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  • 1.
    Alfredsson, Maria
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry.
    Synthesis and Characterization of Acrylfentanyl Metabolites2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Acrylfentanyl is a synthetic opioid that has been widely used in the last year. To help in the fight against synthetic drugs two potential metabolites of acrylfentanyl, one monohydroxy and one dihydroxy were synthesized. These metabolites will hopefully later be implemented in the analytical methods for metabolites of acrylfentanyl in urine by the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine.

    To have metabolites for analysis are very important as they are the main target in drug testing.

    The method used to synthesize the metabolites is a five-step synthesis with an additional 6th step for the dihydroxy metabolite. The methods used in the synthesis includes protection of amine with tert-butyloxycarbonyl, reductive amination with sodium triaceto boronhydride, alkylation and demethylation with boron tribromide. The methods used produced good results with high yields in nearly all steps.

  • 2.
    Arja, Katriann
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Multimodal Porphyrin-Based Conjugates: Synthesis and characterization for applications as amyloid ligands, photodynamic therapy agents and chiroptical materials2018Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Organic compounds that interact both with certain biological targets and display specific photophysical properties can be utilized as molecular tools to visualize and possibly effect disease related processes taking place in living organisms. In this regard, porphyrins are a class of naturally occurring molecules that possess intriguingly interesting photophysical properties where they can act as luminescent probes by emitting detectable light, as well as photosensitizers in the light mediated therapy called photodynamic therapy. In this thesis, the porphyrin structure has been synthetically combined with other molecule classes to achieve compounds with desirable multimodal characteristics.

    Firstly, luminescent conjugated oligothiophenes (LCOs) that have extensively, and with great success, been utilized as fluorescent ligands for amyloid formations, have been conjugated to porphyrins to render oligothiophene porphyrin hybrids (OTPHs) comprising two optically active modalities. When applied as fluorescent amyloidophilic dyes for visualization of amyloid-β (Aβ), one of the pathological hallmarks in Alzheimer’s disease, an enhanced optical assignment of distinct aggregated forms of Aβ was afforded.  Thus, properly functionalized OTPHs could give us more information about pathological processes underlying devastating disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, the OTPHs can be associated with synthetic peptides inducing peptide folding into certain three-dimensional helical structures giving rise to novel optically active materials.

    Secondly, this thesis also embraces porphyrins’ potential as photosensitizers in photodynamic therapy to kill cancer cells. Grounded on the prerequisites for an optimal photosensitizer, we designed porphyrin-based conjugates equipped with common carbohydrates for improved cancer cell selectivity and with a fluorinated glucose derivative, 2-fluoro 2-deoxy glucose, for advantageous metabolism in cancer cells. Furthermore, incorporation of a radioisotopic fluorine-18 atom into the glycoporphyrins could give the means for diagnostic use of the conjugates in positron emission tomography (PET).

    In order to tether together the above-mentioned molecular moieties in a controlled fashion, we developed a robust synthetic strategy for asymmetrical functionalization of porphyrin core. The method involves chlorosulfonation of this otherwise inert tetrapyrrolic structure, followed by alkynylation. Parallelly to amide coupling reactions, copper(I)-catalyzed alkyne azide cycloaddition is used for fast and high-yielding late-stage conjugations. Overall, this thesis demonstrates how combining different molecular moieties in synthetic organic chemistry yields novel molecules with combined and improved multimodal properties for biological and medicinal applications, guided by the design-by-function methodology.      

  • 3.
    Bäck, Marcus
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Organic Chemistry . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Design and Synthesis of Hepatitis C Virus NS3 Protease Inhibitors Incorporating a P2 Cyclopentane-Derived Scaffold2006Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis describes the design, synthesis and structure-activity relationships analysis of potential inhibitors targeting the hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3 protease. Also discussed is the disease caused by HCV infection and the class of enzymes known as proteases. Furthermore are explained why such enzymes can be considered to be suitable targets for developing drugs to combat diseases in general and in particular HCV, focusing on the NS3 protease. Moreover, some strategies used to design protease inhibitors and the desired properties of potential drug candidates are briefly examined. Synthesis of linear and macrocyclic NS3 protease inhibitors comprising a designed trisubstituted cyclopentane moiety as an N-acyl-(4R)-hydroxyproline bioisostere is also addressed, and several very potent and promising compounds are evaluated.

  • 4.
    Bäcklund, Fredrik G.
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Pallbo, Jon
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Solin, Niclas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Controlling Amyloid Fibril Formation by Partial Stirring2016In: Biopolymers, ISSN 0006-3525, E-ISSN 1097-0282, Vol. 105, no 5, p. 249-259Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Many proteins undergoes self-assembly into fibrillar structures known as amyloid fibrils. During the self-assembly process related structures, known as spherulites, can be formed. Herein we report a facile method where the balance between amyloid fibrils and spherulites can be controlled by stirring of the reaction mixture during the initial stages of the self-assembly process. Moreover, we report how this methodology can be used to prepare non-covalently functionalized amyloid fibrils. By stirring the reaction mixture continuously or for a limited time during the lag phase the fibril length, and hence the propensity to form liquid crystalline phases, can be influenced. This phenomena is utilized by preparing films consisting of aligned protein fibrils incorporating the laser dye Nile red. The resulting films display polarized Nile red fluorescence.

  • 5.
    Bäcklund, Fredrik G.
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Solin, Niclas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Tuning the aqueous self-assembly process of insulin by a hydrophobic additive2015In: RSC ADVANCES, ISSN 2046-2069, Vol. 5, no 112, p. 92254-92262Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Biomolecular self-assembly is an efficient way of preparing soft-matter based materials. Herein we report a novel method, based on the use of insoluble additives in aqueous media, for influencing the self-assembly process. Due to their low solubility, the use of hydrophobic additives in aqueous media is problematic; however, by mixing the additive with the biomolecule in the solid state, prior to solvation, this problem can be circumvented. In the investigated self-assembly system, where bovine insulin self-assembles into spherical structures, the inclusion of the hydrophobic material α-sexithiophene (6T) results in significant changes in the self-assembly process. Under our reaction conditions, in the case of materials prepared from insulin-only the growth of spherulites typically stops at a diameter of 150μm. However, by adding 2 weight % of hydrophobic material, spherulite growth continues up to diameters in the mm-range. The spherulites incorporate 6T and are thus fluorescent. The method reported herein should be of interest to all scientists working in the field of self-assembly as the flexible materials preparation, based simply on co-grinding of commercially available materials, adds another option to influence the structure and properties of products formed by  self-assembly reactions.

  • 6.
    Bäcklund, Fredrik Gustaf
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Ajjan, Fátima Nadia
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Solin, Niclas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Convection Induced Air-Water Interface Assembly of Amyloid FibrilsManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    We report that hydrophobically modified amyloid fibrils form macroscopic films at the air-water interface. The hydrophobically modified fibrils are prepared in a two step process. First bovine insulin is ground with a hydrophobic compound. The resulting material is dissolved in acidic water and heated to induce assembly into fibrils incorporating the hydrophobic compounds. Upon dilution followed by asymmetric heating, resulting in convection flow, the fibrills form highly ordered films with thicknesses from 80 nm and up. The thickness of the film can be controlled by the fibril concentration and/or reaction time. The films contain anisotropic domains spanning several square centimeters. In addition, the films contains ordered assemblies of dyes that display emission of polarized light.

  • 7.
    Carlsson, Andreas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Swedish National Forens Centre NFC, Linkoping, Sweden.
    Synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of emerging synthetic cannabinoids and cathinones2016Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The application of different analytical techniques is fundamental in forensic drug analysis. In the wake of the occurrence of large numbers of new psychoactive substances possessing similar chemical structures as already known ones, focus has been placed on applied criteria for their univocal identification. These criteria vary, obviously, depending on the applied technique and analytical approach. However, when two or more substances are proven to have similar analytical properties, these criteria no longer apply, which imply that complementary techniques have to be used in their differentiation.

    This work describes the synthesis of some structural analogues to synthetic cannabinoids and cathinones based on the evolving patterns in the illicit drug market. Six synthetic cannabinoids and six synthetic cathinones were synthesized, that, at the time for this study, were not as yet found in drug seizures. Further, a selection of their spectroscopic data is compared to those of already existing analogues; mainly isomers and homologues. The applied techniques were mass spectrometry (MS), Fourier transformed infrared (FTIR, gas phase) spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. In total, 59 different compounds were analyzed with the  selected techniques.

