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  • 451. Gao, Yan
    et al.
    Liu, Jianhui
    Na, Yong
    Åkermark, Björn
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Sun, Licheng
    Synthesis and characterization of manganese and copper corrole xanthene complexes as catalysts for water oxidation2007In: Tetrahedron, ISSN 0040-4020, Vol. 63, no 9, p. 1987-1994Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 452.
    Gao, Yan
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Åkermark, Torbjörn
    Liu, Jianhui
    Sun, Licheng
    Åkermark, Björn
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Nucleophilic attack of hydroxide on a MnV oxo complex: a model of the O-O bond formation in the oxygen evolving complex of photosystem II2009In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0002-7863, E-ISSN 1520-5126, Vol. 131, no 25, p. 8726-8727Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 453.
    Gemma, Emiliano
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Synthesis of Oligosaccharides for Interaction Studies with Various Lectins2005Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this thesis, the syntheses of oligosaccharides for interaction studies with various lectins are described. The first section reports the syntheses of tetra, tri- and disaccharides corresponding to truncated versions of the glucosylated arm of Glc1Man9(GlcNAc)2, found in the biosynthesis of N-glycans. The thermodynamic parameters of their interaction with calreticulin, a lectin assisting and promoting the correct folding of newly synthesised glycoproteins, were established by isothermal titration calorimetry. In the second section, a new synthetic pathway leading to the same tetra- and trisaccharides is discussed. Adoption of a convergent strategy and of a different protecting group pattern resulted in significantly increased yields of the target structures. The third section describes the syntheses of a number of monodeoxy-trisaccharides related to the above trisaccharide Glc-α-(1→3)-Man-α-(1→2)-Man-α-OMe. Differentsynthetic approaches were explored and the choice of early introduction of the deoxy functionality proved the most beneficial. In the last section, the synthesis of spacer-linked LacNAc dimers as substrates for the lectins galectin-1 and -3 is presented. This synthesis was realized by glycosidation of a number diols with peracetylated LacNAc-oxazoline. Pyridinium triflate was tested as a new promoter, affording the target dimers in high yields. This promoter in combination with microwave irradiation gave even higher yields and also shortened the reaction times.

  • 454.
    Gemma, Emiliano
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Lahmann, Martina
    Oscarson, Stefan
    Synthesis of monodeoxy analogues of the trisaccharide α-D-Glcp-(1→3)-α-D-Manp-(1→2)-α-D-ManpManuscript (Other academic)
  • 455.
    Gemma, Emiliano
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Lahmann, Martina
    Oscarson, Stefan
    Synthesis of the tetrasaccharide α-D-Glcp-(1→3)-α-D-Manp-(1→2)-α-D-Manp-(1→2)-α-D-Manp recognised by Calreticulin/Calnexin2005In: Carbohydrate Research, ISSN 0008-6215, E-ISSN 1873-426X, Vol. 340, no 16, p. 2558-2562Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The title compound as its methyl glycoside was efficiently synthesized using a block synthesis approach. Halide-assisted glycosidations between 6-O-acetyl-2,3,4-tri-O-benzyl-α-d-glucopyranosyl iodide and ethyl 2-O-acetyl-4,6-di-O-benzyl-1-thio-α-d-mannopyranoside using triphenylphosphine oxide as promoter yielded, with complete α-selectivity, a disaccharide building block in high yield. The perbenzylated derivative of this proved to be an excellent donor affording 88% of the protected target tetrasaccharide in an NIS/AgOTf-promoted coupling to a known methyl dimannoside acceptor. Deprotection through catalytic hydrogenolysis then gave the target compound in 47% overall yield.

  • 456. George, Riham F.
    et al.
    Ismail, Nasser S. M.
    Stawinski, Jacek
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Girgis, Adel S.
    Design, synthesis and QSAR studies of dispiroindole derivatives as new antiproliferative agents2013In: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, ISSN 0223-5234, E-ISSN 1768-3254, Vol. 68, p. 339-351Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A variety of 4'-ary1-3-(arylmethylidene)-1 ''-[(cyclic-amino)methylene]-1'-methyl-dispiro[cyclohexane-1,3'-pyrrolidine-2',3 ''-[3H]indole]-2,2 ''(1H)-diones 4a-u were prepared via reaction of 2E,6E-bis(arylidene)-1-cyclohexanones 1a-i with azomethine ylides, generated in situ via a decarboxylative condensation of isatins 2a-c and sarcosine (3). Single crystal X-ray study of 4a, revealed structural and stereochemical features of these derivatives. While most of the synthesized compounds exhibit mild antitumor properties when tested against various human tumor cell lines (HEPG2 liver, HELA cervical and PD prostate cancers), three of them, 4d and 4p (active against HEPG2), and compound 4g (active against HELA), demonstrated higher activities, that were close or even higher than that of the reference standard Doxorubicin. QSAR studies revealed good predictive and statistically significant 3 descriptor models (r(2) = 0.903-0.812, r(adjusted)(2) = 0.855-0.672, r(prediction)(2) = 0.773-0.605).

  • 457.
    Georgieva, Polina
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Himo, Fahmi
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Quantum chemical modeling of enzymatic reactions: The Case of histone lysine methyltransferase2010In: Journal of Computational Chemistry, ISSN 0192-8651, E-ISSN 1096-987X, Vol. 31, no 8, p. 1707-1714Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Quantum chemical cluster models of enzyme active sites are today an important and powerful tool in the study of various aspects of enzymatic reactivity. This methodology has been applied to a wide spectrum of reactions and many important mechanistic problems have been solved. Herein, we report a systematic study of the reaction mechanism of the histone lysine methyltransferase (HKMT) SET7/9 enzyme, which catalyzes the methylation of the N-terminal histone tail of the chromatin structure. In this study, HKMT SET7/9 serves as a representative case to examine the modeling approach for the important class of methyl transfer enzymes. Active site models of different sizes are used to evaluate the methodology. In particular, the dependence of the calculated energies on the model size, the influence of the dielectric medium, and the particular choice of the dielectric constant are discussed. In addition, we examine the validity of some technical aspects, such as geometry optimization in solvent or with a large basis set, and the use of different density functional methods.

