Hydrophilic phosphorus ligands are crucial for transition metal-catalyzed reactions in water or biphasic solvents. In our latest review, published in Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, we summarize the progress in the synthesis of novel water-soluble phosphines over the past decade. Additionally, we describe recent applications of transition metal catalysis in aqueous solvents based on hydrophilic P-donor ligands.
This minireview summarizes state of the art approaches for the activity-based protein profiling (ABPP) of oxidoreductases and discusses the scope and limitations of established methodologies.
In our latest publication in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, we disclose structure–activity relationship (SAR) studies of small molecule inhibitors of murine adipose triglyceride lipase (mATGL) that resulted in the development of Atglistatin as powerful tool compound.
In this contribution published in Tetrahedron, we report a synthetic protocol for the stereoselective preparation of highly functionalized aminohydroxythiols. The methodology is based on a SmI2/LiBr-mediated reductive coupling of Ellman N-sulfinylimines with aldehydes.
In this study a highly modular synthesis of quateraryl alpha-helix mimetics as inhibitors for protein-protein interactions (PPIs) is presented. The combination of an electroorganic as well as a Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling provides efficient access to quaterarylic systems. This work was published in Catalysts.
Anna Migglautsch just defended her PhD thesis on “Development of inhibitors of human adipose triglyceride lipase (hATGL)”. We want to thank her for the last years in which she became an essential member of the Institute and congratulate on doing an amazing job at her defense!
The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) just published a press release on the development of a drug candidate for diabetes treatment. This joint research project between the Institute of Molecular Biosciences (University of Graz) and the Institute of Organic Chemistry (TU Graz) focuses on the synthesis of small molecule inhibitors of the adipolytic enzyme ATGL.
In our latest publication we disclose a palladium-catalyzed protocol for the highly chemo- as well as regioselective S-allylation of thiols. This transformation developed at the Institute of Organic Chemistry offers several advantages over established reaction for the synthesis of thioethers. The paper was published in Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis and highlighted as “very important publication”!
TU Graz just published a press release on the development of a new method for the site-selective lipidation of proteins. This palladium-mediated reaction was developed at the Institute of Organic Chemistry (TU Graz) in collaboration with the Institute of Biological Chemistry (University of Vienna) and recently published in the Journal of American Chemical Society.