William Levine Hall
Office Room #: 320
160 Frelinghuysen Road Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: (848) 445-5382
Fax: (732) 445-6312
Joseph E. Rice, PhD
Education & TrainingPhD, MS and BS - Polytechnic Institute of New York, Brooklyn, NY
Research InterestsThe focus of my research is organic synthesis as applied to the preparation of biologically-active molecules. I am particularly intrigued by the possibilities presented by the use of organometallic chemistry in synthesis. The utility of organometallic reagents for the rapid and stereoselective synthesis of advanced intermediates suitable for structure-activity investigations is an area of active research in my laboratory. Related to this is an interest in developing novel methods for preparing oxazoles and derivatizing existing oxazole rings. As these new methods are developed they will be employed in the synthesis of oxazole-containing natural products. Another area of interest is to employ the energy contained within small-ring compounds to drive the synthesis of biologically-important compounds.