    The results from comparison of spectroscopic data showed that isomeric substances may in some cases be difficult to unambiguously identify based only on their GC-MS EI spectra. On the other hand, GC-FTIR demonstrated more distinguishable spectra. The spectra for the homologous compounds showed however, that the GC-FTIR technique was less successful compared to GC-MS. Also a pronounced fragmentation pattern for some of the cathinones was found.

    In conclusion, this thesis highlights the importance of using complementary techniques for the univocal identification of synthetic cannabinoids and cathinones. By increasing the number of analogues investigated, the more may be learnt about the capabilities of different techniques for structural differentiations, and thereby providing important identification criteria leading to trustworthy forensic evidence.

  • 8.
    Cirera, B.
    et al.
    IMDEA Nanosci, Spain.
    Björk, Jonas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Theoretical Physics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Otero, R.
    IMDEA Nanosci, Spain; University of Autonoma Madrid, Spain.
    Gallego, J. M.
    CSIC, Spain.
    Miranda, R.
    IMDEA Nanosci, Spain; University of Autonoma Madrid, Spain.
    Ecija, D.
    IMDEA Nanosci, Spain.
    Efficient Lanthanide Catalyzed Debromination and Oligomeric Length-Controlled Ullmann Coupling of Aryl Halides2017In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, ISSN 1932-7447, E-ISSN 1932-7455, Vol. 121, no 14, p. 8033-8041Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Lanthanide elements play a vital role in a broad range of high-tech applications, and there is an increasing interest in their catalytic activity, particularly in organo-metallics. However, their catalytic role on surfaces remains unexplored. Here, we present a scanning tunneling microscopy and density functional theory study of the debromination, contacting, and coupling of dibromine terphenyl species with Dy (f-block element) and Ag (d-block element) adatoms, respectively. We show that Dy debrominates the targeted species more efficiently than Ag adatoms at room temperature, promoting the formation of unprecedented C-Dy-C organo-metallic supramolecules versus C-Ag-C parallel chains for the Ag case. DFT calculations corroborate our results showing an almost spontaneous debromination process with Dy compared to Ag. Upon annealing, for samples containing Dy, the formation of C-Ag-C organometallic bonds and concomitant C-C coupling is inhibited, giving rise to a self-assembly of debrominated monomers, showing only a minority number of covalent dimes species. For samples without Dy covalent chains of irregular length are promoted. Our studies open new avenues for using lanthanide elements as efficient dehalogenation catalysts. Furthermore, we illustrate their potential as inhibitors of uncontrolled C-C coupling reactions, of great relevance for fine-tuning the length of polymeric compounds.

  • 9.
    Das, Biswanath
    et al.
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Lee, Bao-Lin
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Erik A.
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Akermark, Torbjorn
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Shatskiy, Andrey
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Demeshko, Serhiy
    University of Gottingen, Germany.
    Liao, Rong-Zhen
    Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Peoples R China.
    Laine, Tanja M.
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Haukka, Matti
    University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.
    Zeglio, Erica
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Abdel-Magied, Ahmed F.
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Siegbahn, Per E. M.
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Meyer, Franc
    University of Gottingen, Germany.
    Karkas, Markus D.
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Johnston, Eric V.
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Nordlander, Ebbe
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Åkermark, Bjorn
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Water oxidation catalyzed by molecular di- and nonanuclear Fe complexes: importance of a proper ligand framework2016In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 45, no 34, p. 13289-13293Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The synthesis of two molecular iron complexes, a dinuclear iron(III,III) complex and a nonanuclear iron complex, based on the di-nucleating ligand 2,2-(2-hydroxy-5-methyl-1,3-phenylene)bis(1H-benzo[d]imidazole-4-carboxylic acid) is described. The two iron complexes were found to drive the oxidation of water by the one-electron oxidant [Ru(bpy)(3)](3+).

  • 10.
    Elgland, Mathias
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Synthesis and application of β-configured [18/19F]FDGs: Novel prosthetic CuAAC click chemistry fluoroglycosylation tools for amyloid PET imaging and cancer theranostics2018Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Positron emission tomography (PET) is a non-invasive imaging method that renders three-dimensional images of tissue that selectively has taken up a radiolabelled organic compound, referred to as a radiotracer. This excellent technique provides clinicians with a tool to monitor disease progression and to evaluate how the patient respond to treatment. The by far most widely employed radiotracer in PET is called 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose ([18F]FDG), which is often referred to as the golden standard in PET. From a molecular perspective, [18F]FDG is an analogue of glucose where a hydroxyl group has been replaced with a radioactive fluorine atom (18F). It is well known that covalent attachment of carbohydrates (i.e., glycosylation) to biomolecules tend to improve their properties in the body, in terms of; improved pharmacokinetics, increased metabolic stability and faster clearance from blood and other non-specific tissue. It is therefore natural to pursuit the development of a [18F]fluoroglycosylation method where [18F]FDG is chemically conjugated to a ligand with high affinity for a given biological target (e.g., tumors or disease-associated protein aggregates).

    This thesis describes a novel [18F]fluoroglycosylation method that in a simple and general manner facilitate the conjugation of [18F]FDG to biological ligands using click chemistry. The utility of the developed [18F]fluoroglycosylation method is demonstrated by radiolabelling of curcumin, thus forming a tracer that may be employed for diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Moreover, a set of oligothiophenes were fluoroglycosylated for potential diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease but also for other much rarer protein misfolding diseases (e.g., Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and systemic amyloidosis). In addition, the synthesis of a series of 19F-fluoroglycosylated porphyrins is described which exhibited promising properties not only to detect but also to treat melanoma cancer. Lastly, the synthesis of a set of 19F-fluorinated E-stilbenes, structurally based on the antioxidant resveratrol is presented. The E-stilbenes were evaluated for their capacity to spectrally distinguish between native and protofibrillar transthyretin in the pursuit of finding diagnostic markers for the rare but severe disease, transthyretin amyloidosis.

  • 11.
    Elgland, Mathias
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Nordeman, P.
    Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Fyrner, Timmy
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Antoni, G.
    Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Nilsson, Peter
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Konradsson, Peter
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    beta-Configured clickable [F-18] FDGs as novel F-18-fluoroglycosylation tools for PET2017In: New Journal of Chemistry, ISSN 1144-0546, E-ISSN 1369-9261, Vol. 41, no 18, p. 10231-10236Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In oncology and neurology the F-18-radiolabeled glucose analogue 2-deoxy-2-[F-18]fluoro-D-glucose ([F-18]FDG) is by far the most commonly employed metabolic imaging agent for positron emission tomography (PET). Herein, we report a novel synthetic route to beta-configured mannopyranoside precursors and a chemoselective F-18-fluoroglycosylation method that employ two b-configured [F-18]FDG derivatives equipped with either a terminal azide or alkyne aglycon respectively, for use as a CuAAC clickable tool set for PET. The b-configured precursors provided the corresponding [F-18]FDGs in a radiochemical yield of 77-88%. Further, the clickability of these [F-18]FDGs was investigated by click coupling to the suitably functionalized Fmoc-protected amino acids, Fmoc-N-(propargyl)-glycine and Fmoc-3-azido-L-alanine, which provided the F-18-fluoroglycosylated amino acid conjugates in radiochemical yields of 75-83%. The F-18-fluoroglycosylated amino acids presented herein constitute a new and interesting class of metabolic PET radiotracers.

  • 12.
    Fors, Jonathan
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Modeling and OpenFOAM simulation of streamers in transformer oil2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Electric breakdown in power transformers is preceded by pre-breakdown events such as streamers. The understanding of these phenomena is important in order to optimize liquid insulation systems. Earlier works have derived a model that describes streamers in transformer oil and utilized a finite element method to produce numerical solutions. This research investigates the consequences of changing the numerical method to a finite volume-based solver implemented in OpenFOAM. Using a standardized needle-sphere geometry, a number of oil and voltage combinations were simulated, and the results are for the most part similar to those produced by the previous method. In cases with differing results the change is attributed to the more stable numerical performance of the OpenFOAM solver. A proof of concept for the extension of the simulation from a two-dimensional axial symmetry to three dimensions is also presented.

