35)      Travis J. Haussener, Paul R. Sebahar, Hariprasada K. Reddy, Dustin L. Williams and Ryan E. Looper “A Practical Synthesis of N-alkyl- and N’,N’-dialkyl polyamines”, Tetrahedron Letters. 2016,57, 2845-2848.



34)       Srinivas R. Paladugu and Ryan E. Looper “Preparation of a 1,2-isoxazolidine synthon for the synthesis of zetekitoxin AB.” Tetrahedron Lett.2015, 56, 6332-6334. PMCID: PMC4649947



33)       Joseph B. Gibbons, Justin M. Salvant, Rachel M. Vaden, Bryan E. Welm and Ryan E. Looper “A synthesis of naamidine A and selective access to N2-acyl-2-aminoimidazoles.” J. Org. Chem.2015,80, 10076–10085.



32)       Kihyeok Kwon, Travis J. Haussener and Ryan E. Looper “Preparation of mono-Cbz protected guanidines (Potassium carbobenzyloxycyanamide, carbobezyloxycyanamide potassium salt)” Org. Synth. 2015, 92, 91-102. bicyclic guanidines


31)Kaitlin J. Basham, Christopher J. Leonard, Collin Kieffer, Dawne N. Shelton, Vasudev R. Bhonde, Ryan E. Looper, and Bryan E. Welm Dioxin Exposure Blocks Lactation Through a Direct Effect on Mammary Epithelial Cells Mediated by the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor RepressorToxicol. Sci. 2015, 143 (1), 36-45. PMCID: PMC4274378

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30)Jing Fan, Xin Teng, Ling Liu, Ryan E. Looper and Joshua D. Rabinowitz Human phosphoglycerate dehydrogenase produces the oncometabolite D-2-hydroxyglutarate” ACS Chemical Biology2015, 10, 510-516. PMCID:PMC4340346 

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29) Ki-hyeok Kwon, Catherine M. Serrano, Michael Koch, Louis R. Barrows and Ryan E. Looper “Synthesis of bicyclic guanidines via cascade hydroamination /Michael additions of mono-N-acylpropargylguanidines” Organic Letters, 2014, 16, 6048-6051. PMCID:PMC4260634

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28) Kaitlin J. Basham, Vasudev R. Bhonde, Collin Keiffer, James B. C. Mack, Matthew Hess, Bryan E.  Welm and Ryan E. Looper “ Bis-aryloxadiazoles as effective activators of the aromatic hydrocarbon receptor” Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett.2014, 24, 2473-2476. PMCID: PMC4086406.

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27) Julie-Aurore Losman, Ryan Looper, Peppi Koivunen, Sungwoo Lee, Rebekka K. Schneider, Christine McMahon, Glenn Cowley, David Root, Benjamin L. Ebert, and William G. Kaelin Jr. “(R)-2-Hydroxyglutarate Is Sufficient to Promote Leukemogenesis and Its Effects Are Reversible”Science2013, 339, 1621-1625.

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26) Kaitlin J. Basham, Collin Keiffer, Dawne N. Shelton, Chris J. Leonard, Vasudev R. Bhonde, Hariprasad Vankayalapati, Brett Milash, David J. Bearss, Ryan E. Looper, and Bryan E. Welm "Chemical genetic screen reveals a role for desmosomal adhesion in mammary branching morphogenesis." J. Biol. Chem.2013, 228(4), 2261-2270.

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25) Miao Yang, Shannon Odelberg, Dean Li and Ryan E. Looper "Cationic-Rh(II) complexes for the synthesis of dihydropyrimidines from propargylureas"Tetrahedron 201369, 5744-5750.

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24) Joseph B. Gibbons, Keith M. Gligorich, Bryan E. Welm and Ryan E. Looper "Synthesis of the reported structures for kealiinines B and C"OrganicLetters 2012, 14, 4734-4737. 

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23) Kihyeok Kwon, Travis J. Haussener and Ryan E. Looper "Preparation of mono-Cbz protected guanidines (Potassium carbobenzyloxycyanamide, carbobezyloxycyanamide potassium salt)" submitted to Organic Synthesis.

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22) Travis J. Haussener and Ryan E. Looper "An epoxide opening cascade to access the pactamycin core"Organic Letters2012, 14, 3632-3635.

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21) Vasudev R. Bhonde and Ryan E. Looper "Carbamic acid, N-[[[(1,1dimethylethoxy)carbonyl]amino](methylthio)methylene]-,1,1-dimethylethyl ester" Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis (eROS), 2013, DOI: 10.1002/047084289X.rn01529.

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20) Ryan E. Looper and Robert M. Williams "Efficient Asymmetric Synthesis of N-tert-Butoxycarbonyl-?-Aminoacids using 4-tert-Butoxycarbonyl-5,6-Diphenylmorpholin-2-one: (R)-(N-tert-Butoxycarbonyl)allylglycine"Organic Synthesis2012, 89, 394-403 (Discussion Addendum).

