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Faculty - Dr. Bruce L. Jensen

Dr. Bruce L. Jensen
Associate Professor

B.S. Chemistry, Western Michigan Univ. (WMU)
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, WMU
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicinal Chem., UMich.
NDEA Title IV Fellow, WMU
Visiting Professor, Unive. of South Carolina
Outstanding Teaching Award, UMaine

177 Aubert Hall/154 Aubert Hall
Fax: 207-581-1191


  • Curriculum development in the UMaine undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory.  (Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation Grant)
  • Total synthesis of vitamin D3. (With Dr. Paul Peterson)
  • Identification of Katahdin potato hormones. (With Dr. Alan Langille)
  • Synthesis of chiral vinyl-and allyl-siliconides for use in asymmetric induction reactions with chiral aldehydes. (With Kirup Shanmuganathan)
  • Preparation and animal evaluation of mitometh for the treatment of adrenal cortical carcinoma. (With Dr. Dana Briggs)
  • Synthesis of B-ring homoalkaloids by photochemical ring closure. (With K. Chockalingam)
  • Total Synthesis of MAAs. (With Dr. Malcolm Shick)
  • Synthesis of hole trans-port and electron transport molecules for electro-luminescence devices. (With Dr. Carl Tripp)
  • 1,2-Carbonyl Transposition of Tetralones. (With Sergei Slobodzian)
  • Preparation of 2-benzazepinones via neighboring group participation and regiospecific Beckmann rearrangement. (With Dennis Michaud and Sunil Silvary, present)
  • Proton NMR analysis of bio-oils (with Brian Frederick)

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Department of Chemistry
156 Aubert Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207)-581-1169 | Fax: (207)-581-1191
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System