Robert G. Bergman

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American chemist

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Robert Bergman is the Gerald E. K. Branch Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Carleton College and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He completed his post-doctoral research at Columbia University.

Bergman’s work in organic chemistry has yielded important insights into the thermal cyclization of cis-1, 5-hexadiyne-3-ene to 4, 4-dehydrobenzene diradicals – a process which is now known as Bergman cyclization. He has also studied the synthesis of organometallic compounds and their reactions to transition metals such as metal-oxygen and metal-nitrogen.

Bergman’s work began gaining attention and recognition before he even graduated, receiving a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award. He has received a number of awards for his work, including the American Chemical Society’s Award in Organometallic Chemistry, the Arthur C. Cope Award, a National Institutes of Health Merit Award, the James Flack Norris Award in Physical Organic Chemistry and a Wolf Prize in Chemistry.

He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the California Academy of Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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According to Wikipedia, Robert George Bergman is an American chemist. He is Professor of the Graduate School and Gerald E. K. Branch Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. Early life and education Born in Chicago, Robert Bergman was the son of Joseph J. and Stella Bergman, née Horowitz. In 1963 he graduated from Carleton College with a degree in chemistry. Under the supervision of Jerome A. Berson, he received a PhD in 1966 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 1966 to 1967 he was a NATO postdoctoral fellow at Ronald Breslow's laboratory at Columbia University, New York City.

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