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Jamie Adcock

Jamie L. Adcock

Professor Emeritus


Although a process of commercial promise, aerosol fluorination provides a wealth of previously unavailable information about the interaction of molecular and atomic fluorine with organic functional groups, polymers, organometallic compounds and compounds of the "p-block" elements. Students in our group receive broad experiences in vacuum line technology, chromatography, inert atmosphere techniques, microprocessor controlled reactions, as well as operational and interpretational aspects of infrared, multinuclear nmr, UV-visible, and mass spectrometries. The group is an interdisciplinary mix of inorganic, organic and physical organic inclined individuals.


B.S., University of Texas (1966)

Ph.D., University of Texas (1971)


Synthesis and photochemical reactions of perfluorinated carbonyl containing adamantane derivatives," J.L. Adcock and H. Luo, J. Org. Chem. 59, 5883 (1994).

Polarized CCH groups as novel hydrogen bond donors in hydryl-F-alkylesters: unequivocal examples of the Pinchas' effect. J.L. Adcock and H. Zhang, J. Org. Chem. 60, 1999 (1995).

Onset of Anh hyperconjugation in the transition state of carbonyl addition by deactivation of periplanar vicinal bonds. M. Kaselj, J.L. Adcock, H. Luo, H. Zhang, H. Li, and W.J. LeNoble, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 117, 7088 (1995).

Highly fluorinated adamantanols: synthesis, acidities, and reactivities. J.L. Adcock and H. Zhang, J. Org. Chem. 61, 5073 (1996).

Perfluorinated stellanes: the synthesis of perfluorinated bisnoradamantane; long-range 19F NMR virtual coupling. J.L. Adcock and H. Zhang, J. Org. Chem. 61 1975 (1996).

Jamie Adcock

Contact Information

  • 501 Buehler Hall
  • 1420 Circle Drive
  • Knoxville, TN 37996-1600
  • Phone: 865-974-3141
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