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Herbert C. Brown Lectures in Organic Chemistry

By Alexander Wei

Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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n Lectures in Organic Chemistry

This series of lectures covers different topics in organic chemistry.

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This year's lecturers: Chaitan Khosla, Brian Stoltz, Christopher Walsh, Makoto Fujita

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Dr. and Mrs. Brown are the founders of the Herbert C. Brown Lectures in Organic Chemistry. Dr. Brown is best known for his research on the role of boron in organic chemistry and won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1979.

Herbert C. Brown was born in London in 1912, but was brought to the U.S. at an early age and received his education in Chicago, where he met Sarah Baylen (b. January 10, 1916), his wife of more than 68 years. In 1943 he went to Wayne University (Assistant Professor, 1943-1946; Associate Professor, 1946-1947) and in 1947 he moved to Purdue University. He remained on the faculty at Purdue University until his retirement in 1979 and remained research active until his death on December 19, 2004. Sarah Brown passed away on May 29, 2005.

Dr. Brown received 14 Honorary Doctorates. He also published seven books and 1,266 scientific publications. He won the majority of major awards in his field, including the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1979, the ACS Award for Creative Research in Organic Chemistry (I960), the National Medal of Science (1969), the Roger Adams Award (1971), the Priestley Medal (1981), the Perkin Medal (1982), the American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal Award (1985), the National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences (1987), the Emperor's Decoration (Japan): Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star (1989), Honorary Scholar of the University of Wales, Swansea (1994). In 1998 he was the inaugural winner of the ACS Herbert C. Brown Medal and Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods. He was named "One of the Top 75 Contributors to the Chemical Enterprise in the Past 75 Years," C&E News (1998).

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  • Alexander Wei (2011), "Herbert C. Brown Lectures in Organic Chemistry," https://nanohub.org/resources/11444.

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WTHR 104, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

In This Series

  1. Self-assembled Coordination Architectures: Lessons from Nature

    12 Jul 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Makoto Fujita

    This lecture is part of the 28th Annual H.C. Brown Lectures in Organic Chemistry.

  2. Appreciating Nature's Antibiotics as Chemical Treasures

    12 Jul 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Christopher T. Walsh

    This lecture is part of the 28th Annual H.C. Brown Lectures in Organic Chemistry.

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