1. Molecular Remodeling of the Presynaptic Active Zone of Drosophila Photoreceptors via Activity-Dependent Feedback.

    Neuron 86(3):711 (2015) PMID 25892303

    Neural activity contributes to the regulation of the properties of synapses in sensory systems, allowing for adjustment to a changing environment. Little is known about how synaptic molecular components are regulated to achieve activity-dependent plasticity at central synapses. Here, we found th...
  2. Murahashi coupling polymerization: nickel(II)-N-heterocyclic carbene complex-catalyzed polycondensation of organolithium species of (hetero)arenes.

    Journal of the American Chemical Society 135(33):12208 (2013) PMID 23914951

    Revisiting Murahashi coupling, we found that it effectively allows polymerization of lithiated (hetero)arenes by nickel(II)-catalyzed polycondensation. Deprotonative polymerization of 2-chloro-3-substituted thiophene with n-butyllithium gave head-to-tail-type poly(3-substituted thiophene). Poly(...
  3. Murahashi coupling polymerization: nickel(II)-N-heterocyclic carbene complex-catalyzed polycondensation of organolithium species of (hetero)arenes.

    Journal of the American Chemical Society 135(33):12208 (2013) PMID 23914951

    Revisiting Murahashi coupling, we found that it effectively allows polymerization of lithiated (hetero)arenes by nickel(II)-catalyzed polycondensation. Deprotonative polymerization of 2-chloro-3-substituted thiophene with n-butyllithium gave head-to-tail-type poly(3-substituted thiophene). Poly(...
  4. Studies on the preference of multiple coupling in the introduction of thiophene ring into poly-halogenated aromatic compounds with nickel NHC catalyst

    Tetrahedron Letters 54(15):1976 (2013)

  5. Studies on the preference of multiple coupling in the introduction of thiophene ring into poly-halogenated aromatic compounds with nickel NHC catalyst

    Tetrahedron Letters 54(15):1976 (2013)

  6. Concise synthesis of well-defined linear and branched oligothiophenes with nickel-catalyzed regiocontrolled cross-coupling of 3-substituted thiophenes by catalytically generated magnesium amide.

    Chemistry: A European Journal 19(5):1658 (2013) PMID 23255398

    The synthesis of linear and branched oligothiophenes of well-defined structures is performed with regioselective deprotonation of 3-substituted thiophenes and nickel-catalyzed cross-coupling of the thus formed metalated species with a bromothiophene. The reaction of 3-hexylthiophene with EtMgCl ...
  7. Concise synthesis of well-defined linear and branched oligothiophenes with nickel-catalyzed regiocontrolled cross-coupling of 3-substituted thiophenes by catalytically generated magnesium amide.

    Chemistry: A European Journal 19(5):1658 (2013) PMID 23255398

    The synthesis of linear and branched oligothiophenes of well-defined structures is performed with regioselective deprotonation of 3-substituted thiophenes and nickel-catalyzed cross-coupling of the thus formed metalated species with a bromothiophene. The reaction of 3-hexylthiophene with EtMgCl ...
  8. Assessing the role of cell-surface molecules in central synaptogenesis in the Drosophila visual system.

    PLoS ONE 8(12):e83732 (2013) PMID 24386266 PMCID PMC3873376

    A hallmark of the central nervous system is its spatial and functional organization in synaptic layers. During neuronal development, axons form transient contacts with potential post-synaptic elements and establish synapses with appropriate partners at specific layers. These processes are regula...
  9. Assessing the role of cell-surface molecules in central synaptogenesis in the Drosophila visual system.

