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Stanley Williamson
  • Title
    • Professor Emeritus
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Physical Sciences Building, NA see main office
  • Mail Stop Chemistry
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Chemistry

Summary of Expertise

Inorganic Chemistry, Fluorine Chemistry, Synthesis, New Ligands

Research Interests

Stanley Williamson has research interests in inorganic synthesis problems as they pertain to the utilization of highly halogenated reagents with a variety of organic and inorganic substrates. His current work involves the development of fluorinated ligands for use in organometallic chemistry. Williamson is also interested in expanding the role of many classical inorganic reagents in new aspects of organometallic/transition metal chemistry.

Selected Publications

  • J. C. Fuller, S. M. Williamson, and B. Singaram, "Reduction of alpha,beta-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds with Sodium Borohydride in Diethyl Ether/Methanol/Pentafluorophenol Solvent System," J. Fluorine Chem. 68, 205, 1994.
  • J. C. Fuller, M. L. Karpinski, S. M. Williamson, and B. Singaram, "A fluorine-mediated Boron Reducing Agent: Sodium Tris(pentafluorophenoxy)borohydride. Preparation and Reaction with Selected Organic Compounds Containing Representative Functional Groups. Facile Diastereoselective Reduction of Substituted Cyclohexanones," J. Fluorine Chem. 66, 123, 1994.
  • J. Golden, C. Schreier, B. Singaram, and S. M. Williamson, "Disproportionation of Alkoxyborohydrides: A 11B NMR Study of the Reaction between Sodium Borohydride and Fluorinated Alcohols and Phenols. The Preparation of Tris(fluoroalkyloxy)- and Tris(fluorophenoxy)borohydrides." Inorg. Chem. 31, 1533, 1992.