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The Kinugasa reaction: an "ugly duckling" of β-lactam chemistry
Asymmetric Kinugasa reaction of cyclic nitrones and nonracemic acetylenes.
Stecko, S.; Mames, A.; Furman, B.; Chmielewski, M., J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 3094-3100;

Direct, catalytic synthesis of carbapenams via cycloaddition/rearrangement cascade reaction: unexpected acetylenes' structure effect.
Mames, A.; Stecko, S.; Mikołajczyk, P.; Soluch, M.; Furman, B.; Chmielewski, M., J. Org. Chem. 2010, 75, 7580-7587;

Structure-chiroptical properties relationship of carbapenams by experiment and theory.
Woźnica, M.; Masnyk, M.; Stecko, S.; Mames, A.; Furman, B.; Chmielewski, M.; Frelek, J., J. Org. Chem. 2010, 75, 7219-7226;

A formal synthesis of ezetimibe via cycloaddition/rearrangement cascade reaction.
Michalak, M.; Stodulski, M.; Stecko, S.; Mames, A.; Panfil, I.; Soluch, M.; Furman, B.; Chmielewski, M.,  J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 6931-6936;

Asymmetric Kinugasa reaction involving six-membered cyclic nitrones.
Grzeszczyk, B.; Poławska, K.; Shaker, Y. M.; Stecko, S.; Mames, A.; Woźnica, M.; Chmielewski, M.; Furman, B., Tetrahedron 2012, 68 (52), 10633-10639;

An entry to the carbapenem antibiotic scaffold via the asymmetric Kinugasa reaction.
Maciejko, M.; Stecko, S.; Staszewska-Krajewska, O.; Jurczak, M.; Furman, B.; Chmielewski, M., Synthesis 2012, 44, 2825-2839;

Synthesis of N,4-diaryl substituted β-lactams via Kinugasa cycloaddition/rearrangement reaction.
Michalak, M.; Stodulski, M.; Stecko, S.; Woźnica, M.; Staszewska-Krajewska, O.; Kalicki, P.; Furman, B.; Frelek, J.; Chmielewski, M., Tetrahedron 2012, 68, 10806-10817;

A practical preparation of the key intermediate for penems and carbapenems synthesis.
Grzeszczyk, B.; Stecko, S.; Mucha, L.; Staszewska-Krajewska, O.; Chmielewski, M.; Furman, B., J. Antibiot. 2013, 66, 161-163;

Kinugasa reaction: an 'ugly duckling' of β-lactam chemistry.
Stecko, S.; Furman, B.; Chmielewski, M., Tetrahedron 2014, 70, 7817-7844;

Approach to monobactams and nocardicins via diastereoselective Kinugasa reaction.
Kabala, K.; Grzeszczyk, B.; Stecko, S.; Furman, B.; Chmielewski, M., J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80, 12038-12046;

Diastereoselective synthesis of β-lactams via Kinugasa reaction of acyclic chiral nitrones.
Mucha, L.; Parda, K.; Staszewska-Krajewska, O.; Stecko, S.; Ulikowski, A.; Frelek, J.; Suszczyńska, A.; Chmielewski, M.; Furman, B., Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2016, 27, 12-21
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