Today (19th March) marks the birthday of Sir Norman Haworth – who also died on the 19th March. Haworth won a Nobel Prize in 1937 for his work on carbohydrates and vitamin C. He also developed a way of drawing 3D sugar structures, known as Haworth projections.
For more information on Haworth, his work, and Haworth projections, check out the links below.
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References & Further Reading
- The structure of carbohydrates and of vitamin C – W N Haworth, Nobel lecture 1937
- The Haworth projection – J Ashenhurst, Master Organic Chemistry