Gustavo Moura

  • 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. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, doctorate

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amino Alcohols
Medical problems