Pascal Palmas

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Pulsed field gradient NMR diffusion experiments can, in principle, lead to the "diffusive diffraction" phenomenon. In practice, its observation by gradients of the static magnetic field is difficult in real systems because they involve internal gradients due to the static magnetic field (necessary for polarizing nuclear spins). This latter drawback can be(More)
The structure of two selective inhibitors, Ac-Tyr-Ile-Arg-Ile-Pro-NH2 and Ac-(4-Amino-Phe)-(Cyclohexyl-Gly)-Arg-NH2, in the active site of the blood clotting enzyme factor Xa was determined by using transferred nuclear Overhauser effect nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. They represent a family of peptidic inhibitors obtained by the screening of(More)
Pulsed Field Gradient NMR (PFG-NMR) method used to measure the self-diffusion coefficient of liquids can also be exploited to probe the local geometry of porous media. In most practical cases, the measured diffusion attenuation is generally Gaussian and can be interpreted in terms of an apparent diffusion coefficient. Using well chosen experimental(More)
The rational design of new sensitive materials for chemical sensors relies on the knowledge of molecular interactions between the chemical species in question with compounds that may potentially be present in the gas phase. In this context, the intermolecular interactions between a family of functionalized polysiloxanes and a series of organic compounds(More)
Organic-inorganic hybrid membranes of poly(vinylidene fluoride)-cohexafluoropropylene (PVdF-HFP) and mesostructured silica containing sulfonic acid groups were synthesized by using the sol-gel process. These hybrid membranes were prepared by in situ co-condensation of tetraethoxysilane and an organically modified silane (ormosil) by a self-assembly route(More)
NMR Pulsed field gradient measurements of the restrained diffusion of confined fluids constitute an efficient method to probe the local geometry in porous media. In most practical cases, the diffusion decay, when limited to its principal part, can be considered as Gaussian leading to an apparent diffusion coefficient. The evolution of the latter as a(More)
Because of its reactivity, malonic acid diamide (1) was initially identified as an alternative precursor for the development of a new class of high-density insensitive energetic materials possessing low sensitivity to thermal decomposition and detonation by impact. Nitration of 1 was studied under different conditions and led to three different tautomeric(More)
An extension of the exploitation of a simple pulse sequence designed for indirect observation of 1H nuclei through 13C resonances is presented. It is shown that by using this pulse sequence under conditions of rapid magic-angle rotation and coherent energy transfer between directly bonded protons and carbons, an insight into the local dipolar interactions(More)
Mesomeric heteropentalene betaines are conjugated fused polyheterocyclic structures that represent interesting intermediates for organic synthesis. Five such structures, containing at least four nitrogen atoms and various substituents, have been characterized by (1)H, (13)C and (15)N NMR. We report, apparently for the first time, nitrogen NMR data and(More)