Mario Leypold

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Phenazines are bacterial virulence and survival factors with important roles in infectious disease. PhzF catalyzes a key reaction in their biosynthesis by isomerizing (2 S,3 S)-2,3-dihydro-3-hydroxy anthranilate (DHHA) in two steps, a [1,5]-hydrogen shift followed by tautomerization to an aminoketone. While the [1,5]-hydrogen shift requires the conserved(More)
In this contribution a convenient synthetic method to obtain tetraacylgermanes Ge[C(O)R]4 (R=mesityl (1 a), phenyl (1 b)), a previously unknown class of highly efficient Ge-based photoinitiators, is described. Tetraacylgermanes are easily accessible via a one-pot synthetic protocol in >85 % yield, as confirmed by NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and(More)
The phenazines are colored secondary metabolites that many bacterial species produce in such large quantities that they are visible to the naked eye. Phenazines are redox-active, enabling them to act as broad-specificity antibiotics and as virulence/survival factors as in the case of the blue pyocyanin produced by the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas(More)
Herein, we report on the first sila-aldol reaction, which emphasizes the tight connection between silicon and carbon chemistry. This novel synthetic method provides straightforward access to 2-oxahexasilabicyclo[3.2.1]octan-8-ide, a structurally complex silicon framework, in quantitative yield. Its structure was confirmed by NMR spectroscopy and X-ray(More)
Hierarchical self-assembly is a fundamental principle in nature, which gives rise to astonishing supramolecular architectures that offer an inspiration for the development of innovative materials in nanotechnology. Here we present the unique structure of a cone-shaped amphiphilic designer peptide. When tracking its concentration-dependent morphologies, we(More)
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