNPs of approximately 3 nm. The functionalised nanoparticles were characterised by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and by UV/Vis and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Recognition of the pyridinium moieties loaded on the AuNPs by the calix[4]arene units immobilised on the AgNPs was demonstrated in solution of weakly polar solvents by UV/Vis titrations and DLS measurements. The extent of Au-AgNPs aggregation, shown through the low-energy shift of their surface plasmon bands (SPB), was strongly dependent on the loading of the pyridinium moieties present in the organic layer of the AuNPs. Extensive aggregation between dodecanethiol-capped AuNPs and the Ag calix[4]arene-functionalised NPs was also promoted by the action of a simple N-octyl pyridinium difunctional supramolecular linker. This linker can interdigitate through its long fatty tail in the organic layer of the dodecanethiol-capped AuNPs, and simultaneously interact through its pyridinium moiety with the calix[4]arene units at the surface of the modified AgNPs. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  20. Pseudo-polymorphism in the toluene solvate of p-tert-butylcalix[5]arene: Structural and gas sorption investigations

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    Dalgarno, Scott; Thallapally, Praveen K.; Tian, Jian; Atwood, Jerry L.

    2008-12-16

    Crystallisation of the host molecule p-tert-butylcalix[5]arene from toluene affords three pseudo-polymorphs, two of which can be isolated on a large scale and used to form ‘frustrated’ organic solids that are capable of gas sorption. The structures of these three polymorphs are compared, as are the gas sorption capabilities of the two phases that can be isolated in bulk form

  1. Photo-induced oxidant-free oxidative C-H/N-H cross-coupling between arenes and azoles

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    Niu, Linbin; Yi, Hong; Wang, Shengchun; Liu, Tianyi; Liu, Jiamei; Lei, Aiwen

    2017-02-01

    Direct cross-coupling between simple arenes and heterocyclic amines under mild conditions is undoubtedly important for C-N bonds construction. Selective C(sp2)-H amination is more valuable. Herein we show a selective C(sp2)-H amination of arenes (alkyl-substituted benzenes, biphenyl and anisole derivatives) accompanied by hydrogen evolution by using heterocyclic azoles as nitrogen sources. The reaction is selective for C(sp2)-H bonds, providing a mild route to N-arylazoles. The KIE (kinetic isotope effect) experiment reveals the cleavage of C-H bond is not involved in the rate-determining step. Kinetic studies indicate the first-order behaviour with respect to the arene component. It is interesting that this system works without the need for any sacrificial oxidant and is highly selective for C(sp2)-H activation, whereas C(sp3)-H bonds are unaffected. This study may have significant implications for the functionalization of methylarenes which are sensitive to oxidative conditions.

  2. Photo-induced oxidant-free oxidative C–H/N–H cross-coupling between arenes and azoles

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    Niu, Linbin; Yi, Hong; Wang, Shengchun; Liu, Tianyi; Liu, Jiamei; Lei, Aiwen

    2017-01-01

    Direct cross-coupling between simple arenes and heterocyclic amines under mild conditions is undoubtedly important for C–N bonds construction. Selective C(sp2)-H amination is more valuable. Herein we show a selective C(sp2)-H amination of arenes (alkyl-substituted benzenes, biphenyl and anisole derivatives) accompanied by hydrogen evolution by using heterocyclic azoles as nitrogen sources. The reaction is selective for C(sp2)-H bonds, providing a mild route to N-arylazoles. The KIE (kinetic isotope effect) experiment reveals the cleavage of C–H bond is not involved in the rate-determining step. Kinetic studies indicate the first-order behaviour with respect to the arene component. It is interesting that this system works without the need for any sacrificial oxidant and is highly selective for C(sp2)-H activation, whereas C(sp3)-H bonds are unaffected. This study may have significant implications for the functionalization of methylarenes which are sensitive to oxidative conditions. PMID:28145410

  3. Electropolymerization of a calix[4]arene modified by N-substituted pyrrole moieties. New sensitive layer for ionic electrochemical detection

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    Buffenoir, A.; Bidan, G.

    1998-06-01

    A calix[4]arene modified by grafting N-substituted pyrrole moieties at the upper rim was synthetised. Electropolymerisation of this new calix[4]arene in a Bu4NClO4 (10-1 M) - CH3CN solution is described. The obtained film presents a rather stable electroactivity to electrochemical cycling but its growing is limited to a few monolayers. It's the first example of homopolymerisation of a calix[4]arene modified by electropolymerisable monomers. Un calix[4]arène modifié sur sa couronne supérieure par des pyrroles N-substitués a été synthétisé. Son électropolymérisation en milieu Bu4NClO4 (10-1 M) - CH3CN par balayage de potentiels est décrite. Le film obtenu présente une électroactivité assez stable au cyclage électrochimique mais sa croissance est limitée à quelques monocouches. C'est le premier exemple d'homopolymérisation d'un calix[4]arène modifié par des monomères électropolymérisables.

  4. Synthesis, characterization and intermolecular interactions in crystals of two p-tert-butylthiacalix[4]arene diisocyanide and diamine derivatives

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    Shi, Sheng-Jie; Lv, Xue-Xin; Zhao, Mei; Ma, Jian-Ping; Guo, Dian-Shun

    2017-01-01

    The synthesis, the spectral characterization and the crystal structure of 25,27-bis(2-isocyanoethoxy)-5,11,17,23-tetra-tert-butyl-26,28-dihydroxythiacalix[4]arene and of the reaction intermediate 25,27-bis(2-aminoethoxy)-5,11,17,23-tetra-tert-butyl-26,28-dihydroxythiacalix[4]arene are here described. The target diisonitrile compound crystallizes in the triclinic system with space group P-1 while the diamine intermediate is trigonal with space group R-3. In both structures, the thiacalix[4]arene units adopt a broadly similar pinched cone conformation, where two aromatic rings bearing an ethereal group are almost parallel while two phenolic rings lie near-vertically. In the supramolecular structure of both molecules, various intermolecular interactions involving Csbnd H⋯O, Csbnd H⋯C, Csbnd H⋯π and weak Csbnd H⋯S interactions were found. Moreover, the Hirshfeld surface analysis of the target compound was made to further confirm the crystal packing driving forces.

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

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

    2016-07-01

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

  6. Antiproliferative activity of (η(6)-arene)ruthenacarborane sandwich complexes against HCT116 and MCF7 cell lines.

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    Gozzi, Marta; Schwarze, Benedikt; Sárosi, Menyhárt-Botond; Lönnecke, Peter; Drača, Dijana; Maksimović-Ivanić, Danijela; Mijatović, Sanja; Hey-Hawkins, Evamarie

    2017-08-11

    Three [(η(6)-arene)RuC2B9H11] complexes (arene = p-cymene (2), biphenyl (3) and 1-Me-4-COOEt-C6H4 (4)) were synthesised according to modified literature procedures and fully characterised. 2-4 were found to be moderately active against two types of tumour cell lines (HCT116 and MCF7), with IC50 values in the low micromolar range. However, viability of normal, healthy cells (MRC-5 cell line, MLEC and mouse macrophages) was not affected by treatment with 2-4, indicating high selectivity of the metallacarborane complexes towards tumour cell lines, compared to the unselective antitumour agent cisplatin and other potential Ru(II) drugs. Moreover, flow cytometric analysis suggested that 4 induces cell death via a caspase-dependent apoptotic mechanism. DFT calculations of the frontier molecular orbitals showed that the HOMO-LUMO gap in 2-4 is smaller than in the corresponding cyclopentadienyl complexes 2-Cp-4-Cp (e.g. 5.47 (2) vs. 6.31 eV (2-Cp)). In order to assess the stability of 2-4, particularly the ruthenium-dicarbollide bond, energy decomposition analysis (EDA) of 2-4, together with the respective cyclopentadienyl analogues 2-Cp-4-Cp, was performed. EDA suggests that the ruthenium(ii)-dicarbollide bond in the three complexes is mostly ionic and far stronger than the ruthenium(ii)-arene bond.

  7. Controlling the photochemical reaction of an azastilbene derivative in water using a water-soluble pillar[6]arene.

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    Xia, Danyu; Wang, Pi; Shi, Bingbing

    2017-09-20

    Photochemistry plays an important role in our lives. It has also been a common tool in the laboratory to construct complicated systems from small molecules. Supramolecular chemistry provides an opportunity to solve some of the problems in controlling photochemical reactions via non-covalent interactions. By using confining media and weak interactions between the medium and the reactant molecule, the excited state behavior of molecules has been successfully manipulated. Pillararenes, a new class of macrocyclic hosts, have rarely been used in the field of photochemical investigations, such as the controlling of photo-induced reactions. Herein, we explore a synthetic macrocyclic host, a water-soluble pillar[6]arene, as a controlling tool to manipulate the photo-induced reactions (hydration) in water. A host-guest system in water based on a water-soluble pillar[6]arene and an azastilbene derivative, (E)-4,4'-dimethyl-4,4'-diazoniastilbene diiodide, has been constructed. Then this water-soluble pillar[6]arene was successfully employed to control the photohydration of the azastilbene derivative in water as a "protective agent".

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

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

    2015-10-02

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

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

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

    2013-12-01

    Pancreatic cancer ranks fourth among cancer-related causes of death in North America. Minimal progress has been made in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with late-stage tumors. Moreover, pancreatic cancer aggressiveness is closely related to high levels of pro-survival mediators, which can ultimately lead to rapid disease progression, resistance and metastasis. The main goal of this study was to define the mechanisms by which calix[6]arene, but not other calixarenes, efficiently decreases the aggressiveness of a drug resistant human pancreas carcinoma cell line (Panc-1). Calix[6]arene was more potent in reducing Panc-1 cell viability than gemcitabine and 5-fluorouracil. In relation to the underlying mechanisms of cytotoxic effects, it led to cell cycle arrest in the G0/G1 phase through downregulation of PIM1, CDK2, CDK4 and retinoblastoma proteins. Importantly, calix[6]arene abolished signal transduction of Mer and AXL tyrosine kinase receptors, both of which are usually overexpressed in pancreatic cancer. Accordingly, inhibition of PI3K and mTOR was also observed, and these proteins are positively modulated by Mer and AXL. Despite decreasing the phosphorylation of AKT at Thr308, calix[6]arene caused an increase in phosphorylation at Ser473. These findings in conjunction with increased BiP and IRE1-α provide a molecular basis explaining the capacity of calix[6]arene to trigger endoplasmic reticulum stress and autophagic cell death. Our findings highlight calix[6]arene as a potential candidate for overcoming pancreatic cancer aggressiveness. Importantly, we provide evidence that calix[6]arene affects a broad array of key targets that are usually dysfunctional in pancreatic cancer, a highly desirable characteristic for chemotherapeutics. © 2013.

  10. Bismuthπ arene versus bismuthhalide coordination in heterocyclic diorganobismuth(iii) compounds with transannular N→Bi interaction.

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    Toma, Ana Maria; Pop, Alexandra; Silvestru, Anca; Rüffer, Tobias; Lang, Heinrich; Mehring, Michael

    2017-03-21

    New diorganobismuth(iii) bromides of type [RN(CH2C6H4)2]BiBr [R = C6H5CH2 (1), C6H5CH2CH2 (2), and CH3OCH2CH2 (3)], based on the heterocyclic butterfly-like tetrahydro-dibenzo[c,f][1,5]azabismocine framework, were prepared starting from the corresponding RN(CH2C6H4Br-2)2 in a succession of reactions including ortho-lithiation and treatment of the dilithio derivative with BiBr3 in a 1 : 1 molar ratio. Further exchange reactions between bromides and appropriate metal halides or ammonium fluoride resulted in the formation of [RN(CH2C6H4)2]BiX [X = Cl and I for R = C6H5CH2 (4 and 5) and C6H5CH2CH2 (6 and 7) and X = F (8), Cl (9), and I (10) for R = CH3OCH2CH2]. All ten compounds were structurally characterized in solution by NMR and in the solid state by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Strong transannular N→Bi interactions were observed in all the investigated diorganobismuth(iii) halides, thus giving rise to hypervalent 10-Bi-4 species in 1, 2, 4-7 and 12-Bi-5 species in 3, 8-10, where the oxygen atom in the pendant arm is intramolecularly coordinated to bismuth. The molecules are associated in dimeric units by strong Biπ arene interactions in 3, 4, and 10 (approx. 3.50 Å) and by BiX interactions in 1, 5, and 7. Bromide 1, chloride 4, and iodide 5 are isostructural, but stronger polarization of the Bi-Cl bond favors Biπ arene interaction in 4 over Bihalide interactions, as observed in 1 and 5. In the isostructural series [RN(CH2C6H4)2]BiX (R = CH3OCH2CH2), Bioxygen interactions compensate the electron deficiency at bismuth in fluoride 8 and chloride 9, whereas the coordination sphere of bismuth is completed by a combination of Biπ arene and Bihalide interactions in bromide 3 and only by Biπ arene interactions in iodide 10. Moreover, weak Hπ arene and HX intermolecular interactions, mainly of dispersion type, contribute to supramolecular networks in all three series of compounds.

  11. Identification of the structural determinants for anticancer activity of a ruthenium arene peptide conjugate.

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    Meier, Samuel M; Novak, Maria; Kandioller, Wolfgang; Jakupec, Michael A; Arion, Vladimir B; Metzler-Nolte, Nils; Keppler, Bernhard K; Hartinger, Christian G

    2013-07-08

    Organometallic Ru(arene)-peptide bioconjugates with potent in vitro anticancer activity are rare. We have prepared a conjugate of a Ru(arene) complex with the neuropeptide [Leu(5)]-enkephalin. [Chlorido(η(6)-p-cymene)(5-oxo-κO-2-{(4-[(N-tyrosinyl-glycinyl-glycinyl-phenylalanyl-leucinyl-NH2)propanamido]-1H-1,2,3-triazol-1-yl)methyl}-4H-pyronato-κO)ruthenium(II)] (8) shows antiproliferative activity in human ovarian carcinoma cells with an IC50 value as low as 13 μM, whereas the peptide or the Ru moiety alone are hardly cytotoxic. The conjugation strategy for linking the Ru(cym) (cym=η(6)-p-cymene) moiety to the peptide involved N-terminal modification of an alkyne-[Leu(5)]-enkephalin with a 2-(azidomethyl)-5-hydroxy-4H-pyran-4-one linker, using Cu(I)-catalyzed alkyne-azide cycloaddition (CuAAC), and subsequent metallation with the Ru(cym) moiety. The ruthenium-bioconjugate was characterized by high resolution top-down electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) with regard to peptide sequence, linker modification and metallation site. Notably, complete sequence coverage was obtained and the Ru(cym) moiety was confirmed to be coordinated to the pyronato linker. The ruthenium-bioconjugate was analyzed with respect to cytotoxicity-determining constituents, and through the bioconjugate models [{2-(azidomethyl)-5-oxo-κO-4H-pyronato-κO}chloride (η(6)-p-cymene)ruthenium(II)] (5) and [chlorido(η(6)-p-cymene){5-oxo-κO-2-([(4-(phenoxymethyl)-1H-1,2,3-triazol-1-yl]methyl)-4H-pyronato-κO}ruthenium(II)] (6) the Ru(cym) fragment with a triazole-carrying pyronato ligand was identified as the minimal unit required to achieve in vitro anticancer activity. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

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

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

    2016-07-01

    Three new ruthenium(II)-arene complexes, namely [(η(6)-p-cymene)Ru(Me2dppz)Cl]PF6 (1), [(η(6)-benzene)Ru(Me2dppz)Cl]PF6 (2) and [(η(6)-p-cymene)Ru(aip)Cl]PF6 (3) (Me2dppz=11,12-dimethyldipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine; aip=2-(9-anthryl)-1H-imidazo[4,5-f] [1,10] phenanthroline) have been synthesized and characterized using different spectroscopic techniques including elemental analysis. The complexes were found to be well soluble and stable in DMSO. The biological activity of the three complexes was tested in three different human cancer cell lines (A549, MDA-MB-231 and HeLa) and in one human non-cancerous cell line (MRC-5). Complexes 1 and 3, carrying η(6)-p-cymene as the arene ligand, were shown to be toxic in all cell lines in the low micromolar/subnanomolar range, with complex 1 being the most cytotoxic complex of the series. Flow cytometry analysis revealed that complex 1 caused concentration- and time-dependent arrest of the cell cycle in G2-M and S phases in HeLa cells. This event is followed by the accumulation of the sub-G1 DNA content after 48h, in levels higher than cisplatin and in the absence of phosphatidylserine externalization. Fluorescent microscopy and acridine orange/ethidium bromide staining revealed that complex 1 induced both apoptotic and necrotic cell morphology characteristics. Drug-accumulation and DNA-binding studies performed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry in HeLa cells showed that the total ruthenium uptake increased in a time- and concentration-dependent manner, and that complex 1 accumulated more efficiently than cisplatin at equimolar concentrations. The introduction of a Me2dppz ligand into the ruthenium(II)-p-cymene scaffold was found to allow the discovery of a strongly cytotoxic complex with significantly higher cellular uptake and DNA-binding properties than cisplatin. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  14. Proparacaine complexation with beta-cyclodextrin and p-sulfonic acid calix[6]arene, as evaluated by varied (1)H-NMR approaches.

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    Arantes, Lucas Micquéias; Scarelli, Camilla; Marsaioli, Anita Jocelyne; de Paula, Eneida; Fernandes, Sergio Antonio

    2009-09-01

    This study focused on the use of NMR techniques as a tool for the investigation of complex formation between proparacaine and cyclodextrins (CDs) or p-sulfonic acid calix[6]arene. The pH dependence of the complexation of proparacaine with beta-CD and p-sulfonic acid calix[6]arene was studied and binding constants were determined by (1)H NMR spectroscopy [diffusion-ordered spectroscopy (DOSY)] for the charged and uncharged forms of the local anesthetic in beta-CD and p-sulfonic acid calix[6]arene. The stoichiometries of the complexes was determined and rotating frame Overhauser enhancement spectroscopy (ROESY) 1D experiments revealed details of the molecular insertion of proparacaine into the beta-CD and p-sulfonic acid calix[6]arene cavities. The results unambiguously demonstrate that pH is an important factor for the development of supramolecular architectures based on beta-CD and p-sulfonic acid calix[6]arene as the host molecules. Such host-guest complexes were investigated in view of their potential use as new therapeutic formulations, designed to increase the bioavailability and/or to decrease the systemic toxicity of proparacaine in anesthesia procedures.

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

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

    2015-03-01

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

  16. Dye-sensitized solar cells with improved performance using cone-calix[4]arene based dyes.

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    Tan, Li-Lin; Liu, Jun-Min; Li, Shao-Yong; Xiao, Li-Min; Kuang, Dai-Bin; Su, Cheng-Yong

    2015-01-01

    Three cone-calix[4]arene-based sensitizers (Calix-1-Calix-3) with multiple donor-π-acceptor (D-π-A) moieties are designed, synthesized, and applied in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Their photophysical and electrochemical properties are characterized by measuring UV/Vis absorption and emission spectra, cyclic voltammetry, and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Calix-3 has excellent thermo- and photostability, as illustrated by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and dye-aging tests, respectively. Importantly, a DSSC using the Calix-3 dye displays a conversion efficiency of 5.48 % in under standard AM 1.5 Global solar illumination conditions, much better than corresponding DSSCs that use the rod-shaped dye M-3 with a single D-π-A chain (3.56 %). The dyes offer advantages in terms of higher molar extinction coefficients, longer electron lifetimes, better stability, and stronger binding ability to TiO2 film. This is the first example of calixarene-based sensitizers for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells.

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

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

    2016-06-01

    A novel three components approach for the synthesis of bioactive Ru-arene pyridinylmethylene complexes has been developed using pyridine carboxaldehyde, amino pyridine and dichloro (p-cymene) ruthenium(II) dimer as starting materials. These scaffolds were screened for their anticancer activity against breast cancer (MCF7) and human Epitheloid Cervix Carcinoma (HeLa) cell line. It was established that compounds [(η(6)-pcymene)RuCl(κ(2)-N,N-(3,5-dinitro-pyridin-2-yl)-pyridin-2-ylmethylene-amine)]PF6 (4o), [(η(6)-pcymene)RuCl(κ(2)-N,N-N-(3,5-dibromo-pyridin-2-yl)-pyridin-2-ylmethylene-amine)]PF6 (4c), [(η(6)-pcymene)RuCl(κ(2)-N,N-(3,5-dibromo-6-methylpyridin-2-yl)-pyridin-2-ylmethylene-amine)]PF6 (4j) and [(η(6)-pcymene)RuCl(κ(2)-N,N-3(3-bromo-5-methyl-pyridin-2-yl)-pyridin-2-ylmethylene-amine)]PF6 (4b) were significantly active against both the cell lines. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Synthesis and anticancer activity of carbosilane metallodendrimers based on arene ruthenium(ii) complexes.

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    Maroto-Díaz, Marta; Elie, Benelita T; Gómez-Sal, Pilar; Pérez-Serrano, Jorge; Gómez, Rafael; Contel, María; Javier de la Mata, F

    2016-04-28

    A series of new organometallic carbosilane dendrimers (first and second generation) and the corresponding non-dendritic mononuclear based on ruthenium arene fragments are described. The metallodendrimers were prepared by reactions of the precursor [Ru(η(6)-p-cymene)Cl2]2 with carbosilane dendrimers functionalized with N-donor monodentate ligands such as NH2- and pyridine, or with N,O-, N,N-chelating imine ligands. While the dendrimer precursors are insoluble in DMSO or water, novel metallodendrimers are soluble in DMSO and some of them are even highly soluble in water. The molecular structure of the "Ru-NH2" mononuclear compound (zero generation) was determined by single-crystal X-ray crystallography. The cytotoxicity activity of these dendritic structures was evaluated in several human cancer cell lines and compared with that of the corresponding mononuclear ruthenium complexes. Most compounds display significant cytotoxic activities in the low micromolar range with the first generation ruthenium dendrimers being the most active compounds. The cell death type for selected compounds has been studied as well as their reactivity towards relevant biomolecules such as DNA, Human Serum Albumin (HSA) and Cathepsin-B. All the data point to a mode of action different from that of cisplatin for most complexes. First generation ruthenium dendrimers inhibit Cathepsin-B, which may suggest potential antimetastatic properties of these compounds.

  19. Calix[4]arene-based conical-shaped ligands for voltage-dependent potassium channels

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    Martos, Vera; Bell, Sarah C.; Santos, Eva; Isacoff, Ehud Y.; Trauner, Dirk; de Mendoza, Javier

    2009-01-01

    Potassium channels are among the core functional elements of life because they underpin essential cellular functions including excitability, homeostasis, and secretion. We present here a series of multivalent calix[4]arene ligands that bind to the surface of voltage-dependent potassium channels (Kv1.x) in a reversible manner. Molecular modeling correctly predicts the best candidates with a conical C4 symmetry for optimal binding, and the effects on channel function are assessed electrophysiologically. Reversible inhibition was observed, without noticeable damage of the oocytes, for tetraacylguanidinium or tetraarginine members of the series with small lower rim O-substituents. Apparent binding constants were in the low micromolar range and had Hill coefficients of 1, consistent with a single site of binding. Suppression of current amplitude was accompanied by a positive shift in the voltage dependence of gating and slowing of both voltage sensor motion and channel opening. These effects are in keeping with expectations for docking in the central pore and interaction with the pore domain “turret.” PMID:19435843

  20. Styrene Purification by Guest-Induced Restructuring of Pillar[6]arene

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    2017-01-01

    The separation of styrene (St) and ethylbenzene (EB) mixtures is important in the chemical industry. Here, we explore the St and EB adsorption selectivity of two pillar-shaped macrocyclic pillar[n]arenes (EtP5 and EtP6; n = 5 and 6). Both crystalline and amorphous EtP6 can capture St from a St-EB mixture with remarkably high selectivity. We show that EtP6 can be used to separate St from a 50:50 v/v St:EB mixture, yielding in a single adsorption cycle St with a purity of >99%. Single-crystal structures, powder X-ray diffraction patterns, and molecular simulations all suggest that this selectivity is due to a guest-induced structural change in EtP6 rather than a simple cavity/pore size effect. This restructuring means that the material “self-heals” upon each recrystallization, and St separation can be carried out over multiple cycles with no loss of performance. PMID:28182420

  1. Biosensor for dopamine based on stabilized lipid films with incorporated resorcin[4]arene receptor.

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    Nikolelis, Dimitrios P; Theoharis, George

    2003-04-01

    This work reports a technique for the stabilization after storage in air of a lipid film with incorporated resorcin[4]arene receptor based biosensor for dopamine. Microporous filters composed of glass fibers (nominal pore sizes, 0.7 and 1.0 microm) were used as supports for the formation and stabilization of these devices and the lipid film is formed on the filter by polymerization prior its use. Methacrylic acid was the functional monomer, ethylene glycol dimethacrylate was the crosslinker and 2,2'-azobis-(2-methylpropionitrile) was the initiator. The stability of the lipid films by incorporation of a receptor for the preparation of stabilized lipid film biosensor is studied throughout this work. The response towards dopamine of the present stabilized for repetitive uses lipid membrane biosensor composed of dipalmitoyl phosphatidylcholine and dipalmitoyl phosphatidic acid was compared with planar freely suspended bilayer lipid membranes (BLMs). The stabilized lipid membranes provided similar artificial ion gating events as BLMs in the form of transient signals and can function for repetitive uses after storage in air. However, the response of the stabilized lipid films was slower than that of the freely suspended BLMs. This will allow the practical use of the techniques for chemical sensing based on lipid films and commercialization of these devices, because it is now possible to prepare stabilized lipid film based biosensors and store them in the air.

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

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

    2016-09-01

    In this study, a series of magnetic polyurethane/Fe3O4 elastomer nanocomposites were prepared by covalently embedding novel thiacalix[4]arenes (TC4As) functionalized Fe3O4 nanoparticles (TC4As-Fe3O4) which contain macrocycles with reactive hydroxyl groups. Surface functionalization of Fe3O4 nanoparticles with TC4As macrocycles as unique reactive surface modifier not only gives specific characteristics to Fe3O4 nanoparticles but also improves the interphase interaction between nanoparticles and the polyurethane matrices through covalent attachment of polymer chains to nanoparticle surfaces. The novel synthesized TC4As-Fe3O4 nanoparticles were characterized by FTIR, XRD, TGA, VSM and SEM analysis. Furthermore, the effect of functionalization of Fe3O4 nanoparticles on the various properties of resulting nanocomposites was studied by XRD, TGA, DMTA, SEM, and a universal tensile tester. It was found that the functionalization of nanoparticles with TC4As affords better mechanical and thermal properties to polyurethane nanocomposites in comparison with unmodified nanoparticles. The SEM analysis showed finer dispersion of TC4As-Fe3O4 nanoparticles than unmodified Fe3O4 nanoparticles within the polyurethane matrices, which arising from formation of covalent bonding between TC4As functionalized Fe3O4 nanoparticles and polyurethane matrices. Moreover, the investigation of in vitro biocompatibility of novel nanocomposites showed that these samples are excellent candidate for biomedical use. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. Azo calix[4]arene based neodymium(III)-selective PVC membrane sensor.

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    Menon, Shobhana K; Modi, Nishith R; Patel, Bhargav; Patel, Manishkumar B

    2011-02-15

    We found that the PVC membrane, containing azo calix[4]arene is a suitable ionophore, exhibited a Nernstian response for neodymium (Nd(3+)) ions (with slope of 19.8±0.2 mV decade(-1) for the triply charged ion) over a wide linear range of 4.0×10(-8) to 1.0×10(-1) mol L(-1) with a detection limit 1.0×10(-8) mol L(-1), a relatively fast response time, in the whole concentration range (<10 s), and a considerable life time at least for four months in the pH range of 4.0-8.0. Furthermore, the electrode revealed high selectivity with respect to all the common alkali, alkaline earth, transition and heavy metal ions, including the members of the lanthanide family other than Nd(3+). Concerning its applications, it was effectively employed for the determination of neodymium ions in industrial waste water as well as in lake water.

  4. New oxo-bridged calix[2]arene[2]triazine stationary phase for high performance liquid chromatography.

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    Zhao, Wenjie; Hu, Kai; Wang, Caijuan; Liang, Song; Niu, Bailin; He, Lijun; Lu, Kui; Ye, Baoxian; Zhang, Shusheng

    2012-02-03

    A new oxo-bridged calix[2]arene[2]triazine bonded stationary phase (OCATS) for high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was prepared using 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane as coupling reagent. The structure of new material was characterized by infrared spectroscopy, elemental analysis and thermogravimetric analysis. The chromatographic performance and retention mechanism of the new stationary phase were evaluated in reversed-phase mode compared with ODS using different solute probes including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), mono-substituted benzenes, disubstituted benzene isomers. The new OCATS stationary phase could provide various interactions for different solutes, such as hydrophobic, hydrogen bonding, ππ and inclusion interactions. The synergistic effects resulting from aromatic rings, bridging oxygen atoms and triazine nitrogen atoms and alkyl linkers in the new material improved the separation selectivity by multiple retention mechanisms. The retention behaviors of the analytes on OCATS column were explained with the assistance of quantum chemistry calculation results using DFT-B3LYP/STO-3G* base group. The OCATS column was successfully employed for the analysis of melamine in infant formula.

  5. P-Sulfocalix[6]arene as Nanocarrier for Controlled Delivery of Doxorubicin.

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    Ostos, Francisco J; Lebrón, José A; Moyá, Maria L; López-López, Manuel; Sánchez, Antonio; Clavero, Amparo; García-Calderón, Clara B; Rosado, Iván V; López-Cornejo, Pilar

    2017-03-16

    Given the high toxicity of the anthracycline antibiotic doxorubicin (DOX), it is relevant to search for nanocarriers that decrease the side effects of the drug and are able to transport it towards a therapeutic target Here, the encapsulation of DOX by p-sulfocalix[6]arene (calix) has been studied. The interaction of DOX with the macrocycle, as well as with DNA, has been investigated and the equilibrium constant for each binding process estimated. The results showed that the binding constant of DOX to DNA, KDNA , is three orders of magnitude higher than that to calix, Kcalix . The ability of calixarenes to encapsulate DOX molecules, as well as the capability of the DOX molecules included into the inner cavity of the macrocycle to bind with DNA have been examined. Cytotoxicity measurements were done in different cancer and normal cell lines to probe the decrease in the toxicity of the encapsulated DOX. The low toxicity of calixarenes has also been demonstrated for different cell lines. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

  7. Highly selective and sensitive fluorescent sensor: Thiacalix[4]arene-1-naphthalene carboxylate for Zn2+ ions

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    Darjee, Savan M.; Modi, Krunal M.; Panchal, Urvi; Patel, Chirag; Jain, Vinod K.

    2017-04-01

    Thiacalix[4]arene based fluorescent sensor bearing two naphthoyl groups, thiacalix-1-naphthalene carboxylate (TCNC) has been synthesized and characterized by 1H NMR, 13C NMR, FTIR, ESI-MS spectroscopic techniques. The interaction behavior of TCNC with various metal ions like Fe3+, Hg2+, Co2+, Ni2+, Cu2+, Cd2+, Pb2+, Mg2+, K+, Na+, and Zn2+ was studied by UV-visible and emission spectrophotometry. It was observed that TCNC recognizes Zn2+ ions with high selectivity and sensitivity. The enhancement of fluorescence intensity due to presence of Zn2+ ions was not perturbed in the presence of high concentration of other associated metal ions. The 1:1 stoichiometry of TCNC:Zn2+ complex was confirmed by job's plot, ESI-MS study and 1H NMR titration. The binding constant and quantum yield were also calculated by using spectrofluorimetric titration data. Linear detection range of zinc ions was found to be 1 nM-740 nM. Furthermore, molecular docking study was performed to evaluate the binding affinity and possible interactions between TCNC and Zn2+ depicting that TCNC interact with Zn2+ via weak intramolecular forces. In addition to that molecular dynamics has also been performed to evaluate the conformational changes and it's structural stability in the particular environment.

  8. Evaluation of Factors Affecting Cesium Extraction Performance by Calix[4]Arene Derivatives

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    Rumppe, J.L.; Delmau, L.

    2004-01-01

    Novel aza-crown derivatives of dioctyloxy-calix[4]arene crown-6 were examined for their cesium extraction performance at different pH levels. These studies are of interest in addressing high-level waste tank remediation and the removal of 137Cs, a major contributor to heat and radiation generation. Preliminary studies were done to assess the performance of these calixarene compounds under varying conditions. Results showed an increase of cesium extraction with pH as well as expected trends in diluent effects and anion selectivity. Poor extraction performance of some aza-crown derivatives raised questions regarding the possibility of intramolecular hydrogen-bonding. A novel methylated derivative was used to address these questions. Additional experiments were conducted to determine the extraction effect on pH. Results indicate an increase in cesium extraction with pH, as shown in preliminary studies. Mono-aza derivatives were shown to exhibit better cesium extraction performance than their di-aza counterparts. The methylated derivative showed poorer extraction performance than the non-methylated derivative, indicating that completely removing the possibility of intramolecular hydrogen-bonding has negative effects on extraction performance. This suggests that the hydrogen-bonding facilitates anion co-extraction, which would lead to better overall extraction. Mono-aza derivatives were shown to cause unexpected changes in pH. This could possibly be attributed to protonation of the calix crown.

  9. Rhodium phosphine-π-arene intermediates in the hydroamination of alkenes.

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    Liu, Zhijian; Yamamichi, Hideaki; Madrahimov, Sherzod T; Hartwig, John F

    2011-03-02

    A detailed mechanistic study of the intramolecular hydroamination of alkenes with amines catalyzed by rhodium complexes of a biaryldialkylphosphine is reported. The active catalyst is shown to contain the phosphine ligand bound in a κ(1), η(6) form in which the arene is π-bound to rhodium. Addition of deuterated amine to an internal olefin showed that the reaction occurs by trans addition of the N-H bond across the C═C bond, and this stereochemistry implies that the reaction occurs by nucleophilic attack of the amine on a coordinated alkene. Indeed, the cationic rhodium fragment binds the alkene over the secondary amine, and the olefin complex was shown to be the catalyst resting state. The reaction was zero-order in substrate, when the concentration of olefin was high, and a primary isotope effect was observed. The primary isotope effect, in combination with the observation of the alkene complex as the resting state, implies that nucleophilic attack of the amine on the alkene is reversible and is followed by turnover-limiting protonation. This mechanism constitutes an unusual pathway for rhodium-catalyzed additions to alkenes and is more closely related to the mechanism for palladium-catalyzed addition of amide N-H bonds to alkenes.

  10. A Cr(VI) selective probe based on a quinoline-amide calix[4]arene.

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    Ferreira, Juliane F; Bagatin, Izilda A

    2018-01-15

    A new quinoline-amide calix[4]arene 3-receptor for detection of hazardous anions and cations have been synthesized. The 3-receptor was examined for its sensing properties towards several different anions (Cr2O7(2-), SCN(-), F(-), Cl(-), NO3(-)) and metal ions (Hg(2+), Cd(2+), Ag(+)) by UV-vis and fluorescence spectroscopies. It was detected that the 3-receptor has only sensing ability for Cr2O7(2-) and Hg(2+) ions, resulting in the association constants higher for Cr2O7(2-) than to the Hg(2+) ions. High selectivity towards Cr2O7(2-) were also observed by fluorescence measurement among other ions (F(-), Cl(-), SCN(-), Hg(2+), Cd(2+), Ag(+)) with a low limit of detection (7.36×10(-6)moldm(-3)). Proton NMR anion-binding investigations revealed a strong interaction of Cr2O7(2-) anion with NH and CH groups of the receptor, showing that the combination with hydrogen-bonds donor groups strengthened the anion receptor association. Furthermore, remarkable association constants for dichromate anion obtained by all techniques strongly suggest the 3-receptor as a selective Cr(VI) sensor. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  11. Reaction of nitrosonium cation with resorc[4]arenes activated by supramolecular control: covalent bond formation.

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    Ghirga, Francesca; D'Acquarica, Ilaria; Delle Monache, Giuliano; Mannina, Luisa; Molinaro, Carmela; Nevola, Laura; Sobolev, Anatoly P; Pierini, Marco; Botta, Bruno

    2013-07-19

    Resorc[4]arenes 1 and 2, which previously proved to entrap NO(+) cation within their cavities under conditions of host-to-guest excess, were treated with a 10-fold excess of NOBF4 salt in chloroform. Kinetic and spectral UV-visible analyses revealed the formation of isomeric 1:2 complexes as a direct evolution of the previously observed event. Accordingly, three-body 1-(NO(+))2 and 2-(NO(+))2 adducts were built by MM and fully optimized by DFT calculations at the B3LYP/6-31G(d) level of theory. Notably, covalent nitration products 4, 5 and 6, 7 were obtained by reaction of NOBF4 salt with host 1 and 2, respectively, involving macrocycle ring-opening and insertion of a nitro group in one of the four aromatic rings. In particular, compounds 4 and 6, both containing a trans-double bond in the place of the methine bridge, were oxidized to aldehydes 5 and 7, respectively, after addition of water to the reaction mixture. Calculation of the charge and frontier orbitals of the aromatic donor (HOMO) and the NO(+) acceptor (LUMO) clearly suggests an ipso electrophilic attack by a first NO(+) unit on the resorcinol ring, mediated by the second NO(+) unit.

