person silhouetteBulent Terem, Ph.D.

Professor, Chemistry
Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Email: bterem@chaminade.edu
Phone: (808) 735-4806

Courses

Chemistry

Biography

Dr. Bulent Terem has been at Chaminade since 1988. Previously he was employed by University of Hawai‘i as a Research Associate and then Professor of Chemistry. From 1979 to 1983 he was as Associate Professor (Docent) of Chemistry at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. His post-doctoral work was at the University of London. He teaches Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry at Chaminade, as well as the general education ‘Chemistry for the Concerned World Citizen’. His research interests are in Marine Natural Product Chemistry: Isolation, purification, and identification of potential pharmaceutical agents from marine sources. He directs the Biochemistry major and is the faculty advisor for all biochemistry majors.

Education

B.S. at Robert College in Istanbul Turkey, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the 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.