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Silver turns up the A-C: In the presence of Ag(I) ions, a DNA polymerase incorporated deoxyadenosine (from dATP) at the site opposite cytosine in the template strand to afford the full-length product (see scheme), meaning that DNA polymerases prefer a C-Ag(I)-A base pair to the more thermodynamically stable C-Ag(I)-C base pair.
Metal-mediated base pairs formed by the coordination of metal ions to natural or artificial bases impart unique chemical and physical properties to nucleic acids and have attracted considerable interest in the field of nanodevices. Ag(I) ions were found to mediate DNA polymerase catalyzed primer extension through the formation of a C-Ag(I)-T base pair, as… (More)
We prepared bifunctional Mg(II) porphyrin catalysts 1 for the solvent-free synthesis of cyclic carbonates from epoxides and CO2. The activities of 1d, 1h, and 1i, which have Br(-), Cl(-), and I(-) counteranions, respectively, increased in the order 1i < 1h < 1d. Catalysts 1d and 1j-m, which bear four tetraalkylammonium bromide groups with different alkyl… (More)
The biogenous iron oxide (BIO) from Leptothrix ochracea was transformed to an organic-inorganic hybrid support to prepare an excellent immobilized enzyme showing high catalytic performance.
We have developed a very active bifunctional porphyrin catalyst showing a high turnover number (TON = 103,000) for the synthesis of cyclic carbonates from CO(2) and epoxides under solvent-free conditions.
Previous research has suggested that a singly presented facial stimulus having a direct gaze holds spatial attention. This study examined whether facial stimulus having a direct gaze can also capture spatial attention in a relative dot-probe paradigm (facial stimulus having a direct gaze was presented concurrently with that having an averted gaze). The… (More)
Bicyclic tertiary alcohols 1 bearing quaternary stereocenters at the two adjacent bridgehead positions were synthesized with high stereoselectivity via the intramolecular crossed benzoin reactions catalyzed by NHC organocatalysts.
Phenyl(trimethylsilylethynyl)iodonium and tert-butyldimethylsilylethynyl(phenyl)iodonium triflates were applied to alkynylation of benzotriazole. Treatment of the silylethynyliodonium triflates with the potassium salt of benzotriazole ion in (t)BuOH and CH(2)Cl(2) gave 2-(trimethylsilylethynyl)-2H-1,2,3-benzotriazole and… (More)