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The investigation of methylmagnesium chloride as a non-nucleophilic base
(NUI Galway, 2018-11-30)
The use of methylmagnesium chloride (MeMgCl) as a non-nucleophilic base is explored in this thesis. Grignard reagents react in nucleophilic addition reactions with nitriles yielding a ketone upon work-up, but in the ...
Study of silyl protecting groups in anomerisation reactions: Total synthesis of a glycolipid from Plakortis simplex and its mimetics
(NUI Galway, 2019-02-04)
This thesis deals with anomerisation, which is, in other words, epimerisation at the anomeric centre, usually interpreted as being from the equatorial to the axial anomer. An objective was to enhance the knowledge of this ...
Metal-based dithiocarbamato glycoconjugates: a suitable strategy to target tumour glycolysis?
(NUI Galway, 2019-03-11)
Rapidly dividing tumour cells require higher amounts of nutrients and energy for their fast proliferation, and glucose is no exception (the so-called “Warburg effect”). Consequently, such increased demand of glucose by ...
Using Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy (TIRFM) for studying protein-surface interactions
(NUI Galway, 2018-09-10)
Total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRFM) techniques play an important role in investigating phenomena which occur on transparent dielectric surfaces at nanometre scales in various research fields from ...
Carbohydrates in the synthesis of macrocycles and glycoclusters
(NUI Galway, 2019-01-28)
This thesis deals with efforts to generate new bioactive organic compounds. The main focus has been on the use of carbohydrate building blocks for synthesis of both macrocyclic compounds and glycoclusters for biological ...
Investigation of various ligand design approaches and synthesis of diverse heterocyclic bioactive compounds
(NUI Galway, 2019-09-27)
Structure-based design and ligand-based design are one of the most common approaches used to develop new inhibitors against druggable protein targets in various human disorders. Mcl-1 is a protein belongs to Bcl-2 family ...