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Kathlyn A. Parker, Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Kathlyn A. Parker

B.A Northwestern University, 1966
Ph.D. Stanford University, 1970
Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University, 1971-1973

707 Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Synthesis of natural products; methods of synthesis; especially those involving regio- and stereochemical problems; synthesis and study of modified biological molecules.

Research in Professor Parker's group is focussed on the synthesis of compounds of biological interest. Goals include the development of synthetic methods, the invention of new strategies with total synthesis as the eventual goal, and the design and preparation of modified structures with predicted biological properties.


  • Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar
  • Sloan Fellow
  • NSF Visiting Professorship for Women, Columbia University, 1987-1988
  • Guggenheim Fellow, 1988
  • NSF Career Advancement Award, 1993
  • Fellow of the American Chemical Society, 2009
  • Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal, American Chemical Society, 2009
  • Senior Cope Scholar Award, American Chemical Society, 2017


Sampson, N. S.; Parker, K. A. Precision Synthesis of Alternating Copolymers via Ring-Opening Polymerization of 1-Substituted Cyclobutenes  Acc. Chem. Res., 201649, 408-411.  

Galler, D. J.; Parker, K. A. Five Easy Pieces: The Total Synthesis of Phosphoiodyn A (and Placotylene A)  Organic Lett., 201517, 5544-5546. 

Tan, L.; Li, G.; Parker, K. A.; Sampson, N. S. Ru-Catalyzed Isomerization Provides Access to Alternating Copolymers via Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization  Macromolecules, 201548, 4793-4800. 

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Mindt, Thomas L. Regioselective 1, 2-addition of organometallic reagents to unprotected juglones  Tetrahedron Lett., 201556, 3500-3502.

Tan, Li; Parker, Kathlyn A.; Sampson, Nicole S. A Bicyclo[4.2.0] octene-Derived Monomer Provides Completely Linear Alternating Copolymers via Alternating Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization (AROMP) Macromolecules (Washington, DC, United States) 201447, 6572-6579. 

Lim, Hee Nam; Parker, Kathlyn A. Intermolecular Radical Cation Diels Alder (RCDA) Reaction of Bicyclooctadienes: Biomimetic formal Total Synthesis of Kingianin A and Total Syntheses of Kingianins D, F, H and J Org. Chem. 2014 , 79 , 919-926.  DOI: 10.1021/jo402082y

Piao, D.; Basavapathruni, A.; Iyidogan, P.; Dai, G.; Hinz, W.; Ray, A. S.; Murakami, E.; Feng, J. Y.; You, F.; Dutschman, G. E.; Austin, D. J.; Parker, K. A.; Anderson, K. S. Bifunctional inhibition of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase: A first step in designing a bifunctional triphosphate  Bioorg.Med. Chem. Lett201323, 1511-1518. 

Lim, Hee Nam; Parker, Kathlyn A. Total Synthesis of Kingianin A  Org. Lett. 201315, 398-401. 

am Ende, Christopher W.; Zhou, Zhou; Parker, Kathlyn A. J. Am. Total Synthesis of (±)-Bisabosqual A  Chem. Soc. 2013135, 582-585. 

Lee, Jungyong; Parker, Kathlyn A. A Formal Synthesis of (-)-Englerin A by Relay Ring Closing Metathesis and Transannular Etherification  Org. Lett. 201214, 2682-2685. 

Tafrova, Juliana I.; Pinkas-Sarafova, Adriana; Stolarzewicz, Erik; Parker, Kathlyn A.; Simon, Marcia. UVA/B exposure promotes the biosynthesis of dehydroretinol in cultured human keratinocytes  Mol. Cell Biochem.2012364, 351-361.  

Kim, Keunsoo; Lauher, Joseph W.;* Parker, Kathlyn A.  Asymmetric Induction in 8 p Electrocyclizations. Design of a Removable Chiral Auxiliary,  Org. Lett., 201214, 138-141. 

Lim, Hee Nam; Parker, Kathlyn A. J. First total synthesis of the potent androgen receptor antagonist, (-)-arabilin.  A strategic 1,7-hydrogen shift  Am. Chem. Soc.2011133, 20149-20151; Correction:  2012134, 4449.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Mindt, Thomas L. Tetrahedron. Convergent Synthesis of 2H-Chromenes – a Formal [3+3] Cycloaddition by a One-pot Three-step Cascade 201167, 9779-9786.

