Jimin Park, Jacob S. Maier, Caria Evans, Marta Hatzell, Stefan France, Carsten Sievers*, and Andreas S. Bommarius*. One-Pot Mechanochemical Hydrogenation and Acetylation of 4-Nitrophenol to 4-Aminophenol and Paracetamol. Green Chemistry 2024, accepted for publication.


Caria Evans, William J. Berkey, Christopher W. Jones, and Stefan France. Zr-Catalyzed Synthesis of Tetrasubstituted 1,3-Diacylpyrroles from N-Acyl alpha-Aminoaldehydes and 1,3-Dicarbonyls. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2023, 88, 8915.

Yuchen Wang, Masayuke Takeuchi, Siyuan Wang, Sergey Nizkorodov, Stefan France , Gamze Eriş, and Nga L. Ng*. Photolysis of gas-phase atmospherically relevant monoterpene-derived organic nitrates. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2023, 127, 987.


Shaoren Yuan, Gabriel Guerra Faura, Hailey E. Areheart, Natalie E. Peulen, and Stefan France*. Lewis Acid-catalyzed 2,3-Dihydrofuran Acetal Ring-Opening Benzannulations Toward Functionalized 1-Hydroxycarbazoles. Molecules 2022, 27, 8344.

Paola L. Marquez-Gomez, Nicholas S. Kruyer, Sara L. Eisen, Rebecca L. Howie, Lily R. Torp, Elizabeth V. Jones, Stefan France, and Pamela Peralta-Yahya*. Discovery of 8-hydroxyquinoline as a histamine receptor 2 GPCR blocker scaffold. ACS Synthetic Biology 2022, 11, 2820-2929.

Doris Chen, Elizabeth V. Jones, Corey W. Williams, Tan-Khang N,. Huynh, Tristan C. McPhail, and Stefan France.* Chemistry- A European Journal 2022, e202201368. doi:10.1002/chem.202201368.

Shaoren Yuan, Eric J. McLaren, and Stefan France.* Rh(II)-catalyzed Intermolecular Benzylic C(sp3)-H Alkylation of Methyl-substituted Arenes by N-Aryl-α-diazo-β-amidoesters. ChemCatChem 2022, e202101977.

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Nima Ronaghi, Elizabeth V. Jones, Hyun June Moon, Sang Jae Park, Christopher W. Jones,* and Stefan France.* Selective Conversion of Malononitrile and Unprotected Carbohydrates to Bicyclic Polyhydroxalkyl Dihydrofurans using Magnesium Oxide as a Recyclable Catalyst. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2022, 10, 5966-5975.

Gabriel Guerra Faura, Bocheng Wu, Adegboyega K. Oyelere,* and Stefan France.* Synthetic methodology-enabled discovery of a tunable indole template with selective COX-1 inhibition and anti-cancer activities. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 2022, 116633.


Ariel N. Parker and Stefan France.* Completion of the Set: Synthesis of the (6,X’)-Flubromazepam Positional Isomers as Standards for Forensic Analysis. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2021, 87, 813-822.

Yuchen Wang, Ivan R. Piletic, Masayuki Takeuchi, Tianchang Xu, Stefan France, Nga L. Ng.* Synthesis and hydrolysis of atmospherically relevant monoterpene-derived organic nitrates. Environmental Science & Technology 2021, 55, 14595-14606.

Nima Ronaghi, Danny Shade D, Hyun June Moon, Sean Najmi, Jacob W. Cleveland, Krista S. Walton, Stefan France,* Christopher W. Jones.* Modulation and Tuning of UiO-66 for Lewis acid Catalyzed Biomass Conversion: Catalysis of Unprotected Aldose Sugars to Polyhydroxyalkyl and C-Glycosyl Furans. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2021, 9, 11581-11595.

Gabriel Guerra Faura, Tena Nguyen, and Stefan France.* Catalyst-controlled Chemodivergent Reactions of 2-Pyrrolyl-a-diazo-b-ketoesters and Enol Ethers: Synthesis of 1,2-Dihydrofuran Acetals and Highly Substituted Indoles. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2021, 86, 10088-10104.


Elizabeth V. Jones, Doris Chen, Stephen W. Wright, John I. Trujillo, and Stefan France.* Elucidation of a Sequential Iminium Ion Cascade Reaction Triggered by a Silica-Promoted Aza-Peterson Reaction. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2020, 85, 15660-15666.

