Malcolm H. Chisholm
Malcolm H. Chisholm
Chisholm in October 2009
Malcolm Harold Chisholm
15 October 1945
|Died||20 November 2015 (aged 70)|
|Education||Queen Mary College|
|Known for||Organometallic complexes with metal-metal bonds|
|Doctoral advisor||Donald Charlton Bradley|
|Other academic advisors||Howard Charles Clark|
Malcolm Harold Chisholm inorganic chemist, a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at Ohio State University who contributed to the synthesis and structural chemistry of transition metal complexes.(15 October 1945 – 20 November 2015) was a Mumbai-born Scottish
Early life and education
Malcolm Harold Chisholm was born to Scottish parents on 15 October 1945 in Bombay, British India. Six months after his birth, Chisholm moved with his parents back to family's home of Inverness, Scotland. At the age of 3, his family moved again to southern England where he obtained his early education. He later went to Queen Mary College and received a BSc in 1966 and a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry in 1969 while working under the direction of Donald C. Bradley.
He held faculty positions at Princeton University, Indiana University, and Ohio State University. He achieved recognition for developing the chemistry of alkoxy- and amido-supported complexes of dimolybdenum and ditungsten, illustrated by Mo2(NMe2)6.
Chisholm received several awards and honors, among them:
- Ludwig Mond Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2001)
- American Chemical Society Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry (1999)
- Davy Medal of the Royal Society (1999)
- Centenary Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry (1994)
- American Chemical Society Award in Inorganic Chemistry (1989)
He was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society in 1990, a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2005, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2005 and a member of the Leopoldina in 2004.
- "In Memoriam: Chemistry Professor Malcolm H. Chisholm". Ohio State University. 23 November 2015.
- Davis, Tinsley H. (26 June 2007). "Profile of Malcolm H. Chisholm". PNAS. 104 (26): 10759–10761. doi:10.1073/pnas.0701259104. PMC 1904150. PMID 17581880.
- Puddephatt, Richard J. (7 December 2016). "Malcolm Harold Chisholm. 15 October 1945 – 20 November 2015". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 63: 117–136. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2016.0025.
- Murillo, Carlos A. "Malcolm H. Chisholm (1945–2015) passed away on 20 November 2015". Inorganica Chimica Acta.
- Chisholm, Malcolm H.; Cotton, F. Albert; Frenz, B. A.; Reichert, W. W.; Shive, L. W.; Stults, B. Ray (1976). "The molybdenum-molybdenum triple bond. 1. Hexakis(dimethylamido)dimolybdenum and Some Homologs: Preparation, Structure, and Properties". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 98 (15): 4469–4476. doi:10.1021/ja00431a024.
- "Fellows Directory: Malcolm Chisholm". The Royal Society.
- "Professor Malcolm Harold Chisholm FRS CorrFRSE". The Royal Society of Edinburgh.
- "Neugewählte Mitglieder 2004" [newly elected members 2004] (PDF). Leopoldina: Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher (in German). 2005. p. 18.