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Obituaries

Theodore Cohen

by Linda Wang
April 22, 2018 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 96, ISSUE 17

 

Theodore Cohen, 88, died on Dec. 13, 2017, in Pittsburgh.

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Credit: Courtesy of Dennis P. Curran
Theodore Cohen

“When Ted started teaching at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) in 1956, Pitt was a sleepy place for organic chemistry. His first lab did not even have steam to heat reactions. To correct this and many other problems, Ted got $200 in start-up funds. And correct the problems he did; Ted was a sustained leader in the building of organic chemistry research at Pitt. He was a mentor and friend to students, staff, and faculty colleagues alike. He made pioneering contributions in organosulfur chemistry and organometallic chemistry. His passing marks the end of an era in organic chemistry at Pitt.”—Dennis P. Curran, friend and colleague

Most recent title: professor emeritus of chemistry, University of Pittsburgh

Education: B.S., chemistry, Tufts University, 1951; Ph.D., chemistry, University of Southern California, 1955

Survivors: wife, Pearl; daughter, Rima; son, Brett; two granddaughters

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