Awards & Winners

William Standish Knowles

Date of Birth 01-June-1917
Place of Birth Taunton
(Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Chemist
William Standish Knowles was an American chemist. He was born in Taunton, Massachusetts. Knowles was one of the recipients of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He shared half the prize with Ryōji Noyori for their work in asymmetric synthesis, specifically for his work in hydrogenation reactions. The other half was awarded to K. Barry Sharpless for his work in oxidation reactions.

Awards by William Standish Knowles

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry
(for their work on chirally catalysed hydrogenation reactions)