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