scotland Famous Chemists from Scotland

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List of notable or famous chemists from Scotland, with bios and photos, including the top chemists born in Scotland and even some popular chemists who immigrated to Scotland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Scottish chemists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These chemists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known chemist from Scotland is included when available.

List people include Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Alexander R. Todd, Baron Todd and many more.

This historic chemists from Scotland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Scottish chemists of note?" and "Who are the most famous chemists from Scotland?" These prominent chemists of Scotland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Scottish chemists.

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Alexander Mitchell Kellas was a Scottish chemist, explorer, and mountaineer known for his studies of high-altitude physiology. He was born in Aberdeen, Scotland. Himalayan Club Vice President Meher Mehta characterized Kellas' papers A Consideration of the Possibility of Ascending the Loftier ...more

Age: Died at 53 (1868-1921)

Birthplace: Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Profession: Chemist

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Alexander R. Todd, Baron Todd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Chemists from Scotland
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Alexander Robertus Todd, Baron Todd, OM, PRS FRSE was a British biochemist whose research on the structure and synthesis of nucleotides, nucleosides, and nucleotide coenzymes gained him the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. ...more

Age: Died at 90 (1907-1997)

Birthplace: Eurasia, United Kingdom, Cathcart

Profession: Chemist

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Archibald Scott Couper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Chemists from Scotland
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Archibald Scott Couper was a Scottish chemist who proposed an early theory of chemical structure and bonding. He developed the concepts of tetravalent carbon atoms linking together to form large molecules, and that the bonding order of the atoms in a molecule can be determined from chemical ...more

Age: Died at 61 (1831-1892)

Birthplace: Kirkintilloch, United Kingdom

Profession: Chemist

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Charles Macintosh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Chemists from Scotland
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Charles Macintosh FRS was a Scottish chemist and inventor of waterproof fabrics. The Mackintosh raincoat is named for him. ...more

Age: Died at 77 (1766-1843)

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Profession: Chemist, Inventor

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