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  • 101. Siqueira, Fernanda A.
    et al.
    Ishikawa, Eloisa E.
    Fogaça, André
    Faccio, Andréa T.
    Carneiro, Vânia M. T.
    Soares, Rafael R. S.
    Utaka, Aline
    Tébéka, Iris R. M.
    Bielawski, Marcin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Olofsson, Berit
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Silva Jr., Luiz F.
    Metal-Free Synthesis of Indanes by Iodine(III)-Mediated Ring Contraction of 1,2-Dihydronaphthalenes2011In: Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, ISSN 0103-5053, E-ISSN 1678-4790, Vol. 22, no 9, p. 1795-1807Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A metal-free protocol was developed to synthesize indanes by ring contraction of 1,2-dihydronaphthalenes promoted by PhI(OH)OTs (HTIB or Koser’s reagent). This oxidative rearrangement can be performed in several solvents (MeOH, CH3CN, 2,2,2-trifluoroethanol (TFE), 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoroisopropanol (HFIP), and a 1:4 mixture of TFE:CH2Cl2) under mild conditions. The ring contraction diastereoselectively gives functionalized trans-1,3-disubstituted indanes, which are difficult to obtain in synthetic organic chemistry.

  • 102. Sobkowski, Michał
    et al.
    Jankowska, Jadwiga
    Stawinski, Jacek
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Kraszewski, Adam
    Unusual stereochemistry of esterification of uridine 3'-H-phosphonothioate2011In: Phosphorus Sulfur and Silicon and the Related Elements, ISSN 1042-6507, E-ISSN 1563-5325, Vol. 186, no 4, p. 952-955Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    According to 31P-NMR correlation analysis, reactive derivatives of uridine 3'-H-phosphonothioatereact with O-nucleophiles, probably with retention of configuration.

  • 103. Sollert, Carina
    et al.
    Borbas, Eszter
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Preparation of glycosylated pyrroles, and their use in the synthesis of analogs of the multi drug resistance-reversing natural product Tolyporphin2011In: Abstracts of Papers, 242nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Denver, CO, United States, August 28-September 1, 2011, 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    We present methods for the highly regio- and stereoselective synthesis of glycosylated pyrroles, and the incorporation of these compds. into larger oligopyrrolic architectures (dipyrromethanes, porphyrins, chlorins).  The flexibility of the synthesis enables the rapid generation of a wide  variety of structures.  The products are expected to be useful as synthetically accessible analogs of the biol. active natural product Tolyporphin, as well as imaging tools for biomedical applications.

  • 104.
    Svensson, Mona V.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Weintraub, Andrej
    Widmalm, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Structural elucidation of the O-antigenic polysaccharide from Escherichia coli O1752011In: Carbohydrate Research, ISSN 0008-6215, E-ISSN 1873-426X, Vol. 346, no 3, p. 449-453Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The structure of the O-antigen polysaccharide (PS) from Escherichia coli O175 has been elucidated. Component analysis together with 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy experiments were used to determine the structure. Inter-residue correlations were determined by 1H,1H-NOESY, and 1H,13C-heteronuclear multiple-bond correlation experiments. The PS is composed of pentasaccharide repeating units with the following structure:

    →2)-α-d-Glcp-(1→4)-α-d-GlcpA-(1→3)-α-d-Manp-(1→2)-α-d-Manp-(1→3)-β-d-GalpNAc-(1→

    Cross-peaks of low intensity from an α-linked glucopyranosyl residue were present in the 1H,1H-TOCSY NMR spectra. The α-d-Glcp residue is suggested to originate from the terminal part of the polysaccharide and consequently the biological repeating unit has a 3-substituted N-acetyl-d-galactosamine residue at its reducing end. The repeating unit of the E. coli O175 O-antigen is similar to those from E. coli O22 and O83, both of which carry an α-d-Glcp-(1→4)-d-GlcpA structural element, thereby explaining the reported cross-reactivities between the strains.

