Robinson, Robert (1886-1975)
Robinson, Robert (Sir)
Born: Bufford (England), 1886
Died: London (England), 1975
Robinson was educated in chemistry at the University of Manchester and under W.H.Perkin Jr. he produced his doctoral thesis in 1909. After a professorship at the University of Sydney (Australia), he returned to England in 1915 and taught at a number of universities. He worked on various aspects of alkaloid chemistry and worked out the structures of morphine (1925) and strychnine (1946). For this work he received the Nobel Prize in 1947. Robinson served as president of the Royal Society from 1945-1950
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1947
"for his investigations on plant products of biological importance, especially the alkaloids"