Robinson, Robert, (Sir) (1886-1975)

Also known as
Robinson, Robert, (OAM, Kt.cr) (1886-1975)
Robinson, Robert (1886-1975)
Field of activity
Organic chemist
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35457329
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-959587

Biographies

Sir Robert Robinson was Professor of Chemistry at Oxford University from 1930-1955 and spent 3 years at the University of Sydney (1913-1915) as Professor of Organic Chemistry (Pure and Applied). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1947 for his investigations on plant products of biological importance, especially the alkaloids. Robinson has received many other honours including a knighthood in 1939, the Commandeur de la Légion d'Honneur and Order of the Rising Sun, 2nd class (Japan).

  • Career position - Professor of Organic Chemistry (Pure and Applied) at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Heath Harrison Professor of Organic Chemistry in Liverpool, UK
  • Career position - Director of Research at the British Dyestuffs Corporation Ltd
  • Career position - Professor of Chemistry at St Andrews, UK
  • Career position - Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Manchester, UK
  • Career position - Professor of Organic Chemistry at University College, London
  • Award - Bakerian Lecturer for the Royal Society
  • Award - Davy Medallist of the Royal Society
  • Award - Longstaff Medallist of the Chemical Society
  • Career position - Wayneflete Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford
  • Award - Royal Medallist
  • Award - Knight Bachelor (Kt cr)
  • Award - Paracelsus Medallist of the Swiss Chemical Society received
  • Career position - President of the Chemical Society
  • Award - Copley Medallist of the Royal Society
  • Career position - President of the Royal Society
  • Award - Albert Gold Medal received from the Royal Society of Arts
  • Award - Franklin Medal received from the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia
  • Award - Nobel Prize for Chemistry received
  • Award - Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) received
  • Award - Priestley Medal received from the American Chemical Society
  • Career position - President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Award - Hofmann Medal received from the German Chemical Society
  • Career position - President of the Society of Chemical Industry
  • Award - Flintoff Medal received from the Chemical Society

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Resources for Robert Robinson

Selected resources (7)

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Robinson, Robert
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Sir Robert Robinson: a Contemporary historical assessment and a personal memoir
    Birch, A. J.
    Published: 1976
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 109, 3/4, 151-160
  3. Investigating a Scientific Legend: the Tropinone Synthesis of Sir Robert Robinson, FRS
    Birch, Arthur J.
    Published: 1993
    Series: Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London, 47, 277-296
  4. Sir Robert Robinson - Biography
    Published: 1996
    Series: Nobel e-Museum
  5. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1947 'for his investigations on plant products of biological importance, especially the alkaloids'
    Published: 1996
    Series: Nobel e-Museum
  6. James Arthur Prescott 1890-1987
    Stephens, C.G. and Quirk, J.P.
    Published: 1988
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 7, 3, 299-313
  7. Raymond James Wood Le Fevre 1905-1986
    Aroney, M. J.; Bukingham, A. D.
    Published: 1988
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 7, 3, 273-297

Resources by Robert Robinson (13)

  1. Further perspectives in organic chemistry : CIBA Foundation symposium 53 (new series) to commemorate Sir Robert Robinson and his research
    Ciba Foundation
    [ Conference Proceedings, Book : 1978-1979 ]
    At 4 libraries
    Further perspectives in organic chemistry : CIBA Foundation symposium 53 (new series) to commemorate Sir Robert Robinson and his research
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  2. Further perspectives in organic chemistry
    Symposium on Further Perspectives in Organic Chemistry Ciba Foundation) (1977 :
    [ Conference Proceedings : 1978 ]
    At 9 libraries
    Further perspectives in organic chemistry
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 105,473.117)

