Jesús F Arteaga

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Antioxidant activity of a number of small (low molecular weight) natural compounds found in spices, condiments or drugs (gallic acid, sesamol, eugenol, thymol, carvacrol, vanillin, salicylaldehyde, limonene, geraniol, 4-hexylresorcinol, etc.) has been evaluated using electrochemical and DPPH• radical scavenging measurements. Structural analysis of the(More)
The -NCO-functionalization of methyl cellulose with HMDI and its application to chemically gel the castor oil is explored in this work by analyzing the influence of functionalization degree on the rheological and thermogravimetric behavior of resulting chemical oleogels. With this aim, different methyl cellulose chemical modifications were achieved by(More)
The biosynthetic origin of most of triterpenes lies in cascade cyclizations and rearrangements of the acyclic precursors squalene (S) and 2,3-oxidosqualene (OS), processes leading to tetra- and pentacyclic triterpene skeleta. Apart from these, a number of triterpenoid structures derived from cyclization processes, that are different from those leading to(More)
Communic acids are diterpenes with labdane skeletons found in many plant species, mainly conifers, predominating in the genus Juniperus (fam. Cupresaceae). In this review we briefly describe their distribution and different biological activities (anti- bacterial, antitumoral, hypolipidemic, relaxing smooth muscle, etc.). This paper also includes a detailed(More)
The first total synthesis of potent anti-inflammatory polypodanes (+)-myrrhanol A (1), (+)-myrrhanone A (2), (+)-myrrhanone B (3), and (+)-myrrhanol B (4) has been achieved. Key steps in our convergent, highly stereocontrolled route are a Ti(III)-mediated radical cyclization of a chiral monoepoxide to furnish a bicyclic synthon that combines(More)
Five new abietanes, three of them isolated as the corresponding acetate derivatives, i.e., 9alpha,13alpha-epidioxiabiet-8(14)-en-18-ol, 7alpha,18-diacetoxy, 9beta,13beta-epidioxiabiet-8(14)-ene, 7alpha,18-diacetoxyabiet-8(14)-en-13beta-ol, 7alpha,18-diacetoxy-13beta-methoxyabiet-8(14)-ene, and 13beta-hydroxyabiet-8(14)-en-7-one, were isolated from the(More)
Lubricating greases are colloid disperse systems consisting of a base oil and a thickener (additional additives). The lubricant is modeled as a tribological system, and the reaction of a fluid friction stress is investigated. The energetic situation of the volume element is analyzed and the system entropy described. The description of the structural(More)
The main objective of this work was the incorporation of reactive isocyanate groups into chitin and chitosan in order to effectively use the products as reactive thickening agents in castor oil. The resulting gel-like dispersions could be potentially used as biodegradable lubricating greases. Three different NCO-functionalized polymers were obtained: two of(More)
This work presents a gas chromatography multi-stage mass spectrometry (GC-MS(3)) method for the determination of ent-kaurene in subcutaneous fat of Iberian pig, present in adipose tissue of animals due to pasture ingestion (extensive fattening system). The method comprises a saponification and a liquid-liquid extraction of the unsaponifiable fraction,(More)
The first total synthesis of (-)-achilleol B was achieved using a convergent approach with a longest linear sequence of 14 steps. Three key steps were employed, including an enantioselective Robinson annelation for the construction of the bicyclic moiety. The monocyclic synthon was prepared through a Ti(III)-mediated cylization of a chiral monoepoxide(More)