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Dr. Jeffrey I. Seeman
Dr. Jeffrey I. Seeman
Visiting Research Scholar

Dr. Seeman's professional activities include research in the history and sociology of science including responsible conduct of research. He also produces and directs videos for educational and historical purposes.

Selected Publications

"The Woodward-Doering/Rabe- Kindler Total Synthesis of Quinine: Setting the Record Straight," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2007, 46, 1378-1413.

"Students Inspiring Students. An On-line Tool for Science Fair Participants," The Science Teacher, 2011, 78. 39-43 [with T. Lawrence].

"Gilbert Stork: In his Own Words and in the Musings of his Friends," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2012, 51, 3012-3023.

"Bonding Beyond Borders. The Nozoe Autograph Books and Other Collections," The Chemical Record, 2012, 12, 517-531.

"Carl Djerassi’s Search For Home. At 90, Highly Celebrated Chemist and Author Has a Burning Quest to Belong," Chemical & Engineering News, 2013, 91 (October 21), Front Cover, 10-11, 13-14.

"R. B. Woodward, A Great Physical Organic Chemist," J. Phys. Org. Chem., 2014, 27, 708-721 (and front cover of this issue).

"Ernest L. Eliel, 1921 – 2008, Biographical Memoirs for the National Academy of Sciences," 2014, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C.; pp. 1-13, pdfs/eliel-ernest.pdf.

"Conflict Resolution and Authorship Issues in the U.S. Chemical Academic Community" [with Mark C. House], Accountability in Research, 2015, 22, 346-383.

"Woodward-Hoffmann’s Stereochemistry of Electrocyclic Reactions: From Day 1 to the JACS Receipt Date" (May 5, 1964 to November 30, 1964), J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80, 11632-11671.

"John D. Roberts: In His Own Words and Those of His Friends," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 201554, 15901-15913.

"Wrong But Seminal," Nature Chemistry, 2016, 8, 193-200 [with S. Cantrill].

"Woodward’s Words: Elegant and Commanding," Angew. Chemie. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 12809-12912.

"R. B. Woodward: A Larger Than Life Chemistry Rock Star," Angew. Chemie. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 10228-10245.

"Moving Beyond Insularity in the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Chemistry," Found. Chem., 2017, 19, in press ( 9290-7).

"Total Synthesis and the Nobel Prize. Second Nobel Prizes for R. B. Woodward and E. J. Corey," Nature Chem. 2017, in press.

B.S., Stevens Institute of Technology
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
Contact Information
C-306 Gottwald Center for the Sciences
(804) 484-1629
Areas of Expertise
History and sociology of science