Suzanne M. Ruder

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Department of Chemistry

1001 West Main Street

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia  23284-2006

Office location: Oliver Hall 4023

Phone: 804-828-7519

FAX:  804-828-8599



B.S. 1982, Chemistry. College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota.

Ph.D. 1986, Organic Chemistry. Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.  Dissertation Title:  Stereoselective Ring Expansion of Cyclopropylcarbinols.  Advisor: Robert Ronald.

Postdoctoral Research Associate. Synthetic organic chemistry. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. (12/1986 - 7/1988).  Advisor:  Kathlyn Parker.

Academic Positions

Associate Professor. Department of Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia. (5/1995 - present).

Assistant Professor. Department of Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia. (8/1988 - 5/1995).

Administrative Responsibilities (current)

Graduate Director

Graduate Evaluation and Advising Committee, Chair

Graduate Academic Committee, Chair

Research Experiences for Undergraduate, Project Director


"[2+2] Cycloaddition of Cyclic Vinyl Phosphonates With Ketenes," Suzanne M. Ruder and Min Ding J. Chem. Soc. Perkin Trans. I, 2000, 1771 - 1776.

"Linear and Star Liquid Crystalline Polymers Prepared Using Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization," Suzanne M. Ruder, Aftab Datta and Scott D. Allen  Polymer Preprints 2000, 41 (2), 1241-1242.

"Synthesis Of Liquid Crystalline Star Materials Bearing Mesogens Derived From Cinnamic Acid," Suzanne M. Ruder, Scott D. Allen, John A. Alsobrook  Polymer Preprints 1999, 40 (1), 133-134.

"Synthesis of Liquid Crystalline Siloxanes Bearing Mesogens Derived From Cinnamic Acid,"  Suzanne M. Ruder, Dana L. Embrey, Scott D. Allen and Gary E. Wnek Polymer Preprints 1998, 39, 294-295.

Book Review of "Tellurium-Containing Heterocycles" by M. R. Detty and M. B. O'Regan. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1996, 118, 5162.

"Ring Expansion Reactions of Cyclic b-Keto Phosphonates." Ruder, S. M.: Kulkarni, V. R. J. Org. Chem. 1995, 60, 3084-3091.

"Reaction of Ketophosphonium Ylides with Dimethyl Acetylenedicarboxylate." Ruder, S. M. Phosphorus Sulfur and Silicon 1994, 90, 53-57.

"Cycloaddition of Enamines and Acetylenic Phosphonates." Ruder, S. M.; Norwood, B. K. Tetrahedron Lett. 1994, 35, 3473-3476.

"Michael Type Additions of Cyclic b-Keto Phosphonates to Activated Alkenes and Alkynes." Ruder, S. M.; Kulkarni, V. R. J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1994, 2119-2120.

"Phase Transfer Catalyzed Alkylation of 2-(Diethoxyphosphinyl)cyclohexanone." Ruder, S. M., Kulkarni, V. R. Synthesis 1993, 945-947.

"Reaction of Oxygen Nucleophiles With b-Alkoxyvinylphosphonium Salts. Isolation of Phosphine Oxides." Ruder, S. M.; Norwood, B. K. Tetrahedron Lett. 1992, 33, 861-864.

"Improved Method For Samarium Diiodide Induced Reductive Coupling Reactions of Acid Halides." Ruder, S. M. Tetrahedron Lett. 1992, 33, 2621-2624.

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