Geoffrey Wilkinson

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Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson FRS (14 July 1921 – 26 September 1996) was a Nobel laureate English chemist who pioneered inorganic chemistry and homogeneous transition metal catalysis.wikipedia
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Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson FRS (14 July 1921 – 26 September 1996) was a Nobel laureate English chemist who pioneered inorganic chemistry and homogeneous transition metal catalysis.

List of Nobel laureates

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Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson FRS (14 July 1921 – 26 September 1996) was a Nobel laureate English chemist who pioneered inorganic chemistry and homogeneous transition metal catalysis.

Todmorden

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Wilkinson was born at Springside, Todmorden, in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Todmorden has two Nobel Prize winners: Prof. Sir John Cockcroft (Physics) and Prof. Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson (Chemistry).

Ferrocene

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Wilkinson is well known for his popularisation of the use of Wilkinson's catalyst RhCl(PPh 3 ) 3 in catalytic hydrogenation, and for the discovery of the structure of ferrocene.

Wilkinson's catalyst

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Wilkinson is well known for his popularisation of the use of Wilkinson's catalyst RhCl(PPh 3 ) 3 in catalytic hydrogenation, and for the discovery of the structure of ferrocene.
It is named after chemist and Nobel laureate Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson, who first popularized its use.

Imperial College London

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In 1939 he obtained a Royal Scholarship for study at Imperial College London, from where he graduated in 1941, with his PhD awarded in 1946 entitled "Some physico-chemical observations of hydrolysis in the homogeneous vapour phase".
Nobel laureates: (medicine) Sir Alexander Fleming, Sir Ernst Boris Chain, Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Sir Andrew Fielding Huxley, Rodney Robert Porter, (physics) Abdus Salam, Sir George Paget Thomson, Patrick Blackett, Baron Blackett, Dennis Gabor, Peter Higgs, (chemistry) Sir Norman Haworth, Sir Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, Sir Derek Barton, Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson, Sir George Porter.

Todmorden High School

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He was educated at the local council primary school and, after winning a County Scholarship in 1932, went to Todmorden Grammar School.

F. Albert Cotton

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He is also well known for writing, with his former doctoral student F. Albert Cotton, "Advanced Inorganic Chemistry", often referred to simply as "Cotton and Wilkinson", one of the standard inorganic chemistry textbooks.
After earning his BA degree from Temple in 1951, Cotton pursued a Ph.D. thesis under the guidance of Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson at Harvard University where he worked on metallocenes.

Malcolm Green (chemist)

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He supervised PhD students and postdoctoral researchers including John A. Osborn, Alan Davison and Malcolm Green.
Born in Eastleigh, Hampshire, he was educated at Denstone College and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Acton Technical College (London University External Regulations) in 1956 and his PhD from Imperial College of Science and Technology in 1959 for research carried out under the supervision of Geoffrey Wilkinson.

Alan Davison

He supervised PhD students and postdoctoral researchers including John A. Osborn, Alan Davison and Malcolm Green.
from Swansea University in 1959, and Ph.D. from Imperial College London in 1962, supervised by Nobel Laureate Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson.

Martin A. Bennett

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Born in London, Bennett studied at The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School and received his PhD under the supervision of Geoffrey Wilkinson at Imperial College.

John A. Osborn

He supervised PhD students and postdoctoral researchers including John A. Osborn, Alan Davison and Malcolm Green.
Obsorn received his PhD under the mentorship of Geoffrey Wilkinson.

Organometallic chemistry

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Wilkinson received many awards, including the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1973 for his work on "organometallic compounds" (with Ernst Otto Fischer).
Recognition of organometallic chemistry as a distinct subfield culminated in the Nobel Prizes to Ernst Fischer and Geoffrey Wilkinson for work on metallocenes.

Andrew R. Barron

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Subsequently he received his PhD degree in 1986 from Imperial College under the supervision of Geoffrey Wilkinson.

Ernst Otto Fischer

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Wilkinson received many awards, including the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1973 for his work on "organometallic compounds" (with Ernst Otto Fischer).
He has received many awards including, in 1973 with Geoffrey Wilkinson, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on organometallic compounds.

List of fellows of the Royal Society elected in 1965

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He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 1965.

Fellow of the Royal Society

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Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson FRS (14 July 1921 – 26 September 1996) was a Nobel laureate English chemist who pioneered inorganic chemistry and homogeneous transition metal catalysis.

Chemist

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Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson FRS (14 July 1921 – 26 September 1996) was a Nobel laureate English chemist who pioneered inorganic chemistry and homogeneous transition metal catalysis.

Inorganic chemistry

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Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson FRS (14 July 1921 – 26 September 1996) was a Nobel laureate English chemist who pioneered inorganic chemistry and homogeneous transition metal catalysis.

Catalysis

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Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson FRS (14 July 1921 – 26 September 1996) was a Nobel laureate English chemist who pioneered inorganic chemistry and homogeneous transition metal catalysis.

West Riding of Yorkshire

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Wilkinson was born at Springside, Todmorden, in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

House painter and decorator

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His father, Henry Wilkinson, was a master house painter and decorator; his mother, Ruth, worked in a local cotton mill.

Cotton mill

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His father, Henry Wilkinson, was a master house painter and decorator; his mother, Ruth, worked in a local cotton mill.