Sample records for c-h bond activation

  1. Rhodium-Catalyzed C-H Bond Functionalization with Amides by Double C-H/C-N Bond Activation. (United States)

    Meng, Guangrong; Szostak, Michal


    The first C-H bond functionalization with amides as the coupling partners via selective activation of the amide N-C bond using rhodium(I) catalysts under highly chemoselective conditions is reported. Notably, this report constitutes the first catalytic activation of the amide N-C(O) bond by rhodium. We expect that this concept will have broad implications for using amides as coupling partners for C-H activation beyond the work described herein.

  2. Surface-Controlled Mono/Diselective ortho C-H Bond Activation. (United States)

    Li, Qing; Yang, Biao; Lin, Haiping; Aghdassi, Nabi; Miao, Kangjian; Zhang, Junjie; Zhang, Haiming; Li, Youyong; Duhm, Steffen; Fan, Jian; Chi, Lifeng


    One of the most charming and challenging topics in organic chemistry is the selective C-H bond activation. The difficulty arises not only from the relatively large bond-dissociation enthalpy, but also from the poor reaction selectivity. In this work, Au(111) and Ag(111) surfaces were used to address ortho C-H functionalization and ortho-ortho couplings of phenol derivatives. More importantly, the competition between dehydrogenation and deoxygenation drove the diversity of reaction pathways of phenols on surfaces, that is, diselective ortho C-H bond activation on Au(111) surfaces and monoselective ortho C-H bond activation on Ag(111) surfaces. The mechanism of this unprecedented phenomenon was extensively explored by scanning tunneling microscopy, density function theory, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Our findings provide new pathways for surface-assisted organic synthesis via the mono/diselective C-H bond activation.

  3. Palladium-Catalyzed Deaminative Phenanthridinone Synthesis from Aniline via C-H Bond Activation. (United States)

    Yedage, Subhash L; Bhanage, Bhalchandra M


    This work reports palladium-catalyzed phenanthridinone synthesis using the coupling of aniline and amide by formation of C-C and C-N bonds in a one-pot fashion via dual C-H bond activation. It involves simultaneous cleavage of four bonds and the formation of two new bonds. The present protocol is ligand-free, takes place under mild reaction conditions, and is environmentally benign as nitrogen gas and water are the only side products. This transformation demonstrates a broad range of aniline and amide substrates with different functional groups and has been scaled up to gram level.

  4. Cyclometallation of Aryl-Substituted Phosphinines through C-H-Bond Activation: A Mechanistic Investigation

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    Broeckx, L.E.E.; Güven, S.; Heutz, F.J.L.; Lutz, M.; Vogt, D.; Müller, Christian


    A series of 2,4,6-triarylphosphinines were prepared and investigated in the base-assisted cyclometalation reaction using [Cp*IrCl2]2 (Cp*= 1,2,3,4,5-pentamethylcyclopentadienyl) as the metal precursor. Insight in the mechanism of the C H bond activation of phosphinines as well as in the

  5. Cobalt-Catalyzed Bis-alkynylation of Amides via Double C-H Bond Activation. (United States)

    Landge, Vinod G; Jaiswal, Garima; Balaraman, Ekambaram


    The first example of cobalt-catalyzed selective bis-alkynylation of amides via double C-H bond activation with the directing assistance of a removable bidentate auxiliary is reported. The developed alkynylation strategy is simple, efficient, and tolerant of various functional groups including ether, amine, halides, and heterocyclic motifs. The reaction can be scaled up under mild conditions.

  6. Time resolved infrared studies of C-H bond activation by organometallics

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    Asplund, M.C. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry]|[Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Chemical Sciences Div.


    This work describes how step-scan Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy and visible and near infrared ultrafast lasers have been applied to the study of the photochemical activation of C-H bonds in organometallic systems, which allow for the selective breaking of C-H bonds in alkanes. The author has established the photochemical mechanism of C-H activation by Tp{sup *}Rh(CO){sub 2}(Tp{sup *} = HB-Pz{sup *}{sub 3}, Pz = 3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl) in alkane solution. The initially formed monocarbonyl forms a weak solvent complex, which undergoes a change in Tp{sup *} ligand connectivity. The final C-H bond breaking step occurs at different time scales depending on the structure of the alkane. In linear solvents, the time scale is <50 ns and cyclic alkanes is {approximately}200 ps. The reactivity of the Tp{sup *}Rh(CO){sub 2} system has also been studied in aromatic solvents. Here the reaction proceeds through two different pathways, with very different time scales. The first proceeds in a manner analogous to alkanes and takes <50 ns. The second proceeds through a Rh-C-C complex, and takes place on a time scale of 1.8 {micro}s.

  7. Pd/Norbornene: A Winning Combination for Selective Aromatic Functionalization via C-H Bond Activation. (United States)

    Della Ca', Nicola; Fontana, Marco; Motti, Elena; Catellani, Marta


    Direct C-H bond activation is an important reaction in synthetic organic chemistry. This methodology has the potential to simplify reactions by avoiding the use of prefunctionalized reagents. However, selectivity, especially site selectivity, remains challenging. Sequential reactions, in which different molecules or groups are combined in an ordered sequence, represent a powerful tool for the construction of complex molecules in a single operation. We have discovered and developed a synthetic methodology that combines selective C-H bond activation with sequential reactions. This procedure, which is now known as the "Catellani reaction", enables the selective functionalization of both the ortho and ipso positions of aryl halides. The desired molecules are obtained with high selectivity from a pool of simple precursors. These molecules are assembled under the control of a palladacycle, which is formed through the joint action of a metal (Pd) and an olefin such as norbornene. These two species act cooperatively with an aryl halide to construct the palladacycle, which is formed through ortho-C-H activation of the original aryl halide. The resulting complex acts as a scaffold to direct the reaction (via Pd(IV)) of other species, such as alkyl or aryl halides and amination or acylation agents, toward the sp(2) C-Pd bond. At the end of this process, because of steric hindrance, the scaffold is dismantled by norbornene extrusion. Pd(0) is cleaved from the organic product through C-C, C-H, C-N, C-O, or C-B coupling, in agreement with the well-known reactivity of aryl-Pd complexes. The cycle involves Pd(0), Pd(II), and Pd(IV) species. In particular, our discovery relates to alkylation and arylation reactions. Recently, remarkable progress has been made in the following areas: (a) the installation of an amino or an acyl group at the ortho position of aryl halides, (b) the formation of a C-B bond at the ipso position, (c) the achievement of meta-C-H bond activation of aryl

  8. Rhodium-Catalyzed C-C Bond Formation via Heteroatom-Directed C-H Bond Activation

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    Colby, Denise; Bergman, Robert; Ellman, Jonathan


    Once considered the 'holy grail' of organometallic chemistry, synthetically useful reactions employing C-H bond activation have increasingly been developed and applied to natural product and drug synthesis over the past decade. The ubiquity and relative low cost of hydrocarbons makes C-H bond functionalization an attractive alternative to classical C-C bond forming reactions such as cross-coupling, which require organohalides and organometallic reagents. In addition to providing an atom economical alternative to standard cross - coupling strategies, C-H bond functionalization also reduces the production of toxic by-products, thereby contributing to the growing field of reactions with decreased environmental impact. In the area of C-C bond forming reactions that proceed via a C-H activation mechanism, rhodium catalysts stand out for their functional group tolerance and wide range of synthetic utility. Over the course of the last decade, many Rh-catalyzed methods for heteroatom-directed C-H bond functionalization have been reported and will be the focus of this review. Material appearing in the literature prior to 2001 has been reviewed previously and will only be introduced as background when necessary. The synthesis of complex molecules from relatively simple precursors has long been a goal for many organic chemists. The ability to selectively functionalize a molecule with minimal pre-activation can streamline syntheses and expand the opportunities to explore the utility of complex molecules in areas ranging from the pharmaceutical industry to materials science. Indeed, the issue of selectivity is paramount in the development of all C-H bond functionalization methods. Several groups have developed elegant approaches towards achieving selectivity in molecules that possess many sterically and electronically similar C-H bonds. Many of these approaches are discussed in detail in the accompanying articles in this special issue of Chemical Reviews. One approach

  9. Modification of Purine and Pyrimidine Nucleosides by Direct C-H Bond Activation

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    Yong Liang


    Full Text Available Transition metal-catalyzed modifications of the activated heterocyclic bases of nucleosides as well as DNA or RNA fragments employing traditional cross-coupling methods have been well-established in nucleic acid chemistry. This review covers advances in the area of cross-coupling reactions in which nucleosides are functionalized via direct activation of the C8-H bond in purine and the C5-H or C6-H bond in uracil bases. The review focuses on Pd/Cu-catalyzed couplings between unactivated nucleoside bases with aryl halides. It also discusses cross-dehydrogenative arylations and alkenylations as well as other reactions used for modification of nucleoside bases that avoid the use of organometallic precursors and involve direct C-H bond activation in at least one substrate. The scope and efficiency of these coupling reactions along with some mechanistic considerations are discussed.

  10. Binuclear Aromatic C-H Bond Activation at a Dirhenium Site. (United States)

    Adams, Richard D; Rassolov, Vitaly; Wong, Yuen Onn


    The electronically unsaturated dirhenium complex [Re2(CO)8(μ-H)(μ-Ph)] (1) has been found to exhibit aromatic C-H activation upon reaction with N,N-diethylaniline, naphthalene, and even [D6]benzene to yield the compounds [Re2(CO)8(μ-H)(μ-η(1)-NEt2C6H4)] (2), [Re2(CO)8(μ-H)(μ-η(2)-1,2-C10H7)] (3), and [D6]-1, respectively, in good yields. The mechanism has been elucidated by using DFT computational analyses, and involves a binuclear C-H bond-activation process. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  11. Selective molecular recognition, C-H bond activation, and catalysis in nanoscale reaction vessels

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    Fiedler, Dorothea; Leung, Dennis H.; Raymond, Kenneth N.; Bergman, Robert G.


    Supramolecular chemistry represents a way to mimic enzyme reactivity by using specially designed container molecules. We have shown that a chiral self-assembled M{sub 4}L{sub 6} supramolecular tetrahedron can encapsulate a variety of cationic guests, with varying degrees of stereoselectivity. Reactive iridium guests can be encapsulated and the C-H bond activation of aldehydes occurs, with the host cavity controlling the ability of substrates to interact with the metal center based upon size and shape. In addition, the host container can act as a catalyst by itself. By restricting reaction space and preorganizing the substrates into reactive conformations, it accelerates the sigmatropic rearrangement of enammonium cations.

  12. C-H Bond Activation/Arylation Catalyzed by Arene-Ruthenium-Aniline Complexes in Water. (United States)

    Binnani, Chinky; Tyagi, Deepika; Rai, Rohit K; Mobin, Shaikh M; Singh, Sanjay K


    Water-soluble arene-ruthenium complexes coordinated with readily available aniline-based ligands were successfully employed as highly active catalysts in the C-H bond activation and arylation of 2-phenylpyridine with aryl halides in water. A variety of (hetero)aryl halides were also used for the ortho-C-H bond arylation of 2-phenylpyridine to afford the corresponding ortho- monoarylated products as major products in moderate to good yields. Our investigations, including time-scaled NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry studies, evidenced that the coordinating aniline-based ligands, having varying electronic and steric properties, had a significant influence on the catalytic activity of the resulting arene-ruthenium-aniline-based complexes. Moreover, mass spectrometry identification of the cycloruthenated species, {(η6 -arene)Ru(κ2 -C,N-phenylpyridine)}+ , and several ligand-coordinated cycloruthenated species, such as [(η6 -arene)Ru(4-methylaniline)(κ2 -C,N-phenylpyridine)]+ , found during the reaction of 2-phenylpyridine with the arene-ruthenium-aniline complexes further authenticated the crucial roles of these species in the observed highly active and tuned catalyst. At last, the structures of a few of the active catalysts were also confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies. © 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  13. Manganese- and Borane-Mediated Synthesis of Isobenzofuranones from Aromatic Esters and Oxiranes via C-H Bond Activation. (United States)

    Sueki, Shunsuke; Wang, Zijia; Kuninobu, Yoichiro


    A manganese- and borane-mediated synthesis of isobenzofuranones from esters and oxiranes is developed. The reaction proceeded at aromatic, heteroaromatic, and olefinic C-H bonds with high functional group tolerance. This is the first example of a manganese-catalyzed C-H transformation using an oxygen-directing group. Triphenylborane played an important role in this reaction to cooperatively promote the annulation reaction. Kinetic isotope effect experiments revealed that C-H bond activation of the aromatic rings was the rate-determining step.

  14. N-heterocyclic carbene gold(I) and copper(I) complexes in C-H bond activation. (United States)

    Gaillard, Sylvain; Cazin, Catherine S J; Nolan, Steven P


    Environmental concerns have and will continue to have a significant role in determining how chemistry is carried out. Chemists will be challenged to develop new, efficient synthetic processes that have the fewest possible steps leading to a target molecule, the goal being to decrease the amount of waste generated and reduce energy use. Along this path, chemists will need to develop highly selective reactions with atom-economical pathways producing nontoxic byproduct. In this context, C-H bond activation and functionalization is an extremely attractive method. Indeed, for most organic transformations, the presence of a reactive functionality is required. In Total Synthesis, the "protection and deprotection" approach with such reactive groups limits the overall yield of the synthesis, involves the generation of significant chemical waste, costs energy, and in the end is not as green as one would hope. In turn, if a C-H bond functionalization were possible, instead of the use of a prefunctionalized version of the said C-H bond, the number of steps in a synthesis would obviously be reduced. In this case, the C-H bond can be viewed as a dormant functional group that can be activated when necessary during the synthetic strategy. One issue increasing the challenge of such a desired reaction is selectivity. The cleavage of a C-H bond (bond dissociation requires between 85 and 105 kcal/mol) necessitates a high-energy species, which could quickly become a drawback for the control of chemo-, regio-, and stereoselectivity. Transition metal catalysts are useful reagents for surmounting this problem; they can decrease the kinetic barrier of the reaction yet retain control over selectivity. Transition metal complexes also offer important versatility in having distinct pathways that can lead to activation of the C-H bond. An oxidative addition of the metal in the C-H bond, and a base-assisted metal-carbon bond formation in which the base can be coordinated (or not) to the metal

  15. Direct Functionalization of Nitrogen Heterocycles via Rh-Catalyzed C-H Bond Activation (United States)

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


    Conspectus Nitrogen heterocycles are present in many compounds of enormous practical importance, ranging from pharmaceutical agents and biological probes to electroactive materials. Direct functionalization of nitrogen heterocycles through C-H bond activation constitutes a powerful means of regioselectively introducing a variety of substituents with diverse functional groups onto the heterocycle scaffold. Working together, our two groups have developed a family of Rh-catalyzed heterocycle alkylation and arylation reactions that are notable for their high level of functional-group compatibility. This Account describes our work in this area, emphasizing the relevant mechanistic insights that enabled synthetic advances and distinguished the resulting transformations from other methods. We initially discovered an intramolecular Rh-catalyzed C-2-alkylation of azoles by alkenyl groups. That reaction provided access to a number of di-, tri-, and tetracyclic azole derivatives. We then developed conditions that exploited microwave heating to expedite these reactions. While investigating the mechanism of this transformation, we discovered that a novel substrate-derived Rh-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complex was involved as an intermediate. We then synthesized analogous Rh–NHC complexes directly by treating precursors to the intermediate [RhCl(PCy3)2] with N-methylbenzimidazole, 3-methyl-3,4-dihydroquinazoline, and 1-methyl-1,4-benzodiazepine-2-one. Extensive kinetic analysis and DFT calculations supported a mechanism for carbene formation in which the catalytically active RhCl(PCy3)2 fragment coordinates to the heterocycle before intramolecular activation of the C-H bond occurs. The resulting Rh-H intermediate ultimately tautomerizes to the observed carbene complex. With this mechanistic information and the discovery that acid co-catalysts accelerate the alkylation, we developed conditions that efficiently and intermolecularly alkylate a variety of heterocycles, including

  16. Direct Functionalization of Nitrogen Heterocycles via Rh-Catalyzed C-H Bond Activation

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    Lewis, Jared; Bergman, Robert; Ellman, Jonathan


    Nitrogen heterocycles are present in many compounds of enormous practical importance, ranging from pharmaceutical agents and biological probes to electroactive materials. Direct funtionalization of nitrogen heterocycles through C-H bond activation constitutes a powerful means of regioselectively introducing a variety of substituents with diverse functional groups onto the heterocycle scaffold. Working together, our two groups have developed a family of Rh-catalyzed heterocycle alkylation and arylation reactions that are notable for their high level of functional-group compatibility. This Account describes their work in this area, emphasizing the relevant mechanistic insights that enabled synthetic advances and distinguished the resulting transformations from other methods. They initially discovered an intramolecular Rh-catalyzed C-2-alkylation of azoles by alkenyl groups. That reaction provided access to a number of di-, tri-, and tetracyclic azole derivatives. They then developed conditions that exploited microwave heating to expedite these reactions. While investigating the mechanism of this transformation, they discovered that a novel substrate-derived Rh-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complex was involved as an intermediate. They then synthesized analogous Rh-NHC complexes directly by treating precursors to the intermediate [RhCl(PCy{sub 3}){sub 2}] with N-methylbenzimidazole, 3-methyl-3,4-dihydroquinazolein, and 1-methyl-1,4-benzodiazepine-2-one. Extensive kinetic analysis and DFT calculations supported a mechanism for carbene formation in which the catalytically active RhCl(PCy{sub 3}){sub 2} fragment coordinates to the heterocycle before intramolecular activation of the C-H bond occurs. The resulting Rh-H intermediate ultimately tautomerizes to the observed carbene complex. With this mechanistic information and the discovery that acid co-catalysts accelerate the alkylation, they developed conditions that efficiently and intermolecularly alkylate a variety of

  17. Graphene Oxide Catalyzed C-H Bond Activation: The Importance Oxygen Functional Groups for Biaryl Construction

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    Gao, Yongjun; Tang, Pei; Zhou, Hu; Zhang, Wei; Yang, Hanjun; Yan, Ning; Hu, Gang; Mei, Donghai; Wang, Jianguo; Ma, Ding


    A heterogeneous, inexpensive and environment-friendly carbon catalytic system was developed for the C-H bond arylation of benzene resulting in the subsequent formation of biaryl compounds. The oxygen-containing groups on these graphene oxide sheets play an essential role in the observed catalytic activity. The catalytic results of model compounds and DFT calculations show that these functional groups promote this reaction by stabilization and activation of K ions at the same time of facilitating the leaving of I. And further mechanisms studies show that it is the charge induced capabilities of oxygen groups connected to specific carbon skeleton together with the giant π-reaction platform provided by the π-domain of graphene that played the vital roles in the observed excellent catalytic activity. D. Mei acknowledges the support from the US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a multiprogram national laboratory operated for DOE by Battelle. Computing time was granted by the grand challenge of computational catalysis of the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory.

  18. Utilising Sodium-Mediated Ferration for Regioselective Functionalisation of Fluoroarenes via C-H and C-F Bond Activations. (United States)

    Hevia, Eva; Maddock, Lewis C H; Nixon, Tracy; Kennedy, Alan R; Probert, Michael R; Clegg, William


    While Fe(II) complexes have shown little promise in deprotonative metallation chemistry, pairing iron bis(amide) Fe(HMDS)2 with Na(HMDS) to form new sodium ferrate base [(dioxane)0.5·NaFe(HMDS)3] (1) enables regioselective mono and di-ferration (via direct Fe-H exchange) of a wide range of fluoroaromatic substrates under mild reaction conditions. Trapping of several ferrated intermediates has provided key insight into how synchronised Na/Fe cooperation operates in these transformations. Furthermore using excess 1 at 80oC switches on a remarkable cascade process inducing the collective 2-fold C-H/3-fold C-F bond activation, where each C-H bond is transformed to C-Fe bonds whereas each C-F bond is transformed into a C-N bond. © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  19. Synthesis of a Benzodiazepine-derived Rhodium NHC Complex by C-H Bond Activation

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    Bergman, Roberg G.; Gribble, Jr., Michael W.; Ellman, Jonathan A.


    The synthesis and characterization of a Rh(I)-NHC complex generated by C-H activation of 1,4-benzodiazepine heterocycle are reported. This complex constitutes a rare example of a carbene tautomer of a 1,4-benzodiazepine aldimine stabilized by transition metal coordination and demonstrates the ability of the catalytically relevant RhCl(PCy{sub 3}){sub 2} fragment to induce NHC-forming tautomerization of heterocycles possessing a single carbene-stabilizing heteroatom. Implications for the synthesis of benzodiazepines and related pharmacophores via C-H functionalization are discussed.

  20. Non-coordinating-Anion-Directed Reversal of Activation Site: Selective C-H Bond Activation of N-Aryl Rings. (United States)

    Wang, Dawei; Yu, Xiaoli; Xu, Xiang; Ge, Bingyang; Wang, Xiaoli; Zhang, Yaxuan


    An Rh-catalyzed selective C-H bond activation of diaryl-substituted anilides is described. In an attempt to achieve C-H activation of C-aryl rings, we unexpectedly obtained an N-aryl ring product under non-coordinating anion conditions, whereas the C-aryl ring product was obtained in the absence of a non-coordinating anion. This methodology has proved to be an excellent means of tuning and adjusting selective C-H bond activation of C-aryl and N-aryl rings. The approach has been rationalized by mechanistic studies and theoretical calculations. In addition, it has been found and verified that the catalytic activity of the rhodium catalyst is obviously improved by non-coordinating anions, which provides an efficient strategy for obtaining a highly chemoselective catalyst. Mechanistic experiments also unequivocally ruled out the possibility of a so-called "silver effect" in this transformation involving silver. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  1. Aromatic C-H bond activation revealed by infrared multiphoton dissociation spectroscopy

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    Jašíková, L.; Hanikýřová, E.; Schröder, Detlef; Roithová, J.


    Roč. 47, č. 4 (2012), s. 460-465 ISSN 1076-5174 Grant - others:GA ČR(CZ) GAP207/11/0338; Seventh Framework Program(XE) 226716 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40550506 Keywords : C-H activation * density functional theory calculations * ion spectroscopy * metal oxides * rearrangements Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry Impact factor: 3.214, year: 2012

  2. Regioselective β-silylation of porphyrins via iridium-catalyzed C-H bond activation. (United States)

    Sugita, Noriaki; Hayashi, Satoshi; Shibata, Masashi; Endo, Taiga; Noji, Masahiro; Takatori, Kazuhiko; Takanami, Toshikatsu


    An efficient approach to meso-unsubstituted β-silylporphyrins was developed through highly regioselective Ir-catalyzed C-H activation, in the presence of HSiMe(OSiMe3)2 as the Si source, from meso-unsubstituted porphyrins. Further transformations of the silyl group, such as oxidation, halogenation, and cross-coupling reactions, could be achieved under mild conditions, demonstrating the synthetic utility of β-silylporphyrins as a multipurpose synthon for fabricating porphyrin derivatives.

  3. Tuning the Reactivity of Terminal Nickel(III)-Oxygen Adducts for C-H Bond Activation. (United States)

    Pirovano, Paolo; Farquhar, Erik R; Swart, Marcel; McDonald, Aidan R


    Two metastable NiIII complexes, [NiIII(OAc)(L)] and [NiIII(ONO2)(L)] (L = N,N'-(2,6-dimethylphenyl)-2,6-pyridinedicarboxamidate, OAc = acetate), were prepared, adding to the previously prepared [NiIII(OCO2H)(L)], with the purpose of probing the properties of terminal late-transition metal oxidants. These high-valent oxidants were prepared by the one-electron oxidation of their NiII precursors ([NiII(OAc)(L)]- and [NiII(ONO2)(L)]-) with tris(4-bromophenyl)ammoniumyl hexachloroantimonate. Fascinatingly, the reaction between any [NiII(X)(L)]- and NaOCl/acetic acid (AcOH) or cerium ammonium nitrate ((NH4)2[CeIV(NO3)6], CAN), yielded [NiIII(OAc)(L)] and [NiIII(ONO2)(L)], respectively. An array of spectroscopic characterizations (electronic absorption, electron paramagnetic resonance, X-ray absorption spectroscopies), electrochemical methods, and computational predictions (density functional theory) have been used to determine the structural, electronic, and magnetic properties of these highly reactive metastable oxidants. The NiIII-oxidants proved competent in the oxidation of phenols (weak O-H bonds) and a series of hydrocarbon substrates (some with strong C-H bonds). Kinetic investigation of the reactions with di-tert-butylphenols showed a 15-fold enhanced reaction rate for [NiIII(ONO2)(L)] compared to [NiIII(OCO2H)(L)] and [NiIII(OAc)(L)], demonstrating the effect of electron-deficiency of the O-ligand on oxidizing power. The oxidation of a series of hydrocarbons by [NiIII(OAc)(L)] was further examined. A linear correlation between the rate constant and the bond dissociation energy of the C-H bonds in the substrates was indicative of a hydrogen atom transfer mechanism. The reaction rate with dihydroanthracene (k2 = 8.1 M-1 s-1) compared favorably with the most reactive high-valent metal-oxidants, and showcases the exceptional reactivity of late transition metal-oxygen adducts.

  4. Vapour-induced solid-state C-H bond activation for the clean synthesis of an organopalladium biothiol sensor. (United States)

    Monas, Andrea; Užarević, Krunoslav; Halasz, Ivan; Kulcsár, Marina Juribašić; Ćurić, Manda


    Room-temperature accelerated aging in the solid state has been applied for atom- and energy-efficient activation of either one or two C-H bonds of azobenzene and methyl orange by palladium(ii) acetate. Organopalladium complexes are prepared in quantitative reactions without potentially harmful side products. Dicyclopalladated methyl orange is water-soluble and is a selective chromogenic biothiol sensor at physiologically-relevant micromolar concentrations in buffered aqueous media.

  5. Cooperative Lewis Acid/Cp*Co(III) Catalyzed C-H Bond Activation for the Synthesis of Isoquinolin-3-ones. (United States)

    Kim, Ju Hyun; Greßies, Steffen; Glorius, Frank


    A facile route toward the synthesis of isoquinolin-3-ones through a cooperative B(C6 F5 )3 - and Cp*Co(III) -catalyzed C-H bond activation of imines with diazo compounds is presented. The inclusion of a catalytic amount of B(C6 F5 )3 results in a highly efficient reaction, thus enabling unstable NH imines to serve as substrates. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  6. Alkane Activation at Ambient Temperatures: Unusual Selectivities, C-C, C-H Bond Scission versus C-C Bond Coupling

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    Trionfetti, C.; Agiral, A.; Gardeniers, Johannes G.E.; Lefferts, Leonardus; Seshan, Kulathuiyer


    Activating bonds: A cold plasma generated by dielectric barrier discharge in a microreactor converts alkanes (C1–C3) at atmospheric pressure. Large amounts of products with higher molecular weight than the starting hydrocarbons are observed showing that C-H activation at lower T favourably leads to

  7. para-Selective C-H bond functionalization of iodobenzenes. (United States)

    Zhao, Ying; Yan, Haiming; Lu, Hanwei; Huang, Zhiliang; Lei, Aiwen


    Selective C-H bond activation and functionalization is an invaluable and eco-friendly tool for new chemical bond construction. Recently, great progress has been made in the highly selective ortho- and meta-C-H bond functionalization of arene derivatives. In contrast, the remote para-C-H bond functionalization still remains a challenge. Herein, an oxidation-induced strategy for para-selective C-H bond functionalization of iodobenzenes towards the synthesis of various useful asymmetric diaryl ethers was demonstrated. This strategy not only provides a novel method for para-C-H bond functionalization, but also proposes a general idea for the development of new, highly selective para-C-H functionalization reactions.

  8. Oxygen activation and intramolecular C-H bond activation by an amidate-bridged diiron(II) complex. (United States)

    Jones, Matthew B; Hardcastle, Kenneth I; Hagen, Karl S; MacBeth, Cora E


    A diiron(II) complex containing two μ-1,3-(κN:κO)-amidate linkages has been synthesized using the 2,2',2''-tris(isobutyrylamido)triphenylamine (H(3)L(iPr)) ligand. The resulting diiron complex, 1, reacts with dioxygen (or iodosylbenzene) to effect intramolecular C-H bond activation at the methine position of the ligand isopropyl group. The ligand-activated product, 2, has been isolated and characterized by a variety of methods including X-ray crystallography. Electrospray ionization mass spectroscopy of 2 prepared from(18)O(2) was used to confirm that the oxygen atom incorporated into the ligand framework is derived from molecular oxygen.

  9. Palladium(II)-Catalyzed C-H Bond Activation/C-C and C-O Bond Formation Reaction Cascade: Direct Synthesis of Coumestans. (United States)

    Neog, Kashmiri; Borah, Ashwini; Gogoi, Pranjal


    A palladium catalyzed cascade reaction of 4-hydroxycoumarins and in situ generated arynes has been developed for the direct synthesis of coumestans. This cascade strategy proceeds via C-H bond activation/C-O and C-C bond formations in a single reaction vessel. This methodology affords moderate to good yields of coumestans and is tolerant of a variety of functional groups including halide. The methodology was applied to the synthesis of natural product flemichapparin C.

  10. Graphene Oxide Catalyzed C-H Bond Activation: The Importance of Oxygen Functional Groups for Biaryl Construction. (United States)

    Gao, Yongjun; Tang, Pei; Zhou, Hu; Zhang, Wei; Yang, Hanjun; Yan, Ning; Hu, Gang; Mei, Donghai; Wang, Jianguo; Ma, Ding


    A heterogeneous, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly graphene oxide catalytic system for the C-H bond arylation of benzene enables the formation of biaryl compounds in the presence of aryl iodides. The oxygen functional groups in these graphene oxide sheets and the addition of KOtBu are essential for the observed catalytic activity. Reactions with various model compounds and DFT calculations confirmed that these negatively charged oxygen atoms promote the overall transformation by stabilizing and activating K(+) ions, which in turns facilitates the activation of the C-I bond. However, the graphene π system also greatly facilitates the overall reaction as the aromatic coupling partners are easily adsorbed. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  11. C-H bond activation by aluminum oxide cluster anions, an experimental and theoretical study. (United States)

    Tian, Li-Hua; Ma, Tong-Mei; Li, Xiao-Na; He, Sheng-Gui


    Aluminum oxide cluster anions are produced by laser ablation and reacted with n-butane in a fast flow reactor. A reflectron time-of-flight mass spectrometer is used to detect the cluster distribution before and after the reactions. Aluminum oxide clusters Al₂O4,6⁻ and Al₃O₇⁻ can react with n-C₄H₁₀ to produce Al₂O4,6H⁻ and Al₃O₇⁻, respectively, while cluster Al₃O₆⁻ reacts with n-C₄H₁₀ to produce both the Al₃O₆H⁻ and Al₃O₆H₂⁻. The theoretical calculations are performed to study the structures and bonding properties of clusters Al₂O4,6⁻ and Al₃O6,7⁻ as well as the reaction mechanism of Al₂O₄⁻ + n-C₄H₁₀. The calculated results show that the mononuclear oxygen-centred radicals (O⁻˙) on Al₂O4,6⁻ and Al₃O₇⁻, and oxygen-centred biradical on Al₃O₆⁻ are the active sites responsible for the observed hydrogen atom abstraction reactivity. Furthermore, mechanism investigation of the O⁻˙ generation in Al₃O₇⁻ upon O₂ molecule adsorption on un-reactive Al₃O₅⁻ is performed by theoretical calculations.

  12. The Stereoselective Formation of Bicyclic Enamines with Bridgehead Unsaturation via Tandem C-H Bond Activation/Alkenylation/Electrocyclization

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    Ellman, Jonathan A.; Yotphan, Sirilata; Bergman, Robert


    Rhodium-catalyzed intermolecular C-H activation of {alpha}, {beta}-unsaturated imines in the presence of alkynes leads to a tandem process in which coupling to the alkyne occurs at the {beta}-C-H bond of the imine, followed by electrocyclization of the resulting azatriene intermediates to give dihydropyridines (eq 1). Consideration of the intramolecular version of this overall transformation (Scheme 1) raises interesting regiochemical issues. For example in a compound such as 1, where the nitrogen and alkyne are connected by a 4-carbon tether, the presumed first-formed hydrido(vinyl)rhodium function can add to the triple bond in a 1,2-fashion, producing complex 2 with a new endocyclic double bond. Alternatively, addition might occur in a 2,1-fashion, leading to product 4 with an exocyclic double bond. We now wish to report that this intramolecular cyclization occurs smoothly at 100 C, and the exocyclic double bond route is exclusively followed. Remarkably, products such as 4 do not resist further cyclization. Even though both the transition state for this process and the resulting product are presumably strained, the overall transformation leads to good yields of unusual bridgehead doubly-bonded enamines such as 5. The unique chemistry of conjugated enamine 5 is consistent with the increased strain of this molecule as well as with inhibited conjugation between the nitrogen lone pair and the adjacent double bond (vida infra). We began our investigation into the C-H activation/cyclization of alkyne-tethered imine 1 by extensive screening of transition metal catalysts for this process. Rhodium-based catalysts were found to be the most efficient (Table 1), leading exclusively to the bridgehead dienamine; none of the catalysts that were employed in the screening led to quinolizidine 3 or to the product of intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction. The optimized reaction conditions employ the electron-rich monophosphine ligand (p-NMe{sub 2})PhPEt{sub 2} in 1:1 ratio relative

  13. Double C-H bond activation of acetylene by atomic boron in forming aromatic cyclic-HBC2BH in solid neon. (United States)

    Jian, Jiwen; Li, Wei; Wu, Xuan; Zhou, Mingfei


    The organo-boron species formed from the reactions of boron atoms with acetylene in solid neon are investigated using matrix isolation infrared spectroscopy with isotopic substitutions as well as quantum chemical calculations. Besides the previously reported single C-H bond activation species, a cyclic-HBC2BH diboron species is formed via double C-H bond activation of acetylene. It is characterized to have a closed-shell singlet ground state with planar D2h symmetry. Bonding analysis indicates that it is a doubly aromatic species involving two delocalized σ electrons and two delocalized π electrons. This finding reveals the very first example of double C-H bond activation of acetylene in forming new organo-boron compounds.

  14. Biomass Oxidation: Formyl C-H Bond Activation by the Surface Lattice Oxygen of Regenerative CuO Nanoleaves. (United States)

    Amaniampong, Prince N; Trinh, Quang Thang; Wang, Bo; Borgna, Armando; Yang, Yanhui; Mushrif, Samir H


    An integrated experimental and computational investigation reveals that surface lattice oxygen of copper oxide (CuO) nanoleaves activates the formyl C-H bond in glucose and incorporates itself into the glucose molecule to oxidize it to gluconic acid. The reduced CuO catalyst regains its structure, morphology, and activity upon reoxidation. The activity of lattice oxygen is shown to be superior to that of the chemisorbed oxygen on the metal surface and the hydrogen abstraction ability of the catalyst is correlated with the adsorption energy. Based on the present investigation, it is suggested that surface lattice oxygen is critical for the oxidation of glucose to gluconic acid, without further breaking down the glucose molecule into smaller fragments, because of C-C cleavage. Using CuO nanoleaves as catalyst, an excellent yield of gluconic acid is also obtained for the direct oxidation of cellobiose and polymeric cellulose, as biomass substrates. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  15. A theoretical study into a trans-dioxo Mn(V) porphyrin complex that does not follow the oxygen rebound mechanism in C-H bond activation reactions. (United States)

    Cho, Kyung-Bin; Nam, Wonwoo


    Previous experimental results revealed that the C-H bond activation reaction by a synthetic trans-dioxo Mn(V) porphyrin complex, [(TF4TMAP)OMn(V)O](3+), does not occur via the well-known oxygen rebound mechanism, which has been well demonstrated in Fe(IV)O porphyrin π-cation radical reactions. In the present study, theoretical calculations offer an explanation through the energetics involved in the C-H bond activation reaction, where a multi-spin state scenario cannot be excluded.

  16. Rhodium-Catalyzed Intramolecular C-H Bond Activation with Triazoles: Preparation of Stereodefined Pyrrolidines and Other Related Cyclic Compounds. (United States)

    Senoo, Masato; Furukawa, Ayana; Hata, Takeshi; Urabe, Hirokazu


    On treatment of triazoles having an N-sulfonyl-protected benzylamine moiety with [Rh2 (C7 H15 CO2 )4 ], intramolecular C-H bond insertion takes place at the benzylic position to give cis-N-sulfonyl-2-aryl-3-[(sulfonylimino)methyl]pyrrolidines in good yields and with highly stereoselectivities. Analogously, the similar treatment of triazoles having an ether or even an alkyl moiety affords 2-alkyl- or 2-aryl-3-[(sulfonylimino)methyl]tetrahydrofurans or a 2-alkyl-3-[(sulfonylimino)methyl]cyclopentane in good yields. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  17. Indole Synthesis through Sequential Electrophilic N-H and C-H Bond Activation Using Iodine(III) Reactivity. (United States)

    Fra, Laura; Muñiz, Kilian


    An intramolecular approach towards the regioselective construction of 2,3-diarylated indoles is reported. The reaction follows an intramolecular electrophilic N-H and C-H bond functionalization between the aniline and acetylene. This methodology employs the concept of a traceless tether to provide access to the free 2,3-diarylated indole products comprising a total of 18 examples. Hypervalent iodine reagents were identified as suitable promoters and four different protocols are provided, including stoichiometric and catalytic transformations. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  18. Undirected, Homogeneous C?H Bond Functionalization: Challenges and Opportunities


    Hartwig, John F.; Larsen, Matthew A.


    The functionalization of C?H bonds has created new approaches to preparing organic molecules by enabling new strategic ?disconnections? during the planning of a synthetic route. Such functionalizations also have created the ability to derivatize complex molecules by modifying one or more of the many C?H bonds. For these reasons, researchers are developing new types of functionalization reactions of C?H bonds and new applications of these processes. These C?H bond functionalization reactions c...

  19. Propane σ-Complexes on PdO(101): Spectroscopic Evidence of the Selective Coordination and Activation of Primary C-H Bonds. (United States)

    Zhang, Feng; Pan, Li; Choi, Juhee; Mehar, Vikram; Diulus, John T; Asthagiri, Aravind; Weaver, Jason F


    Achieving selective C-H bond cleavage is critical for developing catalytic processes that transform small alkanes to value-added products. The present study clarifies the molecular-level origin for an exceptionally strong preference for propane to dissociate on the crystalline PdO(101) surface via primary C-H bond cleavage. Using reflection absorption infrared spectroscopy (RAIRS) and density functional theory (DFT) calculations, we show that adsorbed propane σ-complexes preferentially adopt geometries on PdO(101) in which only primary C-H bonds datively interact with the surface Pd atoms at low propane coverages and are thus activated under typical catalytic reaction conditions. We show that a propane molecule achieves maximum stability on PdO(101) by adopting a bidentate geometry in which a H-Pd dative bond forms at each CH3 group. These results demonstrate that structural registry between the molecule and surface can strongly influence the selectivity of a metal oxide surface in activating alkane C-H bonds. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  20. Rhodium-Catalyzed Oxidative Synthesis of Quinoline-Fused Sydnones via 2-fold C-H Bond Activation. (United States)

    Li, Lei; Wang, He; Yang, Xifa; Kong, Lingheng; Wang, Fen; Li, Xingwei


    Rh(III)-catalyzed synthesis of mesoionic heterocycles has been achieved via C-H activation of sydnones and oxidative coupling with internal alkynes. This reaction occurred under mild conditions with high efficiency, broad substrate scope, and low catalyst loading. Moreover, synthetic applications of a coupled product have been demonstrated in the late-stage derivatization into a variety of highly functionalized scaffolds.

  1. Rhodium-Catalyzed Oxidative Benzannulation of N-Pivaloylanilines with Internal Alkynes through Dual C-H Bond Activation: Synthesis of Highly Substituted Naphthalenes. (United States)

    Zhang, Xuan; Yu, Xiaoqiang; Feng, Xiujuan; Yamamoto, Yoshinori; Almansour, Abdulrahman I; Arumugam, Natarajan; Kumar, Raju Suresh; Bao, Ming


    An efficient method was developed for the synthesis of highly substituted naphthalenes through rhodium-catalyzed oxidative benzannulation of N-pivaloylanilines with internal alkynes. The benzannulation reaction proceeded smoothly through dual C-H bond activation to produce the corresponding highly substituted naphthalene products in satisfactory to good yields. © 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  2. Catalytic C-H bond activation at nanoscale Lewis acidic aluminium fluorides: H/D exchange reactions at aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons. (United States)

    Prechtl, Martin H G; Teltewskoi, Michael; Dimitrov, Anton; Kemnitz, Erhard; Braun, Thomas


    Nanoscopic amorphous Lewis acidic aluminium fluorides, such as aluminium chlorofluoride (ACF) and high-surface aluminium fluoride (HS-AlF(3)), are capable of activating C-H bonds of aliphatic hydrocarbons. H/D exchange reactions are catalysed under mild conditions (40 °C). Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  3. Iron-Carbonyl-Catalyzed Redox-Neutral [4+2] Annulation of N-H Imines and Internal Alkynes by C-H Bond Activation. (United States)

    Jia, Teng; Zhao, Chongyang; He, Ruoyu; Chen, Hui; Wang, Congyang


    Stoichiometric C-H bond activation of arenes mediated by iron carbonyls was reported by Pauson as early as in 1965, yet the catalytic C-H transformations have not been developed. Herein, an iron-catalyzed annulation of N-H imines and internal alkynes to furnish cis-3,4-dihydroisoquinolines is described, and represents the first iron-carbonyl-catalyzed C-H activation reaction of arenes. Remarkablely, this is also the first redox-neutral [4+2] annulation of imines and alkynes proceeding by C-H activation. The reaction also features only cis stereoselectivity and excellent atom economy as neither base, nor external ligand, nor additive is required. Experimental and theoretical studies reveal an oxidative addition mechanism for C-H bond activation to afford a dinuclear ferracycle and a synergetic diiron-promoted H-transfer to the alkyne as the turnover-determining step. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  4. Rhodium-catalyzed ortho C-H bond activation of arylamines for the synthesis of quinoline carboxylates. (United States)

    Gadakh, Sunita K; Dey, Soumen; Sudalai, A


    The rhodium catalyzed annulation of anilines with alkynic esters allowing for the high-yield synthesis of quinoline carboxylates with excellent regioselectivity is described. This unprecedented reaction employs either formic acid as the C1 source and reductant or copper(ii) as the oxidant and is proposed to proceed via rhodacycle of in situ generated amide and enamine ester followed by ortho C-H activation of arylamines with rhodium as the catalyst.

  5. Undirected, Homogeneous C-H Bond Functionalization: Challenges and Opportunities. (United States)

    Hartwig, John F; Larsen, Matthew A


    The functionalization of C-H bonds has created new approaches to preparing organic molecules by enabling new strategic "disconnections" during the planning of a synthetic route. Such functionalizations also have created the ability to derivatize complex molecules by modifying one or more of the many C-H bonds. For these reasons, researchers are developing new types of functionalization reactions of C-H bonds and new applications of these processes. These C-H bond functionalization reactions can be divided into two general classes: those directed by coordination to an existing functional group prior to the cleavage of the C-H bond (directed) and those occurring without coordination prior to cleavage of the C-H bond (undirected). The undirected functionalizations of C-H bonds are much less common and more challenging to develop than the directed reactions. This outlook will focus on undirected C-H bond functionalization, as well as related reactions that occur by a noncovalent association of the catalyst prior to C-H bond cleavage. The inherent challenges of conducting undirected functionalizations of C-H bonds and the methods for undirected functionalization that are being developed will be presented, along with the factors that govern selectivity in these reactions. Finally, this outlook discusses future directions for research on undirected C-H functionalization, with an emphasis on the limitations that must be overcome if this type of methodology is to become widely used in academia and in industry.

  6. Selective C-C and C-H bond activation/cleavage of pinene derivatives: synthesis of enantiopure cyclohexenone scaffolds and mechanistic insights. (United States)

    Masarwa, Ahmad; Weber, Manuel; Sarpong, Richmond


    The continued development of transition-metal-mediated C-C bond activation/cleavage methods would provide even more opportunities to implement novel synthetic strategies. We have explored the Rh(I)-catalyzed C-C activation of cyclobutanols resident in hydroxylated derivatives of pinene, which proceed in a complementary manner to the C-C bond cleavage that we have observed with many traditional electrophilic reagents. Mechanistic and computational studies have provided insight into the role of C-H bond activation in the stereochemical outcome of the Rh-catalyzed C-C bond activation process. Using this new approach, functionalized cyclohexenones that form the cores of natural products, including the spiroindicumides and phomactin A, have been accessed.

  7. The Unexpected Reactivity of the Carbon Sites on the Nanostructured Carbon Catalysts towards the C-H Bond Activation from the Analysis of the Aromaticity. (United States)

    Sun, XiaoYing; Li, Bo; Su, DangSheng


    It is believed that the oxygen groups on the carbon catalysts are responsible for the observed reactivity for C-H bond activations. On the other hand, the oxygen groups also reduce the aromaticity of the host. The loss of the aromaticity increases reactivities of the carbon atoms and they become the active sites for the C-H bond activation. The newly identified C-C site exhibits the comparable catalytic performance in the oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH) of propane compared with the conventional oxygen groups like quinone and ketone. A series of calculations indicate that the aromaticity might be a useful descriptor for the carbon catalysts. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  8. Ruthenium-Catalyzed C-H Bond Activation Approach to Azolyl Aminals and Hemiaminal Ethers, Mechanistic Evaluations, and Isomer Interconversion. (United States)

    Singh, Manish K; Akula, Hari K; Satishkumar, Sakilam; Stahl, Lothar; Lakshman, Mahesh K


    C(sp3)-N bond-forming reactions between benzotriazole and 5,6-dimethylbenzotriazole with N-methylpyrrolidinone, tetrahydrofuran, tetrahydropyran, diethyl ether, 1,4-dioxane, and isochroman have been conducted using RuCl3•3H2O/t-BuOOH in 1,2-dichloroethane. In all cases, N1 and N2 alkylation products were obtained, and these are readily separated by chromatography. One of these products, 1-(isochroman-1-yl)-5,6-dimethyl-1H-benzotriazole, was examined by X-ray crystallography. It is the first such compound to be analyzed by this method, and notably, the benzotriazolyl moiety is quasi-axially disposed, consistent with the anomeric effect. This has plausible consequences, not observed previously. In contrast to other hemiaminal ether-forming reactions, which proceed via radicals, this Ru-catalyzed process is not suppressed in the presence of a radical inhibitor. Therefore, an oxoruthenium-species-mediated rapid formation of an oxocarbenium intermediate is believed to occur. In the radical-trapping experiment, previously unknown products containing both the benzotriazole and the TEMPO unit have been identified. In these products, it is likely that the benzotriazole is introduced via a Ru-catalyzed C-N bond formation, whereas C-O bond-formation with TEMPO occurs via a radical reaction. We show that reactions of THF with TEMPO are influenced by ambient light. A competitive reaction of THF and THF-d8 with benzotriazole indicated that C-H bond cleavage occurs ca. 5 times faster than C-D cleavage. This is comparable to other metal-mediated radical reactions of THF, but lower than that observed for a reaction catalyzed by n-Bu4N+I-. Detailed mechanistic experiments and comparisons are described. The catalytic system was also evaluated for reactions of benzimidazole, imidazole, 1,2,4-triazole, and 1,2,3-triazole with THF, and successful reactions were achieved in each case. In the course of our studies, we discovered an unexpected but significant isomerization of some of the

  9. Iodine-catalyzed [Formula: see text] C-H bond activation by selenium dioxide: synthesis of diindolylmethanes and di(3-indolyl)selanides. (United States)

    Naidu, P Seetham; Majumder, Swarup; Bhuyan, Pulak J


    An efficient reaction protocol was developed for the synthesis of several diindolylmethane derivatives via the [Formula: see text] C-H bond activation of aryl methyl ketones by [Formula: see text] and indoles in the presence of catalytic amounts of [Formula: see text] at 80 [Formula: see text] using dioxane as solvent. Unexpectedly, an interesting class of di(3-indolyl)selenide compounds was isolated when the reaction was carried out at room temperature.

  10. Unprecedented Reaction Pathway of Sterically Crowded Calcium Complexes: Sequential C-N Bond Cleavage Reactions Induced by C-H Bond Activations. (United States)

    Yang, Yang; Wang, Haobing; Ma, Haiyan


    Five bis(quinolylmethyl)-(1H-indolylmethyl)amine (BQIA) compounds, that is, {(quinol-8-yl-CH2 )2 NCH2 (3-Br-1H-indol-2-yl)} (L(1) H) and {[(8-R(3) -quinol-2-yl)CH2 ]2 NCH(R(2) )[3-R(1) -1H-indol-2-yl]} (L(2-5) H) (L(2) H: R(1) =Br, R(2) =H, R(3) =H; L(3) H: R(1) =Br, R(2) =H, R(3) =iPr; L(4) H: R(1) =H, R(2) =CH3 , R(3) =iPr; L(5) H: R(1) =H, R(2) =nBu, R(3) =iPr) were synthesized and used to prepare calcium complexes. The reactions of L(1-5) H with silylamido calcium precursors (Ca[N(SiMe2 R)2 ]2 (THF)2 , R=Me or H) at room temperature gave heteroleptic products (L(1, 2) )CaN(SiMe3 )2 (1, 2), (L(3, 4) )CaN(SiHMe2 )2 (3 a, 4 a) and homoleptic complexes (L(3, 5) )2 Ca (D3, D5). NMR and X-ray analyses proved that these calcium complexes were stabilized through Ca⋅⋅⋅C-Si, Ca⋅⋅⋅H-Si or Ca⋅⋅⋅H-C agostic interactions. Unexpectedly, calcium complexes ((L(3-5) )CaN(SiMe3 )2 ) bearing more sterically encumbered ligands of the same type were extremely unstable and underwent C-N bond cleavage processes as a consequence of intramolecular C-H bond activation, leading to the exclusive formation of (E)-1,2-bis(8-isopropylquinol-2-yl)ethane. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  11. Direct Synthesis of Protoberberine Alkaloids by Rh-Catalyzed C-H Bond Activation as the Key Step. (United States)

    Jayakumar, Jayachandran; Cheng, Chien-Hong


    A one-pot reaction of substituted benzaldehydes with alkyne-amines by a Rh-catalyzed C-H activation and annulation to afford various natural and unnatural protoberberine alkaloids is reported. This reaction provides a convenient route for the generation of a compound library of protoberberine salts, which recently have attracted great attention because of their diverse biological activities. In addition, pyridinium salt derivatives can also be formed in good yields from α,β-unsaturated aldehydes and amino-alkynes. This reaction proceeds with excellent regioselectivity and good functional group compatibility under mild reaction conditions by using O2 as the oxidant. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  12. Interplay of Electronic Cooperativity and Exchange Coupling in Regulating the Reactivity of Diiron(IV)-oxo Complexes towards C-H and O-H Bond Activation. (United States)

    Ansari, Azaj; Ansari, Mursaleem; Singha, Asmita; Rajaraman, Gopalan


    Activation of inert C-H bonds such as those of methane are extremely challenging for chemists but in nature, the soluble methane monooxygenase (sMMO) enzyme readily oxidizes methane to methanol by using a diiron(IV) species. This has prompted chemists to look for similar model systems. Recently, a (μ-oxo)bis(μ-carboxamido)diiron(IV) ([Fe(IV)2 O(L)2 ](2+) L=N,N-bis-(3',5'-dimethyl-4'-methoxypyridyl-2'-methyl)-N'-acetyl-1,2-diaminoethane) complex has been generated by bulk electrolysis and this species activates inert C-H bonds almost 1000 times faster than mononuclear Fe(IV) =O species and at the same time selectively activates O-H bonds of alcohols. The very high reactivity and selectivity of this species is puzzling and herein we use extensive DFT calculations to shed light on this aspect. We have studied the electronic and spectral features of diiron {Fe(III) -μ(O)-Fe(III) }(+2) (complex I), {Fe(III) -μ(O)-Fe(IV) }(+3) (II), and {Fe(IV) -μ(O)-Fe(IV) }(+4) (III) complexes. Strong antiferromagnetic coupling between the Fe centers leads to spin-coupled S=0, S=3/2, and S=0 ground state for species I-III respectively. The mechanistic study of the C-H and O-H bond activation reveals a multistate reactivity scenario where C-H bond activation is found to occur through the S=4 spin-coupled state corresponding to the high-spin state of individual Fe(IV) centers. The O-H bond activation on the other hand, occurs through the S=2 spin-coupled state corresponding to an intermediate state of individual Fe(IV) centers. Molecular orbital analysis reveals σ-π/π-π channels for the reactivity. The nature of the magnetic exchange interaction is found to be switched during the course of the reaction and this offers lower energy pathways. Significant electronic cooperativity between two metal centers during the course of the reaction has been witnessed and this uncovers the reason behind the efficiency and selectivity observed. The catalyst is found to prudently choose the

  13. Rhodium-catalyzed C-H bond activation for the synthesis of quinonoid compounds: Significant Anti-Trypanosoma cruzi activities and electrochemical studies of functionalized quinones. (United States)

    Jardim, Guilherme A M; Silva, Thaissa L; Goulart, Marilia O F; de Simone, Carlos A; Barbosa, Juliana M C; Salomão, Kelly; de Castro, Solange L; Bower, John F; da Silva Júnior, Eufrânio N


    Thirty four halogen and selenium-containing quinones, synthesized by rhodium-catalyzed C-H bond activation and palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions, were evaluated against bloodstream trypomastigotes of T. cruzi. We have identified fifteen compounds with IC 50 /24 h values of less than 2 μM. Electrochemical studies on A-ring functionalized naphthoquinones were also performed aiming to correlate redox properties with trypanocidal activity. For instance, (E)-5-styryl-1,4-naphthoquinone 59 and 5,8-diiodo-1,4-naphthoquinone 3, which are around fifty fold more active than the standard drug benznidazole, are potential derivatives for further investigation. These compounds represent powerful new agents useful in Chagas disease therapy. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  14. Mixed Directing-Group Strategy: Oxidative C-H/C-H Bond Arylation of Unactivated Arenes by Cobalt Catalysis. (United States)

    Du, Cong; Li, Peng-Xiang; Zhu, Xinju; Suo, Jian-Feng; Niu, Jun-Long; Song, Mao-Ping


    A mixed directing-group strategy for inexpensive [Co(acac)3 ]-catalyzed oxidative C-H/C-H bond arylation of unactivated arenes has been disclosed. This strategy enables the arylation of a wide range of benzamide and arylpyridines effectively to afford novel bifunctionalized biaryls, which are difficult to achieve by common synthetic routes. Two different pathways, namely, a single-electron-transmetalation process (8-aminoquinoline-directed) and a concerted metalation-deprotonation process (pyridine-directed), were involved to activate two different inert aromatic C-H bonds. Moreover, the aryl radicals have been trapped by 2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol to form benzylated products. This unique strategy should be useful in the design of other arene C-H/C-H cross-couplings as well. © 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  15. Ligand versus Complex: C-F and C-H Bond Activation of Polyfluoroaromatics at a Cyclic (Alkyl)(Amino)Carbene. (United States)

    Paul, Ursula S D; Radius, Udo


    C-F and C-H bond activation reactions of polyfluoroaromatics at the cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbene (cAAC) cAACmethyl (1) are reported. Studies on the C-F bond activation using the cAAC-stabilized nickel(0) complex [Ni(cAACmethyl )2 ] (2) have shown that 2 does not react with fluorinated arenes. However, these investigations led to the observation of C-F bond cleavage of perfluorinated arenes by the carbene ligand cAACmethyl (1) itself. The reaction of 1 with C6 F6 , C6 F5 -C6 F5 , C6 F5 -CF3 , and C5 F5 N afforded the insertion products of cAAC into one of the C-F bonds of the substrate, that is, the C-F bond activation products (cAACmethyl )F(Arf ) (Arf =C6 F5 4 a, C6 F4 -C6 F5 4 b, C6 F4 -CF3 4 c, C5 F4 N 4 d). These products decompose readily upon heating to 80 °C within a few hours in solution with formation of ionic iminium salts [(cAACmethyl )(Arf )][X] 6 a-d or neutral alkenyl perfluoroaryl imine compounds 7 a-d. The compounds (cAACmethyl )F(Arf ) 4 a-d readily transfer fluoride, which has been exemplified by the fluoride transfer of all compounds using BF3 etherate as fluoride acceptor. Fluoride transfer has also been achieved starting from (cAACmethyl )F(C6 F4 -CF3 ) (4 c) or (cAACmethyl )F(C5 F4 N) (4 d) to other selected substrates such as trimethylchlorosilane, benzoyl chloride and tosyl chloride. Instead of C-F bond activation, insertion of the cAAC into the C-H bond was observed if 1 was treated with the partially fluorinated arenes C6 F5 H, 1,2,4,5-C6 F4 H2 , 1,3,5-C6 F3 H3 , and 1,3-C6 F2 H4 . The compounds (cAACmethyl )H(Arf ) (Arf =C6 F5 12 e, 2,3,5,6-C6 F4 H 12 f, 2,4,6-C6 F3 H2 12 g and 2,6-C6 F2 H3 12 h) have been isolated in good yields and have been characterized including X-ray analysis. Fluorobenzene C6 FH5 (pKa ≈37), the least C-H acidic fluoroarene used in this study, does not react. In order to investigate the scope and limitations of this type of cAAC C-H bond activation reaction, cAACmethyl (1) was treated

  16. Ruthenium(II)-catalyzed synthesis of pyrrole- and indole-fused isocoumarins by C-H bond activation in DMF and water

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    Singh, K.S.; Sawant, S.G.; Dixneuf, P.H.

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  17. Remote meta C-H bond functionalization of 2-phenethylsulphonic acid and 3-phenylpropanoic acid derivatives. (United States)

    Modak, Atanu; Mondal, Anirban; Watile, Rahul; Mukherjee, Semanti; Maiti, Debabrata


    This discovery illustrates selective meta C-H bond activation from multiple non-equivalent C-H bonds present in medicinally relevant arylethanesulfonic acid and the 2-arylpropanoic acid moiety using weakly coordinating nitrile as a directing group. Transformation of the meta olefinated compounds to important organic molecules has been demonstrated. Efforts were made to obtain mechanistic detail of the meta C-H bond functionalization reaction.

  18. Driving Forces for Covalent Assembly of Porphyrins by Selective C-H Bond Activation and Intermolecular Coupling on a Copper Surface. (United States)

    Floris, Andrea; Haq, Sam; In't Veld, Mendel; Amabilino, David B; Raval, Rasmita; Kantorovich, Lev


    Recent synthesis of covalent organic assemblies at surfaces has opened the promise of producing robust nanostructures for functional interfaces. To uncover how this new chemistry works at surfaces and understand the underlying mechanisms that control bond-breaking and bond-making processes at specific positions of the participating molecules, we study here the coupling reaction of tetra(mesityl)porphyrin molecules, which creates covalently connected networks on the Cu(110) surface by utilizing the 4-methyl groups as unique connection points. Using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), state-of-the-art density functional theory (DFT), and Nudged Elastic Band (NEB) calculations, we show that the unique directionality of the covalent bonding is found to stem from a chain of highly selective C-H activation and dehydrogenation processes, followed by specific intermolecular C-C coupling reactions that are facilitated by the surface, by steric constraints, and by anisotropic molecular diffusion. These insights provide the first steps toward developing synthetic rules for complex two-dimensional covalent organic chemistry that can be enacted directly at a surface to deliver specific macromolecular structures designed for specific functions.

  19. Ethylene C-H Bond Activation by Neutral Mn2O5 Clusters under Visible Light Irradiation. (United States)

    Yin, Shi; Bernstein, Elliot R


    A photo excitation fast flow reactor coupled with a single-photon ionization (118 nm, 10.5 eV) time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOFMS) instrument is used to investigate reactions of neutral MnmOn clusters with C2H4 under visible (532 nm) light irradiation. Association products Mn2O5(C2H4) and Mn3O6,7(C2H4) are observed without irradiation. Under light irradiation, the Mn2O5(C2H4) TOFMS feature decreases, and a new species, Mn2O5H2, is observed. This light-activated reaction suggests that the visible radiation can induce the chemistry, Mn2O5 + C2H4 + hv(532 nm) → Mn2O5*(C2H4) → Mn2O5H2 + C2H2. High barriers (0.67 and 0.59 eV) are obtained on the ground-state potential energy surface (PES); the reaction is barrierless and thermodynamically favorable on the first excited-state PES, as performed by time-dependent density functional theory calculations. The calculational and experimental results suggest that Mn2O5-like structures on manganese oxide surfaces are the appropriate active catalytic sites for visible light photocatalysis of ethylene dehydrogenation.

  20. Rh(I)-Catalyzed Arylation of Heterocycles via C-H Bond Activation: Expanded Scope Through Mechanistic Insight

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    Lewis, Jared; Berman, Ashley; Bergman, Robert; Ellman, Jonathan


    A practical, functional group tolerant method for the Rh-catalyzed direct arylation of a variety of pharmaceutically important azoles with aryl bromides is described. Many of the successful azole and aryl bromide coupling partners are not compatible with methods for the direct arylation of heterocycles using Pd(0) or Cu(I) catalysts. The readily prepared, low molecular weight ligand, Z-1-tert-butyl-2,3,6,7-tetrahydrophosphepine, which coordinates to Rh in a bidentate P-olefin fashion to provide a highly active yet thermally stable arylation catalyst, is essential to the success of this method. By using the tetrafluoroborate salt of the corresponding phosphonium, the reactions can be assembled outside of a glove box without purification of reagents or solvent. The reactions are also conducted in THF or dioxane, which greatly simplifies product isolation relative to most other methods for direct arylation of azoles employing high-boiling amide solvents. The reactions are performed with heating in a microwave reactor to obtain excellent product yields in two hours.

  1. The Molybdenum Active Site of Formate Dehydrogenase Is Capable of Catalyzing C-H Bond Cleavage and Oxygen Atom Transfer Reactions. (United States)

    Hartmann, Tobias; Schrapers, Peer; Utesch, Tillmann; Nimtz, Manfred; Rippers, Yvonne; Dau, Holger; Mroginski, Maria Andrea; Haumann, Michael; Leimkühler, Silke


    Formate dehydrogenases (FDHs) are capable of performing the reversible oxidation of formate and are enzymes of great interest for fuel cell applications and for the production of reduced carbon compounds as energy sources from CO2. Metal-containing FDHs in general contain a highly conserved active site, comprising a molybdenum (or tungsten) center coordinated by two molybdopterin guanine dinucleotide molecules, a sulfido and a (seleno-)cysteine ligand, in addition to a histidine and arginine residue in the second coordination sphere. So far, the role of these amino acids in catalysis has not been studied in detail, because of the lack of suitable expression systems and the lability or oxygen sensitivity of the enzymes. Here, the roles of these active site residues is revealed using the Mo-containing FDH from Rhodobacter capsulatus. Our results show that the cysteine ligand at the Mo ion is displaced by the formate substrate during the reaction, the arginine has a direct role in substrate binding and stabilization, and the histidine elevates the pKa of the active site cysteine. We further found that in addition to reversible formate oxidation, the enzyme is further capable of reducing nitrate to nitrite. We propose a mechanistic scheme that combines both functionalities and provides important insights into the distinct mechanisms of C-H bond cleavage and oxygen atom transfer catalyzed by formate dehydrogenase.

  2. Rhodium(0) metalloradicals in binuclear C-H activation

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    Puschmann, F.F.; Grützmacher, H.; de Bruin, B.


    A reactive rhodium(0) metalloradical capable of binuclear activation of an aromatic C-H bond of PPh3 is disclosed. Kinetic measurements and density functional theory calculations reveal a binuclear mechanism: two metalloradicals add to a 'double bond' of the aromatic substrate while approaching the

  3. Evolution of C-H Bond Functionalization from Methane to Methodology. (United States)

    Hartwig, John F


    This Perspective presents the fundamental principles, the elementary reactions, the initial catalytic systems, and the contemporary catalysts that have converted C-H bond functionalization from a curiosity to a reality for synthetic chemists. Many classes of elementary reactions involving transition-metal complexes cleave C-H bonds at typically unreactive positions. These reactions, coupled with a separate or simultaneous functionalization process lead to products containing new C-C, C-N, and C-O bonds. Such reactions were initially studied for the conversion of light alkanes to liquid products, but they have been used (and commercialized in some cases) most often for the synthesis of the more complex structures of natural products, medicinally active compounds, and aromatic materials. Such a change in direction of research in C-H bond functionalization is remarkable because the reactions must occur at an unactivated C-H bond over functional groups that are more reactive than the C-H bond toward classical reagents. The scope of reactions that form C-C bonds or install functionality at an unactivated C-H bond will be presented, and the potential future utility of these reactions will be discussed.

  4. Catalytic Asymmetric Reactions for Organic Synthesis: The Combined C-H Activation/Cope Rearrangement

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    Huw M. L. Davies; Qihui Jin; Jack Halpern


    .... This article describes the synthetic utility of the combined C-H activation/Cope rearrangement, achieved by dirhodium tetraprolinate-catalyzed reaction of vinyldiazoacetates with compounds containing allylic C-H bonds...

  5. Synthesis and catalytic applications of 1,2,3-triazolylidene gold(i) complexes in silver-free oxazoline syntheses and C-H bond activation. (United States)

    Pretorius, René; Fructos, Manuel R; Müller-Bunz, Helge; Gossage, Robert A; Pérez, Pedro J; Albrecht, Martin


    A series of novel 1,2,3-triazolylidene gold(i) chloride complexes have been synthesised and fully characterised. Silver-free methodologies for chloride ion abstraction of these complexes were evaluated for their potential as Au-based catalyst precursors. Using simple potassium salts or MeOTf as chloride scavengers produced metal complexes that catalyse both the regioselective synthesis of oxazolines and the C-H activation of benzene or styrene for carbene transfer from ethyl diazoacetate. These results indicate that Ag-free activation of 1,2,3-triazolylidene gold(i) chloride complexes is feasible for the generation of catalytically active Au triazolylidene species. However, silver-mediated activation imparts substantially higher catalytic activity in oxazoline synthesis.

  6. Recent advances in C-S bond formation via C-H bond functionalization and decarboxylation. (United States)

    Shen, Chao; Zhang, Pengfei; Sun, Qiang; Bai, Shiqiang; Hor, T S Andy; Liu, Xiaogang


    The development of mild and general methods for C-S bond formation has received significant attention because the C-S bond is indispensable in many important biological and pharmaceutical compounds. Early examples for the synthesis of C-S bonds are generally limited to the condensation reaction between a metal thiolate and an organic halide. Recent chemical approaches for C-S bond formation, based upon direct C-H bond functionalization and decarboxylative reactions, not only provide new insights into the mechanistic understanding of C-S coupling reactions but also allow the synthesis of sulfur-containing compounds from more effective synthetic routes with high atom economy. This review intends to explore recent advances in C-S bond formation via C-H functionalization and decarboxylation, and the growing opportunities they present to the construction of complex chemical scaffolds for applications encompassing natural product synthesis, synthetic methodology development, and functional materials as well as nanotechnology.

