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We have succeeded for the first time in preparing a pair of gold nanocluster enantiomers protected by optically active thiols: D- and L-penicillamine (D-Pen and L-Pen). Circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy confirmed the mirror image relationship between the D-Pen-capped and the L-Pen-capped gold nanoclusters, suggesting that the surface modifier acts as a(More)
Versatile functionalization of metal clusters is a key step in understanding the reactivity of protective monolayers. We here demonstrate that reaction of the outermost amino groups on (S)-/(R)-penicillamine-protected gold clusters with ethyl isocyanate readily modifies the chiral surface structure through carbamoylation. Interestingly, the clusters are(More)
BACKGROUND Contaminated surfaces play an important role in the transmission of certain pathogens that are responsible for healthcare-associated infections. Although previous studies have shown that meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can survive on dry surfaces at room temperature, no published data regarding vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus(More)
Gold clusters protected by 3-mercaptophenylboronic acid (3-MPB) with a mean core diameter of 1.1 nm are successfully isolated, and their absorption, magnetic circular dichroism (MCD), and chiroptical responses in metal-based electronic transition regions, which can be induced by surface D-/L-fructose complexation, are examined. It is well-known that MCD(More)
We designed and synthesized conformationally restricted analogues and regioisomers of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug indomethacin. Evaluation of the inhibitory effects of these compounds on COX, P-glycoprotein, and multidrug resistance indicated that NSAIDS modulation of multidrug-resistant P-glycoprotein and multidrug-resistant protein-1 is not(More)
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