From Coello to Inorganic Chemistry

A Lifetime of Reactions

  • Fred┬áBasolo

Part of the Profiles in Inorganic Chemistry book series (PIIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Fred Basolo
    Pages 33-68
  3. Fred Basolo
    Pages 117-152
  4. Fred Basolo
    Pages 153-181
  5. Fred Basolo
    Pages 183-208
  6. Fred Basolo
    Pages 209-221
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 223-245

About this book


From boyhood in the coal-mining village of Coello, Illinois, to winning the Priestly Medal and becoming the president of the American Chemical Society, Professor Emeritus Fred Basolo of Northwestern University traces the intertwined development of his life, career, and the field of inorganic chemistry. With over a hundred photographs and dozens of structures and equations, From Coello to Inorganic Chemistry details the major innovations, travels, family life, and guests hosted while helping to build one of the world's leading inorganic chemistry departments from its humble beginnings at Northwestern University. Students and chemists with interests in bioinorganic chemistry, catalysis, nanoscience, new materials research, and organometallics can follow the emergence of inorganic chemistry as a rival to organic chemistry through the accomplishments of one of its most influential pioneers.


Coordination Chemistry bioinorganic chemistry catalysis inorganic chemistry metals organic chemistry structure

Authors and affiliations

  • Fred┬áBasolo
    • 1
  1. 1.Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5169-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0635-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-036X
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