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Encyclopedia > Charles J. Pedersen

Charles J. Pedersen (October 3, 1904October 26, 1989) was an American organic chemist best known for describing methods of synthesizing crown ethers. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1987. His japanese name is YOSHIO "良男". October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in Leap years). ... 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 66 days remaining. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Organic chemistry is the scientific study of the structure, properties, composition, reactions, and synthesis of organic compounds. ... Crown ethers are heterocyclic chemical compounds that, in their simplest form, are cyclic oligomers of dioxane. ... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Chemistry from 1901 to the present day. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Born in Pusan, Korea to a Norse father and a Japanese mother, in 1904, Pedersen came to the United States in 1922 to study chemical engineering at the University of Dayton in Ohio. After receiving a bachelor's degree, he went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received a master's degree in organic chemistry. Although his professors encouraged him to pursue a Ph.D. at MIT, Pedersen decided to start his career instead, partially because he no longer wanted to be supported by his father. He is one of the few people to win a Nobel prize in the sciences without having a Ph.D. Pūsan is also a Vedic Hindu god. ... Korea (한국) is a formerly unified country, situated on the Korean Peninsula in northern East Asia, bordering on China to the west and Russia to the north. ... Norse is related to Scandinavia, and may mean: Ancient Norse mythology Medieval Norsemen, i. ... 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Chemical engineering is the application of science, mathematics and economics to the process of converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms. ... The University of Dayton is a private Catholic university operated by the Society of Mary located in Dayton, Ohio. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts three or four years. ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is a leading research and educational institution located in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. MIT is a world leader in science and technology, as well as in many other fields, including management, economics, linguistics, political science, and philosophy. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate or graduate course of one to three years in duration. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ...


In 1927, Pedersen began working at du Pont where he would remain for the next 42 years, retiring at the age of 65. At du Pont, his work resulted in 25 papers and 65 patents. In 1967 he published two works that are now considered classics; they describe the methods of synthesizing crown ethers (cyclic polyethers). The donut-shaped molecules were the first in a series of extraordinary compounds that form stable structures with alkali metal ions. In 1987 he shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Donald Cram and Jean-Marie Lehn for his work in this area; Cram and Lehn expanded upon his original discoveries. 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE: DD) was founded in July 1802 as a gun powder mill by Eleuthère Irénée du Pont on Brandywine Creek, near Wilmington, Delaware. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Crown ethers are heterocyclic chemical compounds that, in their simplest form, are cyclic oligomers of dioxane. ... The alkali metals are a chemical series. ... An ion is an elementary particle or system of elementary particles with a net electric charge. ... Donald James Cram (April 22, 1919 - June 17, 2001) was an American chemist who shared the 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “synthesizing three-dimensional molecules that could mimic the functioning of natural molecules. ... Jean-Marie Lehn (1939-) is a French chemist. ...


Pedersen was diagnosed with myeloma in 1983, and though he was becoming increasingly frail, he traveled to Stockholm to accept the Nobel Prize in late 1987. Shortly thereafter, he was awarded a medal for excellence by the du Pont Research Fellows. Multiple myeloma (also known simply as myeloma or plasma cell myeloma) is a hematological malignancy of plasma cells, the cells of the immune system that produce antibodies. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stockholm  listen? is the capital and the largest city of Sweden. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Pedersen died in 1989. 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • Nobel autobiography
  • http://www.rgcle.com/SS/p4.htm#i78
  • Our Trip to Sweden, by Richard Cleaveland, Pederson's stepson in-law

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Charles J. Pedersen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (318 words)
Charles John Pedersen (October 3, 1904 – October 26, 1989) was an American organic chemist best known for describing methods of synthesizing crown ethers.
Born in Pusan, Korea to a Norwegian father and a Japanese mother, in 1904, Pedersen came to the United States in 1922 to study chemical engineering at the University of Dayton in Ohio.
Pedersen was diagnosed with myeloma in 1983, and though he was becoming increasingly frail, he traveled to Stockholm to accept the Nobel Prize in late 1987.
Charles J. Pedersen (1101 words)
CHARLES J. was an unpretentious man. He was known to all as "Charlie." But "Charlie" was not a man of meager attainment.
Pedersen showed that these compounds have remarkable and unexpected properties and that they can even bind the alkali metal ions of lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium and caesium into complexes in which the lithium ion is the smallest and the caesium ion the largest.
DuPont, for which Pedersen had been employed for 42 years, in 2001 issued a series of press releases providing retrospective looks at the company, as it was about to celebrate the 200th anniversary of its 1802 founding.
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