MICHAEL P. CAVA
Ramsay Professor Emeritus
natural product synthesis, novel heterocycles, new organic structures
for material science applications
B.S., 1946, Harvard University; M.S., 1948, Ph.D., 1951, University
of Michigan; NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, 1951-1953, Harvard University.
Professor Cava's research areas extend over several different areas of
organic chemistry. In the field of natural products, he is interested
in the chemistry of biologically significant compounds, especially those
derived from aromatic or heterocyclic systems. Recent structural
and synthetic work has focused upon unusual isoquinoline and indole
alkaloids, especially those of marine origin.
Other research interests include the organic chemistry of sulfur,
selenium and tellurium with particular emphasis on novel heterocycles
and polymers having potential applications in the materials science
area. In this connection, he is also a participant in the Materials Science
Sodium Reduction of trans-3,3'-Benzo[c]thienylidene-1,1'-dithione and
trans-3,3'-Benzo[c]selenonylidene-1,1'-dithione." Aqad, E.; Lakshmikantham,
M. V.; Cava, M. P. Org. Lett., 6, 3039-3041
of Stable Seleno[3,4-b]quinoxaline Derivatives." Aqad, E.; Lakshmikantham,
M. V.; Cava, M. P. Org. Lett., 5, 4089-4092
of Benzo[c]selenophene and Derivatives via New Routes," E. Aqad,
M. V. Lakshmikantham, M. P. Cava, Org. Lett. 5,
Isosteres of 9,10-Dithioanthraquinone," Y. A. Jackson, D. Rajagopal,
J. Bendolph, M. Guillory, M. V. Lakshmikantham, J. T. Yang, M. P. Cava,
Org. Lett. 5, 1883-1885 (2003).
and Transformations of some new 2,4-Bismethylene-1,3-ditelluretanes,"
D. Rajagopol, M. V. Lakshmikantham, M. P. Cava, G. A. Broker, R. D. Rogers,
Tetrahedron Lett. 44, 2397-2400 (2003).
and Nonlinear Optical Properties of a Langmuir-Blodgett Monolayer of a
Pyridinium Dye," J. W. Baldwin, R. R. Amaresh, I. R. Peterson,
W. J. Shumate, M. P. Cava, M. A. Amiri, R. Hamilton, G. J. Ashwell, R.
M. Metzger, J. Phys. Chem. B, 106, 12158-12164
of the First 1,3-Ditellurole-Containing Radialene-Type TTF Derivatives,"
D. Rajagopol, M. V. Lakshimkantham, M. P. Cava, Org. Lett. 4,
Thiophenes and Selenophenes: Thionyl Chloride and Selenium Oxychloride
as Sulfur and Selenium Transfer Reagents," R. R. Amaresh, M.
V. Lakshmikantham, J. W. Baldwin, M. P. Cava, R. M. Metzger, R. D. Rogers,
J. Org. Chem. 67, 2453-2458 (2002).
of the First Tellurium-Containing Diheteropentalene," D. Rajagopol,
M. V. Lakshmikantham, E. H. Morkved, M. P. Cava, Org. Lett,.4,
of 3,4-Ethylenedioxyselenophene (EDOS): A Novel Building Block for Electron-Rich
π-Conjugated Polymers," E. Aqad, M. V. Lakshmikantham, M.
P. Cava, Org. Lett. 3, 4283-4285 (2001).
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