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F. Sherwood Rowland

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Frank Sherwood Rowland
Rowland at the inaugural World Science Summit, May 2008
Born(1927-06-28)June 28, 1927
DiedMarch 10, 2012(2012-03-10) (aged 84)
NationalityUnited States
Alma mater
Known forOzone depletion research
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Irvine
ThesisThe epithermal reactions of recoil atoms (1952)
Doctoral advisorWillard Libby

Frank Sherwood "Sherry" Rowland (June 28, 1927 – March 10, 2012) was an American Nobel Prize-winning chemist. He was a professor of chemistry at the University of California, Irvine. His research was on atmospheric chemistry and chemical kinetics.

His best-known work was the discovery that chlorofluorocarbons role in ozone depletion.[2][3]

He won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Mario Molina and Paul J. Crutzen. Rowland worked as a professor at the University of California, Irvine.

Rowland died on March 10, 2012 in Newport Beach, California from problems caused by Parkinson's disease, aged 84.[4]

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  1. Laureates of the Japan Prize. japanprize.jp
  2. Prather, M. J.; Blake, D. R. (2012). "F. Sherwood Rowland (1927–2012)". Nature. 484 (7393): 168. Bibcode:2012Natur.484..168P. doi:10.1038/484168a. PMID 22498618.
  3. Molina, M. J.; Rowland, F. S. (1974). "Stratospheric sink for chlorofluoromethanes: Chlorine atom-catalysed destruction of ozone". Nature. 249 (5460): 810. Bibcode:1974Natur.249..810M. doi:10.1038/249810a0. S2CID 32914300.
  4. Roan, Shari (2012-03-12). "F. Sherwood Rowland dies at 84; UC Irvine professor won Nobel Prize". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2016-09-14.