Advances in Chemistry Research. Volume 47

James C. Taylor (Editor)

Series: Advances in Chemistry Research
BISAC: SCI013000




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In the introductory chapter of Advances in Chemistry Research. Volume 47, the authors review eterogeneous catalytic systems reported from 2004 to 2018 for some of the key chemical transformations of limonene such as oxidation, hydrogenation and isomerization reactions. The main advantages of the heterogeneous catalytic processes are the easy separation of a catalyst from a reaction mixture, the possibility of reuse and the mild reaction conditions of the processes.

The processes responsible for the memory effect (induced by electrical breakdown and discharge in custom-made/commercial tubes) filled with noble gases at low pressure are analyzed in the next chapter. This analysis is based on the experimental results pertaining to a mean value of electrical breakdown time delay as a function of the afterglow period

Next, a variety of hydroxyquinoline-based compounds from three perspectives, namely their applications as anticancer agents, as sensing agents for metal detection, and the mechanisms of their actions.

The authors provide an overview on the ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes catalyzed and visible-light assisted procedures employed for the production of radical intermediates from sulfonyl chlorides. In addition, they account the applications of these radical species in the syntheses of functionalized aliphatic and aromatic compounds.

Because previous kinetic models assume that the reaction medium was reacting at random and without a turnover associated to thermodynamics exchanges, some included experimental studies aim to show that coupling factor 1 from spinach chloroplasts has latent ATPase activity which becomes expressed after heat-treatment and incubation with calcium.

Lastly, optically active ketones are isolated from the domino deprotection/decarboxylation/protonation reaction of racemic allyl or benzyl B-ketoesters and corresponding enol carbonates mediated with both palladium species and unichiral aminoalcohols. Protonation of an ammonium enolate as the key enantioselective step is consistent with the absence of a relationship between the nature of the substrate and the absolute configuration of the isolated ketone.


Chapter 1. Clean Limonene Transformations into Added-Value Compounds of Fine Chemistry Using Heterogeneous Catalysis
(Jaime Andrés Becerra, PhD, and Aída Luz Villa, PhD, Chemical Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia)

Chapter 2. Processes Induced by Electrical Breakdown Responsible for the Memory Effect in Low Pressure Noble Gases
(Milić M. Pejovic, Koviljka Dj. Stanković, Momčilo M. Pejović and Predrag Osmokrović, University of Nis, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Nis, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 3. Recent Advances in the Research of Hydroxyquinoline Derivatives as Bioactive Molecules: Anticancer and Sensing Agents
(Po-yee Chung, Chung-hin Chui, Johnny Cheuk-on Tang, Wai-ming Kwok and Kim-hung Lam, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China)

Chapter 4. Ruthenium(II) Polypyridyl Complexes-Catalyzed Visible-Light-Mediated Activation of Sulfonyl Chlorides for Organic Synthesis
(Renu Chaudhary, Polath Venugopalan and Palani Natarajan, Department of Chemistry and Centre for Advanced Studies in Chemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India)

Chapter 5. Dynamics of the Hydrophilic to Hydrophobic Proteins and Enzymes Turnover in A. Bennun's Biochemical-Physics Neurotransmission Model for the Glycerol Assay of the Hydration Shell Dynamics on the Hydrophilic Structure of the Active Site of CF1-ATPase
(Alfred Bennun, Full Professor-Emeritus-Rutgers University Consultant, CONICET, AR)

Chapter 6. Decarboxylative Protonation through Cooperative Palladocatalysis and Chiral Organocatalysis: Pathways to Enantioenriched Ketones
(Jacques Muzart, Institut de Chimie Moléculaire, CNRS-Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France)


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