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UCLA's J. Fraser Stoddart Adds Knight Bachelor to His List of Honors

January 4, 2007

J. Fraser Stoddart J. Fraser Stoddart has been named Knight Bachelor for services to chemistry and molecular nanotechnology by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Stoddart is one of the few chemists to have created a new field of chemistry over the past quarter century by introducing an additional bond--the mechanical bond--into chemical compounds. Full Story

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