John Isaiah Brauman

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John Isaiah Brauman
Born (1937-09-07) September 7, 1937 (age 77)
Nationality United States
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of California
Notable awards ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award
ACS Award in pure chemistry (1973)
ACS James Flack Norris Award in Physical Organic Chemistry
Harrison Howe Award
Linus Pauling Award (2002)
National Medal of Science (2002)
Willard Gibbs Award

John Isaiah Brauman (born 1937) is an American chemist.


John Brauman was born in Pittsburgh on September 7, 1937.[1] He obtained a bachelor's degree in 1959 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley in 1963.[2] In 1973 he won the ACS Award in pure chemistry. In 1976 he won the Harrison Howe Award, and awards from American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, and Dean's Award for distinguished teaching. From 1978-1979 he was a Guggenheim fellow. In 1986 he won the ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award and R.C. Fuson Award. In 1991 he became an honorary fellow of California Academy of Sciences and in 2001 was awarded the National Academy of Sciences Award in chemical sciences.[2] In 2002 was awarded the National Medal of Science[3] and the Linus Pauling Award. In 2003 he was awarded the Willard Gibbs Award.[2] On October 29, 2003 George W. Bush named John Brauman the J.G. Jackson and C.J. Wood Professor of Chemistry.[1]


As of 1993, he have 9 works in print:[2]

  • E.A. Brinkman, S. Berger; J. Marks, J.I. Brauman (1993). "Molecular Rotation and the Observation of Dipole-Bound States of Anions" 99. J. Chem. Phys. pp. 7586–7594. 
  • S.L. Craig and J.I. Brauman (1997). "Perturbed Equilibria and Statistical Energy Redistribution in a Gas Phase SN2 Reaction" 276. Science. pp. 1536–1538. 
  • B.C. Römer and J.I. Brauman (1997). "Electron Photodetachment Spectroscopy of (E)- and (Z)-Propionaldehyde Enolate Anions. Electron Affinities of the Stereoisomers of Propionaldehyde Enolate Radicals" 119. J. Am. Chem. Soc. pp. 2054–2055. 
  • M.L. Chabinyc, S.L. Craig; C.K. Regan, J.I. Brauman (1998). "Gas-Phase Ionic Reactions: Dynamics and Mechanism of Nucleophilic Displacements" 279. Science. pp. 1882–1886. 
  • M.L. Chabinyc and J.I. Brauman (1998). "Acidity, Basicity, and the Stability of Hydrogen Bonds: Complexes of RO- + HCF3" 120. J. Am. Chem. Soc. pp. 10863–10870. 
  • S.L. Craig, M. Zhong, and J.I. Brauman (1999). "Translational Energy Dependence and Potential Energy Surfaces of Gas Phase SN2 and Addition-Elimination Reactions" 121. J. Am. Chem. Soc. pp. 11790–11797. 
  • S.L. Craig and J.I. Brauman (1999). "Intramolecular Microsolvation of SN2 Transition States" 121. J. Am. Chem. Soc. pp. 6690–6699. 
  • M.L. Chabinyc and J.I. Brauman (2000). "Hydrogen Bonded Complexes of Methanol and Acetylides. Structure and Energy Correlations" 122. J. Am. Chem. Soc.,. pp. 5371–5378. 
  • G.A. Janaway and J.I. Brauman (2000). "Direct Observation of Spin Forbidden Proton Transfer Reactions: 3NO- + HA ->1HNO + A" 104. J. Phys. Chem. A. pp. 1795–1798. 


  1. ^ a b "John Brauman wins 2002 National Medal of Science". Stanford Report. October 29, 2003. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Biography". Stanford University. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ "National Medal of Science Recipient Details". National Science Foundation. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 

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