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Richard Willstätter

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Richard Willstätter
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Born
Richard Martin Willstätter

13 August 1872
Died3 August 1942(1942-08-03) (aged 69)
NationalityGermany
Alma materUniversity of Munich
Known forOrganic chemistry
Spouse(s)Sophie Leser (1903-1908; her death; 2 children)[1]
AwardsNobel Prize for Chemistry (1915)
Faraday Lectureship Prize (1927)
Davy Medal (1932)
Willard Gibbs Award (1933)
Fellow of the Royal Society[2]
Scientific career
FieldsPhysical chemistry
InstitutionsUniversity of Munich
ETH Zürich
University of Berlin
Kaiser Wilhelm Institute
Doctoral advisorAlfred Einhorn, Adolf von Baeyer[source?]

Richard Martin Willstätter, ForMemRS[2] (13 August 1872 – 3 August 1942) was a German organic chemist. Her study of the structure of plant pigments, chlorophyll. It won him the 1915 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/1915/willstatter.html
  2. 2.0 2.1 Robinson, R. (1953). "Richard Willstätter. 1872-1942". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 8 (22): 609–626. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1953.0021. 
  3. Allen, W. A.; Gausman, H. W.; Richardson, A. J. (1973). "Willstätter-Stoll Theory of Leaf Reflectance Evaluated by Ray Tracing". Applied Optics 12 (10): 2448–2453. doi:10.1364/AO.12.002448. PMID 20125799. 
  4. Dées De Sterio, A. (1967). "Richard Willstätter, 25th anniversary of his death (25 September 1942)". Munchener medizinische Wochenschrift (1950) 109 (39): 2018–2019. PMID 4874034.