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Dr. James Bobbitt has been developing the chemistry of oxoammonium salts, such as Bobbitt's Salt (Aldrich product 745537), for 30 years. He discovered the oxoaommonium chemistry by accident in 1985 and found that it had been started by a fine Russian chemist called Valery Golubev. At the University of Connecticut, he has had major collaborations with Professor Christian Bruckner, Professor William Bailey, and Professor Nicholas Leadbeater. He does most of his own experimental work, much of which has been published. Even though he is into his mid-80's, he continues to work on several chemistry projects as an Emeritus Professor at UConn.

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Michael A Mercadante, Christopher B Kelly, James M Bobbitt, Leon J Tilley, Nicholas E Leadbeater
Nature Protocols 2013-04-01
We describe the synthesis of the lesser-known stoichiometric oxidation reagent 4-acetamido-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxoammonium tetrafluoroborate (1, Bobbitt's salt), as well as of 4-acetamido-(2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-piperidin-1-yl)oxyl (2, AcNH-TEMPO). Several representative oxidation reactions are also presented to demonst...Read More
James M Bobbitt
J. Org. Chem., 1998, 63 (25), pp 9367–9374
4-Acetylamino-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxoammonium perchlorate is a stable, nonhy-groscopic oxoammonium salt that is easily prepared and can be used for the oxidation of alcohols to ketones or aldehydes in near quantitative yields...Read More
James M. Bobbitt, Christian BrüCkner, Nabyl Merbouh
Published Online: 15 FEB 2010
The discovery in 1959 of stable nitroxide-based free radicals such as the prototypical 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl (TEMPO) led to their use as electron spin resonance (ESR) spin labels in chemistry, biomedicine, and materials science...Read More
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