1/25/2016  TCI NEWS

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[New Edition] TCIMail Quarterly Magazine – No. 168

TCIMAIL contains technical papers contributed by leading professors and scientists. We also introduce our new reagents in the fields of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Bioscience and Analytical Science. Examples of application and use are explained in an easy way, using various schemes and charts.
Prof. Hsiu-Fu Hs
Hsiu-Fu Hsu
Department of Chemistry, Tamkang University, Taiwan

'Chemistry is an art.' As a college student, I could not really apprehend how chemistry is an art as told by a physical chemistry professor. As a research assistant at National Tsin-Hua University, fascinated by the colorful nature of organometallic compounds, I was involved in metal cluster organometallic chemistry and then I found that the beauty of the molecular structures of metal cluster compounds impressed me more. 'Chemistry is an art' has then seeded in my early career of research. As chemistry being recognized as a structurally based science, designs of molecular structures have always attracted me initially to get through the resulting beautiful science behind these beautiful molecules.
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Chemistry Chat
- Focusing on the Elements - Compounds Composed of Two Elements (4)
Kentaro Sato

- Reagents for Perovskite Solar Cells: Highly Pure Lead(II) Halides
- Alkylation Reagents for Ester Synthesis
- A New Stable Fluorinating Reagent with Ease of Handling (Hara Reagent)
- Fulgide-Type Photochromic Material: Aberchrome 670
- A New Curcumin Analogue with Enhanced Antitumor Activities
- Kinase Inhibitor

Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Research Article

Direct Synthesis of N-Unprotected Aziridines from Olefins Using a Rhodium Catalyst

Falck et al. have reported the direct synthesis of N-unprotected aziridines from olefins. According to their results, various olefins can be converted into the corresponding N-unsubstituted aziridines in high yields and stereospecifically by the treatment of a hydroxylamine (1) and a catalytic amount of Rh2(esp)2. Conventionally, aziridinations of olefins require amines having an electron-withdrawing protecting group and in some cases side reactions occur. To obtain the N-free aziridines, a sequential deprotection is performed. Aziridine moieties can be found in natural products such as azinomycins and can be regarded as significant building blocks. Thus, this reaction is expected to be applied for the direct synthesis of the N-unsubstituted aziridines from olefins.


New Products


Product Highlight

Antitumor Compound present in a Tree of Africa

Combretastatin A4 (CA4) is an antitumor compound isolated from the African bush willow tree (Combretum caffrum).1) CA4 binds to tubulin dimers and inhibits microtubule polymerization, thereby inducing mitotic arrest and apoptosis in endothelial cells.1,2) Combretastatin A4 phosphate disodium salt (CA4P), a water-soluble prodrug of CA4, is converted to CA4 by metabolism.3) It has been reported that CA4P has significant effects on tumor vascularization by disrupting vascular endothelial cadherin.4,5) Recently CA4 was also extracted from Brazilian Combretaceae family plant (Combretum leprosum).6) And various CA4 analogs have been synthesized and evaluated for antitumor activity.7,8)
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New Products

Chiral columns for HPLC “TCI Chiral series”

• A unique stationary phase
  Polymaleimide (helical polymer) bearing chiral side groups coated on silica gel.
• Suitable for separation of carbonyl compounds and the others
  ex. Ketones, Esters, Carboxylic acids, N-Protected Amino acids, Alcohols etc.
• Available for three types chiral stationary phase (MB-S, BP-S and CH-S)
• High column load capacity
• Superior column longevity [Maximum pressure: 2900 psi (20 MPa)]
• Affordable price
TCI Chiral series

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