Wednesday, November 5, 2014

"A millennial overview of transition metal chemistry" #chempaperaday 100

I wanted to dedicate the 100th reading to F. Albert Cotton who I believe deserved a Nobel Prize in chemistry. You can read a short biography of him here:

and here his biography as a book:

The paper is a very short summary of transition metal chemistry starting with Werner complexes. I want to point a couple of his notes from the paper:

 "I note that the year 2000 is not the first year of the third millennium, no matter what the arithmetically-challenged of this world may like to think."
"At the beginning of the first millennium (i.e., six days after the birthday arbitrarily assumed for Jesus"!divAbstract

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