William W. Willis -- PhD 1982

Scientific Career

Thesis Title Synthetic Transformations Based on Vinyl Selenides and Selenoxides. The Preparation of Selenenic Acids. Selenium-77 NMR.
Research Summary [In Preparation]
Papers
  1. "Organoselenium Chemistry. Formation of Acetylenes and Allenes by syn-Elimination of Vinyl Selenoxides," H. J. Reich and W. W. Willis, Jr., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1980, 102, 5967.

  2. "Selenium Stabilized Carbanions. Acidity of Allyl and Vinyl Sulfides and Selenides," H. J. Reich and W. W. Willis, Jr., J. Org. Chem. 1980, 45, 5227.

  3. "Vinyl Selenides and Selenoxides: Preparation, Conversion to Lithium Reagents, Diels-Alder Reactivity, and Some Comparisons with Sulfur Analogs," H. J. Reich, W. W. Willis, Jr., and P. D. Clark, J. Org. Chem. 1981, 46, 2775.

  4. "Selenium Stabilized Carbanions. Synthesis of Enals and Silyl Enones using 1,3-Bis(phenylseleno) -propene," H. J. Reich, M. C. Clark and W. W. Willis, Jr., J. Org. Chem. 1982, 47, 1618.

  5. "Organoselenium Chemistry. Characterization of Reactive Intermediates in the Selenoxide Syn Elimination: Selenenic Acids and Selenolseleninate Esters," H. J. Reich, C. A. Noeger and W. W. Willis, Jr., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1982, 104, 2936.

  6. "Stable Selenenic Acids," H. J. Reich, W. W. Willis, Jr., and S. Wollowitz, Tetrahedron Lett. 1982, 23, 3319.

  7. "Organoselenium Chemistry. A Study of Intermediates in the Fragmentation of Aliphatic Ketoselenoxides. Characterization of Selenoxides, Selenenamides and Selenolseleninates by 1H, 13C and 77Se NMR," H. J. Reich, C. A. Hoeger and W. W. Willis, Jr., Tetrahedron 1985, 41, 4771.

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