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Independent Career at UC Riverside

Abigail Feceu, Lauren E. Sangster, David B. C. Martin, Accepted, “Unexpected Alkene Isomerization During Iterative Cross-Coupling To Form Hindered, Electron-Deficient Trienes.” Org. Lett., 2018.


Dana R. Chambers, Raymond E. Sullivan, David B. C. Martin, "Synthesis and Characterization of Alkoxycarbonyl Cobalt Complexes via Direct Carbonylation Methods." Organometallics, 2017,36, 1630–1639.

Previous Publications

Dian E. Romonosky, Lucas Q. Nguyen, Dorit Shemesh, Tran B. Nguyen, Scott A. Epstein, David B. C. Martin, Christopher D. Vanderwal, R. Benny Gerber, Sergey A. Nizkorodov “Absorption Spectra and Aqueous Photochemistry of b-Hydroxyalkyl Nitrates of Atmospheric InterestMol. Phys. 2015, 113, 2179–2190.  

Michael T. Pirnot, Danica A. Rankic, David B. C. Martin, David W. C. MacMillan. “Photoredox Activation for the Direct beta-Arylation of Ketones and Aldehydes.”Science 2013339, 1593-1596.

Hung V. Pham, David B. C. Martin, Christopher D. Vanderwal, K. N. Houk. “The Intramolecular Diels-Alder Reaction of Tryptamine-Derived Zincke Aldehydes is a Stepwise Reaction.” Chem. Sci. 2012,  3, 1650-1655.

David B. C. Martin, Lucas Q. Nguyen, Christopher D. Vanderwal. “Syntheses of Strychnine, Norfluorocurarine, Dehydrodesacetylretuline, and Valparicine Enabled by Formal Intramolecular Cycloadditions of Zincke Aldehydes.” J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 17-46. 

David B. C. Martin, Christopher D. Vanderwal. “A Synthesis of Strychnine by a Longest Linear Sequence of Six Steps.” Chem. Sci. 20112, 649-651.

David B. C. Martin, Christopher D. Vanderwal. “Highlight: Concise Synthesis of (–)-Nakadomarin A.Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 2930–2932. (invited review of Professor Dixon’s total synthesis)

David B. C. Martin, Christopher D. Vanderwal. “Efficient Access to the Core of theStrychnosAspidosperma and Iboga Alkaloids. A Short Synthesis of Norfluorocurarine.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009131, 3472-3473.

Book Chapters and Contributions

David B. C. Martin, Christopher D. Vanderwal. “A Short Synthesis of Strychnine from Pyridine” in Total Synthesis of Natural Products: At the Frontier of Organic Chemistry; Li, J. J. and Corey, E. J. Eds.; Springer: Heidelberg; pp 67-102.