  • 13.
    Fyrner, Timmy
    Linköping University, The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
    Synthesis of Structures Related to Antifreeze Glycoproteins2005Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this thesis, synthesis of structures related to antifreeze glycoproteins (AFGPs) are presented. Synthetic routes to a protected carbohydrate derivative, 2,3,4,6-tetra-O-benzyl-β-galactopyranosyl-(1→3)-2-deoxy-2-azido-4,6-di-O-benzyl-β-D-thio-1-galactopyranoside, and a tBu-Ala-Thr-Ala-Fmoc tripeptide, are described. These compounds are meant to be used in the assembly of AFGPs and analogues thereof. A Gal-GlcN disaccharide was synthesized via glycosylation between the donor, bromo-2-O-benzoyl-3,4,6-tri-O-benzyl-α-Dgalactopyranoside, and acceptor, ethyl 4,6-O-benzylidene-2-deoxy-2-N-phthalimido-β-D-1-thio-glucopyranoside, using silver triflate activation. Subsequent epimerization to a Gal-GalN disaccharide was achieved using Moffatt oxidation followed by L-selectride® reduction. The tripeptide was synthesized in a short and convenient manner using solid phase peptide synthesis with immobilized Fmoc-Ala on Wang® resins as starting point.

  • 14.
    Garcia-Iglesias, Miguel
    et al.
    Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands.
    de Waal, Bas F. M.
    Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands.
    Gorbunov, Andrey V.
    Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands.
    Palmans, Anja R. A.
    Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands.
    Kemerink, Martijn
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Complex Materials and Devices. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands.
    Meijer, E. W.
    Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands.
    A Versatile Method for the Preparation of Ferroelectric Supramolecular Materials via Radical End-Functionalization of Vinylidene Fluoride Oligomers2016In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0002-7863, E-ISSN 1520-5126, Vol. 138, no 19, p. 6217-6223Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A synthetic method for the end-functionalization of vinylidene fluoride oligomers (OVDF) via a radical reaction between terminal olefins and I-OVDF is described. The method shows a wide substrate scope and excellent conversions, and permits the preparation of different disc-shaped cores such as benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamides (BTAs), perylenes bisimide and phthalocyanines (Pc) bearing three to eight ferroelectric oligomers at their periphery. The formation, purity, OVDF conformation, and morphology of the final adducts has been assessed by a combination of techniques, such as NMR, size exclusion chromatography, differential scanning calorimetry, polarized optical microscopy, and atomic force microscopy. Finally, PBI-OVDF and Pc-OVDF materials show ferroelectric hysteresis behavior together with high remnant polarizations, with values as high as P-r approximate to 37 mC/m(2) for Pc-OVDF. This work demonstrates the potential of preparing a new set of ferroelectric materials simply by attaching OVDF oligomers to different small molecules. The use of carefully chosen small molecules paves the way to new functional materials in which ferroelectricity and electrical conductivity or light-harvesting properties coexist in a single compound.

  • 15.
    Hu, Zhang-Jun
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Molecular Surface Physics and Nano Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Sandberg, Alexander
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Wu, Xiongyu
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Nyström, Sofie
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Lindgren, Mikael
    Department of Physics, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.
    Konradsson, Peter
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Hammarström, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    trans-Stilbenoids with Extended Fluorescence Lifetimes for the Characterization of Amyloid Fibrils2017In: ACS Omega, ISSN 2470-1343, Vol. 2, no 8, p. 4693-4704Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It was previously reported that two naphthyl-based trans-stilbene probes, (E)-4-(2-(naphthalen-1-yl)vinyl)benzene-1,2-diol (1) and (E)-4-(2-(naphthalen-2-yl)vinyl)benzene-1,2-diol (3), can bind to both native transthyretin (TTR) and misfolded protofibrillar TTR at physiological concentrations, displaying distinct emission maxima bound to the different conformational states (>100 nm difference). To further explore this amyloid probe scaffold to obtain extended fluorescence lifetimes, two new analogues with expanded aromatic ring systems (anthracene and pyrene), (E)-4-(2-(anthracen-2-yl)vinyl)benzene-1,2-diol (4) and (E)-4-(2-(pyren-2-yl)vinyl)benzene-1,2-diol (5), were synthesized employing the palladium-catalyzed Mizoroki–Heck reaction. (E)-4-Styrylbenzene-1,2-diol (2), 3, 4, and 5 were investigated with respect to their photophysical properties in methanol and when bound to insulin, lysozyme, and Aβ1-42 fibrils, including time-resolved fluorescence measurements. In conclusion, 4 and 5 can bind to both native and fibrillar TTR, becoming highly fluorescent. Compounds 2–5 bind specifically to insulin, lysozyme, and Aβ1-42 fibrils with an apparent fluorescence intensity increase and moderate binding affinities. The average fluorescence lifetimes of the probes bound to Aβ1-42 fibrils are 1.3 ns (2), 1.5 ns (3), 5.7 ns (4), and 29.8 ns (5). In summary, the variable aromatic moieties of the para-positioned trans-stilbenoid vinyl-benzene-1,2-diol with benzene, naphthalene, anthracene, and pyrene showed that the extended conjugated systems retained the amyloid targeting properties of the probes. Furthermore, both the anthracene and pyrene moieties extensively enhanced the fluorescence intensity and prolonged lifetimes. These attractive probe properties should improve amyloid detection and characterization by fluorescence-based techniques.

  • 16.
    Hur, Deniz
    et al.
    Anadolu Univ, Turkey; Bionkit Co Ltd, Turkey.
    Say, Mehmet Girayhan
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Bionkit Co Ltd, Turkey.
    Diltemiz, Sibel E.
    Anadolu Univ, Turkey; Bionkit Co Ltd, Turkey.
    Duman, Fatma
    Anadolu Univ, Turkey.
    Ersoz, Arzu
    Anadolu Univ, Turkey; Bionkit Co Ltd, Turkey.
    Say, Ridvan
    Anadolu Univ, Turkey; Bionkit Co Ltd, Turkey.
    3D Micropatterned All-Flexible Microfluidic Platform for Microwave-Assisted Flow Organic Synthesis2018In: CHEMPLUSCHEM, ISSN 2192-6506, Vol. 83, no 1, p. 42-46Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A large-area, all-flexible, microwaveable polydimethoxysilane microfluidic reactor was fabricated by using a 3D printing system. The sacrificial microchannels were printed on polydimethoxysilane substrates by a direct ink writing method using water-soluble Pluronic F-127 ink and then encapsulated between polydimethoxysilane layers. The structure of micron-sized channels was analyzed by optical and electron microscopy techniques. The fabricated flexible microfluidic reactors were utilized for the acetylation of different amines under microwave irradiation to obtain acetamides in shorter reaction times and good yields by flow organic synthesis.

  • 17.
    Klingstedt, Therése
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Organic Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Åslund, Andreas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Organic Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Simon, Rozalyn
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Organic Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Johansson, Leif B. G.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Organic Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Mason, Jeffrey
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Organic Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Nyström, Sofie
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Protein Science. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Hammarström, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Protein Science. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Nilsson, Peter
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Organic Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Synthesis of a library of oligothiophenes and their utilization as fluorescent ligands for spectral assignment of protein aggregates2011In: Organic and biomolecular chemistry, ISSN 1477-0520, E-ISSN 1477-0539, Vol. 9, no 24, p. 8356-8370Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Molecular probes for selective identification of protein aggregates are important to advance our understanding of the molecular pathogenesis underlying protein aggregation diseases. Here we report the chemical design of a library of anionic luminescent conjugated oligothiophenes (LCOs), which can be utilized as ligands for detection of protein aggregates. Certain molecular requirements were shown to be necessary for detecting (i) early non-thioflavinophilic protein assemblies of A beta 1-42 and insulin preceding the formation of amyloid fibrils and (ii) for obtaining distinct spectral signatures of the two main pathological hallmarks observed in human Alzheimers diease brain tissue (A beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles). Our findings suggest that a superior anionic LCO-based ligand should have a backbone consisting of five to seven thiophene units and carboxyl groups extending the conjugated thiophene backbone. Such LCOs will be highly useful for studying the underlying molecular events of protein aggregation diseases and could also be utilized for the development of novel diagnostic tools for these diseases.

