Prof. Lajos Novák, Dr.,

D. Sc., Head of the Institute




  • Office, Laboratory:
  • Ch. ép. I. em. 126. "Déli Labor"


  • Mail Address:
  • Technical University of Budapest
  • Institute for Organic Chemistry
  • H-1111 Budapest, XI.
  • Szent Gellért tér 4.
  • HUNGARY


  • Telephone: (36-1)-463-2207


  • Fax: (36-1)-463-3297


  • E-mail: l-novak.szk@chem.bme.hu


  • Membership, Functions


    1. Head of the Institute for Organic Chemistry
    2. Member of the Committee for Organic Chemistry of Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    3. President of the Committee for Terpenoid Research of Hungarian Academy of Sciences


    Background


    B.Sc., Technical University of Budapest (1961)
    Ph.D., Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1968)
    D.Sc., Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1985)
    Postdoctoral Research, State University of New York (1970-1971)


    Research Interests


    Structure elucidation and synthesis of insect sex pheromones.
    Synthesis of insect growth regulators (juvenoids).
    Preparation of enzyme inhibitors (HMG-CoA reductase, Lypoxigenase).
    Enzyme catalyzed reactions in organic synthesis.
    Rearrangement reactions.


    Teaching


    1. Organic Chemistry I and II.
    2. Biochemistry
    3. Modern Synthetic Methods in Organic Chemistry, Synthesis Design


    Selected Publications

    1.
    L. Novák, J. Rohály, L. Poppe, G. Hornyánszky, P. Kolonits, I. Zelei, I. Fehér, J. Fekete, É. Szabó, U. Záhorszky, A. Jávor, Cs. Szántay: Synthesis of Novel HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors.
    Ann. Chem., 1992, 145.

    2.
    L. Poppe, L. Novák, J. Dévényi, Cs. Szántay : Baker's Yeast Mediated Synthesis of 5,9-Dimethylheptadecane and (5SR,9S)-5,9-Dimethylpentadecane; the Main Sex-pheromone Components of Leucoptera Scitella and Perileucoptera Coffeella Enriched in 9S-Isomers.
    Tetrahedron Lett., 32, 2643 (1991).

    3.
    L. Poppe, L. Novák, M. Kajtár-Peredy, Cs. Szántay : Lipase-Catalyzed Enantiomer Selective Hydrolysis of 1,2-Diol Diacetates.
    Tetrahedron Asymmetry, 4, 2211 (1993).

    4.
    L. Novák, P. Kovács, P. Kolonits, Cs. Szántay : One-Pot Route to Vinyl-2,3-Dihydro-benzofurans.
    Heterocycles, 38, 177 ( 1994 ).

    5.
    L. Novák, P. Kovács, Gy. Pirok, P. Kolonits, É. Szabó, J. Fekete, V. Weisfeiler, Cs. Szántay : Convenient One-Pot Synthesis of Symmetrical Xanthenes.
    Synthesis, 1995, 693.

    6.
    L. Novák, Gy. Pirok, P. Kovács, P. Kolonits, Cs. Szántay: Rearrangement of Allyl Aryl Ethers I. Reaction of Hydroquinone with Conjugated Dien-ols and Trien-ol.
    Tetrahedron, 51, 9367 (1995).

    7.
    L. Novák, G. Hornyánszky, J. Rohály, P. Kolonits, Cs. Szántay. Synthesis of Novel HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors, II. Heterocyclic Analogs of Mevinolin.
    Liebigs Ann. Chem. 1995, 1877.


    Books

    1.
    Cs. Szántay and L. Novák:
    Synthesis of Prostaglandins.
    Recent Developments in the Chemistry of Natural Carbon Compounds. Vol. 8 (pp.267)
    Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1978.


    2.
    L. Poppe and L. Novák:
    Selective Biocatalysis. A Synthetic Approach.
    (pp.319), VCH Verlagsgesellschaft Weinheim-New York, 1992.





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