Klaus Bergander

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A hitherto unknown copolymer that contains sulfur in the backbone linking 3-hydroxybutyrate and 3-mercaptobutyrate by thioester linkages, poly(3HB-co-3MB), was synthesized by the polyhydroxyalkanoate-(PHA-) accumulating bacterium Ralstonia eutropha, when 3-mercaptobutyric acid was fed as the carbon source in addition to gluconate. The chemical structure of(More)
This is the first report on the biosynthesis of a hitherto unknown, sulfur-containing polyester and also the first report on a bacterial polymer containing sulfur in the backbone. The Gram-negative polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)-accumulating bacterium Ralstonia eutropha synthesized a copolymer of 3-hydroxybutyrate and 3-mercaptopropionate, poly(3HB-co-3MP),(More)
Linear copolymeric polythioesters [PTE; poly(alpha,omega-alkanedioic acid-co-alpha,omega-alkanedithiols)] were formed in good yield (approximately 69%) by thioesterification of 1,12-dodecanedioic acid with 1,6-hexanedithiol and 1,8-octanedithiol, respectively, catalyzed by immobilized lipase from Rhizomucor miehei (Lipozyme RM IM) in vacuo without a(More)
Fusarin C is a Fusarium mycotoxin that rearranges under reversed phase chromatographic conditions. In this study, the rearrangement of fusarin C was examined in detail, and the formation of fusarins under different conditions was optimized. All relevant fusarins including (10Z)-, (8Z)-, and (6Z)-fusarin C were isolated and identified by NMR. To confirm the(More)
Linear copolymeric polyesters (polyoxoesters) containing thioether functions [poly(3,3'-thiodipropionic acid-co-alpha,omega-alkanediols)] were formed in good yield by esterification of an equimolar mixture of 3,3'-thiodipropionic acid (4-thiaheptane-1,7-dioic acid) and 1,6-hexanediol (weight average molecular mass, M(W) >600 Da: approximately 81% after 6 h)(More)
Whereas freshly pressed linseed oil provides a delicate nutty flavor, a lingering bitter off-taste is developing upon storage at room temperature. Using a sensory guided fractionation approach, the key bitter compound was identified in stored linseed oil, and its structure was determined as the methionine sulfoxide-containing, cyclic octapeptide cyclo(PLFIM(More)
An exceedingly sterically demanding, rigid, and chiral NHC ligand, IBiox[(-)-menthyl] (1), was prepared and structurally characterized. With a buried volume of approximately 50%, this ligand arguably represents one of the most sterically demanding monodentate ligands. The ability to use aryl chloride substrates in intramolecular palladium-catalyzed(More)
Cyanophycin (multi-l-arginyl-poly-l-aspartic acid; also known as cyanophycin grana peptide [CGP]) is a putative precursor for numerous biodegradable technically used chemicals. Therefore, the biosynthesis and production of the polymer in recombinant organisms is of special interest. The synthesis of cyanophycin derivatives consisting of a wider range of(More)
2-Alkyl-4(1H)-quinolones (AQs) and related derivatives, which exhibit a variety of biological properties, are secondary metabolites produced by, e.g., Pseudomonas and Burkholderia spp. Due to their main role as signaling molecules in the quorum sensing system of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, 2-heptyl-4(1H)-quinolone (HHQ) and its 3-hydroxy derivative, termed the(More)
Linear copolymeric polythioesters [PTE; poly(α,ω-alkanedioic acid-co-α,ω-alkanedithiols)] were formed in good yield (∼69%) by thioesterification of 1,12-dodecanedioic acid with 1,6-hexanedithiol and 1,8-octanedithiol, respectively, catalyzed by immobilized lipase from Rhizomucor miehei (Lipozyme RM IM) in vacuo without a solvent. Similarly,(More)