Book Chapters

D. C. Moebius, V. L. Rendina, and J. S. Kingsbury; “Catalysis of Diazoalkane–Carbonyl Homologation. How New Developments in Hydrazone Oxidation Enable a Carbon Insertion Strategy for Synthesis.” In C–C Bond Activation; Dong, G., Ed.; Springer: Berlin, Germany 2014; 111-162. Also re-printed in Top. Curr. Chem. 2014, 346, 111-162.

J. S. Kingsbury and A. H. Hoveyda; “Polymer-Supported Olefin Metathesis Catalysts for Combinatorial and Organic Synthesis.” In Polymeric Materials for Organic Synthesis and Catalysis; Buchmeiser, M. R., Ed.; Wiley–VCH: Weinheim, Germany 2003, 467-502.


J. S. Kingsbury, V. L. Rendina, J. S. Burman, and Brittany A. Smolarski; “Catalytic Diazoalkane–Carbonyl Homologation: Synthesis of 2,2-Diphenylcycloheptanone and Other Quaternary or Tertiary Arylalkanones and Spirocycles by Ring Expansion.” Org. Synth. 2021, 98, 343-363.


J. S. Kingsbury, D. L. Elder, L. E. Johnson, B. A. Smolarski, H. E. Zeitler, and E. G. Armbruster; “Derivatives of DANPY (Dialkylaminonaphthylpyridinium), a DNA-Binding Fluorophore: Practical Synthesis of Tricyclic 2-Amino-6-bromonaphthalenes by the Bucherer Reaction.” ACS Omega 2020, 1, 537-546.


L. E. Johnson, J. S. Kingsbury, D. L. Elder, R. A. Cattolico, L. N. Latimer, W. Hardin, E. De Meulen- aere, C. Deodato, G. Depotter, S. Madabushi, N. W. Bigelow, B. A. Smolarski, T. L. Hougen, W. Kaminsky, K. Clays, and B. H. Robinson; “DANPY (Dimethylaminonaphthylpyridinium): An Economical and Biocompatible Fluorophore.” Org. Biomol. Chem. 2019, 16, 3765-3780.


H. Z. Kaplan, V. L. Rendina, and J. S. Kingsbury; “General Methodologies Toward cis-Fused Quinone Sesquiterpenoids. Enantiospecific Synthesis of the epi–Ilimaquinone Core by Sc-Catalyzed Ring Expansion.” Molecules 2017, 22, 1041-1051.


A. J. Wommack and J. S. Kingsbury; “On the Scope of the Pt-Catalyzed Srebnik Diborylation of Diazoalkanes. An Approach to Chiral Tertiary Boronic Esters and Alcohols via B-stabilized Carbanions.” Tetrahedron Lett. 2014, 55, 3149-3152.


A. J. Wommack and J. S. Kingsbury; “Synthesis of Acyclic Ketones by Catalytic, Bidirec-tional Homologation of Formaldehyde with Non-stabilized Diazoalkanes. Application of a Chiral Diazomethyl(pyrrolidine) in Total Syntheses of the Erythroxylon Alkaloids.” J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 10573-10587.

H. Z. Kaplan, V. L. Rendina, and J. S. Kingsbury; “A Diastereoselective Synthesis of Complex cis-Hexahydroindanes by Reductive Alkylation.” J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 4620-4626.


V. L. Rendina and J. S. Kingsbury; “Rapid Titration of Non-stabilized Diazoalkane Solutions by 19F NMR.” J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 1181-1185.

V. L. Rendina, H. Z. Kaplan, and J. S. Kingsbury; “Highly Efficient and Enantioselective α-Arylation of Cycloalkanones by Sc-Catalyzed Diazoalkane–Carbonyl Homologation.” Synthesis 2012, 686-693.

V. L. Rendina, S. A. Goetz, A. E. Neitzel, and J. S. Kingsbury; “Scalable Synthesis of a New Enantiomerically Pure π–Extended Rigid Amino Indanol.” Tetrahedron Lett. 2012, 53, 15-18.


