Robert Burns Woodward Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Robert Burns Woodward

This Biography is about one of the best Organic Chemist Robert Burns Woodward including his Height, weight,Age & Other Detail…

Biography Of Robert Burns Woodward
Real NameRobert Burns Woodward
ProfessionChemists, Organic Chemists
Famous asOrganic Chemist
Personal Life of Robert Burns Woodward
Born on10 April 1917
Birthday10th April
Died At Age62
Sun SignAries
Born inBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died on08 July 1979
Place of deathCambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Family Background of Robert Burns Woodward
FatherArthur Chester Woodward
Spouses/PartnersIrja Pullman (m. 1938), Eudoxia Muller (1946-1972)
ChildrenSiiri Anna, Jean Kirsten, Crystal Elisabeth, Eric Richard Arthur
AwardsForMemRS (1956) Davy Medal (1959) National Medal of Science (1964)

Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1965) Willard Gibbs Award (1967) Copley Medal (1978)

Personal Fact of Robert Burns Woodward

Robert Burns Woodward was a Nobel Prize winning American chemist known for his work on complex natural products. Brought up singlehandedly by his widowed mother, he studied extensively at home right from his childhood. His habit of extracurricular study almost made him lose his berth at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ultimately, he earned both his bachelor and PhD degree from MIT in just four years.

His first work, synthesis of quinotoxine, was completed when he was just twenty-seven years old. Later, he worked mostly on determination of structure and synthesizing of different natural products. Until his death, he had around two hundred publications to his name, which encompassed the structural determination of complex natural products, syntheses of medicinal compounds, and his theories that linked quantum mechanics and organic chemistry.

One unique point of his strategy was that he maintained a close relation with industry, who often financed his projects. His achievements in the academic field were no less outstanding. He received 26 awards and 45 honorary degrees from established institutions. He also trained around 200 doctoral and postdoctoral students.

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