Rhodri Ll Thomas

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The antimicrobial activity of native chitosan was compared to that of lipase-degraded chitosan. The effects of O-carboxymethylated (O-CM) substitution on native (molecular weight, 120; degree of deacetylation, 84.71%) and lipase-degraded chitosans were also investigated. The antimicrobial activity of native chitosan was more extensive than that of(More)
We present herein a high yield, highly selective catalytic synthesis of vinylboronate esters (VBEs), including 1,1-disubstituted VBEs, from alkenes without significant hydrogenation or hydroboration, using the simple catalyst precursor, trans-[RhCl(CO)(PPh3)2] (1), and the diboron reagents B2pin2 (2a, pin = pinacolato = OCMe2CMe2O) or B2neop2 (2b, neop =(More)
The reactions between [(C(5)H(5))(2)MCl(2)] (where M = Ti, Zr, Hf) and Li[B(5)H(8)] in a variety of solvents have been investigated. In the case of Zr, a pale orange solid, mu-(Cp(2)ClZr)B(5)H(8) (1), is formed in 70% yield. Compound 1 exists as a B(5)H(9) cage with a Cp(2)ClZr moiety replacing a bridging H atom. The variable temperature NMR spectra of 1(More)
The complex trans-[Rh(Cl)(CO)(PPh3)2] (1) is an efficient catalyst precursor for the dehydrogenative borylation of alkenes without consumption of half the alkene substrate by hydrogenation, giving useful vinylboronate esters including 1,1-disubstituted derviatives that cannot be made by alkyne hydroboration.
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