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A new way of forming the aza-o-xylylene with easily accessible 1,2-dihydroquinolines as precursor has been developed. The presence of an electron-donating group at the proper position of 1,2-dihydroquinoline was crucial for protonation of the alkene through dearomatization with a simple Brønsted acid. The in situ forming reactive intermediate was trapped… (More)
A novel NBD-derived fluorescent probe for Zn(2+) is described; the probe features ready availability, good water solubility, high sensitivity and selectivity, and ability to quantify the concentration of Zn(2+).
Antioxidant peptides are gradually being accepted as food ingredients, supplemented in functional food and nutraceuticals, to positively regulate oxidative stress in the human body against lipid and protein oxidation. Meat muscle and meat by-products are rich sources of proteins and can be regarded as good materials for the production of bioactive peptides… (More)
We have developed an organocatalytic asymmetric Michael reaction of acylsilane through the selection of acylsilane substrates and organocatalysts, thus creating a rare example of acylsilane α-alkylation with a chiral guanidine catalyst, which afforded products in good yields and high stereoselectivity. The corresponding adducts described here have also been… (More)
Alkyl substituted Hantzsch esters are rationally used as alkylation reagents to replace the nitro groups of nitro olefins to give excellent yields of trans-olefins. The reaction mechanism is considered to proceed through a free radical mechanism, which is different from the corresponding transfer alkylation of imines.