Wilkinson, Geoffrey


1921–1996 British chemist noted for his work on organometallic ‘sandwich’ compounds.

Keywords: inorganic chemistry; organometallic compounds; nobel prize winners

Further Reading

Wilkinson G (1975) The iron sandwich: a recollection of the first four months. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 100: 273–278.

Wilkinson G and Cotton FA (1962–1999) Advanced Inorganic Chemistry: A Comprehensive Textbook. New York: John Wiley.

Bonnesen P (1993) Geoffrey Wilkinson. In: Laylin J (ed.) Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, 1901–1992. Washington DC: American Chemical Society.

Tucker A (1996) Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson: formula for a metal sandwich. The Guardian, 2 October, 16.

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Kneeland, Timothy W(May 2001) Wilkinson, Geoffrey. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002955]