Herman E. Zieger
E-mail: HEZBC@cunyvm.cuny.edu
E-mail: hzieger@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Telephone: (718) 951 5744



Professor of Chemistry, Brooklyn College

Professor of Chemistry in the Graduate School of the City University of New York

Deputy Chairman, Chemistry Department (1993-96)

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow (5/31/74 to 1/31/75; 6/1 to 8/31/76)

Visiting Associate California Institute of Technology (1967-68)

Postdoctoral Fulbright Scholar, Heidelberg University (1960-61)

Ph.D. 1961, The Pennsylvania State University

B.S 1956, Muhlenberg College

Organic Chemistry


Organolithium Chemistry

Synthesis of Polyphenylethanes

Diels-Alder Reactions

Recent Publications

 Herman E. Zieger, C.H. Tsang, M. Malik and Louis Todaro
The Synthesis of 3,3,4,4-tetraphenyl-2-butanone from 1,1-diphenylacetone; Tetrahedron Letters, 43,(2002) 4845-4848  

H. E. Zieger and Shiming Wo Synthesis of 2-Cyano-1,1,2,2-Tetraphenylethyl Cation and Silver lon Assisted Solvolysis of sym-Tetraphenylethylene Dichloride,J.Org.Chem. (1995) 60, 5925-30.

Shiming Wo and H.E.Zieger Titanium Tetrachloride Catalyzed Cyanation of Benzylic Halides with Trimethylsilylcyanide, J.Org. Chem. (1994) 59,3838-40

H. E. Zieger and Brendan Lee The Nitration of Pivalophenone with Nitronium Tetrafluoroborate in Sulfolane Tetrahedron, 1990, 46, 2707-2714

H. E.Zieger Whether Organic Qual Will Whither, J.Chem. Ed. ,1993, 70, 230


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