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Academic Article

Year Title
2017 Acid-Catalyzed Skeletal Rearrangements in Arenes: Aryl versus Alkyl Ring Pirouettes in Anthracene and Phenanthrene.Journal of Organic Chemistry.  82:13076-13083. 2017
2017 Biomimetic Total Synthesis of (±)-Griffipavixanthone via a Cationic Cycloaddition-Cyclization Cascade.Journal of the American Chemical Society.  139:14053-14056. 2017
2015 Dehydropericyclic Reactions: Symmetry-Controlled Routes to Strained Reactive Intermediates.Journal of Organic Chemistry.  80:11779-11787. 2015
2015 Scholl Cyclizations of Aryl Naphthalenes: Rearrangement Precedes Cyclization.Journal of Organic Chemistry.  80:9578-9583. 2015
2015 Atropselective syntheses of (-) and (+) rugulotrosin A utilizing point-to-axial chirality transfer.Nature Chemistry.  7:234-240. 2015
2014 Microwave Flash Pyrolysis: C9H8 Interconversions and DimerisationsAustralian Journal of Chemistry.  67:1301-1308. 2014
2013 Computational studies on a carbenoid mechanism for the Doering-Moore-Skattebøl reaction.Journal of Organic Chemistry.  78:11815-11823. 2013
2013 Scalable synthesis of quaterrylene: solution-phase 1H NMR spectroscopy of its oxidative dication.Chemical Communications.  49:9122-9124. 2013
2013 Biomimetic dehydrogenative Diels-Alder cycloadditions: total syntheses of brosimones A and B.Angewandte Chemie Angewandte Chemie - International Edition.  52:8345-8348. 2013
2013 Beyond frontier molecular orbital theory: a systematic electron transfer model (ETM) for polar bimolecular organic reactions.Journal of Organic Chemistry.  78:1864-1873. 2013
2012 A computational model for the dimerization of allene.Journal of Organic Chemistry.  77:11096-11100. 2012
2012 Phenyl shifts in substituted arenes via ipso arenium ions.Journal of Organic Chemistry.  77:9487-9495. 2012
2011 Concerted vs stepwise mechanisms in dehydro-Diels-Alder reactions.Journal of Organic Chemistry.  76:9320-9328. 2011
2011 Microwave-based reaction screening: tandem retro-Diels-Alder/Diels-Alder cycloadditions of o-quinol dimers.Journal of Organic Chemistry.  76:8944-8954. 2011
2011 Reduction of CO2 on a tricarbonyl rhenium(I) complex: modeling a catalytic cycle.Journal of Physical Chemistry A.  115:2877-2881. 2011
2011 Reduction of CO2 on a tricarbonyl rhenium(I) complex: modeling a catalytic cycle.Journal of Physical Chemistry A.  115:2877-2881. 2011
2011 Vinylogous addition of siloxyfurans to benzopyryliums: a concise approach to the tetrahydroxanthone natural products.Journal of the American Chemical Society.  133:1714-1717. 2011
2010 Dehydropericyclic routes to reactive intermediatesJournal of Physical Organic Chemistry.  23:283-292. 2010
2010 New Thermal Routes to ortho-BenzyneAustralian Journal of Chemistry.  63:1007-1012. 2010
2009 Microwave flash pyrolysis.Journal of Organic Chemistry.  74:4137-4142. 2009
2009 Competing mechanistic channels in the oxidation of aldehydes by ozone.Journal of Organic Chemistry.  74:2108-2113. 2009
2009 Thermal rearrangements of 2-ethynylbiphenyl: a DFT study of competing reaction mechanisms.Journal of Organic Chemistry.  74:499-503. 2009
2009 Reaction discovery employing macrocycles: transannular cyclizations of macrocyclic bis-lactams.Organic Letters.  11:413-416. 2009
2006 Strain estimates for small-ring cyclic allenes and butatrienes.Journal of Organic Chemistry.  71:5708-5714. 2006
2003 Total synthesis of the ubiquitin-activating enzyme inhibitor (+)-panepophenanthrin.Angewandte Chemie Angewandte Chemie - International Edition.  42:3913-3917. 2003
2003 Total synthesis of the quinone epoxide dimer (+)-torreyanic acid: application of a biomimetic oxidation/electrocyclization/Diels-Alder dimerization cascade.Journal of the American Chemical Society.  125:5095-5106. 2003
