Elias James Corey

American chemist

Elias James "E.J." Corey (born July 12, 1928) is an American chemist. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his theory of organic synthesis.

Corey in November 2007

Corey was born in Mathuen, Massachusetts.[1] His parents were Lebanese immigrants. He studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


  1. Corey, E.J. (1990). "Nobel Prize Autobiography". Nobelprize.org: The Official Site of the Nobel Prize. Retrieved 2010-09-09.

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