Robert B. Woodward

Chemistry Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States 
synthetic organic chemistry
"Robert Woodward"

(1917 - 1979)
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1965 was awarded to Robert B. Woodward "for his outstanding achievements in the art of organic synthesis".
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Robert Casad Hockett research assistant 1936 MIT
 (see acknowledgement in Woodward's B.S. thesis)
Leicester F. Hamilton research assistant 1937 MIT
 (see acknowledgement in Woodward's Ph.D. thesis)
Avery Adrian Morton grad student 1937 MIT
James Flack Norris grad student 1937 MIT
 (A Synthetic Attack on the Oestrone Problem)
Elmer P. Kohler post-doc 1937-1938 Harvard


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Truman Paul Kohman research assistant 1938 Harvard
Alan F. Clifford research assistant 1941 Harvard
Samuel Gale Levine grad student Harvard
Richard Hallenbeck Eastman grad student 1944 Harvard
Yale J. Topper grad student 1946 Harvard (Computational Biology Tree)
Aksel A. Bothner-By grad student 1949 Harvard
Gurbakhsh Singh grad student 1949 Harvard
Harry H. Wasserman grad student 1944-1949 Harvard
Leonard B. Spector grad student 1950 Harvard
Pelham Wilder grad student 1950 Harvard
Paul J. Scheuer grad student 1943-1950 Harvard
Ernest Wenkert grad student 1951 Harvard
Theodore Wiseman Beiler grad student 1952 Harvard
Jerrold Meinwald grad student 1952 Harvard
Myron Rosenblum grad student 1954 Harvard
Ronald Charles David Breslow grad student 1955 Harvard
James B. Hendrickson grad student 1955 Harvard
Martin Saunders grad student 1956 Harvard
Andrew S. Kende grad student 1957 Harvard
William C. Agosta grad student 1958 Harvard
Thomas J. Katz grad student 1959 Harvard
David M. Lemal grad student 1959 Harvard
Robert Shapiro grad student 1959 Harvard
Thomas J. Curphey grad student 1956-1960
Roy Arne Olofson grad student 1961 Harvard
Christopher S. Foote grad student 1962 Harvard
J. Zanos Gougoutas grad student 1964 Harvard
Daniel S. Kemp grad student 1964 Harvard
Kendall N. Houk grad student 1968 Harvard
Lawrence Stanley Weiler grad student 1964-1968 Harvard
Roland Edward Lehr grad student 1969 Harvard
Lawrence T. Scott grad student 1966-1970 Harvard
James K. Whitesell grad student 1971 Harvard
Robert David Sitrin grad student 1972 Harvard
James D. Wuest grad student 1973 Harvard
William H. Rastetter grad student 1975 Harvard
Thomas Robert Hoye grad student 1976 Harvard
William R. Roush grad student 1977 Harvard
Steven H. Bertz grad student 1973-1977 Harvard
Steven A. Benner grad student 1979 Harvard
Stuart L. Schreiber grad student 1979 Harvard
Bruce Branchaud grad student 1976-1981 Harvard
Robert Chênevert post-doc Harvard
Derrick L J Clive post-doc Harvard
Paul Jose de Mayo post-doc Harvard
Dieter Hoppe post-doc Harvard
Subramania Ranganathan post-doc Harvard
Colin B. Reese post-doc Harvard
Christian Suter post-doc Woodward Research Institute
Andrea Vasella post-doc
Emil H. White post-doc Harvard
Henry N. C. Wong post-doc Harvard
Fred Wudl post-doc Harvard
Nien-Chu C. Yang post-doc Harvard & MIT
Howard Elliot Zimmerman post-doc
Elkan Rogers Blout post-doc 1943 Harvard
William von Eggers Doering post-doc 1942-1943 Harvard
Bernhard Witkop post-doc 1947-1950 Harvard
Jerome A. Berson post-doc 1949-1950 Harvard
Karl Heusler post-doc 1949-1950 Harvard
Ajay Kumar Bose post-doc 1950-1951 Harvard
Peter Yates post-doc 1950-1951 Harvard
Franz Sondheimer post-doc 1949-1952 Harvard
Michael P. Cava post-doc 1951-1953 Harvard
W. David Ollis post-doc 1952-1953 Harvard
Rafat Mirza post-doc 1954 Harvard
Gerhard L. Closs post-doc 1957 Harvard
William P. Jencks post-doc 1956-1957 Harvard
Hans-Peter Sigg post-doc 1956-1958 Harvard
William Alfred Ayer post-doc 1957-1958 Harvard
Robert C. Sheppard post-doc 1957-1958 Harvard
David J. Goldsmith post-doc 1957-1959 Harvard
Friedrich Bickelhaupt post-doc 1960 Harvard
Walter Lwowski post-doc 1957-1960 Harvard
Leon Ghosez post-doc 1958-1960 The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard University
Robert Ramage post-doc 1961-1963 Harvard
Paul L. Dowd post-doc 1964 Harvard
Fritz Eckstein post-doc 1964 Harvard
Subramania Ranganathan post-doc 1962-1964 Harvard
Ian Fleming post-doc 1963-1964 Harvard
Jean-Marie Lehn post-doc 1963-1964 Harvard
James Lawrence Bloomer post-doc 1965 Harvard
Pierre Deslongchamps post-doc 1965 Harvard
Srinivasachari Rajappa post-doc 1965 Harvard
Helmut Vorbrüggen post-doc 1963-1965 Woodward Research Institute
David H. Dolphin post-doc 1966 Harvard
Tak-Hang (Bill) Chan post-doc 1965-1966 Harvard
Richard H. Schlessinger post-doc 1965-1966 Harvard
Wolfgang Oppolzer post-doc 1967 Woodward Research Institute
D. John Faulkner post-doc 1965-1967 Harvard
R. Marshall Wilson post-doc 1965-1967 Harvard
Yoshito Kishi post-doc 1966-1969 Harvard
Joseph P. Marino post-doc 1967-1969 Harvard
Kevin M. Smith post-doc 1967-1969 Harvard
Vasu Nair post-doc 1968-1969 Harvard
Hans J. Reich post-doc 1969-1970 Harvard
P Balram post-doc 1973 Harvard (Neurotree)
Volker Jäger post-doc 1971-1973 Harvard
Padmanabhan Balaram post-doc 1972-1973 Harvard
Peter A. Jacobi post-doc 1975 Harvard
Peter A. Wade post-doc 1975-1976 Harvard
Jürgen Martens post-doc 1976-1977 Harvard
David R. Williams post-doc 1977-1978 Harvard
T.V. (Babu) RajanBabu post-doc 1978-1979 Harvard
William Standish Knowles research scientist 1946 Harvard
Bal Dattatreya Tilak research scientist 1960-1961 Harvard
Phanindra Chandra Dutta research scientist 1964 Harvard