2002 Beyond the Roger Brown rearrangement: long-range atom topomerization in conjugated polyynes.Journal of the American Chemical Society.  124:6497-6501. 2002
2000 Conformational selectivity in the diels-alder cycloaddition: predictions for reactions of s-trans-1,3-butadieneJournal of Organic Chemistry.  65:7134-7138. 2000
1999 Intramolecular thermal cyclotrimerization of an acyclic triyne: An uncatalyzed processTetrahedron Letters.  40:4141-4144. 1999
1998 Generation and study of benzylchlorocarbene from a phenanthrene precursorJournal of the American Chemical Society.  120:8055-8059. 1998
1998 Laser flash photolysis study of alkylhalocarbenes generated from non-nitrogenous precursorsJournal of Physical Chemistry A.  102:1507-1513. 1998
1997 Thermolysis of 1,3,8-nonatriyne: Evidence for intramolecular [2+4] cycloaromatization to a benzyne intermediateJournal of the American Chemical Society.  119:9917-9918. 1997
1996 Laser flash photolysis study of chlorocarbeneJournal of Physical Chemistry.  100:18426-18430. 1996
1996 Electrocyclic ring opening modes of Dewar benzenes: Ab initio predictions for Mobius benzene and trans-Dewar benzene as new C6H6 isomersJournal of the American Chemical Society.  118:7381-7385. 1996
1996 1,2,3-CyclooctatrieneTetrahedron Letters.  37:4907-4910. 1996
1996 Strained cyclic cumulene intermediates in Diels-Alder cycloadditions of enynes and diynesJournal of the American Chemical Society.  118:4218-4219. 1996
1995 AB-INITIO CONFORMATIONAL-ANALYSIS OF TRANS-CYCLOHEXENEJournal of Organic Chemistry.  60:1074-1076. 1995
1995 INTERCONVERSIONS OF CYCLOBUTYNE, CYCLOPENTYNE, CYCLOHEXYNE, AND THEIR CORRESPONDING CYCLOALKYLIDENECARBENESJournal of the American Chemical Society.  117:362-367. 1995
1994 THE ARGON LASER-JET INITIATED, MULTIPLE-PHOTON (RELUCTANT), ELECTROCYCLIC RING-OPENING OF 10,10-DIPHENYL-9-(10H)-PHENANTHRENONE - A CARBENE AND BIRADICAL MODELING STUDYTetrahedron Letters.  35:5401-5404. 1994
1993 PHOTOREARRANGEMENTS OF ACYCLIC CONJUGATED ENYNES - A PHOTOCHEMICAL ANALOG OF THE BERGMAN REARRANGEMENTJournal of the American Chemical Society.  115:12167-12168. 1993
1991 ABINITIO STUDY OF HYDROGEN ABSTRACTION BY TRIPLET CYCLOPROPYLIDENE AND PLANAR TRIPLET ALLENEJournal of Organic Chemistry.  56:6377-6379. 1991
1991 CUMULENE PHOTOCHEMISTRY - PHOTOREACTIONS OF A STRAINED 1,2-CYCLOOCTADIENEJournal of Organic Chemistry.  56:6372-6376. 1991
1990 1,2,3-CYCLOHEXATRIENE AND CYCLOHEXEN-3-YNE - 2 NEW HIGHLY STRAINED C6H6 ISOMERSJournal of the American Chemical Society.  112:8578-8579. 1990
1990 CARBANION PHOTOCHEMISTRY - A NEW PHOTOCHEMICAL ROUTE TO STRAINED CYCLIC ALLENESJournal of the American Chemical Society.  112:6416-6417. 1990
1990 ABSOLUTE KINETICS OF DICHLOROCARBENE IN SOLUTIONJournal of the American Chemical Society.  112:3217-3218. 1990
1990 CUMULENE PHOTOCHEMISTRY - SUBSTITUENT EFFECTS ON THE MECHANISM OF 1,2-CYCLONONADIENE PHOTOCHEMISTRYJournal of Organic Chemistry.  55:1043-1047. 1990
1989 A VALENCE ISOMER TRAPPING PROCEDURE FOR INTRODUCTORY ORGANIC LABORATORY - SYNTHESIS OF A HOMOBARRELENE DERIVATIVEJournal of Chemical Education.  66:873-874. 1989
1989 STRAINED CYCLIC CUMULENESChemical Reviews.  89:1111-1124. 1989
1988 COLUMNAR HOMOCONJUGATIONJournal of Organic Chemistry.  53:314-317. 1988
1987 SMALL-RING CYCLIC CUMULENES - SYNTHESIS AND X-RAY CRYSTAL-STRUCTURE OF BIS(TRIPHENYLPHOSPHINE)CHLORO(ETA-2-1,2,3-CYCLONONATRIENE)RHODIUMOrganometallics.  6:1909-1912. 1987
1986 SMALL-RING CYCLIC CUMULENES - SYNTHESIS OF A KINETICALLY STABLE 8 MEMBERED RING ALLENETetrahedron Letters.  27:4679-4682. 1986