  • 458. Georgieva, Polina
    et al.
    Wu, Qian
    McLeish, Michael J.
    Himo, Fahmi
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    The reaction mechanism of phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase: A density functional theory study2009In: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, ISSN 0006-3002, E-ISSN 1878-2434, Vol. 1794, no 12, p. 1831-1837Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 459. Ghanem, Raed
    et al.
    Xu, Yunhua
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    pan, Jie
    Hoffmann, Tobias
    Andersson, Johan
    Polivka, Tomas
    Pascher, Torbjörn
    Styring, Stenbjörn
    Sun, Licheng
    Sundström, Villy
    Light-driven Tyrosine Radical Formation in a Ruthenium-Tyrosine Complex Attached to Nanoparticle TiO22002In: Inorganic Chemistry, ISSN 0020-1669, Vol. 41, no 24, p. 6258-6266Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 460. Ghobril, Cynthia
    et al.
    Hammar, Peter
    Kodepelly, Sanjeevarao
    Spiess, Bernard
    Wagner, Alain
    Himo, Fahmi
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Baati, Rachid
    Structure-Reactivity Relationship Studies for Guanidine-Organocatalyzed Direct Intramolecular Aldolization of Ketoaldehydes2010In: ChemCatChem, ISSN 1867-3880, E-ISSN 1867-3899, Vol. 2, no 12, p. 1573-1581Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Structure-reactivity studies are performed to explore the reaction mechanism of the guanidine-catalyzed intramolecular aldol reaction of ketoaldehydes. A large number of guanidine and guanidine-like catalysts are synthesized and their properties studied. Kinetic profiles and pK(a) values of the catalysts are measured and correlated to reaction barriers calculated using density functional theory (DFT). The DFT calculations show that structural rigidity influences the pKa of the guanidines. Although the basicity is a very important factor in the catalysis, it is not sufficient to fully account for its catalytic efficiency. The availability of two aligned nitrogen reaction sites for proton shuttling in the transition state is an essential feature that helps to rationalize the reactivity pattern and the activation mode for this family of organocatalysts.

  • 461.
    Ghosh, Raju
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Lindstedt, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Jalalian, Nazli
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Olofsson, Berit
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Room Temperature, Metal-Free Arylation of Aliphatic Alcohols2014In: ChemistryOpen, ISSN 2191-1363, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 54-57Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Diaryliodonium salts are demonstrated as efficient arylating agents of aliphatic alcohols under metal-free conditions. The reaction proceeds at room temperature within 90min to give alkyl aryl ethers in good to excellent yields. Aryl groups with electron-withdrawing substituents are transferred most efficiently, and unsymmetric iodonium salts give chemoselective arylations. The methodology has been applied to the formal synthesis of butoxycaine.

  • 462.
    Ghosh, Raju
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Olofsson, Berit
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Metal-Free Synthesis of N-Aryloxyimides and Aryloxyamines2014In: Organic Letters, ISSN 1523-7060, E-ISSN 1523-7052, Vol. 16, no 6, p. 1830-1832Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    N-Hydroxyphthalimide and N-hydroxysuccinimide have been arylated with diaryliodonium salts to provide N-aryloxyimides in excellent yields in short reaction times. A novel hydrolysis under mild and hydrazine-free conditions yielded aryloxyamines, which are valuable building blocks in the synthesis of oxime ethers and benzofurans.

  • 463.
    Ghosh, Raju
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Stridfeldt, Elin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Olofsson, Berit
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Metal-Free One-Pot Synthesis of Benzofurans2014In: Chemistry - A European Journal, ISSN 0947-6539, E-ISSN 1521-3765, Vol. 20, no 29, p. 8888-8892Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ethyl acetohydroxamate was efficiently arylated with diaryliodonium salts at room temperature under transition-metal-free conditions. The obtained O-arylated products were reacted in situ with ketones under acidic conditions to yield substituted benzo[b]furans through oxime formation, [3,3]-rearrangement, and cyclization in a fast and operationally simple one-pot fashion without using excess reagents. Alternatively, the O-arylated products could be isolated or transformed in situ to aryloxyamines or O-arylaldoximes. The methodology was applied to the synthesis of Stemofuran A and the formal syntheses of Coumestan, Eupomatenoid 6, and (+)-machaeriol B.

  • 464.
    Gigant, Nicolas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bäckvall, Jan E.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Synthesis of Conjugated Dienes via a Biomimetic Aerobic Oxidative Coupling of Two CvinylH Bonds2013In: Chemistry - A European Journal, ISSN 0947-6539, E-ISSN 1521-3765, Vol. 19, no 33, p. 10799-10803Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A time to dienes: A highly efficient and general method has been developed to prepare conjugated dienes through a biomimetic approach. This aerobic oxidative coupling, involving two CvinylH bonds, proceeds under low Pd catalyst loading and employs catalytic amounts of p-benzoquinone and iron phthalocyanine as electron-transfer mediators (ETMs) under ambient oxygen pressure (see scheme).

