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Thomas G. Back

Department of Chemistry

University of Calgary


Canada T2N 1N4


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  • Department of Chemistry, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4. 1999 - 2006


  1. Cyclizations and cycloadditions of acetylenic sulfones on solid supports. Back, T.G., Zhai, H. Chem. Commun. (Camb.) (2006) [Pubmed]
  2. Rearrangements of the Diels-Alder cycloadducts obtained from acetylenic sulfones and 1,3-diphenylisobenzofuran. Back, T.G., Parvez, M., Zhai, H. J. Org. Chem. (2006) [Pubmed]
  3. Synthesis of the quinolizidine alkaloids (-)-lasubine II and (+/-)-myrtine by conjugate addition and intramolecular acylation of amino esters with acetylenic sulfones. Back, T.G., Hamilton, M.D., Lim, V.J., Parvez, M. J. Org. Chem. (2005) [Pubmed]
  4. Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction and cyclization of 1-(p-toluenesulfonyl)-1,3-butadiene with aldimines. Back, T.G., Rankic, D.A., Sorbetti, J.M., Wulff, J.E. Org. Lett. (2005) [Pubmed]
  5. Aromatic derivatives and tellurium analogues of cyclic seleninate esters and spirodioxyselenuranes that act as glutathione peroxidase mimetics. Back, T.G., Kuzma, D., Parvez, M. J. Org. Chem. (2005) [Pubmed]
  6. The exceptional glutathione peroxidase-like activity of di(3-hydroxypropyl) selenide and the unexpected role of a novel spirodioxaselenanonane intermediate in the catalytic cycle. Back, T.G., Moussa, Z., Parvez, M. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. (2004) [Pubmed]
  7. A stereodivergent synthesis of virantmycin by an enzyme-mediated diester desymmetrization and a highly hindered aryl amination. Back, T.G., Wulff, J.E. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. (2004) [Pubmed]
  8. Conjugate additions of o-iodoanilines and methyl anthranilates to acetylenic sulfones. A new route to quinolones including first syntheses of two alkaloids from the medicinal herb Ruta chalepensis. Back, T.G., Parvez, M., Wulff, J.E. J. Org. Chem. (2003) [Pubmed]
  9. Regiochemical switching in Diels-Alder cycloadditions by change in oxidation state of removable diene sulfur substituents. Synthesis of carbazoles by sequential heteroannulation and Diels-Alder cycloaddition. Back, T.G., Pandyra, A., Wulff, J.E. J. Org. Chem. (2003) [Pubmed]
  10. Diselenides and allyl selenides as glutathione peroxidase mimetics. Remarkable activity of cyclic seleninates produced in situ by the oxidation of allyl omega-hydroxyalkyl selenides. Back, T.G., Moussa, Z. J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2003) [Pubmed]
  11. Stereospecific rearrangements during the synthesis of pyrrolidines and related heterocycles from cyclizations of amino alcohols with vinyl Sulfones. Back, T.G., Parvez, M., Zhai, H. J. Org. Chem. (2003) [Pubmed]
  12. Structure-Activity Studies of Brassinosteroids and the Search for Novel Analogues and Mimetics with Improved Bioactivity. Back, T.G., Pharis, R.P. J. Plant Growth Regul. (2003) [Pubmed]
  13. Asymmetric methoxyselenenylations and cyclizations with 3-camphorseleno electrophiles containing oxime substituents at C-2. Formation of an unusual oxaselenazole from an oxime-substituted selenenyl bromide. Back, T.G., Moussa, Z., Parvez, M. J. Org. Chem. (2002) [Pubmed]
  14. Synthesis and bioactivity of C-2 and C-3 methyl ether derivatives of brassinolide. Back, T.G., Janzen, L., Pharis, R.P., Yan, Z. Phytochemistry (2002) [Pubmed]
  15. Total Synthesis of (-)-lasubine II by the conjugate addition and intramolecular acylation of an amino ester with an acetylenic sulfone. Back, T.G., Hamilton, M.D. Org. Lett. (2002) [Pubmed]
  16. First syntheses of two quinoline alkaloids from the medicinal herb Ruta chalepensis via cyclization of an o-iodoaniline with an acetylenic sulfone. Back, T.G., Wulff, J.E. Chem. Commun. (Camb.) (2002) [Pubmed]
  17. Preparation of vinylogous 2-sulfonylindolines by the palladium-catalyzed heteroannulation of o-iodoanilines with dienyl sulfones and their further transformation to indoles and carbazoles. Back, T.G., Bethell, R.J., Parvez, M., Taylor, J.A. J. Org. Chem. (2001) [Pubmed]
  18. Effect of chain length and ring size of alkyl and cycloalkyl side-chain substituents upon the biological activity of brassinosteroids. Preparation of novel analogues with activity exceeding that of brassinolide. Back, T.G., Janzen, L., Nakajima, S.K., Pharis, R.P. J. Org. Chem. (2000) [Pubmed]
  19. A convenient new route to piperidines, pyrrolizidines, indolizidines, and quinolizidines by cyclization of acetylenic sulfones with beta and gamma-chloroamines. Enantioselective total synthesis of indolizidines (-)-167B, (-)-209D, (-)-209B, and (-)-207A. Back, T.G., Nakajima, K. J. Org. Chem. (2000) [Pubmed]
  20. New chiral auxiliaries for highly stereoselective asymmetric methoxyselenenylations. Back, T.G., Moussa, Z. Org. Lett. (2000) [Pubmed]
  21. A concise total synthesis of (+/-)-bakkenolide A by means of an intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction. Back, T.G., Payne, J.E. Org. Lett. (1999) [Pubmed]
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