Olivo Research Group

Biocatalysis and Total Synthesis of Natural Products



59. Karwinaphthopyranones from the Fruits of Karwinskia parvifolia and Their Cytotoxic Activities. Claudia Rojas-Flores, Maria Yolanda Rios, Rebeca Lopez-Marure, and Horacio F. Olivo. J. Nat. Prod. 2014, accepted fro publication. [Full text - PDF]

58. Syntheses of 4-Substituted 2-Trichloromethylquinazolines under mild Conditions by Benzyne [4+2] Cycloddition. Harim Lechuga-Eduardo, Horacio F. Olivo, and Moises Romero-Ortega. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 5910-5913. [Full text - PDF]

57. Rios, M. Y.; Olivo, H. F. Chapter 3 – Natural and Synthetic Alkamides: Applications in Pain Therapy. In Studies in Natural Products Chemistry; 2014; Vol. 43, pp. 79–121. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63430-6.00003-5

56. Thio-Michael-Aldol-Cyclization Cascade of N-Enoyl Thiazolidinethiones with Aliphatic Aldehydes and Cyclic Ketones. Veronica M. Rivas, Laura Munive, and Horacio F. Olivo. Synlett2014,25, 876-880. [Full text - PDF]


55. Stereochemical Control on the Michael Additions of Chiral 1,3-Oxazolidine-2-thiones to N-Crotonyl 1,3-Oxazolidin-2-ones. Laura Munive, Sena A. Dzakuma, and Horacio F. Olivo. Tetrahedron Lett. 2013, 54, 1230-1232. [Full text - PDF]


54. Desulfurization-Oxygenation of Chiral 1,3-Thiazolidine-2-thiones and 1,3-Oxazolidine-2-thiones Using Propylene Oxide and Microwave Irradiation. Leticia Minor-Villar, Rodolfo Tello-Aburto, Horacio F. Olivo, Aydee Fuentes, Moises Romero-Ortega. Synlett 2012, 2835-2839. [Full text - PDF]

53. Linear and cyclic dipeptides with antimalarial activity. Lemuel Perez-Picaso, Horacio F. Olivo, Rocio Argotte-Ramos, and Maria Yolanda Rios. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2012, 22, 7048-7051. [Full text - PDF]

52. Oxazolidine-2-thione and Thiazolidine-2-thiones as Nucleophiles in Intermolecular Michael Additions. Laura Munive, Veronica M. Rivas, Aurelio Ortiz, and Horacio F. Olivo. Org. Lett.2012, 14, 3514-3517. [Full text - PDF]

51. Chemoselective Aromatic C-H Insertion of alpha-Diazo-beta-ketoesters Catalyzed by Dirhodium(II) Carboxylates. Esdrey Rodriguez-Cardenas, Rocio Sabala, Moises Romero-Ortega, Aurelio Ortiz, and Horacio F. Olivo. Org. Lett.2012, 14, 238-240. [Full text - PDF]


50. Diastereoselective Conjugate Addition of Organocuprates to Chiral N-Enoyl Oxazolidinethiones. Rocio Sabala, Luis Hernandez-Garcia, Aurelio Ortiz, Moises Romero, and Horacio F. Olivo. Org. Lett.2010, 12, 4268-4270. [Full text - PDF]

49. Evaluation of a novel photoactive and biotinylated dehydroepiandrosterone analog. Dongmin Liu, Brianne O'Leary, Mary Iruthayanathan, Laurie Love-Homan, Nury Perez-Hernandez, Horacio F. Olivo, and Joseph S. Dillon. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 2010,328, 56-62. [Full text - PDF]

48. Synthesis and Application of a Photoaffinity Analog of Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Horacio F. Olivo, Nury Perez-Hernandez, Dongmin Liu, Mary Iruthayanathan, Brianne O'Leary, Laurie L. Homan, and Joseph S. Dillon. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2010, 20, 1153-1155. [Full text - PDF]