Song, Ai-Rong; Walker, Stephen G.; Parker, Kathlyn A.; Sampson, Nicole S. Antibacterial Studies of Cationic Polymers with Alternating, Random, and Uniform Backbones  ACS Chemical Biology 20116, 590-599. 

Denton, Richard W.; Parker, Kathlyn A.  Iodoolefinic polypropionate building blocks from vinyl silanes with control of geometry by solvent and by neighboring group participation Tetrahedron Letters, 201152, 2115-2116.  10.1016/j.tetlet.2010.11.001

Song, Airong; Parker, Kathlyn A.; Sampson, Nicole S. Cyclic Alternating Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization (CAROMP). Rapid Access to Functionalized Cyclic Polymers.     Organic Lett. 201012, 3729-3731.  

Song, Airong; Lee, Jae Chul; Parker, Kathlyn A.; Sampson, Nicole S.  Scope of the Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP) Reaction of 1-Substituted Cyclobutenes.   J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010132,  10513-10520.  

Chen, Yunting; Jakoncic, Jean; Parker, Kathlyn A.; Carpino, Nick; Nassar, Nicolas. Structures of the phosphorylated and VO3-bound 2H-phosphatase domain of Sts-2 Biochemistry200948, 8129-8135.  

Denton, Richard W.; Parker, Kathlyn A. Functional Group Compatibility. Propargyl Alcohol Reduction in the Presence of a Vinyl Iodide  Org. Lett2009, 11, 2722-2723. 

Song, Airong; Parker, Kathlyn A., Sampson, Nicole. Synthesis of Copolymers by Alternating ROMP (AROMP)  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 200974, 3444-3445. 

Xie, Qiuzhe; Denton, Richard W.; Parker, Kathlyn A.  A Relay Ring-closing Metathesis Synthesis of Dihydrooxasilines, Precursors of (Z)-Iodo Olefins. Organic Lett.200810, 5345-5348. 

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Xie, Qiuzhe. Asymmetric Catalysis Route to anti,anti Stereotriads, Illustrated by Applications. Organic Lett., 200810, 1349-1352. 

Cao, Huanyan; Parker, Kathlyn A. Short Synthesis of the C1-C14 Stretch of Discodermolide from Building Blocks Prepared by Asymmetric Catalysis, Organic Lett.200810, 1353-1356. 

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Wang, Peng. Deconstruction-Reconstruction Strategy for Accessing Valuable Polyketides. Preparation of the C15-C24 Stereopentad of Discodermolide. Organic Lett20079, 4793-4796. 

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Wang, Peng. Deconstruction-Reconstruction Strategy for Accessing Valuable Polyketides. Preparation of the C15-C24 Stereopentad of Discodermolide. Organic Letters     ACS ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/ol702144u

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Cao, Huanyan. Scalable, Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Syn, Anti Stereotriad Building Blocks for Polypropionate Antibiotics. Organic Letters  (2006),  8(16),  3541-3544.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Wang, Zhongyu. Cleavable Chiral Auxiliaries in 8p  (8p , 6p ) Electrocyclizations.  Organic Letters  (2006),  8(16),  3553-3556.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Mindt, Thomas L.; Koh, Yung-hyo. TESOTf-Induced Rearrangement of Quinols. Efficient Construction of the Fully Functionalized Carbon Skeleton of the Griseusins by a Divergent-Reconvergent Approach.  Organic Letters  (2006),  8(9),  1759-1762.

Lee, Jae Chul; Parker, Kathlyn A.; Sampson, Nicole S. Amino Acid-Bearing ROMP Polymers with a Stereoregular Backbone.  Journal of the American Chemical Society (2006),  128(14),  4578-4579.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Fokas, Demosthenes. Enantioselective Synthesis of (-)-Dihydrocodeinone: A Short Formal Synthesis of (-)-Morphine. Journal of Organic Chemistry (2006), 71(2), 449-455.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Chang, Wonsuk. Regioselectivity of Rhodium Nitrene Insertion. Syntheses of Protected Glycals of L-Daunosamine, D-Saccharosamine, and L-Ristosamine. Organic Letters  (2005),  7(9),  1785-1788.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Su, Dai-Shi. Models for the synthesis of pluramycin antibiotics. Rearrangement of mono-protected aminoglycal-substituted cyclohexadienediols. Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry  (2005),  24(2), 199-208.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Su, Dai-Shi. The "reverse polarity" approach to ravidomycin. Aryl C-aminoglycosides from a lithiated aminoglycal. Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry (2005),  24(2),  187-197.