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Roald Hoffmann collaborator Harvard
Phanindra Chandra Dutta collaborator 1965-1966 Harvard
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VORBRUEGGEN H, WOODWARD RB. (2010) ChemInform Abstract: The Conversion of β-Amino Esters by Alkylaluminum Compounds into . beta.-Lactams. Cheminform. 24: no-no
WOODWARD RB, AYER WA, BEATON JM, et al. (2010) ChemInform Abstract: The Total Synthesis of Chlorophyll a Cheminform. 22: no-no
Vorbrüggen H, Woodward RB. (1993) The conversion of β-amino esters by alkylaluminum compounds into β-lactams Tetrahedron. 49: 1625-1634
Woodward RB, Ayer WA, Beaton JM, et al. (1990) The total synthesis of chlorophyll a Tetrahedron. 46: 7599-7659
Confalone PN, Woodward RB. (1983) A novel synthesis of peptides based on the photochemistry of 5-azido-1,3,4-oxadiazoles Journal of the American Chemical Society. 105: 902-906
Bauer VJ, Clive DLJ, Dolphin D, et al. (1983) Sapphyrins: Novel aromatic pentapyrrolic macrocycles Journal of the American Chemical Society. 105: 6429-6436
Wenkert D, Woodward RB. (1983) Studies of 2,2′-bipyridyl N,N′-dioxides Journal of Organic Chemistry. 48: 283-289
Lindner DL, Doherty JB, Shoham G, et al. (1982) Intramolecular ene reaction of glyoxylate esters: an anisatin model study Tetrahedron Letters. 23: 5111-5114
Bertz SH, Rihs G, Woodward RB. (1982) Reaction of dimethyl sodio-3-ketoglutarate with glyoxal and substituted glyoxals. First expeditious preparation of bicyclo[3.3.0]octane-3,7-dione; synthesis and crystal structure of 5,7-dihydroxy-4-methoxycarbonyl-3-phenyl-1-indanone Tetrahedron. 38: 63-70
Woodward RB, Logusch E, Nambiar KP, et al. (1981) Asymmetric total synthesis of erythromycin. 3. Total synthesis of erythromycin Journal of the American Chemical Society. 103: 3215-3217
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