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Chemistry

Eric Abbey

Eric Abbey

Lecturer, Organic Chemistry

Phone:  (509) 963-2022
Fax: (509) 963-1050
Office:  Science Building 207F
 

Education

  • Ph. D., 2011, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
  • M. S., 2006, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
  • B. A., 2002, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
    • Major: Chemistry/Environmental Studies

CWU Coursework

  • Teaching General/Organic/Biochemistry Sequence and Organic Chemistry lecture and labs
  •  Initiating an undergraduate research project studying frustrated Lewis
     pairs for dihydrogen activation
  • Collaborating with another faculty member to synthesize 1,3-azaborine
    derivatives as potential HIV protease inhibitors

AWARDS RECEIVED

  • National Science Foundation IGERT Fellowship (Sept. 2010- August 2011)
  • National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellowship (2008-2010)

PUBLICATIONS

 
  • Abbey, E. R.; Lamm, A. L.; Lakharov, L. N.; Liu, S. –Y. “Protection-Free
    Synthesis of 1,2-Azaborines” manuscript in preparation.
  • Abbey, E. R.; Liu, S. -Y. “BN indoles: a tutorial review” manuscript in
    preparation.
  • Abbey, E. R.; Zakharov, L. N.; Liu, S.-Y. “Boron in Disguise: The Parent
    ‘Fused’ BN Indole” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 11508-11511.
    Highlighted in Synfacts 2011, 10, 1072.
  • Campbell, P. G; Abbey, E. R.; Neiner, D.; Grant, D. J.; Dixon, D. A.; Liu, S.-Y.
    “Resonance Stabilization Energy of 1,2-Azaborines: A Quantitative Experimental
    Study by Reaction Calorimetry.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 18048-18050.
  • Abbey, E. R.; Zakharov, L. N.; Liu, S.-Y. “Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution
    Reactions of a BN Indole.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 16340-16342. Featured in Chemical and Engineering News, “Science and Technology
    Concentrates” section, 2010, 88, 36.
  • Abbey, E. R.; Zakharov, L. N.; Liu, S.-Y. “Crystal Clear Structural Evidence for
    Electron Delocalization in 1,2-Dihydro-1,2-azaborines.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008,130, 7250-7252.
  • Featured in Chemical and Engineering News, “News of the Week”
    section, 2008, 86, 12.
  • Marwitz, J. V.; Abbey, E. R.; Jenkins, J. T.; Zakharov, L. N.; Liu, S.-Y.
    “Diversity through Isosterism: the Case of Boron-