Donohue, Jerry, 1920-

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Jerry Donohue attended Dartmouth College receiving his A.B. in 1941 and his M.A. in 1943. He studied under Linus Pauling at California Institute of Technology and took his Ph. D. in 1947. His academic career included both research and tenured teaching positions with, Cal Tech, 1947-1952; University of Southern California, 1953-1966; and the University of Pennsylvania, 1966-1985.

Donohue's contributions to the field of Chemistry were international in scope. As a Guggenheim Fellow in 1952 he assisted Francis Crick and John D. Watson with building a DNA model. He actively researched hydrogen-bonded compounds and sulphur compounds. He specialized in crystal structures and analysis, specifically of molecules relating to biology and hydrogen bonding. His work in elemental structures led to the publication of his book, The Structures of the Elements in 1974. He continued to have an impact on research in the field of Chemistry throughout his life. Donohue died in Philadelphia on February 13, 1985.

From the description of Papers, 1941-1985. (University of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 145429638

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referencedIn Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers, 1910-1994 (bulk 1922-1991) Oregon State University SpecialCollections & Archives Research Center, The ValleyLibrary
creatorOf Donohue, Jerry, 1920-. Papers, 1941-1985. University of Pennsylvania, Archives & Records Center
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Horace Freeland Judson Collection, 1968-1978 American Philosophical Society
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associatedWith Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992. person
associatedWith Boggs, Rita. person
associatedWith Dobler, Max. person
associatedWith Dunitz, Jack D. person
associatedWith Einspahr, Howard Martin, 1943- person
associatedWith Ginsburg, David, 1920- person
associatedWith Hammond, Walter C. person
associatedWith Heilbronner, Edgar, 1921-2006. person
associatedWith Hwang, Karl J. person
associatedWith Judson, Horace Freeland, 1931- person
associatedWith Kendrew, John C. (John Cowdery), 1917- person
associatedWith Mandel, Niel, 1947- person
associatedWith Marsh, Richard Edward, 1922- person
associatedWith Meyer, Beat. person
associatedWith Mislow, Kurt Martin, 1923- person
associatedWith Pauling, Ava Helen person
associatedWith Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994. person
associatedWith Pauling, Linus Carl, 1901- person
associatedWith Perutz, Max F. person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith Root-Bernstein, Robert Scott. person
associatedWith Voet, Donald. person
associatedWith Warren, S. Reid (Samuel Reid), 1908- person
associatedWith Watson, James D., 1928- person
associatedWith Wilson, A. J. C. (Arthur James Cochran), 1914- person
associatedWith Woodward, R. B. (Robert Burns), 1917-1979. person
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Chemistry, Physical and theoretical
Hydrogen bonding


Birth 1920-06-12

Death 1985-02-13



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