Māris Turks

Dean of the Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry

Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia

https://www.rtu.lv/lv/universitate/struktura-un-vadiba/fakultates/mlkf-1/kontakti-mlkf

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mris_Turks

Professor Maris Turks is an organic chemist who studies modern synthetic procedures using sulfur dioxide as a reagent and solvent. His recent activity was focused upon:

  • sulfonyl group dance as a tool for the synthesis of 6-Azido-2-sulfonylpurine derivatives,
  • generation of 1-azabicyclo[3.2.1]octane and 5-azatricyclo[3.2.1.02,7]octane systems by carbenium ion rearrangements during production of the antihistamine drug Quifenadine,
  • synthesis of cytotoxic urs-12-ene- and 28-nor-urs-12-ene- type conjugates with amino- and mercapto-1,3,4-oxadiazoles and mercapto-1,2,4-triazoles

 and many more.