  7. Ligand-induced reactivity of β-diketiminate magnesium complexes for regioselective functionalization of fluoroarenes via C-H or C-F bond activations. (United States)

    Davin, Laia; McLellan, Ross; Kennedy, Alan R; Hevia, Eva


    Using β-diketiminate Mg(ii) complexes containing either alkyl, aryl or amide groups, the regioselective functionalization of a wide range of fluoroarenes is accomplished but in uniquely different ways. Overcoming common limitations of traditional s-block bases, kinetically activated [((Dipp)Nacnac)Mg(TMP)] (1) deprotonates these molecules at room temperature, trapping sensitive fluoroaryl anions that can then engage in Negishi cross-coupling; whereas [((Dipp)Nacnac)Mg(R)THF] (R = (n)Bu, Ph, benzofuryl) have proved to be effective reagents for C-F bond alkylation/arylation via pyridine directed C-F bond cleavage.

  8. Metal-catalysed azidation of tertiary C-H bonds suitable for late-stage functionalization (United States)

    Sharma, Ankit; Hartwig, John F.


    Many enzymes oxidize unactivated aliphatic C-H bonds selectively to form alcohols; however, biological systems do not possess enzymes that catalyse the analogous aminations of C-H bonds. The absence of such enzymes limits the discovery of potential medicinal candidates because nitrogen-containing groups are crucial to the biological activity of therapeutic agents and clinically useful natural products. In one prominent example illustrating the importance of incorporating nitrogen-based functionality, the conversion of the ketone of erythromycin to the -N(Me)CH2- group in azithromycin leads to a compound that can be dosed once daily with a shorter treatment time. For such reasons, synthetic chemists have sought catalysts that directly convert C-H bonds to C-N bonds. Most currently used catalysts for C-H bond amination are ill suited to the intermolecular functionalization of complex molecules because they require excess substrate or directing groups, harsh reaction conditions, weak or acidic C-H bonds, or reagents containing specialized groups on the nitrogen atom. Among C-H bond amination reactions, those forming a C-N bond at a tertiary alkyl group would be particularly valuable, because this linkage is difficult to form from ketones or alcohols that might be created in a biosynthetic pathway by oxidation. Here we report a mild, selective, iron-catalysed azidation of tertiary C-H bonds that occurs without excess of the valuable substrate. The reaction tolerates aqueous environments and is suitable for the functionalization of complex structures in the late stages of a multistep synthesis. Moreover, this azidation makes it possible to install a range of nitrogen-based functional groups, including those from Huisgen `click' cycloadditions and the Staudinger ligation. We anticipate that these reactions will create opportunities to modify natural products, their precursors and their derivatives to produce analogues that contain different polarity and charge as a

  9. C8-Selective Acylation of Quinoline N-Oxides with α-Oxocarboxylic Acids via Palladium-Catalyzed Regioselective C-H Bond Activation. (United States)

    Chen, Xiaopei; Cui, Xiuling; Wu, Yangjie


    A facile and efficient protocol for palladium-catalyzed C8-selective acylation of quinoline N-oxides with α-oxocarboxylic acids has been developed. In this approach, N-oxide was utilized as a stepping stone for the remote C-H functionalization. The reactions proceeded efficiently under mild reaction conditions with excellent regioselectivity and broad functional group tolerance.

  10. Active groups for oxidative activation of C-H bond in C{sub 2}-C{sub 5} paraffins on V-P-O catalysts

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    Zazhigalov, V.A. [AN Ukrainskoj SSR, Kiev (Ukraine). Inst. Fizicheskoj Khimii


    For the first time in scientific literature, in our joint work with Dr. G. Ladwig in 1978 it was established phase portraite of the oxide vanadium-phosphorus system within wide range of P/V ratios from 0.5 to 3.2. Some later those data were confirmed. By investigation of the properties of individual vanadium-phosphorus phases it was also shown that the active component of such catalysts in n-butane oxidation was vanadyl pyrophosphate phase (VO){sub 2}Pr{sub 2}O{sub 7}. From then the conclusion has been evidenced by numerous publications and at present it has been out of doubt practically all over the world. It was hypothized that the unique properties of (VO){sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 7} in the reaction of n-butane oxidation could be explained by the presence of paired vanadyl groups and nearness of the distances between neighbouring vanadyl pairs and that between the first and fourth carbon atoms in n-butane molecule. The molecule activation occured at the latter atoms by proton abstraction. A comparison of the results on n-butane and butenes oxidation over vanadyl pyrophosphate allowed to conclude that the paraffin oxidation did not take place due to the molecule dehydrogenation process at the first stage of its conversion. Up to now, more than 100 papers related to paraffins oxidation over vanadyl pyrophosphate and the physico-chemical properties of the catalyst have been published. The process of n-butane oxidation is realized in practice. But still, the question about the nature of active sites of the catalyst and the reaction mechanism remains open and provokes further investigations. The present paper deals with our opinion about the problem and the experimental results supporting it. (orig.)

  11. Pathways for C-H bond cleavage of propane σ-complexes on PdO(101). (United States)

    Antony, Abbin; Asthagiri, Aravind; Weaver, Jason F


    We used dispersion-corrected density functional theory (DFT-D3) calculations to investigate the initial C-H bond cleavage of propane σ-complexes adsorbed on the PdO(101) surface. The calculations predict that propane molecules adsorbed in η(1) configurations can undergo facile C-H bond cleavage on PdO(101), where the energy barrier for C-H bond activation is lower than that for desorption for each molecular complex. The preferred pathway for propane dissociation on PdO(101) corresponds to cleavage of a primary C-H bond of a so-called staggered p-2η(1) complex which initially coordinates with the surface by forming two H-Pd dative bonds, one at each CH(3) group. Among all of the adsorbed propane complexes, the staggered p-2η(1) complex has the highest binding energy and must overcome the lowest energy barrier for C-H bond scission. Analysis of the atomic charges reveals that propane C-H bond cleavage occurs heterolytically on PdO(101), and suggests that primary C-H bond activation is favored because a more stabilizing charge distribution develops within the 1-propyl transition state structures. Lastly, we conducted kinetic simulations using microkinetic models derived from the DFT-D3 structures, and find that the models reproduce the apparent activation energy for propane dissociation on PdO(101) to within 14% of that determined experimentally. We show that the entropic contributions of the adsorbed transition structures greatly exceed those predicted by the harmonic oscillator model, and that quantitative agreement with the apparent dissociation pre-factor may be obtained by approximating two of the frustrated adsorbate motions as free motions while treating the remaining modes as harmonic vibrations.

  12. Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Redox-Neutral and Redox-Green C-H Bond Functionalization. (United States)

    Wang, Hongli; Huang, Hanmin


    Transition-metal-catalyzed C-H bond functionalization has become one of the most promising strategies to prepare complex molecules from simple precursors. However, the utilization of environmentally unfriendly oxidants in the oxidative C-H bond functionalization reactions reduces their potential applications in organic synthesis. This account describes our recent efforts in the development of a redox-neutral C-H bond functionalization strategy for direct addition of inert C-H bonds to unsaturated double bonds and a redox-green C-H bond functionalization strategy for realization of oxidative C-H functionalization with O2 as the sole oxidant, aiming to circumvent the problems posed by utilizing environmentally unfriendly oxidants. In principle, these redox-neutral and redox-green strategies pave the way for establishing new environmentally benign transition-metal-catalyzed C-H bond functionalization strategies. © 2016 The Chemical Society of Japan & Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  13. Selective Palladium(II)-Catalyzed Carbonylation of Methylene β-C-H Bonds in Aliphatic Amines. (United States)

    Cabrera-Pardo, Jaime R; Trowbridge, Aaron; Nappi, Manuel; Ozaki, Kyohei; Gaunt, Matthew J


    Palladium(II)-catalyzed C-H carbonylation reactions of methylene C-H bonds in secondary aliphatic amines lead to the formation of trans-disubstituted β-lactams in excellent yields and selectivities. The generality of the C-H carbonylation process is aided by the action of xantphos-based ligands and is important in securing good yields for the β-lactam products. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  14. Hydrogen-bond-assisted controlled C-H functionalization via adaptive recognition of a purine directing group. (United States)

    Kim, Hyun Jin; Ajitha, Manjaly J; Lee, Yongjae; Ryu, Jaeyune; Kim, Jin; Lee, Yunho; Jung, Yousung; Chang, Sukbok


    We have developed the Rh-catalyzed selective C-H functionalization of 6-arylpurines, in which the purine moiety directs the C-H bond activation of the aryl pendant. While the first C-H amination proceeds via the N1-chelation assistance, the subsequent second C-H bond activation takes advantage of an intramolecular hydrogen-bonding interaction between the initially formed amino group and one nitrogen atom, either N1 or N7, of the purinyl part. Isolation of a rhodacycle intermediate and the substrate variation studies suggest that N1 is the main active site for the C-H functionalization of both the first and second amination in 6-arylpurines, while N7 plays an essential role in controlling the degree of functionalization serving as an intramolecular hydrogen-bonding site in the second amination process. This pseudo-Curtin-Hammett situation was supported by density functional calculations, which suggest that the intramolecular hydrogen-bonding capability helps second amination by reducing the steric repulsion between the first installed ArNH and the directing group.

  15. Pd-Catalyzed C-H Bond Functionalization on the Indole and Pyrrole Nucleus (United States)

    Beck, Elizabeth M.; Gaunt, Matthew J.

    This review details recent developments in the Pd-catalyzed C-H bond arylation and alkenylation of indoles and pyrroles, aromatic heterocycles that are frequently displayed in natural products and medicinal agents.

  16. The Low-Temperature Conversion of Methane to Methanol on CeOx/Cu2O catalysts: Water Controlled Activation of the C-H Bond. (United States)

    Zuo, Zhijun; Ramirez, Pedro J; Senanayake, Sanjaya; Liu, Ping; Rodriguez, Jose A


    An inverse CeO2/Cu2O/Cu(111) catalyst is able to activate methane at room temperature producing C, CHx fragments and COx species on the oxide surface. The addition of water to the system leads to a drastic change in the selectivity of methane activation yielding only adsorbed CHx fragments. At a temperature of 450 K, in the presence of water, a CH4  CH3OH catalytic transformation occurs with a high selectivity. OH groups formed by the dissociation of water saturate the catalyst surface, removing sites that could decompose CHx fragments, and generating centers on which methane can directly interact to yield methanol.

  17. In Situ Investigation of Methane Dry Reforming on Metal/Ceria(111) Surfaces: Metal-Support Interactions and C-H Bond Activation at Low Temperature. (United States)

    Liu, Zongyuan; Lustemberg, Pablo; Gutiérrez, Ramón A; Carey, John J; Palomino, Robert M; Vorokhta, Mykhailo; Grinter, David C; Ramírez, Pedro J; Matolín, Vladimír; Nolan, Michael; Ganduglia-Pirovano, M Verónica; Senanayake, Sanjaya D; Rodriguez, José A


    Studies with a series of metal/ceria(111) (metal=Co, Ni, Cu; ceria=CeO2 ) surfaces indicate that metal-oxide interactions can play a very important role for the activation of methane and its reforming with CO2 at relatively low temperatures (600-700 K). Among the systems examined, Co/CeO2 (111) exhibits the best performance and Cu/CeO2 (111) has negligible activity. Experiments using ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy indicate that methane dissociates on Co/CeO2 (111) at temperatures as low as 300 K-generating CHx and COx species on the catalyst surface. The results of density functional calculations show a reduction in the methane activation barrier from 1.07 eV on Co(0001) to 0.87 eV on Co(2+) /CeO2 (111), and to only 0.05 eV on Co(0) /CeO2-x (111). At 700 K, under methane dry reforming conditions, CO2 dissociates on the oxide surface and a catalytic cycle is established without coke deposition. A significant part of the CHx formed on the Co(0) /CeO2-x (111) catalyst recombines to yield ethane or ethylene. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  18. Dry Reforming of Methane on a Highly-Active Ni-CeO2 Catalyst: Effects of Metal-Support Interactions on C-H Bond Breaking. (United States)

    Liu, Zongyuan; Grinter, David C; Lustemberg, Pablo G; Nguyen-Phan, Thuy-Duong; Zhou, Yinghui; Luo, Si; Waluyo, Iradwikanari; Crumlin, Ethan J; Stacchiola, Dario J; Zhou, Jing; Carrasco, Javier; Busnengo, H Fabio; Ganduglia-Pirovano, M Verónica; Senanayake, Sanjaya D; Rodriguez, José A


    Ni-CeO2 is a highly efficient, stable and non-expensive catalyst for methane dry reforming at relative low temperatures (700 K). The active phase of the catalyst consists of small nanoparticles of nickel dispersed on partially reduced ceria. Experiments of ambient pressure XPS indicate that methane dissociates on Ni/CeO2 at temperatures as low as 300 K, generating CHx and COx species on the surface of the catalyst. Strong metal-support interactions activate Ni for the dissociation of methane. The results of density-functional calculations show a drop in the effective barrier for methane activation from 0.9 eV on Ni(111) to only 0.15 eV on Ni/CeO2-x (111). At 700 K, under methane dry reforming conditions, no signals for adsorbed CHx or C species are detected in the C 1s XPS region. The reforming of methane proceeds in a clean and efficient way. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  19. C-H and H-H Bond Activation via Ligand Dearomatization/Rearomatization of a PN3P-Rhodium(I) Complex

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    Huang, Kuo-Wei


    A neutral complex PN3P-Rh(I)Cl (2) was prepared from a reaction of the PN3P pincer ligand (1) with [Rh(COD)Cl]2 (COD = 1,5-cyclooctadiene). Upon treatment with a suitable base, H–H and Csp2–H activation reactions can be achieved through the deprotonation/reprotonation of one of the N–H arms and dearomatization/rearomatization of the central pyridine ring with the oxidation state of Rh remaining I.

  20. Iridium Cyclooctene Complex That Forms a Hyperpolarization Transfer Catalyst before Converting to a Binuclear C-H Bond Activation Product Responsible for Hydrogen Isotope Exchange. (United States)

    Iali, Wissam; Green, Gary G R; Hart, Sam J; Whitwood, Adrian C; Duckett, Simon B


    [IrCl(COE)2]2 (1) reacts with pyridine (py) and H2 to form crystallographically characterized IrCl(H)2(COE)(py)2 (2). 2 undergoes py loss to form 16-electron IrCl(H)2(COE)(py) (3), with equivalent hydride ligands. When this reaction is studied with parahydrogen, 1 efficiently achieves hyperpolarization of free py (and nicotinamide, nicotine, 5-aminopyrimidine, and 3,5-lutudine) via signal amplification by reversible exchange (SABRE) and hence reflects a simple and readily available precatayst for this process. 2 reacts further over 48 h at 298 K to form crystallographically characterized (Cl)(H)(py)(μ-Cl)(μ-H)(κ-μ-NC5H4)Ir(H)(py)2 (4). This dimer is active in the hydrogen isotope exchange process that is used in radiopharmaceutical preparations. Furthermore, while [Ir(H)2(COE)(py)3]PF6 (6) forms upon the addition of AgPF6 to 2, its stability precludes its efficient involvement in SABRE.

  1. Facile P-C/C-H Bond-Cleavage Reactivity of Nickel Bis(diphosphine) Complexes. (United States)

    Zhang, Shaoguang; Li, Haixia; Appel, Aaron M; Hall, Michael B; Bullock, R Morris


    Unusual cleavage of P-C and C-H bonds of the P2 N2 ligand, in heteroleptic [Ni(P2 N2 )(diphosphine)](2+) complexes under mild conditions, results in the formation of an iminium formyl nickelate featuring a C,P,P-tridentate coordination mode. The structures of both the heteroleptic [Ni(P2 N2 )(diphosphine)](2+) complexes and the resulting iminium formyl nickelate have been characterized by NMR spectroscopy and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations were employed to investigate the mechanism of the P-C/C-H bond cleavage, which involves C-H bond cleavage, hydride rotation, Ni-C/P-H bond formation, and P-C bond cleavage. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  2. C-H Bond Cleavage by Bioinspired Nonheme Oxoiron(IV) Complexes, Including Hydroxylation of n-Butane. (United States)

    Kleespies, Scott T; Oloo, Williamson N; Mukherjee, Anusree; Que, Lawrence


    The development of efficient and selective hydrocarbon oxidation processes with low environmental impact remains a major challenge of the 21st century because of the strong and apolar nature of the C-H bond. Naturally occurring iron-containing metalloenzymes can, however, selectively functionalize strong C-H bonds on substrates under mild and environmentally benign conditions. The key oxidant in a number of these transformations is postulated to possess an S = 2 Fe(IV)═O unit in a nonheme ligand environment. This oxidant has been trapped and spectroscopically characterized and its reactivity toward C-H bonds demonstrated for several nonheme iron enzyme classes. In order to obtain insight into the structure-activity relationships of these reactive intermediates, over 60 synthetic nonheme Fe(IV)(O) complexes have been prepared in various laboratories and their reactivities investigated. This Forum Article summarizes the current status of efforts in the characterization of the C-H bond cleavage reactivity of synthetic Fe(IV)(O) complexes and provides a snapshot of the current understanding of factors that control this reactivity, such as the properties of the supporting ligands and the spin state of the iron center. In addition, new results on the oxidation of strong C-H bonds such as those of cyclohexane and n-butane by a putative S = 2 synthetic Fe(IV)(O) species that is generated in situ using dioxygen at ambient conditions are presented.

  3. Palladium-catalysed C-H activation of aliphatic amines to give strained nitrogen heterocycles (United States)

    McNally, Andrew; Haffemayer, Benjamin; Collins, Beatrice S. L.; Gaunt, Matthew J.


    The development of new chemical transformations based on catalytic functionalization of unactivated C-H bonds has the potential to simplify the synthesis of complex molecules dramatically. Transition metal catalysis has emerged as a powerful tool with which to convert these unreactive bonds into carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bonds, but the selective transformation of aliphatic C-H bonds is still a challenge. The most successful approaches involve a `directing group', which positions the metal catalyst near a particular C-H bond, so that the C-H functionalization step occurs via cyclometallation. Most directed aliphatic C-H activation processes proceed through a five-membered-ring cyclometallated intermediate. Considering the number of new reactions that have arisen from such intermediates, it seems likely that identification of distinct cyclometallation pathways would lead to the development of other useful chemical transformations. Here we report a palladium-catalysed C-H bond activation mode that proceeds through a four-membered-ring cyclopalladation pathway. The chemistry described here leads to the selective transformation of a methyl group that is adjacent to an unprotected secondary amine into a synthetically versatile nitrogen heterocycle. The scope of this previously unknown bond disconnection is highlighted through the development of C-H amination and carbonylation processes, leading to the synthesis of aziridines and β-lactams (respectively), and is suggestive of a generic C-H functionalization platform that could simplify the synthesis of aliphatic secondary amines, a class of small molecules that are particularly important features of many pharmaceutical agents.

  4. C-H Bond Oxidation Catalyzed by an Imine-Based Iron Complex: A Mechanistic Insight. (United States)

    Olivo, Giorgio; Nardi, Martina; Vìdal, Diego; Barbieri, Alessia; Lapi, Andrea; Gómez, Laura; Lanzalunga, Osvaldo; Costas, Miquel; Di Stefano, Stefano


    A family of imine-based nonheme iron(II) complexes (LX)2Fe(OTf)2 has been prepared, characterized, and employed as C-H oxidation catalysts. Ligands LX (X = 1, 2, 3, and 4) stand for tridentate imine ligands resulting from spontaneous condensation of 2-pycolyl-amine and 4-substituted-2-picolyl aldehydes. Fast and quantitative formation of the complex occurs just upon mixing aldehyde, amine, and Fe(OTf)2 in a 2:2:1 ratio in acetonitrile solution. The solid-state structures of (L1)2Fe(OTf)(ClO4) and (L3)2Fe(OTf)2 are reported, showing a low-spin octahedral iron center, with the ligands arranged in a meridional fashion. (1)H NMR analyses indicate that the solid-state structure and spin state is retained in solution. These analyses also show the presence of an amine-imine tautomeric equilibrium. (LX)2Fe(OTf)2 efficiently catalyze the oxidation of alkyl C-H bonds employing H2O2 as a terminal oxidant. Manipulation of the electronic properties of the imine ligand has only a minor impact on efficiency and selectivity of the oxidative process. A mechanistic study is presented, providing evidence that C-H oxidations are metal-based. Reactions occur with stereoretention at the hydroxylated carbon and selectively at tertiary over secondary C-H bonds. Isotopic labeling analyses show that H2O2 is the dominant origin of the oxygen atoms inserted in the oxygenated product. Experimental evidence is provided that reactions involve initial oxidation of the complexes to the ferric state, and it is proposed that a ligand arm dissociates to enable hydrogen peroxide binding and activation. Selectivity patterns and isotopic labeling studies strongly suggest that activation of hydrogen peroxide occurs by heterolytic O-O cleavage, without the assistance of a cis-binding water or alkyl carboxylic acid. The sum of these observations provides sound evidence that controlled activation of H2O2 at (LX)2Fe(OTf)2 differs from that occurring in biomimetic iron catalysts described to date.

  5. Silylation of C-H bonds in aromatic heterocycles by an Earth-abundant metal catalyst (United States)

    Toutov, Anton A.; Liu, Wen-Bo; Betz, Kerry N.; Fedorov, Alexey; Stoltz, Brian M.; Grubbs, Robert H.


    Heteroaromatic compounds containing carbon-silicon (C-Si) bonds are of great interest in the fields of organic electronics and photonics, drug discovery, nuclear medicine and complex molecule synthesis, because these compounds have very useful physicochemical properties. Many of the methods now used to construct heteroaromatic C-Si bonds involve stoichiometric reactions between heteroaryl organometallic species and silicon electrophiles or direct, transition-metal-catalysed intermolecular carbon-hydrogen (C-H) silylation using rhodium or iridium complexes in the presence of excess hydrogen acceptors. Both approaches are useful, but their limitations include functional group incompatibility, narrow scope of application, high cost and low availability of the catalysts, and unproven scalability. For this reason, a new and general catalytic approach to heteroaromatic C-Si bond construction that avoids such limitations is highly desirable. Here we report an example of cross-dehydrogenative heteroaromatic C-H functionalization catalysed by an Earth-abundant alkali metal species. We found that readily available and inexpensive potassium tert-butoxide catalyses the direct silylation of aromatic heterocycles with hydrosilanes, furnishing heteroarylsilanes in a single step. The silylation proceeds under mild conditions, in the absence of hydrogen acceptors, ligands or additives, and is scalable to greater than 100 grams under optionally solvent-free conditions. Substrate classes that are difficult to activate with precious metal catalysts are silylated in good yield and with excellent regioselectivity. The derived heteroarylsilane products readily engage in versatile transformations enabling new synthetic strategies for heteroaromatic elaboration, and are useful in their own right in pharmaceutical and materials science applications.

  6. Carboxylic Acids as Directing Groups for C-H Bond Functionalization. (United States)

    Pichette Drapeau, Martin; Gooßen, Lukas J


    The selective transformation of C-H bonds is one of the most desirable approaches to creating complexity from simple building blocks. Several directing groups are efficient in controlling the regioselectivity of catalytic C-H bond functionalizations. Among them, carboxylic acids are particularly advantageous, since they are widely available in great structural diversity and at low cost. The carboxylate directing groups can be tracelessly cleaved or may serve as the anchor point for further functionalization through decarboxylative couplings. This Minireview summarizes the substantial progress made in the last few years in the development of reactions in which carboxylate groups direct C-H bond functionalizations with formation of C-C, C-O, C-N, or C-halogen bonds at specific positions. It is divided into sections on C-C, C-O, C-N, and C-halogen bond formation, each of which is subdivided by reactions and product classes. Particular emphasis is placed on methods that enable multiple derivatizations by combining carboxylate-directed C-H functionalization with decarboxylative couplings. © 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  7. A Base-Resistant Metalloporphyrin Metal-Organic Framework for C-H Bond Halogenation. (United States)

    Lv, Xiu-Liang; Wang, Kecheng; Wang, Bin; Su, Jie; Zou, Xiaodong; Xie, Yabo; Li, Jian-Rong; Zhou, Hong-Cai


    A base-resistant porphyrin metal-organic framework (MOF), namely PCN-602 has been constructed with 12-connected [Ni8(OH)4(H2O)2Pz12] (Pz = pyrazolate) cluster and a newly designed pyrazolate-based porphyrin ligand, 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(4-(pyrazolate-4-yl)phenyl)porphyrin under the guidance of the reticular synthesis strategy. Besides its robustness in hydroxide solution, PCN-602 also shows excellent stability in aqueous solutions of F(-), CO3(2-), and PO4(3-) ions. Interestingly, the Mn(3+)-porphyrinic PCN-602, as a recyclable MOF catalyst, presents high catalytic activity for the C-H bond halogenation reaction in a basic system, significantly outperforming its homogeneous counterpart. For the first time, a porphyrinic MOF was thus used as an efficient catalyst in a basic solution with coordinating anions, to the best of our knowledge.

  8. C-H and N-H bond dissociation energies of small aromatic hydrocarbons

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    Barckholtz, C.; Barckholtz, T.A.; Hadad, C.M.


    A survey of computational methods was undertaken to calculate the homolytic bond dissociation energies (BDEs) of the C-H and N-H bonds in monocyclic aromatic molecules that are representative of the functionalities present in coal. These include six-membered rings (benzene, pyridine, pyridazine, pyrimidine, pyrazine) and five-membered rings (furan, thiophene, pyrrole, oxazole). By comparison of the calculated C-H BDEs with the available experimental values for these aromatic molecules, the B3LYP/6-31G(d) level of theory was selected to calculate the BDEs of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), including carbonaceous PAHs (naphthalene, anthracene, pyrene, coronene) and heteroatomic PAHs (benzofuran, benzothiophene, indole, benzoxazole, quinoline, isoquinoline, dibenzofuran, carbazole). The cleavage of a C-H or a N-H bond generates a {sigma} radical that is, in general, localized at the site from which the hydrogen atom was removed. However, delocalization of the unpaired electron results in {approximately} 7 kcal {center{underscore}dot} mol{sup {minus}1} stabilization of the radical with respect to the formation of phenyl when the C-H bond is adjacent to a nitrogen atom in the azabenzenes. Radicals from five-membered rings are {approximately} 6 kcal {center{underscore}dot} mol{sup {minus}1} less stable than those formed from six-membered rings due to both localization of the spin density and geometric factors. The location of the heteroatoms in the aromatic ring affects the C-H bond strengths more significantly than does the size of the aromatic network. Therefore, in general, the monocyclic aromatic molecules can be used to predict the C-H BDE of the large PAHs within 1 kcal {center{underscore}dot} mol{sup {minus}1}.

  9. Ruthenium-Catalyzed Regioselective C-H Bond Acetoxylation on Carbazole and Indole Frameworks. (United States)

    Okada, Takeshi; Nobushige, Kazunori; Satoh, Tetsuya; Miura, Masahiro


    The regioselective C-H bond cleavage/C-O bond formation takes place smoothly upon treatment of 9-(pyridin-2-yl)carbazoles with acetic acid in the presence of a silver salt oxidant under ruthenium catalysis to afford the corresponding C1- and C8-diacetoxylated products. Under similar conditions, the acetoxylation of 2-aryl-1-(pyridin-2-yl)indoles as well as 1-aryl-7-azaindoles can also be conducted efficiently.

  10. Pathways and kinetics of methane and ethane C-H bond cleavage on PdO(101). (United States)

    Antony, Abbin; Asthagiri, Aravind; Weaver, Jason F


    We used conventional density functional theory (DFT) and dispersion-corrected DFT (DFT-D3) calculations to investigate C-H bond activation pathways for methane and ethane σ-complexes adsorbed on the PdO(101) surface. The DFT-D3 calculations predict lower and more physically realistic values of the apparent C-H bond cleavage barriers, which are defined relative to the gas-phase energy level, while giving nearly the same energy differences between stationary states as predicted by conventional DFT for a given reaction pathway. For the stable CH4 η(2) complex on PdO(101), DFT-D3 predicts that the C-H bond cleavage barriers are 55.2 and 16.1 kJ∕mol relative to the initial molecularly adsorbed and gaseous states, respectively. We also predict that dehydrogenation of the resulting CH3 groups and conversion to CH3O species are significantly more energetically demanding than the initial C-H bond activation of CH4 on PdO(101). Using DFT-D3, we find that an η(2) and an η(1) ethane complex can undergo C-H bond cleavage on PdO(101) with intrinsic energy barriers that are similar to that of the methane complex, but with apparent barriers that are close to zero. We also investigated the dissociation kinetics of methane and ethane on PdO(101) using microkinetic models, with parameters derived from the DFT-D3 relaxed structures. We find that a so-called 3N - 2 model, in which two frustrated adsorbate motions are treated as free motions, predicts desorption pre-factors and alkane dissociation probabilities that agree well with estimates obtained from the literature. The microkinetic simulations demonstrate the importance of accurately describing entropic contributions in kinetic simulations of alkane dissociative chemisorption.

  11. Efficient photolytic C-H bond functionalization of alkylbenzene with hypervalent iodine(iii) reagent. (United States)

    Sakamoto, Ryu; Inada, Tsubasa; Selvakumar, Sermadurai; Moteki, Shin A; Maruoka, Keiji


    A practical approach to radical C-H bond functionalization by the photolysis of a hypervalent iodine(iii) reagent is presented. The photolysis of [bis(trifluoroacetoxy)iodo]benzene (PIFA) leads to the generation of trifluoroacetoxy radicals, which allows the smooth transformation of various alkylbenzenes to the corresponding benzyl ester compounds under mild reaction conditions.

  12. Facile P-C/C-H Bond-Cleavage Reactivity of Nickel Bis(diphosphine) Complexes

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    Zhang, Shaoguang [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Li, Haixia [Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; Appel, Aaron M. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Hall, Michael B. [Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; Bullock, R. Morris [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)


    Unusual cleavage of P-C and C-H bonds of the P2N2 ligand in heteroleptic [Ni(P2N2)(diphosphine)]2+ complexes results in the formation of an iminium formyl nickelate featuring a C,P,P-tridentate coordination mode.

  13. Highly Stereoselective Cobalt(III)-Catalyzed Three-Component C-H Bond Addition Cascade. (United States)

    Boerth, Jeffrey A; Hummel, Joshua R; Ellman, Jonathan A


    A highly stereoselective three-component C(sp(2) )-H bond addition across alkene and polarized π-bonds is reported for which Co(III) catalysis was shown to be much more effective than Rh(III) . The reaction proceeds at ambient temperature with both aryl and alkyl enones employed as efficient coupling partners. Moreover, the reaction exhibits extremely broad scope with respect to the aldehyde input; electron rich and poor aromatic, alkenyl, and branched and unbranched alkyl aldehydes all couple in good yield and with high diastereoselectivity. Multiple directing groups participate in this transformation, including pyrazole, pyridine, and imine functional groups. Both aromatic and alkenyl C(sp(2) )-H bonds undergo the three-component addition cascade, and the alkenyl addition product can readily be converted into diastereomerically pure five-membered lactones. Additionally, the first asymmetric reactions with Co(III) -catalyzed C-H functionalization are demonstrated with three-component C-H bond addition cascades employing N-tert-butanesulfinyl imines. These examples represent the first transition metal catalyzed C-H bond additions to N-tert-butanesulfinyl imines, which are versatile and extensively used intermediates for the asymmetric synthesis of amines. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  14. The labeling of unsaturated gamma-hydroxybutyric acid by heavy isotopes of hydrogen: iridium complex-mediated H/D exchange by C-H bond activation vs reduction by boro-deuterides/tritides

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    Marek, Aleš; Pedersen, M. H. F.; Vogensen, S. B.; Clausen, R. P.; Frolund, B.; Elbert, Tomáš


    Roč. 59, č. 12 (2016), s. 476-483 ISSN 0362-4803 Institutional support: RVO:61388963 Keywords : C-H activation * borotritides * hydrogen/deuterium exchange * iridium catalyst * tritium-labeled gamma-hydroxybutyric acid Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry Impact factor: 1.745, year: 2016

  15. Rh(III)-Catalyzed C-H Bond Addition/Amine-Mediated Cyclization of Bis-Michael Acceptors. (United States)

    Potter, Tyler J; Ellman, Jonathan A


    A Rh(III)-catalyzed C-H bond addition/primary amine-promoted cyclization of bis-Michael acceptors is reported. The C-H bond addition step occurs with high chemoselectivity, and the subsequent intramolecular Michael addition, mediated by a primary amine catalyst, sets three contiguous stereocenters with high diastereoselectivity. A broad range of directing groups and both aromatic and alkenyl C-H bonds were shown to be effective in this transformation, affording functionalized piperidines, tetrahydropyrans, and cyclohexanes.

  16. A steric tethering approach enables palladium-catalysed C-H activation of primary amino alcohols (United States)

    Calleja, Jonas; Pla, Daniel; Gorman, Timothy W.; Domingo, Victoriano; Haffemayer, Benjamin; Gaunt, Matthew J.


    Aliphatic primary amines are a class of chemical feedstock essential to the synthesis of higher-order nitrogen-containing molecules, commonly found in biologically active compounds and pharmaceutical agents. New methods for the construction of complex amines remain a continuous challenge to synthetic chemists. Here, we outline a general palladium-catalysed strategy for the functionalization of aliphatic C-H bonds within amino alcohols, an important class of small molecule. Central to this strategy is the temporary conversion of catalytically incompatible primary amino alcohols into hindered secondary amines that are capable of undergoing a sterically promoted palladium-catalysed C-H activation. Furthermore, a hydrogen bond between amine and catalyst intensifies interactions around the palladium and orients the aliphatic amine substituents in an ideal geometry for C-H activation. This catalytic method directly transforms simple, easily accessible amines into highly substituted, functionally concentrated and structurally diverse products, and can streamline the synthesis of biologically important amine-containing molecules.

  17. Ionic and Neutral Mechanisms for C-H Bond Silylation of Aromatic Heterocycles Catalyzed by Potassium tert-Butoxide. (United States)

    Banerjee, Shibdas; Yang, Yun-Fang; Jenkins, Ian D; Liang, Yong; Toutov, Anton A; Liu, Wen-Bo; Schuman, David P; Grubbs, Robert H; Stoltz, Brian M; Krenske, Elizabeth H; Houk, Kendall N; Zare, Richard N


    Exploiting C-H bond activation is difficult, although some success has been achieved using precious metal catalysts. Recently, it was reported that C-H bonds in aromatic heterocycles were converted to C-Si bonds by reaction with hydrosilanes under the catalytic action of potassium tert-butoxide alone. The use of Earth-abundant potassium cation as a catalyst for C-H bond functionalization seems to be without precedent, and no mechanism for the process was established. Using ambient ionization mass spectrometry, we are able to identify crucial ionic intermediates present during the C-H silylation reaction. We propose a plausible catalytic cycle, which involves a pentacoordinate silicon intermediate consisting of silane reagent, substrate, and the tert-butoxide catalyst. Heterolysis of the Si-H bond, deprotonation of the heteroarene, addition of the heteroarene carbanion to the silyl ether, and dissociation of tert-butoxide from silicon lead to the silylated heteroarene product. The steps of the silylation mechanism may follow either an ionic route involving K+ and tBuO- ions or a neutral heterolytic route involving the [KOtBu]4 tetramer. Both mechanisms are consistent with the ionic intermediates detected experimentally. We also present reasons why KOtBu is an active catalyst whereas sodium tert-butoxide and lithium tert-butoxide are not, and we explain the relative reactivities of different (hetero)arenes in the silylation reaction. The unique role of KOtBu is traced, in part, to the stabilization of crucial intermediates through cation-π interactions.

  18. Cp*Rh(III)/Bicyclic Olefin Cocatalyzed C-H Bond Amidation by Intramolecular Amide Transfer. (United States)

    Wang, Xiaoming; Gensch, Tobias; Lerchen, Andreas; Daniliuc, Constantin G; Glorius, Frank


    A bicyclic olefin was discovered as a cocatalyst in a Cp*Rh(III)-catalyzed C-H bond amidation proceeding by an intramolecular amide transfer in N-phenoxyacetamide derivatives. Combining experimental and theoretical studies, we propose that the olefin promotes a Rh(III) intermediate to undergo oxidative addition into the O-N bond to form a Rh(V) nitrenoid species and subsequently direct the nitrenoid to add to the ortho position. The amide directing group plays a dual role as a cleavable coordinating moiety as well as an essential coupling partner for the C-H amidation. This methodology was successfully applied to the late-stage diversification of natural products and a marketed drug under mild conditions.

  19. Theoretical study of the C-H bond dissociation energy of acetylene (United States)

    Taylor, Peter R.; Bauschlicher, Charles W., Jr.; Langhoff, Stephen R.


    The authors present a theoretical study of the convergence of the C-H bond dissociation energy (D sub o) of acetylene with respect to both the one- and n-particle spaces. Their best estimate for D sub o of 130.1 plus or minus 1.0 kcal/mole is slightly below previous theoretical estimates, but substantially above the value determined using Stark anticrossing spectroscopy that is asserted to be an upper bound.

  20. Triple-Stranded Cluster Helicates for the Selective Catalytic Oxidation of C-H Bonds. (United States)

    Fang, Yu; Gong, Wei; Liu, Lujia; Liu, Yan; Cui, Yong


    Triple-stranded cluster helicates with heptametallic dicubane cores are synthesized by entrapping metals in the cavities of linear triple helicates based on a C2-symmetrical hexadentate Schiff-base ligand of ortho-substitued biphenol. The helicates are stable in both the solution and solid states, and the copper species could selectively catalyze the oxidation of C-H bonds of alkanes to ketones.

  1. Boron-Catalyzed Aromatic C-H Bond Silylation with Hydrosilanes. (United States)

    Ma, Yuanhong; Wang, Baoli; Zhang, Liang; Hou, Zhaomin


    Metal-free catalytic C-H silylation of a series of aromatic compounds such as N,N-disubstituted anilines with various hydrosilanes has been achieved for the first time using commercially available B(C6F5)3 as a catalyst. This protocol features simple and neutral reaction conditions, high regioselectivity, wide substrate scope (up to 40 examples), Si-Cl bond compatibility, and no requirement for a hydrogen acceptor.

  2. The synthesis of functionalized bridged polycycles via C-H bond insertion. (United States)

    Shih, Jiun-Le; Chen, Po-An; May, Jeremy A


    This review presents examples from the chemical literature of syntheses of bridged-polycyclic products via C-H bond insertion by carbenes and nitrenes. Applications to natural product synthesis, a description of the essential elements in substrate-controlled reactions, and mechanistic details of transformations are presented. Overall, these transformations allow the construction of important ring systems rapidly and efficiently, though additional catalyst development is needed.

  3. Recent advances in transition metal-catalyzed C-H bond functionalization of ferrocene derivatives


    López, L.Á. (Luis); López, Enol


    Transition metal-catalyzed C-H bond functionalizations of ferrocene derivatives have emerged in the last few years as a versatile tool in synthetic organometallic chemistry. These protocols offer significant advantages over more traditional approaches for the synthesis of functionalized ferrocene derivatives in terms of both atom- and step-economy. In this Perspective, we aim to showcase the state of the art in this 10 field, with special emphasis on recent asymmetric methodologie...

  4. The synthesis of functionalized bridged polycycles via C?H bond insertion


    Jiun-Le Shih; Po-An Chen; May, Jeremy A


    Summary This review presents examples from the chemical literature of syntheses of bridged-polycyclic products via C?H bond insertion by carbenes and nitrenes. Applications to natural product synthesis, a description of the essential elements in substrate-controlled reactions, and mechanistic details of transformations are presented. Overall, these transformations allow the construction of important ring systems rapidly and efficiently, though additional catalyst development is needed.

  5. The C-H bond dissociation enthalpies in fused N-heterocyclic compounds (United States)

    Wang, Ying-Xing; Zheng, Wen-Rui; Ding, Lan-Lan


    The C-H bond dissociation enthalpies (BDEs) of the 26 N, O, S-containing mono-heterocyclic compounds were evaluated using the composite high-level ab initio methods G3 and G4. The C-H BDEs for 32 heterocyclic compounds were calculated using 8 types of density functional theory (DFT) methods. Comparing with the experimental values, the BMK method gave the lowest root mean square error (RMSE) of 7.2 kJ/mol. Therefore, the C-H BDEs of N-fused-heterocyclic compounds at different positions were investigated by the BMK method. By NBO analysis two linear relationships between the C-H BDEs of quinoline and isoquinoline with natural charges qC/ e in molecules and with natural charges qC/ e in radicals were found. The substituent effects on C(α)-H BDEs in N-fused-heterocyclic compounds were also discussed. It was found that there are two linear relationships between the C(α)-H BDEs of quinoline and isoquinoline derivatives with natural charges qC(α)/ e for the EDGs and CEGs substituents.

  6. Triiodide-Mediated δ-Amination of Secondary C-H Bonds. (United States)

    Wappes, Ethan A; Fosu, Stacy C; Chopko, Trevor C; Nagib, David A


    The Cδ -H amination of unactivated, secondary C-H bonds to form a broad range of functionalized pyrrolidines has been developed by a triiodide (I3 (-) )-mediated strategy. By in situ 1) oxidation of sodium iodide and 2) sequestration of the transiently generated iodine (I2 ) as I3 (-) , this approach precludes undesired I2 -mediated decomposition which can otherwise limit synthetic utility to only weak C(sp(3) )-H bonds. The mechanism of this triiodide-mediated cyclization of unbiased, secondary C(sp(3) )-H bonds, by either thermal or photolytic initiation, is supported by NMR and UV/Vis data, as well as intercepted intermediates. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  7. The Breathing Orbital Valence Bond Method in Diffusion Monte Carlo: C-H Bond Dissociation ofAcetylene

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    Domin, D.; Braida, Benoit; Lester Jr., William A.


    This study explores the use of breathing orbital valence bond (BOVB) trial wave functions for diffusion Monte Carlo (DMC). The approach is applied to the computation of the carbon-hydrogen (C-H) bond dissociation energy (BDE) of acetylene. DMC with BOVB trial wave functions yields a C-H BDE of 132.4 {+-} 0.9 kcal/mol, which is in excellent accord with the recommended experimental value of 132.8 {+-} 0.7 kcal/mol. These values are to be compared with DMC results obtained with single determinant trial wave functions, using Hartree-Fock orbitals (137.5 {+-} 0.5 kcal/mol) and local spin density (LDA) Kohn-Sham orbitals (135.6 {+-} 0.5 kcal/mol).

  8. Trapping a Highly Reactive Nonheme Iron Intermediate That Oxygenates Strong C-H Bonds with Stereoretention. (United States)

    Serrano-Plana, Joan; Oloo, Williamson N; Acosta-Rueda, Laura; Meier, Katlyn K; Verdejo, Begoña; García-España, Enrique; Basallote, Manuel G; Münck, Eckard; Que, Lawrence; Company, Anna; Costas, Miquel


    An unprecedentedly reactive iron species (2) has been generated by reaction of excess peracetic acid with a mononuclear iron complex [Fe(II)(CF3SO3)2(PyNMe3)] (1) at cryogenic temperatures, and characterized spectroscopically. Compound 2 is kinetically competent for breaking strong C-H bonds of alkanes (BDE ≈ 100 kcal·mol(-1)) through a hydrogen-atom transfer mechanism, and the transformations proceed with stereoretention and regioselectively, responding to bond strength, as well as to steric and polar effects. Bimolecular reaction rates are at least an order of magnitude faster than those of the most reactive synthetic high-valent nonheme oxoiron species described to date. EPR studies in tandem with kinetic analysis show that the 490 nm chromophore of 2 is associated with two S = 1/2 species in rapid equilibrium. The minor component 2a (∼5% iron) has g-values at 2.20, 2.19, and 1.99 characteristic of a low-spin iron(III) center, and it is assigned as [Fe(III)(OOAc)(PyNMe3)](2+), also by comparison with the EPR parameters of the structurally characterized hydroxamate analogue [Fe(III)(tBuCON(H)O)(PyNMe3)](2+) (4). The major component 2b (∼40% iron, g-values = 2.07, 2.01, 1.95) has unusual EPR parameters, and it is proposed to be [Fe(V)(O)(OAc)(PyNMe3)](2+), where the O-O bond in 2a has been broken. Consistent with this assignment, 2b undergoes exchange of its acetate ligand with CD3CO2D and very rapidly reacts with olefins to produce the corresponding cis-1,2-hydroxoacetate product. Therefore, this work constitutes the first example where a synthetic nonheme iron species responsible for stereospecific and site selective C-H hydroxylation is spectroscopically trapped, and its catalytic reactivity against C-H bonds can be directly interrogated by kinetic methods. The accumulated evidence indicates that 2 consists mainly of an extraordinarily reactive [Fe(V)(O)(OAc)(PyNMe3)](2+) (2b) species capable of hydroxylating unactivated alkyl C-H bonds with

  9. Transition Metal-Catalyzed Carbonylative C-H Bond Functionalization of Arenes and C(sp(3))-H Bond of Alkanes. (United States)

    Gadge, Sandip T; Gautam, Prashant; Bhanage, Bhalchandra M


    In this article, we present the progress made in the area of carbonylative C-H functionalization, with special emphasis on arenes and alkanes. The importance of directing group assistance and C-H functionalization using CO surrogates is also included. The budding development in the area of transition metal-catalyzed C(sp(3))-H activation makes us feel it necessary to file a summary on the past, as well as current, contributions and a prospective outlook on the transition metal-catalyzed carbonylative transformation of C-H bonds, which is the focus of this review. © 2016 The Chemical Society of Japan & Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  10. Transition metal-catalyzed C-H bond functionalization in multicomponent reactions: a tool toward molecular diversity. (United States)

    Wan, Jie-Ping; Gan, Lu; Liu, Yunyun


    Transition metal-catalyzed C-H bond functionalization has numerous applications in organic synthesis as a powerful type of bond transformation. In particular, the combination of C-H functionalization with other types of chemical transformations in the manner of multicomponent reactions is an even more beneficial tool in the synthesis of small organic molecules because such reactions provide a platform for the rapid generation of high molecular diversity and complexity by making use of the advantages of both latent C-H bond transformation and the multicomponent reaction. Herein, we provide a review highlighting the research advances in the multicomponent reactions built upon transition metal-catalyzed C-H bond functionalization. The content spans from the reactions featuring the functionalization of C(sp(3))-H, C(sp(2))-H and C(sp)-H bonds over the last decade.

  11. Divergent copper-mediated dimerization and hydroxylation of benzamides involving C-H bond functionalization. (United States)

    Wang, Mingliang; Hu, Yimin; Jiang, Zhe; Shen, Hong C; Sun, Xun


    Convenient methods were developed for copper-mediated oxidative C-H activation of aminoquinoline benzamides. The reaction conditions can be tuned to give either hydroxylation or dimerization compounds as the major products efficiently. Preliminary mechanistic studies suggested that different coordination states of copper may lead to different reaction outcomes.

  12. Direct α-C-H bond functionalization of unprotected cyclic amines (United States)

    Chen, Weijie; Ma, Longle; Paul, Anirudra; Seidel, Daniel


    Cyclic amines are ubiquitous core structures of bioactive natural products and pharmaceutical drugs. Although the site-selective abstraction of C-H bonds is an attractive strategy for preparing valuable functionalized amines from their readily available parent heterocycles, this approach has largely been limited to substrates that require protection of the amine nitrogen atom. In addition, most methods rely on transition metals and are incompatible with the presence of amine N-H bonds. Here we introduce a protecting-group-free approach for the α-functionalization of cyclic secondary amines. An operationally simple one-pot procedure generates products via a process that involves intermolecular hydride transfer to generate an imine intermediate that is subsequently captured by a nucleophile, such as an alkyl or aryl lithium compound. Reactions are regioselective and stereospecific and enable the rapid preparation of bioactive amines, as exemplified by the facile synthesis of anabasine and (-)-solenopsin A.

  13. Competitive C-C and C-H bond scission in the ethanol oxidation reaction on Cu(100) and the effect of an alkaline environment. (United States)

    Wu, Zhipeng; Zhang, Minhua; Jiang, Haoxi; Zhong, Chuan-Jian; Chen, Yifei; Wang, Lichang


    Direct ethanol fuel cell technology is impeded by inefficient, yet expensive anode catalysts. As such, research on effective and cheap anode catalysts towards complete ethanol oxidation reaction (EOR) is greatly needed. Herein, we report the investigations of the competitive C-C and C-H bond scissions in the EOR involving CH3CO, CH2CO, and CHCO species on Cu(100) using density functional theory and transition state theory calculations. The easiest C-C bond cleavage was found in CH2CO while the most difficult C-H bond cleavage was also found in CH2CO, both with an activation energy of 1.02 eV. The feasible C-C bond scission may take place in CH2CO with a rate constant ratio of the C-C to the C-H bond scission at 100 °C of 0.32. Furthermore, in an alkaline environment, the C-H bond scission activation barrier is considerably lowered but the C-C bond cleavage activation barrier is slightly increased for both CH3CO and CH2CO species. The reaction of CH3CO species on Cu(100) under alkaline conditions produces mainly acetic acid with a barrier of 0.49 eV and a rate constant of 4.93 × 105 s-1 at 100 °C.

  14. Cupric-Superoxo Mediated Inter-Molecular C-H Activation Chemistry (United States)

    Peterson, Ryan L.; Himes, Richard A.; Kotani, Hiroaki; Suenobu, Tomoyoshi; Tian, Li; Siegler, Maxime A.; Solomon, Edward I.; Fukuzumi, Shunichi; Karlin, Kenneth D.


    A new cupric-superoxo complex [LCuII(O2•−)]+, which possesses particularly strong O–O and Cu–O bonding, is capable of intermolecular C-H activation of the NADH analogue 1-benzyl-1,4-dihydronicotinamide (BNAH). Kinetic studies indicate a first-order dependence on both the Cu-complex and BNAH with a deuterium kinetic isotope effect (KIE) of 12.1, similar to that observed for certain copper monooxygenases. PMID:21265534

  15. Recent Advances in the Selective Oxidation of Alkyl C-H Bonds Catalyzed by Iron Coordination Complexes. (United States)

    Canta, Mercè; Rodríguez, Mònica; Costas, Miquel


    Selective and stereoretentive oxidation of alkyl C-H bonds has been described over the last decade by employing biologically inspired iron coordination complexes as catalysts and hydrogen peroxide as oxidant. Examples of catalyst dependent C-H site selectivity have started to appear. The current paper describes an account of these findings.

  16. Chemoselective, Enzymatic C-H Bond Amination Catalyzed by a Cytochrome P450 Containing an Ir(Me)-PIX Cofactor. (United States)

    Dydio, Paweł; Key, Hanna M; Hayashi, Hiroki; Clark, Douglas S; Hartwig, John F


    Cytochrome P450 enzymes have been engineered to catalyze abiological C-H bond amination reactions, but the yields of these reactions have been limited by low chemoselectivity for the amination of C-H bonds over competing reduction of the azide substrate to a sulfonamide. Here we report that P450s derived from a thermophilic organism and containing an iridium porphyrin cofactor (Ir(Me)-PIX) in place of the heme catalyze enantioselective intramolecular C-H bond amination reactions of sulfonyl azides. These reactions occur with chemoselectivity for insertion of the nitrene units into C-H bonds over reduction of the azides to the sulfonamides that is higher and with substrate scope that is broader than those of enzymes containing iron porphyrins. The products from C-H amination are formed in up to 98% yield and ∼300 TON. In one case, the enantiomeric excess reaches 95:5 er, and the reactions can occur with divergent site selectivity. The chemoselectivity for C-H bond amination is greater than 20:1 in all cases. Variants of the Ir(Me)-PIX CYP119 displaying these properties were identified rapidly by evaluating CYP119 mutants containing Ir(Me)-PIX in cell lysates, rather than as purified enzymes. This study sets the stage to discover suitable enzymes to catalyze challenging C-H amination reactions.

  17. Visible-light-driven oxidation of primary C-H bonds over CdS with dual co-catalysts graphene and TiO2. (United States)

    Yang, Min-Quan; Zhang, Yanhui; Zhang, Nan; Tang, Zi-Rong; Xu, Yi-Jun


    Selective activation of primary C-H bonds for fine chemicals synthesis is of crucial importance for the sustainable exploitation of available feedstocks. Here, we report a viable strategy to synthesize ternary GR-CdS-TiO2 composites with an intimate spatial integration and sheet-like structure, which is afforded by assembling two co-catalysts, graphene and TiO2, into the semiconductor CdS matrix with specific morphology as a visible light harvester. The GR-CdS-TiO2 composites are able to serve as a highly selective visible-light-driven photocatalyst for oxidation of saturated primary C-H bonds using benign oxygen as oxidant under ambient conditions. This work demonstrates a wide, promising scope of adopting co-catalyst strategy to design more efficient semiconductor-based photocatalyst toward selective activation of C-H bonds using solar light and molecular oxygen.

  18. Carbene-mediated functionalization of the anomeric C-H bond of carbohydrates: scope and limitations. (United States)

    Boultadakis-Arapinis, Mélissa; Prost, Elise; Gandon, Vincent; Lemoine, Pascale; Turcaud, Serge; Micouin, Laurent; Lecourt, Thomas


    Herein we investigate the scope and limitations of a new synthetic approach towards α- and β-ketopyranosides relying on the functionalization of the anomeric C-H bond of carbohydrates by insertion of a metal carbene. A key bromoacetate grafted at the 2-position is the cornerstone of a stereoselective glycosylation/diazotransfer/quaternarization sequence that makes possible the construction of a quaternary center with complete control of the stereochemistry. This sequence shows a good tolerance toward protecting groups commonly used in carbohydrate chemistry and gives rise to quaternary disaccharides with good efficiency. In the case of a disaccharide with a more restricted conformation, this functionalization process can be hampered by the steric demand next to the targeted anomeric position. In addition, the formation of transient orthoesters during the glycosylation step may also reduce the overall efficiency of the synthetic sequence. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  19. Rhenium-Catalyzed Synthesis of 1,3-Diiminoisoindolines via Insertion of Carbodiimides into a C-H Bond of Aromatic and Heteroaromatic Imidates. (United States)

    Wang, Zijia; Sueki, Shunsuke; Kanai, Motomu; Kuninobu, Yoichiro


    The rhenium-catalyzed synthesis of 1,3-diiminoisoindolines and their related compounds from aromatic or heteroaromatic imidates and carbodiimides are reported via C-H bond activation. This reaction is the first example of a transition-metal-catalyzed insertion of carbodiimides into an aromatic or heteroaromatic C-H bond and a novel method for synthesizing 1,3-diiminoisoindolines and their related compounds. Unsymmetrical 1,3-diiminoisoindolines were easily obtained using this method. The reaction proceeded in good to excellent yield using a variety of substrates.

  20. Renewable Formate from C-H Bond Formation with CO2: Using Iron Carbonyl Clusters as Electrocatalysts. (United States)

    Loewen, Natalia D; Neelakantan, Taruna V; Berben, Louise A


    As a society, we are heavily dependent on nonrenewable petroleum-derived fuels and chemical feedstocks. Rapid depletion of these resources and the increasingly evident negative effects of excess atmospheric CO 2 drive our efforts to discover ways of converting excess CO 2 into energy dense chemical fuels through selective C-H bond formation and using renewable energy sources to supply electrons. In this way, a carbon-neutral fuel economy might be realized. To develop a molecular or heterogeneous catalyst for C-H bond formation with CO 2 requires a fundamental understanding of how to generate metal hydrides that selectively donate H - to CO 2 , rather than recombining with H + to liberate H 2 . Our work with a unique series of water-soluble and -stable, low-valent iron electrocatalysts offers mechanistic and thermochemical insights into formate production from CO 2 . Of particular interest are the nitride- and carbide-containing clusters: [Fe 4 N(CO) 12 ] - and its derivatives and [Fe 4 C(CO) 12 ] 2- . In both aqueous and mixed solvent conditions, [Fe 4 N(CO) 12 ] - forms a reduced hydride intermediate, [H-Fe 4 N(CO) 12 ] - , through stepwise electron and proton transfers. This hydride selectively reacts with CO 2 and generates formate with >95% efficiency. The mechanism for this transformation is supported by crystallographic, cyclic voltammetry, and spectroelectrochemical (SEC) evidence. Furthermore, installation of a proton shuttle onto [Fe 4 N(CO) 12 ] - facilitates proton transfer to the active site, successfully intercepting the hydride intermediate before it reacts with CO 2 ; only H 2 is observed in this case. In contrast, isoelectronic [Fe 4 C(CO) 12 ] 2- features a concerted proton-electron transfer mechanism to form [H-Fe 4 C(CO) 12 ] 2- , which is selective for H 2 production even in the presence of CO 2 , in both aqueous and mixed solvent systems. Higher nuclearity clusters were also studied, and all are proton reduction electrocatalysts, but none

  1. Catalytic functionalization of unactivated sp3 C-H bonds via exo-directing groups: synthesis of chemically differentiated 1,2-diols. (United States)

    Ren, Zhi; Mo, Fanyang; Dong, Guangbin


    We describe a Pd-catalyzed site-selective functionalization of unactivated aliphatic C-H bonds, providing chemically differentiated 1,2-diols from monoalcohol derivatives. The oxime was employed as both a directing group (DG) and an alcohol surrogate for this transformation. As demonstrated in a range of substrates, the C-H bonds β to the oxime group are selectively oxidized. Besides activation of the methyl groups, methylene groups (CH(2)) in cyclic substrates and methine groups (CH) at bridge-head positions can also be functionalized. In addition, an intriguing oxidative skeleton rearrangement was observed using the menthol-derived substrate. The use of exo-directing groups in C-H activation, as illustrated in this work, would potentially open doors for the discovery of new transformations and new cleavable DGs.

  2. Selectivity in the initial C-H bond cleavage of n-butane on PdO(101). (United States)

    Hakanoglu, Can; Zhang, Feng; Antony, Abbin; Asthagiri, Aravind; Weaver, Jason F


    We used temperature programmed reaction spectroscopy (TPRS) and molecular beam reflectivity measurements to investigate the initial dissociation of n-butane isotopologues on PdO(101) and determine kinetic parameters governing the selectivity of initial C-H(D) bond cleavage. We observe differences in the reactivity of the n-butane isotopologues on PdO(101) due to kinetic isotope effects, and find that the initial dissociation probability decreases with increasing surface temperature for each isotopologue. We performed an analysis of the dissociation kinetics using a model that is based on a precursor-mediated mechanism for n-butane dissociation and enables quantification of kinetic parameters for selective C-H bond cleavage by considering differences in the reactivity among the n-butane isotopologues. From the analysis, we estimate that 49% of the n-butane molecules which react during TPRS do so through 1° C-H bond cleavage when the initial coverage of n-butane lies between ∼40% and 100% of the saturation coverage of the molecular precursor state. For dissociation in the limit of zero coverage, we estimate that the conditional probability for 1° C-H bond cleavage is equal to ∼87% and varies only weakly with surface temperature from 300 K to 400 K. Analysis of the temperature dependent rate data further predicts that the barrier for 1° C-H bond cleavage is 3.5 kJ mol(-1) lower than that for 2° C-H bond cleavage for n-butane dissociation on PdO(101) in the limit of zero coverage. Our results provide evidence that the selectivity for 1° C-H bond cleavage on PdO(101) increases as the n-butane coverage decreases below ∼40% of the saturation value. We speculate that intermolecular interactions among the n-butane species are responsible for the apparent coverage dependence of the C-H bond selectivity for n-butane dissociation on PdO(101).

  3. High selectivity for primary C-H bond cleavage of propane σ-complexes on the PdO(101) surface. (United States)

    Weaver, Jason F; Hakanoglu, Can; Antony, Abbin; Asthagiri, Aravind


    We investigated regioselectivity in the initial C-H bond activation of propane σ-complexes on the PdO(101) surface using temperature programmed reaction spectroscopy (TPRS) experiments. We observe a significant kinetic isotope effect (KIE) in the initial C-H(D) bond cleavage of propane on PdO(101) such that the dissociation yield of C(3)H(8) is 2.7 times higher than that of C(3)D(8) at temperatures between 150 and 200 K. Measurements of the reactivity of (CH(3))(2)CD(2) and (CD(3))(2)CH(2) show that deuteration of the methyl groups is primarily responsible for the lower reactivity of C(3)D(8) relative to C(3)H(8), and thus that 1° C-H bond cleavage is the preferred pathway for propane activation on PdO(101). By analyzing the rate data within the context of a kinetic model for precursor-mediated dissociation, we estimate that 90% of the propane σ-complexes which dissociate on PdO(101) during TPRS do so by 1° C-H bond cleavage.

  4. Use of chemical auxiliaries to control p450 enzymes for predictable oxidations at unactivated C-h bonds of substrates. (United States)

    Auclair, Karine; Polic, Vanja


    Cytochrome P450 enzymes (P450s) have the ability to oxidize unactivated C-H bonds of substrates with remarkable regio- and stereoselectivity. Comparable selectivity for chemical oxidizing agents is typically difficult to achieve. Hence, there is an interest in exploiting P450s as potential biocatalysts. Despite their impressive attributes, the current use of P450s as biocatalysts is limited. While bacterial P450 enzymes typically show higher activity, they tend to be highly selective for one or a few substrates. On the other hand, mammalian P450s, especially the drug-metabolizing enzymes, display astonishing substrate promiscuity. However, product prediction continues to be challenging. This review discusses the use of small molecules for controlling P450 substrate specificity and product selectivity. The focus will be on two approaches in the area: (1) the use of decoy molecules, and (2) the application of substrate engineering to control oxidation by the enzyme.

  5. Nickel-Catalyzed Site-Selective C-H Bond Difluoroalkylation of 8-Aminoquinolines on the C5-Position. (United States)

    Chen, Hao; Li, Pinhua; Wang, Min; Wang, Lei


    A simple and efficient protocol for nickel-catalyzed regioselective C-H bond difluoroalkylation of 8-aminoquinoline scaffolds with functionalized difluoromethyl bromides was developed. The reaction has broad substrate scope and provides a facile and useful access to the corresponding C5-functionalized difluoromethylated quinolines in good to excellent yields.

  6. Rhodium(iii)-catalyzed sp(2) C-H bond addition to CF3-substituted unsaturated ketones. (United States)

    Jiang, Quanbin; Guo, Tenglong; Wu, Kaikai; Yu, Zhengkun


    Rhodium(iii)-catalyzed conjugate addition of aromatic and olefinic C-H bonds to CF3-substituted unsaturated ketones was efficiently achieved. Both arene and olefin substrates bearing a chelate assisted-directing group were coupled with a variety of β-trifluoromethyl-α,β-unsaturated ketones with excellent atom-economy, high yields, and broad substrate scopes.

  7. Control of the Chemoselectivity of Metal N-Aryl Nitrene Reactivity: C-H Bond Amination versus Electrocyclization. (United States)

    Kong, Chen; Jana, Navendu; Jones, Crystalann; Driver, Tom G


    A mechanism study to identify the elements that control the chemoselectivity of metal-catalyzed N-atom transfer reactions of styryl azides is presented. Our studies show that the proclivity of the metal N-aryl nitrene to participate in sp3-C-H bond amination or electrocyclization reactions can be controlled by either the substrate or the catalyst. Electrocyclization is favored for mono-β-substituted and sterically noncongested styryl azides, whereas sp3-C-H bond amination through an H-atom abstraction-radical recombination mechanism is preferred when a tertiary allylic reaction center is present. Even when a weakened allylic C-H bond is present, our data suggest that the indole is still formed through an electrocyclization instead of a common allyl radical intermediate. The site selectivity of metal N-aryl nitrenes was found to be controlled by the choice of catalyst: Ir(I)-alkene complexes trigger electrocyclization processes while Fe(III) porphyrin complexes catalyze sp3-C-H bond amination in substrates where Rh2(II) carboxylate catalysts provide both products.

  8. Metal-Free Remote C-H Bond Amidation of 8-Amidoquinolines on the C5 Position under Mild Conditions. (United States)

    Ji, Dezhong; He, Xin; Xu, Yizhu; Xu, Ziyue; Bian, Yuchen; Liu, Weixing; Zhu, Qihua; Xu, Yungen


    An efficient and facile process was developed for the remote C-H bond amidation of 8-aminoquinoline scaffolds on the C5 position which is geometric. The method only made use of PhI(OAc)2 as a mediator and showed good tolerance toward numerous dibenzenesulfonimides and amides, giving the corresponding products in moderate to excellent yield.

  9. Hydrogen-bonding effects on the reactivity of [X-Fe(III)-O-Fe(IV)═O] (X = OH, F) complexes toward C-H bond cleavage. (United States)

    Xue, Genqiang; Geng, Caiyun; Ye, Shengfa; Fiedler, Adam T; Neese, Frank; Que, Lawrence


    Complexes 1-OH and 1-F are related complexes that share similar [X-Fe(III)-O-Fe(IV)═O](3+) core structures with a total spin S of ½, which arises from antiferromagnetic coupling of an S = 5/2 Fe(III)-X site and an S = 2 Fe(IV)═O site. EXAFS analysis shows that 1-F has a nearly linear Fe(III)-O-Fe(IV) core compared to that of 1-OH, which has an Fe-O-Fe angle of ~130° due to the presence of a hydrogen bond between the hydroxo and oxo groups. Both complexes are at least 1000-fold more reactive at C-H bond cleavage than 2, a related complex with a [OH-Fe(IV)-O-Fe(IV)═O](4+) core having individual S = 1 Fe(IV) units. Interestingly, 1-F is 10-fold more reactive than 1-OH. This raises an interesting question about what gives rise to the reactivity difference. DFT calculations comparing 1-OH and 1-F strongly suggest that the H-bond in 1-OH does not significantly change the electrophilicity of the reactive Fe(IV)═O unit and that the lower reactivity of 1-OH arises from the additional activation barrier required to break its H-bond in the course of H-atom transfer by the oxoiron(IV) moiety.

  10. Aliphatic C-H bond oxidation of toluene using copper peroxo complexes that are stable at room temperature. (United States)

    Würtele, Christian; Sander, Ole; Lutz, Volker; Waitz, Thomas; Tuczek, Felix; Schindler, Siegfried


    Dinuclear copper peroxo complexes obtained from mononuclear copper(I) complexes showed extremely high stabilities under ambient conditions in the solid state and could be heated above 100 degrees C without decomposition. The increased stability could be explained with regard to their molecular structures. Furthermore, the four complexes investigated showed a high potential for aliphatic C-H bond oxidations: for example, technical-grade toluene was oxidized to benzaldehyde in yields of up to 20%.

  11. Direct catalytic oxyamination of benzene to aniline over Cu(II) nanoclusters supported on CuCr2O4 spinel nanoparticles via simultaneous activation of C-H and N-H bonds. (United States)

    Acharyya, Shankha S; Ghosh, Shilpi; Bal, Rajaram


    We report the facile synthesis of a highly efficient, reusable catalyst comprising Cu(II) nanoclusters supported on CuCr2O4 spinel nanoparticles for the oxyamination of benzene to aniline (H2O2 + NH3) under mild aqueous reaction conditions. The synergy between the Cu(II) nanoclusters and CuCr2O4 spinel nanoparticles plays the most vital role towards its high catalytic activity.

  12. Manganese-Substituted Myoglobin: Characterization and Reactivity of an Oxidizing Intermediate towards a Weak C-H Bond

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    Kari L. Stone


    Full Text Available Metal-substituted hemoproteins have been examined by biochemists for decades, but their potential for diverse functionalities has not been thoroughly investigated. By replacing hemoproteins with non-native metals, heme-containing proteins could be capable of performing a range of chemistries not allowed for in the native protein. The metal within the heme of the oxygen-carrying hemoprotein, myoglobin, can readily be replaced with other first row transition metals such as cobalt, chromium and manganese. Upon oxidation with two-electron oxidants (ex. meta-chloroperbenzoic acid, an oxidizing intermediate is produced in manganese-substituted myoglobin. Electron paramagnetic resonance analyses confirm the oxidation of Mn(III to Mn(IV. With the addition of weak C-H bonds of 1,4 cyclohexadiene, hydrogen atom abstraction is exhibited by the oxidizing intermediate that displays a second-order rate constant of 2.79 +/− 0.22 M−1 s−1 by the metal-oxo species. The replacement of the iron ion with a manganese ion at the active site of myoglobin displays oxidative capabilities that are not shown in native myoglobin.

