Toshihide Maki

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An asymmetric carbon-carbon bond-forming reaction at the 2-position of a piperidine skeleton was exploited. This method consisted of a reaction between 1-(4-methoxybenzoyl)-3,4-didehydro-2-methoxypiperidines and dimethyl malonate catalyzed by Cu(II)-chiral 2,2'-isopropylidenebis(4-phenyl-2-oxazoline) to afford a 2-substituted piperidine skeleton with(More)
New catalytic ability of copper(II) ion has been exploited for monobenzoylation of 1,2-diols. The catalyst can be readily modified by ligation to acquire higher stereoselectivity. Highly effective kinetic resolution of dl-1,2-diols was achieved. The enantiodiscrimination process was clearly shown to be controlled by the kinetics of acylation of(More)
Quinones are a class of compounds of substantial toxicological and pharmacological interest. An ultrasensitive and highly selective chemiluminescence (CL) method was newly developed for the determination of quinones based on the utility of photochemically initiated luminol CL. The method involved ultraviolet (UV) irradiation of quinones to generate reactive(More)
Three new chiral stationary phases with different lengths of l-phenylalanine peptide were prepared by solid-phase synthesis with tert-butoxycarbonyl (Boc)-l-phenylalanine on silica. The effect of phenylalanine peptide length on enantioselectivity was studied. The best separation of R/S-warfarin was achieved by the chiral stationary phase with intermediate(More)
A highly sensitive and simple HPLC method with fluorescence detection for the determination of phentermine (Phen), fenfluramine (Fen) and norfenfluramine (Norf, the active metabolite of Fen) in rat brain and blood microdialysates has been developed. The brain and blood microdialysates were directly subjected to derivatization with(More)
PURPOSE To examine vitreous succinate levels from proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) patients and ascertain their association with PDR activity. DESIGN Comparative case series. METHODS A total of 81 eyes of 72 PDR patients were divided into active PDR (22 eyes), quiescent PDR (21 eyes), and active PDR with intravitreal bevacizumab injection (38(More)
A method for semi-micro high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) has been established for the simultaneous determination of glycyrrhizin (GL), glycyrrhetic acid (GA) and glycyrrhetic acid mono-glucuronide (GAMG) in incubation mixtures of rat feces with Shakuyaku-kanzo-to decoction (combination of licorice root and peony root). The analysis could be(More)
A bioassay-guided fractionation of methanol extract of Aristolochia bracteolata whole plant was carried out in order to evaluate its antimicrobial activity and to identify the active compounds in this extract. Antibacterial and antifungal activities of methanol extract against gram-positive, gram-negative, and fungal strains were investigated by the agar(More)
A new photocleavable molecule for laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry (LDI-MS) was designed and synthesized. The molecule exhibited high sensitivity for negative mode MS detection with good chemical stability. The molecule was successfully applied to molecular tag for (LDI-MS). Kinetic measurement of the amidation reaction and monitoring of(More)