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  • 1. Afewerki, Samson
    et al.
    Ibrahem, Ismail
    Rydfjord, Jonas
    Breistein, Palle
    Córdova, Armando
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Direct Regiospecific and Highly Enantioselective Intermolecular α-Allylic Alkylation of Aldehydes by a Combination of Transition-Metal and Chiral Amine Catalysts2012In: Chemistry - A European Journal, ISSN 0947-6539, E-ISSN 1521-3765, Vol. 18, no 10, p. 2972-2977Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The first direct intermolecular regiospecific and highly enantioselective a-allylic alkylation of linear aldehydes by a combination of achiral bench-stable Pd0 complexes and simple chiral amines as co-catalysts is disclosed. The co-catalytic asymmetric chemoselective and regiospecific a-allylic alkylation reaction is linked in tandem with in situ reduction to give the corresponding 2-alkyl alcohols with high enantiomeric ratios (up to 98:2 e.r.; e.r.=enantiomeric ratio). It is also an expeditious entry to valuable 2-alkyl substituted hemiacetals, 2-alkyl-butane-1,4-diols, and amines. The concise co-catalytic asymmetric total syntheses of biologically active natural products (e.g., Arundic acid) are disclosed.

  • 2.
    Agrawal, Santosh
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Lenormand, Maud
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Martín-Matute, Belén
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Selective Alkylation of (Hetero)Aromatic Amines with Alcohols Catalyzed by a Ruthenium Pincer Complex2012In: Organic Letters, ISSN 1523-7060, E-ISSN 1523-7052, Vol. 14, no 6, p. 1456-1459Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A readily available pincer ruthenium(II) complex catalyzes the selective monoalkylation of (hetero)aromatic amines with a wide range of primary alcohols (including pyridine-, furan-, and thiophene-substituted alcohols) with high efficiency when used in low catalyst loadings (1 mol %). Tertiary amine formation via polyalkylation does not occur, making this ruthenium system an excellent catalyst for the synthesis of sec-amines.

  • 3.
    Ahlsten, Nanna
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bartoszewicz, Agnieszka
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Martín-Matute, Belén
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Allylic alcohols as synthetic enolate equivalents: Isomerisation and tandem reactions catalysed by transition metal complexes2012In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 41, no 6, p. 1660-1670Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Allylic alcohols can be isomerised into carbonyl compounds by transition metal complexes. In the last few years, catalyst design and development have resulted in highly efficient isomerisations under mild reaction conditions, including enantioselective versions. In addition, the isomerisation of allylic alcohols has been combined with C-C bond forming reactions when electrophiles such as aldehydes or imines were present in the reaction mixture. Also, C-F bonds can be formed when electrophilic fluorinating reagents are used. Thus, allylic alcohols can be treated as latent enol(ate)s. In this article, we highlight the latest developments concerning the isomerisation of allylic alcohols into carbonyl compounds, focusing in particular on tandem isomerisation/C-C or C-heteroatom bond formation processes. Significant attention is given to the mechanistic aspects of the reactions.

  • 4.
    Alam, Rauful
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Pilarski, Lukasz T.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Pershagen, Elias
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Szabo, Kalman J.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Stereoselective intermolecular allylic C-H trifluoroacetoxylation of functionalized alkenes2012In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0002-7863, E-ISSN 1520-5126, Vol. 134, no 21, p. 8778-8781Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Pd-catalyzed allylic C-H trifluoroacetoxylation of substituted alkenes was performed using PhI(OCOCF3)(2) as the oxidant and acyloxy source. Trifluoroacetoxylation of monosubstituted cyclopentenes and cyclohexenes proceeds with excellent regio- and diastereoselectivity. Studies with one of the possible (eta(3)-allyl)Pd(II) intermediates suggest that the reaction proceeds via stereoselective formation of Pd(IV) intermediates and subsequent stereo- and regioselective reductive elimination of the product.

  • 5.
    Babu, Beneesh P.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Endo, Yoshinori
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bäckvall, Jan-E.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Biomimetic Aerobic Oxidation of Amino Alcohols to Lactams2012In: Chemistry - A European Journal, ISSN 0947-6539, E-ISSN 1521-3765, Vol. 18, no 37, p. 11524-11527Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 6. Barbion, Julien
    et al.
    Sorin, Geoffroy
    Selkti, Mohamed
    Kellenberger, Esther
    Baati, Rachid
    Santoro, Stefano
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Himo, Fahmi
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Pancrazi, Ange
    Lannou, Marie-Isabelle
    Ardisson, Janick
    Stereoselective functionalization of pyrrolidinone moiety towards the synthesis of salinosporamide A2012In: Tetrahedron, ISSN 0040-4020, E-ISSN 1464-5416, Vol. 68, no 32, p. 6504-6512Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An important feature of the synthesis of salinosporamide A. a potent proteasome inhibitor, is the establishment of the quaternary stereocenter at C3. A new route has been developed based on the methylation of a functionalized pyrrolidinone. Direct methylation reaction led to the unwanted diastereomer: however, by means of a Corey-Chaykovsky reaction followed by LiAlH4 epoxide opening, the desired alcohol was obtained. The pyrrolidinone was elaborated through a key allylation reaction between a tertiary allyltitanium reagent and an aldehyde bearing a spiroketal moiety in alpha-position.

  • 7.
    Bartoszewicz, Agnieszka
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Jezowska, Martina M.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Laymand, Kevin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Mobus, Juri
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Martín-Matute, Belén
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Synthesis of β-Hydroxy and β-Amino Ketones from Allylic Alcohols Catalyzed by Ru(η5-C5Ph5)(CO)2Cl2012In: European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, ISSN 1434-1948, E-ISSN 1099-1948, no 9, p. 1517-1530Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An efficient method for the synthesis of beta-hydroxy and beta-amino ketones from allylic alcohols catalyzed by Ru(5-C5Ph5)(CO)2Cl is described. The influence of the stereoelectronic properties of the catalyst on the reaction outcome has been studied. Optimization of the reaction conditions supressed the formation of undesired side products such as saturated ketones, benzyl alcohols, and a,beta-unsaturated ketones. Several aromatic and aliphatic allylic alcohols have been reacted with a large variety of aldehydes or imines to produce beta-hydroxy ketones or beta-amino ketones, respectively, in yields up to 99%. Based on experimental data, a mechanism via ruthenium alkoxides and ruthenium aldoxides is proposed. In addition, a C-bound ruthenium enolate has been characterized.

