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A noncatenated, Zn-based metal-organic framework (MOF) material bearing silyl-protected acetylenes was constructed and postsynthetically modified using "click" chemistry. Using a solvent-based, selective deprotection strategy, two different organic azides were "clicked" onto the MOF crystals, resulting in a porous material whose internal and external… (More)
A Zn-cornered, mixed-ligand, metal-organic framework (MOF) bearing TMS-protected acetylenes has been constructed and its surface decorated with organic molecules via'click chemistry', in a demonstration of selective post-synthesis functionalization.
A modification of the Sonogoshira coupling reaction employing an amidine base and a substoichiometric amount of water generates symmetrical and unsymmetrical bisarylethynylenes in one pot through in situ deprotection of trimethylsilylethynylene-added intermediates.
We report an achiral bisphosphine rhodium complex equipped with a binding site for the recognition of chiral anion guests. Upon binding small chiral guests--cofactors--the rhodium complex becomes chiral and can thus be used for asymmetric catalysis. Screening of a library of cofactors revealed that the best cofactors lead to hydrogenation catalysts that… (More)
Gold nanoparticles have been widely utilized to achieve colorimetric detection for various diagnostic applications. One of the most frequently used methods for DNA detection involves the aggregation of DNA-modified gold nanoparticles driven by target DNA hybridization. This process, however, is intrinsically slow, limiting its use in rapid diagnostics. Here… (More)
A facile substrate-encapsulated RCM-based synthesis of 7-membered lactones is reported. Coordination of the alpha,omega-dienyl ester precursor to the bulky Lewis acid (LA) aluminum tris(2,6-diphenylphenoxide) (ATPH) provides a protective extended steric pocket to the olefin moieties, thereby favoring intramolecular RCM over intermolecular ADMET… (More)
A Zn-based, mixed-ligand (pillared paddlewheel), metal-organic framework (MOF) has been covalently and quantitatively decorated with free carboxylic acids to demonstrate the utility of covalent post-synthesis modification in the construction of otherwise inaccessible carboxy-functionalized MOFs.
A chiral supramolecular ligand has been assembled and applied to the rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric hydroformylation of unfunctionalized internal alkenes. Spatial confinement of the metal center within a chiral pocket results in reversed regioselectivity and remarkable enantioselectivities.
A series of 4,4'-ethynylenedibenzoic acids were synthesized and used in the construction of Zn-based, mixed-ligand metal-organic frameworks; through variation of functionality in the 3- and 3'-positions of these linkers, a collection of MOFs with differing connectivities and varying levels of interpenetration was obtained.
Lesion-induced DNA amplification (LIDA) has been employed in the detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Due to the presence of the proximal abasic lesion, T4 DNA ligase exhibits greater intolerance to basepair mismatches when compared with mismatch ligation in the absence of the abasic lesion. Moreover the presence of the abasic group also… (More)