Jack David Dunitz

 

Professor Emeritus

Location:

HCI H-333

Phone:

+41-44-632 2892

e-mail:

 

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Jack D. Dunitz

Education

1940-1946:

Glasgow University, B.Sc., Ph.D.

1946-1954:

Postdoc study at Oxford University and Caltech

Positions held

1954-1955:

Visiting scientist, NIH, Bethesda, Md., USA

1956-1957:

Senior Research Fellow, Royal Institution, London, England

1957-1990:

Professor of Chemical Crystallography, ETH-Zurich

1990-1992:

Unattached at ETH-Zurich

1992-present:

unpaid Postdoc with Prof. F. Diederich at ETH Zurich

Interest

The nature of intermolecular interactions.

Publications

About 360; some recent ones are listed;

J. D. Dunitz, ChemBioChem 2004, 5, 614-621. Organic Fluorine: Odd Man Out.

J. D. Dunitz, A. Gavezzotti, W. B. Schweizer, Helv. Chim. Acta 2003, 86, 4073-4092. Molecular Shape and Intermolecular Liaison: Hydrocarbons and Fluorocarbons.

J. D. Dunitz, Chem. Commun. 2003, 545-548. Are Crystal structures predictable?.

J. D. Dunitz, A. Gavezzotti, Helv. Chim. Acta 2002, 85, 3949-3964. Electrostatic Energies in the 1,4-Dichlorobenzene Polymorph Crystals: the Role of Charge Density Overlap Effects in Crystal Packing Analysis.

J. D. Dunitz, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2001, 40, 4167-4173. Pauling’s Left-Handed α-Helix.