  • 8.
    Bouma, Marinus J.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Olofsson, Berit
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    General One-Pot Synthesis of Alkynyliodonium Salts and Alkynyl Benziodoxolones from Aryl Iodides2012In: Chemistry - A European Journal, ISSN 0947-6539, E-ISSN 1521-3765, Vol. 18, no 45, p. 14242-14245Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 9. Breistein, Palle
    et al.
    Johansson, Jonas
    Ibrahem, Ismail
    Lin, Shuangzheng
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Deiana, Luca
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Sun, Junliang
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK), Inorganic and Structural Chemistry.
    Cordova, Armando
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK), Inorganic and Structural Chemistry.
    One-Step Catalytic Enantioselective a-Quaternary 5-Hydroxyproline Synthesis: An Asymmetric Entry to Highly Functionalized a-Quaternary Proline Derivatives2012In: Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, ISSN 1615-4150, E-ISSN 1615-4169, Vol. 354, no 6, p. 1156-1162Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The highly enantioselective cascade reaction between N-protected a-cyanoglycine esters and a,beta-unsaturated aldehydes is disclosed. The reaction represents a one-step entry to polysubstituted 5-hydroxyproline derivatives having a quaternary a-stereocenter generally in high yields with up to >95:5 dr and 99:1 er. It is also a direct catalytic two-step entry to functionalized a-quaternary proline derivatives.

  • 10.
    Buitrago, Elina
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Lundberg, Helena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Andersson, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Ryberg, Per
    Adolfsson, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    High Throughput Screening of a Catalyst Library for the Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Heteroaromatic Ketones: Formal Syntheses of (R)-Fluoxetine and (S)-Duloxetine2012In: ChemCatChem, ISSN 1867-3880, E-ISSN 1867-3899, Vol. 4, no 12, p. 2082-2089Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A total of 21 amino acid based ligands including hydroxy amide, thioamide, and hydroxamic acid functionalities, respectively, were combined with [Ru(p-cymene)Cl2]2 and [RhCp*Cl2]2, and used as catalysts for the asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of four different heteroaromatic ketones in 2-propanol. The reactions were performed on a Chemspeed automated high-throughput screening robotic platform. Optimal catalysts were identified for the individual heterocyclic substrate classes. Based on these results, the formal syntheses of the antidepressant drugs (R)-fluoxetine and (S)-duloxetine were conducted by using the found catalysts in the key reaction step, which results in high isolated yields (94?%) and excellent product enantioselectivities (>99?% ee) of the formed 1,3-amino alcohols.

  • 11.
    Buitrago, Elina
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Tinnis, Fredrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Adolfsson, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Efficient and Selective Hydrosilylation of Carbonyls Catalyzed by Iron Acetate and N-Hydroxyethylimidazolium Salts2012In: Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, ISSN 1615-4150, E-ISSN 1615-4169, Vol. 354, no 1, p. 217-222Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aromatic aldehydes, along with aryl alkyl, heteroaryl alkyl, and dialkyl ketones were efficiently reduced to their corresponding primary and secondary alcohols, respectively, in high yields, using the commercially available and inexpensive polymeric silane, polymethylhydrosiloxane (PMHS), as reducing agent. The reaction is catalyzed by in situ generated iron complexes containing hydroxyethyl-functionalized NHC ligands. Turnover frequencies up to 600 h−1 were obtained

  • 12. Chow, Winnie W. Y.
    et al.
    Herwik, Stanislav
    Ruther, Patrick
    Gothelid, Emmanuelle
    Oscarsson, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bio-polymer coatings on neural probe surfaces: Influence of the initial sample composition2012In: Applied Surface Science, ISSN 0169-4332, E-ISSN 1873-5584, Vol. 258, no 20, p. 7864-7871Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents the results of the study of hyaluronic acid (HyA) coating on two structural materials, silicon oxide (dielectric) surface and platinum (Pt) surface used for fabrication of probes developed for neurological investigations in the framework of the EU-project NeuroProbes. The silicon-based neural probes consist of multiple Pt electrodes on the probe shafts for neural recording applications. HyA coatings were proposed to apply on the probe surfaces to enhance the biocompatibility [1]. This study aims at understanding the influence of the initial composition of the probe surface on the structure and morphology of HyA coating. HyA was chemically functionalized by SS-pyridin using (N-Succinimidyl 3-[2-pyridyldithio]-propionate) (SPDP) and was immobilized on the surfaces via a covalent bond. The dielectric and Pt surfaces were derivatized by use of (3-mercaptopropyl) methyldimethoxysilane (MPMDMS). The silanol groups in MPMDMS bind to the dielectric surface, leaving the thiol groups at the uppermost surface and the thiol groups then bind covalently to the functionalized HyA. On the Pt surface, it is the thiol group which binds on the Pt surface. The coated surfaces were characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). A well-defined HyA layer was observed on both dielectric and Pt surfaces. The coating of two molecular weights (340 kDa and 1.3 MDa) of HyA was examined. The influence of the silanized layer on the HyA coating was also investigated.

  • 13. Coll, Mercedes
    et al.
    Ahlford, Katrin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Pamies, Oscar
    Adolfsson, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Dieguez, Montserrat
    Modular Furanoside Pseudodipeptides and Thioamides, Readily Available Ligand Libraries for Metal-Catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation Reactions: Scope and Limitations2012In: Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, ISSN 1615-4150, E-ISSN 1615-4169, Vol. 354, no 2-3, p. 415-427Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Two new highly modular carbohydrate-based, pseudodipeptide and thioamide ligand libraries have been synthesized for the rhodium- and ruthenium-catalyzed asymmetric transfer hydrogenation (ATH) of prochiral ketones. These series of ligands can be prepared efficiently from easily accessible D-xylose and D-glucose. The ligand libraries contain two main ligand structures (pseudodipeptide and thioamide) that have been designed by making systematic modifications to one of the most successful ligand families developed for the ATH. As well as studying the effect of these two ligand structures on the catalytic performance, we also evaluated the effect of modifying several of the ligand parameters. We found that the effectiveness of the ligands at transferring the chiral information in the product can be tuned by correctly choosing the ligand components (ligand structure and ligand parameters). Excellent enantioselectivities (ees up to 99%) were therefore obtained in both enantiomers of the alcohol products using a wide range of substrates.

