Chloe R Jenner

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Cinchona alkaloid-catalyzed reaction of ethyl glyoxylate with substituted ketenes, formed in situ, gives disubstituted beta-lactones in moderate yield and high enantiomeric excess. Subsequent azide ring opening, reduction, and ester hydrolysis allows access to chiral beta-alkyl aspartates.
N-Unsubstituted vinyl aziridines were synthesized via an amine-promoted regioselective nucleophilic aziridination of alpha,beta,gamma,delta-unsaturated carbonyl compounds. The reaction is completely regioselective (>95: 5) for the alpha,beta-alkene and completely diastereoselective, affording the trans-vinyl aziridine in moderate-to-good yields.
A novel series of DGAT-1 inhibitors was discovered from an oxadiazole amide high throughput screening (HTS) hit. Optimisation of potency and ligand lipophilicity efficiency (LLE) resulted in a carboxylic acid containing clinical candidate 53 (AZD3988), which demonstrated excellent DGAT-1 potency (0.6 nM), good pharmacokinetics and pre-clinical in vivo(More)
Whilst the potent effects of NGF and laminin on developing neurons are well documented, relatively little is known about the effects of, or altered availability of or altered responsiveness to, these substances on the growth of adult neurons. We have therefore examined this question using explant cultures of sympathetic neurons from the superior cervical(More)
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