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Reaction Progress Kinetics Analysis of 1,3-Disiloxanediols as Hydrogen-Bonding Catalysts
Kayla M. Diemoz, Jason E. Hein, Sean O. Wilson, James C. Fettinger, Annaliese K. Franz*
J. Org. Chem.  201782, 6738-6747.


Synthesis of Structurally Varied 1,3-Disiloxanediols and Their Activity as Anion-Binding Catalysts
Kayla M. Diemoz, Sean O. Wilson, Annaliese K. Franz*
Chem. Eur. J. 201622, 18349.

Combined nitrogen limitation and hydrogen peroxide treatment enhances neutral lipid accumulation in the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum
Andrew R. Burch, Annaliese K. Franz*
Bioresour. Technol. 2016219, 559.

Lanthanum(III)-Catalyzed Three-Component Reaction of Coumarin-3-carboxylates for the Synthesis of Indolylmalonamides and Analysis of Their Photophysical Properties
J. J. Jennings, C. P. Bhatt, A. K. Franz*
J. Org. Chem.  201681, 6211.


Chlorella vulgaris production enhancement with supplementation of synthetic medium in dairy manure wastewater
Shi, J.; Pandey, P. K.*; Franz, A. K.; Deng, H.; Jeannotte, R.
AMB Expr. 20166, 15-23.

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Titanium(IV)-Catalyzed Stereoselective Synthesis of Spirooxindole-1-pyrrolines
J. J. Badillo, C. J. A. Ribeiro, M. M. Olmstead, A. K. Franz*
Org. Lett 2014, 16, 6270.

Synthesis of spiropyrroline oxindoles

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Distinct Roles for Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Signaling and Calmodulin-Binding Transcriptional Activator3 in Regulating the Peak Time and Amplitude of the Plant General Stress Response
M. Bjornson, G Benn, X. Song, L. Comai, A. K. Franz, A. M. Dandekar, G. Drakakaki, K. Dehesh*
Plant Physiology 2014, 166, 988.

Plant Stress responses

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Catalytic Enantioselective Carboannulation with Allylsilanes
N. R. Ball-Jones, J. J. Badillo, N. T. Tran, and A. K. Franz*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 9462.

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The first [3+2] allylsilane carboannulation

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Counterion effects in the catalytic stereoselective synthesis of 2,3'-pyrrolidinyl spirooxindoles
J. P. MacDonald, B. H. Shupe, J. D. Schreiber, and A. K. Franz*
Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 5242.

crotylation of iminooxindoles

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Supramolecular hydrogen-bonding assembly of silanediols with bifunctional heterocycles
N. T. Tran, S. O. Wilson, and A. K. Franz*
Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 3738.

supramolecular assembly of silanediols


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A comparison of lipid storage in Phaeodactylum tricornutum and Tetraselmis Suecica, using laser scanning confocal microscopy
D. M. Wong, and A. K. Franz*
J. Microbiol. Methods 2013, 95, 122.

Confocal Microscopy with algae


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Synthesis of Spirocarbamate Oxindoles via Intramolecular Trapping of a B-silyl Carbocation by an N-Boc Group
B. H. Shupe, E. E. Allen, J. P. MacDonald, S. O. Wilson, and A. K. Franz*
Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 3218.

Trapping B silyl carbocations

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Phenotypic Screening with Oleaginous Microalgae Reveals Modulators of Lipid Productivity
A. K. Franz*, M. A. Danielwicz, and D. M. Wong, L. A. Anderson, and J. R. Boothe
ACS Chem. Biol. 2013, 8, 1053.

Small molecule modulators of lipid production

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Asymmetric Catalysis for the Synthesis of Spirocyclic Compounds
A. K. Franz*, N. V. Hanhan, and N. R. Ball-Jones
ACS Catal. 2013, 3, 540.

Review of the asymmetric synthesis of spirocyclic compounds

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Organosilicon Molecules with Medicinal Applications
S. O. Wilson, and A. K. Franz*
J. Med. Chem. 2013, 56, 388.

Organosilicon molecules in medicinal chemistry

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An improved high-throughput Nile red fluorescence assay for estimating intracellular lipids in a variety of yeast species
I. R. Sitepu, L. Ignatia, A. K. Franz, D. M. Wong, S. A. Faulina, M. Tsui, A. Kanti, K. Boundy-Mills
J. Microbiol. Methods, 2012, 91, 321.

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NMR and X-ray Studies of Hydrogen Bonding for Amide-Containing Silanediols
S. O. Wilson, N. T. Tran, and A. K. Franz*
Organometallics 2012, 31, 6715.

Silanediol studies

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Real-Time Monitoring of Transesterification by 1H NMR Spectroscopy: Catalyst Comparison and Improved Calculation for Biodiesel Conversion
L. A. Anderson, and A. K. Franz*
Energy Fuels 2012, 26, 6404.

Real time monitoring of transesterification

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Enantiocontrol with a Hydrogen-bond Directing Pyrrolidinylsilanol Catalyst
T. Min, J. C. Fettinger, and A. K. Franz*
ACS Catal. 2012, 2, 1661.

Enantioselective allylation using allylsilane nucleophiles

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Scandium(III)-Catalyzed Enantioselective Allylation of Isatins Using Allylsilanes
N. V. Hanhan, Y. C. Tang, N. T. Tran, and A. K. Franz*
Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 2218.

