Mark A Hatcher

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Deltanoids are the class of compounds comprising all natural and synthetic vitamin D molecules. The anti-proliferative, pro-differentiation, and pro-apoptotic properties of deltanoids have garnered interest in the fields of cancer chemoprevention and chemotherapy. The naturally occurring, biologically active form of vitamin D, 1,25(OH)2D3, causes(More)
High throughput screening enabled the development of a Cu-based catalyst system for the asymmetric hydrogenation of prochiral aryl and heteroaryl ketones that operates at H2 pressures as low as 5 bar. A ligand combination of (R,S)-N-Me-3,5-xylyl-BoPhoz and tris(3,5-xylyl)phosphine provided benzylic alcohols in good yields and enantioselectivities. The(More)
[reaction: see text] In only four steps from 2-cyclopentenone and 2-cyclohexenone, sequential three- or four-atom and then one- to three-atom ring enlargements produce nine- to 12-membered hydroxyolefinic lactones on a gram scale. 2-Cyclopentenone undergoes this serial 5 + 3 + 2 process to form 10-membered ring natural (-)-phoracantholide-J in six linear(More)
A series 5-8 of 1- and 3-CH(2)OH 19-nor analogs of the hormone calcitriol (1) has been prepared. Surprisingly, 19-nor 1alpha-CH(2)OH analog 5a is more antiproliferative at 100 nM concentration than the corresponding regioisomeric analog 6a with the natural 1alpha-OH group, and 1alpha-CH(2)OH hybrid analog 7a is similar in antiproliferative potency to(More)
A robust convergent synthesis of the prodrugs of HCV replicase inhibitors 1-5 is described. The central 5H-imidazo[4,5-d]pyridazine core was formed from acid-catalyzed cyclocondensation of an imidazole-4,5-dicarbaldehyde (20) and a α-hydrazino ester, generated in situ from the bis-BOC-protected precursors 25 and 33. The acidic conditions not only released(More)
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