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  1. Olefin Metathesis With Ruthenium-Arene Catalysts Bearing N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands

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    Delaude, Lionel; Demonceau, Albert

    In this chapter, we summarize the main results of our investigations on the ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of cyclooctene catalyzed by various ruthenium (Ru)-arene complexes bearing imidazolin-2-ylidene, imidazolidin- 2-ylidene, or triazolin-5-ylidene ligands. Three major findings emerged from this study. First, we underscored the intervention of a photochemical activation step due to visible light illumination. Second, we established that the presence of an endocyclic double bond in the carbene ligand central heterocycle was not crucial to achieve high catalytic efficiencies. Third, we demonstrated that ortho-metallation of the N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand by the Ru center led to inactive catalysts.

  2. T-Shaped Platinum(II) Complexes Stabilised by Bulky N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands

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    Rivada-Wheelaghan, Orestes; Donnadieu, Bruno; Maya, Celia; Conejero Iglesias, Salvador

    2010-01-01

    Pt to a T! Treating bulky N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands with [PtMe3I]4 results in rapid elimination of ethene and formation of [PtMeI(NHC)2] complexes. These complexes are suitable materials for the synthesis of T-shaped platinum(II) complexes stabilised by agostic interactions. X-ray structure determination of one of these complexes shows a rather long ? agostic interaction.

  3. Latent ruthenium–indenylidene catalysts bearing a N-heterocyclic carbene and a bidentate picolinate ligand

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    Schmid, Thibault E; Modicom, Florian; Dumas, Adrien; Borré, Etienne; Toupet, Loic

    2015-01-01

    Summary A silver-free methodology was developed for the synthesis of unprecedented N-heterocyclic carbene ruthenium indenylidene complexes bearing a bidentate picolinate ligand. The highly stable (SIPr)(picolinate)RuCl(indenylidene) complex 4a (SIPr = 1,3-bis(2-6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazolidin-2-ylidene) demonstrated excellent latent behaviour in ring closing metathesis (RCM) reaction and could be activated in the presence of a Brønsted acid. The versatility of the catalyst 4a was subsequently demonstrated in RCM, cross-metathesis (CM) and enyne metathesis reactions. PMID:26425213

  4. Latent ruthenium-indenylidene catalysts bearing a N-heterocyclic carbene and a bidentate picolinate ligand.

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    Schmid, Thibault E; Modicom, Florian; Dumas, Adrien; Borré, Etienne; Toupet, Loic; Baslé, Olivier; Mauduit, Marc

    2015-01-01

    A silver-free methodology was developed for the synthesis of unprecedented N-heterocyclic carbene ruthenium indenylidene complexes bearing a bidentate picolinate ligand. The highly stable (SIPr)(picolinate)RuCl(indenylidene) complex 4a (SIPr = 1,3-bis(2-6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazolidin-2-ylidene) demonstrated excellent latent behaviour in ring closing metathesis (RCM) reaction and could be activated in the presence of a Brønsted acid. The versatility of the catalyst 4a was subsequently demonstrated in RCM, cross-metathesis (CM) and enyne metathesis reactions. PMID:26425213

  5. Bis-N-heterocyclic Carbene Aminopincer Ligands Enable High Activity in Ru-Catalyzed Ester Hydrogenation.

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    Filonenko, Georgy A; Aguila, Mae Joanne B; Schulpen, Erik N; van Putten, Robbert; Wiecko, Jelena; Müller, Christian; Lefort, Laurent; Hensen, Emiel J M; Pidko, Evgeny A

    2015-06-24

    Bis-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) aminopincer ligands were successfully applied for the first time in the catalytic hydrogenation of esters. We have isolated and characterized a well-defined catalyst precursor as a dimeric [Ru2(L)2Cl3]PF6 complex and studied its reactivity and catalytic performance. Remarkable initial activities up to 283,000 h(-1) were achieved in the hydrogenation of ethyl hexanoate at only 12.5 ppm Ru loading. A wide range of aliphatic and aromatic esters can be converted with this catalyst to corresponding alcohols in near quantitative yields. The described synthetic protocol makes use of air-stable reagents available in multigram quantities, rendering the bis-NHC ligands an attractive alternative to the conventional phosphine-based systems. PMID:26052835

  6. Ruthenium indenylidene complexes bearing N-alkyl/N-mesityl-substituted N-heterocyclic carbene ligands.

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    Yu, Baoyi; Hamad, Fatma B; Sels, Bert; Van Hecke, Kristof; Verpoort, Francis

    2015-07-14

    We report on the synthesis and characterization of second generation ruthenium indenylidene catalysts bearing unsymmetrical N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands denoted as RuCl2(3-phenyl-1-indenylidene)(1-mesityl-3-R-4,5-dihydroimidazol-2-ylidene)(PCy3), in which R is methyl 8a, octyl 8b or cyclohexyl 8c. The characterization of 8a-c was performed by NMR spectroscopy, elemental analysis, IR, HRMS and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. In addition, the catalytic activity of the obtained initiators was evaluated in various representative metathesis reactions. The results reveal that the complexes 8a-c, bearing an N-alkyl side on the NHC, show a faster catalytic initiation than the reference complex 2. Complex 8a, which performs the best among the investigated indenylidene complexes, exhibits slower initiation but better overall efficiency than its benzylidene analogue 1c, especially in a low catalyst loading. PMID:26052999

  7. Rhenium complexes of bidentate, bis-bidentate and tridentate N-heterocyclic carbene ligands.

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    Chan, Chung Ying; Barnard, Peter J

    2015-11-28

    A series of eight Rhenium(i)-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes of the general form [ReCl(CO)3(C^C)] (where C^C is a bis(NHC) bidentate ligand), [ReCl(CO)3(C^C)]2 (where C^C is a bis-bidentate tetra-NHC ligand) and [Re(CO)3(C^N^C)](+)[X](-) (where C^N^C is a bis(NHC)-amine ligand and the counter ion X is either the ReO4(-) or PF6(-)) have been synthesised using a Ag2O transmetallation protocol. The novel precursor imidazolium salts and Re(i) complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy and the molecular structures for two imidazolium salt and six Re(i) complexes were determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. These NHC ligand systems are of interest for possible applications in the development of Tc-99m or Re-186/188 radiopharmaceuticals and as such the stability of two complexes of the form [ReCl(CO)3(C^C)] and [Re(CO)3(C^N^C)][ReO4] were evaluated in ligand challenge experiments using the metal binding amino acids l-histidine or l-cysteine. These studies showed that the former was unstable, with the chloride ligand being replaced by either cysteine or histidine, while no evidence for transchelation was observed for the latter suggesting that bis(NHC)-amine ligands of this type may be suitable for biological applications. PMID:26477971

  8. Synthesis and characterization of an iron complex bearing a cyclic tetra-N-heterocyclic carbene ligand: An artifical heme analogue?

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    Anneser, Markus R.

    2015-04-20

    An iron(II) complex with a cyclic tetradentate ligand containing four N-heterocyclic carbenes was synthesized and characterized by means of NMR and IR spectroscopies, as well as by single-crystal X-ray structure analysis. The iron center exhibits an octahedral coordination geometry with two acetonitrile ligands in axial positions, showing structural analogies with porphyrine-ligated iron complexes. The acetonitrile ligands can readily be substituted by other ligands, for instance, dimethyl sulfoxide, carbon monoxide, and nitric oxide. Cyclic voltammetry was used to examine the electronic properties of the synthesized compounds. © 2015 American Chemical Society.

  9. Gold(I Complexes of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands Containing Benzimidazole: Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activity

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    ?lknur Özdemir

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Gold(I N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC complexes were obtained in good yields from the corresponding silver complexes by treatment with [AuCl(PPh3] following the commonly used silver carbene transfer route. The silver complexes were synthesized from the benzimidazolium halide salts by the in situ reactions with Ag2O in dichloromethane as a solvent at room temperature. All gold complexes have been characterized by 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR and IR spectroscopy and elemental analysis. Au-NHC complexes were evaluated for their in vitro antimicrobial activity against a variety of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and fungal species.

  10. Ruthenium and osmium complexes of dihydroperimidine-based N-heterocyclic carbene pincer ligands.

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    McQueen, Caitlin M A; Hill, Anthony F; Ma, Chenxi; Ward, Jas S

    2015-12-21

    The reactions of N,N'-bis(phosphinomethyl)dihydroperimidine pro-ligands H2C(NCH2PR2)2C10H6 (R = Cy 1a, R = Ph 1b) with [RuCl2(PPh3)3] give markedly different products. Chelate-assisted double C-H activation in the former affords the perimidinylidene-based N-heterocyclic carbene (per-NHC) pincer complex [RuCl2(OC4H8){?(3)-P,C,P'-C(NCH2PCy2)2C10H6}] (2), while the latter reaction provides the asymmetric PNP-coordinated complex [RuCl2(PPh3){?(3)-P,N,P'-CH2(NCH2PPh2)2C10H6}] (3), in which no C-H activation has occurred. Subsequent reactions of the per-NHC complex 2 with carbon monoxide and mesityl isocyanide readily displaced the labile THF ligand to afford the complexes [RuCl2(CA){?(3)-P,C,P'-C(NCH2PCy2)2C10H6}] (A = O 4, A = NC6H2Me35). Double C-H activation of 1a and 1b was significantly more facile on reaction with [OsCl2(PPh3)3], providing the per-NHC complexes [OsHCl(PPh3){?(3)-P,C,P'-C(NCH2PR2)2C10H6}] (R = Cy 7a, R = Ph 7b, respectively), each as two isomers. The reactions of 1b with [Ru2(?-Cl)2Cl2(?-C6H3Me3)2] or [AuCl(THT)] (THT = tetrahydrothiophene) provide the bimetallic complexes [Ru2{?-H2C(NCH2PPh2)2C10H6}Cl4(?-C6H3Me3)2] (8) and [Au2{?-H2C(NCH2PPh2)2C10H6}Cl2] (9) without C-H activation occurring. PMID:26492361

  11. Ruthenium complexes of chelating amido-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene ligands: Synthesis, structure and DFT studies

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    Sachin Kumar; Anantha Narayanan; Mitta Nageswar Rao; Mobin M Shaikh; Prasenjit Ghosh

    2011-11-01

    Synthesis, structure and density functional theory (DFT) studies of a series of new ruthenium complexes, [1-(R)-3--(benzylacetamido)imidazol-2-ylidene]RuCl(-cymene) [R = Me (1c), -Pr (2c), CH2Ph (3c); -cymene = 4--propyltoluene] supported over $N/O$-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands are reported. In particular, the ruthenium (1-3)c complexes were synthesized from the respective silver complexes, [1-(R)-3--(benzylacetamido)imidazol-2-ylidene]2Ag+Cl? [R = Me (1b), -Pr (2b), CH2Ph (3b)] by the treatment with [Ru(-cymene)Cl2]2 in 65-76% yields. The molecular structures of (1-3)c revealed the chelation of the N-heterocylic carbene ligand through the carbene center and an amido sidearm of the ligand in all of the three complexes. The density functional theory studies on the ruthenium (1-3)c complexes indicated strong binding of the NHC ligand to the metal center as was observed from the deeply buried NHC-Ru -bonding molecular orbitals.

  12. Optimized Syntheses of Cyclopentadienyl Nickel Chloride Compounds Containing "N"-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands for Short Laboratory Periods

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    Cooke, Jason; Lightbody, Owen C.

    2011-01-01

    Experiments are described for the preparation of imidazolium chloride precursors to "N"-heterocyclic carbenes and their cyclopentadienyl nickel chloride derivatives. The syntheses have been optimized for second- and third-year undergraduate laboratories that have a maximum programmed length of three hours per week. The experiments are flexible and…

  13. How does the addition of steric hindrance to a typical N-heterocyclic carbene ligand affect catalytic activity in olefin metathesis?

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    Poater Teixidor, Albert; Falivene, Laura; Urbina-Blanco, Cesar A.; Manzini, Simone; Steven P. Nolan; Cavallo, Luigi

    2013-01-01

    Density functional theory (DFT) calculations were used to predict and rationalize the effect of the modification of the structure of the prototype 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand. The modification consists in the substitution of the methyl groups of ortho isopropyl substituent with phenyl groups, and here we plan to describe how such significant changes affect the metal environment and therefore the related catalytic behaviour. Bearing in ...

  14. Nitrenium ions and trivalent boron ligands as analogues of N-heterocyclic carbenes in olefin metathesis: a computational study.

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    Pazio, A; Wo?niak, K; Grela, K; Trzaskowski, B

    2015-11-18

    We used the density functional theory to evaluate the suitability of nitrenium ions and trivalent boron ligands as analogues of N-heterocyclic carbenes in ruthenium-based metathesis catalysts. We demonstrate that these analogues induce only minor structural changes in Hoveyda-Grubbs-like precatalysts, but have major impact on precatalyst initiation. Nitrenium ion-modified precatalysts are characterized by a weak Ru-N bond resulting in a relatively strong Ru-O bond and large free energy barriers for initiation, making them good candidates for efficient latent Ru-based catalysts. On the other hand the trivalent boron ligand, bearing a formal -1 charge, binds strongly to the ruthenium ion, weakening the Ru-O bond and facilitating its dissociation, to promote fast reaction initiation. We show that the calculated bond dissociation energy of the Ru-C/N/B bond may serve as an accurate indicator of the Ru-O bond strength and the rate of metathesis initiation. PMID:26525899

  15. A new tridentate pincer phosphine/n-heterocyclic carbene ligand: palladium complexes, their structures, and catalytic activities.

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    Lee, Hon Man; Zeng, Jing Yao; Hu, Ching-Han; Lee, Ming-Tsung

    2004-10-18

    A new imidazolium salt, 1,3-bis(2-diphenylphosphanylethyl)-3H-imidazol-1-ium chloride (2), for the phosphine/N-heterocyclic carbene-based pincer ligand, PC(NHC)P, and its palladium complexes were reported. The complex, [Pd(PC(NHC)P)Cl]Cl (4), was prepared by the common route of silver carbene transfer reaction and a novel direct reaction between the ligand precursor, PC(NHC)P.HCl and PdCl(2) without the need of a base. Metathesis reactions of 4 with AgBF(4) in acetonitrile produced [Pd(PC(NHC)P)(CH(3)CN)](BF(4))(2) (5). The same reaction in the presence of excess pyridine gave [Pd(PC(NHC)P)(py)](BF(4))(2) (6). The X-ray structure determination on 4-6 revealed the chiral twisting of the central imidazole rings from the metal coordination plane. In solution, fast interconversion between left- and right-twisted forms occurs. The twisting reflects the weak pi-accepting property of the central NHC in PC(NHC)P. The uneven extent of twisting among the three complexes further implies the low rotational barrier about the Pd-NHC bond. Related theoretical computations confirm the small rotational energy barrier about the Pd-NHC bond (ca. 4 kcal/mol). Catalytic applications of 4 and 5 have shown that the complexes are modest catalysts in Suzuki coupling. The complexes were active catalysts in Heck coupling reactions with the dicationic complex 5 being more effective than the monocationic complex 4. PMID:15476383

  16. Palladium complexes of a new type of N-heterocyclic carbene ligand derived from a tricyclic triazolooxazine framework

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    Manoj Kumar Gangwar; Alok Ch Kalita; Prasenjit Ghosh

    2014-09-01

    A new type of tricyclic triazolooxazine derived N-heterocyclic carbene precursors were developed by the alkylation reaction of a tricyclic triazolooxazine framework. In particular, the reaction of 5a,6,7,8,9,9ahexahydro-4-benzo[][1,2,3]triazolo[1,5-][1,4]oxazine with methyl iodide and ethyl iodide yielded the tricyclic triazolooxazine derived N-heterocyclic carbene precursors, (1?2)a, in 67?84% yield. The tricyclic triazolooxazinium iodide salts, (1?2)a, underwent metallation in a straight forward manner upon treatment with PdCl2 in the presence of K2CO3 in pyridine to give the trans-{3-(R)-5a,6,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-4-benzo[][1,2,3]triazolo[1,5-][1,4]oxazin-4-ylidene} PdI2(pyridine) [R = Me (1b), Et (2b)] complexes in 23?25% yield. The new tricyclic triazolooxazine derived N-heterocyclic carbene moiety, as stabilized upon binding to palladium in the (1?2)b complexes, was structurally characterized by the X-ray single crystal diffraction studies.

  17. Bulky N-Phosphino-Functionalized N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands: Synthesis, Ruthenium Coordination Chemistry, and Ruthenium Alkylidene Complexes for Olefin Metathesis.

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    Brown, Christopher C; Rominger, Frank; Limbach, Michael; Hofmann, Peter

    2015-11-01

    Ruthenium chemistry and applications in catalytic olefin metathesis based on N-phosphino-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene ligands (NHCPs) are presented. Alkyl NHCP Ru coordination chemistry is described, and access to several potential synthetic precursors for ruthenium alkylidene complexes is outlined, incorporating both trimethylsilyl and phenyl alkylidenes. The Ru alkylidene complexes are evaluated as potential olefin metathesis catalysts and were shown to behave in a latent fashion. They displayed catalytic activity at elevated temperatures for both ring closing metathesis and ring opening metathesis polymerization. PMID:26479425

  18. Ruthenium-based complexes containing a benzimidazolium tag covalently connected to N-heterocyclic carbene ligands: environmentally friendly catalysts for olefin metathesis transformations.

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    Klu?iar, Marek; Grela, Karol; Mauduit, Marc

    2013-05-28

    Two ruthenium-based pre-catalysts containing an ionic tag covalently connected to a N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand are reported. These novel complexes, bearing a polar benzimidazolium group, are air-stable and can be easily prepared from commercially available reagents. The quaternary benzimidazolium tag allows the efficient separation of ruthenium waste from the metathesis product after reaction. Application in several olefin metathesis transformations leads to desired products of high purity, which exhibit ruthenium contamination levels as low as 1 ppm after simple filtration through a pad of silica gel. PMID:23360984

  19. Conformations of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands in Ruthenium Complexes Relevant to Olefin Metathesis

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    Stewart, Ian C.; Benitez, Diego; O'Leary, Daniel J.; Tkatchouk, Ekaterina; Day, Michael W; Goddard, William A., III; Grubbs, Robert H

    2009-01-01

    The structure of ruthenium-based olefin metathesis catalyst 3 and model ?-complex 5 in solution and in the solid state are reported. The N-tolyl ligands, due to their lower symmetry than the traditional N-mesityl substituents, complicate this analysis, but ultimately provide explanation for the enhanced reactivity of 3 relative to standard catalyst 2. The tilt of the N-tolyl ring provides additional space near the ruthenium center, which is consistent with the enhanced reactivity of 3 towards...

  20. Conformations of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands in Ruthenium Complexes Relevant to Olefin Metathesis

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    Stewart, Ian C.; Benitez, Diego; O'Leary, Daniel J.; Tkatchouk, Ekaterina; Day, Michael W.; Goddard, William A.; Grubbs, Robert H.

    2009-01-01

    The structure of ruthenium-based olefin metathesis catalyst 3 and model ?-complex 5 in solution and in the solid state are reported. The N-tolyl ligands, due to their lower symmetry than the traditional N-mesityl substituents, complicate this analysis, but ultimately provide explanation for the enhanced reactivity of 3 relative to standard catalyst 2. The tilt of the N-tolyl ring provides additional space near the ruthenium center, which is consistent with the enhanced reactivity of 3 towards sterically demanding substrates. Due to this tilt, the more sterically accessible face bears the two methyl substituents of the N-aryl rings. These experimental studies are supported by computational studies of these complexes by DFT. The experimental data provides a means to validate the accuracy of the B3LYP and M06 functionals. B3LYP provides geometries that match X-ray crystal structural data more closely, though it leads to slightly less (?0.5 kcal mol?1) accuracy than M06 most likely because it underestimates attractive non-covalent interactions. PMID:19146414

  1. How does the addition of steric hindrance to a typical N-heterocyclic carbene ligand affect catalytic activity in olefin metathesis?

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    Poater, Albert; Falivene, Laura; Urbina-Blanco, César A; Manzini, Simone; Nolan, Steven P; Cavallo, Luigi

    2013-05-28

    Density functional theory (DFT) calculations were used to predict and rationalize the effect of the modification of the structure of the prototype 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand. The modification consists in the substitution of the methyl groups of ortho isopropyl substituent with phenyl groups, and here we plan to describe how such significant changes affect the metal environment and therefore the related catalytic behaviour. Bearing in mind that there is a significant structural difference between both ligands in different olefin metathesis reactions, here by means of DFT we characterize where the NHC ligand plays a more active role and where it is a simple spectator, or at least its modification does not significantly change its catalytic role/performance. PMID:23455458

  2. How does the addition of steric hindrance to a typical N-heterocyclic carbene ligand affect catalytic activity in olefin metathesis?

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    Poater, Albert

    2013-01-01

    Density functional theory (DFT) calculations were used to predict and rationalize the effect of the modification of the structure of the prototype 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand. The modification consists in the substitution of the methyl groups of ortho isopropyl substituent with phenyl groups, and here we plan to describe how such significant changes affect the metal environment and therefore the related catalytic behaviour. Bearing in mind that there is a significant structural difference between both ligands in different olefin metathesis reactions, here by means of DFT we characterize where the NHC ligand plays a more active role and where it is a simple spectator, or at least its modification does not significantly change its catalytic role/performance. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

  3. N-Heterocyclic carbene stabilized Ag-P nanoclusters.

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    Khalili Najafabadi, Bahareh; Corrigan, John F

    2015-01-14

    The N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) 1,3-di-isopropylbenzimidazole-2-ylidene ((i)Pr2-bimy) is found to be an excellent ligand for the stabilization of silver-phosphorus polynuclear complexes. The straightforward preparation and characterization of the clusters [Ag12(PSiMe3)6((i)Pr2-bimy)6] (1) and [Ag26P2(PSiMe3)10((i)Pr2-bimy)8] (2) are described, representing the first examples of such structurally characterized, higher nuclearity complexes obtained using this class of ligands. PMID:25415342

  4. Methanol dehydrogenation by iridium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes.

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    Campos, Jesús; Sharninghausen, Liam S; Manas, Michael G; Crabtree, Robert H

    2015-06-01

    A series of homogeneous iridium bis(N-heterocyclic carbene) catalysts are active for three transformations involving dehydrogenative methanol activation: acceptorless dehydrogenation, transfer hydrogenation, and amine monoalkylation. The acceptorless dehydrogenation reaction requires base, yielding formate and carbonate, as well as 2-3 equivalents of H2. Of the few homogeneous systems known for this reaction, our catalysts tolerate air and employ simple ligands. Transfer hydrogenation of ketones and imines from methanol is also possible. Finally, N-monomethylation of anilines occurs through a "borrowing hydrogen" reaction. Notably, this reaction is highly selective for the monomethylated product. PMID:25615426

  5. Influence of pyrazolate vs N-heterocyclic carbene ligands on the slow magnetic relaxation of homoleptic trischelate lanthanide(III) and uranium(III) complexes.

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    Meihaus, Katie R; Minasian, Stefan G; Lukens, Wayne W; Kozimor, Stosh A; Shuh, David K; Tyliszczak, Tolek; Long, Jeffrey R

    2014-04-23

    Two isostructural series of trigonal prismatic complexes, M(Bp(Me))3 and M(Bc(Me))3 (M = Y, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, U; [Bp(Me)](-) = dihydrobis(methypyrazolyl)borate; [Bc(Me)](-) = dihydrobis(methylimidazolyl)borate) are synthesized and fully characterized to examine the influence of ligand donor strength on slow magnetic relaxation. Investigation of the dynamic magnetic properties reveals that the oblate electron density distributions of the Tb(3+), Dy(3+), and U(3+) metal ions within the axial ligand field lead to slow relaxation upon application of a small dc magnetic field. Significantly, the magnetization relaxation is orders of magnitude slower for the N-heterocyclic carbene complexes, M(Bc(Me))3, than for the isomeric pyrazolate complexes, M(Bp(Me))3. Further, investigation of magnetically dilute samples containing 11-14 mol % of Tb(3+), Dy(3+), or U(3+) within the corresponding Y(3+) complex matrix reveals thermally activated relaxation is favored for the M(Bc(Me))3 complexes, even when dipolar interactions are largely absent. Notably, the dilute species U(Bc(Me))3 exhibits Ueff ? 33 cm(-1), representing the highest barrier yet observed for a U(3+) molecule demonstrating slow relaxation. Additional analysis through lanthanide XANES, X-band EPR, and (1)H NMR spectroscopies provides evidence that the origin of the slower relaxation derives from the greater magnetic anisotropy enforced within the strongly donating N-heterocyclic carbene coordination sphere. These results show that, like molecular symmetry, ligand-donating ability is a variable that can be controlled to the advantage of the synthetic chemist in the design of single-molecule magnets with enhanced relaxation barriers. PMID:24650296

  6. N-heterocyclic carbene-phosphinidyne transition metal complexes.

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    Doddi, Adinarayana; Bockfeld, Dirk; Bannenberg, Thomas; Jones, Peter G; Tamm, Matthias

    2014-12-01

    The N-heterocyclic carbene-phosphinidene adduct IPr?PSiMe3 is introduced as a synthon for the preparation of terminal carbene-phosphinidyne transition metal complexes of the type [(IPr?P)MLn ] (MLn =(?(6) -p-cymene)RuCl) and (?(5) -C5 Me5 )RhCl). Their spectroscopic and structural characteristics, namely low-field (31) P?NMR chemical shifts and short metal-phosphorus bonds, show their similarity with arylphosphinidene complexes. The formally mononegative IPr?P ligand is also capable of bridging two or three metal atoms as demonstrated by the preparation of bi- and trimetallic RuAu, RhAu, Rh2 , and Rh2 Au complexes. PMID:25287885

  7. Synthesis and Characterization of Divalent Manganese, Iron, and Cobalt Complexes in Tripodal Phenolate/N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand Environments

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    Ka?ß, Martina; Hohenberger, Johannes

    2014-01-01

    Two novel tripodal ligands, (BIMPNMes,Ad,Me)? and (MIMPNMes,Ad,Me)2–, combining two types of donor atoms, namely, NHC and phenolate donors, were synthesized to complete the series of N-anchored ligands, ranging from chelating species with tris(carbene) to tris(phenolate) chelating arms. The complete ligand series offers a convenient way of tuning the electronic and steric environment around the metal center, thus, allowing for control of the complex’s reactivity. This series of divalent complexes of Mn, Fe, and Co was synthesized and characterized by 1H NMR, IR, and UV/vis spectroscopy as well as by single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies. Variable-temperature SQUID magnetization measurements in the range from 2 to 300 K confirmed high-spin ground states for all divalent complexes and revealed a trend of increasing zero-field splitting |D| from Mn(II), to Fe(II), to Co(II) complexes. Zero-field 57Fe Mo?ssbauer spectroscopy of the Fe(II) complexes 3, 4, 8, and 11 shows isomer shifts ? that increase gradually as carbenes are substituted for phenolates in the series of ligands. From the single-crystal structure determinations of the complexes, the different steric demand of the ligands is evident. Particularly, the molecular structure of 1?in which a pyridine molecule is situated next to the Mn–Cl bond?and those of azide complexes 2, 4, and 6 demonstrate the flexibility of these mixed-ligand derivatives, which, in contrast to the corresponding symmetrical TIMENR ligands, allow for side access of, e.g., organic substrates, to the reactive metal center.

  8. Catalisadores contendo carbenos n-heterocíclicos como ligantes: propriedades, sínteses, aplicações e comparação com outros ligantes Catalysts containing n-heterocyclic carbenes as ligands: properties, syntheses, applications and comparison with other catalysts

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    Julio Cezar Pastre

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs have become of considerable importance in modern organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis. There are several advantages in the use NHCs over their phosphorus analogues, which explains the enormous development of NHC ligands in the field of organometallic catalysis in the past few years. In this article, we present an overview of the importance of the catalysts containing NHC ligands, their synthesis, some pertinent synthetic applications, and a brief comparison with other catalysts.

  9. Dioxygen adducts of rhodium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes.

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    Keske, Eric C; Zenkina, Olena V; Asadi, Ali; Sun, Hongsui; Praetorius, Jeremy M; Allen, Daryl P; Covelli, Danielle; Patrick, Brian O; Wang, Ruiyao; Kennepohl, Pierre; James, Brian R; Crudden, Cathleen M

    2013-05-28

    Rhodium complexes functionalized by N-heterocyclic carbene ligands react with dioxygen to form adducts. Depending on the specifics of the ancillary ligands, oxygen binds to Rh either as a peroxide to form a fully oxidized Rh(III) complex, or as singlet dioxygen in a Rh(I) square planar complex. We have shown through analysis of a series of compounds, some previously published and some novel, that the presence of additional ligands that would support the formation of an octahedral geometry, as typically found with Rh(III) complexes, is critical for formation of the peroxide. In addition, we have demonstrated through DFT studies, that the potential energy surface with regard to the O-O bond length is relatively shallow, which provides a rationale for the distribution of bond lengths observed for apparently similar complexes analyzed by crystallography. PMID:23440044

  10. N-Heterocyclic carbene metal complexes in medicinal chemistry.

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    Oehninger, Luciano; Rubbiani, Riccardo; Ott, Ingo

    2013-03-14

    Metal complexes with N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands are widely used in chemistry due to their catalytic properties and applied for olefin metathesis among other reactions. The enhanced application of this type of organometallics has over the last few years also triggered a steadily increasing number of studies in the fields of medicinal chemistry, which take advantage of the fascinating chemical properties of these complexes. In fact it has been demonstrated that metal NHC complexes can be used to develop highly efficient metal based drugs with possible applications in the treatment of cancer or infectious diseases. Complexes of silver and gold have been biologically evaluated most frequently but also platinum or other transition metals have demonstrated promising biological properties. PMID:23223752

  11. An Electronic Rationale for Observed Initiation Rates in Ruthenium-Mediated Olefin Metathesis: Charge Donation in Phosphine And N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands

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    Getty, K.; Delgado-Jaime, M.U.; Kennepohl, P.

    2009-06-01

    Ru K-edge XAS data indicate that second generation ruthenium-based olefin metathesis precatalysts (L = N-heterocyclic carbene) possess a more electron-deficient metal center than in the corresponding first generation species (L = tricyclohexylphosphine). This surprising effect is also observed from DFT calculations and provides a simple rationale for the slow phosphine dissociation kinetics previously noted for second-generation metathesis precatalysts.

  12. Luminescent Iridium(III) Complexes Supported by N-Heterocyclic Carbene-based C^C^C-Pincer Ligands and Aromatic Diimines

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    Chung, Lai-Hon; Lo, Hoi-Shing; Ng, Sze-Wing; Ma, Dik-Lung; Leung, Chung-Hang; Wong, Chun-Yuen

    2015-01-01

    Iridium(III) hydrido complexes containing N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-based pincer ligand 1,3-bis(1-butylimidazolin-2-ylidene)phenyl anion (C1^C^C1) or 1,3-bis(3-butylbenzimidazolin-2-ylidene)phenyl anion (C2^C^C2) and aromatic diimine (2,2?-bipyridine (bpy), 1,10-phenanthroline (phen), 4,4?-dimethyl-2,2?-bipyridine (Me2bpy), or dipyrido-[3,2-f:2?,3?-h]-quinoxaline (dpq)) in the form of [Ir(C^C^C)(N^N)(H)]+ have been prepared. Crystal structures for these complexes show that the Ir–CNHC distances are 2.043(5)–2.056(5) Å. The hydride chemical shifts for complexes bearing C1^C^C1 (?20.6 to ?20.3?ppm) are more upfield than those with C2^C^C2 (?19.5 and ?19.2?ppm), revealing that C1^C^C1 is a better electron donor than C2^C^C2. Spectroscopic comparisons and time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) calculations suggest that the lowest-energy electronic transition associated with these complexes (??=?340–530?nm (????103?dm3 mol?1 cm?1)) originate from a d?(IrIII)????*(N^N) metal-to-ligand charge transfer transition, where the d?(IrIII) level contain significant contribution from the C^C^C ligands. All these complexes are emissive in the yellow-spectral region (553–604?nm in CH3CN and CH2Cl2) upon photo-excitation with quantum yields of 10?3–10?1. PMID:26487542

  13. Luminescent Iridium(III) Complexes Supported by N-Heterocyclic Carbene-based C^C^C-Pincer Ligands and Aromatic Diimines

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    Chung, Lai-Hon; Lo, Hoi-Shing; Ng, Sze-Wing; Ma, Dik-Lung; Leung, Chung-Hang; Wong, Chun-Yuen

    2015-10-01

    Iridium(III) hydrido complexes containing N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-based pincer ligand 1,3-bis(1-butylimidazolin-2-ylidene)phenyl anion (C1^C^C1) or 1,3-bis(3-butylbenzimidazolin-2-ylidene)phenyl anion (C2^C^C2) and aromatic diimine (2,2?-bipyridine (bpy), 1,10-phenanthroline (phen), 4,4?-dimethyl-2,2?-bipyridine (Me2bpy), or dipyrido-[3,2-f:2?,3?-h]-quinoxaline (dpq)) in the form of [Ir(C^C^C)(N^N)(H)]+ have been prepared. Crystal structures for these complexes show that the Ir–CNHC distances are 2.043(5)–2.056(5) Å. The hydride chemical shifts for complexes bearing C1^C^C1 (?20.6 to ?20.3?ppm) are more upfield than those with C2^C^C2 (?19.5 and ?19.2?ppm), revealing that C1^C^C1 is a better electron donor than C2^C^C2. Spectroscopic comparisons and time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) calculations suggest that the lowest-energy electronic transition associated with these complexes (??=?340–530?nm (????103?dm3 mol?1 cm?1)) originate from a d?(IrIII)????*(N^N) metal-to-ligand charge transfer transition, where the d?(IrIII) level contain significant contribution from the C^C^C ligands. All these complexes are emissive in the yellow-spectral region (553–604?nm in CH3CN and CH2Cl2) upon photo-excitation with quantum yields of 10?3–10?1.

  14. ?-face donation from the aromatic N-substituent of N-heterocyclic carbene ligands to metal and its role in catalysis

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    Credendino, Raffaele

    2012-05-16

    In this work, we calculate the redox potential in a series of Ir and Ru complexes bearing a N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand presenting different Y groups in the para position of the aromatic N-substituent. The calculated redox potentials excellently correlate with the experimental ?E 1/2 potentials, offering a handle to rationalize the experimental findings. Analysis of the HOMO of the complexes before oxidation suggests that electron-donating Y groups destabilize the metal centered HOMO. Energy decomposition of the metal-NHC interaction indicates that electron-donating Y groups reinforce this interaction in the oxidized complexes. Analysis of the electron density in the reduced and oxidized states of representative complexes indicates a clear donation from the C ipso of the N-substituents to an empty d orbital on the metal. In case of the Ru complexes, this mechanism involves the Ru-alkylidene moiety. All of these results suggest that electron-donating Y groups render the aromatic N-substituent able to donate more density to electron-deficient metals through the C ipso atom. This conclusion suggests that electron-donating Y groups could stabilize higher oxidation states during catalysis. To test this hypothesis, we investigated the effect of differently donating Y groups in model reactions of Ru-catalyzed olefin metathesis and Pd-catalyzed C-C cross-coupling. Consistent with the experimental results, calculations indicate an easier reaction pathway if the N-substituent of the NHC ligand presents an electron-donating Y group. © 2012 American Chemical Society.

  15. Catalisadores contendo carbenos n-heterocíclicos como ligantes: propriedades, sínteses, aplicações e comparação com outros ligantes / Catalysts containing n-heterocyclic carbenes as ligands: properties, syntheses, applications and comparison with other catalysts

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    Julio Cezar, Pastre; Carlos Roque Duarte, Correia.

    Full Text Available [...] Abstract in english N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) have become of considerable importance in modern organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis. There are several advantages in the use NHCs over their phosphorus analogues, which explains the enormous development of NHC ligands in the field of organometallic cata [...] lysis in the past few years. In this article, we present an overview of the importance of the catalysts containing NHC ligands, their synthesis, some pertinent synthetic applications, and a brief comparison with other catalysts.

  16. Synthesis of functionalised N-heterocyclic carbene ligands bearing a long spacer and their use in olefin metathesis.

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    Ko?nik, Wioletta; Grela, Karol

    2013-05-28

    A synthetic route to backbone functionalised imidazolinium salts-NHC ligand precursors has been developed. These tagged NHC ligands can be used to obtain a homogeneous Hoveyda-type catalyst (19) containing a quaternary ammonium group on a C-8 long spacer. Products of olefin metathesis reactions promoted by complex 19 can be readily purified from Ru-residues by filtration of the reaction mixture through a small amount of silica gel. PMID:23463014

  17. Ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts featuring unsymmetrical N-heterocyclic carbenes.

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    Paradiso, Veronica; Bertolasi, Valerio; Costabile, Chiara; Grisi, Fabia

    2015-12-22

    New ruthenium Grubbs' and Hoveyda-Grubbs' second generation catalysts bearing N-alkyl/N-isopropylphenyl N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands with syn or anti backbone configuration were obtained and compared in model olefin metathesis reactions. Different catalytic efficiencies were observed depending on the size of the N-alkyl group (methyl or cyclohexyl) and on the backbone configuration. The presence of an N-cyclohexyl substituent determined the most significant reactivity differences between catalysts with syn or anti phenyl groups on the backbone. In particular, anti catalysts proved highly efficient, especially in the ring-closing metathesis (RCM) of encumbered diolefins, while syn catalysts showed low efficiency in the RCM of less hindered diolefins. This peculiar behavior, rationalized through DFT studies, was found to be related to the high propensity of these catalysts to give nonproductive metathesis events. Enantiopure anti catalysts were also tested in asymmetric metathesis reactions, where moderate enantioselectivities were observed. The steric and electronic properties of unsymmetrical NHCs with the N-cyclohexyl group were then evaluated using the corresponding rhodium complexes. While steric factors proved unimportant for both syn and anti NHCs, a major electron-donating character was found for the unsymmetrical NHC with anti phenyl substituents on the backbone. PMID:26608162

  18. Homobimetallic Ruthenium-N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes For Olefin Metathesis

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    Sauvage, Xavier; Demonceau, Albert; Delaude, Lionel

    In this chapter, the synthesis and catalytic activity towards olefin metathesis of homobimetallic ruthenium (Ru)-alkylidene, -cyclodiene or -arene complexes bearing phosphine or N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands are reviewed. Emphasis is placed on the last category of bimetallic compounds. Three representatives of this new type of molecular scaffold were investigated. Thus, [(p-cymene)Ru(m-Cl)3RuCl (h2-C2H4)(L)] complexes with L = PCy3 (15a), IMes (16a), or IMesCl2 (16b) were prepared. They served as catalyst precursors for cross-metathesis (CM) of various styrene derivatives. These experiments revealed the outstanding aptitude of complex 16a (and to a lesser extent of 16b) to catalyze olefin metathesis reactions. Contrary to monometallic Ru-arene complexes of the [RuCl2(p-cymene)(L)] type, the new homobimetallic species did not require the addition of a diazo compound nor visible light illumination to initiate the ring-opening metathesis of norbornene or cyclooctene. When diethyl 2,2-diallylmalonate and N,N-diallyltosylamide were exposed to 16a,b, a mixture of cycloisomerization and ring-closing metathesis (RCM) products was obtained in a nonselective way. Addition of phenylacetylene enhanced the metathetical activity while completely repressing the cycloisomerization process.

  19. Structural variation, dynamics, and catalytic application of palladium(II) complexes of di-N-heterocyclic carbene-amine ligands.

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    Houghton, Jennifer; Dyson, Gavin; Douthwaite, Richard E; Whitwood, Adrian C; Kariuki, Benson M

    2007-07-28

    A series of palladium(II) complexes incorporating di-NHC-amine ligands has been prepared and their structural, dynamic and catalytic behaviour investigated. The complexes [trans-(kappa(2)-(tBu)CN(Bn)C(tBu))PdCl(2)] (12) and [trans-(kappa(2)-(Mes)CN(H)C(Mes))PdCl(2)] (13) do not exhibit interaction between the amine nitrogen and palladium atom respectively. NMR spectroscopy between -40 and 25 degrees C shows that the di-NHC-amine ligand is flexible expressing C(s) symmetry and for 13 rotation of the mesityl groups is prevented. In the related C(1) complex [(kappa(3)-(tBu)CN(H)C(tBu))PdCl][Cl] (14) coordination of NHC moieties and amine nitrogen atom is observed between -40 and 25 degrees C. Reaction between 12-14 and two equivalents of AgBF(4) in acetonitrile gives the analogous complexes [trans-(kappa(2)-(tBu)CN(Bn)C(tBu))Pd(MeCN)(2)][BF(4)](2) (15), [trans-(kappa(2)-(Mes)CN(H)C(Mes))Pd(MeCN)(2)][BF(4)](2) (16) and [(kappa(3)-(tBu)CN(H)C(tBu))Pd(MeCN)][BF(4)](2) (17) indicating that ligand structure determines amine coordination. The single crystal X-ray structures of 12, 17 and two ligand imidazolium salt precursors (tBu)C(H)N(Bn)C(H)(tBu)][Cl](2) (2) and [(tBu)C(H)N(H)C(H)(tBu)][BPh(4)](2) (4) have been determined. Complexes 12-14 and 15-17 have been shown to be active precatalysts for Heck and hydroamination reactions respectively. PMID:17622424

  20. Accessing Sodium Ferrate Complexes Containing Neutral and Anionic N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands: Structural, Synthetic, and Magnetic Insights.

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    Maddock, Lewis C H; Cadenbach, Thomas; Kennedy, Alan R; Borilovic, Ivana; Aromí, Guillem; Hevia, Eva

    2015-09-21

    This study reports the synthesis and single-crystal X-ray crystallographic, NMR spectroscopic, and magnetic characterization of a series of sodium ferrates using bis(amide) Fe(HMDS)2 as a precursor (HMDS = 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexamethyldisilazide). Reaction with sodium reagents NaHMDS and NaCH2SiMe3 in hexane afforded donor-solvent-free sodium ferrates [{NaFe(HMDS)3}?] (1) and [{NaFe(HMDS)2(CH2SiMe3)}?] (2), respectively, which exhibit contacted ion pair structures, giving rise to new polymeric chain arrangements made up of a combination of inter- and intramolecular Na···Me(HMDS) electrostatic interactions. Addition of the unsaturated NHC IPr (IPr = 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) to 1 and 2 caused deaggregation of their polymeric structures to form discrete NHC-stabilized solvent-separated ion pairs [Na(IPr)2](+)[Fe(HMDS)3](-) (3) and [(THF)3·NaIPr](+)[Fe(HMDS)2CH2SiMe3](-) (4), where in both cases, the NHC ligand coordinates preferentially to Na. In contrast, when IPr is sequentially reacted with the single-metal reagents NaCH2SiMe3 and Fe(HMDS)2, the novel heteroleptic ferrate (THF)3Na[:C{[N(2,6-(i)Pr2C6H3)]2CHCFe(HMDS)2}] (5) is obtained. This contains an anionic NHC ligand acting as an unsymmetrical bridge between the two metals, coordinating through its abnormal C4 position to Fe and its normal C2 position to Na. The formation of 5 can be described as an indirect ferration process where IPr is first metalated at the C4 position by the polar sodium alkyl reagent, which in turn undergoes transmetalation to the more electronegative Fe(HMDS)2 fragment. Treatment of 5 with 1 molar equiv of methyl triflate (MeOTf) led to the isolation and structural elucidation of the neutral abnormal NHC (aNHC) tricoordinate iron complex [CH3C{[N(2,6-iPr2C6H3)]2CHCFe(HMDS)2}] (6) with the subsequent elimination of NaOTf, disclosing the selectivity of complex 5 to react with this electrophile via its C2 position, leaving its Fe-C4 and Fe-N bonds intact. The magnetic susceptibility properties of compounds 1-6 have been examined. This study revealed a drastic change of magnetic susceptibility in replacing a pure ? donor from an idealized trigonal coordination environment by an NHC ? donating character. PMID:26331635

  1. A Tungsten Complex with a Bidentate, Hemilabile N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand, Facile Displacement of the Weakly Bound W-(C=C) Bond, and the Vulnerability of the NHC Ligand Toward Catalyst Deactivation During Ketone Hydrogenation

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    Wu, Fan; Dioumaev, Vladimir K.; Szalda, David J.; Hanson, Jonathan; Bullock, R. Morris

    2007-09-24

    The initial reaction observed between N-heterocyclic carbene IMes (IMes = 1,3-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)-imidazol-2-ylidene) and molybdenum and tungsten hydride complexes CpM(CO)2(PPh3)H (M = Mo, W) is deprotonation of the metal hydride by IMes, giving [(IMes)H]+[CpM(CO)2(PPh3)]– . At longer reaction times and higher temperatures, the reaction of IMes with CpM(CO)2(PR3)H (M = Mo, W; R = Me, Ph) produces CpM(CO)2(IMes)H. Hydride transfer from CpW(CO)2(IMes)H to Ph3C+B(C6F5)4- gives CpW(CO)2(IMes)+B(C6F5)4- which was crystallographically characterized using x-ray radiation from a synchrotron. The IMes is bonded as a bidentate ligand, through the carbon of the carbene as well as forming a weak bond from the metal to a C=C bond of one mesityl ring. The weakly bound C=C ligand is hemilabile, being readily displaced by H2, THF, ketones or alcohols. Reaction of CpW(CO)2(IMes)+ with H2 gives the dihydride complex [CpW(CO)2(IMes)(H)2]+. Addition of Et2CH–OH to CpW(CO)2(IMes)+B(C6F5)4- gives the alcohol complex [CpM(CO)2(IMes)(Et2CH–OH)]+[B(C6F5)4]– which was characterized by crystallography and exhibits no evidence for hydrogen bonding of the bound OH group. Addition of H2 to the ketone complex [CpW(CO)2(IMes)(Et2C=O)]+[B(C6F5)4]– produces an equilibrium with the dihydride [CpW(CO)2(IMes)(H)2]+ (Keq = 1.1 ? 103 at 25 °C). The tungsten ketone complex [CpW(CO)2(IMes)(Et2C=O)]+[B(C6F5)4]– serves as a modest catalyst for hydrogenation of Et2C=O to Et2CH–OH in neat ketone solvent. Decomposition of the catalyst produces [H(IMes)]+B(C6F5)4-, indicating that these catalysts with N-heterocyclic carbenes ligands are vulnerable to decomposition by a reaction that produces a protonated imidazolium cation.

  2. Comproportionation of cationic and anionic tungsten complexes having an N-heterocyclic carbene ligand to give the isolable 17-electron tungsten radical CpW(CO)2(IMes)(•).

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    Roberts, John A S; Franz, James A; van der Eide, Edwin F; Walter, Eric D; Petersen, Jeffrey L; DuBois, Daniel L; Bullock, R Morris

    2011-09-21

    A series consisting of a tungsten anion, radical, and cation, supported by the N-heterocyclic carbene 1,3-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene (IMes) and spanning formal oxidation states W(0), W(I), and W(II), has been synthesized, isolated, and characterized. Reaction of the hydride CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)H with KH and 18-crown-6 gives the tungsten anion [CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)](-)[K(18-crown-6)](+). Electrochemical oxidation of [CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)](-) in MeCN (0.2 M (n)Bu(4)N(+)PF(6)(-)) is fully reversible (E(1/2) = -1.65 V vs Cp(2)Fe(+•/0)) at all scan rates, indicating that CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)(•) is a persistent radical. Hydride transfer from CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)H to Ph(3)C(+)PF(6)(-) in MeCN affords [cis-CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)(MeCN)](+)PF(6)(-). Comproportionation of [CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)](-) with [CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)(MeCN)](+) gives the 17-electron tungsten radical CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)(•). This complex shows paramagnetically shifted resonances in the (1)H NMR spectrum and has been characterized by IR spectroscopy, low-temperature EPR spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)(•) is stable with respect to disproportionation and dimerization. NMR studies of degenerate electron transfer between CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)(•) and [CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)](-) are reported. DFT calculations were carried out on CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)H, as well as on related complexes bearing NHC ligands with N,N' substituents Me (CpW(CO)(2)(IMe)H) or H (CpW(CO)(2)(IH)H) to compare to the experimentally studied IMes complexes with mesityl substituents. These calculations reveal that W-H homolytic bond dissociation energies (BDEs) decrease with increasing steric bulk of the NHC ligand, from 67 to 64 to 63 kcal mol(-1) for CpW(CO)(2)(IH)H, CpW(CO)(2)(IMe)H, and CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)H, respectively. The calculated spin density at W for CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)(•) is 0.63. The W radicals CpW(CO)(2)(IMe)(•) and CpW(CO)(2)(IH)(•) are calculated to form weak W-W bonds. The weakly bonded complexes [CpW(CO)(2)(IMe)](2) and [CpW(CO)(2)(IH)](2) are predicted to have W-W BDEs of 6 and 18 kcal mol(-1), respectively, and to dissociate readily to the W-centered radicals CpW(CO)(2)(IMe)(•) and CpW(CO)(2)(IH)(•). PMID:21786753

  3. Comproportionation of Cationic and Anionic Tungsten Complexes Having an N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand to Give the Isolable 17-Electron Tungsten Radical, CpW(CO)2(IMes)•

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    Roberts, John A.; Franz, James A.; van der Eide, Edwin F.; Walter, Eric D.; Petersen, Jeffrey L.; DuBois, Daniel L.; Bullock, R. Morris

    2011-09-21

    A series consisting of a tungsten anion, radical and cation, supported by the N-heterocyclic carbene IMes (1,3-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) and spanning formal oxidation states W(0), W(I) and W(II), has been synthesized, isolated, and characterized. Reaction of the hydride CpW(CO)2(IMes)H with KH and 18 crown 6 gives the tungsten anion [CpW(CO)2(IMes)]-[K(18 crown 6)]+. The crystal structure of this complex shows that the K+ interacts not only with the oxygen atoms in the crown ether, but also with the carbonyl oxygens. The electrochemical oxidation of [CpW(CO)2(IMes)]- in acetonitrile is fully reversible (E½ = ?1.65 V vs Cp2Fe+•/0) at all scan rates, indicating that CpW(CO)2(IMes)• is a persistent radical. Hydride transfer from CpW(CO)2(IMes)H to Ph3C+PF6 affords [cis-CpW(CO)2(IMes)(MeCN)]+PF6 . Comproportionation of [CpW(CO)2(IMes)]- with [CpW(CO)2(IMes)(MeCN)]+ gives the 17-electron tungsten radical CpW(CO)2(IMes)•. This complex shows paramagnetically shifted resonances in 1H NMR spectra and has been characterized by IR spectroscopy, low-temperature EPR spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. CpW(CO)2(IMes)• is very stable with respect to disproportionation and dimerization. NMR studies of degenerate electron transfer between CpW(CO)2(IMes)• and [CpW(CO)2(IMes)]- are reported. DFT calculations were carried out on CpW(CO)2(IMes)H, as well as on related complexes bearing NHC ligands with N,N´ substituents Me [CpW(CO)2(IMe)H] or H [CpW(CO)2(IH)H] to compare to the experimentally studied IMes complexes with mesityl substituents. These calculations reveal W H homolytic bond dissociation energies (BDEs) to decrease with increasing steric bulk of the NHC ligand, from 67 for CpW(CO)2(IH)H to 64 for CpW(CO)2(IMe)H to 63 kcal/mol for CpW(CO)2(IMes)H. The calculated spin density at W for CpW(CO)2(IMes)• is 0.63. The W radicals CpW(CO)2(IMe)• and CpW(CO)2(IH)• are calculated to form weak W W bonds. The weakly bonded complexes [CpW(CO)2(IMe)]2 and [CpW(CO)2(IH)]2, are predicted to have W-W BDEs of 6 and 18 kcal/mol, respectively, and to dissociate readily to the W-centered radicals CpW(CO)2(IMe)• and CpW(CO)2(IH)•. This work was supported by the US Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences' Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences Division. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for the US Department of Energy.

  4. Cationic bis-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ruthenium complex: structure and application as latent catalyst in olefin metathesis.

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    Rouen, Mathieu; Queval, Pierre; Falivene, Laura; Allard, Jessica; Toupet, Loïc; Crévisy, Christophe; Caijo, Frédéric; Baslé, Olivier; Cavallo, Luigi; Mauduit, Marc

    2014-10-13

    An unexpected cationic bis-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) benzylidene ether based ruthenium complex (2 a) was prepared through the double incorporation of an unsymmetrical unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene (U2 -NHC) ligand that bore an N-substituted cyclododecyl side chain. The isolation and full characterization (including X-ray diffraction studies) of key synthetic intermediates along with theoretical calculations allowed us to understand the mechanism of the overall cationization process. Finally, the newly developed complex 2 a displayed interesting latent behavior during ring-closing metathesis, which could be "switched on" under acidic conditions. PMID:25212827

  5. Cationic bis-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ruthenium complex: Structure and application as latent catalyst in olefin metathesis

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    Rouen, Mathieu

    2014-09-11

    An unexpected cationic bis-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) benzylidene ether based ruthenium complex (2 a) was prepared through the double incorporation of an unsymmetrical unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene (U2-NHC) ligand that bore an N-substituted cyclododecyl side chain. The isolation and full characterization (including X-ray diffraction studies) of key synthetic intermediates along with theoretical calculations allowed us to understand the mechanism of the overall cationization process. Finally, the newly developed complex 2 a displayed interesting latent behavior during ring-closing metathesis, which could be "switched on" under acidic conditions.

  6. The Depolymerization of Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) (PET) Using N-Heterocyclic Carbenes from Ionic Liquids

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    Kamber, Nahrain E.; Tsujii, Yasuhito; Keets, Kate; Waymouth, Robert M.; Pratt, Russell C.; Nyce, Gregory W.; Hedrick, James L.

    2010-01-01

    The depolymerization of the plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE) is described in this laboratory procedure. The transesterification reaction used to depolymerize PET employs a highly efficient N-heterocyclic carbene catalyst derived from a commercially available imidazolium ionic liquid. N-heterocyclic carbenes are potent nucleophilic…

  7. Electronic structure and ionization energies of palladium and platinum N-heterocyclic carbene complexes.

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    Green, JC; Herbert, BJ

    2005-01-01

    Density functional methods have been used to calculate the geometries, electronic structure and ionization energies (IE) of N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of palladium and platinum, [M(CN2R2C2H2)2](M = Pd, Pt; R = H, Me, Bu t). Agreement with X-ray structures (R = Bu t) was good. Calculated IE agreed well with the photoelectron (PE) spectra (R = Bu t); metal bands were calculated to be within 0.25 eV of the experimental values, whereas the higher lying ligand bands deviated by up to 0.9 eV....

  8. Evaluation of an olefin metathesis pre-catalyst with a bulky and electron-rich N-heterocyclic carbene

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    Manzini, Simone

    2015-03-01

    The commercially-available metathesis pre-catalyst M23 has been evaluated alongside new complex [RuCl2((3-phenyl)indenylidene)(PPh3)(SIPrOMe)] (1), which bears a para-methoxy-substituted N-heterocyclic carbene ligand. Several model metathesis reactions could be conducted using only parts-per-million levels of ruthenium catalyst. The effects of the different NHC ligands on reactivity have been explored.

  9. Luminescence Studies of the Intracellular Distribution of a Dinuclear Gold(I) N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complex

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    Barnard, Peter J.; Wedlock, Louise E.; Baker, Murray V.; Berners-Price, Susan J.; Joyce, David A.; Skelton, Brian W.; Steer, James H. (UWA)

    2008-10-03

    A bidentate cyclophane N-heterocyclic carbene ligand has been used to synthesize a new dinuclear Au{sup I} complex of the formula [Au{sub 2}L{sub 2}]{sup 2+}. The short Au {hor_ellipsis} Au distance imposed by the rigid cyclophane ligand leads to a red-shifted luminescence profile that enables the complex to be used as a luminescent probe for distribution studies in single living cancer cells.

  10. Frustrated N-heterocyclic carbene-silylium ion Lewis pairs.

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    Silva Valverde, Miguel F; Theuergarten, Eileen; Bannenberg, Thomas; Freytag, Matthias; Jones, Peter G; Tamm, Matthias

    2015-05-28

    The reaction of the N-heterocyclic carbene 1,3-di-tert-butyl-4,5-dimethylimidazolin-2-ylidene () with trimethylsilyl iodide, triflate and triflimidate [Me3SiX, X = I, CF3SO3 (OTf), (CF3SO2)2N (NTf2)] by mixing the neat, liquid starting materials afforded the corresponding 2-(trimethylsilyl)imidazolium salts [()SiMe3]X as highly reactive, white crystalline solids. Only the triflimidate (X = NTf2) proved to be stable in solution and could be characterized by means of NMR spectroscopy (in C6D5Br) and X-ray diffraction analysis, whereas dissociation into free and Me3SiOTf was observed for the triflate system, in agreement with the trend derived by DFT calculations; the iodide was too insoluble for characterization. The compounds [()SiMe3]X showed the reactivity expected for frustrated carbene-silylium pairs, and treatment with carbon dioxide, tert-butyl isocyanate and diphenylbutadiyne gave the 1,2-addition products [()CO2SiMe3]X (X = I, OTf, NTf2), [()C(NtBu)OSiMe3]OTf and [()C(Ph)C(SiMe3)CCPh]OTf, respectively. Upon reaction with [AuCl(PPh3)], metal-chloride bond activation was observed, with formation of the cationic gold(i) complexes [()Au(PPh3)]X (X = OTf, NTf2). PMID:25912291

  11. Multicomponent synthesis of unsymmetrical unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene precursors and their related transition-metal complexes

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    Queval, Pierre

    2013-12-04

    A low-cost, modular, and easily scalable multicomponent procedure affording access in good yields and excellent selectivity (up to 93 %) to a wide range of (a)chiral unsymmetrical 1-aryl-3-cycloalkyl-imidazolium salts is disclosed. Electronic and steric properties of the corresponding unsymmetrical unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene (U2-NHC) ligands were evaluated and evidenced strong electron donor ability, high steric discrimination, and modular steric demand. A low-cost, modular, and easily scalable multicomponent procedure, affording access to a wide range of (a)chiral unsymmetrical 1-aryl-3-cycloalkyl- imidazolium salts in good yields and excellent selectivities, is disclosed. Electronic and steric properties of the corresponding unsymmetrical unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene (U2-NHC) ligands were evaluated and evidenced strong electron-donor ability, high steric discrimination, and modular steric demand. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  12. Tuning and Quantifying Steric and Electronic Effects of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

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    Falivene, Laura

    2014-07-12

    This chapter states that the main handles for tuning steric and electronic effects are the substituents on N atoms, the nature of the C4-C5 bridge (either saturated or unsaturated), and the substituents on the C4 and C5 atoms. The initial intuition that steric properties of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) could be modulated and could impact catalytic behavior stimulated the development of steric descriptors to quantify the steric requirement of different NHCs and, possibly, to compare them with tertiary phosphines. NHCs can be classified as typically strong ?-basic/?-acid ligands, although they have been also shown to exhibit reasonable ?-basic properties. This electronic modularity allows NHC ligands to adapt flexibly to different chemical environments represented by a transition metal and the other ligands. © 2014 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. All rights reserved.

  13. Pyridine substituted N-heterocyclic carbene ligands as supports for Au(I)-Ag(I) interactions: formation of a chiral coordination polymer.

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    Catalano, Vincent J; Malwitz, Mark A; Etogo, Anthony O

    2004-09-01

    Reaction of 1,3-bis(2-pyridinylmethyl)-1H-imidazolium tetrafluoroborate, [H(pyCH(2))(2)im]BF(4), with silver oxide in dichloromethane readily yields [Ag((pyCH(2))(2)im)(2)]BF(4), 1.BF(4)(). 1.BF(4) is converted to the analogous Au(I)-containing species, [Au((pyCH(2))(2)im)(2)]BF(4), 3, by a simple carbene transfer reaction in dichloromethane. Further treatment with two equivalents of AgBF(4) produces the trimetallic species [AuAg(2)((pyCH(2))(2)im)(2)(NCCH(3))(2)](BF(4))(3), 4, which contains two silver ions each coordinated to the pyridine moieties on one carbene ligand and to an acetonitrile molecule in a T-shaped fashion. Monometallic [Ag((py)(2)im)(2)]BF(4), 5, and [Au((py)(2)im)(2)]BF(4), 6, are made analogously to 1.BF(4) and 3 starting from 1,3-bis(2-pyridyl)-imidazol-2-ylidene tetrafluoroborate, [H(py)(2)im]BF(4). Addition of excess AgBF(4) to 6 yields the helical mixed-metal polymer, ([AuAg((py)(2)im)(2)(NCCH(3))](BF(4))(2))(n), 7 which contains an extended Au(I)-Ag(I) chain with short metal-metal separations of 2.8359(4) and 2.9042(4) A. Colorless, monometallic [Hg((pyCH(2))(2)im)(2)](BF(4))(2), 8, is easily produced by refluxing [H(pyCH(2))(2)im)]BF(4) with Hg(OAc)(2) in acetonitrile. The related quinolyl-substituted imidazole, [H(quinCH(2))(2)im]PF(6), is produced analogously to [H(pyCH(2))(2)im]BF(4). [Hg((quinCH(2))(2)im)(2)](PF(6))(2), 9, is isolated in good yield as a white solid from the reaction of Hg(OAc)(2) and [H(quinCH(2))(2)im]PF(6). The reaction of [H(quinCH(2))(2)im]PF(6) with excess Ag(2)O produces the triangulo-cluster [Ag(3)((quinCH(2))(2)im)(3)](PF(6))(3), 11. All of these complexes were studied by (1)H NMR spectroscopy, and complexes 3-9 were additionally characterized by X-ray crystallography. These complexes are photoluminescent in the solid state and in solution with spectra that closely resemble those of the ligand precursor. PMID:15332824

  14. Main-chain organometallic polymers comprising redox-active iron(II) centers connected by ditopic N-heterocyclic carbenes

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    Mercs, Laszlo; Neels, Antonia; Stoeckli-Evans, Helen; Albrecht, Martin

    2009-01-01

    Main-chain organometallic polymers were synthesized from bimetallic iron(II) complexes containing a ditopic N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand [(cp)(CO)LFe(NHC?NHC)Fe(cp)(CO)L]X? (where NHC?NHC represents a bridging dicarbene ligand, L = I? or CO). Addition of a diimine ligand such as pyrazine or 4,4?-bipyridine, interconnected these bimetallic complexes and gave the corresponding co-polymers containing iron centers that are alternately linked by a dicarbene and a diimine ligand. Diimine coo...

  15. The Potential of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes as Components for Electronically Active Materials

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    Schuster, Oliver; Mercs, Laszlo; Albrecht, Martin

    2010-01-01

    The application of N-heterocyclic carbene complexes as active sites in materials other than catalysis has been remarkably scarce. Inspired by the — often misleading — ‘carbene’ label, which implies a substantial degree of M=C ? bonding, we have been interested in evaluating the potential of N-heterocylclic carbene complexes as building blocks for constructing electronically active materials. Electron mobility via the metal-carbon bond has been investigated in monometallic imidazol-2-ylidene c...

  16. Silver complexes of 1,2,4-triazole derived N-heterocyclic carbenes: Synthesis, structure and reactivity studies

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    Chandrakanta Dash; Mobin M Shaikh; Prasenjit Ghosh

    2011-03-01

    Two silver(I) complexes {[1-R-4-($N$-t4-butylacetamido)-1,2,4-triazol-5-ylidene]2Ag}+ Cl? [R = Et (1b), -Pr (2b)] of $N/O$-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbenes derived from 1,2,4-triazoles are reported. The silver complexes, 1b and 2b, have been synthesized from the reaction of the $N/O$-functionalized triazolium chloride salts namely, 1-R-4-(N-t-butylacetamido)-1,2,4-triazolium chloride [R = Et (1a), -Pr (2a)] by treatment with Ag2O in 53-56% yield. The 1,2,4-triazolium chloride salts 1a and 2a were prepared by the alkylation reaction of 1-R-1,2,4-triazole (R = Et, -Pr) with $N-t$-butyl-2-chloro acetamide in 47-63% yield. The molecular structures of the silver(I) complexes, 1b and 2b, have been determined by X-ray diffraction studies. The density functional theory studies on the silver 1b and 2b complexes suggest that the 1,2,4-triazole derived N-heterocyclic carbenes to be strong ?donating ligands similar to the now much recognized imidazolebased N-heterocyclic carbenes. The reactivity studies with (SMe2)AuCl and (SMe2)CuBr indicated the silver complexes, 1b and 2b, to be good transmetallating agents.

