Karl Barry Sharpless

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Date of Birth April 28, 1941
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Age 79 years old
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Karl Barry Sharpless

Karl Barry Sharpless is an American chemist and Nobel Laureate known for his work on stereoselective reactions and click chemistry.

Born: April 28, 1941, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nationality: United States
Fields: Chemistry
Institutions: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, The Scripps Research Institute
Alma mater: Dartmouth College, Stanford University, Harvard University
Thesis: Studies of the mechanism of action of 2,3-oxidosqualene-lanosterol cyclase: featuring enzymic cyclization of modified squalene oxides (1968)
Known for: enantioselective synthesis, click chemistry
Notable awards: Priestley Medal (2019), Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2001), Wolf Prize (2001), Benjamin Franklin Medal (2001), Rylander Award (2000), Chemical Sciences Award (2000), Chirality Medal (2000), Rhone Poulenc Medal (2000), Harvey Prize (1998), Microbial Chemistry Medal (1997), King Faisal International Prize (1995), Cliff Hamilton Award (1995), Tetrahedron Prize (1993), Centenary Lectureship Medal (1993), Arthur C. Cope Award (1992), Scheele Award (1991), Chemical Pioneer Award (1988), Dr. Paul Janssen Prize (1986), Allan Day Award (1985)

About Karl Barry Sharpless

An American chemist who is best known for his work on stereoselective reactions.

Karl Barry Sharpless Before Fame

He earned his Ph.D from Stanford University in 1968.

Achievement of Karl Barry Sharpless

He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2001 for his work on chirally catalysed oxidation reactions.

Karl Barry Sharpless Family Life

He has three children with his wife Jan Dueser, who he married in 1965.

Associations of Karl Barry Sharpless

He won the Nobel Prize two years before Peter Agre did.

Information related to Karl Barry Sharpless

  • Stereochemists
  • Wolf Prize in Chemistry laureates
  • Scientists from Philadelphia
  • Nobel laureates in Chemistry
  • Organic chemists
  • American Nobel laureates
  • 21st-century American chemists
Latest information about Karl Barry Sharpless updated on April 17, 2021.

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