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us: Barton, Derek H. R., 1918-1998



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    • us: Barton, Derek, Sir, 1918-1998
    • us: Barton, D. H. R. (Derek Harold Richard), 1918-1998
    • us: Barton, Derek Harold Richard, Sir
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    • Barton, Derek Harold Richard, Sir
    • Barton, Derek, Sir, 1918-1998
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    • found: His The principles of conformational analysis, 1954.
    • found: R.B. Woodward remembered: a collection of papers in honour of Robert Burns Woodward, 1917-1979, 1982: title page (Sir Derek Barton, FRS, Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
    • found: Reason and imagination, 1996: CIP title page (Derek H.R. Barton; Texas A&M Univ.) data sheet (Barton, Derek Harold Richard; b. 9-8-18)
    • found: New York times, Mar. 19, 1998: obituaries (Derek H.R. Barton, Nobel Laureate in chemistry, dies at 79; d. Mar. 16, 1998 at his home in College Station, Tex.)
    • found: The activation of dioxygen and homogeneous catalytic oxidation, 1993: title page (Derek H. R. Barton, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas)
    • found: Comprehensive organic chemistry: the synthesis and reactions of organic compounds, 1979: title page (Sir Derek Barton, F.R.S.) page vi (D.H.R. Barton, Chairman, Comprehensive Organic Chemistry Editorial Board)
    • found: Britannica Academic Edition, via WWW, March 30, 2015 (Sir Derek H.R. Barton; in full Sir Derek Harold Richard Barton; born September 8, 1918, Gravesend, Kent, England; died March 16, 1998, College Station, Texas, U.S.; joint recipient, with Odd Hassel of Norway, of the 1969 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work on “conformational analysis,” the study of the three-dimensional geometric structure of complex molecules, now an essential part of organic chemistry; Barton earned both his baccalaureate and doctoral degrees from the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, in 1940 and 1942; after a year working for the chemical industry in Birmingham, he joined the faculty of Imperial College in 1945, first as an assistant lecturer and later as a research fellow; in 1949 Barton took up a one-year visiting professorship at Harvard University; returning to London in 1950, Barton took up a position at Birkbeck College, University of London; after serving a brief period as a professor of chemistry at the University of Glasgow from 1955 to 1957, Barton returned to Imperial College where he remained for 20 years; he was knighted in 1972; a year before retiring from Imperial College, he was appointed director of research at the Institute of Organic Chemistry's National Centre for Scientific Research in Gif-sur-Yvette, France, a position he held from 1977 to 1985; after reaching the mandatory retirement age in France in 1986, he accepted a distinguished professorship at Texas A&M University, which he held until his death; although Barton is most often remembered for his Nobel Prize-winning work on conformational analysis, he made considerable contributions to the art and science of organic chemistry)
    • found: Wikipedia, March 30, 2015 (Derek Barton; Sir Derek Harold Richard Barton FRS, FRSE; 8 September 1918-16 March 1998; English organic chemist and Nobel Prize laureate; from 1942 to 1944 he was a government research chemist; from 1944 to 1945 he was with Albright and Wilson in Birmingham; he then became assistant lecturer in the Department of Chemistry of Imperial College, and from 1946 to 1949 he was ICI Research Fellow; during 1949 and 1950 he was Visiting Lecturer in the Chemistry of Natural Products at Harvard University, and was then appointed Reader in Organic Chemistry and, in 1953, Professor at Birkbeck College; in 1955 he became Regius Professor of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow; in 1957 he was appointed Professor of Organic Chemistry at Imperial College; in 1958 Prof. Barton was Arthur D. Little Visiting Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and in 1959 Karl Folkers Visiting Professor at the Universities of Illinois and Wisconsin; in 1960 he was Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley; he was knighted in 1972 but chose to be known as Sir Derek only in Britain; in 1978 he became Director of the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (ICSN - Gif Sur-Yvette) in France; in 1986 he became Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M University and held this position until his death; as well as for his work on conformation, his name is remembered in a number of reactions in organic chemistry such as the Barton reaction, the Barton decarboxylation, and the Barton-McCombie deoxygenation)
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