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Keith T. Mead

Professor of Organic Chemistry and Head, Chemistry

E-mail address: kmead@ra.msstate.edu
Website: http://www.msstate.edu/dept/chemistry/rsch-km.htm

Dr. Mead earned his B.S. degree in 1979 and his Ph.D. in 1982 both at the University of Southampton in England. During his six years at Southampton, Keith played midfield for the University soccer team and was also a member of the amateur dramatics society. He spent two years doing postdoctoral research at the University of Virginia before coming to Mississippi in 1985 and is a member of the American Chemical Society. Visit his website listed above for information pertaining to his research interests.

Brewer, Bobby N. , Keith T. Mead, Charles U. Pittman, Jr., Peter C. Zhu and Kaitao Lu. "Smart Solution Chemistry: Prolonging the Lifetime of ortho-Phthalaldehyde Disinfection Solutions" Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry 43.2 (2006): 361-363.
Cakir, Sidika Polit and Keith T. Mead. "Suzuki coupling reactions of 2,4,6-trialkoxyphenylboronic acids with enol triflates: Asymmetric synthesis of a lactone template for Calyxin assemblage" Tetrahedron Letters 47.14 (2006): 2451-2454.
Cakir, Sidika Polat and Keith T. Mead. "Synthesis and Ring Cleavage of a Sterically Hindered Tetrahydro-4H-Furo [2,3b]Pyran-2-one: A Model for the Total Synthesis of Blepharocalyxin E" Heterocyclic Communications 11.6 (2005): 471-474.
Brewer, Bobby N. , Kevin L. Armbrust, Keith T. Mead and William E. Holmes. "Determination of Abamectin in Soil Samples Using High-Performance Liquid Chromatography with Tandem Mass Spectrometry" Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 18.15 (2004): 1693-1696.
Cakir, Sidika Polat and Keith T. Mead. "A Stereoselective Approach to C-Aryl Pyranoside Synthesis which Addresses the Problem of C7-Substitution in Blepharocalyxin E" Journal of Organic Chemistry 69.6 (2004): 2203-2205.
Li, Wei , Keith T. Mead, and Laura T. Smith. "Studies towards diarylheptanoid synthesis Part 1: Synthesis and ring cleavage reactions of hexahydro-2H,5H-pyrano[2,3-b]pyran-2-ones" Tetrahedron Letters 44.33 (2003): 6351-6353.
Cakir, Sidika Polat , Keith T. Mead, and Laura T. Smith. "Studies towards diarylheptanoid synthesis Part 2: Synthesis and ring cleavage reactions of tetrahydro-4H-furo[2,3-b]pyran-2-ones" Tetrahedron Letters 44.33 (2003): 6351-6353.
Mead, Keith T. and Bobby N. Brewer. "Strategies in Spiroketal Synthesis Revisited: Recent Applications and Advances" Current Organic Chemistry 7.3 (2003): 227-256.
Zemribo, Ronald and Keith T. Mead. "Demonstration of Stereospecificity in the â-Lactone-Initiated Spiroketal Synthesis" Synlett 2000.11 (2000): 1569-1572.
Zemribo, Ronald and Keith T. Mead. "Stereocontrolled Synthesis of the CD Subunit of the Marine Macrolide Altohytin A" Tetrahedron Letters 39.23 (1998): 3895-3898.
Zemribo, Ronald and Keith T. Mead. "A Novel Route to Monoanomeric Spiroketals" Tetrahedron Letters 39.23 (1998): 2891-2894.
White, Dominique , Ronald Zemribo, and Keith T. Mead. "Addressing the Competition between intramolecular acyl and beta ring cleavage in â-lactones" Tetrahedron Letters 38.13 (1997): 2223-2226.
Mead, Keith T. and Ronald Zemribo. "Studies in Spiroketal Synthesis 2: A Tandem Cyclization Route to the 1,7-Dioxaspiro[5.5]undecane Ring System" Synlett 1996.11 (1996): 1065-1066.
Mead, Keith T. and Ronald Zemribo. "Studies in Spiroketal Synthesis 1.Nucleophilic Addition to an Oxy-Stabilized Carbonium ion Generated on a 1,7-Dioxaspiro[5.5] undecane Ring System" Synlett 1996.11 (1996): 1063-1064.
Mead, Keith T. and Minnie Park. "Studies in Tetrahydrofuran Synthesis. Complete β-Lactone Formation in the Bromolactonization of a 2,4-Disubstituted β,γ-Unsaturated Carboxylic Acid" Tetrahedron Letters 36.8 (1995): 1205-1208.
Mead, Keith T. and Jinqi Lu. "Carbanion-induced intramolecular beta-cleavage reactions of 2-oxetanones" Tetrahedron Letters 35.48 (1994): 8947-8950.
Mead, Keith T. and Sasi K. Pillai. "Carbonyl-Assisted Intramolecular Ring Opening of 2-Oxetanones: A Stereoselective Route to 2,5-Disubstituted Tetrahydrofurans" Tetrahedron Letters 34.44 (1993): 6997-7000.
Mead, Keith T. and Minnie Park. "Erythro Selective Additions of Tetra-n-Butylammonium Enolates of 2-Oxetanones to Aldehydes: Application to Tetrahydrofuran Synthesis" Journal of Organic Chemistry 57.8 (1992): 2511-2514.
Tabaei, Seyed-Mohammad H. , Charles U. Pittman, Jr., and Keith T. Mead . "Dehalogenation of Organic Compounds-3: Dechlorination of Polychlorinated Biphenyls, 4-Chlorobiphenyl, and Chloro-p-xylene with Alkoxyborohydrides" Journal of Organic Chemistry 57.24 (1992): 6669-6671.
Tabaei, Seyed-Mohammad H. ,Charles U. Pittman, Jr., and Keith T. Mead. "Dehalogenation of Organic Compounds-2: The Metal Catalyzed Sodium Borohydride or Sodium Alkoxyborohydride/Tetraethylene Glycol/KOH Dechlorination of Mirex" Tetrahedron Letters 32.24 (1991): 2727-2730.
Mead, Keith T. and Hui-Li Yang. "Intramolecular Ring Opening Reactions of 2-Oxetanones Leading to Tetrahydrofuran Ring Formation: A Lewis Acid Study" Journal of Organic Chemistry 55.10 (1990): 2991-2992.
Mead, Keith T. and Hui-Li Yang. "A New Approach to the Preparation of 2-Substituted Tetrahydrofurans with Alpha-Syn Selectivity" Tetrahedron Letters 30.49 (1989): 6829-6932.
Macdonald, Timothy , Claire M. Delahunty, Keith T. Mead, and Dale E. O'Dell. "Carbonyl-Initiated Cyclization of Tetraalkylstannanes" Tetrahedron Letters 30.12 (1989): 1473-1476.
Mead, Keith T. and Beverly Samuel. "Synthesis and Intramolecular Ring Cleavage of 2-Oxetanones" Tetrahedron Letters 29.50 (1988): 6573-6576.
Mead, Keith T. "Syn-Selective Additions of Acetylide Anions to á-Alkoxy Aldehydes" Tetrahedron Letters 28.10 (1987): 1019-1022.
Mead, Keith T. and Timothy L. Macdonald. "Metal Ion Controlled Addition to á,â -Dialkoxy Carbonyl Compounds" Journal of Organic Chemistry 50.3 (1985): 422-424.