William Henry Perkin, Jr.
(1860-1929)

Died aged c. 69

William Henry Perkin Jr., FRS FRSE (17 June 1860 – 17 September 1929) was an English organic chemist who was primarily known for his groundbreaking research work on the degradation of naturally occurring organic compounds.

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National Historic Chemical Landmark. Dyson Perrins Laboratory, University of Oxford. This laboratory was a major centre for Organic Chemistry from 1916-2003. It had only four Heads in that time, the Waynflete Professors W. H. Perkin Jnr, Sir Robert Robinson OM, Sir Ewart Jones, and Sir Jack Baldwin. Sir Robert was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1947 for work done here on natural products.

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