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Derek Barton
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Born in Gravesend, Kent
Born on 8th of September 1918
Died on 16th of March 1998

Born 1918. Died 1998 - English chemist and Nobel Prize winner.


After work in military intelligence he returned to Imperial College, London as assistant lecturer and then ICI fellow. In 1949 he spent a year at Harvard, and produced a seminal paper on the relationship between conformation and chemical reactivity for which he shared the 1969 Nobel Prize for chemistry with Odd Hassel. He was knighted in 1972 and made an Officer of the French Legion of Honour in 1985.

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