Manuela Ramos Silva

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New chiral 1H,3H-pyrrolo[1,2-c]thiazoles were synthesized and screened for their in vitro activity as anti-cancer agents in three human tumor cell lines, colorectal adenocarcinoma, melanoma and breast adenocarcinoma. (R)-6-Hydroxymethyl-5-methyl-3-phenyl-1H,3H-pyrrolo[1,2-c]thiazole and the corresponding benzylcarbamate showed selectivity for breast cancer(More)
A thermodynamic based approach is used to investigate diflunisal+nicotinamide binary and solution mixtures. A 2:1 co-crystal could be prepared by liquid assisted ball mill grinding and by solution crystallization from ethanol. The diflunisal+nicotinamide+ethanol ternary phase diagram points out conditions for co-crystal scaling-up. From the(More)
Nucleophilic substitution reactions of 2-halo-2H-azirines 1a, 1b, 1d, and 1e with potassium phthalimide and aniline allowed the preparation of new substituted 2H-azirines 2-5. The reactions of 2-bromo-2H-azirine 1a with methylamine led to the synthesis of alpha-diimines 7 and 8. 2-Halo-2H-azirines were also established as building blocks for the synthesis(More)
A new process using the "ecofriendly" bismuth(III) salts as catalysts for the Westphalen and "backbone" rearrangements of 5 beta,6 beta-epoxysteroids is reported. This method is particularly sensitive to changes on solvent, temperature, stereochemistry of starting epoxysteroid, and its substituent at C17. Depending on the reaction conditions, either(More)
A new convergent synthesis of the antitumor steroid formestane (4-OHA) 5 has been performed from the easily available epimeric mixture of 5 alpha- and 5 beta-androst-3-en-17-one 1a and 1b in order to attempt a yield improvement. A two-step oxidative route followed by base-catalyzed isomerization was applied to the 5 alpha- and 5 beta-epimers 1a and 1b,(More)
The magnetic properties of two similar Er(3+) complexes have been investigated. [Er(tpm)3(bipy)] (Htpm = 1,1,1-trifluoro-5,5-dimethyl-2,4-hexanedione and bipy = 2,2'-bipyridine) displays thermally activated slow relaxation of magnetisation under a zero direct-current (DC) field. Under an applied HDC field of 1000 G, [Er(tpm)3(bipy)] exhibits two thermally(More)
Using a fluorinated 1,1,1-trifluoro-2,4-pentanedione (Htfac) ligand and either 2,2'-bipyridine (bipy), bathophenanthroline (bath) or 5-nitro-1,10-phenanthroline (5NO2phen) as an ancillary ligand, three new ternary erbium(iii) octacoordinated complexes have been synthesized. The single crystal structures of the new complexes (namely [Er(tfac)3(bipy)],(More)
Seven new tris(β-diketonear-nate)ytterbium(III) complexes with the general formula [Yb(β-diketonate)3(5NO2phen)] (where the β-diketone is either 4,4,4-trifluoro-1-(2-naphthyl)-1,3-butanedione, 4,4,4-trifluoro-1-(2-furyl)-1,3-butanedione, 1,1,1-trifluoro-2,4-pentanedione, 1,1,1-trifluoro-5,5-dimethyl-2,4-hexanedione,(More)
The reaction of o-halobenzoic acid with aniline derivatives and their subsequent cyclization reaction yielded the acridone derivatives. The series of nitro acridone derivatives were prepared by Ullmann condensation in presence of copper as catalyst and were characterized by FTIR, (1)H, (13)C NMR and mass spectra. The structure of 5-nitro-(2-phenyl amino)(More)
DNA is the molecular target for many of the drugs that are used in cancer therapeutics. Of particular interest are the minor groove binders, a group of DNA interactive agents that bind to specific regions of the genome and show significant toxicity towards cancer cells [1]. Alkylating agents induce permanent DNA damage and exhibit potent antitumor activity.(More)