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Paul von Rague Schleyer
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Paul von Rague Schleyer

Paul von Rague Schleyer is one of the most accomplished organic physical chemists of the 20th century. A 1997 survey indicated Schleyer to be the world's third most cited chemist, with over 1100 technical papers produced. He was Higgins Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University, Professor Emeritus and co-director of the Organic Institute at Erlangen University in Germany, and is currently Graham Perdue Professor of Chemistry at the University of Georgia, Athens. He has published twelve books in the fields of lithium chemistry, ab initio molecular orbital theory and carbonium ions. He is past president of the World Association of Theoretically Oriented Chemists, a fellow of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science and Editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Computational Chemistry. Organic chemistry is that part of chemistry concerned with the composition, structure, properties, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds. ... Chemist Julie Perkins of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory pours from a Florence flask. ... Princeton University, incorporated as The Trustees of Princeton University, located in Princeton, New Jersey, is the fourth-oldest institution to conduct higher education in the United States. ... The University of Georgia, located approximately 70 miles north-east of Atlanta in Athens, Georgia, is the largest institution of higher learning and research in the State of Georgia. ... General Name, Symbol, Number lithium, Li, 3 Chemical series alkali metals Group, Period, Block 1, 2, s Appearance silvery white/gray Atomic mass 6. ... The Latin term ab initio means from the beginning and is used in several contexts: when describing literature: told from the beginning as opposed to in medias res (meaning starting in the middle of the story). ... The International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science was created in Menton in 1967, with Professors Raymond Daudel (France), Per-Olov Löwdin (Sweden), Robert G. Parr (USA), John A. Pople (USA) and Bernard Pullman (France) as its founding members, under the inspiration and with the support of Professor Louis de... The Editor in chief is a publications primary editor. ...

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Early life

Born on February 27, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio, he was graduated Valedictorian from Cleveland West Technical High School in 1947. Schleyer received the A.B. degree from Princeton University in 1951 Magna Cum Laude; he earned his PhD degree from Harvard University in 1957, having studied under P.D. Bartlett. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... In the United States and Canada, the title of valedictorian (an anglicized derivation from the Latin vale dicere to say farewell) is given to the top graduate of the graduating class (compare dux) of an educational institution. ... Princeton University, incorporated as The Trustees of Princeton University, located in Princeton, New Jersey, is the fourth-oldest institution to conduct higher education in the United States. ... Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ...


Princeton University years

Schleyer began teaching at Princeton in 1954 and became Higgins Professor of Chemistry. Working within Frick Laboratory he was energetic in both teaching as well as research. While at princeton he married Inga Venema in 1969. During these years he was awarded the Fulbright Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, J.J. Guggenheim Fellowship and von Humboldt Special Fellowship. At Princeton he was always present in his combination laboratory/office until late in the evening, available to help his students untangle problems with experiments, as he tirelessly worked on his own research amid uncountable stacks of manuscripts and books. The Fulbright Program is program of educational grants (Fulbright Fellowships) sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. ... Cover of Time Magazine (December 27, 1926) Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr. ... Guggenheim can be a reference to any of a number of members or interests of the Guggenheim family, including: the patriarch of the family, Meyer Guggenheim, or his descendents such as Daniel, Solomon Robert, Simon, Benjamin and Peggy; any of the Guggenheim Museums; or foundations such as the Solomon R...

Schleyer with some of his research team
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Schleyer with some of his research team

Synopsis of research and publications


Several of his twelve monographs are collaborations with Nobel Laureates: J.A. Pople, H.C. Brown and G.A. Olah. In his research Schleyer has made contributions in synthesis of adamantine and other cage molecules by rearrangement mechnisms; he has discovered new types of hydrogen bonding; and he has identified solvolosis mechanisms including reactive intermediates. The Nobel Prizes (pronounced no-BELL or no-bell) are awarded annually to people who have done outstanding research, invented groundbreaking techniques or equipment, or made outstanding contributions to society. ... In chemistry, a hydrogen bond is a type of attractive intermolecular force that exists between two partial electric charges of opposite polarity. ...


As a pioneer in the field of computational chemistry, Schleyer identified a number of new molecular structures, especially related to lithium chemistry and electron deficient systems. He has further contributed to a gamut of topics in organometallic chemistry, physical organic chemistry, computational chemistry, inorganic chemistry and other theoretical chemical fields. His current research as of 2006 is rejuvenating interest in aromaticity and investigating planar hypercoordiantion of carbon. General Name, Symbol, Number lithium, Li, 3 Chemical series alkali metals Group, Period, Block 1, 2, s Appearance silvery white/gray Atomic mass 6. ... Organometallic have classically been compounds having bonds between one or more metal atoms and one or more carbon atoms of an organyl group. ... Inorganic chemistry is the branch of chemistry concerned with the properties and reactions of inorganic compounds. ... In chemistry, an aromatic molecule is one in which electrons are free to cycle around circular arrangements of atoms, which are alternately singly and doubly bonded to one another. ... General Name, Symbol, Number carbon, C, 6 Chemical series nonmetals Group, Period, Block 14, 2, p Appearance black (graphite) colorless (diamond) Atomic mass 12. ...


Honors

Beyond the fellowships noted above, Schleyer has received numerous prestigious honors including:

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External links

  • Encyclopedia of Computational Chemistry
  • Schleyer as Editor of Encyclopedia of Computational Chemistry
  • Paul von Rague Schleyer Homepage
  • World Association of Theoretically Oriented Chemists

 
 

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