Organic Chemists

Organic chemists analyze the chemical properties and structure of organic compounds and organic materials. Organic compounds are structurally diverse compounds that contain carbon atoms. As a field of chemistry, organic chemistry involves the study of the physical as well as the chemical properties of organic compounds through spectroscopy and other methods to determine the chemical composition and constitution of such materials. Organic chemists work in a number of fields as organic compounds are present in almost all materials known to mankind such as food additives, paints, drugs, petrochemicals, plastics, explosives, etc. They also work in research and hold teaching jobs in academics. Researchers in this field basically work in the laboratory where they analyze compounds and their reactivity, and develop new compounds with the help of computers with sophisticated modeling and simulation software. Organic chemists form the foundation of the pharmaceutical industry and play a significant role in the development of new medicines to treat various diseases. They facilitate the rise in standards of living as their research is instrumental for the development of practically all industries in the business world. What follows is a collection of the biographies, timelines, trivia and other information about the professional and personal lives of some of the world’s most famous organic chemists.

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 1 Dmitri Mendeleev

Dmitri Mendeleev
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Famous As: Inventor of Periodic Table
Birthdate: February 8, 1834
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Russian
Died: February 2, 1907
Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev created the Periodic Law and his version of the Periodic Table of Elements that revolutionized the field of chemistry. His table was independent of German chemist Julius Lothar Meyer’s version of the table. Mendeleev also assisted in the development of the first oil refinery in Russia.

 2 Chaim Weizmann

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

 3 Aleksandr Borodin

Aleksandr Borodin
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Famous As: Composer, Chemist
Birthdate: November 12, 1833
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Russian
Died: February 27, 1887

Aleksandr Borodin was a Russian musical composer. He was one of the popular 19th-century group of musicians known as The Five, who worked together to create a national style of classical music. A chemist and doctor by profession, Borodin also made important contributions to organic chemistry. His best known work as a chemist is his work pertaining to organic synthesis.

 4 John Cornforth

John Cornforth
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Famous As: Nobel Prize Winner Chemist
Birthdate: September 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Australian, British
Died: December 8, 2013
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 5 Robert Burns Woodward

Robert Burn Woodworth
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Famous As: Organic Chemist
Birthdate: April 10, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: July 8, 1979

 6 Wallace Carothers

Wallace Hume Carothers
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Famous As: Inventor of Neoprene & Nylon
Birthdate: April 27, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: April 29, 1937
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 7 Bernard Feringa

Bernard Feringa
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Famous As: Organic Chemist
Birthdate: May 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Netherlands Antilles, Dutch
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 8 Hans Fischer

Hans Fischer
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: July 27, 1881
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: German
Died: March 31, 1945
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 9 Adolf von Baeyer

Adolf von Baeyer
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: October 31, 1835
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: German
Died: August 20, 1917

 10 Hermann Staudinger

Hermann Staudinger
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: March 23, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German
Died: September 8, 1965
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 11 Vladimir Prelog

Vladimir Prelog
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: July 23, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swiss
Died: January 7, 1998

 12 Victor Grignard

Fran├žois Auguste Victor Grignard
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: May 6, 1871
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French
Died: December 13, 1935
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 13 Herbert C. Brown

Herbert C. Brown
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: May 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: December 19, 2004

 14 Jean-Marie Lehn

Jean-Marie Lehn
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: September 30, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French
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 15 Charles J Pedersen

Charles J Pedersen
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Famous As: Organic Chemist
Birthdate: October 3, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: October 26, 1989

 16 Robert Robinson

Robert Robinson
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: September 13, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: February 8, 1975

 17 Donald J. Cram

Donald J. Cram
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: April 22, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: June 17, 2001

 18 William Lipscomb

William Lipscomb
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: December 9, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: April 14, 2011

 19 Paul Sabatier

Paul Sabatier
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: November 5, 1854
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French
Died: August 14, 1941

 20 Hermann Emil Fischer

Hermann Emil Fischer
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: October 9, 1852
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: German
Died: July 15, 1919

 21 Derek Barton

Derek Harold Richard Barton
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: September 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: March 16, 1998

 22 Kurt Alder

Kurt Alder
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: July 10, 1902
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German
Died: June 20, 1958
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 23 Georg Wittig

Georg Wittig
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Famous As: Organic Chemist
Birthdate: June 16, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: German
Died: August 26, 1987

 24 Tadeusz Reichstein

Tadeusz Reichstein
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: July 20, 1897
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Polish
Died: August 1, 1996
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 25 Norman Haworth

Norman Haworth
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: March 19, 1883
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: March 19, 1950

 26 Otto Diels

Otto Diels
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: January 23, 1876
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: German
Died: March 7, 1954

 27 Heinrich Otto Wieland

Heinrich Otto Wieland
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Famous As: Father of Biochemistry
Birthdate: June 4, 1877
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: German
Died: August 5, 1957

 28 Otto Wallach

Otto Wallach
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: March 27, 1847
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German
Died: February 26, 1931
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 29 Paul Karrer

Paul Karrer
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: April 21, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Swiss
Died: June 18, 1971

 30 Adolf Windaus

Adolf Windaus
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: December 25, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: German
Died: June 9, 1959
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 31 William Christopher Zeise

William Christopher Zeise
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Famous As: Organic Chemist
Birthdate: October 15, 1789
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Danish
Died: November 12, 1847

 32 Carl Shipp Marvel

Carl Shipp Marvel
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: September 11, 1894
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: January 4, 1988

 33 Alfred P. Wolf

Alfred P. Wolf
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: February 13, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: December 17, 1998
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