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Herbert C. Brown

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Herbert C. Brown
Herbert Brovarnik

May 22, 1912
DiedDecember 19, 2004(2004-12-19) (aged 92)
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Known forOrganoboranes
Spouse(s)Sarah Baylen (1937–2004; his death; 1 child)
AwardsCentenary Prize (1955)
National Medal of Science (1969)
Elliott Cresson Medal (1978)
Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1979)
Priestley Medal (1981)
Perkin Medal (1982)[1]
AIC Gold Medal (1985)
NAS Award in Chemical Sciences (1987)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Chicago,
Purdue University
Doctoral advisorHermann Irving Schlesinger
InfluencedAkira Suzuki
Ei-ichi Negishi

Herbert Charles Brown (May 22, 1912 – December 19, 2004) was an American chemist. He won the 1979 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work with organoboranes.


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  1. "SCI Perkin Medal". Science History Institute. 2016-05-31. Archived from the original on 2 February 2018. Retrieved 24 March 2018.