  • 18.
    Lai, Kwok Kei
    et al.
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, P. R. China .
    Renneberg, Reinhard
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, P. R. China .
    Mak, Wing Cheung
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biosensors and Bioelectronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    High efficiency single-step biomaterial-based microparticle fabrication via template-directed supramolecular coordination chemistry2016In: Green Chemistry, ISSN 1463-9262, E-ISSN 1463-9270, Vol. 18, no 6, p. 1715-1723Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Biomaterial-based microparticles have attracted much attention for medical and biological applications such as pharmaceutics, bioseparation and cosmetics. Emerging technologies enable versatile and facile fabrication of microparticles, with key features being purity, precise size control, mild preparation conditions and minimal processing. Here, an innovative approach combining template synthesis, biomolecule assembly and partial-purification within a single step for high efficiency fabrication of pure biomaterial-based microparticles is reported. This concept is based on facile co-precipitation of biomolecules within CaCO3 templates and simultaneous crosslinking of entrapped biomolecules via Ca2+ driven supramolecular coordination chemistry, followed by template removal. Carbohydrate (alginate) and proteins (casein and fresh milk) are used as models of biomolecules. The process driven by selective crosslinking automatically excludes non-specific materials from the template and thus provides the additional function of partial-purification, as demonstrated using highly complexed fresh milk. This green approach to fabrication of biomaterial-based microparticles offers three critical advantages (i) mild conditions to preserve the chemical and secondary structures of biomolecules; (ii) single processing step to facilitate scale-up production; and (iii) partial-purification without the need for upstream raw material purification. This innovative approach not only addresses fundamental issues in fabrication techniques, but also marks progress in energy and environmental conservation during manufacturing processes.

  • 19.
    Lazzaroni, R.
    et al.
    Service de Chimie des Matériaux Nouveaux, Département des Matériaux et Procédés, Université de Mons-Hainaut, Belgium.
    Brédas, J. L.
    Service de Chimie des Matériaux Nouveaux, Département des Matériaux et Procédés, Université de Mons-Hainaut, Belgium.
    Dannetun, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Lögdlund, Michael
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Uvdal, Kajsa
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Salaneck, William R
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Electronic structure of the aluminum/polythiophene interface: A joint experimental and theoretical study1991In: Synthetic metals, ISSN 0379-6779, E-ISSN 1879-3290, Vol. 43, no 1-2, p. 3323-3328Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Not Available.

  • 20.
    Li, Sogjun
    et al.
    School of Materials Science & Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China.
    Cao, ShunshengCranfield University, UK / Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China.Piletsky, SergeyBiotechnology Center, Cranfield University, UK.Turner, AnthonyLinköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biosensors and Bioelectronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Molecularly Imprinted Catalysts: principle, synthesis and applications2015Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Molecularly Imprinted Catalysts: Principle, Synthesis, and Applications is the first book of its kind to provide an in-depth overview of molecularly imprinted catalysts and selective catalysis, including technical details, principles of selective catalysis, preparation processes, the catalytically active polymers themselves, and important progress made in this field. It serves as an important reference for scientists, students, and researchers who are working in the areas of molecular imprinting, catalysis, molecular recognition, materials science, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.Comprising a diverse group of experts from prestigious universities and industries across the world, the contributors to this book provide access to the latest knowledge and eye-catching achievements in the field, and an understanding of what progress has been made and to what extent it is being advanced in industry.

  • 21.
    Li, Songjun
    et al.
    School of Materials Science & Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China.
    Zhu, Maiyong
    School of Materials Science & Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China.
    Whitcombe, Michael J.
    Department of Chemestry, Unversity of Leicester, UK.
    Piletsky, Sergey A.
    Department of Chemestry, Unversity of Leicester, UK.
    Turner, Anthony
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biosensors and Bioelectronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Enzyme-Like Catalysis: principle, design and applications2015In: Molecularly imprinted polymers for enzyme-like catalysis : principle, design and applications / [ed] Sogjun Li, Cao Shunsheng, Sergey Piletsky, Anthony Turner, Elsevier, 2015, p. 1-17Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Selective catalysis remains a significant challenge owing to the lack of a generic protocol suitable for the preparation of selective catalytic materials. A promising approach is to translate the principle of enzyme catalysis for the design of new catalytic materials. Known as a “key-to-lock” technology, molecular imprinting provides a promising perspective by helping create in a straightforward manner binding sites that possess enzyme-like catalytic ability with but higher stability. In this chapter, we focus on discussing some key issues involved in active molecularly imprinted polymers from catalytic applications. The similarity and difference between preparing conventional molecularly imprinted polymers and catalytic imprinted polymers are highlighted. Other aspects relating to the principle, design, and future outlook of catalytic molecularly imprinted polymers are also discussed.

  • 22.
    Luszczynska, B.
    et al.
    Lodz Univ Technol, Poland.
    Akkuratov, A. V
    Russian Acad Sci, Russia.
    Szymanski, Marek
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Surface Physics and Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Susarova, D. K.
    Russian Acad Sci, Russia.
    Dupont, B. G. R.
    Lodz Univ Technol, Poland.
    Babenko, S. D.
    Russian Acad Sci, Russia.
    Inasaridze, L. N.
    Russian Acad Sci, Russia.
    Bujak, P.
    Warsaw Univ Technol, Poland.
    Troshin, P. A.
    Lodz Univ Technol, Poland; Skolkovo Innovat Ctr, Russia.
    Ulanski, J.
    Lodz Univ Technol, Poland.
    New copolymers with fluorinated and non-fluorinated benzothiadiazole units for efficient single layer near infra-red photodiodes with fast time response2018In: Synthetic metals, ISSN 0379-6779, E-ISSN 1879-3290, Vol. 243, p. 67-74Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We describe the synthesis and photodetecting properties of new, low band-gap copolymers: P1 with 5,6-difluoro-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole and P2 with 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole, both containing diketopyrrolopyrrole acceptor units. These compounds have been used for fabrication of single layer, solution processed photodetectors. For this purpose, two blends with fullerene derivative (6,6)-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester ([60]PCBM): P1: [60]PCBM and P2:[60]PCBM, were prepared and applied as active layers in bulk-heterojunction photodiodes. For near infrared light (810 nm), these photodetectors, in spite of single layer structure, display competitive performance, showing specific detectivity up to 5.10(11) Jones, responsivity up to 0.3 A/W and rise and fall times of the transient signals below 10 mu s.

  • 23.
    Nilsson, David
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    An Organic Electrochemical Transistor for Printed Sensors and Logic2005Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Conducting polymers entered the research field in late 70´s and efforts aimed at achieving printed electronics started a decade later. This thesis treats printable organic electrochemical transistors (OECT). Some conjugated polymers can be switched between a high conducting and a low conducting state in an electrochemical cell. In this thesis, the work carried out using poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) as the active material in an electrochemical transistor is reported. The electrochemical transistors, presented, can be designed into a bi-stable and dynamic mode of operation. These transistors operates at voltages below 2V and current on/off ratios are typically 5000, but 105 have been reached. The transistor device can be built up from all-organic materials using common printing techniques such as with screen-printing. The bi-stable transistor can be combined with an electrochromic (EC) display cell to form a smart pixel circuit. Combining several of these smart pixels yield an actively addressed cross-point matrix display. From this an all-organic active matrix display printable on paper has been achieved. The OECT, combined with a resistor network was successfully used in inverter and logic circuits.

    One important feature of these organic electrochemical devices is that both ions and electrons are used as the charge (signal) carriers. This is of particular interest and importance for chemical sensors. By combining a proton-conducting electrolyte (Nafion®) that changes its conductivity upon exposure to humidity, a simple OECT humidity sensor was achieved. This proves the use of this OECT as the ion-to-electron transducer.

  • 24.
    Nilsson, Jonas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Organic Chemistry . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Small Molecule Inhibitors and Small Molecule: Peptide Conjugates as Protein Actors2005Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis describes different aspects of protein interactions. Initially the function of peptides and their conjugates with small molecule inhibitors on the surface of Human Carbonic Anhydrase isoenzyme II (HCAII) is evaluated.

    The affinities for HCAII of the flexible, synthetic helix-loop-helix motif conjugated with a series of spacered inhibitors were measured by fluorescence spectroscopy and found in the best cases to be in the low nM range. Dissociation constants show considerable dependence on linker length and vary from 3000 nM for the shortest spacer to 40 nM for the longest with a minimum of 5 nM for a spacer with an intermediate length. A rationale for binding differences based on cooperativity is presented and supported by affinities as determined by fluorescence spectroscopy. Heteronuclear Single Quantum Correlation Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (HSQC) spectroscopic experiments with 15N-labeled HCAII were used for the determination of the site of interaction.

    The influence of peptide charge and hydrophobicity was evaluated by surface plasmon resonance experiments. Hydrophobic sidechain branching and, more pronounced, peptide charge was demonstrated to modulate peptide – HCAII binding interactions in a cooperative manner, with affinities spanning almost two orders of magnitude.

