Journal of Cluster Science

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 473–475 | Cite as

Foreword: A Special Issue to Dieter Fenske

  • Günter Schmid
  • Achim Müller
  • Richard D. Adams

The name Dieter Fenske is inextricably linked to cluster chemistry. A special issue of “Journal of Cluster Science” in honor of the occasion of his 65th birthday can therefore be regarded as a must. Very few other scientists have been so heavily involved in cluster science as Dieter Fenske. Open image in new window

After completing his education in Dortmund, Germany, his school tried to persuade him to become a pastor! Fortunately, he preferred science and began his studies in chemistry at the University of Münster, Germany. He finished his PhD thesis on the subject of IR and Raman spectroscopy of organophosphorus compounds in 1973, followed by his Habilitation, which he finished in 1978 in Münster. Only three years later he was appointed to a professorship at the University of Karlsruhe, where he stayed until 1986, when he followed a call on a chair for Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Frankfurt/Main, Germany. In 1988 he returned to the University of Karlsruhe, as the...


PPh3 Tellurium Organophosphorus Compound Dppp Chalcogen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Günter Schmid
    • 1
  • Achim Müller
    • 2
  • Richard D. Adams
    • 3
  1. 1.Inorganic ChemistryUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  2. 2.University of BielefeldBielefeldGermany
  3. 3.University of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

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