Reference numberEC/1953/06
Previous numbersCert XVI, 66; A01574
TitleCornforth, Sir, John Warcup: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionCitation typed
CitationDistinguished as an Organic Chemist of outstanding originality and exceptional experimental skill, particularly in microchemical manipulation. He was the first to attribute the correct constitution to penicillamine and to synthesise the amino-acid. After making significant contributions to the synthesis of penicillin he notably developed the chemistry of the oxazole group and made oxazole itself for the first time.
The important share he took in the total synthesis of androgenic hormones and other steroids is gratefully recognised by all his collaborators in the investigation.
Miscellaneous work on natural products and chemotherapy equally displays individual thought, invention, and superlative technical accomplishment.
ProposersFor personal knowledge. Robert Robinson; C R Harington; G R Clemo; W Baker; R P Linstead; I M Heilbron; J L Simonsen; H W Florey; Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin; H W Thompson; A Robertson
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Cornforth, Sir, John Warcup: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA319Cornforth; Sir; John Warcup (1917 - 2013); chemist1917 - 2013
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