The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1979
Herbert C. Brown, 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