Robert Bruce Merrifield

1921 - 2006

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Robert Bruce Merrifield (July 15, 1921 – May 14, 2006) was an American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1984 for the invention of solid phase peptide synthesis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Bruce Merrifield has received more than 82,652 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Robert Bruce Merrifield is the 184th most popular chemist (down from 166th in 2019), the 1,331st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,008th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular American Chemist.

Robert Bruce Merrifield is most famous for his discovery of solid phase peptide synthesis, which is a technique for making peptides in a laboratory.

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Among chemists, Robert Bruce Merrifield ranks 184 out of 510Before him are Gerhard Herzberg, Stephanie Kwolek, Giulio Natta, Tapputi, Emil Erlenmeyer, and Alan J. Heeger. After him are John Fenn, Nicolas Leblanc, Julius Axelrod, Richard F. Heck, Raymond Davis Jr., and John Pople.

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Among people born in 1921, Robert Bruce Merrifield ranks 72Before him are Karel Appel, Harald Quandt, Peter Benenson, Abdul Salam Arif, Jane Russell, and Franco Corelli. After him are Viktor Kulikov, Gérard Debreu, Oskar Gröning, Miklós Jancsó, Thomas Schelling, and Amin al-Hafiz. Among people deceased in 2006, Robert Bruce Merrifield ranks 51Before him are Shohei Imamura, Romano Mussolini, Karel Appel, Glenn Ford, Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, and Aaron Spelling. After him are Raymond Davis Jr., Floyd Patterson, Lillian Asplund, David Bronstein, William Styron, and Joachim Fest.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Bruce Merrifield ranks 1,331 out of 15,968Before him are Edmund Kemper (1948), Martin Balsam (1919), Matt LeBlanc (1967), Alan J. Heeger (1936), Henry Gantt (1861), and Andrew S. Tanenbaum (1944). After him are John Fenn (1917), Robert Loggia (1930), Paul Stanley (1952), Debbie Harry (1945), John G. Avildsen (1935), and Jeffrey DeMunn (1947).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Robert Bruce Merrifield ranks 32Before him are Robert F. Furchgott (1916), Paul Lauterbur (1929), Jerome Karle (1918), Stanford Moore (1913), Stephanie Kwolek (1923), and Alan J. Heeger (1936). After him are John Fenn (1917), Julius Axelrod (1912), Richard F. Heck (1931), Raymond Davis Jr. (1914), F. Sherwood Rowland (1927), and Walter Gilbert (1932).