  • 105.
    Svensson, Mona V.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Weintraub, Andrej
    Widmalm, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Structural studies of the O-antigenic polysaccharide from Escherichia coli O1772011In: Carbohydrate Research, ISSN 0008-6215, E-ISSN 1873-426X, Vol. 346, no 14, p. 2300-2303Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The structure of the O-antigen polysaccharide (PS) from Escherichia coli O177 has been determined. Component analysis together with 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy experiments was used to determine the structure. Inter-residue correlations were determined by 1H,13C-heteronuclear multiple-bond correlation and 1H,1H-NOESY experiments. PS is composed of tetrasaccharide repeating units with the following structure:

    →2)-α-l-Rhap-(1→3)-α-l-FucpNAc-(1→3)-α-l-FucpNAc-(1→3)-β-d-GlcpNAc-(1→

    An α-l-Rhap residue is suggested to be present at the terminal part of the polysaccharide, which on average is composed of ∼20 repeating units, since the 1H and 13C chemical shifts of an α-linked rhamnopyranosyl group could be assigned by a combination of 2D NMR spectra. Consequently, the biological repeating unit has a 3-substituted N-acetyl-d-glucosamine residue at its reducing end. The repeating unit of the E. coli O177 O-antigen shares the →3)-α-l-FucpNAc-(1→3)-β-d-GlcpNAc-(1→ structural element with the O-antigen from E. coli O15 and this identity may then explain the reported cross-reactivity between the strains.

  • 106.
    Svensson, Mona V.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Zhang, Xue
    Huttunen, Eine
    Widmalm, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Structural studies of the capsular polysaccharide produced by Leuconostoc mesenteroides ssp. cremoris PIA22011In: Biomacromolecules, ISSN 1525-7797, E-ISSN 1526-4602, Vol. 12, no 7, p. 2496-2501Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The structure of the capsular polysaccharide (CPS) produced by Leuconostoc mesenteroides ssp. cremoris PIA2 has been determined using component analysis and NMR spectroscopy. 1H and 13C resonances were assigned using 2D NMR experiments, and sequential information was obtained by 1H,1H-NOESY and 1H,13C-HMBC experiments. The CPS consists of linear pentasaccharide repeating units with the following structure: →3)-β-d-Galf-(1→6)-β-d-Galf-(1→2)-β-d-Galf-(1→6)-β-d-Galf-(1→3)-β-d-Galp-(1→, in which four out of the five sugar residues have the furanoid ring form, a structural entity found in bacteria but not in mammals. The analysis of the magnitude of the homonuclear three-bond coupling constants of the anomeric protons for the five-membered sugar rings indicates that the sugar residues substituted at a primary carbon atom show one kind of conformational preferences, whereas those substituted at a secondary carbon atom show another kind of conformational preferences.

  • 107.
    Säwén, Elin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    NMR spectroscopy and MD simulations of carbohydrates2011Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Knowledge about the structure, conformation and dynamics of carbohydrates is important in our understanding of the way carbohydrates function in biological systems, for example in intermolecular signaling and recognition. This thesis is a summary of five papers studying these properties in carbohydrate-containing molecules with NMR spectroscopy and molecular dynamics simulations.

    In paper I, the ring-conformations of the six-membered rings of two carbaiduronic analogs were investigated. These carbasugars could potentially be used as hydrolytically stable mimics of iduronic acid in drugs. The study showed that the equilibrium is entirely shifted towards the 4C1 conformation.

    Paper II is an investigation of the conformational flexibility and dynamics of two (1→6)-linked disaccharides related to an oligosaccharide epitope expressed on malignant tumor cells.

    In paper III, the conformational space of the glycosidic linkage of an alfa-(1→2) linked mannose disaccharide present in N- and O-linked glycoproteins, was studied. A maximum entropy analysis using different priors as background information was used and four new Karplus equations for 3JC,C and 3JC,H coupling constants, related to the glycosidic linkage, were presented.

