De-Cai Fang

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A rationally designed small-molecule fluorogenic probe for nitric oxide (NO) detection based on a new switching mechanism has been developed. Attaching a NO-responsive dihydropyridine pendant group to a fluorophore led to a probe that displays a very high sensitivity to NO concentrations down to the low nM range and a very high specificity to NO while being(More)
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)
A chemosensor for the Al(3+) ion, 1-[(3-hydroxypyridin-2-ylamino)methylene]naphthalen-2(1H)-one (H2L), based on inhibited excited-state intramolecular proton transfer was synthesized. The experimental and theoretical calculations at B3LYP+PCM/6-31G(d) revealed that Al(3+) and H2L form a 1:1 complex, [AlL(OH)(H2O)]2, in dimethyl sulfoxide that exhibits two(More)
Theoretical investigations of the equilibrium structures and associated isomerization reactions of the hydrogen clusters H(6)(+) have been carried out. Three equilibrium structures and three isomerization transition states were located on the electronic doublet and quartet states of the respective potential energy surfaces. The research employed ab initio(More)
Two new Schiff base complexes, [ZnL(Ac)]2 (1) and [CuLCl]·H2O (2) (HL = 2-(2'-hydroxynaphthylmethylene)aminophenylbenzimidazole, Ac = acetate) were synthesized by a one-pot reaction and characterized by elemental analyses, IR and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Fluorescence of complex 1 showed "on-off-on" switching when Cu(2+) and cyanide were(More)
This paper uses the properties of atom X enclosed within an adamantane cage, denoted by X@C10H16, as a vehicle to introduce the Ehrenfest force into the discussion of bonding, the properties being determined by the physics of an open system. This is the force acting on an atom in a molecule and determining the potential energy appearing in Slater's(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)
Carbon nanodots (C-dots) are recently well examined due to the emissions with color-tuning and nonblinking properties, while more studies are still needed for the appropriate understanding and application of distinct emissions. In this work, we found the emission of chemiluminescence (CL) by introducing low-temperature plasma (LTP) into C-dots solutions(More)
Penicillin, travels through bodily fluids, targeting and acylatively inactivating enzymes responsible for cell-wall synthesis in gram-positive bacteria. Somehow, it avoids metabolic degradation remaining inactive en route. To resolve this ability to switch from a non-active, to a highly reactive form, we investigated the dynamic structure-activity(More)
Due to its green-chemistry advantages, the dehydrogenative Heck reaction (DHR) has experienced enormous growth over the past few decades. In this work, two competing reaction channels were comparatively studied for the Pd(OAc)2-catalyzed DHRs of arenes with alkenes, referred to herein as the arene activation mechanism and the alkene activation mechanism,(More)