28. Juha H. Siitonen, Padmanabha, V. Kattamuri, Muhammed Yousufuddin, László Kürti “Arylboronic Acid-Catalyzed C-Allylation of Unprotected Oximes”, ChemRxiv, pre-print. (link).

27. Urmibhusan Bhakta, Padmanabha V. Kattamuri, Juha H. Siitonen, Lawrence B. Alemany, Lászlo Kürti “Highly Enantioselective Catalytic Allylboration of Ketiminoesters: Practical and Scalable Synthesis of α-Fully-Substituted Amino Esters” ChemRxiv, pre-print. (link)

26. Nicole Erin Behnke, Kaitlyn Lovato, Muhammed Yousufuddin, László Kürti “Ti‐Mediated Synthesis of Spirocyclic NH‐Azetidines from Oxime Ethers” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, Accepted. (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201909151)

25. Shenci Lu, Shawn Voon Hwee Ng, Kaitlyn Lovato, Jun-Yang Ong, Si Bei Poh, Xiao Qian Ng, László Kürti, Yu Zhao “Practical access to axially chiral sulfonamides and biaryl amino phenols via organocatalytic atroposelective N-alkylation” Nat. Commun. 2019, 10, 3061. (10.1038/s41467-019-10940-4)

24. Zhe Zhou, László Kürti "Electrophilic Amination: An Update" Synlett, 2019, 30, 1525-1535. (DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1611861)

23. Padmanabha V. Kattamuri, Urmibushan Bhakta, Surached Siriwongsup, Doo-Hyun Kwon, Lawrence B. Alemany, Muhammed Yousufuddin, Daniel H. Ess, and László Kürti “Synthesis of Structurally Diverse 3-, 4-, 5- and 6-Membered Heterocycles from Diisopropyl Iminomalonates and Soft C-Nucleophiles” J. Org. Chem. 2019, 84, 7066-7099. (10.1021/acs.joc.9b00681)

22. Lirong Guo, Fengting Liu, Liying Wang, Hairui Yuan, Lei Feng, László Kürti, and Hongyin Gao “Cascade Approach to Highly Functionalized Biaryls by a Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution with Arylhydroxylamines” Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 2894-2898 (10.1021/acs.orglett.9b00927)

21. Zhe Zhou, Qing-Qing Cheng, and László Kürti "Aza-Rubottom Oxidation: Synthetic Access to Primary α-Aminoketones" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 2242-2246. (10.1021/jacs.8b13818)


20. Nicole Erin Behnke, Russell Kielawa, Doo-Hyun Kwon, Daniel H. Ess, and László Kürti "Direct Primary Amination of Alkylmetals with NH-Oxaziridine" Org. Lett. 2018, 8064-8068 (10.1021/acs.orglett.8b03734)


19. Kaitlyn Lovato, Lirong Guo, Qing-Long Xu, Fengting Liu, Muhammed Yousufuddin, Daniel H. Ess,* László Kürti,* and Hongyin Gao* "Transition Metal-Free Direct Dehydrogenative Arylation of Activated C(sp3)-H Bonds: Synthetic Ambit and DFT Reactivity Predictions" Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 7992-7999. (10.1039/C8SC02758G) Highlighted in Synfacts (link).



18.   Zhe Zhou, Nicole Erin Behnke, László Kürti, "Copper-Catalyzed Synthesis of Hindered Ethers from α-Bromo Carbonyl Compounds" Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 5452-5456. (10.1021/acs.orglett.8b02371).



17.  Padmanabha V. Kattamuri, Jun Yin, Surached Siriwongsup, Doo-Hyun Kwon, Daniel H. Ess, Qun Li, Guigen Li, Muhammed Yousufuddin, Paul F. Richardson, Scott C. Sutton, László Kürti, "Practical Singly and Doubly Electrophilic Aminating Agent: A New, More Sustainable Platform for Carbon-Nitrogen Bond Formation" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, (10.1021/jacs.7b05279). 

16.  Zhiwei Ma, Zhe Zhou, László Kürti, "Direct and Stereospecific Synthesis of N-H and N-Alkyl Aziridines from Unactivated Olefins Using Hydroxylamine-O-Sulfonic Acids" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, (10.1002/anie.201705530). 

15.    Zhe Zhou, Zhiwei Ma, Nicole Erin Behnke, Hongyin Gao, László Kürti, "Non-Deprotonative Primary and Secondary Amination of (Hetero)Arylmetals" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 115-118 (10.1021/jacs.6b12712). 