  • 14.
    Cordova, Armando
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Lin, Shuangzheng
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Tseggai, Abrehet
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Concise catalytic asymmetric total synthesis of biologically active tropane alkaloids2012In: Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, ISSN 1615-4150, E-ISSN 1615-4169, Vol. 354, no 7, p. 1363-1372Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A general strategy for the total asymmetric synthesis of valuable tropane alkaloids by catalytic stereoselective transformations is disclosed. The power of this approach is exemplified by the concise catalytic enantioselective total syntheses of (+)-methylecgonine, (-)-cocaine and (+)-cocaine as well as the first catalytic asymmetric total syntheses of a cocaine C-1 derivative and (+)-ferruginine starting from 5-oxo-protected-a,beta-unsaturated enals using only two and three column chromatographic purification steps, respectively.

  • 15.
    Deiana, Luca
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Afewerki, Samson
    Palo-Nieto, Carlos
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Verho, Oscar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Johnston, Eric V.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Cordova, Armando
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry. Mid Sweden University.
    Highly Enantioselective Cascade Transformations by Merging Heterogeneous Transition Metal Catalysis with Asymmetric Aminocatalysis2012In: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 2, p. 851-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The concept of combining heterogeneous transition metal and amine catalysis for enantioselective cascade reactions has not yet been realized. This is of great advantage since it would allow for the recycling of expensive and non-environmentally friendly transition metals. We disclose that the use of a heterogeneous Pd-catalyst in combination with a simple chiral amine co-catalyst allows for highly enantioselective cascade transformations. The preparative power of this process has been demonstrated in the context of asymmetric cascade Michael/carbocyclization transformations that delivers cyclopentenes bearing an all carbon quaternary stereocenters in high yields with up to 30: 1 dr and 99% ee. Moreover, a variety of highly enantioselective cascade hetero-Michael/carbocyclizations were developed for the one-pot synthesis of valuable dihydrofurans and pyrrolidines (up to 98% ee) by using bench-stable heterogeneous Pd and chiral amines as co-catalysts.

  • 16.
    Deiana, Luca
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Zhao, Gui-Ling
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Leijonmarck, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Lehmann, Christian
    Sun, Junliang
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical, Inorganic and Structural Chemistry, Structural Chemistry.
    Lehmann, Christian W.
    Córdova, Armando
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry. Mid Sweden University.
    Direct Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Pyrazolidine Derivatives2012In: ChemistryOpen, ISSN 2191-1363, Vol. 1, no 3, p. 134-139Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A highly enantioselective, metal-free cascade reaction between di-1,2-N-protected hydrazine and α,β-unsaturated aldehydes is disclosed. The catalytic, asymmetric cascade transformation is a direct entry to 3-hydroxypyrazolidine and 3-allylpyrazolidine derivatives in one step and two steps, respectively, with >19:1 d.r. and 98–99 % ee using simple chiral pyrrolidines as catalysts.

  • 17.
    Deng, Youqian
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bartholomeyzik, Teresa
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Persson, Andreas K. A.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Sun, Junliang
    Bäckvall, Jan-E.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Arylating Carbocyclization of Allenynes2012In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition, ISSN 1433-7851, E-ISSN 1521-3773, Vol. 51, no 11, p. 2703-2707Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 18. Duan, Lele
    et al.
    Bozoglian, Fernando
    Mandal, Sukanta
    Stewart, Beverly
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Privalov, Timofei
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Llobet, Antoni
    Sun, Licheng
    A molecular ruthenium catalyst with water-oxidation activity comparable to that of photosystem II2012In: Nature Chemistry, ISSN 1755-4330, E-ISSN 1755-4349, Vol. 4, no 5, p. 418-423Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Across chemical disciplines, an interest in developing artificial water splitting to O-2 and H-2, driven by sunlight, has been motivated by the need for practical and environmentally friendly power generation without the consumption of fossil fuels. The central issue in light-driven water splitting is the efficiency of the water oxidation, which in the best-known catalysts falls short of the desired level by approximately two orders of magnitude. Here, we show that it is possible to close that 'two orders of magnitude' gap with a rationally designed molecular catalyst [Ru(bda)(isoq)(2)] (H(2)bda = 2,2'-bipyridine-6,6'-dicarboxylic acid; isoq = isoquinoline). This speeds up the water oxidation to an unprecedentedly high reaction rate with a turnover frequency of >300 s(-1). This value is, for the first time, moderately comparable with the reaction rate of 100-400 s(-1) of the oxygen-evolving complex of photosystem II in vivo.

  • 19.
    Endo, Yoshinori
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bäckvall, Jan-E.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Biomimetic Oxidative Coupling of Benzylamines and 2-Aminophenols: Synthesis of Benzoxazoles2012In: Chemistry - A European Journal, ISSN 0947-6539, E-ISSN 1521-3765, Vol. 18, no 43, p. 13609-13613Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 20.
    Engström, Karin
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Vallin, Michaela
    Hult, Karl
    Bäckvall, Jan-E.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Kinetic resolution of diarylmethanols using a mutated variant of lipase CALB2012In: Tetrahedron, ISSN 0040-4020, E-ISSN 1464-5416, Vol. 68, no 37, p. 7613-7618Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An enzymatic kinetic resolution of diarylmethanols via acylation has been developed. This was achieved by the use of a mutated variant of CALB that accepts larger substrates compared to the wild type. By the use of diarylmethanols with two differently sized aryl groups, enantioselective transformations were achieved. A larger size-difference led to a higher enantioselectivity. In addition, substrates with electronically different aryl groups, such as phenyl and pyridyl, also gave an enantioselective reaction. The highest E value was observed with a substrate where steric and electronic effects were combined.

  • 21.
    Eriksson, Kristofer
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Johansson, Lars Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Göthelid, Emmanuelle
    Department of Physics and Astroniomy Uppsala University.
    Nyholm, Leif
    Department of Chemistry, Uppsala Univeristy.
    Oscarsson, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Manufacturing of Anisotropic Particles by Site Specific Oxidation of Thiols2012In: Journal of Materials Chemistry, ISSN 0959-9428, E-ISSN 1364-5501, Vol. 22, no 16, p. 7681-7683Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A novel method for the manufacturing of functional anisotropic particles based on an inexpensive and straightforward electrochemical approach is presented. The method enables large-scale manufacturing of anisotropic particles as well as fabrication of multifunctional beads which may be used in the design of barcodes for multiplex diagnostics.

