Reference numberEC/1953/20
TitlePowell, Herbert Marcus: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionCitation typed
CitationDistinguished for his elucidation of problems of chemical constitution by the application on X-ray methods to crystals.
He has determined the constitutions of organo-metallic compounds, phosphorous pentahalides, and metal complex halides, carbonyls and cyanides, shown the partial double bond character of the iron-carbon link in ferrocyanides, and has worked out the crystal structure of a number of molecular compounds of aromatic polynitrocompounds.
He has made a unique discovery of a class of compounds having one molecule, often of normally gaseous material, enclosed by a molecular cage of another component, and has prepared stable compounds of this type with the inert gases argon and krypton and determined their structures.
ProposersFrom personal knowledge. C N Hinshelwood; Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin; W Hume-Rothery; H W Thompson; E J Bowen; R P Bell; Kathleen Lonsdale
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Powell, Herbert Marcus: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA3620Powell; Herbert Marcus (1906 - 1991)1906 - 1991
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