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Sir John Cornforth
Cornforth in 1975
BornJohn Warcup Cornforth, Jr.
7 September 1917
Sydney, Australia
Died14 December 2013(2013-12-14) (aged 96)
Brighton, United Kingdom
CitizenshipAustralian,
British
NationalityAustralian
FieldsOrganic chemistry
InstitutionsUniversity of Oxford,
University of Sussex
Alma materUniversity of Sydney,
St Catherine's College, Oxford
Doctoral advisorRobert Robinson
Known forStereochemistry of enzyme-catalysed reactions
Notable awardsCorday–Morgan Medal (1949)
Nobel prize winner.svg Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1975)
Royal Medal (1976)
Copley Medal (1982)
This person won a Nobel Prize
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]

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

References

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

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