Eric K. Eisenhart -- PhD 1985

Scientific Career

Thesis Title
Intra- and Intermolecular Diels-Alder Reactions of Vinylallenes. Synthesis of Dehydrofukinone and Selina-4(14),7(11)-dien-8-one.
Research Summary Eric explored the use of intra- and inter-molecular Diels-Alder reactions of vinyl allenes. He was one of three students (the others were Martha Kelly and Rick Olson) whose research exploited the chemistry of silyl ketones for the preparation of natural products, although he was the only one who actually made a sesquiterpene, in fact he made two related ones.

Papers "Silyl Ketone Chemistry. Preparation of Eremophilane and Eudesmane Sesquiterpenes by Vinylallene Cycloaddition," H. J. Reich and E. E. Eisenhart, J. Org. Chem. 1984, 49, 5282. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1986, 108, 7791. PDF

"Stereochemistry of Vinylallene Cycloadditions," H. J. Reich, E. K. Eisenhart, W. L. Whipple and M. J. Kelly, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1988, 110, 6432. (Article)

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