Haworth, Walter Norman

Haworth, Walter Norman (1883-1950)

20th Century
Born : Chorley (England), 1883
Died : Birmingham (England), 1950

Haworth studied chemistry at the University of Manchester, where he was a student of W.H.Perkin, Jr. A scholarly award enabled him to spend a year in Göttingen, where he received his Ph.D. under O. Wallach (1910). After several appointments at universities, he went to the University of Birmingham (1925). Much of his work was done on the structure of carbohydrates. He devised a form of representing the sugar molecules in what is still called "Haworth formulas". He received in 1937 the Nobel Prize for his work on carbohydrates and vitamin C. He shared the Prize with P. Karrer

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Link icon  Sir Walter Norman Haworth
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Link icon  The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1937
"for his investigations on carotenoids, flavins and vitamins A and B2"