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Robert Burns Woodward
1965 Chemistry

* 1917 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
+ 1979 Cambridge, Mass.


Robert Burns Woodward

Robert Burns Woodward was an American organic chemist.
He is considered by many to be the most preeminent synthetic 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 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1965.


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