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Extraction And Purification Of (E)-Resveratrol From The Bark Of Maine's Native Spruces, Panduka S. Piyaratne May 2018

Extraction And Purification Of (E)-Resveratrol From The Bark Of Maine's Native Spruces, Panduka S. Piyaratne

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Resveratrol is a plant secondary metabolite which protects plants from pathogenic invasions and acts as a remedial agent against injury, stress, and tissue damage by UV radiation. With its characteristic stilbene structure, resveratrol adopts (E) and (Z) isomeric forms. However, the (E) isomer is the most biologically active and abundant form of resveratrol in nature.

(E)- Resveratrol confers a variety of benefits to human health and well-being. Besides its antioxidant activity, the role of (E)-resveratrol as an anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, cardioprotection, and anticancer agent has been a widely explored research interest. Many plant species including mulberry, peanut, and grape are ...


Ensemble-Based Modeling And Rigidity Decomposition Of Allosteric Interaction Networks And Communication Pathways In Cyclin-Dependent Kinases: Differentiating Kinase Clients Of The Hsp90-Cdc37 Chaperone, Gabrielle Stetz, Amanda Tse, Gennady M. Verkhivker Nov 2017

Ensemble-Based Modeling And Rigidity Decomposition Of Allosteric Interaction Networks And Communication Pathways In Cyclin-Dependent Kinases: Differentiating Kinase Clients Of The Hsp90-Cdc37 Chaperone, Gabrielle Stetz, Amanda Tse, Gennady M. Verkhivker

Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science Faculty Articles and Research

The overarching goal of delineating molecular principles underlying differentiation of protein kinase clients and chaperone-based modulation of kinase activity is fundamental to understanding activity of many oncogenic kinases that require chaperoning of Hsp70 and Hsp90 systems to attain a functionally competent active form. Despite structural similarities and common activation mechanisms shared by cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) proteins, members of this family can exhibit vastly different chaperone preferences. The molecular determinants underlying chaperone dependencies of protein kinases are not fully understood as structurally similar kinases may often elicit distinct regulatory responses to the chaperone. The regulatory divergences observed for members of CDK ...


Progress Toward The Development Of A "Catch/Release" Strategy For Isolating Salvinorin A, From Plant Materails Including Microwave Promotion, Douglas Armstrong, Logan Smith Oct 2017

Progress Toward The Development Of A "Catch/Release" Strategy For Isolating Salvinorin A, From Plant Materails Including Microwave Promotion, Douglas Armstrong, Logan Smith

Faculty Scholarship – Chemistry

We are investigating using the Diels-Alder and retro-Diels-Alder reactions as a potential “catch/release” strategy for isolating Salvinorin A from plant samples (Salvia divinorum), hopefully to improve the current method, which is very long and laborious. Salvinorin A has analgesic activity by activating the kappa opioid receptor, not the mu receptor, and thus it has potential for being developed into a non-addicting analgesic.


Synthesis And Evaluation Of Tetrahydroprotoberberines As Dopamine Receptor Ligands, Satishkumar V. Gadhiya Sep 2017

Synthesis And Evaluation Of Tetrahydroprotoberberines As Dopamine Receptor Ligands, Satishkumar V. Gadhiya

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Dopamine (DA) receptors belong to the G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) family, divided in to two groups based on their high homology transmembrane domains; D1-like DA receptors (D1, D5) and D2-like DA receptors (D2-D4). DA receptor specific ligands have been exploited as a means for studying the prognosis and curing several CNS disorders. Though several efforts have been devoted to discover selective and potent DA receptor ligands, complete selectivity within the DA receptor subtypes remains a challenge.

Tetrahydroprotoberberines (THPBs) are a group of naturally occurring tetracyclic alkaloids that belong to the tetrahydroisoquinoline family. A wide range of biological activities are associated ...


