|Title||Barton, Sir Derek Harold Richard: certificate of election to the Royal Society|
|Citation||Distinguished for his work in Organic Chemistry and particularly for his application of original theoretical concepts to the solution of structural problems among selected complex naturally occurring compounds.|
His work falls into four main divisions, (a) the development of relationships between molecular rotations and structure, and their application to the solution of structural problems in the steroid field; (b) the stereochemistry of pyrolytic elimination reactions with special reference to the pyrolysis of chlorinated hydrocarbons; (c) structural studies, especially in the triterpenoid field; and (d) the development of the conception of conformational analysis and particularly its application to stereochemical problems in steroid, terpenoid and triterpenoid chemistry.
A list of over 80 publications is appended.
|Proposers||From personal knowledge. I M Heilbron; R Robinson; Alex R Todd; J L Simonsen; R P Linstead; E L Hirst; A H Cook; J W Cook; J W Cornforth|
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|NA807||Barton; Sir; Derek Harold Richard (1918 - 1998)||1918 - 1998|