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Paul L. Dowd

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States 
mechanistic action of vitamins
"Paul Dowd"

Paul Dowd graduated from Harvard College in 1958, and then went to Columbia where he received the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. His thesis was written under the direction of Ronald Breslow and dealt with approaches to the sym-triphenylcyclopropenyl anion. He then returned to Harvard for a year of postdoctoral work with R.B. Woodward, followed by 6 years on the staff.

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Ronald Charles David Breslow grad student 1963 Columbia
 (Approaches to the sym triphenylcyclopropenyl anion)
Robert B. Woodward post-doc 1964 Harvard


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Phil Garner grad student
Philip Garner grad student 1978-1981 Pitt
Wei Zhang grad student 1989-1993 University of Pittsburgh
Wei Zhang post-doc 1993-1995 University of Pittsburgh
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Deng Q, Thomas BE, Houk KN, et al. (2013) Transition structures of the ene reactions of cyclopropene. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 119: 6902-8
Zhang W, Gomy R, Dowd P. (1999) Formation of 1-Benzosuberones by Three-Carbon Ring Expansion of Benzocylobutenones1 Synthetic Communications. 29: 2903-2913
Wilsey S, Dowd P, Houk KN. (1999) Effect of alkyl substituents and ring size on alkoxy radical cleavage reactions Journal of Organic Chemistry. 64: 8801-8811
He M, Dowd P. (1998) Mechanism of action of vitamin b12. Ultrafast radical clocks provide no evidence for radical intermediates in cyclopropane models for the methylmalonyl-coa to succinyl-coa carbon skeleton rearrangement Journal of the American Chemical Society. 120: 1133-1137
Curran DP, Gu X, Zhang W, et al. (1997) On the mechanism of the intramolecular samarium barbier reaction. Probes for formation of radical and organosamarium intermediates Tetrahedron. 53: 9023-9042
He M, Dowd P. (1996) Mechanism of Action of Vitamin B12. A New Test for Free Radical Intermediates Using a Cyclopropane Model for the Methylmalonyl-CoA to Succinyl-CoA Carbon Skeleton Rearrangement Journal of the American Chemical Society. 118: 711-711
Zhang W, Dowd P. (1996) Double ring expansions: A new method for making medium and large cyclic ketones Tetrahedron Letters. 37: 957-960
Dowd P, Ham SW, Naganathan S, et al. (1995) The mechanism of action of vitamin K Annual Review of Nutrition. 15: 419-440
Zhang W, Dowd P. (1995) Free radical ring expansion of fused-methylenecyclobutanes Tetrahedron Letters. 36: 8539-8542
Zhang W, Collins MR, Mahmood K, et al. (1995) Intramolecular [2 + 2] cycloaddition and sequential ring expansion Tetrahedron Letters. 36: 2729-2732
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