Larry E. Overman
#44406 Overall Influence

Larry E. Overman

American chemist

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Larry E. Overman is the Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of California at Irvine. He earned a B.A. from Earlham College and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Best known for his Claisen rearrangement of allylic alcohols in order to give allylic trichloroacetamides, known as the Overman rearrangement, Overman has focused on the discovery and development of new chemical reactions. His early work at the comparatively small laboratory at the University of California at Irvine sparked a lifetime love for rearrangement reactions, an interest that has yielded valuable data and strategies for studying catalysis of palladium.

Overman is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the United States National Academy of Sciences. He has a number of scientific works to his credit, including “Molecular Rearrangements in the Construction of Complex Molecules”, and “Thermal and mercuric ion catalyzed [3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement of allylic trichloroacetimidates. 1,3 Transposition of alcohol and amine functions”.

In 2008, Overman was honored with the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry and in 2015, he was awarded the Ryoji Noyori Prize. He has also been recognized as an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow (1975-1977) and a Guggenheim Fellow (1993).

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University of California, Irvine
University of California, Irvine

Public research university in Irvine, California, United States

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University of Wisconsin–Madison
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Public research university in Madison, Wisconsin., USA

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Earlham College
Earlham College

College in Richmond, Indiana

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#488 World Rank #158 USA Rank
Chemistry