Prof Jim Thomas - publications


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  • Ball, M., Gregson, T., Omori, H., & Thomas, E. J. (2017). Syntheses of C17-C27 fragments of 20-deoxybryostatins for assembly using Julia and metathesis reactions. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 15(13), 2740-2767. DOI: 10.1039/c7ob00076f. Publication link: e0c8051f-7478-48f0-b3f7-9f7636db31b2
  • Dumeunier, R., Gregson, T., MacCormick, S., Omori, H., & Thomas, E. J. (2017). Some limitations of an approach to the assembly of bryostatins by ring-closing metathesis. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 15(13), 2768-2783. DOI: 10.1039/c7ob00079k. Publication link: 3ccfd0ea-0954-472e-800c-c53511addacf


  • Hallett, D. J., Tanikkul, N., & Thomas, E. J. (2012). Remote stereocontrol in reactions between 4- and 5-alkoxyalk-2- enylstannanes and 1-alkoxycarbonylimines and analogues: Stereoselective approaches to novel α-amino acids. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 10(30), 6130-6158. DOI: 10.1039/c2ob25097g. Publication link: 80bce126-57be-4bc3-934a-475ed9f2098e
  • Stanway, S. J., & Thomas, E. J. (2012). 1,5-Stereocontrol in tin(IV) halide mediated reactions between N- and S-substituted pent-2-enylstannanes and aldehydes or imines. Tetrahedron, 68(30), 5998-6009. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2012.05.032. Publication link: 55525ac1-de5d-4bcc-a462-c9b15aa74020
  • Hobson, L. A., & Thomas, E. J. (2012). Concerning the 1,5-stereocontrol in tin(iv) chloride promoted reactions of 4- and 5-alkoxyalk-2-enylstannanes: Trapping intermediate allyltin trichlorides using phenyllithium. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 10(37), 7510-7526. DOI: 10.1039/c2ob25765c. Publication link: 3015972a-4863-4b6f-9397-01de50413af1
  • Basar, N. B., Liu, H., Negi, D., Sirat, H. M., Morris, G. A., & Thomas, E. J. (2012). Total synthesis of a cuticular hydrocarbon from the cane beetle Antitrogus parvulus: Confirmation of the relative stereochemistry. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 10(9), 1743-1745. DOI: 10.1039/c2ob06906g. Publication link: c0f62a67-95e7-4ae0-9c61-1f141c434ef9
  • Hoegenauer, E. K., & Thomas, E. J. (2012). An approach to aliphatic 1,8-stereocontrol: Diastereoselective syntheses of (±)-patulolide C and (±)-epipatulolide C. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 10(34), 6995-7014. DOI: 10.1039/c2ob25992c. Publication link: b17bb437-42e1-4be8-bcbe-22e28cdd78d5



  • Bazar, N., Donnelly, S., Liu, H., & Thomas, E. J. (2010). 1,5-stereocontrol in bismuth-mediated reactions between aldehydes and allyl bromides: Stereoselective synthesis of open-chain all-syn- and anti, anti-1,3,5-disposed trimethylalkanes. Synlett, (4), 575-578. [D34809ST]. DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1219357. Publication link: 474eb8f2-7dba-4db9-aae1-e4bdfe539a2e
  • Brain, C. T., Chen, A., Nelson, A., Tanikkul, N., & Thomas, E. J. (2010). Synthesis of macrocyclic precursors of lankacidins using Stille reactions of 4-(2-iodo-alkenyl)azetidinones and related compounds for ring closure. Tetrahedron, 66(33), 6613-6625. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2010.04.129. Publication link: 4443e9d5-88d3-4468-b6c2-86ae5dfb2a10
  • Green, A. P., Hardy, S., Lee, A. T. L., & Thomas, E. J. (2010). Approaches to the total synthesis of biologically active natural products: Studies directed towards bryostatins. Phytochemistry Reviews, 9(4), 501-513. DOI: 10.1007/s11101-010-9186-9. Publication link: da2254a4-0df0-4710-af99-c8d291688247
  • Thomas, E. J., & Tray, D. R. (2010). Stereochemical aspects of the chemistry of 2-[trialkyl(aryl)silyloxy]alkyl-4-alkoxyalk-2-enylstannanes. Tetrahedron Letters, 52(17), 2065-2065. . Publication link: c78e9529-6a5b-4400-b544-e32bf29a6d97




  • Bailey, S., Helliwell, M., Teerawutgulrag, A., & Thomas, E. J. (2005). A total synthesis of milbemycin G: Approaches to the C(1)-C(10)-fragment and completion of the synthesis. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 3(20), 3654-3677. DOI: 10.1039/b508675b. Publication link: b28248c3-4bd9-41c2-b2ec-602204ca5be9


  • Donnelly, S., Thomas, E. J., Fielding, M., & Thomas, A. (2004). 1,5-Stereocontrol in reactions of 5-benzyloxy-4-methylpent-2-enyl bromides with aldehydes mediated by Bi(0): Synthesis of aliphatic compounds with 1,5-syn-related methyl groups. Tetrahedron Letters, 45(36), 6779-6782. DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2004.07.035. Publication link: 76c644d7-770d-4030-8902-f4f47f0f11fc

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