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The International Hackathon is a three-part event, kicking off with the Hackathon Ideation Weekend on June 9-11.  From June through November, select teams will move on to a co-working phase where their prototypes will be developed. In December, there will be a demo day where finalists present their prototypes to a panel of leading BNP Paribas executives, independent innovation experts and investors. This year's two challenges address the changing faces of business and wealth management: "As the business landscape continues to evolve, we are seeking ways to connect business owners to resources—and to each other—through new channels," said Jean-Marc Torre, Co-Chair of the San Francisco International Hackathon and Senior Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking at Bank of the West. "Tapping the talent and expertise of technology innovators, in collaboration with banking professionals, can help us pioneer future banking solutions and create cutting-edge resources for businesses." "Working alongside innovators and technical experts, we are looking forward to gaining new insights on how we can better serve wealthy individuals with robust financial solutions," added Pierre Ramadier, Co-Chair of the San Francisco International Hackathon and Senior Executive Vice President, Group Head, Wealth Management at Bank of the West. "Our goal is to anticipate what's on the horizon and develop new solutions to help foster deeper client relationships in the future." Following the Ideation Weekend, select teams will move on to a co-working phase where they will have the opportunity to further develop their prototypes. They will receive additional resources, financial support and access to a customized internal network of mentors and experts. During the co-working phase, local BNP Paribas and Bank of the West teams will select the leading solution to be pitched at the Demo Day in Paris in front of the BNP Paribas Executive Committee. Teams that advance to Demo Day in December will have the opportunity to continue the implementation of their solutions and to start a new partnership with BNP Paribas and Bank of the West. They will fly to Paris to meet the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas and other financial technology experts. Finalists from the Demo Day will also receive an additional cash prize. "From our first weekend in June to the Demo Day, these teams will have our best experts and resources at their fingertips," said Bakhshi. "We're dedicated to helping those participating across the globe get the most out of their experience at every stage of the Hackathon." The International Hackathon is part of Bank of the West's and BNP Paribas' larger focus on collaborating with Fintech organizations in order to build upon and improve customer experiences. In 2016, Bank of the West and BNP Paribas announced their partnership with Plug and Play, a global innovation platform for Silicon Valley startups, corporations, and investors. The partnership brings Bank of the West and BNP Paribas into the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem, allowing them to scout and engage with startups. Additionally, in 2016 the Commercial Banking Group at Bank of the West partnered with L'Atelier BNP Paribas to introduce FinLab, in order to source ideas, design prototypes, and test concepts with Bank of the West commercial clients in an effort to identify and implement the best new developments in key business areas. News and updates regarding the 2017 International Hackathon will be available from Twitter @BankoftheWest  (#internationalhackathon). Interested teams can visit the official website or contact Marie Pernot at marie.pernot@bankofthewest.com. About Bank of the West  Bank of the West is a regional financial services company headquartered in San Francisco with $83.7 billion in assets as of March 31, 2017. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 600 branches and offices in 23 states and digital channels. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 74 countries with more than 190,000 employees. To learn more about Bank of the West, visit About Us via BankoftheWest.com. About Bank of the West Wealth Management Group  Bank of the West Wealth Management provides wealth planning, investment management*, personal banking, philanthropy, and trust and fiduciary services. The group is part of BNP Paribas' global wealth management business of more than 6,600 professionals present in three hubs in Europe, Asia and the U.S. with more than $12.1 billion** in assets under management in the United States and €354.5 billion ($378.7 billion) in assets under management globally as of March 31, 2017. About BNP Paribas  BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 190,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific. *Securities and variable annuities are offered through BancWest Investment Services, a registered broker/dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, and SEC Registered Investment Adviser. Financial Advisors are Registered Representatives of BancWest Investment Services. Fixed annuities/insurance products are offered through BancWest Insurance Agency in California, (License #0C52321) and through BancWest Investment Services, Inc. in AZ, CO, IA, ID, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, UT, WA, WI, WY, HI, Guam and CNMI. Bank of the West and its various affiliates and subsidiaries are not tax or legal advisors. **Assets under management refers to assets under administration, management, advisement, and on deposit, including assets with our affiliate BancWest Investment Services ("BancWest") as of March 31, 2017. BancWest Investment Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of the West. Bank of the West is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bank-of-the-west-and-bnp-paribas-to-host-third-annual-international-hackathon-in-san-francisco-300461528.html


