Duane Choquesillo-Lazarte

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7-Deaza-8-aza-adenine, namely 4-aminopyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine (H4app), is a bioisoster of adenine (Hade) resulting from the translocation of N7 and C8 atoms on the purine moiety. With the aim of studying the influence of this translocation on the metal binding abilities of H4app, we have prepared and structurally characterized two ternary copper(II)(More)
By reaction of Cu(2)CO(3)(OH)(2), 2-benzylmalonic acid (H(2)Bzmal), and 1,10-phenanthroline (phen), [Cu(Bzmal)(phen)(H(2)O)] x 3H(2)O (compound 1) has been obtained and characterized by thermal, spectral, magnetic, and X-ray diffraction methods. The molecular structure of 1 is remarkably similar to that of [Cu(Bzmal)(bipy)(H(2)O)] x 2H(2)O (compound 2, bipy(More)
Completing an SAR study, a series of (RS)-6-substituted-7- or 9-(1,2,3,5-tetrahydro-4,1-benzoxazepine-3-yl)-7H or 9H-purines has been prepared under microwave-assisted conditions. Their antiproliferative activities on MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cancerous cell lines are presented, being the majority of the IC(50) values below 1μM. The most active compound(More)
In order to deepen on metal-binding patterns of acyclovir (acv), {[Cu(IDA)(acv)]·2MeOH}(n) (1) and [Cu(glygly)(acv)]·H(2)O (2) compounds have been synthesized and investigated by X-ray crystallography as well as spectral and thermal methods. These compounds have been chosen upon the assumption that iminodiacetate (IDA) and glycylglycinate (glygly) chelating(More)
A series of eleven 2- and 6-substituted (R,S)-9-(2,3-dihydro-1,4-benzoxathiin-3-ylmethyl)-9H-purine derivatives was obtained by applying a standard Mitsunobu protocol that led to a six-membered ring contraction from (R,S)-3,4-dihydro-2H-1,5-benzoxathiepin-3-ol via an episulfonium intermediate. The signal approximately delta=151 ppm, which corresponds to the(More)
Purely inorganic carboranyl phosphinates were prepared, and the influence of the cluster on the reactivity of the phosphinate group was studied. Electron-withdrawal by the carboranyl carbon atoms, combined with space-filling efficiency and enhanced aromaticity of the cluster cage, renders the phosphorus more difficult to oxidize. This enables carboranyl(More)
The issue of chiral drug is now a major theme in the design, discovery and development of new drugs. It has been shown for many pharmaceuticals that only one enantiomer contains the desired activity, and the synthesis of such drug molecules in their optically pure form is becoming increasingly important. Mitsunobu reaction was carried out between (R)- and(More)
Materials with surfaces that can be switched from high/superhydrophobicity to superhydrophilicity are useful for myriad applications. Herein, we report a metal-organic framework (MOF) assembled from ZnII ions, 1,4-benzenedicarboxylate, and a hydrophobic carborane-based linker. The MOF crystal-surface can be switched between hydrophobic and superhydrophilic(More)
The use of chelating agents for iron and aluminum in different clinical applications has found increasing attention in the last thirty years. Desferal, deferiprone and deferasirox, chelating agents nowadays in use, are based on hydroxamic groups, hydroxyl-substituted pyridinones or aromatic ring systems. With the aim of designing new chelators, we(More)
Attention is devoted to the role of chelating agents in the treatment of aluminium related diseases. In fact, in spite of the efforts that have drastically reduced the occurrence of aluminium dialysis diseases, they so far constitute a cause of great medical concern. The use of chelating agents for iron and aluminium in different clinical applications has(More)