14.    Hongyin Gao, Zhe Zhou, Doo-Hyun Kwon, James Coombs, Steven Jones, Nicole Erin Behnke, Daniel H. Ess, László Kürti, "Rapid heteroatom transfer to arylmetals utilizing multifunctional reagent scaffolds." Nature Chemistry 2017, 9, 681-688. (DOI: 10.1038/NCHEM.2672). C&EN News of the Week

13.    Mahesh P. Paudyal, Adeniyi Michael Adebesin, Scott R. Burt, Daniel H. Ess, Zhiwei Ma, László Kürti, John R. Falck. "Dirhodium-catalyzed C-H arene amination using hydroxylamines." SCIENCE 2016, Vol 353, no 6304, p 1144-1147 (DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf8713). Highlighted by Synfacts

12.   Jin-Zheng Wang, Jin Zhou, Chang Xu, Hongbin Sun*, László Kürti*, and Qing-Long Xu*. “Symmetry in Cascade Chirality-Transfer Processes: A Catalytic Atroposelective Direct Arylation Approach to BINOL Derivatives.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 5202-5205 (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jacs.6b01458).

11.   Gao, Hongyin; Xu, Qing-Long; Keene, Craig; Yousufuddin, Muhammed; Ess, Daniel H. and Kürti, László*. "Practical Organocatalytic Synthesis of Functionalized Non-C2-Symmetrical Atropisomeric Biaryls.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 566-571 ( Hot Paper; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201508419/pdf).

10.   Kürti, László. “Streamlining Amine Synthesis” – A Perspective. SCIENCE 2015, Vol 348, no 6237, p864-865 (DOI:10.1126/science.aab2812).

9.   Gao, Hongyin; Xu, Qing-Long; Keene, Craig and Kürti, László*. "Scalable, Transition-Metal-Free Direct Oxime O-Arylation: Rapid Access to O-arylhydroxylamines and Substituted Benzo[b]furans.” Chemistry – A European Journal 2014, 20, 8883-8887 (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/chem.201403519/pdf).

8.   Wood, Ross M.; Patel, Darshan C.; Lim, Yeeun, Breitbach, Zachary S.; Gao, Hongyin; Keene, Craig; Li, Gongqiang; Kürti, László and Armstrong, Daniel W.* "Enantiomeric Separation of Biaryl Atropisomers Using Cyclofructan Based Chiral Stationary Phases.” Journal of Chromatography A 2014, 1357, 172-181 (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0021967314006700#)

7.   Gao, Hongyin; Xu, Qing-Long; Ess, Daniel H. and Kürti, László*. "Transition-Metal-Free, Low-Temperature Intramolecular Amination of Aromatic C-H Bonds: Rapid Synthesis of Fused Heterocycles.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 2701-2705 (Hot Paper; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201309973/pdf). This article was featured in SYNFACTS 2014, 10(4), 0351 (https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1055/s-0033-1341004).

6.   Jat, Jawahar L; Paudyal, Mahesh P.; Gao, Hongyin; Xu, Qing-Long; Yousufuddin, Muhammed.; Devarajan, Deepa; Ess, Daniel H*.; Kürti, László* and Falck, J.R.* ”Direct and Stereospecific Synthesis of Unprotected N-H and N-Me Aziridines from Olefins.” SCIENCE 2014, Vol 343, no 6166, p 61-65 (DOI:10.1126/science.1245727). This article was featured in Chemical and Engineering News on Jan 6th, 2014; C&EN Vol 92, Issue 1, p. 20-21 and in CHEMISTRY WORLD on Jan 9th, 2014; Title: “Simple route to add nitrogen to drugs”. It was highlighted as a SCIENCE Perspective. SCIENCE, 434, 33 (2014) in NATURE CHEMISTRY under the title “Protection not included” (Vol. 6, March 2014), Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.March 2014A Scalable Rhodium-Catalyzed Intermolecular Aziridination Reaction” and also in the blog “In the Pipeline” under the title “Easy Aziridines”.

5. Xu, Qing-Long; Gao, Hongyin; Ess, Daniel H. and Kürti, László*. "Aerobic, Transition-Metal-Free, Direct and Regiospecific Mono-a-Arylation of Ketones: Synthetic Studies and Mechanism by DFT Calculations.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 14048-14051 (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ja4074563).

4. Keene, Craig and Kürti, László*. "Regiospecific Synthesis of Novel Cyclic Nitrostyrenes and 3-Substituted-2-Nitronaphthalenes.” Synthesis 2013, 45(13), 1719-1729 (DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1338867); Feature Article, Special Issue Dedicated to the 60th Birthday of Professor Scott Denmark (Jul-Aug 2013).

3.  Li, Gong-Qiang; Gao, Hongyin; Keene, Craig; Devonas, Michael; Ess, Daniel H. and Kürti, László*. "Organocatalytic Aryl-Aryl Bond-Formation: An Atroposelective [3,3]-Rearrangement Approach to BINAM Derivatrives.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 7414-7417 (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ja401709k). This article was featured in Chem. & Eng. News on May 27th, 2013; C&EN Vol 91, Issue 21, page 40 as well as in SYNFACTS 2013, 9(9),1014 (https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1055/s-0033-1339626).

2.  Gao, Hongyin; Ess, D.E.; Yousufuddin, M. and Kürti, László*. "Transition-Metal-Free Direct Arylation: Synthesis of Halogenated 2-Amino-2’-Hydroxy-1,1’-Biaryls and Mechanism by DFT Calculations.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 7086-7089 (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ja400897u). This article is featured on Cover of the May 15th 2013 issue of the J. Am. Chem. Soc.  (JACS). It was also featured in the May 15th, 2013 JACS Spotlights: JACS 2013, 135, 7081-7081 (dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja404575r) as well as in SYNFACTS 2013, 9(8), 0879 (DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1339407).

