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Investigations Of Supramolecular And Catalytic Properties Of Ppi Dendrimers, Aaron K. Holley Jan 2003

Investigations Of Supramolecular And Catalytic Properties Of Ppi Dendrimers, Aaron K. Holley

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

The research reported in this thesis focused on supramolecular and catalytic properties of poly(propylene imine) (PPI) dendrimers. Analytical techniques used in this research included high resolution NMR spectroscopy, as well as UV-vis and fluorescence spectroscopies and scanning electron microscopy. This investigation showed that: (1) PPI dendrimers interact with diacids to form interlock self-assemblies by electrostatic interactions (with an increase in dendrimer generation, smaller diacids are required to form the most efficient self-assembly); (2) PPI/diacid self-assemblies are able to encapsulate fluorescent dyes within the void spaces of the PPI/diacid moieties; (3) PPI-3 can chelate many types of metal ...


Acrb Multidrug Efflux Pump Of Escherichia Coli: Composite Substrate-Binding Cavity Of Exceptional Flexibility Generates Its Extremely Wide Substrate Specificity, Edward Yu, Julio R. Aires, Hiroshi Nikaido Jan 2003

Acrb Multidrug Efflux Pump Of Escherichia Coli: Composite Substrate-Binding Cavity Of Exceptional Flexibility Generates Its Extremely Wide Substrate Specificity, Edward Yu, Julio R. Aires, Hiroshi Nikaido

Edward Yu

Gram-negative bacteria have, in general, much higher intrinsic levels of resistance to various antibiotics, antiseptics, dyes, and detergents than do gram-positive bacteria. This is, in part, due to the effectiveness of the outer membrane as a barrier. The porin channels exclude large compounds (for example, vancomycin) and drastically slow down the influx of most antibiotics, which are usually much larger than common nutrients. Most antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents that act on targets in the cytosol must cross the inner, cytoplasmic membrane, usually by spontaneous diffusion, and this necessitates their being at least moderately lipophilic. These compounds can in principle diffuse ...


Synthesis Of Polycyclic Natural Products , Tuan Hoang Nguyen Jan 2003

Synthesis Of Polycyclic Natural Products , Tuan Hoang Nguyen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Highly oxidized polycyclic natural products are abundant in nature and have diverse biological activities. Hyperforin has been identified as the sole constituent responsible for the antidepressant characteristic of St. John's wort. An approach to an oxidized bicyclic phloroglucin core of hyperforin is described. Puupehenone, a sesquiterpene found in marine sponges, has recently emerged as a strong candidate to treat tuberculosis. The synthesis of the BCD rings of puupehenone containing a quinone methide moiety is described.