Nathan Kornblum

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1914 – 1993


Who was Nathan Kornblum?

Nathan Kornblum was born in New York City on March 22, 1914 to immigrant parents, Frances and Samuel Kornblum. He died March 13, 1993 at his home in West Lafayette, IN. He was a professor of Organic Chemistry and a researcher at Purdue University, IN, and received grants for projects from 1970-1983. His main research focus was electron transfer substitution reactions. His most famous work was the discovery of the Kornblum oxidation. He was the Plutonium chapter advisor for Iota Sigma Pi Honors Society for Women in Chemistry, which was established in February 1963. In 1952, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship award. He authored a chapter in an Organic Reactions textbook which was published in 2011, and wrote a review entitled “Synthetic Aspects of Electron-Transfer Chemistry” which was published in 1990 by Sigma-Aldrich.

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Mar 22, 1914
New York City
  • United States of America
Lived in
  • West Lafayette
    ( - 1993/03/13)
Mar 13, 1993
West Lafayette

on July 23, 2013


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