William Summer Johnson

Affiliations: 
1940-1960 University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI 
 1960-1988 Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 
Area:
synthesis of natural products
Website:
http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10269&page=184
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(1913 - 1995)
http://www.nasonline.org/member-directory/deceased-members/54093.html
http://www.scs.illinois.edu/~mainzv/Web_Genealogy/Info/johnsonws.pdf
http://www.orgsyn.org/obits/johnsonws.pdf
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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Parents

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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

Children

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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 Wijnberg 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
Paul Allan Bartlett grad student 1972 Stanford
Dilip Kumar Banerjee post-doc 1947-1949 UW Madison
James A. Marshall post-doc 1960-1962 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, Brinkmeyer RS, Kapoor VM, et al. (1977) Asymmetric total synthesis of 11alpha-hydroxyprogesterone via a briomimetic polyene cyclization. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 99: 8341-3
Johnson WS, Escher S, Metcalf BW. (1976) Letter: A stereospecific total synthesis of racemic 11alpha-hydroxyprogesterone via a biomimetic polyene cyclization. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 98: 1039-4
Johnson WS. (1976) Biomimetic polyene cyclizations. Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English). 15: 9-17
Bartlett PA, Brauman JL, Johnson WS, et al. (1973) Concerning the mechanism of a nonenzymic biogenetic-like olefinic cyclization. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 95: 7502-4
Bartlett PA, Johnson WS. (1973) A stereospecific total synthesis of estrone via a cationic olefinic cyclization. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 95: 7501-2
Morton DR, Johnson WS. (1973) Acetylenic bond participation in biogenetic-like olefinic cyclizations in nitroalkane solvents. A facile total synthesis of dl-testosterone benzoate. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 95: 4419-20
Morton DR, Gravestock MB, Parry RJ, et al. (1973) Acetylenic bond participation in biogenetic-like olefinic cyclizations in nitroalkane solvents. Synthesis of the 17-hydroxy-5 beta-pregnan-20-one system. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 95: 4417-8
McCarry BE, Markezich RL, Johnson WS. (1973) Direct formation of the steroid nucleus by a nonenzymic biogenetic-like cyclization. Cyclization and proof of structure and configuration of products. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 95: 4416-7
Markezich RL, Willy WE, McCarry BE, et al. (1973) Direct formation of the steroid nucleus by a nonenzymic biogenetic-like cyclization. Preparation of the cyclization substrate. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 95: 4414-6
Johnson WS, Gravestock MB, McCarry BE. (1971) Acetylenic bond participation in biogenetic-like olefinic cyclizations. II. Synthesis of dl-progesterone. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 93: 4332-4
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