Famous British Organic Chemists

Find out more about the greatest British Organic Chemists, including Chaim Weizmann, Norman Haworth, John Cornforth, Derek Barton and Robert Robinson.

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 1 Chaim Weizmann

Chaim Weizmann
Famous As: Former President of Israel
Birthdate: November 27, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Motal
Died: November 9, 1952

Born in Russia, biochemist Chaim Weizmann was a World Zionist Organization leader and later also became the first president of Israel. He had a major role in the Balfour Declaration. Remembered for his research on industrial fermentation, gasoline, and rubber, he also helped establish the Weizmann Institute.

 2 Robert Robinson

Robert Robinson
Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: September 13, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
Died: February 8, 1975

 3 Derek Barton

Derek Barton
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: September 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gravesend, Kent, England
Died: March 16, 1998
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 4 Norman Haworth

Norman Haworth
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: March 19, 1883
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chorley, Lancashire, England
Died: March 19, 1950

 5 Christopher Kelk Ingold

Christopher Kelk Ingold
Famous As: Organic chemist, Educator
Birthdate: October 28, 1893
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: December 8, 1970

 6 Jonathan Clayden

Jonathan Clayden
Famous As: Educator, Chemist
Birthdate: February 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kampala, Uganda