#Parker, Kathlyn A.; Lim, Yeon-Hee. The Total Synthesis of (-)-SNF4435 C and (+)-SNF4435 D.    Journal of the American Chemical Society (2004), 126(49), 15968-15969.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Katsoulis,  A. A Strategy for Exploiting the Pseudosymmetry of the C1-C13 Stretch of Discodermolide.  Organic Letters  (2004), 6(9), 1413-1416.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Lim, Yeon-Hee. "Endo" and "Exo" Bicyclo[4.2.0]-octadiene Isomers from the Electrocyclization of Fully Substituted Tetraene Models for SNF 4435C and D. Control of Stereochemistry by Choice of a Functionalized Substituent. Organic Letters  (2004),  6(2),  161-164.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Chang, Wonsuk.A Synthesis of L-Vancosamine Derivatives from Non-Carbohydrate Precursors by a Short Sequence Based on the Marshall, McDonald, and Du Bois Reactions.  Organic Letters  (2003),  5(21),  3891-3893.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Mindt, Thomas L. Heterocycle Annulation of Enolizable Vinyl Quinone Imides. Dihydroquinolines and Quinolines from Thermal 6p -Electrocyclizations and Indoles from Photochemical Cyclizations. Organic Letters  (2002),  4(24),  4265-4268.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Mindt, Thomas L. Electrocyclic ring closure of the enols of vinyl quinones. A 2H-chromene synthesis.  Organic Letters  (2001), 3(24), 3875-3878.

Oliver, John S.; Parker, Kathlyn A.; Suggs, J. William. Effect of the Universal Base 3-Nitropyrrole on the Selectivity of Neighboring Natural Bases.  Organic Letters  (2001),  3(13),  1977-1980.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Ding, Qing-Jie.   A general approach to angucyclines: synthesis of hatomarubigin A, rubiginone B2, antibiotic X-1488E, 6-hydroxytetrangulol, and tetrangulol.    Tetrahedron  (2000), 56(52), 10249-10254. Enter 10.1016/S0040-4020(00)00869-3

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Ding, Qing-Jie. Relative reactivities of amino glycosides and their synthetic equivalents in the C-glycosylation of aromatics. Synthesis of the pseudo-aglycon (D-C-glycoside) of the benzanthrins. Tetrahedron  (2000),  56(52),  10255-10261. Enter 10.1016/S0040-4020(00)00868-1

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Georges, Asimina T. Reductive Aromatization of Quinols: Synthesis of the C-Arylglycoside Nucleus of the Papulacandins and Chaetiacandin. Organic Letters  (2000),  2(4),  497-499.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Dermatakis, Apostolos. Tetrahydroimidazo[1,5,4-ef][1,5]benzodiazepinones: Synthesis and Evaluation as HIV-1 Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors.Journal of Organic Chemistry (1997),  62(12), 4164-4167.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Dermatakis, Apostolos. Enantioselective Synthesis of the Enyne A-Ring Synthon of the 1a -Hydroxy Vitamins D. Journal of Organic Chemistry (1997), 62(19), 6692-6696.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Ledeboer, Mark W. Asymmetric Reduction. A Convenient Method for the Reduction of Alkynyl Ketones. Journal of Organic Chemistry (1996), 61(9), 3214-17.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Su, Dai-Shi.Synthesis of C-Aryl Furanosides by the "Reverse Polarity" Strategy. Journal of Organic Chemistry  (1996),  61(6), 2191-4.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Resnick, Lynn. The First Total Synthesis of a Pyripyropene-type ACAT Inhibitor, (± )-GERI-BP001. Journal of Organic Chemistry  (1995),  60(17),  5726-8.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Coburn, Craig A.; Koh, Yung-hyo  Reductive and Nonreductive Aromatization of Quinol Ketal Glycals. Models for the Preparation of C-Aryl Glycoside Natural Products.    Journal of Organic Chemistry (1995), 60(9), 2938-41.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Koh, Yung-hyo. Methodology for the Regiospecific Synthesis of Bis C-Aryl Glycosides. Models for Kidamycins. Journal of the American Chemical Society (1994),  116(24),  11149-50.