    Paper IV describes a structural elucidation of the exopolysaccharide (EPS) produced by Streptococcus thermophilus ST1, a major dairy starter used in yoghurt and cheese production. The EPS contains a hexasaccharide repeating unit of d-galactose and d-glucose residues, which is a new EPS structure of the S. thermophilus species.

    In paper V, the dynamics of three generations of glycodendrimers were investigated by NMR diffusion and 13C NMR relaxation studies. Three different correlations times were identified, one global correlation time describing the rotation of the dendrimer as a whole, one local correlation time describing the reorientation of the C-H vectors, and one correlation time describing the pulsation of a dendrimer branch.

  • 108.
    Säwén, Elin
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Stevensson, Baltzar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK), Physical Chemistry.
    Östervall, Jennie
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK), Physical Chemistry.
    Maliniak, Arnold
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK), Physical Chemistry.
    Widmalm, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Molecular conformations in the pentasaccharide LNF-1 derived from NMR spectroscopy and molecular dynamics simulations2011In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, ISSN 1520-6106, E-ISSN 1520-5207, Vol. 115, no 21, p. 7109-7121Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The conformational dynamics of the human milk oligosaccharide lacto-N-fucopentaose (LNF-1), α-l-Fucp-(1 → 2)-β-d-Galp-(1 → 3)-β-d-GlcpNAc-(1 → 3)-β-d-Galp-(1 → 4)-d-Glcp, has been analyzed using NMR spectroscopy and molecular dynamics (MD) computer simulations. Employing the Hadamard 13C-excitation technique and the J-HMBC experiment, 1H,13C trans-glycosidic J coupling constants were obtained, and from one- and two-dimensional 1H,1H T-ROESY experiments, proton–proton cross-relaxation rates were determined in isotropic D2O solution. In the lyotropic liquid-crystalline medium consisting of ditetradecylphosphatidylcholine, dihexylphosphatidylcholine, N-cetyl-N,N,N-trimethylammonium bromide, and D2O, 1H, 1H and one-bond 1H, 13C residual dipolar couplings (RDCs), as well as relative sign information on homonuclear RDCs, were determined for the pentasaccharide. Molecular dynamics simulations with explicit water were carried out from which the internal isomerization relaxation time constant, τN, was calculated for transitions at the ψ torsion angle of the β-(1 → 3) linkage to the lactosyl group in LNF-1. Compared to the global reorientation time, τM, of 0.6 ns determined experimentally in D2O solution, the time constant for the isomerization relaxation process, τN(scaled), is about one-third as large. The NMR parameters derived from the isotropic solution show very good agreement with those calculated from the MD simulations. The only notable difference occurs at the reducing end, which should be more flexible than observed by the molecular simulation, a conclusion in complete agreement with previous 13C NMR relaxation data. A hydrogen-bond analysis of the MD simulation revealed that inter-residue hydrogen bonds on the order of 30% were present across the glycosidic linkages to sugar ring oxygens. This finding highlights that intramolecular hydrogen bonds might be important in preserving well-defined structures in otherwise flexible molecules. An analysis including generalized order parameters obtained from nuclear spin relaxation experiments was performed and successfully shown to limit the conformational space accessible to the molecule when the number of experimental data are too scarce for a complete conformational analysis.

  • 109.
    Söderberg, Linda
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Laven, Gaston
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Kalek, Marcin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Stawinski, Jacek
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    (31)P NMR AND COMPUTATIONAL STUDIES ON STEREOCHEMISTRY OF CONVERSION OF PHOSPHORAMIDATE DIESTERS INTO THE CORRESPONDING PHOSPHOTRIESTERS2011In: Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids, ISSN 1525-7770, E-ISSN 1532-2335, Vol. 30, no 7-9, p. 552-564Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    (31)P NMR spectroscopy was used to investigate a stereochemical course of a nitrite-promoted conversion of phosphoramidate diesters into the corresponding phosphotriesters. It was found that this reaction occurred with almost complete epimerization at the phosphorus center and at the C1 atom in the amine moiety. On the basis of the (31)P NMR data, a plausible mechanism for the reaction was proposed. The density functional theory calculation of the key step of the reaction, i.e., breaking of the P-N bond and formation of the P-O bond, suggested a one-step S(N)2(P) process with retention of configuration at the phosphorus center.

