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Total Synthesis of the Hsp90 Inhibitor Geldanamycin


09 Dec 2016

Amazingly short synthesis for complex macrolide

This paper describes amazingly shortest synthesis for such a complex macrolide. Geldanamycin was synthesized in 20 steps using key steps such as Cu-catalyzed intramolecular amidation. I have used synthetic strategy to synthesize prodrug of geldanamycin with...

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Effect of isocyanate content on thermal and mechanical properties of polyurea


04 May 2017

Influence of morphology on the mechanical properties of PU

The experimental section was adequately detailed in procedure and results describing necessary DMA and MDSC data were given.  No substantial differences were recorded while reproducing similar results.

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Regioselective synthesis of substituted rubrenes


22 Feb 2017

Excellent method to generate rubrenes

The manuscript entitled “Regioselective Synthesis of Substituted Rubrenes” is nicely written and excellent piece of work. Manuscript describes a method to generate Rubrene derivatives using a Diels Alder reaction and Phenyl lithium addition as key steps....

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Dramatic enhancement of carrier mobility via effective secondary structural arrangement resulting from the substituents in a porphyrin transistor


09 Dec 2016

Thorough study of porphyrin transistor derivatives

Enhancement of carrier mobility due to a secondary structural arrangement resulting from the substituents in a porphyrin transistor was observed. OSCFETs based on two different porphyrin derivatives displayed excellent mobilities of 2.57 and 0.48 cm2 V-1 s-1....

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Elastomeric Networks with Bimodal Chain-Length Distributions


23 Feb 2017

Strong Fundamental Polymer Structure Information

The data in this paper is veryw ell laid out. The data is easily reproducable and the work is easy to follow. 

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Structural and conformational studies of 2-phenyl-1,3,2-diaza- and -dioxaboracycloalkanes


19 Dec 2016

Experimental Details

t-Bu amine (50 mmol) and methyl acrylate (50 mmol) were dissolved in MeOH (10 mL) and stirred overnight under nitrogen.  The secondary amine was isolated by Kugelrohr distillation after the MeOH had been removed by rotary evaporation.  The purified material...

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Regioselective Copper-Catalyzed Amination of Chlorobenzoic Acids:  Synthesis and Solid-State Structures ofN-Aryl Anthranilic Acid Derivatives


08 Feb 2017

Synthesis of N-(4-carboxyphenyl) anthranilic acid

N-(4-carboxyphenyl) anthranilic acid (compound 31)

A mixture of 2-chlorobenzoic acid (1 mmol), 4-aminobenzoic acid (1 mmol), K2CO3 (2 mmol), Cu powder (0.009 mmol), and Cu2O (0.009 mmol) in 0.3 mL of 2-ethoxyethanol was refluxed at 130°C under inert...

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Macroporous silicone biomaterials with modified surface chemistry: Production and characterization


23 Feb 2017

Innovative Technique to Create a Membrane

Well written paper. The technique of using a removabile filler to direct pore size in a membrane is an innovative method and should be studied more. 

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Pharmacokinetics of propranolol.


17 Feb 2021

PK of a non-selective beta blocker

Great paper highlighting the PK of propranolol. Went into ADME properties and expanding indications

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Regulation of drug transporters


17 Feb 2021

Drug Transporters

Regulatory review on status of FDA understanding of drug transporters. Suggest policies and guidance to direct the industry to advance drug development

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Desymmetrization Reactions:  Efficient Preparation of Unsymmetrically Substituted Linker Molecules


09 Dec 2016

Innovative,one-pot method to synthesize bifunctional linkers

The paper presents an innovative way to synthesis bi functional linker (in this case azido-amine linkers). The method used described as concurrent reaction-extraction taking place in one pot has attracted a lot of attention. In the synthesis of compound 1 a...

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Grindstone chemistry: protic ionic liquid-substrate tuned green synthesis of 1,2-disubstituted and 2-substituted benzimidazoles with outstanding selectivity


14 Dec 2016

Innovative, but better methods known

Summary:

An efficient and environmentally benign method for synthesis of 1,2-disubstituted and 2 substituted benzimidazoles has been described. Although previous methods are available in literature for synthesis of such compounds, the ease of operation,...

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Reusable fluorescent photocrosslinked polymeric sensor for determining lead ions in aqueous media


22 Dec 2016

Excellent method. Minor adjustment will make it even better

Summary:

A polymeric film as fluorescent sensor for detection of Pb2+ in aqueous solutions, synthesised from 1-vinylimidazole, poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate and trimethylolpropane triacrylate has been described. The manuscript also describes the...

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Efficient Route for Cyclic Olefin Polymerization:  Nonchelated Monodentate Benzimidazole Nickel(II) Complex Catalysts for Vinyl Polymerization of Norbornene


24 Dec 2016

Innovative approach but low yields

Summary:

This article describes a method for cyclic olefin polymerization employing a non-chelated monodentate benzimidazole Ni(II) complex. The specific reaction catalysed, is the vinyl polymerization of norbornene. The article also describes the methods...

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A mild and efficient amide formation reaction mediated by P(OEt)3and iodine


24 Dec 2016

Reproducible reactions. Can be extended to other analouges

Summary:

This paper describes a novel method for efficient synthesis of amides through reaction of carboxylic acids with amines by activation with P(OEt)3 and Iodine. The novelty lies in easy amidation of several primary and secondary amines to synthesize...

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Synthesis, structure and study of azo-hydrazone tautomeric equilibrium of 1,3-dimethyl-5-(arylazo)-6-amino-uracil derivatives


24 Dec 2016

Lives up to the claims by the authors

Summary:

This paper reports the synthesis of hexamethylenebisacetamide (HMBA) without organic solvent or gas protection via amide exchange reaction of hexamethylenediamine (HDA) with CH3CN and H2O catalysed by CuO. The authors report the method to be more...

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1-Naphthyl-2-cyanoacetamide in heterocyclic synthesis: synthesis and evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of some new pyridine, pyrimidine, and naphtho[2,1-b]oxazine derivatives


01 Jan 2017

Very well reproducible but greener solvents need to be used

Summary:

This paper reports the reactivity of the methylene group of 1-naphthyl-2-cyanoacetamide 1 which was tested towards different reagents. These new compounds have been reported to be characterized by elemental analysis, IR, 1HNMR, 13C NMR, and mass...

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Thermochemistry of halogen-containing organic compounds with influence on atmospheric chemistry


31 Jan 2017

Good study - need to find methods for iodinated-molecules

Summary:

This research article reports a study on the thermocehemical behaviour of halogen-containing molecules in atmospheric chemical processes. The thermodynamic and thermochemical model of these components helps in understanding the interactions in...

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