Grégory Pieters

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The present approach to heterohelicenes provides original [5]oxa- and thiahelicenes, where both oxygen and sulfur atoms are located at the end of the inner helix. Quantum chemical calculations are carried out to determine the pathway for interconversion between two enantiomers and demonstrate that the energy barrier is strongly dependent on the nature of(More)
There is an urgent need to develop new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of severe neurological trauma, such as stroke and spinal cord injuries. However, many drugs with potential neuropharmacological activity, such as adenosine, are inefficient upon systemic administration because of their fast metabolization and rapid clearance from the(More)
Once introduced in the organism, the interaction of nanoparticles with various biomolecules strongly impacts their fate. Here we show that nanoparticles made of the squalene derivative of gemcitabine (SQGem) interact with lipoproteins (LPs), indirectly enabling the targeting of cancer cells with high LP receptors expression. In vitro and in vivo experiments(More)
A combination of hydrophobic and electrostatic interactions drives the self-assembly of a large number of small molecules on the surface of a monolayer-protected gold nanoparticle. The hydrophobic interactions originate from the insertion of an aromatic unit in the hydrophobic part of the monolayer. This is evidenced by a shift in the emission wavelength of(More)
The activation of C-H bonds has revolutionized modern synthetic chemistry. However, no general strategy for enantiospecific C-H activation has been developed to date. We herein report an enantiospecific C-H activation reaction followed by deuterium incorporation at stereogenic centers. Mechanistic studies suggest that the selectivity for the α-position of(More)
An efficient H/D exchange method allowing the deuteration of pyridines, quinolines, indoles, and alkyl amines with D2 in the presence of Ru@PVP nanoparticles is described. By a general and simple procedure involving mild reaction conditions and simple filtration to recover the labeled product, the isotopic labeling of 22 compounds proceeded in good yield(More)
This work describes the first thermally activated delayed fluorescence material enabling circularly polarized light emission through chiral perturbation. These new molecular architectures obtained through a scalable one-pot sequential synthetic procedure at room temperature (83% yield) display high quantum yield (up to 74%) and circularly polarized(More)
Hakan Eroglu4, Omer Faruk Turkoglu5, Seçil Caban4, Oya Tagit8, Niko Hildebrandt8, Yilmaz Capan4 4Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Hacettepe University, Ankara 06100, Turkey. 5Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara Ataturk Research & Education Hospital, 06800 Bilkent Ankara, Turkey. 8NanoBioPhotonics, Institut d’Electronique(More)
Thanks to new water-soluble Ru nanoparticles (NPs) stabilized by sulfonated NHC ligands, we demonstrate that it is possible to monitor the catalyst/substrate interaction using NMR chemical shift perturbations (CSPs), under conditions that closely resemble those applied during the enantiospecific C-H deuteration of l-lysine. Correlating the pH dependence of(More)