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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Photodecarboxylation of Substituted Naphthylmethyl Arylacetate Esters: Synthesis of Naphthylarylethanes 

    Hilborn, James W., Moya-Barrios, Reinaldo, Thompson, Alison. (2019). The Photodecarboxylation of Substituted Naphthylmethyl Arylacetate Esters: Synthesis of Naphthylarylethanes. ACS Publication (pre-publication).
    The synthesis of naphthylarylethanes via the photodecarboxylation of naphthylmethyl arylacetate esters is reported where the aryl group is able to stabilize a charge transfer reaction. The reaction proceeds via intramolecular ...
  • Synthesis and reactivity of 2-thionoester pyrroles: a route to 2-formyl pyrroles 

    Kim, Min Joon; Gaube, Sophie M.; Beh, Michael H. R.; Smith, Craig D.; Thompson, Alison. (2019). RSC Advances.
    2-Functionalised pyrroles exhibit considerable synthetic utility. Herein, the synthesis and reactivity of 2-thionoester (-C(S)OR) pyrroles is reported. 2-Thionoester pyrroles were synthesized using a Knorr-type approach ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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). 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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 ...