Jerome A. Berson, Ph.D.

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1950-1963 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States 
 1963-1969 University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI 
 1969- Yale University, New Haven, CT 
Area:
Physical Organic Chemistry
Website:
http://www.chem.yale.edu/faculty/berson.html
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http://www.chemheritage.org/Oral-Histories/Documents/Berson--Front-Matter-and-Index.pdf

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Parents

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William von Eggers Doering grad student 1949 Columbia
 (A re-examination of the diisohomogenol structure)
Robert B. Woodward post-doc 1949-1950 Harvard

Children

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Peter Chen grad student Yale
Albert Matlin grad student Yale
William M. Jones grad student 1955 USC
Robert G. Bergman grad student 1966 UW Madison
Robert G. Salomon grad student 1971 UW Madison
Peter B. Dervan grad student 1972 Yale
Matthew S. Platz grad student 1977 Yale
Paul M. Lahti grad student 1979-1985 Yale
Marc M. Greenberg grad student 1988 Yale
Maitland Jones, Jr. post-doc 1964 UW Madison
Richard J. Bushby post-doc 1969-1970 Yale
Barry K. Carpenter post-doc 1973-1975 Yale
Dan (R. Daniel) Little post-doc 1974-1975 Yale
Robert S. Sheridan post-doc 1979-1980 Yale
Silas C. Blackstock post-doc 1986-1988 Yale
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Berson JA. (2008) Fundamental theories and their empirical patches Foundations of Chemistry. 10: 147-156
Berson JA. (2006) Kinetics, thermodynamics, and the problem of selectivity: the maturation of an idea. Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English). 45: 4724-9
Berson JA. (2005) A missed turning point for theory in organic chemistry: Molecular orbitals at Montpellier in 1950 Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry. 18: 572-577
Berson JA. (2002) What is a discovery? Carbon skeletal rearrangements as counter-examples to the rule of minimal structural change. Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English). 41: 4655-60
Berson JA. (2000) Kekulé Escapes, Popper Notwithstanding I thank R. Hoffmann, J. M. McBride, and J. S. Siegel for helpful suggestions. Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English). 39: 3045-3047
Berson JA. (1998) On the origin of long-lived spin isomerism in π-conjugated non-Kekulé molecules Journal of Molecular Structure: Theochem. 424: 21-27
Lu HSM, Berson JA. (1997) Catenation of heterocyclic non-Kekule biradicals to tetraradical prototypes of conductive or magnetic polymers Journal of the American Chemical Society. 119: 1428-1438
Bush LC, Maksimovic L, Feng XW, et al. (1997) Triplet species from dihydroipyrrolo[3,4-d]pyridazines, the diazene precursors of N-arenesulfonyl-3,4-dimethylenepyrroles Journal of the American Chemical Society. 119: 1416-1427
Bush LC, Heath RB, Feng XW, et al. (1997) Tuning the singlet-triplet energy gap in a non-Kekule series by designed structural variation. The singlet states of N-substituted-3,4-dimethylenepyrrole biradicals Journal of the American Chemical Society. 119: 1406-1415
Berson JA. (1997) Erich Hückel, pioneer of organic quantum chemistry: Reflections on theory and experiment Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 35: 2751-2764
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