C&EN Talks With Chemistry Historian Jeffrey I. Seeman About The Origins Of A Groundbreaking Theory | January 11, 2016 Issue - Vol. 94 Issue 2 | Chemical & Engineering News
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Issue Date: January 11, 2016

C&EN Talks With Chemistry Historian Jeffrey I. Seeman About The Origins Of A Groundbreaking Theory

Organic chemist offers insights into his latest paper on the early days of R. B. Woodward and Roald Hoffmann’s Nobel Prize-winning collaboration
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Organic SCENE
Keywords: Woodward-Hoffmann rules, Jeffrey I. Seeman, history of chemistry

For organic chemist and chemistry historian Jeffrey I. Seeman, questions are like seeds. Once one is planted in his mind, it tends to flourish, leading him to ask many more questions and publish a multitude of related research papers.

In his latest publication, Seeman, a scholar at the University of Richmond, explores how the kernel of an idea blossoms into Nobel Prize-winning work. The paper, which totals more than three dozen pages in the Journal . . .

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