Sample records for halogen substituent effects

  1. Theoretical Investigation on the Substituent Effect of Halogen Atoms at the C8 Position of Adenine: Relative Stability, Vibrational Frequencies, and Raman Spectra of Tautomers.

    Chen, Yan-Li; Wu, De-Yin; Tian, Zhong-Qun


    We have theoretically investigated the substituent effect of adenine at the C8 position with a substituent X = H, F, Cl, and Br by using the density functional theory (DFT) at the B3LYP/6-311+G(d, p) level. The aim is to study the substituent effect of halogen atoms on the relative stability, vibrational frequencies, and solvation effect of tautomers. Our calculated results show that for substituted adenine molecules the N9H8X tautomer to be the most stable structure in gas phase at the present theoretical level. Here N9H8X denotes the hydrogen atom binds to the N9 position of imidazole ring and X denotes H, F, Cl, and Br atoms. The influence of the induced attraction of the fluorine substituent is significantly larger than chlorine and bromine ones. The halogen substituent effect has a significant influence on changes of vibrational frequencies and Raman intensities.

  2. Ion-Pair Halogen Bonds in 2-Halo-Functionalized Imidazolium Chloride Receptors: Substituent and Solvent Effects.

    Nunes, Rafael; Costa, Paulo J


    The interaction of 2-halo-functionalized imidazolium derivatives (n-X(+) ; X=Cl, Br, I) with a chloride anion through ion-pair halogen bonds (n-X⋅Cl) was studied by means of DFT and ab initio calculations. A method benchmark was performed on 2-bromo-1H-imidazol-3-ium in association with chloride (1-Br⋅Cl); MP2 yielded the best results when compared with CCSD(T) calculations. The interaction energies (ΔE) in the gas phase are high and, although the electrostatic interaction is strong owing to the ion-pair nature of the system, large X⋅⋅⋅Cl(-) Wiberg bond orders and contributions from charge transfer (nCl- →σ*C-X) are obtained. These values drop considerably in chloroform and water; this shows that solvent plays a role in modulating the interaction and that gas-phase calculations are particularly unrealistic for experimental applications. The introduction of electron-withdrawing groups in the 4,5-positions of the imidazolium (e.g., -NO2 , -F) increases the halogen-bond strength in both the gas phase and solvent, including water. The effect of the substituents on the 1,3-positions (N-H groups) also depends on the solvent. The variation of ΔE can be predicted through a two-parameter linear regression that optimizes the weights of charge-transfer and electrostatic interactions, which are different in vacuum and in solvent (chloroform and water). These results could be used in the rational design of efficient chloride receptors based on halogen bonds that work in solution, in particular, in an aqueous environment.

  3. Influence of Halogen Substituents on the Catalytic Oxidation of 2,4,6-Halogenated Phenols by Fe(III-Tetrakis(p-hydroxyphenyl porphyrins and Potassium Monopersulfate

    Seiya Nagao


    Full Text Available The influence of halogen substituents on the catalytic oxidation of 2,4,6-trihalogenated phenols (TrXPs by iron(III-porphyrin/KHSO5 catalytic systems was investigated. Iron(III-5,10,15,20-tetrakis(p-hydroxyphenylporphyrin (FeTHP and its supported variants were employed, where the supported catalysts were synthesized by introducing FeTHP into hydroquinone-derived humic acids via formaldehyde poly-condensation. F (TrFP, Cl (TrCP, Br (TrBP and I (TrIP were examined as halogen substituents for TrXPs. Although the supported catalysts significantly enhanced the degradation and dehalogenation of TrFP and TrCP, the oxidation of TrBP and TrIP was not enhanced, compared to the FeTHP catalytic system. These results indicate that the degree of oxidation of TrXPs is strongly dependent on the types of halogen substituent. The order of dehalogenation levels for halogen substituents in TrXPs was F > Cl > Br > I, consistent with their order of electronegativity. The electronegativity of a halogen substituent affects the nucleophilicity of the carbon to which it is attached. The levels of oxidation products in the reaction mixtures were analyzed by GC/MS after extraction with n-hexane. The most abundant dimer product from TrFP via 2,6-difluoroquinone is consistent with a scenario where TrXP, with a more electronegative halogen substituent, is readily oxidized, while less electronegative halogen substituents are oxidized less readily by iron(III-porphyrin/KHSO5 catalytic systems.

  4. Influence of substituents on the nature of metal⋯π interaction and its cooperativity with halogen bond

    Gao, Meng; Cheng, Jianbo, E-mail:, E-mail:; Yang, Xin; Li, Wenzuo; Xiao, Bo; Li, Qingzhong, E-mail:, E-mail: [The Laboratory of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Yantai University, Yantai 264005 (China)


    High-level quantum chemical calculations have been performed to investigate the influence of substituents on the metal—π interaction and its cooperative effect with halogen bond in C{sub 2}X{sub 4}⋯MCN⋯ClF (X = H, CN, CH{sub 3}; M = Cu, Ag, Au). The strong electron-withdrawing group CN weakens the metal—π covalent interaction, while the weak electron-withdrawing group CH{sub 3} strengthens it. The metal—π covalent interaction is dominated by electrostatic energy although the AuCN complex has approximately equal electrostatic and polarization contributions. However, the metal—π covalent interaction is governed by polarization energy due to the CN substitution. A cooperative effect is found for the halogen bond and metal—π interactions in C{sub 2}H{sub 4}⋯MCN⋯ClF, while a diminutive effect occurs in the triads by the CN substituent. Orbital interaction analysis indicates that the strong electron-withdrawing group CN causes the C=C group vary from a stronger donor orbital to a stronger acceptor orbital.

  5. Tuning Conductance in Aromatic Molecules: Constructive and Counteractive Substituent Effects

    Garner, Marc H.; Solomon, Gemma C.; Strange, Mikkel


    Destructive quantum interference in aromatic hydrocarbons can be tuned using chemical substituents; however, classical chemical intuition is not enough to explain the effects on electron transport. Using Huckel theory and density functional theory calculations, in combination with the Landauer....... This insight should be useful when substituents are to be used for tuning destructive quantum interference features in the transmission relative to the Fermi energy of the electrodes....

  6. Substituent effects of iron porphyrins: Structural, kinetic, and theoretical studies

    Lu Xiaoquan, E-mail: [Key Laboratory of Bioelectrochemistry and Environmental Analysis of Gansu Province, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, 730070 (China); Ma Junying; Sun Ruiping; Nan Mina; Meng Fanfu; Du Jie; Wang Xiaoyan; Shang Hui [Key Laboratory of Bioelectrochemistry and Environmental Analysis of Gansu Province, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, 730070 (China)


    Substituent effects of iron porphyrin complexes on the structures and kinetic processes have been examined for the first time. Basing on the premise that iron porphyrin is functional analogous to heme, a series of iron porphyrin derivatives bearing different substituents at the meso positions of the corrole ring are investigated as to their electrochemistry, the relationships among the electron transfer (ET) processes, their structures, and orbital energies. The good coherence between the experiment and theory indicates that the ET rate can be accelerated when electron-donating substituents are introduced to the iron porphyrin ring. Finally, the implications of the results are discussed in the influence of stability of iron porphyrin complexes on the ability to carry molecular oxygen, which may suggest it possible to dominate the biological activity of heme by selecting the appropriate substituents to iron porphyrin ring.

  7. Substituent Effects on the Stability and Antioxidant Activity of Spirodiazaselenuranes

    Devappa S. Lamani


    Full Text Available Spirodiazaselenuranes are structurally interesting compounds and the stability of these compounds depends highly on the nature of the substituents attached to the nitrogen atoms. Aromatic substituents are known to play important roles in stabilizing the Se-N bonds in spiro compounds. In this study, several spirodiazaselenuranes are synthesized by introducing benzylic and aliphatic substituents to understand their effect on the stability of the Se-N bonds and the antioxidant activity. Replacement of phenyl substituent by benzyl/alkyl groups significantly reduces the stability of the spirodiazaselenuranes and slows down the oxidative cyclization process. The selenium centre in the spiro compounds undergoes further oxidation to produce the corresponding selenurane oxides, which are stable at room temperature. Comparison of the glutathione peroxidase (GPx mimetic activity of the compounds showed that the diaryl selenides having heterocyclic rings are significantly more active due to the facile oxidation of the selenium centre. However, the activity is reduced significantly for compounds having aliphatic substituents. In addition to GPx activity, the compounds also inhibit peroxynitrite-mediated nitration and oxidation reaction of protein and small molecules, respectively. The experimental observations suggest that the antioxidant activity is increased considerably upon substitution of the aromatic group with the benzylic/aliphatic substituents on the nitrogen atoms.

  8. Halo substituent effects on intramolecular cycloadditions involving furanyl amides.

    Padwa, Albert; Crawford, Kenneth R; Straub, Christopher S; Pieniazek, Susan N; Houk, K N


    Intramolecular Diels-Alder reactions involving a series of N-alkenyl-substituted furanyl amides were investigated. Stable functionalized oxanorbornenes were formed in high yield upon heating at 80-110 degrees C. The cycloaddition reactions include several bromo-substituted furanyl amides, and these systems were found to proceed at a much faster rate and in higher yield than without substitution. This effect was observed by incorporating a halogen in the 3- or 5-position of the furan ring and appears to be general. The origin of increased cycloaddition rates for halo-substituted furans has been investigated with quantum mechanical calculations. The success of these reactions is attributed to increases in reaction exothermicities; this both decreases activation enthalpies and increases barriers to retrocycloadditions. Halogen substitution on furan increases reactant energy and stabilizes the product, which is attributed to the preference of electronegative halogens to be attached to a more highly alkylated and therefore more electropositive framework.

  9. Photochromic fulgides and spirooxazines: mechanism and substituent effect on photoreactions

    樊美公; 明阳福; 于联合; 张新宇; 孟宪娟; 梁永超; 杨茁


    Molecular design, synthesis and photochromic properties of spirooxazines and fulgides are described. In the case of fulgides, the change of the substituents may lead to different photochromic properties and different photoreactions of the kind of compounds. In photochromic process of pyrryl-substituted fulgides, the excited singlet state is the mam species, but the excited triplet state is also involved. However, no excited triplet state has been observed in cyclization of aryl-substituted fulgides. In the case of spirooxazines, the substituents at 2’-position have great effect on the formation of photoproduct and on the mechanism of photoreaction. The increase of steric hindrance of the 2’-position substituent gives rise to the decrease of the quantum yield for the formation of photochromic merocyanine (PMC) and the increase of the relative quantum yield for the charge separated twist intermediate (CT).

  10. Quantifying the effects of halogen bonding by haloaromatic donors on the acceptor pyrimidine.

    Ellington, Thomas L; Reves, Peyton L; Simms, Briana L; Wilson, Jamey L; Watkins, Davita L; Tschumper, Gregory S; Hammer, Nathan I


    The effects of intermolecular interactions by a series of haloaromatic halogen bond donors on the normal modes and chemical shifts of the acceptor pyrimidine are investigated by Raman and NMR spectroscopies and electronic structure computations. Halogen bond interactions with pyrimidine's nitrogen atoms shift normal modes to higher energy and shift 1H and 13C NMR peaks upfield in adjacent nuclei. This perturbation of vibrational normal modes is reminiscent of the effects of hydrogen bonded networks of water, methanol, or silver on pyrimidine. The unexpected observation of vibrational red shifts and downfield 13C NMR shifts in some complexes suggests that other intermolecular forces such as pi-interactions are competing with halogen bonding. Natural bond orbital analyses indicate a wide range of charge transfer from pyrimidine to different haloaromatic donors is possible and computed halogen bond binding energies can be larger than a typical hydrogen bond. These results emphasize the importance in strategic selection of substituents and electron withdrawing groups in developing supramolecular structures based on halogen bonding.

  11. Substituent Effects on the Absorption and Fluorescence Properties of Anthracene.

    Abou-Hatab, Salsabil; Spata, Vincent A; Matsika, Spiridoula


    Substitution can be used to efficiently tune the photophysical properties of chromophores. In this study, we examine the effect of substituents on the absorption and fluorescence properties of anthracene. The effects of mono-, di-, and tetrasubstitution of electron-donating and -withdrawing functional groups were explored. In addition, the influence of a donor-acceptor substituent pair and the position of substitution were investigated. Eleven functional groups were varied on positions 1, 2, and 9 of anthracene, and on position 6 of 2-methoxyanthracene and 2-carboxyanthracene. Moreover, the donor-acceptor pair NH2/CO2H was added on different positions of anthracene for additional studies of doubly substituted anthracenes. Finally, we looked into quadruple substitutions on positions 1,4,5,8 and 2,3,6,7. Vertical excitation energies and oscillator strengths were computed using density functional theory with the hybrid CAM-B3LYP functional and 6-311G(d) basis set. Correlations between the excitation energies or oscillator strengths of the low-lying bright La state and the Hammett sigma parameter, σp(+), of the substituents were examined. The energy is red-shifted for all cases of substitution. Oscillator strengths increase when substituents are placed along the direction of the transition dipole moment of the bright La excited state. Substitution of long chain conjugated groups significantly increases the oscillator strength in comparison to the cases for other substituents. In addition, the results of quadruply substituted geometries reveal symmetric substitution at the 1,4,5,8 positions significantly increases the oscillator strength and can lower the band gap compared to that of the unsubstituted anthracene molecule by up to 0.5 eV.

  12. Substituent Effect on N-Benzylideneanilines by DFT Energy Partition

    MA Yan-Ping; BAO Peng; YU Zhong-Heng


    To investigate the substituent effect on π-electron delocalization of the N-benzylideneaniline (NBA), the vertical resonance energies △EV(θ) of eleven substituted NBAs were separated into π and σ parts at the B3LYP/6-311G(d) level of the Density Functional Theory (DFT). When substituted with an electron-releasing group -OH, the calculated △EV(θ) of NBA was increased, indicative of more resonance destabilization than the mother molecule. However, when substituted with an electron-withdrawing group -NO2, the calculated △EV(θ)values indicated less resonance destabilization. The most destabilizing effect was observed especially when the -OH group located at the ortho-position of the aromatic ring in the fragment -N=CH-Ar. For most of the substituted NBA molecules, it was the destabilized σ framework that determined the destabilizing feature of the vertical resonance energy, instead of the stabilized π system. When the -NO2 substituent at the para-position of the aromatic ring of the -N=CH-Ar group, the π system had the highest stabilizing effect while the σ framework exhibited the highest destabilizing effect. While the -NO2 substituent was at the para-position of the left aromatic ring (Ar-), the NBA had the least vertical resonance energy value.

  13. Effect of phenol and halogenated phenols on energy transfer reactions of rat liver mitochondria.



    Full Text Available The in vitro effects of phenol and p-halogenated phenols on mitochondrial energy transfer reactions were examined using isolated rat liver mitochondria. The relationship between physiochemical properties of phenolic compounds and their effects on mitochondria were studied. Phenol and p-halogenated phenols induced the release of K+ ions from mitochondria, suggesting a change in permeability to K+ ions. A decrease in the respiratory control index, an increase in K+ release and stimulation of latent ATPase activity were observed with these compounds in the descending order of p-iodophenol, p-bromophenol, p-chlorophenol, p-fluorophenol and phenol. The concentrations of the phenolic compounds resulting in fifty percent inhibition of the respiratory control index and those resulting in fifty percent release of K+ ions significantly correlated with Hammett's substituent constant (sigma and the hydrophobic binding constant (pi of the compounds.

  14. A DFT study of substituent effects in corannulene dimers.

    Josa, Daniela; Rodríguez Otero, Jesús; Cabaleiro Lago, Enrique M


    Corannulene dimers made up of corannulene monomers with different curvature and substituents were studied using M06-2X, B97D and ωB97XD functionals and 6-31+G* basis set. Corannulene molecules were substituted with five alternating Br, Cl, CH(3), C(2)H or CN units. Geometric results showed that substituents gave rise to small changes in the curvature of corannulene bowls. So, there was not a clear relationship between the curvature of bowls and the changes on interaction energy generated by addition of substituents in the bowl. Electron withdrawing substituents gave rise to a more positive molecular electrostatic potential (MEP) of the bowl, which was able to get a strong interaction with the negative MEP at the surface of a fullerene. Substitution with CN caused the largest effect, giving rise to the most positive MEP and to a large interaction energy of -24.64 kcal mol(-1), at the ωB97XD/6-31+G* level. Dispersive effects must be taken into account to explain the catching ability of the different substituted corannulenes. For unsubstituted dimers, calculations with DFT-D methods employing ωB97XD and B97D functionals led to similar results to those previously reported at the SCS-MP2/cc-pVTZ level for corannulene dimers (A. Sygula and S. Saebø, Int. J. Quant. Chem., 2009, 109, 65). In particular, the ωB97XD functional led to a difference of only 0.35 kcal mol(-1), regarding MP2 interaction energy for corannulene dimers. On the other hand, the M06-2X functional showed a general considerable underestimation of interaction energies. This functional worked quite well to study trends, but not to obtain absolute interaction energies.

  15. Photoswitchable fluorescent diheteroarylethenes: substituent effects on photochromic and solvatochromic properties.

    Gillanders, Florencia; Giordano, Luciana; Díaz, Sebastián A; Jovin, Thomas M; Jares-Erijman, Elizabeth A


    Photoswitchable fluorescent diheteroarylethenes are promising candidates for applications in super-resolution molecular localization fluorescence microscopy thanks to their high quantum yields and fatigue-resistant photoswitching characteristics. We have studied the effect of varying substituents on the photophysical properties of six sulfone derivatives of diheteroarylethenes, which display fluorescence in one (closed form) of two thermally stable photochromic states. Electron-donating substituents displace the absorption and emission spectra towards the red without substantially affecting the fluorescence quantum yields. Furthermore, ethoxybromo, a very electron-donating substituent, stabilizes the excited state of the closed isomer to the extent of almost entirely inhibiting its cycloreversion. Multi-parameter Hammett correlations indicate a relationship between the emission maxima and electron-donating character, providing a useful tool in the design of future photochromic molecules. Most of the synthesized compounds exhibit small bathochromic shifts and shorter fluorescence lifetimes with an increase in solvent polarity. However, the ethoxybromo-substituted fluorescent photochrome is unique in its strong solvatochromic behaviour, constituting a photoactivatable (photochromic), fluorescent and highly solvatochromic small organic compound. The Catalán formalism identified solvent dipolarity as the principal basis of the solvatochromism, reflecting the highly polarized nature of this molecule.

  16. Effect of substituents on the strength of N-X (X = H, F, and Cl) bond dissociation energies: a high-level quantum chemical study.

    O'Reilly, Robert J; Karton, Amir; Radom, Leo


    The effect of substituents on the strength of N-X (X = H, F, and Cl) bonds has been investigated using the high-level W2w thermochemical protocol. The substituents have been selected to be representative of the key functional groups that are likely to be of biological, synthetic, or industrial importance for these systems. We interpreted the effects through the calculation of relative N-X bond dissociation energies (BDE) or radical stabilization energies (RSE(NX)). The BDE and RSE(NX) values depend on stabilizing/destabilizing effects in both the reactant molecule and the product radical of the dissociation reactions. To assist us in the analysis of the substituent effects, a number of additional thermochemical quantities have been introduced, including molecule stabilization energies (MSE(NX)). We find that the RSE(NH) values are (a) increased by electron-donating alkyl substituents or the vinyl substituent, (b) increased in imines, and (c) decreased by electron-withdrawing substituents such as CF(3) and carbonyl moieties or through protonation. A different picture emerges when considering the RSE(NF) and RSE(NCl) values because of the electronegativities of the halogen atoms. The RSE(NX)s differ from the RSE(NH) values by an amount related to the stabilization of the N-halogenated molecules and given by MSE(NX). We find that substituents that stabilize/destabilize the radicals also tend to stabilize/destabilize the N-halogenated molecules. As a result, N-F- and N-Cl-containing molecules that include alkyl substituents or correspond to imines are generally associated with RSE(NF) and RSE(NCl) values that are less positive or more negative than the corresponding RSE(NH). In contrast, N-F- and N-Cl-containing molecules that include electron-withdrawing substituents or are protonated are generally associated with RSE(NF) and RSE(NCl) values that are more positive or less negative than the corresponding RSE(NH).

  17. Effect of substituent structure on pyrimidine electrophilic substitution

    Van der Westhuyzen, CW


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  18. Effect of metallation, substituents and inter/intra-molecular polarization on electronic couplings for hole transport in stacked porphyrin dyads.

    Hernández-Fernández, F; Pavanello, M; Visscher, L


    We carried out a systematic study of the hole transport properties for a series of symmetrically stacked porphyrin dimers. In the first part of this study, we evaluated the sensitivity of electronic couplings to orbital relaxation due to molecular ionization and intermolecular interactions for a series of halogenated porphyrins. The effect of polarization was estimated by comparing electronic couplings from fragment orbital density functional theory (FODFT) and frozen density embedding electron transfer (FDE-CT). For the dimers considered, the effect of polarization was estimated to be less than 20%, in line with previous studies on different molecular dimers. Thus, we decided to employ a computationally cheaper FODFT method to continue our study of the effect of metals and substituents on the electronic couplings for hole transfer. We find that, compared to the non-metallated porphyrins, Ni, Fe and Pt significantly reduce the coupling, while Zn, Ti, Cd and Pd increase it. The effect of substituents was studied on a series of meso-substituted porphyrins (meso-tetrapyridineporphyrin, meso-tetraphenylporphyrin and derivatives) for which we could relate a reduction of the coupling to steric effects that reduce the overlap between the frontier orbitals of the monomers.

  19. Quantification and classification of substituent effects in organic chemistry: a theoretical molecular electrostatic potential study.

    Remya, Geetha S; Suresh, Cherumuttathu H


    Substituent effects in organic chemistry are generally described in terms of experimentally derived Hammett parameters whereas a convenient theoretical tool to study these effects in π-conjugated molecular systems is molecular electrostatic potential (MESP) analysis. The present study shows that the difference between MESP at the nucleus of the para carbon of substituted benzene and a carbon atom in benzene, designated as ΔVC, is very useful to quantify and classify substituent effects. On the basis of positive and negative ΔVC values, a broad classification of around 381 substituents into electron withdrawing and donating categories is made. Each category is again sorted based on the magnitude of ΔVC into subcategories such as very strong, strong, medium, and weak electron donating/withdrawing. Furthermore, the data are used to show the transferability and additivity of substituent effects in π-conjugated organic molecules such as condensed aromatic, olefinic, acetylenic, and heterocyclic systems. The transferability properties hold good for ΔVC in all these molecular systems. The additive properties of substituent effects are strongly reflected on ΔVC and the predictive power of the data to assign the total substituent effects of multi-substituted systems is verified. The ΔVC data and the present classification of substituents are very useful to design π-conjugated organic molecular systems with desired electron rich/poor character.

  20. Synthesis and properties of ApU analogues containing 2'-halo-2'-deoxyadenosines. Effects of 2' substituents on oligonucleotide conformation.

    Uesugi, S; Kaneyasu, T; Ikehara, M


    Five A-U analogues containing deoxyadenosine or 2'-halo-2'-deoxyadenosines, which are known to have widely different C3'-endo conformer populations according to their electronegativities of the halogen substituents, dAfl-U, dAcl-U, dAbr-U, dAio-U, and dA-U, were synthesized chemically. Characterization of these dimers has been performed by UV absorption, circular dichroism, and proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The results show that the dimers containing 2'-halo-2'-deoxyadenosines have stacked conformations with a geometry similar to that of A-U and the degree of stacking decreases in the order dAfl-U greater than dAcl-U greater than dAbr-U greater than dAio-U. dAcl-U is assumed to have the same degree of stacking as A-U. dA-U takes a more stacked conformation than does dAio-U, but the mode of stacking is different from those of the other dimers. The effects of the 2' substituents on dimer conformation are discussed in terms of electronegativity, molecular size, and hydrophobicity.

  1. Substituent effects on non-covalent interactions with aromatic rings: insights from computational chemistry.

    Raju, Rajesh K; Bloom, Jacob W G; An, Yi; Wheeler, Steven E


    Non-covalent interactions with aromatic rings pervade modern chemical research. The strength and orientation of these interactions can be tuned and controlled through substituent effects. Computational studies of model complexes have provided a detailed understanding of the origin and nature of these substituent effects, and pinpointed flaws in entrenched models of these interactions in the literature. Here, we provide a brief review of efforts over the last decade to unravel the origin of substituent effects in π-stacking, XH/π, and ion/π interactions through detailed computational studies. We highlight recent progress that has been made, while also uncovering areas where future studies are warranted.

  2. Effects of Substituents in Polyvinylcarbazole Structures on Their Optical Properties

    Vertsimakha, Ya; Syromyatnikov, V; Savchenko, I


    Absorption, photoluminescence, and photoluminescence excitation spectra of solutions and thin films of N-vinylcarbazole polymers and copolymers with various substituents directly on the carbazole moiety and on the polymer chain were studied comprehensively. Polymers that were used previously to develop polymer composites with polymethine dyes having photosensitivity over a broad spectral range including the visible and near-IR regions were selected for the studies.

  3. Substituent Effects on the Photodeprotection Reactions of Selected Ketoprofen Derivatives in Phosphate Buffered Aqueous Solutions

    Liu, Mingyue; Li, Ming-De; Huang, Jinqing; Li, Tianlu; Liu, Han; Li, Xuechen; Phillips, David Lee


    Photodeprotection is an important reaction that has been attracting broad interest for use in a variety of applications. Recent advances in ultrafast and vibrational time-resolved spectroscopies can facilitate obtaining data to help unravel the reaction mechanisms involving in the photochemical reactions of interest. The kinetics and reaction mechanisms for the photodeprotection reactions of ketoprofen derivatives containing three different substituents (ibuprofen, Br and I) were investigated by femtosecond transient absorption (fs-TA) and nanosecond time-resolved resonance Raman (ns-TR3) spectroscopy methods in phosphate buffered solutions (PBS). Fs-TA allows us to detect the decay kinetics of the triplet species as the key precursor for formation of a carbanion species for three different substituents attached to ketoprofen. To characterize the structural and electronic properties of the corresponding carbanion and triplet intermediates, TR3 spectroscopic experiments were conducted. The transient spectroscopy work reveals that the different substituents affect the photodecarboxylation reaction to produce carbon dioxide which in turn influences the generation of the carbanion species which determines the rate of the photorelease of the functional groups attached on the ketoprofen parent molecule. The fingerprint TR3 spectroscopy results suggest that ketoprofen derivatives may be deactivated to produce a triplet carbanion when increasing the atom mass of the halogen atoms.

  4. Substituent effects on the second ionization energies of hydroxy- and methoxy benzenes

    Roithová, Jana; Schröder, Detlef


    The second ionization energies of phenol and the isomeric dihydroxybenzenes as well as their methyl ethers are determined by means of charge-stripping mass spectrometry. Compared to the parent molecule benzene, introduction of a hydroxy substituent lowers the second ionization energy by ca. 0.6 eV, whereas a methoxy substituent exerts a much more pronounced effect of about 1.6 eV. With regard to disubstitution, the effects behave almost completely additive for the para-derivatives, whereas the ortho-compounds are stabilized only about half that much by the second substituent, and for the meta-derivatives the influence of a second donor substituent is even smaller. The trends observed highlight the role of quinoid resonance structures for the stabilization of the dicationic compounds.

  5. Substituent effects on hydrogen bonding of aromatic amide-carboxylate

    Sen, Ibrahim; Kara, Hulya; Azizoglu, Akın


    N-(p-benzoyl)-anthranilic acid (BAA) derivatives have been synthesized with different substituents (X: Br, Cl, OCH3, CH3), and their crystal structures have been analyzed in order to understand the variations in their molecular geometries with respect to the substituents by using 1H NMR, 13C NMR, IR and X-ray single-crystal diffraction. The carboxylic acid group forms classic Osbnd H ⋯ O hydrogen bonded dimers in a centrosymmetric R22(8) ring motifs for BAA-Br and BAA-Cl. However, no carboxylic acid group forms classic Osbnd H ⋯ O hydrogen bonded dimers in BAA-OCH3 and BAA-CH3. The asymmetric unit consists of two crystallographically independent molecules in BAA-OCH3. DFT computations show that the interaction energies between monomer and dimer are in the range of 0.5-3.8 kcal/mol with the B3LYP/6-31 + G*, B3LYP/6-31 ++G*, B3LYP/6-31 ++G**, and B3LYP/AUG-cc-pVDZ levels of theory. The presence of different hydrogen bond patterns is also governed by the substrate. For monomeric compounds studied herein, theoretical calculations lead to two low-energy conformers; trans (a) and cis (b). Former one is more stable than latter by about 4 kcal/mol.

  6. Comparative Evaluation of Substituent Effect on the Photochromic Properties of Spiropyrans and Spirooxazines.

    Balmond, Edward I; Tautges, Brandon K; Faulkner, Andrea L; Or, Victor W; Hodur, Blanka M; Shaw, Jared T; Louie, Angelique Y


    Spiropyrans and spirooxazines represent an important class of photochromic compounds with a wide variety of applications. In order to effectively utilize and design these photoswitches it is desirable to understand how the substituents affect photochromic properties, and how the different structural motifs compare under identical conditions. In this work a small library of photoswitches was synthesized in order to comparatively evaluate the effect of substituent modifications and structure on photochromism. The library was designed to modify positions that were believed to have the greatest effect on C-O bond lability and therefore the photochromic properties. Herein we report a comparative analysis of the UV and visible light responses of 30 spiropyrans, spiroindolinonaphthopyrans, and spirooxazines. The influence of gadolinium(III) binding was also investigated on the library of compounds to determine its effect on photoswitching. Both assays demonstrated different trends in substituent and structural requirements for optimal photochromism.

  7. Cross-interaction effects of substituents on N-benzylideneanilines conformation: A DFT investigation

    Wu, Feng; Fang, Zhengjun; Yi, Bing; Au, Chaktong; Cao, Chenzhong; Huang, Linjie; Xie, Xin


    The conformations of N-benzylideneanilines (X-PhPhCH = NPh-Y) were explored by the B3LYP density functional theory (DFT) hybrid method in combination with the 6-31G* split valence basis set. The crystal structure information of PhPhCH = NPh-OMe was obtained experimentally to assess the accuracy of this DFT approach. It was observed that the twist angle of the benzylidene ring or aniline ring with respect to the rest of the molecule (τ1 or τ2) estimated by the DFT method are highly reliable, and τ2 can be systematically regulated through X and Y substitution. The substituent effects on τ2 obtained from DFT calculations were investigated. The results show that when substituent Y becomes more electron-withdrawing, there is decrease of τ2 (i.e. increase in the distortion of aniline ring with respect to the rest of the molecule). However, substituent X has an opposite effect on τ2. It is demonstrated that substituent cross-interaction has a certain influence on τ2, and a quantitative model is proposed to express such an effect. The findings of the present study illustrate a practical method for expressing the relationship between substituents and molecular conformation of the X-PhPhCH = NPh-Y compounds.

  8. Effects of alkyl substituents of xanthine on phosphodiesterase isoenzymes.

    Miyamoto, K; Sakai, R; Kurita, M; Ohmae, S; Sanae, F; Sawanishi, H; Hasegawa, T; Takagi, K


    The structure-activity relationships of a series of alkylxanthine derivatives were investigated. The partition coefficient of alkylxanthines enlarged with an elongation of the alkyl chain at the 1-, 3-, or 7-position of xanthine. There was a mild correlation between the apparent partition coefficient and the tracheal relaxant activity or the inhibitory activity on phosphodiesterase (PDE) IV isoenzyme, while the tracheal relaxant activity closely correlated with the PDE IV inhibitory activity. Regarding substituents at different positions, the alkylation at the 3-position increased the inhibitory activity on every PDE isoenzyme. The alkylation at the 1-position potentiated the inhibitory activity on PDE IV with the alkyl chain length, but decreased the activities on other PDE isoenzymes. The alkylation at the 7-position was characteristic in its decrease in inhibitory activity on PDE III. These results suggested that the potency of the inhibitory activity of xanthine derivatives on PDE isoenzymes is not dependent simply upon their hydrophobicity but upon change in the affinity for the active sites on PDE isoenzymes by the introduction of the alkyl group at particular positions of the xanthine skeleton.

  9. An analysis of substituent effects in ethane derivatives: the quantum theory of atoms in molecules approach.

    Grabowski, Slawomir J; Krygowski, Tadeusz M; Leszczynski, Jerzy


    MP2/6-311++G(d,p) calculations were performed on ethane and its simple derivatives. Different substituents such as: Li, Na, BeH, BH(2), OH, NH(2), F and NO(2) were considered. The mono- and disubstituted derivatives of ethane were analyzed. The quantum theory of "atoms in molecules" was applied to localize bond critical points and to analyze relationships between their locations and characteristics of the species. The numerous correlations were found showing the crucial influence of substituent effects. It was also revealed that such parameters as the carbon-carbon distance, or the electron density at C-C bond critical point do not show the systematic changes caused by substituent effects. This means that some of QTAIM parameters, especially the positions of BCPs may be useful to detect numerous sensitive effects if the latter ones do not affect the traditionally analyzed geometrical parameters of a molecule, such as bond lengths.

  10. In vitro and in vivo studies of the effects of halogenated histidine analogs on Plasmodium falciparum.

    Panton, L J; Rossan, R N; Escajadillo, A; Matsumoto, Y; Lee, A T; Labroo, V M; Kirk, K L; Cohen, L A; Aikawa, M; Howard, R J


    The effects of four halogenated analogs of histidine on in vitro growth of Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites were monitored by measurement of the incorporation of 3H-labeled amino acids into parasite proteins and by light and electron microscopy. The uptake of [3H]isoleucine was reduced to 50% of the control value by addition of 70 microM 2-fluoro-L-histidine (2-F-HIS) or 420 microM 2-iodo-L-histidine (2-I-HIS). [3H]histidine uptake into acid-insoluble material was affected equally by these two compounds, 50% inhibition resulting at 200 microM concentration. Morphological analysis of parasite development proved a sensitive assay, since development of mature trophozoites was inhibited 50% by 25 microM 2-F-HIS or 100 2-I-HIS. Electron microscopy studies suggested different mechanisms of action of 2-F-HIS and 2-I-HIS on P. falciparum. 2-F-HIS produced a decrease in knob number at the erythrocyte surface and accumulation of electron-dense material under the parasite membrane. 2-I-HIS had no obvious effect on knobs or electron-dense material but affected parasite morphology. Surprisingly, 2-chloro-L-histidine and 2-bromo-L-histidine did not inhibit P. falciparum in vitro, even though their halogen atom substituents are intermediate in size between F and I atoms. 2-F-HIS and 2-I-HIS were tested in vivo against P. falciparum in owl monkeys (Aotus sp.) but were ineffective at doses that were nontoxic.

  11. Effect of bromine substituents in the formation of PXDD from poly halogenated phenols

    Sakurai, T.; Ohono, T.; Weber, R.


    The condensation of chlorophenols has been studied extensively in the last two decades and was discussed as one mechanism in particular for the formation of PCDD in thermal processes. Brominated flame retardants and brominated and brominated-chlorinated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans have received increased attention recently due to the growing use of brominated flame retardants during the last decade. This is resulting than increase of brominated compounds in waste (e.g. Electric and electronic shredder waste), containing a considerable amount of bromine, in the form of brominated flame retardants. Many studies reported on the formation of PBDD/PBDF from brominated diphenylethers, or bromophenosl. However with the exception of Sodhu et al, a comparison of the condensation behaviour of bromophenols and chlorophenols was not done. The condensation of brominated phenols is interesting from several aspects. Bromophenols are used as flame retardants and might be a source of PBDD/F during thermal stress. Bromophenols can also be generated during the combustion/pyrolysis of bromodiphenylether or tetrabromobisphenol A containing material, serving as potential precursors for the formation of PBDD/PBDF. Further, in municipal waste incinerators with sufficient secondary combustion, the largest amount of chlorinated aromatic compounds (PCDD, PCDF, PCBs, PCNs, and chlorophenols) are formed in the cooling section (boiler, duct, dust filtration). Therefore in combustion processes involving high concentrations of brominated flame retardants, mixed PXDD/PXDF might be formed by condensation reactions of precursors or de novo synthesis in the cooling zone. Therefore we investigated the condensation of abrominated phenol in more detail and compare it to the condensation reaction of the analogous chlorophenol. (Author)

  12. Interaction energies of CO2·amine complexes: effects of amine substituents.

    Jorgensen, Kameron R; Cundari, Thomas R; Wilson, Angela K


    To focus on the identification of potential alternative amine carbon capture compounds, CO(2) with methyl, silyl, and trifluoromethyl monosubstituted and disubstituted amine compounds were studied. Interaction energies of these CO(2)·amine complexes were determined via two methods: (a) an ab initio composite method, the correlation consistent composite approach (ccCA), to determine interaction energies and (b) density functional theories, B3LYP/aug-cc-pVTZ and B97D/aug-cc-pVTZ. Substituent effects on the interaction energies were examined by interchanging electron donating and electron withdrawing substituents on the amine compounds. The calculations suggested two different binding modes, hydrogen bonding and acid-base interactions, which arise from the modification of the amine substituents, echoing previous work by our group on modeling protein·CO(2) interactions. Recommendations have been noted for the development of improved amine scrubber complexes.

  13. Substituent effects on molecular properties of dicarba-closo-dodecarborane derivatives.

    Junqueira, Georgia M A; Sato, Fernando


    In this paper we study the role played by substituent effects on reactivity and NLO properties of ortho-, meta- and para- dicarba-closo-dodecarborane derivatives at B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) level of theory. In addition correlations with Hammett parameters of the substituents were established. In accordance with obtained results the reactivity properties of derivatives have not been significantly influenced by the isomer type, however the replaced para isomers were the most sensitive to NLO calculations. Moreover, the push-pull para isomers were found to be the most reactive and displayed the largest values of β tot and dipole moment.

  14. IR and NMR spectral studies of 4-bromo-1-naphthyl chalcones-assessment of substituent effects

    Thirunarayanan, G.; Gopalakrishnan, M.; Vanangamudi, G.


    Infrared νCO (cm -1) of s-cis and s-trans frequencies and nuclear magnetic resonance chemical shifts δ1H (ppm) of H-α and H-β, δ13C (ppm) of C-α and C-β data were assigned from their respective spectra of a series of various substituted styryl 4-bromo-1-naphthyl chalcones. These values are correlated with various Hammett substituent constants. From the results of statistical analysis, the effect of substituents can be explained.

  15. The sEDA(=) and pEDA(=) descriptors of the double bonded substituent effect.

    Mazurek, Andrzej; Dobrowolski, Jan Cz


    New descriptors of the double bonded substituent effect, sEDA(=) and pEDA(=), were constructed based on quantum chemical calculations and NBO methodology. They show to what extent the σ and π electrons are donated to or withdrawn from the substituted system by a double bonded substituent. The new descriptors differ from descriptors of the classical substituent effect for which the pz orbital of the ipso carbon atom is engaged in the π-electron system of the two neighboring atoms in the ring. For double bonded substituents, the pz orbital participates in double bond formation with only one external atom. Moreover, the external double bond forces localization of the double bond system of the ring, significantly changing the core molecule. We demonstrated good agreement between our descriptors and the Weinhold and Landis' "natural σ and π-electronegativities": so far only descriptors allowing for evaluation of the substitution effect by a double bonded atom. The equivalency between descriptors constructed for 5- and 6-membered model structures as well as linear dependence/independence of the constructed parameters was discussed. Some interrelations between sEDA(=) and pEDA(=) and the other descriptors of (hetero)cyclic systems such as aromaticity and electron density in the ring and bond critical points were also examined.

  16. Electronic properties of amino acid side chains: quantum mechanics calculation of substituent effects

    Dwyer Donard S


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Electronic properties of amino acid side chains such as inductive and field effects have not been characterized in any detail. Quantum mechanics (QM calculations and fundamental equations that account for substituent effects may provide insight into these important properties. PM3 analysis of electron distribution and polarizability was used to derive quantitative scales that describe steric factors, inductive effects, resonance effects, and field effects of amino acid side chains. Results These studies revealed that: (1 different semiempirical QM methods yield similar results for the electronic effects of side chain groups, (2 polarizability, which reflects molecular deformability, represents steric factors in electronic terms, and (3 inductive effects contribute to the propensity of an amino acid for α-helices. Conclusion The data provide initial characterization of the substituent effects of amino acid side chains and suggest that these properties affect electron density along the peptide backbone.

  17. Substituent effect on the thermodynamic solubility of structural analogs: relative contribution of crystal packing and hydration.

    Ozaki, Shunsuke; Nakagawa, Yoshiaki; Shirai, Osamu; Kano, Kenji


    Thermodynamic analysis of the solubility of benzoylphenylurea (BPU) derivatives was conducted to investigate the relative importance of crystal packing and hydration for improving solubility with minor structural modification. The contribution of crystal packing to solubility was evaluated from the change in Gibbs energy on the transition from the crystalline to liquid state. Hydration Gibbs energy was estimated using a linear free-energy relationship between octanol-water partition coefficients and gas-water partition coefficients. The established solubility model satisfactorily explained the relative thermodynamic solubility of the model compounds and revealed that crystal packing and hydration equally controlled solubility of the structural analogs. All hydrophobic substituents were undesirable for solubility in terms of hydration, as expected. On the other hand, some of these hydrophobic substituents destabilized crystal packing and improved the solubility of the BPU derivatives when their impact on crystal packing exceeded their negative influence on hydration. The replacement of a single substituent could cause more than a 10-fold enhancement in thermodynamic solubility; this degree of improvement was comparable to that generally achieved by amorphous formulations. Detailed analysis of thermodynamic solubility will allow us to better understand the true substituent effect and design drug-like candidates efficiently.

  18. The halo-substituent effect on Pseudomonas cepacia lipase-mediated regioselective acylation of nucleosides: A comparative investigation.

    Wang, Zhao-Yu; Bi, Yan-Hong; Yang, Rong-Ling; Duan, Zhang-Qun; Nie, Ling-Hong; Li, Xiang-Qian; Zong, Min-Hua; Wu, Jie


    In this work, comparative experiments were explored to investigate the substrate specificity of Pseudomonas cepacia lipase in regioselective acylation of nucleosides carrying various substituents (such as the H, F, Cl, Br, I) at 2'- and 5-positions. Experimental data indicated that the catalytic performance of the enzyme depended very much on the halo-substituents in nucleosides. The increased bulk of 2'-substituents in ribose moiety of the nucleoside might contribute to the improved 3'-regioselectivity (90-98%, nucleosides a-d) in enzymatic decanoylation, while the enhancement of regioselectivity (93-99%) in 3'-O-acylated nucleosides e-h could be attributable to the increasing hydrophobicity of the halogen atoms at 5-positions. With regard to the chain-length selectivity, P. cepacia lipase displayed the highest 3'-regioselectivity toward the longer chain (C14) as compared to shorter (C6 and C10) ones. The position, orientation and property of the substituent, specific structure of the lipase's active site, and acyl structure could account for the diverse results.

  19. 取代1-氯蒽醌中分子内卤键的电子密度拓扑分析%Topological analysis of electron density on the intramolecular halogen bonding in the substitued 1-chlorine anthraquinone

    王莹; 孟令鹏; 郑世钧; 孙政; 李晓艳


    运用量子化学密度泛函B3LYP方法,在6-311++G(d,p)基组水平上对邻位和间位取代1-氯蒽醌的分子内卤键进行了研究.用电子定域函数和“分子中的原子”理论对分子内卤键的性质进行了电子密度拓扑分析.通过对计算得到的密度矩阵进行σ-π分离,得到了π-键的键径和分子图,并讨论了σ电荷密度和兀电荷密度对卤键的影响.结果表明,键鞍点和环鞍点处的电子密度拓扑性质均可作为衡量分子内卤键强度的量度.键鞍点和环鞍点处的电荷密度ρ越大,键鞍点与环鞍点的距离越大,卤键强度越大.除σ电荷密度外,π电荷密度对分子内卤键的性质也有明显影响.%The intramolecular halogen bonding in substituted 1-chlorine anthraquinone were studied at the B3LYP/ 6-311 + + G (d,p) levels of theory. The topological analysis of electron density on the intramolecular halogen bonding was investigated based on 'Electron Location Function' and 'Atom in Molecule' theory. The density matrix of σ and π are separated and the bond path and molecular graph of π-bond are obtained, the influences of σ and π electron density on the intramolecular halogen bond were discussed. The calculated results show that both the electron density topological properties of BCP and RCP can be used as the strength measure of intramolecular halogen bond. The greater the electron density of BCP and RCP, and the farther the distance between BCP and RCP, the stronger of intramolecular halogen bond is. Except the σ electron density, π electron density also has an obvious effect on the properties of intramolecular halogen bond.

  20. Ortho effect in electron ionization mass spectrometry of N-acylanilines bearing a proximal halo substituent.

    Jariwala, Freneil B; Figus, Margaret; Attygalle, Athula B


    Electron ionization (EI) mass spectra are not very helpful for characterizing ortho, meta, and para isomers of underivatized haloanilines since their spectra are virtually identical. In contrast, when the amino group of chloro-, bromo-, or iodoanilines is transformed to an N-formyl, N-acetyl, or N-benzoyl derivative, the spectra of the derivatives reveal a highly dramatic loss of a halogen radical, instead of an HX elimination usually expected from an "ortho effect." For example, the spectra of N-formyl, N-acetyl, and N-benzoyl derivatives of ortho isomers of chloro-, bromo-, and iodoanilines show a very prominent peak at m/z 120, 134, and 196, respectively, for the loss of the corresponding halogen atom.

  1. Fluorine substituent effects on dihydrogen bonding of transition metal hydrides.

    Jacobsen, Heiko


    Hydrogen and dihydrogen bonding of the fluorinated alcohol (CF(3))(2)CHOH with the transition metal complex WH(CO)(2)(NO)(PMe(3))(2) has been explored by a set of four exemplary density functional theory methods that comprises the BP86, PBE, B3LYP and TPSS functionals. The hydride, nitrosyl and carbonyl ligands of the tungsten complex have been considered as sites of protonation. The main effect of fluorination is an increased dihydrogen bond strength by about 15 kJ mol(-1). The [see equation in text] dihydrogen bond is about 10 kJ mol(-1) stronger than the [W]-NOH-OR hydrogen bond. Of the four DFT methods investigated, the BP86 functional provides the most satisfying quantitative as well as qualitative agreement with experiment. The geometry of the [see equation in text] linkage is significantly influenced by secondary dispersive intermolecular bonding. Linear and bent dihydrogen bonds are separated in energy only by about 1 kJ mol(-1), and represent local minima on the corresponding energy hypersurface.

  2. Substituent effects in double-helical hydrogen-bonded AAA-DDD complexes.

    Wang, Hong-Bo; Mudraboyina, Bhanu P; Wisner, James A


    Two series of DDD and AAA hydrogen-bond arrays were synthesized that form triply-hydrogen-bonded double-helical complexes when combined in CDCl(3) solution. Derivatization of the DDD arrays with electron-withdrawing groups increases the complex association constants by up to a factor of 30 in those arrays examined. Derivatization of the AAA arrays with electron donating substituents reveals a similar magnitude effect on the complex stabilities. The effect of substitution on both types of arrays are modeled quite satisfactorily (R(2) > 0.96 in all cases) as free energy relationships with respect to the sums of their Hammett substituent constants. In all, the complex stabilities can be manipulated over more than three orders of magnitude (>20 kJ mol(-1)) using this type of modification.


    ZHANG Xuqing; SHEN Xueming; YANG Shiyong; LU Wei; ZHANG Jingyun


    Three series of polythiophenes containing fluoroalkoxy and fluoroether substituents were prepared by electrochemical polymerization. The effect of substituents with fluoroalkoxy or ether functional groups on the electrochemical polymerization of thiophene monomers and properties of the obtained polymers were analyzed. The introduction of a fluoroether functional group at the 3-position of the thiophene ring leads to an increase of the oxidation potential of the monomer and to a decrease of the conductivity of the resulting polymers, even with the use of a CH2 group as spacer. Conversely, the presence of an oxygen atom directly at the 3-position of the thiophene ring, which offsets the negative withdrawing effect of fluoroalkyl groups, facilitates the synthesis of highly conducting polythiophenes.

  4. Concerted effects of substituents in the reaction of •OH radicals with aromatics: The hydroxybenzaldehydes

    Albarran, Guadalupe; Mendoza, Edith; Schuler, Robert H.


    In the present work, we have examined the distribution of products in the radiolytic hydroxylation of 2-, 3- and 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde to obtain information on the concerted effect of the -CHO and -OH groups at the addition site of •OH radicals. The •OH radical was found to selectively add to the free positions of the aromatic ring. Furthermore, the •OH radical reacts by substitution at the ipso position followed by elimination of the substituent, producing dihydroxybenzene compounds. Additionally, the formation of carboxylic acids as an initial product has been conclusively identified by retention times and UV and mass spectra. These acids are formed as a result of the radiolytic oxidation of the initial radical formed by the addition reaction of the •OH radicals to the meso position (exocyclic carbon). The identification of the products, dihydroxybenzaldehydes, dihydroxybenzenes and hydroxybenzoic acids and calculation of their yields were achieved through HPLC. The G values of each product are given, which reflect the charge distributions in the hydroxybenzaldehydes, such that the formyl group modifies the ortho-para directing effect of the -OH substituent. The 3 and 5 positions in 2- and 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde showed increased the electronic density compared to that of phenol, indicating that the formyl group has a significant effect on the electronic structure of those hydroxybenzaldehydes. In 3-hydroxybenzaldehyde, the -OH substituent had a dominant ortho-directing effect similar to that observed for phenol.


    Mazurek, Andrzej


    The properties of the series of Electron Donor-Acceptor (EDA) descriptors of classical substituent effect (sEDA(I), pEDA(I)), double bonded substituent effect (sEDA(=), pEDA(=)), heteroatom incorporation effect in monocyclic systems (sEDA(II), pEDA(II)), and in ring-junction position (sEDA(III), pEDA(III)), are reviewed. The descriptors show the amount of electrons donated to or withdrawn from the σ-(sEDA) or π(pEDA) valence orbitals by the substituent or incorporant. The new descriptors are expected to enrich the potency of QSAR analyses in drug design and materials chemistry.

  6. The effect of substituents and polymer media on photochromism kinetics of indolinospironaphthoxazine

    刘平; 明阳福; 樊美公


    The effect of substituents in indoline moiety and polymer media on photochromism and thermal decay processes of spirooxazine (ASP) was investigated. The thermal decoloration rate was decreased with increasing steric hindrance of substituents in l-position of indoline moiety. The stability of the colored forms was improved when the hydrogen in the 5-position of indoline moiety was replaced with electron-donating groups and was decreased when substituted by electron-withdrawing groups. In addition, the stability of the colored forms was related to properties of polymer media. The thermal decay rate decreased with an increase in the polarity and rigidity of polymer media. The themal decay kinetics of the colored forms obeyed biexponential decay law.

  7. Fluoroquinolone Action against Mycobacteria: Effects of C-8 Substituents on Growth, Survival, and Resistance

    Dong, Yuzhi; Xu, Chen; Zhao, Xilin; Domagala, John; Drlica, Karl


    Fluoroquinolones trap gyrase on DNA as bacteriostatic complexes from which lethal DNA breaks are released. Substituents at the C-8 position increase activities of N-1-cyclopropyl fluoroquinolones against several bacterial species. In the present study, a C-8-methoxyl group improved bacteriostatic action against gyrA (gyrase-resistant) strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M. bovis BCG. It also enhanced lethal action against gyrase mutants of M. bovis BCG. When cultures of M. smegmatis, M. bovis BCG, and M. tuberculosis were challenged with a C-8-methoxyl fluoroquinolone, no resistant mutant was recovered under conditions in which more than 1,000 mutants were obtained with a C-8-H control. A C-8-bromo substituent also increased bacteriostatic and lethal activities against a gyrA mutant of M. bovis BCG. When lethal activity was normalized to bacteriostatic activity, the C-8-methoxyl compound was more bactericidal than its C-8-H control, while the C-8-bromo fluoroquinolone was not. The C-8-methoxyl compound was also found to be more effective than the C-8-bromo fluoroquinolone at reducing selection of resistant mutants when each was compared to a C-8-H control over a broad concentration range. These data indicate that a C-8-methoxyl substituent, which facilitates attack of first-step gyrase mutants, may help make fluoroquinolones effective antituberculosis agents. PMID:9797236

  8. Weak acidity of vinyl CH bonds enhanced by halogen substitution.

    Craig, Norman C; Matlin, Albert R


    As shown by the rates of proton-deuteron exchange in ethylenes with halogen substituents, the weak acidity of vinyl CH bonds is enhanced by halogen substitution. Relative rates of exchange in basic deuterium oxide reflect the relative acidities. Substitution in the α position has the strongest effect. Less electronegative halogens such as bromine increase the acidity more than does fluorine. The vinyl CH acid strengths correlate closely with the energies of deprotonation of isolated molecules into isolated anions, as computed with the MP2/cc-pVQZ model. The smaller deprotonation energies are associated with the stronger acids. Atomic charges from a natural bond order analysis done with the MP2/aug-cc-pVQZ model show that the negative charge becomes more dispersed in the anions of the stronger acids. Results are given for 13 haloethylenes and for 6 halogen-substituted butadienes, cyclopropenes, and a cyclobutene.

  9. Computational Study of Bond Dissociation Enthalpies for Lignin Model Compounds. Substituent Effects in Phenethyl Phenyl Ethers

    Beste, Ariana [ORNL; Buchanan III, A C [ORNL


    Lignin is an abundant natural resource that is a potential source of valuable chemicals. Improved understanding of the pyrolysis of lignin occurs through the study of model compounds for which phenethyl phenyl ether (PhCH2CH2OPh, PPE) is the simplest example representing the dominant -O-4 ether linkage. The initial step in the thermal decomposition of PPE is the homolytic cleavage of the oxygen-carbon bond. The rate of this key step will depend on the bond dissociation enthalpy, which in turn will depend on the nature and location of relevant substituents. We used modern density functional methods to calculate the oxygen-carbon bond dissociation enthalpies for PPE and several oxygen substituted derivatives. Since carbon-carbon bond cleavage in PPE could be a competitive initial reaction under high temperature pyrolysis conditions, we also calculated substituent effects on these bond dissociation enthalpies. We found that the oxygen-carbon bond dissociation enthalpy is substantially lowered by oxygen substituents situated at the phenyl ring adjacent to the ether oxygen. On the other hand, the carbon-carbon bond dissociation enthalpy shows little variation with different substitution patterns on either phenyl ring.

  10. Substituent effects on anion sensing of salicylidene Schiff base derivatives: Tuning sensitivity and selectivity.

    Zang, Libin; Jiang, Shimei


    A series of colorimetric anion sensors using the salicylidene Schiff bases with different substituents, including electron donating group (tert-butyl, in sensor 2), conjugated group (naphthyl, in sensor 3) and electron withdrawing group (chlorine, in sensor 4), respectively, have been developed. The substituents can not only impact chromogenic signal output, but also tune the sensitivity and selectivity of the anion sensing by their specific electron push-pull features. In particular, both 1 (without substituent) and 2 show high selectivity for F(-) over Cl(-), Br(-), I(-), AcO(-) and H2PO4(-), but the sensitivity of 2 is poorer than 1 due to the effect of electron donating groups. Sensor 3 exhibits higher sensitivity for F(-) than 1, but it is disturbed by the weak response to AcO(-) and H2PO4(-). Sensor 4 has the highest sensitivity for F(-), but shows the significant response to AcO(-) and H2PO4(-), which also decreases the selectivity for F(-). Finally, analytical applications of 1 for the detection of F(-) in aqueous medium and toothpaste have been studied.

  11. Trimethine cyanine dyes as fluorescent probes for amyloid fibrils: The effect of N,N'-substituents.

    Kuperman, Marina V; Chernii, Svitlana V; Losytskyy, Mykhaylo Yu; Kryvorotenko, Dmytro V; Derevyanko, Nadiya O; Slominskii, Yurii L; Kovalska, Vladyslava B; Yarmoluk, Sergiy M


    The effect of various N,N'-substituents in the molecule of benzothiazole trimethine cyanine dye on its ability to sense the amyloid aggregates of protein was studied. The dyes are low fluorescent when free and in the presence of monomeric proteins, but their emission intensity sharply increases in complexes with aggregated insulin and lysozyme, with the fluorescence quantum yield reaching up to 0.42. The dyes carrying butyl, hydroxyalkyl, and phenylalkyl groups as N,N'-substituents possess the increased fluorescent sensitivity to fibrillar lysozyme, whereas the ones carrying quaternary amino groups are preferably sensitive to fibrillar insulin. This fluorescent sensitivity preference provided by the N,N'-functional groups could be explained by the interaction between these groups and protein side chains. The strongest fluorescent response (up to 70times) and the same sensitivity to aggregates of both proteins were exhibited by the dye D-51 carrying N-sulfoalkyl group. The studied cyanines allow the detection of fibrillar aggregates in the wide range up to 0.8 to 300μg/ml and permit monitoring the protein aggregation kinetics with high reproducibility. The modification of trimethine cyanine dyes by functional substituents in N,N'-positions is suggested as a tool for the design of fluorescent molecules with the enhanced fluorescent sensitivity to the fibrillar aggregates of proteins.

  12. Effects of heterocyclic aromatic substituents on binding affinities at two distinct sites of somatostatin receptors. Correlation with the electrostatic potential of the substituents.

    Prasad, Vidya; Birzin, Elizabeth T; McVaugh, Cheryl T; Van Rijn, Rachel D; Rohrer, Susan P; Chicchi, Gary; Underwood, Dennis J; Thornton, Edward R; Smith, Amos B; Hirschmann, Ralph


    In our continuing program exploring glucose-based peptidomimetics of somatostatin (SRIF-14), we sought to improve the water solubility of our glycosides. This led to insights into the nature of the ligand binding sites at the SRIF receptor. Replacement of the C4 benzyl substituent in glucoside (+)-2 with pyridinylmethyl or pyrazin-2-ylmethyl congeners increased water solubility and enhanced affinity for the human SRIF subtype receptor 4 (sst4). We attribute this effect to hydrogen bond formation. The pyridin-3-ylmethyl substituent at C4, when combined with the imidazol-4-ylmethyl group at C2, generated (-)-19, which has the highest affinity of a glucose-based peptidomimetic at a human SRIF receptor to date (K(i) 53 +/- 23 nM, n = 6 at sst4). The C4 heterocyclic congeners of glucosides bearing a 1-methoxy substituent rather than an indole side chain at the anomeric carbon, such as (+)-16, also provided information about the Trp(8) binding pocket. We correlated the SARs at both the C4 and the Trp(8) binding pockets with calculations of the electrostatic potentials of the diverse C4 aromatic substituents using Spartan 3-21G(*) MO analysis. These calculations provide an approximate analysis of a molecule's ability to interact within a receptor binding site. Our binding studies show that benzene and indole rings, but not pyridinylmethyl nor pyrazin-2-ylmethyl rings, can bind the hydrophobic Trp(8) binding pocket of sst4. The Spartan 3-21G(*) MO analysis reveals significant negative electrostatic potential in the region of the pi-clouds for the benzene and indole rings but not for the pyridinylmethyl or pyrazin-2-ylmethyl congeners. Our data further demonstrate that the replacement of benzene or indole side chains by heterocyclic aromatic rings typified by pyridine and pyrazine not only enhances water solubility and hydrogen bonding capacity as expected, but can also profoundly diminish the ability of the pi-cloud of the aromatic substituent to interact with side chains

  13. Halogenation generates effective modulators of amyloid-Beta aggregation and neurotoxicity.

    H Edward Wong

    Full Text Available Halogenation of organic compounds plays diverse roles in biochemistry, including selective chemical modification of proteins and improved oral absorption/blood-brain barrier permeability of drug candidates. Moreover, halogenation of aromatic molecules greatly affects aromatic interaction-mediated self-assembly processes, including amyloid fibril formation. Perturbation of the aromatic interaction caused by halogenation of peptide building blocks is known to affect the morphology and other physical properties of the fibrillar structure. Consequently, in this article, we investigated the ability of halogenated ligands to modulate the self-assembly of amyloidogenic peptide/protein. As a model system, we chose amyloid-beta peptide (Aβ, which is implicated in Alzheimer's disease, and a novel modulator of Aβ aggregation, erythrosine B (ERB. Considering that four halogen atoms are attached to the xanthene benzoate group in ERB, we hypothesized that halogenation of the xanthene benzoate plays a critical role in modulating Aβ aggregation and cytotoxicity. Therefore, we evaluated the modulating capacities of four ERB analogs containing different types and numbers of halogen atoms as well as fluorescein as a negative control. We found that fluorescein is not an effective modulator of Aβ aggregation and cytotoxicity. However, halogenation of either the xanthenes or benzoate ring of fluorescein substantially enhanced the inhibitory capacity on Aβ aggregation. Such Aβ aggregation inhibition by ERB analogs except rose bengal correlated well to the inhibition of Aβ cytotoxicity. To our knowledge, this is the first report demonstrating that halogenation of aromatic rings substantially enhance inhibitory capacities of small molecules on Aβ-associated neurotoxicity via Aβ aggregation modulation.

  14. Nucleophilic Substitution on 2-Monosubstituted Quinoxalines Giving 2,3-Disubstituted Quinoxalines: Investigating the Effect of the 2-Substituent

    Ndumiso Thamsanqa Ndlovu


    Full Text Available An investigation on the effect of substituent at the 2-position of mono-substituted quinoxalines in the synthesis of di-substituted quinoxaline derivatives via nucleophilic substitution reactions, is reported. Di-substituted quinoxalines bearing aryl-alky, aryl-aryl, aryl-heteroaryl, aryl-alkynyl, and amino-alkyl substituents were prepared in moderate to good yields. 2-Monosubstituted quinoxalines bearing a phenyl and butyl substituent reacted readily with alkyl-, aryl-, heteroaryl- and alkynyl- nucluephiles, giving di-substituted quinoxalines. 2-Monosubstituted quinoxalines bearing an amine and alkynyl substituent only reacted with alkyl nucleophiles. Oxidative rearomatization to give 2,3-disubstituted quinoxaline products occurred in atmospheric O2.

  15. Substituent effects on the optical properties of naphthalenediimides: A frontier orbital analysis across the periodic table.

    Mulder, Joshua R; Guerra, Célia Fonseca; Slootweg, J Chris; Lammertsma, Koop; Bickelhaupt, F Matthias


    A comprehensive theoretical treatment is presented for the electronic excitation spectra of ca. 50 different mono-, di-, and tetrasubstituted naphthalenediimides (NDI) using time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) at ZORA-CAM-B3LYP/TZ2P//ZORA-BP86/TZ2P with COSMO for simulating the effect of dichloromethane (DCM) solution. The substituents -XHn are from groups 14-17 and rows 2-5 of the periodic table. The lowest dipole-allowed singlet excitation (S0 -S1 ) of the monosubstituted NDIs can be tuned from 3.39 eV for -F to 2.42 eV for -TeH, while the S0 -S2 transition is less sensitive to substitution with energies ranging between 3.67 eV for -CH3 and 3.44 eV for -SbH2 . In the case of NDIs with group-15 and -16 substituents, the optical transitions strongly depend on the extent to which -XHn is planar or pyramidal as well as on the possible formation of intramolecular hydrogen bonds. The accumulative effect of double and quadruple substitution leads in general to increasing bathochromic shifts, but the increased steric hindrance in tetrasubstituted NDIs can lead to deformations that diminish the effectiveness of the substituents. Detailed analyses of the Kohn-Sham orbital electronic structure in monosubstituted NDIs reveal the mesomeric destabilization of the HOMO as the primary cause of the bathochromic shift of the S0-S1 transition. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  16. Topological Substituent Descriptors

    Mircea V. DIUDEA


    Full Text Available Motivation. Substituted 1,3,5-triazines are known as useful herbicidal substances. In view of reducing the cost of biological screening, computational methods are carried out for evaluating the biological activity of organic compounds. Often a class of bioactives differs only in the substituent attached to a basic skeleton. In such cases substituent descriptors will give the same prospecting results as in case of using the whole molecule description, but with significantly reduced computational time. Such descriptors are useful in describing steric effects involved in chemical reactions. Method. Molecular topology is the method used for substituent description and multi linear regression analysis as a statistical tool. Results. Novel topological descriptors, XLDS and Ws, based on the layer matrix of distance sums and walks in molecular graphs, respectively, are proposed for describing the topology of substituents linked on a chemical skeleton. They are tested for modeling the esterification reaction in the class of benzoic acids and herbicidal activity of 2-difluoromethylthio-4,6-bis(monoalkylamino-1,3,5-triazines. Conclusions. Ws substituent descriptor, based on walks in graph, satisfactorily describes the steric effect of alkyl substituents behaving in esterification reaction, with good correlations to the Taft and Charton steric parameters, respectively. Modeling the herbicidal activity of the seo of 1,3,5-triazines exceeded the models reported in literature, so far.

  17. Substituent Effects on the Stability of Thallium and Phosphorus Triple Bonds: A Density Functional Study.

    Lu, Jia-Syun; Yang, Ming-Chung; Su, Ming-Der


    Three computational methods (M06-2X/Def2-TZVP, B3PW91/Def2-TZVP and B3LYP/LANL2DZ+dp) were used to study the effect of substitution on the potential energy surfaces of RTl≡PR (R = F, OH, H, CH₃, SiH₃, SiMe(SitBu₃)₂, SiiPrDis₂, Tbt (=C₆H₂-2,4,6-(CH(SiMe₃)₂)₃), and Ar* (=C₆H₃-2,6-(C₆H₂-2, 4,6-i-Pr₃)₂)). The theoretical results show that these triply bonded RTl≡PR compounds have a preference for a bent geometry (i.e., ∠R⎼Tl⎼P ≈ 180° and ∠Tl⎼P⎼R ≈ 120°). Two valence bond models are used to interpret the bonding character of the Tl≡P triple bond. One is model [I], which is best described as TlP. This interprets the bonding conditions for RTl≡PR molecules that feature small ligands. The other is model [II], which is best represented as TlP. This explains the bonding character of RTl≡PR molecules that feature large substituents. Irrespective of the types of substituents used for the RTl≡PR species, the theoretical investigations (based on the natural bond orbital, the natural resonance theory, and the charge decomposition analysis) demonstrate that their Tl≡P triple bonds are very weak. However, the theoretical results predict that only bulkier substituents greatly stabilize the triply bonded RTl≡PR species, from the kinetic viewpoint.

  18. Substituent effects in the 13C NMR chemical shifts of alpha-mono-substituted acetonitriles.

    Reis, Adriana K C A; Rittner, Roberto


    13C chemical shifts empirical calculations, through a very simple additivity relationship, for the alpha-methylene carbon of some alpha-mono-substituted acetonitriles, Y-CH(2)-CN (Y=H, F, Cl, Br, I, OMe, OEt, SMe, SEt, NMe(2), NEt(2), Me and Et), lead to similar, or even better, results in comparison to the reported values obtained through Quantum Mechanics methods. The observed deviations, for some substituents, are very similar for both approaches. This divergence between experimental and calculated, either empirically or theoretically, values are smaller than for the corresponding acetones, amides, acetic acids and methyl esters, which had been named non-additivity effects (or intramolecular interaction chemical shifts, ICS) and attributed to some orbital interactions. Here, these orbital interactions do not seem to be the main reason for the non-additivity effects in the empirical calculations, which must be due solely to the magnetic anisotropy of the heavy atom present in the substituent. These deviations, which were also observed in the theoretical calculations, were attributed in that case to the non-inclusion of relativistic effects and spin-orbit coupling in the Hamiltonian. Some divergence is also observed for the cyano carbon chemical shifts, probably due to the same reasons.

  19. Halogen Bonding in Organic Synthesis and Organocatalysis.

    Bulfield, David; Huber, Stefan M


    Halogen bonding is a noncovalent interaction similar to hydrogen bonding, which is based on electrophilic halogen substituents. Hydrogen-bonding-based organocatalysis is a well-established strategy which has found numerous applications in recent years. In light of this, halogen bonding has recently been introduced as a key interaction for the design of activators or organocatalysts that is complementary to hydrogen bonding. This Concept features a discussion on the history and electronic origin of halogen bonding, summarizes all relevant examples of its application in organocatalysis, and provides an overview on the use of cationic or polyfluorinated halogen-bond donors in halide abstraction reactions or in the activation of neutral organic substrates.

  20. Physical Properties of Phenol Compound: Semi-empirical Calculation of Substituent Effects [Part One

    Ammar A. Ibrahim


    Full Text Available Problem statement: Physical properties of phenol compound such as steric energy, charge of oxygen, ionization potential, dipole moment, LUMO and bond length have been calculated. Approach: All molecular geometries were minimized by quantum mechanic especially at (AM1 method was used to investigate the effect of a variety of substituents on the phenol (H, o-Cl, p-Cl, m-Cl, o-CH3, m-CH3, p-CH3, o-NH2, m-NH2, o-NO2, m-NO2, p-NO2, 2,4-di-NO2. Global descriptor such as electronic chemical potential (µ, hardness (η, the maximum electronic charge and global electrophilicity index (ω were determined and used to predict the (pKa values. Results: The theoretical results (predictive values found were in good agreement with experimental values. The predictive pKa calculated values by AM1 method gave excellent results with experimental values. The correlation between the predicted values especially global electrophilicity index showed excellent qualitative agreement with the experimental pKa (R2 = 0.95. Conclusion: The present research was to calculate the physical properties of phenol derivatives. Then, the calculated values were compared, quite favorably with experimental values of these properties. In future, we can predict any substituent of set of a phenol compound and compare its value with the experimental.

  1. Halogen effect on structure and 13C NMR chemical shift of 3,6-disubstituted-N-alkyl carbazoles

    Radula-Janik, Klaudia; Kupka, Teobald; Ejsmont, Krzysztof


    Structures of selected 3,6-dihalogeno-N-alkyl carbazole derivatives were calculated at the B3LYP/6-311++G(3df,2pd) level of theory and their 13C NMR isotropic nuclear shieldings were predicted using density functional theory (DFT). The model compounds contained 9H-, N-methyl and N-ethyl derivatives......). The decreasing electronegativity of the halogen substituent (F, Cl, Br and I) was reflected in both nonrelativistic and relativistic NMR results as decreased values of chemical shifts of carbon atoms attached to halogen (C3 and C6) leading to a strong sensitivity to halogen atom type at 3 and 6 positions...

  2. Single and double hydrogen atom migrations in substituted alkyl benzoates: a study on the substituent effect using MIKE spectrometry

    Tobita, Seiji; Tajima, Susumu; Ishihara, Yasuko; Kojima, Masahiro; Shigihara, Atsushi


    The substituent effect on the single and double hydrogen atom migrations is ionized ortho-, meta-, and para-substituted isobutyl (XC6H4COOC4H9) and isopropyl (XC6H4COOC3H7) benzoates is investigated by mass-analyzed ion kinetic energy spectrometry. The observed product ion ratios [XC6H4COOH]+/[XC6H4COOH2]+ show a general tendency: the compounds with an electron-donating substituent favour the formation of [XC6H4COOH]+ by single hydrogen atom migration (McLafferty rearrangement), while those with an electron-withdrawing substituent produce preferentially [XC6H4COOH2]+ through double hydrogen atom migration (McLaffery + 1 rearrangement). The thermochemical considerations combined with MO calculations show that the substituent effects observed are rationalized by the effects of substituent on the ionization energy (IE) and proton affinity (PA) of XC6H4COOH, i.e. the product ratios are determined by the difference of the product thermochemical stabilities which can be evaluated as IE(XC6H4COOH) + PA(XC6H4COOH).

  3. Solvent and Substituent Effects on the Thermolysis of Antimalarial Fluorophenyl Substituted 1,2.4-Trioxanes

    Ruben S. Rimada


    Full Text Available The kinetics and mechanism of the thermal decomposition reaction of cis-6-(4-fluoropheny1-5,6-[2-(4-fluorophenyl-propylidene]-3,3-tetramethylene-l,2,4-trioxacyclohexane (I were investigated separately in n-hexane and in methanol solutions over the temperature and concentration ranges of 393.2-443.2 K and 2.7-54 x l0-5 M, respectively. The values of the activation parameters for both reactions were compared with the corresponding ones for the thermolysis of cis-6-(4-fluorophenyl-5,6-[2-(4-fluorophenyl-3-hydroxypropylidene]-3,3-tetramethylene-1,2,4-trioxacyclohexane (II, investigated in the same solvents and temperature range. Substituent and solvent effects on the initial homolytic rupture of the O-O peroxydic bonds of those molecules were evaluated.

  4. Effect of organic substituents on the adsorption of carbon dioxide on a metal-organic framework

    Thu Ha, Nguyen Thi; Lefedova, O. V.; Ha, Nguyen Ngoc


    The adsorption of carbon dioxide on the MOF-5 metal-organic framework and modifications of it obtained by replacing the hydrogen atoms in the organic ligands with electron donor (-CH3,-OCH3) or electron acceptor groups (-CN,-NO2) is investigated using the grand canonical Monte Carlo (GCMC) method and density functional theory (DFT). It is shown that the adsorption of carbon dioxide molecules on the structures of metal-organic frameworks is most likely on Zn4O clusters, and that the adsorption of carbon dioxide is of a physical nature. The presence of substituents-CH3,-OCH3,-CN in metal-organic frameworks increases their capacity to adsorb carbon dioxide, while that of nitro groups (-NO2) has the opposite effect.

  5. Unexpected effect of substituents on the zero-field splitting of triplet phenyl nitrenes

    Korchagin, Denis V.; Akimov, Alexander V.; Yureva, Elena A.; Aldoshin, Sergei M.; Misochko, Eugenii Ya.


    The EPR spectrum of triplet 2,4,6-tribromophenyl nitrene was obtained in glassy methylcyclohexane at 15 K. Surprisingly, the zero-field splitting parameter D = 0.989 cm-1 derived from this spectrum is much lower than that reported previously for triplet 3,5-diazido-2,4,6-tribromophenyl nitrene and has the same value as in phenyl nitrenes composed with light atoms. DFT calculations of the zero-field splitting parameters support this unexpected experimental observation. Experimental and theoretical data provide evidence that the enhanced by bromine atoms spin-orbit contribution to the parameter D (the so called ;heavy-atom effect;) is strongly modulated by other substituents attached to the aromatic cycle.

