Sammi Tsegay

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Silver acetylides and organic azides react under copper(I) catalysis to afford 1,4-disubstituted 1,2,3-triazoles. Mechanistic studies implicate a process involving transmetallation to copper acetylides prior to cycloaddition. This work demonstrates that silver acetylides serve as suitable precursors for entry into copper-mediated coupling reactions. This(More)
We report the widespread occurrence of structurally diverse oleuropeyl glucose esters, including the new diester eucaglobulin B, localized specifically to the essential oil secretory cavities of myrtaceous species. Clear taxonomic patterns in the composition of cavity extracts within the genus Eucalyptus are shown with species from subgenus Symphyomyrtus(More)
A library of spirooxindoles containing varied elements of structural and stereochemical diversity has been constructed via a three step, one pot nitrile hydrozirconation-acylation-cyclization reaction sequence from common acyclic indole intermediates. The resulting library was evaluated for novelty through comparison with MLSMR and Maybridge compound(More)
Glycosyl fluorides can be synthesized from thio-, seleno-, and telluroglycosides and glycosyl sulfoxides using the aminodifluorosulfinium tetrafluoroborate reagents Xtalfluor-E and -M, with or without added N-bromosuccinimide. Mechanistic studies provide evidence that fluoride is delivered from the tetrafluoroborate counterion.
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