Publications

(22) Hackett, S.; Bray, C. D. ‘Synthesis of aryl and heteroaryl substituted cyclopropanes by catalytic decarboxylation’ under revision.

(21) Shirley, H. S.; Bray, C. D. ‘Spiroketal Formation via Cascade Oxidative Dearomatization: An Approach to the Phorbaketal Skeleton’ Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2016, 1504–1507

(20) Smith, G. M. T.; Burton, P. M.; Bray, C. D. ‘Sultones and Sultines via a Julia-Kocienski Reaction of Epoxides’ Angew. Chem., Int, Ed. Engl. 2015, 54, 15236.  Highlighted in the online version of Forbes Magazine.

(19) Willis, N. J.; Bray, C. D. ‘An ortho-quinone methide based strategy towards the rubromycin spiroketal family’ RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 80212.

(18) Llortente-Garcia I, Lenn T, Erhardt H, Harriman O, Liu L N, Robson A, Chiu S W, Matthews S, Willis N, Bray C, Lee S H, Shin J Y, Bustamante C, Liphardt J, Friedrich T, Mullineaux C W, Leake M. ‘Single-molecule in vivo imaging of bacterial respiratory complexes indicates delocalized oxidative phosphorylation’ Biochim Biophys Acta–Bioenergetics, 2014, 811-824.

(17) Minicone, F.; Rogers, W. J.; Green, J. F. J.; Bray, C. D. ‘Direct conversion of epoxides to aziridines with N-arylphosphoramidates’ submitted to Tetrahedron Letters, 2014, 55, 5890-5891.

(16) Hackett, S.; Bray, C. D. Iodomethyltrimethylsilane in e-Encyclopedia of reagents for Organic Synthesis, Wiley InterScience, 2013.

(15) Willis, N. J.; Bray, C. D. Chem. Eur. J.  201218, 9160-9173.

(14) Minicone, F.; Bray, C. D. ‘Stereocontrolled Synthesis of Quaternary Cyclopropyl Esters’ Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 5867-5869.

(13)  De Faveri, G.;  Bray, C. D. ‘Stereocontrolled Synthesis of trans-Cyclopropyl Sulfones from Terminal Epoxides’ J. Org. Chem. 2010, 75, 4652-4655.

(12) Bray, C. D.; Olasoji, J. ’A Total Synthesis of (+)-Bacillamide B’ Synlett, 2010, 599-601.

(11) Bray, C. D. ‘An Approach to Benzannelated [5,6]-Spiroketals’ Synlett, 2008, 2500-2502.  Highlighted in SynFacts and chosen as the ‘SynFact of the Month’ by Victor Snieckus, see: SynFacts, 2008, 1259. For a related SynStory, see: SynForm 2009, 04, A31.

(10) Bray, C. D. ‘Generation and Hetero-Diels-Alder Reactions of an o-Quinone Methide under Mild, Anionic Conditions: Rapid Synthesis of mono-Benzannelated Spiroketals’ Org. Biomol. Chem. 2008, 6, 2815-2819.

(9)  Tang, B.; Bray, C. D.; Pattenden, G.; Rogers, J. ’Total Synthesis of (+)-Z-Deoxypukalide, a Furanobutenolide-based Cembranoid Isolated from the Pacific Octocoral Leptogorgia spp’  Tetrahedron, 2010, 66, 2492-2500.

(8) Tang, B.; Bray, C. D.; Pattenden, G. ‘Total synthesis of (+)-intricarene using a biogenetically patterned pathway from (-)-bipinnatin J, involving a novel transannular [5+2] (1,3-dipolar) cycloaddition‘  Org. Biomol. Chem. 2009, 7, 4448-4457.

(7)  Tang, B.; Bray, C. D.; Pattenden, G. ‘A Biomimetic Total Synthesis of (+)-Intricarene’ Tetrahedron Lett. 2006, 47, 6401-6404. Highlighted in SynFacts by Philip Kocienski; see, SynFacts, 2007, 1, 6.

(6)  Bray, C. D.; Pattenden, G. ‘A Biogenetically Patterned Approach to the Unusual Methylenecyclobutanol Moiety in Providencin’, Tetrahedron Lett. 2006, 47, 3937-3939.

(5)  Hodgson, D. M.; Bray, C. D.; Kindon, N. D.; Reynolds, N. J.; Coote, S. J.; Um, J.; Houk, K. N. ‘Synthesis and C-Alkylation of Hindered Aldehyde Enamines’ J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 1019-1028.

(4)  Hodgson, D. M.; Bray, C. D.; Humphreys, P. G. ‘Expanding the Utility of Lithiated Epoxides and Aziridines in Synthesis’, Synlett. 2006, 1-22. 2nd Most Accessed Synlett paper of 2006.

(3)  Hodgson, D. M.; Bray, C. D. ‘Metalated Epoxides and Aziridines in Synthesis’ in Aziridines and Epoxides in Organic Synthesis, Ed. A. Yudin, WILEY-VCH: Weinheim, 2006, pp 145-184.

(2)  Hodgson, D. M.; Bray, C. D.; Kindon, N. D. ’2-Ene-1,4-diols by Dimerization of Terminal Epoxides with Hindered Lithium Amides’, Org. Lett. 2005, 7, 2305-2308. Highlighted in SynFacts by Paul Knochel; see, SynFacts, 2005, 2, 162.

(1)  Hodgson, D. M.; Bray, C. D.; Kindon, N. D. ‘Enamines from Epoxides and Hindered Lithium Amides’, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 6870-6871.

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