Pioneering Ideas for the Physical and Chemical Sciences

Josef Loschmidt’s Contributions and Modern Developments in Structural Organic Chemistry, Atomistics, and Statistical Mechanics

Editors: Fleischhacker, W., Schönfeld, T. (Eds.)

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This volume presents the contributions delivered at the "Josef-Loschmidt-Sympo­ sium," which took place in Vienna, June 25-27, 1995. The symposium was arranged to honor Josef Loschmidt one hundred years after his death (8 July 1895), to evaluate the sig­ nificance of his contributions to chemistry and physics from a modem point of view and to trace the development of scientific fields in which he had done pioneering work. Loschmidt is widely known for the first calculation of the size of molecules (1865/66), which also led to values for the number of molecules in unit gas volume and for the mass of molecules. With critical analyses of problems in statistical physics he made important contributions to the development of that field, "Loschmidt's paradoxon" continuing to be a point of departure for present day studies and discussions. For decades there was little awareness that Loschmidt was a pioneer in organic struc­ tural chemistry. Only in recent years has Loschmidt's first scientific publication "Chemis­ che Studien I", published in 1861, become more widely known and it is now recognized that with his ideas on the structure of organic molecules he was greatly ahead of the chemists of that time. The papers in these proceedings are arranged in three sections: l. Organic structural chemistry (Chapters 1-12). 2. Physics and physical chemistry (Chapters 13-26). 3. Loschmidt's biography, Loschmidt's world (Chapters 27-33).

Table of contents (39 chapters)

Table of contents (39 chapters)
  • The Significance of the Hydrogen Bond for Physiology

    Pages 1-13

    Perutz, Max F.

  • Natural Product Structure Elucidation: 1950 → 2000

    Pages 15-24

    Djerassi, Carl

  • Conformational Analysis

    Pages 25-39

    Eliel, Ernest L.

  • Thoughts and Experiments on a Chemical Etiology of Nucleic Acid Structure

    Pages 41-64

    Eschenmoser, Albert

  • Loschmidt’s Graphic Formulae of 1861

    Pages 65-80

    Bader, Alfred

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Book Title
Pioneering Ideas for the Physical and Chemical Sciences
Book Subtitle
Josef Loschmidt’s Contributions and Modern Developments in Structural Organic Chemistry, Atomistics, and Statistical Mechanics
Editors
  • W. Fleischhacker
  • T. Schönfeld
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-0268-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-0268-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-45684-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-0270-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 320
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