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The 1702 Chair of Chemistry at Cambridge


  • 92 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 344 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.485 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521030854)


  List of contributors page vii
    Preface xv
    Holders of the 1702 Chair of Chemistry at Cambridge xviii
    Illustration acknowledgements xix
1   ‘The deplorable frenzy’: the slow legitimisation of chemical practice at Cambridge University 1
    Kevin C. Knox
2   Vigani and after: chemical enterprise in Cambridge 1680–1780 31
    Simon Schaffer and Larry Stewart
3   Richard Watson: gaiters and gunpowder 57
    Colin Russell
4   Lavoisier’s chemistry comes to Cambridge 84
    Christopher Haley and Peter Wothers
5   Smithson Tennant: the innovative and eccentric eighth Professor of Chemistry 113
    Melvyn Usselman
6   Coming and going: the fitful career of James Cumming 138
    William Brock
7   Chemistry at Cambridge under George Downing Liveing 166
    John Shorter
8   The rise and fall of the ‘Papal State’ 189
    Arnold Thackray and Mary Ellen Bowden
9   Alexander Todd: a new direction in organic chemistry 210
    James Baddiley and Daniel M. Brown
10   Ralph Alexander Raphael: organic synthesis – elegance, efficiency and the unexpected 237
    Bill Nolan, Dudley Williams and Robert Ramage
11   Discovering the wonders of how Nature builds its molecules 257
    Alan Battersby
12   Chemistry in a changing world: new tools for the modern molecule maker 283
    Steven Ley
    Index 304

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