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Expert in Chemistry

Expert ID: 718421 California, USA

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Expert has experience synthesizing and characterizing novel electrophilies, i.e., classical and nonclassical carbocations, carbodications, halonium ions, oxonium ions, thioacylium ions, selenonium ions and nitrenium ions in low nucleophilicity highly superacidic solvent systems using low temperature NMR spectroscopy. He has studied degenerate rearrangement of carbocations by dynamic NMR; handled strong Lewis and Bronsted acids; and conducted research on reactive intermediates. Expert is familiar with carborane structures, the structural characterization of carbanions, and the theoretical calculations and IGLO methods for chemical shifts.

Expert has synthesized new hindered olefins such as tetra neopentylethylene and homoadamantylidenehomoadamantane. He has made synthetic transformations based on oxidizing agents such as higher valency tungsten and molybdenum halides, hydrogen peroxide, bromine, and bromodimethylsulfonium bromide. He is knowledgeable

Expert has synthesized natural product intermediates, including steroids and steroidal intermediates.

Expert reinvestigated and characterized the catalyst of the Max Fisher patent for the polymerization of the alpha-olefins to polyolefins and the Hall and Nash synthesis of aluminum sesquihalides by NMR spectroscopy. He is experienced in handling pyrophoric aluminum alkyls, polyketene synthesis, and new polymerization methods. He has developed new polymers with unusual monomers.

Expert has expertise in the elucidation of the mechanism of methanol oligocondensation by acidic catalysts, hydrocarbon isomerizations using superacids, hydrocarbon functionalization, and the development of hydrocarbon-based fuel cells

He has extensive experience in the interpretation and analysis of NMR spectra, and routinely uses and maintains NMR, GC, GC-MS, HPLC, IR and UV spectrometers. Expert also has handled high pressure (0-10,000 psi) reactors and high vacuum equipment.

He is well versed in diffuse reflectance IR spectroscopy, as well as 2D techniques in NMR, including solid state methods.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California - San Diego, California - Long Beach, California - Santa Ana, California - Anaheim, California - Riverside, California - Glendale, California - Huntington Beach, California - San Bernardino, California - Chula Vista, California

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1978 Degree: PhD Subject: Institution: Organic Chemistry - University of Southern California
Year: 1974 Degree: MSc Subject: Institution: Chemistry - Indian Institute of Technology
Year: 1972 Degree: BSc Subject: Institution: Chemistry - Bangalore University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1997 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1981 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1994 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1990 to 1994 Employer: Associate Professor of Chemistr y Title: Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1984 to 1990 Employer: Research Associate Professor of Chemistr y Title: Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1981 to 1984 Employer: Research Assistant Professor of Chemistr y Title: Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1979 to 1981 Employer: Junior Fellow, Hydrocarbon Research Institut e Title: Department: Responsibilities:

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