  • 465.
    Gigant, Nicolas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bäckvall, Jan-Erling
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Access to Cinnamyl Derivatives from Arenes and Allyl Esters by a Biomimetic Aerobic Oxidative Dehydrogenative Coupling2014In: Organic Letters, ISSN 1523-7060, E-ISSN 1523-7052, Vol. 16, no 6, p. 1664-1667Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An efficient biomimetic aerobic oxidative dehydrogenative alkenylation of arenes with allyl esters is presented. The reaction proceeds under an ambient pressure of oxygen with relatively low catalyst loading of palladium acetate, employing catalytic amounts of electron-transfer mediators (ETMs). This study represents a new environmentally friendly method for the synthesis of cinnamyl derivatives.

  • 466.
    Gigant, Nicolas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bäckvall, Jan-Erling
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Aerobic Direct C-H Arylation of Nonbiased Olefins2014In: Organic Letters, ISSN 1523-7060, E-ISSN 1523-7052, Vol. 16, no 17, p. 4432-4435Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An efficient ligand-promoted biomimetic aerobic oxidative dehydrogenative cross-coupling between arenes and nonbiased olefins is presented. Acridine as a ligand was found to significantly enhance the rate, the yield, and the scope of the reaction under ambient oxygen pressure, providing a variety of alkenylarenes via an environmentally friendly procedure.

  • 467.
    Gigant, Nicolas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bäckvall, Jan-Erling
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Aerobic Double Dehydrogenative Cross Coupling between Cyclic Saturated Ketones and Simple Arenes2014In: Chemistry - A European Journal, ISSN 0947-6539, E-ISSN 1521-3765, Vol. 20, no 20, p. 5890-5894Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The synthesis of 3-aryl-2-cyclohexenones is a topic of current interest as they are not only privileged structures in bioactive molecules, but they are also relevant feedstocks for the synthesis of substituted phenols or anilines, which are ubiquitous structural elements both in drug design and medicinal chemistry. A simple and sustainable one-pot aerobic double dehydrogenative reaction under mild conditions for the introduction of arenes in the -position of cyclic ketones has been developed. Starting from the corresponding saturated ketone, this reaction sequence proceeds under relatively low Pd catalyst loading and involves catalytic amounts of electron-transfer mediators (ETMs) under ambient oxygen pressure.

  • 468.
    Gigant, Nicolas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry. Université Paris-Sud, France.
    Quintin, Francois
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bäckvall, Jan-E.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Preparation of Tetrasubstituted Olefins Using Mono or Double Aerobic Direct C-H Functionalization Strategies: Importance of Steric Effects2015In: Journal of Organic Chemistry, ISSN 0022-3263, E-ISSN 1520-6904, Vol. 80, no 5, p. 2796-2803Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A novel protocol for the synthesis of tetrasubstituted olefins through a biomimetic approach has been explored. Both mono- and diarylations were performed under ambient oxygen pressure, giving a range of highly hindered tetrasubstituted alkenes. For diarylation of disubstituted substrates, it was demonstrated that the second arylation is the rate-limiting step of the overall transformation.

  • 469. Girgis, Adel S.
    et al.
    Mabied, Ahmed F.
    Stawinski, Jacek
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Hegazy, Lamees
    George, Riham F.
    Farag, Hanaa
    Shalaby, ElSayed M.
    Farag, I. S. Ahmed
    Synthesis and DFT studies of an antitumor active spiro-oxindole2015In: New Journal of Chemistry, ISSN 1144-0546, E-ISSN 1369-9261, Vol. 39, no 10, p. 8017-8027Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An anti-oncological active spiro-oxindole 7 was synthesized regioselectively via a [3+2]-cycloaddition reaction of azomethine ylide to exocyclic olefinic linkage of 4-piperidone 6, exhibiting properties against diverse tumor cell lines including leukemia, melanoma and cancers of the lung, colon, brain, ovary, breast, prostate, and kidney. Compound 7 crystallizes in the monoclinic system and P21/c space group with four molecules in the unit cell. The structure was also studied by AM1, PM3 and DFT techniques. DFT studies support the stereochemical selectivity of the reaction and determine the molecular electrostatic potential and frontier molecular orbitals.

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

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

  • 471. Godefroid, Marie
    et al.
    Svensson, Mona V
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Cambier, Pierre
    Uzureau, Sophie
    Mirabella, Aurélie
    De Bolle, Xavier
    Van Cutsem, Pierre
    Widmalm, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Letesson, Jean-Jacques
    Brucella melitensis 16M produces a mannan and other extracellular matrix components typical of a biofilm2010In: FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology, ISSN 0928-8244, E-ISSN 1574-695X, Vol. 59, no 3, p. 364-377Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 472.
    Goncalves, Sylvie
    et al.
    Universite de Strasbourg, Faculte de Pharmacie UMR/CNRS 7199, Laboratoire des Systemes Chimiques Fonctionnels, Illkirch, France.
    Santoro, Stefano
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Nicolas, Marc
    Les Laboratoires Pierre Fabre, Centre de Developpement Chimique et Industriel, Gaillac, France.
    Wagner, Alain
    Universite de Strasbourg, Faculte de Pharmacie UMR/CNRS 7199, Laboratoire des Systemes Chimiques Fonctionnels, Illkirch, France.
    Maillos, Philippe
    Les Laboratoires Pierre Fabre, Centre de Developpement Chimique et Industriel, Gaillac, France.
    Himo, Fahmi
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Baati, Rachid
    Universite de Strasbourg, Faculte de Pharmacie UMR/CNRS 7199, Laboratoire des Systemes Chimiques Fonctionnels, Illkirch, France.
    Cationic cyclization of 2-alkenyl-1,3-dithiolanes: DiastereoselectiveSynthesis of trans-decalins2011In: Journal of Organic Chemistry, ISSN 0022-3263, E-ISSN 1520-6904, Vol. 76, no 9, p. 3274-3285Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An unprecedented and highly diastereoselective 6-endo-trig cyclization of 2-alkenyl-1,3-dithiolanes has beendeveloped yielding trans-decalins, an important scaffold present in numerous di- and triterpenes. The novelty of this 6-endo-trigc yclization stands in the stepwise mechanism involving 2-alkenyl-1,3-dithiolane, acting as a novel latent initiator. It is suggested that the thioketal opens temporarily under the influence of TMSOTf, triggering the cationic 6-endo-trig cyclization, andcloses after C−C bond formation and diastereoselective protonation to terminate the process. DFT calculations confirm this mechanistic proposal and provide a rationale for the observed diastereoselectivity. The reaction tolerates a wide range of functionalities and nucleophilic partners within the substrate. We have also shown that the one-pot 6-endo-trig cyclization followedby in situ 1,3-dithiolane deprotection afford directly the corresponding ketone. This improvement allowed the achievement of the shortest total synthesis of triptophenolide and the shortest formal synthesis of triptolide.