  17. Ruthenium(II) and osmium(II) complexes bearing bipyridine and the N-heterocyclic carbene-based C^N^C pincer ligand: an experimental and density functional theory study.

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    Chung, Lai-Hon; Cho, Ka-Sin; England, Jason; Chan, Siu-Chung; Wieghardt, Karl; Wong, Chun-Yuen

    2013-09-01

    Ruthenium(II) and osmium(II) complexes [M(C^N^C)(N^N)L](n+) (L = Cl(-), n = 1; L = CH3CN, t-BuNC, n = 2) containing a neutral tridentate N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-based pincer ligand, either 2,6-bis(1-butylimidazol-2-ylidene)pyridine (C(1)^N^C(1)) or 2,6-bis(3-butylbenzimidazol-2-ylidene)pyridine (C(2)^N^C(2)), and a neutral 2,2'-bipyridine-type aromatic diimine have been prepared. Investigations into the effects of varying M (Ru and Os), C^N^C, N^N, and L on the structural, electrochemical, absorption, and emission characteristics associated with [M(C^N^C)(N^N)L](n+) are presented. Interestingly, spectroscopic findings and time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) calculations in this work support a d?(Ru(II)/Os(II)) ? ?*(N^N) metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) assignment for the lowest-energy transition in [M(C^N^C)(N^N)L](n+) and not a d?(Ru(II)/Os(II)) ? ?*(C^N^C) MLCT assignment. This is in stark contrast to [Ru(tpy)(bpy)Cl](+) and [Os(tpy)(bpy)Cl](+) (tpy = 2,2':6',2?-terpyridine, bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine) for which the lowest-energy transitions are assigned as d?(Ru/Os) ? ?*(tpy) MLCT transitions. [Ru(II)(C^N^C)(N^N)L](n+) is emissive with emission maxima of around 600-700 nm observed upon photoexcitation of their d?(Ru(II)) ? ?*(N^N) MLCT bands. The electronic structures for [Ru(C^N^C)(N^N)Cl](0) have also been probed by spectroelectrochemistry, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy, and DFT calculations, which reveal that the lowest unoccupied molecular orbitals (LUMOs) for [Ru(C^N^C)(N^N)Cl](+) are N^N-based. PMID:23952294

  18. N-Heterocyclic carbene/Brønsted acid cooperative catalysis as a powerful tool in organic synthesis

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    Rob De Vreese

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The interplay between metals and N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs has provided a window of opportunities for the development of novel catalytic strategies within the past few years. The recent successful combination of Brønsted acids with NHCs has added a new dimension to the field of cooperative catalysis, enabling the stereoselective synthesis of functionalized pyrrolidin-2-ones as valuable scaffolds in heterocyclic chemistry. This Commentary will briefly highlight the concept of N-heterocyclic carbene/Brønsted acid cooperative catalysis as a new and powerful methodology in organic chemistry.

  19. Biological Screening of Newly Synthesized BIAN N-Heterocyclic Gold Carbene Complexes in Zebrafish Embryos.

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    Farooq, Muhammad; Taha, Nael Abu; Butorac, Rachel R; Evans, Daniel Anthony; Elzatahry, Ahmed A; Elsayed, Elsayed Ahmed; Wadaan, Mohammad A M; Al-Deyab, Salem S; Cowley, Alan H

    2015-01-01

    N-Heterocyclic carbene (NHC) metal complexes possess diverse biological activities but have yet to be extensively explored as potential chemotherapeutic agents. We have previously reported the synthesis of a new class of NHC metal complexes N-heterocyclic with acetate [IPr(BIAN)AuOAc] and chloride [IPr(BIAN)AuCl] ligands. In the experiments reported herein, the zebrafish embryos were exposed to serial dilutions of each of these complexes for 10-12 h. One hundred percent mortality was observed at concentrations ?50 µM. At sub-lethal concentrations (10-30 µM), both compounds influenced zebrafish embryonic development. However, quite diverse categories of abnormalities were found in exposed embryos with each compound. Severe brain deformation and notochord degeneration were evident in the case of [IPr(BIAN)AuOAc]. The zebrafish embryos treated with [IPr(BIAN)AuCl] exhibited stunted growth and consequently had smaller body sizes. A depletion of 30%-40% glutathione was detected in the treated embryos, which could account for one of the possible mechanism of neurotoxicity. The fact that these compounds are capable of both affecting the growth and also compromising antioxidant systems by elevating intracellular ROS production implies that they could play an important role as a new breed of therapeutic molecules. PMID:26501273

  20. Six-Membered N-Heterocyclic Carbenes with a 1,1?-Ferrocenediyl Backbone : Bulky Ligands with Strong Electron-Donor Capacity and Unusual Non-Innocent Character

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    Siemeling, Ulrich; Färber, Christian; Leibold, Michael; Bruhn, Clemens; Mücke, Philipp; Winter, Rainer; Sarkar, Biprajit; von*Hopffgarten, Moritz; Frenking, Gernod

    2009-01-01

    AbstractThe stable, crystalline N-heterocyclic diaminocarbene fc[N(CH2tBu)-C-N(CH2tBu)] (2d, fc = 1,1?-ferrocenediyl) was prepared by deprotonation of its formamidinium precursor fc[N(CH2tBu)-CH-N(CH2tBu)][BF4] (1d) and used for the preparation of the 16 valence electron complexes [Mo(2d)(CO)4], [RhCl(2d)(cod)] (cod = 1,5-cyclooctadiene) and [RhCl(2d)(CO)2]. 1d, 2d and [RhCl(2d)(cod)] were structurally characterised by single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The electrochemical properties o...

  1. N-heterocyclic carbene copper(I) catalysed N-methylation of amines using CO2

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    2015-09-30

    The N-methylation of amines using CO2 and PhSiH3 as source of CH3 was efficiently performed using a N-heterocyclic carbene copper(I) complex. The methodology was found compatible with aromatic and aliphatic primary and secondary amines. Synthetic and computational studies have been carried out to support the proposed reaction mechanism for this transformation.

  2. Synthesis of Enantioenriched ?,?-Disubstituted Cyclopentenes Catalyzed by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

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    Phillips, Eric M.; Wadamoto, Manabu; Scheidt, Karl A.

    2009-01-01

    The desymmetrization of 1,3-diketones using N-heterocyclic carbenes results in the formation of highly enantioenriched cyclopentenes in good yield. The reaction proceeds through a catalytic intramolecular aldol reaction and subsequent ?-lactone formation. The expulsion of carbon dioxide at mild reaction temperatures affords the cyclopentene products.

  3. Synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of furan- and thiophene-functionalized bis(n-heterocyclic carbene) complexes of iron(II)

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    Rieb, Julia

    2014-09-15

    The synthesis of iron(II) complexes bearing new heteroatom-functionalized methylene-bridged bis(N-heterocyclic carbene) ligands is reported. All complexes are characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction (SC-XRD), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, and elemental analysis. Tetrakis(acetonitrile)-cis-[bis(o-imidazol-2-ylidenefuran)methane]iron(II) hexafluorophosphate (2a) and tetrakis(acetonitrile)-cis-[bis(o-imidazol-2-ylidenethiophene)methane]iron(II) hexafluorophosphate (2b) were obtained by aminolysis of [Fe{N(SiMe3)2}2(THF)] with furan- and thiophene-functionalized bis(imidazolium) salts 1a and 1b in acetonitrile. The SC-XRD structures of 2a and 2b show coordination of the bis(carbene) ligand in a bidentate fashion instead of a possible tetradentate coordination. The four other coordination sites of these distorted octahedral complexes are occupied by acetonitrile ligands. Crystallization of 2a in an acetone solution by the slow diffusion of Et2O led to the formation of cisdiacetonitriledi[ bis(o-imidazol-2-ylidenefuran)methane]iron(II) hexafluorophosphate (3a) with two bis(carbene) ligands coordinated in a bidentate manner and two cis-positioned acetonitrile molecules. Compounds 2a and 2b are the first reported iron(II) carbene complexes with four coordination sites occupied by solvent molecules, and it was demonstrated that those solvent ligands can undergo ligand-exchange reactions.

  4. Dehydrogenative Synthesis of Imines from Alcohols and Amines Catalyzed by a Ruthenium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complex

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    Maggi, Agnese; Madsen, Robert

    2012-01-01

    A new method for the direct synthesis of imines from alcohols and amines is described where hydrogen gas is liberated. The reaction is catalyzed by the ruthenium N-heterocyclic carbene complex [RuCl2(IiPr)(p-cymene)] in the presence of the ligand DABCO and molecular sieves. The imination can be applied to a variety of primary alcohols and amines and can be combined with a subsequent addition reaction. A deuterium labeling experiment indicates that the catalytically active species is a ruthenium ...

  5. Cationic tungsten-oxo-alkylidene-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes: highly active olefin metathesis catalysts.

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    Schowner, Roman; Frey, Wolfgang; Buchmeiser, Michael R

    2015-05-20

    The synthesis, structure, and olefin metathesis activity of the first neutral and cationic W-oxo-alkylidene-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) catalysts are reported. Neutral W-oxo-alkylidene-NHC catalysts can be prepared in up to 90% isolated yield. Depending on the ligands used, they possess either an octahedral (Oh) or trigonal bipyramidal ligand sphere. They can be activated with excess AlCl3 to form cationic olefin metathesis-active W-complexes; however, these readily convert into neutral chloro-complexes. Well-defined, stable cationic species can be prepared by stoichiometric substitution of one chloro ligand in the parent, neutral W-oxo-alkylidene-NHC complexes with Ag(MeCN)2B(Ar(F))4 or NaB(Ar(F))4; B(Ar(F))4 = B(3,5-(CF3)2-C6H3)4. They are highly active olefin metathesis catalysts, allowing for turnover numbers up to 10,000 in various olefin metathesis reactions including alkenes bearing nitrile, sec-amine, and thioether groups. PMID:25938340

  6. Catalytic Dynamic Kinetic Resolutions with N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Asymmetric Synthesis of Highly Substituted ?-Lactones

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    Cohen, Daniel T.; Eichman, Chad C.; Phillips, Eric M.; Zarefsky, Emily R.; Scheidt, Karl A.

    2012-01-01

    An N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalyzed dynamic kinetic resolution of racemic ?-substituted ?-keto esters has been developed. This method relies on the epimerization of an NHC-enol intermediate before subsequent aldol/acylation events. Highly substituted ?-lactones are produced in good yield (50–88%) with good to excellent diastereoselectivity (5:1 to 20:1 dr) and excellent enantioselectivity (up to 99% ee).

  7. Mechanistic Investigation of the Ruthenium–N-Heterocyclic-Carbene-Catalyzed Amidation of Alcohols and Amines

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    Makarov, Ilya; Fristrup, Peter; Madsen, Robert

    2012-01-01

    The mechanism of the ruthenium–N-heterocyclic-carbene-catalyzed formation of amides from alcohols and amines was investigated by experimental techniques (Hammett studies, kinetic isotope effects) and by a computational study by using dispersion-corrected density functional theory (DFT/ M06). The Hammett study indicated that a small positive charge builds-up at the benzylic position in the transition state of the turnover-limiting step. The kinetic isotope effect was determined to be 2.29ACHTUNGT...

  8. Alkyne-Azide Cycloaddition Catalyzed by Silver Chloride and “Abnormal” Silver N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complex

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    Aldo I. Ortega-Arizmendi; Eugenia Aldeco-Pérez; Erick Cuevas-Yañez

    2013-01-01

    A library of 1,2,3-triazoles was synthesized from diverse alkynes and azides using catalytic amounts of silver chloride instead of copper compounds. In addition, a novel “abnormal” silver N-heterocyclic carbene complex was tested as catalyst in this process. The results suggest that the reaction requires only 0.5% of silver complex, affording 1,2,3-triazoles in good yields.

  9. N-heterocyclic carbene organocatalytic reductive ?,?-coupling reactions of nitroalkenes via radical intermediates.

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    Du, Yu; Wang, Yuhuang; Li, Xin; Shao, Yaling; Li, Guohui; Webster, Richard D; Chi, Yonggui Robin

    2014-11-01

    An unprecedented N-heterocyclic carbene catalytic reductive ?,?-carbon coupling of ?,?-nitroalkenes, by using an organic substrate to mimic the one-electron oxidation role of the pyruvate ferredoxin oxidoreductase (PFOR) in living systems, has been developed. The reaction goes through a radical anion intermediate generated under a catalytic redox process. For the first time, the presence of radical anion intermediate in NHC organocatalysis is observed and clearly verified. PMID:25343564

  10. Alkyne-Azide Cycloaddition Catalyzed by Silver Chloride and “Abnormal” Silver N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complex

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    Ortega-Arizmendi, Aldo I.; Aldeco-Pérez, Eugenia; Cuevas-Yañez, Erick

    2013-01-01

    A library of 1,2,3-triazoles was synthesized from diverse alkynes and azides using catalytic amounts of silver chloride instead of copper compounds. In addition, a novel “abnormal” silver N-heterocyclic carbene complex was tested as catalyst in this process. The results suggest that the reaction requires only 0.5% of silver complex, affording 1,2,3-triazoles in good yields. PMID:24307866

  11. Expanding the catalytic activity of nucleophilic N-heterocyclic carbenes for transesterification reactions.

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    Nyce, Gregory W; Lamboy, Jorge A; Connor, Eric F; Waymouth, Robert M; Hedrick, James L

    2002-10-17

    [reaction: see text] Currently, there is a renewed interest in reactions that are catalyzed by organic compounds. Typical organic catalysts for acylation or transesterification reactions are based on either nucleophilic tertiary amines or phosphines. This communication discusses the use of nucleophilic N-heterocyclic carbenes as efficient transesterification catalysts. These relatively unexplored and highly versatile organic catalysts were found to be mild, selective, and more active than traditional organic nucleophiles. PMID:12375894

  12. Amide Synthesis from Alcohols and Amines Catalyzed by Ruthenium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes

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    Dam, Johan Hygum; Osztrovszky, Gyorgyi

    2010-01-01

    The direct synthesis of amides from alcohols and amines is described with the simultaneous liberation of dihydrogen. The reaction does not require any stoichiometric additives or hydrogen acceptors and is catalyzed by ruthenium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes. Three different catalyst systems are presented that all employ 1,3-diisopropylimidazol-2-ylidene (IiPr) as the carbene ligand. In addition, potassium tert-butoxide and a tricycloalkylphosphine are required for the amidation to proceed. In the first system, the active catalyst is generated in situ from [RuCl2(cod)] (cod = 1,5-cyclooctadiene), 1,3-diisopropylimidazolium chloride, tricyclopentylphosphonium tetrafluoroborate, and base. The second system uses the complex [RuCl2(IiPr)(p-cymene)] together with tricyclohexylphosphine and base, whereas the third system employs the Hoveyda-Grubbs 1st-generation metathesis catalyst together with 1,3-diisopropylimidazolium chloride and base. A range of different primary alcohols and amines have been coupled in thepresence of the three catalyst systems to afford the corresponding amides in moderate to excellent yields. The best results are obtained with sterically unhindered alcohols and amines. The three catalyst systems do not show any significant differences in reactivity, which indicates that the same catalytically active species is operating. The reaction is believed to proceed by initial dehydrogenation of the primary alcohol to the aldehyde that stays coordinated to ruthenium and is not released into the reaction mixture. Addition of the amine forms the hemiaminal that undergoes dehydrogenation to the amide. A catalytic cycle is proposed with the {(IiPr)Ru-II} species as the catalytically active components.

  13. Electrochemiluminescent ruthenium(II) N-heterocyclic carbene complexes: a combined experimental and theoretical study.

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    Barbante, Gregory J; Francis, Paul S; Hogan, Conor F; Kheradmand, Peyman R; Wilson, David J D; Barnard, Peter J

    2013-07-01

    A series of four Ru(II) complexes of the form [Ru(bpy)2(C(^)N)](2+) (where C(^)N is a bidentate pyridine-functionalized imidazolylidene- or benzimidazolylidene-based N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand and bpy is 2,2'-bipyridine) have been synthesized using a Ag(I) transmetalation protocol from the Ru(II) precursor compound, Ru(bpy)2Cl2. The synthesized azolium salts and Ru(II) complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, and electronic absorption and emission spectroscopy. The molecular structures for two benzimidazolium salts and three Ru(II) complexes were determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The complexes display photoluminescence within the range 611-629 nm, with the emission wavelength of the benzimidazolylidene containing structures, slightly blue-shifted relative to the imidazolylidene containing complexes. All complexes exhibited a reversible, one-electron oxidation, which is assigned to the Ru(2+/3+) redox couple. When compared to [Ru(bpy)3](2+), complexes of imidazolylidene containing ligands were oxidized at more negative potentials, while those of the benzimidazolylidene containing ligands were oxidized at more positive potentials. All four complexes exhibited moderately intense electrochemiluminescence (ECL) with the obtained ECL spectra closely resembling the photoluminescence spectra. The ability to predictably fine-tune the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) level of the Ru(II) complexes via the flexible synthetic strategy offered by NHCs is valuable for the design of ECL-based multiplexed detection strategies. PMID:23772555

  14. Main-chain organometallic polymers comprising redox-active iron(II) centers connected by ditopic N-heterocyclic carbenes.

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    Mercs, Laszlo; Neels, Antonia; Stoeckli-Evans, Helen; Albrecht, Martin

    2009-09-21

    Main-chain organometallic polymers were synthesized from bimetallic iron(ii) complexes containing a ditopic N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand [(cp)(CO)LFe(NHC approximately NHC)Fe(cp)(CO)L]X(2) (where NHC approximately NHC represents a bridging dicarbene ligand, L = I(-) or CO). Addition of a diimine ligand such as pyrazine or 4,4'-bipyridine, interconnected these bimetallic complexes and gave the corresponding co-polymers containing iron centers that are alternately linked by a dicarbene and a diimine ligand. Diimine coordination depended on the wingtip groups at the carbene ligands and was accomplished either by photolytic activation of a carbonyl ligand from the cationic [Fe(cp)(NHC)(CO)(2)](+) precursor (alkyl wingtips) or by AgBF(4)-mediated halide abstraction from the neutral complex [FeI(cp)(NHC)(CO)] (mesityl wingtips). Remarkably, the polymeric materials were substantially more stable than the related bimetallic model complexes. Electrochemical analyses indicated metal-metal interactions in the pyrazine-containing polymers, whereas in 4,4'-bipyridine-linked systems the metal centers were electronically decoupled. PMID:20449160

  15. Backbone tuning in indenylidene–ruthenium complexes bearing an unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene

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    César A. Urbina-Blanco

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available The steric and electronic influence of backbone substitution in IMes-based (IMes = 1,3-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenylimidazol-2-ylidene N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC was probed by synthesizing the [RhCl(CO2(NHC] series of complexes to quantify experimentally the Tolman electronic parameter (electronic and the percent buried volume (%Vbur, steric parameters. The corresponding ruthenium–indenylidene complexes were also synthesized and tested in benchmark metathesis transformations to establish possible correlations between reactivity and NHC electronic and steric parameters.

  16. Grubbs–Hoveyda type catalysts bearing a dicationic N-heterocyclic carbene for biphasic olefin metathesis reactions in ionic liquids

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    Koy, Maximilian; Altmann, Hagen J; Autenrieth, Benjamin; Frey, Wolfgang

    2015-01-01

    Summary The novel dicationic metathesis catalyst [(RuCl2(H2ITapMe2)(=CH–2-(2-PrO)-C6H4))2+ (OTf?)2] (Ru-2, H2ITapMe2 = 1,3-bis(2’,6’-dimethyl-4’-trimethylammoniumphenyl)-4,5-dihydroimidazol-2-ylidene, OTf? = CF3SO3 ?) based on a dicationic N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand was prepared. The reactivity was tested in ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) under biphasic conditions using a nonpolar organic solvent (toluene) and the ionic liquid (IL) 1-butyl-2,3-dimethylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate [BDMIM+][BF4 ?]. The structure of Ru-2 was confirmed by single crystal X-ray analysis. PMID:26664582

  17. Grubbs-Hoveyda type catalysts bearing a dicationic N-heterocyclic carbene for biphasic olefin metathesis reactions in ionic liquids.

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    Koy, Maximilian; Altmann, Hagen J; Autenrieth, Benjamin; Frey, Wolfgang; Buchmeiser, Michael R

    2015-01-01

    The novel dicationic metathesis catalyst [(RuCl2(H2ITapMe2)(=CH-2-(2-PrO)-C6H4))(2+) (OTf(-))2] (Ru-2, H2ITapMe2 = 1,3-bis(2',6'-dimethyl-4'-trimethylammoniumphenyl)-4,5-dihydroimidazol-2-ylidene, OTf(-) = CF3SO3 (-)) based on a dicationic N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand was prepared. The reactivity was tested in ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) under biphasic conditions using a nonpolar organic solvent (toluene) and the ionic liquid (IL) 1-butyl-2,3-dimethylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate [BDMIM(+)][BF4 (-)]. The structure of Ru-2 was confirmed by single crystal X-ray analysis. PMID:26664582

  18. Sulfur-Functionalized N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Pd(II: Syntheses, Structures and Catalytic Activities

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    Dan Yuan

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs can be easily modified by introducing functional groups at the nitrogen atoms, which leads to versatile coordination chemistry as well as diverse catalytic applications of the resulting complexes. This article summarizes our contributions to the field of NHCs bearing different types of sulfur functions, i.e., thioether, sulfoxide, thiophene, and thiolato. The experimental evidence for the truly hemilabile coordination behavior of a Pd(II thioether-NHC complex has been reported as well. In addition, complexes bearing rigid CSC-pincer ligands have been synthesized and the reasons for pincer versus pseudo-pincer formation investigated. Incorporation of the electron-rich thiolato function resulted in the isolation of structurally diverse complexes. The catalytic activities of selected complexes have been tested in Suzuki-Miyaura, Mizoroki-Heck and hydroamination reactions.

  19. A RhIII-N-heterocyclic carbene complex from metal-metal singly bonded [RhII?RhII] precursor

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    Arup Sinha; Abir Sarbajna; Shrabani dinda; Jitendra K Bera

    2011-11-01

    Metal-metal singly bonded [Rh2(CO)4(acac)2][OTf]2 (1) has been synthesized and characterized by spectroscopic and analytical techniques. A density functional theory (DFT) optimized structure has been computed for the unbridged centro-symmetric structure. Reaction of 1 with PIN.HBr results in the [Rh(PIN)2(H2O)Br][OTf]2 (2) in high yield. The reaction involves metal-oxidation from RhII to RhIII accompanied by the metal-metal bond cleavage. The X-ray structure of 2 has been determined which reveals the incorporation of two N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands to each rhodium. This work demonstrates the general utility of the metal-metal bonded compounds for the easy synthesis of metal-NHC compounds.

  20. Dehydrogenative Synthesis of Imines from Alcohols and Amines Catalyzed by a Ruthenium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complex

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    Maggi, Agnese; Madsen, Robert

    2012-01-01

    A new method for the direct synthesis of imines from alcohols and amines is described where hydrogen gas is liberated. The reaction is catalyzed by the ruthenium N-heterocyclic carbene complex [RuCl2(IiPr)(p-cymene)] in the presence of the ligand DABCO and molecular sieves. The imination can be applied to a variety of primary alcohols and amines and can be combined with a subsequent addition reaction. A deuterium labeling experiment indicates that the catalytically active species is a ruthenium dihydride. The reaction is believed to proceed by initial dehydrogenation of the alcohol to the aldehyde, which stays coordinated to ruthenium. Nucleophilic attack of the amine affords the hemiaminal, which is released from ruthenium and converted into the imine.

  1. N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes in Olefin Metathesis

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    Luan, Xinjun; Dorta, Reto; Leitgeb, Anita; Slugovc, Christian; Tiede, Sascha; Blechert, Siegfried

    Olefin metathesis is now a synthetic tool found ubiquitously in various fields involving synthesis. Of its many variations, three are prominently used: (1) catalytic ring closing metathesis (RCM) is an extremely powerful method for the construction of carbon-carbon double bonds in organic chemistry; (2) ring opening metathesis polymerisation (ROMP) where polymers are formed by use of the energy released from cyclic strain; and (3) cross metathesis (CM) where non-cyclic partners are coupled through C-C double bond formation. These important transformations and variations on these themes mediated by second generation ruthenium complexes bearing a NHC ligand will be presented in the following sections.

  2. Biscarbene palladium(II) complexes. reactivity of saturated versus unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbenes.

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    Fu, Ching-Feng; Lee, Chun-Chin; Liu, Yi-Hung; Peng, Shie-Ming; Warsink, Stefan; Elsevier, Cornelis J; Chen, Jwu-Ting; Liu, Shiuh-Tzung

    2010-03-15

    A series of designed palladium biscarbene complexes including saturated and unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) moieties have been prepared by the carbene transfer methods. All of these complexes have been characterized by (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy as well as X-ray diffraction analysis. The reactivity of Pd-C((saturated NHC)) is distinct from that of Pd-C((unsaturated NHC)). The Pd-C((saturated NHC)) bonds are fairly stable toward reagents such as CF(3)COOH, AgBF(4) and I(2), whereas Pd-C((unsaturated NHC)) bonds are readily cleaved under the similar conditions. Notably, the catalytically activity of these palladium complexes on Suzuki-Miyaura coupling follows the order: (sat-NHC)(2)PdCl(2) > (sat-NHC)(unsat-NHC)PdCl(2 )> (unsat-NHC)(2)PdCl(2). PMID:20143789

  3. An Isolable, Photoswitchable N-Heterocyclic Carbene: On-Demand Reversible Ammonia Activation.

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    Teator, Aaron J; Tian, Yuan; Chen, Mu; Lee, Jeehiun K; Bielawski, Christopher W

    2015-09-21

    The first isolable, photoswitchable N-heterocyclic carbene was synthesized and found to undergo reversible electrocyclic isomerization upon successive exposure to UV and visible radiation. The UV-induced ring closure afforded substantial changes to the electronic structure of the dithienylethene-based NHC, as evidenced by changes in the corresponding UV/Vis absorption and (13) C?NMR spectra. Likewise, molecular orbital calculations revealed diminished electron density at the carbene nucleus upon photocyclization, consistent with the enhanced electrophilicity displayed by the ring-closed form. The photoswitchable NHC was successfully switched between its ring-opened and ring-closed states with high fidelity over multiple cycles. Furthermore, the ring-closed isomer was found to undergo facile N?H bond activation, allowing for the controlled capture and release of ammonia upon cycling between its isomeric states. PMID:26274507

  4. Efficient electronic communication of two ruthenium centers through a rigid ditopic N-heterocyclic carbene linker

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    Michael Nussbaum; Oliver Schuster; Martin Albrecht

    2014-01-01

    A ditopic benzobis(carbene) ligand precursor was prepared that contained a chelating pyridyl moiety to ensure co-planarity of the carbene ligand and the coordination plane of a bound octahedral metal center. Bimetallic ruthenium complexes comprising this ditopic ligand [L?Ru-C,N-bbi-C,N-RuL?] were obtained by a transmetalation methodology (C,N-bbi-C,N=benzobis(N-pyridyl-N?-methyl-imidazolylidene). The two metal centers are electronically decoupled when the ruthenium is in a pseudotetrahedral ...

  5. Synthesis of Well-Defined Copper "N"-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes and Their Use as Catalysts for a "Click Reaction": A Multistep Experiment that Emphasizes the Role of Catalysis in Green Chemistry

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    Ison, Elon A.; Ison, Ana

    2012-01-01

    A multistep experiment for an advanced synthesis lab course that incorporates topics in organic-inorganic synthesis and catalysis and highlights green chemistry principles was developed. Students synthesized two "N"-heterocyclic carbene ligands, used them to prepare two well-defined copper(I) complexes and subsequently utilized the complexes as…

  6. A Stable Planar-Chiral N-Heterocyclic Carbene with a 1,1'-Ferrocenediyl Backbone.

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    Petrov, Alex R; Derheim, Anatoli; Oetzel, Jan; Leibold, Michael; Bruhn, Clemens; Scheerer, Stefan; Oßwald, Steffen; Winter, Rainer F; Siemeling, Ulrich

    2015-07-01

    This paper focuses on the stable, ferrocene-based N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) rac-[Fe{(?(5)-t-BuC5H3)NpN}2C:] (A'-Np, Np = neopentyl), which is planar-chiral due to the two tert-butyl substituents in 3,3'-positions. A'-Np was synthesized in nine steps starting from 1,1'-di-tert-butylferrocene (1), the first step being its 3,3'-dilithiation to afford rac-[Fe(?(5)-t-BuC5H3Li)2] (rac-fc'Li2, 2). The structures of rac-fc'(SiMe3)2 (3), rac-fc'Br2 (4), rac-fc'(N3)2 (5), and the immediate carbene precursor [A'-NpH]BF4 were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction (XRD). The chemical properties of A'-Np were found to be very similar to those of its tert-butyl-free congener A-Np, both being ambiphilic NHCs with rather high calculated HOMO energies (ca. -4.0 eV) and low singlet-triplet gaps (ca. 35 kcal/mol). A Tolman electronic parameter value of 2050 cm(-1) was derived from IR data of cis-[RhCl(A'-Np)(CO)2], indicating the high donicity of A'-Np as a ligand. Consistent with its ambiphilic nature, A'-Np was found to react readily with carbon monoxide, affording the betainic enolate (A'-Np)2CO as four stereoisomers, viz. (RpRp-A'-Np)?C(O(-))(RpRp-A'-Np(+)), (SpSp-A'-Np)?C(O(-))(SpSp-A'-Np(+)), (RpRp-A'-Np)?C(O(-))(SpSp-A'-Np(+)), and (SpSp-A'-Np)?C(O(-))(RpRp-A'-Np(+)). The former two isomers were structurally characterized as a racemic compound by single-crystal XRD. A'-Np was found to react swiftly with dichloromethane, affording the addition product A'-NpH-CHCl2 in a reaction that is unprecedented for diaminocarbenes. A-NpH-CHCl2 was obtained analogously. Both compounds were structurally characterized by single-crystal XRD. An electrochemical investigation of A'-Np by cyclic and square wave voltammetry revealed a reversible oxidation of the carbene at a half-wave potential of -0.310 vs ferrocene/ferrocenium (THF/NBu4PF6). The electrochemical data previously published for A-Np were identified to be incorrect, since unnoticed hydrolysis of the NHC had taken place, affording A-Np(H2O). The hydrolysis products of A-Np and A'-Np were found to be reversibly oxidized at half-wave potentials of -0.418 and -0.437 V, respectively. PMID:26098133

  7. Amine-N-heterocyclic carbene cascade catalysis for the asymmetric synthesis of fused indane derivatives with multiple chiral centres.

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    Jia, Zhi-Jun; Jiang, Kun; Zhou, Qing-Qing; Dong, Lin; Chen, Ying-Chun

    2013-07-01

    An aminocatalytic asymmetric Diels-Alder reaction of 2,4-dienals and labile 1-indenones in situ generated from 3-bromo-1-indanones was developed, producing highly fused indane products with multiple chiral centres followed by a cascade N-heterocyclic carbene-mediated benzoin condensation. PMID:23712483

  8. Enantioselective Synthesis of Chromanones Bearing Quaternary Substituted Stereocenters Catalyzed by (1R)-Camphor-Derived N-Heterocyclic Carbenes.

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    Rafi?ski, Zbigniew; Kozakiewicz, Anna

    2015-08-01

    A catalytic asymmetric intramolecular crossed-benzoin reaction for the synthesis of chromanones by novel camphor-derived N-heterocyclic carbenes is described. The corresponding chromanones bearing quaternary stereogenic centers were isolated in high yields with high to excellent enantioselectivity. PMID:26161638

  9. Stereoelectronic effects in C-H bond oxidation reactions of Ni(I) N-heterocyclic carbene complexes.

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    Poulten, Rebecca C; López, Isidoro; Llobet, Antoni; Mahon, Mary F; Whittlesey, Michael K

    2014-07-21

    Activation of O2 by the three-coordinate Ni(I) ring-expanded N-heterocyclic carbene complexes Ni(RE-NHC)(PPh3)Br (RE-NHC = 6-Mes, 1; 7-Mes, 2) produced the structurally characterized dimeric Ni(II) complexes Ni(6-Mes)(Br)(?-OH)(?-O-6-Mes')NiBr (3) and Ni(7-Mes)(Br)(?-OH)(?-O-7-Mes')NiBr (4) containing oxidized ortho-mesityl groups from one of the carbene ligands. NMR and mass spectrometry provided evidence for further oxidation in solution to afford bis-?-aryloxy compounds; the 6-Mes derivative was isolated, and its structure was verified. Low-temperature UV-visible spectroscopy showed that the reaction between 1 and O2 was too fast even at ca. -80 °C to yield any observable intermediates and also supported the formation of more than one oxidation product. Addition of O2 to Ni(I) precursors containing a less electron-donating diamidocarbene (6-MesDAC, 7) or less bulky 6- or 7-membered ring diaminocarbene ligands (6- or 7-o-Tol; 8 and 9) proceeded quite differently, affording phosphine and carbene oxidation products (Ni(O?PPh3)2Br2 and (6-MesDAC)?O) and the mononuclear Ni(II) dibromide complexes (Ni(6-o-Tol)(PPh3)Br2 (10) and (Ni(7-o-Tol)(PPh3)Br2 (11)) respectively. Electrochemical measurements on the five Ni(I) precursors show significantly higher redox potentials for 1 and 2, the complexes that undergo oxygen atom transfer from O2. PMID:24972307

  10. Cyclopentadienyl molybdenum(II/VI) N-heterocyclic carbene complexes: Synthesis, structure, and reactivity under oxidative conditions

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    Li, Shenyu

    2010-04-26

    A series of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes CpMo(CO) 2(NHC)X (NHC = IMe = 1,3-dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene, X = Br, 1; NHC = 1,3-dipropylimidazol-2-ylidene, X = Br, 2; NHC = IMes = 1,3-bis(2,4,6- trimethylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene, X = Br, 3; NHC = IBz = 1,3-dibenzylimidazol- 2-ylidene, X = Br, 4a, and X = Cl, 4b; NHC = 1-methyl-3-propylimidazol-2- ylidene, X = Br, 5) and [CpMo(CO)2(IMes)(CH3CN)][BF 4] (6) have been synthesized and fully characterized. The stability of metal-NHC ligand bonds in these compounds under oxidative conditions has been investigated. The thermally stable Mo(VI) dioxo NHC complex [CpMoO 2(IMes)][BF4] (9) has been isolated by the oxidation of the ionic complex 6 by TBHP (tert-butyl hydrogen peroxide). Complex 6 can be applied as a very active (TOFs up to 3400 h-1) and selective olefin epoxidation catalyst. While under oxidative conditions (in the presence of TBHP), compounds 1-5 decompose into imidazolium bromide and imidazolium polyoxomolybdate. The formation of polyoxomolybdate as oxidation products had not been observed in a similar epoxidation catalyzed by Mo(II) and Mo(VI) complexes. DFT studies suggest that the presence of Br- destabilizes the CpMo(VI) oxo NHC carbene species, consistent with the experimental observations. © 2010 American Chemical Society.

  11. The Crystallographic and Quantum Mechanical Analysis of some Pd(II) N-heterocyclic carbene Complexes

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    Because of their extraordinary properties, N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC) have found access to a great variety of catalytic processes which include C-C coupling reactions, formation of furans, cyclopropanation, olefin metathesis, hydroformylation, polymerization and hydrosilylation reactions. In this study, molecular and crystal structures of Pd(II) NHC complexes have been determined by single crystal x-ray diffraction technique. In addition, molecular geometries of all complexes under study were optimized at the B3LYP level of density functional theory (DFT) and the effective core potentials of Hay and Wadt with LanL2DZ basis set were used. In order to investigate binding orbitals of metal and charge transfer mechanism occurred in NHC ring, natural bond orbital (NBO) analyses were performed at the B3LYP/LanL2DZ level on the basis of the optimized ground state for complexes

  12. Anti-Markovnikov Hydroheteroarylation of Unactivated Alkenes with Indoles, Pyrroles, Benzofurans, and Furans Catalyzed by a Nickel-N-Heterocyclic Carbene System.

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    Schramm, York; Takeuchi, Makoto; Semba, Kazuhiko; Nakao, Yoshiaki; Hartwig, John F

    2015-09-30

    We report the catalytic addition of C-H bonds at the C2 position of heteroarenes, including pyrroles, indoles, benzofurans, and furans, to unactivated terminal and internal alkenes. The reaction is catalyzed by a combination of Ni(COD)2 and a sterically hindered, electron-rich N-heterocyclic carbene ligand or its analogous Ni(NHC)(arene) complex. The reaction is highly selective for anti-Markovnikov addition to ?-olefins, as well as for the formation of linear alkylheteroarenes from internal alkenes. The reaction occurs with substrates containing ketones, esters, amides, boronate esters, silyl ethers, sulfonamides, acetals, and free amines. PMID:26334367

  13. Nanofiber composites containing N-heterocyclic carbene complexes with antimicrobial activity

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    Elzatahry AA

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Ahmed A Elzatahry1,4, Abdullah M Al-Enizi1, Elsayed Ahmed Elsayed2,5, Rachel R Butorac3, Salem S Al-Deyab1, Mohammad AM Wadaan2, Alan H Cowley31Petrochemical Research Chair, Department of Chemistry, 2Chair of Advanced Proteomics & Cytomics Research, Faculty of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; 3Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA; 4Institute of Advanced Technology and New Materials, City for Scientific Research and Technology Applications, New Borg Alrab, Alexandria, Egypt; 5Natural & Microbial Products Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, EgyptAbstract: This report concerns nanofiber composites that incorporate N-heterocyclic carbenes and the use of such composites for testing antimicrobial and antifungal activities. The nanofiber composites were produced by electrospinning mixtures of the gold chloride or gold acetate complexes of a bis(iminoacenaphthene (BIAN-supported NHC with aqueous solutions of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA. The products were characterized by scanning-electron microscopy, which revealed that nanofibers in the range of 250–300 nm had been produced. The biological activities of the nanofiber composites were tested against two Gram-positive bacteria, six Gram-negative bacteria, and two fungal strains. No activity was evident against the fungal strains. However, the gold chloride complex was found to be active against all the Gram-positive pathogens and one of the Gram-negative pathogens. It was also found that the activity of the produced nanofibers was localized and that no release of the bioactive compound from the nanofibers was evident. The demonstrated antimicrobial activities of these novel nanofiber composites render them potentially useful as wound dressings.Keywords: nanofiber, electrospinning, N-Heterocyclic carbene, biopolymer, antimicrobial

  14. Unveiling the peculiar hydrogen bonding behavior of solvated N-heterocyclic carbenes.

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    Hollóczki, Oldamur

    2016-01-01

    To investigate the hydrogen bonding and its dynamics of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) in solution, a molecular mechanical force field was fitted for the homologous series of 1,3-dialkylimidazol-2-ylidenes. During the exploration of the potential energy surface of the water/1,3-dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene system, it was observed for the first time that the carbene is prone to interaction with hydrogen bond donor molecules also from the rather unusual "on top" orientation, where the direction of the interplay is perpendicular to the plane of the NHC's ring. The fitting of the force field parameters for imidazol-2-ylidenes was found to be the best in the case of a two-site model, which reproduces not only the strength, but also the direction dependency of hydrogen bonding. With the aid of this tool, curious, hitherto unknown types of hydrogen bonding could be unveiled for NHCs. In the case of non-hydrogen bonding solvents, carbenes tend to form short lived, but structurally influental hydrogen bonds between each other via ring hydrogen atoms and the divalent carbon atoms. The chemically highly important hydrogen bond dynamics of NHCs was found to be facilitated by three center hydrogen bonding, where two alcohol molecules bind to a carbene, which is allowed only by the aforementioned relatively strong interaction between the NHC and the hydrogen bond donor in the "on top" orientation. The latter finding has significant effects on processes that involve this kind of replacement, such as the selective transesterification reactions, and the mechanism of proton exchange on azolium rings. PMID:26592182

  15. N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Phosphinidene Complexes of the Coinage Metals.

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    Doddi, Adinarayana; Bockfeld, Dirk; Nasr, Alexandre; Bannenberg, Thomas; Jones, Peter G; Tamm, Matthias

    2015-11-01

    Coinage metal complexes of the N-heterocyclic carbene-phosphinidene adduct IPr?PPh (IPr=1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazolin-2-ylidene) were prepared by its reaction with CuCl, AgCl, and [(Me2 S)AuCl], which afforded the monometallic complexes [(IPr?PPh)MCl] (M=Cu, Ag, Au). The reaction with two equivalents of the metal halides gave bimetallic [(IPr?PPh)(MCl)2 ] (M=Cu, Au); the corresponding disilver complex could not be isolated. [(IPr?PPh)(CuOTf)2 ] was prepared by reaction with copper(I) trifluoromethanesulfonate. Treatment of [(IPr?PPh)(MCl)2 ] (M=Cu, Au) with Na(BAr(F) ) or AgSbF6 afforded the tetranuclear complexes [(IPr?PPh)2 M4 Cl2 ]X2 (X=BAr(F) or SbF6 ), which contain unusual eight-membered M4 Cl2 P2 rings with short cuprophilic or aurophilic contacts along the chlorine-bridged M???M axes. Complete chloride abstraction from [(IPr?PPh)(AuCl)2 ] was achieved with two equivalents of AgSbF6 in the presence of tetrahydrothiophene (THT) to form [(IPr?PPh){Au(THT)}2 ][SbF6 ]2 . The cationic tetra- and dinuclear complexes were used as catalysts for enyne cyclization and carbene transfer reactions. PMID:26365325

  16. Carbon monoxide induced reductive elimination of disulfide in an N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)/thiolate dinitrosyl iron complex (DNIC).

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    Pulukkody, Randara; Kyran, Samuel J; Bethel, Ryan D; Hsieh, Chung-Hung; Hall, Michael B; Darensbourg, Donald J; Darensbourg, Marcetta Y

    2013-06-01

    Dinitrosyliron complexes (DNICs) are organometallic-like compounds of biological significance in that they appear in vivo as products of NO degradation of iron-sulfur clusters; synthetic analogues have potential as NO storage and releasing agents. Their reactivity is expected to depend on ancillary ligands and the redox level of the distinctive Fe(NO)2 unit: paramagnetic {Fe(NO)2}(9), diamagnetic dimerized forms of {Fe(NO)2}(9) and diamagnetic {Fe(NO)2}(10) DNICs (Enemark-Feltham notation). The typical biological ligands cysteine and glutathione themselves are subject to thiolate-disulfide redox processes, which when coupled to DNICs may lead to intricate redox processes involving iron, NO, and RS(-)/RS•. Making use of an N-heterocyclic carbene-stabilized DNIC, (NHC)(RS)Fe(NO)2, we have explored the DNIC-promoted RS(-)/RS• oxidation in the presence of added CO wherein oxidized {Fe(NO)2}(9) is reduced to {Fe(NO)2}(10) through carbon monoxide (CO)/RS• ligand substitution. Kinetic studies indicate a bimolecular process, rate = k [Fe(NO)2](1)[CO](1), and activation parameters derived from kobs dependence on temperature similarly indicate an associative mechanism. This mechanism is further defined by density functional theory computations. Computational results indicate a unique role for the delocalized frontier molecular orbitals of the Fe(NO)2 unit, permitting ligand exchange of RS• and CO through an initial side-on approach of CO to the electron-rich N-Fe-N site, ultimately resulting in a 5-coordinate, 19-electron intermediate with elongated Fe-SR bond and with the NO ligands accommodating the excess charge. PMID:23668326

  17. Enantioselective sulfonation of enones with sulfonyl imines by cooperative N-heterocyclic-carbene/thiourea/tertiary-amine multicatalysis.

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    Jin, Zhichao; Xu, Jianfeng; Yang, Song; Song, Bao-An; Chi, Yonggui Robin

    2013-11-18

    Many hands make light work: In an organocatalytic asymmetric sulfonation of enones, the activation of a sulfonyl imine by an N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) catalyst led to the release of a sulfinic anion, which underwent nucleophilic addition to the enone. The enantioselectivity of the process was controlled by a chiral thiourea/amine co-catalyst through anion recognition and hydrogen-bonding interactions. Tol=p-tolyl. PMID:24115649

  18. N-Heterocyclic carbene–palladium(II-1-methylimidazole complex catalyzed Mizoroki–Heck reaction of aryl chlorides with styrenes

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    Ting-Ting Gao

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available A well-defined N-heterocyclic carbene–palladium(II-1-methylimidazole [NHC-Pd(II-Im] complex 1 was found to be an effective catalyst for the Mizoroki–Heck reaction of a variety of aryl chlorides with styrenes. Both activated and deactivated aryl chlorides work well to give the corresponding coupling products in good to excellent yields by using tetrabutylammonium bromide (TBAB as the ionic liquid.

  19. N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalysed Diastereoselective Vinylogous Michael Addition Reaction of gamma-Substituted deconjugated Butenolides

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    Guo, Hao

    2015-11-16

    An efficient N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalysed vinylogous Michael addition of deconjugated butenolides was developed. In the presence of 5 mol% of the NHC catalyst, both ?-alkyl and aryl-substituted deconjugated butenolides undergo vinylogous Michael addition with various ?, ?-unsaturated ketones, esters, or nitriles to afford ?,?-disubstituted butenolides containing adjacent quaternary and tertiary carbon centers in good to excellent yields with excellent diastereoselectivities. In this process, the free carbene is assumed to act as a strong Brønsted base to promote the conjugate addition.

  20. Spherical core-shell magnetic particles constructed by main-chain palladium N-heterocyclic carbenes

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    Zhao, Huaixia; Li, Liuyi; Wang, Jinyun; Wang, Ruihu

    2015-02-01

    The encapsulation of the functional species on magnetic core is a facile approach for the synthesis of core-shell magnetic materials, and surface encapsulating matrices play crucial roles in regulating their properties and applications. In this study, two core-shell palladium N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) particles (Fe3O4@PNP1 and Fe3O4@PNP2) were prepared by a one-pot reaction of semi-rigid tripodal imidazolium salts and palladium acetate in the presence of magnetite nanoparticles. The magnetite nanoparticles are encapsulated inside the main-chain palladium, which act as cores. The conjugated effects of triphenyltriazine and triphenylbenzene in the imidazolium salts have important influence on their physical properties and catalytic performances. Fe3O4@PNP2 shows better recyclability than Fe3O4@PNP1. Unexpectedly, Pd(ii) is well maintained after six consecutive catalytic runs in Fe3O4@PNP2, and Pd(0) and Pd(ii) coexist in Fe3O4@PNP1 under the same conditions; moreover, the morphologies of these spherical core-shell particles show no significant variation after six consecutive catalytic runs.The encapsulation of the functional species on magnetic core is a facile approach for the synthesis of core-shell magnetic materials, and surface encapsulating matrices play crucial roles in regulating their properties and applications. In this study, two core-shell palladium N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) particles (Fe3O4@PNP1 and Fe3O4@PNP2) were prepared by a one-pot reaction of semi-rigid tripodal imidazolium salts and palladium acetate in the presence of magnetite nanoparticles. The magnetite nanoparticles are encapsulated inside the main-chain palladium, which act as cores. The conjugated effects of triphenyltriazine and triphenylbenzene in the imidazolium salts have important influence on their physical properties and catalytic performances. Fe3O4@PNP2 shows better recyclability than Fe3O4@PNP1. Unexpectedly, Pd(ii) is well maintained after six consecutive catalytic runs in Fe3O4@PNP2, and Pd(0) and Pd(ii) coexist in Fe3O4@PNP1 under the same conditions; moreover, the morphologies of these spherical core-shell particles show no significant variation after six consecutive catalytic runs. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: The additional SEM images, IR spectra, TG-MS curves, Solid state 13C NMR spectra, XPS spectra and XRD spectra of palladium NHC particles. See DOI: 10.1039/c4nr07330d

  1. Mechanistic Investigation of the Ruthenium–N-Heterocyclic-Carbene-Catalyzed Amidation of Alcohols and Amines

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    Makarov, Ilya; Fristrup, Peter

    2012-01-01

    The mechanism of the ruthenium–N-heterocyclic-carbene-catalyzed formation of amides from alcohols and amines was investigated by experimental techniques (Hammett studies, kinetic isotope effects) and by a computational study by using dispersion-corrected density functional theory (DFT/ M06). The Hammett study indicated that a small positive charge builds-up at the benzylic position in the transition state of the turnover-limiting step. The kinetic isotope effect was determined to be 2.29ACHTUNGTRENUNG(!0.15), which suggests that the breakage of the C"H bond is not the rate-limiting step, but that it is one of several slow steps in the catalytic cycle. Rapid scrambling of hydrogen and deuterium at the a position of the alcohol was observed with deuterium-labeled substrates, which implies that the catalytically active species is a ruthenium dihydride. The experimental results were supported by the characterization of a plausible catalytic cycle by using DFT/M06. Both cisdihydride and trans-dihydride intermediates were considered, but when the theoretical turnover frequencies (TOFs) were derived directly from the calculated DFT/M06 energies, we found that only the trans-dihydride pathway was in agreement with the experimentally determined TOFs.

  2. Expanded ring N-heterocyclic carbene adducts of group 15 element trichlorides: synthesis and reduction studies.

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    Sidiropoulos, Anastas; Osborne, Brooke; Simonov, Alexandr N; Dange, Deepak; Bond, Alan M; Stasch, Andreas; Jones, Cameron

    2014-10-21

    Reactions of the expanded ring N-heterocyclic carbene, 6-Dip (:C{N(Dip)CH2}2CH2, Dip = 2,6-diisopropylphenyl), with group 15 element trichlorides have yielded the monomeric complexes, [(6-Dip)ECl3] (E = P, As or Sb), two examples of which (E = P and Sb) have been crystallographically characterised. Reduction of [(6-Dip)PCl3] with KC8 yielded the unusual tetraphosphorus dicationic complex, [(6-Dip)2(?-P4)]Cl2, the X-ray crystal structure of which shows it to be an ion-separate salt. The compound can also be prepared from the direct reaction of excess 6-Dip with PCl3. Treatment of the cyclic amidinium salt, [6-MesH]Br (6-MesH = [HC{N(Mes)CH2}2CH2](+), Mes = mesityl) with KC8, leads to reductive coupling of the heterocycle and formation of the hindered bis(hexahydropyrimidine), (6-MesH)2. An X-ray crystallographic analysis of (6-MesH)2 shows the compound to have a long central C-C bond, while an electrochemical analysis reveals it to undergo an irreversible two-electron oxidation in dichloromethane solutions. PMID:25166429

  3. Dynamic Behavior of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Boranes: Boron-Carbene Bonds in B,B-Disubstituted N,N-Dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene Boranes Have Substantial Rotation Barriers.

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    Damodaran, Krishnan; Li, Xiben; Pan, Xiangcheng; Curran, Dennis P

    2015-05-01

    Dynamic NMR spectroscopy has been used to measure rotation barriers in five B,B-disubstituted 1,3-dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene boranes. The barriers are attributed to the sp(2)-sp(3) bond between C(1) of the N-heterocyclic carbene ring and the boron atom. Bonds to boron atoms bearing a thexyl (1,1,2-trimethylpropyl) group show especially high barriers, ranging from 75-86 kJ mol(-1). 2-Isopropyl-1,3,5-trimethylbenzene is used as a comparable to help understand the nature and magnitude of the barriers. PMID:25843519

  4. Synthesis and Applications of Bidentate N-heterocyclic Mono- and Biscarbene Ligands

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    Jokic, Nadezda

    2011-01-01

    Bridge functionalized chelate bis-N-heterocyclic carbene (bis-NHC) rhodium(I) and palladium(II) complexes of the general formula (bis-NHC)Rh(COD)PF6 and Pd(bis-NHC)Br2, having a hydroxyl functional group attached to the bridging moiety were prepared and characterized including single crystal X-ray analysis for Rh(bis-(Me-NHC)(COD)PF6, Rh(bis-(Et-NHC)(COD)PF6, Pd(bis-(MeNHC))Br2. The bis-NHC rhodium complexes were examined in hydrosilylation and transfer hydrogenation reactions. The bis-NHC p...

  5. Hexacoordinate Ru-based olefin metathesis catalysts with pH-responsive N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) and N-donor ligands for ROMP reactions in non-aqueous, aqueous and emulsion conditions.

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    Balof, Shawna L; Nix, K Owen; Olliff, Matthew S; Roessler, Sarah E; Saha, Arpita; Müller, Kevin B; Behrens, Ulrich; Valente, Edward J; Schanz, Hans-Jörg

    2015-01-01

    Three new ruthenium alkylidene complexes (PCy3)Cl2(H2ITap)Ru=CHSPh (9), (DMAP)2Cl2(H2ITap)Ru=CHPh (11) and (DMAP)2Cl2(H2ITap)Ru=CHSPh (12) have been synthesized bearing the pH-responsive H2ITap ligand (H2ITap = 1,3-bis(2',6'-dimethyl-4'-dimethylaminophenyl)-4,5-dihydroimidazol-2-ylidene). Catalysts 11 and 12 are additionally ligated by two pH-responsive DMAP ligands. The crystal structure was solved for complex 12 by X-ray diffraction. In organic, neutral solution, the catalysts are capable of performing standard ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) and ring closing metathesis (RCM) reactions with standard substrates. The ROMP with complex 11 is accelerated in the presence of two equiv of H3PO4, but is reduced as soon as the acid amount increased. The metathesis of phenylthiomethylidene catalysts 9 and 12 is sluggish at room temperature, but their ROMP can be dramatically accelerated at 60 °C. Complexes 11 and 12 are soluble in aqueous acid. They display the ability to perform RCM of diallylmalonic acid (DAMA), however, their conversions are very low amounting only to few turnovers before decomposition. However, both catalysts exhibit outstanding performance in the ROMP of dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) and mixtures of DCPD with cyclooctene (COE) in acidic aqueous microemulsion. With loadings as low as 180 ppm, the catalysts afforded mostly quantitative conversions of these monomers while maintaining the size and shape of the droplets throughout the polymerization process. Furthermore, the coagulate content for all experiments stayed <2%. This represents an unprecedented efficiency in emulsion ROMP based on hydrophilic ruthenium alkylidene complexes. PMID:26664616

  6. Density Functional Study on [3+2]-Dipolar Cycloaddition Reaction of the N-heterocyclic Carbene Boryl Azide with Olefins

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    Zhang, Xinghui; Wang, Ketai; Niu, Teng; Li, Shanshan [Lanzhou Univ. of Arts and Science, Lanzhou (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-05-15

    The cycloaddition reactions of the N-heterocyclic carbene boryl azide with methyl acrylate, butenone, and hexafluoropropene have been investigated theoretically. Solvent effects on these reactions have been explored by calculation that included a polarizable continuum model (PCM) for the solvent (C6H6). The title reaction could produce 4- and 5-substituted 1,2,3-triazolines, respectively. The reaction systems have the higher chemical reactivity with the low barriers and could be favored. Yet the smaller differences have been found to occur in energetics, and the cycloaddition reactions occur for s-trans conformations over s-cis conformations. The calculations indicated that the cycloaddition reaction of the alkenes have certain regioselectivity.

  7. Density Functional Study on [3+2]-Dipolar Cycloaddition Reaction of the N-heterocyclic Carbene Boryl Azide with Olefins

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    The cycloaddition reactions of the N-heterocyclic carbene boryl azide with methyl acrylate, butenone, and hexafluoropropene have been investigated theoretically. Solvent effects on these reactions have been explored by calculation that included a polarizable continuum model (PCM) for the solvent (C6H6). The title reaction could produce 4- and 5-substituted 1,2,3-triazolines, respectively. The reaction systems have the higher chemical reactivity with the low barriers and could be favored. Yet the smaller differences have been found to occur in energetics, and the cycloaddition reactions occur for s-trans conformations over s-cis conformations. The calculations indicated that the cycloaddition reaction of the alkenes have certain regioselectivity

  8. Visible-Light Photoredox Catalysis: Selective Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Carbon Monoxide by a Nickel N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Isoquinoline Complex

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    Thoi, VanSara; Kornienko, Nick; Margarit, C; Yang, Peidong; Chang, Christopher

    2013-06-07

    The solar-driven reduction of carbon dioxide to value-added chemical fuels is a longstanding challenge in the fields of catalysis, energy science, and green chemistry. In order to develop effective CO2 fixation, several key considerations must be balanced, including (1) catalyst selectivity for promoting CO2 reduction over competing hydrogen generation from proton reduction, (2) visible-light harvesting that matches the solar spectrum, and (3) the use of cheap and earth-abundant catalytic components. In this report, we present the synthesis and characterization of a new family of earth-abundant nickel complexes supported by N-heterocyclic carbene amine ligands that exhibit high selectivity and activity for the electrocatalytic and photocatalytic conversion of CO2 to CO. Systematic changes in the carbene and amine donors of the ligand have been surveyed, and [Ni(Prbimiq1)]2+ (1c, where Prbimiq1 = bis(3-(imidazolyl)isoquinolinyl)propane) emerges as a catalyst for electrochemical reduction of CO2 with the lowest cathodic onset potential (Ecat = 1.2 V vs SCE). Using this earth-abundant catalyst with Ir(ppy)3 (where ppy = 2-phenylpyridine) and an electron donor, we have developed a visible-light photoredox system for the catalytic conversion of CO2 to CO that proceeds with high selectivity and activity and achieves turnover numbers and turnover frequencies reaching 98,000 and 3.9 s1, respectively. Further studies reveal that the overall efficiency of this solar-to-fuel cycle may be limited by the formation of the active Ni catalyst and/or the chemical reduction of CO2 to CO at the reduced nickel center and provide a starting point for improved photoredox systems for sustainable carbon-neutral energy conversion.

  9. Visible-light photoredox catalysis: selective reduction of carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide by a nickel N-heterocyclic carbene-isoquinoline complex.

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    Thoi, V Sara; Kornienko, Nikolay; Margarit, Charles G; Yang, Peidong; Chang, Christopher J

    2013-09-25

    The solar-driven reduction of carbon dioxide to value-added chemical fuels is a longstanding challenge in the fields of catalysis, energy science, and green chemistry. In order to develop effective CO2 fixation, several key considerations must be balanced, including (1) catalyst selectivity for promoting CO2 reduction over competing hydrogen generation from proton reduction, (2) visible-light harvesting that matches the solar spectrum, and (3) the use of cheap and earth-abundant catalytic components. In this report, we present the synthesis and characterization of a new family of earth-abundant nickel complexes supported by N-heterocyclic carbene-amine ligands that exhibit high selectivity and activity for the electrocatalytic and photocatalytic conversion of CO2 to CO. Systematic changes in the carbene and amine donors of the ligand have been surveyed, and [Ni((Pr)bimiq1)](2+) (1c, where (Pr)bimiq1 = bis(3-(imidazolyl)isoquinolinyl)propane) emerges as a catalyst for electrochemical reduction of CO2 with the lowest cathodic onset potential (E(cat) = -1.2 V vs SCE). Using this earth-abundant catalyst with Ir(ppy)3 (where ppy = 2-phenylpyridine) and an electron donor, we have developed a visible-light photoredox system for the catalytic conversion of CO2 to CO that proceeds with high selectivity and activity and achieves turnover numbers and turnover frequencies reaching 98,000 and 3.9 s(-1), respectively. Further studies reveal that the overall efficiency of this solar-to-fuel cycle may be limited by the formation of the active Ni catalyst and/or the chemical reduction of CO2 to CO at the reduced nickel center and provide a starting point for improved photoredox systems for sustainable carbon-neutral energy conversion. PMID:24033186

  10. Spectroscopic and electrochemical correlations in triangular ruthenium clusters containing N-heterocyclic ligands

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    A series of clusters of general formula [Ru sub(3) O (OOCCH sub(3)) sub(6) L sub(3)] sup(+), where L = N-heterocyclic ligands, were synthesized and characterized based on elemental analysis. UV-VIS and IR spectra. Voltametric studies revealed the existence of up to six acessible oxidation states, with a high degree of electronic delocalization. The Ru sub(3) O trigonal center possesses many delocalized electrons and can be visualized as a source of electrons. The ligands coordinated to the clusters tune their redox potentials, determine the differences in their electronic spectra, and are responsible for the special conditions required for their synthesis. (author)

  11. A monotopic aluminum telluride with an Al=Te double bond stabilized by N-heterocyclic carbenes

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    Franz, Daniel; Szilvási, Tibor; Irran, Elisabeth; Inoue, Shigeyoshi

    2015-01-01

    Aluminum chalcogenides are mostly encountered in the form of bulk aluminum oxides that are structurally diverse but typically consist of networks with high lattice energy in which the chalcogen atoms bridge the metal centres. This makes their molecular congeners difficult to synthesize because of a pronounced tendency for oligomerization. Here we describe the isolation of the monotopic aluminum chalcogenide (LDipN)AlTe(LEt)2 (LDip=1,3-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)-imidazolin-2-imine, LEt=1,3-diethyl-4,5-dimethyl-imidazolin-2-ylidene). Unique features of (LDipN)AlTe(LEt)2 are the terminal position of the tellurium atom, the shortest aluminum–tellurium distance hitherto reported for a molecular complex and the highest bond order reported for an interaction between these elements, to the best of our knowledge. At elevated temperature (LDipN)AlTe(LEt)2 equilibrates with dimeric {(LDipN)AlTe(LEt)}2 in which the chalcogen atoms assume their common role as bridges between the metal centres. These findings demonstrate that (LDipN)AlTe(LEt)2 comprises the elusive Al=Te double bond in the form of an N-heterocyclic carbene-stabilized species. PMID:26612781

  12. From the N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalyzed Conjugate Addition of Alcohols to the Controlled Polymerization of (Meth)acrylates.

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    Ottou, Winnie Nzahou; Bourichon, Damien; Vignolle, Joan; Wirotius, Anne-Laure; Robert, Fredéric; Landais, Yannick; Sotiropoulos, Jean-Marc; Miqueu, Karinne; Taton, Daniel

    2015-06-22

    Among various N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) tested, only 1,3-bis(tert-butyl)imidazol-2-ylidene (NHC(tBu) ) proved to selectively promote the catalytic conjugate addition of alcohols onto (meth)acrylate substrates. This rather rare example of NHC-catalyzed 1,4-addition of alcohols was investigated as a simple means to trigger the polymerization of both methyl methacrylate and methyl acrylate (MMA and MA, respectively). Well-defined ?-alkoxy poly(methyl (meth)acrylate) (PM(M)A) chains, the molar masses of which could be controlled by the initial [(meth)acrylate]0/[ROH]0 molar ratio, were ultimately obtained in N,N-dimethylformamide at 25?°C. A hydroxyl-terminated poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO-OH) macro-initiator was also employed to directly access PEO-b-PMMA amphiphilic block copolymers. Investigations into the reaction mechanism by DFT calculations revealed the occurrence of two competitive concerted pathways, involving either the activation of the alcohol or that of the monomer by NHC(tBu) . PMID:26013759

  13. Electrogenerated N-heterocyclic carbene: N-acylation of chiral oxazolidin-2-ones in ionic liquids

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    An electrochemical procedure for the N-acylation of chiral oxazolidin-2-ones, in the absence of volatile molecular organic solvents, has been set up via electrolyses of ionic liquid [bmim]BF4 containing oxazolidin-2-ones followed by addition of saturated or unsaturated anhydrides. N-acyloxazolidin-2-ones were isolated in good to elevated yields. The electrochemically induced N-acylation of chiral oxazolidin-2-ones occurs with total retention of the absolute configuration of all the chiral atoms. The electrogenerated carbene (1-butyl-3-methyl-1H-imidazol-2-ylidene) has been indicated as the base involved in the deprotonation of chiral oxazolidin-2-ones

  14. "Hummingbird" behaviour of N-heterocyclic carbenes stabilises out-of-plane bonding of AuCl and CuCl units.

