F. Albert Cotton

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Frank Albert Cotton (April 9, 1930 – February 20, 2007) was an American chemist.wikipedia
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Transition metal

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Cotton was recognized for his research on the chemistry of the transition metals.

Hapticity

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He coined the term "hapticity" and the nomenclature that derives from it.
Cotton later proposed the term hapticity derived from the adjectival prefix hapto (from the Greek haptein, to fasten, denoting contact or combination) placed before the name of the olefin, where the Greek letter η (eta) is used to denote the number of contiguous atoms of a ligand that bind to a metal center.

Potassium octachlorodirhenate

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He pioneered the study of multiple bonding between transition metal atoms, starting with research on rhenium halides, and in 1964 identified the quadruple bond in the [[Potassium octachlorodirhenate|]] ion.
Soviet chemists first reported K 2 [Re 2 Cl 8 ] in 1954, but it was not until 1964 that Cotton and Harris characterized the compound as featuring a short Re–Re bond, the first of its kind discovered.

Quadruple bond

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He pioneered the study of multiple bonding between transition metal atoms, starting with research on rhenium halides, and in 1964 identified the quadruple bond in the [[Potassium octachlorodirhenate|]] ion.
Soon thereafter, F. Albert Cotton and C.B. Harris reported the crystal structure of potassium octachlorodirhenate or K 2 [Re 2 Cl 8 ]·2H 2 O. This structural analysis indicated that the previous characterization was mistaken.

Stephen J. Lippard

Stephen Lippard
Originally interested in attending medical school, a talk on medicinal chemistry by visiting chemist Francis P.J. Dwyer inspired Lippard to focus on inorganic chemistry for his Ph.D. Lippard worked with F. Albert Cotton at MIT on Rhenium oxo complexes and clusters.

Geoffrey Wilkinson

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After earning his BA degree from Temple in 1951, Cotton pursued a Ph.D. thesis under the guidance of Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson at Harvard University where he worked on metallocenes.
He is also well known for writing, with his former doctoral student F. Albert Cotton, "Advanced Inorganic Chemistry", often referred to simply as "Cotton and Wilkinson", one of the standard inorganic chemistry textbooks.

Priestley Medal

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Among the awards Cotton received included the U.S. National Medal of Science in 1982, the Wolf Prize in 2000; and the Priestley Medal, the American Chemical Society's highest recognition, in 1998.

Richard H. Holm

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Holm received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1959 under the direction of F. Albert Cotton.

George Andrew Olah

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He was also awarded the Priestley Medal, the highest honor granted by the American Chemical Society and F.A. Cotton Medal for Excellence in Chemical Research of the American Chemical Society in 1996.

George M. Whitesides

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He was awarded the F. A. Cotton Medal for Excellence in Chemical Research of the American Chemical Society in 2011.

Alexander Pines

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He was awarded the F.A. Cotton Medal for Excellence in Chemical Research of the American Chemical Society in 1999.

Robin M. Hochstrasser

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In 2005, he received F. Albert Cotton Medal from Texas A&M University and in 2007 was awarded A. H. Zewail Award for Ultrafast Science and Technology.

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes

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P.G. de Gennes has also received the F.A. Cotton Medal for Excellence in Chemical Research of the American Chemical Society in 1997, the Holweck Prize from the joint French and British Physical Society; the Ampere Prize, French Academy of Science; the gold medal from the French CNRS; the Matteuci Medal, Italian Academy; the Harvey Prize, Israel; and polymer awards from both APS and ACS.

Samuel J. Danishefsky

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He is the recipient of several other awards including the American Chemical Society's Guenther Award and Aldrich Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, the F.A. Cotton Medal for Excellence in Chemical Research of the American Chemical Society, the Tetrahedron Prize (1996), the Arthur C. Cope Award (1998), the New York City Mayor's Award for Science and Technology, and the Bristol Myers Squibb Lifetime Achievement Award.

Gábor A. Somorjai

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In 2004 he won the F.A. Cotton Medal for Excellence in Chemical Research of the American Chemical Society.

NAS Award in Chemical Sciences

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*F. Albert Cotton (1990)

Texas A&M University

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He was the W.T. Doherty-Welch Foundation Chair and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M University.

Drexel University

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He attended local public schools before Drexel University and then Temple University.

Temple University

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He attended local public schools before Drexel University and then Temple University.