  12. Fabrication of calix[4]arene derivative monolayers to control orientation of antibody immobilization.

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    Chen, Hongxia; Liu, Feng; Qi, Fangjie; Koh, Kwangnak; Wang, Keming

    2014-03-31

    Three calix[4]arene (Cal-4) derivatives which separately contain ethylester (1), carboxylic acid (2), and crownether (3) at the lower rim with a common reactive thiol at the upper rim were synthesized and constructed to self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on Au films. After spectroscopic characterization of the monolayers, surface coverage and orientation of antibody immobilized on the Cal-4 derivative SAMs were studied by surface plasmon resonance (SPR) technique. Experimental results revealed that the antibody could be immobilized on the Cal-4 derivatives spontaneously. The orientation of absorbed antibody on the Cal-4 derivative SAMs is related to the SAM's dipole moment. The possible orientations of the antibody immobilized on the Cal-4 derivative 1 SAM are lying-on or side-on, while on the Cal-4 derivative 2 and Cal-4 derivative 3 head-on and end-on respectively. These experimental results demonstrate the surface dipole moment of Cal-4 derivative appears to be an important factor to antibody orientation. Cal-4 derivatives are useful in developing site direct protein chips.

  13. Mirror-image organometallic osmium arene iminopyridine halido complexes exhibit similar potent anticancer activity.

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

    2013-11-04

    Four chiral Os(II) arene anticancer complexes have been isolated by fractional crystallization. The two iodido complexes, (S(Os),S(C))-[Os(η(6)-p-cym)(ImpyMe)I]PF6 (complex 2, (S)-ImpyMe: N-(2-pyridylmethylene)-(S)-1-phenylethylamine) and (R(Os),R(C))-[Os(η(6)-p-cym)(ImpyMe)I]PF6 (complex 4, (R)-ImpyMe: N-(2-pyridylmethylene)-(R)-1-phenylethylamine), showed higher anticancer activity (lower IC50 values) towards A2780 human ovarian cancer cells than cisplatin and were more active than the two chlorido derivatives, (S(Os),S(C))-[Os(η(6)-p-cym)(ImpyMe)Cl]PF6, 1, and (R(Os),R(C))-[Os(η(6)-p-cym)(ImpyMe)Cl]PF6, 3. The two iodido complexes were evaluated in the National Cancer Institute 60-cell-line screen, by using the COMPARE algorithm. This showed that the two potent iodido complexes, 2 (NSC: D-758116/1) and 4 (NSC: D-758118/1), share surprisingly similar cancer cell selectivity patterns with the anti-microtubule drug, vinblastine sulfate. However, no direct effect on tubulin polymerization was found for 2 and 4, an observation that appears to indicate a novel mechanism of action. In addition, complexes 2 and 4 demonstrated potential as transfer-hydrogenation catalysts for imine reduction.

  14. Characterization of the Activities of Dinuclear Thiolato-Bridged Arene Ruthenium Complexes against Toxoplasma gondii.

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    Basto, Afonso P; Müller, Joachim; Rubbiani, Riccardo; Stibal, David; Giannini, Federico; Süss-Fink, Georg; Balmer, Vreni; Hemphill, Andrew; Gasser, Gilles; Furrer, Julien

    2017-09-01

    The in vitro effects of 18 dinuclear thiolato-bridged arene ruthenium complexes (1 monohiolato compound, 4 dithiolato compounds, and 13 trithiolato compounds), originally designed as anticancer agents, on the apicomplexan parasite Toxoplasma gondii grown in human foreskin fibroblast (HFF) host cells were studied. Some trithiolato compounds exhibited antiparasitic efficacy at concentrations of 250 nM and below. Among those, complex 1 and complex 2 inhibited T. gondii proliferation with 50% inhibitory concentrations (IC50s) of 34 and 62 nM, respectively, and they did not affect HFFs at dosages of 200 μM or above, resulting in selectivity indices of >23,000. The IC50s of complex 9 were 1.2 nM for T. gondii and above 5 μM for HFFs. Transmission electron microscopy detected ultrastructural alterations in the matrix of the parasite mitochondria at the early stages of treatment, followed by a more pronounced destruction of tachyzoites. However, none of the three compounds applied at 250 nM for 15 days was parasiticidal. By affinity chromatography using complex 9 coupled to epoxy-activated Sepharose followed by mass spectrometry, T. gondii translation elongation factor 1α and two ribosomal proteins, RPS18 and RPL27, were identified to be potential binding proteins. In conclusion, organometallic ruthenium complexes exhibit promising activities against Toxoplasma, and the potential mechanisms of action of these compounds as well as their prospective applications for the treatment of toxoplasmosis are discussed. Copyright © 2017 American Society for Microbiology.

  15. Rhodium Phosphine-π-Arene Intermediates in the Hydroamination of Alkenes

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    Liu, Zhijian; Yamamichi, Hideaki; Madrahimov, Sherzod T.; Hartwig, John F.

    2011-01-01

    A detailed mechanistic study of the intramolecular hydroamination of alkenes with amines catalyzed by rhodium complexes of a biaryldialkylphosphine are reported. The active catalyst is shown to contain the phosphine ligand bound in a κ1, η6 form in which the arene is π-bound to rhodium. Addition of deuterated amine to an internal olefin showed that the reaction occurs by trans addition of the N-H bond across the C=C bond, and this stereochemistry implies that the reaction occurs by nucleophilic attack of the amine on a coordinated alkene. Indeed, the cationic rhodium fragment binds the alkene over the secondary amine, and the olefin complex was shown to be the catalyst resting state. The reaction was zero-order in substrate, when the concentration of olefin was high, and a primary isotope effect was observed. The primary isotope effect, in combination with the observation of the alkene complex as the resting state, implies that nucleophilic attack of the amine on the alkene is reversible and is followed by turnover-limiting protonation. This mechanism constitutes an unusual pathway for rhodium-catalyzed additions to alkenes and is more closely related to the mechanism for palladium-catalyzed addition of amide N-H bonds to alkenes. PMID:21309512

  16. Direct C-H arene homocoupling over gold nanoparticles supported on metal oxides.

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    Ishida, Tamao; Aikawa, Shohei; Mise, Yoshiyuki; Akebi, Ryota; Hamasaki, Akiyuki; Honma, Tetsuo; Ohashi, Hironori; Tsuji, Tetsuro; Yamamoto, Yasushi; Miyasaka, Mitsuru; Yokoyama, Takushi; Tokunaga, Makoto

    2015-02-01

    The direct CH/CH bond coupling of dimethyl phthalate was performed successfully over supported gold nanoparticle catalysts. Gold on reducible metal oxides, such as Co3 O4 , and on inert oxides that have an oxygen-releasing capacity, such as ZrO2 , showed the highest catalytic activity for the production of biphenyl tetracarboxylate using O2 as the sole oxidant. Supported Pd(OH)2 also catalyzed the reaction, but the catalytic activity was inferior to that of gold. Moreover, the gold catalysts exhibited excellent regioselectivity for the synthesis of valuable 3,3',4,4'-tetrasubstituted biphenyls by coupling with each other at the 4-position without the need for additional ligands. Gold catalysts also promoted the oxidative homocoupling of arenes including o-xylene to give symmetrical biaryls with high regioselectivity. X-ray absorption fine structure measurements revealed that the catalytically active species was Au(0) and that the lattice oxygen of Co3 O4 played an important role in the gold-catalyzed oxidative coupling. The results of the kinetic studies were consistent with an electrophilic aromatic substitution pathway. Regioselectivity is not controlled by directing groups or the electronic character of the substituents but by steric hindrance, which suggests that gold nanoparticles not only catalyze the oxidative coupling but also act as bulky ligands to control the regioselectivity.

  17. Calix[4]arene based chemosensor for selective complexation of Cd(II) and Cu(II)

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    Qazi, Mansoor Ahmed; Qureshi, Imdadullah; Memon, Shahabuddin

    2010-06-01

    The present article describes synthesis, characterization and a detailed complexation study of calix[4]arene based chemosensor ( 4) bearing two anthracenyl units as signaling groups on its coordination sphere. The complex formation ability of 4 toward selected transition metals such as Cd(II), Co(II), Cu(II), Ni(II) and Pb(II) has been investigated by UV-visible spectroscopy. Assessment of results reveal that the chemosensor is selective toward Cd(II) and Cu(II). The FT-IR spectroscopic method was applied for further confirmation of the complexation phenomenon. Besides this, a study regarding interference of other metals on complex formation in solution has also supported the efficient binding preference of 4 for Cd(II) and Cu(II). From the results it has been concluded that 4 has compatible coordination sphere to accommodate these metals. The similarities and differences revealed that being soft nature of both metals and because of diagonal relationship in the periodic table their coordination behavior toward N/O-donor ligand may be treated as a test on possibility of the Cu(II) ions to be displaced by Cd(II). The study certainly will help in understanding the hazards of Cd(II) in biological systems.

  18. Impedimetric Sensing Proprieties of ITO Electrodes Functionalized with PEDOT:PSS/Azo-Calix[4]Arene for the Detection of Al3+ Ions Under Light Excitation

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    Echabaane, M.; Rouis, A.; Mahjoub, M. A.; Bonnamour, I.; Ben Ouada, H.

    2017-01-01

    This study describes an investigation of the sensitivity of the azo-calix[4]arene/poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/poly-(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) thin film deposited on the indium tin oxide (ITO) electrode surface toward aluminum ions (Al3+) under light excitation. Thin films were deposited by the spin-coating technique. Adhesion of these films to the ITO surface was highlighted by performing contact angle measurements. Then, interfaces of the azo-calix[4]arene/PEDOT:PSS thin film were characterized by impedance measurements using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Obtained impedance spectra were fitted using an equivalent circuit. Finally, evolutions of the different components of this circuit were studied. These evolutions show that the sensitivity of the azo-calix[4]arene/PEDOT:PSS/ITO electrode is remarkably improved under illumination.

  19. Cobalt-Catalyzed Regioselective Borylation of Arenes: N-Heterocyclic Silylene as an Electron Donor in the Metal-Mediated Activation of C-H Bonds.

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    Ren, Hailong; Zhou, Yu-Peng; Bai, Yunping; Cui, Chunming; Driess, Matthias

    2017-04-27

    C-H Borylation of arenes has been a subject of great interest recently because of its atom-economy and the wide applicability of borylated products in value-added synthesis. A new bis(silylene)cobalt(II) complex bearing a bis(N-heterocyclic silylene)-pyridine pincer ligand (SiNSi) has been synthesized and structurally characterized. It enabled the regioselective catalytic C-H borylation of pyridines, furans, and fluorinated arenes. Notably, it exhibited complementary regioselectivity for the borylation of fluorinated arenes compared to previously known catalytic systems, demonstrating that N-heterocyclic silylene donors have enormous potential in metal-catalyzed catalytic applications. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  20. A surprising substituent effect provides a superior boronic acid catalyst for mild and metal-free direct Friedel-Crafts alkylations and prenylations of neutral arenes.

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    Ricardo, Carolynne L; Mo, Xiaobin; McCubbin, J Adam; Hall, Dennis G

    2015-03-09

    The development of more general and efficient catalytic processes for Friedel-Crafts alkylations is an important objective of interest toward the production of pharmaceuticals and commodity chemicals. Herein, 2,3,4,5-tetrafluorophenylboronic acid was identified as a potent air- and moisture-tolerant metal-free catalyst that significantly improves the scope of direct Friedel-Crafts alkylations of a variety of slightly activated and neutral arenes, including polyarenes, with allylic and benzylic alcohols. This method also provides a simple alternative for the direct installation of prenyl units commonly found in naturally occurring arenes. Alkylations with benzylic alcohols occur under exceptionally mild conditions.

  1. Structure of a piperidine-modified calix[4]arene derivative and spectral resolution of its interaction with rare earth metals with chemometric methods.

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    Wang, Li; Wang, Xiaoya; Wang, Yanmei

    2013-03-15

    A piperidine-modified calix[4]arene derivative was synthesized and its structure was confirmed with X-ray diffraction data. UV-visible spectroscopy was used to study its molecular recognition of rare earth ions. The results revealed the calix[4]arene derivative could separate tight metal picrate ion pairs by complexation with the rare earth metal ions in tetrahydrofuran. Resolution of the UV-visible spectra with chemometric methods revealed that the derivative and the rare earth ions Eu(3+), Dy(3+), and Tb(3+) formed ML(2) complexes with stability constants of 10(8.26), 10(8.29), and 10(7.41) respectively.

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

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    Zhang, Jian; Ren, Shuqing

    2016-09-01

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

  3. Synthesis, structural, and electron topographical analyses of a dialkylbiaryl phosphine/arene-ligated palladium(I) dimer: enhanced reactivity in Suzuki-Miyaura coupling reactions.

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    Barder, Timothy E

    2006-01-25

    The treatment of bis(2-(dicyclohexylphosphino)-2',6'-dimethoxybiphenyl)PdCl2 with AgBF4 produces an air-stable phosphine/arene-ligated Pd(I) dimer with two seemingly identical Pd-arene interactions by X-ray crystallography. However, NMR and theoretical electron topographical analyses of this complex distinguish between these two interactions. One interaction is classified as an arenium-like complex, while the other is classified as a pi-interaction. Additionally, this complex is a suitable precatalyst for high yielding Suzuki-Miyaura coupling reactions in short reaction times.

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

  5. Iron-catalyzed oxidative coupling of alkylamides with arenes through oxidation of alkylamides followed by Friedel-Crafts alkylation.

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    Shirakawa, Eiji; Uchiyama, Nanase; Hayashi, Tamio

    2011-01-07

    FeCl(3) in combination with t-BuOOt-Bu as an oxidant was found to be an efficient catalyst for oxidation of alkylamides to α-(tert-butoxy)alkylamides. FeCl(2) and CuCl showed, respectively, almost the same and slightly lower activities compared with FeCl(3) in the tert-butoxylation of N-phenylpyrrolidone (1a), whereas no tert-butoxylated product was obtained by use of Fe(OTf)(3), RuCl(3), or Zr(OTf)(4). FeCl(3) was found to be effective also as a catalyst for the Friedel-Crafts alkylation with thus obtained α-(tert-butoxy)alkylamides. The Friedel-Crafts alkylation proceeded smoothly also in the presence of a catalytic amount of Fe(OTf)(3), RuCl(3), or Zr(OTf)(4). In contrast, FeCl(2) and CuCl, which showed certain activity toward the tert-butoxylation, failed to promote the Friedel-Crafts alkylation. Among the transition metal complexes thus far examined, only FeCl(3) showed high catalytic activities for both the oxidation and the Friedel-Crafts alkylation. The bifunctionality of FeCl(3) was utilized for the oxidative coupling of alkylamides with arenes through a tandem reaction consisting of oxidation of alkylamides to α-(tert-butoxy)alkylamides and the following Friedel-Crafts alkylation. The FeCl(3)-catalyzed oxidative coupling is applicable to a wide variety of alkylamides and arenes, though a combination of FeCl(3) with Fe(OTf)(3) was found to be effective for the reaction of arenes with low nucleophilicity. A Fe(II)-Fe(III) catalytic cycle is concerned with the tert-butoxylation, whereas a Fe(III) complex as a Lewis acid catalyzes the Friedel-Crafts alkylation.

  6. Ru(η6-arene) complexes of combretastatin-analogous oxazoles with enhanced anti-tumoral impact.

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    Biersack, Bernhard; Effenberger, Katharina; Knauer, Sebastian; Ocker, Matthias; Schobert, Rainer

    2010-11-01

    Oxazole-bridged combretastatin A-4 analogues bind to tubulin and exert anti-vascular and anti-angiogenic effects. When linked to Ru(η(6)-arene) complex fragments, conjugates with additional cytotoxic activity result which can ruthenate bionucleophiles such as DNA and proteins. For instance, the Ru(II)(p-cymene)(isonicotinate)Cl(2) complex 6a of the known 4-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)-5-(3-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)-oxazole 4a was far more active than the latter against cells of the p53-competent wild-type form of HCT-116 colon carcinoma at low 0.01 μM concentrations. A fast reaction of 6a with nucleophilic N-acetyl-L-cysteine was observed in NMR studies. The Ru(arene) complexes 6a-c were also more efficacious against combretastatin-refractory p53(+) cells of human HT-29 colon carcinoma when compared to their parent 4-(3,4-dimethoxy-5-methoxy/halo-phenyl)-5-(3-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)-oxazoles 4a-c. These cells are rich in ABC-transporters which are responsible for their multi-drug resistance and for which conjugates 6 are less good substrates than the phenols 4. Unlike 4a, its complex 6a also diminished the motility of human 518A2 melanoma cells in a wound-healing assay which is indicative of anti-metastatic activity in solid tumors. Overall, the Ru(arene) complex conjugates 6 broaden the anti-tumoral spectrum of the combretastatin A-4 analogues 4 considerably.

  7. Shaping the cavity of the macrocyclic ligand in metallocalix[4]arenes: the role of the ligand sphere.

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    Radius, U

    2001-12-17

    The coordination form of calix[4]arene ligands and therefore the cavity of the macrocyclic ligand can be controlled by other ligands in transition metal calix[4]arene complexes, if strong directing coligands such as oxo groups are used. This paper describes the synthesis and characterization of the d(0) transition metal complexes [Cax(OMe)(2)O(2)TiCl(2)] 1 (monoclinic, space group P2(1)/c, lattice constants a = 21.639(4), b = 20.152(3), c = 12.750(3) A, beta = 95.68(3), V = 5532.6(19) A(3)) and [Cax(OMe)(2)O(2)MoO(2)] 2 (monoclinic, space group P2/c, lattice constants a = 12.433(3), b = 16.348(3), c = 24.774(5) A, beta = 99.15(3), V = 4971.6(17) A(3)). Whereas in 1 the calix[4]arene ligand adopts an elliptically distorted cone conformation, the macrocyclic ligand binds in a paco-like conformation to the metal center of 2, in the solid state and in solution. This was predicted by density functional theory calculations on models of different isomers of 1 and 2: cis,cone-1',2', trans,cone-1',2', and cis,paco-1',2'. According to these calculations, the energetic difference of 72.9 kJ/mol between both cis-dioxomolybdenum compounds is quite pronounced in favor of the cis,paco isomer, and 28.0 kJ/mol for the titanium compounds in favor of the cis,cone isomer.

  8. [The Thiacalix [4] arene-Coumarin Fluorescence Probe Recognition for Fe³⁺ and Bovine Hemoglobin].

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    Li, Yan-qin; Mu, Lan; Zeng, Xi; Li, Jun; Yamato, Takehiko

    2015-11-01

    1,3-alternate coumarin substituted thiacalix[4]arene fluorescent probe 1 was synthesised from 1,3-alternate diethyl thiacalix[4]arene and 7-hydroxycoumarin by-step reactions. In DMSO/H₂O (φ, 3/7, pH 7) solution, the strong fluorescence emission and UV absorption of probe 1 can be selectively quenched or significantly enhanced by Fe³⁺ ion. The probe 1 showed high Fe³⁺ selective fluorescence quenching or absorption enhancement over commonly coexistent metal ions in neutral aqueous media, and the limit of detections were obtained as low as 10⁻⁸ mol · L⁻¹ of Fe³⁺ by fluorescence and absorption spectrometry. Spectral titration, isothermal titration calorimetry and mass spectrometry were showed that probe and Fe³⁺ form 1:1 complexes, the constant up to 10⁵ L · mol⁻¹ and coordinate process was spontaneous by the mole binding free energy and entropy of probe with Fe³⁺. In addition, the probe can identification bovine hemoglobin (BHb) over other proteins through quenched its fluorescence in DMSO/H₂O (φ, 1/9, Tris-HCl, pH 7, 0.1 mol · L⁻¹ NaCl) media. The limit of detection was obtained as 0. 12 µg · mL⁻¹ of BHb, as well as a linearity of 0.2-3.0 µg · mL⁻¹, indicating the probe of high sensitivity and quantitation range. It can be used as a selective recognition Fe³⁺ and BHb of thiacalix[4] arene fluorescent probe.

  9. Gold Electrodes Modified with Calix[4]arene for Electrochemical Determination of Dopamine in the Presence of Selected Neurotransmitters

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    Kurzątkowska, Katarzyna; Sayin, Serkan; Yilmaz, Mustafa; Radecka, Hanna; Radecki, Jerzy

    2017-01-01

    Here, we present an electrochemical sensor based on gold electrodes modified with calix[4]arene functionalized with carboxypiperidino groups at the upper rim. It has been demonstrated that these groups are involved in a complex formation with dopamine (DA) on the surface of gold electrodes. The supramolecular complex calix[4]arene–DA created on the gold electrode surface has been characterized electrochemically and the measuring conditions have been optimized. The presented sensor displayed a detection limit in the pM range. The DA determination was performed successfully in the presence of ascorbic acid, uric acid and selected neurotransmitters. PMID:28608815

  10. Catalytic, formal homo-Nazarov-type cyclizations of alkylidene cyclopropane-1,1-ketoesters: access to functionalized arenes and heteroaromatics.

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    Aponte-Guzmán, Joel; Taylor, J Evans; Tillman, Elayna; France, Stefan

    2014-07-18

    A catalytic, formal homo-Nazarov-type cyclization of alkylidene cyclopropanes (ACPs) to give functionalized arenes and heteroaromatics is reported. In the presence of a Lewis acid catalyst, the ACP 1,1-ketoesters undergo distal bond cleavage to afford an allyl cation intermediate. Adjacent π-attack on the allyl cation then provides a six-membered ring that undergoes rapid aromatization. In these cases, benzenoid products are formed in up to 98% yield. Strategic choice of the substitution about the ACP allows for the generation of other useful isomeric products in good yields.

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

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

    2016-02-01

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

  12. Photolysis of a bola-type supra-amphiphile promoted by water-soluble pillar[5]arene-induced assembly.

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    Guo, Shuwen; Liu, Xin; Yao, Chenhao; Lu, Chengxi; Chen, Qingxin; Hu, Xiao-Yu; Wang, Leyong

    2016-08-25

    A bola-type supra-amphiphile assembled from a water-soluble pillar[5]arene host (WP5) and a rod-coil guest molecule (G) containing a photoactive 9,10-dialkoxyanthracene group was successfully constructed, which could further assemble into a monolayer supramolecular vesicle. Interestingly, the photodecomposition rate of G was remarkably promoted after its aggregation with WP5, accompanied by the disassembly of the formed supramolecular vesicle, especially with the coassembly of a photosensitizer eosin Y, which has potential applications in phototherapy.

  13. A sugar-functionalized amphiphilic pillar[5]arene: synthesis, self-assembly in water, and application in bacterial cell agglutination.

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    Yu, Guocan; Ma, Yingjie; Han, Chengyou; Yao, Yong; Tang, Guping; Mao, Zhengwei; Gao, Changyou; Huang, Feihe

    2013-07-17

    A novel sugar-functionalized amphiphilic pillar[5]arene containing galactose groups as the hydrophlic part and alkyl chains as the hydrophobic part was designed and synthesized. It self-assembles in water to produce nanotubes as confirmed by TEM, SEM, and fluorescence microscopy. These nanotubes, showing low toxicity to both cancer and normal cells, can be utilized as excellent cell glues to agglutinate E. coli. The existence of galactoses on these nanotubes provides multivalent ligands that have high affinity for carbohydrate receptors on E. coli.

  14. Plagioclase and pyroxene hosted melt inclusions in basaltic andesites of the current eruption of Arenal volcano, Costa Rica

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    Streck, Martin J.; Wacaster, Sue

    2006-09-01

    In this study, we investigated melt inclusions hosted in pyroxene and plagioclase to find direct evidence for the composition of melt components in the pre-eruptive magmas of the current eruption of Arenal volcano and to further shed light on the petrogenetic history of remarkably uniform basaltic andesitic bulk compositions. Composition of melt inclusions ranges widely regardless of whether an inclusion is hosted by plagioclase or by pyroxene and whether crystals with inclusions came from tephra samples or from slower emplaced lava flows. However, inclusions from each type of host mineral have distinct evolutionary trends most consistent with being mainly introduced by post-emplacement crystallization of the enclosing host, which is also supported by the composition of groundmass glasses. At the least-modified compositions, plagioclase and pyroxene inclusion trends overlap allowing for identification of melt compositions entrapped by both phases and, thus, strongly suggesting that these melt compositions existed in the reservoir prior to entrapment. Most of these are "dacitic" (61 to 64 wt.% SiO 2) and strongly match phenocryst-poor dacitic magmas of earlier eruptive phases of Arenal [Borgia, A., Poore, C., Carr, M.J., Melson, W.G., Alvarado, G.E., 1988. Structural, stratigraphic, and petrologic aspects of the Arenal-Chato volcanic system, Costa Rica: evolution of a young stratovolcanic complex. Bull Volcanol, 50, 86-105], suggesting earlier dacitic magmas may have been generated by melt-extraction processes. Correction for host crystallization of some inclusions also suggests that melt components as mafic as ˜ 53 wt.% may have been entrapped. All melt components inferred to have existed in the magmatic reservoirs prior to entrapment have low Mg# (38-45) yielding evidence for liquid compositions required for crystallizing the bulk of observed pyroxene and likely also olivine. Water rich (> 5 wt.%, by difference) and probably undegassed (S = 400-1600 ppm, Cl =

  15. VISCOSITY AND EXPLOSIVE VOLCANISM: THE CASE OF ARENAL VOLCANO (COSTA RICA)

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    Bertolino, S.; Cigolini, C.; Alvarado, G. E.

    2009-12-01

    Arenal volcano has been erupting almost uninterruptedly for the last 36 years and its activity is characterised by persistent lava effusion alternating with strombolian eruptions and occasional explosive phases with associated pyroclastic flows. These events are related both to strong explosive events and to decompression of the magma column induced by the collapse of the summit “lava pool” which occupies the crater area. An accurate estimate of the crystal content has been obtained applying image analysis to optic microscope pictures and constraining Crystal Size Distribution. The CSD method allows to measure the population density and to gain information about the kinetics and dynamics of crystallization (Marsh 1988; Cashman & Marsh 1988). CSD plots shows that that data are uniform and linearly distributed, assuming a steady growth and over a certain period of time, we could be able to estimate the residence time of crystals in different formation setting and indicate a relatively high crystallinity (around 50%) and an average bubble content of 20% in volume. We examined the nature and the rheological properties of the juvenile materials involved in both major explosions and in the collapses of the lava pool and/or front occurred at Arenal in the years 1975, 1993, 1998, 2000 and 2001. To investigate the viscosity of the erupted magma we based our study on both experimental measurements applying the falling sphere techniques and the use of several modified Einstein-Roscoe equations. In order to have a realistic estimate of this parameter for the melt component (preserved as glass), we constructed a “modified-Tamman-Vogel-Fulcher (TVF) equation" by integrating the model of Giordano and Dingwell (at low temperatures) with that of Shaw (at high temperatures) and including a term for water content. Then we used the model suggested by Pinkerton and Stevenson (1992) in order to quantify the effect of the solid phase on the viscosity of the melt. Anhydrous melt

  16. NMR analysis of t‐butyl‐catalyzed deuterium exchange at unactivated arene localities

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    Eastman, Rachel

    2016-01-01

    Regioselective labelling of arene rings via electrophilic exchange is often dictated by the electronic environment caused by substituents present on the aromatic system. Previously, we observed the presence of a t‐butyl group, either covalently bond or added as an external reagent, could impart deuterium exchange to the unactivated, C1‐position of estrone. Here, we provide nuclear magnetic resonance analysis of this exchange in a solvent system composed of 50:50 trifluoroacetic acid and D2O with either 2‐t‐butylestrone or estrone in the presence of t‐butyl alcohol has shed insights into the mechanism of this t‐butyl‐catalyzed exchange. Fast exchange of the t‐butyl group concurrent with the gradual reduction of the H1 proton signal in both systems suggest a mechanism involving ipso attack of the t‐butyl position by deuterium. The reversible addition/elimination of the t‐butyl group activates the H1 proton towards exchange by a mechanism of t‐butyl incorporation, H1 activation and exchange, followed by eventual t‐butyl elimination. Density functional calculations are consistent with the observation of fast t‐butyl exchange concurrent with slower H1 exchange. The σ‐complex resulting from ipso attack of deuterium at the t‐butyl carbon was 6.6 kcal/mol lower in energy than that of the σ‐complex resulting from deuterium attack at C1. A better understanding of the t‐butyl‐catalyzed exchange could help in the design of labelling recipes for other phenolic metabolites. PMID:27645832

  17. NMR analysis of t-butyl-catalyzed deuterium exchange at unactivated arene localities.

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    Stack, Douglas E; Eastman, Rachel

    2016-10-01

    Regioselective labelling of arene rings via electrophilic exchange is often dictated by the electronic environment caused by substituents present on the aromatic system. Previously, we observed the presence of a t-butyl group, either covalently bond or added as an external reagent, could impart deuterium exchange to the unactivated, C1-position of estrone. Here, we provide nuclear magnetic resonance analysis of this exchange in a solvent system composed of 50:50 trifluoroacetic acid and D2 O with either 2-t-butylestrone or estrone in the presence of t-butyl alcohol has shed insights into the mechanism of this t-butyl-catalyzed exchange. Fast exchange of the t-butyl group concurrent with the gradual reduction of the H1 proton signal in both systems suggest a mechanism involving ipso attack of the t-butyl position by deuterium. The reversible addition/elimination of the t-butyl group activates the H1 proton towards exchange by a mechanism of t-butyl incorporation, H1 activation and exchange, followed by eventual t-butyl elimination. Density functional calculations are consistent with the observation of fast t-butyl exchange concurrent with slower H1 exchange. The σ-complex resulting from ipso attack of deuterium at the t-butyl carbon was 6.6 kcal/mol lower in energy than that of the σ-complex resulting from deuterium attack at C1. A better understanding of the t-butyl-catalyzed exchange could help in the design of labelling recipes for other phenolic metabolites. Copyright © 2016 The Authors. Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  18. Synthesis, structures and reactivity of group 4 hydrazido complexes supported by calix[4]arene ligands.

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    Clulow, Andrew J; Selby, Jonathan D; Cushion, Michael G; Schwarz, Andrew D; Mountford, Philip

    2008-12-15

    Reaction of TiCl(2)(Me(2)Calix) with 2 equiv of LiNHNRR' afforded the corresponding terminal hydrazido(2-) complexes Ti(NNRR')(Me(2)Calix) (R = Ph, R' = Ph (1) or Me; R = R' = Me (3)) which were all structurally characterized. The X-ray structure of Ph(2)NNH(2) is reported for comparison. Compound 1 was also prepared from Na(2)[Me(2)Calix] and Ti(NNPh(2))Cl(2)(py)(3). Reaction of ZrCl(2)(Me(2)Calix) with 2 equiv of LiNHNR(2) afforded only the bis(hydrazido(1-)) complexes Zr(NHNR(2))(2)(Me(2)Calix) (R = Ph or Me). Treatment of Ti(NNMe(2))(Me(2)Calix) (3) with MeI gave the zwitterionic hydrazidium species Ti(NNMe(3))(MeCalix) (6) via a net isomerization reaction which was found to be catalytic in MeI. The corresponding reaction of 3 with CD(3)I gave Ti(NNMe(2)CD(3))(MeCalix) (6-d(3)) with concomitant elimination of MeI. Reaction of 3 with 1 equiv of MeOTf gave [Ti(NNMe(3))(Me(2)Calix)][OTf] (7-OTf) which in turn reacted with (n)Bu(4)NI to form 6 and MeI. Addition of PhCHO to 3 gave the mu-oxo dimer [Ti(mu-O)(Me(2)Calix)](2) and benzaldehyde-dimethylhydrazone. Reaction of either 3 or 6 with (t)BuNCO gave the zwitterionic species Ti{(t)BuNC(NNMe(3))O}(MeCalix) (10) which has been crystallographically characterized. Compound 10 is the formal product of insertion of an isocyanate into the Ti=N(alpha) bond of a titanium hydrazide or hydrazidium species (Me(2)Calix or MeCalix = dianion or trianion of the di- or monomethyl ether of p-tert-butyl calix[4]arene, respectively).

  19. Complexation of 1,4-bis(pyridinium)butanes by negatively charged carboxylatopillar[5]arene.

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    Li, Chunju; Shu, Xiaoyan; Li, Jian; Chen, Songhui; Han, Kang; Xu, Min; Hu, Bingjie; Yu, Yihua; Jia, Xueshun

    2011-10-21

    The binding behavior of substituted 1,4-bis(pyridinium)butane derivatives (X-Py(CH(2))(4)Py-X, X = H, 2-methyl, 3-methyl, 4-methyl, 2,6-dimethyl, 4-pyridyl, and 4-COOEthyl) 1(2+)-7(2+), with negatively charged carboxylatopillar[5]arene (CP5A) has been comprehensively investigated by (1)H NMR and 2D ROESY and UV absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy in aqueous phosphate buffer solution (pH 7.2). The results indicated that the position of the substituents attached on pyridinium ring dramatically affects the association constants and binding modes. 3- and 4-Substituted guests (1(2+), 3(2+), 4(2+), 6(2+), 7(2+)) form [2]pseudorotaxane geometries with CP5A host, giving very large association constants (>10(5) M(-1)), while 2,6-dimethyl-substituted 5(2+) forms external complex with relatively small K(a) values [(2.4 ± 0.3) × 10(3) M(-1)] because the 2,6-dimethylpyridinium unit is too bulky to thread the host cavity. Both of the binding geometries mentioned above are observed for 2(2+), having one methyl group in the 2-position of pyridinium. Typically, the association constant of [2]pseudorotaxane 1(2+)⊂CP5A exceeds 10(6) M(-1) in water, which is significantly higher than those of previously reported analogues in organic solvents. The remarkably improved complexation of bis(pyridinium) guests by the anionic host was due to electrostatic attraction forces and hydrophobic interactions.

  20. [Study on the inclusion behavior of p-sulphonatocalix[4]arene with acridine by spectrofluorometric titrations].

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    Zhou, Yun-You; Lu, Qin; Liu, Chun; She, Shi-Ke; Yang, Xu-Lai; Wang, Lun

    2006-09-01

    p-sulphonatocalix[4] arene (1) was prepared according to the literature, and spectrofluorometric titrations were performed to investigate the inclusion behavior of (1) and acridine in citrate buffer solution (pH 5.92, 0.1 mol x L(-1)) at different temperatures. It was found that in definite concentration range, the emission peak of acridine exhibited a slight red shift and th fluorescence intensity decreased when (1) was added. They form stable host-guest complex, and the stoichiometry of the inclusion complex is 1 : 1. The stability constants of the inclusion complex at 15.0 degrees C, 20.0, 25.0 and 30.0 degrees C were determined as 3.08 x 10(5), 4.45 x 10(4), 2.58 x 10(4) and 8.90 x 10(3), respectively. The thermodynamic parameters of inclusion process, deltaG, deltaH and deltaS, were determined. The experimental results indicated that the inclusion process was an exothermic and enthalpy-driven process. It was found that the stability constants descended when temperature rose. The most probable pattern of the inclusion complex between (1) and acridine was proposed as: acridine partially goes into the cavity of (1), and the protonated N atom and the negatively charged sulphonyl group bond firmly owing to strong electrostatic interaction. With the main contribution of electrostatic interaction and the assistance of Van de Waals and hydrophobic interaction, the host and the guest molecules form 1 : 1 supramolecular complex.

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

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

    2012-03-01

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

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

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

    2016-05-10

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

  3. Electronic and structural effects on the nonlinear optical behavior in push-pull TTF/tricarbonyl chromiun arene complexes.

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    Insuasty, Braulio; Atienza, Carmen; Seoane, Carlos; Martín, Nazario; Garín, Javier; Orduna, Jesús; Alcalá, Rafael; Villacampa, Belén

    2004-10-15

    A novel D-pi-A system in which tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) and pi-extended TTFs as strong electron donors are covalently connected to a tricarbonyl (eta(6)-arene)chromium complex as the acceptor moiety through a systematically increased conjugated bridge of vinylene units (12a-c, 16a-c) have been synthesized by Wittig-Horner olefination reaction. The electronic spectra as well as the electrochemical data reveal a different behavior of TTF derivatives (12a-c) and of exTTF derivatives (16a-c). Cyclic voltammetry shows the influence of the tricarbonylchromium arene on the oxidation potentials in compounds 12a-c, and no remarkable effect is observed for exTTFs (16a-c). The nonlinear optical properties of 12a-c and 16a-c have been calculated by using the ab initio CPHF/6-31G//B3P86/6-31G model, and the time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) method has been used for the calculation of the electronic transitions. The calculations reveal that an intraligand charge-transfer transition (ILCT) and the metal to ligand charge-transfer transition (MLCT) are responsible for the nonlinear response. In addition, the large angles formed by the ground-state dipole moment and the vectorial hyperpolarizability are responsible for the mubeta values determined experimentally by the EFISH technique.