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    Teci, Matthieu; Brenner, Eric; Matt, Dominique; Gourlaouen, Christophe; Toupet, Loic

    2015-07-27

    An N-heterocyclic carbene substituted by two expanded 9-ethyl-9-fluorenyl groups was shown to bind an AuCl unit in an unusual manner, namely with the Au?X rod sitting out of the plane defined by the heterocyclic carbene unit. As shown by X-ray studies and DFT calculations, the observed large pitch angle (21°) arises from an easy displacement of the gold(I) atom away from the carbene lone-pair axis, combined with the stabilisation provided by weak CH???Au interactions involving aliphatic and aromatic H atoms of the NHC wingtips. Weak, intermolecular Cl???H bonds are likely to cooperate with the H???Au interactions to stabilise the out-of-plane conformation. A general belief until now was that tilt angles in NHC complexes arise mainly from steric effects within the first coordination sphere. PMID:26130507

  15. N, N?-Olefin functionalized Bis-Imidazolium Pd(II) chloride N-Heterocyclic carbene complex builds a supramolecular framework and shows catalytic efficacy for `C–C' coupling reactions

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    Gourisankar Roymahapatra; Tapastaru Samanta; Saikat Kumar Seth; Ambikesh Mahapatra; Shyamal Kumar Chattopadhyay; Joydev Dinda

    2015-06-01

    The ligand 3,3?-(-phenylenedimethylene)bis{1-(2-methylallyl)} imidazolium bromide (1) and its Palladium(II) N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complex (3) has been synthesized and characterized by several spectroscopic techniques and the solid-state structure of 3 has been determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The Pd(II) complex possesses ring head to tail – stacking interactions (3.767 A$^{\\circ}$) through imidazole rings. Complex 3 catalyzes Suzuki-Miyaura `C–C' coupling reaction. DFT calculations have been used to understand the HOMO/LUMO energy and hence the stability and reactivity of Pd(II) complex in syn and anti-configuration.

  16. Chemistry of Iron N -heterocyclic carbene complexes: Syntheses, structures, reactivities, and catalytic applications

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    Riener, Korbinian

    2014-05-28

    Iron is the most abundant transition metal in Earth\\'s crust. It is relatively inexpensive, not very toxic, and environmentally benign. Undoubtedly, due to the involvement in a multitude of biological processes, which heavily rely on the rich functionalities of iron-containing enzymes, iron is one of the most important elements in nature. Additionally, three-coordinate iron complexes have been reported during the past several years. In this review, the mentioned iron NHC complexes are categorized by their main structure and reactivity attributes. Thus, monocarbene and bis-monocarbene complexes are presented first. This class is subdivided into carbonyl, nitrosyl, and halide compounds followed by a brief section on other, more unconventional iron NHC motifs. Subsequently, donor-substituted complexes bearing bi-, tri-, tetra-, or even pentadentate ligands and further pincer as well as scorpionato motifs are described.

  17. Antibacterial properties of water-soluble gold(I) N-heterocyclic carbene complexes.

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    Fernández, Gabriela A; Vela Gurovic, María S; Olivera, Nelda L; Chopa, Alicia B; Silbestri, Gustavo F

    2014-06-01

    The antibacterial properties of water-soluble gold(I) complexes [1-methyl-3-(3-sulfonatopropyl)imidazol-2-ylidene]gold(I) chloride (C1), [1-mesityl-3-(3-sulfonatopropyl)imidazol-2-ylidene]gold(I) chloride (C2), [1-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)-3-(3-sulfonatopropyl)imidazol-2-ylidene]gold(I) chloride (C3) and [1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropyl-4-sodiumsulfonatophenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene]gold(I) chloride (C4) and the respective ligands were assessed by agar diffusion and broth macrodilution methods against Gram-positives Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis and Micrococcus luteus and the Gram-negative bacteria Yersinia ruckeri, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli. Viability after treatments was determined by direct plate count. The bactericidal activity displayed by C1 and C3 was comparable to that of AgNO3. PMID:24662463

  18. Synthesis and characterization of a cationic phthalimido-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene complex of palladium(II) and its catalytic activity

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    Goh, Li Min Serena

    2014-01-29

    A cationic phthalimido-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) palladium(II) complex has been synthesized from [3-methyl-1-(2?- phthalimidoethyl)imidazolium] hexafluorophosphate ([NHCMe,PhtH] PF6) by transmetalation and isolated in 67 % yield. The title complex has been applied as catalyst in the Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction under benign aqueous conditions. The catalyst is active without any observable initiation period. High average turnover frequencies (TOFs) of up to 55000 h-1 have been reached with catalyst concentrations as low as 0.01 mol-%. A cationic phthalimido-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) palladium(II) complex has been prepared in high yield. The complex was activated instantly, without an initiation period, in the Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction under benign aqueous aerobic conditions. Turnover frequencies (TOFs) up to 55000 h-1, were achieved with 0.01 mol-% of the complex. Copyright © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  19. Synthesis, spectroscopic studies and reactivity of triphenylphosphine ruthenium (II) complexes with N-heterocyclic ligands

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    Reported is the chemistry of triphenylphosphine ruthenium (II) complexes of general formula RuCl2(PPh3)2L2 and RuCl2(PPh3)2A, obtained from the reaction of RuCl2(PPh3)3 with N-heterocyclic ligands L, or A (of ambidentate nature). The electronic spectra exhibit two strong metal-to-ligand charge-transfer bands, ascribed to the b1(dxz)->b1(pi) and a2(dxy)->a2(pi) transitions, and a third, weak band ascribed to the b2(dyz)->a2(pi) transition. The electronic states and the vibrational modes of the complexes were characterized by means of their resonance Raman and infrared absorption spectra. Thermogravimetric and thermodifferential analysis indicated that the melting process is succeeded by an exothermic reaction, and that the weigh loss starts to occur only after this step. The complexes dissociated in CHCl3 solution, showing preferential labilization of the phosphine ligands, as in the case of the hydrogenation catalyst Ru(PPh3)3Cl2. In the presence of CO, RuCl2(CO)2L2 complexes were gennerated. Several derivatives were isolated and characterized. (author)

  20. N-Heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed cascade reaction of 2-aroylvinylcinnamaldehydes with 2-aroylvinylchalcones: rapid assembly of six contiguous stereogenic centers with high diastereoselectivity.

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    Fan, Xing-Wen; Cheng, Ying

    2014-01-01

    N-Heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed reaction of 2-aroylvinylcinnamaldehydes with 2-aroylvinylchalcones proceeded via a triple Michael addition and intramolecular lactonization cascade to produce novel 9-(2-aroyl-3-aroylmethyl-1-indanyl)-3-arylindeno[2,1-c]pyran-1-ones in good yields with high diastereoselectivity. This reaction constructed six contiguous stereogenic centers in a single reactive event. Among 32 possible diastereoisomers that contain six stereocenters, only two diastereoisomers were detected with diastereomeric ratios being 10?:?1-28?:?1. This work opens up a new avenue for the synthesis of complex indane derivatives, a type of compound that has been reported to possess various biological and pharmaceutical activities. PMID:24202128

  1. Synthesis of the first radiolabeled 188Re N-heterocyclic carbene complex and initial studies on its potential use in radiopharmaceutical applications.

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    Wagner, Thomas; Zeglis, Brian M; Groveman, Sam; Hille, Claudia; Pöthig, Alexander; Francesconi, Lynn C; Herrmann, Wolfgang A; Kühn, Fritz E; Reiner, Thomas

    2014-06-15

    A novel approach towards the synthesis of radiolabeled organometallic rhenium complexes is presented. We successfully synthesized and analyzed the first (188)Re-labeled N-heterocyclic biscarbene complex, trans-dioxobis(1,1'-methylene-bis(3,3'-diisopropylimidazolium-2-ylidene))(188)rhenium(V) hexafluorophosphate ((188)Re-4) via transmetalation using an air-stable and moisture-stable silver(I) biscarbene complex. In order to assess the viability of this complex as a potential lead structure for in vivo applications, the stability of the (188)Re-NHC complex was tested in physiologically relevant media. Ultimately, our studies illustrate that the complex we synthesized dissociates rapidly and is therefore unsuitable for use in radiopharmaceuticals. However, it is clear that the transmetalation approach we have developed is a rapid, robust, and mild method for the synthesis of new (188)Re-labeled carbene complexes. PMID:24889257

  2. Highly stereoselective synthesis of 1,2,3-trisubstituted indanes via oxidative N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed cascades.

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    Biswas, Anup; De Sarkar, Suman; Fröhlich, Roland; Studer, Armido

    2011-09-16

    Three stereocenters are formed in the carbene catalyzed cascade reaction of enals with various ?-diketones to give the corresponding indane derivatives with excellent stereoselectivities. The products are readily transformed to the corresponding 1,2,3-trisubstituted indane derivatives, which represent privileged substructures in medicinal chemistry. PMID:21863845

  3. Structure, bonding and energetics of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) stabilized low oxidation state group 2 (Be, Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba) metal complexes: A theoretical study

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    Ashim Baishya; V Rao Mundlapati; Sharanappa Nembenna; Himansu S Biswal

    2014-11-01

    A series of N-heterocyclic carbene stabilized low oxidation state group 2 metal halide and hydrides with metal-metal bonds ([L(X) M-M(X) L]; L = NHC ((CHNH)2C:), M = Be, Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba, and X = Cl or H) has been studied by computational methods. The main objective of this study is to predict whether it is possible to stabilize neutral ligated low oxidation state alkaline-earth metal complexes with metal-metal bonds. The homolytic metal-metal Bond Dissociation Energy (BDE) calculation, Natural Bond Orbital (NBO) and Energy Decomposition Analyses (EDA) on density functional theory (DFT) optimized [L(X)M-M(X)L] complexes revealed that they are as stable as their -diketiminate, guanidinate and -diimine counterparts. The optimized structures of the complexes are in trans-linear geometries. The bond order analyses such as Wiberg Bond Indices (WBI) and Fuzzi Bond Order (FBO) confirm the existence of single bond between two metal atoms, and it is covalent in nature.

  4. Steric and electronic parameters of a bulky yet flexible N-heterocyclic carbene: 1,3-bis(2,6-bis(1-ethylpropyl)phenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene (IPent)

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    Collado, Alba

    2013-06-10

    The free N-heterocyclic carbene IPent (1; IPent = 1,3-bis(2,6-bis(1- ethylpropyl)phenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) was prepared from the corresponding imidazolium chloride salt (2). The steric and electronic parameters of 1 were determined by synthesis of the gold(I) chloride complex [Au(IPent)Cl] (3) and the nickel-carbonyl complex [Ni(IPent)(CO)3] (4), respectively. 3 and 4 were fully characterized by NMR spectroscopy, elemental analysis, and X-ray diffraction studies on single crystals. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

  5. Highly selective biaryl cross-coupling reactions between aryl halides and aryl Grignard reagents: a new catalyst combination of N-heterocyclic carbenes and iron, cobalt, and nickel fluorides.

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    Hatakeyama, Takuji; Hashimoto, Sigma; Ishizuka, Kentaro; Nakamura, Masaharu

    2009-08-26

    Combinations of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) and fluoride salts of the iron-group metals (Fe, Co, and Ni) have been shown to be excellent catalysts for the cross-coupling reactions of aryl Grignard reagents (Ar(1)MgBr) with aryl and heteroaryl halides (Ar(2)X) to give unsymmetrical biaryls (Ar(1)-Ar(2)). Iron fluorides in combination with SIPr, a saturated NHC ligand, catalyze the biaryl cross-coupling between various aryl chlorides and aryl Grignard reagents in high yield and high selectivity. On the other hand, cobalt and nickel fluorides in combination with IPr, an unsaturated NHC ligand, exhibit interesting complementary reactivity in the coupling of aryl bromides or iodides; in contrast, with these substrates the iron catalysts show a lower selectivity. The formation of homocoupling byproducts is suppressed markedly to less than 5% in most cases by choosing the appropriate metal fluoride/NHC combination. The present catalyst combinations offer several synthetic advantages over existing methods: practical synthesis of a broad range of unsymmetrical biaryls without the use of palladium catalysts and phosphine ligands. On the basis of stoichiometric control experiments and theoretical studies, the origin of the unique catalytic effect of the fluoride counterion can be ascribed to the formation of a higher-valent heteroleptic metalate [Ar(1)MF(2)]MgBr as the key intermediate in our proposed catalytic cycle. First, stoichiometric control experiments revealed the stark differences in chemical reactivity between the metal fluorides and metal chlorides. Second, DFT calculations indicate that the initial reduction of di- or trivalent metal fluoride in the wake of transmetalation with PhMgCl is energetically unfavorable and that formation of a divalent heteroleptic metalate complex, [PhMF(2)]MgCl (M = Fe, Co, Ni), is dominant in the metal fluoride system. The heteroleptic ate-complex serves as a key reactive intermediate, which undergoes oxidative addition with PhCl and releases the biaryl cross-coupling product Ph-Ph with reasonable energy barriers. The present cross-coupling reaction catalyzed by iron-group metal fluorides and an NHC ligand provides a highly selective and practical method for the synthesis of unsymmetrical biaryls as well as the opportunity to gain new mechanistic insights into the metal-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions. PMID:19639999

  6. Neutral and Cationic Molybdenum Imido Alkylidene N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes: Reactivity in Selected Olefin Metathesis Reactions and Immobilization on Silica.

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    Sen, Suman; Schowner, Roman; Imbrich, Dominik A; Frey, Wolfgang; Hunger, Michael; Buchmeiser, Michael R

    2015-09-21

    The synthesis and single-crystal X-ray structures of the novel molybdenum imido alkylidene N-heterocyclic carbene complexes [Mo(N-2,6-Me2C6H3)(IMesH2)(CHCMe2Ph)(OTf)2] (3), [Mo(N-2,6-Me2C6H3)(IMes)(CHCMe2Ph)(OTf)2] (4), [Mo(N-2,6-Me2C6H3)(IMesH2)(CHCMe2Ph)(OTf){OCH(CF3)2}] (5), [Mo(N-2,6-Me2C6H3)(CH3CN)(IMesH2)(CHCMe2Ph)(OTf)](+)BArF(-) (6), [Mo(N-2,6-Cl2C6H3)(IMesH2)(CHCMe3)(OTf)2] (7) and [Mo(N-2,6-Cl2C6H3)(IMes)(CHCMe3)(OTf)2] (8) are reported (IMesH2=1,3-dimesitylimidazolidin-2-ylidene, IMes=1,3-dimesitylimidazolin-2-ylidene, BArF(-)=tetrakis-[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl] borate, OTf=CF3SO3(-)). Also, silica-immobilized versions I1 and I2 were prepared. Catalysts 3-8, I1 and I2 were used in homo-, cross-, and ring-closing metathesis (RCM) reactions and in the cyclopolymerization of ?,?-diynes. In the RCM of ?,?-dienes, in the homometathesis of 1-alkenes, and in the ethenolysis of cyclooctene, turnover numbers (TONs) up to 100,000, 210,000 and 30,000, respectively, were achieved. With I1 and I2, virtually Mo-free products were obtained (<3?ppm Mo). With 1,6-hepta- and 1,7-octadiynes, catalysts 3, 4, and 5 allowed for the regioselective cyclopolymerization of 4,4-bis(ethoxycarbonyl)-1,6-heptadiyne, 4,4-bis(hydroxymethyl)-1,6-heptadiyne, 4,4-bis[(3,5-diethoxybenzoyloxy)methyl]-1,6-heptadiyne, 4,4,5,5-tetrakis(ethoxycarbonyl)-1,7-octadiyne, and 1,6-heptadiyne-4-carboxylic acid, underlining the high functional-group tolerance of these novel Group?6 metal alkylidenes. PMID:26249141

  7. Organocatalytic conjugate-addition polymerization of linear and cyclic acrylic monomers by N-heterocyclic carbenes: Mechanisms of chain initiation, propagation, and termination

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    Zhang, Yuetao

    2013-11-27

    This contribution presents a full account of experimental and theoretical/computational investigations into the mechanisms of chain initiation, propagation, and termination of the recently discovered N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-mediated organocatalytic conjugate-addition polymerization of acrylic monomers. The current study specifically focuses on three commonly used NHCs of vastly different nucleophilicity, 1,3-di-tert-butylimidazolin-2-ylidene (ItBu), 1,3- dimesitylimidazolin-2-ylidene (IMes), and 1,3,4-triphenyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-1,2,4- triazol-5-ylidene (TPT), and two representative acrylic monomers, the linear methyl methacrylate (MMA) and its cyclic analog, biomass-derived renewable ?-methyl-?-methylene-?-butyrolactone (MMBL). For MMA, there exhibits an exquisite selectivity of the NHC structure for the three types of reactions it promotes: enamine formation (single-monomer addition) by IMes, dimerization (tail-to-tail) by TPT, and polymerization by ItBu. For MMBL, all three NHCs promote no dimerization but polymerization, with the polymerization activity being highly sensitive to the NHC structure and the solvent polarity. Thus, ItBu is the most active catalyst of the series and converts quantitatively 1000-3000 equiv of MMBL in 1 min or 10 000 equiv in 5 min at room temperature to MMBL-based bioplastics with a narrow range of molecular weights of Mn = 70-85 kg/mol, regardless of the [MMBL]/[ItBu] ratio employed. The ItBu-catalyzed MMBL polymerization reaches an exceptionally high turnover frequency up to 122 s -1 and a high initiator efficiency value up to 1600%. Unique chain-termination mechanisms have been revealed, accounting for the production of relative high-molecular-weight linear polymers and the catalytic nature of this NHC-mediated conjugate-addition polymerization. Computational studies have provided mechanistic insights into reactivity and selectivity between two competing pathways for each NHC-monomer zwitterionic adduct, namely enamine formation/dimerization through proton transfer vs polymerization through conjugate addition, and mapped out extensive energy profiles for chain initiation, propagation, and termination steps, thereby satisfactorily explaining the experimental observations. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

  8. What can NMR spectroscopy of selenoureas and phosphinidenes teach us about the ?-accepting abilities of N-heterocyclic carbenes?

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    Vummaleti, Sai V. C.

    2015-01-02

    The electronic nature of the interaction of NHCs with metal centres is of interest when exploring their properties, how these properties influence those of metal complexes, and how these properties might depend on ligand structure. Selenourea and phosphinidene complexes have been proposed to allow the measurement of the ?-accepting ability of NHCs, independent of their ?-donating ability, via the collection of 77Se or 31P NMR spectra, respectively. Herein, the synthesis and characterisation of selenoureas derived from a range of imidazol-2-ylidenes, 4,5-dihydroimidazol-2-ylidenes and triazol-2-ylidenes are documented. Computational studies are used to explore the link between the shielding of the selenium centre and the electronic properties of the NHCs. Results show that ?Se is correlated to the energy gap between a filled lone pair orbital on Se and the empty ?* orbital corresponding to the Se–NHC bond. Bond energy decomposition analysis indicated no correlation between the orbital ?-contribution to bonding and the chemical shielding, while a good correlation was found between the ?-contribution to bonding and the chemical shielding, confirming that this technique is indeed able to quantify the ability of NHCs to accept ?-electron density. Calculations conducted on phosphinidene adducts yielded similar results. With the link between ?Se and ?P and ?-back bonding ability clearly established, these compounds represent useful ways in which to fully understand and quantify this aspect of the electronic properties of NHCs.

  9. Interpretation of electronic spectra of ruthenium nitroso complexes with N-heterocyclic ligands

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    Relaying on ab initio and semiempirical CINDO/CI calculations of free ligands L and complexes trans-[Ru(NO)(NH3)4(L)]3+ (L=pyridine, pyrazine, nicotinamide, l-histidine, imidazole), electronic absorption spectra of nitroso complexes with nitrogen-containing heterocyclic ligands L have been analyzed. Spectral manifestations of strong covalent bond Ru-NO was pointed out and the conclusion was made about advisability of presentation of Ru and NO oxidation states in grouping RuNO3+ as Ru(III) and NO0. Introduction of nitroso group into inner coordination sphere of Ru(II) complexes with nitrogen-containing heterocyclic ligands results in essential rearrangement of the entire structure and deprives ligands L of their ability to manifest chromophore properties

  10. Hydrogen-bonding pincer complexes with two protic N-heterocyclic carbenes from direct metalation of a 1,8-bis(imidazol-1-yl)carbazole by platinum, palladium, and nickel.

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    Marelius, David C; Darrow, Evan H; Moore, Curtis E; Golen, James A; Rheingold, Arnold L; Grotjahn, Douglas B

    2015-07-27

    Pincer protic N-heterocyclic carbene (PNHC) complexes were synthesized by direct metalation, the formation of a metal carbon bond from an unfunctionalized C?H bond in a single synthetic step. Significantly, direct metalation succeeded even for a first-row metal, nickel. The chloride complexes were isolated and then converted to the acetate, triflate, or in the platinum case, a hydride analogue. Crystal structures and (1) H, (13) C, and (15) N?NMR data, as well as IR spectra, document the effects of intramolecular hydrogen bonding and the planar but flexible pincer framework. Anti-Markovnikov addition of O?H bonds to alkynes, including catalyzed alkyne hydration, were demonstrated on the Pt triflate analog. PMID:26134355

  11. Use of a Bidentate Ligand Featuring an N-Heterocyclic Phosphenium Cation (NHP(+)) to Systematically Explore the Bonding of NHP(+) Ligands with Nickel.

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    Bezpalko, Mark W; Foxman, Bruce M; Thomas, Christine M

    2015-09-01

    A novel bidentate ligand featuring an N-heterocyclic phosphenium cation (NHP(+)) linked to a phosphine side arm is used to explore the coordination chemistry of NHP(+) ligands with nickel. Direct P-Cl bond cleavage from a chlorophosphine precursor [PP]-Cl (1) by Ni(COD)2 affords the asymmetric bimetallic complex [Cl2Ni(?-PP)2Ni] (2) via a nonoxidative process. Abstraction of the halide with either NaBPh4 or K[B(C6F5)4] prior to metal coordination to form the free phosphenium ligand [PP](+) in situ, followed by coordination to Ni(COD)2, afforded the halide-free Ni(0) complexes [(PP)Ni(COD)] [B(C6F5)4] (4) and [(PP)Ni(COD)][BPh4] (5). Chloride abstraction from 1 is problematic in the presence of a PF6(-) counterion, however, as evident by the formation of [(PP)Ni(PP-F)][PF6] (3). The COD ligand in 5 can be readily displaced with PMe3 or PPh3 to afford [(PP)NiL2][BPh4] (L = PMe3 (6), PPh3 (7)). Complexes 2-7 feature planar geometries about the NHP(+) phosphorus atom and unusually short Ni-P distances, indicative of multiple bonding resulting from both P ? Ni ? donation and Ni ? P ? backbonding. This bonding description is supported by theoretical studies using natural bond orbital analysis. PMID:26302438

  12. Synthesis of the first radiolabeled 188Re N-heterocyclic carbene complex and initial studies on its potential use in radiopharmaceutical applications

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    Wagner, Thomas; Zeglis, Brian M; Groveman, Sam; Hille, Claudia; Pöthig, Alexander; Francesconi, Lynn C.; Herrmann, Wolfgang A.; Fritz E. Kühn; Reiner, Thomas

    2014-01-01

    A novel approach towards the synthesis of radiolabeled organometallic rhenium complexes is presented. We successfully synthesized and analyzed the first 188Re-labeled N-heterocyclic biscarbene complex, trans-dioxobis(1,1?-methylene-bis(3,3?-diisopropylimidazolium-2-ylidene))188rhenium(V) hexafluorophosphate (188Re-4) via transmetalation using an air-stable and moisture-stable silver(I) biscarbene complex. In order to assess the viability of this complex as a potential lead structure for in vi...

  13. Gold(I)-phosphine-N-heterocycles: biological activity and specific (ligand) interactions on the C-terminal HIVNCp7 zinc finger.

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    Abbehausen, Camilla; Peterson, Erica J; de Paiva, Raphael E F; Corbi, Pedro P; Formiga, André L B; Qu, Yun; Farrell, Nicholas P

    2013-10-01

    The syntheses and the characterization by chemical analysis, (1)H and (31)P NMR spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry of a series of linear triphenylphosphine gold(I) complexes with substituted N-heterocycle ligands (L), [(PPh3)Au(I)(L)](+), is reported. The reaction of [(PPh3)Au(L)](+) (L = Cl(-) or substituted N- heterocyclic pyridine) with the C-terminal (Cys3His) finger of HIVNCp7 shows evidence by mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) and (31)P NMR spectroscopy of a long-lived {(PPh3)Au}-S-peptide species resulting from displacement of the chloride or pyridine ligand by zinc-bound cysteine with concomitant displacement of Zn(2+). In contrast, reactions with the Cys2His2 finger-3 of the Sp1 transcription factor shows significantly reduced intensities of {(PPh3)Au} adducts. The results suggest the possibility of systematic (electronic, steric) variations of "carrier" group PR3 and "leaving" group L as well as the nature of the zinc finger in modulation of biological activity. The cytotoxicity, cell cycle signaling effects, and cellular accumulation of the series are also reported. All compounds display cytotoxicity in the micromolar range upon 96 h continuous exposure to human tumor cells. The results may have relevance for the reported inhibition of viral load in simian virus by the gold(I) drug auranofin. PMID:24063530

  14. Electronic bond tuning with heterocyclic carbenes

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    Falivene, Laura

    2013-01-01

    We discuss the impact of the nature of the heterocyclic carbene ring, when used as a complex forming ligand, on the relative stability of key intermediates in three typical Ru, Pd and Au promoted reactions. Results show that P-heterocyclic carbenes have a propensity to increase the bonding of the labile ligand and of the substrate in Ru-promoted olefin metathesis, whereas negligible impact is expected on the stability of the ruthenacycle intermediate. In the case of Pd cross-coupling reactions, dissociation of a P-heterocyclic carbene is easier than dissociation of the N-heterocyclic analogue. In the case of the Au-OH synthon, the Au-OH bond is weakened with the P-heterocyclic carbene ligands. A detailed energy decomposition analysis is performed to rationalize these results. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

  15. Facile Thermal W-W Bond Homolysis in the N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Containing Tungsten Dimer [CpW(CO)2(IMe)]2

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    van der Eide, Edwin F.; Liu, Tianbiao L.; Camaioni, Donald M.; Walter, Eric D.; Bullock, R. Morris

    2012-03-05

    The thermal W-W bond homolysis in [CpW(CO)2(IMe)]2 (IMe = 1,3-dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene) was investigated and was found to occur to a large extent compared to other tungsten dimers such as [CpW(CO)3]2. CpW(CO)2(IMe)H was prepared by heating a solution of [IMeH]+[CpW(CO)2(PMe3)]?, and exists in solution as a mixture of interconverting cis and trans isomers. The carbene rotation in CpW(CO)2(IMe)H was explored by DFT calculations, and low enthalpic barriers (< 3.5 kcal mol?1) are predicted. CpW(CO)2(IMe)H has pKaMeCN = 31.5(3) and deprotonation with KH gives K+[CpW(CO)2(IMe)]? (• MeCN). Hydride abstraction from CpW(CO)2(IMe)H with Ph3C+PF6? in the presence of a coordinating ligand L (MeCN or THF) gives [CpW(CO)2(IMe)(L)]+PF6?. Electrochemical measurements on the anion [CpW(CO)2(IMe)]? in MeCN, together with digital simulations, give an E1/2 of ?1.54(2) V vs Cp2Fe+/0 for the [CpW(CO)2(IMe)]•/? couple. A thermochemical cycle provides the solution bond dissociation free energy of the W-H bond of CpW(CO)2(IMe)H as 61.3(6) kcal mol?1. In the electrochemical oxidation of [CpW(CO)2(IMe)]?, reversible dimerization of the electrogenerated radical CpW(CO)2(IMe)• occurs, and digital simulation provides kinetic and thermodynamic parameters for the monomer-dimer equilibrium: kdimerization ~ 2.5 ? 104 M?1 s?1, khomolysis ~ 0.5 s?1 (i.e., Kdim ~ 5 ? 104 M?1). Reduction of [CpW(CO)2(IMe)(MeCN)]+PF6? with cobaltocene gives the dimer [CpW(CO)2(IMe)]2, which in solution exists as a mixture of anti and gauche rotomers. As expected from the electrochemical experiments, the dimer is in equilibrium with detectable amounts of CpW(CO)2(IMe)•. This species was observed by IR spectroscopy, and its presence in solution is also in accordance with the observed reactivity toward 2,6-di-tert-butyl-1,4-benzoquinone, chloroform and dihydrogen. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Biosciences and Geosciences. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is a multiprogram national laboratory operated for DOE by Battelle. The EPR studies were performed at EMSL, a national scientific user facility sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

  16. Influence of ionic liquids on the syntheses and structures of Mn(ii) coordination polymers based on multidentate N-heterocyclic aromatic ligands and bridging carboxylate ligands.

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    Qin, Jian-Hua; Wang, Hua-Rui; Pan, Qi; Zang, Shuang-Quan; Hou, Hongwei; Fan, Yaoting

    2015-10-28

    Seven Mn(ii) coordination polymers, namely {[Mn2(ptptp)Cl2(H2O)3]·H2O}n (1), {[Mn(?-ptptp)3]2[Mn3(?3-Cl)]2}·2Cl·16H2O (2), {[Mn2(ptptp)(ip)2(H2O)3]·H2O}n (3), {[Mn2(ptptp)(5-CH3-ip)2(H2O)3]·H2O}n (4), {[Mn4(ptptp)(5-Br-ip)3(H2O)3]·4H2O}n (5), {[Mn2(ptptp)(Hbtc)(H2O)2]·2H2O}n (6) and {[Mn2(ptptp)(tdc)(H2O)2]·1.5H2O}n (7), have been prepared based on multidentate N-heterocyclic aromatic ligands and bridging carboxylate ligands (H2ptptp = 2-(5-{6-[5-(pyrazin-2-yl)-1H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl]pyridin-2-yl}-1H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)pyrazine; R-isophthalic acids, H2ip-R: R = -H (3), -CH3 (4), -Br (5); H3btc = trimesic acid (6); H2tdc = thiophene-2,5-dicarboxylic acid (7)), in order to further probe the multiple roles of [RMI]Br ionic liquids in the hydro/solvothermal synthesis (RMI = 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium, R = ethyl, or propyl, or butyl). The successful syntheses of complexes 2-6 suggest that in hydro/solvothermal synthesis the addition of a small amount of [RMI]Br plays a crucial role. Complex 1 exhibits single right-handed helices constructed by ptptp ligands and Mn(ii) ions. Complex 2 possesses octanuclear helicate structures in which two propeller-shaped [Mn(?-ptptp)3](4-) units embrace two [Mn3(?3-Cl)](5+) cluster cores inside. Complexes 3 and 4 are isostructural and display a 1D double chain formed by two kinds of pseudo meso-helices: (Mn-ptptp)n and (Mn-5-R-ip)n. Complex 5 has a 2D structure containing 1D Mn(ii) ion chains formed through carboxylates and [ptptp](2-)-N,N bridges. Complex 6 shows a 2D structure formed by a meso-helix (Mn-ptptp)n and the partly deprotonated Hbtc ligands. Complex 7 features a heterochiral [2 + 2] coaxially nested double-helical column formed by using the outer double-helices (Mn-ptptp)n as a template to encapsulate the inner double-helices (Mn-tdc)n with opposite orientation. All complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, single-crystal X-ray crystallography and powder X-ray diffraction. The magnetic properties of 1-7 were also investigated. PMID:26394243

  17. Water-soluble tetrapodal N, O ligands incorporating soft N-heterocycles for the selective complexation of Am(III) over Ln(III)

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    A series of four water-soluble N, O-tetrapodal ligands derived from ethylenediamine, bearing hard acetate groups and soft N-heterocycles, either pyridine or pyrazine, was developed to study the impact of the softness of N-donors on the complexation properties with trivalent f ions. Two novel ligands of enhanced soft character, bearing three pyridines (L3py) or three pyrazines (L3pz), were synthesized and the related lanthanide complexes were studied in solution. The ligand containing three pyridyl-methyl moieties L3py gives complexes with a coordination similar to EDTA, i.e. a hexa-dentate coordination mode as indicated by NMR and luminescence decays (q = 3) and stability constants in the range log ?110 = 6.99-9.3 (La-Lu). On the other hand, the softest molecule L3pz forms much less stable complexes with log ?110 = 4.0-4.4 (La-Eu). The selective back-extraction of Am(III) from organic solutions containing 4f and 5f elements was tested with the four water-soluble complexing agents. The ligand L3pz demonstrates poor stripping ability and selectivity. In contrast, the three ligands Lpy, Lpz and L3py give interesting back-extraction results with Eu/Am separation factors ranging from 36 to 46, which are significantly higher than with HEDTA. This exemplifies the role of the N-hetero-cycle softness in enhancing the separation between Am(III) and Eu(III). Interestingly, the pyrazine-based ligand, Lpz, demonstrates the best stripping properties, with a distribution factor that approaches that of HEDTA in the same conditions (DAm?0.3). This molecule is a good compromise between softness and hardness and forms complexes still stable at pH 3 due to its low basicity. (authors)

  18. N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Copper-Catalyzed Group-, Site-, and Enantioselective Allylic Substitution with a Readily Accessible Propargyl(pinacolato)boron Reagent: Utility in Stereoselective Synthesis and Mechanistic Attributes.

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    Shi, Ying; Jung, Byunghyuck; Torker, Sebastian; Hoveyda, Amir H

    2015-07-22

    The first instances of catalytic allylic substitution reactions involving a propargylic nucleophilic component are presented; reactions are facilitated by 5.0 mol % of a catalyst derived from a chiral N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) and a copper chloride salt. A silyl-containing propargylic organoboron compound, easily prepared in multigram quantities, serves as the reagent. Aryl- and heteroaryl-substituted disubstituted alkenes within allylic phosphates and those with an alkyl or a silyl group can be used. Functional groups typically sensitive to hard nucleophilic reagents are tolerated, particularly in the additions to disubstituted alkenes. Reactions may be performed on the corresponding trisubstituted alkenes, affording quaternary carbon stereogenic centers. Incorporation of the propargylic group is generally favored (vs allenyl addition; 89:11 to >98:2 selectivity); 1,5-enynes can be isolated in 75-90% yield, 87:13 to >98:2 SN2'/SN2 (branched/linear) selectivity and 83:17-99:1 enantiomeric ratio. Utility is showcased by conversion of the alkynyl group to other useful functional units (e.g., homoallenyl and Z-homoalkenyl iodide), direct access to which by other enantioselective protocols would otherwise entail longer routes. Application to stereoselective synthesis of the acyclic portion of antifungal agent plakinic acid A, containing two remotely positioned stereogenic centers, by sequential use of two different NHC-Cu-catalyzed enantioselective allylic substitution (EAS) reactions further highlights utility. Mechanistic investigations (density functional theory calculations and deuterium labeling) point to a bridging function for an alkali metal cation connecting the sulfonate anion and a substrate's phosphate group to form the branched propargyl addition products as the dominant isomers via Cu(III) ?-allyl intermediate complexes. PMID:26172476

  19. Self-assembly of copper(II) complexes with a dibasic tridentate ligand and monodentate N-heterocycles: structural, magnetic and EPR studies

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    Das, Sunirban; Pal, Samudranil

    2005-05-01

    Three ternary copper(II) complexes of general formula [Cu(bhac)(hc)], with a tridentate Schiff base, acetylacetone benzoylhydrazone (H 2bhac) and monodentate N-heterocycles (hc=pyrazole, imidazole and pyridine), have been synthesized. Elemental analysis, various forms of spectroscopy (infrared, electronic absorption and EPR), cyclic voltammetry, cryomagnetic measurements and X-ray crystallography were used for the characterization of the complexes. Analytical data, infrared and electronic spectral features and molar conductivity values are consistent with the proposed molecular formulae and the +2 oxidation state of the metal ion in these complexes. In each complex, the enolate-O, the imine-N and the deprotonated amide-O donor tridentate ligand (bhac 2-) and the sp 2 N donor heterocycle form an O 2N 2 square-plane around the metal ion. The whole molecule of none of the complexes is perfectly planar because of different orientation of the phenyl ring plane of the tridentate ligand and that of the heterocycle ring plane with respect to the plane containing rest of the molecule. In the solid state, the complexes having the pyrazole and the pyridine as the heterocyclic ligand, exist as centrosymmetric dimeric species due to very weak apical coordination of the metal bound enolate-O. The complex of imidazole has no such apical coordination and exists as a monomer. In the crystal lattice, the molecules of these complexes are involved in a variety of intermolecular non-covalent interactions such as O-H⋯O, N-H⋯O, N-H⋯N, C-H⋯? and ?⋯?. Self-assembly via these interactions lead to a one-dimensional arrangement of [Cu(bhac)(Hpyrz)]·C 2H 5OH, a two-dimensional layered structure of [Cu(bhac)(Himdz)] and a three-dimensional network of [Cu(bhac)(py)]. Cryomagnetic and EPR spectral measurements indicates weak antiferromagnetic spin-exchange in all the three complexes.

  20. Copper and Silver Carbene Complexes without Heteroatom-Stabilization: Structure, Spectroscopy, and Relativistic Effects.

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    Hussong, Matthias W; Hoffmeister, Wilhelm T; Rominger, Frank; Straub, Bernd F

    2015-08-24

    Salts of a copper and a silver carbene complex were prepared from dimesityl diazomethane, made possible by the steric shielding of the N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ancillary ligand IPr**. The mint-green complex [IPr**Ag=CMes2 ](+) [NTf2 ](-) is the first isolated silver carbene complex without heteroatom donor substituents. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction provides evidence for a predominant carbenoid character, and supports the postulation of such reactive species as intermediates in silver-catalyzed C-H activation reactions. The greenish yellow copper carbene complex [IPr**Cu=CMes2 ](+) [NTf2 ](-) has spectroscopic properties in between the isostructural silver complex and the already reported emerald green gold carbene complex. A comparison in the Group?11 series indicates that relativistic effects are responsible for the strong ??bond and the significant ??back-bonding in the gold carbene moiety. PMID:26189567

  1. The 1:1 co-crystallization of enantiomers of an arene-tethered and ortho-metallated N-heterocyclic carbene ruthenium(II) half-sandwich complex: Synthesis, structural characterization and theoretical study

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    Karab?y?k, Hasan; K?l?nçarslan, Rafet; Aygün, Muhittin; Çetinkaya, Bekir; García-Granda, Santiago

    2008-01-01

    The reaction of [RuCl 2( p-cymene)] 2 with in situ deprotonated NHC precursor 1,3-bis(biphenyl-2-yl)imidazolinium chloride was carried out in p-xylene at 140 °C to produce ?2, in which the NHC moiety acts as a tridentate C,C',C''-ligand. The complex 2 was characterized by NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallographic study. Crystallographic analysis combined with computational study regarding the compound, 1-[? 6-(2'-biphenyl)]-3-[2-phenyl-1,2-phenylene]imidazolidin-2-ylidenechlororuthenium(II), 2, reveals that its metal-centered enantiomers are co-crystallized in 1:1 ratio and NHC frame possessing a tridentate coordination mode consists of ?-donation of the carbene carbon, ? 6-arene tethering of terminal biaryl and ? 1-coordination of the biphenyl ring at 2-position. Enantiomers of the complex are packed as asymmetric dimers in solid state formed by C-H⋯Cl type weak H-bonds and C-H⋯? type interactions giving rise to asymmetric chains. Both interactions serve to stabilization of the extended structure.

  2. Well-defined indium(III)N-heterocyclic carbene complexes with triflate ligands: structural models for the In(OTf)3 catalyst.

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    Cotgreave, JH; Colclough, D; Kociok-Köhn, G; Ruggiero, G.; Frost, CG; Weller, AS

    2004-01-01

    Reaction of 1,3-dimesitylimidazolium chloride [IMesH]Cl with InMe3 results in (IMes)InMe2Cl, which on treatment with one equivalent of TMS-OTf affords (IMes)InMe2(OTf), which can be converted to the bistriflate complex (IMes)In(Me)(OTf)2 on addition of HOTf.

  3. A new two-dimensional ZnII coordination polymer constructed by a multidentate N-heterocyclic ligand and 5-carboxybenzene-1,3-dicarboxylate.

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    Huang, Qiu-Ying; Yang, Yi; Meng, Xiang-Ru

    2015-08-01

    In the coordination polymer, poly[[{?-1-[(1H-benzimidazol-2-yl)methyl]-1H-imidazole-?(2)N:N'}(?-5-carboxybenzene-1,3-dicarboxylato-?(2)O(1):O(3))zinc(II)] dimethylformamide monosolvate pentahydrate], {[Zn(C9H4O6)(C11H10N4)]·C3H7NO·5H2O}n, the Zn(II) ion is coordinated by two N atoms from two symmetry-related 1-[(1H-benzimidazol-2-yl)methyl]-1H-imidazole (bmi) ligands and two O atoms from two symmetry-related 5-carboxybenzene-1,3-dicarboxylate (Hbtc(2-)) ligands in a slightly distorted tetrahedral geometry. The Zn(II) ions are bridged by Hbtc(2-) and bmi ligands, leading to a 4-connected two-dimensional network with the topological notation (4(4).6(2)). Adjacent layers are further connected by 12 kinds of hydrogen bonds and also by ?-? interactions, resulting in a three-dimensional supramolecular architecture in the solid state. PMID:26243418

  4. Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activity of Novel Ag-N-Hetero-cyclic Carbene Complexes

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    ?lknur Özdemir

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available A series of imidazolidinium ligand precursors are metallated with Ag2O to give silver(I N-heterocyclic carbene complexes. All compounds were fully characterized by elemental analyses, 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR and IR spectroscopy techniques. All compounds studied in this work were screened for their in vitro antimicrobial activities against the standard strains: Enterococcus faecalis (ATCC 29212, Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 29213, Escherichia coli (ATCC 25922, Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 27853 and the fungi Candida albicans and Candida tropicalis. The new imidazolidin-2-ylidene silver complexes have been found to display effective antimicrobial activity against a series of bacteria and fungi.

  5. Cycloalkyl-based unsymmetrical unsaturated (U?)-NHC ligands: flexibility and dissymmetry in ruthenium-catalysed olefin metathesis.

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    Rouen, Mathieu; Borré, Etienne; Falivene, Laura; Toupet, Loic; Berthod, Mikaël; Cavallo, Luigi; Olivier-Bourbigou, Hélène; Mauduit, Marc

    2014-05-21

    Air-stable Ru-indenylidene and Hoveyda-type complexes bearing new unsymmetrical unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene (U2-NHC) ligands combining a mesityl unit and a flexible cycloalkyl moiety as N-substituents were synthesised. Structural features, chemical stabilities and catalytic profiles in olefin metathesis of this new library of cycloalkyl-based U2-NHC Ru complexes were studied and compared with their unsymmetrical saturated NHC-Ru homologues as well as a set of commercially available Ru-catalysts bearing either symmetrical SIMes or IMes NHC ligands. PMID:24647372

  6. Nickel(0)-catalyzed enantioselective annulations of alkynes and arylenoates enabled by a chiral NHC ligand: efficient access to cyclopentenones.

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    Ahlin, Joachim S E; Donets, Pavel A; Cramer, Nicolai

    2014-11-24

    Cyclopentenones are versatile structural motifs of natural products as well as reactive synthetic intermediates. The nickel-catalyzed reductive [3+2] cycloaddition of ?,?-unsaturated aromatic esters and alkynes constitutes an efficient method for their synthesis. Here, nickel(0) catalysts comprising a chiral bulky C1-symmetric N-heterocyclic carbene ligand were shown to enable an efficient asymmetric synthesis of cyclopentenones from mesityl enoates and internal alkynes under mild conditions. The bulky NHC ligand provided the cyclopentenone products in very high enantioselectivity and led to a regioselective incorporation of unsymmetrically substituted alkynes. PMID:25258104

  7. Cycloalkyl-based unsymmetrical unsaturated (U2)-NHC ligands: Flexibility and dissymmetry in ruthenium-catalysed olefin metathesis

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    Rouen, Mathieu

    2014-01-01

    Air-stable Ru-indenylidene and Hoveyda-type complexes bearing new unsymmetrical unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene (U2-NHC) ligands combining a mesityl unit and a flexible cycloalkyl moiety as N-substituents were synthesised. Structural features, chemical stabilities and catalytic profiles in olefin metathesis of this new library of cycloalkyl-based U2-NHC Ru complexes were studied and compared with their unsymmetrical saturated NHC-Ru homologues as well as a set of commercially available Ru-catalysts bearing either symmetrical SIMes or IMes NHC ligands. © 2014 the Partner Organisations.

  8. Structural diversity of late transition metal complexes with flexible tetra-NHC ligands.

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    Weiss, Daniel T; Altmann, Philipp J; Haslinger, Stefan; Jandl, Christian; Pöthig, Alexander; Cokoja, Mirza; Kühn, Fritz E

    2015-11-14

    The synthesis of copper, gold, nickel, palladium, platinum, and iron complexes with open chain tetra-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands via transmetalation using silver NHC complexes is presented. The obtained complexes show differing coordination geometries depending on both ligand structure and metal. While the complexes of the coinage metals form di- or tetranuclear structures, the group 10 metal complexes exhibit a distorted square planar coordination geometry at the metal centers. In the case of iron an enhanced flexibility of the ligand - caused by a longer alkyl bridge - leads to octahedral complexes with a sawhorse-type coordination by the tetracarbene ligand and two cis acetonitrile ligands. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first known example of a tetracarbene ligand in sawhorse-type coordination within an octahedral coordination sphere. The remaining cis-labile sites are prone to exchange reactions as shown by addition of trimethylphosphine. PMID:26216511

  9. C-H activation in Ir(III) and N-demethylation in Pt(II) complexes with mesoionic carbene ligands: examples of monometallic, homobimetallic and heterobimetallic complexes.

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    Maity, Ramananda; Tichter, Tim; van der Meer, Margarethe; Sarkar, Biprajit

    2015-11-14

    Mononuclear Pt(II) and the first dinuclear Pt(II) complexes along with a cyclometalated heterobimetallic Ir(III)/Pd(II) complex bearing mesoionic carbene donor ligands are presented starting from the same bis-triazolium salt. The mononuclear Pt(II) complex possesses a free triazole moiety which is generated from the corresponding triazolium salt through an N-demethylation reaction, whereas the mononuclear Ir(III) complex features an unreacted triazolium unit. PMID:26443200

  10. A Continuum of Progress: Applications of N-Hetereocyclic Carbene Catalysis in Total Synthesis

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    Izquierdo, Javier; Hutson, Gerri E.; Cohen, Daniel T.; Scheidt, Karl A.

    2012-01-01

    N-Heterocyclic carbene (NHC) catalyzed transformations have emerged as powerful tactics for the construction of complex molecules. Since Stetter’s report in 1975 of the total synthesis of cis-jasmon and dihydrojasmon by using carbene catalysis, the use of NHCs in total synthesis has grown rapidly, particularly over the last decade. This renaissance is undoubtedly due to the recent developments in NHC-catalyzed reactions, including new benzoin, Stetter, homoenolate, and aroylation processes. T...

  11. Ligand-controlled regiodivergent nickel-catalyzed annulation of pyridones.

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    Donets, Pavel A; Cramer, Nicolai

    2015-01-01

    The 1,6-annulated 2-pyridone motif is found in many biologically active compounds and its close relation to the indolizidine and quinolizidine alkaloid core makes it an attractive building block. A nickel-catalyzed C-H functionalization of 2-pyridones and subsequent cyclization affords 1,6-annulated 2-pyridones by selective intramolecular olefin hydroarylation. The switch between the exo- and endo-cyclization modes is controlled by two complementary sets of ligands. Irrespective of the ring size, the regioselectivity during the cyclization is under full catalyst control. Simple cyclooctadiene promotes an exo-selective cyclization, whereas a bulky N-heterocyclic carbene ligand results in an endo-selective mode. The method was further applied in the synthesis of the lupin alkaloid cytisine. PMID:25378295

  12. The influence of anionic ligands on stereoisomerism of Ru carbenes and their importance to efficiency and selectivity of catalytic olefin metathesis reactions.

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    Torker, Sebastian; Khan, R Kashif M; Hoveyda, Amir H

    2014-03-01

    Investigations detailed herein provide insight regarding the mechanism of stereochemical inversion of stereogenic-at-Ru carbene complexes through a nonolefin metathesis-based polytopal rearrangement pathway. Computational analyses (DFT) reveal that there are two key factors that generate sufficient energy barriers that are responsible for the possibility of isolation and characterization of high-energy, but kinetically stable, intermediates: (1) donor-donor interactions that involve the anionic ligands and the strongly electron donating carbene groups and (2) dipolar effects arising from the syn relationship between the anionic groups (iodide and phenoxide). We demonstrate that a Brønsted acid lowers barriers to facilitate isomerization, and that the positive influence of a proton source is the result of its ability to diminish the repulsive electronic interactions originating from the anionic ligands. The implications of the present studies regarding a more sophisticated knowledge of the role of anionic units on the efficiency of Ru-catalyzed olefin metathesis reactions are discussed. The electronic basis for the increased facility with which allylic alcohols participate in olefin metathesis processes will be presented as well. Finally, we illustrate how a better understanding of the role of anionic ligands has served as the basis for successful design of Ru-based Z-selective catalysts for alkene metathesis. PMID:24533571

  13. Experimental and Computational Studies on the Mechanism of N-Heterocycle C-H Activation by Rh(I)/PCy3

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    Wiedemann, Sean H.; Lewis, Jared C.; Ellman, Jonathan A.; Bergman, Robert G.

    2006-01-01

    Evidence is presented for a proposed mechanism of C-H activation of 3-methyl-3,4-dihydroquinazoline (1) by (PCy3)2RhCl. One intermediate (3), a coordination complex of 1 with (PCy3)2RhCl, was identified along the path to the Rh-N-heterocyclic carbene product of this reaction (2). Isotopic labeling and reaction-rate studies were used to demonstrate that C-H activation takes place intramolecularly on the reaction coordinate between 3 and 2. Computational studies corroborate the proposed mechani...

  14. Redox Non–innocence of a N–heterocyclic Nitrenium Cation Bound to a Nickel–Cyclam Core

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    Heims, Florian; Pfaff, Florian Felix; Abram, Sarah-Luise; Erik R. Farquhar; Bruschi, Maurizio; Greco, Claudio; Ray, Kallol

    2013-01-01

    The redox properties of Ni complexes bound to a new ligand [DMC–nit]+, where a N–heterocyclic nitrenium group is anchored on a 1,4,8,11–tetraazacyclotetradecane backbone, have been examined using spectroscopic and DFT methods. Ligand based [Ni(DMC–nit)]2+/+ reduction and metal based [Ni(DMC–nit)]2+/3+ oxidation processes have been established for the [Ni(DMC–nit)]+/2+/3+ redox series, which represents the first examples of nitrenium nitrogen (Nnit) bound first row transition metal complexes. ...

  15. Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Bearing Carbohydrate-Based N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

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    Keitz, Benjamin K.; Grubbs, Robert H

    2010-01-01

    Ru-based olefin metathesis catalysts containing carbohydrate-derived NHCs from glucose and galactose were synthesized and characterized by NMR spectroscopy. 2D-NMR spectroscopy revealed the presence of Ru-C (benzylidene) rotamers at RT and the rate of rotation was measured using magnetization transfer and VT-NMR spectroscopy. The catalysts were found to be effective at ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP), ring closing metathesis (RCM), cross metathesis (CM), and asymmetric ring open...

  16. Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Bearing Carbohydrate-Based N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

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    Keitz, Benjamin K.; Grubbs, Robert H.

    2010-01-01

    Ru-based olefin metathesis catalysts containing carbohydrate-derived NHCs from glucose and galactose were synthesized and characterized by NMR spectroscopy. 2D-NMR spectroscopy revealed the presence of Ru-C (benzylidene) rotamers at RT and the rate of rotation was measured using magnetization transfer and VT-NMR spectroscopy. The catalysts were found to be effective at ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP), ring closing metathesis (RCM), cross metathesis (CM), and asymmetric ring opening cross metathesis (AROCM) and showed surprising selectivity in both CM and AROCM. PMID:21603126

  17. Binuclear luminescent silver(I) - N-heterocyclic carbene complex derived from 1-picolyl-3-pyrimidylbenzimidazoliumhexaflurophosphate

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    Adhikary, Sirsendu Das; Seth, Saikat Kumar; Senapati, Manas Ranjan; Dinda, Joydev

    2013-06-01

    Starting from the novel proligand 1-picolyl-3-pyrimidylbenzimidazoliumhexaflurophosphate (1), the binuclear silver (I) complex (2) has been synthesized and both the compounds (1-2) have been characterized by different spectroscopic techniques. Finally, the solid state structure of 2 has been determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The role of non-covalent ?-? stacking interactions in stabilizing the self-assembly process appears to be of great importance in the title complex. Additional weak forces like C-H⋯? and anion⋯? interactions are also found to be operating in 2. A rare combination of these interactions in 2, of the type C-H⋯?/?⋯?/?⋯H-C and anion⋯?/?⋯?/?⋯anion, is observed, and this unusual supramolecular network is fully described here. Moreover, the proligand 1 is non-luminescent at room temperature in acetonitrile whereas complex 2 is luminescent. Closed shell d10-d10 interactions of Ag(I) is expected to be the sources of luminescence.

  18. Crystalline 1H-1,2,3-Triazol-5-ylidenes: New Stable Mesoionic Carbenes (MICs)**

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    Guisado-Barrios, Gregorio; Bouffard, Jean; Donnadieu, Bruno; Bertrand, Guy

    2010-01-01

    Until recently, the availability of neutral carbon-based ?1C ligands was limited to carbon monoxide, isocyanides, and carbenes. Compared to phosphorus-based ligands, carbenes tend to bind more strongly to metal centers, avoiding the necessity for the use of excess ligand in catalytic reactions. The corresponding complexes are often less sensitive to air and moisture, and are remarkably resistant to oxidation.[1] As the robustness of carbene complexes is largely due to the presence of strong c...

  19. Enthalpies of ligand substitution for [Mo(?5C5H5)(CO)2(NO)] – The role of ?-bonding effects in metal–ligand bond strengths

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    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Enthalpies of ligand substitution are measured for Mo(C5H5)(CO)2(NO). • Phosphines and N-heterocyclic carbenes are stronger ligands and displace CO. • Backbonding to ?? orbitals is an important part of complex stability. • FTIR studies show shifts to lower wavenumbers of ?-CO and ?-NO. • Structural studies show lengthening of the C-O and N-O bonds. - Abstract: Enthalpies of ligand substitution for [Mo(?5-C5H5)(CO)2(NO)] producing [Mo(?5-C5H5)Mo(CO)(L)(NO)] have been measured by solution calorimetry at 30 °C in THF for L = P(OMe)3 2 2Ph 3 (SIPr = 1,3-bis(2,6-bis(diisopropylphenyl)imidazolinylidene; IPr = 1,3-bis(2,6-bis(diisopropylphenyl)-imidazol-2-ylidene)). The accepting metal fragment [Mo(?5-C5H5)(CO)(NO)] has a vacant site containing strongly ?-accepting carbonyl and nitrosyl ligands and this is shown to influence the stability of the product complex. Infrared studies of both ?CO and ?NO show that metal-to-ligand backbonding increases in the order P(OMe)3 3 5-C5H5)(CO)(IPr)(NO)] and [Mo(?5-C5H5)(CO)(SIPr)(NO)] are reported

  20. Steric Maps to Evaluate the Role of Steric Hindrance on the IPr NHC Ligand

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    2013-06-01

    Density functional theory (DFT) calculations were used to predict and rationalize the effect of the modification of the structure of the prototype 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) (IPr) N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand. The modification consists in the substitution of the methyl groups of ortho isopropyl substituent with phenyl groups, and here we plan to describe how such significant changes effect the metal environment and therefore the related catalytic behaviour by simple steric maps. Bearing in mind that there is a significant structural difference between IPr and IPr* ligands, that translated in different reactivity for several olefin metathesis reactions, here by means of DFT we characterize where the NHC ligand plays a more active role and where it is a simple spectator, or at least its modification does not significantly change its catalytic role/performance. Furthermore, this communication endeavours to modify further the skeleton of the IPr NHC ligand. The optimization of these bulky new systems go to the limits of the DFT computational method.

  1. Correlations between electrochemical and spectrochemical parameters of ruthenium sulfoxides series with N-heterocyclic

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    A systematic study of Ru Cl sub(2) (DMSO) sub(2) L sub(2) derivates, where L = N-heterocyclic base is described, contributing for a best understanding of chemical behaviour and electronic structure of the ruthenium sulfoxides. The correlations between the electrochemical and the spectroscopical parameters of the serie are presented with more emphasis. (author)

  2. On the reactivity and stability of electrogenerated N-heterocyclic carbene in parent 1-butyl-3-methyl-1H-imidazolium tetrafluoroborate: Formation and use of N-heterocyclic carbene-CO2 adduct as latent catalyst

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    A simple electrolysis (under galvanostatic conditions) of the room temperature ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methyl-1H-imidazolium tetrafluoroborate, BMIm-BF4, yields, after bubbling CO2 into the catholyte, the adduct NHC-CO2. The considerable stability of this NHC-CO2 adduct, at room temperature, in the parent ionic liquid as solvent, has been compared with the one of free NHC in the same BMIm-BF4. The BMIm-BF4 solution containing NHC-CO2 adduct, suitably triggered (US irradiation or 120 °C), is able to release free NHC. The NHC-CO2 adduct usefulness has been demonstrated using it as efficient latent catalyst, in BMIm-BF4 as solvent, in the benzoin condensation and in the oxidative esterification of cinnamaldehyde with benzyl alcohol

  3. Comprehensive Thermochemistry of W-H Bonding in the Metal Hydrides CpW(CO)2(IMes)H, [CpW(CO)2(IMes)H]•+, and [CpW(CO)2(IMes)(H)2]+. Influence of an N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand on Metal Hydride Bond Energies

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    Roberts, John A.; Appel, Aaron M.; DuBois, Daniel L.; Bullock, R. Morris

    2011-09-21

    A free energy map interconnecting nine tungsten complexes has been determined based on chemical equilibria and electrochemical data in MeCN solution (T = 22 °C). Homolytic W-H bond dissociation free energies (BDFEs) are 59.3(3) kcal mol?1 for CpW(CO)2(IMes)H and 59(1) kcal mol?1 for the dihydride [CpW(CO)2(IMes)(H)2]+. For the radical cation, [CpW(CO)2(IMes)H]•+, W-H bond homolysis to generate the 16-electron cation [CpW(CO)2(IMes)]+ is followed by MeCN uptake, with free energies for these steps being 51(1) kcal mol?1 and ?16.9(5) kcal mol?1 respectively. Based on these two steps, the free energy change for conversion of [CpW(CO)2(IMes)H]•+ to [CpW(CO)2(IMes)(MeCN)]+ in MeCN is 34(1) kcal mol?1. The pKa of CpW(CO)2(IMes)H in MeCN was determined to be 31.9(1), significantly higher than the 26.6 reported for the related phosphine complex, CpW(CO)2(PMe3)H. This difference is attributed to the electron donor strength of IMes far exceeding that of PMe3. The pKa values for [CpW(CO)2(IMes)H]•+ and [CpW(CO)2(IMes)(H)2]+ were determined to be 6.3(5) and 6.3(8), much closer to the pKa values reported for the PMe3 analogs. The free energy of hydride abstraction from CpW(CO)2(IMes)H is 74(1) kcal mol?1, and the resultant [CpW(CO)2(IMes)]+ cation is significantly stabilized by binding MeCN to form [CpW(CO)2(IMes)(MeCN)]+, giving a hydride donor ability of 57(1) kcal mol?1. Electrochemical oxidation of [CpW(CO)2(IMes)]? shows a fully reversible wave (E° = ?1.65 V vs. Cp2Fe+/0 in MeCN), and CpW(CO)2(IMes)H is reversibly oxidized (E° = ?0.13(3) V) at high scan rates (800 V s?1). High pressure NMR experiments provide an estimate of ?G° = 10.3(4) kcal mol?1 for the displacement of MeCN by H2 for [CpW(CO)2(IMes)(MeCN)]+ to give [CpW(CO)2(IMes)(H)2]+.

  4. Comprehensive thermochemistry of W-H bonding in the metal hydrides CpW(CO)2(IMes)H, [CpW(CO)2(IMes)H](•+), and [CpW(CO)2(IMes)(H)2]+. Influence of an N-heterocyclic carbene ligand on metal hydride bond energies.

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    Roberts, John A S; Appel, Aaron M; DuBois, Daniel L; Bullock, R Morris

    2011-09-21

    The free energies interconnecting nine tungsten complexes have been determined from chemical equilibria and electrochemical data in MeCN solution (T = 22 °C). Homolytic W-H bond dissociation free energies are 59.3(3) kcal mol(-1) for CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)H and 59(1) kcal mol(-1) for the dihydride [CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)(H)(2)](+) (where IMes = 1,3-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene), indicating that the bonds are the same within experimental uncertainty for the neutral hydride and the cationic dihydride. For the radical cation, [CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)H](•+), W-H bond homolysis to generate the 16-electron cation [CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)](+) is followed by MeCN uptake, with free energies for these steps being 51(1) and -16.9(5) kcal mol(-1), respectively. Based on these two steps, the free energy change for the net conversion of [CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)H](•+) to [CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)(MeCN)](+) in MeCN is 34(1) kcal mol(-1), indicating a much lower bond strength for the 17-electron radical cation of the metal hydride compared to the 18-electron hydride or dihydride. The pK(a) of CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)H in MeCN was determined to be 31.9(1), significantly higher than the 26.6 reported for the related phosphine complex, CpW(CO)(2)(PMe(3))H. This difference is attributed to the electron donor strength of IMes greatly exceeding that of PMe(3). The pK(a) values for [CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)H](•+) and [CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)(H)(2)](+) were determined to be 6.3(5) and 6.3(8), much closer to the pK(a) values reported for the PMe(3) analogues. The free energy of hydride abstraction from CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)H is 74(1) kcal mol(-1), and the resultant [CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)](+) cation is significantly stabilized by binding MeCN to form [CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)(MeCN)](+), giving an effective hydride donor ability of 57(1) kcal mol(-1) in MeCN. Electrochemical oxidation of [CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)](-) is fully reversible at all observed scan rates in cyclic voltammetry experiments (E° = -1.65 V vs Cp(2)Fe(+/0) in MeCN), whereas CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)H is reversibly oxidized (E° = -0.13(3) V) only at high scan rates (800 V s(-1)). For [CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)(MeCN)](+), high-pressure NMR experiments provide an estimate of ?G° = 10.3(4) kcal mol(-1) for the displacement of MeCN by H(2) to give [CpW(CO)(2)(IMes)(H)(2)](+). PMID:21780811

  5. Bidentate NHC^pyrozolate ligands in luminescent platinum(II) complexes.

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    Naziruddin, Abbas Raja; Galstyan, Anzhela; Iordache, Adriana; Daniliuc, Constantin G; Strassert, Cristian A; De Cola, Luisa

    2015-05-14

    A bidentate C^N donor set derived from an N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) precursor linked to a trifluoromethyl (CF3) functionalized pyrazole ring is described for the first time. The ligands have been employed to prepare four new phosphorescent complexes by the coordination of platinum(II) centres bearing cyclometalated phenyl-pyridine/triazole-pyridine chelates. The electronic and steric environments of these complexes were tuned through the incorporation of suitable substituents in the phenyl-pyridine/triazole-pyridine ligands, wherein the position of the phenyl-ring substituent (a CF3 group) also directs the selective adoption of either a trans or a cis configuration between the C(NHC) and the C(phenyl) donor atoms. Molecular structures obtained by X-ray diffraction for three of the complexes confirm a distorted square-planar configuration around the platinum centre, and DFT calculations show that the substituents have a significant influence on the energies of the frontier orbitals. Moreover, a platinum(II) complex featuring the new bidentate NHC^pyrazolate ligand and a bulky adamantyl functionalized pyridine-triazole luminophore was observed to be highly emissive and exhibiting a sky-blue luminescence (?(Em) = 470 nm) with photoluminescence quantum yields as high as 50% in doped PMMA matrices. A complete photophysical investigation of all of the complexes in solution as well as in the solid state is herein reported. PMID:25616069

  6. Catalytic Asymmetric ?-Acylation of Tertiary Amines Mediated by a Dual Catalysis Mode: N-Heterocyclic Carbene and Photoredox Catalysis

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    DiRocco, Daniel A.; Rovis, Tomislav

    2012-01-01

    Cross-coupling reactions are some of the most widely utilized methods for C-C bond formation; however, the requirement for pre-activated starting materials still presents a major limitation. Methods that take direct advantage of the inherent reactivity of the C-H bond offer an efficient alternative to these methods, negating the requirement for substrate pre-activation. In this process two chemically distinct activation events culminate in the formation of the desired C-C bond with loss of H2...

