My Life in the Golden Age of Chemistry: More Fun Than Fun

My Life in the Golden Age of Chemistry: More Fun Than Fun

F. Albert Cotton

A tremendous within the box and every now and then a polarizing determine, F. Albert Cotton’s contributions to inorganic chemistry and the world of transitions metals are immense and indisputable. In his personal phrases, My existence within the Golden Age of Chemistry: extra enjoyable than enjoyable describes the overdue chemist’s youth and faculty years in Philadelphia, his graduate education and learn contributions at Harvard with Geoffrey Wilkinson, and his educational profession from turning into the youngest ever complete professor at MIT (aged 31) to his broad time at Texas A&M. Professor Cotton’s autobiography deals his exact viewpoint at the advances he and his contemporaries completed via some of the most prolific instances in sleek inorganic chemistry, in study at the then-emerging box of organometallic chemistry, metallocenes, a number of bonding among transition steel atoms, NMR and ESR spectroscopy, hapticity, and extra. operating in the course of a time of beneficiant govt investment of technological know-how and robust sponsorship for stable study, Professor Cotton’s adventure and observations supply perception into this prolific and fascinating interval of chemistry.

  • Offers own and infrequently wry standpoint from this renowned chemist and recipient of a few of science’s maximum honors: the U.S. nationwide Medal of technology (1982), the Priestley Medal (the American Chemical Society's maximum reputation, 1998), club within the U. S. nationwide Academy of Sciences and corresponding overseas our bodies, and 29 honorary doctorates
  • Details the historical past at the back of the improvement and emergence of groundbreaking study in organometallic chemistry and transition metals
  • Provides beautifully-written and interesting perception right into a "Golden Age of Chemistry" and the paintings of traditionally well known chemists

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