  4. Systematical investigation of binding interaction between novel ruthenium(II) arene complex with curcumin analogs and ctDNA.

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    Huang, Shan; Liang, Yu; Huang, Chusheng; Su, Wei; Lei, Xiaolin; Liu, Yi; Xiao, Qi

    2016-11-01

    In this study, the interaction between a novel ruthenium(II) arene complex with curcumin analogs and calf thymus DNA (ctDNA) was investigated systematically by viscosity measurement, the DNA melting approach, multispectroscopic techniques and electrochemical methods. The absorption spectra of the ctDNA-drug complex showed a slight red shift and a weak hypochromic effect. The relative viscosity and melting temperature of ctDNA increased on addition of the drug. The evidence obtained from fluorescence competitive experiments indicated that the binding mode of the drug with ctDNA was intercalative. Using acridine orange (AO) as a fluorescence probe, the drug statically quenched the fluorescence of the ctDNA-AO complex, and hydrogen bonding and van der Waals interactions played vital roles in the binding interaction between the drug and ctDNA. The influences of ionic strength, chemical denaturants and pH on the binding interaction were also investigated. Circular dichroism and Fourier transform infrared spectra suggested that this drug might bond with the G-C base pairs of ctDNA and the right-handed B-form helicity of ctDNA remained after drug binding. The intercalative binding between the drug and ctDNA was further investigated using electrochemical techniques. All these results suggested that the biological activity of ctDNA was affected by ruthenium(II) arene complex with curcumin analogs. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  5. Photodissociation of a ruthenium(II) arene complex and its subsequent interactions with biomolecules: a density functional theory study.

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    Wang, Hanlu; DeYonker, Nathan J; Zhang, Xiting; Zhao, Cunyuan; Ji, Liangnian; Mao, Zong-Wan

    2012-10-01

    The piano-stool Ru(II) arene complex [(η⁶-benz)Ru(bpm)(py)]²⁺ (benz = benzene, bpm = 2,2'-bipyrimidine, and py = pyridine), which is conventionally nonlabile (on a timescale and under conditions relevant for biological reactivity), can be activated by visible light to selectively photodissociate the monodentate ligand (py). In the present study, the aquation and binding of the photocontrolled ruthenium(II) arene complex [(η⁶-benz)Ru(bpm)(py)]²⁺ to various biomolecules are studied by density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent DFT (TDDFT). Potential energy curves (PECs) calculated for the Ru-N (py) bonds in [(η⁶-benz)Ru(bpm)(py)]²⁺ in the singlet and triplet state give useful insights into the photodissociation mechanism of py. The binding energies of the various biomolecules are calculated, which allows the order of binding affinities among the considered nuleic-acid- or protein-binding sites to be discerned. The kinetics for the replacement of water in the aqua complex with biomolecules is also considered, and the results demonstrate that guanine is superior to other biomolecules in terms of coordinating with the Ru(II) aqua adduct, which is in reasonable agreement with experimental observations.

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

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

    2016-08-05

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

  7. Benzocaine complexation with p-sulfonic acid calix[n]arene: experimental ((1) H-NMR) and theoretical approaches.

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    Arantes, Lucas M; Varejão, Eduardo V V; Pelizzaro-Rocha, Karin J; Cereda, Cíntia M S; de Paula, Eneida; Lourenço, Maicon P; Duarte, Hélio A; Fernandes, Sergio A

    2014-05-01

    The aim of this work was to study the interaction between the local anesthetic benzocaine and p-sulfonic acid calix[n]arenes using NMR and theoretical calculations and to assess the effects of complexation on cytotoxicity of benzocaine. The architectures of the complexes were proposed according to (1) H NMR data (Job plot, binding constants, and ROESY) indicating details on the insertion of benzocaine in the cavity of the calix[n]arenes. The proposed inclusion compounds were optimized using the PM3 semiempirical method, and the electronic plus nuclear repulsion energy contributions were performed at the DFT level using the PBE exchange/correlation functional and the 6-311G(d) basis set. The remarkable agreement between experimental and theoretical approaches adds support to their use in the structural characterization of the inclusion complexes. In vitro cytotoxic tests showed that complexation intensifies the intrinsic toxicity of benzocaine, possibly by increasing the water solubility of the anesthetic and favoring its partitioning inside of biomembranes.

  8. A new ligand system based on a bipyridine-functionalized calix[4]arene backbone leading to mono- and bimetallic complexes.

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    Dorta, Reto; Shimon, Linda J W; Rozenberg, Haim; Ben-David, Yehoshoa; Milstein, David

    2003-05-19

    The synthesis of a new ligand system for mono- and bimetallic complexes based on a calixarene is described. Ligand BBPC (3, bis(bipyridine)-calix[4]arene) is obtained in three steps in 40% overall yield by first brominating one of the methyl groups of the 4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine in two steps and subsequently reacting it with p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene under basic conditions. Reaction of BBPC (3) with 2 equiv of [Rh(NBD)(2)]BF(4) or [Rh(NBD)(CH(3)CN)(2)]BF(4) (NBD = norbornadiene) produces the bimetallic compound BBPC[Rh(NBD)BF(4)](2) (4). Treatment of the ligand with PdCl(2)(CH(3)CN)(2) leads to the isolation of the bimetallic complex BBPC[PdCl(2)](2) (5). When the nickel precursor NiBr(2)(DME) (DME = dimethoxyethane) is reacted with BBPC, the bimetallic complex BBPC[NiBr(2)](2) (6) is isolated which, upon crystallization from methanol, gives the mononuclear bis(bipyridine) complex BBPC[NiBr(OMe)] (7). Full characterization includes X-ray structural studies of complexes 4, 5, and 7. The bimetallic compounds 4 and 5 show metal to metal distances of 4.334 A (for 4) and 3.224 A (for 5). For all three complexes, unique molecular packing arrangements were found, based on hydrophobic/hydrophilic interactions.

  9. Multivalent calix[4]arene-based fluorescent sensor for detecting silver ions in aqueous media and physiological environment.

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    Lotfi, Behzad; Tarlani, Aliakbar; Akbari-Moghaddam, Peyman; Mirza-Aghayan, Maryam; Peyghan, Ali Ahmadi; Muzart, Jacques; Zadmard, Reza

    2017-04-15

    A new derivative of dipodal 1,3-calix[4]arene-based chemosensor (R), which was containing several binding sites have been synthesized and characterized by NMR, IR and LC-MS spectroscopic methods. The selectivity of Rhas been investigated in aqueous methanol, resulting in fluorescence shift and selective recognition of Ag(+) among 20 various alkali, alkaline earth and transition metal ions. Microstructural features of R and its complex with Ag(+)have been investigated by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). AFM images can clearly differentiate R from its complex of Ag(+). Moreover; the complicated binding mode of metal-ligand complex has been explored by UV-Vis, LC-MS, FIR, Fluorescence titration, Job's plot method and theoretical approaches. Density functional theory (DFT) method at B3LYP/LANL2DZ level of theory was employed for computational studies. Theoretical calculations revealed that selectivity and specificity of R toward Ag(+) could be attributed to structural conformation of 1,3-alternate-calix[4]arene scaffold and molecular electrostatic potential of its surface. Furthermore; the competitive experiments were carried out to test sensor's ability for practical uses. Finally, the efficiency of R in matrix of physiological cations was examined and showed gradual emission enhancement which makes R an ideal candidate for monitoring of Ag(+) in physiological environment.

  10. Catalytic consequences of open and closed grafted Al(III)-calix[4]arene complexes for hydride and oxo transfer reactions

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    Nandi, Partha; Tang, Wenjie; Okrut, Alexander; Kong, Xueqian; Hwang, Son-Jong; Neurock, Matthew; Katz, Alexander

    2013-01-01

    An approach for the control and understanding of supported molecular catalysts is demonstrated with the design and synthesis of open and closed variants of a grafted Lewis acid active site, consisting of Al(III)-calix[4]arene complexes on the surface of silica. The calixarene acts as a molecular template that enforces open and closed resting-state coordination geometries surrounding the metal active sites, due to its lower-rim substituents as well as site isolation by virtue of its steric bulk. These sites are characterized and used to elucidate mechanistic details and connectivity requirements for reactions involving hydride and oxo transfer. The consequence of controlling open versus closed configurations of the grafted Lewis acid site is demonstrated by the complete lack of observed activity of the closed site for Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley (MPV) reduction; whereas, the open variant of this catalyst has an MPV reduction activity that is virtually identical to previously reported soluble molecular Al(III)-calix[4]arene catalysts. In contrast, for olefin epoxidation using tert-butyl-hydroperoxide as oxidant, the open and closed catalysts exhibit similar activity. This observation suggests that for olefin epoxidation catalysis using Lewis acids as catalyst and organic hydroperoxide as oxidant, covalent binding of the hydroperoxide is not required, and instead dative coordination to the Lewis acid center is sufficient for catalytic oxo transfer. This latter result is supported by density functional theory calculations of the transition state for olefin epoxidation catalysis, using molecular analogs of the open and closed catalysts. PMID:23359705

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

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

    1984-01-01

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

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

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

    2007-02-01

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

  13. Efficient anodic and direct phenol-arene C,C cross-coupling: the benign role of water or methanol.

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    Kirste, Axel; Elsler, Bernd; Schnakenburg, Gregor; Waldvogel, Siegfried R

    2012-02-22

    C,C cross-coupling reactions for the synthesis of nonsymmetrical biaryls represent one of the most significant transformations in contemporary organic chemistry. A variety of useful synthetic methods have been developed in recent decades, since nonsymmetrical biaryls play an evident role in natural product synthesis, as ligand systems in homogeneous catalysis and materials science. Transformation of simple arenes by direct C,H activation belongs to the cutting-edge strategies for creating biaryls; in particular the 2-fold C,H activation is of significant interest. However, in most examples very costly noble metal catalysts, ligand systems, and significant amount of waste-producing oxidants are required. Electrochemical procedures are considered as inherently "green" methods, because only electrons are required and therefore, no reagent waste is produced. Here, we report a metal-free electrochemical method for cross-coupling between phenols and arenes using boron-doped diamond (BDD) anodes in fluorinated media. Our sustainable approach requires no leaving functionalities. Employing water or methanol as mediator represents the key improvement for achieving nonsymmetrical biaryls with superb selectivity and synthetic attractive yields.

  14. Potential Eye Drop Based on a Calix[4]arene Nanoassembly for Curcumin Delivery: Enhanced Drug Solubility, Stability, and Anti-Inflammatory Effect.

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    Granata, Giuseppe; Paterniti, Irene; Geraci, Corrada; Cunsolo, Francesca; Esposito, Emanuela; Cordaro, Marika; Blanco, Anna Rita; Cuzzocrea, Salvatore; Consoli, Grazia M L

    2017-05-01

    Curcumin is an Indian spice with a wide spectrum of biological and pharmacological activities but poor aqueous solubility, rapid degradation, and low bioavailability that affect medical benefits. To overcome these limits in ophthalmic application, curcumin was entrapped in a polycationic calix[4]arene-based nanoaggregate by a simple and reproducible method. The calix[4]arene-curcumin supramolecular assembly (Calix-Cur) appeared as a clear colloidal solution consisting in micellar nanoaggregates with size, polydispersity index, surface potential, and drug loading percentage meeting the requirements for an ocular drug delivery system. The encapsulation in the calix[4]arene nanoassembly markedly enhanced the solubility, reduced the degradation, and improved the anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin compared to free curcumin in both in vitro and in vivo experiments. Calix-Cur did not compromise the viability of J774A.1 macrophages and suppressed pro-inflammatory marker expression in J774A.1 macrophages subjected to LPS-induced oxidative stress. Histological and immunohistochemical analyses showed that Calix-Cur reduced signs of inflammation in a rat model of LPS-induced uveitis when topically administrated in the eyes. Overall, the results supported the calix[4]arene nanoassembly as a promising nanocarrier for delivering curcumin to anterior ocular tissues.

  15. Electronic spectra of jet-cooled calix[4]arene and its van der Waals clusters: encapsulation of a neutral atom in a molecular bowl.

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    Ebata, Takayuki; Hodono, Yuki; Ito, Takafumi; Inokuchi, Yoshiya

    2007-04-14

    The encapsulation of neutral guest has been studied for calix[4]arene (C4A) by forming van der Waals clusters with Ar and Ne in supersonic jets. The electronic transitions of these clusters suggest that the first Ar (Ne) is encapsulated inside the C4A cavity, while the next atoms are bound outside.

  16. New Class of Half-Sandwich Ruthenium(II) Arene Complexes Bearing the Water-Soluble CAP Ligand as an in Vitro Anticancer Agent.

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    Guerriero, Antonella; Oberhauser, Werner; Riedel, Tina; Peruzzini, Maurizio; Dyson, Paul J; Gonsalvi, Luca

    2017-05-15

    Ruthenium(II) arene complexes of 1,4,7-triaza-9-phosphatricyclo[5.3.2.1]tridecane (CAP) were obtained. Cytotoxicity studies against cancer cell lines reveal higher activity than the corresponding PTA analogues and, in comparison to the effects on noncancerous cells, the complexes are endowed with a reasonable degree of cancer cell selectivity.

  17. Controllable stereoselective synthesis of trisubstituted alkenes by a catalytic three-component reaction of terminal alkynes, benzylic alcohols, and simple arenes.

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    Li, Hai-Hua; Jin, Yin-Huan; Wang, Jie-Qi; Tian, Shi-Kai

    2009-08-21

    The acid-catalyzed three-component reaction of terminal alkynes, benzylic alcohols, and simple arenes provides convenient and atom-economic access to an array of both Z- and E-isomers of trisubstituted alkenes with excellent stereoselectivity by switching reaction temperature and acidic catalysts.

  18. Monofunctionalization of Calix[4]arene Tetracarboxylic Acid at the Upper Rim with Isothiocyanate Group: First Bifunctional Chelating Agent for Alpha-Emitter Ac-225

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    Chen, Xiaoyuan; Ji, Min; Fisher, Darrell R.

    2010-01-01

    A procedure is reported for synthesizing a novel, water-soluble bifunctional chelating agent derived from calix[4]arene. This chelate features tetracarboxylic acid groups at the lower rim as an actinium-225 ionophore, and an isothiocyanate functional group at the upper rim for labeling of the N-terminus of monoclonal antibodies through thiourea linkage. PMID:20651937

  19. Optical spectroscopy studies of the complexation of bis(azophenol)calix[4]arene possessing chromogenic donors with Ni2+, Co2+, Cu2+, Pb2+ and Hg2+

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    Shaabani, Behrouz; Shaghaghi, Zohreh; Khandar, Ali Akbar

    2012-12-01

    Due to their potential applicability as selective receptors in electrochemical or optical sensors, a bis(azophenol)calix[4]arene derivative H2L has been investigated. The complexation properties of this molecule towards Ni2+ and Co2+ metal ions has been studied. It is revealed that this ligand exhibits tetradentate with N2O2 core when bound to Ni (II) or Co (II) metal ion. The optical response of azo groups of H2L towards Ni2+, Co2+, Cu2+, Pb2+ and Hg2+ metal ions has been investigated in DMSO by UV-vis spectroscopy. The absorption spectra of calix[4]arene with cations show marked changes, especially for Co2+ ion. Furthermore, Job's plot indicate 1:1 binding-stiochiometry for calix[4]arene with Co2+ ion and Benson-Hilderbrand plot is used for the determination of its association constant. The investigation of UV-vis spectra of chromogenic calix[4]arene in different solvents shows that cis-trans isomerization of azo groups probably depends on kind of solvent. Also the different between the polarity and viscosity of organic solvents used is likely responsible for the changes of the band shape of the spectra.

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

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

    2014-07-25

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

  1. Encapsulation of Arn complexes by calix[4]arene: endo- vs. exo-complexes

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    Ebata, Takayuki; Hontama, Naoya; Haino, Takeharu; Apra, Edoardo; Xantheas, Sotiris

    2010-01-01

    The structure of the calix[4]arene(C4A) Arn complexes has been investigated by laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy, mass-selected resonant two-color two-photon ionization (2C-R2PI) spectroscopy, fragment detected IR photodissociation (FDIRPD) spectroscopy, and high level first principles electronic structure calculations at the MP2 and CCSD(T) levels of theory. C4A has a very high ability to form van der Waals complexes with rare gas atoms. For the C4A Ar dimer two isomers are observed. A major species shows a 45 cm 1 red-shift of its band origin with respect to the monomer, while that of a minor species is 60 cm 1. The binding energy of the major species is determined to be in the range of 350 2250 cm 1 from 2C-R2PI spectroscopy and FDIRPD spectroscopy. Two isomers are also identified in the quantum chemical calculations, depending on whether the Ar atom resides inside (endo) or outside (exo) the C4A. We propose a scheme to derive CCSD(T)/Complete Basis Set (CBS) quality binding energies for the C4A Ar complex based on CCSD(T) calculations with smaller basis sets and the ratio of CCSD(T)/MP2 energies for the smaller model systems benzene Ar and phenol Ar, for which the CCSD(T) level of theory converges to the experimentally determined binding energies. Our best computed estimates for the binding energies of the C4A Ar endo- and endo-complexes at the CCSD(T)/CBS level of theory are 1560 cm 1 and 510 cm 1, respectively. For the C4A Ar2 trimer the calculations support the existence of two nearly isoenergetic isomers: one is the {2:0} endo-complex, in which the Ar2 dimer is encapsulated inside the C4A cavity, and the other is the {1:1} endo exo-complex, in which one Ar resides inside and the other outside the C4A cavity. However, the experimental evidence strongly suggests that the observed species is the {2:0} endo-complex. The endo structural motif is also suggested for the larger C4A Arn complexes because of the observed systematic red-shifts of the complexes

  2. Synthesis and reactivity of calix[4]arene-supported group 4 imido complexes.

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    Dubberley, Stuart R; Friedrich, Andreas; Willman, David A; Mountford, Philip; Radius, Udo

    2003-08-04

    New mononuclear titanium and zirconium imido complexes [M(NR)(R'(2)calix)] [M=Ti, R'=Me, R=tBu (1), R=2,6-C(6)H(3)Me(2) (2), R=2,6-C(6)H(3)iPr(2) (3), R=2,4,6-C(6)H(2)Me(3) (4); M=Ti, R'=Bz, R=tBu (5), R=2,6-C(6)H(3)Me(2) (6), R=2,6-C(6)H(3)iPr(2) (7); M=Zr, R'=Me, R=2,6-C(6)H(3)iPr(2) (8)] supported by 1,3-diorganyl ether p-tert-butylcalix[4]arenes (R'(2)calix) were prepared in good yield from the readily available complexes [MCl(2)(Me(2)calix)], [Ti(NR)Cl(2)(py)(3)], and [Ti(NR)Cl(2)(NHMe(2))(2)]. The crystallographically characterised complex [Ti(NtBu)(Me(2)calix)] (1) reacts readily with CO(2), CS(2), and p-tolyl-isocyanate to give the isolated complexes [Ti[N(tBu)C(O)O](Me(2)calix)] (10), [[Ti(mu-O)(Me(2)calix)](2)] (11), [[Ti(mu-S)(Me(2)calix)](2)] (12), and [Ti[N(tBu)C(O)N(-4-C(6)H(4)Me)](Me(2)calix)] (13). In the case of CO(2) and CS(2), the addition of the heterocumulene to the Ti-N multiple bond is followed by a cycloreversion reaction to give the dinuclear complexes 11 and 12. The X-ray structure of 13.4(C(7)H(8)) clearly establishes the N,N'-coordination mode of the ureate ligand in this compound. Complex 1 undergoes tert-butyl/arylamine exchange reactions to form 2, 3, [Ti(N-4-C(6)H(4)Me)(Me(2)calix)] (14), [Ti(N-4-C(6)H(4)Fc)(Me(2)calix)] (15) [Fc=Fe(eta(5)-C(5)H(5))(eta(5)-C(5)H(4))], and [[Ti(Me(2)calix)](2)[mu-(N-4-C(6)H(4))(2)CH(2)

  3. Spectrofluorimetric determination of benzoimidazolic pesticides: effect of p-sulfonatocalix[6]arene and cyclodextrins.

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    Pacioni, Natalia L; Sueldo Occello, Valeria N; Lazzarotto, Márcio; Veglia, Alicia V

    2008-08-22

    The effect of the addition of a macrocyclic host (H) such as p-sulfonatocalix[6]arene (C6S), native and modified cyclodextrins (CDs), on the fluorescence of benzoimidazolic fungicides (P), like Benomyl (BY) and Carbendazim (CZ), has been studied. The fluorescence of BY in water at pH 1.000 and 25.0 degrees C was increased in the presence of C6S, alphaCD and hydroxypropyl-beta-CD (HPCD). The association constants determined by fluorescence enhancement showed weak interactions (K(A) approximately 10(1) to 10(2) M(-1)) between the fungicide with both CDs, whereas they were stronger with C6S (K(A) approximately 10(5) M(-1)). Molecular recognition of BY for C6S was mainly attributed to electrostatic interactions, and for CDs to the hydrophobic effect and hydrogen bond formation. On the other hand, the fluorescent behaviour of CZ in the presence of C6S at pH 6.994 was interpreted as the formation of two complexes with 1:1 (P:H) and 1:2 (P:H(2)) stoichiometry, the latter being less fluorescent than the free analyte. Relative fluorescence quantum yield ratios between the complexed and free BY (phi(P:H)/phi(P)) were 2.00+/-0.05, 1.40+/-0.03 and 2.8+/-0.4 for C6S, alphaCD and HPCD, respectively. The analytical parameters improved in the presence of C6S and CDs. The best limit of detection (L(D), ng mL(-1)) was 17.4+/-0.8 with HPCD. The proposed method with C6S and HPCD was successfully applied to fortified samples of tap water and orange flesh extract with good recoveries (91-106%) and R.S.D. (< or = 2%) by triplicate analysis. The method is rapid, direct and simple and needs no previous degradation or derivatization reaction.

  4. Laser Spectroscopic and Theoretical Studies of Encapsulation Complexes of Calix[4]arene

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    Kaneko, Shohei; Inokuchi, Yoshiya; Ebata, Takayuki; Apra, Edoardo; Xantheas, Sotiris S.

    2011-10-13

    The complexes between the host calix[4]arene (C4A) and various guest molecules such as NH3, N2, CH4, and C2H2 have been investigated via experimental and theoretical methods. The S1-S0 electronic spectra of these guest-host complexes are observed by mass-selected resonant two-photon ionization (R2PI) and laser induced fluorescence (LIF) spectroscopy. The infrared (IR) spectra of the complexes formed in molecular beams are obtained by IR-UV double resonance (IR-UV DR) and IR photodissociation (IRPD) spectroscopy. The supramolecular structures of the complexes are investigated by electronic structure methods (density functional and second order perturbation theory). The current results for the various molecular guests are put in perspective with the previously reported ones for the C4A-Rare Gas (Rg) (Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2007, 126, 141101) and C4A-H2O complexes (J. Phys. Chem. A, 2010, 114, 2967). The electronic spectra of the complexes of C4A with N2, CH4 and C2H2 exhibit red-shifts of similar magnitudes with the ones observed for the C4A-Rg complexes, whereas the complexes of C4A with H2O and NH3 show much larger red-shifts. Most of the IR-UV DR spectra of the complexes, except for C4A-C2H2, show a broad hydrogen bonded OH stretching band with a peak at ~3160 cm-1. The analysis of the experimental results, in agreement with the ones resulted from the electronic structure calculations, suggest that C4A preferentially forms endo-complexes with all the guest species reported in this study. We discuss the similarities and differences of the structures, binding energies and the nature of the interaction between the C4A host and the various guest species. This work was supported by the US Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for the US Department of Energy

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

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    Pratihar, Sanjay

    2016-03-14

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

  6. Detection of SO2, HCl and CO2 in Arenal Volcano Eruptive Plume Using MASTER Multispectral Images

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    Bonatti, J.; Berrocal, M.; Malavassi, E.

    2004-12-01

    The Costa Rica Airborne Research and Technology Applications (CARTA) Mission developed in March-April, 2003 was a join effort between the National Program for Airtransported Missions of the National Center for High Technology of Costa Rica formed by the four public universities in Costa Rica, and NASA. This mission took aerial infrared photography and multiespectral images using the MASTER sensor of 70% of the national territory of Costa Rica. Multiespectral images were taken from Arenal volcano at high (13780 m) and at low (3450 m) altitude. The MASTER images have an aperture ranging between 0.44 micrometers in the visible and 13 micrometers in the thermic infrared. In addition, the distribution of the 50 channels of the MASTER sensor, have been arranged to avoid the influence of water vapor, always present in large quantities in the atmosphere and also in volcanic gases. We determined that SO2 is clearly visible between 8.5-9.3 micrometers (LWIR), and CO2, H2S and HCl in a smaller bandwidth 3.5-4.4 micrometers (MWIR). Another gas detected at Arenal volcanic plumes is methane, in a bandwidth between 7.7-8.1 micrometers (LWIR). When both multispectral images were taken, Arenal volcano had an active lava flow descending its NE flank and no significative winds were blowing, so the eruptive plume was rising almost vertically from the active vent. Profiles of gas concentration collected from the above mentioned bands were performed on the image using the software ENVI to detect different species present in volcanic gases. The concentration of volcanic gases in the multiespectral image was largest above the active crater (north vent of Crater C), and lower on the short active lava flow whose blocks were cascading down up to 1 km on the NE flank. Significant amounts of SO2 were measured above the lava flow and the fan of cascading blocks suggesting that the cooling lava continues to release magmatic gases as their cascading blocks move down flank of the volcano. The

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

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

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

    2012-01-11

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

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

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

    2016-06-20

    Calix[4]arenes (C[4]s) are versatile platforms for the construction of polymetallic clusters containing paramagnetic metal ions. Synthetic modification at the C[4] methylene bridge allows for the design of bis-C[4]s that, depending on the linker employed, can be used to either dictate which clusters can be formed or direct the assembly of a new metal-organic polyhedron (MOP). The assembly resulting from the latter approach displays thermal stability and uptake of N2 or H2 gas, confirming that this is a viable route to the synthesis of new, functional supramolecular architectures. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  10. Friedel-Crafts-Type Intermolecular C-H Silylation of Electron-Rich Arenes Initiated by Base-Metal Salts.

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    Yin, Qin; Klare, Hendrik F T; Oestreich, Martin

    2016-02-24

    An electrophilic aromatic substitution (SE Ar) with a catalytically generated silicon electrophile is reported. Essentially any commercially available base-metal salt acts as an initiator/catalyst when activated with NaBAr(F)4. The thus-generated Lewis acid then promotes the SE Ar of electron-rich arenes with hydrosilanes but not halosilanes. This new C-H silylation was optimized for FeCl2/NaBAr(F)4, affording good yields at catalyst loadings as low as 0.5 mol %. The procedure is exceedingly straightforward and comes close to typical Friedel-Crafts methods, where no added base is needed to absorb the released protons.

  11. Friedel-Crafts Alkylation of Arenes Catalyzed by Ion-Exchange Resin Nanoparticles: An Expedient Synthesis of Triarylmethanes.

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    Reddy, B V Subba; Venkateswarlu, A; Sridevi, B; Aldeyab, Salem S; Vinu, Ajayan

    2015-09-01

    Friedel-Crafts alkylation of electron-rich arenes with aldehydes has been achieved in the presence of an active and selective Amberlyst-15 catalyst at the reaction temperature of 60 degrees C in solvent-free conditions. The catalyst exhibits a very high activity and offers the corresponding triarylmethanes in excellent yields with a high selectivity. The use of highly reactive and selective Amberlyist-15 makes this procedure simple, convenient, cost-effective, practical and environmentally friendly. This method provides an easy access to triarylmethanes in a single step using a readily available acidic ionic resin, which is a stable and easy to separate from the reaction mixture by a simple filtration technique.

  12. A vitamin B12 derivative catalyzed electrochemical trifluoromethylation and perfluoroalkylation of arenes and heteroarenes in organic media.

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    Hossain, Md Jakir; Ono, Toshikazu; Wakiya, Kosuke; Hisaeda, Yoshio

    2017-09-20

    The electrochemical trifluoromethylation and perfluoroalkylation of aromatic compounds mediated by a vitamin B12 derivative as a cobalt-based catalyst has been developed. The Co(i) species of a vitamin B12 derivative, prepared by controlled-potential electrolysis at -0.8 V vs. Ag/AgCl in methanol, reacted with RfI (Rf = CF3, n-C3F7, n-C4F9, n-C8F17, and n-C10F21) to form a Co-Rf complex. This complex released an Rf radical under visible light irradiation, which then reacted directly with non-activated (hetero)arenes to form the desired fluoroalkylated molecules through direct C-H functionalization. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a naturally derived vitamin B12 catalyzed trifluoromethylation and perfluoroalkylation of aromatic compounds as a cobalt-mediated catalyst.

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

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

    2007-10-04

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

  14. Molecular tectonics: pyridyl containing thiacalix[4]arene based tectons for the generation of 2- and 3-D silver coordination networks.

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    Ovsyannikov, A; Lang, M N; Ferlay, S; Solovieva, S E; Antipin, I S; Konovalov, A I; Kyritsakas, N; Hosseini, M W

    2013-01-07

    Three new organic tectons (2–4) based on the p-tert-butylthiacalix[4]arene backbone, blocked in the 1,3-alternate conformation, bearing four pyridyl coordinating moieties, have been synthesised and characterised in the solid state. The ligands are positional isomers and differ by the position of the N atom on the pyridyl unit (ortho for 2, meta for 3 and para for 4). Their combination with the Ag+ cation leads, reproducibly, to the formation of 2- and 3-D infinite silver coordination networks. Independent of the nature of the anion, the combination of 2 offering four (N,S) type chelates with the Ag+ cation affords an unprecedented diamond type 3D network. Both 3 and 4, behaving as tetrakis monodentate ligands, lead to the formation of 2-D architectures.

  15. Catalysis of the carbonylation of olefins by the cationic chromium complexes allyl(arene)dicarbonylchromium(I) tetrafluoroborates

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    Magomedov, G.K.I.; Morozova, L.V.; Sigachev, S.A.; Krivykh, V.V.; Taits, E.S.; Rybinskaya, M.I.

    1986-11-10

    A qualitative comparison of the catalytic activities of the title complexes and cobalt carbonyl showed that (arene)allyldicarbonylchromium(I) tetrafluoroborates are more active than cobalt carbonyl, and this applies particularly to (C/sub 6/H/sub 6/Cr(CO)/sub 2/..pi..-C/sub 3/H/sub 5/)/sup +/BF/sub 4/. The possibility is not ruled out that in the course of the synthesis the acid HBF/sub 4/ is generated, and this is known to be a catalyst for the Koch reaction, but in this reaction only secondary and tertiary carboxy derivatives, i.e., only products of addition in accordance with the Markovnikov rule, are formed. In view of these results the authors investigated the activity of the title complexes in the hydroformylation process, an important industrial method for the preparation of aldehydes and alcohols.

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

  17. Tetraazacalix[2]arene[2]triazine modified silica gel: a novel multi-interaction stationary phase for mixed-mode chromatography.

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    Zhao, Wenjie; Wang, Wenjing; Chang, Hong; Cui, Shiwei; Hu, Kai; He, Lijun; Lu, Kui; Liu, Jinxia; Wu, Yangjie; Qian, Jiang; Zhang, Shusheng

    2012-08-17

    A novel multi-interaction and mixed-mode stationary phase based on tetraazacalix[2]arene[2]triazine modified silica (NCS) was synthesized and characterized by infrared spectra, elemental analysis and thermogravimetric analysis. Mechanism involved in the chromatographic separation is the multi-interaction including hydrophobic, π-π, hydrogen-bonding, inclusion and anion-exchange interactions. Based on these interactions, successful separation could be achieved among polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, aromatic position isomers, organic bases and phenols in reversed-phase chromatography. Inorganic anions were also shown to be individually separated in anion-exchange chromatography by using the same column. Moreover, the results here also demonstrated that NCS based stationary phase could effectively reduce the adverse effect of residual silanol in the separation process. Such stationary phase with characteristics of multi-interaction mechanism and mixed-mode separation is potential for the analysis of complex samples.

  18. A calix[2]triazole[2]arene-based fluorescent chemosensor for probing the copper trafficking pathway in Wilson's disease.

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    Cho, Jihee; Pradhan, Tuhin; Lee, Yun Mi; Kim, Jong Seung; Kim, Sanghee

    2014-11-21

    A pyrenyl-appended calix[2]triazole[2]arene displaying excellent selectivity for Cu(2+) over other metal ions in pyrenyl excimer emission changes was synthesized. The binding mode with Cu(2+) was supported through nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) studies and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Fluorescence imaging demonstrates that this new copper sensor is capable of detecting intracellular copper in living cells. Furthermore, through colocalization of the probe with organelle trackers as a function of time, it was observed that copper initially accumulates in lysosomes and then decreases. These results provide evidence for a close relationship between copper and lysosomes in Wilson's disease. This system is the first Cu(2+) ion-induced fluorescent turn-on system used for imaging copper trafficking over time in a Wilson's disease model.

  19. Inclusion complex formation of ternary system: Fluoroscein-p-sulfonato calix[4]arene-Cu(2+) by cooperative binding.

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    Gawhale, Sharadchandra; Jadhav, Ankita; Rathod, Nilesh; Malkhede, Dipalee; Chaudhari, Gajanan

    2015-09-05

    The aqueous solution of fluorescein-para sulfonato calix[4]arene-metal ion complex has been studied based on absorption, fluorescence, (1)H NMR and FTIR spectroscopic results. It was found that the fluorescence intensity quenched regularly upon addition of pSCX4 and metal ion. The quenching constants and binding constants were determined for pSCX4-FL and pSCX4-FL-Cu(2+) systems. 1:1 stoichiometry is obtained for pSCX4-Cu(2+) system by continuous variation method. The NMR and IR results indicates the interaction among FL, pSCX4 and Cu(2+). The combined results demonstrate the cooperative binding to design the complex for ternary system. The life time for binary and ternary system has been studied. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. Synthesis, characterisation and in vitro anticancer activity of hexanuclear thiolato-bridged arene ruthenium metalla-prisms.

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    Furrer, Mona A; Garci, Amine; Denoyelle-Di-Muro, Emmanuel; Trouillas, Patrick; Giannini, Federico; Furrer, Julien; Clavel, Catherine M; Dyson, Paul J; Süss-Fink, Georg; Therrien, Bruno

    2013-02-25

    Hexanuclear thiolato-bridged arene ruthenium metalla-prisms of the general formula [(p-cymene)(6)Ru(6)(SR)(6)(tpt)(2) ](6+) (R=CH(2)Ph, CH(2)C(6)H(4)-p-tBu, CH(2)CH(2)Ph; tpt=2,4,6-tris(4-pyridyl)-1,3,5-triazine), obtained from the dinuclear precursors [(p-cymene)(2)Ru(2)(SR)(2)Cl(2)], AgCF(3)SO(3) and tpt, have been isolated and fully characterised as triflate salts. The metalla-prisms are highly cytotoxic against human ovarian cancer cells, especially towards the cisplatin-resistant cell line A2780cisR (IC(50) <0.25 μM). Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  1. Water-soluble pillar[7]arene: synthesis, pH-controlled complexation with paraquat, and application in constructing supramolecular vesicles.

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    Li, Zhengtao; Yang, Jie; Yu, Guocan; He, Jiuming; Abliz, Zeper; Huang, Feihe

    2014-04-04

    By the introduction of 14 anionic carboxylate groups at its two rims, a water-soluble pillar[7]arene (WP7) was synthesized. Its pH-controlled complexation with paraquat G1 in water was investigated. Host WP7 and guest G1 formed a 1:1 [2]pseudorotaxane with a high association constant of (2.96 ± 0.31) × 10(9) M(-1) in water. Furthermore, we took advantage of this novel molecular recognition motif to fabricate a supra-amphiphile based on WP7 and an amphiphilic paraquat derivative G2. The morphologies and sizes of self-assemblies of G2 and WP7⊃G2 were identified by transmission electron microscopy and dynamic light scattering.

  2. Spectrofluorometric study on the inclusion behavior of p-( p-carboxyl benzeneazo) calix[4]arene with norfloxacin

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    Zhou, Yunyou; Xu, Hongwei; Yu, Huapeng; Chun, Liu; Lu, Qin; Wang, Lun

    2008-07-01

    Spectrofluorometric titrations have been performed to investigate the inclusion behavior of p-( p-carboxyl benzeneazo) calix[4]arene (CBC4A) with norfloxacin (NFLX) in NaAc-HAc buffer solution (pH = 5.0). It was found that the fluorescence intensity of NFLX quenched regularly upon the addition of CBC4A. The results indicated 1:1 complex stoichiometry and an association constant of 8.21 × 10 5 L mol -1 at 20.0 °C were calculated by applying a deduced equation. Job's plot also verified the existence of 1:1 inclusion complex. The proposed interaction mechanism indicates that NFLX goes into (or partially goes into) the cavity of CBC4A with the help of hydrogen bonding and other forces. The various factors (pH value, ionic strength, and surfactants) affecting the inclusion process were examined in details.