  • 110.
    Tinnis, Fredrik
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Adolfsson, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Ruthenium catalyzed asymmetric transfer hydrogenation employing novel bidentate abnormal NHC ligands2011Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    N-Heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) have been successfully employed as ligands in iridium, rhodium and ruthenium catalyzed transfer hydrogenation reactions. However, there are few reports on the use of catalysts containing chiral NHC ligands for this particular transformation. Furthermore, to the best of our knowledge there are no reports on the use of catalysts based on abnormal NHC ligands in asymmetric transfer hydrogenations. In this work we have prepared novel chiral bidentate NHCs that have the potential for an abnormal binding mode to transitionmetals. Ruthenium complexes of these ligands were employed in the asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of ketones in 2-propanol.

  • 111. Tong, Lianpeng
    et al.
    Duan, Lele
    Xu, Yunhua
    Privalov, Timofei
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Sun, Licheng
    Structural Modifications of Mononuclear Ruthenium Complexes: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study on the Kinetics of Ruthenium-Catalyzed Water Oxidation2011In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition, ISSN 1433-7851, E-ISSN 1521-3773, Vol. 50, no 2, p. 445-449Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 112.
    Träff, Annika
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Asymmetric transformation of ß- and γ-functionalized alcohols: Study of combined ruthenium-catalyzed racemization and enzymatic resolution2011Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The major part of this thesis describes the asymmetric synthesis of β- and γ-amino alcohols through the combination of ruthenium catalyzed racemization and enzymatic kinetic resolution.

    The dynamic kinetic resolution, DKR, protocol for chlorohydrins was improved by employing Bäckvall’s catalyst, which is a base activated racemization catalyst, in combination with Burkholderia cepacia lipase. These optimized conditions broadened the substrate scope and improved the yields and ee’s of the obtained chlorohydrin acetates. The utility of the method was demonstrated in the synthesis of (S)-salbutamol.

    In the second part of the thesis, DKR was utilized in the enantio-determining step of the total synthesis of (R)-duloxetine. Optimized DKR conditions, combining Bäckvall’s catalyst together with Candida antarctica lipase B, afforded a β-cyano acetate in high yield and ee. (R)-Duloxetine was accessible through synthetic alterations of the enantioenriched β-cyano acetate in high overall yield.

    A dynamic kinetic asymmetric transformation, DYKAT, protocol to obtain enantio- and diastereomerically pure γ-amino alcohols was developed. In a first step N-Boc-aminoketones were obtained in high enantiomeric purity through a proline-catalyzed Mannich reaction. Subsequent in situ reduction coupled with a highly efficient DYKAT yielded γ-amino acetates in high dr and ee. The γ-amino alcohols were available through simple hydrolysis/deprotection with retained stereochemistry.

    In the final part of the thesis a heterogeneous bifunctional catalytic system is reported, which combines the catalytic properties of transition metal-catalyzed racemization with enzymatic acylation. A novel ruthenium-phosphonate complex was synthesized and then covalently anchored to the active site of solid supported Candida antarctica lipase B. The partially inhibited beads proved to be catalytically active both in racemization as well as enzymatic acylation.

