The Martin Lab


William K. Weigel III, Hoang T. Dang, Abigail Feceu and David B. C. Martin "Direct Radical Functionalization Methods to Access Substituted Adamantanes and Diamondoids" Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry. 2022, 20, 10-36.

Zixu Zhao, Wen Zhang, Taylor Alexander, Xuan Zhang, David B. C. Martin, and Haofei Zhang, "Isolating α-Pinene Ozonolysis Pathways Reveals New Insights into Peroxy Radical Chemistry and Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation" Environmental Science & Technology. 2021, 55, 6700-6709.

William K. Weigel III, Hoang T. Dang, Hai-Bin Yang and David B. C. Martin, "Synthesis of Amino-Diamondoid Pharmacophores via Photocatalytic C–H Aminoalkylation" Chemical Communications. 2020, 56, 9699-9702.

Dana R. Chambers, Antoine Juneau, Cory T. Ludwig, Mathieu Frenette and David B. C. Martin, "C–O Bond Cleavage of Alcohols via Visible Light Activation of Cobalt Alkoxycarbonyls" Organometallics. 2019, 38, 4570–4577.

Geetha B. Kumar, Bipin G. Nair, J. Jefferson P. Perry, and David B. C. Martin, "Recent insights into natural product inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases" MedChemComm. 2019, 10, 2024-2037.

Hai-Bin Yang, Abigail Feceu, David B.C. Martin, "Catalyst-Controlled C–H Functionalization of Adamantanes Using Selective H-Atom Transfer." ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 5708-5715. [ChemRxiv preprint].

Taylor S. Alexander, Travis J. Clay, Bryan Maldonado, Johny M. Nguyen, David B. C. Martin,"Comparative Studies of Palladium and Copper-Catalysed γ-Arylation of Silyloxy Furans with Diaryliodonium Salts." Tetrahedron. 2019, 75, 2229–2238.

Abigail Feceu, Corey M. Griffith, Cynthia K. Larive, David B. C. Martin,"Synthesis and Structure Reassignment of Malylglutamate, a Recently Discovered Earthworm Metabolite" J. Nat. Prod., 2019, 82, 417-421.

William K. Weigel, Taylor N. Dennis, Amrik S. Kang, J. Jefferson P. Perry, David B. C. Martin, "A Heck-Based Strategy to Generate Anacardic Acids and Related Phenolic Lipids for Isoform-Specific Bioactivity Profiling." Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 6234–6238.


Abigail Feceu, Lauren E. Sangster, David B. C. Martin, "Unexpected Alkene Isomerization During Iterative Cross-Coupling To Form Hindered, Electron-Deficient Trienes." Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 3151-3155.

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.