Josée Boudreau

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Northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) oil, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, was recovered from the cooking water of shrimp processing facilities. The oil contains significant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids in triglyceride form, along with substantial long-chain monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). It also features natural isomeric forms of astaxanthin, a(More)
The addition of the ambiphilic molecule Me(2)AlCH(2)PMe(2) (1) to the allenyl vinyl ketone 2 gave a trapped Nazarov reaction product. Under kinetic control, the addition of the phosphine was on the methylated carbon, contrary to expected steric and electronic considerations. Computational data pointed to hydrogen bonding between the phosphine and the methyl(More)
Species R(2)PCH(2)AlMe(2) (R = Me, Ph) are stable Lewis adducts but still react with CO(2) both in solution and in the solid state. The CO(2) adducts undergo a rearrangement unprecedented for ambiphilic molecules to form aluminium carboxylates. A new spirocyclic compound was also obtained by double Lewis pair activation of CO(2).
A series of N,N',N''-trisubstituted guanidines (1-6) and their copper(II) complexes, [κ(2)(O,N)-C(6)H(5)CONHC(NHC(6)H(4)Cl)NR](2)Cu(ii) (R = iso-propyl (1a), n-butyl (2a), sec-butyl (3a), tert-butyl (4a), benzyl (5a), and para-tolyl (6a)) were synthesized and characterized using elemental analysis, FTIR and NMR spectroscopy. DFT studies were used to assess(More)
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