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Rhodium-catalyzed oxidative C–H allylation of benzamides with 1,3-dienes by allyl-to-allyl 1,4-Rh(III) migration (2016)
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with 1,3-dienes by allyl-to-allyl 1,4-Rh(III) migration. Journal of the American Chemical Society, doi:10.1021/jacs.6b06884. ISSN 0002-7863

The Rh(III)-catalyzed oxidative C–H allylation of N-acetylbenzamides with 1,3-dienes is described. The presence of allylic hydrogens cis- to the less substituted alkene of the 1,3-diene is important for the success of these reactions. With the assist... Read More

On Mordell–Weil groups and congruences between derivatives of twisted Hasse–Weil L-functions (2015)
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Burns, D., Macias Castillo, D., & Wuthrich, C. (2018). On Mordell–Weil groups and congruences between derivatives of twisted Hasse–Weil L-functions. Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik, 734, (187-228). doi:10.1515/ crelle-2014-0153. ISSN 0075-4102

Let A be an abelian variety defined over a number field k and let F be a finite Galois extension of k. Let p be a prime number. Then under certain not-too-stringent conditions on A and F we compute explicitly the algebraic part of the p-component of... Read More

On the Galois structure of Selmer groups (2015)
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Burns, D., Castillo, D. M., & Wuthrich, C. (in press). On the Galois structure of Selmer groups. International Mathematics Research Notices, 22, doi:10.1093/imrn/rnv045. ISSN 1073-7928

Let A be an abelian variety defined over a number field k and F a finite Galois extension of k. Let p be a prime number. Then under certain not-too-stringent conditions on A and F, we investigate the explicit Galois structure of the p-primary Selmer... Read More

Synthesis of spirocyclic enones by rhodium-catalyzed dearomatizing oxidative annulation of 2-alkenylphenols with alkynes and enynes (2014)
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Kujawa, S., Best, D., Burns, D. J., & Lam, H. W. (2014). Synthesis of spirocyclic enones by rhodium-catalyzed dearomatizing oxidative annulation of 2-alkenylphenols with alkynes and enynes. Chemistry - A European Journal, 20(28), doi:10.1002/chem.201403454. ISSN 0947-6539

The dearomatizing oxidative annulation of 2-alkenylphenols with alkynes and enynes proceeds with high yields and regioselectivities under Rh(III) catalysis. These reactions are successful using Cu(OAc)2 or air as the stoichiometric oxidant, and provi... Read More

Spores of Clostridium difficile clinical isolates display a diverse germination response to bile salts (2012)
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Heeg, D., Burns, D. A., Cartman, S. T., & Minton, N. P. (2012). Spores of Clostridium difficile clinical isolates display a diverse germination response to bile salts. PLoS ONE, 7(2), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032381. ISSN 1932-6203

Clostridium difficile spores play a pivotal role in the transmission of infectious diarrhoea, but in order to cause disease spores must complete germination and return to vegetative cell growth. While the mechanisms of spore germination are well unde... Read More