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Gustavo Moura-Letts, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Gustavo Moura-Letts

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Assistant Professor, 2013-present
Department of Chemistry
Rowan University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Ohio State University, 2007–2008

PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2007

MSc, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2002

BSc, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, 1999


Moura-Letts, G.; DiBlasi, C. M.; Bauer, R. A.; Tan, D. S.* “Solid-phase synthesis and chemical space analysis of a 190-membered alkaloid/terpenoid-like library.” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2011, 108, 6745-6750.
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Eiseman, J. L.*; Bai, L.; Jung, W. H.; Moura-Letts, G.; Day, B. W.; Curran, D. P. “Improved synthesis of 6-epi-dictyostatin and antitumor efficacy in mice bearing MDA-MB231 human breast cancer xenografts.” J. Med. Chem. 2008, 51, 6650-6653.
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Moura-Letts, G.; Paquette, L. A.* “Contiguously substituted cyclooctane polyols. Configurational assignments via ¹H NMR correlations and symmetry considerations.” J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 7663-7670.
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Moura-Letts, G.; Curran, D. P.* “Selective synthesis of (2Z,4E)-dienyl esters by ene-diene cross metathesis.” Org. Lett. 2007, 9, 5-8.
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Moura-Letts, G.; Villegas, L. F.; Marcalo, A.; Vaisberg, A. J.; Hammond, G. B.* “In vivo wound-healing activity of oleanolic acid derived from the acid hydrolysis of Anredera diffusa.” J. Nat. Prod. 2006, 69, 978-979.
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Fujita, K.-i.*; Enoki, Y.; Yamaguchi, R.*; Moura-Letts, G.; Curran, D. P.* “Iridium-catalyzed N-heterocyclization of primary amines with diols: N-benzylpiperidine.” Org. Synth. 2006, 83, 217-221.
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Creary, X.; Willis, E. D.*; Moura-Letts, G.; Curran, D. P.* “Preparation of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate.” Org. Synth. 2005, 82, 166-169.
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Curran, D. P.*; Fischer, K.; Moura-Letts, G. “A soluble fluorous palladium complex that promotes Heck reactions and can be recovered and reused.” Synlett 2004, 1379-1382.
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Curran, D. P.*; Moura-Letts, G.; Pohlman, M. “Solution-phase mixture synthesis with fluorous tagging en route: Total synthesis of an eight-member stereoisomer library of passifloricins.” Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed. 2006, 45, 2423-2426.
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