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Robert Burns Woodward : architect and artist in the world of molecules

Author: O Theodor Benfey; Peter John Turnbull Morris
Publisher: Philadelphia : Chemical Heritage Foundation, ©2001.
Series: History of modern chemical sciences.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: R B Woodward; Robert Burns Woodward
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: O Theodor Benfey; Peter John Turnbull Morris
ISBN: 0941901254 9780941901253
OCLC Number: 45223542
Description: xxvii, 470 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: A Little Artistic Guide to Reading R. B. Woodward / Crystal Woodward xvi --
I. Robert Burns Woodward and His Era --
1. Robert Burns Woodward: A Biographical Introduction / Peter J. T. Morris, Mary Ellen Bowden 3 --
2. Reminiscences from Junior High School / Robert C. Putnam 11 --
3. Robert Burns Woodward: Scientist, Colleague, Friend / Frank H. Westheimer 13 --
II. Robert Burns Woodward as Collaborator --
4. RBW, Vitamin B[subscript 12], and the Harvard-ETH Collaboration / Albert Eschenmoser 23 --
III. Selected Papers of Robert Burns Woodward / Introductory commentaries by Peter J. T. Morris --
5. How the Papers Were Selected 41 --
6. The Woodward Rules 43 --
"Structure and the Absorption Spectra of [alpha],[beta]-Unsaturated Ketones." Journal of the American Chemical Society 63 (1941), 1123-1126 / Robert Burns Woodward 47 --
"Structure and Absorption Spectra. III. Normal Conjugated Dienes." Journal of the American Chemical Society 64 (1942), 72-75 / Robert Burns Woodward 51 --
"Structure and Absorption Spectra. IV. Further Observations on [alpha], [beta]-Unsaturated Ketones." Journal of the American Chemical Society 64 (1942), 76-77 / Robert Burns Woodward 55 --
7. Quinine 57 --
"The Total Synthesis of Quinine." Journal of the American Chemical Society 66 (1944), 849 / Robert Burns Woodward, W. E. Doering 62 --
"The Total Synthesis of Quinine." Journal of the American Chemical Society 67 (1945), 860-874 / Robert Burns Woodward, W. E. Doering 63 --
8. Cholesterol and Cortisone 78 --
"The Total Synthesis of Steroids." Journal of the American Chemical Society 74 (1952), 4223-4251 / Robert Burns Woodward, Franz Sondheimer, David Taub, Karl Heusler, W. M. McLamore 86 --
9. Ferrocene 115 --
"The Structure of Iron bis-Cyclopentadienyl." Journal of the American Chemical Society 74 (1952), 2125-2126 / Geoffrey Wilkinson, M. Rosenblum, M. C. Whiting, Robert Burns Woodward 118 --
"A New Aromatic System." Journal of the American Chemical Society 74 (1952), 3458-3459 / Robert Burns Woodward, M. Rosenblum, M. C. Whiting 119 --
10. Strychnine 121 --
"The Structure of Strychnine." Journal of the American Chemical Society 69 (1947), 2250 / Robert Burns Woodward, Warren J. Brehm, A. L. Nelson 126 --
"The Structure of Stychnine. Formulation of the Neo Bases." Journal of the American Chemical Society 70 (1948), 2107-2115 / Robert Burns Woodward, Warren J. Brehm 127 --
"The Total Synthesis of Strychnine." Tetrahedron 19 (1963), 247-288 / Robert Burns Woodward, M. P. Cava, W. D. Ollis, A. Hunger, H. U. Daeniker, K. Schenker 136 --
11. Reserpine 178 --
"The Total Synthesis of Reserpine." Tetrahedron 2 (1958), 1-57 / Robert Burns Woodward, F. E. Bader, H. Bickel, A. J. Frey, R. W. Kierstead 182 --
12. The Octant Rule 239 --
"Structure and the Optical Rotatory Dispersion of Saturated Ketones." Journal of the American Chemical Society 83 (1961), 4013-4018 / William Moffitt, Robert Burns Woodward, A. Moscowitz, W. Klyne, Carl Djerassi 244 --
13. Chlorophyll 250 --
"The Total Synthesis of Chlorophyll." Pure and Applied Chemistry 2 (1961), 383-404 / Robert Burns Woodward 256 --
14. Cephalosporin C 278 --
"Recent Advances in the Chemistry of Natural Products." In Les Prix Nobel en 1965. Stockholm: P. A. Norstedt & Soner, 1966, pp. 192-211 / Robert Burns Woodward 282 --
15. Vitamin B12 302 --
"Recent Advances in the Chemistry of Natural Products." Pure and Applied Chemistry 17 (1968), 519-547 / Robert Burns Woodward 314 --
16. The Woodward-Hoffmann Rules 343 --
"The Mechanism of the Diels-Alder Reaction." Journal of the American Chemical Society 64 (1942), 3058-3059 / Robert Burns Woodward 349 --
"The Mechanism of the Diels-Alder Reaction." Tetrahedron 5 (1959), 70-89 / Robert Burns Woodward, Thomas J. Katz 350 --
"Stereochemistry of Electrocyclic Reactions." Journal of the American Chemical Society 87 (1965), 395-397 / Robert Burns Woodward, Roald Hoffmann 370 --
"Selection Rules for Concerted Cycloaddition Reactions." Journal of the American Chemical Society 87 (1965), 2046-2048 / Roald Hoffmann, Robert Burns Woodward 373 --
"Selection Rules for Sigmatropic Reactions." Journal of the American Chemical Society 87 (1965), 2511-2513 / Robert Burns Woodward, Roald Hoffmann 376 --
"The Conservation of Orbital Symmetry." In Aromaticity. Special publication no. 21. London: Chemical Society, 1967, pp. 217-249 / Robert Burns Woodward 379 --
IV. The Cope Award Lecture --
17. Cope Award Lecture: Introduction / Otto Theodor Benfey 415 --
18. The Arthur C. Cope Award Lecture / Robert Burns Woodward 418 --
19. Cope Award Lecture: Notes / Otto Theodor Benfey 440 --
V. Woodward's Publications and a Chronology of His Life --
20. Bibliography of the Publications of Robert Burns Woodward 455 --
21. Chronology of the Life of Robert Burns Woodward 465.
Series Title: History of modern chemical sciences.
Responsibility: edited by Otto Theodor Benfey and Peter J.T. Morris.
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