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The Nozoe Autograph Books

 



Nine times by E. J. Corey. Five times by Ryoji Noyori. Twelve by Prelog, five by Woodward, almost countless times by Eschenmoser, Hafner and Vogel. And many others, including Grubbs and Lehn, Hoffmann and Herschbach, Wittig and Brown. All these and thousands of other chemists signed Tetsuo Nozoe's autograph books - almost 1200 pages in all - between 1953 and 1994. They wrote poems, drew artistic sketches and their favorite molecules and reactions, all with collegial friendship and good-natured humor.



The Nozoe autograph books are now being published in The Chemical Record in 15 segments - the progress is shown in the status chart at the right. With this wiki-type site, you can follow the chemistry, enjoy the playfulness, and be a detective! Using the links at the right, browse the pages and recognize signatures. Whenever you spot a signature that you recognize, just click the autograph page and enter the data into a sortable and free-access index; see link for instructions at the right. You will enjoy the experience and may be rewarded through various giveaways over the duration of publication!




Jeffrey I. Seeman
University of Richmond
Guest Editor


Brian Johnson
Managing Editor
 
 

Accompanying Essays published in The Chemical Record

Latest Addition:

My Favorite Aromatic Compounds - A Tribute to Friedrich August Kekulé
Henning Hopf
Chem. Rec. 2014, 14, 979-1000.

Previously Published:

Chemistry without Bo(a)rders
Eva-Maria Tanzer
Chem. Rec. 2014, 14, 709-725.

Combining Aromaticity and Strain with Tetsuo Nozoe-A Passage of Time with Friends
Brian Halton
Chem. Rec. 2014, 14, 726-739.

Extraordinary Transformations to Achieve the Synthesis of Remarkable Aromatic Compounds
Graham J. Bodwell
Chem. Rec. 2014, 14, 547-567.

The Nozoe Autograph Books: Why Sign Them? Why Publish Them? Why Read Them? Why Treasure Them? Personal and Professional Reflections
Eva E. Wille
Chem. Rec. 2014, 14, 334-357.

Prospecting in Hückel-space: From Hinokitiol to Non-benzenoid Organic Electronics
John D. Tovar
Chem. Rec. 2014, 14, 214-225.

Facets of the Tetsuo Nozoe Legacy Immortalized in an Enduring Series of International Symposia on Novel Aromatic Compounds (ISNA)
Lawrence T. Scott
Chem. Rec. 2013, 13, 603-617.

The Nozoe Autograph Books: Stories behind the Stories
Jeffrey I. Seeman
Chem. Rec. 2013, 13, 483-514.

Our Future, Our Heritage. The Chemical Family Tree of Tetsuo Nozoe
Ichiro Murata, Shô Itô, Toyonobu Asao
Chem. Rec. 2013, 13, 402-410.

Tetsuo Nozoe's "Autograph Books by Chemists 1953-1994": An Essay
Koji Nakanishi
Chem. Rec. 2013, 13, 343-352.

My Father, My Grandfather
Takako Masamune, Hiroko Masamune, Tohoru Masamune
Chem. Rec. 2013, 13, 257-264.

Having Fun with The Nozoe Autograph Books. A Bit of Exploration and an Unexpected Learning Experience
Jeffrey I. Seeman
Chem. Rec. 2013, 13, 146-160.

Tetsuo Nozoe: Chemistry and Life
Ichiro Murata, Shô Itô, Toyonobu Asao
Chem. Rec. 2012, 12, 599-607.

Bonding Beyond Borders: The Nozoe Autograph Books and Other Collections
Jeffrey I. Seeman
Chem. Rec. 2012, 12, 517-531.

Spot signatures and make entries here:
Segment 13 (pp. 959-1030)
Segment 12 (pp. 899-958)
Segment 11 (pp. 823-898)
Segment 10 (pp. 745-822)
Segment 9 (pp. 625-744)
Segment 8 (pp. 535-624)
Segment 7 (pp. 498-534)
Segment 6 (pp. 401-497)
Segment 5 (pp. 370-400)
Segment 4 (pp. 255-369)
Segment 3 (pp. 163-254)
Segment 2 (pp. 69-162)
Segment 1 (pp. 1-68)

Find help and instructions here:
Published instruction manual

Find resulting index here:
By Name     By Affiliation

Find browseable pages behind the pie chart shown below

Browse and recognize signatures
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Updated October 2014

All installments published in
The Chemical Record:

Segment 13 (pp. 959-1030)
Segment 12 (pp. 899-958)
Segment 11 (pp. 823-898)
Segment 10 (pp. 745-822)
Segment 9 (pp. 625-744)
Segment 8 (pp. 535-624)
Segment 7 (pp. 498-534)
Segment 6 (pp. 401-497)
Segment 5 (pp. 370-400)
Segment 4 (pp. 255-369)
Segment 3 (pp. 163-254)
Segment 2 (pp. 69-162)
Segment 1 (pp. 1-68)