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Robert Burns Woodward

Woodward, Robert Burns (1917–79), U.S. chemist who won the 1965 Nobel Prize for his contributions in the field of synthetic organic chemistry. His work involved developing methods for the artificial synthesis of various chemical compounds found in nature, such as quinine, cortisone, cholesterol, and vitamin B12. He was a faculty member at Harvard University from 1941 to 1979.

See also: Organic chemistry.

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