47. Efficient Diastereospecific Microwave Assisted Synthesis of 2,5-Diketopiperazines in Aqueous Media. Lemuel Perez-Picaso, Jaime Escalante, Horacio F. Olivo, and Maria Yolanda Rios. Molecules 2009, 14, 2836-2849. [Full text - PDF]

46. Diastereoselective Preparation of Substituted d-Valerolactones. Synthesis of (3R,4S)- and (3R,4R)-Simplactones. Antonio Osorio-Lozada and Horacio F. Olivo. J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 1360-1363. [Full text - PDF]


45. Bromohydrin Reactions of Grieco’s Bicyclic Lactone. Rodolfo Tello-Aburto, Maria Yolanda Rios, Dale C. Swenson, and Horacio F. Olivo. Tetrahedron Lett. 2008, 49, 6853-6855. [Full text - PDF]

44. A Formal Synthesis of the Auriside Aglycon. Rodolfo Tello-Aburto and Horacio F. Olivo. Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 2191-2194. [Full text - PDF]

43. A Thiazolidinethione Indene-Based Chiral Auxiliary for Propionate and Acetate Aldol Additions. Antonio Osorio and Horacio F. Olivo. Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 617-620. [Full text - PDF]

42. Biotransformation of N-Piperidinoacetophenone with Beauveria bassiana. Antonio Osorio, Ricardo Tovar, Horacio F. Olivo.Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic 2008, 55, 30-36. [Full text - PDF]

41. Chemo-Enzymatic Baeyer-Villiger Oxidation of Cyclopentanone and Substituted Cyclopentanones. Maria Yolanda Rios, Enrique Salazar, Horacio F. Olivo. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic 2008, 54, 61-66. [Full text - PDF]


40. Baeyer-Villiger Oxidation of Substituted Cyclohexanones via Lipase-mediated Perhydrolysis Utilizing Urea-Hydrogen Peroxide. Maria Yolanda Rios, Enrique Salazar, and Horacio F. Olivo. Green Chemistry 2007, 9, 459-462. [Full text - PDF]


39. Lipase-mediated Epoxidation Utilizing Urea-Hydrogen Peroxide in Ethyl Acetate. Emmanuel G. Ankudey, Horacio F. Olivo, and Tonya L. Peeples. Green Chemistry 2006, 8, 923-926. [Full text - PDF]

38. Model Studies on the Ring Construction of the Auriside Macrolactone. Rodolfo Tello-Aburto, Adrian Ochoa-Teran, and Horacio F. Olivo. Tetrahedron Lett. 2006, 47, 5915-5917. [Full text - PDF]

37. Synthesis of (-)-Stemoamide Using a Stereoselective anti-Aldol Step. Horacio F. Olivo, Ricardo Tovar-Miranda and Efrain Barragan. J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 3287-3290. [Full text - PDF]


36. Microbial Amidation/Oxidation of Benzhydrylsulfanyl Acetic Acid. Synthesis of (+)-Modafinil. Horacio F. Olivo, Antonio Osorio-Lozada, and Tonya L. Peeples. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2005, 16, 3507-3511. [Full text - PDF]

35. Stereoselective Addition of the Titanium Enolate of N-Acetyl (4S)-Isopropyl-1,3-thiazolidione-2-thione to 5-Membered N-Acyl Iminium Ions. Efrain Barragan, Horacio F. Olivo, Moises Romero-Ortega, and Seth Sarduy. J. Org. Chem. 2005, 70, 4214-4217. [Full text - PDF]


34. Syntheses and Determination of the Absolute Stereochemistry of the Enantiomers of Adrafinil and Modafinil. Antonio Osorio-Lozada, Thomas Prisinzano and Horacio F. Olivo. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2004, 15, 3811-3815. [Full text - PDF]

33. Stereoselective Aldol Additions of Titanium Enolates of N-Acetyl-4-Isopropyl-Thiazolidinethiones. Mathis B. Hodge and Horacio F. Olivo. Tetrahedron 2004, 60, 9397-9403. [Full text - PDF]