News Article | May 26, 2017
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GOLETA, Calif., May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Community West Bancshares, (NASDAQ:CWBC), parent company of Community West Bank, today announced that the bank will open a loan production office in Paso Robles at 725 Creston Road in June.  This will be Community West Bank’s first Paso Robles office.  The bank has seven full-service banking branch offices throughout San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, including one in San Luis Obispo. “Community West Bank continues to expand our business banking presence on California’s Central Coast,” said Martin E. Plourd, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Since opening a San Luis Obispo loan production office in 2015, and a full-service San Luis Obispo branch office last year, our bank has experienced significant growth.  We feel that there is real opportunity for Community West Bank to provide financing and responsive service to businesses throughout northern San Luis Obispo County.” An experienced team of business bankers in Paso Robles, led by Jason Bietz, Senior Vice President and Regional Market Manager, will focus on providing local businesses with term loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate and construction financing, agriculture loans and equipment financing, along with a full range of cash management services. “After our loan production office opens in June, we will file an application for a full-service banking branch office to open in Paso Robles next year,” said Bill Filippin, Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of Community West Bank.  “The banking landscape is changing, with fewer community banks and larger banks closing offices.  More than ever, there is a need for flexible business financing and decision making that locally owned and managed Community West Bank provides.” Community West Bank opened a full-service branch office in San Luis Obispo in November, 2016, relocated its Santa Maria branch office in January, 2017 and opened a new branch office in Oxnard in January, 2017. About Community West Bank Community West Bank is the largest publicly traded and only community bank headquartered and serving California’s Central Coast area of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties with officers and staff located in seven full-service banking branch offices in Goleta, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura and Westlake Village.  Founded in 1989, the bank has grown to $748 million in assets.  Community West Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ:CWBC), a financial services company with headquarters in Goleta, California.  In September 2016, Community West Bank was named to Sandler O’Neill and Partners Bank and Thrift Sm-All Stars – Class of 2016.  This award recognized Community West Bank as one of the top 27 best performing small capitalization institutions from a list of publicly traded banks and thrifts in the U.S. with market capitalizations less than $2.5 billion.  In making their selections, Sandler focused on growth, profitability, credit quality and capital strength. For more information, visit www.CommunityWestBank.com. Safe Harbor Disclosure This release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current views of future events and operations. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company as of the date of this release.  It is important to note that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the ability of the Company to implement its strategy and expand its lending operations.


News Article | May 26, 2017
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GOLETA, Calif., May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Community West Bancshares, (NASDAQ:CWBC), parent company of Community West Bank, today announced that the bank will open a loan production office in Paso Robles at 725 Creston Road in June.  This will be Community West Bank’s first Paso Robles office.  The bank has seven full-service banking branch offices throughout San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, including one in San Luis Obispo. “Community West Bank continues to expand our business banking presence on California’s Central Coast,” said Martin E. Plourd, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Since opening a San Luis Obispo loan production office in 2015, and a full-service San Luis Obispo branch office last year, our bank has experienced significant growth.  We feel that there is real opportunity for Community West Bank to provide financing and responsive service to businesses throughout northern San Luis Obispo County.” An experienced team of business bankers in Paso Robles, led by Jason Bietz, Senior Vice President and Regional Market Manager, will focus on providing local businesses with term loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate and construction financing, agriculture loans and equipment financing, along with a full range of cash management services. “After our loan production office opens in June, we will file an application for a full-service banking branch office to open in Paso Robles next year,” said Bill Filippin, Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of Community West Bank.  “The banking landscape is changing, with fewer community banks and larger banks closing offices.  More than ever, there is a need for flexible business financing and decision making that locally owned and managed Community West Bank provides.” Community West Bank opened a full-service branch office in San Luis Obispo in November, 2016, relocated its Santa Maria branch office in January, 2017 and opened a new branch office in Oxnard in January, 2017. About Community West Bank Community West Bank is the largest publicly traded and only community bank headquartered and serving California’s Central Coast area of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties with officers and staff located in seven full-service banking branch offices in Goleta, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura and Westlake Village.  Founded in 1989, the bank has grown to $748 million in assets.  Community West Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ:CWBC), a financial services company with headquarters in Goleta, California.  In September 2016, Community West Bank was named to Sandler O’Neill and Partners Bank and Thrift Sm-All Stars – Class of 2016.  This award recognized Community West Bank as one of the top 27 best performing small capitalization institutions from a list of publicly traded banks and thrifts in the U.S. with market capitalizations less than $2.5 billion.  In making their selections, Sandler focused on growth, profitability, credit quality and capital strength. For more information, visit www.CommunityWestBank.com. Safe Harbor Disclosure This release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current views of future events and operations. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company as of the date of this release.  It is important to note that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the ability of the Company to implement its strategy and expand its lending operations.


