• Newhouse Group at Yale:

26) David Huang†, Diego Olivieri, Yang Sun, Pengpeng Zhang, Timothy R. Newhouse. “Nickel-Catalyzed Difunctionalization of Unactivated Alkenes Initiated by Unstabilized Enolates” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019141, 16249-16254DOI:10.1021/jacs.9b09245


25) Alexander W. Schuppe†, Yizhou Zhao†, Yannan Liu, Timothy R. Newhouse. “Total Synthesis of (+)-Granatumine A and Related Bislactone Limonoid Alkaloids via a Pyran to Pyridine InterconversionJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 9191-9126. DOI:10.1021/jacs.9b04508

24) Aneta Turlik, Yifeng Chen, Anthony C. Scruse, Timothy R. Newhouse. “Convergent Total Synthesis of Principinol D, a Rearranged Kaurane DiterpenoidJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 8088-8092. DOI:10.1021/jacs.9b03751


23) Joshua E. Zweig, Tongil A. Ko, Junrou Huang, Timothy R. Newhouse.* “Effects of π-Extension on Pyrrole Hemithioindigo Photoswitches.” ChemRxiv. 2019, DOI:10.26434/chemrxiv.7868927

22) David Huang, Suzanne M. Szewczyk, Pengpeng Zhang, Timothy R. Newhouse. “Allyl-Nickel Catalysis Enables Carbonyl Dehydrogenation and Oxidative Cycloalkenylation of Ketones” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 5669–5674. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b02552.

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21) Daria E. Kim, Joshua E. Zweig, Timothy R. Newhouse. “Total Synthesis of Paspaline A and Emindole PB Enabled by Computational Augmentation of a Transform-Guided Retrosynthetic Strategy” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 1479–1483. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b13127.

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20) Masha Elkin†, Anthony C. Scruse†, Aneta Turlik, Timothy R. Newhouse. “Computational and Synthetic Investigation of Cationic Rearrangement in the Putative Biosynthesis of Justicane Triterpenoids” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 1025–1029. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201810566.

19) Daria E. Kim, Yingchuan Zhu, Timothy R. Newhouse. “Vinylogous acyl triflates as an entry point to α,β-disubstituted cyclic enones via Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling” Org. Biomol. Chem. 201917, 1796–1799. DOI: 10.1039/c8ob02573h.

18) Rachel A. Coleman, Christine S. Muli, Yizhou Zhao, Atul Bhardwaj, Timothy R. Newhouse, Darci J. Trader. “Analysis of chain length, substitution patterns, and unsaturation of AM-404 derivatives as 20S proteasome stimulators” Bioorganic Med. Chem. Lett. 2019, 29, 420–423. DOI:10.1016/j.bmcl.2018.12.030


17) Masha Elkin, Timothy R. Newhouse. “Computational chemistry strategies in natural product synthesis” Chem. Soc. Rev. 201847, 7830–7844. DOI: 10.1039/C8CS00351C

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16) Hai-Jun Zhang, Alexander W. Schuppe, Shi-Tao Pan, Jin-Xiang Chen, Bo-Ran Wang, Timothy R. Newhouse,* and Liang Yin.* “Copper-Catalyzed Vinylogous Aerobic Oxidation of Unsaturated Compounds with AirJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018140, 5300-5310. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b01886. 

15) Suzanne M. Szewczyk, Yizhou Zhao, Holt Sakai, Pascal Dube, Timothy R. Newhouse.* “α,β-Dehydrogenation of esters with free O-H and N-H functionalities via allyl-palladium catalysis” Tetrahedron 2018, 74, 3293-3300. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2018.02.028.

14) Alexander W. Schuppe, David Huang, Yifeng Chen, Timothy R. Newhouse.* “Total Synthesis of (–)-Xylogranatopyridine B via a Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Stannylation of Enones” J. Am. Chem. Soc2018140, 2062-2066. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b13189.

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13) David Huang, Yizhou Zhao, Timothy R. Newhouse.* Synthesis of Cyclic Enones by Allyl-Palladium-Catalyzed α,β-Dehydrogenation” Org. Lett201820684–687. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b03818.

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12) Yizhou Zhao, Yifeng Chen, Timothy R. Newhouse.* “Allyl-Palladium Catalyzed α,β-Dehydrogenation of Carboxylic Acids via EnediolatesAngew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 13122-13125. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201706893.

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11) Joshua E. Zweig, Timothy R. Newhouse.* “Isomer-Specific Hydrogen Bonding as a Design Principle for Bidirectionally Quantitative and Redshifted Hemithioindigo PhotoswitchesJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 10956-10959. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b04448.