19) Peppi Koivunen, Sungwoo Lee, Chris G. Duncan, Giselle Lopez, Shakti Ramkissoon, Julie Losman, P�ivi Joensuu, Ulrich Bergmann, Stefan Gross, Ryan Looper, Keith Ligon, Roeland Verhaak, Hai Yan, and William G. Kaelin, Jr. "Transformation by the (R) Enantiomer of 2-Hydroxyglutarate Linked to EglN Activation."Nature2012, 483, 484-488.

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18) Vasudev R. Bhonde and Ryan E. Looper "A stereocontrolled synthesis of (+)-saxitoxin"J. Am. Chem. Soc.2011, 133, 20172-20174.

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17) Catherine M. Serrano and Ryan E. Looper "Rapid assembly of cytimidine through tandem Cu-catalyzed N-aryl amidation reactions"Organic Letters2011, 13, 5000-5003.

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16) Ryan E. Looper, Travis J. Haussener and James B. C. Mack "Chlorotrimethylsilane activation of acylcyanamides for the synthesis of mono-N-acylguanidines"J. Org. Chem.2011, 76 (16), 6967-6971.

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15) Morgan J. Gainer, Nitasha R. Bennett, Yu Takahashi and Ryan E. Looper "Regioselective Rh(II)-catalyzed hydroaminations of propargylguanidines"Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 684-687.

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[Highlighted by the ACIE editors as a "HOT" paper]; [Highlighted in Synfacts 2011, 374.]

14) Robert L. Giles, Richard A. Nkansah and Ryan E. Looper "Synthesis of 2-thio and 2-oxoimidazoles via cascade addition-cycloisomerization reactions of propargyl-cyanamides"J. Org. Chem.2010, 75, 261-264.

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13) Mohan R. Kaadige, Ryan E. Looper, Kamalanaadhan Sadhaasivam and Donald E. Ayer "Glutamine-dependent anapleurosis dictates glucose uptake and cell growth by regulating MondoA transcriptional activity"Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA2009, 106, 14878-14883.

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12) Robert L. Giles, John D. Sullivan, Andrew M. Steiner and Ryan E. Looper "Addition-cycloisomerization of propargylcyanamides: efficient access to the 2-amino-imidazole core"Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2009, 48, 3116-3120. [Highlighted in Synfacts 2009, 725.]

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11) John D. Sullivan, Robert L. Giles and Ryan E. Looper "2-aminoimidazoles from Leucetta sponges; synthesis, biology and the emergence of a privileged pharmacophore"Current Bioactive Compounds2009, 5, 39-78.

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10) Gregory P. Tochtrop and Ryan E. Looper "Target-oriented synthesis/Strategies for building focused libraries and their uses." pp. 74-87. In Chemical Genomics, Ed. by Haian Fu. Cambridge University Press. 2012.

9) Ryan E. Looper, Daniela Pizzirani and Stuart L. Schreiber "Macrocycloadditions leading to conformationally restricted small molecules"Organic Letter2006, 8, 2063-2066.

8) Ryan E. Looper, Maria T.C. Runnegar and Robert M. Williams "Syntheses of the cylindrospermopsin alkaloids and their toxicological evaluation"Tetrahedron2006, 62, 4549-4562.

7) Ryan E. Looper, Maria T.C. Runnegar and Robert M. Williams "Synthesis of the putative structure of 7-deoxycylindrospermopsin: C7-oxygenation is not required for the inhibition of protein synthesis"Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2005, 44, 3879-3881.

6) Ryan E. Looper and Robert M. Williams "A concise asymmetric synthesis of the marine hepatotoxin 7-epi-cylindrospermopsin"Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2004, 43, 2930-2933. [Highlighted by the editors as a "VIP" paper].

5) Ryan E. Looper "Concise Asymmetric Syntheses of the Cylindrospermopsin Alkaloids" Ph.D. Dissertation, 2004, Colorado State University.

4) Ryan E. Looper and Robert M. Williams "Construction of cylindrospermopsin's A ring via an intramolecular oxazinone-N-oxide dipolar cycloaddition"Tetrahedron Lett.2001, 42, 769-771.

3) James R. Vyvyan, Celeste Loitz, Ryan E. Looper, Cheryl S. Mattingly, Emily A. Peterson and Steven T. Staben "Synthesis of aromatic bisabolene natural products via palladium-catalyzed cross couplings of organozinc reagents"J. Org. Chem.2004, 69, 2461-2468.

2) James R. Vyvyan and Ryan E. Looper "Total synthesis of (±)-heliannuol D, an allelochemical from Helianthus annuus"Tetrahedron Lett.2000, 41, 1151-1153.

1) Ryan E. Looper "Studies directed toward the synthesis of allelopathic natural products: the heliannuols, (±)-glandulone A, and related aromatic bisabolene natural products" M.S. Thesis, 1999, Western Washington University.



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