Candid Science: Conversations with Famous Chemists

Candid Science: Conversations with Famous Chemists

by Istvban Hargittai
     
 

ISBN-10: 1860942288

ISBN-13: 9781860942280

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Imperial College Press

In this book, 36 famous chemists, including 18 Nobel laureates, tell about their lives in science, the beginnings of their careers, their aspirations, and their hardships and triumphs. The reader will learn about their seminal discoveries, and the conversations in the book bring out the humanity of these great scientists. NMR spectroscopy, computational chemistry, the…  See more details below

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In this book, 36 famous chemists, including 18 Nobel laureates, tell about their lives in science, the beginnings of their careers, their aspirations, and their hardships and triumphs. The reader will learn about their seminal discoveries, and the conversations in the book bring out the humanity of these great scientists. NMR spectroscopy, computational chemistry, the drama of buckminsterfullerene, the story of the Pill, the politics of atmospheric chemistry and the resonance theory, the beginnings of molecular mechanics and modern stereochemistry are examples of the topics discussed first-hand by, in all likelihood, the most appropriate persons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860942280
Publisher:
Imperial College Press
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Linus Pauling2
The Great Soviet Resonance Controversy8
Erwin Chargaff14
Quotable Chargaff29
Frank H. Westheimer38
Gertrude B. Elion54
Carl Djerassi72
Paul J. Scheuer92
Ayhan Ulubelen114
John W. Cornforth122
Quotable Cornforth135
Vladimir Prelog138
Derek H. R. Barton148
Odd Hassel158
Michael J. S. Dewar164
John A. Pople178
Roald Hoffmann190
Kenichi Fukui210
Milton Orchin222
F. Albert Cotton230
The Beginnings of Multiple Metal-Metal Bonds246
Herbert C. Brown250
George A. Olah270
John D. Roberts284
Richard R. Ernst294
Eiji Osawa308
Elena G. Gal'pern and Ivan V. Stankevich322
Harold W. Kroto332
The Fuller Connection358
Richard E. Smalley362
Robert F. Curl374
Wolfgang Kratschmer388
Robert L. Whetten404
Philip E. Eaton416
R. Stephen Berry422
What Turned You to Chemistry?436
Kenneth S. Pitzer438
F. Sherwood Rowland448
Nikolai N. Semenov466
George Porter476
Ahmed H. Zewail488
Name Index509

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