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Recent Findings from Jagiellonian University Provides New Insights into Biomimetics (Amine-Catalyzed Direct Aldol Reactions of Hydroxy- and...

July 30, 2014



Recent Findings from Jagiellonian University Provides New Insights into Biomimetics (Amine-Catalyzed Direct Aldol Reactions of Hydroxy- and Dihydroxyacetone: Biomimetic Synthesis of Carbohydrates)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- New research on Biomimetics is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating in Krakow, Poland, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "This article presents comprehensive studies on the application of primary, secondary, and tertiary amines as efficient organocatalysts for the de novo synthesis of ketoses and deoxyketoses."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Jagiellonian University, "Mimicking the actions of aldolase enzymes, the synthesis of selected carbohydrates was accomplished in aqueous media by using proline- and serine-based organocatalysts. The presented methodology also provides direct access to unnatural L-carbohydrates from the (S)-glyceraldehyde precursor."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Determination of the absolute configuration of all obtained sugars was feasible using a methodology consisting of concerted ECD and VCD spectroscopy."

For more information on this research see: Amine-Catalyzed Direct Aldol Reactions of Hydroxy- and Dihydroxyacetone: Biomimetic Synthesis of Carbohydrates. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2014;79(12):5728-5739. Journal of Organic Chemistry can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; Journal of Organic Chemistry - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/joceah)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting O. Popik, Jagiellonian University, Fac Chem, PL-30060 Krakow, Poland. Additional authors for this research include M. Pasternak-Soder, K. Lesniak, M. Jawiczuk, M. Gorecki, J. Frelek and J. Mlynarski (see also Biomimetics).

Keywords for this news article include: Krakow, Poland, Europe, Bioengineering, Biomimetics, Bionanotechnology, Biotechnology, Emerging Technologies, Nanobiotechnology, Nanotechnology

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