Chando, K.M.; Bailey, P.A.; Abramite, J.A.; Sammakia T. "Regioselective Ring Opening of Di-isopropylsilylenes Derived from 1,3-Diols with Alkyl Lithium Reagents"


Michael, R.E.; Chando, K.M.; Sammakia T. "Synthesis of N-Vinyl Nitrones via 1,4-Conjugate Elimination" J. Org. Chem. 2015,80, 13, pp 6930–6935

Vinyl nitrone

Gazaille, J. A.; Abramite, J. A.; Sammakia, T. "Toward the Synthesis of (+)-Peloruside A via an Intramolecular Vinylogous Aldol Reaction" Org. Lett. 201214, 178.DOI: 10.1021/ol202966m


Zhang, Y.; Arpin, C. C.; Cullen, A. J.; Mitton-Fry, M. J.; Sammakia, T. "Total Synthesis of Dermostatin A" J. Org. Chem. 201176,7641. DOI: 10.1021/jo2012658


Hao, X.; Nguyen, T.; Daniel B. Kearns, D. B.; Arpin, C. C.; Ray Fall, R.; Sammakia, T. "New inhibitors of colony spreading in Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus anthracis" Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 201121, 5583. DOI:10.1016/j.bmcl.2011.06.082

Graph 1

Crane, Z. D.; Nichols, P. J.; Sammakia, T.; Stengel, P. J. "Synthesis of Methyl-1-(tert-butoxycarbonylamino)-2-vinylcyclopropanecarboxylate via a Hofmann Rearrangement Utilizing Trichloroisocyanuric Acid as an Oxidant"J. Org. Chem.201176, 277–280. DOI:10.1021/jo101504e

Graph 2

Mai, C.-K.; Sammons, M. F.; Sammakia, T. "α-Arylation of 3-Aryloxindoles" Org. Lett. 201012, 2306. DOI:10.1021/ol100666v

Graph 3

Mai, C.-K.; Sammons, M. F.; Sammakia, T. "A Concise Formal Synthesis of Diazonamide A by the Stereoselective Construciton of the C10 Quaternary Center" Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201049, 2397. DOI:10.1002/anie.200906318 (Highlighted by: Synfacts20106, 622. Most Accessed Arcticle in March, 2010.)


Abramite, J. A.; Sammakia, T. "Application of the Intramolecular Vinylogous Yamamoto Aldol Reaction to the Synthesis of Macrolides " Org. Lett. 20079, 2103. DOI: 10.1021/ ol0704901

Graph 4

Mitton-Fry, M. J.; Cullen, A. J.; Sammakia, T. "The Total Synthesis of the Oxopolyene Macrolide RK-397"Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 200746, 1066. DOI: 10.1002/anie.200602601

Graph 5

Seiwert, S. D.; Blatt, L. M.; Andrews, S. W.; Martin, P.; Schumacher, A.; Barnett, B. R.; Eary, T. C.; Kaus, R.; Kercher, T.; Liu, W.; Lyon, M.; Nichols, P.; Wang, B.; Sammakia, T.; Kennedy, A.; Jiang, Y. "Novel Macrocyclic Inhibitors of Hepatitis C Virus Replication" International Patent WO 2007/015824 A2

Graph 6

Sammakia, T.; Abramite, J. A.; Sammons, M. F. "Enamines" In Science of Synthesis, Trost, B. M., Molander, G. A., Eds.; Theime: Stuttgart, Germany, 2006; Vol. 33, pp 405-442.

Zhang, Y.; Sammakia, T. "Double Diastereoselective Acetate Aldol Reactions with Chiral N-Acetyl Thiazolidinethione Reagents" J. Org. Chem. 200671, 6262. DOI: 10.1021/jo0605694

Notte, G. T.; Sammakia, T. "Kinetic Resolution of Protected a-Amino Acid Derivatives by a Chiral O-Nucleophilic Acyl Transfer Catalyst" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006128, 4230. DOI: 10.1021/ja058010t

Notte, G. T.; Sammakia, T. "Kinetic Resolution of a-Acetoxy N-Acyl Oxazolidinethiones by a Chiral O-Nucleophilic Acyl Transfer Catalyst" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005127,13502. DOI: 10.1021/ja053743z

Sammakia, T.; Johns, D. M.; Kim, G.; Berliner, M. A. "Remote Asymmetric Induction in an Intramolecular Ionic Diels-Alder Reaction: Application to the Total Synthesis of (+)-Dihydrocompactin" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005127, 6504. DOI: 10.1021/ja043506g

Sammakia, T.; Stangeland, E. L.; Whitcomb, M. C. "Remote Functionalization of Pyridine Rings via the Halogen Dance Reaction: Application to the Total Synthesis of Caerulomycin and WS75624 B" In "Strategies and Tactics in Organic Synthesis" Academic Press: New York, 2005; Vol 6, pp 415-436.

