Edward E. Mercer | March 12, 2018 Issue - Vol. 96 Issue 11 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 96 Issue 11 | p. 53 | Obituaries
Issue Date: March 12, 2018

Edward E. Mercer

Department: ACS News
Keywords: ACS News, obituaries
Credit: Courtesy of Dan Reger
Edward Mercer.
Credit: Courtesy of Dan Reger

Edward E. Mercer, 83, died on Dec. 14, 2017, in Columbia, S.C.

“Ed served on the faculty of the University of South Carolina for more than 30 years. His research group established that the key components of the well-known ruthenium blue complexes were mixed-valence, trihalide-bridged, dinuclear species. He was an outstanding classroom teacher to thousands of students. He collaborated to write for the Introductory Chemistry course lab manuals, study guides, and the book, ‘Chemistry: Principles and Practice.’ He served as associate dean of the College of Science & Mathematics for nine years. Ed is also remembered for his extensive charitable work in the community and as a competitive swimmer and stroke judge.”—Dan Reger, friend and colleague

Most recent title: professor emeritus of chemistry, University of South Carolina

Education: B.S., chemistry, Canisius College; Ph.D., chemistry, Purdue University, 1961

Survivors: wife, Carol; daughters, Mary Bell, Judy Fleshman, and Ellen Adams; sons, Everett, Richard, and Chris; 16 grandchildren

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