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Larry E. Overman



Larry E. Overman is Distinguised Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine. Overman obtained a B.A. degree from Earlham College in 1965 and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1969. Professor Overman is a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was the recipient of the Arthur C. Cope Award in 2003.

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Overman's research is focused on the development of new chemical reactions, particularly transition metal catalyzed reactions, and the application of those reactions toward the synthesis of natural products. Overman is most known for the Overman rearrangement, a Claisen rearrangement of allylic alcohols to give allylic trichloroacetamides.

References

  • University of California, Irvine faculty page
 
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