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Philip Eaton

Organic Chemist
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Born 1936

Philip E. Eaton is a Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Chicago. He and his fellow researchers were the first to synthesize the "impossible" cubane molecule in 1964. Working with Mao-Xi Zhang he is reported as having been the first to make octanitrocubane in 2000 or earlier. Because of its high density and highly strained C-C bonds it is a very powerful high explosive.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1936 Birth Born in 1936.

TWENTIES

1957 21 Years Old Eaton attended Princeton University seeking a major in chemistry. Eaton received his B.A. in 1957 before attending Harvard University and earning his M.A. in 1960 and Ph.D. in 1961. … Read More
1962 26 Years Old Upon graduating from Harvard Eaton accepted an assistant professorship position at the University of California, Berkeley. During this time he taught introductory organic chemistry. In 1962, he transferred to the University of Chicago where he remains today. … Read More
1964 28 Years Old …  He and his fellow researchers were the first to synthesize the "impossible" cubane molecule in 1964.

LATE ADULTHOOD

2000 64 Years Old Working with Mao-Xi Zhang he is reported as having been the first to make octanitrocubane in 2000 or earlier. … Read More
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