Zhang, Y.; Sammakia, T. "Synthesis of a New N-Acetyl Thiazolidinethione Reagent and Its Application to a Highly Selective Asymmetric Acetate Aldol Reaction" Org Lett. 20046, 3139. DOI: 10.1021/ol048810t

Cullen, A. J.; Sammakia, T. "Highly Selective Reduction of Acyclic b-Alkoxy Ketones to Protected syn-1,3-Diols"Org. Lett. 20046, 3143. DOI: 10.1021/ol048801k

Zhang, Y.; Phillips, A. J.; Sammakia, T. "Highly Selective Asymmetric Acetate Aldol Reactions of an N-Acetyl Thiazolidinethione Reagent" Org. Lett. 20046, 23. DOI: 10.1021/ol036020y

Stangeland, E. L.; Sammakia, T. "Use of Thiazoles in the Halogen Dance Reaction: Application to the Total Synthesis of WS75624 B" J. Org. Chem. 200469, 2381. DOI: 10.1021/jo0351217

Wayman, K. A.; Sammakia, T. "O-Nucleophilic Amino-Alcohol Acyl-Transfer Catalysts: the Effect of Acidity of the Hydroxyl Group on the Activity of the Catalyst" Org. Lett. 20035, 4105. DOI: 10.1021/ol035510n

Sammakia, T.; Stangeland, E. L.; Whitcomb, M. C. "Total Synthesis of Caerulomycin C via the Halogen Dance Reaction" Org. Lett. 20024, 2385. DOI: 10.1021/ol026135m.

Sammakia, T.; Hurley, T. B. "Enhanced Selectivities for the Hydroxyl-Directed Methanolysis of Esters Using the 2-Acyl-4-Aminopyridine Class of Acyl Transfer Catalysts: Ketones as Binding Sites" J. Org. Chem. 200065, 974. DOI: 10.1021/jo991202k

Sammakia, T.; Hurley, T. B. "Studies of the Mechanism of Action of 2-Formyl-4-pyrrolidinopyridine (FPP): Evidence for General Base Catalysis" J. Org. Chem. 199964, 4652. DOI: 10.1021/jo982281n

Sammakia, T.; Jacobs, J. S. "Picolinic Acid as a Partner in the Mitsunobu Reaction and Subsequent Hydrolysis of Picolinate Esters Under Essentially Neutral Conditions with Copper Acetate in Methanol" Tetrahedron Lett.199940, 2685. DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(99)00332-9

Stangeland, E. L.; Sammakia, T. "New Chiral Ligands for the Asymmetric Copper Catalyzed Conjugate Additions of Grignard Reagents to Enones" Tetrahedron 199753, 16503. DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4020(97)01031-4

Sammakia, T.; Stangeland, E. L. "Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation with Ruthenium Complexes of Chiral Ferrocenyl Oxazolines" J. Org. Chem. 199762, 6104. DOI: 10.1021/jo9711044

Sammond, D. M.; Sammakia, T. "A Mild Synthesis of Furans from g-Hydroxy-a,b-Unsaturated Ketones"Tetrahedron Lett. 199637, 6065. DOI: 10.1016/0040-4039(96)01316-0

Sammakia, T.; Hurley, T. B. "2-Formyl-4-pyrrolidinopyridine (FPP): A New Catalyst for the Hydroxyl-Directed Methanolysis of Esters" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1996118, 8967. DOI: 10.1021/ja9613623

Sammakia, T.; Hurley, T. B.; Sammond, D. M.; Smith, R. S.; Sobolov, S. B.; Oschger, T. R. "Dihydroxylation and Oxidative Cleavage of Olefins in the Presence of Sulfur" Tetrahedron Lett. 199626, 4427. DOI: 10.1016/0040-4039(96)00879-9

Sammakia, T.; Latham, H. A. "On the Mechanism of Oxazoline-Directed Metallations: Evidence for Nitrogen-Directed Metallation" J. Org. Chem. 199661, 1629. DOI: 10.1021/ jo951556l

Sammakia, T.; Berliner, M. A. "Asymmetric Diels-Alder Reactions via Cyclic Vinyl-Oxocarbenium Ions" J. Org. Chem. 199560, 6652. DOI: 10.1021/jo00102a006

Sammakia, T; Latham, H. A. "On the Use of Ferrocenyl Cations as Chiral Lewis Acids: Evidence for Protic Acid Catalysis" Tetrahedron Lett. 199536, 6867. DOI: 10.1016/0040-4039(95)01440-S

Sammakia, T.; Latham, H. A. "Ligand Effects on the Stereochemistry of the Metalation of Chiral Ferrocenyloxazolines" J. Org. Chem. 199560, 6002. DOI: 10.1021/jo00124a003.

Sammakia, T.; Latham, H. A.; Schaad, D. R. "Highly Diastereoselective Ortho Lithiations of Chiral Oxazoline Substituted Ferrocenes" J. Org. Chem. 199560, 10. DOI: 10.1021/jo00106a005