News Article | May 26, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

GOLETA, Calif., May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Community West Bancshares, (NASDAQ:CWBC), parent company of Community West Bank, today announced that the bank will open a loan production office in Paso Robles at 725 Creston Road in June.  This will be Community West Bank’s first Paso Robles office.  The bank has seven full-service banking branch offices throughout San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, including one in San Luis Obispo. “Community West Bank continues to expand our business banking presence on California’s Central Coast,” said Martin E. Plourd, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Since opening a San Luis Obispo loan production office in 2015, and a full-service San Luis Obispo branch office last year, our bank has experienced significant growth.  We feel that there is real opportunity for Community West Bank to provide financing and responsive service to businesses throughout northern San Luis Obispo County.” An experienced team of business bankers in Paso Robles, led by Jason Bietz, Senior Vice President and Regional Market Manager, will focus on providing local businesses with term loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate and construction financing, agriculture loans and equipment financing, along with a full range of cash management services. “After our loan production office opens in June, we will file an application for a full-service banking branch office to open in Paso Robles next year,” said Bill Filippin, Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of Community West Bank.  “The banking landscape is changing, with fewer community banks and larger banks closing offices.  More than ever, there is a need for flexible business financing and decision making that locally owned and managed Community West Bank provides.” Community West Bank opened a full-service branch office in San Luis Obispo in November, 2016, relocated its Santa Maria branch office in January, 2017 and opened a new branch office in Oxnard in January, 2017. About Community West Bank Community West Bank is the largest publicly traded and only community bank headquartered and serving California’s Central Coast area of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties with officers and staff located in seven full-service banking branch offices in Goleta, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura and Westlake Village.  Founded in 1989, the bank has grown to $748 million in assets.  Community West Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ:CWBC), a financial services company with headquarters in Goleta, California.  In September 2016, Community West Bank was named to Sandler O’Neill and Partners Bank and Thrift Sm-All Stars – Class of 2016.  This award recognized Community West Bank as one of the top 27 best performing small capitalization institutions from a list of publicly traded banks and thrifts in the U.S. with market capitalizations less than $2.5 billion.  In making their selections, Sandler focused on growth, profitability, credit quality and capital strength. For more information, visit www.CommunityWestBank.com. Safe Harbor Disclosure This release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current views of future events and operations. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company as of the date of this release.  It is important to note that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the ability of the Company to implement its strategy and expand its lending operations.


