Department of Chemistry
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Jack Waas
Senior Lecturer

Department of Chemistry
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3255

P: 979-458-4911

Current Activities

Lecturer for Organic Chemistry I and II.

Research in collaboration with Dr. Daniel Singleton at Texas A&M University, 8/05 to present. Experimental and computational investigation of a Diels-Alder reaction involving a highly reactive cyclopentadienone derivative, as well as other cycloadditions involving tropone, heptafulvene, and other compounds of structural interest.

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Michigan (1997)

Selected Publications

  • Chen, Z.; Quinones-Nieves, Y.; Waas, Jack R.; Singleton, D. A. "Isotope Effects, Dynamic Matching, and Solvent Dynamics in a Wittig Reaction. Betaines as Bypassed Intermediates." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 13122-13125.
  • Thomas, J. B.; Waas, J. R.; Harmata, M.; Singleton, D. A. "Control Elements in Dynamically Determined Selectivity on a Bifurcating Surface." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 14544-14555.
  • Waas, J. R. "Semiempirical and DFT Investigations of the Dissociation of Alkyl Halides." J. Chem. Ed. 2006, 83, 1017-1021.