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 Expert  108042

Expert in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. Evaluates organic spectra (NMR, MS, HPLC, GC/MS, etc.) Writes & edits chemical procedures. Retired Professor of Chemistry & General Science.


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

North Carolina (NC)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has expertise in many aspects of organic chemistry. He is skilled in applied synthetic procedures. He is also knowledgeable about rare and fine chemical intermediates.

Expert has experience with: aldehydes, ketones, and esters; many types of alcohols; and amides and amines. He is familiar with many kinds of hydrocarbons, including aromatic, aliphatic, and halogenated hydrocarbons, including chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). He has worked with nitrogen organic compounds; organic solvents; and organic acids, including aliphatic, dibasic, and aromatic. He has mastered numerous mechanisms of organic reactions. He is also experienced with naturally occurring organic compounds, particularly alkaloids, and has studied the biogenetic relationships of the alkaloids of the amanita muscaria mushroom.

Expert is adept with several analytical procedures, especially extraction, titration, gas chromatography, NMR, infrared and mass spectroscopy, distillation, and crystallization. He is also experienced with column, thin-layer, liquid and gas chromatography, radiochemistry, and radioactive labeling.

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acetate compound

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acetic acid

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acrylic compound

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acylation

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alcohol compound

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aldehyde

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aliphatic compound

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aliphatic hydrocarbon

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alkaloid

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allyl compound

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amide

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amine anhydride

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analytical chemistry distillation

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anthranilic acid

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applied organic chemistry

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aromatic acid

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aromatic compound

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aromatic ketone

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aryl compound

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benzene

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benzyl alcohol

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carboxylic acid

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chemical analysis extraction

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chlorinated hydrocarbon

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chlorofluorocarbon

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column chromatography

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crystallization

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cyclization

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cycloaliphatic acid

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dibasic organic acid

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ergot alkaloid

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ester

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ether compound

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gas chromatography

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gas-liquid chromatography

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halogenated hydrocarbon

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halogenation

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heterocyclic compound

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infrared absorption spectroscopy

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ketone

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liquid chromatography

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methanol

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molecular chirality

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natural organic compound

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nitrogen compound

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nitrogen organic compound

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nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

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organic acid

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organic functional group analysis

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phenolic compound

Expert has been a professional glassblower since 1976. He has extensive experience making custom scientific glassware and ran a scientific glassblowing company from 1976-78.

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glassblowing


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Raleigh, North Carolina;  Greensboro, North Carolina;  Durham, North Carolina;  Winston Salem, North Carolina;  Fayetteville, North Carolina;  Cary, North Carolina;  High Point, North Carolina;  Greenville, North Carolina;  Rocky Mount, North Carolina;  and Lynchburg, Virginia.

Often requested
with this expert:

Organic Chemistry
Environmental Chemical Analysis, Quality Assurance And...
Mass Spectrometry, HPLC/ MS, Ion Trap MS, LC/ MS/ MS in...
Protein Chemistry & Regulation, Proteomics, Protein Mass...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1971   Ph.D.   Organic Chemistry   University of South Carolina  
1967   A.B.   Chemistry   East Carolina University  
1972   Post Doctoral Fellow   Natural Products   University of Zurich, Switzerland  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Quality Control

 

Director

 

Evaluate various organic spectra. Check identity, estimate purity, identify impurities, etc.

1978 to 1999

 

The Scientific Consulting Associates

 


 

Consultant

 

Consult with various customers concerning organic & general chemistry and miscellaneous scientific topics.

1992 to 1998

 

Morris Brown College, Atlanta

 

Chemistry

 

Professor

 

Taught Organic & General Chemistry

1991 to 1992

 

West Virginia State College

 

Organic Chemistry

 

Associate Professor

 

Taught Organic Chemistry & Organic Qualitative Analysis

1989 to 1990

 

Pikeville College

 

Department of Math & Science

 

Associate Professor

 

Taught General Chemistry & Science.

1988 to 1989

 

Lees-McRae College

 

Department of Natural Science & Mathematics

 

Associate Professor

 

Taught Chemistry & Physics.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

He is a member of the American Chemical Society.

Licenses/Certifications

NC & CA Teaching Certificates.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has written several publications in chemical journals and magazines.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Organic Chemistry  
 - South Carolina Wildlife Magazine  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He was an expert witness for a proposed High Rock Nuclear facility in North Carolina.
  • He was involved in analysis and recommendations involving alkaline discharge at Cumberland Gap tunnel project.
  • He has proposed and written many procedures for preparation of organic chemical intermediates.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in "functional group analysis" for consulting on Functional Group Analysis of Lignite Coal / Humic Acids / Fulvic Acids.
  • LC/MS/MS expert needed for consulting on method development.
  • Expert in organic chemistry for consulting on synthesis of aromatic acids and their potassium salts.
  • Expert for consulting on Expert in calculating bond energies
  • Expert in needed to assist in designing a small scale protein formulation lab in a CRO under cGMP.
  • Expert in heterocyclic chemistry for consulting on 5 membered heterocyclic.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Has written documents for litigation and have appeared in court as an expert witness.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1971 to 1972   Zurich, Switzerland   He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow. He conducted research on the metabolites of the European Magic Mushroom, amanita muscaria.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Expert knows some German.

Market Research:
As Head of R & D, he has written chemical procedures for laboratory and industrial preparations of a large variety of organic intermediates and fine chemicals.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Taught University General & Organic Chemistry at various small colleges throughout the Southern Appalachians.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of organic chemicals (intermediate, samples, etc.), inorganic chemicals, fine chemicals, scientific glass apparatus, and fossils.

He has access to personal contacts for assistance in vendor location.

Other Skills and Services

Expert glassblower. Has designed and made a variety of scientific and ornamental glass objects.


 

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