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  • 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 ...
  • 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, https://doi.org/10.1139/cjc-2018-0190
  • Classifying donor strengths of dipyrrinato/aza-dipyrrinato ligands 

    Diaz-Rodriguez, Roberto M., Robertson, Katherine N., and Thompson, Alison. (2019). Classifying donor strengths of dipyrrinato/aza-dipyrrinato ligands. Dalton Transactions.
    A parameter is reported by which to use 13C NMR chemical shifts to measure and predict the donor capabilities of N^N dipyrrinato and aza-dipyrrinato ligands chelating in L^X fashion. The results enable the rationalisation ...
  • 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: https://doi.org/10.1139/cjc-2017-0402
    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 ...
  • An Improved Method for the Synthesis of F-BODIPYs from Dipyrrins and Bis(dipyrrin)s 

    Lundrigan, T., Baker, A. E., Longobardi, L. E., Wood, T. E., Smithen, D. A., Crawford, S. M., ... & Thompson, A. (2012). An Improved Method for the Synthesis of F-BODIPYs from Dipyrrins and Bis (dipyrrin) s. Organic letters, 14(8), 2158-2161. DOI: 10.1021/ol300681w
    An improved methodology for the synthesis of F-BODIPYs from dipyrrins and bis(dipyrrin)s is reported. This strategy employs lithium salts of dipyrrins as intermediates that are then treated with only one equivalent of boron ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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). 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 ...
  • Step-wise synthetic approach is necessary to access g-conjugates of folate: folate-conjugated prodigiosenes 

    Despite the vast literature that describes reacting folic acid with a pharmacophore, this route is ineffective in providing the correct regioisomer of the resulting conjugate. We herein present a step-wise route to the ...
  • 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 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 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 of Prodigiosene-Estrogen Conjugates: optimization of protecting group strategies and anticancer properties 

    Marchal, E., Uddin, M. I., Hawco, C. L., & Thompson, A. (2015). Synthesis of prodigiosene–estrogen conjugates: optimization of protecting group strategies and anticancer properties. Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 93(5), 526-535. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjc-2014-0516
    The tripyrrolic prodigiosene skeleton was conjugated to several estrogen ligands. The conjugation was achieved via an ester linker that proved to be unusually sensitive to hydrolysis during synthesis. This work describes ...
  • 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 ...
  • Use of F-BODIPYs as a protection strategy for dipyrrins: optimization of BF2 removal. 

    Smithen, D. A., Baker, A. E., Offman, M., Crawford, S. M., Cameron, T. S., & Thompson, A. (2012). Use of F-BODIPYs as a protection strategy for dipyrrins: optimization of BF2 removal. The Journal of organic chemistry, 77(7), 3439-3453. DOI: 10.1021/jo3002003
    We recently reported the first general method for the deprotection of 4,4-difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacenes (F-BODIPYs) involving a microwave-assisted procedure for the removal of the BF2 moiety, and liberation of ...
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjc-2014-0364
    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 ...