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Reference numberEC/1944/10
Previous numbersCert XV, 80; A03244
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TitleHaworth, Robert Downs: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionCitation typed
CitationDistinguished as a synthetical organic chemist. Jointly with the later Professor W H Perkin, jun he synthesised dicentrine, beta homochelidonine, cryptopine and protopine and with J M Gulland a number of aporphine alkaloids were synthesised, using novel modifications of Pschorr's method. With G R Clemo he put the finishing touches to the chemistry of santonin, especially by the synthesis of r - desmotroposantonin. He made noteworthy contributions to our knowledge of the phenanthrene group and by synthesis forged a link in the chain of evidence for the constitution of oestrone. He is most widely known for his brilliant sythetic work in the group of the phenolic resins.
ProposersFrom personal knowledge. Robert Robinson; G R Clemo; N V Sidgwick; A Robertson; J I O Masson; W E S Turner; J L Simonsen; E L Hirst; F L Pyman; S Sugden
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Haworth, Robert Downs: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA4436Haworth; Robert Downs (1898 - 1990)1898 - 1990
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