Metaphor, Simile, Hyperbole, and Just Plain Playing with Words...


"Schizophrenic Substituents: The Origin of Anomalous Substituent Effects on Cycloaddition Regioselectivity"

Houk, K. N.; Domelsmith, L. N..; Strozier, R. W.; Patterson, R. T.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1978, 100, 6531.


"Electronic Control of the Stereoselectivities of Electrocyclic Reactions of Cyclobutenes Against Incredible Steric Odds"

Houk, K. N.; Spellmeyer, D. C.; Jefford, C. W.; Rimbault, C. G.; Wang, Y.; Miller, R. D.

J. Org. Chem. 1988, 53, 2125.


"Stereoselective Electrocyclizations and Sigmatropic Shifts of Strained Rings: Torquoelectronics!"

Houk, K. N.

in Strain and Its Implications in Organic Chemistry (A. de Meijere and S. Blechert, Editors) 1989, 25.


"Synthesis and Structure of [Fe(OMe)2(O2CCH2Cl)]10, A Molecular Ferric Wheel"

Taft, K.L; Lippard, S. J

J. Am. Chem. Soc.1990, 112, 9629.


"Supramolecular Complexes of Flexible, Extended Cavity Calix[4]arenes - Structural Characterization of a Molecular Venus Flytrap"

Atwood, J. L.; Orr, G. W.; Bott, S. G.; Robinson, K. D.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 1993, 32, 1093.


"Transition Structures for Radical Hydrogen Abstractions and Lithium Hydride Additions - Similitudes and Divarications"

Eksterowicz, J. E.; Houk, K. N.

Tetrahedron Lett. 1993, 34, 427.


"Oxirene: To Be or Not to Be"

Vacek, G.; Schaefer, H. F. III; Nobes, R. H.; Scott, A. P.; Radom, L.

J. Phys. Chem. 1994, 98, 8660.


"Pericyclic Reaction Transition States: Passions and Punctilios, 1935-1995"

Houk. K. N.; Gonzales, J.; Li, Y.

Acc. Chem. Res. 1995, 28, 81.


"Reactions of N-(Ethoxycarbonyl)-3-halo-3-(halomethyl)azetidines with DBU. The Halogen Dance"

Marchand, A. P.; Devasagayaraj, A.

J. Org. Chem. 1997, 62, 4434.


"Physical Organic Chemistry in the 21st Century: Evanescent or Transcendant"

Houk, K. N.; Lee, J. K.

Pure Appl. Chem. 1997, 69, 237.


"The Flying Ice Cube: Velocity Rescaling in Molecular Dynamics Leads to Violation of Energy Equipartition"

Harvey, S. C.; Tan, R. K. Z.; Cheatham, T. E.

J. Comp. Chem. 1998, 19, 726.


"Alkynes, Allenes, and Alkenes in [3,3]-Sigmatropy: Functional Diversity and Kinetic Monotony. A Theoretical Analysis"

Black, K. A.; Wilsey, S.; Houk, K. N.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998, 120, 5622.


"Predictions of Enhanced Chemical Reactivity at Regions of Local Conformational Strain on Carbon Nanotubes: Kinky Chemistry"

Srivastava, D.; Brenner D. W.; Schall, J. D.; Ausman, K. D.; Yu, M. F.; Ruoff, R. S.

J. Phys. Chem. B 1999, 103, 4330.


"Chemical Hermaphroditism: The Potential of the Cr(CO)3 Moiety to Stabilize Transition States and Intermediates with Anionic, Cationic or Radical Character at the Benzylic Position"

Merlic, C. A.; Walsh, J. C.; Tantillo, D. J.; Houk, K. N.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 3596.


"Perturbation of Cope's Rearrangement: 1,3,5-Triphenylhexa-1,5-diene. Chameleonic or Centauric Transition Region?"

Doering, W. v. E.; Wang, Y. H.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 10967.


"Hang-gliding with Ferrocenes: Unusual Coordination Chemistry of 1,1'-Bis(mesitylthio)ferrocene"

Gibson, V. C.; Long, N. J.; White, A. J. P.; Williams, C. K.; Williams, D. J.

Organometallics 2000, 19 4425.


"Terpsichorean Movements of Pentaammineruthenium on Pyrimidine and Isocytosine Ligands"

LaChance-Galang, K. J.; Maldonado, I.; Gallagher, M. L.; Jian, W.; Prock, A.; Chacklos, J.; Galang, R. D.; Clarke, M. J.

Inorg. Chem. 2000, 40, 485.


"A "Conjugal" Consanguineous Family of Butadiynediyl-derived Complexes: Synthesis and Electronic Ground States of Neutral, Radical Cationic, and Dicationic Iron/Rhenium C-4 Species"

Paul, F.; Meyer, W. E.; Toupet, L.; Jiao, H. J.; Gladysz, J. A.; Lapinte, C.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 9405.


"Photoisomerization by Hula-Twist: A Fundamental Supramolecular Photochemical Reaction"

Liu, R. S. H.

Acc. Chem. Res. 2001, 34, 555.


"A Molecular 'Hamburger': Bonded Benzene in a Bun"

Butler, D. N.; Shang, M.; Warrener, R. N.

Chem. Commun. 2001, 159.


"An Hermaphrodite [2]Rotaxane: Preparation and Analysis of Structure"

Onagi, H.; Easton, C. J.; Lincoln, S. F.

Org. Lett. 2001, 3 1041.


