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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.
List of Abbreviations. List of Figures.
1. From Coello to Inorganic Coordination Chemistry.
2. Mary, The Children, and Me.
3. Faculty Position at Northwestern University (NU).
4. Other Activities.
5. Countries and Chemists Visited.
6. Foreign Guests Hosted.
7. Emeritus Professor.
Name Index. Subject Index.