James Cullen Martin
|James Cullen Martin|
JC Martin in Tokyo, Japan,
December 19, 1991
January 14, 1928|
Dover, Tennessee, United States
|Died||April 20, 1999
Tampa, Florida, United States
|Institutions||University of Illinois 1956–1985
Vanderbilt University 1985–1992
|Alma mater||Vanderbilt University, MS 1952
Harvard University PhD 1956
|Doctoral advisor||Paul Doughty Bartlett|
|Known for||Dess–Martin periodinane|
|Notable awards||Alexander von Humboldt Prize|
James Cullen Martin (January 14, 1928 – April 20, 1999) was an American chemist. He specialized in organic chemistry and main group element chemistry with an emphasis on physical organic chemistry. Professor Martin is best known for his work on bonding of main group elements. He is responsible for the hexafluorocumyl alcohol derived "Martin" bidentate ligand and a tridentate analog. With his doctoral student Daniel Benjamin Dess he invented the Dess–Martin periodinane that is used for selective oxidation of alcohols. He is also known for the creation of the Martin sulfurane. His later work included studies of the hexaiodobenzene dication that shows σ-delocalization ("aromaticity") between the iodine atoms.
- ACS Organic Division Archive. – Retrieved 2010-12-28.
- Akiba, K.-y. (2006). "Memoirs of Professor James Cullen Martin". Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements. 181 (5): 1201–1215. doi:10.1080/10426500500326321.
- William E. McEwen (1999). "JAMES CULLEN MARTIN: THE RE-FOUNDER AND THE LEADER OF THE CHEMISTRY OF ORGANIC HYPERVALENT COMPOUNDS (NONMETALS)". Heteroatom Chemistry. 10 (5): 349–350. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1098-1071(1999)10:5<349::AID-HC1>3.0.CO;2-G.
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