  6. Do the substituent effects affect conformational freedom of squalene in hopene biosynthesis?

    Nowosielski, Marcin; Hoffmann, Marcin


    The analysis of biochemical processes is one of the main challenges for modern computational chemistry. Probably the biggest issue facing scientists in this case is the number of factors that have to be taken into account, as even those factors that do not seem to be meaningful may eventually be crucial. Such a belief led to the investigation on the substituent effects during squalene cyclization process. We focused on the formation of lanosterol ring A through squalene epoxide and an analogue process observed in bacteria, leading to the hopene formation without an intermediate oxide. Interestingly, our results indicate that, opposite of chemical intuition, a more substituted chain is more likely to adopt a conformation suitable for the cyclization process. Presumably the rational for this behavior is the presence of intermolecular CH ... π interactions between the hydrogen atoms from methyl groups and the squalene π bonds in the open-chain structure. The effect seems to have a firm impact on the hopene formation process. Calculations were performed using two different methods: MP2 and M06-2X, combined with the cc-pVDZ basis set.

  7. Theoretical Investigation of Substituent Effects on the Dihydroazulene/Vinylheptafulvene Photoswitch: Increasing the Energy Storage Capacity.

    Hansen, Mia Harring; Elm, Jonas; Olsen, Stine T; Gejl, Aske Nørskov; Storm, Freja E; Frandsen, Benjamin N; Skov, Anders B; Nielsen, Mogens Brøndsted; Kjaergaard, Henrik G; Mikkelsen, Kurt V


    We have investigated the effects of substituents on the properties of the dihydroazulene/vinylheptafulvene photoswitch. The focus is on the changes of the thermochemical properties by placing electron withdrawing and donating groups on the monocyano and dicyano structures of the parent dihydroazulene and vinylheptafulvene compounds. We wish to increase the energy storage capacity, that is, the energy difference between the dihydroazulene and vinylheptafulvene isomers, of the photoswitch by computational molecular design and have performed over 9000 electronic structure calculations using density functional theory. Based on these calculations, we obtain design rules for how to increase the energy storage capacity of the photoswitch. Furthermore, we have investigated how the activation energy for the thermally induced vinylheptafulvene to dihydroazulene conversion depends on the substitution pattern, and based on these results, we have outlined molecular design considerations for obtaining new desired target structures exhibiting long energy storage times. Selected candidate systems have also been investigated in terms of optical properties to elucidate how sensitive the absorption maxima are to the functionalizations.

  8. Effect of sterically demanding substituents on the conformational stability of the collagen triple helix.

    Erdmann, Roman S; Wennemers, Helma


    The effect of sterically demanding groups at proline residues on the conformational stability of the collagen triple helix was examined. The thermal stabilities (T(m) and ΔG) of eight different triple helices derived from collagen model peptides with (4R)- or (4S)-configured amidoprolines bearing either methyl or bulkier tert-butyl groups in the Xaa or Yaa position were determined and served as a relative measure for the conformational stability of the corresponding collagen triple helices. The results show that sterically demanding substituents are tolerated in the collagen triple helix when they are attached to (4R)-configured amidoprolines in the Xaa position or to (4S)-configured amidoprolines in the Yaa position. Structural studies in which the preferred conformation of (4R)- or (4S)-configured amidoproline were overlaid with the Pro and Hyp residues within a crystal structure of collagen revealed that the sterically demanding groups point to the outside of these two triple helices and thereby do not interfere with the formation of the triple helix. In all of the other examined collagen derivatives with lower stability of the triple helices, the acetyl or pivaloyl residues point toward the inside of the triple helix and clash with a residue of the neighboring strand. The results also revealed that unfavorable steric dispositions affect the conformational stability of the collagen triple helix more than unfavorable ring puckers of the proline residues. The results are useful for the design of functionalized collagen based materials.

  9. Nontraditional π Gelators Based on β-Iminoenolate and Their Difluoroboron Complexes: Effect of Halogens on Gelation and Their Fluorescent Sensory Properties Towards Acids.

    Wu, Zhu; Sun, Jingbo; Zhang, Zhenqi; Yang, Hao; Xue, Pengchong; Lu, Ran


    We have synthesized a series of new β-iminoenolates and their corresponding difluoroboron complexes without any traditional gelation moieties, and some of them were able to gelatinize organic solvents. It was found that the presence of halogen atoms as substituents had a significant effect on gelation ability. In particular, bromo-containing compounds 4 A and 4 B exhibited excellent gelation abilities compared with other halogen-substituted gelators. By analyses of the single-crystal structure, the PXRD pattern of the xerogel, and electronic spectral changes during gelation, we deemed that π-π, C-H⋅⋅⋅F, and C-H⋅⋅⋅Br interactions were the driving forces for the gelation of 4 B. Interestingly, (Z)-1-(4-bromophenyl)-2-(3-methylpyrazin-2-yl)ethen-1-ol (8 A), prepared in this work, is the lowest-molecular-weight organogelator to have been reported. It should be noted that although β-iminoenolates 3 A-5 A are nonemissive in solution, they emit strong yellow light in organogels, which suggests aggregation-induced emissive activity, whereas the difluoroboron complexes 3 B-5 B show strong fluorescence in solutions, organogels, and xerogel-based films. Moreover, we found that the emission of 4 B in a nanofiber-based film could be quenched significantly upon exposure to gaseous trifluoroacetic acid and that the decay time and detection limit were 0.5 s and 0.17 ppm, respectively. Thus, through this work we have provided a new strategy for the design of nontraditional π gelators by introducing halogen atoms into π-conjugated systems with moderate polarities.

  10. Structural and Substituent Group Effects on Multielectron Standard Reduction Potentials of Aromatic N-Heterocycles.

    Groenenboom, Mitchell C; Saravanan, Karthikeyan; Zhu, Yaqun; Carr, Jeffrey M; Marjolin, Aude; Faura, Gabriel G; Yu, Eric C; Dominey, Raymond N; Keith, John A


    Aromatic N-heterocycles have been used in electrochemical CO2 reduction, but their precise role is not yet fully understood. We used first-principles quantum chemistry to determine how the molecular sizes and substituent groups of these molecules affect their standard redox potentials involving various proton and electron transfers. We then use that data to generate molecular Pourbaix diagrams to find the electrochemical conditions at which the aromatic N-heterocycle molecules could participate in multiproton and electron shuttling in accordance with the Sabatier principle. While one-electron standard redox potentials for aromatic N-heterocycles can vary significantly with molecule size and the presence of substituent groups, the two-electron and two-proton standard redox potentials depend much less on structural modifications and substituent groups. This indicates that a wide variety of aromatic N-heterocycles can participate in proton, electron, and/or hydride shuttling under suitable electrochemical conditions.

  11. Effects of substituents on synthetic analogs of chlorophylls. Part 3: The distinctive impact of auxochromes at the 7- versus 3-positions.

    Springer, Joseph W; Faries, Kaitlyn M; Diers, James R; Muthiah, Chinnasamy; Mass, Olga; Kee, Hooi Ling; Kirmaier, Christine; Lindsey, Jonathan S; Bocian, David F; Holten, Dewey


    Assessing the effects of substituents on the spectra of chlorophylls is essential for gaining a deep understanding of photosynthetic processes. Chlorophyll a and b differ solely in the nature of the 7-substituent (methyl versus formyl), whereas chlorophyll a and d differ solely in the 3-substituent (vinyl versus formyl), yet have distinct long-wavelength absorption maxima: 665 (a) 646 (b) and 692 nm (d). Herein, the spectra, singlet excited-state decay characteristics, and results from DFT calculations are examined for synthetic chlorins and 13(1)-oxophorbines that contain ethynyl, acetyl, formyl and other groups at the 3-, 7- and/or 13-positions. Substituent effects on the absorption spectra are well accounted for using Gouterman's four-orbital model. Key findings are that (1) the dramatic difference in auxochromic effects of a given substituent at the 7- versus 3- or 13-positions primarily derives from relative effects on the LUMO+1 and LUMO; (2) formyl at the 7- or 8-position effectively "porphyrinizes" the chlorin and (3) the substituent effect increases in the order of vinyl < ethynyl < acetyl < formyl. Thus, the spectral properties are governed by an intricate interplay of electronic effects of substituents at particular sites on the four frontier MOs of the chlorin macrocycle.

  12. Intermolecular interactions between imidazole derivatives intercalated in layered solids. Substituent group effect

    González, M.; Lemus-Santana, A.A. [Centro de Investigación en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada, Unidad Legaria, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México, DF (Mexico); Rodríguez-Hernández, J. [Centro de Investigación en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada, Unidad Legaria, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México, DF (Mexico); Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Materiales, Universidad de La Habana, Havana (Cuba); Aguirre-Velez, C.I. [Centro de Investigación en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada, Unidad Legaria, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México, DF (Mexico); Knobel, M. [Institute of Physics “Gleb Wataghin”, UNICAMP, 13083-970 Campinas, SP (Brazil); Reguera, E., E-mail: [Centro de Investigación en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada, Unidad Legaria, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México, DF (Mexico)


    This study sheds light on the intermolecular interactions between imidazole derive molecules (2-methyl-imidazole, 2-ethyl-imidazole and benzimidazole) intercalated in T[Ni(CN){sub 4}] layers to form a solid of formula unit T(ImD){sub 2}[Ni(CN){sub 4}]. These hybrid inorganic–organic solids were prepared by soft chemical routes and their crystal structures solved and refined from X-ray powder diffraction data. The involved imidazole derivative molecules were found coordinated through the pyridinic N atom to the axial positions for the metal T in the T[Ni(CN){sub 4}] layer. In the interlayers region ligand molecules from neighboring layers remain stacked in a face-to-face configuration through dipole–dipole and quadrupole–quadrupole interactions. These intermolecular interactions show a pronounced dependence on the substituent group and are responsible for an ImD-pillaring concatenation of adjacent layers. This is supported by the structural information and the recorded magnetic data in the 2–300 K temperature range. The samples containing Co and Ni are characterized by presence of spin–orbit coupling and pronounced temperature dependence for the effective magnetic moment except for 2-ethyl-imidazole related to the local distortion for the metal coordination environment. For this last one ligand a weak ferromagnetic ordering ascribed to a super-exchange interaction between T metals from neighboring layers through the ligands π–π interaction was detected. - Graphical abstract: In the interlayers region imidazole derivative molecules are oriented according to their dipolar and quadrupolar interactions and minimizing the steric impediment. Highlights: • Imidazole derivatives intercalation compounds. • Intermolecular interaction between intercalated imidazole derivatives. • Hybrid inorganic–organic solids. • Pi–pi interactions and ferromagnetic coupling. • Dipolar and quadrupolar interactions between intercalated imidazole derivatives.

  13. Quantum Chemical Studies of the Substituent Effect on the Reaction of Carbonyl Oxime with Amine.

    Kaya, Yunus


    The reaction of the two different substitue carbonyl oximes (isonitrosoacetylnaphthaline, inanH and nitro-isonitrosoacetophenone, ninapH) with two different amines (1-phenylethanol amine, pea, and ethanol amine, ea) was carried out and characterized by elemental analyses, IR, and (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopic methods. As a result of these experimental studies, two different levels for all reactions were determined: (I) formation of imine oxime and (II) rearrangement of imine oxime or formation of amido alcohol. After a mechanism was suggested for all of these reactions, the reaction mechanism of carbonyl oxime with amine was first studied by means of the B3LYP/6-311G(d,p) method. Because of the deficiency of density functional theory (DFT) on dispersion effects, the wB97X-D/6-311G(d,p) method, which includes dispersion correction, was used to obtain the reaction heat and free energy barriers to explain why the formation (imine oxime) and unexpected rearrangement products (amido alcohol) occurred or did not occur. The statistical thermodynamic method was used to obtain the changes in thermodynamic properties of the studied molecules between 100 and 500 K. From a kinetic viewpoint, the slowest step of the reactions is the IN1-TS2-IN2 step, which determines the steps of the reaction kinetics. In addition, spectroscopic properties such as vibrational and NMR chemical shifts were studied for all of the molecules. The frontier molecular orbitals (FMOs), highest occupied molecular orbitals (HOMOs), and lowest unoccupied molecular orbitals (LUMOs) were monitored for all of the molecules.

  14. Substituent Inductive Effects on the Electrochemical Oxidation of Flavonoids Studied by Square Wave Voltammetry and Ab Initio Calculations.

    Arroyo-Currás, Netzahualcóyotl; Rosas-García, Víctor M; Videa, Marcelo


    Flavonoids are natural products commonly found in the human diet that show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-hepatotoxic activities. These nutraceutical properties may relate to the electrochemical activity of flavonoids. To increase the understanding of structure-electrochemical activity relations and the inductive effects that OH substituents have on the redox potential of flavonoids, we carried out square-wave voltammetry experiments and ab initio calculations of eight flavonoids selected following a systematic variation in the number of hydroxyl substituents and their location on the flavan backbone: three flavonols, three anthocyanidins, one anthocyanin and the flavonoid backbone flavone. We compared the effect that the number of -OH groups in the ring B of flavan has on the oxidation potential of the flavonoids considered, finding linear correlations for both flavonols and anthocyanidins ( R 2 = 0.98 ). We analyzed the effects that position and number of -OH substituents have on electron density distributions via ab initio quantum chemical calculations. We present direct correlations between structural features and oxidation potentials that provide a deeper insight into the redox chemistry of these molecules.

  15. Effects of solvent and substituent on the electronic absorption spectra of some substituted Schiff bases: a chemometrics study.

    Hemmateenejad, Bahram; Yazdani, Mahdieh; Sharghi, Hashem


    A series of Schiff bases were studied for their delicate changes in absorption electronic spectra by changing substituents and solvents. UV/vis absorbance spectra of Schiff base derivatives of different substituents ranging from electron withdrawing to electron donating (Br, CF(3), Cl, CN, CO(2)H, F, Me, NO(2), OH, OMe, H) were studied in different solvents (acetonitrile, chloroform, cyclohexane, dioxane, dimethylsulfoxide and methanol). Linear relationships were established to investigate the effect of solute structure and solvatochromic parameters of solvents on the absorbance spectra. Meaningful chemical factors and then regression models were provided utilizing factor analysis (FA) and multiple linear regression (MLR). It was found that the frequency of maximum absorbance was mainly controlled by the solvent's dipolarity/polarizability. The λ(max) of the ortho-nitro derivative represented the largest dependency on solvents' polarity/polarizability so that it can be used as a solvatochromic probe. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. Effects of meso-substituents and core-modification on photophysical and electrochemical properties of porphyrin-ferrocene conjugates

    Rai, Smita; Gayatri, G.; Narahari Sastry, G.; Ravikanth, M.


    The effects of meso-substituents and porphyrin core-modification on electronic communication between ferrocene and porphyrin in covalently linked porphyrin-ferrocene conjugates are described. The electrochemical and photophysical studies indicated that the electronic communication between porphyrin and ferrocene is strong when meso-substituents are five membered aryl groups than six membered aryl groups. This may be traced to the near orthogonal arrangement of porphyrin ring with six membered meso-aryl groups leading to weaker interaction between the porphyrin and ferrocenyl groups in conjugates, while the five membered furyl and thienyl groups are closer to the porphyrin plane than being orthogonal. Molecular orbital studies are performed at semiempirical PM3 and BLYP levels to rationalize the results.

  17. Determination of absolute configuration using heavy atom based co-crystallization method: Halogen atom effects

    Wang, Jian-Rong; Fan, Xiaowu; Ding, Qiaoce; Mei, Xuefeng


    Heavy atom (chloride, bromide, and iodide) based co-crystals for determination of absolute configuration (AC) for chiral molecules were synthesized and evaluated. Co-crystals of cholestanol and L-ascorbic acid were analysed and the effects and potential benefits of varying the heavy atom are discussed. Changing the halogen atoms (chloride, bromide, or iodide) affects the co-crystal formation, X-ray absorption, and anomalous dispersion, and hence the ability to determine AC.

  18. Halogen poisoning effect of Pt-TiO{sub 2} for formaldehyde catalytic oxidation performance at room temperature

    Zhu, Xiaofeng; Cheng, Bei [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Material Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Luoshi Road 122#, Wuhan 430070 (China); Yu, Jiaguo, E-mail: [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Material Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Luoshi Road 122#, Wuhan 430070 (China); Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589 (Saudi Arabia); Ho, Wingkei, E-mail: [Department of Science and Environmental Studies and Centre for Education in Environmental Sustainability, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Tai Po, N.T. Hong Kong (China)


    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • The Pt-TiO{sub 2} catalyst is deactivated by adsorption of halogen ions. • The halogen poison is mainly attributed to the active site blocking of the Pt surface. • Halogen ions and Pt form Pt−X coordination bonds. • Large halogen diameter exhibits severe poisoning effect. - Abstract: Catalytic decomposition of formaldehyde (HCHO) at room temperature is an important method for HCHO removal. Pt-based catalysts are the optimal catalyst for HCHO decomposition at room temperature. However, the stability of this catalyst remains unexplored. In this study, Pt-TiO{sub 2} (Pt-P25) catalysts with and without adsorbed halogen ions (including F{sup −}, Cl{sup −}, Br{sup −}, and I{sup −}) were prepared through impregnation and ion modification. Pt-TiO{sub 2} samples with adsorbed halogen ions exhibited reduced catalytic activity for formaldehyde decomposition at room temperature compared with the Pt-TiO{sub 2} sample; the catalytic activity followed the order of F-Pt-P25, Cl-Pt-P25, Br-Pt-P25, and I-Pt-P25. Characterization results (including XRD, TEM, HRTEM, BET, XPS, and metal dispersion) showed that the adsorbed halogen ions can poison Pt nanoparticles (NPs), thereby reducing the HCHO oxidation activity of Pt-TiO{sub 2}. The poison mechanism is due to the strong adsorption of halogen ions on the surface of Pt NPs. The adsorbed ions form coordination bonds with surface Pt atoms by transferring surplus electrons into the unoccupied 5d orbit of the Pt atom, thereby inhibiting oxygen adsorption and activation of the Pt NP surface. Moreover, deactivation rate increases with increasing diameter of halogen ions. This study provides new insights into the fabrication of high-performance Pt-based catalysts for indoor air purification.

  19. A study of substituent effects on the NH bond in alkyl and aryl 4,6-disubstituted-3-cyano-2-pyridones



    Full Text Available Substituent effects on the IR stretching frequencies and 1H-NMR chemical shifts of the pyridone NH group in 4- and 6-disubstituted alkyl and aryl 3-cyano-2-pyridones were investigated. The bands most sensitive to substituent effects from the broad and multiple IR NH band for each compound were selected by a computer calculation. The selected values of the IR frequencies and the determined 1H-NMR chemical shifts were subjected to LFER analysis, by correlations with the Hamett σm/p and Swain–Lupton F and R substituent constants.

  20. Theoretical investigation of the substituent effects on the electronic and optical properties of 6-substituted coumarin derivatives

    Bai, Yihui; Zhang, Fang; Ying, Jin; Wu, Yingzi


    The electronic structures, absorption and emission spectra of selected 6-substituted coumarins were investigated and compared with unsubstituted coumarin by using density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent DFT (TD-DFT) methods with Gaussian 09 software package. Results revealed that the presented absorption and emission spectra were affected by the substituent groups apparently. The maximum absorption wavelength of a coumarin molecule can be shifted to a longer one by introducing a large conjugated substituent, an electron donating group or a group which can form a rigid structure with the parent moiety at 6-position. The lowest energy emission of a 6-substituted coumarin can be greatly red-shifted by modifying the substituent to one which can be strongly conjugated with the phenyl ring. A group which has a strongly electron-withdrawing effect may cause a large excitation intensity and a short wavelength in emission. Most selected molecules are predicted to give the lowest-energy emissions in the purple or blue light region, which are supposed to be selected and modified as purple or blue luminescent materials. 6-nitrocoumarin is predicted as an invisible fluorescent material. 6,7-benzocoumarin, which forms a rigid conjugated ring with the parent moiety, is expected to be modified as a green luminescent material. Many of these 6-substituted coumarins are expected to be potential candidates as large Stokes shift dyes for multicolor labeling and fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS), especially those molecules, which bear sbnd CONH2, sbnd CN, and sbnd CH3 respectively.

  1. Theoretical and experimental studies on the Baeyer-Villiger oxidation of ketones and the effect of alpha-halo substituents.

    Grein, Friedrich; Chen, Austin C; Edwards, David; Crudden, Cathleen M


    The Baeyer-Villiger reactions of acetone and 3-pentanone, including their fluorinated and chlorinated derivatives, with performic acid have been studied by ab initio and DFT calculations. Results are compared with experimental findings for the Baeyer-Villiger oxidation of aliphatic fluoro and chloroketones. According to theoretical results, the first transition state is rate-determining for all substrates even in the presence of acid catalyst. Although the introduction of acid into the reaction pathway leads to a dramatic decrease in the activation energy for the first transition state (TS), once entropy is included in the calculations, the enthalpic gain is lost. Of all substrates examined, pentanone reacts with performic acid via the lowest energy transition state. The second transition state is also lowest for pentanone, illustrating the accelerating effect of the additional alkyl group. Interestingly, there is only a small energetic difference in the transition states leading to migration of the fluorinated substituent versus the alkyl substituent in fluoropentanone and fluoroacetone. These differences match remarkably well with the experimentally obtained ratios of oxidation at the fluorinated and nonfluorinated carbons in a series of aliphatic ketones (calculated, 0.3 kcal/mol, observed, 0.5 kcal/mol), which are reported herein. The migration of the chlorinated substituent is significantly more difficult than that of the alkyl, with a difference in the second transition state of approximately 2.6 kcal/mol.

  2. Self-assembly of organogels via new luminol imide derivatives: diverse nanostructures and substituent chain effect

    Jiao, Tifeng; Huang, Qinqin; Zhang, Qingrui; Xiao, Debao; Zhou, Jingxin; Gao, Faming


    Luminol is considered as an efficient sycpstem in electrochemiluminescence (ECL) measurements for the detection of hydrogen peroxide. In this paper, new luminol imide derivatives with different alkyl substituent chains were designed and synthesized. Their gelation behaviors in 26 solvents were tested as novel low molecular mass organic gelators. It was shown that the length and number of alkyl substituent chains linked to a benzene ring in gelators played a crucial role in the gelation behavior of all compounds in various organic solvents. Longer alkyl chains in molecular skeletons in present gelators are favorable for the gelation of organic solvents. Scanning electron microscope and atomic force microscope observations revealed that the gelator molecules self-assemble into different micro/nanoscale aggregates from a dot, flower, belt, rod, and lamella to wrinkle with change of solvents. Spectral studies indicated that there existed different H-bond formations and hydrophobic forces, depending on the alkyl substituent chains in molecular skeletons. The present work may give some insight to the design and characteristic of new versatile soft materials and potential ECL biosensors with special molecular structures.

  3. Assessing alkyl-, silyl-, and halo-substituent effects on the electron affinities of silyl radicals.

    Larkin, Joseph D; Bock, Charles W; Schaefer Iii, Henry F


    Neutral anion energy differences for a large class of alpha-substituted silyl radicals have been computed to determine the effect of alkyl, silyl, and halo substituents on their electron affinities. In particular, we report theoretical predictions of the adiabatic electron affinities (AEAs), vertical electron affinities (VEAs), and vertical detachment energies (VDEs) for a series of methyl-, silyl-, and halo-substituted silyl radical compounds. This work utilizes the carefully calibrated DZP++ basis set, in conjunction with the pure BLYP and OLYP functionals, as well as with the hybrid B3LYP, BHLYP, PBE1PBE, MPW1K, and O3LYP functionals. Bromine has the largest effect in stabilizing the anions, and the BLYP/DZP++ AEA for SiBr(3) is 3.29 eV. The other predicted electron affinities are for SiH(3) (1.37 eV), SiH(2)CH(3) (1.09 eV), SiH(2)F (1.54 eV), SiH(2)Cl (1.94 eV), SiH(2)Br (2.05 eV), SiH(2)(SiH(3)) (1.77 eV), SiH(CH(3))(2) (0.92 eV), SiHF(2) (1.86 eV), SiHCl(2) (2.53 eV), SiHBr(2) (2.67 eV), Si(CH(3))(3) (0.86 eV), SiF(3) (2.66 eV), SiCl(3) (3.21 eV), Si(SiH(3))(3) (2.25 eV), and SiFClBr (3.13 eV). For the five silyl radicals where experimental data are available, the BLYP functional gives the most accurate determination of AEAs; the average absolute error is 0.04(1) eV, whereas the corresponding errors for the O3LYP, MPW1K, PBE1PBE, B3LYP, OLYP, and BHLYP functionals are 0.05(8), 0.06(0), 0.06(3), 0.08(5), 0.11(5), and 0.15(3) eV, respectively.

  4. The chemistry of halogens on diamond: effects on growth and electron emission

    Hsu, W.L.; Pan, L.S.; Brown, L.A. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States)] [and others


    Diamond growth using halogenated precursors was studied in several diamond growth reactors. In a conventionao plasma reactor, diamond growth using the following gas mixtures was studied: CF{sub 4}/H{sub 2}, CH{sub 4}/H{sub 2}, CH{sub 3}F/H{sub 2}, and CH{sub 3}CL/H{sub 2}. Both the diamond growth measurements demonstrated ineffective transport of halogen radicals to the diamond surface during the growth process. In order to transport radical halogen species to the diamond surface during growth, a flow-tube reactor was constructed which minimized gas phase reactions. Also, the flow-tube reactor enabled pulsed gs transport to the diamond surface by fast-acting valves. Molecular beam mass spectroscopy was used to find condition which resulted in atomic hydrogen and/or atomic fluorine transport to the growing diamond surface. Although such conditions were found, they required very low pressures (0.5 Torr and below); these low pressures produce radical fluxes which are too low to sustain a reasonable diamond growth rate. The sequential reactor at Stanford was modified to add a halogen-growth step to the conventinoal atomic hydrogen/atomic carbon diamond growth cycle. Since the atomic fluorine, hydrogen and carbon environments are independent in the sequential reactor, the effect of fluorine on diamond growth could be studied independently of gas phase reactions. Although the diamond growth rate was increased by the use of fluorine, the film quality was seen to deteriorate as well as the substrate surface. Moreover, materials incompatibilities with fluorine significantly limited the use of fluorine in this reactor. A diamond growth model incorporating both gas phase and surface reactions was developed for the halocarbon system concurrent with the film growth efforts. In this report, we review the results of the growth experiments, the modeling, and additional experiments done to understand fluorine with diamond surfaces.

  5. Electrochemical oxidation of substituted benzylamines in aquo-acetic acid medium: substituent and solvent effects

    A Thirumoorthi; K P Elango


    Electrochemical oxidation of nine para- and meta-substituted benzylamines in varying mole fractions of acetic acid in water has been investigated in the presence of 0.1 M sulphuric acid as supporting electrolyte. The oxidation potentials correlate well with Hammett’s substituent constants affording negative reaction constants. The correlation of potential values with macroscopic solvent parameters is non-linear suggesting that the operation of both specific and non-specific solvent-solvent-solute interaction mechanisms. Multiple correlation analysis of the experimental data with Kamlet-Taft solvatochromic parameters is employed.

  6. Substituent effects on the nitrogen-15 and carbon-13 shieldings of some N-arylguanidinium chlorides

    Botto, Robert E.; Schwartz, Joseph H.; Roberts, John D.


    The 13C and 15N chemical shifts of five N-arylguanidinium chlorides carrying polar substituents, ranging in character from 4-methoxy to 4-nitro groups, have been determined by NMR spectroscopy at the natural-abundance level of 13C and 15N in dimethyl sulfoxide solution. Comparison of the 13C shifts of these salts with those of monosubstituted benzenes shows that the guanidinium group induces an average downfield shift of -5.8 ppm of the resonance of the aryl carbon to which it is attached (C1...

  7. Substituent Effects in π-Stacking of Histidine on Functionalized-SWNT and Graphene.

    Tian, Ge; Li, Huifang; Ma, Wanyong; Wang, Yixuan


    Adsorptions of histidine on the functionalized (10,0) single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) and graphene were investigated using density function theory methods, M05-2x and DFT-D. The results show that the binding of the histidine ring to the functionalized SWNT is weaker than that to the pristine SWNT for both singlet and triplet complexes, regardless of the electron-donating (-OH, -NH2) or electron-withdrawing (-COOH) character and their attached sites. The present decreased binding is opposite to the well-known enhanced binding in the substituted benzene dimers. Since the atoms of the histidine are distant from the substituent atoms by over 6Å, there would be no direct interaction between histidine and the substituent as in the case of the substituted benzene systems. The decreased binding can be mainly driven by the aromaticity of the functionalized SWNT. The nucleus-independent chemical shift (NICS) index analysis for the functionalized SWNTs in deed shows that local aromaticity of SWNT is decreased because of the electron redistribution induced by functional groups, and the π-π stacking between the histidine ring and functionalized-SWNT is therefore decreased as compared to the pristine SWNT. However, the above trend does not remain for the binding between the histidine and graphene. The binding of the histidine to the functionalized graphene with -OH and -NH2 is just slightly weaker than that to the pristine graphene, while its binding to COOH-SWNT becomes a little bit stronger.

  8. In vitro and in vivo studies of the effects of halogenated histidine analogs on Plasmodium falciparum.

    Panton, L J; Rossan, R N; Escajadillo, A; Matsumoto, Y; Lee, A.T.; Labroo, V M; Kirk, K L; Cohen, L. A.; Aikawa, M.; Howard, R J


    The effects of four halogenated analogs of histidine on in vitro growth of Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites were monitored by measurement of the incorporation of 3H-labeled amino acids into parasite proteins and by light and electron microscopy. The uptake of [3H]isoleucine was reduced to 50% of the control value by addition of 70 microM 2-fluoro-L-histidine (2-F-HIS) or 420 microM 2-iodo-L-histidine (2-I-HIS). [3H]histidine uptake into acid-insoluble material was affected equally by t...

  9. Theoretical studies on the spectroscopic properties and the substituent effects of pyridyl triazole Os(Ⅱ) complexes


    To explore the spectroscopic properties of pyridyl triazole Os(Ⅱ) complexes and how the substituent effects affect the spectroscopic properties of [Os(ptz)2L2] (L=PH3; ptzH=(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazole) (1), [Os(bptz)2L2] (bptzH=3-tert-butyl-5-(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazole) (2), [Os(fptz)2L2] (fptzH=3- (trifluoreomethyl)- 5-(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazole) (3), and [Os(fbtz)2L2] (fbtzH=3-(trifluoreomethyl)-5-(4-tert-butyl- 2-pyridyl)-1,2, 4-triazole) (4), the density functional theory (DFT) method at the B3LYP level was used to optimize the geometrical structures in the ground and excited state. The absorption and emission properties of the dichloromethane solution were predicted at the time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT, B3LYP) level associated with the PCM solvent effect model, the transitions characters of them were assigned. Important correlations between substituent effects and emission spectra and the quantum yield have been obtained by comparing and analyzing the calculated results.

  10. Theoretical studies on the spectroscopic properties and the substituent effects of pyridyl triazole Os(Ⅱ)complexes

    WU Yu-Hui; ZHOU Xin; ZHANG Hong-Xing


    To explore the spectroscopic properties of pyridyl triazole Os(Ⅱ) complexes and how the substituent effects affect the spectroscopic properties of [Os(ptz)2L2] (L=PH3; ptzH=(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazole) (1), [Os(bptz)2L2] (bptzH=3-tert-butyl-5-(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazole) (2), [Os(fpt2)L2] (fptzH=3-(trifluoreomethyl)-5-(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazole) (3), and [Os(fbtz)2L2] (fbtzH=3-(trifluoreomethyl)-5-(4-tert-butyl- 2-pyridyl)-1,2, 4-triazole) (4), the density functional theory (DFT) method at the B3LYP level was used to optimize the geometrical structures in the ground and excited state. The absorption and emission properties of the dichloromethane solution were predicted at the time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT, B3LYP) level associated with the PCM solvent effect model, the transitions characters of them were assigned. Important correlations between substituent effects and emission spectra and the quantum yield have been obtained by comparing and analyzing the calculated results.

  11. Substituent effect in the photochromism of two isomeric asymmetric diarylethenes having pyrrole and thiophene units

    Wang, Renjie; Zhang, Xiaoxia; Pu, Shouzhi; Liu, Gang; Dai, Yanfeng


    Two new asymmetric isomeric diarylethenes having pyrrole and thiophene units have been synthesized by one-pot reaction and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The two prepared diarylethenes had disparate crystal structures, and they exhibited distinctly different photochromic behavior, both in solution and in the solid state. Their photochromism, fatigue resistance, and fluorescence were investigated systematically. The methyl group at the reactive carbon atom could significantly enhance the quantum yield of cyclization step and decrease the quantum yield of cycloreversion step, whereas a cyano group at the same position could notably suppress the photocyclization reaction and promote the photocycloreversion reaction. The results indicated that the substituent at the reactive carbon atom could readily modulate the optoelectronic and physical properties for these diarylethenes.

  12. Substituent Effects on the Low-Frequency Vibrational Modes of Benzoic Acid and Related Compounds

    GE Min; ZHAO Hong-Wei; WANG Wen-Feng; YU Xiao-Han; LI Wen-Xin


    Well-resolved absorption spectra of benzoic acid and its derivatives with one hydrogen atom replaced by a substituent group CH3, OH, NH2 or NO2 were reported in the frequency region between 6 and 67 cm-1 at room temperature with terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS). These substances can be distinguished easily based on the terahertz absorption spectra. The measurements suggested that even minor changes in the molecular configuration and chemical composition lead to distinct differences in THz spectrum. Density functional theory (DFT)method was used to assist the analysis and assignment of the individual THz absorption spectra of benzoic acid and its methyl derivatives. Observed THz responses of samples can be assigned to the collective vibrations associated with intermolecular hydrogen bonds.

  13. Vibrational properties of silanol group: from alkylsilanol to small silica cluster. Effects of silicon substituents.

    Carteret, Cédric


    Structural and vibrational features of silanol group are investigated in detail by quantum calculations and normal mode analysis. The structural parameters, charge distributions, force fields, vibrational wavenumbers, potential energy distributions of normal modes and derivatives of the electric dipole moment are analyzed in relation to the nature of the substituents adjacent to the silanol group. The calculations results are discussed in light of available experimental data. Although the OH stretching mode has already been well localized in various silanols, both the Si-(OH) stretching and SiOH bending vibrations have not been yet finely analyzed leading to some discrepancies reported in literature. Clarified assignments of these vibrations are proposed on the basis of normal mode analysis and of SiOH-->SiOD isotopic exchange. The following spectral ranges are determined: 790-1030 cm-1 for nuSi-(OH), 790-1010 cm-1 for nuSi-(OD), 790-900 cm-1 for deltaOH and 580-640 cm-1 for deltaOD. The nuSi-(OH)/nuSi-(OD) wavenumbers are highly dependent on silicon substituents: electron-withdrawing groups induce shifts to higher wavenumbers while electron-releasing groups induce shifts to lower wavenumbers. In alkylsilanols, the SiOH bending is observed at higher wavenumber than the stretching vibration. Analysis of infrared intensities and dipole derivatives in internal coordinates gives explanations to spectral "anomalies" observed in experimental measurements such as well defined and intense nuSi-(OD) absorption in contrast with very low intensity for nuSi-(OH). Numerous empirical correlations are established allowing reconstruction of both SiOH force field and SiOH structural parameters with knowledge of few experimental data.

  14. Halogenated cytisine derivatives as agonists at human neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subtypes.

    Slater, Y E; Houlihan, L M; Maskell, P D; Exley, R; Bermúdez, I; Lukas, R J; Valdivia, A C; Cassels, B K


    Cytisine (cy) is a potent and competitive partial agonist at alpha4 subunit-containing nicotinic acetylcholine (nACh) receptors while at homomeric alpha7-nACh receptors it behaves as a full agonist with a relatively lower potency. In the present study, we assessed the effects of bromination or iodination of the pyridone ring of cy and N-methylcytisine (N-Me-cy) on the effects of these compounds on recombinant human (h) alpha7, halpha4beta2 and halpha4beta4 nACh receptors expressed in clonal cell lines and Xenopus oocytes. Halogenation at C(3) of cy or N-Me-cy usually brings about a marked increase in both affinity and efficacy at halpha7, halpha4beta2 and halpha4beta4 nACh, the extent of which depends on whether the halogen is bromine or iodine, and upon receptor subtype. The effects of halogenation at C(5) are strongly influenced by the specific halogen substituent so that bromination causes a decrease in both affinity and efficacy while iodination decreases affinity but its effects on efficacy range from a decrease (halpha7, halpha4beta4 nACh receptors) to a marked increase (halpha4beta2 nACh receptors). Based on these findings, which differ from those showing that neither the affinity nor efficacy of nicotine, 3-(2-azetidinylmethoxy)-pyridine or epibatidine are greatly affected by halogenation, dehalogenation or halogen exchange at equivalent positions, we suggest that cy, N-Me-cy and their halo-isosteres bind to neuronal nACh receptors in a different orientation allowing the halogen atom to interact with a hydrophobic halogen-accepting region within the predominantly hydrophobic agonist-binding pocket of the receptors.

  15. N,N′-Bis(2-cyclohexylethylnaphtho[2,3-b:6,7-b′]dithiophene Diimides: Effects of Substituents

    Masahiro Nakano


    Full Text Available Naphtho[2,3-b:6,7-b′]dithiophene-4,5,9,10-tetracarboxylic diimide (NDTI is a promising electron-deficient building block for n-type organic conductors, and the performance of NDTI-based field-effect transistors (FETs is largely dependent on the substituents that alter the supramolecular organization in the solid state and, in turn, the intermolecular orbital overlap. For this reason, the rational selection of substituent on imide nitrogen atoms and/or thiophene α-positions is the key to developing superior n-type organic semiconductors. We here report new NDTI derivatives having N-(2-cyclohexylethyl groups. Despite their one-dimensional packing structures in the solid state regardless of the presence or absence of chlorine groups at the thiophene α-positions, their FETs show promising performance with electron mobilities higher than 0.1 cm2·V−1·s−1 under ambient conditions. We also discuss how the cyclohexylethyl groups affect the packing structure in comparison with analogous n-octyl derivatives having the same number of carbon atoms.

  16. Halogenation effects on electron collisions with CF3Cl, CF2Cl2, and CFCl3

    Freitas, T. C.; Lopes, A. R.; Azeredo, A. D.; Bettega, M. H. F.


    We report differential and integral elastic cross sections for low-energy electron collisions with CF3Cl, CF2Cl2, and CFCl3 molecules for energies ranging from 0.1 eV to 30 eV. The calculations were performed using the Schwinger multichannel method with pseudopotentials in the static-exchange and static-exchange plus polarization approximations. The influence of the permanent electric dipole moment on the cross sections was included using the Born closure scheme. A very good agreement between our calculations and the experimental results of Jones [J. Chem. Phys. 84, 813 (1986)], Mann and Linder [J. Phys. B 25, 1621 (1992); 25, 1633 (1992)] and Hoshino et al. [J. Chem. Phys. 138, 214305 (2013)] was found. We also compare our results with the calculations of Beyer et al. [Chem. Phys. 255, 1 (2000)] using the R-matrix method, where we find good agreement with respect to the location of the resonances, and with the calculations of Hoshino et al. using the independent atom method with screening corrected additivity rule, where we find qualitative agreement at energies above 20 eV. Additional electronic structure calculations were carried out in order to help in the interpretation of the scattering results. The stabilization the lowest σ∗ resonance due to the exchange of fluorine by chlorine atoms (halogenation effect) follows a simple linear relation with the energy of the lowest unoccupied molecular orbitals and can be considered as a signature of the halogenation effect.

  17. Conformation stability, halogen and solvent effects on CO stretching of 4-chloro-3-halogenobenzaldehydes.

    Tursun, Mahir; Parlak, Cemal


    The effects of halogen and solvent on the conformation and carbonyl stretching of 4-chloro-3-halogenobenzaldehydes [C7H4ClXO; X=F (CFB), Cl (CCB) or Br (CBB)] were investigated using the density functional theory (DFT) method. The B3LYP functional was used by the 6-311+G(3df,p) basis set in combination with the polarizable continuum model (PCM). Computations were focused on the cis and trans isomers of the compounds in 18 different polar or non-polar organic solvents. The theoretical frequencies of the solvent-induced CO stretching vibrations were correlated with the empirical solvent parameters such as the Kirkwood-Bauer-Magat (KBM) equation, the solvent acceptor number (AN), Swain parameters and the linear solvation energy relationships (LSER). The present work explores the effect of both the halogen and medium on the conformational preference and CO vibrational frequency. The findings of this work can be useful to those systems involving changes in the conformations analogous to the compounds studied.

  18. Molecular, vibrational and electronic structure of 4-bromo-2-halogenobenzaldehydes: Halogen and solvent effects

    Fernández, David; Parlak, Cemal; Bilge, Metin; Kaya, Mehmet Fatih; Tursun, Mahir; Keşan, Gürkan; Rhyman, Lydia; Ramasami, Ponnadurai; Şenyel, Mustafa


    The halogen and solvent effects on the structure of 4-bromo-2-halogenobenzaldehydes [C7H4BrXO; X = F (BFB), Cl (BCB) or Br (BBB)] were investigated by the density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) methods. The B3LYP functional and HF and MP2 levels of theory were used with the 6-311+G(3df,p) or aug-cc-pVDZ basis sets. Computations were focused on the cis and trans conformers of the investigated compounds in the gas phase and solutions of 18 different polar or non-polar organic solvents. The computed frequencies of the C=O stretching vibration of the compounds were correlated with some empirical solvent parameters such as the Kirkwood-Bauer-Magat (KBM) equation, solvent acceptor number (AN), Swain parameters and linear solvation energy relationships (LSERs). The electronic properties of the compounds were also examined. The present work explores the effects of the medium and halogen on the conformation, geometrical parameters, dipole moment, ν(C=O) vibration, UV data, frontier orbitals and density-of-states diagram of the compounds. The findings of this research can be useful for studies on benzaldehydes.

  19. Effects of Substituent and Leaving Group on the Gas-Phase SN2 Reactions of Phenoxides with Halomethanes: A DFT Investigation

    Li, Qiang-Gen; Xue, Ying


    Computational investigations on the gas-phase nucleophilic substitution reactions of p-substituted phenoxides (p-Y-C6H4O-, Y = OH, CH3O, CH3, H, F, Cl, CF3) with halomethanes (CH3X, X = F, Cl, Br, and I) were performed by the B3LYP and MP2 methods with the 6-311+G(d,p) basis set. Calculated results indicate that the reactions are more endothermic only when the substrate is a lighter halide. The complexation enthalpies, the key parameters in the transition state (TS), the central barriers, overall barriers, overall reaction enthalpies, and the charge of the O4 atom in the TSs all present good correlations with the Hammett constants σ of substituents in the nucleophile. Leffler-Grunwald rate equilibrium relationships predict the degree of bond formation in the transition state suggesting that the reactions have progressed 31%, 24%, 24%, and 21% in the TS for halomethanes (X = F, Cl, Br, and I), respectively. The TS structure with substituents in the nucleophile is not kinetically but thermodynamically controlled, similar to the earlier results. Furthermore, the excellent relationship between the central barrier heights and the looseness of the transition state structure indicates that the stretching of the cleaving bond is one of the major factors determining the central barrier heights. The nucleophilicity of the nucleophile decreases with the increase of the electron-withdrawing power of substituent Y in the nucleophile, while the leaving-group ability of the halogen atom increases with the decrease of its Mulliken electronegativity.

  20. Substituent effects on the binding of natural product anthocyanidin inhibitors to influenza neuraminidase with mass spectrometry.

    Swaminathan, Kavya; Müller, Patrick; Downard, Kevin M


    The binding of three closely related anthocyanins within the 430-cavity of influenza neuraminidase is studied using a combination of mass spectrometry and molecular docking. Despite their similar structures, which differ only in the number and position of the hydroxyl substituents on the phenyl group attached to the chromenylium ring, subtle differences in their binding characteristics are revealed by mass spectrometry and molecular docking that are in accord with their inhibitory properties by neuraminidase inhibition assays. The cyanidin and delphinidin, with the greatest number of hydroxyl groups, bind more strongly and are better inhibitors than pelargonidin that contains a lone hydroxyl group at the 4' position. The study demonstrates, for the first time, the sensitivity of the mass spectrometry based approach for investigating the molecular basis and relative affinity of antiviral inhibitors, with subtly different structures, to their target protein. It has broader application for the screening of other protein interactions more generally with reasonable high-throughput. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  1. Substituent Effects on Cytotoxic Activity, Spectroscopic Property, and DNA Binding Property of Naphthalimide Derivatives.

    Wang, Ke-Rang; Qian, Feng; Sun, Qian; Ma, Cui-Lan; Rong, Rui-Xue; Cao, Zhi-Ran; Wang, Xiao-Man; Li, Xiao-Liu


    A series of novel naphthalimide derivatives NI1-5 containing piperazine moieties (N-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazine and 1-piperazinepropanol) and piperidine moieties (4-piperidinemethanol, 4-hydroxypiperidine and 4-piperidineethanol) have been synthesized and evaluated for their cytotoxic activity, spectroscopic property, and DNA binding behaviors. It was found that substituents at the 4-position remarkably influence the various activities of this series of compound. Compounds NI3-5 modified with piperidines exhibited potent cytotoxic activities against Hela, SGC-7901, and A549 cells with the IC50 values from 0.73 μm to 6.80 μm, which are better than NI1-2 functionalized with piperazines. Compounds NI1-2 showed higher binding capacity with Ct-DNA than compounds NI3-5 based on studies of UV-vis, fluorescence and CD spectra. Furthermore, compounds NI3-5, as DNA intercalators, showed fluorescence enhancement upon binding with Ct-DNA. More interestingly, fluorescence imaging studies of compound NI4 with A549 cells showed that the fluorescence predominantly appeared in the cytoplasm. These results provided a potential application of NI3-5 as anticancer therapeutic and cancer cell imaging agents.

  2. Organochalcogen substituents in phenolic antioxidants.

    Amorati, Riccardo; Pedulli, Gian Franco; Valgimigli, Luca; Johansson, Henrik; Engman, Lars


    Little is known about the ED/EW character of organochalcogen substituents and their contribution to the O-H bond dissociation enthalpy (BDE) in phenolic compounds. A series of ortho- and para-(S,Se,Te)R-substituted phenols were prepared and investigated by EPR, IR, and computational methods. Substituents lowered the O-H BDE by >3 kcal/mol in the para position, while the ortho-effect was modest due to hydrogen bonding ( approximately 3 kcal/mol) to the O-H group.

  3. Substituent and Solvent Effects on the Absorption Spectra of Cation-π Complexes of Benzene and Borazine: A Theoretical Study.

    Sarmah, Nabajit; Bhattacharyya, Pradip Kr; Bania, Kusum K


    Time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) has been used to predict the absorption spectra of cation-π complexes of benzene and borazine. Both polarized continuum model (PCM) and discrete solvation model (DSM) and a combined effect of PCM and DSM on the absorption spectra have been elucidated. With decrease in size of the cation, the π → π* transitions of benzene and borazine are found to undergo blue and red shift, respectively. A number of different substituents (both electron-withdrawing and electron-donating) and a range of solvents (nonpolar to polar) have been considered to understand the effect of substituent and solvents on the absorption spectra of the cation-π complexes of benzene and borazine. Red shift in the absorption spectra of benzene cation-π complexes are observed with both electron-donating groups (EDGs) and electron-withdrawing groups (EWGs). The same trend has not been observed in the case of substituted borazine cation-π complexes. The wavelength of the electronic transitions corresponding to cation-π complexes correlates well with the Hammet constants (σp and σm). This correlation indicates that the shifting of spectral lines of the cation-π complexes on substitution is due to both resonance and inductive effect. On incorporation of solvent phases, significant red or blue shifting in the absorption spectra of the complexes has been observed. Kamlet-Taft multiparametric equation has been used to explain the effect of solvent on the absorption spectra of complexes. Polarity and polarizability are observed to play an important role in the solvatochromism of the cation-π complexes.

  4. On the ultrafast charge migration and subsequent charge directed reactivity in Cl⋯N halogen-bonded clusters following vertical ionization

    Chandra, Sankhabrata; Bhattacharya, Atanu, E-mail: [Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India); Periyasamy, Ganga [Department of Chemistry, Central College Campus, Bangalore University, Bangalore (India)


    In this article, we have presented ultrafast charge transfer dynamics through halogen bonds following vertical ionization of representative halogen bonded clusters. Subsequent hole directed reactivity of the radical cations of halogen bonded clusters is also discussed. Furthermore, we have examined effect of the halogen bond strength on the electron-electron correlation- and relaxation-driven charge migration in halogen bonded complexes. For this study, we have selected A-Cl (A represents F, OH, CN, NH{sub 2}, CF{sub 3}, and COOH substituents) molecules paired with NH{sub 3} (referred as ACl:NH{sub 3} complex): these complexes exhibit halogen bonds. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on purely electron correlation- and relaxation-driven ultrafast (attosecond) charge migration dynamics through halogen bonds. Both density functional theory and complete active space self-consistent field theory with 6-31 + G(d, p) basis set are employed for this work. Upon vertical ionization of NCCl⋯NH{sub 3} complex, the hole is predicted to migrate from the NH{sub 3}-end to the ClCN-end of the NCCl⋯NH{sub 3} complex in approximately 0.5 fs on the D{sub 0} cationic surface. This hole migration leads to structural rearrangement of the halogen bonded complex, yielding hydrogen bonding interaction stronger than the halogen bonding interaction on the same cationic surface. Other halogen bonded complexes, such as H{sub 2}NCl:NH{sub 3}, F{sub 3}CCl:NH{sub 3}, and HOOCCl:NH{sub 3}, exhibit similar charge migration following vertical ionization. On the contrary, FCl:NH{sub 3} and HOCl:NH{sub 3} complexes do not exhibit any charge migration following vertical ionization to the D{sub 0} cation state, pointing to interesting halogen bond strength-dependent charge migration.

  5. The substituent effect from the perspective of local hyper-softness. An example applied on normeloxicam, meloxicam and 4-meloxicam: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

    Martínez-Araya, Jorge Ignacio; Glossman-Mitnik, Daniel


    Normeloxicam, meloxicam and 4-meloxicam were analyzed from the perspective of the conceptual density functional theory perspective to determine the substituent effect exerted by the methyl group that is located at the thiazole ring. This analysis was performed in absence and presence of water. The position of the methyl group suggests that differences that have been experimentally reported in a previous paper can be mainly attributable to electronic effects exerted by the substituent aforementioned group. Finally, the use of total electronic densities is encouraged in future calculations instead of densities of frontier molecular orbitals to obtain more accurate results.




    The importance of solvation in determining substituent effects of alkyl groups has been assessed in a quantitative study of the medium effects of ethanol and 1-propanol on the neutral hydrolysis of 18 1-acyl-(3-substituted)-1,2,4-triazoles in highly aqueous solutions. The dependence of the pseudo-fi

  7. Substituent effects on the gas-phase fragmentation reactions of sulfonium ion containing peptides.

    Sierakowski, James; Amunugama, Mahasilu; Roberts, Kade D; Reid, Gavin E


    The multistage mass spectrometric (MS/MS and MS3) gas-phase fragmentation reactions of methionine side-chain sulfonium ion containing peptides formed by reaction with a series of para-substituted phenacyl bromide (XBr where X=CH2COC6H4R, and R=--COOH, --COOCH3, --H, --CH3 and --CH2CH3) alkylating reagents have been examined in a linear quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometer. MS/MS of the singly (M+) and multiply ([M++nH](n+1)+) charged precursor ions results in exclusive dissociation at the fixed charge containing side chain, independently of the amino acid composition and precursor ion charge state (i.e., proton mobility). However, loss of the methylphenacyl sulfide side-chain fragment as a neutral versus charged (protonated) species was observed to be highly dependent on the proton mobility of the precursor ion, and the identity of the phenacyl group para-substituent. Molecular orbital calculations were performed at the B3LYP/6-31+G** level of theory to calculate the theoretical proton affinities of the neutral side-chain fragments. The log of the ratio of neutral versus protonated side-chain fragment losses from the derivatized side chain were found to exhibit a linear dependence on the proton affinity of the side-chain fragmentation product, as well as the proton affinities of the peptide product ions. Finally, MS3 dissociation of the nominally identical neutral and protonated loss product ions formed by MS/MS of the [M++H]2+ and [M++2H]3+ precursor ions, respectively, from the peptide GAILM(X)GAILK revealed significant differences in the abundances of the resultant product ions. These results suggest that the protonated peptide product ions formed by gas-phase fragmentation of sulfonium ion containing precursors in an ion trap mass spectrometer do not necessarily undergo intramolecular proton 'scrambling' prior to their further dissociation, in contrast to that previously demonstrated for peptide ions introduced by external ionization sources.

  8. Substituent effect on the molecular stability, group interaction, detonation performance, and thermolysis mechanism of nitroamino-substituted cyclopentanes and cyclohexanes

    QIU Ling; GONG XueDong; JU XueHai; XIAO HeMing


    Density functional theory (DFT) method has been employed to study the effect of nitroamino group as a substituent in cyclopentane and cyclohexane, which usually construct the polycyclic or caged nitra-mines. Molecular structures were investigated at the B3LYP/6-31G** level, and isodesmic reactions were designed for calculating the group interactions. The results show that the group interactions ac-cord with the group additivity, increasing with the increasing number of nitroamino groups. The distance between substituents influences the interactions. Detonation performances were evaluated by the Kamlet-Jacobs equations based on the predicted densities and heats of formation, while thermal stability and pyrolysis mechanism were studied by the computations of bond dissociation energy (BDE). It is found that the contributions of nitroamino groups to the detonation heat, detonation velocity, detonation pressure, and stability all deviate from the group additivity. Only 3a, 3b, and 9a-9c may be novel potential candidates of high energy density materials (HEDMs) according to the quantitative cri-teria of HEDM (ρ≈1.9 g/cm3, D≈9.0 km/s, P≈40.0 GPa). Stability decreases with the increasing number of N-NO2 groups, and homolysis of N-NO2 bond is the initial step in the thermolysis of the title com-pounds. Coupled with the demand of thermal stability (BDE > 20 kcal/mol), only 1,2,4-trinitrotriazacy-clohexane and 1,2,4,5-tetranitrotetraazacyclohexane are suggested as feasible energetic materials.These results may provide basic information for the molecular design of HEDMs.

  9. Structural perspective on enzymatic halogenation.

    Blasiak, Leah C; Drennan, Catherine L


    Simple halogen substituents frequently afford key structural features that account for the potency and selectivity of natural products, including antibiotics and hormones. For example, when a single chlorine atom on the antibiotic vancomycin is replaced by hydrogen, the resulting antibacterial activity decreases by up to 70% ( Harris , C. M. ; Kannan , R. ; Kopecka , H. ; Harris , T. M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1985 , 107 , 6652 - 6658 ). This Account analyzes how structure underlies mechanism in halogenases, the molecular machines designed by nature to incorporate halogens into diverse substrates. Traditional synthetic methods of integrating halogens into complex molecules are often complicated by a lack of specificity and regioselectivity. Nature, however, has developed a variety of elegant mechanisms for halogenating specific substrates with both regio- and stereoselectivity. An improved understanding of the biological routes toward halogenation could lead to the development of novel synthetic methods for the creation of new compounds with enhanced functions. Already, researchers have co-opted a fluorinase from the microorganism Streptomyces cattleya to produce (18)F-labeled molecules for use in positron emission tomography (PET) ( Deng , H. ; Cobb , S. L. ; Gee , A. D. ; Lockhart , A. ; Martarello , L. ; McGlinchey , R. P. ; O'Hagan , D. ; Onega , M. Chem. Commun. 2006 , 652 - 654 ). Therefore, the discovery and characterization of naturally occurring enzymatic halogenation mechanisms has become an active area of research. The catalogue of known halogenating enzymes has expanded from the familiar haloperoxidases to include oxygen-dependent enzymes and fluorinases. Recently, the discovery of a nucleophilic halogenase that catalyzes chlorinations has expanded the repertoire of biological halogenation chemistry ( Dong , C. ; Huang , F. ; Deng , H. ; Schaffrath , C. ; Spencer , J. B. ; O'Hagan , D. ; Naismith , J. H. Nature 2004 , 427 , 561 - 565 ). Structural

  10. Halogenated solvent remediation

    Sorenson, Kent S.


    Methods for enhancing bioremediation of ground water contaminated with nonaqueous halogenated solvents are disclosed. A preferred method includes adding a composition to the ground water wherein the composition is an electron donor for microbe-mediated reductive dehalogenation of the halogenated solvents and enhances mass transfer of the halogenated solvents from residual source areas into the aqueous phase of the ground water. Illustrative compositions effective in these methods include surfactants such as C.sub.2 -C.sub.4 carboxylic acids and hydroxy acids, salts thereof, esters of C.sub.2 -C.sub.4 carboxylic acids and hydroxy acids, and mixtures thereof. Especially preferred compositions for use in these methods include lactic acid, salts of lactic acid, such as sodium lactate, lactate esters, and mixtures thereof. The microbes are either indigenous to the ground water, or such microbes can be added to the ground water in addition to the composition.




    The effects of various aromatic substituents in both ephedrine and a cyclic phosphoric acid on the quality of resolution via diastereomeric salt formation are investigated. The diastereoselective synthesis of a novel series of chloro-substituted ephedrines is described. These chloroephedrines can be

  12. Competition between "Meta Effect" Photochemical Reactions of Selected Benzophenone Compounds Having Two Different Substituents at Meta Positions.

    Ma, Jiani; Li, Huai; Zhang, Xiting; Tang, Wen-Jian; Li, Mingde; Phillips, David Lee


    Recent studies conducted on some "meta effect" photochemical reactions focused on aromatic carbonyls having a substitution on one meta position of the benzophenone (BP) and anthraquinone parent compound. In this paper, two different substitutions were introduced with one at each meta position of the BP parent compound to investigate possible competition between different types of meta effect photochemistry observed in acidic solutions containing water. The photochemical pathways of 3-hydroxymethyl-3'-fluorobenzophenone (1) and 3-fluoro-3'-methylbenzophenone (2) were explored in several solvents, including acidic water-containing solutions, using time-resolved spectroscopic experiments and density functional theory computations. It is observed that 1 can undergo a photoredox reaction and 2 can undergo a meta-methyl deprotonation reaction in acidic water-containing solutions. Comparison of these results to those previously reported for the analogous BP derivatives that contain only one substituent at a meta position indicates the introduction of electron-donating (such as hydroxyl) and electron-withdrawing groups (such as F) on the meta positions of BP can influence the meta effect photochemical reactions. It was found that involvement of an electron-donating moiety facilitates the meta effect photochemical reactions by stabilizing the crucial reactive biradical intermediate associated with the meta effect photochemical reactions.

  13. Cytotoxicity of halogenated graphenes

    Teo, Wei Zhe; Khim Chng, Elaine Lay; Sofer, Zdeněk; Pumera, Martin


    Graphene and its family of derivatives possess unique and remarkable physicochemical properties which make them valuable materials for applications in many areas like electronics, energy storage and biomedicine. In response to the possibility of its large-scale manufacturing as commercial products in the future, an investigation was conducted to determine the cytotoxicity of one particular family of graphene derivatives, the halogenated graphenes, for the first time. Halogenated graphenes were prepared through thermal exfoliation of graphite oxide in gaseous chlorine, bromine or iodine atmospheres to yield chlorine- (TRGO-Cl), bromine- (TRGO-Br) and iodine-doped graphene (TRGO-I) respectively. 24 h exposure of human lung carcinoma epithelial cells (A549) to the three halogenated graphenes and subsequent cell viability assessments using methylthiazolyldiphenyl-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) and water-soluble tetrazolium salt (WST-8) assays revealed that all the halogenated graphenes examined are rather cytotoxic at the concentrations tested (3.125 μg mL-1 to 200 μg mL-1) and the effects are dose-dependent, with TRGO-Cl reducing the cell viability to as low as 25.7% at the maximum concentration of 200 μg mL-1. Their levels of cytotoxicity can be arranged in the order of TRGO-Cl > TRGO-Br > TRGO-I, and it is suggested that the amount of halogen present in the graphene material is the determining factor for the observed trend. Control experiments were carried out to test for possible nanomaterial-induced interference as a consequence of reaction between the halogenated graphenes and the viability markers (MTT/WST-8 reagent) or binding of the formazan products under cell-free conditions. The data obtained eliminate the probability of significant influence by these interferents as the change in the normalized percentage of formazan formed is relatively small and thorough washings were performed prior to the viability assessments to reduce the amount of halogenated

  14. Halogen Bonding Promotes Higher Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Photovoltages.

    Simon, Sarah J C; Parlane, Fraser G L; Swords, Wesley B; Kellett, Cameron W; Du, Chuan; Lam, Brian; Dean, Rebecca K; Hu, Ke; Meyer, Gerald J; Berlinguette, Curtis P


    We report here an enhancement in photovoltage for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) where halogen-bonding interactions exist between a nucleophilic electrolyte species (I(-)) and a photo-oxidized dye immobilized on a TiO2 surface. The triarylamine-based dyes under investigation showed larger rate constants for dye regeneration (kreg) by the nucleophilic electrolyte species when heavier halogen substituents were positioned on the dye. The open-circuit voltages (VOC) tracked these kreg values. This analysis of a homologous series of dyes that differ only in the identity of two halogen substituents provides compelling evidence that the DSSC photovoltage is sensitive to kreg. This study also provides the first direct evidence that halogen-bonding interactions between the dye and the electrolyte can bolster DSSC performance.

  15. The solvent and substituent effects on bond dissociation energies of NO-donor molecules containing the N-NO bond

    Li Xiao-Hong; Li Wei-Bin; Zhang Xian-Zhou


    Quantum chemical calculations are used to estimate the equilibrium N-NO bond dissociation energies (BDEs) for 15 NO-donor molecules in acetonitrile. These compounds are studied by employing the hybrid density functional theory (B3LYP, B3PW91, B3P86) methods together with 6-31G∗∗ basis set. The basis set superposition error (BSSE) and zero-point vibrational energy (ZPVE) are considered. The results are compared with the available experimental results. It is demonstrated that B3LYP/6-31G** is accurate to compute the reliable BDEs for the NO-donor molecules. The solvent effects on the N-NO BDEs are analysed and the result shows that the N-NO BDEs in a vacuum computed by B3P86/6-31G∗∗ method are the closest to the computed values in acetontrile and the average solvent effect is 0.78 kcal/mol. Subsequently, the substituent effects on the N-NO BDEs are further analysed and it is found that electron donating group stabilizes the radical and as a result BDE decreases; whereas electron withdrawing group stabilizes the ground state of the molecule and thus increases the BDE.

  16. Effects of Bulky Substituents of Push-Pull Porphyrins on Photovoltaic Properties of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.

    Higashino, Tomohiro; Kawamoto, Kyosuke; Sugiura, Kenichi; Fujimori, Yamato; Tsuji, Yukihiro; Kurotobi, Kei; Ito, Seigo; Imahori, Hiroshi


    To evaluate the effects of substituent bulkiness around a porphyrin core on the photovoltaic properties of porphyrin-sensitized solar cells, long alkoxy groups were introduced at the meso-phenyl group (ZnPBAT-o-C8) and the anchoring group (ZnPBAT-o-C8Cn, n = 4, 8) of an asymmetrically substituted push-pull porphyrin with double electron-donating diarylamino groups and a single electron-withdrawing carboxyphenylethynyl anchoring group. The spectroscopic and electrochemical properties of ZnPBAT-o-C8 and ZnPBAT-o-C8Cn were found to be superior to those of a push-pull porphyrin reference (YD2-o-C8), demonstrating their excellent light-harvesting and redox properties for dye-sensitized solar cells. A power conversion efficiency (η) of the ZnPBAT-o-C8-sensitized solar cell (η = 9.1%) is higher than that of the YD2-o-C8-sensitized solar cell (η = 8.6%) using iodine-based electrolyte due to the enhanced light-harvesting ability of ZnPBAT-o-C8. In contrast, the solar cells based on ZnPBAT-o-C8Cn, possessing the additional alkoxy chains in the anchoring group, revealed the lower η values of 7.3% (n = 4) and 7.0% (n = 8). Although ZnPBAT-o-C8Cn exhibited higher resistance at the TiO2-dye-electrolyte interface by virtue of the extra alkoxy chains, the reduced amount of the porphyrins on TiO2 by excessive addition of coadsorbent chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA) for mitigating the aggregation on TiO2 resulted in the low η values. Meanwhile, the ZnPBAT-o-C8-sensitized solar cell showed the lower η value of 8.1% than the YD2-o-C8-sensitized solar cell (η = 9.8%) using cobalt-based electrolyte. The smaller η value of the ZnPBAT-o-C8-sensitized solar cell may be attributed to the insufficient blocking effect of the bulky substituents of ZnPBAT-o-C8 under the cobalt-based electrolyte conditions. Overall, the alkoxy chain length and substitution position around the porphyrin core are important factors to affect the cell performance.

  17. Study of the configurations of 3-aryl-substituted 1,5-diphenylformazans by resonance Raman and absorption spectroscopy: steric and conjugation effects of the substituent

    Hiura, Hidefumi; Takahashi, Hiroaki


    3-Aryl-substituted 1,5-diphenylformazans exist as one of the following two isomeric species in the solid state; the yellow isomer having the trans-anti-s- trans configuration with respect to the NN, CN and CN bonds of the formazan skeleton and the red isomer having the trans-syn-s- cis configuration. The other red isomer having the trans-syn-s- trans configuration, which exists when the substituent is an alkyl group, is not detected. Two effects are considered to be operative in determining the relative stabilities of these configurations: (1) the resonance energy arising from the conjugation between the π-electron systems of the formazan skeleton and the aryl substituent, and (2) the steric repulsion between the formazan skeleton and the groups (or atoms) attached to the ortho positions of the aryl substituent. In solutions, these two isomers are in equilibrium, their relative populations being dependent on the nature of the solvent as well as on the bulkiness of the groups attached to the ortho positions of the aryl substituent.

  18. Spectroscopic and quantum chemical investigations of substituent effects on the azo-hydrazone tautomerism and acid-base properties of arylazo pyridone dyes.

    Dostanić, J; Mijin, D; Ušćumlić, G; Jovanović, D M; Zlatar, M; Lončarević, D


    A series of 5-(4-substituted arylazo)-6-hydroxy-4-methyl-3-cyano-2-pyridone dyes was synthesized and the structure of the dyes was confirmed by UV-Vis, FT-IR, (1)H NMR and (13)C NMR spectroscopic techniques. The azo-hydrazone tautomeric equilibrium was found to depend on the substituents as well as on the acidity and basicity of the media. Ionization constant, pKa, of the dyes was determined by UV-Vis spectroscopy and correlated with the Hammett substituent constants, σp and σI. The interpretation of the effect of different substituent in phenyl ring of arylazo pyridone dyes on their spectroscopic and structural properties was based on quantum chemical calculations performed by the density functional theory (DFT/M06-2X) method. The DFT calculations confirmed the existence of two forms in water solution: hydrazone form in acidic and neutral media and anionic form in basic media. The different contribution of azo and hydrazone canonical forms of anionic form is observed for dyes with electron-donating and dyes with electron-withdrawing groups. The dependence of absorption spectra and determined pKa values to the substituent type seems to be mostly due to azo/hydrazone canonical structure ratio in their anionic form. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  19. 5-Substituents in the uridine moiety and their effect on the conformation of ApU-type dinucleoside phosphates.

    Hillen, W; Gassen, G


    The ApU analogues ApT, Apcl5U, Apbr5U, Apa5U and Apno5(2)U were synthesized with the aid of ribonuclease U2 starting from 2',3'-cyclic Ap and the respective uridine derivatives. For these compounds the ultraviolet data, the difference spectra, the hypochromism and the temperature dependence of the CD spectra are reported. The dimerisation shifts of the pyrimidine protons which were obtained from the 100 MHz PMR spectra confirm the optical results. The influence of the substituents in the 5 position of the uracil ring on base-base interaction and the conformation of the dinucleoside phosphates is discussed with respect to the van der Waals radii and the electronic effects of these groups. As calculated from the hypochromism the dinucleoside phosphates can be arranged according to decreasing base-base interaction: Apno5(2)U greater than Apbr5U approximately ApT greater than Apcl5U greater than ApU greater than Apa5U.

  20. Substituent effects and supramolecular interactions of titanocene(III) chloride: implications for catalysis in single electron steps.

    Gansäuer, Andreas; Kube, Christian; Daasbjerg, Kim; Sure, Rebecca; Grimme, Stefan; Fianu, Godfred D; Sadasivam, Dhandapani V; Flowers, Robert A


    The electrochemical properties of titanocene(III) complexes and their stability in THF in the presence and absence of chloride additives were studied by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and computational methods. The anodic peak potentials of the titanocenes can be decreased by as much as 0.47 V through the addition of an electron-withdrawing substituent (CO2Me or CN) to the cyclopentadienyl ring when compared with Cp2TiCl. For the first time, it is demonstrated that under the conditions of catalytic applications low-valent titanocenes can decompose by loss of the substituted ligand. The recently discovered effect of stabilizing titanocene(III) catalysts by chloride additives was analyzed by CV, kinetic, and computational studies. An unprecedented supramolecular interaction between [(C5H4R)2TiCl2](-) and hydrochloride cations through reversible hydrogen bonding is proposed as a mechanism for the action of the additives. This study provides the critical information required for the rational design of titanocene-catalyzed reactions in single electron steps.

  1. Substituent effects on the relaxation dynamics of furan, furfural and β-furfural: a combined theoretical and experimental approach.

    Oesterling, Sven; Schalk, Oliver; Geng, Ting; Thomas, Richard D; Hansson, Tony; de Vivie-Riedle, Regina


    For the series furan, furfural and β-furfural we investigated the effect of substituents and their positioning on the photoinduced relaxation dynamics in a combined theoretical and experimental approach. Using time resolved photoelectron spectroscopy with a high intensity probe pulse, we can, for the first time, follow the whole deactivation process of furan through a two photon probe signal. Using the extended 2-electron 2-orbital model [Nenov et al., J. Chem. Phys., 2011, 135, 034304] we explain the formation of one central conical intersection and predict the influence of the aldehyde group of the derivatives on its geometry. This, as well as the relaxation mechanisms from photoexcitation to the final outcome was investigated using a variety of theoretical methods. Complete active space self consistent field was used for on-the-fly calculations while complete active space perturbation theory and coupled cluster theory were used to accurately describe critical configurations. Experiment and theory show the relaxation dynamics of furfural and β-furfural to be slowed down, and together they disclose an additional deactivation pathway, which is attributed to the nO lonepair state introduced with the aldehyde group.

  2. The effect of substituents on triply bonded boron[triple bond, length as m-dash]antimony molecules: a theoretical approach.

    Lu, Jia-Syun; Yang, Ming-Chung; Su, Ming-Der


    Three (M06-2X/Def2-TZVP, B3PW91/Def2-TZVP and B3LYP/LANL2DZ+dp) levels of theory are used to study the effect of substituents on the potential energy surfaces of RB[triple bond, length as m-dash]SbR (R = F, OH, H, CH3, SiH3, SiMe(SitBu3)2, SiiPrDis2 and NHC). The theoretical results demonstrate that the triply bonded RB[triple bond, length as m-dash]SbR molecules favor a bent geometry: that is, ∠R-B-Sb ≈ 180° and ∠B-Sb-R ≈ 120°. Regardless of the type of substituents that are attached to the RB[triple bond, length as m-dash]SbR compounds, theoretical evidence strongly indicates that their B[triple bond, length as m-dash]Sb triple bonds have a donor-acceptor nature and are proven to be very weak. Two valence bond models clarify the bonding characters of the B[triple bond, length as m-dash]Sb triple bond. For RB[triple bond, length as m-dash]SbR molecules that feature small substituents, the triple bond is represented as . For RB[triple bond, length as m-dash]SbR molecules that feature large substituents, the triple bond is represented as . Most importantly, this theoretical study predicts that only bulkier substituents significantly stabilize the triply bonded RB[triple bond, length as m-dash]SbR molecules, from the kinetic viewpoint.

  3. Boiling of simulated tap water: effect on polar brominated disinfection byproducts, halogen speciation, and cytotoxicity.

    Pan, Yang; Zhang, Xiangru; Wagner, Elizabeth D; Osiol, Jennifer; Plewa, Michael J


    Tap water typically contains numerous halogenated disinfection byproducts (DBPs) as a result of disinfection, especially of chlorination. Among halogenated DBPs, brominated ones are generally significantly more toxic than their chlorinated analogues. In this study, with the aid of ultra performance liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry by setting precursor ion scans of m/z 79/81, whole spectra of polar brominated DBPs in simulated tap water samples without and with boiling were revealed. Most polar brominated DBPs were thermally unstable and their levels were substantially reduced after boiling via decarboxylation or hydrolysis; the levels of a few aromatic brominated DBPs increased after boiling through decarboxylation of their precursors. A novel adsorption unit for volatile total organic halogen was designed, which enabled the evaluation of halogen speciation and mass balances in the simulated tap water samples during boiling. After boiling for 5 min, the overall level of brominated DBPs was reduced by 62.8%, of which 39.8% was volatilized and 23.0% was converted to bromide; the overall level of chlorinated DBPs was reduced by 61.1%, of which 44.4% was volatilized and 16.7% was converted to chloride; the overall level of halogenated DBPs was reduced by 62.3%. The simulated tap water sample without boiling was cytotoxic in a chronic (72 h) exposure to mammalian cells; this cytotoxicity was reduced by 76.9% after boiling for 5 min. The reduction in cytotoxicity corresponded with the reduction in overall halogenated DBPs. Thus, boiling of tap water can be regarded as a "detoxification" process and may reduce human exposure to halogenated DBPs through tap water ingestion.

  4. Improving the Capture of Co2 by Substituted Monoethanolamines: Electronic Effects of Fluorine and Methyl Substituents

    Gangarapu, S.; Marcelis, A.T.M.; Zuilhof, H.


    The influence of electronic and steric effects on the reaction between CO(2) and monoethanolamine (MEA) absorbents is investigated using computational methods. The pK(a) of the alkanolamine, the reaction enthalpy for carbamate formation, and the hydrolytic carbamate stability are important factors f

  5. Substituent Effect on Proton Affinity of Imidazole in Cu,Zn-Superoxide Dismutase

    JI Hong-Fang; ZHANG Hong-Yu


    To investigate whether the proton-accepting ability of imidazole in Cu,Zn-superoxide dismutase (SOD) was possibly modulated by Zn(Ⅱ) or not, the proton affinity (Ap) of N3 in imidazole group was calculated by density functional theory (DFF) with B3LYP functional. It was found that Zn(Ⅱ) attenuates the Ap, because of its electron-withdrawing effect, while the three ligands connected with Zn(Ⅱ) (residues of two His and one Asp) exert an opposite effect, owing to their electron-donating ability. This finding suggested that the three ligands should play a role in the normal function of Cu,Zn-SOD and should be taken into consideration in the future study.