  • 473. González, David
    et al.
    Grilló, María-Jesús
    De Miguel, María-Jesús
    Ali, Tara
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Arce-Gorvel, Vilma
    Delrue, Rose-May
    Conde-Álvarez, Raquel
    Munoz, Pilar
    López-Goni, Ignacio
    Iriarte, Maite
    Marín, Clara-M.
    Weintraub, Andrej
    Widmalm, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Zygmunt, Michel
    Letesson, Jean-Jacques
    Gorvel, Jean-Pierre
    Blasco, José-María
    Moriyón, Ignacio
    Brucellosis vaccines: assessment of Brucella melitensis lipopolysaccharide rough mutants defective in core and O-polysaccharide synthesis and export2008In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 3, no 7, p. e2760 (1-15)Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 474.
    González Miera, Greco
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Homogeneous and heterogeneous Cp*Ir(III) catalytic systems: Mechanistic studies of redox processes catalyzed by bifunctional iridium complexes, and synthesis of iridium-functionalized MOFs2017Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this doctoral thesis is to investigate and develop catalytic processes mediated by iridium(III) complexes. By understanding the mechanisms, the weaknesses of the designed catalysts can be identified and be overcome in the following generation.

    The thesis is composed of two general sections dedicated to the synthesis and applications of homogeneous catalysts and to the preparation of heterogeneous catalysts based on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). After a general introduction (Chapter 1), the first part of the thesis (Chapters 2-4, and Appendix 1) covers the use of several homogeneous bifunctional [Cp*Ir(III)] catalysts in a variety of chemical transformations, as well as mechanistic studies.

    Chapter 2 summarizes the studies on the N-alkylation of anilines with benzyl alcohols catalyzed by bifunctional Ir(III) complexes. Mechanistic investigations when the reactions were catalyzed by Ir(III) complexes with a hydroxy-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand are discussed, followed by the design of a new generation of catalysts. The chapter finishes presenting the improved catalytic performance of these new complexes.   

    A family of these NHC-iridium complexes was evaluated in the acceptorless dehydrogenation of alcohols, as shown in Chapter 3. The beneficial effect of a co-solvent was investigated too. Under these base-free conditions, a wide scope of alcohols was efficiently dehydrogenated in excellent yields. The unexpected higher activity of the hydroxy-containing bifunctional NHC-Ir(III) catalysts, in comparison to that of the amino-functionalized one, was investigated experimentally.

    In the fourth chapter, the catalytic process presented in Chapter 3 was further explored on 1,4- and 1,5-diols, which were transformed into their corresponding tetrahydrofurans and dihydropyrans, respectively. Mechanistic investigations are also discussed.

    In the second part of the thesis (Chapter 5), a Cp*Ir(III) complex was immobilized into a MOF. The heterogenization of the metal complex was achieved efficiently, reaching high ratios of functionalization. However, a change in the topology of the MOF was observed. In this chapter, the use of advanced characterization techniques such as X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and pair distribution function (PDF) analyses enabled to study a phase transformation in these materials.

  • 475.
    González Miera, Greco
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Nonclassical cyclodehydration of diols assisted by metal-ligand cooperation2017Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 476.
    González Miera, Greco
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bermejo Gómez, Antonio
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Chupas, Peter J.
    Martín-Matute, Belén
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Chapman, Karena W.
    Platero-Prats, Ana E.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Topological Transformation of a Metal–Organic Framework Triggered by Ligand Exchange2017In: Inorganic Chemistry, ISSN 0020-1669, E-ISSN 1520-510X, Vol. 56, no 8, p. 4576-4583Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Here we describe the topological transformation of the pores of a new framework in the bio-MOF-100 family (dia-c) into the known isomer (lcs) by doubling the pore volume, which occurs during postsynthesis modifications. During this transformation, reassembling of the metal–organic framework (MOF) building blocks into a completely different framework occurs, involving breaking/forming of metal–ligand bonds. MOF crystallinity and local structure are retained, as determined by powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and pair distribution function (PDF) analyses, respectively. We exploited the inherent dynamism of bio-MOF-100 by coupling chemical decorations of the framework using solvent-assisted ligand exchange to the topological change. Following this method and starting from the pristine dense dia-c phase, open lcs-bio-MOF-100 was prepared and functionalized in situ with an iridium complex (IrL). Alternatively, the dia-c MOF could be modified with wide-ranging amounts of IrL up to ca. 50 mol %, as determined by solution 1H NMR spectroscopy, by tuning the concentration of the solutions used and with no evidence for isomer transformation. The single-site nature of the iridium complexes within the MOFs was assessed by X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and PDF analyses. Ligand exchanges occurred quantitatively at room temperature, with no need of excess of the iridium metallolinker.

