Robert Burns Woodward

Chemist, Academic

1917 – 1979

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Who was Robert Burns Woodward?

Robert Burns Woodward was an American organic chemist. He is considered by many to be the preeminent organic chemist of the twentieth century, having made many key contributions to the subject, especially in the synthesis of complex natural products and the determination of their molecular structure. He also worked closely with Roald Hoffmann on theoretical studies of chemical reactions. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1965.

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Born
Apr 10, 1917
Boston
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Employment
  • Harvard University
Lived in
  • United States of America
Died
Jul 8, 1979
Cambridge

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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