  3. Stabilized rhodium(0) nanoparticles: a reusable hydrogenation catalyst for arene derivatives in a biphasic water-liquid system.

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    Schulz, J; Roucoux, A; Patin, H

    2000-02-18

    A colloidal system based on an aqueous suspension of rhodium(o) nanoparticles proved to be an efficient catalyst for the hydrogenation of arene derivatives under biphasic conditions. The rhodium nanoparticles (2-2.5 nm) were synthesized by the reduction of RhCl3 x 3H2O with sodium borohydride and were stabilized by highly water-soluble N-alkyl-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)ammonium salts (HEA-Cn). These surfactant molecules were characterized by measurements of the surface tension and the aqueous dispersions with rhodium were observed by transmission electron cryomicroscopy. The catalytic system is efficient under ultramild conditions, namely room temperature and 1 atm H2 pressure. The aqueous phase which contains the protected rhodium(0) colloids can be reused without significant loss of activity. The microheterogeneous behavior of this catalytic system was confirmed on a mercury poisoning experiment.

  4. Host-guest inclusion system of ferulic acid with p-Sulfonatocalix[n]arenes: Preparation, characterization and antioxidant activity

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    Chao, Jianbin; Wang, Huijuan; Song, Kailun; Wang, Yongzhao; Zuo, Ying; Zhang, Liwei; Zhang, Bingtai

    2017-02-01

    The inclusion complexes of ferulic acid (FA) with p-Sulfonatocalix[n]arenes (SCXn, n = 4, 6, 8) were prepared and characterized both in the solid state and in solution using fluorescence spectroscopy, 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (1H NMR), attenuated total reflectance-fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The results show that FA is able to form inclusion complexes with SCXn in a molar ratio of 1:1, causing a significant decrease in the fluorescence intensity of FA. The association constant of the inclusion complexes was calculated from the fluorescence titration data. 1H NMR spectroscopy analysis demonstrates that the aromatic ring and methoxy group of FA are partially covered by SCXn.

  5. Long-lived radical cation salts obtained by interaction of monocyclic arenes with niobium and tantalum pentahalides at room temperature: EPR and DFT studies.

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    Marchetti, Fabio; Pampaloni, Guido; Pinzino, Calogero

    2013-10-04

    The 1:3 reactions of the alkoxy arenes 1,4-(MeO)2 C6 H4 and 1,4-F2 -2,5-(MeO)2 C6 H2 with TaF5 in chloroform at 40-50 °C resulted in formation in about 35 % yield of the long-lived radical cation salts [1,4-(MeO)2 C6 H4 ][Ta2 F11 ] (2 a) and [1,4-F2 -2,5-(MeO)2 C6 H2 ][Ta2 F11 ] (2 b), respectively. The non-alkoxy-substituted [arene][M2 X11 ] [M=Ta, X=F: arene=C6 H5 Me (2 c), 1,4-C6 H4 Me2 (2 d), C6 H5 F (2 e), C6 H5 NO2 (2 f); M=Nb, X=F: arene=C6 H5 Me (4 a), 1,4-C6 H4 Me2 (4 b), C6 H5 F (4 c), C6 H5 NO2 (4 d); M=Ta, X=Cl: arene=1,4-C6 H4 Me2 (5)] were obtained from the 3:1 reactions of MX5 with the appropriate arene in chloroform at temperatures in the range 40-90 °C. Compounds 2-5 were detected by EPR spectroscopy (in CHCl3 ) at room temperature, and their gas-phase structures were optimized by DFT calculations. Formation of the M(IV) species [MX4 (NCMe)2 ] [M=Ta, X=F (3 a); M=Nb, X=F (3 b); M=Ta, X=Cl (3 c)] was ascertained by EPR spectroscopy on solutions obtained by treatment of the reaction mixtures with acetonitrile. Non-selective reactions occurred upon combination of 1,4-F2 -2,5-(MeO)2 C6 H2 with AgNbF6 (in CH2 Cl2 ) and 1,4-(MeO)2 C6 H4 with SbF5 . Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  6. Understanding the self-assembly process and behavior of metal-seamed pyrogallol[4]arene nanocapsules

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    Mossine, Andrew V.

    C-alkylpyrogallol[4]arenes (PgCs) are bowl-shaped compounds that are commonly used as supramolecular building blocks in the construction of larger entities such as capsules, nanotubes, and layered networks. Many of these assemblies are constructed using non-covalent means and, as such, are inherently unstable in polar media. Although metal coordination with the hydroxyl-rich PgC upper rim can be exploited to synthesize assemblies with enhanced stability, few reports of this can be found in the literature. Thus, a thorough investigation of these metal-seamed assemblies and their manipulation is of importance. Prior work in the Atwood lab has produced three examples of metal-organic nanocapsules (MONCs) based on PgCs. These include two hexameric MONCs (based on Cu2+ and Ga3+) as well as a single example of a dimeric MONC (based on Zn2+). As it was unknown whether other metal cations could lead to the formation of similar entities, PgC complexation experiments were conducted with other first series transition metal cations, notably Ni2+, Co2+ and Mn2+. All of these led to nanocapsular materials, which were identified and studied using single crystal X-ray diffraction (scXRD). Once the foundational studies were complete, syntheses were also performed under varied conditions, specifically with Ni2+ and Cu2+. This led to the characterization of both dimeric and hexameric MONCs with these two metals, as well as the characterization of many other capsular materials. The information collected from these experiments also led to an intriguing question: which specific conditions lead to the formation of dimeric vs. hexameric MONCs? To answer this question, solid-state analysis using scXRD was coupled to in situ analysis utilizing small angle neutron scattering (SANS). This work showed that the formation of the dimer is typically favored at higher temperatures while the formation of the hexamer is favored at lower temperatures for both of the metals tested. Studies that varied

  7. Encapsulation of Arn complexes by Calix[4]arene: Endo- vs. exo-complexes

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    Ebata, Takayuki; Hontama, Naoya; Inokuchi, Yoshiya; Haino, Takeharu; Apra, Edoardo; Xantheas, Sotiris S.

    2010-05-14

    The structure of the calix[4]arene(C4A)-Arn complexes has been investigated by laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy, mass-selected resonant two-color two-photon ionization (2C-R2PI) spectroscopy, fragment detected IR photodissociation (FDIRPD) spectroscopy, and high level first principles electronic structure calculations at the MP2 and CCSD(T) levels of theory. C4A has a very high ability of forming van der Waals complexes with rare gas atoms. For the C4A-Ar dimer two isomers are observed. A major species shows a 45 cm-1 red-shift of its band origin with respect to the monomer, while that of a minor species is 60 cm-1. The binding energy of the major species is determined to be in the range of 350 - 2250 cm-1 from 2C-R2PI spectroscopy and FDIRPD spectroscopy. Two isomers are also identified in the quantum chemical calculations, depending on whether the Ar atom resides inside (endo) or outside (exo) the C4A. We propose a scheme to derive CCSD(T)-quality binding energies for the C4A-Ar complex based on the ratio of CCSD(T)/MP2 energies for the smaller model systems Benzene-Ar and Phenol-Ar, for which the CCSD(T) level of theory converges to the experimentally determined binding energies. Our best computed estimates for the binding energies of the C4A-Ar endo- and endo-complexes at the CCSD(T)/Complete Basis Set (CBS) level of theory are 1560 cm-1 and 510 cm-1, respectively. For the C4A-Ar2 trimer the calculations support the existence of two nearly isoenergetic isomers: one is the {2:0} endo-complex, in which the Ar2 dimer is encapsulated inside the C4A cavity, and the other is the {1:1} endo-exo-complex, in which one Ar resides inside and the other outside the C4A cavity. However, the experimental evidence 3 strongly suggests that the observed species is the {2:0} endo-complex. The endo structural motif is also suggested for the larger C4A-Arn complexes because of the systematic red-shifts of the complexes with the number of bound Ar atoms suggesting that the

  8. The 1968 andesitic lateral blast eruption at Arenal volcano, Costa Rica

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    Alvarado, Guillermo E.; Soto, Gerardo J.; Schmincke, Hans-Ulrich; Bolge, Louise L.; Sumita, Mari

    2006-09-01

    The magmatic andesitic eruption of Arenal volcano on July 29-31, 1968, after centuries of dormancy, produced three new fissural craters (A, B and C) on its western flank and a multilayered pyroclastic deposit emplaced by complex transport mechanisms. The explosions were initially triggered by a volatile oversaturated (4-7 wt.% H 2O) magma. Several lines of evidences suggest a small blast surge, where a wood-rich pyroclastic deposit was emplaced as a ground layer, followed by several units of coarse-grained (Md Φ between - 0.65 and - 5.40) tephra deposits (LU: lapilli units, DAU: double ash units). LU-1, -2, -3, DAU-1 and -2 consist of unconsolidated and well- to poorly sorted vesiculated bombs and lapilli of andesite, some blocks, ash and shredded wood. The individual units are possibly correlated with the major explosions of July 29. The thickness of the deposits decreases with the distance from the volcano from 5.6 m to a few centimeters. On average, 90% of the components are juvenile (10% dense andesite and 90% vesicular). These coarse-grained beds were deposited in rapid succession by a complex transport process, involving normal fallout, strong ballistic trajectories with a lateral hot (˜ 400 °C) blast surge (LU, equivalent to A 1). Ballistic and coarse tephra sprayed in a narrow (85°) area within about 5.5 km from the lowest crater, and a high (ca. 10 km) eruption column dispersed airfall fine lapilli-ash > 100 km from the volcano. Ash-cloud forming explosions, producing thin pyroclastic surge and muddy phreatomagmatic fallout deposits (FLAU, equivalent to A 2 and A 3), closed the blast surge sequence. The successive explosions on July 30-31 mainly produced block and ash flows, and widely dispersed ash fall. The total volume of pyroclastic material is calculated as 25.8 ± 5.5 × 10 6 m 3 (9.4 ± 2.0 × 10 6 m 3 DRE). A model is proposed to explain the peculiarities of the formation, transportation and emplacement of the blast deposits. The intrusion of

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

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

    2014-05-01

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

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

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

    2016-07-18

    Binding of novel biphene[n]arene hosts to antiaromatic 7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ) are investigated by DFT. Biphene[4]arene favors the inclusion complex through noncovalent interactions, such as hydrogen bonding, π-π stacking, C-H⋅⋅⋅π, and C-H⋅⋅⋅H-C dihydrogen bonding. Donor-acceptor complexation renders aromatic character to the guest through charge transfer. The formation of TCNQ anionic radicals through supramolecular π stacking significantly influences its chemical and photophysical behavior. Electron density reorganization consequent to encapsulation of TCNQ reflects in the shift of characteristic vibrations in the IR spectra. The accompanying aromaticities arising from the induced ring currents are analyzed by employing nucleus-independent chemical shifts based profiles. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  11. Development and application of a new 25,27-bis(L-phenylalaninemethylester-N-carbonylmethoxy)-26,28-dihydroxy-para-tert-butylcalix[4]arene stationary phase.

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    Hu, Kai; Zhang, Yanhao; Liu, Junwei; Chen, Kangkang; Zhao, Wenjie; Zhu, Weixia; Song, Zhichao; Ye, Baoxian; Zhang, Shusheng

    2013-02-01

    A 25,27-bis(L-phenylalaninemethylester-N-carbonylmethoxy)-26,28-dihydroxy- para-tert-butylcalix[4]arene-bonded silica gel stationary phase was synthesized, structurally characterized and used for LC. Its separation mechanism was studied and compared with octadecyl-bonded stationary phase, as well as our previously prepared para-tert-butylcalix[4]arene-1,2-crown-4 stationary phase. Meanwhile, the chromatographic behaviors were investigated by using polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, monosubstituted benzenes, anilines, phenols, Tanaka tests solutes, fluoroquinolones, and flavonoids as probes. Mechanisms involved in the chromatographic separation included hydrophobic, π-π and π-electron transfer, hydrogen bonding, and inclusion interactions. Moreover, the column was successfully employed for the analysis of the illegal additive of melamine in milk product.

  12. Lanthanide Structures, Coordination, and Extraction Investigations of a 1,3-Bis(diethyl amide)-Substituted Calix[4]arene Ligand.

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    Beer, Paul D.; Drew, Michael G. B.; Kan, Mark; Leeson, Philip B.; Ogden, Mark I.; Williams, Gareth

    1996-04-10

    The synthesis and structure determinations of lanthanum, samarium, ytterbium, and lutetium complexes of 5,11,17,23-tetra-tert-butyl-25,27-bis((diethylcarbamoyl)methoxy)-26,28-dihydroxycalix[4]arene (L) are described. The four structures display similar characteristics with the trivalent lanthanide cation being encapsulated in an eight-coordinate oxygen environment, consisting of six oxygens from the calixarene, a water molecule, and unidentate picrate for lanthanum [La(L-2H)(picrate)(H(2)O)]; and bidentate chelating picrate for the other lanthanides [Ln(L-2H)(picrate)]Ln = Sm, Yb, Lu. Under optimised experimental conditions solvent extraction investigations showed the calix[4]arene ligand L exhibited generally very high percentage extractabilities of lanthanide cations into dichloromethane, presumably on account of the ligand's unique lower rim oxygen containing coordination sphere and its lipophilic exterior.

  13. Lanthanide structures, coordination, and extraction investigations of a 1,3-bis(diethyl amide)-substituted caliz[4]arene ligand

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    Beer, P.D.; Ogden, M.I.; Drew, M.G.B.

    1996-04-10

    The synthesis and structure determinations of lanthanum, samarium, ytterbium, and lutetium complexes of 5,11,17,23-tetra-tert-butyl-25,27-bis((diethylcarbamoyl)methoxy)-26,28-dihydroxycalix[4]arene (L) are described. The four structures display similar characteristics with the trivalent lanthanide cation being encapsulated in an eight-coordinate oxygen environment, consisting of six oxygens from the calixarene, a water molecule, and unidentate picrate for lanthanum [La(L-2H)(picrate)(H{sub 2}O)]; and bidentate chelating picrate for the other lanthanides [Ln(L-2H)(picrate)]Ln = Sm, Yb, Lu. Under optimised experimental conditions solvent extraction investigations showed the calix[4]arene ligand L exhibited generally very high percentage extractabilities of lanthanide cations into dichloromethane, presumably on account of the ligand`s unique lower rim oxygen containing coordination sphere and its lipophilic exterior.

  14. A Dual-Thermoresponsive Gemini-Type Supra-amphiphilic Macromolecular [3]Pseudorotaxane Based on Pillar[10]arene/Paraquat Cooperative Complexation.

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    Chi, Xiaodong; Yu, Guocan; Shao, Li; Chen, Jianzhuang; Huang, Feihe

    2016-03-09

    Herein, first we report the preparation of a thermoresponsive [3]pseudorotaxane from cooperative complexation between a water-soluble pillar[10]arene and a paraquat derivative in water. Then we successfully construct the first pillararene-based gemini-type supra-amphiphilic [3]pseudorotaxane from the water-soluble pillar[10]arene and a paraquat-containing poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) based on this new molecular recognition motif in water. This macromolecular [3]pseudorotaxane shows unique dual-thermoresponsiveness. Furthermore, it can self-assemble into polymeric vesicles at 37 °C in water. These vesicles can be further used in the controlled release of small molecules induced by cooling to 25 °C or heating to 60 °C.

  15. Qualitative analysis of the helical electronic energy of inherently chiral calix[4]arenes: an approach to effectively assign their absolute configuration.

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    Zheng, Shuang; Chang, Ming-Liang; Zhou, Jing; Fu, Jing-Wei; Zhang, Qing-Wei; Li, Shao-Yong; Qiao, Wei; Liu, Jun-Min

    2014-06-03

    For all microhelices on aromatic rings of inherently chiral calix[4]arene, an expression was derived from one approximation and one hypothesis on the basis of the electron-on-a-helix model of Tinoco and Woody as follows: 1/E = μ(H - KΔα2), where μ = 1 for the right-handed microhelix and μ = -1 for the left-handed microhelix; and H and K are constant and greater than zero. The expression correlates microhelical electronic energy (E) with the atom polarizability difference (Δα) on both microhelix ends, which intuitively and clearly shows the impact of helical substituent polarizability on helical electronic energy. The case analysis almost entirely proves that the qualitative analysis of the helical electronic energy of inherently chiral calix[4]arenes with the expression is scientific and can be used to effectively assign their absolute configuration.

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

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

    2016-03-01

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

  17. Metal-free annulation of arenes with 2-aminopyridine derivatives: the methyl group as a traceless non-chelating directing group.

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    Manna, Srimanta; Matcha, Kiran; Antonchick, Andrey P

    2014-07-28

    A novel annulation reaction between 2-aminopyridine derivatives and arenes under metal-free conditions is described. The presented intermolecular transformation provided straightforward access to the important pyrido[1,2-a]benzimidazole scaffold under mild reaction conditions. The unprecedented application of the methyl group of methylbenzenes as a traceless, non-chelating, and highly regioselective directing group is reported. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  18. [Synthesis of a novel calix[4]arene derivative with 2-methylquinoline and study of it's spectrum character with Zn(II) and Cu(II)].

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    Liu, Shi-Zhu; Tang, You-Wen

    2008-05-01

    A novel calix[4]arene derivative(25,27-two2-methylquinoline t-butylcalix[4]arene, MQBC) with the lower rim modified fluorescence groups was synthesized. IR spectra, elemental analysis, HNMR spectra and MS were used to determine its structure. Meanwhile, the spectra characters of MQBC and the fluorescent behaviors of the complex with zinc(II) and copper (II) were investigated, and the results showed that the lower rim oxygen atoms in calix[4]arenes may act as electrons donor to metal ions. Calix[4] arene was chosen as a basic skeleton of a photoresponsive ion carrier because its quinolin derivatives are known to emit fluorescence and absorb UV in the solution, and the information of the complex with metal ions will be known by spectra experiment. The UV absorbance became weak at the band of 226 nm but was enhanced at the band of 315 nm when it bound zinc ions, The complex constant(K) and binding ratio(x) were determined to be 2 064 L x mol(-1) and 1, respectively, by UV spectra experiment. It is expected that MQBC will be applied to the detection of trace zinc ions. The fluorecence spectra experiment found that MQBC is has feeble fluorecence attributed to the intramolecular photoinduced electron transfer(PET) between oxygen atoms and methylquinoline groups. When MQBC was combined with zinc(II) and copper(II), it caused the inhibiting photoinduced electron transfer process between oxygen atoms and methylquinoline groups leading to the enhancement of fluorescence. In addition, the photoinduced electron mechanism was discussed and the influence of the concentration of zinc(II) and copper(II) on the fluorescence intensities was studied.

  19. DNA Binding and Recognition of a CC Mismatch in a DNA Duplex by Water-Soluble Peptidocalix[4]arenes: Synthesis and Applications.

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    Alavijeh, Nahid S; Zadmard, Reza; Balalaie, Saeed; Alavijeh, Mohammad S; Soltani, Nima

    2016-10-07

    Water-soluble peptidocalix[4]arenes were synthesized by the introduction of arginine-rich narrow groove-binding residues at lower rims through solid-phase synthesis. The study of binding of these water-soluble bidentate ligands to well-matched and mismatched DNA duplexes by fluorescent titrations, ethidium bromide (EB) displacement assays, DNA-melting experiments, and circular dichroism (CD) analysis revealed a sequence-dependent groove-binding mechanism.

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

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

    2016-01-01

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

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

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

    2014-05-01

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

  2. 3-Hydroxyflavones vs. 3-hydroxyquinolinones: structure-activity relationships and stability studies on Ru(II)(arene) anticancer complexes with biologically active ligands.

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    Kurzwernhart, Andrea; Kandioller, Wolfgang; Enyedy, Éva A; Novak, Maria; Jakupec, Michael A; Keppler, Bernhard K; Hartinger, Christian G

    2013-05-07

    Ru(II)(η(6)-arene) complexes, especially with bioactive ligands, are considered to be very promising compounds for anticancer drug design. We have shown recently that Ru(II)(η(6)-p-cymene) complexes with 3-hydroxyflavone ligands exhibit very high in vitro cytotoxic activities correlating with a strong inhibition of topoisomerase IIα. In order to expand our knowledge about the structure-activity relationships and to determine the impact of lipophilicity of the arene ligand and of the hydrolysis rate on anticancer activity, a series of novel 3-hydroxyflavone derived Ru(II)(η(6)-arene) complexes were synthesised. Furthermore, the impact of the heteroatom in the bioactive ligand backbone was studied by comparing the cytotoxic activity of Ru(II)(η(6)-p-cymene) complexes of 3-hydroxyquinolinone ligands with that of their 3-hydroxyflavone analogues. To better understand the behaviour of these Ru(II) complexes in aqueous solution, the stability constants and pK(a) values for complexes and the corresponding ligands were determined. Furthermore, the interaction with the DNA model 5'-GMP and with a series of amino acids was studied in order to identify potential biological target structures.

  3. [Solid-phase microextraction coupled with capillary electrophoresis for doping analysis of propranolol enantiomers in urine using a sol-gel derived calix [4] arene fiber].

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    Zhou, Xingwang; Li, Xiujuan; Zeng, Zhaorui

    2006-01-01

    A new type fiber coated with diglycidyloxy calix [4] arene/hydroxy-terminated silicone oil (diglycidyloxy-C [4] arene/OH-TSO) made by sol-gel method was prepared for capillary electrophoresis (CE) sample pretreatment. By using headspace solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME) combined with a novel back-extraction facility coupled off-line to capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE), the determination of propranolol enantiomers in urine was achieved with combination of ultrasonic back-extraction and field amplified sample injection (FASI) technologies. Extraction and back-extraction parameters were optimized. The clean-up effect and preconcentration effect were realized without derivatization during the SPME process in terms of this strongly polar and thermally stable compound. Preconcentration of the sample by calix [4] arene fiber increased the sensitivity, yielding a limit of detection (LOD) of 0.01 mg/L by CZE-diode array detection (DAD). Method repeatability (relative standard deviations (RSD) < 6.5%) and fiber reusability (> 150 extraction procedures) were observed over a wide linear range of propranolol (0.05 - 10 mg/L) in urine samples. Compared with commercial SPME stationary phases, the new coating showed higher extraction efficiency and this SPME-CZE-DAD procedures could meet the demand of minimum required performance limits (MRPL) set by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for the detection of propranolol in urine samples.

  4. 1-(2-biphenyl)-3-methyltriazenide-N-oxide as a template for intramolecular copper(II)⋯arene-π interactions

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

    2016-01-01

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

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

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    Sun, Haoran; Putta, Anjaneyulu; Billion, Michael

    2012-08-02

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

  6. Photoactive binary and ternary lanthanide (Eu3+, Tb3+, Nd3+) hybrids with p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene derived Si-O linkages and polymers.

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    Qiao, Xiao-Fei; Zhang, Hai-Yan; Yan, Bing

    2010-10-14

    Through the reaction between the hydroxyl groups of p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene derivatives (Calix-Br, Calix-AC) and the isocyanate group of 3-(triethoxysilyl)-propyl isocyanate (TEPIC), two novel kinds of functional polysilsesquioxanes linkage precursors Calix-Br-Si and Calix-AC-Si have been synthesized. Then the binary and ternary hybrid materials are assembled with chemical bonds, which are composed of lanthanide ion centres (Eu(3+), Tb(3+), Nd(3+)), precursors Calix-Br-Si or Calix-AC-Si and the organic polymers [poly(4-vinylpyridine) (PVPD) or poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)]. The composition and physical properties of these hybrids are characterized, especially comparing the photoluminescent characters. It is found that the hybrids with modified p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene derivative units show better photoluminescent properties than pure original p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene units or lanthanide complexes. Besides, introduction of polymer chain is favorable for the thermal stability, regular microstructure and luminescence of hybrid systems. Among the europium hybrids, the hybrids containing the polymer PMMA possesses the longest lifetime and highest quantum efficiency.

  7. Molecular binding behavior of water-soluble calix[4]arenes with asymmetric 4,4'-bipyridinium guests in aqueous solution: regioselective recognition or not?

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    Wang, Kui; Cui, Jian-Hua; Xing, Si-Yang; Dou, Hong-Xi

    2016-11-22

    The molecular binding behavior of water-soluble calix[4]arenes (p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene (SC4A) and p-sulfonatothiacalix[4]arene (STC4A)) with two asymmetric 4,4'-bipyridinium guests (N-methyl-N'-adamantane carbomethyl-4,4'-bipyridinium dibromide (MVAd(2+)) and N-methyl-N'-(naphthalen-2-ylmethyl)-4,4'-bipyridinium bromide iodide (MVNp(2+))) was systematically studied using NMR spectroscopy and microcalorimetry in a neutral aqueous solution. Either the methyl group or the adamantane moiety in MVAd(2+) could enter into the SC4A and STC4A cavities, without regioselectivity. The STC4A cavity can also accommodate MVNp(2+), either through incorporation of the methyl group or the naphthalene moiety, without regioselectivity. However, we were surprised to find that MVNp(2+) could only be included within the SC4A cavity through incorporation of the methyl group, with regioselectivity, which is rare for a flexible host. Furthermore, both SC4A and STC4A can form stable inclusion complexes with the two investigated asymmetric 4,4'-bipyridinium guests, driven by very favorable enthalpy changes, and the thermodynamic origins of the host selectivities for MVAd(2+) and MVNp(2+) can be well explained through their binding modes. The finding of this novel regioselective recognition is promising for potential applications in the development of more sophisticated biomimetic materials.

  8. Ru-η(6) -arene cations [{(Ph2 PC6 H4 )2 B(η(6) -Ph)}RuX](+) (X=Cl, H) as Lewis acids.

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    Boone, Michael P; Stephan, Douglas W

    2014-03-17

    The reactivity of [{(Ph2 PC6 H4 )2 B(η(6) -Ph)}RuCl][B(C6 F5 )4 ] (1) as a Lewis acid was investigated. Treatment of 1 with mono and multidentate phosphorus Lewis bases afforded the Lewis acid-base adducts with the ortho-carbon atom of the coordinated arene ring. Similar reactivity was observed upon treatment with N-heterocyclic carbenes; however, adduct formation occurred at both ortho- and para-carbon atoms of the bound arene with the para-position being favoured by increased steric demands. Interestingly treatment with isocyanides resulted in adduct formation with the B-centre of the ligand framework. The hydride-cation [{(Ph2 PC6 H4 )2 B(η(6) -Ph)}RuH] [B(C6 F5 )4 ] was prepared via reaction of 1 with silane. This species in the presence of a bulky phosphine behaves as a frustrated Lewis pair (FLP) to activate H2 between the phosphorus centre and the ortho-carbon atom of the η(6) -arene ring. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

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

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

    2015-02-05

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

  10. Intracrustal origin of Arenal basaltic andesite in the light of solid melt interactions and related compositional buffering

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    Cigolini, Corrado

    1998-11-01

    The origin of Arenal basaltic andesite can be explained in terms of fractional crystallization of a parental high-alumina basalt (HAB), which assimilates crustal rocks during its storage, ascent and evolution. Contamination of this melt by Tertiary calc-alkalic intrusives (quartz-diorite and granite, with 87Sr/ 86Sr ratios ranging 0.70381-0.70397, nearly identical with those of the Arenal lavas) occurs at upper crustal levels, following the interaction of ascending basaltic magma masses with gabbroic-anorthositic layers. Fragments of these layers are found as inclusions within Arenal lavas and tephra and may show reaction rims (1-5 mm thick, consisting of augite, hypersthene, bytownitic-anorthitic plagioclase, and granular titanomagnetite) at the gabbro-lava interface. These reaction rims indicate that complete `assimilation' was prevented since the temperature of the host basaltic magma was not high enough to melt the gabbroic materials (whose mineral phases are nearly identical to the early formed liquidus phases in the differentiating HAB). Olivine gabbros crystallized at pressure of about 5-6 kbar and equilibrated with the parental HAB at pressures of 3-6 kbar (both under anhydrous and hydrous conditions), and temperatures ranging 1000-1100°C. In particular, `deeper' interactions between the mafic inclusions and the hydrous basaltic melt (i.e., with about 3.5 wt.% H 2O) are likely to occur at 5.4 (±0.4) kbar and temperatures approaching 1100°C. The olivine gabbros are thus interpreted as cumulates which represent crystallized portions of earlier Arenal-type basalts. Some of the gabbros have been `mildly' tectonized and recrystallized to give mafic granulites that may exhibit a distinct foliation. Below Arenal volcano a zoned magma chamber evolved prior the last eruptive cycle: three distinct andesitic magma layers were produced by simple AFC of a high-alumina basalt (HAB) with assimilation of Tertiary quartz-dioritic and granitic rocks. Early erupted 1968

  11. Synthesis and adsorption properties of p-sulfonated calix[4 and 6]arene-intercalated layered double hydroxides

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    Sasaki, Satoru; Aisawa, Sumio; Hirahara, Hidetoshi; Sasaki, Akira; Nakayama, Hirokazu; Narita, Eiichi . E-mail: enarita@iwate-u.ac.jp

    2006-04-15

    The intercalation of water-soluble p-sulfonated calix[4 and 6]arene (CS4 and CS6) in the interlayer of the Mg-Al and Zn-Al layered double hydroxide (LDH) by the coprecipitation method has been investigated, as well as the adsorption properties of the resulting CS/LDHs for benzyl alcohol (BA) and p-nitrophenol (NP) to prepare new microporous organic-inorganic hybrid adsorbents. The amount and arrangement of CS intercalated was different by the kind of the host metal ions. CS4 cavity axis was perpendicular for the Mg-Al LDH basal layer and parallel for the Zn-Al LDH basal layer, while CS6 cavity axis was perpendicular for both the LDH basal layers. In the BET surface area measurement, the surface area of the Zn-Al/CS4/LDH was four times than that of the Mg-Al/CS4/LDH, expecting that the former has higher adsorption capacity than the latter. In fact, the adsorption ability of the CS/LDHs for BA and NP in aqueous solution was found to be larger in the Zn-Al/CS4/LDH than in the Mg-Al/CS4/LDH. In addition, the adsorption ability of both the LDHs was larger in the CS6/LDHs than in the CS4/LDHs. These results were explained by the difference in the amount and arrangement of CS intercalated in the LDH interlayer space.

  12. Protonation of calix[4]arene-(2,3-naphthylene-crown-6,crown-6): Experimental and theoretical study

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    Kvíčalová, Magdalena; Makrlík, Emanuel; Böhm, Stanislav; Vaňura, Petr; Asfari, Zouhair

    2017-04-01

    On the basis of extraction experiments and γ-activity measurements, the extraction constant corresponding to the equilibrium H3O+ (aq) + 1·Na+ (nb) ⇄1·H3O+ (nb) + Na+ (aq) occurring in the two-phase water-nitrobenzene system (1 = calix[4]arene-(2,3-naphthylene-crown-6,crown-6); aq = aqueous phase, nb = nitrobenzene phase) was determined as log Kex(H3O+,1·Na+) = -0.2 ± 0.1. Further, the stability constant of the 1·H3O+ complex in nitrobenzene saturated with water was calculated for a temperature of 25 °C: log βnb(1·H3O+) = 5.9 ± 0.2. Finally, applying quantum chemical DFT calculations, the most probable structure of the cationic complex species 1·H3O+ was derived. In the resulting complex, the "central" cation H3O+ is bound by three strong hydrogen bonds to two phenoxy oxygen atoms and to one ethereal oxygen from the crown-6 moiety of the parent ligand 1. The interaction energy, E(int), of the considered 1·H3O+ complex was found to be -416.0 kJ/mol, confirming the formation of this cationic species as well.

  13. New water soluble Hg2 + selective fluorescent calix[4]arenes: Synthesis and application in living cells imaging

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    Oguz, Mehmet; Bhatti, Asif Ali; Karakurt, Serdar; Aktas, Mehmet; Yilmaz, Mustafa

    2017-01-01

    The present study demonstrates the synthesis of water-soluble fluorescent calix[4]arenes (6 and 7) and its application in living cell imaging for Hg2 + detection at a low level. The synthesized fluorescent ligands 6 and 7 were characterized by 1H NMR technique. The fluorescent study showed both water soluble ligands were Hg2 + selective and follow photo-induced electron transfer (PET) process. From the fluorimeter titration experiment detection limit was calculated as 1.14 × 10- 5 and 3.42 × 10- 5 for ligand 6 and 7, respectively. From the Benesi-Hildebrand plot binding constant values were evaluated as 666.7 and 733.3 M- 1 for 6 and 7, respectively. The interactions between ligands 6 and 7 and Hg2 + were also demonstrated in living cells, SW-620, using Fluorescent Cell Imager. While ligands 6 and 7 alone show fluorescent properties, they loss their action with the presence of Hg2 + in SW-620 cells.

  14. Site-directed mutagenesis of bacterial cellulose synthase highlights sulfur-arene interaction as key to catalysis.

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    Sun, Shi-Jing; Horikawa, Yoshiki; Wada, Masahisa; Sugiyama, Junji; Imai, Tomoya

    2016-11-03

    Cellulose is one of the most abundant biological polymers on Earth, and is synthesized by the cellulose synthase complex in cell membranes. Although many cellulose synthase genes have been identified over the past 25 years, functional studies of cellulose synthase using recombinant proteins have rarely been conducted. In this study, we conducted a functional analysis of cellulose synthase with site-directed mutagenesis, by using recombinant cellulose synthase reconstituted in living Escherichia coli cells that we recently constructed (cellulose-synthesizing E. coli, CESEC). We demonstrated that inactivating mutations at an important amino acid residue reduced cellulose production. In this study, an interesting loss-of-function mutation occurred on Cys308, whose main chain carbonyl plays an important role for locating the cellulose terminus. Mutating this cysteine to serine, thus changing sulfur to oxygen in the side chain, abolished cellulose production in addition to other apparent detrimental mutations. This unexpected result highlights that the thiol side-chain of this cysteine plays an active role in catalysis, and additional mutation experiments indicated that the sulfur-arene interaction around Cys308 is a key in cellulose-synthesizing activity. Data obtained by CESEC shed light on the function of cellulose synthase in living cells, and will deepen our understanding of the mechanism of cellulose synthase. Copyright © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  15. Alkali metal cation complexation by 1,3-alternate, mono-ionisable calix[4]arene-benzocrown-6 compounds

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    Surowiec, Malgorzata A.; Custelcean, Radu; Surowiec, Kazimierz; ...

    2014-04-23

    Alkali metal cation extraction behavior for two series of 1,3-alternate, mono-ionizable calix[4]arene-benzocrown-6 compounds is examined. In Series 1, the proton-ionizable group is a substituent on the benzo group of the polyether ring that directs it away from the crown ether cavity. In Series 2, the proton-ionizable group is attached to one para position in the calixarene framework, thus positioning it over the crown ether ring. Competitive solvent extraction of alkali metal cations from aqueous solutions into chloroform shows high Cs+ efficiency and selectivity. Single-species extraction pH profiles of Cs+ for Series 1 and 2 ligands with the same proton-ionizable groupmore » are very similar. Thus, association of Cs+ with the calixcrown ring is more important than the the proton-ionizable group’s position in relation to the crown ether cavity. Solid-state structures are presented for two unionized ligands from Series 2, as is a crystal containing two different ionized ligand–Cs+ complexes.« less

  16. Extraction of Cesium by a Calix[4]arene-Crown-6 Ether Bearing a Pendant amine Group

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    Harmon, Ben; Ensor, Dale; Delmau, Laetitia Helene; Moyer, Bruce A

    2007-01-01

    The goal of this work was to evaluate the role of the amino group of 5-aminomethylcalix[4]arene-[bis-4-(2-ethylhexyl)benzo-crown-6] (AMBEHB) in the extraction of cesium from acidic and basic mixtures of sodium nitrate and other concentrated salts. The extraction of cesium from nitrate media was measured as a function of extractant concentration, nitrate concentration, cesium concentration, and pH over the range 1-13. The initial studies showed a moderate decrease in the extraction of cesium in acidic media, which indicated the binding of cesium by the calixarene-crown was weakened by the protonation of the amine group. The results also indicated that a 1:1:1 Cs-ligand-nitrate complex is formed in the organic phase. To further evaluate AMBEHB, the empirical data were mathematically modeled to determine the formation constants of the complexes formed in the organic phase. The resulting formation constants showed that the attachment of the amine group to the calixarene-crown molecule reduced the binding stability for the cesium ion upon contact with an acidic solution. This supports the hypothesis of charge repulsion as the basis for more efficient stripping of cesium via pH-switching.