    Detailed synthesis of small molecule inhibitors in a general lead discovery library as well as a targeted library for inhibition of α-thrombin is described. For the lead discovery library 160 members emanate from two N4-aryl-piperazine-2-carboxylic acid scaffolds derivatized in two dimensions employing a combinatorial approach on solid support.

    The targeted library was based on peptidomimetics of the D-Phe-Pro-Arg showing the scaffolds cyclopropane-1R,2R-dicarboxylic acid and (4-amino-3-oxo-morpholin-2-yl)- acetic acid as proline isosters. Employing 4-aminomethyl-benzamidine as arginine mimic and different hydrophobic amines and electrophiles as D-phenylalanine mimics resulted in 34 compounds showing IC50 values for α-thrombin ranging more than three orders of magnitude with the best inhibitor showing an IC50 of 130 nM. Interestingly, the best inhibitors showed reversed stereochemistry in comparison with a previously reported series employing a 3-oxo-morpholin-2-yl-acetic acid scaffold.

  • 25.
    Nygren, Patrik
    Linköping University, The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
    Bioorganisk fastfas syntes för att skapa intelligenta ytor2004Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree)Student thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis investigates three different surface modifications, and the route to design and synthesize them. The thesis is therefore divided into three sub- projects. (i.) Design and synthesis of a peptide which secondary structure could be controlled by a negatively charged surface. (ii.) Design and synthesis of a cyclic peptide, that would self-organize prior to surface interaction, using the type I anti-freeze protein of a winter flounder as template. (iii.) The use of solid-phase synthesis to make the synthesis of SAM-molecules easier.

  • 26.
    Nygren, Patrik
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    De Novo Design and Characterization of Surface Binding Peptides - Steps toward Functional Surfaces2006Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The ability to create surfaces with well-defined chemical properties is a major research field. One possibility to do this is to design peptides that bind with a specific secondary structure to silica nanoparticles. The peptides discussed in this thesis are constructed to be random coil in solution, but are “forced” to become helical when adsorbed to the particles. The positively charged side-chains on the peptides strongly disfavor an ordered structure in solution due to electrostatic repulsion. When the peptides are introduced to the particles these charges will strongly favor the structure because of ion pair bonding between the peptide and the negatively charged nanoparticles. The peptide-nanoparticle system has been thoroughly investigated by systematic variations of the side-chains. In order to determine which factors that contributes to the induced structure, several peptides with different amino acid sequences have been synthesized. Factors that have been investigated include 1) the positive charge density, 2) distribution of positive charges, 3) negative charge density, 4) increasing hydrophobicity, 5) peptide length, and 6) by incorporating amino acids with different helix propensities. Moreover, pH dependence and the effect of different nanoparticle curvature have also been investigated. It will also be shown that the system can be modified to incorporate a catalytic site that is only active when the helix is formed. This research will increase our understanding of peptide-surface interactions and might be of importance for both nanotechnology and medicine.

  • 27.
    Okabayashi, Yohei
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
    Synthesis of azide- and alkyne-terminated alkane thiols and evaluation of their application in Huisgen 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition ("click") reactions on gold surfaces2009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Immobilization of different bio- and organic molecules on solid supports is fundamental within many areas of science. Sometimes, it is desirable to obtain a directed orientation of the molecule in the immobilized state. In this thesis, the copper (I) catalyzed Huisgen 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition, referred to as a “click chemistry” reaction, was explored as a means to perform directed immobilization of small molecule ligands on gold surfaces. The aim was to synthesize alkyne- and azide-terminated alkanethiols that would form well-organized self assembled monolayers (SAMs) on gold from the commercially available substances orthoethylene glycol and bromo alkanoic acid. N-(23-azido-3,6,9,12,15,18,21-heptaoxatricosyl)-n-mercaptododekanamide/hexadecaneamide (n = 12, 16) were successfully synthesized and allowed to form SAMs of different compositions to study how the differences in density of the functional groups on the surface would influence the structure of the monolayer and the click chemistry reaction. The surfaces were characterized by different optical methods: ellipsometry, contact angle goniometry and infrared reflection-absorption spectroscopy (IRAS). The click reaction was found to proceed at very high yields on all investigated surfaces. Finally, the biomolecular interaction between a ligand immobilized by click chemistry on the gold surfaces and a model protein (bovine carbonic anhydrase) was demonstrated by surface plasmon resonance using a Biacore system.

  • 28.
    Oruganti, Baswanth
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Bioinformatics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Computational Design of Molecular Motors and Excited-State Studies of Organic Chromophores2016Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis presents computational quantum chemical studies of molecular motors and excited electronic states of organic chromophores.

    The first and major part of the thesis is concerned with the design of light-driven rotary molecular motors. These are molecules that absorb light energy and convert it into 360° unidirectional rotary motion around a double bond connecting two molecular halves. In order to facilitate potential applications of molecular motors in nanotechnology, such as in molecular transport or in development of materials with photo-controllable properties, it is critical to optimize the rates and efficiencies of the chemical reactions that produce the rotary motion. To this end, computational methods are in this thesis used to study two different classes of molecular motors.

    The first class encompasses the sterically overcrowded alkenes developed by Ben Feringa, co-recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The rotary cycles of these motors involve two photoisomerization and two thermal isomerization steps, where the latter are the ones that limit the attainable rotational frequencies. In the thesis, several new motors of this type are proposed by identifying steric, electronic and conformational approaches to accelerate the thermal isomerizations. The second class contains motors that incorporate a protonated Schiff base and are capable to achieve higher photoisomerization rates than overcrowded alkene-based motors. In the thesis, a new motor of this type is proposed that produces unidirectional rotary motion by means of two photochemical steps alone. Also, this motor lacks both a stereocenter and helical motifs, which are key features of almost all synthetic rotary motors developed to date.

    The second part of the thesis focuses on the design and assessment of composite computational procedures for modeling excited electronic states of organic chromophores. In particular, emphasis is put on developing procedures that facilitate the calculations of accurate 0−0 excitation energies of such compounds in a cost-effective way by combining quantum chemical methods with different accuracies.

  • 29.
    Oruganti, Baswanth
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Bioinformatics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Wang, Jun
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Bioinformatics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Durbeej, Bo
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Bioinformatics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Excited-State Aromaticity Improves Molecular Motors: A Computational Analysis2017In: Organic Letters, ISSN 1523-7060, E-ISSN 1523-7052, Vol. 19, no 18, p. 4818-4821Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A new approach to the design of more efficient light-driven rotary molecular motors is presented and evaluated computationally based on molecular dynamics simulations. The approach involves enabling part of the motor to become aromatic in the photoactive excited state, and is found to sharply increase the rotary quantum yields of the photoisomerizations that underlie the motor function. Excited-state aromaticity thus holds promise as a guiding principle toward better-performing molecular motors.

  • 30.
    Palma, Carlos-Andres
    et al.
    Technishe Universität München, Garching, Germany.
    Diller, Katharina
    Technishe Universität München, Garching, Germany.
    Berger, Reinhard
    Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz, Germany.
    Welle, Alexander
    Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany.
    Björk, Jonas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Computational Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Cabellos, Jose Luis Cabellos
    Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU, San Sebastián, Spain.
    Mowbray, Duncan John
    Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU, San Sebastián, Spain.
    Papageorgiou, Anthoula C.
    Technishe Universität München, Garching, Germany.
    Ivleva, Natalia P.
    Technische Universität München, München, Germany.
    Matich, Sonja
    Walter Schottky Institut, Garching, Germany.
    Margapoti, Emanuela
    Walter Schottky Institut, Garching, Germany.
    Niesser, Reinhard
    Technische Universität München, Germany.
    Menges, Bernhard
    Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz, Germany.
    Reichert, Joachim
    Technishe Universität München, Garching, Germany.
    Feng, Xinliang
    Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz, Germany.
    Räder, Hans Joachim
    Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz, Germany.
    Klappenberger, Florian
    Technishe Universität München, Garching, Germany.
    Rubio, Angel
    Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU, San Sebastián, Spain.
    Müllen, Klaus
    Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz, Germany.
    Barth, Johannes V.
    Technishe Universität München, Garching, Germany.
    Photo-induced C-C reactions on insulators towards photolithography of graphene nanoarchitectures2014In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0002-7863, E-ISSN 1520-5126, Vol. 136, p. 4651-4658Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    On-surface chemistry for atomically precise sp2 macromolecules requires top-down lithographic methods on insulating surfaces in order to pattern the long-range complex architectures needed by the semiconductor industry. Here, we fabricate sp2-carbon nm-thin films on insulators and under ultra-high vacuum (UHV) conditions from photo-coupled brominated precursors. We reveal that covalent coupling is initiated by C-Br bond cleavage through photon energies exceeding 4.4 eV, as monitored by laser desorption ionization (LDI) mass spectrometry (MS) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Density functional theory (DFT) gives insight into the mechanisms of C-Br scission and C-C coupling processes. Further, unreacted material can be sublimed and the coupled sp2-carbon precursors can be graphitized by e-beam treatment at 500°C, demonstrating promising applications in photolithography of graphene nanoarchitectures. Our results present UV-induced reactions on insulators for the formation of all sp2-carbon architectures, thereby converging top-down lithography and bottom-up on-surface chemistry into technology.

