Connie F. Lee

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Neonicotinoids bind selectively to insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptors with nanomolar affinity to act as potent insecticides. While the members of the neonicotinoid class have many structural features in common, it is not known whether they also share the same mode of binding to the target receptor. Previous competition studies with [3H]imidacloprid,(More)
Neonicotinoids represent a class of insect-selective ligands of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Imidacloprid, the first commercially used neonicotinoid insecticide, has been studied on neuronal preparations from many insects to date. Here we report first intrinsic binding data of thiamethoxam, using membranes from Myzus persicae Sulzer and Aphis(More)
Most protein PageRank studies do not use signal flow direction information in protein interactions because this information was not readily available in large protein databases until recently. Therefore, four questions have yet to be answered: A) What is the general difference between signal emitting and receiving in a protein interactome? B) Which proteins(More)
Herein, we describe the bromomethyl acyl boronate linchpin--an enabling reagent for the condensation-driven assembly of novel bis(heteroaryl) motifs. This building block is readily accessible from commercially available starting materials. A variety of 2-amino- and 2-methylpyridines were reacted with MIDA-protected bromomethyl acylboronate to afford 2-boryl(More)
The development of a palladium-catalyzed sp(3)-sp(2) Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling of B-alkyl-N-methyliminodiacetyl (B-alkyl MIDA) boronates and (hetero)aryl bromides is reported. This transformation is tolerant of a variety of functional groups (F, NO2, CN, Cl, COCH3, and CHO). B-Alkyl MIDA boronates allow an efficient cross-coupling reaction directed(More)
Herein, we describe the rhodium-catalyzed C-H amination reaction of 1,2-boryl sulfamate esters derived from amphoteric α-boryl aldehydes. Depending on the substitution pattern of the boryl sulfamate ester, a diverse range of five- or six-membered ring heterocycles are accessible using this transformation. The highly chemoselective nature of the C-H(More)
Reactions of dissolved organic matter (DOM) with aqueous sulfide (termed sulfurization) in anoxic environments can substantially increase DOM's reduced sulfur functional group content. Sulfurization may affect DOM-trace metal interactions, including complexation and metal-containing particle precipitation, aggregation, and dissolution. Using a diverse suite(More)
Described herein is the preparation of oxalyl boronate building blocks and their application for the construction of heterocycles. The oxalyl unit, readily accessible through commercially available starting materials, enables a modular approach for the synthesis of imidazoles. A variety of aromatic, heteroaromatic, and alkyl carboxaldehydes were condensed(More)
The use of α-boryl enamine and enamide linchpins in the synthesis of nitrogen heterocycles has been demonstrated. Boryl enamines provide ready access to the corresponding α-halo aldehydes, which undergo regioselective annulation to form borylated thiazoles. A condensation/amidation sequence converts α-boryl aldehydes into stable α-boryl enamides without(More)
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