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1. Experimental details All reagents were purchased from Aldrich, the commercial ThT(Cl) was recrystallized in acetonitrile. The slow addition of an aqueous saturated solution of KI (5 ml) to an aqueous solution (20 ml) of (ThT)Cl (0.600 g, 1.88 mmol) resulted in the formation of a yellow solid that was filtered off, washed with cold water (10 ml) and dried(More)
The adsorption of H2O, NH3 and HCOOH as polar probe molecules and C6H6 and CH4 as non-polar ones on a series of zig-zag (n,0) single-walled boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) and on a boron-nitride mono-layer (BNML) has been studied by means of B3LYP-D* periodic calculations. Computed electrostatic potential maps for the pristine BN nanomaterials indicate that(More)
Metal ions have been implicated in several neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, as their dyshomeostasis may lead to production of reactive oxygen species as well as increased toxicity of amyloid protein aggregates. In this work, we present design and synthesis of three novel multifunctional hydroxypyridinone ligands, HL11, HL12, and(More)
The condensation (polymerization by water elimination) of molecular building blocks to yield the first active biopolymers (e.g. of amino acids to form peptides) during primitive Earth is an intriguing question that nowadays still remains open since these processes are thermodynamically disfavoured in highly dilute water solutions. In the present(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurological disease of confusing causation with no cure or prevention available. The definitive diagnosis is made postmortem, in part through the presence of amyloid-beta plaques in the brain tissue, which can be done with the small molecule thioflavin-T (ThT). Plaques are also found to contain elevated amounts of metal ions(More)
The development of new strategies to find commercial molecules with promising biochemical features is a main target in the field of biomedicine chemistry. In this work we present an in silico-based protocol that allows identifying commercial compounds with suitable metal coordinating and pharmacokinetic properties to act as metal-ion chelators in(More)
Ramachandran maps of neutral and ionized HCO-Gly-NH2 and HCO-Ala-NH2 peptide models have been built at the B3LYP/6-31++G(d,p) level of calculation. Direct optimizations using B3LYP and the recently developed MPWB1K functional have also been carried out, as well as single-point calculations at the CCSD(T) level of theory with the 6-311++G(2df,2p) basis set.(More)
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