Cellular And Molecular Targets Of Menthol Actions, Murat Oz, Eslam El Nebrisi, Keun-Hang Susan Yang, Frank Christopher Howarth, Lina T. Al Kury Jul 2017

Cellular And Molecular Targets Of Menthol Actions, Murat Oz, Eslam El Nebrisi, Keun-Hang Susan Yang, Frank Christopher Howarth, Lina T. Al Kury

Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science Faculty Articles and Research

Menthol belongs to monoterpene class of a structurally diverse group of phytochemicals found in plant-derived essential oils. Menthol is widely used in pharmaceuticals, confectionary, oral hygiene products, pesticides, cosmetics, and as a flavoring agent. In addition, menthol is known to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic effects. Recently, there has been renewed awareness in comprehending the biological and pharmacological effects of menthol. TRP channels have been demonstrated to mediate the cooling actions ofmenthol. There has been new evidence demonstrating thatmenthol can significantly influence the functional characteristics of a number of different kinds of ligand and voltage-gated ion channels, indicating that at ...


A Diversity-Oriented Synthesis Approach To Functionalized Azaheterocycles Using Cyclic Alpha-Halo Eneformamides, Spencer A. Langevin Jan 2017

A Diversity-Oriented Synthesis Approach To Functionalized Azaheterocycles Using Cyclic Alpha-Halo Eneformamides, Spencer A. Langevin

All Master's Theses

Functionalized piperidines, azepanes, azamacrocycles, morpholines, and thiomorpholines are common structural motifs found in a wide range of pharmaceuticals such as carmegliptine, levofloxacin, thioridazine, claviciptic acid, and azithomycin. As a result, there is a strong desire to construct highly functionalized nitrogen-bearing ring scaffolds in order to construct a wide range of drug possibilities. There are several non-modular and step-uneconomical synthetic methods used in the construction of these aforementioned motifs such as ring closing metathesis, ring expansions, and intramolecular reductive amination. In this research, we present a step-economical, cost-effective, scalable, and diversity-oriented synthesis approach to highly functionalized N-heterocycles through the intermediacy of ...


Countercurrent Chromatography Fractions Of Plant Extracts With Anti-Tuberculosis Activity, Douglas Armstrong, Nathan C. Krause, Drew Frey, J. Brent Friesen, Baojie Wan, Jordan Gunn, Scott Franzblau Aug 2016

Countercurrent Chromatography Fractions Of Plant Extracts With Anti-Tuberculosis Activity, Douglas Armstrong, Nathan C. Krause, Drew Frey, J. Brent Friesen, Baojie Wan, Jordan Gunn, Scott Franzblau

Faculty Scholarship – Chemistry

Samples of numerous plant species were received from the southwestern part of the USA, from Richard Spjut, and plant samples were collected here in Illinois. All were extracted with typical solvents, giving crude residues, some of which were subjected to chromatographic methods. Some of the crude residues and some of the fractions were tested for anti-tuberculosis activity and/or antibacterial activity.

In a general way, bioactive natural products are dealt with very well by Liang & Fang. More specifically, the southwestern part of the United States has a large variety of indigenous plants many of which have not been investigated for ...


Synthesis Of Medicinally Relevant Thiazolyl Aryl Ketones Under Mild Conditions, Danielle M. Gardner Dec 2015

Synthesis Of Medicinally Relevant Thiazolyl Aryl Ketones Under Mild Conditions, Danielle M. Gardner

Health, Human Performance and Recreation Undergraduate Honors Theses

Purpose: The growing amount of clinical resistance observed in current antifungal drugs and in anti-HIV pharmaceuticals is a concern in the medical community. The purpose of this study is to develop a mild synthetic process for biomedically relevant thiazolyl aryl ketones that can be used to develop antifungal and anti-HIV drugs. We hypothesized that the proposed synthetic technique would be more efficient, produce fewer unwanted byproducts, and be more tolerant of functional groups than existing methods.

Methods: Prior to each of the ketone reactions, the necessary salt was synthesized by mixing thiazole and 9-bromofluorene neat in a reaction tube heated ...


