Charles J. Pedersen

1904 - 1989

Charles J. Pedersen

Charles John Pedersen (October 3, 1904 – October 26, 1989) was an American organic chemist best known for describing methods of synthesizing crown ethers during his entire 42-year career as a chemist for DuPont at DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware and at DuPont's Jackson Laboratory in Deepwater, New Jersey. Often associated with Reed McNeil Izatt, Pedersen also shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1987 with Donald J. Cram and Jean-Marie Lehn. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles J. Pedersen has received more than 96,571 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 208th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, Charles J. Pedersen ranks 208 out of 473Before him are Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Johann Josef Loschmidt, Alexander R. Todd, Nicolas Leblanc, William Standish Knowles, and Arthur Kornberg. After him are George Porter, Hermann Kolbe, Martin Karplus, Archer Martin, Hideki Shirakawa, and Elias James Corey.

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Among people born in 1904, Charles J. Pedersen ranks 52Before him are John Gielgud, George Balanchine, George F. Kennan, Peter Lorre, Lal Bahadur Shastri, and Count Basie. After him are Ernst-Günther Schenck, George Stevens, Luigi Dallapiccola, Moshé Feldenkrais, Arnold Gehlen, and Henri Cartan. Among people deceased in 1989, Charles J. Pedersen ranks 50Before him are Princess Deokhye, Michel Aflaq, Valentin Glushko, Bruce Chatwin, Cornel Wilde, and Jerzy Kukuczka. After him are John Payne, Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz, Kaoru Ishikawa, Franklin J. Schaffner, Ahmadou Ahidjo, and A. J. Ayer.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Charles J. Pedersen ranks 36 out of 380Before him are Yejong of Joseon (1450), Yi I (1536), Nam June Paik (1932), Princess Deokhye (1912), Lee Kun-hee (1942), and Gim Yu-sin (595). After him are Kim Ki-duk (1960), Kim Tu-bong (1889), Cha Bum-kun (1953), Soh Jaipil (1864), Jeong Mong-ju (1337), and Psy (1977).

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Among chemists born in South Korea, Charles J. Pedersen ranks 1