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Alex Lugovskoy

Tel. (972)-3-9334280, (972)-54-780271

e-mail: lugovsa@inter.net.il


1982-1987Student at the Chemical Faculty of Kyrgyz State University, Bishkek. Physical Chemistry Department, under the tutorship of Dr. S. Karabayev. Diploma Work: "Acidity Functions in Water-Carbamide Solutions of Chloric Acid." Short description:the classic pH function being irrelevant towards inaequous systems, many empiric substitutes to pH had been proposed. The relevance of those was tested by potentiometric monitoring, and an improved one was proposed.
Techniques used:potentiometry

1987-1997while working mainly at high schools as a teacher, I worked also (never in full-time) in the Institute of the Organic Chemistry at the Kyrgyz Academy of Science at the laboratories by Dr. Tamara Struchalina (Biotechnology), Dr. Nina Plekhanova (Carbohydrates And Natural Compounds) and Correspondent Academician Vitali Afanasyev (Catalysis). In fact, these were laborant positions, which allowed me to practice in numerous conventional techniques, such as extraction, distillation, TLC, column chromatography etc.

1997repatriation to Israel

1998-2001doctoral student at the laboratory of transition metals by Dr. Richard Schultz at the Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University.
Research Projects:

  1. Impacts of the steric vs. electronic factors on the ligand substitution mechanisms in the reactions of W(CO)4.CyH intermediate with C4HnO.

    Techniques used:

    • TRIR (Time-Resolved Infra-Red Spectroscopy);
    • SS FTIR (Step-Scan Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectroscopy);
    • NMR (1H, neat solvent);
    • FTIR;
    • Manipulation of Air-sensitive Reagents (septum-needle, canule transfer, Ar);
    • Excimer (XeCl) pulsed laser pumping.

    Results:Alex Lugovskoy, Riki Paur-Afshari, and Richard H. Schultz* ; Reaction of the Transient Species W(CO)5(Cyclohexane) with Cyclo-C4HnO (n=4, 6, 8) Studied by Time-Resolved Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy, The Journal of Physical Chemistry A;2000;104(45);10587-10593.

  2. Chemistry of the transient species tungstenocene studied by time-resolved infra-red spectroscopy.

    Techniques used:

    • Manipulation of Air-sensitive Reagents (septum-needle, canule transfer, Ar, Glove-Box, Glove-bag);
    • Schlenck-line synthesis;
    • HPLC (analytical);
    • Flash-chromatography.

Results: an improved (as compared with the literature procedure) yield of the tungstenocene dihydride was obtained, but the further work was stopped due to constant under-financing.
Summary:

I dare consider myself to have relevant experience in the following:

  • conventional hundred-milligram to gram-scale organic synthesis, which I could enough practice in Bishkek.
  • HPLC, TLC and flash-chromatography (both there and in Israel);
  • FTIR (mainly, solutions), SS-FTIR, TRIR (three years in Bar-Ilan);
  • Air-sensitive Schlenck synthesis (about a year in Bar-Ilan).