  • 113.
    Träff, Annika
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Lihammar, Richard
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bäckvall, Jan-E.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    A Chemoenzymatic Dynamic Kinetic Resolution Approach to Enantiomerically Pure (R)- and (S)-Duloxetine2011In: Journal of Organic Chemistry, ISSN 0022-3263, E-ISSN 1520-6904, Vol. 76, no 10, p. 3917-3921Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The synthesis of (R)-duloxetine is described. Dynamic kinetic resolution of β-hydroxynitrile rac-1 using Candida antarctica lipase B (CALB, N435) and ruthenium catalyst 6 afforded β-cyano acetate (R)-2 in high yield and in excellent enantioselectivity (98% ee). The subsequent synthetic steps were straightforward and (R)-duloxetine was isolated in 37% overall yield over 6 steps. The synthetic route also constitute a formal total synthesis of (S)-duloxetine.

  • 114.
    Träff, Annika
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Solarte, Carmen E.
    Bäckvall, Jan-Erling
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Chemoenzymatic dynamic kinetic resolution as a key step in the enantioselective synthesis of (S)-salbutamol2011In: Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications, ISSN 0010-0765, E-ISSN 1212-6950, Vol. 76, no 7, p. 919-927Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The synthesis of (S)-salbutamol is described.  By utilizing DKR in the enantiodetermining step, employing Burkholderia cepacia lipase (PS-IM), (S)-acetate ((S)-6) was obtained in excellent enantiomeric excess (98%).  The subsequent transformations yielded the salt of (S)-salbutamol with retained stereochem.

  • 115.
    Verho, Oscar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Transition metal-catalyzed hydrogen transfer processes2011Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The first part describes the synthesis of new analogues of Bäckvall’s catalyst with varying electronic properties and their application in the racemization of sec-alcohols. The racemization involves two key steps: (i) β-hydride elimination (dehydrogenation of the alcohol) and (ii) hydride re-addition to the intermediate ketone. The obtained results confirmed our previous theory that the electronic properties of the substrate determine which of these two steps that is rate-determining. Furthermore, it was demonstrated that a dramatic increase in racemization rate could be obtained by matching the electronic properties of catalyst and substrate.

    The second part describes mechanistic studies done on Bäckvall’s catalyst, where the exchange of carbon monoxide was investigated. By monitoring the uptake of 13C-labeled CO by 13C NMR spectroscopy, we could observe that the CO-exchange was approximately 20 times faster in the catalytically active tBuO-species than in the chloride precatalyst. Furthermore, an inhibitory effect could be observed in the racemization reaction of (S)-1-phenylethanol upon addition of CO. These results provide strong experimental support for reversible CO dissociation as a key step in the racemization mechanism of sec-alcohols.

    The third part describes the synthesis and characterization of highly dispersed palladium nanoparticles immobilized on amino-functionalized siliceous mesocellular foam. The catalyst exhibited high activity in the aerobic oxidation of a wide range of primary and secondary alcohols, when using air as source of oxygen. Moreover, the catalyst exhibited excellent recyclability and negligible leaching, making it an environmentally friendly alternative for these transformations.

  • 116.
    Verho, Oscar
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Johnston, Eric
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Karlsson, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bäckvall, Jan-E.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Tuning of the Electronic Properties of a Cyclopentadienylruthenium Catalyst to Match Racemization of Electron-Rich and Electron-Deficient Alcohols2011In: Chemistry - A European Journal, ISSN 0947-6539, E-ISSN 1521-3765, Vol. 17, no 40, p. 11216-11222Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The synthesis of a new series of cyclopentadienylruthenium catalysts with varying electronic properties and their application in racemization of secondary alcohols are described. These racemizations involve two key steps: 1) β-hydride elimination (dehydrogenation) and 2) re-addition of the hydride to the intermediate ketone. The results obtained confirm our previous theory that the electronic properties of the substrate determine which of these two steps is rate determining. For an electron-deficient alcohol the rate-determining step is the β-hydride elimination (dehydrogenation), whereas for an electron-rich alcohol the re-addition of the hydride becomes the rate-determining step. By matching the electronic properties of the catalyst with the electronic properties of the alcohol, we have now shown that a dramatic increase in racemization rate can be obtained. For example, electron-deficient alcohol 15 racemized 30 times faster with electron-deficient catalyst 6 than with the unmodified standard catalyst 4. The application of these protocols will extend the scope of cyclopentadienylruthenium catalysts in racemization and dynamic kinetic resolution.

