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Novel cisplatin analogs dichloro[4,4'-bis(4,4,4-trifluorobutyl)-2,2'-bipyridine]platinum (1) and fac-tricarbonylchloro[4,4'-bis(4,4,4-trifluorobutyl)-2,2'-bipyridine]rhenium (3) were synthesized and evaluated for their cytotoxicity. While 3 was not cytotoxic, 1 was 14 to 125 times more lethal than cisplatin in breast, prostate, and lung cancer cell lines.(More)
We report the regiospecific, rhodium-catalyzed borylation of saturated terminal C-H bonds in molecules with existing functionality. Moderate to good yields were obtained with the organic substrate in excess and as limiting reagent. The borylations of trialkylamines, protected alcohols, protected ketones, and fluoroalkanes occurred regiospecifically at the(More)
A series of silylated carboxonium ions, 2a-6a, were prepared as long-lived species by treating triethylsilane and triphenylmethyl tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl)borate (Ph3C(+)B(C6F5)4-) with ketones, enones, carbonates, amides, and urea in CD2Cl2 solution. They were characterized by 13C and 29Si NMR spectroscopy at -78 degrees C. The NMR study indicates that(More)
The regioselective functionalization of both model and commercial polypropylenes of varying tacticity has been conducted by a rhodium-catalyzed functionalization of the methyl C-H bonds of the polymer with diboron reagents. Rhodium-catalyzed borylation of the polypropylenes, followed by oxidation of the boron-containing material, produced polymers(More)
We report a mild, iridium-catalyzed borylation of aromatic polysulfone with bis(pinacolato)diboron [B(2)(pin)(2)] to form the corresponding borylated polysulfones up to high concentrations with nearly constant efficiency. The Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reactions of the borylated polysulfones with functionalized aryl bromides allows installation of(More)
Electrophilic triethylsilylation of diphenylketene leads to exclusive C-silylation giving the diphenyl(triethylsilyl)acetyl cation in the solution phase even though density functional theory calculations at the B3LYP/6-311+G* level indicate that the O-silylation of diphenylketene is preferred over C-silylation by 5.4 kcal/mol in the gas phase. On the other(More)
The charge density and hydrogen bonding with water of five different polymer membranes functionalized with various sulfonate sidechain chemistries were investigated using FTIR techniques and DFT calculations. The peak position of the OD stretch of dilute HOD absorbed into the sulfonated poly(sulfone) membranes was studied using FTIR to compare the charge(More)
The OD stretch of dilute HOD in H2O absorbed in a series of sulfonated syndiotactic poly(styrene) and sulfonated poly(sulfone) membranes was studied using FTIR spectroscopy to measure how the character of the sulfonate head group and the backbone polarity influenced the water-membrane interactions. Using a three-state model, the OD stretch yielded(More)
We propose a new type of sulfonated aromatic polyarylenes as candidate building blocks for proton exchange membranes. Density functional theory calculations and ab initio molecular dynamics simulations suggest that desulfonation is limited at high temperatures, owing to the strong aryl-SO3H bond induced by the electron-deficient aromatic ring, and that the(More)