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The complete nucleotide sequences of the genes coding for L, M protein subunits and part of cytochrome subunit of the photosynthetic reaction center were determined for the thermophilic purple sulfur bacterium t Chromatium tepidum (t Chr. tepidum) which belongs to the γ subclass. The DNA fragments with 860 bp and 1900 bp were amplified by the Polymerase(More)
Many insoluble metallofullerenes are called missing metallofullerenes. These metallofullerenes have not yet been isolated despite their detection in raw soot using mass spectrometry. They have been anticipated to show unique structures and properties that differ considerably from those of soluble metallofullerenes. Herein, a missing metallofullerene,(More)
Magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) and absorption spectra of metal bacteriochlorin complexes have been measured on bacteriochlorophyll (BChl) a in various solvents and different forms of light-harvesting complexes 1 (LH1 complexes). In hydrophilic organic solvents, the MCD intensity of the Q(y)(0-0) transition of BChl a was sensitive to the wavelength of(More)
Cereulide and valinomycin are both 36-membered cyclic depsipeptides with 12 stereogenic centers that have a very similar sequence of cyclo [-D-O-Leu-D-Ala-L-O-Val-L-Val-]3 and cyclo [-D-O-Val-D-Val-L-O-Ala-L-Val-]3, respectively. Cereulide is an emetic toxin produced by Bacillus cereus through an unusual non-ribosomal peptide synthesis (NRPS), whereas(More)
2,3,5,6-Tetrabromohydroquinone was isolated as a luminous substance from Ptychodera flava. This compound emitted light after addition of hydrogen peroxide under basic conditions. Since hydroquinone had no fluorescence, further investigation by spectral analysis revealed that riboflavin was the only possible light emitter having green fluorescence. In the(More)
Cocrystals of one-dimensional cyanide-bridged Cu-Cr or Cu-Co bimetallic assemblies and mononuclear Cu complexes, [Cu(chxn)2]3[M(CN)6]2·4H2O (chxn = trans-cyclohexane-(1R,2R)-diamine; M = Cr for 1 and Co for 2), and two-dimensional cyanide-bridged Cu-Fe bimetallic assembly, [Cu(N-Eten)2]3[Fe(CN)6]2·4H2O (N-Eten = Nethylethylenediamine) (3), were prepared and(More)
The exohedrally functionalized derivative of endohedral metallofullerene, Ce2@C80(Mes2SiCH2SiMes2), was successfully synthesized and fully characterized. X-ray crystallographic and NMR spectroscopic analyses reveal that the free random motion of two metal atoms in Ce2@C80 is controlled inside the cage by exohedral chemical functionalization.
Correlation between the photoinduced shape changes of diarylethene single crystals and their molecular packing in the crystals was studied. Crystals of 1,2-bis(5-ethyl-2-phenyl-4-thiazolyl)perfluorocyclopentene (3a) and 1,2-bis(2-isopropyl-5-phenyl-3-thienyl)perfluorocyclopentene (4a) showed similar photoinduced deformation from square to lozenge as that of(More)
We show here that La@C72 has a non-IPR cage, unique electronic properties, and high reactivity by the spectroscopic and X-ray crystallographic analysis and the theoretical study. The isolation of La@C72 as a stable derivative might constitute an important stepping-stone on the way to isolation of these unknown metallofullerenes and open new material science(More)