Roman A Novikov

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The first formal [3 + 3]-cycloaddition of nitronates with donor-acceptor cyclopropanes is reported. The reaction is catalyzed by ytterbium trifluoromethanesulfonate and leads to hitherto unknown bicyclic nitrosoacetals, possessing two annelated six-membered rings.
New oligonucleotide analogues with triazole internucleotide linkages were synthesized, and their hybridization properties were studied. The analogues demonstrated DNA binding affinities similar to those of unmodified oligonucleotides. The modification was shown to protect the oligonucleotides from nuclease hydrolysis. The modified oligonucleotides were(More)
The definition of DNA and RNA G-quadruplexes (G4s) has recently been broadened to include structures with certain defects: bulges, G-vacancies or mismatches. Despite the striking progress in computational methods for assessing G4 folding propensity, predicting G4s with defects remains problematic, reflecting the enhanced sequential diversity of these(More)
Reaction of 17alpha-bromo-21-iodo-3beta-acetoxypregn-5-en-20-one with ammonia, primary, and secondary amines is simple and convenient method for preparation of [17(20)E]- and [17(20)Z]-pregna-5,17(20)-dien-21-oylamides. Synthesis and characteristics of 12 related amides are presented. Primary testing on cells proliferation indicated differing effects of(More)
Thrombin-binding aptamer (TBA) is a 15-nt DNA oligomer that efficiently inhibits thrombin. It has been shown that TBA folds into an anti-parallel unimolecular G-quadruplex. Its three-dimensional chair-like structure consists of two G-tetrads connected by TT and TGT loops. TBA undergoes fast degradation by nucleases in vivo. To improve the nuclease(More)
A new highly efficient method for the synthesis of 2-fluoro-2-nitrostyrenes was described. Radical nitration of readily available 2-bromo-2-fluorostyrenes with Fe(NO3)3·9H2O resulted in the formation of the corresponding α-fluoro-nitroalkenes in isolated yields up to 92%. The reaction proceeded as a nitration-debromination sequence to highly(More)
A new process for (4 + 2)-annulation of donor-acceptor cyclopropanes (DACs) with unsaturated compounds in the presence of anhydrous GaCl3 has been developed. In this process, DACs act as sources of formal 1,2- and 1,4-dipoles to give polysubstituted tetralins in high yields and with high regio- and diastereoselectivity. Alkenes with both aryl and alkyl(More)
Five 4,5-dihydro-1,3-oxazole derivatives of [17(20)E]-21-norpregnene, comprising 3β-hydroxy-5-ene (1), 3,6-dioxo-4-ene (2), 3-oxo-4-ene (3), 3α,5α-cyclo-6-oxo (4), 3β-hydroxy-6-oxo (5) fragments were synthesized. Synthesis was conducted with improved procedure, based on reaction of suitably protected [17(20)E]-pregnen-21-oic acids with ethanolamine in(More)
The value of stereoelectronic guidelines is illustrated by the discovery of a convenient, ozone-free synthesis of bridged secondary ozonides from 1,5-dicarbonyl compounds and H2 O2 . The tetraoxane products generally formed in reactions of carbonyl and dicarbonyl compounds with H2 O2 were not detected because the structural distortions imposed on the(More)
A new strategy for cascade assembly of substituted indenes and polycyclic lactones based on reactions of donor-acceptor cyclopropanes and styrylmalonates with aromatic aldehydes in the presence of GaCl3 has been developed. The use of GaCl3 makes it possible to principally change the direction of the reaction known in this series of substrates and to perform(More)