  17. Study of the U/Am separation with supported calix[6]arene in the aim of urinary actinides analysis.

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    Poriel, L; Boulet, B; Cossonnet, C; Bouvier-Capely, C

    2007-01-01

    The aim of this work is to propose an alternative radiochemical procedure for the analysis of U, Pu and Am in urine, which is one of the controls used to monitor workers exposed to risk of internal contamination with actinides. Previous studies have demonstrated the extraction efficiency of these molecules towards uranium and plutonium, the affinity of calix[6]arenes bearing hydroxamic acid groups (LHH3) and carboxylic groups (LCH3) towards americium were studied in this paper by solvent extraction. The results showed that LHH3 and LCH3 have a very good affinity for americium and enhance the possibility of separating Pu from U and Am. Experiments were performed to perfect the separation of U/Am. The immobilisation of these calixarenes on polymer supports was also investigated for routine applications. Supported calixarenes LCH3 and LHH3 presented the same performances as those obtained in a liquid-liquid system and, hence, are a promising system for the analysis of actinides. These molecules and their uses have been protected (patent pending).

  18. Molecular tectonics: anion control of dimensionality and connectivity in meta-pyridyl appended tetramercaptotetrathiacalix[4]arene based silver coordination networks.

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    Ovsyannikov, A; Ferlay, S; Solovieva, S E; Antipin, I S; Konovalov, A I; Kyritsakas, N; Hosseini, M W

    2014-01-07

    The combination of the same organic tecton 1, a meta-pyridyl appended tetramercaptotetrathiacalix[4]arene in 1,3-alternate conformation offering four pyridyl units and eight thioether groups, with three silver salts AgX (X = BF4(-), NO3(-) and SbF6(-)) leads, under identical conditions (concentration, temperature and solvent system), to the formation of different silver coordination networks. Both the connectivity and the dimensionality of the three silver coordination networks depend on the nature of the anion used as a counter ion. Whereas the weakly coordinating BF4(-) anion does not participate in the formation of the non-tubular 1D coordination network, the coordinating NO3(-) anion is bound to the metal cation and this leads to the formation of a tubular 1D silver coordination network. In both cases, the eight S atoms of the tecton 1 do not take part in the binding of the cation. In marked contrast, when the SbF6(-) anion is used as a counter ion, the organic tecton 1 behaves as a tetrakismonodentate through its four meta-pyridyl moieties and as a bischelating unit of the SCCS type leading thus to the formation of a porous 3D diamondoid-type network.

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

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

    2015-05-01

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

  20. Interaction of the cesium cation with calix[4]arene-bis(t-octylbenzo-18-crown-6): Extraction and DFT study

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    Makrlik, Emanuel; Toman, Petr; Vanura, Petr; Moyer, Bruce A

    2013-01-01

    From extraction experiments and c-activity measurements, the extraction constant corresponding to the equilibrium Cs+ (aq) + I (aq) + 1 (org),1Cs+ (org) + I (org) taking place in the two-phase water-phenyltrifluoromethyl sulfone (abbrev. FS 13) system (1 = calix[4]arene-bis(t-octylbenzo-18-crown-6); aq = aqueous phase, org = FS 13 phase) was evaluated as logKex (1Cs+, I) = 2.1 0.1. Further, the stability constant of the 1Cs+ complex in FS 13 saturated with water was calculated for a temperature of 25 C: log borg (1Cs+) = 9.9 0.1. Finally, by using quantum mechanical DFT calculations, the most probable structure of the cationic complex species 1Cs+ was derived. In the resulting 1Cs+ complex, the central cation Cs+ is bound by eight bond interactions to six oxygen atoms of the respective 18-crown-6 moiety and to two carbons of the corresponding two benzene rings of the parent ligand 1 via cation p interaction.

  1. Alkali metal cation complexation by 1,3-alternate, mono-ionisable calix[4]arene-benzocrown-6 compounds

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    Surowiec, Malgorzata A.; Custelcean, Radu; Surowiec, Kazimierz; Bartsch, Richard A.

    2014-04-23

    Alkali metal cation extraction behavior for two series of 1,3-alternate, mono-ionizable calix[4]arene-benzocrown-6 compounds is examined. In Series 1, the proton-ionizable group is a substituent on the benzo group of the polyether ring that directs it away from the crown ether cavity. In Series 2, the proton-ionizable group is attached to one para position in the calixarene framework, thus positioning it over the crown ether ring. Competitive solvent extraction of alkali metal cations from aqueous solutions into chloroform shows high Cs+ efficiency and selectivity. Single-species extraction pH profiles of Cs+ for Series 1 and 2 ligands with the same proton-ionizable group are very similar. Thus, association of Cs+ with the calixcrown ring is more important than the the proton-ionizable group’s position in relation to the crown ether cavity. Solid-state structures are presented for two unionized ligands from Series 2, as is a crystal containing two different ionized ligand–Cs+ complexes.

  2. Calix[4]arene-linked bisporphyrin hosts for fullerenes: binding strength, solvation effects, and porphyrin-fullerene charge transfer bands.

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    Hosseini, Ali; Taylor, Steven; Accorsi, Gianluca; Armaroli, Nicola; Reed, Christopher A; Boyd, Peter D W

    2006-12-13

    A calix[4]arene scaffolding has been used to construct bisporphyrin ("jaws" porphyrin) hosts for supramolecular binding of fullerene guests. Fullerene affinities were optimized by varying the nature of the covalent linkage of the porphyrins to the calixarenes. Binding constants for C60 and C70 in toluene were explored as a function of substituents at the periphery of the porphyrin, and 3,5-di-tert-butylphenyl groups gave rise to the highest fullerene affinities (26,000 M(-1) for C60). The origin of this high fullerene affinity has been traced to differential solvation effects rather than to electronic effects. Studies of binding constants as a function of solvent (toluene < benzonitrile < dichloromethane < cyclohexane) correlate inversely with fullerene solubility, indicating that desolvation of the fullerene is a major factor determining the magnitude of binding constants. The energetics of fullerene binding have been determined in terms of DelatH and DeltaS and are consistent with an enthalpy-driven, solvation-dependent process. A direct relationship between supramolecular binding of a fullerene guest to a bisporphyrin host and the appearance of a broad NIR absorption band have been established. The energy of this band moves in a predictable manner as a function of the electronic structure of the porphyrin, thereby establishing its origin in porphyrin-to-fullerene charge transfer.

  3. Determination of dopamine hydrochloride by host-guest interaction based on water-soluble pillar[5]arene

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    Xiao, Xue-Dong; Shi, Lin; Guo, Li-Hui; Wang, Jun-Wen; Zhang, Xiang

    2017-02-01

    The supramolecular interaction between the water-soluble pillar[5]arene (WP[5]) as host and dopamine hydrochloride (DH) as guest was studied by spectrofluorometry. The fluorescence intensity of DH gradually decreased with increasing WP[5] concentration, and the possible interaction mechanism between WP[5] and DH was confirmed by 1H NMR, 2D NOESY, and molecular modelling. Based on significant DH fluorescence, a highly sensitive and selective method for DH determination was developed for the first time. The fluorescence intensity was measured at 312 nm, with excitation at 285 nm. The effects of pH, temperature, and reaction time on the fluorescence spectra of the WP[5]-DH complex were investigated. A linear relationship between fluorescence intensity and DH concentration in the range of 0.07-6.2 μg mL- 1 was obtained. The corresponding linear regression equation is ΔF = 25.76 C + 13.56 (where C denotes the concentration in μg mL- 1), with the limit of detection equal to 0.03 μg mL- 1 and the correlation coefficient equal to 0.9996. This method can be used for the determination of dopamine in injection and urine samples. In addition, the WP[5]-DH complex has potential applications in fluorescent sensing and pharmacokinetics studies of DH.

  4. Arene C(sp(2))-H Metalation at Ni(II) Modeled with a Reactive PONCPh Ligand.

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    Jongbloed, Linda S; García-López, Diego; van Heck, Richard; Siegler, Maxime A; Carbó, Jorge J; van der Vlugt, Jarl Ivar

    2016-08-15

    Coordination of the reactive phosphinitopyridylphenyl PONCPh ligand L(H) to NiBr2 initially yields paramagnetic brown NiBr2(L(H)) (1), but addition of triethylamine results in fast and facile cyclometalation at Ni(II), giving NiBr(κ(3)-P,N,C-L) (2) as well-defined species. This is a rare example of direct cyclometalation at Ni(II) from a C-H bond in a ligand structure other than encumbering ligands (e.g., ECE pincers). Diamagnetic yellow complex 2 reacts instantaneously with HBF4 to give purple [NiBr(κ(3)-P,N-L(H))]BF4 (3). A very unusual (an)agostic Ni(CPh-H) interaction in the solid-state structure of 3 was unequivocally demonstrated using single-crystal X-ray crystallography and was interpreted by density functional theory calculations (quantum theory of atoms in molecules and electron localization function analysis). These compounds may be viewed as models for key intermediates in the Ni-catalyzed C-H functionalization of arenes.

  5. Biomolecule binding vs. anticancer activity: reactions of Ru(arene)[(thio)pyr-(id)one] compounds with amino acids and proteins.

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    Meier, Samuel M; Hanif, Muhammad; Kandioller, Wolfgang; Keppler, Bernhard K; Hartinger, Christian G

    2012-03-01

    The interactions of the ruthenium(arene) complexes [chlorido(η(6)-p-cymene)(2-methyl-3-(oxo-κO)-4H-pyran-4-onato-κO)ruthenium(II)] 1, [chlorido(η(6)-p-cymene)(2-methyl-3-(oxo-κO)-4H-thiopyran-4-onato-κS)ruthenium(II)] 2 and [chlorido(η(6)-p-cymene){N-[(ethoxycarbonyl)methyl]-3-(oxo-κO)-1H-pyrid-2-onato-κO}ruthenium(II)] 3 with biomolecules such as l-methionine (Met) and ubiquitin (Ub) were investigated by electrospray ionization (ESI) ion trap mass spectrometry (MS). These Ru(II) compounds were shown to exhibit anticancer activity which varies depending on the (thio)pyr(id)onato ligands. Compounds 1 and 3 reacted readily with the model protein Ub to yield stable [Ub+Ru(p-cym)] adducts (p-cym=η(6)-p-cymene), whereas 2 was converted only to a minor degree. The protein adduct formation is reversible by incubation with N- and S-donor systems, the latter being more efficient. From these studies, an inverse correlation between metallodrug-protein interaction and cytotoxicity against human tumor cell lines was derived, where low protein binding ability is indicative of increased cytotoxic activity.

  6. An ONIOM investigation on anion recognition of alkali-metal complexes with diurea calix[4]arene receptor.

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    Chanapiwat, Pornpan; Ruangpornvisuti, Vithaya

    2012-06-01

    The ONIOM(B3LYP/6-31G(d):AM1) optimized structures of complexes of diurea calix[4]arene receptor (L) with alkali metals Li(+), Na(+) and K(+) and their complexes with halide ions F(-), Cl(-), Br(-), oxygen-containing anions HCO(3)(-), HSO(4)(-) and CH(3)COO(-) ions were obtained. Binding energies and thermodynamic properties of complex receptors LiL(+), NaL(+) and KL(+) with these anions were determined. The binding stabilities according to binding energies of LiL(+), NaL(+) and KL(+) associated with anions computed either at the ZPVE-corrected ONIOM(B3LYP/6-31G(d):AM1) or BSSE-corrected B3LYP/6-31 + G(d,p)//ONIOM(B3LYP/6-31G(d):AM1) are in the same order: F(-) > CH(3)COO(-) ≈ HCO(3)(-) > Br(-) ≈ HSO(4)(-) ≈ Cl(-). All the receptors LiL(+), NaL(+) and KL(+) were found to be selective toward fluoride ion.

  7. Locating volcano-seismic signals in the presence of rough topography: wave simulations on Arenal volcano, Costa Rica

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    Métaxian, J. P.; O'Brien, G. S.; Bean, C. J.; Valette, B.; Mora, M.

    2009-12-01

    Quantifying the scattering effects of pronounced volcano topography on the seismic wavefield is an important component in locating and interpreting volcano seismic sources. In this study, we perform seismic wave simulations to quantify the scattering generated by a 3-D digital elevation map and 1-D velocity model of Arenal volcano, Costa Rica. Full waveform synthetic seismograms were generated using a 3-D elastic lattice method including complex topography. Several different simulations were performed where the source location, source type and topographic models were varied. Synthetic seismograms were calculated for 35 seismic arrays each one comprising nine stations. At each array, the slowness vector of wave propagation is estimated from the time delays between the sensors obtained using the cross-spectral method. Results show that the backazimuth estimated for some arrays, in particular those close to the source, deviate from the true source position suggesting strong topographic effects in these regions. The maximum of the probability density function, obtained by crossing the backazimuths of the remaining arrays, coincides exactly with the true source location. We also compare our synthetic seismograms with array results from a physical field study. The true and calculated location misfit depends largely on the topography, but also on the number of antennas, the distance from the source and the spatial resolution of the antennas. The results show that this kind of study could be undertaken prior to the installation of seismic arrays to select the sites that minimize the topographic effects leading to improved source locations.

  8. Generation of gas-phase sodiated arenes such as [(Na3(C6H4)+] from benzene dicarboxylate salts.

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    Attygalle, Athula B; Chan, Chang-Ching; Axe, Frank U; Bolgar, Mark

    2010-01-01

    Upon collision-induced activation, gaseous sodium adducts generated by electrospray ionization of disodium salts of 1,2- 1,3-, and 1,4-benzene dicarboxylic acids (m/z 233) undergo an unprecedented expulsion of CO(2) by a rearrangement process to produce an ion of m/z 189 in which all three sodium atoms are retained. When isolated in a collision cell of a tandem-in-space mass spectrometer, and subjected to collision-induced dissociation (CID), only the m/z 189 ions derived from the meta and para isomers underwent a further CO(2) loss to produce a peak at m/z 145 for a sodiated arene of formula (Na(3)C(6)H(4))(+). This previously unreported m/z 145 ion, which is useful to differentiate meta and para benzene dicarboxylates from their ortho isomer, is in fact the sodium adduct of phenelenedisodium. Moreover, the m/z 189 ion from all three isomers readily expelled a sodium radical to produce a peak at m/z 166 for a radical cation [(*C(6)H(4)CO(2)Na(2))(+)], which then eliminated CO(2) to produce a peak at m/z 122 for the distonic cation (*C(6)H(4)Na(2))(+). Copyright 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  9. Tuning the hydrophobicity of ruthenium(II)-arene (RAPTA) drugs to modify uptake, biomolecular interactions and efficacy.

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    Scolaro, Claudine; Chaplin, Adrian B; Hartinger, Christian G; Bergamo, Alberta; Cocchietto, Moreno; Keppler, Bernhard K; Sava, Gianni; Dyson, Paul J

    2007-11-21

    The antitumour activity of the organometallic ruthenium(ii)-arene mixed phosphine complexes, [Ru(eta(6)-p-cymene)Cl(PTA)(PPh(3))]BF(4) and [Ru(eta(6)-C(6)H(5)CH(2)CH(2)OH)Cl(PTA)(PPh(3))]BF(4) (PTA = 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane), have been evaluated in vitro and compared to their RAPTA analogues, [Ru(eta(6)-p-cymene)Cl(2)(PTA)] and [Ru(eta(6)-C(6)H(5)CH(2)CH(2)OH)Cl(2)(PTA)] . The results show that the addition of the PPh(3) ligand to increases the cytotoxicity towards the TS/A adenocarcinoma cancer cells, which correlates with increased uptake, but also increases cytotoxicity to non-tumourigenic HBL-100 cells, thus decreasing selectivity. The decrease in selectivity has been correlated to increased DNA interactions relative to proteins, demonstrated by reactivity of the compounds with a 14-mer oligonucleotide and the model proteins ubiquitin and cytochrome-c.

  10. Visual determination of aliphatic diamines based on host-guest recognition of calix[4]arene derivatives capped gold nanoparticles.

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    Chen, Yangyang; Zhang, Jiangjiang; Gao, Yanmin; Lee, Jaebeom; Chen, Hongxia; Yin, Yongmei

    2015-10-15

    Since amine compounds have been widespread pollutants in nature and they are extensively used in pharmaceutical industries and dye manufacturing, it is highly desirable to develop simple, effective and naked-eye available analytical methods for such aliphatic diamines determination. Calixarenes as macrocycles have drawn intensive interests for fields such as biomedicine, supramolecular chemistry and smart materials. Here, instead of the normal complicated modification strategy, a facile and efficient method for one-pot synthesis of calix[4]arene crown ether (CCE4) capped gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) is proposed. The as-prepared CCE4-AuNPs are not only high water dispersity and stability even after storage for 3 months, but also capable of host-guest recognition of diamines in aqueous systems. Size-selective encapsulation of amine group between CCE4 and diamines carry out the aggregation of CCE4-AuNPs. The determination of diamines such as hexamethylenediamine or spermine can be realized by the UV-vis absorbance change and visual color difference.

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

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

    2010-05-06

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

  12. Spectrophotometric and electrochemical study for metal ion binding of azocalix[4]arene bearing p-ethylester group

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    Kim, Tae Hyun

    2017-05-01

    The complexation behavior of diazophenylcalix[4]arene bearing para-ethylester group (p-EAC) for alkali, alkaline earth, various heavy and transition metal ions (Li+, Na+, K+, Rb+, Cs+, Mg2 +, Ca2 +, Sr2 +, Ba2 +, Cr3 +, Fe2 +, Co2 +, Ni2 +, Cu2 +, Zn2 +, Pb2 +) was investigated by spectrophotometric and electrochemical methods in CH3CN. p-EAC exhibits decreased absorbance at 353 nm in the presence of Cr3 +, Fe2 +, Pb2 +, and Cu2 +. The spectra of p-EAC showed bathochromic shift in absorption maximum on the addition of Cr3 +, Fe2 +, or Pb2 + with decreasing order of absorbance (Cr3 + > Fe2 + > Pb2 +), and on the other hand, hypsochromic shift on the addition of Cu2 +. This leads to the selective coloration from light green to orange and colorless for Cr3 + and Cu2 + that can be detected by the naked eye, respectively. In electrochemistry experiments, p-EAC also showed two different types of voltammetric changes toward Cr3 +, Fe2 +, or Pb2 +, and toward Cu2 +, whereas no significant changes occurred in the presence of the other metal ions. Nonlinear fitting curve procedure was used to determine a logarithmic value of 5.20, 4.92, 3.54 and 4.80 for the stability constants of the complex of p-EAC with Cr3 +, Fe2 +, Pb2 +, and Cu2 +, respectively.

  13. Method development and validation of arene substituted regioisomers in a pharmaceutical candidate by high temperature GC-FID.

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    Salisbury, John J; Do, Nga M; Ragan, John A

    2015-05-10

    This paper describes the development and validation of a high temperature gas chromatography flame ionization detection (HTGC-FID) method for the purity evaluation of arene substituted regioisomers in a key starting material of a pharmaceutical candidate in Phase 3 studies. The chromatographic conditions of the method employ a (5%-phenyl)-methylpolysiloxane packed column (30m×0.25mm) at a constant flow of 1.0mLmin(-1) with a gradient temperature program from 150°C to 400°C with injector and detector temperatures of 300°C and 340°C, respectively. The calibration curve for the desired product (r=0.9999) was assessed for five points in the range from approximately 1.0μgmL(-1) to 40μgmL(-1). The precision (% RSD) of the method was calculated for six replicate injections and found to be 0.81%. The limits of detection and quantitation were determined to be 0.06 and 0.20μgmL(-1), respectively.

  14. Determination of emodin by hexadecyl trimethyl ammonium bromide sensitized fluorescence quenching method of the derivatives of calix[4]arene.

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    Ma, Lina; Zhu, Xiashi

    2012-09-01

    The fluorescence quenching effect of emodin (EMO) on the derivatives of p-tert-butyl-calix[4]arene with o-phenanthroline (TBCP) in 1.0% hexadecyl trimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB) medium was investigated. The fluorescence of TBCP was quenched by EMO due to the formation of the weak fluorescent inclusion complex (EOM-TBCP), and the fluorescence quenching (ΔF=F(TBCP)-F(EMO-TBCP)) was sensitized in CTAB. Under the optimal conditions, the linear range of calibration curve for the determination of EMO was 1.17-23.40 μg/mL. The detection limit estimated and RSD was 0.34 μg/mL, 3.63% (n=3, c=4.74 μg/mL). The quantum yield Y(u) of TBCP was approximately 2.0 times higher in the presence of CTAB than that in the absence of CTAB. The method has been applied for the determination of EMO in samples with satisfactory results. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. Photo-driven redox-neutral decarboxylative carbon-hydrogen trifluoromethylation of (hetero)arenes with trifluoroacetic acid

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    Lin, Jin; Li, Zhi; Kan, Jian; Huang, Shijun; Su, Weiping; Li, Yadong

    2017-01-01

    Catalytic oxidative C–H bond functionalization reactions that proceed without requiring stoichiometric amounts of external oxidants or pre-functionalized oxidizing reagents could maximize the atom- and step-economy in chemical syntheses. However, such a transformation remains elusive. Here, we report that a photo-driven catalytic process enables decarboxylative C–H trifluoromethylation of (hetero)arenes with trifluoroacetic acid as a trifluoromethyl source in good yields in the presence of an external oxidant in far lower than stoichiometric amounts (for example, 0.2 equivalents of Na2S2O8) using Rh-modified TiO2 nanoparticles as a photocatalyst, in which H2 release is an important driving force for the reaction. Our findings not only provide an approach to accessing valuable decarboxylative C–H trifluoromethylations via activation of abundant but inert trifluoroacetic acid towards oxidative decarboxylation and trifluoromethyl radical formation, but also demonstrate that a photo-driven catalytic process is a promising way to achieve external oxidant-free C–H functionalization reactions. PMID:28165474

  16. Comparison of the tumor-initiating activities of benzo(a)pyrene arene oxides and diol-epoxides.

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    Slaga, T J; Bracken, W M; Viaje, A; Levin, W; Yagi, H; Jerina, D M; Conney, A H

    1977-11-01

    The ability of arene oxides, and diol epoxides of benzo(a)pyrene to initiate skin tumors in mice was determined by using a two-stage system of tumorigenesis. (+/-)-7beta,8alpha-Dihydroxy-9alpha, 10alpha-epoxy-7,8,9,10-tetrahydrobenzo(a)pyrene was a more effective tumor initiator than was (+/-)-7beta,8alpha-dihydroxy-9beta,10beta-epoxy-7,8,9,10-tetrahydrobenzo(a)pyrene when applied topically to CD-1 mice and then followed by twice-weekly applications of the promotor 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate. (+/-)-7beta,8alpha-Dihydroxy-9alpha,10alpha-epoxy-7,8,9,10-tetrahydrobenzo(a)pyrene was approximately 20 to 30% as active as benzo(a)pyrene was as a tumor initiator. (+/-)-7beta,8alpha-Dihydroxy-7beta,8beta-epoxy-7,8,9,10-tetrahydrobenzo(a)pyrene, benzo(a)pyrene, 9,10-oxide, and benzo(a)pyrene 11, 12-oxide, possessed about 1, 2, and 10%, respectively, of the tumor-initiating activity of benzo(a)pyrene.

  17. Multistimuli-responsive supramolecular vesicles based on water-soluble pillar[6]arene and SAINT complexation for controllable drug release.

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    Cao, Yu; Hu, Xiao-Yu; Li, Yan; Zou, Xiaochun; Xiong, Shuhan; Lin, Chen; Shen, Ying-Zhong; Wang, Leyong

    2014-07-30

    Supramolecular binary vesicles based on the host-guest complexation of water-soluble pillar[6]arene (WP6) and SAINT molecule have been successfully constructed, which showed pH-, Ca(2+)-, and thermal-responsiveness. These supramolecular vesicles can efficiently encapsulate model substrate calcein, which then can be efficiently released either by adjusting the solution pH to acidic condition due to the complete disruption of vesicular structure, or particularly, by adding a certain amount of Ca(2+) due to the Ca(2+)-induced vesicle fusion and accompanied by the structure disruption. More importantly, drug loading and releasing experiments demonstrate that an anticancer drug, DOX, can be successfully encapsulated by the supramolecular vesicles, and the resulting DOX-loaded vesicles exhibit efficient release of the encapsulated DOX with the pH adjustment or the introduction of Ca(2+). Cytotoxicity experiments suggest that the resulting DOX-loaded supramolecular vesicles exhibit comparable therapeutic effect for cancer cells as free DOX and the remarkably reduced damage for normal cells as well. The present multistimuli-responsive supramolecular vesicles have great potential applications in the field of controlled drug delivery. In addition, giant supramolecular vesicles (~3 μm) with large internal volume and good stability can be achieved by increasing the temperature of WP6 ⊃ SAINT vesicular solution, and they might have potential applications for bioimaging.

  18. Free energies of CO2/H-2 capture by p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene. A molecular dynamics study

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    Daschbach, John L.; Thallapally, Praveen K.; Atwood, Jerry L.; McGrail, B. Peter; Dang, Liem X.

    2007-09-14

    The interactions of CO2/H2 with p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene (TBC4) were studied using potential of mean force (PMF) and free energy perturbation approaches. The computed PMFs for the interaction of CO2/H2 with a single TBC4 molecule establish that the interaction of CO2 with the open end of the cage structure is attractive while interaction with H2 is not. Free energy perturbation calculations were performed for the same two guest molecules with a pair of facing TBC4 molecules used as a representative model as found in the TBC4 molecular solid. At low temperature both CO2/H2 have favorable interactions with the TBC4 pair with the CO2 interaction considerably larger. These results are in agreement with recent experimental data showing considerable CO2 uptake by TBC4 at moderate pressures. This work was performed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and was supported by the Division of Chemical Sciences, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). PNNL is operated by Battelle for the DOE.

  19. Photo-driven redox-neutral decarboxylative carbon-hydrogen trifluoromethylation of (hetero)arenes with trifluoroacetic acid

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    Lin, Jin; Li, Zhi; Kan, Jian; Huang, Shijun; Su, Weiping; Li, Yadong

    2017-02-01

    Catalytic oxidative C-H bond functionalization reactions that proceed without requiring stoichiometric amounts of external oxidants or pre-functionalized oxidizing reagents could maximize the atom- and step-economy in chemical syntheses. However, such a transformation remains elusive. Here, we report that a photo-driven catalytic process enables decarboxylative C-H trifluoromethylation of (hetero)arenes with trifluoroacetic acid as a trifluoromethyl source in good yields in the presence of an external oxidant in far lower than stoichiometric amounts (for example, 0.2 equivalents of Na2S2O8) using Rh-modified TiO2 nanoparticles as a photocatalyst, in which H2 release is an important driving force for the reaction. Our findings not only provide an approach to accessing valuable decarboxylative C-H trifluoromethylations via activation of abundant but inert trifluoroacetic acid towards oxidative decarboxylation and trifluoromethyl radical formation, but also demonstrate that a photo-driven catalytic process is a promising way to achieve external oxidant-free C-H functionalization reactions.

  20. Determination of emodin by hexadecyl trimethyl ammonium bromide sensitized fluorescence quenching method of the derivatives of calix[4]arene

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    Ma, Lina; Zhu, Xiashi

    2012-09-01

    The fluorescence quenching effect of emodin (EMO) on the derivatives of p-tert-butyl-calix[4]arene with o-phenanthroline (TBCP) in 1.0% hexadecyl trimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB) medium was investigated. The fluorescence of TBCP was quenched by EMO due to the formation of the weak fluorescent inclusion complex (EOM-TBCP), and the fluorescence quenching (ΔF = FTBCP-FEMO-TBCP) was sensitized in CTAB. Under the optimal conditions, the linear range of calibration curve for the determination of EMO was 1.17-23.40 μg/mL. The detection limit estimated and RSD was 0.34 μg/mL, 3.63% (n = 3, c = 4.74 μg/mL). The quantum yield Yu of TBCP was approximately 2.0 times higher in the presence of CTAB than that in the absence of CTAB. The method has been applied for the determination of EMO in samples with satisfactory results.

  1. New ruthenium(II) arene complexes of anthracenyl-appended diazacycloalkanes: effect of ligand intercalation and hydrophobicity on DNA and protein binding and cleavage and cytotoxicity.

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    Ganeshpandian, Mani; Loganathan, Rangasamy; Suresh, Eringathodi; Riyasdeen, Anvarbatcha; Akbarsha, Mohammad Abdulkadher; Palaniandavar, Mallayan

    2014-01-21

    A series of half-sandwich Ru(II) arene complexes of the type [Ru(η(6)-arene)(L)Cl](PF6) 1-4, where arene is benzene (1, 2) or p-cymene (3, 4) and L is N-methylhomopiperazine (L1) or 1-(anthracen-10-ylmethyl)-4-methylhomopiperazine (L2), has been isolated and characterized by using spectral methods. The X-ray crystal structures of 2, 3 and 4 reveal that the compounds possess a pseudo-octahedral "piano-stool" structure equipped with the arene ligand as the seat and the bidentate ligand and the chloride ion as the legs of the stool. The DNA binding affinity determined using absorption spectral titrations with CT DNA and competitive DNA binding studies varies as 4 > 2 > 3 > 1, depending upon both the arene and diazacycloalkane ligands. Complexes 2 and 4 with higher DNA binding affinities show strong hypochromism (56%) and a large red-shift (2, 10; 4, 11 nm), which reveals that the anthracenyl moiety of the ligand is stacked into the DNA base pairs and that the arene ligand hydrophobicity also dictates the DNA binding affinity. In contrast, the monocationic complexes 1 and 3 are involved in electrostatic binding in the minor groove of DNA. The enhancement in viscosities of CT DNA upon binding to 2 and 4 are higher than those for 1 and 3 supporting the DNA binding modes of interaction inferred. All the complexes cleave DNA effectively even in the absence of an external agent and the cleavage ability is enhanced in the presence of an activator like H2O2. Tryptophan quenching measurements suggest that the protein binding affinity of the complexes varies as 4 > 2 > 3 > 1, which is the same as that for DNA binding and that the fluorescence quenching of BSA occurs through a static mechanism. The positive ΔH(0) and ΔS(0) values for BSA binding of complexes indicate that the interaction between the complexes and BSA is mainly hydrophobic in nature and the energy transfer efficiency has been analysed according to the Förster non-radiative energy transfer theory. The

  2. Impact of the uranium (VI) speciation in mineralised urines on its extraction by calix[6]arene bearing hydroxamic groups used in chromatography columns.

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    Baghdadi, S; Bouvier-Capely, C; Ritt, A; Peroux, A; Fevrier, L; Rebiere, F; Agarande, M; Cote, G

    2015-11-01

    Actinides determination in urine samples is part of the analyses performed to monitor internal contamination in case of an accident or a terrorist attack involving nuclear matter. Mineralisation is the first step of any of these analyses. It aims at reducing the sample volume and at destroying all organic compounds present. The mineralisation protocol is usually based on a wet ashing step, followed by actinides co-precipitation and a furnace ashing step, before redissolution and the quantification of the actinides by the appropriate techniques. Amongst the existing methods to perform the actinides co-precipitation, alkali-earth (typically calcium) precipitation is widely used. In the present work, the extraction of uranium(VI), plutonium(IV) and americium(III) from the redissolution solutions (called "mineralised urines") on calix[6]arene columns bearing hydroxamic groups was investigated as such an extraction is a necessary step before their determination by ICP-MS or alpha spectrometry. Difficulties were encountered in the transfer of uranium(VI) from raw to mineralised urines, with yield of transfer ranging between 0% and 85%, compared to about 90% for Pu and Am, depending on the starting raw urines. To understand the origin of such a difficulty, the speciation of uranium (VI) in mineralised urines was investigated by computer simulation using the MEDUSA software and the associated HYDRA database, compiled with recently published data. These calculations showed that the presence of phosphates in the "mineralised urines" leads to the formation of strong uranyl-phosphate complexes (such as UO2HPO4) which compete with the uranium (VI) extraction by the calix[6]arene bearing hydroxamic groups. The extraction constant of uranium (VI) by calix[6]arene bearing hydroxamic groups was determined in a 0.04 mol L(-1) sodium nitrate solution (logK=4.86±0.03) and implemented in an extraction model taking into account the speciation in the aqueous phase. This model allowed to

  3. Synthesis, characterization, and antitumor activity of water-soluble (arene)ruthenium(II) derivatives of 1,3-dimethyl-4-acylpyrazolon-5-ato ligands. First example of Ru(arene)(ligand) antitumor species involving simultaneous Ru-N7(guanine) bonding and ligand intercalation to DNA.

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    Caruso, Francesco; Monti, Elena; Matthews, Julian; Rossi, Miriam; Gariboldi, Marzia Bruna; Pettinari, Claudio; Pettinari, Riccardo; Marchetti, Fabio

    2014-04-07

    We report on the synthesis of novel water-soluble [(arene)Ru(II)(Q)Cl] and [(arene)Ru(II)(Q)(X)]BF4 compounds (arene = p-cymene, benzene, hexamethylbenzene; HQ = 1,3-dimethyl-4-R-(C═O)-5-pyrazolone, HQ(Me), R = methyl, HQ(Ph), R = phenyl, HQ(Naph), R = naphthyl; X = H2O, 9-ethylguanine), and their in vitro antitumor activity toward the cell lines MCF7 (HTB-22, human breast adenocarcinoma), HCT116 (CCL-247, human colorectal carcinoma), A2780 (human ovarian carcinoma), A549 (CCL-185, human lung carcinoma), and U87 MG (HTB-1, human glioblastoma). The X-ray crystal structures of two complexes were determined. One of them, {chlorido-(p-cymene)-[(1,3-dimethyl-4-(1-naphthoyl)-pyrazolon-5-ato]ruthenium(II)}, was also studied with density functional theory methods and was selected for docking on a DNA octamer showing intercalation between DNA bases by the naphthyl moiety and for Ru-N7(guanine) bonding.

  4. Computational Analysis of a Zn-Bound Tris(imidazolyl) Calix[6]arene Aqua Complex: Toward Incorporating Second-Coordination Sphere Effects into Carbonic Anhydrase Biomimetics.

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    Koziol, Lucas; Essiz, Sebnem G; Wong, Sergio E; Lau, Edmond Y; Valdez, Carlos A; Satcher, Joe H; Aines, Roger D; Lightstone, Felice C

    2013-03-12

    Molecular dynamics simulations and quantum-mechanical calculations were performed to characterize a supramolecular tris(imidazolyl) calix[6]arene Zn(2+) aqua complex, as a biomimetic model for the catalyzed hydration of carbon dioxide to bicarbonate, H2O + CO2 → H(+) + HCO3(-). On the basis of potential-of-mean-force (PMF) calculations, stable conformations had distorted 3-fold symmetry and supported either one or zero encapsulated water molecules. The conformation with an encapsulated water molecule is calculated to be lower in free energy than the conformation with an empty cavity (ΔG = 1.2 kcal/mol) and is the calculated free-energy minimum in solution. CO2 molecule partitioning into the cavity is shown to be very facile, proceeding with a barrier of 1.6 kcal/mol from a weak encounter complex which stabilizes the species by about 1.0 kcal/mol. The stabilization energy of CO2 is calculated to be larger than that of H2O (ΔΔG = 1.4 kcal/mol), suggesting that the complex will preferentially encapsulate CO2 in solution. In contrast, the PMF for a bicarbonate anion entering the cavity is calculated to be repulsive in all nonbonding regions of the cavity, due to the diameter of the calix[6]arene walls. Geometry optimization of the Zn-bound hydroxide complex with an encapsulated CO2 molecule showed that multiple noncovalent interactions direct the reactants into optimal position for nucleophilic addition to occur. The calixarene complex is a structural mimic of the hydrophilic/hydrophobic divide in the enzyme, providing a functional effect for CO2 addition in the catalytic cycle. The results show that Zn-binding calix[6]arene scaffolds can be potential synthetic biomimetics for CO2 hydration catalysis, both in terms of preferentially encapsulating CO2 from solution and by spatially fixing the reactive species inside the cavity.

  5. Supramolecular chemistry of p-sulfonatocalix[5] arene: A water-soluble, bowl-shaped host with a large molecular cavity

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    Steed, J.W.; Johnson, C.P.; Barnes, C.L.; Kuneja, R.K.; Atwood, J.L.; Reilly, S.; Hollis, R.L.; Smith, P.H.; Clark, D.L.

    1995-11-22

    The first X-ray crystallographic studies are reported for water-soluble inclusion complexes of the macrocyclic p-sulfonatocalix[5]arene (1b). The complexes Na{sub 7} [p-sulfonatocalix[5]arene].18H{sub 2}O (2) and Na{sub 5} [p-sulfonatocalix]5[arene].py-N-O.8.5H{sub 2}O (3) containing water and pyridine N-oxide (py-N-O) guest species have been isolated. In 2 the large bowl-shaped cavity of the host molecule is occupied by a total of three water molecules, while for 3 a single molecule of pyridine N-oxide is included and interacts with the host via a strong hydrogen bond to a protonated sulfonate substituent. The behavior of 1b as a ligand for a number of lanthanide elements is also reported. Low temperature X-ray structural studies reveal that coordination of the Ln{sup 3+} metal ions to the calixarene ligand occurs exclusively via the sulfonato functionalities and not the phenolic oxygen atoms as suggested by Shinkai et al. for the complexation of UO{sub 2}{sup 2+} by lb. In complex 2 the calixarene exists as the heptaanion. In contrast, crystallization from acidic solution results in complexes 3-8 retaining all their phenolic protons. The protonation constants of 1b have been measured in aqueous solution: pK{sub a} = 10.96(8), 7. 63(5), and 4.31(1) at 25{degree}C and 0.1 M KNO{sub 3}. 24 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

  6. Binding of monovalent metal cations by the p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene: experimental evidence for cation-pi interactions in water.

