Publications


Independent career



35. Wang, Y.; Nguyen, N.; Lee, S. H.; Wang, Q,; May, J. A.; Gonzalez, R.; Cirino, P. C. Engineering Escherichia coli for anaerobic alkane activation: Biosynthesis of (1-methylalkyl)succinates.  Biotechnology and Bioengineering,1–6. .

 

 

34. Brooks, B.; Hiller, N.; May, J. A. Reaction rate differences between organotrifluoroborates and boronic acids in BINOL-catalyzed conjugate addition to enones. Tetrahedron Letters  2021, 83, 153412 .

 

 

33. Boylan,A.;Nguyen,T.S.; Lundy, B.J.; Li, J.-Y.; Vallakati, R.; Sundstrom, S.; May, J.A. Rate Dependence on Inductive and Resonance Effects for the Organocatalyzed Enantioselective Conjugate Addition of Alkenyl and Alkynyl Boronic Acids to β-Indolyl Enones and β-Pyrrolyl Enones. Molecules  2021, 26, 1615 .

 

 

32. Wang, Q.; May., J. A. Formation of β-Oxo-N-vinylimidates via Intermolecular Ester Incorporation in Huisgen Cyclization/Carbene Cascade Reactions. Org. Lett.  2020, 22, 9579-8584 .

 

 

 

31. Hattori, H.; May., J. A. Direct bromination and iodination of the trispyrazolyl borate ligand in TpRu(nbd)Cl and the effect of Tp4−X ligands on redox potentials and catalysis. J. Organomet. Chem.  2020, 918,121288 .

 

 

 

30. Wang, Q.; May., J. A. Synthesis of Bridged Azacycles and Propellanes via Nitrene/Alkyne Cascades. Org. Lett.  2020, 22, 8, 3039–3044 .

 

 

 

29. Sasha Sundstrom, Thien S. Nguyen, and Jeremy A. May. Relay Catalysis To Synthesize β-Substituted Enones: Organocatalytic Substitution of Vinylogous Esters and Amides with Organoboronates. Org. Lett.  2020, 22, 4, 1355-1359 .

 

 

 

28. T. N. Nguyen, K. S. Setthakarn, J. A. May,Oxyallyl Cation Capture via Electrophilic Deborylation of Organoboronates: Access to Substituted Cyclic Ketones. Org. Lett.  2019, 21, 19, 7837–7840 .

 

 

 

27. A. N. Bootsma, T. N. Nguyen, Y. Guan, J. A. May, and S. E. Wheeler, "Enantioselective Catalyst Design through Quantum Mechanical Virtual Screening". (Submitted)

 

 

26. Truong N. Nguyen, Po-An Chen, Krit Setthakarn, Jeremy A. May. Chiral Diol-based Organocatalysts in Enantioselective Reactions  Molecules  2018, 23, 2317 .

 

 

25.Truong N. Nguyen and Jeremy A. May. Amine Synthesis via Aziridine or Azetidine Opening with Organotrifluoroborates by Cooperative Brønsted/Lewis Acid Catalysis: An Acid-Dependent Divergent Mechanism Org. Lett.  2018, 20, 3618–3621 .

 

 

 

24. Truong N. Nguyen and Jeremy A. May. Tertiary and quaternary carbon center formation via gallium-catalyzed nucleophilic addition of organoboronates to cyclopropanes Org. Lett.  2018, 20, 112-115 .

 

 

 

23. Hiroyuki Hattori, Dong Hyun Koo, and Jeremy A. May. Direct Chlorination of Trispyrazolyl Borate Ligands in Tp-Ruthenium Complexes Organometallics  2017, 36, 4707–4712 .

 

 

 

22. Jiun-Le Shih, Santa Jansone-Popova, Christopher Huynh, and Jeremy A. May. Synthesis of azasilacyclopentenes and silanols Chem. Sci.,  2017, 8, 7132–7137 .

 

 

 

21. Po-An Chen, Krit Setthakarn, Jeremy A May. A Binaphthyl-Based Scaffold for a Chiral Dirhodium(II) Biscarboxylate Ligand with α-Quaternary Carbon Center  ACS Catal.,  2017, 7, 6155-6161 .

 

 

 

20. Jeremy A. May, Thien S. Nguyen, Truong N. Nguyen, Phong Q. Le, Po-An Chen, Ravikrishna Vallakati. Pursuit of Enantioselective Synthesis of Heterocycle-Bearing ­Stereocenters: The Development of a Stereocontrolled BINOL-­Catalyzed Conjugate Addition of Organoboron Nucleophiles  Synlett,  2017, 28, 2093–2109 .

 

 

 

19. Truong N. Nguyen and Jeremy A. May. Enantioselective organocatalytic conjugate addition of organoboron nucleophiles  Tetrahedron Letters,  2017, 58, 1535–1544 .

 

 

 

18. Po-An Chen, Jeremy A. May. Hydrazone-Initiated Reaction Cascades  Asian J. Org. Chem.  2016, 5, 1296–1303 .

 

 

17.Truong N. Nguyen, Thien S. Nguyen, and Jeremy A. May. Brønsted Acid Catalyzed Homoconjugate Addition of Organotrifluoroborates to Arylated Cyclopropyl Ketones. Org. Lett., 201618, 3786–3789. Highlight on Synfacts.

 

16. Jiun-Le Shih, Po-An Chen and Jeremy A. May. The synthesis of functionalized bridged polycycles via C–H bond insertion. Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2016, 12, 985–999.

 

15. Santa Jansone-Popova, Jeremy A. May. Stereoelectronic factors in bridgehead C–H bond insertion: studies toward the total synthesis of maoecrystal V. Tetrahedron 2016, 72, 3734 - 3747.

