William N. Lipscomb, PhD

University of Minnesota, Harvard 
Theoretical chemistry, chemical structure
"William Lipscomb"

(1919 - 2011)
Lipscomb, William Nunn Part 1. Electron diffraction investigations of vanadium tetrachloride, dimethylketene dimer, tetrachloroethylene, and trichloroethylene. Part 2. The crystal structure of methylammonium chloride. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology (1946).
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1976 was awarded to William Lipscomb "for his studies on the structure of boranes illuminating problems of chemical bonding".

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Linus Carl Pauling grad student 1946 Caltech (Chemistry Tree)
 (Part 1, Electron diffraction investigations of vanadium tetrachloride, dimethylketene dimer, tetrachloroethylene, and trichloroethylene; Part 2, The crystal structure of methylammonium chloride)
Verner F. Schomaker grad student 1946 Caltech (Chemistry Tree)


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Edward A. Laws grad student Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
Gil Shoham grad student Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
William Henry Eberhardt grad student 1945 Caltech (Chemistry Tree)
Christer E. Nordman grad student 1953 UMN (Chemistry Tree)
Oleg Jardetzky grad student 1956 UMN (Chemistry Tree)
Richard E. Dickerson grad student 1957 UMN (Chemistry Tree)
Robert A. Jacobson grad student 1959 UMN (Chemistry Tree)
C. William Kern grad student 1961 UMN (Chemistry Tree)
Russell N. Grimes grad student 1962 University of Minnesota, Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
Roald Hoffmann grad student 1962 Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
Lawrence L. Lohr grad student 1963 Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
Russel M. Pitzer grad student 1963 Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
J. Zanos Gougoutas grad student 1964 Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
John Henry Enemark grad student 1966 Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
Thomas A. Steitz grad student 1966 Harvard
William England Palke grad student 1967 Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
Joseph A. Potenza grad student 1967 Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
Donald H. Voet grad student 1967 Harvard
Herbert Beall grad student 1963-1967 Harvard
Roger A. Hegstrom grad student 1968 Harvard (Physics Tree)
Eugene Switkes grad student 1970 Harvard (Neurotree)
Irving R. Epstein grad student 1971 Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
Don C. Wiley grad student 1972 Harvard
Stephen George Warren grad student 1973 Harvard (Geotree)
John H Hall grad student 1970-1974 Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
David A. Dixon grad student 1976 Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
Evan R. Kantrowitz grad student 1976 Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
Irene M. Pepperberg grad student 1976 Harvard (Neurotree)
Stephen I. Scheiner grad student 1976 Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
Douglas C. Rees grad student 1980 Harvard
Kurt  L. Krause grad student 1980-1986 University of Minnesota, Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
David W. Christianson grad student 1987 Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
John F. Stanton grad student 1984-1988 Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
J. Eric Gouaux grad student 1989 Harvard (Neurotree)
Peter R. David grad student 1984-1990 Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
Yuh Min Chook grad student 1994 Harvard (Cell Biology Tree)
Florante A. Quiocho post-doc Harvard
Michael G. Rossmann post-doc 1956-1958 UMN
Martha L. Ludwig post-doc 1967 Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
Robert Bau post-doc 1968-1969 Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
Evan R. Kantrowitz post-doc 1976-1977 Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
Joseph Vincent Ortiz post-doc 1982 Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
David H. Magers post-doc 1988-1989 Harvard (Chemistry Tree)
Stephen K. Burley post-doc 1987-1990 Harvard (Physics Tree)
Raymond C. Stevens post-doc 1989-1991 Harvard (Chemistry Tree)


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Lipscomb WN, Kantrowitz ER. (2012) Structure and mechanisms of Escherichia coli aspartate transcarbamoylase. Accounts of Chemical Research. 45: 444-53
Halgren TA, Lipscomb WN. (2010) Approximations to self-consistent field molecular wavefunctions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 69: 652-6
Kaim W, Hosmane NS, Zális S, et al. (2009) Boron atoms as spin carriers in two- and three-dimensional systems. Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English). 48: 5082-91
Kleier DA, Lipscomb WN. (2009) Molecular orbital study of polypeptides. Conformational and electronic structure of polyglycine International Journal of Quantum Chemistry. 12: 73-86
Kleier DA, Scheiner S, Lipscomb WN. (2009) Comments on orbital steering International Journal of Quantum Chemistry. 10: 161-169
Kaim W, Hosmane N, Záliš S, et al. (2009) Boratome als Spinträger in zwei- und dreidimensionalen Systemen Angewandte Chemie. 121: 5184-5193
Erion MD, Dang Q, Reddy MR, et al. (2007) Structure-guided design of AMP mimics that inhibit fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase with high affinity and specificity. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 129: 15480-90
Li H, Min D, Shore SG, et al. (2007) Nature of "hydrogen bond" in the diborane-benzene complex: covalent, electrostatic, or dispersive? Inorganic Chemistry. 46: 3956-9
Huang J, Lipscomb WN. (2006) T-state active site of aspartate transcarbamylase: crystal structure of the carbamyl phosphate and L-alanosine ligated enzyme. Biochemistry. 45: 346-52
Kong Y, Ma J, Karplus M, et al. (2006) The allosteric mechanism of yeast chorismate mutase: a dynamic analysis. Journal of Molecular Biology. 356: 237-47
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