The University of Texas at Arlington

Robert F. Francis

Robert F. Francis

Professor Emeritus

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Synthesis and Mechanism Studies of Medium-Sized Ring Amines, Pyridines andReduced Pyridines

“A General Synthesis of Medium-Sized Ring Amines,” Manfred G. Reinecke, Louis R.Kray and Robert F. Francis, Tetrahedron Letters, 40, 3549-3553 (1965).

“The Catalytic Alpha-Methylation of Pyridines,” Manfred G. Reinecke, George Grins,Louis R Kray and Robert F. Francis, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences,145, 116-122 (1967).

“General Synthesis of 2,6-Dialkylpyridines,” Robert F. Francis, J.T. Wisener and JamesM. Paul, Chemical Communications, 1971, 1420.

“The Peripheral Synthesis of Medium-Ring Nitrogen Heterocycles via Beta-EliminationReactions,” Manfred G. Reinecke, Louis R. Kray and Robert F. Francis, J. Org. Chem.,37, 3489-3493 (1972).

“The Peripheral Synthesis of Medium-Ring Nitrogen Heterocycles by DisplacementReactions,” Manfred G. Reinecke and Robert F. Francis, J. Org. Chem., 37, 3494-3497(1972).

“Reaction Intermediates in the Alkylation of Pyridine with tert-Butyllithium,” Robert F.Francis, William Davis and J.T. Wisener, J. Org. Chem., 39, 59-62 (1974).

“Some Nucleophilic Addition Reactions of 2,5-Dihydropyridines: Synthesis of 2,3,6-Trialkyl(phenyl)-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridines and 2,3,6-Trialkyl(phenyl)pyridines,” RobertF. Francis, Howard M. Howell and Donald T. Fetzer, J. Org. Chem, 46, 2213-2215(1980).

“The Stereochemistry of 2,6-Di-tert-butyl-1,2,5,6-tetrahydropyridine and cis- andtrans-2,6-Di-tert-butylpiperidine,” Robert F. Francis and Edwin L. Colling Jr., J. Org.Chem., 51, 1889-1891 (1985).

B.S. in Chemistry, East Texas State University (now Texas A and M Commerce), 1954.

M.S. in Chemistry, East Texas State University, 1955.

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Texas Christian University, 1967

“Teacher of the Year,” College of Science, The University of Texas at Arlington, 1971-72.

“Outstanding Teaching Award,” Amoco Foundation, The University of Texas at Arlington,1977.

“Outstanding Teaching Award,” College of Science, The University of Texas at Arlington,1993-94.

“Piper Professor of 1995,” Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation of San Antonio, TX.

Among the first six faculty Inducted Into The Academy of Distinguished Teachers, The University of Texas at Arlington.

Received title “Distinguished Teaching Professor,”1996.

“Salutes to Excellence Award,” Dallas-Ft. Worth Section of The American ChemicalSociety, 2003.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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