UCL logo

History - People - Albert Derrick Allen

Albert Derrick (Bert) Allen

Albert Derrick (Bert) Allen

Lecturer 1952-1957

An inorganic chemist, Dr Allen moved from UCL to the University of Toronto (Canada) in 1957. In 1965, he and his student Senoff isolated the first stable complex of dinitrogen, [Ru(NH3)5(N2)]2+, which was reported in J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. , 1965 , 621. This remarkable complex caught the imagination of chemists across the globe. Work on dinitrogen fixation continues to this day both at UCL and elsewhere

Send us information to add to this page

Back to the Periodic Table of the Lecturers

Have a look at the Open University's Biographical Database of British Chemists (new window)


This page last modified 20 September, 2010

University College London - Department of Chemistry - 20 Gordon Street - London - WC1H 0AJ - Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 4650 - Copyright © 1999-2010 UCL

Search by Google