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daniel ketcha, ph.d - publications


1.    Ketcha, D. M., Abou-Gharbia, M., Smith, F. X., Swern, D.  "Reaction of N-Acylsulfilimines with Diphenyl Ketene; A New Synthesis of 2-Oxazolin-4-ones" Tetrahedron Lett.  1983, 24, 2811-2814.

2.    Ketcha, D. M., Swern, D. "Peroxyacetic Acid:  A Useful Coxidant for the Ruthenium Tetroxide Oxidation of N-Sulfonylsulfilimines"  Synth. Commun. 1984, 14 , 915-919.

3.    Abou-Gharbia, M., Ketcha, D. M., Zacharias D. E., Swern, D. "Reaction of Ketenes with Sulfilimines.  Synthetic Routes to Oxazolinones and Indolinones"  J. Org. Chem. 1985, 50, 2224-2228.

4.    Ketcha, D. M., Gribble, G. W.  "A Convenient Synthesis of 3-Acylindoles via Friedel-Crafts Acylation of 1-(Phenylsulfonyl)indole.  A New Route to Pyridocarbazole-5,11-quinones and Ellipticine"  J. Org. Chem. 1985, 50, 5451-5457.

5.    Ketcha, D. M. "The Manganese (III) Acetate Oxidation of N-Protected Indolines" Tetrahedron Lett. 1988, 29, 2151-2154.

6.    Gribble, G. W, Fletcher, G. L., Ketcha, D. M., Rajopadhye, M.  "Metalated Heterocycles in the Synthesis of Ellipticine Analogues.  A New Route to the 10 H-Pyrido[2,3-b]carbazole       Ring System"  J. Org. Chem.  1989, 54, 3264-3269.

7.    Ketcha, D. M., Lieurance, B. A., Homan, D. F. J., Gribble, G. W.  " Synthesis of Alkyl      Substituted N-Protected Indoles via Acylation and Reductive Deoxygenation" J.Org.Chem. 1989, 54, 4350-4356.

8.    Ketcha, D. M., Lieurance, B. A.  "The Reduction of N-(Phenylsulfonyl)indoles with Sodium Cyanoborohydride in Trifluoroacetic Acid" Tetrahedron Lett.  1989, 30, 6833-6836.

9.    Ketcha, D. M., Carpenter, K. P., Atkinson, S. T., Rajagopalan, H. R., "The Reductive Deoxygenation of 2-and 3-Acyl-1 (Phenylsulfonyl)pyrroles" Synth. Commun. 1990, 20, 1647-1655.

10.   Ketcha, D. M., Carpenter, K. P., Zhou, Q.  "The Reduction of N-(Phenylsulfonyl)pyrroles with Sodium Cyanoborohydride in Trifluoroacetic Acid" J. Org. Chem. 1991, 56 1318-  1320.

11.   Grossie, D. A., Ketcha, D. M.  “1-Benzenesulfonyl-3-methyl-2-oxo-2,3-dihydroindol-3-yl Acetate” Acta Cryst.  1992, C48, 1718-1720.

12.   Gribble, G. W., Saulnier, M., Obaza-Nutaitis, J. A., Ketcha, D. M.  “A Versatile and Efficient Construction of the 6H-Pyrido[4,3-b]carbazole Ring System. Syntheses of the Antitumor Alkaloids Ellipticine, 9-Methoxyellipticine, and Olivacine and their Analogues J.Org. Chem. 1992, 57, 5891-5899.

13.   Ketcha, D. M.; Zhou, Q.; Grossie, D.  “Manganese(III) Acetate Oxidation of Alkyl Substituted 1-(Phenylsulfonyl)indoles” Synth. Commun. 1994, 24, 565-574.


1.    K. Turnbull and D. M. Ketcha, Editors; "Annual Reports in Organic Synthesis-1989", Academic Press (1989)

2.    K. Turnbull, D. M. Ketcha, J. Keay, P. Weintraub, Editors; "Annual Reports in Organic Synthesis - 1990", Academic Press (1990).

3.    Weintraub, P. M., Turnbull, K., Ketcha, D. M., Gross, R., Zhang. T., Editors; “Annual Reports in Organic Synthesis - 1992”, Academic Press (1993).

4.    Weintraub, P.M., Turnbull, K., Ketcha, D. M., Gross, R., Zhang T., Editors; “Annual Reports in Organic Synthesis - 1993”, Academic Press (1994).



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