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  • Decarboxylative Arylation of Substituted Pyrroles N-protected with 2-(Trimethylsilyl) ethoxymethyl (SEM) 

    Figliola, C., Greening, S. M., Lamont, C., Groves, B. R., & Thompson, A. (2018). Decarboxylative arylation of substituted pyrroles N-protected with 2-(trimethylsilyl) ethoxymethyl (SEM). Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 96(6), 534-542. doi:
    Palladium-catalyzed decarboxylative arylation is reported using pyrroles N-protected with the 2-(trimethylsilyl) ethoxymethyl (SEM) group and featuring 2-, 3- and 4-substituents about the pyrrolic framework. In contrast ...
  • Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 

    Thompson, A. (2018). Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Dalhousie University. Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 2018, 96(7): iii,
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Pyrrolyldipyrrin F-BODIPYs 

    Greening, S. M., Robertson, K. N., & Thompson, A. (2018). Synthesis and characterization of pyrrolyldipyrrin F-BODIPYs. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 17(1), 89-98. DOIO: 10.1039/C7PP00341B
    A series of synthetic analogs of the tripyrrolic natural product prodigiosin were complexed with boron trifluoride to generate the corresponding F-BODIPYs. The maximum wavelengths of absorption and emission of the ...
  • Photo-induced Anticancer Activity and Singlet Oxygen Production of Prodigiosenes 

    Savoie, H., Figliola, C., Marchal, E., Crabbe, B. W., Hallett-Tapley, G. L., Boyle, R. W., & Thompson, A. (2018). Photo-induced anticancer activity and singlet oxygen production of prodigiosenes. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 17(5), 599-606. DOI: 10.1039/C8PP00060
    The photo-induced cytotoxicity of prodigiosenes is reported. One prodigiosene represents a synthetic analogue of the natural product prodigiosin, and two are conjugated to molecules that target the estrogen receptor (ER). ...
  • Regioselective Substituent Effects upon the Synthesis of Dipyrrins from 2-Formyl Pyrroles 

    Regioselective Substituent Effects upon the Synthesis of Dipyrrins from 2-Formyl Pyrroles. Beh, M.H.R.; Figliola, C.; Lund, K-l. A.R.; Kajetanowicz, A.K.; Johnsen, A.E.; Aronitz, E.M.; Thompson, A. Can. J. Chem. 2018, 96, 779-784, special issue to honour Dalhousie’s 200th anniversary (NSERC).
    The synthesis of symmetric α-free meso-H-dipyrrin hydrobromides from 5-H-2-formyl pyrroles was investigated. The self-condensation produces regioisomeric dipyrrins through the adoption of two mechanistic pathways. The key ...
  • Synthesis and Reactivity of Aza-Dipyrrin Alkali Metal Salts 

    Synthesis and Reactivity of Aza-Dipyrrin Alkali Metal Salts. Diaz-Rodriguez, R.M.; Robertson, K.N.; Thompson, A. Chem. Commun. 2018, accepted, CC-COM-09-2018-007101.R1 (NSERC) DOI: 10.1039/C8CC07101B
    We report the lithium, sodium and potassium salts of aza-dipyrrins and detail their use as anionic aza-dipyrrinato ligand sources in complexation. Of the three types of alkali salts studied, those of lithium are found to ...
  • Synthesis and Photobiological Activity of Ru(II) Dyads Derived from Pyrrole-2-Carboxylate Thionoesters 

    Deborah A. Smithen, Huimin Yin, Michael H. R. Beh, Marc Hetu, T. Stanley Cameron, Sherri A. McFarland,*and Alison Thompson. (2017). Inorganic Chemistry, 56, 4121-4132. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b00072
  • Synthesis and Anticancer Activity of Prodigiosenes bearing C-Ring Esters and Amides 

    Published version: Lund, K., Figliola, C., Kajetanowicz, A. & Thompson, A. (2017) Synthesis and Anticancer Activity of Prodigiosenes bearing C-Ring Esters and Amides, RSC Advances, 50 (7), 18617. doi: 10.1039/c7ra01628j
  • Asymmetric Dipyrrin and F-BODIPYs Conjugated to Terminal Alkynes and Alkenes 

    Published version: Figliola, C., Robertson, K., Greening, S., & Thompson, A. (2017). Asymmetric Dipyrrin and F-BODIPYs Conjugated to Terminal Alkynes and Alkenes. Journal of Organic Chemistry (June 24, 2017)
  • Prodigiosenes Conjugated to Tamoxifen and Estradiol 

    Published version: Marchal E1, Figliola C, Thompson A. (2017) Prodigiosenes Conjugated to Tamoxifen and Estradiol. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 15(25):5410-5427. doi: 10.1039/c7ob00943g
  • Probing the Hydrolytic Reactivity of 2-Difluoromethyl Pyrroles 

