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Martin Leslie Tobe

Martin Leslie Tobe
(1930 - 1993)

Lecturer 1956 - 1965
Reader 1965 - 1971
Professor 1971 - 1993

Martin Tobe was a distinguished inorganic chemist who spent much of his career exploring the mechanisms of substitution of transition metal complexes. He won the Corday-Morgan Medal of the Chemical Society (now the RSC) in 1963. He was the author of a vast number of papers in addition to a scholarly, yet readable, account of the subject, 'Inorganic Reaction Machanisms'.

With a twinkle in his eye, Tobe always claimed to be related to his old friend Henry Taube, the great American mechanistic chemist (and Nobel Prize winner), blaming the ignorant British immigration official who had transliterated Tobe's family name incorrectly

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