“Sulfonate N‐Heterocyclic Carbene–Copper Complexes: Uniquely Effective Catalysts for Enantioselective Synthesis of C−C, C−B, C−H, and C−Si Bonds,” Prof. Amir H. Hoveyda, Yuebiao Zhou, Dr. Ying Shi, Prof. M. Kevin Brown, Dr. Hao Wu, and Dr. Sebastian Torker, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 21304-21359.
“Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Clavirolide C. Applications of Cu-Catalyzed Asymmetric Conjugate Additions and Ru-Catalyzed Ring-Closing Metathesis,” M. Kevin Brown and Amir H. Hoveyda, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 12904-12906.
•Highlighted in Nature Chemistry, September 2008
“Enantioselective Synthesis of All-Carbon Quaternary Stereogenic Centers by Catalytic Asymmetric Conjugate Additions of Alkyl and Aryl Aluminum Reagents to Five-, Six-, and Seven-Membered-Ring -Substituted Cyclic Enones,” Tricia L. May, M. Kevin Brown and Amir H. Hoveyda, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 7358-7362.
“Highly Site- and Enantioselective Cu-Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation Reactions with Easily Accessible Vinylaluminum Reagents,” Yunmi Lee, Katsuhiro Akiyama, Dennis G. Gillingham, M. Kevin Brown and Amir H. Hoveyda, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 446-447.
“All-Carbon Quaternary Stereogenic Centers by Enantioselective Cu-Catalyzed Conjugate Additions Promoted by a Chiral N-Heterocyclic Carbene,” M. Kevin Brown, Tricia L. May, Carl A. Baxter and Amir H. Hoveyda Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 1097–1110.
“A Practical Method for Enantioselective Synthesis of All-Carbon Quaternary Stereogenic Centers through NHC-Cu-Catalyzed Conjugate Additions of Alkyl- and Arylzinc Reagents to b-Substituted Cyclic Enones,” Kang-sang Lee, M. Kevin Brown, Alexander W. Hird and Amir H. Hoveyda J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 7182–7184.
“Highly Enantioselective Cu-Catalyzed Conjugate Additions of Dialkylzinc Reagents to Unsaturated Furanones and Pyranones. Preparation of Air Stable and Catalytically Active Cu-Peptide Complexes,” M. Kevin Brown, Sylvia J. Degrado and Amir H. Hoveyda Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 5306–5310.
“Mechanism of the Enantioselective Oxidation of Racemic Secondary Alcohols Catalyzed by Chiral Mn(III)-Salen Complexes,” M. Kevin Brown, Megan M. Blewett, James R. Colombe and E. J. Corey, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 11165-11170.
“Catalytic Enantioselective Formation of Chiral-Bridged Dienes Which Are Themselves Ligands for Enantioselective Catalysis,” M. Kevin Brown and E. J. Corey, Org. Lett. 2010, 11, 172-175