  • 117. von der Lieth, Claus-Wilhelm
    et al.
    Ardà Freire, Ana
    Blank, Dennis
    Campbell, Matthew P.
    Ceroni, Alessio
    Damerell, David R.
    Dell, Anne
    Dwek, Raymond A.
    Ernst, Beat
    Fogh, Rasmus
    Frank, Martin
    Geyer, Hildegard
    Geyer, Rudolf
    Harrison, Mathew J.
    Henrick, Kim
    Herget, Stefan
    Hull, William E.
    Ionides, John
    Joshi, Hiren J.
    Kamerling, Johannis P.
    Leeflang, Bas R.
    Lütteke, Thomas
    Lundborg, Magnus
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Maass, Kai
    Merry, Anthony
    Ranzinger, René
    Rosen, Jimmy
    Royle, Louise
    Rudd, Pauline M.
    Schloissnig, Siegfried
    Stenutz, Roland
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Vranken, Wim F.
    Widmalm, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Haslam, Stuart M.
    EUROCarbDB: an open-access platform for glycoinformatics2011In: Glycobiology, ISSN 0959-6658, E-ISSN 1460-2423, Vol. 21, no 4, p. 493-502Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The EUROCarbDB project is a design study for a technical framework, which provides sophisticated, freely accessible, open-source informatics tools and databases to support glycobiology and glycomic research. EUROCarbDB is a relational database containing glycan structures, their biological context and, when available, primary and interpreted analytical data from high-performance liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance experiments. Database content can be accessed via a web-based user interface. The database is complemented by a suite of glycoinformatics tools, specifically designed to assist the elucidation and submission of glycan structure and experimental data when used in conjunction with contemporary carbohydrate research workflows. All software tools and source code are licensed under the terms of the Lesser General Public License, and publicly contributed structures and data are freely accessible. The public test version of the web interface to the EUROCarbDB can be found at http://www.ebi.ac.uk/eurocarb.

  • 118. Wangsell, Fredrik
    et al.
    Nordeman, Patrik
    Savmarker, Jonas
    Emanuelsson, Rikard
    Jansson, Katarina
    Lindberg, Jimmy
    Rosenquist, Asa
    Samuelsson, Bertil
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Larhed, Mats
    Investigation of alpha-phenylnorstatine and alpha-benzylnorstatine as transition state isostere motifs in the search for new BACE-1 inhibitors2011In: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, ISSN 0968-0896, E-ISSN 1464-3391, Vol. 19, no 1, p. 145-155Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Inhibition of the BACE-1 protease enzyme has over the recent decade developed into a promising drug strategy for Alzheimer therapy. In this report, more than 20 new BACE-1 protease inhibitors based on alpha-phenylnorstatine, alpha-benzylnorstatine, iso-serine, and beta-alanine moieties have been prepared. The inhibitors were synthesized by applying Fmoc solid phase methodology and evaluated for their inhibitory properties. The most potent inhibitor, tert-alcohol containing (R)-12 (IC(50) = 0.19 mu M) was co-crystallized in the active site of the BACE-1 protease, furnishing a novel binding mode in which the N-terminal amine makes a hydrogen bond to one of the catalytic aspartic acids.