    Published version: Melanson JA, Figliola C, Smithen DA, Kajetanowicz AK, Thompson A. (2017). Probing the Hydrolytic Reactivity of 2-Difluoromethyl Pyrroles. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. 15, 144-152. doi:10.1039/c6ob01441k
  • Deuteration and Tautomeric Reactivity of the 1-Methyl Functionality of Free-base Dipyrrins 

    Groves, B. R., Cameron, T. S., & Thompson, A. (2017). Deuteration and tautomeric reactivity of the 1-methyl functionality of free-base dipyrrins. Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 15(37), 7925-7935. DOI: 10.1039/C7OB01278K
    Regioselective reactivity of the 1-methyl group of free-base dipyrrins is explored, including discussion of tautomerism to provide exocyclic alkenyl reactivity. Deuterium is installed such as to generate dipyrrins substituted ...
  • Thionation Reactions of 2-Pyrrole Carboxylates 

    Brandon R. Groves, Deborah A. Smithen, T. Stanley Cameron and Alison Thompson. (2016). Thionation Reactions of 2-Pyrrole Carboxylates. RSC Advances, 6, 69691-69697. DOI: 10.1039/c6ra14809c
  • Robust Synthesis of F-BODIPYs 

    Publisher's version: Beh, Michael; Douglas, Katherine; House, Kelsey; Murphy, Alexandra; Sinclair, Jackson; and Thompson, Alison. Robust Synthesis of F-BODIPYs. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2016, 14, 11473-11479. DOI: 10.1039/c6ob02238c
    F-BODIPYs are widely used in applications that rely upon their highly tunable optical properties. A protocol is established for the high-yielding synthesis of F-BODIPYs involving non-anhydrous reagents and not requiring ...
  • Eight-Membered Ring-Containing Jadomycins: Implications for Non-enzymatic Natural Products Biosynthesis 

    Published version: Robertson AW, Martinez-Farina CF, Smithen DA, Yin H, Monro S, Thompson A, McFarland SA, Syvitski RT, Jakeman DJ. (2015). Eight-Membered Ring-Containing Jadomycins: Implications for Non-enzymatic Natural Products Biosynthesis. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137, 3271-3275. doi: 10.1021/ja5114672
  • Influence of B-Ring Modifications on Proton Affinity, Transmembrane Anion Transport and Anti-Cancer Properties of Synthetic Prodigiosenes 

    Marchal, E., Rastogi, S., Thompson, A., & Davis, J. T. (2014). Influence of B-ring modifications on proton affinity, transmembrane anion transport and anti-cancer properties of synthetic prodigiosenes. Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 12(38), 7515-7522. doi: 10.1039/c4ob01399a.
    Prodigiosin is the parent compound of the tripyrrolic natural products known as the prodigiosenes. Some of these natural products and their synthetic analogs show anti-cancer, immunosuppressive and antimicrobial actions, ...
  • Synthesis and Antimalarial Activity of Prodigiosenes 

    Marchal, E., Smithen, D. A., Uddin, M. I., Robertson, A. W., Jakeman, D. L., Mollard, V., ... & Thompson, A. (2014). Synthesis and antimalarial activity of prodigiosenes. Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 12(24), 4132-4142. DOI:b10.1039/C3OB42548G
    Several analogues of the natural compound prodigiosin with modified A- and C-rings were synthesised as were some of their tin, cobalt, boron and zinc complexes. The antimalarial activity of these prodigiosenes was evaluated ...
  • Activation and Deprotection of F-BODIPYs using Boron Trihalides 

    Lundrigan, Travis, Cameron, T. Stanley, Thompson, Alison. (2014). Activation and deprotection of F-BODIPYs using boron trihalides. Chemical Communications, 50(53), 7028-7031. DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02706J
    The activation of F-BODIPYs with boron trihalides, followed by treatment with a nuclephile, effects facile substitution at boron; using water as the nucleophile promotes deprotective removal of the–BF2 moiety and thereby ...
  • The Use of Tin (IV) Chloride to Selectively Cleave Benzyl Esters over Benzyl Ethers and Benzyl Amines 

    Baker, A. E., Marchal, E., Lund, K. L. A., & Thompson, A. (2014). The use of tin (IV) chloride to selectively cleave benzyl esters over benzyl ethers and benzyl amines. Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 92(12), 1175-1185.
    Benzyl esters are cleaved upon reaction with SnCl4, resulting in isolation of the corresponding carboxylic acid. Importantly, benzyl ethers, amines and amides do not undergo debenzylation under these conditions, nor do a ...
  • Synthesis of symmetric meso-H dipyrrin hydrobromides from 2-formyl pyrroles 

    Lund, K. L. A., & Thompson, A. (2014). Synthesis of Symmetric meso-H-Dipyrrin Hydrobromides from 2-Formylpyrroles. Synlett, 25(08), 1142-1144. DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1341066
    The reaction of 2-formyl pyrroles in acidic methanol gives the corresponding symmetric, meso-H 4,6-dipyrrin hydrobromides. This convenient strategy involves initial deformylation under the acidic conditions, followed by ...