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Mentored Research

11. Smith, J. M.; Dixon, J. A.; deGruyter, J. N.; Baran, P. S. "Alkyl Sulfinates: Radical Precursors Enabling Drug Discovery" J. Med. Chem. 201962, 2256–2264. 

10. Smith, J. M.; Harwood, S. J.; Baran, P. S. "Radical Retrosynthesis" Acc. Chem. Res. 2018, 151807–1817. 

9. Picazo, E.; Morrill, L. A.; Susick, R. B.; Moreno, J.; Smith, J. M.; Garg, N. K. "Enantioselective Total Syntheses of Methanoquinolizidine-Containing Akuammiline Alkaloids and Related Studies" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 6483–6492. 

8. Smith, J. M.; Qin, T.; Merchant, R. R.; Edwards, J. T.; Malins, L. R.; Liu, Z.; Che, G.; Shen, Z.; Shaw, S. A.; Eastgate, M. D.; Baran, P. S. "Decarboxylative Alkynylation” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56,11906–11910.


7. Chu, H.; Smith, J. M.; Felding, J.; Baran, P. S. “Scalable Synthesis of (–)-Thapsigargin” ACS Cent. Sci. 2017, 3, 47–51.


6. Moreno, J.; Picazo, E.; Morrill, L. A.; Smith, J. M.; Garg, N. K. “Enantioselective Total Syntheses of Akuammiline Alkaloids (+)-Strictamine, (–)-2(S)-Cathafoline, and (–)-Aspidophylline A” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 1162–1165.


5. Smith, J. M.; Moreno, J.; Boal, B. W.; Garg, N. K. “Fischer Indolizations as a Strategic Platform for the Total Synthesis of Picrinine” J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80, 8954–8967.

4. Smith, J. M.; Moreno, J.; Boal, B. W.; Garg N. K. “Cascade Reactions: A Driving Force in Akuammiline Alkaloid Total Synthesis” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 400–412.


3. Smith, J. M.; Moreno, J.; Boal, B. W.; Garg, N. K. “Total Synthesis of the Akuammiline Alkaloid Picrinine” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 4504–4507.


​2. Ungureanu, S.; Meadows, M.; Smith, J.; Duff, D. B.; Burgess, J. M.; Goess, B. C. “Total Synthesis of (±)- Hibiscone C” Tetrahedron Lett. 2011, 52, 1509–1511.

1. Rodrigues Jr., M. T.; Gomes, J. C.; Smith, J.; Coelho, F. “Simple and Highly Diastereoselective Access to 3,4-substituted tetrahydro-1,8-naphthyridines from Morita–Baylis–Hillman Adducts” Tetrahedron Lett. 2010, 51, 4988–4990.

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