  13. Troponate/Aminotroponate Ruthenium-Arene Complexes: Synthesis, Structure, and Ligand-Tuned Mechanistic Pathway for Direct C-H Bond Arylation with Aryl Chlorides in Water. (United States)

    Dwivedi, Ambikesh D; Binnani, Chinky; Tyagi, Deepika; Rawat, Kuber S; Li, Pei-Zhou; Zhao, Yanli; Mobin, Shaikh M; Pathak, Biswarup; Singh, Sanjay K


    A series of water-soluble troponate/aminotroponate ruthenium(II)-arene complexes were synthesized, where O,O and N,O chelating troponate/aminotroponate ligands stabilized the piano-stool mononuclear ruthenium-arene complexes. Structural identities for two of the representating complexes were also established by single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies. These newly synthesized troponate/aminotroponate ruthenium-arene complexes enable efficient C-H bond arylation of arylpyridine in water. The unique structure-activity relationship in these complexes is the key to achieve efficient direct C-H bond arylation of arylpyridine. Moreover, the steric bulkiness of the carboxylate additives systematically directs the selectivity toward mono- versus diarylation of arylpyridines. Detailed mechanistic studies were performed using mass-spectral studies including identification of several key cyclometalated intermediates. These studies provided strong support for an initial cycloruthenation driven by carbonate-assisted deprotonation of 2-phenylpyridine, where the relative strength of η(6)-arene and the troponate/aminotroponate ligand drives the formation of cyclometalated 2-phenylpyridine Ru-arene species, [(η(6)-arene)Ru(κ(2)-C,N-phenylpyridine) (OH2)](+) by elimination of troponate/aminotroponate ligands and retaining η(6)-arene, while cyclometalated 2-phenylpyridine Ru-troponate/aminotroponate species [(κ (2)-troponate/aminotroponate)Ru(κ(2)-C,N-phenylpyridine)(OH2)2] was generated by decoordination of η(6)-arene ring during initial C-H bond activation of 2-phenylpyridine. Along with the experimental mass-spectral evidence, density functional theory calculation also supports the formation of such species for these complexes. Subsequently, these cycloruthenated products activate aryl chloride by facile oxidative addition to generate C-H arylated products.

  14. Redox potential and C-H bond cleaving properties of a nonheme Fe(IV)=O complex in aqueous solution. (United States)

    Wang, Dong; Zhang, Mo; Bühlmann, Philippe; Que, Lawrence


    High-valent iron-oxo intermediates have been identified as the key oxidants in the catalytic cycles of many nonheme enzymes. Among the large number of synthetic Fe(IV)=O complexes characterized to date, [Fe(IV)(O)(N4Py)](2+) (1) exhibits the unique combination of thermodynamic stability, allowing its structural characterization by X-ray crystallography, and oxidative reactivity sufficient to cleave C-H bonds as strong as those in cyclohexane (D(C-H) = 99.3 kcal mol(-1)). However, its redox properties are not yet well understood. In this work, the effect of protons on the redox properties of 1 has been investigated electrochemically in nonaqueous and aqueous solutions. While the cyclic voltammetry of 1 in CH(3)CN is complicated by coupling of several chemical and redox processes, the Fe(IV/III) couple is reversible in aqueous solution with E(1/2) = +0.41 V versus SCE at pH 4 and involves the transfer of one electron and one proton to give the Fe(III)-OH species. This is in fact the first example of reversible electrochemistry to be observed for this family of nonheme oxoiron (IV) complexes. C-H bond oxidations by 1 have been studied in H(2)O and found to have reaction rates that depend on the C-H bond strength but not on the solvent. Furthermore, our electrochemical results have allowed a D(O-H) value of 78(2) kcal mol(-1) to be calculated for the Fe(III)-OH unit derived from 1. Interestingly, although this D(O-H) value is 6-11 kcal mol(-1) lower than those corresponding to oxidants such as [Fe(IV)(O)(TMP)] (TMP = tetramesitylporphinate), [Ru(IV)(O)(bpy)(2)(py)](2+) (bpy = bipyridine, py = pyridine), and the tert-butylperoxyl radical, the oxidation of dihydroanthracene by 1 occurs at a rate comparable to rates for these other oxidants. This comparison suggests that the nonheme N4Py ligand environment confers a kinetic advantage over the others that enhances the C-H bond cleavage ability of 1.

  15. Rh(III)-Catalyzed Diastereoselective C-H Bond Addition/Cyclization Cascade of Enone Tethered Aldehydes. (United States)

    Boerth, Jeffrey A; Ellman, Jonathan A


    The Rh(III)-catalyzed cascade addition of a C-H bond across alkene and carbonyl π-bonds is reported. The reaction proceeds under mild reaction conditions with low catalyst loading. A range of directing groups were shown to be effective as was the functionalization of alkenyl in addition to aromatic C(sp2)-H bonds. When the enone and aldehyde electrophile were tethered together, cyclic β-hydroxy ketones with three contiguous stereocenters were obtained with high diastereoselectivity. The intermolecular three-component cascade reaction was demonstrated for both aldehyde and imine electrophiles. Moreover, the first x-ray structure of a cationic Cp*Rh(III) enolate with interatomic distances consistent with an η3-bound enolate is reported.

  16. Oxidative esterification via photocatalytic C-H activation (United States)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Direct oxidative esterification of alcohol via photocatalytic C–H activation has been developed using VO@g-C3N4 catalyst; an expeditious esterification of alcohols...

  17. C-H bond oxidation catalyzed by an imine-based iron complex: A mechanistic insight


    Olivo, Giorgio; Nardi, Martina; Vidal Sánchez, Diego; Barbieri, Alessia; Lapi, Andrea; Gómez Martín, Laura; Lanzalunga, Osvaldo; Costas Salgueiro, Miquel; Di Stefano, Stefano


    A family of imine-based nonheme iron(II) complexes (LX)2Fe(OTf)2 has been prepared, characterized, and employed as C-H oxidation catalysts. Ligands LX (X = 1, 2, 3, and 4) stand for tridentate imine ligands resulting from spontaneous condensation of 2-pycolyl-amine and 4-substituted-2-picolyl aldehydes. Fast and quantitative formation of the complex occurs just upon mixing aldehyde, amine, and Fe(OTf)2 in a 2:2:1 ratio in acetonitrile solution. The solid-state structures of (L1)2Fe(OTf)(ClO4)...

  18. Experimental-Computational Synergy for Selective Pd(II)-Catalyzed C-H Activation of Aryl and Alkyl Groups. (United States)

    Yang, Yun-Fang; Hong, Xin; Yu, Jin-Quan; Houk, K N


    C-H activation and functionalization are on the forefront of modern synthetic chemistry. Imagine if any C-H bond of a molecule could be converted to a C-X bond, where X is the target functionality-this would alter the synthetic blueprints for complex target molecules since it would provide novel disconnections in retrosynthetic analysis. Collaborations between many experimental and computational groups have led to rapid developments of new C-H functionalization methods. Our groups represent an example of this; we were brought together as part of the NSF-supported Center for Selective C-H Functionalization. Many examples of experimental-computational synergy for selective Pd(II)-catalyzed C-H activation of aryl and alkyl groups are described in this Account. We describe computations by the Houk group made in response to experimental stimuli by the Yu group. The first section discusses the experimental and computational investigations of oxazoline-directed stereoselective Pd(II)-catalyzed C(sp(3))-H bond activation that occurs through the concerted metalation-deprotonation (CMD) pathway involving a monomeric Pd(II) complex. The second section involves two types of bidentate ligands, mono-N-protected amino acid (MPAA) and acetyl-protected aminoethyl quinoline (APAQ) ligands that promote the C-H activation reactions with the ligand as the internal base. In the MPAA-assisted remote C-H bond activation, the basic dianionic amidate ligand participates in the deprotonation of a specific C-H bond. This mechanism accounts for the improved reactivity and selectivity in C-H activation reactions with MPAA ligands. The chiral APAQ ligands enable asymmetric palladium insertion into prochiral C-H bonds on a single methylene carbon center. The dianionic amidate of the APAQ ligand acts as an intramolecular base to deprotonate the methylene C-H asymmetrically and facilitate chiral Pd-C bond formation. The origins of the dramatic differences of five-membered (relatively inactive) and

  19. Rh-Catalyzed, Regioselective, C-H Bond Functionalization: Access to Quinoline-Branched Amines and Dimers. (United States)

    Reddy, M Damoder; Fronczek, Frank R; Watkins, E Blake


    Rh-catalyzed, chelation-induced, C-5 regioselective C-H functionalization of 8-amidoquinolines with a range of N-Boc aminals is reported for the first time. The addition of in situ generated imines to C(sp2)-H bonds afforded branched amines in good to excellent yields. Moreover, this transformation features good functional group compatibility, broad substrate scope, and mild reaction conditions and is suitable for gram-scale synthesis. In addition, an unprecedented, chelation-induced, site-selective, remote dimerization of quinolines led to the formation of dimer frameworks in moderate yields under Rh-catalyzed conditions.

  20. Mechanistic Investigations of C-H Activations on Silica-Supported Co(ii) Sites in Catalytic Propane Dehydrogenation. (United States)

    Estes, Deven P


    Catalytic reactions involving C-H bond activations are central to the chemical industry. One such example, alkane dehydrogenation, has recently become very important due to shortfalls in propene production and a large supply of cheap propane. However, current technologies are inefficient and have only moderate selectivity. In order to understand how to improve currently used catalysts, we must know more about the mechanism by which propane is dehydrogenated. We show here that Co(ii) sites on silica are good catalysts for the dehydrogenation of propane, having high activity and selectivity that is reasonably stable over the course of 10 h. Mechanistic investigations of this catalyst show that the main activation mechanism is most likely C-H activation by 1,2 addition.

  1. Selective Palladium(II)-Catalyzed Carbonylation of Methylene β-C-H Bonds in Aliphatic Amines.


    Cabrera-Pardo, Jaime R; Trowbridge, Aaron; Nappi, Manuel; Ozaki, Kyohei; Gaunt, Matthew James


    Pd(II)-catalyzed C–H carbonylation of methylene C–H bonds in secondary aliphatic amines leads to the formation trans-disubstituted β-lactams in excellent yields and selectivities. The generality of the C–H carbonylation process is aided by the action of xantphos-based ligands and is important in securing good yields of the β-lactam products. EPSRC (EP/100548X/1), ERC (ERC-STG-259711), Royal Society (Wolfson Award), Marie Curie Foundation and Herchel Smith Foundation.

  2. Hydrogen atom abstraction from C-H bonds of benzylamides by the aminoxyl radical BTNO: a kinetic study. (United States)

    Coniglio, Alessandra; Galli, Carlo; Gentili, Patrizia; Vadalà, Raffaella


    The aminoxyl radical BTNO (benzotriazole-N-oxyl; >N-O*) is generated from HBT (1-hydroxybenzotriazole; >N-OH) by oxidation with a Ce(IV) salt. BTNO presents a broad absorption band with lambda(max) 474 nm that lends itself to investigate the kinetics of H-abstraction from H-donor substrates by spectrophotometry. Thus, rate constants (k(H)) of H-abstraction by BTNO from CH(2)-groups alpha to the nitrogen atom in X-substituted-(N-acetyl)benzylamines (X-C(6)H(4)CH(2)NHCOCH(3)) have been determined in MeCN solution at 25 degrees C. Correlation of the k(H)(X) data with the Hammett sigma(+) parameters gives a small value for rho (-0.65) that is compatible with a radical H-abstraction step. The sizeable value (k(H)/k(D)=8.8) of the kinetic isotope effect from a suitably deuteriated amide substrate further confirms H-abstraction as rate-determining. Evidence is acquired for the relevance of stereoelectronic effects that speed up the H-abstraction whenever the scissile C-H bond is co-linear with either the nitrogen lone-pair of the amide moiety or an adjacent aromatic group. An assessment of the dissociation energy value of the benzylic C-H bond in ArCH(2)NHCOMe is accordingly reported.

  3. Iron Mineral Catalyzed C-H Activation As a Potential Pathway for Halogenation Processes (United States)

    Tubbesing, C.; Schoeler, H. F.; Benzing, K.; Krause, T.; Lippe, S.; Rudloff, M.


    Due to increasing drinking water demand of mankind and an expected climate change the impact of salt lakes and salt deserts will increase within the next decades. Furthermore, a rising sea level influences coastal areas like salt marshes and abets processes which will lead to elevated organohalogen formation. An additional increase of the global warming potential, of particle formation and stratospheric ozone depletion is expected. Understanding these multifaceted processes is essential for mankind to be prepared for these alterations of the atmosphere. For example, Keppler et al. (2000) described the production of volatile halogenated organic compounds via oxidation of organic matter driven by ferric iron. However, the formation of long-chained alkyl halides in salt lakes is yet undisclosed. Despite the relative "inertness" of alkanes a direct halogenation of these compounds might be envisaged. In 2005 Vaillancourt et al. discovered a nonheme iron enzyme which is able to halogenate organic compounds via generating the high valent ferryl cation as reaction center. Based on various publications about C-H activation (Bergman, 2007) we postulate a halogenation process in which an iron containing minerals catalyse the C-H bond cleavage of organic compounds in soils. The generated organic radicals are highly reactive towards halides connected to the iron complex. We suggest that next to diagenetically altered iron containing enzymes, minerals such as oxides, hydroxides and sulfides are involved in abiotic halogenation processes. We applied the amino acid methionine as organic model compound and soluble iron species as reactants. All samples were incubated in aqueous phases containing various NaCl concentrations. As a result various halogenated ethanes and ethenes were identified as reaction products. References Bergman, R. G. (2007) Nature, 446(7134) 391-393 Keppler, F., et al. (2000) Nature, 403(6767) 298-301 Vaillancourt, F. H., et al. (2005) Nature, 436(7054) 1191-1194

  4. Mechanochemical Iridium(III)-Catalyzed C-H Bond Amidation of Benzamides with Sulfonyl Azides under Solvent-Free Conditions in a Ball Mill. (United States)

    Hermann, Gary N; Becker, Peter; Bolm, Carsten


    Mechanochemical conditions have been applied to an iridium(III)-catalyzed C-H bond amidation process for the first time. In the absence of solvent, the mechanochemical activation enables the formation of an iridium species that catalyzes the ortho-selective amidation of benzamides with sulfonyl azides as the nitrogen source. As the reaction proceeds in the absence of organic solvents without external heating and yields the desired products in excellent yields within short reaction times, this method constitutes a powerful, fast, and environmentally benign alternative to the common solvent-based standard approaches. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  5. Synthesis of Dihydropyridines and Pyridines from Imines and Alkynes via C-H Activation

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    Ellman, Jonathan A.; Colby, Denise; Bergman, Robert


    A convenient one-pot C-H alkenylation/electrocyclization/aromatization sequence has been developed for the synthesis of highly substituted pyridine derivatives from alkynes and {alpha},{beta}-unsaturated N-benzyl aldimines and ketimines that proceeds through dihydropyridine intermediates. A new class of ligands for C-H activation was developed, providing broader scope for the alkenylation step than could be achieved with previously reported ligands. Substantial information was obtained about the mechanism of the reaction. This included the isolation of a C-H activated complex and its structure determination by X-ray analysis; in addition, kinetic simulations using the Copasi software were employed to determine rate constants for this transformation, implicating facile C-H oxidative addition and slow reductive elimination steps.

  6. Oxidative addition of an aromatic ortho C-H bond of tetraphosphine to asymmetric diiridium(i) centres. (United States)

    Nakajima, Takayuki; Noda, Sayo; Sakamoto, Miyuki; Matsui, Aya; Nakamae, Kanako; Kure, Bunsho; Ura, Yasuyuki; Tanase, Tomoaki


    Reactions of a tetraphosphine, meso-bis{[(diphenylphosphinomethyl)phenyl]phosphino}propane (dpmppp), with [IrCl(cod)]2 and CO (1 atm) or isocyanide (RNC) in the presence of NH4PF6 at 80-100 °C in dichloromethane/acetonitrile/acetone and/or methanol mixed solvents afforded asymmetric diiridium(ii) complexes, [Ir2(H)(Cl)(μ-(dpmppp-H)-κP(4)C)(CO)3]PF6 (1) and [Ir2(H)(μ-(dpmppp-H)-κP(4)C)(RNC)4)]-(PF6)2 (R = 2,6-xylyl (2), 2,4,6-mesityl (3); dpmppp-H = {PPh(o-C6H4)CH2P(Ph)(CH2)3P(Ph)CH2PPh2}(-)). A similar reaction with (t)BuNC resulted in the formation of a mononuclear Ir(III) complex of [Ir(H)(dpmppp-κP(3))((t)BuNC)2](PF6)2 (4). Complexes 1-3 were characterized by ESI mass spectrometry, (1)H and (31)P NMR spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction analyses. They were found to consist of cis/trans-P,P asymmetric Ir(II)-Ir(II) bonded dinuclear structures derived from oxidative addition of an ortho C-H bond of dpmppp (Ir-Ir = 2.8044(2) Å (1), 2.8569(2) Å (2), and 2.8524(5) Å (3)), resulting in a [IrPCCIr] intermetallic cyclometal-bridge and a terminal hydride. DFT calculations indicated the presence of Ir-Ir, Ir-H, and Ir-Cortho covalent bonds. Initial stages of the reactions with CO and XylNC at room temperature were investigated by (31)P{(1)H} NMR spectroscopy and found to contain a symmetrical Ir(I) dinuclear unit with dpmppp that was readily transformed into 1 and 2 upon heating. The Ir intermediate with XylNC, [Ir2(XylNC)4(μ-dpmppp)](PF6)2 (6), was isolated and characterized by X-ray crystallography and DFT calculations as an electron-deficient 32e(-) Ir species involving a Ir(I)→Ir(I) dative bond (2.7989(5) Å). The reaction pathways from 6 to 2 were investigated by DFT calculations. The present study suggested that a novel oxidative addition of an ortho C-H bond proceeded on the cis/trans-P,P asymmetric diiridium(i) scaffold supported by the tetraphosphine, dpmppp, which was assumed to be facilitated by dimetal cooperation with switching Ir→Ir dative

  7. Bulky α-diimine palladium complexes: highly efficient for direct C-H bond arylation of heteroarenes under aerobic conditions. (United States)

    Ouyang, Jia-Sheng; Li, Yan-Fang; Shen, Dong-Sheng; Ke, Zhuofeng; Liu, Feng-Shou


    Through the strategy to enhance the bulkiness on both the backbone and the N-aryl moieties, we designed and synthesized a type of bulky α-diimine palladium complex (i.e., {[Ar-N[double bond, length as m-dash]C(R)-C(R)[double bond, length as m-dash]N-Ar]PdCl2, (Ar = 2-benzhydryl-4,6-dimethylphenyl)}, C1, R = H; C2, R = An; C3, R = Ph). The structures of these palladium complexes were well characterized, while C1 and C3 were further characterized by X-ray diffraction. The catalytic performances of the precatalysts were screened for direct C-H bond arylation of heteroarenes. The bidentate N,N-palladium complex C3 with both a backbone and N-aryl bulkiness was found to be a highly efficient precatalyst under aerobic conditions. With a low palladium loading of 0.5-0.1 mol%, a variety of heteroarenes with challenging bulky steric aryl bromides as well as heteroaryl bromides are all applicable for this cross-coupling reaction.

  8. Palladium Catalyzed Allylic C-H Alkylation

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    Engelin, Casper Junker; Fristrup, Peter


    -H alkylation reaction which is the topic of the current review. Particular emphasis is put on current mechanistic proposals for the three reaction types comprising the overall transformation: C-H activation, nucleophillic addition, and re-oxidation of the active catalyst. Recent advances in C-H bond activation...

  9. Copper-Catalyzed Inter/Intramolecular N-Alkenylation of Benzimidazoles via Tandem Processes Involving Selectively Mild Iodination of sp3 C-H Bond at α-Position of Ester. (United States)

    Lai, Ting-Ting; Xie, Dan; Zhou, Cheng-He; Cai, Gui-Xin


    Inter/intramolecular approaches to sp2 C-N bond formation of N-alkenyl benzimidazoles have been accomplished in the presence of an iodide anion associated with a copper catalyst. Both intermolecular and intramolecular reactions included tandem processes, in which selective iodination of sp3 C-H bond at the α-position of ester under mild conditions was demonstrated for the first time. Tandem reactions involving sp3 C-H activation via α-iodo ester intermediate under copper catalysis efficiently provided more than 20 novel azole compounds, and free radicals were not involved in this transformation.

  10. Factors That Control C-C Cleavage versus C-H Bond Hydroxylation in Copper-Catalyzed Oxidations of Ketones with O2. (United States)

    Tsang, Althea S-K; Kapat, Ajoy; Schoenebeck, Franziska


    The Cu-catalyzed oxidation of ketones with O2 has recently been extensively utilized to cleave the α-C-C bond. This report examines the selective aerobic hydroxylation of tertiary α-C-H bonds in ketones without C-C cleavage. We set out to understand the underlying mechanisms of these two possible reactivity modes. Using experimental, in situ IR spectroscopic, and computational studies, we investigated several mechanisms. Our data suggest that both C-C cleavage and C-H hydroxylation pathways proceed via a common key intermediate, i.e., an α-peroxo ketone. The fate of this peroxide dictates the ultimate product selectivity. Specifically, we uncovered the role of hppH [=1,3,4,6,7,8-hexahydro-2H-pyrimido[1,2-a]pyrimidine] to act not only as a base in the transformation but also as a reductant of the peroxide to the corresponding α-hydroxy ketone. This reduction may also be accomplished through exogenous phosphine additives, therefore allowing the tuning of reduction efficiency toward higher driving forces, if required (e.g., for more-activated substrates). The likely competitive pathway is the cleavage of peroxide to the α-oxy radical (likely catalyzed by Cu), which is computationally predicted to spontaneously trigger C-C bond cleavage. Increasing the susceptibility of this deperoxidation step via (i) the removal of reductant (use of different base, e.g., DBU) or the modulation of (ii) the substitution pattern toward greater activation (substrate control) and (iii) the nature of Cu catalyst (counterion and solvent dependence) will favor the C-C cleavage product.

  11. [Ru(IV)(F20-TPP)Cl2] efficiently catalysed inter- and intra-molecular nitrene insertion into sp3 C-H bonds of hydrocarbons using phosphoryl azides as nitrene sources. (United States)

    Xiao, Wenbo; Wei, Jinhu; Zhou, Cong-Ying; Che, Chi-Ming


    [Ru(IV)(F20-TPP)Cl2][H2(F20-TPP) = meso-tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl)porphyrin] is an active catalyst for both inter- and intra-molecular nitrene insertion into sp(3) C-H bonds of hydrocarbons in good to high product yields using phosphoryl azides as nitrene sources.

  12. C-H activation of imidazolium salts by Pt(0) at ambient temperature: synthesis of hydrido platinum bis(carbene) compounds. (United States)

    Duin, Marcel A; Clement, Nicolas D; Cavell, Kingsley J; Elsevier, Cornelis J


    A zerovalent platinum(carbene) complex with two monoalkene ligands, which is able to activate C-H bonds of imidazolium salts at room temperature to yield isolable hydrido platinum(II) bis(carbene) compounds, has been synthesised for the first time.

  13. Synthesis of all eight L-glycopyranosyl donors using C-H activation

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    Frihed, Tobias; Pedersen, Christian Marcus; Bols, Mikael


    by an intramolecular C-H activation of the methyl group in g-position; both steps were catalyzed by iridium. The following Fleming-Tamao oxidation and acetylation gave the suitably protected L-hexoses. This is the first general method for the preparation of all eight L-hexoses as their thioglycosyl donors ready...

  14. Visible Light-Induced Oxidative Chlorination of Alkyl sp3 C-H Bonds with NaCl/Oxone at Room Temperature. (United States)

    Zhao, Mengdi; Lu, Wenjun


    A visible light-induced monochlorination of cyclohexane with sodium chloride (5:1) has been successfully accomplished to afford chlorocyclohexane in excellent yield by using Oxone as the oxidant in H2O/CF3CH2OH at room temperature. Other secondary and primary alkyl sp3 C-H bonds of cycloalkanes and functional branch/linear alkanes can also be chlorinated, respectively, under similar conditions. The selection of a suitable organic solvent is crucial in these efficient radical chlorinations of alkanes in two-phase solutions. It is studied further by the achievement of high chemoselectivity in the chlorination of the benzyl sp3 C-H bond or the aryl sp2 C-H bond of toluene.

  15. Homo- and heteroleptic alkoxycarbene f-element complexes and their reactivity towards acidic N-H and C-H bonds. (United States)

    Arnold, Polly L; Cadenbach, Thomas; Marr, Isobel H; Fyfe, Andrew A; Bell, Nicola L; Bellabarba, Ronan; Tooze, Robert P; Love, Jason B


    The reactivity of a series of organometallic rare earth and actinide complexes with hemilabile NHC-ligands towards substrates with acidic C-H and N-H bonds is described. The synthesis, characterisation and X-ray structures of the new heteroleptic mono- and bis(NHC) cyclopentadienyl complexes LnCp2(L) 1 (Ln = Sc, Y, Ce; L = alkoxy-tethered carbene [OCMe2CH2(1-C{NCHCHN(i)Pr})]), LnCp(L)2 (Ln = Y) , and the homoleptic tetrakis(NHC) complex Th(L)4 4 are described. The reactivity of these complexes, and of the homoleptic complexes Ln(L)3 (Ln = Sc 3, Ce), with E-H substrates is described, where EH = pyrrole C4H4NH, indole C8H6NH, diphenylacetone Ph2CC(O)Me, terminal alkynes RC≡CH (R = Me3Si, Ph), and cyclopentadiene C5H6. Complex 1-Y heterolytically cleaves and adds pyrrole and indole N-H across the metal carbene bond, whereas 1-Ce does not, although 3 and 4 form H-bonded adducts. Complexes 1-Y and 1-Sc form adducts with CpH without cleaving the acidic C-H bond, 1-Ce cleaves the Cp-H bond, but 2 reacts to form the very rare H(+)-[C5H5](-)-H(+) motif. Complex 1-Ce cleaves alkyne C-H bonds but the products rearrange upon formation, while complex 1-Y cleaves the C-H bond in diphenylacetone forming a product which rearranges to the Y-O bonded enolate product.

  16. Photocatalytic C??H Activation of Hydrocarbons over VO@g??C3N4 (United States)

    A highly selective and sustainable method has been developed for the oxidation of methyl arenes and their analogues. The VO@g-C3N4 catalyst is very efficient in the C??H activation and oxygen insertion reaction resulting in formation of the corresponding carbonyl compounds and phenols.This dataset is associated with the following publication:Verma, S., R.B. Nasir Baig, M. Nadagouda , and R. Varma. Photocatalytic C−H Activation of Hydrocarbons over VO@g‑C3N4. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, USA, 4(4): 2333-2336, (2016).

  17. Photolytic C-H activation and dehydrogenation of alkanes at cyclopentadienyl iridium complexes in a perfluorinated solvent. (United States)

    Rábay, Battist; Braun, Thomas; Falkenhagen, Jan P


    The fluorinated complex [(Cp(f))Ir(CO)2] (2) [Cp(f) = C5H4(CH2)2(CF2)5CF3] serves as a precursor for the photolytic activation of C-H bonds in alkanes to give [(Cp(f))Ir(CH3)(H)(CO)] (3), [(Cp(f))Ir(C5H9)(H)(CO)] (4), [(Cp(f))Ir(C6H11)(H)(CO)] (5) or [(Cp(f))Ir(C8H15)(H)(CO)] (6). In C7F14 as a solvent the latter react to yield the corresponding olefins as well as [(Cp(f))Ir(H)2(CO)] (7). Photocatalytic experiments revealed that [(Cp(f))Ir(CO)2] (2) and the non-fluorinated compound [(Cp)Ir(CO)2] (1) dehydrogenate cyclohexane in C7F14. In C6H12 as a solvent a decomposition of the catalysts was observed.

  18. Pd-Catalyzed C-H activation/oxidative cyclization of acetanilide with norbornene: concise access to functionalized indolines. (United States)

    Gao, Yang; Huang, Yubing; Wu, Wanqing; Huang, Kefan; Jiang, Huanfeng


    An efficient Pd-catalyzed oxidative cyclization reaction for the synthesis of functionalized indolines by direct C-H activation of acetanilide has been developed. The norbornylpalladium species formed via direct ortho C-H activation of acetanilides is supposed to be a key intermediate in this transformation.

  19. 2008 C. H. McCloy lecture. Social psychology and physical activity: back to the future. (United States)

    Gill, Diane L


    In the early 1970s, both my academic career and the psychology subdiscipline within kinesiology began as "social psychology and physical activity. "Since then, sport and exercise psychology research has shifted away from the social to a narrower biopsycho-(no social) approach, and professional practice has focused on the elite rather than the larger public. Psychology can contribute to an integrative and relevant professional discipline by going back to the future as social psychology and physical activity and by incorporating three of C. H. McCloy's themes (a) evidence-based practice, (b) beyond dualisms, and (c) commitment to public service. Our scholarship must move beyond dualisms to recognize complexities and connections and be truly scholarship for practice. Social psychology and physical activity can serve the public by advocating for inclusive, empowering physical activity programs that promote health and well being for all.

  20. Why metal-oxos react with dihydroanthracene and cyclohexadiene at comparable rates, despite having different C-H bond strengths. A computational study. (United States)

    Klein, Johannes E M N; Dereli, Büsra; Que, Lawrence; Cramer, Christopher J


    1,4-Cyclohexadiene (CHD) and 9,10-dihydroanthracene (DHA) are two substrates used to probe the steric requirements of metal-oxo oxidants in H-atom-transfer (HAT) reactions, based on the assumption that they have comparable C-H bond dissociation enthalpies (BDEs). We use computations to demonstrate that the BDE of DHA is ∼3.5 kcal mol(-1) larger than that of CHD and that their often comparable reactivity is based on a competing interplay of bond strengths and favorable van der Waals interactions.

  1. Copper-mediated C-H activation/C-S cross-coupling of heterocycles with thiols

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    Ranjit, Sadananda


    We report the synthesis of a series of aryl- or alkyl-substituted 2-mercaptobenzothiazoles by direct thiolation of benzothiazoles with aryl or alkyl thiols via copper-mediated aerobic C-H bond activation in the presence of stoichiometric CuI, 2,2′-bipyridine and Na 2CO 3. We also show that the approach can be extended to thiazole, benzimidazole, and indole substrates. In addition, we present detailed mechanistic investigations on the Cu(I)-mediated direct thiolation reactions. Both computational studies and experimental results reveal that the copper-thiolate complex [(L)Cu(SR)] (L: nitrogen-based bidentate ligand such as 2,2′-bipyridine; R: aryl or alkyl group) is the first reactive intermediate responsible for the observed organic transformation. Furthermore, our computational studies suggest a stepwise reaction mechanism based on a hydrogen atom abstraction pathway, which is more energetically feasible than many other possible pathways including β-hydride elimination, single electron transfer, hydrogen atom transfer, oxidative addition/reductive elimination, and σ-bond metathesis. © 2011 American Chemical Society.

  2. High-Valent Manganese-Oxo Valence Tautomers and the Influence of Lewis/Brönsted Acids on C-H Bond Cleavage. (United States)

    Baglia, Regina A; Krest, Courtney M; Yang, Tzuhsiung; Leeladee, Pannee; Goldberg, David P


    The addition of Lewis or Brönsted acids (LA = Zn(OTf)2, B(C6F5)3, HBArF, TFA) to the high-valent manganese-oxo complex MnV(O)(TBP8Cz) results in the stabilization of a valence tautomer MnIV(O-LA)(TBP8Cz•+). The ZnII and B(C6F5)3 complexes were characterized by manganese K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS). The position of the edge energies and the intensities of the pre-edge (1s to 3d) peaks confirm that the Mn ion is in the +4 oxidation state. Fitting of the extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) region reveals 4 N/O ligands at Mn-Nave = 1.89 Å and a fifth N/O ligand at 1.61 Å, corresponding to the terminal oxo ligand. This Mn-O bond length is elongated compared to the MnV(O) starting material (Mn-O = 1.55 Å). The reactivity of MnIV(O-LA)(TBP8Cz•+) toward C-H substrates was examined, and it was found that H• abstraction from C-H bonds occurs in a 1:1 stoichiometry, giving a MnIV complex and the dehydrogenated organic product. The rates of C-H cleavage are accelerated for the MnIV(O-LA)(TBP8Cz•+) valence tautomer as compared to the MnV(O) valence tautomer when LA = ZnII, B(C6F5)3, and HBArF, whereas for LA = TFA, the C-H cleavage rate is slightly slower than when compared to MnV(O). A large, nonclassical kinetic isotope effect of kH/kD = 25-27 was observed for LA = B(C6F5)3 and HBArF, indicating that H-atom transfer (HAT) is the rate-limiting step in the C-H cleavage reaction and implicating a potential tunneling mechanism for HAT. The reactivity of MnIV(O-LA)(TBP8Cz•+) toward C-H bonds depends on the strength of the Lewis acid. The HAT reactivity is compared with the analogous corrole complex MnIV(O-H)(tpfc•+) recently reported (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 14481-14487).

  3. Resolving a Reactive Organometallic Intermediate from Dynamic Directing Group Systems by Selective C-H Activation. (United States)

    Schaufelberger, Fredrik; Timmer, Brian J J; Ramström, Olof


    Catalyst discovery from systems of potential precursors is a challenging endeavor. Herein, a new strategy applying dynamic chemistry to the identification of catalyst precursors from C-H activation of imines is proposed and evaluated. Using hydroacylation of imines as a model reaction, the selection of an organometallic reactive intermediate from a dynamic imine system, involving many potential directing group/metal entities, is demonstrated. The identity of the amplified reaction intermediate with the best directing group could be resolved in situ via ESI-MS, and coupling of the procedure to an iterative deconvolution protocol generated a system with high screening efficiency. © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  4. Access to the meta position of arenes through transition metal catalysed C-H bond functionalisation: a focus on metals other than palladium. (United States)

    Mihai, Madalina T; Genov, Georgi R; Phipps, Robert J


    The elaboration of simple arenes in order to access more complex substitution patterns is a crucial endeavor for synthetic chemists, given the central role that aromatic rings play in all manner of important molecules. Classical methods are now routinely used alongside stoichiometric organometallic approaches and, most recently, transition metal catalysis in the range of methodologies that are available to elaborate arene C-H bonds. Regioselectivity is an important consideration when selecting a method and, of all those available, it is arguably those that target the meta position that are fewest in number. The rapid development of transition metal-catalysed C-H bond functionalisation over the last few decades has opened new possibilities for meta-selective C-H functionalisation through the diverse reactivity of transition metals and their compatibility with a wide range of directing groups. The pace of discovery of such processes has grown rapidly in the last five years in particular and it is the purpose of this review to examine these but in doing so to place the focus on metals other than palladium, the specific contributions of which have been very recently reviewed elsewhere. It is hoped this will serve to highlight to the reader the breadth of current strategies and mechanisms that have been used to tackle this challenge, which may inspire further progress in the field.

  5. Does a higher metal oxidation state necessarily imply higher reactivity toward H-atom transfer? A computational study of C-H bond oxidation by high-valent iron-oxo and -nitrido complexes. (United States)

    Geng, Caiyun; Ye, Shengfa; Neese, Frank


    In this work, the reactions of C-H bond activation by two series of iron-oxo ( (Fe(IV)), (Fe(V)), (Fe(VI))) and -nitrido model complexes ( (Fe(IV)), (Fe(V)), (Fe(VI))) with a nearly identical coordination geometry but varying iron oxidation states ranging from iv to vi were comprehensively investigated using density functional theory. We found that in a distorted octahedral coordination environment, the iron-oxo species and their isoelectronic nitrido analogues feature totally different intrinsic reactivities toward C-H bond cleavage. In the case of the iron-oxo complexes, the reaction barrier monotonically decreases as the iron oxidation state increases, consistent with the gradually enhanced electrophilicity across the series. The iron-nitrido complex is less reactive than its isoelectronic iron-oxo species, and more interestingly, a counterintuitive reactivity pattern was observed, i.e. the activation barriers essentially remain constant independent of the iron oxidation states. The detailed analysis using the Polanyi principle demonstrates that the different reactivities between these two series originate from the distinct thermodynamic driving forces, more specifically, the bond dissociation energies (BDEE-Hs, E = O, N) of the nascent E-H bonds in the FeE-H products. Further decomposition of the BDEE-Hs into the electron and proton affinity components shed light on how the oxidation states modulate the BDEE-Hs of the two series.

  6. Annulation of Alkynyl Aryl Ethers with Allyl Pivalates To Give 2,3-Bismethylenechromanes through Double C-H Bond Cleavage. (United States)

    Minami, Yasunori; Sakai, Megumi; Anami, Tomohiro; Hiyama, Tamejiro


    The treatment of silylethynyloxyarenes with allylic pivalates in the presence of a palladium catalyst led to efficient C-H bond cleavage in both substrates and a novel annulation reaction to give 2,3-bismethylenechromanes. When ortho-allylated silylethynyloxybenzenes were used as the substrates, the same products were obtained. This result shows that site-selective intramolecular hydrovinylation is involved in the annulation reaction. The synthetic utility of the products was demonstrated by the construction of condensed polycycles. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  7. Heteroarene-Directed Oxidative sp(2) C-H Bond Allylation with Aliphatic Alkenes Catalyzed by an (Electron-Deficient η(5)-Cyclopentadienyl)rhodium(III) Complex. (United States)

    Takahama, Yuji; Shibata, Yu; Tanaka, Ken


    It has been established that the oxidative sp(2) C-H bond allylation with aliphatic alkenes proceeds under mild conditions by using heteroarenes as directing groups and an (electron-deficient η(5)-cyclopentadienyl)rhodium(III) complex, [Cp(E)RhCl2]2, as a precatalyst. In sharp contrast, the use of [Cp*RhCl2]2 instead of [Cp(E)RhCl2]2 led to a complex mixture of products under the same reaction conditions.

  8. A General Method for Aminoquinoline-Directed, Copper-Catalyzed sp2 C?H Bond Amination


    Roane, James; Daugulis, Olafs


    An operationally simple and general method for copper-catalyzed, aminoquinoline-assisted amination of ?-C(sp2)-H bonds of benzoic acid derivatives is reported. The reaction employs Cu(OAc)2 or (CuOH)2CO3 catalysts, an amine coupling partner, and oxygen from air as a terminal oxidant. Exceptionally high generality with respect to amine coupling partners is observed. Specifically, primary and secondary aliphatic and aromatic amines, heterocycles, such as indoles, pyrazole, and carbazole, sulfon...

  9. Merging Visible Light Photoredox Catalysis with Metal Catalyzed C-H Activations: On the Role of Oxygen and Superoxide Ions as Oxidants. (United States)

    Fabry, David C; Rueping, Magnus


    The development of efficient catalytic systems for direct aromatic C-H bond functionalization is a long-desired goal of chemists, because these protocols provide environmental friendly and waste-reducing alternatives to classical methodologies for C-C and C-heteroatom bond formation. A key challenge for these transformations is the reoxidation of the in situ generated metal hydride or low-valent metal complexes of the primary catalytic bond forming cycle. To complete the catalytic cycle and to regenerate the C-H activation catalyst, (super)stoichiometric amounts of Cu(II) or Ag(I) salts have often been applied. Recently, "greener" approaches have been developed by applying molecular oxygen in combination with Cu(II) salts, internal oxidants that are cleaved during the reaction, or solvents or additives enabling the metal hydride reoxidation. All these approaches improved the environmental friendliness but have not overcome the obstacles associated with the overall limited functional group and substrate tolerance. Hence, catalytic processes that do not feature the unfavorable aspects described above and provide products in a streamlined as well as economically and ecologically advantageous manner would be desirable. In this context, we decided to examine visible light photoredox catalysis as a new alternative to conventionally applied regeneration/oxidation procedures. This Account summarizes our recent advances in this expanding area and will highlight the new concept of merging distinct redox catalytic processes for C-H functionalizations through the application of visible light photoredox catalysis. Photoredox catalysis can be considered as catalytic electron-donating or -accepting processes, making use of visible-light absorbing homogeneous and heterogeneous metal-based catalysts, as well as organic dye sensitizers or polymers. As a consequence, photoredox catalysis is, in principle, an ideal tool for the recycling of any given metal catalyst via a coupled

  10. A General Method for Aminoquinoline-Directed, Copper-Catalyzed sp(2) C-H Bond Amination. (United States)

    Roane, James; Daugulis, Olafs


    An operationally simple and general method for copper-catalyzed, aminoquinoline-assisted amination of β-C(sp(2))-H bonds of benzoic acid derivatives is reported. The reaction employs Cu(OAc)2 or (CuOH)2CO3 catalysts, an amine coupling partner, and oxygen from air as a terminal oxidant. Exceptionally high generality with respect to amine coupling partners is observed. Specifically, primary and secondary aliphatic and aromatic amines, heterocycles, such as indoles, pyrazole, and carbazole, sulfonamides, as well as electron-deficient aromatic and heteroaromatic amines are competent coupling components.

  11. Dehydrogenation and C-H Bond Insertion of Propene: La(η^2-C_3H_4) and HLa(η^3-C_3H_5) (United States)

    Kumari, Sudesh; Yang, Dong-Sheng


    Dehydrogenation and C-H bond insertion are observed in the reaction of laser-ablated La atoms with propene (C_3H_6) in a pulsed molecular beam source. Several dehydrogenated and inserted products are identified by the time-of-flight mass spectrometry. La(C_3H_4) formed from H_2 elimination and HLa(C_3H_5) formed by C-H bond insertion are characterized by pulsed-field-ionization electron and ion spectroscopy, in combination with density functional theory. Two isomers of La(C_3H_4) are identified from 1,2- and 1,3-dehydrogenation. The adiabatic ionization energies of 1,2- and 1,3-dehydrogenated isomers are measured to be 40506(5) and 40941(5) Cm-1, respectively. For the inserted product HLa(C_3H_5), La atom is bound to the allyl radical in a three-fold binding mode (η^3). It is observed that the ionization energy of the HLa(η^3-C_3H_5) insertion complex (41130(5) Cm-1) is close to that of the 1,3-dehydrogented La(η^2-C_3H_4) species.

  12. C-H and P-C(Ph) activation competitive processes caused by interaction with the solvate [cis-Pt(C6F5)2(thf)2]. (United States)

    Berenguer, Jesús R; Bernechea, María; Lalinde, Elena


    The study of the reaction between the ethylene [Pt(eta-H2C = CH2)(PPh3)2] or alkyne [Pt(eta2-HC [triple bond] CR)(PPh3)2] (R = SiMe3 1, Bu(t) 2) complexes with [cis-Pt(C6F5)2(thf)2] (thf = tetrahydrofuran) has enabled us to observe the existence of competitive processes between the activation of a P-C(Ph) bond on the PPh3 ligand, to give the binuclear derivative [cis-(C6F5)2Pt(mu-Ph)(mu-PPh2)Pt(PPh3)] 3, and the activation of a C-H bond of the unsaturated group, to give the corresponding (mu-hydride)(mu-vinyl) [cis, cis-(PPh3)2Pt(mu-H)(mu-1kappaC(alpha):eta2-CH = CH2)Pt(C6F5)2] 4 or (mu-hydride)(mu-alkynyl) [cis,cis-(PPh3)2Pt(mu-H)(mu-1kappaC(alpha):eta2-C [triple bond]CR)Pt(C6F5)2] (R = SiMe3 5, Bu(t) 6) compounds, respectively. The monitoring of these reactions by NMR spectroscopy has allowed us to detect several intermediates, and to propose a mechanism for the C-H bond activation. In addition, the structures of the (muo-hydride)(mu-alkynyl) complex 5 and the unprecedented (mu-hydride)(mu-vinyl) derivative 4 have been obtained by X-ray crystallographic analyses.

  13. C-H functionalization: thoroughly tuning ligands at a metal ion, a chemist can greatly enhance catalyst's activity and selectivity. (United States)

    Shul'pin, Georgiy B


    This brief essay consists of a few "exciting stories" devoted to relations within a metal-complex catalyst between a metal ion and a coordinated ligand. When, as in the case of a human couple, the rapport of the partners is cordial and a love cements these relations, a chemist finds an ideal married couple, in other words he obtains a catalyst of choice which allows him to functionalize C-H bonds very efficiently and selectively. Examples of such lucky marriages in the catalytic world of ions and ligands are discussed here. Activity of the catalyst is characterized by turnover number (TON) or turnover frequency (TOF) as well as by yield of a target product. Introducing a chelating N,N- or N,O-ligand to the catalyst molecule (this can be an iron or manganese derivative) sharply enhances its activity. However, the activity of vanadium derivatives (with additionally added to the solution pyrazinecarboxylic acid, PCA) as well as of various osmium complexes does not dramatically depend on the nature of ligands surrounding metal ions. Complexes of these metals are very efficient catalysts in oxidations with H2O2. Osmium derivatives are record-holders exhibiting extremely high TONs whereas vanadium complexes are on the second position. Finally, elegant examples of alkane functionalization on the ions of non-transition metals (aluminium, gallium etc.) are described when one ligand within the metal complex (namely, hydroperoxyl ligand HOO(-)) helps other ligand of this complex (H2O2 molecule coordinated to the metal) to disintegrate into two species, generating very reactive hydroxyl radical. Hydrogen peroxide molecule, even ligated to the metal ion, is perfectly stable without the assistance of the neighboring HOO(-) ligand. This ligand can be easily oxidized donating an electron to its partner ligand (H2O2). In an analogous case, when the central ion in the catalyst is a transition metal, this ion changing its oxidation state can donate an electron to the coordinated H2O2

  14. Thermochemistry of C7H16 to C10H22 alkane isomers: primary, secondary, and tertiary C-H bond dissociation energies and effects of branching. (United States)

    Hudzik, Jason M; Bozzelli, Joseph W; Simmie, John M


    Standard enthalpies of formation (ΔH°f 298) of methyl, ethyl, primary and secondary propyl, and n-butyl radicals are evaluated and used in work reactions to determine internal consistency. They are then used to calculate the enthalpy of formation for the tert-butyl radical. Other thermochemical properties including standard entropies (S°(T)), heat capacities (Cp(T)), and carbon-hydrogen bond dissociation energies (C-H BDEs) are reported for n-pentane, n-heptane, 2-methylhexane, 2,3-dimethylpentane, and several branched higher carbon number alkanes and their radicals. ΔH°f 298 and C-H BDEs are calculated using isodesmic work reactions at the B3LYP (6-31G(d,p) and 6-311G(2d,2p) basis sets), CBS-QB3, CBS-APNO, and G3MP2B3 levels of theory. Structures, moments of inertia, vibrational frequencies, and internal rotor potentials are calculated at the B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) level for contributions to entropy and heat capacities. Enthalpy calculations for these hydrocarbon radical species are shown to have consistency with the CBS-QB3 and CBS-APNO methods using all work reactions. Our recommended ideal gas phase ΔH°f 298 values are from the average of all CBS-QB3, CBS-APNO, and for G3MP2B3, only where the reference and target radical are identical types, and are compared with literature values. Calculated values show agreement between the composite calculation methods and the different work reactions. Secondary and tertiary C-H bonds in the more highly branched alkanes are shown to have bond energies that are several kcal mol(-1) lower than the BDEs in corresponding smaller molecules often used as reference species. Entropies and heat capacities are calculated and compared to literature values (when available) when all internal rotors are considered.

  15. Iodine-Promoted Oxidative Cross-Coupling of Unprotected Anilines with Methyl Ketones: A Site-Selective Direct C-H Bond Functionalization to C4-Dicarbonylation of Anilines. (United States)

    Wu, Xia; Gao, Qinghe; Geng, Xiao; Zhang, Jingjing; Wu, Yan-Dong; Wu, An-Xin


    An unprecedented direct dual C-H bond functionalization of unprotected anilines and methyl ketones has been demonstrated. It is the first example of iodine-promoted highly chemo- and site-selective oxidative C-H/C-H cross-coupling of anilines and methyl ketones to furnish the C4-dicarbonylation of anilines in moderate to good yields. Moreover, coproduct HI acted as a catalyst in the reaction. The salient feature of this approach is unprecedented C-H functionalization rather than N-H functionalization of unprotected anilines.

  16. Synthesis and orthogonal functionalization of oxazolo[5',4':4,5]pyrano[2,3-b]pyridine by intra- and intermolecular Pd-catalyzed direct C-H bond heteroarylation. (United States)

    Théveau, Laure; Schneider, Cédric; Querolle, Olivier; Meerpoel, Lieven; Levacher, Vincent; Hoarau, Christophe


    The construction and subsequent orthogonal functionalization of a hitherto unknown oxazolo[5',4':4,5]pyrano[2,3-b]pyridine are reported. A palladium-catalyzed direct C-H bond functionalization methodology was used to build the tricyclic scaffold as well as to achieve the subsequent C-H bond functionalization at the C-2 position of the oxazole unit with various (hetero)aryl iodides. Remarkably, selective C-H construction and functionalization procedures preserve the chorine atom on the pyridine moiety offering a late-stage substitution site to progress drug design.

  17. Simultaneous structure-activity studies and arming of natural products by C-H amination reveal cellular targets of eupalmerin acetate (United States)

    Li, Jing; Cisar, Justin S.; Zhou, Cong-Ying; Vera, Brunilda; Williams, Howard; Rodríguez, Abimael D.; Cravatt, Benjamin F.; Romo, Daniel


    Natural products have a venerable history of, and enduring potential for the discovery of useful biological activity. To fully exploit this, the development of chemical methodology that can functionalize unique sites within these complex structures is highly desirable. Here, we describe the use of rhodium(II)-catalysed C-H amination reactions developed by Du Bois to carry out simultaneous structure-activity relationship studies and arming (alkynylation) of natural products at ‘unfunctionalized’ positions. Allylic and benzylic C-H bonds in the natural products undergo amination while olefins undergo aziridination, and tertiary amine-containing natural products are converted to amidines by a C-H amination-oxidation sequence or to hydrazine sulfamate zwitterions by an unusual N-amination. The alkynylated derivatives are ready for conversion into cellular probes that can be used for mechanism-of-action studies. Chemo- and site-selectivity was studied with a diverse library of natural products. For one of these—the marine-derived anticancer diterpene, eupalmerin acetate—quantitative proteome profiling led to the identification of several protein targets in HL-60 cells, suggesting a polypharmacological mode of action.

  18. Phenylcyclopropane Energetics and Characterization of Its Conjugate Base: Phenyl Substituent Effects and the C-H Bond Dissociation Energy of Cyclopropane. (United States)

    Fattahi, Alireza; Lis, Lev; Kass, Steven R


    The α-C-H bond dissociation energy (BDE) of phenylcyclopropane (1) was experimentally determined using Hess' law. An equilibrium acidity determination of 1 afforded ΔH°acid = 389.1 ± 0.8 kcal mol-1, and isotopic labeling established that the α-position of the three-membered ring is the favored deprotonation site. Interestingly, the structure of the base proved to be a key factor in correctly determining the proper ionization site (i.e., secondary amide ions are needed, and primary ones and OH- lead to incorrect conclusions since they scramble the deuterium label). An experimental measurement of the electron affinity of 1-phenylcyclopropyl radical (EA = 17.5 ± 2.8 kcal mol-1) was combined with the ionization energy of hydrogen (313.6 kcal mol-1) to afford BDE = 93.0 ± 2.9 kcal mol-1. This enabled the effect of the phenyl substituent to be evaluated and compared to other situations where it is attached to an sp3- or sp2-hybridized carbon center. M06-2X, CCSD(T), G4, and W1BD computations were also carried out, and a revised C-H BDE for cyclopropane of 108.9 ± 1.0 kcal mol-1 is recommended.

  19. Exceptional sensitivity of metal-aryl bond energies to ortho-fluorine substituents: influence of the metal, the coordination sphere, and the spectator ligands on M-C/H-C bond energy correlations. (United States)

    Clot, Eric; Mégret, Claire; Eisenstein, Odile; Perutz, Robin N


    DFT calculations are reported of the energetics of C-H oxidative addition of benzene and fluorinated benzenes, Ar(F)H (Ar(F) = C(6)F(n)H(5-n), n = 0-5) at ZrCp(2) (Cp = eta(5)-C(5)H(5)), TaCp(2)H, TaCp(2)Cl, WCp(2), ReCp(CO)(2), ReCp(CO)(PH(3)), ReCp(PH(3))(2), RhCp(PH(3)), RhCp(CO), IrCp(PH(3)), IrCp(CO), Ni(H(2)PCH(2)CH(2)PH(2)), Pt(H(2)PCH(2)CH(2)PH(2)). The change in M-C bond energy of the products fits a linear function of the number of fluorine substituents, with different coefficients corresponding to ortho-, meta-, and para-fluorine. The values of the ortho-coefficient range from 20 to 32 kJ mol(-1), greatly exceeding the values for the meta- and para-coefficients (2.0-4.5 kJ mol(-1)). Similarly, the H-C bond energies of Ar(F)H yield ortho- and para-coefficients of 10.4 and 3.4 kJ mol(-1), respectively, and a negligible meta-coefficient. These results indicate a large increase in the M-C bond energy with ortho-fluorine substitution on the aryl ring. Plots of D(M-C) vs D(H-C) yield slopes R(M-C/H-C) that vary from 1.93 to 3.05 with metal fragment, all in excess of values of 1.1-1.3 reported with other hydrocarbyl groups. Replacement of PH(3) by CO decreases R(M-C/H-C) significantly. For a given ligand set and metals in the same group of the periodic table, the value of R(M-C/H-C) does not increase with the strength of the M-C bond. Calculations of the charge on the aryl ring show that variations in ionicity of the M-C bonds correlate with variations in M-C bond energy. This strengthening of metal-aryl bonds accounts for numerous experimental results that indicate a preference for ortho-fluorine substituents.

  20. A Cobalt(I) Pincer Complex with an η(2) -C(aryl)-H Agostic Bond: Facile C-H Bond Cleavage through Deprotonation, Radical Abstraction, and Oxidative Addition. (United States)

    Murugesan, Sathiyamoorthy; Stöger, Berthold; Pittenauer, Ernst; Allmaier, Günter; Veiros, Luis F; Kirchner, Karl


    The synthesis and reactivity of a Co(I) pincer complex [Co(ϰ(3) P,CH,P-P(CH)P(NMe) -iPr)(CO)2](+) featuring an η(2)-C(aryl)-H agostic bond is described. This complex was obtained by protonation of the Co(I) complex [Co(PCP(NMe) -iPr)(CO)2]. The Co(III) hydride complex [Co(PCP(NMe) -iPr)(CNtBu)2(H)](+) was obtained upon protonation of [Co(PCP(NMe) -iPr)(CNtBu)2]. Three ways to cleave the agostic C-H bond are presented. First, owing to the acidity of the agostic proton, treatment with pyridine results in facile deprotonation (C-H bond cleavage) and reformation of [Co(PCP(NMe) -iPr)(CO)2]. Second, C-H bond cleavage is achieved upon exposure of [Co(ϰ(3)P,CH,P-P(CH)P(NMe) -iPr)(CO)2](+) to oxygen or TEMPO to yield the paramagnetic Co(II) PCP complex [Co(PCP(NMe) -iPr)(CO)2](+). Finally, replacement of one CO ligand in [Co(ϰ(3) P,CH,P-P(CH)P(NMe) -iPr)(CO)2](+) by CNtBu promotes the rapid oxidative addition of the agostic η(2) -C(aryl)-H bond to give two isomeric hydride complexes of the type [Co(PCP(NMe) -iPr)(CNtBu)(CO)(H)](+). © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  1. Rhodium(III)-catalyzed C-H activation/annulation with vinyl esters as an acetylene equivalent. (United States)

    Webb, Nicola J; Marsden, Stephen P; Raw, Steven A


    The behavior of electron-rich alkenes in rhodium-catalyzed C-H activation/annulation reactions is investigated. Vinyl acetate emerges as a convenient acetylene equivalent, facilitating the synthesis of sixteen 3,4-unsubstituted isoquinolones, as well as select heteroaryl-fused pyridones. The complementary regiochemical preferences of enol ethers versus enol esters/enamides is discussed.

  2. DFT Mechanistic Study of the Selective Terminal C-H Activation of n-Pentane with a Tungsten Allyl Nitrosyl Complex

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    Lee, Richmond


    Mechanistic insights into the selective C-H terminal activation of n-pentane with tungsten allyl nitrosyl complex reported by Legzdins were gained by employing density functional theory with B3LYP hybrid functional. Using Bader’s atom in molecules (AIM) analysis on the elementary steps of the hydrogen transfer process, TS1 and TS2, it was observed that the calculated H-transfer models were closely similar to Hall’s metal-assisted σ-bond metathesis through bond critical point (BCP) comparisons. One distinguishable feature was the fact that the formal oxidation state of the W changed in the concerted H-transfer process. To better differentiate, we term these processes as ‘Formal Reductive Hydrogen Transfer’ (FRHT) for TS1 and ‘Formal Oxidative Hydrogen Transfer’ (FOHT) for TS2.

  3. Enzymatic Halogenation: A Timely Strategy for Regioselective C-H Activation. (United States)

    Schnepel, Christian; Sewald, Norbert


    Halogenating enzymes are increasingly attracting attention for biocatalytic C-H functionalization. Despite its importance for synthetic chemistry, selective introduction of halogens using conventional approaches often remains challenging, whereas biocatalysis offers excellent catalyst-controlled selectivity without requiring protecting groups or hazardous reagents. Owing to the high prevalence of halogenated secondary metabolites, a still growing repertoire of halogenases has been identified. Recently, flavin-dependent tryptophan halogenases came into focus for synthetic use. Nevertheless, these enzymes still suffer from severe deficiencies. Herein, current attempts in optimizing tryptophan halogenases have been compiled. Enzyme discovery, structure elucidation and mechanisms are reviewed with focus on biosynthesis of halogenated arenes. Emphasis is also given to random and rational engineering, high-throughput screening and implementation of halogenases into one-pot processes. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  4. Bioinspired Nonheme Iron Catalysts for C-H and C═C Bond Oxidation: Insights into the Nature of the Metal-Based Oxidants. (United States)

    Oloo, Williamson N; Que, Lawrence


    Recent efforts to design synthetic iron catalysts for the selective and efficient oxidation of C-H and C═C bonds have been inspired by a versatile family of nonheme iron oxygenases. These bioinspired nonheme (N4)Fe(II) catalysts use H2O2 to oxidize substrates with high regio- and stereoselectivity, unlike in Fenton chemistry where highly reactive but unselective hydroxyl radicals are produced. In this Account, we highlight our efforts to shed light on the nature of metastable peroxo intermediates, which we have trapped at -40 °C, in the reactions of the iron catalyst with H2O2 under various conditions and the high-valent species derived therefrom. Under the reaction conditions that originally led to the discovery of this family of catalysts, we have characterized spectroscopically an Fe(III)-OOH intermediate (EPR g(max) = 2.19) that leads to the hydroxylation of substrate C-H bonds or the epoxidation and cis-dihydroxylation of C═C bonds. Surprisingly, these organic products show incorporation of (18)O from H2(18)O, thereby excluding the possibility of a direct attack of the Fe(III)-OOH intermediate on the substrate. Instead, a water-assisted mechanism is implicated in which water binding to the iron(III) center at a site adjacent to the hydroperoxo ligand promotes heterolytic cleavage of the O-O bond to generate an Fe(V)(O)(OH) oxidant. This mechanism is supported by recent kinetic studies showing that the Fe(III)-OOH intermediate undergoes exponential decay at a rate enhanced by the addition of water and retarded by replacement of H2O with D2O, as well as mass spectral evidence for the Fe(V)(O)(OH) species obtained by the Costas group. The nature of the peroxo intermediate changes significantly when the reactions are carried out in the presence of carboxylic acids. Under these conditions, spectroscopic studies support the formation of a (κ(2)-acylperoxo)iron(III) species (EPR g(max) = 2.58) that decays at -40 °C in the absence of substrate to form an

  5. Enantioselective Intramolecular Hydroarylation of Alkenes via Directed C-H Bond Activation

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    Harada, Hitoshi; Thalji, Reema; Bergman, Robert; Ellman, Jonathan


    Highly enantioselective catalytic intramolecular ortho-alkylation of aromatic imines containing alkenyl groups tethered at the meta position relative to the imine directing group has been achieved using [RhCl(coe){sub 2}]{sub 2} and chiral phosphoramidite ligands. Cyclization of substrates containing 1,1- and 1,2-disubstituted as well as trisubstituted alkenes were achieved with enantioselectivities >90% ee for each substrate class. Cyclization of substrates with Z-alkene isomers proceeded much more efficiently than substrates with E-alkene isomers. This further enabled the highly stereoselective intramolecular alkylation of certain substrates containing Z/E-alkene mixtures via a Rh-catalyzed alkene isomerization with preferential cyclization of the Z-isomer.

  6. Iron catalyzed oxidation chemistry : from C-H bond activation to DNA cleavag

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    Berg, Tieme Adriaan van den


    The synthetic iron complex Fe(N4Py) can be employed as a catalyst in the aerobic oxidation of DNA. The resulting oxidized DNA strand is rather unstable and results in cleavage of the DNA strand into two pieces. As for now, it was only possible with Fe(N4Py) or other synthetic iron complexes as

  7. I2/TBHP Mediated C-N and C-H Bond Cleavage of Tertiary Amines toward Selective Synthesis of Sulfonamides and β-Arylsulfonyl Enamines: The Solvent Effect on Reaction. (United States)

    Lai, Junyi; Chang, Liming; Yuan, Gaoqing


    A novel method toward synthesis of sulfonamides and β-arylsulfonyl enamines has been developed via I2/TBHP mediated C-N and C-H bond cleavage of tertiary amines, which features highly selective formation of two different target products depending on the reaction solvent. The experimental results reveal that H2O as the solvent could effectively achieve the C-N bond cleavage to produce sulfonamides due to H2O participating in the reaction process where H2O plays a dual role. Differing from H2O, organic solvents (such as dimethyl sulfoxide) could promote the C-H bond cleavage of tertiary amines to yield β-arylsulfonyl enamines.

  8. [RuCl₂(η⁶-p-cymene)] complexes bearing phosphinous acid ligands: preparation, application in C-H bond functionalization and mechanistic investigations. (United States)

    Graux, Lionel V; Giorgi, Michel; Buono, Gérard; Clavier, Hervé


    A series of [RuCl2(η(6)-p-cymene)] complexes bearing phosphinous acid (PA) ligands have been straightforwardly prepared from the dimer [RuCl2(p-cymene)]2 and secondary phosphine oxides (SPOs) and fully characterized. The steric parameter quantification of PAs, other L ligands and η(6)-p-cymene allowed a better comprehension of the coordination chemistry of these types of complexes and explained the absence of coordination in the case of bulky SPOs such as Ad2P(O)H. These complexes were tested in the C-H activation/functionalization of 2-phenylpyridine and a good activity was obtained at 80 °C for the complex exhibiting the highest steric bulk. A study on halide effects, either on the ruthenium complex or for the aryl halide partner, has also been carried out showing drastic differences. Further investigations on halide effects were performed notably by using a cationic ruthenacycle which was found to be an intermediate for the reaction. In order to rationalize the role played by the phosphinous acid, a mechanism involving a concerted metallation deprotonation favored by a phosphinito species has been proposed.

  9. Enantioselective, intermolecular benzylic C-H amination catalysed by an engineered iron-haem enzyme (United States)

    Prier, Christopher K.; Zhang, Ruijie K.; Buller, Andrew R.; Brinkmann-Chen, Sabine; Arnold, Frances H.


    C-H bonds are ubiquitous structural units of organic molecules. Although these bonds are generally considered to be chemically inert, the recent emergence of methods for C-H functionalization promises to transform the way synthetic chemistry is performed. The intermolecular amination of C-H bonds represents a particularly desirable and challenging transformation for which no efficient, highly selective, and renewable catalysts exist. Here we report the directed evolution of an iron-containing enzymatic catalyst—based on a cytochrome P450 monooxygenase—for the highly enantioselective intermolecular amination of benzylic C-H bonds. The biocatalyst is capable of up to 1,300 turnovers, exhibits excellent enantioselectivities, and provides access to valuable benzylic amines. Iron complexes are generally poor catalysts for C-H amination: in this catalyst, the enzyme's protein framework confers activity on an otherwise unreactive iron-haem cofactor.

  10. Development of deuterium labeling method based on the heterogeneous platinum group metal-catalyzed C-H activation. (United States)

    Sajiki, Hironao


    Deuterium (D) labeled compounds are utilized in various scientific fields such as mechanistic elucidation of reactions, preparation of new functional materials, tracers for microanalysis, deuterium labeled heavy drugs and so on. Although the H-D exchange reaction is a straightforward method to produce deuterated organic compounds, many precedent methods require expensive deuterium gas and/or harsh reaction conditions. A part of our leading research agendas is intended to the development of novel and functional heterogeneous platinum-group catalysts and the reclamation of unknown functionalities of existing heterogeneous platinum-group catalysts. During the course of the study, benzylic positions of substrates were site-selectively deuterated under mild and palladium-on-carbon (Pd/C)-catalyzed hydrogenation conditions in heavy water (D2O). Heat conditions promoted the H-D exchange reactivity and facilitated the H-D exchange reaction at not only the benzylic sites but also inactive C-H bonds and heterocyclic nuclei. It is noteworthy that platinum-on-carbon (Pt/C) indicated a quite high affinity toward aromatic nuclei, and the H-D exchange reaction was strongly enhanced by the use of Pt/C as a catalyst under milder conditions. The mixed use of Pd/C and Pt/C was found to be more efficient in the H-D exchange reaction compared to the independent use of Pd/C or Pt/C. Furthermore, simple alkanes could also be efficiently deuterated under rhodium-on-carbon (Rh/C)-catalyzed conditions. The use of ruthenium-on-carbon (Ru/C) enabled the regiospecific and efficient deuterium incorporation at α-positions of alcohols and results were applied as a regio- and stereoselective multi-deuteration method of sugar derivatives.

  11. Toluene and Ethylbenzene Aliphatic C-H Bond Oxidations Initiated by a Dicopper(II)-μ-1,2-Peroxo Complex (United States)

    Lucas, Heather R.; Li, Lei; Sarjeant, Amy A. Narducci; Vance, Michael A.; Solomon, Edward I.; Karlin, Kenneth D.


