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D.Sc. 2012, Adelaide University, Australia -- Chemistry
Ph.D. 1980, Adelaide University -- Organic Chemistry
B.Sc. 1972, Adelaide University -- Chemistry


CHEM 100 Chemistry: Issues and Answers
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I
CHEM 274 Chemical Industry Seminar
CHEM 325: Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory
CHEM 326: Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory
CHEM 411: Survey of Industrial Chemistry
CHEM 426: Modern Organic Chemistry

Research Interests

Synthetic organic chemistry and physical organic chemistry: our efforts in this area include the synthesis and chemistry of fluorescent compounds, the synthesis of chiral compounds based on camphor, and the synthesis of carbohydrate-bases compounds for the fluorescent labeling of biological amines.

Medicinal chemistry and biological organic chemistry: our efforts in this are are focused on the coagulation process, and the development of new oral anticoagulants or new adjuvants to improve the safety of warfarin as an anticoagulant.

History of Chemistry: our efforts in this area predominantly concern the development of organic chemistry in pre-Soviet Russia.

Recent publications

Lewis, D.E."150 years of organic structures."In Giunta, C.J., Ed."Atoms in Chemistry: From Dalton's Predecessors to Complex Atoms and Beyond" ACS Symp. Ser. 2010, 1044, 35-57.

*Stromich, J.J.; *Weber, A.K.; Mirzaei, Y.R.; Caldwell, M.D.; Lewis, D.E."New adjuvants to enhance anticoagulant activity of warfarin."Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2010, 20, 1928-1932.

Lewis, D.E."A. M. Saytzeff: bleibendes Vermächtnis eines Virtuosen der Synthesechemie." Angew. Chem. 2011, 123, 6580-6586; "A. M. Zaitsev: Lasting contributions of a synthetic virtuoso a century after his death." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 6452-6458.

Lewis, D.E. Early Russian Organic Chemists and Their Legacy. Rasmussen, S., Ed. SpringerBriefs in the History of Chemistry (Springer: Heidelberg, 2012); 136 pp.; [ISBN 978-3-642-28218-8].

*McKenney, R.K.; *Groess, L.L.; *Kopidlansky, K.M.; *Dunkle, K.L.; Lewis, D.E."The heterocycle of 4-substituted-1,8-naphthalimides is NOT inert to nucleophilic attack, contrary to earlier reports." Org. Biomol. Chem. 2013, 11, 4390-4396.

Lewis, D.E. "Behinderung ("Disability");Despotismus;Deoxygenierung—von Exil bis Mitglied der Akademie. Nikolai Matwejewitsch Kižner (1867-1935)." Angew. Chem. 2013, 125, 11920-11928;"Disability;Despotism;Deoxygenation—from exile to Academy member. Nikolai Matveevich Kizhner (1867-1935). Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 6452-6458.

*Suntsov, V.;Lewis, D.E. "A century of base-promoted decomposition of hydrazones: the Tomsk years of Nikolai Metveevich Kizhner (1867-1935)." Bull. Hist. Chem. 2014, 39, 43-52.

Lewis, D.E. "Citations for Chemical Breakthroughs: Mendeleev's Periodic System of the Elements." Bull. Hist. Chem. 2014, 39, 1-6

Lewis, D.E. "Kazan as a cradle of Russian organic chemistry."Inst. Org. Fiz. Khim. im. A.E. Arbuzova 2013, Yezhegodnik. 70-78 ( Kazan Scientific Center Press, Kazan: 2014) [in English].