  6. Effect of chemical substituents on the structure of glassy diphenyl polycarbonates.

    Sulatha, M S; Natarajan, Upendra


    Polycarbonates offer a wide variety of physical property behavior that is difficult to predict due to complexities at the molecular scale. Here, the physical structure of amorphous glassy polycarbonates having aliphatic and cycloaliphatic chemical groups is explored through atomistic simulations. The influence of chemical structure on solubility parameter, torsion distributions, radial distribution function, scattering structure factor, orientation distributions of phenylene rings and carbonate groups, and free volume distributions, leading to interchain packing effects, are shown. The effect of the cyclohexyl ring at the isopropylidene carbon as compared to the effect of the methyl groups positioned on the phenylene rings results in a larger reduction in the solubility parameter (δ). The interchain distance estimated for polycarbonates in this work is in the range of 5-5.8 Å. The o-methyl groups on the phenylene rings, as compared to a cyclohexyl ring, lead to higher interchain distances. The highest interchain distance is observed with a trimethylcyclohexylidene group at the isopropylidene carbon. Atomistic simulations reveal two different types of packing arrangement of nearest-neighbor chains in the glassy state, one type of which agrees with the NMR experimental data. The fundamental insights provided here can be utilized for design of chemical structures for tailored macroscopic properties.

  7. PCM study of the solvent and substituent effects on bond dissociation energies of the C=NO bond

    Li, Xiao-Hong; Tang, Zheng-Xin; Yang, Xiang-Dong

    Quantum chemical calculations are used to estimate the equilibrium C=NO bond dissociation energies (BDEs) for eight X=NO molecule (X = CCl3, C6F5, CH3, CH3CH2, iC3H7, tC4H9, CH2CHCH2, and C6H5CH2). These compounds are studied by employing the hybrid density functional theory (B3LYP, B3PW91, B3P86) methods together with 6-31G** and 6-311G** basis sets and the complete basis set (CBS-QB3) method. The obtained results are compared with the available experimental results. It is demonstrated that B3P86/6-31G** and CBS-QB3 methods are accurate for computing the reliable BDEs for the X=NO molecule. Considering the inevitably computational cost of CBS-QB3 method and the reliability of the B3P86 calculations, B3P86 method with 6-31G** basis set may be more suitable to calculate the BDEs of the C=NO bond. The solvent effects on the BDEs of the C=NO bond are analyzed and it is shown that the C=NO BDEs in a vacuum computed by using B3PW91/6-311G** method are the closest to the computed values in acetontrile and the average solvent effect is 1.48 kcal/mol. Subsequently, the substituent effects of the BDEs of the C=NO bond are further analyzed and it is found that electron denoting group stabilizes the radical and as a result BDE decreases; whereas electron withdrawing group stabilizes the group state of the molecule and thus increases the BDE from the parent molecule.

  8. Conformational equilibrium of phenylacetic acid and its halogenated analogues through theoretical studies, NMR and IR spectroscopy

    Levandowski, Mariana N.; Rozada, Thiago C.; Melo, Ulisses Z.; Basso, Ernani A.; Fiorin, Barbara C.


    This paper presents a study on the conformational preferences of phenylacetic acid (PA) and its halogenated analogues (FPA, CPA, BPA). To clarify the effects that rule these molecules' behaviour, theoretical calculations were used, for both the isolated phase and solution, combined with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and infrared (IR) spectroscopy. Most conformations of phenylacetic acid and its halogenated derivatives are stabilized through the hyperconjugative effect, which rules the conformational preference. NMR analyses showed that even with the variation in medium polarity, there was no significant change in the conformation population. Infrared spectroscopy showed similar results for all compounds under study. In most spectra, two bands were found through the carbonyl deconvolution, which is in accordance with the theoretical data. It was possible to prove that variation in the nature of the substituent in the ortho position had no significant influence on the conformational equilibrium.

  9. Electronic substituent effects in bicyclo[1.1.1]pentane and [n]staffane derivatives: a quantum chemical study based on structural variation.

    Campanelli, Anna Rita; Domenicano, Aldo; Piacente, Giovanni; Ramondo, Fabio


    The transmission of electronic substituent effects through one or more bicyclo[1.1.1]pentane units has been investigated by ascertaining how a variable substituent at a bridgehead position perturbs the geometry of a phenyl group at the opposite end of the molecule. We have analyzed the molecular structures of many bicyclo[1.1.1]pentane and [n]staffane derivatives of general formula Ph-[C(CH(2))(3)C](n)-X (n = 1-5), as obtained from molecular orbital calculations at the HF/6-31G* and B3LYP/6-311++G** levels of theory. When n = 1, the structural variation of the benzene ring is controlled primarily by the long-range polar effect of X, with significant contributions from electronegativity and pi-transfer effects. The capability of the bicyclo[1.1.1]pentane framework to transmit these short-range effects originates from the rather high electron density inside the cage and the hyperconjugative interactions occurring between substituent and framework. A set of at least two bicyclo[1.1.1]pentane units appears to be necessary to remove most of the electronegativity and pi-transfer effects. In higher [n]staffanes (n >or= 3), the very small variation of the benzene ring geometry is controlled entirely by the long-range polar effect of X. With charged groups and for n >or= 2, the potential energy of the ring deformation decreases linearly with n(-3). In Ph-C(CH(2))(3)C-X molecules, the relatively large deformation of the bicyclo[1.1.1]pentane cage is determined primarily by the electronegativity of X, similar to the electronegativity distortion of the benzene ring in Ph-X molecules. Transfer of pi electrons from substituent to cage or vice versa also plays a role in determining the cage deformation.

  10. Substituent effect to prevent autoxidation and improve spectral stability in blue light-emitting polyfluorenes.

    Li, Jiu Yan; Ziegler, Andreas; Wegner, Gerhard


    A group of fluorene-based polymers, PF-1SOR and PF-2SOR, were synthesized and characterized as blue light-emitting materials. PF-1SOR and PF-2SOR displayed nematic liquid crystalline mesophase in films cast from solution. Compared with conventional polyfluorene, PF-1SOR and PF-2SOR display blue-shifted UV absorption and structureless blue fluorescence. The photoluminescence spectra of PF-1SOR and PF-2SOR were found insensitive against thermal treatment in air up to 200 degrees C and the blue electroluminescence in their light-emitting devices was independent of the driving voltage. Compared to the conventional polyfluorenes, the improved spectral stability of these polymers is attributed to the anti-oxidization effect of (3,5-di(tert-butyl)phenoxy)sulfonyl side groups attached to the backbone.

  11. Geometrical and substituent effects in conical intersections: Linking chemical structure and photoreactivity in polyenes

    Nenov, Artur; Vivie-Riedle, Regina de [Department of Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univerisitaet, Munich (Germany)


    The knowledge of the intersection space topography of electronic states is essential for deciphering and predicting photoinduced reactions. Michl and Bonacic-Koutecky developed a two-electron two-orbital model that allowed first systematic studies of the chemical origin of conical intersections in strongly polar systems. We generalize this approach to arbitrary functionalized and unfunctionalized polyene systems. For the extended model, a set of mathematical conditions for the formation of conical intersections are derived. These conditions are translated into geometrical motions and electronic effects, which help to explain and predict the structure and energetics of conical intersections. A three-step strategy for the conceptual search of conical intersections is outlined. Its universal validity is demonstrated using the textbook example cyclohexadiene and its functionalized derivative trifluoromethyl-indolylfulgide, a chromophore studied for possible application as a molecular switch.

  12. Geometrical and substituent effects in conical intersections: Linking chemical structure and photoreactivity in polyenes

    Nenov, Artur; de Vivie-Riedle, Regina


    The knowledge of the intersection space topography of electronic states is essential for deciphering and predicting photoinduced reactions. Michl and Bonac̆ić-Koutecký developed a two-electron two-orbital model that allowed first systematic studies of the chemical origin of conical intersections in strongly polar systems. We generalize this approach to arbitrary functionalized and unfunctionalized polyene systems. For the extended model, a set of mathematical conditions for the formation of conical intersections are derived. These conditions are translated into geometrical motions and electronic effects, which help to explain and predict the structure and energetics of conical intersections. A three-step strategy for the conceptual search of conical intersections is outlined. Its universal validity is demonstrated using the textbook example cyclohexadiene and its functionalized derivative trifluoromethyl-indolylfulgide, a chromophore studied for possible application as a molecular switch.

  13. Mesomeric Effects of Graphene Modified with Diazonium Salts: Substituent Type and Position Influence its Properties.

    Bouša, Daniel; Jankovský, Ondřej; Sedmidubský, David; Luxa, Jan; Šturala, Jiří; Pumera, Martin; Sofer, Zdeněk


    In the last decade, graphene and graphene derivatives have become some of the most intensively studied materials. Tuning of the electronic and electrochemical properties of graphene is of paramount importance. In this study, six diazonium-modified graphenes containing different functional groups according to the diazonium salt precursor were investigated. These diazonium moieties have a strong mesomeric (resonance) effect and act as either electron-donating or -withdrawing species. Different graphene precursors, such as thermally and chemically reduced graphenes were studied. All the products were characterized in detail by elemental combustion analysis, FTIR spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, high-resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and cyclic voltammetry. Resistivity and zeta potential measurements were consistent with theoretical (DFT) calculations. The results show that chemical modification of graphene by diazotation strongly influences its properties, creating a huge application potential in microelectronics, energy storage and conversion devices, and electrocatalysis.

  14. Substituent effects and pH profiles for stability constants of arylboronic acid diol esters.

    Martínez-Aguirre, Mayte A; Villamil-Ramos, Raul; Guerrero-Alvarez, Jorge A; Yatsimirsky, Anatoly K


    Stability constants of boronic acid diol esters in aqueous solution have been determined potentiometrically for a series of meta-, para-substituted phenylboronic acids and diols of variable acidity. The constants β(11-1) for reactions between neutral forms of reactants producing the anionic ester plus proton follow the Hammett equation with ρ depending on pKa of diol and varying from 2.0 for glucose to 1.29 for 4-nitrocatechol. Observed stability constants (K(obs)) measured by UV-vis and fluorometric titrations at variable pH for esters of 4,5-dihydroxy-1,3-benzenedisulfonate (Tiron) generally agree with those expected on the basis of β(11-1) values, but the direct fitting of K(obs) vs pH profiles gives shifted pKa values both for boronic acids and diol as a result of significant interdependence of fitting parameters. The subsituent effects on absorption and fluorescence spectra of Tiron arylboronate esters are characterized. The K(obs) for Tiron determined by (11)B NMR titrations are approximately 1 order of magnitude smaller than those determined by UV-vis titrations under identical conditions. A general equation, which makes possible an estimate of β(11-1) for any pair of boronic acid and diol from their pKa values, is proposed on the basis of established Brönsted-type correlation of Hammett parameters for β(11-1) with acidity of diols. The equation allows one to calculate stability constants expected only on basis of acid-base properties of the components, thus permitting more strict evaluation of contributions of additional factors such as steric or charge effects to the ester stability.

  15. Central atom/substituent effects onmagnetothermal properties of metal porphyrins in aqueous suspension

    Lomova, T.N., E-mail:; Korolev, V.V.; Zakharov, A.G.


    Highlights: • Magnetothermal properties of Mn/Ln(III) porphyrins were obtained by microcalorimetry. • (AcO)GdTPP shows giant magnetocaloric effect compared to La{sub 0.8}Ag{sub 0.15}MnO{sub 3}. • Mn porphyrins’ heat capacities depend on induction with a maximum at 0.25–0.35 T. • Dependences of MCE on molecules structure were determined for the first time. • We explored the prospects of using metal porphyrin magnetothermal properties for various applications. - Abstract: Magnetothermal properties of (X)Mn{sup III}P and (X)Ln{sup III}P, where X = chloro-, bromo-, acetate-ligand; Ln = Eu, Gd, Tm and P = (2,3,7,8,12,13,17,18-octaethylporphyrinato)-, (5,10,15,20-tetraphenylporphyrinato)- or (2,3,7,8,12,13,17, 18-octa-para-tert-butylphenyltetraazaporphyrinato)-ligand, as 6% water suspensions were determined by the microcalorimetric method at 298–353 K in a magnetic induction of 0–1.0 T. High-disperse complex particles were found to have paramagnetic properties. It was established that positive MCE increases with an increase in magnetic induction at all temperatures and decreases with an increase in temperature at all magnetic inductions; in the case of (Cl)GdTPP actually MCE does not depend on temperature. Dependences of specific heat capacity and that of the change in enthalpy and magnetic entropy of the studied complexes on magnetic induction were explored. The first of these dependencies has a maximum at 0.25–0.35 T at all temperatures. Heat capacity of the lanthanide complexes slightly increases with an increase in temperature; a magnetic component of heat capacity takes place only in (AcO)GdTPP at temperatures above 298 K. The regularities of the influence of central atom, acidoligand and a macrocycle composition in porphyrin complexes on their magnetothermal properties were established. Both a macrocycle composition in the case of manganese complexes and an acidoligand variation in the case of lanthanide complexes are bigger than the other

  16. Substituent effects on the electron affinities and ionization energies of tria-, penta-, and heptafulvenes: a computational investigation

    Dahlstrand, Christian; Yamazaki, Kaoru; Kilså, Kristine


    The extent of substituent influence on the vertical electron affinities (EAs) and ionization energies (IEs) of 43 substituted tria-, penta-, and heptafulvenes was examined computationally at the OVGF/6-311G(d)//B3LYP/6-311G(d) level of theory and compared with those of tetracyanoquinodimethane (T...

  17. Dramatic Substituent Effect on the CCL-catalyzed Kinetic Resolution of 1-Aryl-2,3-allenols

    XU, Dai-Wang(徐代旺); LI, Zu-Yi(李祖义); MA, Sheng-Ming(麻生明)


    Optically active 1-aryl-2,3-allenols were obtained via CCL-mediated kinetic resolution of the racemic allenols. The substitution pattern of the aromatic ring, regarding to both the type of the substituent and its position on the aromatic ring, was found to be critical for the kinetic resolution of 1-aryl-2,3-allenols.

  18. On the effect of donor and acceptor substituents on the behaviour of light-driven rotary molecular motors

    Pollard, Michael M.; Wesenhagen, Philana V.; Pijper, Dirk; Feringa, Ben L.


    Light-driven rotary molecular motors based on overcrowded alkenes can be substituted with electron-donating and electron-withdrawing substituents ( R = OMe, Cl and CN) in direct conjugation with the central double bond ( the axis of rotation) without having a significant influence on the rate-limiti

  19. Substituent effects on dynamics at conical intersections: Allene and methyl allenes

    Neville, Simon P. [Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa, 10 Marie Curie, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 (Canada); Wang, Yanmei [State Key Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance and Atomic and Molecular Physics, Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430071 (China); Boguslavskiy, Andrey E.; Stolow, Albert, E-mail: [Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa, 10 Marie Curie, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 (Canada); National Research Council of Canada, 100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6 (Canada); Department of Physics, University of Ottawa, 150 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa ON K1N 6N5 (Canada); Schuurman, Michael S., E-mail: [Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa, 10 Marie Curie, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 (Canada); National Research Council of Canada, 100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6 (Canada)


    carbon atoms of allene. The interplay between inertial and potential effects is a key to understanding these dynamical branching pathways. The good agreement between the simulated and measured TRPES confers additional confidence to the dynamical picture presented here.

  20. Transition states and energetics of nucleophilic additions of thiols to substituted α,β-unsaturated ketones: substituent effects involve enone stabilization, product branching, and solvation.

    Krenske, Elizabeth H; Petter, Russell C; Zhu, Zhendong; Houk, K N


    CBS-QB3 enthalpies of reaction have been computed for the conjugate additions of MeSH to six α,β-unsaturated ketones. Compared with addition to methyl vinyl ketone, the reaction becomes 1-3 kcal mol(-1) less exothermic when an α-Me, β-Me, or β-Ph substituent is present on the C=C bond. The lower exothermicity for the substituted enones occurs because the substituted reactant is stabilized more by hyperconjugation or conjugation than the product is stabilized by branching. Substituent effects on the activation energies for the rate-determining step of the thiol addition (reaction of the enone with MeS(-)) were also computed. Loss of reactant stabilization, and not steric hindrance, is the main factor responsible for controlling the relative activation energies in the gas phase. The substituent effects are further magnified in solution; in water (simulated by CPCM calculations), the addition of MeS(-) to an enone is disfavored by 2-6 kcal mol(-1) when one or two methyl groups are present on the C=C bond (ΔΔG(‡)). The use of CBS-QB3 gas-phase energies in conjunction with CPCM solvation corrections provides kinetic data in good agreement with experimental substituent effects. When the energetics of the thiol additions were calculated with several popular density functional theory and ab initio methods (B3LYP, MPW1PW91, B1B95, PBE0, B2PLYP, and MP2), some substantial inaccuracies were noted. However, M06-2X (with a large basis set), B2PLYP-D, and SCS-MP2 gave results within 1 kcal mol(-1) of the CBS-QB3 benchmark values.

  1. Effects of Halogen Ions on Phase Equilibrium of Methane Hydrate in Porous Media

    Yang, Mingjun; Song, Yongchen; Liu, Yu; Lam, Wei-Haur; Li, Qingping; Yu, Xichong


    The influences of halogen ions extracted from sodium fluoride, sodium chloride, sodium bromide, and sodium iodide and their concentrations on methane hydrate phase equilibrium conditions in porous media were investigated experimentally using an orthogonal test method at a pressure of 8 MPa. The experimental results showed that the equilibrium temperature of methane hydrate decreased when halogen ions were added. The equilibrium temperature decreased with the increase of halogen ion concentrations. The influence of the sources of the halogens ion to the methane hydrate equilibrium temperature were insensitive according to variance analysis, which could be explained by about the same mean ionic activity coefficient (a dimensionless coefficient relates the activity to a measured concentration) of sodium fluoride, sodium chloride, sodium bromide, and sodium iodide. The experimental measurements were also in close agreement with the thermodynamic model of Song et al. (J. Nat. Gas Chem. 19, 241 (2010)), in which the mechanical equilibrium of force between the interfaces in a hydrate-liquid-vapor system was considered.

  2. Solvent and Substituent Effects on the Kinetics of Thermolysis of cis-Fused 1,2,4-Trioxanes

    Charles W. Jefford


    Full Text Available The kinetics of the thermal decomposition reaction of cis-6-phenyl-5,6-(2-phenylpropyliden-3,3-pentamethylene-1,2,4-trioxacyclohexane (Ia were investigated in benzene and methanol solutions in the temperature and concentration ranges of 353.3 – 413.2 K and (1.1 – 13.1x10-3 M, respectively. First-order rate constant values were obtained for up to at least ca. 20% conversions of that cyclic peroxide. The activation parameter values for the initial unimolecular homolysis of that molecule, results supported by the effect of the addition of di-tert-butyl-p-cresol as a free radical scavenger, indicate a stepwise reaction mechanism which is in keeping with the reaction products analysis. The corresponding activation parameters for the reaction of Ia in methanol (ΔH# = 20.2 ± 0.6 kcal mol-1; ΔS# = 0.1 ± 1.6 cal mol-1 K-1; ΔG# = 20.2 ± 0.6 kcal mol-1 and in benzene (ΔH# = 15.4 ± 0.2 kcal mol-1; ΔS# = -13.2 ± 0.5 cal mol-1 K-1; ΔG# = 20.5 ± 0.2 kcal mol-1 solutions are compared with values obtained for cis-6-phenyl-5,6-(2-phenylpropyliden-3,3-tetramethylene-1,2,4-trioxacyclohexane (Ib thermolysis in the same solvents. The thermolysis kinetics of Ia are less sensitive to solvent changes compared to the behaviour already reported for the analogous reactions of Ib. Because both molecules in solution are flexible structures due to their configurations, the relatively small solvent effect found on the former trioxane reaction is attributed to the extent of the chain of methylene groups attached on C-3 of the corresponding molecular rings. Furthermore, the pertinent substituent effect on the peroxidic bond strength of those molecules in solution was evaluated.

  3. Halogen-bonding-triggered supramolecular gel formation.

    Meazza, Lorenzo; Foster, Jonathan A; Fucke, Katharina; Metrangolo, Pierangelo; Resnati, Giuseppe; Steed, Jonathan W


    Supramolecular gels are topical soft materials involving the reversible formation of fibrous aggregates using non-covalent interactions. There is significant interest in controlling the properties of such materials by the formation of multicomponent systems, which exhibit non-additive properties emerging from interaction of the components. The use of hydrogen bonding to assemble supramolecular gels in organic solvents is well established. In contrast, the use of halogen bonding to trigger supramolecular gel formation in a two-component gel ('co-gel') is essentially unexplored, and forms the basis for this study. Here, we show that halogen bonding between a pyridyl substituent in a bis(pyridyl urea) and 1,4-diiodotetrafluorobenzene brings about gelation, even in polar media such as aqueous methanol and aqueous dimethylsulfoxide. This demonstrates that halogen bonding is sufficiently strong to interfere with competing gel-inhibitory interactions and create a 'tipping point' in gel assembly. Using this concept, we have prepared a halogen bond donor bis(urea) gelator that forms co-gels with halogen bond acceptors.

  4. Dramatic effects of halogen substitution and solvent on the rates and mechanisms of nucleophilic substitution reactions of aziridines.

    Banks, Harold D


    In a previous study we reported that fluorine substitution at the carbon positions of aziridine results in profound enhancements of the rate of reaction with ammonia, a typical nucleophile, in the gas phase. In this study the investigation is extended to include chloro- and bromoaziridines. Because syntheses are largely performed in the condensed phase, the present computational investigation [(MP2(Full)/6-311++G(d,p)//MP2(Full)/6-31+G(d) level] was conducted with three typical solvents that cover a wide range of polarity: THF, CH3CN, and H2O. Nucleophiles can react with haloaziridines 1 by displacing a substituted amide ion by means of an SN2 mechanism (pathway a), producing 1,2-diaminohaloethanes (from the initially formed dipolar species 2). Alternatively, a rearrangement mechanism involving rate-determining departure of a halide ion (pathway b) to form an imidoyl halide, 3, is possible. Transition-state theory was used to compute relative reaction rates of these mechanistic possibilities and to assess the role of the halogen substituents and the reaction solvent. Gas-phase results provided the basis of mechanistic insights that were more apparent in the absence of intermolecular interactions. Fluoroaziridines were found to react at accelerated rates relative to aziridine exclusively by means of the a Menshutkin-type mechanism (SN2) in each solvent tested, while the reactions of the chloro- and bromoaziridines could be directed toward 2 in the highly nonpolar solvent, cyclohexane, or toward 3 in the more polar solvents. An assessment is made of the feasibility of using this chemistry of the haloazirdines in the synthetic laboratory.

  5. Structures and properties of molecular torsion balances to decipher the nature of substituent effects on the aromatic edge-to-face interaction.

    Gardarsson, Haraldur; Schweizer, W Bernd; Trapp, Nils; Diederich, François


    Various recent computational studies initiated this systematic re-investigation of substituent effects on aromatic edge-to-face interactions. Five series of Tröger base derived molecular torsion balances (MTBs), initially introduced by Wilcox and co-workers, showing an aromatic edge-to-face interaction in the folded, but not in the unfolded form, were synthesized. A fluorine atom or a trifluoromethyl group was introduced onto the edge ring in ortho-, meta-, and para-positions to the C-H group interacting with the face component. The substituents on the face component were varied from electron-donating to electron-withdrawing. Extensive X-ray crystallographic data allowed for a discussion on the conformational behavior of the torsional balances in the solid state. While most systems adopt the folded conformation, some were found to form supramolecular intercalative dimers, lacking the intramolecular edge-to-face interaction, which is compensated by the gain of aromatic π-stacking interactions between four aryl rings of the two molecular components. This dimerization does not take place in solution. The folding free enthalpy ΔG(fold) of all torsion balances was determined by (1)H NMR measurements by using 10 mM solutions of samples in CDCl3 and C6D6. Only the ΔG(fold) values of balances bearing an edge-ring substituent in ortho-position to the interacting C-H show a steep linear correlation with the Hammett parameter (σ(meta)) of the face-component substituent. Thermodynamic analysis using van't Hoff plots revealed that the interaction is enthalpy-driven. The ΔG(fold) values of the balances, in addition to partial charge calculations, suggest that increasing the polarization of the interacting C-H group makes a favorable contribution to the edge-to-face interaction. The largest contribution, however, seems to originate from local direct interactions between the substituent in ortho-position to the edge-ring C-H and the substituted face ring.

  6. Effect of intercalator substituent and nucleotide sequence on the stability of DNA- and RNA-naphthalimide complexes.

    Johnson, Charles A; Hudson, Graham A; Hardebeck, Laura K E; Jolley, Elizabeth A; Ren, Yi; Lewis, Michael; Znosko, Brent M


    DNA intercalators are commonly used as anti-cancer and anti-tumor agents. As a result, it is imperative to understand how changes in intercalator structure affect binding affinity to DNA. Amonafide and mitonafide, two naphthalimide derivatives that are active against HeLa and KB cells in vitro, were previously shown to intercalate into DNA. Here, a systematic study was undertaken to change the 3-substituent on the aromatic intercalator 1,8-naphthalimide to determine how 11 different functional groups with a variety of physical and electronic properties affect binding of the naphthalimide to DNA and RNA duplexes of different sequence compositions and lengths. Wavelength scans, NMR titrations, and circular dichroism were used to investigate the binding mode of 1,8-naphthalimide derivatives to short synthetic DNA. Optical melting experiments were used to measure the change in melting temperature of the DNA and RNA duplexes due to intercalation, which ranged from 0 to 19.4°C. Thermal stabilities were affected by changing the substituent, and several patterns and idiosyncrasies were identified. By systematically varying the 3-substituent, the binding strength of the same derivative to various DNA and RNA duplexes was compared. The binding strength of different derivatives to the same DNA and RNA sequences was also compared. The results of these comparisons shed light on the complexities of site specificity and binding strength in DNA-intercalator complexes. For example, the consequences of adding a 5'-TpG-3' or 5'-GpT-3' step to a duplex is dependent on the sequence composition of the duplex. When added to a poly-AT duplex, naphthalimide binding was enhanced by 5.6-11.5°C, but when added to a poly-GC duplex, naphthalimide binding was diminished by 3.2-6.9°C. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. Biocatalytic resolution of benzyl glycidyl ether and its derivates by Talaromyces flavus: effect of phenyl ring substituents on enantioselectivity.

    Wei, Chun; Chen, Yunyun; Shen, Honglei; Wang, Shan; Chen, Lin; Zhu, Qing


    Talaromyces flavus containing a constitutive epoxide hydrolase (EH) resolved racemic benzyl glycidyl ether and nine derivatives into their (R)-enantiomers. After optimization of the fermentation conditions, the specific EH activity and biomass concentration were improved from 13.5 U/g DCW and 14.8 g DCW/l to 26.2 U/g DCW and 31.3 g DCW/l, respectively, with final values for e.e. ( s ) of 96 % and E of 13 with (R)-benzyl glycidyl ether. Substituents on the phenyl ring, however, gave low enantioselectivities.

  8. Halogenation of microcapsule walls

    Davis, T. R.; Schaab, C. K.; Scott, J. C.


    Procedure for halogenation of confining walls of both gelatin and gelatin-phenolic resin capsules is similar to that used for microencapsulation. Ten percent halogen content renders capsule wall nonburning; any higher content enhances flame-retardant properties of selected internal phase material. Halogenation decreases permeability of wall material to encapsulated materials.

  9. Copper-free monomeric and dendritic palladium catalysts for the Sonogashira reaction: substituent effects, synthetic applications, and the recovery and re-use of the catalysts.

    Heuzé, Karine; Méry, Denise; Gauss, Dominique; Blais, Jean-Claude; Astruc, Didier


    A series of bis(tert-butylphosphine)- and bis(cyclohexylphosphine)-functionalized Pd(II) monomers and polyamino (DAB) dendritic catalysts were synthesized and investigated for Sonogashira carbon-carbon coupling reactions in a copper-free procedure. The influence of phosphine substituents (tBu versus Cy) on the reaction kinetics was investigated by a GPC technique to monitor the reactions. The dendritic catalysts containing the cyclohexylphosphine ligands could be recovered and reused without loss of efficiency until the fifth cycle. The dendritic Pd(II) catalysts show a negative dendritic effect, that is, the catalyst efficiency decreases as the dendrimer generation increases.

  10. The methyl- and aza-substituent effects on nonradiative decay mechanisms of uracil in water: a transient absorption study in the UV region.

    Hua, XinZhong; Hua, LinQiang; Liu, XiaoJun


    The nonradiative decay dynamics of photo-excited uracil (Ura) and its derivatives, i.e., thymine (5-methyluracil, Thy), 6-methyluracil (6-MU) and 6-azauracil (6-AU) in water, has been studied using a femtosecond transient absorption method. The molecules are populated in the lowest (1)ππ* state by a pump pulse at 266 nm, and a broadband continuum in the deep UV region is then employed as the probe. The extension of the continuous UV probe down to 250 nm enables us to investigate comprehensively the population dynamics of the ground states for those molecules and to uncover the substituent effects on nonradiative decay dynamics of uracil. Vibrational cooling in the ground states of Ura, Thy and 6-MU has been directly observed for the first time, providing solid evidence of the ultrafast (1)ππ* → S0 decay. In combination with the ground state bleaching signals, it is consolidated that their lowest (1)ππ* state decays via two parallel pathways, i.e., (1)ππ* → S0 and (1)ππ* → (1)nπ*. Moreover, the contribution of the (1)ππ* → (1)nπ* channel is found to be much smaller for Thy or 6-MU than for Ura. Different from methyl-substitution, the initial (1)ππ* state of the aza-substituent 6-AU decays primarily to the (1)nπ* state, while the (1)ππ* → S0 channel can be negligible. Our study provides a comprehensive understanding of the substituent effects on the excited-state dynamics of uracil in water.

  11. Effects of halogenated aromatics/aliphatics and nitrogen(N)-heterocyclic aromatics on estimating the persistence of future pharmaceutical compounds using a modified QSAR model.

    Lim, Seung Joo; Fox, Peter


    The effects of halogenated aromatics/aliphatics and nitrogen(N)-heterocyclic aromatics on estimating the persistence of future pharmaceutical compounds were investigated using a modified half life equation. The potential future pharmaceutical compounds investigated were approximately 2000 pharmaceutical drugs currently undergoing the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) testing. EPI Suite (BIOWIN) model estimates the fates of compounds based on the biodegradability under aerobic conditions. While BIOWIN considered the biodegradability of a compound only, the half life equation used in this study was modified by biodegradability, sorption and cometabolic oxidation. It was possible that the potential future pharmaceutical compounds were more accurately estimated using the modified half life equation. The modified half life equation considered sorption and cometabolic oxidation of halogenated aromatic/aliphatics and nitrogen(N)-heterocyclic aromatics in the sub-surface, while EPI Suite (BIOWIN) did not. Halogenated aliphatics in chemicals were more persistent than halogenated aromatics in the sub-surface. In addition, in the sub-surface environment, the fates of organic chemicals were much more affected by halogenation in chemicals than by nitrogen(N)-heterocyclic aromatics.

  12. An improved understanding of the reaction of bis(bromomethyl)quinoxaline 1-N-oxides with amines using substituent effects.

    Evans, Kathryn M; Slawin, Alexandra M Z; Lebl, Tomas; Philp, Douglas; Westwood, Nicholas J


    The reaction of bis(bromomethyl)quinoxaline N-oxides with amines is interesting from a reaction mechanism perspective and due to the reported biological activity of compounds in this general class. The complex mechanism of this reaction (particularly in the case of primary amines) is complicated further when C6 or C7 substituted mono-N-oxides are considered. In this study, the synthesis and subsequent characterization of a series of 2,3-bis(bromomethyl)quinoxaline 1-N-oxides is reported. Experimental and computational evidence is used to show that the observed product ratios from the reaction with diethylamine reflect the influence of both the C6/C7 substituent and the N-oxide functional group on the initial nucleophilic substitution reaction.

  13. Effect of halogen light in fetal stimulation for fetal well-being assessment.

    Thanaboonyawat, Isarin; Wataganara, Tuangsit; Boriboonhiransarn, Dittakarn; Viboonchart, Sommai; Tontisirin, Pornpen


    To evaluate the shortening of the time of nonstress test (NST) by using transabdominal fetal stimulation with halogen light. Experimental research. The authors enrolled 176 pregnant women between 32 and 42 weeks of gestation indicated for NST at the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. They were randomly assigned to receive either NST (control) or halogen light stimulation test (LST). The stimulation was performed at the beginning of the test and repeated every 10 minutes until reassuring fetal heart rate (FHR) acceleration was achieved, or up to 3 times. All tracings were interpreted blindly by one investigator at the end of the tests. The mean (+/- SD) duration from starting the test to the first FHR acceleration was not significantly different between the control group and the LST group (5.6 +/- 7.2 and 5.4 +/- 5.2 minutes, respectively). The average testing time (+/- SD) to achieved reactivity was 10.5 +/- 8.8 minutes in the controls and 9.6 +/- 6.7 minutes in the LST group. This was not statistically different. The incidence of nonreactive tests was not significantly different between the LST and the controls (15.9% and 11.4%, respectively). Among the LST subjects, term fetuses and women with BMI stimulation did not shorten the duration of NST in the presented population. However, the presented data suggests that the fetus at term could respond to visual stimulation, especially when the gestational age is more advanced.

  14. Lanthanide dinuclear complexes constructed from mixed oxygen-donor ligands: the effect of substituent positions of the neutral ligand on the magnetic dynamics in Dy analogues.

    Zhu, Wen-Hua; Li, Shan; Gao, Chen; Xiong, Xia; Zhang, Yan; Liu, Li; Powell, Annie K; Gao, Song


    Two series of lanthanide dinuclear complexes with the general formulae, [Ln(n-PNO)(Bza)3(H2O)] {Bza = benzoic acid; n = 3, n-PNO = 3-picoline N-oxide, Dy(1) and Er(2); and n = 4, n-PNO = 4-picoline N-oxide, Nd(3), Eu(4), Gd(5), Tb(6), Dy(7), Er(8) and Y(9)} have been successfully synthesized by the hydrothermal method. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction experiments illustrate that the two series of compounds possess similar carboxylic ligand-bridged dinuclear structure and coordination geometry around the lanthanide ions despite the different methyl-substituent positions on the neutral ligand. Comparative studies of the Dy analogues in the static-field measurements reveal only a little difference with a small butterfly-shaped opening for complex 1 and a close hysteresis loop for 7 at 2.0 K. However, systematic investigations of the alternating-current (ac) measurements indicate that the different substituent positions of the picoline N-oxide ligand have a significant effect on the magnetic relaxation dynamics. A more substantial suppression of the quantum tunnelling of magnetization (QTM) effect and pronounced slow magnetic relaxation were observed in complex 7 as compared to 1 under both zero and a 1 kOe static field.

  15. The effect of substituents on the surface modification of anatase nanoparticles with catecholate-type ligands: a combined DFT and experimental study.

    Savić, Tatjana D; Čomor, Mirjana I; Nedeljković, Jovan M; Veljković, Dušan Ž; Zarić, Snežana D; Rakić, Vesna M; Janković, Ivana A


    The surface modification of nanocrystalline TiO2 particles (45 Å) with catecholate-type ligands having different electron donating/electron withdrawing substituent groups, specifically 3-methylcatechol, 4-methylcatechol, 3-methoxycatechol, 3,4-dihydroxybenzaldehyde and 4-nitrocatechol, was found to alter the optical properties of nanoparticles in a similar way to catechol. The formation of the inner-sphere charge-transfer (CT) complexes results in a red shift of the semiconductor absorption compared to unmodified nanocrystallites and a reduction of the effective band gap, being slightly less pronounced in the case of electron withdrawing substituents. The investigated ligands have the optimal geometry for binding to surface Ti atoms, resulting in ring coordination complexes of the catecholate type (binuclear bidentate binding-bridging) thus restoring six-coordinated octahedral geometry of surface Ti atoms. From the absorption measurements (Benesi-Hildebrand plot), the stability constants in methanol/water = 90/10 solutions at pH 2 in the order of 10(3) M(-1) have been determined. The binding structures were investigated by using FTIR spectroscopy. Thermal stability of CT-complexes was investigated by using TG/DSC/MS analysis. Quantum chemical calculations on model systems using density functional theory (DFT) were performed to obtain the vibrational frequencies of charge transfer complexes, and the calculated values were compared with the experimental data.

  16. The effects of α- and β-amino substituents of phthalocyanine on photophysical and nonlinear optical properties of graphene oxide-tetraamino zinc(II) phthalocyanine hybrids

    Jiang, Enjing; He, Chunying; Xiao, Xiangwu; Dong, Yongli; Gao, Yachen; Chen, Zhimin; Wu, Yiqun; Song, Weina


    Two kinds of metameric tetra-amino-phthalocyanine zinc (ZnTAPc) bearing peripherally and non-peripherally substituent groups connected to graphene oxide (GO) has been synthesized via covalent functionalized reaction. A series of characterizations including X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectra, Raman spectra, thermogravimetric analysis and ultraviolet-visible absorption confirm that the two kinds of ZnTAPc are grafted onto the GO nanosheets successfully. The fluorescence spectra show strong fluorescence quenching by the photo-induced electron transfer (PET) process between ZnTAPc moieties and GO nanosheets, and the possibility of the PET process has been further proved using the thermodynamic method. The nonlinear optical (NLO) properties of the two kinds of hybrid material were investigated using the Z-scan technique at the wavelength of 532 nm in the nanosecond scale. The GO-β-ZnTAPc hybrid possesses much stronger nonlinear absorption effect than GO-α-ZnTAPc hybrid, showing that the position of substituent have a significant influence on the NLO properties of aforementioned hybrids.

  17. The halogen effect for Ni-base alloys - A new method for increasing the oxidation protection at high temperatures

    Zschau, Hans-Eberhard; Renusch, Daniel; Masset, Patrick J.; Schütze, Michael


    A new method for oxidation protection of Ni-base alloys is presented. The method is based on the halogen effect. Thermodynamic calculations show the preferred formation of gaseous Al-halogenides within a certain region of fluorine partial pressures. Ion implantation has been chosen for fluorine treatment. The implantation parameters are defined by using the T-DYN simulation software. Based on these results fluorine implantations of the Ni-base alloy IN 738 are performed to meet the required fluorine content near the surface. The fluorine depth profiles are analyzed by using the PIGE-technique. After oxidation at 1050 °C a dense protecting external alumina scale is formed on the surface.

  18. Cu(II) bis(thiosemicarbazone) radiopharmaceutical binding to serum albumin: further definition of species dependence and associated substituent effects

    Basken, Nathan E. [Division of Nuclear Pharmacy, Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (United States); Green, Mark A. [Division of Nuclear Pharmacy, Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (United States)], E-mail:


    Introduction: The pyruvaldehyde bis(N{sup 4}-methylthiosemicarbazonato)copper(II) (Cu-PTSM) and diacetyl bis(N{sup 4}-methylthiosemicarbazonato)copper(II) (Cu-ATSM) radiopharmaceuticals exhibit strong, species-dependent binding to the IIA site of human serum albumin (HSA), while the related ethylglyoxal bis(thiosemicarbazonato)copper(II) (Cu-ETS) radiopharmaceutical appears to exhibit only nonspecific binding to HSA and animal serum albumins. Methods: To further probe the structural basis for the species dependence of this albumin binding interaction, we examined protein binding of these three radiopharmaceuticals in solutions of albumin and/or serum from a broader array of mammalian species (rat, sheep, donkey, rabbit, cow, pig, dog, baboon, mouse, cat and elephant). We also evaluated the albumin binding of several copper(II) bis(thiosemicarbazone) chelates offering more diverse substitution of the ligand backbone. Results: Cu-PTSM and Cu-ATSM exhibit a strong interaction with HSA that is not apparent with the albumins of other species, while the binding of Cu-ETS to albumin is much less species dependent. The strong interaction of Cu-PTSM with HSA does not appear to simply correlate with variation, relative to the animal albumins, of a single amino acid lining HSA's IIA site. Those agents that selectively interact with HSA share the common feature of only methyl or hydrogen substitution at the carbon atoms of the diimine fragment of the ligand backbone. Conclusions: The interspecies variations in albumin binding of Cu-PTSM and Cu-ATSM are not simply explained by unique amino acid substitutions in the IIA binding pocket of the serum albumins. However, the specific affinity for this region of HSA is disrupted when substituents bulkier than a methyl group appear on the imine carbons of the copper bis(thiosemicarbazone) chelate.

  19. Three novel photoisomeric compounds of the 4-acyl pyrazolone derivants: Crystal structures and substituent effects on photo-isomerism in solid state


    Three new photoisomeric compounds: 1,3-diphenyl-4-benzal-5-pyrazolone 4-methylthiosemicarbazone (DPBP-MTSC), 1,3-diphenyl-4-(4′-methylbenzal)-5-pyrazolone 4-methylthiosemicarbazone (DP4MBP- MTSC), and 1,3-diphenyl-4-(4′-bromobenzal)-5-pyrazolone 4-methylthiosemicarbazone (DP4BrBP-MTSC) were synthesized by direct condensation of pyrazolones and 4-methylthiosemicarbazone. Their struc- tures were confirmed using 1H NMR, IR, elemental analyses, and X-ray crystallographic analyses. The photoisomeric properties in the solid state were studied under UV light irradiation and the photo- isomerization phenomena were interpreted by the double proton-transfer mechanism. Moreover, the effects of different substituent groups at the 4-position of the benzal in the three compounds on the photoisomeric properties were discussed.

  20. Three novel photoisomeric compounds of the 4-acyl pyrazolone derivants: Crystal structures and substituent effects on photo-isomerism in solid state

    WANG JunHua; LIU Lang; LIU GuangFei; GUO JiXi; JIA DianZeng


    Three new photoisomeric compounds: 1,3-diphenyl-4-benzal-5-pyrazolone 4-methylthiosemicarbazone (DPBP-MTSC), 1,3-diphenyl-4-(4'-methylbenzal)-5-pyrazolone 4-methylthiosemicarbazone (DP4MBP-MTSC), and 1,3-diphenyl-4-(4'-bromobenzal)-5-pyrazolone 4-methylthiosemicarbazone (DP4BrBP-MTSC) were synthesized by direct condensation of pyrazolones and 4-methylthiosemicarbazone. Their struc-tures were confirmed using 1H NMR, IR, elemental analyses, and X-ray crystallographic analyses. The photoisomeric properties in the solid state were studied under UV light irradiation and the photo-isomerization phenomena were interpreted by the double proton-transfer mechanism. Moreover, the effects of different substituent groups at the 4-position of the benzal in the three compounds on the photoisomeric properties were discussed.

  1. A joint structural, kinetic, and thermodynamic investigation of substituent effects on host-guest complexation of bicyclic azoalkanes by beta-cyclodextrin.

    Zhang, Xiangyang; Gramlich, Gabriela; Wang, Xiaojuan; Nau, Werner M


    Derivatives of the azoalkane 2,3-diazabicyclo[2,2,2]oct-2-ene (1a) with bridgehead 1,4-dialkyl (1b), 1,4-dichloro (1c), 1-hydroxymethyl (1d), 1-aminomethyl (1e), and 1-ammoniummethyl (1f) substituents form host-guest inclusion complexes with beta-cyclodextrin. They were employed as probes to assess substituent effects on the kinetics and thermodynamics of this complexation by using time-resolved and steady-state fluorimetry, UV spectrophotometry, induced circular dichroism (ICD) measurements, and (1)H NMR spectroscopy. The kinetic analysis based on quenching of the long-lived fluorescence of the azoalkanes by addition of host provided excited-state association rate constants between 2.6 x 10(8) and 7.0 x 10(8) M(-)(1) s(-)(1). The binding constants for 1a (1100 M(-1)), 1b (900 M(-1)), 1c (1900 M(-1)), 1d (180 M(-1)), 1e (250 M(-1)), and 1f (ca. 20 M(-1)) were obtained by UV, NMR, and ICD titrations. A positive ICD signal of the azo absorption around 370 nm was observed for the beta-cyclodextrin complexes of 1a, 1d, and 1f with the intensity order 1a > 1d approximately 1f, and a negative signal was measured for those of 1b, 1c, and 1e with the intensity order 1c complexes, in particular the relative orientation of the guest in the host (co-conformation).

  2. Effects of alkyl chain length and substituent pattern of fullerene bis-adducts on film structures and photovoltaic properties of bulk heterojunction solar cells.

    Tao, Ran; Umeyama, Tomokazu; Kurotobi, Kei; Imahori, Hiroshi


    A series of alkoxycarbonyl-substituted dihydronaphthyl-based [60]fullerene bis-adduct derivatives (denoted as C2BA, C4BA, and C6BA with the alkyl chain of ethyl, n-butyl, and n-hexyl, respectively) have been synthesized to investigate the effects of alkyl chain length and substituent pattern of fullerene bis-adducts on the film structures and photovoltaic properties of bulk heterojunction polymer solar cells. The shorter alkyl chain length caused lower solubility of the fullerene bis-adducts (C6BA > C4BA > C2BA), thereby resulting in the increased separation difficulty of respective bis-adduct isomers. The device performance based on poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and the fullerene bis-adduct regioisomer mixtures was enhanced by shortening the alkyl chain length. When using the regioisomerically separated fullerene bis-adducts, the devices based on trans-2 and a mixture of trans-4 and e of C4BA exhibited the highest power conversion efficiencies of ca. 2.4%, which are considerably higher than those of the C6BA counterparts (ca. 1.4%) and the C4BA regioisomer mixture (1.10%). The film morphologies as well as electron mobilities of the P3HT:bis-adduct blend films were found to affect the photovoltaic properties considerably. These results reveal that the alkyl chain length and substituent pattern of fullerene bis-adducts significantly influence the photovoltaic properties as well as the film structures of bulk heterojunction solar cells.

  3. Photophysical properties and computational investigation on substituent effects on the structural and electronic properties of 3,6-di(thiophene-2-yl)-carbazole-based derivatives

    Sriyab, Suwannee; Gleeson, Matthew Paul; Hannongbua, Supa; Suramitr, Songwut


    A series of 3,6-carbazole-based derivatives, 3,6-CzTh-(1), 3,6-CzTh-(2), 3,6-CzTh-(3) and 3,6-CzTh-(4), were synthesized to investigate the influence of structural distortion on intramolecular charge transfer (ICT) complexation between the conjugation components and carbazole core unit of the 3,6-carbazole-based derivatives. The 3,6-carbazole-based derivatives were synthesized and analysed using UV-Visible, photoluminescence spectroscopy and DFT calculations. The electron-donating substituents on the carbazole core unit, which was linked by formyl and acetyl at the 3,6-positions of the carbazole core so as to directly involve the electron-donating edge substituents in backbone, exhibited conjugation breaks in the middle of the carbazole core units. The break lead to a planar structure with an extraordinary ability to stabilize on the excited state resulting in a strong fluorescence quantum yield (Vfluo ≈ 0.6-0.7). The results of the Time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) calculations were in agreement with the experimental results, and indicated that the low fluorescence of 3,6-CzTh-(1) and 3,6-CzTh-(2) is derived not only from intersystem crossing but also from internal conversion due to the proximity effect; this inference was also supported by the measurements of the photoluminescence spectra at low temperatures. In addition, factors leading efficiently to non-radiative processes were shown to be absent in 3,6-CzTh-(3) and 3,6-CzTh-(4). This work deepens our understanding of 3,6-di(thiophen-2-yl)-carbazole-based derivatives and provides insight into the future design of novel materials for improved fluorescence efficiencies and optoelectronic devices.

  4. Substituent effect on the molecular stability,group interaction,detonation performance,and thermolysis mechanism of nitroamino-substituted cyclopentanes and cyclohexanes


    Density functional theory (DFT) method has been employed to study the effect of nitroamino group as a substituent in cyclopentane and cyclohexane, which usually construct the polycyclic or caged nitra-mines. Molecular structures were investigated at the B3LYP/6-31G** level, and isodesmic reactions were designed for calculating the group interactions. The results show that the group interactions ac-cord with the group additivity, increasing with the increasing number of nitroamino groups. The dis-tance between substituents influences the interactions. Detonation performances were evaluated by the Kamlet-Jacobs equations based on the predicted densities and heats of formation, while thermal stability and pyrolysis mechanism were studied by the computations of bond dissociation energy (BDE). It is found that the contributions of nitroamino groups to the detonation heat, detonation velocity, detonation pressure, and stability all deviate from the group additivity. Only 3a, 3b, and 9a-9c may be novel potential candidates of high energy density materials (HEDMs) according to the quantitative cri-teria of HEDM (ρ≈ 1.9 g/cm3, D ≈ 9.0 km/s, P ≈ 40.0 GPa). Stability decreases with the increasing number of N-NO2 groups, and homolysis of N-NO2 bond is the initial step in the thermolysis of the title com-pounds. Coupled with the demand of thermal stability (BDE > 20 kcal/mol), only 1,2,4-trinitrotriazacy-clohexane and 1,2,4,5-tetranitrotetraazacyclohexane are suggested as feasible energetic materials. These results may provide basic information for the molecular design of HEDMs.

  5. Effect of bulky substituents on thiopyrylium polymethine aggregation in the solid state: A theoretical evaluation of the implications for all-optical switching applications

    Gieseking, Rebecca L.


    Polymethine dyes in dilute solutions display many of the optical properties required for all-optical switching applications. However, in thin films, aggregation and polymethine-counterion interactions can substantially modify their properties and limit their utility. Here, we examine the impact of a series of bulky substituents on the solid-state molecular packing of thiopyrylium polymethines by using a theoretical approach combining molecular-dynamics simulations and quantum-chemical calculations. Importantly, it is found that the positions of the substituents near the center and/or ends of the dye determine the extent to which aggregation is reduced; in particular, substituents near the polymethine center primarily modify the type of aggregation that is observed, while substituents near the polymethine ends reduce aggregation and aid in maintaining solution-like properties in the solid state. Our theoretical study elucidates relationships between molecular structure and bulk optical properties and provides design guidelines for all-optical switching materials.


    Asaad Rehman Saeed Al-Hilphy


    Full Text Available The halogen drying characteristics of strawberry (Fragaria ananassa Duch slices were investigated. Drying experiments were carried out a three different drying temperatures (60, 70 and 80°C. The effect of drying temperature on the drying rate, drying coefficient, efficiency, effective diffusivity of the strawberry and antioxidant activity were evaluated. The best model for describing the halogen drying process was chosen by fitting nine commonly used drying models. The effective moisture diffusivity and activation energy were calculated using an infinite series solution of Fick’s diffusion equation. The results showed that increasing drying temperature accelerate the halogen drying process. As well as, increasing of drying rate, drying rate constant, drying coefficient and effective diffusivity. All drying experiments had only falling rate period. The goodness of fit tests indicated that the proposed modified page model gave the best fit to experimental results at 70 and 80°C, but page model gave the best fit to experiment results at temperature of 60°C. The effective diffusivity varied from 7.53×10-9 -2.52×10-8 m2/sec. Effective diffusivity was satisfactorily by an Arrhenius type relationship with activation energy with in 60-80°C temperature range. The ability of reducing power of the ferrous ion can taken as an indicator for the ability or antioxidant power for strawberry extracted.

  7. Theoretical study of substituent effect on the charge mobility of 2,5-bis(trialkylsilylethynyl)-1,1,3,4-tetraphenylsiloles

    LAM; Jacky; Wing; Yip


    The theoretical calculation of the charge mobility of 2,5-bis(trialkylsilylethynyl)-1,1,3,4-tetraphenylsiloles is presented.B3LYP/6-31* calculations demonstrated that these silole molecules possessed large coupling matrix elements and reorganization energies for electron and hole transfers and high electron mobilities.The bulkiness of the trialkyl substituents influenced the charge mobility of the silole molecules,with the smaller trimethyl group imparting higher charge mobility than triethyl and triisopropyl substituents.

  8. Halogenated fatty acids

    Mu, Huiling; Sundin, Peter; Wesén, Clas


    Halogenated fatty acids are the major contributors to organohalogen compounds in lipids of marine mammals, fish, and bivalves. For the initial characterization of these recently noticed compounds, a determination of the halogen concentration has usually been combined with some lipid isolation...... and separation method. This review covers separation by solid phase chromatography, gel permeation chromatography, and liquid-liquid extraction, followed by halogen determination. All studies performed according to this outline have indicated that the major organohalogen compounds are chlorinated fatty acids...... bound in different lipids. For the detection and identification of individual, halogenated fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) liberated from the lipids, gas chromatography (GC) has been employed together with detection methods such as electron capture detection, electrolytic conductivity detection (ELCD...

  9. Halogens in the atmosphere

    Cicerone, R. J.


    Atmospheric halogen measurement data are presented for: (1) inorganic and organic gaseous compounds of chlorine, fluorine, bromine and iodine; and (2) chloride, fluoride, bromide and iodine in particulate form and in precipitation. The roles that these data and other, unavailable data play in the determination of the global cycles of the halogens are discussed. It is found that the speciation of the halogen gases in the troposphere is uncertain, with the only inorganic species detected by species-specific methods being HC1 and SF6. It is shown that heterogeneous reactions, both gas-to-particle and particle-to-gas processes, precipitation removal, and sea-salt aerosol generation and fractionation processes, need quantitative investigation to allow progress in estimating halogen sources and sinks. Where practical, quantitative comparisons are made between measured and predicted concentrations.

  10. Halogens in the atmosphere

    Cicerone, R. J.


    Atmospheric halogen measurement data are presented for: (1) inorganic and organic gaseous compounds of chlorine, fluorine, bromine and iodine; and (2) chloride, fluoride, bromide and iodine in particulate form and in precipitation. The roles that these data and other, unavailable data play in the determination of the global cycles of the halogens are discussed. It is found that the speciation of the halogen gases in the troposphere is uncertain, with the only inorganic species detected by species-specific methods being HC1 and SF6. It is shown that heterogeneous reactions, both gas-to-particle and particle-to-gas processes, precipitation removal, and sea-salt aerosol generation and fractionation processes, need quantitative investigation to allow progress in estimating halogen sources and sinks. Where practical, quantitative comparisons are made between measured and predicted concentrations.

  11. Halogen poisoning effect of Pt-TiO2 for formaldehyde catalytic oxidation performance at room temperature

    Zhu, Xiaofeng; Cheng, Bei; Yu, Jiaguo; Ho, Wingkei


    Catalytic decomposition of formaldehyde (HCHO) at room temperature is an important method for HCHO removal. Pt-based catalysts are the optimal catalyst for HCHO decomposition at room temperature. However, the stability of this catalyst remains unexplored. In this study, Pt-TiO2 (Pt-P25) catalysts with and without adsorbed halogen ions (including F-, Cl-, Br-, and I-) were prepared through impregnation and ion modification. Pt-TiO2 samples with adsorbed halogen ions exhibited reduced catalytic activity for formaldehyde decomposition at room temperature compared with the Pt-TiO2 sample; the catalytic activity followed the order of F-Pt-P25, Cl-Pt-P25, Br-Pt-P25, and I-Pt-P25. Characterization results (including XRD, TEM, HRTEM, BET, XPS, and metal dispersion) showed that the adsorbed halogen ions can poison Pt nanoparticles (NPs), thereby reducing the HCHO oxidation activity of Pt-TiO2. The poison mechanism is due to the strong adsorption of halogen ions on the surface of Pt NPs. The adsorbed ions form coordination bonds with surface Pt atoms by transferring surplus electrons into the unoccupied 5d orbit of the Pt atom, thereby inhibiting oxygen adsorption and activation of the Pt NP surface. Moreover, deactivation rate increases with increasing diameter of halogen ions. This study provides new insights into the fabrication of high-performance Pt-based catalysts for indoor air purification.

  12. Molecular Transistor Based on the Biphenyl Substituents

    A.G. Malashenko


    Full Text Available It was investigated the physical processes in the molecules, which have properties required in case of using as molecular switches, transistors, or other electronic elements of future computers. Studies show that in the molecules of biphenyl substituents the angle between the planes of the phenyl rings depends on the magnitude of the applied external electric field. So, the ratio of squares of cosines of the angles between the phenyl groups in the field 0.01 a.u. and without field reaches 18. It significantly changes the ability of electrons to move along the long axis of the molecule. By varying the nature of the substituents, we can obtain the molecule characteristics that make these molecules promising for future using. This effect provides the use of biphenyl substitutes as transistors in electrical circuits constructed on separate molecules.

  13. Halogens in the troposphere.

    Finlayson-Pitts, Barbara J


    Although inorganic halogen gases are believed to play key roles in the chemistry of the lower atmosphere, many of them have not yet been detected or measured in ambient air. This article describes some of the current techniques and future needs for inorganic halogens in air. (To listen to a podcast about this feature, please go to the Analytical Chemistry multimedia page at

  14. Improvement of photovoltaic performance by substituent effect of donor and acceptor structure of TPA-based dye-sensitized solar cells.

    Inostroza, Natalia; Mendizabal, Fernando; Arratia-Pérez, Ramiro; Orellana, Carlos; Linares-Flores, Cristian


    We report a computational study of a series of organic dyes built with triphenylamine (TPA) as an electron donor group. We designed a set of six dyes called (TPA-n, where n = 0-5). In order to enhance the electron-injection process, the electron-donor effect of some specific substituent was studied. Thus, we gave insights into the rational design of organic TPA-based chromophores for use in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). In addition, we report the HOMO, LUMO, the calculated excited state oxidized potential E(dye*)(eV) and the free energy change for electron-injection ΔGinject(eV), and the UV-visible absorption bands for TPA-n dyes by a time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) procedure at the B3LYP and CAM-B3LYP levels with solvent effect. The results demonstrate that the introduction of the electron-acceptor groups produces an intramolecular charge transfer showing a shift of the absorption wavelengths of TPA-n under studies. Graphical Abstract Several organic dyes TPA-n with different donors and acceptors are modeled. A strong conjugation acrros the donor and anchoring groips (TPA-n) bas been studied. Candidate TPA-3 shows a promising results.

  15. The effect of substituents on the stability of triply bonded gallium[triple bond, length as m-dash]antimony molecules: a new target for synthesis.

    Lu, Jia-Syun; Yang, Ming-Chung; Su, Ming-Der


    The effect of substitution on the potential energy surfaces of RGa(-)[triple bond, length as m-dash]Sb(+)R (R = F, OH, H, CH3, SiH3, SiMe(SitBu3)2, SiiPrDis2 and NHC) is studied using density functional theory (M06-2X/Def2-TZVP, B3PW91/Def2-TZVP and B3LYP/LANL2DZ + dp). The computational results show that all of the triply bonded RGa(-)[triple bond, length as m-dash]Sb(+)R molecules have a preference for a bent geometry (i.e., ∠RGaSb ≈ 180° and ∠GaSbR ≈ 90°), which can be described using a valence bond model. The theoretical results show that because RGa(-)[triple bond, length as m-dash]Sb(+)R has smaller electropositive groups, it could be both kinetically and thermodynamically stable and may be experimentally detectable. However, these theoretical results predict that the triply bonded R'Ga(-)[triple bond, length as m-dash]Sb(+)R' molecules that have bulkier groups (R' = SiMe(SitBu3)2, SiiPrDis2, and NHC) are kinetically stable. In other words, both the electronic and the steric effects of bulkier substituent groups mean that it should be possible to experimentally isolate triply bonded RGa(-)[triple bond, length as m-dash]Sb(+)R molecules in a stable form.


    John F. Schabron; Joseph F. Rovani Jr.; Theresa M. Bomstad


    Western Research Institute (WRI) initiated exploratory work towards the development of new field screening methodology and a test kit to measure halogenated volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the field. Heated diode and corona discharge sensors are commonly used to detect leaks of refrigerants from air conditioners, freezers, and refrigerators. They are both selective to the presence of carbon-halogen bonds. Commercially available heated diode and corona discharge leak detectors were procured and evaluated for halogenated VOC response. The units were modified to provide a digital readout of signal related to VOC concentration. Sensor response was evaluated with carbon tetrachloride and tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene, PCE), which represent halogenated VOCs with and without double bonds. The response characteristics were determined for the VOCs directly in headspace in Tedlar bag containers. Quantitation limits in air were estimated. Potential interferences from volatile hydrocarbons, such as toluene and heptane, were evaluated. The effect of humidity was studied also. The performance of the new devices was evaluated in the laboratory by spiking soil samples and monitoring headspace for halogenated VOCs. A draft concept of the steps for a new analytical method was outlined. The results of the first year effort show that both devices show potential utility for future analytical method development work towards the goal of developing a portable test kit for screening halogenated VOCs in the field.

  17. The effect of mineral fillers on the rheological, mechanical and thermal properties of halogen-free flame-retardant polypropylene/expandable graphite compounds

    Mattausch, Hannelore; Laske, Stephan; Hohenwarter, Dieter; Holzer, Clemens


    In many polyolefin applications, such as electrical cables or automotive applications, the fire protection is a very important task. Unfortunately flame-retardant polymeric materials are often halogenated and form toxic substances in case of fire, which explains the general requirement to reduce the halogen content to zero. Non-halogenated, state-of-the-art flame retardants must be incorporated into the polymer in very high grades (> 40 wt%) leading to massive decrease in mechanical properties and/or processability. In this research work halogen-free flame-retardant polypropylene (PP) /expandable graphite (EG) were filled with minerals fillers such as layered silicates (MMT), magnesium hydroxide (MgOH), zeolite (Z) and expanded perlite (EP) in order to enhance the flame-retardant effect. The rheological, mechanical and thermal properties of these materials were investigated to gain more fundamental knowledge about synergistic combinations of flame-retardants and other additives. The rheological properties were characterized with a rotational rheometer with plate-plate setup. The EG/EP/PP compound exhibited the highest increase in viscosity (˜ 37 %). As representative value for the mechanical properties the Young's modulus was chosen. The final Young's modulus values of the twofold systems gained higher values than the single ones. Thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA) was utilized to investigate the material with respect to volatile substances and combustion behavior. All materials decomposed in one-step degradation. The EG filled compounds showed a significant increase in sample weight due to the expansion of EG. The combustion behavior of these materials was characterized by cone calorimeter tests. Especially combinations of expandable graphite with mineral fillers exhibit a reduction of the peak heat release rate during cone calorimeter measurements of up to 87% compared to pure PP.

  18. The effects of halogen and light-emitting diode light curing on the depth of cure and surface microhardness of composite resins

    Batu Can Yaman


    Full Text Available Aim : Light-emitting diode light curing units (LED LCUs have become more popular than halogen LCUs in routine dental restorative treatment. The aim of the study was to compare the effects of two conventional halogen (Hilux Plus and VIP and two LED (Elipar FreeLight 2 and Smart Lite light curing units on the depth of cure and the microhardness of various esthetic restorative materials. Materials and Methods : The curing depth and microhardness of a compomer (Dyract Extra, a resin-modified glass ionomer (Vitremer, a packable composite (Sculpt It, an ormocer (Admira, a hybrid composite (Tetric Ceram, two microhybrid composites (Miris and Clearfil Photo Posterior and, a nanofil composite (Filtek Supreme were determined using a scraping method and a hardness tester. A total of 320 samples were prepared using the eight different materials (n = 10 samples for each subgroup. The scraping test was based on ISO 4049:2000. Vicker′s microhardness testing was carried out using hardness tester (Zwick 3212. Data were analyzed using one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA, Bonferroni and the Kolmogorov-Smirnov tests. Results : Best microhardness results were obtained with the LED light curing units and Tetric EvoCeram and Filtek Supreme achieved the highest hardness values. The nanofil composite, Filtek Supreme, showed the best curing depth results in all the tested light curing systems. Conclusions : The LEDs were found to be more successful than the halogen units with respect to both curing depth and microhardness properties.

  19. Occurrence of halogenated alkaloids.

    Gribble, Gordon W


    Once considered to be isolation artifacts or chemical "mistakes" of nature, the number of naturally occurring organohalogen compounds has grown from a dozen in 1954 to >5000 today. Of these, at least 25% are halogenated alkaloids. This is not surprising since nitrogen-containing pyrroles, indoles, carbolines, tryptamines, tyrosines, and tyramines are excellent platforms for biohalogenation, particularly in the marine environment where both chloride and bromide are plentiful for biooxidation and subsequent incorporation into these electron-rich substrates. This review presents the occurrence of all halogenated alkaloids, with the exception of marine bromotyrosines where coverage begins where it left off in volume 61 of The Alkaloids. Whereas the biological activity of these extraordinary compounds is briefly cited for some examples, a future volume of The Alkaloids will present full coverage of this topic and will also include selected syntheses of halogenated alkaloids. Natural organohalogens of all types, especially marine and terrestrial halogenated alkaloids, comprise a rapidly expanding class of natural products, in many cases expressing powerful biological activity. This enormous proliferation has several origins: (1) a revitalization of natural product research in a search for new drugs, (2) improved compound characterization methods (multidimensional NMR, high-resolution mass spectrometry), (3) specific enzyme-based and other biological assays, (4) sophisticated collection methods (SCUBA and remote submersibles for deep ocean marine collections), (5) new separation and purification techniques (HPLC and countercurrent separation), (6) a greater appreciation of traditional folk medicine and ethobotany, and (7) marine bacteria and fungi as novel sources of natural products. Halogenated alkaloids are truly omnipresent in the environment. Indeed, one compound, Q1 (234), is ubiquitous in the marine food web and is found in the Inuit from their diet of whale

  20. The effect of electron-beam irradiation and halogen-free flame retardants on properties of poly butylene terephthalate

    Hooshangi, Zhila; Feghhi, Seyed Amir Hossein; Sheikh, Nasrin


    Engineering plastics like Poly (butylene terephthalate) due to their desirable properties have various industrial applications. Neat PBT is highly combustible, so it is necessary to improve significantly its fire retardancy to meet the fire safety requirements. The combustion performance of PBT can be improved by addition of appropriate flame retardant additives. In this study we have investigated the effect of halogen free flame retardants, i.e. melamine and aluminum phosphate, and instantaneously electron beam radiation-induced crosslinking in the presence of Triallyl cyanurate on various properties of PBT. The results of gel content showed that a dose range of 200-400 kGy leads to high cross linked structure in this polymer. Also mechanical experiments showed that its structure became rigid and fragile due to irradiation. Radiation crosslinking of this polymer made its dielectric loss coefficient ten times lower than non-irradiated polymer, but had no effect on its dielectric constant. Moreover the addition of the fire retardant additives as impurity decreased the dielectric loss coefficient. TGA analysis in nitrogen exhibited that irradiation increases char formation and use of the fire retardant additives leads to reduction of onset temperature and formation of higher char quantity than pure PBT. According to the results of UL-94, irradiated samples burned with lower speed and less dripping in vertical and horizontal positions than pure polymer. Finally irradiation of the polymers containing fire retardant additives with a dose of 400 kGy led to self-extinguishing and non-dripping and reach to V-0 level in the UL-94 V.

  1. Effect of nonmagnetic substituents Mg and Zn on the phase competition in the multiferroic antiferromagnet MnWO4

    Meddar, Lynda; Josse, Michael; Deniard, Philippe; La, Carole; André, Gilles; Damay, Françoise; Petricek, Vaclav; Jobic, Stéphane; Whangbo, Myung-Hwan; Maglione, Mario; Payen, Christophe


    The effects of substituting nonmagnetic Mg2+ and Zn2+ ions for the Mn2+ (S = 5/2) ions on the structural, magnetic and dielectric properties of the multiferroic frustrated antiferromagnet MnWO4 were investigated. Polycrystalline samples of Mn1-xMgxWO4 and Mn1-xZnxWO4 (0

  2. Implications of protonation and substituent effects for C-O and O-P bond cleavage in phosphate monoesters.

    Loncke, Paul G; Berti, Paul J


    A recent study of phosphate monoesters that broke down exclusively through C-O bond cleavage and whose reactivity was unaffected by protonation of the nonbridging oxygens (Byczynski et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 12541) raised several questions about the reactivity of phosphate monoesters, R-O-P(i). Potential catalytic strategies, particularly with regard to selectively promoting C-O or O-P bond cleavage, were investigated computationally through simple alkyl and aryl phosphate monoesters. Both C-O and O-P bonds lengthened upon protonating the bridging oxygen, R-O(H(+))-P(i), and heterolytic bond dissociation energies, DeltaH(C)(-)(O) and DeltaH(O)(-)(P), decreased. Which bond will break depends on the protonation state of the phosphoryl moiety, P(i), and the identity of the organosubstituent, R. Protonating the bridging oxygen when the nonbridging oxygens were already protonated favored C-O cleavage, while protonating the bridging oxygen of the dianion form, R-O-PO(3)(2)(-), favored O-P cleavage. Alkyl R groups capable of forming stable cations were more prone to C-O bond cleavage, with tBu > iPr > F(2)iPr > Me. The lack of effect on the C-O cleavage rate from protonating nonbridging oxygens could arise from two precisely offsetting effects: Protonating nonbridging oxygens lengthens the C-O bond, making it more reactive, but also decreases the bridging oxygen proton affinity, making it less likely to be protonated and, therefore, less reactive. The lack of effect could also arise without bridging oxygen protonation if the ratio of rate constants with different protonation states precisely matched the ratio of acidity constants, K(a). Calculations used hybrid density functional theory (B3PW91/6-31++G) methods with a conductor-like polarizable continuum model (CPCM) of solvation. Calculations on Me-phosphate using MP2/aug-cc-pVDZ and PBE0/aug-cc-pVDZ levels of theory, and variations on the solvation model, confirmed the reproducibility with different

  3. Effects of ortho substituent groups of protocatechualdehyde derivatives on binding to the C1 domain of novel protein kinase C.

    Mamidi, Narsimha; Borah, Rituparna; Sinha, Narayan; Jana, Chandramohan; Manna, Debasis


    Diacylglycerol (DAG) regulates a broad range of cellular functions including tumor promotion, apoptosis, differentiation, and growth. Thus, the DAG-responsive C1 domain of protein kinase C (PKC) isoenzymes is considered to be an attractive drug target for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. To develop effective PKC regulators, we conveniently synthesized (hydroxymethyl)phenyl ester analogues targeted to the DAG binding site within the C1 domain. Biophysical studies and molecular docking analysis showed that the hydroxymethyl group, hydrophobic side chains, and acyl group at the ortho position are essential for their interactions with the C1-domain backbone. Modifications of these groups showed diminished binding to the C1 domain. The active (hydroxymethyl)phenyl ester analogues showed more than 5-fold stronger binding affinity for the C1 domain than DAG. Therefore, our findings reveal that (hydroxymethyl)phenyl ester analogues represent an attractive group of C1-domain ligands that can be further structurally modified to improve their binding and activity.

  4. Synthesis and characterization of azo benzothiazole chromophore based liquid crystal macromers: Effects of substituents on benzothiazole ring and terminal group on mesomorphic, thermal and optical properties

    Karim, Md. Rabiul [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Sheikh, Md. Rezaul Karim, E-mail: [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Salleh, Noordini M.; Yahya, Rosiyah; Hassan, Aziz [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Hoque, Md. Asadul [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205 (Bangladesh); Chemical Resources Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259-R1-25, Nagatsuta-Cho, Midori-Ku, Yokohama 226-8503 (Japan)


    A series of azo benzothiazole chromophore based liquid crystalline compounds having different substituents at the sixth position on benzothiazole moiety with methacrylate terminal group were synthesized and characterized by FTIR, {sup 1}H and {sup 13}C NMR. TGA investigations showed synthesized compounds were thermally stable. POM and DSC studies revealed that all the compounds showed liquid crystal behaviors. SAXS analysis exposed that all the investigated compounds exhibited lamellar structure. Compound with H at the sixth position on the benzothiazole ring revealed only smectic liquid crystal phase whereas compounds with CH{sub 3}, OCH{sub 3} and OC{sub 2}H{sub 5} groups showed both nematic and smectic liquid crystal phases. The formation of mesophases as well as temperature ranges of mesophases was greatly influenced by the sixth position electron pushing substituent on benzothiazole ring as well as terminal methacrylate group. The absorption maxima (λ{sub max}) of UV–vis spectra were bathochromically shifted with the replacement of sixth position hydrogen atom by the electron donating groups on benzothiazole chromophore. Macromer with OCH{sub 3} substituent exhibited highest fluorescence emission than other compounds. - Highlights: • Benzothiazole based liquid crystalline macromers were synthesized and characterized. • Sixth position substituents of benzothiazole influenced the mesophase properties. • Terminal methacrylate group also influenced the mesophase formation. • The absorption maxima were red shifted by the electron pushing groups. • OCH{sub 3} at 6th position of benzothiazole exhibited highest fluorescence emission.

  5. Spin-crossover in a trans-[FeL2(NCS)2] family (L = triaryltriazole): remote substituent effects on spin transition modes and temperature.

    Shen, Guo-Ping; Qi, Li; Wang, Lei; Xu, Yan; Jiang, Jing-Jing; Zhu, Dunru; Liu, Xiao-Qin; You, Xiaozeng


    We report the syntheses, characterisations, and spin-crossover behaviours of four mononuclear trans-[Fe(L1-L4)2(NCS)2] complexes (L = 4-(p-R1-phenyl)-3,5-bis(2-pyridyl)-4H-1,2,4-triazole and 4-(p-methylphenyl)-3-(p-R2-phenyl)-5-(2-pyridyl)-4H-1,2,4-triazole, (1) R1 = Cl (L1); (2) R1 = Me (L2); (3) R2 = MeO (L3); (4) R2 = F (L4)). The X-ray single crystal structural analysis reveals that 1 and 2 crystallize in the triclinic space group P1, whereas 3·0.5H2O and 4 crystallize in the monoclinic space group P2(1)/c, and all complexes possess a similar distorted [FeN6] octahedron with two trans-positions NCS(-) anions. Changing of the distal substituent on the phenyl ring of the triaryltriazoles causes differences in the crystal packing of the complexes that are key to their magnetic properties. Magnetic measurements indicate that 1 shows an abrupt transition with T(1/2) = 235 K, 2 displays a 3 K hysteresis loop with T(1/2)(↓) = 217 K and T(1/2)(↑) = 220 K, 3 exhibits a gradual spin transition with T(1/2) = 156 K and 4 undergoes an incomplete (70%) spin transition with T(1/2) = 97 K. The substituted group effects and intermolecular interactions appear to be critical to spin transition modes and temperature in this family.

  6. Mesogenic benzothiazole derivatives with methoxy substituents

    A K Prajapati; N L Bonde


    Two new mesogenic homologous series containing 6-methoxybenzothiazole ring at the terminus of the molecule, viz. 2-(4'--alkoxyphenylazo)-6-methoxybenzothiazoles and 2-[4'-(4"--alkoxybenzoyloxy) phenylazo]-6-methoxybenzothiazoles were synthesized. In series I, -butyloxy to -tetradecyloxy derivatives exhibit nematic mesophase. Smectic A mesophase commences from the -dodecyloxy derivative as a monotropic phase and is retained up to the last member synthesized. All the members of series II exhibit enantiotropic nematic mesophase. The mesomorphic properties of the present series are compared with other structurally related series to evaluate the effect of the benzothiazole ring and the methoxy substituent on mesomorphism.

