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  • 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). ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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). https://doi.org/10.1139/cjc-2017-0662
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Scope and limitations in sulfur ylide mediated catalytic asymmetric aziridination of imines: use of phenyldiazomethane, diazoesters and diazoacetamides 

    Aggarwal, VK, M. Ferrara, CJ O'Brien, A. Thompson, et al. 2001. "Scope and limitations in sulfur ylide mediated catalytic asymmetric aziridination of imines: use of phenyldiazomethane, diazoesters and diazoacetamides." Journal of the Chemical Society-Perkin Transactions 1: 1635-1643.
    No abstract available.
  • Self-assembly of novel trimers using dipyrromethene ligands 

    Thompson, A., SJ Rettig, and D. Dolphin. 1999. "Self-assembly of novel trimers using dipyrromethene ligands." Chemical Communications: 631-632.
    Ligands comprising two dipyrromethene units linked at the beta-position have been used to prepare trimeric complexes with Zn-II and Co-II; the structure of the Zn-II complex is confirmed by X-ray analysis.
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • Synthesis and biological evaluation of prodigiosene conjugates of porphyrin, estrone and 4-hydroxytamoxifen 

    Hawco, C. L., Marchal, E., Uddin, M. I., Baker, A. E., Corkery, D. P., Dellaire, G., & Thompson, A. (2013). Synthesis and biological evaluation of prodigiosene conjugates of porphyrin, estrone and 4-hydroxytamoxifen. Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 21(19), 5995-6002. DOI: 10.1016/j.bmc.2013.07.042}
    To generate the first series of prodigiosene conjugates, the tripyrrolic skeleton was appended to estrone, tamoxifen and porphyrin frameworks by way of ester linkers and various hydrocarbon chain lengths. The ability of ...
  • Synthesis and characterisation of the unsubstituted dipyrrin and 4,4-dichloro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene: improved synthesis and functionalisation of the simplest BODIPY framework 

    Groves, Brandon R., Sarah M. Crawford, Travis Lundrigan, Cherif F. Matta, et al. 2013. "Synthesis and characterisation of the unsubstituted dipyrrin and 4,4-dichloro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene: improved synthesis and functionalisation of the simplest BODIPY framework." Chemical Communications 49(8): 816-818.
    An improved and scalable synthesis of the unsubstituted 4,4-difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene framework facilitates access to the previously unreported parent dipyrrin HCl salt, as well as 4,4-dichloro-4-bora-3a,4a- ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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)
    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 of dipyrrins bearing chirality adjacent to the conjugated skeleton - Electron-poor pyrroles exhibit dramatically reduced nucleophilicity 

    Beshara, Cory S., Beth M. Pearce, and Alison Thompson. 2008. "Synthesis of dipyrrins bearing chirality adjacent to the conjugated skeleton - Electron-poor pyrroles exhibit dramatically reduced nucleophilicity." Canadian Journal of Chemistry-Revue Canadienne De Chimie 86(10): 951-957.
    With the aim of furthering our investigations into the asymmetric complexation of dipyrrinato ligands, a dipyrrin bearing a stereogenic centre directly adjacent to the conjugated skeleton was synthesized. The electron- ...
  • Synthesis of heteroleptic pyrrolide/bipyridyl complexes of ruthenium(II) 

    Lundrigan, Travis, Carla L. M. Jackson, Md Imam Uddin, Lloyd A. Tucker, et al. 2012. "Synthesis of heteroleptic pyrrolide/bipyridyl complexes of ruthenium(II)." Canadian Journal of Chemistry-Revue Canadienne De Chimie 90(8): 693-700.
    The synthesis and characterization of the first heteroleptic pyrrolide/2,2'-bipyridyl complexes of ruthenium(II) are reported. Pyrroles substituted at the 2-position with X = O functionality react with Ru(bipy)(2)Cl-2.2H(2)O ...
  • Synthesis of natural products containing the pyrrolic ring 

    Young, Ian S., Paul D. Thornton, and Alison Thompson. 2010. "Synthesis of natural products containing the pyrrolic ring." Natural Product Reports 27(12): 1801-1839.
    This review provides an overview of the synthetic chemistry that has been utilised to prepare natural products containing a pyrrolic ring.
  • 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 ...
  • Synthetic prodigiosenes and the influence of C-ring substitution on DNA cleavage, transmembrane chloride transport and basicity 

    Rastogi, Soumya, Estelle Marchal, Imam Uddin, Brandon Groves, et al. 2013. "Synthetic prodigiosenes and the influence of C-ring substitution on DNA cleavage, transmembrane chloride transport and basicity." Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 11(23): 3834-3845.
    No abstract available.
  • 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