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A new series of N-3,3-diphenylpropyl-N-(p-X-benzyl)-N'-phenylureas (5a-g) and thioureas (6a-g) were synthesized by the reaction of secondary amines and phenyl isocyanate or isothiocyanate. The cytotoxic effects of the urea and thiourea derivatives were evaluated by MTT (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) assay against Ehrlich(More)
Carbohydrases find a wide application in industrial processes and products, mainly in the food industry. With these enzymes, it is possible to obtain different types of sugar syrups (viz. glucose, fructose and inverted sugar syrups), prebiotics (viz. galactooligossacharides and fructooligossacharides) and isomaltulose, which is an interesting sweetener(More)
In this work, the theoretical description of the 4- and 3-substituted-cinnamic acid esterification with different electron donating and electron withdrawing groups was performed at the B3LYP and M06-2X levels, as a two-step process: the O-protonation and the nucleophile attack by ethanol. In parallel, an experimental work devoted to the synthesis and(More)
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