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2017 / 2018

January
01 The Tokuyama Synthesis of (-)-Histrionicotoxin Douglass F. Taber
08 C-O Ring Construction: The Uchiro Synthesis of GKK1032A2 Douglass F. Taber
15 C-O Ring Construction: Ramariolide B (Sieber), (-)-Hedycoropyran A (Tong), (+)-Colomitide A (Jiao/Xie), (+)-Laurencin (West), (+)-Laurencin (Widenhoefer/Hong), Chivosazole F (Paterson) Douglass F. Taber
22 C-H Functionalization: The Inoue Synthesis of Zaragozic Acid C Douglass F. Taber
29 Functional Group Protecting: The Maimone Synthesis of (+)-Mikanokryptin Douglass F. Taber
February
05 The Sato/Chida Synthesis of Madangamine A Douglass F. Taber
12 Enantioselective Synthesis of Alcohols and Amines: The Hayashi Oxylipin Synthesis Douglass F. Taber
19 Enantioselective Construction of Alkylated Stereogenic Centers: The Nanda Synthesis of α-Cuparenone Douglass F. Taber
26 Arrays of Stereogenic Centers: The Ellman Synthesis of (+)-Pancratistatin Douglass F. Taber
March
05 The Ma Synthesis of Lungshengenin D Douglass F. Taber
12 Functional Group Interconversion: The Simpkins Synthesis of Concavine Douglass F. Taber
19 Functional Group Oxidation: The Xie Synthesis of Tochuinyl Acetate Douglass F. Taber
26 Functional Group Reduction Douglass F. Taber
April    
02 The Gong/Yang Synthesis of Pavidolide B Douglass F. Taber
09 C-O Ring Construction: The Carreira Synthesis of (+)-Broussonetine H Douglass F. Taber
16 C-O Natural Products: Leupyrrin B1 (Menche), Polycavernoside A (Sasaki), Intricenyne (Suh), Toxicodenane A (Ito), Orientalol F (Gong/Yang), Phorbaketal A (Tong) Douglass F. Taber
23 C-N Ring Construction: The Robinson and Morimoto Syntheses of Lepadiformine A Douglass F. Taber
30 Alkaloid Synthesis: Crinine (Tang), Codonopsinine (Jung), Gephyrotoxin 287C (Amat), Kopsone (Huang/Yu/Hong), Dendrobine (Chen), Actinophyllic Acid (Chen) Douglass F. Taber
May
07 The Fukuyama Synthesis of Tetrodotoxin Douglass F. Taber
14 Reduction: The Beller Synthesis of Peronatin B Douglass F. Taber
21 Oxidation: The Maimone Synthesis of Majucin Douglass F. Taber
28 Organic Functional Group Conversion: The Gleason Synthesis of Virosaine A Douglass F. Taber
June    
04 The Shenvi Synthesis of (-)-11-O-Debenzoyltashironin Douglass F. Taber
11 Functional Group Protecting: The Rawal Synthesis of (-)-N-Methylwelwitindolinone B Isothiocyanate Douglass F. Taber
18 Substituted Benzene Derivatives: The Barrett Synthesis of Grifolic Acid Douglass F. Taber
25 Heteroaromatics: The Shao/Zhao Synthesis of Cermizine B Douglass F. Taber
July
02 The Inoue Synthesis of Resiniferatoxin Douglass F. Taber
09 Enantioselective Synthesis of Alcohols and Amines: The Lindel Synthesis of Hemiasterlin Douglass F. Taber
16 Alkylated Stereogenic Centers: The Cao Synthesis of Chanoclavine I Douglass F. Taber
23 Arrays of Stereogenic Centers: The Wu Synthesis of Neomaclafungin A Douglass F. Taber
30 Organocatalyzed C-C Ring Construction: The Scheidt Synthesis of Armillaridin Douglass F. Taber
August
06 The Dixon Synthesis of Himalensine A Douglass F. Taber
13 Metal-Mediated Carbocyclic Construction: The Nakada Synthesis of Paclitaxel (TaxolŽ) Douglass F. Taber
20 Diels-Alder Cycloaddition: Kalihinol C (Shenvi), Lepadin B (Chen), Stachyflin (Magauer), Antrocin (Su/Yang), Wickerol A (Trauner), Morphine (Chen) Douglass F. Taber
27 Carbocyclic Construction: Lysergine (Luo), Muscone (Yeung), Aplykurodinone-1 (Qiu), Dendrowardol C (Carreira), Wortmannin (Luo), Aphanamal (Morken) Douglass F. Taber
September
03 The Smith Synthesis of Nahuoic Acid Ci(Bii) Douglass F. Taber
10 Alkene Functionalization: The Weinreb Synthesis of Alstoscholarisine C Douglass F. Taber
17 C-C Bond Formation: The Hoveyda Synthesis of Prostaglandin E2 Douglass F. Taber
24 C-H Functionalization: The Snyder Synthesis of Scaparvin B Douglass F. Taber