Huub Kooijman

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New water-soluble bis(2-phenylazopyridine)ruthenium(II) complexes, all derivatives of the highly cytotoxic alpha-[Ru(azpy)(2)Cl(2)] (alpha denoting the coordinating pairs Cl, N(py), and N(azo) as cis, trans, cis, respectively) have been developed. The compounds 1,1-cyclobutanedicarboxylatobis(2-phenylazopyridine)ruthenium(II),(More)
Holmium-loaded PLLA microspheres are useful systems in radioembolization therapy of liver metastases because of their low density, biodegradability and favourable radiation characteristics. Neutron activated Ho-loaded microspheres showed a surprisingly low release of the relatively small holmium complex. In this paper factors responsible for this behaviour(More)
Recently, new evidence was found for the involvement of charged nitrogen-aromatic interactions in ligand-receptor binding. In this study we report two favourable orientations of a phenyl ring with respect to a R-N+(CH3)3 group, based on crystal structure statistics from the Cambridge Structural Database. In the first orientation, the phenyl ring is situated(More)
Novel as well as known 5'-N-substituted carboxamidoadenosines were prepared via new routes that provided shorter reaction times and good yields. Binding affinities were determined for rat A1 and A2A receptors and human A3 receptors. EC50 values were determined for cyclic AMP production in CHO cells expressing human A2B receptors. On all receptor subtypes(More)
Follicular Fluid-Meiosis Activating Sterol (FF-MAS) is a compound important for maturation of gametes in mammals. Therefore, it may serve as a lead compound for a novel method of contraception. We studied the Molecular Electrostatic Potential of a series of active and inactive analogues of FF-MAS. We find that double bond configurations required for(More)
Selective incorporation of bisurea guests in thermoplastic elastomers with poly(tetrahydrofuran) soft blocks and bisurea containing hard blocks is observed when the distances between the urea groups of host and guest match. The incorporation leads to significant modulation of mechanical properties. With bisurea-functionalized dyes as guests, a strong(More)
A new Au(III) coordination compound with the ligand 2-(phenylazo)pyridine has been synthesized and fully characterized by means of elemental analysis, IR, UV-visible, conductivity measurements, NMR, electrospray ionization (ESI-MS) and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES). The chemical stability of the cation in this compound,(More)
The synthesis of several 9,11,11-trihalo[5.3.1]propellanes and their 4-dimethylsila analogues is described. They solvolyze under formation of the corresponding isomeric 7,9,11- trihalobicyclo[5.3.l]undec-1(11)-enes which are "anti-Bredt" olefins with a strained trans double bond in a bridged eight-membered ring; in the presence of nucleophiles such as water(More)
Homochiral hydrogen-bonded cyclic assemblies are formed in dilute solutions of racemic supramolecular polymers based on the quadruple hydrogen bonding 2-ureido-4[1H]-pyrimidinone unit, as observed by 1H NMR and SEC experiments. Preorganization of the monomers and the combined binding strength of the eight hydrogen bonds result in a very high stability of(More)