Olof Ramström

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Tukholma, Stockholm, Sweden

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Publications (133)591.44 Total impact

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    Bo Ren · Olof Ramström · Qiang Zhang · Jiantao Ge · Hai Dong
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, [Fe(dibm)3 ] (dibm=diisobutyrylmethane) is shown to have unusually broad scope as a catalyst for the selective monoalkylation of a diverse set of 1,2- and 1,3-diol-containing structures. The mechanism is proposed to proceed via a cyclic dioxolane-type intermediate, formed between the iron(III) species and two adjacent hydroxyl groups. This approach represents the first transition-metal catalysts that are able to replace stoichiometric amounts of organotin reagents in regioselective alkylation. The reactions generally lead to very high regioselectivities and high yields, on par with, or better than, previous methods used for regioselective alkylation.
    Full-text · Article · Jan 2016 · Chemistry - A European Journal
  • Olof Ramstroem · Mingdi Yan

    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · ChemInform
  • Yan Zhang · Yansong Ren · Olof Ramström
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    ABSTRACT: The synthesis of enantioenriched oxazolidinone derivatives through lipase-catalyzed kinetic resolution is described. The synthesis comprised a two-step, cascade acylation in one pot, resulting in a range of oxazolidinone derivatives in good yields and excellent enantiopurities.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Molecular Catalysis B Enzymatic
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    Na Kong · Manishkumar R Shimpi · Olof Ramström · Mingdi Yan

    Full-text · Dataset · Oct 2015
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    Na Kong · Manishkumar R Shimpi · Olof Ramström · Mingdi Yan

