Every Saturday the Sharma Lab holds Literature Meetings where one participant per week reviews literature relevant to Organic and/or Medicinal Chemistry.  Prior to the presentation a "Mechanism of the Week" is solved in hopes of warming up the groups mechanistic problem solving skills after a long week of research.  On this page you will find the literature source and presentation that was presented each week along with the Mechanism of the Week and its solution.  If you are interested in attending this session please e-mail Arianne.C.Hunter-1@ou.edu and she will get you connected

Practice Preliminary Exam

Presenter : Joe Stevens


Signal transduction in a covalent post-assembly
modification cascade

Total Synthesis of (-)-Tubingensin B Enabled by the Strategic use of an Aryne Cyclization

Aug. 26 2017

Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 3454-3457

Presenter : Bilal Almutwalli


Divergent Pathways in Metal Carbene Cascades

Sep. 09 2017

Org. Lett., ​2017, 19, 1638

Mechanism of the Week:

Presenter : Nick Massaro


Sep. 02 2017

Acc. Chem. Res., 2015, 48, 1021-1031.

Practice Literature Colloquium : 

Sep. 30 2017

Presenter : Eric Gardner


A Review on Iron Catalysis in Organic Synthesis

A Concise Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (–)-Virosaine A

Oct. 14 2017

Sep. 23 2017

Nat. Chem., 2017, 9, 944-949.  DOI: 10.1038/nchem.2801

Presenter : Arianne Hunter


Natural products inspired drug discovery

Presenter : James Herndon III


Presenter : Steven Schlitzer


Oct. 21 2017

Total Synthesis of the Cyclic Dodecapeptides Wewakazole and Wewakazole B

Sep. 16 2017

Nat. Chem., 2017, 1-6.  DOI: 10.1038/NCHEM.2839

A Concise, Efficient and Scalable Total Synthesis of Thapsigargin and Nortrilobolide from (R)‑(−) Carvone

Presenter : Kiran Chinthapally


Literature of the Week

Presenter : Xiaozheng Dou


Oct. 07 2017

​JACS., 2007, 129, 1465-1469.