Lester Andrews

William Lester Self Andrews is an American chemist who makes contributions to the ongoing development of quantum chemistry of metallic complexes. He is the Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Virginia. He won the Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy in 2010 for "vibrational spectroscopy in cryogenic matrices that combined with quantum calculations, has led to the identification and characterization of many molecules, ions, and complexes across the periodic table".[1]

Lester Andrews
Born
William Lester Self Andrews

(1942-01-31) January 31, 1942 (age 79)
Lincolnton, North Carolina, United States
NationalityAmerican
Alma materMississippi State University, University of California
Scientific career
FieldsPhotochemistry
InstitutionsUniversity of Virginia
ThesisSpectroscopic Studies of Reactions of Lithium Atoms in Inert Gas Matrices (1966)

He was born in Lincolnton, North Carolina. His first degree was in chemical engineering at Mississippi State University in 1963 and his doctorate was in physical chemistry at Berkeley in 1966.[1]

Mercury tetrafluoride's structure was studied in the 2007 paper Mercury is a Transition Metal: The First Experimental Evidence for HgF4 which Professor Andrews co-authored.[2]

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  1. ^ a b 2010 Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy & Dynamics Recipient, American Physical Society
  2. ^ X. Wang; L. Andrews; S. Riedel; M. Kaupp (2007), "Mercury is a Transition Metal: The First Experimental Evidence for HgF4", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (46): 8371–8375, doi:10.1002/anie.200703710, PMID 17899620

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