  3. Memoirs of a minor prophet : 70 years of organic chemistry / Sir Robert Robinson
    Robinson, Robert, Sir, 1886-1975
    [ Book : 1976 ]
    At 15 libraries
    Memoirs of a minor prophet : 70 years of organic chemistry / Sir Robert Robinson
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  4. The structural relations of natural products / by Robert Robinson
    Robinson, Robert, Sir, 1886-1975
    [ Book : 1955 ]
    At 7 libraries
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  5. The building of molecules / by R. Robinson
    Robinson, Robert, Sir, 1886-1975
    [ Book : 1937 ]
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  6. Advancing frontiers in the chemistry of natural products. : A collective volume with a leading article by Sir Robert Robinson
    Robinson, Robert Sir, 1886-1975
    [ Book : 1965 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  7. A Century after kekule / ed. by T.Stephen
    Robinson, Robert Sir, 1886-1975
    [ Book : 1970 ]
    At UNSW Library
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  8. An introduction to organic chemistry : aliphatic and alicyclic compounds / [by] E. D. Morgan and Sir Robert Robinson
    Morgan, E. David (Eric David)
    [ Book : 1975 ]
    At 3 libraries
    An introduction to organic chemistry : aliphatic and alicyclic compounds / [by] E. D. Morgan and Sir Robert Robinson
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  9. Further perspectives in organic chemistry : to commemorate Sir Robert Robinson and his research
    Symposium on Further Perspectives in Organic Chemistry London, England) (1977 :
    [ Book : 1978 ]
    At ANU Library
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  10. Record of the science research scholars of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, 1891-1950 / [foreword by Sir Robert Robinson]
    Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 (Great Britain)
    [ Book : 1951-1961 ]
    At Barr Smith Library
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  1. Further perspectives in organic chemistry : CIBA Foundation symposium 53 (new series) to commemorate Sir Robert Robinson and his research
    Ciba Foundation
    [ Conference Proceedings, Book : 1978-1979 ]
    At 4 libraries
    Further perspectives in organic chemistry : CIBA Foundation symposium 53 (new series) to commemorate Sir Robert Robinson and his research
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  2. Further perspectives in organic chemistry
    Symposium on Further Perspectives in Organic Chemistry Ciba Foundation) (1977 :
    [ Conference Proceedings : 1978 ]
    At 9 libraries
    Further perspectives in organic chemistry
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  3. Memoirs of a minor prophet : 70 years of organic chemistry / Sir Robert Robinson
    Robinson, Robert, Sir, 1886-1975
    [ Book : 1976 ]
    At 15 libraries
    Memoirs of a minor prophet : 70 years of organic chemistry / Sir Robert Robinson
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  4. Perspectives in organic chemistry : <a symposium / With bibls.>
    Todd, Alexander R. (Alexander Robertus), 1907-
    [ Book : 1956 ]
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  5. A Century after Kekulé / edited by T. Stephen
    Stephen, T.,
    [ Book : 1966 ]
    Languages: English;German;French, [2 others]
    At 2 libraries
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  6. Nobel Prize certificate awarded to Sir Robert Robinson
    [ Photograph : 2009 ]
    Languages: other
    At Uni Syd Inst Rep
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  7. Robert Robinson, chemist extraordinary / Trevor I. Williams
    Williams, Trevor I. (Trevor Illtyd)
    [ Book : 1990 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At 11 libraries
    Robert Robinson, chemist extraordinary / Trevor I. Williams
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  8. Perspectives in organic chemistry / edited by Sir Alexander Todd
    Todd, Alexander R. (Alexander Robertus), 1907-
    [ Book : 1956 ]
    Languages: English;German, [1 other]
    At 15 libraries
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  9. Futher Perspectivesin Organic Chemistry
    Symposium, CIBA Foundation
    [ Book : 2009 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At 3 libraries
    Futher Perspectivesin Organic Chemistry
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  10. Further perspectives in organic chemistry
    Symposium on Further Perspectives in Organic Chemistry (1977)
    [ : 1979 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At 2 libraries
    Further perspectives in organic chemistry
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    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 20 August 1897 [Issue No.660] p 5968

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    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 3 September 1897 [Issue No.697] p 6344

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    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 6 August 1897 [Issue No.625] p 5535

    Government Gazette Notices

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  1. OBITUARY ME. ROBERT ROBINSON.
    The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser (NSW : 1886 - 1942) Friday 28 October 1938 p 2 Article
    ... OBITUARY MR, ROBERT ROBINSON. The death occurred in a hospital, at Brisbane, on Thursday, of Robert ... , young- | est son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. ! Robinson, of Swan Bay. Deceased, who was in his 50tli ... 92 words
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  2. [ADVERTISEMENT.] TO ROBERT ROBINSON, ESQ.
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1847 - 1851) Saturday 30 August 1851 p 2 Article
    ... [ADVERTISE.MENT.) TO ROBERT ROBINSON, ESQ. Sm, have voluntarily presented yourself to public ordeal ... 1854 words
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  3. SIR HERCULES ROBINSON.
    Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers (Melbourne, Vic. : 1867 - 1875) Thursday 28 March 1872 p 76 Article Illustrated
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  1. Robinson
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    Created by brunyisland2001, 65 items.