  • 477.
    González Miera, Greco
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    López, Aitor Bermejo
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Martínez-Castro, Elisa
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Norrby, Per-Ola
    Martín-Matute, Belén
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Nonclassical Mechanism in the Cyclodehydration of Diols Catalyzed by a Bifunctional Iridium Complex2019In: Chemistry - A European Journal, ISSN 0947-6539, E-ISSN 1521-3765, Vol. 25, no 10, p. 2631-2636Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    1,4- and 1,5-diols undergo cyclodehydration upon treatment with cationic N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-Ir-III complexes to give tetrahydrofurans and tetrahydropyrans, respectively. The mechanism was investigated, and a metal-hydride-driven pathway was proposed for all substrates, except for very electron-rich ones. This contrasts with the well-established classical pathways that involve nucleophilic substitution.

  • 478.
    González Miera, Greco
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Martínez-Castro, Elisa
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Martín-Matute, Belén
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Acceptorless Alcohol Dehydrogenation: OH vs NH Effect in Bifunctional NHC–Ir(III) Complexes2018In: Organometallics, ISSN 0276-7333, E-ISSN 1520-6041, Vol. 37, no 5, p. 636-644Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Bifunctional complexes bearing N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands functionalized with hydroxy or amine groups were synthesized to measure the beneficial effect of different modes of metal–ligand cooperation in the acceptorless dehydrogenation of alcohols. In comparison to complexes with an amine moiety, hydroxy-functionalized iridium catalysts showed superior activity. In contrast to alcohols, 1,4-diols underwent cyclization to give the corresponding tetrahydrofurans without involving dehydrogenation processes. Mechanistic investigations to rationalize the “OH effect” in these types of complexes have been undertaken.

  • 479. Goulart, Paula N.
    et al.
    da Silva, Clarissa O.
    Widmalm, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    The importance of orientation of exocyclic groups in a naphthoxyloside: A specific rotation calculation study2017In: Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, ISSN 0894-3230, E-ISSN 1099-1395, Vol. 30, no 12, article id e3708Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    2-Naphthyl -d-xylopyranoside (XylNap) inhibits -1,4-galactosyltransferase 7 (4GalT7) and thereby growth of tumor cells both in vitro and in vivo. The binding pocket of 4GalT7 has a defined orientation of hydrogen bond acceptors and hydrophobic moiety. Knowing the orientation of the hydroxyl and naphthyl groups of this molecule would help in the development of more efficient inhibitors. In this work, we have tried, for the first time, to determine the exocyclic hydroxyl and aglycon groups orientation of XylNap, using ab initio descriptions, and calculation of the specific rotation values, in methanol solutions, using 2 different solvent descriptions: a dielectric continuum approach (polarizable continuum model [PCM]) and a microsolvated+continuum approach (MS+PCM). In the PCM approach, [](D)=-59 deg/(dm(g/cm(3))) whereas for the MS+PCM approach [](D)=-29 deg/(dm(g/cm(3))). The latter is in excellent agreement with the experimentally determined value in methanol solution, viz, [](D)=-30 deg/(dm(g/cm(3))). This agreement allows us to say that the hydroxyl groups have similar orientations in xylose and XylNap, and the naphthyl group has a very well-defined dihedral angle value in the most abundant conformations.

  • 480.
    Gudmundsson, Arnar
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Gustafson, Karl P. J.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Yang, Bin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Himo, Fahmi
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bäckvall, Jan-E.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Efficient Formation of 2,3-Dihydrofurans via Iron-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization of alpha-Allenols2018In: ACS Catalysis, ISSN 2155-5435, E-ISSN 2155-5435, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 12-16Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Herein, we report a highly efficient iron-catalyzed intramolecular nucleophilic cyclization of alpha-allenols to furnish substituted 2,3-dihydrofurans under mild reaction conditions. A highly diastereoselective variant of the reaction was developed as well, giving diastereomeric ratios of up to 98:2. The combination of the iron-catalyzed cycloisomerization with enzymatic resolution afforded the 2,3-dihydrofuran in high ee. A detailed DFT study provides insight into the reaction mechanism and gives a rationalization for the high chemo-and diastereoselectivity.

  • 481. Gupta, Arvind Kumar
    et al.
    Akkarasamiyo, Sunisa
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Orthaber, Andreas
    Rich Coordination Chemistry of pi-Acceptor Dibenzoarsole Ligands2017In: Inorganic Chemistry, ISSN 0020-1669, E-ISSN 1520-510X, Vol. 56, no 8, p. 4504-4511Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A series of dibenzoarsole (also known as 9-arsafluorene) derivatives have been prepared, and their coordination chemistry has been investigated. The different ligand topology and the arsenic substituents govern the reactivity of the ligands. We report various crystal structures of palladium and platinum complexes derived from this family of ligands. The biphenyl backbone of the bridged bidentate ligands allows very flexible coordination. We have also studied the application of an allylic Pd complex in nucleophilic substitution reactions, revealing that the benzoarsole substituent is susceptible to metal insertion.

