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Archer John Porter Martin Biography


Archer John Porter Martin:

Archer John Porter Martin was an English chemist and Nobel laureate.


March 1, 1910 in London, England


July 28, 2002 in Norwich, England

Claim to Fame:

Martin was an English biochemist who shares the 1952 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Richard Synge for the invention of partition chromatography. Partition chromatography is a technique to separate similar substances by repeated extraction by two immiscible liquids. It can separate amino acids to aid in the study of proteins, carbohydrates and DNA. He also developed gas-liquid chromatography.

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