    Full-text · Dataset · Oct 2015
  • Olof Ramström · Mingdi Yan
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    ABSTRACT: Bacterial infections constitute an increasing problem to human health in response to build-up of resistance to present antibiotics and sluggish development of new pharmaceuticals. However, a means to address this problem is to pinpoint the drug delivery to-and into-the bacteria. This results in a high local concentration of the drug, circumventing the increasingly high doses otherwise necessary. Combined with other effectors, such as covalent attachment to carriers, rendering the drugs less degradable, and the combination with efflux inhibitors, old drugs can be revived. In this context, glyconanomaterials offer exceptional potential, since these materials can be tailored to accommodate different effectors. In this Concept article, we describe the different advantages of glyconanomaterials, and point to their potential in antibiotic "revitalization".
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · Chemistry - A European Journal
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    Nanjing Hao · Kitjanit Neranon · Olof Ramström · Mingdi Yan
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    ABSTRACT: Nanomaterials constitute a class of structures that have unique physiochemical properties and are excellent scaffolds for presenting carbohydrates, important biomolecules that mediate a wide variety of important biological events. The fabrication of carbohydrate-presenting nanomaterials, glyconanomaterials, is of high interest and utility, combining the features of nanoscale objects with biomolecular recognition. The structures can also produce strong multivalent effects, where the nanomaterial scaffold greatly enhances the relatively weak affinities of single carbohydrate ligands to the corresponding receptors, and effectively amplifies the carbohydrate-mediated interactions. Glyconanomaterials are thus an appealing platform for biosensing applications. In this review, we discuss the chemistry for conjugation of carbohydrates to nanomaterials, summarize strategies, and tabulate examples of applying glyconanomaterials in in vitro and in vivo sensing applications of proteins, microbes, and cells. The limitations and future perspectives of these emerging glyconanomaterials sensing systems are furthermore discussed. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Full-text · Article · Jul 2015 · Biosensors & Bioelectronics
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    Fredrik Schaufelberger · Olof Ramström
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    ABSTRACT: The first example of a bifunctional organocatalyst assembled through dynamic covalent chemistry (DCC) is described. The catalyst is based on reversible imine chemistry and can catalyze the Morita-Baylis-Hillman (MBH) reaction of enones with aldehydes or N-tosyl imines. Furthermore, these dynamic catalysts were shown to be optimizable through a systemic screening approach, in which large mixtures of catalyst structures were generated, and the optimal catalyst could be directly identified by using dynamic deconvolution. This strategy allowed one-pot synthesis and in situ evaluation of several potential catalysts without the need to separate, characterize, and purify each individual structure. The systems were furthermore shown to catalyze and re-equilibrate their own formation through a previously unknown thiourea-catalyzed transimination process. © 2015 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. This is an open access article under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
    Preview · Article · Jul 2015 · Chemistry - A European Journal
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    Lei Hu · Yang Zhang · Olof Ramström
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    ABSTRACT: An organogelator was produced and identified from a dynamic imine system, resolved and amplified by selective gelation. The formation of the organogel was monitored in situ by (1)H NMR, showing the existence of multiple reversible reactions operating simultaneously, and the redistribution of the involved species during gelation. The formed organogelator proved effective with a range of organic solvents, including DMSO, toluene, and longer, linear alcohols.
    Preview · Article · Jun 2015 · Scientific Reports
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    Fredrik Schaufelberger · Lei Hu · Olof Ramström
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    ABSTRACT: The development of chemical transaminations as a new type of dynamic covalent reaction is described. The key 1,3-proton shift is under complete catalytic control and can be conducted orthogonally to, or simultaneous with, transimination in the presence of an amine to rapidly yield two-dimensional dynamic systems with a high degree of complexity evolution. The transamination-transimination systems are proven to be fully reversible, stable over several days, compatible with a range of functional groups, and highly tunable. Kinetic studies show transamination to be the rate-limiting reaction in the network. Furthermore, it was discovered that readily available quinuclidine is a highly potent catalyst for aldimine transaminations. This study demonstrates how connected dynamic reactions give rise to significantly larger systems than the unconnected counterparts, and shows how reversible isomerizations can be utilized as an effective diversity-generating element. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
    Preview · Article · Jun 2015 · Chemistry - A European Journal
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    ABSTRACT: Carbohydrate-functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) were synthesized using microwave-assisted reaction of perfluorophenyl azide with the nanotubes. The results showed that microwave radiation provides a rapid and effective means to covalently attach carbohydrates to SWNTs, producing carbohydrate-SWNT conjugates for biorecognition. The carbohydrate-functionalized SWNTs were furthermore shown to interact specifically with cognate carbohydrate-specific proteins (lectins), resulting in predicted recognition patterns. The carbohydrate-presenting SWNTs constitute a new platform for sensitive protein- or cell recognition, which pave the way for glycoconjugated carbon nanomaterials in biorecognition applications. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Full-text · Article · Mar 2015 · Carbohydrate Research
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    Suji Uppalapati · Na Kong · Oscar Norberg · Olof Ramström · Mingdi Yan
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    ABSTRACT: Covalently immobilized poly(4-vinylphenol) (PVP) monolayer films were fabricated by spin coating PVP on perfluorophenyl azide (PFPA)-functionalized surface followed by UV irradiation. The pH-responsive behavior of these PVP ultrathin films was evaluated by ellipsometry, quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) and surface plasmon resonance (SPR). By monitoring the responses of these films to pH in situ, the ionization constant of the monolayer thin films was obtained. The apparent pKa value of these covalently immobilized PVP monolayers, 13.4 by SPR, was 3 units higher than that of the free polymer in aqueous solution.