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    Morel, Jean-Pierre; Morel-Desrosiers, Nicole

    2006-02-07

    Gibbs free energies, enthalpies and entropies for the binding of Na+, K+, Rb+, Cs+, Ag+, Tl+ and NH4+ by the p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene in water are determined by microcalorimetry. Whereas no significant heat effect is detected with Na+ or Ag+, suggesting that these cations are not complexed, weak but selective binding is observed with the other cations. The whole set of thermodynamic parameters, which demonstrate that the cations bind inside the cavity of the calixarene, evidence the importance of the cation-pi interactions for these complexes in water.

  7. Solvent extraction of Li+, H3O+ and NH4+ into nitrobenzene by using sodium dicarbollylcobaltate and calix[4]arene-bis(t-octylbenzo-18-crown-6)

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    Makrlik, Emanuel; Selucky, P.; Vanura, Petr; Moyer, Bruce A

    2013-01-01

    From extraction experiments and c-activity measurements, the exchange extraction constants corresponding to the general equilibrium M+ (aq) + NaL+ (nb) , ML+ (nb) + Na+ (aq) taking place in the two-phase water nitrobenzene system (M+ = Li+, H3O+, NH+4; L = calix[4]arene-bis(t-octylbenzo-18-crown-6); aq = aqueous phase, nb = nitrobenzene phase) were evaluated. Furthermore, the stability constants of the ML+ complexes in nitrobenzene saturated with water were calculated; they were found to increase in the following cation order: zH3O+ < Li+ < NH+4.

  8. Rare-earth metal π-complexes of reduced arenes, alkenes, and alkynes: bonding, electronic structure, and comparison with actinides and other electropositive metals.

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    Huang, Wenliang; Diaconescu, Paula L

    2015-09-21

    Rare-earth metal complexes of reduced π ligands are reviewed with an emphasis on their electronic structure and bonding interactions. This perspective discusses reduced carbocyclic and acyclic π ligands; in certain categories, when no example of a rare-earth metal complex is available, a closely related actinide analogue is discussed. In general, rare-earth metals have a lower tendency to form covalent interactions with π ligands compared to actinides, mainly uranium. Despite predominant ionic interactions in rare-earth chemistry, covalent bonds can be formed with reduced carbocyclic ligands, especially multiply reduced arenes.

  9. Novel laser-induced luminescence resulting from benzophenone/O-propylated p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene complexes. A diffuse reflectance study.

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    Vieira Ferreira, Luis F; Vieira Ferreira, Margarida R; Da Silva, José P; Ferreira Machado, Isabel; Oliveira, Anabela S; Prata, José V

    2003-10-01

    Laser-induced room temperature luminescence of air-equilibrated benzophenone/O-propylated p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene solid powdered samples revealed the existence of a novel emission, in contrast with benzophenone/p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene complexes, where only benzophenone emits. This novel emission was identified as phosphorescence of 1-phenyl-1,2-propanedione, which is formed as the result of an hydrogen atom abstraction reaction of the triplet excited benzophenone from the propoxy substituents of the calixarene. Room temperature phosphorescence was obtained in air-equilibrated samples in all propylated hosts. The decay times of the benzophenone emission vary greatly with the degree of propylation, the shortest lifetimes being obtained in the tri- and tetrapropylated calixarenes. Triplet-triplet absorption of benzophenone was detected in all cases, and is the predominant absorption in the p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene case. where an endo-calix complex is formed. Benzophenone ketyl radical formation occurs with the O-propylated p-tert-butylcalix[4]arenes hosts, suggesting a different type of host/guest molecular arrangement. Diffuse reflectance laser flash photolysis and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry techniques provided complementary information, the former about transient species and the latter regarding the final products formed after light absorption. Product analysis and identification clearly show that the two main degradation photoproducts following laser excitation in the propylated substrates are 1-phenyl-1,2-propanedione and 2-hydroxybenzophenone, although several other minor photodegradation products were identified. A detailed mechanistic analysis is proposed. While the solution photochemistry of benzophenone is dominated by the hydrogen abstraction reaction from suitable hydrogen donors, in these solid powdered samples, the alpha-cleavage reaction also plays an important role. This finding occurs even with one single laser pulse which lasts only a

  10. A Simple Tetraminocalix[4]arene as a Highly Efficient Catalyst Under "on-Water Conditions" Through Hydrophobic Amplification of Weak Hydrogen-Bonds.

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    De Rosa, Margherita; La Manna, Pellegrino; Soriente, Annunziata; Gaeta, Carmine; Talotta, Carmen; Hickey, Neal; Geremia, Silvano; Neri, Placido

    2017-03-27

    The simple tetraminocalix[4]arene 1, bearing weak H-bond donor NH2 groups, is a highly efficient organocatalyst for the Vinylogous Mukaiyama Aldol Reaction (VMAR) of 2-(trimethylsilyloxy)furan 5 with α-ketoesters 6a-l under "on-water conditions", thanks to the hydrophobic amplification of weak interactions. The catalytic efficiency of calixarene catalyst 1 is closely related to its recognition abilities toward the reactants 5 and 6 through a multipoint recognition model. The proposed model provides good explanations for the differences on the reaction rate acceleration and on the stereoselectivity observed with different substrates.

  11. A Zn2+ specific triazole based calix[4]arene conjugate (L) as a fluorescence sensor for histidine and cysteine in HEPES buffer milieu.

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    Pathak, Rakesh Kumar; Tabbasum, Khatija; Rai, Ankit; Panda, Dulal; Rao, Chebrolu Pulla

    2012-09-07

    A highly fluorescent Zn(2+) complex of the triazole linked salicyl-imino-thiophenyl conjugate of calix[4]arene, [ZnL] has been demonstrated to be a chemo-sensing ensemble for the recognition of His and Cys among the naturally occurring amino acids in HEPES buffer milieu. The recognition behaviour of the [ZnL] towards these amino acids has been shown on the basis of fluorescence, absorption and visual fluorescent colour changes. The species of recognition were shown by ESI MS titrations, AFM & TEM microscopy and cell studies.

  12. Synthesis of novel p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene Schiff bases and their complexes with C60, potential HIV-Protease inhibitors

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    Khadra, Khalid Abu; Mizyed, Shehadeh; Marji, Deeb; Haddad, Salim F.; Ashram, Muhammad; Foudeh, Ayat

    2015-02-01

    Some p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene Schiff base crown ethers were synthesized, characterized using 1H, 13C-NMR, DEPT 135 and Mass spectrometry. Their complexes with C60 were isolated and characterized. The inhibition effect of these complexes on HIVP was studied and found that complexes of 9 and 10 have comparable Ki values to Pepstatine which is known as HIVP inhibitor and used as a control. The synthesis of the ligands, complexes and the inhibition behavior are discussed in this article.

  13. Calix[4]arene decorated with four Tn antigen glycomimetic units and P3CS immunoadjuvant: synthesis, characterization, and anticancer immunological evaluation.

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    Geraci, Corrada; Consoli, Grazia M L; Galante, Eva; Bousquet, Ennio; Pappalardo, Maria; Spadaro, Angelo

    2008-03-01

    A novel anticancer vaccine candidate built on a nonpeptidic scaffold has been synthesized. Four S-Tn tumor-associated glycomimetic antigens have been clustered onto a calix[4]arene scaffold bearing an immunoadjuvant moiety (P3CS). The immunogenicity of the synthetic construct has been investigated by immunization of mice in vivo. ELISA assay has evidenced that the tetravalent construct stimulates a higher production of anti-Tn antigen IgG antibodies when compared to an analogous monovalent compound. This result is ascribable to an antigen cluster effect and makes the reported vaccine candidate a good mimic of the natural motifs present on the mucine surface.

  14. Fluorinated arene, imide and unsaturated pyrrolidinone based donor acceptor conjugated polymers: Synthesis, structure-property and device studies

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    Liyanage, Arawwawala Don Thilanga

    After the discovery of doped polyacetylene, organic semiconductor materials are widely studied as high impending active components in consumer electronics. They have received substantial consideration due to their potential for structural tailoring, low cost, large area and mechanically flexible alternatives to common inorganic semiconductors. To acquire maximum use of these materials, it is essential to get a strong idea about their chemical and physical nature. Material chemist has an enormous role to play in this novel area, including development of efficient synthetic methodologies and control the molecular self-assembly and (opto)-electronic properties. The body of this thesis mainly focuses on the substituent effects: how different substituents affect the (opto)-electronic properties of the donor-acceptor (D-A) conjugated polymers. The main priority goes to understand, how different alkyl substituent effect to the polymer solubility, crystallinity, thermal properties (e.g.: glass transition temperature) and morphological order. Three classes of D-A systems were extensively studied in this work. The second chapter mainly focuses on the synthesis and structure-property study of fluorinated arene (TFB) base polymers. Here we used commercially available 1,4-dibromo-2,3,5,6-tetrafluorobenzene (TFB) as the acceptor material and prepare several polymers using 3,3'-dialkyl(3,3'-R2T2) or 3,3'-dialkoxy bithiophene (3,3'-RO2T2) units as electron donors. A detail study was done using 3,3'-bithiophene donor units incorporating branched alkoxy-functionalities by systematic variation of branching position and chain length. The study allowed disentangling the branching effects on (i) aggregation tendency, intermolecular arrangement, (iii) solid state optical energy gaps, and (iv) electronic properties in an overall consistent picture, which might guide future polymer synthesis towards optimized materials for opto-electronic applications. The third chapter mainly focused on

  15. Metallogel templated synthesis and stabilization of silver-particles and its application in catalytic reduction of nitro-arene.

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    Sharma, Mukesh; Sarma, Plaban Jyoti; Goswami, Manash Jyoti; Bania, Kusum K

    2017-03-15

    Metallogel of iron-carboxylates was obtained from trans-1,2-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid in dimethylformamide (DMF) at basic condition. Spectroscopic and SEM morphology study of the iron-metallogel revealed that the iron complex with dicarboxylic acid was linked together via carboxylates and led to a supramolecular helical like architecture. The synthesized metallogel served as an excellent template for in-situ reduction of silver ion to silver particles micro to nano scale range. Variation of AgNO3 concentration shepherd to change the morphology of the Ag-particles. AgNO3 concentration was found to affect the shape and size of silver particles. On going from lower to higher concentration shape of silver particles changed from spherical to large agglomerated particles. Cubic shape Ag-particles were found on treatment of 0.05M AgNO3 solution with metallogel. Cubical shape silver particles were found to be effective catalyst for nitro-arene reduction in presence of NaBH4. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations were performed to rationalize the role of Ag-particles in catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol to 4-aminophenol. Based on DFT study, we proposed that catalytic reduction occurred via Ag-hydride complex formation. Since metallogels as well as the 4-aminophenol are finding large application in pharmaceuticals industries therefore the current work can provide an alternatives path in production of 4-aminophenols. In addition to this, the synthesis of Ag-nanomaterials using metallogel as template can pave a new direction in the development of nanotechnology and might find wide applications in catalytic industrial processes. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. Sensing parts per million levels of gaseous NO2 by a optical fiber transducer based on calix[4]arenes.

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    Ohira, Shin-Ichi; Wanigasekara, Eranda; Rudkevich, Dmitry M; Dasgupta, Purnendu K

    2009-03-15

    Calixarenes are interesting building blocks in supramolecular receptor design. They can be easily functionalized to give the desired guest binding and sequestration properties. We demonstrate here the use of simple alkylated calixarenes as novel NO(2) sensors. Upon reacting with gaseous NO(2), alkylated calixarenes form stable calixarene-NO(+) (nitrosonium) complexes that have a deep purple color. This specific and selective formation of the colored complex was used to develop a fiber optic based colorimetric NO(2) sensor. Several alkylated calixarenes are used and tested as sensing materials. The calixarene compound was immobilized on a fine mesh silica-gel coated thin layer chromatography plate. The sensing plate was coupled with a fiber optic based photodetector. Gas samples were sampled in a manner where they impinged on the surface of sensing plate. The light transmission through the plate was continuously monitored. For a 5 min sample, the limit of detection was 0.54 ppmv with 1,3-alternate O-hexyl calix[4]arene (1a). There were no significant response differences between different conformations of calixarenes such as 1,3-alternate or cone. This chemistry can form the basis of a colorimetric sensor that relies on extant filter tape technology. With calixarenes however, such a reaction is potentially reversible - color formed upon reaction with NO(2) can be reversed by flushing the sensing plate by purified air. While we found that the removal of the developed color can be accelerated by simultaneous heating and suction, permitting the reuse of the same sensing area multiple times, we also observed that the sensitivity gradually decreased. The nitrosonium calixarene derivative tends to transform to the nitrated form; this process is catalyzed by light. Several methylated calixarenes were synthesized and tested but a fully satisfactory solution has proven elusive.

  17. Array analysis of the seismic wavefield of long-period events and volcanic tremor at Arenal volcano, Costa Rica

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    Almendros, Javier; Abella, Rafael; Mora, Mauricio M.; Lesage, Philippe

    2014-07-01

    We use wavefield decomposition methods (time domain cross correlation and frequency domain multiple-signal classification) to analyze seismic data recorded by a dense, small-aperture array located 2 km West of Arenal volcano, Costa Rica, and operated during 2.5 days. The recorded wavefield is dominated by harmonic tremor and includes also spasmodic tremor and long-period (LP) events. We find that the initial stages of LP events are characterized by three different wave arrivals. These arrivals propagate with similar back azimuths pointing to the volcano summit (˜80°N) and increasing apparent slowness of 0.4, 1.1, and 1.7 s/km. Spasmodic tremors cannot be regarded as coherent signals. On the contrary, harmonic tremors are highly coherent, characterized by the stability of the apparent slowness vector estimates. Apparent slowness lays in the range 1-2 s/km. Back azimuths point in the general direction of the volcano but with a large variability (40-120°N). Nevertheless, there are long-term variations and evidences of multiple simultaneous components in the harmonic tremor wavefield. These observations suggest that LP events and tremor are generated in a shallow source area near the volcano summit, although they do not share exactly the same source region or source processes. The tremor source is located in the shallowest part of the plumbing system, beneath the lava crust. This dynamic region is subject to complex fluctuations of the physical conditions. Degassing events at different locations of this region might generate variable seismic radiation patterns. The effects of topography and heterogeneous shallow structure of the volcano may amplify these variations and produce the wide directional span observed for volcanic tremor. On the other hand, the LP source seems to be more repeatable. LP events are likely triggered by fragmentation of the fluid flow in a slightly deeper portion of the volcanic conduits.

  18. Closed to Open-System Crustal-level Differentiation During Eruption of Andesite: Arenal, Costa Rica, 1968-2003

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    Gill, J.; Ryder, C.; Tepley, F.; Ramos, F.

    2004-12-01

    Arenal volcano has erupted ˜ 0.5 km3 of medium-K tholeiitic basaltic andesite continuously for >35 years. We report new high precision whole rock major and trace element and Sr-Nd-Hf-Pb isotope data for >50 samples from throughout the eruption. Lava compositions during the first half of the eruption by volume can be related by ˜ 20% closed system fractional crystallization of the phenocryst minerals (Opx>Plag>Cpx>Mt) with Σ r2 = 0.01 for major elements, and acceptable D's for all trace elements. Ratios of isotopes and incompatible trace elements are constant. MELTS models best approximate this at water-undersaturated conditions: P=4 kb, T=1190oC, H2O = 2.5 wt%, and fO2 = QFM+2. The match of melt and mineral compositions is imperfect, but results can be reconciled qualitatively by polybaric crystallization extending to water-saturated conditions at <3 km. The differentiates erupted first from the shallowest part of the storage system and progressed to less differentiated compositions. Differentiation processes subsequently changed. Although some differentiation indices have returned to or exceeded initial values, compatible elements have remained constant or declined only slightly, and Pb isotope and initially-constant trace element ratios have changed. The change has been continuous in some cases but lasted for only several years in others (Pb isotopes, Th/U, Pb/Ce). In all cases, the more recent magmas have less of a ``subduction signature'' (lower Ba/La, Pb/Ce, excess 238U). We attribute these trends to an evolving balance between recharge, crystallization, and eruption. The recharging magma reflects less flux melting of an isotopically similar source that is transitional between that of central Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

  19. Dioxygen activation at a mononuclear Cu(I) center embedded in the calix[6]arene-tren core.

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    Izzet, Guillaume; Zeitouny, Joceline; Akdas-Killig, Huriye; Frapart, Yves; Ménage, Stéphane; Douziech, Bénédicte; Jabin, Ivan; Le Mest, Yves; Reinaud, Olivia

    2008-07-23

    The reaction of a cuprous center coordinated to a calix[6]arene-based aza-cryptand with dioxygen has been studied. In this system, Cu(I) is bound to a tren unit that caps the calixarene core at the level of the small rim. As a result, although protected from the reaction medium by the macrocycle, the metal center presents a labile site accessible to small guest ligands. Indeed, in the presence of O2, it reacts in a very fast and irreversible redox process, leading, ultimately, to Cu(II) species. In the coordinating solvent MeCN, a one electron exchange occurs, yielding the corresponding [CalixtrenCu-MeCN](2+) complex with concomitant release of superoxide in the reaction medium. In a noncoordinating solvent such as CH2Cl2, the dioxygen reaction leads to oxygen insertions into the ligand itself. Both reactions are proposed to proceed through the formation of a superoxide-Cu(II) intermediate that is unstable in the Calixtren environment due to second sphere effects. The transiently formed superoxide ligand either undergoes fast substitution for a guest ligand (in MeCN) or intramolecular redox evolutions toward oxygenation of Calixtren. Interestingly, the latter process was shown to occur twice on the same ligand, thus demonstrating a possible catalytic activation of O2 at a single cuprous center. Altogether, this study illustrates the oxidizing power of a [CuO2](+) adduct and substantiates a mechanism by which copper mono-oxygenases such as DbetaH and PHM activate O2 at the Cu(M) center to produce such an intermediate capable of C-H breaking before the electron input provided by the noncoupled Cu(H) center.

  20. High operationally stable sol-gel diglycidyloxycalix[4]arene fiber for solid-phase microextraction of propranolol in human urine.

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    Li, Xiujuan; Zeng, Zhaorui; Hu, Mingbai; Mao, Ming

    2005-12-01

    A simple, sensitive, and accurate method for the determination of propranolol in human urine has been developed based on solid-phase microextraction (SPME) followed by GC-flame ionization detection (FID). The sol-gel 5,11,17,23-tetra-tert-butyl-25,27-dihydroxy-26,28-diglycidyloxycalix[4]arene/hydroxy-terminated silicone oil (diglycidyloxy-C[4]/OH-TSO) fiber was prepared to accommodate to the harsh extraction conditions. It possesses excellent alkali-proof ability and retains its extraction characteristics intact even after treatment with highly alkaline (4 mol/L) NaOH solution. Direct chemical bonding of the coating to the fiber surface provides it with excellent solvent resistance and the introduction of calixarene enhances its thermal stability. The newly developed sol-gel calixarene coating was effectively used for the extraction of propranolol in human urine. No interference with the determination of propranolol was observed from the urine components. Standard curves were linear in the range 50-5000 microg/L for headspace-SPME (HS-SPME) and 25-25000 microg/L for direct-SPME (Dir-SPME) with correlation coefficients better than 0.9999. The detection limit was 0.275 microg/L for HS-SPME and 0.193 microg/L for Dir-SPME. The method was validated using standard addition methodology and recovery values were between 91.4 and 117% for both the sampling modes with the RSDs less than 6% at different concentration levels in the linear ranges. The results obtained by both the sampling modes were feasible, and no significant differences between them regarding accuracy, precision, and detection limits were seen.

  1. The transfection efficiency of calix[4]arene-based lipids: the role of the alkyl chain length.

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    Mochizuki, Shinichi; Nishina, Koichi; Fujii, Shota; Sakurai, Kazuo

    2015-02-01

    The size, surface charge, and microstructure of lipoplexes comprising cationic lipids and nucleic acids are important factors for transfection efficiency. As these properties are largely determined by the cationic lipids used, a number of studies on the relationship between cationic lipids and the transfection efficiency have been reported. Among the many cationic lipids, lipids with multivalent cationic head groups are expected to be potent transfection reagents. Here, we prepared calix[4]arene-based lipids with different alkyl chain lengths from C3 to C15 and evaluated the relationship between the alkyl chain length and the transfection efficiency. C6 lipoplexes exhibited the highest transfection efficiency among all lipoplexes. The gene expression with C9 and C12 lipoplexes was slightly lower than that with C6 lipoplexes. C3 lipoplexes hardly induced gene expression, while C15 lipoplexes exhibited no complexation with plasmid DNA. Although all lipoplexes exhibited nearly identical characteristics, they exhibited different behaviours in terms of the interactions between the lipoplexes and anionic micelles comprising phosphatidylserine, a model of endosomal vehicle. After mixing with phosphatidylserine micelles, C6 lipoplexes released the bound plasmid DNA at pH 5 but not at pH 7, indicating that they can interact with the late endosomal membrane after being incorporated into cells. No plasmid DNA was released from C9 or C12 lipoplexes at either pH values. Thus, the alkyl chain length of cationic lipids is related to their interaction with the endosomal compartment and can provide a basis for the design of novel transfection reagents.

  2. Interfacial Recognition of Acetylcholine by an Amphiphilic p-Sulfonatocalix[8]arene Derivative Incorporated into Dimyristoyl Phosphatidylcholine Vesicles

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    Jin, Takashi; Fujii, Fumihiko; Ooi, Yasuhiro

    2008-01-01

    Dodecyl ether derivatives 1-3 of p-sulfonatocalix[n]arene were incorporated into dimyristoyl phosphatidylcholine (DMPC) vesicles, and their binding abilities for acetylcholine (ACh) were examined by using steady-state fluorescence/fluorescence anisotropy and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS). For the detection of ACh binding to the DMPC vesicles containing 5 mol % of 1-3, competitive fluorophore displacement experiments were performed, where rhodamine 6G (Rh6G) was used as a fluorescent guest. The addition of Rh6G to the DMPC vesicles containing 3 resulted in a decrease in the fluorescence intensity of Rh6G with an increase of its fluorescence anisotropy, indicating that Rh6G binds to the DMPC-3 vesicles. In the case of DMPC-1 and DMPC-2 vesicles, significant changes in the fluorescence spectra of Rh6G were not observed. When ACh was added to the DMPC-3 vesicles in the presence of Rh6G ([3]/[Rh6G]=100), the fluorescence intensity of Rh6G increased with a decrease in its fluorescence anisotropy. From the analysis of fluorescence titration data, the association constants were determined to be 7.1×105 M-1 for Rh6G-3 complex and 1.1×102 M-1 for ACh-3 complex at the DMPC-3 vesicles. To get a direct evidence for the binding of Rh6G and its displacement by ACh at the DMPC-3 vesicles, diffusion times of the Rh6G were measured by using FCS. Binding selectivity of the DMPC-3 vesicles for ACh, choline, GABA, l-aspartic acid,l-glutamic acid, l-arginine, l-lysine, l-histamine and ammonium chloride was also evaluated using FCS. PMID:27873899

  3. Recognition of bio-relevant dicarboxylate anions by an azacalix[2]arene[2]triazine derivative decorated with urea moieties.

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    Santos, Miguel M; Marques, Igor; Carvalho, Sílvia; Moiteiro, Cristina; Félix, Vítor

    2015-03-14

    A new dichloroazacalix[2]arene[2]triazine receptor (1) with two chiral urea binding moieties is reported. The binding affinity of this macrocycle was evaluated by (1)H NMR titrations in CDCl3 for the dicarboxylate anions oxalate (ox(2-)), malonate (mal(2-)), succinate (suc(2-)), glutarate (glu(2-)), diglycolate (dg(2-)), fumarate (fum(2-)), maleate (male(2-)), and (R,R)- and (S,S)-tartarate (tart(2-)) enantiomers. Among the first five linear anions, the higher association constants were calculated for the larger anions glu(2-) and dg(2-) and for the smallest anion ox(2-), with Kass values following the sequence dg(2-) > glu(2-) > ox(2-) > suc(2-) > mal(2-). Despite the high binding affinity 1 of for both tart(2-) enantiomers, no enantioselectivity was observed. By contrast, Kass for fum(2-) is ca. 8.9 times greater than that for male(2-), showing the selectivity of 1 for the trans isomer. These binding preferences were further elucidated by theoretical methods. Molecular dynamics simulations showed that the linear anions are lodged between both pendant arms and that each anion can assume two distinct binding poses, with one or two carboxylate groups establishing intermittent hydrogen bonds with both urea binding units. On the other hand, the recognition of male(2-) ensues in an alternative scenario, characterised by the interaction between a carboxylate group and a single urea binding unit, mirroring the lower experimental binding affinity relatively to fum(2-). A linear increase of the receptor's Nurea···Nurea and the anions' (-)O2C···CO2(-) distances versus experimental Kass was established for mal(2-), suc(2-), glu(2-) and dg(2-) associations, indicating that the match between these two distances determines the anion binding strength. The affinity for ox(2-) was associated with the most negative values of electrostatic potential positioned near carboxylate groups.

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

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

    2010-05-06

    Grand Canonical Monte Carlo simulations were performed for single component isotherms of CO(2) and CH(4) in the p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene structure. Comparison with literature data for adsorption used the Peng-Robinson equation of state to map simulated fugacities to experimentally determined pressures. CO(2) binding in the high-pressure structure of TBC4 (TBC4-H) occurs in two distinct waves. The cage sites in TBC4 completely fill up, followed by the filling of interstitial sites, resulting in the sum of two Langmuir isotherms being the best way to describe the total absorption isotherms. Our simulation results capture the essential experimental feature that the cage sites are the major contributor to the absorption isotherms, and the contribution of interstitial sites are significantly less. We found that CH(4) does not exhibit the same two-site binding characteristic and has a smaller temperature dependence, which arises from a smaller negative entropy change upon absorption compared with the case for CO(2). Our calculations give higher binding than observed experimentally for the cage site but lower binding for the interstitial site. We also demonstrate that by rescaling the interaction between CO(2) and the lattice, the results can reproduce the experimental data well at low loadings. The rescaled potentials are within the range found in other studies. This makes the discrepancy between experiment and simulation at high loadings greater, which is unexpected for this system. It is postulated that the simulation points to structural changes or defects being partially responsible for the relatively higher absorption found experimentally.

  5. Arene guest selectivity and pore flexibility in a metal-organic framework with semi-fluorinated channel walls

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    Smith, Rebecca; Vitórica-Yrezábal, Iñigo J.; Hill, Adrian; Brammer, Lee

    2017-01-01

    A metal-organic framework (MOF) with one-dimensional channels of approximately hexagonal cross-section [Ag2(O2CCF2CF2CO2)(TMP)] 1 (TMP =2,3,5,6-tetramethylpyrazine) has been synthesized with MeOH filling the channels in its as-synthesized form as [Ag2(O2CCF2CF2CO2)(TMP)]·n(MeOH) 1-MeOH (n = 1.625 by X-ray crystallography). The two types of ligand connect columns of Ag(I) centres in an alternating manner, both around the channels and along their length, leading to an alternating arrangement of hydrocarbon (C-H) and fluorocarbon (C-F) groups lining the channel walls, with the former groups projecting further into the channel than the latter. MeOH solvent in the channels can be exchanged for a variety of arene guests, ranging from xylenes to tetrafluorobenzene, as confirmed by gas chromatography, 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis and 13C cross-polarization magic angle spinning NMR spectroscopy. Alkane and perfluoroalkane guests, however, do not enter the channels. Although exhibiting some stability under a nitrogen atmosphere, sufficient to enable crystal structure determination, the evacuated MOF 1 is unstable for periods of more than minutes under ambient conditions or upon heating, whereupon it undergoes an irreversible solid-state transformation to a non-porous polymorph 2, which comprises Ag2(O2CCF2CF2CO2) coordination layers that are pillared by TMP ligands. This transformation has been followed in situ by powder X-ray diffraction and shown to proceed via a crystalline intermediate. This article is part of the themed issue 'Coordination polymers and metal-organic frameworks: materials by design'.

  6. Arene guest selectivity and pore flexibility in a metal–organic framework with semi-fluorinated channel walls

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    Smith, Rebecca; Vitórica-Yrezábal, Iñigo J.; Hill, Adrian

    2017-01-01

    A metal–organic framework (MOF) with one-dimensional channels of approximately hexagonal cross-section [Ag2(O2CCF2CF2CO2)(TMP)] 1 (TMP =2,3,5,6-tetramethylpyrazine) has been synthesized with MeOH filling the channels in its as-synthesized form as [Ag2(O2CCF2CF2CO2)(TMP)]·n(MeOH) 1-MeOH (n = 1.625 by X-ray crystallography). The two types of ligand connect columns of Ag(I) centres in an alternating manner, both around the channels and along their length, leading to an alternating arrangement of hydrocarbon (C–H) and fluorocarbon (C–F) groups lining the channel walls, with the former groups projecting further into the channel than the latter. MeOH solvent in the channels can be exchanged for a variety of arene guests, ranging from xylenes to tetrafluorobenzene, as confirmed by gas chromatography, 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis and 13C cross-polarization magic angle spinning NMR spectroscopy. Alkane and perfluoroalkane guests, however, do not enter the channels. Although exhibiting some stability under a nitrogen atmosphere, sufficient to enable crystal structure determination, the evacuated MOF 1 is unstable for periods of more than minutes under ambient conditions or upon heating, whereupon it undergoes an irreversible solid-state transformation to a non-porous polymorph 2, which comprises Ag2(O2CCF2CF2CO2) coordination layers that are pillared by TMP ligands. This transformation has been followed in situ by powder X-ray diffraction and shown to proceed via a crystalline intermediate. This article is part of the themed issue ‘Coordination polymers and metal–organic frameworks: materials by design’. PMID:27895259

  7. Pillar[5]arene-Based Supramolecular Plasmonic Thin Films for Label-Free, Quantitative and Multiplex SERS Detection.

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    Montes-García, Verónica; Gómez-González, Borja; Martínez-Solís, Diego; Taboada, José M; Jiménez-Otero, Norman; de Uña-Álvarez, Jacobo; Obelleiro, Fernando; García-Río, Luis; Pérez-Juste, Jorge; Pastoriza-Santos, Isabel

    2017-08-09

    Novel plasmonic thin films based on electrostatic layer-by-layer (LbL) deposition of citrate-stabilized Au nanoparticles (NPs) and ammonium pillar[5]arene (AP[5]A) have been developed. The supramolecular-induced LbL assembly of the plasmonic nanoparticles yields the formation of controlled hot spots with uniform interparticle distances. At the same time, this strategy allows modulating the density and dimensions of the Au aggregates, and therefore the optical response, on the thin film with the number of AuNP-AP[5]A deposition cycles. Characterization of the AuNP-AP[5]A hybrid platforms as a function of the deposition cycles was performed by means of visible-NIR absorption spectroscopy, and scanning electron and atomic force microscopies, showing larger aggregates with the number of cycles. Additionally, the surface enhanced Raman scattering efficiency of the resulting AuNP-AP[5]A thin films has been investigated for three different laser excitations (633, 785, and 830 nm) and using pyrene as Raman probe. The best performance was shown by the AuNP-AP[5]A film obtained with two deposition cycles ((AuNP-AP[5]A)2) when excited with a 785 laser line. The optical response and SERS efficiency of the thin films were also simulated using the M(3) solver and employing computer aided design models built based on SEM images of the different films. The use of host molecules as building blocks to fabricate (AuNP-AP[5]A)2) films has enabled the ultradetection, in liquid and gas phase, of low molecular weight polyaromatic hydrocarbons, PAHs, with no affinity for gold but toward the hydrophobic AP[5]A cavity. Besides, these plasmonic platforms allowed achieving quantitative detection within certain concentration regimes. Finally, the multiplex sensing capabilities of the AuNP-AP[5]A)2 were evaluated for their ability to detect in liquid and gas phase three different PAHs.

  8. Investigation on the preparation and chromatographic behavior of a new para-tert-butylcalix[4]arene-1,2-crown-4 stationary phase for high performance liquid chromatography.

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    Hu, Kai; Zhao, Wenjie; Wen, Fuyong; Liu, Junwei; Zhao, Xiaolan; Xu, Zhanhui; Niu, Bailin; Ye, Baoxian; Wu, Yangjie; Zhang, Shusheng

    2011-07-15

    In the present work, a new para-tert-butylcalix[4]arene-1,2-crown-4 bonded silica stationary phase (CBS4-4) was synthesized, structurally characterized, and employed to separate polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), phenols, aromatic amines, benzoic acid and its derivatives. The chromatographic behaviors of the prepared stationary phase were investigated and compared with ODS. The effects of methanol concentrations on the retention index show that CBS4-4 exhibits high selectivity for the above analytes. The separation mechanisms based on the different interactions between calixarene and the analytes were discussed. With the assistance of quantum chemistry calculation, the interaction Gibbs free energy change ΔG(solv) (in the mobile phase) of p, m and o-phenylenediamine positional isomers and para-tert-butylcalix[4]arene-1,2-crown-4 were obtained. The ΔG(solv) values were consistent with the retention behavior of p, m and o-phenylenediamine on the CBS4-4. According to the chromatographic data, it can be concluded that the selectivity of CBS4-4 for analytes is mainly ascribed to hydrophobic interaction, accompanied by other effects such as hydrogen bonding interaction, π-π and inclusion interaction. The CBS4-4 column has been successfully employed for the analysis of benzoic acid in Sprite drink. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. [Protective effect of tiacalix[4]arene-tetrasulphonate on heavy metal inhibition of myometrium myosin subfragment-1 ATP-hydrolase activity].

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    Labyntseva, R D; Bevza, O V; Bevza, A A; Liul'ko, A O; Kharchenko, S H; Kal'chenko, V I; Kosterin, S O

    2014-01-01

    Heavy metals have a negative effect on the contractility of uterine smooth muscles (myometrium), these effects can lead to various pathologies of a women reproductive system. To overcome these effects the methods for correcting the myometrium contractile activity are to be developed. Catalyzed by myosin ATPase ATP hydrolysis is the most important reaction in the molecular mechanism of myometrium contraction. We have found an inhibitory effect of 0.03-0.3 mM Ni2+, Pb2+ and Cd2+ on enzymatic hydrolysis of ATP by myosin subfragment-1 obtained from swine uterine smooth muscles. We have demonstrated that 100 μM thiacalix[4]arene-tetrasulphonate (C-798) recovered to the control level of ATPase activity of myosin subfragment-1 in the presence of heavy metal cations. One of the most probable mechanisms of C-798 corrective activity is based on its ability to chelate heavy metals, thus cations Pb, Cd and Ni can be removed from the incubation medium. Computer simulation has demonstrated that the protective effect of C-798 may also be the result of weakening the interaction of heavy metal ions with amino acid residues of the myosin molecule near the active site of ATP hydrolase. The obtained results can be used for further research aimed at assessing the prospects of thiacalix[4]arene-tetrasulfonate as pharmacological compounds.

  10. Distinct rat hepatic microsomal epoxide hydrolases catalyze the hydration of cholesterol 5,6 alpha-oxide and certain xenobiotic alkene and arene oxides.

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    Levin, W; Michaud, D P; Thomas, P E; Jerina, D M

    1983-02-01

    Metabolism of cholesterol 5,6 alpha-oxide to the 5,6-glycol is catalyzed by a rat liver microsomal epoxide hydrolase that is distinct from the microsomal epoxide hydrolase that metabolizes a wide range of xenobiotic alkene and arene oxides. The two enzymes are antigenically distinct, and the purified microsomal epoxide hydrolase that metabolizes xenobiotic oxides does not catalyze the hydration of cholesterol 5,6 alpha-oxide. In vivo treatment of rats with inducers of microsomal epoxide hydrolase does not enhance the activity of cholesterol 5,6 alpha-oxide hydrolase and, in some cases, actually depresses enzyme activity in the resultant microsomal preparations. Octene 1,2-oxide and benz[a]anthracene 5,6-oxide, both good substrates for xenobiotic epoxide hydrolase, are not competitive inhibitors of cholesterol oxide hydration by rat liver microsomes. The above results establish the existence of a liver microsomal epoxide hydrolase that is under different regulatory control and that appears to have a different substrate specificity than the well-characterized microsomal epoxide hydrolase involved in the metabolism of a widely diverse group of alkene and arene oxides.

