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Structural Chemistry

, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 1593–1595 | Cite as

Isidor Fankuchen (1904–1964): more than memories of a master measurer of molecules and materials

  • Joel F. Liebman
Review Article

Abstract

The year 2014 has been declared “The International Year of Crystallography.” Coincidentally, it is the 50th anniversary of the death of Isidor Fankuchen, a premier pioneering practitioner of this discipline. The current study discusses some of Fankuchen’s contributions to our understanding of molecular structure and how he personally and professionally impacted the author.

Keywords

Anniversaries Memories Molecular structure Personal admission Science fairs X-ray crystallography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore CountyBaltimoreUSA

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