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David E Lewis, Ph.D.

David Lewis
  • Professor
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Blugold Supercomputing Cluster

Publications (2014-present):

Books:

  • 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. 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.
  • Lewis, D. E.  The Wolff-Kishner Reduction and Related Reactions. Volume 1 in Lewis, D. E., Series Ed., Organic Name Reactions. Biographies, Discovery and Development. Elsevier: Amsterdam, 2019. [ISBN-13 9780128157275].
  • Lewis, D. E., Ed. The History of Organic Chemistry in the Universities of Russia. From its Beginnings to the Present Day; English translation and extension of Beloglazkina, Ye. K.; Beletskaya, I. P.; Nenajdenko, V. G., Eds. Историа органической химии в университетах России. От устоков до наших дней. Translation from the original Russian in progress.

Refereed papers and book chapters:

  • 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 alkylidene hydrazines 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 alkylidene hydrazines (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, 3-11.
  • Mitchell, S. D.; Anderson, S. M.; LaPlante, K. A.; McKenney, R. K.; Lewis, D. E. "Catalysis in transamination of 6-chloro-2-(3-chlorophenyl)-1H-benz[de]isoquinoline-1,3-(2H)-dione and its implications in laser tissue welding." J. Heterocycl. Chem., 2017, 54, 2029-2037.
  • Lewis, D. E. "Intramolecular pericyclic reactions of acetylene derivatives leading to dehydroaromatic and related species." Minirev. Org. Chem. 2017, 14, 107-121.
  • Suntsov, V.; Lewis, D. E., "After the Revolution: Nikolai Matveevich Kizhner (1867-1935) in Soviet Moscow." Bull. Hist. Chem. 2017, 42, 46–56.
  • Lewis, D. E., "Aleksei Yevgen'evich Chichibabin (1871-1945): A century of pyridine chemistry." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 9660-9668 (English version); Angew. Chem. 2017, 129, 9788-9796 (German version).
  • Lewis, D. E., "A. Ye. Arbuzov: Father of organophosphorus chemistry in Russia." Bull. Hist. Chem., 2017, 42, 112–125.
  • Lewis, D. E. "Yevgenii Konstantonovich Zavoiskii (1907-1976): Overlooked pioneer in magnetic resonance." In Strom, E.T.; Mainz, V.V., Eds. The posthumous Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Correcting the errors and oversights of the Nobel Prize Committee. ACS Symp. Ser., 2017, 1262, Ch. 10, pp. 219–241.
  • Lewis, D. E. "High creativity and historical invisibility: The rise of a chemical community in Russia." In Rasmussen, S.C., Ed. Igniting the Ring of Fire: Historical Evolution of the Chemical Communities in the Countries of the Pacific Rim. (World Scientific Publishing: Singapore, 2018); Ch. 11, pp. 309–354.
  • Lewis, D. E. "Introduction to an English translation of Markovnikov's first paper describing 'Markovnikov's Rule.'" Bull. Hist. Chem. 2018, 43, 21–23.
  • Lewis, D. E. "Primary Documents. 'On the question of the mutual influence of atoms in chemical compounds.' V. Morkovnikov. Zhurnal Russkago Fiziko-Khimicheskago Obshchestva, 1869, 1, 242-247." Translated by David E. Lewis. Bull. Hist. Chem. 2018, 43, 24–26.
  • Lewis, D. E. "Static to dynamic: Kazan chemists and the transformation from chemical structure to reaction regiochemistry." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 3694–3705.
  • Lewis, D. E. "The minor impurity in spent ores of the "Siberian metal": ruthenium at 175." Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 11394-1140.
  • Lewis, D. E. "1860-1861: Magic years in the development of the Structural Theory of organic chemistry." Bull. Hist. Chem. 2019, 44, in press.

U.S. Patents:

  • 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. (not honorary), University of Adelaide, South Australia (Chemistry)
  • Ph.D., University of Adelaide, South Australia (Organic Chemistry)
  • B.Sc., University of Adelaide (Chemistry)
Honors and Recognitions

2018 HIST Award for Outstanding Achievement in the History of Chemistry. Presented and administered by the Division of the History of Chemistry (HIST) of the American Chemical Society.

2019 Markovnikov Medal and Diploma for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Organic Chemistry. Presented and administered by the Department of Organic Chemistry of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.

Professional Memberships

Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI)

American Chemical Society

Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)