News Article | May 26, 2017
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GOLETA, Calif., May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Community West Bancshares, (NASDAQ:CWBC), parent company of Community West Bank, today announced that the bank will open a loan production office in Paso Robles at 725 Creston Road in June.  This will be Community West Bank’s first Paso Robles office.  The bank has seven full-service banking branch offices throughout San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, including one in San Luis Obispo. “Community West Bank continues to expand our business banking presence on California’s Central Coast,” said Martin E. Plourd, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Since opening a San Luis Obispo loan production office in 2015, and a full-service San Luis Obispo branch office last year, our bank has experienced significant growth.  We feel that there is real opportunity for Community West Bank to provide financing and responsive service to businesses throughout northern San Luis Obispo County.” An experienced team of business bankers in Paso Robles, led by Jason Bietz, Senior Vice President and Regional Market Manager, will focus on providing local businesses with term loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate and construction financing, agriculture loans and equipment financing, along with a full range of cash management services. “After our loan production office opens in June, we will file an application for a full-service banking branch office to open in Paso Robles next year,” said Bill Filippin, Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of Community West Bank.  “The banking landscape is changing, with fewer community banks and larger banks closing offices.  More than ever, there is a need for flexible business financing and decision making that locally owned and managed Community West Bank provides.” Community West Bank opened a full-service branch office in San Luis Obispo in November, 2016, relocated its Santa Maria branch office in January, 2017 and opened a new branch office in Oxnard in January, 2017. About Community West Bank Community West Bank is the largest publicly traded and only community bank headquartered and serving California’s Central Coast area of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties with officers and staff located in seven full-service banking branch offices in Goleta, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura and Westlake Village.  Founded in 1989, the bank has grown to $748 million in assets.  Community West Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ:CWBC), a financial services company with headquarters in Goleta, California.  In September 2016, Community West Bank was named to Sandler O’Neill and Partners Bank and Thrift Sm-All Stars – Class of 2016.  This award recognized Community West Bank as one of the top 27 best performing small capitalization institutions from a list of publicly traded banks and thrifts in the U.S. with market capitalizations less than $2.5 billion.  In making their selections, Sandler focused on growth, profitability, credit quality and capital strength. For more information, visit www.CommunityWestBank.com. Safe Harbor Disclosure This release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current views of future events and operations. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company as of the date of this release.  It is important to note that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the ability of the Company to implement its strategy and expand its lending operations.


News Article | May 26, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

GOLETA, Calif., May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Community West Bancshares, (NASDAQ:CWBC), parent company of Community West Bank, today announced that the bank will open a loan production office in Paso Robles at 725 Creston Road in June.  This will be Community West Bank’s first Paso Robles office.  The bank has seven full-service banking branch offices throughout San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, including one in San Luis Obispo. “Community West Bank continues to expand our business banking presence on California’s Central Coast,” said Martin E. Plourd, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Since opening a San Luis Obispo loan production office in 2015, and a full-service San Luis Obispo branch office last year, our bank has experienced significant growth.  We feel that there is real opportunity for Community West Bank to provide financing and responsive service to businesses throughout northern San Luis Obispo County.” An experienced team of business bankers in Paso Robles, led by Jason Bietz, Senior Vice President and Regional Market Manager, will focus on providing local businesses with term loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate and construction financing, agriculture loans and equipment financing, along with a full range of cash management services. “After our loan production office opens in June, we will file an application for a full-service banking branch office to open in Paso Robles next year,” said Bill Filippin, Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of Community West Bank.  “The banking landscape is changing, with fewer community banks and larger banks closing offices.  More than ever, there is a need for flexible business financing and decision making that locally owned and managed Community West Bank provides.” Community West Bank opened a full-service branch office in San Luis Obispo in November, 2016, relocated its Santa Maria branch office in January, 2017 and opened a new branch office in Oxnard in January, 2017. About Community West Bank Community West Bank is the largest publicly traded and only community bank headquartered and serving California’s Central Coast area of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties with officers and staff located in seven full-service banking branch offices in Goleta, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura and Westlake Village.  Founded in 1989, the bank has grown to $748 million in assets.  Community West Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ:CWBC), a financial services company with headquarters in Goleta, California.  In September 2016, Community West Bank was named to Sandler O’Neill and Partners Bank and Thrift Sm-All Stars – Class of 2016.  This award recognized Community West Bank as one of the top 27 best performing small capitalization institutions from a list of publicly traded banks and thrifts in the U.S. with market capitalizations less than $2.5 billion.  In making their selections, Sandler focused on growth, profitability, credit quality and capital strength. For more information, visit www.CommunityWestBank.com. Safe Harbor Disclosure This release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current views of future events and operations. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company as of the date of this release.  It is important to note that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the ability of the Company to implement its strategy and expand its lending operations.


