Office Address

1479 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Jack E.


Research Assistant Professor
Biochemistry Molecular Biology and Biophysics

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Research statement

I collaborate with the Wackett Lab assisting in issues regarding organic chemistry: synthesis, purification, isolation, structure identification and stereochemistry using spectroscopic methods. A long-range project attempts to build organic ligands that mimic the position of protein functionality in the active site of carbonic anhydrase.  

Selected publications

Sukovich, David J.; Seffernick, Jennifer L.; Richman, Jack E.; Gralnick, Jeffrey A.; Wackett, Lawrence P.  Widespread head-to-head hydrocarbon biosynthesis in bacteria and role of OleA.   Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2010),  76(12),  3850-3862. 

Sukovich, David J.; Seffernick, Jennifer L.; Richman, Jack E.; Hunt, Kristopher A.; Gralnick, Jeffrey A.; Wackett, Lawrence P.  Structure, function, and insights into the biosynthesis of a head-to-head hydrocarbon in Shewanella oneidensis strain MR-1.   Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2010), 76(12), 3842-3849.

Richman, Jack E.  Salts of Mosher's thioacid: agents for determining the enantiomer excess of SN2 substrates.   Tetrahedron Letters (2010), 51(21),  2793-2796.

Frias, Janice A.; Richman, Jack E.; Wackett, Lawrence P.  C29 olefinic hydrocarbons biosynthesized by Arthrobacter species.    Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2009), 75(6), 1774-1777.

Hoye, Rebecca C.; Richman, Jack E.; Dantas, Gautam A.; Lightbourne, Marissa F.; Shinneman, L. Scott.  Synthesis of polyazamacrocyclic compounds via modified Richman-Atkins cyclization of b -trimethylsilylethanesulfonamides.    Journal of Organic Chemistry (2001),  66(8), 2722-2725.

Galasso, V.; Jones, D.; Richman, Jack E.  Ab initio study of the molecular structure and spectroscopic properties of tetraazatetracyclotridecane and tetrakis(dimethylamino)-methane.    Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM (1998), 429, 247-253.

Richman, Jack E.; Chang, Yu-Chen; Kambourakis, Spiros; Draths, K. M.; Almy, Erick; Snell, Kristi D.; Strasburg, Gale M.; Frost, J. W.   Reaction of 3-dehydroshikimic acid with molecular oxygen and hydrogen peroxide: Products, mechanism, and associated antioxidant activity.   Journal of the American Chemical Society (1996), 118(46), 11587-11591.

Richman, Jack E.  Process for preparing tertiary perfluoroamines.    PCT Int. Appl.  (1992), 36 pp. Chem. Abs. (1992), 117:150543.

Richman, Jack E.; Kubale, Joseph J.   Cyclenephosphine oxide. Anomalous member of a homologous series.   Journal of the American Chemical Society (1983), 105(4), 749-751. 

Richman, Jack E.; Flay, Robert B.; Gupta, O. D.   NMR characterization of homologous cyclic phosphoramides.    ACS Symposium Series (1981), 171(Phosphorus Chem.), 271-274.

Richman, Jack E.; Flay, Robert B.   Phosphonium fluoride salts. Journal of the American Chemical Society  (1981), 103(17), 5265.

Richman, Jack E.; Gupta, O. D.; Flay, Robert B.   Cyclen phosphonium and homologous cations.  Dimerization in strained PN4+ systems.  Journal of the American Chemical Society (1981), 103(5),  1291-1292.

Richman, Jack E.; Yang, N. C.; Andersen, Leah L.   Tris(amino)boranes:  the effect of angle strain on hybridization.  Journal of the American Chemical Society (1980), 102(18),  5790-5792.

Richman, Jack E.; Atkins, Thomas J.   Polyaminophosphoranes.  II.  Cyclen phosphorane - a novel P(V) tautomer.   Tetrahedron Letters (1978), (45), 4333-4336.

Atkins, T. J.; Richman, J. E.; Oettle, W. F.   Macrocyclic polyamines: 1,4,7,10,13,16-hexaazacyclooctadecane.   Organic Syntheses (1978), 58, 86-98.

Richman, J. E. Cyclene phosphoranes.  I.  The synthesis of tetraaminophosphoranes, a remarkable demonstration of a macrocyclic effect. Tetrahedron Letters (1977), (6), 559-562. 

Richman, Jack E.; Simmons, Howard E.   1,4,7,10-Tetraazatetracyclo[,13.010,13]-tridecane.  Degenerate rearrangement of its conjugate acid.    Tetrahedron (1974), 30(


Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of Illinois, 1979