Dan Wherritt -- PD 1910

Scientific Career

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Research Summary Dr. Wherritt joined the research group after completing his Ph. D. at the Ohio State University in the Craig Forsyth group. His thesis work was on total synthesis efforts aimed at akadaic acid, apratoxin a and analogs of them. He worked on several projects in organolithium chemistry, most notably on the characterization of a monomeric acetophenone enolate, and its oligemrization path.
Papers "Mechanistic Studies of the Lithium Enolate of 4-Fluoroacetophenone: Rapid-Injection NMR Study of Enolate Formation, Dynamics, and Aldol Reactivity" Kristopher J. Kolonko, Daniel J. Wherritt, and Hans J. Reich J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 16774-16777. (Communication) PDF, Suppl, DOI

"A Rapid Injection NMR Study of the Reaction of Organolithium Reagents with Esters, Amides, and Ketones." Kristin N, Plessel, Amanda C. Jones, Daniel J. Wherritt, Rebecca M. Maksymowicz, EricT. Poweleit, and Hans J. Reich Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 2310-2313. (Communication) PDF, Suppl, DOI ACS Editor's Choice

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