Independent Publications from KU:

Publications from Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies:

8. Direct beta-Alkylation of Aldehydes via Photoredox Organocatalysis.  Terrett, J. A.; Clift, M. D.; MacMillan, D. W. C. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014136, 6858–6861.

7. Oxidative Coupling of Enolates, Enol Silanes and Enamines: Methods and Natural Product Synthesis. Guo, F.; Clift, M. D.; Thomson, R. J. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2012, 4881–4896.

6. Total Synthesis of the Galbulimima Alkaloid (−)-GB17.  Larson, R. T.; Clift, M. D.; Thomson, R. J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 201251, 2481–2484.

5. Enantioselective Total Synthesis and Confirmation of the Absolute and Relative Stereochemistry of Streptorubin B. Hu, D. X.; Clift, M. D. and Thomson, R. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 1799–1804.

4. Development of a Merged Conjugate Addition/Oxidative Coupling Sequence. Application to the Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Metacycloprodigiosin and Prodigiosin R1. Clift, M. D. and Thomson, R. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 14579–14583.

3. Oxidative Carbon–Carbon Bond Formation via Silyl Bis-enol Ethers: Controlled Cross-coupling for the Synthesis of Quaternary Centers. Clift, M. D.; Taylor, C. N.; Thomson, R. J. Org. Lett. 2007, 9, 4667–4669.

2. Enantiomers of 4-Amino-3-fluorobutanoic Acid as Substrates for γ-Aminobutyric Acid Aminotransferase. Conformational Probes for GABA Binding. Clift, M. D.; Ji, H.; Deniau, G. P.; O’Hagan, D.; Silverman, R. B. Biochemistry 2007, 46, 13819–13828.

1. Synthesis and evaluation of novel aromatic substrates and competitive inhibitors of GABA aminotransferase. Clift, M. D.; Silverman, R. B. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2007, 18 (10), 3122–3125.

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