Cram, Donald James


1919– American physical organic chemist who is a pioneer in the study of mechanisms of molecular recognition.

Keywords: carbanion; phenonium; complex; supramolecular; guest‐host

Further Reading

Cram DJ (1988) The design of molecular hosts, guests, and their complexes. Science 240: 760–767.

Cram DJ (1990) From Design to Discovery. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society.

Cram DJ and Cram JM (1994) Container Molecules and their Guests. Cambridge, UK: The Royal Society of Chemistry.

James LK (ed.) (1993) Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 1901–1992. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society and Chemical Heritage Foundation.

Lewin R (1987) Chemistry in the image of biology. Science 238: 611–612.

McMurray EJ (ed.) (1995) Notable Twentieth Century Scientists. New York: Gale Research.

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Watson, Katherine D(Apr 2001) Cram, Donald James. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002758]