person silhouetteBulent Terem, Ph.D.

Professor, Chemistry
Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Phone: (808) 735-4806




Dr. Bulent Terem, Professor of Chemistry, has been at Chaminade since 1988. Previously he was employed by University of Hawaiʻi as a Research Associate and then Professor of Chemistry. From 1979 to 1983 he was as Associate Professor (Docent) of Chemistry (promoted in 1983 from Assistant Professor) at the Middle East Technical University, Department of Chemistry, Ankara, Turkey. From 1978 to 1979, Dr. Terem was Technical Area Manager for Wellcome Foundation, Berkhamsted, Herts., United Kingdom. Previous to this, Dr. Terem did post-doctoral fellowships from 1977 to 1978 at University of London, Chelsea College, Department of Chemistry and from 1975 to 1977 University of London, Queen Mary College, Department of Chemistry. Born in Turkey, Dr. Terem received his B.S. at Robert College in Istanbul Turkey, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D., from University of East Anglia in Britain.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D., University of East Anglia
M.S., University of East Anglia
B.S., Robert College, Istanbul Turkey

Selected Publications

Bülent Terem, “Bicyclic Systems with Ring Junction Sulfur, Selenium, or Tellurium Atoms”, Comprenehsive Heteterocyclic Chemistry, 2nd Edition, Volume 8, Chapter 32, p.833, (1996).

C. Berti, L. Grierson, J. A-M. Grimes, M. J. Perkins, and B. Terem, “Reactivity in Intramolecular Radical Reactions: A comparison of Hydrogen Transfer with Alkene Addition,” Angewandte Chemie (Int. Ed.): 29, 653, (1990).

A. Ulubelen, B. Terem, E. Tuzlac?, “Anthraquinones and Sesquiterpene Lactones from Asphodeline Anatolica,” Fitoterapia, LIX, 159, (1988).

S. Öksüz, B. Halfon, B. Terem, “Flavonoids of Centaurea cuneifolia,” Planta Medica, 89, (1988). Ayhan Ulubelen, Bülent Terem, “Alkaloids and Coumarins from roots of Ruta chalepensis,” Phytochemistry, 27, 650, (1988).

G. Topçu, A. Ulubelen, B. Terem, “Diterpenoids from the Roots of Salvia piscida,” Fitoterapia, LVIII, 281, (1987).

Ayhan Ulubelen, Bülent Terem and Gülaçt? Topçu, “Abietane Diterpenoids from the Roots of Salvia cryptantha,” Phytochemistry, 26, 1534, (1987).

Ayhan Ulubelen, Bülent Terem and Ertan Tuzlac?_, “Coumarins and Flavonoids from Daphne gnidioides,” J. Natural Products, 49, (1986).

A. Ulubelen, B. Terem, E. Tuzlac?_, K.F. Cheng and Y.C. Kong, “Alkaloids and Coumarins from Ruta chalepensis,” Phytochemistry, 25, 2692, (1986).

Paul Scheuer and Bülent Terem, “Scalaradial Derivatives from the Nudibranch Chromodoris youngbleuthi and the Sponge Spongia oceania,” Tetrahedron, 42, 4409 (1986).

Klaus Bock, Niels Jacobsen, and Bülent Terem, “Reaction of 2-Hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone with Aldehydes. Synthesis of 2-(1-Alkenyl)-3-hydroxynaphthoquinones,” J. Chem. Soc. Perkin Trans. I, 659, (1986).

Research Interests

  • Marine Natural Product Chemistry: Isolation, purification, and identification of potential pharmaceutical agents from marine sources.
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry: Total and partial synthesis of biologically active compounds.
  • Separation Methods: Development of novel separation systems/methods.