  7. Halogenation of cobalt dicarbollide

    Hurlburt, Paul K.; Abney, Kent D.; Kinkead, Scott A.


    A method for selectively adding chlorine, bromine, or iodine to cobalt dicarbollide anions by means of electrophilic substitution reactions. Halogens are added only to the B10 and B10' positions of the anion. The process involves use of hypohalous acid or N-halosuccinimide or gaseous chlorine in the presence of iron.

  8. N4H4分子取代基效应的量子化学研究%Quantum chemistry study on the substituent effect of N4H4

    毛双; 谭英雄; 蒲雪梅; 李来才; 田安民


    Studies on substituent effects of the methyl and hydroxyl group on 1-tetrazene and 2-tetrazene were performed. For 1-tetrazene derivatives substituted, the length of N = N double bond was shortened while the length of N—N single bond was increased. But no obvious variation on the bond length was observed for the 2-tetrazene derivatives substituted. The total energy and formation heat were decreased with the addition of substituents. A good correlation was respectively found between the total energy and the formation heat and the number of substituent. In addition, the hyperconjugation from the lone-pair electrons of atom N to the N—C(N — O) bond was increased by the introduction of substituent.%本文计算了甲基(-CH3),羟基(-OH)对1-丁氮烯和2-丁氮烯的取代基效应.1-丁氮烯引入取代基后,N=N双键的键长变短,而N-N单键的键长增长.异构体2-丁氮烯的键长变化较小.引入甲基或羟基后,N原子的孤对电子会与相应的N- C(N- O)键之间发生相互作用,使整个分子的超共轭作用增强.随着取代基数目的增多,总能量和生成热就会降低,取代基数目与分子能量(生成热)之间具有很好的相关性.

  9. Synthesis and substituent effects on antibacterial activity, alkaline hydrolysis rates, and infrared absorption frequencies of some cephem analogues related to latamoxef (moxalactam).

    Narisada, M; Yoshida, T; Ohtani, M; Ezumi, K; Takasuka, M


    Relationships between intrinsic antibacterial activity and beta-lactam reactivity of 7 beta-[(4-hydroxyphenyl)acetyl]amino- and 7 beta-[(4-hydroxyphenyl)malonyl]amino derivatives of 1-oxa- and 1-thiacephems, with or without the 7 alpha-methoxy group (1-8), were investigated in order to clarify the enhanced antibacterial activity of latamoxef disodium (1). Substituent effects of a carbon atom at the 1- and 7 alpha-positions were also investigated by using racemic 1-carbacephem 9 and 7 alpha-methyl-1-oxacephem 10. Syntheses of 2-8 and 10 are also described. Acid chlorides derived from the O-benzyloxycarbonyl derivative of (4-hydroxyphenyl)acetic acid and the p-methoxybenzyl derivative of (4-hydroxyphenyl)malonic acid smoothly effected the introduction of these side chains. Conjugate addition of lithium dimethylcuprate to the quinoid system in 16 proceeded stereospecifically, furnishing the 7 alpha-methyl group for the synthesis of 10. Values of log (1/C) averaged for the sensitive Gram-negative strains (Escherichia coli NIHJ JC-2 and Klebsiella pneumoniae SRL-1) were taken as an estimation of the intrinsic antibacterial activity. The chemical reactivity of the beta-lactam ring was estimated either by pseudo-first-order rate constants (k) of alkaline hydrolysis measured at pH 9.20 and 35.0 degrees C or by infrared stretching frequencies of the beta-lactam carbonyl measured in dimethyl sulfoxide. Substitution of an oxygen atom at the 1-position increases both the hydrolysis rates and the antibacterial activity by a factor of approximately 6.3, while substitution of a 7 alpha-methoxy group increases the antibacterial activity by a factor of approximately 3.2 without significant change in the hydrolysis rates. The effect of the 7 alpha-methoxy group on the transition state in alkaline hydrolysis is discussed. Substitutions at the 1-position with a methylene group and, especially, at the 7 alpha-position with a methyl group greatly diminished the antibacterial activity

  10. Chlorination of 2-phenoxypropanoic acid with NCP in aqueous acetic acid: using a novel ortho-para relationship and the para/meta ratio of substituent effects for mechanism elucidation.

    Segurado, Manuel A P; Reis, João Carlos R; de Oliveira, Jaime D Gomes; Kabilan, Senthamaraikannan; Shanthi, Manohar


    Rate constants were measured for the oxidative chlorodehydrogenation of (R,S)-2-phenoxypropanoic acid and nine ortho-, ten para- and five meta-substituted derivatives using (R,S)-1-chloro-3-methyl-2,6-diphenylpiperidin-4-one (NCP) as chlorinating agent. The kinetics was run in 50% (v/v) aqueous acetic acid acidified with perchloric acid under pseudo-first-order conditions with respect to NCP at temperature intervals of 5 K between 298 and 318 K, except at the highest temperature for the meta derivatives. The dependence of rate constants on temperature was analyzed in terms of the isokinetic relationship (IKR). For the 20 reactions studied at five different temperatures, the isokinetic temperature was estimated to be 382 K, which suggests the preferential involvement of water molecules in the rate-determining step. The dependence of rate constants on meta and para substitution was analyzed using the tetralinear extension of the Hammett equation. The parameter lambda for the para/meta ratio of polar substituent effects was estimated to be 0.926, and its electrostatic modeling suggests the formation of an activated complex bearing an electric charge near the oxygen atom belonging to the phenoxy group. A new approach is introduced for examining the effect of ortho substituents on reaction rates. Using IKR-determined values of activation enthalpies for a set of nine pairs of substrates with a given substituent, a linear correlation is found between activation enthalpies of ortho and para derivatives. The correlation is interpreted in terms of the selectivity of the reactant toward para- or ortho-monosubstituted substrates, the slope of which being related to the ortho effect. This slope is thought to be approximated by the ratio of polar substituent effects from ortho and para positions in benzene derivatives. Using the electrostatic theory of through-space interactions and a dipole length of 0.153 nm, this ratio was calculated at various positions of a charged reaction

  11. The Diels-Alder Cycloaddition Reaction of Substituted Hemifullerenes with 1,3-Butadiene: Effect of Electron-Donating and Electron-Withdrawing Substituents

    Martha Mojica


    Full Text Available The Diels-Alder (DA reaction provides an attractive route to increase the number of six member rings in substituted Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs. The density functional theory (DFT B3LYP method has been used in this work to inquire if the substitution of H over the edge of triindenetriphenylene (pristine hemifullerene 1 and pentacyclopentacorannulene (pristine hemifullerene 2, could improve the DA cycloaddition reaction with 1,3-butadiene. The substituents tested include electron-donating (NH2, OMe, OH, Me, i-Pr and electron-withdrawing groups (F, COOH, CF3, CHO, CN, NO2. The electronic, kinetic and thermodynamic parameters of the DA reactions of the substituted hemifullerenes with 1,3-butadiene have been analyzed. The most promising results were obtained for the NO2 substituent; the activation energy barriers for reactions using this substituent were lower than the barriers for the pristine hemifullerenes. This leads us to expect that the cycloadditions to a starting fullerene fragment will be possible.

  12. Inverse Electron Demand Diels–Alder Reactions of 1,2,3-Triazines: Pronounced Substituent Effects on Reactivity and Cycloaddition Scope

    Anderson, Erin D.; Boger, Dale L.


    A systematic study of the inverse electron demand Diels–Alder reactions of 1,2,3-triazines is disclosed, including an examination of the impact of a C5 substituent. Such substituents were found to exhibit a remarkable impact on the cycloaddition reactivity of the 1,2,3-triazine without altering, and perhaps even enhancing, the intrinsic cycloaddition regioselectivity. The study revealed that not only may the reactivity be predictably modulated by a C5 substituent (R = CO2Me > Ph > H), but that the impact is of a magnitude to convert 1,2,3-triazine (1) and its modest cycloaddition scope into a heterocyclic azadiene system with a reaction scope that portends extensive synthetic utility, expanding the range of participating dienophiles. Significantly, the studies define a now powerful additional heterocyclic azadiene, complementary to the isomeric 1,2,4-triazines and 1,3,5-triazines, capable of dependable participation in inverse electron demand Diels–Alder reactions, extending the number of complementary heterocyclic ring systems accessible with implementation of the methodology. PMID:21736324

  13. Evaluation of Halogenated Coumarins for Antimosquito Properties

    Venugopala K. Narayanaswamy


    Full Text Available Mosquitoes are the major vectors of parasites and pathogens affecting humans and domestic animals. The widespread development of insecticide resistance and negative environmental effects of most synthetic compounds support an interest in finding and developing alternative products against mosquitoes. Natural coumarins and synthetic coumarin analogues are known for their several pharmacological properties, including being insecticidal. In the present study halogenated coumarins (3-mono/dibromo acetyl, 6-halogenated coumarin analogues were screened for larvicidal, adulticidal, and repellent properties against Anopheles arabiensis, a zoophilic mosquito that is one of the dominant vectors of malaria in Africa. Five compounds exerted 100% larval mortality within 24 h of exposure. All coumarins and halogenated coumarins reversibly knocked down adult mosquitoes but did not kill them after 24 h of exposure. Repellent properties could not be evidenced. Five compounds were considered potential larvicidal agents for further research and development, while adulticidal activity was considered only mild to moderate.

  14. Two-step adsorption on jungle-gym-type porous coordination polymers: dependence on hydrogen-bonding capability of adsorbates, ligand-substituent effect, and temperature.

    Uemura, Kazuhiro; Yamasaki, Yukari; Onishi, Fumiaki; Kita, Hidetoshi; Ebihara, Masahiro


    A preliminary study of isopropanol (IPA) adsorption/desorption isotherms on a jungle-gym-type porous coordination polymer, [Zn(2)(bdc)(2)(dabco)](n) (1, H(2)bdc = 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, dabco =1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane), showed unambiguous two-step profiles via a highly shrunk intermediate framework. The results of adsorption measurements on 1, using probing gas molecules of alcohol (MeOH and EtOH) for the size effect and Me(2)CO for the influence of hydrogen bonding, show that alcohol adsorption isotherms are gradual two-step profiles, whereas the Me(2)CO isotherm is a typical type-I isotherm, indicating that a two-step adsorption/desorption is involved with hydrogen bonds. To further clarify these characteristic adsorption/desorption behaviors, selecting nitroterephthalate (bdc-NO(2)), bromoterephthalate (bdc-Br), and 2,5-dichloroterephthalate (bdc-Cl(2)) as substituted dicarboxylate ligands, isomorphous jungle-gym-type porous coordination polymers, {[Zn(2)(bdc-NO(2))(2)(dabco)]·solvents}(n) (2 ⊃ solvents), {[Zn(2)(bdc-Br)(2)(dabco)]·solvents}(n) (3 ⊃ solvents), and {[Zn(2)(bdc-Cl(2))(2)(dabco)]·solvents}(n) (4 ⊃ solvents), were synthesized and characterized by single-crystal X-ray analyses. Thermal gravimetry, X-ray powder diffraction, and N(2) adsorption at 77 K measurements reveal that [Zn(2)(bdc-NO(2))(2)(dabco)](n) (2), [Zn(2)(bdc-Br)(2)(dabco)](n) (3), and [Zn(2)(bdc-Cl(2))(2)(dabco)](n) (4) maintain their frameworks without guest molecules with Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface areas of 1568 (2), 1292 (3), and 1216 (4) m(2) g(-1). As found in results of MeOH, EtOH, IPA, and Me(2)CO adsorption/desorption on 2-4, only MeOH adsorption on 2 shows an obvious two-step profile. Considering the substituent effects and adsorbate sizes, the hydrogen bonds, which are triggers for two-step adsorption, are formed between adsorbates and carboxylate groups at the corners in the pores, inducing wide pores to become narrow pores. Interestingly, such

  15. Quantification of the push-pull effect in substituted alkynes. Evaluation of +/-I/+/-M substituent effects in terms of C[triple bond]C bond length variation.

    Kleinpeter, Erich; Frank, Andrea


    (13)C chemical shifts of alkynes, published to date, were computed at the DFT (B3LYP/6-311G*) level of theory and compared with the experimental delta values, and the agreement was employed as a measure of quality for the underlying structures. For the corresponding global minima structures, thus obtained, the occupation quotients of antibonding pi* and bonding pi orbitals (pi*(C[triple bond]C)/pi(C[triple bond]C)) and the bond lengths (d(C[triple bond]C)) of the central C[triple bond]C triple bond were computed and correlated to each other. The linear dependence obtained for the two push-pull parameters d(C[triple bond]C) and pi*(C[triple bond]C)/pi(C[triple bond]C) quantifies changes in the push-pull effect of substituents while deviations from the best line of fit indicate and ascertain quantitatively to what extend the inductive (+/-I) substituent effect changes with respect to the bond length of the C[triple bond]C triple bond.

  16. Preliminary assessment of halogenated alkanes as vapor-phase tracers

    Adams, Michael C.; Moore, Joseph N.; Hirtz, Paul


    New tracers are needed to evaluate the efficiency of injection strategies in vapor-dominated environments. One group of compounds that seems to meet the requirements for vapor-phase tracing are the halogenated alkanes (HCFCs). HCFCs are generally nontoxic, and extrapolation of tabulated thermodynamic data indicate that they will be thermally stable and nonreactive in a geothermal environment. The solubilities and stabilities of these compounds, which form several homologous series, vary according to the substituent ratios of fluorine, chlorine, and hydrogen. Laboratory and field tests that will further define the suitability of HCFCs as vapor-phase tracers are under way.

  17. Substituent effects on singlet-triplet gaps and mechanisms of 1,2-rearrangements of 1,3-oxazol-2-ylidenes to 1,3-oxazoles.

    Freeman, Fillmore; Lau, Desirae J; Patel, Atitkumar R; Pavia, Paulo R; Willey, Justin D


    Electronic structures, partial atomic charges, singlet-triplet gaps (Delta E ST), substituent effects, and mechanisms of 1,2-rearrangements of 1,3-oxazol-2-ylidene ( 5) and 4,5-dimethyl- ( 6), 4,5-difluoro- ( 7), 4,5-dichloro- ( 8), 4,5-dibromo- ( 9), and 3-methyl-1,3-oxazol-2-ylidene ( 10) to the corresponding 1,3-oxazoles have been studied using complete-basis-set methods (CBS-QB3, CBS-Q, CBS-4M), second-order Møller-Plesset perturbation method (MP2), hybrid density functionals (B3LYP, B3PW91), coupled-cluster theory with single and double excitations (CCSD) and CCSD plus perturbative triple excitations [CCSD(T)], and the quadratic configuration interaction method including single and double excitations (QCISD) and QCISD plus perturbative triple excitations [QCISD(T)]. The 6-311G(d,p), 6-31+G(d,p), 6-311+G(d,p), and correlation-consistent polarized valence double-xi (cc-pVDZ) basis sets were employed. The carbenes have singlet ground states, and the CBS-QB3 and CBS-Q methods predict Delta E ST values for 5- 8 and 10 of 79.9, 79.8, 74.7, 77.0, and 82.0 kcal/mol, respectively. CCSD(T), QCISD(T), B3LYP, and B3PW91 predict smaller Delta E ST values than CBS-QB3 and CBS-Q, with the hybrid density functionals predicting the smallest values. The concerted unimolecular exothermic out-of-plane 1,2-rearrangements of singlet 1,3-oxazol-2-ylidenes to their respective 1,3-oxazoles proceed via cyclic three-center transition states. The CBS-predicted barriers to the 1,2-rearrangements of singlet carbenes 5- 9 to their respective 1,3-oxazoles are 41.4, 40.4, 37.8, 40.4, and 40.5 kcal/mol, respectively. During the 1,2-rearrangements of singlet 1,3-oxazol-2-ylidenes 5- 9, there is a decrease in electron density at oxygen, N3 (the migration origin), and C5 and an increase in electron density at C2 (the migration terminus), C4, and the partially positive migrating hydrogen.

  18. Effect of the substituents on the photophysical, electrochemical and electroluminescence properties of OLED dopant Iridium bis(2-phenylbenzothiozolato- N,C2')(acetylacetonate)

    Ivanov, P.; Tomova, R.; Petrova, P.


    The effect of two substituents: clorine and 1,3-diphenylpropane-1,3-dionate, placed on different position in the molecule of Iridium (III) bis(2-phenylbenzothiozolato-N,C2')- (acetylacetonate) (bt)2Ir(acac), on its electrochemical behaviour, photophysical and electroluminescence properties were investigated. Three complexes (bt)2Ir(acac), Iridium (III) bis[2-(4-chlorophenyl)benzothiazolato-N,C2']-acetylacetonate (Clbt)2Ir(acac), in which the Cl atom was introduced on the 4-position in the benzothiazole ring, and the new Iridium (Ill) bis[2 -phenylbenzothiazolato -N,C2'] -(1,3 -diphenylpropane-1,3 -dionate) (bt)2Ir(dbm), where ancillary acetylacetonate ligand was replaced by 1,3-diphenylpropane-1,3-dionate, were synthesized and characterised by 1H-NMR and elemental analysis. The HOMO/LUMO energy levels of the complexes were determined by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and their properties were established by UV-Visible and fluorescence spectroscopy. The application of (Clbt)2Ir(acac), (bt)2Ir(bsm) and (bt)2Ir(acac) as dopants in hole transporting layer (HTL) of Organic light- emitting diodes(OLEDs). It was found that with respect to the reference (bt)2Ir(acac): both LUMO and HOMO of the substituted complexes were shifted to more positive values accordingly with 0.23 and 0.19 eV for (Clbt)2Ir(acac) and 0.14 and 0.12 eV for (bt)2Ir(dbm). OLEDs doped with 1 w% of the complexes irradiated the warm white light with Commission internationale de l'eclairage (CIE) coordinates: 0.24;0.38 for (Clbt)2Ir(acac), 0.30;0.44 for (bt)2Ir(acac) and 0.28;0.46 for (bt)2Ir(dbm). Devices doped with 10 w% of all complexes irradiated in the yellow orange region of the spectrum.

  19. Substituent effects of N4 Schiff base ligands on the formation of fluoride-bridged dicobalt(ii) complexes via B-F abstraction: structures and magnetism.

    Cho, Yae In; Ward, Meredith L; Rose, Michael J


    We report the synthesis of two fluoride bridged cobalt(ii) dimers - [Co(μ-F)(pnN4-PhCl)2(OH2)(MeCN)](BF4)3 (1) and [Co(μ-F)2(pnN4-PhCl)2](BF4)2 (2) - and related complexes derived from propyl-bridged N4 Schiff base plus pyridine ligands. Notably, the bridging fluoride ion(s) emanate from B-F abstraction processes on the BF4 anions in the starting salt, [Co(H2O)6](BF4)2. Two types of bridging motifs are generated - mono-bridged (μ-F) or di-bridged (μ-F)2- synthetically differentiated by the absence or presence of pyridine, respectively, during metalation. The synergistic roles of pyridine and the (ClPh)N4 ligand in promoting B-F abstraction were clarified by the isolation and crystallization of the simple tetrakis-pyridine monomeric complex [Co(py)4(MeCN)2](BF4)2 (4) [no B-F abstraction]; subsequent addition of the (ClPh)N4 ligand to 4 resulted in formation of the dimeric, di-bridged complex 2. Omission of pyridine during metalation resulted in formation of the mono-bridged dimer 1. The bulky chlorophenyl substituents were obligate for B-F abstraction, as metalation of the unsubstituted N4 ligand resulted in the non-fluoride-bridged dimer, [Co(pnN4)3](BF4)4 (3). In magnetic studies, complexes 1 (μeff = 6.24μB, 298 K) and 2 (μeff = 7.70μB, 298 K) both exhibit antiferromagnetic (AFM) coupling, but to different extents. Temperature-dependent magnetic susceptibility measurements (SQUID, 2 → 300 K) reveal that the linearity of the mono-fluoride bridge in 1 [∠Co-F-Co = 159.47(11)°] results in very strong AFM coupling (J = -14.9 cm(-1)). In contrast, the more acute Co2F2 diamond core [∠Co-F-Co = 98.8(2)°, 99.1(2)°] results in a smaller extent of AFM coupling (J = -2.97 cm(-1)). Overall, the results indicate the 'non-innocence' of the BF4 counterion in cobalt(ii) chemistry, and dimers 1 and 2 affirm the effect of the geometry of the bridging fluoride ion(s) in determining the extent of AFM coupling.

  20. Halogenated fatty acids

    Mu, Huiling; Wesén, Clas; Sundin, Peter


    Chlorinated fatty acids have been found to be major contributors to organohalogen compounds in fish, bivalves, jellyfish, and lobster, and they have been indicated to contribute considerably to organohalogens in marine mammals. Brominated fatty acids have been found in marine sponges. Also......, chlorinated lipids have been found in meat exposed to hypochlorite disinfected water, and in chlorine-treated flour and in products made from such flour. Following exposure to chlorine bleached pulp mill effluents, aquatic organisms may have elevated concentrations of chlorinated fatty acids in their lipids....... However, a natural production of halogenated fatty acids is also possible. In this paper we summarize the present knowledge of the occurrence of halogenated fatty acids in lipids and suggested ways of their formation. In Part II (Trends Anal. Chem. 16 (1997) 274) we deal with methods...

  1. Halogen control in integrated hot gas cleaning: final report

    Nieminen, M.; Kangasmaa, K.; Laatikainen-Luntama, J.; Kurkela, E. [VTT Energy (Finland)


    A simple and cost effective dry-scrubbing halogen control method for hot gasification gas cleaning applications was developed. The work aimed to develop a dry scrubbing method for integration into a hot gas cleaning system including particulate removal by cyclones, filtration and possibly a desulphurisation system. Work started by determining the behaviour of halogen compounds in a reducing gasification atmosphere to evaluate the fate of halogens on downstream components, to understand the role of halogens as precursors for environmental emissions, and to give background information for developing halogen control methods. New halogen sampling and analysis methods for pressurised gasification gas conditions were also developed. Mass balances were determined for several gasification conditions, with and without calcium-based bed additives. Several potential dry scrubbing sorbent candidates were evaluated. Chemical, technical, economical and environmental aspects were used as selection criteria, calcium-based sorbents being chosen for development of the halogen removal system. The process concept was based on sorbent feeding into the product gas prior to the hot gas filter unit, where the final step of halogen capture takes place and both sorbent and particulates are removed from the gas. Preliminary screening of calcium-based sorbents and preoptimisation of process conditions was performed in a laboratory scale dry scrubbing test rig. Finally, the performance of the developed dry scrubbing halogen removal system was verified in a PDU scale pressurised fluidised bed gasification and gas cleaning test rig. Preliminary verification showed that, in favourable conditions, the system developed formed a potential halogen control system that could be easily integrated into the other hot gas cleaning systems. 2 refs., 9 figs., 2 tabs.

  2. Halogen Chemistry in the CMAQ Model

    Halogens (iodine and bromine) emitted from oceans alter atmospheric chemistry and influence atmospheric ozone mixing ratio. We previously incorporated a representation of detailed halogen chemistry and emissions of organic and inorganic halogen species into the hemispheric Commun...

  3. On the Attosecond charge migration in Cl.....N, Cl.....O, Br.....N and Br.....O Halogen-bonded clusters: Effect of donor, acceptor, vibration, rotation, and electron correlation



    The electron-electron relaxation and correlation-driven charge migration process, which features pure electronic aspect of ultrafast charge migration phenomenon, occurs on a very short timescale in ionized molecules and molecular clusters, prior to the onset of nuclear motion. In this article, we have presented natureof ultrafast pure electronic charge migration dynamics through Cl.....N, Cl.....O, Br.....N, and Br.....O halogen bonds, explored using density functional theory. We have explored the role of donor, acceptor, electron correlation, vibration and rotation in charge migration dynamics through these halogen bonds. For this work, we have selected ClF, Cl₂, ClOH, ClCN, BrF, BrCl, BrOH, and BrCN molecules paired with either NH₃ or H₂O. We have found that the timescale for pure electron-electron relaxation and correlation-driven charge migration through the Cl.....N, Br.....N, Cl.....O, and Br.....O halogen bonds falls in the range of 300–600 attosecond. The primary driving force behind the attosecond charge migration through the Cl.....N, Br.....N, Cl.....O, and Br.....O halogen bonds is the energy difference (∆E) between two stationary cationic orbitals (LUMO-β and HOMO-β), which together represents the initial hole density immediately following vertical ionization. We have also predicted that the strength of electron correlation has significant effect on the charge migration timescale in Cl.....N, Br.....N, Cl.....O, and Br.....O halogen bonded clusters. Vibration and rotation are also found to exhibit profound effect on attosecond charge migration dynamics through halogen bonds.


    Tariq Yasin; Zhi-qiang Fan; Lin-xian Feng


    Two new unbridged zirconocenes, bis(2,4,7-trimethyl indenyl)zirconium dichloride (Met-Ⅰ) and bis(2-methyl-4,7-diethyl indenyl)zirconium dichloride (Met-Ⅱ) were prepared in order to investigate the steric effects of substituents on the nature of the catalysts for the polymerization of propylene. A mixture of methyl aluminoxane (MAO) and triisobutylaluminum [Al(iBu)3] was used as cocatalyst to activate these catalysts. The decrease in steric bulkiness of substituents at 4 and 7 positions of the indenyl ring resulted in an increase of both activity and molecular weight as well as the isotacticity.

  5. Electronic structure of α-oligothiophenes with various substituents

    Vikramaditya, Talapunur; Saisudhakar, Mukka; Sumithra, Kanakamma


    Density functional theory is employed to investigate the effect of various substituents on the electronic structure of α-oligothiophenes. The effect of electron donating and withdrawing groups of oligothiophenes in the regio regular HT-HT form is studied. Depending on the type of substituent and the substitution pattern, large differences in the delocalization pattern are observed between the substituted and unsubstituted oligomers. It is found that the band gaps critically depend on the chemical structure and regioselectivity of the building blocks. For the 3-substitued systems, electron donating and electron withdrawing substituents are shown to decrease and increase band gaps respectively compared to unsubstituted systems. There are charge separation effects introduced as a result of lack of symmetry in some of the substituted oligothiophenes. A new strategy is explained to achieve low band gap materials by making use of the regioselective form with lesser symmetry. Push-pull substitution with an electron donor at one end of the conjugation and an acceptor the other end is also investigated. Comparisons of band gaps of the substituted oligothiophenes with the corresponding polymeric systems are also done.

  6. Two-component relativistic density-functional calculations of the dimers of the halogens from bromine through element 117 using effective core potential and all-electron methods.

    Mitin, Alexander V; van Wüllen, Christoph


    A two-component quasirelativistic Hamiltonian based on spin-dependent effective core potentials is used to calculate ionization energies and electron affinities of the heavy halogen atom bromine through the superheavy element 117 (eka-astatine) as well as spectroscopic constants of the homonuclear dimers of these atoms. We describe a two-component Hartree-Fock and density-functional program that treats spin-orbit coupling self-consistently within the orbital optimization procedure. A comparison with results from high-order Douglas-Kroll calculations--for the superheavy systems also with zeroth-order regular approximation and four-component Dirac results--demonstrates the validity of the pseudopotential approximation. The density-functional (but not the Hartree-Fock) results show very satisfactory agreement with theoretical coupled cluster as well as experimental data where available, such that the theoretical results can serve as an estimate for the hitherto unknown properties of astatine, element 117, and their dimers.

  7. Cooperative Al(Salen-Pyridinium Catalysts for the Asymmetric Synthesis of trans-Configured β-Lactones by [2+2]-Cyclocondensation of Acylbromides and Aldehydes: Investigation of Pyridinium Substituent Effects

    René Peters


    Full Text Available The trans-selective catalytic asymmetric formation of β-lactones constitutes an attractive surrogate for anti-aldol additions. Recently, we have reported the first catalyst which is capable of forming trans-β-lactones with high enantioselectivity from aliphatic (and aromatic aldehyde substrates by cyclocondensation with acyl bromides. In that previous study the concepts of Lewis acid and organic aprotic ion pair catalysis were combined in a salen-type catalyst molecule. Since a pyridinium residue on the salen periphery is essential for high trans- and enantioselectivity, we were interested in the question of whether substituents on the pyridinium rings could be used to further improve the catalyst efficiency, as they might have a significant impact on the effective charges within the heterocycles. In the present study we have thus compared a small library of aluminum salen/bispyridinium catalysts mainly differing in the substituents on the pyridinium residues. As one result of these studies a new catalyst was identified which offers slightly superior stereoselectivity as compared to the previously reported best catalyst. NBO calculations have revealed that the higher stereoselectivity can arguably not be explained by the variation of the effective charge.

  8. E-2-Benzylidenebenzocycloalkanones. IV. Studies on transmission of substituent effects on 13C NMR chemical shifts of E-2-(X-benzylidene)-1-tetralones, and -benzosuberones. Comparison with the 13C NMR data of chalcones and E-2-(X-benzylidene)-1-indanones

    Perjési, Pál; Linnanto, Juha; Kolehmainen, Erkki; Ősz, Erzsébet; Virtanen, Elina


    Single substituent parameter (SSP) and dual substituent parameter (DSP) analyses were applied to study the transmission of substituent effects on selected 13C NMR chemical shifts of the cyclic chalcone analogues, E-2-(4'-X-benzylidene)-1-tetralones ( 2) and E-2-(4'-X-benzylidene)-1-benzosuberones ( 3). In order to study how the geometry of the cyclic chalcone analogues affects the transmission of substituent effects similar investigations with the respective chalcones ( 4) were also performed. The results obtained earlier with the five-membered analogue E-2-(4'-X-benzylidene)-1-indanones ( 1) were also involved in the comparisons. Geometry optimization of the unsubstituted 1a, 2a, 3a and 4a as well as the substituted 2 and 3 was performed by ab initio quantum chemical calculations. Both SSP and DSP analyses reflected that resonance effects contribute more to the chemical shift of C-α (C2), while inductive effects primarily affect that of C-β (C10) of the enone moiety of all the four series. This latter effect, however, is far not as pronounced as that of the former one. It was found that DSP analysis data ( ρF and ρR values) of transmission of substituent effects on the δC2 data can serve as a measure of choice to study the conformation (planarity) of the investigated enones in the four series.

  9. Effect of halogen substitutions on dUMP to stability of thymidylate synthase/dUMP/mTHF ternary complex using molecular dynamics simulation.

    Kaiyawet, Nopporn; Rungrotmongkol, Thanyada; Hannongbua, Supot


    The stability of the thymidylate synthase (TS)/2-deoxyuridine-5-monophosphate (dUMP)/5,10-methylene-5,6,7,8-tetrahydrofolate (mTHF) ternary complex formation and Michael addition are considered as important steps that are involved in the inhibition mechanism of the anticancer prodrug 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). Here, the effect of three different halogen substitutions on the C-5 position of the dUMP (XdUMPs = FdUMP, CldUMP, and BrdUMP), the normal substrate, on the stability of the TS/dUMP and TS/dUMP/mTHF binary and ternary complexes, respectively, was investigated via molecular dynamics simulation. The simulated results revealed that the stability of all the systems was substantially increased by mTHF binding to the catalytic pocket. In the ternary complex, a much greater stabilization of the dUMP and XdUMPs through electrostatic interactions, including charge-charge and hydrogen bond interactions, was found compared to mTHF. An additional unique hydrogen bond between the substituted fluorine of FdUMP and the hydroxyl group of the TS Y94 residue was observed in both the binary and ternary complexes. The distance between the S(-) atom of the TS C146 residue and the C6 atom of dUMP, at dUMP is substituted by a halogen atom. The MM/PBSA binding free energy revealed the significant role of the bridging waters around the ligands in the increased binding affinity (∼10 kcal/mol) of dUMP/XdUMP, either alone or together with mTHF, toward TS. The order of the averaged binding affinity in the ternary systems was found to be CldUMP ≈ FdUMP > dUMP > BrdUMP, suggesting that CldUMP could be a potent candidate TS inhibitor, the same as FdUMP (the metabolite form of 5-FU).

  10. Synthesis and structural characterization of silver(I), copper(I) coordination polymers and a helicate palladium(II) complex of dipyrrolylmethane-based dipyrazole ligands: the effect of meso substituents on structural formation.

    Guchhait, Tapas; Barua, Bhagyasree; Biswas, Aritra; Basak, Biswanath; Mani, Ganesan


    A new class of multidentate dipyrrolylmethane based ditopic tecton, 1,9-bis(3,5-dimethylpyrazolylmethyl)dipyrrolylmethane, containing diethyl (L1) or cyclohexylidene (L2) substituents at the meso carbon atom were readily synthesized in 28-45% yields in two different ways starting from dipyrrolylmethanes. A one dimensional coordination polymer structure ([(L2)Ag][BF4])n was obtained when L2 was treated with AgBF4, whereas the analogous reaction between L1 and AgBF4 afforded the dicationic binuclear metallacycle complex [(L1)2Ag2][BF4]2. In addition, yet another coordination polymeric structure [(L1)CuI]n was obtained from the reaction between L1 and CuI. The analogous reaction of L1 with [Pd(PhCN)2Cl2] afforded the binuclear palladium complex [(L1)2Pd2Cl4] having a double-stranded helicate structure. The observed structural differences are attributed to the effects of the substituents present at the meso carbon atom of the ligand, in addition to the nature of the metal centre, coordination number and the preferred geometry.

  11. Effects of halogenated dibenzo-p-dioxins on the growth of grassy plants: Determination of hazards in mammals fed with contaminated biomass

    Kuntsevich, A.D.; Golovkov, V.F.; Chernov, S.A. [Center for Ecotoximetry, Moscow (Russian Federation)] [and others


    Halogenated dibenzo-p-dioxins are known to be constant factors of environmental pollution. They are polytropic cell venoms capable of accumulating in the organic matter of the biosphere and being redistributed along food chains. This work was designed to study the dynamics of plant growth in the presence of halogenated dibenzo-p-dioxins and to evaluate the risk incurred by mammals feeding on the contaminated photomass. Our data suggest that halogenate dibenzo-p-dioxins can act as systemic regulators of plant growth. The compound can be transferred by the plant vascular system, a process that makes them toxic and hazardous to mammals. 3 refs., 1 fig., 1 tab.

  12. Effect of the nature of the substituent in N-alkylimidazole ligands on the outcome of deprotonation: ring opening versus the formation of N-heterocyclic carbene complexes.

    Huertos, Miguel A; Pérez, Julio; Riera, Lucía; Díaz, Jesús; López, Ramón


    Complexes [Re(CO)(3)(N-RIm)(3)]OTf (N-RIm=N-alkylimidazole, OTf=trifluoromethanesulfonate; 1a-d) have been straightforwardly synthesised from [Re(OTf)(CO)(5)] and the appropriate N-alkylimidazole. The reaction of compounds 1a-d with the strong base KN(SiMe(3))(2) led to deprotonation of a central C-H group of an imidazole ligand, thus affording very highly reactive derivatives. The latter can evolve through two different pathways, depending on the nature of the substituents of the imidazole ligands. Compound 1a contains three N-MeIm ligands, and its product 2a features a C-bound imidazol-2-yl ligand. When 2a is treated with HOTf or MeOTf, rhenium N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) 3a or 4a are afforded as a result of the protonation or methylation, respectively, of the non-coordinated N atom. The reaction of 2a with [AuCl(PPh(3))] led to the heterobimetallic compound 5, in which the N-heterocyclic ligand is once again N-bound to the Re atom and C-coordinated to the gold fragment. For compounds 1b-d, with at least one N-arylimidazole ligand, deprotonation led to an unprecedented reactivity pattern: the carbanion generated by the deprotonation of the C2-H group of an imidazole ligand attacks a central C-H group of a neighbouring N-RIm ligand, thus affording the product of C-C coupling and ring-opening of the imidazole moiety that has been attacked (2c, d). The new complexes featured an amido-type N atom that can be protonated or methylated, thus obtaining compounds 3c, d or 4c, d, respectively. The latter reaction forces a change in the disposition of the olefinic unit generated by the ring-opening of the N-RIm ligand from a cisoid to a transoid geometry. Theoretical calculations help to rationalise the experimental observation of ring-opening (when at least one of the substituents of the imidazole ligands is an aryl group) or tautomerisation of the N-heterocyclic ligand to afford the imidazol-2-yl product.

  13. Design and Characterization of Heteroleptic Ruthenium Complexes Containing Benzimidazole Ligands for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: The Effect of Fluorine Substituents on Photovoltaic Performance.

    Huang, Wei-Kai; Wu, Hui-Ping; Lin, Pi-Lun; Lee, Yuan-Pern; Diau, Eric Wei-Guang


    We designed heteroleptic ruthenium complexes (RD12-RD15) containing fluoro-substituted benzimidazole ligands for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). These dyes were synthesized according to a typical one-pot procedure with the corresponding ancillary ligands produced in two simple steps; they were prepared into DSSC devices according to the same conditions of fabrication. The eventual devices show a systematic trend of increasing VOC and decreasing JSC with fluorine atoms of increasing number substituted on the ligand. The charge-extraction results show that upward shifts of the TiO2 potential occurred when the fluoro-substituted dyes were sensitized on TiO2 with a systematic trend of shift N719 > RD15 (with 5 F) > RD12 (with 2 F) >RD5 (no F); the intensity-modulated photovoltage spectra indicate that those fluoro substituents retard charge recombination with the electron lifetimes (τR) in the order RD15 > RD12 > RD5 > N719, consistent with the variation of VOC for the systems.

  14. Computational study on the effects of substituent and heteroatom on physical properties and solar cell performance in donor-acceptor conjugated polymers based on benzodithiophene.

    Zhang, Lvyong; Shen, Wei; He, Rongxing; Liu, Xiaorui; Fu, Zhiyong; Li, Ming


    Computationally driven material design has attracted increasing interest to accelerate the search for optimal conjugated donor materials in bulk heterojunction organic solar cells. A series of novel copolymers containing benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b']dithiophene (BDT) and thieno[3,4-c]pyrrole-4,6-dione (TPD) derivatives were simulated by density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT). We performed a systematic study on the influences on molecular geometry parameters, electronic properties, optical properties, photovoltaic performances, and intermolecular stacking as well as hole mobility when different chalcogenophenes in TPD derivatives were used and functional groups with different electron-withdrawing abilities such as alkyl, fluorine, sufonyl, and cyano were introduced to the nitrogen positions in electron-deficient units. The substitution position of electron-withdrawing groups may cause little steric hindrance to the neighboring donor units, especially fluorine and cyano group. It was found that the incorporation of these new electron-deficient substituents and sulfur-selenium exchange can be applicable to further modify and optimize existing molecular structures. Our findings will provide valuable guidance and chemical methodologies for a judicious material design of conjugated polymers for solar cell applications with desirable photovoltaic characteristics.

  15. Voltammetric oxidation of Hantzsch 1,4-dihydropyridines in protic media: substituent effect on positions 3,4,5 of the heterocyclic ring

    Arguello, J.; Nunez-Vergara, L.J.; Sturm, J.C.; Squella, J.A. [University of Chile, Santiago (Chile). Bioelectrochemistry Laboratory


    A detailed study was done of the electrochemical oxidation of some 1,4-dihydropyridine (1,4-DHP) derivatives in order to determine the influence of the substituents in the heterocyclic ring. Two types of derivatives were synthesized, namely, 3,5-(substituted)-4-(5{sup '}-nitro-2'-furyl)-l,4-DHP for series A, and 3,5-dicarboethoxy-4-(substituted or non-substituted)-l,4-DHP for series B. Voltammetry, coulometry, controlled potential electrolysis, UV-vis spectroscopy and GC-MS techniques were employed to collect data that permitted to postulate oxidation mechanisms in a protic medium. In acid media, at pH < 4, all derivatives follow oxidation mechanisms obeying the ECE sequence. However, at pH > 4, series A derivatives follow an ECEC sequence, while series B derivatives obey a DISP1 mechanism. In both cases, the uptake of proton at N-1 by the OH{sup -} ion of the media was the rate-determining step. (author)

  16. Halogen-Bond Effects on the Thermo- and Photochromic Behaviour of Anil-Based Molecular Co-crystals.

    Carletta, Andrea; Spinelli, Floriana; d'Agostino, Simone; Ventura, Barbara; Chierotti, Michele R; Gobetto, Roberto; Wouters, Johan; Grepioni, Fabrizia


    N-Salicilideneanilines are among the most studied thermo- and photochromic systems in the solid state. Although thermochromism is a general property of crystalline N-salicilideneanilines, photochromism is known in a limited number of cases. As a method for the construction of thermo- and photo-responsive molecular architectures, the co-crystallisation of 1,2,4,5-tetrafluoro-3,6-diiodobenzene (I2F4) with three selected imines of o-vanillin, named 1, 2 and 3, obtained through a condensation reaction with 3-aminopyridine, 4-bromoaniline and 4-iodoaniline, respectively, is reported herein. All crystals and co-crystals have been characterised by means of solid-state complementary techniques (X-ray diffraction, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, absorption and emission spectroscopy). The role of halogen bonding and crystal packing in the optical and chromic properties of all solid materials is discussed. All solids exhibit thermochromic behaviour, and three of them (2, 22 ⋅I2F4 and 32 ⋅I2F4) are also photochromic. Imine derivative 3 crystallises in two different polymorphic forms (3 A and 3 B) and a solvate (3Solv ). The bromo and iodo derivatives, 2 and 3 B, are isomorphous and form isomorphous co-crystals with I2F4, but behave differently when exposed to UV light because only crystalline 2 is photochromic. Interestingly, the replacement of bromine with iodine seems to turn off the photochromism because crystalline 3 A and 3Solv , and even the 20.7 30.3 solid solution, do not manifest photochromic behaviour.

  17. Review of Rate Constants and Exploration of Correlations of the Halogen Transfer Reaction of Tri-substituted Carbon-centered Radicals with Molecular Halogens

    Poutsma, Marvin L [ORNL


    Rate constants for the reaction (R 3C + X2 R 3CX + X ; X = F, Cl, Br, and I) are reviewed. Because of curved Arrhenius plots and negative EX values, empirical structure-reactivity correlations are sought for log kX,298 rather than EX. The well-known poor correlation with measures of reaction enthalpy is demonstrated. The best quantitative predictor for R 3C is p, the sum of the Hammett p constants for the three substituents, R . Electronegative substituents with lone pairs, such as halogen or oxygen, thus appear to destabilize the formation of a polarized pre-reaction complex and/or TS ( +R---X---X -) by -inductive/field electron withdrawal while simultaneously stabilizing them by -resonance electron donation. The best quantitative predictor of the reactivity order of the halogens, I2 > Br2 >> Cl2 F2, is the polarizability of the halogen, (X-X). For the data set of 60 rate constants which span 6.5 orders of magnitude, a modestly successful correlation of log kX,298 is achieved with only two parameters, p and (X-X), with a mean unsigned deviation of 0.59 log units. How much of this residual variance is the result of inaccuracies in the data compared with over-simplification of the correlation approach remains to be seen.

  18. Lewis Acid and Substituent Effects on the Molecular Mechanism for the Nazarov Reaction of Penta-1,4-dien-3-one and Derivatives. A Topological Analysis Based on the Combined Use of Electron Localization Function and Catastrophe Theory.

    Polo, Victor; Andrés, Juan


    The joint use of the topological analysis provided by the electron localization function (ELF) and catastrophe theory (CT), at the B3LYP/6-31G(d) calculation level, allows us to examine the Lewis acid (protonation H(+) and presence of BH3) and the role of an electron donor substituent (-OCH3) at α and β positions along the course of the molecular mechanism for the Nazarov rearrangement of penta-1,4-dien-3-one and eight derivatives. The progress of the reaction is monitored by the changes of the ELF structural stability domains (SSDs), each change being controlled by a turning point derived from CT. These SSDs and the corresponding turning points are associated with a sequence of elementary chemical steps. Along the cyclization path of penta-1,4-diene-3-one, four SSDs as well as three turning points (cusp1-fold1-cusp2) have been characterized. The first and second SSDs correspond to a polarization of the C-O bond and electronic redistribution among the C-C bonds, respectively, and they can be associated with the formation of an oxyallyl structure. The third and fourth SSDs can be assigned to the ring closure process. Protonation of the oxygen atom shifts the reactive directly into the second SSD, greatly reducing the activation and reaction energies. The electronic effects due to Lewis acids and electron donor substituents have been rationalized in terms of calculations of mesomeric structures from ELF basin populations. The combination of Lewis acids together with α and β -OCH3 substitutions renders a cooperative and competitive effect on activation and reaction free energies, respectively.

  19. Computational investigations into the substituent effects of -N₃, -NF₂, -NO₂, and -NH₂ on the structure, sensitivity and detonation properties of N, N'-azobis(1,2,4-triazole).

    Yang, Junqing; Yan, Hua; Wang, Guixiang; Zhang, Xueli; Wang, Tianyi; Gong, Xuedong


    A series of derivatives of N, N'-azobis(1,2,4-triazole) substituted by -N₃, -NF₂, -NO₂, and -NH₂ groups was studied using the density functional theory method. To reveal the orbital interactions clearly and interpret the stability of the title compounds, natural bonding orbital (NBO) analysis was carried out. Strong p-π and π-π conjugation interactions exist in molecules. Substituent effects on the geometrical and electronic structures, aromaticity of the triazole ring, electronic sensitivity, impact sensitivity, thermal stability, density, solid state heat of formation [ΔH(f)(s)], detonation velocity (D), detonation pressure (P), and specific impulse (I(s)) were investigated. Substituent groups have significant and differing effects on performance. -N₃, -NF₂, and -NO₂ groups are very helpful for enhancing D and P, but the case is different for the -NH₂ group. The order of the contribution of various groups to P and D is -NF₂> -NO₂ > -N₃ > -NH₂. -NF₂ brings the highest D and P, but the lowest I(s). -NO₂ results in the secondary highest D and P and the best electronic stability.-N₃ gives relatively low D, P and stability, but the highest ΔH(f)(s) and I(s). -NH₂ leads to the lowest D and P, while giving the best impact and thermal stabilities. Therefore, it is necessary to consider various aspects comprehensively according to the practical requirements for each compound designed. Taking both detonation performance and sensitivity into consideration, introducing -NH₂ and -N₃ into N, N'-azobis(1, 2, 4-triazole) may be a good choice for designing high-energy density materials.

  20. The Halogen Occultation Experiment

    Russell, James M., III; Gordley, Larry L.; Park, Jae H.; Drayson, S. R.; Hesketh, W. D.; Cicerone, Ralph J.; Tuck, Adrian F.; Frederick, John E.; Harries, John E.; Crutzen, Paul J.


    The Halogen Occultation Experiment (HALOE) uses solar occultation to measure vertical profiles of O3, HCl, HF, CH4, H2O, NO, NO2, aerosol extinction, and temperature versus pressure with an instantaneous vertical field of view of 1.6 km at the earth limb. Latitudinal coverage is from 80 deg S to 80 deg N over the course of 1 year and includes extensive observations of the Antarctic region during spring. The altitude range of the measurements extends from about 15 km to about 60-130 km, depending on channel. Experiment operations have been essentially flawless, and all performance criteria either meet or exceed specifications. Internal data consistency checks, comparisons with correlative measurements, and qualitative comparisons with 1985 atmospheric trace molecule spectroscopy (ATMOS) results are in good agreement. Examples of pressure versus latitude cross sections and a global orthographic projection for the September 21 to October 15, 1992, period show the utility of CH4, HF, and H2O as tracers, the occurrence of dehydration in the Antarctic lower stratosphere, the presence of the water vapor hygropause in the tropics, evidence of Antarctic air in the tropics, the influence of Hadley tropical upwelling, and the first global distribution of HCl, HF, and NO throughout the stratosphere. Nitric oxide measurements extend through the lower thermosphere.

  1. DFT study of the geometry and energy order of the low singlet and triplet states of [d4-eta5-CpMo(CO)2X] 16-electron complexes (X = halogen, CN, H, and CH3).

    Hasanayn, Faraj; Markarian, Marie-Zabel; Al-Rifai, Rasha


    DFT methods have been used to investigate the dependence of the geometry and energy order of the low energy states of [d(4)-eta(5)-CpMo(CO)(2)X] 16-electron complexes on X (X = halogen, CN, H and CH(3)). The calculations use a double-zeta plus polarization valence basis set on all atoms and utilize relativistic ECPs on Mo and the heavier halogens. In every case two singlet and two triplet electronic states have been considered and minimized at the B3LYP level. For X = Cl, additional calculations were carried out at the BPW91, CCSD(T), and CASSCF levels. In the C(s) point group, the singlet states are from the (1a')(2)(1a'')(2) and (1a')(2)(2a')(2) configurations of the valence d(4) electrons of the metal, and are denoted (1)A'-a and (1)A'-b, respectively. The triplet species are for the lowest (3)A'' and (3)A' states from the (1a')(2)(2a')(1)(1a'')(1) and (1a'')(2)(1a')(1)(2a')(1) d(4) configurations. For all substituents, the geometry of both the singlet and triplet states is found to distort substantially from the uniform 3-leg piano-stool structural motif, a behavior that can be related to Jahn-Teller effects. When X is a halogen or a methyl, (1)A'-b is predicted to be lower than (1)A'-a, while the reverse order of these two singlet states is calculated for X = H and CN. For all substituents (3)A' is substantially higher than (3)A''. In turn, the energy of (3)A'' is calculated to be comparable to the lower singlet state of each complex. Attempts are made to rationalize some of these results using qualitative MO theory.

  2. Halogenated compounds from marine algae.

    Cabrita, Maria Teresa; Vale, Carlos; Rauter, Amélia Pilar


    Marine algae produce a cocktail of halogenated metabolites with potential commercial value. Structures exhibited by these compounds go from acyclic entities with a linear chain to complex polycyclic molecules. Their medical and pharmaceutical application has been investigated for a few decades, however other properties, such as antifouling, are not to be discarded. Many compounds were discovered in the last years, although the need for new drugs keeps this field open as many algal species are poorly screened. The ecological role of marine algal halogenated metabolites has somehow been overlooked. This new research field will provide valuable and novel insight into the marine ecosystem dynamics as well as a new approach to comprehending biodiversity. Furthermore, understanding interactions between halogenated compound production by algae and the environment, including anthropogenic or global climate changes, is a challenging target for the coming years. Research of halogenated metabolites has been more focused on macroalgae than on phytoplankton. However, phytoplankton could be a very promising material since it is the base of the marine food chain with quick adaptation to environmental changes, which undoubtedly has consequences on secondary metabolism. This paper reviews recent progress on this field and presents trends on the role of marine algae as producers of halogenated compounds.

  3. Radical and Atom Transfer Halogenation (RATH): A Facile Route for Chemical and Polymer Functionalization.

    Han, Yi-Jen; Lin, Chia-Yu; Liang, Mong; Liu, Ying-Ling


    This work demonstrates a new halogenation reaction through sequential radical and halogen transfer reactions, named as "radical and atom transfer halogenation" (RATH). Both benzoxazine compounds and poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide) have been demonstrated as active species for RATH. Consequently, the halogenated compound becomes an active initiator of atom transfer radical polymerization. Combination of RATH and sequential ATRP provides an convenient and effective approach to prepare reactive and crosslinkable polymers. The RATH reaction opens a new window both to chemical synthesis and molecular design and preparation of polymeric materials.

  4. Evaluating the potential for halogen bonding in ketosteroid isomerase’s oxyanion hole using unnatural amino acid mutagenesis

    Kraut, Daniel A; Churchil, Michael J; Dawson, Phillip E


    There has recently been an increasing interest in controlling macromolecular conformations and interactions through halogen bonding. Halogen bonds are favorable electrostatic interactions between polarized, electropositive chlorine, bromine or iodine atoms and electronegative atoms such as oxygen or nitrogen. These interactions have been likened to hydrogen bonds both in terms of their favored acceptor molecules, their geometries, and their energetics. We asked whether a halogen bond could replace a hydrogen bond in the oxyanion hole of ketosteroid isomerase, using semi-synthetic enzyme containing para-halogenated phenylalanine derivatives to replace the tyrosine hydrogen bond donor. Formation of a halogen bond to the oxyanion in the transition state would be expected to rescue the effects of mutation to phenylalanine, but all of the halogenated enzymes were comparable in activity to the phenylalanine mutant. We conclude that, at least in this active site, a halogen bond cannot functionally replace a hydrogen bond. PMID:19260691

  5. 40 CFR 721.8675 - Halogenated pyridines.


    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Halogenated pyridines. 721.8675... Substances § 721.8675 Halogenated pyridines. (a) Chemical substances and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as halogenated pyridine (PMN P-83-1163)...

  6. Toxicity of gaseous halogenated organic compounds. (Latest citations from the NTIS bibliographic database). Published Search



    The bibliography contains citations concerning the toxicology of halogenated hydrocarbons and their health effects. Topics cover halogenated gases used as industrial chemicals, fire extinguishers, anesthetics, solvents, pesticides, and aerosol propellants. (Contains 50-250 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.) (Copyright NERAC, Inc. 1995)

  7. [New aspects for the evaluation of health effects caused by exposure against halogenated hydrocarbons at the working place. A literature review (author's transl)].

    Triebig, G


    Halogenated hydrocarbons with over 150 toxicological relevant substances represent a considerable group among the numerous noxes at the working-places. Tri- and perchloroethylene are industrially widely used solvents for cleaning, degreasing and extraction. At the workplace the main amount of intake occurs via lung. Hepato-, nephro-, neuro- and cardiotoxicological effects are important solvent-induced health impairments. If the valid maximum concentrations in the work area (MAK-value) for the specific substance is not exceeded, altogether health hazards are impropable. With information of the "Unfallverhütungsbericht" only 23 cases of intoxications at the workplace were indemnified in 1977 for the first time. The causes for this low number are: installation of closed equipments, automation of the procedures and improvement of the personal hygiene. However praxis in occupational medicine shows, that there is a great number of persons in small firms that has contact with these solvents. For the surveillance and judgement of these solvent-exposed persons exist two methods. First the airborne concentration of the chemical compound can be determined at the working area. Second the solvent and/or its metabolites can be quantitative analyzed in the biological material. This method, called "biological Monitoring (BM)" has important advantages. BM should be prefered in cases of non-continuous, short-term exposures to concentrations of high degree. The judgement has to be done in relation to biological permissible limits (Biologische Arbeitsstoff-Toleranz-Werte, BAT, biological threshold limit values, BTLV's). Based on our longtime experience this specific and sensitive method should be used with priority.

  8. A study of substituent effect on the oxidative strengths of sodium salts of N-bromo-arylsulphonamides: Kinetics and mechanism of oxidation of D-fructose and D-glucose in alkaline medium

    K M Usha; B Thimme Gowda


    N-Bromo-arylsulphonamides of different oxidizing strengths are used for studying the kinetics of oxidation of D-fructose and D-glucose in aqueous alkaline medium. The results are analysed and compared with those from the sodium salts of N-bromo-benzenesulphonamide and N-bromo-4-methylbenzenesulphonamide. The reactions show zero-order kinetics in [oxidant], fractional order in [Fru/Glu] and nearly first order in [OH-]. Rates of oxidation of fructose are higher than those for glucose with the same oxidant. Similarly, values for glucose oxidations are higher than those for fructose. The results are explained by a suitable mechanism and the related rate law is deduced. The effective oxidising species in the reactions of N-bromo-arylsulphonamides is Br+. The oxidative strengths of the latter therefore depend on the ease with which Br+ is released from them. The ease with which Br+ is released from Nbromo- arylsulphonamides depends on the electron density on the nitrogen atom of the sulphonamide group, which in turn depends on the nature of the substituent on the benzene ring. The validity of the Hammett equation has also been tested for oxidation of both fructose and glucose. Enthalpies and entropies of activations of the oxidations by all the N-bromo-arylsulphonamides correlate well. The effect of substitution on and log of the oxidations is also considered.

  9. Fine tuning of graphene properties by modification with aryl halogens

    Bouša, D.; Pumera, M.; Sedmidubský, D.; Šturala, J.; Luxa, J.; Mazánek, V.; Sofer, Z.


    Graphene and its derivatives belong to one of the most intensively studied materials. The radical reaction using halogen derivatives of arene-diazonium salts can be used for effective control of graphene's electronic properties. In our work we investigated the influence of halogen atoms (fluorine, chlorine, bromine and iodine) as well as their position on the benzene ring towards the electronic and electrochemical properties of modified graphenes. The electronegativity as well as the position of the halogen atoms on the benzene ring has crucial influence on graphene's properties due to the inductive and mesomeric effects. The results of resistivity measurement are in good agreement with the theoretical calculations of electron density within chemically modified graphene sheets. Such simple chemical modifications of graphene can be used for controllable and scalable synthesis of graphene with tunable transport properties.Graphene and its derivatives belong to one of the most intensively studied materials. The radical reaction using halogen derivatives of arene-diazonium salts can be used for effective control of graphene's electronic properties. In our work we investigated the influence of halogen atoms (fluorine, chlorine, bromine and iodine) as well as their position on the benzene ring towards the electronic and electrochemical properties of modified graphenes. The electronegativity as well as the position of the halogen atoms on the benzene ring has crucial influence on graphene's properties due to the inductive and mesomeric effects. The results of resistivity measurement are in good agreement with the theoretical calculations of electron density within chemically modified graphene sheets. Such simple chemical modifications of graphene can be used for controllable and scalable synthesis of graphene with tunable transport properties. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c5nr06295k

  10. Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose substituent analysis and rheological properties.

    Akinosho, Hannah; Hawkins, Samantha; Wicker, Louise


    The methyl and hydroxypropyl substituents in hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) affect the resulting gel properties. These substituents in five HPMC gels were characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), Raman spectroscopy, small-amplitude oscillatory shear measurements, and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). In FT-IR spectra, the most intense peak appeared at 1053 cm(-1), denoting the presence of the glucose ring. The ratio of peak intensities at 1452 cm(-1), which represents -C-H absorptions, and at 1053 cm(-1) (I1452/I1053) and percent methylation from gas chromatography exhibited a linear association (r(2)=0.6296). The broadening of the Raman spectra indicated that the relative crystallinity of HPMC decreases with increasing hydroxypropyl contents. DSC showed no linear relationship between the percent hydroxypropylation in HPMC and the percentage of free water in an HPMC gel. Small-amplitude oscillatory shear measurements revealed that the formation of an entanglements networks and/or weak gel depends on substituent contents.

  11. Mercury and halogens in coal: Chapter 2

    Kolker, Allan; Quick, Jeffrey C.; Granite, Evan J.; Pennline, Henry W.; Senior, Constance L.


    Apart from mercury itself, coal rank and halogen content are among the most important factors inherent in coal that determine the proportion of mercury captured by conventional controls during coal combustion. This chapter reviews how mercury in coal occurs, gives available concentration data for mercury in U.S. and international commercial coals, and provides an overview of the natural variation in halogens that influence mercury capture. Three databases, the U.S. Geological Survey coal quality (USGS COALQUAL) database for in-ground coals, and the 1999 and 2010 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Information Collection Request (ICR) databases for coals delivered to power stations, provide extensive results for mercury and other parameters that are compared in this chapter. In addition to the United States, detailed characterization of mercury is available on a nationwide basis for China, whose mean values in recent compilations are very similar to the United States in-ground mean of 0.17 ppm mercury. Available data for the next five largest producers (India, Australia, South Africa, the Russian Federation, and Indonesia) are more limited and with the possible exceptions of Australia and the Russian Federation, do not allow nationwide means for mercury in coal to be calculated. Chlorine in coal varies as a function of rank and correspondingly, depth of burial. As discussed elsewhere in this volume, on a proportional basis, bromine is more effective than chlorine in promoting mercury oxidation in flue gas and capture by conventional controls. The ratio of bromine to chlorine in coal is indicative of the proportion of halogens present in formation waters within a coal basin. This ratio is relatively constant except in coals that have interacted with deep-basin brines that have reached halite saturation, enriching residual fluids in bromine. Results presented here help optimize mercury capture by conventional controls and provide a starting point for

  12. Novel urea and bis-urea primaquine derivatives with hydroxyphenyl or halogenphenyl substituents: Synthesis and biological evaluation.

    Perković, I; Antunović, M; Marijanović, I; Pavić, K; Ester, K; Kralj, M; Vlainić, J; Kosalec, I; Schols, D; Hadjipavlou-Litina, D; Pontiki, E; Zorc, B


    A series of novel compounds 3a-j and 6a-j with primaquine and hydroxyl or halogen substituted benzene moieties bridged by urea or bis-urea functionalities were designed, synthesized and evaluated for biological activity. The title compounds were prepared using benzotriazole as the synthon, through several synthetic steps. 3-[3,5-Bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-1-{4-[(6-methoxyquinolin-8-yl)amino]pentyl}urea (3j) was the most active urea and 1-[({4-[(6-methoxyquinolin-8-yl)amino]pentyl}carbamoyl)amino]-3-[3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]urea (6h) the most active bis-urea derivative in antiproliferative screening in vitro against eight tested cancer cell lines. Urea derivatives 3a-g with hydroxy group or one halogen atom showed moderate antiproliferative effects against all the tested cell lines, but stronger activity against breast carcinoma MCF-7 cell line, while trifluoromethyl derivatives 3h-j showed antiproliferative effects against all the tested cell lines in low micromolar range. Finally, bis-ureas with hydroxy and fluoro substituents 6a-d showed extreme selectivity and chloro or bromo derivatives 6e-g high selectivity against MCF-7 cells (IC50 0.1-2.6 μM). p-Fluoro derivative 6d, namely 3-(4-fluorophenyl)-1-[({4-[(6-methoxyquinolin-8-yl)amino]pentyl}carbamoyl)amino]urea, is the most promising compound. Further biological experiments showed that 6d affected cell cycle and induced cell death of MCF-7 cell line. Due to its high activity against MCF-7 cell line (IC50 0.31 μM), extreme selectivity and full agreement with the Lipinski's and Gelovani's rules for prospective small molecular drugs, 6d may be considered as a lead compound in development of breast carcinoma drugs. Urea 3b and almost all bis-ureas showed high antioxidant activity in DPPH assay, but urea derivatives were more active in lipid peroxidation test. Only few compounds exhibited weak inhibition of soybean lipoxygenase. Compound 3j exhibited the strongest antimicrobial activity in susceptibility

  13. Effects of halogen doping on the photovoltaic properties of HC(NH2)2PbI3 perovskite solar cells

    Umemoto, Yuri; Suzuki, Atsushi; Oku, Takeo


    Fabrication and characterization of perovskite-based solar cell using TiO2 as an electron transporting layer and 2,2',7,7'-tetrakis-(N,N-di-4-methoxyphenylamino) -9,9'-spirobifluorene as a hole transporting layer (HTL) have been performed for improving the photovoltaic performance. The purpose of the present study is to investigate a role of halogen doping using iodine, bromine and chlorine compounds on the photovoltaic performance such as short-circuit current density, open-circuit voltage, conversion efficiency and microstructures of HC(NH2)2PbI3-x-yBrxCly perovskite solar cells. The photovoltaic properties were investigated by current-voltage curves under light irradiation, incident photon to current conversion efficiency, X-ray diffraction and optical microscopy. The photovoltaic performance and optical properties were influenced by halogen addition into the perovskite crystal structure.

  14. Comment on "Cosmic-ray-driven reaction and greenhouse effect of halogenated molecules: Culprits for atmospheric ozone depletion and global climate change"

    Müller, Rolf; Grooß, Jens-Uwe


    Lu's "cosmic-ray-driven electron-induced reaction (CRE) theory" is based on the assumption that the CRE reaction of halogenated molecules (e.g., chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), HCl, ClONO2) adsorbed or trapped in polar stratospheric clouds in the winter polar stratosphere is the key step in forming photoactive halogen species that are the cause of the springtime ozone hole. This theory has been extended to a warming theory of halogenated molecules for climate change. In this comment, we discuss the chemical and physical foundations of these theories and the conclusions derived from the theories. First, it is unclear whether the loss rates of halogenated molecules induced by dissociative electron attachment (DEA) observed in the laboratory can also be interpreted as atmospheric loss rates, but even if this were the case, the impact of DEA-induced reactions on polar chlorine activation and ozone loss in the stratosphere is limited. Second, we falsify several conclusions that are reported on the basis of the CRE theory: There is no polar ozone loss in darkness, there is no apparent 11-year periodicity in polar total ozone measurements, the age of air in the polar lower stratosphere is much older than 1-2 years, and the reported detection of a pronounced recovery (by about 20-25%) in Antarctic total ozone measurements by the year 2010 is in error. There are also conclusions about the future development of sea ice and global sea level which are fundamentally flawed because Archimedes' principle is neglected. Many elements of the CRE theory are based solely on correlations between certain datasets which are no substitute for providing physical and chemical mechanisms causing a particular behavior noticeable in observations. In summary, the CRE theory cannot be considered as an independent, alternative mechanism for polar stratospheric ozone loss and the conclusions on recent and future surface temperature and global sea level change do not have a physical basis.

  15. Additive effects in halogen hot atom chemistry. I. Nuclear reaction (. gamma. ,n) in bromobenzene, fluorobenzene-amine systems

    Liu, Y.; Fu, K.; Li, W.; Wang, T.


    (1) For observing the chemical effects of the nuclear reaction /sup 79/Br(..gamma..,n)/sup 78/Br in liquid bromobenzene, the nitrogen-containing compounds, such as aniline, diphenylamine, phenylhydrazine and pyridine, were used as additives respectively during irradiation. Similarly, aniline, diphenylamine, phenylhydrazine, dimethylaniline and pyridine were added in liquid fluorobenzene when the reaction /sup 19/F(..gamma..,n)/sup 18/F proceeded. The curves indicating the dependence of recoil atom retention to the additive mole concentration were plotted, and each curve typically showed the general characteristics of dropping sharply in low mol % of additive and gradually in high mol %. (2) The relative effectiveness of additives in depressing organic retention was revealed in the following order: phenylhydrazine > aniline greater than or equal to dimethylaniline > diphenylamine greater than or equal to pyridine. In our opinion the reactivity of nitrogen lone-pair electrons, which is influenced and bounded by the Pi-bond delocalization of the aromatic amine molecule, substantially determines this effectiveness order. (3) Adding the inert additive benzene or toluene to the fluorobenzene system, a linear dependence of retention to additive concentration was obtained. The contribution of the reactive functional group NHNH/sub 2/ of phenylhydrazine in reducing the retention chemically could be evaluated by the comparison of the benzene line with the phenylhydrazine curve.

  16. Investigation of H-bonding and halogen-bonding effects in dichloroacetic acid: DFT calculations of NQR parameters and QTAIM analysis.

    Esrafili, Mehdi D


    A theoretical study was performed to examine hydrogen and halogen bonds properties in gas phase and crystalline dichloroacetic acid (DCAA). The specific pattern of O-H∙∙∙O, C-H∙∙∙O, HCl, Cl∙∙∙O and Cl∙∙∙Cl interactions in DCAA dimers is described within the quantum theory of atoms in molecules (QTAIM) formalism. Based on QTAIM results, a partial covalent character is attributed to the O-H∙∙∙O hydrogen bonds in DCAA, whereas all the C-H∙∙∙O, Cl···O and Cl∙∙∙Cl intermolecular interactions are weak and basically electrostatic in nature. MP2/6-311++G** calculations indicate that the interaction energies for DCAA dimers lie in the range between -0.40 and -14.58 kcal mol(-1). One of the most important results of this study is that, according to energy decomposition analyses, halogen bonds are largely dependent on both electrostatic and dispersion interactions. For those nuclei participating in the hydrogen-bonding and halogen-bonding interactions, nuclear quadrupole coupling constants exhibit significant changes on going from the isolated molecule model to the crystalline DCAA. Of course, the magnitude of these changes at each nucleus depends directly on its amount of contribution to the interactions.

  17. PtCl2-catalyzed tandem enyne cyclization/1,2 ester migration reaction controlled by substituent effects of all-carbon 1,6-enynyl esters.

    Huo, Xing; Zhao, Changgui; Zhao, Gaoyuan; Tang, Shouchu; Li, Huilin; Xie, Xingang; She, Xuegong


    On the move: A novel PtCl2-catalyzed tandem 1,6-enyne cyclization/1,2-acyloxy migration reaction was developed, which was shown to be controlled by substitution effects. Using this method, a series of substituted enol esters containing the cyclopentenyl motif were prepared in moderate to high yields.

  18. Halogen radicals contribute to photooxidation in coastal and estuarine waters

    Parker, Kimberly M.; Mitch, William A.


    Although halogen radicals are recognized to form as products of hydroxyl radical (•OH) scavenging by halides, their contribution to the phototransformation of marine organic compounds has received little attention. We demonstrate that, relative to freshwater conditions, seawater halides can increase photodegradation rates of domoic acid, a marine algal toxin, and dimethyl sulfide, a volatile precursor to cloud condensation nuclei, up to fivefold. Using synthetic seawater solutions, we show that the increased photodegradation is specific to dissolved organic matter (DOM) and halides, rather than other seawater salt constituents (e.g., carbonates) or photoactive species (e.g., iron and nitrate). Experiments in synthetic and natural coastal and estuarine water samples demonstrate that the halide-specific increase in photodegradation could be attributed to photochemically generated halogen radicals rather than other photoproduced reactive intermediates [e.g., excited-state triplet DOM (3DOM*), reactive oxygen species]. Computational kinetic modeling indicates that seawater halogen radical concentrations are two to three orders of magnitude greater than freshwater •OH concentrations and sufficient to account for the observed halide-specific increase in photodegradation. Dark •OH generation by gamma radiolysis demonstrates that halogen radical production via •OH scavenging by halides is insufficient to explain the observed effect. Using sensitizer models for DOM chromophores, we show that halogen radicals are formed predominantly by direct oxidation of Cl- and Br- by 3DOM*, an •OH-independent pathway. Our results indicate that halogen radicals significantly contribute to the phototransformation of algal products in coastal or estuarine surface waters.

  19. [Near infrared light irradiator using halogen lamp].

    Ide, Yasuo


    The practical electric light bulb was invented by Thomas Alva Edison in 1879. Halogen lamp is the toughest and brightest electric light bulb. With light filter, it is used as a source of near infrared light. Super Lizer and Alphabeam are made as near infrared light irradiator using halogen lamp. The light emmited by Super Lizer is linear polarized near infrared light. The wave length is from 600 to 1,600 nm and strongest at about 1,000 nm. Concerning Super Lizer, there is evidence of analgesic effects and normalization of the sympathetic nervous system. Super Lizer has four types of probes. SG type is used for stellate ganglion irradiation. B type is used for narrow area irradiation. C and D types are for broad area irradiation. The output of Alphabeam is not polarized. The wave length is from 700 to 1,600 nm and the strongest length is about 1,000nm. Standard attachment is used for spot irradiation. Small attachment is used for stellate ganglion irradiation. Wide attachment is used for broad area irradiation. The effects of Alphabeam are thought to be similar to that of Super Lizer.

  20. S···X halogen bonds and H···X hydrogen bonds in H2CS-XY (XY = FF, ClF, ClCl, BrF, BrCl, and BrBr) complexes: cooperativity and solvent effect.

    Li, Qingzhong; Li, Ran; Zhou, Zhongjun; Li, Wenzuo; Cheng, Jianbo


    Using ab initio calculations, we have studied the structures, properties, and nature of halogen bonds in H(2)CS-XY (XY = FF, ClF, ClCl, BrF, BrCl, and BrBr) complexes. The results show that the ring-shaped complexes are formed by a halogen bond (S···X) and a secondary hydrogen bond (H···X). We also analyzed the H(2)CS-ClF-ClF and FCl-H(2)CS-ClF complexes to investigate the cooperative and diminutive halogen bonding. The cooperative effect of halogen bonding is found in the former, while the diminutive effect is present in the latter. We finally considered the solvent effect on the halogen bond in H(2)CS-BrCl complex and found that the solvent has a prominent enhancing effect on it. The complexes have also been analyzed with natural bond orbital, atoms in molecules, and symmetry adapted perturbation theory method.

  1. Substituent Effects on Regioselectivity of the Diels-Alder Reactions: Reactions of 10-Allyl-1,8-dichloroanthracene with 2-Chloroacrylonitrile, 1-Cyanovinyl Acetate and Phenyl Vinyl Sulfone

    Mujeeb A. Sultan


    Full Text Available Diels-Alder reaction of 10-allyl-1,8-dichloroanthracene (3 with 2-chloroacrylonitrile (4 and 1-cyanovinyl acetate (5 gives exclusively the ortho isomer while its reaction with phenyl vinyl sulfone (10 yields a mixture of two isomeric adducts with priority to ortho isomer. The reactions proceeded under microwave condition in xylene. Configurations of these isomers have been assigned with the help of NMR spectra. The results indicated that the steric effect is dominating toward the isomer regioselectivity in the Diels-Alder reaction of the present compounds.

  2. Effect of substituents on prediction of TLC retention of tetra-dentate Schiff bases and their Copper(II) and Nickel(II) complexes.

    Stevanović, Nikola R; Perušković, Danica S; Gašić, Uroš M; Antunović, Vesna R; Lolić, Aleksandar Đ; Baošić, Rada M


    The objectives of this study were to gain insights into structure-retention relationships and to propose the model to estimating their retention. Chromatographic investigation of series of 36 Schiff bases and their copper(II) and nickel(II) complexes was performed under both normal- and reverse-phase conditions. Chemical structures of the compounds were characterized by molecular descriptors which are calculated from the structure and related to the chromatographic retention parameters by multiple linear regression analysis. Effects of chelation on retention parameters of investigated compounds, under normal- and reverse-phase chromatographic conditions, were analyzed by principal component analysis, quantitative structure-retention relationship and quantitative structure-activity relationship models were developed on the basis of theoretical molecular descriptors, calculated exclusively from molecular structure, and parameters of retention and lipophilicity. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  3. [Halogenated natural products from the marine-derived actinobacteria and their halogenation mechanism].

    Tan, Yi; Zhou, Hong-xia; Wang, Yi-guang; Gan, Mao-luo; Yang, Zhao-yong


    In the last decade, along with the development of taxonomy research in marine-derived actinobacteria, more and more halogenated natural products were discovered from marine actinobacteria. Most of them showed good biological activity and unique structure compared to those from land. The special halogenation mechanism in some compounds' biosynthesis has drawn great attention. So in this review, we focus on the halogenated natural products from marine actinobacteria and their halogenation mechanisms.

  4. New halogenated constituents from Mangifera zeylanica Hook.f. and their potential anti-cancer effects in breast and ovarian cancer cells.

