Eric Block - Publications, Patents & Presentations

Authored and Edited Books | Documentary Films | Dissertations | Patents |
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Publications 2009-Present

  1. Ingrid J. Pickering, Eileen Yu Sneeden, Roger C. Prince, Eric Block, Hugh H. Harris, Gregory Hirsch and Graham N. George, "Localizing the Chemical Forms of Sulfur in vivo using X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopic Imaging: Application to Onion (Allium cepa) Tissues," Biochemistry, 2009, 48, 6846-6853.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/bi900368x
  2. Roman Kubec, Robert B. Cody, A. John Dane, Rabi A. Musah, Jan Schraml, Abith Vattekkatte, and Eric Block. "Applications of DART Mass Spectrometry in Allium Chemistry. (Z)-Butanethial S-Oxide and 1-Butenyl Thiosulfinates and their S-(E)-1-Butenylcysteine S-Oxide Precursor from Allium siculum", J. Agric. Food Chem. ,2010, 58, 1121-1128. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jf903733e
  3. Eric Block, A. John Dane, Siji Thomas, and Robert B. Cody. "Applications of Direct Analysis in Real Time-Mass Spectrometry (DART-MS) in Allium Chemistry. 2-Propene-sulfenic and -sulfinic Acids, Diallyl Trisulfane S-Oxide and Other Reactive Sulfur Compounds from Cut Garlic (Allium sativum), Elephant Garlic (A. ampeloprasum),Leek (A. porrum) and Chinese Chive (A. tuberosum)," J. Agric. Food Chem.,2010, 58, 4617-4625.http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jf1000106
  4. Eric Block, Robert B. Cody, A. John Dane, Robert Sheridan, Abith Vattekkatte and Kai Wang, "Allium Chemistry: Use of New Instrumental Techniques to "See" Reactive Organosulfur Species formed upon Crushing Garlic and Onion", Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2010, 82, 535-539. http://dx.doi.org/10.1351/PAC-CON-09-08-12
  5. Dennis H. Evans, Nadine E. Gruhn, Jin Jin, Bo Li, Edward Lorance, Noriko Okumura, Norma A. Macias-Ruvalcaba, Uzma I. Zakai, Shao-Zhong Zhang, Eric Block and Richard S. Glass. "Electrochemical and Chemical Oxidation of Dithia-, Diselena-, Ditellura-, Selenathia-, and Tellurathia-Mesocycles and Stability of the Oxidized Species", J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 1997-2009. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jo9026484
  6. Eric Block, "Challenges and Artifact Concerns in Sulfur Analysis," in Volatile Sulfur Compounds in Food, ACS Symposium Series 1068, M. Qian, X. Fan Ed., American Chemical Society: Washington DC, 2011, Ch. 2, pp 35-63. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/bk-2011-1068.ch002
  7. Eric Block, A. John Dane, and Robert B. Cody, "Crushing Garlic and Slicing Onions: Detection of Sulfenic Acids and Other Reactive Organosulfur Intermediates from Garlic and Other Alliums Using Direct Analysis in Real Time-Mass Spectrometry (DART-MS)" Phosphorus, Sulfur, Silicon and Related Elements, 2011, 186, 1085-1093.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10426507.2010.507728
  8. Daly, A.M.; Mitchell, E.G.; Sanchez, D.A,; Block, E.; Kukolich, S. “Microwave spectra and gas phase structural parameters for N-hydroxypyridine-2(1H)-thione,” J. Chem. Phys. A, 2011, 115, 14526-14530. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp2080385.
  9. Xufang Duan, Eric Block, Zhen Li, Timothy Connelly, Jian Zhang, Zhimin Huang, Xubo Su, Yi Pan, Lifang Wu, Qiuyi Chi, Siji Thomas, Shaozhong Zhang, Minghong Ma, Hiroaki Matsunami, Guo-Qiang Chen and Hanyi Zhuang, "Crucial role of copper in detection of metal-coordinating odorants," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2012, 109 (9), 3492-3497 http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1111297109
  10. Eric Block, "Fifty years of smelling sulfur", Journal of Sulfur Chemistry, 2013, 34 (1,2), 158-207. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17415993.2012.717294 Also see: Edward L. Clennan, "Biography of Eric Block", Journal of Sulfur Chemistry, 2013, 34 (1,2), 1-2. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17415993.2013.741391 and Wolfgang H.H. Gunther, "Book Review: Garlic and Other Alliums: The Lore and the Science", Journal of Sulfur Chemistry, 2013, 34 (1,2), 208. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17415993.2012.712123
  11. Kai Wang, Murree Groom, Robert Sheridan, Shaozhong Zhang and Eric Block, "Liquid Sulfur as a Reagent: Synthesis of Families of Polysulfanes with Twenty or More Sulfur Atoms with Characterization by Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography (Ag+) Coordination Ion Spray-Mass Spectrometry," Journal of Sulfur Chemistry, 2013, 34 (1,2), 55-66. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17415993.2012.721368
  12. D.A. Wann, P.D. Lane, H.E. Robertson, D.W.H. Rankin, A. Bil, and E. Block."Gas-phase structures of dithietane derivatives: quantum chemical calculations and an electron diffraction study of 1,3-dithietane-1,1,3,3-tetraoxide". Struct. Chem. 2013, 24(3), 827–835. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11224-012-0179-8
  13. Eric Block and Hanyi Zhuang, “Smelling Sulfur: Discovery of a Sulfur-Sensing Olfactory Receptor that Requires Copper” in Biochalcogen Chemistry: The Biological Chemistry of Sulfur, Selenium, and Tellurium, ACS Symposium Series 1152, C.A. Bayse, J. Brumaghim Ed., American Chemical Society: Washington DC, 2013, Ch. 1, pp 1–14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/bk-2013-1152.ch001
  14. Sivakumar Sekharan, Mehmed Z. Ertem, Hanyi Zhuang, Eric Block, Hiroaki Matsunami, Ruina Zhang, Jennifer N. Wei, Yi Pan and Victor S. Batista, "QM/MM Model of the Mouse Olfactory Receptor MOR244-3 Validated by Site-Directed Mutagenesis Experiments," Biophysical Journal, 2014, 107, L05-L08. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2014.07.031
  15. Eric Block, Seogjoo Jang, Hiroaki Matsunami, Sivakumar Sekharan, Bérénice Dethier, Mehmed Z. Ertem, Sivaji Gundala, Huihong Jiang, Shengju Li, Zhen Li, Stephene N. Lodge, Mehmet Ozbil, Yi Pan, Sonia Flores Penalba, Victor S. Batista, and Hanyi Zhuang, “Implausibility of the Vibrational Theory of Olfaction,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2015, 112 (21) E2766–E2774. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1503054112
  16. Eric Block, Seogjoo Jang, Hiroaki Matsunami, Victor S. Batista, and Hanyi Zhuang, “Reply to Turin: The vibrational theory of olfaction [VTO] is implausible,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2015, 112 (25) E3155.http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1508443112
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Authored and Edited Books

