Jilmar A. Murillo, Juan F. Gil, Yulieth A. Upegui, Adriana M. Restrepo, Sara M. Robledo, Winston Quinones, Fernando Echeverri, Aurelio San Martin, Horacio F. Olivo and Gustavo Escobar. Antileishmanial Activity and Cytotoxicity of ent-Beyerene Diterpenoids. Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2019, 27, 152-160.

Rosmarbel Morales and Horacio F. Olivo. Synthetic Applications of Sulfur-based Chiral Auxiliaries in Asymmetric Syntheses. Journal of the Mexican Chemical Society. accepted for publication. 

Michelle L. Trujillo-Lagunas, Ignacio Medina-Mercado, Ivann Zaragoza-Galicia, Horacio F. Olivo, Moises Romero-Ortega. A Synthesis of 4-Chloro-2-(trichloromethyl)pyrimidines and Their Study in Nucleophilic Substitution. Synthesis 2018, 50, in press.Ignacio Medina-Mercardo, Ivann Zaragoza-Galicia, Horacio F. Olivo, Moises Romero-Ortega. 2-Trifluoromethyl-1,3-diazabutadienes as useful intermediates for the construction of 2-trifluoromethylpyrimidine derivativesSynthesis 2018, 50, 4133-4139.


Ernane C. de Souza, Moises Romero-Ortega, Horacio F. Olivo. Lipase-mediated selective acetylation of primary alcohols in ethyl acetate. Tetrahedron Lett. 2018, 59, 287.


Rafael Diaz-Hernandez, Ivann Zaragoza-Galicia, Horacio F. Olivo, Moises Romero-Ortega. Reduction of Trichloromethyl Group with Triphenylphosphine and Water in Ethyl Acetate. Chemistry Select 2017, 2, 10067.

chemistry select

Laura Munive, Victor Gomez, Horacio F. Olivo. Manganese Triacetate Oxidation of methyl 1-hydroxy-2-naphthalenecarboxylates. Tetrahedron Lett. 2017, 58, 2445-2447.

TetLett 2017

Moises A. Romero-Reyes, Ivann Zaragoza-Galicia, Horacio F. Olivo, Moises Romero-Ortega. Chemoselective Reduction of Trichloromethyl Compounds to gem-Dichloromethyl Groups Following Appel’s Reaction Protocol. J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 9515-9519.

JOC 2016

Harim Lechuga-Eduardo, Moises Romero-Ortega, and Horacio F. Olivo. Synthesis of Functionalized Ring C of Escobarines. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2016, 51-54.


Claudia Rojas-Flores, Maria Yolanda Rios, Rebeca Lopez-Marure, and Horacio F. Olivo. Karwinaphthopyranones from the Fruits of Karwinskia parvifolia and Their Cytotoxic Activities. J. Nat. Prod. 2014, 77, 2404-2409.


Harim Lechuga-Eduardo, Horacio F. Olivo, and Moises Romero-Ortega. Syntheses of 4-Substituted 2-Trichloromethylquinazolines under mild Conditions by Benzyne [4+2] CyclodditionEur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 5910-5913.

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Yolanda Rios and Horacio F. Olivo. Natural and synthetic alkamides. Applications in pain therapy. In Studies in Natural Products Chemistry; 2014; Vol. 43, pp. 79–121.

Studies in Natural products

Veronica M. Rivas, Laura Munive, and Horacio F. Olivo. Thio-Michael/Aldol/Cyclization Cascade of N-Enoyl Thiazolidinethiones with Aliphatic Aldehydes and Cyclic Ketones. Synlett 2014, 25, 876-880.


Laura Munive, Sena A. Dzakuma, and Horacio F. Olivo. Stereochemical Control on the Michael Additions of Chiral 1,3-Oxazolidine-2-thiones to N-Crotonyl 1,3-Oxazolidin-2-ones. Tetrahedron Lett. 2013, 54, 1230-1232.


Leticia Minor-Villar, Rodolfo Tello-Aburto, Horacio F. Olivo, Aydee Fuentes, Moises Romero-Ortega. Desulfurization-Oxygenation of Chiral 1,3-Thiazolidine-2-thiones and 1,3-Oxazolidine-2-thiones Using Propylene Oxide and Microwave Irradiation. Synlett 2012, 23, 2835-2839. ISSN: 0936-5214.

