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Nir-Emissive Polymersomal Markers For Molecular-Level Detection Of Metastasis, Wei Qi Aug 2011

Nir-Emissive Polymersomal Markers For Molecular-Level Detection Of Metastasis, Wei Qi

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Noninvasive imaging technologies, capable of visualizing early carcinoma or dormant or latent metastatic tumor cells and evaluating the efficacy of cancer therapies are becoming increasingly important. In this thesis, NIR-emissive polymersomes are engineered for optimal cellular uptake to enable fluorescence-based tumor targeting. A series of benzothiadiazole conjugated porphyrin oligomers with high emission dipole strength and exceptional large quantum yields in the NIR region are synthesized for optimized emissive output would be greatly enhanced. Furthermore, this thesis established for the first time a class of universal chemistry modification methods to directly attach antibody to polymersomes surface with very high antibody coupling ...


High Yield Synthesis Of Positron Emission Tomography Ligands For Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Imaging, Saraanne E. Hitchcock Aug 2011

High Yield Synthesis Of Positron Emission Tomography Ligands For Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Imaging, Saraanne E. Hitchcock

Student Research Projects, Dissertations, and Theses - Chemistry Department

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a powerful and non-invasive imaging technique used for human and animal organ imaging. Currently, the market for PET is project to reach $5.4 billion per year by 2015.5 This research focuses on the direct incorporation of [18F]-fluoride into PET ligands. The widespread use of PET imaging is currently frustrated, in part, by the lack of efficient fluorination chemistry.

Glutamate, one of the 20 most abundant naturally occurring amino acids, serves as a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. Glutamate functions in this capacity by binding to ionotropic and metabotropic receptors. Metabotropic receptors ...


Application Of Raman Spectroscopy To Lubricants, Lubricated Surfaces And Lubrication Phenomena, David W. Johnson Jul 2011

Application Of Raman Spectroscopy To Lubricants, Lubricated Surfaces And Lubrication Phenomena, David W. Johnson

Chemistry Faculty Publications

Recent advances in lasers and detector technologies and the development of low-cost instruments and fiber-optic probes have brought about an explosion in the lubrication systems being studied by Raman spectroscopy. This article provides examples of the use of Raman spectroscopy in the study of lubrication phenomena, including the characterization of liquid lubricants, lubricant additives, and solid lubricants; the study of vapor-phase lubrication; and the use of coated nanoparticles as lubricants.


The Synthesis And Biological Evaluation Of Tamandarin B Analogs, Kenneth Lassen May 2011

The Synthesis And Biological Evaluation Of Tamandarin B Analogs, Kenneth Lassen

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The tamandarin and didemnins are a class of cyclodepsipeptides that have shown a wide range of biological activity. The didemnins have demonstrated antitumor, antiviral and immunosuppressive activity at low nano- and femtomolar levels. Didemnin B was the first marine natural product to enter clinical trials in humans in the United States. The structures of tamandarins A and B were reported in 2000 and possess almost identical structure and biological activity to didemnin B. These compounds have shown impressive biological activity and some progress has been made in establishing structure-activity relationships. However, their molecular mechanism of action is still unclear. The ...


Theoretical Investigation Of A Reported Antibiotic From The 'Miracle Tree' Moringa Oleifera, Michael Horwath, Vladimir Benin Apr 2011

Theoretical Investigation Of A Reported Antibiotic From The 'Miracle Tree' Moringa Oleifera, Michael Horwath, Vladimir Benin

Chemistry Faculty Publications

Moringa oleifera, sometimes called the “Miracle Tree,” has received international attention for its potential to improve health in impoverished tropical areas. In addition to high vitamin content in the leaves and pods, the tree contains compounds with antioxidant and antibacterial properties. This study focused on the theoretical investigation of the suggested structure of one antibacterial compound, “pterygospermin,” whose existence was proposed after some studies of the roots of M. oleifera. The structure of pterygospermin was first proposed by a research group working in the 1950s, but later studies have not found evidence of this compound and have instead attributed the ...


