Hans Bock (chemist)
28 October 1928|
|Died||21 January 2008
Königstein im Taunus, Germany
|Institutions||University of Frankfurt|
|Alma mater||University of Munich|
|Doctoral advisor||Egon Wiberg|
|Known for||super silyl group|
Hans Bock studied chemistry at the University of Munich, where he received his PhD in 1958 for his work on water-free hydrazine in the group of Egon Wiberg. In 1964 he received his post doctoral lecture qualification after work on phosphorus containing diacenes in the same research group. Subsequently, he had a three-year visit in the group of Edgar Heilbronner at ETH Zurich/Switzerland, where he worked on applications of the HMO-model, leading to the textbook: The HMO model and its application.
He is the author and co-author of more than 500 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He focussed on preparation of element-organic compounds and their characterisation by appropriate physical measurement methods. Main focus was set on development and application of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) for detection and characterisation of transient molecules.
He proposed the use of the super silyl group in 1993.
- The HMO model and its application by Edgar Heilbronner and Hans Bock, translated by W.Martin and A.J.Rackstraw
He was external member of Max-Planck-Gesellschaft and became adjunct professor at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and TU München. He received two honorary doctorates by universities of Hamburg and Montpellier/France.