    With an anisole containing polypyridylamine potential tetradentate ligand OL, a μ-1,2-peroxo-dicopper(II) complex [{OLCuII}2(O22-)]2+ forms from the reaction of the mononuclear compound [CuI(OL)(MeCN)]B(C6F5)4(OLCuI) with O2 in non-coordinating solvents at -80 °C. Thermal decay of this peroxo complex in the presence of toluene or ethylbenzene leads to rarely seen C-H activation chemistry; benzaldehyde and acetophenone/1-phenylethanol mixtures, respectively, are formed. Experiments with 18O2 confirm that the oxygen source in the products is molecular O2 and deuterium labeling experiments indicate kH/kD = 7.5 ± 1 for the toluene oxygenation. The O2-reaction of [CuI(BzL)(CH3CN)]+ (BzLCuI) leads to a dicopper(III)-bis-μ-oxo species [{BzLCuIII}2(μ-O2-)2]2+ at -80 °C and from such solutions, very similar toluene oxygenation chemistry occurs. Ligand BzL is a tridentate chelate, possessing the same moiety found in OL, but without the anisole O-atom donor. In these contexts, the nature of the oxidant species in or derived from [{OLCuII}2(O22-)]2+ is discussed and likely mechanisms of reaction initiated by toluene H-atom abstraction chemistry are detailed. To confirm the structural formulations of the dioxygen-adducts, UV-vis and resonance Raman spectroscopic studies have been carried out and these results are reported and compared to previously described systems including [{CuII(PYL)}2(O2)]2+ (PYL =TMPA = tris(2-methylpyridyl)amine). Using (L)CuI, CO-binding properties (i.e., νC-O values) along with electrochemical property comparisons, the relative donor abilities of OL, BzL and PYL are assessed. PMID:19216527

  12. Palladium-catalyzed C-H bond carboxylation of acetanilides: an efficient usage of N,N-dimethyloxamic acid as the carboxylate source. (United States)

    Wu, Yinuo; Jiang, Cheng; Wu, Deyan; Gu, Qiong; Luo, Zhang-Yi; Luo, Hai-Bin


    N,N-Dimethyloxamic acid can be successfully employed as a carboxylate precursor in the palladium-catalyzed direct C-H carboxylation of acetanilides. The reaction proceeds smoothly under mild conditions over a broad range of substrates with high functional group tolerance, affording substituted N-acyl anthranilic acids in moderate to high yields.

  13. Toluene and ethylbenzene aliphatic C-H bond oxidations initiated by a dicopper(II)-mu-1,2-peroxo complex. (United States)

    Lucas, Heather R; Li, Lei; Sarjeant, Amy A Narducci; Vance, Michael A; Solomon, Edward I; Karlin, Kenneth D


    With an anisole-containing polypyridylamine potential tetradentate ligand (O)L, a mu-1,2-peroxo-dicopper(II) complex [{(O)LCu(II)}(2)(O(2)(2-))](2+) forms from the reaction of the mononuclear compound [Cu(I)((O)L)(MeCN)]B(C(6)F(5))(4) ((O)LCu(I)) with O(2) in noncoordinating solvents at -80 degrees C. Thermal decay of this peroxo complex in the presence of toluene or ethylbenzene leads to rarely seen C-H activation chemistry; benzaldehyde and acetophenone/1-phenylethanol mixtures, respectively, are formed. Experiments with (18)O(2) confirm that the oxygen source in the products is molecular O(2) and deuterium labeling experiments indicate k(H)/k(D) = 7.5 +/- 1 for the toluene oxygenation. The O(2)-reaction of [Cu(I)((Bz)L)(CH(3)CN)](+) ((Bz)LCu(I)) leads to a dicopper(III)-bis-mu-oxo species [{(Bz)LCu(III)}(2)(mu-O(2-))(2)](2+) at -80 degrees C, and from such solutions, very similar toluene oxygenation chemistry occurs. Ligand (Bz)L is a tridentate chelate, possessing the same moiety found in (O)L, but without the anisole O-atom donor. In these contexts, the nature of the oxidant species in or derived from [{(O)LCu(II)}(2)(O(2)(2-))](2+) is discussed and likely mechanisms of reaction initiated by toluene H-atom abstraction chemistry are detailed. To confirm the structural formulations of the dioxygen-adducts, UV-vis and resonance Raman spectroscopic studies have been carried out and these results are reported and compared to previously described systems including [{Cu(II)((Py)L)}(2)(O(2))](2+) ((Py)L = TMPA = tris(2-methylpyridyl)amine). Using (L)Cu(I), CO-binding properties (i.e., nu(C-O) values) along with electrochemical property comparisons, the relative donor abilities of (O)L, (Bz)L, and (Py)L are assessed.

  14. C-H activation with elemental sulfur: synthesis of cyclic thioureas from formaldehyde aminals and S8. (United States)

    Denk, M K; Gupta, S; Brownie, J; Tajammul, S; Lough, A J


    The C-H activation of cyclic formaldehyde aminals LCH2 (L = RN-CH2CH2CH2-NR and RNCH2CH2-NR, R = Me, Et, iPr, tBu, or Ph) with S8 proceeds at unusually low temperatures (Tflammable CS2. For R = tBu, the ionic carbenium thiocyanates [LCH]+ SCN- dominate the product spectrum and the respective thioureas are obtained in low yield. The reactivity of the analogous sulfur and oxygen ring systems towards S8 was investigated. 1,3-Dithiolane is cleanly converted into 1,3-dithiolane-2-thione (S8, 14 d, 190 degrees C) and resembles the cyclic formaldehyde aminals in this respect. 1,3-Dioxolane (L = OCH2CH2O) is completely inert towards sulfur even under forceful reaction conditions (190 degrees C, 14 d). The formation of thioureas from aminals was investigated at the CBS-4 and B3LYP/6-31G(d) levels of theory.

  15. Ru(II)-Catalyzed C-H Activation: Amide-Directed 1,4-Addition of the Ortho C-H Bond to Maleimides. (United States)

    Keshri, Puspam; Bettadapur, Kiran R; Lanke, Veeranjaneyulu; Prabhu, Kandikere Ramaiah


    Maleimide has been used as a selective coupling partner to generate conjugate addition products exclusively. The typical Heck-type oxidative coupling that occurs when alkenes are used is avoided by choosing maleimide as an alkene, which cannot undergo β-hydride elimination due to the unavailability of a syn-periplanar β-hydrogen atom. The amide nitrogen, which is notorious for undergoing tandem reactions to generate spirocyclic or annulation products under cross-coupling conditions, remains innocent in this report. Along with the substrate scope, a robustness screen has been performed to analyze the performance of amide as a directing group in the presence of other directing groups and also to examine the tolerance of the reaction conditions for other frequently encountered functional groups.

  16. Palladium-Catalyzed Enantioselective C-H Activation of Aliphatic Amines Using Chiral Anionic BINOL-Phosphoric Acid Ligands. (United States)

    Smalley, Adam P; Cuthbertson, James D; Gaunt, Matthew J


    The design of an enantioselective Pd(II)-catalyzed C-H amination reaction is described. The use of a chiral BINOL phosphoric acid ligand enables the conversion of readily available amines into synthetically valuable aziridines in high enantiomeric ratios. The aziridines can be derivatized to afford a range of chiral amine building blocks incorporating motifs readily encountered in pharmaceutically relevant molecules.

  17. Generalized cytochrome P450-mediated oxidation and oxygenation reactions in aromatic substrates with activated N-H, O-H, C-H, or S-H substituents. (United States)

    Koymans, L; Donné-Op den Kelder, G M; te Koppele, J M; Vermeulen, N P


    1. The general mechanism of metabolic oxidation of substrates by cytochromes P450 (P450s) appears to consist of sequential one-electron oxidation steps rather than of a single concerted transfer of activated oxygen species from P450 to substrates. 2. In case of the acetanilides paracetamol (PAR), phenacetin (PHEN), and 4-chloro-acetanilide (4-CLAA), the first one-electron oxidation step consists of a hydrogen abstraction from the acetylamino nitrogen and/or from the other side-chain substituent on the aromatic ring. The substrate radicals thus formed delocalize their spin and the respective reactive centres of the substrate radical recombine with a P450 iron-bound hydroxyl radical to either yield oxygenated metabolites, or undergo a second hydrogen abstraction forming dehydrogenated products. By this mechanism, the formation of all known oxidative metabolites of PAR, PHEN, and 4-ClAA can be explained. Furthermore, this mechanism is consistent with all available experimental data on [18O]PAR/PHEN, [2H]PAR, and [14C]PHEN. 3. The oxidative metabolic reactions proposed for the acetanilides PAR, PHEN, and 4-ClAA are used to generalize P450-mediated oxidations of these and other acetanilides, such as analogues of PAR and 2-N-acetyl-aminofluorene. 4. A further generalization of the hydrogen abstraction, spin delocalization, radical recombination concept is derived for other aromatic substrates with abstractable hydrogen atoms, notably those with activated N-H, O-H, C-H, or S-H bonds directly attached to the aromatic nucleus.

  18. Synthesis, Characterization, and C-H Activation Reactions of Novel Organometallic O-donor Ligated Rh(III) Complexes

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    Tenn, William J. [Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (United States); Conley, Brian L. [Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (United States); Bischof, Steven M. [Scripps Research Inst., Jupiter, FL (United States); Periana, Roy A. [Scripps Research Inst., Jupiter, FL (United States)


    The synthesis and characterization of the O-donor ligated, air and water stable organometallic complexes trans- (2), and cis-(hfac-O,O) 2Rh(CH3)(py) (3), trans-(hfac-O,O)2Rh(C6H5)(py) (4), cis-(hfac-O,O)2Rh(C6H5)(py) (5), and cis-(hfac-O,O)2Rh(Mes)(py) (6) (where hfac-O,O = κ 2-O,O-1,1,1,5,5,5-hexafluoroacetylacetonato) are reported. These compounds are analogues to the O-donor iridium complexes that are active catalysts for the hydroarylation and C–H activation reactions as well as the bis-acetylacetonato rhodium complexes, which we recently reported. The trans-complex 2 undergoes a quantitative trans to cis isomerization in cyclohexane to form 3, which activates C–H bonds in both benzene and mesitylene to form compounds 5 and 6, respectively. All of these compounds are air and water stable and do not lead to decomposition products. Complex 5 promotes hydroarylation of styrene by benzene to generate dihydrostilbene.

  19. Regioselective insertion of o-carborynes into the α-C-H bond of tertiary amines: synthesis of α-carboranylated amines. (United States)

    Zhao, Da; Zhang, Jiji; Xie, Zuowei


    o-Carboryne can undergo α-CH bond insertion with tertiary amines, thus affording α-carboranylated amines in very good regioselectivity and isolated yields. In this process, the nucleophilic addition of tertiary amines to the multiple bond of o-carboryne generates a zwitterionic intermediate. An intramolecular proton transfer, followed by a nucleophilic attack leads to the formation of the final product. Thus, regioselectivity is highly dependent upon the acidity of α-CH proton of tertiary amines. This approach serves as an efficient methodology for the preparation of a series of 1-aminoalkyl-o-carboranes. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  20. Metal-ligand cooperation by aromatization-dearomatization as a tool in single bond activation. (United States)

    Milstein, David


    Metal-ligand cooperation (MLC) plays an important role in bond activation processes, enabling many chemical and biological catalytic reactions. A recent new mode of activation of chemical bonds involves ligand aromatization-dearomatization processes in pyridine-based pincer complexes in which chemical bonds are broken reversibly across the metal centre and the pincer-ligand arm, leading to new bond-making and -breaking processes, and new catalysis. In this short review, such processes are briefly exemplified in the activation of C-H, H-H, O-H, N-H and B-H bonds, and mechanistic insight is provided. This new bond activation mode has led to the development of various catalytic reactions, mainly based on alcohols and amines, and to a stepwise approach to thermal H2 and light-induced O2 liberation from water. © 2015 The Author(s) Published by the Royal Society. All rights reserved.

  1. A new face of phenalenyl-based radicals in the transition metal-free C-H arylation of heteroarenes at room temperature: trapping the radical initiatorviaC-C σ-bond formation. (United States)

    Ahmed, Jasimuddin; P, Sreejyothi; Vijaykumar, Gonela; Jose, Anex; Raj, Manthan; Mandal, Swadhin K


    The radical-mediated transition metal-free approach for the direct C-H bond functionalization of arenes is considered as a cost effective alternative to transition metal-based catalysis. An organic ligand-based radical plays a key role by generating an aryl radical which undergoes a subsequent functionalization process. The design principle of the present study takes advantage of a relatively stable odd alternant hydrocarbon-based phenalenyl (PLY) radical. In this study, the first transition metal-free catalyzed direct C-H arylation of a variety of heteroarenes such as azoles, furan, thiophene and pyridine at room temperature has been reported using a phenalenyl-based radical without employing any photoactivation step. This protocol has been successfully applied to the gram scale synthesis of core moieties of bioactive molecules. The phenalenyl-based radical initiator has been characterized crystallographically by trapping it via the formation of a C-C σ-bond between the phenalenyl radical and solvent-based radical species.

  2. Synthesis of 8-(1,2,3-triazol-1-yl)-7-deazapurine nucleosides by azide-alkyne click reactions and direct C-H bond functionalization. (United States)

    Kavoosi, Sam; Rayala, Ramanjaneyulu; Walsh, Brenna; Barrios, Maria; Gonzalez, Walter G; Miksovska, Jaroslava; Mathivathanan, Logesh; Raptis, Raphael G; Wnuk, Stanislaw F


    Treatment of toyocamycin or sangivamycin with 1,3-dibromo-5,5-dimethylhydantoin in MeOH (r.t./30 min) gave 8-bromotoyocamycin and 8-bromosangivamycin in good yields. Nucleophilic aromatic substitution of 8-bromotoyocamycin with sodium azide provided novel 8-azidotoyocamycin. Strain promoted click reactions of the latter with cyclooctynes resulted in the formation of the 1,2,3-triazole products. Iodine-mediated direct C8-H bond functionalization of tubercidin with benzotriazoles in the presence of tert-butyl hydroperoxide gave the corresponding 8-benzotriazolyltubercidin derivatives. The 8-(1,2,3-triazol-1-yl)-7-deazapurine derivatives showed moderate quantum yields and a large Stokes shifts of ~ 100 nm.

  3. Rhodium (II) carbene C-H insertion in water and catalyst reuse; Insercao C-H de carbenoides de rodio em agua e reutilizacao do catalisador

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    Candeias, Nuno R.; Gois, Pedro M.P.; Afonso, Carlos A.M. [Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa (Portugal)]. E-mail:


    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-ethoxycarbonyl acetamide. The metallo-carbene, responsible for the C-H bond activation, was generated from the diazo substrate and the catalyst Rh{sub 2}(OAc){sub 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. (author)

  4. One-Electron Oxidation of [M(P(t) Bu3 )2 ] (M=Pd, Pt): Isolation of Monomeric [Pd(P(t) Bu3 )2 ](+) and Redox-Promoted C-H Bond Cyclometalation. (United States)

    Troadec, Thibault; Tan, Sze-Yin; Wedge, Christopher J; Rourke, Jonathan P; Unwin, Patrick R; Chaplin, Adrian B


    Oxidation of zero-valent phosphine complexes [M(P(t) Bu3 )2 ] (M=Pd, Pt) has been investigated in 1,2-difluorobenzene solution using cyclic voltammetry and subsequently using the ferrocenium cation as a chemical redox agent. In the case of palladium, a mononuclear paramagnetic Pd(I) derivative was readily isolated from solution and fully characterized (EPR, X-ray crystallography). While in situ electrochemical measurements are consistent with initial one-electron oxidation, the heavier congener undergoes C-H bond cyclometalation and ultimately affords the 14 valence-electron Pt(II) complex [Pt(κ(2) PC -P(t) Bu2 CMe2 CH2 )(P(t) Bu3 )](+) with concomitant formation of [Pt(P(t) Bu3 )2 H](+) . © 2016 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

  5. Chelerythrine delayed tumor growth and increased survival duration of Dalton′s lymphoma bearing BALB/c H 2d mice by activation of NK cells in vivo

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    Sanjay Kumar


    Full Text Available Aim: The aims of the present investigation were to evaluate the antitumor effect of chelerythrine (CHE on in vivo growth and survival duration of BALB/c (H 2d mice bearing Dalton′s lymphoma (DL and enhanced function of tumor associated NK cells (TANK cells. Materials and Methods: BALB/c (H 2d mice at 8-10 weeks of age of either sex were used. Increasing concentration of CHE (1.25, 2.5, and 5.0 mg/kg, staurosporine (0.625, 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0 mg/kg and cyclophosphamide (25, 50, 100, and 200 mg/kg were administered intraperitoneally and tumor regression and survival duration of tumor bearing host were determined, and thereafter expression of NKG2D and NKG2A on TANK cells were detected. Results: Our results show that treatment with 2.5 mg/kg of CHE results in a significant reduction in mean tumor volume and increased survival duration of DL bearing BALB/c (H 2d mice when compared to control. Activating receptor NKG2D on TANK cells were observed upregulated in contrast to inhibitory receptor NKG2A. Conclusions: CHE reduced mean tumor volume and increased survival duration of DL bearing BALB/c (H 2d mice. Increased expression of activating receptor NKG2D on TANK cells results in recovery of immunosuppression during tumor progression. Therefore, CHE could be a potential anticancer therapeutic agent that may be used to replace chemo-radio-therapy in future.

  6. Bipodal surface organometallic complexes with surface N-donor ligands and application to the catalytic cleavage of C-H and C-C bonds in n -Butane

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    Bendjeriou-Sedjerari, Anissa


    We present a new generation of "true vicinal" functions well-distributed on the inner surface of SBA15: [(Sî - Si-NH 2)(≡Si-OH)] (1) and [(≡Si-NH2)2] (2). From these amine-modified SBA15s, two new well-defined surface organometallic species [(≡Si-NH-)(≡Si-O-)]Zr(CH2tBu) 2 (3) and [(≡Si-NH-)2]Zr(CH2tBu) 2 (4) have been obtained by reaction with Zr(CH2tBu) 4. The surfaces were characterized with 2D multiple-quantum 1H-1H NMR and infrared spectroscopies. Energy-filtered transmission electron microscopy (EFTEM), mass balance, and elemental analysis unambiguously proved that Zr(CH2tBu)4 reacts with these vicinal amine-modified surfaces to give mainly bipodal bis(neopentyl)zirconium complexes (3) and (4), uniformly distributed in the channels of SBA15. (3) and (4) react with hydrogen to give the homologous hydrides (5) and (6). Hydrogenolysis of n-butane catalyzed by these hydrides was carried out at low temperature (100 C) and low pressure (1 atm). While (6) exhibits a bis(silylamido)zirconium bishydride, [(≡Si-NH-)2]Zr(H) 2 (6a) (60%), and a bis(silylamido)silyloxozirconium monohydride, [(≡Si-NH-)2(≡Si-O-)]ZrH (6b) (40%), (5) displays a new surface organometallic complex characterized by an 1H NMR signal at 14.46 ppm. The latter is assigned to a (silylimido)(silyloxo)zirconium monohydride, [(≡Si-Nî)(≡Si-O-)]ZrH (5b) (30%), coexistent with a (silylamido)(silyloxo)zirconium bishydride, [(≡Si-NH-)(≡Si-O-)] Zr(H)2 (5a) (45%), and a silylamidobis(silyloxo)zirconium monohydride, [(≡Si-NH-)(≡Si-O-)2]ZrH (5c) (25%). Surprisingly, nitrogen surface ligands possess catalytic properties already encountered with silicon oxide surfaces, but interestingly, catalyst (5) with chelating [N,O] shows better activity than (6) with chelating [N,N]. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

  7. Seven organic salts assembled from hydrogen-bonds of N-H⋯O, O-H⋯O, and C-H⋯O between acidic compounds and bis(benzimidazole) (United States)

    Jin, Shouwen; Liu, Hui; Gao, Xin Jun; Lin, Zhanghui; Chen, Guqing; Wang, Daqi


    Seven crystalline organic acid-base adducts derived from 1,4-bis(benzimidazol-2-yl)butane/1,2-bis(2-benzimidazolyl)-1,2-ethanediol and acidic components (picric acid, 2-hydroxy-5-(phenyldiazenyl)benzoic acid, 5-sulfosalicylic acid, oxalic acid, and 1,5-naphthalenedisulfonic acid) were prepared and characterized by the single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis, IR, mp, and elemental analysis. All of the seven compounds are organic salts involving proton transfer from the acidic components to the bis(benzimidazole). For the salt 3, although a competing carboxyl group is present, it has been observed that only the proton at the -SO3H group is deprotonized rather than the H at the COOH. While in the salt 7, both COOH and SO3H were ionized to exhibit a valence number of -2. For 4, the oxalic acid existed as unionized molecule, monoanion, and dianion simultaneously in one compound. All supramolecular architectures of the organic salts 1-7 involve extensive intermolecular N-H⋯O, O-H⋯O, and C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds as well as other noncovalent interactions. Since the potentially hydrogen bonding phenol group is present in the ortho position to the carboxyl group in 2, 3, and 7, it forms the more facile intramolecular O-H⋯O hydrogen bonding. The role of weak and strong noncovalent interactions in the crystal packing is ascertained. These weak interactions combined, all the complexes displayed 3D framework structure.

  8. Aromatic C-H addition of ketones to imines enabled by manganese catalysis. (United States)

    Zhou, Bingwei; Hu, Yuanyuan; Liu, Ting; Wang, Congyang


    Selectivity control of varied C-H bonds in a complex molecule is a long-standing goal and still a great challenge in C-H activation field. Most often, such selectivity is achieved by the innate reactivity of different C-H bonds. In this context, the classic Mannich reaction of acetophenone derivatives and imines is ascribed to the more reactive C(sp(3))-H bonds α to the carbonyl, with the much less reactive aromatic C(sp(2))-H bonds remaining intact. Herein we report an aromatic C(sp(2))-H addition of ketones to imines enabled by manganese catalysis, which totally reverses the innate reactivity of C-H bonds α to the carbonyl and those on the aromatic ring. Diverse products of ortho-C-H aminoalkylated ketones, cyclized exo-olefinic isoindolines, and three-component methylated isoindolines can be successfully accessed under mild reaction conditions, which significantly expands the synthetic utilities of ketones as simple bulk chemicals.

  9. The Children's Health and Activity Modification Program (C.H.A.M.P.): participants' perspectives of a four-week lifestyle intervention for children with obesity. (United States)

    Pearson, Erin S; Irwin, Jennifer D; Burke, Shauna M


    To date, there is a paucity of qualitative research examining the influence of community-based interventions for childhood obesity on the participants themselves. This study explored the experiences of children who participated in the Children's Health and Activity Modification Program (C.H.A.M.P.), a four-week day camp for children with obesity aged 8-14, in order to uncover key program elements for positive behavior change. Following the intervention, children (n = 36) participated in focus groups where they were asked about their experiences pertaining to physical activity and nutrition, what it was like to be part of a team, and how they felt about themselves. Findings revealed that participants perceived C.H.A.M.P. as helpful (e.g. in making healthier food choices, being more active, and feeling more confident and self-aware). This pilot study offers unique insights into the perspectives of children with obesity. Results are discussed with respect to future program development and research for childhood obesity treatment.

  10. 2008 C. H. McCloy Lecture: Social Psychology and Physical Activity--Back to the Future (United States)

    Gill, Diane L.


    In the early 1970s, both my academic career and the psychology subdiscipline within kinesiology began as "social psychology and physical activity." Since then, sport and exercise psychology research has shifted away from the social to a narrower bio-psycho-(no social) approach, and professional practice has focused on the elite rather…

  11. Geminal phosphorus/aluminum-based frustrated Lewis pairs: C-H versus C≡C activation and CO2 fixation

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    Appelt, C.; Westenberg, H.; Bertini, F.; Ehlers, A.W.; Slootweg, J.C.; Lammertsma, K.; Uhl, W.


    Catch it! Geminal phosphorus/aluminum-based frustrated Lewis pairs (FLPs) are easily obtained by hydroalumination of alkynylphosphines. These FLPs can activate terminal acetylenes by two competitive pathways, which were analyzed by DFT calculations, and they can bind carbon dioxide reversibly.

  12. C-H Activation of Benzene by a Photoactivated Ni-II(azide): Formation of a Transient Nickel Nitrido Complex

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    Vreeken, V.; Siegler, M.A.; de Bruin, B.; Reek, J.N.H.; Lutz, M.; van der Vlugt, J.I.


    Photochemical activation of nickel-azido complex 2 [Ni(N-3)(PNP)] ((PNP)-P-H= 2,2'-di(isopropylphosphino)-4,4'-ditolylamine) in neat benzene produces diamagnetic complex 3 [Ni(Ph)((PNNH)-N-P)], which is crystallographically characterized. DFT calculations support photoinitiated N-2-loss of the azido

  13. Gas-Phase Intercluster Thiyl-Radical Induced C-H Bond Homolysis Selectively Forms Sugar C2-Radical Cations of Methyl D-Glucopyranoside: Isotopic Labeling Studies and Cleavage Reactions (United States)

    Osburn, Sandra; Speciale, Gaetano; Williams, Spencer J.; O'Hair, Richard A. J.


    A suite of isotopologues of methyl D-glucopyranosides is used in conjunction with multistage mass spectrometry experiments to determine the radical site and cleavage reactions of sugar radical cations formed via a recently developed `bio-inspired' method. In the first stage of CID (MS2), collision-induced dissociation (CID) of a protonated noncovalent complex between the sugar and S-nitrosocysteamine, [H3NCH2CH2SNO + M]+, unleashes a thiyl radical via bond homolysis to give the noncovalent radical cation, [H3NCH2CH2S• + M]+. CID (MS3) of this radical cation complex results in dissociation of the noncovalent complex to generate the sugar radical cation. Replacement of all exchangeable OH and NH protons with deuterons reveals that the sugar radical cation is formed in a process involving abstraction of a hydrogen atom from a C-H bond of the sugar coupled with proton transfer to the sugar, to form [M - H• + D+]. Investigation of this process using individual C-D labeled sugars reveals that the main site of H/D abstraction is the C2 position, since only the C2-deuterium labeled sugar yields a dominant [M - D• + H+] product ion. The fragmentation reactions of the distonic sugar radical cation, [M - H•+ H+], were studied by another stage of CID (MS4). 13C-labeling studies revealed that a series of three related fragment ions each contain the C1-C3 atoms; these arise from cross-ring cleavage reactions of the sugar.

  14. Initial Stages in the Rhodium(III)-Catalyzed C-H Bond Activation of Primary Alcohols in Aqueous Solution

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    Eriksen, J.; Monsted, L.; Monsted, O.


    The mechanism of the catalytic HID exchange in primary alcohol substrates derived from aldopentoses, promoted by a macrocyclic rhodium(III) complex, has been shown to occur by a reversible redox reaction that gives aldehyde and a rhodium hydride complex. Hydride exchange in the latter complex pro...

  15. Double C-H bond activation of hydrocarbons by a gas phase neutral oxide cluster: the importance of spin state. (United States)

    Wang, Zhe-Chen; Yin, Shi; Bernstein, Elliot R


    The neutral cluster V2O5 is generated and detected in the gas phase. Its reactivity toward butane is studied both experimentally and theoretically. Experimental results show clearly that neutral V2O5 can react with n-butane (C4H10) to generate V2O5H2, indicating double hydrogen atom transfer from C4H10 to V2O5 to produce C4H8. Further experimental evidence indicates that V2O5 is only partially reacted even at very high concentrations of C4H10. Density functional theory (DFT) studies show that the lowest energy triplet state of V2O5 is reactive toward C4H10, whereas the ground state singlet V2O5 is inert. Calculated results are in agreement with experimental findings, and a detailed reaction mechanism is provided. Reactions of V2O5H2 with several oxidants are also studied theoretically to find a path to regenerate V2O5. Neutral (3)V2O5 can also react with C2H6 to form V2O5H2 and C2H4, but only as a minor reaction channel; the major product is the adsorption product V2O5(C2H6).

  16. Self-optimisation and model-based design of experiments for developing a C-H activation flow process. (United States)

    Echtermeyer, Alexander; Amar, Yehia; Zakrzewski, Jacek; Lapkin, Alexei


    A recently described C(sp3)-H activation reaction to synthesise aziridines was used as a model reaction to demonstrate the methodology of developing a process model using model-based design of experiments (MBDoE) and self-optimisation approaches in flow. The two approaches are compared in terms of experimental efficiency. The self-optimisation approach required the least number of experiments to reach the specified objectives of cost and product yield, whereas the MBDoE approach enabled a rapid generation of a process model.

  17. Fundamental reactivity of the Metal-Carbon bond in cyclometalated PNC-complexes

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    Jongbloed, L.S.


    The activation of C-H bonds by transition metals and the reactivity of the corresponding metal-carbon bond are interesting research topics form different point of views. Catalytic C-H bond functionalization has emerged as a highly active research area for the development of green construction of

  18. Brønsted acid-promoted C-H bond cleavage via electron transfer from toluene derivatives to a protonated nonheme iron(IV)-oxo complex with no kinetic isotope effect. (United States)

    Park, Jiyun; Lee, Yong-Min; Nam, Wonwoo; Fukuzumi, Shunichi


    The reactivity of a nonheme iron(IV)-oxo complex, [(N4Py)Fe(IV)(O)](2+) (N4Py = N,N-bis(2-pyridylmethyl)-N-bis(2-pyridyl)methylamine), was markedly enhanced by perchloric acid (70% HClO4) in the oxidation of toluene derivatives. Toluene, which has a high one-electron oxidation potential (Eox = 2.20 V vs SCE), was oxidized by [(N4Py)Fe(IV)(O)](2+) in the presence of HClO4 in acetonitrile (MeCN) to yield a stoichiometric amount of benzyl alcohol, in which [(N4Py)Fe(IV)(O)](2+) was reduced to [(N4Py)Fe(III)(OH2)](3+). The second-order rate constant (kobs) of the oxidation of toluene derivatives by [(N4Py)Fe(IV)(O)](2+) increased with increasing concentration of HClO4, showing the first-order dependence on [HClO4]. A significant kinetic isotope effect (KIE) was observed when mesitylene was replaced by mesitylene-d12 in the oxidation with [(N4Py)Fe(IV)(O)](2+) in the absence of HClO4 in MeCN at 298 K. The KIE value drastically decreased from KIE = 31 in the absence of HClO4 to KIE = 1.0 with increasing concentration of HClO4, accompanied by the large acceleration of the oxidation rate. The absence of KIE suggests that electron transfer from a toluene derivative to the protonated iron(IV)-oxo complex ([(N4Py)Fe(IV)(OH)](3+)) is the rate-determining step in the acid-promoted oxidation reaction. The detailed kinetic analysis in light of the Marcus theory of electron transfer has revealed that the acid-promoted C-H bond cleavage proceeds via the rate-determining electron transfer from toluene derivatives to [(N4Py)Fe(IV)(OH)](3+) through formation of strong precursor complexes between toluene derivatives and [(N4Py)Fe(IV)(OH)](3+).

  19. Activation de liaisons catalysée par le cobalt : fonctionnalisation de liaisons C-H, hydrosilylation et réactions de couplage


    Fallon, Brendan


    This thesis has focused on the use of well-defined low-valent cobalt complexes of the family RCo(PMe3)4 for a variety of bond activation (C–H, Si–H, C–X). We aimed to develop a catalytic system that could compete with the previously reported bimetallic systems of Yoshikai and expensive rhodium catalysis. To this end, we successful demonstrated that Co(PMe3)4 and HCo(PMe3)4 are efficient catalysts for the hydroarylation of a broad variety of alkynes and alkenes. In addition, we carried out ext...

  20. Chemical Bond Activation Observed with an X-ray Laser. (United States)

    Beye, Martin; Öberg, Henrik; Xin, Hongliang; Dakovski, Georgi L; Dell'Angela, Martina; Föhlisch, Alexander; Gladh, Jörgen; Hantschmann, Markus; Hieke, Florian; Kaya, Sarp; Kühn, Danilo; LaRue, Jerry; Mercurio, Giuseppe; Minitti, Michael P; Mitra, Ankush; Moeller, Stefan P; Ng, May Ling; Nilsson, Anders; Nordlund, Dennis; Nørskov, Jens; Öström, Henrik; Ogasawara, Hirohito; Persson, Mats; Schlotter, William F; Sellberg, Jonas A; Wolf, Martin; Abild-Pedersen, Frank; Pettersson, Lars G M; Wurth, Wilfried


    The concept of bonding and antibonding orbitals is fundamental in chemistry. The population of those orbitals and the energetic difference between the two reflect the strength of the bonding interaction. Weakening the bond is expected to reduce this energetic splitting, but the transient character of bond-activation has so far prohibited direct experimental access. Here we apply time-resolved soft X-ray spectroscopy at a free-electron laser to directly observe the decreased bonding-antibonding splitting following bond-activation using an ultrashort optical laser pulse.

  1. Spontaneous and specific activation of chemical bonds in macromolecular fluids. (United States)

    Park, Insun; Shirvanyants, David; Nese, Alper; Matyjaszewski, Krzysztof; Rubinstein, Michael; Sheiko, Sergei S


    Mechanical activation of chemical bonds typically involves the application of external forces, which implies a broad distribution of bond tensions. We demonstrate that controlling the flow profile of a macromolecular fluid generates and delineates mechanical force concentration, enabling a hierarchical activation of chemical bonds on different length scales from the macroscopic to the molecular. Bond tension is spontaneously generated within brushlike macromolecules as they spread on a solid substrate. The molecular architecture creates an uneven distribution of tension in the covalent bonds, leading to spatially controlled bond scission. By controlling the flow rate and the gradient of the film pressure, one can sever the flowing macromolecules with high precision. Specific chemical bonds are activated within distinct macromolecules located in a defined area of a thin film. Furthermore, the flow-controlled loading rate enables quantitative analysis of the bond activation parameters.

  2. Alkane activation at ambient temperature - Unusual selectivities, C-C, C-H bond scission vs C-C bond coupling

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    Trionfetti, C.; Agiral, A.; Gardeniers, Han J G E; Lefferts, L.; Seshan, K.


    Availability and low cost of light alkanes make them interesting as feedstock for commercial fuels and chemicals. However, direct conversion of lower alkanes for such purposes is a challenging problem. A discussion covers the oxidative conversion of light alkanes in the presence of cold plasma in a

  3. Mechanism of Rhodium-Catalyzed C-H Functionalization: Advances in Theoretical Investigation. (United States)

    Qi, Xiaotian; Li, Yingzi; Bai, Ruopeng; Lan, Yu


    Transition-metal-catalyzed cross-coupling has emerged as an effective strategy for chemical synthesis. Within this area, direct C-H bond transformation is one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly processes for the construction of new C-C or C-heteroatom bonds. Over the past decades, rhodium-catalyzed C-H functionalization has attracted considerable attention because of the versatility and wide use of rhodium catalysts in chemistry. A series of C-X (X = C, N, or O) bond formation reactions could be realized from corresponding C-H bonds using rhodium catalysts. Various experimental studies on rhodium-catalyzed C-H functionalization reactions have been reported, and in tandem, mechanistic and computational studies have also progressed significantly. Since 2012, our group has performed theoretical studies to reveal the mechanism of rhodium-catalyzed C-H functionalization reactions. We have studied the changes in the oxidation state of rhodium and compared the Rh(I)/Rh(III) catalytic cycle to the Rh(III)/Rh(V) catalytic cycle using density functional theory calculation. The development of advanced computational methods and improvements in computing power make theoretical calculation a powerful tool for the mechanistic study of rhodium chemistry. Computational study is able to not only provide mechanistic insights but also explain the origin of regioselectivity, enantioselectivity, and stereoselectivity in rhodium-catalyzed C-H functionalization reactions. This Account summarizes our computational work on rhodium-catalyzed C-H functionalization reactions. The mechanistic study under discussion is divided into three main parts: C-H bond cleavage step, transformation of the C-Rh bond, and regeneration of the active catalyst. In the C-H bond cleavage step, computational results of four possible mechanisms, including concerted metalation-deprotonation (CMD), oxidative addition (OA), Friedel-Crafts-type electrophilic aromatic substitution (SEAr), and

  4. Ultrafast studies of organometallic photochemistry: The mechanism of carbon-hydrogen bond activation in solution

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    Bromberg, S.E.


    When certain organometallic compounds are photoexcited in room temperature alkane solution, they are able to break or activate the C-H bonds of the solvent. Understanding this potentially practical reaction requires a detailed knowledge of the entire reaction mechanism. Because of the dynamic nature of chemical reactions, time-resolved spectroscopy is commonly employed to follow the important events that take place as reactants are converted to products. For the organometallic reactions examined here, the electronic/structural characteristics of the chemical systems along with the time scales for the key steps in the reaction make ultrafast UV/Vis and IR spectroscopy along with nanosecond Step-Scan FTIR spectroscopy the ideal techniques to use for this study. An initial study of the photophysics of (non-activating) model metal carbonyls centering on the photodissociation of M(CO){sub 6} (M = Cr, W, Mo) was carried out in alkane solutions using ultrafast IR spectroscopy. Next, picosecond UV/vis studies of the C-H bond activation reaction of Cp{sup *}M(CO){sub 2} (M = Rh, Ir), conducted in room temperature alkane solution, are described in an effort to investigate the origin of the low quantum yield for bond cleavage ({approximately}1%). To monitor the chemistry that takes place in the reaction after CO is lost, a system with higher quantum yield is required. The reaction of Tp{sup *}Rh(CO){sub 2} (Tp{sup *} = HB-Pz{sub 3}{sup *}, Pz{sup *} = 3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl) in alkanes has a quantum yield of {approximately}30%, making time resolved spectroscopic measurements possible. From ultrafast IR experiments, two subsequently formed intermediates were observed. The nature of these intermediates are discussed and the first comprehensive reaction mechanism for a photochemical C-H activating organometallic complex is presented.

  5. Bonding, Achievement, and Activities: School Bonding, Academic Achievement, and Participation in Extracurricular Activities (United States)

    Howard, Anissa K.; Ziomek-Daigle, Jolie


    Utilizing a single-group interrupted time series design (Creswell, 2003), this pilot study examined the relationship between academic achievement, school bonding, and the extracurricular activity participation of "uninvolved" students (n=11) who participated in a voluntary support group at a suburban high school in the southeast. Results…

  6. Differential steric effects in Cl reactions with aligned CHD3(v1 = 1) by the R(0) and Q(1) transitions. I. Attacking the excited C-H bond (United States)

    Wang, Fengyan; Liu, Kopin


    When a CHD3 molecule is pumped to the C-H stretching-excited state by absorbing a linearly polarized infrared (IR) photon via the R(0) branch of the v1 = 1←0 transition, the rotational angular momentum j of the prepared state |" separators=" jK > = |" separators=" 10 > preferentially lies in a plane perpendicular to the IR polarization axis ɛIR. By way of contrast, when the Q(1) branch is used, the state of |" separators=" jK > = |" separators=" 1 ± 1 > is prepared with j aligned along the direction of ɛIR. Reported here is a detailed study of the title reaction by actively controlling the collision geometries under these two IR-excitation schemes at collision energy Ec = 8.6 kcal mol-1, using a crossed molecular beam, product imaging approach. We found that under the R(0) excitation, the polarization-dependent differential cross sections for the HCl(v = 0) + CD3(00) channel can largely be understood by invoking dual reaction mechanisms. The forward-scattered products are most likely mediated by a time-delayed resonance mechanism—as the formation of the HCl(v = 1) + CD3(00) channel, whereas the backward/sideways scattered products are governed by a direct abstraction mechanism. Compared to the previous results at lower Ec of 3.8 kcal mol-1, the sighting of opening-up the attack angle at the transition state of the direct pathway is proposed. Results under the Q(1) excitation are, however, perplexing and bear no obvious correlation to the corresponding ones for the R(0) excitation, defying simple intuitive interpretation. Possible reasons are put forward, which call for theoretical investigations for deeper insights. The results on the alternative isotope channel, DCl + CHD2, will be reported in the following paper.

  7. Selective sp3 C-H Aerobic Oxidation enabled by Deca-tungstate Photocatalysis in Flow. (United States)

    Laudadio, Gabriele; Govaerts, Sebastian; Wang, Ying; Ravelli, Davide; Koolman, Hannes; Fagnoni, Maurizio; Djuric, Stevan; Noel, Timothy


    A mild and selective sp3 C-H aerobic oxidation enabled by deca-tungstate photocatalysis has been developed. The reaction can be significantly improved in a microflow reactor enabling the safe use of oxygen and the enhanced irradiation of the reaction mixture. Our method allows for the oxidation of both activated and unactivated C-H bonds (30 examples). The ability to selectively oxidize natural scaffolds, such as (-)-ambroxide, pregnenolone acetate, (+)-sclareolide and artemisinin exemplifies the utility of this new method. © 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  8. Sequential meta-C-H olefination of synthetically versatile benzyl silanes: effective synthesis of meta-olefinated toluene, benzaldehyde and benzyl alcohols. (United States)

    Patra, Tuhin; Watile, Rahul; Agasti, Soumitra; Naveen, Togati; Maiti, Debabrata


    Tremendous progress has been made towards ortho-selective C-H functionalization in the last three decades. However, the activation of distal C-H bonds and their functionalization has remained fairly underdeveloped. Herein, we report sequential meta-C-H functionalization by performing selective mono-olefination and bis-olefination with late stage modification of the C-Si as well as Si-O bonds. Temporary silyl connection was found to be advantageous due to its easy installation, easy removal and wide synthetic diversification.

  9. Strength and leak testing of plasma activated bonded interfaces

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    Visser, M.M.; Weichel, Steen; Reus, Roger De


    on detection of changes in membrane deflections. The detection limit for leak was 8E-13 mbar l/s. For comparison, strength and leak tests were also performed with regular fusion bonded wafers annealed at 1100 degreesC. The PAB was found to withstand post-processing steps such as RCA cleaning, 24 h in de......Bond strength and hermeticity of plasma activated bonded (PAB) Si-Si interfaces are reported. Bonding of 100 mm Si(1 0 0) wafers was performed. An average bond strength of 9.0+/-3.9 MPa was achieved without performing any annealing steps. Cavities bonded in vacuum were found to be hermetic based...

  10. Chemical Bond Activation Observed with an X-ray Laser


    Beye, Martin; Öberg, Henrik; Kühn, Danilo; LaRue, Jerry; Mercurio, Giuseppe; Michael P. Minitti; Mitra, Ankush; Moeller, Stefan P.; Ng, May Ling; Nilsson, Anders; Nordlund, Dennis; Nørskov, Jens; Xin, Hongliang; Öström, Henrik; Ogasawara, Hirohito


    The concept of bonding and antibonding orbitals is fundamental in chemistry. The population of those orbitals and the energetic difference between the two reflect the strength of the bonding interaction. Weakening the bond is expected to reduce this energetic splitting, but the transient character of bond-activation has so far prohibited direct experimental access. Here we apply time-resolved soft X-ray spectroscopy at a free-electron laser to directly observe the decreased bonding–antibondin...

  11. Radical-Induced Metal and Solvent-Free Cross-Coupling Using TBAI-TBHP: Oxidative Amidation of Aldehydes and Alcohols with N-Chloramines via C-H Activation. (United States)

    Achar, Tapas Kumar; Mal, Prasenjit


    A solvent-free cross-coupling method for oxidative amidation of aldehydes and alcohols via a metal-free radial pathway has been demonstrated. The proposed methodology uses the TBAI-TBHP combination which efficiently induces metal-free C-H activation of aldehydes under neat conditions at 50 °C or ball-milling conditions at room temperature.

  12. Pd-Catalyzed regioselective C-H halogenation of quinazolinones and benzoxazinones. (United States)

    Dabiri, Minoo; Farajinia Lehi, Noushin; Kazemi Movahed, Siyavash; Khavasi, Hamid Reza


    A Pd-catalyzed ortho-selective halogenation of benzoxazinone and quinazolinone scaffolds has been described employing N-halosuccinimide as both a halogen source and an oxidant reagent via C-H bond activation. This transformation shows high chemo- and regioselectivities and demonstrates a broad range of benzoxazinone and quinazolinone substrates with different functional groups and has been scaled up to the gram level.

  13. Hydrogen Bonding in the Active Site of Ketosteroid Isomerase: Electronic Inductive Effects and Hydrogen Bond Coupling (United States)

    Hanoian, Philip; Sigala, Paul A.; Herschlag, Daniel; Hammes-Schiffer, Sharon


    Computational studies are performed to analyze the physical properties of hydrogen bonds donated by Tyr16 and Asp103 to a series of substituted phenolate inhibitors bound in the active site of ketosteroid isomerase (KSI). As the solution pKa of the phenolate increases, these hydrogen bond distances decrease, the associated NMR chemical shifts increase, and the fraction of protonated inhibitor increases, in agreement with prior experiments. The quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical calculations provide insight into the electronic inductive effects along the hydrogen-bonding network that includes Tyr16, Tyr57, and Tyr32, as well as insight into hydrogen bond coupling in the active site. The calculations predict that the most-downfield NMR chemical shift observed experimentally corresponds to the Tyr16-phenolate hydrogen bond and that Tyr16 is the proton donor when a bound naphtholate inhibitor is observed to be protonated in electronic absorption experiments. According to these calculations, the electronic inductive effects along the hydrogen-bonding network of tyrosines cause the Tyr16 hydroxyl to be more acidic than the Asp103 carboxylic acid moiety, which is immersed in a relatively nonpolar environment. When one of the distal tyrosine residues in the network is mutated to phenylalanine, thereby diminishing this inductive effect, the Tyr16-phenolate hydrogen bond lengthens, and the Asp103-phenolate hydrogen bond shortens, as observed in NMR experiments. Furthermore, the calculations suggest that the differences in the experimental NMR data and electronic absorption spectra for pKSI and tKSI, two homologous bacterial forms of the enzyme, are due predominantly to the third tyrosine that is present in the hydrogen-bonding network of pKSI but not tKSI. These studies also provide experimentally testable predictions about the impact of mutating the distal tyrosine residues in this hydrogen-bonding network on the NMR chemical shifts and electronic absorption spectra

  14. Rhodium mediated bond activation: from synthesis to catalysis

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    Ho, Hung-An [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)


    Recently, our lab has developed monoanionic tridentate ligand, ToR, showing the corresponding coordination chemistry and catalyst reactivity of magnesium, zirconium, zinc and iridium complexes. This thesis details synthetic chemistry, structural study and catalytic reactivity of the ToR-supported rhodium compounds. Tl[ToR] has been proved to be a superior ligand transfer agent for synthesizing rhodium complexes. The salt metathesis route of Tl[ToM] with [Rh(μ-Cl)(CO)]2 and [Rh(μ- Cl)(COE)]2 gives ToMRh(CO)2 (2.2) and ToMRhH(β3-C8H13) (3.1) respectively while Tl[ToM] with [Rh(μ-Cl)(CO)]2 affords ToPRh(CO)2 (2.3). 2.2 reacts with both strong and weak electrophiles, resulting in the oxazoline N-attacked and the metal center-attacked compounds correspondingly. Using one of the metal center-attacked electrophiles, 2.3 was demonstrated to give high diastereoselectivity. Parallel to COE allylic C-H activation complex 3.1, the propene and allylbenzene allylic C-H activation products have also been synthesized. The subsequent functionalization attempts have been examined by treating with Brønsted acids, Lewis acids, electrophiles, nucleophiles, 1,3-dipolar reagents and reagents containing multiple bonds able to be inserted. Various related complexes have been obtained under these conditions, in which one of the azide insertion compounds reductively eliminates to give an allylic functionalization product stoichiometrically. 3.1 reacts with various primary alcohols to give the decarbonylation dihydride complex ToMRh(H)2CO (4.1). 4.1 shows catalytic reactivity for primary alcohol decarbonylation under a photolytic condition. Meanwhile, 2.2 has been found to be more reactive than 4.1 for catalytic alcohol decarbonylation under the same condition. Various complexes and primary

  15. The Dependence of 1 J(C, H)

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    The INDO-FTP calculated 3J(C-5, H) values depend on the corresponding dihedral angle and the spatial relationships of the C=N double bond and the aryl group. Key Words: (C, H) coupling constants, Nitrogen lone-pair, Carbonyl group, INDO-FPT calculations, Diazepam South African Journal of Chemistry Vol.57 2004: ...

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  19. Exploration of earth-abundant transition metals (Fe, Co, and Ni) as catalysts in unreactive chemical bond activations. (United States)

    Su, Bo; Cao, Zhi-Chao; Shi, Zhang-Jie


    Activation of inert chemical bonds, such as C-H, C-O, C-C, and so on, is a very important area, to which has been drawn much attention by chemists for a long time and which is viewed as one of the most ideal ways to produce valuable chemicals. Under modern chemical bond activation logic, many conventionally viewed "inert" chemical bonds that were intact under traditional conditions can be reconsidered as novel functionalities, which not only avoids the tedious synthetic procedures for prefunctionalizations and the emission of undesirable wastes but also inspires chemists to create novel synthetic strategies in completely different manners. Although activation of "inert" chemical bonds using stoichiometric amounts of transition metals has been reported in the past, much more attractive and challenging catalytic transformations began to blossom decades ago. Compared with the broad application of late and noble transition metals in this field, the earth-abundant first-row transition-metals, such as Fe, Co, and Ni, have become much more attractive, due to their obvious advantages, including high abundance on earth, low price, low or no toxicity, and unique catalytic characteristics. In this Account, we summarize our recent efforts toward Fe, Co, and Ni catalyzed "inert" chemical bond activation. Our research first unveiled the unique catalytic ability of iron catalysts in C-O bond activation of both carboxylates and benzyl alcohols in the presence of Grignard reagents. The benzylic C-H functionalization was also developed via Fe catalysis with different nucleophiles, including both electron-rich arenes and 1-aryl-vinyl acetates. Cobalt catalysts also showed their uniqueness in both aromatic C-H activation and C-O activation in the presence of Grignard reagents. We reported the first cobalt-catalyzed sp(2) C-H activation/arylation and alkylation of benzo[h]quinoline and phenylpyridine, in which a new catalytic pathway via an oxidative addition process was demonstrated

  20. Active Thermochemical Tables: Sequential Bond Dissociation Enthalpies of Methane, Ethane, and Methanol and the Related Thermochemistry. (United States)

    Ruscic, Branko


    Active Thermochemical Tables (ATcT) thermochemistry for the sequential bond dissociations of methane, ethane, and methanol systems were obtained by analyzing and solving a very large thermochemical network (TN). Values for all possible C-H, C-C, C-O, and O-H bond dissociation enthalpies at 298.15 K (BDE298) and bond dissociation energies at 0 K (D0) are presented. The corresponding ATcT standard gas-phase enthalpies of formation of the resulting CHn, n = 4-0 species (methane, methyl, methylene, methylidyne, and carbon atom), C2Hn, n = 6-0 species (ethane, ethyl, ethylene, ethylidene, vinyl, ethylidyne, acetylene, vinylidene, ethynyl, and ethynylene), and COHn, n = 4-0 species (methanol, hydroxymethyl, methoxy, formaldehyde, hydroxymethylene, formyl, isoformyl, and carbon monoxide) are also presented. The ATcT thermochemistry of carbon dioxide, water, hydroxyl, and carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen atoms is also included, together with the sequential BDEs of CO2 and H2O. The provenances of the ATcT enthalpies of formation, which are quite distributed and involve a large number of relevant determinations, are analyzed by variance decomposition and discussed in terms of principal contributions. The underlying reasons for periodic appearances of remarkably low and/or unusually high BDEs, alternating along the dissociation sequences, are analyzed and quantitatively rationalized. The present ATcT results are the most accurate thermochemical values currently available for these species.

  1. Dentine bond strength and antimicrobial activity evaluation of adhesive systems. (United States)

    André, Carolina Bosso; Gomes, Brenda Paula Figueiredo Almeida; Duque, Thais Mageste; Stipp, Rafael Nobrega; Chan, Daniel Chi Ngai; Ambrosano, Glaucia Maria Bovi; Giannini, Marcelo


    This study evaluated the dentine bond strength (BS) and the antibacterial activity (AA) of six adhesives against strict anaerobic and facultative bacteria. Three adhesives containing antibacterial components (Gluma 2Bond (glutaraldehyde)/G2B, Clearfil SE Protect (MDPB)/CSP and Peak Universal Bond (PUB)/chlorhexidine) and the same adhesive versions without antibacterial agents (Gluma Comfort Bond/GCB, Clearfil SE Bond/CSB and Peak LC Bond/PLB) were tested. The AA of adhesives and control groups was evaluated by direct contact method against four strict anaerobic and four facultative bacteria. After incubation, according to the appropriate periods of time for each microorganism, the time to kill microorganisms was measured. For BS, the adhesives were applied according to manufacturers' recommendations and teeth restored with composite. Teeth (n=10) were sectioned to obtain bonded beams specimens, which were tested after artificial saliva storage for one week and one year. BS data were analyzed using two-way ANOVA and Tukey test. Saliva storage for one year reduces the BS only for GCB. In general G2B and GCB required at least 24h for killing microorganisms. PUB and PLB killed only strict anaerobic microorganisms after 24h. For CSP the average time to eliminate the Streptococcus mutans and strict anaerobic oral pathogens was 30 min. CSB showed no AA against facultative bacteria, but had AA against some strict anaerobic microorganisms. Storage time had no effect on the BS for most of the adhesives. The time required to kill bacteria depended on the type of adhesive and never was less than 10 min. Most of the adhesives showed stable bond strength after one year and the Clearfil SE Protect may be a good alternative in restorative procedures performed on dentine, considering its adequate bond strength and better antibacterial activity. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. 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


    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.

  3. A potential role of substrate as a base for deprotonation pathway in Rh-catalysed C-H amination of heteroArenes: DFT insights

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    Ajitha, Manjaly John


    The possibility of direct introduction of a new functionality through C–H bond activation is an attractive strategy in covalent synthesis. Here, we investigated the mechanism of Rh-catalysed C-H amination of the hetero-aryl substrate (2-phenylpyridine) using phenyl azide as nitrogen source by density functional theory (DFT). For the deprotocyclometallation and protodecyclometallation processes of the title reaction, we propose a stepwise base-assisted mechanism (pathway I) instead of previously reported concerted mechanism (pathway II). In the new mechanism proposed here, 2-phenylpyridine acts as a base in the initial deprotonation step (C-H bond cleavage) and transports the proton towards the final protonation step. In fact, the N-H bond of the strong conjugate acid (formed during initial C-H bond cleavage) considered in pathway I (via TS4) is more acidic than the C-H bond of the neutral substrate considered in pathway II (via TS5). The higher activation barrier of TS5 mainly originates from the ring strain of the four membered cyclic transition state. The vital role of base, as disclosed here, can potentially have broader mechanistic implications for the development of reaction conditions of transition metal catalysed reactions.

  4. Manganese-Oxygen Intermediates in O-O Bond Activation and Hydrogen-Atom Transfer Reactions. (United States)

    Rice, Derek B; Massie, Allyssa A; Jackson, Timothy A


    step in designing Mn III -peroxo complexes that convert cleanly to high-valent Mn-oxo species. Although some synthetic Mn IV -oxo complexes show great potential for oxidizing substrates with strong C-H bonds, most Mn IV -oxo species are sluggish oxidants. Both two-state reactivity and thermodynamic arguments have been put forth to explain these observations. To address these issues, we generated a series of Mn IV -oxo complexes supported by neutral, pentadentate ligands with systematically perturbed equatorial donation. Kinetic investigations of these complexes revealed a correlation between equatorial ligand-field strength and hydrogen-atom and oxygen-atom transfer reactivity. While this trend can be understood on the basis of the two-state reactivity model, the reactivity trend also correlates with variations in Mn III/IV reduction potential caused by changes in the ligand field. This work demonstrates the dramatic influence simple ligand perturbations can have on reactivity but also illustrates the difficulties in understanding the precise basis for a change in reactivity. In the enzyme manganese lipoxygenase, an active-site Mn III -hydroxo adduct initiates substrate oxidation by abstracting a hydrogen atom from a C-H bond. Precedent for this chemistry from synthetic Mn III -hydroxo centers is rare. To better understand hydrogen-atom transfer by Mn III centers, we developed a pair of Mn III -hydroxo complexes, formed in high yield from dioxygen oxidation of Mn II precursors, capable of attacking weak O-H and C-H bonds. Kinetic and computational studies show a delicate interplay between thermodynamic and steric influences in hydrogen-atom transfer reactivity, underscoring the potential of Mn III -hydroxo units as mild oxidants.

  5. Bipyridine- and phenanthroline-based metal-organic frameworks for highly efficient and tandem catalytic organic transformations via directed C-H activation

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    Manna, Kuntal [Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States); Zhang, Teng [Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States); Greene, Francis X. [Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States); Lin, Wenbin [Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States)


    We report here the synthesis of a series of robust and porous bipyridyl- and phenanthryl-based metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) of UiO topology (BPV-MOF, mBPV-MOF, and mPT-MOF) and their postsynthetic metalation to afford highly active single-site solid catalysts. While BPV-MOF was constructed from only bipyridyl-functionalized dicarboxylate linker, both mBPV- and mPT-MOF were built with a mixture of bipyridyl- or phenanthryl-functionalized and unfunctionalized dicarboxylate linkers. The postsynthetic metalation of these MOFs with [Ir(COD)(OMe)]2 provided Ir-functionalized MOFs (BPV-MOF-Ir, mBPV-MOF-Ir, and mPT-MOF-Ir), which are highly active catalysts for tandem hydrosilylation of aryl ketones and aldehydes followed by dehydrogenative ortho-silylation of benzylicsilyl ethers as well as C–H borylation of arenes using B₂pin₂. Both mBPV-MOF-Ir and mPT-MOF-Ir catalysts displayed superior activities compared to BPV-MOF-Ir due to the presence of larger open channels in the mixed-linker MOFs. Impressively, mBPV-MOF-Ir exhibited high TONs of up to 17000 for C–H borylation reactions and was recycled more than 15 times. The mPT-MOF-Ir system is also active in catalyzing tandem dehydrosilylation/dehydrogenative cyclization of N-methylbenzyl amines to azasilolanes in the absence of a hydrogen acceptor. Importantly, MOF-Ir catalysts are significantly more active (up to 95 times) and stable than their homogeneous counterparts for all three reactions, strongly supporting the beneficial effects of active site isolation within MOFs. This work illustrates the ability to increase MOF open channel sizes by using the mixed linker approach and shows the enormous potential of developing highly active and robust single-site solid catalysts based on MOFs containing nitrogen-donor ligands for important organic transformations.

  6. Rhodium-Catalyzed Oxidative Benzannulation of N-Adamantyl-1-naphthylamines with Internal Alkynes via Dual C-H Bond Activation: Synthesis of Substituted Anthracenes. (United States)

    Zhang, Xuan; Yu, Xiaoqiang; Ji, Dingwei; Yamamoto, Yoshinori; Almansour, Abdulrahman I; Arumugam, Natarajan; Kumar, Raju Suresh; Bao, Ming


    Rhodium-catalyzed oxidative benzannulation of N-adamantyl-1-naphthylamines with internal alkynes to produce highly substituted anthracenes in satisfactory to good yields was developed. The annulation reaction proceeded smoothly under mild conditions in the presence of [Cp*RhCl2]2 as the precatalyst and Cu(OAc)2 as the oxidant.

  7. Spectroscopic Identification of Y(C4H6) Isomers Formed by Yttrium-Mediated C-H Bond Activation of Butenes (United States)

    Kim, Jong Hyun; Yang, Dong-Sheng


    Y(C4H6) was observed from the reactions of laser-vaporized Y atom with 1-butene (CH2=CHCH2CH3) and iso-butene (CH2=C(CH3)2) in a pulsed molecular beam source, and its structural isomers were investigated with mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy combined with electronic structure calculations and spectral simulations. Y(C4H6) was identified as a five-membered metallacycle [Y(CH2-CH=CH-CH2)] from the Y + 1-butene reaction and a tetrahedral structure [YC(CH2)3] from the Y + iso-butene reaction. The metallacycle has a Cs structure with Y binding to the two terminal carbon atoms, whereas the tetrahedron has C3v symmetry with Y binding to the tertiary carbon atom of trimethylenemethane. Both isomers have a doublet ground state with the highest molecular orbital being largely a Y 5s character. Ionization removes the metal based electron, and the resultant singlet ion has a similar structure to the neutral complex. However, the adiabatic ionization energy [46309(5) cm-1] of the tetrahedron is considerably higher than that [43473(5) cm-1] of the cyclic structure.

  8. 1,1'-Bis(di-tert-butylphosphino)ferrocene copper(I) complex catalyzed C-H activation and carboxylation of terminal alkynes. (United States)

    Trivedi, Manoj; Singh, Gurmeet; Kumar, Abhinav; Rath, Nigam P


    Four copper(i) complexes, [CuBr(dtbpf)] (1), [CuI(dtbpf)] (2), [Cu4(μ2-I)2(μ3-I)2(μ-dtbpf)2] (3) and [Cu6(μ3-I)6(μ-dtbpf)2]·2CH3CN (4), were prepared using CuX (X = Br, I) and 1,1'-bis(di-tert-butylphosphino)ferrocene (dtbpf). These complexes have been characterized by elemental analyses, IR, (1)H and (31)P NMR, ESI-MS and electronic absorption spectroscopy. Molecular structures of the complexes 2 and 4 were determined crystallographically. Complex 2 is the first monomeric isolated Cu(i) complex of dtbpf with the largest P-Cu-P bite angle (120.070(19)°) to date. Complex 4 shows a centrosymmetrical dimeric unit with two [Cu3(μ3-I)3] motifs bridged by two bidentate dtbpf ligands in the κ(1)-manner. Each [Cu3(μ3-I)3] motif unites to form a pyramid with one copper atom at the apex and one of the triangular faces capped by an iodine atom. All the complexes were found to be efficient catalysts for the conversion of terminal alkynes into propiolic acids with CO2. Owing to the excellent catalytic activity, the reactions proceeded at atmospheric pressure and ambient temperature (25 °C). The catalytic products were obtained in moderate to good yields (80-96%) by using complex loading to 2 mol%. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first example of an active ferrocenyl diphosphine Cu(i) catalyst for the carboxylation of terminal alkynes with CO2.

  9. 26 CFR 1.141-2 - Private activity bond tests. (United States)


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  10. Actor Bonds in Situations of Discontinuous Business Activities

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    Skaates, Maria Anne


    . Furthermore the governance structure of markets characterized by discontinuous business activities is either that of the "socially constructed market" (Skaates, 2000) or that of the (socially constructed) network (Håkansson and Johanson, 1993). Additionally relationships and actor bonds vary substantially...... in situations of discontinuity. Therefore an analysis and comparison of relevant concepts that capture the key generative features of actor bonds in both socially constructed networks and socially constructed markets is undertaken. These concepts include the "milieu" of project marketing (Cova et al., 1996......) and the institutional concept of the "field". Finally this paper introduces the concept of "social capital" (Bourdieu, 1983) and discusses whether it can be used to conceptualize the dynamic features of actor bonds in situations of discontinuity....

  11. Common Hydrogen Bond Interactions in Diverse Phosphoryl Transfer Active Sites (United States)

    Summerton, Jean C.; Martin, Gregory M.; Evanseck, Jeffrey D.; Chapman, Michael S.


    Phosphoryl transfer reactions figure prominently in energy metabolism, signaling, transport and motility. Prior detailed studies of selected systems have highlighted mechanistic features that distinguish different phosphoryl transfer enzymes. Here, a top-down approach is developed for comparing statistically the active site configurations between populations of diverse structures in the Protein Data Bank, and it reveals patterns of hydrogen bonding that transcend enzyme families. Through analysis of large samples of structures, insights are drawn at a level of detail exceeding the experimental precision of an individual structure. In phosphagen kinases, for example, hydrogen bonds with the O3β of the nucleotide substrate are revealed as analogous to those in unrelated G proteins. In G proteins and other enzymes, interactions with O3β have been understood in terms of electrostatic favoring of the transition state. Ground state quantum mechanical calculations on model compounds show that the active site interactions highlighted in our database analysis can affect substrate phosphate charge and bond length, in ways that are consistent with prior experimental observations, by modulating hyperconjugative orbital interactions that weaken the scissile bond. Testing experimentally the inference about the importance of O3β interactions in phosphagen kinases, mutation of arginine kinase Arg280 decreases kcat, as predicted, with little impact upon KM. PMID:25238155

  12. Selective sp3 C-H alkylation via polarity-match-based cross-coupling (United States)

    Le, Chip; Liang, Yufan; Evans, Ryan W.; Li, Ximing; MacMillan, David W. C.


    The functionalization of carbon-hydrogen (C-H) bonds is one of the most attractive strategies for molecular construction in organic chemistry. The hydrogen atom is considered to be an ideal coupling handle, owing to its relative abundance in organic molecules and its availability for functionalization at almost any stage in a synthetic sequence. Although many C-H functionalization reactions involve C(sp3)-C(sp2) coupling, there is a growing demand for C-H alkylation reactions, wherein sp3 C-H bonds are replaced with sp3 C-alkyl groups. Here we describe a polarity-match-based selective sp3 C-H alkylation via the combination of photoredox, nickel and hydrogen-atom transfer catalysis. This methodology simultaneously uses three catalytic cycles to achieve hydridic C-H bond abstraction (enabled by polarity matching), alkyl halide oxidative addition, and reductive elimination to enable alkyl-alkyl fragment coupling. The sp3 C-H alkylation is highly selective for the α-C-H of amines, ethers and sulphides, which are commonly found in pharmaceutically relevant architectures. This cross-coupling protocol should enable broad synthetic applications in de novo synthesis and late-stage functionalization chemistry.

  13. Divergent cyclizations of 1-R-ethynyl-9,10-anthraquinones: use of thiourea as a "S2-" equivalent in an "anchor-relay" addition mediated by formal C-H activation. (United States)

    Baranov, Denis S; Gold, Brian; Vasilevsky, Sergei F; Alabugin, Igor V


    The EtONa-mediated reaction of peri-R-ethynyl-9,10-anthraquinones with thiourea yields 2-R-7H-dibenzo[de,h]quinolin-7-ones and 2-R-anthra[2,1-b]thiophene-6,11-diones. Although 2-R-7H-dibenzo[de,h]quinolin-7-ones were observed previously in reactions with other N-centered nucleophiles (hydrazine, guanidine, and urea), the formation of 2-R-anthra[2,1-b]thiophene-6,11-diones is a new reactivity path. DFT computations analyzed factors responsible for the switch in reactivity and the relative importance of two possible pathways: (1) the "anchor-relay" mechanism mediated by nucleophilic attack at the carbonyl and (2) direct attack at the alkyne. The two pathways converge on a vinyl sulfur anion, set up for a 5-endo-trig cyclization at the ortho-position. Subsequent rearomatization/oxidation provides the fused thiophene product via formal C-H activation. The calculations suggest that the latter pathway, the direct attack at the alkyne, is more likely, due to the relatively high barrier for the 8-endo-dig cyclization (pathway 1). Computational insights led to a more selective synthesis of fused thiophenes, based on the reaction of acetylenic anthraquinones with sodium sulfide. This reaction does not require prefunctionalization at the ortho-position since direct C-H activation is efficient. The absence of fused five-membered heterocycles in earlier work was investigated computationally. The other N-centered nucleophiles form stronger anion-π complexes with the electron-deficient quinone core, promoting carbonyl attack over direct alkyne attack.

  14. C-H and C-C activation of n -butane with zirconium hydrides supported on SBA15 containing N-donor ligands: [(≡SiNH-)(≡SiX-)ZrH2], [(≡SiNH-)(≡SiX-)2ZrH], and[(≡SiN=)(≡SiX-)ZrH] (X = -NH-, -O-). A DFT study

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    Pasha, Farhan Ahmad


    Density functional theory (DFT) was used to elucidate the mechanism of n-butane hydrogenolysis (into propane, ethane, and methane) on well-defined zirconium hydrides supported on SBA15 coordinated to the surface via N-donor surface pincer ligands: [(≡SiNH-)(≡SiO-)ZrH2] (A), [(≡SiNH-)2ZrH2] (B), [(≡SiNH-)(≡SiO-) 2ZrH] (C), [(≡SiNH-)2(≡SiO-)ZrH] (D), [(≡SiN=)(≡Si-O-)ZrH] (E), and [(≡SiN=)(≡SiNH-)ZrH] (F). The roles of these hydrides have been investigated in C-H/C-C bond activation and cleavage. The dihydride A linked via a chelating [N,O] surface ligand was found to be more active than B, linked to the chelating [N,N] surface ligand. Moreover, the dihydride zirconium complexes are also more active than their corresponding monohydrides C-F. The C-C cleavage step occurs preferentially via β-alkyl transfer, which is the rate-limiting step in the alkane hydrogenolysis. The energetics of the comparative pathways over the potential energy surface diagram (PES) reveals the hydrogenolysis of n-butane into propane and ethane. © 2014 American Chemical Society.