    Ediriweera, Meran Keshawa; Tennekoon, Kamani Hemamala; Adhikari, Achyut; Samarakoon, Sameera Ranganath; Thabrew, Ira; de Silva, E Dilip


    Mangifera zeylanica Hook.f. (Anacardiaceae) is a plant endemic to Sri Lanka. Its bark has been used in traditional and Ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of various diseases including some cancers. This study was planned to isolate and identify potentially cytotoxic compounds from the bark of M. zeylanica, which may have contributed to its ethno pharmacological use in the treatment of cancer. The chloroform extract of M. zeylanica bark which is cytotoxic to breast and ovarian cancer cells was fractionated using column chromatography and preparative reversed phase high performance liquid chromatography to isolate four compounds. Structures of the isolated compounds were elucidated by means of (1)H- and (13)C NMR spectroscopy, and mass spectrometric techniques. Cytotoxic potential of the isolated compounds was tested in MDA-MB-231 (triple negative breast cancer), MCF-7 (estrogen receptor positive breast cancer), SKOV-3 (ovarian epithelial cancer) and MCF-10A (normal mammary epithelial) cells by SRB assay. Human cancer drug target real-time PCR array was carried out to analyze regulation of possible cancer drug target genes in compound 2 treated triple negative breast cancer cells. DPPH radical scavenging and caspase 3 and 7 induction in response to isolated compounds were also studied. Two new halogenated compounds, bromomangiferic acid (1), and chloromangiferamide (2) along with two known compounds quercetin (3), and catechin (4), were isolated from the bark of Mangifera zeylanica for the first time. Interestingly, chloromangiferamide showed cytotoxicity only to triple negative breast cancer cells [IC50:73.19±0.87µM (24h), 56.29±0.86µM (48h)] with no cytotoxicity to other two cancer cell lines or to normal mammary epithelial cells. Quercetin and catechin were cytotoxic to all three cancer cell lines while bromomangiferic acid had no effect. Chloromangiferamide significantly regulated expression of genes associated with apoptosis, drug metabolism, cell cycle

  5. Contraceptive progestins. Various 11-substituents combined with four 17-substituents: 17alpha-ethynyl, five- and six-membered spiromethylene ethers or six-membered spiromethylene lactones.

    Schoonen, W G; Deckers, G; de Gooijer, M E; de Ries, R; Mathijssen-Mommers, G; Hamersma, H; Kloosterboer, H J


    estrogenic or clear androgenic binding and transactivation potential except for a six-membered-spiromethylene lactone with a propynyl group. This compound showed strong androgenic binding. The glucocorticoid binding and transactivation were very low for the compounds with the 17alpha-ethynyl and the five-membered-spiromethylene ether groups, whereas both six-membered-spiro series showed, clearly with methyl and ethynyl substituents, and less pronounced with methylene and ethenyl, higher binding and transactivation values. For the 17alpha-ethynyl series, the McPhail test showed high potencies with methylene, methyl and ethenyl substituents after oral treatment or with propenyl after subcutaneous administration. The introduction of the spiro substituents in position 17 led to high potencies for other 11-substituents as well. Besides methyl, also ethyl, ethynyl and propynyl were potent substituents. With ovulation inhibition tests, the ethyl, ethenyl and ethynyl substituents were the more potent compounds in all four series. However, compounds with methyl or ethynyl additions appeared to be glucocorticoidal in the hormone screening test irrespective of the 17-substituent, while with the three spiro series even methylene and ethenyl groups became active. Androgenicity was only observed at dose levels at or above 5 mg/kg, which is 2.5-fold weaker than ETG. Moreover, estrogenicity appeared negligible with the three spiro series, while with the 17alpha-ethynyl series methyl, ethyl, ethenyl and ethynyl substituents, a very high estrogenic potential was assessed. Based on the high efficacy and low side-effects, the following compounds show a high selectivity: 17alpha-ethynyl with ethyl, ethenyl and 2-propenyl substituents, six-membered spiromethylene ether with ethyl and six-membered-spiromethylene lactone with ethyl, 2-propenyl or 1-propynyl substituents. (ABSTRACT TRUNCATED)

  6. Toward rational design of amines for CO2 capture: Substituent effect on kinetic process for the reaction of monoethanolamine with CO2.

    Xie, Hongbin; Wang, Pan; He, Ning; Yang, Xianhai; Chen, Jingwen


    Amines have been considered as promising candidates for post-combustion CO2 capture. A mechanistic understanding for the chemical processes involved in the capture and release of CO2 is important for the rational design of amines. In this study, the structural effects of amines on the kinetic competition among three typical products (carbamates, carbamic acids and bicarbonate) from amines+CO2 were investigated, in contrast to previous thermodynamic studies to tune the reaction of amines with CO2 based on desirable reaction enthalpy and reaction stoichiometry. We used a quantum chemical method to calculate the activation energies (Ea) for the reactions of a range of substituted monoethanolamines with CO2 covering three pathways to the three products. The results indicate that the formation of carbamates is the most favorable, among the three considered products. In addition, we found that the Ea values for all pathways linearly correlate with pKa of amines, and more importantly, the kinetic competition between carbamate and bicarbonate absorption pathways varies with pKa of the amines, i.e. stronger basicity results in less difference in Ea. These results highlight the importance of the consideration of kinetic competition among different reaction pathways in amine design.

  7. N-Salicylideneamine Derivatives with TEMPO Substituents

    Shin’ichi Nakatsuji


    Full Text Available Three N-salicylideneamine derivatives bearing TEMPO (2,2,6,6-tetra- methyl-1-piperidinyloxy substituents were prepared in order to study their structure and property relationships and to investigate the possibilities of the existence of heat and/or light responsive magnetic properties. Curie-Weiss behavior with weak ferromagnetic intermolecular spin-spin interactions was observed in one of the radicals, while antiferromagnetic interactions were predominant for the other radicals and the structure-property relationships were investigated for the radical compounds from their crystal structures obtained by X-ray analyses. Preliminary results of the examination of their responses towards light and heat are also described.

  8. Influence of saponins on the biodegradation of halogenated phenols.

    Kaczorek, Ewa; Smułek, Wojciech; Zdarta, Agata; Sawczuk, Agata; Zgoła-Grześkowiak, Agnieszka


    Biotransformation of aromatic compounds is a challenge due to their low aqueous solubility and sorptive losses. The main obstacle in this process is binding of organic pollutants to the microbial cell surface. To overcome these, we applied saponins from plant extract to the microbial culture, to increase pollutants solubility and enhance diffusive massive transfer. This study investigated the efficiency of Quillaja saponaria and Sapindus mukorossi saponins-rich extracts on biodegradation of halogenated phenols by Raoultella planticola WS2 and Pseudomonas sp. OS2, as an effect of cell surface modification of tested strains. Both strains display changes in inner membrane permeability and cell surface hydrophobicity in the presence of saponins during the process of halogenated phenols biotransformation. This allows them to more efficient pollutants removal from the environment. However, only in case of the Pseudomonas sp. OS2 the addition of surfactants to the culture improved effectiveness of bromo-, chloro- and fluorophenols biodegradation. Also introduction of surfactant allowed higher biodegradability of halogenated phenols and can shorten the process. Therefore this suggests that usage of plant saponins can indicate more successful halogenated phenols biodegradation for selected strains.

  9. Volatile halogenated hydrocarbons in foods

    Miyahara, Makoto; Toyoda, Masatake; Saito, Yukio [National Institute of Health Services, Tokyo (Japan)] [and others


    Volatile halogenated organic compounds were determined in foods. Statistical treatment of the data for 13 sampled from 20 families living in suburban Tokyo (Saitama prefecture) indicated that the foods were contaminated by water pollution and/or substances introduced by the process of food production. Butter and margarine were contaminated by chlorinated ethylene, ethane, and related compounds released by dry cleaning and other operations. Soybean sprouts and tofu (soybean curd) contained chloroform and related trihalomethanes absorbed during the production process. 27 refs., 6 figs., 5 tabs.

  10. Stereoselective Halogenation in Natural Product Synthesis.

    Chung, Won-jin; Vanderwal, Christopher D


    At last count, nearly 5000 halogenated natural products have been discovered. In approximately half of these compounds, the carbon atom to which the halogen is bound is sp(3) -hybridized; therefore, there are an enormous number of natural products for which stereocontrolled halogenation must be a critical component of any synthesis strategy. In this Review, we critically discuss the methods and strategies used for stereoselective introduction of halogen atoms in the context of natural product synthesis. Using the successes of the past, we also attempt to identify gaps in our synthesis technology that would aid the synthesis of halogenated natural products, as well as existing methods that have not yet seen application in complex molecule synthesis. The chemistry described herein demonstrates yet again how natural products continue to provide the inspiration for critical advances in chemical synthesis.

  11. Halogens and their role in polar boundary-layer ozone depletion

    W. R. Simpson


    Full Text Available During springtime in the polar regions, unique photochemistry converts inert halide salts ions (e.g. Br into reactive halogen species (e.g. Br atoms and BrO that deplete ozone in the boundary layer to near zero levels. Since their discovery in the late 1980s, research on ozone depletion events (ODEs has made great advances; however many key processes remain poorly understood. In this article we review the history, chemistry, dependence on environmental conditions, and impacts of ODEs. This research has shown the central role of bromine photochemistry, but how salts are transported from the ocean and are oxidized to become reactive halogen species in the air is still not fully understood. Halogens other than bromine (chlorine and iodine are also activated through incompletely understood mechanisms that are probably coupled to bromine chemistry. The main consequence of halogen activation is chemical destruction of ozone, which removes the primary precursor of atmospheric oxidation, and generation of reactive halogen atoms/oxides that become the primary oxidizing species. The different reactivity of halogens as compared to OH and ozone has broad impacts on atmospheric chemistry, including near complete removal and deposition of mercury, alteration of oxidation fates for organic gases, and export of bromine into the free troposphere. Recent changes in the climate of the Arctic and state of the Arctic sea ice cover are likely to have strong effects on halogen activation and ODEs; however, more research is needed to make meaningful predictions of these changes.

  12. Halogen Chemistry on Catalytic Surfaces.

    Moser, Maximilian; Pérez-Ramírez, Javier


    Halogens are key building blocks for the manufacture of high-value products such as chemicals, plastics, and pharmaceuticals. The catalytic oxidation of HCl and HBr is an attractive route to recover chlorine and bromine in order to ensure the sustainability of the production processes. Very few materials withstand the high corrosiveness and the strong exothermicity of the reactions and among them RuO2 and CeO2-based catalysts have been successfully applied in HCl oxidation. The search for efficient systems for HBr oxidation was initiated by extrapolating the results of HCl oxidation based on the chemical similarity of these reactions. Interestingly, despite its inactivity in HCl oxidation, TiO2 was found to be an outstanding HBr oxidation catalyst, which highlighted that the latter reaction is more complex than previously assumed. Herein, we discuss the results of recent comparative studies of HCl and HBr oxidation on both rutile-type (RuO2, IrO2, and TiO2) and ceria-based catalysts using a combination of advanced experimental and theoretical methods to provide deeper molecular-level understanding of the reactions. This knowledge aids the design of the next-generation catalysts for halogen recycling.

  13. Halogen versus halide electronic structure

    Willem-Jan; van; Zeist; F.Matthias; Bickelhaupt


    Halide anions X-are known to show a decreasing proton affinity(PA),as X descends in the periodic table along series F,Cl,Br and I.But it is also well-known that,along this series,the halogen atom X becomes less electronegative(or more electropositive).This corresponds to an increasing energy of the valence np atomic orbital(AO) which,somewhat contradictorily,suggests that the electron donor capability and thus the PA of the halides should increase along the series F,Cl,Br,I.To reconcile these contradictory observations,we have carried out a detailed theoretical analysis of the electronic structure and bonding capability of the halide anions X-as well as the halogen radicals X-,using the molecular orbital(MO) models contained in Kohn-Sham density functional theory(DFT,at SAOP/TZ2P as well as OLYP/TZ2P levels) and ab initio theory(at the HF/TZ2P level).We also resolve an apparent intrinsic contradiction in Hartree-Fock theory between orbital-energy and PA trends.The results of our analyses are of direct relevance for understanding elementary organic reactions such as nucleophilic substitution(SN2) and base-induced elimination(E2) reactions.

  14. Electrochemiluminescent Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide via Some Luminol Imide Derivatives with Different Substituent Groups

    Tifeng Jiao


    Full Text Available Some luminol imide derivatives with different substituent groups have been designed and synthesized. Their electrochemiluminescence properties have been measured with a view to developing new biosensors. The ECL response to hydrogen peroxide in the presence of these luminescent derivatives has been investigated taking into account crucial factors such as the applied potential value, injection volume of hydrogen peroxide, and the substituent groups in molecular structures. The experimental data demonstrated that the substituent groups in these imide derivatives can have a profound effect upon the ECL abilities of these studied compounds. The present research work affords new and useful exploration for the design and development of new soft matter for ECL biosensors with luminol functional groups.

  15. 取代基效应对褐煤模型化合物离解焓影响的理论研究%Theoretical Study of Substituent Effects on Bond Dissociation Enthalpies in Lignite Model Compounds

    王新华; 冯莉; 曹泽星; 刘祥春; 汤海燕; 张曼


    为了探究褐煤热解过程中氧桥键C-O均裂这一重要反应,选取a-O-4和-O-4类结构单元作为褐煤模型化合物,运用不同密度泛函计算了部分模型化合物中C-O的离解焓,并以CBS-QB3作为理论基准值进行比较,最后选取M05-2X进行离解焓计算.结果显示,对于选定的a-O-4和-O-4类模型化合物,其平均离解焓分别为51.0 kcal/mol和66.1kcal/mol.周围取代环境能显著影响C-O离解焓,芳环上存在给电子基团(OH,OCH3和CH3)能降低C-O离解焓,而吸电子基团COOH则能增加其离解焓.然后深层次分析了取代基效应对C-O离解焓的影响.此外,分子内氢键的形成对离解焓也有很大的影响.C-O的离解焓与其键长没有特定的相关性,不能简单的通过C-O键长来预测其离解焓.%Lignite is an abundant natural resource that is a potential source of clean fuel and value-added chemicals.The mechanisms by which thermal and catalytic treatments deconstruct lignite remain elusive,which is where quantum mechanical calculations can offer fundamental insights.In order to investigate the cleavage of C-O bridge bond,which is the critical step in the thermal decomposition of lignite,the α-O-4 and β-O-4 types of structural units are selected as lignite model compounds to calculate the C-O bond dissociation enthalpies using several kinds of density functional theory methods (B3PW91,B3P86,PBE1PBE,BMK,M06-2X and M05-2X) at 6-3 l+G(d,p) level.By the comparison between the results and the theoretical benchmark values provided by CBS-QB3 method,M05-2X functional was applied for the calculations on C-O bond dissociation enthalpies.The present results indicate that the C-O average bond dissociation enthalpies are 51.0 kcal/mol and 66.1 kcal/mol for the α-O-4 and β-O-4 types of model compounds,respectively.Local substituents have a great effect on the C-O bond dissociation enthalpies,the C-O bond dissociation enthalpies will decrease when the adjacent arene rings are

  16. Using remote substituents to control solution structure and anion binding in lanthanide complexes

    Tropiano, Manuel; Blackburn, Octavia A.; Tilney, James A.


    of the molecule, at a substantial distance from the binding pocket. Herein, we explore these remote substituent effects and explain the observed behaviour through discussion of the way in which remote substituents can influence and control the global structure of a molecule through their demands upon...... to isophthalate through a well-defined conformer. Addition of steric bulk remote from the binding site restricts conformational mobility, giving rise to an increase in binding constant on entropic grounds as long as the ideal binding conformation is not excluded from the available range of conformers....

  17. Superior anticancer activity of halogenated chalcones and flavonols over the natural flavonol quercetin.

    Dias, Tatiana A; Duarte, Cecília L; Lima, Cristovao F; Proença, M Fernanda; Pereira-Wilson, Cristina


    A series of chalcone and flavonol derivatives were synthesized in good yield by an eco-friendly approach. A pharmacological evaluation was performed with the human colorectal carcinoma cell line HCT116 and revealed that the anticancer activity of flavonols was higher when compared with that of the respective chalcone precursors. The antiproliferative activity of halogenated derivatives increases as the substituent in the 3- or 4-positon of the B-ring goes from F to Cl and to Br. In addition, halogens in position 3 enhance anticancer activity in chalcones whereas for flavonol derivatives the best performance was registered for the 4-substituted derivatives. Flow cytometry analysis showed that compounds 3p and 4o induced cell cycle arrest and apoptosis as demonstrated by increased S, G2/M and sub-G1 phases. These data were corroborated by western blot and fluorescence microscopy analysis. In summary, halogenated chalcones and flavonols were successfully prepared and presented high anticancer activity as shown by their cell growth and cell cycle inhibitory potential against HCT116 cells, superior to that of quercetin, used as a positive control.

  18. Halogen Bonding in Hypervalent Iodine Compounds.

    Catalano, Luca; Cavallo, Gabriella; Metrangolo, Pierangelo; Resnati, Giuseppe; Terraneo, Giancarlo

    Halogen bonds occur when electrophilic halogens (Lewis acids) attractively interact with donors of electron density (Lewis bases). This term is commonly used for interactions undertaken by monovalent halogen derivatives. The aim of this chapter is to show that the geometric features of the bonding pattern around iodine in its hypervalent derivatives justify the understanding of some of the longer bonds as halogen bonds. We suggest that interactions directionality in ionic and neutral λ(3)-iodane derivatives is evidence that the electron density distribution around iodine atoms is anisotropic, a region of most positive electrostatic potential exists on the extensions of the covalent bonds formed by iodine, and these positive caps affect, or even determine, the crystal packing of these derivatives. For instance, the short cation-anion contacts in ionic λ(3)-iodane and λ(5)-iodane derivatives fully match the halogen bond definition and geometrical prerequisites. The same holds for the short contacts the cation of ionic λ(3)-iodanes forms with lone-pair donors or the short contacts given by neutral λ(3)-iodanes with incoming nucleophiles. The longer and weaker bonds formed by iodine in hypervalent compounds are usually called secondary bondings and we propose that the term halogen bond can also be used. Compared to the term secondary bond, halogen bond may possibly be more descriptive of some bonding features, e.g., its directionality and the relationships between structure of interacting groups and interaction strength.

  19. Halogenated coumarin derivatives as novel seed protectants.

    Brooker, N; Windorski, J; Bluml, E


    Development of new and improved antifungal compounds that are target-specific is backed by a strong Federal, public and commercial mandate. Many plant-derived chemicals have proven fungicidal properties, including the coumarins (1,2-Benzopyrone) found in a variety of plants such as clover, sweet woodruff and grasses. Preliminary research has shown the coumarins to be a highly active group of molecules with a wide range of antimicrobial activity against both fungi and bacteria. It is believed that these cyclic compounds behave as natural pesticidal defence molecules for plants and they represent a starting point for the exploration of new derivative compounds possessing a range of improved antifungal activity. Within this study, derivatives of coumarin that were modified with halogenated side groups were screened for their antifungal activity against a range of soil-borne plant pathogenic fungi. Fungi included in this in vitro screen included Macrophomina phaseolina (charcoal rot), Phytophthora spp. (damping off and seedling rot), Rhizoctonia spp. (damping off and root rot) and Pythium spp. (seedling blight), four phylogenetically diverse and economically important plant pathogens. Studies indicate that these halogenated coumarin derivatives work very effectively in vitro to inhibit fungal growth and some coumarin derivatives have higher antifungal activity and stability as compared to the original coumarin compound alone. The highly active coumarin derivatives are brominated, iodinated and chlorinated compounds and results suggest that besides being highly active, very small amounts can be used to achieve LD100 rates. In addition to the in vitro fungal inhibition assays, results of polymer seed coating compatibility and phytotoxicity testing using these compounds as seed treatments will also be reported. These results support additional research in this area of natural pesticide development.

  20. Does fluorine participate in halogen bonding?

    Eskandari, Kiamars; Lesani, Mina


    When R is sufficiently electron withdrawing, the fluorine in the R-F molecules could interact with electron donors (e.g., ammonia) and form a noncovalent bond (F⋅⋅⋅N). Although these interactions are usually categorized as halogen bonding, our studies show that there are fundamental differences between these interactions and halogen bonds. Although the anisotropic distribution of electronic charge around a halogen is responsible for halogen bond formations, the electronic charge around the fluorine in these molecules is spherical. According to source function analysis, F is the sink of electron density at the F⋅⋅⋅N BCP, whereas other halogens are the source. In contrast to halogen bonds, the F⋅⋅⋅N interactions cannot be regarded as lump-hole interactions; there is no hole in the valence shell charge concentration (VSCC) of fluorine. Although the quadruple moment of Cl and Br is mainly responsible for the existence of σ-holes, it is negligibly small in the fluorine. Here, the atomic dipole moment of F plays a stabilizing role in the formation of F⋅⋅⋅N bonds. Interacting quantum atoms (IQA) analysis indicates that the interaction between halogen and nitrogen in the halogen bonds is attractive, whereas it is repulsive in the F⋅⋅⋅N interactions. Virial-based atomic energies show that the fluorine, in contrast to Cl and Br, stabilize upon complex formation. According to these differences, it seems that the F⋅⋅⋅N interactions should be referred to as "fluorine bond" instead of halogen bond.

  1. Halogen bond: a long overlooked interaction.

    Cavallo, Gabriella; Metrangolo, Pierangelo; Pilati, Tullio; Resnati, Giuseppe; Terraneo, Giancarlo


    Because of their high electronegativity, halogen atoms are typically considered, in most of their derivatives, as sites of high electron density and it is commonly accepted that they can form attractive interactions by functioning as the electron donor site (nucleophilic site). This is the case when they work as hydrogen bond acceptor sites. However, the electron density in covalently bound halogens is anisotropically distributed. There is a region of higher electron density, accounting for the ability of halogens to function as electron donor sites in attractive interactions, and a region of lower electron density where the electrostatic potential is frequently positive (mainly in the heavier halogens). This latter region is responsible for the ability of halogen atoms to function as the electron-acceptor site (electrophilic site) in attractive interactions formed with a variety of lone pair-possessing atoms, anions, and π-systems. This ability is quite general and is shown by a wide diversity of halogenated compounds (e.g., organohalogen derivatives and dihalogens). According to the definition proposed by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, any attractive interactions wherein the halogen atom is the electrophile is named halogen bond (XB). In this chapter, it is discussed how the practice and the concept of XB developed and a brief history of the interaction is presented. Papers (either from the primary or secondary literature) which have reported major experimental findings in the field or which have given important theoretical contributions for the development of the concept are recollected in order to trace how a unifying and comprehensive categorization emerged encompassing all interactions wherein halogen atoms function as the electrophilic site.

  2. Theoretical study of the interaction mechanism of single-electron halogen bond complexes H3C…Br-Y(Y=H,CN,NC,CCH,C2H3)


    The characteristics and structures of single-electron halogen bond complexes H3C…Br-Y(Y = H,CCH,CN,NC,C2H3) have been investigated by theoretical calculation methods.The geometries were optimized and frequencies calculated at the B3LYP/6-311++G level.The interaction energies were corrected for basis set superposition error(BSSE) and the wavefunctions obtained by the natural bond orbital(NBO) and atom in molecule(AIM) analyses at the MP2/6-311++G level.For each H3C…Br-Y complex,a single-electron Br bond is formed between the unpaired electron of the CH3(electron donor) radical and the Br atom of Br-Y(electron acceptor);this kind of single-electron bromine bond also possesses the character of a"three-electron bond".Due to the formation of the single-electron Br bond,the C-H bonds of the CH3 radical bend away from the Br-Y moiety and the Br-Y bond elongates,giving red-shifted single-electron Br bond complexes.The effects of substituents,hybridization of the carbon atom,and solvent on the properties of the complexes have been investigated.The strengths of single-electron hydrogen bonds,single-electron halogen bonds and single-electron lithium bonds have been compared.In addition,the single-electron halogen bond system is discussed in the light of the first three criteria for hydrogen bonding proposed by Popelier.

  3. AutoDock VinaXB: implementation of XBSF, new empirical halogen bond scoring function, into AutoDock Vina.

    Koebel, Mathew R; Schmadeke, Grant; Posner, Richard G; Sirimulla, Suman


    Halogen bonding has recently come to play as a target for lead optimization in rational drug design. However, most docking program don't account for halogen bonding in their scoring functions and are not able to utilize this new approach. In this study a new and improved halogen bonding scoring function (XBSF) is presented along with its implementation in the AutoDock Vina molecular docking software. This new improved program is termed as AutoDock VinaXB, where XB stands for the halogen bonding parameters that were added. XBSF scoring function is derived based on the X···A distance and C-X···A angle of interacting atoms. The distance term was further corrected to account for the polar flattening effect of halogens. A total of 106 protein-halogenated ligand complexes were tested and compared in terms of binding affinity and docking poses using Vina and VinaXB. VinaXB performed superior to Vina in the majority of instances. VinaXB was closer to native pose both above and below 2 Å deviation categories almost twice as frequently as Vina. Implementation of XBSF into AutoDock Vina has been shown to improve the accuracy of the docking result with regards to halogenated ligands. AutoDock VinaXB addresses the issues of halogen bonds that were previously being scored unfavorably due to repulsion factors, thus effectively lowering the output RMSD values.

  4. Is an iodine atom almighty as a leaving group for Bu(3)SnH-mediated radical cyclization? The effect of a halogen atom on the 5-endo-trig radical cyclization of N-vinyl-alpha-halo amides.

    Tamura, Osamu; Matsukida, Hana; Toyao, Atsushi; Takeda, Yoshifumi; Ishibashi, Hiroyuki


    The effect of a halogen atom as a leaving group on Bu(3)SnH-mediated 5-endo-trig radical cyclization of N-(cyclohex-1-enyl) alpha-halo amides was examined. The cyclization of alpha-chloro amides occurred with a high degree of efficiency, whereas the corresponding alpha-iodo congeners gave only limited quantities of cyclization products. A detailed study revealed that these phenomena could be attributed to the initial conformations of alpha-halo amides. The cyclizing ability of alpha-iodo amides can be restored with Bu(3)SnCl or Bu(3)SnF as an additive. The cyclization of an alpha-iodo amide in the presence of Bu(3)SnF could be applied to a short-step synthesis of lycoranes featuring sequential 5-endo-trig and 6-endo-trig radical cyclizations.

  5. Informative document halogenated hydrocarbon-containing waste

    Verhagen H


    This "Informative document halogenated hydrocarbon-containing waste" forms part of a series of "Informative documents waste materials". These documents are conducted by RIVM on the instructions of the Directorate General for the Environment, Waste Materials Directorate, in behal

  6. Organic halogens in spruce forest throughfall

    Öberg, G.; Johansen, C.; Grøn, C.


    . No relationship between the position of the collectors and the forest edge or dominating wind-direction was found, suggesting that dry deposition was not a major source. The concentration of organic halogens was related to that of organic carbon and decreased from the tree-trunk and outwards. In addition......Deposition of dissolved organic halogens by throughfall was determined in a small spruce forest site in Denmark (56 degrees 28'N, 8 degrees 24'E). The mean annual deposition of dissolved organic halogens was 377 g ha(-1)yr(-1), and larger than the general deposition by precipitation......, the concentrations were higher during the growing season than during the dormant season. This indicates that the major part of the organic carbon and organic halogens in spruce forest throughfall originates from canopy leachates or other internal sources. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd....

  7. Cross-reactivity of Halogenated Platinum Salts

    Halogenated platinum (Pt) salts are well-known respiratory sensitizers associated with the development of asthma. People may be exposed to a variety of platinum compounds in different contexts (e.g. occupationally, automobile exhaust). Published reports suggest that sensitizati...

  8. Unstable, metastable, or stable halogen bonding interaction involving negatively charged donors? A statistical and computational chemistry study.

    Yang, Zhuo; Xu, Zhijian; Liu, Yingtao; Wang, Jinan; Shi, Jiye; Chen, Kaixian; Zhu, Weiliang


    The noncovalent halogen bonding could be attributed to the attraction between the positively charged σ-hole and a nucleophile. Quantum mechanics (QM) calculation indicated that the negatively charged organohalogens have no positively charged σ-hole on their molecular surface, leading to a postulation of repulsion between negatively charged organohalogens and nucleophiles in vacuum. However, PDB survey revealed that 24% of the ligands with halogen bonding geometry could be negatively charged. Moreover, 36% of ionizable drugs in CMC (Comprehensive Medicinal Chemistry) are possibly negatively charged at pH 7.0. QM energy scan showed that the negatively charged halogen bonding is probably metastable in vacuum. However, the QM calculated bonding energy turned negative in various solvents, suggesting that halogen bonding with negatively charged donors should be stable in reality. Indeed, QM/MM calculation on three crystal structures with negatively charged ligands revealed that the negatively charged halogen bonding was stable. Hence, we concluded that halogen bonding with negatively charged donors is unstable or metastable in vacuum but stable in protein environment, and possesses similar geometric and energetic characteristics as conventional halogen bonding. Therefore, negatively charged organohalogens are still effective halogen bonding donors for medicinal chemistry and other applications.

  9. Latest generation of halogen-containing pesticides.

    Jeschke, Peter


    Agriculture is confronted with enormous challenges, from production of enough high-quality food to water use, environmental impacts and issues combined with a continually growing world population. Modern agricultural chemistry has to support farmers by providing innovative agrichemicals, used in applied agriculture. In this context, the introduction of halogen atoms into an active ingredient is still an important tool to modulate the properties of new crop protection compounds. Since 2010, around 96% of the launched products (herbicides, fungicides, insecticides/acaricides and nematicides) contain halogen atoms. The launched nematicides contain the largest number of halogen atoms, followed by insecticides/acaricides, herbicides and fungicides. In this context, fungicides and herbicides contain in most cases fluorine atoms, whereas nematicides and insecticides contain in most cases 'mixed' halogen atoms, for example chlorine and fluorine. This review gives an overview of the latest generation of halogen-containing pesticides launched over the past 6 years and describes current halogen-containing development candidates. © 2017 Society of Chemical Industry.

  10. 卤键弱作用浅谈%Brief discussion on halogen bonding weak interaction

    王亚琴; 邵群


    Halogen bonding, a noncovalent, int ermolecular weak interaction analogues to hydrogen bonding, exists between σ antibonding orbital of halogen atoms and atoms with lone-pair electron and πelectron system, which exerts unique effect in the field of desigh of functional materials and biomedicine. In this paper, the interaction essence of halogen bonding was simply introduced, the developing history of halogen bonding was elaborated and the basic character of halogen bonding was depicted, looking forward to much more comprehension toward halogen bonding.%卤键是与氢键相似的一种分子间非共价作用,存在于卤原子的σ反键轨道与具有孤电子对的原子或π电子体系之间,在功能材料与生物药物设计方面发挥了独特作用。介绍卤键的作用本质,阐述卤键发展简史,并描述卤键的基本特征。

  11. Study of the effect of tribo-materials and surface finish on the lubricant performance of new halogen-free room temperature ionic liquids

    Saurín, N.; Minami, I.; Sanes, J.; Bermúdez, M. D.


    The present work evaluates different materials and surface finish in the presence of newly designed, hydrophobic halogen-free room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) as lubricants. A reciprocating tribo-tester was employed with steel-ceramic and steel-thermosetting epoxy resin contacts under boundary lubrication conditions. Four different tetraalkylphosphonium organosilanesulfonate RTILs provided excellent lubricating performance, with friction coefficients as low as 0.057, and non-measurable wear for the higher roughness machine-finish stainless steel flat against sapphire balls, in the case of the lubricants containing the 2-trimethylsilylethanesulfonate anion. Higher friction coefficients of the order of 0.1 and wear volumes of the order of 10-4 mm3 were observed for the lower roughness fine-finished flat stainless steel surface. All RTILs prevent wear of epoxy resin against stainless steel balls, with friction coefficients in the range of 0.03-0.06. EDX analysis shows the presence of RTILs on the stainless steel surfaces after the tribological tests. Under the experimental conditions, no corrosive processes were observed.

  12. Treatment System for Removing Halogenated Compounds from Contaminated Sources

    Quinn, Jacqueline W. (Inventor); Clausen, Christian A. (Inventor); Yestrebsky, Cherie L. (Inventor)


    A treatment system and a method for removal of at least one halogenated compound, such as PCBs, found in contaminated systems are provided. The treatment system includes a polymer blanket for receiving at least one non-polar solvent. The halogenated compound permeates into or through a wall of the polymer blanket where it is solubilized with at least one non-polar solvent received by said polymer blanket forming a halogenated solvent mixture. This treatment system and method provides for the in situ removal of halogenated compounds from the contaminated system. In one embodiment, the halogenated solvent mixture is subjected to subsequent processes which destroy and/or degrade the halogenated compound.

  13. Halogen Bonding or Hydrogen Bonding between 2,2,6,6-Tetramethyl-piperidine-noxyl Radical and Trihalomethanes CHX3 (X=Cl, Br, I)

    Xiao-ran Zhao; Xue Pang; Xiao-qing Yan; Wei-jun Jin


    The halogen and hydrogen bonding complexes between 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-noxyl and trihalomethanes (CHX3,X=Cl,Br,I) are simulated by computational quantum chemistry.The molecular electrostatic potentials,geometrical parameters and interaction energy of halogen and hydrogen bonding complexes combined with natural bond orbital analysis are obtained.The results indicate that both halogen and hydrogen bonding interactions obey the order Cl<Br<I,and hydrogen bonding is stronger than the corresponding halogen bond ing.So,hydrogen bonding complexes should be dominant in trihalomethanes.However,it is possible that halogen bonding complex is competitive,even preponderant,in triiodomethane due to the similar interaction energy.This work might provide useful information on specific solvent effects as well as for understanding the mechanism of nitroxide radicals as a bioprobe to interact with the halogenated compounds in biological and biochemical fields.

  14. Reactive halogen species in the troposphere - Are there general principles?

    Platt, Ulrich


    Reactive halogen species (RHS, e.g. BrO, IO, HOBr) are abundant in many parts of the troposphere (as well as in the stratosphere), these 'halogen compartments' include polar regions, coastal areas, vicinity of salt pans, parts of the free troposphere, and volcanic plumes. These RHS have been shown to have a profound impact on tropospheric chemistry. During the recent years much progress has been made with respect to elucidating the spatial and temporal distribution of RHS, their origin, and their chemical interactions in these compartments as well as in the theoretical understanding of these processes. However many unanswered questions remain, for instance: Why is there an Antarctic - Arctic asymmetry of reactive iodine species? Does the bromine explosion only occur during polar springtime? What is the influence of the shrinking Sea Ice area? What drives the autocatalytic bromine release from halogenides (the bromine explosion)? What is the effect of coupling cycles involving different halogens? How wide-spread are RHS in the free troposphere? We give an overview of ground- aircraft- and satellite- based observations and recent advances modeling illustrating the above questions. It is attempted to identify common features of the RHS-related processes in the different compartments and thus to derive answers to some of the questions.

  15. Effect of para-substituents on alkaline earth metal ion extraction by proton di-ionizable calix[4]arene-crown-6 ligands in cone, partial-cone and 1,3-alternate conformations.

    Zhou, Hui; Liu, Dazhan; Gega, Jerzy; Surowiec, Kazimierz; Purkiss, David W; Bartsch, Richard A


    Two carboxylic acid or N-(X)sulfonyl carboxamide groups were incorporated into calix[4]arene-crown-6 compounds to afford di-ionizable ligands for use in divalent metal ion separations. Acidities of the N-(X)sulfonyl carboxamide groups were tuned by variation of the electron-withdrawing properties of X. Cone, partial-cone and 1,3-alternate conformations were obtained by different synthetic strategies and their structures verified by NMR spectroscopy. Competitive solvent extractions of alkaline earth metal cations from aqueous solutions into chloroform were performed and the results compared with those reported previously for di-ionizable p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene-crown-6 analogues to probe the influence of the para-substituent on the calix[4]arene scaffold on extraction selectivity and efficiency.

  16. A QTAIM exploration of the competition between hydrogen and halogen bonding in halogenated 1-methyluracil: Water systems

    Huan, Guo; Xu, Tianlv; Momen, Roya; Wang, Lingling; Ping, Yang; Kirk, Steven R.; Jenkins, Samantha; van Mourik, Tanja


    Using QTAIM we show that the hydrogen bonding complexes of 5-halogenated-1-methyluracil (XmU; X = F, Cl, Br, I or At) with a water molecule were always stronger than the corresponding halogen bonds. The strength of the hydrogen bond decreased with increasing halogen size. The hydrogen bonds displayed an admixture of covalent character but all the halogen bonds were purely electrostatic in nature. An F---O halogen bond was found and was facilitated by an intermediate F---H bonding interaction. The metallicity ξ(rb) of the C = O bonds neighboring the hydrogen bonds and of the C-X bonds contiguous with the halogen bonds was explored.

  17. Effects of OMMT-halogen-antimony Flame Retardant on the PA6/LGF Composites%OMMT -卤-锑阻燃体系对 PA6/LGF 复合材料的影响

    单辰杰; 左晓玲; 江来; 郝智; 郭建兵


    利用有机蒙脱土( OMMT)协同溴代环氧树脂( BER)、三氧化二锑( Sb2 O3)通过熔融插层法制备OMMT-卤-锑阻燃长玻纤增强尼龙6复合材料(OMMT/FR/PA6/LGF),通过极限氧指数(LOI)、垂直燃烧(UL-94)、锥形量热分析(CONE)、热失重分析( TGA)、扫描电镜( SEM)等方法研究了不同质量比的OMMT-卤-锑阻燃体系对OMMT/FR/PA6/LGF复合材料成炭、阻燃、燃烧、力学性能以及热稳定性的影响。结果表明,当OMMT添加量为2%, BER/Sb2 O3添加量为10%时,二者表现出优异的协同阻燃效应,不仅能促使OMMT/FR/PA6/LGF复合材料生成的炭层结构最为致密、均匀、连续,氧指数值最高且能保持FV-0级,还对复合材料的力学性能影响相对最小。%Long-glass -fiber reinforced polyamide 6 composites were flame -retarded with OMMT -halogen -antimony flame retardant containing organic montmorillonite (OMMT) synchronized with brominated epoxy resins (BER) and antimony trioxide ( Sb2 O3 ) were prepared via melting processing.The effects of different mass ratio of OMMT -halogen -antimony on char formation , flame retardant , combustion , mechanical properties of OMMT/FR/PA6/LGF composites were studied by limited oxygen index measurements (LOI), vertical burning test (UL-94), cone calorimeter test (CONE), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and scanning electronic microscopy (SEM).The results demonstrated that both OMMT and BER/Sb2 O3 exhibited excellent effect of synchronized flame retardant , for the samples containing 2wt%OMMT synchronized with 10wt%BER/Sb2 O3 , which not only promoted OMMT/FR/PA6/LGF composites to form a more compacted, homogeneous and continuous chars layer structure and owned the highest LOI value and FV -0 rating, but also had the least effect on composites'mechanical property relatively.

  18. A MCM modeling study of the effects of nitryl chloride on oxidant budgets, ozone production, VOC lifetimes, and halogen recycling in polluted regions

    Riedel, T. P.; Thornton, J. A.; Wolfe, G. M.; Gilman, J. B.; Kuster, W. C.; De Gouw, J. A.; Bon, D.; Vlasenko, A. L.; Li, S.; Williams, E. J.; Lerner, B. M.; Veres, P. R.; Roberts, J. M.


    Nitryl chloride (ClNO2) is produced at night by reactions of dinitrogen pentoxide (N2O5) on chloride containing particles. Nitryl chloride is photolyzed during the day to liberate highly reactive chlorine atoms. This chemistry takes place primarily in urban environments where the concentrations of N2O5 precursors (NOx and ozone) are high, though it can likely occur in remote regions at lower intensity. Recent field measurements have illustrated the potential importance of ClNO2 as a chlorine atom source and a NOx reservoir. However, the fate of these chlorine atoms and the overall impact of ClNO2 remain unclear. To this end we have incorporated ClNO2 production, photolysis, and subsequent Cl-atom reactions into an existing Master Chemical Mechanism (MCM version 3.2) based model framework. Cl-atom reactions with alkenes and alcohols not presently part of the MCM have also been added. Using observational constraints from the CalNex 2010 field study, we assess the dominant reactive sinks and sources of chlorine atoms over the course of a model day. Relative to model runs excluding ClNO2 formation, the presence of ClNO2 produces marked changes on a variety of species important to tropospheric chemistry and air quality (e.g. O3, RO2, OH, HO2, ClOx). For example a 50% yield of ClNO2 (max ClNO2 of 1.5 ppb) from nighttime N2O5 reactions leads to a ~10% enhancement in integrated ozone production. VOC and NOx lifetimes are shorter due primarily to enhanced OH from propagation of RO2 produced by Cl-atom chemistry under high NOx. The impact of ClNO2 on daytime halogen atom recycling is substantial, with order of magnitude higher daytime Cl2 production predicted with ClNO2 chemistry than without. In fact, incorporation of ClNO2 could help explain daytime levels of Cl2 observed in polluted coastal regions. Additionally, we highlight a set of chlorinated VOC oxidation products that are predicted to form at small, but potentially detectable levels in regions with similar VOC

  19. Experimental study on dilution effect of all halogenated hydrocarbon CF3I and CF4%全卤代烃CF3I和CF4的阻燃能力实验

    孙尔雁; 李振明; 公茂琼; 吴剑峰


    The flammability limits of several refrigerant mixtures containing CF3I or CF4 as the retardant in air were measured at atmospheric pressure and ambient temperature, the data curves and data tables were mapped. Compared with the literatures, the dilution effect of CF3I or CF4 is better than the hydrogen halogenated hydrocarbons (e. g. R134,R134a and R125) and the inert gases (e. g. N2 and CO2). The lower flammability limits of the flammable refrigerant mixtures increase as the molar ratio of nonflammable component (e. g. CF3I, CF4 ) to flammable component increase, while the upper flammability limits decrease. The special dilution effect of all halogenated hydrocarbon( e. g. CF3I,CF4 ) will improve the flammable refrigerants security significantly.%实验测量了多组含CF3I或CF4的制冷剂混合物的爆炸极限,绘制了爆炸极限数据曲线和数据表格,确定了不同摩尔比例制冷剂混合物的爆炸三角区和临界爆炸比.参照文献中已得出的部分实验结论,通过分析比较得出全卤代烃CF3I和CF4比N2、CO2等"惰性气体"以及含氢卤代烃R134、R134a、R125等更能有效抑制可燃制冷剂的燃爆性.此外,全卤代烃CF3I和CF4不同于惰性气体和含氢卤代烃,能够提高可燃制冷剂混合物爆炸下限,这个特点对于改善可燃制冷剂安全性有实际意义.

  20. Halogen Chemistry in Volcanic Plumes (Invited)

    Roberts, Tjarda


    Volcanoes release vast amounts of gases and particles in the atmosphere. Volcanic halogens (HF, HCl, HBr, HI) are co-emitted alongside SO2, and observations show rapid formation of BrO and OClO in the plume as it disperses into the troposphere. The development of 1D and Box models (e.g. PlumeChem) that simulate volcanic plume halogen chemistry aims to characterise how volcanic reactive halogens form and quantify their atmospheric impacts. Following recent advances, these models can broadly reproduce the observed downwind BrO/SO2 ratios using "bromine-explosion" chemistry schemes, provided they use a "high-temperature initialisation" to inject radicals (OH, Cl, Br and possibly NOx) which "kick-start" the low-temperature chemistry cycles that convert HBr into reactive bromine (initially as Br2). The modelled rise in BrO/SO2 and subsequent plateau/decline as the plume disperses downwind reflects cycling between reactive bromine, particularly Br-BrO, and BrO-HOBr-BrONO2. BrCl is produced when aerosol becomes HBr-depleted. Recent model simulations suggest this mechanism for reactive chlorine formation can broadly account for OClO/SO2 reported at Mt Etna. Predicted impacts of volcanic reactive halogen chemistry include the formation of HNO3 from NOx and depletion of ozone. This concurs with HNO3 widely reported in volcanic plumes (although the source of NOx remains under question), as well as observations of ozone depletion reported in plumes from several volcanoes (Mt Redoubt, Mt Etna, Eyjafjallajokull). The plume chemistry can transform mercury into more easily deposited and potentially toxic forms, for which observations are limited. Recent incorporation of volcanic halogen chemistry in a 3D regional model of degassing from Ambrym (Vanuatu) also predicts how halogen chemistry causes depletion of OH to lengthen the SO2 lifetime, and highlights the potential for halogen transport from the troposphere to the stratosphere. However, the model parameter-space is vast and

  1. 40 CFR 721.329 - Halogenated benzyl ester acrylate (generic).


    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Halogenated benzyl ester acrylate... Specific Chemical Substances § 721.329 Halogenated benzyl ester acrylate (generic). (a) Chemical substance... halogenated benzyl ester acrylate (PMN P-90-1527) is subject to reporting under this section for...

  2. 40 CFR 721.535 - Halogenated alkane (generic).


    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Halogenated alkane (generic). 721.535... Substances § 721.535 Halogenated alkane (generic). (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as halogenated alkane (PMN P-01-433) is...

  3. 40 CFR 721.536 - Halogenated phenyl alkane.


    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Halogenated phenyl alkane. 721.536... Substances § 721.536 Halogenated phenyl alkane. (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as halogenated phenyl alkane (PMN P-89-867)...

  4. 40 CFR 721.8700 - Halogenated alkyl pyridine.


    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Halogenated alkyl pyridine. 721.8700... Substances § 721.8700 Halogenated alkyl pyridine. (a) Chemical substances and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as halogenated alkyl pyridine (PMN P-83-237)...

  5. Synthesis and improved photochromic properties of pyrazolones in the solid state by incorporation of halogen

    Guo, Jixi; Yuan, Hui; Jia, Dianzeng; Guo, Mingxi; Li, Yinhua


    Four novel photochromic pyrazolones have been prepared by introducing halogen atoms as substituents on the benzene ring. All as-synthesized compounds exhibited excellent reversible photochromic performances in the solid state. Upon UV light irradiation, the as-synthesized compounds can change their structures from E-form to K-form with yellow coloration. Further processed by heating, they rapidly reverted to their initial states at 120 °С. Their photo-response and thermal bleaching kinetics were detailed investigated by UV absorption spectra. The results showed that the time constants were higher than that of our previously reported compounds at least one order of magnitude and the rate constants of the as-synthesized compounds were significantly influenced by the size and electronegativity of different halogen atoms. The fluorescence emission were modulated in a high degree via photoisomerization of pyrazolones, which might be due to the efficient energy transfer from E-form to K-form isomers for their partly overlaps between their E-form absorption spectra and K-form fluorescence spectra.

  6. Interaction of albumin with perylene-diimides with aromatic substituents

    Farooqi, Mohammed; Penick, Mark; Burch, Jessica; Negrete, George; Brancaleon, Lorenzo


    Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) binding to proteins remains one of the fundamental aspects of research in biophysics. Ligand binding can regulate the function of proteins. Binding to small ligands remains a very important aspect in the study of the function of many proteins. Perylene diimide or PDI derivatives have attracted initial interest as industrial dyes and pigments. Recently, much attention has been focused on their strong π - π stacks resulting from the large PDI aromatic core. These PDI stacks have distinct optical properties, and provide informative models that mimic the light-harvesting system and initial charge separation and charge transfer in the photosynthetic system. The absorption property of PDI derivatives may be largely tuned from visible to near-infrared region by chemical modifications at the bay-positions. We are currently studying a new class of PDI derivatives with substituents made of the side chains of aromatic amino acids (Tyrosine, Tryptophan and Phenylalanine). We have looked at the fluorescence absorption and emission of these PDIs in water and other organic solvents. PDIs show evidence of dimerization and possible aggregation. We also present binding studies of these PDIs with Human Serum Albumin (HSA). The binding was studied using fluorescence emission quenching of the HSA Tryptophan residue. Stern-Volmer equation is used to derive the quenching constants. PDI binding to HSA also has an effect on the fluorescence emission of the PDIs themselves by red shifting the spectra. Funded by RCMI grant.

  7. Induction of bacterial antibiotic resistance by mutagenic halogenated nitrogenous disinfection byproducts.

    Lv, Lu; Yu, Xin; Xu, Qian; Ye, Chengsong


    Halogenated nitrogenous disinfection byproducts (N-DBPs) raise concerns regarding their mutagenicity and carcinogenicity threatening public health. However, environmental consequence of their mutagenicity has received less attention. In this study, the effect of halogenated N-DBPs on bacterial antibiotic resistance (BAR) was investigated. After exposure to bromoacetamide (BAcAm), trichloroacetonitrile (TCAN) or tribromonitromethane (TBNM), the resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 to both individual and multiple antibiotics (ciprofloxacin, gentamicin, polymyxin B, rifampin, tetracycline, ciprofloxacin + gentamicin and ciprofloxacin + tetracycline) was increased, which was predominantly ascribed to the overexpression of efflux pumps. The mechanism of this effect was demonstrated to be mutagenesis through sequencing and analyzing antibiotic resistance genes. The same induction phenomena also appeared in Escherichia coli, suggesting this effect may be universal to waterborne pathogens. Therefore, more attention should be given to halogenated N-DBPs, as they could increase not only genotoxicological risks but also epidemiological risks of drinking water.

  8. Continuous irradiation and flash-photolysis studies of new[3H]naphtho[2,1-b]pyrans linked by covalent bonds to oligothiophene units. Effect of thiophene substituents on the photochromism.

    Frigoli, Michel; Pimienta, Véronique; Moustrou, Corinne; Samat, André; Guglielmetti, Robert; Aubard, Jean; Maurel, François; Micheau, Jean-Claude


    The influence of oligothiophene substituents on five new [3H]naphtho[2,1-b]pyrans has been investigated using flash photolysis and continuous irradiation techniques. Photochromic properties strongly depend on the number and position of the thienyl units. Thienyl substitution increases the UV/visible absorbance of the lower energy transition of both the naphthopyran and merocyanine isomers. The rate constants of the thermal fading processes also increase with the number of thiophenic entities. Although several minor photoisomers, whose relative amounts depend on the irradiation conditions could be involved, it has been assumed that under continuous monochromatic irradiation, the evolution of the photochromic reaction can be described by the formation of only one photoisomer. Under these conditions, quantum yields of photocolouration and molar absorption coefficients of the non-isolable photomerocyanine isomer were evaluated by photokinetic analysis. Flash-photolytic colourability can be interpreted using continuous irradiation parameters. A linear correlation has been established between experimental and calculated colourability. This result shows that similar photochromic reactions leading to similar photoisomers are triggered either by polychromatic flash photolysis or by continuous monochromatic irradiation.

  9. Investigations into the nature of halogen- and hydrogen-bonding interactions of some heteroaromatic rings with dichlorine monoxide.

    Wu, Junyong


    We have studied the structures, properties, and nature of halogen- and hydrogen-bonding interactions between some heteroaromatic rings (C(5)H(5)N, C(4)H(4)O, and C(4)H(4)S) with Cl(2)O at the MP2/aug-cc-pVTZ level. We also considered the solvent effect on the halogen bonds and hydrogen bonds in the C(5)H(5)N-Cl(2)O complexes and found that the solvent has a weakening effect on the π-type halogen bond and hydrogen bond but a prominent enhancing effect on σ-type halogen bond. The complexes have also been analyzed with symmetry adapted perturbation theory method (SAPT).

  10. Structural Diversity and Function of Xyloglucan Sidechain Substituents

    Alex Schultink


    Full Text Available Xyloglucan (XyG is a hemicellulose found in the cell walls of all land plants including early-divergent groups such as liverworts, hornworts and mosses. The basic structure of XyG, a xylosylated glucan, is similar in all of these plants but additional substituents can vary depending on plant family, tissue, and developmental stage. A comprehensive list of known XyG sidechain substituents is assembled including their occurrence within plant families, thereby providing insight into the evolutionary origin of the various sidechains. Recent advances in DNA sequencing have enabled comparative genomics approaches for the identification of XyG biosynthetic enzymes in Arabidopsis thaliana as well as in non-model plant species. Characterization of these biosynthetic genes not only allows the determination of their substrate specificity but also provides insights into the function of the various substituents in plant growth and development.

  11. On the directionality of halogen bonding.

    Huber, Stefan M; Scanlon, Joseph D; Jimenez-Izal, Elisa; Ugalde, Jesus M; Infante, Ivan


    The origin of the high directionality of halogen bonding was investigated quantum chemically by a detailed comparison of typical adducts in two different orientations: linear (most stable) and perpendicular. Energy decomposition analyses revealed that the synergy between charge-transfer interactions and Pauli repulsion are the driving forces for the directionality, while electrostatic contributions are more favourable in the less-stable, perpendicular orientation.

  12. Halogen Bonding in (Z-2-Iodocinnamaldehyde

    Miriam Rossi


    Full Text Available Based on the bulkiness of the iodine atom, a non-planar conformation was expected for the title compound. Instead, its molecular structure is planar, as experimentally determined using single crystal X-ray diffraction, and confirmed theoretically by DFT calculations on the single molecule and the halogen pair paired molecules, therefore ruling out crystal packing forces as a principal factor leading to planarity. Indeed, planarity is ascribed to the carbonyl double bond, as when this bond is saturated on forming the related alcohol derivative, the molecule loses planarity. The X-ray molecular structure shows an intermolecular separation between the iodine and the oxygen of the carbonyl shorter than the corresponding van der Waals distance suggesting a weak halogen bond interaction. DFT minimization of this 2-molecule arrangement shows the iodine--oxygen distance much shorter than that observed in the crystal interaction and confirming its stronger halogen bond nature. A trend between increasing I•••O(carbonyl separation and decreasing C-I•••O(carbonyl angle is demonstrated, further confirming the existence of a halogen bond.

  13. Retention of Halogens in Waste Glass

    Hrma, Pavel R.


    In spite of their potential roles as melting rate accelerators and foam breakers, halogens are generally viewed as troublesome components for glass processing. Of five halogens, F, Cl, Br, I, and At, all but At may occur in nuclear waste. A nuclear waste feed may contain up to 10 g of F, 4 g of Cl, and ≤100 mg of Br and I per kg of glass. The main concern is halogen volatility, producing hazardous fumes and particulates, and the radioactive iodine 129 isotope of 1.7x10^7-year half life. Because F and Cl are soluble in oxide glasses and tend to precipitate on cooling, they can be retained in the waste glass in the form of dissolved constituents or as dispersed crystalline inclusions. This report compiles known halogen-retention data in both high-level waste (HLW) and low-activity waste (LAW) glasses. Because of its radioactivity, the main focus is on I. Available data on F and Cl were compiled for comparison. Though Br is present in nuclear wastes, it is usually ignored; no data on Br retention were found.

  14. Skin Sensitizing Potency of Halogenated Platinum Salts.

    The relationship between occupational exposure to halogenated platinum (Pt) salts and Pt-specific allergic sensitization is well-established. Although human case reports and clinical studies demonstrate that Pt salts are potent skin sensitizers, no studies have been published tha...

  15. Syntheses of very dense halogenated liquids.

    Ye, Chengfeng; Shreeve, Jean'ne M


    A family of halogenated liquids with densities ranging from 1.95 to 2.80 g cm(-3) was readily synthesized by a one-pot procedure. These liquids exhibit characteristics of ionic liquids with melting/transition points lower than room temperature, long liquid ranges, and marked hydrolytic and thermal stabilities.

  16. Retention of Halogens in Waste Glass

    Hrma, Pavel R.


    In spite of their potential roles as melting rate accelerators and foam breakers, halogens are generally viewed as troublesome components for glass processing. Of five halogens, F, Cl, Br, I, and At, all but At may occur in nuclear waste. A nuclear waste feed may contain up to 10 g of F, 4 g of Cl, and ≤100 mg of Br and I per kg of glass. The main concern is halogen volatility, producing hazardous fumes and particulates, and the radioactive iodine 129 isotope of 1.7x10^7-year half life. Because F and Cl are soluble in oxide glasses and tend to precipitate on cooling, they can be retained in the waste glass in the form of dissolved constituents or as dispersed crystalline inclusions. This report compiles known halogen-retention data in both high-level waste (HLW) and low-activity waste (LAW) glasses. Because of its radioactivity, the main focus is on I. Available data on F and Cl were compiled for comparison. Though Br is present in nuclear wastes, it is usually ignored; no data on Br retention were found.

  17. Fine-Tuning of Saponification-Triggered Gelation by Strategic Modification of Peripheral Substituents: Gelation Regulators.

    Kumar, Ashish; Singh, Roop Shikha; Kumar, Amit; Ali, Afsar; Biswas, Arnab; Pandey, Daya Shankar


    A pioneering approach towards controlling the efficiency of saponification assisted gelation in ethyl ester based Zn(II) -complexes have been described. Using four new ester containing bis-salen Zn(II) complexes (C1-C4) involving different para-azo phenyl substituted ligands it has been clearly shown that gelation efficiency is greatly influenced by the electronic effects of the substituents (-H (C1), -CH3 (C2), -NO2 (C3), and -OCH3 (C4)). Morphological, photophysical, and rheological investigations corroborated the experimental observations well and established that gelation efficiency was enhanced with electron-withdrawing characteristics of substituents (C4

  18. New halogenated agents: should I change my practice?

    Feiss, P


    Sevoflurane and Desflurane are relatively new halogenated agents which make induction and control of depth of anaesthesia easier, recovery rapid and of good quality and they have less side-effects and toxicity. In children sevoflurane could replace halothane because it provides smooth and rapid induction with less cardiovascular depression and arrhythmias. Desflurane is not used because of its pungent odour. In adults sevoflurane could be preferred to desflurane because it allows rapid induction and laryngeal mask insertion or tracheal intubation without myorelaxants, a similar time of recovery, no clinical evidence for renal and hepatic toxicity, no more costs for anaesthesia for a lower MAC.

  19. Stability of mutagenic tautomers of uracil and its halogen derivatives: the results of quantum-mechanical investigation

    Hovorun D. M.; Brovarets’ O. O.


    Aim. To investigate using the quantum-mechanical methods uracil (Ura) intramolecular tautomerisation and the effect of the thymine (Thy) methyl (Me) group substitution by the halogen on that process. Methods. Non-empirical quantum mechanic, analysis of the electron density by means of Bader’s atom in molecules (AIM) theory and physicochemical kinetics were used. Results. For the first time it has been established that the substitution of thymine Me-group for the halogen (Br, F, Cl) has practi...

  20. Importance of the nature of α-substituents in pyrrolidine organocatalysts in asymmetric Michael additions.

    Patil, Mahendra P; Sharma, Akhilesh K; Sunoj, Raghavan B


    The fundamental factors contributing toward the stereoselectivity in organocatalyzed asymmetric Michael reaction between aldehydes (propanal and 3-phenyl propanal) and methyl vinyl ketone (MVK) are established by using density functional theory methods. Three of the most commonly employed α-substituted pyrrolidine organocatalysts are examined. Several key stereochemical modes of addition between (i) a model enamine or (ii) pyrrolidine enamines derived from aldehydes and secondary amine to MVK are examined. Among these possibilities, the addition of (E)-enamine to cis-MVK is found to have a lower activation barrier. The stereochemical outcome of the reaction is reported on the basis of the relative energies between pertinent diastereomeric transition states. Moderate selectivity is predicted for the reaction involving pyrrolidine catalysts I and II, which carry relatively less bulky α-substituents dimethylmethoxymethyl and diphenylmethyl, respectively. On the other hand, high selectivity is computed in the case of catalyst III having a sufficiently large α-substituent (diarylmethoxymethyl or diphenylprolinol methyl ether). The enantiomeric excess in the case of 3-phenyl propanal is found to be much higher as compared to that with unsubstituted propanal, suggesting potential for improvement in stereoselectivity by substrate modifications. The computed enantiomeric excess is found to be in reasonable agreement with the reported experimental stereoselectivities. A detailed investigation on the geometries of the crucial transition states reveals that apart from steric interactions between the α-substituent and MVK, various other factors such as orbital interactions and weak stabilizing hydrogen-bonding interactions play a vital role in stereoselectivity. The results serve to establish the importance of cumulative effects of various stabilizing and destabilizing interactions at the transition state as responsible for the stereochemical outcome of the reaction. The


    Strupińska, Marzanna; Rostafińska-Suchar, Grażyna; Pirianowicz-Chaber, Elżbieta; Grabczuk, Mateusz; Józwenko, Magdalena; Kowalczyk, Hubert; Szuba, Joanna; Wójcicka, Monika; Chen, Tracy; Mazurek, Aleksander P


    A series of potential anticonvulsants have been synthesized. There are eight fluorobenzylamides and three chlorobenzylamides of isocyclic or heterocyclic acids. Two not halogenated benzylamides were also synthesized to compare the effect of halogenation. The aim of the research performed was to evaluate whether halogenation of the mother structure is able to improve its anticonvulsant activity. The compounds were tested in Anticonvulsant Screening Project (ASP) of Antiepileptic Drug Development Program (ADDP) of NIH. Compound 1 showed MES ED50 = 80.32 mg/kg, PI = 3.16. Compound 7 showed CKM ED50 = 56.72 mg/kg. Compound 8 showed MES ED50 = 34.23 mg/kg and scPTZ ED50 > 300 mg/kg, PI = 8.53.Compound 13 showed 6Hz ED50 = 78.96, PI = 3.37. The results indicate that fluorination does not improve activity, whereas chlorination in our experiment even reduces it.

  2. Halogen bond preferences of thiocyanate ligand coordinated to Ru(II) via sulphur atom

    Ding, Xin; Tuikka, Matti; Hirva, Pipsa; Haukka, Matti


    Halogen bonding between [Ru(bpy)(CO)2(S-SCN)2] (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine), I2 was studied by co-crystallising the metal compound and diiodine from dichloromethane. The only observed crystalline product was found to be [Ru(bpy)(CO)2(S-SCN)2]ṡI2 with only one NCSṡṡṡI2 halogen bond between I2 and the metal coordinated S atom of one of the thiocyanate ligand. The dangling nitrogen atoms were not involved in halogen bonding. However, computational analysis suggests that there are no major energetic differences between the NCSṡṡṡI2 and SCNṡṡṡI2 bonding modes. The reason for the observed NCSṡṡṡI2 mode lies most probably in the more favourable packing effects rather than energetic preferences between NCSṡṡṡI2 and SCNṡṡṡI2 contacts.

  3. Organic Semiconductors and Conductors with tert-Butyl Substituents

    Toshiki Higashino


    Full Text Available Tetrathiafulvalene (TTF, pentacene, and quarterthiophene with tert-butyl substituents are synthesized, and the crystal structures and the transistor properties are investigated. The tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ complex of tert-butyl TTF constructs highly one-dimensional segregated columns with tetragonal crystal symmetry.

  4. Rational design of organic semiconductors for texture control and self-patterning on halogenated surfaces

    Ward, Jeremy W.


    Understanding the interactions at interfaces between the materials constituting consecutive layers within organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs) is vital for optimizing charge injection and transport, tuning thin-film microstructure, and designing new materials. Here, the influence of the interactions at the interface between a halogenated organic semiconductor (OSC) thin film and a halogenated self-assembled monolayer on the formation of the crystalline texture directly affecting the performance of OTFTs is explored. By correlating the results from microbeam grazing incidence wide angle X-ray scattering (μGIWAXS) measurements of structure and texture with OTFT characteristics, two or more interaction paths between the terminating atoms of the semiconductor and the halogenated surface are found to be vital to templating a highly ordered morphology in the first layer. These interactions are effective when the separating distance is lower than 2.5 dw, where dw represents the van der Waals distance. The ability to modulate charge carrier transport by several orders of magnitude by promoting "edge-on" versus "face-on" molecular orientation and crystallographic textures in OSCs is demonstrated. It is found that the "edge-on" self-assembly of molecules forms uniform, (001) lamellar-textured crystallites which promote high charge carrier mobility, and that charge transport suffers as the fraction of the "face-on" oriented crystallites increases. The role of interfacial halogenation in mediating texture formation and the self-patterning of organic semiconductor films, as well as the resulting effects on charge transport in organic thin-film transistors, are explored. The presence of two or more anchoring sites between a halogenated semiconductor and a halogenated self-assembled monolayer, closer than about twice the corresponding van der Waals distance, alter the microstructure and improve electrical properties. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  5. Halogen bonding origin properties and applications

    Hobza, Pavel [Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 166 10 Prague (Czech Republic); Regional Center of Advanced Technologies and Materials, Department of Physical Chemistry, Palacky University, 77146 Olomouc (Czech Republic)


    σ-hole bonding represents an unusual and novel type of noncovalent interactions in which atom with σ- hole interacts with Lewis base such as an electronegative atom (oxygen, nitrogen, …) or aromatic systems. This bonding is of electrostatic nature since the σ-hole bears a positive charge. Dispersion energy forms equally important energy term what is due to the fact that two heavy atoms (e.g. halogen and oxygen) having high polarizability lie close together (the respective distance is typically shorter than the sum of van der Waals radii). Among different types of σ-hole bondings the halogen bonding is by far the most known but chalcogen and pnictogen bondings are important as well.

  6. Novel Halogenated Pyrazine-Based Chalcones as Potential Antimicrobial Drugs

    Marta Kucerova-Chlupacova


    Full Text Available Chalcones, i.e., compounds with the chemical pattern of 1,3-diphenylprop-2-en-1-ones, exert a wide range of bio-activities, e.g., antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anti-infective etc. Our research group has been focused on pyrazine analogues of chalcones; several series have been synthesized and tested in vitro on antifungal and antimycobacterial activity. The highest potency was exhibited by derivatives with electron withdrawing groups (EWG in positions 2 and 4 of the ring B. As halogens also have electron withdrawing properties, novel halogenated derivatives were prepared by Claisen-Schmidt condensation. All compounds were submitted for evaluation of their antifungal and antibacterial activity, including their antimycobacterial effect. In the antifungal assay against eight strains of selected fungi, growth inhibition of Candida glabrata and Trichophyton interdigitale (formerly T. mentagrophytes was shown by non-alkylated derivatives with 2-bromo or 2-chloro substitution. In the panel of selected bacteria, 2-chloro derivatives showed the highest inhibitory effect on Staphylococcus sp. In addition, all products were also screened for their antimycobacterial activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37RV My 331/88, M. kansasii My 235/80, M. avium 152/80 and M. smegmatis CCM 4622. Some of the examined compounds, inhibited growth of M. kansasii and M. smegmatis with minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs comparable with those of isoniazid.

  7. The characterization of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose through the analysis of its substituents

    The methyl and hydroxypropyl substituents in hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) affect the resulting gel properties. These substituents in five HPMC gels were characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), Raman spectroscopy, small-amplitude oscillatory shear measurements, a...

  8. Brønsted Acidic Ionic Liquid Accelerated Halogenation of Organic Compounds with N-Halosuccinimides (NXS

    Stojan Stavber


    Full Text Available The Brønsted-acidic ionic liquid 1-methyl-3-(4-sulfobutylimidazolium triflate [BMIM(SO3H][OTf] was demonstrated to act efficiently as solvent and catalyst for the halogenation of activated organic compounds with N-halosuccinimides (NXS under mild conditions with short reaction times. Methyl aryl ketones were converted into α-halo and α,α-dihaloketones, depending on the quantity of NXS used. Ketones with activated aromatic rings were selectively halogenated, however in some cases mixtures of α-halogenated ketone and ring-halogenated ketones were obtained. Activated aromatics were regioselectively ring halogenated to give mono- and dihalo-substituted products. The [BMIM(SO3H][OTf] ionic liquid (IL-A was successfully reused eight times in a representative monohalogenation reaction with no noticeable decrease in efficiency. An effective halogenation scale-up in this IL is also presented. The reactivity trend and the observed chemo- and regioselectiivities point to an ET process in these IL-promoted halofunctionalization reactions.

  9. Brønsted acidic ionic liquid accelerated halogenation of organic compounds with N-Halosuccinimides (NXS).

    Vražič, Dejan; Jereb, Marjan; Laali, Kenneth K; Stavber, Stojan


    The Brønsted-acidic ionic liquid 1-methyl-3-(4-sulfobutyl)imidazolium triflate [BMIM(SO(3)H)][OTf] was demonstrated to act efficiently as solvent and catalyst for the halogenation of activated organic compounds with N-halosuccinimides (NXS) under mild conditions with short reaction times. Methyl aryl ketones were converted into α-halo and α,α-dihaloketones, depending on the quantity of NXS used. Ketones with activated aromatic rings were selectively halogenated, however in some cases mixtures of α-halogenated ketone and ring-halogenated ketones were obtained. Activated aromatics were regioselectively ring halogenated to give mono- and dihalo-substituted products. The [BMIM(SO(3)H)][OTf] ionic liquid (IL-A) was successfully reused eight times in a representative monohalogenation reaction with no noticeable decrease in efficiency. An effective halogenation scale-up in this IL is also presented. The reactivity trend and the observed chemo- and regioselectiivities point to an ET process in these IL-promoted halofunctionalization reactions.

  10. Computational Tools To Model Halogen Bonds in Medicinal Chemistry.

    Ford, Melissa Coates; Ho, P Shing


    The use of halogens in therapeutics dates back to the earliest days of medicine when seaweed was used as a source of iodine to treat goiters. The incorporation of halogens to improve the potency of drugs is now fairly standard in medicinal chemistry. In the past decade, halogens have been recognized as direct participants in defining the affinity of inhibitors through a noncovalent interaction called the halogen bond or X-bond. Incorporating X-bonding into structure-based drug design requires computational models for the anisotropic distribution of charge and the nonspherical shape of halogens, which lead to their highly directional geometries and stabilizing energies. We review here current successes and challenges in developing computational methods to introduce X-bonding into lead compound discovery and optimization during drug development. This fast-growing field will push further development of more accurate and efficient computational tools to accelerate the exploitation of halogens in medicinal chemistry.

  11. Indirect Magnetic Exchange between o-Iminosemiquinonate Ligands Controlled by Apical Substituent in Pentacoordinated Gallium(III) Complexes.

    Piskunov, Alexander V; Ershova, Irina V; Bogomyakov, Artem S; Starikov, Andrey G; Fukin, Georgy K; Cherkasov, Vladimir K


    A number of pentacoordinated gallium complexes iSQ2GaR (1-7) (R = Et (1), Me (2), N3 (3), Cl (4), Br (5), I (6), NCS (7)) where iSQ is a radical anion of 4,6-di-tert-butyl-N-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)-o-iminobenzoquinone were synthesized, and crystalline samples of 1-7 were characterized using magnetic susceptibility measurements. The character of magnetic exchange interaction between spins of o-iminosemiquinonate radicals was found to be strongly influenced by the nature of the apical substituent. The antiferromagnetic coupling is predominant when the apical position is occupied by halogens or other tested inorganic anions, and the value of exchange interaction parameter varies from -99 to -176 K for R = I and NCS, respectively. In the case of alkyl groups the ferromagnetic exchange prevails and, as the result, the triplet ground state for pentacoordianted biradical compounds was observed. Compounds 1-7 demonstrate a biradical X-band EPR spectrum in frozen toluene matrix. The molecular structures of 4, 6, and 7 have been established by single-crystal X-ray analysis. A computational DFT UB3LYP/6-31G(d,p) study was performed on complexes 1-7 in order to understand the reason for changes in the magnetic behavior of the related diradical gallium compounds. The calculations showed that the magnetic behavior of the complexes with inorganic anions is conditioned by the presence of antiferromagnetic exchange channel formed as a consequence of overlapping between donor atomic orbitals of iminoquinone with π-orbitals of halogen atoms (4-6) or nitrogen atom (3, 7).

  12. Halogen bonds in crystal engineering: like hydrogen bonds yet different.

    Mukherjee, Arijit; Tothadi, Srinu; Desiraju, Gautam R


    The halogen bond is an attractive interaction in which an electrophilic halogen atom approaches a negatively polarized species. Short halogen atom contacts in crystals have been known for around 50 years. Such contacts are found in two varieties: type I, which is symmetrical, and type II, which is bent. Both are influenced by geometric and chemical considerations. Our research group has been using halogen atom interactions as design elements in crystal engineering, for nearly 30 years. These interactions include halogen···halogen interactions (X···X) and halogen···heteroatom interactions (X···B). Many X···X and almost all X···B contacts can be classified as halogen bonds. In this Account, we illustrate examples of crystal engineering where one can build up from previous knowledge with a focus that is provided by the modern definition of the halogen bond. We also comment on the similarities and differences between halogen bonds and hydrogen bonds. These interactions are similar because the protagonist atoms-halogen and hydrogen-are both electrophilic in nature. The interactions are distinctive because the size of a halogen atom is of consequence when compared with the atomic sizes of, for example, C, N, and O, unlike that of a hydrogen atom. Conclusions may be drawn pertaining to the nature of X···X interactions from the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD). There is a clear geometric and chemical distinction between type I and type II, with only type II being halogen bonds. Cl/Br isostructurality is explained based on a geometric model. In parallel, experimental studies on 3,4-dichlorophenol and its congeners shed light on the nature of halogen···halogen interactions and reveal the chemical difference between Cl and Br. Variable temperature studies also show differences between type I and type II contacts. In terms of crystal design, halogen bonds offer a unique opportunity in the strength, atom size and interaction gradation; this may be

  13. Self-Assembly and Drug Release Capacities of Organogels via Some Amide Compounds with Aromatic Substituent Headgroups

    Lexin Zhang


    Full Text Available In this work, some amide compounds with different aromatic substituent headgroups were synthesized and their gelation self-assembly behaviors in 22 solvents were characterized as new gelators. The obtained results indicated that the size of aromatic substituent headgroups in molecular skeletons in gelators showed crucial effect in the gel formation and self-assembly behavior of all compounds in the solvents used. Larger aromatic headgroups in molecular structures in the synthesized gelator molecules are helpful to form various gel nanostructures. Morphological investigations showed that the gelator molecules can self-assembly and stack into various organized aggregates with solvent change, such as wrinkle, belt, rod, and lamella-like structures. Spectral characterizations suggested that there existed various weak interactions including π-π stacking, hydrogen bonding, and hydrophobic forces due to aromatic substituent headgroups and alkyl substituent chains in molecular structures. In addition, the drug release capacities experiments demonstrated that the drug release rate in present obtained gels can be tuned by adjusting the concentrations of dye. The present work would open up enormous insight to design and investigate new kind of soft materials with designed molecular structures and tunable drug release performance.

  14. Retention of Halogenated Solutes on Stationary Phases Containing Heavy Atoms

    Toshio Miwa


    Full Text Available To examine the effects of weak intermolecular interactions on solid-phase extraction (SPE and chromatographic separation, we synthesized some novel stationary phases with a heavy atom effect layer by immobilizing halogenated aromatic rings and hydroxyl groups onto the surface of a hydrophilic base polymer. Using SPE cartridges packed with the functionalized materials, we found that the heavy atom stationary phases could selectively retain halophenols in organic solvents, such as 1-propanol which blocks the hydrogen bonding, or acetonitrile which blocks the p-p interaction. The extraction efficiency of the materials toward the halophenols depended on the dipole moments of phenoxy groups present as functional groups. On the other hand, the extraction efficiency of solutes toward the functional group depended on their molar refractions, i.e., induced dipole moments. The retention of the solutes to the stationary phase ultimately depended on not only strong intermolecular interactions, but also the effects of weak interactions such as the dispersion force.