1985 CUMULENE PHOTOCHEMISTRY - EVIDENCE FOR CIS-CYCLOPROPYLIDENE AND TRANS-CYCLOPROPYLIDENE INTERMEDIATES IN TRIPLET PHOTOREACTIONS OF 1,2-CYCLODECADIENEJournal of the American Chemical Society.  107:2187-2189. 1985
1985 CUMULENE PHOTOCHEMISTRY - PHOTOREARRANGEMENTS OF TETRAPHENYL AND TRIPHENYL-C3 ISOMERSJournal of the American Chemical Society.  107:3963-3971. 1985
1985 CUMULENE PHOTOCHEMISTRY - SINGLET AND TRIPLET PHOTOREARRANGEMENTS OF 1,2-CYCLONONADIENEJournal of the American Chemical Society.  107:3971-3980. 1985
1985 PHOTOGENERATION OF TRIPHENYL C-3 RADICAL CATIONS - DEPROTONATION AND NUCLEOPHILIC-ADDITION AS COMPETITIVE PATHWAYSJournal of the American Chemical Society.  107:6615-6620. 1985
1985 SMALL-RING CYCLIC CUMULENES - THEORETICAL-STUDIES OF THE STRUCTURE AND BARRIER TO INVERSION IN CYCLIC ALLENESJournal of the American Chemical Society.  107:532-537. 1985
1985 THERMAL REARRANGEMENTS OF CYCLIC ALLENES VIA RETRO-ENE REACTIONSTetrahedron Letters.  26:2499-2502. 1985
1984 AN ABINITIO MOLECULAR-ORBITAL STUDY OF THE PHENYL RADICALJournal of Organic Chemistry.  49:4857-4859. 1984
1984 SMALL-RING CYCLIC CUMULENES - THE STRUCTURE AND ENERGETICS OF CYCLIC BUTATRIENES AND THE SYNTHESIS OF 1,2,3-CYCLONONATRIENEJournal of Organic Chemistry.  49:2880-2883. 1984
1983 A BUTATRIENE CYCLOADDITION EQUIVALENT APPROACH TO THE MULTIPLE LINEAR HOMOLOGATION OF 6-MEMBERED RINGS AND THE SYNTHESIS OF BENZOCYCLOBUTENESJournal of Organic Chemistry.  48:273-276. 1983
1983 CUMULENE PHOTOCHEMISTRY - PHENYL AND HYDROGEN MIGRATION IN PHENYLALLENE PHOTOREACTIONSTetrahedron Letters.  24:2523-2526. 1983
1983 CUMULENE PHOTOCHEMISTRY - PHOTO-REARRANGEMENT OF 1,2-CYCLONONADIENE TO A BICYCLIC CYCLOPROPENEJournal of the American Chemical Society.  105:2492-2493. 1983
1983 CUMULENE PHOTOCHEMISTRY - PHOTOADDITION OF NEUTRAL METHANOL TO PHENYLALLENESTetrahedron Letters.  24:1107-1110. 1983
1983 POLARIZED NONVERTICAL EXCITED-STATES - FORS MCSCF AND CI STUDY OF TORSION AND BENDING IN ALLENEJournal of the American Chemical Society.  105:7479-7483. 1983
1982 PI-ORBITAL INTERACTIONS IN MOBIUS-TYPE MOLECULES AS STUDIED BY PHOTOELECTRON-SPECTROSCOPYHelvetica Chimica Acta.  65:1743-1751. 1982
1982 SMALL RING CYCLIC ALLENES - AN ABINITIO STUDY OF THE STRUCTURE OF 1,2-CYCLOHEXADIENEJournal of the American Chemical Society.  104:6838-6839. 1982
1981 PHOTOCHEMISTRY OF BENZOTRICYCLO[3.2.0.02,7]HEPTENE - SINGLET EXCITED-STATE REACTIONS DERIVED FROM CYCLOPROPANE RING CLEAVAGETetrahedron Letters.  22:3171-3174. 1981
1981 THE SUDDEN POLARIZATION EFFECT - MC-SCF CALCULATIONS ON PLANAR AND 90-DEGREES-TWISTED METHYLENECYCLOPROPENEJournal of the American Chemical Society.  103:3244-3249. 1981
1979 PHOTO-CHEMICAL SERIES .120. UNUSUAL ORGANIC-PHOTOCHEMISTRY EFFECTED BY CYANO AND METHOXY SUBSTITUTION - EXPLORATORY AND MECHANISTIC ORGANIC-PHOTOCHEMISTRYJournal of the American Chemical Society.  101:6367-6383. 1979
1978 PHOTOELECTRON AND CHARGE-TRANSFER SPECTRA OF BENZOBICYCLOALKENES - RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THROUGH-SPACE INTERACTIONS AND REACTIVITYJournal of the American Chemical Society.  100:2959-2965. 1978
1977 CONVENIENT LARGE-SCALE PREPARATION OF BENZOBARRELENEJournal of Organic Chemistry.  42:3758-3759. 1977
1977 EFFECTS OF A NITRO SUBSTITUENT ON DI-PI-METHANE REARRANGEMENTS OF BENZONORBORNADIENE AND ITS [3.2.1] HOMOLOGJournal of the American Chemical Society.  99:1508-1513. 1977
1976 PHOTOCHEMICAL REARRANGEMENTS OF SOME BENZO C-9H-10 ISOMERSJournal of the American Chemical Society.  98:2600-2604. 1976
1975 SUBSTITUENT AND MULTIPLICITY EFFECTS ON REARRANGEMENTS OF SOME BENZO[7,8]BICYCLO[4.2.1]NONA-2,4,7-TRIENESJournal of the American Chemical Society.  97:212-213. 1975
1973 FACILE ENTRY INTO BENZO[7,8] BICYCLO[4.2.1]NONANE SYSTEMTetrahedron Letters.  14:2149-2152. 1973

