Anton W. Jensen

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Thus far, development of applications of fullerenes in biology has been hampered by the poor water solubility of fullerenes. In spite of such concerns, fullerenes have proved useful for a wide variety of biological applications. As derivatized and underivatized fullerenes continue to become increasingly available, additional applications and further(More)
New heterogeneous catalysts that use oxygen and light to generate singlet oxygen ((1)O2) have been prepared. The catalysts facilitate various types of singlet oxygenation reactions including the Ene reaction, the Diels-Alder reaction, and others. The catalysts are made by stirring a heterogeneous mixture of fullerene-C(60) (dissolved in toluene) with(More)
Generation 4 amine-terminated polyamidoamine dendrimer (PAMAM G4) was allowed to react with an excess of buckminsterfullerene (C60) to form a nanoconjugate containing a PAMAM core and C60 shell. The PAMAM-C60 conjugate was characterized by MALDI-TOF, TGA, UV-vis, and IR spectroscopy. Approximately thirty shell fullerenes surround each dendrimer core. The(More)
3-Aminocarbonyl-1-benzylpyridinium bromide (N-benzylnicotinamide, BNA), C13H13N2O+·Br-, (I), and 1-benzyl-1,4-dihydropyridine-3-carboxamide (N-benzyl-1,4-dihydronicotinamide, rBNA), C13H14N2O, (II), are valuable model compounds used to study the enzymatic cofactors NAD(P)+ and NAD(P)H. BNA was crystallized successfully and its structure determined for the(More)
Atomic force microscopy (AFM) was used to study the nanoscopic structure and topography of buckminsterfullerene (C60) and a conjugate of C60 with generation four, amine-terminated, poly(amido amine) dendrimer (PAMAM-G4). The conjugate contains a PAMAM-G4 core and C60 shell formed by reacting PAMAM-G4 with an excess of C60. Fractal patterns of C60 were(More)
Previously the synthesis of the polyamidoamine (PAMAM) (G4)-C60 conjugate with a molar ratio of 1 : 30 was reported. Because PAMAM G4 has sixty-four primary amine groups, it was hypothesized that approximately two surface amine groups react with each fullerene molecule to form the conjugates. A computational energy minimization study of various G4(More)
Benzyl phenyl sulfide has been used to investigate the photocleavage mechanism for benzyl-sulfur bonds. Four experiments have shown that the reaction goes through a radical intermediate. First, the photoproducts observed can all be justified by radical mechanisms. Second, the radical intermediate was trapped with a five hexenyl tether. Third, UV analysis of(More)
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