Enantioselective allylation using allylsilane nucleophiles

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Strategies for the enantioselective synthesis of spirooxindoles
N. R. Ball-Jones, J. J. Badillo and A. K. Franz*
Org. and Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 5165.

Review of strategies for the synthesis of spirooxindoles

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Catalytic Stereoselective Synthesis of Diverse Oxindoles and Spirooxindoles from Isatins
J. P. MacDonald, J. J. Badillo, G. E. Arevalo, A. Silva-Garcia and A. K. Franz*
ACS Comb. Sci. 2012, 14, 285.

Synthesis of a diverse library of oxindoles

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Catalytic Asymmetric [3+2] Annulation of Allylsilanes with Isatins: Synthesis of Spirooxindoles
N. V. Hanhan, N. R. Ball-Jones, N. T. Tran and A. K. Franz*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 989.

First Catalytic Asymmetric [3+2] allylsilane annulation reaction

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Cooperative Hydrogen-Bonding Effects in Silanediol Catalysis
N. T. Tran, S. O. Wilson, and A. K. Franz*
Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 186.

Silanediol Catalysis


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Enantioselective and Regioselective Indium(III)-Catalyzed Addition of Pyrroles to Isatins
E. G. Gutierrez, C. J. Wong, A. H. Sahin, and A. K. Franz*
Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 5754.

Pyrolle addition

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Enantioselective Pictet-Spengler Reactions of Isatins for the Synthesis of Spiroindolones
J. J. Badillo, A. Silva-Garcia, B. H. Shupe, J. C. Fettinger, and A. K. Franz*
Tetrahedron Lett.. 2011, 52, 5550.

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Triacylglycerol Profiling of Marine Microalgae by Mass Spectrometry
M. A. Danielewicz, L. A. Anderson, and A. K. Franz*
J. Lipid. Research 2011, 52, 2101.

Using MALDI-TOF and NMR spectroscopy to profile algae triacylglycerols relevant for biofuels and high-value lipid products.

maldi analysis figure

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Gas Phase Acidity Studies of Dual Hydrogen-Bonding Organic Silanols and Organocatalysts
M. Liu, N. T. Tran, A. K. Franz,* and J. K. Lee*
J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 7186-7194.

Acidity studies comparing silanols, silanediols and other hydrogen-bonding organocatalysts

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Silyl Fluoride Electrophiles for the Enantioselective Synthesis of Silylated Pyrrolidine Catalysts
K. I. Jentzsch, T. Min, J. I. Etcheson, J. C. Fettinger, and A. K. Franz*
J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 7065-7075.

Silyl pyrrolidine catalysts for the Michael reaction and ESI-MS identification of a hydrogen-bonded pyrrolidine-nitrostyrene adduct

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Silanediol Hydrogen-bonding Activation of Carbonyl Compounds
N. T. Tran, T. Min, and A. K. Franz*
Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 9897-9900.

Geo-inspired Catalysis: the first example of silanediols as organocatalysts and activation of carbonyls for the Diels-Alder reaction


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Titanium-catalyzed Stereoselective Synthesis of Spirooxindole Oxazolines
J. J. Badillo, G. E. Arevalo, J. C. Fettinger, and A. K. Franz*
Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 418-421.

New synthetic methodology and regiochemical reversal for spirocyclic oxazolines

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Enantioselective Synthesis of Substituted Oxindoles and Spirooxindoles with Applications in Drug Discovery
J. J. Badillo, N. V. Hanhan, and A. K. Franz*
Curr. Opin. Drug Disc. Dev. 2010, 13, 758-766.

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Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Substituted 3-Hydroxy-2-Oxindoles
N. V. Hanhan, A. H. Sahin, T. W. Chang, J. C. Fettinger, and A. K. Franz*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 744-747.

Highlighted in Synfacts 2010, 4, 449.

A comparison of scandium(III) and indium(III) chiral complexes for enantioselective addition of various aromatic and non-aromatic nucleophiles to isatins.

The Synthesis of Biologically Active Organosilicon Small Molecules
A. K. Franz*
Curr. Opin. Drug Disc. Dev. 2007, 10, 654-671.

Synthesis and Cellular Profiling of Diverse Organosilicon Small Molecules
A. K. Franz, P. D. Dreyfuss, and S. L. Schreiber
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 1020-1021

Diastereoselective Silacyclopropanations of Functionalized Chiral Alkenes
T. G. Driver, A. K. Franz, and K. A. Woerpel
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 6524-6525.

ZnBr2-Catalyzed Insertions of Carbonyl Compounds into Silacyclopropanes: Regiochemical Reversal Dependent on Metal Salt
A. K. Franz, and K. A. Woerpel
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2000, 39, 4295-4299.

Development of Reactions of Silacyclopropanes as New Nethods for Stereoselective Organic Synthesis
A. K. Franz, and K. A. Woerpel
Acc. Chem. Res. 2000, 33, 813-820.

Stereospecific and Regioselective Reactions and Silacyclopropanes with Carbonyl Compounds Catalyzed by Copper Salts: Evidence for a Transmetalation Mechanism
A. K. Franz, and K. A. Woerpel
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 949-957.


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