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Harry R. Allcock

Harry R. Allcock the Evan Pugh Professor of chemistry.

He was the discoverer of a major class of polymers known as polyphosphazenes, which can be customized for use in fuel cells, flame retardants, and medical prostheses, among other things. He also discovered a new class of molecular-inclusion compounds known as clathrates, which have been used to separate a wide variety of small organic molecules and high polymers, and which also serve as nanoscale templates for addition polymerizations.

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Taken on May 7, 2008