(1917–79), US organic chemist. He was the first to synthesize quinine, cholesterol, chlorophyll, and vitamin B12, and with Roald Hoffmann (1937-), a US chemist, born in Poland, discovered symmetry-based rules governing the course of rearrangement reactions involving cyclic intermediates. Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1965).
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