Jean-Marie Lehn Ph.D.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1987
Nobel co-recepients Donald J. Cram, Charles J. Pedersen
Chemist. Interests: Supramolecular chemistry, Self-assembly and self-organization, Constitutional dynamic chemistry; Music, Philosophy.
Founding director, 'Chemistry, a European Journal'. Gave starting impetus to other European journals, rare manifestation of European spirit and supranationality bridging historical divides!
President, International Organization for Chemical Sciences in Development, helping chemists in developing countries.
From Matter to Life: Chemistry?! Distinguished guest lecture series
Jean-Marie Lehn, Aliksandrina (Library)
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2005
Supramolecular Chemistry Concepts and Perspectives
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim 1995
X, 271, Softcover 51 Fig. Textbook
Supramolecular chemistry is a central theme not only in chemistry, but in neighboring disciplines including physics and the biological sciences. The author has introduced this notion and has been awarded the Nobel Prize for his achievements in this area. He presents here the concepts, lines of development and perspectives of this highly interdisciplinary and burgeoning field of research.
- molecular recognition
- catalysis and transport processes
- molecular and supramolecular devices
By placing the basic concepts into a broader perspective, the author succeeds in inspiring, stimulating and challenging the creative imagination of his reader.
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Photo: Jean-Marie Lehn after a lecture at ETH Zurich, 2012, Wikimedia Commons
Name: Jean-Marie Pierre Lehn
Birth: 30 Sept. 1939, Rosheim, France
Institution: Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, Collège de France, Paris, France
Award: Development and use of molecules with structure-specific interactions of high selectivity
Subject: Biochemistry, Endocrinology, Metabolism
Portion of cash: 1/3