  7. Dehydrogenative Coupling of Primary Alcohols To Form Esters Catalyzed by a Ruthenium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complex

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    SØlvhØj, Amanda Birgitte; Madsen, Robert

    2011-01-01

    The ruthenium complex [RuCl2(IiPr)(p-cymene)] catalyzes the direct condensation of primary alcohols into esters and lactones with the release of hydrogen gas. The reaction is most effective with linear aliphatic alcohols and 1,4-diols and is believed to proceed with a ruthenium dihydride as the catalytically active species.

  8. Pyrene-based bisazolium salts: from luminescence properties to janus-type bis-N-heterocyclic carbenes.

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    Gonell, Sergio; Poyatos, Macarena; Peris, Eduardo

    2014-07-28

    A series of pyrene-based bisazolium salts have been obtained starting from 4,5,9,10-tetrabromo-2,7-di-tert-butylpyrene. The synthetic procedure to the pyrene-bisazoliums (PBIs) reveals an unexpected behavior, as a consequence of the presence of the alkyl groups (alkyl=Me, Et, n-Pr, and n-Bu) coming from the trisalkoxyformate in the final products, instead of the expected tBu of tAmyl groups from the starting tetra-aminated pyrenes. All bisazoliums show fluorescence properties, with emissions in the range of 370-420?nm, and quantum yields ranging from 0.29 to 0.41. The PBIs were used as bis-NHC precursors in the preparation of a series of dirhodium and diiridium complexes, which have been fully characterized. The electrochemical studies on selected dimetallic complexes reveal that the electronic communication between the metals through the polyaromatic linker is negligible. PMID:24753109

  9. Enantioselective construction of quaternary N-heterocycles by palladium-catalysed decarboxylative allylic alkylation of lactams

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    Behenna, Douglas C.; Liu, Yiyang; Yurino, Taiga; Kim, Jimin; White, David E.; Virgil, Scott C.; Stoltz, Brian M.

    2012-02-01

    The enantioselective synthesis of nitrogen-containing heterocycles (N-heterocycles) represents a substantial chemical research effort and resonates across numerous disciplines, including the total synthesis of natural products and medicinal chemistry. In this Article, we describe the highly enantioselective palladium-catalysed decarboxylative allylic alkylation of readily available lactams to form 3,3-disubstituted pyrrolidinones, piperidinones, caprolactams and structurally related lactams. Given the prevalence of quaternary N-heterocycles in biologically active alkaloids and pharmaceutical agents, we envisage that our method will provide a synthetic entry into the de novo asymmetric synthesis of such structures. As an entry for these investigations we demonstrate how the described catalysis affords enantiopure quaternary lactams that intercept synthetic intermediates previously used in the synthesis of the Aspidosperma alkaloids quebrachamine and rhazinilam, but that were previously only available by chiral auxiliary approaches or as racemic mixtures.

  10. Fluorocarbon and hydrocarbon N-heterocyclic (C5-C7) imidazole-based liquid crystals.

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    Chen, Hongren; Hong, Fengying; Shao, Guang; Hang, Deyu; Zhao, Lei; Zeng, Zhuo

    2014-12-01

    By using three synthetic protocols, a series of fluorocarbon and hydrocarbon N-heterocyclic imidazole-based liquid crystals (LCs) and related imidazolium-based ionic liquid crystals (ILCs) have been prepared. The ring size of the N-heterocycle and the length of the N-terminal chain (on the imidazolium unit in the ILCs) were modified, and the influence of these structural parameters on liquid-crystal phases was investigated by means of polarizing optical microscopy (POM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). These new ILCs exhibit a disordered smectic phase (SmA), good thermal stabilities, a broad smectic phase range, a high dipole moment, relatively low melting points, but high clearing points and strong emission fluorescence relative to imidazole-based LCs. These encouraging results have led us to believe these fluorocarbon and hydrocarbon N-heterocyclic imidazole-based LCs and related imidazolium-based ILCs could be used as new liquid-crystalline materials. PMID:25256069

  11. Cyclometallated platinum(II) complexes containing NHC ligands: synthesis, characterization, photophysics and their application as emitters in OLEDs.

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    Solomatina, A I; Krupenya, D V; Gurzhiy, V V; Zlatkin, I; Pushkarev, A P; Bochkarev, M N; Besley, N A; Bichoutskaia, E; Tunik, S P

    2015-04-28

    A series of square planar [Pt(N^C)(NHC)L] complexes containing cyclometallated N^C ligands (phenylpyridine and benzoquinoline) and N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)--N^C = 2-phenylpyridine, 7,8-benzoquinoline; NHC = 1,3-dibenzylbenzimidazolium, 1,3-diethylbenzimidazolium, 1,3-dibenzylimidazolium; L = Cl, Br, -C2Ph--have been synthesized in moderate to good yields. The complexes obtained were characterized using chemical analysis, MS-ESI spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. The complexes display moderate to strong phosphorescence in solution (Q.Y. 0.3-7.9%) and in the solid state (Q.Y. 2.7-16.0%), which is related to metal modulated intraligand ?-?* transitions located at the aromatic system of cyclometallated ligands with some contribution of the MLCT excited state. Emission lifetimes fall in the range of 0.2-1.5 ?s in solution and amount up to 13 ?s in the solid state. Analysis of the spectroscopic data together with the density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) calculations clearly support this assignment and show negligible contribution of the auxiliary ligands to the emissive excited states. The compounds obtained were also used to prepare organic light emitting diode (OLED) devices, which display good luminance efficiency emitting in the green area of the visible spectrum. PMID:25482398

  12. Metallocene carbene chemistry

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    A review of chemical properties of group IV element chamfered metallocenes Cp2M (M=Ti, Zr, Hf) is presented. It is shown that specific features of their stereoelectronic structure and clearly pronounced oxophily of M metals permit using the complexes as components of reaction systems involving carbenes. The use of ruthenium carbene complexes for realizing the catalytic metathesis of lateral olefin substituents in the chamfered metallocenes is described by way of example

  13. Asymmetric hydrogenation of imines, enamines and N-heterocycles using phosphoramidite ligands

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    2010-01-01

    De asymmetrische hydrogenerings (AH) reactie vertegenwoordigt een veelzijdige, schone en atoom efficiënte methode voor de synthese van enantiozuivere verbindingen. De focus van dit onderzoek lag op de AH van imines en enamines, met name in heteroaromatische verbindingen. De reden hiervoor is dat deze structuren veelvuldig voorkomen in geneesmiddelen en fysiologisch actieve verbindingen. Dit proefschrift beschrijft het gebruik van Iridium complexen van op binol gebaseerde fosforamidiet liga...

  14. A Heteroleptic Ferrous Complex with Mesoionic Bis(1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene) Ligands: Taming the MLCT Excited State of Iron(II)

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    Liu, Yizhu; Kjær, Kasper Skov

    2015-01-01

    Strongly sigma-donating N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) have revived research interest in the catalytic chemistry of iron, and are now also starting to bring the photochemistry and photophysics of this abundant element into a new era. In this work, a heteroleptic Fe-II complex (1) was synthesized based on sequentially furnishing the Fe-II center with the benchmark 2,2-bipyridine (bpy) ligand and the more strongly sigma-donating mesoionic ligand, 4,4-bis(1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene) (btz). Complex1 was comprehensively characterized by electrochemistry, static and ultrafast spectroscopy, and quantum chemical calculations and compared to [Fe(bpy)(3)](PF6)(2) and (TBA)(2)[Fe(bpy)(CN)(4)]. Heteroleptic complex1 extends the absorption spectrum towards longer wavelengths compared to a previously synthesized homoleptic Fe-II NHC complex. The combination of the mesoionic nature of btz and the heteroleptic structure effectively destabilizes the metal-centered (MC) states relative to the triplet metal-to-ligand charge transfer ((MLCT)-M-3) state in 1, rendering it a lifetime of 13ps, the longest to date of a photochemically stable Fe-II complex. Deactivation of the (MLCT)-M-3 state is proposed to proceed via the (MC)-M-3 state that strongly couples with the singlet ground state.

  15. Cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbenes (CAACs): stable carbenes on the rise.

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    Soleilhavoup, Michèle; Bertrand, Guy

    2015-02-17

    CONSPECTUS: Carbenes are compounds that feature a divalent carbon atom with only six electrons in its valence shell. In the singlet state, they possess a lone pair of electrons and a vacant orbital and therefore exhibit Lewis acidic and Lewis basic properties, which explains their very high reactivity. Following the preparation by our group in 1988 of the first representative, a variety of stable carbenes are now available, the most popular being the cyclic diaminocarbenes. In this Account, we discuss another class of stable cyclic carbenes, namely, cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbenes (CAACs), in which one of the electronegative and ?-donor amino substituents of diaminocarbenes is replaced by a ?-donating but not ?-donating alkyl group. As a consequence, CAACs are more nucleophilic (?-donating) but also more electrophilic (?-accepting) than diaminocarbenes. Additionally, the presence of a quaternary carbon in the position ? to the carbene center provides steric environments that differentiate CAACs dramatically from all other ligands. We show that the peculiar electronic and steric properties of CAACs allow for the stabilization of unusual diamagnetic and paramagnetic main group element species. As examples, we describe the preparation of room temperature stable phosphorus derivatives in which the heteroatom is in the zero oxidation state, nucleophilic boron compounds, and phosphorus-, antimony-, boron-, silicon-, and even carbon-centered neutral and cationic radicals. CAACs are also excellent ligands for transition metal complexes. The most recent application is their use for the stabilization of paramagnetic complexes, in which the metal is often in a formal zero oxidation state. Indeed, bis(CAAC)M complexes in which the metal is gold, copper, cobalt, iron, nickel, manganese, and zinc have been isolated. Depending on the metal, the majority of spin density can reside either on the metal or on the carbene carbons and the nitrogen atoms of the CAAC ligand. In contrast to diaminocarbenes, the higher basicity of CAACs makes them poor leaving groups, and thus they cannot be used for classical organocatalysis. However, because of their superior electrophilicity and smaller singlet-triplet gap, CAACs can activate small molecules at room temperature, such as CO, H2, and P4, as well as enthalpically strong bonds, such as B-H, Si-H, N-H, and P-H. Lastly, excellent results have been obtained in palladium, ruthenium, and gold catalysis. CAAC-metal complexes are extremely thermally robust, which allows for their utilization in harsh conditions. This property has been used to perform a variety of gold-catalyzed reactions in the presence of basic amines, including ammonia and hydrazine, which usually deactivate catalysts. PMID:25515548

  16. Formation and photostability of N-heterocycles in space. I. The effect of nitrogen on the photostability of small aromatic molecules

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    Peeters, Z.; Botta, O.; Charnley, S. B.; Kisiel, Z.; Kuan, Y.-J.; Ehrenfreund, P.

    2005-04-01

    Nitrogen-containing cyclic organic molecules (N-heterocycles) play important roles in terrestrial biology, for example as the nucleobases in genetic material. It has previously been shown that nucleobases are unlikely to form and survive in interstellar and circumstellar environments. Also, they were found to be unstable against ultraviolet (UV) radiation. However, nucleobases were detected in carbonaceous meteorites, suggesting their formation and survival is possible outside the Earth. In this study, the nucleobase precursor pyrimidine and the related N-heterocycles pyridine and s-triazine were tested for UVstability. All three N-heterocycles were found to photolyse rapidly and their stability decreased with an increasing number of nitrogen atoms in the ring. The laboratory results were extrapolated to astronomically relevant environments. In the diffuse interstellar medium (ISM) these N-heterocycles in the gas phase would be destroyed in 10-100years, while in the Solar System at 1AU distance from the Sun their lifetime would not extend beyond several hours. The only environment where small N-heterocycles could survive, is in dense clouds. Pyridine and pyrimidine, but not s-triazine, could survive the average lifetime of such a cloud. The regions of circumstellar envelopes where dust attenuates the UVflux, may provide a source for the detection of N-heterocycles. We conclude that these results have important consequences for the detectability of N-heterocycles in astronomical environments.

  17. Construction of porous cationic frameworks by crosslinking polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane units with N-heterocyclic linkers

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    Chen, Guojian; Zhou, Yu; Wang, Xiaochen; Li, Jing; Xue, Shuang; Liu, Yangqing; Wang, Qian; Wang, Jun

    2015-06-01

    In fields of materials science and chemistry, ionic-type porous materials attract increasing attention due to significant ion-exchanging capacity for accessing diversified applications. Facing the fact that porous cationic materials with robust and stable frameworks are very rare, novel tactics that can create new type members are highly desired. Here we report the first family of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) based porous cationic frameworks (PCIF-n) with enriched poly(ionic liquid)-like cationic structures, tunable mesoporosities, high surface areas (up to 1,025?m2 g?1) and large pore volumes (up to 0.90?cm3 g?1). Our strategy is designing the new rigid POSS unit of octakis(chloromethyl)silsesquioxane and reacting it with the rigid N-heterocyclic cross-linkers (typically 4,4?-bipyridine) for preparing the desired porous cationic frameworks. The PCIF-n materials possess large surface area, hydrophobic and special anion-exchanging property, and thus are used as the supports for loading guest species PMo10V2O405? the resultant hybrid behaves as an efficient heterogeneous catalyst for aerobic oxidation of benzene and H2O2-mediated oxidation of cyclohexane.

  18. Magnetic properties of 1:2 mixed cobalt(II) salicylaldehyde Schiff-base complexes with pyridine ligands carrying high-spin carbenes (Scar = 2/2, 4/2, 6/2, and 8/2) in dilute frozen solutions: role of organic spin in heterospin single-molecule magnets.

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    Karasawa, Satoru; Nakano, Kimihiro; Yoshihara, Daisuke; Yamamoto, Noriko; Tanokashira, Jun-ichi; Yoshizaki, Takahito; Inagaki, Yuji; Koga, Noboru

    2014-06-01

    The 1:2 mixtures of Co(p-tolsal)2, p-tolsal = N-p-tolylsalicylideniminato, and diazo-pyridine ligands, DXpy; X = 1, 2, 3l, 3b, and 4, in MTHF solutions were irradiated at cryogenic temperature to form the corresponding 1:2 cobalt-carbene complexes Co(p-tolsal)2(CXpy)2, with Stotal = 5/2, 9/2, 13/2, 13/2, and 17/2, respectively. The resulting Co(p-tolsal)2(CXpy)2, X = 1, 2, 3l, 3b, and 4, showed magnetic behaviors characteristic of heterospin single-molecule magnets with effective activation barriers, Ueff/kB, of 40, 65, 73, 72, and 74 K, for reorientation of the magnetic moment and temperature-dependent hysteresis loops with a coercive force, Hc, of ?0, 6.2, 10, 6.5, and 9.0 kOe at 1.9 K, respectively. The relaxation times, ?Q, due to a quantum tunneling of magnetization (QTM) were estimated to be 1.6 s for Co(p-tolsal)2(C1py)2, ?2.0 × 10(3) s for Co(p-tolsal)2(C2py)2, and >10(5) s for Co(p-tolsal)2(CXpy)2; X = 3b, 3l, and 4. In heterospin complexes, organic spins, carbenes interacted with the cobalt ion to suppress the QTM pathway, and the ?Q value increased with increasing the Stotal values. PMID:24816331

  19. Mineralization of polycyclic and n-heterocyclic aromatic compounds in hydrocarbon-contaminated soils

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    The comparative mineralization of eight polycyclic aromatic compounds in five soils collected from an abandoned coal tar refinery in eastern Ohio was determined. The soils showed differences only in total extractable hydrocarbon content of the soil chemical characteristics measured. The compounds studied included five polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (phenanthrene, anthracene, pyrene, and carcinogenic benz[a]anthracene and benzo[a]pyrene) and three N-heterocyclic aromatics (9H-carbazole, and carcinogenic 7H-dibenzo[c,g]carbazole and dibenz[a,j]acridine). Mineralization was measured by serum bottle radiorespirometry. Only phenanthrene, anthracene, pyrene, benz[a]anthracene, and carbazole were mineralized in the soils after 64 d. Two of the soils with eight to 15 times the hexane -extractable hydrocarbon content consistently showed more rapid initial rates and higher overall extents of mineralization compared to the other three soils. Overall extents of mineralization ranged from 38 to 55% for phenanthrene, 10 to 60% for anthracene, 25 to 70% for pyrene, background to 40% for benz[a]anthracene, and 25 to 50% for carbazole after 64 d. Extents of mineralization by indigenous soil microbiota appear to be more dependent on the chemical characteristics of the soil and not soil total biomass and activity. Cultures capable of degrading phenanthrene, anthracene, and pyrene were obtained following enrichment techniques. A Mycobacterium sp. capable of degrading these three compounds was isolated and reintroduced into two of the soils, resulting in mineralization enhanced above that of the indigenous soil microbial population. These data indicate that the future success of bioremediation methods relies on the characterization of environmental parameters affecting microbial degradation as well as the isolation of microbial populations that can reduce toxicity in the environment

  20. Novel Synthesis of 3-Phenyl-chromen-4-ones Using N-Heterocyclic Carbene as Organocatalyst: An Efficient Domino Catalysis Type Approach

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    Mishra, Priya; Singh, Sarita; Ankit, Preyas; Fatma, Shahin; Singh, Divya; Singh, Jagdamba [Univ. of Allahabad, Allahabad (India)

    2013-04-15

    Herein is reported a simple and efficient synthesis of isoflavones starting from various substituted phenacyl bromides and salicylaldehydes in presence of NHC. The mechanism involved domino catalysis type approach with consumption and regeneration of catalyst in two catalytic cycles. This method proved to be very lucrative and gives very good yield. The method described here represents an environmentally benign alternative to classical approach.

  1. Adjusting the DNA Interaction and Anticancer Activity of Pt(II) N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes by Steric Shielding of the Trans Leaving Group.

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    Muenzner, J.K.; Rehm, T.; Biersack, B.; Casini, A.; de Graaf, I.; Worawutputtapong, P.; Noor, A.; Kempe, R.; Brabec, Viktor; Kašpárková, Jana; Schobert, R.

    2015-01-01

    Ro?. 58, ?. 15 (2015), s. 6283-6292. ISSN 0022-2623 R&D Projects: GA ?R(CZ) GA14-21053S Institutional support: RVO:68081707 Keywords : PLATINUM COMPLEXES * CANCER -CELLS * CISPLATIN Subject RIV: BO - Biophysics Impact factor: 5.447, year: 2014

  2. N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed tandem aza-benzoin/Michael reactions: on site reversal of the reactivity of N-Boc imines.

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    Wu, Ke-Jia; Li, Gong-Qiang; Li, Yi; Dai, Li-Xin; You, Shu-Li

    2011-01-01

    A tandem NHC-catalyzed aza-benzoin/Michael reaction has been developed as a method to efficiently produce dihydroindenones and pyrrolidinone-containing tricycles. The novel reaction pattern involves tert-butyl aryl(tosyl)methylcarbamates reacting as both electrophile and nucleophile on the same carbon. PMID:20953492

  3. The isolation of [Pd{OC(O)H}(H)(NHC)(PR3)] (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene) and its role in alkene and alkyne reductions using formic acid

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    2013-03-27

    The [Pd(SIPr)(PCy3)] complex efficiently promotes a tandem process involving dehydrogenation of formic acid and hydrogenation of C-C multiple bonds using H2 formed in situ. The isolation of a key catalytic hydridoformatopalladium species, [Pd{OC(O)H}(H)(IPr)(PCy 3)], is reported. The complex plays a key role in the Pd(0)-mediated formation of hydrogen from formic acid. Mechanistic and computational studies delineate the operational role of the palladium complex in this efficient tandem sequence. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

  4. Synthesis of chiral mono(N-heterocyclic carbene palladium and gold complexes with a 1,1'-biphenyl scaffold and their applications in catalysis

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    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Axially chiral mono(NHC–Pd(II and mono(NHC–Au(I complexes with one side shaped 1,1'-biphenyl backbone have been prepared from chiral 6,6'-dimethoxybiphenyl-2,2'-diamine. The complexes were characterized by X-ray crystal structure diffraction. The Pd(II complex showed good catalytic activities in the Suzuki–Miyaura and Heck–Mizoroki coupling reactions, and the (S-Au(I complexes also showed good catalytic activities in the asymmetric intramolecular hydroamination reaction to give the corresponding product in moderate ee.

  5. Nitrogen heterocyclic carbene containing pentacoordinate iron dicarbonyl as a [Fe]-hydrogenase active site model.

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    Jiang, Shuang; Zhang, Tianyong; Zhang, Xia; Zhang, Guanghui; Li, Bin

    2015-10-14

    A novel pentacoordinate mono iron dicarbonyl complex bearing a nitrogen heterocyclic carbene ligand was reported as a model of a [Fe]-hydrogenase active site, which exhibits interesting proton coupled CO binding reactivity, electro-catalytic proton reduction and catalytic transfer hydrogenation reactivity. PMID:26369379

  6. Stereolability of Chiral Ruthenium Catalysts With Frozen NHC Ligand Conformations Investigated by Dynamic-HPLC.

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    Menta, Sergio; Pierini, Marco; Cirilli, Roberto; Grisi, Fabia; Perfetto, Alessandra; Ciogli, Alessia

    2015-10-01

    The stereolability of chiral Hoveyda-Grubbs II type ruthenium complexes bearing N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands with Syn-phenyl groups on the backbone and Syn- or Anti-oriented o-tolyl N-substituents was studied by resorting to dynamic high-performance liquid chromatography (D-HPLC). A complete chromatographic picture of the involved stereoisomers (four for Anti- and two for Syn-complexes) was achieved at very low temperatures (-53°C and -40°C respectively), at which the NHC-Ru bond rotations were frozen out. Inspection of the chromatographic profiles recorded at higher temperatures revealed the presence of plateau zones between the couples of either Syn or Anti stereoisomers, attesting to the active interconversion between the eluted species. Such dynamic chromatograms were successfully simulated through procedures based on both theoretical plate and classical stochastic models. The good superimposition achieved between experimental and simulated chromatographic profiles allowed determination of the related isomerization energy barriers (?Gisom (#) ), all derived by rotation around the NHC-Ru bond. The obtained diastereomerization barriers between the Anti isomers were found in very good agreement with those previously measured by experimental nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and assessed through Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations. With the same approach, for the first time we also determined the enantiomerization barrier of the Syn isomer. Focused changes to the structure of complex Syn, studied by a molecular modeling approach, were found suitable to strongly reduce the stereolability arising from rotation around the NHC-Ru bond. Chirality 27:685-692, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:26250890

  7. Syntheses and structural characterizations of 24-membered dimetal (Mn, Ni, Fe) macrocyclic complexes and the C-S bond formation between acetylacetone and a mercapto N-heterocycle.

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    Zhang, Xiaofeng; Chen, Hui; Ma, Chengbing; Chen, Changneng; Liu, Qiutian

    2006-09-01

    An organic ligand 2,5-di(3-pentanedionylthio)-1,3,4-thiadiazole (H2L) reacts with metal (Mn, Ni, Fe) salts, resulting in 24-membered dimetal macrocyclic complexes [MnL(H2O)(dmso)](2).2dmso, [NiL(H2O)(dmf)](2).2dmf, [MnL(dmf)2]2 and [Fe2L2(solvent)2(SO4)] (solvent=dmso; H2O ; dmf). Di-manganese macrocyclic complexes [MnL(dmf)(dmso)]2 and [MnL(H2O)2](2).6H2O can also be obtained directly by aerobic assembly reaction of MnCl2, dipotassium 1,3,4-thiadiazole-2,5-dithiolate (K2tdadt) and acetylacetone (H2acac) in various solvents, accompanying a C-S bond formation between acetylacetone and the mercapto N-heterocycle. Disulfide has been considered as the intermediate in the assembly reaction. Meanwhile an assembly reaction including MnCl2, 2-mercaptobenzimidazole and H2acac has produced an organic compound 2-(3-pentanedionylthio)benzimidazole with a new C-S bond. These dimetal complexes have similar macrocyclic structures, in which solvent molecules and sulfate coordinate to the octahedral metal in trans-configuration, whereas a pair of water molecules are located in octahedral cis-positions for owing to a small steric effect. A host cavity of sufficiently large size exists in the macrocyclic structure to trap the solvent molecules and the sulfate anion. The IR spectra have been used to assign the solvent molecules trapped and the sulfate anion which is shown as a bridged bidentate ligand. Thermal analyses show the stability of the macrocyclic backbone below 200 degrees C and gradual release processes of the trapped solvent molecules. Decomposition and oxidation of the dimetal macrocycle backbone occur at 300-500 degrees C, resulting in a metal sulfate. Further decomposition led to metal oxide at 500-600 degrees C. PMID:17028714

  8. Assessing the ligand properties of 1,3-dimesitylbenzimidazol-2-ylidene in ruthenium-catalyzed olefin metathesis.

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    Borguet, Yannick; Zaragoza, Guillermo; Demonceau, Albert; Delaude, Lionel

    2013-05-28

    The deprotonation of 1,3-dimesitylbenzimidazolium tetrafluoroborate with a strong base afforded 1,3-dimesitylbenzimidazol-2-ylidene (BMes), which was further reacted in situ with rhodium or ruthenium complexes to afford three new organometallic products. The compounds [RhCl(COD)(BMes)] (COD is 1,5-cyclooctadiene) and cis-[RhCl(CO)2(BMes)] were used to probe the steric and electronic parameters of BMes. Comparison of the percentage of buried volume (%V(Bur)) and of the Tolman electronic parameter (TEP) of BMes with those determined previously for 1,3-dimesitylimidazol-2-ylidene (IMes) and 1,3-dimesitylimidazolin-2-ylidene (SIMes) revealed that the three N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) had very similar profiles. Nonetheless, changes in the hydrocarbon backbone subtly affected the stereoelectronic properties of these ligands. Accordingly, the corresponding [RuCl2(PCy3)(NHC)(=CHPh)] complexes displayed different catalytic behaviors in the ring-closing metathesis (RCM) of ?,?-dienes. In the benchmark cyclization of diethyl 2,2-diallylmalonate, the new [RuCl2(PCy3)(BMes)(=CHPh)] compound (1d) performed slightly better than the Grubbs second-generation catalyst (1a), which was in turn significantly more active than the related [RuCl2(PCy3)(IMes)(=CHPh)] initiator (1b). For the formation of a model trisubstituted cycloolefin, complex 1d ranked in-between catalyst precursors 1a and 1b, whereas in the RCM of tetrasubstituted cycloalkenes it lost its catalytic efficiency much more rapidly. PMID:22990296

  9. Coal-Tar-Sealcoated Parking Lots: "Hot spots" of PAHs and N-heterocycles to Urban Streams and Lakes Result in "Hot Moments" of Toxicity

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    Mahler, B. J.; Van Metre, P. C.; Ingersoll, C.; Kunz, J. L.

    2014-12-01

    Coal-tar (CT) sealcoat, a potent source of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and N-heterocycles, is applied to asphalt pavement of parking lots and driveways in many parts of the U.S. and Canada every 1 to 5 years. We measured the chemistry and toxicity of unfiltered runoff resulting from rain events simulated from 5 hours to 111 days after application of CT or asphalt (AS) sealcoat. PAHs and N-heterocycles were measured by GC/EIMS. Toxicity tests were done with Ceriodaphnia dubia and Pimephales promelas exposed 48 hours to undiluted and diluted (1 part runoff 9 parts control water) runoff under ambient lighting. Organisms were then transferred to fresh control water and subjected to a 4-hour pulse of ultraviolet radiation (UVR). Concentrations of 2- and 3-ringed PAHs and N-heterocycles in CT runoff, initially high (sum of 6 PAHs, 220 ?g/L; sum of 7 N-heterocycles, 904 ?g/L), decreased rapidly, whereas concentrations of 4-, 5- and 6-ringed PAHs more than doubled by 7 days after application (sum of 9 PAHs, 378 ?g/L) and remained elevated 111 days after application (sum of 9 PAHs, 283 ?g/L). Concentrations of PAHs and N-heterocycles in AS sealcoated runoff followed a similar pattern, but were ~10 times lower than those in CT runoff; concentrations in a sample of runoff from unsealed asphalt pavement were near or less than the detection limit. Organisms exposed to samples of undiluted CT-runoff collected during the 36 days following CT sealcoat application (no UVR exposure) experienced 100% mortality. Mortality (as much as 100%) of organisms exposed to the 10% dilution of CT runoff or to undiluted AS runoff occurred only with UVR; mortality of organisms exposed to the 10% solution of AS runoff and UVR was minimal. Results demonstrate that freshly CT-sealed parking lots and driveways are "hot spots" of PAH and N-heterocycle contamination and that prolonged "hot moments" of toxicity follow CT sealcoat application.

  10. Utility of Bifunctional N-Heterocyclic Phosphine (NHP)-Thioureas for Metal-Free Carbon-Phosphorus Bond Construction toward Regio- and Stereoselective Formation of Vinylphosphonates.

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    Mulla, Karimulla; Aleshire, Kyle L; Forster, Paul M; Kang, Jun Yong

    2016-01-01

    An efficient and practical protocol for completely regioselective and highly stereoselective synthesis of vinyldiazaphosphonates from N-heterocyclic phosphine (NHP) and allenes via phospha-Michael/intramolecular nucleophilic substitution reaction has been developed. This transformation enabled the synthesis of valuable densely functionalized vinyldiazaphosphonates with a ?-, ?-unsaturated ester moiety under mild reaction conditions. Synthetic utility of vinyldiazaphosphonates was demonstrated by a series of synthetic manipulations. PMID:26639442

  11. Blue-emitting dinuclear N-heterocyclic dicarbene gold(I) complex featuring a nearly unit quantum yield

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    Baron, Marco

    2012-02-06

    Dinuclear N-heterocyclic dicarbene gold(I) complexes of general formula [Au 2(RIm-Y-ImR) 2](PF 6) 2 (R = Me, Cy; Y = (CH 2) 1-4, o-xylylene, m-xylylene) have been synthesized and screened for their luminescence properties. All the complexes are weakly emissive in solution whereas in the solid state some of them show significant luminescence intensities. In particular, crystals or powders of the complex with R = Me, Y = (CH 2) 3 exhibit an intense blue emission (? max = 450 nm) with a high quantum yield (? em = 0.96). The X-ray crystal structure of this complex is characterized by a rather short intramolecular Au•••Au distance (3.272 ?). Time dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) calculations have been used to calculate the UV/vis properties of the ground state as well as of the first excited state of the complex, the latter featuring a significantly shorter Au•••Au distance. © 2012 American Chemical Society.

  12. Pyrrole PMOs, incorporating new N-heterocyclic compounds on an ethene-PMO through Diels–Alder reactions

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    The ethenylene bridges on the walls of an ethenylene-bridged periodic mesoporous organosilica were successfully modified with a variety of pyrrole derivatives – pyrrole, methylpyrrole, dimethylpyrrole, trimethylpyrrole and 1-phenylpyrrole – through Diels–Alder reactions. X-ray diffraction measurements and N2 adsorption–desorption analysis confirmed the preservation of the ordering and mesoporosity of the parent material as well as the decoration of the pores with the surface Diels–Alder adducts. Moreover, other techniques such as DRIFT, 13C and 29Si nuclear magnetic resonances revealed the formation of the surface N-heterocyclic compounds at the parent ethenylene sites. - Highlights: • Chemical modification of the double bonds on an ethene-PMO through the Diels–Alder reaction. • A family of pyrrole derivatives act as dienes in the Diels–Alder reaction. • Well-ordering and mesoporosity are retained after the post-functionalization. • N-containing compounds on the surface of ethene-PMO are present after the Diels–Alder reaction

  13. Microwave-assisted synthesis of N-heterocycles and their evaluation using an acetylcholinesterase immobilized capillary reactor

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    Diego P., Sangi; Julia L., Monteiro; Kenia L., Vanzolini; Quezia B., Cass; Marcio W., Paixão; Arlene G., Corrêa.

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Os etenoditioacetais polarizados são conhecidos como importantes intermediários em muitos processos de síntese. Neste trabalho, reporta-se a anelação livre de metal de transição de 1,1-bis(tiometil)-2-nitroetileno com hidroxilalquilaminas e alquildiaminas. Esta metodologia permite a síntese direta d [...] e N-heterociclos tais como imidazolidinas, oxazolidinas e benzoxazóis sob irradiação de micro-ondas. Estes compostos foram avaliados como inibidores da acetilcolinesterase usando um reator capilar contendo a enzima imobilizada acoplado a um espectrômetro de massas. Abstract in english Polarized ketene dithioketals have been recognized as useful building blocks in many synthetic operations. In this work, a transition-metal-free annulations of 1,1-bis(thiomethyl)-2-nitroethylene with hydroxylalkylamines or alkyldiamines have been reported. This methodology provides a directed appro [...] ach to N-heterocycles, e.g., imidazolidines, oxazolidines and benzoxazoles under microwave conditions. These compounds were evaluated as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors by using an enzyme immobilized capillary reactor-tandem mass spectrometry.

  14. Stability constants of Ni(II)- and Cu(II)-N-heterocycle complexes according to spectrophotometric data

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    Badhe, Samata; Tekade, Pradip; Bajaj, Sonal; Thakare, Shrikant

    2015-12-01

    The interaction of Ni(II) and Cu(II) with ethyl 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-6-methyl-2-oxo-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrimidine- 5-carboxylate [Ligand 1], 4-(1H-benzimidazol-2-yl)phenol [Ligand 2], and 2-(3-phenylamino- 4,5-dihydro-1,2-oxazol-5-yl)phenol [Ligand 3] have been studied by spectrophotometric technique at 0.01 M ionic strength and 28°C in 70% dioxane—water mixture. The data obtained were used to estimate the stability constant of these ligands. Spectrophotometric investigation of Ni(II) and Cu(II) complexes with these ligands shows 1: 1 complex formation. The formation of complexes has been studied by Job's variation method. The values of conditional stability constants of Cu(II) complexes are greater than the corresponding Ni(II) complexes. The greater value of stability constant of Cu(II) complexes may be due to the fact of more stable nature of Cu(II). The value of stability constant of Cu(II)—Ligand 2 complex is greater than that of Cu(II)-Ligand 1 and Cu(II)-Ligand 3. The same of Ni(II)-Ligand 3 complex is greater than that of Ni(II)-Ligand 1 and Ni(II)-Ligand 2.

  15. Amides of gold(I) diphosphines prepared from N-heterocyclic sources and their in vitro and in vivo screening for anticancer activity

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    Horvath, Ulrike E.I.; Dobrza?ska, Liliana; Strasser, Christoph E.; Bouwer, Wilna; Joone, Gisela; Jansen van Rensburg, Constance E.; Cronje, Stephanie; Raubenheimer, Helgard G.

    2012-01-01

    A series of new neutral mononuclear or dinuclear gold(I) complexes and a cyclic cationic tetranuclear amidogold(I) complex comprising of the phosphines 1,2- bis(dimethylphosphino)ethane (dmpe), ?-1,2–bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane (dppe), ?-1,3- bis(diphenylphosphino)propane (dppp), ?-1,5-bis(diphenylphosphino)pentane (dpppe), ?-1,6- bis(diphenylphosphino)hexane (dpph) or trimethylphosphine, and several N-heterocyclic ring systems (imidazolate, pyrazolate, 1,2,3-triazolate, 1,2,4...

  16. Properties and reactions of manganese methylene complexes in the gas phase. The importance of strong metal: carbene bonds for effective olefin metathesis catalysts

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    Stevens, A.E.; Beauchamp, J.L.

    1979-10-10

    In this communication the formation, properties and reactions of the gas phase carbenes MnCH/sub 2//sup +/, (CO)/sub 5/MnCH/sub 2//sup +/, and (CO)/sub 4/MnCH/sub 2//sup +/ are described. Reported results include observation of metathesis and abstraction reactions of the methylene ligand with olefins and the first experimental determination of metal-carbene bond dissociation energies. Important points are that: (a) metal-methylene bond energies are extremely strong; and (b) the Mn/sup +/-methylene bond energy is decreased substantially on addition of five carbonyls to the metal center. If the metal-carbene bond energy exceeds 100 kcal/mol, then transfer of the carbene to an olefin to give a cyclopropane or new olefin will be endothermic and thus will not compete with the metathesis reaction. In order to avoid low turnover numbers resulting from consumption of carbene intermediates, strong metal-carbene bonds are a desirable feature of practical metathesis catalysts. (DP)

  17. Cis/trans Coordination in olefin metathesis by static and molecular dynamic DFT calculations

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    Poater, Albert

    2014-05-25

    In regard to [(N-heterocyclic carbene)Ru]-based catalysts, it is still a matter of debate if the substrate binding is preferentially cis or trans to the N-heterocyclic carbene ligand. By means of static and molecular dynamic DFT calculations, a simple olefin, like ethylene, is shown to be prone to the trans binding. Bearing in mind the higher reactivity of trans isomers in olefin metathesis, this insight helps to construct small alkene substrates with increased reactivity. © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

  18. From bis(N-Alkylimidazole) to bis(NH–NHC) in rhenium carbonyl complexes

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    Huertos, Miguel A.; Pérez, Julio; Riera, Lucía

    2010-01-01

    Two birds, one stone: A deprotonation–protonation sequence using only one molar equivalent of base and acid transforms two N-alkylimidazole molecules into N-heterocyclic carbene ligands (see scheme; black?C, gray?H, green?F, blue?N, red?O, cyan?Re, yellow?S).

  19. Heterogeneous SnCl{sub 2}/SiO{sub 2} versus Homogeneous SnCl{sub 2} Acid Catalysis in the Benzo[N,N]-heterocyclic Condensation

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    Darabi, Hossein Reza; Aghapoor, Kioumars; Mohsenzadeh, Farshid; Jalali, Mohammad Reza; Talebian, Shiva; Ebadi-Nia, Leila [Nano and Organic Synthesis Lab, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Research Center of Iran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Khatamifar, Ehsan; Aghaee, Ali [Shifa Pharmed Industrial Group Co., Karaj (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2011-01-15

    The scope of homogeneous Lewis acid-catalyzed benzo[N,N]-heterocyclic condensation was expanded to include the use of various metal salts not reported in the literature and SnCl{sub 2}·2H{sub 2}O was finally selected. Among various solid supports activated with SnCl{sub 2}, heterogeneous SnCl{sub 2}/SiO{sub 2} proved to be the most effective and significantly higher conversions were achieved compared to SnCl{sub 2}·2H{sub 2}O itself. The results of TG-DTA and BET indicated that dispersed SnCl{sub 2} coordinates with surface hydroxyl groups of silica leading to formation of stable Lewis acid sites. Low catalyst loading, operational simplicity, practicability and applicability to various substrates render this eco-friendly approach as an interesting alternative to previously applied procedures.

  20. Mutagenic activity of some platinum and ruthenium complexes with N-heterocyclic ligands in salmonella typhimurium Ta 1530 and Ta 98

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    The mutagenic activity of some platinum and ruthenium complexes with 2,2'-biquinoline (b iq) and 2-(2' -pyridyl) quinoline (p q) was examined in strains of salmonella typhimurium Ta 1530 and Ta 98. The complexes cis-[Pt(Nn)X2)] (Nn=b iq, X=CI; Nn=p q, X=CI, Br), Pt3(b iq)2I6 and me r-[Ru(b iq)2CI3].2H2O exhibit significant mutagenic activity while me r-[Ru(p q)CI3(C2H5OH)], [Ru(p q)CI4]. 3a-2a and [Ru(p q) (DMSO)2CI2].0.5H2O show much weaker mutagenic activity. the platinum complexes appear to be more active via induction of frameshift than base substitution mutation while me r-[Ru(b iq)2CI3].2H2O is highly mutagenic via base substitution. (authors). 16 refs., 2 tabs

  1. A persistent (amino)(ferrocenyl)carbene†‡

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    DeHope, Alan; Mendoza-Espinosa, Daniel; Donnadieu, Bruno; Bertrand, Guy

    2011-01-01

    Deprotonation of N,N-diisopropyl-C-ferrocenylaldiminium triflate 2 cleanly leads to the corresponding 1,2-diamino-1,2-diferrocenylethene 3, the dimer of the desired (amino)(ferrocenyl)carbene. Fulvene 6, obtained by addition of the lithium salt of tetramethylcyclopentadiene to methoxyformamidinium methylsulfate 5, reacts with dicarbonylcyclopentadienylbromoiron(II), and with a mixture of FeCl2 and Cp* lithium salt, affording the corresponding tetramethylferrocenylaldiminium salt 7, and noname...

  2. Chelated Ruthenium Catalysts for Z-Selective Olefin Metathesis

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    Endo, Koji; Grubbs, Robert H.

    2011-01-01

    We report the development of ruthenium-based metathesis catalysts with chelating N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands which catalyze highly Z-selective olefin metathesis. A very simple and convenient synthetic procedure of such a catalyst has been developed. An intramolecular C-H bond activation of the NHC ligand, which is promoted by anion ligand substitution, forms the appropriate chelate for stereo- controlled olefin metathesis. PMID:21563826

  3. Chelated Ruthenium Catalysts for Z-Selective Olefin Metathesis

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    ENDO, KOJI; Grubbs, Robert H

    2011-01-01

    We report the development of ruthenium-based metathesis catalysts with chelating N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands which catalyze highly Z-selective olefin metathesis. A very simple and convenient synthetic procedure of such a catalyst has been developed. An intramolecular C-H bond activation of the NHC ligand, which is promoted by anion ligand substitution, forms the appropriate chelate for stereo- controlled olefin metathesis.

  4. Improved Ruthenium Catalysts for Z-Selective Olefin Metathesis

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    Keitz, Benjamin K.; ENDO, KOJI; Patel, Paresma R.; Herbert, Myles B.; Grubbs, Robert H

    2011-01-01

    Several new C-H activated ruthenium catalysts for Z-selective olefin metathesis have been synthesized. Both the carboxylate ligand and the aryl group of the N-heterocyclic carbene have been altered and the resulting catalysts were evaluated using a range of metathesis reactions. Substitution of bidentate with monodentate X-type ligands led to a severe attenuation of metathesis activity and selectivity, while minor differences were observed between bidentate ligands within the same family (e.g...

  5. Application of chitosan and its N-heterocyclic derivatives for preconcentration of noble metal ions and their determination using atomic absorption spectrometry.

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    Azarova, Yu A; Pestov, A V; Ustinov, A Yu; Bratskaya, S Yu

    2015-12-10

    Chitosan and its N-heterocyclic derivatives N-2-(2-pyridyl)ethylchitosan (2-PEC), N-2-(4-pyridyl) ethylchitosan (4-PEC), and N-(5-methyl-4-imidazolyl) methylchitosan (IMC) have been applied in group preconcentration of gold, platinum, and palladium for subsequent determination by atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) in solutions with high background concentrations of iron and sodium ions. It has been shown that the sorption mechanism, which was elucidated by XPS, significantly influences the sorption capacity of materials, the efficiency of metal ions elution after preconcentration, and, as a result, the accuracy of metal determination by AAS. We have shown that native chitosan was not suitable for preconcentration of Au(III), if the elution step was used as a part of the analysis scheme. The group preconcentration of Au(III), Pd(II), and Pt(IV) with subsequent quantitative elution using 0.1M HCl/1M thiourea solution was possible only on IMC and 4-PEC. Application of IMC for analysis of the national standard quartz ore sample proved that gold could be accurately determined after preconcentration/elution with the recovery above 80%. PMID:26428172

  6. Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and electronic structure of some new Cu(I) carbene complexes

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    Chinnappan Sivasankar; Christina Baskaran; Ashoka G Samuelson

    2006-05-01

    Reaction of oligomeric Cu(I) complexes [Cu{$\\mu$-S-C(=NR)(O-Ar-CH3)}]$_n$ with Lewis acids gave Cu(I) carbene complexes, which were characterized by 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy. Cu(I) carbene complexes could be directly generated from RNCS, Cu(I)-OAr and Lewis acids; this method can be used to prepare Cu(I) carbene complexes with different substitutents on the carbene carbon. The complexes were unreactive towards olefins and do not undergo cyclopropanation. Electronic structure calculations (DFT) show that the charge on the carbene carbon plays an important role in controlling the reactivity of the carbene complex.

  7. Microwave-assisted syntheses of N-heterocycles using alkenone-, alkynone- and aryl-carbonyl O-phenyl oximes: formal synthesis of neocryptolepine.

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    Portela-Cubillo, Fernando; Scott, Jackie S; Walton, John C

    2008-07-18

    This research aimed to provide a new and "clean" synthetic method that would enable both known and novel N-heterocycles to be prepared efficiently. O-Phenyl oximes were found to be excellent precursors for iminyl radicals with a variety of acceptor side chains. Dihyropyrroles were made in good yields from O-phenyl oximes containing pent-4-ene acceptors. The analogous process with a hex-5-enyl acceptor did not yield a dihydropyridine, probably because the 6-exo-trig ring closure of the iminyl radical was too slow to compete with H-atom abstraction. The iminyl radical from a precursor with a pent-4-yne type side chain underwent ring closure followed by rearrangement to afford a pyrrole derivative. Suitably substituted iminyl radicals ring closed readily onto aromatic acceptors, thus enabling several polycyclic systems to be accessed. Quinolines were made from 3-phenylpropanones via their O-phenyl oximes. Syntheses of phenanthridines starting from 2-formylbiphenyls were particularly efficient, and this approach enabled the natural product trisphaeridine to be made. Starting from 2-phenylnicotinaldehyde derivatives, ring closures of the derived iminyl radicals onto the phenyl rings yielded benzo[h][1,6]naphthyridines. Similarly, ring closure onto a phenyl ring from a benzothiophene-based iminyl yielded a benzo[b]thieno[2,3-c]quinoline. By way of contrast, iminyl radical ring closure onto pyridine rings was not observed. However, iminyl radicals did cyclize onto indoles, enabling indolopyridines to be prepared. The latter route was exploited in a short formal synthesis of neocryptolepine starting from 2-((1H-indol-3-yl)methyl)cyclohexanone. PMID:18549288

  8. Structurally Characterized Cationic Silver(I) and Ruthenium(II)carbene complexes of 1,2,3-Triazol-5-ylidenes

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    Cai, Jiajia; Yang, Xiaoping; Arumugam, Kuppuswamy; Bielawski, Christopher W.; Jonathan L. Sessler

    2011-01-01

    A novel 1,3,4-substituted 1,2,3-triazolium salt was found to function as an effective precursor for the synthesis of the first structurally characterized cationic silver(I) and ruthenium(II)carbene complexes of overall 1:2 ligand-to-metal stoichiometry. The Ag(I) complex crystallized in the form of an eight silver atom-containing cluster, whereas the Ru(II) complex proved to be a discrete species and was found to be capable of initiating the ring-opening metathesis polymerization of norbornen...

  9. Synthesis of 3-fluoro-3-aryl oxindoles: Direct enantioselective ? arylation of amides

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    Wu, Linglin

    2012-02-06

    Modus operandi: Catalytic access to the title compounds through a new asymmetric ?-arylation protocol is reported (see scheme). These products are formed in good yields and excellent enantioselectivities by using a new and easily synthesized chiral N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand. Advanced DFT calculations reveal the properties of the NHC ligand and the mode of operation of the catalyst. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  10. Exploring new generations of ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts: the reactivity of a bis-ylidene ruthenium complex by DFT

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    Poater Teixidor, Albert; Credendino, Raffaele; Slugovc, Christian; Cavallo, Luigi

    2013-01-01

    Density functional theory calculations were used to predict the behaviour of a potential novel architecture of olefin metathesis catalysts, in which one of the neutral ligands of classical Ru-based catalysts, e. g. a phosphine or an N-heterocyclic carbene, is replaced by an alkylidene group. Introduction of a second alkylidene ligand favors dissociation of the remaining phosphine and the overall energy profile for the metathesis using ethylene as the probe substrate reveals that the proposed ...

  11. The Effects of NHC-Backbone Substitution on Efficiency in Ruthenium-based Olefin Metathesis

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    Kuhn, Kevin M.; Bourg, Jean-Baptiste; Chung, Cheol K.; Virgil, Scott C; Grubbs, Robert H

    2009-01-01

    A series of ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts bearing N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands with varying degrees of backbone and N-aryl substitution have been prepared. These complexes show greater resistance to decomposition through C–H activation of the N-aryl group, resulting in increased catalyst lifetimes. This work has utilized robotic technology to examine the activity and stability of each catalyst in metathesis, providing insights into the relationship between ligand architecture ...

  12. Design and Synthesis of Ruthenium based Olefin Metathesis Catalysts

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    Singstad, Åsmund

    2010-01-01

    The present Master thesis seeks to develop new unsymmetrical ruthenium-based olefin metathesis catalysts and therein a better understanding of olefin metathesis catalysis with unsymmetrical active complexes. Such catalysts have a potential for chemoselectivity and in best case, stereoselectivity. Two different classes of catalysts, coordinated by a hemilabile amine ligand and by a novel N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand respectively, have been investigated. Two new amine-based olefin metath...

  13. Salicylaldimine Ruthenium Alkylidene Complexes: Metathesis Catalysts Tuned for Protic Solvents

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    Binder, Joseph B.; Guzei, Ilia A.; Raines, Ronald T.

    2007-01-01

    Tuning the electronic and steric environment of olefin metathesis catalysts with specialized ligands can adapt them to broader applications, including metathesis in aqueous solvents. Bidentate salicylaldimine ligands are known to stabilize ruthenium alkylidene complexes, as well as allow ring-closing metathesis in protic media. Here, we report the synthesis and characterization of exceptionally robust olefin metathesis catalysts bearing both bidentate salicylaldimine and N-heterocyclic carben...

  14. Cyclic alkyl amino carbene (CAAC) ruthenium complexes as remarkably active catalysts for ethenolysis.

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    Marx, Vanessa M; Sullivan, Alexandra H; Melaimi, Mohand; Virgil, Scott C; Keitz, Benjamin K; Weinberger, David S; Bertrand, Guy; Grubbs, Robert H

    2015-02-01

    An expanded family of ruthenium-based metathesis catalysts bearing cyclic alkyl amino carbene (CAAC) ligands was prepared. These catalysts exhibited exceptional activity in the ethenolysis of the seed-oil derivative methyl oleate. In many cases, catalyst turnover numbers (TONs) of more than 100,000 were achieved, at a catalyst loading of only 3?ppm. Remarkably, the most active catalyst system was able to achieve a TON of 340,000, at a catalyst loading of only 1?ppm. This is the first time a series of metathesis catalysts has exhibited such high performance in cross-metathesis reactions employing ethylene gas, with activities sufficient to render ethenolysis applicable to the industrial-scale production of linear ?-olefins (LAOs) and other terminal-olefin products. PMID:25522160

  15. A highly conjugated benzimidazole carbene-based ruthenium sensitizer for dye-sensitized solar cells.

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    Ho, Shih-Yu; Su, Chaochin; Li, Chung-Yen; Prabakaran, Kumaresan; Shen, Ming-Tai; Chen, Ying-Fan; Chang, Wei-Chun; Tingare, Yogesh S; Akula, Suribabu; Tsai, Sheng-Han; Li, Wen-Ren

    2013-09-01

    A new type of carbene-based ruthenium sensitizer, CB104, with a highly conjugated ancillary ligand, diphenylvinylthiophene-substituted benzimidazolepyridine, was designed and developed for dye-sensitized solar cell applications. The influence of the thiophene antenna on the performance of the cell anchored with CB104 was investigated. Compared with the dye CBTR, the conjugated thiophene in the ancillary ligand of CB104 enhanced the molar extinction coefficient of the intraligand ?-?* transition and the intensity of the lower energy metal-to-ligand charge-transfer band. However, the incident photon-to-current conversion efficiency spectrum of the cell anchored with CB104 (0.15?mM) showed a maximum of 63?% at 420?nm. The cell sensitized with the dye CB104 attained a power conversion efficiency of 7.30?%, which was lower than that of the cell with nonconjugated sensitizer CBTR (8.92?%) under the same fabrication conditions. The variation in the performance of these two dyes demonstrated that elongating the conjugated light-harvesting antenna resulted in the reduction of short-circuit photocurrent density, which might have been due to the aggregation of dye molecules. In the presence of a coabsorbate, chenodeoxycholic acid, the CB104-sensitized cell exhibited an enhanced photocurrent density and achieved a photovoltaic efficiency of 8.36?%. PMID:23832840

  16. Thermally Stable, Latent Olefin Metathesis Catalysts

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    Thomas, Renee M.; Fedorov, Alexey; Keitz, Benjamin K.; Grubbs, Robert H

    2011-01-01

    Highly thermally stable N-aryl,N-alkyl N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ruthenium catalysts were designed and synthesized for latent olefin metathesis. These catalysts showed excellent latent behavior toward metathesis reactions, whereby the complexes were inactive at ambient temperature and initiated at elevated temperatures, a challenging property to achieve with second generation catalysts. A sterically hindered N-tert-butyl substituent on the NHC ligand of the ruthenium complex was found to i...

  17. Application of Olefin Cross Metathesis in Natural Product Syntheses

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    Dewi-Wülfing, Purnama

    2005-01-01

    Olefin cross metathesis (CM) is a powerful coupling method, thanks to the development of the new catalysts bearing N-heterocyclic carbene ligand, which increased the efficiency and the selectivity of the reaction. In the first part of the dissertation, the sequential CM – reductive cyclization method was introduced, followed by its application in the syntheses of three natural products. CM between enones or enediones with allyl- or homoallylamines give exclusively E-substituted enones, which ...

  18. Comparing Ru and Fe-catalyzed olefin metathesis.

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    Poater, Albert; Chaitanya Vummaleti, Sai Vikrama; Pump, Eva; Cavallo, Luigi

    2014-08-01

    Density functional theory calculations have been used to explore the potential of Fe-based complexes with an N-heterocyclic carbene ligand, as olefin metathesis catalysts. Apart from a less endothermic reaction energy profile, a small reduction in the predicted upper energy barriers (? 2 kcal mol(-1)) is calculated in the Fe catalyzed profile with respect to the Ru catalysed profile. Overall, this study indicates that Fe-based catalysts have the potential to be very effective olefin metathesis catalysts. PMID:24821502

  19. Tandem isomerization/telomerization of long chain dienes

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    AlexeiLapkin; LauraTorrente Murciano; KingsleyCavell

    2014-01-01

    The first example of a tandem reaction involving double-bond migration in combination with telomerization is reported. Homogeneous and heterogeneous Ru catalysts were employed as isomerisation catalysts, and telomerization was realized using a homogeneous Pd(0) precursor complex with a N-heterocyclic carbene (IMes) ligand. Overall conversions approaching 60 % were achieved with the best selectivity to telomerization products of 91% attained at 11 % conversion. Conversion was markedly higher ...

  20. Heterolysis of Dihydrogen by Silver Alkoxides and Fluorides.

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    Tate, Brandon K; Nguyen, Jenna T; Bacsa, John; Sadighi, Joseph P

    2015-07-01

    Alkoxide-bridged disilver cations react with dihydrogen to form hydride-bridged cations, releasing free alcohol. Hydrogenolysis of neutral silver fluorides affords hydride-bridged disilver cations as their bifluoride salts. These reactions proceed most efficiently when the supporting ligands are expanded N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) derived from 6- and 7-membered cyclic amidinium salts. Kinetics studies show that silver fluoride hydrogenolysis is first-order in both silver and dihydrogen. PMID:26059331

  1. Synthesis of axially chiral gold complexes and their applications in asymmetric catalyses

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    Sun, Yin-wei; XU, QIN; SHI, MIN

    2013-01-01

    Several novel chiral N-heterocyclic carbene and phosphine ligands were prepared from (S)-BINOL. Moreover, their ligated Au complexes were also successfully synthesized and characterized by X-ray crystal diffraction. A weak gold-? interaction between the Au atom and the aromatic ring in these gold complexes was identified. Furthermore, we confirmed the formation of a pair of diastereomeric isomers in NHC gold complexes bearing an axially chiral binaphthyl moiety derived from the hindered rotat...

  2. The reactions of anthronylidene carbene with some heterocyclic compounds

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    The action of the anthronylidene carbene, generated by photochemical decomposition of 9-diazo 10-anthron, on four heterocyclic compounds (furan, thiophene, 1-methyl-pyrrole and 2,5-dihydrofuran) has been examined. Two classical carbene reactions have been observed: the addition on double bond (furan, thiophene, 1-methylpyrrole) and hydrogen atom abstraction of the heterocyclic compound (2,5-dihydrofuran). In the case of furan and thiophene, the cyclo-propanic compound resulting from the addition is spontaneously transformed into an ethylenic derivative by valence isomerization. The furan derivative undergoes a cis-trans isomerization, while the thiophene one undergoes an extra carbene attack. In the case of 1-methylpyrrole, the corresponding cyclo-propanic compound undergoes a ring cleavage, followed by a hydrogen atom migration leading to the formation of a substituted anthron. Only an allylic hydrogen atom selective abstraction of heterocyclic compound takes place in the reaction of anthronylidene carbene with 2,5-dihydrofuran. The asymmetrical coupling of radicals so obtained yields the corresponding substituted anthron. (author)

  3. Fundamental spectroscopic studies of carbenes and hydrocarbon radicals

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    Gottlieb, C.A.; Thaddeus, P. [Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)

    1993-12-01

    Highly reactive carbenes and carbon-chain radicals are studied at millimeter wavelengths by observing their rotational spectra. The purpose is to provide definitive spectroscopic identification, accurate spectroscopic constants in the lowest vibrational states, and reliable structures of the key intermediates in reactions leading to aromatic hydrocarbons and soot particles in combustion.

  4. Assembly and tunable luminescence of lanthanide-organic frameworks constructed from 4-(3,5-dicarboxyphenyl)pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylate ligand

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    Highlights: ? A new N-heterocycle muticarboxylate ligand 4-(3,5-dicarboxyphenyl)pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid (H4dpda) was developed. ? Several lanthanide metal–organic frameworks (Ln = Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy) and Eu/Tb mixed MOFs were synthesized. ? The ligand H4dpda can provide efficient sensitization for the lanthanide ion Tb(III) and Eu(III). ? Luminescence color of the mixed MOFs can be easily tuned by varying the molar ratios of Eu(III)/Tb(III). - Abstract: A novel N-heterocycle multicarboxylate ligand 4-(3,5-dicarboxyphenyl)pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid (H4dpda) was synthesized, and then reacted with lanthanide salts to yield a series of lanthanide metal–organic frameworks, [Ln(Hdpda)(H2O)4]·0.5(H2O) (Ln = Eu(1), Gd(2), Tb(3), Dy(4)) and [Tb1?xEux(Hdpda)(H2O)4]·0.5(H2O) (x = 0.1–10 mol%). Single crystal X-ray diffraction and powder XRD patterns confirm these MOFs are isostructural. Luminescent measurements suggest that the ligand can provide efficient sensitization for the lanthanide ion Tb(III) and Eu(III) in the mixed lanthanide MOFs. Additionally, the luminescence color of the mixed MOFs can be easily tuned from green to green–yellow, yellow, orange, red–orange and red by varying the molar ratio of Eu(III)/Tb(III).

  5. Nitrene-carbene-carbene rearrangement. Photolysis and thermolysis of tetrazolo[5,1- a ]phthalazine with formation of 1-phthalazinylnitrene, o-cyanophenylcarbene, and phenylcyanocarbene

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    Høj, Martin; Kvaskoff, David; Wentrup, Curt

    2014-01-01

    1-Azidophthalazine 9A is generated in trace amount by mild FVT of tetrazolo[5,1-a]phthalazine 9T and is observable by its absorption at 2121 cm-1 in the Ar matrix IR spectrum. Ar matrix photolysis of 9T/9A at 254 nm causes ring opening to generate two conformers of (o-cyanophenyl) diazomethane 11 (2079 and 2075 cm-1), followed by (o-cyanophenyl)carbene 312, cyanocycloheptatetraene 13, and finally cyano(phenyl)carbene 314 as evaluated by IR spectroscopy. The two carbenes 312 and 314 were observed...

  6. Carbene vs olefin products of C-H activation on ruthenium via competing alpha- and beta-H elimination.

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    Kuznetsov, Vladimir F; Abdur-Rashid, Kamaluddin; Lough, Alan J; Gusev, Dmitry G

    2006-11-01

    Bulky pincer complexes of ruthenium are capable of C-H activation and H-elimination from the pincer ligand backbone to produce mixtures of olefin and carbene products. To characterize the products and determine the mechanisms of the C-H cleavage, reactions of [RuCl(2)(p-cymene)](2) with N,N'-bis(di-tert-butylphosphino)-1,3-diaminopropane (L1) and 1,3-bis(di-tert-butylphosphinomethyl)cyclohexane (L2) were studied using a combination of X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, and DFT computational techniques. The reaction of L1 afforded a mixture of an alkylidene, a Fischer carbene, and two olefin isomers of the 16-e monohydride RuHCl[(t)Bu(2)PNHC(3)H(4)NHPBu(t)(2)] (2), whereas the reaction of L2 gave two olefin and two alkylidene isomers of 16-e RuHCl[2,6-(CH(2)PBu(t)(2))(2)C(6)H(8)] (3), all resulting from dehydrogenations of the ligand backbone of L1 and L2. The key intermediates implicated in the C-H activation reactions were identified as 14-electron paramagnetic species RuCl(PCP), where PCP = cyclometalated L1 or L2. Thus the alpha- and beta-H elimination reactions of RuCl(PCP) involved spin change and were formally spin-forbidden. Hydrogenation of 2 and 3 afforded 16-electron dihydrides RuH(2)Cl(PCP) distinguished by a large quantum exchange coupling between the hydrides. PMID:17076513

  7. A latent ruthenium based olefin metathesis catalyst with a sterically demanding NHC ligand

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    Leitgeb, Anita

    2012-01-01

    An olefin metathesis catalyst featuring a SIPr NHC and an ester chelating carbene ligand is introduced. In contrast to its previously published SIMes analogue, only the trans dichloro configurated isomer was obtained. The two counterparts are tested in various olefin metathesis reactions, revealing a striking superiority of the new complex in the cross metathesis of olefins with methyl vinyl ketone allowing for full conversion with only 500 ppm catalyst loading. © 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

  8. Crystalline Cyclic (Alkyl)(amino)carbene-tetrafluoropyridyl Radical.

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    Styra, Steffen; Melaimi, Mohand; Moore, Curtis E; Rheingold, Arnold L; Augenstein, Timo; Breher, Frank; Bertrand, Guy

    2015-06-01

    A stable cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbene (CAAC) 1 inserts into the para-CF bond of pentafluoropyridine, and after fluoride abstraction, the iminium-pyridyl adduct [3](+) was isolated. A cyclic voltammetry study shows a reversible three-state redox system involving [3](+) , [3](?) , and [3](-) . The CAAC-pyridyl radical [3](?) , obtained by reduction of [3](+) with magnesium, has been spectroscopically and crystallographically characterized. In contrast to the lack of ? communication between the CAAC and the pyridine units in cation [3](+) , the unpaired electron of [3](?) is delocalized over an extended ? system involving both heterocycles. PMID:25925367

  9. Stable P-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Scope and Limitations

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    Jason D. Masuda; Martin, David; Lyon-Saunier, Celine; Baceiredo, Antoine; Gornitzka, Heinz; Donnadieu, Bruno; Bertrand, Guy

    2007-01-01

    The conjugate acids (PHCH +s) of P-heterocyclic carbenes (PHCs) are prepared by formal [3+2] cycloaddition of a 1,3-diphosphaallyl or 1,3-phosphinophosphenium cation with various nitriles. The effect of the phosphorus substituent on the fate of the cyclization and on that of the counteranion and base in the subsequent deprotonation reaction are reported. Two PHCs that are indefinitely stable in the solid state are described. In solution, one of them, made from acetonitrile, undergoes a facile...

