Waldemar Adam


Emeritus Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Puerto Rico
E-mail: wadam@chemie.uni-wuerzburg.de
Page: http://www.chemie.uni-wuerzburg.de

Fields of interest: 

Metal-catalyzed oxidations (homogeneous, zeolites), enzyme-catalyzed asymmetric reactions; peroxide chemistry; high-energy molecules (dioxiranes, dioxetanes, singlet oxygen); sulfur transfer; photochemistry, electron transfer, laser chemistry, chemiluminescence; radical chemistry, azoalkanes (radical cations, diradicals, high-spin systems); computational chemistry; photobiology (genotoxicity, photooxidative DNA damage, intercalation).


Recent publications:

Kazakov, D. V.; Timerbaev, A. R.; Safarov, F. E.; Nazirov, T. I. ; Kazakova, O. B.; Ishmuratov, G. Y.; Terent’ev, A. O.; Borisov, D. A.; Tolstikov, A. G.; Tolstikov, G. A.; Adam, W.:
Chemiluminescence from the Biomimetic Reaction of 1, 2, 4-Trioxolanes and 1, 2, 4, 5-Tetroxanes with Ferrous Ions,
RSC Advances, Vol. 2, (2011), pp. 107-110.

Solomon, M. R.; Sivaguru, J.; Jockusch, S.; Adam, W.; Turro, N.J.:
Decoding Stereocontrol During the Photooxygenation of Oxazolidinone-Functionalized Enecarbamates,
Org. Lett., Vol. 12, (2010), pp. 2142 – 2145. 

Ovchinnikov,M. Y.; Khursan,S. L.; Kazakov, D. V.; Adam, W.:
TheTheoretical Trajectory for the Chloride-Ion-Induced Generation of Singlet Oxygen in the Decomposition of Dimethyldioxirane,
J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem., Vol. 210, (2010), pp. 100 –107.

Valentín, E. M.; Montes, I.; Adam, W.:
Counterion  Effects in the Nucleophilic Substitution Reaction of the Acetate Ion with Alkyl Bromides in the Synthesis of Esters,
J. Chem. Educ., Vol. 86, (2009), pp. 1315-1318.

Solomon, M. R.; Saito, H.; Sivaguru, J.; Jokusch, S.; Inoue, Y.; Adam, W.; Turro,N.J.:
Isolation and syn Elimination of a Peterson Adduct to Obtain Optically Pure Product in the Diastereoselective Synthesis of Oxazolidinone-Functionalized Enecarbamates,
Lett. Org. Chem., Vol. 6,(2009),pp. 362-366.

Solomon, M. R.; Sivaguru, J.; Jokusch, S.; Adam, W.; Turro, N.J.:
Physical and Chemical Quenching Rates and their Influence on the StereoselectivePhotooxygenation of Oxazolidinone-Functionalized Enecarbamates,
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., Vol. 8, (2009), pp. 912-915.

Kilic, H.; Adam, W.; Alsters, P. L.:
Effect of Additives on Chemoselectivity and Diastereoselectivityin the Catalytic Epoxidation of Chiral Allylic Alcohols with Hydrogen Peroxide and Binuclear Manganese Complexes,
J. Org. Chem.,Vol. 74, (2009), pp. 1135-1140.

Adam, W.; Zhao, C.-G.;  Saha-Moeller, C. R.; Jakka, K.:
Oxidation of Organic Compounds by Dioxiranes,
Denmark, S. E., Ed.; John Wiley &   Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, New Jersey, 2009 (670 pages).

Alsters, P.L.;Witte, P.T.; Neumann, R.; Rozner, D.S.; Adam, W.; Zhang, R.; Reedijk, J.; Gamez, P.; ten Elshof, J.T.; Chowdhury, S.R.:
Fine-Tuning and Recycling of Homogeneous Tungstate and Polytungstate Epoxidation Catalysts
in Mechanisms in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Epoxidation Catalysis, Oyama S. T.,Ed.; Elsevier B.V.: Amsterdam 2008; Chap. 16, pp. 415-428.

Sivaguru, J.; Solomon, M.; Poon, T.; Jockusch, S.; Bosio, S. G.; Adam, W.; Turro, N. J.:
The Reaction of Singlet Oxygen with Chiral Enecarbamates: A Mechanistic Playground for Investigating Chemoselectivity, Stereoselectivity and Selective Vibratioselectivity of Photooxidations,
Acc. Chem. Res., Vol. 41, (2008), pp. 387- 400.