William Summer Johnson

1940-1960 University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI 
 1960-1988 Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 
synthesis of natural products
"William S. Johnson"

(1913 - 1995)
Prof. Johnson was at the Chemistry Department of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, starting in 1940, until he moved to Stanford as professor and executive head of its chemistry department in 1960.

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Louis Frederick Fieser grad student 1940 Harvard
 (I. The Synthesis of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbon II. Theoretical and Experimental Considerations)
Reginald Patrick Linstead post-doc 1940 Harvard


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C. David Gutsche grad student 1947 UW Madison
Ralph F. Hirschmann grad student 1950 UW Madison
Marie M. Roth grad student 1951 UW Madison
Hans Wynberg grad student 1952 UW Madison
Edgar William Warnhoff grad student 1953 UW Madison
Robert Ellsworth Ireland grad student 1954 UW Madison
Howard William Whitlock grad student 1961 UW Madison
Paul J. Kropp grad student 1957-1962 UW Madison
Richard W. Franck grad student 1958-1962 Stanford
Russell Arthur Bell grad student 1963 Stanford
Bryan W. Roberts grad student 1963 Stanford
John F. W. Keana grad student 1961-1965 Stanford
Kenn E. Harding grad student 1968 Stanford
Robert Leon Carney grad student 1970 Stanford
Robert Charles Ronald grad student 1966-1970 Stanford
Kathlyn A. Parker grad student 1971 Stanford
Gary L Olson grad student 1967-1971 Stanford
Paul Allan Bartlett grad student 1972 Stanford
Dilip Kumar Banerjee post-doc 1947-1949 UW Madison
James A. Marshall post-doc 1960-1962 Stanford
Jack Kenneth Crandall post-doc 1964 Stanford
Martin F. Semmelhack post-doc 1968 Stanford
D. John Faulkner post-doc 1967-1968 Stanford
Daniel H. Rich post-doc 1970 Stanford
Timothy John Brocksom post-doc 1968-1970 Stanford
Ronald John Parry post-doc 1970-1971 Stanford
Bruce Ganem post-doc 1974 Stanford
Timothy L. Macdonald post-doc 1977 Stanford
G. William Daub post-doc 1977-1978 Stanford
Thomas Stuart Livinghouse post-doc 1980 Stanford
Bernardo Herradon post-doc 1989-1989
S. Morris Kupchan research scientist 1955-1957 UW Madison
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Johnson WS, Daub GH. (2011) The Stobbe Condensation Organic Reactions. 1-73
Johnson WS. (2011) The Formation of Cyclic Ketones by Intramolecular Acylation Organic Reactions. 114-177
Johnson WS, Huffman WF, Boots SG. (2010) Biomimetic polyene cyclizations. Synthesis of racemic 19‐norprogesterone Recueil Des Travaux Chimiques Des Pays-Bas. 98: 125-126
Neeman M, Johnson WS. (2003) Cholestanyl Methyl Ether Organic Syntheses. 9-9
Warnhoff EW, Martin DG, Johnson WS. (2003) 2‐Chloro‐2‐Methylcyclohexanone and 2‐Methyl‐2‐Cyclohexenone Organic Syntheses. 8-8
Johnson WS, Bartlett WR, Czeskis BA, et al. (1999) The fluorine atom as a cation-stabilizing auxiliary in biomimetic polyene cyclizations: Total synthesis of dl-dammarenediol Journal of Organic Chemistry. 64: 9587-9595
Fish PV, Johnson WS, Jones GS, et al. (1994) Chiral Acetal-Initiated Asymmetric Pentacyclization. Enantioselective Synthesis of 18.alpha.(H)-Oleananes Journal of Organic Chemistry. 59: 6150-6152
Fish PV, Johnson WS. (1994) The First Examples of Nonenzymic, Biomimetic Polyene Pentacyclizations. Total Synthesis of the Pentacyclic Triterpenoid Sophoradiol Journal of Organic Chemistry. 59: 2324-2335
Fish PV, Johnson WS. (1994) The tetramethylallyl cation as a surrogate for the epoxide function as an initiator of biomimetic polyene pentacyclizations. Total synthesis of sophoradiol Tetrahedron Letters. 35: 1469-1472
Johnson WS, Plummer MS, Reddy SP, et al. (1993) The fluorine atom as a cation-stabilizing auxiliary in biomimetic polyene cyclizations. IV: Total synthesis of dl-β-amyrin Journal of the American Chemical Society. 115: 515-521
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