Chiara Lombardi

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Strigolactones (SLs) are new plant hormones with various developmental functions. They are also soil signaling chemicals that are required for establishing beneficial mycorrhizal plant/fungus symbiosis. In addition, SLs play an essential role in inducing seed germination in root-parasitic weeds, which are one of the seven most serious biological threats to(More)
As part of our ongoing work on the synthesis of a new class of plant hormones named Strigolactones (SLs) and their analogues, we became interested in tracing bioactive molecules with red emitting BODIPY fluorophores in order to unravel signaling and distribution of SLs in plants. In this paper we report on an unprecedented Heck functionalization of(More)
In this paper, we synthesized and evaluated the biological activity of structural analogues of natural strigolactones in which the butenolide D-ring has been replaced with a γ-lactam. The key step to obtain the α,β-unsaturated-γ-lactam was an RCM on suitably substituted amides. Strigolactones (SLs) are plant hormones with various developmental functions. As(More)
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