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Latest Developments in Metalloenzyme Design and Repurposing
Artificial metalloenzymes (AMEs) combine homogeneous catalysis with enzymatic catalysis. In this microreview the authors describe recent developments in this fascinating field, ranging from artificial zinc hydrolases, metathesases, new heme protein reactions to lightâ€driven redox reactions and enzyme models. [Microreview]
- Shaghayegh Abdolahzadeh, Johannes W. de Boer, Wesley R. Browne
Redox-State Dependent Ligand Exchange in Manganese-Based Oxidation Catalysis [Microreview]
- Marco Chino, Ornella Maglio, Flavia Nastri, Vincenzo Pavone, William F. DeGrado, Angela Lombardi
Artificial Diiron Enzymes with a De Novo Designed Four-Helix Bundle Structure [Microreview]
- Kristian E. Dalle, Franc Meyer
Modelling Binuclear Metallobiosites: Insights from Pyrazole-Supported Biomimetic and Bioinspired Complexes [Microreview]
- Tim Nichol, J. Colin Murrell, Thomas J. Smith
Controlling the Activities of the Diiron Centre in Bacterial Monooxygenases: Lessons from Mutagenesis and Biodiversity [Microreview]
- Bernhard Kräutler
Antivitamins B12—A Structure- and Reactivity-Based Concept [Concept]
- Jing Tang, Jun Li, Peimei Da, Yongcheng Wang, Gengfeng Zheng
Solar-Energy-Driven Photoelectrochemical Biosensing Using TiO2 Nanowires [Minireview]
- Adeline Jasselin-Hinschberger, Corinne Comoy, Anthony Chartoire, Yves Fort
Elaboration of Furopyridine Scaffolds [Microreview]
July 22, 2015
Angewandte Chemie 31/2015: Strategies and Methods
This week, T. N. Grossmann et al. review the design of protein interaction inhibitors. What strategies are available to yield peptidomimetics? The Highlight deals with the reverse installation of alkynes with the EBX reagent (J. Kaschel and D. B. Werz). In her Essay, C. M. Filloux discusses the influence of language on studies about the anomeric effect.
In the Communications section, S. H. Mushrif et al. report on formyl C–H bond activation by surface lattice oxygen of CuO nanoleaves (see picture). A. Yamada et al. reveal that the superstructure in the metastable intermediate-phase Li2/3FePO4 accelerates the cathode reaction in lithium ion batteries. J. Clayden et al. succeeded in the pseudoephedrine-directed asymmetric α-arylation of α-amino acid derivatives, and O. K. Farha et al. devised a method for the selective photooxidation of a mustard-gas simulant.
Making Polymers from a Greenhouse Gas
Versatile nanostructures made from CO2 based polycarbonates
A future where power plants feed their carbon dioxide directly into an adjacent production facility instead of spewing it up a chimney and into the atmosphere is definitely possible, because CO2 isn’t just an undesirable greenhouse gas; it is also a good source of carbon for processes like polymer production. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, American scientists have now introduced a two-step, one-pot conversion of CO2 and epoxides to polycarbonate block copolymers that contain both water-soluble and hydrophobic regions and can aggregate into nanoparticles or micelles.
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