Charles J. Pedersen

1904 - 1989

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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 115,073 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Charles J. Pedersen is the 218th most popular chemist (down from 208th in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from South Korea (down from 36th in 2019) and the most popular South Korean Chemist.

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Among chemists, Charles J. Pedersen ranks 218 out of 510Before him are Paul Flory, Hermann Kolbe, Osamu Shimomura, John Vane, Carl Auer von Welsbach, and Aziz Sancar. After him are Edmond H. Fischer, Robert Curl, Sophia Brahe, Max Joseph von Pettenkofer, Edward W. Morley, and Stanislao Cannizzaro.

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Among people born in 1904, Charles J. Pedersen ranks 61Before him are František Plánička, Arnold Gehlen, Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta, Moshé Feldenkrais, Otto Robert Frisch, and Leopold Trepper. After him are Minoru Genda, Luigi Dallapiccola, Josef Bühler, Peter Lorre, George Stevens, and Rudolf Arnheim. Among people deceased in 1989, Charles J. Pedersen ranks 53Before him are Princess Deokhye, Valentin Glushko, Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz, Irving Berlin, Franklin J. Schaffner, and Werner Best. After him are Kōnosuke Matsushita, Minoru Genda, Jerzy Kukuczka, A. J. Ayer, Carlos Arias Navarro, and Rashid Behbudov.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Charles J. Pedersen ranks 74 out of 774Before him are Kim Tu-bong (1889), Song Hye-rim (1937), Princess Deokhye (1912), Ri Chun-hee (1943), Deokjong of Goryeo (1016), and Munjong of Goryeo (1019). After him are Choe Yong-rim (1930), Kim Jae-gyu (1926), Bong Joon-ho (1969), Soh Jaipil (1864), Yi Hwang (1501), and Jeong Mong-ju (1337).

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