  • 22.
    Eriksson, Kristofer
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Palmgren, Pal
    Nyholm, Leif
    Oscarsson, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Electrochemical Synthesis of Gold and Protein Gradients on Particle Surfaces2012In: Langmuir, ISSN 0743-7463, E-ISSN 1520-5827, Vol. 28, no 28, p. 10318-10323Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A straightforward, versatile approach to the production of protein gradients on planar and spherical particle surfaces is described. The method is based on the spatially controlled oxidation of thiolated surfaces by Au(III) ions generated via the electrochemical oxidation of a gold electrode in a phosphate-buffered saline solution (10 mM PBS, pH 7.2, 150 mM NaCl). Because the gold electrode is in direct contact with the thiolated surfaces, the released Au(III) ions, which are present as Au(III) chloride complexes, give rise to the formation of a surface gradient of Au(I)-thiolate complexes depending on the local redox potential given by the local Au(III) concentration. As is shown on the basis of the use of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and fluorescently labeled proteins, the Au(I)-thiolate complexes can subsequently be functionalized with thiolated proteins, yielding surface density protein gradients on micrometer-sized nonconducting polymer beads as well as linear Au(I)-thiolate gradients on planar silicon surfaces.

  • 23.
    Eriksson, Lars
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Widmalm, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Methyl 3-O-alpha-L-fucopyranosyl alpha-D-galactopyranoside: a synchrotron study2012In: Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, ISSN 1600-5368, E-ISSN 1600-5368, Vol. 68, p. o528-U1770Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The title compound, C13H24O10 is the methyl glycoside of a structural element alpha-L-Fucp-(1 -> 3)-alpha-D-Galp making up two thirds of the repeating unit in the capsular polysaccharide of Klebsiella K63. The conformation of the title compound is described by the glycosidic torsion angles phi(H) = 55 (1)degrees and psi H = -24 (1)degrees. The hydroxymethyl group in the galactose residue is present in the gauche-trans conformation. In the crystal, O-H center dot center dot center dot O hydrogen bonds connect the disaccharide units into chains along the a-axis direction and further hydrogen bonds cross-link the chains.

  • 24.
    Eriksson, Lars
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Widmalm, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Methyl 3-O-α-l-fucopyranosyl β-d-glucopyranoside tetrahydrate2012In: Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, ISSN 1600-5368, E-ISSN 1600-5368, Vol. 68, p. o3180-o3181Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The title compound, C13H24O10·4H2O, is the methyl glycoside of a disaccharide structural element present in the backbone of the capsular polysaccharide from Klebsiella K1, which contains only three sugars and a substituent in the polysaccharide repeating unit. The conformation of the title disaccharide is described by the glycosidic torsion angles ϕH = 51.1 (1)° and ψH = 25.8 (1)°. In the crystal, a number of O—HO hydrogen bonds link the methyl glycoside and water mol­ecules, forming a three-dimensional network. One water mol­ecule is disordered over two positions with occupancies of 0.748 (4) and 0.252 (4).

  • 25. Eriksson, Lars
    et al.
    Widmalm, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Methyl α-l-rhamnosyl-(1→2)[α-l-rhamnosyl-(1→3)]-α-l-rhamnoside penta­hydrate: synchrotron study2012In: Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, ISSN 1600-5368, E-ISSN 1600-5368, Vol. 68, no 7, p. o2221-o2222Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The title hydrate, C19H34O13·5H2O, contains a vicinally disubstituted tris­accharide in which the two terminal rhamnosyl sugar groups are positioned adjacent to each other. The conformation of the tris­accharide is described by the glycosidic torsion angles ϕ2 = 48 (1)°, ψ2 = −29 (1)°, ϕ3 = 44 (1)° and ψ3 = 4 (1)°, whereas the ψ2 torsion angle represents a conformation from the major state in solution, the ψ3 torsion angle conformation may have been caught near a potential energy saddle-point when compared to its solution structure, in which at least two but probably three conformational states are populated. Extensive inter­molecular O—HO hydrogen bonding is present in the crystal and a water-containing channel is formed along the b-axis direction.

  • 26. Ertem, Mehmed Z.
    et al.
    Cramer, Christopher J.
    Himo, Fahmi
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Siegbahn, Per E. M.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    N-O bond cleavage mechanism(s) in nitrous oxide reductase2012In: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, ISSN 0949-8257, E-ISSN 1432-1327, Vol. 17, no 5, p. 687-698Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Quantum chemical calculations of active-site models of nitrous oxide reductase (N2OR) have been undertaken to elucidate the mechanism of N-O bond cleavage mediated by the supported tetranuclear Cu4S core (Cu-Z) found in the enzymatic active site. Using either a minimal model previously employed by Gorelsky et al. (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128:278-290, 2006) or a more extended model including key residue side chains in the active-site second shell, we found two distinct mechanisms. In the first model, N2O binds to the fully reduced Cu-Z in a bent mu-(1,3)-O,N bridging fashion between the Cu-I and Cu-IV centers and subsequently extrudes N-2 while generating the corresponding bridged mu-oxo species. In the second model, substrate N2O binds loosely to one of the coppers of Cu-Z in a terminal fashion, i.e., using only the oxygen atom; loss of N-2 generates the same mu-oxo copper core. The free energies of activation predicted for these two alternative pathways are sufficiently close to one another that theory does not provide decisive support for one over the other, posing an interesting problem with respect to experiments that might be designed to distinguish between the two. Effects of nearby residues and active-site water molecules are also explored.

