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Lawrence Wolf

Lawrence Wolf
Lawrence M Wolf, Ph.D.Assistant Professor
  • CollegeCollege of Sciences
  • DepartmentChemistry
  • Phone(978) 934-5877
  • OfficeOlney Hall - 409
  • EmailLawrence_Wolf@uml.edu

Education

  • : Computational/Theoretical Chemistry, (2016), Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung - Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
  • Ph D: Organic Chemistry, (2012), University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, IL
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Catalyst Development in Asymmetric Phase Transfer Catalysis Employing QSAR Methods & Computational Investigations on the Stereochemical Course of the Addition of Allylsilanes to Aldehydes
  • BS: Chemistry, (2006), Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA
    Supporting Area: Physics

Publications

  • Gu, L., Wolf, L.M., Thiel, W., Lehmann, C.W., Alcarazo, M. (2017) "Reductive Elimination of C 6 F 5 - C 6 F 5 from Pd(II) Complexes: In fl uence of a - Dicationic Chelating Phosphines," Organometallics pp. ASAP
  • Rosca, D., Radkowski, K., Wolf, L.M., Wagh, M., Goddard, R., Thiel, W., Fürstner, A. (2017) "Ruthenium-Catalyzed Alkyne trans-Hydrometalation: Mechanistic Insights and Preparative Implications," Journal of the American Chemical Society 139: pp. 2443-2455
  • Gu, L., Wolf, L.M., Zielinski, A., Thiel, W., Alcarazo, M. (2017) "a-Dicationic Chelating Phosphines: Synthesis and Application to the Hydroarylation of Dienes," Journal of the American Chemical Society 139: pp. 4948-4953
  • Boess, E., Wolf, L.M., Malakar, S., Salamone, M., Bietti, M., Thiel, W., Klussmann, M. (2016) "Competitive Hydrogen Atom Transfer to Oxyl- and Peroxyl Radicals in the Cu-Catalyzed Oxidative Coupling of N-Aryl Tetrahydroisoquinolines Using tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide," ACS Catalysis 6: pp. 3253-3261
  • Ilg, M.K., Wolf, L.M., Mantilli, L., Farès, C., Thiel, W., Fürstner, A. (2015) "A Striking Case of Enantioinversion in Gold Catalysis and Its Probable Origins," Chemistry—A European Journal 21: pp. 12279-12284
  • Xie, L., Bagutski, V., Audisio, D., Wolf, L.M., Schmidts, V., Hofmann, K., Wirtz, C., Thiel, W., Thiele, C.M., Maulide, N. (2015) "Dynamic behavior of monohaptoallylpalladium species: internal coordination as a driving force in allylic alklylation chemistry," Chemical Science 6: pp. 5734-5739
  • Leutzsche, M., Wolf, L.M., Gupta, P., Fuchs, M., Thiel, W., Farès, C., Fürstner, A. (2015) "Formation of Ruthenium Carbenes by gem-Hydrogen Transfer to Internal Alkynes: Implications for Alkyne trans-Hydrogenation," Angewandte Chemie International Edition 54: pp. 12431-12436
  • Wolf, L.M., Thiel, W. (2014) "Origin of Inversion versus Retention in the Oxidative Addition of 3-Chloro-cyclopentene to Pd(0)Ln," Journal of Organic Chemistry 79: pp. 12136-12147
  • Wolf, L.M., Denmark, S.E. (2013) "A Theoretical Investigation on the Mechanism and Stereochemical Course of the Addition of (E)-2-Butenyltrimethylsilane to Acetaldehyde by Electrophilic and Nucleophilic Activation," Journal of the American Chemical Society 135: pp. 4743-4756
  • Denmark, S.E., Weber, E.J., Almstead, N.J., Wolf, L.M. (2012) "On the Stereochemical Course of the Addition of Allylsilanes to Aldehydes," Tetrahedron 68: pp. 7701-7718
  • Denmark, S.E., Gould, N.D., Wolf, L.M. (2011) "A Systematic Investigation of Quaternary Ammonium Ions as Asymmetric Phase Transfer Catalysts. Application of Quantitative Structure Activity/Selectivity Relationships," Journal of Organic Chemistry 76: pp. 4337-4357

Presentations

  • Mechanistic Investigations in Alkyne Hydrogentation, Allylation, and Phase Transfer Catalysis guided by DFT, 2016 - Changchun, China
  • A DFT Study on the Ru Catalyzed trans-Hydrogenation of Alkynes: Unique Access to a Ru-carbene - The 13th International Kyoto Conference on New Aspects of Organic Chemistry, November 2015 - Kyoto, Japan
  • A DFT Study on the Ru Catalyzed trans-Hydrogenation of Alkynes - Biannual Max-Planck-Institut Internal Seminar, April 2015 - Mu¨lheim, an der Ruhr, Germany
  • Origin of Inversion vs Retention in the Oxidative Addition of 3-chlorocyclopentene to Pd(0)Ln - 50th Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry, September 2014 - Vienna, Austria
  • On the Selectivity of Inversion vs Retention in The Oxidative Addition of Allylic Halides by Palladium - Binnual Max-Planck-Institut Internal Seminar, December 2013 - Mu¨lheim, an der Ruhr, Germany
  • Investigation of Phase Transfer Catalysis Employing Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships - Fuson Travel Award Lecture, August 2011 - Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • Investigation of Phase Transfer Catalysis Employing Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships - Physical Organic Gordon Research Conference, June 2011 - Holderness, NH
  • The Application of QSAR/QSSR Methods for Catalyst Evaluation and Development in Phase Transfer Catalysis - 23rd Annual Allerton Research Conference, November 2009 - Urbana-Champaign, IL