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K. Grant Taylor

Professor
Emeritus

K. Grant Taylor
Division: Organic Chemistry
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Phone: 502-852-5970
Email: kgtaylor@louisville.edu

Education and Research Experience

1957 B.A.   Calvin College
1963 Ph.D. Wayne State University

Research Interests

CARBOHYDRATE CHEMISTRY
  • synthesis of glucosyl transferase inhibitors
  • oligosaccharide synthesis and conformation
  • carbohydrate-protein interactions
  • oral bacterial adhesions
  • sucrose chemistry
FREE RADICAL CHEMISTRY
  • diacylperoxide thermolysis mechanisms
  • structural probes of radical pair and ion pair mechanisms
  • molecule-assisted homolysis and heterolysis
  • SN2/SET induction of O-O bond cleavage
CARBENES, CARBENOIDS AND STRAINED RINGS
  • strained cyclic diallenes
  • thermal and catalyzed allene oligomerization
  • diastereomeric carbenoid reactions
  • enantioselective recognition

Publications (recent or significant)

Synthesis and Conformational Analysis of the Forssman Pentasaccharide and Di-, Tri-, and Tetrasaccharide Fragments
G. Magnusson, U. Nilsson, A. K. Ray, and K. G. Taylor
in Carbohydrate Antigens, ACS Symposium Series, 519, P. J. Goregg, A. A. Lindberg, Eds., Am. Chem. Soc., Washington, 1993

Essential amino acids in the combining site of the glucan-binding lectin of Streptococcus sobrinus
S. Singh, K. G. Taylor, R. J. Doyle
Carbohydr. Res.
, 1993, 244, 137-147

Acquisition of manganous ions by Streptococcus sobrinus
P. Bauer, C. Trapp, D. Drake, K. G. Taylor, R. J. Doyle
J. Bacteriol., 1993, 175, 819-825. Infection and Immunity1992, 3807 3813

New Inhibitors of the Glucan-Binding Lectin of Streptococcus sobrinus
M. Mehlbauer, K. G. Taylor, E. M. Sonnenfeld, B. Asemani, and R. J. Doyle
New Perspectives on Streptococci and Streptococcal Infections, Zbl. Bakt. Suppl. 22, G. Orefici, Ed., Gustav Fischer, New York, 1992, pp.146-148

Amine-Induced Reactions of Diacyl Peroxides
S. Srinivas and K. G. Taylor
J. Org. Chem.
1990, 55, 1779-1785
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