Jean'ne Shreeve

SHREEVE, Jean’ne, American chemist, b-1933. An authority on the chemistry of synthetic fluorine-containing compounds. At the U. of Idaho from 1965, professor in 1967, then Chair of the Chemistry Dept from 1973. Finally Provost of Research and Graduate Studies, from 1987. A major invention was creation of perflorurea, a valuable oxidising agent. This opened the way to new synthetic routes for fluorine-containing rocket-fuel oxidants. Highly acclaimed, with many publications, and on the editorial boards of most relevant journals. The Garvan Medal was awarded to Jean’ne in 1972. A director of the ACS from 1985-93, and a director of the AAAS from 1991. Also a governor of the Argonne National Laboratory from 1992.

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