V. L. Rendina, D. C. Moebius, and J. S. Kingsbury; “Enantioselective Synthesis of 2-Aryl Cycloalkanones by Sc–Catalyzed Carbon Insertion.” Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 2004-2007.

J. M. O’Brien and J. S. Kingsbury; “Practical Catalytic Synthesis of 3-Acyl Cyclobutanones by [2+2] Annulation. Mechanism and Utility of the Zn(II)–Catalyzed Condensation of α–Chloroenamines with Electron-Deficient Alkenes.” J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 1662-1672.


J. A. Dabrowski, D. C. Moebius, A. J. Wommack, A. F. Kornahrens, and J. S. Kingsbury; “Catalytic and Regioselective Ring Expansion of Arylcyclobutanones with (Trimethyl-silyl)diazomethane. Ligand-dependent Entry to Ketosilane or Enolsilane Adducts.” Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 3598-3601.


A. J. Wommack, D. C. Moebius, A. L. Travis, and J. S. Kingsbury; “Diverse Alkanones by Catalytic Carbon Insertion into Formyl C-H Bonds. Concise Access to a Natural Precursor of Achyrofuran.” Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 3202-3205.

D. C. Moebius and J. S. Kingsbury; “Catalytic Homologation of Cycloalkanones with Substituted Diazomethanes. Mild and Efficient One-Step Access to α-Tertiary and -Quaternary Carbonyls.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 878-879.

Postdoctoral Publications

J. S. Kingsbury and E. J. Corey; “Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Isoedunol and β-Araneosene Featuring Unconventional Strategy and Methodology.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 13813-13815.

J. S. Kingsbury and A. H. Hoveyda; “Regarding the Mechanism of Olefin Metathesis with Sol-Gel–Supported Ru-Based Complexes Bearing a Bidentate Carbene Ligand. Spectroscopic Evidence for Return of the Propagating Ru Carbene.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 4510-4517.

A. H. Hoveyda, D. G. Gillingham, J. J. Van Veldhuizen, O. Kataoka, S. B. Garber, and J. S. Kingsbury; “Ru Complexes Bearing Bidentate Carbenes: From an Innocent Curiosity to Uniquely Effective Catalysts for Olefin Metathesis.” Org. Biomol. Chem. 2004, 8-23.

Doctoral Publications

J. J. Van Veldhuizen, S. B. Garber, J. S. Kingsbury, and A. H. Hoveyda; “A Recyclable Chiral Ruthenium Catalyst for Enantioselective Olefin Metathesis. Efficient Catalytic Asymmetric Ring-Opening Cross Metathesis in Air.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 4954-4955.

J. S. Kingsbury, S. B. Garber, J. M. Giftos, B. L. Gray, M. M. Okamoto, R. A. Farrer, J. T. Fourkas, and A. H. Hoveyda; “Immobilization of Olefin Metathesis Catalysts onto Monolithic Sol-Gel. Practical, Efficient, and Recyclable Catalysts for Organic and Combinatorial Synthesis.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2001, 40, 4251-4256.

S. B. Garber, J. S. Kingsbury, B. L. Gray, and A. H. Hoveyda; “Efficient and Recyclable Monomeric and and Dendritic Ru–Based Metathesis Catalysts.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 8168-8179.

J. S. Kingsbury, J. P. A. Harrity, P. J. Bonitatebus, Jr., and A. H. Hoveyda; “A Recyclable Ru-Based Metathesis Catalyst.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 791-799.


2. A. H. Hoveyda, J. J. Van Veldhuizen, J. S. Kingsbury, and S. B. Garber; “Recyclable Chiral Metathesis Catalysts.” 2005, Patent Number US 6,939,982.

1. A. H. Hoveyda, J. S. Kingsbury, S. B. Garber, B. L. Gray, and J. T. Fourkas; “Recyclable Metathesis Catalysts.” 2005, Patent Number US 6,921,735.

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