  10. Nitrene-carbene-carbene rearrangement. Photolysis and thermolysis of tetrazolo[5,1- a ]phthalazine with formation of 1-phthalazinylnitrene, o-cyanophenylcarbene, and phenylcyanocarbene

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    HØj, Martin; Kvaskoff, David

    2014-01-01

    1-Azidophthalazine 9A is generated in trace amount by mild FVT of tetrazolo[5,1-a]phthalazine 9T and is observable by its absorption at 2121 cm-1 in the Ar matrix IR spectrum. Ar matrix photolysis of 9T/9A at 254 nm causes ring opening to generate two conformers of (o-cyanophenyl) diazomethane 11 (2079 and 2075 cm-1), followed by (o-cyanophenyl)carbene 312, cyanocycloheptatetraene 13, and finally cyano(phenyl)carbene 314 as evaluated by IR spectroscopy. The two carbenes 312 and 314 were observed by ESR spectroscopy (D|hc = 0.5078, E|hc = 0.0236 and D|hc = 0.6488, E|hc = 0.0195 cm-1, respectively). The rearrangement of 12 â., 13 â., 14 constitutes a carbene-carbene rearrangement. 1-Phthalazinylnitrene 310 is observed by means of its UV-vis spectrum in Ar matrix following FVT of 9 above 550 C. Rearrangement to cyanophenylcarbenes also takes place on FVT of 9 as evidenced by observation of the products of ring contraction, viz., fulvenallenes and ethynylcyclopentadienes 16-18. Thus the overall rearrangement 10 ?11 ? 12 â., 13 â., 14 can be formulated. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

  11. Fischer carbene complexes with two chromium centers as potential molecular wires.

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    Metelková, R.; Tobrman, T.; Hoskovcová, I.; Ludvík, Ji?í

    Lausanne : International Society of Electrochemistry, 2014. ise142050. [Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry /65./. 31.08.2014-05.09.2014, Lausanne] Institutional support: RVO:61388955 Keywords : Fiescher carbene complexes * electron transfer * electrochemistry Subject RIV: CG - Electrochemistry

  12. Complexation of trivalent cationic lanthanides by N.O donor ligands: physico-chemical studies of the association and selectivity in solution

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    The aim of this work is to study the complexation of f-elements in solution by ligands incorporating N-heterocyclic donors. These ligands display interesting properties for the selective separation of An(III)/Ln(III) have been studied to obtain a better understanding of the coordination properties with f-elements and to develop more selective extractants. The hepta-dentate ligand tpaam shows an affinity for Ln(III) similar to the tetradentate ligand tpa in water even when the three additional amide groups are bonded to the metal. Even though the complexation with tpa is exothermic, that with tpaam is endothermic with a more positive entropy. The dehydration of the cation disfavours the formation of Ln(III) complexes with ligands containing weak donors. The analysis of the solution paramagnetic relaxation times of the tpaam complexes is in agreement with data in the solid-state. There is little difference between the formation constants of the Ln3+ complexes with different ligands (tpaam, tpzen, tpa and tpza) as determined by UV-vis spectrophotometry in anhydrous acetonitrile. The limitations encountered during this study are intrinsic to the ligands studied. The preliminary study of two tetrapodal ligands containing acid and pyridine groups (Lpy)or pyrazine (Lpz) show the formation of 1:1 complexes in water. Analysis of the formation constants of the corresponding Gd(III) complexes shows that replacement of a pyridine group by pyrazine result in a loss of stability of 1.6 logarithmic units. (author)

  13. Protonolysis of a Ruthenium-Carbene Bond and Applications in Olefin Metathesis

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    Keitz, Benjamin K.; Bouffard, Jean; Bertrand, Guy; Grubbs, Robert H.

    2011-01-01

    The synthesis of a ruthenium complex containing an N-heterocylic carbene (NHC) and a mesoionic carbene (MIC) is described wherein addition of a Brønsted acid results in protonolysis of the Ru-MIC bond to generate an extremely active metathesis catalyst. Mechanistic studies implicate a rate-determining protonation step to generate the metathesis active species. The NHC/MIC catalyst was found to have activity exceeding current commercial ruthenium catalysts. PMID:21574621

  14. Protonolysis of a Ruthenium-Carbene Bond and Applications in Olefin Metathesis

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    Keitz, Benjamin K.; Bouffard, Jean; Bertrand, Guy; Grubbs, Robert H

    2011-01-01

    The synthesis of a ruthenium complex containing an N-heterocylic carbene (NHC) and a mesoionic carbene (MIC) is described wherein addition of a Brønsted acid results in protonolysis of the Ru-MIC bond to generate an extremely active metathesis catalyst. Mechanistic studies implicate a rate-determining protonation step to generate the metathesis active species. The NHC/MIC catalyst was found to have activity exceeding current commercial ruthenium catalysts.

  15. Generation of Rhodium(I) Carbenes from Ynamides and Their Reactions with Alkynes and Alkenes

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    Liu, Renhe; Winston-McPherson, Gabrielle N.; Yang, Zhong-Yue; Zhou, Xin; Song, Wangze; Ilia A. Guzei; Xu, Xiufang; Tang, Weiping

    2013-01-01

    Rh(I) carbenes were conveniently generated from readily available ynamides. These metal carbene intermediates could undergo metathesis with electron-rich or neutral alkynes to afford 2-oxo-pyrrolidines or be trapped by tethered alkenes to yield 3-azabicyclo[3.1.0]hexanes, a common skeleton in numerous bioactive pharmaceuticals. Although the scope of the former is limited, the latter reaction tolerates various substituted alkenes.

  16. Copper(I) complexes of mesoionic carbene: structural characterization and catalytic hydrosilylation reactions.

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    Hohloch, Stephan; Duecker, Fenja Leena; van der Meer, Margarethe; Sarkar, Biprajit

    2015-01-01

    Two series of different Cu(I)-complexes of "click" derived mesoionic carbenes are reported. Halide complexes of the type (MIC)CuI (with MIC = 1,4-(2,6-diisopropyl)-phenyl-3-methyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene (for 1b), 1-benzyl-3-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene (for 1c)) and cationic complexes of the general formula [Cu(MIC)2]X (with MIC =1,4-dimesityl-3-methyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene, X = CuI2- (for 2á), 1,4-dimesityl-3-methyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene, X = BF4- (for 2a), 1,4-(2,6-diisopropyl)phenyl-3-methyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene, X = BF4- (for 2b), 1-benzyl-3-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene, X = BF4- (for 2c)) have been prepared from CuI or [Cu(CH3CN)4](BF4) and the corresponding ligands, respectively. All complexes were characterized by elemental analysis and standard spectroscopic methods. Complexes 2á and 1b were studied by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Structural analysis revealed 2á to adopt a cationic form as [Cu(MIC)2](CuI2) and comparison of the NMR spectra of 2á and 2a confirmed this conformation in solution. In contrast, after crystallization complex 1b was found to adopt the desired neutral form. All complexes were tested for the reduction of cyclohexanone under hydrosilylation condition at elevated temperatures. These complexes were found to be efficient catalysts for this reaction. 2c was also found to catalyze this reaction at room temperature. Mechanistic studies have been carried out as well. PMID:25911966

  17. Copper(I Complexes of Mesoionic Carbene: Structural Characterization and Catalytic Hydrosilylation Reactions

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Two series of different Cu(I-complexes of “click” derived mesoionic carbenes are reported. Halide complexes of the type (MICCuI (with MIC = 1,4-(2,6-diisopropyl-phenyl-3-methyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene (for 1b, 1-benzyl-3-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene (for 1c and cationic complexes of the general formula [Cu(MIC2]X (with MIC =1,4-dimesityl-3-methyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene, X = CuI2? (for 2á, 1,4-dimesityl-3-methyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene, X = BF4? (for 2a, 1,4-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl-3-methyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene, X = BF4? (for 2b, 1-benzyl-3-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene, X = BF4? (for 2c have been prepared from CuI or [Cu(CH3CN4](BF4 and the corresponding ligands, respectively. All complexes were characterized by elemental analysis and standard spectroscopic methods. Complexes 2á and 1b were studied by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Structural analysis revealed 2á to adopt a cationic form as [Cu(MIC2](CuI2 and comparison of the NMR spectra of 2á and 2a confirmed this conformation in solution. In contrast, after crystallization complex 1b was found to adopt the desired neutral form. All complexes were tested for the reduction of cyclohexanone under hydrosilylation condition at elevated temperatures. These complexes were found to be efficient catalysts for this reaction. 2c was also found to catalyze this reaction at room temperature. Mechanistic studies have been carried out as well.

  18. Exploring new generations of ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts: the reactivity of a bis-ylidene ruthenium complex by DFT.

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    Poater, Albert; Credendino, Raffaele; Slugovc, Christian; Cavallo, Luigi

    2013-05-28

    Density functional theory calculations were used to predict the behaviour of a potential novel architecture of olefin metathesis catalysts, in which one of the neutral ligands of classical Ru-based catalysts, e.g. a phosphine or an N-heterocyclic carbene, is replaced by an alkylidene group. Introduction of a second alkylidene ligand favors dissociation of the remaining phosphine and the overall energy profile for the metathesis using ethylene as the probe substrate reveals that the proposed bis-alkylidene complexes might match the requirements of a good performing olefin metathesis catalyst. PMID:23426093

  19. Exploring new generations of ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts: The reactivity of a bis-ylidene ruthenium complex by DFT

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    Poater, Albert

    2013-01-01

    Density functional theory calculations were used to predict the behaviour of a potential novel architecture of olefin metathesis catalysts, in which one of the neutral ligands of classical Ru-based catalysts, e.g. a phosphine or an N-heterocyclic carbene, is replaced by an alkylidene group. Introduction of a second alkylidene ligand favors dissociation of the remaining phosphine and the overall energy profile for the metathesis using ethylene as the probe substrate reveals that the proposed bis-alkylidene complexes might match the requirements of a good performing olefin metathesis catalyst. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

  20. The reactivity game: theoretical predictions for heavy atom tunneling in adamantyl and related carbenes.

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    Kozuch, S

    2014-05-01

    The possibility of carbon atom tunneling at cryogenic temperatures for carbene-based ring expansion of adamantane analogues calls for a delicate balance of reactivity to experimentally detect the transpiring reaction. An overly reactive carbene will precipitously decay; an excessively stable carbene will not tunnel. Nevertheless, the factors that affect the quantum-mechanical tunneling (QMT) reactivity - mass, barrier height and width - are strikingly different from the classical "over the barrier" thermal mechanism. Herein, comparisons with experimental values and predictions on measurable rate constants for novel carbene systems are presented by way of small curvature tunneling (SCT) computations. Adamantane, noradamantane and bisnoradamantane have a significantly different C-C bond strain and reactivity, which can be modulated by tinkering with the carbene substituent atom (H, Cl or F) to obtain an observable lifetime of the reactant. The influence of barrier heights and widths, kinetic isotope effects (KIEs), the detection of the tunneling-determining atoms (TDA) and the comparisons with hydrogen-based reactions are discussed with the objective of finding the physical limits for QMT. PMID:24590008

  1. Toward New Organometallic Architectures: Synthesis of Carbene-Centered Rhodium and Palladium Bisphosphine Complexes. Stability and Reactivity of [PC(BIm)PRh(L)][PF6] Pincers.

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    Plikhta, Andriy; Pöthig, Alexander; Herdtweck, Eberhardt; Rieger, Bernhard

    2015-10-01

    In this article, we report the synthesis of a tridentate carbene-centered bisphosphine ligand precursor and its complexes. The developed four-step synthetic strategy of a new PC(BIm)P pincer ligand represents the derivatization of benzimidazole in the first and third positions by (diphenylphosphoryl)methylene synthone, followed by phosphine deprotection and subsequent insertion of a noncoordinating anion. The obtained ligand precursor undergoes complexation, with PdCl2 and [?-OCH3Rh(COD)]2 smoothly forming the target organometallics [PC(BIm)PPdCl][PF6] and [PC(BIm)PRh(L)][PF6] under mild hydrogenation conditions. A more detailed study of the rhodium complexes [PC(BIm)PRh(L)][PF6] reveals significant thermal stability of the PC(BIm)PRh moiety in the solid state as well as in solution. The chemical behavior of 1,3-bis(diphenylphosphinomethylene)benzimidazol-2-ylrhodium acetonitrile hexafluorophosphate has been screened under decarbonylation, hydrogenation, and hydroboration reaction conditions. Thus, the PC(BIm)PRh(I) complex is a sufficiently stable compound, with the potential to be applied in catalysis. PMID:26390389

  2. Chemical functionalization of graphene by carbene cycloaddition: A density functional theory study

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    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • The reaction process of graphene functionalization with CCl2 group in atomic scales was studied. • The potential candidate carbenes CR2 (R = H, F, CN, NO20, NO290, CH3, OCH3, CCH, C6H5) were separately combined with graphene. • The functionalization of graphene nanoribbon with dichlorocarbene group was investigated. • The electronic properties of graphene functionalized by carbene groups were discussed. - Abstract: In this work, we have systematically studied the structural, energetic and electronic properties of graphene functionalized with carbene groups by using density functional theory. Introducing a low concentration of CCl2 group in graphene was studied in detail by DFT, and closed cyclopropane-like three-membered ring structure was formed, meanwhile, the potential candidate carbene groups CR2 (R = H, F, CH3, CN, NO2, OCH3, CCH, C6H5) were added to graphene sheet, and CR2 (R = H, NO2, CH3) groups were expected to be good reactive species to covalently modify graphene. The graphene functionalization with carbene groups above can open graphene's band gap. More CCl2 molecules were added to graphene, and different concentrations of CCl2 group can tune graphene's band gap. In addition, the addition of CCl2 group to graphene edges was investigated, and the stronger binding energy was found. Multiple CCl2 molecules preferred to be bound with the same edge of graphene nanoribbon. This work provides an insight into the detailed molecular mechanism of graphene functionalization with carbene groups

  3. The activation mechanism of Fe-based olefin metathesis catalysts

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    Poater, Albert; Pump, Eva; Vummaleti, Sai Vikrama Chaitanya; Cavallo, Luigi

    2014-08-01

    Density functional theory calculations have been used to describe the first turnover for olefin metathesis reaction of a homogenous Fe-based catalyst bearing a N-heterocyclic carbene ligand with methoxyethene as a substrate. Equal to conventional Ru-based catalysts, the activation of its Fe congener occurs through a dissociative mechanism, however with a more exothermic reaction energy profile. Predicted upper energy barriers were calculated to be on average ?2 kcal/mol more beneficial for Fe catalyzed metathesis. Overall, this present computational study emphasises on advantages of Fe-based metathesis and gives a potential recipe for the design of an efficient Fe-based olefin metathesis catalysts.

  4. Hybrid ruthenium ROMP catalysts based on an engineered variant of ?-barrel protein FhuA ?CVF(tev) : effect of spacer length.

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    Sauer, Daniel F; Bocola, Marco; Broglia, Claudio; Arlt, Marcus; Zhu, Lei-Lei; Brocker, Melanie; Schwaneberg, Ulrich; Okuda, Jun

    2015-01-01

    A biohybrid ring-opening olefin metathesis polymerization catalyst based on the reengineered ?-barrel protein FhuA ?CVF(tev) was chemically modified with respect to the covalently anchored Grubbs-Hoveyda type catalyst. Shortening of the spacer (1,3-propanediyl to methylene) between the N-heterocyclic carbene ligand and the cysteine site 545 increased the ROMP activity toward a water-soluble 7-oxanorbornene derivative. The cis/trans ratio of the double bond in the polymer was influenced by the hybrid catalyst. PMID:25425216

  5. Comparing Ru and Fe-catalyzed olefin metathesis

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    Poater, Albert

    2014-01-01

    Density functional theory calculations have been used to explore the potential of Fe-based complexes with an N-heterocyclic carbene ligand, as olefin metathesis catalysts. Apart from a less endothermic reaction energy profile, a small reduction in the predicted upper energy barriers (? 2 kcal mol -1) is calculated in the Fe catalyzed profile with respect to the Ru catalysed profile. Overall, this study indicates that Fe-based catalysts have the potential to be very effective olefin metathesis catalysts. This journal is © the Partner Organisations 2014.

  6. Palladation of diimidazolium salts at the C4 position: access to remarkably electron-rich palladium(II) centers

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    Heckenroth, Marion; Kluser, Evelyne; Neels, Antonia; Albrecht, Martin

    2008-01-01

    Palladation of C2-protected diimidazolium salts with Pd(OAc)? afforded complexes comprising C4-bound N-heterocyclic dicarbene ligands. The reactivity of these complexes towards Lewis acids (AgBF?, AgOAc) and Brønsted acids (H?SO?, H?PO?, HOAc) revealed that abnormal C4 bonding of the carbenes markedly increases the nucleophilicity of the coordinated palladium center as compared to C2 bonding. Despite its formal +2 charge, the palladium center in these complexes is best described as a Lewis ba...

  7. A highly efficient catalyst for selective oxidative scission of olefins to aldehydes: abnormal-NHC-Ru(II) complex in oxidation chemistry.

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    Daw, Prosenjit; Petakamsetty, Ramu; Sarbajna, Abir; Laha, Siladitya; Ramapanicker, Ramesh; Bera, Jitendra K

    2014-10-01

    The utility and selectivity of the catalyst [Ru(COD)(L(1))Br2] (1) bearing a fused ?-conjugated imidazo[1,2-a][1,8]naphthyridine-based abnormal N-heterocyclic carbene ligand L(1) is demonstrated toward selective oxidation of C?C bonds to aldehydes and C?C bonds to ?-diketones in an EtOAc/CH3CN/H2O solvent mixture at room temperature using a wide range of substrates, including highly functionalized sugar- and amino acid-derived compounds. PMID:25237828

  8. Tandem isomerization/telomerization of long chain dienes

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    Torrente-Murciano, Laura; Nielsen, David J.; Cavell, Kingsley J.; Lapkin, Alexei A.

    2014-01-01

    The first example of a tandem reaction involving double-bond migration in combination with telomerization is reported. Homogeneous and heterogeneous Ru catalysts were employed as isomerization catalysts, and telomerization was realized using a homogeneous Pd(0) precursor complex with a N-heterocyclic carbene (IMes) ligand. Overall conversions approaching 60% were achieved with the best selectivity to telomerization products of 91% attained at 11% conversion. Conversion was markedly higher in the presence of longer-chain alcohol (1-butanol) as the nucleophile (telogen). PMID:24982855

  9. Highvalent and organometallic technetium and rhenium compounds

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    Diagnostic methods in nuclear medicine allow a detailed description of morphological organ structures and their function. The beta emitting isotope Tc-99 has optimal physical properties (140 keV gamma rays, half-life 6 h) and is therefore used for radiopharmaceuticals. The thesis is concerned with the search for new technetium complexes and their reproducible production. The (TcO3) core is of main interest. The second part of the thesis deals with organometallic technetium and rhenium complexes with carbonyl ligands and N-heterocyclic carbenes that show stability in aerobic aqueous solutions.

  10. Abstraction of methyl from neutral Fischer-type carbene complexes: A new site for nucleophilic attack

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    Toomey, L.M.; Atwood, J.D. [State Univ. of New York, Buffalo, NY (United States)

    1997-02-04

    Reactions of Fischer-type carbene complexes, M(CO){sub 5}(C(OMe)pH) (M = Cr, W), with metal carbonyl anions (M`{sup -} = CpFe(CO){sub 2}{sup -@}, Re(CO){sub 5}{sup -}, Mn(CO){sub 4}PPh{sub 3}{sup -}, Co(CO){sub 3}PPh{sub 3}{sup -}, Cp{sup *}Cr(CO){sub 3}{sup -}, CpMo(CO){sub 3}{sup -}) result in demethylation of the carbene complexes. The products are M(CO){sub 5}C(O)Ph{sup -} and M`-Me, characterized by infrared and NMR spectroscopy. A slower rate for reaction with W(CO){sub 5}(C(OEt)Ph) in comparison to the methyl analogue is consistent with nucleophilic attack of the metal carbonyl anion on the methyl of the methoxy group of the carbene. This is a new type of nucleophilic attack of a Fischer-type carbene. 22 refs., 1 fig., 1 tab.

  11. Mesoionic Carbene-Gold(I) Catalyzed Bis-Hydrohydrazination of Alkynes with Parent Hydrazine.

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    Tolentino, Daniel R; Jin, Liqun; Melaimi, Mohand; Bertrand, Guy

    2015-10-01

    A novel synthetic route gives access to mesoionic carbene and cyclopropenylidene supported gold chloride complexes. The corresponding cationic MIC-gold complex obtained by chloride abstraction allows for the first transition metal-catalyzed functionalization of both nitrogens of parent hydrazine. PMID:25597889

  12. Carbene formation upon reactive dissolution of metal oxides in imidazolium ionic liquids.

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    Wellens, Sil; Brooks, Neil R; Thijs, Ben; Meervelt, Luc Van; Binnemans, Koen

    2014-03-01

    Metal oxides were found to dissolve in different imidazolium ionic liquids with a hydrogen atom in the C2 position of the imidazolium ring, but not if a methyl substituent was present in the C2 position. The crystal structure of the product that crystallised from an ionic liquid containing dissolved silver(i) oxide showed that this was a silver(i) carbene complex. The presence of carbenes in solution was proven by (13)C NMR spectroscopy and the reactions were also monitored by Raman spectroscopy. The dissolution of other metal oxides, namely copper(ii) oxide, zinc(ii) oxide and nickel(ii) oxide, was also studied in imidazolium ionic liquids and it was found that stable zinc(ii) carbenes were formed in solution, but these did not crystallise under the given experimental conditions. A crystalline nickel(ii) carbene complex could be obtained from a solution of nickel(ii) chloride dissolved in a mixture of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium and 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate. PMID:24390601

  13. A correlation between redox behaviour of Fischer-type carbene complexes and their structure and reactivity.

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    Hoskovcová, I.; Dvo?ák, D.; Ludvík, Ji?í; Záliš, Stanislav

    Bratislava : Slovak Technical University Press, 2007 - (Melník, M.; Šima, J.; Tatarko, M.), s. 1-15 R&D Projects: GA ?R GA203/04/0487 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40400503 Keywords : Fischer-type carbene complexes * correlation * electrochemical measurements Subject RIV: CG - Electrochemistry

  14. Efficient Removal of Ruthenium Byproducts from Olefin Metathesis Products by Simple Aqueous Extraction

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    Hong, Soon Hyeok; Grubbs, Robert H.

    2008-01-01

    Simple aqueous extraction removed ruthenium byproducts efficiently from ring-closing metathesis (RCM) reactions catalyzed by a PEG-supported N-heterocyclic carbene-based ruthenium complex. PMID:17428062

  15. Synthesis of Heavy Fluorous Ruthenium Metathesis Catalysts Using the Stereoselective Addition of Polyfluoroalkyllithium to Sterically Hindered Diimines.

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    Hošek, J.; Rybá?ková, M.; ?ejka, J.; Cva?ka, Josef; Kví?ala, J.

    2015-01-01

    Ro?. 34, ?. 13 (2015), s. 3327-3334. ISSN 0276-7333 Institutional support: RVO:61388963 Keywords : ring-closing metathesis * form tetrasubstituted olefins * N-heterocyclic carbene Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry Impact factor: 4.126, year: 2014

  16. Gold(I)-Catalyzed Hydration of Allenes

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    Zhang, Zhibin; Du Lee, Seong; Fisher, Aaron S.; Widenhoefer, Ross A.

    2009-01-01

    A gold(I) N-heterocyclic carbene complex catalyzes the intermolecular hydration of allenes to form allylic alcohols in modest yield with selective delivery of water to the terminal carbon atoms of the allenyl moiety.

  17. Stable Cyclic Carbenes and Related Species beyond Diaminocarbenes

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    Melaimi, Mohand; Soleilhavoup, Michèle; Bertrand, Guy

    2010-01-01

    The success of homogeneous catalysis can be attributed largely to the development of a diverse range of ligand frameworks that have been used to tune the behavior of various systems. Spectacular results in this area have been achieved using cyclic diaminocarbenes (NHCs) as a result of their strong ?-donor properties. Although it is possible to cursorily tune the structure of NHCs, any diversity is still far from matching their phosphorus-based counterparts, which is one of the great strengths...

  18. Unusual solvation through both p-orbital lobes of a carbene carbon

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    Hadad, C. Z.; Jenkins, Samantha; Flórez, Elizabeth

    2015-03-01

    As a result of a configurational space search done to explain the experimental evidence of transient specific solvation of singlet fluorocarbene amide with tetrahydrofuran, we found that the most stable structures consist in a group in which each oxygen of two tetrahydrofuran molecules act as electron donor to its respective empty p-orbital lobe of the carbene carbon atom, located at each side of the carbene molecular plane. This kind of species, which to our knowledge has not been reported before, explains very well the particular experimental characteristics observed for the transient solvation of this system. We postulate that the simultaneous interaction to both p-orbital lobes seems to confer a special stability to the solvation complexes, because this situation moves away the systems from the proximity of the corresponding transition states for the ylide products. Additionally, we present an analysis of other solvation complexes and a study of the nature of the involved interactions.

  19. Supported ruthenium-carbene catalyst on ionic magnetic nanoparticles for olefin metathesis.

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    Chen, Shu-Wei; Zhang, Zhi-Cheng; Ma, Miaofeng; Zhong, Chong-Min; Lee, Sang-gi

    2014-10-01

    The Grubbs-Hoveyda ruthenium-carbene complex has been covalently immobilized on ionic magnetic nanoparticles utilizing an imidazolium salt linker. The supported catalyst exhibited excellent catalytic activity for ring-closing metathesis (RCM) and cross-metathesis (CM) in the presence of less than 1 mol % of ruthenium. The catalysts can easily be recovered magnetically and reused up to seven times with minimal leaching of ruthenium species. PMID:25215600

  20. Towards New Generations of Metathesis Metal-Carbene Pre-catalysts

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    Allaert, Bart; Dieltiens, Nicolai; Stevens, Chris; Drozdzak, Renata; Dragutan, Ileana; Dragutan, Valerian; Verpoort, Francis

    : A short general introduction combined with some historical milestones in the field of olefin metathesis is presented followed by an overview of recent representatives of metal carbene initiators. This paper attempts to relief the many superb contributions and overwhelming work invested in intelligent design and innovative synthesis in this area. Despites of recent advances there is still a great interest in the generation of new, better performing, and more environment friendly metathesis.

  1. Fischer carbene catalysis of alkynol cycloisomerization: Application to the synthesis of the altromycin B disaccharide

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    Koo, BonSuk

    2015-01-01

    The tungsten-catalyzed cycloisomerization of alkynyl alcohols can be conducted without using photochemistry, using a stable tungsten Fischer carbene as the precatalyst for this transformation. A variety of alkynyl alcohols undergo cycloisomerization under these conditions to provide endocyclic enol ethers of 5, 6, and 7-membered ring sizes. The utility of this method is further demonstrated in the stereoselective synthesis of the disaccharide substructure of altromycin B. PMID:17385878

  2. DFT STUDY ON THE MECHANISM OF THE ADDITION REACTION BETWEEN CARBENE AND GLYCINE

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    XIAOJUN, TAN; WEIHUA, WANG; PING, LI; JINSONG, GU; GUORONG, WANG; DANGSHENG, WANG; TAO, LI.

    Full Text Available The mechanism of addition reaction between the singlet carbene and glycine has been investigated at the B3LYP/6-311+G* level of theory, including geometry optimization and vibrational analysis for the involved stationary points on the potential energy surface. Computational results suggest that ther [...] e are two reaction pathways (1) and (2) during the addition process. In the pathway (1), carbene attacks the C=O bond from the H¹C¹C² side of glycine to form an intermediate (IM1), which is a barrier-free exothermic reaction. Then, IM1 isomerizes to a product (Pro1) via a transition state (TS1) with a potential barrier of 25.7 kJ/mol. Similarly, in the pathway (2), carbene attacks the C=O bond from the H²C¹C² side of glycine to form an intermediate IM2. Subsequently, IM2 isomerizes to Pro2 via TS2, where the Pro2 and Pro1 are enantiomers actually. The calculated potential barrier of 51.3 kJ/mol is higher than that of the pathway (1). Correspondingly, the reaction energy for the both pathways is -258.5 kJ/mol. Additionally, the atoms in molecules (AIM) theory has also been performed to characterize the bonding interaction and structural features for the addition reaction.

  3. Improved Ruthenium Catalysts for Z-Selective Olefin Metathesis

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    Keitz, Benjamin K.; Endo, Koji; Patel, Paresma R.; Herbert, Myles B.; Grubbs, Robert H.

    2011-01-01

    Several new C-H activated ruthenium catalysts for Z-selective olefin metathesis have been synthesized. Both the carboxylate ligand and the aryl group of the N-heterocyclic carbene have been altered and the resulting catalysts were evaluated using a range of metathesis reactions. Substitution of bidentate with monodentate X-type ligands led to a severe attenuation of metathesis activity and selectivity, while minor differences were observed between bidentate ligands within the same family (e.g. carboxylates). The use of nitrato-type ligands, in place of carboxylates, afforded a significant improvement in metathesis activity and selectivity. With these catalysts, turnover numbers approaching 1000 were possible for a variety of cross-metathesis reactions, including the synthesis of industrially-relevant products. PMID:22097946

  4. Making oxidation potentials predictable: coordination of additives applied to the electronic fine tuning of an iron(II) complex.

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    Haslinger, Stefan; Kück, Jens W; Hahn, Eva M; Cokoja, Mirza; Pöthig, Alexander; Basset, Jean-Marie; Kühn, Fritz E

    2014-11-01

    This work examines the impact of axially coordinating additives on the electronic structure of a bioinspired octahedral low-spin iron(II) N-heterocyclic carbene (Fe-NHC) complex. Bearing two labile trans-acetonitrile ligands, the Fe-NHC complex, which is also an excellent oxidation catalyst, is prone to axial ligand exchange. Phosphine- and pyridine-based additives are used for substitution of the acetonitrile ligands. On the basis of the resulting defined complexes, predictability of the oxidation potentials is demonstrated, based on a correlation between cyclic voltammetry experiments and density functional theory calculated molecular orbital energies. Fundamental insights into changes of the electronic properties upon axial ligand exchange and the impact on related attributes will finally lead to target-oriented manipulation of the electronic properties and consequently to the effective tuning of the reactivity of bioinspired systems. PMID:25333790

  5. Making oxidation potentials predictable: Coordination of additives applied to the electronic fine tuning of an iron(II) complex

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    Haslinger, Stefan

    2014-11-03

    This work examines the impact of axially coordinating additives on the electronic structure of a bioinspired octahedral low-spin iron(II) N-heterocyclic carbene (Fe-NHC) complex. Bearing two labile trans-acetonitrile ligands, the Fe-NHC complex, which is also an excellent oxidation catalyst, is prone to axial ligand exchange. Phosphine- and pyridine-based additives are used for substitution of the acetonitrile ligands. On the basis of the resulting defined complexes, predictability of the oxidation potentials is demonstrated, based on a correlation between cyclic voltammetry experiments and density functional theory calculated molecular orbital energies. Fundamental insights into changes of the electronic properties upon axial ligand exchange and the impact on related attributes will finally lead to target-oriented manipulation of the electronic properties and consequently to the effective tuning of the reactivity of bioinspired systems.

  6. Contrasting electronic requirements for C?H binding and C?H activation in d(6) half-sandwich complexes of rhenium and tungsten.

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    Thenraj, Murugesan; Samuelson, Ashoka G

    2015-09-15

    A computational study of the interaction half-sandwich metal fragments (metal?=?Re/W, electron count?=?d(6) ), containing linear nitrosyl (NO(+) ), carbon monoxide (CO), trifluorophosphine (PF3 ), N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands with alkanes are conducted using density functional theory employing the hybrid meta-GGA functional (M06). Electron deficiency on the metal increases with the ligand in the order NHC withdrawing ligands like NO(+) lead to more stable alkane complexes than NHC, a strong electron donor. Energy decomposition analysis shows that stabilization is due to orbital interaction involving charge transfer from the alkane to the metal. Reactivity and dynamics of the alkane fragment are facilitated by electron donors on the metal. These results match most of the experimental results known for CO and PF3 complexes. The study suggests activation of alkane in metal complexes to be facile with strong donor ligands like NHC. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:26174521

  7. Kinetic Selectivity of Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Bearing Cyclic (Alkyl)(Amino)Carbenes

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    Anderson, Donde R.; Ung, Thay; Mkrtumyan, Garik; Bertrand, Guy; Grubbs, Robert H; Schrodi, Yann

    2008-01-01

    The evaluation of ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts 4–6 bearing cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbenes (CAACs) in the cross-metathesis of cis-1,4-diacetoxy-2-butene (7) with allylbenzene (8) and the ethenolysis of methyl oleate (11) is reported. Relative to most NHC-substituted complexes, CAAC-substituted catalysts exhibit lower E/Z ratios (3:1 at 70% conversion) in the cross-metathesis of 7 and 8. Additionally, complexes 4–6 demonstrate good selectivity for the formation of terminal olefins versu...

  8. Electronic spectra of linear HC5H and cumulene carbene H2C5

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    Steglich, Mathias; Fulara, Jan; Maity, Surajit; Nagy, Adam; Maier, John P.

    2015-06-01

    The 1 3 ?u - ? X 3 ?g - transition of linear HC5H (A) has been observed in a neon matrix and gas phase. The assignment is based on mass-selective experiments, extrapolation of previous results of the longer HC2n+1H homologues, and density functional and multi-state CASPT2 theoretical methods. Another band system starting at 303 nm in neon is assigned as the 1 1 A 1 ? X ˜ 1 A 1 transition of the cumulene carbene pentatetraenylidene H2C5 (B).

  9. Electronic spectra of linear HC$_5$H and cumulene carbene H$_2$C$_5$

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    Steglich, M; Maity, S; Nagy, A; Maier, J P

    2015-01-01

    The $1 ^3\\Sigma_u^- \\leftarrow X^3\\Sigma_g^-$ transition of linear HC$_5$H (A) has been observed in a neon matrix and gas phase. The assignment is based on mass-selective experiments, extrapolation of previous results of the longer HC$_{2n+1}$H homologues, and density functional and multi-state CASPT2 theoretical methods. Another band system starting at 303 nm in neon is assigned as the $1 ^1 A_1 \\leftarrow X ^1 A_1$ transition of the cumulene carbene pentatetraenylidene H$_2$C$_5$ (B).

  10. Electronic spectra of linear HC5H and cumulene carbene H2C5.

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    Steglich, Mathias; Fulara, Jan; Maity, Surajit; Nagy, Adam; Maier, John P

    2015-06-28

    The 1(3)?u (-)?X(3)?g (-) transition of linear HC5H (A) has been observed in a neon matrix and gas phase. The assignment is based on mass-selective experiments, extrapolation of previous results of the longer HC2n+1H homologues, and density functional and multi-state CASPT2 theoretical methods. Another band system starting at 303 nm in neon is assigned as the 1(1)A1?X˜(1)A1 transition of the cumulene carbene pentatetraenylidene H2C5 (B). PMID:26133432

  11. Allene formation by gold catalyzed cross-coupling of masked carbenes and vinylidenes

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    Lavallo, Vincent; Frey, Guido D.; Kousar, Shazia; Donnadieu, Bruno; Bertrand, Guy

    2007-01-01

    Addition of a sterically demanding cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbene (CAAC) to AuCl(SMe2) followed by treatment with [Et3Si(Tol)]+[B(C6F5)4]? in toluene affords the isolable [(CAAC)Au(?2-toluene)]+[B(C6F5)4]? complex. This cationic Au(I) complex efficiently mediates the catalytic coupling of enamines and terminal alkynes to yield allenes and not propargyl amines as observed with other catalysts. Mono-, di-, and tri-substituted enamines can be used, as well as aryl-, alkyl-, and trimethylsilyl-subs...

  12. Ni-Catalyzed Alkenylation of Ketone Enolates under Mild Conditions: Catalyst Identification and Optimization.

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    Grigalunas, Michael; Ankner, Tobias; Norrby, Per-Ola; Wiest, Olaf; Helquist, Paul

    2015-06-10

    A procedure for Ni-catalyzed cross-coupling of ketone enolates with alkenyl halides has been developed. Intermolecular coupling of aromatic and aliphatic ketone lithium enolates with a variety of alkenyl halides is achieved in the presence of Ni(cod)2 catalyst (5 mol %), an N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand, and LiI (10 mol %) at 6-22 °C for 0.5-12 h with yields of up to 90%. During the initial development of this reaction, a misleading result with respect to the actual active catalyst was obtained using commercially available Q-Phos ligand, which was found to contain a trace of Pd metal contaminant sufficient to catalyze the reaction. However, under the final conditions optimized for Ni(cod)2 in the presence of an NHC ligand, Pd was incompetent as a catalyst. PMID:26024472

  13. Palladium-Catalyzed Heck Coupling Reaction of Aryl Bromides in Aqueous Media Using Tetrahydropyrimidinium Salts as Carbene Ligands

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available An efficient and stereoselective catalytic system for the Heck cross coupling reaction using novel 1,3-dialkyl-3,4,5,6-tetrahydropyrimidinium salts (1, LHX and Pd(OAc2 loading has been reported. The palladium complexes derived from the salts 1a-f prepared in situ exhibit good catalytic activity in the Heck coupling reaction of aryl bromides under mild conditions.

  14. Ligands in PSI structures

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    A survey of the types and frequency of ligands that are bound to PSI structures is analyzed as well as their utility in functional annotation of previously uncharacterized proteins. Approximately 65% of PSI structures report some type of ligand(s) that is bound in the crystal structure. Here, a description is given of how such ligands are handled and analyzed at the JCSG and a survey of the types, variety and frequency of ligands that are observed in the PSI structures is also compiled and analyzed, including illustrations of how these bound ligands have provided functional clues for annotation of proteins with little or no previous experimental characterization. Furthermore, a web server was developed as a tool to mine and analyze the PSI structures for bound ligands and other identifying features

  15. Synthesis of hydronaphthalenes through coupling of enyne carbonyl compounds that contain pendant alkene groups with Fischer carbene complexes

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    Kumar-Patti, Rajesh; Duan, Shaofeng; Camacho-Davila, Alejandro; Waynant, Kris; Dunn, Kenneth A.; Herndon, James W.

    2010-01-01

    The coupling of enyne carbonyl compounds that contain pendant alkene groups with Fischer carbene complexes to afford furans that contain pendant alkene groups is described. Subsequent intramolecular Diels-Alder reactions are effective in select cases, resulting in hydronaphthalene systems after dehydration. Although the Diels-Alder event is thermodynamically unfavorable, the overall transformation of alkene-furans to dihydronaphthalenes is a favorable process.

  16. Tandem olefin metathesis/hydrogenation at ambient temperature: activation of ruthenium carbene complexes by addition of hydrides.

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    Schmidt, Bernd; Pohler, Michael

    2003-07-21

    Sodium hydride activates ruthenium carbene complexes to catalyze hydrogenation reactions subsequent to ring closing olefin metathesis. Under these conditions, hydrogenation of cyclopentenols proceeds smoothly at ambient temperature and under 1 atm of hydrogen in toluene. An alternative protocol was developed that involves the formation of hydrogen in situ by reaction of excess sodium hydride with protic functional groups and water. PMID:12956069

  17. Synthesis of Naphthalenes through Three-Component Coupling of Alkynes, Fischer Carbene Complexes, and Benzaldehyde Hydrazones via Isoindole Intermediates

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    Duan, Shaofeng; Sinha-Mahapatra, Dilip K.; Herndon, James W.

    2008-01-01

    The synthesis of naphthalene derivatives through three-component coupling of 2-alkynylbenzaldehyde hydrazones with carbene complexes and electron-deficient alkynes has been examined. The reaction involves formation of an isoindole derivative, followed by intramolecular Diels–Alder reaction, followed by nitrene extrusion. The reaction was highly regioselective using unsymmetrical alkynes.

  18. Synthesis of naphthalenes through three-component coupling of alkynes, Fischer carbene complexes, and benzaldehyde hydrazones via isoindole intermediates.

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    Duan, Shaofeng; Sinha-Mahapatra, Dilip K; Herndon, James W

    2008-04-17

    The synthesis of naphthalene derivatives through three-component coupling of 2-alkynylbenzaldehyde hydrazones with carbene complexes and electron-deficient alkynes has been examined. The reaction involves formation of an isoindole derivative, followed by intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction, followed by nitrene extrusion. The reaction was highly regioselective using unsymmetrical alkynes. PMID:18351767

  19. Theoretical tools to distinguish O-ylides from O-ylidic complexes in carbene-solvent interactions.

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    Gómez, Sara; Restrepo, Albeiro; Hadad, C Z

    2015-11-25

    In this paper, we report the geometries and properties of 48 molecular species located on the MP2/6-311++G(d,p) PES of the fluorocarbene-(methanol)3 system. The structures were found by a combination of a stochastic search method, using a modified Metropolis acceptance test, and some hand constructed very symmetrical structures. We use several theoretical descriptors to categorize these species, focusing our attention on the interaction between the carbene carbon and the methanol oxygen, CcO, because this is the key interaction in the formation of O-ylides, ether products, and O-ylidic solvation complexes. These descriptors include natural charges and natural bond orbitals (NBO), CcO bond orders, CcO distances, energetic stabilities, and properties at bond critical points. Accordingly, the isomers were divided into four groups: ethers, fluorocarbene-methanol O-ylides, O-ylidic carbene-solvent complexes and hydrogen bonded carbene-solvent complexes. We found that the possibility of forming H-bonds among solvent molecules and between the carbene carbon and the hydrogen of the solvent molecule affects the stability, structure and nature of CcO interactions in O-ylides and O-ylidic complexes to the point of generating some diffuse borderlines between these two kinds of species. We determined which set of theoretical tools is suitable to better distinguish between them. Additionally, we clarify the nature of the relevant interactions in these species. PMID:26568481

  20. Bis-mixed-carbene ruthenium-thiolate-alkylidene complexes: synthesis and olefin metathesis activity.

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    Dahcheh, Fatme; Stephan, Douglas W

    2015-01-28

    A series of bis-carbene Ru-hydride species, including (IMes)(Im(OMe)2)(PPh3)RuHCl (1) and (SIMes)(Me2Im(OMe)2)(PPh3)RuHCl (2) were prepared and subsequently shown to react with aryl-vinyl-sulfides to give the bis-carbene-alkylidene complexes: Im(OMe)2(SIMes)RuCl(SR)(=CHCH3) (R = p-FC6H4 (3), p-(NO2)C6H4 (4)), Im(OMe)2(IMes)RuCl(=CHCH3)(SPh) (5), Me2Im(OMe)2(SIMes)RuCl(=CHCH3)(SPh) (6), Im(OMe)2(SIMes)(F5C6S)RuCl(=CHR) (R = C4H9 (9), C5H11 (10)). The activity of these species in the standard Grubbs' tests for ring-opening metathesis polymerization, ring-closing and cross-metathesis are reported. Although these thiolate derivatives are shown to exhibit modest metathesis activities, the reactivity is enhanced in the presence of BCl3. PMID:25462569

  1. Surface Characterization and in situ Protein Adsorption Studies on Carbene-Modified Polymers.

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    Nelson, Geoffrey W; Parker, Emily M; Singh, Kulveer; Blanford, Christopher F; Moloney, Mark G; Foord, John S

    2015-10-13

    Polystyrene thin films were functionalized using a facile two-step chemical protocol involving carbene insertion followed by azo-coupling, permitting the introduction of a range of chemical functional groups, including aniline, hexyl, amine, carboxyl, phenyl, phosphonate diester, and ethylene glycol. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) confirmed the success of the two-step chemical modification with a grafting density of at least 1/10th of the typical loading density (10(14)-10(15)) of a self-assembled monolayer (SAM). In situ, real-time quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation (QCM-D) studies show that the dynamics of binding of bovine serum albumin (BSA) are different at each modified surface. Mass, viscoelastic, and kinetic data were analyzed, and compared to cheminformatic descriptors (i.e., c log P, polar surface area) typically used for drug discovery. Results show that functionalities may either resist or adsorb BSA, and uniquely influence its adsorption dynamics. It is concluded that carbene-based surface modification can usefully influence BSA binding dynamics in a manner consistent with, and more robust than, traditional systems based on SAM chemistry. PMID:26391812

  2. Metal nanoparticles functionalized with metal-ligand covalent bonds

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    Kang, Xiongwu

    Metal-organic contact has been recognized to play important roles in regulation of optical and electronic properties of nanoparticles. In this thesis, significant efforts have been devoted into synthesis of ruthenium nanoparticles with various metal-ligand interfacial linkages and investigation of their electronic and optical properties. Ruthenium nanoparticles were prepared by the self-assembly of functional group onto bare Ru colloid surface. As to Ru-alkyne nanoparticles, the formation of a Ru-vinylidene (Ru=C=CH--R) interfacial bonding linkage was confirmed by the specific reactivity of the nanoparticles with imine derivatives and olefin at the metal-ligand interface, as manifested in NMR, photoluminescence, and electrochemical measurements. Interestingly, it was found the electronic coupling coefficient (beta)for strongly depend upon such metal-ligand interfacial bonding. Next, such metal-ligand interfacial bonding was extended to ruthenium-nitrene pi bonds on ruthenium colloids, which were investigated by XPS. The nanoparticles exhibited a 1:1 atomic ratio of nitrogen to sulfur, consistent with that of sulfonyl nitrene fragments. In addition, the nanoparticle-bound nitrene moieties behaved analogously to azo derivatives, as manifested in UV-vis and fluorescence measurements. Further testimony of the formation of Ru=N interfacial linkages was highlighted in the unique reactivity of the nanoparticles with alkenes by imido transfer. Extensive conjugation between metal-ligand interfacial bond results in remarkable intraparticle charge delocalization on Ru-alkynide nanoparticles, which was manipulated by simple chemical reduction or oxidation. Charging of extra electrons into the nanoparticle cores led to an electron-rich metal core and hence red-shift of the triple bond stretching mode, lower binding energy of sp hybridized C 1s and dimmed fluorescence of nanoparticles. Instead, chemical oxidation resulted in the opposite impacts on these properties. By taking advantage of such extensively conjugated metal-ligand bonding and effective intraparticle charge delocalization of ruthenium nanoparticles, Ru=carbene nanoparticles functionalized with multiple moieties by olefin metathesis reactions was further exploited for metal ion sensing. When the nanoparticles were co-functionalized with 1-vinylpyrene and 4-vinylbenzo-18-crown-6, upon the binding of metal ions into the crown ether cavity, the emission intensity of the nanoparticle fluorescence from the conjugation of vinylpyrene was found to diminish, with the most significant effects observed with K+ ions. In the case of ruthenium nanoparticles co-functionalized with pyrene and histidine derivative moieties through Ru=carbene pi bonds. The selective complexation of the histidine moiety with transition metal ions led to marked diminishment of the emission intensity from conjugation of pyrene. Of all the metal ions tested, the impacts were much more drastic with Pb2+ , Co2+ and Hg2+ than with Li +, K+, Rb+, Mg2+ Ca 2+ and Zn2+ ions. These were ascribed to the selective binding of 18-crown-6 to potassium ions or complexation of histidine derivative to transition metal ions, where the metal ions led to polarization of the nanoparticle core electrons to the metal surface and hence impeded intraparticle charge delocalization. Functionalization of semiconductor with metal nanoparticles could be exploited to remarkably enhance their photo catalytic performance. Before this exploration, in the last chapter, the impacts of the TiO2 nanocrystalline structure on the photocatalytic activity were then examined by using the reduction of methylene blue in water. It was found that in the presence of anatase and brookite crystalline phase, TiO2 nanotube arrays exhibited the highest photo catalytic activity. This is ascribed to synergistic coupling of the anatase and brookite crystalline domains, which led to effective charge separation upon photoirradiation.

  3. Carbene Spin Multiplicity in Solution Probed Using Time-Resolved EPR Spectroscopy

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    Jin, Wang; Natalia V., Lebedeva; Matthew S., Platz; Malcolm D. E., Forbes.

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Espectroscopia de resonancia paramagnética electrónica (EPR por las siglas en inglés) fue utilizada para detectar los radicales libres formados mediante reacciones de abstracción de átomos de hidrógeno de diversos carbenos generados fotoquímicamente en soluciones de n-hexano y a temperatura ambiente [...] . En particular, se describe el análisis de tres carbenos que fueron generados por fotoexcitación de un bifenilo con dos grupos diazo. Se identificaron señales EPR de dos radicales alquilo y uno bencílico. La estructura de dichos radicales se confirmó mediante un proceso de simulación computacional utilizando parámetros espectroscópicos (factores-g, constantes de acoplamiento hiperfino) reportados en la literatura. Experimentos previos de absorción óptica han llevado a la conclusión de que los carbenos estudiados presentan un estado basal de tipo triplete, lo que se confirma al observar las señales EPR de emisión a campo bajo pero de absorción a campo alto. Además, se encontró que los espectros presentan un espín fuertemente polarizado como consecuencia de un mecanismo CIDEP, y que la intensidad de las señales está relacionada con los rendimientos cuánticos asociados a la producción de los carbenos iniciales. Como era de esperarse, un tercer sustrato, que reacciona vía una reacción concertada de tipo Wolff a través de un reordenamiento del intermediario singulete producido en el estado excitado, no dio lugar a ninguna señal EPR. Así mismo, cuando las reacciones de los tres carbenos se llevan a cabo en acetonitrilo, la multiplicidad del espín se invierte de modo que se genera un estado basal.singulete, por lo que no se observan señales EPR. Los resultados descritos en este trabajo son consistentes con aquellos obtenidos mediante fotólisis láser. Abstract in english Time-resolved (CW) EPR spectroscopy at X-band has been used to detect free radicals created by H-atom abstraction reactions of photochemically generated carbenes in n-hexadecane solutions at room temperature. Three different carbenes were studied, formed via loss of nitrogen after photo-excitation o [...] f a substituted biphenyl diazo precursor. The TREPR signals from two different alkyl radicals and the benzylic-type radical from the carbene are detected for two of the three diazo substrates. The radicals were unambiguously identified by spectral simulation using literature parameters (g-factors and hyper-fine coupling constants). Previous transient optical absorption spectroscopy experiments have concluded that these two carbenes have triplet ground states, which is confirmed by the low field emissive, high field absorptive phase of the TREPR signals reported here. The spectra are strongly spin polarized by the Radical Pair Mechanism of CIDEP, and their overall intensities track with the measured quantum yields for carbene production. A third substrate, known to react via a concerted Wolff reaction or excited state rearrangement via a singlet state, showed no TREPR signal, as expected. Reactions run in acetonitrile, where the spin multiplicity is reversed to give a singlet ground state, did not lead to detectable TREPR signals for all three substrates. The observations are consistent with previously published laser flash photolysis results.

  4. The Effects of NHC-Backbone Substitution on Efficiency in Ruthenium-based Olefin Metathesis

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    Kuhn, Kevin M.; Bourg, Jean-Baptiste; Chung, Cheol K.; Virgil, Scott C.; Grubbs, Robert H.

    2009-01-01

    A series of ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts bearing N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands with varying degrees of backbone and N-aryl substitution have been prepared. These complexes show greater resistance to decomposition through C–H activation of the N-aryl group, resulting in increased catalyst lifetimes. This work has utilized robotic technology to examine the activity and stability of each catalyst in metathesis, providing insights into the relationship between ligand architecture and enhanced efficiency. The development of this robotic methodology has also shown that, under optimized conditions, catalyst loadings as low as 25 ppm can lead to 100% conversion in the ring-closing metathesis of diethyl diallylmalonate. PMID:19351207

  5. rac-cis-Dicarbonylchlorido{1-[2-(diphenylphosphanyl-?Pbenzyl]-3-(phenyl-?C1imidazol-2-ylidene-?C2}ruthenium(II dichloromethane monosolvate

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    Gregory J. Domski

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available In the title compound, [Ru(C28H22N2PCl(CO2]·CH2Cl2, the RuII atom exhibits a distorted octahedral coordination geometry. The N-phenyl group of the ligand has undergone orthometalation; as a result, the tridentate phosphane-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene ligand is coordinating in a meridional fashion. This complex is of interest with respect to transfer hydrogenation catalysis and also provides an example of C—H activation behavior in late transition metal complexes. The dichloromethane solvent molecule is disordered over two sets of sites with an occupancy ratio of 0.873?(14:0.127?(14.

  6. Kinetic Selectivity of Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Bearing Cyclic (Alkyl)(Amino)Carbenes

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    Anderson, Donde R.; Ung, Thay; Mkrtumyan, Garik; Bertrand, Guy; Grubbs, Robert H.; Schrodi, Yann

    2008-01-01

    The evaluation of ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts 4–6 bearing cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbenes (CAACs) in the cross-metathesis of cis-1,4-diacetoxy-2-butene (7) with allylbenzene (8) and the ethenolysis of methyl oleate (11) is reported. Relative to most NHC-substituted complexes, CAAC-substituted catalysts exhibit lower E/Z ratios (3:1 at 70% conversion) in the cross-metathesis of 7 and 8. Additionally, complexes 4–6 demonstrate good selectivity for the formation of terminal olefins versus internal olefins in the ethenolysis of 11. Indeed, complex 6 achieved 35 000 TONs, the highest recorded to date. CAAC-substituted complexes exhibit markedly different kinetic selectivity than most NHC-substituted complexes. PMID:18584055

  7. Total synthesis of the calphostins: application of fischer carbene complexes and thermodynamic control of atropisomers.

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    Merlic, C A; Aldrich, C C; Albaneze-Walker, J; Saghatelian, A; Mammen, J

    2001-02-23

    The total syntheses of the potent protein kinase C inhibitors calphostins A, B, C, and D as well as a variety of structural analogues are reported. An aminobenzannulation reaction of an enantiopure chromium Fischer carbene complex is utilized to prepare a pentasubstituted naphthylamine. After optimization of side-chain substituents, conversion of the naphthylamine to an o-naphthoquinone was followed by biomimetic oxidative dimerization using trifluoroacetic acid and air yielding a 1:2 P/M mixture of atropisomeric perylenequinones. Thermal equilibration to a 3:1 P:M atropisomeric ratio and separation of the perylenequinones followed by side chain desymmetrization and functionalization led to the total synthesis of enantio- and diastereomerically pure calphostin C in only twelve steps from commercially available starting materials. In addition, calphostins A, B, D, and several structural analogues were prepared to evaluate biological activities. PMID:11312960

  8. Ligand modeling and design

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    Hay, B.P. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

    1997-10-01

    The purpose of this work is to develop and implement a molecular design basis for selecting organic ligands that would be used in the cost-effective removal of specific radionuclides from nuclear waste streams. Organic ligands with metal ion specificity are critical components in the development of solvent extraction and ion exchange processes that are highly selective for targeted radionuclides. The traditional approach to the development of such ligands involves lengthy programs of organic synthesis and testing, which in the absence of reliable methods for screening compounds before synthesis, results in wasted research effort. The author`s approach breaks down and simplifies this costly process with the aid of computer-based molecular modeling techniques. Commercial software for organic molecular modeling is being configured to examine the interactions between organic ligands and metal ions, yielding an inexpensive, commercially or readily available computational tool that can be used to predict the structures and energies of ligand-metal complexes. Users will be able to correlate the large body of existing experimental data on structure, solution binding affinity, and metal ion selectivity to develop structural design criteria. These criteria will provide a basis for selecting ligands that can be implemented in separations technologies through collaboration with other DOE national laboratories and private industry. The initial focus will be to select ether-based ligands that can be applied to the recovery and concentration of the alkali and alkaline earth metal ions including cesium, strontium, and radium.

  9. A search for thermal isomerization of olefins to carbenes: Thermal generations of the silicon-nitrogen double bond

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    Zhang, Xianping.

    1990-09-21

    The first part of this thesis will search for the thermal isomerization of olefins to carbenes which is predicted to be a high energy process by calculations and has only been observed in a few strained olefins. The possibility of thermal isomerization of simple olefins to carbenes will be explored. Substitution of a silyl group on the double bond of an olefin allows a potential intermediate which has a {beta}-radical to the silyl group during the cis-trans isomerization. The effects of a trimethylsilyl group on this isomerization are the subject of this study. The second part of this thesis will include the generation and chemistry of intermediates containing a silicon-nitrogen double bond. The isomerization of parent silanimine to the aminosilylene was calculated to be a high energy process. New approaches to the silicon-nitrogen double bond will also be presented. 92 refs., 12 figs., 11 tabs.

  10. One-pot three-component synthesis of quinoxaline and phenazine ring systems using Fischer carbene complexes

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    Priyabrata Roy; Binay Krishna Ghorai

    2010-01-01

    One-pot three-component coupling of o-alkynylheteroaryl carbonyl derivatives with Fischer carbene complexes and dienophiles leading to the synthesis of quinoxaline and phenazine ring systems has been investigated. This involves the generation of furo[3,4-b]pyrazine and furo[3,4-b]quinoxaline as transient intermediates, which were trapped with Diels–Alder dienophiles. This is the first report on furo[3,4-b]pyrazine intermediates.

  11. Energy Transfer in a Hybrid Ir(III) Carbene-Pt(II) Acetylide Assembly for Efficient Hydrogen Production.

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    Yu, Zhen-Tao; Yuan, Yong-Jun; Chen, Xin; Cai, Jian-Guang; Zou, Zhi-Gang

    2015-07-01

    A new heterometallic supramolecular complex, consisting of an iridium carbene-based unit appended to a platinum terpyridine acetylide unit, representing a new Ir(III) -Pt(II) structural motif, was designed and developed to act as an active species for photocatalytic hydrogen production. The results also suggested that a light-harvesting process is essential to realize the solar-to-fuel conversion in an artificial system as illustrated in the natural photosynthetic system. PMID:26096270

  12. One-pot three-component synthesis of quinoxaline and phenazine ring systems using Fischer carbene complexes

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    Priyabrata Roy

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available One-pot three-component coupling of o-alkynylheteroaryl carbonyl derivatives with Fischer carbene complexes and dienophiles leading to the synthesis of quinoxaline and phenazine ring systems has been investigated. This involves the generation of furo[3,4-b]pyrazine and furo[3,4-b]quinoxaline as transient intermediates, which were trapped with Diels–Alder dienophiles. This is the first report on furo[3,4-b]pyrazine intermediates.

  13. Ligand modeling and design

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    Hay, B. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

    1996-10-01

    The purpose of this work is to develop and implement a molecular design basis for selecting organic ligands that would be used tin applications for the cost-effective removal of specific radionuclides from nuclear waste streams.

  14. Organoselenium ligands in catalysis.

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    Kumar, Arun; Rao, Gyandshwar K; Saleem, Fariha; Singh, Ajai K

    2012-10-21

    Organoselenium ligands are building blocks of several transition metal complexes which catalyze various organic reactions efficiently in solution. In this review the survey of developments pertaining to the designing of such complexes (along with their Se-ligands), and their uses as catalysts for various organic reactions has been presented with critical analysis of present status of the subject. Undoubtedly a new family of catalysts or their precursors has been generated by organoselenium ligands. The catalytic activity and selectivity of their metal complexes can sometimes be fine-tuned efficiently by changing the ligand's framework. They show good thermal and air-stability. This, coupled with ease in their handling and synthesis, may make them not only attractive but good alternatives to several popular catalysts. PMID:22907697

  15. AMPA receptor ligands

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    Strømgaard, Kristian; Mellor, Ian

    2004-01-01

    Alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionic acid (AMPA) receptors (AMPAR), subtype of the ionotropic glutamate receptors (IGRs), mediate fast synaptic transmission in the central nervous system (CNS), and are involved in many neurological disorders, as well as being a key player in the formation of memory. Hence, ligands affecting AMPARs are highly important for the study of the structure and function of this receptor, and in this regard polyamine-based ligands, particularly polyamine t...

  16. Density functional computations of the cyclopropanation of ethene catalyzed by iron (II) carbene complexes Cp(CO)(L)Fe?CHR, L D CO, PMe3, R D Me, OMe, ph, CO2Me

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    Wang, Fen; Meng, Qingxi; Li, Ming

    Density functional theory has been used to study the Fe-catalyzed cyclopropanation of Fe-carbene complexes with ethene. All the intermediates and transition states were optimized completely at the B3LYP/6-31+G(d,p) level. Calculation results confirm that the cyclopropanation of Fe-carbene complexes with ethene involves the two reaction paths I and II. In the reaction path I, the double bond of ethene attacks directly on the carbene carbon of Fe-carbene complexes to generate the cyclopropane. In the reaction path II, ethene substitution for PMe3 or CO in the Fe-carbene complexes leads to the complexes M2; and the attack of one carbon of ethene on the carbene carbon results in the complexes M3 with a Fe bond C bond C bond C four-membered ring, and then generates the cyclopropane via the elimination reaction. For Fe-carbene complexes A, C, D, E, and H, the main reaction mode is the reaction path I; for Fe-carbene complexes B, F, and G, the main reaction mode is the reaction path II.0

  17. Novel 7-phenylsulfanyl-1,2,3,4,10,10a-hexahydro-pyrazino[1,2-a]indoles as dual serotonin 5-HT2C and 5-HT6 receptor ligands

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    Krogsgaard-Larsen, Niels; Jensen, Anders A.

    2010-01-01

    Novel 7-phenylsulfanyl-1,2,3,4,10,10a-hexahydro-pyrazino[1,2-a]indoles are synthesized using a six-step protocol. Notably, the synthesis route make use of a new and improved ring-closing methodology for the assembly of the hexahydro-pyrazino[1,2-a]indole scaffold, which is based on intramolecular C-H insertion of a carbene. The compounds act as dual serotonin 5-HT2C- and 5-HT6-ligands.

  18. Magnetic properties of 1 : 4 complexes of CoCl2 and pyridines carrying carbenes (S(0) = 4/2, 6/2, and 8/2) in diluted frozen solution; influence of carbene multiplicity on heterospin single-molecule magnets.

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    Karasawa, Satoru; Nakano, Kimihiro; Tanokashira, Jun-ichi; Yamamoto, Noriko; Yoshizaki, Takahito; Koga, Noboru

    2012-11-28

    The microcrystalline sample of a parent complex, [CoCl(2)(py)(4)], showed a single-molecule magnet (SMM) behavior with an effective activation barrier, U(eff)/k(B), of 16 K for reversal of the magnetism in the presence of a dc field of 3 kOe. Pyridine ligands having 2-4 diazo moieties, DYpy; Y = 2, 3l, 3b, and 4, were prepared and confirmed to be quintet, septet, septet, and nonet in the ground state, respectively, after irradiation. The 1 : 4 complexes, CoCl(2)(DYpy)(4); Y = 2, 3l, 3b, and 4 in frozen solutions after irradiation showed the magnetic behaviors of SMMs with total spin multiplicity, S(total) = 17/2, 25/2, 25/2, and 33/2, respectively. Hysteresis loops depending on the temperature were observed and the values of coercive force, H(c), at 1.9 K were 12, 8.4, 11, and 8.1 kOe for CoCl(2)(CYpy)(4); Y = 2, 3l, 3b, and 4, respectively. In dynamic magnetic susceptibility experiments, ac magnetic susceptibility data obeyed the Arrhenius law to give U(eff)/k(B) values of 94, 92, 93, and 87 K for CoCl(2)(CYpy)(4); Y = 2, 3l, 3b, and 4, respectively, while the relaxation times for CoCl(2)(CYpy)(4); Y = 2 and 3l, obtained by dc magnetization decay in the range of 3.5-1.9 K slightly deviated downward from Arrhenius plots on cooling. The dynamic magnetic behaviors for CoCl(2)(CYpy)(4) including [CoCl(2)(py)(4)] and CoCl(2)(C1py)(4) suggested that the generated carbenes interacted with the cobalt ion to increase the relaxation time, ?(q), due to the spin quantum tunneling magnetization, which became larger with increasing S(total) of the complex. PMID:22898723

  19. Inserção C-H de carbenóides de ródio em água e reutilização do catalisador Rhodium (II) carbene C-H insertion in water and catalyst reuse

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    Nuno R. Candeias; Gois, Pedro M.P.; Afonso, Carlos A.M.

    2007-01-01

    A five-session laboratory experiment is described for the synthesis of a beta-lactam via Rh(II) catalysed intramolecular C-H insertion of a alpha-diazo-alpha-ethoxycarbonylacetamide. The metallo-carbene, responsible for the C-H bond activation, was generated from the diazo substrate and the catalyst Rh2(OAc)4. The high stability and solubility of the catalyst and the exclusive C-H insertion of the Rh-carbene allows the synthesis of this important heterocycle in water and the catalyst reutiliz...

  20. Inserção C-H de carbenóides de ródio em água e reutilização do catalisador Rhodium (II carbene C-H insertion in water and catalyst reuse

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    Nuno R. Candeias

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available A five-session laboratory experiment is described for the synthesis of a beta-lactam via Rh(II catalysed intramolecular C-H insertion of a alpha-diazo-alpha-ethoxycarbonylacetamide. The metallo-carbene, responsible for the C-H bond activation, was generated from the diazo substrate and the catalyst Rh2(OAc4. The high stability and solubility of the catalyst and the exclusive C-H insertion of the Rh-carbene allows the synthesis of this important heterocycle in water and the catalyst reutilization.

  1. Inserção C-H de carbenóides de ródio em água e reutilização do catalisador / Rhodium (II) carbene C-H insertion in water and catalyst reuse

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    Nuno R., Candeias; Pedro M. P., Gois; Carlos A. M., Afonso.