 

14. Phong Q. Le and Jeremy A. May. Hydrazone-Initiated Carbene/Alkyne Cascades to Form Polycyclic Products: Ring-Fused Cyclopropenes as Mechanistic Intermediates. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137,12219 –12222.

 

 

 

13. Jiun-Le Shih, Thien S. Nguyen, Jeremy A. May. Organocatalyzed Asymmetric Conjugate Addition of Heteroaryl and Aryl Trifluoroborates: a Synthetic Strategy for Discoipyrrole D. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 9931 – 9935

 

 

12. Thien S. Nguyen, Michelle S. Yang, Jeremy A. May. Experimental mechanistic insight into the BINOL-catalyzed enantioselective conjugate addition of boronates to enones.Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56, 3337-3341.


11. Jansone-Popova, Santa; Le, Phong Q.; May, Jeremy A. Carbene cascades for the formation of bridged polycyclic rings.Tetrahedron 2014, 70, 4118 - 4127.

 

 

 

10. Jones, Amanda C.; May, Jeremy A.; Sarpong, Richmond; Stoltz, Brian M. From Duets to Quintets to a Symphony of Reactivity. Cascades Involving Catalysis and Sigmatropic Rearrangements. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 2556-2591. 

 

9. Smuts, Jonathan P.; Na, Yun-Cheol; Vallakati, Ravikrishna; May, Jeremy A.; Armstrong, Daniel W. Enantioseparation of Flinderoles and Borreverines by HPLC on Chirobiotic V and V2 Stationary Phases and by CE Using Cyclodextrin Selectors. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 2013, 405, 9169–9177

 

8. Vallakati, Ravikrishna; Smuts, Jonathan P.; Armstrong, Daniel W.; May, Jeremy A. On the Biosynthesis and Optical Activity of the Flinderoles. Tetrahedron Lett. 2013, 54, 5892–5894.

 

 

7. Besandre, Ron; Jaimes, Miguel; May, Jeremy A. Indoles Synthesized from Amines via Copper Catalysis. Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 1666-1669.

 

 

6. Vallakati, Ravikrishna; May, Jeremy A. Biomimetic Syntheses and Studies Toward Enantioselective Synthesis of Flindersial Alkaloids. Chirality 2015, 27, 14-17.

 

 

5. Le, Phong Q.; Nguyen, Thien S.; May, Jeremy A. A General Method for the Enantioselective Synthesis of α-Chiral Heterocycles. Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 6104–6107.

 

 

4. Vallakati, Ravikrishna; May, Jeremy A. Biomimetic Syntheses of the Flindersia Alkaloids. Synlett 2012, 23, 2577-2581.(Synpacts article)


 

3. Jansone-Popova; May, Jeremy A. Synthesis of Bridged Polycyclic Ring Systems via Carbene Cascades
Terminating in C-H Bond Insertion. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 17877–17880. 

 

 

2. Vallakati, Ravikrishna; May, Jeremy A. Biomimetic Synthesis of the Flindersia Alkaloids. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012,134, 6936–6939.

 

 

 

1. Lundy, Brian J.; Jansone-Popova, Santa; May, Jeremy A. The Enantioselective Conjugate Addition of Alkenylboronic Acids to Indole-Appended Enones. Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 4958–4951.

 

 

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Before UH

May, Jeremy A., and Stoltz, Brian M. The Structural and Synthetic Implications of the Biosynthesis of the Calycanthaceous Alkaloids, the Communesins, and Nomofungin. Tetrahedron, 2006, 62, 5262-5271.

Julian, Ryan R.; May, Jeremy A.; Stoltz, Brian M.; and Beauchamp, J. L. Biomimetic Approaches to Gas Phase Peptide Chemistry: Combining Selective Binding Motifs with Reactive Carbene Precursors to Form Molecular Mousetraps. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 2003, 228(2-3), 851-64.

Julian, Ryan R.; May, Jeremy A.; Stoltz, Brian M.; and Beauchamp, J. L. Gas Phase Synthesis of Charged Copper and Silver Fischer Carbenes from Diazomalonates: Mechanistic and Conformational Considerations in Metal Mediated Wolff Rearrangements. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2003, 125(15), 4478-4486.

May, Jeremy A., Zeidan, Ryan K., and Stoltz, Brian M. Biomimetic Approach to Communesin B (a.k.a. Nomofungin).Tetrahedron Letters, 2003, 44, 1203-1205.

Julian, Ryan R.; May, Jeremy A.; Stoltz, Brian M.; and Beauchamp, J. L. Molecular Mousetraps: Gas-Phase Studies of the Covalent Coupling of Noncovalent Complexes Initiated by Reactive Carbenes Formed by Controlled Activation of Diazo Precursors. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2003, 42(9), 1012-1015 (cover article).

May, Jeremy A. and Stoltz, Brian M. Non-Carbonyl-Stabilized Metallocarbenoids in Synthesis: The Development of a Tandem Rhodium-Catalyzed Bamford-Stevens/Thermal Aliphatic Claisen Rearrangement Sequence. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2002, 124(42), 12426-12427.

Julian, Ryan R.; Akin, Minta; May, Jeremy A.; Stoltz, Brian M.; and Beauchamp, J. L. Molecular Recognition of Arginine in Small Peptides by Supramolecular Complexation with Dibenzo-30-Crown-10 Ether. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 2002, 220(1), 87–96.

Patents:

May, Jeremy A.; Vallakati, Ravikrishna. Flindersia Alkaloids, Derivatives and Analogs: Compositions and Methods for Producing the Same. WO2013109866 (A1) ― 2013-07-25