    "Dr" Robert John Stuart Robinson - known as Robertson from 23 Jan 1865 (from a report in the NSW Police Gazette of 1 Feb 1865) until his death in 1899.

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  1. Sir Robert Robinson collection
    Robinson, Robert, 1886-1975
    [ Unpublished : 1934-1957 ]
    Languages: English;Swedish;German;Japanese, [5 others]
    At University of Sydney
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  2. Collection of papers and documents, Sir Robert Robinson
    Robinson, Robert, 1886-1975
    [ Unpublished : 1934-1957 ]
    Languages: English;Swedish;German;Japanese, [5 others]
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  3. Papers of Sir Hercules Robinson
    Robinson, Hercules George Robert Sir, 1824-1897
    [ Unpublished : 1879-1880 ]
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  1. The wit of Sir Robert Menzies / compiled by Ray Robinson
    Menzies, Robert, Sir, 1894-1978
    [ Book, Audio book, Object : 1966-1983 ]
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    The wit of Sir Robert Menzies / compiled by Ray Robinson
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  2. Tribute to Sir William Gaston Walkley : interviews and speeches
    Walkley, William Gaston Sir, 1896-1976
    [ Sound : 1958-1973 ]
    At National Library
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  3. Sir John Cornforth interviewed by Ann Turner for the Australians of the year oral history project
    Cornforth, John Warcup, Sir, 1917-2013
    [ Sound : 1995 ]
    At National Library
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  4. The bold gens-d'armes : fantasia on Offenbach's air in Genevieve de Brabant / by Luscombe Searell
    Searelle, Luscombe, 1853-1907
    [ Printed music : 1874 ]
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  1. Views international: Sir Robert Robinson: first professor of organic chemistry, University of Sydney
    Jones, Clifford
    Chemistry in Australia
    [ Article : 2012 ]
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  2. Some newer physical methods in structural chemistry: mass spectometry, optical rotatory dispersion and circular dichroism : being the proceedings of a symposium held at New College Oxford in July 1966 under the presidency of Sir Robert Robinson / ed ...
    New College (University of Oxford)
    [ Conference Proceedings, Book : 1967 ]
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  3. The book that never was: the biography of Sir Robert Gibson.(Biography)
    Millmow, Alex
    Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society
    [ Article : 2006 ]
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  4. The Red Page SIR ROBERT GARRAN (9 July 1958)
    The bulletin.
    [ Article : 1958 ]
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    At Trove DigitalLibrary
    The Red Page SIR ROBERT GARRAN (9 July 1958)
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  1. The wit of Sir Robert Menzies / compiled by Ray Robinson
    Menzies, Robert, Sir, 1894-1978
    [ Book, Audio book, Object : 1966-1983 ]
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  2. Robinson Crusoe / Daniel Defoe
    Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731
    [ Book, Microform, Audio book, Sound : 1719-2012 ]
    Languages: English;French;Macedonian;German, [28 others]
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  3. Speeches delivered by His Excellency Sir Hercules G.R. Robinson G.C.M.G. during his administration of the government of New South Wales : to which are appended several important despatches etc., etc
    Robinson, Hercules George Robert, Sir, 1824-1897
    [ Book : 1879 ]
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  4. Perspectives in organic chemistry : dedicated to Sir Robert Robinson on the occasion of his 70th birthday, September 13 / 1956. Ed. and partly written by Sir A.Todd
    Todd, Alexander R. (Alexander Robertus), 1907-
    [ Book : 1956 ]
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    Healey, Christine
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    Blacket, Edmund Thomas, 1817-1883
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