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March 1st, 2007

Fred Basolo Dies At 87

Basolo's research at Northwestern included synthesis and reaction mechanisms of transition-metal Werner complexes and some seminal work in organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry. In addition, "he stimulated young chemists to expand into emerging areas such as biomedical chemistry and nanotechnology," says Thomas O'Halloran, a colleague at Northwestern. Basolo also made strides "both locally through his warm mentorship and globally through his leadership in the international science community," O'Halloran adds.


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