Jeffrey P Stonehouse

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The use of pulsed field gradients in multiple-pulse NMR experiments has many advantages, including the possibility of obtaining excellent water suppression without the need for selective presaturation. In such gradient experiments the water magnetization is dephased deliberately; exchange between the saturated protons of the solvent water and the NH protons(More)
A kinetic template-guided tethering (KTGT) strategy has been developed for the site-directed discovery of fragments that bind to defined protein surfaces, where acrylamide-modified fragments can be irreversibly captured in a protein-templated conjugate addition reaction. Herein, an efficient and facile method is reported for the preparation of acrylamide(More)
The highly diastereoselective conjugate additions of the novel lithium amide reagents lithium (R)-N-(3-chloropropyl)-N-(α-methylbenzyl)amide and lithium (R)-N-(3-chloropropyl)-N-(α-methyl-p-methoxybenzyl)amide to α,β-unsaturated esters were used as the key steps in syntheses of the homalium alkaloids (-)-(S,S)-homaline and (-)-(R,R)-hopromine. The(More)
The problems associated with solvent suppression in jump-return NOESY spectra and in particular the difficulties experienced with using short mixing times are examined. It is shown that the degree of water suppression depends critically on the extent of radiation damping of the water magnetisation during the mixing time of the NOESY sequence. A new(More)
A practical and pragmatic method is demonstrated that aligns lead-like properties with compound diversity for the picking of compounds to synthesise from large virtual libraries. Methods are highlighted for decreasing synthetic attrition through the prior filtration of reagents sets grouped by reaction type. Also disclosed are protocols that use a(More)
The conjugate addition of lithium (R)-N-(3-chloropropyl)-N-(α-methylbenzyl)amide to α,β-unsaturated esters was used as the key step in the syntheses of all possible diastereoisomers of the homalium alkaloids hoprominol and hopromalinol. Comparison of the specific rotation data for these synthetic samples with those of samples isolated from the natural(More)
Antagonism of the chemokine receptor CXCR2 has been proposed as a strategy for the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. Earlier series of bicyclic CXCR2 antagonists discovered at AstraZeneca were shown to have low solubility and poor oral bioavailability. In this Letter we describe the(More)
An enantioselective synthesis of rhizoxin D, isolated from the plant pathogenic fungus Rhizopus chinensis, is described. The overall strategy is based on elaboration of the delta-lactone-substituted vinyl stannane and the phosphonate-substituted vinyl iodide, followed by their coupling to the core 16-membered macrolide via a sequential intermolecular(More)
The development of a stereoselective total synthesis of β-dihydroagarofuran 4 is described. This compound contains the same oxygenation pattern on its 'lower-rim' as found in the natural sesquiterpene (-)-euonyminol (1) and it is expected that the route described should be applicable to the synthesis of that complex natural product. (-)-Euonyminol is found(More)
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