  • 119.
    Warner, Madeleine C.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Casey, Charles P.
    Bäckvall, Jan-E.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Shvo's Catalyst in Hydrogen Transfer Reactions2011In: BIFUNCTIONAL MOLECULAR CATALYSIS, 2011, p. 85-125Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter reviews the use of Shvo's catalyst in various hydrogen transfer reactions and also discusses the mechanism of the hydrogen transfer. The Shvo catalyst is very mild to use since no activation by base is required in the transfer hydrogenation of ketones or imines or in the transfer dehydrogenation of alcohols and amines. The Shvo catalyst has also been used as an efficient racemization catalyst for alcohols and amines. Many applications of the racemization reaction are found in the combination with enzymatic resolution leading to a dynamic kinetic resolution (DKR). In these dynamic resolutions, the yield based on the starting material can theoretically reach 100%. The mechanism of the hydrogen transfer from the Shvo catalyst to ketones (aldehydes) and imines as well as the dehydrogenation of alcohols and amines has been studied in detail over the past decade. It has been found that for ketones (aldehydes) and alcohols, there is a concerted transfer of the two hydrogens involved, whereas for typical amines and imines, there is a stepwise transfer of the two hydrogens. One important question is whether the substrate is coordinated to the metal or not in the hydrogen transfer step(s). The pathway involving coordination to activate the substrate is called the inner-sphere mechanism, whereas transfer of hydrogen without coordination is called the outer-sphere mechanism. These mechanistic proposals together with experimental and theoretical studies are discussed.

  • 120.
    Warner, Madeleine C
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Verho, Oscar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bäckvall, Jan-E.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    CO dissociation mechanism in racemization of alcohols by a cyclopentadienyl ruthenium dicarbonyl catalyst2011In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0002-7863, E-ISSN 1520-5126, Vol. 133, no 9, p. 2820-2823Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    13CO exchange studies of racemization catalyst (η5-Ph5C5)Ru(CO)2Cl and (η5-Ph5C5)Ru(CO)2(Ot-Bu) by 13C NMR spectroscopy are reported. CO exchange for the active catalyst form, (η5-Ph5C5)Ru(CO)2(Ot-Bu) is approximately 20 times faster than that for the precatalyst (η5-Ph5C5)Ru(CO)2Cl. An inhibition on the rate of racemization of (S)-1-phenylethanol was observed on addition of CO. These results support the hypothesis that CO dissociation is a key step in the racemization of sec-alcohols by (η5-Ph5C5)Ru(CO)2Cl, as also predicted by DFT calculations.

  • 121.
    Widmalm, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Computational and experimental analysis of oligosaccharide conformation and dynamics2011In: Abstracts of Papers, 241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Anaheim, CA, United States, March 27-31, 2011, American Chemical Society (ACS), 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Carbohydrate structures in the form of glycoconjugates are found in Nature, e.g., as N- and O-linked glycoproteins, glycolipids, short-chain lipopolysaccharides also referred to as lipooligosaccharides and saponins.  The carbohydrate constituent may be studied as part of the glycoconjugate or as oligosaccharides. A number of experimental biophysical techniques are available in order to investigate their conformation and dynamics, in particular, NMR spectroscopy, both in solution and in the solid state, X-ray diffraction on crystals, neutron diffraction with isotopic substitution carried out in the solution state, optical rotation, ultrasonic relaxation and more recently Raman optical activity. Computational approaches including molecular mechanics,1 molecular dynamics simulations,2 ab initio and DFT methods3 may subsequently be employed to study and interpret conformational equilibria based on experimental data. The use of carbon-13 site-specifically synthesized oligosaccharides for obtaining, in particular, conformationally dependent trans-glycosidic homo- and heteronuclear coupling constants and interpretation of conformational equilibria from these based on recently developed Karplus-type relationships for spin-spin coupling constants over three bonds4 will be presented for different oligosaccharides in quest for a description of the population distribution of the torsion angles at the glycosidic linkage.

  • 122. Wieczorek, Birgit
    et al.
    Träff, Annika
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Krumlinde, Patrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Dijkstra, Harm P.
    Egmond, Maarten R.
    van Koten, Gerard
    Bäckvall, Jan-Erling
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Klein Gebbink, Robertus J. M.
    Covalent anchoring of a racemization catalyst to CALB-beads: towards dual immobilization of DKR catalysts2011In: Tetrahedron Letters, ISSN 0040-4039, E-ISSN 1359-8562, Vol. 52, no 14, p. 1601-1604Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The preparation of a heterogeneous bifunctional catalytic system, combining the catalytic properties of an organometallic catalyst (racemization) with those of an enzyme (enantioselective acylation) is described. A novel ruthenium phosphonate inhibitor was synthesized and covalently anchored to a lipase immobilized on a solid support (CALB, Novozym® 435). The immobilized bifunctional catalytic system showed activity in both racemization of (S)-1-phenylethanol and selective acylation of 1-phenylethanol.

