Index byYear of Birth
Robert Burns Woodward
* 1917 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
+ 1979 Cambridge, Mass.
Robert Burns Woodward was an American organic chemist.
He is considered by many to be the most preeminent synthetic
organic chemist of the twentieth century,
having made many key contributions to the subject,
especially in the synthesis of complex natural products
and the determination of their molecular structure.
He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1965.