Candid Science: Conversations with Famous Chemists

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"This collection of interviews by Professor Hargittai is a timely celebration of the remarkable century of chemistry, which has just passed. Those interviewed are some forty chemists, who were fortunate enough to live during the momentous developments in chemistry, which have occurred during the last decades of the millennium.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781860942280
  • Publisher: Imperial College Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Linus Pauling 2
The Great Soviet Resonance Controversy 8
Erwin Chargaff 14
Quotable Chargaff 29
Frank H. Westheimer 38
Gertrude B. Elion 54
Carl Djerassi 72
Paul J. Scheuer 92
Ayhan Ulubelen 114
John W. Cornforth 122
Quotable Cornforth 135
Vladimir Prelog 138
Derek H. R. Barton 148
Odd Hassel 158
Michael J. S. Dewar 164
John A. Pople 178
Roald Hoffmann 190
Kenichi Fukui 210
Milton Orchin 222
F. Albert Cotton 230
The Beginnings of Multiple Metal-Metal Bonds 246
Herbert C. Brown 250
George A. Olah 270
John D. Roberts 284
Richard R. Ernst 294
Eiji Osawa 308
Elena G. Gal'pern and Ivan V. Stankevich 322
Harold W. Kroto 332
The Fuller Connection 358
Richard E. Smalley 362
Robert F. Curl 374
Wolfgang Kratschmer 388
Robert L. Whetten 404
Philip E. Eaton 416
R. Stephen Berry 422
What Turned You to Chemistry? 436
Kenneth S. Pitzer 438
F. Sherwood Rowland 448
Nikolai N. Semenov 466
George Porter 476
Ahmed H. Zewail 488
Name Index 509
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