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Reference numberEC/1950/17
Previous numbersCert XV, 254; A05085
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TitleMorton, Richard Alan - Certificate of election as Fellow of the Royal Society: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionCitation typed
CitationDistinguished for application of spectroscopic methods to biochemical problems, notably: recognition of provitamins D and photochemical characterisation of vitamin D; isolation and structure of vitamin K from fish; conversion of carotenoids to vitamin A in vivo. He discovered rich deposits of vitamin A in the intestinal mucosa of fish and showed that in fresh water fish vitamin A is replaced by vitamin A2. He has elucidated the connection between the retinenes of the visual purple and vitamins A and A2. He has published more than 100 papers in addition to monographs on vitamins and on spectroscopy.
ProposersFrom Personal Knowledge. W C McC Lewis; T P Hilditch; W E Garner; W Baker; I M Heilbron; F G Donnan; A Robertson; J Chadwick; J Proudman; R A Peters; E Mellanby; J L Simonsen
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Morton, Richard Alan - Certificate of election as Fellow of the Royal Society: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA1912Morton; Richard Alan (1899 - 1977)1899 - 1977
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