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Authorised form of nameLapworth; Arthur (1872 - 1941); chemist
SurnameLapworth
ForenamesArthur
Dates1872 - 1941
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland (10 October 1872)
Death:
Manchester, Lancashire (05 April 1941)
ActivityResearch Field:
Chemistry
Education:
DSc (Lond)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
5/05/1910
Medals/Prizes:
Davy Medal 1931
RelationshipsSon of Charles Lapworth (FRS 1888); brother-in-law of Frederic Stanley Kipping (FRS 1897) and of William Henry Perkin (FRS 1890); they married three sisters
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB (MP); DSB
Obituaries:
Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1945-1948 vol 5 pp 555-572, plate, by R Robinson
References:
Arthur J Birch, 'Investigating a Scientific Legend: the Tropinone Synthesis of Sir Robert Robinson, FRS' in NR 1993 vol 47 pp 277-296
W A Waters, 'Some Comments on the Development of Free Radical Chemistry' in NR 1984-85 vol 39 pp 105-124
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/52471342
Royal Society codeNA6165
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1910/12Lapworth, Arthur: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/002631Lapworth, Arthurnd
AP/79/16The Conductivity of Potassium Chloride Solution1918
NLB/42/377Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Messrs Harrison & Sons1 June 1910
NLB/42/429Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr A [Arthur] Lapworth FRS 13 June 1910
NLB/42/403Copy letter from Theodore E James to Messrs Harrison & Sons6 June 1910
RR/21/12Referee's report by Arthur Lapworth, on a paper 'Morphological studies of benzene derivatives. V.—The correlation of crystalline form with molecular structure: a verification of the Barlow-Pope conception of "valency-volume."' by Henry Edward Armstrong, R T Colgate and E H Rodd16 February 1914
RR/21/123Referee's report by Arthur Lapworth, on a paper 'Attempts to produce the rare gases by electric discharge' by Thomas Ralph Merton6 June 1914
RR/32/48Referee's report by Arthur Lapworth, on a paper 'Immobile groups of atoms with strong specific external fields as the cause of catalytic activity' by F H Constable26 September 1925
RR/35/13Referee's report by Arthur Lapworth, on a paper 'The photosynthesis of naturally occurring compounds. I.—The action of ultra-violet light on carbonic acid' by Edward Charles Cyril Baly, J B Davies and H ShanassyMay 1927
RR/35/8Referee's report by Arthur Lapworth, on a paper 'The photosynthesis of naturally occurring compounds.—III. Photosynthesis in vivo and in vitro' by Edward Charles Cyril Baly and J B DaviesMay 1927
NLB/55/471Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Arthur] Lapworth, FRS17 April 1918
RR/38/108Referee's report by Arthur Lapworth, on a paper 'The mechanism of chemical change. I.—Promotion and arrest of the mutarotation of tetra-acetylglucose in ethyl acetate' by Thomas Martin Lowry and G Glyn OwenMay 1928
RR/43/78Referee's report by Arthur Lapworth, on a paper 'The conductivity of electrolytes in acetone' by N L Ross Kane and Harold HartleyAugust 1931
RR/39/48Referee's report by Arthur Lapworth, on a paper 'A study of the catalysis by silver of the union of hydrogen and oxygen' by David Leonard Chapman and W K Hall[May 1929]
RR/35/11Referee's report by Arthur Lapworth, on a paper 'The photosynthesis of naturally occurring compounds.—II. The photosynthesis of carbohydrates from carbonic acid by means of visible light' by Edward Charles Cyril Baly, W E Stephen and N R HoodMay 1927
NLB/68/768Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Arthur] Lapworth, FRS30 October 1925
NLB/42/433Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to J [Joseph] Barcroft, FRS [Fellow of the Royal Society]13 June 1910
RR/21/32Referee's report by Arthur Lapworth, on a paper 'An approximate estimate of the constituents of water' by William Robert Bousfield[November 1914]
RR/21/8Referee's report by Arthur Lapworth, on a paper 'Morphological studies of benzene derivatives.—VII. The correlation of the forms of crystals with their molecular structure and orientation in a magnetic field in the case of hydrated sulphonates of dyad metals' by Henry Edward Armstrong and E H Rodd[June 1914]
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