Victor Gold (chemist)
Gold was born in Vienna, the son of lawyer Oscar Gold and his first wife, the former Emmy Kopperl. He was raised primarily by his mother. He was educated at King's College London and University College London. He became a Professor at King's College London in 1964 and Head of the chemisty department in 1971.
Gold's specialty was physical organic chemistry. His research focused on the kinetics of organic chemical reactions. He established the Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry publication series in 1963 and edited it for many years.
He initiated the development of the IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology, which is published with a gold-colored cover and is known as the "Gold Book" in recognition of his work as its first author and compiler.
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- Colin Archibald Russell and Gerrylynn K. Roberts (2005) Chemical history: reviews of the recent literature, Royal Society of Chemistry, ISBN 0-85404-464-7, ISBN 978-0-85404-464-1
- Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry, Google Books website
- IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
- From the Editor, Chemistry International, Vol. 28 No. 6, November–December 2006
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