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Authorised form of nameRobinson; Sir; Robert (1886 - 1975); chemist
SurnameRobinson
ForenamesRobert
Dates1886 - 1975
Dates and placesBirth:
13 September 1886
Death:
08 February 1975
ActivityEducation:
DSc
Honours:
Kt 1939; OM 1949
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
13/05/1920
Medals/Prizes:
Davy Medal 1930; Royal Medal 1932; Copley Medal 1942; Nobel Prize (Chemistry) 1947
Lectures:
Bakerian 1930
Council:
PRS 1945-1950; VP 1944-1945
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
AssocMaterial:
CSAC 94/5/83. Papers deposited in the Royal Society Library
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1976 vol 22 pp 415-527, plate, by Lord Todd and J W Cornforth
References:
Arthur J Birch, 'Investigating a Scientific Legend: the Tropinone Synthesis of Sir Robert Robinson, FRS' in NR 1993 vol 47 pp 277-296, plate
R L M Synge, 'How the Robinsons Nearly Invented Partition Chromatography in 1934' in NR 1992 vol 46 pp 309-311
Stephen F Mason, review of Trevor I Williams, Robert Robinson: Chemist Extraordinary in NR 1991 vol 45 pp 281-284
C W Shoppee, 'The Sign of the Electron-Releasing Effect of the Methyl Group' in NR 1983-84 vol 38 p 297
Rose Scott-Moncrieff, 'The Classical Period in Chemical Genetics. Recollections of Muriel Wheldale Onslow, Robert and Gertrude Robinson and J B S Haldane' in NR 1981-82 vol 36 pp 125-154
Lord Todd, 'Address at the Memorial Service for Sir Robert Robinson, OM, FRS, at Westminster Abbey on 29 April 1975' in NR 1975-6 vol 30 pp 1-3
J S Rowlinson, 'The war time work of Hinshelwood and his colleagues' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 161-175
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/67265095
Royal Society codeNA8276
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1920/14Robinson, Sir Robert: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/000037Group photograph of Officers of the Royal Society 1945-50c 1945-50
IM/005409Lowry, Thomas Martin1993
IM/GA/WG/9449Presidents 1940-1970nd
HWT/33/5H W Thompson's personal correspondence as Foreign Secretary1968
PB/1/33/3/6Companion of Honour1965
HWT/41/1/17/11Correspondence and papers from H W Thompson's term as President of IUPACOctober 1974
P/0109Portrait of Robinson, Sir Robert1950
IM/003857Robinson, Sir Robert1951
IM/003859Robinson, Sir Robertnd
IM/003860Robinson, Sir Robertnd
IM/GA/WS/2130Robinson, Sir Robert1946
MDA/A/12Correspondence of Robert Robinson1946-1947
MDA/A/13Correspondence of Robert Robinson1948-1950
MS/922/1Lecture notes of Robert Robinson1932
RR/40/9Referee's report by Robert Robinson, on a paper 'Phlorizin' by E A Moelwyn-HughesMarch 1930
NLB/59/148Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Robert] Robinson, FRS21 July 1920
RR/49/27Referee's report by Robert Robinson, on a paper 'Physico-chemical studies of complex organic molecules. Part II.— Absorption spectra at low temperatures' by Frank Philip Bowden and S D D Morris[February 1934]
RR/39/78Referee's report by Robert Robertson, on a paper 'The variation of the dielectric constants of some organic liquids with frequency in the range 1 to 103 Kilocycles' by R Winstanley Lunt and M A Govinda Rau[1929]
RR/60/40Referee's report by Robert Robinson, on a paper 'The nature of the links in some aromatic molecules II' by W G PenneySeptember 1936
RR/48/36Referee's report by Robert Robinson, on a paper 'On the catalytic reduction of organic compounds: 5-bromo-5-alkyl-barbituric acids' by G K Hughes, A K Macbeth and S W Pennychick[August 1933]
RR/63/56Referee's report by Robert Robinson, on a paper 'Reversible oxidation of chlorophyll' by E Rabinowitch and J WeissJune 1937
RR/49/30Referee's report by Robert Robinson, on a paper 'Physico-chemical studies of complex organic molecules. Part I.— Monochromatic irradiation' by Frank Philip Bowden and C P Snow[February 1934]
RR/58/20Referee's report by Robert Robinson, on a paper 'Anthraquinone pigments in galium' by R Hill and D RichterOctober 1936
RR/55/117Referee's report by Robert Robinson, on a paper 'Ergometrine' by Harold Ward DudleySeptember 1935
RR/62/31Referee's report by Robert Robinson, on a paper 'The reactivity of the sulphur linkage in animal fibres—Part I The chemical mechanism of permanent set' by J B Speakman[March 1936]
RR/65/159Referee's report by Charles Robert Harington, on a paper 'The distribution of anthocyanins in flowers, fruits and leaves' by William John Cooper Lawrence, James Robert Price, Gertrude Maud Robinson and Robert Robinson14 November 1938
RR/65/272Referee's report by Robert Robinson, on a paper 'An analysis of the mechanism of oestrogenic activity' by Nicholas T Werthessen and Gregory PincusJuly 1938
RR/67/47Referee's report by Robert Robinson, on a paper 'The nature of the oestrogenic substances produced during the demethylation of anethole' by N R Campbell, Edward Charles Dodds and W Lawson22 October 1939
NLB/57/881Copy letter from unknown correspondent; to unknown correspondent26 February 1920
RR/67/105Referee's report by Charles Robert Harington, on a paper 'Synthetic oestrogenic compounds related to stilbene and diphenylethane. Part I' by Edward Charles Dodds, L Golberg, W Lawson and Robert Robinson3 February 1939
RR/67/153Referee's report by Robert Robinson, on a paper 'The colours of the plumose anemone Metridium senile (L.)' by D L Fox and Carl Frederick Abel Pantin1940
RR/67/226Referee's report by Robert Robinson, on a paper 'The reversible formation of starch from glucose-1- phosphate catalysed by potato phosphorylase' by Charles Samuel HanesApril 1940
RR/67/224Referee's report by Robert Robinson, on a paper 'Interconversions of carbohydrates in the higher plants. The breakdown and synthesis of starch by an enzyme system from pea seeds' by Charles Samuel Hanes21 November 1939
RR/68/486Referee's report by Robert Robinson, on a paper 'The structure and reactivity of the halogenobenzens' by George Wallace Kenner[1944]
RR/39/86Referee's report by Robert Robinson, on a paper 'The action of high speed cathode rays on acetylene' by John Cunningham McLennan, M W Perrin and H J C Ireton[June 1929]
NLB/73/368Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir George Hadcock, K.B.E., FRS9 July 1931
RORCollected papers of Robert Robinson1902 - 1983
IM/003856Robinson, Sir Robertnd
PB/1/33/1/8Nobel Prize1948
RR/68/280Referee's report by Charles Robert Harington, on a paper 'Synthetic oestrogenic compounds related to stilbene and diphenylethane. II' by Edward Charles Dodds, L Golberg, E I Grünfeld, Wilfrid Lawson, C M Saffer and Robert Robinson25 August 1943
IM/003858Robinson, Sir Robert1947
IM/006417Group photograph of Officers of the Royal Society 1945-50c 1945-50
PB/1/33/2Correspondence concerning the Copley Medal of the Royal Society1956
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