Michael Knorr

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Different synthetic routes leading to terpyridines functionalised with furan heterocycles are reviewed. The methodologies used to prepare such compounds include the ring closure of 1,5-diketones and cross-coupling reactions. These versatile terpyridines and their derived metal complexes find applications in various fields including coordination chemistry,(More)
Two new silica-based composites were prepared as adsorbents for the capture of Ni(II) ions. The first strategy consists in coating chitosan on colloidal fumed silica after acidic treatment yielding the composite SiO(2)+CS. The second route involves in a first step surface condensation of triethoxysilylbutyronitrile, followed by acidic hydrolysis of the(More)
A series of original spiropyrrolizidine derivatives has been prepared by a one-pot three-component [3 + 2] cycloaddition reaction of (E)-3-arylidene-1-phenyl-pyrrolidine-2,5-diones, l-proline, and the cyclic ketones 1H-indole-2,3-dione (isatin), indenoquinoxaline-11-one and acenaphthenequinone. We disclose an unprecedented isomerization of some spiroadducts(More)
With the aim to develop new potent antitubercular agents, a series of novel dispirooxindolopyrrolidines and dispirooxindolopyrrolothiazoles have been synthesized via a three-component 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of (Z)-3-arylidenebenzofuran-2-ones, substituted isatin derivatives and α-aminoacids. The stereochemistry of the spiroadducts has been confirmed by(More)
An important factor for the acceptance of spoken dialogue systems is their ability to react flexibly on misunderstandings between user and system. This paper addresses the issue of grounding utterances in task-oriented human-computer dialogues. It focuses on the aspect of handling ambiguities while parsing word lattices from a speech recognizer: The parser(More)
Novel organosilylated tetrathiafulvalenes (TTFs) possessing Si-H or Si-Si bonds have been synthesised. The crystal structures of several derivatives have been determined by X-ray diffraction, including that of dimeric (Si2Me4)(TTF)2 (11) incorporating a diatomic SiMe2-SiMe2 linker. Cyclic voltammetry measurements in all cases show two oxidation waves. DFT(More)
The CuI- or Ag₂CO₃-catalyzed [3+2] cycloaddition of propargyl-substituted dihydroisoindolin-1-one (3) with arylnitrile oxides 1a-d (Ar = Ph, p-MeC₆H₄, p-MeOC₆H₄, p-ClC₆H₄) produces in good yields novel 3,5-disubstituted isoxazoles 4 of the ethyl-2-benzyl-3-oxo-1-((3-arylisoxazol-5yl)methyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-isoindole-1-carboxylate type. With aryl azides 2a-d(More)
Reaction of CuI with bis(phenylthio)propane in a 1:1 ratio yields the two-dimensional coordination polymer [{Cu(μ(2)-I)(2)Cu}{μ-PhS(CH(2))(3)SPh}(2)](n) (1). The 2D-sheet structure of 1 is built up by dimeric Cu(2)I(2) units, which are connected via four bridging 1,3-bis(phenylthio)propane ligands. In contrast, treatment of 2 equiv of CuI with(More)
For the first time, POSS-based coordination polymers (CPs) have been structurally characterized. These CPs were obtained in high yield via self-assembly reactions of thioether-functionalized polysilsesquioxanes with Cu(I) salts under mild conditions. Single-crystal analyses revealed the formation of 3D networks incorporating different secondary building(More)