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    This research program is directed at obtaining detailed experimental information on the electronic interactions between metals and organic molecules. These interactions provide low energy pathways for many important chemical and catalytic processes. A major feature of the program is the continued development and application of our special high-resolution valence photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS), and high-precision X-ray core photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) instrumentation for study of organometallic molecules in the gas phase. The study involves a systematic approach towards understanding the interactions and activation of bound carbonyls, C-H bonds, methylenes, vinylidenes, acetylides, alkenes, alkynes, carbenes, carbynes, alkylidenes, alkylidynes, and others with various monometal, dimetal, and cluster metal species. Supporting ligands include -aryls, alkoxides, oxides, and phosphines. We are expanding our studies of both early and late transition metal species and electron-rich and electron-poor environments in order to more completely understand the electronic factors that serve to stabilize particular organic fragments and intermediates on metals. Additional new directions for this program are being taken in ultra-high vacuum surface UPS, XPS, scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) experiments on both physisorbed and chemisorbed organometallic thin films. The combination of these methods provides additional electronic structure information on surface-molecule and molecule-molecule interactions. A very important general result emerging from this program is the identification of a close relationship between the ionization energies of the species and the thermodynamics of the chemical and catalytic reactions of these systems.

  16. 26 CFR 1.145-2 - Application of private activity bond regulations. (United States)


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  17. Quinoline-2-carboimine copper complex immobilized on amine functionalized silica coated magnetite nanoparticles: a novel and magnetically retrievable catalyst for the synthesis of carbamates via C-H activation of formamides. (United States)

    Sharma, R K; Dutta, Sriparna; Sharma, Shivani


    In the present study, we report the synthesis of a highly efficient and magnetically retrievable catalytic system (Cu-2QC@Am-SiO2@Fe3O4) through the covalent immobilization of quinoline-2-carboxaldehyde (2QC) on an amine functionalized silica coated ferrite nanosupport followed by metallation with copper acetate. The structure of the organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterial has been confirmed using various physicochemical techniques such as Powder X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDS), Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (ED-XRF), Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS), Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy (ICP) and Vibrating Sample Magnetometry (VSM). The resulting nanocatalyst exhibits a remarkable catalytic efficacy in the synthesis of industrially and pharmaceutically significant carbamates via the C-H activation of formamides under solvent free conditions. The most important attribute of the present methodology is that the catalyst can be recovered simply through an external magnetic force and reused several times without any significant deterioration in its activity. Furthermore, the heterogeneity test has been carried out in order to ensure the intrinsic stability of the nanostructured catalyst. The activity of the Cu-2QC@Am-SiO2@Fe3O4 nanocatalyst has been found to be far more superior in comparison with the literature precedents in terms of the product yield, cost and reusability of the catalyst. Besides, ambient reaction conditions, simple workup procedure, wide substrate scope and cost effectiveness are some of the other outstanding features of this protocol that make it economical and sustainable.

  18. Palladium-Catalyzed, ortho-Selective C-H Halogenation of Benzyl Nitriles, Aryl Weinreb Amides, and Anilides. (United States)

    Das, Riki; Kapur, Manmohan


    A palladium-catalyzed, ortho-selective C-H halogenation methodology is reported herein. The highlight of the work is the highly selective C(sp(2))-H functionalization of benzyl nitriles in the presence of activated C(sp(3))-H bond, which results in good yields of the halogenated products with excellent regioselectivity. Along with benzyl nitriles, aryl Weinreb amides and anilides have been evaluated for the transformation using aprotic conditions. Mechanistic studies yield interesting aspects with respect to the pathway of the reaction and the directing group abilities.

  19. Ruthenium-Catalyzed Remote C-H Sulfonylation of N-Aryl-2-aminopyridines with Aromatic Sulfonyl Chlorides. (United States)

    Ramesh, Balu; Jeganmohan, Masilamani


    A ruthenium-catalyzed remote sulfonylation at the C5 position of the pyridine group of N-aryl-2-aminopyridines with aromatic sulfonyl chlorides is described. The mechanistic and deuterium labeling studies clearly reveal that the ruthenametallacycle is a key intermediate in the reaction, which forms via the C-H bond activation. The DFT calculation supports that the C5 position of the 2-aminopyridine group carries a more negative charge (-0.304) as compared with other carbons in the metalacycle intermediate.

  20. Internal disulfide bond acts as a switch for intein activity. (United States)

    Nicastri, Michael C; Xega, Kristina; Li, Lingyun; Xie, Jian; Wang, Chunyu; Linhardt, Robert J; Reitter, Julie N; Mills, Kenneth V


    Inteins are intervening polypeptides that catalyze their own removal from flanking exteins, concomitant to the ligation of the exteins. The intein that interrupts the DP2 (large) subunit of DNA polymerase II from Methanoculleus marisnigri (Mma) can promote protein splicing. However, protein splicing can be prevented or reduced by overexpression under nonreducing conditions because of the formation of a disulfide bond between two internal intein Cys residues. This redox sensitivity leads to differential activity in different strains of E. coli as well as in different cell compartments. The redox-dependent control of in vivo protein splicing in an intein derived from an anaerobe that can occupy multiple environments hints at a possible physiological role for protein splicing.

  1. Intramolecular Hydrogen Bond in Biologically Active o-Carbonyl Hydroquinones

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    Maximiliano Martínez-Cifuentes


    Full Text Available Intramolecular hydrogen bonds (IHBs play a central role in the molecular structure, chemical reactivity and interactions of biologically active molecules. Here, we study the IHBs of seven related o-carbonyl hydroquinones and one structurally-related aromatic lactone, some of which have shown anticancer and antioxidant activity. Experimental NMR data were correlated with theoretical calculations at the DFT and ab initio levels. Natural bond orbital (NBO and molecular electrostatic potential (MEP calculations were used to study the electronic characteristics of these IHB. As expected, our results show that NBO calculations are better than MEP to describe the strength of the IHBs. NBO energies (∆Eij(2 show that the main contributions to energy stabilization correspond to LPàσ* interactions for IHBs, O1…O2-H2 and the delocalization LPàπ* for O2-C2 = Cα(β. For the O1…O2-H2 interaction, the values of ∆Eij(2 can be attributed to the difference in the overlap ability between orbitals i and j (Fij, instead of the energy difference between them. The large energy for the LP O2àπ* C2 = Cα(β interaction in the compounds 9-Hydroxy-5-oxo-4,8, 8-trimethyl-l,9(8H-anthracenecarbolactone (VIII and 9,10-dihydroxy-4,4-dimethylanthracen-1(4H-one (VII (55.49 and 60.70 kcal/mol, respectively when compared with the remaining molecules (all less than 50 kcal/mol, suggests that the IHBs in VIII and VII are strongly resonance assisted.

  2. Redox-​Active Ligand-​Induced Homolytic Bond Activation

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    Broere, D.L.J.; Metz, L.L.; de Bruin, B.; Reek, J.N.H.; Siegler, M.A.; van der Vlugt, J.I.


    Coordination of the novel redox-​active phosphine-​appended aminophenol pincer ligand (PNOH2) to PdII generates a paramagnetic complex with a persistent ligand-​centered radical. The complex undergoes fully reversible single-​electron oxidn. and redn. Homolytic bond activation of diphenyldisulfide

  3. α-Halogenoacetanilides as hydrogen-bonding organocatalysts that activate carbonyl bonds: fluorine versus chlorine and bromine. (United States)

    Koeller, Sylvain; Thomas, Coralie; Peruch, Fréderic; Deffieux, Alain; Massip, Stéphane; Léger, Jean-Michel; Desvergne, Jean-Pierre; Milet, Anne; Bibal, Brigitte


    α-Halogenoacetanilides (X=F, Cl, Br) were examined as H-bonding organocatalysts designed for the double activation of CO bonds through NH and CH donor groups. Depending on the halide substituents, the double H-bond involved a nonconventional CH⋅⋅⋅O interaction with either a HCXn (n=1-2, X=Cl, Br) or a HCAr bond (X=F), as shown in the solid-state crystal structures and by molecular modeling. In addition, the catalytic properties of α-halogenoacetanilides were evaluated in the ring-opening polymerization of lactide, in the presence of a tertiary amine as cocatalyst. The α-dichloro- and α-dibromoacetanilides containing electron-deficient aromatic groups afforded the most attractive double H-bonding properties towards CO bonds, with a NH⋅⋅⋅O⋅⋅⋅HCX2 interaction. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  4. Relationship between Plasma Parameters and Carbon Atom Coordination in a-C:H Films Prepared by RF Glow Discharge Decomposition (United States)

    Yamamoto, Kenji; Ichikawa, Yosuke; Nakayama, Takehisa; Tawada, Yoshihisa


    Amorphous C:H films were prepared by rf glow discharge decomposition from CH4 using a permanent magnet system to apply a static magnetic field perpendicular to the rf electric field. The structure and properties of a-C:H films have been investigated systematically with respect to the hydrogen content, hardness and coordination of carbon atoms as a function of rf power (self-bias voltage). The coordination of carbon atoms has been determined by solid-state 13C magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance measurements. It is found that the fraction of graphitic (sp2) versus tetrahedral (sp3) bonding increases with increasing rf power (negative self-bias voltage). Film hardness is understood in terms of the balance between the incorporated hydrogen and the fraction of graphitic (sp2) versus tetrahedral (sp3) bonding. The production of ionic and neutral species from a glow discharge has also been monitored by mass spectroscopy and optical emission spectroscopy to investigate the relation between plasma parameters and carbon atom coordination. Using these measurements and negative self-bias measurements, it is shown that the coordination of carbon atoms is determined not only by the energy of impinging ions on the substrate but also by the type of active species. In addition, the neutral and ionic C2H2 related species are thought to be some of the species which increase the fraction of graphitic (sp2) versus tetrahedral (sp3) bonding.

  5. Asymmetric Iron-Catalyzed C-H Alkylation Enabled by Remote Ligand meta-Substitution. (United States)

    Loup, Joachim; Zell, Daniel; Oliveira, João C A; Keil, Helena; Stalke, Dietmar; Ackermann, Lutz


    Highly enantioselective iron-catalyzed C-H alkylations by inner-sphere C-H activation were accomplished with ample scope. High levels of enantiocontrol proved viable through a novel ligand design that exploits a remote meta-substitution on N-heterocyclic carbenes within a facile ligand-to-ligand H-transfer C-H cleavage. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  6. Density functional theory study of the reaction mechanism for competitive carbon-hydrogen and carbon-halogen bond activations catalyzed by transition metal complexes. (United States)

    Yang, Xinzheng; Hall, Michael B


    Carbon-hydrogen and carbon-halogen bond activations between halobenzenes and metal centers were studied by density functional theory with the nonempirical meta-GGA Tao-Perdew-Staroverov-Scuseria functional and an all-electron correlation-consistent polarized valence double-zeta basis set. Our calculations demonstrate that the hydrogen on the metal center and halogen in halobenzene could exchange directly through a kite-shaped transition state. Transition states with this structure were previously predicted to have high energy barriers (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 279), and this prediction misled others in proposing a mechanism for their recent experimental study (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 3303). Furthermore, other halo-carbon activation pathways were found in the detailed mechanism for the competitive reactions between cationic titanium hydride complex [Cp*((t)Bu(3)P=N)TiH](+) and chlorobenzene under different pressure of H(2). These pathways include the ortho-C-H and Ti-H bond activations for the formation and release of H(2) and the indirect C-Cl bond activation via beta-halogen elimination for the movement of the C(6)H(4) ring and the formation of a C-N bond in the observed final product. A new stable isomer of the observed product with a similar total energy and an unexpected bridging between the Cp* ring and the metal center by a phenyl ring is also predicted.

  7. Analyzing site selectivity in Rh2(esp)2-catalyzed intermolecular C-H amination reactions. (United States)

    Bess, Elizabeth N; DeLuca, Ryan J; Tindall, Daniel J; Oderinde, Martins S; Roizen, Jennifer L; Du Bois, J; Sigman, Matthew S


    Predicting site selectivity in C-H bond oxidation reactions involving heteroatom transfer is challenged by the small energetic differences between disparate bond types and the subtle interplay of steric and electronic effects that influence reactivity. Herein, the factors governing selective Rh2(esp)2-catalyzed C-H amination of isoamylbenzene derivatives are investigated, where modification to both the nitrogen source, a sulfamate ester, and substrate are shown to impact isomeric product ratios. Linear regression mathematical modeling is used to define a relationship that equates both IR stretching parameters and Hammett σ(+) values to the differential free energy of benzylic versus tertiary C-H amination. This model has informed the development of a novel sulfamate ester, which affords the highest benzylic-to-tertiary site selectivity (9.5:1) observed for this system.

  8. Phenylacetylene and H bond

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    ... all resembling H bonds. Non-linear H bonds due to secondary interactions. C-H stretching frequency shows blue shift. Heavy atom distances are longer than the sum of van der Waals radii. Formed a task group through IUPAC to come up with a modern definition of H bond. 15 international experts including Desiraju.

  9. Approximate thermochemical tables for some C-H and C-H-O species (United States)

    Bahn, G. S.


    Approximate thermochemical tables are presented for some C-H and C-H-O species and for some ionized species, supplementing the JANAF Thermochemical Tables for application to finite-chemical-kinetics calculations. The approximate tables were prepared by interpolation and extrapolation of limited available data, especially by interpolations over chemical families of species. Original estimations have been smoothed by use of a modification for the CDC-6600 computer of the Lewis Research Center PACl Program which was originally prepared for the IBM-7094 computer Summary graphs for various families show reasonably consistent curvefit values, anchored by properties of existing species in the JANAF tables.

  10. Bond strength of resin composite to light activated bleached enamel

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    , resin bonding, tooth bleaching. Date of Acceptance: ... The energy absorbed from the light accelerates the oxidation–reduction reaction.[12]. Bleaching treatment is frequently recommended before porcelain restorations or ...

  11. 26 CFR 1.103(n)-3T - Private activity bond limit (temporary). (United States)


    ... containing constitutional home rule cities. Q-2: What is the private activity bond limit for a State agency... any division of government that possesses the right to exercise police powers, the power to tax, and... one or more constitutional homes rule cities? A-7: The private activity bond limit for a...

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  14. Redox-neutral rhodium-catalyzed C-H functionalization of arylamine N-oxides with diazo compounds: primary C(sp(3))-H/C(sp(2))-H activation and oxygen-atom transfer. (United States)

    Zhou, Bing; Chen, Zhaoqiang; Yang, Yaxi; Ai, Wen; Tang, Huanyu; Wu, Yunxiang; Zhu, Weiliang; Li, Yuanchao


    An unprecedented rhodium(III)-catalyzed regioselective redox-neutral annulation reaction of 1-naphthylamine N-oxides with diazo compounds was developed to afford various biologically important 1H-benzo[g]indolines. This coupling reaction proceeds under mild reaction conditions and does not require external oxidants. The only by-products are dinitrogen and water. More significantly, this reaction represents the first example of dual functiaonalization of unactivated a primary C(sp(3) )H bond and C(sp(2) )H bond with diazocarbonyl compounds. DFT calculations revealed that an intermediate iminium is most likely involved in the catalytic cycle. Moreover, a rhodium(III)-catalyzed coupling of readily available tertiary aniline N-oxides with α-diazomalonates was also developed under external oxidant-free conditions to access various aminomandelic acid derivatives by an O-atom-transfer reaction. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  15. bond activation and catalysis by Ru -pac complexes

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    (i) nucleophilicity of ROOH and (ii) the lability of. [RuIII(pac)(H2O)] complexes towards aquo-substitution to from [RuIII(pac)(OOR)] intermediate complex in solution. It is noteworthy that the ability of the. [RuIII(pac)(OOR)] intermediate complex to undergo heterolytic cleavage of the O–O bond expressed by the rate constant k1 ...

  16. Diverse sp3 C-H functionalization through alcohol β-sulfonyloxylation (United States)

    Xu, Yan; Yan, Guobing; Ren, Zhi; Dong, Guangbin


    Site-selective C-H functionalization has emerged as an attractive tool for derivatizing complex synthetic intermediates, but its use for late-stage diversification is limited by the functional groups that can be introduced, especially at unactivated sp3-hybridized positions. To overcome this, we introduce a strategy that directly installs a sulfonyloxy group at a β-C-H bond of a masked alcohol and subsequently employs nucleophilic substitution reactions to prepare various derivatives. Hydroxyl groups are widely found in bioactive molecules and are thus readily available as synthetic handles. A directing group is easily added (and subsequently removed) from the alcohols such that a formal site-selective β-C-H sulfonyloxylation of these alcohols is achieved. Substitution reactions with carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and other nucleophiles then lead to diverse functionalizations that may help to streamline the synthesis of complex analogues for drug discovery.

  17. Diverse sp(3) C-H functionalization through alcohol β-sulfonyloxylation. (United States)

    Xu, Yan; Yan, Guobing; Ren, Zhi; Dong, Guangbin


    Site-selective C-H functionalization has emerged as an attractive tool for derivatizing complex synthetic intermediates, but its use for late-stage diversification is limited by the functional groups that can be introduced, especially at unactivated sp(3)-hybridized positions. To overcome this, we introduce a strategy that directly installs a sulfonyloxy group at a β-C-H bond of a masked alcohol and subsequently employs nucleophilic substitution reactions to prepare various derivatives. Hydroxyl groups are widely found in bioactive molecules and are thus readily available as synthetic handles. A directing group is easily added (and subsequently removed) from the alcohols such that a formal site-selective β-C-H sulfonyloxylation of these alcohols is achieved. Substitution reactions with carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and other nucleophiles then lead to diverse functionalizations that may help to streamline the synthesis of complex analogues for drug discovery.

  18. Structural snapshots of concerted double E-H bond activation at a transition metal centre (United States)

    Abdalla, Joseph A. B.; Caise, Alexa; Sindlinger, Christian P.; Tirfoin, Rémi; Thompson, Amber L.; Edwards, Alison J.; Aldridge, Simon


    Bond activation at a transition metal centre is a key fundamental step in numerous chemical transformations. The oxidative addition of element-hydrogen bonds, for example, represents a critical step in a range of widely applied catalytic processes. Despite this, experimental studies defining steps along the bond activation pathway are very rare. In this work, we report on fundamental studies defining a new oxidative activation pathway: combined experimental and computational approaches yield structural snapshots of the simultaneous activation of both bonds of a β-diketiminate-stabilized GaH2 unit at a single metal centre. Systematic variation of the supporting phosphine ligands and single crystal X-ray/neutron diffraction are exploited in tandem to allow structural visualization of the activation process, from a η2-H,H σ-complex showing little Ga-H bond activation, through species of intermediate geometry featuring stretched Ga-H and compressed M-H/M-Ga bonds, to a fully activated metal dihydride featuring a neutral (carbene-type) N-heterocyclic GaI ligand.

  19. Mechanistic Insights of a Selective C-H Alkylation of Alkenes by a Ru-based Catalyst and Alcohols

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    Poater, Albert


    Density functional theory calculations have been used to investigate the reaction mechanism for [(C6H6)(PCy3)(CO) RuH](+) (1; Cy, cyclohexyl) mediated alkylation of indene substrate using ethanol as solvent. According to Yi et al. [ Science 2011, 333, 1613] the plausible reaction mechanism involves a cationic Rualkenyl species, which is initially formed from 1 with two equivalents of the olefin substrate via the vinylic C-H activation and an alkane elimination step. Once the active catalytic species is achieved the oxidative addition step is faced. The latter step together with the next C-C bond formation might display the upper barrier of the catalytic cycle. Having these experimental insights at hand, we investigated in detail the whole reaction pathway using several computational DFT approaches including alternative pathways, higher in energy.

  20. Quantum delocalization of protons in the hydrogen bond network of an enzyme active site

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    Wang, Lu; Boxer, Steven G; Markland, Thomas E


    Enzymes utilize protein architectures to create highly specialized structural motifs that can greatly enhance the rates of complex chemical transformations. Here we use experiments, combined with ab initio simulations that exactly include nuclear quantum effects, to show that a triad of strongly hydrogen bonded tyrosine residues within the active site of the enzyme ketosteroid isomerase (KSI) facilitates quantum proton delocalization. This delocalization dramatically stabilizes the deprotonation of an active site tyrosine residue, resulting in a very large isotope effect on its acidity. When an intermediate analog is docked, it is incorporated into the hydrogen bond network, giving rise to extended quantum proton delocalization in the active site. These results shed light on the role of nuclear quantum effects in the hydrogen bond network that stabilizes the reactive intermediate of KSI, and the behavior of protons in biological systems containing strong hydrogen bonds.

  1. Carbon dioxide utilization via carbonate-promoted C-H carboxylation (United States)

    Banerjee, Aanindeeta; Dick, Graham R.; Yoshino, Tatsuhiko; Kanan, Matthew W.


    Using carbon dioxide (CO2) as a feedstock for commodity synthesis is an attractive means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and a possible stepping-stone towards renewable synthetic fuels. A major impediment to synthesizing compounds from CO2 is the difficulty of forming carbon-carbon (C-C) bonds efficiently: although CO2 reacts readily with carbon-centred nucleophiles, generating these intermediates requires high-energy reagents (such as highly reducing metals or strong organic bases), carbon-heteroatom bonds or relatively acidic carbon-hydrogen (C-H) bonds. These requirements negate the environmental benefit of using CO2 as a substrate and limit the chemistry to low-volume targets. Here we show that intermediate-temperature (200 to 350 degrees Celsius) molten salts containing caesium or potassium cations enable carbonate ions (CO32-) to deprotonate very weakly acidic C-H bonds (pKa > 40), generating carbon-centred nucleophiles that react with CO2 to form carboxylates. To illustrate a potential application, we use C-H carboxylation followed by protonation to convert 2-furoic acid into furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid (FDCA)—a highly desirable bio-based feedstock with numerous applications, including the synthesis of polyethylene furandicarboxylate (PEF), which is a potential large-scale substitute for petroleum-derived polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Since 2-furoic acid can readily be made from lignocellulose, CO32--promoted C-H carboxylation thus reveals a way to transform inedible biomass and CO2 into a valuable feedstock chemical. Our results provide a new strategy for using CO2 in the synthesis of multi-carbon compounds.

  2. Breastfeeding and Active Bonding Protects against Children’s Internalizing Behavior Problems

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    Jianghong Liu


    Full Text Available Breastfeeding is associated with numerous health benefits to offspring and mothers and may improve maternal-infant bonding. Ample evidence suggests breastfeeding can improve child neurodevelopment, but more research is needed to establish whether breastfeeding is linked to the development of child psychopathology. This paper aims to explore the effects of both breastfeeding and mother-child interactions on child behavioral outcomes at a later age. Children from the China Jintan Child Cohort Study (N = 1267, at age six years old were assessed, along with their parents. Children who were breastfed exclusively for a period of time in the presence of active bonding were compared to those who were breastfed in the absence of active bonding as well as to children who were not exclusively breastfed, with or without active bonding. Results from ANOVA and GLM, using SPSS20, indicate that children who were breastfed and whose mothers actively engaged with them displayed the lowest risk of internalizing problems (mean = 10.01, SD = 7.21, while those who were neither exclusively breastfed nor exposed to active bonding had the least protection against later internalizing problems (mean = 12.79, SD = 8.14. The effect of breastfeeding on internalizing pathology likely represents a biosocial and holistic effect of physiological, and nutritive, and maternal-infant bonding benefits.

  3. 26 CFR 1.103(n)-4T - Elective carryforward of unused private activity bond limit (temporary). (United States)


    ... unused private activity bond limit in order to provide a sports facility described in section 103(b)(4)(B... order to issue qualified scholarship funding bonds. An issuing authority may not, however, elect to...

  4. A catalytic, Brønsted base strategy for intermolecular allylic C-H amination. (United States)

    Reed, Sean A; Mazzotti, Anthony R; White, M Christina


    A Brønsted base activation mode for oxidative, Pd(II)/sulfoxide-catalyzed, intermolecular C-H allylic amination is reported. N,N-diisopropylethylamine was found to promote amination of unactivated terminal olefins, forming the corresponding linear allylic amine products with high levels of stereo-, regio-, and chemoselectivity. The predictable and high selectivity of this C-H oxidation method enables late-stage incorporation of nitrogen into advanced synthetic intermediates and natural products.

  5. Iron Coordination and Halogen-Bonding Assisted Iodosylbenzene Activation

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    Wegeberg, Christina; Poulsen de Sousa, David; McKenzie, Christine

    The iron complex of the hexadentate ligand N,N,N'-tris(2-pyridylmethyl)ethylendiamine-N'-acetate (tpena) efficiently catalyzes selective oxidations of electron-rich olefins and sulfides by insoluble iodosylbenzene (PhIO). Surprisingly, these reactions are faster and more selective than homogenous...... catalytic mixtures using soluble terminal oxygen transfer agents. Isolation of a reactive iron-terminal oxidant adduct, an unique Fe(III)-OIPh complex, is facilitated by strong stabilizing supramolecular halogen-bonding. L3-edge XANES suggests +1.6 for the average oxidation state for the iodine atom3...... in the iron(III)-coordinated PhIO. This represents a reduction of iodine relative to the original “hypervalent” (+3) PhIO. The equivalent of electron density must be removed from the {(tpena)Fe(III)O} moiety, however Mössbauer spectroscopy shows that the iron atom is not high valent....

  6. Antibacterial Activity of Commercial Dentine Bonding Systems against E. faecalis–Flow Cytometry Study

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    Monika Lukomska-Szymanska


    Full Text Available Literature presents inconsistent results on the antibacterial activity of dentine bonding systems (DBS. Antibacterial activity of adhesive systems depends on several factors, including composition and acidity. Flow cytometry is a novel detection method to measure multiple characteristics of a single cell: total cell number, structural (size, shape, and functional parameters (viability, cell cycle. The LIVE/DEAD® BacLightTM bacterial viability assay was used to evaluate an antibacterial activity of DBS by assessing physical membrane disruption of bacteria mediated by DBS. Ten commercial DBSs: four total-etching (TE, four self-etching (SE and two selective enamel etching (SEE were tested. Both total-etching DBS ExciTE F and OptiBond Solo Plus showed comparatively low antibacterial activity against E. faecalis. The lowest activity of all tested TE systems showed Te-Econom Bond. Among SE DBS, G-ænial Bond (92.24% dead cells followed by Clearfil S3 Bond Plus (88.02% and Panavia F 2.0 ED Primer II (86.67% showed the highest antibacterial activity against E. faecalis, which was comparable to isopropranol (positive control. In the present study, self-etching DBS exhibited higher antimicrobial activity than tested total-etching adhesives against E. faecalis.

  7. Antibacterial Activity of Commercial Dentine Bonding Systems against E. faecalis-Flow Cytometry Study. (United States)

    Lukomska-Szymanska, Monika; Konieczka, Magdalena; Zarzycka, Beata; Lapinska, Barbara; Grzegorczyk, Janina; Sokolowski, Jerzy


    Literature presents inconsistent results on the antibacterial activity of dentine bonding systems (DBS). Antibacterial activity of adhesive systems depends on several factors, including composition and acidity. Flow cytometry is a novel detection method to measure multiple characteristics of a single cell: total cell number, structural (size, shape), and functional parameters (viability, cell cycle). The LIVE/DEAD® BacLightTM bacterial viability assay was used to evaluate an antibacterial activity of DBS by assessing physical membrane disruption of bacteria mediated by DBS. Ten commercial DBSs: four total-etching (TE), four self-etching (SE) and two selective enamel etching (SEE) were tested. Both total-etching DBS ExciTE F and OptiBond Solo Plus showed comparatively low antibacterial activity against E. faecalis. The lowest activity of all tested TE systems showed Te-Econom Bond. Among SE DBS, G-ænial Bond (92.24% dead cells) followed by Clearfil S3 Bond Plus (88.02%) and Panavia F 2.0 ED Primer II (86.67%) showed the highest antibacterial activity against E. faecalis, which was comparable to isopropranol (positive control). In the present study, self-etching DBS exhibited higher antimicrobial activity than tested total-etching adhesives against E. faecalis.

  8. Combined surface activated bonding using H-containing HCOOH vapor treatment for Cu/Adhesive hybrid bonding at below 200 °C (United States)

    He, Ran; Fujino, Masahisa; Akaike, Masatake; Sakai, Taiji; Sakuyama, Seiki; Suga, Tadatomo


    Cu/adhesive hybrid bonding is an attractive approach to three-dimensional (3D) integration because it provides direct Cusbnd Cu vertical interconnects and high mechanical stability. However, Cu/adhesive hybrid bonding at below 200 °C is still challenging because of bonding temperature mismatch between Cusbnd Cu and polymer adhesives and lacking of effective adhesive-compatible Cu surface activation methods. In this paper, we investigate and demonstrate a ;Cu-first; hybrid bonding technique by using hydrogen(H)-containing formic acid (HCOOH) vapor prebonding surface treatment for the first time. In this technique, high-quality Cusbnd Cu bonding is obtained at 180-200 °C that is close to or even lower than the temperature of subsequent adhesive curing. We experimentally investigate the effects of the H-containing HCOOH vapor treatment for Cusbnd Cu bonding and cyclo-olefin polymer adhesive-adhesive bonding. This technique enables Cu/adhesive hybrid bonding at below 200 °C, promising smaller thermal stress, higher throughput, and lower cost comparing to the existing ;adhesive-first; hybrid bonding method.

  9. Nanocomposite W-C : H diamond-like carbon coatings

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    Strondl, Carl Gunnar Christian


    It has been demonstrated that the rotation speed of the substrate table and the gas flow rate of acetylene gas are important process parameters for determining the nano/micro-structure of W-C:H coatings. Either a homogeneous or a pronounced multilayer or a nanocomposite structure of the W-C:H

  10. The role of disulfide bonds in structure and activity of chlorotoxin. (United States)

    Ojeda, Paola G; Chan, Lai Y; Poth, Aaron G; Wang, Conan K; Craik, David J


    Chlorotoxin is a small scorpion peptide that inhibits glioma cell migration. We investigated the importance of a major component of chlorotoxin's chemical structure - four disulfide bonds - to its tertiary structure and biological function. Five disulfide bond analogs of chlorotoxin were synthesized, with l-α-aminobutyric acid residues replacing each or all of the disulfide bonds. Chemical oxidation and circular dichroism experiments revealed that Cys III-VII and Cys V-VIII were essential for native structure formation. Cys I-IV and Cys II-VI were important for stability of enzymatic proteolysis but not for the inhibition of human umbilical vein endothelial cell migration. The disulfide bonds of chlorotoxin are important for its structure and stability and have a minor role in its activity against cell migration.

  11. C-H local modes in cyclobutene. II. Laser photoacoustic studies 10 000-17 000 cm-1. Vibrational structure and C-H local mode dynamics (United States)

    Baggott, J. E.; Law, D. W.; Lightfoot, P. D.; Mills, I. M.


    In part I of this study [Baggott, Clase, and Mills, Spectrochim. Acta Part A 42, 319 (1986)] we presented FTIR spectra of gas phase cyclobutene and modeled the v=1-3 stretching states of both olefinic and methylenic C-H bonds in terms of a local mode model. In this paper we present some improvements to our original model and make use of recently derived ``x,K relations'' to find the equivalent normal mode descriptions. The use of both the local mode and normal mode approaches to modeling the vibrational structure is described in some detail. We present evidence for Fermi resonance interactions between the methylenic C-H stretch overtones and ring C-C stretch vibrations, revealed in laser photoacoustic spectra in the v=4-6 region. An approximate model vibrational Hamiltonian is proposed to explain the observed structure and is used to calculate the dynamics of the C-H stretch local mode decay resulting from interaction with lower frequency ring modes. The implications of our experimental and theoretical studies for mode-selective photochemistry are discussed briefly.

  12. 29 CFR 2580.412-8 - The nature of the duties or activities to which the bonding requirement relates. (United States)


    ... 29 Labor 9 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false The nature of the duties or activities to which the bonding requirement relates. 2580.412-8 Section 2580.412-8 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) EMPLOYEE... INCOME SECURITY ACT OF 1974 TEMPORARY BONDING RULES Scope and Form of the Bond § 2580.412-8 The nature of...

  13. Phase shift cavity ring down and Fourier transform infrared measurements of C-H vibrational transitions, energy levels, and intensities of (CH3)3Si-C≡C-H (United States)

    Barroso, Jenny Z.; Perez-Delgado, Yasnahir; Manzanares, Carlos E.


    Phase shift cavity ring down and Fourier transform IR techniques have been used to observe the C-H stretch fundamental and overtone absorptions of the acetylenic (Δυ = 1-5) and methyl (Δυ = 1-6) C-H bonds of trimethyl-silyl-acetylene [(CH3)3CSi≡CH] at 295 K. Harmonic frequencies ω(ν1), ωa, and ωs and anharmonicities x(ν1), ωaxa, ωsxs were calculated for the acetylenic, methyl out-of-plane, and methyl in-plane C-H bonds, respectively. The harmonically coupled anharmonic oscillator (HCAO) model was used to determine the overtone energy levels and assign the absorption bands to vibrational transitions of methyl C-H bonds. A hot band, assigned as υν1 + ν24 - ν24 is observed for transitions with Δυ = 1-5 in a region near the acetylenic stretch. The intensity of the hot band is reduced considerably at 240 K. The strength of a Fermi resonance between C-Ha transition (υνa) and the combination band ((υ-1)νa + 2νbend) with (υ = 3-6) was calculated using the experimental perturbed energies and relative intensities. The main bands are separated by computer deconvolution and are integrated at each level to get the experimental band strengths. For methyl absorptions, the dipole moment function is expanded as a function of two C-H stretching coordinates and the intensities are calculated in terms of the HCAO model where only the C-H modes are considered. Acetylenic intensities are derived with a one dimensional dipole moment function. The expansion coefficients are obtained from molecular orbital calculations. The intensities are calculated without using adjustable parameters and they are of the same order of magnitude of the experimental intensities for all C-H transitions.

  14. Mechanistic elucidation of C-H oxidation by electron rich non-heme iron(IV)-oxo at room temperature. (United States)

    Rana, Sujoy; Dey, Aniruddha; Maiti, Debabrata


    Non-heme iron(IV)-oxo species form iron(III) intermediates during hydrogen atom abstraction (HAA) from the C-H bond. While synthesizing a room temperature stable, electron rich, non-heme iron(IV)-oxo compound, we obtained iron(III)-hydroxide, iron(III)-alkoxide and hydroxylated-substrate-bound iron(II) as the detectable intermediates. The present study revealed that a radical rebound pathway was operative for benzylic C-H oxidation of ethylbenzene and cumene. A dissociative pathway for cyclohexane oxidation was established based on UV-vis and radical trap experiments. Interestingly, experimental evidence including O-18 labeling and mechanistic study suggested an electron transfer mechanism to be operative during C-H oxidation of alcohols (e.g. benzyl alcohol and cyclobutanol). The present report, therefore, unveils non-heme iron(IV)-oxo promoted substrate-dependent C-H oxidation pathways which are of synthetic as well as biological significance.

  15. Passive characterization and active testing of epoxy bonded regenerators for room temperature magnetic refrigeration

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    Lei, Tian; Navickaité, Kristina; Engelbrecht, Kurt


    -layer AMR based on spherical particles is tested actively in a small reciprocating magnetic refrigerator, achieving a no-load temperature span of 16.8 °C using about 143 g of epoxy-bonded La(Fe,Mn,Si)13Hy materials. Simulations based on a one-dimensional (1D) AMR model are also implemented to validate......Epoxy bonded regenerators of both spherical and irregular La(Fe,Mn,Si)13Hy particles have been developed aiming at increasing the mechanical strength of active magnetic regenerators (AMR) loaded with brittle magnetocaloric materials and improving the flexibility of shaping the regenerator geometry...

  16. Osmium-mediated direct C–H bond activation at the 8-position of quinolines


    Esteruelas, Miguel A.; Larramona, Carmen; Oñate, Enrique


    Metal-mediated direct C–H bond activation at the 8-position of quinolines, which is the essential step for the functionalization of this bond, is promoted by the hexahydride OsH6(PiPr3)2. This complex activates quinoline and 2-, 3-, 6-, and 7-methylquinoline to afford the classical trihydride derivatives OsH3{κ2-C8,N-(quinolinyl)}(PiPr3)2 and OsH3{κ2-C8,N-(quinolinyl-n-Me)}(PiPr3)2 (n = 2, 3, 6, 7), containing a four-membered heterometalla ring.

  17. Dirhodium-catalyzed C-H arene amination using hydroxylamines

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    Paudyal, Mahesh P; Adebesin, Adeniyi Michael; Burt, Scott R; Ess, Daniel H; Ma, Zhiwei; Kürti, László; Falck, John R


    .... Here, we present a mild dirhodium-catalyzed C-H amination for conversion of structurally diverse monocyclic and fused aromatics to the corresponding primary and N-alkyl arylamines using NH2/NH(alkyl)-O-(sulfonyl...

  18. Activation of the C-H Bond by Electrophilic Attack: Theoretical Study of the Reaction Mechanism of the Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols to Aldehydes by the Cu(bipy)(2+)/2,2,6,6-Tetramethylpiperidinyl-1-oxy Cocatalyst System

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    Michel, C.; Belanzoni, P.; Gamez, P.; Reedijk, J.; Baerends, E.J.


    We have investigated the reaction mechanism of the selective aerobic oxidation of primary alcohols into aldehydes using a bipy-copper complex and the 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidinyl-1-oxy (TEMPO) radical as cocatalysts (Gamez et al. Chem. Commun. 2003, 2412-2415) and compared it to the well-known

  19. Dichotomous Hydrogen Atom Transfer vs. Proton Coupled Electron Transfer During Activation of X-H Bonds (X = C, N, O) by Nonheme Iron-Oxo Complexes of Variable Basicity (United States)

    Usharani, Dandamudi; Lacy, David C.; Borovik, A. S.; Shaik, Sason


    We describe herein the hydrogen-atom transfer (HAT)/ proton-coupled electron-transfer (PCET) reactivity for FeIV-oxo and FeIII-oxo complexes (1–4) that activate C-H, N-H, and O-H bonds in 9,10 dihydroanthracene (S1), dimethylformamide (S2), 1,2 diphenylhydrazine (S3), p-methoxyphenol (S4), and 1,4-cyclohexadiene (S5). In 1–3, the iron is pentacoordinated by tris[N'-tert-butylureaylato)-N-ethylene]aminato ([H3buea]3−) or its derivatives. These complexes are basic, in the order 3 >> 1 > 2. Oxidant 4, [FeIVN4Py(O)]2+ (N4Py: N,N-bis(2-pyridylmethyl)-bis(2-pyridyl) methylamine), is the least basic oxidant. The DFT results match experimental trends and exhibit a mechanistic spectrum ranging from concerted HAT and PCET reactions to concerted-asynchronous proton transfer (PT) / electron transfer (ET) mechanisms, all the way to PT. The singly occupied orbital along the O---H---X (X= C, N, O) moiety in the TS shows clearly that in the PCET cases, the electron is transferred separately from the proton. The Bell-Evans-Polanyi principle does not account for the observed reactivity pattern, as evidenced by the scatter in the plot of calculated barrier vs. reactions driving forces. However, a plot of the deformation energy in the TS vs. the respective barrier provides a clear signature of the HAT/PCET dichotomy. Thus, in all C-H bond activations, the barrier derives from the deformation energy required to create the TS, whereas in N-H/O-H bond activations, the deformation energy is much larger than the corresponding barrier, indicating the presence of stabilizing interaction between the TS fragments. A valence bond model is used to link the observed results with the basicity/acidity of the reactants. PMID:24124906

  20. Hydrogen- Bond- Assisted Activation of Allylic Alcohols for Palladium- Catalyzed Coupling Reactions

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    Gumrukcu, Y.; de Bruin, B.; Reek, J.


    We report direct activation of allylic alcohols using a hydrogen-bond-assisted palladium catalyst and use this for alkylation and amination reactions. The novel catalyst comprises a palladium complex based on a functionalized monodentate phosphoramidite ligand in combination with urea additives and


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    Several C-H activation reactions with (Cp*2YH)2 (1) are reported. Thermolysis of 1 in n-octane, cyclohexane, or benzene leads to formation of the thermodynamically favored product Cp*2Y(mu-H)(mu-eta1,eta'-CH2C5Me4)YCp*(2). The molecular structure of 2 was determined by X-ray diffraction. The

  2. Spontaneous reduction and C-H borylation of arenes mediated by uranium(III) disproportionation (United States)

    Arnold, Polly L.; Mansell, Stephen M.; Maron, Laurent; McKay, David


    Transition-metal-arene complexes such as bis(benzene)chromium Cr(η6-C6H6)2 are historically important to d-orbital bonding theory and have modern importance in organic synthesis, catalysis and organic spintronics. In investigations of f-block chemistry, however, arenes are invariably used as solvents rather than ligands. Here, we show that simple uranium complexes UX3 (X = aryloxide, amide) spontaneously disproportionate, transferring an electron and X-ligand, allowing the resulting UX2 to bind and reduce arenes, forming inverse sandwich molecules [X2U(µ-η6:η6-arene)UX2] and a UX4 by-product. Calculations and kinetic studies suggest a ‘cooperative small-molecule activation’ mechanism involving spontaneous arene reduction as an X-ligand is transferred. These mild reaction conditions allow functionalized arenes such as arylsilanes to be incorporated. The bulky UX3 are also inert to reagents such as boranes that would react with the traditional harsh reaction conditions, allowing the development of a new in situ arene C-H bond functionalization methodology converting C-H to C-B bonds.

  3. Synergy of corrosion activity and defects in weld bonds

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    Michal Černý


    Full Text Available Presented work evaluates synergism of atmosphere corrosive action and material defects. These defects appear not only during particular technological process of connecting of structural material but also during cooling and up to hundreds hours afterwards. The multiplication of degradation impact of defects in joint welds and heat-affected zone caused by activity of atmosphere acidic medium is simulated in condensation chambers. The verification is realized by use of mechanical uniaxial tension loading and following fractographic and metalgraphic analysis.The metal plasticity is sufficient factor to eliminate thermal stress in tough metal (11 373. This is reflected in more homogenous weld root area (with no cracks. The corrosion influence of environment is in case of such specimens limited to very slight decrease of weld maximum load. The ultimate strength value decreases approximately for 20MPa only in contrast to dramatic strength decrease in case of 11 503 material. Before metalographic examination was observed surprisingly great value of load capacity of spot welds. These welds were not ruptured nor in a single case even during maximum length of corrosion exploitation. The consequent material analysis discovered high qualitative material and strength properties of this kind of joint.

  4. Proton-directed redox control of O-O bond activation by heme hydroperoxidase models. (United States)

    Soper, Jake D; Kryatov, Sergey V; Rybak-Akimova, Elena V; Nocera, Daniel G


    Hangman metalloporphyrin complexes poise an acid-base group over a redox-active metal center and in doing so allow the "pull" effect of the secondary coordination environment of the heme cofactor of hydroperoxidase enzymes to be modeled. Stopped-flow investigations have been performed to decipher the influence of a proton-donor group on O-O bond activation. Low-temperature reactions of tetramesitylporphyrin (TMP) and Hangman iron complexes containing acid (HPX-CO2H) and methyl ester (HPX-CO2Me) functional groups with peroxyacids generate high-valent Fe=O active sites. Reactions of peroxyacids with (TMP)FeIII(OH) and methyl ester Hangman (HPX-CO2Me)FeIII(OH) give both O-O heterolysis and homolysis products, Compound I (Cpd I) and Compound II (Cpd II), respectively. However, only the former is observed when the hanging group is the acid, (HPX-CO2H)FeIII(OH), because odd-electron homolytic O-O bond cleavage is inhibited. This proton-controlled, 2e- (heterolysis) vs 1e- (homolysis) redox specificity sheds light on the exceptional catalytic performance of the Hangman metalloporphyrin complexes and provides tangible benchmarks for using proton-coupled multielectron reactions to catalyze O-O bond-breaking and bond-making reactions.

  5. The road to the first, fully active and more stable human insulin variant with an additional disulfide bond

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    Vinther, Tine N.; Kjeldsen, Thomas B.; Jensen, Knud Jørgen


    variants in vertebrates consist of two peptide chains and have six cysteine residues, which form three disulfide bonds, two of them link the two chains and a third is an intra-chain bond in the A-chain. This classical insulin fold appears to have been conserved over half a billion years of evolution. We...... addressed the question whether a human insulin variant with four disulfide bonds could exist and be fully functional. In this review, we give an overview of the road to engineering four-disulfide bonded insulin analogs. During our journey, we discovered several active four disulfide bonded insulin analogs......Insulin, a small peptide hormone, is crucial in maintaining blood glucose homeostasis. The stability and activity of the protein is directed by an intricate system involving disulfide bonds to stabilize the active monomeric species and by their non-covalent oligomerization. All known insulin...

  6. New Concept of C–H and C–C Bond Activation via Surface Organometallic Chemistry

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    Samantaray, Manoja


    In this chapter we describe the recent applications of well-defined oxidesupported metal alkyls/alkylidenes/alkylidynes and hydrides of group IV, V, and VI transition metals in the field of C–H and C–C bond activation. The activation of ubiquitous C–H and C–C bonds of paraffin is a long-standing challenge because of intrinsic low reactivity. There are many concepts derived from surface organometallic chemistry (SOMC): surface organometallic fragments are always intermediates in heterogeneous catalysis. The study of their synthesis and reactivity is a way to rationalize mechanism of heterogeneous catalysis and to achieve structure activity relationship. By surface organometallic chemistry one can enter any catalytic center by a reaction intermediate leading in fine to single site catalysts. With surface organometallic chemistry one can coordinate to the metal which can play a role in different elementary steps leading for example to C–H activation and Olefin metathesis. Because of the development of SOMC there is a lot of space for the improvement of homogeneous catalysis. After the 1997 discovery of alkane metathesis using silica-supported tantalum hydride by Basset et al. at low temperature (150ºC) the focus in this area was shifted to the discovery of more and more challenging surface complexes active in the application of C–H and C–C bond activation. Here we describe the evolution of well-defined metathesis catalyst with time as well as the effect of support on catalysis. We also describe here which metal–ligand combinations are responsible for a variety of C–H and C–C bond activation.

  7. Quantitative dissection of hydrogen bond-mediated proton transfer in the ketosteroid isomerase active site (United States)

    Sigala, Paul A.; Fafarman, Aaron T.; Schwans, Jason P.; Fried, Stephen D.; Fenn, Timothy D.; Caaveiro, Jose M. M.; Pybus, Brandon; Ringe, Dagmar; Petsko, Gregory A.; Boxer, Steven G.; Herschlag, Daniel


    Hydrogen bond networks are key elements of protein structure and function but have been challenging to study within the complex protein environment. We have carried out in-depth interrogations of the proton transfer equilibrium within a hydrogen bond network formed to bound phenols in the active site of ketosteroid isomerase. We systematically varied the proton affinity of the phenol using differing electron-withdrawing substituents and incorporated site-specific NMR and IR probes to quantitatively map the proton and charge rearrangements within the network that accompany incremental increases in phenol proton affinity. The observed ionization changes were accurately described by a simple equilibrium proton transfer model that strongly suggests the intrinsic proton affinity of one of the Tyr residues in the network, Tyr16, does not remain constant but rather systematically increases due to weakening of the phenol–Tyr16 anion hydrogen bond with increasing phenol proton affinity. Using vibrational Stark spectroscopy, we quantified the electrostatic field changes within the surrounding active site that accompany these rearrangements within the network. We were able to model these changes accurately using continuum electrostatic calculations, suggesting a high degree of conformational restriction within the protein matrix. Our study affords direct insight into the physical and energetic properties of a hydrogen bond network within a protein interior and provides an example of a highly controlled system with minimal conformational rearrangements in which the observed physical changes can be accurately modeled by theoretical calculations. PMID:23798390

  8. Disulfide bond formation and ToxR activity in Vibrio cholerae.

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    Vera H I Fengler

    Full Text Available Virulence factor production in Vibrio cholerae is complex, with ToxRS being an important part of the regulatory cascade. Additionally, ToxR is the transcriptional regulator for the genes encoding the major outer membrane porins OmpU and OmpT. ToxR is a transmembrane protein and contains two cysteine residues in the periplasmic domain. This study addresses the influence of the thiol-disulfide oxidoreductase system DsbAB, ToxR cysteine residues and ToxR/ToxS interaction on ToxR activity. The results show that porin production correlates with ToxR intrachain disulfide bond formation, which depends on DsbAB. In contrast, formation of ToxR intrachain or interchain disulfide bonds is dispensable for virulence factor production and in vivo colonization. This study further reveals that in the absence of ToxS, ToxR interchain disulfide bond formation is facilitated, whereat cysteinyl dependent homo- and oligomerization of ToxR is suppressed if ToxS is coexpressed. In summary, new insights into gene regulation by ToxR are presented, demonstrating a mechanism by which ToxR activity is linked to a DsbAB dependent intrachain disulfide bond formation.

  9. meta-C-H Bromination on Purine Bases by Heterogeneous Ruthenium Catalysis. (United States)

    Warratz, Svenja; Burns, David J; Zhu, Cuiju; Korvorapun, Korkit; Rogge, Torben; Scholz, Julius; Jooss, Christian; Gelman, Dmitri; Ackermann, Lutz


    Methods for positionally selective remote C-H functionalizations are in high demand. Herein, we disclose the first heterogeneous ruthenium catalyst for meta-selective C-H functionalizations, which enabled remote halogenations with excellent site selectivity and ample scope. The versatile heterogeneous Ru@SiO 2 catalyst was broadly applicable and could be easily recovered and reused, which set the stage for the direct fluorescent labeling of purines. In contrast to palladium, rhodium, iridium, or cobalt complexes, solely the ruthenium catalysis manifold provided access to meta-halogenated purine derivatives, illustrating the unique power of ruthenium C-H activation catalysis. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  10. New phenolic acids from Salvia yunnanensis C.H.Wright. (United States)

    Yu, Yun; Wang, Yin-Ru; Dong, Zhen-Huan; Li, Wei; Li, Shu-Ming; Huang, Xue-Feng


    Two new phenolic acids, ethyl pro-lithospermate (1), n-butyl pro-lithospermate (2) were isolated from Salvia yunnanensis C.H.Wright, along with nineteen known compounds (3-21). The structures of the isolated compounds were elucidated on the basis of extensive spectrometry and by comparing their physical and spectroscopic data to the literature. Among them, compounds 11, 12 and 14-16 were firstly isolated from S. yunnanensis C.H.Wright. Some of the isolated compounds were evaluated for their neuroprotection. Compounds 10-12 showed significant neuroprotective effects in PC12 cells and compounds 1, 4-7 displayed moderate neuroprotective effects.

  11. Structure and phase composition of thin a-C:H films modified by Ag and Ti (United States)

    Prikhodko, O. Yu.; Mikhailova, S. L.; Mukhametkarimov, Ye. S.; Dauthan, K.; Maksimova, S. Ya.


    The structure and phase composition of thin a-C:H and a-C:H〈 M〉 films ( M = Ag, Ti, or Ag + Ti) have been studied by Raman and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The a-C:H〈 M〉 films were prepared by ion-plasma magnetron sputtering of a combined target of graphite and metal in an Ar-CH4 gas mixture. The Raman spectra of these films indicate that their structure is amorphous. The a-C:H〈Ag + Ti〉 films have a more graphitized structure in comparison with pure a-C:H films and films containing only one metal. It is established that carbon in the a-C:H〈Ag + Ti〉 films is in the sp 2, sp 3, and C=O states, which are characteristic of the a-C:H, a-C:H〈Ag〉, and a-C:H〈Ti〉 films. In addition, there are also ether (-C-O-C-) or epoxy (‒C‒O-) carbon groups in the a-C:H〈Ag + Ti〉 films. It has been revealed that silver atoms in the a-C:H〈Ag〉 and a-C:H〈Ag + Ti〉 films form no chemical bonds with carbon, oxygen, and titanium. Titanium in the a-C:H〈Ti〉 and a-C:H〈Ag + Ti〉 films exists in the form of titanium IV oxide (TiO2).

  12. Atomic and electronic structures of a-SiC:H from tight-binding molecular dynamics

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    Ivashchenko, V I; Shevchenko, V I; Ivashchenko, L A; Rusakov, G V


    The atomic and electronic properties of amorphous unhydrogenated (a-SiC) and hydrogenated (a-SiC:H) silicon carbides are studied using an sp sup 3 s sup * tight-binding force model with molecular dynamics simulations. The parameters of a repulsive pairwise potential are determined from ab initio pseudopotential calculations. Both carbides are generated from dilute vapours condensed from high temperature, with post-annealing at low temperature for a-SiC:H. A plausible model for the inter-atomic correlations and electronic states in a-SiC:H is suggested. According to this model, the formation of the amorphous network is weakly sensitive to the presence of hydrogen. Hydrogen passivates effectively only the weak bonds of threefold-coordinated atoms. Chemical ordering is very much affected by the cooling rate and the structure of the high-temperature vapour. The as-computed characteristics are in rather good agreement with the results for a-SiC and a-Si:H from ab initio calculations.

  13. Site-selective and stereoselective functionalization of non-activated tertiary C–H bonds (United States)

    Liao, Kuangbiao; Pickel, Thomas C.; Boyarskikh, Vyacheslav; Bacsa, John; Musaev, Djamaladdin G.; Davies, Huw M. L.


    The synthesis of complex organic compounds usually relies on controlling the reactions of the functional groups. In recent years, it has become possible to carry out reactions directly on the C–H bonds, previously considered to be unreactive. One of the major challenges is to control the site-selectivity because most organic compounds have many similar C–H bonds. The most well developed procedures so far rely on the use of substrate control, in which the substrate has one inherently more reactive C–H bond or contains a directing group or the reaction is conducted intramolecularly so that a specific C–H bond is favoured. A more versatile but more challenging approach is to use catalysts to control which site in the substrate is functionalized. p450 enzymes exhibit C–H oxidation site-selectivity, in which the enzyme scaffold causes a specific C–H bond to be functionalized by placing it close to the iron–oxo haem complex. Several studies have aimed to emulate this enzymatic site-selectivity with designed transition-metal catalysts but it is difficult to achieve exceptionally high levels of site-selectivity. Recently, we reported a dirhodium catalyst for the site-selective functionalization of the most accessible non-activated (that is, not next to a functional group) secondary C–H bonds by means of rhodium-carbene-induced C–H insertion. Here we describe another dirhodium catalyst that has a very different reactivity profile. Instead of the secondary C–H bond, the new catalyst is capable of precise site-selectivity at the most accessible tertiary C–H bonds. Using this catalyst, we modify several natural products, including steroids and a vitamin E derivative, indicating the applicability of this method of synthesis to the late-stage functionalization of complex molecules. These studies show it is possible to achieve site-selectivity at different positions within a substrate simply by selecting the appropriate catalyst. We hope that this work will

  14. Dentin Bond Strength of Two One-Bottle Adhesives after Delayed Activation of Light-Cured Resin Composites

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    F. Shafiei


    Full Text Available Objective: Adverse surface interactions between one-bottle adhesives and chemical-cured composites may occur with delayed light activation of light-cured composites. The purpose of this study was to assess the Effects of delayed activation of light-cured compositeson shear bond strength of two one-bottle adhesives with different acidity to bovine dentin.Materials and Methods: Flat dentin surface was prepared on sixty-six bovine incisors using 600 grit carbide papers. Prime&Bond NT, and One-Step adhesives and resin composite were applied in six groups: 1 immediate curing of the composite, 2 the composite was left 2.5 minutes over the cured adhesive before light activation, 3 prior to delayed activation of the composite, the cured adhesive was covered with a layer of nonacidic hydrophobic porcelain bonding resin (Choice 2 and cured immediately. After thermocycling,shear bond strength (SBS test was performed using a universal testing machine at 1 mm/min crosshead speed. Data were analyzed with Friedmans two-way Non-parametric ANOVA.Results: The SBS of delayed activation of Prime&Bond was significantly lower than immediate activated (P<0.05. Decrease in the SBS of One-Step was not statistically significant after delayed activation. The SBS of delayed activation of Prime&Bond and One-Step with an additional resin layer was significantly higher than delayed activation (P<0.001.Conclusion: The bond strength of Prime&Bond might be compromised by the higher acidity of this adhesive during the 2.5 minutes delayed activation of light-cured composite.Addition of a layer of hydrophobic resin compensated the effect of delayed activation andimproved the bond strength.

  15. Toward Efficient Palladium-Catalyzed Allylic C-H Alkylation

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    Jensen, Thomas; Fristrup, Peter


    Recent breakthroughs have proved that direct palladium (II)-catalyzed allylic C-H alkylation can be achieved. This new procedure shows that the inherent requirement for a leaving group in the Tsuji-Trost palladium-catalyzed allylic alkylation can be lifted. These initial reports hold great promise...

  16. Properties of a-C:H:Si thin films deposited by middle-frequency magnetron sputtering

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    Jiang, Jinlong, E-mail: [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Processing and Recycling of Nonferrous Metals, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050 (China); School of Science, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050 (China); Wang, Yubao; Du, Jinfang; Yang, Hua [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Processing and Recycling of Nonferrous Metals, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050 (China); Hao, Junying, E-mail: [State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China)


    Highlights: • The a-C:H:Si films were deposited by magnetron sputtering Si target in argon and methane gas mixture atmosphere. • The growth of a-C:H:Si films is classified into three modes with increasing of methane flow rate. • The a-C:H:Si films at moderate methane flow rate exhibit low stress, high hardness and superior tribological properties. - Abstract: The silicon doped hydrogenated amorphous carbon (a-C:H:Si) films were prepared on silicon substrates by middle-frequency magnetron sputtering silicon target in an argon and methane gas mixture atmosphere. The deposition rate, chemical composition, structure, surface properties, stress, hardness and tribological properties in the ambient air of the films were systemically investigated using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscope (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), nanoindentation and tribological tester. The results show that doped silicon content in the films is controlled in the wide range from 39.7 at.% to 0.2 at.% by various methane gas flow rate, and methane flow rate affects not only the silicon content but also its chemical bonding structure in the films due to the transformation of sputtering modes. Meanwhile, the sp{sup 3} carbon component in the films linearly increases with increasing of methane flow rate. The film deposited at moderate methane flow rate of 40–60 sccm exhibits the very smooth surface (RMS roughness 0.4 nm), low stress (0.42 GPa), high hardness (21.1 GPa), as well as low friction coefficient (0.038) and wear rate (1.6 × 10{sup −7} mm{sup 3}/Nm). The superior tribological performance of the films could be attributed to the formation and integral covering of the transfer materials on the sliding surface and their high hardness.

  17. Properties of a-C:H:O plasma polymer films deposited from acetone vapors

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    Drabik, M., E-mail: [Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Lerchenfeldstrasse 5, 9014 St. Gallen (Switzerland); Celma, C. [Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Lerchenfeldstrasse 5, 9014 St. Gallen (Switzerland); Kousal, J.; Biederman, H. [Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Macromolecular Physics, V Holešovičkách 2, 180 00 Prague 8 (Czech Republic); Hegemann, D. [Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Lerchenfeldstrasse 5, 9014 St. Gallen (Switzerland)


    To gain insight into the deposition and stability of oxygen-containing plasma polymer films, the properties of amorphous oxygenated hydrocarbon (a-C:H:O) plasma polymer coatings deposited from acetone vapors under various experimental conditions are investigated. Apart from the discharge power, the influence of the reactive carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) gas on the structure of the resulting films is studied. It is found by characterization using X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy that the experimental conditions particularly influence the amount of oxygen in the deposited a-C:H:O plasma polymer films. The O/C elemental ratio increases with increasing amount of CO{sub 2} in the working gas mixture (up to 0.2 for 24 sccm of CO{sub 2} at 30 W) and decreases with increasing RF discharge power (down to 0.17 for 50 W). Furthermore, the nature of bonds between the oxygen and carbon atoms has been examined. Only low amounts of double and triple bonded carbon are observed. This has a particular influence on the aging of the plasma polymer films which is studied both in ambient air and in distilled water for up to 4 months. Overall, stable a-C:H:O plasma polymer films are deposited comprising low amounts (up to about 5%) of ester/carboxyl groups. - Highlights: • Hydrocarbon plasma polymer films with variable oxygen content can be prepared. • Stable oxygenated hydrocarbon plasma polymers contain max 5% of ester/carboxyl groups. • Acetone-derived plasma polymer films can be used as permanent hydrophilic surfaces.

  18. Z-H Bond Activation in (Di)hydrogen Bonding as a Way to Proton/Hydride Transfer and H2 Evolution. (United States)

    Belkova, Natalia V; Filippov, Oleg A; Shubina, Elena S


    The ability of neutral transition-metal hydrides to serve as a source of hydride ion H- or proton H+ is well appreciated. The hydride ligands possessing a partly negative charge are proton accepting sites, forming a dihydrogen bond, M-Hδ- ⋅⋅⋅δ+ HX (M=transition metal or metalloid). On the other hand, some metal hydrides are able to serve as a proton source and give hydrogen bond of M-Hδ+ ⋅⋅⋅X type (X=organic base). In this paper we analyse recent works on transition-metal and boron hydrides showing i) how formation of an intermolecular complex between the reactants changes the Z-H (M-H and X-H) bond polarity and ii) what is the implication of such activation in the mechanisms of hydrides reactions. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  19. A theoretical study of molecular structure, optical properties and bond activation of energetic compound FOX-7 under intense electric fields (United States)

    Tao, Zhiqiang; Wang, Xin; Wei, Yuan; Lv, Li; Wu, Deyin; Yang, Mingli


    Molecular structure, vibrational and electronic absorption spectra, chemical reactivity of energetic compound FOX-7, one of the most widely used explosives, were studied computationally in presence of an electrostatic field of 0.01-0.05 a.u. The Csbnd N bond, which usually triggers the decomposition of FOX-7, is shortened/elongated under a parallel/antiparallel field. The Csbnd N bond activation energy varies with the external electric field, decreasing remarkably with the field strength in regardless of the field direction. This is attributed to two aspects: the bond weakening by the field parallel to the Csbnd N bond and the stabilization effect on the transition-state structure by the field antiparallel to the bond. The variations in the structure and property of FOX-7 under the electric fields were further analyzed with its distributional polarizability, which is dependent on the charge transfer characteristics through the Csbnd N bond.

  20. Twisted Amides: From Obscurity to Broadly Useful Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Reactions by N-C Amide Bond Activation. (United States)

    Liu, Chengwei; Szostak, Michal


    The concept of using amide bond distortion to modulate amidic resonance has been known for more than 75 years. Two classic twisted amides (bridged lactams) ingeniously designed and synthesized by Kirby and Stoltz to feature fully perpendicular amide bonds, and as a consequence emanate amino-ketone-like reactivity, are now routinely recognized in all organic chemistry textbooks. However, only recently the use of amide bond twist (distortion) has advanced to the general organic chemistry mainstream enabling a host of highly attractive N-C amide bond cross-coupling reactions of broad synthetic relevance. In this Minireview, we discuss recent progress in this area and present a detailed overview of the prominent role of amide bond destabilization as a driving force in the development of transition-metal-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions by N-C bond activation. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  1. Unlocking the Electrocatalytic Activity of Chemically Inert Amorphous Carbon-Nitrogen for Oxygen Reduction: Discerning and Refactoring Chaotic Bonds

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    Zhang, Caihong; Zhang, Wei; Wang, Dong


    Mild annealing enables inactive nitrogen (N)-doped amorphous carbon (a-C) films abundant with chaotic bonds prepared by magnetron sputtering to become effective for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) by virtue of generating pyridinic N. The rhythmic variation of ORR activity elaborates well...... on the subtle evolution of the amorphous C−N bonds conferred by spectroscopic analysis....

  2. Computational study on C-H...π interactions of acetylene with benzene, 1,3,5-trifluorobenzene and coronene. (United States)

    Dinadayalane, Tandabany C; Paytakov, Guvanchmyrat; Leszczynski, Jerzy


    Meta-hybrid density functional theory calculations using M06-2X/6-31+G(d,p) and M06-2X/6-311+G(d,p) levels of theory have been performed to understand the strength of C-H(…)π interactions of two possible types for benzene-acetylene, 1,3,5-trifluorobenzene-acetylene and coronene-acetylene complexes. Our study reveals that the C-H(...)π interaction complex where acetylene located above to the center of benzene ring (classical T-shaped) is the lowest energy structure. This structure is twice more stable than the configuration characterized by H atom of benzene interacting with the π-cloud of acetylene. The binding energy of 2.91 kcal/mol calculated at the M06-2X/6-311+G(d,p) level for the lowest energy configuration (1A) is in very good agreement with the experimental binding energy of 2.7 ± 0.2 kcal/mol for benzene-acetylene complex. Interestingly, the C-H(...)π interaction of acetylene above to the center of the aromatic ring is not the lowest energy configuration for 1,3,5-trifluorobenzene-acetylene and coronene-acetylene complexes. The lowest energy configuration (2A) for the former complex possesses both C-H(...)π interaction and C-H(...)F hydrogen bond, while the lowest energy structure for the coronene-acetylene complex involves both π-π and C-H(...)π interactions. C-H stretching vibrational frequencies and the frequency shifts are reported and analyzed for all of the configurations. We observed red-shift of the vibrational frequency for the stretching mode of the C-H bond that interacts with the π-cloud. Acetylene in the lowest-energy structures of the complexes exhibits significant red-shift of the C-H stretching frequency and change in intensity of the corresponding vibrational frequency, compared to bare acetylene. We have examined the molecular electrostatic potential on the surfaces of benzene, 1,3,5-trifluorobenzene, coronene and acetylene to explain the binding strengths of various complexes studied here.

  3. Antibacterial activities and bonding of MMSA/TBB resin containing amphiphilic lipids. (United States)

    Kazuno, Taichi; Fukushima, Tadao; Hayakawa, Tohru; Inoue, Yusuke; Ogura, Rieko; Kaminishi, Hidenori; Miyazaki, Koji


    The purpose of this study was to investigate the antibacterial activity of MMA/TBB resin containing newly developed amphiphilic lipids. The amphiphilic lipids, C10-L-Ala/pts and C12-L-Ala/pts, synthesized from the reaction of n-alkyl alcohol and L-alanine were dissolved in MMA at concentrations of 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0 mol%. Resin mixtures of PMMA powder and each MMA liquid containing lipid and TBB were prepared for all tests. Both lipids gave antibacterial effect to MMA/ TBB resin. The addition of C12-L-Ala/pts to MMA resulted in a significantly higher antibacterial activity than the addition of C10-L-Ala/pts. In terms of bond strength, the bond strength of MMA/TBB resin to bovine dentin was significantly decreased by the addition of amphiphilic lipids. But for enamel, the bond strength of MMA/TBB resin with amphiphilic lipids was clinically acceptable for orthodontic brackets. In conclusion, amphiphilic lipids will be useful as a component of adhesive resin to give the latter an antibacterial effect.

