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Biography
Prof. Ram S. Mohan
Illinois Wesleyan University, USA
 
Email: rmohan@iwu.edu
 
Qualifications
 
May 1992 Ph.D., University of Maryland, Chemistry
June 1987 M.S., University of Delhi, Organic Chemistry
June 1985 B.S., Hansraj College, Chemistry
          
Publications (Selected)
 
  1. Bismuth(III) Bromide in Organic Synthesis. A Catalytic Method for the Allylation of Tetrahydrofuranyl and Tetrahydropyranyl ethers. Krabbe, S. W.; Angeles, V. V.; Mohan, R. S. Tetrahedron Lett. 2010, 51, 5643-5645.
  2. Bismuth(III) Triflate Catalyzed Allylation of Cyclic Acetals and Dithianes Followed by in situ Derivatization to Generate Highly Functionalized Esters. Krabbe, S. W.; Spafford, K. J.; Mohan, R. S. Organic Preparations and Procedures Int. 2010, 42, 363-371.
  3. Iron(III) Tosylate Catalyzed Deprotection of Aromatic Acetals in Water. Carolan, J. P.; Chiodo, M. V.; Lazzara, P. R.; Olson, M. E.; Mohan, R. S. Tetrahedron Lett. 2010, 51, 3969-3971.
  4. Bismuth Compounds in Organic Synthesis. Synthesis of Dioxanes, Dioxepines and Dioxolanes Catalyzed by Bismuth(III) Triflate. Podgorski, D. M.; Krabbe, S. W.; Le, L.; Sierszulski, P. S. and Mohan, R. S. Synthesis 2010, 2771-2775.
  5. Environmentally Friendly Organic Synthesis Using Bismuth(III) Compounds. Krabbe, S. W. and Mohan, R. S. Topics in Current Chemistry 2010 (article in press).Bismuth (Featured Element). Mohan, R. S. Nature Chem. 2010, 2, 336.
  6. Bothwell, J. M.; Angeles, V. V.; Carolan, J. P.; Olson, M. E., Mohan, R. S. A mild and chemoselective method for the deprotection of tert-butyldimethylsilyl (TBDMS) ethers using iron(III) tosylate as a catalyst. Tetrahedron Lett. 2010, 51, 1056-1058.2009
  7. Rogers, J. L.; Ernat, J. J.; Yung, H.; Mohan, R. S. Environmentally Friendly Organic Synthesis Using Bismuth Compounds. Bismuth(III) Bromide Catalyzed Synthesis of Substituted Tetrahydroquinoline Derivatives. Catal. Commun. 2009, 10, 625-626.
  8. DeVore, M. P.; Huddle, M. G.; Mohan, R. S. Chemoselective Synthesis of Acylals (1,1-Diesters) from Aldehydes. A Discovery-Oriented Green Organic Chemistry Laboratory Experiment. Experiments in Green and Sustainable Chemistry; Roesky, H.W.; Kennepohl, D. K., Ed.; Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, 2009, pp 50-53.
  9. Huddle, M. G.; DeVore, M. P.; Mohan, R. S. The Effect of a Catalyst on The Reaction of p-Hydroxybenzaldehyde with Acetic Anhydride. A Discovery-Oriented Green Organic Chemistry Laboratory Experiment. Experiments in Green and Sustainable Chemistry; Roesky, H. W.; Kennepohl, D. K., Ed.; Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, 2009, pp 54-56. 2008
  10. Bailey, A. D.; Baru, A. R.; Tasche, K. K.; Mohan, R. S. Environmentally friendly organic synthesis using bismuth compounds: Bismuth(III) iodide catalyzed deprotection of acetals in water. Tetrahedron Lett. 2008, 49, 691-694.
  11. Giarrusso, M. A.; Higham, L. T; Kreher, U. P.; Mohan, R. S.; Rosamilia, A. E.;Ram Mohan, Page 10 of 17 Scott, J. L.; Strauss, C. R. Platform Technology for Dienone and Phenol-Formaldehyde Architectures. Green Chem. 2008, 10, 842-852.
  12. Spafford, M. J.; Christensen, J. E.; Huddle, M. G.; Lacey, J. R.; Mohan, R. S. Environmentally-Friendly Organic Synthesis Using Bismuth Compounds. Bismuth Trifluoromethanesulfonate Catalyzed Allylation of Dioxolanes. Austr. J. Chem. 2008,61, 419-421.
  13. Christensen, J. E.; Huddle, M. G.; Rogers, J. L.; Yung, H.; Mohan, R. S. The Discovery Oriented Approach to Organic Chemistry. 7. Rearrangement of trans-Stilbene Oxide with Bismuth Trifluoromethanesulfonate and Other Metal Triflates. A Microscale Green Organic Chemistry Laboratory Experiment. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1274. 2007
  14. Spafford, M. J.; Anderson, E. D.; Lacey, J. R.; Palma, A. C.; Mohan, R. S. Iron(III) p-Toluenesulfonate Catalyzed Synthesis of Homoallyl Ethers from Acetals and Aldehydes. Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 8665-8667.
  15. Chowdhury, S.; Scott, J. L.; Mohan, R. S. Reactivity of ionic liquids. Tetrahedron 2007,63, 2363-2389.2006
  16. Anzalone, P. W.; Mohan, R. S. Synthesis of Homoallyl Ethers via Allylation of Acetals and Aldehydes in Ionic Liquids. American Chemical Society Symposium Series 950, 2006, 104-115.
  17. Olivero, S.;Perriot, R.; Duñach, E.; Baru, A. R.; Bell, E. D.; Mohan, R. S. An Environment-friendly Synthesis of Functionalized Indanes Using Electrochemical Cyclization of o-halo substituted homoallyl ethers and esters. Synlett 2006, 2021-2026.
  18. Bailey, A. D.; Cherney, S. M.; Anderson, E. A.; Ernat, J. J., Mohan, R. S. A Convenient Method For in situ Generation of I2 Using CuSO4-NaI and Its Applications to The Deprotection of Acetals, Etherifications and Iodolactonizations. Synlett 2006,215-218.
  19. Ukachukwu, V. C.; Mohan, R. S.; Whalen, D. L. Kinetic deuterium isotope effects on the reactions of 2-(4-methoxyphenyl)oxirane in water solutions. ARKIVOC 2006, 3,48-58.2005
  20. Lacey, J. C.; Anzalone, P. A.; Duncan, C. M.; Hackert, M. J.; Mohan, R. S. A Study of Epoxyolefin Cyclizations Using Bismuth Trifluoromethanesulfonate and other metal triflates. Tetrahedron Lett. 2005, 46, 8507-8511.
  21. Anderson, E. D.; Ernat, J. J.; Nguyen, M. P.; Palma, A. C.; Mohan, R. S. Environment Friendly Organic Synthesis Using Bismuth Compounds. An Efficient Method for Carbonyl-Ene Reactions Catalyzed by Bismuth Triflate. Tetrahedron Letters 2005, 46, 7747-7750.
  22. Anzalone, P. A.; Mohan, R. S. TMS Triflate Catalyzed One Pot Method for the Conversion of Aldehydes to Homoallyl Ethers in an Ionic Liquid. Synthesis 2005, 16, 2661-2663.
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