  • 31.
    Salinas, Borja Cirera
    et al.
    Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany.
    Zhang, Yi-Qi
    Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany.
    Björk, Jonas
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Computational Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Klyatskaya, Svetlana
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Garching, Germany.
    Chen, Zhi
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany.
    Ruben, Mario
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany.
    Barth, Johannes V.
    Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany.
    Klappenberger, Florian
    Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany.
    Synthesis of Extended Graphdiyne Wires by Vicinal Surface Templating2014In: Nano letters (Print), ISSN 1530-6984, E-ISSN 1530-6992, Vol. 14, no 4, p. 1891-1897Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Surface-assisted covalent synthesis currently evolves into an important approach for the fabrication of functional nanostructures at interfaces. Here, we employ scanning tunneling microscopy to investigate the homo-coupling reaction of linear, terminal alkyne-functionalized polyphenylene building-blocks on noble metal surfaces under ultra-high vacuum. On the flat Ag(111) surface thermal activation triggers a variety of side-reactions resulting in irregularly-branched polymeric networks. Upon alignment along the step-edges of the Ag(877) vicinal surface drastically improves the chemoselectivity of the linking process permitting the controlled synthesis of extended-graphdiyne wires with lengths reaching 30 nm. The ideal hydrocarbon scaffold is characterized by density functional theory as a 1D, direct band gap semiconductor material with both HOMO and LUMO-derived bands promisingly isolated within the electronic structure. The templating approach should be applicable to related organic precursors and different reaction schemes thus bears general promise for the engineering of novel low-dimensional carbon-based materials.

  • 32.
    Singh, Sandeep Kumar
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Crispin, Xavier
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Zozoulenko, Igor
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Physics and Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Conducting Polymer PEDOT: Density Functional Theory Study2017In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, ISSN 1932-7447, E-ISSN 1932-7455, Vol. 121, no 22, p. 12270-12277Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) mechanism in conducting polymer PEDOT is studied using the density functional theory. It is demonstrated that pure PEDOT chains possess the catalytic activity, where no platinum catalyst or external dopants are needed to sustain the electrocatalysis. This remarkable property of PEDOT is related to the formation of polaronic states, which leads to the decrease of the HOMO LUMO gap and thus to the enhancement of the reactivity of the system. It is shown that ORR on PEDOT chains can proceed via two pathways, whether via a four-electron process when the oxygen reacts with protons and is reduced directly into water in four steps (Reaction path I) or via the two-electron process leading to formation of the hydrogen peroxide as an intermediate specimen (Reaction path II). Path I is demonstrated to be energetically preferable. This conclusion also holds for ORR on two pi-pi stacked chains and ORR for the case when PEDOT is reduced during the reaction. It is also found that ORR on PEDOT effectively proceeds in the presence of H3O+ but does not occur in the absence of acidic environment.

  • 33.
    Sjöqvist, Jonas
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Computational Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    González-Cano, Rafael C.
    University of Málaga, Spain.
    López Navarette, Juan T.
    University of Málaga, Spain.
    Casado, Juan
    University of Málaga, Spain.
    Ruiz Delgado, M. Carmen
    University of Málaga, Spain.
    Linares, Mathieu
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Computational Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Norman, Patrick
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Computational Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    A combined MD/QM and experimental exploration of conformational richness in branched oligothiophenes2014In: Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP, ISSN 1463-9076, E-ISSN 1463-9084, Vol. 16, no 45, p. 24841-24852Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Infrared (IR) absorption and vibrational Raman spectra of a family of branched oligothiophenes have been determined experimentally as well as theoretically. The molecular spectra have been compared to those of the linear analogues, with identification made of spectral features due to structural properties that are valued in organic solar cell applications. The theoretical spectra have been obtained through a newly developed method in which individual conformer spectra, calculated at the time-dependent DFT level in this work, are weighted by statistics extracted from classical molecular dynamics trajectories. The agreement with experiment for the resulting averaged spectra is at least as good as, and often better than, what is observed for Boltzmann-weighted spectra. As the weights are available before the costly step of spectrum calculation, the method has the additional advantage of enabling efficient approximations. For simulating the molecular dynamics of the studied α,β-linked thiophenes and 2-methylthiophenes, high quality parameters have been derived for the CHARMM force field. Furthermore, the temperature dependence of the IR and Raman spectra have been investigated, both experimentally and theoretically.

  • 34.
    Sjöqvist, Jonas
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Computational Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Maria, Jerôme
    Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.
    Simon, Rozalyn
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Linares, Mathieu
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Computational Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Norman, Patrick
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Computational Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Nilsson, Peter
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Lindgren, Mikael
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.
    Toward a molecular understanding of the detection of amyloid proteins with flexible conjugated oligothiophenes2014In: Journal of Physical Chemistry A, ISSN 1089-5639, E-ISSN 1520-5215, Vol. 118, no 42, p. 9820-9827Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Molecular and electronic structures and optical absorption properties of oligothiophenes used for spectral assignment of amyloid deposits have been investigated for a family of probes known as luminescent conjugated oligothiophenes (LCOs). Theoretical absorption spectra have been determined using conformational averaging, combining classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations with quantum mechanical/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) spectrum calculations. Theoretical absorption spectra are in excellent agreement with experiments, showing average errors below 5 nm for absorption maxima. To couple observed properties to molecular structures, a measure of planarity is defined, revealing a strong correlation between the transition wavelength of the first and dominating electronically excited state and dihedral rotations. It is shown that from this correlation, predictions can be made of the absorption properties of probes based only on information from MD trajectories. We show experimentally that red shifts observed in the excitation maxima of LCOs when bound to amyloid protein aggregates are also evident in absorption spectra. We predict that these red shifts are due to conformational restriction of the LCO in a protein binding pocket, causing a planarization of the conjugated backbone. On the basis of our studies of planarity, it is shown that such shifts are both possible and realistic.

  • 35.
    Svensson, David
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Synthesis and characterisation of polyelectrolytes based on polymers of diallyldimethyl ammonium chloride and poly(styrene-co-butadiene)2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In printed electronics there are many polyelectrolytes to choose from. While polyelectrolytes such as polystyrene sulfonic acid can fulfill many ofthe desired functionalities of a semiconductor, there is a need for other polyelectrolytes with other functionalities, such as functionality at low airhumidity and better cross-linking possibilities, while still functioning as a good semiconductor.Within this thesis, there is a description of general polyelectrolytes, as well as various usages.The synthesis and characterization of new polyelectrolytes that have been developed, based upon diallyldimethyl ammonium chloride (DADMAC)and a derivative of polystyrene sulfonic acid (PSSH) is described.The study and experimental testing of the polymers as polyelectrolytes under different conditions is described.

  • 36.
    Tengdelius, Mattias
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Fucoidan-Mimetic Glycopolymers: Synthesis and Biomedical Applications2016Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The marine polysaccharide fucoidan has demonstrated several interesting biological properties, for instance being antiviral, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and platelet activating. Many of these properties are desirable for various biomedical applications. Yet, there are few reports on fucoidan being used in such applications. The reasons for this are primarily the heterogeneity and low structural reproducibility of fucoidan.

    This thesis describes the synthesis of polymers with pendant saccharides bearing the key structural features of fucoidan. These glycopolymers were synthesized via different radical polymerization techniques yielding polymers of different chain lengths and dispersity. These glycopolymers showed antiviral and platelet activating properties similar to those of natural fucoidan, thus making them fucoidan-mimetic glycopolymers. However, compared to fucoidan from natural sources, the fucoidan-mimetic glycopolymers had homogeneous and reproducible structures making them suitable for biomedical applications.

    Further studies demonstrated that platelet activation, caused by these glycopolymers, showed dose-response curves almost identical to fucoidan. The platelet activation was induced via intracellular signaling and caused platelet surface changes similar to those of fucoidan. Fucoidan-mimetic glycopolymers can therefore be used as unique biomolecular tools for studying the molecular and cellular responses of human platelets.