  • 27.
    Fontana, Carolina
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Lundborg, Magnus
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Weintraub, Andrej
    Widmalm, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Structural studies and biosynthetic aspects of the o antigen polysaccharide from Escherichia coli o1742012In: Carbohydrate Research, ISSN 0008-6215, E-ISSN 1873-426X, Vol. 354, p. 102-105Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The structure of the repeating unit of the O-antigenic polysaccharide (PS) from Escherichia coli O174 has been determined. Component analysis together with H-1 and C-13 NMR spectroscopy experiments were employed to elucidate the structure. Inter-residue correlations were determined by H-1, C-13-heteronuclear multiple-bond correlation and H-1, H-1-NOESY experiments. The PS is composed of tetrasaccharide repeating units with the following structure: -> 4)-beta-D-GlcpA-(1 -> 3)-beta-D-Galp-(1 -> 3)-beta-D-GalpNAc-(1 -> vertical bar beta-D-GlcpNAc-(1 -> 2) Cross-peaks of low intensity were present in the NMR spectra consistent with a beta-D-GlcpNAc-(1 -> 2)-beta-D-GlcpA(1 -> structural element at the terminal part of the polysaccharide, which on average is composed of similar to 15 repeating units. Consequently the biological repeating unit has a 3-substituted N-acetyl-D-galactosamine residue at its reducing end.

  • 28. Girgis, Adel S.
    et al.
    Stawinski, Jacek
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Ismail, Nasser S. M.
    Farag, Hanaa
    Synthesis and QSAR study of novel cytotoxic spiro[3H-indole-3,2 '(1 ' H)-pyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole]-2,3 ',5 '(1H,2 ' aH,4 ' H)-triones2012In: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, ISSN 0223-5234, E-ISSN 1768-3254, Vol. 47, p. 312-322Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    1,3-Dipolar cycloaddition reaction of 1-aryl-1H-pyrrole-2,5-diones 1a-e with non-stabilized azomethine ylides, generated in situ via decarboxylative condensation of isatins 2a-c and sarcosine (3) in refluxing ethanol, afforded 4'-aryl-5'a,6'-dihydro-1'-methyl-spiro[3H-indole-3,2'(1 ' H)-pyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole]-2,3',5'(1H,2'aH,4'H)-triones 4a-o in good yields. Compound 4I exhibited high anti-tumor activity against HEPG2 (liver cancer) cell line (IC50 = 12.16 mu M) compared to that of Doxorubicin (IC50= 7.36 mu M), and the other synthesized compounds revealed moderate anti-tumor properties against HCT116 (colon), MCF7 (breast) and HEPG2 (liver) human tumor cell lines. 3D-Pharmacophore modeling and quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) analysis were combined to explore the structural requirements controlling the observed anti-tumor properties. It was found that the major structural factors affecting potency of these compounds were related to their basic skeleton.

  • 29. Huang, Yong
    et al.
    Gao, Weiming
    Åkermark, Torbjörn
    Li, Mingrun
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK), Inorganic and Structural Chemistry.
    Åkermark, Björn
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    An Air-Stable Fe3S4 Complex with Properties Similar to Those of the HOXair State of the Diiron Hydrogenases2012In: European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, ISSN 1434-1948, E-ISSN 1099-1948, no 27, p. 4259-4263Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A Fe3S4 complex bridged by azapropanedithiolate (adt), complex 6, was prepared as a potential model of the HOXair state of [FeFe]-hydrogenases. Complex 6 was characterized by IR and 1H NMR spectroscopy, and its structure was determined by X-ray crystallography. The electrochemical studies show that complex 6 is redox-active under acidic conditions, which provides insight into the catalytic mechanism. Hydrogen evolution, driven by visible light, was observed in CH3CN/D2O solution by online mass spectroscopy.

  • 30. Ibrahem, Ismail
    et al.
    Breistein, Palle
    Cordova, Armando
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    One-Pot Three-Component Highly Selective Synthesis of Homoallylboronates by Using Metal-Free Catalysis2012In: Chemistry - A European Journal, ISSN 0947-6539, E-ISSN 1521-3765, Vol. 18, no 17, p. 5175-5179Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 31.
    Jalalian, Nazli
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Petersen, Tue B.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Olofsson, Berit
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Metal-Free Arylation of Oxygen Nucleophiles with Diaryliodonium Salts2012In: Chemistry - A European Journal, ISSN 0947-6539, E-ISSN 1521-3765, Vol. 18, no 44, p. 14140-14149Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Phenols and carboxylic acids are efficiently arylated with diaryliodonium salts. The reaction conditions are mild, metal free, and avoid the use of halogenated solvents, additives, and excess reagents. The products are obtained in good-to-excellent yields after short reaction times. Steric hindrance is very well tolerated, both in the nucleophile and diaryliodonium salt. The scope includes ortho-and halo-substituted products, which are difficult to obtain by metal-catalyzed protocols. Many functional groups are tolerated, including carbonyl groups, heteroatoms, and alkenes. Unsymmetric salts can be chemoselectively utilized to obtain products with hitherto unreported levels of steric congestion. The arylation has been extended to sulfonic acids, which can be converted to sulfonate esters by two different approaches. With recent advances in efficient synthetic procedures for diaryliodonium salts the reagents are now inexpensive and readily available. The iodoarene byproduct formed from the iodonium reagent can be recovered quantitatively and used to regenerate the diaryliodonium salt, which improves the atom economy.

  • 32.
    Janson, Pär G.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Ghoneim, Ibrahim
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Ilchenko, Nadia O.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Szabó, Kálmán J.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Electrophilic Trifluoromethylation by Copper-Catalyzed Addition of CF3-Transfer Reagents to Alkenes and Alkynes2012In: Organic Letters, ISSN 1523-7060, E-ISSN 1523-7052, Vol. 14, no 11, p. 2882-2885Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Regio- and stereoselective Cu-catalyzed addition of the above hypervalent iodine reagent to alkynes and alkenes was achieved. In the presence of Cul, the reaction is suitable to perform trifluoromethyl-benzoyloxylation and trifluoromethyl-halogenation of alkenes and alkynes. Electron-donating substituents accelerate the process, and alkenes react faster than alkynes emphasizing the electrophilic character of the addition reaction.

  • 33.
    Jiang, Min
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Jiang, Tuo
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bäckvall, Jan-E.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Diarylating Carbocyclization of Enynes2012In: Organic Letters, ISSN 1523-7060, E-ISSN 1523-7052, Vol. 14, no 13, p. 3538-3541Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A mild and efficient palladium-catalyzed oxidative diarylating carbocyclization of enynes is described. The reaction tolerates a range of functionalized arylboronic acids to give diarylated products in good yields. Control experiments suggest that the reaction starts with an arylpalladation of the alkyne, followed by carbocyclization, transmetalation, and reductive elimination to afford the diarylated product.

