Wu Group Publications

“A Quinolinol-Based Small Molecule with Anti-MRSA Activity that Targets Bacterial Membrane and Promotes Fermentative Metabolism” Nair, D. R.; Chen, J.; Monteiro, J. M.; Josten, M.; Pinho, M.; Sahl, H.-G.; Wu, J.; Cheung, A. J. Antibiot. (Tokyo), 2017 July 12

“Transition Metal-Free C3 Arylation of Indoles with Aryl Halides” Chen, J.; Wu, J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201756, 39513955.

“Stereoselective Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of C1-Epimeric and Desmethyl Monomeric Nuphar Analogues” Li, H.; Cooke, T. J.; Korotkov, A.; Chapman, C. W.; Eastman, A.; Wu, J. J. Org. Chem. 201782, 2648–2655.

“Synthetic Small Molecule GLP-1 Secretagogues Prepared by Means of a Three-Component Indole Annulation Strategy” Chepurny, O. G.; Leech, C. A.; Tomanik, M.; DiPoto, M. C.; Li, H.; Han, X.; Meng, Q.; Cooney, R. N.; Wu, J.; Holz, G. G. Sci. Rep. 2016, 28934.

“Enantioselective Formal Syntheses of 11 Nuphar Alkaloids and Discovery of Potent Apoptotic Monomeric Analogues” Li, H.; Korotkov, A.; Chapman, C. W.; Eastman, A.; Wu, J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 3509–3513.

“Dearomative Indole (3+2) Reactions with Azaoxyallyl Cations − New Method for the Synthesis of Pyrroloindolines” DiPoto, M. C.; Hughes, R. P.; Wu, J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 1486114864.

“Vinylogous Mukaiyama−Michael Reactions of Dihydropyridinones” Li, H.; Wu, J. Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 54245427.

“Total Syntheses and Biological Evaluation of Both Enantiomers of Several Hydroxylated Dimeric Nuphar Alkaloids” Korotkov, A.; Li, H.; Chapman, C. W.; Xue, H.; MacMillan, J. B.; Eastman, A.; Wu, J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 10604−10607.

“Regioselective Formal Hydroamination of Styrenes with 1-Phenyl-1H-tetrazole-5-thiol” Savolainen, M. A.; Han, X.; Wu, J. Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 4349−4351.

“Dearomative Indole (3+2) Cycloaddition Reactions” Li, H.; Hughes, R. P.; Wu, J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 6288–6296.

“Markovnikov-Selective Hydrothiolation of Styrenes: Application to the Synthesis of Stereodefined Trisubstituted Olefins” Savolainen, M. A.; Wu, J. Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 3802−3804.

“Redox Chain Reaction — Indole and Pyrrole Alkylation with Unactivated 2° Alcohols” Han, X.; Wu, J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 4637–4640.

“Pd-Catalyzed Allylic Fluorination of Cinnamyl Phosphorothioate Esters” Lauer, A. M.; Wu, J. Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 5138–5141.

“Ga(III)-Catalyzed Three-Component (4+3) Cycloaddition Reactions” Han, X.; Li, H.; Hughes, R. P.; Wu, J. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 10390−10393.

“Phosphorothioic Acids and Related Compounds as Surrogates for H2S – Synthesis of Chiral Tetrahydrothiophenes” Robertson, F. J.; Wu, J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 2775−2780.

“Cu(I)-Catalyzed, a-Selective, Allylic Alkylation Reactions between Phosphorothioate Esters and Organomagnesium Reagents” Lauer, A. M.; Mahmud, F.; Wu, J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 9119−9123. (Highlighted in Synfacts 2011, 9, 1009)

“Direct Annulation and Alkylation of Indoles with 2-Aminobenzyl Alcohols Catalyzed by TFA” Robertson, F. J.; Kenimer, B. D.; Wu, J. Tetrahedron 2011, 67, 4327−4332 (Invited Contribution – Symposium in Print: Tetrahedron Young Investigators Award for Prof. Dean Toste)

“Ga(OTf)3-Catalyzed Direct Substitution of Alcohols with Sulfur Nucleophiles” Han, X.; Wu, J. Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 5780−5782.

“Convenient Synthesis of Allylic Thioethers from Phosphorothioate Esters and Alcohols Robertson, F.; Wu, J. Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 2668−2671.

“Mild Two-Step Process for the Transition Metal-Free Synthesis of CarbonCarbon Bonds from Allylic Alcohols/Ethers and Grignard Reagents” Han, X.; Zhang, Y.; Wu, J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 4104−4106. (Highlighted in Synfacts 2010, 6, 700)


“(3+2)-Cycloaddition Reactions of Oxyallyl Cations” Li, H.; Wu, J. Synthesis 2015, 47, 2233.

“Review of Recent Advances in Nucleophilic C−F Bond-forming Reactions at Sp3 Centers” Wu, J. Tetrahedron Lett. 201455, 4289−4294.

“Diethylphosphorothioic Acid” Wu, J. Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/047084289X.rn01667