    Fucoidan-mimetic glycopolymers generally assert their antiviral activity by blocking viral entry to host cells, thus inhibiting spreading of the viral infection but not acting virucidal, i.e. not killing the viruses. Introduction of hydrophobic groups to the polymer’s chain ends improved the antiviral properties significantly and is an important step towards yielding glycopolymers with virucidal properties.

    The fucoidan-mimetic glycopolymers were also applied as capping agents when synthesizing gold nanoparticles. These fucoidan-mimetic glycopolymer coated gold nanoparticles showed improved colloidal stability compared to uncapped gold nanoparticles. Furthermore, the nanoparticles also demonstrated selective cytotoxicity against a human colon cancer cell line over fibroblast cells.

  • 37.
    Thinprakong, Chorpure
    Linköping University. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics .
    Excitation transfer between conjugated polyelectrolytes and triplet emitter confined in protein nanowires2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Phosphorescent metal complexes can be incorporated into amyloid-like fibrils, and these fibrils can be decorated with conjugated polyelectrolytes (CPEs). In this study, fac-tris[2-phenylpyridinato-C2,N]irdium(III) complexes [Ir(piq)3] were used as the phosphorescence emitter and Sodium-poly(3-thiophene acetic acid) (PTAA-Na) compounds were used as CPEs. Herein we study the energy transfer processes between the iridium complexes and the CPEs. To investigate these mechanisms, the analysis of the emission quenching and time-resolved measurements were done. Our measurements show that energy can be transfered from singlet state of PTAA to the singlet state of Ir(piq)3. Moreover, incorporation of iridium into amyloid fibrils decreases the importance of energy transfer by the Dexter mechanism. Finally we propose a geometry of interaction to explain the obtained results.

  • 38.
    Thorstensson, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Organic Chemistry . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Structure-Based Design and Synthesis of Protease Inhibitors Using Cycloalkenes as Proline Bioisosteres and Combinatorial Syntheses of a Targeted Library2005Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Structure-based drug design and combinatorial chemistry play important roles in the search for new drugs, and both these elements of medicinal chemistry were included in the present studies. This thesis outlines the synthesis of protease inhibitors against thrombin and the HCV NS3 protease, as well as the synthesis of a combinatorial library using solid phase chemistry.In the current work potent thrombin inhibitors were generated based on the D-Phe-Pro-Arg motif incorporating cyclopentene and cyclohexene scaffolds that were synthesized by ring-closing metathesis chemistry. A structure-activity relationship study was carried out using the crystallographic results for one of the inhibitors co-crystallized with thrombin. HCV NS3 protease inhibitors comprising the proline bioisostere 4-hydroxy-cyclopent-2-ene-1,2-dicarbboxylic acid were synthesized displaying low nanomolar activity. The stereochemistry and regiochemistry of the scaffolds were determined by NOESY and HMBC spectra, respectively. The final diastereomeric target compounds were isolated and annotated by applying TOCSY and ROESY NMR experiments. Furthermore, a 4-phenyl-2-carboxypiperazine targeted combinatorial chemistry library was synthesized to be used early in the lead discovery phase. This was done using a scaffold that was synthesized by palladiumcatalyzed aromatic amination chemistry and subsequently derivatized with eight electrophiles and ten nucleophiles.

  • 39.
    Tian, Xiaohe
    et al.
    Anhui University, Peoples R China.
    Zhang, Qian
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Surface Physics and Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Anhui University, Peoples R China.
    Zhang, Mingzhu
    Anhui University, Peoples R China.
    Uvdal, Kajsa
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Molecular Surface Physics and Nano Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Wang, Qin
    Anhui Agriculture University, Peoples R China.
    Chen, Junyang
    Anhui University, Peoples R China.
    Du, Wei
    Anhui University, Peoples R China.
    Huang, Bei
    Anhui University, Peoples R China.
    Wu, Jieying
    Anhui University, Peoples R China.
    Tian, Yupeng
    Anhui University, Peoples R China; Nanjing University, Peoples R China.
    Probe for simultaneous membrane and nucleus labeling in living cells and in vivo bioimaging using a two-photon absorption water-soluble Zn(II) terpyridine complex with a reduced pi-conjugation system2017In: Chemical Science, ISSN 2041-6520, E-ISSN 2041-6539, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 142-149Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Small, biocompatible and water-soluble molecules with high two-photon absorption (2PA) cross-section values (delta) are in high demand for specific bioimaging applications. Here, two novel terpyridine derivative ligands with donor-acceptor (D-A) (L1) and donor-pi-acceptor (D-pi-A) (L2) models, and their corresponding Zn(II) complexes are designed and characterized. It was found that the two-photon absorption cross section values (d) in the near-infrared region (NIR, about 800 nm) are significantly enhanced for complexes 1 and 2 compared to their free D-A type ligand L1, while those of complexes 3 and 4 were greatly decreased relative to their free ligand L2, thus confirming that the smaller ligand (D-A type) displays a suitable Turn-ON fluorescence pair for two-photon fluorescence microscopy (2PFM). Firstly, the potential of simultaneously labeling a live cell plasma membrane and nucleus using complex 1 is demonstrated. In addition, live larval and adult zebrafish incubated with an optimal concentration of 1 demonstrated clear brain uptake. Lastly and importantly, using such a probe to visualize the blood-brain- barrier (BBB) capillary endothelial cells and penetrate the BBB into the central nervous system (CNS) intravenously in a mouse model is also explored.

  • 40.
    Trupina, Snjezana
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Organic Chemistry . Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
    Synthesis of Metalloporphyrins with Oligothiophenes as Probes for Amyloid Diseases2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abnormal aggregation of misfolded proteins is related to numerous neurodegenerative diseases, which include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and prion diseases. Luminescent conjugated probes (LCPs) have been used as dyes for these supramolecular assemblies termed amyloid fibrils. To these probes, metalloporphyrin (MP) derivates have been attached to achieve new spectroscopic properties, which will allow for new ways to study protein aggregation diseases.

    In this thesis the synthesis of two different LCPs anchored porphyrin derivates are described. The LCPs are synthesized from 3-thiopheneacetic acid and additional thiophene units are added with the use of Suzuki cross coupling reaction. The porphyrin is synthesized from pyrrol, benzaldehyde and methyl-4- formylbenzoate in a condensation reaction. In the first target molecule (TM) the porphyrin and thiophene are coupled with a spacer and the second one is a direct coupling between the two compounds.

  • 41.
    Wallgren, Jakob
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Vikingsson, Svante
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Drug Research. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Johansson, Anders
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Josefsson, Martin
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Green, Henrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Drug Research. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Dahlén, Johan
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Wu, Xiongyu
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Konradsson, Peter
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Synthesis and identification of an important metabolite of AKB-48 with a secondary hydroxyl group on the adamantyl ring2017In: Tetrahedron Letters, ISSN 0040-4039, E-ISSN 1359-8562, Vol. 58, no 15, p. 1456-1458Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Studies on the metabolism of bioactive substances containing the adamantyl moiety have shown that hydroxylation is likely to occur at a tertiary carbon of adamantane. Herein, we report the synthesis and identification of one major metabolite of AKB-48, a new illicit psychoactive substance with a hydroxyl group at a secondary carbon of the adamantyl ring. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

    The full text will be freely available from 2019-02-27 14:42
  • 42.
    Wang, Hui
    et al.
    Wannan Med Coll, Peoples R China.
    Fang, Bin
    Anhui Univ, Peoples R China.
    Zhou, Le
    Wannan Med Coll, Peoples R China.
    Li, Di
    Wannan Med Coll, Peoples R China.
    Kong, Lin
    Anhui Univ, Peoples R China.
    Uvdal, Kajsa
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Molecular Surface Physics and Nano Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Hu, Zhang-Jun
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Molecular Surface Physics and Nano Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    A reversible and highly selective two-photon fluorescent "on-off-on" probe for biological Cu2+ detection2018In: Organic and biomolecular chemistry, ISSN 1477-0520, E-ISSN 1477-0539, Vol. 16, no 13, p. 2264-2268Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A two-photon active probe for physiological copper (Cu2+) detection is expected to play an important role in monitoring biological metabolism. Herein, a novel Schiff base derivative (E)-2,2-((4-((4-(diethylamino)-2-hydroxybenzylidene)amino)phenyl)azanediyl)bis(ethan-1-ol) (L) with remarkable two-photon activity was developed and synthetically investigated. L presents high selectivity and sensitivity for Cu2+ sensing in ethanol/HEPES buffer (v/v, 1:1), which is accompanied by the fluorescence switching off and subsequently on with the addition of EDTA. The mechanism for the detection of Cu2+ is further analyzed using H-1 NMR titration, mass spectra and theoretical calculations. Furthermore, since the probe L possesses good photophysical properties, excellent biocompatibility and low cytotoxicity, it is successfully applied to track Cu2+ in the cellular endoplasmic reticulum by two-photon fluorescence imaging, showing its potential value for practical applications in biological systems.