Design, Synthesis, And Pharmacological Evaluation Of Three Series Of Lobelane Analogs As Inhibitors Of The Vesicular Monoamine Transporter (Vmat2), John P. Culver Jan 2015

Design, Synthesis, And Pharmacological Evaluation Of Three Series Of Lobelane Analogs As Inhibitors Of The Vesicular Monoamine Transporter (Vmat2), John P. Culver

Theses and Dissertations--Pharmacy

Methamphetamine (METH) abuse is a serious problem in the United States and worldwide. The reward experienced by METH users is due to the increase in extracellular dopamine (DA) concentrations caused by an interaction between METH and the DA transporter (DAT) as well as the Vesicular Monoamine Transporter-2 (VMAT2). The reward felt by users of METH leads to further use of the drug and subsequent abuse. The current project examined the ability of three novel series of lobelane analogs to interact with a binding site on the Vesicular Monoamine Transporter-2 (VMAT2) in an attempt to inhibit the effects of METH. Lobelane ...


Chemoenzymatic Studies To Enhance The Chemical Space Of Natural Products, Jhong-Min Chen Jan 2015

Chemoenzymatic Studies To Enhance The Chemical Space Of Natural Products, Jhong-Min Chen

Theses and Dissertations--Pharmacy

Natural products provide some of the most potent anticancer agents and offer a template for new drug design or improvement with the advantage of an enormous chemical space. The overall goal of this thesis research is to enhance the chemical space of two natural products in order to generate novel drugs with better in vivo bioactivities than the original natural products.

Polycarcin V (PV) is a gilvocarcin-type antitumor agent with similar structure and comparable bioactivity with the principle compound of this group, gilvocarcin V (GV). Modest modifications of the polyketide-derived tetracyclic core of GV had been accomplished, but the most ...


Inhibition Of The Thioesterase Activity Of Human Fatty Acid Synthase By 1,4- And 9,10-Diones, Herman H. Odens Sep 2014

Inhibition Of The Thioesterase Activity Of Human Fatty Acid Synthase By 1,4- And 9,10-Diones, Herman H. Odens

Faculty Works

Fatty acid synthase (FASN) is the enzyme that synthesizes fatty acids de novo in human cells. Although FASN is generally expressed at low levels in most normal tissues, its expression is highly upregulated in many cancers. Consistent with this notion, inhibition of FASN activity has demonstrated potential to halt proliferation and induce cell death in vitro and to block tumor growth in vivo. Consequently, FASN is widely recognized as a valuable therapeutic target. In this report, we describe a variety of 1,4-quinones and 9,10- anthraquinones, including several natural compounds and some newly synthesized compounds, that potently inhibit the ...


Design, Synthesis And Biological Evaluation Of Novel Compounds With Cns-Activity Targeting Cannabinoid And Biogenic Amine Receptors, Alexander M. Sherwood May 2014

Design, Synthesis And Biological Evaluation Of Novel Compounds With Cns-Activity Targeting Cannabinoid And Biogenic Amine Receptors, Alexander M. Sherwood

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

This work seeks to contribute to the discipline of neuropharmacology by way of structure activity relationship from the standpoint of an organic chemist. More specifically, we sought to develop robust synthetic methodology able to efficiently produce an array of compounds for the purpose of systematic evaluation of their interaction with specific sights within the central nervous system (CNS) in order to better understand the mind and to develop drugs that may have beneficial effects on neurological function.

The focus of these studies has been toward the development of novel molecules, using a structure-activity relationship approach, that exhibit binding affinity at ...


Ligand-Receptor Interactions For Supramolecular Disassembly With Applications In Screening And Drug Delivery, Diego Amado Torres Jan 2014

Ligand-Receptor Interactions For Supramolecular Disassembly With Applications In Screening And Drug Delivery, Diego Amado Torres

Doctoral Dissertations

Proteins have the capacity to bind specific sets of compounds known as ligands, these are small molecules with a recurrent theme in their molecular design that is a characteristic exploited here to (i) identify particular affinities of small molecules for proteins with the aim of using them as ligands, inhibitors, or targeting moieties in more complex systems by means of a methodology that screens small molecules based on protein affinity; (ii) decorate a self-assembling supramolecular system at different positions, making it responsive to a complementary protein with the aim of exploring differences in disassembly and sensitivity of the release of ...


