Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Gutsche, Carl David Carl David Gutsche's Remarkable 97-Year Life and Career in Organic Chemistry Research Came to a Natural End on August 28

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Gutsche, Carl David Carl David Gutsche's Remarkable 97-Year Life and Career in Organic Chemistry Research Came to a Natural End on August 28

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Gutsche, Carl David Carl David Gutsche's remarkable 97-year life and career in organic chemistry research came to a natural end on August 28, 2018, in Seattle, WA. David Gutsche was born March 21, 1921 in La Grange Park, IL. He and Alice Eugenia Carr met at Oberlin College, and were married in 1944; on June 4th of this year, Alice and David celebrated 74 years of mutual devotion. During his 42-year career in the Department of Chemistry at Washington University, David Gutsche discovered the significance of calixarenes, a group of compounds capable of assuming a basket-like formation. Calixarenes, a name he derived from the Greek word for vase, or calyx, quickly spawned an extensive field of chemistry which remains active to this day. In 1989 David and Alice left University City and moved to Fort Worth, when David accepted the Robert A. …

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