    Full-text · Article · Mar 2015 · Applied Surface Science
  • Sheng Xie · Olof Ramström · Mingdi Yan
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    ABSTRACT: Urea structures, of which N,N-diethylurea (DEU) proved to be the most efficient, were discovered to catalyze amidation reactions between electron-deficient aryl azides and phenylacetaldehydes. Experimental data support 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition between DEU-activated enols and electrophilic phenyl azides, especially perfluoroaryl azides, followed by rearrangement of the triazoline intermediate. The activation of the aldehyde under near-neutral conditions was of special importance in inhibiting dehydration/aromatization of the triazoline intermediate, thus promoting the rearrangement to form aryl amides.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · Organic Letters
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    Xuan Chen · Olof Ramström · Mingdi Yan
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    ABSTRACT: Carbohydrates constitute the most abundant organic matter in nature, serving as structural components and energy sources, and mediating a wide range of cellular activities. The emergence of nanomaterials with distinct optical, magnetic, and electronic properties has witnessed a rapid adoption of these materials for biomedical research and applications. Nanomaterials of various shapes and sizes having large specific surface areas can be used as multivalent scaffolds to present carbohydrate ligands. The resulting glyconanomaterials effectively amplify the glycan-mediated interactions, making it possible to use these materials for sensing, imaging, diagnosis, and therapy. In this review, we summarize the synthetic strategies for the preparation of various glyconanomaterials. Examples are given where these glyconanomaterials have been used in sensing and differentiation of proteins and cells, as well as in imaging glycan-medicated cellular responses.
    Preview · Article · Oct 2014 · Nano Research
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    ABSTRACT: Dual promiscuous racemization/amidation activities of lipases leading to efficient dynamic kinetic resolution protocols of racemic α-aminonitrile compounds are described. α-Amidonitrile products of high enantiomeric purity could be formed in high yields. Several lipases from different sources were shown to exhibit the dual catalytic activities, where opposite enantioselectivities could be recorded for certain substrates. Dynamic chemistry: Dual promiscuous racemization/amidation activities of lipases leading to efficient dynamic kinetic resolution protocols of racemic α-aminonitrile compounds are described. α-Amidonitrile products of high enantiomeric purity could be formed in high yields. Several lipases from different sources were shown to exhibit the dual catalytic activities, in which opposite enantioselectivities could be recorded for certain substrates (see scheme). © 2014 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. This is an open access article under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
    Preview · Article · Sep 2014 · Chemistry - A European Journal
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    ABSTRACT: Dynamic systems based on consecutive thia-Michael and Henry reactions were generated and transformed using lipase-catalyzed asymmetric transformation. Substituted thiolane structures with three contiguous stereocenters were resolved in the process in high yields and high enantiomeric excesses. © 2014 The authors. Published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH &Co. KGaA. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
    Full-text · Article · Aug 2014 · Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis
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    ABSTRACT: The asymmetric synthesis of 1,3-oxathiolan-5-one derivatives through an enzyme-catalyzed, dynamic covalent kinetic resolution strategy is presented. Dynamic hemithioacetal formation combined with intramolecular, lipase-catalyzed lactonization resulted in good conversions with moderate to good enantiomeric excess (ee) for the final products. The process was evaluated for different lipase preparations, solvents, bases, and reaction temperatures, where lipase B from Candida antarctica (CAL-B) proved most efficient. The substrate scope was furthermore explored for a range of aldehyde structures, together with the potential access to nucleoside analog inhibitor core structures.
    Full-text · Article · Jun 2014 · ChemInform
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    Bo Ren · Hai Dong · Olof Ramström
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    ABSTRACT: A carbohydrate-anion recognition system in nonpolar solvents is reported, in which complexes form at the B-faces of β-D-pyranosides with H1-, H3-, and H5-cis patterns similar to carbohydrate-π interactions. The complexation effect was evaluated for a range of carbohydrate structures; it resulted in either 1:1 carbohydrate-anion complexes, or 1:2 complex formation depending on the protection pattern of the carbohydrate. The interaction was also evaluated with different anions and solvents. In both cases it resulted in significant binding differences. The results indicate that complexation originates from van der Waals interactions or weak CH⋅⋅⋅A(-) hydrogen bonds between the binding partners and is related to electron-withdrawing groups of the carbohydrates as well as increased hydrogen-bond-accepting capability of the anions.
    Full-text · Article · May 2014 · Chemistry - An Asian Journal
  • Lei Hu · Yan Zhang · Olof Ramström
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    ABSTRACT: A domino addition-lactonization pathway has been applied to a dynamic covalent resolution protocol, leading to efficient oxathiazinanone formation as well as chiral discrimination. A new, double biocatalytic pathway has furthermore been proposed and evaluated where the initial product inhibition could be efficiently circumvented.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2014 · Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry

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4k Citations
591.44 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2002-2016
    • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
      • • Department of Chemistry
      • • Division of Organic Chemistry
      Tukholma, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2012
    • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
      • Department of Chemical Engineering
      Wu-han-shih, Hubei, China
  • 2000-2011
    • University of Strasbourg
      Strasburg, Alsace, France
  • 2009
    • Portland State University
      • Department of Chemistry
      Portland, Oregon, United States
  • 1993-2002
    • Lund University
      • Division of Pure and Applied Biochemistry
      Lund, Skåne, Sweden