Michal Zalibera

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Thermal decomposition of potassium persulphate (K2S2O8) was studied in detail by the EPR spin trapping technique in dimethylsulphoxide (DMSO), employing 5,5-dimethyl-1-pyrroline-N-oxide (DMPO), 5-ethoxycarbonyl-5-methyl-1-pyrroline-N-oxide (EMPO) and 5-(diisopropoxyphosphoryl)-5-methyl-1-pyrroline-N-oxide (DIPPMPO) as spin traps. DMPO and/or its derivatives(More)
Brindzová L., Čertík M., Rapta P., Zalibera M., Mikulajová A., Takácsová M. (2008): Antioxidant activity, β-glucan and lipid contents of oat varieties. Czech J. Food Sci., 26: 163–173. The antioxidant activity, total phenolic and β-glucans contents, and the fatty acid profile of total lipids in covered (black and yellow) and naked oats were studied. Oats(More)
The sodium salt of the new bis(mesitoyl)phosphinic acid (BAPO-OH) can be prepared in a very efficient one-pot synthesis. It is well soluble in water and hydrolytically stable for at least several weeks. Remarkably, it acts as an initiating agent for the surfactant-free emulsion polymerization (SFEP) of styrene to yield monodisperse, spherical nanoparticles.(More)
The electrochemistry of three new clusterfullerenes Dy3N@C2n (2n=78, 80), namely two isomers of Dy3N@C80 (I and II) as well as Dy3N@C78 (II), have been studied systematically including their redox-reaction mechanism. The cyclic voltammogram of Dy3N@C80 (I) (Ih) exhibits two electrochemically irreversible but chemically reversible reduction steps and one(More)
0144-8617/$ see front matter 2008 Elsevier Ltd. A doi:10.1016/j.carbpol.2008.10.017 q Mention of trade names or commercial products i purpose of providing specific information and does n endorsement by the US Department of Agriculture. * Corresponding author. Tel.: +421 2 59410289; fax E-mail address: chemsimk@savba.sk (I. Šimkovic). Corn fiber was(More)
Semiquinones (SQ) are generated in photosynthetic organisms upon photoinduced electron transfer to quinones (Q). They are stabilized by hydrogen bonding (HB) with the neighboring residues, which alters the properties of the reaction center. We designed, synthesized, and investigated resorcin[4]arene cavitands inspired by this function of SQ in natural(More)
The relationship between cis-trans isomerism and anticancer activity has been mainly addressed for square-planar metal complexes, in particular, for platinum(ii), e.g., cis- and trans-[PtCl2(NH3)2], and a number of related compounds, of which, however, only cis-counterparts are in clinical use today. For octahedral metal complexes, this effect of(More)
We present the synthesis and characterization of enantiomerically pure [6]helicene o-quinones (P)-(+)-1 and (M)-(-)-1 and their application to chiroptical switching and chiral recognition. (P)-(+)-1 and (M)-(-)-1 each show a reversible one-electron reduction process in their cyclic voltammogram, which leads to the formation of the semiquinone radical anions(More)
Newly synthesized derivatives of 6-oxo-6,9-dihydro[1,2,5]selenadiazolo[3,4-h]quinoline variously substituted at position 7 (R = H, COOH, COCH(3), CN, COOC(2)H(5) and COOCH(3)) are established in strongly alkaline aqueous solutions (0.1 M NaOH; pH ∼ 13) as N(9)-deprotonated structures, but in less alkaline solutions (0.001 M NaOH; pH ∼ 11) the(More)
The properties of p-phenylenediamine- (PD-) based systems substantially depend on the molecular topology. The singly bridged PD analogues HMPD and OMPD in which the PD rings are connected by a flexible linker reveal particular electronic properties in their radical cations and dications. The EPR and UV-vis spectra of HMPD(2+••) were found to be(More)