  4. Disulfide bonds are necessary for structure and activity in Aspergillus ficuum phytase. (United States)

    Ullah, A H; Mullaney, E J


    The function of disulfide bonds in Aspergillus ficuum phytase was elucidated by unfolding studies, using guanidinium hydrochloride (Gu.HCl) as denaturant. Although the enzyme is totally inactivated by 0.8 M Gu.HCl, at pH 5.0, the active conformation is instantaneously restored by 0.6 M Gu.HCl, at pH 5.0. Conditions which would permit refolding of phytase are completely negated by 10 mM beta-mercaptoethanol and causes its catalytic demise at pH 7.5. Assay of free thiols using Ellman's reagent indicates that none of the thiols in the ten cysteines in phytase are free; five disulfide bonds were predicted for the enzyme. Sequence comparison of mold phytases and yeast acid phosphatases indicates four conserved cysteines. Thus, disulfide bonds play an important role in the folding of fungal phytase; any perturbation of the process of its formation causes an altered three-dimensional structure that is inconsistent with catalytic activity.

  5. Importance of the oxygen bond strength for catalytic activity in soot oxidation

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    Christensen, Jakob M.; Grunwaldt, Jan-Dierk; Jensen, Anker D.


    The oxygen bond strength on a catalyst, as measured by the heat of oxygen chemisorption, is observed to be a very important parameter for the activity of the catalyst in soot oxidation. With both intimate contact between soot and catalyst (tight contact) and with the solids stirred loosely together...... energies for soot oxidation follow linear Brønsted-Evans-Polanyi relationships with the heat of oxygen chemisorption. Among the tested metal or metal oxide catalysts Co3O4 and CeO2 were nearest to the optimal bond strength in tight contact oxidation, while Cr2O3 was nearest to the optimum in loose contact...... oxidation. The optimum of the volcano curve in loose contact is estimated to occur between the bond strengths of α-Fe2O3 and α-Cr2O3. Guided by an interpolation principle FeaCrbOx binary oxides were tested, and the activity of these oxides was observed to pass through an optimum for an FeCr2Ox binary oxide...

  6. Supramolecular Recognition Allows Remote, Site-Selective C-H Oxidation of Methylenic Sites in Linear Amines. (United States)

    Olivo, Giorgio; Farinelli, Giulio; Barbieri, Alessia; Lanzalunga, Osvaldo; Di Stefano, Stefano; Costas, Miquel


    Site-selective C-H functionalization of aliphatic alkyl chains is a longstanding challenge in oxidation catalysis, given the comparable relative reactivity of the different methylenes. A supramolecular, bioinspired approach is described to address this challenge. A Mn complex able to catalyze C(sp3 )-H hydroxylation with H2 O2 is equipped with 18-benzocrown-6 ether receptors that bind ammonium substrates via hydrogen bonding. Reversible pre-association of protonated primary aliphatic amines with the crown ether selectively exposes remote positions (C8 and C9) to the oxidizing unit, resulting in a site-selective oxidation. Remarkably, such control of selectivity retains its efficiency for a whole series of linear amines, overriding the intrinsic reactivity of C-H bonds, no matter the chain length. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  7. Importance of the oxygen bond strength for catalytic activity in soot oxidation

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    Christensen, Jakob M.; Grunwaldt, Jan-Dierk; Jensen, Anker D.


    (loose contact) the rate constants for a number of catalytic materials outline a volcano curve when plotted against their heats of oxygen chemisorption. However, the optima of the volcanoes correspond to different heats of chemisorption for the two contact situations. In both cases the activation...... oxidation. The optimum of the volcano curve in loose contact is estimated to occur between the bond strengths of α-Fe2O3 and α-Cr2O3. Guided by an interpolation principle FeaCrbOx binary oxides were tested, and the activity of these oxides was observed to pass through an optimum for an FeCr2Ox binary oxide...

  8. FT-IR analysis of high temperature annealing effects in a-SiC:H thin films (United States)

    Frischmuth, Tobias; Schneider, Michael; Grille, Thomas; Schmid, U.


    Hydrogenated amorphous SiC (a-SiC:H) is an attractive material for MEMS applications where high robustness or operation in harsh environments is targeted. In previous publications, it was demonstrated, that the properties of a-SiC:H thin films can be tailored over a wide range by changing the auxiliary table excitation power of a dual plasma source deposition process using an inductively coupled plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition system. In this work, the annealing behavior of dual plasma source deposited a-SiC:H thin films under argon atmosphere is investigated by using Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy for chemical analysis. All investigated layers show a decrease of hydrogen containing bonds (X-Hx) and an increase of Si-C bonds with increasing annealing temperature in the FT-IR spectrum. This behaviour is directly linked to the effusion of hydrogen from the thin films at elevated temperatures. In addition, films deposited at higher auxiliary plasma power show more X-Hx and less Si-C bonds, indicating a higher hydrogen amount in those films. All layers shrink with increasing annealing temperature due to the effusion of hydrogen with a stronger shrink at higher PT values caused by the increased hydrogen amount. This shrink also leads to a densification of the thin films.

  9. Oxyfunctionalization of the Remote C-H Bonds of Aliphatic Amines by Decatungstate Photocatalysis. (United States)

    Schultz, Danielle M; Lévesque, François; DiRocco, Daniel A; Reibarkh, Mikhail; Ji, Yining; Joyce, Leo A; Dropinski, James F; Sheng, Huaming; Sherry, Benjamin D; Davies, Ian W


    Aliphatic amines, oxygenated at remote positions within the molecule, represent an important class of synthetic building blocks to which there are currently no direct means of access. Reported herein is an efficient and scalable solution that relies upon decatungstate photocatalysis under acidic conditions using either H 2 O 2 or O 2 as the terminal oxidant. By using these reaction conditions a series of simple and unbiased aliphatic amine starting materials can be oxidized to value-added ketone products. Lastly, NMR spectroscopy using in situ LED-irradiated samples was utilized to monitor the kinetics of the reaction, thus enabling direct translation of the reaction into flow. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  10. Borylation of Olefin C-H Bond via Aryl to Vinyl Palladium 1,4-Migration. (United States)

    Hu, Tian-Jiao; Zhang, Ge; Chen, Ya-Heng; Feng, Chen-Guo; Lin, Guo-Qiang


    The aryl to vinyl palladium 1,4-migration was realized for the first time. The generated alkenyl palladium species was trapped by diboron reagents under Miyaura borylation conditions, providing a new method to synthesize β,β-disubstituted vinylboronates. The excellent regioselectivity and broad substrate scope were observed for this novel transformation.

  11. Hydrogen Bonding to Alkanes: Computational Evidence

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    Hammerum, Steen; Olesen, Solveig Gaarn


    The structural, vibrational, and energetic properties of adducts of alkanes and strong cationic proton donors were studied with composite ab initio calculations. Hydrogen bonding in [D-H+ H-alkyl] adducts contributes to a significant degree to the interactions between the two components, which...... is substantiated by NBO and AIM results. The hydrogen bonds manifest themselves in the same manner as conventional hydrogen bonds, D-H bond elongation, D-H vibrational stretching frequency red shift and intensity increase, and adduct stabilization. The alkane adducts also exhibit elongation of the C-H bonds...... involved and a concurrent red shift, which is rationalized in terms of charge-transfer interactions that cause simultaneous weakening of both the O-H and C-H bonds. Like other dihydrogen-bonded adducts, the adducts possess a bent structure and asymmetric bifurcated hydrogen bonds. The hydrogen bonds...

  12. Mechanistic Comparison Between Pd-Catalyzed Ligand Directed C-H Chlorination and C-H Acetoxylation (United States)

    Stowers, Kara J.; Sanford, Melanie S.


    This communication describes detailed investigations of the mechanism of the Pd-catalyzed C-H chlorination and acetoxylation of 2-ortho-tolylpyridine. Under the conditions examined, both reactions proceed via rate limiting cyclopalladation. However, substrate and catalyst order as well as Hammett data indicate that the intimate mechanism of cyclopalladation differs significantly between PdCl2-catalyzed chlorination and Pd(OAc)2-catalyzed acetoxylation. PMID:19754074

  13. Two-dimensional gold nanostructures with high activity for selective oxidation of carbon–hydrogen bonds

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    Wang, Liang


    Efficient synthesis of stable two-dimensional (2D) noble metal catalysts is a challenging topic. Here we report the facile synthesis of 2D gold nanosheets via a wet chemistry method, by using layered double hydroxide as the template. Detailed characterization with electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy demonstrates that the nanosheets are negatively charged and [001] oriented with thicknesses varying from single to a few atomic layers. X-ray absorption spectroscopy reveals unusually low gold–gold coordination numbers. These gold nanosheets exhibit high catalytic activity and stability in the solvent-free selective oxidation of carbon–hydrogen bonds with molecular oxygen.

  14. Activation of arene-heteroatom bonds by photoredox catalysis with visible light


    Majek, Michal


    Aim of this thesis is the use of photo-redox catalysis for the activation of Ar-X bonds, and development of new synthetic methods based on this approach. In the beginning, the evolution that led to the development of modern photo-redox catalysis is discussed. Explanation of basic theories and definitions, which are encountered in the field of photo-redox catalysis is given. This is followed by a short overview of common photocatalysts, and the most important photocatalytic reactions discov...

  15. Disrupted Hydrogen-Bond Network and Impaired ATPase Activity in an Hsc70 Cysteine Mutant. (United States)

    O'Donnell, John P; Marsh, Heather M; Sondermann, Holger; Sevier, Carolyn S


    The ATPase domain of members of the 70 kDa heat shock protein (Hsp70) family shows a high degree of sequence, structural, and functional homology across species. A broadly conserved residue within the Hsp70 ATPase domain that captured our attention is an unpaired cysteine, positioned proximal to the site of nucleotide binding. Prior studies of several Hsp70 family members show this cysteine is not required for Hsp70 ATPase activity, yet select amino acid replacements of the cysteine can dramatically alter ATP hydrolysis. Moreover, post-translational modification of the cysteine has been reported to limit ATP hydrolysis for several Hsp70s. To better understand the underlying mechanism for how perturbation of this noncatalytic residue modulates Hsp70 function, we determined the structure for a cysteine-to-tryptophan mutation in the constitutively expressed, mammalian Hsp70 family member Hsc70. Our work reveals that the steric hindrance produced by a cysteine-to-tryptophan mutation disrupts the hydrogen-bond network within the active site, resulting in a loss of proper catalytic magnesium coordination. We propose that a similarly altered active site is likely observed upon post-translational oxidation. We speculate that the subtle changes we detect in the hydrogen-bonding network may relate to the previously reported observation that cysteine oxidation can influence Hsp70 interdomain communication.

  16. Consequences of Surface Oxophilicity of Ni, Ni-Co, and Co Clusters on Methane Activation. (United States)

    Tu, Weifeng; Ghoussoub, Mireille; Singh, Chandra Veer; Chin, Ya-Huei Cathy


    This study describes a new C-H bond activation pathway during CH4-CO2 reactions on oxophilic Ni-Co and Co clusters, unlike those established previously on Ni clusters. The initial C-H bond activation remains as the sole kinetically relevant step on Ni-Co, Ni, and Co clusters, but their specific reaction paths vary. On Ni clusters, C-H bond activation occurs via an oxidative addition step that involves a three-center (H3C···*···H)⧧ transition state, during which a Ni-atom inserts into the C-H bond and donates its electron density into the C-H bond's antibonding orbital. Ni-Co clusters are more oxophilic than Ni; thus, their surfaces are covered with oxygen adatoms. An oxygen adatom and a vicinal Co-atom form a metal-oxygen site-pair that cleaves the C-H bond via a σ bond metathesis reaction, during which the Co inserts into the C-H bond while the oxygen abstracts the leaving H-atom in a concerted, four-center (H3C···*···H···O*)⧧ transition state. Similarly, Co clusters also catalyze the σ bond metathesis step, but much less effectively because of their higher oxophilicities, much stronger binding to oxygen, and less effective hydrogen abstraction than Ni-Co clusters. On Ni-Co and Co clusters, the pseudo-first-order rate coefficients are single-valued functions of the CO2-to-CO ratio (or H2O-to-H2 ratio), because this ratio prescribes the oxygen chemical potentials and the relative abundances of metal-oxygen site-pairs through the water-gas shift equilibrium. The direct involvement of reactive oxygen in the kinetically relevant step leads to more effective CH4 turnovers and complete elimination of coke deposition on Ni-Co bimetallic clusters.

  17. Hydrocarbon plume discrimination using the C-H stretch region of the Infrared spectrum using OP-FTIR. (United States)

    Crampton, R. S.; Pikelnaya, O.; Polidori, A.; Tisopulos, L.; Perry, S.


    Open path FTIR spectroscopy can measure many different gases including most gaseous hydrocarbons in the atmosphere. Individual Hydrocarbons can be identified in the fingerprint region (500 cm-1 to 1500 cm-1) due to unique bond absorption features. Often times the strongest absorption is not unique because it is a result of the C-H bonds stretching. These bonds and absorption features are in all hydrocarbons and overlap (2850 cm-1 to 3000 cm-1) so they are not ideal for identification of individual compounds. For this reason any FTIR investigations treat total hydrocarbons as hexane or pentane equivalent. This way the C-H stretch can be used to get real information about the total hydrocarbons when the individual compounds cannot be quantified. In the fall of 2015, KASSAY Field Services, Inc, participated in a program sponsored by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to conduct open path FTIR measurements downwind of oil wells located in the southern California basin. Most of the oil wells for this measurement study reside in the town of Signal Hill, CA. In a location such as Signal Hill (part of Long Beach, CA) there are always some Hydrocarbons in the air due to vehicles, gas stations, the oil and gas industry, and other sources mixed together. Each source has a different combination of hydrocarbons resulting in different shapes of absorption in the C-H stretch region. The final shape is a result of the ratio of all the absorber concentrations multiplied by the I.R. features of each. We investigated how the C-H stretch absorption feature shape changes over time and space in a complicated air shed and what the implications for possible source apportionment without needing highly accurate quantification of many gases.

  18. Aliphatic C-C Bond Cleavage in α-Hydroxy Ketones by a Dioxygen-Derived Nucleophilic Iron-Oxygen Oxidant. (United States)

    Bhattacharya, Shrabanti; Rahaman, Rubina; Chatterjee, Sayanti; Paine, Tapan K


    A nucleophilic iron-oxygen oxidant, formed in situ in the reaction between an iron(II)-benzilate complex and O2 , oxidatively cleaves the aliphatic C-C bonds of α-hydroxy ketones. In the cleavage reaction, α-hydroxy ketones without any α-C-H bond afford a 1:1 mixture of carboxylic acid and ketone. Isotope labeling studies established that one of the oxygen atoms from dioxygen is incorporated into the carboxylic acid product. Furthermore, the iron(II) complex cleaves an aliphatic C-C bond of 17-α-hydroxyprogesterone affording androstenedione and acetic acid. The O2 -dependent aliphatic C-C bond cleavage of α-hydroxy ketones containing no α-C-H bond bears similarity to the lyase activity of the heme enzyme, cytochrome P450 17A1 (CYP17A1). © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  19. An intravenous clarithromycin lipid emulsion with a high drug loading, H-bonding and a hydrogen-bonded ion pair complex exhibiting excellent antibacterial activity

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    Haoyu Gong


    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to develop an intravenous clarithromycin lipid emulsion (CLE with good stability and excellent antibacterial activity. The CLE was prepared by the thin-film dispersed homogenization method. The interaction between clarithromycin (CLA and cholesteryl hemisuccinate (CHEMS was confirmed by DSC, FT-IR and 1H NMR analysis. The interfacial drug loading, thermal sterilization, freeze–thaw stability, and in vitro and in vivo antibacterial activity were investigated systematically. DSC, FT-IR and 1H NMR spectra showed that CHEMS (CLA: CHEMS, M ratio 1:2 could interact with CLA through H-bonding and a hydrogen-bonded ion pair. The CHEMS was found necessary to maintain the stability of CLE. Ultracentrifugation showed that almost 88% CLA could be loaded into the interfacial layer. The optimized CLE formulation could withstand autoclaving at 121 °C for 10 min and remain stable after three freeze–thaw cycles. The in vitro susceptibility test revealed that the CLA–CHEMS ion-pair and CLE have similar activity to the parent drug against many different bacterial strains. The in vivo antibacterial activity showed that the ED50 of intravenous CLE was markedly lower than that of CLA solution administrated orally. CLE exhibited pronounced antibacterial activity and might be a candidate for a new nanocarrier for CLA with potential advantages over the current commercial formulation.

  20. Nickel-Catalyzed C sp2 –C sp3 Cross-Coupling via C–O Bond Activation

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    Guo, Lin


    A new and efficient nickel-catalyzed alkylation of CAr-O electrophiles with B-alkyl-9-BBNs is described. The transformation is characterized by its functional group tolerance and provides a practical and versatile access to various Csp2-Csp3 bonds through Csp2-O substitution, without the restriction of β-hydride elimination. Moreover, the advantage of the newly developed method was demonstrated in a selective and sequential C-O bond activation process. © 2016 American Chemical Society.

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  2. Metal-free oxidation of aromatic carbon-hydrogen bonds through a reverse-rebound mechanism. (United States)

    Yuan, Changxia; Liang, Yong; Hernandez, Taylor; Berriochoa, Adrian; Houk, Kendall N; Siegel, Dionicio


    Methods for carbon-hydrogen (C-H) bond oxidation have a fundamental role in synthetic organic chemistry, providing functionality that is required in the final target molecule or facilitating subsequent chemical transformations. Several approaches to oxidizing aliphatic C-H bonds have been described, drastically simplifying the synthesis of complex molecules. However, the selective oxidation of aromatic C-H bonds under mild conditions, especially in the context of substituted arenes with diverse functional groups, remains a challenge. The direct hydroxylation of arenes was initially achieved through the use of strong Brønsted or Lewis acids to mediate electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions with super-stoichiometric equivalents of oxidants, significantly limiting the scope of the reaction. Because the products of these reactions are more reactive than the starting materials, over-oxidation is frequently a competitive process. Transition-metal-catalysed C-H oxidation of arenes with or without directing groups has been developed, improving on the acid-mediated process; however, precious metals are required. Here we demonstrate that phthaloyl peroxide functions as a selective oxidant for the transformation of arenes to phenols under mild conditions. Although the reaction proceeds through a radical mechanism, aromatic C-H bonds are selectively oxidized in preference to activated Csp3-H bonds. Notably, a wide array of functional groups are compatible with this reaction, and this method is therefore well suited for late-stage transformations of advanced synthetic intermediates. Quantum mechanical calculations indicate that this transformation proceeds through a novel addition-abstraction mechanism, a kind of 'reverse-rebound' mechanism as distinct from the common oxygen-rebound mechanism observed for metal-oxo oxidants. These calculations also identify the origins of the experimentally observed aryl selectivity.

  3. Direct Mechanism of the First Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation in the Methanol-to-Hydrocarbons Process. (United States)

    Wu, Xinqiang; Xu, Shutao; Zhang, Wenna; Huang, Jindou; Li, Jinzhe; Yu, Bowen; Wei, Yingxu; Liu, Zhongmin


    In the past two decades, the reaction mechanism of C-C bond formation from either methanol or dimethyl ether (DME) in the methanol-to-hydrocarbons (MTH) process has been a highly controversial issue. Described here is the first observation of a surface methyleneoxy analogue, originating from the surface-activated DME, by in situ solid-state NMR spectroscopy, a species crucial to the first C-C bond formation in the MTH process. New insights into the first C-C bond formation were provided, thus suggesting DME/methanol activation and direct C-C bond formation by an interesting synergetic mechanism, involving C-H bond breakage and C-C bond coupling during the initial methanol reaction within the chemical environment of the zeolite catalyst. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  4. (NHC)Cu-Catalyzed Mild C-H Amidation of (Hetero)arenes with Deprotectable Carbamates: Scope and Mechanistic Studies. (United States)

    Xie, Weilong; Yoon, Jung Hee; Chang, Sukbok


    Primary arylamines are an important unit broadly found in synthetic, biological, and materials science. Herein we describe the development of a (NHC)Cu system that mediates a direct C-H amidation of (hetero)arenes by using N-chlorocarbamates or their sodio derivatives as the practical amino sources. A facile stoichiometric reaction of reactive copper-aryl intermediates with the amidating reagent led us to isolate key copper arylcarbamate species with the formation of a C-N bond. The use of (t)BuONa base made this transformation catalytic under mild conditions. The present (NHC)Cu-catalyzed C-H amidation works efficiently and selectively on a large scale over a range of arenes including polyfluorobenzenes, azoles, and quinoline N-oxides. Deprotection of the newly installed carbamate groups such as Boc and Cbz was readily performed to afford the corresponding primary arylamines.

  5. An internal disulfide bond acts as a switch for intein activity (United States)

    Nicastri, Michael C.; Xega, Kristina; Li, Lingyun; Xie, Jian; Wang, Chunyu; Linhardt, Robert J.; Reitter, Julie N.; Mills, Kenneth V.


    Inteins are intervening polypeptides that catalyze their own removal from flanking exteins, concomitant to the ligation of the exteins. The intein that interrupts the DP2 (large) subunit of DNA Polymerase II from Methanoculleus marisnigri (Mma) can promote protein splicing. However, protein splicing can be prevented or reduced by over-expression under non-reducing conditions, due to the formation of a disulfide bond between two internal intein Cys residues. This redox sensitivity leads to differential activity in different strains of E. coli as well as in different cell compartments. The redox-dependent control of in vivo protein splicing in an intein derived from an anaerobe that can occupy multiple environments hints at a possible physiological role for protein splicing. PMID:23906287

  6. Activation of a σ-SnSn bond at copper, followed by double addition to an alkyne. (United States)

    Lassauque, Nicolas; Gualco, Pauline; Mallet-Ladeira, Sonia; Miqueu, Karinne; Amgoune, Abderrahmane; Bourissou, Didier


    Many synthetically useful copper-catalyzed transformations involve the activation of apolar or weakly polar σ-bonds (E-H and E-E' bonds, with E = C, B, Si, Sn, etc.). Yet, little is known so far about the associated elementary steps, and it is highly desirable to gain better knowledge regarding the way σ-bonds can be activated by copper to help further development in this area. To this end, we became interested in investigating the coordination and activation of apolar or weakly polar σ-bonds at copper using chelating assistance. Here we report investigations of gold and copper complexes deriving from the diphosphine-stannane [Ph2P(o-C6H4)Me2Sn-SnMe2(o-C6H4)PPh2] 1. The σ-SnSn bond of 1 readily undergoes oxidative addition at both gold and copper, giving bis(stannyl) Au(+) and Cu(+) complexes 2 and 3. Coordination of 1 to CuBr leads to the neutral complex 4 which features more σ-SnSn complex character. The ability of complex 3 to undergo insertion reactions with alkynes was then examined. With methyl propiolate, a clean reaction occurred, and the bis-stannylated alkene copper complex 5 was isolated. The structures of ligand 1 and complexes 2-5 have been unambiguously determined by multinuclear NMR spectroscopy and crystallography. These results substantiate the ability of copper to promote the addition of apolar σ-bonds to CC multiple bonds via a 2e redox sequence and draw thereby an unprecedented parallel with the group 10 metals.

  7. Ruthenium(II)-catalysed remote C-H alkylations as a versatile platform to meta-decorated arenes (United States)

    Li, Jie; Korvorapun, Korkit; de Sarkar, Suman; Rogge, Torben; Burns, David J.; Warratz, Svenja; Ackermann, Lutz


    The full control of positional selectivity is of prime importance in C-H activation technology. Chelation assistance served as the stimulus for the development of a plethora of ortho-selective arene functionalizations. In sharp contrast, meta-selective C-H functionalizations continue to be scarce, with all ruthenium-catalysed transformations currently requiring difficult to remove or modify nitrogen-containing heterocycles. Herein, we describe a unifying concept to access a wealth of meta-decorated arenes by a unique arene ligand effect in proximity-induced ruthenium(II) C-H activation catalysis. The transformative nature of our strategy is mirrored by providing a step-economical entry to a range of meta-substituted arenes, including ketones, acids, amines and phenols--key structural motifs in crop protection, material sciences, medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical industries.

  8. Disruption of an intersubunit electrostatic bond is a critical step in glycine receptor activation. (United States)

    Todorovic, Jelena; Welsh, Brian T; Bertaccini, Edward J; Trudell, James R; Mihic, S John


    Proper regulation of neurotransmission requires that ligand-activated ion channels remain closed until agonist binds. How channels then open remains poorly understood. Glycine receptor (GlyR) gating is initiated by agonist binding at interfaces between adjacent subunits in the extracellular domain. Aspartate-97, located at the alpha1 GlyR interface, is a conserved residue in the cys-loop receptor superfamily. The mutation of D97 to arginine (D97R) causes spontaneous channel opening, with open and closed dwell times similar to those of maximally activated WT GlyR. Using a model of the N-terminal domain of the alpha1 GlyR, we hypothesized that an arginine-119 residue was forming intersubunit electrostatic bonds with D97. The D97R/R119E charge reversal restored this interaction, stabilizing channels in their closed states. Cysteine substitution shows that this link occurs between adjacent subunits. This intersubunit electrostatic interaction among GlyR subunits thus contributes to the stabilization of the closed channel state, and its disruption represents a critical step in GlyR activation.

  9. β-Boomerang Antimicrobial and Antiendotoxic Peptides: Lipidation and Disulfide Bond Effects on Activity and Structure

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    Harini Mohanram


    Full Text Available Drug-resistant Gram-negative bacterial pathogens and endotoxin- or lipopolysaccharide (LPS-mediated inflammations are among some of the most  prominent health issues globally. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs are eminent molecules that can kill drug-resistant strains and neutralize LPS toxicity. LPS, the outer layer of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria safeguards cell integrity against hydrophobic compounds, including antibiotics and AMPs. Apart from maintaining structural integrity, LPS, when released into the blood stream, also induces inflammatory pathways leading to septic shock. In previous works, we have reported the de novo design of a set of 12-amino acid long cationic/hydrophobic peptides for LPS binding and activity. These peptides adopt β-boomerang like conformations in complex with LPS. Structure-activity studies demonstrated some critical features of the β-boomerang scaffold that may be utilized for the further development of potent analogs. In this work, β-boomerang lipopeptides were designed and structure-activity correlation studies were carried out. These lipopeptides were homo-dimerized through a disulfide bridge to stabilize conformations and for improved activity. The designed peptides exhibited potent antibacterial activity and efficiently neutralized LPS toxicity under in vitro assays. NMR structure of C4YI13C in aqueous solution demonstrated the conserved folding of the lipopeptide with a boomerang aromatic lock stabilized with disulfide bond at the C-terminus and acylation at the N-terminus. These lipo-peptides displaying bacterial sterilization and low hemolytic activity may be useful for future applications as antimicrobial and antiendotoxin molecules.

  10. Strong and weak hydrogen bonds in protein-ligand complexes of kinases: a comparative study. (United States)

    Panigrahi, Sunil K


    Strong and weak hydrogen bonds between protein and ligand are analyzed in a group of 233 X-ray crystal structures of the kinase family. These kinases are from both eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms. The dataset comprises of 44 sub-families, out of which 35 are of human origin and the rest belong to other organisms. Interaction analysis was carried out in the active sites, defined here as a sphere of 10 A radius around the ligand. A majority of the interactions are observed between the main chain of the protein and the ligand atoms. As a donor, the ligand frequently interacts with amino acid residues like Leu, Glu and His. As an acceptor, the ligand interacts often with Gly, and Leu. Strong hydrogen bonds N-H...O, O-H...O, N-H...N and weak bonds C-H...O, C-H...N are common between the protein and ligand. The hydrogen bond donor capacity of Gly in N-H...O and C-H...O interactions is noteworthy. Similarly, the acceptor capacity of main chain Glu is ubiquitous in several kinase sub-families. Hydrogen bonds between protein and ligand form characteristic hydrogen bond patterns (supramolecular synthons). These synthon patterns are unique to each sub-family. The synthon locations are conserved across sub-families due to a higher percentage of conserved sequences in the active sites. The nature of active site water molecules was studied through a novel classification scheme, based on the extent of exposure of water molecules. Water which is least exposed usually participates in hydrogen bond formation with the ligand. These findings will help structural biologists, crystallographers and medicinal chemists to design better kinase inhibitors.

  11. Active Metal Brazing and Adhesive Bonding of Titanium to C/C Composites for Heat Rejection System (United States)

    Singh, M.; Shpargel, Tarah; Cerny, Jennifer


    Robust assembly and integration technologies are critically needed for the manufacturing of heat rejection system (HRS) components for current and future space exploration missions. Active metal brazing and adhesive bonding technologies are being assessed for the bonding of titanium to high conductivity Carbon-Carbon composite sub components in various shapes and sizes. Currently a number of different silver and copper based active metal brazes and adhesive compositions are being evaluated. The joint microstructures were examined using optical microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS). Several mechanical tests have been employed to ascertain the effectiveness of different brazing and adhesive approaches in tension and in shear that are both simple and representative of the actual system and relatively straightforward in analysis. The results of these mechanical tests along with the fractographic analysis will be discussed. In addition, advantages, technical issues and concerns in using different bonding approaches will also be presented.

  12. The role of short-range Cys171-Cys178 disulfide bond in maintaining cutinase active site integrity: A molecular dynamics simulation

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    Matak, Mehdi Youssefi [Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Biological Science, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Moghaddam, Majid Erfani, E-mail: [Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Biological Science, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)


    Understanding structural determinants in enzyme active site integrity can provide a good knowledge to design efficient novel catalytic machineries. Fusarium solani pisi cutinase with classic triad Ser-His-Asp is a promising enzyme to scrutinize these structural determinants. We performed two MD simulations: one, with the native structure, and the other with the broken Cys171-Cys178 disulfide bond. This disulfide bond stabilizes a turn in active site on which catalytic Asp175 is located. Functionally important H-bonds and atomic fluctuations in catalytic pocket have been changed. We proposed that this disulfide bond within active site can be considered as an important determinant of cutinase active site structural integrity.

  13. Iridium-mediated C-S bond activation and transformation: organoiridium(III) thioether, thiolato, sulfinato and thiyl radical compounds. Synthesis, mechanistic, spectral, electrochemical and theoretical aspects. (United States)

    Das, Ujjwal; Ghorui, Tapas; Adhikari, Basab; Roy, Sima; Pramanik, Shuvam; Pramanik, Kausikisankar


    An attractive methodology, single-electron transfer (SET) reductive cleavage of the C-S bond mediated by a metal in the presence of the external stimuli PPh3, has been applied to the kinetically inert IrCl3 in order to synthesize the thiolato complex [Ir(III)(L(S))Cl(PPh3)2] 3 from precursor thioether complexes [Ir(III)(L(SR))Cl2(PPh3)] (R = alkyl) 2. The aforesaid cleavage process in association with (arene)C-H activation furnishes a new class of organosulfur compounds of iridium(III). The thiolato chelate 3 displays a reversible oxidative wave at 0.75 V vs. Ag/AgCl signifying its remarkable nucleophilic character. The high electron density on the thiolato-S vis-à-vis superior nucleophilicity can be envisaged through the formation of a number of S-centered derivatives. This observation has been corroborated with the nature of HOMO in 3, which assumes 49% of S(3p). Notably, the facile oxidative nature of 3 makes it an apposite precursor for metal-stabilized thiyl radical species. Indeed, iridium(III)-stabilized 3˙(+) can be generated by chemical/electrochemical means. The axial EPR spectra with g ∼ 2.0 along with theoretical analysis of SOMO (S(3p) 24% + Ph(π) 43% + d(yz) 15%) and spin density (ρ(S) = +0.543, ρ(Ph) = +0.315, ρ(Ir) = +0.151) of one-electron oxidized 3˙(+) validate the iridium-stabilized thiyl radical description. This observation suggests that the CNS coordination mode in thiophenolato complex 3 is redox-active. Complex 3 is very prone to S-centered oxidation under normal aerobic conditions to yield metallosulfoxide [Ir(III)(L(SO2))Cl(PPh3)2] 4. The enhanced nucleophilicity of thiolato-S can also be manifested via the smooth S-C bond making process with alkyl halides (R'X, R' = Me and allyl; X = Br, I) and subsequent formation of thioether complexes of type [Ir(III)(L(SR'))ClX(PPh3)] 5. The organosulfur compounds of iridium(III) exhibit rich spectral properties including luminescence and the origin of these transitions is scrutinized with

  14. The effect of methyl-donated hydrogen bonding on active site conformations of hyaluronate lyase (United States)

    Migues, Angela N.; Vergenz, Robert A.; Moore, Kevin B.


    Geometric evidence shows a val-A252 methyl-donated (MD) hydrogen bond (HB) in hyaluronate lyase (Streptococcus pneumoniae) interacts with nearby NH--O and OH--O HBs, distorting active-site helical structure. Results for model fragment A248-254 are based on experimental heavy atom positions with ab initio hydrogen atoms. The MDHB, with (H-O distance, donor-H-O angle) = (2.3å; 174^o), exhibits more favorable geometry than thr-A253 OH--O HB (1.8å; 170^o) to the same ala-249 C=O. Consequently, thr-253 N-H--O interaction is forced closer to lys-250 C=O than ala-249 C=O(2.6 versus 2.7å). A novel method has been developed to quantify the effects of atomic diplacements on motions of neighboring helices. A coordinate system was established to track the movement of specific residues and to ascertain the effect of such motions on active site conformations.

  15. Modifications of the alpha,beta-double bond in chalcones only marginally affect the antiprotozoal activities

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    Nielsen, S F; Kharazmi, A; Christensen, S B


    Methods for selective alkylation of chalcones in the alpha- or beta-position and for selective reduction of the alpha,beta-double bond have been developed. The antiparasitic potencies of the alpha,beta-double bond modified chalcones only differ marginally from the potencies of the parent chalcones...

  16. Two distinct disulfide bonds formed in human heat shock transcription factor 1 act in opposition to regulate its DNA binding activity. (United States)

    Lu, Ming; Kim, Hee-Eun; Li, Chun-Ri; Kim, Sol; Kwak, Im-Jung; Lee, Yun-Ju; Kim, So-Sun; Moon, Ji-Young; Kim, Cho Hee; Kim, Dong-Kyoo; Kang, Ho Sung; Park, Jang-Su


    Under circumstances of heat stress, heat shock transcription factor 1 (HSF1) plays important roles in heat shock protein expression. In this study, an increasing concentration of dithiothreitol (DTT) was found to either enhance or inhibit the heat-induced trimerization of HSF1, suggesting the involvement of dual redox-dependent HSF1 activation mechanisms. Our in vitro experiments show that the heat-induced bonding between the cysteine C36 and C103 residues of HSF1 forms an intermolecular disulfide covalent bond (SS-I bond) and that it directly causes HSF1 to trimerize and bond to DNA. Gel filtration assays show that HSF1 can form intermolecular hydrophobic interaction-mediated (iHI-m) noncovalent oligomers. However, the lack of a trimerization domain prevents HSF1 activation, which suggests that iHI-m noncovalent trimerization is a precondition of SS-I bond formation. On the other hand, intramolecular SS-II bond (in which the C153, C373, and C378 residues of HSF1 participate) formation inhibits this iHI-m trimerization, thereby preventing SS-I bond formation and DNA binding. Thus, HSF1 activation is regulated positively by intermolecular SS-I bond formation and negatively by intramolecular SS-II bond formation. Importantly, these two SS bonds confer different DTT sensitivities (the SS-II bond is more sensitive). Therefore, a low concentration of DTT cleaves the SS-II bond but not the SS-I bond and thus improves DNA binding of HSF1, whereas a high concentration DTT cuts both SS bonds and inhibits HSF1 activation. We propose that these interesting effects further explain cellular HSF1 trimerization, DNA binding, and transcription when cells are under stress.

  17. Three closely related 1-(naphthalen-2-yl)prop-2-en-1-ones: pseudosymmetry, disorder and supramoleular assembly mediated by C-H...π and C-Br...π interactions. (United States)

    Girisha, Marisiddaiah; Sagar, Belakavadi K; Yathirajan, Hemmige S; Rathore, Ravindranath S; Glidewell, Christopher


    It has been observed that when electron-rich naphthyl rings are present in chalcones they can participate in π-π stacking interactions, and this can play an important role in orientating inhibitors within the active sites of enzymes, while chalcones containing heterocyclic substituents additionally exhibit fungistatic and fungicidal properties. With these considerations in mind, three new chalcones containing 2-naphthyl substituents were prepared. 3-(4-Fluorophenyl)-1-(naphthalen-2-yl)prop-2-en-1-one, C19H13FO, (I), crystallizes with Z' = 2 in the space group P-1 and the four molecules in the unit cell adopt an arrangement which resembles that in the space group P21/a. Although 3-(4-bromophenyl)-1-(naphthalen-2-yl)prop-2-en-1-one, C19H13BrO, (II), with Z' = 1, is not isostructural with (I), the molecules of (I) and (II) adopt very similar conformations. In 1-(naphthalen-2-yl)-3-(thiophen-2-yl)prop-2-en-1-one, C17H12OS, (III), the thiophene unit is disordered over two sets of atomic sites, with occupancies of 0.780 (3) and 0.220 (3), which are related by a near 180° rotation of the thiophene unit about its exocyclic C-C bond. The molecules of compound (I) are linked by three independent C-H...π(arene) hydrogen bonds to form centrosymmetric octamolecular aggregates, whereas the molecules of compound (II) are linked into molecular ladders by a combination of C-H...π(arene) and C-Br...π(arene) interactions, and those of compound (III) are linked into centrosymmetric dimers by C-H...π(thiophene) interactions.

  18. Incorporated W Roles on Microstructure and Properties of W-C:H Films by a Hybrid Linear Ion Beam Systems

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    Peng Guo


    Full Text Available W-incorporated diamond-like carbon (W-C:H films were fabricated by a hybrid beams system consisting of a DC magnetron sputtering and a linear ion source. The W concentration (1.08~31.74 at.% in the film was controlled by varying the sputtering current. The cross-sectional topography, composition, and microstructure of the W-C:H films were investigated by SEM, XPS, TEM, and Raman spectroscopy. The mechanical and tribological properties of the films as a function of W concentration were evaluated by a stress-tester, nanoindentation, and ball-on-disk tribometer, respectively. The results showed that films mainly exhibited the feature of amorphous carbon when W concentration of the films was less than 4.38 at.%, where the incorporated W atoms would be bonded with C atoms and resulted in the formation of WC1-x nanoparticles. The W-C:H film with 4.38 at.% W concentration showed a minimum value of residual compressive stress, a higher hardness, and better tribological properties. Beyond this W concentration range, both the residual stress and mechanical properties were deteriorated due to the growth of tungsten carbide nanoparticles in the carbon matrix.

  19. Platinum complexes having redox-active PPh2C[triple bond]CFc and/or C[triple bond]CFc as terminal or bridging ligands. (United States)

    Díez, Alvaro; Lalinde, Elena; Teresa Moreno, M; Sánchez, Sergio


    A series of heteronuclear-Pt(ii) complexes containing ferrocenylethynyl units linked directly (Pt-C[triple bond]CFc) or through a phosphorous atom (Pt-PPh(2)C[triple bond]CFc) to the platinum center is reported. The reaction of derivative [cis-Pt(R(F))(2)(PPh(2)C[triple bond]CFc)(2)] (R(F) = C(6)F(5)) with the solvate complex [cis-Pt(R(F))(2)(thf)(2)] leads to the formation of an asymmetrical heteronuclear diplatinum complex [{Pt(R(F))(2)(mu-1kappaP:2eta(2)-PPh(2)C[triple bond]CFc)(2)}Pt(R(F))(2)] having the "cis-Pt(R(F))(2)" fragment coordinated to the triple bonds of both ferrocenylethynylphosphine units, while treatment of [cis-Pt(C[triple bond]CFc)(2)(PPh(2)C[triple bond]CR)(2)] (R = Fc , Ph , tBu ) with the same solvate [cis-Pt(R(F))(2)(thf)(2)], affords double ferrocenylacetylide-bridged diplatinum systems [{Pt(PPh(2)C[triple bond]CR)(2)(mu-eta(1):eta(2)-C[triple bond]CFc)(2)}Pt(R(F))(2)] . The solid-state structures of [cis/trans-Pt(R(F))(2)(PPh(2)C[triple bond]CFc)(2)] /, [cis-Pt(R(F))(2)(PPh(2)C[triple bond]CFc)(tht)] (tht = tetrahydrothiophene), [{Pt(R(F))(2)(mu-1kappaP:2eta(2)-PPh(2)C[triple bond]CFc)(2)}Pt(R(F))(2)] and [{Pt(PPh(2)C[triple bond]CtBu)(2)(mu-eta(1):eta(2)-C[triple bond]CFc)(2)}Pt(R(F))(2)] have been determined by X-ray diffraction methods. The electronic spectra and the electrochemical behaviour of all monoplatinum derivatives are discussed, showing a different extent of interaction between the remote ferrocenyl groups when they belong to PPh(2)C[triple bond]CFc or C[triple bond]CFc ligands. For the diplatinum systems and , containing bridging (kappaP:eta(2)-PPh(2)C[triple bond]CFc ) or (eta(1):eta(2)-C[triple bond, length as m-dash]CFc ) ligands, their electrochemical properties were also compared with the parent precursors.

  20. Activation of Small Molecules by the Metal-Amido Bond of Rhodium(III) and Iridium(III) (η5-C5Me5)M-Aminopyridinate Complexes. (United States)

    Zamorano, Ana; Rendón, Nuria; López-Serrano, Joaquín; Álvarez, Eleuterio; Carmona, Ernesto


    We report the synthesis and structural characterization of five-coordinate complexes of rhodium and iridium of the type [(η5-C5Me5)M(N^N)]+ (3-M+), where N^N represents the aminopyridinate ligand derived from 2-NH(Ph)-6-(Xyl)C5H3N (Xyl = 2,6-Me2C6H3). The two complexes were isolated as salts of the BArF anion (BArF = B[3,5-(CF3)2C6H3]4). The M-Namido bond of complexes 3-M+ readily activated CO, C2H4, and H2. Thus, compounds 3-M+ reacted with CO under ambient conditions, but whereas for 3-Rh+, CO migratory insertion was fast, yielding a carbamoyl carbonyl species, 4-Rh+, the stronger Ir-Namido bond of complex 3-Ir+ caused the reaction to stop at the CO coordination stage. In contrast, 3-Ir+ reacted reversibly with C2H4, forming adduct 5-Ir+, which subsequently rearranged irreversibly to [Ir](H)(═C(Me)N(Ph)-) complex 6-Ir+, which contains an N-stabilized carbene ligand. Computational studies supported a migratory insertion mechanism, giving first a β-stabilized linear alkyl unit, [Ir]CH2CH2N(Ph)-, followed by a multistep rearrangement that led to the final product 6-Ir+. Both β- and α-H eliminations, as well as their microscopic reverse migratory insertion reactions, were implicated in the alkyl-to-hydride-carbene reorganization. The analogous reaction of 3-Rh+ with C2H4 originated a complex mixture of products from which only a branched alkyl [Rh]C(H)(Me)N(Ph)- (5-Rh+) could be isolated, featuring a β-agostic methyl interaction. Reactions of 3-M+ with H2 promoted a catalytic isomerization of the Ap ligand from classical κ2-N,N' binding to κ-N plus η3-pseudoallyl coordination mode.

  1. Insulin analog with additional disulfide bond has increased stability and preserved activity

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    Vinther, Tine N.; Norrman, Mathias; Ribel, Ulla


    bond may enhance insulin structural stability which would be highly desirable in a pharmaceutical use. To address this hypothesis, we designed insulin with an additional interchain disulfide bond in positions A10/B4 based on Cα-Cα distances, solvent exposure, and side-chain orientation in human insulin......Insulin is a key hormone controlling glucose homeostasis. All known vertebrate insulin analogs have a classical structure with three 100% conserved disulfide bonds that are essential for structural stability and thus the function of insulin. It might be hypothesized that an additional disulfide...... (HI) structure. This insulin analog had increased affinity for the insulin receptor and apparently augmented glucodynamic potency in a normal rat model compared with HI. Addition of the disulfide bond also resulted in a 34.6°C increase in melting temperature and prevented insulin fibril formation...

  2. Carbon-carbon bond activation of 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-piperidine-1-oxyl by a Rh-II metalloradical: A combined experimental and theoretical study

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    Chan, K.S.; Li, X.Z.; Dzik, W.I.; de Bruin, B.


    Competitive major carbon-carbon bond activation (CCA) and minor carbon-hydrogen bond activation (CHA) channels are identified in the reaction between rhodium(II) meso-tetramesitylporphyrin [Rh-II(tmp)] (1) and 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-piperidine-1-oxyl (TEMPO) (2). The CCA and CHA pathways lead to

  3. Aging of oxygen and hydrogen plasma discharge treated a-C:H and ta-C coatings

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    Bachmann, Svenja [Physics of Surfaces, Institute of Materials Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Alarich-Weiss-Str. 16, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany); BMW Group, Hufelandstraße 4, 80788 Munich (Germany); Schulze, Marcus [Physics of Surfaces, Institute of Materials Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Alarich-Weiss-Str. 16, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany); Center of Smart Interfaces, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Alarich-Weiss-Str. 10, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany); Morasch, Jan [Institute of Materials Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Surface Science Division, Jovanka-Bonschits-Straße 2, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany); Hesse, Sabine [Physics of Surfaces, Institute of Materials Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Alarich-Weiss-Str. 16, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany); Center of Smart Interfaces, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Alarich-Weiss-Str. 10, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany); Hussein, Laith [Eduard-Zintl-Institut, Department of Chemistry, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Alarich-Weiss-Str. 12, 64287, Darmstadt (Germany); Krell, Lisa; Schnagl, Johann [BMW Group, Hufelandstraße 4, 80788 Munich (Germany); Stark, Robert W. [Physics of Surfaces, Institute of Materials Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Alarich-Weiss-Str. 16, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany); Center of Smart Interfaces, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Alarich-Weiss-Str. 10, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany); and others


    Highlights: • The water CA of O{sub 2} and H{sub 2} plasma treated a-C:H and ta-C changes from hydrophillic to hydrophobic on aging. • XPS study indicates that the decrease in surface energy of plasma treated a-C:H and ta-C could be due to adsorption of organic component from air. • The COFLFM of O{sub 2} and H{sub 2} plasma treated a-C:H and ta-C decreased upon aging. • The COF of glycerol lubricated ta-C showed no sign of change upon aging. - Abstract: Surface modification with gas plasma is an efficient and easy way to improve the surface energy and the tribological behavior of diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings, e.g., in biomedical implants or as protective coatings. However, the long-term performance of the plasma treated DLC coatings is not fully clear. We thus studied the long-term stability of two kinds of DLC coatings, namely (a) hydrogenated amorphous carbon (a-C:H) and (b) tetrahedral amorphous carbon (ta-C) treated at different radio frequency (RF) power and time of oxygen (O{sub 2}) and hydrogen (H{sub 2}) plasma. Their surface properties, e.g. surface wettability, structure and tribological behavior, were studied at regular intervals for a period of two months using contact angle goniometer, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), lateral force microscopy (LFM) and ball on disc apparatus. The surface energy of both the coatings decreased upon aging. The higher the RF power and time of treatment, the higher was the hydrophobicity upon aging. XPS analysis showed that the increase in hydrophobicity could be due to adsorption of unavoidable volatile organic components in the atmosphere. The H{sub 2} plasma treated ta-C was capable of rearranging its structural bonds upon aging. The nano-friction measurements by LFM showed that the coefficient of friction of plasma treated a-C:H and ta-C decreased upon aging. The results indicate that the surface properties of plasma treated a‐C:H and ta‐C are not stable on long-term and are

  4. Spectroscopic Study of Plasma Polymerized a-C:H Films Deposited by a Dielectric Barrier Discharge

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    Thejaswini Halethimmanahally Chandrashekaraiah


    Full Text Available Plasma polymerized a-C:H thin films have been deposited on Si (100 and aluminum coated glass substrates by a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD operated at medium pressure using C2Hm/Ar (m = 2, 4, 6 gas mixtures. The deposited films were characterized by Fourier transform infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (FT-IRRAS, Raman spectroscopy, and ellipsometry. FT-IRRAS revealed the presence of sp3 and sp2 C–H stretching and C–H bending vibrations of bonds in the films. The presence of D and G bands was confirmed by Raman spectroscopy. Thin films obtained from C2H4/Ar and C2H6/Ar gas mixtures have ID/IG ratios of 0.45 and 0.3, respectively. The refractive indices were 2.8 and 3.1 for C2H4/Ar and C2H6/Ar films, respectively, at a photon energy of 2 eV.

  5. Alcohols as alkylating agents in heteroarene C-H functionalization. (United States)

    Jin, Jian; MacMillan, David W C


    Redox processes and radical intermediates are found in many biochemical processes, including deoxyribonucleotide synthesis and oxidative DNA damage. One of the core principles underlying DNA biosynthesis is the radical-mediated elimination of H2O to deoxygenate ribonucleotides, an example of 'spin-centre shift', during which an alcohol C-O bond is cleaved, resulting in a carbon-centred radical intermediate. Although spin-centre shift is a well-understood biochemical process, it is underused by the synthetic organic chemistry community. We wondered whether it would be possible to take advantage of this naturally occurring process to accomplish mild, non-traditional alkylation reactions using alcohols as radical precursors. Because conventional radical-based alkylation methods require the use of stoichiometric oxidants, increased temperatures or peroxides, a mild protocol using simple and abundant alkylating agents would have considerable use in the synthesis of diversely functionalized pharmacophores. Here we describe the development of a dual catalytic alkylation of heteroarenes, using alcohols as mild alkylating reagents. This method represents the first, to our knowledge, broadly applicable use of unactivated alcohols as latent alkylating reagents, achieved via the successful merger of photoredox and hydrogen atom transfer catalysis. The value of this multi-catalytic protocol has been demonstrated through the late-stage functionalization of the medicinal agents, fasudil and milrinone.

  6. Alcohols as alkylating agents in heteroarene C-H functionalization (United States)

    Jin, Jian; MacMillan, David W. C.


    Redox processes and radical intermediates are found in many biochemical processes, including deoxyribonucleotide synthesis and oxidative DNA damage. One of the core principles underlying DNA biosynthesis is the radical-mediated elimination of H2O to deoxygenate ribonucleotides, an example of `spin-centre shift', during which an alcohol C-O bond is cleaved, resulting in a carbon-centred radical intermediate. Although spin-centre shift is a well-understood biochemical process, it is underused by the synthetic organic chemistry community. We wondered whether it would be possible to take advantage of this naturally occurring process to accomplish mild, non-traditional alkylation reactions using alcohols as radical precursors. Because conventional radical-based alkylation methods require the use of stoichiometric oxidants, increased temperatures or peroxides, a mild protocol using simple and abundant alkylating agents would have considerable use in the synthesis of diversely functionalized pharmacophores. Here we describe the development of a dual catalytic alkylation of heteroarenes, using alcohols as mild alkylating reagents. This method represents the first, to our knowledge, broadly applicable use of unactivated alcohols as latent alkylating reagents, achieved via the successful merger of photoredox and hydrogen atom transfer catalysis. The value of this multi-catalytic protocol has been demonstrated through the late-stage functionalization of the medicinal agents, fasudil and milrinone.

  7. σ Bond activation through tunneling: formation of the boron hydride cations BHn(+) (n = 2, 4, 6). (United States)

    Qiu, Yudong; Wu, Chia-Hua; Schaefer, Henry F; Allen, Wesley D; Agarwal, Jay


    The network of H2 additions to B(+) and subsequent insertion reactions serve as a tractable model for hydrogen storage in elementary boron-containing compounds. Here, they are investigated using state-of-the-art ab initio methods (up to CCSDTQ and cc-pCV6Z basis sets). The binding energies of H2 to HBH(+) (14.9 kcal mol(-1)) and HBH(H2)(+) (18.1 kcal mol(-1)) are determined to be much higher than those for B(H2)(+) (3.8 kcal mol(-1)), B(H2)2(+) (3.0 kcal mol(-1)), and B(H2)3(+) (2.5 kcal mol(-1)) at the CCSDTQ/CBS level of theory. These predictions are in agreement with the experiments of Kemper, Bushnell, Weis, and Bowers (J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1998, 120, 7577). Molecular orbital analyses show that the enhanced binding in HBH(H2)m(+) complexes originates from the strong interaction between the 1σu HOMO of HBH(+) and the 1σu LUMO of H2. For the insertion reactions B(H2)n(+) → HBH(H2)n-1(+), activation barriers are determined to be 58.3 kcal mol(-1) [Mk-MRCCSD(T)/CBS], 12.2 kcal mol(-1) (CCSDTQ/CBS) and 4.6 kcal mol(-1) (CCSDTQ/CBS) for n = 1, 2, and 3, respectively. After using theoretical results to remove tunneling effects from the experimental rate constants, new Arrhenius fits yield activation barriers of 4.6(3) kcal mol(-1) and 3.8(1) kcal mol(-1) for the BH6(+) and BD6(+) insertion reactions, respectively, which are in near perfect agreement with converged theoretical values (4.6 kcal mol(-1) and 3.9 kcal mol(-1)). These findings demonstrate that earlier Arrhenius fits considerably underestimate these barriers, and that quantum tunneling dominates the σ bond activation mechanism witnessed in previous experiments involving BH6(+).

  8. Elaboration of Copper-Oxygen Mediated C–H Activation Chemistry in Consideration of Future Fuel and Feedstock Generation (United States)

    Lee, Jung Yoon; Karlin, Kenneth D


    To contribute solutions for current energy concerns, improvements in the efficiency of C-H bond cleavage chemistry, e.g., selective oxidation of methane to methanol, could minimize losses in natural gas usage or produce feedstocks for fuels. Oxidative C-H activation is also a component of polysaccharide degradation, affording alternative biofuels from abundant biomass. Thus, an understanding of active-site chemistry in copper monooxygenases, those activating strong C-H bonds is briefly reviewed. Then, recent advances in the synthesis-generation and study of various copper-oxygen intermediates are highlighted. Of special interest are cupric-superoxide, Cu-hydroperoxo and Cu-oxy complexes. Such investigations can contribute to an enhanced future application of C-H oxidation or oxygenation processes using air, as concerning societal energy goals. PMID:25756327

  9. Quantitative evaluation on activated property-tunable bulk liquid water with reduced hydrogen bonds using deconvoluted Raman spectroscopy. (United States)

    Chen, Hsiao-Chien; Mai, Fu-Der; Yang, Kuang-Hsuan; Chen, Liang-Yih; Yang, Chih-Ping; Liu, Yu-Chuan


    Interesting properties of water with distinguishable hydrogen-bonding structure on interfacial phase or in confined environment have drawn wide attentions. However, these unique properties of water are only found within the interfacial phase and confined environment, thus, their applications are limited. In addition, quantitative evaluation on these unique properties associating with the enhancement of water's physical and chemical activities represents a notable challenge. Here we report a practicable production of free-standing liquid water at room temperature with weak hydrogen-bonded structure naming Au nanoparticles (NPs)-treated (AuNT) water via treating by plasmon-induced hot electron transfer occurred on resonantly illuminated gold NPs (AuNPs). Compared to well-known untreated bulk water (deionized water), the prepared AuNT water exhibits many distinct activities in generally physical and chemical reactions, such as high solubilities to NaCl and O2. Also, reducing interaction energy within water molecules provides lower overpotential and higher efficiency in electrolytic hydrogen production. In addition, these enhanced catalytic activities of AuNT water are tunable by mixing with deionized water. Also, most of these tunable activities are linearly proportional to its degree of nonhydrogen-bonded structure (DNHBS), which is derived from the O-H stretching in deconvoluted Raman spectrum.

  10. Conversion of amides to esters by the nickel-catalysed activation of amide C-N bonds (United States)

    Hie, Liana; Fine Nathel, Noah F.; Shah, Tejas K.; Baker, Emma L.; Hong, Xin; Yang, Yun-Fang; Liu, Peng; Houk, K. N.; Garg, Neil K.


    Amides are common functional groups that have been studied for more than a century. They are the key building blocks of proteins and are present in a broad range of other natural and synthetic compounds. Amides are known to be poor electrophiles, which is typically attributed to the resonance stability of the amide bond. Although amides can readily be cleaved by enzymes such as proteases, it is difficult to selectively break the carbon-nitrogen bond of an amide using synthetic chemistry. Here we demonstrate that amide carbon-nitrogen bonds can be activated and cleaved using nickel catalysts. We use this methodology to convert amides to esters, which is a challenging and underdeveloped transformation. The reaction methodology proceeds under exceptionally mild reaction conditions, and avoids the use of a large excess of an alcohol nucleophile. Density functional theory calculations provide insight into the thermodynamics and catalytic cycle of the amide-to-ester transformation. Our results provide a way to harness amide functional groups as synthetic building blocks and are expected to lead to the further use of amides in the construction of carbon-heteroatom or carbon-carbon bonds using non-precious-metal catalysis.

  11. Bond strength of Epiphany™ Sealer combined with different adhesive systems photo-activated with LED and QTH (United States)

    Minto, A. M. P.; Bandéca, M. C.; Borges, A. H.; Nadalin, M. R.; Thomé, L. H. C.


    The Epiphany™ Sealer is a new dual-curing resin-based sealer and has been introduced as an alternative to gutta-percha and traditional root canal sealers. The canal filling is claimed to create a seal with the dentinal tubules within the root canal system producing a ‘monoblock’ effect between the sealer and dentinal tubules. Therefore, considering the possibility to incorporate the others adhesive systems, it is important to study the bond strength of the resulting cement. Forty-eight root mandibular canines were sectioned 8-mm below CEJ. The dentine discs were prepared using a tapered diamond bur and irrigated with 1% NaOCl and 17% EDTA. Previous the application Epiphany™ Sealer, the Epiphany™ Primer, AdheSE, and One Up Bond F were applied to the root canal walls. The LED and QTH (Quartz Tungsten Halogen) were used to photo-activation during 45 s with power density of 400 and 720 mW/cm2, respectively. The specimens were performed on a universal testing machine at a cross-head speed of 1 mm/min until bond failure occurred. The force was recorded and the debonding values were used to calculate Push-out bond strength. The analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Tukey’s post-hoc tests showed significant statistical differences ( P type of light curing unit used including the power density, the polymerization characteristics of these resin-based filling materials, depending on the primer/adhesive used.

  12. Conversion of amides to esters by the nickel-catalysed activation of amide C-N bonds. (United States)

    Hie, Liana; Fine Nathel, Noah F; Shah, Tejas K; Baker, Emma L; Hong, Xin; Yang, Yun-Fang; Liu, Peng; Houk, K N; Garg, Neil K


    Amides are common functional groups that have been studied for more than a century. They are the key building blocks of proteins and are present in a broad range of other natural and synthetic compounds. Amides are known to be poor electrophiles, which is typically attributed to the resonance stability of the amide bond. Although amides can readily be cleaved by enzymes such as proteases, it is difficult to selectively break the carbon-nitrogen bond of an amide using synthetic chemistry. Here we demonstrate that amide carbon-nitrogen bonds can be activated and cleaved using nickel catalysts. We use this methodology to convert amides to esters, which is a challenging and underdeveloped transformation. The reaction methodology proceeds under exceptionally mild reaction conditions, and avoids the use of a large excess of an alcohol nucleophile. Density functional theory calculations provide insight into the thermodynamics and catalytic cycle of the amide-to-ester transformation. Our results provide a way to harness amide functional groups as synthetic building blocks and are expected to lead to the further use of amides in the construction of carbon-heteroatom or carbon-carbon bonds using non-precious-metal catalysis.

  13. Conversion of Amides to Esters by the Nickel-Catalyzed Activation of Amide C–N Bonds (United States)

    Hie, Liana; Fine Nathel, Noah F.; Shah, Tejas K.; Baker, Emma L.; Hong, Xin; Yang, Yun-Fang; Liu, Peng; Houk, K. N.; Garg, Neil K.


    Amides are common functional groups that have been well studied for more than a century.1 They serve as the key building blocks of proteins and are present in an broad range of other natural and synthetic compounds. Amides are known to be poor electrophiles, which is typically attributed to resonance stability of the amide bond.1,2 Whereas Nature can easily cleave amides through the action of enzymes, such as proteases,3 the ability to selectively break the C–N bond of an amide using synthetic chemistry is quite difficult. In this manuscript, we demonstrate that amide C–N bonds can be activated and cleaved using nickel catalysts. We have used this methodology to convert amides to esters, which is a challenging and underdeveloped transformation. The reaction methodology proceeds under exceptionally mild reaction conditions, and avoids the use of a large excess of an alcohol nucleophile. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations provide insight into the thermodynamics and catalytic cycle of this unusual transformation. Our results provide a new strategy to harness amide functional groups as synthons and are expected fuel the further use of amides for the construction of carbon–heteroatom or carbon–carbon bonds using non-precious metal catalysis. PMID:26200342

  14. Bonding of synthetic resin teeth to microwave or heat activated denture base resin. (United States)

    Polyzois, G L; Dahl, J E


    Bonding between acrylic resin teeth and a denture base material was investigated after microwave and hot water-bath curing. The specimens were tested according to the methods of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO 3336-1977 Dentistry-Synthetic Resin Teeth) using a universal testing machine. Superior bonding was found after hot water-bath curing. The generation of more porosities during microwave curing is the most likely explanation for the bond failures in this group. This finding is of clinical importance as the choice of curing method could influence the risk of loosening of acrylic teeth from the denture. No statistically significant difference in the fracture load between the two types of curing was found, which was expected as the load at fracture is not only related to the binding forces but also to factors such as the contact area and the fracture type.

  15. Status of the beryllium tile bonding qualification activities for the manufacturing of the ITER first wall

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    Mitteau, Raphaël, E-mail: [ITER Organization, Route de Vinon-sur-Verdon, CS 90 046, 13067 St. Paul Lez Durance Cedex (France); Eaton, R.; Perez, G. [ITER Organization, Route de Vinon-sur-Verdon, CS 90 046, 13067 St. Paul Lez Durance Cedex (France); Zacchia, F.; Banetta, S.; Bellin, B. [Fusion for Energy, Josep Pla 2, Torres Diagonal Litoral B3, 08019 Barcelona (Spain); Gervash, A.; Glazunov, D. [Efremov Research Institute, 189631 St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Chen, J. [Southwestern Institute of Physics, Huangjing Road, Chengdu 610225 (China)


    The preparation of the manufacturing of the ITER first wall involves a qualification stage. The qualification aims at demonstrating that manufacturers can deliver the needed reliability and quality for the beryllium to copper bond, before the manufacturing can commence. The qualification is done on semi-prototype, containing relevant features relative to the beryllium armour (about 1/6 of the panel size). The qualification is done by the participating parties, firstly by a manufacturing semi-prototype and then by testing it under heat flux. One semi-prototype is manufactured and is being tested, and further from other manufacturers are still to come. The qualification programme is accompanied by bond defect investigations, which aim at defining defect acceptance criteria. Qualification and defect acceptance programme are supported by thermal and stress analyses, with good agreement regarding the thermal results, and some insights about the governing factors to bond damage.

  16. The significance of disulfide bonding in biological activity of HB-EGF, a mutagenesis approach


    Hoskins, J.T.; Zhou, Z.; Harding, P A


    A site-directed mutagenesis approach was taken to disrupt each of 3 disulfide bonds within human HB-EGF by substituting serine for both cysteine residues that contribute to disulfide bonding. Each HB-EGF disulfide analogue (HB-EGF-Cys/Ser108/121, HB-EGF-Cys/Ser116/132, and HB-EGF-Cys/Ser134/143) was cloned under the regulation of the mouse metallothionein (MT) promoter and stably expressed in mouse fibroblasts. HB-EGF immunoreactive proteins with Mr of 6.5, 21 and 24kDa were observed from lys...

  17. Disulfide Bond Oxidoreductase DsbA2 of Legionella pneumophila Exhibits Protein Disulfide Isomerase Activity


    Kpadeh, Zegbeh Z.; Jameson-Lee, Max; Anthony J. Yeh; Chertihin, Olga; Shumilin, Igor A.; Dey, Rafik; Day, Shandra R.; Hoffman, Paul S.


    The extracytoplasmic assembly of the Dot/Icm type IVb secretion system (T4SS) of Legionella pneumophila is dependent on correct disulfide bond (DSB) formation catalyzed by a novel and essential disulfide bond oxidoreductase DsbA2 and not by DsbA1, a second nonessential DSB oxidoreductase. DsbA2, which is widely distributed in the microbial world, is phylogenetically distinct from the canonical DsbA oxidase and the DsbC protein disulfide isomerase (PDI)/reductase of Escherichia coli. Here we s...

  18. Polycyclization Enabled by Relay Catalysis: One-Pot Manganese-Catalyzed C-H Allylation and Silver-Catalyzed Povarov Reaction. (United States)

    Chen, Shi-Yong; Li, Qingjiang; Liu, Xu-Ge; Wu, Jia-Qiang; Zhang, Shang-Shi; Wang, Honggen


    In this study, a Mn I /Ag I -based relay catalysis process is described for the one-pot synthesis of polycyclic products by a formal [3+2] and [4+2] cycloaddition reaction cascade. A manganese(I) complex catalyzed the first example of directed C-H allylation with allenes, setting the stage for an in situ Povarov cyclization catalyzed by silver(I). The reaction proceeds with high bond-forming efficiency (three C-C bonds), broad substrate scope, high regio- and stereoselectivity, and 100 % atom economy. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  19. Conserved Water-mediated Hydrogen Bond Network between TM-I, -II, -VI, and -VII in 7TM Receptor Activation* (United States)

    Nygaard, Rie; Valentin-Hansen, Louise; Mokrosinski, Jacek; Frimurer, Thomas M.; Schwartz, Thue W.


    Five highly conserved polar residues connected by a number of structural water molecules together with two rotamer micro-switches, TrpVI:13 and TyrVII:20, constitute an extended hydrogen bond network between the intracellular segments of TM-I, -II, -VI, and -VII of 7TM receptors. Molecular dynamics simulations showed that, although the fewer water molecules in rhodopsin were relatively movable, the hydrogen bond network of the β2-adrenergic receptor was fully loaded with water molecules that were surprisingly immobilized between the two rotamer switches, both apparently being in their closed conformation. Manipulations of the rotamer state of TyrVII:20 and TrpVI:13 demonstrated that these residues served as gates for the water molecules at the intracellular and extracellular ends of the hydrogen bond network, respectively. TrpVI:13 at the bottom of the main ligand-binding pocket was shown to apparently function as a catching trap for water molecules. Mutational analysis of the β2-adrenergic receptor demonstrated that the highly conserved polar residues of the hydrogen bond network were all important for receptor signaling but served different functions, some dampening constitutive activity (AsnI:18, AspII:10, and AsnVII:13), whereas others (AsnVII:12 and AsnVII:16) located one helical turn apart and sharing a water molecule were shown to be essential for agonist-induced signaling. It is concluded that the conserved water hydrogen bond network of 7TM receptors constitutes an extended allosteric interface between the transmembrane segments being of crucial importance for receptor signaling and that part of the function of the rotamer micro-switches, TyrVII:20 and TrpVI:13, is to gate or trap the water molecules. PMID:20395291

  20. Merging Visible Light Photoredox Catalysis with Metal Catalyzed C–H Activations: On the Role of Oxygen and Superoxide Ions as Oxidants

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    Fabry, David C.


    ConspectusThe development of efficient catalytic systems for direct aromatic C-H bond functionalization is a long-desired goal of chemists, because these protocols provide environmental friendly and waste-reducing alternatives to classical methodologies for C-C and C-heteroatom bond formation. A key challenge for these transformations is the reoxidation of the in situ generated metal hydride or low-valent metal complexes of the primary catalytic bond forming cycle. To complete the catalytic cycle and to regenerate the C-H activation catalyst, (super)stoichiometric amounts of Cu(II) or Ag(I) salts have often been applied. Recently,

  1. Crossover between liquidlike and gaslike behavior in C H4 at 400 K (United States)

    Smith, D.; Hakeem, M. A.; Parisiades, P.; Maynard-Casely, H. E.; Foster, D.; Eden, D.; Bull, D. J.; Marshall, A. R. L.; Adawi, A. M.; Howie, R.; Sapelkin, A.; Brazhkin, V. V.; Proctor, J. E.