  • 482. Gupta, Garima
    et al.
    Gemma, Emiliano
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Oscarson, Stefan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Surolia, Avadhesha
    Defining substrate interactions with calreticulin: an isothermal titration calorimetric study2008In: Glycoconjugate Journal, ISSN 0282-0080, Vol. 25, no 8, p. 797-802Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 483.
    Gustafson, Karl P. J.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Studies on Metalloenzymatic Dynamic Kinetic Resolutions and Iron-Catalyzed Reactions of Allenes2018Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The main focus of this thesis lies in the development of new transition metal-catalyzed chemoenzymatic dynamic kinetic resolutions (DKR) of both alcohols and amines. The first part of the thesis deals with the development of new heterogeneous systems for the DKR of amines. The racemization catalysts in these different systems are all composed of palladium nanoparticles supported on either mesoporous silica or incorporated in a biocomposite that is composed of a bioactive cross-linked enzyme aggregate. 

    The second part of the thesis deals with the development of a homogeneous iron catalyst in the racemization of sec-alcohols for the implementation in a chemoenzymatic DKR. Two protocols for the racemization of sec-alcohols are reported. The first one could not be combined with a chemoenzymatic kinetic resolution, although this was overcome in the second iron based protocol. 

    Following the successful iron catalyzed chemoenzymatic DKR of sec-alcohols, the iron catalyst was used in the cyclization of α-allenic alcohols and N-protected amines to furnish 2,3-dihydrofurans and 2,3-dihydropyrroles, respectively. The cyclization is proceeding in a diastereoselective manner.

    The last part of the thesis deals with attempts to further elucidate the mechanism of activation of a known ruthenium racemization catalyst. X-ray absorption spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation was used for this purpose.

  • 484.
    Gustafson, Karl P. J.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Gudmundsson, Arnar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Lewis, Kayla
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bäckvall, Jan-E.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Chemoenzymatic Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of Secondary Alcohols Using an Air- and Moisture-Stable Iron Racemization Catalyst2017In: Chemistry - A European Journal, ISSN 0947-6539, E-ISSN 1521-3765, Vol. 23, no 5, p. 1048-1051Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Herein, we report on a metalloenzymatic dynamic kinetic resolution of sec-alcohols employing an iron-based racemization catalyst together with a lipase. The iron catalyst was evaluated in racemization and then used in dynamic kinetic resolution of a number of sec-alcohols to give enantiomerically pure products in good to high yields. The iron catalyst is air and moisture stable and is readily accessible.

  • 485.
    Gustafson, Karl P. J.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Guðmundsson, Arnar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bajnóczi, Éva
    Ning, Yuan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Persson, Ingmar
    Bäckvall, Jan-Erling
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    In-Situ Structure Determination of a Ruthenium Racemization Catalyst and its Activated Intermediates using X-ray Absorption SpectroscopyManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 486.
    Gustafson, Karl P. J.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Görbe, Tamás
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    de Gonzalo Calvo, Gonzalo
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Yuan, Ning
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Schreiber, Cynthia
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Shchukarev, Andrey
    Tai, Cheuk-Wai
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Persson, Ingmar
    Bäckvall, Jan-Erling
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Application and further structure elucidation of Pd(0)-CalB CLEA biohybrid catalyst- Chemoenzymatic dynamic kinetic resolution of primary benzylic aminesManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 487.
    Gustafson, Karl P. J.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Görbe, Tamás
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    de Gonzalo-Calvo, Gonzalo
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Yuan, Ning
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK). Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden.
    Schreiber, Cynthia L.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Shchukarev, Andrey
    Tai, Cheuk-Wai
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Persson, Ingmar
    Zou, Xiaodong
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Bäckvall, Jan-E.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Chemoenzymatic Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of Primary Benzylic Amines using Pd-0-CalB CLEA as a Biohybrid Catalyst2019In: Chemistry - A European Journal, ISSN 0947-6539, E-ISSN 1521-3765, Vol. 25, no 39, p. 9174-9179Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Herein, we report on the use a biohybrid catalyst consisting of palladium nanoparticles immobilized on cross-linked enzyme aggregates of lipase B of Candida antarctica (CalB CLEA) for the dynamic kinetic resolution (DKR) of benzylic amines. A set of amines were demonstrated to undergo an efficient DKR and the recyclability of the catalysts was studied. Extensive efforts to further elucidate the structure of the catalyst are presented.

  • 488.
    Gustafson, Karl P. J.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Lihammar, Richard
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Verho, Oscar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Engström, Karin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bäckvall, Jan-Erling
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Chemoenzymatic Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of Primary Amines Using a Recyclable Palladium Nanoparticle Catalyst Together with Lipases2014In: Journal of Organic Chemistry, ISSN 0022-3263, E-ISSN 1520-6904, Vol. 79, no 9, p. 3747-3751Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A catalyst consisting of palladium nanoparticles supported on amino-functionalized siliceous mesocellular foam (Pd-AmP-MCF) was used in chemoenzymatic dynamic kinetic resolution (DKR) to convert primary amines to amides in high yields and excellent ee's. The efficiency of the nanocatalyst at temperatures below 70 degrees C enables reaction conditions that are more suitable for enzymes. In the present study, this is exemplified by subjecting 1-phenylethylamine (1a) and analogous benzylic amines to DKR reactions using two commercially available lipases, Novozyme-435 (Candida antartica Lipase B) and Amano Lipase PS-C1 (lipase from Burkholderia cepacia) as biocatalysts. The latter enzyme has not previously been used in the DKR of amines because of its low stability at temperatures over 60 degrees C. The viability of the heterogeneous Pd-AmP-MCF was further demonstrated in a recycling study, which shows that the catalyst can be reused up to five times.

