Benoît Métayer

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5-Lipoxygenase (5-LO) is the key enzyme responsible for the conversion of arachidonic acid to leukotrienes, a class of lipid mediators implicated in inflammatory disorders. In this paper, we describe the design, synthesis, and preliminary activity studies of novel clicked caffeic esters and amides as radical scavengers and 5-LO inhibitors. From known 5-LO(More)
(E)- and (Z)-α-fluoroenamides could be easily prepared with high levels of chemo- and regioselectivities by hydrofluorination of readily available ynamides with HF/pyridine. The scope and limitations of this new process for the hydrofluorination of ynamides, as well as the stability of the resulting α-fluoroenamides, have been extensively studied.(More)
Tertiary substituted (fluorinated) benzenesulfonamides were synthesized in superacid HF/SbF5 and tested as inhibitors of human carbonic anhydrases (hCAs, EC 4.2.1.1). Strong selectivity toward tumor-associated hCA IX, without inhibiting the offtarget hCA II, was observed, pointing out to a new mechanism of action compared to classical sulfonamides.
A novel and efficient keteniminium-initiated cationic polycyclization is reported. This reaction, which only requires triflic acid or bistriflimide as promoters, affords a straightforward entry to polycyclic nitrogen heterocycles possessing up to three contiguous stereocenters and seven fused cycles. These complex, polycyclic molecules can be obtained in a(More)
A series of tertiary (fluorinated) benzenesulfonamides was synthesized in superacid HF-SbF5. To circumvent the problem of the in situ iminium ion formation, proved by low temperature NMR experiments, a tandem superacid catalysed cross-coupling reaction was employed to synthesize the benzofuzed sultams analogues. These tertiary benzenesulfonamides were(More)
Polycyclization reactions are among the most efficient synthetic tools for the synthesis of complex, polycyclic molecules in a single operation from simple starting materials. We report in this manuscript a full account on the discovery and development of a novel cationic polycyclization from readily available ynamides. Simple activation of these building(More)
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