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Expert in Organic Synthesis Design

Expert ID: 107918 Massachusetts, USA

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CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS MODELING; ORGANIC SYNTHESIS MODELING. Expert has published 30 papers over 15 years on the theory and computerization of synthesis design. He has developed a working program, entitled SYNGEN, which generates the best syntheses for any input compound and displays them in order of cost.

ORGANIC REACTION DATABASE RETRIEVAL. Expert's expertise includes retrieving organic reactions from computer databases. He has written a computer program to search any commercial database for reactions based on his published collection of definitions/descriptions of all organic reactions.

CODEINE AND MORPHINE SYNTHESIS. Expert's expertise includes codeine and morphine synthesis. He is developing a very short total synthesis for these alkaloids.

ORGANIC CHEMICAL STRUCTURE. Expert has developed very efficient ways to draw and read organic structures in the computer. His innovations in this area also allow a computer user to store structures in a compact and rapidly searchable format.

ORGANIC SYNTHESIS. Expert has spent his whole career in organic synthesis. He has worked in the laboratory, developing new methods and synthesizing natural products, and at the computer, developing the logic for designing syntheses and its realization in a practical program.

TERPENE SYNTHESIS. Expert has done a number of terpene syntheses and has compared many others on the computer to develop a theory of optimal synthesis. Currently in the laboratory, he is developing a short synthesis of vitamin A.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Hartford, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1955 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemistry Institution: Harvard University
Year: 1951 Degree: MA Subject: Chemistry Institution: Harvard University
Year: 1950 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: California Institute of Technology

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1963 to 2000 Employer: CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT, BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY Title: PROFESSOR Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1957 to 1963 Employer: University of California at Los Angeles Title: Assistant Professor Department: Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1974 to 1976 Country / Region: Ghana Summary: Expert was a visiting professor in Ghana.

Career Accomplishments

Awards / Recognition
Expert has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship at Imperial College, London (1964), an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (1962- 66), and a Fulbright Visiting Professorship at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana (1974-76).
Publications and Patents Summary
He has been a distinguished lecturer in the U.S. and abroad. He has published over 140 articles and three books. These include a major beginning textbook, a small graduate-level textbook, and a monograph on biosynthesis.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Expert is fluent in French and reads German.

Fields of Expertise

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