Title and Description Page
Childhood and Early Education 1
Parents and family situation in India. Move to England. Classical education at Copthorne Boarding School. Scholarship to Winchester. School Certificate Examination. Early chemistry experiments.
College and Postgraduate Education 6
Chemistry major at Balliol College, Oxford University. Influence of teachers. War-related work. D.Phil. and M.A. degrees. Postgraduate work on alkaloids. Book on theoretical organic chemistry for Oxford University Press.
Courtalds Ltd., Other Research 13
Physical chemist position at Courtalds. Paper on stipitatic acid. Polymerization work with C. H. Bamford. Papers on astronomy, resonance theory, and molecular orbital theory.
Queen Mary College, University of London 22
Professorship and Department Chair at QMC. Rejunvenation of chemistry department. Reilly Lectures at Notre Dame. Symposium on molecular rearrangement. Work on dropwise condensation. Heteroaromatic work.
University of Chicago 36
Dissatisfaction with England and move to United States. Professorship at University of Chicago. Book on hyperconjugation. Work on organometallic semiconductors. Split p orbital method. Work on tropylium ion.
University of Texas at Austin and University of Florida, Gainesville 44
Professorship at University of Texas. Funding from Welch Foundation. Problems with administration at University of Texas. Graduate Research Professorship at University of Texas. Development of software. Funding from Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Resistance to calculation methods by ab initioists. Papers on enzymes. Statistical work in Texas. Opinions on American science and publishing papers.