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Honoring Corey

Elias James Corey Ph.D.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1990

Organic Chemist - Interested in application of organic chemistry to human health. His groups have achieved a multitude of total syntheses of complex molecules. Originator of retrosynthetic analysis. Recognized as "Most Cited Author in Chemistry" by American Chemical Society in 2002.

"Organic chemistry was especially fascinating with its intrinsic beauty and its great relevance to human health."

Honoring Corey

Corey-Suggs Reagent (pyrdinium chlorochromate for oxidation),

Corey-Chaykovsky reagent (timehylsulfoxonium iodide for adding a carbon atom)

Corey-oxazaborolidine (for stereoselective reduction)

Corey-Seebach reaction

Corey-Chaykovsky reaction

Corey-House reaction

Elias J. Corey Award for Outstanding Original Contribution in Organic Synthesis by a Young Investigator by The Pfizer Endowment Fund

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Corey postage stamp, Antigua and Barbuda

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Name: Elias James Corey
Birth: 12 July 1928, Methuen, MA, USA
Institution: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Award: "for his development of the theory and methodology of organic synthesis"
Subject: organic chemistry
National Medal of Science Chemistry 1988
Nobel Lecture
History of Discovery
Honoring Corey