|Born||30 October 1930|
Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
|Died||29 December 2008 78)(aged|
|Thesis||The metal oxygen band in inorganic complexes (1957)|
|Doctoral advisor||Francis Patrick Dwyer|
Education and early life
Career and research
Sargeson was best known as a coordination chemist with an interest in bioinorganic chemistry. In early work with Dwyer and throughout his career, he studied stereochemistry. His research group investigated the reactions of amine ligands, culminating in the synthesis of the clathrochelates called "sepulchrates".
Awards and honours
- Bosnich, Brice (2011). "Alan McLeod Sargeson FAA. 13 October 1930 – 29 December 2008". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2011.0017.
- Leonard F. Lindoy "Celebration of inorganic lives: Interview with Alan M. Sargeson" Coordination Chemistry Reviews 2005, volume 249, pp. 2731–2739.doi:10.1016/j.ccr.2005.04.015
- J. Macb. Harrowfield; A. J. Herlt; A. M. Sargeson (1980). "Caged Metal Ions: Cobalt Sepulchrates". Inorg. Synth. 20: 85–86. doi:10.1002/9780470132517.ch24.