  • 34.
    Jimenez-Halla, J. Oscar C.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Kalek, Marcin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Stawinski, Jacek
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Himo, Fahmi
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Computational study of the mechanism and selectivity of palladium catalyzed propargylic substitution with phosphorus nucleophiles2012In: Chemistry - A European Journal, ISSN 0947-6539, E-ISSN 1521-3765, Vol. 18, no 39, p. 12424-12436Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The mechanism and sources of selectivity in the palladium-catalyzed propargylic substitution reaction that involves phosphorus nucleophiles, and which yields predominantly allenylphosphonates and related compounds, have been studied computationally by means of density functional theory. Full free-energy profiles are computed for both H-phosphonate and H-phosphonothioate substrates. The calculations show that the special behavior of H-phosphonates among other heteroatom nucleophiles is indeed reflected in higher energy barriers for the attack on the central carbon atom of the allenyl/propargyl ligand relative to the ligand-exchange pathway, which leads to the experimentally observed products. It is argued that, to explain the preference of allenyl- versus propargyl-phosphonate/phosphonothioate formation in reactions that involve H-phosphonates and H-phosphonothioates, analysis of the complete free-energy surfaces is necessary, because the product ratio is determined by different transition states in the respective branches of the catalytic cycle. In addition, these transition states change in going from a H-phosphonate to a H-phosphonothioate nucleophile.

  • 35.
    Johnston, Eric V.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Verho, Oscar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Kärkäs, Markus
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Shakeri, Mozaffar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Tai, Cheuk-Wai
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Palmgren, Pål
    Eriksson, Kristofer
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Oscarsson, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bäckvall, Jan-E.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Highly dispersed palladium nanoparticles on mesocellular foam: an efficient and recyclable heterogeneous catalyst for alcohol oxidation2012In: Chemistry - A European Journal, ISSN 0947-6539, E-ISSN 1521-3765, Vol. 18, no 39, p. 12202-12206Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Jonsson, K. Hanna M.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Säwén, Elin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Widmalm, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Studies on the conformational flexibility of alpha-L-rhamnose-containing oligosaccharides using C-13-site-specific labeling, NMR spectroscopy and molecular simulations: implications for the three-dimensional structure of bacterial rhamnan polysaccharides2012In: Organic and biomolecular chemistry, ISSN 1477-0520, E-ISSN 1477-0539, Vol. 10, no 12, p. 2453-2463Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Bacterial polysaccharides are comprised of a variety of monosaccharides, L-rhamnose (6-deoxy-L-mannose) being one of them. This sugar is often part of alpha-(1 -> 2)- and/or alpha-(1 -> 3)-linkages and we have therefore studied the disaccharide alpha-L-Rhap-(1 -> 2)-alpha-L-Rhap-OMe to obtain information on conformational preferences at this glycosidic linkage. The target disaccharide was synthesized with C-13 site-specific labeling at C1' and at C2', i.e., in the terminal group. 2D H-1, C-13-HSQC-HECADE and H-1, C-13-J-HMBC NMR experiments, 1D C-13 and H-1 NMR spectra together with total line-shape analysis were used to extract conformationally dependent hetero- and homonuclear spin-spin coupling constants. This resulted in the determination of (2)JC(2',H1'), (3)J(C1',C1), (3)J(C1',C3), (3)J(C2',C2), (2)J(C1',C2), (1)JC(1',C2'), and (1)J(C1',H1'). These data together with previously determined J(CH) and H-1, H-1 NOEs result in fourteen conformationally dependent NMR parameters that are available for analysis of glycosidic linkage flexibility and conformational preferences. A 100 ns molecular dynamics (MD) simulation of the disaccharide with explicit water molecules as solvent showed a major conformational state at phi(H) approximate to 40 degrees and psi(H) approximate to -35 degrees, consistent with experimental NMR data. In addition, MD simulations were carried out also for alpha-L-Rhap-(1 -> 3)-alpha-L-Rhap-OMe and a rhamnan hexasaccharide. The gathered information on the oligosaccharides was used to address conformational preferences for a larger structure, a 2- and 3-linked nonasaccharide, with implications for the 3D structure of rhamnan polysaccharides, which should be regarded as flexible polymers.

  • 37.
    Kalek, Marcin
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Himo, Fahmi
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Combining Meyer-Schuster Rearrangement with Aldol and Mannich Reactions: Theoretical Study of the Intermediate Interception Strategy2012In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0002-7863, E-ISSN 1520-5126, Vol. 134, no 46, p. 19159-19169Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Interception of the transient allenyl enolate intermediate of the vanadium-catalyzed Meyer-Schuster rearrangement with aldehydes and imines has been studied computationally using density functional theory. Mechanistic details of the catalytic cycles for each of the reaction variants are established. In particular, it is shown that the active form of I the catalyst contains two triphenylsiloxy ligands, the transesterification of vanadate occurs via sigma-bond metathesis, and vanadium enolate is directly involved in the key C-C bond formation. The calculations also provide support for the dissociative course of the key 1,3-shift step. The stereochemistry of the reaction is thoroughly investigated, and the obtained energy barriers reproduce and rationalize the experimentally observed (Z)-, (E)-selectivity. The calculated free energy profiles are analyzed in terms of efficiency of the intermediate enolate interception. It is shown that the investigated reactions represent borderline cases, in which the intermediate trapping is only slightly favored over the undesired isomerization pathway.

  • 38. Kotsyubynskyy, Dmytro
    et al.
    Zerbetto, Mirco
    Šoltésová, Mária
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK). Charles University Prague .
    Engström, Olof
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Pendrill, Robert
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Kowalewski, Josef
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Widmalm, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Polimeno, Antonin
    Stochastic Modeling of Flexible Biomolecules Applied to NMR Relaxation: 2. Interpretation of Complex Dynamics in Linear Oligosaccharides2012In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, ISSN 1520-6106, E-ISSN 1520-5207, Vol. 116, no 50, p. 14541-14555Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A computational stochastic approach is applied to the description of flexible molecules. By combining (i) molecular dynamics simulations, (ii) hydrodynamics approaches, and (iii) a multidimensional diffusive description for internal and global dynamics, it is possible to build an efficient integrated approach to the interpretation of relaxation processes in flexible systems. In particular, the model is applied to the interpretation of nuclear magnetic relaxation measurements of linear oligosaccharides, namely a mannose-containing trisaccharide and the pentasaccharide LNF-1. Experimental data are reproduced with sufficient accuracy without free model parameters.

