Todd, Alexander Robertus

Todd, Alexander Robertus (1907-1997)


Todd, Alexander Robertus (Baron)

20th Century
Born: Glasgow (Scotland), 1907 
Died 1997

Todd graduated from the University of Glasgow (1929) and obtained a doctorate in Frankfurt (Germany) (1931) and a second doctorate (1933) at Oxford (England). In 1947 he synthesised the compounds adenosine diphosphate and triphosphate (ADP and ATP). In the 1950’s he synthesised several coenzymes with nucleotide-like structure. Todd was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1957 for his work on nucleotides. 

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Link icon  The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1957
"for his work on nucleotides and nucleotide co-enzymes"