Gilbert Stork

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Gilbert Stork (December 31, 1921 – October 21, 2017) was an American organic chemist. He was born in Brussels, Belgium. He was the Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at Columbia University.[1] The Stork enamine alkylation is named in his honor.[1]:111[2]

He was responsible for the first planned stereo-controlled synthesis as well as the first natural product to be synthesized with high stereo-selectivity.[3]

Stork was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1962 and Foreign Member of the French Academy of Sciences.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Hargittai, István; Hargittai, Magdolna (2003). More conversations with famous chemists ([Verschiedene Aufl.] ed.). London: Imperial College Press. pp. 109–119. ISBN 978-1-86094-336-2. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  2. Stork, Gilbert; Terrell, Ross; Szmuszkovicz, Jacob (April 1954). "A NEW SYNTHESIS OF 2-ALKYL AND 2-ACYL KETONES". Journal of the American Chemical Society. 76 (7): 2029–2030. doi:10.1021/ja01636a103. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  3. Seeman, Jeffrey I. (2012-03-19). "Gilbert Stork: In His Own Words and in the Musings of His Friends". Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 51 (12): 3012–3023. doi:10.1002/anie.201200033. ISSN 1521-3773.