Synlett 2012

Lemuel Pérez-Picaso, Horacio F. Olivo, Rocío Argotte-Ramos, and María Yolanda Rios. Linear and Cyclic Dipeptides with Antimalarial Activity. Bioorg. & Med. Chem. Lett. 2012, 22, 7048-7051. ISSN: 0960-894X.


Laura Munive, Veronica M. Rivas, Aurelio Ortiz, Horacio F. Olivo. Oxazolidine-2-thiones and Thiazolidine-2-thiones as Nucleophiles in Intermolecular Michael Additions. Organic Letters 2012, 14, 3514-3517. ISSN: 1523-7060.


Esdrey Rodriguez, Rocio Sabala, Moises Romero, Aurelio Ortiz, Horacio F. Olivo. Chemoselective Aromatic C-H Insertion of a-Diazo-b-ketoesters Catalyzed by Dirhodium(II) Carboxylates. Organic Letters 2012, 14, 238-240. ISSN: 1523-7060.


Rocio Sabala, Luis Hernandez-Garcia, Aurelio Ortiz, Moises Romero, Horacio F. Olivo. Diastereoselective Conjugate Addition of Chiral N-Enoyl Oxazolidinethiones. Organic Letters 2010, 12, 4268-4270. ISSN: 1523-7060.


Lemuel Perez-Picaso, Jaime Escalante, Horacio F. Olivo, and Maria Yolanda Rios. Efficient diastereospecific microwave assisted synthesis of 2,5-diketopiperazines in aqueous media. Molecules 2009, 14, 2836-2849.


Antonio Osorio-Lozada and Horacio F. Olivo. Diastereoselective Preparation of Substituted d-Valerolactones. Synthesis of (3R,4S)- and (3R,4R)-Simplactones.  Journal of Organic Chemistry 2009, 74, 1360-1363.


Rodolfo Tello-Aburto, Maria Yolanda Rios, Dale C. Swenson, and Horacio F. Olivo. Bromohydrin Reactions of Grieco’s Bicyclic Lactone. Tetrahedron Letters, 2008, 49, 6853-6855.


Rodolfo Tello-Aburto, Horacio F. Olivo. A Formal Synthesis of the Auriside Aglycon. Organic Letters 2008, 10, 2191-2194.


Antonio Osorio, Horacio F. Olivo. A Thiazolidinethione Indene-Based Chiral Auxiliary for Propionate and Acetate Aldol Additions. Organic Letters 2008, 10, 617-620.


Antonio Osorio, Ricardo Tovar, Horacio F. Olivo. Biotransformation of N-Piperidinoacetophenone with Beauveria bassiana. J. Mol. Catal. B: Enzymatic. 2008, 55, 30-36.


Maria Yolanda Rios, Enrique Salazar, Horacio F. Olivo. Chemo-Enzymatic Baeyer-Villiger Oxidation of Cyclopentanone and Substituted Cyclopentanones. J. Mol. Catal. B: Enzymatic. 2008, 54, 61-66.

Maria Yolanda Rios, Enrique Salazar, and Horacio F. Olivo. Baeyer-Villiger Oxidation of Substituted Cyclohexanones via Lipase-mediated Perhydrolysis Utilizing Urea-Hydrogen Peroxide in Ethyl Acetate. Green Chemistry 2007, 9, 459-462.


Emmanuel G. Ankudey, Horacio F. Olivo, Tonya L. Peeples. Lipase-Mediated Epoxidations Utilizing UHP in Ethyl Acetate. Green Chemistry 2006, 8, 923-926.

Rodolfo Tello, Adrian Ochoa, and Horacio F. Olivo. Model Studies on the Ring Construction of the Auriside Macrolactone. Tetrahedron Lett. 2006, 47, 5915-5917.

Horacio F. Olivo, Ricardo Tovar, and Efrain Barragan. Synthesis of (-)-Stemoamide Utilizing a Selective anti-Aldol Step. J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 3287-3290.


Horacio F. Olivo, Antonio Osorio-Lozada, and Tonya L. Peeples. Microbial Amidation/Oxidation of Benzhydrylsulfanyl Acetic Acid. Synthesis of (+)-Modafinil. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2005, 16, 3507-3511.


