Jesús F. Arteaga

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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)
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 antioxidant activity of 14 compounds (1-14) isolated from the ether and butanolic extracts of the aerial parts of Ophryosporus heptanthus has been assayed using a beta-carotene bleaching method and the DPPH technique. Compounds 1 and 13 showed the most potent antioxidant activity. Their structures have been established by spectroscopic techniques(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)
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)
[reaction: see text] The Ti(III)-catalyzed reaction of a series of vinylepoxides leads, with regio- and E-diastereoselectivity control, to good-to-excellent yields of the corresponding homocoupling products. This homocoupling reaction, which involves a new C-C bond-forming method, takes place via a S(N)2' process between an allyltitanium species and the(More)
Titanocene monochloride catalyzes the homocoupling of benzylic halides and benzylic gem-dibromides to give the corresponding bibenzyl and stilbenyl systems. Exposure of benzylic bromides to Ti(III) in the presence of aldehydes gave rise to the Barbier-type products. Examples of the utility of the herein described processes are included.
—Ring size on Ti(III)-mediated radical cyclization of monoepoxypolyprenoids can be controlled by varying the substitution pattern and/or the electronic distribution of the double bond involved in the ring closure. The feasibility of applying this idea to tandem cyclizations has also been proven. Besides, when a silyloxy function is located in a position to(More)
The first total synthesis of the natural apocarotenoids (+)-apotrisporin E (1) and (+)-apotrientriols A and B (2-3) has been accomplished. The structure, relative stereochemistry and the assignation of the absolute configuration have been confirmed. This is a fast and easy access to this family of natural products whose key steps are a diastereoselective(More)