1.  Zhu, Chen; Li, Gongqiang; Ess, Daniel H., Falck, J.R. and Kürti, László*. "Elusive Metal-Free Primary Amination of Arylboronic Acids: Synthetic Studies and Mechanism by Density Functional Theory.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 18253-18256 (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ja309637r). This article was featured in Chemical and Engineering News on November 5th, 2012, p. 31. It was also Highlighted in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, April 2013 (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201300382).

Postdoctoral and Graduate Work

1.   Kürti, László; Blewett, Megan M. and Corey, E.J. "The Origin of Enantioselectivity in the Jacobsen Epoxidation of Olefins." Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 4592-4595.

2.   Czakó, Barbara; Kürti, László, Mammoto, Akiko, Ingber, Donald and Corey, E.J. "Discovery of Potent and Practical Antiangiogenic Agents Inspired by Cortistatin A." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 9014-9019.

3.   Kürti, László; Czakó, Barbara and Corey, E.J. "A Short, Scalable Synthesis of the Carbocyclic Core of the Anti-Angiogenic Cortistatins from (+)-Estrone by B-Ring Expansion." Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 5247-5250.

4.      Kürti, László; Chein, Rong-Jie and Corey, E. J. "Conformational Energetics of Cationic Backbone Rearrangements in Triterpenoid Biosynthesis Provide an Insight into Enzymatic Control of Product." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 9031-9036.

5.     Smith, Amos B., III; Kürti, László; Davulcu, Akin H.; Cho, Young-Shin; Ohmoto, Kazuyuki. "Indole Diterpene Synthetic Studies: Development of a Second Generation Synthetic Strategy for (+)-Nodulisporic Acids A and B." J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72, 4611-4620.

6.     Smith, Amos B., III; Davulcu, Akin H.; Cho, Young Shin; Kürti, László; Ishiyama, Haruaki. "Indole Diterpene Synthetic Studies. Total Synthesis of (+)-Nodulisporic Acid F and Construction of the Heptacyclic Cores of (+)-Nodulisporic Acids A and B and (-)-Nodulisporic Acid D." J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72, 4596-4610.

7.    Smith, Amos B., III; Kürti, László; Davulcu, Akin H.; Cho, Young-Shin. "Development of a Scalable Synthesis of a Common Eastern Tricyclic Lactone for Construction of the Nodulisporic Acids." Org. Process Res. Dev. 2007, 11, 19-24.

8.    Smith, Amos B., III; Kürti, László; Davulcu, Akin H. "A New Modular Indole Synthesis. Construction of the Highly Strained CDEF Parent Tetracycle of Nodulisporic Acids A and B." Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 2167-2170.

9.   Smith, Amos B., III; Davulcu, Akin H.; Kürti, László. "Indole Diterpenoid Synthetic Studies. Construction of the Heptacyclic Core of (-)-Nodulisporic Acid D." Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 1669-1672.

10.     Smith, Amos B., III; Davulcu, Akin H.; Kürti, László. "Indole Diterpenoid Synthetic Studies. The Total Synthesis of (+)-Nodulisporic Acid F." Org. Lett. (2006), 8, 1665-1668.

11.         Harmata, Michael; Bohnert, Gary; Kürti, László; Barnes, Charles L. "Intramolecular 4+3 cycloadditions. A cyclohexenyl cation, its halogenated congener and a quasi-Favorskii rearrangement." Tetrahedron Lett. 2002, 43, 2347-2349.

12.  Harmata, Michael; Barnes, Charles L.; Brackley, James; Bohnert, Gary; Kirchhoefer, Patrick; Kürti, László; Rashatasakhon, Paitoon. "Generation of Cyclopentadienones from 2-Bromocyclopentenones." J. Org. Chem. 2001, 66, 5232-5236.

13.        Juhász, László; Kürti, László; Antus, Sándor. "Simple Synthesis of Benzofuranoid Neolignans from Myristica fragrans." J. Nat. Prod.  200063, 866-870.

14.     Kürti, László; Szilágyi, László; Antus, Sándor; Nógrádi, Mihály. "Oxidation of 2-methoxyphenols with a hypervalent iodine reagent. Improved synthesis of asatone and demethoxyasatone." Eur. J. Org. Chem.  1999, 10, 2579-2581.

15.    Kürti, László; Herczegh, Pál; Visy, Júlia; Simonyi, Miklós; Antus, Sándor; Pelter, Andrew. "New insights into the mechanism of phenolic oxidation with phenyliodonium(III) reagents." J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1 1999, 4, 379-380.

16.    Harmata, Michael; Shao, Lixin; Kürti, László; Abeywardane, Asitha. "[4+3] Cycloaddition reactions of halogen-substituted cyclohexenyl oxyallylic cations." Tetrahedron Lett.  199940, 1075-1078.