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Author Hargittai, István

Title Candid science : conversations with famous chemists / István Hargittai ; edited by Magdolna Hargittai
Published London : Imperial College Press ; River Edge, NJ : Distributed by World Scientific Pub., ©2000


Description 1 online resource (xii, 516 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents Linus Pauling -- Great Soviet resonance controversy -- Erwin Chargaff -- Quotable Chargaff -- Frank H. Westheimer -- Gertrude B. Elion -- Carl Djerassi -- Paul J. Scheuer -- Ayhan Ulubelen -- John W. Cornforth -- Quotable Cornforth -- Vladimir Prelog -- Derek H.R. Barton -- Odd Hassel -- Michael J.S. Dewar -- John A. Pople -- Roald Hoffmann -- Kenichi Fukui -- Milton Orchin -- F. Albert Cotton -- The Beginnings of multiple metal-metal bonds -- Herbert C. Brown -- George A. Olah -- John D. Roberts -- Richard R. Ernst -- Eiji Osawa -- Elena G. Galpern and Ivan V. Stakevich -- Harold W. Kroto -- The Fuller connection -- Richard E. Smalley -- Robert F. Curl -- Wofgang Krt̃schmer -- Robert L. Whetten -- Philip E. Eaton -- R. Stephen Berry -- What turned you to chemistry? -- Kenneth S. Pitzer -- F. Sherwood Rowland -- Nikolai N. Semenov -- George Porter -- Ahmed H. Zewail -- Name index
Summary 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-han
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Chemists -- Biography.
Chemists -- Interviews
Chemistry -- History -- 20th century
Discoveries in science -- History -- 20th century
SCIENCE -- Chemistry -- General.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology.
Discoveries in science
Genre/Form Biographies
Interviews (vorm)
Form Electronic book
Author Hargittai, Magdolna
ISBN 1860943837