  15. Construction of helical coordination polymers via flexible conformers of bis(3-pyridyl)cyclotetramethylenesilane: metal(ii) and halogen effects on luminescence, thermolysis and catalysis.

    Kim, Hyeun; Park, Minwoo; Lee, Haeri; Jung, Ok-Sang


    Infinite rectangular-tubular helices, [MX2L] (M = Zn(ii), Hg(ii); X(-) = Cl(-), Br(-); L = bis(3-pyridyl)cyclotetramethylenesilane), have been efficiently constructed via the combined effects of the potential flexible conformers of L and the tetrahedral geometry of M(ii) ions. This helical molecular system affords a racemic mixture of P- and M-helices in a crystal. The helical pitches (7.8934(4)-8.1560(2) Å) that are sensitive to the nature of M(ii) ions and halide anions are attributable to subtle change in the flexible dihedral angles between the two pyridyl groups around Si and the M(ii) hinges. Their photoluminescence intensities, correspondingly, are in the order [ZnCl2L] > [ZnBr2L] ≫ [HgCl2L] > [HgBr2L]. Zinc(ii) complexes show recyclable catalytic effects on the transesterification reaction in the order [ZnCl2L] > [ZnBr2L]. Calcination of [ZnCl2L] and [ZnBr2L] at 500 °C produces uniform hexagonal tubular spire crystals of 1.2 × 1.2 × 4.0 μm(3) dimensions and spheres, respectively.


    John F. Schabron; Joseph F. Rovani, Jr.; Theresa M. Bomstad


    Western Research Institute (WRI) is continuing work toward the development of new screening methodology and a test kit to measure halogenated volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the field. Heated diode and corona discharge sensors are commonly used to detect leaks of refrigerants from air conditioners, freezers, and refrigerators. They are both selective to the presence of halogens. In prior work, the devices were tested for response to carbon tetrachloride, heptane, toluene, and water vapors. In the current work, sensor response was evaluated with sixteen halogenated VOCs relative to carbon tetrachloride. The results show that the response of the various chlorinated VOCs is within an order of magnitude of the response to carbon tetrachloride for each of the sensors. Thus, for field screening a single response factor can be used. Both types of leak detectors are being further modified to provide an on-board LCD signal readout, which is related to VOC concentration. The units will be fully portable and will operate with 115-V line or battery power. Signal background, noise level, and response data on the Bacharach heated diode detector and the TIF corona discharge detector show that when the response curves are plotted against the log of concentration, the plot is linear to the upper limit for the particular unit, with some curvature at lower levels. When response is plotted directly against concentration, the response is linear at the low end and is curved at the high end. The dynamic ranges for carbon tetrachloride of the two devices from the lower detection limit (S/N=2) to signal saturation are 4-850 vapor parts per million (vppm) for the corona discharge unit and 0.01-70 vppm for the heated diode unit. Additional circuit modifications are being made to lower the detection limit and increase the dynamic response range of the corona discharge unit. The results indicate that both devices show potential utility for future analytical method development work toward

  17. Boiling Heat Transfer to Halogenated Hydrocarbon Refrigerants

    Yoshida, Suguru; Fujita, Yasunobu

    The current state of knowledge on heat transfer to boiling refrigerants (halogenated hydrocarbons) in a pool and flowing inside a horizontal tube is reviewed with an emphasis on information relevant to the design of refrigerant evaporators, and some recommendations are made for future research. The review covers two-phase flow pattern, heat transfer characteristics, correlation of heat transfer coefficient, influence of oil, heat transfer augmentation, boiling from tube-bundle, influence of return bend, burnout heat flux, film boiling, dryout and post-dryout heat transfer.

  18. Halogenation processes of secondary organic aerosol and implications on halogen release mechanisms

    J. Ofner


    Full Text Available Reactive halogen species (RHS, such as X·, X2 and HOX containing X = chlorine and/or bromine, are released by various sources like photo-activated sea-salt aerosol or from salt pans, and salt lakes. Despite many studies of RHS reactions, the potential of RHS reacting with secondary organic aerosol (SOA and organic aerosol derived from biomass-burning (BBOA has been neglected. Such reactions can constitute sources of gaseous organohalogen compounds or halogenated organic matter in the tropospheric boundary layer and can influence physicochemical properties of atmospheric aerosols.

    Model SOA from α-pinene, catechol, and guaiacol was used to study heterogeneous interactions with RHS. Particles were exposed to molecular chlorine and bromine in an aerosol smog-chamber in the presence of UV/VIS irradiation and to RHS, released from simulated natural halogen sources like salt pans. Subsequently, the aerosol was characterized in detail using a variety of physicochemical and spectroscopic methods. Fundamental features were correlated with heterogeneous halogenation, which results in new functional groups (FTIR spectroscopy, changes UV/VIS absorption, chemical composition (ultrahigh resolution mass spectroscopy (ICR-FT/MS, or aerosol size distribution. However, the halogen release mechanisms were also found to be affected by the presence of organic aerosol. Those interaction processes, changing chemical and physical properties of the aerosol are likely to influence e.g. the ability of the aerosol to act as cloud condensation nuclei, its potential to adsorb other gases with low-volatility, or its contribution to radiative forcing and ultimately the Earth's radiation balance.

  19. Stability, defect and electronic properties of graphane-like carbon-halogen compounds

    Lu Di; Yang Yu-Rong; Xiao Yang; Zhang Xiao-Yu


    We perform first-principles total energy calculations to investigate the stabilities and the electronic structures of graphane-like structures of carbon-halogen compounds,where the hydrogen atoms in the graphane are substituted by halogen atoms.Three halogen elements,fluorine (F),chlorine (Cl) and bromine (Br),are considered,and the graphanelike structures are named as CF,CCl and CBr,respectively.It is found that for the single-atom adsorption,only the F adatom can be chemically adsorbed on the graphene.However,the stable graphane-like structures of CF,CCl and CBr can form due to the interaction between the halogen atoms.The carbon atoms in the stable CF,CCl and CBr compounds are in the sp3 hybridization,forming a hexagonal network similar to the graphane.The electronic band calculations show that CF and CCl are semiconductors with band gaps of 3.28 eV and 1.66 eV,respectively,while CBr is a metal.Moreover,the molecular dynamics simulation is employed to clarify the stabilities of CF and CCl.Those two compounds are stable at room temperature.A high temperature (≥ 1200 K) is needed to damage CF,while CCl is destroyed at 700 K.Furthermore,the effects of a vacancy on the structure and the electronic property of CF are discussed.

  20. Synthesis and photophysical properties of halogenated derivatives of (dibenzoylmethanato)boron difluoride

    Kononevich, Yuriy N.; Surin, Nikolay M.; Sazhnikov, Viacheslav A.; Svidchenko, Evgeniya A.; Aristarkhov, Vladimir M.; Safonov, Andrei A.; Bagaturyants, Alexander A.; Alfimov, Mikhail V.; Muzafarov, Aziz M.


    A series of (dibenzoylmethanato)boron difluoride (BF2DBM) derivatives with a halogen atom in one of the phenyl rings at the para-position were synthesized and used to elucidate the effects of changing the attached halogen atom on the photophysical properties of BF2DBM. The room-temperature absorption and fluorescence maxima of fluoro-, chloro-, bromo- and iodo-substituted derivatives of BF2DBM in THF are red-shifted by about 2-10 nm relative to the corresponding peaks of the parent BF2DBM. The fluorescence quantum yields of the halogenated BF2DBMs (except the iodinated derivative) are larger than that of the unsubstituted BF2DBM. All the synthesized compounds are able to form fluorescent exciplexes with benzene and toluene (emission maxima at λem = 433 and 445 nm, respectively). The conformational structure and electronic spectral properties of halogenated BF2DBMs have been modeled by DFT/TDDFT calculations at the PBE0/SVP level of theory. The structure and fluorescence spectra of exciplexes were calculated using the CIS method with empirical dispersion correction.

  1. Polydiphenylamine/Zeolite Y composites and electrical conductivity responses toward halogenated hydrocarbons

    Tharaporn Permpool


    Full Text Available Composites of polydiphenylamine (D-PDPA and zeolite Y with H+ as the cation (Y_H+ have been fabricated to be used as a sensing material towards non-halogenated and halogenated solvents (hexane, dichloromethane, 1, 2-dichloroethane, chloroform. These composites are toxic towards human and environment and are widely used as solvents in various industries. Polydiphenylamine, zeolite Y, and their composites are characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, particle size analysis, surface area, and pore size analysis. The effects of the Si/Al ratio, zeolite content, and vapor concentrations are investigated. The electrical conductivity sensitivity of the composites towards the solvents is higher than the pristine D-PDPA by ~1 order of magnitude. The composites can discriminate a non-halogenated solvent from halogenated solvents. They possess maximum electrical conductivity sensitivity values towards dichloromethane, but the composites do not respond to hexane. Generally, the sensitivity of the composites increases with increasing zeolite content and vapor concentration. The interactions between the composites and the vapors are investigated by FT-IR spectroscopy and UV-Vis spectroscopy. A mechanism for the interaction between the composites and the solvents is proposed.

  2. Photoresponsive liquid crystals based on halogen bonding of azopyridines.

    Chen, Yinjie; Yu, Haifeng; Zhang, Lanying; Yang, Huai; Lu, Yunfeng


    A series of photoresponsive halogen-bonded liquid crystals (LCs) were successfully constructed using molecular halogen and azopyridine compounds, which show interesting properties of photoinduced phase transition upon UV irradiation. In addition, bromine-bonded LCs were first obtained with high mesophase stability.

  3. Scientific conferences: A big hello to halogen bonding

    Erdelyi, Mate


    Halogen bonding connects a wide range of subjects -- from materials science to structural biology, from computation to crystal engineering, and from synthesis to spectroscopy. The 1st International Symposium on Halogen Bonding explored the state of the art in this fast-growing field of research.

  4. 40 CFR 721.8900 - Substituted halogenated pyridinol, alkali salt.


    ..., alkali salt. 721.8900 Section 721.8900 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY... Specific Chemical Substances § 721.8900 Substituted halogenated pyridinol, alkali salt. (a) Chemical... as substituted halogenated pyridinols, alkali salts (PMNs P-88-1271 and P-88-1272) are subject to...

  5. 40 CFR 721.8750 - Halogenated substituted pyridine.


    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Halogenated substituted pyridine. 721... Substances § 721.8750 Halogenated substituted pyridine. (a) Chemical substances and significant new uses... pyridine (PMN P-86-838) is subject to reporting under this section for the significant new uses...

  6. The ecotoxic potential of a new zero-valent iron nanomaterial, designed for the elimination of halogenated pollutants, and its effect on reductive dechlorinating microbial communities.

    Schiwy, Andreas; Maes, Hanna M; Koske, Daniel; Flecken, Mirkko; Schmidt, Kathrin R; Schell, Heico; Tiehm, Andreas; Kamptner, Andre; Thümmler, Silke; Stanjek, Helge; Heggen, Marc; Dunin-Borkowski, Rafal E; Braun, Jürgen; Schäffer, Andreas; Hollert, Henner


    The purpose of this study was to assess the ecotoxic potential of a new zero-valent iron nanomaterial produced for the elimination of chlorinated pollutants at contaminated sites. Abiotic dechlorination through the newly developed nanoscale zero-valent iron material and its effects on dechlorinating bacteria were investigated in anaerobic batch and column experiments. The aged, i.e. oxidized, iron material was characterization with dynamic light scattering, transmission electron microscopy and energy dispersive x-ray analysis, x-ray diffractometry and cell-free reactive oxygen measurements. Furthermore, it was evaluated in aerobic ecotoxicological test systems with algae, crustacean, and fish, and also applied in a mechanism specific test for mutagenicity. The anaerobic column experiments showed co-occurrence of abiotic and biological dechlorination of the common groundwater contaminant perchloroethene. No prolonged toxicity of the nanomaterial (measured for up to 300 days) towards the investigated dechlorinating microorganism was observed. The nanomaterial has a flake like appearance and an inhomogeneous size distribution. The toxicity to crustacean and fish was calculated and the obtained EC50 values were 163 mg/L and 458 mg/L, respectively. The nanomaterial showed no mutagenicity. It physically interacted with algae, which had implications for further testing and the evaluation of the results. Thus, the newly developed iron nanomaterial was slightly toxic in its reduced state but no prolonged toxicity was recorded. The aquatic tests revealed a low toxicity with EC50 values ≥ 163 mg/L. These concentrations are unlikely to be reached in the aquatic environment. Hence, this nanomaterial is probably of no environmental concern not prohibiting its application for groundwater remediation. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  7. Manganese Catalyzed C-H Halogenation.

    Liu, Wei; Groves, John T


    The remarkable aliphatic C-H hydroxylations catalyzed by the heme-containing enzyme, cytochrome P450, have attracted sustained attention for more than four decades. The effectiveness of P450 enzymes as highly selective biocatalysts for a wide range of oxygenation reactions of complex substrates has driven chemists to develop synthetic metalloporphyrin model compounds that mimic P450 reactivity. Among various known metalloporphyrins, manganese derivatives have received considerable attention since they have been shown to be versatile and powerful mediators for alkane hydroxylation and olefin epoxidation. Mechanistic studies have shown that the key intermediates of the manganese porphyrin-catalyzed oxygenation reactions include oxo- and dioxomanganese(V) species that transfer an oxygen atom to the substrate through a hydrogen abstraction/oxygen recombination pathway known as the oxygen rebound mechanism. Application of manganese porphyrins has been largely restricted to catalysis of oxygenation reactions until recently, however, due to ultrafast oxygen transfer rates. In this Account, we discuss recently developed carbon-halogen bond formation, including fluorination reactions catalyzed by manganese porphyrins and related salen species. We found that biphasic sodium hypochlorite/manganese porphyrin systems can efficiently and selectively convert even unactivated aliphatic C-H bonds to C-Cl bonds. An understanding of this novel reactivity derived from results obtained for the oxidation of the mechanistically diagnostic substrate and radical clock, norcarane. Significantly, the oxygen rebound rate in Mn-mediated hydroxylation is highly correlated with the nature of the trans-axial ligands bound to the manganese center (L-Mn(V)═O). Based on the ability of fluoride ion to decelerate the oxygen rebound step, we envisaged that a relatively long-lived substrate radical could be trapped by a Mn-F fluorine source, effecting carbon-fluorine bond formation. Indeed, this idea

  8. Study of the Halogen Bonding between Pyridine and Perfluoroalkyl Iodide in Solution Phase Using the Combination of FTIR and 19F NMR

    Briauna Hawthorne


    Full Text Available Halogen bonding between pyridine and heptafluoro-2-iodopropane (iso-C3F7I/heptafluoro-1-iodopropane (1-C3F7I was studied using a combination of FTIR and 19F NMR. The ring breathing vibration of pyridine underwent a blue shift upon the formation of halogen bonds with both iso-C3F7I and 1-C3F7I. The magnitudes of the shifts and the equilibrium constants for the halogen-bonded complex formation were found to depend not only on the structure of the halocarbon, but also on the solvent. The halogen bond also affected the Cα-F (C-F bond on the center carbon bending and stretching vibrations in iso-C3F7I. These spectroscopic effects show some solvent dependence, but more importantly, they suggest the possibility of intermolecular halogen bonding among iso-C3F7I molecules. The systems were also examined by 19F NMR in various solvents (cyclohexane, hexane, chloroform, acetone, and acetonitrile. NMR dilution experiments support the existence of the intermolecular self-halogen bonding in both iso-C3F7I and 1-C3F7I. The binding constants for the pyridine/perfluoroalkyl iodide halogen bonding complexes formed in various solvents were obtained through NMR titration experiments. Quantum chemical calculations were used to support the FTIR and 19F NMR observations.

  9. Hydrogen bond and halogen bond inside the carbon nanotube

    Wang, Weizhou; Wang, Donglai; Zhang, Yu; Ji, Baoming; Tian, Anmin


    The hydrogen bond and halogen bond inside the open-ended single-walled carbon nanotubes have been investigated theoretically employing the newly developed density functional M06 with the suitable basis set and the natural bond orbital analysis. Comparing with the hydrogen or halogen bond in the gas phase, we find that the strength of the hydrogen or halogen bond inside the carbon nanotube will become weaker if there is a larger intramolecular electron-density transfer from the electron-rich region of the hydrogen or halogen atom donor to the antibonding orbital of the X-H or X-Hal bond involved in the formation of the hydrogen or halogen bond and will become stronger if there is a larger intermolecular electron-density transfer from the electron-rich region of the hydrogen or halogen atom acceptor to the antibonding orbital of the X-H or X-Hal bond. According to the analysis of the molecular electrostatic potential of the carbon nanotube, the driving force for the electron-density transfer is found to be the negative electric field formed in the carbon nanotube inner phase. Our results also show that the X-H bond involved in the formation of the hydrogen bond and the X-Hal bond involved in the formation of the halogen bond are all elongated when encapsulating the hydrogen bond and halogen bond within the carbon nanotube, so the carbon nanotube confinement may change the blue-shifting hydrogen bond and the blue-shifting halogen bond into the red-shifting hydrogen bond and the red-shifting halogen bond. The possibility to replace the all electron nanotube-confined calculation by the simple polarizable continuum model is also evaluated.

  10. Correlating substituent parameter values to electron transport properties of molecules

    Vedova-Brook, Natalie; Matsunaga, Nikita; Sohlberg, Karl


    There are a vast number of organic compounds that could be considered for use in molecular electronics. Because of this, the need for efficient and economical screening tools has emerged. We demonstrate that the substituent parameter values ( σ), commonly found in advanced organic chemistry textbooks, correlate strongly with features of the charge migration process, establishing them as useful indicators of electronic properties. Specifically, we report that ab initio derived electronic charge transfer values for 16 different substituted aromatic molecules for molecular junctions correlate to the σ values with a correlation coefficient squared ( R2) of 0.863.

  11. Anodic oxidation of stilbenes bearing electron-withdrawing ring substituents

    Halas, Summer M.; Okyne, Kwame; Fry, Albert J


    A number of disubstituted stilbenes bearing either two strong electron-withdrawing groups or one electron-withdrawing and one electron-donating group were synthesized and anodically oxidized in a divided cell in methanol at a carbon anode. A variety of types of products were obtained, most of which have never been observed upon oxidation of alkenes not bearing electron-withdrawing groups. A mechanistic scheme involving 2-methoxy-1,2-diarylethyl cations as key intermediates can account for all of the observed products. The nature of the products from each alkene is strongly correlated with the sum of the Hammett {sigma}{sup +} values of the ring substituents.

  12. Syntheses and evaluation of halogenated cytisine derivatives and of bioisosteric thiocytisine as potent and selective nAChR ligands.

    Imming, P; Klaperski, P; Stubbs, M T; Seitz, G; Gündisch, D


    We have developed one-step syntheses of halogenated derivatives of (-)-cytisine featuring a halogen substituent at positions 3, 5 or 3 and 5 of the 2-pyridone fragment, and prepared the novel bioisosteric thiocytisine by oxygen-sulphur exchange. The affinities of these pyridone-modified analogs of (-)-cytisine for (alpha 4)(2)(beta 2)(3) and alpha 7* nAChRs in rat forebrain membranes were determined by competition with (+/-)-[(3)H]epibatidine and [(3)H]MLA, respectively. The 3-halocytisines 7 possess subnanomolar affinities for (alpha 4)(2)(beta 2)(3) nAChRs, higher than those found for (-)-cytisine as well as for the 5-halocytisines 8 and 3,5-dihalocytisines 6. In contrast to the parent alkaloid the 3-halogenated species display much a higher affinity for the alpha 7* nAChR subtype. The most potent molecule was 3-bromocytisine (7b) with preferential selectivity (200-fold) for the (alpha 4)(2)(beta 2)(3) subtype [K(i)=10 pM (alpha 4 beta 2) and 2.0 nM (alpha 7*)]. Replacement of the lactam with a thiolactam pharmacophore to thiocytisine (12) resulted in a subnanomolar affinity for the (alpha 4)(2)(beta 2)(3) nAChR subtype (K(i)=0.832 nM), but in a drastic decrease of affinity for the alpha 7* subtype; thiocytisine (12) has a K(i) value of 4000 nM (alpha 7*), giving a selectivity of 4800-fold for the neuronal (alpha 4)(2)(beta 2)(3)-nAChR and thus displaying the best affinity-selectivity profile in the series under consideration.

  13. Protection of halogenated DNA from strand breakage and sister-chromatid exchange induced by the topoisomerase I inhibitor camptothecin

    Orta, Manuel Luis; Mateos, Santiago; Cantero, Gloria [Department of Cell Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Seville (Spain); Wolff, Lisa J. [Sweet Briar College, VA (United States); Cortes, Felipe [Department of Cell Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Seville (Spain)], E-mail:


    The fundamental nuclear enzyme DNA topoisomerase I (topo I), cleaves the double-stranded DNA molecule at preferred sequences within its recognition/binding sites. We have recently reported that when cells incorporate halogenated nucleosides analogues of thymidine into DNA, it interferes with normal chromosome segregation, as shown by an extraordinarily high yield of endoreduplication, and results in a protection against DNA breakage induced by the topo II poison m-AMSA [F. Cortes, N. Pastor, S. Mateos, I. Dominguez, The nature of DNA plays a role in chromosome segregation: endoreduplication in halogen-substituted chromosomes, DNA Repair 2 (2003) 719-726; G. Cantero, S. Mateos, N. Pastor; F. Cortes, Halogen substitution of DNA protects from poisoning of topoisomerase II that results in DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), DNA Repair 5 (2006) 667-674]. In the present investigation, we have assessed whether the presence of halogenated nucleosides in DNA diminishes the frequency of interaction of topo I with DNA and thus the frequency with which the stabilisation of cleavage complexes by the topo I poison camptothecin (CPT) takes place, in such a way that it protects from chromosome breakage and sister-chromatid exchange. This protective effect is shown to parallel a loss in halogen-substituted cells of the otherwise CPT-increased catalytic activity bound to DNA.

  14. Determination of gaseous semi-and low-volatile organic halogen compounds by barrier-discharge atomic emission spectrometry

    Yifei Sun; Nobuhisa Watanabe; Wei Wang; Tianle Zhu


    A group parameter approach using "total organic halogen" is effective for monitoring gaseous organic halogen compounds,including fluorine,chlorine,and bromine compounds,generated from combustion.We described the use of barrier-discharge radiofrequencyhelium-plasma/atomic emission spectrometry,for the detection of semi-and low-volatile organic halogen compounds (SLVOXs),which can be collected by CarbotrapTM adsorbents and analyzed using thermal desorption.The optimal carrier gas flow rates at the injection and desorption lines were established to be 100 mL/min.The detection range for SLVOXs in the gaseous samples was from 10 ng to tens of micrograms.Measuring F was more diflicult than measuring Cl or Br,because the wavelength ofF is dose to that of air.The barrierdischarge radiofrequency-helium-plasma/atomic emission spectrometry measured from 85% to 103% of the SLVOXs in the gas sample.It has been found that Carbotrap B is appropriate for high-boiling-point compounds,and Carbotrap C is suitable for the determination of organic halogen compounds with lower boiling points,in the range 200-230℃.Under optimal analysis conditions,a chlorinecontaining plastic was destroyed using different oxygen concentrations.Lower oxygen concentrations resulted in the production of lower amounts of organic halogen compounds.

  15. The Influence of Substituent Orientation on the Photovoltaic Performance of Phthalocyanine-Sensitized Solar Cells.

    Tejerina, Lara; Martínez-Díaz, M Victoria; Nazeeruddin, Mohammad Khaja; Torres, Tomas


    Phthalocyanines (Pcs) are used as sensitizers in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) because of their stability and intense absorption in the red and near-IR regions. Impressive progress has been made in photovoltaic efficiencies by introduction of bulky peripheral substituents to help suppress macrocycle aggregation. To reach benchmark efficiencies reported for other related dyes, new designs need to be explored. Single carboxy-ZnPc regioisomers substituted at the non-peripheral positions by rigid aryl groups have now been studied, which has shed light on the influence of steric hindrance and/or orientation of the substituent around the anchoring group on the photovoltaic response. The regioisomer bearing the aryl group far away from the anchoring group produces a more effective sensitization of the TiO2 films and higher short-circuit photocurrent density (Jsc). Taking advantage of the good photovoltaic performance in the near-IR region of this ZnPc, it was combined with another appropriate dye for panchromatic sensitization of the mesoporous photoelectrode and an increase of the overall device efficiency.

  16. Tuning the Rainbow: Systematic Modulation of Donor-Acceptor Systems through Donor Substituents and Solvent.

    Larsen, Christopher B; van der Salm, Holly; Shillito, Georgina E; Lucas, Nigel T; Gordon, Keith C


    A series of donor-acceptor compounds is reported in which the energy of the triarylamine donor is systematically tuned through para substitution with electron-donating methoxy and electron-withdrawing cyano groups. The acceptor units investigated are benzothiadiazole (btd), dipyridophenazine (dppz), and its [ReCl(CO)3(dppz)] complex. The effect of modulating donor energy on the electronic and photophysical properties is investigated using (1)H NMR spectroscopy, DFT calculations, electrochemistry, electronic absorption and emission spectroscopies, ground state and resonance Raman spectroscopy, and transient absorption spectroscopy. Qualitative correlations between the donor energy and the properties of interest are obtained using Hammett σ(+) constants. Methoxy and cyano groups are shown to destabilize and stabilize, respectively, the frontier molecular orbitals, with the HOMO affected more significantly than the LUMO, narrowing the HOMO-LUMO band gap as the substituent becomes more electron-donating-observable as a bathochromic shift in low-energy charge-transfer absorption bands. Charge-transfer emission bands are also dependent on the electron-donating/withdrawing nature of the substituent, and in combination with the highly solvatochromic nature of charge-transfer states, emission can be tuned to span the entire visible region.

  17. Substituent influence on the spectra of some benzo[f]quinoline derivatives

    Oanca, Gabriel; Stare, Jernej; Todirascu, Antonina Gritco; Creanga, Dorina; Dorohoi, Dana Ortansa


    The aim of this study was to investigate the relations between the properties of some organic compounds that are cycloaddition derivatives of benzo[f]quinoline, namely benzo[f]pyrrolo[1,2-a]quinolines (BQCDs) and the structure of variable substituent in the addition cycle. The work was focused on the differences in the molecular parameters like frontier orbitals and dipole moment as well as electronic absorption spectra of substituted BQCDs. The optimized molecular structures of BQCDs were calculated using Gaussian 09, with DFT method, the frontier orbitals and electronic absorption spectra being modeled with restricted Hartree Fock method also implemented in Gaussian 09. Influence of substituted radical on the dipole moments and frontier orbital energies of the BQCDs was evidenced from calculated values. Substituent effect on the BQCDs recorded electronic absorption spectra in diluted solution and protonated diluted solution was also emphasized: different types of the transitions underlying absorption bands in the visible range were presumed based on the quantum chemical and experimental investigation.

  18. Influence of Simultaneous Tuning of Molecular Weights and Alkyl Substituents of Poly(thienoisoindigo-alt-naphthalene)s on Morphology and Change Transport Properties.

    Cho, Hye Jin; Kang, Seok-Ju; Lee, Sang Myeon; Jeong, Minkyu; Kim, Gyoungsik; Noh, Yong-Young; Yang, Changduk


    To simultaneously assess the impact of molecular weight (Mn) and alkyl substituent variations of polymers on the structural and optoelectronic properties; herein, we conduct a systematic study of a series of poly(thienoisoindigo-alt-naphthalene) (PTIIG-Np)-based polymers containing different alkyl substituents (2-hexyldecyl (HD), 2-octyldodecyl (OD), and 2-decyltetradecyl (DT) chains) and Mns (low (L) and high (H)). All the polymers produce almost identical energy levels, whereas their optical spectra show a clear dependence on Mns and the alkyl substituents. Interestingly, increasing the alkyl substituent sizes of the polymers steadily increases the lamellar d-spacings (d100), ultimately leading to a densely-packed lamellar structure for PTIIGHD-Np. In addition, both H-PTIIGOD-Np and H-PTIIGDT-Np exhibit larger π-stacking crystallites than the corresponding low-Mn polymers, while for PTIIGHD-Np, their size increases in the low-Mn batch. Ultimately, L-PTIIGHD-Np shows the best hole mobility of 1.87 cm(2) V(-1) s(-1) in top gate and bottom-contact organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) with a poly(methyl methacrylate), which is nearly one order of magnitude higher than other polymers tested in this study. Our results demonstrate that the simultaneous Mn and alkyl substituent engineering of the polymers can optimize their film morphology to produce high-performance OFETs.

  19. Solar energy absorption in norbornadiene-quadricyclane system through electron donating or withdrawing substituents1

    Edjlali, L.; Vessally, E.; Abbasian, M.


    An attempt is made to maximize the solar energy absorption in norbornadiene ( 1)-quadricyclane ( 2) system, through direct attachment of substituents at C1, C2, or C7 atoms of 1; calculating the corresponding energies at B3LYP/6-311++G** level of theory. The electron donating and electron withdrawing substituents of 1 n-X, attached at C2, were suitable for both solar absorption bands and solar energy storage. DFT calculations indicate that the solar absorption bands of 12-X were shifted to the visible spectrum region through the electron withdrawing substituents more than through electron donating substituents.

  20. Effect of catalysts in the quality of syngas and by-products obtained by co-gasification of coal and wastes. 2: Heavy metals, sulphur and halogen compounds abatement

    Filomena Pinto; Helena Lopes; Rui Neto Andre; I. Gulyurtlu; I. Cabrita [INETI-DEECA, Lisbon (Portugal)


    This paper analyses the formation of sulphur and halogens compounds during co-gasification of low grade coals with different types of wastes that include: pine, petcoke and polyethylene (PE) with the aim of taking profit of waste energy value with the smallest possible impact on the environment. The influence of different types of catalysts or sorbents was studied: calcined dolomite, dolomite enriched with nickel, olivine, nickel and magnesium oxides, zinc oxide and cobalt and molybdenum oxides. The presence of dolomite led to the lowest HCl, HF and H{sub 2}S concentrations in the syngas produced. ZnO also gave rise to significant decrease in H{sub 2}S concentration, though higher concentrations were obtained than those with dolomite. It was found that when catalysts or sorbents were used, a significant fraction of sulphur, halogens and heavy metals were trapped in the solid residue left behind in the bed and cyclone. Higher temperatures increased the volatility of some metals and sulphur. Leachability assays of solids showed that small quantities of SO{sub 4}{sup 2-} and Cl{sup -} could be released and most metals were not leachable, although the use of dolomite slightly increased metals leachability, because of the higher alkaline nature of residual solids produced. 27 refs., 10 figs., 5 tabs.

  1. Process for simultaneously processing of used metal and/or metal scrap and scrap containing halogenated hydrocarbons

    Dapper, G.; Kirchner, W.; Sloterdijk, W.; Verbraak, C.A.


    A process is presened for reducing environmental pollution resulting from disposal of waste containing halogenated hydrocarbons by simultaneous treatment with used metal and/or metal scrap at elevated temperatures. The halogenated hydrocarbons are pyrolyzed and the resulting hydrogen halide containing gas is brought into contact with the used metal and/or metal scrap at elevated temperatures so as to form metal halogenides that are volatile under the conditions applied. The volatile metal halogenides are largely separated from the gaseous mixture formed, and at least part of the remaining gaseous mixture and/or hydrocarbon residue is used as fuel to maintain the required temperature. The waste feed compositions and process conditions can be chosen to effect separation between various metals by selective halogenation and condensation, and substantially all of the hydrogen halide can be tied up and recovered as metal halogenides.

  2. Contribution of the R8 substituent to the in vitro antibacterial potency of besifloxacin and comparator ophthalmic fluoroquinolones

    Haas W


    Full Text Available Wolfgang Haas, Christine M Sanfilippo, Christine K Hesje, Timothy W Morris Department of Microbiology and Sterilization Sciences, Bausch + Lomb, Inc, Rochester, NY, USA Introduction: Previous work has shown that besifloxacin, an 8-chloro-fluoroquinolone, has more potent activity against gram-positive pathogens than moxifloxacin and gatifloxacin, which carry an 8-methoxy group. This study was conducted to determine the contribution of the R7 and R8 substituent to fluoroquinolone antibacterial activity. Materials and methods: Besifloxacin, moxifloxacin, gatifloxacin, their R8 structural analogs, and ciprofloxacin were tested against representative isolates of various gram-positive and gram-negative species and previously characterized fluoroquinolone-resistant mutants of Staphylococcus aureus. Minimum inhibitory and minimum bactericidal concentrations were determined according to Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI guidelines. Reserpine was used to determine the effect of efflux pumps on antibacterial activity. Results: In general, exchanging the R8 residue in besifloxacin slightly reduced the molecule's potency, while introducing an 8-chloro group in moxifloxacin increased its potency. A similar change in gatifloxacin had little to no effect. Substituting the R8 residues did not increase the susceptibility to the efflux pump inhibitor reserpine or result in a loss of bactericidal activity. In contrast, the positive control, ciprofloxacin, was shown to be a substrate for reserpine and lost bactericidal activity against some fluoroquinolone-resistant isolates of S. aureus. Conclusion: The data presented here show that, depending on the R7 substituent, replacing an 8-methoxy group with an 8-chloro substituent can improve potency or can have little-to-no effect. These findings highlight the importance of the interplay between the R7 and R8 substituents in determining antibacterial potency. Keywords: moxifloxacin, besifloxacin

  3. Tetra-2,3-pyrazinoporphyrazines with externally appended pyridine rings. 15. Effects of the pyridyl substituents and fused exocyclic rings on the UV-visible spectroscopic properties of Mg(II)-porphyrazines: a combined experimental and DFT/TDDFT study.

    Donzello, Maria Pia; De Mori, Giorgia; Viola, Elisa; Ercolani, Claudio; Ricciardi, Giampaolo; Rosa, Angela


    Two new Mg(II) porphyrazine macrocycles, the octakis(2-pyridyl)porphyrazinato-magnesium(II), [Py8PzMg(H2O)], and the tetrakis-[6,7-di(2-pyridyl)quinoxalino]porphyrazinato-magnesium(II), [Py8QxPzMg(H2O)], were prepared by Mg-template macrocyclization processes, and their general physicochemical properties were examined. The previously reported porphyrazine analog, the tetrakis-2,3-[5,6-di(2-pyridyl)-pyrazino]porphyrazinato-magnesium(II), [Py8PyzPzMg(H2O)], has been also considered in the present work. The UV-visible solution spectra in nonaqueous solvents of this triad of externally octapyridinated Mg(II) complexes exhibit the usual profile observed for phthalocyanine and porphyrazine macrocycles, with intense absorptions in the Soret (300-450 nm) and Q band (600-800 nm) regions. It is observed that the Q band maximum sensibly shifts toward the red with peak values at 635 → 658 → 759 nm along the series [Py8PzMg(H2O)], [Py8PyzPzMg(H2O)], and [Py8QxPzMg(H2O)], as the extension of the macrocycle π-system increases. TDDFT calculations of the electronic absorption spectra were performed for the related water-free model compounds [Py8PzMg], [Py8PyzPzMg], and [Py8QxPzMg] to provide an interpretation of the UV-visible spectral changes occurring upon introduction of the pyrazine and quinoxaline rings at the periphery of the Pz macrocycle. To discriminate the electronic effects of the fused exocyclic rings from those of the appended 2-pyridyl rings, the UV-visible spectra of [PzMg] and [PyzPzMg] were also theoretically investigated. The theoretical results prove to agree very well with the experimental data, providing an accurate description of the UV-visible spectra. The observed spectral changes are interpreted on the basis of the electronic structure changes occurring along the series.

  4. UARS Halogen Occultation Experiment (HALOE) Level 2 V001

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The HALOE home page on the WWW is The Halogen Occultation Experiment (HALOE) on NASA's Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite...

  5. Anionic substituent control of the electronic structure of aromatic nitrenes.

    Rau, Nathan J; Welles, Emily A; Wenthold, Paul G


    The electronic structures of phenylnitrenes with anionic π-donating substituents are investigated by using mass spectrometry and electronic structure calculations. Reactions of para-CH(2)(-)-substituted phenylnitrene, formed by dissociative deprotonation of p-azidotoluene, with CS(2) and NO indicate that it has a closed-shell singlet ground state, whereas reactions of p-oxidophenylnitrene formed by dissociative deprotonation of p-azidophenol indicate either a triplet ground state or a singlet with a small singlet-triplet splitting. The ground electronic state assignments based on ion reactivity are consistent with electronic structure calculations. The stability of the closed-shell singlet states in nitrenes is shown by Natural Resonance Theory to be very sensitive to the amount of deprotonated-imine character in the wave function, such that large changes in state energies can be achieved by small modifications of the electronic structure.

  6. Directional emission of nonthermal halogen atoms by electron bombardment of alkali halides

    Postawa, Z.; Szymonski, M.


    We present the first experimental results on angle-resolved kinetic-energydistributions of halogen atoms desorbed from single crystals of alkali halidesbecause of electron bombardment. We found that the ejection of nonthermal Bratoms from the (100) surface of KBr is strongly forward peaked along thenormal. We suggest that this effect is caused by a thin damaged layer on thesurface due to a strong nonstoichiometry of the erosion process itself.

  7. Effectiveness of composite resin polymerization using light-emitting diodes (LEDs or halogen-based light-curing units Efetividade de polimerização de uma resina composta fotopolimerizada por diodos emissores de luz (LEDs ou luz halógena

    Bianca Micali


    Full Text Available The clinical performance of composite resins is greatly influenced by the quality of the light-curing unit used. The aim of this study was to compare the efficiency of a commercial light-emitting diode (LED with that of a halogen-based light-curing unit by means of dye penetration of a micro hybrid composite resin. The composite resin evaluated was Filtek Z250 (3M Dental. The composite was filled into acrylic moulds that were randomly polymerized for 40 seconds by each of the light-emitting systems: light-emitting diode Ultraled (Dabi Atlante or halogen light Degulux (Degussa Hüls curing units. Immediately after polymerization, each specimen was individually immersed in 1 ml of 2% methylene blue solution at 37°C ± 2°C. After 24 hours, the specimens were rinsed under running distilled water for 1 minute and stored at 37°C ± 2°C at relative humidity for 24 hours. The composite resins were removed from the moulds and individually triturated before being immersed in new test tubes containing 1 ml of absolute alcohol for 24 hours. The solutions were filtered and centrifuged for 3 minutes at 4,000 rpm and the supernatant was used to determine absorbance in a spectrophotometer at 590 nm. To verify the differences between groups polymerized by LED or halogen light t-test was applied. No significant differences were found between composite resins light-cured by LED or halogen light-curing unit (p > 0.05. The commercially LED-based light-curing unit is as effective to polymerize hybrid composite resins as the halogen-based unit.A longevidade clínica das resinas compostas é grandemente influenciada pela qualidade do aparelho fotopolimerizador utilizado. O objetivo deste trabalho foi comparar a eficácia de um aparelho fotopolimerizador de diodos emissores de luz e a de um de luz halógena através do grau de penetração de um corante em uma resina composta micro-híbrida. A resina composta utilizada (Filtek Z250/3M Dental foi inserida em matrizes

  8. Halogenated naphthyl methoxy piperidines for mapping serotonin transporter sites

    Goodman, M.M.; Faraj, B.


    Halogenated naphthyl methoxy piperidines having a strong affinity for the serotonin transporter are disclosed. Those compounds can be labeled with positron-emitting and/or gamma emitting halogen isotopes by a late step synthesis that maximizes the useable lifeterm of the label. The labeled compounds are useful for localizing serotonin transporter sites by positron emission tomography and/or single photon emission computed tomography.

  9. Halogen Bonding: An AIM Analysis of the Weak Interactions

    ZOU, Jian-Wei; LU, Yun-Xiang; YU, Qing-Sen; ZHANG, Hua-Xin; JIANG, Yong-Jun


    A series of complexes formed between halogen-containing molecules and ammonia have been investigated by means of the atoms in molecules (AIM) approach to gain a deeper insight into halogen bonding. The existence of the halogen bond critical points (XBCP) and the values of the electron density (ρb) and Laplacian of electron density (▽2pb) at the XBCP reveal the closed-shell interactions in these complexes. Integrated atomic properties such as charge, energy, polarization moment, volume of the halogen bond donor atoms, and the corresponding changes (△) upon complexation have been calculated. The present calculations have demonstrated that the halogen bond represents different AIM properties as compared to the well-documented hydrogen bond. Both the electron density and the Laplacian of electron density at the XBCP have been shown to correlate well with the interaction energy, which indicates that the topological parameters at the XBCP can be treated as a good measure of the halogen bond strength.In addition, an excellent linear relationship between the interatomic distance d(X…N) and the logarithm of ρb has been established.

  10. Halogen chemistry reduces tropospheric O3 radiative forcing

    Sherwen, Tomás; Evans, Mat J.; Carpenter, Lucy J.; Schmidt, Johan A.; Mickley, Loretta J.


    Tropospheric ozone (O3) is a global warming gas, but the lack of a firm observational record since the preindustrial period means that estimates of its radiative forcing (RFTO3) rely on model calculations. Recent observational evidence shows that halogens are pervasive in the troposphere and need to be represented in chemistry-transport models for an accurate simulation of present-day O3. Using the GEOS-Chem model we show that tropospheric halogen chemistry is likely more active in the present day than in the preindustrial. This is due to increased oceanic iodine emissions driven by increased surface O3, higher anthropogenic emissions of bromo-carbons, and an increased flux of bromine from the stratosphere. We calculate preindustrial to present-day increases in the tropospheric O3 burden of 113 Tg without halogens but only 90 Tg with, leading to a reduction in RFTO3 from 0.43 to 0.35 Wm-2. We attribute ˜ 50 % of this reduction to increased bromine flux from the stratosphere, ˜ 35 % to the ocean-atmosphere iodine feedback, and ˜ 15 % to increased tropospheric sources of anthropogenic halogens. This reduction of tropospheric O3 radiative forcing due to halogens (0.087 Wm-2) is greater than that from the radiative forcing of stratospheric O3 (˜ 0.05 Wm-2). Estimates of RFTO3 that fail to consider halogen chemistry are likely overestimates (˜ 25 %).

  11. Enthalpy-entropy compensation in biomolecular halogen bonds measured in DNA junctions.

    Carter, Megan; Voth, Andrea Regier; Scholfield, Matthew R; Rummel, Brittany; Sowers, Lawrence C; Ho, P Shing


    Interest in noncovalent interactions involving halogens, particularly halogen bonds (X-bonds), has grown dramatically in the past decade, propelled by the use of X-bonding in molecular engineering and drug design. However, it is clear that a complete analysis of the structure-energy relationship must be established in biological systems to fully exploit X-bonds for biomolecular engineering. We present here the first comprehensive experimental study to correlate geometries with their stabilizing potentials for fluorine (F), chlorine (Cl), bromine (Br), or iodine (I) X-bonds in a biological context. For these studies, we determine the single-crystal structures of DNA Holliday junctions containing halogenated uracil bases that compete X-bonds against classic hydrogen bonds (H-bonds), estimate the enthalpic energies of the competing interactions in the crystal system through crystallographic titrations, and compare the enthalpic and entropic energies of bromine and iodine X-bonds in solution by differential scanning calorimetry. The culmination of these studies demonstrates that enthalpic stabilization of X-bonds increases with increasing polarizability from F to Cl to Br to I, which is consistent with the σ-hole theory of X-bonding. Furthermore, an increase in the X-bonding potential is seen to direct the interaction toward a more ideal geometry. However, the entropic contributions to the total free energies must also be considered to determine how each halogen potentially contributes to the overall stability of the interaction. We find that bromine has the optimal balance between enthalpic and entropic energy components, resulting in the lowest free energy for X-bonding in this DNA system. The X-bond formed by iodine is more enthalpically stable, but this comes with an entropic cost, which we attribute to crowding effects. Thus, the overall free energy of an X-bonding interaction balances the stabilizing electrostatic effects of the σ-hole against the competing

  12. The effect of fluorine substituents in conjugated polymers

    Loevenich, P W


    quantum efficiency of 1.1%. Furthermore, an oligo(p-phenylene vinylene) was synthesised that contained two terminal fluorinated benzene rings and two central non-fluorinated benzene rings, all connected by vinylene bridges. This material aggregated in a 'brickwall' motif, where each molecule overlaps with two halves of molecules in the row above and below. The structure of this J aggregate is due to aryl-fluoroaryl-interactions and was demonstrated by X-ray crystal structure analysis. A new route to a well-defined block copolymer with alternating PEO-solubilising groups and fluorinated distyrylbenzene units was established. The Horner Wittig reaction was used as the polycondensation reaction. The non-fluorinated analogue of this block copolymer was prepared via the Wittig reaction. Both polymers were soluble in chloroform and free-standing films could be cast from solution. The position of the HOMO and LUMO energy levels of these two materials were determined by a combination of cyclic voltammetry, UV photoel...

  13. Survey of reproductive hazards among oil, chemical, and atomic workers exposed to halogenated hydrocarbons

    Savitz, D.A.; Harley, B.; Krekel, S.; Marshall, J.; Bondy, J.; Orleans, M.


    Several halogenated hydrocarbons are suspected of causing adverse reproductive effects. Because of such concerns, the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union surveyed the reproductive histories of two groups of workers. One group worked at plants engaged in the production or use of halogenated hydrocarbons (exposed) whereas the others had no such opportunity for exposure (nonexposed). Although a low response rate precludes firm conclusions, the 1,280 completed questionnaires provide useful data for generating hypotheses in this developing field of interest. A history of diagnosed cancer was reported more frequently among exposed workers. The infant mortality rate was also significantly elevated among the offspring of exposed workers. No risk gradient was observed for episodes of infertility, fetal loss, congenital defects, or low-birthweight offspring. Concerns with nonresponse, exposure characterization, possible confounding factors, and limited statistical power are addressed. The results provide further suggestions which help to direct studies of occupational reproductive risks.

  14. Comparative computational study of model halogen-bonded complexes of FKrCl.

    Joseph, Jerelle A; McDowell, Sean A C


    Quantum chemical calculations for the FKrCl molecule at various levels of theory were performed and suggest that this molecule is metastable and may be amenable to experimental synthesis under cryogenic conditions. The FKrCl molecule forms weak halogen-bonded complexes FKrCl···Y with small molecules like FH and H2O and its computed properties were compared with those for analogous complexes of its precursor, FCl, and its rare gas hydride counterpart, FKrH. The cooperative effect of additional noncovalent interactions introduced at the F atom in the FKrCl···Y dimer (to give Z···FKrCl···Y trimers) showed a general strengthening of the intermolecular interactions in the order halogen bond < hydrogen bond < beryllium bond < lithium bond.

  15. Effect of Phenyl CI Substituent Position on the Catalytic Performance for Olefin Epoxidation of Tetraphenylmetalloporphyrins%苯环上氯取代位对四苯基金属卟啉催化烯烃环氧化性能的影响

    阳卫军; 张磊; 李永进; 郭灿城


    以苯乙烯、环己烯和反式二苯乙烯为烯烃底物,以双氧水、叔丁基过氧化氢和异丙苯过氧化氢为氧化剂,以苯环上对位和邻位氯取代的四苯基金属卟啉为仿生催化剂,对烯烃的催化环氧化反应进行了对比研究.讨论了不同氯取代位的四苯基金属卟啉对烯烃环氧化性能的影响.实验结果表明,在没有助催化剂存在下,邻位氯代的四(2,6-二氯苯基)铁(锰)卟啉对烯烃的环氧化具有优异的催化性能,烯烃底物的转化率和环氧选择性都比对位氯代的四苯基铁(锰)卟啉高,且反应条件温和.其中FeⅢ(TDCPP)Cl的催化性能最好,环氧化选择性最高,催化氧化苯乙烯时,环氧苯乙烷的选择性达到了90.4%.相同金属离子不同配体的金属卟啉传递氧原子的能力为TDCPP〉T(p-Cl)PP〉TPP.氧化剂的结构对环氧化物的选择性有较大影响.过氧键连有吸电子基团的异丙苯过氧化氢对环氧化物的选择性最高.根据实验结果,对金属卟啉催化环氧化机理进行了分析.%The reaction of hydrogen peroxide, tert-butyl hydrogen peroxide or cumene hydrogen peroxide with styrene, cyclohexene and trans-stilbene, catalyzed by phenyl ortho or para CI substituent position of tetraphenylmetalloporphyrins, have been studied in this paper. Effect of different C1 substituent position on the catalytic per- formance for olefins epoxidation of tetraphenylmetalloporphyrins has been investigated. The results show that 5,10, 15,20-tetrakis- ( 2,6-dichlorophenyl ) porphyrin iron ( or manganese) chloride ( Fem ( TDCPP ) C1 or Mn Ⅲ ( TDCPP ) C1) on the epoxidation of olefin exhibits excellent catalytic properties, which the olefins conversion and epoxide selectivity is better than the tetra- (p-chorophenyl) -porphyrin iron ( or manganese) chloride ( Fe ^Ⅲ T (p-C1) PPC1 or Mn^Ⅲ T(p-C1)PPC1), and the reaction conditions is mild. FeZ(TDCPP) C1

  16. Halogen bonding interactions between brominated ion pairs and CO2 molecules: implications for design of new and efficient ionic liquids for CO2 absorption.

    Zhu, Xiang; Lu, Yunxiang; Peng, Changjun; Hu, Jun; Liu, Honglai; Hu, Ying


    In recent years, several novel halogenated liquids with characteristics of ionic liquids (ILs) were reported. To explore their performance in the absorption of CO(2), in this work, quantum chemical calculations at DFT level have been carried out to investigate halogen bonding interactions between experimentally available brominated ion pairs and CO(2) molecules. It is shown that, as compared to B3LYP, the functional PBE yields geometrical and energetic data more close to those of MP2 for cation-CO(2) systems. The cation of brominated ILs under study can interact with CO(2) molecules through Br···O interactions, possibly making an important impact on the physical solubility of CO(2) in brominated ILs. The optimized geometries of the complexes of the ion pair with CO(2) molecules are quite similar to those of the corresponding complexes of the cation, especially for the essentially linear C-Br···O contacts. However, much weaker halogen bonds are predicted in the former systems, as indicated by the longer intermolecular distances and the smaller interaction energies. Charges derived from NBO analysis reveal the origin of the different optimized conformations and halogen bonding interactions for the CO(2) molecule. Based on the electrostatic potential results, the substitution of hydrogen atoms with fluorine atoms constituting the cation is then applied to enhance halogen bond strength. The QTAIM analysis further validates the existence of halogen bonding interaction in all complexes. The topological properties at the halogen bond critical points indicate that the Br···O interactions in the complexes are basically electrostatic in nature and belong to conventional weak halogen bonds. This study would be helpful for designing new and effective ILs for CO(2) physical absorption.

  17. Genotoxicity of quinolones: substituents contribution and transformation products QSAR evaluation using 2D and 3D models.

    Li, Min; Wei, Dongbin; Zhao, Huimin; Du, Yuguo


    The genotoxicity of 21 quinolones antibiotics was determined using SOS/umu assay. Some quinolones exhibited high genotoxicity, and the chemical substituent on quinolone ring significantly affected genotoxicity. To establish the relationship between genotoxicity and substituent, a 2D-QSAR model based on quantum chemical parameters was developed. Calculation suggested that both steric and electrostatic properties were correlated well with genotoxicity. Furthermore, the specific effect on three key active sites (1-, 7- and 8-positions) of quinolone ring was investigated using a 3D-QSAR (comparative molecular field analysis, CoMFA) method. From our modeling, the genotoxicity increased when substituents had: (1) big volume and/or positive charge at 1-position; (2) negative charge at 7-position; and (3) small volume and/or negative charge at 8-position. The developed QSAR models were applicable to estimate genotoxicity of quinolones antibiotics and their transformation products. It is noted that some of the transformation products exhibited higher genotoxicity comparing to their precursor (e.g., ciprofloxacin). This study provided an alternative way to understand the molecule genotoxicity of quinolones derivatives, as well as to evaluate their potential environmental risks.

  18. Substituent distribution within cross-linked and hydroxypropylated sweet potato starch and potato starch

    Zhao, J.; Schols, H.A.; Chen Zenghong,; Jin Zhengyu,; Buwalda, P.L.; Gruppen, H.


    Revealing the substituents distribution within starch can help to understand the changes of starch properties after modification. The distribution of substituents over cross-linked and hydroxypropylated sweet potato starch was investigated and compared with modified potato starch. The starches were

  19. Halogenation of a capsaicin analogue leads to novel vanilloid TRPV1 receptor antagonists

    Appendino, Giovanni; Harrison, Selena; De Petrocellis, Luciano; Daddario, Nives; Bianchi, Federica; Schiano Moriello, Aniello; Trevisani, Marcello; Benvenuti, Francesca; Geppetti, Pierangelo; Di Marzo, Vincenzo


    The C-5 halogenation of the vanillyl moiety of resiniferatoxin, an ultrapotent agonist of vanilloid TRPV1 receptors, results in a potent antagonist for these receptors. Here, we have synthesized a series of halogenated derivatives of ‘synthetic capsaicin' (nonanoyl vanillamide=nordihydrocapsaicin) differing for the nature (iodine, bromine–chlorine) and the regiochemistry (C-5, C-6) of the halogenation.The activity of these compounds was investigated on recombinant human TRPV1 receptors overexpressed in HEK-293 cells. None of the six compounds exerted any significant agonist activity, as assessed by measuring their effect on TRPV1-mediated calcium mobilization. Instead, all compounds antagonized, to various extents, the effect of capsaicin in this assay.All 6-halo-nordihydrocapsaicins behaved as competitive antagonists against human TRPV1 according to the corresponding Schild's plots, and were more potent than the corresponding 5-halogenated analogues. The iodo-derivatives were more potent than the bromo- and chloro-derivatives.Using human recombinant TRPV1, 6-iodo-nordihydrocapsaicin (IC50=10 nM against 100 nM capsaicin) was about four times more potent than the prototypical TRPV1 antagonist, capsazepine, and was tested against capsaicin also on native TRPV1 in: (i) rat dorsal root ganglion neurons in culture; (ii) guinea-pig urinary bladder; and (iii) guinea-pig bronchi. In all cases, except for the guinea-pig bronchi, the compound was significantly more potent than capsazepine as a TRPV1 antagonist.In conclusion, 6-iodo-nordihydrocapsaicin, a stable and easily prepared compound, is a potent TRPV1 antagonist and a convenient replacement for capsazepine in most of the in vitro preparations currently used to assess the activity of putative vanilloid receptor agonists. PMID:12922928

  20. Synthesis of Soluble Halogenated Polyphenylenes. Mechanism for the Coupling Halogenated Lithiobenzenes


    the halogen content in these polymers was lowered using larger amounts of tert- butyllithium. TGA analysis (N2 , 20C/rmin) of I1 showed a 10% weight...iodide for every three aryl rings. DSC analysis (N2 , 20°C/min) for 1 8 showed no transitions on either the first or second heating scans to 230"C. TGA ... analysis (N2. 20C/rmin) showed a 10% weight loss at 3220C and char yields of 46% at 900"C. Visual analysis of the charred material did indicate that

  1. Molecular Engineering of Non-Halogenated Solution-Processable Bithiazole based Electron Transport Polymeric Semiconductors

    Fu, Boyi


    The electron deficiency and trans planar conformation of bithiazole is potentially beneficial for the electron transport performance of organic semiconductors. However, the incorporation of bithiazole into polymers through a facile synthetic strategy remains a challenge. Herein, 2,2’-bithiazole was synthesized in one step and copolymerized with dithienyldiketopyrrolopyrrole to afford poly(dithienyldiketopyrrolopyrrole-bithiazole), PDBTz. PDBTz exhibited electron mobility reaching 0.3 cm2V-1s-1 in organic field-effect transistor (OFET) configuration; this contrasts with a recently discussed isoelectronic conjugated polymer comprising an electron rich bithiophene and dithienyldiketopyrrolopyrrole, which displays merely hole transport characteristics. This inversion of charge carrier transport characteristics confirms the significant potential for bithiazole in the development of electron transport semiconducting materials. Branched 5-decylheptacyl side chains were incorporated into PDBTz to enhance polymer solubility, particularly in non-halogenated, more environmentally compatible solvents. PDBTz cast from a range of non-halogenated solvents exhibited film morphologies and field-effect electron mobility similar to those cast from halogenated solvents.

  2. Electrostatically enhanced FF interactions through hydrogen bonding, halogen bonding and metal coordination: an ab initio study.

    Bauzá, Antonio; Frontera, Antonio


    In this manuscript the ability of hydrogen and halogen bonding interactions, as well as metal coordination to enhance FF interactions involving fluorine substituted aromatic rings has been studied at the RI-MP2/def2-TZVPD level of theory. We have used 4-fluoropyridine, 4-fluorobenzonitrile, 3-(4-fluorophenyl)propiolonitrile and their respective meta derivatives as aromatic compounds. In addition, we have used HF and IF as hydrogen and halogen bond donors, respectively, and Ag(i) as the coordination metal. Furthermore, we have also used HF as an electron rich fluorine donor entity, thus establishing FF interactions with the above mentioned aromatic systems. Moreover, a CSD (Cambridge Structural Database) search has been carried out and some interesting examples have been found, highlighting the impact of FF interactions involving aromatic fluorine atoms in solid state chemistry. Finally, cooperativity effects between FF interactions and both hydrogen and halogen bonding interactions have been analyzed and compared. We have also used Bader's theory of "atoms in molecules" to further describe the cooperative effects.

  3. Comparative efficiency of plasma and halogen light sources on composite micro-hardness in different curing conditions

    Dietschi, Didier; Marret, N; Krejci, Ivo


    Recent developments have led to the introduction of high power curing lights, which are claimed to greatly reduce the total curing time. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a plasma-curing device (Apollo 95 E) and a halogen device (Heliolux DLX), in different curing conditions.

  4. Negative Halogen Ions for Fusion Applications

    Grisham, L.R.; Kwan, J.W.; Hahto, S.K.; Hahto, S.T.; Leung, K.N.; Westenskow, G.


    Over the past quarter century, advances in hydrogen negative ion sources have extended the usable range of hydrogen isotope neutral beams to energies suitable for large magnetically confined fusion devices. Recently, drawing upon this experience, negative halogen ions have been proposed as an alternative to positive ions for heavy ion fusion drivers in inertial confinement fusion, because electron accumulation would be prevented in negative ion beams, and if desired, the beams could be photo-detached to neutrals. This paper reports the results of an experiment comparing the current density and beam emittance of Cl+ and Cl- extracted from substantially ion-ion plasmas with that of Ar+ extracted from an ordinary electron-ion plasma, all using the same source, extractor, and emittance scanner. At similar discharge conditions, the Cl- current was typically 85 – 90% of the positive chlorine current, with an e-/ Cl- ratio as low as seven without grid magnets. The Cl- was as much as 76% of the Ar+ current from a discharge with the same RF drive. The minimum normalized beam emittance and inferred ion temperatures of Cl+, Cl-, and Ar+ were all similar, so the current density and optical quality of Cl- appear as suitable for heavy ion fusion driver applications as a positive noble gas ion of similar mass. Since F, I, and Br should all behave similarly in an ion source, they should also be suitable as driver beams.

  5. Design, synthesis and evaluation of aspirin analogues having an additional carboxylate substituent for antithrombotic activity.

    Alagha, Ahmed; Moman, Edelmiro; Adamo, Mauro F A; Nolan, Kevin B; Chubb, Anthony J


    Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) is an effective long-term prophylaxis of thrombotic events such as heart attacks and strokes. It covalently inhibits prostaglandin-H-synthase by interacting with Arg120 or Tyr385 at the active site allowing delivery of its acetyl group to Ser530. However the structure has not been optimized to fit the active site. We have designed acetylsalicylate analogues with an additional carboxylate substituent which allows simultaneous interaction with Arg120 and Tyr385 whilst positioning the acetyl group in close proximity to Ser530. One of these, an ester derivative which unlike acetylsalicylic acid is non-acidic, may act as useful lead compound for further exploitation of this approach.

  6. Catalytic mechanisms, basic roles, and biotechnological and environmental significance of halogenating enzymes

    Xianping Chen; Karl-Heinz van Pée


    The understanding of enzymatic incorporation of halogen atoms into organic molecules has increased during the last few years. Two novel types of halogenating enzymes, flavindependent halogenases and α-ketoglutarate-dependent halogenases, are now known to play a significant role in enzyme-catalyzed halogenation. The recent advances on the halogenating enzymes RebH, SyrB2, and CytC3 have suggested some new mechanisms for enzymatic halogenations. This review concentrates on the occurrence, catalytic mechanisms, and biotechnological applications of the halogenating enzymes that are currently known.

  7. Estimating the climate significance of halogen-driven ozone loss in the tropical marine troposphere

    A. Saiz-Lopez


    Full Text Available We have integrated observations of tropospheric ozone, very short-lived (VSL halocarbons and reactive iodine and bromine species from a wide variety of tropical data sources with the global CAM-Chem chemistry-climate model and offline radiative transfer calculations to compute the contribution of halogen chemistry to ozone loss and associated radiative impact in the tropical marine troposphere. The inclusion of tropospheric halogen chemistry in CAM-Chem leads to an annually averaged depletion of around 10% (~2.5 Dobson units of the tropical tropospheric ozone column, with largest effects in the middle to upper troposphere. This depletion contributes approximately −0.10 W m−2 to the radiative flux at the tropical tropopause. This negative flux is of similar magnitude to the ~0.33 W m−2 contribution of tropospheric ozone to present-day radiative balance as recently estimated from satellite observations. We find that the implementation of oceanic halogen sources and chemistry in climate models is an important component of the natural background ozone budget and we suggest that it needs to be considered when estimating both preindustrial ozone baseline levels and long term changes in tropospheric ozone.

  8. C3-halogenation of cytisine generates potent and efficacious nicotinic receptor agonists.

    Abin-Carriquiry, J Andrés; Voutilainen, Merja H; Barik, Jacques; Cassels, Bruce K; Iturriaga-Vásquez, Patricio; Bermudez, Isabel; Durand, Claudia; Dajas, Federico; Wonnacott, Susan


    Neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors subserve predominantly modulatory roles in the brain, making them attractive therapeutic targets. Natural products provide key leads in the quest for nicotinic receptor subtype-selective compounds. Cytisine, found in Leguminosae spp., binds with high affinity to alpha4beta2* nicotinic receptors. We have compared the effect of C3 and C5 halogenation of cytisine and methylcytisine (MCy) on their interaction with native rat nicotinic receptors. 3-Bromocytisine (3-BrCy) and 3-iodocytisine (3-ICy) exhibited increased binding affinity (especially at alpha7 nicotinic receptors; Ki approximately 0.1 microM) and functional potency, whereas C5-halogenation was detrimental. 3-BrCy and 3-ICy were more potent than cytisine at evoking [3H]dopamine release from striatal slices (EC50 approximately 11 nM), [3H]noradrenaline release from hippocampal slices (EC50 approximately 250 nM), increases in intracellular Ca2+ in PC12 cells and inward currents in Xenopus oocytes expressing human alpha3beta4 nicotinic receptor (EC50 approximately 2 microM). These compounds were also more efficacious than cytisine. C3-halogenation of cytisine is proposed to stabilize the open conformation of the nicotinic receptor but does not enhance subtype selectivity.

  9. Halogen-directed drug design for Alzheimer's disease: a combined density functional and molecular docking study.

    Rahman, Adhip; Ali, Mohammad Tuhin; Shawan, Mohammad Mahfuz Ali Khan; Sarwar, Mohammed Golam; Khan, Mohammad A K; Halim, Mohammad A


    A series of halogen-directed donepezil drugs has been designed to inhibit acetyl cholinesterase (AChE). Density Functional theory (DFT) has been employed to optimize the chair as well as boat conformers of the parent drug and modified ligands at B3LYP/MidiX and B3LYP/6-311G + (d,p) level of theories. Charge distribution, dipole moment, enthalpy, free energy and molecular orbitals of these ligands are also investigated to understand how the halogen-directed modifications impact the ligand structure and govern the non-bonding interactions with the receptors. Molecular docking calculation has been performed to understand the similarities and differences between the binding modes of unmodified and halogenated chair-formed ligands. Molecular docking indicated donepezil and modified ligands had non-covalent interactions with hydrophobic gorges and anionic subsites of AChE. The -CF3-directed ligand possessed the most negative binding affinity. Non-covalent interactions within the ligand-receptor systems were found to be mostly hydrophobic and π- stacking type. F, Cl and -CF3 containing ligands emerge as effective and selective AChE inhibitors, which can strongly interact with the two active sites of AChE. In addition, we have also investigated selected pharmacokinetic parameters of the parent and modified ligands.

  10. 40 CFR 721.10145 - Modified reaction products of alkyl alcohol, halogenated alkane, substituted epoxide, and amino...


    ... alcohol, halogenated alkane, substituted epoxide, and amino compound (generic). 721.10145 Section 721... Modified reaction products of alkyl alcohol, halogenated alkane, substituted epoxide, and amino compound... identified generically as modified reaction products of alkyl alcohol, halogenated alkane,...

  11. Brønsted Acidic Ionic Liquid Accelerated Halogenation of Organic Compounds with N-Halosuccinimides (NXS)

    Stojan Stavber; Kenneth K. Laali; Dejan Vražič; Marjan Jereb


    ...;-halogenated ketone and ring-halogenated ketones were obtained. Activated aromatics were regioselectively ring halogenated to give mono- and dihalo-substituted products. The [BMIM(SO3H)][OTf] ionic liquid (IL...

  12. Brønsted acidic ionic liquid accelerated halogenation of organic compounds with N-Halosuccinimides (NXS)

    Vražič, Dejan; Jereb, Marjan; Laali, Kenneth K; Stavber, Stojan


    ...-halogenated ketone and ring-halogenated ketones were obtained. Activated aromatics were regioselectively ring halogenated to give mono- and dihalo-substituted products. The [BMIM(SO(3)H)][OTf] ionic liquid (IL...

  13. A theoretical model on the formation mechanism and kinetics of highly toxic air pollutants from halogenated formaldehydes reacted with halogen atoms

    Ji, Y. M.; Wang, H. H.; Gao, Y. P.; Li, G. Y.; An, T. C.


    The atmospheric reactions of halogenated formaldehydes with halogen atoms were investigated by high-accuracy molecular orbital calculation. Our studies showed that compared to X-addition pathway, the H-abstraction pathway was demonstrated to be more preferred to form halogenated formyl radicals and hydrogen halides (HX). In specific areas with abundant halogen atoms, such as the marine boundary layer (MBL), halogenated formyl radical was reacted easily with halogen atoms and finally transformed into HX and CO2 in the presence of water; otherwise, this radical was degraded to CO2, halogen gas, and halogenated oxide in the presence of O2 and halogen atoms. By using the canonical variational transition state theory, the kinetics calculations were performed within a wide atmospheric temperature range of 200-368 K, and theoretical values agreed well with the available experimental data. Under atmospheric conditions, rate constants decreased as altitude increased, and especially the rate constants of halogen atoms reacted with FCHO quickly reduced. The kinetic results showed that although the reactions of halogenated formaldehydes with F atoms occurred more easily than did those with Cl and Br atoms, the two latter reactions were still important atmospheric degradation process, especially in the MBL. The modified Arrhenius equations of rate constants within the atmospheric temperature range were fitted, which helped to understand the established atmospheric model and estimated the contribution of title reactions to atmospheric chemistry pollution.

  14. Adsorption of halogenated aliphatic contaminants by graphene nanomaterials.

    Zhou, Yang; Apul, Onur Guven; Karanfil, Tanju


    In this study, adsorption of ten environmentally halogenated aliphatic synthetic organic compounds (SOCs) by a pristine graphene nanosheet (GNS) and a reduced graphene oxide (rGO) was examined, and their adsorption behaviors were compared with those of a single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) and a granular activated carbon (GAC). In addition, the impacts of background water components (i.e., natural organic matter (NOM), ionic strength (IS) and pH) on the SOC adsorption behavior were investigated. The results indicated HD3000 and SWCNT with higher microporous volumes exhibited higher adsorption capacities for the selected aliphatic SOCs than graphenes, demonstrating microporosity of carbonaceous adsorbents played an important role in the adsorption. Analysis of adsorption isotherms demonstrated that hydrophobic interactions were the dominant contributor to the adsorption of aliphatic SOCs by graphenes. However, π-π electron donor-acceptor and van der Waals interactions are likely the additional mechanisms contributing to the adsorption of aliphatic SOCs on graphenes. Among the three background solution components examined, NOM showed the most influential effect on adsorption of the selected aliphatic SOCs, while pH and ionic strength had a negligible effects. The NOM competition on aliphatic adsorption was less pronounced on graphenes than SWCNT. Overall, in terms of adsorption capacities, graphenes tested in this study did not exhibit a major advantage over SWCNT and GAC for the adsorption of aliphatic SOCs. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Persistence, bioaccumulation, and toxicity of halogen-free flame retardants.

    Waaijers, Susanne L; Kong, Deguo; Hendriks, Hester S; de Wit, Cynthia A; Cousins, Ian T; Westerink, Remco H S; Leonards, Pim E G; Kraak, Michiel H S; Admiraal, Wim; de Voogt, Pim; Parsons, John R


    Polymers are synthetic organic materials having a high carbon and hydrogen content, which make them readily combustible. Polymers have many indoor uses and their flammability makes them a fire hazard. Therefore, flame retardants (FRs) are incorporated into these materials as a safety measure. Brominated flame retardants (BFRs), which accounted for about 21% of the total world market of FRs, have several unintended negative effects on the environment and human health. Hence, there is growing interest in finding appropriate alternative halogen-free flame retardants (HFFRs). Many of these HFFRs are marketed already, although their environ- mental behavior and toxicological properties are often only known to a limited extent, and their potential impact on the environment cannot yet be properly assessed. Therefore, we undertook this review to make an inventory of the available data that exists (up to September 2011) on the physical-chemical properties, pro- duction volumes, persistence, bioaccumulation, and toxicity (PBT) of a selection of HFFRs that are potential replacements for BFRs in polymers. Large data gaps were identified for the physical-chemical and the PBT properties of the reviewed HFFRs. Because these HFFRs are currently on the market, there is an urgent need to fill these data gaps. Enhanced transparency of methodology and data are needed to reevaluate certain test results that appear contradictory, and, if this does not provide new insights, further research should be performed. TPP has been studied quite extensively and it is clearly persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic. So far, RDP and BDP have demonstrated low to high ecotoxicity and persistence. The compounds ATH and ZB exerted high toxicity to some species and ALPI appeared to be persistent and has low to moderate reported ecotoxicity. DOPO and MPP may be persistent, but this view is based merely on one or two studies, clearly indicating a lack of information. Many degradation studies have been

  16. Investigating Planetary Volatile Accretion Mechanisms Using the Halogens

    Ballentine, C. J.; Clay, P. L.; Burgess, R.; Busemann, H.; Ruzié, L.; Joachim, B.; Day, J. M.


    Depletion of the volatile elements in the Earth relative to the CI chondrites is roughly correlated with volatility, or decreasing condensation temperature. For the heavy halogen group elements (Cl, Br and I), volatility alone does not account for their apparent depletion, which early data has suggested is far greater than predicted [1-2]. Such depletion has been used to argue for the preferential loss of halogens by, amongst other processes, impact-driven erosive loss from Earth's surface [2]. Little consensus exists as to why the halogens should exhibit such preferential behavior during accretionary processes. Early efforts to constrain halogen abundance and understand their behavior in both Earth and planetary materials [3-6] have been hampered by their typically low abundance (ppb level) in most geologic materials. We present the results of halogen analysis of 23 chondrite samples, selected to represent diverse groups and petrologic type. Halogen abundances were measured by neutron irradiation noble gas mass spectrometry (NI-NGMS). Significant concentration heterogeneity is observed within some samples. However, a single Br/Cl and I/Cl ratio of 1.9 ± 0.2 (x 10-3) and 335 ± 10 (x 10-6) can be defined for carbonaceous chondrites with a good correlation between Br and Cl (R2 = 0.97) and between I and Cl (R2 = 0.84). Ratios of I/Cl overlap with terrestrial estimates of Bulk Silicate Earth and Mid Ocean Ridge Basalts. Similarly, good correlations are derived for enstatite (E) chondrites and a sulfide- and halogen- rich subset of E-chondrites. Chlorine abundances of CI (Orgueil) in this study are lower by factor of ~ 3 than the value of ~ 700 ppm Cl (compilation in [1]). Our results are similar to early discarded low values for Ivuna and Orgueil from [5,6] and agree more closely with values for CM chondrites. Halogens may not be as depleted in Earth as previously suggested, or a high degree of heterogeneity in the abundance of these volatile elements in

  17. The effect of dendritic generations on the singlet oxygen production of silicon(IV) phthalocyanine axially bearing poly(nitro aryl benzyl ether) dendritic substituents%代数对芳基苄醚树枝状酞菁硅(Ⅳ)光敏产生单线态氧的影响

    王瑜华; 刘静; 郑思宁; 郑莉琴; 杨洪钦; 彭亦如


    光敏剂产生单线态氧的能力是评价其光动力活性的因素之一。采用2,5-二甲基呋喃为吸收剂,通过高效液相色谱法研究了1-3代硝基芳基苄醚树枝配体轴向取代酞菁硅(Ⅳ)单线态氧的生成速率、生成速率常数及量子产率。结果表明,轴向取代酞菁硅(Ⅳ)单线态氧的生成速率和生成速率常数均随着树枝代数的增加而逐渐增大,低代的树枝配体轴向取代酞菁硅(Ⅳ)的单线态氧量子产率较高,这可能与不同代树枝配体对酞菁核的位点分离有关。研究将为开发轴向取代酞菁硅(Ⅳ)配合物作为新型光敏剂提供重要的理论参考。%The singlet oxygen(102) production capabilitity of photosensitizers is an important factor to assess their potential as effective photodynamic therapy(PDT) agents. In this paper, the 102 production rate, produc- tion rate constant and quantum yield of silicon(IV) phthalocyanine axially bearing 1-3rd generations poly(nitro aryl benzyl ether) dendritic substituents were evaluated by a high performance liquid chromatographic method. The results show that the 1O2 production rate and production rate constant of these compounds increase gradu- ally with dendritic generations increase. And the 102 quantum yield of silicon(IV) phthalocyanine with 1St gen- eration dendritic ligand was the highest. This may be due to the isolation effect of the dendritic ligands on the phthalocyanine core. The parameters of the observed 102 production properties will provide valuable data for these dendrimer phthalocyanines as promising photosensitizer in PDT application.

