Walter W Massefski

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This work describes two distinct routes to prepare pyrazolo[1,5-alpha]pyrimidin-7-ones and two distinct routes to prepare pyrazolo[1,5-alpha]pyrimidin-5-ones. Use of 1,3-dimethyluracil as the electrophile in the preparation of the pyrimidin-5-one regioisomer represents a correction of previously reported results. Also, a novel reaction to prepare this(More)
Novobiocin is an orally active antibiotic that inhibits DNA gyrase by binding the ATP-binding site in the ATPase subunit. Although effective against Gram-positive pathogens, novobiocin has limited activity against Gram-negative organisms due to the presence of the lipopolysaccharide-containing outer membrane, which acts as a permeability barrier. Using a(More)
The solvation of carbohydrates in N, N'-dialkylimidazolium ionic liquids (ILs) was investigated by means of 13C and 35/37Cl NMR relaxation and 1H pulsed field gradient stimulated echo (PFG-STE) diffusion measurements. Solutions of model sugars in 1- n-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ([C4mim]Cl), 1-allyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ([CC2mim]Cl), and(More)
Dimethyl sulfoxide causes alpha,beta-dihalopropanoate derivatives to undergo efficient, selective dehydrohalogenation to form alpha-haloacrylate analogues. A variety of alpha-halo Michael acceptors were prepared in dimethyl sulfoxide under mild, base-free conditions, including the preparation of alpha-bromoacrolein and alpha-chloro- and bromoacrylonitriles.(More)
The degradation product of ezlopitant was isolated from low specific activity material and identified by solution phase hydrogen/deuterium (H/D) exchange and electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (ESI/MS/MS) to be an isopropyl peroxide analog of ezlopitant. The structure of the degradant was further confirmed by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)(More)
Cortisol and the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) signaling pathway has been linked to the development of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. In vivo, 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11β-HSD1) catalyzes the conversion of inactive cortisone to its active form, cortisol. Existing clinical data have supported 11β-HSD1 as a valid therapeutic target for type 2(More)
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