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Expert in Organic Synthesis Design

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Massachusetts (MA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS MODELING; ORGANIC SYNTHESIS MODELING. Expert has published 30 papers over 15 years on the theory and computerization of synthesis design. He has developed a working program, entitled SYNGEN, which generates the best syntheses for any input compound and displays them in order of cost.

ORGANIC REACTION DATABASE RETRIEVAL. Expert's expertise includes retrieving organic reactions from computer databases. He has written a computer program to search any commercial database for reactions based on his published collection of definitions/descriptions of all organic reactions.

CODEINE AND MORPHINE SYNTHESIS. Expert's expertise includes codeine and morphine synthesis. He is developing a very short total synthesis for these alkaloids.

ORGANIC CHEMICAL STRUCTURE. Expert has developed very efficient ways to draw and read organic structures in the computer. His innovations in this area also allow a computer user to store structures in a compact and rapidly searchable format.

ORGANIC SYNTHESIS. Expert has spent his whole career in organic synthesis. He has worked in the laboratory, developing new methods and synthesizing natural products, and at the computer, developing the logic for designing syntheses and its realization in a practical program.

TERPENE SYNTHESIS. Expert has done a number of terpene syntheses and has compared many others on the computer to develop a theory of optimal synthesis. Currently in the laboratory, he is developing a short synthesis of vitamin A.


chemical synthesis modeling




codeine synthesis




morphine synthesis


organic chemical structure


organic compound synthesis modeling


organic reaction


organic reaction database retrieval


organic synthesis




terpene synthesis

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Brockton, Massachusetts;  New Bedford, Massachusetts;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1955   PhD   Chemistry   Harvard University  
1951   MA   Chemistry   Harvard University  
1950   BS   Chemistry   California Institute of Technology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1963 to 2000






1957 to 1963


University of California at Los Angeles


Assistant Professor


Career Accomplishments:

Expert has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship at Imperial College, London (1964), an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (1962- 66), and a Fulbright Visiting Professorship at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana (1974-76).

Publications and Patents Summary

He has been a distinguished lecturer in the U.S. and abroad. He has published over 140 articles and three books. These include a major beginning textbook, a small graduate-level textbook, and a monograph on biosynthesis.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert chemist for consulting on developing a household consumer product.
  • Expert in synthetic organic chemistry for consulting on synthetic organic chemistry.
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1974 to 1976   Ghana   Expert was a visiting professor in Ghana.

Language Skills:
Expert is fluent in French and reads German.


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