A Sodium Salt Of The Dimer Of Boronoterephthalic Acid Anhydride, Scott Simmons, Albert Fratini, Vladimir Benin Apr 2011

A Sodium Salt Of The Dimer Of Boronoterephthalic Acid Anhydride, Scott Simmons, Albert Fratini, Vladimir Benin

Chemistry Faculty Publications

The title compound, sodium bis­(6-carb­oxy-1-hy­droxy-3-oxo-1,3-dihydro-2,1-benzoxaborol-1-yl)oxidanium, Na+·C16H15B2O13-, was prepared in two steps from 2-bromo-p-xylene. Its crystal structure was determined at 140 K and has triclinic (P) symmetry. The compound presents a unique structural motif, including two units of the cyclic anhydride of boronoterephthalic acid, joined by a protonated, and thereby trivalent, oxonium center. Association in the crystal is realized by complementary hydrogen bonding of the carboxyl groups, as well as by coordination of the sodium cations to the oxygen centers on the five-membered rings.


A New Acridine-Imidazolium-Based Cholestane Receptor For Anion Sensing, Jyoti Ramesh Jadhav, Md Wasi Ahmad, Hong Seok Kim Dec 2010

A New Acridine-Imidazolium-Based Cholestane Receptor For Anion Sensing, Jyoti Ramesh Jadhav, Md Wasi Ahmad, Hong Seok Kim

Dr. Mohammad Wasi Ahmad (Md Wasi Ahmad)

A new highly selective receptor (3) based on an acridine-imidazolium functionalized cholestane for anion sensing was designed and synthesized. A binding study of 3 with various anions was assessed by UV-vis and fluorescence spectroscopies in dry CH3CN. Receptor 3 showed the highest selectivity toward hydrogen pyrophosphate.


Structure-Based Design Of Inhibitors Targeting Influenza A Virus M2 Proton Channel (A/M2), Jun Wang Dec 2010

Structure-Based Design Of Inhibitors Targeting Influenza A Virus M2 Proton Channel (A/M2), Jun Wang

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Influenza A virus M2 (A/M2) forms a homotetrameric channel in viral membranes that is highly selective for protons. A/M2 has been extensively studied by electrophysiologists, biophysicists, structural biologists and biochemists in order to understand the mechanism and selectivity of proton conductance from the structural basis. Medicinal chemists have also studied A/M2 as therapeutic target for anti-flu drugs. However, research on A/M2 drug binding lead to entirely different binding sites of two very similar anti-flu drugs. In light of the urgency in developing novel antivirals against drug resistant A/M2 mutants, it is imperative to solve this ...


Novel Amino Acid And Ethanolamine Derivatives As Potential Tumor Imaging Agents For Positron Emission Tomography, Limin Wang Dec 2010

Novel Amino Acid And Ethanolamine Derivatives As Potential Tumor Imaging Agents For Positron Emission Tomography, Limin Wang

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Malignant tumors can be detected with high sensitivity and specificity by imaging their increased metabolic rate for glucose, amino acids and fatty acids. Positron emission tomography (PET) with glucose analog [18F]FDG, which utilizes increased glucose metabolism, has become a routine clinical test for diagnosis, staging and restaging a variety of cancers. Despite the tremendous success of PET-FDG, there are some well-known limitations of [18F]FDG such as high cerebral uptake, uptake in inflammatory tissues, high excretion through urinary tract and low or negligent uptake in certain type of tumors. Decades of nuclear medicine research have lead to development of ...


New Cyclic Peptides Via Ring-Closing Metathesis Reactions And Their Anti-Bacterial Activities, Timothy P. Boyle, John B. Bremner, Jonathan Coates, John Deadman, Paul A. Keller, Stephen G. Pyne, David I. Rhodes Aug 2010

New Cyclic Peptides Via Ring-Closing Metathesis Reactions And Their Anti-Bacterial Activities, Timothy P. Boyle, John B. Bremner, Jonathan Coates, John Deadman, Paul A. Keller, Stephen G. Pyne, David I. Rhodes

Paul Keller

As part of a program investigating cyclic peptides with an internal aromatic hydrophobic scaffold as potential novel anti-bacterial agents, we explored the synthesis of simple tyrosine-based systems. These were prepared via key intermediates containing internal allylglycine and allyltyrosine residues for subsequent ring closing metathesis reactions. Although the resulting anti-bacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus was modest, this represents a novel and simple route to this class of compounds. One intermediate acyclic dipeptide precursor showed good activity against S. aureus with an MIC of 7.8 µg/mL.