  18. Thermochemical properties and phase behavior of halogenated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

    Fu, Jinxia; Suuberg, Eric M


    Knowledge of vapor pressure of organic pollutants is essential in predicting their fate and transport in the environment. In the present study, the vapor pressures of 12 halogenated polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs), 9-chlorofluorene, 2,7-dichlorofluorene, 2-bromofluorene, 9-bromofluorene, 2,7-dibromofluorene, 2-bromoanthracene, 9-chlorophenanthrene, 9-bromophenanthrene, 9,10-dibromophenanthrene, 1-chloropyrene, 7-bromobenz[a]anthracene, and 6,12-dibromochrysene, were measured using the Knudsen effusion method over the temperature range of 301 to 464 K. Enthalpies and entropies of sublimation of these compounds were determined via application of the Clausius-Clapeyron equation. The data were also compared with earlier published literature values to study the influence of halogen substitution on vapor pressure of PACs. As expected, the halogen substitution decreases vapor pressure compared with parent compounds but does not necessarily increase the enthalpy of sublimation. Furthermore, the decrease of vapor pressure also depends on the substitution position and the substituted halogen, and the di-substitution of chlorine and/or bromine decreases the vapor pressure compared with single halogen-substituted polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. In addition, the enthalpy of fusion and melting temperature of these 12 PACs were determined using differential scanning calorimetry and melting point analysis.

  19. The mechanism of halogen liberation in the polar troposphere

    E. Lehrer


    Full Text Available Sudden depletions of tropospheric ozone during spring were reported from the Arctic and also from Antarctic coastal sites. Field studies showed that those depletion events are caused by reactive halogen species, especially bromine compounds. However the source and seasonal variation of reactive halogen species is still not completely understood. There are several indications that the halogen mobilisation from the sea ice surface of the polar oceans may be the most important source for the necessary halogens. Here we present a 1-D model study aimed at determining the primary source of reactive halogens. The model includes gas phase and heterogeneous bromine and chlorine chemistry as well as vertical transport between the surface and the top of the boundary layer. The autocatalytic Br release by photochemical processes (bromine explosion and subsequent rapid bromine catalysed ozone depletion is well reproduced in the model and the major source of reactive bromine appears to be the sea ice surface. The sea salt aerosol alone is not sufficient to yield the high levels of reactive bromine in the gas phase necessary for fast ozone depletion. However, the aerosol efficiently 'recycles' less reactive bromine species (e.g. HBr and feeds them back into the ozone destruction cycle. Isolation of the boundary layer air from the free troposphere by a strong temperature inversion was found to be critical for boundary layer ozone depletion to happen. The combination of strong surface inversions and presence of sunlight occurs only during polar spring.

  20. Ring substituents mediate the morphology of PBDTTPD-PCBM bulk-heterojunction solar cells

    Warnan, Julien


    Among π-conjugated polymer donors for efficient bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) solar cell applications, poly(benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophene- thieno[3,4-c]pyrrole-4,6-dione) (PBDTTPD) polymers yield some of the highest open-circuit voltages (VOC, ca. 0.9 V) and fill-factors (FF, ca. 70%) in conventional (single-cell) BHJ devices with PCBM acceptors. In PBDTTPD, side chains of varying size and branching affect polymer self-assembly, nanostructural order, and impact material performance. However, the role of the polymer side-chain pattern in the intimate mixing between polymer donors and PCBM acceptors, and on the development of the BHJ morphology is in general less understood. In this contribution, we show that ring substituents such as furan (F), thiophene (T) and selenophene (S)-incorporated into the side chains of PBDTTPD polymers-can induce significant and, of importance, very different morphological effects in BHJs with PCBM. A combination of experimental and theoretical (via density functional theory) characterizations sheds light on how varying the heteroatom of the ring substituents impacts (i) the preferred side-chain configurations and (ii) the ionization, electronic, and optical properties of the PBDTTPD polymers. In parallel, we find that the PBDT(X)TPD analogs (with X = F, T, or S) span a broad range of power conversion efficiencies (PCEs, 3-6.5%) in optimized devices with improved thin-film morphologies via the use of 1,8-diiodooctane (DIO), and discuss that persistent morphological impediments at the nanoscale can be at the origin of the spread in PCE across optimized PBDT(X)TPD-based devices. With their high VOC ∼1 V, PBDT(X)TPD polymers are promising candidates for use in the high-band gap cell of tandem solar cells. © 2014 American Chemical Society.

  1. Improving the Solubility of Halogenated 1-Ammonio-closo-dodecaborate Anions.

    Bertocco, Philipp; Derendorf, Janis; Jenne, Carsten; Kirsch, Christoph


    The partly halogenated and N-alkylated closo-dodecaborates [B12Cl6H5N(propyl)3](-) and [B12Br6H5NR3](-) (R = ethyl-pentyl) were prepared by alkylation of [B12H11NH3](-) and subsequent halogenation with elemental chlorine or N-bromosuccinimide. Simple metathesis reactions yielded the [HNMe3](+), [C6mim](+), [NBu4](+), and Na(+) salts, which were characterized by heteronuclear NMR and IR spectroscopy as well as electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. The crystal structures of the salts [HNMe3][B12Br6H5N(ethyl)3]·CH3CN, [HNMe3][B12Br6H5N(propyl)3], Na[B12Br6H5N(butyl)3], and [HNMe3][B12Cl7H4N(propyl)3]·CH3CN were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The [C6mim](+) salts are thermally stable to temperatures higher than 300 °C. The melting points are between 57 and 80 °C, which classify the [C6mim](+) salts of [B12Cl6H5N(propyl)3](-) and [B12Br6H5NR3](-) (R = propyl-pentyl) as ionic liquids. The anions are oxidized only at potentials higher than 2 V versus Fc(0/+) as determined by cyclic voltammetry. The solubility of the sodium salts in CH2Cl2 solution was determined by NMR spectroscopy. With the increasing length of the alkyl chain attached to the ammonio group the solubility is significantly enhanced. A solubility up to 125 mmol/L for Na[B12Br6H5N(pentyl)3] in dichloromethane was determined. In addition, the trialkylation of the perchlorinated anion [B12Cl11NH3](-) was investigated in detail. A Hofmann elimination was observed to occur at higher temperatures, when alkyl groups with β-hydrogen atoms were introduced. Organic substituents without β-hydrogen atoms gave more stable compounds; however, trialkylation proved to be difficult presumably due to steric hindrance. The crystal structure of the byproduct [PPh4]2[B12Cl11N(propargyl)2] was determined.

  2. The impact of substituents on the transition states of SN2 and E2 reactions in aliphatic and vinylic systems: remarkably facile vinylic eliminations.

    Nettey, Samuel; Swift, Christopher A; Joviliano, Renan; Noin, Diogo O; Gronert, Scott


    For a series of α and β substituted haloethanes and haloethenes, gas-phase experiments and computational modeling have been used to characterize their nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions. Despite being less thermodynamically favorable, the vinylic eliminations have rate constants and computed barriers that are similar to those of analogous aliphatic eliminations. This is the result of the vinylic systems shifting to more E1(cb)-like transition states and exploiting the inherent greater acidity of vinylic hydrogens. In general, the α-substituents have a greater impact on the S(N)2 pathways and stabilize the transition states via field and polarizability effects. Substantial stabilization is also provided to the E2 transition states by the α-substituents, but they have surprisingly little impact on the geometries of the transition states of either pathway. The β-substituents generally lead to a strong bias toward elimination and greatly affect the synchronicity of the elimination (more E1(cb)-like) as well as its location on the reaction coordinate (early). The experimental and computational data are in good accord, and the full data set provides a comprehensive picture of substituent effects on solvent-free S(N)2 and E2 processes.

  3. Deciphering Halogen Competition in Organometallic Halide Perovskite Growth.

    Yang, Bin; Keum, Jong; Ovchinnikova, Olga S; Belianinov, Alex; Chen, Shiyou; Du, Mao-Hua; Ivanov, Ilia N; Rouleau, Christopher M; Geohegan, David B; Xiao, Kai


    Organometallic halide perovskites (OHPs) hold great promise for next-generation, low-cost optoelectronic devices. During the chemical synthesis and crystallization of OHP thin films, a major unresolved question is the competition between multiple halide species (e.g., I(-), Cl(-), Br(-)) in the formation of the mixed-halide perovskite crystals. Whether Cl(-) ions are successfully incorporated into the perovskite crystal structure or, alternatively, where they are located is not yet fully understood. Here, in situ X-ray diffraction measurements of crystallization dynamics are combined with ex situ TOF-SIMS chemical analysis to reveal that Br(-) or Cl(-) ions can promote crystal growth, yet reactive I(-) ions prevent them from incorporating into the lattice of the final perovskite crystal structure. The Cl(-) ions are located in the grain boundaries of the perovskite films. These findings significantly advance our understanding of the role of halogens during synthesis of hybrid perovskites and provide an insightful guidance to the engineering of high-quality perovskite films, essential for exploring superior-performing and cost-effective optoelectronic devices.

  4. Surface relief measurements in side-chain azobenzene polyesters with different substituents

    Helgert, M.; Wenke, L.; Hvilsted, Søren


    that the formation of the surface relief is dependent on the substituents. In both experiments irradiation with p-polarized light generates peaks for the CN, CF3, CH3 and F substituents, while fur a Cl substituent valleys art: observed. Also s-polarized light is found to produce surface deformations. An amorphous...... azobenzene polyester was included in the study for comparison. The results point to a mechanism of the surface relief phenomenon, in which the architecture of the polyesters plays a crucial role....

  5. Biodegradation of Trihalomethanes and Other Halogenated Aliphatic Compounds

    Smith, G. B.


    The biological dehalogenation of common water pollutants such as trichloromethane (chloroform) and other halogenated aliphatic compounds was the subject of this project. Samples from diverse water environments such as from groundwater contaminated with halogenated compounds and wastewaters from regional treatment plants were studied to identify conditions that favor certain dehalogenation reactions over others. Gene probe analyses of DNA extracted from the dichlormethane-degrading wastewater indicated the presence of the gene coding for dichloromethane dehalogenase, indicating the genetic basis for the dechlorination activity observed. These studies indicate that methanogenic bacteria are the organisms responsible for the chloroform dechlorination. Dechlorination of a common chlorofluorocarbon (CFC-11) was identified in samples taken from a regional aquifer contaminated with halogenated aliphatic compounds.

  6. A Localized Molecular Orbital Study of the Halogen Substitution Effect on (103)Rh NMR Shielding in [Cp*RhX2]2, Where X = Cl, Br, or I.

    Mirzaeva, Irina V; Mainichev, Dmitry A; Kozlova, Svetlana G


    (103)Rh NMR parameters and the bonding structure of three complexes of [Cp*RhX2]2, where X = Cl, Br, or I, have been studied with the help of natural bond orbitals (NBOs) and natural localized molecular orbitals (NLMOs). The complexes of [Cp*RhX2]2, where X = Cl, Br, or I, have similar bonding structures, with the major difference being in the degree of covalency of the Rh-X bonds. The decomposition of (103)Rh NMR shielding into diamagnetic, paramagnetic, and spin-orbit terms shows that normal halogen dependence (NHD) of the (103)Rh NMR shift is defined mostly by the paramagnetic term, with the spin-orbit term being significantly smaller. The decomposition of (103)Rh shielding into spin-free NBO and NLMO contributions shows that (103)Rh shielding is dominated by Rh d-orbital deshielding contributions. We explain the NHD of the (103)Rh NMR shift with the increase in the energies of the virtual antibonding Rh-X orbitals along the X = Cl, Br, and I series.

  7. Behavior of halogens during the degassing of felsic magmas

    Balcone-Boissard, H.; Villemant, B.; Boudon, G.


    Residual concentrations of halogens (F, Cl, Br, I) and H2O in glass (matrix glass and melt inclusions) have been determined in a series of volcanic clasts (pumice and lava-dome fragments) of plinian, vulcanian and lava dome-forming eruptions. Felsic magmas from calc-alkaline, trachytic and phonolitic systems have been investigated: Montagne Pelée and Soufrière Hills of Montserrat (Lesser Antilles), Santa Maria-Santiaguito (Guatemala), Fogo (Azores) and Vesuvius (Italy). The behavior of halogens during shallow H2O degassing primarily depends on their incompatible character and their partitioning between melt and exsolved H2O vapor. However, variations in pre-eruptive conditions, degassing kinetics, and syn-eruptive melt crystallization induce large variations in the efficiency of halogen extraction. In all systems studied, Cl, Br and I are not fractionated from each other by differentiation or by degassing processes. Cl/Br/I ratios in melt remain almost constant from the magma reservoir to the surface. The ratios measured in erupted clasts are thus characteristic of pre-eruptive magma compositions and may be used to trace deep magmatic processes. F behaves as an incompatible element and, unlike the other halogens, is never significantly extracted by degassing. Cl, Br and I are efficiently extracted from melts at high pressure by H2O-rich fluids exsolved from magmas or during slow effusive magma degassing, but not during rapid explosive degassing. Because H2O and halogen mobility depends on their speciation, which strongly varies with pressure in both silicate melts and exsolved fluids, we suggest that the rapid pressure decrease during highly explosive eruptions prevents complete equilibrium between the diverse species of the volatiles and consequently limits their degassing. Conversely, degassing in effusive eruptions is an equilibrium process and leads to significant halogen output in volcanic plumes.

  8. The Radical Stabilization Energy of a Substituted Carbon-centered Free Radical Depends both on the Functionality of the Substituent and the Ordinality of the Radical

    Poutsma, Marvin L [ORNL


    Chemical intuition suggests that the stabilization of a carbon-centered free radical by a substituent X would be the greatest for a prim and least for a more stable tert radical because of saturation. However, analysis of a comprehensive recent set of bond dissociation energies computed by Coote and coworkers (Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2010 12 9597) and transformed into radical stabilization energies (RSE) suggests that this supposition is often violated. The RSE for a given X depends not only on the nature of X but also on the ordinality (i.e., prim, sec, or tert) of the radical onto which it is substituted. For substituents that stabilize by electron delocalization but also contain electron-withdrawing centers, such as the carbonyl function, the stabilization of XCMe2 compared with HCMe2 is greater than for XCH2 compared with HCH2 . However, for substituents that stabilize by lone-pair electron donation, such as N or O centers, the order is strongly reversed. This contrast can be qualitatively rationalized by considering charge-separated VB contributors to the radical structure (R2C+ X- and R2C- X+ ) and the contrasting effects of methyl substituents on them. This conclusion is not dependent on the particular definition used for RSE.

  9. Symmetric and asymmetric halogen-containing metallocarboranylporphyrins and uses thereof

    Miura, Michiko; Wu, Haitao


    The present invention is directed to low toxicity boronated compounds and methods for their use in the treatment, visualization, and diagnosis of tumors. More specifically, the present invention is directed to low toxicity halogenated, carborane-containing 5,10,15,20-tetraphenylporphyrin compounds and methods for their use particularly in boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) for the treatment of tumors of the brain, head and neck, and surrounding tissue. The invention is also directed to using these halogenated, carborane-containing tetraphenylporphyrin compounds in methods of tumor imaging and/or diagnosis such as MRI, SPECT, or PET.

  10. Analysis of positions and substituents on genotoxicity of fluoroquinolones with quantitative structure-activity relationship and 3D Pharmacophore model.

    Fengxian, Chen; Reti, Hai


    The genotoxicity values of 21 quinolones were studied to establish a quantitative structure-activity relationship model and 3D Pharmacophore model separately for screening essential positions and substituents that contribute to genotoxicity of fluoroquinolones (FQs). A full factor experimental design was performed to analyze the specific main effect and second-order interaction effect of different positions and substituents on genotoxicity, forming a reasonable modification scheme which was validated on typical FQ with genotoxicity and efficacy data. Four positions (1, 5, 7, 8) were screened finally to form the full factorial experimental design which contained 72 congeners in total, illustrating that: the dominant effect of 5 and 7-positions on genotoxicity of FQs is main effect; meanwhile the effect of 1 and 8-positions is a second-order interaction effect; two adjacent positions always have stronger second-order interaction effect and lower genotoxicity; the obtained modification scheme had been validated on typical FQ congeners with the modified compound has a lower genotoxicity, higher synthesis feasibilities and efficacy. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. 40 CFR 721.785 - Halogenated alkane aromatic compound (generic name).


    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Halogenated alkane aromatic compound... Specific Chemical Substances § 721.785 Halogenated alkane aromatic compound (generic name). (a) Chemical... as a halogenated alkane aromatic compound (PMN P-94-1747) is subject to reporting under this...

  12. Halogen and Cl isotopic systematics in Martian phosphates: Implications for the Cl cycle and surface halogen reservoirs on Mars

    Bellucci, J. J.; Whitehouse, M. J.; John, T.; Nemchin, A. A.; Snape, J. F.; Bland, P. A.; Benedix, G. K.


    The Cl isotopic compositions and halogen (Cl, F, Br, and I) abundances in phosphates from eight Martian meteorites, spanning most rock types and ages currently available, have been measured in situ by Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS). Likewise, the distribution of halogens has been documented by x-ray mapping. Halogen concentrations range over several orders of magnitude up to some of the largest concentrations yet measured in Martian samples or on the Martian surface, and the inter-element ratios are highly variable. Similarly, Cl isotope compositions exhibit a larger range than all pristine terrestrial igneous rocks. Phosphates in ancient (>4 Ga) meteorites (orthopyroxenite ALH 84001 and breccia NWA 7533) have positive δ37Cl anomalies (+1.1 to + 2.5 ‰). These samples also exhibit explicit whole rock and grain scale evidence for hydrothermal or aqueous activity. In contrast, the phosphates in the younger basaltic Shergottite meteorites (<600 Ma) have negative δ37Cl anomalies (-0.2 to - 5.6 ‰). Phosphates with the largest negative δ37Cl anomalies display zonation in which the rims of the grains are enriched in all halogens and have significantly more negative δ37Cl anomalies suggestive of interaction with the surface of Mars during the latest stages of basalt crystallization. The phosphates with no textural, major element, or halogen enrichment evidence for mixing with this surface reservoir have an average δ37Cl of - 0.6 ‰, supporting a similar initial Cl isotope composition for Mars, the Earth, and the Moon. Oxidation and reduction of chlorine are the only processes known to strongly fractionate Cl isotopes, both positively and negatively, and perchlorate has been detected in weight percent concentrations on the Martian surface. The age range and obvious mixing history of the phosphates studied here suggest perchlorate formation and halogen cycling via brines, which have been documented on the Martian surface, has been active throughout Martian

  13. Using beryllium bonds to change halogen bonds from traditional to chlorine-shared to ion-pair bonds.

    Alkorta, Ibon; Elguero, José; Mó, Otilia; Yáñez, Manuel; Del Bene, Janet E


    Ab initio MP2/aug'-cc-pVTZ calculations have been carried out to investigate the structures, binding energies, and bonding characteristics of binary complexes HFBe:FCl, R2Be:FCl, and FCl:N-base, and of ternary complexes HFBe:FCl:N-base and R2Be:FCl:N-base for R = H, F, Cl; N-base = NH3, NHCH2, NCH. Dramatic synergistic cooperative effects have been found between the Be···F beryllium bonds and the Cl···N halogen bonds in ternary complexes. The Cl···N traditional halogen bonds and the Be···F beryllium bonds in binary complexes become significantly stronger in ternary complexes, while the F-Cl bond weakens. Charge-transfer from F to the empty p(σ) orbital of Be leads to a bending of the XYBe molecule and a change in the hybridization of Be, which in the limit becomes sp(2). As a function of the intrinsic basicity of the nitrogen base and the intrinsic acidity of the Be derivative, the halogen-bond type evolves from traditional to chlorine-shared to ion-pair bonds. The mechanism by which an ion-pair complex is formed is similar to that involved in the dissociative proton attachment process. EOM-CCSD spin-spin coupling constants (1X)J(Cl-N) across the halogen bond in these complexes also provide evidence of the same evolution of the halogen-bond type.

  14. Comparison of halogen bonding networks with Ru(ii) complexes and analysis of the influence of the XB interactions on their reactivity.

    Mosquera, Marta E G; Egido, Irene; Hortelano, Carlos; López-López, María; Gómez-Sal, Pilar


    Coordination compounds of formula [Ru(Cl)2(CNR)4] are interesting building blocks for the preparation of halogen bonding supramolecular networks, since the chloride ligand is a good XB acceptor. When using I2 as the XB donor, an unexpected reaction on the ruthenium coordination sphere happens where the chloride ligands are substituted by iodides. The isolation of several intermediates with different substitution degrees and showing XB interactions in a solid state network evidenced the clear influence of the XB species in this unusual reaction process. The extension of the studies to bromine gave the analogous result, i.e. the substitution of the chloride ligands by bromides. Furthermore, changing the organic substituent in the isocyanide ligands from alkyl to aryl does not affect the outcome of the reaction; however the process is faster when the alkyl substituents are present. In the course of the study of these reactions we have isolated a whole range of XB-based networks were interactions such as ClI-I, BrBr-Br, II-I and IBr-Br are present, a systematic comparison of the XB structural features for the different networks isolated and the influence in their reactivity has been performed.

  15. The pnicogen bond: its relation to hydrogen, halogen, and other noncovalent bonds.

    Scheiner, Steve


    Among a wide range of noncovalent interactions, hydrogen (H) bonds are well known for their specific roles in various chemical and biological phenomena. When describing conventional hydrogen bonding, researchers use the notation AH···D (where A refers to the electron acceptor and D to the donor). However, the AH molecule engaged in a AH···D H-bond can also be pivoted around by roughly 180°, resulting in a HA···D arrangement. Even without the H atom in a bridging position, this arrangement can be attractive, as explained in this Account. The electron density donated by D transfers into a AH σ* antibonding orbital in either case: the lobe of the σ* orbital near the H atom in the H-bonding AH···D geometry, or the lobe proximate to the A atom in the HA···D case. A favorable electrostatic interaction energy between the two molecules supplements this charge transfer. When A belongs to the pnictide family of elements, which include phosphorus, arsenic, antimony, and bismuth, this type of interaction is called a pnicogen bond. This bonding interaction is somewhat analogous to the chalcogen and halogen bonds that arise when A is an element in group 16 or 17, respectively, of the periodic table. Electronegative substitutions, such as a F for a H atom opposite the electron donor atom, strengthen the pnicogen bond. For example, the binding energy in FH(2)P···NH(3) greatly exceeds that of the paradigmatic H-bonding water dimer. Surprisingly, di- or tri-halogenation does not produce any additional stabilization, in marked contrast to H-bonds. Chalcogen and halogen bonds show similar strength to the pnicogen bond for a given electron-withdrawing substituent. This insensitivity to the electron-acceptor atom distinguishes these interactions from H-bonds, in which energy depends strongly upon the identity of the proton-donor atom. As with H-bonds, pnicogen bonds can extract electron density from the lone pairs of atoms on the partner molecule, such as N, O, and

  16. Halogen-bonded network of trinuclear copper(II 4-iodopyrazolate complexes formed by mutual breakdown of chloroform and nanojars

    Stuart A. Surmann


    Full Text Available Crystals of bis(tetrabutylammonium di-μ3-chlorido-tris(μ2-4-iodopyrazolato-κ2N:N′tris[chloridocuprate(II] 1,4-dioxane hemisolvate, (C16H36N2[Cu3(C3H2IN23Cl5]·0.5C4H8O or (Bu4N2[CuII3(μ3-Cl2(μ-4-I-pz3Cl3]·0.5C4H8O, were obtained by evaporating a solution of (Bu4N2[{CuII(μ-OH(μ-4-I-pz}nCO3] (n = 27–31 nanojars in chloroform/1,4-dioxane. The decomposition of chloroform in the presence of oxygen and moisture provides HCl, which leads to the breakdown of nanojars to the title trinuclear copper(II pyrazolate complex, and possibly CuII ions and free 4-iodopyrazole. CuII ions, in turn, act as catalyst for the accelerated decomposition of chloroform, ultimately leading to the complete breakdown of nanojars. The crystal structure presented here provides the first structural description of a trinuclear copper(II pyrazolate complex with iodine-substituted pyrazoles. In contrast to related trinuclear complexes based on differently substituted 4-R-pyrazoles (R = H, Cl, Br, Me, the [Cu3(μ-4-I-pz3Cl3] core in the title complex is nearly planar. This difference is likely a result of the presence of the iodine substituent, which provides a unique, novel feature in copper pyrazolate chemistry. Thus, the iodine atoms form halogen bonds with the terminal chlorido ligands of the surrounding complexes [mean length of I...Cl contacts = 3.48 (1 Å], leading to an extended two-dimensional, halogen-bonded network along (-110. The cavities within this framework are filled by centrosymmetric 1,4-dioxane solvent molecules, which create further bridges via C—H...Cl hydrogen bonds with terminal chlorido ligands of the trinuclear complex not involved in halogen bonding.

  17. Analysis of Halogen-Mercury Reactions in Flue Gas

    Paula Buitrago; Geoffrey Silcox; Constance Senior; Brydger Van Otten


    Oxidized mercury species may be formed in combustion systems through gas-phase reactions between elemental mercury and halogens, such as chorine or bromine. This study examines how bromine species affect mercury oxidation in the gas phase and examines the effects of mixtures of bromine and chlorine on extents of oxidation. Experiments were conducted in a bench-scale, laminar flow, methane-fired (300 W), quartz-lined reactor in which gas composition (HCl, HBr, NO{sub x}, SO{sub 2}) and temperature profile were varied. In the experiments, the post-combustion gases were quenched from flame temperatures to about 350 C, and then speciated mercury was measured using a wet conditioning system and continuous emissions monitor (CEM). Supporting kinetic calculations were performed and compared with measured levels of oxidation. A significant portion of this report is devoted to sample conditioning as part of the mercury analysis system. In combustion systems with significant amounts of Br{sub 2} in the flue gas, the impinger solutions used to speciate mercury may be biased and care must be taken in interpreting mercury oxidation results. The stannous chloride solution used in the CEM conditioning system to convert all mercury to total mercury did not provide complete conversion of oxidized mercury to elemental, when bromine was added to the combustion system, resulting in a low bias for the total mercury measurement. The use of a hydroxylamine hydrochloride and sodium hydroxide solution instead of stannous chloride showed a significant improvement in the measurement of total mercury. Bromine was shown to be much more effective in the post-flame, homogeneous oxidation of mercury than chlorine, on an equivalent molar basis. Addition of NO to the flame (up to 400 ppmv) had no impact on mercury oxidation by chlorine or bromine. Addition of SO{sub 2} had no effect on mercury oxidation by chlorine at SO{sub 2} concentrations below about 400 ppmv; some increase in mercury oxidation

  18. Influence of substituent type on properties of starch derivates

    Stojanović Željko P.


    Full Text Available The subject of the study was investigation of influence of substituent type on the properties of starch derivates in diluted solutions. Three samples were prepared: two anionic (carboxymethyl starch, CMS and one cationic starch (KS. Starch derivates were synthesized in two steps. The first step was preparation of alkali starch by the addition of sodium-hydroxide to the starch dispersed in ethanol or water. In the second step, the required amount of sodium monocloracetate or 3-chloro-2-hydroxypropyl-threemethylamonium chloride was added to the obtained alkali starch in order to prepare CMS or KS, respectively. The degree of substitution of carboxymethyl starch was determined by back titration method, and the degree of substitution of cationic starch was determined by potentiometric titration. The degrees of substitution of prepared samples were: 0.50 (assigned as CMS-0.50 and 0.70 (assigned as CMS-0.70 for carboxymethyl starch and 0.30 (assigned as KS-0.30 for cationic starch. The properties of starch derivatives in dilute solutions were investigated by the methods of static and dynamic light scattering. Aqueous solutions of sodium chloride of different concentrations were used as solvent. The values of the mass average molar mass, MW, radius of gyration, Rg, and second virial coefficient, A2, were determined for all samples together with hydrodynamic radius, Rh. Molar masses of the samples were: 5.06×106, 15.4×106 and 19.2×106 g/mol for CMS-0.50, CMS-0.70 and KS-0.30, respectively. The samples, CMS-0.70 and KS-0.30 had similar molar mass and hydrodynamic radius, but radius of gyration of KS-0.30 was smaller then radius of gyration of CMS-0.70 at all sodium chloride concentrations. Consequently, ρ value for KS-0.30 was smaller then for CMS-0.70, as a result of more compact architecture of KS-0.30 then of CMS-0.70. Kratky graph confirmed this result. For all samples, radius of gyration and hydrodynamic radius decreased with increasing of

  19. Alkali and Halogen Chemistry in Volcanic Gases on Io

    Schaefer, L


    We use chemical equilibrium calculations to model the speciation of alkalis and halogens in volcanic gases emitted on Io. The calculations cover wide temperature (500-2000 K) and pressure (10^-6 to 10^+1 bars) ranges, which overlap the nominal conditions at Pele (T = 1760 K, P = 0.01 bars). About 230 compounds of 11 elements (O, S, Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, F, Cl, Br, I) are considered. We predict the major alkali and halogen species in a Pele-like volcanic gas and the major alklai and halogen condensates. We also model disequilibrium chemistry of the alkalis and halogens in the volcanic plume. Based on this work and our prior modeling for Na, K, and Cl in a volcanic plume, we predict the major loss processes for the alkali halide gases are photolysis and/or condensation onto grains. On the basis of elemental abundances and photochemical lifetimes, we recommend searching for gaseous KCl, NaF, LiF, LiCl, RbF, RbCl, CsF, and CsCl around volcanic vents during eruptions. Based on abundance considerations and observation...

  20. First negative halogen beams produced at PSBooster-ISOLDE

    Stora, T; Bouquerel, E; Catherall, R; Eller, M; Lettry, J; Menna, M

    Chemically pure radioactive halogen beams have interesting potentials for solid state and nuclear physics, for instance for implantation studies or in precise -decay measurements. They can be produced as positive ions by the ISOL approach, with possible isobaric contaminations, or as pure negative ion beams, with a LaB6 negative surface ion source...

  1. Resonance Raman Intensities Demonstrate that C5 Substituents Affect the Initial Excited-State Structural Dynamics of Uracil More than C6 Substituents.

    Teimoory, Faranak; Loppnow, Glen R


    Resonance Raman derived initial excited-state structural dynamics provide insight into the photochemical mechanisms of pyrimidine nucleobases, in which the photochemistry appears to be dictated by the C5 and C6 substituents. The absorption and resonance Raman spectra and excitation profiles of 5,6-dideuterouracil were measured to further test this photochemical dependence on the C5 and C6 substituents. The resulting set of excited-state reorganization energies of the observed internal coordinates were calculated and compared to those of other 5- and 6-substituted uracils. The results show that the initial excited-state dynamics along the C5C6 stretch responds to changes in mass at C5 and C6 in the same manner but that the in-plane bends at C5 and C6 are more sensitive to substituents at the C5 position than at the C6 position. In addition, the presence of two deuterium substituents at C5 and C6 decreases the initial excited-state structural dynamics along these in-plane bends, in contrast to what is observed in the presence of two CH3 groups on C5 and C6. The results are discussed in the context of DNA nucleobase photochemistry.

  2. Functionalized ferrocenes: The role of the para substituent on the phenoxy pendant group

    Vera, José L.; Rullán, Jorge; Santos, Natasha; Jiménez, Jesús; Rivera, Joshua; Santana, Alberto; Briggs, Jon; Rheingold, Arnold L.; Matta, Jaime; Meléndez, Enrique


    Six ferrocenecarboxylates with phenyl, 4-(1H-pyrrol-1-yl)phenyl, 4-fluorophenyl, 4-chlorophenyl, 4-bromophenyl, 4-iodophenyl as pendant groups were synthesized and fully characterized by spectroscopic, electrochemical and X-ray diffraction methods. The anti-proliferative activity of these complexes were investigated in hormone dependent MCF-7 breast cancer and MCF-10A normal breast cell lines, to determine the role of the para substituent on the phenoxy pendant group. The 4-fluorophenyl ferrocenecarboxylate is inactive in both cell lines while 4-(1H-pyrrol-1-yl)phenyl ferrocenecarboxylate is highly cytotoxic in both cell lines. 4-chlorophenyl and 4-bromophenyl ferrocenecarboxylates have moderate to good anti-proliferative activity in MCF-7 and low anti-proliferative activity on normal breast cell line, MCF-10A whereas the 4-iodophenyl analog is highly toxic on normal breast cell line. The phenyl ferrocenecarboxylate has proliferative effects on MCF-7 and is inactive in MCF-10A. Docking studies between the complexes and the alpha-estrogen receptor (ERα) were performed to search for key interactions which may explain the anti-proliferative activity of 4-bromophenyl ferrocenecarboxylate. Docking studies suggest the anti-proliferative activity of these ferrocenecarboxylates is attributed to the cytotoxic effects of the ferrocene group and not to anti-estrogenic effects. PMID:27453588

  3. Oxidative dechlorination of halogenated phenols catalyzed by two distinct enzymes: Horseradish peroxidase and dehaloperoxidase.

    Szatkowski, Lukasz; Thompson, Matthew K; Kaminski, Rafal; Franzen, Stefan; Dybala-Defratyka, Agnieszka


    The mechanism of the dehalogenation step catalyzed by dehaloperoxidase (DHP) from Amphitrite ornata, an unusual heme-containing protein with a globin fold and peroxidase activity, has remarkable similarity with that of the classical heme peroxidase, horseradish peroxidase (HRP). Based on quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical (QM/MM) modeling and experimentally determined chlorine kinetic isotope effects, we have concluded that two sequential one electron oxidations of the halogenated phenol substrate leads to a cationic intermediate that strongly resembles a Meisenheimer intermediate - a commonly formed reactive complex during nucleophilic aromatic substitution reactions especially in the case of arenes carrying electron withdrawing groups.

  4. Theoretical Study of the Iodine-catalyzed Nucleophilic Addition by Halogen Bond


    The iodine-catalyzed nucleophilic addition of pyrrole to acetone has been studied by density functional theory at the level of Lanl2DZ*. It has been shown that the first iodine molecule appears to have a remarkable catalytic effect on this reaction by halogen bond between carbonyl oxygen and iodine molecule, but the second one does not improve the reaction largely. In general, the nucleophilic addition at the C(2) site of pyrrole is more favorable than that at the C(3)site;however, this trend is not prominent or even changed in acetronitrile solvent for the indole system, which is consistent with the experimental result by Bandgar.

  5. Ruthenium-catalyzed intramolecular selective halogenation of O-methylbenzohydroximoyl halides: a new route to halogenated aromatic nitriles.

    Chinnagolla, Ravi Kiran; Pimparkar, Sandeep; Jeganmohan, Masilamani


    The intramolecular halogenation of O-methylbenzohydroximoyl halides in the presence of a Ru catalyst and the ligand diphenylacetylene afforded halo substituted aromatic nitriles in a highly regioselective manner. Further, substituted nitriles were converted into substituted tetrazole derivatives in the presence of NaN3 and I2.

  6. A DFT study of halogen atoms adsorbed on graphene layers

    Medeiros, Paulo V C; De Brito Mota, F; De Castilho, Caio M C [Grupo de Fisica de Superfcies e Materiais, Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Campus Universitario da Federacao/Ondina, 40170-115 Salvador, Bahia (Brazil); Mascarenhas, Artur J S, E-mail: [Instituto Nacional de Ciencia e Tecnologia em Energia e Ambiente-INCT-E and A, Universidade Federal da Bahia, 40170-280 Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)


    In this work, ab initio density functional theory calculations were performed in order to study the structural and electronic properties of halogens (X = fluorine, chlorine, bromine or iodine) that were deposited on both sides of graphene single layers (X-graphene). The adsorption of these atoms on only one side of the layer with hydrogen atoms adsorbed on the other was also considered (H,X-graphene). The results indicate that the F-C bond in the F-graphene system causes an sp{sup 2} to sp{sup 3} transition of the carbon orbitals, and similar effects seem to occur in the H,X-graphene systems. For the other cases, two configurations are found: bonded (B) and non-bonded (NB). For the B configuration, the structural arrangement of the atoms was similar to F-graphene and H-graphene (graphane), although the electronic structures present some differences. In the NB configuration, the interaction between the adsorbed atoms and the graphene layer seems to be essentially of the van der Waals type. In these cases, the original shape of the graphene layer presents only small deviations from the pristine form and the adsorbed atoms reach equilibrium far from the sheet. The F-graphene structure has a direct bandgap of approximately 3.16 eV at the {Gamma} point, which is a value that is close to the value of 3.50 eV that was found for graphane. The Cl-graphene (B configuration), H,F-graphene and H,Cl-graphene systems have smaller bandgap values. All of the other systems present metallic behaviours. Energy calculations indicate the possible stability of these X-graphene layers, although some considerations about the possibility of spontaneous formation have to be taken into account.

  7. Global distribution of halogenated dimethyl bipyrroles in marine mammal blubber.

    Tittlemier, S; Borrell, A; Duffe, J; Duignan, P J; Fair, P; Hall, A; Hoekstra, P; Kovacs, K M; Krahn, M M; Lebeuf, M; Lydersen, C; Muir, D; O'Hara, T; Olsson, M; Pranschke, J; Ross, P; Siebert, U; Stern, G; Tanabe, S; Norstrom, R


    Four halogenated dimethyl bipyrroles (HDBPs), hypothesized to be naturally produced, were quantitated in marine mammal blubber from a number of species obtained from various locations worldwide. HDBPs were found in samples from all locations studied. Concentrations of total HDBPs (SigmaHDBPs) ranged from 0.4 ng/g lipid weight in ringed seals (Phoca hispida) from the White Sea to 2,540 ng/g lipid weight in Dall's porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli) from the northwestern North Pacific Ocean. At their highest levels, SigmaHDBPs made up 11% of the total quantitated organohalogen body burden of adult male Dall's porpoises. In two beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) data subsets, it was found that males contained significantly higher concentrations of SigmaHDBPs than females. No significant effects of age or sex on SigmaHDBPs were observed in harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) and bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) data subsets. The geographical distribution of concentrations did not resemble that of the ubiquitous anthropogenic organohalogen, polychlorinated biphenyl congener CB-153. Higher concentrations of HDBPs and different patterns of congeners were observed in samples from Pacific as opposed to non-Pacific Ocean influenced environments. Concentrations of HDBPs in beluga from the Arctic and St. Lawrence River were similar. Their high abundance in north Pacific Ocean biota and widespread occurrence suggest that HDBPs undergo extensive transport from a source located primarily in the Pacific Ocean. Evidence from HDBP congener patterns indicates that both ocean currents and atmospheric transport likely play a role in the movement of HDBPs. These results imply that HDBPs and anthropogenic organohalogens have different sources and support the natural production hypothesis.

  8. Influence of the Halogen Activation on the Ozone Layer in XXIst Century

    Larin, Igor; Aloyan, Artash; Yermakov, Alexandr


    The aim of the work is to evaluate a possible effect of heterophase chemical reactions (HCR) with participation of reservoir gases (ClONO2, HCl) and sulfate particles of the Junge layer on the ozone layer at mid-latitudes in the XXI century, which could be relevant for more accurate predicting a recovery of the ozone layer, taking into account that just these processes were the main cause of the ozone depletion at the end of XXth century. Required for calculating the dynamics of GHR data on the specific volume/surface of the sulfate aerosols in the lower stratosphere were taken from the data of field experiments. Their physico-chemical properties (chemical composition, density, water activity and free protons activity et al.) have been obtained with help of thermodynamic calculations (Atmospheric Inorganic Model, AIM). Altitude concentration profiles of individual gas components, as well as temperature and relative humidity (RH) at a given geographic location and season have been calculated using a two-dimensional model SOCRATES. The calculations have been made for the conditions of June 1995, 2040 and 2080 at 15 km altitude and 50° N latitude. It has been shown that the rate of ozone depletion as a result of processes involving halogen activation for the given conditions in 2040, 2080 is about 35% lower than a corresponding value in 1995 (a year of maximum effect of halogen activation). From this we can conclude that in the XXI century, despite the natural decline of ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons. processes of halogen activation of the ozone depletion with participation of sulfate aerosols should be taken into account in the calculations of the recovery of the ozone layer at mid-latitudes.

  9. GC-MS Study of Mono- and Bishaloethylphosphonates Related to Schedule 2.B.04 of the Chemical Weapons Convention: The Discovery of a New Intramolecular Halogen Transfer

    Picazas-Márquez, Nerea; Sierra, María; Nova, Clara; Moreno, Juan Manuel; Aboitiz, Nuria; de Rivas, Gema; Sierra, Miguel A.; Martínez-Álvarez, Roberto; Gómez-Caballero, Esther


    A new class of compounds, mono- and bis-haloethylphosphonates (HAPs and bisHAPs, respectively), listed in Schedule 2.B.04 of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), has been synthesized and studied by GC-MS with two aims. First, to improve the identification of this type of chemicals by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, (OPCW). Second, to study the synergistic effect of halogen and silicon atoms in molecules undergoing mass spectrometry. Fragmentation patterns of trimethylsilyl derivatives of HAPs were found to depend on the nature of the halogen atom; this was in agreement with DFT-calculations. The data suggest that a novel intramolecular halogen transfer takes place during the fragmentation process.

  10. Nucleophilic reactivity and electrocatalytic reduction of halogenated organic compounds by nickel o-phenylenedioxamidate complexes.

    Das, Siva Prasad; Ganguly, Rakesh; Li, Yongxin; Soo, Han Sen


    A growing number of halogenated organic compounds have been identified as hazardous pollutants. Although numerous advanced oxidative processes have been developed to degrade organohalide compounds, reductive and nucleophilic molecular approaches to dehalogenate organic compounds have rarely been reported. In this manuscript, we employ nickel(ii)-ate complexes bearing the o-phenylenebis(N-methyloxamide) (Me2opba) tetraanionic ligand as nucleophilic reagents that can react with alkyl halides (methyl up to the bulky isobutyl) by O-alkylation to give their respective imidate products. Four new nickel(ii) complexes have been characterized by X-ray crystallography, and the salient structural parameters and FT-IR vibrational bands (∼1655 cm(-1)) concur with their assignment as the imidate tautomeric form. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on the nucleophilic reactivity of Ni(II)(Me2opba) with halogenated organic compounds. The parent nickel(ii) Me2opba complex exhibits reversible electrochemical oxidation and reduction behavior. As a proof of concept, Ni(II)(Me2opba) and its alkylated congeners were utilized for the electrocatalytic reduction of chloroform, as a representative, simple polyhalogenated organic molecule that could arise from the oxidative treatment of organic compounds by chlorination. Modest turnover numbers of up to 6 were recorded, with dichloromethane identified as one of the possible products. Future efforts are directed towards bulkier -ate complexes that possess metal-centered instead of ligand-centered nucleophilic activity to create more effective electrocatalysts for the reduction of halogenated organic compounds.

  11. Side-polished multimode fiber biosensor based on surface plasmon resonance with halogen light

    Lin, Hong-Yu; Tsai, Woo-Hu; Tsao, Yu-Chia; Sheu, Bor-Chiou


    A side-polished multimode fiber sensor based on surface plasmon resonance (SPR) as the transducing element with a halogen light source is proposed. The SPR fiber sensor is side polished until half the core is closed and coated with a 37 nm gold thin film by dc sputtering. The SPR curve on the optical spectrum is described by an optical spectrum analyzer and can sense a range of widths in wavelengths of SPR effects. The measurement system using the halogen light source is constructed for several real-time detections that are carried out for the measurement of the index liquid detections for the sensitivity analysis. The sensing fiber is demonstrated with a series of refractive index (RI) liquids and set for several experiments, including the stability, repeatability, and resolution calibration. The results for the halogen light source with the resolution of the measurement based on wavelength interrogation were 3×10-6 refractive index units (RIUs). The SPR dip shifted in wavelength is used as a measure of the RI change at a surface, and this RI change varies directly with the number of biomolecules at the surface. The SPR dip shift in wavelength, which was hybridized at 0.1 μM of the target DNA to the probe DNA, was 8.66 nm. The all-fiber multimode SPR sensor, which has the advantages of being low cost, being disposable, having high stability and linearity, being free of labeling, and having potential for real-time detection, permit the sensor and system to be used in biochemical sensing and environmental monitoring.

  12. Active and Widespread Halogen Chemistry in the Tropical and Subtropical Free Troposphere

    Wang, Siyuan; Schmidt, Johan A.; Baidar, Sunil; Coburn, Sean; Dix, Barbara; Koenig, Theodore K.; Apel, Eric; Bowdalo, Dene; Campos, Teresa; Eloranta, Ed; Evans, Mathew J.; Digangi, Joshua P.; Zondlo, Mark A.; Gao, Ru-shan; Haggerty, Julie A.; Hall, Samuel R.; Hornbrook, Rebecca S.; Jacob, Daniel; Morley, Bruce; Pierce, Bradley; Reeves, Mike; Romashkin, Pavel; Ter Schure, Arnout; Volkamer, Rainer


    Halogens in the troposphere are increasingly recognized as playing an important role for atmospheric chemistry, and possibly climate. Bromine and iodine react catalytically to destroy ozone (O3), oxidize mercury, and modify oxidative capacity that is relevant for the lifetime of greenhouse gases. Most of the tropospheric O3 and methane (CH4) loss occurs at tropical latitudes. Here we report simultaneous measurements of vertical profiles of bromine oxide (BrO) and iodine oxide (IO) in the tropical and subtropical free troposphere (10degN to 40degS), and show that these halogens are responsible for 34% of the column-integrated loss of tropospheric O3. The observed BrO concentrations increase strongly with altitude (approx.3.4 pptv at 13.5 km), and are 2-4 times higher than predicted in the tropical free troposphere. BrO resembles model predictions more closely in stratospheric air. The largest model low bias is observed in the lower tropical transition layer (TTL) over the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean, and may reflect a missing inorganic bromine source supplying an additional 2.5-6.4 pptv total inorganic bromine (Bry), or model overestimated Bry wet scavenging. Our results highlight the importance of heterogeneous chemistry on ice clouds, and imply an additional Bry source from the debromination of sea salt residue in the lower TTL. The observed levels of bromine oxidize mercury up to 3.5 times faster than models predict, possibly increasing mercury deposition to the ocean. The halogen-catalyzed loss of tropospheric O3 needs to be considered when estimating past and future ozone radiative effects.

  13. All-metal clusters that mimic the chemistry of halogens.

    Zhao, Tianshan; Li, Yawei; Wang, Qian; Jena, Puru


    Owing to their s(2)p(5) electronic configuration, halogen atoms are highly electronegative and constitute the anionic components of salts. Whereas clusters that contain no halogen atoms, such as AlH(4), mimic the chemistry of halogens and readily form salts (e.g., Na(+)(AlH(4))(-)), clusters that are solely composed of metal atoms and yet behave in the same manner as a halogen are rare. Because coinage-metal atoms (Cu, Ag, and Au) only have one valence electron in their outermost electronic shell, as in H, we examined the possibility that, on interacting with Al, in particular as AlX(4) (X=Cu, Ag, Au), these metal atoms may exhibit halogen-like properties. By using density functional theory, we show that AlAu(4) not only mimics the chemistry of halogens, but also, with a vertical detachment energy (VDE) of 3.98 eV in its anionic form, is a superhalogen. Similarly, analogous to XHX superhalogens (X=F, Cl, Br), XAuX species with VDEs of 4.65, 4.50, and 4.34 eV in their anionic form, respectively, also form superhalogens. In addition, Au can also form hyperhalogens, a recently discovered species that show electron affinities (EAs) that are even higher than those of their corresponding superhalogen building blocks. For example, the VDEs of M(AlAu(4))(2)(-) (M=Na and K) and anionic (FAuF)Au(FAuF) range from 4.06 to 5.70 eV. Au-based superhalogen anions, such as AlAu(4)(-) and AuF(2)(-), have the additional advantage that they exhibit wider optical absorption ranges than their H-based analogues, AlH(4)(-) and HF(2)(-). Because of the catalytic properties and the biocompatibility of Au, Au-based superhalogens may be multifunctional. However, similar studies that were carried out for Cu and Ag atoms have shown that, unlike AlAu(4), AlX(4) (X=Cu, Ag) clusters are not superhalogens, a property that can be attributed to the large EA of the Au atom. Copyright © 2013 WILEY‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  14. Liquid Crystalline Epoxies with Lateral Substituents Showing a Low Dielectric Constant and High Thermal Conductivity

    Guo, Huilong; Lu, Mangeng; Liang, Liyan; Wu, Kun; Ma, Dong; Xue, Wei


    In this work, liquid crystalline epoxies with lateral substituents were synthesized and cured with aromatic amines or anhydride. The liquid crystalline phase structure of liquid crystalline epoxies with lateral substituents was determined by polarized optical microscopy. The relationship between thermal conductivity and dielectric properties and liquid crystalline domain structure was discussed in the paper. The samples show high thermal conductivity up to 0.29 W/(m × K), due to the orientation of mesogenic units in epoxies. The sample's low dielectric constant of 2.29 is associated with the oriented mesogenic units and long nonpolar lateral substituents. This indicates a new way to obtain materials with high thermal conductivity and a low dielectric constant by introducing oriented mesogenic units into cross-linked epoxy systems. The water repellency is reflected in the contact angles of 92-98°, which are apparently higher than that of conventional epoxy systems. It was also found that the better toughness of liquid crystalline epoxies with lateral substituents was attributed to the existence of long flexible alkyl lateral substituents.

  15. Glycine origin of the methyl substituent on C7'-N of octodiose for the biosynthesis of apramycin

    XU Mingxuan; TIAN Wei; BAI Xiufeng; ZHAO Guoping; ZHU Yinming; Jin Zhikun; WU Huiyuan; LI Xiangfeng; YANG Yunliu; JIAO Ruisheng; JIANG Weihong; WU Houming


    Apramycin is unique in the aminoglycoside family due to its octodiose moiety. However, either the biosynthesis process or the precursors involved are largely unknown. Addition of glycine, as well as serine or threonine, to the Streptomyces tenebrabrius UD2 fermentation medium substantially increases the production of apramycin with little effect on the growth of mycelia, indicating that glycine and/or serine might be involved in the biosynthesis of apramycin. The 13C-NMR analysis of [2-13C] glycine-fed (25% enrichment) apramycin showed that glycine specifically and efficiently incorporated into the only N-CH3 substituent of apramycin on the C7' of the octodiose moiety. We noticed that the in vivo concentration of S-adenosyl methionine increased in parallel with the addition of glycine, while the addition of methione in the fermentation medium significantly decreased the productivity of apramycin. Therefore, the methyl donor function of glycine is proposed to be involved in the methionine cycle but methionine itself was proposed to inhibit the methylation and methyl transfer processes as previously reported for the case of rapamycin. The 15N NMR spectra of [2-13C,15N]serine labeled apramycin indicated that serine may also act as a limiting precursor contributing to the -NH2 substituents of apramycin.

  16. Did the Siberian Traps eruptions emit enough halogens to have an impact on ozone geochemistry?

    Sibik, Svetlana; Edmonds, Marie; Villemant, Benoit; Thierry, Pauline; Polozov, Alexander


    The Siberian Traps Large Igneous Province is thought to have formed over 1 Ma at the end of the Permian, synchronous with the largest mass extinction in Earth's history. There remains much controversy as to the exact mechanism of the mass extinction, but all hypotheses revolve around the emission of volatiles in various forms. The research to date has tended to focus on sulfur and carbon rather than halogen degassing, despite this being probably critical in terms of environmental impact as they might have been played a crucial role in ozone layer depletion and therefore promote mass extinction. Current study aims to look at the behaviour of chlorine, bromine, iodine and fluorine to evaluate the halogen budget contribution from heterogeneous mantle source and from evaporates, which dominate in the south (Cambrian evaporites) and north (Devonian evaporites) of Siberian platform. For this study we use basaltic sills and lava flows emplaced in the area with no volatile-rich sediments south-east from Norilsk (Dyupkin lake and Lower Tunguska river regions) and a sill intruded into evaporates in Nepa location in the south of the platform, originally aimed at prospecting for potassium salts. Borehole samples of basalts intruded into evaporites might have been penetrated by salts and anhydrite. In order to eliminate this effect and ensure that we analyse halogen contents in pure basalts prior to any further analysis the samples were specifically treated so that penetrated material was removed as leachates. Whole rock fine powders of basalts were analysed for halogens, major and trace elements. The solutions obtained by basalt pyrohydrolysis extraction, leachates of basaltic powders and dissolved evaporites were analysed by ion chromatography for chlorine and fluorine and by ICP-MS for bromine and iodine. Basalts intruded into evaporites demonstrate predicted pronounced chlorine, bromine and iodine enrichments associated with salt assimilation. The results show that bromine

  17. Impact of Substituents Attached to N-Heterocyclic Carbenes on the Catalytic Activity of Copper Complexes in the Reduction of Carbonyl Compounds with Triethoxysilane

    PENG, Jiajian; CHEN, Lingzhen; XU, Zheng; HU, Yingqian; LI, Jiayun; BAI, Ying; QIU, Huayu; LAI, Guoqiao


    By using functionalized imidazolium salts such as 1-allyl-3-alkylimidazolium or 1-alkyi-3-vinylimidazolium salts as carbene ligand precursors, the reduction of aryl ketones with triethoxysilane may be catalyzed by copper salt/imidazolium salt/KO~tBu systems. The functional substituents attached to the N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) serve to enhance the catalytic activity. Different copper salts also have an effect on the catalytic activity, with copper(Ⅱ) acetate monohydrate being superior to copper(I) chloride.

  18. Synthesis and Evaluation of Changes Induced by Solvent and Substituent in Electronic Absorption Spectra of New Azo Disperse Dyes Containig Barbiturate Ring


    Six azo disperse dyes were prepared by diazotizing 4-amino hippuric acid and coupled with barbituric acid and 2-thiobarbituric acid. Then, the products were reacted with aromatic aldehyde, sodium acetate, and acetic anhydride, and oxazolone derivatives were formed. Characterization of the dyes was carried out by using UV-Vis, FT-IR, 1H NMR and 13C NMR, and mass spectroscopic techniques. The solvatochromic behavior of azo disperse dyes was evaluated in various solvents. The effects of substitu...

  19. Laboratory Studies of Halogen Oxides Important to Stratospheric Ozone Depletion

    Wilmouth, D. M.; Klobas, J. E.; Anderson, J. G.


    Inorganic chlorine and bromine molecules are primarily responsible for stratospheric ozone destruction, with BrO, ClO, and ClOOCl comprising the two reaction cycles that cause most polar ozone losses. Despite comprehensive international treaties regulating CFCs and halons, seasonal polar ozone depletion will likely continue for decades to come. Accurate spectroscopic and kinetic measurements of inorganic bromine and chlorine molecules obtained in the laboratory are essential for reducing uncertainty in atmospheric models, better interpreting atmospheric field measurements, and forming trusted projections of future ozone changes. Here we present results from recent work in our laboratory using absorption spectroscopy and atomic resonance fluorescence detection to determine rate constants of halogen reactions, the equilibrium constant of ClO/ClOOCl, and absorption cross sections of several halogen oxides using a new cold trap-thermal desorption approach.

  20. Radiochemical photon activation analysis of Halogens in meteorites

    Oura, Yasuji; Latif, S.A.; Setoguchi, Mina; Nakamoto, Tomoshi; Ebihara, Mitsuru; Nakahara, Hiromichi [Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan). Faculty of Science; Ohtsuki, Tsutomu


    Halogens (F, Cl, Br and I) in meteorites and rocks are determined by a radiochemical photon activation analysis (RPAA) and compared with that of NPAA. We tried to determine all halogen elements at one time by one irradiation with 20 or 30 MeV maximum energy (E{sub 0}) by controlling irradiation for 2 or 6 hours with cooling. Average current is about 110 {mu}A. After irradiation, the sample was separated by radiochemical analysis. Allende meteorite, JR-I and d-41-7 were analyzed. The value of F, Cl and Br showed good reproducibility and agreed with the value in the reference. However, I showed small value. It may indicate volatilizing of I. (S.Y.)

  1. Solution phase synthesis of halogenated graphene and the electrocatalytic activity for oxygen reduction reaction

    Kuang-Hsu Wu; Da-Wei Wang; Qingcong Zeng; Yang Li; Ian R. Gentle


    Metal-free carbon electrocatalyts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) are attractive for their high activity and economic advantages. However, the origin of the activity has never been clearly elucidated in a systematic manner. Halogen group elements are good candidates for elucidating the effect, although it has been a difficult task due to safety issues. In this report, we demonstrate the synthesis of Cl-, Br-and I-doped reduced graphene oxide through two solution phase syntheses. We have evaluated the effectiveness of doping and performed electrochemical measurements of the ORR activity on these halogenated graphene materials. Our results suggest that the high electroneg-ativity of the dopant is not the key factor for high ORR activity;both Br-and I-doped graphene pro-moted ORR more efficiently than Cl-doped graphene. Furthermore, an unexpected sulfur-doping in acidic conditions suggests that a high level of sulfide can degrade the ORR activity of the graphene material.

  2. The photodynamic therapy on Streptococcus mutans biofilms using erythrosine and dental halogen curing unit.

    Lee, Young-Ho; Park, Ho-Won; Lee, Ju-Hyun; Seo, Hyun-Woo; Lee, Si-Young


    The purpose of our study was to evaluate the effect of photodynamic therapy (PDT), using erythrosine as a photosensitizing agent and a dental halogen curing unit as a light source, on Streptococcus mutans in a biofilm phase. The S. mutans biofilms were formed in a 24-well cell culture cluster. Test groups consisted of biofilms divided into four groups: group 1: no photosensitizer or light irradiation treatment (control group); group 2: photosensitizer treatment alone; group 3: light irradiation alone; group 4: photosensitizer treatment and light irradiation. After treatments, the numbers of colony-forming unit (CFU) were counted and samples were examined by confocal laser scanning fluorescence microscopy (CLSM). Only group 4 (combined treatment) resulted in significant increases in cell death, with rates of 75% and 55% after 8 h of incubation, and 74% and 42% at 12 h, for biofilms formed in brain-heart infusion (BHI) broth supplemented with 0% or 0.1% sucrose, respectively. Therefore, PDT of S. mutans biofilms using a combination of erythrosine and a dental halogen curing unit, both widely used in dental clinics, resulted in a significant increase in cell death. The PDT effects are decreased in biofilms that form in the presence of sucrose.

  3. New halogenated disinfection byproducts in swimming pool water and their permeability across skin.

    Xiao, Feng; Zhang, Xiangru; Zhai, Hongyan; Lo, Irene M C; Tipoe, George L; Yang, Mengting; Pan, Yang; Chen, Guanghao


    Chlorine is widely used for disinfecting public swimming pool water. The disinfectant chlorine, protecting swimmers from pathogenic infection in swimming, may be responsible for some adverse effects on swimmers' skin and health. In this study, numerous new halogenated disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in chlorinated pool water were detected with a powerful precursor ion scan method using electrospray ionization triple quadrupole mass spectrometry, with or without preseparation with ultra performance liquid chromatography. These new pool DBPs were demonstrated to be mainly halo(nitro)phenols, resulting from chlorination of human body substances (such as urine) in the presence of bromide. Among these new DBPs, 2,4-dibromophenol, 2,4-dichlorophenol, 2-bromophenol, 2,6-dibromo-4-nitrophenol, 2-bromo-6-chloro-4-nitrophenol, and 2,6-dichloro-4-nitrophenol were fully identified or confirmed. For 2,4-dibromophenol, 2,4-dichlorophenol and 2-bromophenol with pure standard compounds available, their permeability values across human skin were measured to be 0.031, 0.021, and 0.023 cm/h, respectively. The effects of chlorine on human skin were also investigated. The interaction of chlorine with epidermis was found to generate many new halogenated DBPs as well as common DBPs; the corneous layer was observed to become rough and even form larger pores after chlorine interaction. It is recommended that swimmers should avoid urinating in pools, and avoid prolonged swimming to reduce chlorine contact and prevent accelerated permeation of DBPs across skin.

  4. Periodic density-functional calculations on work-function change induced by adsorption of halogens on Cu(111).

    Roman, Tanglaw; Groß, Axel


    Using periodic density-functional theory calculations, we address the work-function change induced by the adsorption of chlorine and iodine on Cu(111) which are shown to change the work function in opposite ways, contrary to what one may expect for these two electron acceptors. In contrast to previous studies, we demonstrate that substrate effects play only a minor role in work-function changes brought about by halogen adsorption on metals. Instead, polarization on the adsorbate not only explains the sign of the work-function change as a contributor to a positive surface dipole moment, but it is also the decisive factor in the dependence of adsorption-induced work-function changes on the coverage of halogens on metal surfaces.

  5. Polarographic behaviour of pesticides with carbon-halogen bonds

    Jehring, H.; La Chevallerie-Haaf, U. de; Meyer, A.; Henze, G.


    The dp-polarographic behaviour of different pesticides with carbon-halogen bonds was investigated in dimethylsulfoxide and methanol-water as solvents; the peak-potentials are demonstrated graphically. From peak-height the pesticides are detectable up to 100 -1/. The investigations are of interest for the development of multistage-combined procedures by h.p.l.c. with amperometric detection.

  6. Quinazoline antifolate thymidylate synthase inhibitors: nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur, and chlorine substituents in the C2 position.

    Marsham, P R; Chambers, P; Hayter, A J; Hughes, L R; Jackman, A L; O'Connor, B M; Bishop, J A; Calvert, A H


    The synthesis of 16 new N10-propargylquinazoline antifolates with methylamino, ethylamino, (2-aminoethyl)amino, [2-(dimethylamino)ethyl]amino, (2-hydroxyethyl)amino, (carboxymethyl)amino, dimethylamino, imidazol-1-yl, methoxy, ethoxy, phenoxy, 2-methoxyethoxy, 2-hydroxyethoxy, mercapto, methylthio, and chloro substituents at C2 is described. In general, the synthetic route involved the coupling of diethyl N-[4-(prop-2-ynylamino)benzoyl]-L-glutamate (5a) with 6-(bromomethyl)-2-chloro-3,4-dihydro-4-oxoquinazoline in N,N-dimethylformamide with calcium carbonate as the base, displacement of the C2-chloro substituent with nitrogen and sulfur nucleophiles, and deprotection using mild alkali. The C2-ether analogues were most conveniently prepared by coupling 5a with 6-(bromomethyl)-2,4-diakoxy(or diphenoxy)quinazolines. In this series the final deprotection step with aqueous alkali gave simultaneous selective hydrolysis of the C4-alkoxy or C4-phenoxy substituent. The compounds were tested as inhibitors of partially purified L1210 thymidylate synthase (TS). As a measure of cytotoxicity, they were examined for their inhibition of the growth of L1210 cells in culture. The C2-methoxy analogue 11a was equivalent to the previously described tight binding TS inhibitor N10-propargyl-5,8-dideazafolic acid (CB3717, ICI 155387, 1a) against the TS enzyme and exhibited enhanced potency in culture. The C2-methoxy substituent also gave a 110-fold enhancement in aqueous solubility relative to the C2-amine. These results suggest that 11a will be an interesting compound for further study as a potential antitumor agent in vivo. A further series of 2-methoxyquinazoline antifolates with modified alkyl substituents at N10 is also described. None of these analogues equalled the activity of 11a. Thus the propargyl group appears to be the optimum N10 substituent in both 2-amino- and 2-methoxyquinazoline antifolates.

  7. Pop-like halogenated natural products in antarctic sponges

    Vetter, W. [Hohenheim Univ., Stuttgart (Germany); Janussen, D. [Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft (Natur-Museum und Forschungs-Institut), Frankfurt am Main (Germany)


    Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are major contaminants of our days. This group of chemicals comprises a number of halogenated compounds used as pesticides (DDT, lindane, chlordane, toxaphene and others) as well as industrial chemicals (PCBs, PCNs, CPs, and brominated flameretardants). Although the list of known POPs including isomers and metabolites is long, there are frequent reports on the detection of unknown organohalogen compounds in the literature. Recent work demonstrated that some of these unknown peaks in gas chromatograms originate from halogenated natural products (HNPs). Sometimes, HNPs have been found at remarkably high concentrations in marine birds, mammals and fish. Due to the structural similarities with anthropogenic POPs, these substances may possess a potential risk for wildlife and man. HNPs are known to be produced with an overwhelming variety by marine organisms such as algae, sponges, microorganisms and others. In this study we have screened different species of Antarctic sponges on the occurrence of halogenated compounds which may be of environmental concern. Thus, we were only interested in lipophilic and persistent HNPs. Following that, we applied our standard sample clean-up procedure for the analysis of nonpolar POPs. Two steps on deactivated and activated silica yielded compounds with similar polarity as PCBs, chloropesticides and brominated analogues in the sample extracts. Additionally, all samples were treated with concentrated sulphuric acid in order to eliminate labile (non-presistent) HNPs.

  8. Transepidermal water loss during halogen spotlight phototherapy in preterm infants.

    Grünhagen, Dirk J; de Boer, Mark G J; de Beaufort, Arnout Jan; Walther, Frans J


    Among preterm infants there is a relationship between skin blood flow and transepidermal water loss (TEWL). The aim of this study was to assess whether halogen spotlight phototherapy without significant heat stress increases TEWL and affects maintenance fluid requirements in preterm infants. TEWL was measured noninvasively before the start and after 1 h of halogen spotlight phototherapy in a group of preterm infants, nursed in double-walled incubators with moderately high relative humidity. Relative humidity and ambient temperature in the incubator were tightly controlled. Mean +/- SD birth weight of the 18 infants was 1412 +/- 256 g, gestational age 30.6 +/- 1.6 wk, and age at measurement 5 +/- 3 d. Nine infants received ventilatory assistance. Relative humidity was 40-80% (mean 52%). Average TEWL increased from 13.6 to 16.5 g/m(2)/h during phototherapy. These data show that TEWL increases by approximately 20% during phototherapy despite constant skin temperature and relative humidity. Maintenance fluids of preterm infants should be increased by 0.35 mL/kg/h during exposure to halogen spotlight phototherapy.

  9. Synthesis and SAR of novel, potent and orally bioavailable benzimidazole inhibitors of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) with a quaternary methylene-amino substituent.

    Zhu, Gui-Dong; Gandhi, Viraj B; Gong, Jianchun; Thomas, Sheela; Luo, Yan; Liu, Xuesong; Shi, Yan; Klinghofer, Vered; Johnson, Eric F; Frost, David; Donawho, Cherrie; Jarvis, Ken; Bouska, Jennifer; Marsh, Kennan C; Rosenberg, Saul H; Giranda, Vincent L; Penning, Thomas D


    Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARPs) play significant roles in various cellular functions including DNA repair and control of RNA transcription. PARP inhibitors have been demonstrated to potentiate the effect of cytotoxic agents or radiation in a number of animal tumor models. Utilizing a benzimidazole carboxamide scaffold in which the amide forms a key intramolecular hydrogen bond for optimal interaction with the enzyme, we have identified a novel series of PARP inhibitors containing a quaternary methylene-amino substituent at the C-2 position of the benzimidazole. Geminal dimethyl analogs at the methylene-amino substituent were typically more potent than mono-methyl derivatives in both intrinsic and cellular assays. Smaller cycloalkanes such as cyclopropyl or cyclobutyl were tolerated at the quaternary carbon while larger rings were detrimental to potency. In vivo efficacy data in a B16F10 murine flank melanoma model in combination with temozolomide (TMZ) are described for two optimized analogs.

  10. Theoretical and Experimental Study of New Photochromic Bis-Spiropyrans with Hydroxyethyl and Carboxyethyl Substituents

    E. L. Mukhanov


    Full Text Available Two new asymmetrical bis-spiropyrans with nonequivalent spiropyran units have been investigated. Hydroxyethyl and carboxyethyl substituents have been used to improve thermal stability of the photoinduced merocyanine forms of the bis-spiropyrans. 2-Hydroxyethyl substituted compound is characterized by 4 times more stable merocyanine isomer. 2-Carboxyethyl substituent in the hetarene part enables chelation by metal ions and controllably stabilizes the merocyanine from thermal decay. As a result of theoretical modeling and photochemical experiments, it was shown that obtained compounds are perspective prototypes for multistate light-driven switches with improved stability of photoinduced forms.

  11. Halogenated phenolic contaminants inhibit the in vitro activity of the thyroid-regulating deiodinases in human liver.

    Butt, Craig M; Wang, Dongli; Stapleton, Heather M


    Halogenated contaminants, particularly brominated flame retardants, disrupt circulating levels of thyroid hormones (THs), potentially affecting growth and development. Disruption may be mediated by impacts on deiodinase (DI) activity, which regulate the levels of active hormones available to bind to nuclear receptors. The goal of this study was to develop a mass spectrometry-based method for measuring the activity of DIs in human liver microsomes and to examine the effect of halogenated phenolic contaminants on DI activity. Thyroxine (T4) and reverse triiodothyronine (rT3) deiodination kinetics were measured by incubating pooled human liver microsomes with T4 or rT3 and monitoring the production of T3, rT3, 3,3'-diiodothyronine, and 3-monoiodothyronine by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Using this method, we examined the effects of several halogenated contaminants, including 2,2',4,4',5-pentabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 99), several hydroxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers (OH-BDEs), tribromophenol, tetrabromobisphenol A, and triclosan, on DI activity. The Michaelis constants (K(M)) of rT3 and T4 deiodination were determined to be 3.2 ± 0.7 and 17.3 ± 2.3μM. The V(max) was 160 ± 5.8 and 2.8 ± 0.10 pmol/ protein, respectively. All studied contaminants inhibited DI activity in a dose-response manner, with the exception of BDE 99 and two OH-BDEs. 5'-Hydroxy 2,2',4,4',5-pentabromodiphenyl ether was found to be the most potent inhibitor of DI activity, and phenolic structures containing iodine were generally more potent inhibitors of DI activity relative to brominated, chlorinated, and fluorinated analogues. This study suggests that some halogenated phenolics, including current use compounds such as plastic monomers, flame retardants, and their metabolites, may disrupt TH homeostasis through the inhibition of DI activity in vivo.

  12. Molecular docking and structural analysis of non-opioid analgesic drug acemetacin with halogen substitution: A DFT approach

    Leenaraj, D. R.; Manimaran, D.; Joe, I. Hubert


    Acemetacin is a non-opioid analgesic which belongs to the class, the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. The bioactive conformer was identified through potential energy surface scan studies. Spectral features of acemetacin have been probed by the techniques of Fourier transform infrared, Raman and Nuclear magnetic resonance combined with density functional theory calculations at the B3LYP level with 6-311 + G(d,p) basis set. The detailed interpretation of vibrational spectral assignments has been carried out on the basis of potential energy distribution method. Geometrical parameters reveal that the carbonyl substitution in between chlorophenyl and indole ring leads to a significant loss of planarity. The red-shifted Cdbnd O stretching wavenumber describe the conjugation between N and O atoms. The shifted Csbnd H stretching wavenumbers of Osbnd CH3 and Osbnd CH2 groups depict the back-donation and induction effects. The substitution of halogen atoms on the title molecule influences the charge distribution and the geometrical parameters. Drug activity and binding affinity of halogen substitution in title molecule with target protein were undertaken by molecular docking study. This study enlightens the effects of bioefficiency due to the halogen substitution in the molecule.

  13. Stability of mutagenic tautomers of uracil and its halogen derivatives: the results of quantum-mechanical investigation

    Hovorun D.M.


    Full Text Available Aim. To investigate using the quantum-mechanical methods uracil (Ura intramolecular tautomerisation and the effect of the thymine (Thy methyl (Me group substitution by the halogen on that process. Methods. Non-empirical quantum mechanic, analysis of the electron density by means of Bader’s atom in molecules (AIM theory and physicochemical kinetics were used. Results. For the first time it has been established that the substitution of thymine Me-group for the halogen (Br, F, Cl has practically no effect on the main physico-chemical characteristics of intramolecular tautomerisation. At the same time, the energy of Ura tautomerisation increases for 3,08 kcal/mol in comparison with corresponding value for Thy under standard conditions. Conclusions. So, Thy, unlike Ura, is obviously able, as a canonical DNA nucleotide base, to provide together with Ade, Gua and Cyt an acceptable mutability degree of the genome from the point of view of its adaptation reserve. Mutagenic action of the Ura halogen derivatives is not directly associated with their tautomerisation.

  14. Screening of organic halogens and identification of chlorinated benzoic acids in carbonaceous meteorites.

    Schöler, Heinz F; Nkusi, Gerard; Niedan, Volker W; Müller, German; Spitthoff, Bianca


    The occurrence of halogenated organic compounds measured as a sum parameter and the evidence of chlorinated benzoic acids in four carbonaceous meteorites (Cold Bokkeveld, Murray, Murchison and Orgueil) from four independent fall events is reported. After AOX (Adsorbable organic halogen) and EOX (Extractable organic halogen) screening to quantify organically bound halogens, chlorinated organic compounds were analyzed by gas chromatography. AOX concentrations varying from 124 to 209 microg Cl/g d.w. were observed in carbonaceous meteorites. Ion chromatographic analysis of the distribution of organically bound halogens performed on the Cold Bokkeveld meteorite revealed that chlorinated and brominated organic compounds were extractable, up to 70%, whereas only trace amounts of organofluorines could be extracted. Chlorinated benzoic acids have been identified in carbonaceous meteorite extracts. Their presence and concentrations raise the question concerning the origin of halogenated, especially chlorinated, organic compounds in primitive planetary matter.

  15. Influences of Alkyl and Aryl Substituents on Iminopyridine Fe(II- and Co(II-Catalyzed Isoprene Polymerization

    Lihua Guo


    Full Text Available A series of alkyl- and aryl-substituted iminopyridine Fe(II complexes 1a–7a and Co(II complexes 2b, 3b, 5b, and 6b were synthesized. The activator effect, influence of temperature, and, particularly, the alkyl and aryl substituents’ effect on catalytic activity, polymer molecular weight, and regio-/stereoselectivity were investigated when these complexes were applied in isoprene polymerization. All of the Fe(II complexes afforded polyisoprene with high molecular weight and moderate cis-1,4 selectivity. In contrast, the Co(II complexes produced polymers with low molecular weight and relatively high cis-1,4 selectivity. In the iminopyridine Fe(II system, the alkyl and aryl substituents’ effect exhibits significant variation on the isoprene polymerization. In the iminopyridine Co(II system, there is little influence observed on isoprene polymerization by alkyl and aryl substituents.

  16. Solvent and electronic effects on kinetics of cyclization of thermolabile aryllithium reagents. A comparison between 1-bromo-2-(2-bromoethylbenzene and 4,5-dimethoxy-1-bromo-2-(2-bromoethylbenzene

    David A. Hunt


    Full Text Available A dramatic solvent effect on the stability and kinetics of intramolecular cyclization is described for the aryllithium species generated from 2-bromo-4,5-dimethoxy-(2-bromoethylbenzene. The aryllithium generated by the halogen-metal exchange reaction with n-butyllithium, is stable for > 1h when generated at -95 to -100 oC in diethyl ether/hexane and can be trapped with electrophiles. However, when the reaction is conducted in a THF/hexane mixture, the intermediate undergoes instantaneous intramolecular cyclization to afford 4,5-dimethoxybenzocyclobutene. By comparison, the corresponding 1-lithio-2-(2-bromoethyl-benzene intermediate is stable for >1h in either THF/hexane or diethyl ether/hexane at -95 to -100 oC. These results indicate that substituent effects as well as the nature of aggregation of these intermediates play key roles in determining the reaction pathway of functionalized aryllithium intermediates when quenched with electrophiles.