32. The Meinwald Reaction of Alkyl Propionates. Synthesis of the C1-C9 Fragment of Aurisides. Maria-Yolanda Rios, Francisco Velazquez and Horacio F. Olivo. Tetrahedron 2003, 59(34), 6529-6536. [Full text - PDF]

31. Microbial C-Hydroxylation and beta-4-O-Methylglucosidation of Methyl-Benzamide 7-Azanorbornane Ethers with Beauveria bassiana Horacio F. Olivo, Tonya L. Peeples, Maria-Yolanda Rios, Francisco Velázquez, Jin-Woo Kim and Someet Narang. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic 2003, 21(3), 97-105. [Full text - PDF]


30. Synthesis of Bicyclic gamma-Ylidenetetronates. Francisco Velázquez and Horacio F. Olivo. Organic Letters 2002, 4, 3175-3178. [Full text - PDF]

29. Synthesis of the C10-C17 Fragment of Aurisides and Callipeltosides Moises Romero-Ortega, David A. Colby and Horacio F. Olivo. Tetrahedron Lett. 2002, 43, 6439-6441. [Full text - PDF]

28. The Application of Chiral Oxazolidinethiones and Thiazolidinethiones in Asymmetric Synthesis Francisco Velázquez and Horacio F. Olivo. Current Organic Chemistry 2002, 6, 303-340. [Full text - PDF]

27. Recent Syntheses of Epibatidine. A Review. Horacio F. Olivo and Michael S. Hemenway. Organic Preparations and Procedures International 2002, 34, 1-26. [Full text - PDF]


26. Synthetic Studies on the trans-Chlorocyclopropane Dienyne Side Chain of Callipeltoside A Horacio F. Olivo, Francisco Velázquez and Henrique C. Trevisan. Org. Lett. 2000, 2, 4055-4058. [Full text - PDF] [Supporting Information]

25. Synthesis of of the C1-C9 Fragment of Callipeltoside A Francisco Velázquez and Horacio F. Olivo. Org. Lett. 2000, 2, 1931-1933. [Full text - PDF] [Supporting Information]


24. Synthesis of (±)-Epibatidine Utilizing a Biocatalytic Approach. Horacio F. Olivo and Michael S. Hemenway. J. Org. Chem. 1999, 64, 8968. [Full text - PDF] [Supporting Information]

23. Syntheses of New Phosphorous-Containing Azabicycloalkanes and their Microbial Hydroxylation Using Beauveria Bassiana. Michael S. Hemenway and Horacio F. Olivo. J. Org. Chem. 1999, 64, 6312. [Full text - PDF] [Supporting Information]

22. Syntheses of New Open-Ring and homo-Epibatidine Analogues from Tropinone Horacio F. Olivo, David A. Colby and Michael S. Hemenway. J. Org. Chem. 1999, 64, 4966. [Full text - PDF] [Supporting Information]


21. Synthesis and Microbial Hydroxylation of Some Azabicycloalkanes. Horacio F. Olivo, Michael S. Hemenway, and Mikail H. Gezginci. Tetrahedron Lett. 1998, 39, 11, 1309. [Full text - PDF]

20. Practical Enantiodivergent Syntheses of Both Enantiomers of Carbovir, 1592U89 and Six-Membered Ring Analogues. Horacio F. Olivo and Jiaxin Yu. J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans 1 1998, 391. [Full text - PDF]

19. New Preparation of Activated 2-Vinylaziridines from 1,4-Aminoalcohols. Horacio F. Olivo, Michael S. Hemenway, Amy C. Hartwig, and Raymond Chan. Synlett 1998, 247.


18. Enantioselective Synthesis of 5'-homo-Carbocyclic Nucleosides. Horacio F. Olivo and Jiaxin Yu. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 1997, 8, 3785. [Full text - PDF]



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