    Full Text Available [...] Abstract in english A five-session laboratory experiment is described for the synthesis of a beta-lactam via Rh(II) catalysed intramolecular C-H insertion of a alpha-diazo-alpha-ethoxycarbonylacetamide. The metallo-carbene, responsible for the C-H bond activation, was generated from the diazo substrate and the catalyst [...] Rh2(OAc)4. The high stability and solubility of the catalyst and the exclusive C-H insertion of the Rh-carbene allows the synthesis of this important heterocycle in water and the catalyst reutilization.

  2. Production of propylene from 1-butene on highly active "bi-functional single active site" catalyst: Tungsten carbene-hydride supported on alumina

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    Mazoyer, Etienne

    2011-12-02

    1-Butene is transformed in a continuous flow reactor over tungsten hydrides precursor W-H/Al2O3, 1, giving a promising yield into propylene at 150 °C and different pressures. Tungsten carbene-hydride single active site operates as a "bi-functional catalyst" through 1-butene isomerization on W-hydride and 1-butene/2-butenes cross-metathesis on W-carbene. This active moiety is generated in situ at the initiation steps by insertion of 1-butene on tungsten hydrides precursor W-H/Al2O3, 1 followed by ?-H and ?-H abstraction. © 2011 American Chemical Society.

  3. Correlations and Contrasts in Homo- and Heteroleptic Cyclic (Alkyl)(amino)carbene-Containing Pt(0) Complexes.

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    Arnold, Nicole; Braunschweig, Holger; Brenner, Peter B; Celik, Mehmet Ali; Dewhurst, Rian D; Haehnel, Martin; Kramer, Thomas; Krummenacher, Ivo; Marder, Todd B

    2015-08-24

    An improved synthetic route to homoleptic complex [Pt(CAAC(Me))2] (CAAC = cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbenes) and convenient routes to new heteroleptic complexes of the form [Pt(CAAC(Me))(PR3)] are presented. Although the homoleptic complex was found to be inert to many reagents, oxidative addition and metal-only Lewis pair (MOLP) formation was observed from one of the heteroleptic complexes. The spectroscopic, structural, and electrochemical properties of the zero-valent complexes were explored in concert with density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) calculations. The homoleptic [Pt(CAAC)2] and heteroleptic [Pt(CAAC)(PR3)] complexes were found to be similar in their spectroscopic and structural properties, but their electrochemical behavior and reactivity differ greatly. The unusually strong color of the CAAC-containing Pt(0) complexes was investigated by TD-DFT calculations and attributed to excitations into the LUMOs of the complexes, which are predominantly composed of bonding ? interactions between Pt and the CAAC carbon atoms. PMID:26241579

  4. Thin films of molecular materials synthesized from fisher's carbene ferrocenyl: Film formation and electrical properties

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    The synthesis of materials from Fisher's carbene ferrocenyl of the elements chromium, molybdenum and tungsten was carried out. The Fisher's compounds that were synthesized included the following combinations of two different metallic atoms: iron with chromium, iron with molybdenum and iron with tungsten. The molecular solids' preparation was done in electro-synthesis cells with platinum electrodes. Thin films were prepared by vacuum thermal evaporation on quartz substrates and crystalline silicon wafers. Pellets and thin films from these compounds were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy and ellipsometry. The powder and thin films synthesized from these materials show the same intra-molecular bonds shown by infrared spectroscopy results, suggesting that thermal evaporation does not alter these bonds in spite of the thin films being amorphous, in contrast with other bimetallic complexes where material decomposition occurs. The differences in the conductivity values of the prepared films are very small, so they may be attributed to the different metallic ions employed in each case. The tungsten complex exhibits a higher conductivity than the molybdenum and chromium complexes at room temperature. Electrical conductivity values found for thin films are higher than for pellets made of the same molecular materials

  5. Macrocyclic G-quadruplex ligands

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    Nielsen, M C; Ulven, Trond

    2010-01-01

    G-quadruplex stabilizing compounds have recently received increased interest due to their potential application as anticancer therapeutics. A significant number of structurally diverse G-quadruplex ligands have been developed. Some of the most potent and selective ligands currently known are macrocyclic structures which have been modeled after the natural product telomestatin or from porphyrin-based ligands discovered in the late 1990s. These two structural classes of G-quadruplex ligands are re...

  6. Mono- and Bimetallic Ruthenium—Arene Catalysts for Olefin Metathesis: A Survey

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    Borguet, Yannick; Sauvage, Xavier; Demonceau, Albert; Delaude, Lionel

    In this chapter, we summarize the main achievements of our group toward the development of easily accessible, highly efficient ruthenium—arene catalyst precursors for olefin metathesis. Major advances in this field are presented chronologically, with an emphasis on catalyst design and mechanistic details. The first part of this survey focuses on monometallic complexes with the general formula RuCl2(p-cymene)(L), where L is a phosphine or N-heterocyclic carbene ancillary ligand. In the second part, we disclose recent developments in the synthesis and catalytic applications of homobimetallic ruthenium—arene complexes of generic formula (p-cymene)Ru(?-Cl)3RuCl(?2-C2H4)(L) and their derivatives resulting from the substitution of the labile ethylene moiety with vinylidene, allenylidene, or indenylidene units

  7. The activation mechanism of Fe-based olefin metathesis catalysts

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    Poater, Albert

    2014-08-01

    Density functional theory calculations have been used to describe the first turnover for olefin metathesis reaction of a homogenous Fe-based catalyst bearing a N-heterocyclic carbene ligand with methoxyethene as a substrate. Equal to conventional Ru-based catalysts, the activation of its Fe congener occurs through a dissociative mechanism, however with a more exothermic reaction energy profile. Predicted upper energy barriers were calculated to be on average ?2 kcal/mol more beneficial for Fe catalyzed metathesis. Overall, this present computational study emphasises on advantages of Fe-based metathesis and gives a potential recipe for the design of an efficient Fe-based olefin metathesis catalysts. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

  8. Ring-Closing and Cross-Metathesis with Artificial Metalloenzymes Created by Covalent Active Site-Directed Hybridization of a Lipase.

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    Basauri-Molina, Manuel; Verhoeven, Dide G A; van Schaik, Arnoldus J; Kleijn, Henk; Klein Gebbink, Robertus J M

    2015-10-26

    A series of Grubbs-type catalysts that contain lipase-inhibiting phosphoester functionalities have been synthesized and reacted with the lipase cutinase, which leads to artificial metalloenzymes for olefin metathesis. The resulting hybrids comprise the organometallic fragment that is covalently bound to the active amino acid residue of the enzyme host in an orthogonal orientation. Differences in reactivity as well as accessibility of the active site by the functionalized inhibitor became evident through variation of the anchoring motif and substituents on the N-heterocyclic carbene ligand. Such observations led to the design of a hybrid that is active in the ring-closing metathesis and the cross-metathesis of N,N-diallyl-p-toluenesulfonamide and allylbenzene, respectively, the latter being the first example of its kind in the field of artificial metalloenzymes. PMID:26346291

  9. Synthesis, characterization and luminescence studies of gold(I–NHC amide complexes

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    Adrián Gómez-Suárez

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available A flexible, efficient and straightforward methodology for the synthesis of N-heterocyclic carbene gold(I–amide complexes is reported. Reaction of the versatile building block [Au(OH(IPr] (1 (IPr = 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenylimidazol-2-ylidene with a series of commercially available (heteroaromatic amines leads to the synthesis of several [Au(NRR’(IPr] complexes in good yields and with water as the sole byproduct. Interestingly, these complexes present luminescence properties. UV–vis and fluorescence measurements have allowed the identification of their excitation and emission wavelengths (?max. These studies revealed that by selecting the appropriate amine ligand the emission can be easily tuned to achieve a variety of colors, from violet to green.

  10. Synthesis of axially chiral gold complexes and their applications in asymmetric catalyses

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    Sun, Yin-wei

    2013-01-01

    Summary Several novel chiral N-heterocyclic carbene and phosphine ligands were prepared from (S)-BINOL. Moreover, their ligated Au complexes were also successfully synthesized and characterized by X-ray crystal diffraction. A weak gold-? interaction between the Au atom and the aromatic ring in these gold complexes was identified. Furthermore, we confirmed the formation of a pair of diastereomeric isomers in NHC gold complexes bearing an axially chiral binaphthyl moiety derived from the hindered rotation around C–C and C–N bonds. In the asymmetric intramolecular hydroamination reaction most of these chiral Au(I) complexes showed good catalytic activities towards olefins tethered with a NHTs functional group to give the corresponding product in moderate yields and up to 29% ee. PMID:24204435

  11. Synthesis of axially chiral gold complexes and their applications in asymmetric catalyses

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    Yin-wei Sun

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Several novel chiral N-heterocyclic carbene and phosphine ligands were prepared from (S-BINOL. Moreover, their ligated Au complexes were also successfully synthesized and characterized by X-ray crystal diffraction. A weak gold-? interaction between the Au atom and the aromatic ring in these gold complexes was identified. Furthermore, we confirmed the formation of a pair of diastereomeric isomers in NHC gold complexes bearing an axially chiral binaphthyl moiety derived from the hindered rotation around C–C and C–N bonds. In the asymmetric intramolecular hydroamination reaction most of these chiral Au(I complexes showed good catalytic activities towards olefins tethered with a NHTs functional group to give the corresponding product in moderate yields and up to 29% ee.

  12. Nucleophilic addition of amines to ruthenium carbenes: ortho-(alkynyloxy)benzylamine cyclizations towards 1,3-benzoxazines.

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    González-Rodríguez, Carlos; Suárez, José Ramón; Varela, Jesús A; Saá, Carlos

    2015-02-23

    A new ruthenium-catalyzed cyclization of ortho-(alkynyloxy)benzylamines to dihydro-1,3-benzoxazines is reported. The cyclization is thought to take place via the vinyl ruthenium carbene intermediates which are easily formed from [Cp*RuCl(cod)] and N2 CHSiMe3 . The mild reaction conditions and the efficiency of the procedure allow the easy preparation of a broad range of new 2-vinyl-2-substituted 1,3-benzoxazine derivatives. Rearrangement of an internal C(sp) in the starting material into a tetrasubstituted C(sp(3) ) atom in the final 1,3-benzoxazine is highly remarkable. PMID:25640908

  13. Synthesis, in vitro and in vivo characterization of rhenium tricarbonyl complexes with different bifunctional tridentate ligands

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    Discovery of new chelating ligands that bind technetium/rhenium strongly is a priority in the quest toward the design and development of site specific radiopharmaceuticals. The current study on the application of Tc/Re carbonyls in radiopharmaceuticals has been focused on the utility of specific tridentate ligand systems for achieving kinetic inertness and in vivo stability. In this paper, (Bis (2-pyridylmethyl)-amino)-ethylamine(1) (Fig. 1), (Bis (2-pyridylmethyl)-amino)-acetic acid (2) (Fig. 1), L(6-amino-hexyl)-pyridyl-2-methyl- amino-acetic acid (3) (Fig. 2), and picolylamine diacetic acid (4) (Fig. 3) that possessed an NNN, NNO and NOO donor atom sets were synthesized, which can be a good selection for these requirements. The Re(I)-complexes of above four ligands were prepared in good yield with [NEt4]2[ReBr3(CO)3] in water at 75 degree C for 3 h. The complexes were characterized by elemental analysis and spectroscopic methods. The 188Re(I)-complexes of Four ligands were carried out by incubating the fac- [188Re(CO)3(H2O)3]+ fragment for 60 min at 75 degree C in PBS buffer (0.1 M NaCl/0.05 M sodium phosphate buffered, pH 7.4) under nitrogen. After cooling in ice bath, complexes formations were monitored by HPLC. The HPLC analysis demonstrated that the reaction produces in the complex 1 with yield greater than 95% and its retention times was 7.5 min, which is stable for more than 12 h in human serum, and the complex 2 with yield 93% is stable for more than 8 h in human serum, its retention times was 15.5 min, and the complex 3 with yield 90% is stable for more than 10 h in human serum, its retention times was 15.4 min, while the complex 4 with yields more than 92% can be stable 10 h in human serum and its retention time was 15.6 min respectively. The identity of the 188Re-complexes were proved by comparative HPLC studies using samples of the well characterized thenium(I) complexes as reference. In vivo biodistribution studies at 24 hour post-injection were carried out in normal, white mice. The biodistribution data are shown in table 1. The data show: the major part of the complexes cleared efficiently from the blood pool (0.09-0.67%); No organs (apart from liver and kidneys) or tissue was specifically targeted; Low activity (0.25-0.93%) found in the stomach indicated the good in vivo stability of the complexes. In conclusion, four ligands react with fac- [M(CO)3(H2O)3]+ (M=188Re, Re) fragment resulting in four single stable complexes, M(CO)3(1), M(CO)3(2), M(CO)3(3) and M(CO)3(4), containing aromatic N-heterocycles. These ligand systems are attractive for functionalization purposes of biological vectors since they are easy to synthesize. The corresponding complexes with fac-[M(CO)3(H2O)3]+ are in vivo and vitro stable. Thus the proposed strategy of attaching M(CO)3(1), M(CO)3(2), M(CO)3(3) and M(CO)3(4) complexes is promising for labeling of biomolecules. The approach is worthy of further investigation.

  14. Amine-catalyzed coupling of aldehydes and ketenes derived from Fischer carbene complexes: formation of beta-lactones and enol ethers.

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    Merlic, Craig A; Doroh, Brandon C

    2003-07-25

    Aldehydes react with ketenes generated from photolysis of Fischer chromium carbene complexes to generate either beta-lactones or enol ethers resulting from decarboxylation of beta-lactones. The reaction is catalyzed by tertiary amines and can occur with diastereoselectivity greater than 20:1 with DMAP as the catalyst. PMID:12868950

  15. Domino Michael addition-carbene rearrangement-cyclization reaction of 1-alkynyl(aryl)-lambda3-bromanes with 2-mercapto-1,3-benzazoles.

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    Ochiai, Masahito; Tada, Norihiro

    2005-10-28

    Exposure of 1-alkynyl[p-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl](tetrafluoroborato)-lambda3-bromanes to 2-mercaptobenzimidazole or benzothiazole in dichloromethane at 0 degrees C under argon resulted in a domino Michael addition-carbene rearrangement-cyclization reaction to produce directly tricyclic heterocycles in high yields, whereas the reaction with 2-mercaptobenzoxazole afforded 1-alkynyl sulfides. PMID:16220178

  16. Radiobiology with DNA ligands

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    The paper deals with the following topics: labelling of DNA ligands and other tumour-affinic compounds with 4.15-d 124I, radiotoxicity of Hoechst 33258 and 33342 and of iodinated Hoechst 33258 in cell cultures, preparation of 76Br-, 123I-, and 221At-labelled 5-halo-2'-deoxyuridine, chemical syntheses of boron derivatives of Hoechst 33258.III., Gadolinium neutron capture therapy

  17. Aerosolized antimicrobial agents based on degradable dextran nanoparticles loaded with silver carbene complexes

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    Ornelas-Megiatto, Cátia

    2012-11-05

    Degradable acetalated dextran (Ac-DEX) nanoparticles were prepared and loaded with a hydrophobic silver carbene complex (SCC) by a single-emulsion process. The resulting particles were characterized for morphology and size distribution using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and dynamic light scattering (DLS). The average particle size and particle size distribution were found to be a function of the ratio of the organic phase to the surfactant containing aqueous phase with a 1:5 volume ratio of Ac-DEX CH2Cl2 (organic):PBS (aqueous) being optimal for the formulation of nanoparticles with an average size of 100 ± 40 nm and a low polydispersity. The SCC loading was found to increase with an increase in the SCC quantity in the initial feed used during particle formulation up to 30% (w/w); however, the encapsulation efficiency was observed to be the best at a feed ratio of 20% (w/w). In vitro efficacy testing of the SCC loaded Ac-DEX nanoparticles demonstrated their activity against both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria; the nanoparticles inhibited the growth of every bacterial species tested. As expected, a higher concentration of drug was required to inhibit bacterial growth when the drug was encapsulated within the nanoparticle formulations compared with the free drug illustrating the desired depot release. Compared with free drug, the Ac-DEX nanoparticles were much more readily suspended in an aqueous phase and subsequently aerosolized, thus providing an effective method of pulmonary drug delivery. © 2012 American Chemical Society.

  18. 3,3?-Di-n-butyl-1,1?-(p-phenylenedimethylenediimidazolium bis(hexafluorophosphate

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    Rosenani A. Haque

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available The asymmetric unit of the title N-heterocyclic carbene compound, C22H32N42+·2PF6?, consists of one half of the N-heterocyclic carbene dication and one hexafluorophosphate anion. The dication lies across a crystallographic inversion center. The imidazole ring is twisted away from the central benzene ring, making a dihedral angle of 76.23?(6°. The hexafluorophosphate anions link the cations into a three-dimensional network via intermolecular C—H...F hydrogen bonds. A weak C—H...? interaction further stabilizes the crystal structure.

  19. Group 6 heteroatom- and non-heteroatom-stabilized carbene complexes. beta,beta'- and alpha,beta,beta'-annulation reactions of cyclic enamines.

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    Barluenga, José; Ballesteros, Alfredo; Bernardo De La Rúa, Ramón; Santamaría, Javier; Rubio, Eduardo; Tomás, Miguel

    2003-02-19

    Cyclization reactions of group 6 Fischer carbene complexes with cyclopentanone and cyclohexanone enamines are described. Enamine 3a undergoes thermal alpha,beta,beta'-annulation with alkenylcarbene complexes 1 and 2 (THF, 60 degrees C), affording semibullvalenes 5. The metalate intermediates 6, resulting from beta,beta'-annulation of the enamines 3a and 4a, were quantitatively formed by running the reaction in hexane at room temperature. Acid-promoted demetalation of 6 afforded endo-2-bicyclo[3.2.1]octen-8-ones 7 and endo/exo-2-bicyclo[3.3.1]nonen-9-ones 8 (endo/exo = 5:1). Using (S)-methoxymethylpyrrolidine-derived enamines 3b and 4b,c allowed highly enantioenriched cycloadducts endo-(+)-7 as well as endo-(-)-8 and exo-(-)-8 to be accessed. The non-heteroatom-stabilized carbene complex 10 was formed from complex 6 by Me(3)SiOTf-promoted elimination of the methoxy group, characterized by (13)C NMR, and transformed into the organic compounds 7, 7-d, and 11 as well as into bicyclo[3.2.1]octan-2,8-diones 14 and cycloheptanones 15. On the basis of this sequence, enantioenriched cycloheptanones (+)-15 were efficiently prepared in one pot from carbene complexes 2 and enamine 3b (51-55% yield, 91-96% ee). Extension of this work to simple Fischer carbene complexes 16 allowed an appropriate way to generate the nonstabilized pentacarbonyl[(phenyl(alkyl)carbene]tungsten complex 17 to be designed, for which the thermal and chemical behavior leading to compounds 18-21 is described. PMID:12580610

  20. Carbene complexes of zirconium. Synthesis, structure, and reactivity with carbon monoxide to affort coordinated ketene

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    Treatment of Cp2Zr(L)(CO) (Cp = C5H5; L = PMe3, CO) with Cp*2ZrH2 (Cp* = C5Me5) affords zirconium oxycarbene complexes, Cp2(L)Zr double bond CHO single bond Zr(X)Cp*2 (L = PMe3, X = H, I; L = CO, X = H), that represent some of the first examples of group 4 metal-to-carbon multiple bonding. The first X-ray diffraction structure determination of a zirconium carbene complex, that of Cp(PMe3)Zr double bond CHO single bond Zr(H)Cp*2.C6H6, is reported (C2/c, a = 27.318 (4) A, b = 19.895 (3) A, c = 19.932 (5) A ? = 132.188 (10)0, Z = 8) and shows a very short Zr-C bond length of 2.117 (7) A. Treatment of Cp2(CO)Zr double bond CHO single bond Zr(H)Cp*2 with CH3 I or Cp2(PMe3)Zr double bond CHO single bond Zr(I)Cp*2 with CO affords the zirconium substituted enediolate zirconacycle, Cp*2ZrOCH double bond C(Zr(I)Cp2)O, which has been characterized by an X-ray diffraction study (P21/c, a = 15.866 (4) A, b = 10.673 (3) A, c = 20.561 (4) A, ? = 105.5 (2)0, Z = 4). This complex most likely forms by coupling of the zirconoxycarbene and a carbonyl to give a metal-coordinated ketene intermediate that subsequently rearranges to the isolated product. An isotopic crossover experiment has demonstrated that the new carbon-carbon bond is formed in an intramolecular coupling step. The ketene intermediate can be trapped by dissolving Cp2(CO)Zr double bond CHO single bond Zr(H)Cp*2 in pyridine, giving Cp2(py)Zr(O double bond C double bond CHOZr(I)Cp*2). Treatment of the isolated ketene complex with CH3I in benzene gives the enediolate zirconocycle; in pyridine Cp2(py)Zr(O double bond C double bond CHOZr(I)Cp*2) can be observed spectroscopically. 38 references, 4 figures, 5 tables

  1. Theoretical studies of the insertion of carbenes in the zeolite framework: modification of the acidity and creation of chiral sites

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    Maria Beatriz S., Mota; Nilton, Rosenbach Jr.; Claudio J. A., Mota.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado um estudo teórico da inserção de carbenos (CH2 e CHCHO) na estrutura cristalina da zeólita Y. O método our own n-layered integrated molecular orbital and molecular mechanics (ONIOM) M062x/6-31G(d,p):PM6 foi utilizado para descrever a inserção do metileno (CH2) nas ligações T-O (T = Si [...] ou Al) da rede resultando em quatro estruturas isômeras. Em todos os casos os cálculos indicaram uma alta exotermicidade para a inserção do metileno na rede cristalina, independentemente da multiplicidade do carbeno (singlete ou triplete). A inserção na ligação O-H ácida para formar um grupo metóxi adsorvido foi o processo mais favorável, mas este caminho não ocorre se a inserção é feita na zeólita desprotonada. A inserção do formil-carbeno (CHCHO) cria centros quirais na estrutura cristalina. A acidez da zeólita após a inserção dos carbenos foi calculada usando a energia de desprotonação. Os cálculos predizem a possibilidade de desenvolver zeólitas ácidas com centros quirais, que poderiam imitar enzimas, especialmente para uso em processos de química fina e transformação de biomassa. Abstract in english A theoretical study of the insertion of carbenes (CH2, CHCHO) in the framework structure of zeolite Y was carried out. The "our own n-layered integrated molecular orbital and molecular mechanics" (ONIOM) scheme M062x/6-31G(d,p):PM6 was used to describe the insertion of methylene (CH2) in the T-O bon [...] ds (T = Si, Al) of the framework yielding four isomeric structures. In all cases, calculations indicated a high exothermic process for the insertion of methylene in the framework, regardless of the spin multiplicity of the carbene (singlet or triplet). Insertion into the acidic O-H bond to afford an adsorbed methoxy group was the most favourable process, but this pathway does not occur if insertion is carried out on the deprotonated zeolite. Insertion of formylcarbene (CHCHO) creates chiral sites in the framework. The acidity of the zeolite structures after carbene insertion was calculated by means of the deprotonation energy. The calculations predicted the possibility of designing acidic zeolites with chiral sites that could mimic enzymes, especially for uses in fine chemical processes and biomass transformations.

  2. Synthesis and reactivity of indium(I) 1-carba-closo-undecachlorododecaborate.

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    Osman, Khalid M; Powell, Douglas R; Wehmschulte, Rudolf J

    2015-09-21

    The arene-solvated indium(I) species [In(C7H8)3][CHB11Cl11] (1) and [In(C6H5Br)1.5][CHB11Cl11] (2) were obtained by a redox reaction involving the silver salt Ag[CHB11Cl11] and indium powder at 80 °C in a toluene or bromobenzene solution. These thermally stable compounds react with triphenylphosphine and the N-heterocyclic carbene 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene under reduction of indium(I) to indium metal and oxidation of the ligands to phosphonium and imidazolium cations contrary to the more commonly observed disproportionation reactions. The presence of 2 equiv of carbene led to deprotonation of the anion to give the dianion [CB11Cl11](2-). Interactions of In(+) with soft donor ligands such as phosphines, olefins, alkynes, and aromatics are weak, and a crystalline solid was only obtained with the nonvolatile phosphinoacetylene Mes2PC?CPh (Mes = 2,4,6-Me3C6H2). The structure of this compound displays In···C interactions involving the triple bond and the ? system of one mesityl group but no In···P contact. Solutions of 2 in fluorobenzene also showed moderate activity as the catalyst for intramolecular hydroamination of primary and secondary aminopentenes. The new compounds were characterized by multinuclear NMR spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction for compounds 1, 2, and 4-6. PMID:26352345

  3. 1. Medicinal chemistry of a small molecule drug lead: Tamoxilog 2. Electronic communication through ruthenium nanoparticles: Synthesis of custom ligands and nanoparticles

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    Zuckerman, Nathaniel Benjamin

    1. Compound NSC-670224, previously shown to be toxic to Saccharomyces cerevisiae at low micromolar concentrations, potentially acts via a mechanism of action related to that of tamoxifen (NSC 180973), a widely utilized breast cancer drug. The structure of NSC-670224, previously thought to be a 2,4-dichloro arene, was established as the 3,4-dichloro arene, and a focused library of analogues were synthesized and biologically evaluated in conjunction with the UCSC Chemical Screening Center. The synthesis of a biotinylated affinity probe was also completed in order to extract the protein target(s) of NSC-670224 from yeast and human cell lines in collaboration with the Hartzog lab (UCSC MCD Biology) 2. Stabilization of ruthenium nanoparticles (Ru NPs) through carbene bound ligands has led to a simple and effective means to generate new materials with unique optoelectronic properties. The affinity of freshly prepared Ru NPs to diazo compounds, specifically octyl diazoacetate (ODA), provides a robust nanostructure that can be further functionalized via metathesis of terminal olefins to generate these unique materials. Carbene-stabilized Ru NPs have provided insights into the nature of extended conjugation and intraparticle charge delocalization through covalently bound probes (e.g., ferrocene and pyrene). The growing interest to study electronic communication through Ru NPs has lead to collaborative, multidisciplinary efforts between analytical (Shaowei Chen lab, UCSC), theoretical (Haobin Wang Lab, NMSU), and synthetic organic chemists (Konopelski Lab, UCSC). With this powerful collaboration, new methods to generate stabilized Ru NPs, testing theory with experiment, and efficient means to functionalize NPs have been investigated. The syntheses of custom ligands and their applications to nanoparticle-mediated electronic communication are reported.

  4. Electronic structure and slow magnetic relaxation of low-coordinate cyclic alkyl(amino) carbene stabilized iron(I) complexes.

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    Samuel, Prinson P; Mondal, Kartik Chandra; Amin Sk, Nurul; Roesky, Herbert W; Carl, Elena; Neufeld, Roman; Stalke, Dietmar; Demeshko, Serhiy; Meyer, Franc; Ungur, Liviu; Chibotaru, Liviu F; Christian, Jonathan; Ramachandran, Vasanth; van Tol, Johan; Dalal, Naresh S

    2014-08-27

    Cyclic alkyl(amino) carbene stabilized two- and three-coordinate Fe(I) complexes, (cAAC)2FeCl (2) and [(cAAC)2Fe][B(C6F5)4] (3), respectively, were prepared and thoroughly studied by a bouquet of analytical techniques as well as theoretical calculations. Magnetic susceptibility and Mössbauer spectroscopy reveal the +1 oxidation state and S = 3/2 spin ground state of iron in both compounds. 2 and 3 show slow magnetic relaxation typical for single molecule magnets under an applied direct current magnetic field. The high-frequency EPR measurements confirm the S = 3/2 ground state with a large, positive zero-field splitting (?20.4 cm(-1)) and reveal easy plane anisotropy for compound 2. CASSCF/CASPT2/RASSI-SO ab initio calculations using the MOLCAS program package support the experimental results. PMID:25072104

  5. Catalyst Design and Optimization within a Framework of Green Chemistry

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    Tosh, Evangeline

    2009-01-01

    This thesis is divided into two main parts. The first, being the evaluation of existing catalytic reactions under the modern aspects of “Green Chemistry”. Energy conservation, atom economy, minimization of waste, side product recycling and use of renewable feedstocks were optimized in systems evaluated, and comparisons to previously know systems made. The second part is focused on carbocyclic carbene synthesis and application of carbocyclic and remote N-heterocyclic carbene complexes in C-N...

  6. Diastereotopic group selectivity and chemoselectivity of alkylidene carbene reactions on 8-oxabicyclo[3.2.1]- oct-6-ene ring systems.

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    Munro, Kevin R; Male, Louise; Spencer, Neil; Grainger, Richard S

    2013-10-21

    ?-Hydroxyalkylidene carbenes, generated from thermolysis of ?,?-epoxy-N-aziridinylimines, undergo diastereotopic group selective 1,5 C–H insertion reactions on 2,4-dimethyl-8-oxabicyclo[3.2.1]oct-6-ene ring systems. Protection of a tertiary alcohol at C-3 of the bridged oxabicycle as a trimethylsilyl ether reverses the sense of diastereoselectivity. 1,5 C–H insertion into a methine adjacent to an OBn group, 1,5 O–R insertion into a tertiary alcohol (R = H) or silylether (R = TMS) at C-3 to form spirocyclic dihydrofurans, 1,2-rearrangement to an alkyne and fragmentation to a ketone are competing major pathways for 2-benzyloxy-substituted 8-oxabicyclo[3.2.1]oct-6-ene systems. Dihydrofuran formation is shown to be a result of substitution on the oxabicyclic ring system through comparison with other methods of alkylidene carbene formation. PMID:24175334

  7. Weakly Stabilized Primary Borenium Cations and their Dicationic Dimers

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    Prokofjevs, Aleksandrs; Kampf, Jeff W; Solovyev, Andrey; Curran, Dennis P; Vedejs, Edwin

    2013-01-01

    Hydride abstraction from monocationic hydride bridged salts [H(H2B–L)2]+ [B(C6F5)4]? (L = Lewis base) generates an observable primary borenium cation for L = iPr2NEt, but with L = Me3N, Me2NPr, or several N-heterocyclic carbenes, highly reactive dicationic dimers are formed.

  8. Weakly stabilized primary borenium cations and their dicationic dimers.

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    Prokofjevs, Aleksandrs; Kampf, Jeff W; Solovyev, Andrey; Curran, Dennis P; Vedejs, Edwin

    2013-10-23

    Hydride abstraction from monocationic hydride bridged salts [H(H2B-L)2](+) [B(C6F5)4]¯ (L = Lewis base) generates an observable primary borenium cation for L = iPr2NEt, but with L = Me3N, Me2NPr, or several N-heterocyclic carbenes, highly reactive dicationic dimers are formed. PMID:24087933

  9. Enantioselective Intramolecular Hydroacylation of Unactivated Alkenes: An NHC-Catalyzed Robust and Versatile Formation of Cyclic Chiral Ketones.

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    Janssen-Müller, Daniel; Schedler, Michael; Fleige, Mirco; Daniliuc, Constantin G; Glorius, Frank

    2015-10-12

    A highly enantioselective intramolecular N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalyzed hydroacylation reaction gives access to a range of cyclic ketones from unactivated olefin-substituted aldehydes (up to 99?% ee). Remarkably, aliphatic aldehydes were also transformed efficiently in an NHC-catalyzed hydroacylation reaction for the first time. PMID:25776819

  10. NKG2D ligands as therapeutic targets

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    Spear, Paul; Wu, Ming-Ru; Sentman, Marie-Louise; SENTMAN, CHARLES L.

    2013-01-01

    The Natural Killer Group 2D (NKG2D) receptor plays an important role in protecting the host from infections and cancer. By recognizing ligands induced on infected or tumor cells, NKG2D modulates lymphocyte activation and promotes immunity to eliminate ligand-expressing cells. Because these ligands are not widely expressed on healthy adult tissue, NKG2D ligands may present a useful target for immunotherapeutic approaches in cancer. Novel therapies targeting NKG2D ligands for the treatment of c...

  11. Saturated and unsaturated (hydrotris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)borato)tungsten(II) carbene complexes

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    Feng, S.G.; White, P.S.; Templeton, J.L. [Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (United States)

    1992-04-08

    Reaction of [Tp{prime}(CO){sub 2} W(PhC{sub 2}H)][BF{sub 4}] (Tp{prime} = hydrotris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)borato) with PhC{sub 2}H or reaction of Tp{prime}(CO)IW(PhC{sub 2}R) (R = H, Me) with PhC{sub 2}H/AgBF{sub 4} generates cationic bisalkyne complexes [Tp{prime}(CO)W(PhC{sub 2}H)-(PhC{sub 2}R)][BF{sub 4}]. NMR and crystal data suggest that the two alkyne ligands donate a total of six electrons to the metal with phenyl groups distal to each other. Crystals of the bis(phenylacetylene) complex belong to the monoclinic space group P2{sub 1}/n, Z = 4.

  12. Why mercury prefers soft ligands

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    Riccardi, Demian M [ORNL; Guo, Hao-Bo [ORNL; Gu, Baohua [ORNL; Parks, Jerry M [ORNL; Summers, Anne [University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Miller, S [University of California, San Francisco; Liang, Liyuan [ORNL; Smith, Jeremy C [ORNL

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    Mercury (Hg) is a major global pollutant arising from both natural and anthropogenic sources. Defining the factors that determine the relative affinities of different ligands for the mercuric ion, Hg2+, is critical to understanding its speciation, transformation, and bioaccumulation in the environment. Here, we use quantum chemistry to dissect the relative binding free energies for a series of inorganic anion complexes of Hg2+. Comparison of Hg2+ ligand interactions in the gaseous and aqueous phases shows that differences in interactions with a few, local water molecules led to a clear periodic trend within the chalcogenide and halide groups and resulted in the well-known experimentally observed preference of Hg2+ for soft ligands such as thiols. Our approach establishes a basis for understanding Hg speciation in the biosphere.

  13. Thin films of molecular materials synthesized from fisher's carbene ferrocenyl: Film formation and electrical properties

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    Sanchez-Vergara, M.E. [Coordinacion de Ingenieria Mecatronica. Escuela de Ingenieria, Universidad Anahuac del Norte. Avenida Lomas de la Anahuac s/n, Col. Lomas Anahuac, 52786, Huixquilucan (Mexico)], E-mail: elena.sanchez@anahuac.mx; Ortiz, A. [Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. A. P. 70-360, 04510, Mexico, DF (Mexico); Alvarez-Toledano, C.; Moreno, A. [Instituto de Quimica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Circuito Exterior, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510, Mexico, DF (Mexico); Alvarez, J.R. [Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de Mexico. Calle del Puente 222, Col. Ejidos de Huipulco, 14380, Mexico, DF (Mexico)

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    The synthesis of materials from Fisher's carbene ferrocenyl of the elements chromium, molybdenum and tungsten was carried out. The Fisher's compounds that were synthesized included the following combinations of two different metallic atoms: iron with chromium, iron with molybdenum and iron with tungsten. The molecular solids' preparation was done in electro-synthesis cells with platinum electrodes. Thin films were prepared by vacuum thermal evaporation on quartz substrates and crystalline silicon wafers. Pellets and thin films from these compounds were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy and ellipsometry. The powder and thin films synthesized from these materials show the same intra-molecular bonds shown by infrared spectroscopy results, suggesting that thermal evaporation does not alter these bonds in spite of the thin films being amorphous, in contrast with other bimetallic complexes where material decomposition occurs. The differences in the conductivity values of the prepared films are very small, so they may be attributed to the different metallic ions employed in each case. The tungsten complex exhibits a higher conductivity than the molybdenum and chromium complexes at room temperature. Electrical conductivity values found for thin films are higher than for pellets made of the same molecular materials.

  14. Studies on functionalised macrocyclic ligands

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    Tei, Lorenzo

    2001-01-01

    The work presented in this thesis hinges on three main topics: a) the coordination chemistry of symmetric and asymmetric derivatives of [9]aneN3 towards lanthanide ions; b) the transition metal co-ordination chemistry of nitrile and amino derivatives of [9]aneN3 and [15]aneN3O2; c) the use of macrocyclic ligands for the synthesis of polymeric Ag' complexes. Chapter 3 describes the Ln"' complexes of the ligand obtained by Schiffbase condensation of 1,4,7-tris(2-aminoethyl)-1,4,7-triazacyclo...

  15. Crystallization of protein–ligand complexes

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    Methods presented for growing protein–ligand complexes fall into the categories of co-expression of the protein with the ligands of interest, use of the ligands during protein purification, cocrystallization and soaking the ligands into existing crystals. Obtaining diffraction-quality crystals has long been a bottleneck in solving the three-dimensional structures of proteins. Often proteins may be stabilized when they are complexed with a substrate, nucleic acid, cofactor or small molecule. These ligands, on the other hand, have the potential to induce significant conformational changes to the protein and ab initio screening may be required to find a new crystal form. This paper presents an overview of strategies in the following areas for obtaining crystals of protein–ligand complexes: (i) co-expression of the protein with the ligands of interest, (ii) use of the ligands during protein purification, (iii) cocrystallization and (iv) soaks

  16. Macrophages Express Multiple Ligands for ?? TCRs

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    Aydintug, M. Kemal; Roark, Christina L.; Chain, Jennifer L.; Born, Willi K.; O’Brien, Rebecca L.

    2008-01-01

    As only a handful of ligands have been identified, the general nature of the ligands recognized by ?? T cells remains unresolved. In this study, soluble multimerized ?? T cell receptors (smTCRs) representing the TCRs of two ?? T cell subsets common in the mouse were used to detect and track their own ligands. Ligands for both subsets were found on resident peritoneal macrophages taken from untreated mice, and the expression of both was further induced by Listeria monocytogenes infection. Neve...

  17. Chemistry of N,S-Heterocyclic Carbene and Metallaboratrane Complexes: A New ?(3) -BCC-Borataallyl Complex.

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    Roy, Dipak Kumar; De, Anangsha; Panda, Subhankar; Varghese, Babu; Ghosh, Sundargopal

    2015-09-21

    A high-yielding synthetic route for the preparation of group?9 metallaboratrane complexes [Cp*MBH(L)2 ], 1 and 2 (1, M=Rh, 2, M=Ir; L=C7 H4 NS2 ) has been developed using [{Cp*MCl2 }2 ] as precursor. This method also permitted the synthesis of an Rh-N,S-heterocyclic carbene complex, [(Cp*Rh)(L2 )(1-benzothiazol-2-ylidene)] (3; L=C7 H4 NS2 ) in good yield. The reaction of compound 3 with neutral borane reagents led to the isolation of a novel borataallyl complex [Cp*Rh(L)2 B{CH2 C(CO2 Me)}] (4; L=C7 H4 NS2 ). Compound 4 features a rare ?(3) -interaction between rhodium and the B-C-C unit of a vinylborane moiety. Furthermore, with the objective of generating metallaboratranes of other early and late transition metals through a transmetallation approach, reactions of rhoda- and irida-boratrane complexes with metal carbonyl compounds were carried out. Although the objective of isolating such complexes was not achieved, several interesting mixed-metal complexes [{Cp*Rh}{Re(CO)3 }(C7 H4 NS2 )3 ] (5), [Cp*Rh{Fe2 (CO)6 }(?-CO)S] (6), and [Cp*RhBH(L)2 W(CO)5 ] (7; L=C7 H4 NS2 ) have been isolated. All of the new compounds have been characterized in solution by mass spectrometry, IR spectroscopy, and (1) H, (11) B, and (13) C?NMR spectroscopies, and the structural types of 4-7 have been unequivocally established by crystallographic analysis. PMID:26251213

  18. Thermally Stable, Latent Olefin Metathesis Catalysts

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    Thomas, Renee M.; Fedorov, Alexey; Keitz, Benjamin K.

    2011-01-01

    Highly thermally stable N-aryl,N-alkyl N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ruthenium catalysts were designed and synthesized for latent olefin metathesis. These catalysts showed excellent latent behavior toward metathesis reactions, whereby the complexes were inactive at ambient temperature and initiated at elevated temperatures, a challenging property to achieve with second generation catalysts. A sterically hindered N-tert-butyl substituent on the NHC ligand of the ruthenium complex was found to induce latent behavior toward cross-metathesis reactions, and exchange of the chloride ligands for iodide ligands was necessary to attain latent behavior during ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP). Iodide-based catalysts showed no reactivity toward ROMP of norbornene-derived monomers at 25 °C, and upon heating to 85 °C gave complete conversion of monomer to polymer in less than 2 hours. All of the complexes were very stable to air, moisture, and elevated temperatures up to at least 90 °C, and exhibited a long catalyst lifetime in solution at elevated temperatures. PMID:22282652

  19. Radioiodinated ligands for dopamine receptors

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    The dopamine receptor system is important for normal brain function; it is also the apparent action site for various neuroleptic drugs for the treatment of schizophrenia and other metal disorders. In the past few years radioiodinated ligands for single photon emission tomography (SPECT) have been successfully developed and tested in humans: [123I]TISCH for D1 dopamine receptors; [123I]IBZM, epidepride, IBF and FIDA2, four iodobenzamide derivatives, for D2/D3 dopamine receptors. In addition, [123I]?-CIT (RTI-55) and IPT, cocaine derivatives, for the dopamine reuptake site are potentially useful for diagnosis of loss of dopamine neurons. The first iodinated ligand, (R)trans-7-OH-PIPAT, for D3 dopamine receptors, was synthesized and characterized with cloned cell lines (Spodoptera frugiperda, Sf9) expressing the D2 and D3 dopamine receptors and with rat basal forebrain membrane preparations. Most of the known iodobenzamides displayed similar potency in binding to both D2 and D3 dopamine receptors expressed in the cell lines. Initial studies appear to suggest that by fine tuning the structures it may be possible to develop agents specific for D2 and D3 dopamine receptors. It is important to investigate D2/D3 selectivity for this series of potent ligands

  20. Bifunctional crosslinking ligands for transthyretin

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    Mangione, P. Patrizia; Deroo, Stéphanie; Ellmerich, Stephan; Bellotti, Vittorio; Kolstoe, Simon; Wood, Stephen P.; Robinson, Carol V.; Smith, Martin D.; Tennent, Glenys A.; Broadbridge, Robert J.; Council, Claire E.; Thurston, Joanne R.; Steadman, Victoria A.; Vong, Antonio K.; Swain, Christopher J.; Pepys, Mark B.; Taylor, Graham W.

    2015-01-01

    Wild-type and variant forms of transthyretin (TTR), a normal plasma protein, are amyloidogenic and can be deposited in the tissues as amyloid fibrils causing acquired and hereditary systemic TTR amyloidosis, a debilitating and usually fatal disease. Reduction in the abundance of amyloid fibril precursor proteins arrests amyloid deposition and halts disease progression in all forms of amyloidosis including TTR type. Our previous demonstration that circulating serum amyloid P component (SAP) is efficiently depleted by administration of a specific small molecule ligand compound, that non-covalently crosslinks pairs of SAP molecules, suggested that TTR may be also amenable to this approach. We first confirmed that chemically crosslinked human TTR is rapidly cleared from the circulation in mice. In order to crosslink pairs of TTR molecules, promote their accelerated clearance and thus therapeutically deplete plasma TTR, we prepared a range of bivalent specific ligands for the thyroxine binding sites of TTR. Non-covalently bound human TTR–ligand complexes were formed that were stable in vitro and in vivo, but they were not cleared from the plasma of mice in vivo more rapidly than native uncomplexed TTR. Therapeutic depletion of circulating TTR will require additional mechanisms. PMID:26400472

  1. Bifunctional crosslinking ligands for transthyretin.

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    Mangione, P Patrizia; Deroo, Stéphanie; Ellmerich, Stephan; Bellotti, Vittorio; Kolstoe, Simon; Wood, Stephen P; Robinson, Carol V; Smith, Martin D; Tennent, Glenys A; Broadbridge, Robert J; Council, Claire E; Thurston, Joanne R; Steadman, Victoria A; Vong, Antonio K; Swain, Christopher J; Pepys, Mark B; Taylor, Graham W

    2015-09-01

    Wild-type and variant forms of transthyretin (TTR), a normal plasma protein, are amyloidogenic and can be deposited in the tissues as amyloid fibrils causing acquired and hereditary systemic TTR amyloidosis, a debilitating and usually fatal disease. Reduction in the abundance of amyloid fibril precursor proteins arrests amyloid deposition and halts disease progression in all forms of amyloidosis including TTR type. Our previous demonstration that circulating serum amyloid P component (SAP) is efficiently depleted by administration of a specific small molecule ligand compound, that non-covalently crosslinks pairs of SAP molecules, suggested that TTR may be also amenable to this approach. We first confirmed that chemically crosslinked human TTR is rapidly cleared from the circulation in mice. In order to crosslink pairs of TTR molecules, promote their accelerated clearance and thus therapeutically deplete plasma TTR, we prepared a range of bivalent specific ligands for the thyroxine binding sites of TTR. Non-covalently bound human TTR-ligand complexes were formed that were stable in vitro and in vivo, but they were not cleared from the plasma of mice in vivo more rapidly than native uncomplexed TTR. Therapeutic depletion of circulating TTR will require additional mechanisms. PMID:26400472

  2. Tumor targeting via integrin ligands

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    HorstKessler

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Selective and targeted delivery of drugs to tumors is a major challenge for an effective cancer therapy and also to overcome the side effects associated with current treatments. Overexpression of various receptors on tumor cells is a characteristic structural and biochemical aspect of tumors and distinguishes them from physiologically normal cells. This abnormal feature is therefore suitable for selectively directing anticancer molecules to tumors by using ligands that can preferentially recognize such receptors. Several subtypes of integrin receptors that are crucial for cell adhesion, cell signaling, cell viability and motility have been shown to have an upregulated expression on cancer cells. Thus, ligands that recognize specific integrin subtypes represent excellent candidates to be conjugated to drugs or drug carrier systems and be targeted to tumors. In this regard, integrins recognizing the RGD cell adhesive sequence have been extensively targeted for tumor specific drug delivery. Here we review key recent examples on the presentation of RGD-based integrin ligands by means of distinct drug delivery systems, and discuss the prospects of such therapies to specifically target tumor cells.

  3. Ligand placement based on prior structures: the guided ligand-replacement method

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    A new module, Guided Ligand Replacement (GLR), has been developed in Phenix to increase the ease and success rate of ligand placement when prior protein-ligand complexes are available. The process of iterative structure-based drug design involves the X-ray crystal structure determination of upwards of 100 ligands with the same general scaffold (i.e. chemotype) complexed with very similar, if not identical, protein targets. In conjunction with insights from computational models and assays, this collection of crystal structures is analyzed to improve potency, to achieve better selectivity and to reduce liabilities such as absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and toxicology. Current methods for modeling ligands into electron-density maps typically do not utilize information on how similar ligands bound in related structures. Even if the electron density is of sufficient quality and resolution to allow de novo placement, the process can take considerable time as the size, complexity and torsional degrees of freedom of the ligands increase. A new module, Guided Ligand Replacement (GLR), was developed in Phenix to increase the ease and success rate of ligand placement when prior protein–ligand complexes are available. At the heart of GLR is an algorithm based on graph theory that associates atoms in the target ligand with analogous atoms in the reference ligand. Based on this correspondence, a set of coordinates is generated for the target ligand. GLR is especially useful in two situations: (i) modeling a series of large, flexible, complicated or macrocyclic ligands in successive structures and (ii) modeling ligands as part of a refinement pipeline that can automatically select a reference structure. Even in those cases for which no reference structure is available, if there are multiple copies of the bound ligand per asymmetric unit GLR offers an efficient way to complete the model after the first ligand has been placed. In all of these applications, GLR leverages prior knowledge from earlier structures to facilitate ligand placement in the current structure

  4. Mechanisms of NKG2D ligand regulation

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    McCarthy, Michael Thomas; O'Callaghan, Christopher A

    2013-01-01

    Background: The NKG2D ligands are a set of cell surface proteins, the expression of which can make cells susceptible to immunity mediated by NKG2D receptor expressing cells, which include NK cells, CD8+ ?? T cells and ?? T cells. The NKG2D ligands are known to be expressed in distinct settings, including viral infection, cancer, T cell activation, and cellular proliferation, settings also tightly associated with Warburg metabolism. The molecular events which determine NKG2D ligand expression ...

  5. Clinical Use of PPAR? Ligands in Cancer

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    Yee, Lisa D; Jennifer L. Hatton

    2008-01-01

    The role of PPARγ in adipocyte differentiation has fueled intense interest in the function of this steroid nuclear receptor for regulation of malignant cell growth and differentiation. Given the antiproliferative and differentiating effects of PPARγ ligands on liposarcoma cells, investigation of PPARγ expression and ligand activation in other solid tumors such as breast, colon, and prostate cancers ensued. The anticancer effects of PPARγ ligands in cell culture and rodent models ...

  6. Dichloro acetylene as complex ligand

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    Tungsten hexachloride and dichloro acetylenediethyletherate react in boiling CCl4 in presence of C2Cl4 as reducing agent forming [Et2O x WCl4(C2Cl2)]. In vacuum the complex looses ether giving the dichloro acetylene complex [WCl4(C2Cl2)]2 which is dimeric with chloro bridges. Both complexes react with tetraphenylphosphonium chloride to form PPh4[WCl5(C2Cl2)] which is equally prepared by ligand exchange of PPh4[WCl5(C2I2)] with silver chloride. (author)

  7. Development of immobilized ligands for actinide separations

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    Primary goals during this grant period were to (1) synthesize new bifunctional chelating ligands, (2) characterize the structural features of the Ln and An coordination complexes formed by these ligands, (3) use structural data to iteratively design new classes of multifunctional ligands, and (4) explore additional routes for attachment of key ligands to solid supports that could be useful for chromatographic separations. Some highlights of recently published work as well as a summary of submitted, unpublished and/or still in progress research are outlined

  8. Molecular docking with ligand attached water molecules.

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    Lie, Mette A; Thomsen, René; Pedersen, Christian N S; Schiøtt, Birgit; Christensen, Mikael H

    2011-04-25

    A novel approach to incorporate water molecules in protein-ligand docking is proposed. In this method, the water molecules display the same flexibility during the docking simulation as the ligand. The method solvates the ligand with the maximum number of water molecules, and these are then retained or displaced depending on energy contributions during the docking simulation. Instead of being a static part of the receptor, each water molecule is a flexible on/off part of the ligand and is treated with the same flexibility as the ligand itself. To favor exclusion of the water molecules, a constant entropy penalty is added for each included water molecule. The method was evaluated using 12 structurally diverse protein-ligand complexes from the PDB, where several water molecules bridge the ligand and the protein. A considerable improvement in successful docking simulations was found when including flexible water molecules solvating hydrogen bonding groups of the ligand. The method has been implemented in the docking program Molegro Virtual Docker (MVD). PMID:21452852

  9. Dual Genetically Encoded Phage-Displayed Ligands

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    Mohan, Kritika; Weiss, Gregory A

    2014-01-01

    M13 bacteriophage display presents polypeptides as fusions to phage coat proteins. Such phage-displayed ligands offer useful reagents for biosensors. Here, we report a modified phage propagation protocol for the consistent and robust display of two different, genetically encoded ligands on the major coat protein, P8. The results demonstrate that the phage surface reaches a saturation point for maximum peptide display.

  10. Ligand binding by PDZ domains

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    Chi, Celestine N.; Bach, Anders

    2012-01-01

    The postsynaptic density protein-95/disks large/zonula occludens-1 (PDZ) protein domain family is one of the most common protein-protein interaction modules in mammalian cells, with paralogs present in several hundred human proteins. PDZ domains are found in most cell types, but neuronal proteins, for example, are particularly rich in these domains. The general function of PDZ domains is to bring proteins together within the appropriate cellular compartment, thereby facilitating scaffolding, signaling, and trafficking events. The many functions of PDZ domains under normal physiological as well as pathological conditions have been reviewed recently. In this review, we focus on the molecular details of how PDZ domains bind their protein ligands and their potential as drug targets in this context.

  11. Quantum-chemical investigation of the nature of metal-carbene and metal-olefin bonds in complexes [ClnM(C2H4)]- (M=Mo,Pd)

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    On the basis of electron structure calculation using Huckel method comparative investigation of the nature of metal-ethylidene and metal-ethylene bonds in complexes [Cl5Mo(C2H4)]- and [Cl3Pd(C2H4)]-, and also carbene complex stability regarding olefine izomerization is carried out. It is shown that metal-ethylidene bond in the above complexes is stronger than metal-ethylene one, and Mo(4)-ethylidene bond is stronger than Pd(2)-ethylidene one. It is supposed that relative stability of alkylidene structures may be one of the reasons of catalytic activity of Mo(4) compounds in olefine metathesis and oligomerization reactions in which carbene complex is considered as an intermediate

  12. M(0) - Aminocarbene complexes (M = Cr, W, Fe): Redox Behavior Tuned by Metal and/or ligand modification.

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    Hoskovcová, I.; Rohá?ová, J.; Dvo?ák, D.; Ludvík, Ji?í

    2006-01-01

    Ro?. 2, ?. 23 (2006), s. 87-95. ISSN 1938-5862 R&D Projects: GA ?R GA203/04/0487 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40400503 Keywords : carbene complexes * electrochemistry Subject RIV: CG - Electrochemistry

  13. Transient negative ions in benzene. Some N-heterocyclic and mono-substituted derivatives

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    Electron transmission spectroscopy is used to study transient negative ions or shape resonances in various benzene derivatives. Because of the long lifetime of these ions (? > 10-14 S) the vibrational structure of their first two electronic states is observed superposed on the total electron cross section curves in the energy range 0-6 eV and the corresponding adiabatic electron affinities are determined. The comparison of the first electron affinity with the first ionization potential and the energy on the first excited state of each of the derivatives is used to characterize the 'donor' substituents on the benzene ring. As a complementary study, these derivatives are studied in the liquid phase using polarography (cyclic voltametry). The linear correlation established between polarographic potentials measured in dimethyl formamide and the electron affinities was used to deduce electron affinities for several molecules which are difficult to measure in the gas phase. (author)

  14. Multicomponent mixtures for cryoprotection and ligand solubilization

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    Lidia Ciccone

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Mixed cryoprotectants have been developed for the solubilization of ligands for crystallization of protein–ligand complexes and for crystal soaking. Low affinity lead compounds with poor solubility are problematic for structural studies. Complete ligand solubilization is required for co-crystallization and crystal soaking experiments to obtain interpretable electron density maps for the ligand. Mixed cryo-preserving compounds are needed prior to X-ray data collection to reduce radiation damage at synchrotron sources. Here we present dual-use mixes that act as cryoprotectants and also promote the aqueous solubility of hydrophobic ligands. Unlike glycerol that increases protein solubility and can cause crystal melting the mixed solutions of cryo-preserving compounds that include precipitants and solubilizers, allow for worry-free crystal preservation while simultaneously solubilizing relatively hydrophobic ligands, typical of ligands obtained in high-throughput screening. The effectiveness of these mixture has been confirmed on a human transthyretin crystals both during crystallization and in flash freezing of crystals.

  15. Ligand-Independent Mechanisms of Notch Activity.

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    Palmer, William Hunt; Deng, Wu-Min

    2015-11-01

    Interaction between the Notch receptor and Delta-Serrate-Lag2 (DSL) ligands is generally deemed to be the starting point of the Notch signaling cascade, after which, Notch is cleaved and the intracellular domain acts as a transcriptional coactivator. By contrast, Notch protein can become activated independent of ligand stimulus through recently identified endosomal trafficking routes as well as through aberrant regulation of Notch components during Notch trafficking, ubiquitination, and degradation. In this review, we summarize genes implicated in ligand-independent Notch activity and remark on the mechanisms by which this process could occur. PMID:26437585

  16. A rigid trans-spanning dinitrile ligand.

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    Shimizu, K D; Rebek, J

    1996-01-01

    A rigid dinitrile ligand was synthesized from two xanthene units condensed to a naphthalene-1,4,5,8-diimide spacer. The rigidity and C shape of the ligand gave exclusively trans complexes with Pd(II), Ag(I), and Au(I). Evidence for complexation, coordination geometry, and stoichiometry was provided by a combination of 1H NMR, 19F NMR, and IR spectroscopy. The AuBF4 and PdCl2 complexes were shown to have a 1:1 (metal-to-ligand) stoichiometry and the AgBF4 complex was shown to have a 1:2 stoich...

  17. A versatile dinucleating ligand containing sulfonamide groups

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    Sundberg, Jonas; Witt, Hannes; Cameron, Lisa; Haìškansson, Mikael; Bendix, Jesper; McKenzie, Christine

    2014-01-01

    Copper, iron, and gallium coordination chemistries of the new pentadentate bis-sulfonamide ligand 2,6-bis(N-2-pyridylmethylsulfonamido)-4-methylphenol (psmpH3) were investigated. PsmpH3 is capable of varying degrees of deprotonation, and notably, complexes containing the fully trideprotonated ligand can be prepared in aqueous solutions using only divalent metal ions. Two of the copper(II) complexes, [Cu2(psmp)(OH)] and [Cu2(psmp)(OAc)2]-, demonstrate the anticipated 1:2 ligand/metal stoichiometr...

  18. A Versatile Dinucleating Ligand Containing Sulfonamide Groups

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    Sundberg, Jonas; Witt, Hannes; Cameron, Lisa; Håkansson, Mikael; Bendix, Jesper; McKenzie, Christine J.

    2014-01-01

    Copper, iron, and gallium coordination chemistries of the new pentadentate bis-sulfonamide ligand 2,6-bis(N-2-pyridylmethylsulfonamido)-4-methylphenol (psmpH3) were investigated. PsmpH3 is capable of varying degrees of deprotonation, and notably, complexes containing the fully trideprotonated ligand can be prepared in aqueous solutions using only divalent metal ions. Two of the copper(II) complexes, [Cu2(psmp)(OH)] and [Cu2(psmp)(OAc)2]-, demonstrate the anticipated 1:2 ligand/metal stoichiometr...

  19. Correcting ligands, metabolites, and pathways

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    Vriend Gert

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background A wide range of research areas in bioinformatics, molecular biology and medicinal chemistry require precise chemical structure information about molecules and reactions, e.g. drug design, ligand docking, metabolic network reconstruction, and systems biology. Most available databases, however, treat chemical structures more as illustrations than as a datafield in its own right. Lack of chemical accuracy impedes progress in the areas mentioned above. We present a database of metabolites called BioMeta that augments the existing pathway databases by explicitly assessing the validity, correctness, and completeness of chemical structure and reaction information. Description The main bulk of the data in BioMeta were obtained from the KEGG Ligand database. We developed a tool for chemical structure validation which assesses the chemical validity and stereochemical completeness of a molecule description. The validation tool was used to examine the compounds in BioMeta, showing that a relatively small number of compounds had an incorrect constitution (connectivity only, not considering stereochemistry and that a considerable number (about one third had incomplete or even incorrect stereochemistry. We made a large effort to correct the errors and to complete the structural descriptions. A total of 1468 structures were corrected and/or completed. We also established the reaction balance of the reactions in BioMeta and corrected 55% of the unbalanced (stoichiometrically incorrect reactions in an automatic procedure. The BioMeta database was implemented in PostgreSQL and provided with a web-based interface. Conclusion We demonstrate that the validation of metabolite structures and reactions is a feasible and worthwhile undertaking, and that the validation results can be used to trigger corrections and improvements to BioMeta, our metabolite database. BioMeta provides some tools for rational drug design, reaction searches, and visualization. It is freely available at http://www.cmbi.ru.nl/biometa/ provided that the copyright notice of all original data is cited. The database will be useful for querying and browsing biochemical pathways, and to obtain reference information for identifying compounds. However, these applications require that the underlying data be correct, and that is the focus of BioMeta.

  20. Ligand-Induced Conformational Change in the ?7 Nicotinic Receptor Ligand Binding Domain

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    Henchman, Richard H.; Wang, Hai-Long; Sine, Steven M; Taylor, Palmer; McCammon, J. Andrew

    2005-01-01

    Molecular dynamics simulations of a homology model of the ligand binding domain of the ?7 nicotinic receptor are conducted with a range of bound ligands to induce different conformational states. Four simulations of 15 ns each are run with no ligand, antagonist d-tubocurarine (dTC), agonist acetylcholine (ACh), and agonist ACh with potentiator Ca2+, to give insight into the conformations of the active and inactive states of the receptor and suggest the mechanism for conformational change. The...

  1. An Isothermal System that Couples Ligand-dependent Catalysis to Ligand-independent Exponential Amplification

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    Lam, Bianca J; Joyce, Gerald F

    2011-01-01

    A system was devised that enables quantitative, ligand-dependent exponential amplification for various ligands that can be recognized by an RNA aptamer. The aptamer is linked to an RNA enzyme that catalyzes the joining of two oligonucleotide substrates. The product of this reaction is another RNA enzyme that undergoes self-sustained replication at constant temperature, increasing in copy number exponentially. The concentration of the ligand determines the amount of time required for the repli...

  2. Micropatterned surfaces with controlled ligand tethering.

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    Petrie, Timothy A; Stanley, Brandon T; García, Andrés J

    2009-09-01

    Microcontact printing (micro-CP) is a facile, cost-effective, and versatile soft-lithography technique to create two-dimensional patterns of domains with distinct functionalities that provides a robust platform to generate micropatterned biotechnological arrays and cell culture substrates. Current micro-CP approaches rely on nonspecific immobilization of biological ligands, either by direct printing or adsorption from solution, onto micropatterned domains surrounded by a nonfouling background. This technique is limited by insufficient control over ligand density. We present a modified micro-CP protocol involving stamping mixed ratios of carboxyl- and tri(ethylene glycol)-terminated alkanethiols that provides for precise covalent tethering of single or multiple ligands to prescribed micropatterns via standard peptide chemistry. Processing parameters were optimized to identify conditions that control relevant endpoint pattern characteristics. This technique provides a facile method to generate micropatterned arrays with tailorable and controlled presentation of biological ligands for biotechnological applications and analyses of cell-material interactions. PMID:18570314

  3. Screening protein-ligand interactions using 1H NMR techniques for detecting the ligand

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    NMR is a valuable screening tool for the binding of ligands to proteins providing structural information on both protein and ligands and is thus largely applied to drug-discovery. Among the recent NMR techniques to probe weak binding protein-ligand complexes we have critically evaluated the advantages and disadvantages of STD (Saturation Transfer Difference), WaterLOGSY (Water Ligand Observation with Gradient Spectroscopy), NOE pumping and DOSY-NOESY (Diffusion-Ordered NOESY) using a mixture of BSA (bovine serum albumin) plus salicylic acid, caffeine, citric acid, adipic acid and D-glucose. (author)

  4. LigandRFs: random forest ensemble to identify ligand-binding residues from sequence information alone

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    Chen, Peng

    2014-12-03

    Background Protein-ligand binding is important for some proteins to perform their functions. Protein-ligand binding sites are the residues of proteins that physically bind to ligands. Despite of the recent advances in computational prediction for protein-ligand binding sites, the state-of-the-art methods search for similar, known structures of the query and predict the binding sites based on the solved structures. However, such structural information is not commonly available. Results In this paper, we propose a sequence-based approach to identify protein-ligand binding residues. We propose a combination technique to reduce the effects of different sliding residue windows in the process of encoding input feature vectors. Moreover, due to the highly imbalanced samples between the ligand-binding sites and non ligand-binding sites, we construct several balanced data sets, for each of which a random forest (RF)-based classifier is trained. The ensemble of these RF classifiers forms a sequence-based protein-ligand binding site predictor. Conclusions Experimental results on CASP9 and CASP8 data sets demonstrate that our method compares favorably with the state-of-the-art protein-ligand binding site prediction methods.

  5. Chemistry of Marine Ligands and Siderophores

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    Vraspir, Julia M.; Butler, Alison

    2009-01-01

    Marine microorganisms are presented with unique challenges to obtain essential metal ions required to survive and thrive in the ocean. The production of organic ligands to complex transition metal ions is one strategy to both facilitate uptake of specific metals, such as iron, and to mitigate the potential toxic effects of other metal ions, such as copper. A number of important trace metal ions are complexed by organic ligands in seawater, including iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, and cad...

  6. Bound ligand motion in crystalline carboxypeptidase A.

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    Zhang, H; Bryant, R. G.

    1997-01-01

    Deuterium NMR spectra for the phenyl ring deuterons have been obtained for D-phenylalanine, L-phenylalanine, phenylacetic acid, and phenyl propionic acid in randomly oriented crystals of carboxypeptidase A as a function of water content. The spectra are analyzed using a two-site jump model for phenyl ring pi-flips when the ligand is bound to the protein, and the model includes the possibility that the ligand may exchange with isotropic or unbound environments within the crystal. Although the ...

