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Acenes can be thought of as one-dimensional strips of graphene and they have the potential to be used in the next generation of electronic devices. However, because acenes larger than pentacene have been found to be unstable, it was generally accepted that they would not be particularly useful materials under normal conditions. Here, we show that, by using(More)
Yeast-based in vivo cloning is useful for cloning DNA fragments into plasmid vectors and is based on the ability of yeast to recombine the DNA fragments by homologous recombination. Although this method is efficient, it produces some by-products. We have developed an "ultra-low background DNA cloning system" on the basis of yeast-based in vivo cloning, by(More)
Three types of the donor(D)-donor'(D')-acceptor(A) triads 1-6 with different D-A combinations, carbazole (Cz, D)-[n.n]PCP(D')-1,8-naphthalimide (NI, A) (1-3), 10H-phenothiazine (PTZ, D)-[n.n]PCP(D')-NI(A) (4, 5), and 10-methyl-10H-phenothiazine (Me-PTZ, D)-[2.2]PCP-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole (BTD, A) 6, were synthesized for the elucidation of their(More)
The total synthesis of ganglioside GP3, which is found in the starfish Asterina pectinifera, has been accomplished through stereoselective and effective glycosylation reactions. The sialic acid embedded octasaccharide moiety of the target compound was constructed by [4+4] convergent coupling. A tetrasaccharyl donor and acceptor that contained internal(More)
Photoinduced color change of naphthalene diimides (NDIs) bearing alkylamine moieties has been observed in the solid state. The color change is attributed to the generation of a NDI radical-anion species, which may be formed through a photoinduced electron-transfer process from the alkylamine moiety to the NDI. The photosensitivity of NDIs is highly(More)
Novel photoswitchable chiral hosts having an axis chiral 2,2'-dihydroxy-1,1'-binaphthyl (BINOL)-appended stiff-stilbene, trans-(R,R)- and -(S,S)-1, were synthesized by palladium-catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura coupling and low-valence titanium-catalyzed McMurry coupling as key steps, and they were fully characterized by various NMR spectral techniques. The(More)
The title complex C42H48·2C6N4 {systematic name: hepta-cyclo[,19).1(6,18).1(10,14).1(24,36).1(28,32)]do-tetra-conta-1(37),5(40),6(41),10(42),11,13,18,23,28,30,32(39),36(38)-dodeca-ene-ethene-tetra-carbo-nitrile (1/2)}, consisting of four-layered [3.3]meta-cyclo-phane (MCP) with two tetra-cyano-ethyl-ene (TCNE) mol-ecules, was grown from a mixture(More)
The title compound, C40H46N2 {systematic name: 12,30-di-aza-hepta-cyclo[,19).1(6,18).1(10,14).1(24,36).1(28,32)]do-tetra-conta-1(37),5(40),6(41),10(42),11,13,18,23,28,30,32(39),36(38)-dodeca-ene}, has syn-anti-syn geometry wherein the two outer [3.3]meta-cyclo-phane (MCP) moieties have a syn geometry, and contain the facing benzene and pyridine(More)