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The effects of important reaction parameters on the enhancement of sialic acid derivative lipophilic properties through the lipase-catalyzed esterification of N-acetyl neuraminic acid methyl ester are investigated in this study. It is found that the lipase Novozym 435 from Candida antarctica is particularly useful in the preparation of sialic acid methyl… (More)
We report a novel 'fluorescent dopamine' that possesses essential features of natural dopamine. Our method is simple and is readily extended to monoamine neurotransmitters such as L-norepinephrine, serotonin and GABA, providing a more practical approach. Because of its compatibility with sensitive fluorescent measurements, we envisage that our approach will… (More)
The syntheses of three fused bicyclic enones, including 1,2,6,6a-tetrahydro-1-tosyl-cyclopenta[b]pyrrol-3(5H)-one, 1,2,3,6,7,7a-hexahydro-4H-1-tosyl-cyclopenta[b]pyridin-4-one and 1,2,5,6,7,7a-hexahydro-3H-1-tosyl-indol-3-one, via anionic cyclization and Diels-Alder reactions with various dienes to construct novel nitrogen-containing angular tricyclic… (More)
The generation of alpha-carbonyl vinyl radicals from alpha-iodo cycloalkenones, the scope of their participation in intermolecular addition reactions with electron-withdrawing olefins are studied and a synthetic study of the formal synthesis of enantiopure fawcettimine using this reaction is described.