  7. Flexible Ligand Docking Using Differential Evolution

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    Thomsen, René

    2003-01-01

    Molecular docking of biomolecules is becoming an increasingly important part in the process of developing new drugs, as well as searching compound databases for promising drug candidates. The docking of ligands to proteins can be formulated as an optimization problem where the task is to find the most favorable energetic conformation among the large space of possible protein-ligand complexes. Stochastic search methods, such as evolutionary algorithms (EAs), can be used to sample large search spa...

  8. Visualizing ligand molecules in twilight electron density

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    A software script is presented for facilitating the analysis and visual inspection of ligand molecules in the context of the electron-density maps calculated from experimental data associated with protein structures determined by X-ray crystallography. Three-dimensional models of protein structures determined by X-ray crystallography are based on the interpretation of experimentally derived electron-density maps. The real-space correlation coefficient (RSCC) provides an easily comprehensible, objective measure of the residue-based fit of atom coordinates to electron density. Among protein structure models, protein–ligand complexes are of special interest, given their contribution to understanding the molecular underpinnings of biological activity and to drug design. For consumers of such models, it is not trivial to determine the degree to which ligand-structure modelling is biased by subjective electron-density interpretation. A standalone script, Twilight, is presented for the analysis, visualization and annotation of a pre-filtered set of 2815 protein–ligand complexes deposited with the PDB as of 15 January 2012 with ligand RSCC values that are below a threshold of 0.6. It also provides simplified access to the visualization of any protein–ligand complex available from the PDB and annotated by the Uppsala Electron Density Server. The script runs on various platforms and is available for download at http://www.ruppweb.org/twilight//

  9. Modulating NHC catalysis with fluorine

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    Yannick P. Rey

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Fluorination often confers a range of advantages in modulating the conformation and reactivity of small molecule organocatalysts. By strategically introducing fluorine substituents, as part of a ?-fluoroamine motif, in a triazolium pre-catalyst, it was possible to modulate the behaviour of the corresponding N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC with minimal steric alterations to the catalyst core. In this study, the effect of hydrogen to fluorine substitution was evaluated as part of a molecular editing study. X-ray crystallographic analyses of a number of derivatives are presented and the conformations are discussed. Upon deprotonation, the fluorinated triazolium salts generate catalytically active N-heterocyclic carbenes, which can then participate in the enantioselective Steglich rearrangement of oxazolyl carbonates to C-carboxyazlactones (e.r. up to 87.0:13.0.

  10. Posttranslational regulation of Fas ligand function

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    Paulsen Maren

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The TNF superfamily member Fas ligand acts as a prototypic death factor. Due to its ability to induce apoptosis in Fas (APO-1, CD95 expressing cells, Fas ligand participates in essential effector functions of the immune system. It is involved in natural killer cell- and T cell-mediated cytotoxicity, the establishment of immune privilege, and in termination of immune responses by induction of activation-induced cell death. In addition, Fas ligand-positive tumours may evade immune surveillance by killing Fas-positive tumour-infiltrating cells. Given these strong cytotoxic capabilities of Fas ligand, it is obvious that its function has to be strictly regulated to avoid uncontrolled damage. In hematopoietic cells, the death factor is stored in secretory lysosomes and is mobilised to the immunological synapse only upon activation. The selective sorting to and the release from this specific lysosomal compartment requires interactions of the Fas ligand cytosolic moiety, which mediates binding to various adapter proteins involved in trafficking and cytoskeletal reorganisation. In addition, Fas ligand surface expression is further regulated by posttranslational ectodomain shedding and subsequent regulated intramembrane proteolysis, releasing a soluble ectodomain cytokine into the extracellular space and an N-terminal fragment with a potential role in intracellular signalling processes. Moreover, other posttranslational modifications of the cytosolic domain, including phosphorylation and ubiquitylation, have been described to affect various aspects of Fas ligand biology. Since FasL is regarded as a potential target for immunotherapy, the further characterisation of its biological regulation and function will be of great importance for the development and evaluation of future therapeutic strategies.

  11. Synthesis of azoimidazolium dyes with nitrous oxide.

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    Tskhovrebov, Alexander G; Naested, Lara C E; Solari, Euro; Scopelliti, Rosario; Severin, Kay

    2015-01-19

    A new method for the synthesis of industrially important azoimidazolium dyes is presented. The procedure is based on a reagent which is rarely used in the context of synthetic organic chemistry: nitrous oxide ("laughing gas"). N2O is first coupled to N-heterocyclic carbenes. Subsequent reaction with aromatic compounds through an AlCl3-induced C-H activation process provides azoimidazolium dyes in good yields. PMID:25420599

  12. Frustrated Lewis pair activation of an N-sulfinylamine: a source of sulfur monoxide.

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    Longobardi, Lauren E; Wolter, Vanessa; Stephan, Douglas W

    2015-01-12

    Inter- and intramolecular P/B frustrated Lewis pairs are shown to react with an N-sulfinylamine to form PNSOB linakages. These species can be regarded as phosphinimine-borane-stabilized sulfur monoxide complexes, and indeed these species act as sources of SO, effecting the oxidation of PPh3 and delivering SO to [RhCl(PPh3)3] and an N-heterocyclic carbene. PMID:25376102

  13. Enantioselective NHC-Catalyzed Redox [4 + 2]-Hetero-Diels-Alder Reactions Using ?,?-Unsaturated Trichloromethyl Ketones as Amide Equivalents.

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    Attaba, Nassilia; Taylor, James E; Slawin, Alexandra M Z; Smith, Andrew D

    2015-10-01

    ?,?-Unsaturated trichloromethyl ketones are suitable ?,?-unsaturated amide and ester equivalents in N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalyzed redox hetero-Diels-Alder reactions with azolium enolates generated from ?-aroyloxyaldehydes. The initially formed syn-dihydropyranone products can be isolated or can undergo ring-opening with benzylamine followed by aminolysis of the resulting CCl3 ketone to form a range of diamides with high diastereo- and enantioselectivity (up to >95:5 dr and >99% ee). PMID:26344498

  14. Asymmetric NHC-catalyzed aza-Diels-Alder reactions: Highly enantioselective route to ?-amino acid derivatives and DFT calculations

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    Yang, Limin

    2014-08-01

    A facile N-heterocyclic carbene catalytic enantioselective aza-Diels-Alder reaction of oxodiazenes with ?-chloroaldehydes as dienophile precursors is reported, with excellent enantioselectivity (ee > 99%) and excellent yield (up to 93%). DFT study showed that cis-TSa, formed from a top face approach of oxodiazene to cis-IIa, is the most favorable transition state and is consistent with the experimental observations. © 2014 American Chemical Society.

  15. Immobilisation of ligands by radio-derivatized polymers; Immobilisering av ligander med radioderiverte polymerer

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    Varga, J.M.; Fritsch, P.

    1995-01-30

    The invention relates to radio-derivatized polymers and a method of producing them by contacting non-polymerizable conjugands with radiolysable polymers in the presence of irradiation. The resulting radio-derivatized polymers can be further linked with ligand of organic or inorganic nature to immobilize such ligands. 2 figs., 5 tabs.

  16. A new class of PN3-pincer ligands for metal–ligand cooperative catalysis

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    Li, Huaifeng

    2014-12-01

    Work on a new class of PN3-pincer ligands for metal-ligand cooperative catalysis is reviewed. While the field of the pyridine-based PN3-transition metal pincer complexes is still relatively young, many important applications of these complexes have already emerged. In several cases, the PN3-pincer complexes for metal-ligand cooperative catalysis result in significantly improved or unprecedented activities. The synthesis and coordination chemistry of PN3-pincer ligands are briefly summarized first to cover the synthetic routes for their preparation, followed by a focus review on their applications in catalysis. A specific emphasis is placed on the later section about the role of PN3-pincer ligands\\' dearomatization-rearomatization steps during the catalytic cycles. The mechanistic insights from density functional theory (DFT) calculations are also discussed.

  17. Sliding tethered ligands add topological interactions to the toolbox of ligand-receptor design

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    Bauer, Martin; Kékicheff, Patrick; Iss, Jean; Fajolles, Christophe; Charitat, Thierry; Daillant, Jean; Marques, Carlos M.

    2015-09-01

    Adhesion in the biological realm is mediated by specific lock-and-key interactions between ligand-receptor pairs. These complementary moieties are ubiquitously anchored to substrates by tethers that control the interaction range and the mobility of the ligands and receptors, thus tuning the kinetics and strength of the binding events. Here we add sliding anchoring to the toolbox of ligand-receptor design by developing a family of tethered ligands for which the spacer can slide at the anchoring point. Our results show that this additional sliding degree of freedom changes the nature of the adhesive contact by extending the spatial range over which binding may sustain a significant force. By introducing sliding tethered ligands with self-regulating length, this work paves the way for the development of versatile and reusable bio-adhesive substrates with potential applications for drug delivery and tissue engineering.

  18. Organotellurium ligands - designing and complexation reactions

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    Ajai K Singh

    2002-08-01

    A variety of tellurium ligands has been designed and studied for their complexation reactions in the last decade. Of these hybrid telluroethers, halotellurium ligands and polytellurides are the most notable ones. RTe- and polytelluride ions have also been used to design clusters. Ligation of ditelluroethers and several hybrid telluroethers is extensively studied in our laboratories. The ditelluroether ligand RTeCH2TeR (where R = 4-MeOC6H4) (1), similar to dppm [1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino) methane], has been synthesized in good yield ($\\sim80%$) by reacting CHCl3 with RTe- (generated in situ by borohydride reduction of R2Te2). Iodine reacts with 1 to give tetra-iodo derivative, which has intermolecular Te$\\cdots$I interactions resulting in a macro structure containing rectangular Te-I$\\cdots$Te bridges. 1 readily forms four membered rings with Pd(II) and Ru(II). On the formation of this chelate ring, the signal in 125Te NMR spectra shifts significantly upfield (50-60 ppm). The bridging mode of 1 has been shown in [Ru(-cymene)Cl2]($\\mu$-1)[Ru(-cymene)Cl2]. The hybrid telluroether ligands explored are of the types (Te$_x$, S$_y$), (Te$_x$, N$_y$) and (Te$_x$, O$_y$). The tellurium donor site has strong trans influence, which is manifested more strongly in square planar complexes of palladium(II). The morpholine N-donor site has been found to have weaker donor characteristics in (Te$_x$, N$_y$) ligands than pyridine and alkylamine donor sites of analogous ligands. The singlet oxygen readily oxidises the coordinated Te. This oxidation follows first order kinetics. The complexation reaction of RuCl3.H2O with N-[2-(4-methoxyphenyltelluro)ethyl]phthalimide (2) results in a novel (Te, N, O)-heterocycle, Te-chloro,Te-anisyl-1a-aza-4-oxa-3-tellura-1H, 2H, 4aH-9 fluorenone. The (Te, O) ligands can be used as hemilabile ligands, the oxygen atom temporarily protects the vacant coordination site before the arrival of the substrate. The chelate shifts observed in 125Te NMR spectra of metal complexes of Te-ligands have a close parallel to those of 31P NMR. For the formation of fivemembered rings, the value is positive and of the order of 130 ppm whereas for sixmembered rings it is negative and ?30 ppm only.

  19. Ligand-responsive RNA mechanical switches.

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    Boerneke, Mark A; Hermann, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Ligand-responsive RNA mechanical switches represent a new class of simple switching modules that adopt well-defined ligand-free and bound conformational states, distinguishing them from metabolite-sensing riboswitches. Initially discovered in the internal ribosome entry site (IRES) of hepatitis C virus (HCV), these RNA switch motifs were found in the genome of diverse other viruses. Although large variations are seen in sequence and local secondary structure of the switches, their function in viral translation initiation that requires selective ligand recognition is conserved. We recently determined the crystal structure of an RNA switch from Seneca Valley virus (SVV) which is able to functionally replace the switch of HCV. The switches from both viruses recognize identical cognate ligands despite their sequence dissimilarity. Here, we describe the discovery of 7 new switches in addition to the previously established 5 examples. We highlight structural and functional features unique to this class of ligand-responsive RNA mechanical switches and discuss implications for therapeutic development and the construction of RNA nanostructures. PMID:26158858

  20. Controlling Gold Nanoclusters by Diphospine Ligands

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    Chen, Jing; Zhang, Qianfan; Bonaccorso, Timary A.; Williard, Paul G.; Wang, Lai S.

    2014-01-08

    We report the synthesis and structure determination of a new Au22 nanocluster coordinated by six bidentate diphosphine ligands: 1,8-bis(diphenylphosphino) octane (L8 for short). Single crystal x-ray crystallography and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry show that the cluster assembly is neutral and can be formulated as Au22(L8)6. The Au22 core consists of two Au11 units clipped together by four L8 ligands, while the additional two ligands coordinate to each Au11 unit in a bidentate fashion. Eight gold atoms at the interface of the two Au11 units are not coordinated by any ligands. Four short gold-gold distances (2.64?2.65 Å) are observed at the interface of the two Au11 clusters as a result of the clamping force of the four clipping ligands and strong electronic interactions. The eight uncoordinated surface gold atoms in the Au22(L8)6 nanocluster are unprecedented in atom-precise gold nanoparticles and can be considered as potential in-situ active sites for catalysis.

  1. Dockomatic - automated ligand creation and docking

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    Hampikian Greg

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The application of computational modeling to rationally design drugs and characterize macro biomolecular receptors has proven increasingly useful due to the accessibility of computing clusters and clouds. AutoDock is a well-known and powerful software program used to model ligand to receptor binding interactions. In its current version, AutoDock requires significant amounts of user time to setup and run jobs, and collect results. This paper presents DockoMatic, a user friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI application that eases and automates the creation and management of AutoDock jobs for high throughput screening of ligand to receptor interactions. Results DockoMatic allows the user to invoke and manage AutoDock jobs on a single computer or cluster, including jobs for evaluating secondary ligand interactions. It also automates the process of collecting, summarizing, and viewing results. In addition, DockoMatic automates creation of peptide ligand .pdb files from strings of single-letter amino acid abbreviations. Conclusions DockoMatic significantly reduces the complexity of managing multiple AutoDock jobs by facilitating ligand and AutoDock job creation and management.

  2. Study of the factors supporting the selective complexation of the trivalent lanthanide and actinide ions

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    In order to obtain clear-cut information on the factors which favour the discrimination between trivalent actinides and lanthanides, we investigated the complexation of the tris(cyclopentadienyl) Ce(III) and U(III) compounds, (RCp)3M (R = tBu, SiMe3), with a series of monocyclic azines with distinct Lewis basicity and reduction potential. Coordination of pyrazine and 4,4' and 2,2'-bipyridines on the (RCp)3M complexes has also been studied. Of major interest is the reversible oxidation of the (RCp)3U species into the uranium(IV) [(RCp)3U]2(pyz) complexes by pyrazine. The presence of cooperativity in the binding of the cyclopentadienyl groups by U(III), due to late appearance of back-bonding, leads to a greater stabilization of the uranium(III) complexes. Complexation of the species Cp*2MI (M = Ce, U) by 2,2'-bipyridine, phenanthroline and ter-pyridine affords the adducts [Cp*2M(L)]I. For L = bipy and terpy, these compounds are reduced into Cp*2M(L). The magnetic data for [Cp*2M(terpy)]I and Cp*2M(terpy) are consistent with Ce(III) and U(III) species, with the formulation Cp*2MIII(terpy). An electron transfer reaction between these species was observed in NMR. Reactions of the [Cp*2M(terpy)]I and Cp*2M(terpy) complexes with H and H+ donor reagents lead to a clear differentiation of these trivalent ions. We studied the coordination of the stable N-heterocyclic carbene and isonitrile molecules on (RCp)3M and Cp*2MI; competition reactions and comparison of the crystal structures of the carbene compounds reveal the much better affinity of the NHC and tBuNC ligands for the 5f rather than for the 4f ion. (authors)

  3. Ruthenium—Arene Complexes Derived from NHC•CO2 and NHC•CS2 Zwitterionic Adducts and Their Use in Olefin Metathesis

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    Delaude, Lionel; Demonceau, Albert

    A range of imidazol(in)ium-2-carboxylates and -dithiocarboxylates bearing alkyl or aryl groups on their nitrogen atoms were prepared by reacting the corresponding N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) with either carbon dioxide or carbon disulfide. All the zwitterionic products were characterized by various analytical techniques, including thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Their ability to act as NHC ligand precursors for in situ catalytic applications was investigated in the ruthenium-promoted ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of cyclo-octene. Upon exposure to the [RuCl2(p-cymene)]2 dimer, the NHC CO2 adducts readily dissociated to generate [RuCl2(p-cymene)(NHC)] complexes that were highly active catalyst precursors for olefin metathesis. Conversely, the NHC CS2 betaines retained their zwitterionic nature and led to new cationic complexes of the [RuCl(p-cymene)(NHC CS2)]+PF6 - type that were devoid of any significant catalytic activity in the reaction under consideration

  4. Coordinatively unsaturated ruthenium complexes as efficient alkyneazide cycloaddition catalysts

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    Lamberti, Marina

    2012-01-23

    The performance of 16-electron ruthenium complexes with the general formula Cp*Ru(L)X (in which L = phosphine or N-heterocyclic carbene ligand; X = Cl or OCH2CF3) was explored in azidealkyne cycloaddition reactions that afford the 1,2,3- triazole products. The scope of the Cp*Ru(PiPr 3)Cl precatalyst was investigated for terminal alkynes leading to new 1,5-disubstituted 1,2,3-triazoles in high yields. Mechanistic studies were conducted and revealed a number of proposed intermediates. Cp*Ru- (PiPr3)(2-HCCPh)Cl was observed and characterized by 1H, 13C, and 31P NMR at temperatures between 273 and 213 K. A rare example of N,N-?2-phosphazide complex, Cp*Ru(?2- iPr3PN3Bn)Cl, was fully characterized, and a single-crystal X-ray diffraction structure was obtained. DFT calculations describe a complete map of the catalytic reactivity with phenylacetylene and/or benzylazide. © 2012 American Chemical Society.

  5. Ru-?(6) -arene cations [{(Ph2 PC6 H4 )2 B(?(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(?(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(?(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 ?(6) -arene ring. PMID:24616079

  6. Physical limit to concentration sensing amid spurious ligands

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    Mora, Thierry

    2015-01-01

    To adapt their behaviour in changing environments, cells sense concentrations by binding external ligands to their receptors. However, incorrect ligands may bind nonspecifically to receptors, and when their concentration is large, this binding activity may interfere with the sensing of the ligand of interest. Here, I derive analytically the physical limit to the accuracy of concentration sensing amid a large number of interfering ligands. A scaling transition is found when the mean bound time of correct ligands is twice that of incorrect ligands. I discuss how the physical bound can be approached by a cascade of receptor states generalizing kinetic proof-reading schemes.

  7. The first scorpionate ligand based on diazaphosphole.

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    Mlate?ek, Martin; Dostál, Libor; R?ži?ková, Zde?ka; Honzí?ek, Jan; Holubová, Jana; Erben, Milan

    2015-11-18

    The reaction of PhBCl2 with 1H-1,2,4-?(3)-diazaphosphole in the presence of NEt3 gives a new scorpionate ligand, phenyl-tris(1,2,4-diazaphospholyl)borate (PhTdap). The coordination behaviour of this ligand toward transition and non-transition metals has been comprehensively studied. In the thallium(i) complex, Tl(PhTdap), ?(2)-N,N bonding supported with intramolecular ?(3)-phenyl coordination has been observed in the solid state. Tl(PhTdap) also shows unusual intermolecular ?-interactions between five-membered diazaphosphole rings and the thallium atom giving infinite molecular chains in the crystal. In the square planar complex [Pd(C,N-C6H4CH2NMe2)(PhTdap)], ?(2)-bonded scorpionate has been detected in both solution and in the solid state. For other studied compounds with the central metal ion Ti(iv), Mo(ii), Mn(i), Fe(ii), Ru(ii), Co(ii), Co(iii), Ni(ii) and Cd(ii), the ?(3)-N,N,N coordination pattern was observed. Electronic properties of PhTdap and its ligand-field strength were elucidated from UV-Vis spectra of transition-metal species. The CH/P replacement on going from tris(pyrazolyl)borate to the ligand PhTdap causes a slight increase in electronic density rendered to the central metal atom. The following order of ligand-field strength has been established: HB(3,5-Me2pz)3 PhB(pz)3 PhB(1,2,4-triazolyl) < PhTdap. The crystal structures of ten metal complexes bearing the new ligand are reported. The possibility of PhTdap coordination through the phosphorus atom is also briefly discussed. PMID:26537349

  8. Ligand Intermediates in Metal-Catalyzed Reactions

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    Gladysz, John A.

    1999-07-31

    The longest-running goal of this project has been the synthesis, isolation, and physical chemical characterization of homogeneous transition metal complexes containing ligand types believed to be intermediates in the metal-catalyzed conversion of CO/H{sub 2}, CO{sub 2}, CH{sub 4}, and similar raw materials to organic fuels, feedstocks, etc. In the current project period, complexes that contain unusual new types of C{sub x}(carbide) and C{sub x}O{sub y} (carbon oxide) ligands have been emphasized. A new program in homogeneous fluorous phase catalysis has been launched as described in the final report.

  9. A versatile dinucleating ligand containing sulfonamide groups

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    Sundberg, Jonas; Witt, Hannes

    2014-01-01

    Copper, iron, and gallium coordination chemistries of the new pentadentate bis-sulfonamide ligand 2,6-bis(N-2-pyridylmethylsulfonamido)-4-methylphenol (psmpH3) were investigated. PsmpH3 is capable of varying degrees of deprotonation, and notably, complexes containing the fully trideprotonated ligand can be prepared in aqueous solutions using only divalent metal ions. Two of the copper(II) complexes, [Cu2(psmp)(OH)] and [Cu2(psmp)(OAc)2]-, demonstrate the anticipated 1:2 ligand/metal stoichiometry and show that the dimetallic binding site created for exogenous ligands possesses high inherent flexibility since additional one- and three-atom bridging ligands bridge the two copper(II) ions in each complex, respectively. This gives rise to a difference of 0.4 Å in the Cu···Cu distances. Complexes with 2:3 and 2:1 ligand/metal stoichiometries for the divalent and trivalent metal ions, respectively, were observed in [Cu3(psmp)2(H 2O)] and [M(psmpH)(psmpH2)], where M = GaIII, FeIII. The deprotonated tridentate N-2-pyridylsulfonylmethylphenolato moieties chelate the metal ions in a meridional fashion, whereas in [Cu 3(psmp)2(H2O)] the rare ?2-N- sulfonamido bridging coordination mode is observed. In the bis-ligand mononuclear complexes, one picolyl arm of each ligand is protonated and uncoordinated. Magnetic susceptibility measurements on the doubly and triply bridged dicopper(II) complexes indicate strong and medium strength antiferromagnetic coupling interactions, with J = 234 cm-1 and 115 cm-1 for [Cu2(psmp)(OH)] and [Cu2(psmp)(OAc) 2]-, respectively (in HHDvV =...+JS 1S2 convention). The trinuclear [Cu3(psmp) 2(H2O)], in which the central copper ion is linked to two flanking copper atoms by two ?2-N-sulfonamido bridges and two phenoxide bridges shows an overall magnetic behavior of antiferromagnetic coupling. This is corroborated computationally by broken-symmetry density functional theory, which for isotropic modeling of the coupling predicts an antiferromagnetic coupling strength of J = 70.5 cm-1. © 2014 American Chemical Society.

  10. Formation and Reactions of Tetracarbonyl Intermediates of the Fischer Carbene Complex (CO)5W=C(OMe)Ph : A Laser Flash Photolysis Study Using Time-Resolved Infrared and UV/Vis Spectroscopy

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    Gut, Hans-Peter; Welte, Nicolas; Link, Uwe; Fischer, Helmut; Steiner, Ulrich

    2000-01-01

    The results of nanosecond laser flash photolysis (XeCl excimer irradiation at 308 nm) of the Fischer carbene complex [(CO)5W=C(OMe)Ph] (CZ) in di-n-butyl ether and n-hexane are reported. Spectrokinetical detection of the intermediates was based on transient absorptions simulaneously recorded in the UV/vis and the IR spectral regions. The primary photoproducts are the unstable isomer CE produced with a quantum yield of about 30% and a tetracarbonyl complex I-S, probably of structure [(CO)4(S)W...

  11. Ligand iron catalysts for selective hydrogenation

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    Casey, Charles P. (Madison, WI); Guan, Hairong (Cincinnati, OH)

    2010-11-16

    Disclosed are iron ligand catalysts for selective hydrogenation of aldehydes, ketones and imines. A catalyst such as dicarbonyl iron hydride hydroxycyclopentadiene) complex uses the OH on the five member ring and hydrogen linked to the iron to facilitate hydrogenation reactions, particularly in the presence of hydrogen gas.

  12. Serotonin receptor and transporter ligands - current status.

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    Oh, S J; Ha, H J; Chi, D Y; Lee, H K

    2001-07-01

    The serotonin (5-HT) receptor system has 14 different subtypes classified by pharmacology and function. Many ligands are widely used for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes in some severe human diseases. Most of the ligands that are specific for each 5-HT receptor have distinctive chemical structures with regard to pharmacophore elements including 4-arylpiperazine, benzimidazole, benzamide, chroman, aminopyridazine, tetralin, and polycycles. However, their affinity and selectivity for 5-HT, dopamine and alpha1 receptors depend on their substituents and linker spacers. 5-HT transporter inhibitors have also been developed as potential antidepressants. In contrast to classical tricyclic compounds, newly developed secondary amine derivatives such as paroxetine and tetralin show high binding affinity and selectivity. Radioisotope-labeled ligands have also been developed, including [carbonyl-(11)C]WAY 100635 for 5-HT1A receptor, [(11C) or (18)F]ketanserine derivatives for 5-HT(2) receptor, [(125)I]DAIZAC for 5-HT(3) receptor, and [123I]IDAM for 5-HT transporter, and these are accumulated in brain regions that are rich in the respective receptors. This review summarizes the recent development of 5-HT receptor- and transporter-specific ligands and their pharmacological properties on the basis of their chemical structures. PMID:11472239

  13. Polyfluoroalkylated tripyrazolylmethane ligands: Synthesis and complexes.

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    Skalická, V.; Rybá?ková, M.; Skalický, M.; Kví?alová, Magdalena; Cva?ka, Josef; B?ezinová, Anna; ?ejka, J.; Kví?ala, J.

    2011-01-01

    Ro?. 132, ?. 7 (2011), s. 434-440. ISSN 0022-1139 R&D Projects: GA MŠk ME 857; GA MŠk ME09114 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40320502; CEZ:AV0Z40550506 Keywords : tripyrazolylmethane * Tpm * tripyrazolylethanol * fluorinated * perfluoroalkylation * ligand Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry Impact factor: 2.033, year: 2011

  14. Nanoparticle ligand presentation for targeting solid tumors.

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    Duskey, Jason T; Rice, Kevin G

    2014-10-01

    Among the many scientific advances to come from the study of nanoscience, the development of ligand-targeted nanoparticles to eliminate solid tumors is predicted to have a major impact on human health. There are many reports describing novel designs and testing of targeted nanoparticles to treat cancer. While the principles of the technology are well demonstrated in controlled lab experiments, there are still many hurdles to overcome for the science to mature into truly efficacious targeted nanoparticles that join the arsenal of agents currently used to treat cancer in humans. One of these hurdles is overcoming unwanted biodistribution to the liver while maximizing delivery to the tumor. This almost certainly requires advances in both nanoparticle stealth technology and targeting. Currently, it continues to be a challenge to control the loading of ligands onto polyethylene glycol (PEG) to achieve maximal targeting. Nanoparticle cellular uptake and subcellular targeting of genes and siRNA also remain a challenge. This review examines the types of ligands that have been most often used to target nanoparticles to solid tumors. As the science matures over the coming decade, careful control over ligand presentation on nanoparticles of precise size, shape, and charge will likely play a major role in achieving success. PMID:24927668

  15. Catecholamide 'H shape' ligands as actinide chelators

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    A new catecholamide actinide chelator for application to both biological and environmental decontamination has been designed, synthesized, and tested. Overall, optimum actinide removal was observed in the pH range 6-7 where up to 95% of the actinide was removed in only one contact with the ligand, which was loaded on Amberlite XAD-4 resin. (orig.)

  16. Ammonia formation by metal-ligand cooperative hydrogenolysis of a nitrido ligand

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    Askevold, Bjorn; Nieto, Jorge Torres; Tussupbayev, Samat; Diefenbach, Martin; Herdtweck, Eberhardt; Holthausen, Max C.; Schneider, Sven

    2011-07-01

    Bioinspired hydrogenation of N2 to ammonia at ambient conditions by stepwise nitrogen protonation/reduction with metal complexes in solution has experienced remarkable progress. In contrast, the highly desirable direct hydrogenation with H2 remains difficult. In analogy to the heterogeneously catalysed Haber-Bosch process, such a reaction is conceivable via metal-centred N2 splitting and unprecedented hydrogenolysis of the nitrido ligands to ammonia. We report the synthesis of a ruthenium(IV) nitrido complex. The high nucleophilicity of the nitrido ligand is demonstrated by unusual N-C coupling with ?-acidic CO. Furthermore, the terminal nitrido ligand undergoes facile hydrogenolysis with H2 at ambient conditions to produce ammonia in high yield. Kinetic and quantum chemical examinations of this reaction suggest cooperative behaviour of a phosphorus-nitrogen-phosphorus pincer ligand in rate-determining heterolytic hydrogen splitting.

  17. Therapeutic targeting of pancreatic cancer utilizing sigma-2 ligands

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    Hornick, John R; Spitzer, Dirk; Goedegebuure, Peter; Mach, Robert H; William G. Hawkins

    2012-01-01

    One major barrier in the development of pancreas cancer therapeutics is the selective delivery of the drugs to their cellular targets. We have developed previously several sigma-2 ligands and reported the discovery of a component of the receptor for these ligands. Several sigma-2 ligands have been shown to trigger apoptosis in pancreas cancer cells. More importantly sigma-2 ligands are internalized rapidly by the cancer cells, and are capable of delivering other small molecule therapeutics. H...

  18. Tuning the catalytic properties of rare earth borohydrides for the polymerisation of isoprene.

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    Bonnet, Fanny; Jones, Chloe E; Semlali, Sanaa; Bria, Marc; Roussel, Pascal; Visseaux, Marc; Arnold, Polly L

    2013-01-21

    Previous results obtained for the cis-polymerisation of isoprene with scandium half-sandwich complex Cp*Sc(BH(4))(2)(THF) 1a were extended to its neodymium analog. The X-ray structure of the already reported neodymium monomer compound Cp*Nd(BH(4))(2)(THF)(2) 1b is presented. Cp*Nd(BH(4))(2)(THF)(2)/[CPh(3)][B(C(6)F(5))(4)]/Al((i)Bu)(3) catalytic system was found to be very active and stereoselective towards isoprene polymerisation, leading to highly 1,4-cis polyisoprene up to 92%. The effect on isoprene polymerisation of the addition of a NHC molecule to Cp*Ln(BH(4))(2)(THF)(n) pre-catalyst (Cp* = ?(5)-C(5)Me(5), Ln = Sc, n = 1, 1a; Nd, n = 2, 1b; Sm, n = 2, 1c) or to a trisborohydride Ln(BH(4))(3)(THF)(n) (Ln = Sc, n = 1.5, 2a; Nd, n = 3, 2b; Sm, n = 3, 2c) was also studied. Several NHC ligands were assessed: the classical [1-C{(N(t)BuCH)}(2)] (L(1)) and functional N-heterocyclic carbenes, two amino-tethered HNBu(t)CH(2)CH(2)[1-C{N(CHCH)NR}] (HL(2-R)) (R = (t)Bu, Mes (Mes = 2,4,6-Me(3)-C(6)H(2))) and the hydroxyl-tethered HOCMe(2)CH(2)[1-C{N(CHCH)N(i)Pr}] (HL(3)). Neodymium-based complex (L(2-tBu))Nd(BH(4))(2)(THF)(2) 3 could be isolated and characterized. With some of the catalytic combinations tested, the introduction of the NHC ligand in the coordination sphere of the complex induces a switch of the stereoselectivity of the resulting polymer. Scandium complex 2a, which produces mainly 1,4-cis polyisoprene when associated to a borate activator and aluminum alkyl, leads to 1,4-trans polymer up to 94% regular when HL(2-tBu) carbene is added to the same reaction mixture. This result is the only example of highly trans-polyisoprene synthesized with a scandium based catalyst. Coordination of the carbene moiety to the rare earth centre is confirmed by NMR studies on paramagnetic neodymium pre-catalysts. PMID:23202137

  19. Mixed ligand complexation of praseodymium(III) with some mercapto ligands- a potentiometric study

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    Systems of Pr(III) ion 2MPG-MSA (N-2-mercapto propionyl glycine -mercapto succinic acid) and Pr(III) ion-2MPG-NALC ( N-acetyl-L-cystein) were studied by pH titration method by maintaining metal : primary ligand: secondary ligand ratio as 1:5:5 (M ? X = Y) and their stability constants are reported. (author). 13 refs., 2 tabs

  20. New pinene-derived pyridines as bidentate chiral ligands.

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    Malkov, A. V.; Stewart-Liddon, A.; Teplý, Filip; Kobr, L.; Muir, K. W.; Haigh, D.; Ko?ovský, P.

    2008-01-01

    Ro?. 64, ?. 18 (2008), s. 4011-4025. ISSN 0040-4020 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40550506 Keywords : chiral ligands * transition metal catalysis * asymmetric catalysis * pyridine ligands * oxazoline ligands Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry Impact factor: 2.897, year: 2008

  1. Fullerenes as a new type of ligands for transition metals

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    Fullerenes are considered as ligands in transition metal ?-complexes. The following aspects are discussed: metals able to form ?-complexes with fullerenes (Zr, V, Ta, Mo, W, Re, Ru, etc.); haptic numbers; homo- and hetero ligand complexes; ligand compatibility with fullerenes for different metals, including fullerenes with a disturbed structure of conjugation

  2. Contemporary paradigms for cholinergic ligand design guided by biological structure

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    Taylor, Palmer; Hansen, Scott B; Talley, Todd T; Hibbs, Ryan E; Radi?, Zoran

    2004-01-01

    The identification of the various nicotinic receptor subtypes, when coupled with the recent development of three-dimensional structures of surrogate extracellular receptor domains, offers new opportunities to design nicotinic ligands. Conformation and fluctuations in receptor structure are critical to ligand selectivity, and we present here how a flexible receptor template can be used in the development of selective ligands affecting cholinergic neurotransmission.

  3. Ligand Surface Chemistry Dictates Light Emission from Nanocrystals.

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    Krause, Michael M; Jethi, Lakshay; Mack, Timothy G; Kambhampati, Patanjali

    2015-11-01

    There are several contradictory accounts of the changes to the emissive behavior of semiconductor nanocrystal upon a ligand exchange from trioctylphosphine/cadmium-phosphonates passivation to N-butylamine. This communication explains the contradictory accounts of this reaction using new insights into ligand chemistry. Also, a previously unknown link between surface emission and cadmium-phosphonate (Z-type) ligands is shown. PMID:26538044

  4. Use of tetradentate monoanionic ligands for stabilizing reactive metal complexes.

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    Chomitz, Wayne A; Arnold, John

    2009-01-01

    Ligand scaffolding: The chemist's ability to choose from a wide range of supporting ligands is an important factor in designing new metal complexes. The introduction of new ligand scaffolds with different donor types and coordination numbers allows for the expansion of reaction chemistry at metal centers. This article surveys the use of the tetradentate monoanionic (TMDA) ligands (shown here) with main-group, transition-metal, and f-block elements. Supporting ligand design has played a vital role in the development of coordination and organometallic chemistry. A myriad of ligands with varying charge, donor-type, and denticity have been explored in this realm. A ligand type that has garnered recent attention involves a tetradentate monoanionic (TDMA) framework. TDMA ligands have been used with p-, d-, and f-block elements to form an array of interesting new complexes with applications ranging from bioinorganic chemistry to catalysis. Complexes incorporating TDMA ligands have been shown to stabilize reactive low-valent and cationic species. Functionalized beta-diiminato and TACN derivatives as well as tripodal ligands featuring both hard sigma-donors as well as "mixed-donors" are covered in this review. The synthetic challenges associated with the implementation of each ligand set are discussed. PMID:19160435

  5. Ligand-specific conformational changes in the alpha1 glycine receptor ligand-binding domain

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    Pless, Stephan Alexander; Lynch, Joseph W

    2009-01-01

    Understanding the activation mechanism of Cys loop ion channel receptors is key to understanding their physiological and pharmacological properties under normal and pathological conditions. The ligand-binding domains of these receptors comprise inner and outer beta-sheets and structural studies indicate that channel opening is accompanied by conformational rearrangements in both beta-sheets. In an attempt to resolve ligand-dependent movements in the ligand-binding domain, we employed voltage-clamp fluorometry on alpha1 glycine receptors to compare changes mediated by the agonist, glycine, and by the antagonist, strychnine. Voltage-clamp fluorometry involves labeling introduced cysteines with environmentally sensitive fluorophores and inferring structural rearrangements from ligand-induced fluorescence changes. In the inner beta-sheet, we labeled residues in loop 2 and in binding domain loops D and E. At each position, strychnine and glycine induced distinct maximal fluorescence responses. The pre-M1 domain responded similarly; at each of four labeled positions glycine produced a strong fluorescence signal, whereas strychnine did not. This suggests that glycine induces conformational changes in the inner beta-sheet and pre-M1 domain that may be important for activation, desensitization, or both. In contrast, most labeled residues in loops C and F yielded fluorescence changes identical in magnitude for glycine and strychnine. A notable exception was H201C in loop C. This labeled residue responded differently to glycine and strychnine, thus underlining the importance of loop C in ligand discrimination. These results provide an important step toward mapping the domains crucial for ligand discrimination in the ligand-binding domain of glycine receptors and possibly other Cys loop receptors.

  6. Polarographic studies of mixed ligand complexes of copper(II) and cadmium(II) with oxalic acid and succinic acid as primary ligands and 2-amino-3-hydroxypyridine as secondary ligand

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    The mixed ligand complexes of CuII and CdII with AHP as a secondary ligand and oxalic acid (OX) and succinic acid (SUCC) as primary ligands are studied using polarographic technique. (author). 9 refs., 1 tab

  7. Novel P,N-bidentate phosphite ligands in asymmetric catalysis.

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    Gavrilov, Konstantin N; Bondarev, Oleg G; Korostylev, Andrei V; Polosukhin, Alexei I; Tsarev, Vassily N; Kadilnikov, Nikolay E; Lyubimov, Sergey E; Shiryaev, Alexei A; Zheglov, Sergey V; Gais, Hans-Joachim; Davankov, Vadim A

    2003-01-01

    Results achieved by the authors in the synthesis of chiral P,N-phosphite ligands are summarized. Three groups of new chiral P,N-phosphites are discussed, namely, ligands derived from 1,1'-bi-2-naphthol, ligands possessing an acyclic phosphorus center, and P*-chiral ligands derived from (S)-2-anilinomethylpyrrolidine. An overview of complexation of the ligands with Rh(I) and Pd(II) precursors is given. Accessibility and stability of chiral phosphite ligands possessing acyclic phosphorus was analyzed for the first time along with their efficiency in terms of stereoselectivity. The title ligands are shown to be highly efficient in the Pd-catalyzed allylic alkylation (up to 85% ee) and, especially, allylic sulfonylation (up to 97% ee) reactions in certain cases outperformed all known catalytic systems. PMID:12884380

  8. Measuring TGF-? Ligand Dynamics in Culture Medium.

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    Feng, Zipei; Zi, Zhike; Liu, Xuedong

    2016-01-01

    TGF-? plays an important role in a myriad of cell activities including differentiation, proliferation, and growth arrest. These effects are influenced by the concentration of TGF-? in the surrounding milieu, which is interpreted by mammalian cells and subsequently translated into meaningful signals that guide their proliferation, survival, or death. To predict cellular responses to TGF-ß signaling based on molecular mechanisms, it is important to consider how cells respond to different ligand doses and how variations in ligand exposure impact Smad signaling dynamics and subsequent gene expression. Here we describe methods to measure TGF-? concentration in the environment and approaches to perturb cellular TGF-? exposure to gain a quantitative understanding of signaling dynamics of this pathway. PMID:26520139

  9. Ligand diffusion in globins: Simulations versus Experiment

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    Elber, Ron

    2010-01-01

    Computer simulations in molecular biophysics describe in atomic detail structure, dynamics, and function of biological macromolecules. To assess the quality of these models and to pick up new mechanisms, comparisons with experimental measurements are made. Most comparisons examine thermodynamic and average structural properties. Here we discuss studies of dynamics and fluctuations in a protein. The diffusion of a small ligand between internal cavities in myoglobin, and its escape to solvent a...

  10. LIGAND database for enzymes, compounds and reactions.

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    Goto, S; Nishioka, T.; Kanehisa, M

    1999-01-01

    LIGAND is a composite database consisting of three sections and containing the information of chemical substances, chemical reactions and enzymes that catalyze reactions. The COMPOUND section is a collection of metabolic compounds, as well as macromolecules, chemical elements and other chemical substances in a living cell. The ENZYME section is a collection of all known enzymatic reactions, together with the information of enzyme molecules, classified according to the EC (Enzyme Commission) n...

  11. The ligands of CXCR4 in vascularization

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    Tuchscheerer, Nancy

    2012-01-01

    The formation of a functional and integrated vascular network is a basic process in the growth and maintenance of tissues and can be established by two forms of blood vessel growth in adults: angiogenesis and arteriogenesis. In this study, the ligands of the chemokine receptor CXCR4 and its role in angiogenesis (represented by the experimental myocardial infarction) and arteriogenesis (represented by the murine hind limb ischemia model) was investigated. The first approach identified the CXCL...

  12. Homogeneous catalytic oxidation : a ligand approach

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    Zondervan, Charon,

    1997-01-01

    Katalyse is overal. Maar wat betekent dat? Een katalysator is een chemische verbinding, die een reactie doet plaatsvinden, die zonder katalysator niet of nauwelijka verloopt. In het geval van homogene katalyse (wanneer de gehele reactie zich in oplossing afspeelt) bestaat de katalysator meestal uit twee delen: een metaal en één of meer liganden. De gekatalyseerde reactie vindt plaats op het metaal stoom. Het ligand, een organisch molecuul, kan bepaalde eigenschappen van het metaal beïnvloeden...

  13. Dockomatic - automated ligand creation and docking

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    Hampikian Greg; McDougal Owen M; Jacob Reed B; Bullock Casey W; Andersen Tim

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background The application of computational modeling to rationally design drugs and characterize macro biomolecular receptors has proven increasingly useful due to the accessibility of computing clusters and clouds. AutoDock is a well-known and powerful software program used to model ligand to receptor binding interactions. In its current version, AutoDock requires significant amounts of user time to setup and run jobs, and collect results. This paper presents DockoMatic, a user frie...

  14. Nanoparticle Ligand Presentation for Targeting Solid Tumors

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    Duskey, Jason T.; Rice, Kevin G.

    2014-01-01

    Among the many scientific advances to come from the study of nanoscience, the development of ligand-targeted nanoparticles to eliminate solid tumors is predicted to have a major impact on human health. There are many reports describing novel designs and testing of targeted nanoparticles to treat cancer. While the principles of the technology are well demonstrated in controlled lab experiments, there are still many hurdles to overcome for the science to mature into truly efficacious targeted n...

  15. Tumor therapy with metal ligand complexes?

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    As a model for foreseen experiments with the ?-emitting radioisotope 225Ac, biokinetical studies have been accomplished with Yb-metal ligand complexes at tumor bearing mice. The results, in particular, the tumor/blood and tumor/bone ratios proved to be strongly dependent on the ligand (citric acid, nitrilotriacetic acid, hydroxyethylenediaminetriacetic acid) choosed. Generally, the tumor accumulation is higher as the stability of the metal ligand complex is lower. In case of the hydroxyethylene-diaminetriacetic acid complex the bone activity decreases remarkably in the period of about 3 days p.i. resulting in a bone dose reduction of 1/59 compared to the citrate complex. Premedication of the animal with 1 mg/kg Y-citrate suppressed specifically the bone uptake of Yb-citrat to a factor of 1/90. The results of these model experiments were used to estimate an expected dose distribution for 225Ac assuming a chemically and biologically similar behaviour of this element as Yb. (orig.)

  16. Separation of tryptophan enantiomers by ligand-exchange chromatography with novel chiral ionic liquids ligand.

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    Qing, Haiqun; Jiang, Xinyu; Yu, Jingang

    2014-03-01

    Chiral ionic liquids (CILs) with amino acids as cations have been applied as novel chiral ligands coordinated with Cu(2+) to separate tryptophan enantiomers in ligand exchange chromatography. Four kinds of amino acid ionic liquids, including [L-Pro][CF3COO], [L-Pro][NO3], [L-Pro]2[SO4], and [L-Phe][CF3COO] were successfully synthesized and used for separation of tryptophan enantiomers. To optimize the separation conditions, [L-Pro][CF3COO] was selected as the model ligand. Some factors influencing the efficiency of chiral separation, such as copper ion concentration, CILs concentration, methanol ratio (methanol/H2O, v/v), and pH, were investigated. The obtained optimal separation conditions were as follows: 8.0 mmol/L Cu(OAc)2, 4.0 mmol/L [L-Pro][CF3COO], and 20% (v/v) methanol at pH 3.6. Under the optimum conditions, acceptable enantioseparation of tryptophan enantiomers could be observed with a resolution of 1.89. The results demonstrate the good applicability of CILs with amino acids as cations for chiral separation. Furthermore, a comparative study was also conducted for exploring the mechanism of the CILs as new ligands in ligand exchange chromatography. PMID:24497274

  17. New functionalized ?-diketiminate ligands and f elements

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    ?-diketiminate ligands have received increased interest in coordination chemistry, especially for homogeneous catalysis. Their successful applications arise from an easy and fine tuning of the ligand electronic and geometric properties. However, these modifications are limited to the introduction of neutral donors (ethers or amines), on the nitrogen substituents of the ?-diketiminate skeleton. The main focus of this research project is to overcome this limitation by synthesizing new ?-diketiminate ligands functionalized by one or two anionic aryl-oxide groups, and to study their coordination chemistry with lanthanide and actinide ions. Access to these species relies on a fine understanding of the mechanism underlying their formation, and the sensitivity of the ?-di-iminium skeleton towards nucleophiles (phenols) has been identified as the limiting side reaction in the synthetic route. Addition of reactants in well defined order allowed the formation of two new N-aryl-oxy-?-diketiminate dianions on a multi-gram scale. The two ligands differ by their steric bulk and exhibit different coordination behaviors towards lanthanides and actinide ions, which were rationalized on geometric considerations. The reactivity of three of these new complexes has been investigated. A Ce(III) N-aryl-oxy-?-diketiminate complex exhibits interesting reduction properties, due to the shift of its oxidation potential to negative values by its coordination environment. A Th(IV) complex presents a vacant coordination site, which has been probed with different Lewis bases, emphasizing two spatial arrangements ruled by inter-ligand repulsion. It has been compared to its U(IV) analogue, which can be oxidized to a rare terminal mono-oxo uranium(VI) species. The latter was reversibly reduced to its U(V) and U(IV) derivatives, creating the first series of terminal mono-oxo uranium complexes with three successive oxidation states. These compounds represent an opportunity to better understand the influence of f-electrons on the inverse trans influence (ITI) in uranium oxo complexes. Preliminary DFT calculations have been carried out to explore geometric and energetic aspects at play in this interaction. (author)

  18. Ligand-sensitized fluorescence of Eu3+ using naphthalene carboxylic acids as ligands

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    Fluorescence enhancement of Eu3+ in its complexes with 1-naphthoic acid (NA) and 2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid (NDA) has been studied. These ligands enhance the fluorescence of Eu3+ by about two to three orders of magnitude. The fluorescence of Eu3+ in these complexes is further enhanced by more than two orders of magnitude when these complexes are treated with trioctylphosphineoxide (TOPO) and a surfactant. The enhancement due to TOPO is accompanied by an increase in the lifetimes of Eu3+ emission in these complexes, compared with the emission in uncomplexed Eu3+. The fluorescence of Eu3+ in the Eu3+-NDA-TOPO/surfactant complex is further enhanced by the addition of Tb3+, leading to the possibility of detecting Eu3+ at levels of 10-10 M. This ligand gives one of the best limits of detection for Eu3+ of all the carboxylic acid ligands that we have studied thus far

  19. Spectrophotometric method for determination of bifunctional macrocyclic ligands in macrocyclic ligand-protein conjugates

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    Dadachova, E. E-mail: kdx@box-k.nih.gov; Chappell, L.L.; Brechbiel, M.W

    1999-11-01

    A simple spectrophotometric assay for determination of bifunctional polyazacarboxylate-macrocyclic ligands of different sizes that are conjugated to proteins has been developed for: 12-membered macrocycle DOTA (2-[4-nitrobenzyl]-1, 4, 7, 10-tetraazacyclododecane-N,N',N'',N'''-tetraacetic acid) and analogs, the 15-membered PEPA macrocycle (2-[4-nitrobenzyl]-1,4,7,10,13-pentaazacyclopentadecane-N,N',N'',N''',N'''' -pentaacetic acid), and the large 18-membered macrocycle HEHA (1,4,7,10,13,16-hexaazacyclooctadecane-N,N',N'',N''',N''''-hexaacetic acid). The method is based on titration of the blue-colored 1:1 Pb(II)-Arsenazo III (AAIII) complex with the polyazacarboxylate macrocyclic ligand in the concentration range of 0-2.5 {mu}M, wherein color change occurring upon transchelation of the Pb(II) from the AAIII to the polyazamacrocyclic ligand is monitored at 656 nm. The assay is performed at ambient temperature within 20 min without any interfering interaction between the protein and Pb(II)-AA(III) complex. Thus, this method also provides a ligand-to-protein ratio (L/P ratio) that reflects the effective number of ligands per protein molecule available to radiolabeling. The method is not suitable for 14-membered TETA macrocycle (2-[4-nitrobenzyl]-1, 4, 8, 11-tetraazacyclotetradecane N,N',N'',N'''-tetraacetic acid) because of low stability constant of Pb(II)-TETA complex. The method is rapid, simple and may be customized for other polyazacarboxylate macrocyclic ligands.

  20. Spectrophotometric method for determination of bifunctional macrocyclic ligands in macrocyclic ligand-protein conjugates.

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    Dadachova, E; Chappell, L L; Brechbiel, M W

    1999-11-01

    A simple spectrophotometric assay for determination of bifunctional polyazacarboxylate-macrocyclic ligands of different sizes that are conjugated to proteins has been developed for: 12-membered macrocycle DOTA (2-[4-nitrobenzyl]-1, 4, 7, 10-tetraazacyclododecane-N,N',N'',N'''-tetraacetic acid) and analogs, the 15-membered PEPA macrocycle (2-[4-nitrobenzyl]-1,4,7,10,13-pentaazacyclopentadecane-N,N',N'',N ''',N''''-pentaacetic acid), and the large 18-membered macrocycle HEHA (1,4,7,10,13,16-hexaazacyclooctadecane-N,N',N'',N''',N'''',N'''''- hexaacetic acid). The method is based on titration of the blue-colored 1:1 Pb(II)-Arsenazo II (AAIII) complex with the polyazacarboxylate macrocyclic ligand in the concentration range of 0-2.5 microM, wherein color change occurring upon transchelation of the Pb(II) from the AAIII to the polyazamacrocyclic ligand is monitored at 656 nm. The assay is performed at ambient temperature within 20 min without any interfering interaction between the protein and Pb(II)-AA(III) complex. Thus, this method also provides a ligand-to-protein ratio (L/P ratio) that reflects the effective number of ligands per protein molecule available to radiolabeling. The method is not suitable for 14-membered TETA macrocycle (2-[4-nitrobenzyl]-1, 4, 8, 11-tetraazacyclotetradecane N,N',N'',N'''-tetraacetic acid) because of low stability constant of Pb(II)-TETA complex. The method is rapid, simple and may be customized for other polyazacarboxylate macrocyclic ligands. PMID:10708314

  1. Spin-spin contributions to the zero-field splitting tensor in organic triplets, carbenes and biradicals-a density functional and ab initio study.

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    Sinnecker, Sebastian; Neese, Frank

    2006-11-01

    An evaluation study for the direct dipolar electron spin-spin (SS) contribution to the zero-field splitting (ZFS) tensor in electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy is presented. Calculations were performed on a wide variety of organic systems where the SS contribution to the ZFS dominates over the second-order spin-orbit coupling (SOC) contribution. Calculations were performed using (hybrid) density functional theory (DFT), as well as complete active space self-consistent field (CASSCF) wave functions. In the former case, our implementation is an approximation, because we use the two-particle reduced spin-density matrix of the noninteracting reference system. In the latter case, the SS contribution is approximated by a mean-field method which, nevertheless, gives accurate results, compared to the approximation free computation of the SS part in a CASSCF framework. For the case of the triplet dioxygen molecule, it was shown that restricted open-shell density functional theory (RODFT), as well as CASSCF, can provide accurate spin-spin couplings while spin-unrestricted DFT leads to much larger errors. Furthermore, 15 organic radicals, including several 1,3 and 1,5 diradicals, dinitroxide biradicals, and even a chlorophyll a model system, were examined as test cases to demonstrate the accuracy and efficiency of our approach within a DFT framework. Accurate D values with root-mean-square deviations of 0.0035 cm(-1) were obtained. Furthermore, all trends, including those due to substituent effects, were correctly reproduced. In a different set of calculations, the polyacenes benzene, naphthalene, anthracene, and tetracene were studied. Applying DFT, the absolute D values were noticeably underestimated, but it was possible to correctly reproduce the trend to smaller D values with larger size of the systems. Finally, it was demonstrated that our approach is also well-suited for the study of carbenes. The smaller organic radicals of this work were also studied, through the use of CASSCF wave functions. This was a special advantage in the case of the triplet polyacenes, where the CASSCF approach gave better results than the DFT method. In comparing spin-restricted and spin-unrestricted results, it was shown through a natural orbital analysis and comparison to high-level ab initio calculations that even small amounts of spin polarization introduced by the unrestricted calculations lead to large deviations between the unrestricted Kohn-Sham (UKS) and restricted open-shell Kohn-Sham (ROKS) approaches. It is challenging to understand why the ROKS results show much better correlation with the experimental data. PMID:17078624

  2. Ligand Binding Analysis and Screening by Chemical Denaturation Shift

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    Sch n, Arne; Brown, Richard K.; Hutchins, Burleigh M.; Freire, Ernesto

    2013-01-01

    The identification of small molecule ligands is an important first step in drug development, especially drugs that target proteins with no intrinsic activity. Towards this goal, it is important to have access to technologies that are able to measure binding affinities for a large number of potential ligands in a fast and accurate way. Since ligand binding stabilizes the protein structure in a manner dependent on concentration and binding affinity, the magnitude of the protein stabilization ef...

  3. Design, synthesis, and evaluation of bivalent estrogen ligands

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    Shan, Min

    2012-01-01

    In this thesis a convergent synthetic route was carried out to prepare three series of bivalent estrogen ligands tethered by flexible spacers of varying length according to the structure-based ligand design. These bivalent ligands were not only biologically evaluated with estrogen receptor (ER) to determinate their ER-binding affinities but also investigate via different methods to explain their ER-binding abilities. In the first part of the work bivalent trans-diethylstilbestrol (DES) lig...

  4. Use of a high affinity DNA ligand in flow cytometry.

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    Davis, K.A.; Abrams, B; lin, Y.; Jayasena, S D

    1996-01-01

    To investigate the feasibility of using oligonucleotides in flow cytometry we describe a model system consisting of human neutrophil elastase (HNE) coated on 3.3 micro beads and a high affinity DNA ligand for HNE isolated by in vitro selection (SELEX). In this system the fluoresceinated DNA ligand was equally effective as an anti- HNE antibody in detecting HNE on beads. The location on and the chemistry of attachment of fluorescein to the DNA ligand is critical for the sensitivity of detectio...

  5. Dynamic Presentation of Immobilized Ligands Regulated through Biomolecular Recognition

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    Liu, Bo; Liu, Yang; Riesberg, Jeremiah J.; Shen, Wei

    2010-01-01

    To mimic the dynamic regulation of signaling ligands immobilized on extracellular matrices or on the surfaces of neighboring cells for guidance of cell behavior and fate selection, we have harnessed biomolecular recognition in combination with polymer engineering to create dynamic surfaces on which the accessibility of immobilized ligands to cell surface receptors can be reversibly interconverted under physiological conditions. The cell-adhesive RGD peptide is chosen as a model ligand. RGD is...

  6. New synthetic routes toward enantiopure nitrogen donor ligands

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    Sala, Xavier; Rodríguez, Anna M.; Rodríguez, Montserrat; Romero, Isabel; Parella, Teodor; Zelewsky, Alexander von; Llobet, Antoni; Benet-Buchholz, Jordi

    2008-01-01

    New polypyridylic chiral ligands, having either C? or lower symmetry, have been prepared via a de novo construction of the pyridine nucleus by means of Kröhnke methodology in the key step. The chiral moieties of these ligands originate from the monoterpen chiral pool, namely (-)-?-pinene ((-)-14, (-)-15) and (-)-myrtenal ((-)-9, (-)-10). Extension of the above-mentioned asymmetric synthesis procedure to the preparation of enantiopure derivatives of some commonly used polypyridylic ligands has...

  7. New ligands for the asymmetric dihydroxylation

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    Becker, H.; King, S.B.; Richardson, P. [Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA (United States)] [and others

    1995-12-31

    The asymmetric dibydroxylation of olefins in the presence of cinchona alkaloid derivatives (the AD reaction) has proven to be a reliable method in organic syntheses. For most olefins, the enantioselectivities using the {open_quotes}standard{close_quotes} phathalazine ligands are excellent; however, facial selectivity is still moderate for some olefins. 2,3-Diphenyl pyrazinopyridazine (DPP) and anthraquinone (AQN) as spacers for the {open_quotes}pseudo enantiomeric{close_quotes} alkaloids dihydroquinidine (DHQD) or dihydroquinine (DHQ) give superior enantioselectivities for almost all olefins.

  8. Investigating Silver Coordination to Mixed Chalcogen Ligands

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    J. Derek Woollins; Slawin, Alexandra M. Z.; Lucy Wakefield; Randall, Rebecca A. M.; Knight, Fergus R.

    2012-01-01

    Six silver(I) coordination complexes have been prepared and structurally characterised. Mixed chalcogen-donor acenaphthene ligands L1–L3 [Acenap(EPh)(E'Ph)] (Acenap = acenaphthene-5,6-diyl; E/E' = S, Se, Te) were independently treated with silver(I) salts (AgBF4/AgOTf). In order to keep the number of variables to a minimum, all reactions were carried out using a 1:1 ratio of Ag/L and run in dichloromethane. The nature of the donor atoms, the coordinating ability of the respective co...

  9. Scorpionates the coordination chemistry of polypyrazolylborate ligands

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    Trofimenko, Swiatoslaw

    1999-01-01

    This book deals with polypyrazolylborates (scorpionates), a class of ligands known since 1966, but becoming rapidly popular with inorganic, organometallic and coordination chemists since 1986, because of their versatility and user-friendliness. They can be readily modified sterically and electronically through appropriate substitution on the pyrazole ring and on boron, and have led to a number of firsts in coordination chemistry (first stable CuCO complex, first monomeric MgR complex, and many other such firsts). Their denticity can range from two to four, their "Bite" can be adjusted, and add

  10. (Ligand intermediates in metal-catalyzed reactions)

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    1992-01-01

    This report consists of sections on sigma bond complexes of alkenes, a new carbon-hydrogen bond activation reaction of alkene complexes, carbon-hydrogen bond migrations in alkylidene complexes, carbon- hydrogen bond migrations in alkyne complexes, synthesis, structure and reactivity of C{sub x} complexes, synthesis and reactivity of alcohol and ether complexes, new catalysts for the epimerization of secondary alcohols; carbon-hydrogen bond activation in alkoxide complexes, pi/sigma equilibria in metal/O=CXX' complexes, and other hydrocarbon ligands; miscellaneous.(WET)

  11. Mixed ligand oxovanadium(IV) complexes with salicylic acid and N,N-bidentate ligands

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    Two mixed-ligand oxovanadium(IV) complexes VO(A)(B) [where H2A=salicylic acid and B=2,2'-bipyridine or 1,10-phenanthroline (hereafter, bipy and phen respectively)] have been synthesized and characterized by magnetic moment and spectral (IR, UV/VIS and EPR) data. The A2- ion acts as a bidentate dinegative ligand while B ligands acts as a neutral bidentate. The magnetic susceptibility values indicate the existence of a small amount of antiferromagnetic interaction. The vanadium atoms in the complexes are hexacoordinated and the coordination sphere is of the type [VO(OO)(NN)], where O atoms are of oxo, carboxylic and phenolic type and N atoms are of pyridine type. The sixth coordination site is occupied by phenolic oxygen of the neighbouring molecule forming a bridge. The vv=o confirms the hexacoordination. All the complexes have dxy1 type axial EPR spectra and they exhibit two ligand field transitions at 740 and 440 nm. (author)

  12. Superior serum half life of albumin tagged TNF ligands

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    Mueller, Nicole [Division of Molecular Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine II, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Roentgenring 11, 97070 Wuerzburg (Germany); Schneider, Britta; Pfizenmaier, Klaus [Institute of Cell Biology and Immunology, University of Stuttgart, Allmandring 31, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Wajant, Harald, E-mail: harald.wajant@mail.uni-wuerzburg.de [Division of Molecular Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine II, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Roentgenring 11, 97070 Wuerzburg (Germany)

    2010-06-11

    Due to their immune stimulating and apoptosis inducing properties, ligands of the TNF family attract increasing interest as therapeutic proteins. A general limitation of in vivo applications of recombinant soluble TNF ligands is their notoriously rapid clearance from circulation. To improve the serum half life of the TNF family members TNF, TWEAK and TRAIL, we genetically fused soluble variants of these molecules to human serum albumin (HSA). The serum albumin-TNF ligand fusion proteins were found to be of similar bioactivity as the corresponding HSA-less counterparts. Upon intravenous injection (i.v.), serum half life of HSA-TNF ligand fusion proteins, as determined by ELISA, was around 15 h as compared to approximately 1 h for all of the recombinant control TNF ligands without HSA domain. Moreover, serum samples collected 6 or 24 h after i.v. injection still contained high TNF ligand bioactivity, demonstrating that there is only limited degradation/inactivation of circulating HSA-TNF ligand fusion proteins in vivo. In a xenotransplantation model, significantly less of the HSA-TRAIL fusion protein compared to the respective control TRAIL protein was required to achieve inhibition of tumor growth indicating that the increased half life of HSA-TNF ligand fusion proteins translates into better therapeutic action in vivo. In conclusion, our data suggest that genetic fusion to serum albumin is a powerful and generally applicable mean to improve bioavailability and in vivo activity of TNF ligands.

  13. Superior serum half life of albumin tagged TNF ligands

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    Due to their immune stimulating and apoptosis inducing properties, ligands of the TNF family attract increasing interest as therapeutic proteins. A general limitation of in vivo applications of recombinant soluble TNF ligands is their notoriously rapid clearance from circulation. To improve the serum half life of the TNF family members TNF, TWEAK and TRAIL, we genetically fused soluble variants of these molecules to human serum albumin (HSA). The serum albumin-TNF ligand fusion proteins were found to be of similar bioactivity as the corresponding HSA-less counterparts. Upon intravenous injection (i.v.), serum half life of HSA-TNF ligand fusion proteins, as determined by ELISA, was around 15 h as compared to approximately 1 h for all of the recombinant control TNF ligands without HSA domain. Moreover, serum samples collected 6 or 24 h after i.v. injection still contained high TNF ligand bioactivity, demonstrating that there is only limited degradation/inactivation of circulating HSA-TNF ligand fusion proteins in vivo. In a xenotransplantation model, significantly less of the HSA-TRAIL fusion protein compared to the respective control TRAIL protein was required to achieve inhibition of tumor growth indicating that the increased half life of HSA-TNF ligand fusion proteins translates into better therapeutic action in vivo. In conclusion, our data suggest that genetic fusion to serum albumin is a powerful and generally applicable mean to improve bioavailability and in vivo activity of TNF ligands.

