Presentation on theme: "135th POMs - Waterloo - 2007 Ossie Tee Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Concordia University Montréal, Québec Keith Yates: The Godfather."— Presentation transcript:
135th POMs - Waterloo - 2007 Ossie Tee Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Concordia University Montréal, Québec Keith Yates: The Godfather
235th POMs - Waterloo - 2007 Early Years Born in Preston, Lancashire, UK (1928). While he was in the Royal Navy (1946-48) … Grew up in Blackpool. Went to Arnold School, Lytham Rd... his parents moved to Vancouver !
335th POMs - Waterloo - 2007 VancouverVancouver 1948-53, he worked for Coca-cola (!) & an “electrical company”. B.A. (1956) Won the Governor-general’s Gold Medal Gold Medal winner ! For top undergrad marks. 5 Scholarships and 2 prizes in 3 years. In 1953, m. June Charter, a teacher. She helped put him through UBC.
435th POMs - Waterloo - 2007 U.B.C. U.B.C. M.Sc. (1957) with Guy Dutton Ph.D. (1959) with Ross Stewart Protonation of Carbonyl cpds Two JACS papers + 1 CJC paper
535th POMs - Waterloo - 2007 Oxford 1959-61, Post-doc with R.P. Bell, F.R.S. - Halogenation of ketones - diffusion-controlled attack on the enol, leading to D.Phil. (Oxon) & 3 papers in J. Chem. Soc. In 1961, moved to Toronto as Assistant Prof. Ronnie Bell, MA, FRS - a ladies man ? Lash Miller Labs, U of T, ~1965
635th POMs - Waterloo - 2007 U of Toronto Assistant prof., 1961 Associate prof. 196? Full Professor, 1968 Left wing - R.A. McCl Bob McDonald Me
735th POMs - Waterloo - 2007 CoworkersCoworkers Apologies to anyone I may have missed.
835th POMs - Waterloo - 2007 Topics Protonation of various carbonyl cpds, … Spectra of carbonyl compounds … Acidity functions, XS-acidity methods, … Hydrolysis of various esters, amides, … Bromination of alkenes, alkynes, … Hydration of alkenes, … Solvolysis of vinyl derivatives … Theoretical calculations: Empirical, semi- empirical, non-empirical (ab initio), PLM, … Photochemistry: photohydration, photoredox of … Dipole moments of excited states … resulting in >158 papers.
935th POMs - Waterloo - 2007 A, B, C Excessive use of Acidity functions, etc. Julie Altmann Mary Boyd Robin Cox Theoretical, PLM Photochemistry
1035th POMs - Waterloo - 2007 H,K,L,M,P Frank Haley - photochemistry of oximes, etc. Alan Hopkinson - Ab initio Calculations > Peter Kalanderpoulos - Photohydrations Edwin Leung - Chlorination of styrenes Paul Mezey - Ab initio Calculations > George Mandrapilias - Solvoysis of … Jim Pincock - Bromination of alkynes, … >
1135th POMs - Waterloo - 2007 3M Company Bob McDonald John McEwen
1235th POMs - Waterloo - 2007 BS, SS, CS, LS, OST Brian Scott - Spectra of C=O cpds Stan Shapiro - Acidity functions Clint Smith - Amide hydrolysis Linda Sweeting - Protonation of amides in sulfuric acid Ossie Tee - Calculations, Principle of Least Motion
1335th POMs - Waterloo - 2007 WWW Henry Wai - Acidity functions in aqueous HClO 4 Peter Wan - Photohydration, photoredox reactions,.. > Graeme Welch - Acidity functions in aqueous DMSO
1435th POMs - Waterloo - 2007 ProfessorsProfessors Steve Anderson Mary Boyd Robin Cox Alan Hopkinson Paul Mezey Bob McClelland Bob McDonald Jacques Périé Jim Pincock Linda Sweeting O.S. Tee Peter Wan
1635th POMs - Waterloo - 2007 Jobs & Awards Assistant prof. 1961 Associate prof. 196? Full Professor 1968 Asst Dean of Grad Studies, at U of T, 1967-70 Dept Chairman 1974-85 NSERC Committee Editor, Can. J. Chem. 1974- ? F.C.I.C. 1971 Syntex Award 1984 F.R.S.C. 1984 C.I.C. Medal 1991 F.C.I.C. 1971 Syntex Award 1984 F.R.S.C. 1984 C.I.C. Medal 1991
2035th POMs - Waterloo - 2007 Retirement 1993, Mayne Island TTT, KY & OST, 2004
2135th POMs - Waterloo - 2007 Thanks to … Robin Cox, Jim Pincock, Bob & Sue McClelland, Tom Tidwell, Peter Wan, … for pictures & info. Thanks, especially to KY. I leave the last words to him …. Apologies to anyone I have missed.