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James Bobbitt

Professor James Bobbitt

Dr. James Bobbitt has been developing the chemistry of oxoammonium salts, such as Bobbitt's Salt for 30 years. He discovered the oxoaommonium chemistry by accident in 1985 and found that it had been started by a fine Russian chemist called Valery Golubev. At the University of Connecticut, he has had major collaborations with Professor Christian Bruckner, Professor William Bailey, and Professor Nicholas Leadbeater. He does most of his own experimental work, much of which has been published. Even though he is into his mid-80's, he continues to work on several chemistry projects as an Emeritus Professor at UConn.

Recent papers from the Bobbitt Group

Mercadante MA, Kelly CB, Bobbitt JM, Tilley LJ, Leadbeater NE. 2013. Synthesis of 4-acetamido-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxoammonium tetrafluoroborate and 4-acetamido-(2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-piperidin-1-yl)oxyl and their use in oxidative reactions. Nat Protoc. 8(4):666-676.
Bobbitt JM. 1998. Oxoammonium Salts. 6.14-Acetylamino-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxoammonium Perchlorate:  A Stable and Convenient Reagent for the Oxidation of Alcohols. Silica Gel Catalysis. J. Org. Chem.. 63(25):9367-9374.
Bobbitt JM, BrüCkner C, Merbouh N. 2009. Oxoammonium- and Nitroxide-Catalyzed Oxidations of Alcohols.103-424.
Products available from James Bobbitt:


  • Organic Synthetic Chemistry

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