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William Standish Knowles

Affiliations: 
Monsanto Company, St. Louis, MO, United States 
Area:
Organic chemistry, industrial chemistry
Website:
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2001/knowles.html
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(1917 - 2012)
http://www.nasonline.org/member-directory/deceased-members/20007324.html
https://books.google.com/books?id=KdNAAAAAIAAJ
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2001 was divided, one half jointly to William S. Knowles and Ryoji Noyori "for their work on chirally catalysed hydrogenation reactions" and the other half to K. Barry Sharpless "for his work on chirally catalysed oxidation reactions".

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Robert Cooley Elderfield grad student 1942 Columbia
 (A preliminary investigation of the constituents of Astragalus wootoni. Β-substituted-Δα, Β-butenolides of the naphthalene, indene and norcholane series)
Robert B. Woodward research scientist 1946 Harvard
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Knowles WS, Noyori R. (2007) Pioneering perspectives on asymmetric hydrogenation. Accounts of Chemical Research. 40: 1238-9
Knowles WS. (2003) Asymmetric Hydrogenations (Nobel Lecture 2001) Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis. 345: 3-13
Knowles WS. (2002) Asymmetric hydrogenations (Nobel lecture). Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English). 41: 1999-2007
Irurre J, Knowles WS, Noyori R, et al. (2001) The nobel prizes in chemistry 2001 and his contribution. A hundred years of nobel prizes (1901-2001) | Los premios nobel de química 2001 y su aportación. Cien años de premios nobel (1901-2001) Afinidad. 58: 411-415
Knowles WS, Anderson KS, Andrew SS, et al. (1993) Synthesis & characterization of N-amino-glyphosate as a potent analog inhibitor of E. coli EPSP synthase. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 3: 2863-2868
Vineyard BD, Knowles WS, Sabacky MJ. (1983) α-Amino acids by catalytic asymmetric hydrogenation Journal of Molecular Catalysis. 19: 159-169
Knowles WS. (1982) AMINO ACIDS BY ASYMMETRIC CATALYSIS. . 2: 714-722
Hobbs CF, Knowles WS. (1981) Asymmetric hydroformylation of vinyl acetate with DIOP-type ligands Journal of Organic Chemistry. 46: 4422-4427
Koenig KE, Knowles WS. (1978) Use of deuterium to investigate E-Z isomerizations during rhodium-catalyzed reduction. Asymmetric induction and mechanistic implications Journal of the American Chemical Society. 100: 7561-7564
Vineyard BD, Knowles WS, Sabacky MJ, et al. (1977) Asymmetric hydrogenation. Rhodium chiral bisphosphine catalyst Journal of the American Chemical Society. 99: 5946-5952
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