Ronald Wikholm

Associate Professor Emeritus


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Massachusetts, 1973-74
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas, 1971-72
  • Ph.D. University of California, Irvine
  • B.S. University of Illinois

Research Interests

Development of new methodology for the synthesis of quinones and the study of rearrangement reactions of substituted quinones. Total synthesis of physiologically active quinones and in the exploitation of quinones as intermediates in the synthesis of more complex molecules of theoretical or biological significance. Synthetic routes to the diacylmethyl-substituted quinone-hydroquinone system and investigation of their spectral and chelating properties. We are also interested in the application of computers in chemistry education. Development of multimedia based materials for teaching general and organic chemistry.

Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-2173
Fax(860) 486-2981
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut
Department of Chemistry
55 N. Eagleville Rd
Storrs, CT 06269
Office LocationCHEM A-213