F.J. Toole Lecture Series

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The F.J. Toole Lecture Series was established in 1972 in honour of Dr. Frank J. Toole, professor of chemistry, UNB's first dean of arts and science, and Vice-President (Academic) before he retired in 1965. The lectures were held until the year 2000 on the UNB Fredericton campus.

Date Name of Lecturer Title of Lecture
31 March 1972 Linus Pauling "Orthomolecular Psychiatry"
2-4 October 1972 Vladimir Prelog Geometrical Basis of Steroisomerism"
"Stereospecificity of Certain Oxidoreductases" 
"Boromycine Structure and Properties"
4-6 November 1974 John C. Polanyi "Infrared Chemiluminescence"
"Who is Winning the Arms Race? - Some Thoughts Concerning Arms Control"
"The Molecular Dynamics of Simple Chemical Reactions"
16-18 February 1976 Karel Wiesner "The Long Road to Delphinine"
"Topics in Lycopoduim and Ryanodine Chemistry"
"The Second Renaissance of Electrochemistry"
31 October - 2 November 1977 Paul J. Scheuer "Chemistry on the Halfshell: Natural Products form Marine Invertebrates"
"Marine Toxins"
"Chemical Communications of Marine Invertebrates"
22-24 October 1979 Miroslav Protiva "New Drug Research in Czechoslovakia During the Last Twenty Years"
"Main Contemporary Directions of Chemical Research in the Field of Tricyclic Antipsychotics"
"Development of New Trycyclic Neuroleptics Based on metabolic Studies"
6-8 October 1980 Ronald J. Gillespie "The Prediction of Molecular Geometries by Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Theory"
"Preparation and Structure of the Polyatomic Cations of the Group VI Elements"
"Bonding in the Cage and Cluster Compounds of the Metals and Non-Metals"
17-19 November 1981 Jack Halpern "Catalysis by Coordination Compounds"
"Mechanism and Stereochemistry of Asymmetric Catalytic Hydrogenation"
"Free Radical Processes in Organometallic Chemistry"
26-28 September 1983 Sir George Porter "Science and the Human Purpose"
"Picosecond Studies of Photosynthesis"
"Photochemical Approaches to Solar Energy Storage"
6-8 November 1989 Edward C. Piers "The Use of Rearrangement Reactions in Organic Synthesis"
"Bifunctional Reagents in Organic Synthesis"
"Studies in Natural Product Synthesis"
8-10 November 1993 Martin Karplus "Dynamics of Proteins: Their Nature and Functional Role"
"Molecular Recognition in Proteins: Free Energy Simulation and Ligand Design"
"Biophysics of Proteins: Temperature Pulse Echoes and Other Phenomena"
25-27 September 2000 Geoffry Ozin "Panascopic Materials, Synthesis over "All" Length Scales"
"Self-assembling Supramolecular Materials"
"Curves in Chemistry, Supramolecular Materials Taking Shape"


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