Brigitte Bibal

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2-methylfuro[2,3-g]isoquinoline-4,7,9-trione (4) and 2-methylfuro[3,2-g]isoquinoline-4,6,9-trione (5) were prepared regiospecifically from 2-azadiene 9 and bromobenzofuran-4,7-diones 1 or 11. The activity of these two compounds and some other quinonic derivatives was evaluated in vitro against a virulent strain of Toxoplasma gondii. Compounds 4 and 7 were(More)
The mechanism of the ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of lactide catalyzed by two partner hydrogen-bonding organocatalysts was explored. New amidoindoles 4 a,c, thioamidoindoles 4 b,d, amidobenzimidazoles 5 a,c, and thioamidobenzimidazoles 5 b,c were synthesized and used as activators of the monomer. In the solid state and in solution, compounds 4 and 5(More)
N-(3,5-Bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-1H-indole-2-carboxamide 1e is an efficient hydrogen-bonding organocatalyst for the ring-opening polymerization of l-lactide. This new catalytic species does control the dispersity (1.08) and molecular weight (3460 g/mol vs 3064 in theory) of the poly(l-lactides) prepared in 2 h. (1)H NMR analysis showed that compound 1e(More)
A fluorescent cyclotriveratrylene 1 was synthesized and characterized in methanol and water. Soluble in pure water and physiological media, compound 1 has binding properties towards acetylcholine. This detection is direct, contrary to most fluorescent systems which rely upon a competition principle between the guest and a fluorophore.
Three crystallographic structures highlight the acid-base half-equivalence point of hydrogen-bond donor (thio)amido-benzimidazoles induced by fluoride or benzoate salts with concomitant hydrogen-bonding and deprotonation as a merged synergic process.
Synthesis and binding properties of a new hydrosoluble triphenylene 1b are reported. Selective recognition of acetylcholine (ACh) against other aliphatic ammoniums is achieved by this flat receptor, which also forms complexes with epibatidine and nicotine. Ionic pairing and hydrophobic effects between host 1b and ACh are studied by infrared spectroscopy.
α-Halogenoacetanilides (X=F, Cl, Br) were examined as H-bonding organocatalysts designed for the double activation of CO bonds through NH and CH donor groups. Depending on the halide substituents, the double H-bond involved a nonconventional CH⋅⋅⋅O interaction with either a HCXn (n=1-2, X=Cl, Br) or a HCAr bond (X=F), as shown in the solid-state crystal(More)
The new tetra-thiophosphonatocavitand 1 in its iiii configuration extracts quantitatively Ag+ ions from aqueous solutions; the tetranuclear complex [1(2).Ag4Pic4] was selectively formed and characterized in the solid state by X-ray diffraction which revealed the formation of a new dimeric assembly through Ag+ coordination.