Lecture by Professor Jerome A. Berson, Yale University, titled “Some Strained Compounds and Their Biradicals”. We thank Dr. Mark Mazur and and Professor J. Michael McBride for providing these videos to the organic chemistry community. Recorded November 1982
Historic Chemistry Videos
The Division of Organic Chemistry, in collaboration with various organizations and individuals around the world, provides a repository for historic chemistry videos. Many of these videos have been found in old video tape archives and digitized so we can preserve them for current and future chemists to view. Please keep in mind that we have done our best to improve the video and audio quality of these videos!
If you have a video that you think we should include in our video archive, please contact us.
R. B. Woodward as a Teacher and a Scholar
In 1981, organic chemistry luminaries held forth in a one-of-a-kind symposium to honor the legacy of Robert B. Woodward, who passed away in 1979. Among the 28 scientists who partook in that symposium was Jerome Berson, Professor of Chemistry at Yale University, along with Harry Wassemon, Ernest Wenkert, Daniel Kemp, and James Hendrickson.
We thank Dr. Mark Mazur and and Professor J. Michael McBride for providing these videos to the organic chemistry community. Recorded: August 26, 1981
SIU Connections Kekulé Riddle
Chemistry professor John H. Wotiz of Southern Illinois University discusses his accusations against German chemist Friedrich August Kekulé of scientific fraud for making up the dream that gave him the idea for solving the structure of benzene and for failing to properly credit the work of previous researchers in the field.
R B Woodward Speaking on Cephalosporin C
Recorded at the Technion in Haifa some time in late 1965 or more probably in 1966. One of the first video taped chemistry lectures so you may need to turn up your audio. This is also excellent example of Woodward’s mastery of “boardwork”
The Video is part of the Imperial College London’s chemistry video clip archive
Richard Heck Lecture Queens University
Recording of Nobel Laureate (2010) and Professor Emeritus Richard F. Heck Presenting at Queen’s University Canada in September of 2006. We did as much enhancement as we could on the audio, so you might need to turn up the audio on your computer to hear his lecture. Special thanks to Prof. Victor Snieckus for his generous donation of this video to the Division of Organic Chemistry. Recorded September 2006