  • 123.
    Xu, Yunhua
    et al.
    Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).
    Duan, Lele
    Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).
    Åkermark, Torbjörn
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Tong, Lianpeng
    Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).
    Lee, Bao-Lin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Zhang, Rong
    Dalian University of Technology (DUT), (P.R. China).
    Åkermark, Björn
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Sun, Licheng
    Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Synthesis and catalytic water oxidation activities of ruthenium complexes containing neutral ligands2011In: Chemistry - A European Journal, ISSN 0947-6539, E-ISSN 1521-3765, Vol. 17, no 34, p. 9520-9528Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Two dinuclear and one mononuclear ruthenium complexes containing neutral polypyridyl ligands have been synthesised as pre-water oxidation catalysts and characterised by 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy and ESI-MS. Their catalytic water oxidation properties in the presence of [Ce-(NH4)2(NO3)6] (CeIV) as oxidant at pH 1.0 have been investigated. At low concentrations of CeIV (5 mM), high turnover numbers of up to 4500 have been achieved. An 18O-labelling experiment established that both O atoms in the evolved O2 originate from water. Combined electrochemical study and electrospray ionisation mass spectrometric analysis suggest that ligand exchange between coordinated 4-picoline and free water produces Ru aquo species as the real water oxidation catalysts.

  • 124. Yang, Tao
    et al.
    Bartoszewicz, Agnieszka
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Ju, Jing
    Sun, Junliang
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Liu, Zheng
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Zou, Xiaodong
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Wang, Yingxia
    Li, Guobao
    Liao, Fuhui
    Martin-Matute, Belen
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Lin, Jianhua
    Microporous Aluminoborates with Large Channels: Structural and Catalytic Properties2011In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition, ISSN 1433-7851, E-ISSN 1521-3773, Vol. 50, no 52, p. 12555-12558Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 125. Číhalová, Sylva
    et al.
    Dziedzic, Pawel
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Córdova, Armando
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Veselý, Jan
    Asymmetric Aza-Morita–Baylis–Hillman-type reactions: The highly enantioselective reaction between unmodified α,β-unsaturated aldehydes and N-acylimines by organo-co-catal2011In: Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, ISSN 1615-4150, E-ISSN 1615-4169, Vol. 353, no 7, p. 1096-1108Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The highly enantioselective organo-co-catalytic aza-Morita–Baylis–Hillman (MBH)-type reaction between N-carbamate-protected imines and α,β-unsaturated aldehydes has been developed. The organic co-catalytic system of proline and 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane (DABCO) enables the asymmetric synthesis of the corresponding N-Boc- and N-Cbz-protected β-amino-α-alkylidene-aldehydes in good to high yields and up to 99% ee. In the case of aza-MBH-type addition of enals to phenylprop-2-ene-1-imines, the co-catalytic reaction exhibits excellent 1,2-selectivity. The organo-co-catalytic aza-MBH-type reaction can also be performed by the direct highly enantioselective addition of α,β-unsaturated aldehydes to bench-stableN-carbamate-protected α-amidosulfones to give the corresponding β-amino-α-alkylidene-aldehydes with up to 99% ee.The organo-co-catalytic aza-MBH-type reaction is also an expeditious entry to nearly enantiomerically pure β-amino-α-alkylidene-amino acids and β-amino-α-alkylidene-lactams (99% ee). The mechanism and stereochemistry of the chiral amine and DABCO co-catalyzed aza-MBH-type reaction arealso discussed.

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