John Cornforth

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Sir John Cornforth
Born John Warcup Cornforth, Jr.
7 September 1917
Sydney, Australia
Died 14 December 2013(2013-12-14) (aged 96)
Brighton, United Kingdom
Citizenship Australian,
British
Nationality Australian
Fields Organic chemistry
Institutions University of Oxford,
University of Sussex
Alma mater University of Sydney,
St Catherine's College, Oxford
Doctoral advisor Robert Robinson
Known for Stereochemistry of enzyme-catalysed reactions
Notable awards Corday–Morgan Medal (1949)
Nobel prize winner.svg Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1975)
Royal Medal (1976)
Copley Medal (1982)
This person was awarded a Nobel Prize

Sir John Warcup "Kappa" Cornforth, Jr.,[1] AC, CBE, FRS, FAA (7 September 1917 – 14 December 2013) was an Australian-British chemist. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1975 for his work on the stereochemistry of enzyme-catalysed reactions.[2]

Cornforth died on 14 December 2013 from natural causes at his Brighton home, aged 96.

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  1. John Cornforth, NNDB
  2. Encyclopædia Britannica. (2012.) "Sir John Cornforth".

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