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Sir John Cornforth
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Cornforth in 1975
John Warcup Cornforth, Jr.

7 September 1917
Died 14 December 2013(2013-12-14) (aged 96)
Nationality Australian
Citizenship Australian,
Alma mater University of Sydney,
St Catherine's College, Oxford
Known for Stereochemistry of enzyme-catalysed reactions
Awards Corday–Morgan Medal (1949)
Nobel prize winner.svg Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1975)
Royal Medal (1976)
Copley Medal (1982)
Scientific career
Fields Organic chemistry
Institutions University of Oxford,
University of Sussex
Doctoral advisor Robert Robinson

Sir John Warcup "Kappa" Cornforth, Jr., AC, CBE, FRS, FAA (7 September 1917 – 14 December 2013) was an Australian-British chemist. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1975 for his work on the stereochemistry of enzyme-catalysed reactions.

Cornforth died on 14 December 2013 from natural causes at his Brighton home, aged 96.

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