Nima Ronaghi, D. Fialho, Christopher W. Jones,* and Stefan France.* Conversion of Unprotected Aldose Sugars to Polyhydroxyalkyl and C-Glycosyl Furans via Zirconium Catalysis. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2020, 85, 15337-15346.

Meghan C. Benda and Stefan France.* Chiral Disulfonimides: A Versatile Template for Asymmetric Catalysis. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry 2020, 18, 7485-7513.

Doris Chen, Elizabeth V. Jones, Benjamin N. Rocke, Andrew C. Flick, Stephen W. Wright, John I. Trujillo, and Stefan France.* Efforts towards Rh(II)-catalyzed N-alkoxyazomethine ylide generation: Disparate reactivities of O-tethered a-diazo keto and -b-ketoester oximes. Tetrahedron 2020, 76: 131501.


Ariel N. Parker, M. Cynthia Martin, Raynold Shenje, and Stefan France.* Calcium-Catalyzed Formal [5+2] Cycloadditions of Alkylidene b-Ketoesters with Olefins: Chemodivergent Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Cyclohepta[b]indole Derivatives. Organic Letters 2019, 21, 7268-7273.

Theodora Nah,* Lu Xu, Kymberlee A. Osborne-Benthaus, S. Meghan White, Stefan France, Nga Lee Ng.* Mixing Order of Sulfate Aerosols and Isoprene Epoxydiols Affect Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation in Chamber Experiments. Atmospheric Environment 2019, 217, 15, 116953.

Evelyn S. Ligon, Jason Nawyn, Lonnie V. Jones, B. McKay Allred, Daniel V. Reinhardt, Jr,* and Stefan France.* Synthesis of Flubromazepam Positional Isomers for Forensic Analysis. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2019, 84, 10280-10291.

Brett D. McLarney, Steven Hanna, Djamaladdin G. Musaev,* and Stefan France.* A Predictive Model for the [Rh2(esp)2]-catalyzed Intermolecular C(sp3)-H Insertion of b-Carbonyl Ester Carbenes: Interplay Between Theory and Experiment. ACS Catalysis 2019, 9, 4526-4538.


George Ward, Charles L. Liotta,* Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy,* and Stefan France.* Base-Mediated Cascade Aldol Addition and Fragmentation Reactions of Dihydroxyfumaric Acid and Aromatic Aldehydes: Controlling Chemodivergence via Choice of Base, Solvent, and Substituents. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2018, 83, 14219-14233.


Matthew J. Sandridge, Corey W. Williams, and Stefan France.* a-Alkylidene-g-Butyrolactones Formation via Bi(OTf)3-Catalyzed, Dehydrative, Ring-Opening Cyclizations of Cyclopropyl Carbinols: Understanding Substituent Effects and Predicting E/Z Selectivity. Journal of Organic Chemistry2017, 82, 10883-10897.

M. Cynthia Martin, Matthew J. Sandridge, Corey W. Williams, Zola A. Francis, and Stefan France.* Dehydrative Nazarov-type Electrocyclizations of Alkenyl (Hetero)aryl Carbinols via Calcium Catalysis: Access to Cyclopenta[b]thiophenes and Indenes. Tetrahedron 2017, 73, 4093-4108.

Brett D. McLarney, Marchello A. Cavitt, Theodore D. Donnell, Djamaladdin G. Musaev,* and Stefan France.* Rh(II)-Catalyzed b-C(sp2)-H Alkylation of Enol Ethers, Enamides, and Enecarbamates with a-Diazo Dicarbonyl Compounds. Chemistry- A European Journal 2017, 23, 1129-1135.


Corey W. Williams, Raynold Shenje, and Stefan France.* Catalytic, Interrupted Formal Homo-Nazarov Cyclization with (Hetero)arenes: Access to a-(Hetero)aryl Cyclohexanones. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2016, 81, 8253-8267.

Matthew J. Sandridge and Stefan France.* Calcium-Catalyzed Dehydrative Ring-Opening Cyclizations of Cyclopropyl Carbinols. Organic Letters 2016, 18, 4218-4221.

