Eliel, Ernest Ludwig

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ELIEL, ERNEST LUDWIG (1921– ), U.S. organic chemist. Eliel was born in Germany and received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1948. He was at the University of Notre Dame in 1948–72 (professor from 1960) and W.R. Kenan, Jr. Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hillin 1972–93. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S., and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He wrote Stereochemistry of Carbon Compounds (1962) and was co-author of Conformational Analysis (1965), Elements of Stereochemistry (1969), Stereochemistry of Organic Compounds (1994), and Basic Organic Stereochemistry (2001). He published over 300 original publications and reviews in stereochemistry, conformational analysis, synthetic methodology, physical organic chemistry, and nmr. He received the Priestley Medal (Am. Chem. Soc.) in 1996 and many other awards and was president of the American Chemical Society, 1992.

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