Patrick H. Willoughby

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Arynes (aromatic systems containing, formally, a carbon-carbon triple bond) are among the most versatile of all reactive intermediates in organic chemistry. They can be 'trapped' to give products that are used as pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, dyes, polymers and other fine chemicals. Here we explore a strategy that unites the de novo generation of(More)
This protocol is intended to provide chemists who discover or make new organic compounds with a valuable tool for validating the structural assignments of those new chemical entities. Experimental ¹H and/or ¹³C NMR spectral data and its proper interpretation for the compound of interest is required as a starting point. The approach involves the following(More)
The removal of two vicinal hydrogen atoms from an alkane to produce an alkene is a challenge for synthetic chemists. In nature, desaturases and acetylenases are adept at achieving this essential oxidative functionalization reaction, for example during the biosynthesis of unsaturated fatty acids, eicosanoids, gibberellins and carotenoids. Alkane-to-alkene(More)
The newest therapy for cerebral aneurysm is the Guglielmi detachable coil (GDC). The authors describe the anesthetic management of two patients with intraoperative subarachnoid hemorrhage during Guglielmi coil placement. Various treatments for intraoperative hemorrhage are discussed, as are other common complications that can occur during placement of(More)
The hexadehydro-Diels-Alder (HDDA) cascade enables the synthesis of complex benzenoid products with various substitution patterns through aryne intermediates. The first stage of this cascade involves the generation of a highly reactive ortho-benzyne intermediate by a net [4+2] cycloisomerization of a triyne substrate. The benzyne can be rapidly 'trapped'(More)
N-Acyl-2-oxazolidinones are ring-opened by lithium iodide and decarboxylated in the presence of a mild proton source. Further reaction with an amine base provides 2-oxazolines. The transformation is general for oxazolidinones unsubstituted in the 5 position and occurs under mild conditions (25-50 degrees C). These results complement the existing methods for(More)
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