Definition of Woodward, Robert Burns in English:

Woodward, Robert Burns

proper noun

  • (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(born 1937) discovered symmetry-based rules governing the course of rearrangement reactions involving cyclic intermediates. Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1965).


Woodward, Robert Burns