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Charles J. Pedersen

American organic chemist

Charles John Pedersen (October 3, 1904 – October 26, 1989) was a American chemist. He received the 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Donald James Cram and Jean-Marie Lehn. He specialized in organic chemistry.

Charles John Pedersen
Born(1904-10-03)October 3, 1904
DiedOctober 26, 1989(1989-10-26) (aged 85)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Dayton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
AwardsNobel Prize in Chemistry (1987)
Scientific career
FieldsOrganic chemistry
InstitutionsDuPont

Pedersen had a Norwegian father and a Japanese mother. He was born in Busan, Korea and died in Salem, New Jersey.

ReferencesEdit

  • "Jean-Charles J. Pedersen - Facts". Nobelprize.org. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  • Charles J. Pedersen's Family Website
  • The Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. Page 41. 1987