FRANK HENRY WESTHEIMER - INSCRIBED ARTICLE SIGNED CIRCA 1968 - HFSID 206720
Sale Price $162.00
FRANK H. WESTHEIMER
He inscribes a reprint of one of his articles to students at Marietta College.
Article inscribed and signed: "With best wishes for the success of the/students at Marietta/F. H. Westheimer", 9 pages, 8¼x11¼. His article "Pseudo-Rotation in the Hydrolysis of Phosphate Esters", reprinted from Accounts of Chemical Research, 1968. Frank Henry "F. H." Westheimer (1912-2007) taught at the University of Chicago and Harvard University, interrupted by explosives research in World War II. The author or co-author of over 200 articles, he chaired a National Academy of Science committee (1964-1965) which recommended increased federal funding of chemistry research. In 1980, he won the NAS Award in Chemical Sciences "for his groundbreaking research on the understanding of organic chemistry and enzymatic reactions using physical chemistry." In 1988, the American Chemical Society awarded him the Priestley medal "for his series of extraordinary, original and in-depth research on the mechanisms of organic and enzymatic reactions, [which] played a unique role in improving our knowledge about the kinds of progress of chemical and biochemical processes." He also holds the National Medal of Science, and Harvard endowed the Frank H. Westheimer Medal in 2002. Corners lightly worn and creased. Small stain on top margin. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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