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 Expert  718421

Expert in Chemistry

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California (CA)
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Expert has experience synthesizing and characterizing novel electrophilies, i.e., classical and nonclassical carbocations, carbodications, halonium ions, oxonium ions, thioacylium ions, selenonium ions and nitrenium ions in low nucleophilicity highly superacidic solvent systems using low temperature NMR spectroscopy. He has studied degenerate rearrangement of carbocations by dynamic NMR; handled strong Lewis and Bronsted acids; and conducted research on reactive intermediates. Expert is familiar with carborane structures, the structural characterization of carbanions, and the theoretical calculations and IGLO methods for chemical shifts.



carbocation chemistry


physical organic chemistry




superacid-catalyzed isomerization

Expert has synthesized new hindered olefins such as tetra neopentylethylene and homoadamantylidenehomoadamantane. He has made synthetic transformations based on oxidizing agents such as higher valency tungsten and molybdenum halides, hydrogen peroxide, bromine, and bromodimethylsulfonium bromide. He is knowledgeable

synthetic organic chemistry

Expert has synthesized natural product intermediates, including steroids and steroidal intermediates.

natural product chemistry


steroid chemistry

Expert reinvestigated and characterized the catalyst of the Max Fisher patent for the polymerization of the alpha-olefins to polyolefins and the Hall and Nash synthesis of aluminum sesquihalides by NMR spectroscopy. He is experienced in handling pyrophoric aluminum alkyls, polyketene synthesis, and new polymerization methods. He has developed new polymers with unusual monomers.

organometallic chemistry


polymer chemistry

Expert has expertise in the elucidation of the mechanism of methanol oligocondensation by acidic catalysts, hydrocarbon isomerizations using superacids, hydrocarbon functionalization, and the development of hydrocarbon-based fuel cells



hydrocarbon chemistry

He has extensive experience in the interpretation and analysis of NMR spectra, and routinely uses and maintains NMR, GC, GC-MS, HPLC, IR and UV spectrometers. Expert also has handled high pressure (0-10,000 psi) reactors and high vacuum equipment.

Friedel-Crafts reaction

He is well versed in diffuse reflectance IR spectroscopy, as well as 2D techniques in NMR, including solid state methods.

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  San Diego, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Chula Vista, California.

Year   Degree   Institution  
1978   PhD   Organic Chemistry - University of Southern California  
1974   MSc   Chemistry - Indian Institute of Technology  
1972   BSc   Chemistry - Bangalore University  

Work History:
Years   Employer  

1997 to




1981 to




1994 to




1990 to 1994


Associate Professor of Chemistr y


1984 to 1990


Research Associate Professor of Chemistr y


1981 to 1984


Research Assistant Professor of Chemistr y


1979 to 1981


Junior Fellow, Hydrocarbon Research Institut e



Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in alpha olefins markets for consulting on novel alpha olefins and derivatives.
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