  11. C(sp(2))-H Borylation of Fluorinated Arenes Using an Air-Stable Cobalt Precatalyst: Electronically Enhanced Site Selectivity Enables Synthetic Opportunities.

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    Obligacion, Jennifer V; Bezdek, Máté J; Chirik, Paul J

    2017-02-22

    Cobalt catalysts with electronically enhanced site selectivity have been developed, as evidenced by the high ortho-to-fluorine selectivity observed in the C(sp(2))-H borylation of fluorinated arenes. Both the air-sensitive cobalt(III) dihydride boryl 4-Me-((iPr)PNP)Co(H)2BPin (1) and the air-stable cobalt(II) bis(pivalate) 4-Me-((iPr)PNP)Co(O2C(t)Bu)2 (2) compounds were effective and exhibited broad functional group tolerance across a wide range of fluoroarenes containing electronically diverse functional groups, regardless of the substitution pattern on the arene. The electronically enhanced ortho-to-fluorine selectivity observed with the cobalt catalysts was maintained in the presence of a benzylic dimethylamine and hydrosilanes, overriding the established directing-group effects observed with precious-metal catalysts. The synthetically useful selectivity observed with cobalt was applied to an efficient synthesis of the anti-inflammatory drug flurbiprofen.

  12. Potential energy mapping of the excited-states of (η6-arene)Cr(CO)3 complexes: the evolution toward CO-loss or haptotropic shift processes.

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    Long, Conor

    2012-06-28

    The potential energy profiles of the optically accessible excited states of two model (η(6)-arene)Cr(CO)(3) systems were explored using Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory. Two photochemical reactions were investigated, CO-loss and the haptotropic or ring-slip of the arene ligand. In both cases the photochemical reaction requires the surmounting of a small thermal barrier in the lowest energy excited state. In the case of (η(6)-benzene)Cr(CO)(3) only one excited state is populated following 400 nm excitation and this leads to the release of CO. The calculated energy barrier to this process is 13 kJ mol(-1). In the case of (η(6)-thiophenol)Cr(CO)(3) two excited states are accessible one leading to CO-loss while the other results in the ring-slip process. The calculated barrier to the ring-slip process is 11 kJ mol(-1). The calculations are consistent with the results of picosecond time-resolved infrared studies.

  13. Development of Conductometric Sensor Based on 25,27-Di-(5-thio-octyloxy)calix[4]arene-crown-6 for Determination of Ammonium

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    Saiapina, O. Y.; Kharchenko, S. G.; Vishnevskii, S. G.; Pyeshkova, V. M.; Kalchenko, V. I.; Dzyadevych, S. V.

    2016-02-01

    The conductometric sensor based on 25,27-di-(5-thio-octyloxy)calix[4]arene-crown-6 was developed for the quantitative analysis of ammonium. The calixarene was immobilized on the surface of the planar interdigitated electrodes by attachment of its dialkyl sulfide groups to the surface of the gold electrodes. The intrinsic ability of the calixarene to capture ammonium was studied in the conductometric measuring mode and by the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The developed sensor showed high selectivity to ammonium in the presence of mono-, di-, and trivalent cations. Selective and highly sensitive detection of ammonium resulted from the complexation between the ammonium ions and a crown-ether fragment of the upper rim of the 25,27-di-(5-thio-octyloxy)calix[4]arene-crown-6 macrocycle. The developed sensor had high signal repeatability. Its sensitivity was found to be satisfactory for the forthcoming sensor application in the water-sample analysis; the linear range was 0.01-1.5 mM and limit of detection 10 μM.

  14. Molecular Architecture and Symmetry Properties of 1,3-Alternate Calix[4]arenes with Orientable Groups at the Para Position of the Phenolic Rings.

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    Toma, Lucio; Legnani, Laura; Compostella, Federica; Giuliani, Marta; Faroldi, Federica; Casnati, Alessandro; Sansone, Francesco

    2016-10-21

    Two glycoclusters constituted by four fully acetylated β-acetylmannosamine residues linked through trimethylenethioureido spacers to a calix[4]arene core and differing for the presence of methoxy or propoxy groups at the lower rim were synthesized. One of the two compounds is fixed in the 1,3-alternate geometry by the presence of the propoxy groups, while the other is potentially free to assume one of the different geometries allowed in calix[4]arene. Their similar NMR spectra in chloroform clearly suggest the same 1,3-alternate geometry. Both compounds were submitted to a conformational investigation with the DFT approach at the standard B3LYP/6-31G(d) level. The two glycocalixarenes showed a large conformational preference for the same geometry that put the mannosamine moiety of one substituent close to the thioureido group of the opposite substituent. This allows the formation of intramolecular hydrogen bonds and originates a series of through-space close contacts. A comparison with the NOESY maps evidence an excellent correspondence between experimental and theoretical data, thus giving an experimental validation of the highly symmetrical conformation that the two glycocalixarenes assume in apolar solvents.

  15. Fluorophores as Chemosensors for Sr(sup 2+) and Cs(sup +) Based on Calix[4]arenes and Coumarin Reporter Groups

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    Gorestzki, Gudrun; Brown, Gilbert M.; Bonnesen, Peter V.

    2003-09-10

    Fluorescent sensors are being developed for Cs + and Sr2+ which combine a molecular recognition element with an optical transduction element. Such sensors will be needed for real-time application in the characterization of nuclear waste and waste process streams. The fluorescent method is very important due to its high sensitivity and direct visual perception even in highly dilute solutions and its potential for remote application utilizing fiber optics. Crown ether bridged calix[4]arenes have been widely used as a three-dimensional platform for selective metal ion recognition. Coumarins show interesting photochemical and photophysical properties and are widely used in laser dye applications. These fluorescence probes increase their dipolar moment when excited. We will report the synthesis of calix[4]arene-crown-6 derivatives possessing 1,3-alternate conformation and incorporating a coumarin based fluorescence reporter group. Selectivity for Sr2+ over Cs + is obtained by using azacrowns and the sensitivity will be determined by varying the donor atom set as well as the substitution pattern of the coumarin.

  16. Solid-phase microextraction coupled with capillary electrophoresis for the determination of propranolol enantiomers in urine using a sol-gel derived calix[4]arene fiber.

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    Zhou, Xingwang; Li, Xiujuan; Zeng, Zhaorui

    2006-02-03

    A new type of diglycidyloxy-calix[4]arene coated fiber made by sol-gel method was initially prepared for capillary electrophoresis (CE) sample pretreatment. By using headspace solid-phase microextraction (SPME) combined with a novel back-extraction facility coupled off-line to capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE), the simultaneous determination of propranolol enantiomers in human urine was achieved. The clean up effect and preconcentration effect were realized for the first time without derivatization during the SPME process in terms of these strong polarity and thermal stable compounds. Ultrasonic back-extraction and field amplified sample injection (FASI) technologies were employed. Extraction and back-extraction parameters were optimized. Preconcentration of the sample by calix[4]arene fiber based SPME and FASI increased the sensitivity, yielding a limit of detection (LOD) of 0.01microg/ml by CZE-diode array detection (DAD). Method repeatability (RSD<6.5%) and fiber reusability (>150 extraction procedures) were observed over a linear range (0.05-10microg/ml) in urine samples. Based on the superior thermal stability, high alkali- and solvent-resistant ability, marvelous repeatability and long lifetime of the novel fiber, this SPME-FASI-CZE procedure could meet the demand of minimum required performance limit (MRPL) set by the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) for the detection of propranolol in urine samples.

  17. Improvement of catalytic activity of Candida rugosa lipase in the presence of calix[4]arene bearing iminodicarboxylic/phosphonic acid complexes modified iron oxide nanoparticles.

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    Ozyilmaz, Elif; Bayrakci, Mevlut; Yilmaz, Mustafa

    2016-04-01

    In the present study, iron oxide magnetite nanoparticles, prepared through a co-precipitation method, were coated with phosphonic acid or iminodicarboxylic acid derivatives of calix[4]arene to modulate their surfaces with different acidic groups. Candida rugosa lipase was then directly immobilized onto the modified nanoparticles through sol-gel encapsulation. The catalytic activities and enantioselectivities of the two encapsulated lipases in the hydrolysis reaction of (R/S)-naproxen methyl ester and (R/S)-2-phenoxypropionic acid methyl ester were assessed. The results showed that the activity and enantioselectivity of the lipase were improved when the lipase was encapsulated in the presence of calixarene-based additives; the encapsulated lipase with the phosphonic acid derivative of calix[4]arene had an excellent rate of enantioselectivity against the (R/S)-naproxen methyl and (R/S)-2-phenoxypropionic acid methyl esters, with E=350 and 246, respectively, compared to the free enzyme. The encapsulated lipases (Fe-Calix-N(COOH)) and (Fe-Calix-P) showed good loading ability and little loss of enzyme activity, and the stability of the catalyst was very good; they only lost 6-11% of the enzyme's activity after five batches.

  18. Amidofluorene-appended lower rim 1,3-diconjugate of calix[4]arene: synthesis, characterization and highly selective sensor for Cu2+

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    Nemati, Mohammad; Zadmard, Reza; Mohadjerani, Maryam

    2016-01-01

    Summary Functionalization of calix[4]arene with amidofluorene moieties at the lower rim led to formation of the 1,3-diconjugate of calix[4]arene L as a novel fluorescent chemosensor for Cu2+. The receptor molecule L exhibited a pronounced selectivity towards Cu2+ over other mono and divalent ions. The formation of the complex between L and Cu2+ was evaluated by absorption, fluorescence and 1H NMR spectroscopy. The sensor L showed a remarkable color change from colorless to purple and a fluorescence quenching only upon interaction with Cu2+. The 1:1 stoichiometry of the obtained complex has been determined by Job’s plot. The association constant determined by fluorescence titration was found to be 1.8 × 106 M−1. The sensor showed a linear response toward Cu2+ in the concentration range from 1 to 10 µM with a detection limit of 9.6 × 10−8 M. PMID:27559419

  19. 5,11,17,23,29-Penta-tert-butyl-31,32,33,34,35-penta­propoxycalix[5]arene dichloro­methane hemisolvate

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    Pojarová, Michaela; Dušek, Michal; Budka, Jan; Císařová, Ivana; Makrlík, Emanuel

    2011-01-01

    The title compound, tert-butyl­propoxycalix[5]arene, C70H100O5·0.5CH2Cl2, crystallizes as a solvate with two mol­ecules of calix[5]arene in 1,2-alternate conformations and one mol­ecule of dichloro­methane in the asymmetric unit. One tert-butyl group in one of the mol­ecules and two in the other are disordered over two positions with occupancy factors fixed at 0.5917:0.4083, 0.5901:0.4099 and 0.8535:0.1465, respectively, in the final refinement. The C atoms of a prop­oxy group in each of the mol­ecules are also disordered over two positions with occupancies of 0.7372:0.2628 and 0.5027:0.4973. The mol­ecules form intra­molecular hydrogen bonds between prop­oxy O atoms and an adjacent CH2 group in a neighbouring prop­oxy chain. In the crystal, inter­molecular C—H⋯O and C—H⋯Cl inter­actions occur involving the dichloro­methane mol­ecule. PMID:21522987

  20. Modulation of ICT probability in bi(polyarene)-based O-BODIPYs: towards the development of low-cost bright arene-BODIPY dyads.

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    Gartzia-Rivero, Leire; Sánchez-Carnerero, Esther M; Jiménez, Josue; Bañuelos, Jorge; Moreno, Florencio; Maroto, Beatriz L; López-Arbeloa, Iñigo; de la Moya, Santiago

    2017-09-12

    We report the synthesis, and spectroscopic and electrochemical properties of a selected library of novel spiranic O-BODIPYs bearing a phenol-based bi(polyarene) unit tethered to the boron center through oxygen atoms. These dyes constitute an interesting family of arene-BODIPY dyads useful for the development of photonic applications due to their synthetic accessibility and tunable photonic properties. It is demonstrated that the electron-donor capability of the involved arene moiety switches on a non-emissive intramolecular charge transfer (ICT) state, which restricts the fluorescence efficiency of the dyad. Interestingly, the influence of this non-radiative deactivation channel can be efficiently modulated by the substitution pattern, either at the dipyrrin ligand or at the polyarene moiety. Thus, dyads featuring electron-rich dipyrrin and electron-poor polyarene show lower or almost negligible ICT probability, and hence display bright fluorescence upon dual excitation at far-away spectral regions. This synthetic approach has allowed the easy development of low-cost efficient ultraviolet-absorbing visible-emitting cassettes by selecting properly the substitution pattern of the involved key units, dipyrrin and bi(polyarene), to modulate not only absorption and emission wavelengths, but also fluorescence efficiencies.

  1. Langmuir-Blodgett film of p-tert-butylthiacalix[4]arene modified glassy carbon electrode as voltammetric sensor for the determination of Hg(II).

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    Wang, Fei; Wei, Xiaohan; Wang, Chenbin; Zhang, Shusheng; Ye, Baoxian

    2010-01-15

    The pi-A isotherms and UV-vis spectra of the transferred films suggested that the monolayer of p-tert-butylthiacalix[4]arene can coordinate with Hg(2+) at the air-water surface. From these observations, a glassy carbon electrode coated with Langmuir-Blodgett film of p-tert-butylthiacalix[4] arene as a new voltammetric sensor is designed for the determination of trace amounts of Hg(2+). Compared with bare glassy carbon electrode and modified glassy carbon electrode using direct coating method, the Langmuir-Blodgett film-modified electrode can greatly improve the measuring sensitivity of Hg(2+). Under the selected conditions, the Langmuir-Blodgett film-modified electrode in 0.1molL(-1) H(2)SO(4)+0.01molL(-1) KCl solution shows a linear voltammetric response for Hg(2+) in the range of 5.0x10(-10) to 1.5x10(-7)molL(-1), with a detection limit of 2.0x10(-10)molL(-1). The proposed method was also applied to determine Hg(2+) in water samples (tap, lake and river water). In addition, the fabricated electrode exhibited a distinct advantage of simple preparation, non-toxicity, good reproducibility and good stability.

  2. BODIPY-modified Ru(II) arene complex--a new ligand dissociation mechanism and a novel strategy to red shift the photoactivation wavelength of anticancer metallodrugs.

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    Zhou, Qian-Xiong; Lei, Wan-Hua; Hou, Yuan-Jun; Chen, Yong-Jie; Li, Chao; Zhang, Bao-Wen; Wang, Xue-Song

    2013-02-28

    A Ru(II) arene complex [(η(6)-p-cymene)Ru(bpy)(py-BODIPY)](PF(6))(2), where bpy is 2,2'-bipyridine and py-BODIPY is a 4,4-difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene dye containing a pyridine group at the 8-position, was designed and synthesized. BODIPY modification renders the monodentate pyridine ligand with long wavelength absorbing capability, and an absorption maximum at 504 nm. Upon selective irradiation of the absorption band of the py-BODIPY ligand, the dissociation of the monodentate ligand occurs efficiently, followed by substitution by 9-ethylguanine if it is present in the solution. The photoinduced ligand dissociation quantum yield was measured to be 4.1% at 480 nm. The photoinduced electron transfer from the BODIPY chromophore to the Ru(II) arene moiety plays an important role in the ligand dissociation. Such a photosensitization strategy can be utilized to develop novel anticancer metallodrugs that may respond to light in the phototherapeutic window (650-900 nm).

  3. Cytochrome P450-catalysed arene-epoxidation of the bioactive tea tree oil ingredient p-cymene: indication for the formation of a reactive allergenic intermediate?

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    Meesters, R J W; Duisken, M; Hollender, J

    2009-09-01

    1. The cytochrome P450-mediated metabolism of the tea tree oil ingredient p-cymene (p-isopropyltoluene) was studied by the application of in vitro enzymatic assays using different recombinant human cytochrome P450 enzymes. 2. In total, four enzymatic products were identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The enzymatic products identified were: thymol (2-isopropyl-5-methylphenol), p-isopropylbenzyl alcohol, p,alpha,alpha-trimethylbenzyl alcohol, and p-isopropylbenzaldehyde. 3. The enzymatic products of p-cymene resulted from catalysed enzymatic arene-epoxidation and hydroxylation reactions by the studied cytochrome P450 enzymes. 4. An in vivo study could only confirm the formation of one enzymatic product, namely thymol. Thymol was identified after enzymatic hydrolysis of glucuronide and sulphate conjugates in collected blood and urine samples. 5. The obtained results may help to increase the understanding of cases where skin sensitization and irritation by tea tree oil-containing products that are involved with allergic reactions of users of these products. The results also indicate that skin sensitization and irritation reactions not only can be explained by the frequently in literature reported auto-oxidation of tea tree resulting in bioactive oxidized products, but also now by the formation of epoxide intermediates resulting from catalysed arene-epoxidation reactions by selected human cytochrome P450 enzymes which are also located in different organs in humans.

  4. Synthesis of a tweezer-like bis(arylthiaalkoxy)calix[4]arene as a cation sensor for ion-selective electrodes: an investigation of the influence of neighboring halogen atoms on cation selectivity.

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    Zeng, Xianshun; Sun, Hao; Chen, Langxing; Leng, Xuebing; Xu, Fengbo; Li, Qinshan; He, Xiwen; Zhang, Wenqin; Zhang, Zheng-Zhi

    2003-03-21

    Two novel tweezer-like 25,27-dihydroxy-26,28-bis(phenylthiaethoxy)calix[4]arenes 6 and 7 were synthesized by the reaction of 25,27-dihydroxy-26,28-bis(bromoethoxy)calix[4]arenes 3 and 4 for the evaluation of their ion-selectivity in ion-selective electrodes (ISEs). X-ray structural analysis indicated that calix[4]arene 7 is in an interesting infinite linear aggregate via self-inclusion. For investigation of the influences of substitutes on the behavior of the ISEs, the halogen substituted aryl analogues of 25,27-dihydroxy-26,28-bis(arylthiaethoxy)calix[4]arenes 8-12 were also synthesized and their ISE performances were evaluated under the same conditions. ISEs based on 6-12 as neutral ionophores were prepared, and their selectivity coefficients for Ag+ (log KAg,M(pot)) were investigated against other alkali metal, alkaline-earth metal, lead, ammonium ions and some transition metal ions using the fixed interference method (FIM). These ISEs showed excellent Ag+ selectivity over most of the interfering cations examined, except for Hg2+ having relative smaller interference (log KAg,Hg(pot) < or = 2.1). The 19F NMR spectra of 9 and 9.AgClO4 were recorded for investigation the fluorine environments in the complex. The 19F NMR spectra strongly suggested that the fluorine atoms on ionophore 9 participated in ligation with silver cation.

  5. 6,12,18,24-Tetra-meth-oxy-4,10,16,22-tetra-kis-[(meth-oxy-carbon-yl)meth-oxy]-2,8,14,20-tetra-kis-(2-phenyl-eth-yl)resorcin[4]arene.

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    Pansuriya, Pramod B; Friedrich, Holger B; Maguire, Glenn E M

    2012-01-01

    The title compound, C(76)H(80)O(16), is a macrocyclic structure. This novel resorcin[4]arene derivative has (meth-oxy-carbon-yl)meth-oxy 'head' groups on the upper rim. The compound has a C(2v) 'boat' geometry and there are a range of C-H⋯O contacts in the crystal structure.

  6. Encapsulation of a (H3O2)- unit in the aromatic core of a calix[6]arene closed by two Zn(II) ions at the small and large rims.

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    Coquière, David; Marrot, Jérôme; Reinaud, Olivia

    2006-10-01

    The coordination of a first Zn(II) ion to a calix[6]arene presenting three imidazolyl arms at the small rim and three aniline moieties at the large rim allows the binding of a second Zn(II) ion while hosting a (H3O2)- unit in the aromatic cavity.

  7. Different sensing modes of fluoride and acetate based on a calix[4]arene with 25,27-bistriazolylmethylpyrenylacetamides.

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    Hung, Hao-Chih; Chang, Yung-Yu; Luo, Liyang; Hung, Chen-Hsiung; Diau, Eric Wei-Guang; Chung, Wen-Sheng

    2014-02-01

    25,27-Bis{1'-N-(1-pyrenyl)-aminocarbonylmethyl-1H-[1',2',3']tri-azolyl-4'-methoxy}-26,28-dihydroxycalix[4]arene, 4, is synthesized as a fluorescent chemosensor for the selective detection of both anions and ion pairs in MeCN. Sensor 4 uses bis-triazoles as ligands to bind a metal ion, bis-amides and bis-triazoles as the sites to recognize anions, and pyrenes as fluorophores. Among eight anions screened, chemosensor 4 showed a marked fluorescence change toward F(-), H2PO4(-) and AcO(-), but 4 responded to each anion in a distinct way. In the presence of F(-) at low concentrations, the dynamic excimer emission of compound 4 at λ(max) 482 nm was quenched, but an emission at λ(max) 472 nm appeared at large doses of F(-). A control compound 6 showed very similar red shifts in the UV-vis and excitation spectra as 4 did, and its 472 nm emission band grew as the fluoride doses increased. Thus, the growth of the 472 nm emission of 4 and 6 in the presence of excess F(-) may be because strong H-bonding interactions of amido protons with F(-) favoured the formation of pyrene dimers in the ground state with charge transfer characteristics. The addition of H2PO4(-), unlike F(-), to a solution of 4 showed an enhanced monomer emission but a decreased excimer emission (λ(max) 482 nm). Adding AcO(-) to 4 produced a systematic change from a dynamic excimer (λ(max) 482 nm) to λ(max) 472 nm but with very little change in the UV-vis spectrum. Time-resolved fluorescence measurements on compound 6 with F(-) and AcO(-) confirmed that the 472 nm emission band mainly came from static excimers for the former, but was partly from a dynamic excimer for the latter because it contained a growth component in the fluorescence decay traces. Without pre-treatment with an anion, chemosensor 4 showed recognition of only metal ions Cu(2+), Hg(2+) and Cr(3+), but it became sensitive to Ag(+) when it was pretreated with fluoride.

  8. Supramolecular modeling of mono-copper enzyme active sites with calix[6]arene-based funnel complexes.

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    Le Poul, Nicolas; Le Mest, Yves; Jabin, Ivan; Reinaud, Olivia

    2015-07-21

    Supramolecular bioinorganic chemistry is a natural evolution in biomimetic metallic systems since it constitutes a further degree of complexity in modeling. The traditional approach consisting of mimicking the first coordination sphere of metal sites proved to be very efficient, because valuable data are extracted from these examples to gain insight in natural systems mechanisms. But it does not reproduce several specific aspects of enzymes that can be mimicked by the implementation of a cavity embedding the labile active site and thus controlling the properties of the metal ion by noncovalent interactions. This Account reports on a strategy aimed at reproducing some supramolecular aspects encountered in the natural systems. The cavity complexes described herein display a coordination site constructed on a macrocycle. Thanks to a careful design of the cavity-based ligands, complexes orienting their labile site specifically toward the inside of the macrocycle were obtained. The supramolecular systems are based on the flexible calix[6]arene core that surrounds the metal ion labile site, thereby constraining exogenous molecules to pass through the conic funnel to reach the metal center. Such an architecture confers to the metal ion very unusual properties and behaviors, which in many aspects are biologically relevant. Three generations of calix[6]-based ligands are presented and discussed in the context of modeling the monocopper sites encountered in some enzymes. A wide range of phenomena are highlighted such as the impact that the size and shape of the access channel to the metal center have on the selectivity and rate of the binding process, the possible remote control of the electronics through small modifications operated on the cavity edges, induced-fit behavior associated with host-guest association (shoe-tree effect) that affects the redox properties of the metal ion and the electron exchange pathway, consequences of forbidden associative ligand exchange

  9. The structure of the Calix[4]arene-(H2O) Cluster: The World’s Smallest Cup of Water

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    Hontama, Naoya; Inokuchi, Yoshiya; Ebata, Takayuki; Dedonder-Lardeau, Claude; Jouvet, Christophe; Xantheas, Sotiris S.

    2010-03-11

    The structure of the calix[4]arene(C4A)-(H2O) cluster formed in a supersonic beam has been investigated by mass-selected resonant two-photon ionization (R2PI) spectroscopy, IR-UV double resonance spectroscopy, IR photodissociation (IRPD) spectroscopy and by high level quantum chemical calculations. The IR-UV double resonance spectrum of C4A-(H2O) exhibits a broad and strong hydrogen-bonded OH stretching band at 3160 cm-1 and a weak asymmetric OH stretching band at 3700 cm-1. The IRPD measurement of the cluster produced a value of 3140 cm-1 for the C4A-(H2O) → C4A + H2O dissociation energy. High level electronic structure calculations at the MP2 level of theory with basis sets up to quadruple zeta quality suggest that the endo-isomer (water inside the C4A cavity) is ~1100 cm-1 more stable than the exo-isomer (water hydrogen bonded to the rim of C4A). The endo-isomer has a best-computed (at the MP2/aug-cc-pVQZ level) value of 3127 cm-1 for the binding energy, just ~15 cm-1 shy of the experimentally determined threshold and an IR spectrum in excellent agreement with the experimentally observed one. In contrast, the B3LYP density functional fails to even predict a stable structure for the endo-isomer demonstrating the inability of that level of theory to describe the delicate balance between structures exhibiting cumulative OH-π H-bonding and dipole-dipole interactions (endo-isomer) when compared to the ones emanating from maximizing the cooperative effects associated with the formation of hydrogen bonded homodromic networks (exo-isomer). The comparison of the experimental results with the ones from high level electronic structure calculations therefore unambiguously assign the endo-isomer as the global minimum of the C4A-(H2O) cluster, world’s smallest cup of water. Part of this work is supported by the Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Biosciences Division, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, US Department of Energy. Battelle operates the Pacific Northwest

  10. Competition between glutathione and guanine for a ruthenium(II) arene anticancer complex: detection of a sulfenato intermediate.

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    Wang, Fuyi; Xu, Jingjing; Habtemariam, Abraha; Bella, Juraj; Sadler, Peter J

    2005-12-21

    The organometallic anticancer complex [(eta6-bip)Ru(en)Cl]+ (1; bip = biphenyl, en = ethylenediamine) selectively binds to guanine (N7) bases of DNA (Novakova, O.; Chen, H.; Vrana, O.; Rodger, A.; Sadler, P. J.; Brabec, V. Biochemistry 2003, 42, 11544-11554). In this work, competition between the tripeptide glutathione (gamma-L-Glu-L-Cys-Gly; GSH) and guanine (as guanosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate, cGMP) for complex 1 was investigated using HPLC, LC-MS and 1H,15N NMR spectroscopy. In unbuffered solution (pH ca. 3), the reaction of 1 with GSH gave rise to three intermediates: an S-bound thiolato adduct [(eta6-bip)Ru(en)(GS-S)] (4) and two carboxylate-bound glutathione products [(eta6-bip)Ru(en)(GSH-O)]+ (5, 6) during the early stages (<6 h), followed by en displacement and formation of a tri-GS-bridged dinuclear Ru(II) complex [((eta6-bip)Ru)2(GS-mu-S)3]2- (7). Under physiologically relevant conditions (micromolar Ru concentrations, pH 7, 22 mM NaCl, 310 K), the thiolato complex 4 was unexpectedly readily oxidized by dioxygen to the sulfenato complex [(eta6-bip)Ru(en)(GS(O)-S)] (8) instead of forming the dinuclear complex 7. Under these conditions, competitive reaction of complex 1 with GSH and cGMP gave rise to the cGMP adduct [(eta6-bip)Ru(en)(cGMP-N7)]+ (10) as the major product, accounting for ca. 62% of total Ru after 72 h, even in the presence of a 250-fold molar excess of GSH. The oxidation of coordinated glutathione in the thiolato complex 4 to the sulfenate in 8 appears to provide a facile route for displacement of S-bound glutathione by G N7. Redox reactions of cysteinyl adducts of these Ru(II) arene anticancer complexes could therefore play a significant role in their biological activity.

  11. Antimalarial activity of ruthenium(II) and osmium(II) arene complexes with mono- and bidentate chloroquine analogue ligands.

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    Ekengard, Erik; Glans, Lotta; Cassells, Irwin; Fogeron, Thibault; Govender, Preshendren; Stringer, Tameryn; Chellan, Prinessa; Lisensky, George C; Hersh, William H; Doverbratt, Isa; Lidin, Sven; de Kock, Carmen; Smith, Peter J; Smith, Gregory S; Nordlander, Ebbe

    2015-11-28

    Eight new ruthenium and five new osmium p-cymene half-sandwich complexes have been synthesized, characterized and evaluated for antimalarial activity. All complexes contain ligands that are based on a 4-chloroquinoline framework related to the antimalarial drug chloroquine. Ligands HL(1-8) are salicylaldimine derivatives, where HL(1) = N-(2-((2-hydroxyphenyl)methylimino)ethyl)-7-chloroquinolin-4-amine, and HL(2-8) contain non-hydrogen substituents in the 3-position of the salicylaldimine ring, viz. F, Cl, Br, I, NO2, OMe and (t)Bu for HL(2-8), respectively. Ligand HL(9) is also a salicylaldimine-containing ligand with substitutions in both 3- and 5-positions of the salicylaldimine moiety, i.e. N-(2-((2-hydroxy-3,5-di-tert-butylphenyl)methyl-imino)ethyl)-7-chloroquinolin-4-amine, while HL(10) is N-(2-((1-methyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)methylamino)ethyl)-7-chloroquinolin-4-amine) The half sandwich metal complexes that have been investigated are [Ru(η(6)-cym)(L(1-8))Cl] (Ru-1-Ru-8, cym = p-cymene), [Os(η(6)-cym)(L(1-3,5,7))Cl] (Os-1-Os-3, Os-5, and Os-7), [M(η(6)-cym)(HL(9))Cl2] (M = Ru, Ru-HL(9); M = Os, Os-HL(9)) and [M(η(6)-cym)(L(10))Cl]Cl (M = Ru, Ru-10; M = Os, Os-10). In complexes Ru-1-Ru-8 and Ru-10, Os-1-Os-3, Os-5 and Os-7 and Os-10, the ligands were found to coordinate as bidentate N,O- and N,N-chelates, while in complexes Ru-HL(9) and Os-HL(9), monodentate coordination of the ligands through the quinoline nitrogen was established. The antimalarial activity of the new ligands and complexes was evaluated against chloroquine sensitive (NF54 and D10) and chloroquine resistant (Dd2) Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite strains. Coordination of ruthenium and osmium arene moieties to the ligands resulted in lower antiplasmodial activities relative to the free ligands, but the resistance index is better for the ruthenium complexes compared to chloroquine. Overall, osmium complexes appeared to be less active than the corresponding ruthenium complexes.

  12. Chemical evolution of thermal springs at Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica: Effect of volcanic activity, precipitation, seismic activity, and Earth tides

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    López, D. L.; Bundschuh, J.; Soto, G. J.; Fernández, J. F.; Alvarado, G. E.

    2006-09-01

    Arenal Volcano in NW Costa Rica, Central America has been active during the last 37 years. However, only relatively low temperature springs have been identified on its slopes with temperatures less than around 60 °C. The springs are clustered on the NE and NW slopes of the volcano, close to contacts between the recent and older volcanic products or at faults that intercept the volcano. This volcano is located in a rain forest region with annual rainfall averaging around 5 m. During the last 15 years, the temperature and chemical composition of 4 hot springs and 2 cold springs have been monitored approximately every 3 months. In addition, two more thermal sites were identified recently and sampled, as well as two boreholes located on a fault NE of the volcano. Scatter plots of chemical species such as Cl and B suggest that the waters in these discharges belong to the same aquifer with a saline end member similar to Río Tabacón at the beginning of the study period (1990) and the deeper borehole (B-2) in 2004. The waters of Quebrada Bambú and Quebrada Fría represent a more dilute end member. Both long-term (over the 15 years) and short-term or seasonal decreases in concentration and steady or decreasing temperature are noted in NW springs. Springs located at the NE show increasing temperatures and ion concentrations, except for bicarbonate that has decreased in concentration for all the springs. This behavior is likely associated with a shallow source for the solutes and heat for this aquifer. To the NW the early lavas and pyroclastic flows have been cooling down, decreasing the contribution of leaching products to the infiltrating waters. To the NE, pyroclastic flows to the N during the last decade are contributing increasing concentrations of solutes and heat throughout water infiltration and circulation within the faults and the surficial drainage that has a NE regional trend. For the short-term or seasonal variations, concentrations of chemical constituents

  13. Benzene selectivity in competitive arene hydrogenation: Effects of single-site catalyst···acidic oxide surface binding geometry

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    Gu, Weixing; Stalzer, Madelyn Marie; Nicholas, Christopher P.; ...

    2015-04-17

    Organozirconium complexes are chemisorbed on Brønsted acidic sulfated ZrO2 (ZrS), sulfated Al2O3 (AlS), and ZrO2–WO3 (ZrW). Under mild conditions (25 °C, 1 atm H2), the supported Cp*ZrMe3, Cp*ZrBz3, and Cp*ZrPh3 catalysts are very active for benzene hydrogenation with activities declining with decreasing acidity, ZrS >> AlS ≈ ZrW, arguing that more Brønsted acidic oxides (those having weaker corresponding conjugate bases) yield stronger surface organometallic electrophiles and for this reason have higher benzene hydrogenation activity. Benzene selective hydrogenation, a potential approach for carcinogenic benzene removal from gasoline, is probed using benzene/toluene mixtures, and selectivities for benzene hydrogenation vary with catalyst asmore » ZrBz3+/ZrS–, 83% > Cp*ZrMe2+/ZrS–, 80% > Cp*ZrBz2+/ZrS–, 67% > Cp*ZrPh2+/ZrS–, 57%. For Cp*ZrBz2+/ZrS–, which displays the highest benzene hydrogenation activity with moderate selectivity in benzene/toluene mixtures. Other benzene/arene mixtures are examined, and benzene selectivities vary with arene as mesitylene, 99%, > ethylbenzene, 86% > toluene, 67%. Structural and computational studies by solid-state NMR spectroscopy, XAS, and periodic DFT methods applied to supported Cp*ZrMe3 and Cp*ZrBz3 indicate that larger Zr···surface distances are present in more sterically encumbered Cp*ZrBz2+/AlS– vs Cp*ZrMe2+/AlS–. Furthermore, the combined XAS, solid state NMR, and DFT data argue that the bulky catalyst benzyl groups expand the “cationic” metal center–anionic sulfated oxide surface distances, and this separation/weakened ion-pairing enables the activation/insertion of more sterically encumbered arenes and influences hydrogenation rates and selectivity patterns.« less

  14. Self-Assembly of New Arene-Ruthenium Rectangles Containing Triptycene Building Block and Their Application in Fluorescent Detection of Nitro Aromatics

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    Dubey, Abhishek; Mishra, Anurag; Min, Jin Wook; Lee, Min Hyung; Kim, Hyunuk; Stang, Peter J.; Chi, Ki-Whan

    2014-01-01

    A suite of two new tetraruthenium metallarectangles 5 and 6 have been obtained from [2 + 2] self-assemblies between dipyridylethynyltriptycene 2 and one of the two dinuclear arene ruthenium clips, [Ru2 (μ-η4-OO∩OO) (η6-p-cymene)2][OTf]2 ; (OO∩OO = oxalate 3; 6,11-dihydroxy-5,12-naphthacenedionato (dotq) 4; OTf = triflate). These molecular rectangles are fully characterized by 1H NMR spectroscopy, electrospray mass spectrometry. A single crystal of 6 was suitable for X-ray diffraction structural characterization. These new metallarectangles showed fluorescence behavior in solution, have been examined for emission quenching effects with various aromatic compounds, and show high quenching selectivity and sensitivity towards nitroaromatics, particularly picric acid and trinitrotoluene. Excited-state charge transfer from the rectangles to nitro aromatic substrates can be used to develop selective fluorescent sensors for nitro aromatics. PMID:26321767

  15. J-aggregation of a water-soluble tetracationic porphyrin in mixed LB films with a calix[8]arene carboxylic acid derivative.

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    Miguel, Gustavo de; Pérez-Morales, Marta; Martín-Romero, María T; Muñoz, Eulogia; Richardson, Tim H; Camacho, Luis

    2007-03-27

    The molecular organization of a mixed film, containing a water-soluble tetracationic porphyrin (TMPyP) and a p-tert-butyl calix[8]arene octacarboxylic acid derivative (C8A), at the air-water interface and on a solid support (LB film), has been investigated. Although the TMPyP aggregation was not detected at the air-water interface, TMPyP J-aggregates have been found in the LB films (Y-type). Unlike tetraanionic porphyrins, for example TSPP, the TMPyP J-aggregates are not induced by a zwitterion formation. The TMPyP J-aggregation is a result of a "double comb" configuration, where porphyrins from opposite layers are interwoven in a linear infinite J-aggregate. Our results confirm that TMPyP molecules tend to self-aggregate strongly, provided the electrostatic repulsions of their peripheral groups are cancelled by the anionic groups of the C8A matrix.

