Mihaiela C Stuparu

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In this study, we systematically explore the influence of the lipophilic group on the siRNA transfection properties of the polycationic-based delivery vectors. For this, a novel and modular synthetic strategy was developed for the preparation of polymers carrying a cationic site and a lipophilic group at each polymer repeat unit. These bifunctional polymers(More)
Influence of light exposure on cesium lead halide nanostructures has been explored. A discovery of photon driven transformation (PDT) in 2D CsPbBr3 nanoplatelets is reported, in which the quantum-confined few-monolayer nanoplatelets will convert to bulk phase under very low irradiation intensity (≈20 mW cm-2 ). Benefiting from the remarkable emission color(More)
Herein, we explore the synthesis of corannulene-based ribbon-shaped molecules through a repetitive Diels-Alder strategy. For this, appropriate corannulene-based dienes and dienophiles were identified and synthesized. These building blocks could be combined in a modular way to obtain the dimeric and trimeric segments of the hypothetical molecular ribbons. 1D(More)
The reactivity of the double-stranded hydrocarbon cycle with two ether bridges (1) toward iodotrimethylsilane (TMSI) was investigated in some detail. The carbon skeleton of cycle 1 resembles the belt region of a C84 fullerene which makes it a potential precursor to the long sought after fully aromatic derivative. Upon exposure to TMSI, cycle 1 undergoes a(More)
Electrochemically active corannulene derivatives with various numbers of electron-donating 4-(N,N-dimethylamino)phenylethynyl (1-4) or electron-withdrawing cyanobutadienyl peripheral substitutents (5-8) were prepared. The latter derivatives resulted from formal [2 + 2] cycloaddition of cyanoolefins to 1-4 followed by retro-electrocyclization. Conformational(More)
The authors report on conductivity studies carried out on lithium solvated electron solutions (LiSES) prepared using two types of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), namely 1,3,5-triphenylbenzene and corannulene, as electron receptors. The solid PAHs were first dissolved in tetrahydrofuran (THF) to form a solution. Metallic lithium was then dissolved into(More)
A class of its own: A new class of fullerene C60 hosts--polymeric in nature--has been developed by careful design of the molecular structure of the polymer repeat unit and the mode of interaction between the repeat unit and C60 (see picture). As these hosts are synthesized by free-radical polymerization, polymer hosts with various chemical compositions and(More)
The two compounds, 1 and 5, are investigated by means of collision-induced dissociation experiments by using ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry and other mass spectrometric techniques as to their ability to act as precursors for the fully unsaturated double-stranded target compound 2. These experiments are complemented by flask-type pyrolyses of 5,(More)
A new family of π-conjugated oligomers featuring a nonplanar polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, corannulene, and a planar aromatic unit, thiophene, is synthesized through an iterative metal-catalyzed coupling protocol. The two structural motifs are connected through an acetylene linkage. In the shorter oligomers, a thiophene unit is attached to one or two(More)
Poly(ß-hydroxyl amine)s are prepared from readily available small molecular building blocks at ambient conditions. These macromolecules can be transformed into main-chain cationic polymers upon quaternization of the backbone amine units. The modular and mild nature of the synthesis allows for incorporation of multiple (2-4) chemically distinct reactive(More)