    The full text will be freely available from 2019-03-05 10:44
  • 43.
    Willén, Daniel
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Organic Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Synthesis of azidoethyl 3,4,6-tri-O-acetyl-α-D-mannopyranoside for future bioconjugation in PET studies2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Positron emission tomography is a powerful imaging method capable of diagnosing and studyingdiseases at atomic levels. The following thesis involves the synthesis of a 2 -deoxy-2 -[18F]uoro-D-glucose derivative able to participate in click chemisty conjugation. The synthesis involves six stepswith D-mannopyranose as starting material; regioselective acetylation and protection of the hydroxylgroup on C-2 of the monosaccharide, glycosylation with 2-azidoethanol, removal of the selectiveprotecting group and substitution of the hydroxyl group on C-2 with uorine. The potential toconjugate the glycoside to other biomolecules and obtain PET data might have uses in diagnosticaland medicinal chemistry.

  • 44.
    Wu, Xiongyu
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Eriksson, Caroline
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Wohlfarth, Ariane
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Drug Research. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. National Board Forens Med, Department Forens Genet and Forens Toxicol, Linkoping, Sweden.
    Wallgren, Jakob
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Kronstrand, Robert
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Drug Research. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. National Board Forens Med, Department Forens Genet and Forens Toxicol, Linkoping, Sweden.
    Josefsson, Martin
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. National Board Forens Med, Department Forens Genet and Forens Toxicol, Linkoping, Sweden.
    Dahlén, Johan
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Konradsson, Peter
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Synthesis and identification of metabolite biomarkers of 25C-NBOMe and 25I-NBOMe2017In: Tetrahedron, ISSN 0040-4020, E-ISSN 1464-5416, Vol. 73, no 45, p. 6393-6400Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Synthetic routes have been developed for synthesis of potential metabolites of 25C-NBOMe and 25I-NBOMe. Nine potential metabolites have been synthesized, among which compounds 8 and 20a could be used as metabolite biomarkers of 25C-NBOMe and 20b of 25I-NBOMe in urinary detection at forensic laboratories to prove intake. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

    The full text will be freely available from 2019-09-18 15:32
  • 45.
    Wu, Xiongyu
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Silverå Ejneby, Malin
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Divison of Neurobiology. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Ottosson, Nina
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Divison of Neurobiology. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Elinder, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Divison of Neurobiology. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Konradsson, Peter
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    A Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling of ortho-Hydroxyaryl Bromide with Isopropenylboronic Pinacol Ester: Synthesis of the Potassium-Channel Opener (+)-Callitrisic Acid2018In: European Journal of Organic Chemistry, ISSN 1434-193X, E-ISSN 1099-0690, no 14, p. 1730-1734Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A Suzuki-Miyaura coupling reaction of ortho-hydroxy-aromatic bromide 8 with isopropenylboronic acid pinacol ester has been investigated. It was found that the catalyst of Pd-2(dba)(3)/PCy3 in dioxan-water gave good yield by suppressing the formation of isomeric side product 14. (+)-Callitrisic acid was synthesized from (+)-podocarpic acid using this condition with an overall yield of 54 % in about five steps. (+)-Callitrisic acid was found to be almost three times more potent than dehydroabietic acid to open a voltage-gated potassium channel.

  • 46.
    Wångsell, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Organic Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Design and Synthesis of Serine and Aspartic Protease Inhibitors2006Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis describes the design and synthesis of compounds that are

    intended to inhibit serine and aspartic proteases. The first part of the text deals with preparation of inhibitors of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3 serine protease. Hepatitis C is predominantly a chronic disease that afflicts about 170 million people worldwide. The NS3 protease, encoded by HCV, is essential for replication of the virus and has become one of the main targets when developing drugs to fight HCV. The inhibitors discussed here constitute surrogates for the widely used N-acyl-hydroxyproline isostere designated 4-hydroxy-cyclopentene. The stereochemistry of the 4-hydroxy-cyclopentene scaffold was determined by nuclear overhauser effect spectroscopy (NOESY) and the regiochemistry by heteronuclear multiple bond correlation (HMBC). The scaffold was decorated with different substituents to obtain both linear and macrocyclic HCV NS3 protease inhibitors that display low nanomolar activity. The second part of the thesis describes the design and synthesis of potential aspartic protease inhibitors. The hydroxyethylene motif was used as a noncleavable transition state isostere. The synthetic route yielded a pivotal intermediate with excellent stereochemical control, which was corroborated by NOESY experiments. This intermediate can be diversified with different substituents to furnish novel aspartic protease inhibitors.

  • 47.
    Zetterström, Susanna
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Organic Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Isolation and synthesis of curcumin2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this thesis was to evaluate pre-existing methods for isolation and synthesis of curcumin. Two different isolation methods were used, where only the extraction step differs from each other. To obtain pure curcumin, column chromatography was needed to separate the compound from its analogues. As for the isolation the synthesis was also carried out by two different methods, the first in a conventional way and the second one by using irradiation of microwaves.

    The result of the experiments shows that by comparing the effectiveness and expense of the methods, the synthesis would probably be the easiest way of obtaining pure compound. Because of the more straightforward method, without cumbersome separation steps from the curcumin analogues, the synthesis was a faster way of obtaining the compound and gave more pure curcumin than the isolation procedures from turmeric.

  • 48.
    Zhang, Jun
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Sandberg, Alexander
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Konsmo, Audun
    Norwegian Univ Sci and Technol, Norway.
    Wu, Xiongyu
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Nyström, Sofie
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Nilsson, Peter
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Konradsson, Peter
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    LeVine, Harry III
    Univ Kentucky, KY 40536 USA.
    Lindgren, Mikael
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Norwegian Univ Sci and Technol, Norway.
    Hammarström, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Detection and Imaging of A beta 1-42 and Tau Fibrils by Redesigned Fluorescent X-34 Analogues2018In: Chemistry - A European Journal, ISSN 0947-6539, E-ISSN 1521-3765, Vol. 24, no 28, p. 7210-7216Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We revisited the Congo red analogue 2,5-bis(4-hydroxy-3-carboxy-styryl)benzene (X-34) to develop this highly fluorescent amyloid dye for imaging Alzheimers disease (AD) pathology comprising A beta and Tau fibrils. A selection of ligands with distinct optical properties were synthesized by replacing the central benzene unit of X-34, with other heterocyclic moieties. Full photophysical characterization was performed, including recording absorbance and fluorescence spectra, Stokes shift, quantum yield and fluorescence lifetimes. All ligands displayed high affinity towards recombinant amyloid fibrils of A beta 1-42 (13-300nmK(d)) and Tau (16-200nmK(d)) as well as selectivity towards the corresponding disease-associated protein aggregates in AD tissue. We observed that these ligands efficiently displaced X-34, but not Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) from recombinant A beta 1-42 amyloid fibrils, arguing for retained targeting of the Congo red type binding site. We foresee that the X-34 scaffold offers the possibility to develop novel high-affinity ligands for A pathology found in human AD brain in a different mode compared with PiB, potentially recognizing different polymorphs of A fibrils.

  • 49.
    Åslund, Andreas
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Organic Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Nilsson, Peter
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Organic Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Konradsson, Peter
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Organic Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Synthesis of a pentathiophene fluorescent probe, 4’,3’’’-Bis-carboxymethyl-[2,2’;5’,2’’;5’’,2’’’;5’’’,2’’’‘]quinquethiophene-5,5’2010In: Nature Protocols, ISSN 1754-2189Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Poly and oligo-thiophenes have previously been used for in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo imaging of protein aggregates. The probe (p-FTAA) has been developed for the purpose of in vivo staining of protein aggregates such as amyloid deposits. It effectively passes the blood brain barrier and imaging can be performed live with two-photon imaging or ex vivo.

    The straightforward synthesis of p-FTAA, including two Suzuki couplings, makes it an attractive probe for studies of most diseases involving protein aggregates.

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