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Woodward, Robert Burns (1917–1979)




Robert Woodward
US chemist who synthesized quinine (1944), cholesterol (1951), cortisone (1951), strychnine (1954), LSD (1954), reserpine (1956), chlorophyll (1960), and vitamin B12 (1971). H received the 1965 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his many organic syntheses.


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