  1. Eric Block, Reactions of Organosulfur Compounds, Academic Press, New York, 1978, 317 pp.
  2. Eric Block (editor), Heteroatom Chemistry (Symposium Volume from Second International Conference on Heteroatom Chemistry, Albany, NY, 1989), VCH, New York, 1990, 385 pp.
    http://www.wiley-vch.de/publish/en/books/bySubjectCH00/ISBN0-471-18731-3/?sID=ejrbn2as7fr2qlhvmfo7341go6
  3. Eric Block (editor), Advances in Sulfur Chemistry, Volume 1, JAI Press, Greenwich CT, 1994, 212 pp.
  4. Eric Block, Garlic and Other Alliums: The Lore and the Science, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, 454 pp.: 2009 (hardback), http://www.rsc.org/shop/books/2009/9780854041909.asp; 2010 (softback), http://www.rsc.org/shop/books/2010/9781849731805.asp
  5. Eric Block, Garlic and Other Alliums: The Lore and the Science, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, 454 pp.: 2009 Eric Block, Garlic and Other Alliums: The Lore and the Science [神奇的葱蒜—传说与科学] Chemistry Industry Press, Beijing, China, 2017 (Chinese Edition). ISBN:978-7-122-28930-8

Documentary Films

  1. "The Gift of the Gods -- The Vital History and Multiple Uses of Garlic", 70 minutes, David Douglas Productions, Cremorne, NSW, Australia, 1991 [short interview]
  2. "Garlic", Foodessences Series, David Bishop Productions, Halifax, N.S. Canada, 1997 [one of four featured commentators].

