Alexander R. Todd

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Birthday
2, 1907
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jan 10, 1997 (89)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
2, 1907
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jan 10, 1997 (89)

About

Scottish biochemist whose research on the structure and synthesis of nucleotides earned him a Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1957. He also served as President of the Royal Society from 1975 to 1980.

Before Fame

He wrote his thesis on the chemistry of the bile acids, while earning his Ph.D. from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main.

Trivia

He was knighted as Sir Alexander Todd in 1954.

Family Life

He had three children with his wife Alison Sarah.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry three years after Linus Pauling did.