University Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (7): 202-206.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201910002

Special Issue: 有机化学课程与实验教学

• Chemistry History • Previous Articles    

The Father of Modern Solid-State Organic Chemistry: Gerhard M. J. Schmidt

Hanxin Song, Yaofeng Yuan()   

  • Received:2019-10-07 Accepted:2019-10-29 Published:2019-11-14
  • Contact: Yaofeng Yuan


This paper mainly introduces Professor Gerhard M. J. Schmidt's life, representative scientific research work and its significance, influence and application, which shows his excellent quality, scholarly research spirit, outstanding achievements and influence. Schmidt was intelligent and early on showed a unique talent for chemistry. His experience of pursuing science was tough, which made him obtain many excellent qualities. He was fascinated by science and worked hard so as to make outstanding achievements in various fields of science, and solid-state organic chemistry is the most representative field. In addition of scientific research, he also held many administrative positions and made many contributions to the scientific development of Weizmann Institute, Israel and the world.

Key words: Gerhard M. J. Schmidt, Solid-state organic chemistry, Topochemistry


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