Dissertations

2013
Stephene Nathele Lodge, Ph.D.
(S)-Trifluoroselenomethionine, a New Non-natural Amino Acid with Enhanced Methioninase-induced Cytotoxicity toward Human Colon Cancer Cells
Rama Yaghi, M.S.
Synthetic Approaches to Thiacorannulene
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Patents

  • Hanyi Zhuang, Hiroaki Matsunami and Eric Block, “Method for detecting metal-coordinating odorants”, PCT/CN2012/074025 (Chinese patent), April 13, 2012. PCT Int. Appl. (2012), WO 2012139526 A1 20121018
  • Robert Wayne Glenn, Jr., Alan Roy Katritzky, Eric Block, Matthew David Shair, and Matthew David Butts, "Topical compositions comprising protected functional thiols:, U.S. Patent 6,544,499, April 8, 2003.
  • Robert Wayne Glenn, Jr., Alan Roy Katritzky, Eric Block, Matthew David Shair, and Matthew David Butts, "Topical compositions comprising protected functional thiols:, U.S. Patent 6,495,499, December 17, 2002.
  • Eric Block and Chuangxing Guo, "Method for Preparing 1,2-Dithiins and Precursors of 1,2-Dithiins", U.S. Patent 5,478,959, December 26, 1995.
  • Eric Block and Saleem Ahmad, "Novel Organic Trithio Oxides and Method for the Preparation Thereof", U.S. Patent 4,643,994, February 17, 1987.
  • Eric Block and Mohammad Aslam, "Method for the Preparation of Sulfones and Compounds Containing Carbon Chains Having Conjugated Unsaturation and the Compounds Resulting from Such Methods", U.S. Patent 4,604,480, August 5, 1986.

Book Reviews

  1. Eric Block, Review of "Sulfur in Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Vol. II and III", A Senning, Ed. J. Med. Chem., 1974, 17, 257.
  2. Eric Block, Review of "Organic Chemistry of Sulfur", S. Oae, Ed., J. Organomet. Chem, 1978, 161, C53-C54.
  3. Eric Block, Review of "Topics in Sulfur Chemistry. Vol. 1", A. Senning, Ed., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1978, 100, 2937.
  4. Eric Block, Review of "Iron-Sulfur Proteins, Vol. 3", W. Lovenberg, Ed., American Scientist, 1978, 66, 88-89.
  5. Eric Block, Review of "Silane Coupling Agents" by E. Pleuddeman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1983, 105, 5527-5528.
  6. Eric Block, Review of "Chemistry and Biology of Naturally Occurring Acetylenes and Related Compounds (NOARC)", J. Lam, H. Breteler, T. Arnason and L. Hansen, Ed. J. Natl. Prod., 1990, 53, 761.
  7. Eric Block, Review of "Sulphur-Containing Drugs and Related Organic Compounds", Vol. 1, Part B, L.A. Damani, Ed. J. Natl. Prod., 1990, 53, 761-2.
  8. Eric Block, Review of "Alkaloids -- Biochemistry, Ecology and Medicinal Applications", M. F. Roberts and M.Wink, Ed., Quart. Rev. Biol., 1999, 74, 256-257.
  9. Eric Block, Review of "Organosilanes in Radical Chemistry: Principles, Methods and Applications", C. Chatgilialoglu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 1060-1061. 10.1021/ja0409513
  10. Eric Block, Review of "Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry. Volume 88", A. R. Katritzky, Ed., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 1772-1773. 10.1021/ja0598208
  11. Eric Block, Review of "Recent Research Developments in Heterocyclic Chemistry, 2007", T.M.V.D. Pinto e Melo, Ed., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 10033.10.1021/ja804441w.