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George Porter Biography

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George Porter:

George Porter was a British chemist and Nobel laureate.

Birth:

December 6, 1920 in Stainforth, Yorkshire, England

Death:

August 31, 2002 in Canterbury, England

Claim to Fame:

Porter was an British chemist who shares half the 1967 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Ronald Norrish for their research into very fast chemical reactions. They used pulses of light to increase the number of free radicals in some organic compounds to determine the intermediate steps to perform these reactions.

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