    We report experimental evidence for a crossover between a liquidlike state and a gaslike state in fluid methane (C H4 ). This crossover is observed in all of our experiments, up to a temperature of 397 K, 2.1 times the critical temperature of methane. The crossover has been characterized with both Raman spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction in a number of separate experiments, and confirmed to be reversible. We associate this crossover with the Frenkel line—a recently hypothesized crossover in dynamic properties of fluids extending to arbitrarily high pressure and temperature, dividing the phase diagram into separate regions where the fluid possesses liquidlike and gaslike properties. On the liquidlike side the Raman-active vibration increases in frequency linearly as pressure is increased, as expected due to the repulsive interaction between adjacent molecules. On the gaslike side this competes with the attractive van der Waals potential leading the vibration frequency to decrease as pressure is increased.

  2. Type AII lantibiotic bovicin HJ50 with a rare disulfide bond: structure, structure-activity relationships and mode of action. (United States)

    Zhang, Jie; Feng, Yingang; Teng, Kunling; Lin, Yuheng; Gao, Yong; Wang, Jinfeng; Zhong, Jin


    Lantibiotics are ribosomally synthesized antimicrobial peptides containing unusual amino acids. As promising alternatives to conventional antibiotics, they have a high potential for alleviating the problem of emergent antibiotic resistance, with possible applications in many industries that have antibacterial demand. Bovicin HJ50 is a type AII lantibiotic, the largest group of lantibiotics, comprising a linear N-terminal region and a globular C-terminal region. Interestingly, bovicin H50 has a disulfide bond that is rare in this group. Owing to limited information about the spatial structures of type AII lantibiotics, the functional regions of this type and the role of the disulfide bond are still unknown. In the present study, we resolved the solution structure of bovicin HJ50 using NMR spectroscopy. This is the first spatial structure of a type AII lantibiotic. Bovicin HJ50 exhibited high flexibility in aqueous solution, whereas varied rigidities were observed in the different rings with the conserved ring A being the most rigid. The charged residues Lys¹¹, Asp¹² and Lys³⁰, as well as the essential disulfide bond were critical for antimicrobial activity. Importantly, bovicin HJ50 showed not only peptidoglycan precursor lipid II-binding ability, but also pore-forming activity, which is significantly different from other bacteriostatic type AII lantibiotics, suggesting a novel antimicrobial mechanism.

  3. Clean and Selective Catalytic C-H alkylation of Alkenes with Environmental friendly Alcohols

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    Poater, Albert


    Bearing the alkylation of alkene substrates using alcohol as solvent, catalysed by the cationic Ru-based catalyst [(C6H6)(PCy3)(CO)RuH]+, DFT calculations have been carried out to get mechanistic insights of such an environmental friendly reaction. Hard experimental conditions of Yi and coworkers [Science2011, 333, 1613] allow the formation of a C-C bond between indene and ethanol. The predicted mechanism suggests a cationic Ru-alkenyl species once two equivalents of indene interact releasing a molecule of indane subproduct. Then, oxidative addition of the Csingle bondO bond of alcohol to Ru-alkenyl species leads to Ru-alkenyl-alkyl species, followed by the reductive elimination process produces the desired alkylation product and a Ru-hydroxo complex. Finally, vinylic Csingle bondH activation and water elimination regenerates the Ru-alkenyl species. In this paper we present a full description of the complete reaction pathway along with possible alternative pathways, which are predicted to display higher upper barriers. Furthermore, the present study explains the possible reasons for the absence of undesired products such as indene dimer or hydroxylated indene in the experiments.


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    Full Text Available Value of adhesion bond between mineral surface of acid quartz materials and organic binder (bitumen has a great significance while forming structure of asphalt concrete strengthening. It has been established theoretically and experimentally that that the bond is insignificant and it causes premature destruction of structure for asphalt-binding substance and finally asphalt concrete. In this connection the relevant objective of the paper is a search for efficient methods for strengthening of adhesion bonds between the indicated structural components. A development for obtaining mineral powders from used molding sand activated by various hydrofobisation methods plays rather important role in that matter. The development of several methods for obtainment of activated mineral powders from used molding sand and also know-how pertaining to behavior of asphalt concrete formed on their basis have made it possible to create rational technologies which are applicable under operational conditions of the specified asphalt concrete plants in any region. The executed investigations on hydrofobisation of particles surface for the used molding sand with the help of sodium alkyl siliconates have established the basis for development of new efficient method for obtaining activated mineral powders from the used molding sand. The method presupposes treatment of the used molding sand in the process of mill flow in a ball drum while using sodium ethyl siliconate (0.3–0.7 % as compared with the mass of mineral raw material. Juvenile particle surface of fresh milled powder from the used molding sand has a maximum activity among the known filling compounds in relation to althin and this phenomenon can be explained by additional structure-forming impact of chemically active organic foundry binding agents which are contained in the used molding sand. That particular property allows to use widely powder from the used molding sand which contains uncured althin as a

  5. Thin films of hydrogenated amorphous carbon (a-C:H) obtained through chemical vapor deposition assisted by plasma; Peliculas delgadas de carbono amorfo hidrogenado (a-C:H) obtenidas mediante deposito quimico de vapores asistido por plasma

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    Mejia H, J.A.; Camps C, E.E.; Escobar A, L.; Romero H, S.; Chirino O, S. [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Muhl S, S. [IIM-UNAM, 04510 Mexico D.F. (Mexico)


    Films of hydrogenated amorphous carbon (a-C:H) were deposited using one source of microwave plasma with magnetic field (type ECR), using mixtures of H{sub 2}/CH{sub 4} in relationship of 80/20 and 95/05 as precursory gases, with work pressures of 4X10{sup -4} to 6x10{sup -4} Torr and an incident power of the discharge of microwaves with a constant value of 400 W. It was analyzed the influence among the properties of the films, as the deposit rate, the composition and the bonding types, and the deposit conditions, such as the flow rates of the precursory gases and the polarization voltage of the sample holders. (Author)

  6. Bracket bond strength with transillumination of a light-activated orthodontic adhesive. (United States)

    Oesterle, L J; Shellhart, W C


    The literature describes transillumination as a means of curing orthodontic light-cured composite adhesive. The literature also recommends a 2 to 3 times increase in light exposure time when light curing using transillumination. The purpose of this study was to determine the transmittance of the curing light through human enamel and the effect of transillumination on the bond strength of orthodontic brackets. One hundred extracted human maxillary incisors were used in this study. Brackets with orthodontic composite adhesive were placed on the labial surface of the incisors and light cured from either the labial or the lingual (transillumination). The control sample was cured from the labial for a total of 40 seconds of light exposure. Experimental samples were cured from the lingual (transillumination) for 20, 30, 40, or 50 seconds. The shear-peel bond strengths were tested at 30 minutes and 24 hours after light application. The results of this study demonstrated no statistically significant difference between 40 seconds of labial curing and most of the lingually cured groups. The only experimental group that differed statistically from the control group was the 40-second lingual cure group tested at 30 minutes after light application. Actual bond strengths, however, were lower for all experimental samples. The samples tested at 24 hours that received 50 seconds of transillumination were nearly the same as the control values. This study demonstrated that transillumination of maxillary incisors is an acceptable method of curing orthodontic adhesive, particularly if the exposure time is increased from 40 to 50 seconds.

  7. Solubilization and folding of a fully active recombinant Gaussia luciferase with native disulfide bonds by using a SEP-Tag. (United States)

    Rathnayaka, Tharangani; Tawa, Minako; Nakamura, Takashi; Sohya, Shihori; Kuwajima, Kunihiro; Yohda, Masafumi; Kuroda, Yutaka


    Gaussia luciferase (GLuc) is the smallest known bioluminescent protein and is attracting much attention as a potential reporter protein. However, its 10 disulfide bond forming cysteines have hampered the efficient production of recombinant GLuc and thus limited its use in bio-imaging application. Here, we demonstrate that the addition of a short solubility enhancement peptide tag (SEP-Tag) to the C-terminus of GLuc (GLuc-C9D) significantly increased the fraction of soluble protein at a standard expression temperature. The expression time was much shorter, and the final yield of GLuc-C9D was significantly higher than with our previous pCold expression system. Reversed phase HPLC indicated that the GLuc-C9D variant folded with a single disulfide bond pattern after proper oxidization. Further, the thermal denaturation of GLuc-C9D was completely reversible, and its secondary structure content remained unchanged until 40°C as assessed by CD spectroscopy. The (1)H-NMR spectrum of GLuc indicated sharp well dispersed peaks typical for natively folded proteins. GLuc-C9D bioluminescence activity was strong and fully retained even after incubation at high temperatures. These results suggest that solubilization using SEP-Tags can be useful for producing large quantities of proteins containing multiple disulfide bonds. Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  8. Intramolecular disulfide bonds are required for folding hydrolase B into a catalytically active conformation but not for maintaining it during catalysis. (United States)

    Song, Xiulong; Gragen, Sarah; Li, Yuxin; Ma, Yuzhong; Liu, Jirong; Yang, Dongfang; Matoney, Lynn; Yan, Bingfang


    Carboxylesterases represent a large class of hydrolytic enzymes that are involved in lipid metabolism, pharmacological determination, and detoxication of organophosphorus pesticides. These enzymes have several notable structural features including two intramolecular disulfide bonds. This study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that the disulfide bonds are required during catalysis by stabilizing the catalytically active conformation. Hydrolase B, a rat liver microsomal carboxylesterase, was reduced by dithiothreitol, electrophoretically separated and assayed for hydrolysis. Contrary to the hypothesis, reduced hydrolase B was as active as the native enzyme on the hydrolysis of 1-naphthylacetate, and sulfhydryl alkylation following reduction caused no changes in the hydrolytic activity. Interestingly, substitution of a disulfide bond-forming cysteine with an alanine caused marked reduction or complete loss of the catalytic activity, suggesting that disulfide bond formation plays a role in the biosynthetic process of hydrolase B. In support of this notion, refolding experiments restored a significant amount of hydrolytic activity when hydrolase B was unfolded with urea alone. In contrast, little activity was restored when unfolding was performed in the presence of reducing agent dithiothreitol. These results suggest that formation of the disulfide bonds plays a critical role in folding hydrolase B into the catalytically active conformation, and that the disulfide bonds play little role or function redundantly in maintaining this conformation during catalysis.

  9. Developing ligands for palladium(II)-catalyzed C-H functionalization: intimate dialogue between ligand and substrate. (United States)

    Engle, Keary M; Yu, Jin-Quan


    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 Perspective, 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.

  10. An unusual endo-selective C-H hydroarylationof norbornene by the Rh(I)-catalyzed reactionof benzamides. (United States)

    Shibata, Kaname; Natsui, Satoko; Tobisu, Mamoru; Fukumoto, Yoshiya; Chatani, Naoto


    Hydroarylation is an environmentally attractive strategy which incorporates all of the atoms contained in the substrates into the desired products. Almost all the hydroarylations of norbornene reported to date involve an exo-selective reaction. Here we show the endo-selective hydroarylation of norbornene in the Rh(I)-catalyzed reaction of aromatic amides. The addition of sterically bulky carboxylic acids enhances the endo-selectivity of the reaction. The results of deuterium-labeling experiments show that both the ortho-carbon and the ortho-hydrogen atoms of aromatic amides were attached to the same carbon atom of the norbornane skeleton in the hydroarylation product. These results clearly suggest that hydrometalation or carbometalation, which are commonly accepted mechanisms for the catalytic hydroarylation of C-H bonds, are not involved as the key step in the present reaction, and suggest that the reaction involves a rhodium carbene complex generated from norbornene as the key intermediate.

  11. Understanding the differential performance of Rh2(esp)2 as a catalyst for C-H amination. (United States)

    Zalatan, David N; Du Bois, J


    Catalytic amination of saturated C-H bonds is performed efficiently with the use of Rh(2)(esp)(2). Efforts to identify pathways for catalyst degradation and/or arrest have revealed a single-electron oxidation event that gives rise to a red-colored, mixed-valence dimer, [Rh(2)(esp)(2)](+). This species is fortuitously reduced by carboxylic acid, a byproduct generated in the reaction cycle with each turnover of the diacyloxyiodine oxidant. These findings have led to the conclusion that the high performance of Rh(2)(esp)(2) is due in part to the superior kinetic stability of its one-electron oxidized form relative to other dimeric Rh complexes.

  12. A Ni(iii) complex stabilized by silica nanoparticles as an efficient nanoheterogeneous catalyst for oxidative C-H fluoroalkylation. (United States)

    Khrizanforov, Mikhail N; Fedorenko, Svetlana V; Strekalova, Sofia O; Kholin, Kirill V; Mustafina, Asiya R; Zhilkin, Mikhail Ye; Khrizanforova, Vera V; Osin, Yuri N; Salnikov, Vadim V; Gryaznova, Tatyana V; Budnikova, Yulia H


    We have developed Ni(III)-doped silica nanoparticles ([(bpy)xNi(III)]@SiO2) as a recyclable, low-leaching, and efficient oxidative functionalization nanocatalyst for aromatic C-H bonds. The catalyst is obtained by doping the complex [(bpy)3Ni(II)] on silica nanoparticles along with its subsequent electrooxidation to [(bpy)xNi(III)] without an additional oxidant. The coupling reaction of arenes with perfluoroheptanoic acid occurs with 100% conversion of reactants in a single step at room temperature under nanoheterogeneous conditions. The catalyst content is only 1% with respect to the substrates under electrochemical regeneration conditions. The catalyst can be easily separated from the reaction mixture and reused a minimum of five times. The results emphasize immobilization on the silica support and the electrochemical regeneration of Ni(III) complexes as a facile route for developing an efficient nanocatalyst for oxidative functionalization.

  13. Adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system-applied QSAR with bond dissociation energy for antioxidant activities of phenolic compounds. (United States)

    Jhin, Changho; Nho, Chu Won; Hwang, Keum Taek


    The aim of this study was to develop quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) models for predicting antioxidant activities of phenolic compounds. The bond dissociation energy of O-H bond (BDE) was calculated by semi-empirical quantum chemical methods. As a new parameter for QSAR models, sum of reciprocals of BDE of enol and phenol groups (X BDE ) was calculated. Significant correlations were observed between X BDE and antioxidant activities, and X BDE was introduced as a parameter for developing QSAR models. Linear regression-applied QSAR models and adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS)-applied QSAR models were developed. QSAR models by both of linear regression and ANFIS achieved high prediction accuracies. Among the developed models, ANFIS-applied models achieved better prediction accuracies than linear regression-applied models. From these results, the proposed parameter of X BDE was confirmed as an appropriate variable for predicting and analysing antioxidant activities of phenolic compounds. Also, the ANFIS could be applied on QSAR models to improve prediction accuracy.

  14. A Kinetic Insight into the Activation of n-Octane with Alkaline-Earth ...

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    catalytic performance in these reactions depends on the acid- base properties of the catalyst, in addition to isolated cations capable of activating C-H bonds and sites that can activate the oxygen.4 Hydroxyapatite (HAp) has acid-base character, offers high stability, allows substitution into the apatite structure and.

  15. A visible light-activated direct-bonding material: An in vivo comparative study


    O'Brien, K. D.; Read, M. J F; Sandison, R. J.; Roberts, C. T.


    A clinical trial was carried out to evaluate and compare the clinical performance of a visible light-cured material with a chemically cured adhesive. This was used in combination with two types of bracket base. Fifty-two patients entered the trial and 542 bracket bases were placed. The incidence and site of bond failure were recorded. The overall failure rate for the light-cured material in combination with both types of bracket was 4.7% and 6% for the chemical-cured adhesive. There were no s...

  16. Carbon-hydrogen activation of cycloalkanes by cyclopentadienylcarbonylrhodium--a lifetime enigma. (United States)

    Pitts, Amanda L; Wriglesworth, Alisdair; Sun, Xue-Zhong; Calladine, James A; Zarić, Snežana D; George, Michael W; Hall, Michael B


    Carbon-hydrogen bond activation reactions of four cycloalkanes (C5H10, C6H12, C7H14, and C8H16) by the Cp'Rh(CO) fragments (Cp' = η(5)-C5H5 (Cp) or η(5)-C5Me5 (Cp*)) were modeled theoretically by combining density functional and coupled cluster theories, and their reaction rates were measured by fast time-resolved infrared spectroscopy. The reaction has two steps, starting with the formation of a σ-complex intermediate, followed by oxidative addition of the C-H bond by the rhodium. A range of σ-complex stabilities among the electronically unique C-H bonds in a cycloalkane were calculated and are related to the individual strengths of the C-H bond's interactions with the Rh fragment and the steric repulsion that is incurred upon forming the specific σ-complex. The unexpectedly large increase in the lifetimes of the σ-complexes from cyclohexane to cycloheptane was predicted to be due to the large range of stabilities of the different σ-complexes found for cycloheptane. The reaction lifetimes were simulated with two mechanisms, with and without migrations among the different σ-complexes, to determine if ring migrations prior to C-H activation were influencing the rate. Both mechanisms predicted similar lifetimes for cyclopentane, cyclohexane, and, to a lesser extent, cycloheptane, suggesting ring migrations do not have a large impact on the rate of C-H activation for these cycloalkanes. For cyclooctane, the inclusion of ring migrations in the reaction mechanism led to a more accurate prediction of the lifetime, indicating that ring migrations did have an effect on the rate of C-H activation for this alkane, and that migration among the σ-complexes is faster than the C-H activation for this larger cycloalkane.

  17. The entrapment of BaIb in PVP additives to form stable double active amorphous drug by hydrogen bonds (United States)

    Safna Hussan K., P.; Thayyil, Mohamed Shahin; Deshpande, S. K.; Jinitha T., V.


    A stable amorphous drug with increased shelf life is synthesized by entrapping the double active pharmaceutical ingredient benzalkonium ibuprofenate (antibacterial as well as anti-inflammatory) in Polyvinyle pyrrollidone exceipient using stoichiometric metathesis reaction. The interaction between the drug and the additive were studied with the help of various experimental techniques. FTIR spectroscopy exposed the intermolecular hydrogen bonding between BaIb and PVP. The shelf life of the amorphous binary mixture is predicted with the help of continious XRD taken at regular interval of time. Molecular dynamics were studied with the help of BDS from deep glassy state in a wide frequency range revealed that it's a good fragile glass former.

  18. Microfluidic DNA microarrays in PMMA chips: streamlined fabrication via simultaneous DNA immobilization and bonding activation by brief UV exposure

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    Sabourin, David; Petersen, J; Snakenborg, Detlef


    This report presents and describes a simple and scalable method for producing functional DNA microarrays within enclosed polymeric, PMMA, microfluidic devices. Brief (30 s) exposure to UV simultaneously immobilized poly(T)poly(C)-tagged DNA probes to the surface of unmodified PMMA and activated...... the surface for bonding below the glass transition temperature of the bulk PMMA. Functionality and validation of the enclosed PMMA microarrays was demonstrated as 18 patients were correctly genotyped for all eight mutation sites in the HBB gene interrogated. The fabrication process therefore produced probes...

  19. Up-scaling the production of modified a-C:H coatings in the framework of plasma polymerization processes (United States)

    Corbella, C.; Bialuch, I.; Kleinschmidt, M.; Bewilogua, K.


    Hydrogenated amorphous carbon (a-C:H) films with silicon and oxygen additions, which exhibit mechanical, tribological and wetting properties adequate for protective coating performance, have been synthesized at room temperature in a small- (0.1 m 3) and a large-scale (1 m 3) coaters by low-pressure Plasma-Activated Chemical Vapour Deposition (PACVD). Hence, a-C:H:Si and a-C:H:Si:O coatings were produced in atmospheres of tetramethylsilane (TMS) and hexamethyldisiloxane (HMDSO), respectively, excited either by radiofrequency (RF - small scale) or by pulsed-DC power (large scale). Argon was employed as a carrier gas to stabilize the glow discharge. Several series of 2-5 μm thick coatings have been prepared at different mass deposition rates, Rm, by varying total gas flow, F, and input power, W. Arrhenius-type plots of Rm/ F vs. ( W/ F) -1 show linear behaviours for both plasma reactors, as expected for plasma polymerization processes at moderated energies. The calculation of apparent activation energy, Ea, in each series permitted us to define the regimes of energy-deficient and monomer-deficient PACVD processes as a function of the key parameter W/ F. Moreover, surface properties of the modified a-C:H coatings, such as contact angle, abrasive wear rate and hardness, appear also correlated to this parameter. This work shows an efficient methodology to scale up PACVD processes from small, lab-scale plasma machines to industrial plants by the unique evaluation of macroscopic parameters of deposition.

  20. Formation of sulfido ciobium complexes through C-S bond activation

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    Azevedo Nélio Pires


    Full Text Available Upon reacting (eta5-C5H52NbCl2, eta5-C5H5 = Cp, and (Ph3Sn(SPh, in THF, (eta5-C5H52Nb(Cl(mu-SSn(Ph3(Cl, 1, and (eta5-C5H52Nb(SCl, 2, were obtained. Complexes 1 and 2 were characterized by IR, ¹H-NMR, 13C-NMR, Mössbauer spectroscopies, elemental analysis as well as by atomic absorption. Hydrolysis of 1 yielded the mu-oxo species, (eta5-C5H52Nb(Cl(mu-OSn(Ph3Cl, 3, which was characterized by IR, ¹H-NMR, 13C-NMR and Mössbauer spectroscopies, elemental analysis, atomic absorption as well as by X-ray crystallography. It crystallizes in the space group Pca2(1 with a = 17.282(3, b = 18.122(4, c = 17.3269(2, V = 5426.2(16 ų, and Z = 8. Additional studies indicated that the complexes were formed as a result of the nucleophilic displacement of the niobium-chloride bond by the thiolate ligand followed by a C-S bond cleavage. The cleavage occurs with an excess of the thiolate compound equal to or greater than 2:1.

  1. Study of the hydrogen behavior in amorphous hydrogenated materials of type a - C:H and a - SiC:H facing fusion reactor plasma; Etude du comportament de l`hydrogene dans des materiaux amorphes hydrogenes de type a - C:H et a - SiC:H devant faire face au plasma des reacteurs a fusion

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    Barbier, G. [Lyon-1 Univ., 69 - Villeurbanne (France). Inst. de Physique Nucleaire


    Plasma facing components of controlled fusion test devices (tokamaks) are submitted to several constraints (irradiation, high temperatures). The erosion (physical sputtering and chemical erosion) and the hydrogen recycling (retention and desorption) of these materials influence many plasma parameters and thus affect drastically the tokamak running. First, we will describe the different plasma-material interactions. It will be pointed out, how erosion and hydrogen recycling are strongly related to both chemical and physical properties of the material. In order to reduce these interactions, we have selected two amorphous hydrogenated materials (a-C:H and a-SiC:H), which are known for their good thermal and chemical qualities. Some samples have been then implanted with lithium ions at different fluences. Our materials have been then irradiated with deuterium ions at low energy. From our results, it is shown that both the lithium implantation and the use of an a - SiC:H substrate can be beneficial in enhancing the hydrogen retention. These results were completed with thermal desorption studies of these materials. It was evidenced that the hydrogen fixation was more efficient in a-SiC:H than in a-C:H substrate. Results in good agreement with those described above have been obtained by exposing a - C:H and a - SiC:H samples to the scrape off layer of the tokamak of Varennes (TdeV, Canada). A modelling of hydrogen diffusion under irradiation has been also proposed. (author) 176 refs.

  2. Infrared spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory of crystalline β-2,4,6,8,10,12-hexanitrohexaaziosowurtzitane (β CL-20) in the region of its C-H stretching vibrations (United States)

    Behler, K. D.; Pesce-Rodriguez, R.; Cabalo, J.; Sausa, R.


    Molecular vibrational spectroscopy provides a useful tool for material characterization and model verification. We examine the CH stretching fundamental and overtones of energetic material β-2,4,6,8,10,12-hexanitrohexaaziosowurtzitane (β-CL-20) by Raman spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, and Laser Photoacoustic Overtone Spectroscopy, and utilize Density Functional Theory to calculate the C-H bond energy of β-CL-20 in a crystal. The spectra reveal four intense and distinct features, whose analysis yields C-H stretching fundamental frequencies and anharmonicity values that range from 3137 to 3170 cm-1 and 53.8 to 58.8 cm-1, respectively. From these data, we estimate an average value of 42,700 cm-1 (5.29 eV) for the C-H bond energy, a value that agrees with our quantum mechanical calculations.

  3. Tribological properties of a-C:H:N thin films prepared using C{sub 2}H{sub 2} and N{sub 2} by CFUBM sputtering method

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    Park, Yong Seob; Cho, Hyung Jun [School of Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University (Korea, Republic of); Hong, Byungyou [School of Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University (Korea, Republic of); Center for Advanced Plasma Surface Technology, Sungkyunkwan University (Korea, Republic of)], E-mail:


    In this work, nitrogenated a-C:H (a-C:H:N) films were prepared using the closed-field unbalanced magnetron (CFUBM) sputtering method on Si substrate with graphite target in a Ar + C{sub 2}H{sub 2} + N{sub 2} plasma. We changed the ratio of nitrogen and acethylene gases used as reaction gas and applied the negative DC bias voltage of - 200 V. The tribological properties of a-C:H:N films were observed. In the result, the increase of N{sub 2} as the reaction gas in the plasma showed the growth rate and the N atomic ratio in the films increased markedly. Raman spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy were used to investigate the chemical bonding structure and sp{sup 3} fraction in the film. As a result, the film had the improvement of the physical properties such as the high hardness of 29 GPa, elastic modulus of 276 GPa and good adhesion of 35 N between a-C:H:N films and substrate. Also, N incorporated a-C:H films exhibited lower friction coefficient than a-C:H film without N. Consequently, the addition of N atoms in the a-C:H film was observed to improve the tribological properties of the film.


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    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of the present study is to assess the effect of five different silane activation temperatures and eight activation methods on the tensile bond strength between one veneering porcelain and one composite resin material. Material and methods: A total of 81 ceramic rods were made of EX-3 veneering ceramic (Kuraray Noritake Dental, Japan. Sintered ceramic bars were grinded with diamond disks to size 10x2x2mm ± 0,05mm. The front part of each bar was polished. After ultrasonic cleaning in distilled water, the specimens were divided into nine groups. Silane was activated with air at room temperature, 38º С, 50º С, 100º С, 120º С using a custom made blow drier. In a silicone mold, a composite resin Z250 (3М ESPE, St. Paul, USA was condensed toward the bond ceramic surface. A total of 81 specimens approximately 2,0 cm long were prepared for tensile bond testing. One way ANOVA, followed by Bonferroni and Games-Howell tests were used for statistical analysis. Results: The lowest tensile bond strength was observed in the control group (3,51MPa. Group 2 yielded the highest bond strength among all groups (19,54MPa. Silane heat treatment enhanced the bond strength for all treatment methods. Within the polished specimens, the highest bond strength was yielded with warm air at 120ºС (11,31MPa. Conclusion: The most effective method for bonding Z250 composite resin to EX-3 veneering ceramic includes HF etching, silane, and adhesive resin. The most effective heat treatment method for bonding is hot air at 120ºС.

  5. Palladium- and copper-mediated N-aryl bond formation reactions for the synthesis of biological active compounds

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    Burkhard Koenig


    Full Text Available N-Arylated aliphatic and aromatic amines are important substituents in many biologically active compounds. In the last few years, transition-metal-mediated N-aryl bond formation has become a standard procedure for the introduction of amines into aromatic systems. While N-arylation of simple aromatic halides by simple amines works with many of the described methods in high yield, the reactions may require detailed optimization if applied to the synthesis of complex molecules with additional functional groups, such as natural products or drugs. We discuss and compare in this review the three main N-arylation methods in their application to the synthesis of biologically active compounds: Palladium-catalysed Buchwald–Hartwig-type reactions, copper-mediated Ullmann-type and Chan–Lam-type N-arylation reactions. The discussed examples show that palladium-catalysed reactions are favoured for large-scale applications and tolerate sterically demanding substituents on the coupling partners better than Chan–Lam reactions. Chan–Lam N-arylations are particularly mild and do not require additional ligands, which facilitates the work-up. However, reaction times can be very long. Ullmann- and Buchwald–Hartwig-type methods have been used in intramolecular reactions, giving access to complex ring structures. All three N-arylation methods have specific advantages and disadvantages that should be considered when selecting the reaction conditions for a desired C–N bond formation in the course of a total synthesis or drug synthesis.

  6. Active application of primer acid on acid-treated enamel: Influence on the bond effectiveness of self-etch adhesives systems. (United States)

    Araújo, Cíntia Tereza Pimenta; Prieto, Lúcia Trazzi; Costa, Daiane Cristianismo; Bosso, Mariana Avalone; Coppini, Erick Kamiya; Dias, Carlos Tadeu Santos; Paulillo, Luis Alexandre Maffei Sartini


    Evaluate the composite-to-enamel bond after passive or active application of self-etching primer systems on polished or pre-etched enamel with phosphoric acid. Two self-etch adhesives systems (SEAS) were used: Clearfil SE Bond and Easy Bond. Third human molars were divided into 8 groups (N = 10). The crown of each tooth was sectioned into halves and the mesial/distal surfaces were used. The adhesives were actively or passively applied on enamel with or without prior phosphoric-acid etching. Resin composite cylinders were built after adhesive application. After stored in relative humidity for 24 hr/37°C the specimens were subjected to microshear test in universal testing a machine at a crosshead speed of 0.5 mm/minute. The results were analyzed with three-way ANOVA and the Tukey test. The enamel-etching pattern was evaluated under SEM. The 2-step SEAS system presented significantly higher adhesive bond strength means (47.37 MPa) than the 1-step (36.87 MPa). A poor enamel- etching pattern was observed in active mode showing irregular and short resin tags, however there was not compromised the bond strength. Active or passive application produced similar values of bond strength to enamel regardless of enamel pretreatment and type of SEAS. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  7. Copper-promoted methylene C-H oxidation to a ketone derivative by O2. (United States)

    Deville, Claire; McKee, Vickie; McKenzie, Christine J


    The methylene group of the ligand 1,2-di(pyridin-2-yl)-ethanone oxime (dpeo) is slowly oxygenated by the O2 in air under ambient conditions when [Cu(dpeo)2](ClO4)2 is dissolved in ethanol or acetonitrile. An initial transient ketone product, 2-(hydroxyimino)-1,2-di(pyridine-2-yl)ethanone, (hidpe) was characterized in the heteroleptic copper(ii) complex [Cu(bpca)(hidpe)](ClO4). The co-ligand in this complex, N-(2'-pyridylcarbonyl)pyridine-2-carboximidate (bpca(-)), is derived from a copper-promoted Beckmann rearrangement of hidpe. In the presence of bromide only [Cu(bpca)Br] is isolated. When significant water is present in reaction mixtures copper complexes of dpeo, hidpe and bpca(-) are not recovered and [Cu(pic)2H2O] is isolated. This occurs since two equivalents of picolinate are ultimately generated from one equivalent of oxidized and hydrolysed dpeo. The copper-dependent O2 activation and consequent stoichiometric dpeo C-H oxidation is reminiscent of the previously observed catalysis of dpeo oxidation by Mn(ii) [C. Deville, S. K. Padamati, J. Sundberg, V. McKee, W. R. Browne, C. J. McKenzie, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 545-549]. By contrast dpeo oxidation is not observed during complexation reactions with other late transition metal(ii) ions (M = Fe, Co, Ni, Zn) under aerobic conditions. In these cases bis and tris complexes of bidentate dpeo are isolated in good yields. It is interesting to note that dpeo is not oxidised by H2O2 in the absence of Cu or Mn, suggesting that metal-based oxidants capable of C-H activation are produced from the dpeo-Cu/Mn systems and specifically O2. The metastable copper complexes [Cu(dpeo)2](ClO4)2 and [Cu(bpca)(hidpe)](ClO4), along with [NiX2(dpeo)2] (X = Cl, Br), [Ni(dpeo)3](ClO4)2, [Co(dpeo)3](ClO4)3 and the mixed valence complex [Fe(III)Fe(dpeo-H)3(dpeo)3](PF6)4, have been structurally characterized.

  8. Synthesis, crystal structures, hydrogen bonding graph-sets and ...

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    The complex consists of discrete cations (+II) and one perchlorate anion, the cations existing in a slightly distorted octahedral complex with bonding through the heterocyclic and oxime nitrogen atoms. The structure is held together through N-H…O, O-H…O and C-H...O hydrogen bonds occurring between the coordinated ...

  9. Red-Shifting versus Blue-Shifting Hydrogen Bonds: Perspective from Ab Initio Valence Bond Theory. (United States)

    Chang, Xin; Zhang, Yang; Weng, Xinzhen; Su, Peifeng; Wu, Wei; Mo, Yirong


    Both proper, red-shifting and improper, blue-shifting hydrogen bonds have been well-recognized with enormous experimental and computational studies. The current consensus is that there is no difference in nature between these two kinds of hydrogen bonds, where the electrostatic interaction dominates. Since most if not all the computational studies are based on molecular orbital theory, it would be interesting to gain insight into the hydrogen bonds with modern valence bond (VB) theory. In this work, we performed ab initio VBSCF computations on a series of hydrogen-bonding systems, where the sole hydrogen bond donor CF3H interacts with ten hydrogen bond acceptors Y (═NH2CH3, NH3, NH2Cl, OH(-), H2O, CH3OH, (CH3)2O, F(-), HF, or CH3F). This series includes four red-shifting and six blue-shifting hydrogen bonds. Consistent with existing findings in literature, VB-based energy decomposition analyses show that electrostatic interaction plays the dominating role and polarization plays the secondary role in all these hydrogen-bonding systems, and the charge transfer interaction, which denotes the hyperconjugation effect, contributes only slightly to the total interaction energy. As VB theory describes any real chemical bond in terms of pure covalent and ionic structures, our fragment interaction analysis reveals that with the approaching of a hydrogen bond acceptor Y, the covalent state of the F3C-H bond tends to blue-shift, due to the strong repulsion between the hydrogen atom and Y. In contrast, the ionic state F3C(-) H(+) leads to the red-shifting of the C-H vibrational frequency, owing to the attraction between the proton and Y. Thus, the relative weights of the covalent and ionic structures essentially determine the direction of frequency change. Indeed, we find the correlation between the structural weights and vibrational frequency changes.

  10. Elemental (C, H, N) composition of zooplankton from north Arabian Sea

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    Matondkar, S.G.P.; Bhat, K.L.; Ansari, Z.A.; Parulekar, A.H.

    Zooplankton samples collected from north Arabian Sea during March 1992 were analysed for elemental (C,H,N) composition. Estimated carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen concentrations displayed variations among different groups but their ratios were nearly...

  11. Cooperative Al-H Bond Activation in DIBAL-H: Catalytic Generation of an Alumenium-Ion-Like Lewis Acid for Hydrodefluorinative Friedel-Crafts Alkylation. (United States)

    Forster, Francis; Metsänen, Toni T; Irran, Elisabeth; Hrobárik, Peter; Oestreich, Martin


    The Ru-S bond in Ohki-Tatsumi complexes breaks oligomeric DIBAL-H structures into their more reactive monomer. That deaggregation is coupled to heterolytic Al-H bond activation at the Ru-S bond, formally splitting the Al-H linkage into hydride and an alumenium ion. The molecular structure of these Lewis pairs was established crystallographically, revealing an additional Ru-Al interaction next to the Ru-H and Al-S bonds. That bonding situation was further analyzed by quantum-chemical calculations and is best described as a three-center-two-electron (3c2e) donor-acceptor σ(Ru-H) → Al interaction. Despite the extra stabilization of the aluminum center by the interaction with both the sulfur atom and the Ru-H bond, the hydroalane adducts are found to be stronger Lewis acids and electrophiles than the free ruthenium catalyst and DIBAL-H in its different aggregation states. Hence, the DIBAL-H molecule and its Al-H bond are activated by the Ru-S bond, but these hydroalane adducts are not to be mistaken as sulfur-stabilized alumenium ions in a strict sense. The Ohki-Tatsumi complexes catalyze C(sp(3))-F bond cleavage with DIBAL-H, and the catalytic setup is applied to hydrodefluorinative Friedel-Crafts alkylations. A broad range of CF3-substituted arenes is efficiently converted into unsymmetrical diarylmethanes with various arenes as nucleophiles. Computed fluoride-ion affinities (FIAs) of the hydroalane adducts as well as DIBAL-H in its aggregation states support this experimental finding.

  12. [Ru(TPP)CO]-catalysed intramolecular benzylic C-H bond amination, affording phenanthridine and dihydrophenanthridine derivatives. (United States)

    Intrieri, Daniela; Mariani, Matteo; Caselli, Alessandro; Ragaini, Fabio; Gallo, Emma


    Shedding light on azides: [Ru(TPP)CO] (TPP=tetraphenyl porphyrin dianion), white light and O(2) were found to be a suitable catalyst combination to perform the annulation of several biaryl azides. The high chemoselectivity of the process allows the synthesis of phenanthridines and dihydrophenanthridines in good yield and purity. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  13. Medium effects on a C-H bond fission reaction. Solvent and salt effects on the solvolysis of arylsulfonylmethyl perchlorates.

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    Menninga, Lubbertus


    In this thesis, medium effects on the general basecatelyzed solvolysis of two arylsulfonylmethyl perchlorates are described and analyzed in some detail. For the aqueous media, special attention is given to possible effects due to changes in diffusionally averaged water structure. ... Zie: Summary

  14. Short Synthesis of Sulfur Analogues of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons through Three Palladium-Catalyzed C-H Bond Arylations. (United States)

    Hagui, Wided; Besbes, Néji; Srasra, Ezzeddine; Roisnel, Thierry; Soulé, Jean-François; Doucet, Henri


    An expeditious synthesis of a wide range of phenanthro[9,10-b]thiophene derivatives, which are a class of polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) containing a sulfur atom, is reported. The synthetic scheme involves only two operations from commercially available thiophenes, 2-bromobenzenesulfonyl chlorides and aryl bromides. In the first step, palladium-catalyzed desulfitative arylation using 2-bromobenzenesulfonyl chlorides allows the synthesis of thiophene derivatives, which are substituted at the C4 position by an aryl group containing an ortho-bromo substituent. Then, a palladium-catalyzed one-pot cascade intermolecular C5-arylation of thiophene using aryl bromides followed by intramolecular arylation led to the corresponding phenanthro[9,10-b]thiophenes in a single operation. In addition, PAHs containing two or three sulfur atoms, as well as both sulfur and nitrogen atoms, were also designed by this strategy.

  15. Palladium-Catalyzed Domino Heck/Intermolecular C-H Bond Functionalization: Efficient Synthesis of Alkylated Polyfluoroarene Derivatives. (United States)

    Wu, Xin-Xing; Chen, Wen-Long; Shen, Yi; Chen, Si; Xu, Peng-Fei; Liang, Yong-Min


    An efficient palladium-catalyzed alkylation of electron-deficient polyfluoroarenes is described. The protocol provides a useful and operationally simple access to a broad scope of alkylated polyfluoroarene derivatives in moderate to excellent yields. This also represents the first example of the introduction of a polyfluoroarene structure involving an alkylpalladium(II) intermediate.

  16. Structure and Friction Behavior of CrNx/a-C:H Nanocomposite Films

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    Lunlin Shang


    Full Text Available CrN and CrNx/a-C:H nanocomposite films were deposited on Si substrates by the magnetron sputtering technique. The structure, chemical state, and friction behavior of the CrNx/a-C:H films prepared at various CH4 content were studied systematically. The CrN film shows strong (111 and (220 orientation, while the CrNx/a-C:H films consist of the nanocrystalline CrNx or Cr particles embedded in an amorphous hydrocarbon (a-C:H matrix and show weak diffraction peaks, which is in accordance with the XPS analysis results. The typical Raman D and G peaks are observed, indicating that the separated amorphous carbon or CNx phase appears in the CrNx/a-C:H films. However, no chromium carbide was observed in all the as-deposited samples. From the SEM graphs, all the deposited films depicted a dense and compact microstructure with well-attached interface with the substrate. The average friction coefficient of the CrNx/a-C:H films largely decreased with increasing CH4 content.

  17. Methandiide as a non-innocent ligand in carbene complexes: from the electronic structure to bond activation reactions and cooperative catalysis. (United States)

    Becker, Julia; Modl, Tanja; Gessner, Viktoria H


    The synthesis of a ruthenium carbene complex based on a sulfonyl-substituted methandiide and its application in bond activation reactions and cooperative catalysis is reported. In the complex, the metal-carbon interaction can be tuned between a Ru-C single bond with additional electrostatic interactions and a Ru=C double bond, thus allowing the control of the stability and reactivity of the complex. Hence, activation of polar and non-polar bonds (O-H, H-H) as well as dehydrogenation reactions become possible. In these reactions the carbene acts as a non-innocent ligand supporting the bond activation as nucleophilic center in the 1,2-addition across the metal-carbon double bond. This metal-ligand cooperativity can be applied in the catalytic transfer hydrogenation for the reduction of ketones. This concept opens new ways for the application of carbene complexes in catalysis. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  18. Engineering Biological C-H Functionalization Leads to Allele-Specific Regulation of Histone Demethylases. (United States)

    Breski, Megan; Dey, Debasis; Obringer, Sara; Sudhamalla, Babu; Islam, Kabirul


    Oxidative C-H hydroxylation of methyl groups, followed by their removal from DNA, RNA or histones, is an epigenetic process critical to transcriptional reprogramming and cell fate determination. This reaction is catalyzed by Fe(II)-dependent dioxygenases using the essential metabolite 2-ketoglutarate (2KG) as a cofactor. Given that the human genome encodes for more than 60 2KG-dependent dioxygenases, assigning their individual functions remains a significant challenge. Here we describe a protein-ligand interface engineering approach to break the biochemical degeneracy of these enzymes. Using histone lysine demethylase 4 (KDM4) as a proof-of-concept, we show that the enzyme active site can be expanded to employ bulky 2KG analogues that do not sensitize wild type demethylases. We establish the orthogonality, substrate specificity and catalytic competency of the engineered demethylation apparatus in biochemical assays. We further demonstrate demethylation of cognate substrates in physiologically relevant settings. Our results provide a para-digm for rapid and conditional manipulation of histone deme-thylases to uncloak their isoform-specific functions.

  19. Effect of copper-sulphur bond on the DNA photo-cleavage activity of ...

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    While complex 1 is a poor binder to DNA, the ternary complexes show good DNA binding propensity. The photo-nuclease activity of 1-3 is studied using UV and visible wavelengths. The DNA cleavage activity at 365 nm follows the order: 3 > 2 > 1. The cleavage reaction involves the formation of singlet oxygen as the ...

  20. Influence of surface-active bonds of carbon structures on discharge-charging processes of a current source (United States)

    Kuz'menko, A. P.; Grechushnikov, E. A.; Kharseev, V. A.


    A study has been carried out of the effect on the discharge-charging processes of a current source of surface-active bonds of carbon structures used as additives in the composition of a negative electrode material. A mechanism has been proposed based on the conclusions derived from the Kossel-Stranski molecularkinetic theory, which explains the growth of 3PbOPbSO4H2O crystals upon the introduction of carbon materials. It has been established that the presence of carbon additives in the composition of the negative electrode material of starter lead-acid batteries increases the capacitance of 20-h discharge mode by up to 5% and the discharge duration by cold scrolling current to a final voltage of 6 V at negative temperatures of-18°C and-30°C by 3-4.5% and 9-13%, respectively.

  1. The effect of different final irrigant activation techniques on the bond strength of an epoxy resin-based endodontic sealer: a preliminary study. (United States)

    Topçuoğlu, Hüseyin Sinan; Tuncay, Öznur; Demirbuga, Sezer; Dinçer, Asiye Nur; Arslan, Hakan


    The aim of this study was to evaluate whether or not different final irrigation activation techniques affect the bond strength of an epoxy resin-based endodontic sealer (AH Plus; Dentsply DeTrey, Konstanz, Germany) to the root canal walls of different root thirds. Eighty single-rooted human mandibular premolars were prepared by using the ProTaper system (Dentsply Maillefer, Ballaigues, Switzerland) to size F4, and a final irrigation regimen using 3% sodium hypochlorite and 17% EDTA was performed. The specimens were randomly divided into 4 groups (n = 20) according to the final irrigation activation technique used as follows: no activation (control), manual dynamic activation (MDA), CanalBrush (Coltene Whaledent, Altststten, Switzerland) activation, and ultrasonic activation. Five specimens from each group were prepared for scanning electron microscopic observation to assess the smear layer removal after the final irrigation procedures. All remaining roots were then obturated with gutta-percha and AH Plus sealer. A push-out test was used to measure the bond strength between the root canal dentin and AH Plus sealer. The data obtained from the push-out test were analyzed using 2-way analysis of variance and Tukey post hoc tests. The bond strength values mostly decreased in the coronoapical direction (P < .001). In the coronal and middle thirds, ultrasonic activiation showed a higher bond strength than other groups (P < .05). In the apical third, MDA displayed the highest bond strength to root dentin (P < .05). The majority of specimens exhibited cohesive failures. The bond strength of AH Plus sealer to root canal dentin may improve with ultrasonic activation in the coronal and middle thirds and MDA in the apical third. Copyright © 2014 American Association of Endodontists. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  2. Designing molecules for PDT: red light-induced DNA cleavage on disulfide bond activation in a dicopper(II) complex. (United States)

    Dhar, Shanta; Nethaji, Munirathinam; Chakravarty, Akhil R


    The binuclear copper(II) complex [Cu)(RSSR)2](1), where RSSR is a dianionic Schiff base derived from 2-(thioethyl)salicylaldimine having a disulfide bond is prepared, structurally characterized by X-ray crystallography and its photo-induced DNA cleavage activity studied. The Schiff base ligand H2RSSR is also structurally characterized. The crystal structure of shows the discrete dimeric nature of the complex with each metal showing square-planar geometry with a CuN2O2 coordination (Cu...Cu, 5.011(1)A). The tetradentate Schiff base RSSR acts as a linker of two copper centers. The sulfur atoms in the disulfide unit do not show any apparent interaction with the metal ion. Complex 1, which is cleavage inactive in the dark in the presence of reducing agents, shows significant cleavage of supercoiled pUC19 DNA on exposure to UV light of 312 nm or visible light of different wavelengths under aerobic conditions, in the absence of any additives. DNA cleavage data from control experiments reveal involvement of the disulfide unit as a photosensitizer undergoing photo-induced S-S bond cleavage on exposure to UV light and the resulting species activates molecular oxygen to form singlet oxygen (1O2) that causes DNA cleavage following a type-II process. Photo-induced DNA cleavage by 1 on red-light exposure using a CW laser of 632.8 nm or a pulsed ruby laser of 694 nm is proposed to involve sulfide radicals in a type-I process and hydroxyl radicals as the reactive species.

  3. Polyvinylpyrrolidone surface modification with SiOx containing amorphous hydrogenated carbon (a-C:H/SiOx) and nitrogen-doped a-C:H/SiOx films using Hall-type closed drift ion beam source

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    Lazauskas, A.; Grigaliunas, V.; Guobiene, A.; Puiso, J.; Prosycevas, I.; Baltrusaitis, Jonas


    In this study SiOx containing amorphous hydrogenated carbon (a-C:H/SiOx) and nitrogen-doped a-C:H/SiOx (a-C:H:N/SiOx) films were deposited on polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) templates of variable thickness using a Hall-type closed drift ion beam source with constant irradiation parameters. A detailed

  4. Pd-catalyzed direct arylation of tautomerizable heterocycles with aryl boronic acids via C-OH bond activation using phosphonium salts. (United States)

    Kang, Fu-An; Sui, Zhihua; Murray, William V


    The first direct arylation via C-OH bond activation of tautomerizable heterocycles has been achieved using phosphonium salts, on the basis of a combination of the phosphonium coupling and Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling conditions. Optimal reaction condition is obtained through screening of phosphonium salts, Pd catalysts, and bases. The direct arylation via C-OH bond activation tolerates a variety of tautomerizable heterocycles and aryl boronic acids. The mechanism of the Pd-catalyzed phosphonium coupling is proposed to proceed via a domino seven-step process including the unprecedented heterocycle-Pd(II)-phosphonium species. Application of the Pd-catalyzed direct arylation via C-OH bond activation using PyBroP leads to the most efficient synthesis of the biologically important 6-arylpurine ribonucleoside in a single step from unactivated and unprotected inosine.

  5. Isotopic Effects on Stereodynamics of the C+ + H2 → CH+ + H Reaction (United States)

    Guo, Lu; Yang, Yun-Fan; Fan, Xiao-Xing; Ma, Feng-Cai; Li, Yong-Qing


    The effects of isotope substitution on stereodynamic properties for the reactions {C}++{H}2/{H D}/{H T}\\to {{C H}}++H/D/T have been studied applying a quasi classical trajectory method occurring on the new ground state {{C H}}2+ potential energy surface [J. Chem. Phys. 142 (2015) 124302]. In the center of mass coordinates applying the quasi classical trajectory method to investigate the orientation and the alignment of the product molecule. Differential cross section and three angle distribution functions P(θr), P(ϕr), P( {θ }r,{φ }r ) on the potential energy surface that fixed the collision energy with a value is 40 kcal/mol have been studied. The isotope effect becomes more and more important with the reagent molecules H 2 changing into HD and HT. P({θ }r,{φ }r) as the joint probability density function of both polar angles θ r and ϕ r , which can illustrate more detailed dynamics information. The isotope effect is obvious influence on the properties of stereodynamics in the reactions of {C}++{H}2/{H D}/{H T}\\to {{C H}}++H/D/T. Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant Nos. 11474141, 11274149, 11544015, the Program for Liaoning Excellent Talents in University under Grant No. LJQ2015040, and the Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, State Education Ministry (2014-1685)

  6. Infrared Optothermal Spectroscopy of N(2)- and OC-DCCH: The C-H Stretching Region. (United States)

    Hünig; Oudejans; Miller


    High-resolution optothermal laser spectroscopy is reported for the C-H stretching vibrations of the binary complexes formed between monodeuterated acetylene and carbon monoxide and nitrogen. In contrast with a previous study of the corresponding C(2)H(2) complexes, where the C-H fundamental spectra were highly perturbed [R. D. Beck, A. G. Maki, S.-H. Tseng, and R. O. Watts, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 158, 306-317 (1993)], the present spectra are well described by a simple linear-rotor Hamiltonian. This is presumed to result from the fact that the C-H vibration in the monodeuterated complexes is decoupled from the intermolecular degrees of freedom. Copyright 2000 Academic Press.

  7. Dielectric relaxation in hard, plasma-polymerized C:H films (United States)

    Stundzia, V.; Biederman, H.; Slavínská, D.; Nedbal, J.; Hlídek, P.; Poskus, A.; Mackus, P. K.; Howson, R. P.


    The dielectric relaxation in hard, plasma-polymerized C:H films has been studied using the depolarization current method. These films were prepared by means of a dc unbalanced magnetron operated in a working gas mixture of Ar with n-hexane. The C:H films were sandwiched between two thin, aluminium-film electrodes. The measurements took place without breaking vacuum at temperatures ranging from 22 °C to 140 °C. The analysis of the respective depolarization currents was performed by means of the Kohlrausch-Williams-Watts depolarization function. Two dielectric relaxation processes were observed. The first is associated with high-dipole polar groups such as hydroxyl and carbonyl groups. The second relaxation process is observed only at the highest temperatures and cannot be explained in terms of permanent dipole reorientation. This finding shows that the C:H films are hard, highly crosslinked hydrocarbon plasma polymers.

  8. Computational evaluations of charge coupling and hydrogen bonding in the active site of a family 7 cellobiohydrolase. (United States)

    Granum, David M; Vyas, Shubham; Sambasivarao, Somisetti V; Maupin, C Mark


    Solution pH and the pKa values of ionizable residues are critical factors known to influence enzyme catalysis, structural stability, and dynamical fluctuations. Presented here is an exhaustive computational study utilizing long time constant pH molecular dynamics, pH replica exchange simulations, and kinetic modeling to evaluate pH-dependent conformations, charge dynamics, residue pKa values, and the catalytic activity-pH profile for cellobiohydrolase Cel7B from Melanocarpus albomyces . The predicted pKa values support the role of Glu212 as the catalytic nucleophile and Glu217 as the acid-base residue. The presence of a charge-correlated active site and an extensive hydrogen bonding network is found to be critical in enabling favorable residue orientations for catalysis and shuttling excess protons around the active site. Clusters of amino acids are identified that act in concert to effectively modulate the optimal pH for catalysis while elevating the overall catalytic rate with respect to a noncoupled system. The work presented here demonstrates the complex and critical role of coupled ionizable residues to the proper functioning of cellobiohydrolase Cel7B, functionally related glycosyl hydrolases, and enzymes in general. The simulations also support the use of the CpHMD for the accurate prediction of residue pKa values and to evaluate the impact of pH on protein structure and charge dynamics.

  9. Bonding, Bridging, and Boundary Breaking: The Civic Lessons of High School Student Activities (United States)

    Shelly, Bryan


    This article presents evidence designed to expand scholarly knowledge of how high school co-curricular activities generate the positive effects previous scholarship has found. Studies of empowerment across various fields identify a sense of autonomy, self-belief, self-expression, the ability to work together with diverse others, and a critical…

  10. Recent Advances in the C-H-Functionalization of the Distal Positions in Pyridines and Quinolines. (United States)

    Stephens, David E; Larionov, Oleg V


    This review summarizes recent developments in the C-H-functionalization of the distal positions of pyridines, quinolines and related azaheterocycles. While the functionalization of the C2 position has been known for a long time and is facilitated by the proximity to N1, regioselective reactions in the distal positions are more difficult to achieve and have only emerged in the last decade. Recent advances in the transition metal-catalyzed distal C-H-functionalization of these synthetically-important azaheterocycles are discussed in detail, with the focus on the scope, site-selectivity and mechanistic aspects of the reactions.

  11. Room-temperature photoinduced direct C-H-arylation via base-promoted homolytic aromatic substitution. (United States)

    Budén, María E; Guastavino, Javier F; Rossi, Roberto A


    Conceptually different approach toward biaryl syntheses by photoinduced direct C-H arylation of benzene and thiophene in the presence of t-BuOK is reported. The reaction proceeds through photo- and base-promoted homolytic aromatic substitution. The o-, m- and p- substituted ArI, as well as the electron-donating and electron-withdrawing nature of the substituents were found be good to excellent substrates. Heteroaryl, ArBr, ArCl and double C-H arylation were successfully achieved.

  12. Electrochemical C-H amination: synthesis of aromatic primary amines via N-arylpyridinium ions. (United States)

    Morofuji, Tatsuya; Shimizu, Akihiro; Yoshida, Jun-ichi


    We have developed a new method for C-H amination of aromatic compounds based on electrochemical oxidation of aromatic compounds in the presence of pyridine followed by the reaction of the resulting N-arylpyridinium ions with an alkylamine. This new transformation serves as a powerful method for synthesizing aromatic primary amines from aromatic compounds without using metal catalysts and harsh chemical reagents. High chemoselectivity of the present method is demonstrated by C-H amination of aromatic compounds bearing a nitro group to give a key intermediate for the synthesis of VLA-4 antagonist.

  13. Difluoroacetic Acid as a New Reagent for Direct C-H Difluoromethylation of Heteroaromatic Compounds

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    Thanh Tung, Truong; Christensen, Søren Brøgger; Nielsen, John


    A technically simple procedure for direct C-H difluoromethylation of heteroaromatic compounds using off-the-shelf difluoroacetic acid as the difluoromethylating reagent has been developed. Mono-difluoromethylation versus bis-difluoromethylation is controlled as the result of the reaction temperat......A technically simple procedure for direct C-H difluoromethylation of heteroaromatic compounds using off-the-shelf difluoroacetic acid as the difluoromethylating reagent has been developed. Mono-difluoromethylation versus bis-difluoromethylation is controlled as the result of the reaction...

  14. Laser-induced transformation of supramolecular complexes: approach to controlled formation of hybrid multi-yolk-shell Au-Ag@a-C:H nanostructures (United States)

    Manshina, A. A.; Grachova, E. V.; Povolotskiy, A. V.; Povolotckaia, A. V.; Petrov, Y. V.; Koshevoy, I. O.; Makarova, A. A.; Vyalikh, D. V.; Tunik, S. P.


    In the present work an efficient approach of the controlled formation of hybrid Au-Ag-C nanostructures based on laser-induced transformation of organometallic supramolecular cluster compound is suggested. Herein the one-step process of the laser-induced synthesis of hybrid multi-yolk-shell Au-Ag@a-C:H nanoparticles which are bimetallic gold-silver subnanoclusters dispersed in nanospheres of amorphous hydrogenated a-C:H carbon is reported in details. It has been demonstrated that variation of the experimental parameters such as type of the organometallic precursor, solvent, deposition geometry and duration of laser irradiation allows directed control of nanoparticles’ dimension and morphology. The mechanism of Au-Ag@a-C:H nanoparticles formation is suggested: the photo-excitation of the precursor molecule through metal-to-ligand charge transfer followed by rupture of metallophilic bonds, transformation of the cluster core including red-ox intramolecular reaction and aggregation of heterometallic species that results in the hybrid metal/carbon nanoparticles with multi-yolk-shell architecture formation. It has been found that the nanoparticles obtained can be efficiently used for the Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy label-free detection of human serum albumin in low concentration solution.

  15. Influence of halogen substitution in the ligand sphere on the antitumor and antibacterial activity of half-sandwich ruthenium(II) complexes [RuX(η{sup 6}-arene)(C{sub 5}H{sub 4}N-2-cH=N-Ar)]{sup +}

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    Gichumbi, Joel M.; Omondi, Bernard; Friedrich, Holger B. [School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban (South Africa); Lazarus, Geraldine; Singh, Moganavelli; Shaikh, Nazia; Chenia, Hafizah Y. [School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban (South Africa)


    New complexes [(η{sup 6}-p-cymene)Ru(C{sub 5}H{sub 4}N-2-CH=N-Ar)X]PF{sub 6} [X = Br (1), I (2); Ar = 4-fluorophenyl (a), 4-chlorophenyl (b), 4-bromophenyl (c), 4-iodophenyl (d), 2,5-dichlorophenyl (e)] were prepared, as well as 3a-3e (X = Cl) and the new complexes [(η{sup 6}-arene)RuCl(N-N)]PF{sub 6} [arene = C{sub 6}H{sub 5}OCH{sub 2}CH{sub 2}OH, N-N = 2,2{sup '}-bipyridine (4), 2,6-(dimethylphenyl)-pyridin-2-yl-methylene amine (5), 2,6-(diisopropylphenyl)-pyridin-2-yl-methylene amine (6); arene = p-cymene, N-N = 4-(aminophenyl)-pyridin-2-yl-methylene amine (7)]. X-ray diffraction studies were performed for 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2b, 5, and 7. Cytotoxicities of 1a-1d and 2 were established versus human cancer cells epithelial colorectal adenocarcinoma (Caco-2) (IC{sub 50}: 35.8-631.0 μM), breast adenocarcinoma (MCF7) (IC{sub 50}: 36.3-128.8.0 μM), and hepatocellular carcinoma (HepG2) (IC{sub 50}: 60.6-439.8 μM), 3a-3e were tested against HepG2 and Caco-2, and 4-7 were tested against Caco-2. 1-7 were tested against non-cancerous human epithelial kidney cells. 1 and 2 were more selective towards tumor cells than the anticancer drug 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), but 3a-3e (X = Cl) were not selective. 1 and 2 had good activity against MCF7, some with lower IC{sub 50} than 5-FU. Complexes with X = Br or I had moderate activity against Caco-2 and HepG2, but those with Cl were inactive. Antibacterial activities of 1a, 2b, 3a, and 7 were tested against antibacterial susceptible and resistant Gram-negative and -positive bacteria. 1a, 2b, and 3a showed activity against methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MIC = 31-2000 μg.mL{sup -1}). (copyright 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  16. Effect of Laser-Activated Irrigation on the Push-Out Bond Strength of ProRoot Mineral Trioxide Aggregate and Biodentine in Furcal Perforations. (United States)

    Nagas, Emre; Kucukkaya, Selen; Eymirli, Ayhan; Uyanik, Mehmet Ozgur; Cehreli, Zafer Cavit


    The objective of the present study was to assess the effect of erbium, chromium: yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet (Er,Cr:YSGG) laser-activated irrigation (LAI) of NaOCl on the push-out bond strength of furcal perforations repaired with ProRoot mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) and Biodentine. Several studies investigated the adhesion of calcium silicate-based cements after exposure to endodontic irrigants, while effect of LAI on bond strength remains to be elucidated. Bur-cut furcal perforations with standard dimensions were created in 100 extracted human mandibular molars. Teeth were randomly distributed into two groups (n = 50/group) according to the repair material applied: (1) ProRoot MTA or (2) Biodentine. The specimens were further assigned into five subgroups according to the irrigation regimens used over the set materials: (a) distilled water with needle irrigation; (b) 5.25% NaOCl with needle irrigation; (c) distilled water with LAI; (d) 5.25% NaOCl with LAI; and (e) no irrigation (control). Bond strengths of the test materials were assessed by using push-out bond strength test. Biodentine showed significantly higher dislocation resistance than ProRoot MTA (p  0.05). Biodentine showed higher dislocation resistance than ProRoot MTA as a perforation repair material. Er,Cr:YSGG laser activation of irrigation aqueous solutions had no adverse effect on push-out bond strength of Biodentine and ProRoot MTA.

  17. Palladium-catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura coupling of amides by carbon-nitrogen cleavage: general strategy for amide N-C bond activation. (United States)

    Meng, Guangrong; Szostak, Michal


    The first palladium-catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling of amides with boronic acids for the synthesis of ketones by sterically-controlled N-C bond activation is reported. The transformation is characterized by operational simplicity using bench-stable, commercial reagents and catalysts, and a broad substrate scope, including substrates with electron-donating and withdrawing groups on both coupling partners, steric-hindrance, heterocycles, halides, esters and ketones. The scope and limitations are presented in the synthesis of >60 functionalized ketones. Mechanistic studies provide insight into the catalytic cycle of the cross-coupling, including the first experimental evidence for Pd insertion into the amide N-C bond. The synthetic utility is showcased by a gram-scale cross-coupling and cross-coupling at room temperature. Most importantly, this process provides a blueprint for the development of a plethora of metal catalyzed reactions of typically inert amide bonds via acyl-metal intermediates. A unified strategy for amide bond activation to enable metal insertion into N-C amide bond is outlined ().

  18. Modeling σ-Bond Activations by Nickel(0) Beyond Common Approximations: How Accurately Can We Describe Closed-Shell Oxidative Addition Reactions Mediated by Low-Valent Late 3d Transition Metal? (United States)

    Hu, Lianrui; Chen, Kejuan; Chen, Hui


    Accurate modelings of reactions involving 3d transition metals (TMs) are very challenging to both ab initio and DFT approaches. To gain more knowledge in this field, we herein explored typical σ-bond activations of H-H, C-H, C-Cl, and C-C bonds promoted by nickel(0), a low-valent late 3d TM. For the key parameters of activation energy (ΔE‡) and reaction energy (ΔER) for these reactions, various issues related to the computational accuracy were systematically investigated. From the scrutiny of convergence issue with one-electron basis set, augmented (A) basis functions are found to be important, and the CCSD(T)/CBS level with complete basis set (CBS) limit extrapolation based on augmented double-ζ and triple-ζ basis pair (ADZ and ATZ), which produces deviations below 1 kcal/mol from the reference, is recommended for larger systems. As an alternative, the explicitly correlated F12 method can accelerate the basis set convergence further, especially after its CBS extrapolations. Thus, the CCSD(T)-F12/CBS(ADZ-ATZ) level with computational cost comparable to the conventional CCSD(T)/CBS(ADZ-ATZ) level, is found to reach the accuracy of the conventional CCSD(T)/A5Z level, which produces deviations below 0.5 kcal/mol from the reference, and is also highly recommendable. Scalar relativistic effects and 3s3p core-valence correlation are non-negligible for achieving chemical accuracy of around 1 kcal/mol. From the scrutiny of convergence issue with the N-electron basis set, in comparison with the reference CCSDTQ result, CCSD(T) is found to be able to calculate ΔE‡ quite accurately, which is not true for the ΔER calculations. Using highest-level CCSD(T) results of ΔE‡ in this work as references, we tested 18 DFT methods and found that PBE0 and CAM-B3LYP are among the three best performing functionals, irrespective of DFT empirical dispersion correction. With empirical dispersion correction included, ωB97XD is also recommendable due to its improved performance.

  19. Synthesis of hybrid cellulose nanocomposite bonded with dopamine SiO2/TiO2 and its antimicrobial activity (United States)

    Ramesh, Sivalingam; Kim, Gwang-Hoon; Kim, Jaehwan; Kim, Joo-Hyung


    Organic-inorganic hybrid material based cellulose was synthesized by the sol-gel approach. The explosion of activity in this area in the past decade has made tremendous progress in industry or academic both fundamental understanding of sol-gel process and applications of new functionalized hybrid materials. In this present research work, we focused on cellulose-dopamine functionalized SiO2/TiO2 hybrid nanocomposite by sol-gel process. The cellulose-dopamine hybrid nanocomposite was synthesized via γ-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (γ-APTES) coupling agent by in-situ sol-gel process. The chemical structure of cellulose-amine functionalized dopamine bonding to cellulose structure with covalent cross linking hybrids was confirmed by FTIR spectral analysis. The morphological analysis of cellulose-dopamine nanoSiO2/TiO2 hybrid nanocomposite materials was characterized by XRD, SEM and TEM. From this different analysis results indicate that the optical transparency, thermal stability, control morphology of cellulose-dopamine-SiO2/TiO2 hybrid nanocomposite. Furthermore cellulose-dopamine-SiO2/TiO2 hybrid nanocomposite was tested against pathogenic bacteria for antimicrobial activity.

  20. Intramolecular hydroalkoxylation of non-activated C=C bonds catalysed by zeolites: an experimental and theoretical study. (United States)

    Pérez-Mayoral, Elena; Matos, Ines; Nachtigall, Petr; Položij, Miroslav; Fonseca, Isabel; Vitvarová-Procházková, Dana; Čejka, Jiří


    The high activity and selectivity of zeolites in the cyclisation of unsaturated alcohols is reported for the first time; the details of a reaction mechanism based on quantum chemical calculations are also provided. The high efficiency of zeolites MFI, BEA and FAU in the cyclisation of unsaturated alcohols (cis-decen-1-ol, 6-methylhept-5-en-2-ol and 2-allylphenol) to afford oxygen-containing heterocyclic rings is demonstrated. The best catalytic performance is found for zeolites with the optimum concentration of Brønsted acid sites (ca. 0.2 mmol g(-1)) and the minimum number of Lewis acid sites. It is proposed that the efficiency of the catalysts is reduced by the existence of the so-called dual site, at which a molecule of unsaturated alcohol can simultaneously interact with two acid sites (an OH group with one and the double bond with the other Brønsted site), which increases the interaction strength. The formation of such adsorption complexes leads to a decrease in the catalyst activity because of (i) an increase in the reaction barrier, (ii) an unfavourable conformation and (iii) diffusion limitations. A new procedure for the preparation of tetrahydrofurans and pyrans over zeolite catalysts provides important oxygen-containing heterocycles with numerous applications. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

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  3. Type-studies in the Polyporaceae—I. Tropical species described by C. H. Persoon

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    Ryvarden, Leif


    The type specimens of 20 tropical polypores described by C. H. Persoon have been examined. Eleven species are accepted, seven are reduced to synonymy, while one name is a nomen nudum. One type is so poorly developed that no conclusive determination is possible. The combination Trametes marianna

  4. Cobalt-catalysed C-H carbonylative cyclisation of aliphatic amides. (United States)

    Williamson, Patrick; Galván, Alicia; Gaunt, Matthew J


    A cobalt-catalysed C-H carbonylation of aliphatic carboxamide derivatives is described, employing commercially available Co(ii)-salts in the presence of a silver oxidant. This operationally simple process utilises an atmospheric pressure of CO and generates a range of substituted succinimide products bearing diverse functional groups that can be successfully accessed via this methodology.

