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Abstract Volume 12 Issue 6 (2007) pp 429-442

Fred Basolo (19202007): Dean of American Coordination Chemistry

George B. Kauffman,* Harry B. Gray, and Laurie M. Kauffman

Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA 93740-8034, and Beckman Institute, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125,

Published online: 4 November 2007

Abstract. This obituary-tribute for Fred Basolo (19202007), Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at Northwestern University and 1983 President of the American Chemical Society, who died of congestive heart failure on February 27, 2007, discusses his life and work in chemical education, coordination chemistry, inorganic reaction kinetics and mechanisms, and service to science and society.

Key Words: Chemistry and History; obituary

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Issue date: December 1, 2007

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