Mohamed Saleh Makki

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Three new diterpenes Amijiol acetate (3), dolabellane, Dolabellatrienol (4), and dolastane, Amijiol-7, 10-diacetate (9) were isolated together with the previously described Pachydictyol A (1), Isopachydictyol A (2), 8β-hydroxypachydictyol A (5), Amijiol (6), Isodictyohemiacetal (7) and Dictyol C (8) from the Red Sea brown alga Dictyota dichotoma var.(More)
The petroleum ether extract of the red alga Laurencia obtusa afforded three new C(15) acetogenins (cyclic ether enyne): (12Z)-cis-maneonene-D (1), (12E)-cis-maneonene-E (2), and (12Z)-trans-maneonene-C (3), along with one known cis-maneonene-A (4). Blood neutrophils were prepared, cultured, and incubated for 24, 48, and 72 h in medium with and without(More)
The possibility of converting polyethylene terephthalate (PET) waste into terephthalic acid as a primary material by using different techniques through trans-esterification, with an alcohol and through hydrolysis in basic medium, has been investigated. In addition, utilization of activating agents such as inorganic salts and phase transfer catalysts has(More)
Levodopa (LD) is used to increase dopamine level for treating Parkinson's disease. The major metabolism of LD to produce dopamine is decarboxylation. In order to understand the metabolism of LD; the electronic structure of levodopa was investigated at the Density Functional DFT/B3LYP level of theory using the 6-311+G** basis set, in the gas phase and in(More)
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