Synthesis Of Novel Azetidines, Amber Thaxton Dec 2013

Synthesis Of Novel Azetidines, Amber Thaxton

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Azetidine is a four-membered nitrogen-containing heterocyclic ring that has recently received a great deal of attention as a molecular scaffold for the design and preparation of biologically active compounds. Structure-activity studies employing functionalized azetidines have led to the development of variety of drug molecules and clinical candidates encompassing a broad spectrum of biological activities.

Herein, the synthesis a novel series of 3-aryl-3-arylmethoxyazetidines is described. Selected 3-aryl-3-arylmethoxyazetidines were evaluated for their binding affinity to multiple monoaminergic transporters for the potential treatment of methamphetamine addiction. It was discovered that this scaffold exhibits high binding affinity (nM) for both the serotonin and dopamine ...


Investigating Intermolecular Interactions In Crystalline Aspirin Using Cdft, Nicholas Turner, Tonglei Li, Mingtao Zhang Oct 2013

Investigating Intermolecular Interactions In Crystalline Aspirin Using Cdft, Nicholas Turner, Tonglei Li, Mingtao Zhang

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium

Drugs today are widely administered in their crystalline form, namely via tablets and capsules. The crystal structure of a drug molecule affects important drug qualities such as solubility, bioavailability, shelf life, and compaction properties. In order to form a basis for crystal structure prediction, it is necessary to first understand how intermolecular interactions cause molecules to pack in certain ways. Being able to predict and perhaps even control a drug molecule’s crystal structure will lead to the development of higher quality drugs that perform more consistently. Scientists and engineers do not fully understand the reasons for a molecule assuming ...


New Applications Of Mass Spectrometry For Drug And Lipid Analysis, Elizabeth Lauren Emerson Dec 2012

New Applications Of Mass Spectrometry For Drug And Lipid Analysis, Elizabeth Lauren Emerson

Theses and Dissertations

Mass spectrometry is an important tool used in many different disciplines and settings that include forensics, drug discovery, environmental analysis, and proteomics. Gas chromatography - mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI - TOF MS) are two of the most important instruments used for analysis of compounds. Chapters 1 and 2 of this discussion use GC-MS for the investigation of synthetic cannabinoids in `K2' incense products and the detection of metabolites in urine samples from individuals suspected of consuming these mixtures. Analytical standards were synthesized and used for identification and confirmation of structures. Detection of these ...


The Many Pharmaceutical Discoveries Of Gertrude B. Elion, Alayna Bonse Jan 2012

The Many Pharmaceutical Discoveries Of Gertrude B. Elion, Alayna Bonse

Natural Sciences Poster Sessions

This poster discusses the contributions of Gertrude B. Elion to pharmaceutical science.


Parallel Text Immersion, Daniel P. Becker Ph.D. Dec 2011

Parallel Text Immersion, Daniel P. Becker Ph.D.

Daniel P. Becker

A new method of teaching foreign languages to beginning, intermediate, and advancing foreign language students is proposed involving reading out loud passages, chapters, and entire works of literature that are familiar to the student through required pre-reading in the students’ mother tongue. Testing is proposed to evaluate the success of the method.