  • 39.
    Kärkäs, Markus D.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Åkermark, Torbjörn
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Johnston, Eric V.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Karim, Shams R.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Laine, Tanja M.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Lee, Bao-Lin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Åkermark, Tobias
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Privalov, Timofei
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Åkermark, Björn
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Water Oxidation by Single-Site Ruthenium Complexes: Using Ligands as Redox and Proton Transfer Mediators2012In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition, ISSN 1433-7851, E-ISSN 1521-3773, Vol. 51, no 46, p. 11589-11593Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 40.
    Laakso, Johanna
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Rosser, Geraldine A.
    Szijjarto, Csongor
    Beeby, Andrew
    Borbas, Eszter
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Synthesis of chlorin sensitized near infrared emitting lanthanide complexes2012In: Inorganic Chemistry, ISSN 0020-1669, E-ISSN 1520-510X, Vol. 51, no 19, p. 10366-10374Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Lanthanide (Yb3+, Nd3+) complexes equipped with red-absorbing hydroporphyrin (chlorin) antennae were synthesized and characterized. The syntheses are scalable, highly modular, and enable the introduction of different chlorins functionalized with a single reactive group (COOH or NH2). Absorption maxima were dependent on chlorin substitution pattern (monomeso aryl or dimeso aryl) and metalation state (free base or zinc chelate). The complexes benefit from dual chlorin (610-639 nm) and lanthanide (980 or 1065 nm for Yb- or Nd-complexes, respectively) emission in the biologically relevant red and near IR region of the spectrum.

  • 41.
    Landström, Jens
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bergström, Maria
    Hamark, Christoffer
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Ohlson, Sten
    Widmalm, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Combining weak affinity chromatography, NMR spectroscopy and molecular simulations in carbohydrate-lysozyme interaction studies2012In: Organic and biomolecular chemistry, ISSN 1477-0520, E-ISSN 1477-0539, Vol. 10, no 15, p. 3019-3032Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    By examining the interactions between the protein hen egg-white lysozyme (HEWL) and commercially available and chemically synthesized carbohydrate ligands using a combination of weak affinity chromatography (WAC), NMR spectroscopy and molecular simulations, we report on new affinity data as well as a detailed binding model for the HEWL protein. The equilibrium dissociation constants of the ligands were obtained by WAC but also by NMR spectroscopy, which agreed well. The structures of two HEWL-disaccharide complexes in solution were deduced by NMR spectroscopy using H-1 saturation transfer difference (STD) effects and transferred H-1,H-1-NOESY experiments, relaxation-matrix calculations, molecular docking and molecular dynamics simulations. In solution the two disaccharides beta-D-Galp-(1 -> 4)-beta-D-GlcpNAc-OMe and beta-D-GlcpNAc-(1 -> 4)-beta-D-GlcpNAc-OMe bind to the B and C sites of HEWL in a syn-conformation at the glycosidic linkage between the two sugar residues. Intermolecular hydrogen bonding and CH/pi-interactions form the basis of the protein-ligand complexes in a way characteristic of carbohydrate-protein interactions. Molecular dynamics simulations with explicit water molecules of both the apo-form of the protein and a ligand-protein complex showed structural change compared to a crystal structure of the protein. The flexibility of HEWL as indicated by a residue-based root-mean-square deviation analysis indicated similarities overall, with some residue specific differences, inter alia, for Arg61 that is situated prior to a flexible loop. The Arg61 flexibility was notably larger in the ligand-complexed form of HEWL. N,N'-Diacetylchitobiose has previously been observed to bind to HEWL at the B and C sites in water solution based on H-1 NMR chemical shift changes in the protein whereas the disaccharide binds at either the B and C sites or the C and D sites in different crystal complexes. The present study thus highlights that protein-ligand complexes may vary notably between the solution and solid states, underscoring the importance of targeting the pertinent binding site(s) for inhibition of protein activity and the advantages of combining different techniques in a screening process.

  • 42.
    Landström, Jens
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Persson, Karina
    Rademacher, Christoph
    Lundborg, Magnus
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Wakarchuk, Warren
    Peters, Thomas
    Widmalm, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Small molecules containing hetero-bicyclic ring systems compete with UDP-Glc for binding to WaaG glycosyltransferase2012In: Glycoconjugate Journal, ISSN 0282-0080, E-ISSN 1573-4986, Vol. 29, no 7, p. 491-502Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The alpha-1,3-glucosyltransferase WaaG is involved in the synthesis of the core region of lipopolysaccharides in E. coli. A fragment-based screening for inhibitors of the WaaG glycosyltrasferase donor site has been performed using NMR spectroscopy. Docking simulations were performed for three of the compounds of the fragment library that had shown binding activity towards WaaG and yielded 3D models for the respective complexes. The three ligands share a hetero-bicyclic ring system as a common structural motif and they compete with UDP-Glc for binding. Interestingly, one of the compounds promoted binding of uridine to WaaG, as seen from STD NMR titrations, suggesting a different binding mode for this ligand. We propose these compounds as scaffolds for the design of selective high-affinity inhibitors of WaaG. Binding of natural substrates, enzymatic activity and donor substrate selectivity were also investigated by NMR spectroscopy. Molecular dynamics simulations of WaaG were carried out with and without bound UDP and revealed structural changes compared to the crystal structure and also variations in flexibility for some amino acid residues between the two WaaG systems studied.

  • 43.
    Lin, Shuangzheng
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Deiana, Luca
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Tseggai, Abrehet
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Cordova, Armando
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Concise Total Synthesis of Dihydrocorynanthenol, Protoemetinol, Protoemetine, 3-epi-Protoemetinol and Emetine2012In: European Journal of Organic Chemistry, ISSN 1434-193X, E-ISSN 1099-0690, no 2, p. 398-408Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A concise asymmetric assembly of secologanine tryptamine and dopamine alkaloids by means of a one-pot three-component cascade reaction methodology is disclosed. This is demonstrated by the expeditious total syntheses of (-)-dihydrocorynanthenol, (-)-protoemetinol, (-)-protoemetine, (-)-3-epi-protoemetinol, and emetine (3-6 steps). The biomimetic synthetic strategy involved the following key steps: (i) One-pot three-component highly enantioselective catalytic Michael/Pictet-Spengler/lactamization cascade reactions; (ii) One-pot tandem Swern oxidation/Wittig sequences; (iii) One-pot tandem hydrogenation sequences.

