David Gschneidner -- PhD 1987

Scientific Career

Thesis Title
Syntheric Uses of Isoselenazolin-3-ones, Selenuranes and Selenones.
Research Summary Dave studied a series of unusual hypervalent selenium compounds with potential as chiral dienophiles. The Diels-Alder products have selenium functionality which can be used for further transformations.

Dave also worked on the chemistry of selenones (together with Debbie Saez). He showed that vinyl phenyl selenone is an active bis-electrophile, which forms aziridines with primary amines and diazetidines with hydrazines.

Papers "Synthesis of 2,3-Disubstituted 1,2-Butadienes from Organotin Precursors and Butadienyl Lithium Reagents. Diels-Alder Reactivity", H. J. Reich, I. L. Reich, K. E. Yelm, J. E. Holladay, and D. Gschneidner," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1993, 115, 6625-35. (Article). PDF

Current Position Emisphere Technology

Dave with Carsten, 1984

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