Philip M. Keehn, PhD, Brandeis University

Philip Keehn, PhD
Philip M. Keehn, PhD

The relationships between structure, properties and reactivities of molecules are important for the fundamental understanding of chemical systems and processes. These relationships are the general focus of Dr. Keehn's research efforts. The lab synthesizes and studies molecules with unusual architecture or unique physical and/or chemical properties in order to better understand the novel structures, the causes for their unique characteristics and the general limitations of carbonaceous materials. Ultimately, the lab hopes to obtain a better comprehension of the properties of atoms and molecules in order to have a better understanding of chemical substances and in order to make more useful materials.

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  1. Gnaim JM, Green BS, Arad-Yellin R, Vyas K, Levy J, Frolow F, Keehn PM. "Tri-3-(2-butyl)-6-methylsalicylide. A Novel, Versatile Tri-o-thymotide Based Clathrate Host Having Chiral Centers," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 1915.
  2. Xu L, Keehn PM, Gnaim JM, Green BS. "Analogues of Tri-o-thymotide (TOT) and Tri-o-carvacrotide (TOC) by Direct Bromination of TOT and TOC," J. Org. Chem. 1992, 57, 3208.
  3. Al-Farhan F, Keehn PM, Stevenson R. "Cyclo-oligomerization of Veratryl Alcohol with Trifluoroacetic Acid," Tetrahedron Lett. 1992, 33, 3591.
  4. Al-Farhan F, Falana OM, Keehn PM, Stevenson R. "A Simple Synthesis of Cyclotribromoveratrylene (CTBV) . An Extractive of the Red Algae Halopytis pinastroides," Tetrahedron Lett. 1992, 33, 5885.