Efrain Barragán, Horacio F. Olivo, Moises Romero-Ortega and Seth Sarduy. Stereoselective Addition of the Titanium Enolate of N-Acetyl (4S)-Isopropyl-1,3-thiazolidione-2-thione to 5-Membered N-Acyl Iminium Ions. J. Org. Chem. 2005, 70, 4214-4217.

Antonio Osorio-Lozada, Thomas Prisinzano and Horacio F. Olivo. Determination of the Absolute Stereochemistry of the Enantiomers of the Psychostimulant Drugs Adrafinil and Modafinil. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2004, 15, 3811- 3815.

Mathis B. Hodge and Horacio F. Olivo. Stereoselective Aldol Additions of Titanium Enolates of N-Acetyl-4-Isopropyl-Thiazolidinethiones. Tetrahedron 2004, 60, 9397-9403.


Maria-Yolanda Rios, Francisco Velázquez and Horacio F. Olivo. The Meinwald Reaction of Alkyl Propionates. Synthesis of the C1-C9 Fragment of Aurisides. Tetrahedron 2003, 59(34), 6529-6536.

Horacio F. Olivo, Francisco Velázquez, Yolanda Rios, Tonya Peeples and Jin-Woo Kim.  Microbial O-Demethylation and 4-O-b-Glucosidation of Methyl-Benzamide Ethers. J. Mol. Catalysis B: Enzymatic 2003, 21, 97-105.

Francisco Velázquez and Horacio F. Olivo; Synthesis of Bicyclic g-Ylidenetetronates. Organic Letters, 2002, 4, 3175-3178.

Moises Romero-Ortega, David A. Colby and Horacio F. Olivo. Synthesis of the C10-C17 Fragment of Aurisides and Callipeltosides. Tetrahedron Lett. 2002, 43, 6439-6441.

Horacio F. Olivo and Francisco Velazquez; The Application of Chiral Oxazolidinethiones and Thiazolidinethiones in Asymmetric Synthesis. Current Organic Chemistry, 2002, 6, 303-340.

Horacio F. Olivo and Michael S. Hemenway; Recent Syntheses of Epibatidine. A Review. Organic Preparations and Procedures International 2002, 34, 1-26.

Horacio F. Olivo, Francisco Velázquez and Henrique C. Trevisan. Synthetic Studies on the trans-Chlorocyclopropane Dienyne Fragment of Callipeltoside-A. Organic Letters, 2000, 2, 4055-4058.

callipeltoside side chain

Francisco Velázquez and Horacio F. Olivo; Synthesis of the C1-C9 Fragment of Callipeltoside-A. Organic Letters, 2000, 2, 1931-1933.

callipeltoside northern

Horacio F. Olivo and Michael S. Hemenway; Total Synthesis of (±)-Epibatidine Using a Biocatalytic Approach. J. Org. Chem. 1999, 64, 8968-8969.


Michael S. Hemenway and Horacio F. Olivo; Syntheses of New Phosphorous-Containing Azabicycloalkanes and their Microbial Hydroxylation Using Beauveria bassiana. J. Org. Chem. 1999, 64, 6312-6318.

Horacio F. Olivo, David A. Colby and Michael S. Hemenway; Syntheses of New Open-Ring and homo-Epibatidine Analogues from Tropinone. J. Org. Chem. 1999, 64, 4966-4968.


Horacio F. Olivo, Michael S. Hemenway, Amy C. Hartwig and Raymond Chan; New Preparation of Activated 2-Vinylaziridines from 1,4-Aminoalcohols.  Synlett  1998, 247-248.

Horacio F. Olivo and Jiaxin Yu; Practical Enantiodivergent Syntheses of Both Enantiomers of Carbovir, 1592U89 and Six-membered Ring Analogues. J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1 1998, 391-392.

Horacio F. Olivo, Michael S. Hemenway and Mikail H. Gezginci; Synthesis and Microbial Hydroxylation of Some AzabicycloalkanesTetrahedron Lett. 1998, 39, 11, 1309-1312.


Horacio F. Olivo and Jiaxin Yu; Enantioselective Syntheses of 5’-homo-Carbocyclic Nucleosides. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 1997, 8, 22, 3785-3788.


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