A Convenient And Efficient Synthesis Of (S)-Lysine And (S)-Arginine Homologues Via Olefin Cross-Metathesis, Timothy P. Boyle, John B. Bremner, Jonathan A. Coates, Paul A. Keller, Stephen G. Pyne Aug 2010

A Convenient And Efficient Synthesis Of (S)-Lysine And (S)-Arginine Homologues Via Olefin Cross-Metathesis, Timothy P. Boyle, John B. Bremner, Jonathan A. Coates, Paul A. Keller, Stephen G. Pyne

Paul Keller

A convenient five step synthesis of (S)-homolysine, incorporating a key olefin cross-metathesis step in the chain extension methodology, has been developed, together with a six step related synthesis of a new homologue of arginine, (S)-bishomoarginine.


Synthesis Of Bis-Styrylbenzene Derivatives Via Wittig-Horner Reaction, Joseph K. Wray, Tae Soo Jo, Pradip K. Browmik Aug 2010

Synthesis Of Bis-Styrylbenzene Derivatives Via Wittig-Horner Reaction, Joseph K. Wray, Tae Soo Jo, Pradip K. Browmik

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

Alzheimer’s Disease is now one of the most common diseases affecting the elderly population. Recently, bis-styrylbenzene derivatives have been shown to reduce the formation of Beta-amyloid plaques in the brain which are profoundly correlated with this disease. Finding new biologically active compounds which can reduce or prevent Alzheimer’s Disease has drawn much attention over the past few decades. Georg Wittig, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, 1979.


Developing Of Germyldesulonylation And Thiodesulfonylation Reactions For The Synthesis Of Novel Nucleoside Analogues. Efficient Synthesis Of Novel (Α-Fluoro)Vinyl Sulfides, Pablo R. Sacasa Jr Jul 2010

Developing Of Germyldesulonylation And Thiodesulfonylation Reactions For The Synthesis Of Novel Nucleoside Analogues. Efficient Synthesis Of Novel (Α-Fluoro)Vinyl Sulfides, Pablo R. Sacasa Jr

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine (AdoHcy) hydrolase effects hydrolytic cleavage of AdoHcy to produce both adenosine and L-homocysteine and is a feedback inhibitor of S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM). Nucleoside analogues bearing an alkenyl or fluoroalkenyl chain between sulfur and C5′ utilizing Negishi coupling reactions were synthesized. Palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling between the 5′-deoxy-5′-(iodomethylene) nucleosides and alkylzinc bromides gives analogues with the alkenyl unit. Palladium-catalyzed selective monoalkylation of 5′-(bromofluoromethylene)-5′-deoxy-adenosine with alkylzinc bromide afford adenosylhomocysteine analogues with a 6′-(fluoro)vinyl motif. The vinylic adenine nucleosides produced time-dependent inactivation of the S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine hydrolases. Stannydesulfonylation reaction is a critical step in the synthesis of E-fluorovinyl cytidine ...


Developing A Biosensor For The Detection Of Bacteria: A Comparison Of Methods For Isolating Bacteria-Specific Antibodies, Scott Allen Walper May 2010

Developing A Biosensor For The Detection Of Bacteria: A Comparison Of Methods For Isolating Bacteria-Specific Antibodies, Scott Allen Walper

Dissertations

The antigen-antibody interaction is known to be a high affinity and highly specific interaction that can readily be used for the detection and identification of biological and chemical agents. These studies were conducted to develop an efficient and cost-effective method of obtaining bacteria-specific antibody molecules for integration into a fielddeployable biosensor. Antigen-binding molecules were obtained both as full-length IgG molecules from a hybridoma cell line and as recombinant single-chain Fv (scFv) antibodies isolated from naïve and immunize libraries. Monoclonal and recombinant antibody systems were compared on the effectiveness of producing new, target-specific molecules; the efficiency of production and purification of ...


Solid Supported Synthesis Of Secondary Amines Via Staudinger And Microwave Aza-Wittig Reactions, Kyle Thomas Holsinger Jan 2010

Solid Supported Synthesis Of Secondary Amines Via Staudinger And Microwave Aza-Wittig Reactions, Kyle Thomas Holsinger

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection

Amine bond formation is a major topic in organic chemistry and is widely applied to the formation of medicinal compounds. Current studies have analyzed the benefits of microwave irradiation and solid supported reagents in order to improve reaction conditions and both synthetic and environmental costs. In the synthesis of amines, we investigate the combined use of microwave irradiation and solid supported reagents in the aza-Wittig and reductive amination reaction.