Β-Hetero Vinylzinc Reagents: Versatile Precursors For A Broad Spectrum Of High Impact Chemicals, Petr Valenta Dec 2010

Β-Hetero Vinylzinc Reagents: Versatile Precursors For A Broad Spectrum Of High Impact Chemicals, Petr Valenta

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Tandem methods for the catalytic asymmetric preparation of enantioenriched β-hydroxy (E)-enamines and cyclopropylamines are presented. The diastereoselective hydrogenation of enantioenriched (E)-trisubstituted hydroxy enamines to generate 1,2-disubstituted 1,3-amino alcohols is also outlined. These methods are initiated by highly regioselective hydroboration of N-tosyl substituted ynamides with diethylborane to generate β-amino alkenyl boranes. In situ boron to zinc transmetalation generates β-amino alkenyl zinc reagents. These functionalized vinylzinc intermediates were subsequently added to aldehydes in the presence of catalyst derived from an enantioenriched amino alcohol (morpholino isoborneol, MIB). The catalyst promotes highly enantioselective C–C bond-formation to provide β-hydroxy enamines ...


Library Synthesis Of Anticancer And Antibacterial Agents Via Azide Chemistry, Jianjun Zhang May 2010

Library Synthesis Of Anticancer And Antibacterial Agents Via Azide Chemistry, Jianjun Zhang

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Various anticancer and antibacterial agents have been synthesized via azide chemistry by taking advantage of carbohydrate. Starting from the synthesis of 14 glycosyl azides, a library of carbohydrate-oxazolidinone conjugates and a library of carbohydrate-cyclopamine conjugates with biological interests were synthesized based on a highly efficient "click reaction" assisted by sonication. Some of the conjugates have improved solubility and enhanced anticancer activity. A library of neomycin B derivatives with various modifications at the 5" position has been synthesized. Two leads exhibit prominent activity against both methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). Antibacterial activities were measured when combined with other ...


Development Of Novel Ahr Antagonists, Hyosung Lee Jan 2010

Development Of Novel Ahr Antagonists, Hyosung Lee

University of Kentucky Doctoral Dissertations

Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is a sensor protein, activated by aromatic chemical species for transcriptionally regulating xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes. AHR is also known to be involved in a variety of pathogenesis such as cancer, diabetes mellitus, cirrhosis, asthma, etc. The AHR signaling induced by xenobiotics has been intensively studied whereas its physiological role in the absence of xenobiotics is poorly understood. Despite a number of ligands of AHR have been reported thus far, further applications are still hampered by the lack of specificity and/or the partially agonistic activity. Thus, a pure AHR antagonist is needed for deciphering the AHR ...


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 ...


Enantiomeric Chromatographic Separations And Ionic Liquids , Jie Ding Jan 2005

Enantiomeric Chromatographic Separations And Ionic Liquids , Jie Ding

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The chiral nature of compounds contributes to their bioactivity and their various pharmaceutical/industrial uses. As a result, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has implemented policies for analyzing the enantiomers of chiral compounds. Gas chromatography (GC) and liquid chromatography (LC) utilizing chiral stationary phases are the two most commonly used methods to achieve direct enantiomeric separations of chiral compounds. The first part of this dissertation includes a review of direct separation of enantiomers in gas and liquid chromatography, an example of the enantiomeric separation of various racemic sulfoxides and sulfinate esters on four derivatized cyclodextrin chiral stationary phases using ...


New Palladium-Catalyzed Approaches To Heterocycles And Carbocycles, Qinhua Huang Jan 2004

New Palladium-Catalyzed Approaches To Heterocycles And Carbocycles, Qinhua Huang

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The tert-butylimines of o-(1-alkynyl)benzaldehydes and analogous pyridinecarbaldehydes have been cyclized under very mild reaction conditions in the presence of I2, ICl, PhSeCl, PhSCl and p-O2NC6H4SCl to give the corresponding halogen-, selenium- and sulfur-containing disubstituted isoquinolines and naphthyridines, respectively. Monosubstituted isoquinolines and naphthyridines have been synthesized by the metal-catalyzed ring closure of these same iminoalkynes. This methodology accommodates a variety of iminoalkynes and affords the anticipated heterocycles in moderate to excellent yields.;The Pd(II)-catalyzed cyclization of 2-(1-alkynyl)arylaldimines in the presence of various alkenes provides an efficient way to synthesize a variety of 4-(1-alkenyl)-3-arylisoquinolines ...


