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Recent Publications and Patents

1. Chen, X.; Hou, Y.; Wang, H.; Cao, Y.; He, J.    Facile Deposition of Pd Nanoparticles on Carbon Nanotube Microparticles and Their Catalytic Activity for Suzuki Coupling Reactions.J. Phys. Chem. C. 2008,  112,  8172-8176.

2. Zhu, J.; Hou, Y.; Feng, Y.; Shoeib, M.; Harner, T.   Identification and Determination of Hexachlorocyclopentadienyl-Dibromocyclooctane (HCDBCO) in Residential Indoor Air and Dust: A Previously Unreported Halogenated Flame Retardant in the Environment.    Environmental Science & Technology, 2008,  42,  386-391.

3. Davis, Jeremy E.; Hou, Yuqing; Meyers, Cal Y.; Banz, William J. Potential clinical applications of (-), (+) and (± )-Z-bisdehydrodoisynolic acids in metabolic disorders.      Recent Patents on Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Drug Discovery 2009, 3, 173-178.

4. Hou, Y., Meyers, C.Y., Akomeah, M. A Short, Economical Synthesis of 2-Methoxyestradiol, an Anticancer Agent in Clinical Trials. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2009, 74, 6362-6364.

5. Potturi, H.L., Gurung, R.K., Hou, Y.  Nitromethane with IBX/TBAF as a Nitrosating Agent: Synthesis of Nitrosamines from Secondary or Tertiary Amines under Mild Conditions. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2012, 77, 626-631.

6. Banz, W.J., Strader, A.D., Ajuwon, K.M., Hou, Y., Meyers, C.Y., Davis, J.  (+)-Z-Bisdehydrodoisynolic acid enhances basal metabolism and fatty acid oxidation in female obese Zucker rats. Journal of Obesity, 2012, 154145, 5 pp.

7. Feng, Y.-L., Nandy, J. P., Hou, Y., Breton, B., Lau, B., Zhang, J., Zhu, J. UV Light Induced Transformation of 1-Methylnaphthalene in the Presence of Air and Its Implications for Contaminants Research Journal of Environmental Protection, 2012, 3, 1519-1531

1.1.6. Recent Presentations and Professional Meetings

1. Potturi, H.K., Murphy, L., Hou, Y., Rath, N.P., Meyers, C.Y.  " Bisphenol-A Analogs: Synthesis, Estrogenicity Evaluation and Potential Use as Alternatives for Bisphenol-A." 44th Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Iowa City, IA, United States, October, 2009.

2. Gurung, R.K., Hou, Y. Surprising formation of esters from alkyl halides and o-iodoxybenzoic acid or o-iodosobenzoic acid in the presence of quaternary ammonium halide. Abstracts of Papers, 241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Anaheim, CA, United States, March 27-31, 2011.

3. Potturi, H.K., Gurung, R.K., Hou, Y.  Unexpected N-nitrosation-dealkylation of N,N-dialkylanilines by iodane/quartenary ammonium halide in nitromethane. National Organic Symposium, Princeton, NJ. June 5 - 9, 2011.

4. Potturi, H.K., Sharma, J., Hou, Y. 2-tert-Butyliodobenzene: A pre-catalyst for Hofmann rearrangement of electron-rich, 2-substituted benzamides via in situ generated hypervalent iodine species Abstracts of Papers, 244th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, United States, August 19-23, 2012, ORGN-847.

5. Dixon, M., Potturi, H.K., Hou, Y. Oxidative cleavage of C=C to form aldehydes by NaIO4/p-TsOH or HIO4: Scope and mechanism Abstracts of Papers, 244th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, United States, August 19-23, 2012, ORGN-845.

6. Gurung, R., Potturi, H. K., Hou, Y. Reaction of IBA anion with benzyl bromide: Evidence for the co-existence of open-ring and closed-ring structures in solution Abstracts of Papers, 244th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, United States, August 19-23, 2012
ORGN-844.

7. Viscomi, N.S., R.W. Clough, L. Arbogast, W.J. Banz, Y. Hou and C. Meyers. Z-Bisdehydrodoisynolic Acid (Z-BDDA), a putative estrogenic seco-steroid, induces profound lordosis behavior in ovariectomized female rats. American Association of Anatomists, Experimental Biology annual conference, Abst. No. 921.10, FASAB Journal online {2012}, San Diego, CA {2012}.

8. Sattenapally, N., Potturi, H. K., Sharma, J., Hou, Y. Catalytic Hofmann rearrangement/oxidation of carboxamides induced by 2-tert-butyliodobenzene/oxone.  Abstracts of Papers, 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, LA, United States, April 7-11, 201, ORGN367.

9. Gurung, R., Hou, Y. Formation of aldehydes via oxidative cleavage of C=C bonds by phenyliodine(III) bis(trifluoroacetate)/water. Abstracts of Papers, 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, LA, United States, April 7-11, 201, ORGN368.

10. Sharma, J., Hou, Y. Oxidative cleavage of C=C bonds by [hydroxy(tosyloxy)iodo]benzene/p-toluenesulfonic acid/water. Abstracts of Papers, 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, LA, United States, April 7-11, 201, ORGN841.

1.1.7. Recent Patents

Meyers, C. Y.; Banz, W. J.; Winters, T. A.; Hou, Y.; Adler, S. R. and Dandliker, W. B.  Method for Treating or Preventing Prostatic Conditions.  Therapeutic Applications of Estrogenic Carboxylic Acids. U.S. Patent 6,608,111, issued August 19, 2003; 

Meyers, C. Y.  Doisynolic-Acid Type Compounds as Weight and Appetite Suppressing and Control Agents. Filing date July 29, 1993 U.S. Patent 5,420,161, 8 claims, issued, May 30, 1995.