New 2-Aminoethylimidazole-Based Dicarboxylic Acid Receptor Derived From Cholestane, Jyoti Ramesh Jadhav, Md Wasi Ahmad, Hong Seok Kim Dec 2009

New 2-Aminoethylimidazole-Based Dicarboxylic Acid Receptor Derived From Cholestane, Jyoti Ramesh Jadhav, Md Wasi Ahmad, Hong Seok Kim

Dr. Mohammad Wasi Ahmad (Md Wasi Ahmad)

A new facial amphiphile cholestane-based receptor 1 containing a 2-imidazolylethylamino moiety at the 3a and 7a positions of cholestane was synthesized. Recognition selectivity of the new receptor 1 with various dicarboxylic acids was assessed by 1H NMR titration. Maleic acid showed the highest binding constant among all the tested acids


Preparation And Characterization Of Some Substituted Benzyl N-Nitrosocarbamates Containing An N-2-(Methylthio)Ethyl Or A Bis(2-Aminoethyl)Sulfide Functionality, Satya Venkata, Eric Shamo, Vladimir Benin Jan 2009

Preparation And Characterization Of Some Substituted Benzyl N-Nitrosocarbamates Containing An N-2-(Methylthio)Ethyl Or A Bis(2-Aminoethyl)Sulfide Functionality, Satya Venkata, Eric Shamo, Vladimir Benin

Chemistry Faculty Publications

The synthesis and characterization of some substituted benzyl N-nitrosocarbamates with an N-2-(methylthio)ethyl or a bis(2-aminoethyl)sulfide functionality is reported, as a part of a long-term goal to design and prepare novel photolabile structures that could be used as substances for controlled release of alkylating and/or crosslinking agents. The synthesis was accomplished by reaction of benzyl chloroformates with the corresponding amines, resulting in the preparation of carbamates. The latter were subsequently nitrosated, utilizing two different N-nitrosation methods, to yield the target structures.


Generation Of Novel Pikromycin Antibiotic Products Through Mutasynthesis, Shuchi Gupta, Venkatraman Lakshmanan, Beom Seok Kim, Robert Fecik, Kevin A. Reynolds Jan 2009

Generation Of Novel Pikromycin Antibiotic Products Through Mutasynthesis, Shuchi Gupta, Venkatraman Lakshmanan, Beom Seok Kim, Robert Fecik, Kevin A. Reynolds

Chemistry Faculty Publications and Presentations

Mutasynthesis in pikromycin PKS: The amenability of pikromycin polyketide synthase to mutational biosynthesis has been demonstrated. A natural triketide and its analogues, activated as N-acetyl-cysteamine thioesters, were synthesized and fed to a pikAI-deleted strain; this led to the production of new antibiotics. A vinyl analogue was found to have better antibacterial activity than pikromycin.


Controlled Assembly Of Rodlike Viruses With Polymers, T. Li, L. Wu, N. Suthiwangcharoen, M. A. Bruckman, D. Cash, J. S. Hudson, Soumitra Ghoshroy, Qian Wang Jan 2009

Controlled Assembly Of Rodlike Viruses With Polymers, T. Li, L. Wu, N. Suthiwangcharoen, M. A. Bruckman, D. Cash, J. S. Hudson, Soumitra Ghoshroy, Qian Wang

Faculty Publications

A practical method to assemble rodlike tobacco mosaic virus and bacteriophage M13 with polymers was developed, which afforded a 3D core–shell composite with morphological control.


Synthesis Of Facial Amphiphile 3,7-Diamino-5Α-Cholestane Derivatives As A Molecular Receptor, Md Wasi Ahmad, Young Mee Jung, Sharaf Nawaz Khan, Hong Seok Kim Dec 2008

Synthesis Of Facial Amphiphile 3,7-Diamino-5Α-Cholestane Derivatives As A Molecular Receptor, Md Wasi Ahmad, Young Mee Jung, Sharaf Nawaz Khan, Hong Seok Kim

Dr. Mohammad Wasi Ahmad (Md Wasi Ahmad)

A series of facial amphiphiles 3,7-diaminocholestane were synthesized from 3,7-diketocholestane via 2 sequential reductive aminations and anion recognition was evaluated with acetate, chloride, bromide, fluoride and phosphate anions. The stereo-selective reductive amination protocol was utilized to synthesized facial amphiphiles afforded receptors in high yields. The molecular receptor 2 showed the highest binding constant with acetate in a 1:1 ratio.


