In 1953, Tetsuo Nozoe – eminent organic chemist and pioneer in nonbenzenoid and other novel aromatic compounds – went on a four-month tour of 120 chemistry laboratories in Europe and the United States. Along the way he asked the chemists he met to sign his autograph book. Over the next 40 years, this book became a series of nine volumes, containing thousands and thousands of signatures, chemical structures, drawings, humorous statements, and poetry.
Simplified Overview of Tetsuo Nozoe’s Travels
Examples: 1st And 163rd Page
Do You Recognize These Autographs?
Help us identify the people and places Nozoe visited at the Nozoe Wiki page: www.tcr.wiley-vch.de/nozoe
The entire collection will appear in 15 installments in consecutive issues of The Chemical Record. Three out of the 15 segments in the series have now been published:
- Nozoe Wiki page: www.tcr.wiley-vch.de/nozoe
- The Nozoe Autograph Books: Segment 1,
Chem. Rec. 2012, 12(5).
- The Nozoe Autograph Books: Segment 2,
Chem. Rec. 2012, 12(6).
- The Nozoe Autograph Books: Segment 3,
Chem. Rec. 2013, 13(1).
The entire autograph books as well as the accompanying essays will be open acess for at least three years.
Find out who Tetsuo Nozoe met in Hawaii:
- Having Fun with The Nozoe Autograph Books. A Bit of Exploration and an Unexpected Learning Experience,
Jeffrey I. Seeman,
Chem. Rec. 2013, 13(1), 146–160.
Also of Interest
- Bonding Beyond Borders: The Nozoe Autograph Books,
Jeffrey I. Seeman, Brian Johnson,
ChemistryViews Magazine 2012, October.
The first was on July 19, 1953; the last on October 16, 1994. 15,065 days. That was the lifespan of Tetsuo Nozoe’s autograph book
- Tetsuo Nozoe: Organic Chemist and Autograph Collector,
Tetsuo Nozoe was a pioneer in the area of nonbenzoid aromatic chemistry and is the answer to Guess the Chemist (10)