Marchello A. Cavitt and Stefan France.* Al(III)-Catalyzed Homo-Nazarov-Type Ring-Opening Cyclizations Toward the Synthesis of 5,6,7,8-Tetrahydroindolizines. Synthesis 2016, 48, 1910-1919.

Joel Aponte-Guzman, Lien H.  Phun, Marchello A. Cavitt, J. Evans Taylor, Jr.; Jack C. Davy, and Stefan France.* Catalytic, Cascade Ring-Opening Benzannulations of 2,3-Dihydrofuran O,O- and N,O-Acetals. Chemistry- A European Journal 2016, 22, 10405-10409.


M. Cynthia Martin, Raynold Shenje, and Stefan France.* The Catalytic, Formal Homo-Nazarov Cyclization as a Template for Diversity-Oriented Synthesis. Israel Journal of Chemistry 2015, 56, 499-511.

Joel Aponte-Guzman, Raynold Shenje, Yong A. Huang, Wesley H. Woodham, Steven R.  Saunders, Sina M. Mostaghimi, Kyle R. Flack, Pamela Pollet,* Charles A. Eckert, Charles L. Liotta, and Stefan France.* A Tandem, Bicatalytic Continuous Flow Cyclopropanation-Homo-Nazarov-Type Cyclization. Industrial Engineering and Chemical Research 2015, 54, 9550-9558.


Raynold Shenje, Corey W. Williams, Kathryn M. Francois, and Stefan France.* Catalysis and chemodivergence in the interrupted, formal homo-Nazarov cyclization using allylsilanes. Organic Letters2014, 16, 6468-6471.

Raynold Shenje, M. Cynthia Martin, and Stefan France.* A catalytic diastereoselective formal [5+2] cycloaddition approach to azepino[1,2-a]indoles: putative donor-acceptor cyclobutanes as reactive intermediates. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2014, 53, 13907-13911.

Joel Aponte-Guzmán, J. Evans Taylor, Jr., Elayna Tillman, and Stefan France.* Catalytic, formal homo-Nazarov-type cyclizations of alkylidene cyclopropane-1,1-ketoesters: access to functionalized arenes and heteroaromatics. Organic Letters 2014, 16, 3788-3791.

M. Cynthia Martin, Dadasaheb V. Patil, and Stefan France.* Functionalized 4-carboxy- and 4-keto-2,3-dihydropyrroles via Ni(II)-catalyzed nucleophilic amine ring-opening cyclizations of cyclopropanes. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2014, 79, 3030-3039.

Susan D. Orwig, Pamela V. Chi, Yuhong Du, Shannon E. Hill, Marchello A. Cavitt, Amrithaa Suntharalingam, Katherine C. Turnage, Chad A. Dickey, S. France, Haian Fu, and Raquel L. Lieberman.* Ligands for glaucoma-associated myocilin discovered by a generic binding assay. ACS Chemical Biology 2014, 9, 517-25.

Marchello A. Cavitt, Lien H. Phun, and Stefan France.* Intramolecular donor-acceptor cyclopropane ring-opening cyclizations. Chemical Society Reviews 2014, 43, 804-18.


Dadasaheb V. Patil, Marchello A. Cavitt, Paul Grzybowski, and Stefan France.* A general intramolecular Friedel-Crafts approach to functionalized pyrrolo[3,2,1-ij]quinolin-4-ones. Chemical Communications 2012, 48, 10337-9.

Lien H. Phun, Joel Aponte-Guzman, and Stefan France.* (2012) Indium-catalyzed cycloisomerizations of cyclopropene-3,3-dicarbonyl compounds: efficient access to benzo-fused heteroaromatics and heterobiaryls. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2012, 51, 3198-202

Dadasaheb V. Patil, Marchello A. Cavitt, and Stefan France.* Diastereoselective Synthesis of (+/-)-Deethyleburnamonine Using a Catalytic Cyclopropane Ring-Opening/Friedel-Crafts Alkylation Strategy. Heterocycles 2012, 84, 1363.

Warrier P, Sathyanarayana A, Patil DV#, France S, Joshi Y, Teja AS*. Novel Heat Transfer Fluids for Direct Immersion Phase Change Cooling of Electronic Systems. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 2012; 55, 3379.

Lien H. Phun, Joel Aponte-Guzman, and Stefan France.* Acid-catalyzed isomerizations of cyclopropenes. Synlett 2012, 23, 2723.