Kim L. Jensen

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The past few decades have witnessed some of the most important and revolutionizing advances in the field of asymmetric catalysis. Chemists no longer rely solely on natural sources as the starting point of their synthetic strategy, as in chiral pool or auxiliary-based synthesis. Instead, naturally occurring chiral motifs are selected and, either unchanged or(More)
beta(3)-Adrenoceptors(beta(3)-AR) are expressed by cholinergic myenteric neurons and beta(3)-AR agonists are effective in experimental models of diarrhea. Our aim was to explore the effects of a beta(3)-AR agonist, solabegron, on gastrointestinal transit, safety, bowel function, plasma somatostatin, and solabegron pharmacokinetics (PK) following single and(More)
BACKGROUND Alternative influenza vaccines and vaccine production forms are needed as the conventional protein vaccines do not induce broad cross-reactivity against drifted strains. Furthermore, fast vaccine production is especially important in a pandemic situation, and broader vaccine reactivity would diminish the need for frequent change in the vaccine(More)
A major driving force for the intriguing developments in the field of total synthesis over the past century is the proficiency with which biological systems transform simple starting materials into complex molecular frameworks. Although necessary issues such as selectivity and synthetic efficiency to construct intricate biological structures can be(More)
Two-stage utility maximization theory has been widely used in the literature to estimate import demand for agricultural commodities that are often inputs. This article examines the overlooked conceptual and empirical limitations of applying two-stage utility maximization theory to model the demand for imported commodities that are inputs. A discussion is(More)
An enantioselective synthesis of γ-nitroesters by a one-pot asymmetric Michael addition/oxidative esterification of α,β-unsaturated aldehydes is presented. The procedure is based on merging the enantioselective organocatalytic nitroalkane addition with an N-bromosuccinimide-based oxidation. The γ-nitroesters are obtained in good yields and(More)
A simple, direct one-pot organocatalytic approach to the formation of optically active propargylic fluorides is presented. The approach is based on organocatalytic alpha-fluorination of aldehydes and trapping and homologation of the intermediate providing optically active propargylic fluorides in good yields and enantioselectivities up to 99% ee. The(More)
Nickel(0) catalysts have proven to be powerful tools for multicomponent coupling reactions in our laboratories over the past 15 years. This interest was originally sparked by the ubiquity of allylic alcohol motifs in natural products, such as (-)-terpestacin, which we envisioned assembling by the coupling of two π components (alkyne and aldehyde) with(More)
In this communication, we report a straightforward synthesis of enantiomerically pure 2-alkyl azetidines. The protocol is based on a highly regioselective nickel-catalyzed cross-coupling of aliphatic organozinc reagents with an aziridine that features a tethered thiophenyl group. Activation by methylation transforms the sulfide into an excellent leaving(More)