Wesley L. Whipple -- PhD 1990

Scientific Career

Thesis Title
1. The Investigation of the Formation of 1,3-Dipoles from Silyl Ketones. 2. A Study of 2-Lithio-5-methylthiophene and Its Role in the Lithium-Iodine Exchange.
Research Summary [In Preparation]
  1. "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)

  2. "The Use of N,N'-Dimethoxy-N,N'-dimethylurea as a Carbonyl Dication Equivalent in Organometallic Addition Reactions. Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Ketones," W. L. Whipple and H. J. Reich, J. Org. Chem. 1991, 56, 2911. (Note) PDF, Suppl

  3. "Tetrakis(mu3-2-methyl-5-thienyl)tetrakis(diethylether-O-)-tetrahedro-tetralithium, [Li4(C5H5S)4-4(C4H10O)]," Douglas R. Powell, Wesley L. Whipple and Hans J. Reich, Acta Cryst. Sect. C 1996, C52, 1346-8. PDF

  4. "Mechanism of the Lithium-Iodine Exchange in an Iodothiophene," Hans J. Reich, and Wesley L. Whipple, Can. J. Chem. 2005, 83, 1577 (Article). PDF

Current Position Scientist, water soluble polymers for paper, mining and waste-treatment applications.
Nalco Chemical Company

Wes in C&EN, Nov 19, 2001

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