Jim J. Turner

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University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom 
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Jim Turner – Born in Darwen, Lancashire UK, and read chemistry at King's College, Cambridge. He obtained his PhD on "High Resolution NMR Spectroscopy" under the supervision of Norman Sheppard FRS. After a year studying theoretical chemistry with Christopher Longuet-Higgins FRS, he spent 2 years on a Harkness Fellowship, working with George Pimentel in Berkeley where he acquired his interest in Matrix Isolation. In 1964 he returned to Cambridge as Fellow of King's College and Demonstrator/Lecturer in Chemistry. In 1972, he was appointed to the Chair of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, where George Porter visited his lab. He moved to the Chair of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Nottingham in 1979 where he currently (2006) continues to work as Emeritus Professor. As will be clear from this chapter, his principal research interests have centred on organometallic photochemistry and the structure and reactivity of reaction intermediates. He has the Tilden and Liversidge Medals of the Royal Society of Chemistry and was elected to the Royal Society in 1992.

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J Steve Ogden grad student 1967 Cambridge
Peter M. A. Sherwood grad student 1970 Cambridge (Physics Tree)
Jeremy K. Burdett grad student 1972 Cambridge
Martyn Poliakoff grad student 1969-1973 Cambridge
Robin N. Perutz grad student 1971-1974 Cambridge
John A. Timney grad student 1976-1979 Newcastle University
Charles M. Gordon grad student 1991 Nottingham
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Poliakoff M, Turner JJ. (2001) The Structure of Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English). 40: 2809-2812
Baird MS, Dunkin IR, Hacker N, et al. (1981) Cyclopentadienylidene. A matrix isolation study exploiting photolysis with unpolarized and plane-polarized light. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 103: 5190-5
Cotton FA, Edwards WT, Rauch FC, et al. (1973) An approach to direct evaluation of PI bonding in metal carbonyls Journal of Coordination Chemistry. 2: 247-250
Burdett JK, Turner JJ. (1971) Binary transition metal nitrogen compounds; Infrared evidence for Ni(N 2)x Journal of the Chemical Society D: Chemical Communications. 885-886
Ogden JS, Turner JJ. (1966) A simple glass apparatus for N.M.R. spectroscopy at low temperatures. Chemistry & Industry. 30: 1295-7
Spratley RD, Turner JJ, Pimentel GC. (1966) Dioxygen Monofluoride: Infrared Spectrum, Vibrational Potential Function, and Bonding The Journal of Chemical Physics. 44: 2063-2068
Turner JJ, Pimentel GC. (1963) Krypton Fluoride: Preparation by the Matrix Isolation Technique. Science (New York, N.Y.). 140: 974-5
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