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Barry M. Trost

Tamaki Professor of Humanities and Sciences


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Honors and Awards

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow 1967-69,
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar 1970-75
H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, 1975
American-Swiss Foundation Fellow, 1975
ACS Award in Pure Chemistry, 1977
ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, 1981
Elected Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1977
Elected to the National Academy of Sciences, 1980
Baekeland Award, 1981
Julius Stieglitz Memorial Lecturer of ACS-Chicago Section, 1980-81
Centenary Lecturer, Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), 1981-82
Elected Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1982
First Allan R. Day Award of Philadelphia Organic Chemist's Club, 1983
Chemical Pioneer of the American Institute of Chemists, 1983
Medal of the University of Helsinki, 1983
Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung Award, 1984
Kentucky Colonel, State of Kentucky, 1987
MERIT Award of the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences of NIH, 1988
Nebraska Admiral, State of Nebraska, 1988
Hamilton Award, University of Nebraska, 1988
Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, 1989
Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Essential Oils and Related Products,
American Chemical Society, 1990
Dr. Paul Janssen Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis, 1990
ASSU Graduate Teaching Award, Stanford University, 1991
Pfizer Senior Faculty Award, 1992
Bing Teaching Award, Stanford University, 1993
Docteur honoris causa of the Université Claude Bernard (Lyon-I), France, 1994
Roger Adams Award, American Chemical Socity, 1995
Doctor Scientiarum Honoris Causa, Technion, Haifa, Israel, 1997
Merck-Schuchardt Lecturer of the French Chemical Society, 1998
SCI-ACS (Joint Italian-American Chemical Societies) Lecturer, 1998
Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, 1998
Herbert C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods, American Chemical Society, 1999
Elsevier Award, Belgium Organic Synthesis Symposium, 2000
Nichols Medal, New York Section, American Chemical Society, 2000
Yamada Prize, Japan, 2001
Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education, American Chemical Society, 2002
Arthur C. Cope Award, American Chemical Society, 2004
John Scott Award, City of Philadelphia, 2004
2007 Thomson Scientific Laureate
Kitasato Microbial Chemistry Medal, 2007
Kosolapoff Award, Auburn ACS Section, 2008
Nagoya Medal, 2008
Fellow of the American Chemical Society, 2012
Penn Chemistry Distinguished Alumni Award 2013
Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry Award, Israel Chemistry Society, 2013



Editorial Appointments

Associate Editor, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1974-80
Advisory Board of Editors, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 1973-77
Editorial Advisory Board, Organometallics, 1981-85
Editorial Advisory Board, Synthesis, 1985-2008
Editorial Advisory Board, Chemical & Engineering News, 1989-92
Board of Editors, Heteroatom Chemistry, 1989-
Tetrahedron Board of Consulting Editors, 1992-2002
Editorial Board, Natural Products Letters, 1992-2002
International Editorial Board, Journal of the Chemical Society-Perkin I, 1992-97
Editor, CHEMTRACTS-Organic Chemistry, 1993-
Editorial Board, Chemistry - A European Journal, 1995-
Advisory Board, Bulletin de la Société Chimique de France, 1996-7
International Advisory Board, Current Organic Chemistry, 1997-
Editorial Board, Natural Products Letters, 1998-
Editorial Advisory Board, Organic Letters, 1999-
Editorial Board, Green Chemistry, 1999-
Editorial Advisory Board, Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, 2000-
Editorial Advisory Board, Accounts of Chemical Research, 2001-2003
Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2002-06
Editorial Board, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2003-2006
Editorial Board, Central European Journal of Chemistry, 2003-
Editorial Advisory Board, Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2005-
Editorial Board, Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 2006-
Editorial Advisory Board, Reaxys (CrossFire Beilstein) Database, 2007-

Active Editorial Board of Organic Reactions Series, 1972-81
Editor, Structure and Reactivity, Concepts in Organic Chemistry Series (Springer-Verlag)
Editorial Board, Dictionary of Organic Compounds
Editorial Board, Dictionary of Organometallic Compounds
Editor, Synthesis Today and Tomorrow, with C.R. Hutchinson, Pergamon Press, 1981
Editor, Selectivity - A Goal for Synthetic Efficiency, with W. Bartmann, Verlag Chemie, 1984
Editor-in-Chief, Comprehensive Organic Synthesis, Pergamon Press, 1991
Editorial Board, Houben-Weyl 2000
Editor, Stereocontrolled Organic Synthesis. Chemistry of the 21st Century, IUPAC-Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1994
Editor, Foundations of Organic Chemistry series, Thieme Verlag, 1995-
Editorial Board, Science of Synthesis, Houben-Weyl Methods of Molecular Transformations 1995-



