Reference numberEC/1934/07
TitleHirst, Sir Edmund Langley: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionDate stamp on reverse. Citation typed
CitationDistinguished for his researches on the chemistry of natural products. Author and co-author of some sixty papers on carbohydrates and Vitamin-C. Was the first to determine the six-atom ring structure of a sugar (xylose, 1923). Allocated, jointly with Haworth, the pyranose structure to glucose, galactose, fructose, and established the constitution of sucrose, and other disaccharides (1925-1927). Published many papers on the constitution of polysaccharides including (independently) the molecular structure and chain-length of amylose and amylopectin (1932). Determined the constitution of Ascorbic acid (1933) and has also (jointly with others) synthesised this important natural product (JCS, 1933, p1419).
ProposersW N Haworth; I M Heilbron; A Lapworth; W J Pope; W H Mills; T M Lowry; G T Morgan; J L Simonsen; Eric K Rideal
Access statusOpen

Hirst, Sir Edmund Langley: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA1892Hirst; Sir; Edmund Langley (1898 - 1975); chemist1898 - 1975
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