Alan J. Anderson

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Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is an accepted technique for longterm enteral feeding. Its use has increased because of its simplicity and low complication rate. The demands for gastrostomy insertion have risen and now encompass indications where the long-term outcomes are uncertain. Dementia has become one of the commonest indications for(More)
Structure-activity relationship studies were employed to synthesize a series of 3- and 3,4-substituted benzamides from 3-amino-2-cyclohexenones. An improved method for the synthesis of benzamides from 3-amino-2-cyclohexenones is presented which provided significantly higher yields (71-79%) for the reported compounds. NMR and X-ray structural analyses were(More)
A modified hydrothermal diamond anvil cell (HDAC) rail assembly has been constructed for making synchrotron x-ray absorption spectroscopy, x-ray fluorescence, and x-ray mapping measurements on fluids or solid phases in contact with hydrothermal fluids up to approximately 900 degrees C and 700 MPa. The diamond anvils of the HDAC are modified by laser milling(More)
An efficient route to the complex L-kedarosamine alpha-glycosidic ether 2, a synthetic precursor to kedarcidin chromophore, is described. Central to the route, which is suitable for the preparation of multigram amounts of material, is a short synthetic sequence from D-threonine to protected L-kedarosamine derivatives and methodology for their(More)
Radiolysis-induced effects on aqueous tungsten ions are observed to form a precipitate within seconds upon exposure to a synchrotron X-ray micro-beam in a WO(3) + H(2)O system at 873 K and 200 MPa. In situ Fe K-edge energy-dispersive X-ray absorption spectroscopy (ED-XAS) measurements were made on Fe(II)Cl(2) aqueous solutions to 773 K in order to study the(More)
Symmetrical and unsymmetrical 3-halo- or 3-methoxy- substituted 2-dibenzoylamino- 1,4-naphthoquinone analogs were synthesized with an average yield of 45% via sodium hydride promoted bis-acylation of 2-amino-3-chloro-1,4-naphthoquinone, 2-amino-3-bromo-1,4-naphthoquinone and 2-amino-3-methoxy-1,4-naphthoquinone.
Metal gaskets (Re, Ir, Inconel, or stainless steel) normally used to contain fluid samples in the hydrothermal diamond-anvil cell (HDAC) are sometimes undesirable due to possible contamination and to gasket deformation at high pressures and temperatures resulting in nonisochoric behavior. Furthermore, in x-ray spectroscopic experiments, metal gaskets may(More)
In the title compound, C18H18ClNO4, the imide group with its two alkyl substituents is approximately perpendicular to the plane of the naphtho-quinone ring system [dihedral angle = 78.5 (1)°]. Further, the imide carbonyl groups are oriented in an anti sense. In the crystal, the substituted naphtho-quinone rings form π-π stacks in the a-axis direction(More)
An improved method for the synthesis of benzamides from 3-amino-2-cyclohexenones is presented. Using sodium hydride, a base-catalyzed N-benzoylation provided significantly higher yields (71-79%) for the reported compounds. This novel protocol was applied in the solution-phase parallel synthesis of a 12-member library of vinylic benzamide derivatives of(More)