Tomoya Kitazume

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We have previously reported that a novel S-benzylisothiourea derivative, S-(3,4-dichlorobenzyl)isothiourea, tentatively named A22, induced spherical cells in Escherichia coli. To elucidate the structural element(s) required for inducing these spherical cells, the biological activity of S-benzylisothiourea derivatives and related compounds toward E. coli(More)
We previously isolated Rhodococcus sp. 065240, which catalyzes the defluorination of benzotrifluoride (BTF). In order to investigate the mechanism of this degradation of BTF, we performed proteomic analysis of cells grown with or without BTF. Three proteins, which resemble dioxygenase pathway enzymes responsible for isopropylbenzene degradation from(More)
We comprehensively investigated the effects of substitution of the benzyl group in S-benzylisothiourea derivatives on antibacterial activity, because we found previously that some substitutions enhanced it. A 2,4-Cl2-derivative was found to be the most effective compound, it was stronger than the original one in Gram-negative rod shaped-bacteria such as(More)
The antibacterial activity of various types of imidazolium, pyrrolidinium and piperidinium salts with both propargyl group and alkyl and/or silylalkyl chains of different lengths, are described. Especially, the MIC (μg/ml) of prepared each compound for Escherichia coli and other several bacteria was determined.
By using the convenient protocol for conversion of 2-substituted furans into 4-oxo-2-alkenoic acids ((i) NBS, (ii) NaClO(2)), macrosphelide B (2) was synthesized from furyl alcohol 5 (>98% ee) and acid 6 (99% ee). The protocol was first applied to the PMB ether of 5 to afford acid 13b. On the other hand, DCC condensation of acid 6 with 5 gave 16 after(More)
Anti-SN2' mode of allylation of the monoester of 4-cyclopentene-1,3-diol with aryl and alkenyl anions was achieved, for the first time, with the MeOCH2CO2- group as a leaving group to which R-ZnBr and CuCl (as a catalyst) were best fitted. The aryl groups successfully installed were Ph, o- and p-MeC6H4, o-MOMOC6H4, o-MeOC6H4, and p-F-C6H4, while cis and(More)
[structure: see text]. It was demonstrated that mesylation of appropriate gamma,gamma-difluorinated allylic alcohols under usual conditions furnished the corresponding alpha,alpha-difluorinated allylic mesylates, possibly by way of 1,3-mesyloxy-group migration after formation of the expected "normal" intermediates, gamma,gamma-difluorinated allylic(More)
Hitherto unknown, relatively labile gem-difluorinated vinyloxiranes were prepared by difluoro-Wittig reactions with alpha,beta-epoxyketones; for these vinyloxiranes alkyl groups were delivered at the fluorine-attached terminal carbon atom in an SN2' manner by RLi, while Me3Al and MeMgBr-CuCl (3: 1) introduced the Me group at the allylic epoxy carbon with(More)
[reaction: see text] gem-Difluorinated vinyloxiranes are versatile building blocks for the synthesis of fluorinated compounds. Investigations of their reactions with nucleophiles resulted in highly regio- and stereoselective reductions. In their reactions with LiAlH4, hydride reacted at the allylic epoxide carbon to produce homoallylic alcohols exclusively.(More)