    PLoS ONE 8(12):e83732 (2013) PMID 24386266 PMCID PMC3873376

    A hallmark of the central nervous system is its spatial and functional organization in synaptic layers. During neuronal development, axons form transient contacts with potential post-synaptic elements and establish synapses with appropriate partners at specific layers. These processes are regula...
  10. Synthesis of thiol-capped gold nanoparticle with a flow system using organosilane as a reducing agent

    Tetrahedron Letters 53(33):4457 (2012)

  11. Synthesis of thiol-capped gold nanoparticle with a flow system using organosilane as a reducing agent

    Tetrahedron Letters 53(33):4457 (2012)

  12. Structures and dynamic solution behavior of cationic, two-coordinate gold(I)-π-allene complexes.

    Chemistry: A European Journal 18(22):6959 (2012) PMID 22529058

    A family of seven cationic gold complexes that contain both an alkyl substituted π-allene ligand and an electron-rich, sterically hindered supporting ligand was isolated in >90% yield and characterized by spectroscopy and, in three cases, by X-ray crystallography. Solution-phase and solid-state ...
  13. Structures and dynamic solution behavior of cationic, two-coordinate gold(I)-π-allene complexes.

    Chemistry: A European Journal 18(22):6959 (2012) PMID 22529058

    A family of seven cationic gold complexes that contain both an alkyl substituted π-allene ligand and an electron-rich, sterically hindered supporting ligand was isolated in >90% yield and characterized by spectroscopy and, in three cases, by X-ray crystallography. Solution-phase and solid-state ...
  14. Axially chiral macrocyclic E-alkene bearing bisazole component formed by sequential C-H homocoupling and ring-closing metathesis.

    Organic Letters 14(10):2476 (2012) PMID 22551297

    Clipping by ring-closing metathesis freezes rotation of a C-C bond to result in forming axial chirality. Treatment of bisbenzimidazole bearing an N-(3-butenyl) substituent with a Grubbs' catalyst undergoes ring-closing metathesis, in which the stereochemistry of the thus formed olefin was exclus...
  15. Axially chiral macrocyclic E-alkene bearing bisazole component formed by sequential C-H homocoupling and ring-closing metathesis.

    Organic Letters 14(10):2476 (2012) PMID 22551297

    Clipping by ring-closing metathesis freezes rotation of a C-C bond to result in forming axial chirality. Treatment of bisbenzimidazole bearing an N-(3-butenyl) substituent with a Grubbs' catalyst undergoes ring-closing metathesis, in which the stereochemistry of the thus formed olefin was exclus...
  16. Generation of metalated thiophenes with Grignard reagent and catalytic secondary amine for the cross coupling reaction with aryl halides

    Tetrahedron Letters 53(9):1173 (2012)

  17. Generation of metalated thiophenes with Grignard reagent and catalytic secondary amine for the cross coupling reaction with aryl halides

    Tetrahedron Letters 53(9):1173 (2012)

  18. Synthesis of well-defined head-to-tail-type oligothiophenes by regioselective deprotonation of 3-substituted thiophenes and nickel-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction.

    Journal of the American Chemical Society 133(42):16734 (2011) PMID 21951292

    Iterative growth of thiophene oligomers by single-step extensions has been realized by regioselective metalation of 3-substituted thiophenes with the Knochel-Hauser base (TMPMgCl·LiCl) and coupling with bromothiophene using a nickel catalyst. Treatment of 3-hexylthiophene with TMPMgCl·LiCl induc...
  19. Synthesis of well-defined head-to-tail-type oligothiophenes by regioselective deprotonation of 3-substituted thiophenes and nickel-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction.

    Journal of the American Chemical Society 133(42):16734 (2011) PMID 21951292

    Iterative growth of thiophene oligomers by single-step extensions has been realized by regioselective metalation of 3-substituted thiophenes with the Knochel-Hauser base (TMPMgCl·LiCl) and coupling with bromothiophene using a nickel catalyst. Treatment of 3-hexylthiophene with TMPMgCl·LiCl induc...
  20. C-H functionalization polycondensation of chlorothiophenes in the presence of nickel catalyst with stoichiometric or catalytically generated magnesium amide.

    Journal of the American Chemical Society 133(25):9700 (2011) PMID 21634794

    Polymerization of 2-chloro-3-substituted thiophenes proceeded with a stoichiometric amount of magnesium amide, TMPMgCl·LiCl, or a combination of a Grignard reagent and a catalytic amount of secondary amine in the presence of a nickel catalyst. Although the nickel-catalyzed polymerization with Ni...