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Carla S. A. Baltazar, Marta C. Marques, Cláudio M. Soares, Antonio M. DeLacey, Inês A. C. Pereira and Pedro M. Matias
Herein we review the distribution, biochemical, catalytic, spectroscopic and structural properties of known [NiFeSe] hydrogenases of the Hys, Vhu and Fru classes and report on active-site models for the Vhu and Fru enzymes, for which there is no structural information. Hys hydrogenases are attractive catalysts for technological applications such as biohydrogen production.
Xiaobing Xi, Yu Fang, Taiwei Dong and Prof. Yong Cui
In triple time: A step-by-step assembly of three homochiral micro- and mesoporous metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) from a predesigned triple-stranded heptametallic helicate bearing six free pyridine groups has been achieved. The geometry, symmetry, and enantiopurity of the helicate are efficiently amplified in the infinite frameworks. Furthermore, the MOFs can encapsulate guest molecules (see example).
Cathodic Corrosion: A Quick, Clean, and Versatile Method for the Synthesis of Metallic Nanoparticles
Dr. Alexei I. Yanson, Dr. Paramaconi Rodriguez, Dr. Nuria Garcia-Araez, Rik V. Mom, Dr. Frans D. Tichelaar and Prof. Marc T. M. Koper
A simple and effective method for the synthesis of nanoparticles is reported based on extreme cathodic polarization of a metal, formation of cation-stabilized metal anions, and their agglomeration (see picture). The improved catalytic activity of these nanoparticles in the oxidation of carbon monoxide as well as methanol is shown using platinum.
Dr. Evgeniya B. Logashenko, Dr. Oksana V. Salomatina, A. V. Markov, Dr. Dina V. Korchagina, Prof. Nariman F. Salakhutdinov, Prof. Genrikh A. Tolstikov, Prof. Valentin V. Vlassov and Prof. Marina A. Zenkova
A new killer of cancer: Glycyrrhetinic acid derivatives were screened for their potential as inducers of human cancer cell death. Compound 1 displayed potent single-agent activity at micromolar concentrations, and induced death in various human cancer cells. Further analysis indicated that cell death was caused by the intrinsic caspase-dependent apoptosis pathway.
Fluoride-Cleavable, Fluorescently Labelled Reversible Terminators: Synthesis and Use in Primer Extension
Diana C. Knapp, Dr. Saulius Serva, Dr. Jennifer D'Onofrio, Dr. Angelika Keller, Dr. Arvydas Lubys, Prof. Dr. Ants Kurg, Prof. Dr. Maido Remm and Prof. Dr. Joachim W. Engels
Bright new things: A new set of fluorescently labelled reversible terminators has been synthesised (see picture). A polymerase able to incorporate these compounds was found, and the complete system of terminator–polymerase was successfully used in a cyclic reversible terminating approach on CodeLink slides spotted with oligonucleotide probes.
On the Synergistic Catalytic Properties of Bimetallic Mesoporous Materials Containing Aluminum and Zirconium: The Prins Cyclisation of Citronellal
Selvedin Telalović, Dr. Anand Ramanathan, Jeck Fei Ng, Dr. Rajamanickam Maheswari, Cees Kwakernaak, Fouad Soulimani, Hans C. Brouwer, Prof. Dr. Gaik Khuan Chuah, Prof. Dr. Bert M. Weckhuysen and Dr. Ulf Hanefeld
Synergy: Bimetallic three-dimensional amorphous mesoporous materials, Al-Zr-TUD-1s, outperformed monometallic Al-TUD-1 as well as Zr-TUD-1 in the intramolecular Prins cyclisation of citronellal (see scheme). Owing to the intramolecular nature of the Prins cyclisation of citronellal, the hydrophilic surface of the catalyst and the presence of both Brønsted and Lewis acid sites, synergy could be obtained with bimetallic Al-Zr-TUD-1.
Dr. Paul M. Wood, Dr. L. W. Lawrence Woo, Dr. Mark P. Thomas, Dr. Mary F. Mahon, Dr. Atul Purohit and Prof. Barry V. L. Potter
Two for the price of one! Concurrent inhibition of both aromatase and sulfatase enzymes may provide a more effective treatment for hormone-dependent breast cancer than either monotherapy. Several potent dual inhibitors based on the letrozole and vorozole templates were identified, providing promising leads for further development.
Xiaolong Wang and Prof. M. Mercedes Maroto-Valer
Breathe out later: A new approach to capture and store CO2 by mineral carbonation using recyclable ammonium salts is studied. The mass ratio of Mg/NH4HCO3/NH3 is the key factor that controls carbonation (see image). The use of NH4HCO3 as the source of CO2 can avoid desorption and compression of CO2.