  • 44.
    Liu, Leifeng
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Li, Mingrun
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Gao, Weiming
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Åkermark, Björn
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Sun, Junliang
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Structure determination of [3Fe2S] complex with complicated pseudo-merohedric twinning2012In: Zeitschrift fur Kristallographie, ISSN 0044-2968, Vol. 227, no 4, p. 221-226Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A route of solving crystal structures from complicated pseudo-merohedric twinning crystals was described. The structure of a [3Fe2S] complex was solved and refined in the space group of P42/n to R1 factor of 0.1789. Consequently, by deleting one of the two disordered groups in the structure, a space group of Aea2 for the absolute structure was found. The new absolute structure with four twinning components was refined to R1 about 0.1171. At the final stage, the disorder was again added to the structure. The structure in space group Aea2 with both twinning and disorder was refined to R1 of 0.0722, which implies the special structure feature.

  • 45.
    Lundberg, Helena
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Tinnis, Fredrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Adolfsson, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Direct Amide Coupling of Non-activated Carboxylic Acids and Amines Catalysed by Zirconium(IV) Chloride2012In: Chemistry - A European Journal, ISSN 0947-6539, E-ISSN 1521-3765, Vol. 18, no 13, p. 3822-3826Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 46.
    Lundberg, Helena
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Tinnis, Fredrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Adolfsson, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Titanium(IV) Isopropoxide as an Efficient Catalyst for Direct Amidation of Nonactivated Carboxylic Acids2012In: Synlett: Accounts and Rapid Communications in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, ISSN 0936-5214, E-ISSN 1437-2096, Vol. 23, no 15, p. 2201-2204Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Secondary and tertiary amides are formed in high yields, in an efficient and environmentally benign titanium(IV) isopropoxide catalyzed direct amidation of carboxylic acids with primary and secondary amines.

  • 47. Ma, Guangning
    et al.
    Lin, Shuangzheng
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Ibrahem, Ismail
    Kubik, Grzegorz
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Liu, Leifeng
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Sun, Junliang
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Cordova, Armando
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Achiral Co-Catalyst Induced Switches in Catalytic Asymmetric Reactions on Racemic Mixtures (RRM): From Stereodivergent RRM to Stereoconvergent Deracemization by Combination of Hydrogen Bond Donating and Chiral Amine Catalysts2012In: Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, ISSN 1615-4150, E-ISSN 1615-4169, Vol. 354, no 14-15, p. 2865-2872Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A stereochemical divergent approach for the highly enantioselective synthesis of distinct bicyclic products with multiple stereocenters from a racemate using a single chiral catalyst is disclosed. It is based on switches of the overall reaction pathways in the chiral amine-catalyzed cascade reactions between racemic ?-nitro ketones and a,beta-unsaturated aldehydes using different achiral co-catalysts. The utility of the method is exemplified by the highly diasteroselective switch and stereoconvergent deracemization process by combination of chiral amine and achiral hydrogen-bond-donating catalysts.

  • 48. Moberg, Christina
    et al.
    Adolfsson, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Concepts in asymmetric catalysis2012In: Israel Journal of Chemistry, ISSN 0021-2148, Vol. 52, no 7 SI, p. 571-571Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 49.
    Nordin, Mikael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Liao, Rong-Zhen
    Ahlford, Katrin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Adolfsson, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Himo, Fahmi
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Theoretical study of asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of ketones catalyzed by amino acid derived rhodium complexes2012In: ChemCatChem, ISSN 1867-3880, E-ISSN 1867-3899, Vol. 4, no 8, p. 1095-1104Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Density functional theory calculations are employed to study the asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of ketones catalyzed by rhodiumarene complexes containing hydroxamic acid-functionalized amino acid ligands. Firstly, the ligandmetal binding is investigated and it is shown that both the N,N and O,O binding modes Are viable. For each of these, the full free energy profile for the transfer hydrogenation is calculated according to the outer-sphere reaction mechanism. Three factors are demonstrated to influence the stereoselectivity of the process, namely the energy difference between the metalligand binding modes, the energy difference between the intermediate hydrogenated catalyst, and the existence of a stabilizing CHp interaction between the Cp* ligand of the catalyst and the phenyl moiety of the substrate. Theoretical reproduction of the selectivity of a slightly modified ligand that is shown experimentally to yield the opposite enantioselectivity corroborates these results. Finally, a technical observation made is that inclusion of dispersion interactions (using the B3LYP-D2 correction or the M06 functional) proved to be very important for reproducing the enantioselectivity.

  • 50. Norris, Scott E.
    et al.
    Landström, Jens
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Weintraub, Andrej
    Bull, Thomas E.
    Widmalm, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Freedberg, Darón I.
    Transient hydrogen bonding in uniformly 13C,  15N labeled carbohydrates in water2012In: Biopolymers, ISSN 0006-3525, E-ISSN 1097-0282, Vol. 97, no 3, p. 145-154Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We report NMR studies of transient hydrogen bonding in a polysaccharide (PS) dissolved in water without cosolvent at ambient temperature. The PS portion of the Escherichia coli O142 lipopolysaccharide is comprised of repeating pentasaccharide units of GalNAc (N-acetyl galactosamine), GlcNAc (N-acetyl glucosamine), and rhamnose in a 3:1:1 ratio, respectively. A 105-ns molecular dynamics (MD) simulation on one pentasaccharide repeat unit predicts transient inter-residue hydrogen bonds from the GalNAc NH groups in the PS. To investigate these predictions experimentally, the PS was uniformly 13C,15N enriched and the NH, carbonyl, C2, C4, and methyl resonances of the GalNAc and GlcNAc residues assigned using through-bond triple-resonance NMR experiments. Temperature dependence of amide NH chemical shifts and one-bond NH J couplings support that NH groups on two of the GalNAc residues are donors in transient hydrogen bonds. The remaining GalNAc and GlcNAc NHs do not appear to be donors from either temperature-dependent chemical shifts or one-bond NH J couplings. These results substantiate the presence of weak or partial hydrogen bonds in carbohydrates, and that MD simulations of repeating units in PSs provide insight into overall PS structure and dynamics.

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