  5. Rapid preparation of branched and degradable AIE-active fluorescent organic nanoparticles via formation of dynamic phenyl borate bond. (United States)

    Long, Zi; Liu, Meiying; Mao, Liucheng; Zeng, Guangjian; Wan, Qing; Xu, Dazhuang; Deng, Fengjie; Huang, Hongye; Zhang, Xiaoyong; Wei, Yen


    The fluorescent organic nanoparticles (FNPs) with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) feature have received increasing attention for their advanced optical properties. Although many efforts have been devoted to the fabrication and biomedical applications of AIE-active FNPs, the preparation of branched AIE-active FNPs with degradability through formation of dynamic bonds have rarely been reported. In this work, branched AIE-active FNPs were fabricated via dynamic linkage of hydrophobic hyperbranched and degradable Boltorn H40 (H40) with phenylboronic acid terminated AIE dye (PhB(OH)2) and mPEG (mPEG-B(OH)2), which relied on a facile one-pot strategy between phenylboronic acid and diol group of H40. The branched H40-star-mPEG-PhB(OH)2 FNPs were characterized using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and fluorescence spectroscopy. Benefiting from their highly branched structure and amphiphilic properties, H40-star-mPEG-PhB(OH)2 could self-assemble into micelles and emit strong orange-red fluorescence. More importantly, cell viability results demonstrated that H40-star-mPEG-PhB(OH)2 FNPs showed good biocompatibility and promising candidates for bio-imaging. Taken together, we developed a one-pot strategy for preparation of branched AIE-active FNPs through the formation of dynamic phenyl borate. The resultant H40-star-mPEG-PhB(OH)2 FNPs should be promising biomaterials for different applications for biodegradability of H40 and responsiveness of phenyl borate. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. Stereocontrolled generation of nucleophilic (Z)- or (E)-α-fluoroalkenylchromium reagents via carbon-fluorine bond activation: highly stereoselective synthesis of (E)- or (Z)-β-fluoroallylic alcohols. (United States)

    Nihei, Takashi; Yokotani, Saya; Ishihara, Takashi; Konno, Tsutomu


    Highly nucleophilic (Z)- or (E)-α-fluoroalkenylchromium species could be generated in a stereoselective manner via C-F bond activation of CBrF2-containing molecules, and they reacted smoothly with various aldehydes to give (E)- or (Z)-β-fluoroallylic alcohol derivatives in high yields, respectively.

  7. A facile preparation of TiO2/ACF with Csbnd Ti bond and abundant hydroxyls and its enhanced photocatalytic activity for formaldehyde removal (United States)

    Liu, R. F.; Li, W. B.; Peng, A. Y.


    The quantum yields and efficiency(ACF) was prepared via a modified deposition-precipitation method to facilitate its photon absorption and of photogenerated charge carriers have been the major issues for photocatalysis on titania catalyst. The TiO2/ACF catalyst with anatase TiO2 uniformly dispersed on activated carbon fibers electron transfer, thus improve the quantum yields and efficiency of the photogenerated electrons and holes. XPS analysis on the catalyst demonstrates the existence of Ti3+ and Ti2+ species, Csbnd Ti bond and abundant hydroxyls, which are also proved by UV-vis DRS and TG-DSC analysis. It is believed that the acid environment in preparation plays an essential role in the formation of Csbnd Ti bond and surface hydroxyls, which can be tuned by changing hydrothermal synthesis time. The Csbnd Ti bond can improve the electron transfer in the catalyst and the substantial surface hydroxyls lead to high absorption for UV lines and enhanced adsorption of water and formaldehyde, resulting in more active OH free radicals and the outstanding photocatalytic activity of TiO2/ACF, which is much higher than the titania powder for photocatalytic removal of low concentration formaldehyde. The essential role of surface hydroxyls for photocatalytic activity was confirmed surpassing that of chemical bond between carbon and titanium in TiO2-carbon composite for the first time.

  8. Insertion and C-H bond activation of unsaturated substrates by bis(benzamidinato)yttrium alkyl, [PhC(NSiMe(3))(2)](2)YR (R=CH(2)Ph center dot THF,CH(SiMe(3))(2)), and hydride, {[PhC(NSiMe(3))(2)]Y-2(mu-H)}(2), compounds

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    Duchateau, R; vanWee, CT; Teuben, JH


    The reactivity of benzamidinate-stabilized yttrium complexes [PhC(NSiMe(3))(2)](2)YR (R = CH(2)Ph . THF, CH(SiMe(3))(2) and {[PhC(NSiMe(3))(2)]Y-2(mu-H)}(2) have been investigated. The complexes are thermally stable showing no sign of decomposition, ligand or solvent metalation or H/D exchange after

  9. Axial Ligand Coordination to the C-H Amination Catalyst Rh2(esp)2: A Structural and Spectroscopic Study. (United States)

    Warzecha, Evan; Berto, Timothy C; Berry, John F


    The compound Rh2(esp)2 (esp = α,α,α',α'-tetramethyl-1,3-benzenediproponoate) is the most generally effective catalyst for nitrenoid amination of C-H bonds. However, much of its fundamental coordination chemistry is unknown. In this work, we study the effects of axial ligand coordination to the catalyst Rh2(esp)2. We report here crystal structures, cyclic voltammetry, UV-vis, IR, Raman, and (1)H NMR spectra for the complexes Rh2(esp)2L2 where L = pyridine, 3-picoline, 2,6-lutidine, acetonitrile, and methanol. The compounds all show well-defined π* → σ* electronic transitions in the 16500 to 20500 cm(-1) range, and Rh-Rh stretching vibrations in the range from 304 to 322 cm(-1). Taking these data into account we find that the strength of axial ligand binding to Rh2(esp)2 increases in the series CH3OH ∼ 2,6-lutidine < CH3CN < 3-methylpyridine ∼ pyridine. Quasi-reversible Rh2(4+/5+) redox waves are only obtained when either acetonitrile or no axial ligand is present. In the presence of pyridines, irreversible oxidation waves are observed, suggesting that these ligands destabilize the Rh2 complex under oxidative conditions.

  10. Detailed structural characterization of the grafting of [Ta(=CHtBu)(CH2tBu)3] and [Cp*TaMe4] on silica partially dehydroxylated at 700 C and the activity of the grafted complexes toward alkane metathesis

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    Le Roux, Erwan; Chabanas, Mathieu; Baudouin, Anne; de Mallmann, Aimery; Coperet, Christophe; Quadrelli, E. Allesandra; Thivolle-Cazat, Jean; Basset, Jean-Marie; Lukens, Wayne; Lesage, Anne; Emsley, Lyndon; Sunley, Glenn J.


    The reaction of [Ta({double_bond}CHtBu)(CH{sub 2}tBu){sub 3}] or [Cp*Ta(CH{sub 3}){sub 4}] with a silica partially dehydroxylated at 700 C gives the corresponding monosiloxy surface complexes [({triple_bond}SiO)Ta({double_bond}CHtBu)(CH{sub 2}tBu){sub 2}] and [({triple_bond}SiO)Ta(CH{sub 3}){sub 3}Cp*] by eliminating a {sigma}-bonded ligand as the corresponding alkane (H-CH{sub 2}tBu or H-CH{sub 3}). EXAFS data show that an adjacent siloxane bridge of the surface plays the role of an extra surface ligand, which most likely stabilizes these complexes as in [({triple_bond}SiO)Ta({double_bond}CHtBu)(CH{sub 2}tBu){sub 2}({triple_bond}SiOSi{triple_bond})] (1a') and [({triple_bond}SiO)Ta(CH{sub 3}){sub 3}Cp*({triple_bond}SiOSi{triple_bond})] (2a'). In the case of [({triple_bond}SiO)Ta({double_bond}CHtBu)(CH{sub 2}tBu){sub 2}({triple_bond}SiOSi{triple_bond})], the structure is further stabilized by an additional interaction: a C-H agostic bond as evidenced by the small J coupling constant for the carbenic C-H (H{sub C-H} = 80 Hz), which was measured by J-resolved 2D solid-state NMR spectroscopy. The product selectivity in propane metathesis in the presence of [({triple_bond}SiO)Ta({double_bond}CHtBu)-(CH{sub 2}tBu){sub 2}({triple_bond}SiOSi{triple_bond})] (1a') as a catalyst precursor and the inactivity of the surface complex [({triple_bond}SiO)Ta-(CH{sub 3}){sub 3}Cp*({triple_bond}SiOSi{triple_bond})] (2a') show that the active site is required to be highly electrophilic and probably involves a metallacyclobutane intermediate.

  11. Iron-Catalyzed C-O Bond Activation: Opportunity for Sustainable Catalysis. (United States)

    Bisz, Elwira; Szostak, Michal


    Oxygen-based electrophiles have emerged as some of the most valuable cross-coupling partners in organic synthesis due to several major strategic and environmental benefits, such as abundance and potential to avoid toxic halide waste. In this context, iron-catalyzed C-O activation/cross-coupling holds particular promise to achieve sustainable catalytic protocols due to its natural abundance, inherent low toxicity, and excellent economic and ecological profile. Recently, tremendous progress has been achieved in the development of new methods for functional-group-tolerant iron-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions by selective C-O cleavage. These methods establish highly attractive alternatives to traditional cross-coupling reactions by using halides as electrophilic partners. In particular, new easily accessible oxygen-based electrophiles have emerged as substrates in iron-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions, which significantly broaden the scope of this catalysis platform. New mechanistic manifolds involving iron catalysis have been established; thus opening up vistas for the development of a wide range of unprecedented reactions. The synthetic potential of this sustainable mode of reactivity has been highlighted by the development of new strategies in the construction of complex motifs, including in target synthesis. The most recent advances in sustainable iron-catalyzed cross-coupling of C-O-based electrophiles are reviewed, with a focus on both mechanistic aspects and synthetic utility. It should be noted that this catalytic manifold provides access to motifs that are often not easily available by other methods, such as the assembly of stereodefined dienes or C(sp 2 )-C(sp 3 ) cross-couplings, thus emphasizing the synthetic importance of this mode of reactivity. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  12. Monoiron hydrogenase catalysis: hydrogen activation with the formation of a dihydrogen, Fe-H(delta-)...H(delta+)-O, bond and methenyl-H4MPT+ triggered hydride transfer. (United States)

    Yang, Xinzheng; Hall, Michael B


    A fully optimized resting state model with a strong Fe-H(delta-)...H(delta+)-O dihydrogen bond for the active site of the third type of hydrogenase, [Fe]-hydrogenase, is proposed from density functional theory (DFT) calculations on the reformulated active site from the recent X-ray crystal structure study of C176A (Cys176 was mutated to an alanine) mutated [Fe]-hydrogenase in the presence of dithiothreitol. The computed vibrational frequencies for this new active site model possess an average error of only +/-4.5 cm(-1) with respect to the wild-type [Fe]-hydrogenase. Based on this resting state model, a new mechanism with the following unusual aspects for hydrogen activation catalyzed by [Fe]-hydrogenase is also proposed from DFT calculations. (1) Unexpected dual pathways for H(2) cleavage with proton transfer to Cys176-sulfur or 2-pyridinol's oxygen for the formation and regeneration of the resting state with an Fe-H(delta-)...H(delta+)-O dihydrogen bond before the appearance of methenyl-H(4)MPT(+) (MPT(+)). (2) The strong dihydrogen bond in this resting state structure prevents D(2)/H(2)O exchange. (3) Only upon the arrival of MPT(+) with its strong hydride affinity can D(2)/H(2)O exchange take place as the arrival of MPT(+) triggers the breaking of the strong Fe-H(delta-)...H(delta+)-O dihydrogen bond by taking a hydride from the iron center and initiating the next H(2) (D(2)) cleavage. This new mechanism is completely different than that previously proposed (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 14036) which was based on an active site model related to an earlier crystal structure. Here, Fe's role is H(2) capture and hydride formation without MPT(+) while the pyridone's special role involves the protection of the hydride by the dihydrogen bond.

  13. Microstructural evolution in the partial transient liquid phase diffusion bonding of Zircaloy-4 to stainless steel 321 using active titanium filler metal

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    Atabaki, M. Mazar, E-mail: [Department of Materials Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University Technology Malaysia, 81310 (Malaysia); Institute for Materials Research, the School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds (United Kingdom)


    Microstructural evolution of the partial transient liquid phase diffusion bonded Zircaloy-4 and stainless steel 321 using an active Ti-base interlayer were studied at different temperatures. Additionally, simple analytical models were developed to predict the evolution of the interlayer and intermetallics during the bonding operation. Bonds were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry. Precision measurement of the interlayer width was made as a function of the bonding temperature. The liquid film migration occurred as a result of chemical solubility differences between the stable and metastable phases. The formation and growth model of the intermetallic compounds at the interfaces of Zircaloy-4/Ti-base interlayer and stainless steel 321/Ti-base interlayer for controlling the bonding process was studied considering the diffusion kinetics and the thermodynamics. The evolution of the interlayer thickness indicated a good agreement between the calculation and experimental measurement. It was also demonstrated that the low isothermal solidification kinetic was not only due to the enrichment of the liquid phase with the base alloying elements such as Ti and Zr, but also the reduction of solid solubility limit of Cu in the base alloys contributed to the reduction of isothermal solidification kinetic.

  14. Microstructural evolution in the partial transient liquid phase diffusion bonding of Zircaloy-4 to stainless steel 321 using active titanium filler metal (United States)

    Atabaki, M. Mazar


    Microstructural evolution of the partial transient liquid phase diffusion bonded Zircaloy-4 and stainless steel 321 using an active Ti-base interlayer were studied at different temperatures. Additionally, simple analytical models were developed to predict the evolution of the interlayer and intermetallics during the bonding operation. Bonds were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry. Precision measurement of the interlayer width was made as a function of the bonding temperature. The liquid film migration occurred as a result of chemical solubility differences between the stable and metastable phases. The formation and growth model of the intermetallic compounds at the interfaces of Zircaloy-4/Ti-base interlayer and stainless steel 321/Ti-base interlayer for controlling the bonding process was studied considering the diffusion kinetics and the thermodynamics. The evolution of the interlayer thickness indicated a good agreement between the calculation and experimental measurement. It was also demonstrated that the low isothermal solidification kinetic was not only due to the enrichment of the liquid phase with the base alloying elements such as Ti and Zr, but also the reduction of solid solubility limit of Cu in the base alloys contributed to the reduction of isothermal solidification kinetic.

  15. Prevalence of Bimolecular Routes in the Activation of Diatomic Molecules with Strong Chemical Bonds (O2, NO, CO, N2) on Catalytic Surfaces. (United States)

    Hibbitts, David; Iglesia, Enrique


    Dissociation of the strong bonds in O2, NO, CO, and N2 often involves large activation barriers on low-index planes of metal particles used as catalysts. These kinetic hurdles reflect the noble nature of some metals (O2 activation on Au), the high coverages of co-reactants (O2 activation during CO oxidation on Pt), or the strength of the chemical bonds (NO on Pt, CO and N2 on Ru). High barriers for direct dissociations from density functional theory (DFT) have led to a consensus that "defects", consisting of low-coordination exposed atoms, are required to cleave such bonds, as calculated by theory and experiments for model surfaces at low coverages. Such sites, however, bind intermediates strongly, rendering them unreactive at the high coverages prevalent during catalysis. Such site requirements are also at odds with turnover rates that often depend weakly on cluster size or are actually higher on larger clusters, even though defects, such as corners and edges, are most abundant on small clusters. This Account illustrates how these apparent inconsistencies are resolved through activations of strong bonds assisted by co-adsorbates on crowded low-index surfaces. Catalytic oxidations occur on Au clusters at low temperatures in spite of large activation barriers for O2 dissociation on Au(111) surfaces, leading to proposals that O2 activation requires low-coordination Au atoms or Au-support interfaces. When H2O is present, however, O2 dissociation proceeds with low barriers on Au(111) because chemisorbed peroxides (*OOH* and *HOOH*) form and weaken O-O bonds before cleavage, thus allowing activation on low-index planes. DFT-derived O2 dissociation barriers are much lower on bare Pt surfaces, but such surfaces are nearly saturated with CO* during CO oxidation. A dearth of vacant sites causes O2* to react with CO* to form *OOCO* intermediates that undergo O-O cleavage. NO-H2 reactions occur on Pt clusters saturated with NO* and H*; direct NO* dissociation requires vacant

  16. Oxidative Addition of Carbon–Carbon Bonds with a Redox-Active Bis(imino)pyridine Iron Complex (United States)

    Darmon, Jonathan M.; Stieber, S. Chantal E.; Sylvester, Kevin T.; Fernández, Ignacio; Lobkovsky, Emil; Semproni, Scott P.; Bill, Eckhard; Wieghardt, Karl; DeBeer, Serena; Chirik, Paul J.


    Addition of biphenylene to the bis(imino)pyridine iron dinitrogen complexes, (iPrPDI)Fe(N2)2 and [(MePDI)Fe(N2)]2(μ2-N2) (RPDI = 2,6-(2,6-R2—C6H3— N=CMe)2C5H3N; R = Me, iPr), resulted in oxidative addition of a C—C bond at ambient temperature to yield the corresponding iron biphenyl compounds, (RPDI)Fe-(biphenyl). The molecular structures of the resulting bis-(imino)pyridine iron metallacycles were established by X-ray diffraction and revealed idealized square pyramidal geometries. The electronic structures of the compounds were studied by Mössbauer spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, magnetochemistry, and X-ray absorption and X-ray emission spectroscopies. The experimental data, in combination with broken-symmetry density functional theory calculations, established spin crossover (low to intermediate spin) ferric compounds antiferromagnetically coupled to bis(imino)pyridine radical anions. Thus, the overall oxidation reaction involves cooperative electron loss from both the iron center and the redox-active bis(imino)pyridine ligand. PMID:23043331

  17. Oxidative addition of carbon-carbon bonds with a redox-active bis(imino)pyridine iron complex. (United States)

    Darmon, Jonathan M; Stieber, S Chantal E; Sylvester, Kevin T; Fernández, Ignacio; Lobkovsky, Emil; Semproni, Scott P; Bill, Eckhard; Wieghardt, Karl; DeBeer, Serena; Chirik, Paul J


    Addition of biphenylene to the bis(imino)pyridine iron dinitrogen complexes, ((iPr)PDI)Fe(N(2))(2) and [((Me)PDI)Fe(N(2))](2)(μ(2)-N(2)) ((R)PDI = 2,6-(2,6-R(2)-C(6)H(3)-N═CMe)(2)C(5)H(3)N; R = Me, (i)Pr), resulted in oxidative addition of a C-C bond at ambient temperature to yield the corresponding iron biphenyl compounds, ((R)PDI)Fe(biphenyl). The molecular structures of the resulting bis(imino)pyridine iron metallacycles were established by X-ray diffraction and revealed idealized square pyramidal geometries. The electronic structures of the compounds were studied by Mössbauer spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, magnetochemistry, and X-ray absorption and X-ray emission spectroscopies. The experimental data, in combination with broken-symmetry density functional theory calculations, established spin crossover (low to intermediate spin) ferric compounds antiferromagnetically coupled to bis(imino)pyridine radical anions. Thus, the overall oxidation reaction involves cooperative electron loss from both the iron center and the redox-active bis(imino)pyridine ligand.

  18. Activation of the carbon-fluorine bonds in coordination compounds; Activacion de enlaces carbon-fluor en compuestos de coordinacion

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    Torrens, H. [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Facultad de Quimica, 04510 Mexico D.F. (Mexico)


    Activation of the carbon-fluorine bond is of upmost importance in several chemical processes. In search of synthetic alternatives to promote C-F bond cleavage in arylic systems, several square planar palladium and platinum compounds bearing fluorothiolates and fluorophosphines have been studied. In this paper molecular structures are shown for the following compounds trans-((SC{sub 6}F{sub 5})(P(C{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 2}(C{sub 6}H{sub 5}))(Pd({mu}-SC{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 2} Pd(SC{sub 6}F{sub 5})(P(C{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 2} (C{sub 6}H{sub 5})), cis ((SC{sub 6}F{sub 5}) P(C{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 2} (C{sub 6}H{sub 5}) Pt({mu}-SC{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 2} Pt(SC{sub 6}F{sub 5}) P(C{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 2} (C{sub 6}H{sub 5})), trans Pd ({mu}-SC{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 2} Pt(SC{sub 6}F{sub 5})(P(C{sub 6}F{sub 5})(C{sub 6}H{sub 5}){sub 2})), Pt (SC{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 2} (C{sub 6}F{sub 5}SC{sub 6}F{sub 4} P(C{sub 6}H{sub 5}){sub 2}))((SC{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 2} Pt ({mu}-(SC{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 2} Pt(SC{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 2}){sup 2-} , (SC{sub 6}HF{sub 4}){sub 2} Pt({mu}-SC{sub 6}HF{sub 4}){sub 2} Pt(SC{sub 6}HF{sub 4}){sub 2}){sup 2-} and ((SC{sub 6}F{sub 4}CF{sub 3}-4){sub 2} Pt (SC{sub 6}F{sub 4}CF{sub 3}-4){sub 2}){sup 2-} . (Author)

  19. Catalytic Activity and Structure Properties of Doped VOHPO4 ·0.5H2O with Nanosized Ru, Au, Fe and Mn in Benzene Hydroxylation

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    Makgwane, PR


    Full Text Available the formation of phenol and hydroquinone achieved in 6 h under optimised reaction conditions. The extended scope application of nanosized doped Au-VHP showed to provide an effective catalyst for activation of the aromatic hydrocarbons C-H bonds into oxygenate...

  20. Biotinylated Rh(III) complexes in engineered streptavidin for accelerated asymmetric C-H activation

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    Hyster, Todd K; Knörr, Livia; Ward, Thomas R; Rovis, Tomislav


    .... Here, we report the creation of a bifunctional artificial metalloenzyme in which a glutamic acid or aspartic acid residue engineered into streptavidin acts in concert with a docked biotinylated rhodium(III...

  1. Remote meta-C-H Cyanation of Arenes Enabled by a Pyrimidine-Based Auxiliary. (United States)

    Bag, Sukdev; Jayarajan, Ramasamy; Dutta, Uttam; Chowdhury, Rajdip; Mondal, Rahul; Maiti, Debabrata


    An easily removable pyrimidine-based auxiliary has been employed for the remote meta-C-H cyanation of arenes. The scope of this Pd-catalyzed cyanation reaction using copper(I) cyanide as the cyanating agent was demonstrated with benzylsilanes, benzylsulfonates, benzylphophonates, phenethylsulfonates, and phenethyl ether derivatives. The method was utilized for the synthesis of pharmaceutically valuable precursors. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  2. A Mild, Ferrocene-Catalyzed C?H Imidation of (Hetero)Arenes


    Foo, Klement; Sella, Eran; Thom?, Isabelle; Eastgate, Martin D.; Baran, Phil S.


    A simple method for direct C?H imidation is reported using a new perester-based self-immolating reagent and a base-metal catalyst. The succinimide products obtained can be easily deprotected in situ (if desired) to reveal the corresponding anilines directly. The scope of the reaction is broad, the conditions are extremely mild, and the reaction is tolerant of oxidizable and acid-labile functionality, multiple heteroatoms, and aryl iodides. Mechanistic studies indicate that ferrocene (Cp2Fe) p...

  3. Synthesis of oxindole from acetanilide via Ir(iii)-catalyzed C-H carbenoid functionalization. (United States)

    Patel, Pitambar; Borah, Gongutri


    Herein we disclose the first report on the synthesis of oxindole derivatives from acetanilide via Ir(iii)-catalyzed intermolecular C-H functionalization with diazotized Meldrum's acid. A broad range of substituted anilides were found to react smoothly under the Ir(iii)-catalytic system to afford the corresponding N-protected oxindoles. The N-protecting groups, such as Ac, Bz or Piv, can be easily removed to furnish the oxindole. Various synthetic applications of the synthesized oxindole were also demonstrated.

  4. Regioselective C-H hydroxylation of omeprazole sulfide by Bacillus megaterium CYP102A1 to produce a human metabolite. (United States)

    Jang, Hyun-Hee; Ryu, Sang-Hoon; Le, Thien-Kim; Doan, Tiep Thi My; Nguyen, Thi Huong Ha; Park, Ki Deok; Yim, Da-Eun; Kim, Dong-Hyun; Kang, Choong-Kyung; Ahn, Taeho; Kang, Hyung-Sik; Yun, Chul-Ho


    To find a simple enzymatic strategy for the efficient synthesis of the expensive 5'-hydroxyomeprazole sulfide, a recently identified minor human metabolite, from omeprazole sulfide, which is an inexpensive substrate. The practical synthetic strategy for the 5'-OH omeprazole sulfide was accomplished with a set of highly active CYP102A1 mutants, which were obtained by blue colony screening from CYP102A1 libraries with a high conversion yield. The mutant and even the wild-type enzyme of CYP102A1 catalyzed the high regioselective (98 %) C-H hydroxylation of omeprazole sulfide to 5'-OH omeprazole sulfide with a high conversion yield (85-90 %). A highly efficient synthesis of 5'-OH omeprazole sulfide was developed using CYP102A1 from Bacillus megaterium as a biocatalyst.

  5. C-H nickellation of phenol-derived phosphinites: regioselectivity and structures of cyclonickellated complexes. (United States)

    Mangin, Loïc P; Zargarian, Davit


    This report describes the results of a study on the ortho-C-H nickellation of the aryl phosphinites i-Pr2P(OAr) derived from the following four groups of substituted phenols: 3-R-C6H4OH (R = F (b), Me (c), MeO (d), Cl (e)); 3,5-R2-C6H3OH (R = F (f), Me (g), Cl (h), OMe (i)); 2-R-C6H4OH (R = Me (j), Ph(k)); and 2,6-R2-C6H3OH (R = Me (l), Ph (m)). No nickellation was observed with the phosphinites derived from the 3,5-disubstituted phenols g and h, and the 2,6-disubstituted phenols l and m; in all other cases nickellation occurred at an ortho-C-H to generate either the Br-bridged dimers [{κ(P),κ(C)-(i-Pr)2POAr}Ni(μ-Br)]2 (1b-1f, 1j, and 1k) or the monomeric acetonitrile adduct {κ(P),κ(C)-ArOP(i-Pr)2}Ni(Br)(NCMe) (1i-NCMe). Analysis of C-H nickellation regioselectivity with 3-R-C6H4OH pointed to the importance of substituent sterics, not electronics: nickellation occurred at the least hindered position either exclusively (for R = Me (c), MeO(d), and Cl (e)) or predominantly (for R = F (b); 6 : 1). This conclusion is also consistent with the observation that C-H nickellation is possible with the 3,5-disubstituted aryl phosphinites bearing F and OMe, but not with the more bulky substituents Me or Cl. For the 2-substituted aryl phosphinites, C-H nickellation occurs at the unsubstituted ortho-C-H and not on the R substituent, regardless of whether the alternative C-H moiety of the substituent is sp(3) (R = Me (j)) or sp(2) (R = Ph (k)). The system thus reveals a strong preference for formation of 5-membered metallacycles. Consistent with this reactivity, no nickellation occurs with (2,6-R2-C6H3O)P(i-Pr)2. Tests with the parent dimer derived from i-Pr2P(OPh) showed that conversion to the monomeric acetonitrile adduct is highly favored, going to completion with only a small excess of MeCN. All new cyclonickellated complexes reported in this study were fully characterized, including by single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The solid state structures of the

  6. Analysis of Optical Activity in Terms of Bonds and Lone-Pairs: The Exceptionally Large Optical Rotation of Norbornenone. (United States)

    Moore, Barry; Srebro, Monika; Autschbach, Jochen


    Norbornenone, which has both a C═O and a C═C chromophore in a rigid bicyclic hydrocarbon framework, exhibits optical rotation (OR) an order of magnitude larger than that of similar molecules with only one of these chromophores (e.g., α-pinene). Its OR is also very sensitive to approximations in electronic structure calculations. The present study demonstrates a novel approach to interpret optical rotation using familiar concepts of chemical bonding, aided by first-principles calculations. A theoretical procedure is developed for analyzing the OR tensor components of a molecule in terms of individual bonds and lone pairs. The link between the chemist's bond and quantum mechanics is provided by localized molecular orbitals obtained from density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Delocalization of π orbitals is shown to play a crucial role in the large OR of norbornenone, as hinted by the DFT delocalization error inherent in many standard functionals and confirmed by detailed analysis. The OR contributions generated by the double bond in α-pinene are even stronger than that of norbornenone. The isotropic average, observed in solution or in gas phase, is small as a result of cancellation of tensor components with opposite signs. The electronic coupling and delocalization of the C═C π bond and the C═O oxygen π lone pair in norbornenone selectively enhance one of the OR tensor components, resulting in the exceptionally large negative isotropic OR.

  7. Microstructure characterization of advanced protective Cr/CrN+a-C:H/a-C:H:Cr multilayer coatings on carbon fibre composite (CFC). (United States)

    Major, L; Janusz, M; Lackner, J M; Kot, M; Major, B


    Studies of advanced protective chromium-based coatings on the carbon fibre composite (CFC) were performed. Multidisciplinary examinations were carried out comprising: microstructure transmission electron microscopy (TEM, HREM) studies, micromechanical analysis and wear resistance. Coatings were prepared using a magnetron sputtering technique with application of high-purity chromium and carbon (graphite) targets deposited on the CFC substrate. Selection of the CFC for surface modification in respect to irregularities on the surface making the CFC surface more smooth was performed. Deposited coatings consisted of two parts. The inner part was responsible for the residual stress compensation and cracking initiation as well as resistance at elevated temperatures occurring namely during surgical tools sterilization process. The outer part was responsible for wear resistance properties and biocompatibility. Experimental studies revealed that irregularities on the substrate surface had a negative influence on the crystallites growth direction. Chromium implanted into the a-C:H structure reacted with carbon forming the cubic nanocrystal chromium carbides of the Cr23 C6 type. The cracking was initiated at the coating/substrate interface and the energy of brittle cracking was reduced because of the plastic deformation at each Cr interlayer interface. The wear mechanism and cracking process was described in micro- and nanoscale by means of transmission electron microscope studies. Examined materials of coated CFC type would find applications in advanced surgical tools. © 2016 The Authors Journal of Microscopy © 2016 Royal Microscopical Society.

  8. Effects of hydrogen peroxide pretreatment and heat activation of silane on the shear bond strength of fiber-reinforced composite posts to resin cement. (United States)

    Pyun, Jung-Hoon; Shin, Tae-Bong; Lee, Joo-Hee; Ahn, Kang-Min; Kim, Tae-Hyung; Cha, Hyun-Suk


    To evaluate the effects of hydrogen peroxide pretreatment and heat activation of silane on the shear bond strength of fiber-reinforced composite posts to resin cement. The specimens were prepared to evaluate the bond strength of epoxy resin-based fiber posts (D.T. Light-Post) to dual-curing resin cement (RelyX U200). The specimens were divided into four groups (n=18) according to different surface treatments: group 1, no treatment; group 2, silanization; group 3, silanization after hydrogen peroxide etching; group 4, silanization with warm drying at 80℃ after hydrogen peroxide etching. After storage of the specimens in distilled water at 37℃ for 24 hours, the shear bond strength (in MPa) between the fiber post and resin cement was measured using a universal testing machine. The fractured surface of the fiber post was examined using scanning electron microscopy. Data were analyzed using one-way ANOVA and post-hoc analysis with Tukey's HSD test (α=0.05). Silanization of the fiber post (Group 2) significantly increased the bond strength in comparison with the non treated control (Group 1) (Pbond strength (Group 3 and 4) (Phydrogen peroxide etching before applying silane agent (Group 2 and 3) (P>.05). Fiber post silanization and subsequent heat treatment (80℃) with warm air blower can be beneficial in clinical post cementation. However, hydrogen peroxide etching prior to silanization was not effective in this study.

  9. Molecular structure, Normal Coordinate Analysis, harmonic vibrational frequencies, Natural Bond Orbital, TD-DFT calculations and biological activity analysis of antioxidant drug 7-hydroxycoumarin (United States)

    Sebastian, S.; Sylvestre, S.; Jayarajan, D.; Amalanathan, M.; Oudayakumar, K.; Gnanapoongothai, T.; Jayavarthanan, T.


    In this work, we report harmonic vibrational frequencies, molecular structure, NBO and HOMO, LUMO analysis of Umbelliferone also known as 7-hydroxycoumarin (7HC). The optimized geometric bond lengths and bond angles obtained by computation (monomer and dimmer) shows good agreement with experimental XRD data. Harmonic frequencies of 7HC were determined and analyzed by DFT utilizing 6-311+G(d,p) as basis set. The assignments of the vibrational spectra have been carried out with the help of Normal Coordinate Analysis (NCA) following the Scaled Quantum Mechanical Force Field Methodology (SQMFF). The change in electron density (ED) in the σ* and π* antibonding orbitals and stabilization energies E(2) have been calculated by Natural Bond Orbital (NBO) analysis to give clear evidence of stabilization originating in the hyperconjugation of hydrogen-bonded interaction. The energy and oscillator strength calculated by Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory (TD-DFT) complements with the experimental findings. The simulated spectra satisfactorily coincides with the experimental spectra. Microbial activity of studied compounds was tested against Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Psuedomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis, Shigella flexneri, Salmonella typhi and Enterococcus faecalis.

  10. Conserved water-mediated hydrogen bond network between TM-I, -II, -VI, and -VII in 7TM receptor activation

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    Nygaard, Rie; Hansen, Louise Valentin; Mokrosinski, Jacek


    Five highly conserved polar residues connected by a number of structural water molecules together with two rotamer micro-switches, TrpVI:13 and TyrVII:20, constitute an extended hydrogen bond network between the intracellular segments of TM-I, -II, -VI, and -VII of 7TM receptors. Molecular dynamics...... simulations showed that, although the fewer water molecules in rhodopsin were relatively movable, the hydrogen bond network of the beta2-adrenergic receptor was fully loaded with water molecules that were surprisingly immobilized between the two rotamer switches, both apparently being in their closed...... conformation. Manipulations of the rotamer state of TyrVII:20 and TrpVI:13 demonstrated that these residues served as gates for the water molecules at the intracellular and extracellular ends of the hydrogen bond network, respectively. TrpVI:13 at the bottom of the main ligand-binding pocket was shown...

  11. Synthesis of Biotin Linkers with the Activated Triple Bond Donor [p-(N-propynoylaminotoluic Acid] (PATA for Efficient Biotinylation of Peptides and Oligonucleotides

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    Martina Jezowska


    Full Text Available Biotin is an important molecule for modern biological studies including, e.g., cellular transport. Its exclusive affinity to fluorescent streptavidin/avidin proteins allows ready and specific detection. As a consequence methods for the attachment of biotin to various biological targets are of high importance, especially when they are very selective and can also proceed in water. One useful method is Hüisgen dipolar [3+2]-cycloaddition, commonly referred to as “click chemistry”. As we reported recently, the activated triple bond donor p-(N-propynoylaminotoluic acid (PATA gives excellent results when used for conjugations at submicromolar concentrations. Thus, we have designed and synthesized two biotin linkers, with different lengths equipped with this activated triple bond donor and we proceeded with biotinylation of oligonucleotides and C-myc peptide both in solution and on solid support with excellent yields of conversion.

  12. Effects of yoga exercise on maximum oxygen uptake, cortisol level, and creatine kinase myocardial bond activity in female patients with skeletal muscle pain syndrome


    Ha, Min-Sung; Baek, Yeong-Ho; Kim, Jong-Won; Kim, Do-Yeon


    [Purpose] This study analyzed the effects of yoga exercise on maximum oxygen uptake, cortisol level, and creatine kinase myocardial bond activity in female patients with skeletal muscle pain syndrome. [Subjects] The subjects were 24 female patients with skeletal muscle pain syndrome. [Methods] The subjects were divided into 2 groups: a yoga exercise group (n = 12) and a non-exercise control group (n = 12). Body composition, maximum oxygen uptake, cortisol level, and creatine kinase myocardial...

  13. A mild, ferrocene-catalyzed C-H imidation of (hetero)arenes. (United States)

    Foo, Klement; Sella, Eran; Thomé, Isabelle; Eastgate, Martin D; Baran, Phil S


    A simple method for direct C-H imidation is reported using a new perester-based self-immolating reagent and a base-metal catalyst. The succinimide products obtained can be easily deprotected in situ (if desired) to reveal the corresponding anilines directly. The scope of the reaction is broad, the conditions are extremely mild, and the reaction is tolerant of oxidizable and acid-labile functionality, multiple heteroatoms, and aryl iodides. Mechanistic studies indicate that ferrocene (Cp2Fe) plays the role of an electron shuttle in the decomposition of the perester reagent, delivering a succinimidyl radical ready to add to an aromatic system.

  14. Bond Activation and Hydrogen Evolution from Water through Reactions with M3S4 (M = Mo, W) and W3S3 Anionic Clusters. (United States)

    Kumar, Corrine A; Saha, Arjun; Raghavachari, Krishnan


    Transition metal sulfides (TMS) are being investigated with increased frequency because of their ability to efficiently catalyze the hydrogen evolution reaction. We have studied the trimetallic TMS cluster ions, Mo3S4-, W3S4-, and W3S3-, and probed their efficiency for bond activation and hydrogen evolution from water. These clusters have geometries that are related to the edge sites on bulk MoS2 surfaces that are known to play a role in hydrogen evolution. Using density functional theory, the electronic structures of these clusters and their chemical reactivity with water have been investigated. The reaction mechanism involves the initial formation of hydroxyl and thiol groups, hydrogen migration to form an intermediate with a metal hydride bond, and finally, combination of a hydride and a proton to eliminate H2. Using this mechanism, free energy profiles of the reactions of the three metal clusters with water have been constructed. Unlike previous reactivity studies of other related cluster systems, there is no overall energy barrier in the reactions involving the M3S4 systems. The energy required for the rate-determining step of the reaction (the initial addition of the cluster by water) is lower than the separated reactants (-0.8 kcal/mol for Mo and -5.1 kcal/mol for W). They confirm the M3S4- cluster's ability to efficiently activate the chemical bonds in water to release H2. Though the W3S3- cluster is not as efficient at bond activation, it provides insights into the factors that contribute to the success of the M3S4 anionic systems in hydrogen evolution.

  15. Transition Metal Catalyzed Hydroarylation of Multiple Bonds: Exploration of Second Generation Ruthenium Catalysts and Extension to Copper Systems

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    T. Brent Gunnoe


    Catalysts provide foundational technology for the development of new materials and can enhance the efficiency of routes to known materials. New catalyst technologies offer the possibility of reducing energy and raw material consumption as well as enabling chemical processes with a lower environmental impact. The rising demand and expense of fossil resources has strained national and global economies and has increased the importance of accessing more efficient catalytic processes for the conversion of hydrocarbons to useful products. The goals of the research are to develop and understand single-site homogeneous catalysts for the conversion of readily available hydrocarbons into useful materials. A detailed understanding of these catalytic reactions could lead to the development of catalysts with improved activity, longevity and selectivity. Such transformations could reduce the environmental impact of hydrocarbon functionalization, conserve energy and valuable fossil resources and provide new technologies for the production of liquid fuels. This project is a collaborative effort that incorporates both experimental and computational studies to understand the details of transition metal catalyzed C-H activation and C-C bond forming reactions with olefins. Accomplishments of the current funding period include: (1) We have completed and published studies of C-H activation and catalytic olefin hydroarylation by TpRu{l_brace}P(pyr){sub 3}{r_brace}(NCMe)R (pyr = N-pyrrolyl) complexes. While these systems efficiently initiate stoichiometric benzene C-H activation, catalytic olefin hydroarylation is hindered by inhibition of olefin coordination, which is a result of the steric bulk of the P(pyr){sub 3} ligand. (2) We have extended our studies of catalytic olefin hydroarylation by TpRu(L)(NCMe)Ph systems to L = P(OCH{sub 2}){sub 3}CEt. Thus, we have now completed detailed mechanistic studies of four systems with L = CO, PMe{sub 3}, P(pyr){sub 3} and P(OCH{sub 2}){sub 3}CEt

  16. C-H⋯Cl relevant discrepancy on structure, magnetic and electronic conductivity of two mixed-valence Cu ICu II coordination polymers (United States)

    Shi, Ling; Yang, Ping; Huang, Guang; Li, Qian; Wang, Ning; Wu, Jian-Zhong; Yu, Ying


    Two mixed-valence Cu ICu II coordination polymers [Cu ICu II(qdiol)ClL] n (qdiol 2-=2,3-dioxyquinoxalinate, L=2,2'-bipyridine, 1; L=1,10-phenanthroline, 2) were obtained in basic ethanolic solution of CuCl 2, 1,4-dihydro-2,3-quinoxalinedione and L under the solvothermal condition. 1 and 2 are similar in composition, but differ remarkably in structure. The coordination modes of Cu II, qdiol 2- and L are identical in both complexes. But the Cu I ions are two- and three-coordinated, and the Cl - ions are terminal and bridging, in 1 and 2, respectively, which are relevant to the significantly different C-H⋯Cl hydrogen bonding pattern of bpy and phen. The temperature variable magnetic susceptibilities show that 1 is paramagnetic and 2 is weakly antiferromagnetic. The complex impedance spectroscopic studies indicate that both 1 and 2 are semiconductors and 2 is more conducting.

  17. Biocompatible Silver-containing a-C:H and a-C coatings: AComparative Study

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    Endrino, Jose Luis; Allen, Matthew; Escobar Galindo, Ramon; Zhang, Hanshen; Anders, Andre; Albella, Jose Maria


    Hydrogenated diamond-like-carbon (a-C:H) and hydrogen-free amorphous carbon (a-C) coatings are known to be biocompatible and have good chemical inertness. For this reason, both of these materials are strong candidates to be used as a matrix that embeds metallic elements with antimicrobial effect. In this comparative study, we have incorporated silver into diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings by plasma based ion implantation and deposition (PBII&D) using methane (CH4) plasma and simultaneously depositing Ag from a pulsed cathodic arc source. In addition, we have grown amorphous carbon - silver composite coatings using a dual-cathode pulsed filtered cathodic-arc (FCA) source. The silver atomic content of the deposited samples was analyzed using glow discharge optical spectroscopy (GDOES). In both cases, the arc pulse frequency of the silver cathode was adjusted in order to obtain samples with approximately 5 at.% of Ag. Surface hardness of the deposited films was analyzed using the nanoindentation technique. Cell viability for both a-C:H/Ag and a-C:/Ag samples deposited on 24-well tissue culture plates has been evaluated.

  18. Metal-catalyzed activation of ethers via C-O bond cleavage: a new strategy for molecular diversity. (United States)

    Cornella, Josep; Zarate, Cayetana; Martin, Ruben


    In 1979, the seminal work of Wenkert set the standards for the utilization of aryl and vinyl ethers as coupling partners via C-O bond-cleavage. Although the topic remained dormant for almost three decades, the last few years have witnessed a renaissance in this area of expertise, experiencing an exponential growth and becoming a significant discipline within the cross-coupling arena. The means to utilize readily accessible aryl or vinyl ethers as counterparts does not only represent a practical, powerful and straightforward alternative to organic halides, but also constitutes an excellent opportunity to improve our chemical knowledge about a relatively unexplored area of expertise. This review summarizes the most significant developments in the area of C-O bond-cleavage when employing aryl or vinyl ethers, providing a detailed overview of the current state of the art and including future aspects, when applicable.

  19. Pyrroloindolone synthesis via a Cp*Co(III)-catalyzed redox-neutral directed C-H alkenylation/annulation sequence. (United States)

    Ikemoto, Hideya; Yoshino, Tatsuhiko; Sakata, Ken; Matsunaga, Shigeki; Kanai, Motomu


    A unique synthetic utility of a Cp*Co(III) catalyst in comparison with related Cp*Rh(III) catalysts is described. A C2-selective indole alkenylation/annulation sequence proceeded smoothly with catalytic amount of a [Cp*Co(III)(C6H6)](PF6)2 complex and KOAc. Intramolecular addition of an alkenyl-Cp*Co species to a carbamoyl moiety gave pyrroloindolones in 58-89% yield in one pot. Clear difference was observed between the catalytic activity of the Cp*Co(III) complex and those of Cp*Rh(III) complexes, highlighting the unique nucleophilic activity of the organocobalt species. The Cp*Co(III) catalysis was also suitable for simple alkenylation process of N-carbamoyl indoles, and broad range of alkynes, including terminal alkynes, were applicable to give C2-alkenylated indoles in 50-99% yield. Mechanistic studies on C-H activation step under Cp*Co(III) catalysis with the aid of an acetate unit as well as evaluation of the difference between organo-Co(III) species and organo-Rh(III) species are also described.

  20. Activation of dinitrogen-derived hafnium nitrides for nucleophilic N-C bond formation with a terminal isocyanate. (United States)

    Semproni, Scott P; Chirik, Paul J


    Better by Hf: Anion coordination to a bridging hafnocene nitride complex, prepared from CO-induced N2 cleavage, increases the nucleophilicity of the nitrogen atom, thus promoting additional NC bond formation with a typically inert terminal isocyanate ligand. This cascade sequence allows synthesis of otherwise challenging mono-substituted ureas using N2 , CO, and an appropriate electrophile. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  1. Synthesis, conformational analysis, and biological activities of cyclic enkephalins and model cyclic peptides containing thioamides as amide bond replacements

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    Sherman, D.B.


    This thesis describes the first applications of the thioamide surrogate ({psi}(CSNH)) in model cyclic peptides and cyclic enkephalins. The solution phase synthesis and conformational analysis of two model cyclic endothiopentapeptides, cyclo(D-Phe-Pro{psi} (CSNH)Gly-Pro-Gly) (I) and cyclo(D-Phe-Pro-Gly-Pro{psi}(CSNH)Gly) (II), are reported. The conformations of I and II were analyzed using several 1 and 2D NMR techniques, such as INDOR, temperature and concentration dependence, {sup 1}H-{sup 1}H and {sup 1}H-{sup 13}C COSY, ROESY, and magnetization transfer. Compound I displayed the same general conformation as its parent in CDCl{sub 3}, but the {gamma}-turn hydrogen bond appeared to be weaker, while the {beta}-turn hydrogen bond appeared to be stronger. In DMSO-d{sub 6}, this molecule existed in two conformations in a ratio of 2:1. The major conformer appeared to be the same as that in CDCl{sub 3}, while the second contained at least one cis X-Pro bond, most likely at the Gly{sup 1}-Pro{sup 2} position. Compound II displayed the same conformation as its parent in both solvents. The {gamma}-turn hydrogen bond again appeared to be weaker in CDCl{sub 3}, but comparable with the parent in DMSO-d{sub 6}. Molecular modeling studies of I and II indicated the Pro {psi} angle increased by {approx}6{degree} when a thiocarbonyl was present, thereby reducing steric interactions with the Pro {beta} methylene.

  2. Conjugation-Driven "Reverse Mars-van Krevelen"-Type Radical Mechanism for Low-Temperature C-O Bond Activation. (United States)

    Mironenko, Alexander V; Vlachos, Dionisios G


    C-O bond activation on monofunctional catalysts (metals, carbides, and oxides) is challenging due to activity constraints imposed by energy scaling relationships. Yet, contrary to predictions, recently discovered multifunctional metal/metal oxide catalysts (e.g., Rh/ReOx, Rh/MoOx, Ir/VOx) demonstrate unusually high C-O scission activity at moderate temperatures. Herein, we use extensive density functional theory calculations, first-principles microkinetic modeling, and electronic structure analysis to elucidate the metal/metal oxide synergy in the Ru/RuO2 catalyst, which enables up to 76% yield of the C-O scission product (2-methyl furan) in catalytic transfer hydrogenolysis of furfural at low temperatures. Our key mechanistic finding is a facile radical-mediated C-O bond activation on RuO2 oxygen vacancies, which directly leads to a weakly bound final product. This is the first time the radical reduction mechanism is reported in heterogeneous catalysis at temperatures labeling experiments, and the insights gained might prove useful more broadly in overcoming activity constraints induced by energy scaling relationships.

  3. The thermodynamics and kinetics of phosphoester bond formation, use, and dissociation in biology, with the example of polyphosphate in platelet activation, trasience, and mineralization. (United States)

    Omelon, S. J.


    Mitochondria condense orthophosphates (Pi), forming phosphoester bonds for ATP production that is important to life. This represents an exchange of energy from dissociated carbohydrate bonds to phosophoester bonds. These bonds are available to phosphorylate organic compounds or hydrolyze to Pi, driving many biochemical processes. The benthic bacteria T. namibiensis 1 and Beggiatoa 2 condense Pi into phosphate polymers in oxygenated environments. These polyphosphates (polyPs) are stored until the environment becomes anoxic, when these bacteria retrieve the energy from polyP dissociation into Pi3. Dissociated Pi is released outside of the bacteria, where it precipitates as apatite.The Gibbs free energy of polyP phosphoester bond hydrolysis is negative, however, the kinetics are slow4. Diatoms contain a polyP pool that is stable until after death, after which the polyPs hydrolyze and form apatite5. The roles of polyP in eukaryotic organism biochemistry continue to be discovered. PolyPs have a range of biochemical roles, such as bioavailable P-storage, stress adaptation, and blood clotting6. PolyP-containing granules are released from anuclear platelets to activate factor V7 and factor XII in the blood clotting process due to their polyanionic charge8. Platelets have a lifespan of approximately 8 days, after which they undergo apoptosis9. Data will be presented that demonstrate the bioactive, thermodynamically unstable polyP pool within older platelets in vitro can spontaneously hydrolyze and form phosphate minerals. This process is likely avoided by platelet digestion in the spleen and liver, possibly recycling platelet polyPs with their phosphoester bond energy for other biochemical roles. 1 Schulz HN et al. Science (2005) 307: 416-4182 Brüchert V et al. Geochim Cosmochim Acta (2003) 67: 4505-45183 Goldhammer T et al. Nat Geosci (2010) 3: 557-5614 de Jager H-J et al. J Phys Chem A (1988) 102: 2838-28415 Diaz, J et al. Science (2008) 320: 652-6556 Mason KD et al

  4. The critical role of phosphate in vanadium phosphate oxide for the catalytic activation and functionalization of n-butane to maleic anhydride. (United States)

    Cheng, Mu-Jeng; Goddard, William A


    We used density functional theory to study the mechanism of n-butane oxidation to maleic anhydride on the vanadium phosphorus oxide (VPO) surface. We found that O(1)═P on the V(V)OPO4 surface is the active center for initiating the VPO chemistry through extraction of H from alkane C-H bonds. This contrasts sharply with previous suggestions that the active center is either the V-O bonds or else a chemisorbed O2 on the (V(IV)O)2P2O7 surface. The ability of O(1)═P to cleave alkane C-H bonds is due to its strong basicity coupled with large reduction potentials of nearby V(V) ions. We examined several pathways for the subsequent functionalization of n-butane to maleic anhydride and found that the overall barrier does not exceed 21.7 kcal/mol.

  5. Monofunctional platinum(II) complexes with potent tumor cell growth inhibitory activity: the effect of a hydrogen-bond donor/acceptor N-heterocyclic ligand. (United States)

    Margiotta, Nicola; Savino, Salvatore; Gandin, Valentina; Marzano, Christine; Natile, Giovanni


    In this paper we investigate the possibility of further increase the role of the N-donor aromatic base in antitumor Hollis-type compounds by conferring the possibility to act as a hydrogen-bond donor/acceptor. Therefore, we synthesized the Pt(II) complex cis-[PtCl(NH3 )2 (naph)]NO3 (1) containing the 1,8-naphthyridine (naph) ligand. The naphthyridine ligand is generally monodentate, and the second nitrogen atom can act as H-bond donor/acceptor depending upon its protonation state. The possibility of forming such an H-bond could be crucial in the interaction of the drug with DNA or proteins. Apart from the synthesis of the compound, in this study we evaluated its in vitro antitumor activity in a wide panel of tumor cell lines, also including cells selected for their sensitivity/resistance to oxaliplatin, which was compared with that of previously reported complex 2 ([PtI(2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline)(1-methyl-cytosine)]I) and oxaliplatin and cisplatin as reference compounds. The cytotoxicity data were correlated with the cellular uptake and the DNA platination levels. Finally, the reactivity of 1 towards guanosine 5'-monophosphate (5'-GMP) and glutathione was investigated to provide insights into its mechanism of action. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  6. Rh(III)-catalyzed direct C-H/C-H cross-coupling of quinones with arenes assisted by a directing group: identification of carbazole quinones as GSKβ inhibitors. (United States)

    Moon, Youngtaek; Jeong, Yujeong; Kook, Daehyuk; Hong, Sungwoo


    Rh-catalyzed direct C-H/C-H cross-coupling reaction of various (hetero)arenes with quinones is developed. This protocol is effective for a broad range of both quinone and arene substrates and a wide range of directing groups for this reaction, affording structurally diverse aryl-substituted quinones with high synthetic utility. Moreover, the present synthetic route allowed for the rapid construction of the carbazole quinone moiety that was identified as a new inhibitor scaffold for GSKβ.

  7. Molecular tuning of the closed shell C-H···F-C hydrogen bond. (United States)

    Lu, Norman; Ley, Rebecca M; Cotton, Charles E; Chung, Wei-Cheng; Francisco, Joseph S; Negishi, Ei-ichi


    The existence of the rare six-membered and intramolecular C-H···F-C hydrogen-bond has been experimentally proven in the gas phase and in the solid state recently. However, the effect of the substituents on this C-H···F-C hydrogen-bond system has never been reported. In view of the importance of this type of C-H···F-C H-bonding whose weak interaction has been found critical in nanotechnology and biological systems, the nine functional groups composed of electron donating and electron withdrawing groups are inserted into this C-H···F-C interaction to study the group effect on the hydrogen bonding. Group effects on this C-H···F-C H-bonding system have been found, and their effects on the H-bonding system have been found to be tunable.

  8. Modeling a-SiC:H tandem pinpin and pinip photodiodes for color sensor application. (United States)

    Fantoni, A; Martins, J; Fernandes, M; Louro, P; Vygranenko, Y; Vieira, M


    The present paper reports the optical properties of multilayer structures composed by p-i-n cells based on a-SiC:H or a-Si:H material. Different structures are studied in order to obtain image sensors that accomplish color filtering in addition to image pattern recognition. A simple theoretical model is developed to explain sensors behavior and to derive the optical-readout experimental procedure. Electrical models for the sensors are established for simulation purposes and to compare photocurrent signals with experimental data. A numerical simulation of the JV characteristic and of the spectral response is also presented in order to show possible future optimization of the device. Two main structures are studied, namely p-i-n/p-i-n and p-i-n/n-i-p tandem cells.

  9. Studies of beauty baryon decays to $D^0 ph^-$ and $\\Lambda_c^+ h^-$ final states

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    Decays of beauty baryons to the $D^0 p h^-$ and $\\Lambda_c^+ h^-$ final states (where $h$ indicates a pion or a kaon) are studied using a data sample of $pp$ collisions, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb$^{-1}$, collected by the LHCb detector. The Cabibbo-suppressed decays $\\Lambda_b^0\\to D^0 p K^-$ and $\\Lambda_b^0\\to \\Lambda_c^+ K^-$ are observed and their branching fractions are measured with respect to the decays $\\Lambda_b^0\\to D^0 p \\pi^-$ and $\\Lambda_b^0\\to \\Lambda_c^+ \\pi^-$. In addition, the first observation is reported of the decay of the neutral beauty-strange baryon $\\Xi_b^0$ to the $D^0 p K^-$ final state, and a measurement of the $\\Xi_b^0$ mass is performed. Evidence of the $\\Xi_b^0\\to \\Lambda_c^+ K^-$ decay is also reported.

  10. Three substituted (E)-3-aryl-2-(thienyl)acrylonitriles: isolated molecules, simple hydrogen-bonded chains and hydrogen-bonded sheets. (United States)

    Cobo, Debora; Quiroga, Jairo; de la Torre, José M; Cobo, Justo; Low, John N; Glidewell, Christopher


    The structure of (E)-2-(2-thienyl)-3-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)acrylonitrile, C16H15NO3S, contains no direction-specific intermolecular interactions. The molecules of (E)-3-(4-bromophenyl)-2-(2-thienyl)acrylonitrile, C13H8BrNS, exhibit orientational disorder of the thienyl fragment, and the molecules are linked into simple C(5) chains by a single C-H...N hydrogen bond. In (E)-3-phenyl-2-(3-thienyl)acrylonitrile, C13H9NS, the molecules are linked into sheets by a combination of one C-H...N hydrogen bond and one C-H...pi(arene) hydrogen bond.

  11. Effect of disulphide bond position on salt resistance and LPS-neutralizing activity of α-helical homo-dimeric model antimicrobial peptides. (United States)

    Nan, Yong Hai; Shin, Song Yub


    To investigate the effects of disulphide bond position on the salt resistance and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-neutralizing activity of α-helical homo-dimeric antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), we synthesized an α-helical model peptide (K6L4W1) and its homo-dimeric peptides (di-K(6)L(4)W(1)-N, di-K(6)L(4)W(1)-M, and di-K(6)L(4)W(1)-C) with a disulphide bond at the N-terminus, the central position, and the C-terminus of the molecules, respectively. Unlike (6)L(4)W(1) and di-K(6)L(4)W(1)-M, the antimicrobial activity of di-K(6)L(4)W(1)-N and di-K(6)L(4)W(1)-C was unaffected by 150 mM NaCl. Both di-K(6)L(4)W(1)-N and di-K(6)L(4)W(1)-C caused much greater inhibitory effects on nitric oxide (NO) release in LPS-induced mouse macrophage RAW 264.7 cells, compared to di-K(6)L(4)W(1)-M. Taken together, our results indicate that the presence of a disulphide bond at the N- or C-terminus of the molecule, rather than at the central position, is more effective when designing salt-resistant α-helical homo-dimeric AMPs with potent antimicrobial and LPS-neutralizing activities. [BMB reports 2011; 44(11): 747-752].

  12. Metal-Free Multiple Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Hydrogen Bond Activations via Charge-Switching Mechanism in Unstrained Diindolylmethanes. (United States)

    Challa, Chandrasekhar; Varughese, Sunil; Suresh, Cherumuttathu H; Lankalapalli, Ravi S


    A transformation of the unstrained phenol substituted 3,3'-diindolylmethanes (DIPMs) to 2,3'-diindolylketones (DIKs) by double C-C single bond cleavage with associated rearrangements, triggered by phenyliodine(III) diacetate (PIDA), is reported. Density functional theory studies reveal a mechanism involving multiple "charge-switching" steps by synergistic involvement of the two indole units with overall low activation energy. The indole 'charge-switching' mechanism in DIPMs was further extended toward synthesis of a natural product motif cyclohepta[b]indole from biaryl appended DIBM.

  13. Study of optical sensors of the form Al/a-SiC:H/c-Si(n with high sensitivity.

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    Full Text Available In the present work optical sensors of the form Al/a-SiC:H/c-Si(n, for different thickness of a-SiC:H thin films are stud-ied. More specifically, a-SiC:H thin films were deposited by rf sputtering technique on c-Si(n substrates for different thickness of the amorphous semiconductor and, subsequently, the samples were annealed in the temperature range from 300oC up to 675 oC. Experimental measurements of the optical response of these sensors showed that for thicknesses of a-SiC:H greater than a critical value, which depends on annealing temperature, a mechanism of losses is appeared in the region of wavelengths from 525nm up to 625nm. This behaviour is attributed to the recombination of photo-generated electrons-hole pairs in the neutral region of a-SiC:H, when this exceeds the diffusion length of minority carries, Lp. Also, the value of the reverse bias voltage appears to influence considerably the optical response of these sensors when d > Lp in the case where the a-SiC: H thin films were annealed at 600oC.

  14. Palladium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes: Synthesis from Benzimidazolium Salts and Catalytic Activity in Carbon-carbon Bond-forming Reactions. (United States)

    Sahin, Ziya; Akkoς, Senem; İlhan, İlhan Özer; Kayser, Veysel


    Detailed and generalized protocols are presented for the synthesis and subsequent purification of four palladium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes from benzimidazolium salts. Detailed and generalized protocols are also presented for testing the catalytic activity of such complexes in arylation and Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reactions. Representative results are shown for the catalytic activity of the four complexes in arylation and Suzuki-Miyaura type reactions. For each of the reactions investigated, at least one of the four complexes successfully catalyzed the reaction, qualifying them as promising candidates for catalysis of many carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions. The protocols presented are general enough to be adapted for the synthesis, purification and catalytic activity testing of new palladium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes.

  15. Crystal structure, vibrational spectra and DFT studies of hydrogen bonded 1,2,4-triazolium hydrogenselenate (United States)

    Arjunan, V.; Thirunarayanan, S.; Marchewka, M. K.; Mohan, S.


    The new hydrogen bonded molecular complex 1,2,4-triazolium hydrogenselenate (THS) is prepared by the reaction of 1H-1,2,4-triazole and selenic acid. This complex is stabilised by N-H⋯O and C-H⋯O hydrogen bonding and electrostatic attractive forces between 1H and 1,2,4-triazolium cations and hydrogen selenate anions. The XRD studies revealed that intermolecular proton transfer occur from selenic acid to 1H-1,2,4-triazole molecule, results in the formation of 1,2,4-triazolium hydrogenselenate which contains 1,2,4-triazolium cations and hydrogenselenate anions. The molecular structure of THS crystal has also been optimised by using Density Functional Theory (DFT) using B3LYP/cc-pVTZ and B3LYP/6-311++G** methods in order to find the whole characteristics of the molecular complex. The theoretical structural parameters such as bond length, bond angle and dihedral angle determined by DFT methods are well agreed with the XRD parameters. The atomic charges and thermodynamic properties are also calculated and analysed. The energies of frontier molecular orbitals HOMO, LUMO, HOMO-1, LUMO+1 and LUMO-HUMO energy gap are calculated to understand the kinetic stability and chemical reactivity of the molecular complex. The natural bond orbital analysis (NBO) has been performed in order to study the intramolecular bonding interactions and delocalisation of electrons. These intra molecular charge transfer may induce biological activities such as antimicrobials, antiinflammatory, antifungal etc. The complete vibrational assignments of THS have been performed by using FT-IR and FT-Raman spectra.

  16. Oxidative Addition of Carbon–Carbon Bonds with a Redox-Active Bis(imino)pyridine Iron Complex


    Darmon, Jonathan M.; Stieber, S. Chantal E.; Sylvester, Kevin T.; Fernández, Ignacio; Lobkovsky, Emil; Semproni, Scott P.; Bill, Eckhard; Wieghardt, Karl; DeBeer, Serena; Chirik, Paul J.


    Addition of biphenylene to the bis(imino)pyridine iron dinitrogen complexes, (iPrPDI)Fe(N2)2 and [(MePDI)Fe(N2)]2(μ2-N2) (RPDI = 2,6-(2,6-R2—C6H3— N=CMe)2C5H3N; R = Me, iPr), resulted in oxidative addition of a C—C bond at ambient temperature to yield the corresponding iron biphenyl compounds, (RPDI)Fe-(biphenyl). The molecular structures of the resulting bis-(imino)pyridine iron metallacycles were established by X-ray diffraction and revealed idealized square pyramidal geometries. The electr...

  17. Use of VLC for indoors navigation with RGB LEDs and a-SiC:H photodetector (United States)

    Louro, P.; Costa, J.; Vieira, M.; Vieira, M. A.; Vygranenko, Y.


    In this research we present a Visible Light Communication (VLC) system for indoor positioning and navigation. The viability of this methodology was demonstrated in previous work for indoor positioning within the unit navigation cell. In this paper it is proposed to extend this concept for navigation in wider spaces that demand more than one navigation unit. The proposed system uses white RGB LEDs of wide divergence angle and a specific photodetector dedicated to the selective wavelengths detection of red, green and blue light. The photodetector is a multilayered pin-pin heterostructure based on a-SiC:H/a-Si:H, such that the spectral sensitivity can be controlled externally by steady state background light. The RGB emitters of the white LED were modulated with specific bit sequences and frequency to assign different optical excitations to each spatial region. The measurement of the induced photocurrent signal by the detector allows the identification of the position. For this purpose the decoding algorithm for the photocurrent signal processing uses the filtering properties of the photodetector for the recognition of the navigation cell word code, and detection of the wavelength and Fourier analysis for recognition of the signal frequency.

  18. Influence of modulation periods on the tribological behavior of Si/a-C: H multilayer film (United States)

    Zhu, Linan; Wu, Yanxia; Zhang, Shujiao; Yu, Shengwang; Tang, Bin; Liu, Ying; Zhou, Bing; Shen, Yanyan


    A series of Si/a-C: H multilayer films with different modulation periods were fabricated on stainless steel and silicon substrates by radio-frequency magnetron sputtering. The influence of the modulation period on the structure, morphology, mechanical properties and tribological behaviors in different environments (air, simulated acid rain, and NaCl solution) was investigated. The results show that the content of the sp2 hybrid carbon, surface roughness and hardness of the multilayer film increased firstly and then decreased with the decreased modulation period. Furthermore, the combination of the sublayer agrees well with the formation of the SiC crystal at the interface. Interestingly, the films show quite substantially different tribological properties in various test environments. The lowest friction coefficient is 0.2 for the S1 film in air. However, the lowest friction coefficient can reach 0.13 in solution. Importantly, the tribological behavior of the multilayer film is mainly determined by its hardness, as well as surface roughness in air while it is closely related with modulation period and interface structure in solution.

  19. Indoors positioning through VLC technology using an a-SiC:H photodetector (United States)

    Louro, P.; Costa, J.; Vieira, M.; Vieira, M. A.


    The work presented in this paper supports the viability of a navigation system based on Visible Light Communication (VLC) for indoors applications. The system design uses RGB LEDs and an a:SiC:H photodetector. An optoelectronic characterization of the devices used in the integrated system is presented to support the main results, namely the decoding strategy. The photodetector is a pin-pin heterostructure that works as an optical filter, presenting a selective spectral sensitivity dependent on the external optical bias. The red and blue light emitted from the white RGB LEDs were modulated at different frequencies. With this configuration each cardinal direction becomes assigned to a specific set of optical excitation (wavelength and frequency). The decoding of the output photocurrent allows the identification of the input optical signals and the determination of the correspondent spatial direction. The localization algorithm makes use of the Fourier transform to identify the frequencies present in the photocurrent signal and the wavelength filtering properties of the sensor under front and back optical bias to detect the existing red and blue signals. The viability of the system is demonstrated through the implementation of an automatic algorithm to infer the photodetector cardinal direction. Additional research on the light intensity is presented to investigate the accuracy of the spatial position along a cardinal direction.

  20. Understanding Bonds - Denmark

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Rimmer, Nina Røhr


    a specified rate of interest during the life of the bond and to repay the face value of the bond (the principal) when it “matures,” or comes due. Among the types of bonds you can choose from are: Government securities, municipal bonds, corporate bonds, mortgage and asset-backed securities, federal agency...