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Experiments conducted with R. B. Woodward, Harvard notebooks


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Myron Rosenblum is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Brandeis University. He attended Columbia University and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University where he studied under Robert Burns Woodward. His field of expertise is transition metal organometallic chemistry.

These are research notebooks detailing Myron Rosenblum's work on ferrocene chemistry, which he commenced on January 16, 1952 at the request of R. B. Woodward. Rosenblum's research subsequently verified Woodward's surmise that the iron compound to become known as ferrocene had a sandwich structure in which an iron atom nested between two clopentadienyl rings with each of the carbon atoms being bonded by dashed lines to the central metal.

This is a set of two laboratory notebooks covering the period August 6, 1950 through April 13, 1953.

Gift of Myron Rosenblum.

Source of acquisition--Rosenblum, Myron. Method of acquisition--gift ;; Date of acquisition--2003..

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