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William Knowles

William Knowles

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2001
Nobel co-recipients: Ryoji Noyori, Barry Sharpless

"for their work on chirally catalysed hydrogenation reactions."

Nobel Prize Cash and Philanthropy

William Standish Knowles’ daughter Elizabeth stated that her father donated his entire Nobel Prize money and that he did not keep any of it for himself. He donated part of the money to two Monsanto coworkers who collaborated with him in the L-dopa research. He donated the other part of the money to Harvard and Columbia.

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Name: William S. Knowles
Birth: 1 June 1917, Taunton, MA, USA
Death: 13 June 2012, Chesterfield, MO, USA
Affiliation: St. Louis, MO, USA
Award: "for their work on chirally catalysed hydrogenation reactions."
Portion of Cash: 1/3
Nobel Prize Cash and Philanthropy