News Article | July 31, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

Headlining this year's Classic will be four former Grand Slam winners alongside emerging U.S. stars in the women's professional ranks. Maria Sharapova, five-time Grand Slam Champion, returns to the Bank of the West Classic as a main-draw wildcard for the first time since 2011 in her fourth appearance at the tournament, and will be competing in the U.S. for the first time since the March 2015 Miami Open. Also participating in this year's tournament is Petra Kvitova, two-time Wimbledon singles champion and ranked No. 14 in the world. This year is Kvitova's first appearance at the Classic. The field includes several of the world's top players, including a former World No. 1, four Grand Slam champions and some of the world's top young talent, including: The tournament will once again be held at Stanford's Taube Family Center, located at 625 Campus Drive. The quarterfinal, semi-final and final rounds will be broadcasted on ESPN2 from August 4th through August 6th. Tickets for this year's event can be purchased online at BankofTheWestClassic.com or by calling or call (866) 982-8497. About Bank of the West Bank of the West is a regional financial services company headquartered in San Francisco with $83.8 billion in assets as of March 31, 2017. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 600 branches and offices in 23 states and digital channels. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 74 countries with more than 190,000 employees. To learn more about Bank of the West, visit About Us via BankoftheWest.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.  © 2017 Bank of the West. Doing business in South Dakota as Bank of the West California.


Bovine tuberculosis, bTB, is classified by the WHO as one of the seven neglected zoonontic diseases that cause animal health problems and has high potential to infect humans. In the West Bank, bTB was not studied among animals and the prevalence of human tuberculosis caused by M. bovis is unknown. Therefore, the aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of bTB among cattle and goats and identify the molecular characteristics of bTB in our area. A total of 208 tissue samples, representing 104 animals, and 150 raw milk samples, obtained from cows and goats were examined for the presence of mycobacteria. The tissue samples were collected during routine meat inspection from the Jericho abattoir. DNA was extracted from all samples, milk and tissue biopsies (n = 358), and screened for presence of TB DNA by amplifying a 123-bp segment of the insertion sequence IS6110. Eight out of 254 animals (3.1%) were found to be TB positive based on the IS6110-PCR. Identification of M. bovis among the positive TB samples was carried out via real time PCR followed by high resolution melt curve analysis, targeting the A/G transition along the oxyR gene. Spoligotyping analysis revealed a new genotype of M. bovis that was revealed from one tissue sample. Detection of M. bovis in tissue and milk of livestock suggests that apparently healthy cattle and goats are a potential source of infection of bTB and may pose a risk to public health. Hence, appropriate measures including meat inspection at abattoirs in the region are required together with promotion of a health campaign emphasizing the importance of drinking pasteurized milk. In addition, further studies are essential at the farm level to determine the exact prevalence of bTB in goats and cattle herds in the West Bank and Israel.


Gokhale N.S.,Bank of The West
Cornea | Year: 2011

PURPOSE:: To report a case of severe corneal endothelial damage after collagen cross-linking treatment in a 37-year-old man with progressive keratoconus with a corneal thickness of more than 400 μm. METHODS:: After central epithelial debridement, the left cornea was cross-linked for 25 minutes using dextran-riboflavin solution and UV-A light of 370 nm with an irradiance of 3.0 mW/cm. One month after cross-linking treatment, the patient presented with massive corneal edema. He was treated with 1% prednisolone and carboxymethylcellulose 1% eyedrops 4 times a day for 3 months. Specular microscopy with endothelial cell counting was performed after resolution of the corneal edema 6 months after cross-linking. RESULTS:: Despite intense treatment, a ring-shaped corneal scar remained, and uncorrected visual acuity was finger counting. Cell density after resolution was 1776 cells per square millimeter in the affected eye compared with 2978 cells per square millimeter in the untreated fellow eye. CONCLUSIONS:: Corneal thickness is not the only factor for corneal endothelial damage after cross-linking procedure. Copyright © 2011 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


Mononuclear complex bis(aspirinato) bis(2-methylimidazole) copper(II), Cu(asp)2 (2-MeIm)2 (1), has been synthesized and spectroscopically characterized. The biomimetic catalytic activities of this complex and our previously characterized complexes, Cu(asp)2 (1,2-MeIm)2 (2), Cu(Hsal)2 (1,2-MeIm)2 (3), and Cu(sal)(2-MeIm)3, (4) [H2sal = salicylic acid and MeIm = methylimidazole], for the oxidation of 3,5-di-tert-butylcatechol to the corresponding o-quinone and the oxidative dealkylation of 2,4,6-tri-tert- butylphenol to 2,6-di-tert-butyl-1,4-benzoquinone and 4,6-di-tert-butyl-1,2- benzoquinone as the main products are reported. Complexes 1 and 2 are found to be potent SOD mimics and their SOD activities are compared with those obtained previously for complexes 3 and 4. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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