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Dr. Allan Headley, Ph.D.

  • Faculty

Professor

Chemistry

Educational Background

  • Postdoc., Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, 1983
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Howard University, 1982
  • BA, Washington Adventist University, 1976

Academic Positions

  • Professor, Chemistry, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2004-present
  • Interim Department Head, Chemistry, TAMUC, 2014-2015
  • Dean, Graduate Studies & Research, TAMUC, 2004-2012
  • Professor, Chemistry, Texas Tech University, 2002-2004
  • Associate Graduate Dean, Texas Tech University, 1999-2004
  • Associate Professor, Chemistry, Texas Tech University, 1995-2002
  • Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Texas Tech University, 1989-1995
  • Lecturer, Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, 1987-1989
  • Lecturer, Chemistry, University of the West Indies, Jamaica 1983-1987

Research Interests

  • Design and synthesis of novel chiral ionic liquids
  • Organic catalysis and asymmetric synthesis
  • Quantitative structure-property/activity relationships
  • Ab Initio calculations and molecular modeling

Research Publications

  • Qiao, Y.; Headley, A. D. Green Chemistry 2013, 15 (10), 2690-2694. A Simple and Highly Effective Water-Compatible Organocatalysts for Asymmetric Direct Michael Reactions of Linear aldehydes to Maleimides in Aqueous Media.
  • Qiao, Y.; Chen, Q.; Lin, S.; Ni, B.; Headley, A. D. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 2693-2697. Organocatalytic Direct Asymmetric Crossed-Aldol Reactions of Acetaldehyde in Aqueous Media.
  • Ghosh, S. K; Qiao, Y, Ni, B.; Headley, A. D. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2013, 11, 1801-1804. Asymmetric Michael Reactions Catalyzed by a Highly Efficient and Recyclable Quaternary Ammonium Ionic Liquid Supported Organocatalyst in Aqueous Media.
  • Ghosh, S. K.; Dhungana, K.; Headley, A. D.; Ni, B. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 8322-8325. Highly Enantioselective and Recyclable Organocatalytic Michael Addition of Malalonates to -Unsaturated Aldehydes in Aqueous Media.

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