William Knowles

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Birthday
1, 1917
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Jun 13, 2012 (95)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
1, 1917
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Jun 13, 2012 (95)

About

An American chemist who the 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in asymmetric synthesis.

Before Fame

He attended graduate school at Columbia University after getting his BA in chemistry from Harvard University.

Trivia

He was the first to apply enantioselective metal catalysis to industrial-scale synthesis.

Family Life

He had four children with his wife Nancy, who he was married to for 68 years.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize two years before Peter Agre did.