Robert W. Murray
Murray received his A.B. degree from Brown University, M.A. from
Wesleyan University, and Ph.D. from Yale University. He spent
10 years as a member of the technical staff at Bell Labs prior
to joining the UM-St. Louis faculty in 1968.
Phone: (314) 516-5311
Fax: (314) 516-5342
is interested in all aspects of oxidation chemistry. Of particular interest
is the role of oxidation chemistry in biochemistry and medicine.
Other currently active research projects are:
study of singlet oxygen chemistry,
- a study
of models for the monoxygenase enzymes with emphasis on those involved
in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) metabolism,
- a study
of chemical carcinogensis, especially that involving polycyclic aromatic
on the preparation and reactivity of dioxiranes, and
- a search
for environmentally safe methods for bleaching wood pulps.
''Enantioselective formation of arene oxides by direct oxidation of the arene". R. W. Murray, M. Singh, Enantiomer 2000, 5, 245
"Improved Synthesis and X-ray Structure Determination of the
Stereoisomeric k-Region Arene Dioxides of Pyrene and Dibenz[a,h]-anthracene",
R.W. Murray, M. Singh, N.P. Rath, Polycyclic Arom. Compds, 1999, 13,
"The Reaction of Cyclooctatetraene with Dimethyldioxirane" R. W. Murray,
M. Singh, Tetrahedron, 1999, 55, 4539.
"Arene Dioxides of Substituted Pyrenes: Synthesis and X-ray Structural Studies",
R.W. Murray, M. Singh, N.P. Rath, Carcinogenesis, 1999, 20,
"Cyclooctatetraene Tetraepoxides, R. W. Murray, M. Singh, Tetrahedron
Lett., 1998, 39, 2899.
"Oxidative Transformations of 1-Nitropyrene Under Simulated Enviromental
Conditions", Robert W. Murray, Megh Singh, Chem. Research in Toxicology, 1998, 11,
Using the Dicylohexylcarbodiimide/Hydrogen Peroxide System",
R.W. Murray, K. Iyanar, J. Org. Chem., 1998, 63,
structures of some arene oxides". R. W. Murray, M. Singh, N.
P. Rath, Structural Chemistry, 1999, 10,