Reference numberEC/1954/08
Previous numbersCert XVI, 97; A04015
TitleKing, Frederick Ernest: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionCitation typed
CitationDistinguished as an Organic Chemist.
His researches have covered a wide field of analytical and synthetic studies especially of heterocyclic substances.
In early collaboration with Robinson he established the constitution of eserine by the synthesis of a degradation product. After a period of miscellaneous activity he concentrated on the preparation of potential chemotherapeutic agents and has greatly enriched our synthetic resources in several active groups of compounds. Later he undertook a systematic study of hardwood extractives and has already isolated and characterised a number of new natural products. The broad scope of his output precludes summary. (67 papers, list attached).
ProposersFrom personal knowledge. Robert Robinson; W Baker; G R Clemo; C R Harington; I M Heilbron; R P Linstead; J L Simonsen; R A Peters; A Robertson
Access statusOpen

King, Frederick Ernest: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA5213King; Frederick Ernest (1905 - 1999)1905 - 1999
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