Parker, Kathlyn A..Novel methods for the synthesis of C-aryl glycoside natural products. Pure and Applied Chemistry (1994), 66(10/11), 2135-8.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Fokas, Demosthenes. The Radical Cyclization Approach to Morphine. Models for Highly Oxygenated Ring-III Synthons. Journal of Organic Chemistry (1994), 59(14),  3933-8.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Fokas, Demosthenes. Stereochemistry of Radical Cyclizations to Side-Chain Olefinic Bonds. An Approach to Control of the C-9 Center of Morphine. Journal of Organic Chemistry (1994), 59(14), 3927-32.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Fokas, Demosthenes. Convergent synthesis of (± )-dihydroisocodeine in 11 steps by the tandem radical cyclization strategy.  A formal total synthesis of (± )-morphine.    Journal of the American Chemical Society (1992), 114(24), 9688-9.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Coburn, Craig A.; Johnson, Paul D.; Aristoff, Paul. Reductive aromatization of quinols. New convenient methods for the regiospecific synthesis of p-hydroxy C-aryl glycals.    Journal of Organic Chemistry (1992),  57(20),  5547-50.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Kim, Ho Jin.  A short stereospecific synthesis of (dl)-lycoramine. Control of relative stereochemistry by dipole effects.  Journal of Organic Chemistry  (1992),  57(2),  752-5.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Coburn, Craig A.Regioselectivity in intramolecular nucleophilic aromatic substitution. Synthesis of the potent anti HIV-I 8-halo TIBO analogs. Journal of Organic Chemistry  (1992),  57(1),  97-100.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Coburn, Craig A. Reductive aromatization of quinol ketals:  a new synthesis of C-aryl glycosides. Journal of the American Chemical Society  (1991),  113(22),  8516-18.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Coburn, Craig A. A four-step synthesis of TIBO R82150. Journal of Organic Chemistry  (1991), 56(15), 4600-1.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Coburn, Craig A. A strategy for the convergent synthesis of gilvocarcins via chromium carbene benzannulation.  1-O-Methyldefucogilvocarcin V in seven steps. Journal of Organic Chemistry  (1991),  56(4),  1666-8.

 [Erratum to document cited in CA114(9):82308r]. Journal of Organic Chemistry (1992), 57(4),  1318. 

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Ruder, Suzanne M. Vinylquinone ketals as Diels-Alder dienes.  Construction of functionalized naphthalenes and nonlinear polycyclic aromatics. Journal of the American Chemical Society  (1989),  111(15),  5948-9.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Spero, Denice M.; Van Epp, James. Radical cyclizations in conformationally restrained systems.  Generation of the cis,cis-hexahydrophenanthro[4,5-bcd]furan tetracycle of morphine. Journal of Organic Chemistry  (1988),  53(19), 4628-30.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Casteel, Dee Ann  Isoquinoline quinones.  Preparation of saframycin intermediates and a total synthesis of mimosamycin. Journal of Organic Chemistry  (1988),  53(12),  2847-50.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Meschwitz, Susan M. Short stereoselective synthesis of L-nogalose.    Carbohydrate Research  (1988),  172(2),  319-26. Enter 10.1016/S0008-6215(00)90867-X 

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Iqbal, Tahir.  New approaches to the synthesis of vitamin D metabolites. 2.  Effect of some substituents on stereochemistry in the intramolecular cycloadditions of nonatrienes. Journal of Organic Chemistry  (1987),  52(19),  4369-77.

Parker, Kathlyn A. Cyclization approaches to the synthesis of natural products.  Nat. Prod. Chem., Proc. Int. Symp. Pak.-U.S. Binatl. Workshop, 1st  (1986),  Meeting Date 1984, 307-17. 

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Iqbal, Tahir.N,N-Dimethylaniline as a solvent for intramolecular Diels-Alder reactions.  Improved yields and changes in stereoisomer ratios.  Tetrahedron Letters  (1986),  27(52), 6291-4. Enter  10.1016/S0040-4039(00)87789-8 

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Koziski, Kathleen A. Directed hydroxylation of aromatics. Journal of Organic Chemistry (1987), 52(4),  674-6.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Spero, Denice M.; Koziski, Kathleen A. Evaluation of some preparations of trialkoxyphthalic acid derivatives.  Journal of Organic Chemistry  (1987),  52(2), 183-8.

