Schneider, Gyula

professor emeritus


Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Szeged, Dóm tér 8, H-6720 Szeged, Hungary
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 Born: Oktober 17, 1931, Temesvár

 Education: undergraduate studies: 1950-1955, József Attila University, Szeged

 Dr. Univ. 1960

 Ph.D. 1966, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

 D.Sc. 1989, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

 Habilitation 1994

 Experience: 1955-1959: assistant in Chemistry Department of Medical School of Pécs with  Prof. Dr. L. Cholnoky

 1960-1989: senior researcher in Organic Chemistry Department of József Attila University

 1990- professor

 1994-1996: head of Department of Organic Chemistry

 FellowshipsVisiting researcher with Prof. Dr. E. Schmitz, Central Institute of Organic Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of German Democratic Republic, Berlin-Adlershof, GDR, 1963

 Visiting researcher with Prof. Dr. E. ZbiralDepartment of Organic Chemistry, University of Wien, Austria, 1979

 Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship with Prof. Dr. L. F. Tietze, Department of Organic Chemistry, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany, 1990

 Honours and awards:

 Zemplén Géza award, 1996

 Széchenyi professor scholarship, 1999-2002  

 Research interests

1. Neighbouring group participation.   The use of neighbouring group participation of acyloxy, hydroxy and amino groups during solvolysis for determination of configuration of 16-hydroxymethyl-17-hydroxy steroids and for preparation of heterocyclic steroid compounds.

2. Synthesis of heterocyclic steroid compounds. On alkaline methanolysis of cis-16-p-tolyl-sulfonyloxymethyl-l7-hydroxysteroids, the a- and b-oxetanes condensed to the D ring in the sterane skeleton were formed, while the trans-isomers yield a fragmented product. This synthons are useful starting materials for ring expansion reactions and for Diels-Alder reaction to produce biologically active heterocyclic steroid compounds.

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