  16. Lipophilicity Assessment of Ruthenium(II)-Arene Complexes by the Means of Reversed-Phase Thin-Layer Chromatography and DFT Calculations

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    Shweshein, Khalil Salem A. M.; Andrić, Filip; Radoičić, Aleksandra; Gruden-Pavlović, Maja; Tešić, Živoslav; Milojković-Opsenica, Dušanka

    2014-01-01

    The lipophilicity of ten ruthenium(II)-arene complexes was assessed by reversed-phase thin-layer chromatography (RP-TLC) on octadecyl silica stationary phase. The binary solvent systems composed of water and acetonitrile were used as mobile phase in order to determine chromatographic descriptors for lipophilicity estimation. Octanol-water partition coefficient, logKOW, of tested complexes was experimentally determined using twenty-eight standard solutes which were analyzed under the same chromatographic conditions as target substances. In addition, ab initio density functional theory (DFT) computational approach was employed to calculate logKOW values from the differences in Gibbs' free solvation energies of the solute transfer from n-octanol to water. A good overall agreement between DFT calculated and experimentally determined logKOW values was established (R2 = 0.8024–0.9658). PMID:24587761

  17. Supramolecular Vesicles Coassembled from Disulfide-Linked Benzimidazolium Amphiphiles and Carboxylate-Substituted Pillar[6]arenes that Are Responsive to Five Stimuli.

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    Jiang, Long; Huang, Xuan; Chen, Dong; Yan, Hua; Li, Xueyuan; Du, Xuezhong

    2017-03-01

    Novel supramolecular vesicles based on host-guest systems were coassembled from carboxylate-substituted pillar[6]arene (CPA[6]) and disulfide-linked benzimidazolium amphiphiles, and the microstructures of the CPA-based supramolecular vesicles were clearly elaborated. The supramolecular vesicles showed controlled drug release in response to five stimuli, with glutathione, pH, CO2 , Zn(2+) ions, and hexanediamine, leading to cleavage of the disulfide bonds, protonation of the carboxylate groups, metal chelation, and competitive binding. This is the first case of a smart pillararene-based supramolecular vesicle being integrated with five stimuli-responsive functions to meet the diverse requirements of controlled drug release. Importantly, each of the five stimuli is closely related to microenvironments of tumors and diseases of the human body. The smart stimuli-responsive supramolecular vesicles have promising applications in drug therapy of tumors and relevant diseases.

  18. Simultaneous determination of L-tyrosine and caffeine based on their electrocatalytic oxidation at a 4-tert-butylcalix[6] arene-modified carbon paste electrode.

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    Srivastava, Ashwini K; Gaichore, Reena R

    2013-01-01

    Simultaneous determination of L-tyrosine and caffeine was performed at a carbon paste electrode modified with 4-tert-butylcalix[6]arene and in situ Ni2+ ions. Surface characterization of the electrode was carried out by means of scanning electron microscopy. Electrochemical impedance diagnosis revealed that oxidation of both molecules is kinetically facile on the modified electrode. The electrochemical behavior of both molecules was studied using cyclic voltammetry, and further quantified using differential pulse voltammetry (DPV). The results revealed a high sensitivity for their simultaneous detection. DPV allowed simultaneous detection of L-tyrosine and caffeine in the range of 10(-6) to 10(-3) M, with LODs of 2.19 x 10(-7) and 4.03 x 10(-7) M, respectively. The modified electrode was used for individual determination of L-tyrosine and caffeine in various pharmaceutical formulations and simultaneous monitoring in human body fluids.

  19. Unusual mode of protein binding by a cytotoxic π-arene ruthenium(ii) piano-stool compound containing an O,S-chelating ligand.

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    Hildebrandt, Jana; Görls, Helmar; Häfner, Norman; Ferraro, Giarita; Dürst, Matthias; Runnebaum, Ingo B; Weigand, Wolfgang; Merlino, Antonello

    2016-08-02

    A new pseudo-octahedral π-arene ruthenium(ii) piano-stool compound, containing an O,S-bidentate ligand (compound 1) and showing significant cytotoxic activity in vitro, was synthesized and characterized. In solution stability and interaction with the model protein bovine pancreatic ribonuclease (RNase A) were investigated by using UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy. Its crystal structure and that of the adduct formed upon reaction with RNase A were obtained by X-ray crystallography. The comparison between the structure of purified compound 1 and that of the fragment bound to RNase A reveals an unusual mode of protein binding that includes ligand exchange and alteration of coordination sphere geometry.

  20. 5,11,17,23-Tetra-kis(chloro-meth-yl)-25,26,27,28-tetra-propoxycalix[4]arene.

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    Kutter, Felix; Düker, Matthias H; Zeller, Matthias; Azov, Vladimir A

    2011-02-26

    The title calix[4]arene, C(44)H(52)Cl(4)O(4), displays the 1,3-alternate conformation with crystallographically imposed twofold symmetry. Four phenolic rings of the calixarene backbone are tilted into the calix cavity, making dihedral angles of 77.42 (2) and 77.71 (2)° with the plane of the four bridging methyl-ene C atoms. Pairs of opposite aromatic rings make dihedral angles of 25.16 (3) and 24.58 (4)° with each other. In the crystal, the calixarene mol-ecules pack with the formation of infinite columns along the b axis. The crystal packing shows a network of C-H⋯Cl contacts, which can be considered as non-classical hydrogen bonds.

  1. Dual-responsive polypseudorotaxanes based on block-selected inclusion between polyethylene-block-poly(ethylene glycol) diblock copolymers and 1,4-diethoxypillar[5]arene.

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    Chen, Jianzhuang; Li, Nan; Gao, Yongping; Sun, Fugen; He, Jianping; Li, Yongsheng

    2015-10-21

    Based on the selective recognition of the polyethylene (PE) block of polyethylene-block-poly(ethylene glycol) (PE-b-PEG) by 1,4-diethoxypillar[5]arene (DEP5A), two novel thermo and competitive guest (1,4-dibromobutane or hexanedinitrile) responsive polypseudorotaxanes (PPRs) have been successfully constructed. The formation of PPRs both in solution and in the solid state was demonstrated by (1)H NMR, 2D NOESY, and WAXD analyses. TGA data illustrate that PPRs exhibit higher thermal stability than their precursor diblock copolymers. Moreover, intriguing porous disk-like aggregates are produced by electrospraying of PPRs in CHCl3 and the self-assembled structures of PPRs are totally changed by the addition of 1,4-dibromobutane or hexanedinitrile, demonstrating their competitive guest stimuli-responsiveness.

  2. Host-guest chemistry of a water-soluble pillar[5]arene: evidence for an ionic-exchange recognition process and different complexation modes.

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    Gómez, Borja; Francisco, Vitor; Fernández-Nieto, Fernando; Garcia-Rio, Luis; Martín-Pastor, M; Paleo, M Rita; Sardina, F Javier

    2014-09-15

    The complexation of an anionic guest by a cationic water-soluble pillararene is reported. Isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), (1)H NMR, (1)H and (19)F DOSY, and STD NMR experiments were performed to characterize the complex formed under aqueous neutral conditions. The results of ITC and (1)H NMR analyses showed the inclusion of the guest inside the cavity of the pillar[5]arene, with the binding constant and thermodynamic parameters influenced by the counter ion of the macrocycle. NMR diffusion experiments showed that although a fraction of the counter ions are expelled from the host cavity by exchange with the guest, a complex with both counter ions and the guest inside the pillararene is formed. The results also showed that at higher concentrations of guest in solution, in addition to the inclusion of one guest molecule in the cavity, the pillararene can also form an external complex with a second guest molecule.

  3. Comparison of hydration reactions for "piano-stool" RAPTA-B and [Ru(η6- arene)(en)Cl]+ complexes: Density functional theory computational study

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    Chval, Zdeněk; Futera, Zdeněk; Burda, Jaroslav V.

    2011-01-01

    The hydration process for two Ru(II) representative half-sandwich complexes: Ru(arene)(pta)Cl2 (from the RAPTA family) and [Ru(arene)(en)Cl]+ (further labeled as Ru_en) were compared with analogous reaction of cisplatin. In the study, quantum chemical methods were employed. All the complexes were optimized at the B3LYP/6-31G(d) level using Conductor Polarizable Continuum Model (CPCM) solvent continuum model and single-point (SP) energy calculations and determination of electronic properties were performed at the B3LYP/6-311++G(2df,2pd)/CPCM level. It was found that the hydration model works fairly well for the replacement of the first chloride by water where an acceptable agreement for both Gibbs free energies and rate constants was obtained. However, in the second hydration step worse agreement of the experimental and calculated values was achieved. In agreement with experimental values, the rate constants for the first step can be ordered as RAPTA-B > Ru_en > cisplatin. The rate constants correlate well with binding energies (BEs) of the Pt/Ru-Cl bond in the reactant complexes. Substitution reactions on Ru_en and cisplatin complexes proceed only via pseudoassociative (associative interchange) mechanism. On the other hand in the case of RAPTA there is also possible a competitive dissociation mechanism with metastable pentacoordinated intermediate. The first hydration step is slightly endothermic for all three complexes by 3-5 kcal/mol. Estimated BEs confirm that the benzene ligand is relatively weakly bonded assuming the fact that it occupies three coordination positions of the Ru(II) cation.

  4. Comparison of hydration reactions for "piano-stool" RAPTA-B and [Ru(η6-arene)(en)Cl]+ complexes: density functional theory computational study.

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    Chval, Zdeněk; Futera, Zdeněk; Burda, Jaroslav V

    2011-01-14

    The hydration process for two Ru(II) representative half-sandwich complexes: Ru(arene)(pta)Cl(2) (from the RAPTA family) and [Ru(arene)(en)Cl](+) (further labeled as Ru_en) were compared with analogous reaction of cisplatin. In the study, quantum chemical methods were employed. All the complexes were optimized at the B3LYP/6-31G(d) level using Conductor Polarizable Continuum Model (CPCM) solvent continuum model and single-point (SP) energy calculations and determination of electronic properties were performed at the B3LYP∕6-311++G(2df,2pd)/CPCM level. It was found that the hydration model works fairly well for the replacement of the first chloride by water where an acceptable agreement for both Gibbs free energies and rate constants was obtained. However, in the second hydration step worse agreement of the experimental and calculated values was achieved. In agreement with experimental values, the rate constants for the first step can be ordered as RAPTA-B > Ru_en > cisplatin. The rate constants correlate well with binding energies (BEs) of the Pt∕Ru-Cl bond in the reactant complexes. Substitution reactions on Ru_en and cisplatin complexes proceed only via pseudoassociative (associative interchange) mechanism. On the other hand in the case of RAPTA there is also possible a competitive dissociation mechanism with metastable pentacoordinated intermediate. The first hydration step is slightly endothermic for all three complexes by 3-5 kcal∕mol. Estimated BEs confirm that the benzene ligand is relatively weakly bonded assuming the fact that it occupies three coordination positions of the Ru(II) cation.

  5. Preparation of pillar[5]arene-quinoline Langmuir-Blodgett thin films for detection of volatile organic compounds with host-guest principles.

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    Kursunlu, Ahmed Nuri; Acikbas, Yaser; Ozmen, Mustafa; Erdogan, Matem; Capan, Rifat

    2017-10-07

    In this study, a novel pillar[5]arene-quinoline (P5-Q) as an organic material is used to fabricate Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) thin films and its organic vapor sensing properties have been investigated. The LB deposition process is characterized by UV-visible spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) techniques. The typical frequency shift per layer is obtained as 31.75 Hz per layer and the deposited mass onto a quartz crystal is calculated to be 539.69 ng per layer (2.03 ng mm(-2)). The fitted surface plasmon resonance (SPR) data were utilized to calculate the film thickness of this material. The thickness of a single layer is calculated to be 1.26 ± 0.09 nm. QCM and SPR systems are used to investigate gas sensing performance of macrocyclic LB films during exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). The macrocyclic LB thin films are more sensitive to dichloromethane than that of other vapors used in this study. The sensitivity and detection limit performance of the P5-Q QCM sensor to dichloromethane vapor were calculated to be 14.751 Hz ppm(-1) and 0.203 ppm, respectively. These results demonstrated that the P5-Q material is promising as an organic vapor sensing device at room temperature. Despite Langmuir-Blodgett being a traditional technique in colloid and interface science, this study presents the first gas sensor application for pillararene LB films. Because of the unique symmetric pillar architecture of P5-Q, self-assembly of pillar[5]arene molecules should afford various characteristic nanometer-scale architectures such as micelles, vesicles, and tubes.

  6. Rare earth (Eu{sup 3+}, Tb{sup 3+}) mesoporous hybrids with calix[4]arene derivative covalently linking MCM-41: Physical characterization and photoluminescence property

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    Li Yajuan; Yan Bing; Wang Li

    2011-09-15

    MCM-41 mesoporous silica has been functionalized with two kinds of macrocylic calixarene derivatives Calix[4] and Calix[4]Br (Calix[4]=P-tert-butylcalix[4]arene, Calix[4]Br=5.11,17.23-tetra-tert-butyl-25.27-bihydroxy- 26.28-bibromopropoxycalix[4]arene) through condensation approach of tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) in the presence of the cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) surfactant as a template. Novel organic-inorganic mesoporous luminescent hybrid containing RE{sup 3+} (Eu{sup 3+}, Tb{sup 3+}) complexes covalently attached to the functionalized ordered mesoporous MCM-41, which are designated as RE-Calix[4]-MCM-41 and RE-Calix[4]Br-MCM-41, respectively, are obtained by sol-gel process. It is found that they all have high surface area, uniform in the mesostructure and good crystallinity. Measurement of the photoluminescence properties show the mesoporous material covalently bonded Tb{sup 3+} complexes (Tb-Calix[4]-MCM-41 and Tb-Calix[4]Br-MCM-41) exhibit the stronger characteristic emission of Tb{sup 3+} and longer lifetime than the corresponding Eu-containing materials Eu-Calix[4]-MCM-41 and Eu-Calix[4]Br-MCM-41 due to the triplet state energy of modified organic ligands Calix[4]-Si and Calix[4]Br-Si match with the emissive energy level of Tb{sup 3+} very well. - Graphical abstract: MCM-41 mesoporous silica is functionalized with two kinds of macrocylic calixarene derivatives and luminescent organic-inorganic mesoporous hybrids containing Ln{sup 3+} complexes covalently attached to the functionalized ordered mesoporous MCM-41. Highlights: > Novel linkages of functionalized calixarene derivative. > New rare earth mesoporous hybrids. > Luminescence in visible region.

  7. Ex-vivo complexation, skin permeation, interaction and cytodermal toxicity studies of p-tertbutylcalix[4]arene nanoemulsion for radiation decontamination.

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    Sharma, Navneet; Ojha, Himanshu; Pathak, Dharam Pal; Goel, Rajeev; Sharma, Rakesh Kumar

    2017-01-01

    p-tertbutylcalix[4]arene loaded nanoemulsion has been designed, characterized and evaluated for skin decontamination of radionuclides of interest in nuclear and radiological emergencies. Further, nanoemulsion was evaluated for Ex-vivo complexation, skin permeation, interaction and cytodermal toxicity. Ex-vivo skin complexation studies were conducted using High-resolution sector field inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (HR-SF-ICPMS). Skin studies at dermal and cyto-dermal level have been carried out using techniques such as florescence microscopy, Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Flow cytometry, Confocal microscopy, Prestoblue and Comet assay. HR-SF-ICPMS study confirmed >95% complexation of surrogate nuclides of thallium and Iodine applied on excised rat skin mounted over Franz diffusion cell. Temporal analysis of aliquots obtained from Franz diffusion cell using UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy indicated that only 3.37% of formulation permeates through the skin. Skin penetration study of rhodamine 123 nanoemulsion carried out using florescence microscopy confirmed that formulation remains localised in epidermis of rat skin. DSC data confirmed skin compatibility of nanoemulsion, as no lipid extraction was observed from skin. In-vitro cell viability and cellular uptake assays performed on human skin fibroblasts prove no cellular uptake and cytotoxic effects. Comet assay, cell cycle arrest, and apoptosis-inducing mechanistic studies prove that prepared nanoemulsion is safe at cellular level. Taken together, data indicate that p-tertbutylcalix[4]arene nanoemulsion is both effective and safe formulation to use on skin for radio-decontamination. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Depositional setting and early diagenesis of the dinosaur eggshell-bearing Aren Fm at Bastus, Late Campanian, south-central Pyrenees

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    Díaz-Molina, Margarita; Kälin, Otto; Benito, M. Isabel; Lopez-Martinez, Nieves; Vicens, Enric

    2007-07-01

    The Late Cretaceous Aren Fm exposed north of Bastus in the Tremp Basin (south-central Pyrenees) preserves an excellent record of dinosaur eggs laid in a marine littoral setting. Different from other cases reported in literature, at the Bastus site the preferential nesting ground was original beach sand. The coastal deposits of Aren Fm can be grouped into four facies assemblages, representing respectively shoreface, beachface, beach ridge plain and backbarrier lagoon environments. Shoreface deposits include fine- to coarse-grained hybrid arenites and subordinate quartz-dominated conglomerates with ripple structures of wave and wave-current origin. Beachface deposits are mainly storm beach conglomerates, but parallel-laminated foreshore arenites locally occur. Backbarrier lagoon deposits comprise of washover sandy conglomerates that grade laterally into sandy lime mudstones, biomicrites and marls. Beach ridge sediment, wherein the bulk of dinosaur eggs and eggshell debris occurs, predominantly is a reddish hybrid arenite that has undergone a complex early diagenetic evolution, including marine and meteoric cementation followed by soil development. The reddish arenites overlie wave-dominated shoreface deposits and in places pass laterally into lagoonal deposits. They originally formed shore ridges, that became stabilized during progradational episodes by pedogenesis (beach ridge, sensu [Otvos, E.G., 2000. Beach ridges—definitions and significance. Geomorphology 32, 83-108.]), which also affected the dinosaur eggs. The eggshell-bearing beach ridge arenites are typically preserved at the top of parasequences forming the systems tracts of a third-order sequence. Thick packages of this facies resulted from aggradation of barrier/beach ridge deposits, whose preservation below surfaces of transgressive erosion was favoured by incipient lithification.

  9. Highly efficient extraction of actinides with pillar[5]arene-derived diglycolamides in ionic liquids via a unique mechanism involving competitive host-guest interactions.

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    Li, Caixia; Wu, Lei; Chen, Lixi; Yuan, Xiangyang; Cai, Yimin; Feng, Wen; Liu, Ning; Ren, Yi; Sengupta, Arijit; Murali, Mallekav S; Mohapatra, Prasanta K; Tao, Guohong; Zeng, Huaqiang; Ding, Songdong; Yuan, Lihua

    2016-12-06

    Actinide partitioning is considered as one of the most challenging issues in nuclear waste remediation. Herein, we unravel a novel extraction mode pertinent to the competitive host-guest interactions for highly efficient actinide extraction. The host-guest recognition event involves binding of a room temperature ionic liquid (RTIL), 1-n-octyl-3 methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethane)sulfonamide (C8mimNTf2), as both the guest and the solvent by the hosts pillar[5]arene-based diglycolamides (P5DGAs) and the subsequent displacement of the guest by a metal ion. This two-step process suggests a unique competitive ion-mediated displacement mechanism for the metal ion partitioning in the extraction process. The supramolecular extraction system is evaluated for its extraction abilities towards actinide ions such as UO2(2+), PuO2(2+), Pu(4+), Am(3+), and fission product elements such as Eu(3+), Sr(2+), Cs(+). The results demonstrate the exceedingly high distribution ratios and favorable separation of Am(3+) and Pu(4+) in nitric acid media. All the three P5DGAs form 1 : 1 complexes with Am(3+). Time resolved laser fluorescence spectroscopic (TRLFS) studies reveal a strong complexation involving no inner-sphere water molecules in the Eu(3+)-P5DGA complexes when C8mimNTf2 is used as the diluent. With high efficiency in the extraction of actinides and a quantitative back extraction outcome, the RTIL-based solvent systems containing pillar[5]arene-DGA ligands developed in this work hold potential as promising candidates for nuclear waste remediation in a more sustainable fashion.

  10. Understanding room-temperature π-dimerisation of radical ions: intramolecular π-[TTF]2(2+) in functionalised calix[4]arenes.

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    Fumanal, Maria; Capdevila-Cortada, Marçal; Novoa, Juan J

    2017-02-01

    Long, multicentre π-dimers of radical ions are weakly bound and can only be observed in solution at low temperature. However, recent supramolecular approaches induce the extra stabilisation required to preserve them at room temperature, by different means depending on the approach. In particular, π-[TTF]2(2+) dimers (TTF = tetrathiafulvalene) were detected upon oxidation of a TTF-based calix[4]arene in acetonitrile solution at room temperature, manifesting intramolecular [R-TTF]˙(+)[R-TTF]˙(+) interactions (Chem. Commun. 2006, 2, 2233). In this work, the reasons behind the remarkable formation of these π-dimers in the calix[4]arene, [calix], molecule are unravelled by means of DFT calculations. We first demonstrate that the properties of the π-[R-TTF]2(2+) dimers are preserved in the [calix](2+). Most importantly, our results show that the π-dimerised and non-dimerised forms of the [calix](2+) are isoenergetic at room temperature, and that the activation energy for this process is ca. 9.5 kcal mol(-1). Hence, both forms coexist in equilibrium at 298 K, as the intramolecular nature of the interaction ensures a high reaction rate. The role of the Na(+) cation in preventing the π-[R-TTF]2(2+) dimerisation of the [calix](2+) receptor is also examined, unveiling that this effect is mostly due to the electrostatic repulsion induced by the cation. Finally, we provide a revision on room-temperature stable supramolecular long, multicentre π-dimers of radical ions, a class of systems with great potential as molecular switches.

  11. Novel chiral (salen)Mn(III) complexes containing a calix[4]arene unit in 1,3-alternate conformation as catalysts for enantioselective epoxidation reactions of (Z)-aryl alkenes.

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    Bonaccorso, Carmela; Brancatelli, Giovanna; Ballistreri, Francesco P; Geremia, Silvano; Pappalardo, Andrea; Tomaselli, Gaetano A; Toscano, Rosa M; Sciotto, Domenico

    2014-02-07

    Two new chiral calix[4]arene-salen ligands 1a,b, based on calix[4]arene platforms in 1,3-alternate conformation, have been prepared by a new general synthetic pathway. Their Mn(III) complexes, 3a,b have shown fairly good efficiency in the asymmetric epoxidation of styrene and substituted styrenes, whereas excellent catalytic activity and selectivity were observed with rigid bicyclic alkenes, namely 1,2-dihydro-naphthalene and substituted 2,2'-dimethyl-chromene. The higher catalytic properties of 3a may be ascribed to the more rigid and inherently chiral structure as proved by molecular modelling, NMR spectroscopy and X-ray data of the similarly structured UO2 complexes 2a,b.

  12. Synthesis, characterization, and PGSE (1H and 19F) NMR diffusion studies on cationic (eta6- arene)Mn(CO)3+ complexes: boron counterion, ion pairing, and solvent dependences.

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    Schott, Daniele; Pregosin, Paul S; Jacques, Béatrice; Chavarot, Murielle; Rose-Munch, Françoise; Rose, Eric

    2005-08-08

    The synthesis, characterization, and PGSE ((1)H and (19)F) NMR diffusion studies on the cationic [(eta(6)-arene)Mn(CO)(3)][X] (arene = anisole, 4-chloroanisole, and 1,3,5-trimethoxybenzene; X = BPh(4) and BArF) are reported. The tetraphenyl borate complexes of anisole and 4-chloroanisole show surprisingly strong ion pairing in dichloromethane solution, whereas the BArF salts do not. (1)H,(1)H-NOESY data support this anion selectivity. In chloroform solution one finds the usual strong ion pairing for both anions. The solid-state structure of [(eta(6)-1,3,5-trimethoxybenzene)Mn(CO)(3)][BPh(4)] has been determined. (13)C NMR and IR data for the new complexes are reported. The observed IR frequencies are higher for the BArF complexes than for the BPh(4) complexes.

  13. Fluorescence switch on-off-on receptor constructed of quinoline allied calix[4]arene for selective recognition of Cu2+ from blood serum and F- from industrial waste water.

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

    2013-05-07

    A novel PET with ICT based substituted calix[4]arene fluroionophore was synthesized and used for detection of Cu(2+) and F(-) by emission spectra. The detection limit of the synthesized receptor was found to be 4.16 nM for Cu(2+) and 2.15 nM for F(-). Moreover, this probe has been applied for recognition of Cu(2+) in blood serum and F(-) from waste water.

  14. A high-yield synthesis of [m]biphenyl-extended pillar[n]arenes for an efficient selective inclusion of toluene and m-xylene in the solid state.

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    Gao, Bo; Tan, Li-Li; Song, Nan; Li, Ke; Yang, Ying-Wei

    2016-04-30

    [m]Bp-ExPn with a rigid and nanometer-sized cavity, as an extended version of pillar[n]arene by replacing 1,4-dimethoxybenzene monomers with biphenyl entities, was synthesized for the first time. Intriguingly, toluene and m-xylene can be stably included within the cavity of [2]Bp-ExP6, which endows these newly developed synthetic receptors with great potential in the purification of petrochemicals.

  15. C-F activation of fluorinated arenes using NHC-stabilized nickel(0) complexes: selectivity and mechanistic investigations.

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    Schaub, Thomas; Fischer, Peter; Steffen, Andreas; Braun, Thomas; Radius, Udo; Mix, Andreas

    2008-07-23

    The reaction of [Ni2((i)Pr2Im)4(COD)] 1a or [Ni((i)Pr2Im)2(eta(2)-C2H4)] 1b with different fluorinated arenes is reported. These reactions occur with a high chemo- and regioselectivity. In the case of polyfluorinated aromatics of the type C6F5X such as hexafluorobenzene (X = F) octafluorotoluene (X = CF3), trimethyl(pentafluorophenyl)silane (X = SiMe3), or decafluorobiphenyl (X = C6F5) the C-F activation regioselectively takes place at the C-F bond in the para position to the X group to afford the complexes trans-[Ni((i)Pr2Im)2(F)(C6F5)]2, trans-[Ni((i)Pr2Im)2(F)(4-(CF3)C6F4)] 3, trans-[Ni((i)Pr2Im)2(F)(4-(C6F5)C6F4)] 4, and trans-[Ni((i)Pr2Im)2(F)(4-(SiMe3)C6F4)] 5. Complex 5 was structurally characterized by X-ray diffraction. The reaction of 1a with partially fluorinated aromatic substrates C6H(x)F(y) leads to the products of a C-F activation trans-[Ni((i)Pr2Im)2(F)(2-C6FH4)] 7, trans-[Ni((i)Pr2Im)2(F)(3,5-C6F2H3)] 8, trans-[Ni((i)Pr2Im)2(F)(2,3-C6F2H3)] 9a and trans-[Ni((i)Pr2Im)2(F)(2,6-C6F2H3)] 9b, trans-[Ni((i)Pr2Im)2(F)(2,5-C6F2H3)] 10, and trans-[Ni((i)Pr2Im)2(F)(2,3,5,6-C6F4H)] 11. The reaction of 1a with octafluoronaphthalene yields exclusively trans-[Ni((i)Pr2Im)2(F)(1,3,4,5,6,7,8-C10F7)] 6a, the product of an insertion into the C-F bond in the 2-position, whereas for the reaction of 1b with octafluoronaphthalene the two isomers trans-[Ni((i)Pr2Im)2(F)(1,3,4,5,6,7,8-C10F7)] 6a and trans-[Ni((i)Pr2Im)2(F)(2,3,4,5,6,7,8-C10F7)] 6b are formed in a ratio of 11:1. The reaction of 1a or of 1b with pentafluoropyridine at low temperatures affords trans-[Ni((i)Pr2Im)2(F)(4-C5NF4)] 12a as the sole product, whereas the reaction of 1b performed at room temperature leads to the generation of trans-[Ni((i)Pr2Im)2(F)(4-C5NF4)] 12a and trans-[Ni((i)Pr2Im)2(F)(2-C5NF4)] 12b in a ratio of approximately 1:2. The detection of intermediates as well as kinetic studies gives some insight into the mechanistic details for the activation of an aromatic carbon-fluorine bond at

  16. η(6) -Arene-Zirconium-PNP-Pincer Complexes: Mechanism of Their Hydrogenolytic Formation and Their Reactivity as Zirconium(II) Synthons.

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    Plundrich, Gudrun T; Wadepohl, Hubert; Clot, Eric; Gade, Lutz H

    2016-06-27

    The cyclometalated monobenzyl complexes [(Cbzdiphos(R) -CH)ZrBnX] 1 (iPr) Cl and 1 (Ph) I reacted with dihydrogen (10 bar) to yield the η(6) -toluene complexes [(Cbzdiphos(R) )Zr(η(6) -tol)X] 2 (iPr) Cl and 2 (Ph) I (cbzdiphos=1,8-bis(phosphino)-3,6-di-tert-butyl-9H-carbazole). The arene complexes were also found to be directly accessible from the triiodide [(Cbzdiphos(Ph) )ZrI3 ] through an in situ reaction with a dibenzylmagnesium reagent and subsequent hydrogenolysis, as exemplified for the η(6) -mesitylene complex [(Cbzdiphos(Ph) )Zr(η(6) -mes)I] (3 (Ph) I). The tolyl-ring in 2 (iPr) Cl adopts a puckered arrangement (fold angle 23.3°) indicating significant arene-1,4-diido character. Deuterium labeling experiments were consistent with an intramolecular reaction sequence after the initial hydrogenolysis of a Zr-C bond by a σ-bond metathesis. A DFT study of the reaction sequence indicates that hydrogenolysis by σ-bond metathesis first occurs at the cyclometalated ancillary ligand giving a hydrido-benzyl intermediate, which subsequently reductively eliminates toluene that then coordinates to the Zr atom as the reduced arene ligand. Complex 2 (Ph) I was reacted with 2,6-diisopropylphenyl isocyanide giving the deep blue, diamagnetic Zr(II) -diisocyanide complex [(Cbzdiphos(Ph) )Zr(CNDipp)2 I] (4 (Ph) I). DFT modeling of 4 (Ph) I demonstrated that the HOMO of the complex is primarily located as a "lone pair on zirconium", with some degree of back-bonding into the C≡N π* bond, and the complex is thus most appropriately described as a zirconium(II) species. Reaction of 2 (Ph) I with trimethylsilylazide (N3 TMS) and 2 (iPr) Cl with 1-azidoadamantane (N3 Ad) resulted in the formation of the imido complexes [(Cbzdiphos(R) )Zr=NR'(X)] 5 (iPr) Cl-NAd and 5 (Ph) I-NTMS, respectively. Reaction of 2 (iPr) Cl with azobenzene led to N-N bond scission giving 6 (iPr) Cl, in which one of the NPh-fragments is coupled with the carbazole

  17. A novel calix[4]arene thiol functionalized silver nanoprobe for selective recognition of ferric ion with nanomolar sensitivity via DLS selectivity in human biological fluid

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

    2013-02-01

    A high concern for human health and safety has motivated dynamic research on the potential impact of transition metal ions and their toxic effects, thus it is very challenging to design transition-metal ion detection devices that are cost-effective, rapid and applicable to the biological milieus. Driven by the need to detect trace amounts of Fe3+ from blood samples, we report a highly selective and ultrasensitive calix[4]arene modified silver nanoprobe for Fe3+ recognition at the 9.4 nM level from aqueous solution with excellent discrimination against other heavy metals and biomolecules. The assembly was characterized by TEM (transmission electron microscopy), DLS (dynamic light scattering), UV-Vis, FT-IR, ESI-MS and 1H NMR spectrometry, which demonstrate the higher binding affinity for Fe3+. The biosensor has been successfully applied to estimate the ferric ion in human blood serum as well as in human hemoglobin.A high concern for human health and safety has motivated dynamic research on the potential impact of transition metal ions and their toxic effects, thus it is very challenging to design transition-metal ion detection devices that are cost-effective, rapid and applicable to the biological milieus. Driven by the need to detect trace amounts of Fe3+ from blood samples, we report a highly selective and ultrasensitive calix[4]arene modified silver nanoprobe for Fe3+ recognition at the 9.4 nM level from aqueous solution with excellent discrimination against other heavy metals and biomolecules. The assembly was characterized by TEM (transmission electron microscopy), DLS (dynamic light scattering), UV-Vis, FT-IR, ESI-MS and 1H NMR spectrometry, which demonstrate the higher binding affinity for Fe3+. The biosensor has been successfully applied to estimate the ferric ion in human blood serum as well as in human hemoglobin. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Supplementary materials of the synthesis procedure associated with this article can be

  18. Improving the Flash Flood Frequency Analysis using dendrogeomorphological evidences in the Arenal River crossing Arenas de San Pedro Village (Spanish Central System)

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    Ruiz-Villanueva, V.; Ballesteros, J. A.; Díez-Herrero, A.; Bodoque, J. M.

    2009-04-01

    The flash flood frequency analysis in mountainous catchments presents specific scientific challenges. One of the challenges is the relevant gradient in precipitation intensity with altitude. Another challenge is the lack of information from rainfall or discharge gauge stations or from documentary sources. Dendrogeomorphology studies the response in the wood growth pattern and the botanical signs on the trees affected by geomorphological processes. With regard to the flood frequency, the dendrogeomorphological evidences bring forward valuable infomation about single past events (with annual or even seasonal precision) and their occurrence periodicity. The main macro-evidence that we can find in the tree trunk is a stem scar originated by a wound in the bark of the tree. When the tree grows, this wound remains reflected in the tree ring sequence. The best way to analyze the tree ring sequence is by using a complete section of the trunk, this couldn't be possible unless the tree is cut down. Due to the unfeasibility of cutting down the trees, in Dendrogeomorphology is enough to obtain an increment core, using a Pressler borer. Nevertheless, this study has been based on complete stem sections analysis facilitated for the felling works in the riverine vegetation in the Arenal River, carried out by the Tagus River Water Authority. These felling works have allowed us to obtain sections and to analyze the stump of the tree in situ. On this way, 100 samples of Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus angustifolia located by the river along the Arenal River crossing Arenas de San Pedro Village (Ávila, northern slopes of the Gredos Mountain Range in the Spanish Central System) have been analyzed. This village is known for its historical problems of flood during extreme events. A meticulous fieldwork has been carried out. Every sample was analyzed locating its geomorphological position, the distance to the riverbed and the height of the stump in which the evidences were observed. Using a

  19. Friedel-Crafts Alkylation of Arenes with 2-Halogeno-2-CF3-styrenes under Superacidic Conditions. Access to Trifluoromethylated Ethanes and Ethenes.

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    Sandzhieva, Maria A; Kazakova, Anna N; Boyarskaya, Irina A; Ivanov, Alexandr Yu; Nenajdenko, Valentine G; Vasilyev, Aleksander V

    2016-06-17

    The formation of the corresponding benzyl cations [ArHC(+)-CH(X)CF3] takes place under protonation of E-/Z-2-halogeno-2-CF3 styrenes [ArCH═C(X)CF3, X = F, Cl, Br] in superacids. The structures of these new electrophiles were studied by means of NMR and theoretical DFT calculations. According to these data, in the case of bromo derivatives, the formed cations, most probably, exist as cyclic bromonium ions; however, in the cases of chloro and fluoro derivatives, open forms are more preferable. Subsequent reaction of these benzyl cations with arenes proceeds as Friedel-Crafts alkylation to afford 1,1-diaryl-2-halo-3,3,3-trifluoropropanes [Ar(Ar')CH-CH(X)CF3] in high yields (up to 96%) as a mixture of two diastereomers. The prepared halogenopropanes were easily converted into the corresponding mixtures of E-/Z-trifluoromethylated diarylethenes [Ar(Ar')C═CCF3] (in yields up to 96%) by dehydrohalogenation with base (KOH or t-BuOK). The mechanism of elimination (E2 and Ecb) depends on the nature of the leaving group and reaction conditions.

  20. Pyrophosphate sensing by a fluorescent Zn2+ bound triazole linked imino-thiophenyl conjugate of calix[4]arene in HEPES buffer medium: spectroscopy, microscopy, and cellular studies.

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    Pathak, Rakesh K; Tabbasum, Khatija; Rai, Ankit; Panda, Dulal; Rao, Chebrolu P

    2012-06-05

    An in situ prepared Zn(2+) complex of triazole linked imino-thiophenyl conjugate of calix[4]arene, [ZnL], was demonstrated to be highly fluorescent in HEPES buffer solution. [ZnL] has been used as a chemo-sensing ensemble for the recognition of phosphates in general and pyrophosphates in particular among the eighteen different anions studied. The chemo-sensing behavior of the [ZnL] has been demonstrated through fluorescence, absorption, visual fluorescent color changes, ESI MS, and (1)H NMR titrations. Variations in the microstructural features of L, its zinc complex and the complex upon addition of PPi have been demonstrated through atomic force microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Such studies have been extended to see the permeability of the conjugate into the HeLa cells by fluorescence microscopy. In accession, a reversible "write-read-erase-read" logic gate property of L has been demonstrated through a feedback loop in the presence of Zn(2+) and PPi.