Stephen Waters

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[reaction: see text] Computer-aided design protocols to identify new chiral ligands for reactions proceeding through well-defined transition states are outlined. Ligand families are discovered via computational screening of large structural databases such as the Cambridge Structural Database. Using this method, a novel cis-decalin ligand has been identified(More)
A convergent, stereocontrolled route to either antipode of the cell adhesion inhibitor, peribysin E, has been achieved from carvone. Highlights of the synthesis include a Diels-Alder reaction to generate a cis-decalin framework, followed by semipinacol-type ring contraction to secure the stereochemistry of the C7 quaternary center. Potential mechanistic(More)
Kanamycin and streptomycin are both aminoglycoside antibiotics that bind to the 30S ribosomal subunit and inhibit protein translation. Kanamycin may have potential secondary targets in Escherichia coli other than the protein synthesis machinery. The aim of this study was to find evidence against the existence of secondary targets by subjecting(More)
A concise, enantioselective total synthesis of the Lycopodium alkaloid (-)-lyconadin C was achieved in 12 steps and high overall yield. Key features include construction of a luciduline congener through Mannich-type cyclization and a one-pot, tandem Curtius rearrangement/6π-electrocyclization to fashion the 2-pyridone system of lyconadin C.
Protoplasts from 8to 9-day-old wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) leaves were used to isolate organelles which were examined for their contents of peptide hydrolase enzymes and, in the case of vacuoles, other acid hydrolases. High yields of intact chloroplasts were obtained using both equilibrium density gradient centrifugation and velocity sedimentation(More)
A one-pot multicomponent procedure for the synthesis of highly functionalized pyrrolidine rings through a domino 2-aza-Cope-[3 + 2] dipolar cycloaddition sequence has been demonstrated. This protocol was found to be both high-yielding and stereoselective for the endo cycloadduct.
[Structure: see text] A mild and efficient [3+2] nitrile oxide/olefin cycloaddition allows coupling of the highly functionalized naphthalene and isocoumarin hemispheres of purpuromycin. A rationale of the inability of advanced keto alcohols to spirocyclize is presented based upon a systematic examination of the electronic factors present in these systems(More)