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Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

1994

Chemistry

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Monolayer Studies Of Novel Synthetic Compounds And Biological Systems , Jingyuan Wang Jan 1994

Monolayer Studies Of Novel Synthetic Compounds And Biological Systems , Jingyuan Wang

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A general review on preparation and methods of characterization of monolayers was given in Chapter 1. Different projects were undertaken in the research of this dissertation. Neutron and X-ray reflection studies of fullerene C[subscript]60 and its derivative monolayers were performed in Chapter 1. Neutron and X-ray reflection measurements and surface pressure isotherms of spread films of C[subscript]60-dodecylamine adduct C[subscript]60-(NH[subscript]2(CH[subscript]2)[subscript]11CH[subscript]3][subscript]x and C[subscript]60-propylamine adduct C[subscript]60-(NH[subscript]2C[subscript]3H[subscript]7][subscript]x indicate that these C[subscript]60 ...


Photophysics Of A Novel Optical Probe-7-Azatryptophan And Its Application In The Study Of Protein-Protein Interactions , Yu Chen Jan 1994

Photophysics Of A Novel Optical Probe-7-Azatryptophan And Its Application In The Study Of Protein-Protein Interactions , Yu Chen

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Time-resolved and steady-state fluorescence study of the biological optical probe, 7-azatryptophan, its chromophoric moiety 7-azaindole are performed in order to explain the observation that the fluorescence spectrum of 7-azaindole (7-azatryptophan) apparently consists of one band in water ([lambda][subscript]sp\max em = 386nm) whereas in alcohols the spectrum is bimodal (eg. for methanol, [lambda][subscript]sp\max em = 374, 505nm). Careful measurements of the fluorescence decay as a function of emission wavelength indicate a small amplitude of an ~70 ps decaying component at the bluer wavelength and a rising component of the same duration at the redder wavelengths. The small ...


Cooperative Binding By A Self-Assembled Receptor: Metal In A Structural And Functional Role , Jin-Ho Lee Jan 1994

Cooperative Binding By A Self-Assembled Receptor: Metal In A Structural And Functional Role , Jin-Ho Lee

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Metal complexes of the amino acid, 4,4[superscript]'-phosphinylidine bis phenylalanine (PBP*, 1), self-assemble to produce a macrocyclic receptor (Co[subscript]2PBP[subscript]2, 2) with a hydrophobic cavity capable of binding aromatic compounds from water. Here we demonstrate that the metal can play a structural and a functional role: the receptor binds substrates bearing both aromatic and polar functional groups ditopically, using the hydrophobic pocket as well as the metal itself. The doubly anionic Co[superscript]2+ macrocyclic complex binds neutral aromatic guests more tightly than it does most anionic guests, as would be expected. However, carboxylates tethered ...


Sensitive Detection And Study Of Catalytic Species For Bimolecular Reactions , James William Lane Jan 1994

Sensitive Detection And Study Of Catalytic Species For Bimolecular Reactions , James William Lane

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In our lab, we have developed a sensitive and convenient assay for the detection of catalysts for bimolecular reactions. We have shown that catalysis of peptide synthesis by as little as 2.5 fmol (2.5 x 10[superscript]-15 mol) of a damaged enzyme can be detected using our assay. An interesting feature of our procedure is that it requires no complex apparatus, and may be carried out in parallel on many samples. We have used the assay to detect the presence of an enzyme catalyst, however the basic assay design is very versatile and may also be used ...