Dietmar Seyferth (1929-2020): A Foundational and Enduring Legacy at Organometallics

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Dietmar Seyferth, the founding Editor of Organometallics, passed away earlier this year aged 91. He led the journal from 1982 until his retirement in 2009. Even after assuming emeritus status, he remained well connected to the journal. Dietmar was passionate about organometallic chemistry and held the journal and its authors and reviewers to the highest standards. He was remembered m for being a scholarly and patient mentor and someone who embodied the collegiality associated with the field of organometallic chemistry. One of his enduring contributions was his essays, most of which focused on the early days of organometallic chemistry. One e of Dietmar’s essays, entitled ‘Looking Back on Happy Years in Chemistry’ was an autobiographical giving account of his life and many contributions to chemistry as a student, research advisor, colleague, consultant, and editor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3061-3063
Number of pages3
Issue number17
StatePublished - Sep 14 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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