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Karl Barry Sharpless

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Karl Barry Sharpless (born April 28, 1941) is an American chemist and a two-time Nobel laureate in Chemistry known for his work on stereoselective reactions and click chemistry. Sharpless was awarded half of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his work on chirally catalysed oxidation reactions", and one third of the 2022 prize, jointly with Carolyn R. Bertozzi and Morten P. Meldal, "for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Barry Sharpless has received more than 452,754 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Karl Barry Sharpless is the 252nd most popular chemist (up from 278th in 2019), the 1,648th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,958th in 2019) and the 54th most popular American Chemist.

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Among chemists, Karl Barry Sharpless ranks 252 out of 509Before him are Vincent du Vigneaud, John Polanyi, Michael Polanyi, Johan Gottlieb Gahn, Charles Adolphe Wurtz, and Thomas Graham. After him are Charles François de Cisternay du Fay, Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Geoffrey Wilkinson, Kikunae Ikeda, Martin Karplus, and Carl Auer von Welsbach.

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Among people born in 1941, Karl Barry Sharpless ranks 107Before him are Ann-Margret, Senta Berger, Hage Geingob, Angelo Scola, Bruce Nauman, and Sergio Oliva. After him are Grace Zabriskie, Stephen Jay Gould, Florinda Bolkan, Liamine Zéroual, Goh Chok Tong, and George Smith.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Karl Barry Sharpless ranks 1,648 out of 18,182Before him are Henry Steel Olcott (1832), Robert Fogel (1926), Ray Ewry (1873), Elmer Bernstein (1922), Thomas Burke (1875), and Emma Stone (1988). After him are Beck (1970), Stanley Donen (1924), Christina Onassis (1950), Winsor McCay (1867), Joel Silver (1952), and Peter Dinklage (1969).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Karl Barry Sharpless ranks 54Before him are Richard F. Heck (1931), Paul L. Modrich (1946), Joseph L. Goldstein (1940), Edward W. Morley (1838), Donald J. Cram (1919), and Vincent du Vigneaud (1901). After him are Roger D. Kornberg (1947), Martin Rodbell (1925), Richard Smalley (1943), Thomas A. Steitz (1940), Alexander Shulgin (1925), and Dudley R. Herschbach (1932).