Reference numberEC/1938/04
Previous numbersCert XIV, 249; A01537
TitleCook, Sir James Wilfred: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationDistinguished for his investigations on the relation between the structure of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and carcinogenic activity. Has synthesized a large number of complex hydrocarbons and has made the far reaching discovery that the ring system of 1 : 2- benzanthracene is a potential carcinogenic molecule which can be developed into an active state by suitable substitution as in 1 : 2 : 5 : 6- dibenzanthracene 1 : 2- benzpyrene, methylcholanthracene, etc. Has carried out much important work on the synthesis of compounds related to the sterols and the sex hormones; has provided unequivocal proof of the structures of oestrone and equilenin and has shown that the action of the former hormone may be reproduced by certain synthetic phenanthrene derivatives. Author or joint author of over 80 papers.
ProposersI M Heilbron; R Robinson; E L Kennaway; Jocelyn Thorpe; W N Haworth; Arthur Harden; Charles S Gibson; G T Morgan; Samuel Smiles; C K Ingold; Harold King; Frank Lee Pyman; J L Simonsen; George Barger; O Rosenheim
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Cook, Sir James Wilfred: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA1891Cook; Sir; James Wilfred (1900 - 1975); chemist1900 - 1975
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