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.


New Methods For The Synthesis Of Natural Products , Alexey G. Melekhov Jan 1999

New Methods For The Synthesis Of Natural Products , Alexey G. Melekhov

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In this work we developed new approaches to three different classes of compounds. In the first chapter we employed PIFA as an oxidant to develop a direct route to pyrrolobenzodiazepines. We also developed a new way to generate acyl radicals by oxidative decarboxylation. The utility of this methodology was shown in the synthesis of 8-deoxy DC-81. In the second chapter we developed a five-step synthetic route to 1,4-phenanthrenequinones. We also used one of these phenanthrenequinones for the construction of an angularly-fused aromatic systems. In the third chapter we studied Lewis acid-mediated cyclizations of acyl quinones. We synthesized a precursor ...


Total Synthesis Of Angularly Fused Natural Products , Guohua Zhao Jan 1996

Total Synthesis Of Angularly Fused Natural Products , Guohua Zhao

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The synthesis of angularly fused quinone natural product G-2N has been achieved using a photoenolization reaction and a Diels-Alder reaction in the key carbon-carbon bond forming steps. This route is direct and flexible. It should be applicable to synthesis of other analogous natural products;The skeleton of colchicine has been achieved using a Diels-Alder reaction followed by an electrophilic addition to the A ring as key steps. Our synthetic approach is direct. It could provide an efficient entry to total synthesis of colchicine.


Synthesis Of Diterpene Alkaloids , Tiberiu Mircea Siclovan Jan 1996

Synthesis Of Diterpene Alkaloids , Tiberiu Mircea Siclovan

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Aconitine, atisine and garrya type diterpene alkaloids show remarkable biological activity and have a number of structural features in common. Due to their complex structure, there is a discrepancy between progress made lately in the identification, isolation and characterization of new members of this family, on one hand, and successful efforts towards their total synthesis, on the other;Our synthetic studies led us to develop a highly reproducible synthesis of adamantane-containing compounds via the corresponding bridgehead anions;Studies on the application of functionalized bridgehead radicals in natural product synthesis resulted in the development of a versatile, mild and highly tolerant ...


Synthetic Approaches To Huperzine A , Danette René Vines Jan 1994

Synthetic Approaches To Huperzine A , Danette René Vines

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The natural product huperzine A has been found to possess activity as a nootropic agent. Because of its memory facilitating effects, huperzine A represents a promising drug for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease. As life expectancy increases, identifying and synthesizing drugs which treat cognitive dysfunction becomes a primary health objective;This study was undertaken to synthesize huperzine A, and to offer a direct route to improved analogs of huperzine A. A bicyclic amino ketone for the synthesis of huperzine A was prepared in six steps. The conjugate addition of metallated alkylpyridines afforded a direct route ...


Synthesis, Structure Features And Application Of Pro-Azaphsphatranes As Catalysts And Strong Non-Ionic Bases In Organic Synthesis , Jiansheng Tang Jan 1994

Synthesis, Structure Features And Application Of Pro-Azaphsphatranes As Catalysts And Strong Non-Ionic Bases In Organic Synthesis , Jiansheng Tang

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation describes the development of pro-azaphosphatranes ZP(MeNCH[subscript]2CH[subscript]2)[subscript]3N as versatile useful materials in organic synthesis;Pro-imidophosphatranes MeN= P(MeNCH[subscript]2CH[subscript]2)[subscript]3N and PhN= P(MeNCH[subscript]2CH[subscript]2)[subscript]3N, their corresponding acyclic analogues MeN= P(NMe[subscript]2)[subscript]3 and PhN= P(NMe[subscript]2)[subscript]3, and their conjugate acids as well as the conjugate acid of the commercially available non-ionic base P[subscript]4-t-Bu (i.e. t-BuN=P (N=P(NMe[subscript]2)[subscript]3][subscript]3) have been synthesized. Equilibria measured by [superscript ...