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Sir John Cornforth
Cornforth in 1975
John Warcup Cornforth, Jr.
7 September 1917
|Died||14 December 2013
|Alma mater||University of Sydney,
St Catherine's College, Oxford
|Known for||Stereochemistry of enzyme-catalysed reactions|
|Awards||Corday–Morgan Medal (1949)
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1975)
Royal Medal (1976)
Copley Medal (1982)
|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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