  • 489.
    Gustafson, Karl P. J.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Shatskiy, Andrey
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Verho, Oscar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Kärkäs, Markus D.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Schluschass, Bastian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Tai, Cheuk-Wai
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Åkermark, Björn
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bäckvall, Jan-E.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Johnston, Eric V.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Water oxidation mediated by ruthenium oxide nanoparticles supported on siliceous mesocellular foam2017In: Catalysis Science & Technology, ISSN 2044-4753, E-ISSN 2044-4761, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 293-299Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Artificial photosynthesis is an attractive strategy for converting solar energy into fuel. In this context, development of catalysts for oxidation of water to molecular oxygen remains a critical bottleneck. Herein, we describe the preparation of a well-defined nanostructured RuO2 catalyst, which is able to carry out the oxidation of water both chemically and photochemically. The developed heterogeneous RuO2 nanocatalyst was found to be highly active, exceeding the performance of most known heterogeneous water oxidation catalysts when driven by chemical or photogenerated oxidants.

  • 490.
    Gustafsson, Mikaela
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Bartoszewicz, Agnieszka
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Martín-Matute, Belén
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Sun, Junliang
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Grins, Jekabs
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Zhao, Tony
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Li, Zhongyue
    Zhu, Guangshan
    Zou, Xiaodong
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    A family of highly stable lanthanide metal-organic frameworks: structural evolution and catalytic activity2010In: Chemistry of Materials, ISSN 0897-4756, E-ISSN 1520-5002, Vol. 22, no 11, p. 3316-3322Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A family of homeotypic porous lanthanide metal−organic frameworks (MOFs), [Ln(btc)(H2O)]·guest (Nd (1), Sm (2), Eu (3), Gd (4), Tb (5), Ho (6), Er (7), and Yb (8); guest: DMF or H2O) was synthesized. The structures of the as-synthesized compounds are tetragonal and contain 1D channels with accessible lanthanide ions. In situ single crystal X-ray diffraction shows that 1 undergoes a single-crystal to polycrystalline to single-crystal transformation from room temperature to 180 °C. During the release of DMF and water molecules from the channels by evacuation and subsequent heating, the structures of 1 and 7 transformed from tetragonal to monoclinic, and then to tetragonal, while the structure of 8 remained tetragonal. The transformation between the monoclinic and the low temperature tetragonal phases is reversible. The Ln(btc) MOFs are stable to at least 480 °C and are among the most thermally stable MOFs. The Ln(btc) MOFs act as efficient Lewis acid catalysts for the cyanosilylation of aldehydes yielding cyanohydrins in high yields within short reaction times. 1 also catalyzes the cyanosilylation of less reactive substrates, such as ketones at room temperature. The Ln(btc) MOFs could be recycled and reused without loss of their crystallinity and activity.

  • 491. Gustafsson, Nina M. S.
    et al.
    Färnegårdh, Katarina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry. Stockholm University, Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab). Kancera AB, Sweden.
    Bonagas, Nadilly
    Ninou, Anna Huguet
    Groth, Petra
    Wiita, Elisee
    Jönsson, Mattias
    Hallberg, Kenth
    Lehto, Jemina
    Pennisi, Rosa
    Martinsson, Jessica
    Norström, Carina
    Hollers, Jessica
    Schultz, Johan
    Andersson, Martin
    Markova, Natalia
    Marttila, Petra
    Kim, Baek
    Norin, Martin
    Olin, Thomas
    Helleday, Thomas
    Targeting PFKFB3 radiosensitizes cancer cells and suppresses homologous recombination2018In: Nature Communications, ISSN 2041-1723, E-ISSN 2041-1723, Vol. 9, article id 3872Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The glycolytic PFKFB3 enzyme is widely overexpressed in cancer cells and an emerging anticancer target. Here, we identify PFKFB3 as a critical factor in homologous recombination (HR) repair of DNA double-strand breaks. PFKFB3 rapidly relocates into ionizing radiation (IR)-induced nuclear foci in an MRN-ATM-gamma H2AX-MDC1-dependent manner and co-localizes with DNA damage and HR repair proteins. PFKFB3 relocalization is critical for recruitment of HR proteins, HR activity, and cell survival upon IR. We develop KAN0438757, a small molecule inhibitor that potently targets PFKFB3. Pharmacological PFKFB3 inhibition impairs recruitment of ribonucleotide reductase M2 and deoxynucleotide incorporation upon DNA repair, and reduces dNTP levels. Importantly, KAN0438757 induces radiosensitization in transformed cells while leaving non-transformed cells unaffected. In summary, we identify a key role for PFKFB3 enzymatic activity in HR repair and present KAN0438757, a selective PFKFB3 inhibitor that could potentially be used as a strategy for the treatment of cancer.

  • 492.
    Gustafsson, Robert
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.
    Jemth, Ann-Sofie
    Gustafsson, Nina M. S.
    Färnegårdh, Katarina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry. Stockholm University, Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab).
    Loseva, Olga
    Wiita, Elisée
    Bonagas, Nadilly
    Dahllund, Leif
    Llona-Minguez, Sabin
    Häggblad, Maria
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. Stockholm University, Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab).
    Henriksson, Martin
    Andersson, Yasmin
    Homan, Evert
    Helleday, Thomas
    Stenmark, Pal
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.
    Crystal Structure of the Emerging Cancer Target MTHFD2 in Complex with a Substrate-Based Inhibitor2017In: Cancer Research, ISSN 0008-5472, E-ISSN 1538-7445, Vol. 77, no 4, p. 937-948Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To sustain their proliferation, cancer cells become dependent on one-carbon metabolism to support purine and thymidylate synthesis. Indeed, one of the most highly upregulated enzymes during neoplastic transformation is MTHFD2, a mitochondrial methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase and cyclohydrolase involved in one-carbon metabolism. Because MTHFD2 is expressed normally only during embryonic development, it offers a disease-selective therapeutic target for eradicating cancer cells while sparing healthy cells. Here we report the synthesis and preclinical characterization of the first inhibitor of human MTHFD2. We also disclose the first crystal structure of MTHFD2 in complex with a substrate-based inhibitor and the enzyme cofactors NAD(+) and inorganic phosphate. Our work provides a rationale for continued development of a structural framework for the generation of potent and selective MTHFD2 inhibitors for cancer treatment.

