Professor Kende’s research interests include the total synthesis of alkaloids, terpenes, and antibiotics; rearrangement reactions; synthesis of antineoplastic natural products; chemistry of small rings; chemical and biochemical studies of polyhalogenated xenobiotics and of bacterial autoinducers.
Kende, A. S., Iglewski, B. H., Smith, R., Phipps, R. P., Pearson, J. P. "Methods of Treating or Preventing an Infectious Disease Using an Immunogenic Conjugate of a Gram-negative Bacterial Autoinducer Molecule," US Patent No. 7,384,639. June 10, 2008.
Pick, N., Rawat, M., Arad, D., Lan, J., Fan, J., Kende, A. S., Av-Gay, Y. "In vitro properties of antimicrobial bromotyrosine alkaloids," J. Med. Microbiol. 2006, 55, 407-415.
Chen, Z. C., Kende, A. S., Colson, A. O., Mendezandino, J. L., Ebetino, F. H., Bush, R.D., Hu, X. E. "Ketopiperazines: Conformationally Constrained Peptidomimetic of Arginine Amides," Synth. Commun. 2006, 36, 473-479.
Kende, A. S., Mota Nelson, C. E., Fuchs, S. "Palladium-mediated transannular cyclizations of medium-ring olefinic enolsilanes," Tetrahedron Lett. 2005, 46, 8149-8152.
Chen, Z. C., Fan, J., Kende, A. S. "Total synthesis of (+/-)-Alantrypinone by Hetero Diels-Alder Reaction," J. Org. Chem. 2004, 69, 79-85.
Kende, A .S., Henry, O., Chen, Z. "Mechanism of an unusual decarboxylative cyclization," Tetrahedron Lett. 2004, 45, 7809-7812.