| Columbia University|
| Jack Norton|
| Transition-metal hydrides|
ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry (2005)
Cope Scholar Award (2012)
Harvard University, Stanford University
United States of America
James P. Collman
Jack R. Norton Wikipedia
Jack Richard Norton (May 5, 1945) is an American organometallic chemist and Professor at Columbia University. Jack Norton's research has focused on the studying the reactivity and properties of transition metal hydrides. He coauthored the textbook "Principles and Applications of Organotransition Metal Chemistry."
Norton was born in Dallas, Texas in 1945. He received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1967 and was awarded his Ph.D. at Stanford in 1972 under the mentorship of James P. Collman. After a postdoctoral appointment with Jack Lewis, he was appointed assistant professor at Princeton University. He moved to Colorado State University in 1979, and again to Columbia University in 1997, where he remains Professor of Chemistry. From 1992-2003 he was an associate editor of Journal of the American Chemical Society
His laboratory reported some of the first detailed pKa measurements of metal hydrides and showed that rates of protonation at metals can be slow. His group has also reported on the use of metal-hydride bonds as radical initiators of cyclization reactions.
In 2005 he received the ACS Award for Organometallic Chemistry and in 2013 the Cope Scholar Award