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William Lipscomb


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BirthdayDecember 9, 1919
Birth SignSagittarius
Death DateApr 14, 2011, age 91
About William Lipscomb

William Nunn Lipscomb, Jr. was commonly known as William Lipscomb, who was an American inorganic and organic chemist. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1976. He worked in nuclear magnetic resonance, theoretical chemistry, boron chemistry, and biochemistry. Lipscomb was awarded the Nobel Prize for his research on the structure of molecules and on chemical bonding. Lipscomb growing up in a home, where independent thinking and intellectual pursuits were encouraged and he became fascinated with chemistry as a young boy. He worked at University of Minnesota in 1946 for 13 years. From 1962 -1965, he also served as chairman of the department of chemistry at Harvard University.
Awards & Achievements
• Guggenheim Fellow, 1954
• Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1960.
• Member of United States National Academy of Sciences
• Member of the Faculty Advisory Board of MIT-Harvard Research Journal
• Peter Debye Award (1973)
• Foreign Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1976
• Nobel Prize in Chemistry in1976

William Lipscomb Before Fame

When Lipscomb was 12 years old, he received a small Gilbert chemistry set and he was hooked. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky. Afterward, he went to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for his doctorate, where he was very influenced by his mentor Linus C. Pauling. Lipscomb worked at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the 1940s.


Ada Yonath was a future Nobel Prize winner, who worked in his lab and he was greatly inspired by his work.

William Lipscomb Family Life

William Nunn Lipscomb was born on December 9, 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. His father was a physician and his mother taught music. He was married to Mary Adele Sargent from 1944 to 1983. They had three children and one of them died shortly after birth. In1983, his second marriage was to Jean Evans and he adopted her daughter.

Associated With

Lipscomb was very influenced by his mentor Linus C. Pauling. William Nunn Lipscomb was died on April 14, 2011 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US.

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