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John Cornforth

Australian-British chemist

Sir John Warcup "Kappa" Cornforth, Jr.,[1] AC, CBE, FRS, FAA (7 September 1917 – 14 December 2013) was an Australian-British chemist. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1975 for his work on the stereochemistry of enzyme-catalysed reactions.[2]

Sir John Cornforth
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Cornforth in 1975
Born
John Warcup Cornforth, Jr.

7 September 1917
Died14 December 2013(2013-12-14) (aged 96)
NationalityAustralian
CitizenshipAustralian,
British
Alma materUniversity of Sydney,
St Catherine's College, Oxford
Known forStereochemistry of enzyme-catalysed reactions
AwardsCorday–Morgan Medal (1949)
Nobel prize winner.svg Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1975)
Royal Medal (1976)
Copley Medal (1982)
Scientific career
FieldsOrganic chemistry
InstitutionsUniversity of Oxford,
University of Sussex
Doctoral advisorRobert Robinson

Cornforth died on 14 December 2013 from natural causes at his Brighton home, aged 96.

ReferencesEdit

  1. John Cornforth, NNDB
  2. Encyclopædia Britannica. (2012.) "Sir John Cornforth".

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