Andrea Meli

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Microsatellite markers were used to test whether groups of pre-spawning adult brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis from the same population and captured at the same location during their breeding migration comprised kin. Only weak evidence for kin associations was found at the onset of breeding: the proportion of kin captured at the same location was low and(More)
Two new xanthones, smeathxanthone A (1) (2-(3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadienyl)-1,3,5,8-tetrahydroxyxanthone) and smeathxanthone B (2) (5,7,10-trihydroxy-2-methyl-2-(4-methylpent-3-enyl)[2H, 6H]pyrano[3,2-b]xanthen-6-one), have been isolated from the stem bark of Garcinia smeathmannii, and their structures elucidated on the basis of 1D and 2D NMR experiments.(More)
In this paper we report on a comparative study of the non-alternating CO-C(2)H(4) copolymerization catalyzed by neutral Pd(II) complexes with the phosphine-sulfonate ligands bis(o-methoxyphenyl)phosphinophenylenesulfonate and bis(o-methoxyphenyl)phosphino-ethylenesulfonate. The former ligand, featuring a lower skeletal flexibility, has been found to form(More)
The complex Rh(cod)(sulfos) (Rh(I); sulfos = (-)O(3)S(C(6)H(4))CH(2)C(CH(2)PPh(2))(3); cod = cycloocta-1,5-diene), either free or supported on silica, does not catalyze the hydrogenation of benzene in either homogeneous or heterogeneous phase. However, when silica contains supported Pd metal nanoparticles (Pd(0)/SiO(2)), a hybrid catalyst(More)
The diphosphine 3,5-dideoxy-1,2-O-isopropylidene-3,5-bis(di(2-methoxyphenyl)phosphanyl)-alpha-D-xylofuranose (o-MeO-xylophos), which differs from the known 3,5-dideoxy-1,2-O-isopropylidene-3,5-bis(diphenylphosphanyl)-alpha-D-xylofuranose (xylophos) by the presence of 2-methoxy substituents on the P-aryl rings, has been synthesized and characterized. These(More)
The tetraphosphane all trans tetrakis-(di(2-methoxyphenyl)phosphanyl)cyclobutane) (o-MeO-dppcb) has been employed to coordinate metal dichlorides (metal = Ni(II), Pd(II) and Pt(II)), stereoselectively yielding the dinuclear complexes [Ni(2)Cl(4)(micro-(kappaP(1):kappaP(2):kappaP(3):kappaP(4)-o-MeO-dppcb))] and(More)
Two new isoflavones, pentandrin (1) and pentandrin glucoside (2), were isolated from the stem barks of Ceiba pentandra along with beta-sitosterol and its 3-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside, which was isolated for the first time from this plant. The structures of these compounds were elucidated with the help of spectroscopic techniques, while the structure of 1 was(More)
The bis-cationic diphosphonium-diphosphine 6,7-di(di-2-methoxyphenyl)phosphinyl-2,2,4,4-tetra(di-2-methoxyphenyl)-2 lambda 4,4 lambda 4-diphosphoniumbicyclo[3.1.1]heptane-bis(PF6) ((o-MeO-PCP)(PF6)2) and the diphosphine rac-2,4-bis((di-2-methoxyphenyl)phosphino)pentane (rac-o-MeO-bdpp) have been synthesized. Both ligands have been employed to coordinate(More)
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