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