  17. Spectrographic determination of traces of halogens; Dosage de traces d'halogenes par la methode spectrographique

    Melamed, J. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires


    Hollow cathode source is employed for determining traces of halogens (fluorine - chlorine) in the uranium oxide U{sub 3}O{sub 8} qualitatively, detection of at least 40 ppm of fluorine, as alkali fluoride and 125 ppm of chlorine, is possible. (author) [French] Un tube a decharge a cathode creuse a ete utilise pour la determination spectrographique des halogenes (fluor - chlore) presentes a l'etat de traces dans un oxyde d'uranium U{sub 3}O{sub 8}. On a pu deceler qualitativement des teneurs de 40 ppm de fluor sous forme de fluorures alcalins. En ce qui concerne le chlore, la plus faible teneur decelee a ete de 125 ppm. (auteur)

  18. Influence of different amino substituents in position 1 and 4 on spectroscopic and acid base properties of 9,10-anthraquinone moiety.

    Wcisło, Anna; Niedziałkowski, Paweł; Wnuk, Elżbieta; Zarzeczańska, Dorota; Ossowski, Tadeusz


    A series of novel 1-amino and 1,4-diamino-9,10-anthraquinones, substituted with different alkyl groups, were synthesized as the result of alkylation with amino substituents. All the obtained aminoanthraquinone derivatives were characterized by NMR, IR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. The spectroscopic properties of these compounds were determined by using UV-Vis spectroscopy in acetonitrile, and in the mixture of acetonitrile and methanol at different pH ranges. The effects of various substituents present in the newly developed anthraquinone derivatives and their ability to form hydrogen bonds between the carbonyl oxygen atom of anthraquinone moiety and nitrogen atom of N-H group in 1-aminoanthraquinone (1-AAQ) and 1,4-diaminoanthraquinone (1,4-DAAQ) were studied. Additionally, the effects of hydrogen bond formation between O-H group in hydroxyethylamino substituent and the carbonyl oxygen atom of anthraquinone were investigated. The spectroscopic behavior of the studied derivatives strongly depended on the solvent-solute interactions and the nature of solvent. The values of pKa for the new anthraquinones were determined by the combined potentiometric and spectrophotometric titration methods.

  19. Non-conventional gas phase remediation of volatile halogenated compounds by dehydrated bacteria

    Erable, Benjamin; Goubet, Isabelle; Seltana, Amira; Maugard, Thierry


    Traditional biological removal processes are limited by the low solubility of halogenated compounds in aqueous media. A new technology appears very suitable for the remediation of these volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Solid/gas bio-catalysis applied in VOC remediation can transform halogenated compounds directly in the gas phase using dehydrated cells as a bio-catalyst. The hydrolysis of volatile halogenated substrates into the corresponding alcohol was studied in a solid/gas bio...

  20. Halogens, Barium and Uranium in Mantle Fluid Inclusions

    Villa, I. M.; Peverelli, V.; Oglialoro, E.; Pettke, D. T.; Frezzotti, M. L.


    Halogens are an underexplored geochemical marker. A way to measure halogens at ng/g levels is measuring Ar, Kr and Xe in irradiated samples [1,2]. We derive absolute halogen amounts from rare gas amounts via scapolite monitor SY [2]. Kr-Xe systematics also yield Ba and U concentrations. We combined irradiation with stepheating on carbonate-sulfate-rich fluid inclusions (FI)-bearing xe­no­liths from El Hierro, Canarias: spinel harzburgite XML-7 and spinel dunite XML-1 [3]. Three components are recognized in the rare gas release. (1) Atmospheric surface contamination occurs up to 1000 °C. (2) FI decrepitation by laboratory heating occurs above 1200 °C [4], corresponding to the release of 80,82Kr and 128Xe in the 1200 and 1400 °C steps. Br whole-rock concentrations are 3-8 ng/g; the molar Br/Cl and I/Cl ratios in the harzburgite FI, 9 E-4 resp. 2 E-4, are identical to those in the dunite FI. This sets the halogens in our FI apart from MORB [2]. Halogen-derived rare gases are closely associated to artificial 131Xe from Ba; Ba has a high affinity of for CO2-rich fluids. Daughter minerals in multiphase FI were identified by Raman micro­spectroscopy [4]. The calculated Ba concentrations are 2-6 µg/g. (3) The third component is U-derived 134,136Xe and 86Kr released in a spike at 1000 °C, decoupled from FI. This requires a different carrier than FI, e.g. Ti oxides. As U concentrations are 10-20 pg/g, the U-bearing phase needs to be below a ppm, invisible by petro­graphy. The 136Xe/134Xe ratio > 1 suggests retention of radio­genic Xe. However, analysis of an unirradiated sample detected no radiogenic Xe. It is likely that Xe-U produced in the core of the McMaster reactor (thermal, epithermal and fast neutrons) has a different isotopic composition from that in textbooks, as proposed by [2].[1] Jeffery & Reynolds (1961) J.Geophys. Res. 66, 3582 [2] Kendrick (2012) Chem. Geol. 292, 116 [3] Oglialoro et al (2015) AGU Fall Meeting abstract V21C-3046 [4] Roedder (1965

  1. NanoSIMS50 - a powerful tool to elucidate cellular localization of halogenated organic compounds

    Gutleb, Arno C.; Hoffmann, Lucien [Centre de Recherche Public - Gabriel Lippmann, Department Environment and Agro-biotechnologies (EVA), Belvaux (Luxembourg); Freitas, Jaime [Wageningen University, Toxicology Section, Wageningen (Netherlands); Murk, Albertinka J. [Wageningen University, Toxicology Section, Wageningen (Netherlands); Wageningen IMARES, P.O. Box 68, IJmuiden (Netherlands); Verhaegen, Steven; Ropstad, Erik [Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo (Norway); Udelhoven, Thomas [Centre de Recherche Public - Gabriel Lippmann, Department Environment and Agro-biotechnologies (EVA), Belvaux (Luxembourg); Trier University, Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics Department, Trier (Germany); Audinot, Jean-Nicolas [Centre de Recherche Public - Gabriel Lippmann, Departement Science et Analyse des Materiaux (SAM), Belvaux (Luxembourg)


    Persistent organic pollutants are widely distributed in the environment and lots of toxicological data are available. However, little is known on the intracellular fate of such compounds. Here a method applying secondary ion mass spectrometry is described that can be used to visualize cellular localization of halogenated compounds and to semi-quantitatively calculate concentrations of such compounds. Of the model compounds tested, TBBPA was homogenously distributed in the cell membrane of the H295R cells while PFOS accumulated in very distinct locations in the cell membrane. Relative intracellular concentrations of 4-OH-BDE69 and 4-OH-BDE121 in GH3.TRE were 61 % and 18 %, respectively, compared to the parent compounds. These differences may partly explain that observed effect concentrations for 4-OH-BDEs in in vitro experiments are usually lower than what would be expected based on receptor binding studies. NanoSIMS50 proved to be a powerful tool to describe the cellular distribution of halogenated compounds. The semi-quantitative data that can be obtained may help to further explain results from in vitro or in vivo experiments. (orig.)

  2. Identifying bioaccumulative halogenated organic compounds using a nontargeted analytical approach: seabirds as sentinels.

    Christopher J Millow

    Full Text Available Persistent organic pollutants (POPs are typically monitored via targeted mass spectrometry, which potentially identifies only a fraction of the contaminants actually present in environmental samples. With new anthropogenic compounds continuously introduced to the environment, novel and proactive approaches that provide a comprehensive alternative to targeted methods are needed in order to more completely characterize the diversity of known and unknown compounds likely to cause adverse effects. Nontargeted mass spectrometry attempts to extensively screen for compounds, providing a feasible approach for identifying contaminants that warrant future monitoring. We employed a nontargeted analytical method using comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled to time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC×GC/TOF-MS to characterize halogenated organic compounds (HOCs in California Black skimmer (Rynchops niger eggs. Our study identified 111 HOCs; 84 of these compounds were regularly detected via targeted approaches, while 27 were classified as typically unmonitored or unknown. Typically unmonitored compounds of note in bird eggs included tris(4-chlorophenylmethane (TCPM, tris(4-chlorophenylmethanol (TCPMOH, triclosan, permethrin, heptachloro-1'-methyl-1,2'-bipyrrole (MBP, as well as four halogenated unknown compounds that could not be identified through database searching or the literature. The presence of these compounds in Black skimmer eggs suggests they are persistent, bioaccumulative, potentially biomagnifying, and maternally transferring. Our results highlight the utility and importance of employing nontargeted analytical tools to assess true contaminant burdens in organisms, as well as to demonstrate the value in using environmental sentinels to proactively identify novel contaminants.

  3. Isomorphous Crystals from Diynes and Bromodiynes Involved in Hydrogen and Halogen Bonds

    Pierre Baillargeon


    Full Text Available Isomorphous crystals of two diacetylene derivatives with carbamate functionality (BocNH-CH2-diyne-X, where X = H or Br have been obtained. The main feature of these structures is the original 2D arrangement (as supramolecular sheets or walls in which the H bond and halogen bond have a prominent effect on the whole architecture. The two diacetylene compounds harbor neighboring carbamate (Boc protected amine and conjugated alkyne functionalities. They differ only by the nature of the atom located at the penultimate position of the diyne moiety, either a hydrogen atom or a bromine atom. Both of them adopt very similar 2D wall organizations with antiparallel carbamates (as in antiparallel beta pleated sheets. Additional weak interactions inside the same walls between molecular bricks are H bond interactions (diyne-H···O=C or halogen bond interactions (diyne-Br···O=C, respectively. Based on crystallographic atom coordinates, DFT (B3LYP/6-31++G(d,p and DFT (M06-2X/6-31++G(d,p calculations were performed on these isostructural crystals to gain insight into the intermolecular interactions.

  4. The effect of surfactants on the aggregation behavior of phthalocyanine zinc (Ⅱ) bearing poly(aryl benzyl ether)dendritic substituents with carboxylic terminal%表面活性剂对以羧基为端基的芳基苄醚树枝配体取代酞菁锌(Ⅱ)配合物聚集行为的影响

    陈婉玲; 彭亦如; 贺丹丹; 马冬冬; 张甜甜; 魏珍珍; 吴雪蓉


    通过紫外光谱法和荧光光谱法比较,研究了阳离子表面活性剂十六烷基三甲基溴化铵(CTAB)对0~2代以羧基为端基的芳基苄醚树枝配体取代酞菁锌(Ⅱ)配合物(ZnPc(COOH)4、G1-ZnPc(COOH)8和G2-ZnPc (COOH )16)聚集行为的影响。ZnPc (COOH)4、G1-ZnPc(COOH)8和 G2-ZnPc(COOH)16在水溶液中主要以二聚体形式存在。加入 CTAB 后, ZnPc (COOH )4、G1-ZnPc (COOH )8和 G2-ZnPc (COOH)16的单体吸收峰强度均增强,二聚体吸收峰强度均逐渐减弱;荧光光谱均明显增强,这表明 CTAB对树枝酞菁体系具有明显的解聚作用。这是因为 Zn-Pc (COOH )4、G1-ZnPc (COOH )8和 G2-ZnPc (COOH)16表面带负电荷的羧基与带正电荷的 CTAB通过静电作用形成纳米胶束,破坏了羧基酞菁聚集体之间的氢键。通过Zetasize粒度分析仪研究了不同浓度的CTAB与羧基酞菁形成纳米胶束的粒径分布情况,平均粒径范围约在5~30 nm,并随着 CTAB 浓度的增加,纳米胶束的平均粒径增大;随着树枝代数增加,纳米胶束的平均粒径逐渐减小。因此,阳离子表面活性剂CTAB可以有效抑制酞菁在水溶液中的聚集行为,在开展酞菁的光化学和物理研究方面具有很好的应用前景。%The interaction between the phthalocyanine zinc(Ⅱ)bearing poly(aryl benzyl ether)dendritic substit-uents with carboxylic terminal (ZnPc(COOH)4 ,G1-ZnPc(COOH)8 and G2-ZnPc(COOH)16 )and cationic sur-factants(cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide(CTAB))were studied by fluorescence and UV-Vis spectroscopic methods.ZnPc(COOH)4 ,G1-ZnPc(COOH)8 and G2-ZnPc(COOH)16 mainly existed as a dimer at 625 nm in aqueous media,but they mainly exhibited as monomers at 685 nm with addition of CTAB.As the concentra-tion of CTAB increased,the intensity of the monomeric absorption peak increased,while that of the dimer peaks decreased gradually.Meanwhile,the fluorescence intensity of ZnPc(COOH)4 ,G1-ZnPc(COOH)8 and G2-ZnPc(COOH)16 also markedly enhanced

  5. The pharmacology of halogenated salicylanilides and their anthelmintic use in animals

    Swan, G E


    .... Several halogenated salicylanilides with potent antiparasitic activity have been synthesised of which only closantel, niclosamide, oxyclozanide, rafoxanide and resorantel are commercially available...

  6. The pharmacology of halogenated salicylanilides and their anthelmintic use in animals : review article

    G.E. Swan


    .... Several halogenated salicylanilides with potent antiparasitic activity have been synthesised of which only closantel, niclosamide, oxyclozanide, rafoxanide and resorantel are commercially available...

  7. New halogenated additives to propylene carbonate-based electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries

    Naji, A.; Ghanbaja, J.; Billaud, D. [Universite Henri Poincare, Vandoeuvre les Nancy (France). LCSM; Willmann, P. [CNES, Toulouse (France)


    Lithium cannot be electrointercalated into graphite in an electrolyte containing propylene carbonate (PC) as the only solvent species. In order to improve the cyclability of graphite electrodes in the presence of PC two methods were used: use of solvent mixtures containing PC and halogen-substituted solvent molecules ({alpha}-bromo-{gamma}-butyrolactone and methyl chloroformate); impregnation of the graphite electrode by halogenated solvents prior to cycling in PC-based electrolytes. It appears that the reversible capacity is increased by {approx}10% when such halogenated solvent molecules are used. Moreover, the cyclability is dependent on the nature of lithium salt, the concentration of halogen solvent and the specific current.

  8. Field Emission Electron Microprobe Analysis of Halogens in Apatite

    Tacker, R. C.


    Field emission electron microprobe is capable of higher resolution and lower voltage than other microprobes, making it an ideal instrument for analysis of small accessory minerals in thin section such as apatite. In this study, the field emission electron microprobe was evaluated for analysis of fluorine and chlorine in apatite. Analysis was conducted on (001), (100) and an intermediate section of natural apatite crystals, using the JEOL JXA-8530F Hyperprobe, located at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Conditions were beam current of 10 nanoamps, accelerating voltages from 5-20 kV, and spot sizes from 1-10 micrometers. Very short counting times were used, some as little as 2 seconds. Analytical strategies exploited the fact that excitation energies for fluorine Kα are much lower than for chlorine. Earlier studies (e.g. Stormer et al. 1993; Fialin and Chopin, 2006) documented the complex behavior of beam-driven migration, subsurface accumulation and desorption during fluorine analysis. The cumulative effect is increase and then fall of count rates with time and repeated analysis. The details of earlier studies were reproduced: (1) Apatite analysis by electron microprobe has two additional unknown variables, which are the crystallographic orientation of the unknown and of the standard. (2) The most reliable measure of fluorine cps is derived from a regression to zero time, accounting for crystal orientation; (3) Changing the analytical conditions (accelerating voltage, spot size, duration of analysis) changes only the time scale over which migration and desorption take place. New results from the JEOL Hyperprobe show that, for all crystal orientations, initial fluorine cps increase from 5 and 7 kV to 10 kV, but decrease systematically with further increases in kV, interpreted as loss of fluorine without concomitant excitation of X-rays. To date, fluorine analysis is routinely conducted at 15 and 20 kV. In contrast, chlorine initial

  9. Synthesis and characterization of lead-free tin silver nanosolders and their application to halogen free nanosolder pastes

    Wernicki, Evan

    prepared with 55, 70, and 85 wt% nanosolder material have been successfully printed and reflowed on Cu substrates to imitate current manufacturing process. Different peak reflow temperatures of 245 °C and 265 °C were used to observe the effect on solder paste spreading and wetting angle of reflowed solder features. Two different flux chemistries, halogen-free and halogen-based, were also studied. Statistical analysis indicated nanosolder loading had a strong impact on both the wetting angle and paste spreading after the reflow process. The wetting angles of the samples, from the highest to lowest weight percentage, resulted in values of 69.7°, 26.2°, and 0°. A 55 wt% nanosolder paste formed multiple reflowed solder bumps, compared to the single bumps obtained with 70 and 85 wt% nanosolders. The highest loading sample was found to spread the least. This can be attributed to a combination of factors such as higher paste viscosity and lower solder-solder surface tension interactions. A larger peak temperature resulted in larger paste spreading values proving to be significant, however it was not found to affect the resulting wetting angle significantly. Flux chemistry was found to statistically have no profound impact on either the wetting angle or the solder spread. Therefore, it was found that the halogen-free solder paste can act as a suitable replacement for the tested halogen-containing nanosolder paste samples. KEYWORDS : solder paste, nanoparticles, paste printing, lead-free, reflow.

  10. Synthesis and evaluation of changes induced by solvent and substituent in electronic absorption spectra of some azo disperse dyes.

    Mohammadi, Asadollah; Yazdanbakhsh, Mohammad Reza; Farahnak, Lahya


    Five azo disperse dyes were prepared by diazotizing 4'-aminoacetophenone and p-anisidine and coupling with varies N-alkylated aromatic amines. Characterization of the dyes was carried out by using UV-vis, FTIR and 1H NMR spectroscopic techniques. The electronic absorption spectra of dyes are determined at room temperature in fifteen solvents with different polarities. The solvent dependent maximum absorption band shifts, were investigated using dielectric constant (ɛ), refractive index (n) and Kamlet-Taft polarity parameters (hydrogen bond donating ability (α), hydrogen bond accepting ability (β) and dipolarity/polarizability polarity scale (π*)). Acceptable agreement was found between the maximum absorption band of dyes and solvent polarity parameters especially with π*. The effect of substituents of coupler and/or diazo component on the color of dyes was investigated. The effects of acid and base on the visible absorption maxima of the dyes are also reported.

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

    Credendino, Raffaele


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

  12. Spiropyrans Containing the Reactive Substituents in the 2H-Chromene Moiety

    B. S. Lukyanov


    Full Text Available Some spiropyrans containing functional substituents in the [2H]-chromene part of the molecule were synthesized and their photochromic properties in solution and solid state were investigated. The presence of the formyl group in the [2H]-chromene fragment enhances the possibility to show photochromic properties in solution.

  13. Electrochemical studies and self diffusion coefficients in cyclic ammonium based ionic liquids with allyl substituents

    Wu, Tzi-Yi [Department of Chemistry, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Department of Polymer Materials, Kun Shan University, Tainan 71003, Taiwan (China); Su, Shyh-Gang [Department of Chemistry, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Wang, H. Paul [Department of Environmental Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan (China); Lin, Yuan-Chung [Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan (China); Gung, Shr-Tusen; Lin, Ming-Wei [Department of Chemistry, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Sun, I.-Wen, E-mail: [Department of Chemistry, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China)


    Research highlights: Cyclic ammonium-based ionic liquids with allyl substituent have high conductivity. Ionic liquids with allyl substituent have wide electrochemical window. Electrochemical and self diffusion coefficients are available for comparison. The Stokes-Einstein plots of DT{sup -1} vs. {eta}{sup -1} for redox couples in ILs are evaluated. Stokes-Einstein product of ferrocene is larger than that of cobaltocenium in ILs. - Abstract: Several cyclic ammonium-based ionic liquids (ILs) with allyl substituent are synthesized, these allyl substituent ILs have high ionic conductivity (up to 4.72 mS cm{sup -1} at 30 {sup o}C) and wide electrochemical window of 5 V. The electrochemical behaviors of two organometallic redox couples Fc/Fc{sup +} (ferrocene/ferrocenium) and Cc/Cc{sup +} (cobaltocene/cobaltocenium) have been studied in these ILs, the calculated Stokes-Einstein product (D{eta} T{sup -1}) of ferrocene in ILs is larger than that of cobaltocenium in ILs. The self-diffusion coefficients of cation and anion in these ILs are studied using pulsed gradient spin-echo NMR technique. There are very few reports where electrochemically derived diffusion coefficients and self diffusion coefficients are available for comparison, so a new key concept in electrochemistry could be developed in this paper.

  14. A new flavonoid with a benzoic acid substituent from Selaginella uncinata

    Jun Xia Zheng; Nai Li Wang; Hao Gao; Hong Wei Liu; Hai Feng Chen; Ming Fan; Xin Sheng Yao


    6-(5-Carboxyl-2-methoxyphenyl)-apigenin (1), a new flavonoid, was isolated from the 60% ethanol extract of Selaginella uncinata (Desv.) Spring. Its structure was established by spectroscopic methods. Compound 1 represents the first example of the flavonoids possessing a benzoic acid substituent at C-6.




    The enzymatic hydrolyses of a variety of alpha-substituted mandelic and lactic esters using pig liver esterase (PLE) have been investigated. High to moderate enantioselectivity was found for various alpha-substituted mandelic esters, whereas PLE showed low to no enantioselectivity for alpha-substitu

  16. Maximal use of minimal libraries through the adaptive substituent reordering algorithm.

    Liang, Fan; Feng, Xiao-jiang; Lowry, Michael; Rabitz, Herschel


    This paper describes an adaptive algorithm for interpolation over a library of molecules subjected to synthesis and property assaying. Starting with a coarse sampling of the library compounds, the algorithm finds the optimal substituent orderings on all of the functionalized scaffold sites to allow for accurate property interpolation over all remaining compounds in the full library space. A previous paper introduced the concept of substituent reordering and a smoothness-based criterion to search for optimal orderings (Shenvi, N.; Geremia, J. M.; Rabitz, H. J. Phys. Chem. A 2003, 107, 2066). Here, we propose a data-driven root-mean-squared (RMS) criteria and a combined RMS/smoothness criteria as alternative methods for the discovery of optimal substituent orderings. Error propagation from the property measurements of the sampled compounds is determined to provide confidence intervals on the interpolated molecular property values, and a substituent rescaling technique is introduced to manage poorly designed/sampled libraries. Finally, various factors are explored that can influence the applicability and interpolation quality of the algorithm. An adaptive methodology is proposed to iteratively and efficiently use laboratory experiments to optimize these algorithmic factors, so that the accuracy of property predictions is maximized. The enhanced algorithm is tested on copolymer and transition metal complex libraries, and the results demonstrate the capability of the algorithm to accurately interpolate various properties of both molecular libraries.

  17. A novel approach to inherently chiral calix[4]arenes by direct introduction of a substituent at the meta position

    Verboom, Willem; Bodewes, P.; Bodewes, Paul J.; van Essen, Georget; Timmerman, P.; van Hummel, G.J.; Harkema, Sybolt; Reinhoudt, David


    A novel method for the preparation of inherently chiral calix[4]arenes is described by direct introduction of a substituent in para-acetamido substituted calix[4]arenes. Bromination and nitration of mono(acetamido)calix[4]arenes 5, 6 afforded calix[4]arenes 7¿10, in which the substituent was

  18. Spatial Gradients in Halogen Oxides Across the North Slope of Alaska Indicate That Halogen Activated Airmasses are Spatially Large

    Simpson, W. R.; Hoenninger, G. S.; Platt, U.


    Reactive halogens are important oxidizers in the polar atmosphere during springtime. They deplete tropospheric ozone, oxidize hydrocarbons, and oxidize gas-phase mercury, causing it to deposit to the snow pack. We want to understand the mechanism by which halides in on snow/ice crystals and/or in aerosol particles are converted to reactive halogen species. This understanding can assist in prediction of mercury deposition and how that deposition depends on environmental variables like sea-ice extent and temperature. This mechanistic knowledge is particularly important in the context of a changing Arctic system. To study halogen activation, we are working in the Studies of the Northern Alaskan Coastal System (SNACS) project and here show results from 2005 including the LEADX experiment. A number of studies have implicated leads (cracks in the sea ice) as a source of halogen activation, but it is unclear if halogens are directly activated on ice surfaces at the lead (e.g. frost flowers) or if the lead is less directly involved. To address the role of leads in halogen activation, we measured bromine monoxide (BrO) using Multiple Axis Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (MAX-DOAS) at Barrow and Atqasuk, Alaska over a four-month period. The locations of these sites, either on the coast near a recurring lead in the case of Barrow, or 100km inland in the case of Atqasuk provides an ability to measure spatial gradients on the 100km length scale. In addition, the Barrow instrument was the first implementation of fully automated two dimensional MAX-DOAS where both elevation and azimuth were scanned. Because the MAX-DOAS method typically detects path-averaged BrO amounts between the instrument and a range of approximately 10km, differences in BrO between viewing azimuths allows us to determine short-length scale BrO gradients. From the 2-D MAX-DOAS observations at Barrow, we find that there are very small if any spatial gradients on the 10km length scale. From the

  19. How do halogen bonds (S-O⋯I, N-O⋯I and C-O⋯I) and halogen-halogen contacts (C-I⋯I-C, C-F⋯F-C) subsist in crystal structures? A quantum chemical insight.

    Pandiyan, B Vijaya; Deepa, P; Kolandaivel, P


    Thirteen X-ray crystal structures containing various non-covalent interactions such as halogen bonds, halogen-halogen contacts and hydrogen bonds (I⋯N, I⋯F, I⋯I, F⋯F, I⋯H and F⋯H) were considered and investigated using the DFT-D3 method (B97D/def2-QZVP). The interaction energies were calculated at MO62X/def2-QZVP and MP2/aug-cc-pvDZ level of theories. The higher interaction and dispersion energies (2nd crystal) of -9.58 kcal mol(-1) and -7.10 kcal mol(-1) observed for 1,4-di-iodotetrafluorobenzene bis [bis (2-phenylethyl) sulfoxide] structure indicates the most stable geometrical arrangement in the crystal packing. The electrostatic potential values calculated for all crystal structures have a positive σ-hole, which aids understanding of the nature of σ-hole bonds. The significance of the existence of halogen bonds in crystal packing environments was authenticated by replacing iodine atoms by bromine and chlorine atoms. Nucleus independent chemical shift analysis reported on the resonance contribution to the interaction energies of halogen bonds and halogen-halogen contacts. Hirshfeld surface analysis and topological analysis (atoms in molecules) were carried out to analyze the occurrence and strength of all non-covalent interactions. These analyses revealed that halogen bond interactions were more dominant than hydrogen bonding interactions in these crystal structures. Graphical Abstract Molecluar structure of 1,4-Di-iodotetrafluorobenzene bis(thianthrene 5-oxide) moelcule and its corresponding molecular electrostatic potential map for the view of σ-hole.

  20. Investigations of Buffer-Gases Role in Xenon and Halogen Excimer Mixtures

    Ciobotaru, L. C.; Porosnicu, C.


    Excimer- is an acronym in use for the excited dimmer, molecule which does not exist in the ground state but only in an excited state. This paper presents the role of the buffer-gas atoms (Ar, Ne, He), in the (Cl2/I2 Xe) excimer radiation emission mechanisms. The same buffer-gas produced a different effect on the excimer emission intensity: the neon and argon addition to xenon/chlorine/iodine had a negative effect while the helium and neon addition had a positive effect. The Penning reactions play an important role in the excimer radiation generation in connection with the gas-buffer addition and the halogen ionization potential value. The measurements are performed using a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) at moderate pressure in a panel, respectively classic coaxial geometry.

  1. Pharmacological investigations of N-substituent variation in morphine and oxymorphone: opioid receptor binding, signaling and antinociceptive activity.

    Ben Haddou, Tanila; Béni, Szabolcs; Hosztafi, Sándor; Malfacini, Davide; Calo, Girolamo; Schmidhammer, Helmut; Spetea, Mariana


    Morphine and structurally related derivatives are highly effective analgesics, and the mainstay in the medical management of moderate to severe pain. Pharmacological actions of opioid analgesics are primarily mediated through agonism at the µ opioid peptide (MOP) receptor, a G protein-coupled receptor. Position 17 in morphine has been one of the most manipulated sites on the scaffold and intensive research has focused on replacements of the 17-methyl group with other substituents. Structural variations at the N-17 of the morphinan skeleton led to a diversity of molecules appraised as valuable and potential therapeutics and important research probes. Discovery of therapeutically useful morphine-like drugs has also targeted the C-6 hydroxyl group, with oxymorphone as one of the clinically relevant opioid analgesics, where a carbonyl instead of a hydroxyl group is present at position 6. Herein, we describe the effect of N-substituent variation in morphine and oxymorphone on in vitro and in vivo biological properties and the emerging structure-activity relationships. We show that the presence of a N-phenethyl group in position 17 is highly favorable in terms of improved affinity and selectivity at the MOP receptor, potent agonism and antinociceptive efficacy. The N-phenethyl derivatives of morphine and oxymorphone were very potent in stimulating G protein coupling and intracellular calcium release through the MOP receptor. In vivo, they were highly effective against acute thermal nociception in mice with marked increased antinociceptive potency compared to the lead molecules. It was also demonstrated that a carbonyl group at position 6 is preferable to a hydroxyl function in these N-phenethyl derivatives, enhancing MOP receptor affinity and agonist potency in vitro and in vivo. These results expand the understanding of the impact of different moieties at the morphinan nitrogen on ligand-receptor interaction, molecular mode of action and signaling, and may be

  2. Pharmacological investigations of N-substituent variation in morphine and oxymorphone: opioid receptor binding, signaling and antinociceptive activity.

    Tanila Ben Haddou

    Full Text Available Morphine and structurally related derivatives are highly effective analgesics, and the mainstay in the medical management of moderate to severe pain. Pharmacological actions of opioid analgesics are primarily mediated through agonism at the µ opioid peptide (MOP receptor, a G protein-coupled receptor. Position 17 in morphine has been one of the most manipulated sites on the scaffold and intensive research has focused on replacements of the 17-methyl group with other substituents. Structural variations at the N-17 of the morphinan skeleton led to a diversity of molecules appraised as valuable and potential therapeutics and important research probes. Discovery of therapeutically useful morphine-like drugs has also targeted the C-6 hydroxyl group, with oxymorphone as one of the clinically relevant opioid analgesics, where a carbonyl instead of a hydroxyl group is present at position 6. Herein, we describe the effect of N-substituent variation in morphine and oxymorphone on in vitro and in vivo biological properties and the emerging structure-activity relationships. We show that the presence of a N-phenethyl group in position 17 is highly favorable in terms of improved affinity and selectivity at the MOP receptor, potent agonism and antinociceptive efficacy. The N-phenethyl derivatives of morphine and oxymorphone were very potent in stimulating G protein coupling and intracellular calcium release through the MOP receptor. In vivo, they were highly effective against acute thermal nociception in mice with marked increased antinociceptive potency compared to the lead molecules. It was also demonstrated that a carbonyl group at position 6 is preferable to a hydroxyl function in these N-phenethyl derivatives, enhancing MOP receptor affinity and agonist potency in vitro and in vivo. These results expand the understanding of the impact of different moieties at the morphinan nitrogen on ligand-receptor interaction, molecular mode of action and signaling

  3. The physiological and ecological roles of volatile halogen production by marine diatoms

    Hughes, Claire; Sun, Shuo


    Sea-to-air halogen flux is known to have a major impact on catalytic ozone cycling and aerosol formation in the troposphere. The biological production of volatile organic (e.g. bromoform, diiodomethane) and reactive inorganic halogens (e.g. molecular iodine) is believed to play an important role in mediating halogen emissions from the marine environment. Marine diatoms in particular are known to produce the organic and inorganic volatile halogens at high rates in pelagic waters and sea-ice systems. The climate-induced changes in diatom communities that have already been observed and are expected to occur throughout the world's oceans as warming progresses are likely to alter sea-to-air halogen flux. However, we currently have insufficient understanding of the physiological and ecological functions of volatile halogen production to develop modelling tools that can predict the nature and magnitude of the impact. The results of a series of laboratory studies aimed at establishing the physiological and ecological role of volatile halogen production in two marine polar diatoms (Thalassiosira antarctica and Porosira glacialis) will be described in this presentation. We will focus on our work investigating how the activity of the haloperoxidases, a group of enzymes known to be involved in halogenation reactions in marine organisms, is altered by environmental conditions. This will involve exploring the antioxidative defence role proposed for marine haloperoxidases by showing specifically how halogenating activity varies with photosynthetic rate and changes in the ambient light conditions in the two model marine diatoms. We will also present results from our experiments designed to investigate how volatile halogen production is impacted by and influences diatom-bacterial interactions. We will discuss how improved mechanistic understanding like this could pave the way for future volatile halogen-ecosystem model development.

  4. New aminoporphyrins bearing urea derivative substituents: synthesis, characterization, antibacterial and antifungal activity

    Gholamreza Karimipour


    Full Text Available This work studied the synthesis of 5,10,15-tris(4-aminophenyl-20-(N,N-dialkyl/diaryl-N-phenylurea porphyrins (P1-P4 with alkyl or aryl groups of Ph, iPr, Et and Me, respectively and also the preparation of their manganese (III and cobalt (II complexes (MnP and CoP. The P1-P4 ligands were characterized by different spectroscopic techniques (1H NMR, FTIR, UV-Vis and elemental analysis, and metalated with Mn and Co acetate salts. The antibacterial and antifungal activities of these compounds in vitro were investigated by agar-disc diffusion method against Escherichia coli (-, Pseudomonas aeruginosa (-, Staphylococcus aureus(+, Bacillus subtilis (+ and Aspergillus oryzae and Candida albicans. Results showed that antibacterial and antifungal activity of the test samples increased with increase of their concentrations and the highest activity was obtained when the concentration of porphyrin compounds was 100 µg/mL. The activity for the porphyrin ligands depended on the nature of the urea derivative substituents and increased in the order P1 > P2 > P3 >P4, which was consistent with the order of their liposolubility. MnP and CoP complexes exhibited much higher antibacterial and antifungal activity than P1-P4ligands. Further, the growth inhibitory effects of these compounds was generally in the order CoP complexes > MnP complexes > P1-P4 ligands. Among these porphyrin compounds, CoP1displayed the highest antibacterial and antifungal activity, especially with a concentration of 100 µg/mL, against all the four tested bacteria and two fungi, and therefore it could be potential to be used as drug.

  5. Structure of HIV-1 nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors derivatives of N-benzyl-benzimidazole with different substituents in position 4

    Ziółkowska, Natasza E.; Michejda, Christopher J.; Bujacz, Grzegorz D.


    The constant development of new drugs against HIV-1 is necessary due to global expansion of AIDS and HIV-1 drug resistance. Nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors of HIV-1 (NNRTIs) are potentially effective and nontoxic drugs in AIDS therapy. The crystal structures of six nonnucleoside inhibitors of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (RT) derivatives of N-benzyl-benzimidazole are reported here. The investigated compounds belong to the group of so called "butterfly like" inhibitors with characteristic two π-electron moieties with an angled orientation. The structural data show the influence of the substituents of the benzimidazole ring on the geometry of the molecule and correlation between the structure of the inhibitor and its biological activity.

  6. Abiotic and biotic reductive dehalogenation of halogenated methanes

    Matheson, L.J.


    Reductive dehalogenation is an important reaction that generally leads to detoxification of many halogenated methanes. Halogenated methanes are widely used in industrial and commercial applications and the inadvertent or deliberate release of these chemicals has caused contamination of the atmosphere, soil and groundwater. The research presented here details the study of several systems for reductive dehalogenation of chlorinated methanes. The first system described in this dissertation involves reductive dechlorination of chlorinated methanes by laboratory cultures of methanogens. A vessel was constructed that allowed maintenance of anaerobic conditions and minimized losses of the volatile chlorocarbons. Methylene chloride was not dechlorinated in the presence of pure cultures of methanogens. Similarly, dechlorination did not occur in enrichments made with samples from several different anaerobic digesters. Abiotic dehalogenation studies showed that cobalamins, cobalt-centered macrocyclic compounds, catalyzed the reductive dechlorination of several halomethanes in anaerobic, closed batch systems. These studies focused on immobilization of cobalamins to several types of supports for use in pollution remediation strategies. Cyanocobalamin bound to Epoxy-Activated Sepharose 6B and talc catalyzed the rapid reduction of carbon tetrachloride and methylene chloride to sequentially reduced products. Corroding iron metal was also studied as a reductant for halogenated methanes. Several chlorinated methanes were reductively dechlorinated in closed, anaerobic, laboratory-scale model systems containing granular iron. Carbon tetrachloride was sequentially dehalogenated, via chloroform, to methylene chloride. The initial rate of each reaction was pseudo-first order in substrate and declined substantially with each dehalogenation step. Trichloroethene was also dechlorinated by iron, although more slowly than carbon tetrachloride.

  7. Theoretical and Experimental Study of the Friction Behavior of Halogen-Free Ionic Liquids in Elastohydrodynamic Regime

    Janardhanan, Karthik; Iglesias, Patricia


    .... Halogen-free ionic liquids have recently been considered as more environmentally stable than their halogenated counterparts, which tend to form highly toxic and corrosive acids when exposed to moisture...

  8. Iron Coordination and Halogen-Bonding Assisted Iodosylbenzene Activation

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

    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....

  9. Molecular dynamics of halogenated graphene - hexagonal boron nitride nanoribbons

    Nemnes, G. A.; Visan, Camelia; Anghel, D. V.; Manolescu, A.


    The hybrid graphene - hexagonal boron nitride (G-hBN) systems offer new routes in the design of nanoscale electronic devices. Using ab initio density functional theory calculations we investigate the dynamics of zig-zag nanoribbons a few interatomic distances wide. Several structures are analyzed, namely pristine graphene, hBN and G-hBN systems. By passivating the nanoribbon edges with hydrogen and different halogen atoms, one may tune the electronic and mechanical properties, like the band gap energies and the natural frequencies of vibration.

  10. NQR investigation of halogenate crystals under pressure

    Baisa, D. F.; Barabash, A. I.; Vertegel, I. G.

    It is shown that the phase transition in the KIO 3 crystal at 120K is caused bv the ordering of an impurity in an asymmetrical two-minimum potential. The shape of this potential changes under hydrostatic pressure and the role of proton tunnel effect increases with increasing pressure. The transformation of intemoiecular hydrogen bond. length in the ∝ -HIO 3 crystal under pressure is studied. The value of the O-H....O bond length variation and the compressibility factor for the ∝-HIO 3 crystal is estimated.

  11. Converting a conventional wired-halogen illuminated indirect ophthalmoscope to a wireless-light emitting diode illuminated indirect ophthalmoscope in less than 1000/- rupees

    Mihir Kothari


    Full Text Available Aim: To report the "do it yourself" method of converting an existing wired-halogen indirect ophthalmoscope (IO to a wireless-light emitting diode (LED IO and report the preferences of the patients and the ophthalmologists. Subjects and Methods: In this prospective observational study, a conventional IO was converted to wireless-LED IO using easily available, affordable electrical components. Conventional and the converted IO were then used to perform photo-stress test and take the feedback of subjects and the ophthalmologists regarding its handling and illumination characteristics. Results: The cost of conversion to wireless-LED was 815/- rupees. Twenty-nine subjects, mean age 34.3 ΁ 10 years with normal eyes were recruited in the study. Between the two illumination systems, there was no statistical difference in the magnitude of the visual acuity loss and the time to recovery of acuity and the bleached vision on photo-stress test, although the visual recovery was clinically faster with LED illumination. The heat sensation was more with halogen illumination than the LED (P = 0.009. The ophthalmologists rated wireless-LED IO higher than wired-halogen IO on the handling, examination comfort, patient′s visual comfort and quality of the image. Twenty-two (81% ophthalmologists wanted to change over to wireless-LED IO. Conclusions: Converting to wireless-LED IO is easy, cost-effective and preferred over a wired-halogen indirect ophthalmoscope.

  12. Halogen free benzoxazine based curable compositions for high T.sub.g applications

    Tietze, Roger; Nguyen, Yen-Loan


    A method for forming a halogen-free curable composition containing a benzoxazine monomer, at least one epoxy resin, a catalyst, a toughening agent and a solvent. The halogen-free curable composition is especially suited for use in automobile and aerospace applications since the composition, upon curing, produces a composite having a high glass transition temperature.

  13. A 19F NMR study of C-I....pi- halogen bonding

    Hauchecorne, Dieter; vand er Veken, Benjamin J.; Herrebout, Wouter A.


    The formation of halogen bonded complexes between toluene-d8 and the perfluoroiodopropanes 1-C3F7I and 2-C3F7I has been investigated using 19F NMR spectroscopy. For both Lewis acids, evidence was found for the formation of a C–I⋯π halogen bonded complex. The complex formed is a 1:1 type. Using...

  14. Investigation of non-halogenated solvent mixtures for high throughput fabrication of polymerfullerene solar cells

    Schmidt-Hansberg, B.; Sanyal, M.; Grossiord, N.; Galagan, Y.O.; Baunach, M.; Klein, M.F.G.; Colsmann, A.; Scharfer, P.; Lemmer, U.; Dosch, H.; Michels, J.J; Barrena, E.; Schabel, W.


    The rapidly increasing power conversion efficiencies of organic solar cells are an important prerequisite towards low cost photovoltaic fabricated in high throughput. In this work we suggest indane as a non-halogenated replacement for the commonly used halogenated solvent o-dichlorobenzene. Indane w

  15. Anaerobic microbial transformation of halogenated aromatics and fate prediction using electron density modeling.

    Cooper, Myriel; Wagner, Anke; Wondrousch, Dominik; Sonntag, Frank; Sonnabend, Andrei; Brehm, Martin; Schüürmann, Gerrit; Adrian, Lorenz


    Halogenated homo- and heterocyclic aromatics including disinfectants, pesticides and pharmaceuticals raise concern as persistent and toxic contaminants with often unknown fate. Remediation strategies and natural attenuation in anaerobic environments often build on microbial reductive dehalogenation. Here we describe the transformation of halogenated anilines, benzonitriles, phenols, methoxylated, or hydroxylated benzoic acids, pyridines, thiophenes, furoic acids, and benzenes by Dehalococcoides mccartyi strain CBDB1 and environmental fate modeling of the dehalogenation pathways. The compounds were chosen based on structural considerations to investigate the influence of functional groups present in a multitude of commercially used halogenated aromatics. Experimentally obtained growth yields were 0.1 to 5 × 10(14) cells mol(-1) of halogen released (corresponding to 0.3-15.3 g protein mol(-1) halogen), and specific enzyme activities ranged from 4.5 to 87.4 nkat mg(-1) protein. Chlorinated electron-poor pyridines were not dechlorinated in contrast to electron-rich thiophenes. Three different partial charge models demonstrated that the regioselective removal of halogens is governed by the least negative partial charge of the halogen. Microbial reaction pathways combined with computational chemistry and pertinent literature findings on Co(I) chemistry suggest that halide expulsion during reductive dehalogenation is initiated through single electron transfer from B12Co(I) to the apical halogen site.

  16. Investigation of non-halogenated solvent mixtures for high throughput fabrication of polymerfullerene solar cells

    Schmidt-Hansberg, B.; Sanyal, M.; Grossiord, N.; Galagan, Y.O.; Baunach, M.; Klein, M.F.G.; Colsmann, A.; Scharfer, P.; Lemmer, U.; Dosch, H.; Michels, J.J; Barrena, E.; Schabel, W.


    The rapidly increasing power conversion efficiencies of organic solar cells are an important prerequisite towards low cost photovoltaic fabricated in high throughput. In this work we suggest indane as a non-halogenated replacement for the commonly used halogenated solvent o-dichlorobenzene. Indane w

  17. The influence of ocean halogen and sulfur emissions in the air quality of a coastal megacity: The case of Los Angeles.

    Muñiz-Unamunzaga, Maria; Borge, Rafael; Sarwar, Golam; Gantt, Brett; de la Paz, David; Cuevas, Carlos A; Saiz-Lopez, Alfonso


    The oceans are the main source of natural halogen and sulfur compounds, which have a significant influence on the oxidizing capacity of the marine atmosphere; however, their impact on the air quality of coastal cities is currently unknown. We explore the effect of marine halogens (Cl, Br and I) and dimethyl sulfide (DMS) on the air quality of a large coastal city through a set of high-resolution (4-km) air quality simulations for the urban area of Los Angeles, US, using the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ model). The results indicate that marine halogen emissions decrease ozone and nitrogen dioxide levels up to 5ppbv and 2.5ppbv, respectively, in the city of Los Angeles. Previous studies suggested that the inclusion of chlorine in air quality models leads to the generation of ozone in urban areas through photolysis of nitryl chloride (ClNO2). However, we find that when considering the chemistry of Cl, Br and I together the net effect is a reduction of surface ozone concentrations. Furthermore, combined ocean emissions of halogens and DMS cause substantial changes in the levels of key urban atmospheric oxidants such as OH, HO2 and NO3, and in the composition and mass of fine particles. Although the levels of ozone, NO3 and HOx are reduced, we find a 10% increase in secondary organic aerosol (SOA) mean concentration, attributed to the increase in aerosol acidity and sulfate aerosol formation when combining DMS and bromine. Therefore, this new pathway for enhanced SOA formation may potentially help with current model under predictions of urban SOA. Although further observations and research are needed to establish these preliminary conclusions, this first city-scale investigation suggests that the inclusion of oceanic halogens and DMS in air quality models may improve regional air quality predictions over coastal cities around the world. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  18. Impacts of halogen additions on mercury oxidation, in a slipstream selective catalyst reduction (SCR), reactor when burning sub-bituminous coal.

    Cao, Yan; Gao, Zhengyang; Zhu, Jiashun; Wang, Quanhai; Huang, Yaji; Chiu, Chengchung; Parker, Bruce; Chu, Paul; Pant, Wei-Ping


    This paper presents a comparison of impacts of halogen species on the elemental mercury (Hg(0)) oxidation in a real coal-derived flue gas atmosphere. It is reported there is a higher percentage of Hg(0) in the flue gas when burning sub-bituminous coal (herein Powder River Basin (PRB) coal) and lignite, even with the use of selective catalytic reduction (SCR). The higher Hg(0)concentration in the flue gas makes it difficult to use the wet-FGD process for the mercury emission control in coal-fired utility boilers. Investigation of enhanced Hg(0) oxidation by addition of hydrogen halogens (HF, HCl, HBr, and HI) was conducted in a slipstream reactor with and without SCR catalysts when burning PRB coal. Two commercial SCR catalysts were evaluated. SCR catalyst no. 1 showed higher efficiencies of both NO reduction and Hg(0) oxidation than those of SCR catalyst no. 2. NH3 addition seemed to inhibit the Hg(0) oxidation, which indicated competitive processes between NH3 reduction and Hg(0) oxidation on the surface of SCR catalysts. The hydrogen halogens, in the order of impact on Hg(0) oxidation, were HBr, HI, and HCl or HF. Addition of HBr at approximately 3 ppm could achieve 80% Hg(0) oxidation. Addition of HI at approximately 5 ppm could achieve 40% Hg(0) oxidation. In comparison to the empty reactor, 40% Hg(0) oxidation could be achieved when HCl addition was up to 300 ppm. The enhanced Hg(0) oxidation by addition of HBr and HI seemed not to be correlated to the catalytic effects by both evaluated SCR catalysts. The effectiveness of conversion of hydrogen halogens to halogen molecules or interhalogens seemed to be attributed to their impacts on Hg(0) oxidation.

  19. Heterocyclic quinol-type fluorophores: synthesis, X-ray crystal structures, and solid-state photophysical properties of novel 5-hydroxy-5-substituent-benzo[b]naphtho[1,2-d]furan-6-one and 3-hydroxy-3-substituent-benzo[kl]xanthen-2-one derivatives.

    Ooyama, Yousuke; Okamoto, Tomohiro; Yamaguchi, Takahiro; Suzuki, Toshihisa; Hayashi, Akiko; Yoshida, Katsuhira


    Novel heterocyclic quinol-type fluorophores (4 a-c) and (5 a-c) that contain substituents (R = Me, Bu, Ph) with nonconjugated linkages to the chromophore skeleton have been synthesized and their photophysical properties have been investigated in solution and in the solid state. Considerable differences in the absorption and fluorescence spectra were observed between the two states. Quinols 4 a-c and 5 a-c exhibited almost the same absorption and fluorescence spectra in solution; however, their solid-state fluorescence excitation and emission spectra in the crystalline state were quite different. We performed X-ray crystallographic analyses to elucidate the dramatic effect of the substituents of the nonconjugated linkage on the solid-state fluorescence excitation and emission spectra. The relationships between the solid-state photophysical properties and the chemical and crystal structures of 4 a-c and 5 a-c are discussed on the basis of the X-ray crystal structures.

  20. Principles and applications of halogen bonding in medicinal chemistry and chemical biology.

    Wilcken, Rainer; Zimmermann, Markus O; Lange, Andreas; Joerger, Andreas C; Boeckler, Frank M


    Halogen bonding has been known in material science for decades, but until recently, halogen bonds in protein-ligand interactions were largely the result of serendipitous discovery rather than rational design. In this Perspective, we provide insights into the phenomenon of halogen bonding, with special focus on its role in drug discovery. We summarize the theoretical background defining its strength and directionality, provide a systematic analysis of its occurrence and interaction geometries in protein-ligand complexes, and give recent examples where halogen bonding has been successfully harnessed for lead identification and optimization. In light of these data, we discuss the potential and limitations of exploiting halogen bonds for molecular recognition and rational drug design.

  1. 粘质沙雷氏菌AS-1中SpnR功能及卤化呋喃对其群体感应的抑制%The function of SpnR and the inhibitory effects by halogenated furanone on quorum sensing in Serratia marcescens AS-1

    陶寅璐; 诸星知宏; 加藤纪弘; 池田宰; 庄惠生


    By secretion and detection of a series of signaling molecules,bacteria are able to Coordinate gene expression as a community,to regulate a variety of important phenotypes,from virulence factor production to biofilm formation to symbiosis related behaviours such as bioluminescence.This widespread signaling mechanism is called quorum sensing.There are several quorum sensing systems described in Serratia.Serratia marcescens AS-1,isolated from soil,had the LuxI/LuxR homologues called SpnI/SpnR.S. marcescens AS-1 produced two kinds of N-acyl-L-homoserine lactones,N-hexanoyl-L-homoserine lactone and N-(3-oxohexanoyl)-L-homoserine lactone as signal molecules,which involved in quorum sensing to control the gene expression in response to increased cell density.By gene replacement method,the spnR mutant was constructed,named S.marcescens AS-1R.SpnR acted as a negative regulator for the production of prodigiosin,swarming motility and biofilm formation,which were regulated by quorum sensing.Halogenated furanone,known as a natural inhibitor of quorum sensing,could effectively inhibit the quorum sensing of S.marcescens AS-1 but without interrupting AHL-SpnR interaction.All results will be helpful to understand the mechanisms of halogenated furanone inhibition on quorum sensing and the potential application of halogenated furanone in effectively preventing infection disease caused by Serratia strains.%通过分泌和感知一系列信号分子,细菌能够根据自身菌体密度的变化调控基因的表达,从而控制一系列重要的表现型,包括毒力因子的产生,生物膜的形成以及菌体发光等.这种广泛存在的信号机制被称为群体感应.在沙雷氏菌种中已经发现了多套群体感应机制.粘质沙雷氏菌AS-1从土壤中分离,其中含有LuxI/LuxR的同类蛋白,被称为SpnI/SpnR.粘质沙雷氏菌AS-1合成AHLs分子N-hexanoy1-L-homoserinelactone(C6-HSL)和N-(3.oxohexanoyl)-L-homoserine lactone(3-oxo-C6-HSL)作为其信号分子,通

  2. 40 CFR Appendix III to Part 268 - List of Halogenated Organic Compounds Regulated Under § 268.32


    ... 40 Protection of Environment 26 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false List of Halogenated Organic Compounds... Part 268—List of Halogenated Organic Compounds Regulated Under § 268.32 In determining the... defined the HOCs that must be included in a calculation as any compounds having a carbon-halogen...

  3. Retention efficiencies of halogenated and non-halogenated hydrocarbons in selected wetland ecosystem in Lake Victoria Basin

    Shadrack Mule


    Full Text Available The determination of retention efficiencies of halogenated and non-halogenated hydrocarbon in selected wetland ecosystems in Lake Victoria basin was carried out. Qualitative and quantitative determination of the presence of residual hydrocarbons in Kigwal/Kimondi, Nyando and Nzoia wetland ecosystems using Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS instrument indicated the presence of residual organochlorines, organophosphorus, carbamates and synthetic pyrethroid hydrocarbons in water, sediment and plant materials. In order to compare the retention efficiencies of the wetlands, the wetland ecosystems were divided into three different sections, namely: inlet, mid and outlet. Calculations of mass balances of residual halogenated and non-halogenated hydrocarbons at the respective sections was done taking into account the partition of the studied compounds in samples of water, sediments and papyrus reed plant materials and analyzed using validated Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS method. From the analysis, several residual hydrocarbons namely: bendiocarb, benzene hexachloride (BHC, carbaryl, cypermethrin, decis, deltamethrin, diazinon, dieldrin, DDT, DDD, DDE, malathion, propoxur, sumithion, 5-phenylrhodanine, 1,3,5-trichlorobenzene, 1-(2-phenoxybenzylhydrazine were detected and quantified. The levels of the selected residual hydrocarbons in water samples were used to calculate the retention efficiencies of a specific hydrocarbon and the values recorded. Generally, River Nyando wetland recorded mean percentage retention efficiencies of 76 and 94% for dry and rainy seasons respectively; Kigwal/Kimondi wetland had seasonal mean percentage retention efficiencies of 63 to 78%. River Nzoia also had calculated seasonal mean percentage retention efficiencies of between 56 to 88%. Dry season had lower mean percentages retention efficiencies as compared to rainy season in the three wetlands of interest during the period of study. The study

  4. Porphodilactones as synthetic chlorophylls: relative orientation of β-substituents on a pyrrolic ring tunes NIR absorption.

    Ke, Xian-Sheng; Chang, Yi; Chen, Jia-Zhen; Tian, Jiangwei; Mack, John; Cheng, Xin; Shen, Zhen; Zhang, Jun-Long


    Porphodilactones represent the porphyrin analogues, in which the peripheral bonds of two pyrrole rings are replaced by lactone moieties. They provide an opportunity to investigate how β-substituent orientation of porphyrinoids modulates the electronic structures and optical properties, in a manner similar to what is observed with naturally occurring chlorophylls. In this work, a comprehensive description of the synthesis, characterization, and optical properties of meso-tetrakispentafluorophenylporphodilactone isomers is first reported. The β-dilactone moieties are found to lie at opposite pyrrole positions (trans- and cis-configurations are defined by the relative orientations of the carbonyl group when one lactone moiety is fixed), in accordance with earlier computational predictions (Gouterman, M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1989, 111, 3702). The relative orientation of the β-dilactone moieties has a significant influence on the electronic structures and photophysical properties. For example, the Qy band of trans-porphodilactone is red-shifted by 19 nm relative to that of the cis-isomer, and there is a 2-fold increase in the absorption intensity, which resembles the similar trends that have been reported for natural chlorophyll f and d. An in depth analysis of magnetic circular dichroism spectral data and TD-DFT calculations at the B3LYP/6-31G(d) level of theory demonstrates that the trans- and cis-orientations of the dilactone moieties have a significant effect on the relative energies of the frontier π-molecular orbitals. Importantly, the biological behaviors of the isomers reveal their different photocytotoxicity in NIR region (>650 nm). The influence of the relative orientation of the β-substituents on the optical properties in this context provides new insights into the electronic structures of porphyrinoids which could prove useful during the development of near-infrared absorbing photosensitizers.

  5. Complete reaction mechanisms of mercury oxidation on halogenated activated carbon.

    Rungnim, Chompoonut; Promarak, Vinich; Hannongbua, Supa; Kungwan, Nawee; Namuangruk, Supawadee


    The reaction mechanisms of mercury (Hg) adsorption and oxidation on halogenated activated carbon (AC) have been completely studied for the first time using density functional theory (DFT) method. Two different halogenated AC models, namely X-AC and X-AC-X (X=Cl, Br, I), were adopted. The results revealed that HgX is found to be stable-state on the AC edge since its further desorption from the AC as HgX, or further oxidation to HgX2, are energetically unfavorable. Remarkably, the halide type does not significantly affect the Hg adsorption energy but it strongly affects the activation energy barrier of HgX formation, which obviously increases in the order HgIBr-AC>Cl-AC. Thus, the study of the complete reaction mechanism is essential because the adsorption energy can not be used as a guideline for the rational material design in the halide impregnated AC systems. The activation energy is an important descriptor for the predictions of sorbent reactivity to the Hg oxidation process.

  6. (13)C and (19)F solid-state NMR and X-ray crystallographic study of halogen-bonded frameworks featuring nitrogen-containing heterocycles.

    Szell, Patrick M J; Gabriel, Shaina A; Gill, Russell D D; Wan, Shirley Y H; Gabidullin, Bulat; Bryce, David L


    Halogen bonding is a noncovalent interaction between the electrophilic region of a halogen (σ-hole) and an electron donor. We report a crystallographic and structural analysis of halogen-bonded compounds by applying a combined X-ray diffraction (XRD) and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (SSNMR) approach. Single-crystal XRD was first used to characterize the halogen-bonded cocrystals formed between two fluorinated halogen-bond donors (1,4-diiodotetrafluorobenzene and 1,3,5-trifluoro-2,4,6-triiodobenzene) and several nitrogen-containing heterocycles (acridine, 1,10-phenanthroline, 2,3,5,6-tetramethylpyrazine, and hexamethylenetetramine). New structures are reported for the following three cocrystals, all in the P21/c space group: acridine-1,3,5-trifluoro-2,4,6-triiodobenzene (1/1), C6F3I3·C13H9N, 1,10-phenanthroline-1,3,5-trifluoro-2,4,6-triiodobenzene (1/1), C6F3I3·C12H8N2, and 2,3,5,6-tetramethylpyrazine-1,3,5-trifluoro-2,4,6-triiodobenzene (1/1), C6F3I3·C8H12N2. (13)C and (19)F solid-state magic-angle spinning (MAS) NMR is shown to be a convenient method to characterize the structural features of the halogen-bond donor and acceptor, with chemical shifts attributable to cocrystal formation observed in the spectra of both nuclides. Cross polarization (CP) from (19)F to (13)C results in improved spectral sensitivity in characterizing the perfluorinated halogen-bond donor when compared to conventional (1)H CP. Gauge-including projector-augmented wave density functional theory (GIPAW DFT) calculations of magnetic shielding constants, along with optimization of the XRD structures, provide a final set of structures in best agreement with the experimental (13)C and (19)F chemical shifts. Data for carbons bonded to iodine remain outliers due to well-known relativistic effects.

  7. Synthesis and Application of a Novel Polyamide Charring Agent for Halogen-Free Flame Retardant Polypropylene

    Jie Liu


    Full Text Available A novel charring agent, poly(p-ethylene terephthalamide (PETA, for halogen-free flame retardant polypropylene was synthesized by using p-phthaloyl chloride (TPC and ethylenediamine through solution polycondensation at low temperature, and the effects of PETA on flame retardance of polypropylene (PP/IFR systems were studied. The experimental results showed that PETA could considerably enhance the fire retardant performance as proved by evidence of the increase of limiting oxygen index (LOI values, the results of UL-94 tests, and cone calorimeter tests (CCT. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR and scanning electron microscope (SEM demonstrated that an appropriate amount of PETA could react with PP/IFR system to form cross-link network; a more compact char layer could be formed which was responsible for the improved thermal and flame retardant properties of PP/IFR systems. However, the superfluous amount of PETA would play the negative role.

  8. LED and Halogen Light Transmission through a CAD/CAM Lithium Disilicate Glass-Ceramic.

    Pereira, Carolina Nemesio de Barros; De Magalhães, Cláudia Silami; Daleprane, Bruno; Peixoto, Rogéli Tibúrcio Ribeiro da Cunha; Ferreira, Raquel da Conceição; Cury, Luiz Alberto; Moreira, Allyson Nogueira


    The effect of thickness, shade and translucency of CAD/CAM lithium disilicate glass-ceramic on light transmission of light-emitting diode (LED) and quartz-tungsten-halogen units (QTH) were evaluated. Ceramic IPS e.max CAD shades A1, A2, A3, A3.5, high (HT) and low (LT) translucency were cut (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 mm). Light sources emission spectra were determined. Light intensity incident and transmitted through each ceramic sample was measured to determine light transmission percentage (TP). Statistical analysis used a linear regression model. There was significant interaction between light source and ceramic translucency (p=0.008) and strong negative correlation (R=-0.845, pceramic thickness and TP. Increasing one unit in thickness led to 3.17 reduction in TP. There was no significant difference in TP (p=0.124) between shades A1 (ß1=0) and A2 (ß1=-0.45) but significant reduction occurred for A3 (ß1=-0.83) and A3.5 (ß1=-2.18). The interaction QTH/HT provided higher TP (ß1=0) than LED/HT (ß1=-2.92), QTH/LT (ß1=-3.75) and LED/LT (ß1=-5.58). Light transmission was more effective using halogen source and high-translucency ceramics, decreased as the ceramic thickness increased and was higher for the lighter shades, A1 and A2. From the regression model (R2=0.85), an equation was obtained to estimate TP value using each variable ß1 found. A maximum TP of 25% for QTH and 20% for LED was found, suggesting that ceramic light attenuation could compromise light cured and dual cure resin cements polymerization.

  9. Macrocyclic hexaoxazoles: Influence of aminoalkyl substituents on RNA and DNA G-quadruplex stabilization and cytotoxicity.

    Satyanarayana, Mavurapu; Kim, Young-Ah; Rzuczek, Suzanne G; Pilch, Daniel S; Liu, Angela A; Liu, Leroy F; Rice, Joseph E; LaVoie, Edmond J


    A series of 24-membered macrocyclic hexaoxazoles containing one or two aminoalkyl substituents was synthesized and evaluated for cytotoxicity and for their ability to selectively stabilize G-quadruplex DNA and RNA. The most cytotoxic analog 4a, with IC(50) values of 25 and 130 nM using KB3-1 and RPMI 8402 cells, is efficacious in vivo in athymic nude mice with a human tumor xenograft from the breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-435.

  10. Efficient algorithms to enumerate isomers and diamutamers with more than one type of substituent

    van Almsick M; Dolhaine; Honig


    In this paper we describe numeric as well as symbolic algorithms for the enumeration of substitutional isomers with an unlimited number of different achiral substituents. We consider three different scenarios: first, the enumeration of diamutamers with a given set of ligand types and ligand multiplicity, second, the enumeration of diamutamer libraries with a given ligand assortment pattern, and, third, the enumerations of libraries with diamutamers exhibiting a limited number of ligands.

  11. Influence of the Amino Substituents in the Interaction of Ethidium Bromide with DNA

    Garbett, Nichola C.; Hammond, Nicholas B.; Graves, David E.


    A key step in the rational design of new DNA binding agents is to obtain a complete thermodynamic characterization of small molecule-DNA interactions. Ethidium bromide has served as a classic DNA intercalator for more than four decades. This work focuses on delineating the influence(s) of the 3- and 8-amino substituents of ethidium on the energetic contributions and concomitant fluorescent properties upon DNA complex formation. Binding affinities decrease by an order of magnitude upon the rem...

  12. Frontier orbital interactions of electron pushing and drawing substituents with ferrocenyl group

    姜月顺; 柴向东; 杨文胜; 张东; 曹云伟; 诸真家; 李铁津; Jean-Marie Lehn


    The frontier orbital interactions of electron pushing and drawing substituents with ferrocenyl group were analyzed based on the electrochemical,UV visible spectral and spectroelectrochemical results of five ferrocene derivatives,R-Fc-A1(PⅠ),A1-Fc-A1(PⅡ),D-Fc-R (PⅢ),D-Kc-A1(PIV) and D-Fc-A2(PV)(R,CH2OH;A1 CHO;A2,CH=C(CN)2 and D,(C18H37)2N-C6H4-CH=CH) It was found that there are strong interactions of the LUMO (πA) of electron drawing substituents with le2g(dxy,dx2 y2)and e2u of the ferroeenyl group because the energy levels of πA and e2g,C2U of (Cp )2 are close,which lower not only the energy levels of bonded orbits,πA+ and dx2-y2+[πA] of PⅠ,PⅡ,PⅣ and PⅤobviously,but also those of their non-bonded orbu dxy For PⅢ,PⅣ and PⅤ,there are strong interactions of HOMO(πD) of the electron pushing substituent with le of the ferrocenyl group because the levels of πD and e of (Cp)2 are close,which result in the formation of anti-bonded orbit,πD- and bonded orbit

  13. Influence of the amino substituents in the interaction of ethidium bromide with DNA.

    Garbett, Nichola C; Hammond, Nicholas B; Graves, David E


    A key step in the rational design of new DNA binding agents is to obtain a complete thermodynamic characterization of small molecule-DNA interactions. Ethidium bromide has served as a classic DNA intercalator for more than four decades. This work focuses on delineating the influence(s) of the 3- and 8-amino substituents of ethidium on the energetic contributions and concomitant fluorescent properties upon DNA complex formation. Binding affinities decrease by an order of magnitude upon the removal of either the 3- or 8-amino substituent, with a further order-of-magnitude decrease in the absence of both amino groups. The thermodynamic binding mechanism changes from enthalpy-driven for the parent ethidium to entropy-driven when both amino groups are removed. Upon DNA binding, fluorescence enhancement is observed in the presence of either or both of the amino groups, likely because of more efficient fluorescence quenching through solvent interactions of free amino groups than when buried within the intercalation site. The des-amino ethidium analog exhibits fluorescence quenching upon binding, consistent with less efficient quenching of the chromophore through interactions with solvent than within the intercalation site. Determination of the quantum efficiencies suggests distinct differences in the environments of the 3- and 8-amino substituents within the DNA binding site.

  14. A metagenomic-based survey of microbial (de)halogenation potential in a German forest soil.

    Weigold, Pascal; El-Hadidi, Mohamed; Ruecker, Alexander; Huson, Daniel H; Scholten, Thomas; Jochmann, Maik; Kappler, Andreas; Behrens, Sebastian


    In soils halogens (fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine) are cycled through the transformation of inorganic halides into organohalogen compounds and vice versa. There is evidence that these reactions are microbially driven but the key enzymes and groups of microorganisms involved are largely unknown. Our aim was to uncover the diversity, abundance and distribution of genes encoding for halogenating and dehalogenating enzymes in a German forest soil by shotgun metagenomic sequencing. Metagenomic libraries of three soil horizons revealed the presence of genera known to be involved in halogenation and dehalogenation processes such as Bradyrhizobium or Pseudomonas. We detected a so far unknown diversity of genes encoding for (de)halogenating enzymes in the soil metagenome including specific and unspecific halogenases as well as metabolic and cometabolic dehalogenases. Genes for non-heme, no-metal chloroperoxidases and haloalkane dehalogenases were the most abundant halogenase and dehalogenase genes, respectively. The high diversity and abundance of (de)halogenating enzymes suggests a strong microbial contribution to natural halogen cycling. This was also confirmed in microcosm experiments in which we quantified the biotic formation of chloroform and bromoform. Knowledge on microorganisms and genes that catalyze (de)halogenation reactions is critical because they are highly relevant to industrial biotechnologies and bioremediation applications.

  15. Biogenic halocarbons from coastal oceanic upwelling regions as tropospheric halogen source

    Krüger, Kirstin; Fuhlbrügge, Steffen; Hepach, Helmke; Fiehn, Alina; Atlas, Elliot; Quack, Birgit


    Halogenated very short lived substances (VSLS) are naturally produced in the ocean and emitted to the atmosphere. Recently, oceanic upwelling regions in the tropical East Atlantic were identified as strong sources of brominated halocarbons to the troposphere. During a cruise of R/V METEOR in December 2012 the oceanic sources and emissions of various halogenated trace gases and their mixing ratios in the marine atmospheric boundary layer (MABL) were investigated above the Peruvian Upwelling for the first time. This study presents novel observations of the three VSLS bromoform, dibromomethane and methyl iodide together with high resolution meteorological measurements and Lagrangian transport modelling. Although relatively low oceanic emissions were observed, except for methyl iodide, surface atmospheric abundances were elevated. Radiosonde launches during the cruise revealed a low, stable MABL and a distinct trade inversion above acting both as strong barriers for convection and trace gas transport in this region. Significant correlations between observed atmospheric VSLS abundances, sea surface temperature, relative humidity and MABL height were found. We used a simple source-loss estimate to identify the contribution of oceanic emissions to observed atmospheric concentrations which revealed that the observed marine VSLS abundances were dominated by horizontal advection below the trade inversion. The observed VSLS variations can be explained by the low emissions and their accumulation under different MABL and trade inversion conditions. Finally, observations from a second Peruvian Upwelling cruise with R/V SONNE during El Nino in October 2015 will be compared to highlight the role of different El Nino Southern Oscillation conditions. This study confirms the importance of coastal oceanic upwelling and trade wind systems on creating effective transport barriers in the lowermost atmosphere controlling the distribution of VSLS abundances above coastal ocean upwelling

  16. Emission location dependent ozone depletion potentials for very short-lived halogenated species

    I. Pisso


    Full Text Available We present trajectory-based estimates of Ozone Depletion Potentials (ODPs for very short-lived halogenated source gases as a function of surface emission location. The ODPs are determined by the fraction of source gas and its degradation products which reach the stratosphere, depending primarily on tropospheric transport and chemistry, and the effect of the resulting reactive halogen in the stratosphere, which is determined by stratospheric transport and chemistry, in particular by stratospheric residence time. Reflecting the different timescales and physico-chemical processes in the troposphere and stratosphere, the estimates are based on calculation of separate ensembles of trajectories for the troposphere and stratosphere. A methodology is described by which information from the two ensembles can be combined to give the ODPs.

    The ODP estimates for a species with a fixed 20 d lifetime, representing a compound like n-propyl bromide, are presented as an example. The estimated ODPs show strong geographical and seasonal variation, particularly within the tropics. The values of the ODPs are sensitive to the inclusion of a convective parametrization in the trajectory calculations, but the relative spatial and seasonal variation is not. The results imply that ODPs are largest for emissions from south and south-east Asia during Northern Hemisphere summer and from the western Pacific during Northern Hemisphere winter. Large ODPs are also estimated for emissions throughout the tropics with non-negligible values also extending into northern mid-latitudes, particularly in the summer. These first estimates, whilst made under some simplifying assumptions, show larger ODPs for certain emission regions, particularly south Asia in NH summer, than have typically been reported by previous studies which used emissions distributed evenly over land surfaces.


    陆忠娥; 孙大庆; 李凯


    In this paper, we synthesized nineteen substituent 1-(o-chloro-benzoyl)-3-(phenyl) thiourea derivatives and studied their structure activity relationship, We found that the compounds with electron-withdrawing group (F) would have higher insecticidal activity.

  18. Synthesis and Evaluation of Changes Induced by Solvent and Substituent in Electronic Absorption Spectra of New Azo Disperse Dyes Containig Barbiturate Ring

    Hooshang Hamidian


    Full Text Available Six azo disperse dyes were prepared by diazotizing 4-amino hippuric acid and coupled with barbituric acid and 2-thiobarbituric acid. Then, the products were reacted with aromatic aldehyde, sodium acetate, and acetic anhydride, and oxazolone derivatives were formed. Characterization of the dyes was carried out by using UV-Vis, FT-IR, 1H NMR and 13C NMR, and mass spectroscopic techniques. The solvatochromic behavior of azo disperse dyes was evaluated in various solvents. The effects of substituents of aromatic aldehyde, barbiturate, and thiobarbiturate ring on the color of dyes were investigated.

  19. Reply to "Comment on 'Cosmic-ray-driven reaction and greenhouse effect of halogenated molecules: Culprits for atmospheric ozone depletion and global climate change' by Dana Nuccitelli et al."

    Lu, Q.-B.


    In the Comment by Nuccitelli et al., they make many false and invalid criticisms of the CFC-warming theory in my recent paper, and claim that their anthropogenic forcings including CO2 would provide a better explanation of the observed global mean surface temperature (GMST) data over the past 50 years. First, their arguments for no significant discrepancy between modeled and observed GMST changes and for no pause in recent global warming contradict the widely accepted fact and conclusion that were reported in the recent literature extensively. Second, their criticism that the key data used in my recent paper would be "outdated" and "flawed" is untrue as these data are still used in the recent or current literature including the newest (2013) IPCC Report and there is no considerable difference between the UK Met Office HadRCUT3 and HadRCUT4 GMST datasets. The use of even more recently computer-reconstructed total solar irradiance data (whatever have large uncertainties) for the period prior to 1976 would not change any of the conclusions in my paper, where quantitative analyses were emphasized on the influences of humans and the Sun on global surface temperature after 1970 when direct measurements became available. For the latter, the solar effect has been well shown to play only a negligible role in global surface temperature change since 1970, which is identical to the conclusion made in the 2013 IPCC Report. Third, their argument that the solar effect would not play a major role in the GMST rise of 0.2°C during 1850-1970 even contradicts the data and conclusion presented in a recent paper published in their Skeptical Science by Nuccitelli himself. Fourth, their comments also indicate their lack of understandings of the basic radiation physics of the Earth system as well as of the efficacies of different greenhouse gases in affecting global surface temperature. Their listed "methodological errors" are either trivial or non-existing. Fifth, their assertion that

  20. Concerted interaction between pnicogen and halogen bonds in XCl-FH2P-NH3 (X=F, OH, CN, NC, and FCC).

    Li, Qing-Zhong; Li, Ran; Liu, Xiao-Feng; Li, Wen-Zuo; Cheng, Jian-Bo


    We analyze the interplay between pnicogen-bonding and halogen-bonding interactions in the XCl-FH(2)P-NH(3) (X=F, OH, CN, NC, and FCC) complex at the MP2/aug-cc-pVTZ level. Synergetic effects are observed when pnicogen and halogen bonds coexist in the same complex. These effects are studied in terms of geometric and energetic features of the complexes. Natural bond orbital theory and Bader's theory of "atoms in molecules" are used to characterize the interactions and analyze their enhancement with varying electron density at critical points and orbital interactions. The physical nature of the interactions and the mechanism of the synergetic effects are studied using symmetry-adapted perturbation theory. By taking advantage of all the aforementioned computational methods, the present study examines how both interactions mutually influence each other.