The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1973

Ernst Otto Fischer

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Prize share: 1/2

Geoffrey Wilkinson

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Prize share: 1/2

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1973 was awarded jointly to Ernst Otto Fischer and Geoffrey Wilkinson "for their pioneering work, performed independently, on the chemistry of the organometallic, so called sandwich compounds."

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