Preparation Of Halogenated Derivatives Of Thiazolo[5,4-D]Thiazole Via Direct Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution, Vladimir Benin, Alan T. Yeates, Douglas Dudis May 2008

Preparation Of Halogenated Derivatives Of Thiazolo[5,4-D]Thiazole Via Direct Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution, Vladimir Benin, Alan T. Yeates, Douglas Dudis

Chemistry Faculty Publications

Chlorination and bromination reactions of thiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole led to the generation of its mono- and dihalogenated derivatives. These are the first instances of successful direct electrophilic aromatic substitution in the thiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole ring system. X-ray analysis demonstrates that both 2-bromothiazolo[5,4-d]-thiazole and 2,5-dibromothiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole are planar structures, with strongly manifested π-stacking in the solid state. Theoretical analysis of the pyridine-catalyzed halogenation (MP2/6-31+G(d) and B3LYP/6-31+G(d)calculations) reveals that introduction of one halogen actually leads to a slightly enhanced reactivity towards further halogenation ...


C–N Bond Rotation And E–Z Isomerism In Some N-Benzyl-N-Methylcarbamoyl Chlorides: A Dft Study, Michael Horwath, Vladimir Benin Feb 2008

C–N Bond Rotation And E–Z Isomerism In Some N-Benzyl-N-Methylcarbamoyl Chlorides: A Dft Study, Michael Horwath, Vladimir Benin

Chemistry Faculty Publications

The current report presents the first theoretical study of the restricted CN bond rotation in carbamoyl chlorides. Several N-benzyl-N-methylcarbamoyl chlorides were investigated, with varying pattern of substitution in the aromatic ring. Optimizations and frequency calculations were conducted employing DFT at the B3LYP/6-31+G(d) level of theory. Each of the studied structures exhibits a pair of rotamers (s-Z and s-E), generated upon rotation around the C(O)N bond. The s-E isomer is the global minimum in every case, but the preference for it is usually less than 1 kcal/mol. Two possible ...


N-Acetyl-2-Hydroxy-N '- Methoxy(1-Methylindol-2-Yl)Methyl Benzohydrazide, Azhar Ariffin, Ng S. W., Yehye W. A., Rahman N. A. Jan 2008

N-Acetyl-2-Hydroxy-N '- Methoxy(1-Methylindol-2-Yl)Methyl Benzohydrazide, Azhar Ariffin, Ng S. W., Yehye W. A., Rahman N. A.

Azhar Ariffin

In the crystal structure of the title Schiff-base, C(20)H(21)N(3)O(4), the amino group forms an N-H center dot center dot center dot O hydrogen bond to the acetyl group of an adjacent molecule, forming a zigzag chain. The 2-hydroxy group is internally hydrogen bonded to the amido group though an O-H center dot center dot center dot O hydrogen bond.


New Cyclic Peptides Via Ring-Closing Metathesis Reactions And Their Anti-Bacterial Activities, Timothy P. Boyle, John B. Bremner, Jonathan Coates, John Deadman, Paul A. Keller, Stephen G. Pyne, David I. Rhodes Jan 2008

New Cyclic Peptides Via Ring-Closing Metathesis Reactions And Their Anti-Bacterial Activities, Timothy P. Boyle, John B. Bremner, Jonathan Coates, John Deadman, Paul A. Keller, Stephen G. Pyne, David I. Rhodes

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

As part of a program investigating cyclic peptides with an internal aromatic hydrophobic scaffold as potential novel anti-bacterial agents, we explored the synthesis of simple tyrosine-based systems. These were prepared via key intermediates containing internal allylglycine and allyltyrosine residues for subsequent ring closing metathesis reactions. Although the resulting anti-bacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus was modest, this represents a novel and simple route to this class of compounds. One intermediate acyclic dipeptide precursor showed good activity against S. aureus with an MIC of 7.8 µg/mL.


