Robert Pascal


Bernard Villars Baus Chair in Chemistry
(504) 862-3547
School of Science & Engineering


5092 Percival Stern Building

Education & Affiliations

Ph.D., 1980, Rice University


Dr. Pascal's principal research interests have been in the areas of biochemistry (enzyme mechanisms, design of enzyme inhibitors, and natural product biosynthesis) and physical organic chemistry (strained aromatic molecules, kinetic isotope effects, molecular association, and crystal engineering) with a recent emphasis on the latter.


Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

Selected Publications

J Zong, JT Mague, and RA Pascal, Jr., Exceptional Steric Congestion in an in,in-Bis(hydrosilane), J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 13235-13237.

J Zong, J T Mague, CM Kraml, and RA Pascal, Jr., A Congested in,in-Diphosphine, Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 2179-2181.

X Geng, JT Mague, and RA Pascal, Jr., Synthesis and Chiroptical Properties of Arylimines of Cholest-4-ene-3,6-dione, J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 10920-10924.

S Sathyamoorthi, JT Mague, and RA Pascal, Jr., An in-Triphenylaminophane,  Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 3427-3429.

J Kurtz,  T Grusenmeyer, L Tong, G Kosgei, RH Schmehl,JT  Mague, and RA Pascal, Jr., Highly Luminescent, PolyarylMesobenzanthrones, Tetrahedron 2011, 67, 7211-7216.

Q Qin, DM Ho, JT Mague, and RA Pascal, Jr., Exceptional Molecular Architectures via Cycloadditions to Pyrenequinones, Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 7933-7938.

Q Qin, JT Mague, and RA Pascal, Jr., An in-Ketocyclophane, Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 928-930.

TM McQueen, DM Ho, C Jimenez Cahua, RJ Cava, RA Pascal, Jr., and ZG Soos, Realization of the bond order wave (BOW) phase of extended Hubbard models in Rb-TCNQ(II), Chem. Phys. Lett. 2009, 475, 44-48.