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Peter Wade

Peter A. Wade, PhD

Professor Emeritus
Department of Chemistry
Office: Disque Hall 508
Phone: 215.895.2652
Fax: 215.895.1699


  • BS, Lowell Technological Institute, 1968
  • PhD, Purdue University, 1973

Curriculum Vitae:

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Research Interests:

Exploration of a newly discovered [3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement in which O-allyl nitronic esters are thermally converted to g,d-unsaturated nitro compounds; development and exploitation of a carbon-based hemiacetal mimic; and exploration of cycloaddition reactions involving nitroethylene derivatives and novel nitrile oxides.

Selected Publications:

  • Peter A. Wade*, James K. Murray, Jr., Sharmila Shah-Patel, Bruce A. Palfey, Patrick J. Carroll, "Tandem Nitroaldol-Dehydration Reactions Employing the Dianion of Phenyl-sulfonylnitromethane," J. Org. Chem. 2000, 65, 7723.
  • Peter A. Wade*, Hung T. Le, Nayan V. Amin, "Preparation, Properties, and Chemical Reactivity of a-Nitrosulfox-imines, Chiral Analogs of a-Nitrosulfones," J. Org. Chem. 2002, 67, 2859.
  • Peter A. Wade*, James K. Murray, Jr, Sharmila Shah-Patel, Patrick J. Carroll, "Generation and In Situ Diels-Alder Reactions of Activated Nitroethylene Derivatives," Tetrahedron Lett. 2002, 43, 2585.
  • Peter A. Wade*, James K. Murray, Jr., Sharmila Shah-Patel, Hung T. Le, "Competing Diels-Alder Reactions of Activated Nitroethylene Derivatives and [3,3]-Sigmatropic Rearrangements of the Cycloadducts," Chem. Commun. 2002, 1090.
  • Peter A. Wade*, Susan A. Rutkowsky, Daniel B. King, “A Simple Combinatorial Experiment Based on Fischer Esterification” J. Chem. Educ., 2005. 82, 0000 [In Press].