Unsymmetric Aryl–Alkyl Disulfide Growth Inhibitors Of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus And Bacillus Anthracis, Edward Turos, Kevin D. Revell, Praveen Ramaraju, Danielle A. Gergeres, Kerriann Greenhalgh, Ashley Young, Nalini Sathyanarayan, Sonja Dickey, Daniel Lim, Mamoun M. Alhamadsheh, Kevin A. Reynolds Jan 2008

Unsymmetric Aryl–Alkyl Disulfide Growth Inhibitors Of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus And Bacillus Anthracis, Edward Turos, Kevin D. Revell, Praveen Ramaraju, Danielle A. Gergeres, Kerriann Greenhalgh, Ashley Young, Nalini Sathyanarayan, Sonja Dickey, Daniel Lim, Mamoun M. Alhamadsheh, Kevin A. Reynolds

Chemistry Faculty Publications and Presentations

This study describes the antibacterial properties of synthetically-produced mixed aryl alkyl disulfide compounds as a means to control the growth of Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus anthracis. Some of these compounds exerted strong in vitro bioactivity. Our results indicate that among the twelve different aryl substituents examined, nitrophenyl derivatives provide the strongest antibiotic activities. This may be the result of electronic activation of the arylthio moiety as a leaving group for nucleophilic attack on the disulfide bond. Small alkyl residues on the other sulfur provide the best activity as well, which for different bacteria appears to be somewhat dependent on the ...


Oriented Cell Growth On Self-Assembled Bacteriophage M13 Thin Films, J. Rong, L. A. Lee, K. Li, B. Harp, C. M. Mello, Z. Niu, Qian Wang Jan 2008

Oriented Cell Growth On Self-Assembled Bacteriophage M13 Thin Films, J. Rong, L. A. Lee, K. Li, B. Harp, C. M. Mello, Z. Niu, Qian Wang

Faculty Publications

Fibrillar M13 bacteriophages were used as basic building blocks to generate thin films with aligned nanogrooves, which, upon chemical grafting with RGD peptides, guide cell alignment and orient the cell outgrowth along defined directions.


Secondary N-Nitrosocarbamate Anions: Structure And Alkylation Reactions. A Dft Study, Vladimir Benin May 2006

Secondary N-Nitrosocarbamate Anions: Structure And Alkylation Reactions. A Dft Study, Vladimir Benin

Chemistry Faculty Publications

The current article reports theoretical studies (DFT: B3LYP/6-31+G(d)) on the structure and alkylation reactions of the anions of some secondary N-nitrosocarbamates, a class of ambident nucleophiles whose chemistry has been little explored. Several anions (1–4), with an increasing size of the carbamate alkyl (aryl) group were investigated, in an attempt to establish the influence of the size of that group on the thermal stability and regioselectivity of alkylation of the title anions. The conclusion is that thermal stability and the mode of reaction are affected significantly only in the presence of very large and branched ...


Preparation, Characterization And Dft Studies Of Some New N-Nitrosocarbamates And N-Nitrosoureas, Ragavan Narayanan, Helene Hedian, Eric Shamo, Vladimir Benin Jan 2006

Preparation, Characterization And Dft Studies Of Some New N-Nitrosocarbamates And N-Nitrosoureas, Ragavan Narayanan, Helene Hedian, Eric Shamo, Vladimir Benin

Chemistry Faculty Publications

We are presenting the preparation, characterization and density functional theory (DFT) studies {B3LYP/6-31+G(d)) of several reiated classes of N-nitrosocarbamates and N-nitrosoureas. The iong-range goal is the design and preparation of compounds, which would undergo photochemical or hydrolytic decomposition, to yield stabilized cyclic cations that can serve as alkylating agents at various nucleophilic centers, including DNA bases.


Synthesis Of Natural Compounds In Echinacea , Jaehoon Bae Jan 2006

Synthesis Of Natural Compounds In Echinacea , Jaehoon Bae

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In this dissertation, we have investigated the direct and efficient synthetic route to biologically active natural products. Chapter 1 describes the synthesis of some of the natural compounds in Echinacea. Several main constituents of the plant Echinacea have been synthesized for the first time. We have developed a direct and flexible route to amides and ketones in Echinacea. The synthesized natural products have been used for standard samples for the biological studies. Chapter 2 describes the new tandem strategy to construct bicyclic systems by a Diels-Alder/ene reaction and its application for the synthesis of Isoligularone. During this tandem reaction ...


Preparation Of Some Substituted Terephthalic Acids, Susanna Branion, Vladimir Benin Jan 2006

Preparation Of Some Substituted Terephthalic Acids, Susanna Branion, Vladimir Benin

Chemistry Faculty Publications

We report in detail the preparation of two substituted terephthalic acids: 2‐sulfomethylterephthalic acid (1) and 2‐phosphonoterephthalic acid (2). Efficient, short syntheses have been developed for both compounds. They are potentially useful monomers for construction of acid‐pendant polymer chains.