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Direct bromination of the tyrosine residues of peptides and antibodies with bromine-76, to create probes for PET imaging, has been reported. For peptides that do not contain tyrosine residues, however, a prosthetic group is required to achieve labeling via conjugation to other functional groups such as terminal α-amines or lysine ε-amines. The goal of this(More)
The synthesis, structure, and reactivity of a thorium metallacyclopentadiene were comprehensively studied. The reduction of (η(5)-C5Me5)2ThCl2 () with potassium graphite (KC8) in the presence of diphenylacetylene (PhC[triple bond, length as m-dash]CPh) yields the first thorium metallacyclopentadiene complex (η(5)-C5Me5)2Th(η(2)-C4Ph4) (). Density functional(More)
Bioactive glass ionomer cements (GICs) have been in widespread use for ∼40 years in dentistry and medicine. However, these composites fall short of the toughness needed for permanent implants. Significant impediment to improvement has been the requisite use of conventional destructive mechanical testing, which is necessarily retrospective. Here we show(More)
The first thorium poly-carbene complexes [(Ph(2)P=S)(2)C](2)Th(DME) (2) and [{[(Ph(2)P=S)(2)C](3)Th}Li(2)(DME)](n) (3) have been prepared and structurally characterized. DFT calculations reveal that the Th=C bond is polarized toward the nucleophilic carbene carbon atom, which is further verified by the experimental observation that the Th=C bond shows a(More)
The expansion of germanium chemistry in recent years has been rapid. In anticipation of new experiments, a systematic theoretical investigation of the eight low lying electronic singlet GeC(2) H(2) stationary points is carried out. This research used ab initio self-consistent-field (SCF), coupled cluster (CC) with single and double excitations (CCSD), and(More)
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