Richard H. Holm, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Richard H. Holm

American chemist

Date of Birth: 24-Sep-1933

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Profession: chemist, university teacher

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Richard H. Holm

  • Richard Hadley Holm (born September 24, 1933 in Boston, Massachusetts), also known as R.
  • H.
  • Holm, is an American inorganic chemist. Holm received his Ph.D.
  • from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1959 under the direction of F.
  • Albert Cotton.
  • After the completion of his degree, he joined the chemistry faculty at Harvard University.
  • He has been on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Stanford University.
  • He is the Higgins Professor of Chemistry at Harvard. His accomplishments have been honored with numerous awards including the National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences.
  • and the F.A.
  • Cotton Medal for Excellence in Chemical Research of the American Chemical Society in 2005.
  • He is a member of National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Holm's research encompasses synthetic, structural, and reactivity aspects of transition element chemistry.
  • He is best known for the preparations of the first synthetic analogs of the active sites of iron-sulfur proteins.
  • These discoveries were significant in the development of bioinorganic chemistry.
  • He continues his work in the field of iron-sulfur clusters today, examining the active sites of the enzymes nitrogenase and carbon monoxide dehydrogenase.
  • Additionally, his interests include the biomimetic chemistry of molybdenum- and tungsten-containing oxo-transferases.

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