Lisa McElwee-White

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Sub-15 nm Au nanoparticles have been fabricated on a nanostructured Ag surface at room temperature via a liquid-phase chemical deposition upon excitation of the localized surface plasmon resonance (SPR). Measurement of the SPR-mediated photothermal local heating of the substrate surface by a molecular thermometry strategy indicated the temperature to be(More)
W(CO)(6)-catalyzed oxidative carbonylation of 1,3-propanediamine to the corresponding urea has been examined under a variety of conditions. Following optimization, the Thorpe-Ingold effect on ring closure was studied using 2,2-dialkyl-1,3-propanediamines. For the 2,2-dimethyl- and 2,2-dibutyl-1,3-propanediamines, the yields were increased significantly as(More)
[reaction: see text] Amino alcohols undergo W(CO)(6)-catalyzed oxidative carbonylation to the corresponding hydroxyalkylureas without protection of the hydroxyl group. Selected examples of 1,2-, 1,3-, 1,4-, and 1,5-amino alcohols were converted to the ureas in good to excellent yields, with only small amounts of the cyclic carbamates being formed. In(More)
W(CO)(6)-catalyzed carbonylation provides an alternative to phosgene or phosgene derivatives such as 1,1-carbonyldiimidazole (CDI) for the conversion of amines to ureas. As an illustration, the core structure of the HIV protease inhibitors DMP 323 and DMP 450 has been prepared by catalytic carbonylation of diamine intermediates from the original syntheses.
Hydantoins can be synthesized from the corresponding amino amides employing oxidative catalytic carbonylation using W(CO)(6) as the catalyst, I(2) as the oxidant, CO as the carbonyl source, and DBU as base. Secondary amides afford the hydantoins in good to excellent yields, which decrease as the steric bulk of the N-alkyl substituent increases.
Aerosol-assisted chemical vapor deposition (AACVD) of WOx was demonstrated using the oxo tungsten(VI) fluoroalkoxide single-source precursors, WO[OCCH3(CF3)2]4 and WO[OC(CH3)2CF3]4. Substoichiometric amorphous tungsten oxide thin films were grown on indium tin oxide (ITO) substrates in nitrogen at low deposition temperature (100-250 °C). At growth(More)
The tungsten phenylimido complex Cl4(PhCN)W(NPh) (2b) was tested as a single-source precursor for growth of tungsten nitride (WNx ) thin films, and results were compared to films previously deposited from the isopropylimido complexes Cl4(RCN)W(N i Pr) (1a, R /CH3; 1b, R /Ph). Films deposited from 2b exhibited growth rates ranging from 2 to 21 Å min 1 over a(More)