User:Etienne Robillard/Notebook/Schiff base

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  • "Schiff Base": A perturbating type (class) of imine.
  • "Active Methylene Enolate": A compound derived from an imide or product of a Micheal addition.

Learning resources

Schiff bases conjugated pharmacological intermediates and N-substituted heterocyclics carbenes

  • Present summarly the basic psychopharmacological aspects/functions of imine in a biological system .
    • pharmacological intermediates (N-substituted heterocyclics)
    • Nucleophilic carbonyl addition
    • PS: Yb(OTf)3 route to 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinolines derivatives.
    • Micheal addition=>PS (Pictet-Spengler asymmetric synthesis of 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinolines)

Schiff bases as quorum sensing molecules (AHL) and Serine-dependent osmolitic regulators/ATP synthase

  • Question 1 : In your own words, explain at least 2 functions of the envZ/30C6HSL (ATP-dependent) synthetase in E. coli.
  • Question 2 : How is EnvZ relevant to CES (ADA) and specifically the CAMK2G gene?
  • Note: Further info on Phenylmethylamine substituted beta-amyloid ligands (APP) are here.
  • Question 3 (bonus question) : In your own words, describe the role of a synthase enzyme (without the help of Wikipedia!) in the phosphorylation of ATP.

Cationic Troika acids; Formation of phenylmethylamine as the tautomeric form of a ethyl-methyl Carbanion (Cyanide) ligands : 4-trans-7-aminoalkylamino-2,1,3-benzoxadiazoles, 1,2-dimethylcyclohexanes and friends :)

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Voltage-gated Troika acids (functionalized diphosphines/cyanophosphonates); The Chim Trills connection deepens the bliss of ignorance, total surveillance, and mental tyranny :)

  • US6218563 (cyanophosphonamides as recombinant polyhistidine tag)
  • US5935542 (cyanophosphonate derivatives compounds as a n-substituted Schiff base)
  • US6169192 (functionalized diphosphines stuff)


  1. Imine (Schiff base) formation - Highly recommended primer documentation on Schiff bases
  2. - 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline. (Note: A anti-malarial pharmaceutical compound comparable to mefloquine. Compound may be implicated in 4-trans like enantiomer substitution (conformational) leading to acute psychotic hallucinations. See: Arylcyclohexylamines and this document for a more concise explanation.)

Synthesis and conformational rearrangement of benzoxadiazole derivatives with disubstituted (-N=Ph[2]C) isocyanate ligands [phosphoramido-cyanidate]

  1. DOI:10.1021/ja00132a045 [ISOCYANIDES1]
  2. DOI:10.1002/anie.197205301 [ISOCYANIDES2] (Hofmann/Ugi route to PS, Wilmslow)
  5. - In Schedule 1A(2), Schedule 2B(6)

Tyrosine kinase (GPCR) signaling with Troika acids (disubstituted Chair Conformer Cyclohexane Ring system):

  1. Protein Tyrosine Kinases and Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases Are Involved in Abscisic Acid-Dependent Processes in Arabidopsis Seeds and Suspension Cells
  2. Small Ubiquitin-Like Modifier Modulates Abscisic Acid Signaling in Arabidopsis
  3. cis/trans stuff (Look for section "Conformational Structures of Disubstituted Cyclohexanes", 4th row from the top) :

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