  • 493.
    Guðmundsson, Arnar
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Gustafson, Karl P. J.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Khanh Mai, Binh
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Hobiger, Viola
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Yang, Bin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Himo, Fahmi
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bäckvall, Jan-Erling
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Iron Catalyzed Cyclization of N-protected a-Allenic Amines to 2,3-dihydropyrrolesManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 494.
    Guđmundsson, Arnar
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Gustafson, Karl P. J.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Mai, Binh Khanh
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Hobiger, Viola
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Himo, Fahmi
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bäckvall, Jan-E.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Diastereoselective Synthesis of N-Protected 2,3-Dihydropyrroles via Iron-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization of alpha-Allenic Sulfonamides2019In: ACS Catalysis, ISSN 2155-5435, E-ISSN 2155-5435, Vol. 9, no 3, p. 1733-1737Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Herein, we report the synthesis of 2,3-dihydropyrroles via an iron-catalyzed intramolecular nucleophilic cyclization of alpha-allenic sulfonamides. A highly diastereoselective variant of the reaction was also developed with the use of 1,2-disubstituted allenamides, which afforded 2,3-dihydropyrroles with diastereomeric ratios of >98:2. Insight into the mechanism was gained through a detailed DFT study, which elucidates the reaction mechanism and rationalizes the high chemoselectivity and diastereoselectivity.

  • 495.
    Görbe, Tamás
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Heterogeneous catalysis in racemization and kinetic resolution along a journey in protein engineering2018Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The first part of my thesis concerns the use of heterogeneous acidic resins for racemization of tert-alcohols without any side-product formation. The focus was to develop a system which can be further extended to a DKR protocol consisting of an enzymatic KR reaction. Based on our knowledge of the resins, an unexpected migratory DKR protocol turned out to be an efficient method for the synthesis of carbocyclic allylic carbinols.

    The development of enzyme and metal catalyst hybrids was already an ongoing theme in our group. A supporter-free biohybrid catalyst was developed which can be used in several different types of reactions. The Pd(0)-CalB CLEA catalyst was applied in a two-step-cascade transformation and in the DKR of benzylic primary amines. The catalyst was characterized by different analytical techniques, to understand its composition and structure.

    The enzymes have always been the main focus of the studies and therefore wild type enzymes were initially utilized. However, these natural biocatalysts are associated with certain limitations. In contrast, protein engineering allows for enzymes to be modified and optimized. We have used the technique to create a subtilisin Carlsberg mutant, which was studied both by modeling and in vitro. The mutant was found to catalyze the (S)-selective transesterification of sec-alcohols containing long aliphatic carbon chains, and it also exhibited higher performance in organic solvent.

    The last project concerned the protein engineering of CalA enzyme towards tert-alcohols. The kinetic resolution of tert-alcohols with this enzyme is very slow but it occurs with good enantioselectivity. The aim was therefore to improve the activity of CalA via protein engineering. Seven amino acids were mutated close to the active site and a library was created based on our prediction. Throughout the screening, a few variants showed higher activity, which were sequenced and further analyzed in the transesterification of tert-alcohols.

  • 496.
    Görbe, Tamás
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Gustafson, Karl P. J.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Verho, Oscar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Kervefors, Gabriella
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Zheng, Haoquan
    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).
    Johnston, Eric V.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bäckvall, Jan-E.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Design of a Pd(0)-CalB CLEA Biohybrid Catalyst and Its Application in a One-Pot Cascade Reaction2017In: ACS Catalysis, ISSN 2155-5435, E-ISSN 2155-5435, Vol. 7, no 3, p. 1601-1605Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Herein, a design of a biohybrid catalyst is described, consisting of Pd nanoparticles and a cross-linked network of aggregated lipase B enzyme of Candida antarctica (CalB CLEA) functioning as an active support for the Pd nanoparticles. Both entities of the hybrid catalyst showed good catalytic activity. The applicability was demonstrated in a one-pot reaction, where the Pd-catalyzed cycloisomerization of 4-pentynoic acid afforded a lactone that serves as an acyl donor in a subsequent selective enzymatic kinetic resolution of a set of sec-alcohols. The catalyst proved to be robust and could be recycled five times without a significant loss of activity.

  • 497.
    Görbe, Tamás
    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.
    Heterogeneous Acid-Catalyzed Racemization of Tertiary Alcohols2018In: Chemistry - A European Journal, ISSN 0947-6539, E-ISSN 1521-3765, Vol. 24, no 1, p. 77-80Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Tertiary alcohols are important structural motifs in natural products and building blocks in organic synthesis but only few methods are known for their enantioselective preparation. Chiral resolution is one of these approaches that leaves one enantiomer (50% of the material) unaffected. An attractive method to increase the efficiency of those resolutions is to racemize the unaffected enantiomer. In the present work, we have developed a practical racemization protocol for tertiary alcohols. Five different acidic resin materials were tested. The Dowex 50WX8 was the resin of choice since it was capable of racemizing tertiary alcohols without any byproduct formation. Suitable solvents and a biphasic system were investigated, and the optimized system was capable of racemizing differently substituted tertiary alcohols.

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