10) Gong Xu, Masha Elkin, Dean Tantillo, Timothy R. Newhouse,* Thomas Maimone.* “Traversing Biosynthetic Carbocation Landscapes in the Total Synthesis of Andrastin and Terretonin MeroterpenesAngew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 12498-12502. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201705654.

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9) Yifeng Chen, David Huang†, Yizhou Zhao†, Timothy R. Newhouse.* “Allyl-Palladium Catalyzed Ketone Dehydrogenation Enables Telescoping with Enone α,β-Vicinal DifunctionalizationAngew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 8258-8262. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201704874

8) Joshua E. Zweig, Daria E. Kim, Timothy R. Newhouse.* “Methods Utilizing First-Row Transition Metals in Natural Product Total SynthesisChem. Rev. 2017, 117, 11680-11752. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00833.

7)  Alexander W. Schuppe, James M. Cabrera, Catherine L. B. McGeoch, Timothy R. Newhouse.* “Scalable synthesis of enaminones utilizing Gold’s reagentsTetrahedron 2017, 73, 3643–3651. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2017.03.092.

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6) Masha Elkin, Suzanne M. Szewczyk, Anthony C.Scruse, Timothy R. Newhouse.* “Total Synthesis of (±)-Berkeleyone A” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 1790-1793. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b12914.

5) Alexander W. Schuppe, Timothy R. Newhouse.* “Assembly of the Limonoid Architecture by a Divergent Approach: Total Synthesis of (±)-Andirolide N via (±)-8α-Hydroxycarapin” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 631-634. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b12268.

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4) David Huang, Alexander W. Schuppe, Michael Z. Liang and Timothy R. Newhouse.* “Scalable procedure for the fragmentation of hydroperoxides mediated by copper and iron tetrafluoroborate salts.Org. Biomol. Chem. 2016, 14, 6197DOI: 10.1039/c6ob00941g.

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Graphical abstract: Scalable procedure for the fragmentation of hydroperoxides mediated by copper and iron tetrafluoroborate salts

3) Yifeng Chen, Aneta Turlik, Timothy R. Newhouse.* “Amide α,β-Dehydrogenation Using Allyl-Palladium Catalysis and a Hindered Monodentate Anilide.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138,1166DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b12924.

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2) Aneta Turlik, Yifeng Chen, Timothy R. Newhouse.* “Dehydrogenation Adjacent to Carbonyls Using Pd-Allyl Intermediates.” Synlett 2016, 27, 331. DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1561282.

1) Yifeng Chen, Justin P. Romaire, Timothy R. Newhouse.* “Palladium-Catalyzed α,β-Dehydrogenation of Esters and Nitriles.”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015137, 5875. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b02243.

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TRN before Yale:

10) T. R. Newhouse, P. Kaib, A. Gross, E. J. Corey. “Versatile Approaches for the Synthesis of Chiral Fused-Ring g-Lactones Utilizing Cyclopropane Intermediates.Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 1591–1593.

9) T. R. Newhouse, X. Li, M. M. Blewett, C. M. C. Whitehead, E. J. Corey. “A Tetradentate Ligand for the Enantioselective Ti(IV)-Promoted Oxidation of Sulfides to Sulfoxides: Origin of Enantioselectivity.J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 17354 – 17357.

8) L. Zou, R. S. Paton, A. Eschenmoser, T. R. Newhouse, P. S. Baran, K. N. Houk. “Enhanced Reactivity in Dioxirane C-H Oxidations via Strain Release.J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, DOI: 10.1021/jo400350v

7) T. Newhouse, P. S. Baran. “If C-H Bonds Could Talk: Selective C-H Bond Oxidation.Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 3362 – 3374.

6) K. Foo, T. Newhouse, I. Mori, H. Takayama, P. S. Baran. “Total Synthesis Guided Structure Elucidation of (+)-Psychotetramine.Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 2716 – 2719.

5) T. Newhouse, C. A. Lewis, K. J. Eastman, P. S. Baran. “Scalable Total Syntheses of N-Linked Tryptamine Dimers by Direct Indole-Aniline Coupling: Psychotrimine and Kapakahines B and F.J. Am.Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 7119 – 7137.

4) M. A. Schallenberger, T. Newhouse, P. S. Baran, F. E. Romesberg, “The Psychotrimine Natural Products Have Antibacterial Activity Against Gram-Positive Bacteria and Act Via Membrane Disruption.J. Antibiot. 2010, 63, 685 – 687.

3) T. Newhouse, P. S. Baran, R. W. Hoffmann. “The Economies of Synthesis.Chem. Soc. Rev. 2009, 38, 3010 – 3021.

2) T. Newhouse, C. A. Lewis, P. S. Baran. “Enantiospecific Total Syntheses of Kapakahines B and F.J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 6360 – 6361.

1) T. Newhouse, P. S. Baran. “Total Synthesis of (±)-Psychotrimine.J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 10886 – 10887.