Christian Grosse

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The stereoselective synthesis of 4-dehydroxydiversonol (4) employing enantioselective palladium-catalysed domino processes such as the domino Wacker-Heck and the domino Wacker-carbonylation reaction for the formation of the central chroman moiety is described. Thus, reaction of 8 with palladium(II) trifluoroacetate [Pd(OTFA)2] in the presence of carbon(More)
Bioinspired dual activation: Dual activation within the bimetallic pocket of a bioinspired dicopper(II) complex suitably places two phenolato substrates for preferred ortho-ortho coupling. Spectroscopic data and the molecular structure of a unique Cu(6) complex isolated from the reaction mixture reveal a novel terphenolato ligand and provide a clue about(More)
Long-range structural information derived from paramagnetic relaxation enhancement observed in the presence of a paramagnetic nitroxide radical is highly useful for structural characterization of globular, modular and intrinsically disordered proteins, as well as protein-protein and protein-DNA complexes. Here we characterized the conformation of a(More)
A new compartmental pyrazole-derived chelating ligand, four equivalents of mesitylcopper and stoichiometric amounts of dioxygen lead to the formation of a remarkably stable organometallic framework that can be described as a heteroleptic O-centered cuprate anion [(MesCu(I))(4)(mu(4)-O)](2-) linked via sigma-mesityl-bridges to two surrounding binuclear(More)
A novel pyrazolate-based diiron(II) complex shows five different binding modes of exogenous carboxylate ligands in a single crystal structure. Temperature dependent X-ray data reveal thermally induced disorder due to carboxylate dynamics that resemble the carboxylate shift, as it is known from various diiron enzyme active sites.
GlcT is a transcriptional antiterminator protein that is involved in regulation of glucose metabolism in Bacillus subtilis. Antiterminator proteins bind specific RNA sequences, thus preventing the formation of overlapping terminator stem-loops. The structure of a fragment (residues 3-170) comprising the RNA-binding domain (RBD) and the first regulatory(More)
Ab initio macromolecular phasing has been so far limited to small proteins diffracting at atomic resolution (beyond 1.2 Å) unless heavy atoms are present. We describe a general ab initio phasing method for 2 Å data, based on combination of localizing model fragments such as small á-helices with Phaser and density modification with SHELXE. We implemented(More)
From X-ray structure analysis, amino twist angles of 90.0° for 2,4-dimethyl-3-(dimethylamino)benzonitrile (mMMD), 82.7° for 4-(di-tert-butylamino)benzonitrile (DTABN), and 88.7° for 6-cyanobenzoquinuclidine (CBQ) are determined, all considerably larger than the 57.4° of 3,5-dimethyl-4-(dimethylamino)benzonitrile (MMD). This large twist leads to lengthening(More)
The synthesis of three pyrazole-based, potentially binucleating ligands 3,5-bis(R(1)N(CH(3))CH(2))-4-R(2)pyrazole (L(1)H: R(1) = pyridyl-2-methyl-, R(2) = Ph; L(2)H: R(1) = 8-quinolyl-, R(2) = H; L(3)H: R(1) = 8-quinolyl-, R(2) = Ph) is described. Reaction of L(1-3)H with 1 equiv. of mesitylcopper affords oligonuclear homoleptic complexes of the type(More)
Efficient and scalable syntheses of enantiomerically pure (2R,1'S,2'R)- and (2S,1'S,2'R)-3-[2-mono(di,tri)fluoromethylcyclopropyl]alanines 9a-c, as well as allo-D-threonine (4) and (2S,3R)-β-methylphenylalanine (3), using the Belokon' approach with (S)- and (R)-2-[(N-benzylprolyl)amino]benzophenone [(S)- and (R)-10] as reusable chiral auxiliaries have been(More)
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