Lawler, Ronald G.; Parker, Kathlyn A.  Efficient distillation in the microscale laboratory. Journal of Chemical Education  (1986),  63(11),  1012. 

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Farmar, James G. A stereocontrolled synthesis of dl-biflora-4,10(19),15-triene.Journal of Organic Chemistry  (1986),  51(21),  4023-8.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Breault, Gloria A. Strategies and intermediates for fredericamycin A synthesis. A 3-substituted 9-alkoxycyclopenta[g]isoquinoline-1,8(2H)-dione.  Tetrahedron Letters  (1986),  27(33),  3835-8. Enter  10.1016/S0040-4039(00)83892-7 

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Spero, Denice M.; Inman, Karen C.  Aryl radical-initiated cyclizations:  effect of aryl substituents on ring-size.  Tetrahedron Letters  (1986),  27(25),  2833-6. Enter  10.1016/S0040-4039(00)84654-7  

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Farmar, James G.  Regioselectivity in the Claisen rearrangement of bis-allylic alcohols:  electronic and steric effects of C-4 substituents.  Tetrahedron Letters  (1985),  26(31),  3655-8. Enter  10.1016/S0040-4039(00)89215-1 

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Koziski, Kathleen A.; Breault, Gloria. Synthesis of 2,2-disubstituted 4,9-dihydroxy-1H-benz[f]indene-1,3(2H)-diones. A model sequence for the synthesis of fredericamycin.  Tetrahedron Letters  (1985), 26(18),  2181-2. Enter  10.1016/S0040-4039(00)98956-1

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Tallman, Elizabeth A.  Annelative phenol synthesis.  Preparation of 7-methyljuglone and 7,9,11-trideoxydaunomycinone.   Tetrahedron  (1984),  40(22),  4781-8. Enter  10.1016/S0040-4020(01)91540-6 

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Cohen, Isaac D.; Padwa, Albert; Dent, William. Cycloadditions of non-stabilized azomethine ylides and quinones.  Synthesis of the Reniera isoindole.  Tetrahedron Letters  (1984),  25(43),  4917-20. Enter  10.1016/S0040-4039(01)91258-4 

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Cohen, Isaac D.; Babine, Robert E. Approaches to the isoquinoline quinone antibiotics.  Additions of an amino acid derivative to a quinone monoacetal.  Tetrahedron Letters  (1984),  25(33), 3543-6. C Enter  10.1016/S0040-4039(01)91071-8 

Parker, Kathlyn A.; O'Fee, Robert.  Halonium-initiated cyclizations of allylic urethanes:  stereo- and regioselectivity in functionalizing the olefinic bond.  Journal of the American Chemical Society  (1983), 105(3), 654-5.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Babine, Robert E.  Revision of assignment of structure to the pyrrolodiazepinone antitumor antibiotic sibiromycin.  Journal of the American Chemical Society  (1982), 104(25), 7330-1.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; O'Fee, Robert P.  Amidopalladation of tertiary allylic amines and of terminal olefins with phthalimide and N-methyltoluenesulfonamide.  Journal of Organic Chemistry  (1983),  48(9), 1547-50.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Babine, Robert E.  Revision of the assignment of relative stereochemistry in sibirosamine: synthesis of methyl N-toluenesulfonyl-a -D-sibirosaminopyranoside.  Tetrahedron Letters  (1982), 23(17), 1763-6. Enter 10.1016/S0040-4039(00)86735-0 

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Petraitis, Joseph J.; Kosley, Raymond W., Jr.; Buchwald, Stephen L.  Reactions of propargyl alcohols with amide acetals.  Journal of Organic Chemistry  (1982), 47(3), 389-98.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Iqbal, Tahir. New approaches to the synthesis of vitamin D metabolites.  1.  Stereocontrol in the intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction.  Journal of Organic Chemistry  (1982),  47(2), 337-42.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Sworin, Michael E. Assignment of regiochemistry to substituted naphthoquinones by chemical and spectroscopic method; amino-, hydroxy-, and bromojuglone derivatives.  Journal of Organic Chemistry  (1981),  46(16),  3218-23.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Petraitis, Joseph J. Synthesis of ansamycins: an approach to the naphthoquinone portion of the rifamycins and streptovaricins.  Tetrahedron Letters  (1981),  22(5),  397-400. Enter 10.1016/0040-4039(81)80109-8 

