Reference numberEC/1946/12
Previous numbersCert XV, 130; A03418
TitleHill, Robert: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionCitation typed
CitationDistinguished for his research on Haemoglobin and Photosynthesis. He was the first to demonstrate the reconstruction of haemoglobin from its components: globin and haematin. This was the first case of the splitting and reconstruction of a conjugated protein. He determined the properties and dissociation curve of myoglobin which explain the physiological function of the pigment. He also determined the structure and properties of several haematin compounds thereby aiding the study of their catalytic activities. He discovered a new approach to the biochemical study of photosynthesis which enabled him to demonstrate and to measure the evolution of oxygen by isolated chloroplasts exposed to light in the complete absence of CO2. This remarkable photochemical reaction was found by him to have the same properties as "light reaction" obtained with intact green cells in presence of CO2, and it led him to formulate an interesting working hypothesis of the mechanism of photosynthesis.
ProposersFrom Personal Knowledge. D Keilin; A C Chibnall; Malcolm Dixon; G E Briggs; E J Maskell; F G Hopkins; Marjory Stephenson; F J W Roughton; H Munro-Fox
Access statusOpen

Hill, Robert: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA3391Hill; Robert (1899 - 1991)1899 - 1991
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