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Robert McClelland

Academic Title: Emeritus Professor (not in Residence)

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Research

My research concerns electophilic intermediates of common organic reactions, the carbocation intermediates of SN1 reactions and electrophilic aromatic substitutions and nitrenium ions of relevance to aryl amine carcinogenicity. I am no longer active in experimental research. I am currently interested in the analysis of reactivity in electophile-nucelophile combination reactions, for which there is now a large body of published data.

Selected Publications

R. A. McClelland, A. R. Ahmad, A. P. Dicks and V. E. Licence, Spectroscopic Characterization of the Initial C8 Intermediate in the Reaction of the 2-Fluorenylnitrenium Ion with 2'-Deoxyguanosine, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 121, 3303-3310, 1999.

R.A. McClelland, C. Sanchez, E. Sauer and S. Vukovic, Reaction of the Tamoxifen cation and the Bis-(4-methoxyphenyl)methyl Cation in Aqueous Solutions Containing 2'-Deoxyguanosine, Can. J .Chem., 80, 269-280 (2002).

Robert A. McClelland, Carbocations, in Annual Review of Organic Reaction Mechanisms 2010, A. C. Knipe, Ed., J. Wiley and Sons, Chichester, UK, published in 2012.

Robert A. McClelland, Carbocations, in Annual Review of Organic Reaction Mechanisms 2011, A. C. Knipe, Ed., J. Wiley and Sons, Chichester, UK., submitted in 2012 and in press 2013.