David Lewis, Ph.D.

David Lewis
Titles
  • Professor
Departments
  • Chemistry
  • Blugold Supercomputing Cluster
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Publications (2009-present):

Books:

  • 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]. (QD248.5.R8 L49 2012)
  • Lewis, D.E. Advanced Organic Chemistry (Oxford University Press: New York, 2016);1176 + xiii pp, ISBN 978-0-19-975897-5. (QD271 L485 2016)
  • Lewis, D.E. Solutions Manual for Advanced Organic Chemistry (Oxford University Press: New York, 2016), ISBN 978-0-19-049931-0 [e-book;includes complete powerpoint presentations to accompany the book]
  • Lewis, D.E. The Kazan Chemistry School Through the Eyes of an American Historian of Chemistry: Collected Papers by David E. Lewis. Shtyrlin, V.G., Ed.;Konovalov, A.I., Scientific Ed.; Kazan University Publishing House: Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia; 2016; 288 pp, [ISBN 978-5-00019-605-2]. (in Russian) Translation from English by Evtugyn, G.A.;Kuramshin, A.I.;Mukhametzyanov, T.A.;Nemtarev, A.V.;Serov, N.Yu.;Shtyrlin, V.G.

Refereed papers and book chapters:

  • Lewis, D.E. "A discussion of 'Can reaction mechanisms be proven?'" J. Chem. Educ. 2009, 86, 554.
  • Lewis, D.E. "The protocenter concept: A method for teaching stereochemistry." J. Chem. Educ. 2010, 87, 604-608.
  • Lewis, D.E. "Feuding Rule-Makers: Vladimir Vasil'evich Markovnikov (1838-1904) and Aleksandr Mikhailovich Zaitsev (1841-1910). A Commentary on the Origins of Zaitsev's Rule." Bull. Hist. Chem. 2010, 35, 115-124.
  • 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. Zaitsev: Lasting contributions of a synthetic virtuoso a century after his death." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 6452-6458;this paper was also published as a German-language version: "A. M. Saytzeff: bleibendes Vermächtnis eines Virtuosen der Synthesechemie." Angew. Chem. 2011, 123, 6580-6586.
  • 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." Org. Biomol. Chem. 2013, 11, 4390-4396.
  • Lewis, D.E. "Yegor Yegorovich Vagner (1849-1903): A 'wondrously sharpwitted' chemist." In Patterson, G.D.;Rasmussen, S.C., Eds. Characters in Chemistry;A Celebration of the Humanity of Chemistry. ACS Symp. Ser. 2013, 1136, ch. 9, pp. 143-165.
  • Lewis, D.E. "Disability;Despotism;Deoxygenation—from exile to Academy member. Nikolai Matveevich Kizhner (1867-1935)." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 11704-11712;this paper was also published as a German-language version "Behinderung ("Disability");Despotismus;Deoxygenierung—von Exil bis Mitglied der Akademie. Nikolai Matwejewitsch Ki┼żner (1867-1935)." Angew. Chem. 2013, 125, 11920-11928.
  • Suntsov, V.;Lewis, D.E. "A century of base-promoted decomposition of hydrazones: the Tomsk years of Nikolai Matveevich 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. "Introduction to an English translation, 'On the different explanations of certain cases of isomerism' by Aleksandr Butlerov." Bull. Hist. Chem. 2015, 40, 9-12.
  • Lewis, D.E. Primary Documents. 'On the different explanations of certain cases of isomerism' Mr. A. Boutlerow, Bulletin de la Société Chimique de Paris, Nouvelle Série 1864, 1, 100-128. [Translated by David E. Lewis]" Bull. Hist. Chem. 2015, 40, 13-28.
  • Suntsov, V.;Lewis, D.E. "Introduction to an English translation of Kizhner's pioneering papers on deoxygenation." Bull. Hist. Chem. 2015, 40(2), 61-64.
  • Suntsov, V.;Lewis, D.E. " '25. The catalytic decomposition of alkylidenehydrazines as a method for the preparation of hydrocarbons (Abridged),' by N. Kizhner, Zhurnal Russkago Fiziko-Khimicheskago Obshchestva 1911, 43, 582-595." Bull. Hist. Chem. 2015, 40(2), 64-68.
  • Suntsov, V.;Lewis, D.E. " '27. 'On the catalytic decomposition of alkylidenehydrazines (Second part) (Abridged),' by N. Kizhner, Zhurnal Russkago Fiziko-Khimicheskago Obshchestva 1911, 43, 951-962." Bull. Hist. Chem. 2015, 40(2), 69-73.
  • Lewis, D. E.,"Klaus at Kazan: The discovery of ruthenium." Bull. Hist. Chem. 2016, 41, in press.

U.S. Patents:

  • Hartsel, S.C.;Lewis, D.E. "Molecules and methods for fluorescence microscopy." U.S. Patent No. 7,528,144 [May 5, 2009]
  • Lewis, D.E.;Caldwell, M.D. "Synergistic anticoagulant composition." U.S. Patent No. 8,765,982 B2 [July 1, 2014].
  • Kemp, M.C.;Lewis, D.E. "Quaternary ammonium salts as microbe inhibitors." U.S. Patent No. 8,853,454 B2 [October 7, 2014].

Other:

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Minireviews in Organic Chemistry
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Bulletin for the History of Chemistry

Teaching Interests
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical organic chemistry
  • Organic reactions and synthesis
Research and Creative Activities
  • Physical organic chemistry
  • Organic reactions and synthesis
  • Applied organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry
  • History of organic chemistry in Russia
Education
  • D.Sc., University of Adelaide, South Australia (Chemistry)
  • Ph.D., University of Adelaide, South Australia (Organic Chemistry)
  • B.Sc., University of Adelaide (Chemistry)