Title and Description Page
Early Years 1
Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, and Budd Lake, New Jersey. Early interest in science. Encouragement of teachers and parents. Decision to attend Princeton.
College and Graduate Education 4
Research work at Princeton. Kepone. Working with Peter Yates. NMR work. Working at Allied Chemical. Attending graduate school at Harvard. Assistant professorship at University of California, Berkeley. Teaching with Melvin Calvin.
University of Chicago 11
Leaving University of California for the University of Chicago. Michael J.S. Dewar. Quadrupole spectroscopy. Cage compounds. Cubane research and synthesis. Thomas W. Cole, Jr.
Synthetic Chemistry Research 24
Propellane molecules. Ph.D. and postdoc assistants. Dodecahedrane. Horst Prinzbach and Leo Paquette syntheses.
Chemistry Education 28
Interaction with students. Research excellence. Education opportunities outside of the classroom. Setting high standards. Teaching methods. Winning Humboldt Award. Research funding.
Future of chemical discoveries. Research and development costs and support. Phyllis Eaton. Good science versus bad science.