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Epoxy terpenes cyclize readily, by confinement within zeolite NaY, to form exomethylenic cyclohexanols as the major products. The selective monocyclization of 10,11-epoxyfarnesyl acetate within NaY provides a short and efficient biomimetic route to (+/-)-elengasidiol and (+/-)-farnesiferols B-D. [reaction: see text].
Descriptive epidemiology of the myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is always interesting and may reveal time-dependent and geographical variations, as well as occupational exposure. Epidemiological data in Greece are not available by now. We have collected and analyzed medical records of all patients with a documented diagnosis of MDS, performed by an expert… (More)
ReacTiO(2)ns for rings: Gold nanoparticles supported on TiO(2) are used as a novel heterogeneous catalyst for the isomerization of epoxides to allylic alcohols by a concerted mechanism (see scheme). The reaction proceeds in high yields and the product selectivity is often remarkable.
Based on stereoisotopic studies and beta-secondary isotope effects, we propose that the acid-catalyzed cyclization of geranyl acetate proceeds through a concerted mechanism. Under heterogeneous conditions (zeolite Y confinement), a preorganized chairlike transition state predominates, whereas under homogeneous conditions the boat- and chairlike transition… (More)
Gold nanoparticles supported on TiO(2) (1.2 mol %) catalyze, for the first time under heterogeneous conditions, the cycloisomerization of a series of 1,6-enynes in high yields. In several cases, the product selectivity differs significantly as compared to homogeneous Au(I)-catalysis. Based on product analysis and stereoisotopic studies it is proposed that… (More)
Longianone and the biosynthetically related mycotoxins isopatulin and (Z)-ascladiol were prepared following a divergent route from a readily available furan diol. The route toward longianone features an unprecedented TBAF-promoted intramolecular oxa-Michael reaction to a conjugated keto enoate, and the oxidation of dihydrolongianone to longianone with… (More)
We present how the supervised machine learning techniques can be used to predict quality characteristics in an important chemical engineering application: the wine distillate maturation process. A number of experiments have been conducted with six regression-based algorithms, where the M5' algorithm was proved to be the most appropriate for predicting the… (More)