"The Hunchback and its Neighbours: Proline as an Environmental Modulator"

Reiersen, H.; Rees, A. R.

Trends Biochem. Sci. 2001, 26, 679.


"Molecular 'Floppyness' and the Lewis Acidity of Silanes: A Density Functional Theory Study"

Fleischer, H.

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2001, 393.


"The Hexaphosphapentaprismane P6C4tBu4: A 'Jaws-Like' Cage Molecule That Bites!"

Al-Ktaifani, M. M.; Chapman, D. P.; Francis, M. D.; Hitchcock, P. B.; Nixon, J. F.; Nyulaszi, L.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2001, 40, 3474.


"Demoniac Intervention in the Thermal Electrocyclic Ring-Opening of Cyclobutenes: Fe(CO)3-Complexation of Pericyclic Transition Structures"

Tantillo, D. J.; Hoffmann, R.

Helv. Chim. Acta 2001, 84, 1396.


"Stiff, and Sticky in the Right Places: The Dramatic Influence of Preorganizing Guest Binding Sites on the Hydrogen Bond-Directed Assembly of Rotaxanes"

Gatti, F. G.; Leigh, D. A.; Nepogodiev, S. A.; Slawin, A. M. Z.; Teat, S. J.; Wong, J. K. Y.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 5983.


"Fickle Hexadienes. Manipulating the Relative Energies of Chairlike and Boatlike Transition Structures for the Cope Rearrangement"

Tantillo, D. J.; Hoffmann, R.

J. Org. Chem. 2002, 67, 1419.


"Pyrene-Armed Calix[4]azacrowns as New Fluorescent Ionophores: 'Molecular Taekwondo' Process via Fluorescence Change"

Kim, J. S.; Shon, O. J.; Rim, J. A.; Kim, S. K.; Yoon, J.

J. Org. Chem. 2002, 67, 2348.


"Two-Dimensional Supramolecular Chemistry with Molecular Tinkertoys"

Michl, J.; Magnera, T.F.

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2002, 99, 4788.


"A Density Functional Theory Study Clarifying the Reactions of Conjugated Ketenes with Formaldimine. A Plethora of Pericyclic and Pseudopericyclic Pathways"

Zhou, C.; Birney, D. M.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 5231.


"A Tale of Two Controversies. Defining Both the Role of Peroxidases in Nitrotyrosine Formation in Vivo Using Eosinophil Peroxidase and Myeloperoxidase-deficient Mice, and the Nature of Peroxidase-generated Reactive Nitrogen Species"

Brennan, M.-L.; Wu, W.; Fu, X.; Shen, Z.; Song, W.; Frost, H.; Vadseth, C.; Narine, L.; Lenkiewicz, E.; Borchers, M. T.; Lusis, A. J.; Lee, J. J.; Lee, N. A.; Abu-Soud, H. M.; Ischiropoulos, H.; Hazen, S. L.

J. Biol. Chem. 2002, 277, 17415.


"Morphine, the Proteus of Organic Molecules"

Blakemore, P. R.; White, J. D.

Chem. Comm. 2002, 1159.


"Dimers to Doughnuts: Redox-Sensitive Oligomerization of 2-Cysteine Peroxiredoxins"

Wood, Z. A.; Poole, L. B.; Hantgan, R. R.; Karplus, P. A.

Biochemistry 2002, 41, 5493.


"A Road Map for those who don't Know JAK-STAT"

Aaronson, D. S.; Horvath, C. M.

Science 2002, 296, 1653.


"Catalysis on the Coastline: Theozyme, Molecular Dynamics, and Free Energy Perturbation Analysis of Antibody 21D8 Catalysis of the Decarboxylation of 5-Nitro-3-Carboxybenzisoxazole"

Ujaque, G.; Tantillo, D. J.; Hu, Y.; Houk, K. N.; Hotta, K.; Hilvert, D.

J. Comp. Chem. 2002, 24, 98.


"Ferrous Wheels, Ellipse [(tBu3SiS)FeX]n, and Cube [(tBu3SiS)Fe(CCSitBu3)]4"

Sydora, O. L.; Wolczanski, P. T.; Lobkovsky, E. B.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2003, 42, 2685.


"Supramolecular [6]Chochin and 'Big Mac' Made from Chiral Piedfort Assemblies"

Czugler,M.; Weber, E.; Parkanyi, L.; Korkas, P. P.; Bombicz, P.

Chem. Eur. J. 2003, 9, 3741.


"Pizzas, Polymorphs and Pills"

Davey, R. J.

Chem. Commun. 2003, 1463.


"Molecules that Can't Resist Temptation"

Sherman, J.

Chem. Commun. 2003, 1617.


"'The Splice is Right': How Protein Splicing is Opening New Doors in Protein Science "

Schwartz, E. C.; Muir, T. W.; Tyszkiewicz, A. B.

Chem. Commun. 2003, 2087.


"A Knot or not a Knot? SETting the Record 'Straight' on Proteins"

Taylor, W. R.; Xiao, B.; Gamblin, S. J.; Lin, K.

Comp. Biol. Chem. 2003, 27, 11.


"To 'Dress' the 'Naked' Acetylide with Metal Complexes: How and Why?"

Rosenthal, U.

Angew. Chem. Int Ed. 2003, 42, 1794.


"Gallium Cluster 'Magic Melters'"

Breaux, G. A.; Hillman, D. A.; Neal, C. M.; Benirschkle, R. C.; Jarrold, M. F.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 8628.







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