Ahmed Bentaleb

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REF (Hevb1) and SRPP (Hevb3) are two major components of Hevea brasiliensis latex, well known for their allergenic properties. They are obviously taking part in the biosynthesis of natural rubber, but their exact function is still unclear. They could be involved in defense/stress mechanisms after tapping or directly acting on the isoprenoid biosynthetic(More)
Prohevein is a wound-induced protein and a main allergen from latex of Hevea brasiliensis (rubber tree). This 187 amino-acid protein is cleaved in two fragments: a N-terminal 43 amino-acids called hevein, a lectin bearing a chitin-binding motif with antifungal properties and a C-terminal domain (C-ter) far less characterized. We provide here new insights on(More)
Metal-free and metal(II) all-endo-tetraalkoxy-phthalocyanines of C4h symmetry are synthesised regiospecifically from 3-(2-butyloctyloxy)phthalonitrile with lithium octanolate and subsequent metal ion exchange. The voluminous, yet not overly large, and racemically disordered alkoxy substituent not only renders the cyclotetramerisation regiospecific, but also(More)
The C66(COOH)12 hexa-adduct has been successfully used as a building block to construct, via carboxylate bridges, 3D networks with very homogeneous sub-1.8 nm ruthenium nanoparticles. This strategy allows the control of the interparticle distance. The obtained nanostructures are active in nitrobenzene selective hydrogenation.
Whereas perylene tetracarboxdiimides derived from amino-n-alkanes if at all only show monotropic (thermodynamically unstable) mesogenic self-assembly, the hexagonal columnar liquid crystalline state can be stabilized over a broad temperature range with doubly branched, doubly racemic alkyl residues. An improved tendency to homeotropic surface orientation is(More)
Taking advantage of the benefit of Pickering-based emulsions and sol-gel chemistry, we synthesized mineralized Pickering emulsion-based capsules constituted of a dodecane core and a siliceous shell. To trigger the oily core mechanical release, we first made use of the one-step polycondensation synthesis path, reaching limited shell thickness from 43 to 115(More)
The twofold glyoxylic Perkin reaction of perylene-3,9-diglyoxylic acid with thiophene-diacetic acid followed by oxidative photocylization and reaction with α-branched primary alkylamines yields columnar liquid-crystalline diimides with two sulfur atoms in the condensed arene system. A broad temperature range of the hexagonal columnar mesophase is induced by(More)
Prolonged glyoxylation of pyrenyl-1-glyoxylic acid ethyl ester leads to a mixture of isomers with polar pyrenylene-1,8-diglyoxylic acid as the main product, whereas the centrosymmetric 1,6-isomer is obtained in good yield from the corresponding dibromopyrene. Perkin condensations followed by Pd-catalyzed cyclizations lead to isomeric(More)
Structure and interactions stabilising the lamellar stack of mixed lipid bilayers in their fluid state are investigated by means of small-angle X-ray scattering. The (electrically neutral) bilayers are composed of a mixtures of lecithin, a zwitterionic phospholipid, and Simulsol, a non-ionic cosurfactant with an ethoxylated polar head. The soft confinement(More)
Although the double Friedel-Crafts acylation of arenes with ethyl chloroglyoxylate is hindered by the strongly deactivating effect of the first-entering glyoxylic substituent, the double reaction is successful with the reactive arene perylene under long reaction times and with concomitant ester hydrolysis. The reaction is regiospecific, giving the(More)