Gustavo Moura

Rowan University

    • 399 Citations
    • 11 h-Index
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    Research interests

    Research Expertise:
    Drug Discovery | Reaction Invention | Organic Synthesis

    My background is in synthetic organic chemistry with an emphasis in methods development and library synthesis. My research group is focused on developing novel reactions for the synthesis of biologically relevant molecular scaffolds. Our central hypothesis is to invent organic reactions to access biologically relevant molecular targets. Thus, I have a number of projects dedicated to the synthesis of small molecule libraries with a diverse array of biological properties and to the discovery of novel reaction pathways for the synthesis of complex molecular scaffolds.

    Novel Methods for the Synthesis of Small Heterocycles, Synthesis of Pharmacologically Relevant Molecular Scaffolds, Photoredox Catalysis for New Reaction Discovery, Isolation and Characterization of Natural Products from Peruvian Medicinal Plants, Development of Novel Drugs for the Treatment of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases, Novel Alkaloid-like Scaffolds as Highly Potent Analgesics Without side Effects.

    2018 NSF CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award

    Member of:
    American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry (ACS)

    Recent Academic Projects:
    Developing workshop-like certificate program for returning veterans in chemistry instrumentation. 

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    Projects 2014 2023

    Research Output 2004 2019

    • 399 Citations
    • 11 h-Index
    • 19 Article
    • 1 Letter
    2 Citations (Scopus)

    Synthesis of Chromenoisoxazolidines from Substituted Salicylic Nitrones via Visible-Light Photocatalysis

    Haun, G., Paneque, A. N., Almond, D. W., Austin, B. E. & Moura-Letts, G., Mar 1 2019, In : Organic letters. 21, 5, p. 1388-1392 5 p.

    Rowan University

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Cycloaddition Reaction
    2 Citations (Scopus)

    One-pot synthesis of vinylisoxazolidines from simple hydroxylamines and conjugated carbonyls

    Quinn, D. J., Tumbelty, L. N., Moscarello, E. M., Paneque, A. N., Zinsky, A. H., Russ, M. P., Haun, G. J., Cinti, N. A., Dare, R. M. & Moura-Letts, G., Dec 13 2017, In : Tetrahedron Letters. 58, 50, p. 4682-4686 5 p.

    Rowan University

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    6 Citations (Scopus)

    Solvent-Directed Epoxide Opening with Primary Amines for the Synthesis of β-Amino Alcohols

    Lizza, J. R. & Moura-Letts, G., Mar 15 2017, In : Synthesis (Germany). 49, 6, p. 1231-1242 12 p., ss-2016-m0690-op.

    Rowan University

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Amino alcohols
    Amino Alcohols
    Epoxy Compounds
    Bearings (structural)
    8 Citations (Scopus)

    Alumina-promoted synthesis of N-aryl-1,2,4-triazoles from substituted hydrazines and imides

    Neuhaus, W. C. & Moura-Letts, G., Jan 1 2016, In : Tetrahedron Letters. 57, 45, p. 4974-4977 4 p.

    Rowan University

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Aluminum Oxide
    Substitution reactions
    2 Citations (Scopus)

    Direct Synthesis of Cyanopyrrolidinyl β-Amino Alcohols for the Development of Diabetes Therapeutics

    Lizza, J. R., Patel, S. V., Yang, C. F. & Moura-Letts, G., Jan 1 2016, In : European Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2016, 30, p. 5160-5168 9 p.

    Rowan University

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Amino Alcohols
    Medical problems