Geoffrey Wilkinson

Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson (* 14. July 1921 in Springside, Yorkshire, Great Britain; † 26. November 1996 in London) was a British chemist.

He suggested a “sand yielding structure to 1951 for the Ferrocen, developed from it the concept of the Sandwichverbindungen and received for this1973 together with Ernst Otto Fischer the Nobelpreis for chemistry. With the Sandwichverbindungen it acts around connections of metals with aromatics, with which the metal atom is enclosed by the circular aromatics sand yield-like.


Wilkinson developed also the Wilkinson catalyst. Since 1976 Geoffrey Wilkinson carriesthe English title of nobility Sir.


F.A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson: „Advanced Inorganic Chemistry “, J. Wiley


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