Publications

2022

18. Das, T. K.; Trevino, A. R.; Pandiri, S.; Irvankoski, S.; Siitonen, J. H.; Rodriguez, S. M.; Yousufiddin, M.; Kürti, L.* “Catalyst-Free Transfer Hydrogenation of Activated Alkenes Exploiting Isopropanol as the Sole and Traceless Reductant”, ChemRxiv 2022 (DOI).

17. Kattamuri, P. V.; Zhao, J.; Das, T. K.; Siitonen, J. H.*; Morgan, N. Ess, D. H.*, Kürti, L.* “Aza-Quasi-Favorskii Reaction: Construction of Highly Substituted Aziridines through a Concerted Multi-bond Rearrangement Process”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022144, 24, 10943 (DOI). Featured in Chemistry Views.

2021

16. Nurmi, T.*; Siitonen, J. H.* “Upper Secondary School and University Level Students’ Perceptions of Extractions in Context: Experiences from a Simple Laboratory Experiment”, ChemRxiv preprint2021.

15. Serna, A. V.; Kürti, L.*, Siitonen, J. H.* “Total Synthesis of (±)-Setigerumine I: Biosynthetic Origins of the Elusive Racemic Papaveracaea Isoxazolidine Alkaloids”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 27236 (DOI). ChemRxiv preprint (DOI).

2020

14. Siitonen, J. H.*; Lira, S.; Youssufuddin, M.; Kürti, L.* “Total Synthesis of Isatindigotindoline C”, Org. Biomol. Chem. 202018, 2051 (DOI). ChemRxiv preprint (DOI). Featured in Org. Chem. Highlights: Alkaloid Synthesis.

Mentored career

13. Paudyal, M. P.; Wang, M.; Siitonen, J. H.;  Hu, Y.; Yousufuddin, M.; Shen, H. C.*; Falck, J. R.* Kürti, L.* “Intramolecular N-Me and N-H Aminoetherification for the Synthesis of N-Unprotected 3-Amino-O-Heterocycles” Org. Biomol. Chem. 202119, 557. (DOI).

12. Siitonen, J. H.; Csókás, D.; Papai, I.*; Pihko, P. M.* “Total Synthesis of Stemoamide, 9a-epi-Stemoamide and 9a,10-epi-Stemoamide: Divergent Stereochemistry of the Final Methylation Steps”, Synlett2020, 31, 1581 (DOI).

11. Behnke, N. E.; Siitonen, J. H.; Chamness, S. A.; Kürti, L.* “Synthesis of Highly-Substituted Cyclopropanes via the Quasi-Favorskii Rearrangement of α,α-Dichlorocyclobutanols”, Org. Lett. 202022, 15, 5715 (DOI)Featured cover.

10. Csókás, D.; Siitonen, J. H.; Pihko, P. M.*; Papai, I.* “Conformationally Locked Pyramidality Explains the Methylation Stereochemistry of trans-Fused Butyrolactones”, Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 12, 4597 (DOI). Featured cover.

9. Siitonen, J. H.; Kattamuri, P. V.; Yousufuddin, M.; Kürti, L.* “Arylboronic Acid-Catalyzed C-Allylation of Unprotected Oximes: Total Synthesis of N-Me-Euphococcine”, Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 6, 2486 (DOI).

8. Cheng, Q.-Q.; Zhou, Z.; Jiang, H.; Siitonen, J. H.; Ess, D. H.*; Zhang X.; Kürti, L.* “Organocatalytic nitrogen-transfer to unactivated olefins via transient oxaziridines”, Nature Catalysis 20203, 386. (DOI). Highligted by C&EN and SynFacts.

7. Urmibhusan, B.; Kattamuri, P. V.; Siitonen, J. H.; Alemany, L. B.; Kürti, L.* “Enantioselective Catalytic Allylboration of Acyclic Ketiminoesters”, Org. Lett. 201921, 9208 (DOI).

6. Siitonen, J. H. “Synthetic Studies on 1-Azabicyclo[5.3.0]decane Alkaloids”, PhD thesis, 2018.

5. Siitonen, J. H.; Yu, L.; Danielsson, J.; Di Gregorio, G.; Somfai, P.* “Formal synthesis of ent-Cephalotaxine using a one-pot Parham–aldol sequence”, J. Org. Chem. 201818, 11318 (DOI).

4. Kärki, K.; Siitonen, J. H.; Kortet, S.; Cederström M.; Pihko, P. M.* “Enzymatic Resolution of 3-oxodicyclopentadiene on a Decagram Scale”, Synlett 201829, 1723 (DOI).

3. Mäkinen, M E; Mallik R.; Siitonen, J. H.; Kärki K.; Pihko, P. M.* “Towards Waltheriones C and D: Synthesis of the Oxabicyclic Core”, Synlett 201718, 1209 (DOI). Featured on cover of Synlett 10/2017.

2. Claraz, A.; Siitonen, J. H.; Pihko, P. M.* In Lewis Base Catalysis in Organic Synthesis; Vedjes, E.; Denmark, S.; Eds.; Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH: Weinheim, Germany, 2016, Vol. 2, Chapter 16: ‘Iminium catalysis (n→π*)’.

1. Siitonen, J. H.; Pihko, P. M.*, “Total Synthesis of (+)-Greek Tobacco Lactone”, Synlett 201425, 1888 (DOI). Highlighted in ChemInform Abstract.