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Nobel Lectures In Chemistry, Vol 6 (1981-1990) : Nobel Lectures, Including Presentation Speeches and Laureate - Bo G. Malmstrom

Nobel Lectures In Chemistry, Vol 6 (1981-1990)

Nobel Lectures, Including Presentation Speeches and Laureate

Paperback Published: 1st January 1993
ISBN: 9789810207892
Number Of Pages: 720

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Below is a list of the prizewinners during the period 1981-1990 with a description of the work which won them their prizes. (1981) K.Fukui and R.Hoffmann - for their theories, developed independently, concerning the course of chemical reactions; (1982) A.Klug - for his development of crystallographic electron microscopy and his structural elucidation of biologically important nuclei acid-protein complexes. (1983) H.Taube - for his work on the mechanisms of electron transfer reactions, especially in metal complexes; (1984) R.B.Merrifield - for his development of the methodology for chemical synthesis on a solid matrix. (1985) H.A.Hauptman and J.Karle - for their outstanding achievements in the development of direct methods for the determination of crystal structures; (1986) D.R.Herschbach, Y.T.Lee and J.C.Polanyi - for their contributions concerning the dynamics of chemical elementary processes; (1987) D.J.Cram,J.M.Lehn and C.J. Pedersen - for their development and use of molecules with structure-specific interactions of high-selectivity; (1986) J.Deisenhofer, R.Huber and H.Michel - for the determination of the three-dimensional structure of a photosynthetic reaction centre; (1989) S. Altman and T.R.Cech - for their discovery of catalytic properties of RNA; (1990) E.J.Corey - for his development of the theory and methodology of organic synthesis.

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"These volumes present impressive coverage of the substantial foundation of the road on which advances in Chemistry was laid during two decades ... The volumes are thus rich source-books for historians of Chemistry ... A general impression of astonishment is created. The depth and range of the lectures is remarkable ...These are accounts of the prize-winner's work at two levels. Each scientist is introduced to the general audience (before receiving his prize) by a spokesperson appointed by the Swedish Academy. Their brief statements usually succeed in clearly placing the recipients contributions in the wide field of chemical science, and, incidentally, reveal some of the considerations which have led to his award. Then the scientist gives his own account of his work. This is not only valuable as a summary of all-important developments, it often indicates the source which triggered the studies and the factors (frequently colleagues) contributing to their success ... These volumes offer a rich lode to be mined by students of Chemistry. They are, in every sense, weighty volumes and will add greatly to any reader's appreciation of the research interface of Chemistry." Mansel Davies The Chemical Intelligencer "Judging from these two chemistry volumes the Nobel Foundation made an excellent decision ... The lectures present a panoramic view of the frontiers of chemistry in the two decades covered ... These volumes are worthy of their contents. They are elegant, produced with taste and care. The prices are surprisingly low if compared with prices of similar volumes on the market. World Scientific is to be congratulated for this project in its entirety ... I recommend them to all chemists, and in particular, to all graduate students." Magdolna Hargittai Structural Chemistry, 1995

Foreword
Preface
1981 Kenichi Fukui and Roald Hoffmannp. 3
Biography of Kenichi Fukuip. 6
The Role of Frontier Orbitals in Chemical Reactionsp. 9
Biography of Roald Hoffmannp. 28
Building Bridges Between Inorganic and Organic Chemistryp. 34
1982 Aaron Klugp. 69
Biography of Aaron Kingp. 72
From Macromolecules to Biological Assembliesp. 77
1983 Henry Taubep. 113
Biography of Henry Taubep. 116
Electron Transfer Between Metal Complexes - Retrospectivep. 120
1984 Bruce Merrifieldp. 143
Biography of Bruce Merrifieldp. 146
Solid Phase Synthesisp. 149
1985 Herbert A. Hauptman and Jerome Karlep. 179
Biography of Herbert A. Hauptmanp. 182
Direct Methods and Anomalous Dispersionp. 186
Biography of Jerome Karlep. 212
Recovering Phase Information Intensity Datap. 218
1986 Dudley R. Herschbach, Yuan T. Lee and John C. Polanyip. 257
Biography of Dudley R. Herschbachp. 260
Molecular Dynamics of Elementary Chemical Reactionsp. 265
Biography of Yuan T. Leep. 316
Molecular Beam Studies of Elementary Chemical Processesp. 320
Biography of John C. Polanyip. 356
Some Concepts in Reaction Dynamicsp. 359
1987 Donald J. Cram, Jean-Marie Lehn and Charles J. Pedersenp. 411
Biography of Donald J. Cramp. 414
The Design of Molecular Hosts, Guests, and their Complexesp. 419
Biography of Jean-Marie Lehnp. 438
Supramolecular Chemistry-Scope and Perspectives, Molecules-Supermolecules-Molecular Devicesp. 444
Biography of Charles J. Pedersenp. 492
The Discovery of Crown Ethersp. 495
1988 Johann Deisenhofer, Hartmut Michel and Robert Huberp. 515
Biography of Johann Deisenhoferp. 518
Biography of Hartmut Michelp. 522
The Photosynthetic Reaction Centre from the Purple Bacterium Rhodopseudomonas Viridisp. 526
Biography of Robert Huberp. 566
A Structural Basis of Light Energy and Electron Transfer in Biologyp. 574
1989 Sidney Altman and Thomas R. Cechp. 619
Biography of Sidney Altmanp. 622
Enzymatic Cleavage of RNA by RNAp. 626
Biography of Thomas R. Cechp. 648
Self-Splicing and Enzymatic Activity of an Intervening Sequence RNA from Tetrahymenap. 651
1990 Elias James Coreyp. 677
Biography of Elias James Coreyp. 680
The Logic of Chemical Synthesis: Multistep Synthesis of Complex Carbogenic Moleculesp. 686
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ISBN: 9789810207892
ISBN-10: 9810207891
Series: Nobel Lectures, Including Presentation Speeches and Laureate
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 720
Published: 1st January 1993
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.62

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