Matthew K Renner

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A marine fungal isolate, tentatively identified as Fusarium heterosporum, has been found to produce a series of structurally novel sesterterpene polyols, the mangicols A-G (4-10). The structures of the new compounds, including the stereochemistry of mangicol A, were assigned by interpretation of spectral data derived from both natural products and synthetic(More)
[structure: see text] The stereoselectivity of N-methylputrescine (3) oxidation to pyrrolinium ion 4 in Erythroxylum coca during cocaine (1) biosynthesis was studied. The remote isotope method was used to advantage. Each enantiomer of 4-monodeuterated N-methylputrescine served as a precursor for plant feeding. To facilitate mass-spectrometric analysis of(More)
The relative magnitudes of the chemical shift differences (Deltadeltas) in the two diastereomers of menthyl esters of known chiral derivatizing agents (CDAs) were compared to those of the alpha-methoxy-alpha-trifluoromethyl-1-naphthylacetyl (MTN((1))A) analogues I. Discrimination of the terminal diastereotopic methyl resonances in esters of the homologous,(More)
Asymmetric aldol reactions were conducted with the titanium enolate of N(3)-hydrocinnamoyl-3,4,5,6-tetrahydro-2H-1,3,4-oxadiazin-2-one to afford aldol adducts 5a-j. The dominant product of the asymmetric aldol reaction was the non-Evans syn adduct as determined by (1)H NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. When evaluating the (1)H NMR spectra of(More)
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