Representative Publications
1. Magnesium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Direct Aldol Addition of Ethyl Diazoacetate to Aromatic, Aliphatic, and a,b-Unsaturated Aldehydes, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131, 1674 (2009), Trost, B.M.; Malhotra, S.; Fried, B.A.
2. Asymmetric Total Synthesis of Soraphen A: A Flexible Alkyne Strategy, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48, 5478 (2009), Trost, B.M.; Sieber, J.D.; Qian, W.; Dhawan, R.; Ball, Z.T.
3. Total Synthesis and Stereochemical Assignment of (-)-Ushikulide A, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131, 15066 (2009), Trost, B.M.; O'Boyle, B.M.; Hund, D.
4. Evaluating Transition Metal-Catalyzed Transformations for the Synthesis of Laulimalide, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131, 17087 (2009), Trost, B.M.; Amans, D.; Seganish, W.M.; Chung, C.K.
5. Cyclic 1,2-Diketones as Core Building Blocks: A Strategy for the Total Synthesis of (-)-Terpestacin, Chem. Eur. J., 16, 6265 (2010), Trost, B.M.; Dong, G.; Vance, J.A.
6. Enantioselective ProPhenol-Catalyzed Addition of 1,3-Diynes to Aldehydes to Generate Synthetically Versatile Building Blocks and Diyne Natural Products, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 5186 (2010), Trost, B.M.; Chan, V.; Yamamoto, D.
7. Differential Reactivities of Enyne Substrates in Ruthenium- and Palladium-Catalyzed Cycloisomerizations to Bi- and Tri-Cyclic Products, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 9206 (2010), Trost, B.M.; Gutierrez, A.C.; Ferreira, E.M.
8. Total Synthesis of Bryostatin 16 using a Pd-Catalyzed Diyne-Coupling as Macrocyclization Metrhod and Synthesis of C20-epi-Bryostatin 7 as a Potent Anticancer Agent, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 16403 (2010), Trost, B.M.; Dong, G.
9. Development of a Concise Synthesis of (-)-Oseltamivir (Tamiflu®), Chem. Eur. J., 17, 3630 (2011), Trost, B.M.; Zhang, T.
10. Propargyl Alcohols as Oxocarbenolide Precursors for the Ruthenium-Catalyzed Cyclopropanation of Unactivated Olefins by Redox Isomerization, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 4766    (2011), Trost, B.M.; Breder, A.; O'Keefe, B.M.; Rao, M.; Franz,, A.W.
11. Exercising Regiocontrol in Palladium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Prenylations and Geranylations: Unifying Strategy Towards Flustramines A and B, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 7328-31 (2011), Trost, B.M.; Malhotra, S.; Chan, W.H.
12. Contemporaneous Dual Catalysis: Chemoselective Coupling of Catalytic Vanadium-allenoate and p-Allylpalladium Intermediates, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 12824 (2011) Trost, B.M.; Luan, X.; Miller, Y.
13. The Palladium Catalyzed Asymmetric Addition of Oxindoles and Allenes: an Atom-Economical Versatile Method for the Construction of Chiral Indole Alkaloids, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 20611 (2011), Trost, B.M.; Xie, J.; Sieber, J.D.
14. Thionium Ion-mediated Medium-sized Ring Synthesis of Asteriscunolide D, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 1474 (2012), Trost, B.M.; Burns, A.C.; Bartlett, M.J.; Tautz, T.; Weiss, A.H.
15. Enantioselective Construction of Pyrrolidines by Palladium-Catalyzed Asymmetric [3+2] Cycloaddition of Trimethylenemethane with Imines, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 4941 (2012), Trost, B.M.; Silverman, S.M.
16. Benzylic Phosphates as Electrophiles in the Palladium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Benzylation of Azlactones, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 5778 (2012), Trost, B.M.; Czabaniuk, L.
17.Asymmetric catalytic alkynylation of acetaldehyde and its application to the synthesis of (+)-tetrahydropyrenophorol, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51, 6704 (2012), Trost, B.M.; Quintard, A.
18. Development of Zn-ProPhenol-Catalyzed Asymmetric Alkyne Addition: Synthesis of Chiral Propargyl Alcohols, Chem. Eur. J., 18, 16498 (2012), Trost, B.M.; Bartlett, M.J.; Weiss, A.H.; Chan, V.S.; von Wangelin, A.J.
19. Palladium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Allylic Alkylation via C-H Activation, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52, 1563 (2013), Trost, B.M.; Thaisrivongs, D.A.; Donckele, E.J.
20. Regio- and Enantioselective Synthesis of Pyrrolidines Bearing a Quaternary Center by Palladium-catalyzed Asymmetric [3+2] Cycloaddition of Trimethylenemethane, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135, 2459 (2013), Trost, B.M.; Lam, T.M.; Herbage, M.A.
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