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The Chemical Educator

ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 21 (2016) pp 113-114

Harold W. Kroto (1939–2016): Nobel Laureate of Buckyball Fame, An Obituary

George B. Kauffman* and Laurie M. Kauffman

Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA 93740-8034,

Published: 30 May 2016

Abstract. The personal and professional life of 1996 Nobel Laureate Sir Harold W. Kroto (1939–2016) with an emphasis on his work on buckminsterfullerenes are discussed in this obituary.

Key Words: Chemistry and History; Obituaries; Nobel prizes; buckminsterfullerenes; history of chemistry; new forms of carbon

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