Chad Brouwer

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Drosophila melanogaster is a proven model system for many aspects of human biology. Here we present a two-hybrid-based protein-interaction map of the fly proteome. A total of 10,623 predicted transcripts were isolated and screened against standard and normalized complementary DNA libraries to produce a draft map of 7048 proteins and 20,405 interactions. A(More)
Transposable elements are ubiquitous in plant genomes, where they frequently comprise the majority of genomic DNA. The maize genome, which is believed to be structurally representative of large plant genomes, contains single genes or small gene islands interspersed with much longer blocks of retrotransposons. Given this organization, it would be desirable(More)
Thanks to its unusual stability, metallic gold has been used for thousands of years in jewelry, currency, chinaware, and so forth. However, gold had not become the chemists’ “precious metal” until very recently. In the past few years, reports on gold-catalyzed organic transformations have increased substantially. Thanks to gold-based catalysts, various(More)
[reaction: see text] A variety of alkynylsilanes were efficiently prepared via direct silylation of terminal alkynes with aminosilanes in the presence of zinc halides. Base- and nucleophile-sensitive functionalities were perfectly tolerated under the above reaction conditions. Initial mechanistic studies support the electrophilic character of this(More)
Intermolecular addition of phenols, carboxylic acids, and protected amines to inert olefins can be catalyzed by low concentrations (1-5%) of triflic acid. Functional groups, such as the methoxyl substitution on aromatics, could be tolerated if the concentration of triflic acid and the reaction temperature are controlled appropriately. This reaction provides(More)
This work reports the high-yield formation of pyrazoline derivatives mediated by gold(I) catalysts. The reaction utilizes a diaziridine, which has seen only limited usage in organic methodology. Mechanistic studies suggest a gold-mediated opening of the diazridine ring, alkyne insertion, and finally an intramolecular hydroamination to furnish the product.
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