Issue Date: July 3, 2006
Some scientific publications have had such an enormous and long-lasting impact that mere mention of their titles is like recalling an old friend.
One such publication is Linus Pauling's 1939 book, "The Nature of the Chemical Bond." Another is Robert Burns Woodward's and Roald Hoffmann's 1965 paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society on the stereochemistry of electrocyclic reactions.
These and eight other breakthrough papers, books, and patents are being celebrated this year . . .
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