Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1979
Herbert C. Brown, Georg Wittig

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Herbert C. Brown - Facts

Herbert C. Brown

Herbert C. Brown

Born: 22 May 1912, London, United Kingdom

Died: 19 December 2004, Lafayette, IN, USA

Affiliation at the time of the award: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

Prize motivation: "for their development of the use of boron- and phosphorus-containing compounds, respectively, into important reagents in organic synthesis"

Field: organic chemistry

Prize share: 1/2

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