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

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Georg Wittig - Facts

Georg Wittig

Georg Wittig

Born: 16 June 1897, Berlin, Germany

Died: 26 August 1987, Heidelberg, West Germany (now Germany)

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Federal Republic of Germany

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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