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Elias James Corey

1928 - Today

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Elias James Corey (born July 12, 1928) is an American organic chemist. In 1990, he won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his development of the theory and methodology of organic synthesis", specifically retrosynthetic analysis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elias James Corey has received more than 311,227 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Elias James Corey is the 215th most popular chemist (down from 197th in 2019), the 1,429th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,396th in 2019) and the 45th most popular American Chemist.

Elias James Corey is most famous for his work in the field of organic chemistry. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1990 for his work in developing methods to synthesize complex molecules.

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Among chemists, Elias James Corey ranks 215 out of 509Before him are William Henry Perkin, Feodor Lynen, Alexander R. Todd, Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, Derek Barton, and Aziz Sancar. After him are Osamu Shimomura, Kaoru Ishikawa, Jacques Dubochet, Leo Baekeland, Michael Smith, and Arieh Warshel.

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Among people born in 1928, Elias James Corey ranks 79Before him are Erik Bruhn, Borisav Jović, Eugene Merle Shoemaker, Colin Chapman, Sara Montiel, and Gustav Leonhardt. After him are Osamu Shimomura, Daniel Nathans, Desmond Morris, Wolfgang von Trips, Marco Ferreri, and Gene Sharp.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Elias James Corey ranks 1,429 out of 18,182Before him are John DeLorean (1925), Barbara Bel Geddes (1922), Connie Francis (1938), David Duchovny (1960), Charles G. Dawes (1865), and Cesar Romero (1907). After him are Henry Lee Lucas (1936), Robin Wright (1966), Frank Langella (1938), Kathryn Joosten (1939), Vernon L. Smith (1927), and Mario Lanza (1921).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Elias James Corey ranks 45Before him are Julius Axelrod (1912), F. Sherwood Rowland (1927), John Fenn (1917), Robert H. Grubbs (1942), William Standish Knowles (1917), and Robert Curl (1933). After him are Alfred G. Gilman (1941), William Lipscomb (1919), Richard F. Heck (1931), Paul L. Modrich (1946), Joseph L. Goldstein (1940), and Edward W. Morley (1838).