Christie Morrill

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Functionalized vinyl pinacol boronates suitable for Suzuki cross-coupling reactions are synthesized using ruthenium-catalyzed olefin cross-metathesis of 1-propenyl pinacol boronate and various alkenes, including functionalized and 1,1-disubstituted alkenes. The resultant boronate cross products are stereoselectively transformed into predominantly Z-vinyl(More)
Shortly after removal of an engorged tick from the left ear, a 4-year-old Greyhound was referred for evaluation of fever and a rapidly enlarging mass in the region of the left submandibular lymph node. Histopathologic evaluation of the lymph node resulted in a diagnosis of severe granulomatous lymphadenitis. An 11-year-old mixed-breed dog was referred for(More)
A novel, potent, and orally bioavailable inhibitor of hepatitis C RNA replication targeting NS4B, compound 4t (PTC725), has been identified through chemical optimization of the 6-(indol-2-yl)pyridine-3-sulfonamide 2 to improve DMPK and safety properties. The focus of the SAR investigations has been to identify the optimal combination of substituents at the(More)
The scope of the triphenylsilyl perrhennate (O3ReOSiPh3, 1) catalyzed 1,3-isomerization of allylic alcohols has been thoroughly explored. It was found to be effective for a wide variety of secondary and tertiary allylic alcohol substrates bearing aryl, alkyl, and cyano substituents. Two general reaction types were found which gave high levels of product(More)
Two reaction strategies are developed to promote the highly selective 1,3-isomerization of a variety of allylic alcohols using O3ReOSiPh3 as a catalyst. The first strategy utilizes substrates whose 1,3-regioisomer contains a conjugated alkene, which relies on thermodynamics to obtain high selectivity. The second strategy employs(More)
A novel series of 6-(indol-2-yl)pyridine-3-sulfonamides was prepared and evaluated for their ability to inhibit HCV RNA replication in the HCV replicon cell culture assay. Preliminary optimization of this series furnished compounds with low nanomolar potency against the HCV genotype 1b replicon. Among these, compound 8c has identified as a potent HCV(More)
Strategies for carrying out the reaction of 4,6-dichloropyrimidine-5-carboxaldehyde with various hydrazines to generate 1-substituted 4-chloropyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidines in a selective and high-yielding manner are presented. For aromatic hydrazines, the reaction is performed in the absence of an external base, which promotes exclusive hydrazone formation.(More)
[reaction: see text] The selective ring opening cross metathesis of 1,5-cyclooctadiene and trisubstituted cycloolefins with acroyl species is described. The ring-opened products contain electronically differentiated olefins suitable for additional metathesis reactions. Trisubstituted cycloolefins open regioselectively, placing the acroyl cap on the(More)
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