Theses Archive

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Dr. Steven Loskot (2019) :: Applications of the Enantioselective Allylic Alkylation Toward the Synthesis of Complex Natural Products

Dr. Alexander Sun (2019) :: Stereoselective Synthesis of Diazaheterocycles by Decarboxylative Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation

Dr. Samantha Shockley (2018) :: Development of Stereoselective Iridium-Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation Methods

Dr. Beau Pritchett (2017) :: Studies in Palladium-Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation: Enantioselective Total Syntheses of Structurally Diverse Alkaloids

Dr. Shoshana Bachman (2017) :: Development of Cu- and Ni-Catalyzed C–C and C–N Bond Forming Reactions

Dr. Kelvin Bates (2017) :: Isoprene Oxidation Mechanisms and Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation Under HO2-Dominated Conditions.

Dr. Nicholas O’Connor (2017) :: Methodological Developments and Synthetic Applications of Strained Rings and Allylic C-H Functionalization of Hindered Substrates

Dr. Kelly Kim (2017) :: The Synthesis and Late-Stage Diversification of the Cyanthiwigin Natural Product Core and Synthetic Insights Derived Therein

Dr. Doug Duquette (2017) :: Highly Enantioselective Palladium-Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation Reactions of Carbocyclic Enaminones and Acyclic Substrates

Dr. Christopher Haley (2016) :: Aryne Reactions in the Synthesis of Heterocyclic Molecules.

Dr. Seojung Han (2016) :: I. Synthetic Studies Toward the Total Synthesis of Polycyclic Natural Products – Communesin F, Perophoramidine and Ineleganolide. II. Nickel Catalyzed Intramolecular C–O Bond Formation.

Dr. Yiyang Liu (2015) :: Palladium-Catalyzed Decarboxylative and Decarbonylative Transformations in the Synthesis of Fine and Commodity Chemicals.

Dr. Rob Craig (2015) :: Progress Toward the Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Ineleganolide and the Polycyclic Norcembranoid Diterpenes and Construction of the Ineleganoloids

Dr. Chung Whan Lee (2015) :: Progress Toward the Total Synthesis of Curcusone C and Mechanistic Elucidation of an Unexpected Rearrangement

Dr. Jonny Gordon (2015) :: Applications of a Concise and General Strategy for the Syntheses of Transtaganolide and Basiliolide Natural Products.

Dr. Corey Reeves (2015) :: Strategies for the Stereoselective Synthesis of Carbon Quaternary Centers via Transition Metal-Catalyzed Alkylation of Enolate Compounds.

Dr. Jeff Holder (2014) :: The Development of an Asymmetric Palladium-Catalyzed Conjugate Addition and its Application Toward the Total Syntheses of Taiwaniaquinoid Natural Products.

Dr. Alexander Goldberg (2013) :: Synthetic applications and methodological developments of donor–acceptor cyclopropanes.

Dr. Nathan Bennett (2013) :: Palladium-catalyzed asymmetric allylic alkylation: insights, application toward cyclopentanoid and cycloheptanoid molecules, and the total synthesis of several daucane sesquiterpenes.

Dr. Hosea Nelson (2012) :: A Unified Synthetic approach to the Transtaganolide and Basiliolide Natural Products.

Dr. Allen Hong (2012) :: Development of a Novel Ring Contraction Strategy and Application to the Total Synthesis of Presilphiperfolanol Natural Products.

Dr. Christopher Gilmore (2011) :: Aryne Annulation Reactions Toward the Synthesis of Heterocyclic Molecules.

Dr. Pamela Tadross (2011) :: Exploiting the Reactivity of Arynes in the Total Synthesis of Natural Products.

Dr. Nathaniel Sherden (2011) :: Mechanistic Investigations into the Palladium-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Allylic Alkylation of Ketone Enolates Using the PHOX Ligand Architecture

Dr. Michael Meyer (2010) :: Palladium(II)-catalyzed Oxidation Reactions in Natural Product Synthesis: Efforts Toward Bielschowskysin and Phalarine

Dr. Sandy Ma (2010) :: Progress Toward the Cortistatin A Carbocyclic Core and the Development of the Catalytic Enantioselective Alkylation of 3-Halooxindoles

Dr. Jenny Roizen (2010) :: Progress Toward an Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Ineleganolide

Dr. John Enquist (2010) :: Total Synthesis of Cyanthiwigin Natural Products Via Double Asymmetric Catalytic Alkylation and Investigations into the Nature of Double Asymmetric Processes.

Dr. Kevin Allan (2010) :: Development of Versatile Strategies for Aryne Annulation: Applications in Methodology and Natural Product Total Synthesis.

Dr. Michael Krout (2009) :: Progress Toward the Asymmetric Total Synthesis of Variecolin and Gas-Phase Studies of the Twisted Amide 2-Quinuclidone

Dr. JT Mohr (2009) :: Enantioselective Reactions of Palladium Enolates

Dr. Jenn Stockdill (2008) :: Forays into the synthesis of zoanthenol: intriguing patterns in reactivity and selectivity

Dr. David Ebner (2008) :: Development and Applications of the Palladium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Oxidation of Secondary Alcohols.

Dr. Daniel Caspi (2008) :: The Adaptive Nature of Palladium Reactivity in Synthesis

Dr. Ryan McFadden (2007) :: Applications of Pd-Catalyzed Enantioselective Decarboxylative Alkylation in Natural Products Total Synthesis. Restricted Access

Dr. Doug Behenna (2006) :: Progress toward the Synthesis of (+)-Zoanthenol and the Development of an Asymmetric Tsuji Allylation Reaction

Dr. Raissa Trend (2006) :: Concerning The Mechanism and Selectivity of Palladium(II) Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidation Reactions

Dr. Uttam Tambar (2006) :: Convergent Methods for Synthesizing Rings in the Context of Natural Product Synthesis

Dr. Eric Ashley (2005) :: The First Total Synthesis of (-)-Lemonomycin and progress toward the total synthesis of (+)-cyanocycline A.

Dr. Jeffrey Bagdanoff (2005) :: Development of the enantioselective oxidation of secondary alcohols and natural products total synthesis.

Dr. Jeremy May (2005) :: I. Synthesis and utilization of diazocompounds for applications in solution-phase and gas-phase chemistry. II. Progress toward the communesin alkaloids. Restricted Access

Dr. Eric Ferreira (2005) :: The Design and Development of Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Transformations. 

Dr. Neil Garg (2005) :: The Total Synthesis of Dragmacidins D and F

Dr. Brian Stoltz (1997) :: The Total Synthesis of Indolocarbazole Natural Products