Conference Proceeding

Year Title
2014 Molecular rearrangements through ipso-arenium ions: The biaryl shiftACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2014
2013 High temperature cationic rearrangements of arenesACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2013
2012 Beyond FMO Theory: An electron transfer model (ETM) for predicting selectivity in bimolecular reactionsACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2012
2011 Studies towards the synthesis of tetrahydroxanthone natural productsACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2011
2009 Advances in microwave flash pyrolysisACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2009
2008 ORGN 623-Structure and strain in the homologous series of cyclic keteniminesACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2008
2007 ORGN 497-Graphite-sensitized microwave flash pyrolysis: Making reactive intermediates in the microwaveACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2007
2007 POLY 648-Degradable polyurethanes based on imine and acetal chemistryACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2007
2007 POLY 90-Polyurethane foams reinforced by modified carbon nanotubesACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2007
2005 Density functional study of the chlorine plus peroxymethyl radical reaction.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. U744-U744. 2005
2002 Degenerate molecular rearrangements of C4H4 and C4H2 isomers.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. U158-U158. 2002
2002 Pericyclic routes to strained heterocyclic cumulenes: Computational modeling.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. U310-U310. 2002
2002 Predicting new reactions through computational modeling: Pericyclic routes to strained heterocyclic cumulenes.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. U282-U282. 2002
2000 Exploiting phenanthrene as a carbene storage device.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. U91-U92. 2000
2000 Thermal rearrangements of linear polyynes through carbene and trialene intermediates: Theoretical and experimental studies.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. U92-U92. 2000
1999 Pericyclic routes to strained molecules: Theoretical and experimental studies.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. U88-U88. 1999
1998 Phenanthrene as a carbene storage deviceACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. U33-U33. 1998
1997 A symphony of variations on the Diels-Alder cycloadditionACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 459-ORGN. 1997
1995 THE REMARKABLE PHOTOREARRANGEMENTS OF CONJUGATED ENYNESACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 124-ORGN. 1995
1991 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SYNTHESIS OF STRAINED CYCLIC CUMLENESACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 93-ORGN. 1991
1991 STRAINED CYCLIC CUMULENES - PUSHING THE LIMITS FOR EXISTENCE AND ISOLABILITYACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 17-ORGN. 1991
1988 HYDROGEN ABSTRACTION BY TRIPLET CYCLOPROPYLIDENE AND PLANAR TRIPLET ALLENEACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 338-ORGN. 1988
1986 RING SIZE AND SUBSTITUENT EFFECTS IN THE PHOTOCHEMISTRY OF CYCLIC ALLENESACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 4-ORGN. 1986

Patents And Disclosures

Year Title
Synthesis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Teaching Activities

  • Organic Chemistry II Taught course 2019
  • Independent Study Taught course 2018
  • Organic Chemistry I Taught course 2018
  • Independent Study Taught course 2018
  • Organic Chemistry II Taught course 2018
  • Thesis Taught course 2018
  • Independent Study Taught course 2017
  • Organic Chemistry I Taught course 2017
  • Thesis Taught course 2017
  • Independent Study Taught course 2017
  • Organic Chemistry II Taught course 2017
  • Organic Chemistry I Taught course 2016
  • Thesis Taught course 2015
  • Thesis Taught course 2014
  • Independent Study Taught course 2014
  • Seminar Taught course 2014
  • Theoretical Organic Chem II Taught course 2014
  • Thesis Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Chemistry, Syracuse University
  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Syracuse University
  • Full Name

  • Richard Johnson