Donald R. Bellew

Principal Lecturer

On-Line Education Coordinator

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Chemical Education
Organic Chemistry

Contact Information

Phone: 505-277-3171
Office: Clark Hall Room 111


  • Chemistry and Mathematics, 1986, Cleveland State University
  • Chemistry, 1991, University of Southern California
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemistry, 1993, University of California at Los Angeles


  • Organic Synthesis
  • Synthetic Methodologies
  • Organofluorine Synthesis

Selected Publications

1. Selective preparation of difluoromethyl aromatics via Mg(0)-mediated C-F activation of aromatic trifluoromethyl compounds  

By Prakash, G. K. Surya; Munoz, Socrates; Shao, Nan; Ni, Chuanfa; Bellew, Donald R.; Wang, Fang; Mathew, Thomas; Olah, George A.  From Abstracts of Papers, 243rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA, United States, March 25-29, 2012 (2012), ORGN-595.  |  Language: English, Database: CAPLUS

2.  Efficient calculation of molecular properties from simulation using kernel molecular dynamics

 By Brown, W. Michael; Sasson, Ariella; Bellew, Donald R.; Hunsaker, Lucy A.; Martin, Shawn; Leitao, Andrei; Deck, Lorraine M.; Vander Jagt, David L.; Oprea, Tudor I.
From Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling (2008), 48(8), 1626-1637.  |  Language: English, Database: CAPLUS

3. Preparation of  α,α-difluoroalkanesulfonic acids

 By Prakash, G. K. Surya; Hu, Jinbo; Simon, Jurgen; Bellew, Donald R.; Olah, George A. From Journal of Fluorine Chemistry (2004), 125(4), 595-601.  |  Language: English, Database: CAPLUS

4.  Host-guest complexatiion. 67. A highly adaptive and strongly binding hemicarcerand   

By Robbins, Timothy A.; Knobler, Carolyn B.; Bellew, Donald R.; Cram, Donald J.
From Journal of the American Chemical Society (1994), 116(1), 111-22.  |  Language: English, Database: CAPLUS

5.  Preparation of 1,3-dithiolan-2-ylium tetrafuoroborate and its reaction with enol trimethylsilyl ethers

By Reddy, V. Prakash; Bellew, Donald R.; Prakash, G. K. Surya
From Synthesis (1992), (12), 1209-10.  |  Language: English, Database: CAPLUS

6.  Convenient preparation of sulfuryl chloride fluoride

By Reddy, V. Prakash; Bellew, Donald R.; Prakash, G. K. Surya
From Journal of Fluorine Chemistry (1992), 56(2), 195-7.  |  Language: English, Database: CAPLUS

7.  Preparation of trifluoromethyl and other perfluoroalkyl compounds with (perfluoroalkyl)trimethylsilanes

By Krishnamurti, Ramesh; Bellew, Donald R.; Prakash, G. K. Surya
From Journal of Organic Chemistry (1991), 56(3), 984-9.  |  Language: English, Database: CAPLUS

8.  Synthetic methods and reactions. 142.  One-pot preparation of pentafluoroethanesulfonic (pentflic) acid by the organolithium pathway

By Olah, George A.; Weber, Thomas; Bellew, Donald R.; Farooq, Omar
From Synthesis (1989), (6), 463-4.  |  Language: English, Database: CAPLUS