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 of Olefins.” SCIENCE, 2014, Vol 343, no. 6166, p 61-65 (Link) This work has been highlighted as a Science Perspective as well as in C&EN News and In the Pipeline.

    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. (Accepted)
    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.
    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).
    Gong-Qiang, Li; 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. This article was featured in Chemical and Engineering News on May 27th, 2013; C&EN Vol 91, Issue 21, p. 40.
    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 (DOI:10.1021/ja400897u). This article is featured on Cover of the May 15th 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS). It was also featured in the May 15th, 2013 JACS Spotlights: JACS 2013, 135, 7081-7081 ( as well as in SYNFACTS 2013, 9(8), 0879 (DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1339407).
    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. 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).
    1. Corey, E.J. and Kürti, László Enantioselective Chemical Synthesis (Elsevier/Academic Press) 2013
    2. Kürti, László; Blewett, Megan M. and Corey, E.J. "The Origin of Enantioselectivity in the Jacobsen Epoxidation of Olefins." Org. Lett. 2009, ASAP. [PDF]
    3. Barbara Czakó, 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. [PDF]
    4. 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. [PDF]
    5. 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. [PDF]
    6. Corey, E.J., Czakó, Barbara and Kürti, László Molecules and Medicine, John Wiley and Sons Inc., New York, 2007. []
    1. 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. [PDF]
    2. 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. [PDF]
    3. 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. [PDF]
    4. 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. [PDF]
    5. 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. [PDF]
    6. 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. [PDF]
    7. Kürti, László and Czakó, Barbara Strategic Applications of Named Reactions in Organic Synthesis,Academic Press/Elsevier Science: Amsterdam 2005. Foreword by Professor E.J. Corey and Introduction by Professor K.C. Nicolaou. []
    8. Kürti, László; Papagiannopoulou, Dioni; Papadopoulos, Minas; Pirmettis, Ioannis; Raptopoulou, Catherine P.; Terzis, Aris; Chiotellis, Efstratios; Harmata, Michael; Kuntz, Robert R.; Pandurangi, Raghoottama S. "Synthesis and Characterization of Novel 99gTc(V) and Re(V) Complexes with Water-Soluble Tetraaza Diamido Dipyridino Ligands: Single-Crystal X-ray Structural Investigations of Mono- and Dinuclear Complexes." Inorg. Chem.  200342,  2960-2967. [PDF]
    9. 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. [PDF]
    10. 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. [PDF]
    1. Juhász, László; Kürti, László; Antus, Sándor. "Simple Synthesis of Benzofuranoid Neolignans from Myristica fragrans." J. Nat. Prod.  20063, 866-870. [PDF]
    2. 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. [PDF]
    3. 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. [PDF]
    4. Harmata, Michael; Shao, Lixin; Kürti, László; Abeywardane, Asitha. "[4+3] Cycloaddition reactions of halogen-substituted cyclohexenyl oxyallylic cations." Tetrahedron Lett.  199940, 1075-1078. [PDF]