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Kallmerten, James. Efficient, regiospecific synthesis of anthracycline intermediates:  total synthesis of daunomycin.  Journal of the American Chemical Society  (1980),  102(18),  5881-6.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Kallmerten, James. Approaches to anthracyclines.  2.  Regiospecific annulative quinone synthesis. Journal of Organic Chemistry  (1980),  45(13),  2620-5.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Kallmerten, James. Approaches to anthracyclines.  1.  Conjugate aroylation of a ,b -unsaturated esters.  Journal of Organic Chemistry  (1980),  45(13),  2614-20.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Iqbal, Tahir. Approaches to anthracyclines:  efficient syntheses of substituted naphthylacetonitriles. Journal of Organic Chemistry  (1980), 45(6), 1149-51.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Kang, Suck-Ku. Regiospecific nucleophilic aromatic substitution:  conjugate addition of active methylene compounds to quinone monoacetals and aromatization of the adducts.  Journal of Organic Chemistry  (1980),  45(7),  1218-24.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Andrade, John R. Studies on the synthesis of a -functionalized quinols:  synthesis of jacaranone.  Journal of Organic Chemistry  (1979),  44(22),  3964-6.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Fedynyshyn, Theodore H.  Synthesis of anhydrosibiromycinone: a new method for the direct synthesis of pyrrolo-1,4-benzodiazepin-5-ones.   Tetrahedron Letters  (1979),  (19),  1657-60. Enter  10.1016/S0040-4039(01)93616-0 

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Kallmerten, James L.  Regiospecific synthesis of linear quinone systems: efficient convergent synthesis of anthracycline intermediates.   Tetrahedron Letters  (1979),   (14),  1197-200. Enter  10.1016/S0040-4039(01)86101-3 

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Kang, Suck-Ku.  Convergent approaches to indoloquinones:  additions to quinone monoimides.  Journal of Organic Chemistry  (1979),  44(9),  1536-40.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Sworin, Michael.  A convergent synthesis of indoloquinones.  Tetrahedron Letters (1978), (26),  2251-4. Enter  10.1016/S0040-4039(01)91504-7 

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Adamchuk, Mark R.  Intramolecular Diels-Alder reactions of the furan diene. Tetrahedron Letters  (1978),   (19),  1689-92. Enter  10.1016/S0040-4039(01)94641-6

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Kallmerten, James L.  Conjugate nucleophilic aroylation of a ,b -unsaturated esters.   Tetrahedron Letters  (1977),  (52), 4557-60. Enter  10.1016/S0040-4039(01)83567-X 

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Petraitis, Joseph J.   A general synthesis of tertiary allenic amides: the reaction of propargyl alcohols with diethylformamide acetals.  Tetrahedron Letters  (1977),   (52),  4561-4. Enter  10.1016/S0040-4039(01)83568-1 

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Kosley, Raymond W., Jr.; Buchwald, Stephen L.; Petraitis, Joseph J.  The reaction of tertiary ethynyl alcohols with formamide acetals:  formation of dienamines and enamine orthoformates.   Journal of the American Chemical Society  (1976),  98(22),  7104-5.

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Kosley, Raymond W., Jr. The amide acetal condensation of propargyl alcohols.  Synthesis of g -keto esters and silyl allenes under mild conditions.   Tetrahedron Letters  (1976),   (5),  341-4. Enter  10.1016/S0040-4039(00)93726-2  

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Kosley, Raymond W., Jr  New dienamine synthesis.  Amide acetal Claisen rearrangement of alkynyl allylic alcohols.  Tetrahedron Letters (1975), (35), 3039-40. Enter  10.1016/S0040-4039(00)75066-0

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Gibbons, E. Grant.  Direct synthesis of primary amides from grignard reagents.  Tetrahedron Letters  (1975),  (12),  981-4. Enter  10.1016/S0040-4039(00)72622-0 

Parker, Kathlyn A.; Kosley, Raymond W., Jr.   Stereoselective synthesis of functionalized olefins.  Orthoester Claisen rearrangement of alkynyl allylic alcohols.  Tetrahedron Letters  (1975),  (9),  691-4. Enter  10.1016/S0040-4039(00)71957-5

Book chapter.  Parker, Kathlyn A. Aryl C-glycosides by the reverse polarity approach. ACS Symposium Series  (2005),  896(Glycomimetics),  93-105.