  14. Do organic ligands affect calcite dissolution rates?

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    Oelkers, Eric H.; Golubev, Sergey V.; Pokrovsky, Oleg S.; Bénézeth, Pascale

    2011-04-01

    Steady state Iceland-spar calcite dissolution rates were measured at 25 °C in aqueous solutions containing 0.1 M NaCl and up to 0.05 M dissolved bicarbonate at pH from 7.9 to 9.1 in the presence of 13 distinct dissolved organic ligands in mixed-flow reactors. The organic ligands considered in this study include those most likely to be present in either (1) aquifers at the conditions pertinent to CO 2 sequestration or (2) soil/early diagenetic environments: acetate, phthalate, citrate, EDTA 4-, succinate, D-glucosaminate, L-glutamate, D-gluconate, 2,4-dihydroxybenzoate, 3,4-dihydroxybenzoate, fumarate, malonate, and gallate. Results show that the presence of performed in the presence of organic polymers similar to bacterial exudates, cell exopolysaccharides, and analogs of microbial cell envelopes: alginate, lichen extract, humic acid, pectin, and gum xanthan. In no case did the presence of <100 ppm of these organics change calcite dissolution rates by more than a factor of 2.5. Results obtained in this study suggest that the presence of aqueous organic anions negligibly affects calcite forward dissolution rates in most natural environments. Some effect on calcite reactivity may be observed, however, by the presence of organic anions if they change substantially the chemical affinity of the fluid with respect to calcite.

  15. Functionalization of new PN ligands with steroids

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    Efforts are currently underway to radiolabel steroids for possible imaging and treatment of breast cancer. The authors are exploring the ligating properties of phosphorus hydrazides to anchor radionuclides of diagnostic and therapeutic use (e.g. 99mTc or 186Re/188Re) to estrogen and progesterone steroids which abound around breast tumor cells. The phenolic ring of estrone undergoes nucleophilic reaction with the pentavalent trichloro phosphorus sulfide (or oxide) in the presence of a weak base such as Et3N or pyridine. The chlorines were then substituted with hydrazine to produce the phosphorus attached steroid ligands in excellent yields. These ligands formed stable complexes with the metals at the open-quotes non-tracerclose quotes (Pd(II) and Re) and open-quotes tracerclose quotes (99mTc and 109Pd) levels. The alcohol functionalities as in 11-hydroxy progesterone and protected estradiol were also utilized with the use of a strong base LiN(SiMe3)2 and KH. Carbonyl containing steroid such as pregnenolone was directly added to a bishydrazido phosphine chelate by Schiff base coupling in a dean stark set-up. For estrone, which contains a hindered ketone, one hydrazone unit was first formed before the phosphorus chloride was introduced. C-O-P bond formation was also achieved from enolates of these ketones. By applying 2 eq of LDA or BuLi, ? C-P bonding was accomplished. Structures and reactivities of these phosphorus hydrazide bound steroids are discussed

  16. Studies of the mechanism of the olefin metathesis reaction and the process of active site formation on photoreduced molybdenum-silicate catalysts. I. Mechanism of formation of molybdenum-carbene intermediates

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    Elev, I.V.; Shelimov, B.N.; Kazanskii, V.B.

    1987-10-01

    The products of the initial stages of the reaction of ethylene and propylene with Mo/sup 4 +/ ions in photoreduced molybdenum-silicate olefin metathesis catalysts have been studied by mass spectroscopy. The reaction of C/sub 2/H/sub 4/ with Mo/sup 4 +/ has been found to yield propylene, whereas interaction of C/sub 3/H/sub 6/ with Mo/sup 4 +/ gives a superequilibrium concentration of butenes and a small amount of pentenes. A significant kinetic isotope effect for the metathesis reaction was observed upon substitution of C/sub 3/H/sub 6/ by C/sub 3/D/sub 6/. The results can be interpreted in terms of a stepwise mechanism involving carbene intermediates, which are formed via isomerization of surface-bound ..pi..-complexes of olefins with Mo/sup 4 +/ ions as a result of intramolecular 1,2-H atom transfer.

  17. The first resonance hybrid of silyl-carbene and pyridyl-silylene complexes. Formation by Aryl C-H bond activation of DMAP [4-(dimethylamino)pyridine] on a silylene complex

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    Treatment of a tungsten bis(silyl) complex Cp*W{?3-(Si,Si,O)-xantsil}(CO)(H) [xantsil=(9,9-dimethylxanthene-4,5-diyl)bis(dimethylsilyl)] with 4-(dimethylamino)pyridine (DMAP) causes ortho-metallation in a DMAP-stabilized silylene complex that is generated from the bis(silyl) complex through silicon-to-tungsten 1,2-methyl migration and methane elimination. Resulting W-Si-N-C four-membered metallacycle Cp*W[?3(Si,Si,C)-(SiMe2){SiMe(NC5H3NMe2)}-(C15H12O)](CO)(H) can be regarded as the resonance hybrid of silyl-carbene an pyridyl-silylee complexes. (author)

  18. Immobilisation of ligands by radio-derivatized polymers

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    The invention relates to radio-derivatized polymers and a method of producing them by contacting non-polymerizable conjugands with radiolysable polymers in the presence of irradiation. The resulting radio-derivatized polymers can be further linked with ligand of organic or inorganic nature to immobilize such ligands. 2 figs., 5 tabs

  19. Designing Ligand-Enhanced Optical Absorption of Thiolated Gold Nanoclusters

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    Sementa, Luca; Barcaro, Giovanni; Dass, Amala; Stener, Mauro; Fortunelli, Alessandro

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    The optical spectra of thiolated Au25(SR)18/Au23(SR)16 clusters with different R residues are investigated via TDDFT simulations. Significant enhancements in the optical region and effective electron delocalization are simultaneously achieved by tuning the ligands' steric hindrance and electronic conjugating features, producing a resonance phenomenon between the Au–S core motif and the ligand fragments.

  20. Synthesis of 3-alkyl naphthalenes as novel estrogen receptor ligands

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    Fang, Jing; Akwabi-Ameyaw, Adwoa; Britton, Jonathan E.; Katamreddy, Subba R.; Navas III, Frank; Miller, Aaron B.; Williams, Shawn P.; Gray, David W.; Orband-Miller, Lisa A.; Shearin, Jean; Heyer, Dennis (GSKNC)

    2009-06-24

    A series of estrogen receptor ligands based on a 3-alkyl naphthalene scaffold was synthesized using an intramolecular enolate-alkyne cycloaromatization as the key step. Several of these compounds bearing a C6-OH group were shown to be high affinity ligands. All compounds had similar ER{alpha} and ER{beta} binding affinity ranging from micromolar to low nanomolar.

  1. Shed NKG2D ligand boosts NK cell immunity.

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    Narni-Mancinelli, Emilie; Vivier, Eric

    2015-06-01

    Ligands for natural killer (NK) cell activating receptors can be released from tumor cells and are believed to promote tumor growth by acting as decoys for effector lymphocytes. In a recent paper published in Science, Deng et al. report another scenario in which a shed form of the MULT1 mouse NKG2D ligand boosts NK cell functions. PMID:25849247

  2. Pharmacological profiles of opioid ligands at Kappa opioid receptors

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    Clark J David

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The aim of the present study was to describe the activity of a set of opioid drugs, including partial agonists, in a human embryonic kidney cell system stably expressing only the mouse ?-opioid receptors. Receptor activation was assessed by measuring the inhibition of cyclic adenosine mono phosphate (cAMP production stimulated by 5 ?M forskolin. Intrinsic activities and potencies of these ligands were determined relative to the endogenous ligand dynorphin and the ? agonist with the highest intrinsic activity that was identified in this study, fentanyl. Results Among the ligands studied naltrexone, WIN 44,441 and dezocine, were classified as antagonists, while the remaining ligands were agonists. Intrinsic activity of agonists was assessed by determining the extent of inhibition of forskolin-stimulated cAMP production. The absolute levels of inhibition of cAMP production by each ligand was used to describe the rank order of intrinsic activity of the agonists; fentanyl = lofentanil ? hydromorphone = morphine = nalorphine ? etorphine ? xorphanol ? metazocine ? SKF 10047 = cyclazocine ? butorphanol > nalbuphine. The rank order of affinity of these ligands was; cyclazocine > naltrexone ? SKF 10047 ? xorphanol ? WIN 44,441 > nalorphine > butorphanol > nalbuphine ? lofentanil > dezocine ? metazocine ? morphine > hydromorphone > fentanyl. Conclusion These results elucidate the relative activities of a set of opioid ligands at ?-opioid receptor and can serve as the initial step in a systematic study leading to understanding of the mode of action of these opioid ligands at this receptor.

  3. A family of immobilizable chiral bis(pinenebipyridine) ligands

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    Pöllnitz, Alpár; Skupienski, Radek; Stoeckli-Evans, Helen; Crochet, Aurélien; Silvestru, Anca; Fromm, Katharina M.; Mamula, Olimpia

    2014-01-01

    New enantiopure ligands containing two (–)-5,6-pinenebipyridine units connected by a bridge situated in position 6? of the bipyridines have been prepared. The chemically addressable groups of the bridging (hydroxyl or keto) can be covalently bound to various supports in order to heterogenize the ligand.

  4. HARNESSING THE CHEMISTRY OF CO2

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    Louie, Janis

    2010-05-11

    Our research program is broadly focused on activating CO{sub 2} through the use of organic and organometallic based catalysts. Some of our methods have centered on annulation reactions of unsaturated hydrocarbons (and carbonyl substrates) to provide a diverse array of carbocycles and heterocycles. We use a combination of catalyst discovery and optimization in conjunction with classical physical organic chemistry to elucidate the key mechanistic features of the cycloaddition reactions such that the next big advances in catalyst development can be made. Key to all of our cycloaddition reactions is the use of a sterically hindered, electron donating N heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand, namely IPr (or SIPr), in conjunction with a low valent nickel pre-catalyst. The efficacy of this ligand is two-fold: (1) the high {delta}-donating ability of the NHC increases the nucleophilicity of the metal center which thereby facilitates interaction with the electrophilic carbonyl and (2) the steric hindrance prevents an otherwise competitive side reaction involving only the alkyne substrate. Such a system has allowed for the facile cycloaddition to prepare highly functionalized pyrones, pyridones, pyrans, as well as novel carbocycles. Importantly, all reactions proceed under extremely mild conditions (room temperature, atmospheric pressures, and short reaction times), require only catalytic amounts of Ni/NHC and readily available starting materials, and afford annulated products in excellent yields. Our current focus revolves around understanding the fundamental processes that govern these cycloadditions such that the next big advance in the cyclization chemistry of CO{sub 2} can be made. Concurrent to our annulation chemistry is our investigation of the potential for imidazolylidenes to function as thermally-actuated CO{sub 2} sequestering and delivery agents.

  5. Dynamics of ligand binding to myoglobin.

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    Austin, R H; Beeson, K W; Eisenstein, L; Frauenfelder, H; Gunsalus, I C

    1975-12-01

    Myoglobin rebinding of carbon monoxide and dioxygen after photodissociation has been observed in the temperature range between 40 and 350 K. A system was constructed that records the change in optical absorption at 436 nm smoothly and without break between 2 musec and 1 ksec. Four different rebinding processes have been found. Between 40 and 160 K, a single process is observed. It is not exponential in time, but approximately given by N(t) = (1 + t/to)-n, where to and n are temperature-dependent, ligand-concentration independent, parameters. At about 170 K, a second and at 200 K, a third concentration-independent process emerge. At 210 K, a concentration-dependent process sets in. If myoglobin is embedded in a solid, only the first three can be seen, and they are all nonexponential. In a liquid glycerol-water solvent, rebinding is exponential. To interpret the data, a model is proposed in which the ligand molecule, on its way from the solvent to the binding site at the ferrous heme iron, encounters four barriers in succession. The barriers are tentatively identified with known features of myoglobin. By computer-solving the differential equation for the motion of a ligand molecule over four barriers, the rates for all important steps are obtained. The temperature dependences of the rates yield enthalpy, entropy, and free-energy changes at all barriers. The free-energy barriers at 310 K indicate how myoglobin achieves specificity and order. For carbon monoxide, the heights of these barriers increase toward the inside; carbon monoxide consequently is partially rejected at each of the four barriers. Dioxygen, in contrast, sees barriers of about equal height and moves smoothly toward the binding site. The entropy increases over the first two barriers, indicating a rupturing of bonds or displacement of residues, and then smoothly decreases, reaching a minimum at the binding site. The magnitude of the decrease over the innermost barrier implies participation of heme and/or protein. The nonexponential rebinding observed at low temperatures and in solid samples implies that the innermost barrier has a spectrum of activation energies. The shape of the spectrum has been determined; its existence can be explained by assuming the presence of many conformational states for myoglobin. In a liquid at temperatures above about 230 K, relaxation among conformational states occurs and rebinding becomes exponential. PMID:1191643

  6. Gas adsorption and gas mixture separations using mixed-ligand MOF material

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    Hupp, Joseph T. (Northfield, IL); Mulfort, Karen L. (Chicago, IL); Snurr, Randall Q. (Evanston, IL); Bae, Youn-Sang (Evanston, IL)

    2011-01-04

    A method of separating a mixture of carbon dioxiode and hydrocarbon gas using a mixed-ligand, metal-organic framework (MOF) material having metal ions coordinated to carboxylate ligands and pyridyl ligands.

  7. HDX reveals unique fragment ligands for the vitamin D receptor.

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    Carson, Matthew W; Zhang, Jun; Chalmers, Michael J; Bocchinfuso, Wayne P; Holifield, Karol D; Masquelin, Thierry; Stites, Ryan E; Stayrook, Keith R; Griffin, Patrick R; Dodge, Jeffery A

    2014-08-01

    Modulation of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) with a ligand has the potential to be useful for the oral treatment of osteoporosis. One component of our lead generation strategy to identify synthetic ligands for VDR included a fragment based drug design approach. Screening of ligands in a VDR fluorescence polarization assay and a RXR/VDR conformation sensing assay resulted in the identification of multiple fragment hits (lean >0.30). These fragment scaffolds were subsequently evaluated for interaction with the VDR ligand binding domain using hydrogen-deuterium exchange (HDX) mass spectrometry. Significant protection of H/D exchange was observed for some fragments in helixes 3, 7, and 8 of the ligand binding domain, regions which are similar to those seen for the natural hormone VD3. The fragments appear to mimic the A-ring of VD3 thereby providing viable starting points for synthetic expansion. PMID:24974344

  8. Peptide ligands stabilized by small molecules.

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    Chen, Shiyu; Bertoldo, Davide; Angelini, Alessandro; Pojer, Florence; Heinis, Christian

    2014-02-01

    Bicyclic peptides generated through directed evolution by using phage display offer an attractive ligand format for the development of therapeutics. Being nearly 100-fold smaller than antibodies, they promise advantages such as access to chemical synthesis, efficient diffusion into tissues, and needle-free application. However, unlike antibodies, they do not have a folded structure in solution and thus bind less well. We developed bicyclic peptides with hydrophilic chemical structures at their center to promote noncovalent intramolecular interactions, thereby stabilizing the peptide conformation. The sequences of the peptides isolated by phage display from large combinatorial libraries were strongly influenced by the type of small molecule used in the screen, thus suggesting that the peptides fold around the small molecules. X-ray structure analysis revealed that the small molecules indeed formed hydrogen bonds with the peptides. These noncovalent interactions stabilize the peptide-protein complexes and contribute to the high binding affinity. PMID:24453110

  9. Regulation mechanisms of the FLT3-ligand after irradiation

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    The hematopoietic compartment is one of the most severely damaged after chemotherapy, radiotherapy or accidental irradiations. Whatever its origin, the resulting damage to the bone marrow remains difficult to evaluate. Thus, it would be of great interest to get a biological indicator of residual hematopoiesis in order to adapt the treatment to each clinical situation. Recent results indicated that the plasma Flt3 ligand concentration was increased in patients suffering from either acquired or induced aplasia, suggesting that Flt3 ligand might be useful as a biological indicator of bone marrow status. We thus followed in a mouse model as well as in several clinical situations the variations in plasma Flt3 ligand concentration, after either homogeneous or heterogeneous irradiations. These variations were correlated to the number of hematopoietic progenitors and to other parameters such as duration and depth of pancytopenia. The results indicated that the concentration of Flt3 ligand in the blood reflects the bone marrow status, and that the follow-up of plasma Flt3 ligand concentration could give predictive information about the bone marrow function and the duration and severity of pancytopenia and thrombocytopenia. Nevertheless, the clinical use of Flt3 ligand as a biological indicator of bone marrow damage require the knowledge of the mechanisms regulating the variations in plasma Flt3 ligand concentration. We thus developed a study in the mouse model. The results indicated that the variations in plasma Flt3 ligand variations were not solely due to a balance between its production by lymphoid cells and its consumption by hematopoietic cells. Moreover, we showed that T lymphocytes are not the main regulator of plasma Flt3 ligand concentration as previously suggested, and that other cell types, possibly including bone marrow stromal cells, might be strongly implicated. These results also suggest that the Flt3 ligand is a main systemic regulator of hematopoiesis, especially during induced bone marrow aplasia. (author)

  10. Design and synthesis of benign, N- and O-containing, organic ligands for surface engineering

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    Renz, Robert Phillip

    2007-01-01

    This thesis is concerned with the development of new organic ligands as corrosion inhibitors. The introductory chapter presents a review of the chemistry involved in the corrosion of metal surfaces. Chapter 2 considers the requirements necessary to develop new ligands. The ligand-surface complex must have a high thermodynamic and kinetic stability. The inclusion of multifunctionality allows the potential for intermolecular ligand-ligand or ligand-surface secondary bonding which can generate a...

  11. O uso de cálculos teóricos como ferramenta para a detecção de moléculas no meio interestelar: o caso dos carbenos CnNH (n=1, 3 e 5 Use of theoretical calculations as a tool for the detection of molecules in the interestellar medium: the case of the c n nh (n= 1, 3 and 5 carbenes

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    João Bosco P. da Silva

    1997-10-01

    Full Text Available This work reviews some applications of ab initio molecular orbital calculations to the elucidation of structures of interstellar molecules. The case of the CnNH (n=1, 3 and 5 carbenes is extensively analyzed and discussed. Theoretical conformational analysis and predicted values for the rotational constants and dipole moments of the singlet state of C5NH are reported for the first time and a comparison is performed with results previously obtained for C3NH and CNH.

  12. Investigating Silver Coordination to Mixed Chalcogen Ligands

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    J. Derek Woollins

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Six silver(I coordination complexes have been prepared and structurally characterised. Mixed chalcogen-donor acenaphthene ligands L1–L3 [Acenap(EPh(E'Ph] (Acenap = acenaphthene-5,6-diyl; E/E' = S, Se, Te were independently treated with silver(I salts (AgBF4/AgOTf. In order to keep the number of variables to a minimum, all reactions were carried out using a 1:1 ratio of Ag/L and run in dichloromethane. The nature of the donor atoms, the coordinating ability of the respective counter-anion and the type of solvent used in recrystallisation, all affect the structural architecture of the final silver(I complex, generating monomeric, silver(I complexes {[AgBF4(L2] (1 L = L1; 2 L = L2; 3 L = L3, [AgOTf(L3] (4 L = L1; 5 L = L3, [AgBF4(L3] (2a L = L1; 3a L = L3} and a 1D polymeric chain {[AgOTf(L3]n 6}. The organic acenaphthene ligands L1-L3 adopt a number of ligation modes (bis-monodentate ?2-?2-bridging, quasi-chelating combining monodentate and ?6-E(phenyl-Ag(I and classical monodentate coordination with the central silver atom at the centre of a tetrahedral or trigonal planar coordination geometry in each case. The importance of weak interactions in the formation of metal-organic structures is also highlighted by the number of short non-covalent contacts present within each complex.

  13. Luminescence of ytterbium(III) in mixed-ligand compounds with cinnamic acid and neutral phosphorus-containing ligands

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    Kalinovskaya, I. V.

    2014-09-01

    The luminescence spectral characteristics of mixed-ligand compounds of ytterbium(III) with cinnamic acid and neutral phosphorus-containing ligands were studied by luminescence spectroscopy. The intensity of luminescence of the compounds was determined. The highest intensity of luminescence was found for the ytterbium(III) compound with triphenylphosphine oxide.

  14. Developing Ligands for Palladium(II)-Catalyzed C–H Functionalization: Intimate Dialogue between Ligand and Substrate

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    Engle, Keary M.; Yu, Jin-Quan

    2013-01-01

    Homogeneous transition metal–catalyzed reactions are indispensable to all facets of modern chemical synthesis. It is thus difficult to imagine that for much of the early 20th century, the reactivity and selectivity of all known homogeneous metal catalysts paled in comparison to their heterogeneous and biological counterparts. In the intervening decades, advances in ligand design bridged this divide, such that today some of the most demanding bond-forming events are mediated by ligand-supported homogeneous metal species. While ligand design has propelled many areas of homogeneous catalysis, in the field of Pd(II)-catalyzed C–H functionalization, suitable ligand scaffolds are lacking, which has hampered the development of broadly practical transformations based on C–H functionalization logic. In this review, we offer an account of our research employing three ligand scaffolds, mono-N-protected amino acids, 2,6-disubstituted pyridines, and 2,2?-bipyridines, to address challenges posed by several synthetically versatile substrate classes. Drawing on this work, we discuss principles of ligand design, such as the need to match a ligand to a particular substrate class, and how ligand traits such as tunability and modularity can be advantageous in reaction discovery. PMID:23565982

  15. Protein heterodimerization through ligand-bridged multivalent pre-organization: enhancing ligand binding toward both protein targets.

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    Liu, Jiyun; Zhang, Zhongsheng; Tan, Xiaojian; Hol, Wim G J; Verlinde, Christophe L M J; Fan, Erkang

    2005-02-23

    Structure-based design of a bifunctional ligand for two protein pentamers, cholera toxin B pentamer (CTB) and human serum amyloid P component (SAP), leads to multivalent dimerization of CTB and SAP in solution. This multivalent heterodimerization of proteins significantly enhances the affinity of the bifunctional ligand toward both target proteins. PMID:15713072

  16. Asymmetric Ligand Binding Facilitates Conformational Transitions in Pentameric Ligand-Gated Ion Channels

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    Mowrey, David; Cheng, Mary Hongying; Liu, Lu Tian; Willenbring, Dan; Lu, Xinghua; Wymore, Troy; Xu, Yan; Tang, Pei

    2013-01-01

    The anesthetic propofol inhibits the currents of the homo-pentameric ligand-gated ion channel GLIC, yet the crystal structure of GLIC with five propofol molecules bound symmetrically shows an open-channel conformation. To address this dilemma and determine if symmetry of propofol binding sites affects the channel conformational transition, we performed a total of 1.5 As of molecular dynamics simulations for different GLIC systems with propofol occupancies of 0, 1, 2, 3, and 5. GLIC without pr...

  17. Ligand-sensitized fluorescence of Eu{sup 3+} using naphthalene carboxylic acids as ligands

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    Maji, S. [Chemistry Group, Materials Chemistry Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102 (India); Viswanathan, K.S. [Chemistry Group, Materials Chemistry Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102 (India)], E-mail: vish@igcar.ernet.in

    2008-08-15

    Fluorescence enhancement of Eu{sup 3+} in its complexes with 1-naphthoic acid (NA) and 2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid (NDA) has been studied. These ligands enhance the fluorescence of Eu{sup 3+} by about two to three orders of magnitude. The fluorescence of Eu{sup 3+} in these complexes is further enhanced by more than two orders of magnitude when these complexes are treated with trioctylphosphineoxide (TOPO) and a surfactant. The enhancement due to TOPO is accompanied by an increase in the lifetimes of Eu{sup 3+} emission in these complexes, compared with the emission in uncomplexed Eu{sup 3+}. The fluorescence of Eu{sup 3+} in the Eu{sup 3+}-NDA-TOPO/surfactant complex is further enhanced by the addition of Tb{sup 3+}, leading to the possibility of detecting Eu{sup 3+} at levels of 10{sup -10} M. This ligand gives one of the best limits of detection for Eu{sup 3+} of all the carboxylic acid ligands that we have studied thus far.

  18. SYNTHESIS AND STRUCTURAL STUDIES OF MIXED LIGAND COMPLEXES OF Mn(II,Cu(IIWITHOXYGEN AND NITROGEN DONAR LIGANDS

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    Full Text Available The mixed ligand complexes of the type [M(L1(L2]Cl2 (whereM= Mn(IIand Cu(II and L1=Acetophenone emicarbazone,L2=Benzaldehydeemicarbazone,cyclohexanonesemicarbazone,acetonesemicarbazonehave been synthesized by the reactions of metal chlorides with two different semicarbazone compounds in 1:1:1 molar ratios. The resulting complexes have been characterized on the basis of elemental analysis, magnetic measurement, IR and electronic spectra, conductivity measurement. The metal complexes shows ratio 1:1:1 with metal ligand L1 and ligand L2.The ligands acts as bidentate ligands and are bonded through oxygen and nitrogen to metal ion. The two co-ordinationpositions are occupied by two water molecules. The complexes have octahedral structure.

  19. Preparation of Second Generation Ionic Liquids by Efficient Solvent-Free Alkylation of N-Heterocycles with Chloroalkanes

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    Werner Bonrath; Julien Estager; Jean-Marc Lévêque; Luisa Boffa; Emanuela Calcio Gaudino; Giancarlo Cravotto

    2008-01-01

    Non-conventional techniques, such as microwave (MW) and power ultrasound(US) as well as combined MW/US irradiation, have been used to promote one-potsynthesis of second-generation ionic liquids (ILs), cutting down reaction times andimproving yields. However, the use of chloroalkanes in the alkylation of N-heterocyclesrequires more drastic conditions if results are to match those obtained with more reactivealkyl halides. The present paper describes a series of MW- or MW/US-promoted ILpreparati...

  20. Preparation of Second Generation Ionic Liquids by Efficient Solvent-Free Alkylation of N-Heterocycles with Chloroalkanes

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    Werner Bonrath

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Non-conventional techniques, such as microwave (MW and power ultrasound(US as well as combined MW/US irradiation, have been used to promote one-potsynthesis of second-generation ionic liquids (ILs, cutting down reaction times andimproving yields. However, the use of chloroalkanes in the alkylation of N-heterocyclesrequires more drastic conditions if results are to match those obtained with more reactivealkyl halides. The present paper describes a series of MW- or MW/US-promoted ILpreparations starting from chloroalkanes and classic heterocycles (1-methylimidazole,pyridine and 1-methylpyrrolidine. When reactions were carried out under conventionalheating in an oil bath they required longer reaction times and gave poorer yields. 1H-NMRanalysis and ion-exchange chromatography showed that the present solventless procedureafforded ILs of satisfactory purity. The observed high yields (usually 70-98% isolated,and short reaction times showed that a straightforward access to ILs can be also achievedwith the use of alkyl chlorides, resulting in a considerable reduction of costs.

  1. Regulation mechanisms of the FLT3-ligand after irradiation; Mecanismes de regulation du FLT3-ligand apres irradiation

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    Prat-Lepesant, M

    2005-06-15

    The hematopoietic compartment is one of the most severely damaged after chemotherapy, radiotherapy or accidental irradiations. Whatever its origin, the resulting damage to the bone marrow remains difficult to evaluate. Thus, it would be of great interest to get a biological indicator of residual hematopoiesis in order to adapt the treatment to each clinical situation. Recent results indicated that the plasma Flt3 ligand concentration was increased in patients suffering from either acquired or induced aplasia, suggesting that Flt3 ligand might be useful as a biological indicator of bone marrow status. We thus followed in a mouse model as well as in several clinical situations the variations in plasma Flt3 ligand concentration, after either homogeneous or heterogeneous irradiations. These variations were correlated to the number of hematopoietic progenitors and to other parameters such as duration and depth of pancytopenia. The results indicated that the concentration of Flt3 ligand in the blood reflects the bone marrow status, and that the follow-up of plasma Flt3 ligand concentration could give predictive information about the bone marrow function and the duration and severity of pancytopenia and thrombocytopenia. Nevertheless, the clinical use of Flt3 ligand as a biological indicator of bone marrow damage require the knowledge of the mechanisms regulating the variations in plasma Flt3 ligand concentration. We thus developed a study in the mouse model. The results indicated that the variations in plasma Flt3 ligand variations were not solely due to a balance between its production by lymphoid cells and its consumption by hematopoietic cells. Moreover, we showed that T lymphocytes are not the main regulator of plasma Flt3 ligand concentration as previously suggested, and that other cell types, possibly including bone marrow stromal cells, might be strongly implicated. These results also suggest that the Flt3 ligand is a main systemic regulator of hematopoiesis, especially during induced bone marrow aplasia. (author)

  2. Identification of Soft Matter Binding Peptide Ligands Using Phage Display.

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    Günay, Kemal Arda; Klok, Harm-Anton

    2015-10-21

    Phage display is a powerful tool for the selection of highly affine, short peptide ligands. While originally primarily used for the identification of ligands to proteins, the scope of this technique has significantly expanded over the past two decades. Phage display nowadays is also increasingly applied to identify ligands that selectively bind with high affinity to a broad range of other substrates including natural and biological polymers as well as a variety of low-molecular-weight organic molecules. Such peptides are of interest for various reasons. The ability to selectively and with high affinity bind to the substrate of interest allows the conjugation or immobilization of, e.g., nanoparticles or biomolecules, or generally, facilitates interactions at materials interfaces. On the other hand, presentation of peptide ligands that selectively bind to low-molecular-weight organic materials is of interest for the development of sensor surfaces. The aim of this article is to highlight the opportunities provided by phage display for the identification of peptide ligands that bind to synthetic or natural polymer substrates or to small organic molecules. The article will first provide an overview of the different peptide ligands that have been identified by phage display that bind to these "soft matter" targets. The second part of the article will discuss the different characterization techniques that allow the determination of the affinity of the identified ligands to the respective substrates. PMID:26275106

  3. Database of ligand-induced domain movements in enzymes

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    Hayward Steven

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Conformational change induced by the binding of a substrate or coenzyme is a poorly understood stage in the process of enzyme catalysed reactions. For enzymes that exhibit a domain movement, the conformational change can be clearly characterized and therefore the opportunity exists to gain an understanding of the mechanisms involved. The development of the non-redundant database of protein domain movements contains examples of ligand-induced domain movements in enzymes, but this valuable data has remained unexploited. Description The domain movements in the non-redundant database of protein domain movements are those found by applying the DynDom program to pairs of crystallographic structures contained in Protein Data Bank files. For each pair of structures cross-checking ligands in their Protein Data Bank files with the KEGG-LIGAND database and using methods that search for ligands that contact the enzyme in one conformation but not the other, the non-redundant database of protein domain movements was refined down to a set of 203 enzymes where a domain movement is apparently triggered by the binding of a functional ligand. For these cases, ligand binding information, including hydrogen bonds and salt-bridges between the ligand and specific residues on the enzyme is presented in the context of dynamical information such as the regions that form the dynamic domains, the hinge bending residues, and the hinge axes. Conclusion The presentation at a single website of data on interactions between a ligand and specific residues on the enzyme alongside data on the movement that these interactions induce, should lead to new insights into the mechanisms of these enzymes in particular, and help in trying to understand the general process of ligand-induced domain closure in enzymes. The website can be found at: http://www.cmp.uea.ac.uk/dyndom/enzymeList.do

  4. Encoding protein-ligand interaction patterns in fingerprints and graphs.

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    Desaphy, Jérémy; Raimbaud, Eric; Ducrot, Pierre; Rognan, Didier

    2013-03-25

    We herewith present a novel and universal method to convert protein-ligand coordinates into a simple fingerprint of 210 integers registering the corresponding molecular interaction pattern. Each interaction (hydrophobic, aromatic, hydrogen bond, ionic bond, metal complexation) is detected on the fly and physically described by a pseudoatom centered either on the interacting ligand atom, the interacting protein atom, or the geometric center of both interacting atoms. Counting all possible triplets of interaction pseudoatoms within six distance ranges, and pruning the full integer vector to keep the most frequent triplets enables the definition of a simple (210 integers) and coordinate frame-invariant interaction pattern descriptor (TIFP) that can be applied to compare any pair of protein-ligand complexes. TIFP fingerprints have been calculated for ca. 10,000 druggable protein-ligand complexes therefore enabling a wide comparison of relationships between interaction pattern similarity and ligand or binding site pairwise similarity. We notably show that interaction pattern similarity strongly depends on binding site similarity. In addition to the TIFP fingerprint which registers intermolecular interactions between a ligand and its target protein, we developed two tools (Ishape, Grim) to align protein-ligand complexes from their interaction patterns. Ishape is based on the overlap of interaction pseudoatoms using a smooth Gaussian function, whereas Grim utilizes a standard clique detection algorithm to match interaction pattern graphs. Both tools are complementary and enable protein-ligand complex alignments capitalizing on both global and local pattern similarities. The new fingerprint and companion alignment tools have been successfully used in three scenarios: (i) interaction-biased alignment of protein-ligand complexes, (ii) postprocessing docking poses according to known interaction patterns for a particular target, and (iii) virtual screening for bioisosteric scaffolds sharing similar interaction patterns. PMID:23432543

  5. Plasmon resonance enhanced mechanical detection of ligand binding

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    Ariyaratne, Amila; Zocchi, Giovanni, E-mail: zocchi@physics.ucla.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)

    2015-01-05

    Small molecule binding to the active site of enzymes typically modifies the mechanical stiffness of the enzyme. We exploit this effect, in a setup which combines nano-mechanics and surface plasmon resonance (SPR) enhanced optics, for the label free detection of ligand binding to an enzyme. The large dynamic range of the signal allows to easily obtain binding curves for small ligands, in contrast to traditional SPR methods which rely on small changes in index of refraction. Enzyme mechanics, assessed by nano-rheology, thus emerges as an alternative to electronic and spin resonances, assessed by traditional spectroscopies, for detecting ligand binding.

  6. Competitive antagonism of AMPA receptors by ligands of different classes

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    Hogner, Anders; Greenwood, Jeremy R; Liljefors, Tommy; Lunn, Marie-Louise; Egebjerg, Jan; Larsen, Ingrid K; Gouaux, Eric; Kastrup, Jette Sandholm Jensen

    2003-01-01

    Ionotropic glutamate receptors (iGluRs) constitute a family of ligand-gated ion channels that are essential for mediating fast synaptic transmission in the central nervous system. This study presents a high-resolution X-ray structure of the competitive antagonist (S)-2-amino-3-[5-tert-butyl-3-(phosphonomethoxy)-4-isoxazolyl]propionic acid (ATPO) in complex with the ligand-binding core of the receptor. Comparison with the only previous structure of the ligand-binding core in complex with an antag...

  7. Optimal Overlay of Ligands with Flexible Bonds Using Differential Evolution

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    Kristensen, Thomas Greve; Pedersen, Christian Storm

    2009-01-01

    When designing novel drugs, the need arise to screen large databases of drug candidates (small synthesizable chemical structures) for structures that resemble active ligands, i.e. small chemical structures that are known to react with the target protein. If several active ligands are known one might improve the quality of the search by taking all of these into account. This can be done by generating a meta-structure which summarizes the active ligands and use this meta-structure for querying the...

  8. Development of novel catalysts for the photocatalytic hydrogen formation

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    Pilz, Thomas David

    2011-11-16

    For future conversion of sunlight into chemical energy, intramolecular systems for artifical photosynthesis were developed in several stages. This comprised the fabrication of novel ligands and the resulting charge transfer chromophores (Ru(bpy)3-type) and/or catalytically active complexes (Pt, Pd). These were combined into heteronuclear diades consisting of covalently bonded functional subunits. In particular, the chromophores and catalysis centers were bridged so that their individual properties were retained while their individual functions were combined into a supramolecular photocatalyst. This makes it possible to reduce protons to hydrogen on these catalysts when exposed to light. As bridging units, oligodentate ligands were produced and used that can coordinate the active metal centers via bipyridines and N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC). A number of such heterobimetal complexes, their initial compounds and appropriate reference compounds were produced, characterized, and compared. Apart from structural, photophysical and electrochemical analyses, also successful catalysis experiment were carried out with the manufactured photocatalysts for light-induced hydrogen production from water. Further representative control experiments and dynamic light scattering analyses were carried out in order to gain deeper understanding of the processes going on during catalysis. By comparing the properties of the fabricated catalysts with selected reference compounds, information was obtained on the structure-property relationships of the systems. (orig.) [German] Fuer die zukuenftige Umwandlung von Sonnenlicht in chemische Energie wurden schrittweise intramolekular arbeitende Systeme fuer eine artifizielle Photosynthese aufgebaut. Dabei wurde eine Anzahl von neuen Liganden und den resultierenden Charge-Transfer-Chromophoren (Ru(bpy)3-artig) bzw. katalyseaktiven Komplexen (Pt, Pd) hergestellt. Diese wurden zu heteronuklearen Diaden zusammengefuegt, welche aus kovalent verbundenen Funktionsuntereinheiten bestehen. Insbesondere wurden Chromophor und Katalysezentrum so miteinander verbrueckt, dass ihre individuellen Eigenschaften weiterbestehen, ihre Einzelfunktionen aber im Zusammenspiel als supramolekularer Photokatalysator fungieren. Somit wird es moeglich unter Lichteinstrahlung die Reduktion von Protonen zu Wasserstoff an diesen Katalysatoren durchzufuehren. Als Brueckeneinheit wurden dafuer oligodentate Liganden hergestellt und verwendet, die ueber Bipyridine und N-heterozyklische Carbene (NHC) die aktiven Metallzentren koordinieren koennen. Eine Anzahl solcher heterobimetallischen Komplexe, deren Ausgangsverbindungen sowie geeignete Referenzverbindungen wurden hergestellt, charakterisiert und miteinander verglichen. Neben strukturellen, photophysikalischen und elektrochemischen Analysen wurden zusaetzlich erfolgreich Katalyseexperimente mit den erzeugten Photokatalysatoren zur lichtgetriebenen Wasserstoffentwicklung aus Wasser durchgefuehrt. Ebenso wurden repraesentative Kontrollexperimente und zusaetzliche Analysen mittels dynamischer Lichtstreuung ausgefuehrt, um ein tiefergehendes Verstaendnis von den Prozessen waehrend der Katalyse zu erhalten. Durch Vergleich der Eigenschaften der hergestellten Katalysatoren mit ausgewaehlten Referenzverbindungen konnten zudem weitere Aussagen ueber Struktur-Eigenschafts-Beziehungen der Systeme abgeleitet werden. (orig.)

  9. Investigation of the enantioselectivity of tetramethylammonium L-hydroxyproline ionic liquid as a novel chiral ligand in ligand-exchange CE and ligand-exchange MEKC.

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    Liu, Ruijuan; Du, Yingxiang; Chen, Jiaquan; Zhang, Qi; Du, Shuaijing; Feng, Zijie

    2015-01-01

    Chiral ionic liquids (ILs) have drawn more and more attention in separation science; however, only a few papers focused on the application of chiral ILs as chiral ligands in LE-CE. In this article, a novel amino acid ionic liquid (AAIL), tetramethylammonium L-hydroxyproline ([TMA][L-OH-Pro]), was first applied as a chiral ligand to evaluate its enantioselectivity towards several aromatic amino acids in ligand-exchange capillary electrophoresis (LE-CE) and ligand-exchange micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography (LE-MEKC). In the LE-CE system, excellent separations were achieved for tryptophan (Rs?=?3.03) and 3, 4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) (Rs?=?4.35). Several parameters affecting the enantioseparation were systematically investigated, including AAIL concentration, type and concentration of central metal ion, buffer pH, as well as applied voltage. The optimum separation was obtained with 60?mM AAIL containing 30?mM Cu (II) at pH?4.5. Additionally, an LE-MEKC system was established to further study the enantioselectivity of [TMA][L-OH-Pro] towards selected analytes. As observed, the separations of the enantiomers of tryptophan, phenylalanine, and histidine were all improved compared to the LE-CE system. The results indicated that the application of AAILs as chiral ligands is a promising method in chiral separation science. PMID:25399872

  10. Technetium complexes with ligands of pharmacological interest

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    The synthesis and scintigraphic studies in rats of 99mTc-amino acid complexes containing the Tc=N multiple bond are reported. Chromatographic analysis shows the formation of a multicomponent system affected by tertiary phosphines employed as reducing agents of pertechnetate-99m in the synthesis of the complexes with cysteine (CYS) and cysteine ethyl ester (CYS-OEt), while no influence of them is observed in 99mTc-complexes having cysteamine (CSA) as ligand. Electrophoresis stresses a strong anionic character in all these compounds. It has not been possible to define their chemical identity by a comparison with the neutral technetium-99 nitrido complexes characterized by spectroscopic and X-ray crystallographic data due to the complexity of the 99mTc-system. These complexes are stable at 80 deg C over a period of 2 hours. Time-activity curves indicate a renal tissue retention only for the 99mTc-(CSA) complexes. (author). 12 refs., 2 figs

  11. Ligand Affinities Estimated by Quantum Chemical Calculations.

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    Söderhjelm, Pär; Kongsted, Jacob; Ryde, Ulf

    2010-05-11

    We present quantum chemical estimates of ligand-binding affinities performed, for the first time, at a level of theory for which there is a hope that dispersion and polarization effects are properly accounted for (MP2/cc-pVTZ) and at the same time effects of solvation, entropy, and sampling are included. We have studied the binding of seven biotin analogues to the avidin tetramer. The calculations have been performed by the recently developed PMISP approach (polarizable multipole interactions with supermolecular pairs), which treats electrostatic interactions by multipoles up to quadrupoles, induction by anisotropic polarizabilities, and nonclassical interactions (dispersion, exchange repulsion, etc.) by explicit quantum chemical calculations, using a fragmentation approach, except for long-range interactions that are treated by standard molecular-mechanics Lennard-Jones terms. In order to include effects of sampling, 10 snapshots from a molecular dynamics simulation are studied for each biotin analogue. Solvation energies are estimated by the polarized continuum model (PCM), coupled to the multipole-polarizability model. Entropy effects are estimated from vibrational frequencies, calculated at the molecular mechanics level. We encounter several problems, not previously discussed, illustrating that we are first to apply such a method. For example, the PCM model is, in the present implementation, questionable for large molecules, owing to the use of a surface definition that gives numerous small cavities in a protein. PMID:26615702

  12. Calculation of protein-ligand binding affinities.

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    Gilson, Michael K; Zhou, Huan-Xiang

    2007-01-01

    Accurate methods of computing the affinity of a small molecule with a protein are needed to speed the discovery of new medications and biological probes. This paper reviews physics-based models of binding, beginning with a summary of the changes in potential energy, solvation energy, and configurational entropy that influence affinity, and a theoretical overview to frame the discussion of specific computational approaches. Important advances are reported in modeling protein-ligand energetics, such as the incorporation of electronic polarization and the use of quantum mechanical methods. Recent calculations suggest that changes in configurational entropy strongly oppose binding and must be included if accurate affinities are to be obtained. The linear interaction energy (LIE) and molecular mechanics Poisson-Boltzmann surface area (MM-PBSA) methods are analyzed, as are free energy pathway methods, which show promise and may be ready for more extensive testing. Ultimately, major improvements in modeling accuracy will likely require advances on multiple fronts, as well as continued validation against experiment. PMID:17201676

  13. Interaction of calreticulin with CD40 ligand, TRAIL and Fas ligand

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    Duus, K; Pagh, R T; Holmskov, U; Højrup, P; Skov, S; Houen, G

    2007-01-01

    The molecular chaperone calreticulin has been shown to bind C1q and mannan-binding lectin (MBL), which are constituents of the innate immune defence system. C1q and MBL do not share a large sequence identity but have a similar overall molecular architecture: an N-terminal triple-helical collagen-like domain and a C-terminal globular domain with ligand-binding properties. C1q is a hetero-trimer, while MBL is a homo-trimer, but due to the presence of N-terminal cysteines they both form higher orde...

  14. Formation of mixed ligand complexes of UO22+ involving some nitrogen and oxygen donor ligands

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    The complexation reactions of UO22+ ion with nitrogen and oxygen donor ligands, 1-amino-2-naphthol-4-sulphonic acid, o-aminophenol (ap), 2-hydroxybenzoic acid (sa), 3-carboxy-4-hydroxybenzenesulphonic acid (ss) and 1,2-dihydroxybenzene (ca) have been investigated in aqueous solution employing the pH-titration technique. Analysis of the experimental data recorded at 25 degC and at an ionic strength of 0.10 M KNO3 indicates formation of binary, hydroxo and ternary complexes of uranium. Formation constant values of the existing species have been evaluated and the results have been discussed. (author). 21 refs., 2 figs., 2 tabs

  15. Complexing of nibium and tantalum pentafluorides with ligands containing phosphoryl

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    Formation of complexes of pentafluorides with a number of phosphoryl containing compounds: tributylphosphinoxide (TBPO), triphenylphosphinoxide (TPPO), tributyl phosphate (TBP), triphen l phosphate (TPP), hexamethylphosphamide (HMPA) in toluene has been studied using the sup(19) F NMR method. Comparison of donor properties of ligands towards pentafluorides has been made. Formation of the molecular complex MF5L in solution is established. In the case of TBPO substitution of a fluorine atom in the pentafluoride molecule by a ligand molecule takes place apart from the formation of a molecular complex. This results in formation of cis- and trans-isomers of MF4(TBPO)+2 cations and MF-6 anions. A study of complex formation between niobium and tantalum pentafluorides and competing ligands makes it possible to find out that donor capacity of phosphoryl containing compounds increases in a series: TPP 19F NMR spectra and donor properties of phosphoryl containing ligands

  16. Clinical Use of PPARγ Ligands in Cancer

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    Lisa D. Yee

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The role of PPARγ in adipocyte differentiation has fueled intense interest in the function of this steroid nuclear receptor for regulation of malignant cell growth and differentiation. Given the antiproliferative and differentiating effects of PPARγ ligands on liposarcoma cells, investigation of PPARγ expression and ligand activation in other solid tumors such as breast, colon, and prostate cancers ensued. The anticancer effects of PPARγ ligands in cell culture and rodent models of a multitude of tumor types suggest broad applicability of these agents to cancer therapy. This review focuses on the clinical use of PPARγ ligands, specifically the thiazolidinediones, for the treatment and prevention of cancer.

  17. Epibatidine-derivatives: ligands for the neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor

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    Epibatidine, isolated from the Ecuadorian frog Epipedobates tricolar, has been synthesized. 11C-N-methyl derivate is investigated as useful nicotinergic receptor ligand by electrophysiological methods and in vivo mice experiments. (author) 2 figs., 7 refs

  18. Epibatidine-derivatives: ligands for the neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor

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    Westera, G.; Patt, J.T.; Jankowski, K. [University Hospital, Nuclear Medicine, Zurich (Switzerland); Bertrand, D. [CMU, Physiology, Geneva (Switzerland); Spang, J.; Schubiger, P.A. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland)

    1997-08-01

    Epibatidine, isolated from the Ecuadorian frog Epipedobates tricolar, has been synthesized. {sup 11}C-N-methyl derivate is investigated as useful nicotinergic receptor ligand by electrophysiological methods and in vivo mice experiments. (author) 2 figs., 7 refs.

  19. Unique advantages of organometallic supporting ligands for uranium complexes

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    Diaconescu, Paula L. [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States); Garcia, Evan [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)

    2014-05-31

    The objective of our research project was to study the reactivity of uranium complexes supported by ferrocene-based ligands. In addition, this research provides training of graduate students as the next generation of actinide scientists.

  20. Structural basis for ligand recognition of incretin receptors

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    Underwood, Christina Rye; Parthier, Christoph; Reedtz-Runge, Steffen

    2010-01-01

    The glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) receptor and the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor are homologous G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Incretin receptor agonists stimulate the synthesis and secretion of insulin from pancreatic ?-cells and are therefore promising agents for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is well established that the N-terminal extracellular domain (ECD) of incretin receptors is important for ligand binding and ligand specificity, whereas the tr...

  1. Persistent Binding of Ligands to the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor

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    Bohonowych, Jessica E.; Denison, Michael S

    2007-01-01

    The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor that mediates many of the biological and toxic effects of halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (HAHs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and other structurally diverse ligands. While HAHs are several orders of magnitude more potent in producing AhR-dependent biochemical effects than PAHs or other AhR agonists, only the HAHs have been observed to produce AhR-dependent toxicity in vivo. Here we have characterized...

  2. Reaction chemistry and ligand exchange at cadmium selenide nanocrystal surfaces

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    Owen, Jonathan; Park, Jungwon; Trudeau, Paul-Emile; Alivisatos, A. Paul

    2008-12-02

    Chemical modification of nanocrystal surfaces is fundamentally important to their assembly, their implementation in biology and medicine, and greatly impacts their electrical and optical properties. However, it remains a major challenge owing to a lack of analytical tools to directly determine nanoparticle surface structure. Early nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) studies of CdSe nanocrystals prepared in tri-n-octylphosphine oxide (1) and tri-n-octylphosphine (2), suggested these coordinating solvents are datively bound to the particle surface. However, assigning the broad NMR resonances of surface-bound ligands is complicated by significant concentrations of phosphorus-containing impurities in commercial sources of 1, and XPS provides only limited information about the nature of the phosphorus containing molecules in the sample. More recent reports have shown the surface ligands of CdSe nanocrystals prepared in technical grade 1, and in the presence of alkylphosphonic acids, include phosphonic and phosphinic acids. These studies do not, however, distinguish whether these ligands are bound datively, as neutral, L-type ligands, or by X-type interaction of an anionic phosphonate/phosphinate moiety with a surface Cd{sup 2+} ion. Answering this question would help clarify why ligand exchange with such particles does not proceed generally as expected based on a L-type ligand model. By using reagents with reactive silicon-chalcogen and silicon-chlorine bonds to cleave the ligands from the nanocrystal surface, we show that our CdSe and CdSe/ZnS core-shell nanocrystal surfaces are likely terminated by X-type binding of alkylphosphonate ligands to a layer of Cd{sup 2+}/Zn{sup 2+} ions, rather than by dative interactions. Further, we provide spectroscopic evidence that 1 and 2 are not coordinated to our purified nanocrystals.

  3. Nitrogen containing derivatives of diacetyl and their use as ligands

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    Bolger, Joseph A.

    1992-01-01

    The main objective of this thesis is to synthesise and examine the chelating properties of substituted dihydrazones of diacetyl, CH3C(0)C(0)CH3. The synthesis, structures, spectroscopic and electrochemical properties of the substituted dihydrazones and their metal complexes are described. Chapter I provides a general introduction to the chemistry of substituted dihydrazones and describes the advantages of their use as coordinating ligands over more commonly studied ligands such as 2,2-bip...

  4. Novel peptide ligand with high binding capacity for antibody purification

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    Lund, L. N.; Gustavsson, P. E.; Michael, R.; Lindgren, J.; Norskov-Lauritsen, L.; Lund, M.; Houen, G.; Staby, A.; St Hilaire, P. M.

    2012-01-01

    Small synthetic ligands for protein purification have become increasingly interesting with the growing need for cheap chromatographic materials for protein purification and especially for the purification of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). Today, Protein A-based chromatographic resins are the most commonly used capture step in mAb down stream processing; however, the use of Protein A chromatography is less attractive due to toxic ligand leakage as well as high cost. Whether used as an alternative ...

  5. Discovery and Characterization of Novel Proteasome Ligand Binding Sites

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    Beck, Philipp

    2014-01-01

    The present thesis describes the discovery of three novel proteasome ligands by crystallographic screening of a focused compound library. The identified hits differ vastly from common proteasome inhibitors and do not covalently interact with the catalytic Thr1 residues of the protease. Moreover, all ligands feature a non-peptidic scaffold and populate hitherto unidentified binding pockets, thus providing the basis for the development of novel proteasome inhibitors.

  6. Synthesis and Characterization of PEGylated Toll Like Receptor 7 Ligands

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    Chan, Michael; Hayashi, Tomoko; Mathewson, Richard D.; Yao, Shiyin; Gray, Christine; Tawatao, Rommel; Kalenian, Kevin; Zhang, Yanmei; Hayashi, Yuki; Lao, Fitzgerald S.; Howard B. Cottam; Carson, Dennis A.

    2011-01-01

    Toll like receptor 7 (TLR7) is located in the endosomal compartment of immune cells. Signaling through TLR7, mediated by the adaptor protein MyD88, stimulates the innate immune system and shapes adaptive immune responses. Previously, we characterized TLR7 ligands conjugated to protein, lipid or polyethylene glycol (PEG). Among the TLR7 ligand conjugates, the addition of PEG chains reduced the agonistic potency. PEGs are safe in humans and widely used for improvement of pharmacokinetics in exi...

  7. Polyethylene glycol-based homologated ligands for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors?

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    Scates, Bradley A.; Lashbrook, Bethany L.; Chastain, Benjamin C.; Tominaga, Kaoru; Elliott, Brandon T.; Theising, Nicholas J.; Baker, Thomas A.; Fitch, Richard W.

    2008-01-01

    A homologous series of polyethylene glycol (PEG) monomethyl ethers were conjugated with three ligand series for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Conjugates of acetylaminocholine, the cyclic analog 1-acetyl-4,4-dimethylpiperazinium, and pyridyl ether A-84543 were prepared. Each series was found to retain significant affinity at nicotinic receptors in rat cerebral cortex with tethers of up to six PEG units. Such compounds are hydrophilic ligands which may serve as models for fluorescent/affin...

  8. Heterobifunctional PEG Ligands for Bioconjugation Reactions on Iron Oxide Nanoparticles

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    Bloemen, Maarten; Van Stappen, Thomas; Willot, Pieter; Lammertyn, Jeroen; Koeckelberghs, Guy; Geukens, Nick; Gils, Ann; Verbiest, Thierry

    2014-01-01

    Ever since iron oxide nanoparticles have been recognized as promising scaffolds for biomedical applications, their surface functionalization has become even more important. We report the synthesis of a novel polyethylene glycol-based ligand that combines multiple advantageous properties for these applications. The ligand is covalently bound to the surface via a siloxane group, while its polyethylene glycol backbone significantly improves the colloidal stability of the particle in complex envi...

  9. The use of supramolecular structures as protein ligands

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    Stopa, Barbara; Jagusiak, Anna; Konieczny, Leszek; Piekarska, Barbara; Rybarska, Janina; Zemanek, Grzegorz; Król, Marcin; Piwowar, Piotr; Roterman, Irena

    2013-01-01

    Congo red dye as well as other eagerly self-assembling organic molecules which form rod-like or ribbon-like supramolecular structures in water solutions, appears to represent a new class of protein ligands with possible wide-ranging medical applications. Such molecules associate with proteins as integral clusters and preferentially penetrate into areas of low molecular stability. Abnormal, partly unfolded proteins are the main binding target for such ligands, while well packed molecules are g...

  10. Ginsenosides Are Novel Naturally-Occurring Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Ligands

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    Hu, Qin; He, Guochun; Zhao, Jing; Soshilov, Anatoly; Denison, Michael S; Zhang, Aiqian; Yin, Huijun; Fraccalvieri, Domenico; BONATI, LAURA; Xie, Qunhui; Bin ZHAO

    2013-01-01

    The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is a ligand-dependent transcription factor that mediates many of the biological and toxicological actions of structurally diverse chemicals. In this study, we examined the ability of a series of ginsenosides extracted from ginseng, a traditional Chinese medicine, to bind to and activate/inhibit the AHR and AHR signal transduction. Utilizing a combination of ligand and DNA binding assays, molecular docking and reporter gene analysis, we demonstrated the abil...

  11. A peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor ? ligand inhibits adipocyte differentiation

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    Oberfield, Jennifer L.; Collins, Jon L.; Holmes, Christopher P.; Goreham, Donna M.; Cooper, Joel P.; Cobb, Jeffery E.; Lenhard, James M.; Hull-Ryde, Emily A.; Mohr, Christopher P.; Blanchard, Steven G.; Parks, Derek J.; Moore, Linda B.; Lehmann, Jürgen M.; Plunket, Kelli; Miller, Ann B.

    1999-01-01

    The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are nuclear hormone receptors that regulate glucose and lipid homeostasis. The PPAR? subtype plays a central role in the regulation of adipogenesis and is the molecular target for the 2,4-thiazolidinedione class of antidiabetic drugs. Structural studies have revealed that agonist ligands activate the PPARs through direct interactions with the C-terminal region of the ligand-binding domain, which includes the activation function 2 helix. ...

  12. Synthesis of New Bisamidoxime Ligands and their Monocharged Metal Complexes

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    ATAY, Niyazi BIÇAK and Tülay

    1998-01-01

    This paper describes the synthesis of two new bisamidoxime ligands with dithioether connecting groups. The ligands were obtained from ethane dithiol in two steps; i) cyanoalkylation ii) oximation with hydroxylamine. Cyanoalkylation of ethanedithiol was carried out by condensing with chloro acetonitrile and base-catalysed addition of acrylonitrile, yielding bis(cyanomethylthio) ethane and bis(cyanoethyl thio) ethane, respectively. Upon subsequent oximation with hydroxylamine, these bisnitril...

  13. Pharmacological profiles of opioid ligands at Kappa opioid receptors

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    Clark J David; DeLorey Timothy M; Hashemi Ezzat; Gharagozlou Parham; Lameh Jelveh

    2006-01-01

    Abstract Background The aim of the present study was to describe the activity of a set of opioid drugs, including partial agonists, in a human embryonic kidney cell system stably expressing only the mouse ?-opioid receptors. Receptor activation was assessed by measuring the inhibition of cyclic adenosine mono phosphate (cAMP) production stimulated by 5 ?M forskolin. Intrinsic activities and potencies of these ligands were determined relative to the endogenous ligand dynorphin and the ? agonis...

  14. Novel peptide ligand with high binding capacity for antibody purification

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    Lund, L. N.; Gustavsson, P. E.

    2012-01-01

    Small synthetic ligands for protein purification have become increasingly interesting with the growing need for cheap chromatographic materials for protein purification and especially for the purification of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). Today, Protein A-based chromatographic resins are the most commonly used capture step in mAb down stream processing; however, the use of Protein A chromatography is less attractive due to toxic ligand leakage as well as high cost. Whether used as an alternative to the Protein A chromatographic media or as a subsequent polishing step, small synthetic peptide ligands have an advantage over biological ligands; they are cheaper to produce, ligand leakage by enzymatic degradation is either eliminated or significantly reduced, and they can in general better withstand cleaning in place (CIP) conditions such as 0.1 M NaOH. Here, we present a novel synthetic peptide ligand for purification of human IgG. Immobilized on WorkBeads, an agarose-based base matrix from Bio-Works, the ligand has a dynamic binding capacity of up to 48 mg/mL and purifies IgG from harvest cell culture fluid with purities and recovery of >93%. The binding affinity is similar to 10(5) M-1 and the interaction is favorable and entropy-driven with an enthalpy penalty. Our results show that the binding of the Fc fragment of IgG is mediated by hydrophobic interactions and that elution at low pH is most likely due to electrostatic repulsion. Furthermore, we have separated aggregated IgG from non-aggregated IgG, indicating that the ligand could be used both as a primary purification step of IgG as well as a subsequent polishing step. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. Ligand binding affinity prediction by linear interaction energy methods.

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    Hansson, T; Marelius, J; Aqvist, J

    1998-01-01

    A recent method for estimating ligand binding affinities is extended. This method employs averages of interaction potential energy terms from molecular dynamics simulations or other thermal conformational sampling techniques. Incorporation of systematic deviations from electrostatic linear response, derived from free energy perturbation studies, into the absolute binding free energy expression significantly enhances the accuracy of the approach. This type of method may be useful for computational prediction of ligand binding strengths, e.g., in drug design applications. PMID:9570087

  16. Ligand conjugation of chemically exfoliated MoS2

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    Chou, Stanley S.; De, Mrinmoy; Kim, Jaemyung; Byun, Segi; Dykstra, Conner; Yu, Jin; Huang, Jiaxing; Dravid, Vinayak. P.

    2013-01-01

    MoS2 is a two-dimensional material that is gaining prominence due to its unique electronic and chemical properties. Here, we demonstrate ligand conjugation of chemically exfoliated MoS2 using thiol chemistry. Using this method, we modulate the zeta-potential and colloidal stability of MoS2 sheets through ligand designs, thus enabling its usage as a selective artificial protein receptor for ?-galactosidase. The facile thiol functionalization route opens the door for surface modifications of so...

  17. Ligand assisted cleavage of uranium oxo-clusters

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    Nocton, Gregory; Pecaut, Jacques; Mazzanti, Marinella [Laboratoire de Reconnaissance Ionique et Chimie de Coordination, Service de Chimie Inorganique et Biologique, UMR-E 3 CEA-UJF, CEA/DSM/INAC, CEA-Grenoble, 38054 Grenoble, Cedex 09 (France); Filinchuk, Yaroslav [Swiss Norwegian Beam Lines (SNBL) at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), rue Jules Horowitz, 38043 Grenoble (France)

    2010-07-01

    Dibenzoylmethanate replaces the bridging triflate ligands in uranium triflate poly-oxo-clusters and cleaves the U{sub 12}O{sub 20} core yielding the new [U{sub 6}O{sub 4}(OH){sub 4}({eta}-dbm){sub 12}] dibenzoylmethanate (dbm{sup -}) cluster which slowly dissociates into a monomeric complex. This reactivity demonstrates the importance of bridging ligands in stabilizing uranium poly-oxo-clusters. (authors)

  18. Novel peptide ligand with high binding capacity for antibody purification.

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    Lund, Line Naomi; Gustavsson, Per-Erik; Michael, Roice; Lindgren, Johan; Nørskov-Lauritsen, Leif; Lund, Martin; Houen, Gunnar; Staby, Arne; St Hilaire, Phaedria M

    2012-02-17

    Small synthetic ligands for protein purification have become increasingly interesting with the growing need for cheap chromatographic materials for protein purification and especially for the purification of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). Today, Protein A-based chromatographic resins are the most commonly used capture step in mAb down stream processing; however, the use of Protein A chromatography is less attractive due to toxic ligand leakage as well as high cost. Whether used as an alternative to the Protein A chromatographic media or as a subsequent polishing step, small synthetic peptide ligands have an advantage over biological ligands; they are cheaper to produce, ligand leakage by enzymatic degradation is either eliminated or significantly reduced, and they can in general better withstand cleaning in place (CIP) conditions such as 0.1M NaOH. Here, we present a novel synthetic peptide ligand for purification of human IgG. Immobilized on WorkBeads, an agarose-based base matrix from Bio-Works, the ligand has a dynamic binding capacity of up to 48 mg/mL and purifies IgG from harvest cell culture fluid with purities and recovery of >93%. The binding affinity is ?10? M?¹ and the interaction is favorable and entropy-driven with an enthalpy penalty. Our results show that the binding of the Fc fragment of IgG is mediated by hydrophobic interactions and that elution at low pH is most likely due to electrostatic repulsion. Furthermore, we have separated aggregated IgG from non-aggregated IgG, indicating that the ligand could be used both as a primary purification step of IgG as well as a subsequent polishing step. PMID:22251884

  19. Oligomerization of DDR1 ECD affects receptor-ligand binding

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    Yeung, David; Chmielewski, David; Mihai, Cosmin; Agarwal, Gunjan

    2013-01-01

    Discoidin Domain Receptor 1 (DDR1) is a widely expressed receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) which regulates cell differentiation, proliferation and migration and remodeling of the extracellular matrix. Collagen(s) are the only known ligand for DDR1. We have previously reported that collagen stimulation leads to oligomerization of the full length receptor. In this study we investigated the effect of oligomerization of the DDR1 extracellular domain (ECD) pre and post ligand binding. Solid phase bin...

  20. Structural plasticity in the oestrogen receptor ligand-binding domain

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    Nettles, Kendall W.; Bruning, John B.; Gil, German; O'Neill, Erin E; Nowak, Jason; Hughs, Alun; Kim, Younchang; DeSombre, Eugene R.; Dilis, Robert; Hanson, Robert N; Joachimiak, Andrzej; Greene, Geoffrey L.

    2007-01-01

    The steroid hormone receptors are characterized by binding to relatively rigid, inflexible endogenous steroid ligands. Other members of the nuclear receptor superfamily bind to conformationally flexible lipids and show a corresponding degree of elasticity in the ligand-binding pocket. Here, we report the X-ray crystal structure of the oestrogen receptor ? (ER?) bound to an oestradiol derivative with a prosthetic group, ortho- trifluoromethlyphenylvinyl, which binds in a novel extended pocket ...