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Royal Society of Chemistry

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

Formed 1980 by merger of Chemical Society of London (founded 1841; a/k/a British Chemical Society), Faraday Society (founded 1903), Royal Institute of Chemistry (founded 1877 as Institute of Chemistry of Great Britain), and Society for Analytical Chemistry (founded 1874).

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Herbert C. Brown
Chemist
22-May-1912 19-Dec-2004 Discovered organoboranes
John B. Fenn
Chemist
15-Jun-1917 10-Dec-2010 Electrospray ionization
Sir Cyril Hinshelwood
Chemist
19-Jun-1897 9-Oct-1967 The Kinetics of Chemical Change
Roald Hoffmann
Chemist
18-Jul-1937   Woodward-Hoffmann reaction
Sir Harold Kroto
Chemist
7-Oct-1939   Co-Discovered fullerenes
Jean-Marie Lehn
Chemist
30-Sep-1939   Synthesis of molecules
William Lipscomb
Chemist
9-Dec-1919 14-Apr-2011 Chemical bonding
Rudolph A. Marcus
Chemist
21-Jul-1923   Electron-transfer reactions
Robert S. Mulliken
Chemist
7-Jun-1896 31-Oct-1986 Molecular orbital theory
Giulio Natta
Chemist
26-Feb-1903 2-May-1979 Ziegler-Natta catalysts for polymerization
Ronald G. W. Norrish
Chemist
9-Nov-1897 7-Jun-1978 Rapid chemical processes
Ryoji Noyori
Chemist
3-Sep-1938   Chiral catalysts
John C. Polanyi
Chemist
23-Jan-1929   Infrared chemiluminescence
George Porter
Chemist
6-Dec-1920 31-Aug-2002 Rapid chemical and biological processes
Sir Robert Robinson
Chemist
13-Sep-1886 8-Feb-1975 Researcher of alkaloids
Glenn Seaborg
Physicist
19-Apr-1912 25-Feb-1999 Co-Discoverer of Plutonium
Nikolay Semyonov
Chemist
15-Apr-1896 25-Sep-1986 Combustion, explosions, and chemical kinetics
Richard L. M. Synge
Chemist
28-Oct-1914 18-Aug-1994 Partition chromatography
Henry Taube
Chemist
30-Nov-1915 16-Nov-2005 Mechanisms of electron transfer
Alexander R. Todd
Chemist
2-Oct-1907 10-Jan-1997 Nuclaic acid, nucleotides
Georg Wittig
Chemist
16-Jun-1897 26-Aug-1987 Wittig Reaction
Robert B. Woodward
Chemist
10-Apr-1917 8-Jul-1979 Synthesized cholesterol, Vitamin B12, etc.
Kurt Wüthrich
Chemist
4-Oct-1938   Magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Ahmed H. Zewail
Chemist
26-Feb-1946   Femtochemistry


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